"Fame and Fortune"
Frannie Fortune - Bonnie Bramlett
Written by Robert Caplain
Directed by Michael Switzer
Scene: School Radio Station
Nicole changes the record as the song ends.
Ian is in the flipping through records in the background.
Nicole (on radio):
She's the best isn't she?
No one sings like Frannie!
And now a special treat to all
my School of the Arts listeners
and within the eight block
Dedicated to the Blue lady herself
- here's "This Time"
Wherever you are Frannie Fortune
- we love you!
Ian rolls his chair over to her.
Speak for yourself!
Ian you have no taste.
Just once can't you play something
from this decade?
Scene: Outside School Entrance
Ian, Danny & Jesse are standing on
Principal Dyrenforth comes down the street.
Girl watching eh?
Mr. Dyrenforth pauses.
Do you mind if I join you?
They all turn to look at him.
Now all four watch as a beautiful girl
comes up the stairs and enters the school.
Well, Just because I'm a mature
adult doesn't mean I'm incapable
of enjoying feminine beauty.
So many women, so little time.
This from a man who hasn't had
a date in three weeks!
Do you know there are men who
haven't had a date in months?
Yeah, prisoners for one...
a few Principals...
Mr. Dyrenforth, you're not telling us
you haven't had a date in months?
I'm afraid so Amatullo.
I spend my evenings heating frozen dinners
and watching tv until I fall asleep.
Middle age I guess.
Mr. Dyrenforth, there is no reason
you can't be hitting the town with a nice lady.
If only I knew how to meet one my age.
You gentleman don't realize how lucky
you are in school all day surrounded
by potential relationships
You know I never thought about it
that way before.
Kinda makes you want to go to class doesn't it?
They ponder this for a millisecond...
Scene: School Radio Station
It's Nicole's turn to DJ.
Ian is standing in the doorway very upset.
What the matter?
You know I always play Frannie
on my show.
Ian: <at the end of his wits>
One out of three - maybe!
An occasional back to back!
But a two hour retrospective!?!
He grabs his jacket and runs out the door.
I'm taking the night off!
You can't go!
Just watch me Duckie!
Nicole returns to the radio to continue her on-air tribute
to Frannie Fortune.
"How Deep Does Your Love Go" -
Made Frannie Fortune a household name in Japan...
There is a light rain.
Ian, Jesse, Danny & friends run across
the street to the shelter of an overhang.
They shake themselves off from the rain.
Hey - it not like we're shooting for a
Debra Winger or a Jill Clayburgh.
Or Julie Christie.
Let me tell you something even my
mother wasn't interested in going
on a date with Mr. Dyrenforth.
My neighbor said a man that age
ought have a wife.
They told me there were 10 women
for every available man in New York.
Yeah well then thanks to Mr. Dyrenforth
there's some lucky dog running around
We're back to square one so now what?
Lydia Grant coming down the street
Ian: <spotting >
Hey maybe not....
They turn to look ..
Maybe all we need a is a little bit
of expert advice....
Yeah! A woman's point of view!
Little research never hurt!
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