Mr. Gardner, uh, my editors and I have been wondering if you would consider writing a book...

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Ron Steigler:
Mr. Gardner, uh, my editors and I have been wondering if you would consider writing a book for us, something about your um, political philosophy, what do you say?
Chance the Gardener:
I can't write.
Ron Steigler:
Heh, heh, of course not, who can nowadays? Listen, I have trouble writing a postcard to my children. Look uhh, we can give you a six figure advance, I'll provide you with the very best ghost-writer, proof-readers...
Chance the Gardener:
I can't read.
Ron Steigler:
Of course you can't! No one has the time! We, we glance at things, we watch television...
Chance the Gardener:
I like to watch TV.
Ron Steigler:
Oh, oh, oh sure you do. No one reads!


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Mr Gardiner uh my editors and I have been wondering
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if you would consider writing a book for us
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Something about your political philosophy
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What do you say
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I can't write Of course not
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Who can nowadays Listen I have trouble writing a postcard to my children
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Look uh we can give you a six figure advance
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I'll provide you with the very best ghostwriter proofreaders
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I can't read Of course you can't
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No one has the time
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We We glance at things We watch television
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Tsk
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I like to watch TV
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Oh sure you do No one reads

Clip duration: 44 seconds
Views: 171
Timestamp in movie: 01h 42m 07s
Uploaded: 21 November, 2022
Genres: comedy, drama
Summary: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.


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