Ghost World (2001) - full transcript

This is the story of Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever.

High school is like the training wheels
for the bicycle of real life.

It is a time when young people
can explore different fields of interests

and hopefully learn
from their experiences.

In coming to terms
with my own personal setback,

I have been able to learn

that I don't need
to rely on drugs and alcohol

and that I'm very lucky that more people

besides myself and Kerry

weren't injured in the accident.

And I have learned

that to overcome life's obstacles

you need faith, hope

and, above all, a sense of humor.

♪ No more education ♪

♪ It's time for celebration ♪

♪ 'Cause this is the day
Of our high school graduation ♪

♪ Now, we've stayed for the duration ♪

♪ Achieved matriculation ♪

♪ Now we're the newest members
Of the general population, oh ♪

God, what a bunch of retards.

God, I know. I thought that chipmunk-face
was never gonna shut up.

I know. I liked her so much better
when she was an alcoholic crack addict.

- Mm-hmm.
- She gets in one car wreck,

and all of a sudden she's Little Miss Perfect
and everyone loves her.

Let's see if they gave me
the right diploma.

- What?
- What?

These assholes are saying I have to go to
summer school and take some stupid art class.


I didn't think that just 'cause you get an "F"
you have to take the whole class over again.


Wow, this is so bad, it's almost good.

This is so bad, it's gone past good
and back to bad again.

At least we'll never have to see
any of these creepy faces ever again.

Unless they're in
your summer school class.

Shut up.

- Don't ‒ Don't turn around.
- What? Why?

- Don't turn around.
- Oh, damn it.

Oh, my God.
You guys, I can't believe we made it.

Yeah. We graduated high school.

How totally amazing.

So, what are you guys doing this summer?

- Nothing.
- Well, I'm going to this actor's workshop.

And I'm hoping to start auditions soon.

- Oh, we have to get together this summer.
- Yeah.

That'll definitely happen.

Oh, well, bye, you guys.



Hey! How are you?

Hey, Rebecca.

Oh, hi.

So, we finally, um...

What about me? Am I not even here?

Hey. Hey, Enid.

So, finally made it, huh?


So, uh, where are you, uh ‒
where you gonna go to college?

We're not.


Both of you? Why not?

Just because.

Yeah, we m-made other plans.

I should have figured that you two
would do something different.

So, Todd, what are you gonna be
when you grow up?

Um... well, I-I'm majoring
i-in business administration.

And I'm thinking of minoring
i-in communications, so...

See, that's exactly the type of thing
we're trying to avoid.

- Look at this.
- Wh ‒

Is Stacy Himmler
going out with Rod Harbaugh?

Oh, God, how perfect.

He better watch out or he'll get AIDS
when he date-rapes her.

♪ Where is the love ♪

♪ You said you'd give to me ♪

♪ Soon as you were free ♪

♪ Will it ever be? ♪

God, just think, we'll never see Dennis again.


No, really, think about that.

It's actually totally depressing.

♪ But if you really didn't mean it ♪

♪ Why did you have to lie? ♪

Is it crazy for an oil company
to care about the environment?

We don't think so.

I already told you
I'm not going to college.

Well, I think it's a good idea
to keep all your options open.

You could even enroll in the winter quarter.

You could ‒ Actually, you could live here
and go to the city college part time.

And, I don't know,
still get a job if you want.

We could make this planet
a pretty nice place to live.

Look at me. I'm not even listening
to a word you're saying.

Oh, did I tell you who I ran into
at the bagel place?

- Who?
- Guess.

How should I know?

Well, it's someone from the past.

- Who?
- Give up?

- Yes.
- Maxine.

- Not the Maxine.
- Mmm. Yeah.

Oh, God, how horrifying.


Mmm, that's very good.



- Hi.
- Check out these people behind you.

I'm totally convinced they're satanists.

So when are we gonna start
looking for our apartment?

Soon. I have to wait and see
how this summer class goes first.

God, it's so weird
that we're finally out of high school.

We've been waiting for this,
like, our whole lives.

- It's such a weird feeling.
- Yeah.

It hasn't really hit me yet.

Well, well, well.

If it isn't Enid and Rebecca.

The little Jewish girl and her Aryan friend.

- You're late, asshole.
- Fine. And how are you?

Did you bring the tape?

You never paid me for that tape
of the Indian dance routine.

Yes, I did.

You Jews are so clever with money.

Fuck you, you stupid redneck hick.

Oh, my God.
Look, the satanists are leaving.

- Hey, we should follow them.
- Oh, we totally have to.

Oh, my God!

So, what do you do
if you're a satanist anyway?

Sacrifice virgins and stuff.

Well, that lets us off the hook.

- How the hell did we get so far behind them?
- I don't know. It's just great.

- Jesus!
- Oh, yay.

Oh, my God. Look at this.

Wowsville? Authentic '50s diner?

Since when were there
mini-malls in the 1950s?

♪ We off the hook ♪

Who could forget this great hit
from the '50s, huh?

I feel as though
I've stepped into a time warp.

Hey, check out the awesome
'50s hairdo on our waiter.

Hi. My name is Allen.

And I'll be your waiter this afternoon.

- Hi, Al.
- Can we call you Weird Al?

I'd imagine so.

You should check out the personals.

Maybe our future husbands
are trying to contact us.

Here we go.

"Windsurfing doctor,
Mensan IQ, maverick Sagittarius.

Let's hit the clubs,
make each other laugh."

You can have that one.

Jesus, listen to this one.

"Do you remember me,
airport shuttle, June 7?

You, striking blonde with yellow dress,
pearl necklace, brown shoes.

I was the bookish fellow
in the green cardigan

who helped you find your contact lens.

Am I crazy, or did we have a moment?"

God, that's so pathetic. I mean,
she probably didn't even notice him.

I know, and he's like psychotically
obsessing over every little detail.

We should call him
and pretend to be the blonde.

Oh, we totally have to.

- I'll call you back as soon as I get a moment.
- It's his machine.

Hi. It's me. Your striking blonde.

Of course, I remember you.
Let's get together for lunch sometime.

How about Friday at one o'clock?

Meet me at my favorite restaurant ‒

Shut up.

It's in the mall on Century Parkway.
See you there, darling.

Oh, yeah, and be sure to
wear that sexy green cardigan.


It's that comedian I was telling you about.
The absolute worst.

Just because I still live with my mother,
people think I'm peculiar.

So what if she's been dead for 15years.

See? That's barely even a joke.

Well, it's like I always say ‒

Take my life. Please.

Joey McCobb!

The weirdest man in show business!

If he's so weird,
how come he's wearing Nikes?

Joey McCobb is our god.

- I wanna do him.
- I bet.

Actually he kind of reminds me
of that one guy you went out with, Larry.

God, what look was he going for?
A gay tennis player from the '40s?

- Fuck you.
- You dated him.

- Why do you have this?
- I don't know.

You lent it to me in, like, tenth grade.

Oh, look at how cute I am.

What a little hose bag.

Oh, look. There's my dad with Maxine.

God, look at her. What a fucking monster.

If he starts dating her again,
I'll kill myself.

Listen, lady, you tell me
you want to relax your hair.

So you either sing it a lullaby or use this.
It's all I've got.

Hey. What you doing?
You got five minutes left on your shift.

Well, hello there,
young employee of the Sidewinder.

Look, I already told you guys,
I'm not gonna give you a ride.

What can you tell me, young man,
about the, uh, various flavors of frozen yogurt?

I'll be done in a minute.
Can you guys wait outside or something?

I don't understand. I simply wish
to know the various flavors ‒

Josh, what are you doing?

In addition to our old favorites,
chocolate and vanilla,

this week we are featuring
Six-Gun Strawberry,

Wild Cherry Round-up
and Ten-Gallon Tangerine.

I don't believe I care for any of those.

What's up, Josh? Hey, give me
two packs of cigarettes today.

Working overtime. Sixteen hours.

And, uh, nature's nectar.

Wake-up juice.

And give me six of these beef jerkys.

Hungry enough to chew the crotch
out of a rag doll.

Hey! Hey, you! How many times
I tell you, no shirt, no service?

Get the hell out of my store.
What you think this is, Club Med?

It's America, dude. Learn the rules.

Learn the r ‒ You learn the rules!
We Greeks invented democracy!

You also invented homos.

- Fuck you!
- You wish.

You gotta buy me dinner first.

- So ‒
- Can we talk about this in a minute?

I'm, like, this close to being done.


Son of a bitch.

Hey! What do you think you are doing?
Turn off that goddamn noise!

- Rock and roll, baby. Freedom of speech.
- What do you think this is, Woodstock?

- That guy rules.
- Bring it on! Let's go, Pops!

Who, Doug? That guy spends
more time in here than I do.

- City's parking lot, dude!
- It's my parking lot!

So, Josh, will you please give us a ride?

- Please, Josh?
- No.

- Please? It'll be super fun.
- Please, Josh.

You're threatening me?
You're threatening me?

Look, I don't see why
you guys even need a ride.

You could walk there in two minutes.

It's just an excuse for us
to spend time with you, Josh.

If this guy freaks out,
will you protect us?

This guy has every reason to freak out.

Think about it. This is a pretty
fucked-up thing to do to somebody.

I think Josh is becoming
too mature for us.

Oh, look. Maybe that's him.

No, it's still 25 minutes too early.

Aren't there, like,
a million places like this?

No, this is the ultimate. It's, like,
the Taj Mahal of fake '50s diners.

- So where's the Weird Al guy?
- Shh.

Oh, there he is back there.
I can see his hair bobbing up and down.

I want to make love to him.

I'm gonna tell him you said that.

So nice to see you again, ladies.

Hi, Weird Al. My friend here has ‒

- Shut up!
- She says she wants to ‒

Shut up!

Oh, my God.

God, that is obviously him.

♪ Boom, sha-la-la
Boom-boom sha-la-la ♪

♪ Boom, sha-la-la
Boom-boom, sha-la-la ♪

♪ Boom, sha-la-la
Boom-boom, sha-la-la ♪

♪ Boom, sha-la-la
Boom-boom, sha-la-la-la-la ♪

Oh, my God. He just ordered
a giant glass of milk.

That's a vanilla milk shake.

♪ We're gonna have fun, fun, fun ♪

♪ In the sun, sun, sun ♪

♪ 'Cause you're the one, one, one ♪

♪ We're gonna have fun ♪

- ♪ We are gonna have fun, fun, fun ♪
- God, this is totally unbearable.

♪ In the sun, sun, sun ♪

♪ 'Cause you're the one, one, one ♪

♪ We're gonna have fun ♪

♪ Gonna have fun, fun, fun ♪

♪ In the sun, sun, sun ♪

Fucking asshole! What's wrong with you?

- Oh, my God. It's him.
- Stupid son of a...

- Jesus Christ!
- He's insane.

We should follow him home.

- Forget it.
- Oh, come on, Josh.

- Don't you want to see where this guy lives?
- No.

God, he lives right in our neighborhood.

He doesn't even look
all that bummed out, really.

I know. Wouldn't he be,
like, totally pissed off?

This type of thing
must happen to him all the time.

Mirror. Father. Mirror.

Mirror. Father. Mirror.

Mirror. Father. Mirror.

Mirror. Father. Mirror.

Mirror. Father. Mirror.

Mirror. Father. Mirror.

That piece is entitled
Mirror, Father, Mirror.

I like to show it to people
that I'm meeting for the first time

because I think it says so much
about who I am

and... what it feels like

to inhabit my specific skin.

And this is exactly what I'm hoping
to get from each of you

over the course of the summer ‒

a picture of your own self-exploration.

Now, my own background

is in video and performance art.

But I'm hoping that doesn't
influence you too much

and you'll find your own ways
of externalizing the internal.

And at the end of the summer,
this class has been invited

to participate in a show of high school art

at the neighborhood activity center.

The title of the show will be

"Brotherhood and Community:

Art as Dialogue."

Are there any questions so far?


This is really creepy.

We need to find out what apartment
he's in and we'll stalk him from a distance.

I'm afraid if I see him
I'll start feeling really bad again.


This is girl mail.

Oh. This is computer catalogs and stuff.

"The W.C. Fields Fan Club Newsletter"?

Oh, my God,
the National Psoriasis Foundation.

- Bingo.
- Not in my house!

Did you hear something?

I will be damned if I let my daughter
on TV looking like that.

Come on.

- What if he recognizes us?
- Shh.

My daughter is 38 double-D.

She sends photos of her breasts
over the Internet.

She's using her body to make money.

Ew, look at this.

Ew. Gross.

- Mmm. Kinda cute.
- It looks like a gross rat.

That's a mongoose.

How much is it?

- Um...
- Not in my house! Not in my house!

That's not officially for sale.

I, uh... I might have to hang on to that
for the time being.

So, um...

You looking for anything in particular?

Do you have any other
old records besides these?

Seymour does.

- Who does?
- Oh, him. Seymour.

He's, uh... He's the man with the records.

Um, do you have any old Indian records?

Indian records?

Yeah, you know, like old Indian
1960s rock and roll music.

I may have one Hindu 78
in my collection from the '20s,

but it's, uh... it's not really for sale.

I... I-I don't really collect foreign.

Those are all 78s.

Do you play 78s?

Oh. Maybe not 78s,
but I can play regular records.

Well, there's some good stuff in here.

- Y-You like old music?
- Yeah. It's good.

There's some choice LPs in here that
reissued some really great old blues stuff.

- Hmm.
- How about this one? Any good?

Mmm, nah, that one's not so great.

Excuse me.

This is the one I'd recommend. It's, uh...

This track alone by Memphis Minnie
is worth $500 if you own the original 78.

I know the guy who owns the original
and lent it for use on this reissue.


How much is it?

A dollar seventy-five.

If you don't like it, you can, uh ‒
you can bring it back for a refund.

We're here every Saturday.


I'm sure it's okay.


It was so cute how he had his own little bags.
I thought I was gonna start crying.

Yeah, he should totally just kill himself.

Oh, here's one.

Oh, but you have to share with
a "nonsmoking feminist and her two cats."

I don't know. I kinda like him.

He's the exact opposite
of everything I really hate.

In a way, he's such a clueless dork,
he's almost kind of cool.

That guy is many things,
but he's definitely not cool.

This would be good,
but there's no kitchen.

Yeah, but... you know what I mean.

Not really.

Forget it. I can't explain it.

Oh, my God! What are you guys doing here?

What are you doing here, Melorra?

My acting workshop is across the street
from here. I'm just on my break.

Well... we won't keep you.

I love this place.

It's so, um... I don't know.

You know, um... funky.

So what are you guys up to?

We're looking for apartments.

God, how cool. Where are you moving?

We don't know yet.
That's why we're looking.

Somewhere downtown.

God, that's so exciting.

Oops, I should go.

Bye, you guys. Call me.



What, is she black now?

So I was thinking
that when we look for an apartment

we have to try and convince these people
that we're, like, these totally rich yuppies.

- What are you talking about?
- You know. That's who people want to rent to.

So all we have to do is buy,
like, semi-expensive outfits

and act like it's no big deal.

It'll be really fun.

♪ What do I get? ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ohh, what do I get? ♪

♪ What do I get? ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ohh, what do I get? ♪

♪ I only get sleepless nights ♪

♪ Alone here in my half-empty bed ♪

♪ For you things just seem to turn out right ♪

Honey, have you seen my blue spatula?

What? Are you making pancakes?

Well, not if I can't find
that goddamn spatula.

♪ What do I get? ♪

♪ Oh-oh-ohh, what do I get? ♪

Oh, that's just great.

When did you do that?

God! How long have you
been standing there?

Hey, look. There's the pants.

Where are we going?

Let's go hassle Josh.


Look, there he is.

- As always.
- Waiting for the bus that never comes.

I wonder if he's totally insane
or really thinks the bus is coming?

Why don't you just ask him?

Hi. What's your name?


- Are you waiting for a bus?
- Yes.

I hate to tell you this, but they canceled
this bus line two years ago.

There are no more buses on this street.

You don't know what you're talking about.

- Josh!
- Josh?


I bet he's in there jerking off.

I'll bet he never jerks off.

Yeah, he's beyond human stuff like that.

Should we leave a note?

Yeah. You got a pen?


"Dear Josh,

We came by to fuck you,

but you were not home.

Therefore, you are gay.

Signed, Tiffany and Amber."

You're gonna leave that?

Why not?

Why do we have to go in here?
I hate this place.

Don't worry. It'll only take a second.

Whoever told you that bullshit
about boiling is out of his mind.

Carpet beetles are the only way
to get flesh off a corpse.

I'm just telling you what he said.

Don't you creeps ever
talk about anything nice?

Don't you ever talk about
fluffy kittens or the Easter Bunny?

- Look who's talking, Little Miss Badass.
- Yeah!

Nice outfit. Who are you
supposed to be, Cyndi Lauper?

Blow me, doofus.

Oh, my God. Didn't they tell you?

- Tell me what?
- Punk rock is over.

I know it's over, asshole. I'm not even...

If you really want to fuck up the system, go
to business school. That's what I'm gonna do.

Get a job with some big corporation
and fuck things up from the inside.

- You know, I'm not even trying to ‒
- Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Hey, do you have my money?

Oh! Oh, how punk!

- You know, that tape sucked, by the way.
- Oh, I'm sorry if it offended Jew.

- Go die, asshole!
- Get a job.

- God, fuck you!
- Can we go now?

You know, it's not like
I'm some modern punk, dickhead.

It's obviously
a 1977 original punk rock look.

I guess Johnny Fuck-face over there
is too stupid to realize it.

I didn't really get it either.

Everyone's too stupid.

♪ Yeah, what do I get? ♪

♪ What do I ‒ ♪

♪ Now, you don't have to worry ♪

♪ We ain't so old ♪

♪ Man, if you got the line, I got the pole ♪

♪ Now, tell me, dear, don't you know ♪

♪ We could go out for a good time
Would you like to go? ♪

♪ I'd rather be the devil ♪

♪ To be that woman man ♪

♪ I'd rather be the devil ♪

♪ To be that woman man ♪

♪ Oh, nothin' but the devil ♪

♪ Changed my baby's mind ♪

Yeah, it, um, took me a while before
I got a chance to actually play it,

but once I heard that song it was like ‒

You liked it, huh? Yeah.

There's some really, uh,
rare performances. Yeah.

What about the ‒
Did you like the Memphis Minnie?

Yeah, that was good too.
The whole record was good.

But that one song, "Devil Got My Woman,"

I mostly just keep playing that
over and over.

- Do you have any other records like that?
- There are no other records like that.

Actually, I... I have
the original 78 in my collection.

It's, uh ‒
It's one of maybe five known copies.


You wanna see it?
I can run upstairs and get it.

Uh, sure. Yeah.

Watch my stuff.

Here we go.

It's, uh ‒ It's only about a B-minus.

It's got an incipient lam crack,
but it plays decent, as I recall.

With four-wheel,
double-wishbone suspension.


- Oops! I dropped it!
- Oh! Geez.

- I was only kidding.
- Um...

- Uh... yeah.
- Jesus. Seymour, are you all right?

Yeah. It's just, uh ‒

It's, uh ‒ It's very valuable.

Now, last week I asked you to try
to create a piece of artwork

that responds to something
you have strong feelings about.

I merely want to help you
find the best way

to look within yourselves,

the best key to your particular lock.

And it looks like we have some
really interesting work up here.


What can you tell us about your piece, uh...


Uh... it's a ‒ it's about the Mutilator.

My goodness!

It's a really great video game about a guy
who kills people with a big hammer.


I thought maybe this was
supposed to be your father.

Uh, what can you...
tell us about this piece?

- Enid.
- Enid.

Well, it's, um... kind of a diary, I guess.



I think that Phillip and Enid
can help us to see

that there are many different ways
we can express ourselves.

We can do things like these cartoons,

that are amusing

as a sort of a light entertainment,

or we can do work that is more serious
in scope and feeling

and that deals with issues ‒

emotional, spiritual, political ‒

of great importance.

Who is responsible for this?

I am.

Talk to us about it.

It's my response to the issue
of a woman's right to choose.

- Mm-hmm.
- It's something I feel super strongly about.

Isn't this a wonderful piece, class?

This definitely falls into that higher
category of art I was speaking of earlier.

In a world where nothing is what it seems ‒

in a time of uncertainty,

the future is about to be placed...

Hello. Welcome to Masterpiece Video.
How may I help you this afternoon, sir?

I'm looking for a copy of 8 1/2.

Is that a new release, sir?

No, it's the classic Italian film.

Yes, sir. Just check that
on the computer for you, sir.

Hello. How are you young ladies
this afternoon?

May I help you find
a particular Masterpiece movie?


Yes, here it is.

9 1/2 Weeks with Mickey Rourke.

That would be in the erotic drama section.

No, not 9 1/2. 8 1/2. The Fellini film.

- How about this one?
- Forget it.

I'm sure it sucks. All these movies suck.

There's so much
magic in the world, so much beauty.

America's top critics agree.

The Flower that Drank the Moon
is one of the best films of the year.

Let's get out of here.
This place makes me sick.

We have to do something fun tonight.

It's my last weekend of freedom
before I start my stupid job.

"Filmmaking magic."

- I know a party we could go to later.
- "Romantic and magical."

- Really? Where?
- "Glorious."

- It's a surprise.
- Rated PG-13.

Some records I will pay serious money for,

provided that they're a sincere B-plus.

Other than that,
I just prefer to have them on CD.

Yeah, but CDs will never have
the presence of an original 78.

Wrong! A digital transfer adequately mastered
will sound identical to the original.

Do you have a decent equalizer?

- I have a Klipsch 2B3.
- Obviously the problem.

You expect a ten-band equalizer
to impart state-of-the-art sound?

Dream a little dream.
It's never gonna happen.

I totally, totally hate you.

Oh, come on. This is a fun party.

Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra.
Do you have that?

That's nice, but no.

- "Golden Wedding"? Woody Herman.
- Oh, I know that.

That's excellent. Mm-hmm.

What's the story with
the two cheerleaders over there?

- They're Seymour's.
- Seymour?

No. You gotta be kidding me.

Don't worry about it.
I lived with the guy for five years.

He's not getting any. Neither are you.

Hey, you know what?
Listen to me, Joe. All right?

Let me tell you something, Joe. Okay?

You can't score a home run
without swinging the bat.

All right? Physically impossible.


Watch and learn, padre.

There's a seat right there.

Hey, mind if I sit down?


Oh, m ‒ That was cold.

You're all right.
You're pretty sharp.

Hey, you're wearing a green dress.
What are you, Irish?

I bet you're Irish. What's your name?


Ah, Melorra.

So, uh ‒ So, listen to me, Melorra.

You know, uh, let me tell you something.

You seem like an interesting chick, you know.

What are you doing hanging here
with all these losers?

You know? I mean ‒

What do you say you and me
go, uh, hit some night spots?

Well... Melorra,

I'll be right back. I'm gonna get a beer.

No, Enid, wait.

Hey, that's all right.

It has a large center hole
and a hair crack.

But the crack is so tight,
it's completely inaudible.

But a tight hair crack
is just that ‒ a crack.

I don't collect cracked records.

I only pay premium on mint records.

Seymour, you know that. Please.

So what was all that about
enlarged holes and tight cracks?

I ‒ I didn't think you would
have any interest in this get-together.

If you would have told me you were coming,
I would have warned you.

It's not like a real party or anything.

Yeah, you're right about that.

So, is this your record collection?

Oh, God, no.
This is just junk I have for sale.

- The record room is off-limits.
- Really?


Are all these records?

Yeah, I've got about,
uh 1,500 78s at this point.

I've tried to pare down my collection
to just the essential.

Look at this room.

This is like my dream room.

Look at all this stuff.

You are like the luckiest guy
in the world.

I would kill to have stuff like this.

Please. Go ahead and kill me.

Oh, come on. What are you talking about?

Well, do you think it's healthy
to obsessively collect things?

You can't connect with other people,
so you fill your life with stuff.

I'm just like all the rest of
these pathetic collector losers.

No, you're not.
You're a cool guy, Seymour.

If I'm so cool, how come I haven't
had a girlfriend in four years?

I can't even remember
the last time a girl talked to me.

I'm talking to you.

I'd bet there are tons of women
who'd go out with you in a minute.

- I know I could get you a date in two seconds.
- Good luck.

I mean it. You leave everything to me.

I'm gonna be your own
personal dating service.

Yeah, well, we should get back.

By the end of the summer,
you're gonna be up to your neck in pussy.


What about her?
Would you go out with her?

What kind of a question is that?

It's totally irrelevant because a girl like that
would never be caught dead with me.

Yeah, but put that aside for now.
Would you go out with her?

- I really didn't get a good look at her.
- Yes, you did.

Whoa. What about her?

Are you into girls with big tits?


I mean, as long as she's not
a complete imbecile

and she's even remotely attractive...

Hey, look, there's Norman.

Hi, Norman.

We need to find a place where you can go
to meet women who share your interests.

Well, maybe I don't want to meet
someone who shares my interests.

I hate my interests.

Yeah. Just list your five main interests
in order of importance.

I'd have to put traditional jazz,

blues, uh, and then ragtime
at the top of the list.

Right, so let's just say music.
That way we only use up one.

All right. Um ‒

Can we go in here for a second?
Just ‒ Just for a second.

- Hi, Josh.
- Hi.

Just stopping by to say hi.


This is my friend, Seymour.

Okay. Well, we'll see you later, Josh.

Josh, what you goddamn doing?
Clean up that fucking mess!


So... was that ‒ was that your boyfriend?

Josh? He's nobody's boyfriend.

He's just this guy
that Becky and I like to torture.

But do you ‒ Are you ‒ Are you going ‒

Oh, my God, we have to go in here.
Come on.

Yeah, sure, very funny.

Come on. Please?

Becky and I have been dying to go in here,
but we can never find any boys to take us.

- I would really rather not.
- Come on. Please?

- Just for a minute. It'll be a riot.
- I don't think so.

Please. Please.

Oh, my God. Look at all these creeps.

Hey, hey. Shh.

Okay, can we go?

This place is a total riot.

What are you doing? Hey ‒

Oh, my God!

Who... Who would actually
have sex with this thing?

Come on, put it...

Oh. Corporate Slut. Sophisticated.

Come on. Can we go? Let's go.

Seymour! You have to lend me
the money to buy this!

I don't really have a lot of money
on me right now.

Come on, Seymour, please.

I don't want this showing up
on a credit card statement.

- I'll get put on some weird mailing list.
- It's not that much. Please.

That's not the point.

Give me all your money, bitch!

- Where did you get that?
- You'll never believe it.

- Guess.
- Um...



- No way! When?
- Just now. I went with Seymour.

You cunt.

Excuse me.

I can't read the trivia question.

"Where on the human body
is the Douglas Pouch located?"

Oh, God.

Slightly below the uterus...

on a female.

- Wow.
- He does that every single day.

I'll have a decaf mocha to go.

Mm-hmm. One decaf mocha.

- Decaf mocha.
- Can I get you a ‒

No, I do not want a biscotti with that.

God. How can you stand all these assholes?

Some people are okay. But mostly
I feel like poisoning everybody.

At least the wheelchair guy
is entertaining.

He doesn't even need that wheelchair.
He's just totally lazy.

That rules.

No, it really doesn't.

You'll see. You get totally sick of
all the creeps and losers and weirdos.

But those are our people.

Yeah, well...

So when are you gonna get a job?

I'm working on it.
Got a few leads. You know.

Don't worry about it.
I'll get a job next week.

God, I can't believe
you went to Anthony's without me.

Oh, uh, sweetie? H-Honey.
Would you come in here for a minute?

Sweetie, um, you remember Ma ‒ Maxine.

Mmm. Hi, Enid.


I'm gonna go to bed. I'm really tired.

Well, honey, I made spaghetti.
You don't want some?

No, I have to get up early
for class tomorrow.

It's really quite something
to see you all grown up like this, Enid.

I'd love to know what you're doing now.

I can't help but feel I had some
small part in how you turned out.

What are you studying?

You were always such a smart little girl.

I'm taking a remedial high school art class
for fuck-ups and retards.

Who is this? Enid?

It's supposed to be Don Knotts.

And what was your reason for
choosing him as your subject?

I don't know. I just like Don Knotts.


Well, what do we have here, Margaret?

It's a tampon in a teacup.

I can see that.

Now, what can you tell us about it?
First of all, what kind of sculpture is this?

It's a found object.

That's where an artist
takes an ordinary object

and places it in an artistic context,
and thus it becomes art.

But what can you tell us about it
in regard to your artistic intent?

Well, I guess I see the teacup

as a symbol for womanhood,

such as tea parties in the olden days.

But instead of tea, I was trying
to confront people with this, like ‒

This shocking image
of repressed femininity.

Right! Exactly.

Well, I think it's a really wonderful piece,

and it illustrates perfectly
what I was saying

about not being afraid
to use controversial imagery.


Well, this looks like the work of Phillip.

Do you see that guy over there?

- Which one?
- The blond guy over there.

He gives me, like, a total boner.

He's, like, the biggest idiot of all time.

You guys up
for some reggae tonight?

Okay, you're right.

Sometimes I think I'm going crazy
from sexual frustration.

Then you haven't heard of
the miracle of masturbation.

Heads up.


My band's playing here on Friday night.

There's gonna be a bunch
of cool bands playing and stuff.

And you don't have to pay...
if you show them this flyer at the door.

You should come check it out.

Which band is yours?

It's Alien Autopsy.

Oh. Bitchin'.

Yeah, well, maybe I'll see you there.

Yeah, thanks.

- God, what a dork.
- You're just jealous.

Trust me.

At this point, I'm past the fact that every
single guy likes you better than me.

Oh, face it. You just hate every
single guy on the face of the earth.

That's not true.

I just hate all these extroverted,
obnoxious, pseudo-Bohemian losers.

The Donnie G Show. Donnie G!

Nothing but classic rock
coming at you this beautiful evening!

You're listening to KFTO!

God, that asshole's voice is so hateful.

- Eleven minutes before the top of hour!
- No wonder I never listen to the radio.

Relax, Seymour. Just relax.

He's just so shrill and loud and piercing.

I feel like I'm being jabbed in the face.

KFTO coming at you
on this beautiful evening!

So ‒

Thank you.

Um ‒

Why did you bring the record?

I brought it so he can autograph it.

He's gonna be amazed to see it.
It's one of only two known copies.

I can't believe they have him
as the opening act and not the headliner.

I-It's ‒ What an insult.

There's gonna be lots of girls
for you to pick from at this bar.

I'm not holding my breath
in that department.

What, are we in slow motion here?

Come on! What are you, hypnotized?

Have some more kids, why don't you?

- Jesus Christ, move it!
- Seymour!


I can't believe these people.

They could at least turn off their stupid
sports game until he's done playing.

Thank you.

Don't go away. We got Blueshammer
coming up in just a minute.

Hey, check that out.

She's nice, but...

- Offer her a seat.
- No.

- I'll do it.
- No, no, no. W-W-Wait!

Let me think
of something to say to her first.

Oh, God.

- Hi.
- Hello.

- That was great music, huh?
- Yeah. I just love blues.

Actually, technically, um...

what he was mostly playing
would be more accurately classified

in the ragtime idiom.

Although, of course, not in the strictest sense
of the classical ragtime piano music,

uh... like that of S-Scott Joplin or...

Joseph Lamb.

Authentic blues has a ‒ has a more conventional
12-bar structure in its stanzas.


If you like authentic blues,
you really gotta check out Blueshammer.

They're so great.

Here you go.

Thank you.

All right, people!

Are you ready to boogie?

'Cause we gonna play some
authentic way-down-in-the-delta blues.

So get ready to rock your world.

♪ Well, I been plowing
Behind the mule, son ♪

♪ A-pickin' cotton all day long ♪

♪ Yes, I been plowin' ♪

♪ Pickin' cotton all day long ♪

♪ I said, Lordy, baby ♪

♪ Lord, my woman, she be gone ♪

Well, now I remember why
I haven't been anywhere in months.

It's simple for everybody else.

You give them a Big Mac
and a pair of Nikes and they're happy.

I just ‒ I can't relate to 99% of humanity.

Well, I can't relate to humanity either,
but I don't think it's completely hopeless.

Well, it's not completely hopeless for you.

I'm not even in the same universe
as those creatures back there.

We just need to find you a place
where you can meet someone

who isn't a complete idiot, that's all.

Why do you care so much
if I get a date or not?

I don't know.

I guess I just can't stand the idea of a world
where a guy like you can't get a date.

What the... What is this, Seymour?

Oh, that.

I borrowed that from work
about 15 years ago.

Guess it's mine now.

What are you, a Klansman or something?

Yeah, I'm a Klansman.

You know the Cook's Chicken franchise?

Four-piece Cook's special,
deep-fried with side and slaw.

It's outrageous.

Yeah. Well, Cook's is just a made-up name.

Back in 1922, they were originally
called Coon Chicken Inn.

That's an early painting of their first logo.


How come everybody doesn't know this?

It's ancient history.

Same reason nobody knows
about this Lionel Belasco record.

Actually, I was more interested
in the whole Cook's phenomenon

when I was about your age.

Sort of lost interest
when I started working for them.

You work for Cook's Chicken?

For 19 years.

What are you, a fry cook or something?

Nothing so glamorous, actually.

I'm an assistant manager
at their corporate headquarters.

Jesus, I'd go nuts if I had to work
in an office all day.

So, I don't really get it. Are you saying
that things were better back then

even though there was stuff like this?

I suppose things are better now,
but... I don't know. It's complicated.

People still hate each other, but they just know
how to hide it better or something.

Can I borrow this?

- For what?
- I promise I'll take good care of it.

I don't know. They're very sensitive
about that kind of stuff at work.

Don't you trust me, Seymour?

Let's address some discussion to this piece.

- Mm-hmm?
- I don't like it.

Can you tell us why?

I don't know.

I think it's totally weak.

- Yeah, it's totally offensive.
- I agree.

It's not right.

Well, these are all valid comments,

but I think we should see if the artist
has anything to bring to this.

Well, I found this
when I was doing some research,

and I discovered that Cook's Chicken
used to be called Coon Chicken.

So I decided to do my project
based on this discovery

as kind of a comment on racism

and how it's whitewashed over
in our culture.

Did you actually do this painting?

Well, no, it's more of a found art object.

Hmm. And how do you think this
addresses the subject of racism?

It's complicated.

I guess I'm trying to show how racism
used to be more out in the open

and now it's hidden or something.

And how do you think an image like this
helps us to see that?

Um, I'm not sure.

I guess because
when we see something like this,

you know, it seems really shocking

and we have to wonder
why it's so shocking.

I don't really know what to say, Enid.

I think it's a remarkable achievement.

I'm gonna let you handle
the 4:30 crowd by yourself.

That way I can evaluate your performance
while it's slow.

And then we'll ease you
into the bigger crowds, all right?

- You can count on me, sir.
- Cool.

Do you serve beer or any alcohol?

I wish.

Actually, you wish.

After about five minutes of this movie,
you're gonna wish you had ten beers.

What are you doing?
You don't ever criticize the feature.

Why? What's the difference?
I mean, we already got his money.

Look, that's the policy, okay?

If you wanna make up your own rules,
open up your own theater.

Yeah, let me have lots of butter on it.


Here you go. Smothered
in delicious yellow chemical sludge.

What the hell is wrong with you?

What? I was just joking around
with the customers.

- It's my shtick.
- Well, lose it.

And why aren't you pushing
the larger sizes?

Didn't you get training about upsizing?

Yeah. But I feel really weird.
It's pretty sleazy.

It's not optional!


Hi. Uh, can I get a medium 7UP?


Why, sir, do you not know
that for a mere 25 cents more,

you could purchase a large beverage?

And you know, I'm only telling you this
because we're such good friends.

Medium is really only for suckers
who don't know the concept of value.

What are you talking about?

I mean, what kind of loser
gets fired after one day?

Look, I told you,
the manager was a total asshole.

I'll get another job.

Besides, I have some ideas
to make money in the meantime.

Can't believe
you're selling some of this stuff.

Fuck it. Everything must go.

I remember this hat.

This was during
your little old lady phase.

How much is this?

That's, um, not for sale.

Wait a minute. It says five dollars.

I know. That's ‒ That's a mistake.

I'm ‒ I'm not selling it.

What was that all about?
I thought "everything must go."

Yeah, right. Like I'm gonna let some asshole
with a soul patch own Goofy Gus.

How much for this dress?

God, I can't believe you're selling that.

That's $500.

- What?
- 500.

You're crazy.
It should be, like, two dollars.

I was wearing that
when I lost my virginity.

Well, why do I care about that?

Well, why do you want it?
I mean, it would look stupid on you anyway.

God! Fuck you.

So now are you gonna get a regular job?

Do you want to do something tonight?

I can't. It's Seymour's birthday tonight.

Oh, shit. What time is it?
I was supposed to go to the store.

I was gonna make him a cake.

Do you still wanna go shopping tomorrow?

Yeah, I guess. Call me.

Since when can you make a cake?

Okay, you can open your eyes now.

Oh, hey. Thanks, Enid.
I really appreciate it.

No, blow it out, doofus.

- Ow! Aaah!
- Oh.

- Are you okay?
- Yeah.

Oh, it's just my stupid back.
I'll be all right in a minute.

What is that?

It's, uh ‒ It's just this elastic thing I have
to wear sometimes for lumbar support.

What, like a girdle?

Maybe now you can understand
why I can't get a date.

Well, at least you're not the only one.

I think only stupid people
have good relationships.

That's the spirit.

Actually, there is this one guy
I have a crush on right now, but ‒

Totally fucked-up situation.

Oh, yeah?

Yeah, you met him, remember?
That guy Josh.

But I can't do anything about it
because Becky would totally freak out.

Yeah. Why?

Forget it. It's complicated.

- Aren't you gonna get that?
- Let the machine get it.

I have no desire to talk to anyone
who might be calling me.

I'll call you back as soon as I get home.

I knew it. It's my mother.

Hi. I'm calling for ‒

Uh, you placed an ad in the Weekly
over a month ago

and, well, I'm the blonde
in the yellow dress.

- No.
- At least I think I am.

I saw the ad when you first placed it,
but I was in this relationship at the time,

so I cut the ad out, and ‒
and I'm not in a relationship anymore.

- God, this is really confusing.
- Don't!

Anyway, if you still want to talk to me,

I can be reached at 555-2603.

That's my work number,
and, uh, my name is Dana.

Uh... Okay. Bye.


- What was all that about?
- Just somebody's idea of a joke.

That didn't sound like a joke to me.

What? Did you... place an ad
in the personals or something?

Yeah. Long time ago.

She called before.
It's just somebody trying to humiliate me.

I think you should call her back.

Oh, look. We have to get these.

You know, I can't afford stuff
like this right now.

Look, I'm sick of waiting. I mean,
we have to get stuff if we're ever gonna move.

Aren't these the greatest?

What? They're nice.

I can't imagine spending money
on plastic cups.

You don't have to. You know,
I mean, I'll pay for everything now.

Then you can pay me back
when you finally get a job.

You're insane.

- So, are we still going to that thing tonight?
- What thing?

You know, that guy's band
is playing tonight.

Alien Autopsy.

Actually, Seymour's big date is tonight,
and I kinda wanna be around when he calls.

You know, so I can hear how badly it went.

God, I'm so sick of Seymour.

That was great.

Geez, thanks a lot for cooking.

- Oh, I love to cook.
- Yeah?

I guess most women wouldn't
invite a guy over on the first date,

but... I think
you should trust your instincts.

When I talked to you on the phone,
you just seemed so...

I don't know. So harmless.


♪ Ah, love be the devil ♪

♪ Love be there for I'm a man ♪


♪ I'm gonna be ‒ ♪

♪ Feel that, now it's solid ♪

Mmm. Mmm.

I love this song.

♪ Solid as a rock ♪

Isn't it great?

♪ That's what this love is ♪

- Doesn't it make you wanna dance? Come on.
- ♪ That's what we've got ♪

No, I don't ‒ I don't really dance.

Oh, come on, Seymour.
Don't be silly. Anybody can dance.

- ♪ Solid ♪
- Here, follow me. Watch my feet.

- ♪ Solid as a rock ♪
- No, really.

Come on, Seymour.

- I, uh ‒
- Just feel the music.

Loosen up. It's all in your head.

Here, let's put down
your bowl of ice cream.

Oh, it's nine o'clock already.

If we're gonna make that movie,
don't you think we should go?

Okay. Party pooper.

I am so excited to see this film.

Dustoff Varnya
is such a brilliant director.

Did you see his last film?
The Flower that Drank the Moon.

Oh, it was glorious.

Must have missed that one.

Then again, what do I know?
I like Laurel and Hardy movies.


Never really cared for those.

I mean, why does the fat one always
have to be so mean to the skinny one?

- Hello?
- Hey, it's me.

Oh, hi.

So? What happened?

Um, actually, it's still kind of happening.
She's over here right now.

- I think it's going pretty well.
- What? You're joking.

Yeah, so I better go.
It's not really the best time to talk, okay?

What? Are you gonna, like,
have sex with her on your first date?

Jesus! I'll talk to you later, okay? Bye.

- That was my mother.
- Oh.

Anybody home?

Duncan, please.


Do you still
wanna do something tonight?

What happened to Seymour?

I can't believe this. He actually scored.

God, how repulsive.

So, should I come over?

Um, actually, I was just about
to go out with some friends.

What are you talking about? Who?

Just some people from work.

I don't believe you.

You said you were busy, so...

Look, I better get going.

Um, I guess I'll call you tomorrow.

- Boo!
- Oh!



So? Where have you been?
I've been looking all over for you.

I've been wandering the streets
day and night trying to find you.


No. Joe told me where you were.

But how come you never call me anymore?

I know. I'm sorry.
I've just been... really busy.

So, um, how are things going
with what's-her-name? Dana?

- Dana.
- Yeah.

Um, pretty well. Surprisingly. You know.

Yeah, it's good.

What do you do together?
Is she into your old records and stuff?

Um, yeah, sort of.
I mean, she doesn't dislike that stuff.

Anyway, she's trying.

Actually, we're supposed to go antique
shopping for her apartment this afternoon.

Oh. Sounds good.

So, um, we should get together.

Um, I'll, uh, definitely give you a call
this week or something.

- Are you trying to get rid of me?
- No, no, no. No, no.

It's just that I, um ‒ I should
be going in a few minutes, and...

Aren't you even gonna ask how I'm doing?

Sorry. So, um... how are you?

I don't know. Good, I guess.

Seymour. Oh.

- Hey.
- I guess I'm a little early.


Uh, Dana, this ‒

This is ‒ Sorry. This is Enid.


It's great to finally meet you.

So, um, how do you two know each other?

- Um...
- I'm kinda surprised he hasn't mentioned me.

- We're old friends.
- Really? Oh.

Very close.

In fact, I was standing right next to him
the first day you called.

You know, if it wasn't for me,
he would have never called you back.

- Is that right?
- I would have.

Well, I've really gotta get going.

But I'll stop by
and see you sometime, Seymour.

It really was great to meet you.

Now, remember, the art show
is this Saturday, 7:30 p.m. sharp.

Bye. Bye, Margaret.

Oh, and Justin.


Oh, I'm gonna really miss
all of you people.

I hope that each of you feels
as if you'll be taking away something

from this experience.

Okay. So long, everyone.


Enid, can I speak to you for a moment?

- Uh-oh.
- Don't worry. It's nothing bad.

I got a call from a close friend of mine
at the Academy of Art and Design,

and she tells me I'm allowed to place
one student from your graduating class

for a full, one-year scholarship.

And I took the liberty
of submitting your name.

- Hmm.
- As far as I know,

it includes housing
and meals and everything.

- It's really quite an offer.
- Hmm.

Well, let me know
as soon as you can, Enid.

This could be
a really great thing for you.

Pumpkin? Honey?

I'm coming in.

Well, I have some good news.

- What is it now?
- Are you still looking for a job?

I guess.

Okay. 'Cause Maxine thinks that she
can get you a job at Computer Station.

And normally, you know,
you have to have a lot of references

and, I don't know,
at least two years of experience,

but she thinks she can convince them.

Hmm. Tell her to forget it.
I don't need her help.

Okay. That's, uh ‒ That's ‒

You know, if ‒ if ‒ if ‒

If that's ‒ Mm-hmm.

- Well, yes.
- I don't see...

Awful! Just awful.

I will take care of it, I promise you.
I will handle it.

- This is not ‒
- Kept thinking of a nuclear power plant.

- Excuse me.
- It's called Wasteland.

I'm sorry. I need to speak
with her for a second.

- Well, enjoy the show.
- Thank you.

Yes, what is it, Phyllis?

I am sorry, but you are simply going
to have to remove that painting.

Several of the parents
have complained about it already.

Well, I will do no such thing.

Then I guess I'm going to go over there
and take it down myself.

I think we should give the artist
a chance to talk with the parents

about her intentions with this piece.

We should be promoting discussion
as a solution instead of censorship.

- Censorship?
- Yes.

Oh, that is such a big word for you,
Roberta. Excuse me.

- Do not touch that piece.
- Okay, I have a solution.

- Thank you, everyone, for your patience.
- Enid?

- I am going to take it down.
- Margaret?

- Have you seen Enid?
- I don't think she's even here.

You're kidding.

- All right. There we go.
- Thank you very much.


Just take it away. Excellent.

- Hi.
- Oh, hi. What's up?

So, um... Excuse me.

So there's this stupid art show I'm going
to tonight, and I want you to be my date.

- There's something I want to show you.
- Uh, yeah.

- I don't think I should.
- Of course you should.

I'm already a million hours late. Come on.

I better not.

Okay. Well, forget the art show.
Let's do something else then.

I really wish I could, Enid,

but... you know, Dana just
got out of a really bad relationship,

and I don't want her
to have the wrong idea, you know?

Hey. What's happening?

Where'd you get those pants?

They were a present from Dana.

You like them? They a good fit?

Yeah, whatever.
I mean, what do I know about clothes?

It's nice to have somebody
do all the work for me.

I'll just be in my room.

What's her deal anyway? Did she actually
tell you that you can't see me anymore?

No. No, I mean... not exactly.

I mean, she just, uh...

She just doesn't understand
how I would know someone like you.

What does that mean? Someone like me?

Just someone so young.

Don't worry. I won't bother you anymore.



Do you remember me?

Sure. Sure.

You know, you're like the only person
in this world that I can count on.

Because, no matter what,
I know you'll always be here.

Well, that's what you think.

I'm leaving town.

Where are we?
This is such a weird neighborhood.

This is a totally normal,
average neighborhood.

- 3128. Must be it.
- Great.

What? What's wrong with it?
It looks totally normal.

- What? I said "great."
- Yeah, I can tell you really love it.

What am I supposed to say?

"Gee, I can't wait to live in some depressing
shithole out in the middle of nowhere"?

You hate every single place
that we look at.

I mean, why don't you just tell me that
you don't want to live with me anymore?

Because you'll totally freak out
and act like a psycho about it.

What? You're the psycho.

I mean, you've totally ignored me
ever since high school ended.

You're the one who's still living out
some stupid seventh-grade fantasy.

- Your own apartment.
- Fuck you.

Have fun living with your dad
for the rest of your life.

God. Fuck you too.


Pump ‒ Pumpkin?


What's wrong?


Because, honey, if something's wrong,
I'd love it if we could talk about it.

It's nothing. It's just some hormonal thing.
Don't worry about it.

Okay, because, you know,
I have some very, very important news,

uh, to talk about and, you know,
if you're not feeling well,

we could just do this some other time.


Well, Maxine and I have been seeing
a lot of each other.

And we were thinking
it might be really best for all of us

if, at the end of the summer,

she came here to live with us.

And, you know, we could really
just see how we got along together

and see if this is...

Is this your first death mask?

- All artists have to suffer.
- Um, hi.

Oh, just a minute.

I, uh ‒ I brought the application
for the Art Academy.

I just hope it's not too late.

I am so sorry about what happened, Enid.

What do you mean?

Well, the whole business
with the art show and the newspaper.

- It's just absolutely...
- Hmm?

Well, they're forcing me to give you
a non-passing grade in the class.

Can't I still get a scholarship
to the Art Academy?

Well, I'm sorry, Enid.

- Can you help me out here?
- I ‒ I can't breathe under this mask.

That's fine, that's fine.
You just have to breathe. Don't worry about it.


Hey, what are you doing here?

I needed to see you.

What's up?

Can you at least let me in?

Yeah, sure. Come on in.

Look, I just need someone
to be nice to me for, like, five minutes,

and then I swear
I'll leave you alone, okay?

What's the matter?

Do you have anything to drink?

Yeah. Well, there might be
some root beer in there.

- What's this?
- That's Dana's.

We're supposed to be saving it
for our two-month anniversary.

You better not...

I mean, you like me, right, Seymour?

- We're good friends, right?
- Yeah.

Sure. Of course.

What is this?

Dana got it
when we went shopping for antiques.

She said it didn't go with her stuff,
so she gave it to me.

Said it would go better
with my old-time thingamajigs.

Jesus. How can you stand her?

How come in all that time I was trying to
get you a date, you never asked me out?

You're a beautiful young girl.

I couldn't imagine
you'd have any interest in me

except as an amusingly cranky
eccentric curiosity.

At least you're not like
every other stupid guy in the world.

All they care about is guitars or sports.

I hate sports.

Maybe I should just move in with you.

You know, I could do the cooking
and dust your old records until I get a job.

You know what
my number-one fantasy used to be?


I used to think about, one day ‒
just not telling anyone

and going off to some random place.

And I'd just...


And they'd never see me again.

Do you ever think about stuff like that?

I guess I probably did
when I was your age.

You know what we should do?

We should just get in your car right now
and just drive off,

just find some totally new place
and start a whole new life.

Fuck everybody.

I'm, uh ‒ I'm not
in any good condition to drive.

I'm serious.

I'm just so sick of everybody.

Why can't I just do what I want?

What do you want?

What do you want?

Don't you like me?

Boy, I never expected
anything like this to happen.

Yeah, well, me neither.

You must... You must know I always...

Did you mean all that stuff
about moving in with me?

I was just thinking out loud.

I mean, you know,
you've got this thing with Dana,

and I'm not gonna let you fuck that up.

Yeah, but, I don't know. I just ‒


I really need to get some sleep.


Good night.


Right. Oh, one second.

- Seymour. Hi.
- Hi. Sorry.

- Go ahead.
- We're almost done.

Hi. Yeah. No, it's excluded.
They've already paid the earnest money.

Well, let's see if they bring it up
if they notice it on the final walk-through.


Great. Sounds good.


- We did it.
- Great job.

- Thank you.
- I'm proud of you.

Well, I'll catch you guys later.
I'm gonna start the paperwork.


- Hi!
- Hey.

- Congratulations.
- Thank you. Have a seat.


What brings you down here?

Um ‒

I just, uh,

really feel like I, uh ‒
I need to say something to you.


I've never said this to anyone before.

Believe me, I've stayed
in horrible relationships for years

just so I wouldn't have to do this.

What are you trying to say?

I think maybe it's not such a good idea
that we keep going out.

It's Enid. Leave a message.

Uh, Seymour here.

Um... I really want to talk to you.

I've been thinking about what you said
about moving in here, and, um ‒

Um... Yeah, so just, uh...

Um, give me a call when you get a chance.
Okay. Thanks. Bye.

Look, I'm really sorry
about the other day.

I don't know what's wrong with me.
I really do want to move in with you.

Look, I don't know.

I mean, I was thinking maybe
I should just live alone, you know?

I've decided to rent that place
that we looked at.

And, um, I start moving in next week.

Please let me come with you. Please.

Look, I don't know.
I don't think it's such a good idea.

Of course it's a good idea. It's our plan.

Yeah, but how are you gonna
pay rent and everything?

- You know? You don't even have a job.
- I'll get a job tomorrow. I promise.

Maxine said she could give me a job
at Computer Station.

Please, Rebecca.

Tonight I have a very special partner,

one who is a performance artist

in sign language for the deaf.

Please welcome to the stage...

Well, here's where the fun never stops.

She could at least have the decency
to call me back.

Wasted time trying to logically
figure out the female brain.

That's for sure.

Maybe she got another boyfriend.

Yeah, well, thanks for cheering me up.


It's Enid. Leave a message.

Oh, come on.

Hey, look at it this way.

At least things can't get any worse.


Just the man I want to see.
Step in here for a minute.

Have a seat.

What can you tell me about this, Seymour?

So, what do you think?

It's fine.

Where's all your stuff?


That's all you're bringing?

No, I'm gonna pack up the rest tonight.
I'll bring it over sometime tomorrow.

What time?

I don't know. Noon.

All right, cool.
Just make sure you're here by then

'cause we got a lot of stuff to do.

Oh, wait.

I gotta show you this.
It's just... It's really cool.

Isn't it great?

♪ A smile is something special ♪

♪ A ribbon is something rare ♪

♪ So I'll be special and I'll be rare ♪

♪ With a smile and a ribbon in my hair ♪

♪ To be a girl they notice ♪

♪ Takes more than a fancy dress ♪

♪ So I'll be special and I'll be rare ♪

♪ I'll be something beyond compare ♪

♪ I'll be noticed
Because I'll wear a smile ♪

♪ And a ribbon in my hair ♪

What's wrong with you, retard? It's 3:30.

Oh, hi. Um, Enid's stepmother
told me that she'd be here.

She's not at home?

No, they told me that she'd be here.

Well, where the fuck is she?

She was supposed to be here
three hours ago.

Well, do you mind if I wait?
I really need to talk to her.

Are you sure she wasn't there?

I mean, maybe she was just hiding
from you or something.

Why would she be hiding from me?

I don't know. I mean, where is she then?

- Maybe she's with Josh.
- Josh?

Why would she be with Josh?

I really don't know enough about it to...

But why did you say
that she was hiding from me?

Did she say anything to you about me?

Yeah. She thinks you're a dork.

She said that?

Well, what do you expect?
I mean, considering how we met you.

What do you mean?

She didn't tell you about that?

What are you talking about?

On that pathetic fake blind date.

What fake blind date?
What are you talking about?




Did you have a good laugh at my expense?

- What do you mean?
- D-Do you think that's funny?

Here. Is that funny?

I'll show you something funny.

- Hey. Damn it. Come on.
- Get ‒

Not so cool now,
are you, good-looking boy?

Hey, hey! Hey, what's going on?

Hey, call the cops, man. Citizen's arrest.

- You!
- Call the cops!

- Get the hell out of my store!
- All right. Hey, hey.

No need to get violent. I'm outta here.

♪ More than just an oil change
The name is Jiffy Lube ♪

♪ Drive in, drive out, drive on ♪

Is there a place
where nature can still live and breathe,

where an oil company puts nature
ahead of costs?


There is.

- Hey.
- Are you okay?

If we all work together,

we can make this planet
a pretty nice place to live.

Preserving ‒

You seem a little stoned. What are you on?

High on life.

Look, Seymour, I came by to tell you
how really, really sorry I am

about everything.

- I know you probably totally hate me.
- You don't have to say anything.

Please. Don't say anything.

I know I'm a total disappointment
to everyone.

I just quit my job this morning

and then I had a fight with Becky 'cause
I told her I wasn't gonna move in with her,

and she really just wants to kill me.

And there is just no way
to explain how I feel.

And I don't...

I guess
I'll just have to figure myself out.

Enid, I'm not mad at you.

- I know I'm just a dork.
- Seymour, you are not a dork.

Yeah. Sure, I am.

You are such a stupid idiot.

Did you look through the rest of the book?


You're like... my hero.

Thanks for waiting.

Is he gonna be okay?

I think he'll be fine.

What are you gonna do now?

I'm not sure.

I better get going.
I'm gonna be late for work.

Call me, okay?

Well, I have to admit that things
are really starting to look up for me

since my life turned to shit.

Remember what I said
when we first started?

This little breakup might be the best thing
that ever happened to you.

But I think I'm ready
to, uh, get back to my old life.

You think that's too soon?

Why don't we start with that next week?


- Thank you.
- Don't thank me.

You're doing all the work.

- Bye.
- Bye.

- Is he done?
- Yes.

Seymour, did you have a chance to think
about what you might want for dinner

while you were in here?

- No, I haven't.
- Thank you.

Maybe we can discuss it in the car.

- Did you want mashed potatoes?
- See you next week.

I think we should have lamb chops.

Not so funny now, are you, huh?



You fuck with me?