#2. Lie for a date

Published: 12.02.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 3:46
Accent: American
Source: The Odd Couple [S2 E05]

Oscar comes up with numerous lies in order to convince Charlotte to go on date with him.


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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario

  • catch on [phv] - become popular
  • Off you go! [exp] - Please leave!
  • ask (someone) out [phv] - ask (someone) for a date
  • chair [v] - manage / lead
  • a philharmonic [n] - a society or group devoted to (classical) music
  • peg (someone) [v] - think of someone in a certain way
  • book [v] - reserve a ticket or seat (or table)
  • cultured [adj] - intelligent, educated and knowledgeable about art
  • catchy [adj] - memorable or popular
  • a catch phrase [n] - a well-known phrase that is associated with a particular person
  • floss [n] - the string people use to clean between their teeth
  • rub off [phv] - have one's behavior or interests be adopted by someone else from spending lots of time together
  • the arts [n] - painting, sculpture, music, theater, literature
  • the dawn of time [exp] - at the beginning of history
  • skip ahead [phv] - move forward
  • a dork [n] - an uncool or unpopular person
  • con (someone) [v] - persuade someone to do or believe something by lying
  • deceit [n] - lying
  • be a party to [exp] - help / support / be a part of
  • pull (something) off [phv] - be successful at something

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes

picture picture picture picture
Oscar Felix Charlotte Dani
  • Oscar and Felix are both divorced.
  • They are roommates in an expensive apartment building in New York City.
  • Dani works for Oscar as his personal assistant.
  • Charlotte is a woman who lives in the same apartment building.
  • Oscar had been dating Charlotte's nanny Allyson. (She was much younger than him.)
  • Oscar has asked Charlotte out on date many times, but she has rejected him.

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  1. What is the relationship between Oscar and Dani?
    They are dating.
    They are friends.
    They are coworkers.

  2. What is a workiversary?
    a type of job
    an anniversary of working together
    Oscar's nickname

  3. Why does Oscar have to go back upstairs?
    He has to work.
    He is going to Charlotte's apartment.
    He forgot his keys.

  4. What does Oscar invite Charlotte to do?
    Go out for a drink.
    Come into his apartment for a drink.
    Help him find his keys.

  5. Why can't Charlotte join him?
    She is going to a charity fundraiser.
    She has to go to work.
    She has to take care of her son.

  6. What type of music does Oscar say he likes?

  7. What is unusual about buying tickets for the event?
    He has to pay with cash.
    He can only buy them online.
    He has to book a whole table.

  8. Why does Charlotte wait outside Oscar's apartment?
    He wants to come into Oscar's apartment.
    She has lost her keys.
    She is waiting for Oscar to find his keys.

  9. Where does Oscar "find" his keys?
    in his apartment
    in his pocket
    in his mailbox

  10. How much does it cost to reserve a table at the fundraiser?

  11. Why does Oscar want to go to the fundraiser?
    To prove to Charlotte he is cultured.
    To show Charlotte he has a lot of money.
    To support the fundraiser by donating money.

  12. Where did Felix just come back from?
    a concert
    the dentist

  13. What does Oscar ask Felix to do?
    Lend him money for the tickets.
    Teach him about classical music.
    Make a reservation for the dentist.

  14. Why is Oscar frustrated with Felix's explanation?
    It is too long and boring.
    It is too hard to understand.
    It is too fast.

  15. Why does Felix not want to help Oscar?
    He doesn't want to help Oscar lie to Charlotte.
    He doesn't think Charlotte is a good match for Oscar.
    He is jealous of Oscar and Charlotte.

  16. How does Oscar decide to learn about music?
    He is going to read a book.
    He is going to listen to an album.
    He is going to watch a movie.

  17. What is unusual about the movie he is going to watch?
    It is not an English movie.
    It has a dog in it.
    It is very old.

triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión

  1. Oscar had been dating Charlotte\'s much younger nanny (Allyson). Why do you think he became interested in Charlotte?
  2. Oscar is pretending to be interested in classical music to impress Charlotte. When you first meet someone, is it okay to lie (a little) about your interests and background in order to impress them?
  3. What have you pretended to be interested in in order to impress someone? Did it work? Were you successful?
  4. Do you use a key or keypad for your home? Which is better? Why? Can you think of an advanrage and disadvantage for each?
  5. Do you like classical music? Who is your favorite composer?

triangle Script 대본 Texto

Thank you for taking me to lunch, Oscar. I'm so looking forward to it.

Well, it's a big day. The third anniversary of us working together.

Ah, our work-iversary.

Yeah, keep saying it. It's still not catching on.


Listen, the last few years have been kind of rough for me, and I wanted to thank you for always being there.


Well, this was fun. Off you go!


Charlotte. You going up? 'Cause I'm going up, too.

Weren't you just getting off?

No. I forgot my keys upstairs. Since I have you here...

In an enclosed box with nowhere to go?

Romantic, right?

Oscar, how many times are you going to ask me out?

Whatever the current number is, plus "Will you join me for a drink tonight?"

Sorry, I'm busy. I'm chairing a fund-raiser for the New York Philharmonic.

Are you kidding?! That's exactly where I was going to take you for the drink. As I am also attending, as well.

Really? I did not have you pegged for a classical music guy.

Oh, yeah, love the stuff. The classicker, the better.

Well, I'm surprised that you reserved a whole table, which, as you obviously know, is the only way you can buy tickets. That was very generous.

It was, because I am generous. But not crazy generous, right?

Are you sure you're not doing this just to impress me?

Hey, if you're impressed, that's on you, sister.

Oscar, if you don't have your keys, how are you going to go in to get your keys?

That's a good question. I hadn't thought of that. Well, see you tonight.

No, I want to stay. Make sure you get in safely.

I can't, uh There's no way to, uh You shouldn't have to...

Oscar, just go ahead and pretend to find your keys.

What? I'm not gonna put on a whole show just so you can Hello. What's this? Turns out I had 'em the whole time.

$2,000 for a table?! And you just eat at it, right? You don't get to take it home?

You're supporting a good cause. So that a bunch of rich people can watch other rich people play music? What the heck is this thing?

Just book it. I need to show Charlotte I'm a cultured guy with cultured friends to sit at the table.

Oscar, don't make me go to this.

Please? It's our work-iversary.

All right. Using my catchy catchphrase against me.

Well. I'm just back from the dentist. Guess who is the Flosser of the Month.

Felix, thank God. I need you to teach me everything you know about classical music.

Oh, my gosh, Oscar, I'm finally rubbing off on you! There was last month's napkin triumph, when you used one. But now a genuine interest in the arts. Oh. Where do I begin?

I don't know. Just give me the highlights.

Uh, okay.

From the dawn of time, when primitive caveman first pounded two rocks rhythmically together...

Skip ahead! Charlotte's not taking me seriously, and I need to convince her I'm a classical music dork like you.

Oh. So you're just doing this to con that poor woman. Oscar, lying is no way to begin a relationship.

You're right. I'm ashamed. I'm gonna change my ways.


No! See? I'm a great liar! I can totally pull this off! Just hit me with some facts. I will not be a party to this deceit.

Fine, don't teach me. I'll teach myself. If I'm not mistaken, there was a movie called Beethoven. Here it is. Oh, and look, he had an adorable dog.

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