Harvey and Me

(Script to my next video monologue)

 

Establishing shot: Exterior of Charlieís Bar Ė night

 

Interior shot of the bar

 

Elwood Dowd seating himself at the bar

 

 

ELWOOD:

††††††††††† Good evening, Mr. Checkers.

††††††††††† No, just one martini tonight

††††††††††† Though I am hoping Harvey might join us later

††††††††††† To tell you the truth, he concerns me lately.

††††††††††† Wandering off like he does

††††††††††† I was wondering if I could give you my card?

††††††††††† So you can call me if you happen to see him.

††††††††††† Call me at this number

††††††††††† Donít call me at that one

††††††††††† Thatís my old number

††††††††††† I was almost certain I would find Harvey here.

††††††††††† Since heís nearly as found of this place as I am.

††††††††††† This might come as a surprise to you

††††††††††† But I feel more than a little lonely without him.

††††††††††† Say, would you like to come to dinner at my house?

††††††††††† Of course, youíre busy tonight.

††††††††††† Perhaps some other night then?

††††††††††† My sister wouldnít mind at all.

††††††††††† I bring people over all the time.

††††††††††† She much prefers them to Harvey.

††††††††††† I donít know why she disliked Harvey so much.

††††††††††† I know he likes her.

††††††††††† Perhaps he feels hurt

††††††††††† And why heís taken to wandering lately,

††††††††††† Frankly, I donít think he likes the idea of our moving to that sanitarium.

††††††††††† Oh, Iím sure itís a fine place

††††††††††† Clean sheets every day and regular baths.

††††††††††† But Harvey likes the old place just fine

††††††††††† Yet after living with me for so long, Harvey must know my sister means no harm in asking me to move there.

††††††††††† She just worries about me and think I need looking after now that mother has passed on.

††††††††††† Did I invite you to dinner?

††††††††††† Did I?

††††††††††† Come anytime.

††††††††††† Still, if my sister insists that I move, I donít know how I can say no.

††††††††††† I would hate to disappoint her.

††††††††††† After all, she and her daughter are all the family I have left.

††††††††††† I keep telling Harvey we can always sneak out of that place from time to time and come here.

††††††††††† I canít imagine my sister minding that as long as she doesnít have to see Harvey.

††††††††††† Did I tell you how concerned I am about Harveyís wandering off?

††††††††††† Heís met so many good people in places like this, Iím a little afraid he might like one of them better than he likes me.

††††††††††† I could happen.

††††††††††† I feel terribly lonely just thinking about it.

††††††††††† Did I give you one of my cards in case you see him?

††††††††††† If you would be so kind as to call me if he happens to show up?

††††††††††† Well, speak of the devil!

††††††††††† Harvey, where have you been?

††††††††††† I wanted to tell you how much knowing you has meant to me before you wandered off for good.

††††††††††† Come have a drink.

††††††††††† We have so much to talk about.

 

(fade)

 

 


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