Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
(Opening narration) Alfred Hitchcock: (Getting ready to paint a picture) What an extraordinary thumb. It completely obscures the subject i'm painting. I used to paint along the roadside, but I had to quit. Motorists insisted on giving me rides. Hold that pose. Remain perfectly still for the next half hour. Care to see my handiwork? I have several canvases ready. (He shows his paintings which read: "POST NO BILLS", "KILROY WAS HERE".) Or, if you like something more erotic. (Shows another which reads: "PAS DE STATIONNEMENT".) It's French, and of course. (He shows yet another which reads: "PLEASE STAND BY".)
(Closing narration) Alfred Hitchcock: And so Mark Halliday finally found the bluebird of happiness. It had been there all the time. In any theatrical presentation, the next-to-closing spot is deemed the most advantageous. That explains the placement of this number in tonight's variety show. (Fades to commercial than back to Alfred Hitchcock.) Bravo, Bravo. That was a real showstopper, in every sense of the word. Now I see there is just time enough for me to wish you pleasant dreams. And a happy analysis. Good night.