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NURSE RATCHED. Mr. Scanlon, as I recall, you refused to eat for three days until we allowed you to tum on the set at six instead of six-thirty. SCANLON. A man needs to see the news, don't he? God, they coulda bombed us clear to hell and it'd be a week before we knew. McMURPHY. You sayin' there's anything therapeutic about the news? SCANLON. Well ... maybe they won't bomb us this week. McMURPHY. Attaboy! Let's take a vote. All those in favor raise your hands! (CHESWICK'S hand comes up. And SCANLON'S.

Oh, Nursie - wouldja mind bringin' me a red-hot and a can a beer? CHESWICK. HOME RUN!!! (The MEN burst into cheers oftriumph. ) CURTAIN ENDOFACTI 52 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST ACTrr SCENE: The Day Room is empty butfor RUCKLY, who stands atop the panel, arms extended with fingers touching, hoopfashion. The shrilling of a referee's whistle, and McMURPHY comes charging out, followed by HARDING, CHESWICK, SCANLON and MARTINI. They wear underwear in simulation ofgym shorts, and are dribbling and passing a basketball.

Hey, y'know something? You're gettin' bigger. Look at that foot. The size of a flatcar! You keep growin' that way and pretty soon they'll have ta spring ya. And there'll be Big Chief Bromden, cuttin' down the boulevard, men, women and kids rockin' back on their heels to peer up at 'im! "Well, well, well, what giant's this here, takin' ten feet at a step and duckin' for telephone wires? " (His laugh rolls free, and the CHIEF joins him, this time more easily. ) NURSE RATCHED. ) What's so amusing?

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