Before we move on to the next scene.. Just wanted to point out something I noticed last night- I think there’s a random crew member interrupting a scene.. Back at the beginning of the episode we have this little exchange between Gino and Lee:
Lee: No, I gotta lay low for a while. LaRue is on the warpath again.
When Gino responds, watch over his left shoulder! [Go on! go look and see if you can find it! ] Gino: Tell me about it. You know, that little weasel is throwing a full inventory at us soon. Everything’s gotta be accounted for.
So, did you see it? A casually dressed guy (who doesn’t belong in a caryard) rides his bike out from behind the truck with the cars on it,
he starts riding towards Lee, Amanda and Gino…
but quickly realises the camera is rolling, so he changes direction and heads behind the building- all while checking out the filming! tee hee.. Gino wouldn’t be happy!!! Ahhh these things amuse me.. anyway.. on with the episode..
Brace yourselves!! Gravel voiced Agency Mafioso Gino is on the warpath!
Gino the Don: Hey, Bruno! Wash them windshields clean enough to have lunch on!….
….Hey, Lloyd! Hart! What are you doing? Beat your chests, your hearts’ll start!
Line those cars up straight! Go ahead! Go ahead!!…Parker? Parker, you get that wagon running yet?
Parker: Um, not yet, boss. Uh, got a solenoid problem.
[Ok, what’s a solenoid??]
Gino: Well, fix it!….
Gino yelling at everyone who works for him: Okay, listen up, everybody! We gonna pass this inventory, or you guys are gonna be doin’ tune-ups in Albuquerque! You all hear me good?!!!
[Yo! The Don has spoken!!! and ain’t nobody gonna question him or he’ll waste ya! You know, Lee’s remark that one day he was going to open a garage?? made me think of Gino – I wonder if Gino is an ex- agent?? He probably worked undercover with the Mafia or nothin (Maybe his real name is Donnie Brasco)]
We’ve been suitably reminded of Gino’s ruthlessness.. and that LaRue is threatening him with an inventory..
Lee’s Corvette pulls into the lot. Lee and Amanda get out and walk around to the back of the car to speak to Gino. Lee is wearing a huge Cheshire cat grin..
Amanda is a bit slow but takes Lee’s lead and joins in wholeheartedly with the smiles! LOL! They’re so nervous! Love Amanda trying to act casual leaning on Lee’s car and lying to Gino!! hehehee..
Lee: Hi, Gino. How’s it going? [If Lee had said ‘How you doin?’ I think I would have lost it!! ]
Gino : Something about that smile’s makin me very nervous, Stetson.
Really? it has the same effect on me! Only.. I’m thinking with Gino it’s nervous apprehension.. with me? It’s nervous excitement
Lee holds out his hands innocently as if to say? wha?? can’t I be this good lookin and happy to see you sweet wonderful Gino?
Lee looks to Amanda for backup.. [Go on Amanda.. agree that Lee really can be that good lookin!]
yeah Gino! we happy!!
Amanda continues to nod and grin at Gino.
Gino acknowledges Amanda: ..Ma’am.
Amanda [extra nicely!]: Hello.
Gino: How are the wheels?
Amanda [extra brightly]: Oh, the wheels are just fine.
[ROFLMBO Amanda IS telling the truth here! I love it.. the wheels are fine.. thanks to the tiresome tire guy from tireless tires!]
Lee: Yeah. Uh, Gino, about that car, any paperwork come in on it yet? It might tie in with a case I’m working on.
[Noooo kidding!! This is smk Lee.. when are you going to catch on to that? LOL.. one bear dances isn’t it? where he says something about Amanda coincidentally finding the baddie hideout? help? There’s a huge clunker coming up in this ep along these hiiiiiiighly improbably and ridiculous lines soon too- eek!!]
Gino: Yeah, it’s on my desk right now. I’ll get it.
Amanda moves in closer to Lee and asks quietly: Is he always like that?
Lee: who Gino?…
[I love how Lee turns to look at Amanda when she’s standing so close to him!! But.. he still turns and looks her in the eye! ]
….ahhhh most of the time he’s not nearly as pleasant as this.
Amanda under her breath: Oh my gosh..
[LOL is that ‘oh my gosh’ at this being ‘nice Gino’??
😉 Or at how close Lee is standing??? They do look veeeeerrry comfortable in each other’s space don’t they! Oh! My! Gosh! ]
Lee under his breath: Here he comes…
(now louder)… Ha ha ha.
So funny! I love when they both put on their huge fake smiles.. hilarious! Gino returns with the information..
Gino: Some gun-totin’ meatball claimin’ to be Swedish rammed it right through the entrance gate at the Canadian border.
[A Swedish meatball? oh stop.. you’re making me hungry!]
Amanda: Ran it right through the entrance gate?
[Amanda senses an opportunity! ]
Gino: Yep. Never even scratched it, though. Not even a paint chip!!!
Amanda: Didn’t even dent the hood? –I bet he probably dented the hood and you might not have noticed it when they brought the car in, because there’s so much–
Lee tries to cut Amanda short realising the risk she is taking here by trying to pull one over on Gino!
Lee hurries things up and hands back the info..
Amanda finally shuts it, nods and returns to smiling at Gino and (over) selling that all is well!
Lee: …. Thank you… Uh… I don’t know if it’s gonna help or not, but, uh, I appreciate it.
Gino : You sure everything is okay with that car, Stetson?
Uh oh! He ain’t buyin it! You gonna wind up in Albuquerque!
ROFLMBO Lee and Amanda are so funny together here!!!
Lee: It’s great, great!
Amanda: Just great, ..it is!
As they start backing away from Gino,
Lee says: Trust me! [Uh oh!! ]
Amanda: You can trust him!!
LOL Lee moves Amanda along to her side of the car.. I think he wants her in that car asap! Because she stinks at this so badly.. but hey.. it’s hilarious!!!
I think Lee is thinking- please Amanda! Stop backing me up now!! She’s so over the top! ahhh yes.. Mother Theresa was never this good!!! tee heee!
Lee: Ha, ha ha haa..! [Lee’s trying to sound casual..]..Yeah, it’s cherry, Gino!
Amanda: Absolutely! I mean, you know, that’s it in a nutshell:…. cherry!
[ROFL!!! Amanda is anything but casual! I love how KJ’s voice cracks as she says ‘Cherry!’ ]
ha haaaaa!!!!!.. Lee’s had enough of Amanda’s ‘Back Up’!!! tee hee..
At this Lee puts both his hands around Amanda and presses her down into the car…all while laughing and smiling for Gino’s benefit!.. Why does this remind me of the interrogation in To catch a Mongoose??? Hilarious to see Lee has to play along.. but he is getting more and more frustrated because Amanda doesn’t get how to do this! BB is never funnier than in moments like this! I know Lee is the straight guy in this ‘Laurel and Hardy’ act- but I think he’s the funniest when trying to deal with Amanda and not let on to others!!!!! 🙂
Lee closes the door on Amanda’s side and gives Gino another big smile and a chuckle.. Lee’s doing a little overselling of his own now to compensate for Amanda’s overselling of the cherry car 😆
Lee [to Gino]: She gets so excited.
[Does she?! whoo hooo!.. Mind.. in… gutter……]
Now that is a great line for a fan vid!!!!
Lee gets in his car and slams his door..
Amanda: What are we gonna do?
Lee: I’m gonna have a chat with a Swedish meatball. [Hmmm.. Amanda asks ‘we’ and Lee responds with ‘I’ interesting..]
Don’t you just love this scene? They must tell Gino 10 different ways between them the car is cherry! hehehee…. Such rotten liars!! They are working together as a team.. but Amanda is getting it all wrong! and Lee can’t do anything to tip their hand to Gino!!! whahahaahaa! This totally reminds me of To Catch a Mongoose!
Maybe it’s just me?!!
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