Lazlo: In all my years in the film industry, no one has behaved as that man is behaving.
Ricardo: It is past time someone behaved. I am the one.
Lazlo: Who do you think you are?
Ricardo: I did not know till now. I came upon myself by surprise. As long as there is one man like me in a town of ten thousand, the world will go on. Without me... chaos.
Ricardo: And we shall sit, eating and talking. Not photographs, not backdrops, not paintings, not stage furniture, any of us. But in our own way, actors, all of us. Very fine actors indeed.
This episode is based on the short story "Sun and Shadow" by Ray Bradbury. It was first published in The Reporter (March 17, 1953).