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I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
When Dr. Girlfriend is telling Hank to drive the car, is she saying she "Never drives men" or "she never drives mad"?

The reason that "Men" wouldn't make sense is because in the tag-sale episode, she is driving the Monarch and the henchmen to Venture's place, but watching the episode it doesn't sound like she is saying "Mad". Her thick bostonish accent is making it hard to tell.

So what's the dillyo?

Re: I never drive men/mad

Mad. You answered your own question.

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
Whew, that almost became this season's clothes/clones.

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
"Mad. You answered your own question."

Then why is there a disctinct "N" sound at the end of the word? I listened to it dozens of times and it is always "men" and I NEVER hear anything close to "mad". There's no "D" sound there at all.

You fooled the closed captioning guy, too.

Re: I never drive men/mad

Shouldn't you be watching fireworks or something?

Dude, seriously...are you actually arguing with the guy who WROTE the scene? Who's sitting next to the guy who ALSO WROTE the scene and SPOKE the line? It's "mad," trust me. Granted, Dr. Girlfriend's accent doesn't have the hardest "d" in the world, and it's possible that between the music, sound effects and the recording it's not the clearest line of dialogue ever broadcast, but you asked and I answered.

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
[gasps at doc's sitting nextness] HI DOC!

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
I will always be thankful... for you basing a scene around Space Oddity. I thank thee.

And Doc says:

(Anonymous)
Oh, hi... Yeah, it's "mad". I'm sorry for my crap-ass pronunciation of the word.

Now, what's going on here? There is the distinct smell of needless discontent in the room. It's either that, or the smoldering butt in the ashtray next to me. What happened to the love in here? I mean, somebody even made an AFI joke at my expense. And believe you me, were it not for a pending lawsuit with the poseurs in question, I would defend myself against such slanderous allegations. Remember: Jackson and I are fragile, broken men. Hug us.

Re: And Doc says:

(Anonymous)
But you're so fragile, I'm afraid that my hug will break you. We already lost General Bot to a deadly hug, he don't need to lose you too!

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
Calm down, people (this isn't really addressed to Jackson Publick but to the fanboys who are piling on).

I wasn't arguing with what Jackson wrote, only that the line doesn't sound like "mad".

Yes, "mad" makes a lot more sense than "men". It just doesn't sound like "mad". I'm not the only one who made this mistake, you know. Don't blame me for wondering why it sounds like "men".

Christ, really, do you guys REALLY think I'm trying to convince the writers that they don't know their own writing? I"m merely pointing out that the line sounded like "men". That's it. End of story. Stop trying to turn this into some kind of fight or something. I'm just pointing out that a lot of us were fooled by the way the line sounded. I'm not saying we are "right". Please don't put words in my mouth.

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
"Shouldn't you be watching fireworks or something? "

Some of us have to work during the holiday. And we have access to a computer.

I wasn't arguing with you. You wrote the line - I understand that. It makes more sense as "I don't drive mad" - I'm glad you cleared that up. But it's not an accident that many of us heard it as "men" or that there was a mixup with the closed captioning.

Sorry I got such a negative response; I wasn't trying to start a fight, I was just curious.

Anyway I appologize if I came off sounding like an idiot, but I had an honest question and I had no intent of offending anyone.

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
"Then why is there a disctinct "N" sound at the end of the word? I listened to it dozens of times and it is always "men" and I NEVER hear anything close to "mad". There's no "D" sound there at all."

bull3964?

Re: I never drive men/mad

That darn closed captioner typed up "men". Should s/he get a copy of the shooting script or something?

Re: I never drive men/mad

S/he does, but this must have been a rush job. We only turned the final episode in about three days before it aired.

Re: I never drive men/mad

(Anonymous)
ok publick is lying, she said man, short for manual!
i never drive manual.

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