Cat Juggling

The spectators

Father Carlos: My name is Father Carlos Las Vegas DeCordova.

Navin R. Johnson: Father, you seem like a religious man. How can I help you?

Father Carlos: By giving me three minutes of your time so that you can see some film of a great ugliness that is spreading in my country.

Navin: Oh god, I bet it’s disgusting. Hubert, are you over your grief enough yet to dim the lights?

Father Carlos: You will not believe what you are about to see. That human beings could have sunk so low that they could take pleasure to do this to another of God’s creatures. I hope you have a strong stomach senor.

Navin: Roll the ugliness.

The ugliness

Navin: Good lord! I’ve heard about this. Cat juggling! STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT! Father, could there be a God that would let this happen? How much do you want?

-from Steve Martin’s first film in a starring roll, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, in 1979

One thought on “Cat Juggling

  1. large says:

    Woke up it was a Chelsea morning, and the first thing that I saw was a film described on 3rdarm’s site.

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