John F. Black, Esq. Quotes in The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
John F. Black, Esq. Quotes:
John F. Black, Esq.: [repeated line upon waking up from his "death"] What place is THIS?
John F. Black, Esq.: [as he's dying again] "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more..."
Waldo Trumbull: I'll believe that when I see it.
John F. Black, Esq.: [fighting to get out of the coffin into which Trumbull and Gillie have put him and which they are fighting to keep closed] Let me out of here!
Waldo Trumbull: We most certainly will NOT let you out of here, sir!
John F. Black, Esq.: Confound you, sir!
Waldo Trumbull: Confound you too, sir! Will you KINDLY have the goodness to die?
John F. Black, Esq.: NEVER!
John F. Black, Esq.: [who has just awakened from a cataleptic trance in the mortuary basement] Mr. Trumbull... this man... what am I doing here?
Waldo Trumbull: [who has recovered from his shock] Well, you're here because you're dead, Mr. Black.
John F. Black, Esq.: The hell I am!
Waldo Trumbull: Oh yes, Mr. Black, quite dead. Everybody knows it... except apparently you.
John F. Black, Esq.: What jiggery-pockery is this?
Waldo Trumbull: Oh, not jiggery-pockery, Mr. Black. Hinchley and Trumbull, Funeral Parlor.
John F. Black, Esq.: [realizing what Trumbull means] You wouldn't dare!
Waldo Trumbull: [pause, then] Have we a choice, Mr. Black?
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