The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Poster

Catherine O'Hara: Sally, Shock

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  • Jack Skellington : [singing]  My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars...

    Jack Skellington , Sally : And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be.

  • Santa : Haven't you heard of peace on earth and goodwill toward men?

    Lock , Shock , Barrel : NO!

  • Sally : [singing]  What will become of my dear friend? / Where will his actions lead us then? / Oh, how I'd like to join the crowd / In their enthusiastic cloud. / Try as I may, it doesn't last. / And will we ever / End up together? / No, I think not. / It's never to become, / For I am not the one.

  • Jack Skellington : And one more thing...

    [stops Barrel from leaving] 

    Jack Skellington : leave that no-account Oogie-Boogie out of this!

    Barrel : Whatever you say, Jack.

    Shock : Of course, Jack.

    Lock : Wouldn't dream of it, Jack.

    [a view from behind reveals their fingers are crossed] 

  • Dr. Finkelstein : Sally! You came back.

    Sally : I had to.

    Dr. Finkelstein : For this.

    [holds Sally's detached arm; she causes it to wave at herself] 

    Sally : [smiles]  Yes.

    Dr. Finkelstein : Shall we, then?

  • Lock , Barrel , Shock : Jack! Jack! We caught him, we caught him.

    Jack Skellington : Perfect! Open it up. Quickly!

    [opens it up to reveal the Easter bunny] 

    Jack Skellington : That's not Sandy Claws!

    Lock , Barrel , Shock : It isn't?

    Lock : Who is it?

    [the Easter bunny hops up a set of steps and up to the Behemouth, sniffing him - he points at it] 

    Behemoth : Bunny!

    [it leaps back into the covered tub, terrified] 

    Jack Skellington : Not Sandy Claws... Take him back!

    Lock : We followed your instructions...

    Barrel : We went through the door...

    Jack Skellington : Which door? There's more than one! Sandy Claws is behind the door shaped like this.

    [shows them a Christmas cookie in shape of tree] 

    Shock : I told you!

    [Lock and Shock fight, Jack buries his face in his hand and after a moment stretches out his jaw and screams] 

    Jack Skellington : [to the Easter bunny]  I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, sir.

    [turns to Lock, Shock and Barrel] 

    Jack Skellington : Take him home first. And apologize again. Be careful with Sandy Claws when you fetch him. Treat him nicely.

    Barrel : Got it.

    Shock : We'll get it right...

    Lock , Barrel , Shock : Next time!

  • Santa : [from in the bag]  Me on vacation? On Christmas Eve?

    Barrel : Where are we taking him?

    Shock : Where?

    Lock : To Oogie Boogie, of course. There's no where in the whole world more comfortable than *that*. And Jack *said* to make him comfortable, didn't he?

    Barrel , Shock : Yes, he did.

  • Jack Skellington : The job I have for you is top secret. It requires skill, craft, cunning, mis...

    Shock : And we thought you didn't *like* us, Jack.

  • Sally : Lunch!

    Dr. Finkelstein : Mm, what's this?

    [sniffs] 

    Dr. Finkelstein : Wormswort! Mmm...

    [prepares to take a bite but then sniffs suspiciously] 

    Dr. Finkelstein : ...And frog's breath?

    Sally : [innocently]  What's wrong? I thought you *liked* frog's breath.

    Dr. Finkelstein : Nothing's more suspicious than frog's breath! Until *you* taste it, I won't swallow a spoonful!

    Sally : I'm not hungry.

    [shrugs and in doing so pretends to accidentally knock over the spoon he holds up] 

    Sally : Oops!

    Dr. Finkelstein : [as she shoves the spoon aside on the floor and, still bent over, removes a slotted spoon from her sock]  You want me to starve! An old man like me who hardly has strength as it is! Me! To whom you owe your very *life*!

    Sally : Oh, don't be silly!

    [Dips the sifting spoon in the soup and pretends to taste it] 

    Sally : Mmmm! See? Scrumptious.

  • [attempting to push Santa down the pipe] 

    Shock : I think he might be too big!

    [she tries again, he groans] 

    Lock : No, he's not! If he can go down a chimney... he can fit...

    [shoves] 

    Lock : down...

    [shoves again] 

    Lock : ...here!

    [Santa slides down the pipe] 

  • Sally : I had the most terrible vision.

    Jack Skellington : That's splendid!

    Sally : No - it was about your Christmas. There was smoke... and fire!

    Jack Skellington : That's not *my* Christmas! *My* Christmas is filled with laughter, and joy... and this: my Sandy Claws outfit. I want you to make it.

    Sally : Jack, please listen to me. It's going to be a disaster!

    Jack Skellington : How could it be? Just follow the pattern!

    [holds up design of outfit] 

    Jack Skellington : This part's red, the trim is white...

    Sally : It's a mistake, Jack!

    Jack Skellington : Now don't be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my Sandy Claws outfit?

    Mayor : Next!

    Jack Skellington : I have every confidence in you.

    Sally : But it seems wrong to me. Very wrong.

  • Sally : [examining Jack in his newly-finished Santa suit]  You don't look like yourself, Jack. Not at all.

    Jack Skellington : Isn't that wonderful? It couldn't be more wonderful!

    Sally : [holds up the clipboard sketch of him]  But you're the Pumpkin King!

    Jack Skellington : Not anymore!

    [breaks it over his knee] 

    Jack Skellington : I feel so much better now!

    Sally : [pulling a loose thread from his cuff]  Jack, I know you think something's missing, but...

    [accidentally catches his finger] 

    Jack Skellington : [lightly]  Ow.

    Sally : Sorry.

    Jack Skellington : You're right. Something is missing. But what? I've got the beard, the coat, the boots, the belt.

    Lock , Shock , Barrel : [come in]  Jack, Jack! This time we bagged him!

    Lock : This time we really did.

    Barrel : He sure is big, Jack!

    Shock : And heavy!

    Santa : [bursting out the bag]  Let me out!

    [the Halloween citizens gasp in awe] 

    Jack Skellington : Sandy Claws... in person. What a pleasure to meet you.

    [prepares to shake but then looks down when their HANDS touch] 

    Jack Skellington : Wh - ! Why, you have hands! You don't have claws at all!

    Santa : [dazed]  Where am I?

    Jack Skellington : Surprised, aren't you. I knew you would be. You don't need to have another worry about Christmas this year. Consider this a vacation, Sandy. A reward. It's your turn to take it easy.

    Santa : B-But there must be some mistake!

    Jack Skellington : See that he's comfortable... Just a second, fellas! Of course! That's what I'm missing!

    [takes Santa's hat] 

    Santa : B-But...

    Jack Skellington : Thanks.

    Santa : Hang on - you just can't -

    [has the bag thrown over him again] 

    Santa : Hold on! Where are we going now?

    [the henchmen leave with him] 

    Santa : Ho, ho, ho! No...

    [monotone] 

    Santa : Ho, ho, ho. Ho...

    Sally : This is worse than I thought. Much worse. I know!

    [leaves to get fog juice] 

  • Sally : [sings]  I sense there's something in the wind / That feels like tragedy's at hand. / And though I'd like to stand by him, / Can't shake this feeling that we have. / The worst is just around the bend. / And does he notice / My feelings for him? / And will he see / How much he means to me? / I think it's not to be.

  • Lock , Shock , Barrel : [singing]  Kidnap the Sandy Claws, / beat him with a stick, / lock him up for ninety years, / see what makes him tick.

  • Jack Skellington : Sally, I need your help more than anyone's.

    Sally : You certainly do, Jack: I had the most terrible vision.

    Jack Skellington : That's splendid!

    Sally : No, it was about your Christmas, there was smoke and fire!

    Jack Skellington : [chuckles]  That's not my Christmas, my Christmas is filled with laughter and joy, and this!

    Jack Skellington : [Jack shows Sally a sketching of himself in a replica of Santa's suit]  My Sandy Claws outfit; I want you to make it!

    Sally : Jack, please listen to me, it's going to be a disaster!

    Jack Skellington : How could it be? Just follow the pattern. This part's red, the trim is white.

    Sally : It's a mistake, Jack.

    Jack Skellington : Now don't be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my Sandy Claws outfit?

  • Dr. Finkelstein : That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off.

    Sally : Three times!

  • Shock : [singing]  I wish my cohorts weren't so dumb.

    Barrel : *I'm* not the dumb one.

    Lock : You're no fun!

    Shock : Shut up!

    Lock : Make me!

  • Lock : [singing]  I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door, and then, knock three times, and when he answers, Sandy Claws will be no more!

    Shock : [singing]  You're so stupid! Think now! If we blow him up to smithereens, we may lose some pieces!

    Lock , Shock : [singing]  And then Jack will beat us black and green!

  • Sally : Good-bye Jack... My dearest Jack... Oh, how I hope my premonition is wrong.

    Sally : [the musicians start playing, Sally starts singing]  I sense there's something in the wind / That feels like tragedy's at hand / And though I'd like to stand by him / Can't shake this feeling that I have / The worst is just around the bend / And does he notice / My feelings for him? / And will he see / How much he means to me? / I think it's not to be. / What will become of my dear friend? / Where will his actions lead us then? /

    Sally : [Sally walks through the iron gate, song continues]  Although I'd like to join the crowd / In their enthusiastic cloud / Try as I may, it doesn't last.

    Sally : [pets a black cat, song continues]  And will we ever / End up together? / No, I think not / It's never to become / For I am not the one.

    [song ends] 

  • Lock , Shock , Barrel : Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws?

    Lock : I wanna do it.

    Barrel : Let's draw straws!

    Shock : Jack said we should work together.

    Barrel : Three of a kind.

    Lock : Birds of a feather.

    Lock , Shock , Barrel : Now and forever!

  • Jack Skellington : Sally! I need your help most of all.

    Sally : You certainly do, Jack. I've had the most horrible vision!

    Jack Skellington : That's splendid!

  • Mayor : The King of Halloween has been blown to smithereens! Skeleton Jack is now a pile of dust!

    Lock , Shock , Barrel : Pile of dust! Pile of dust! Skeleton Jack is a pile of dust!

  • Lock : [of Jack]  There he is!

    Barrel : Alive!

    Shock : Just like we said!

    Mayor : [throws Jack a ladder]  Grab ahold, my boy!

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