#7. Lost on Halloween

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Published: 12.27.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 4:20
Accent: American
Source: The Odd Couple [S3 E03]

Oscar loses Charlotte's son Evan while they are trick-or-treating.


    

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triangle Vocabulary


  • haunted [adj] - having ghosts
  • mold [n] - a furry growth of fungus that usually grows on food or wet objects
  • speed things along [exp] - make something happen faster
  • hold out on [phv] - refuse to give something
  • Pilates [n] - a type of exercise
  • pay off [phv] - bring good results
  • lame [adj] - not fun / not cool
  • a t-rex [n] - a Tyrannosaurus Rex (dinosaur)
  • stick together [exp] - stay together
  • a ton of [exp] - a lot of
  • ditch (someone) [v] - run away from someone
  • backup [adj] - extra / second
  • roll with it [exp] - do something without arguing or resisting
  • hang back [phv] - not come
  • My dogs are barking! [exp] - My feet are very sore/painful
  • duck out [phv] - leave
  • drop (someone) off [phv] - deliver someone to somewhere
  • run away [phv] - leave or escape from a person or place
  • scare the hell out of someone [exp] - make someone really scared
  • 24 7 [exp] - all day every day (24 hours per day, 7 days per week)
  • step up [phv] - be responsible

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


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Oscar Felix Charlotte Teddy
  • Felix and Oscar are roommates in New York.
  • Oscar is dating Charlotte.
  • Charlotte lives in the same apartment building as Oscar and Felix.
  • Charlotte's son is Evan.
  • Teddy is Oscar's friend.
  • Andre is Teddy's son.

triangle Questions


  1. At what time will the trick-or-treating (haunted history tour) with Felix begin?
    6:15
    6:00
    6:45

  2. According to Felix, what is the silent killer?
    mold
    mice
    milk

  3. Why do the children say they have to leave?
    Their parents are sending them text messages.
    It is too late.
    They think Felix is boring.

  4. Why do the children actually want to leave?
    Their parents are sending them text messages.
    It is too late.
    They think Felix is boring.

  5. What is in Felix's briefcase?
    a costume
    money
    candy

  6. What costume is Evan wearing?
    a T-Rex costume
    a vampire costume
    a Chimpbot costume

  7. Why does Oscar take "Evan" back to his apartment?
    He thinks the apartment building is dangerous.
    He has more candy at his apartment.
    It is too late at night.

  8. Who does Oscar actually bring back to his apartment?
    Teddy's son Andre
    a T-Rex
    Evan

  9. Why can't Teddy's son help Oscar look for Evan?
    His father is angry at him.
    Looking for Evan will be boring.
    His feet are tired.

  10. Where does Oscar find Evan?
    in the elevator
    in the hallway
    in Charlotte's apartment

  11. Why is Charlotte not angry at Oscar?
    She loves Oscar.
    She knows that Evan is difficult to control.
    She didn't know that Oscar lost Evan.

  12. Why did Evan run away from Oscar?
    He wanted more candy.
    He was not having fun.
    He doesn't like Oscar.

  13. What is Oscar's first idea for Evan's punishment?
    He can't play Chimpocalypse for a month.
    He can't have any food for a month.
    He can't have any candy for a month.

  14. What is Oscar's second idea for Evan's punishment?
    He can't play Chimpocalypse for a month.
    He can't have any food for a month.
    He can't have any candy for a month.

  15. How does Charlotte deal with the stress of raising a child alone?
    wine
    smoking
    yoga

  16. How does Charlotte want to punish Oscar for losing Evan?
    He can't play Chimpocalypse for a month.
    He can't have candy for a month.
    He can't have sex for a month.

  17. What does Oscar want at the end of the video?
    a kiss
    candy
    to play Chimpocalypse


triangle Discussion


  1. Who do you blame for Oscar losing Evan? How is each of Evan, Oscar, and Felix responsible in some way?
  2. Oscar told Charlotte the truth about losing Evan. It would have been easy to say nothing and no one gets angry. Did Oscar do the right thing? How will Oscar\'s decsion affect his relationship with Evan? What would you do if you were Oscar?
  3. Which Halloween costumes can you remember from the clip? Which one did you like the most?
  4. Did you ever "ditch" your parents on a trip? Why? Where did you go? Did your parents get angry?
  5. Did your parents ever "ditch" you (on purpose)? What happened? How did you feel?

triangle Script



Felix: Good evening. Our Haunted History tour will begin when the clock strikes

Felix: And that's why in mid-1990s they replaced every carpet in the building. Remember, children: mold is the silent killer.

Child 1: Excuse me, my mom just texted me. I have to go.

Child 2: Yeah, his mom said I have to go, too.

Evan: Yeah, you know, me too.

Oscar: Hey, wait!

Evan :Come on, Oscar! You promised that we would have some fun.

Oscar: We will. I'll talk to Felix. Felix? Felix? Ebenezer?

Felix: Yes?

Oscar: We gotta speed things along. These kids are getting bored.

Felix: Bored? Or entertained into silence?

Oscar: It's Halloween, all we want is candy! I mean all they want is candy.

Felix: And they're going to get it. The 17th clue is the combination that unlocks this briefcase full of candy.

Oscar: You've been holding out on us?! Give it!

Felix: No, no.

Oscar: Give it! Man, those Pilates are really paying off.

Felix: Thank you, thank you very much. But you're not getting the candy! Stop being so immature.

Oscar: You stop being so lame! We're going to lose these kids! Oh crap, I've already lost one! Evan! Evan!

Oscar: Have you seen a chimpbot?

Child: I'm a T Rex!

Oscar: Do you know how questions work?

Oscar: There you are, buddy. Listen, we gotta stick together. Let's go back to my apartment and regroup. We've got a ton of candy over there.

Child: There's a chimpbot.

Oscar: There's a reason you're extinct.

Oscar: Candy is right there, help yourself. Evan ditched me. I thought I lost him for a second.

Teddy: That would have been bad. He's Charlotte's only kid.

Oscar: You're not Evan! Why are you in his costume?

Andre: This is my back-up.

Oscar: Why didn't you tell me when I kept calling you Evan!

Andre: You promised me candy and I rolled with it.

Oscar: Teddy, you gotta stop drinking alone and help me find Evan! I'm going to start in the lobby.

Teddy: I'll start at the penthouse and work down.

Andre: I'll just hang back here. My dogs are barking.

Oscar: Oh, great.

Oscar: I lost a human, a whole human!

Charlotte: Well that's an ego boost.

Oscar: I didn't think you'd be home so soon.

Charlotte: I was able to duck out early, so the three of us could go trick-or-treating.

Oscar: Oh, you really didn't have to do that. You really, really didn't have to. Okay, here's the thing. Evan... is right there!

Evan: Yeah, Oscar, right here where you dropped me off. I told my mom you did a great job watching me.

Charlotte: I'm glad it went well.

Oscar: Yes. It went well. I'm going to leave now.

Charlotte: Well, thanks for doing such a good job watching him.

Oscar: I didn't do a good job watching him. He ran away!

Charlotte: What?!

Oscar: I've been looking all over the building for you! You scared the hell out of me! Look, I'm sweating even more than usual!

Charlotte: Is this true, Evan?

Evan: He is pretty sweaty. Sorry. He wasn't any fun.

Oscar: Oh, I was no fun? You want to see me being no fun? How about no food for a month?

Charlotte: Might be a little much.

Oscar: Yeah, you're right, it's my first time. No Chimpocalypse for a month.

Charlotte: That sounds fair.

Evan: No, it doesn't. Man, Oscar, you're so mean!

Charlotte: It's not easy, is it?

Oscar: No, how do you do this parenting thing 24/7?

Charlotte: Wine helps. But you know what? You handled that really well.

Oscar: You think?

Charlotte: Yes. Very mature. And that's quite a sacrifice for you, no Chimpocalypse for a month?

Oscar: What? No, that was for Evan. He ran away, not me.

Charlotte: I gotta say, Oscar, seeing you step up like you did there was pretty sexy. You want that candy don't you?

Oscar: Yeah, I really do.


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