American Playhouse

American Playhouse is an anthology television series periodically broadcast by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.


[last lines]

[Harry is proposing to Helene, and they quote - or paraphrase - "The Importance of Being Earnest."]

Harry Nash:
I've never loved anyone in the world but you.

Helene Shaw:
I hope that after we marry, you'll always look at me just like this...

[They kiss passionately. Then Helene realizes that they have drawn a crowd:
George, Doris, and their other friends. She laughs in embarrassment]

Helene Shaw:
...especially in front of other people!

[the others gather around, clapping and laughing]

Helene Shaw:
How are you all?

George Johnson:
Obviously, not as happy as you two are.

Helene Shaw:
Well, George, you know, this week I've been pursued by Marc Antony, and romanced by Henry Higgins, loved by Henry the Fifth, and I was just proposed to by Ernest Worthing.

[the others laugh and clap again, with exclamations of "awww!" and the like]

Helene Shaw:
Now, don't you think I'm just about the luckiest girl in town?

George Johnson:
Listen, not only do I think so, but most of the women in town think so too, may I say, hmm?

[Two young ladies pass by, glaring jealously at Helene]

Helene Shaw:
Well, they had their chance!

Probably most of them couldn't stand the excitement.

George Johnson:
See, I don't think, I don't know if you've heard or not, but I've been asked to direct the next play.

Helene Shaw:
George, that's wonderful!

George Johnson:
Thank you. I, uh, I was just wondering if you two might be available for the cast?

[Harry whispers into her ear]

Helene Shaw:
[grinning with delight] Who are we this time?

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