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WEDDING KNIGHT OF THE GARTER

MORT The hall was almost empty at that point. Those present were mostly drunk, including the ring bearer, who caught your bouquet, by the way. I was just trying to hurry things along. And I thought the sight of me removing your garter would convince the groom that it was time to wrap it up. LOU Why did you take so long? MORT I’m not very good with my hands. Plus you don’t want to hurry such things. Especially when…

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OVER YOUR DEAD BODIES

HANK I’ve been a Mortimer. In Arsenic and Old Lace, the romantic lead is a Mortimer. Cary Grant played him in the film version. It’s about these two little old ladies that are poisoning homeless guys and stuffing their bodies temporarily in their window seat. Mortimer, their nephew, is horrified to discover this. So we are rehearsing this play and these two old babes just aren’t into it. So I thought if we added some realistic details it might help.…

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DEATH BY A HUNDRED CATS

MORT See, I was mortally afraid of cats long before Lou scratched my eyes out ! Have been since a child. My parents’ cat almost smothered me in my crib! So I was having this nightmare where all these cats were stalking me. Surrounding me and coming closer and closer. Then they all leapt at me. Their eyes. I’ll never forget their eyes. I should have woken up screaming, but in this case, the cats had all been de-clawed, so…

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