I always figured that Maddie was thinking to herself as she recounted her vacation activities that they were much more shallow and superficial than the sort of activities that Agnes had gotten up to on her holiday.
I think Maddie felt a bit awkward, embarrassed and uncomfortable with the direction that the conversation was taking so she feigned hearing a phone ring to get out of the conversation. That's my take on the scene for what it's worth!
I always thought the same thing, funkycat. After Agnes told Maddie how she met the Dalai Lama and discovered the road to spiritual awareness, Maddie's activities were terribly mundane and shallow. I think she wanted to change the subject and used the phone as a way to end the conversation.
Post by robertanderson on Aug 9, 2006 16:35:07 GMT -5
<I might be wrong but I think her reply is " I shopped ...... I ate ... I met up with friends (she then hesitates) did I hear the phone ring? " >
On the DVDs, I'm almost certain the reply is actually "I shopped... I ate...I...slept......did I hear the phone ring?".
I don't think there is anything about "met up with friends." Perhaps they changed the dialogue on the DVDs? Are you referencing old tapes of the show? If so, perhaps the dialogue was different originally?
Anyway, I find this scene hilarious, and the acting was great. The pauses and expressions on Maddie and Agnes faces is really perfect. The contrast between Agnes' fulfilling and deep vacation experiences with the seemingly shallow vacation that Maddie took is quite humorous. I wouldn't read any more into it than that.
Post by Turbo Grom on Oct 19, 2006 16:18:59 GMT -5
I watched this episode 11 hours ago ( ) and I remembered she said "I shopped.. I ate.. I slept.. did I hear the phone ring?" She mentioned friends while talking to David.
Well, I think she made up phone ringing just because she didn't spent her vacation like ms.DiPesto or David did. They done something interesting and exciting, and she did only common things.. I think that she understood that she should do some changes in her life. To live a life (if I said this correct, we have that phrase)