Catchup script
Saturday, February 25, 2006
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(PIANO GLISS, AND...)

Garrison Keillor: You? go out for dinner at a very expensive restaurant, where the appetizers start at $8 and the entrees start at $31 and the entrees come (OHS) and yours is six half-ounce medallions of pork on a white plate two-and-a-half feet in diameter with swirls of green foam on it and a spoonful of caramelized rice and the waiter says:

Tom Keith: Fresh pepper anyone?

Sue Scott: Yes, of course. (GRINDER) Fresh pepper. These braised scallops in an effusion of parsnips look delicious.

TK: Fresh pepper, sir?

Tim Russell: Oh, yes, of course. These frog legs stuffed with snails — they're exquisite. (GRINDER)

TK: And how about you, sir? Fresh pepper?

GK: Actually, I'd like a bottle of ketchup.

TK: Ketchup??? (MUTTERING IN FRENCH)

GK: Don?t be a slave to fashion. Here's your chance to stand apart from the crowd. Look up and smile and say...Give me some red!

TK: Very well, monsieur. (KETCHUP SPLURTS)

GK: Yes, nothing says rugged individualism and uncompromising integrity like asking for ketchup.

TR (RICH GUY): You know, son, my law firm has been looking for a new general partner...I think we've found one.

SS (TO HERSELF, DREAMILY): And I?'ve been looking for a life partner...

GK: Show 'em what you?re made of. Just say...

TR: Fill it up...with ketchup!

Rich Dworsky: Springtime is coming, folks are feeling sharp
Weddings are coming, get the fiddle and harp
Life is flowing like ketchup on your carp.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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