The Thrill of It All

Synopsis: The Happy Soap Company is owned and managed by the Fraleigh family. Although he is more of a company figurehead than an active participant in the company's day-to-day business, anything that family patriarch Tom Fraleigh wants for the company he usually gets. What he wants is Beverly Boyer - the wife of his daughter-in-law's obstetrician, Dr. Gerald Boyer - to appear as the company spokesperson when Beverly, who he meets at a small dinner party, mentions a personal and true story about how Happy Soap saved her life. She is to appear in a live commercial spot during a Happy Soap sponsored television show telling her story just as she told Tom. Despite Beverly's performance going poorly in her own mind, Tom loved it and how refreshing and honest Beverly came across to the viewer. So Tom signs her to a one year, $80,000 contract to continue doing the same. This move is questioned by Happy Soap's own managers and its advertising company. But it is questioned even more by Gerald, who believ
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Norman Jewison
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

and don't hang up until Daddy tells you to.

Andy, before you hang up again,

tell Mommy I want to speak with her.

Daddy wants to speak to ya.

I told you that I am shampooing

Maggie's hair.

Ask Daddy what he wants.

Would you do that, please?

Mommy's shampooing Maggie's hair

and what do you want?

Just tell Mommy not to prepare dinner

tonight because we've been invited out.

And tell her I'll be home very soon.

'You understand me, Andy?

'Do you understand Daddy?

'Did you understand me, Andy? '

Andy, did you hang up again?

Andy, are you there?

- Daddy, can I hang up now?

- Yes, you can hang up now.

Andrew, come in a minute.

What did Daddy say, honey?

- He said that he's coming home soon.

- Is that all he said?

He also said,

"Andy, did you hang up again?"

You did very well, sweetheart.

You really did.

Does the Happy soap smell better

than the ooky soap?

It does, Mommy.

It smells just like my piano teacher.

- Now I smell just like her.

- Well, that's good.

That's better than smelling like

a school yard any day.

Mommy, can I have a bath and shampoo?

What? You're not due

until tomorrow night. Huh!

Are you sure you don't mind

my leaving now, Mrs Boyer?

- I could serve and leave later.

- I won't hear of it.

- These church socials rarely start on time.

- You go right on.

Besides, I have an excellent helper.

Have you noticed?

Be careful now, honey. Don't drop it.

Well, I guess I'll be going.

I shan't be late.

Thank you so much, Mrs Boyer.

- All right, dear. Goodbye.

- Goodbye!

- Hi.

- Perfect timing.

- Between medium and medium rare.

- Beautiful.

- What was it today?

- A girl.

Didn't Andy give you my message

about our being invited out to dinner?

Oh, no. Who invited us out to dinner?

Mrs Fraleigh, one of my patients.

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Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American comedian, actor, director, and writer whose career spans seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar's Hour and Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also had great success as a film director and writer and partnered with Steve Martin in the 1970s when Reiner co-wrote and/or directed some of Martin's most successful films, including the 1979 film The Jerk. Reiner formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in "2000 Year Old Man" and acted in films such as The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) and the Ocean's Trilogy (2001–2007). Reiner has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career. He is the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, author Annie Reiner, and grandfather to Tracy Reiner. more…

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