Friday, October 01, 2004

Dialogue for the Day: October 1 2004 The West Wing

Today's wonderful quote comes from the episode He Shall from Time to Time

President: ...And how do we make the American dream of opportunity a reality for all? I came to this hallowed chamber one year ago, and I see we’re spelling “hallowed” with a pound sign in the middle of it.

Sam: We’ll fix that.

President: The pound sign’s silent?

Leo: Move on, Mr. President.

President: I came to this hallowed chamber one year ago on a mission: to restore the American Dream for all our people, as we gaze at the vast horizon of possibilities open to us in the 321st century. Wow that was ambitious of me, wasn't it.


President: We meant "stronger" here, right?

Sam: What does it say?

President: "I'm proud to report our country's stranger than it was a year ago"?

Sam: That's a typo.

President: Could go either way.

For those not fully au fait with The West Wing, one of its real glories is not just that it HAS dialogue that is witty and sharp but that it is delivered at such pace. Read the transcipts at places such as TwizTV which has a growing store of transcripts for US TV shows both recent and not so recent. Highly recommended!

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