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12-13-2008, 07:15 AM
I am putting together a blog post about croup and I want to include Emma's quote in Terms of Endearment. Something she says to Flap when he asks how long they're going to be in the steamy bathroom. Does anybody remember how many pounds she said she'd lose or something? "Until her throat clears up or I lose ? pounds"?? (I think it's 20 but I want to be sure.)

I have the movie but I can't find it. If you know the quote, please share. I can't find that exact quote on the Web. Also, it'd be great if there's a link to a photo from that scene. :) I could not find that, either!

12-13-2008, 07:00 PM
I found the screenplay, or rather a transcript of the movie (http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/t/terms-of-endearment-sccript-transcript.html)--and there's a blank for the number of pounds and the number of minutes. Whoever was transcribing couldn't understand what was being said.

If you've got the movie, look near but just after the midway point. Subtitles on, of course.

Maryn, sorry not to have a definitive answer

12-13-2008, 07:21 PM
Thanks, Maryn. I found that transcript, too. I wish I could find my copy of the movie. Darn. I use closed-captioning with movies and I know it would help me to get that elusive number.

I guess they didn't have subtitles when whoever did that transcript put it up on the Web.

I just went ahead and put 20 as the number on my blog and noted it might not be correct.

12-13-2008, 09:59 PM
This site (http://palmstopines.blogspot.com/) says it's 20 pounds.

Hope that helps.

12-13-2008, 10:30 PM
Yep. That's my blog post where I just went with a guess. :Hug2:

12-14-2008, 12:26 AM
Yep. That's my blog post where I just went with a guess. :Hug2:
I know.

But I googled the partial quote and guess what? You were number one!

12-14-2008, 06:45 PM
WOO-HOO!!! :snoopy: That's so awesome. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face. :)

01-01-2009, 09:36 PM
FINALLY found the movie yesterday. And she does say "20 pounds." I guessed right! Woot!