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The Miracle Worker

by Pamie November 11, 2000
The Miracle Worker

Pamie: How many accents are in this film?

Stee: Seventeen.

Pamie: What is that guy, German?

Annie shows off her stubborn independence and tries to refuse. She doesn't want to be a governess or nursemaid. The doctor tells her Helen is given to tantrums and that he's told the Kellers Annie's quite qualified. He gives her money for the train. He hands her a gift. It's a ring. It cues the first Irish song of many. It will try your spirit.

Cut to montage of Annie on a train with swelling Irish flute.

Pamie: "I want to be bahk in Irrreland." Man, what's with the Zamfir?

Stee: We were once stoned and saw an ad for Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute, and we ordered the entire four-CD set.

Pamie: You didn't! Awesome.

Mrs. Keller and James go off to meet Annie's train.

PG has the crazy-arms going again as she stalks past Captain on the porch. She's brushing her fingers against her cheek. Captain recognizes that the sign mean Helen is calling her mother, but anyone who knows ASL knows that PG is actually signing "whore." He's talking to her, telling her that her mother isn't there but he is. He keeps chatting along to her like she's a houseplant and then shoves a piece of candy into her mouth. PG continues to touch her hand to her face.

Stee: David Strathairn just looks embarrassed to be in this movie.

Pamie: I was in this movie, but I didn't tell you.

Stee: Stop giving her candy, Captain. Soon she's gonna have no eyes, ears, or teeth.

Pamie: I don't think she's even blind or deaf, she's just hopped up on candy all the time.

Pamie: That's the exact walk I used to do when I was little and I'd pretend to be Helen Keller. Did you do that? I think all us girls did that.

Stee: I still do that.

Pamie: Because you never know when you're going to suddenly come down with scarlet fever.

Stee: Can we watch Friends?

Pamie: Man, you think they'd make the porch more Helen-proof.

Stee: It's more fun that way. With the danger.

PG wobbles up the stairs and continues putting her hand on her face as she bumps into the head housemaid. The housemaid says that the Captain wouldn't like this if he saw it, but she shoves a piece of candy into PG's mouth anyway.

James and Mrs. Keller meet Annie at the train.

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The Miracle Worker

by Pamie November 11, 2000
The Miracle Worker Annie shows off her stubborn independence and tries to refuse. She doesn't want to be a governess or nursemaid. The doctor tells her Helen is given to tantrums and that he's told the Kellers Annie's quite qualified. He gives her money for the train. He hands her a gift. It's a ring. It cues the first Irish song of many. It will try your spirit. Cut to montage of Annie on a train with swelling Irish flute. Pamie: "I want to be bahk in Irrreland." Man, what's with the Zamfir? Stee: We were once stoned and saw an ad for Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute, and we ordered the entire four-CD set. Pamie: You didn't! Awesome. Mrs. Keller and James go off to meet Annie's train. PG has the crazy-arms going again as she stalks past Captain on the porch. She's brushing her fingers against her cheek. Captain recognizes that the sign mean Helen is calling her mother, but anyone who knows ASL knows that PG is actually signing "whore." He's talking to her, telling her that her mother isn't there but he is. He keeps chatting along to her like she's a houseplant and then shoves a piece of candy into her mouth. PG continues to touch her hand to her face. Stee: David Strathairn just looks embarrassed to be in this movie. Pamie: I was in this movie, but I didn't tell you. Stee: Stop giving her candy, Captain. Soon she's gonna have no eyes, ears, or teeth. Pamie: I don't think she's even blind or deaf, she's just hopped up on candy all the time. Pamie: That's the exact walk I used to do when I was little and I'd pretend to be Helen Keller. Did you do that? I think all us girls did that. Stee: I still do that. Pamie: Because you never know when you're going to suddenly come down with scarlet fever. Stee: Can we watch Friends? Pamie: Man, you think they'd make the porch more Helen-proof. Stee: It's more fun that way. With the danger. PG wobbles up the stairs and continues putting her hand on her face as she bumps into the head housemaid. The housemaid says that the Captain wouldn't like this if he saw it, but she shoves a piece of candy into PG's mouth anyway. James and Mrs. Keller meet Annie at the train. Pamie: Oh my god, look at the giant hands! Stee: Jesus! Oh, they're gloves. Pamie: Oh. Can we pretend Bud has giant ham hands instead? As Mrs. Keller tells Annie that Helen stayed behind with her father because they enjoy spending time together, James laughs and tells Annie that quite often his parents make up little stories like that "to amuse each other." Every time Mrs. Keller tries to paint a peaceful home, James laughs and calls bullshit on her. James has an incredibly hairy neck. James asks Annie if she can teach Helen to sit still. She says she's going to try and teach Helen language first. Mrs. Keller asks how Helen could possibly understand language, kicking off an incredibly long monologue about the importance of language, complete with both the Raised Fist of Emotion and the Darting Eyes of Passion. Awkward voice-overs and poorly edited establishing shots lead us back to the Keller Manor.

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