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1,112 - Doing Impressions

June 15th, 2015

Episode 252 of 489 episodes

Being able to talk and act just like someone else isn’t always a funny thing. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:20 Explanations: 3:34 Fast dialog: 16:46 Edison: [in a high-pitched woman’s voice] “I’m paying you less and working you harder. What are you complaining about?” Kay: Ha, ha. You sound just like Justine! You really have a gift for doing impressions, but maybe we should shut the door. Edison: Oh I’m not worried about Justine hearing me. She’s my boss, but she’s not the boss of me. Kay: What would she say if she saw you imitating the way she walks and the gestures she makes? Edison: We all know what they say: Imitation is the best form of flattery. Right? Kay: I’m not sure Justine would see it that way. It sounds more like mockery to me. I think it’s all in the tone. Edison: It’s a simple parody of how she normally addresses the staff. It’s all done in good fun. It’s not mean-spirited. Kay: Of course not, but she might take it the wrong way. Edison: Then she would need to learn to laugh at herself. It’s healthy for the ego. Kay: “Whatever you say, boss. You’re always right, boss.” Edison: Who was that supposed to be? Kay: Remember what you said about imitation being be the best form of flattery... Edison: That was supposed to be me? Me?! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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