May 1, 2020
Moment By Moment (1978) (part 5 of 9)
Back at Trish’s house, she’s doing your standard rich person-style sprucing up. Suddenly, Strip walks up from the beach carrying a bottle of wine in one hand, and Scamp in the other [?]. He comes into Trish’s house, doing a really exaggerated “drunk” act where he calls her “Miss Mercedes” and offers her “some of this wine!”
Trish says she doesn’t like him coming there drunk, but he tries to pretend like he isn’t drunk. She tells him he left his address book there, and he suddenly claims that’s why he came back. Yep, he did the “leave behind” again. And you thought I was kidding about that? He then turns to her, and actually says, “May I use your ocean? To… sober me up?” This line has gotta be improvised. Either that, or Travolta really was drunk. For his sake, I hope it was one of those two.
Trish says she doesn’t care what he does, as long as he doesn’t show up drunk anymore. She angrily takes the pooch away from him and storms off, so “Strip gets sad” music is heard on the soundtrack. He takes a swig from the bottle and stumbles out.
Later that night, Trish is in her robe, watching an old romantic black and white movie on TV and thumbing through another fun-filled issue of Architectural Digest. There’s a knock at the door, and both Trish and Scamp run to the glass door. Naturally, it’s Strip. What a shock, huh? He’s asking for his address book, which he left behind again [!!]. Christ, just staple the damn thing to your forehead or something!
Trish almost sends him away again, but he promises he’s not drinking anymore and he just wants the address book. She retrieves it and hands it to him, but he drops it on the ground. Strip then picks the address book up and stares at it, extremely confused, apparently in an attempt to fulfill Jane Wagner’s direction of “look pathetic”.