Superman 3


Next, please.

Come on, come on.



Gus Gorman.

Ah, yes. August Gorman.

Have you looked for work this week?

- Yes.

- What kind?

- Kitchen technician.

- Dishwasher. Any luck?

No, but...

According to our records,

you have been unemployed for 36 weeks.

No, it's 35.

Not counting this week.

You secured employment in June as a

messenger and were discharged after... day for...

- No, they said I lost it.

I did not lose it!

It was stolen by a pickpocket.

A television set?

It was a teeny tiny, teeny weensy

Japanese television set.

The other employment you found was

in a fast-food joint, which lasted...

...28 minutes?

That's some kind of record.

Talk about fast.

Those people are crazy. They expect

you to learn that stuff in one day.

"Hold the lettuce. Hold the ketchup.

Can I have some sauce, please?"

- Mr. Gorman...

- "Two buns. No buns. Some cheese."

Mr. Gorman, the city of Metropolis

is generous to a fault but...

- I'm not the fault!

- 36 weeks of chronic unemployment.

of hard-working citizens.

- You know what you are?

- Don't call me a bum, I'm not a bum!

You are, I was about to say,

no longer eligible.

- Well, look...

- Next.

What about this week?

I need this week!


You mean, that's it?

"Finished," like "over"?


"Next" as in "bye."



Excuse me, brother,

can I have a light?

- How you doing, Alex?

- Hi, Jimmy.

Excuse me.

Say thank you.

Way to go, Superman!

Your drink is on its way.


Excuse me...

...but what if you want to program two

bilateral coordinates at once?

You can't do that. It's impossible.

- But if you can't...

- Oh, no.

Computer technology is very advanced,

young lady, but it can't do that.

But if you think we can't

do it that way...

Good Lord.

How did you do that?

I don't know. I just did it.

- Who's this?

- That's him, Ross Webster.

They presented him with

the Humanitarian of the Year award.

He is good-looking.

Because I gave him f.2 at a 50th.

One thing I don't understand...

...the point of the story Lois wrote

is how Ross got this great honor...

...and you bring me one picture of him

and 15 pictures of her.

- Who is she?

- Lorelei Ambrosia. She's Webster's...

She's just Webster's.

Let's leave it at that.

- Who's this other woman?

- His sister, Vera Webster.

- Picture looks fuzzy.

- What?

The picture's fine, Chief.

She looks like that in real life.

- She's VP of WEBSCOE Industries.

- I really don't understand you.

A boring banquet and you bring me

Yet Superman saves a man from

drowning on Third Avenue...

...while you just stand there and

you don't bring me one picture!

Chief, I didn't have

my camera with me.

A photographer eats with his camera.

A photographer sleeps with his camera.

- I'm glad I'm a writer.

- Mr. White, please.

It's time for you to draw this month's

winning JINGO number.

Prize is an all-expenses trip

to South America.

- Why the idiot in circulation...

- Good morning.

- Hi, Clark.

- Hi, Lois. Morning, Jimmy.

You've got mustard on your lapel.

Mr. White, I hate to interrupt...

I'm busy.

I got a paper to get out here.

It'll never replace

the printing press.

- What's the number, Mr. White?

- 53.

- Mr. White...

- 53!

- Mr. White...

- You need to pull three more numbers.

I promised I'd call them back today.

What do you think?

- Well, I don't know, Kent...

- I think it'd make a terrific story.

What's a terrific story?

Kent's been invited

to his high school reunion.

- Say.

- Yeah.

Could we have the next number?

It's practically an American ritual.

Right, Jimmy?

I don't know. Most of the people

I know are still in high school.

What I thought this story

would be about...

- Is how the typical small town's

changed in the last 15 years.

Take me, for example:

Can I go back to middle America

now as a Metropolis sophisticate?

I'm really excited about this.

I was looking around... my closet last night...

...and even found

my old high school sweater.

- Smallville.

- Mr. White.

Can I go ahead and

make my travel plan?

Same question about mine.

Tell your people the prodigal son and

his photographer are coming home.

Oh, gee, thanks, Mr. White.

It isn't easy for me to lose

one of my best reporters.

- That's okay.

- You deserve the vacation, Lois.

Thank you.

Lois, are you going someplace?

Clark, you know some people get to go

all the way to Smallville...

...and then there are others of us

who have to go to Bermuda.



- Have fun.

- Mr. White, the next number, please.

Well, I guess I better be going too.

So I'll be going.


Could we get a computer to do this?

Hey, what is this?

First paycheck.

This is the first rip-off, man!

Supposed to get 225 a week, right?

This says, "$143.80."

How am I supposed to live on that?

State tax, federal tax,

social security tax...

So you still get some money

when you hit 65.

So I'm getting money when I... 65?

I want mine now!

I want to enjoy it while I'm young.

Get up and get down. Boogie.

Actually, it's probably more like

$143.80 and one half cent.

There are always fractions left over,

but big corporations round it down.

What do I do with half a cent?

Buy a thoroughbred mouse?

Everybody loses those fractions?

They don't lose them.

Can't lose what you never got.

Then what happens?

The company gets them?

They can't be bothered collecting that

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Jerry Siegel

Jerome Siegel (October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996), who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter and Jerry Ess, was an American writer of superhero comics. His most famous creation was Superman, which he created in collaboration with his friend Joe Shuster. He was inducted (with Shuster posthumously) into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993. more…

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