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Episode 37 – “Patriotic Pasta”
(The scene: 1776, a colonial tavern. Sam Adams and Benedict Arnold are dining together)
BENEDICT ARNOLD: (to the waitress) I’ll have a plate of spaghetti, with a broiled chicken breast on top. (The waitress takes the order and leaves.)
SAM ADAMS: As I was saying, we must round up those who are still loyal to the British throne.
ARNOLD.: But those ruffians! They are so crude – I might get hurt.
ADAMS: Ben, don’t be a coward! Help us capture the opposition!
ARNOLD.: But such unpleasantness! Why don’t you get Nathan Hale instead. I hear that he has like seven lives to give to his country! (The waitress arrives with Arnold’s order, placing the dish on the table in front of him)
ADAMS: (disgusted) You chicken! Catch a Tory!
ARNOLD: Hey! That’s a great name for this dish! Chicken Catch-a-Tory!
(Tune in next week for episode 38, where the Dinnertime Dramatists present part one of “The Egg Salad Story”)