#5. The Ex-Girlfriend

Published: 12.17.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 4:24
Accent: American
Source: The Odd Couple [S3 E01]

Oscar tries to figure out his feeling about Charlotte three months after their breakup.


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triangle Vocabulary

  • a vest [n] - a sleeveless piece of clothing worn over a shirt
  • a waistcoat [n] - a vest
  • run into [phv] - meet someone accidentally
  • blotto [adj] - very drunk
  • press pause [exp] - take a break
  • nether regions [n] - a person's genitals and buttocks
  • move on [phv] - continue with life after something important
  • stuck [adj] - can't move
  • bail [v] - break a plan
  • execute (a plan) [v] - do (a plan)
  • hit it off [exp] - be naturally friendly or well-suited.
  • bright [adj] - smart/intelligent
  • pine after [phv] - want or wish for something or someone
  • pass up [phv] - not use an opportunity
  • come along [phv] - happen
  • in limbo [n] - an unclear situation or relationship
  • get off your ass [exp] - stand up
  • a shot [n] - an opportunity
  • slip away [phv] - leave or disappear
  • leave the door open [exp] - say yes

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

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture
Oscar Charlotte Felix Emily
  • Charlotte and Oscar used to date each other.
  • They live in the same apartment building.
  • Emily is a waitress at the restaurant that Oscar usually goes to.

triangle Questions

  1. What are Felix and Oscar talking about as they walk in?
    the weather

  2. Why does Oscar disappear?
    He sees Charlotte.
    Felix is boring.
    He is looking for something.

  3. Where does Felix tell Charlotte he is going?
    To get a drink.
    To go shopping.
    To work.

  4. When did Oscar and Charlotte stop dating?
    a few days ago
    a few weeks ago
    a few months ago

  5. What does Oscar usually do when he sees Charlotte?
    He hides behind an umbrella.
    He runs away.
    He smiles.
    He hides.

  6. What advice does Felix give Oscar?
    Start dating Charlotte again.
    Start dating other people.
    Start drinking more.

  7. Why can't Oscar leave?
    He is stuck.
    He is scared.
    He is tired.

  8. Who set up Oscar with the woman?

  9. How long did they sit at the table?
    for a few minutes
    for about an hour
    for a few hours

  10. What does Oscar like about the woman?
    She was funny.
    She was beautiful.
    She was smart.
    She was rich.

  11. Why does Oscar not like her?
    She was too old.
    She was too young.
    She was not Charlotte.

  12. How much of a tip did Oscar leave for Emily?
    a few dollars
    fifteen dollars
    fifteen percent

  13. Why did Oscar not give a bigger tip?
    His food was cold.
    The table was dirty.
    Emily had a bad attitude.
    Emily ignored them.

  14. What advice does Emily give Oscar?
    Start dating Charlotte again.
    Go out with another girl.
    Take charge of his life.

  15. What did Oscar hide behind the last time he saw Charlotte?
    an umbrella
    a mailbox
    a car

  16. Why does Oscar go to Charlotte's apartment?
    To apologize.
    To continue their relationship.
    To return her umbrella.

  17. How does Charlotte respond?
    She "leaves the door open".
    She rejects him.
    She tells him to leave.

triangle Discussion

  1. Why do you think Oscar can\'t get over (forget about) Charlotte?
  2. Oscar still has feelings for Charlotte three months after they break up. How long does it usually take to get over an ex?
  3. Where should you go on a first date? How long should a first date last?
  4. Is it a good idea to keep in touch with your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend? Why?
  5. Do you keep in touch with any of your exes?
  6. Have you ever gotten back together with ex? How did you reconnect? Did it work out?
  7. How do you feel about tipping? Do you tip in your country? What is an appropriate tip?
  8. At a restaurant, how long should people stay at a table to eat a meal? At a coffee shop, how long should people stay at a table with just one coffee (if there is a line of people waiting)?

triangle Script

Oscar: All right, talk me through your thought process. You were wearing a vest, I asked you if you wanted to get a drink at Langford's you said yes, then you changed into a different vest.

Felix: You know, I actually prefer the term "waistcoat." And historically...

Oscar: Nope, that's enough.

Felix: What's wrong? Oh. Running into the ex-girlfriend. That can always be awkward.

Charlotte: Hi, Felix.

Felix: Hello, Charlotte. Good to see you.

Charlotte: Where are you off to?

Felix: Oh, just, uh, going to get a drink. By myself. I'm drinking alone.

Charlotte: Okay, have fun. Tell Oscar I said. hi.

Felix: I will. If I'm not blotto.

Felix: Oh, look. It's Oscar the Crouch.

Oscar: All right, look, here's the deal. It's been three months since Charlotte and I "pressed pause," or whatever she called it, and now whenever we see each other, it's weird. I don't know what to do with my hands or my arms or my nether regions.

Felix: So you just hide?

Oscar: Or run. Or open an umbrella in front of my face. I've got options. Oh, no, here she comes.

Charlotte: Oscar?

Oscar: Hey

Felix: Oh, wow! There he is right there.

Oscar: So, what do you got going there, a little mail? Little mail action. I'm a male. Spelled differently. Doesn't matter.

Charlotte: Well, I should get going.

Oscar: Yeah, you, too.

Felix: Oh, Oscar, look, I know this is hard for you, but you have got to move on and see other people. Come on, we'll talk about it over drinks.

Oscar: I can't. I'm stuck.

Felix: This is the second time today that we've had to do this.

Girl: This was fun.

Oscar: Yes, it was. I had a plan to bail on you that I never had to execute.

Girl: You know, I'm gonna have to thank Teddy for setting this up. It's exciting, having drinks with a celebrity.

Oscar: Oh, please! We're just like you.

Girl: Well, thank you for the best night I've had in a long time.

Oscar: Me, too.

Emily: Wow. You guys really hit it off. You just sat there laughing and talking for hours at one of my only tables on the busiest night of the week. Well, obviously you liked her.

Oscar: Yeah. She's beautiful, bright, knows what a celebrity is.

Emily: She sounds perfect.

Oscar: Yeah. It's just... she's not Charlotte.

Emily: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. We're gonna need this. Oscar, Charlotte was great, but you can't keep pining after her. You're wasting your life.

Oscar: Says the girl who's passing up a chance to go to London to work here for 15% tips.

Emily: You hog a table all night and only leave 15%?

Oscar: The hamburger was cold and, frankly, I didn't love your attitude.

Emily: Look, it's not every day that something amazing comes along. And you can't expect to be happy if you just keep living your life in limbo while opportunities pass you by.

Oscar: Yeah?

Emily: Yeah. So I want you to stop feeling sorry for yourself, get off your ass, and take charge of your life.

Oscar: You're right. Thanks, Emily.

Emily: No, seriously, get off your ass. I need this table. I got bills to pay.

Oscar: Charlotte.

Charlotte: It's good to see you not hiding behind a desk. Or an umbrella.

Oscar: You knew that was me?

Charlotte: It was a clear umbrella. So, what are you doing here?

Oscar: I realized you don't get a lot of shots at something like this, and I don't want to let it slip away. I see you're leaving the door open.

Charlotte: I guess I am.

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