|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Descriptive, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Description||Woody Allen's nuthouse story.|
|Details||5 minutes into the film|
David Dobels tells his young protegee why he was in the nuthouse...
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|DOBEL: "You're wrong. I am completely familiar with psycho analysis. Similar hustlers tried to fob it off on me at Payne Whitney. That's right, I was in Payne Whitney. A nuthouse. I was in the psycho ward for six months, a vacation I don't look back on with great nostalgia. Hey, relax, you don't have to move away...I mean, I was violent. That's why they put you in a straightjacket. But I'm not going to take an ax and split your head open. You don't have to be scared....I broke up with this girl, and they put me with a psychiatrist who said, "Why did you get so depressed and do all those things you did?". I said, "I wanted this girl and she left me."... and he said, "Well, we have to look into that."... and I said, "There's nothing to look into! I wanted her and she left me." And he said, "Well, why are you feeling so intense?" And I said, "Cause I want the girl!" and he said, "What's underneath it?"... and I said, "Nothing underneath it! You know, I want the girl!... he said, "I'll have to give you medication or something...".... I said, "I don't want medication! I want the girl!" and he said, "We have to work this through." and at that point I took a fire extinguisher from the casement and struck him across the back of his neck. And before I know it, guys from Con Ed with jumper cables in my head and the rest was...."|