Apres mai


- Hi.

- Here he is.

Very large tonight.

What took you so long?

I was scraping off my makeup, tons of it.

Say, you two all right up there?

You know the problem, honey.

Any time you want a little of mine...

- Excuse me, darlings.

- Hello, Victor, how are you?

All right, Vic, it's a nice party. Hiya, Lottie.

- Hi, Mr. Benson.

- Check the billing!

Man, you went the full route, didn't you?

You know there's nothing I wouldn't do

for you, Bill.

- You hungry?

- No.

- Thirsty?

- I can wait a little bit.

Want a girl to...

- No, I'm too tired.

- Can I carry you?

- Victor, put your pen away, will you?

- Good evening, Bill.

Hi, Fritzi.

I told you I wasn't going to sign

a contract...

till I know who's going to play

the other fellow.

- We'll find somebody.

- It's not as simple as that.

We gotta have a fellow who's young,

who can sing, dance, act.

Leave it to me. It's easy.

It's easy, huh, Victor?

I don't know anybody like that.

Neither do I.

That's what's so exciting about it.

There's this unknown genius

waiting to be discovered somewhere...

- and we have no idea where he is.

- That's very exciting.

- What's that?

- Sounds like a raid.

Look who's here!

It's nobody, just Ted Adams.


Give them a break.

Here you are. Aren't they wonderful?

Thank you.

They really love me.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

Hey, that was some reception, huh?

A year ago, nobody ever heard of him.

Fastest rise of anyone in television.

- Did you ever see him work?

- No, I live in a fringe area.

What kind of guest of honor are you?

They're all screaming for you.

- Come on!

- Why didn't you tell me?

Teddy, baby! Look here.

Hello, Victor.

I'm glad you didn't wait for me.

Do you hear that? Ad lib.

You know the boys.

Yes. Otto. Marty. Make yourself at home.

We can't stay very long. Tallulah's waiting.


Did you tell Bill that I've decided

to do the show with him?

- Yes.

- What did he say?

What did he say? What could he say?

He's crazy about the idea.

This is it.

It'll open the second act.

Why don't you try it?


Excuse me, darlings.

- Ted, you know Bill Benson.

- Sure.

- How do you do? Nice to see you, Ted.

- Thank you.

- See, I can't tell you how excited I am...

- He's a great fan of yours.

Oh, yes, ever since I was a kid.

Really, you don't know how excited

I was when Victor told me...

Yes, sir, a great fan.

How about the number?

Well, I've only just seen the verse,

but I'll take a hack at it.

They should erect a statue to the guy

Who first thought of hitting someone

with a pie

Call it hokum, hoke, or what you will

It sure got a laugh and they're laughing still

And nothing sounds quite as glorious

As a laugh that's real uproarious.

Cut, here. Time. This calls for two fellows.

I need another guy.

You do? Why don't you run through it

with him?

Thank you, darling.

Got it.

Give them elegant prose

Noel Coward bon mots

Yeah, and tres gay.

You'll get notices

But you'll go broke

If the hero's flustered

Hit him with a custard

You gotta give the people hoke.

Do your best tour jet

From a classic ballet

And they'll rush to the lobby and smoke

Add a tiny pratfall

And you'll be running that ball

You gotta give the people hoke

Now the critics may say it's trash

But trash or not, it's a smash

We've done it again

And the crowds are standing in line

'Cause Winchell thinks it's just fine

Every year at the Met

They go deeper in debt

You would think that it's time they awoke

They don't want Pagliacci

Give them Liberace

That would be a master stroke

You gotta give the people

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