76n: Steve Martin / The Kinks
[ open on Man and Woman sitting at table in singles bar ]
Man: [ laughing ] So, anyway, the first time I ever came to one of these singles bars, I.. fell down the stairs and crashed into the cigarette machine!
Woman: [ charmed ] That's what happened to me, too!
Man: You're kidding me!
Man: Well.. I'll be honest with you: when I first saw you, I kinda figured that that happened to you, too.
Woman: [ excited ] Really?!
Man: Yeah. Just by looking at you. I'll-I'll-I'll bet you play on "Old MacDonald" on push-button phones, too, right?
Woman: [ laughs ] Right! [ laughs ]
Man: You know, it's funny.. we've only been together here, like, ten minutes, and already we have a lot in common!
Woman: I know.
Man: It's really amazing. I mean, like, what do you do for a living?
Woman: Oh, I-I.. calibrate the pressure ratios for hydraulic valve systems.
Man: [ guffaws ] So do I! Oh! What did you do before that?
Woman: Well, I folded the little plastic index tabs that separate the sections in notebooks.
Man: [ amazed ] I did, TOO!!!
Woman: [ laughing ] Oh, no!
Man: I can't believe this!
Woman: This is incredible!
Man: Hey, look - what does your tongue taste like to you?
Woman: [ thinking ] Um.. nothing. It has no flavor.
Man: Really?! Neither does mine! Oh! Wha-what's your favorite loud noise?
Woman: Oh.. I-I don't know.. I like all of them..
Man: Ah, you must have a special favorite..
Woman: No, I don't have a favorite, I like them all equally well.
Man: What about when you turn on the bathroom water, and it doesn't come out right away, and then suddenly it just all comes out!
Woman: I love that! Oh.. what about when it's summer, and you're sitting on a leather sofa, and you're wearing shorts and you're sweating, and you have to stand up real quickly?
Man: [ excited ] That's my favorite pain! You said my exact favorite! That's my favorite!
Woman: Listen.. don't you just hate it when you're sitting in your room, and you hear screams and shouts outside, becuase someone got hit by a truck?
Man: Yeah! Yeah! What's your favorite land mass?
Woman: [ thinking ] Dalmation Islands, just off the coast of Yugoslavia.
Man: The southern one? A little further inland.
Together: Just above the 30th Parallel!!
Woman: I like your nose.
Man: Ah. And you're so healthy looking, real natural.
Woman: Well, I try to eat right, and I exercise. And I never, uh.. open a safety pin and punch into my face all over.
Man: That's good.
Woman: Look, uh.. don't you just hate it when somebody dies in the apartment next door to yours, and they don't find them for a couple of weeks.. and. when they do, their pet parrot ate half of them.
Man: Yeah. [ they kiss ] Hey.. you know what I'd like to do right now?
Man: Have you seen "A Star Is Born"?
Man: Well, let's go stand in line.. and when it gets to be our turn, we'll go back and get into the end of the line again!
Woman: [ laughs ] Oh, I'd love that!
Man: Let's go!
[ they both stand, hold one leg behind their back and begin to hop ]
Man: You like to hop!
Woman: Oh, everywhere!
[ they hop into the darkened set, to fade ]