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n***@szy.omc
2015-05-18 23:58:14 UTC
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The scene where Mrs. Tesdale introduces Firefly to Vera Markel.
Firefly says, "go ahead I can take it."
Mrs. Tesdale says, "you dont understand..."

whats the joke?

Im guessing its a refrence to something in the late 20's or 30's but I
have no clue and its always puzzled me. Please help.
John W Kennedy
2015-05-19 15:39:37 UTC
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Post by n***@szy.omc
The scene where Mrs. Tesdale introduces Firefly to Vera Markel.
Firefly says, "go ahead I can take it."
Mrs. Tesdale says, "you dont understand..."
whats the joke?
Im guessing its a refrence to something in the late 20's or 30's but I
have no clue and its always puzzled me. Please help.
The only thing that occurs to me offhand is the now-obsolete use of
"present" to mean "play the role of".
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John W Kennedy
"Never try to take over the international economy based on a radical
feminist agenda if you're not sure your leader isn't a transvestite."
-- David Misch: "She-Spies", "While You Were Out"
Pete The Upstart
2015-06-13 20:56:05 UTC
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I think he's just implying that meeting her is unpleasant. As we see later, she is a villainess.
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