Happy with that Melissa?! tee hee…
Now, moving on! Time for a big laugh!!! This whole interrogation of Connie is smk at it’s best!!!
Back to New Scotland Yard! Pow!!! Connie gets hit in the face with bright light!! tee hee..
Lee: Cyprus. July 1976. An explosion in the church.
Conrad (sounding tired): July of 1976, I was working as a shoe salesman in Maryland.
[notice Lee’s hair is all messed up?? and then bing!!! nice and tidy! Lee has magic hair but then.. we already knew that ]
Keaton: Last year’s four-man hit in Sicily.
Conrad: I’ve never been to Sicily. Please, I told you and told you, I’m not the Mongoose! Look, if I was the Mongoose, I would’ve killed Amanda, but I didn’t. [And you thought Amanda didn’t listen to you Connie! ]
Lee: Okay, so you’re not the Mongoose. But if you don’t want to spend twenty years behind bars, Pal, 😆 you better tell us what you do know.
Prison? eek.. now Connie is really scared!
Conrad: Okay, I’ll talk. But I want Amanda to be here.
I think Connie wanted to tell the whole story from the moment Lee grabbed his gun! tee hee.. only they wouldn’t listen to him Lee goes and gets Amanda and tells her to do good cop bad cop..[only they call it good guy bad guy.. ugh! sexist!!!] I’m shocked Lee would even attempt to do good cop bad cop with Amanda- [He really is an optimist! ] she has never done an interrogation in her life! and this is her old friend?! Still.. who cares because it is just hilarious!!
Time for another gorgeous London backdrop too..
Amanda: So it’s called Good Guy, Bad Guy.
Lee: Right. One guy questions the suspect, he’s mean and rough, the other guy who plays nice is a buffer to the mean guy. [Is this top dialogue and delivery or what??!!!! Kudos writers!! Kudos KJ and BB such fast punchy delivery.. top stuff! ]
Amanda: Which side is the good guy on?
Lee: The bad guy.
Amanda: But he’s really good?
Amanda: Then who’s really bad?
Lee: Theeee bad guy??!!
–errr ahhhh the suspect. You got it?
Can I just say ROFLMAO to everything they say and do for the next 10 minutes??!!!!(this post is going to call for every laughing smiley that’s in the book! )
By the way, why did Lee change out of his Bob outfit? come on man.. it was really groovy! and totally rockin for some gettin heavy with the fuzz man!!! ( err in english- why mess up his lovely suit with aggressive questioning? ahem..)
Amanda: Sure, but it’s too complicated. I think maybe I should just talk to Conrad. He always used to confide in me. He even told me once that he wears his undershorts inside out so the seams wouldn’t scratch him.
Lee: Ah. Well, since underwear is not on the schedule today
could we please try to stick to the proven technique?
Amanda: Right! Good Guy, Bad Guy. Uh, Lee? It makes me feel just awful when I have to scold the boys, so I think I should probably be the good guy and if you don’t mind, you should be the bad guy.
Hilarious.. that Amanda could think for a second he was asking Amanda to be the bad guy!!teehee
Lee: Good idea
[Lee is sooo dry here! I love it! I love the warmth in his smile here as he responds to her- AWH!!]
Lee: Let’s go.
[can I just add.. I really like that suit on Lee! The blue shirt.. the single breasted style.. lovin it.. not to mention that smile he just gave Amanda ]
Suddenly we go from smiling calm Lee to BAM! Lee’s back at Conrad again with the light in his face! I don’t know why but I think this is the funniest line of the episode!!
Lee: Okay, creep, from the top.
I can hear it 20 times in a row and it is still hilarious!! Creep?! whooo!!
Conrad: Amanda, are you there?
Amanda: Yes, Connie, I’m still here.
Amanda walks into the dark ominous tone of the scene all smiles and opens the window.. Oh this is just too funny! Surely Lee must have seen what a mistake this was almost immediately?! haaaa.. I’m sure glad he didn’t put a stop to it though
Amanda continues all cheery: There. Is that better?
Conrad: Yes, thank you.
Lee: Well, maybe I ought to soften up your face. It might just make you talk a little easier, you know what I mean?!
Connie’s really afraid now!! 😆
Amanda: Ohhh, Leeee. [Amanda talks to Lee like he is 10 years old and talking nonsense here.. absolutely undermining his authority .. Ohhh this is so gooooood!!! ]
Both men look up, Soo funny watching Lee realise maybe this wasn’t the best idea he ever had.. but he’s not willing to give up yet! tee hee.. Hang on there Lee.. this is going to get soooo much worse! (and it’s soooooo good!)
Amanda continues: Connie, would you like for me to get you a cup of coffee or a soft drink or something?
Lee drops his fist, uh oh.. Amanda is reeeeeaaally good at this being good stuff Love how he glares at Connie as he sees this is not working!
Conrad: Thank you.
Lee is still not ready to give up though! Up the toughness factor Lee.. bring out the big guns! [He grits his teeth here as he says the next line and looks at Amanda as he says it – I think the message he was trying to convey was BACK OFF!!! but.. for the second time in this episode, Amanda misreads or can’t read what he is trying to tell her..
Lee: Or how about a pillow? Or an in-flight movie?
[Ahh Lee, you won’t be winning flight attendant of the year anytime soon ] I just have to include this shot I got of this moment Lee grabs Connie – it seems even Lee’s tie is out of control and not doing what he wished it would either whoo hoo!!
Lee continues: Now do you think some information might just drop out if I bounce you off the walls a little bit, huh, Bub?
Amanda: Lee!! [Now who’s scolding Amanda?!!]
put him down. You might hurt him.
ROFLMAO… the way Lee is still for just a moment here.. his teeth gritted.. and then slowly, silently he dumps Connie back into his chair, his teeth still gritted, Amanda gasps at Lee hoping he didn’t hurt Connie putting him back in the chair.
Yep Lee.. time to admit defeat!!! He struggles to get control of his frustration here… haaa.. ohh well done Lee! .. This was never going to work!!! haaaa.. Ohhh but I am ohhh so glad that he gave it a good go!! It is also hilarious how Amanda seems to have no trouble scolding Lee..
Lee: Stay put.
Lee straighens up finally, and tries to relax and sound casual as he continues: Amanda?
Lee is quiet for juuuust a moment here.. trying to be so calm (too funny!!!): Could I talk to you for a moment?
Amanda responds extra brightly(!): Certainly. I’ll be right back, Connie.
Reassured by Amanda Connie watches Lee and Amanda leave-Lee grabs Amanda’s arm to get her out of there faster.. taking a little of his frustration out! He’s not happy!!!!
Ahhhh this scene never fails to crack me up! Such overkill Lee! the guy is more than ready to talk if you just ask him a question and quit shoving him around! hehehee.. Lee I think you are suppose to try good cop good cop first and then if that doesn’t work go for good cop bad cop! [and when you do good cop bad cop, aren’t they suppose to not be in the same at the same time? I can think of one other instance of this good cop bad cop being played up for comedy – in the Steve Martin Movie: the Pink Panther – in it.. he tries to be both the good cop and the bad cop – also very funny! ]
Anyway, Amanda breaking in and asking Connie if he is thirsty and fussing is a classic. Top shelf SMK.. Definitely in my top 5 funniest scenes list!
For me, the funniest person here is Lee- as he grapples with inspiring fear into Connie, his frustration with Amanda, his huge mistake in asking Amanda to play good guy bad guy ( 1-asking her and 2- being sexist and calling it good guy bad guy not good cop bad cop! hmm! ) and his trying to overcome what she has undone…Lee tends to be the straight guy to Amanda’s funny antics.. but not here.. for me Lee is the star of this scene – and BB knocks it out of the park! It’s all there in his eyes!! and his posture- his whole body looking like he wants to just scream when Amanda scolds him and tells him to stop – or ouchie he might hurt Connie! Poor Lee! hehehee..
Outside of the room.. Amanda is all confused!!
Amanda: Okay, what’s the matter? That’s as good a good guy as I can be!
Lee: Mother Theresa was never that good!!! (ohhh hoooo and yet another top funny line for Lee!! he’s having a cracker!!!)
Lee: I.. I’m sorry. It’s my fault, maybe I didn’t explain it right or something. [awh good Lee!]
Amanda: Look. You said the good guy acted like a buffer. Okay, so I buffered!
Lee: Yeah, every two seconds! Now Amanda, the technique works better if you let the bad guy play his part, then the good guy takes over!
Amanda: But by that time, Connie will be scared to death! that is just brilliant!! [need anymore proof you didn’t explain it right Lee!! haaa.. ]
Lee: That’s the whole point! Get him scared enough to talk! I mean, it’s an interrogation, remember?
[Could Lee get any funnier?? how his voice gets all high pitched here as he is just incredulous at what she is saying! ohhhh this scene NEVER gets old!!!I wonder if BB or KJ have seen this scene recently? If they did, I would hope they are proud they did so well.. and gave themselves a laugh while they are at it ]
Amanda: Conrad does not respond well to fear. [ok Amanda’s amazing memory of Conrad stretches credibility.. a little.. I love Lee’s little whimper here.. he is at his wits end! tee hee.. Lee just relax and let Amanda do all the work.. grab a cup of tea.. kick back .. and enjoy the Amanda and Connie show for a while ] I think we both should be the good guy.
Lee: ah come on, there’s no such thing as Good Guy, Good Guy.
Amanda: Oookaaay. Then just let me do it alone.
Lee: All right. All right, he is all yours. I will be listening from the next room. I can not stand a brutal interrogation. [ahhhhh haaa!!! One final zinger for Lee as he exits the scene!! I don’t know a lot about acting- but does this scene scream improvisation to anyone else?? All the little mannerisms that just make it that much funnier.. soooo well done! Have I raved enough about how good this is?? – Hmm well I am trying to make up for all my gripes with Affair at Bromfield Hall –.. grrr.. but apologies if I am going over the top here.. excuse me while I wipe the tears away, and roll on the floor yes.. Laughing my arse off!]
Lee leaves Amanda to her brutal interrogation of Connie.. tee hee.. he let’s Amanda talk to Connie alone while listening in from the other room. Listen and Learn Lee!
Sadly the fun must stop for the moment.. this post is long enough already… thanks for reading and I hope you had a good chuckle right along with me any thoughts?? feedback?? questions? I’d love to hear them! byee for now back with more when I can..