I'm Dickens--He's Fenster

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Kate: Things are sure going to be different around here from now on. Harry: In what way? Kate: Well, Arch won't be bringing a different girl over every night. He's getting married. The parade of beauties in this house is over. Harry: (disappointed) Yeah. Kate: That's not a very romantic reaction. Harry: It's a patriotic reaction. I love a parade.

  • Harry: (to Kate, as Arch approaches the front door) There's Arch! Now, we'll see. Here's a guy with a sense of humor! Arch: Hi... Harry: (pulling Harry through the door, forcing him into a chair) I wanna tell you a funny story... Kate: (sarcastically) He thinks it's a funny story? I think it's a bomb! Harry: It's hilarious! Kate: It's a BOMB! Harry: Arch, you decide who's right! Listen to this and tell us what you think. Arch: (trying to leave) I think I'm going home! Harry: (pushes Arch back into his chair) Sit down! Arch: Harry, look, I don't wanna be in the middle of this thing! Harry: You're gonna stay here and listen to this joke! Kate: What joke? It's a bomb! Harry: (angrily, to Kate) It's FUNNY! I'm laughing just thinking about it!! (to Arch, very rapidly) Now..."A man walks into a psychiatrist's office. He says, 'Can a man be in love with an elephant?'. The doctor says, 'No'. The man says, 'Well, do you know where I can get rid of an engagement ring THIS big?'". Well? [Arch stares at Harry]

Allusions (1)

  • Title: "How Not to Succeed in Business" The title is reference to the Broadway musical and 1967 film, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.