Stanley Motss: I’m in show business, yes? Why come to me?
Conrad ‘Connie’ Brean: I’ll tell you why. “54, 40, or fight.” What does that mean?
Stanley Motss: It’s a slogan.
Conrad ‘Connie’ Brean: “Remember the Maine.” “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.” They’re war slogans. We remember the slogans, not the wars. You know why? That’s show business. That’s why we’re here. Naked girl, covered in napalm. “V” for victory. Five Marines raising the flag, Mount Surabachi. You remember the picture in 50 years, but forget the war. The Gulf War, smart bomb falling down a chimney. 2,500 missions a day, 100 days. One video of one bomb. The American people bought that war. War is show business. That’s why we’re here.
Beth: What are you getting so crazy about? It’s just music. It’s not that big a deal.
Shrevie: It is! Don’t you understand? This is important to me!
Beth: Shrevie, why do you yell at me? I never hear you yell at any of your friends.
Shrevie: Look, pick a record, okay.
Shrevie: Just pick any record. Any record! Okay, what’s the hit side?
Beth: “Good Golly Miss Molly”
Shrevie: Ok, now ask me what’s on the flip side.
Shrevie: Just, just ask me what’s on the flip side, Okay?
Beth: What is on the flip side?
Shrevie: “Hey, Hey, Hey” 1958. Specialty Records. [beat] See? You don’t ask me things like that, do you? No! You never ask me what’s on the flip side.
Beth: No! Because I don’t give a shit. Shrevie, who cares about what’s on the flip side of record?
Shrevie: I do! Every one of my records means something! The label, the producer, the year it was made. Who was copying whose style, who’s expanding on that. Don’t you understand? When I listen to my records they take me back to certain points in my life, okay? Just don’t touch my records, ever! The first time that I met you? Modell’s sister’s high school graduation party, right? 1955. And “Ain’t That A Shame” was playing when I walked into the door!
Charlie: Alright, Ray, all airlines. . .all airlines have crashed at one time or another, that doesn’t mean that they are not safe.
Raymond: Qantas never crashed.
Raymond: Never crashed.
Charlie: Oh that’s gonna do me a lot of good, Ray. You see, Qantas doesn’t fly to L.A. out of Cincinnati, you have to get to Melbourne! Melbourne. . .
Charlie: . . .Australia in order to get the plane that flies to Los Angeles!
Julie: I miss Dorothy.
Michael Dorsey: You don’t have to. She’s right here. And she misses you. [beat] Look, you don’t know me from Adam. But I was a better man with you, as a woman than I ever was with a woman, as a man. You know what I mean? I just gotta learn to do it without the dress. [beat] I mean, at this point in our relationship, there might be an advantage to my wearing pants. [beat] The hard part’s over, you know? We were already. . .good friends.