4/15 Season Three, Episode 19: The Boy Who Could Be King- Scarecrow and Mrs King

We see Francine enter the grounds and find Crowley.
Ahhh that sign behind Crowley says this is the embassy of Cap D’Far. I thought this was a guest lodge? lol have they just taken over a few rooms as their embassy?! Hilarious!!
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Francine
calls out: Excuse me.
Crowley: Yes, Ma’am.
Francine: Yes, could you help me please? I’m looking for, ah, 30-85 Danton Street.
Crowley: This is it. Something wrong?
Francine: I’m sorry, there must be some mistake. I’m looking for the Cap D’Far Embassy.
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Crowley
: Uh-huh, well, that’s the Embassy – apartment 114.
[oh rofl they really have taken over ONE room as their embassy?! haaaa]
Francine: No, I don’t think you understand, I said I’m looking for an Embassy?
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Crowley
: As I said, Ma’am, that is the Cap D’Far Embassy – (Next thing we see King Trumpet at the head of a congo line making his way out to the pool area as Crowley continues)
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…and that is her King, Edmund Spencer.
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Francine
: I don’t believe it.
[hmm while there’s no justifying Crowley killing Eddie, I can see why he wouldn’t be looking at the man with the greatest respect! but here Crowley puts on a good show and actually looks proud to have this dill as King.]
They pause a moment.. as Crowley lets Francine soak in all the ridiculousness that is King Eddie..
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LOL at Francine’s completely deflated expression..
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Royalty ain’t all royalty..
Crowley: I’ll be happy to introduce you to His Majesty if you like-
3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000617917_thumb …or maybe I can help?…
(Lester holds out his hand to shake Francine’s.. she reciprocates still not believing what she’s seeing.. No Grace Kelly story for her!)
3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000623623_thumb…Lester Crowley, Ambassador from Cap D’Far.
[Lester???? as in the duck??!!!! Definitely a baddie!!]

The congo line makes it’s way past Francine and Crowley..
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one of the guys grabs Francine and makes her join the congo line. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000631431_thumb
She’s so stunned I guess she’s taken by surprise by the unclassy horror of it all! 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000632332_thumb
Oh rofl I only wish Billy, Lee or Amanda had been around to enjoy this moment! Smile She joins the congo line as they head back to the apartment err embassy! 

Next, we find Lee interviewing a man under an RV Winking smile 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000639539

Lee: Mr Wall, would you just take a minute to look at this picture. (He holds up the photo)
Terry Wall 1: Don’t you think I know who you are and what you’re up to?
Lee: All I am trying to do is find out whether or not you know who the dead man is in this picture?
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Terry Wall 1: Listen pal, you’re wasting your time with the stupid story of some corpse having my name in his pocket. Next thing you’ll say is you’re a cop and I should go down to the Station and identify this guy, right?
3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000654554[whoa.. he thinks Lee looks like a cop?!]
Lee: No, no, no. You’ve got this all wrong-
Terry Wall 1: -Yeah, and the minute we leave, one of your buddies come out of the bushes and repossesses my truck.
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Lee
: What?!
[So how did Lee approach this guy to start with? I guess he didn’t show him any ID like he usually would for the IRS or whatever..]
Terry Wall 1: Look, I’m tired of being hassled, all right? No more stories. Just take the truck.
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Lee
: Believe me, I –
3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000667767[Squirt!!!! Oh nooo! Lee’s been shot! With.. umm.. oil! Never mind.. with plastic it just slides right off Winking smile saved Lee from greasing it later.. ]3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000669569
Terry Wall 1: Ohhhhh.. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000670770
[Lee’s reaction is hilarious.. stunned! Not unlike Francine haaaa.. these normal people are weird!]
…., oh, I’m, I’m sorry. This greasy sucker just slipped right out of my hand.
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Mr slippery hands starts swiping at Lee’s jacket to get rid of the grease. LOL.
…You know, this never happened before.
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Lee lets him swipe away.. smiles and puts his envelope in his pocket.. I think he’s thinking – can this day get any worse?!
Seems everyone is wanting to lay their hands on Lee this morning Winking smile
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Lee: Yeah. Do you mind?
Lee snatches the dirty rag and wipes his own jacket..
Terry Wall 1: No.
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– probably making it even dirtier Winking smile
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Love the kooky music..
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Love the ugh look on Lee’s face as he wipes away at it a few times with this yuck rag. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000683683
yes very much like Francine getting her first view of King Eddie- ugh yuck!!3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000686186
Lee gives Mr slippery hands the dirty rag back.. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000687587
shoving it into his shirt pocket for good measure. lol!
To top it all off.. Lee gives him a couple of slaps on the cheek and walks away..
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No one messes with the plastic threads and gets away with it!

[Besides it’s the Tinman who needs the oil- Not the Scarecrow!]3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000691791
Love how Mr slippery hands looks down at his pocket with the dirty rag also confused at what just happened!

Moving on we see a shopping mall…
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Then, a rather ick man rounds a corner followed by Amanda. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000698098
Amanda
: Anything you could tell us would really be a big help.3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000699599
Terry Wall 2: Listen, doll-face, you don’t have to play games with T Wall. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000703503
[rofl!! check out the swagger! rofl!! “T Wall”??!!]
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…Don’t be embarrassed…
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…Shoe guys and lonely ladies often get together over inventory sales.3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000710210
[I’d say that’s more likely to be lonely guys and shoe ladies.. but why quibble.. no woman is this lonely or into shoes surely?!]
Amanda: Look, could you just take a look at this picture, please.
3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000712212(Amanda holds up the photo of the deadguy but T Wall isn’t interested) [he’s off in his own little fantasy!]
T Wall: Please, you better be careful…
3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000713713(T wall whispers) …I’ve got an extremely jealous old lady.
[I’m guessing that’s his mother 😉 ]
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Love the look Amanda gives him.. like his elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top!3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000717617
Amanda: Oh, you really have the wrong idea.
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She shakes her head.. and continues to hold up the photo..
And the scene quickly cuts to a suburban street corner..
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We’ve seen this before.. I know it..
Aha! well I’ve found one other time but there may be more.. we saw this transition in One Bear Dances –same old guy in red crosses the road… Maybe he’s Mr Walker! Winking smile 

We find Amanda walking down a suburban street making notes.. 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000724224She crosses the road to the waiting corvette.. Lee is in there waiting. In the passenger seat??!!! why?? This is weird.. why is Lee not driving?
And why was Amanda not with Lee before? oh whatev..
Amanda gets in the drivers seat.
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Lee seems tired.. rubbing his head like he has a headache. Hope it’s not that triple concussion from TEHI rearing it’s ugly ‘head’ Winking smile 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000737737
Another mansion! 😉
Amanda: Okay, the neighbour says that Terry Wall does live in that brick house.
Lee: I don’t believe this. Ten years of international intrigue and I’m playing tag with a psychotic truck owner and a Romeo shoe salesman… 3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000742242
[Whoooo Amanda told him about the offer for discounted shoes?! ahem??!!
Seems Lee thinks this job is a bit beneath him..]
…The kid will probably turn out to be Damien.
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(Amanda looks at Lee and just laughs.)3.19 THE BOY WHO COULD BE KING.avi_000747947(Kiwismh noted that-Damien is the Satanic child in the 1976 horror film “The Omen”)

And with that Bad Omen.. I’m going to pause here for the moment.. we’ll pick up where we left off next post.. Yo! Are you ready for the T Wall?!
Can’t wait to hear from ya!!!!

31 responses to “4/15 Season Three, Episode 19: The Boy Who Could Be King- Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. “In the passenger seat??!!! why?? This is weird.. why is Lee not driving?

    I always thought that in good old SMK fashion, Lee let Amanda drive to make the next scene work (better) – BUT I went over to Petra’s SMK land to check out the script for this episode and obviously there was a scene that didn’t make it but that would have shed some light on the driving issue (among other things).

    Obviously Lee followed Amanda into the store and accidently got clobbered over the head by Terry Wall’s “jealous old lady” who wanted to break up Amanda’s alleged flirt with her husband.

    If they hadn’t cut this scene, Lee in the passenger seat rubbing his head would have made much more sense… let alone how he knew about the romeo shoe salesman, as I don’t see Amanda bragging or gossiping about such an incident.

    I have to say that I like this episode so far. No major plot wholes, no overly obvious coincidences and Lee is in an exceptionally good (carefree?) mood, IMHO.

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    • Whoa. I love this! Thanks for sharing Christina – this makes a whole lot of sense!! I love it when people can shed a light on things and share the scripts. I am too busy to do it myself. so I appreciate you sharing this! thanks!

      You’ve certainly explained all the weirdness! I would have liked to see Lee get clobbered by Mrs T Wall accidentally..tee hee.. Poor Lee 😉 after being greased by the other Terry Wall earlier, it would seem Lee had been having an especially bad day! lol.. and yet.. he is in a pretty good mood as you say! He does seem much less moody than early Lee 🙂

      I agree Christina, I don’t imagine Amanda telling about T wall either. I found that curious! but.. all explained now! Thanks!!

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    • The cut scene does help this scene make more sense. Maybe it was cut because Lee has already been sort of clobbered once by an angry wife. In Utopia Now he went into Cobb’s Corner and had to go in when Amanda gracefully declined. Maybe TPTB didn’t want a similar thing to happen.

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  2. Hahaha – Francine. I’m surprised you didn’t speak slower and more loudly the second time to Crowley! Hahaha. Love the screencap of Francine as she is being drawn into the congo line! She is certainly stunned! Great word!

    Hahaha – another great scene – Lee is NOT happy about being mistaken for a repo man! Surely he is just way too good lookin’ for that! 😀 😀 He is not having a very good day! But what is up with that kooky muzac? Where have we heard that before? It reminds me of the kooky music in ROTP.

    I love this next scene with Amanda and that disgusting shoe salesman. She really has come a long way in the spy department. During her “dingbat days” this scene would have gone completely different. Now I get the sense that not only can Amanda handle this creepy guy, she isn’t really even fazed by it anymore.

    That neighborhood scene does look familiar…it also reminds me of the neighborhood in Fearless Dotty where Amanda helps catch the baddie by squirting water on his windshield. Oops. I just checked. It’s not. But it was a nice walk down memory lane.

    It is very odd that Amanda is driving. Guess it’s more to do with her training? Or maybe blackmail since he didn’t come pick her up in time for her meeting at the bank?

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  3. I’m thinking back to Lee’s comment to Amanda in The Triumvirate about it being a dirty job that someone has to do. I guess this is the dirty part for both he and Amanda. The shoe salesman is just creepy. If this is how he sells shoes I’m surprised he’s still in business.

    I love the fact that Amanda is in the driver seat in this scene. It shows another level of comfort that these two have achieved. Lee has always been a bit overprotective of his cars, along with being overprotective of Amanda. Amanda has gone to question this T. Wall by herself, even knowing that some John Doe was killed and had this name in his pocket. Lee was okay with her being safe. And considering how she couldn’t drive the Porsche it’s great that Lee is trusting her with his ‘Vette.

    Lee is bemoaning the fact that he’s not involved in international intrigue at the moment. I think he needs to just wait for it. In SMK-land all the pieces eventually connect.

    Francine has a tendency to not listen or believe until she is smacked in the face with reality. Billy tried to warn her, albeit not very strongly. The initial signs were there, but all she saw was “King” and her preconceived notions and wants kicked in. I almost feel sorry for her, but she brings a lot on herself.

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  4. I find the salesman that Amanda meets unbelievably sleazy. I think its meant to be funny (or ironic) but I don’t find it so. I don’t find the other T. Wall who thinks Lee is a repo man funny either. That whole segment just didn’t work for me.
    I enjoyed Franchine doing the conga with Prince Eddie. Billy was a little mean to her but she deserves it. She should have done her own homework /research before prancing off, although thorough research does not seem to be the agency way☺
    I find Crowley to be quite creepy. I hate the way he despises and betrays his employer (who I guess is his king as well).
    I find Lee To be very relaxed and laid back as if a John Doe hitman dying accidentally in the middle of an airfield, was an everyday thing for him (which I suppose is true). Amanda, on tbe other hand , is very much the professional and the equal partner. I think her driving is to emphasise that .
    I don’t know why this bit has generated so little response (relatively )-it could be that
    – there is nothing swoony
    -nothing annoying
    -nothing hilarious
    -nothing cute
    -no huge plot craters
    – no fashion diasters or hair don’ts
    – no peanut butter
    – no backgammon
    – or everyone is busy
    As for me, I did have to think to write about what I thought (it sometimes writes itself if you know what I mean) but I think its because its a transitional segment of the episode.

    I do like the long write ups Iswod, please keep them coming.

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  5. I have to add here that the idea of the Cap D’Far Embassy being a single apartment doesn’t seem all that odd to me. There are lots of tiny countries that have a consular presence abroad in the form of a single ex-pat citizen who takes on the job of representing the home country, sometimes all for the glory of a metal plate screwed above the doorbell. 🙂

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    • Our local mall has the embassy for the Netherlands upstairs.

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      • I don’t know why I find that totally hysterical, but I do! Do they have a musical leader also??

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      • The Dutch have always liked to be closest to business… I know I am married to a Dutchman…

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        • I have to say it.. Morley, do you have a ‘Dutch Uncle’?! 🙂

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          • Yes! At least 7, by marriage. But I am not sure if I get the reference… hehe, how awful is that?
            My children have 1 Dutch uncle, Om Hans.. how is that for “real Dutch”?

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            • LOL.. there is a well known expression about a dutch uncle. and I know it is in American culture because I saw it mentioned in a columbo episode!
              I didn’t mean it literally though. It’s just an expression.. and as you don’t know it, it’s a gag that has fallen completely flat. lol 🙂
              Iwsod is speaking Double Dutch! Where’s the dutch courage when I need it?! 😉 tee hee.. lol at least I amuse myself with my lame gags 😉 bye!

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              • I had to look it up! I had never heard the expression, I even asked my Ditch husband and he had never heard of it. But you know, most of the Dutch uncles I have been exposed to are a bit like that saying, they tell it like it is, not coddling or over indulgent at all (until they become great uncles, then all bets are off). Maybe there is some truth to the saying after all?

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  6. I would be glad for a strolling walk on the blog. The sprint of my life leaves me breathless and I would love to be able to catch up on WN and enjoy this episode with you all.

    I wonder if Lee is beginning to re think his involvement in “international intrigue”? Just a thought to ponder as we walk… to early to say much else and maybe my question is influenced by my episode order preoccupation. But these crazy characters that we all just got introduced to are really on the odd side of the normal life. That shoe salesman gives me the creeps.
    I like it that Lee is letting Amanda drive. I am sure it probably had something to do with the way the dropped off and picked up each other when the split off to introduce the other T Walls, but I like it that he is comfortable with her in the driver’s seat of his car. Another little thing that, added to the willingness to consign, yells that some change has really taken place between them. Amanda seems pretty comfortable with the arrangement as well.

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    • Ok, for kicks I just read the synopsis of The Man Who Would be King” and my brain just started doing somersaults. I am thinking there may be something to this idea of Lee giving up his delusions of grandeur in the world of international intrigue. Maybe the writers really did want to make a connection here with that. We kind of see that happening on a smaller scale with Francine and her Grace Kelly imaginations when she meets the King. I will be keeping this in mind as we walk.

      If anyone else wants to read a synopsis here is a link to the one on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073341/synopsis?ref_=tt_stry_pl

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  7. Hi everyone!
    I’m a little surprised to see only 7 comments.. hey maybe everyone else is busy too?? [not saying you have to comment btw – no pressure, smk is for fun!!]

    I remember it tends to go quieter on the blog over the Northern Summer..
    Sooo maybe it’s good thing that I keep the walk to a leisurely stroll..
    I might also make the posts a little smaller..

    LOL or wait..maybe I’m all wrong! Are we all so horrified by T.Wall that we are speechless?! whahahahaaaa!!!

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    • You know me…I’m just a little late to the party…I completely missed my chance to join the conga line!

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    • And I just realized that I’ve not seen anybody mention that the actor who played Ambassador Crowley recent passed away on May 8, 2016. That actor was in so many shows/movies!

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  8. I love Francine’s first meeting with King Eddie! I forget which cartoon show it was from, but I remember a cartoon character once complaining about all the crazy stuff his friends were doing, saying, “You are all lunatics, and he (pointing at the character leading the others in their crazy activities), he is your king!” That’s what I think of when Crowley points out King Eddie. 🙂

    You can tell that, while Crowley might not think much of King Eddie in general, he gets a kick out of introducing him to people who have never encountered him before. XD

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    • I can really relate to how Francine must be feeling here (other than feeling overdressed, which I never feel because I never dress like Francine) – Have I entered some kind of weird dream world? Or a nightmare?

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      • I have to admit that I’ve pulled a Crowley now and then (if I’m allowed to use that as a term), taking perverse pleasure in introducing someone to a person or situation that I knew they were going to find weird just for the pleasure of seeing the look on their face when they realize. Of course, I’m too nice to let them be swept up by a conga line against their will, but I do appreciate those dawning moments of realization before I step in to explain and help reality become a little more real. 😉

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  9. Is it just me or does T-Wall look like he could be Beaman’s father?

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  10. King Eddie with the conga line always makes me think of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass video for “Rise.” It’s not quite a conga line in the video, but the energy is there.

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