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Scene One -KACL
admonishing a caller; Roz Doyle, his call-screener, is in her booth.
you eavesdrop on her calls, you open her mail. The minute
[polite] Thank you for your call. [presses a button; to Roz]
Roz, I think we have time for one more?
Yes, Dr Crane. On line four, we have Russell from Kirkland.
[presses a button] Hello, Russell. This is Dr Frasier Crane;
[v.o.] Well, I've been feeling sort of, uh, you know,
depressed lately. [Roz looks at the clock] My life's not
going anywhere and-and, er, it's not that bad. It's just
the same old apartment, same old job...
Er, Russell, we're just about at the end of our hour. Let
had left me, which was very painful. Then she came back to
me, which was excruciating. On top of that, my practice
clinging to a life that wasn't working anymore, and I knew
I had to do something, anything. So, I ended the marriage
to my hometown of Seattle. Go Seahawks! [laughs] I took
action, Russell. And you can, too. Move, change, do
something; if it's a mistake, do something else. Will you
do that, Russell? Will you? Russell...? [to Roz]
I think we lost him.
[annoyed; rips off his headphones] Oh, for crying out loud!
I finally bare my soul to all of Seattle, and they're
listening to Chopper Dave's "Rush-Hour Round-Up!"
Well, the rest of the show was pretty good. [Roz says
nothing] It was a, a good show, wasn't it?
Roz, in the trade we call that "avoidance." Don't change
the subject, tell me what you think.
[points at her console] Did I ever tell you what this
little button does?
was I today?
dead air, you scrambled the station's call letters, you
[takes the notepaper] You say my brother called...
Scene Two -Cafe Nervosa
So I said to the gardener, "Yoshi, I do not want a Zen garden
maintain my inner harmony, I'll move to Yokohama." Well, this