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SILO JIMMY GIRL 1 GIRL 2 ANNIE JOE
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GER: (SINGS) Who's that little chatter box? The one with pretty auburn locks? Whom do you see? It's Little Orphan Annie.
She and Sandy make a pair, They never seem to have a care! Cute little she, This Little Orphan Annie.
Bright eyes, cheeks a rosy glow, There's a store of healthiness handy. Mite-size, always on the go, If you want to know-"Arf", says Sandy!
Always wears a sunny smile, Now, wouldn't it be worth the while, If you could be Like Little Orphan Annie?
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most likely. listen. Squinty! Look at my new [scarf?]! INTY: I saw it in school today. (HARD SELL) But first! [X] Attention. ATO FACE: Hey. there's Potato Face talking now. Mrs. please. running around Mr. and Mrs. and all Annie's school friends have arrived for the party already. everybody. It looks like a checkerboard! . and so far. (JOVIAL AGAIN) But now for Annie's big surprise party.. Something absolutely new and different from anything you've ever heard over the radio before! So get your pencil and paper quick so you don't miss a single word of the big news I'll be telling you the very minute the adventure's over tonight. L 1: When's she coming. when will she be here? . sir! The most beautiful and thrilling surprise Annie's ever had for her radio friends. Silo? L 2: Yes. Silo.. You remember Joe is keeping Annie away from the farm so she won't catch on. CONTINUES IN BG OUNCER: You can hear the noise they're making in the Silo kitchen. Annie hasn't the slightest suspicion of the big surprise party we're going to have on her tonight. because tonight's the night when you're going to hear all about the big surprise that's coming for you! Yes. and. SILO: I declare to goodness! Not so much noise! Not so much noise! SILO: (CHUCKLES) If Annie's anywhere within a mile of the house. she can hear the lot of ya. Silo. : CHILDREN CHATTER NOISILY AND RUN ABOUT . Mrs.(JOVIAL) Here it is! Five forty-five on Orphan Annie's birthday.
SILO: Well. SILO: He didn't come. ma'am. Jimmy! Take a look out at the window! See if you can see Joe and Annie comin'! . SILO: Are all the children here? L 1: Yes. SILO: Yes indeedy. Joe promised to have her here by twenty minutes to four. . Mrs. everybody from school! The only one that wouldn't come was Mike Gool. he's just a sore head! ATO FACE: Joe Corncast and I had to give him a good lickin' today so he wouldn't give the secret away to Annie. I know it is! ATO FACE: Hey. eh? MY: Aw. SILO: I declare to goodness! L 1: It served him right! L 2: When's Annie coming. L 1: Oooh! It's almost twenty minutes to four now! . Silo? .. .
Ma. Looks like we're all ready now. Silo.") AND FALL SILENT SILO: (BEAT. QUIETLY AMUSED) Heh heh heh heh. you can come runnin' out and holler "Surprise!" L 2: All right. She'll see them when she comes in! SILO: . MY: Hey. get ready everybody! Here they come! SILO: Sure enough! Get under cover there. get hidden. you children! : DURING ABOVE CHILDREN HIDE ("Hurry up!" "Sssshhh!" "Be quiet. SILO: Pa! That tablecloth! Pull it straight! All the presents are hidden there. SILO: Now you children can all hide in the parlor.MY: Okay! . all of you. . SILO: I declare to goodness! Hide. everybody! : CHILDREN CHATTER EVEN MORE NOISILY AND RUN ABOUT . hide! Hurry up! Hurry up! SILO: Yes indeedy. Mrs. and when you hear Annie and Joe inside.
quick.. Pa! Annie's got sharp eyes. too. SILO: Quick. . She'd notice if there was anything wrong. THEN SHUTS BEHIND-- : Aw. SILO: Sure enough. Annie. Ma. gosh. We just didn't look in the right place. They said they saw him startin' to build his house. we don't want her to suspect anything! Oh. Peter and Paul told me. : Honest. CALMS DOWN) There. I'll get it. . : JOE AND ANNIE'S FOOTSTEPS ON PORCH SILO: Just in time. SILO: . sure. Ma. I'll bet there never was a beaver there. : DOOR OPENS . whose hat is that over there on the windowsill?! Throw that in the bedroom.. sure. my goodness. There are the youngins comin' now! . now I . Ma.I think everything's all right. I'm sorry I couldn't find it. that's all. Annie. there was.Sure. SILO: Oh. SILO: (SIGHS. IE: Oh.
we couldn't find it. Silo? . SILO: (UNCONVINCING) Me? Why.What's the matter. SILO: (JUMPY) Uh-. there's nothin' wrong with me! : CHILDREN EMERGE FROM HIDING IE: What's that?! LDREN: Surprise! Surprise. Annie? IE: Leapin' lizards! What's the matter with ya? . children -. and when we went over there.What's the matter there. Annie! Surprise! IE: Leaping lizards! Golly! Jumpin' grasshoppers! LDREN: Happy birthday! (ET CETERA) . you youngins? : Aw. SILO: Now.all together! . I was gonna show Annie a place where a beaver's buildin' his house. IE: Mrs.Uh-.
and get out the presents! : CHILDREN AGREE ENTHUSIASTICALLY IE: Jumpin' grasshoppers! Are there presents too? . dear Annie! Happy birthday to you! : CHILDREN LAUGH AND CHATTER L 1: Happy birthday. SILO: Reach under the table there. no! You can't all pound on me! You'll break my back! Nothin' doin'! . Annie! IE: Leapin' lizards! I .I don't know what to say! INTY: Hey.LDREN: (SING) Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday. how about poundin' on her back?! ATO FACE: A [tag?] for every year! LDREN: (AGREEABLE) All right! (ET CETERA) IE: No. Pa. hey.
Annie. SILO: Well. LDREN: Who's he? [Mott Gee?]?! Who is he? .: Course there are! This is a regular party! LDREN: Hooray for Annie! Hooray! . and those funny postage stamps. IE: Sufferin' mackerels! Are those all for me?! : CHILDREN SHOUT ENCOURAGEMENT IE: Golly. Pa. start openin' 'em up and see what's inside of 'em! (LAUGHS) I'm as anxious to see what they are myself! Uh. Those are Chinese stamps! : CHILDREN MURMUR EXCITEDLY IE: Now. for mercy's sakes. look at this one here with the foreign-lookin' paper around it. Put 'em right up here on the table. it's from [Mott Gee?]! There's his name up there in the corner. SILO: That's right. I never had a birthday party like this in all my life! . golly! Look. I know what those are! I save stamps. MY: Oh. who could this be from? Oh.
Annie. Montague. Hey. It'll take me all day to open 'em all! : Sure. what is it. how do you suppose he found out when my birthday was? . SILO: Oh. LDREN: Ohhhh. SILO: Well. gosh. Annie. help me open some of these. my goodness! It's a beautiful silk kimono! L 1: That's beautiful. : Oh. IE: Well.IE: Oh. Look here. Annie? : CHILDREN GASP. Joe. . here's one I'll bet you'll want to open yourself. Annie! L 2: Yes! Isn't it grand? IE: Gee! That was nice of Mott Gee. AND OOH! AND AHH! . he was a real nice Chinaman that Joe and I met over in China. open it up and see what that is. here's one from Mr. IE: Now.
SILO: I declare to goodness! IE: Look at the stamps on it! It's from some foreign place. Annie. AND OOH! AND AHH! . Warbucks sent ya. those are from Czechoslovakia! L 2: Czechoslovakia?! Where's that?! MY: That's a country in the middle of Europe! . SILO: Open it up and see what it is. Annie. SILO: Who's it from. . gosh.IE: What is it? : Here. it's just a little package. Oh. Annie? IE: It's from Daddy Warbucks! : CHILDREN GASP. too! MY: Let me see 'em. See what Mr. who's it from. . Annie? L 2: Yeah.
it must be inside there! IE: No. SILO: I declare! A little box like that? Why. IE: Leapin' lizards! Look! It's a ring! . it looks to me like jewelry. See what's in it. here's a box! SILO: Oh.IE: I am. golly! There's a little box inside all this paper! I can feel it! . : PAPER UNWRAPPED IE: Oh. Annie. SILO: Well. there's more paper in here. Silo! . Mrs. Annie. Silo. get it open. See what it is. : PAPER UNWRAPPED IE: Here it is. Mrs. : PAPER CRUMPLED IE: Oh.
IE: It's got a beautiful big stone in it. too! That's the birthstone of October -. Pa. . look. : CHILDREN MURMUR AGREEMENT L 2: Oh. Look. Pa. I wish I had one like that. SILO: Let me see. Take it out and put it on. that's beautiful. And it's a beauty. for mercy's sake! Isn't that a beauty? Come here and look at it. that's a grand ring! IE: How does that look? Just look at the way that stone shines and sparkles! . (BEAT) Hm! I thought so. Sure. . Annie. Annie. SILO: And that rose-colored stone in there must be your birthstone. there's printin' on the ring. right next to the stone here. too! L 1: Gee. SILO: Well. That's a rose zircon. that's what it is. SILO: Oh.LDREN: (MURMURING EXCITEDLY) A ring! Gee! . See what it says here? It's got October on one side of it and .and the word "HOPE" on the other side. Why.(CHUCKLES) I remember all of 'em. SILO: Here. Hope's the birthday sentiment for October.
what's more. everybody. SILO: (CHUCKLES) He certainly is! And now -. and has forty-two facets. wasn't that a grand surprise for Annie? And did you ever hear of such a keen birthday present as the beautiful ring she got from Daddy Warbucks? (HARD SELL) But now -.in a specially-designed modernistic setting -. it's a beauty! Perhaps one of the most expensive-looking rings you've ever seen! Absolutely different from any ring offerred on the radio before! Now.it's a big birthstone. just listen to how different it is! First of all. like the most expensive rings! And.where everybody can see it sparkling and shining when you wear it! . it's finished in genuine twenty-four-karat gold plate! And. : TRANSITIONAL PAUSE OUNCER: (JOVIAL) Hey. (CHUCKLES) Didn't I tell you it was going to be a big surprise? Oh. please! Here's the big news of the big surprise that Orphan Annie has for you! Because now we are going to give every one of you boys and girls a chance to get a birthday ring just like Annie's! A ring with your own birthstone in it! So it'll be your very own personalbirthday ring! And. this Orphan Annie birthday ring is a big ring -.attention.just like they're putting on some of the finest gold jewelry these days! Another thing. it will fit you exactly right.let's see what else you got. this birthday ring Annie will send you is a genuine gold-plated ring! Yes. it has a special rose-gold finish -. sir. actually imported from Europe! Just like the stone that Daddy Warbucks sent to Annie.just like a real jewel does. simulated birthstone. to reflect the light! -. And your birthstone will just twinkle and shine and sparkle like everything because -. this Orphan Annie birthday ring is an automatic fitting ring! So no matter how big or small your finger is. on top of that. but that's only the beginning! Here's the biggest thrill of all! Just wait till you see the beautiful birthstone that's set in this ring! It's a handmade.like the ones your mother and father wear! It's fiveeighths of an inch across the front. or sides.IE: Leapin' lizards! That makes it my own personal birthday ring! Daddy's a peach to send me such a swell present! . And your stone's set up high -. and made up in a very stylish modernistic design. believe me.
the ring you get will have your own particular birthstone in it -. have sold for as much as two to four dollars! But you can't buy rings like these Orphan Annie birthday rings anywhere because they've been made up specially for Annie's radio friends -. to make it your very own personal birthday ring! Can't you just see how proud you'll be of that because your ring will be different from all your friends. spelled out right in the middle! And. you put in a piece of paper showing your name. Then. that's very important so Annie will know what kind of a birthstone ring to send you. Illinois. oh. you put in . if your birthday comes in October. Peterborough. you'd get a simulated sparkling blue sapphire as the birthstone in your ring! So. mail it to Ovaltine.you boys and girls who drink your Ovaltine regularly! And you can get this ring for only ten cents -. if you live in Canada. Chicago. First. unless they happen to have a birthday in the same month as yours! And listen to what else Annie puts on this ring for you! Right next to the stone -. Next. it will say "Hope. together with all of the thin round aluminum seal from underneath the lid of a can of Ovaltine. in the same way. if your birthday comes in October. it tells the sentiment that goes with your birth month! A different word for each one of the twelve months! For example. That's all you do." because that's the special birthday sentiment for October! Boy.it shows the month you were born in. Or. boy. Now. here's all you have to do. best of all. because I'm going to tell you exactly how to get one of these beautiful goldplated rings with your very own birthstone in it. just think of that! And. on the other side of the stone. So.Now. address and the month of your birthday. just mail it in.because there are twelve different stones. remember. put down your birthday month -. the brilliant golden sapphire! Or. and also ten cents in coin.where everybody can see it -. listen close. Just print your name and address plainly on a piece of paper. like Annie's does. you'd get a beautiful simulated rose zircon in your ring! And the birthstone for November. the same as Annie's. did you ever dream of having a big shiny gold-plated birthday ring like that for your very own?! You know. Mail it to Little Orphan Annie. you see. you put three things in the envelope when you send in for your birthday ring.the exact month in which you were born! Now. there's an entirely different birthstone for every single month of the year! And Annie will see that you get the rightbirthstone for your birthday.and one Ovaltine aluminum seal! Just think of getting a bargain like that! So send in right away! And now. a different stone for each month! For example. your ring will say "October" right next to the stone. if you were born in September. Ontario. some rings that we've seen in the stores. with imported birthstones just like these. and on the other side of the stone. Second.
you'll be needing another can pretty soon anyway! And then. if you live in Canada. don't forget. And then. showing also the exact month in which you were born -. together with ten cents in coin... Illinois. Or. be here right on time Monday at five forty-five to hear the exciting things that will be happening to Annie next. and a piece of paper. And third. THEN PLAYS OUT .so you can begin wearing your ring in a short time. So ask your mother to get you a can of Ovaltine at her drug or grocery store because. then! Goodbye. Illinois. We'll see you Monday at five forty-five. Chicago. you put in ten cents in coin. Chicago. just mail the whole thing in to Little Orphan Annie. FOR A FINISH . : ORGAN . even if you have some at home now. Peterborough. just as fast as she can.with your own beautiful imported simulated birthstone in it. just take out all of that thin round aluminum seal. put it in an envelope.an Ovaltine aluminum seal. And say! I'll bet boys and girls everywhere will be sending in for their rings this very night! And youcertainly want to be the very first of all your friends to wear one of these birthday rings! Remember. And then Annie will send you your genuine gold-plated birthday ring! -.. So get busy right now and. printed plainly. as soon as you get it.. with your name and address. you don't have to wait for your birthday to come around! You can send in right away! -. Ontario. mail it to Ovaltine.then mail the whole thing in to Little Orphan Annie.