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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote



Posted October 15, 2016 by

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote – 1959


Reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the fashion of George Costanza and Jerry Seinfeld:

SEINFELD: Episode no. 91 “The Couch” (Original air date 27 Oct 1994)

Directed by Andy Ackerman. Written by Larry David.

Transcribed by Brian Dickson on Nov. 27, 2002.

Opening scene – Jerry and George in a furniture store. Jerry is shopping for a new couch.

JERRY: So, she got you to join a book club?
GEORGE: I got a feeling I’m gonna be much smarter than you pretty soon.
JERRY: Well, I think that statement alone reflects your burgeoning intelligence. Hey, what about this one?
GEORGE: Nah, I don’t like that one.
JERRY: So, what’s your first book?
GEORGE: Breakfast At Tiffany’s. 90 pages.
JERRY: It’s kinda old, isn’t it?
GEORGE: They wanted to read a Truman Capote book.
JERRY (standing): Oh, sure…Truman Capote.
GEORGE: He’s a great writer.
JERRY: Oh, yeah.
GEORGE: Did you ever read anything by him?
JERRY: No. You?
JERRY (sees a white couch by the wall): Oh, what about this one? Look at this, this is it! This is what I’m looking for. Oh, yeah!

New scene – Jerry and George in a booth at the coffee shop.

JERRY: Well, you should have seen it. It was quite a scene over there.
GEORGE: I’m sorry I missed it.
JERRY: Oh, you really missed something. And I have to say…it was pretty much all my fault. So, how’s the book coming? I say, how’s the book comin’?
GEORGE: Oh…pretty good.
JERRY: So, what’s it about?
GEORGE: Well, it’s about Holly Go-Lightly.
JERRY: Holly Go-Lightly.
GEORGE: Yeah, she’s quite a character.
JERRY: Yes, you haven’t read a page, have you?
JERRY: Big surprise.
GEORGE: I couldn’t. You know, if it’s not about sports, I find it very hard to concentrate.
JERRY: You’re not very bright, are you?
GEORGE: No, I’m not. I would like to be, but I’m not. What am I gonna do? The book club meets in a few days.
JERRY: Why don’t you rent the movie?
GEORGE: ‘Why don’t I rent the movie.’ See, this is when I like you. Alright, now I’m relieved.

New scene – George sitting in with the book club around a back booth at Monk’s.

MARIE (describing Holly Go-Lightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s): She didn’t want the constraints of any relationship, that’s why she got rid of the cat. The most important thing in Holly’s life was her independence.
GEORGE: Well, not really. After all, she did get together with George Peppard. I mean, Fred.
MARIE: George…Fred’s gay.

End of episode.


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