Monday, December 19, 2022

TV Quote of the Day (‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents,’ on Unusual Entertainment at an Office Christmas Party)

Self - Host: [Hitchcock is putting up a display of glasses and bottles of alcohol on an office desk] “Good evening, fellow revellers. Tonight, we are indulging in an old city tradition. It is the event that turned a mild-mannered white-collar worker into a four-armed beast of prey…”

[shows off the display]

Self - Host: “…the office party. However, we had this room designed especially for the party…”

[looks back briefly]

Self - Host: “…by the girls in the office. It has no corners. I am in charge of the entertainment, which all should enjoy. After most of the hors d'oeuvres have been eaten, we're going to throw a company director to the lions. I realize it isn't much, but the lions are a great deal cheaper than the string quartet we had last year. They don't drink as much, either. And now, for the party.” [pours himself a drink]— Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Season 3, Episode 15, “Together,” original air date Jan. 12, 1958, teleplay by Robert C. Dennis, based on the story by Alec Coppel, directed by Robert Altman

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