Sunday, December 8, 2013

197 Quiz Answer



Finding Nemo is a 2003 American film, released by Walt Disney Pictures

(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "V" is for "Dr. Vernon.")
Here’s this week’s Berownial Quiz question: I wrote the following scenelet, thinking it might remind you of a hit motion picture.  What’s the name of the movie?

“Good morning, Miss Swenson.  Welcome.  I want you to know I read your column regularly.”

“So you’re the one, Dr. Vernon!  You know, I’ve heard so much about your office I just had to come and see it for myself.”

“Well, you’ve got to admit it’s different, right?”

“It’s – it’s, well, maybe ‘spectacular’ might be too strong a word, but it’s certainly impressive.”

“I see you brought your camera.  Please feel free to take all the pictures you want.”

“I’ve seen quite a few other dentists’ offices, but never one like this.  It should make for an interesting column.  How did you come up with the idea of making the highlight of your waiting-room a huge fish tank?”

“Well, you know, most folks in a waiting-room have to just sit there and look through old magazines.  In fact, a trip to a dentist is almost by definition something unpleasant.  I wanted to make a visit here something that could be enjoyed.”

“And the fish!  What an extraordinary variety.  Some of them are truly beautiful.”

“Yes.  Folks tell me looking at my fish tank is like going to a well-produced movie.”

“Is there some company that supplies you with these amazing sea creatures?”

“Company?  No.  I submit to you that, as you well know, lying right outside our own Sydney harbour is one of the wonders of the world.”

“The Great Barrier Reef.”

“Exactly.  It’s an incredible sea paradise teeming with life, with over a thousand different species of exotic tropical fish.  We have an endless supply right next door.”

“They certainly put on a show in this tank.  I love this little fellow right here.  I wonder if he ever dreamed that one day he’d wind up swimming about in a Sydney dentist’s office.  Do you suppose he’s happy here or do you think he’d rather be back home in his coral reef?”

“Well, if he’s got any brains, he’d prefer being here.  I'd instruct him that out there he’d soon develop a phobia because of the possibility he could be swallowed up by one of the larger species.  And here there are no sharks or jellyfish or other such threats.”

“I wonder if fish have family ties.  You know, maybe the folks back home are wondering what happened to him.”

“Ha.  You’ve got quite an imagination, Miss Swenson.”

(Also submitted to Sunday Scribblings)

 

30 comments:

kaykuala said...

Finding Nemo? To bring it back from the Sydney dentist's fish tank!

Hank

Berowne said...

Kaykuala starts us off with the correct answer.

Helen said...

Yes ... I saw it. Finding Nemo. Nice little story you've told!

oldegg said...

"Finding Nemo" will no doubt be guessed by most Australians.

Berowne said...

Helen and old egg have just joined the prestigious group who know the correct answer.

Kathe W. said...

Finding Nemo?
Have a great week Berowne!

Berowne said...

Kathe W has just provided us with the right answer.

Doctor FTSE said...

I think this is the film "Finding Nemo"

Bekkie Sanchez said...

The Incredible Mr. Limpet? Lol! I would of never got it I never saw this movie!

Berowne said...

Another "winner" - Dr FTSE has the correct answer.

Roger Owen Green said...

One I can answer again. First time my daughter saw Finding Nemo, she was at a Christmas party with some other kids, crying because she was afraid that Nemo would get hurt in his escape attempt from the tank.

Gerry @ Strummed Words said...

I can't guess, but it reads well.

Leaz said...

Finding Nemo, surely.

Kutamun said...

Is it " twenty thousand leagues under the sea ?
Poor reef, shes dying fast.
By the way , i love the term " motion picture" , it alludes to a film where the pictures dont move , or perhaps to a time when pictures were just still......
Thanks

Berowne said...

Roger Owen Green and leaz have both produced the correct answer.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Is it "Finding Nemo?" Amy

Berowne said...

Amy of Sharp Little Pencil has given us the right answer.

Leslie: said...

All I can think of is "Finding Nemo."

Berowne said...

Leslie has just stepped up with the right answer.

Hildred said...

I guess that would be Nemo!

Berowne said...

Another "winner" with the correct answer, Hildred this time.

Gattina said...

I have no idea, lol !
ABC Wednesday team

Katherine said...

You know Berowne... I think you've got me. I know I'm probably very, very wrong but the only movie that keeps popping into my mind is "Finding Nemo"

Berowne said...

Katherine wasn't sure about it but nevertheless came up with the correct answer.

Altonian said...

Have to say Finding Nemo, although I have not seen the film

Jae Rose said...

Finding Nemo (if I'm right I demonstrate my cultural level and why i am floored by operas and Shakespeare!)

Berowne said...

Altonian and Jae Rose have each coughed up the right answer.

Sheilagh Lee said...

I have no idea

uberrhund said...

Finding Nemo?

Berowne said...

Uberrhund has just joined us with the correct answer.

 
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