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Newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for ... See full summary »
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This production was taped at Seattle's Moore Theatre the week of December 1st, 1981. Hans Conried died a month after the production was completed.
You know what you are, Paul? You're a watcher. There are watchers in this world and there are doers. And the watchers sit around watching the doers, do. Well, tonight you watched, and I did.
Paul Bratter: Well, it was alot harder watching what you did than it was...
When Paul emerges from the bedroom during the argument with Corie (anticipating her calling him a "stuffed shirt"), Paul is seen unbuttoning his collar. After the view shifts to Corie, and back to Paul, his collar is open as expected. But, as they continue to argue, and Paul starts to return to the bedroom (collar still open), the camera cuts to Corie. She calls him "proper and dignified." When the camera cuts back to Paul for his reaction, he turns around to face Corie and the collar is buttoned again.
A continuity problem with a live stage performance is peculiar, to say the least. Apparently, more than one performance was taped, and edited together for the HBO broadcast.
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