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Sunday, January 31, 2010

FIDDLE-DEE-DEE - An encore presentation

And the winners are:
SCARLETT - Vivien Leigh (50%)
MAMMY - Tie between Hattie McDaniel and Queen Latifah (50%)
JULIE - Jennifer Aniston (60%)
ASHLEY - Leslie Howard (50%)
RHETT - Clark Gable (66%)

Thank you for voting!


FADE IN:

INT. MANSION. POST-CIVIL WAR ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DAY

SCARLETT escorts her new SUITOR to the front door of her mansion.

SUITOR
Don't leave me on tender hooks, Scarlett.

SCARLETT
Fiddle-dee-dee! I'll give you my answer tomorrow.

As MAMMY appears,

SCARLETT
Good day, Mr. Finnegan.

Upon his departure,

MAMMY
Miss Marsden is waiting in the drawing room.

SCARLETT
Bring in tea and biscuits, Mammy.


INT. DRAWING ROOM - SAME

JULIE MARSDEN is admiring Ashley Wilkes' photo. When Scarlett appears, she sets it back in its rightful place.

SCARLETT
(extending her hand)
It's so very nice to meet you, Miss Marsden.

MISS MARSDEN
Please -- call me Julie.

SCARLETT
Are you planning on building a home here
in Atlanta, Julie? I'm not ashamed to say
I have the finest Georgia pine.

Mammy enters and sets the tray of tea and biscuits down.

JULIE
Frankly, I've come for your advice.

SCARLETT
Advice?

JULIE
What's your secret?

SCARLETT
(perplexed)
Secret?

JULIE
You've been married three times.
(sarcastically)
Seems I'll be an old maid.

SCARLETT
Fiddle-dee-dee, Julie.

JULIE
Fiddle-dee-dee? That's the secret?

Before Scarlett replies, ASHLEY stumbles in.

ASHLEY
There you are, Scarlett. I rushed over to tell you...

He stops abruptly at the sight of Julie.

ASHLEY
Hello.

JULIE
(sensually)
Fiddle-dee-dee.

As she pours herself a cup of tea,

ASHLEY
Let me help you.

Scarlett watches on, aghast.

SCARLETT
(in rapid exchange)
Fiddle-dee-dee.

On cue, Ashley stops pouring to tend to Scarlett.

JULIE
(competitively)
Fiddle-dee-dee, Ashley.

RHETT BUTLER barges in past Mammy.

RHETT
Scarlett, it's just no good. I can't go on without you.

SCARLETT
Rhett!

As Ashley pats Julie's hand,

SCARLETT
Ashley!

RHETT
Once and for all, Scarlett, make up your mind!

SCARLETT
And spoil the fun?

RHETT
(frustrated, turns to Mammy)
Fiddle-dee-dee, Mammy!

MAMMY
(blushing)
Lordy, Mr. Rhett. You is bad!

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

How many references to the film, Gone with the Wind, can you find?

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, Fiddle-dee-dee! You have certainly caught the sense of the film, and playfully. I haven`t seen it in years, but I`ll guess eight references. Your scene stands on its own very well.
Until the next scene,
David

Mama Zen said...

You know I love this one!

Ron said...

BRAVA Petra!!!!

This was WONDERFUL!!!

And I almost died when I heard the "Gone With The Wind" theme!!!

Of course, this is one of my favorite movies of all time. No matter how many times I see it, it's like seeing it for the first time.

I want to know that I voted for all the original cast members because for me, I can't see anyone playing these roles other than the people who originally played them - the cast was perfecto!

And I agree with your first readers comment...

..."Your scene stands on it's own VERY well!

Applause...applause...applause!

Thanks for sharing, Petra!

So enjoyed it!

jay said...

Can't tell you how many references, because it's been years and years since I saw Gone with the Wind - and my memory is *ahem* pretty poor right now anyway. I struggled to remember poor Rhett's name before I read that far. ROFL!

LarryG said...

Fiddle-dee-dee! Petra!
I love what you do!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious Petra! I'll have to experiment with fiddle-dee-dee on my beau! Love GWTW!

References? At least 5 I think.

1)Fiddle-dee-dee 2)Scarlett's always waiting for tomorrow. 3)Rhett - why doesn't Ashley make up his mind? 4) Best Georgia pine. 5)Classic: Mammy-Lordy, Mr. Rhett. You is bad!

Much fun! K.

Tipper said...

As a woman of the south-I loved this one-fiddle-dee-dee : )

i beati said...

essence of the film in every speech love this sandy