#8. The Perfect Couple

Published: 1.06.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 3:38
Accent: American
Source: The Odd Couple [S3 E09]

Oscar suggests that Felix take Charlotte out to all of the cultural activities that he hates.


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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario

  • meditate [v] - think deeply for a period of time to relax
  • cigars [n] - a type of rolled tobacco for smoking (like a cigarette)
  • a Thai massage parlor [n] - a shop where someone can get a Thai massage
  • incensed [adj] - very angry
  • incense [n] - a stick that is burned to make a nice smell
  • inner peace [exp] - a state of being mentally and spiritually calm and happy
  • out of balance [exp] - unhappy / sad
  • chant [v] - a repeated rhythmic phrase, usually shouted in a large group
  • Merlot [n] - a type of red wine
  • five minutes in [exp] - five minutes after the beginning
  • elbow (someone) [v] - hit someone with your elbow
  • artsy stuff [exp] - activities related to the arts (concerts, ballet, opera, art shows)
  • a win-win situation [exp] - a situation in which both sides win
  • cheesy bread [n] - bread covered in cheese
  • an art opening [exp] - an art show or exhibit
  • swoop in [phv] - move in quickly
  • go south [exp] - not go well / fail
  • invigorating [adj] - making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy
  • secure [v] - buy
  • box seats [n] - expensive seats in a box in a theater
  • an aria [n] - a long song sung by one singer
  • a soprano [n] - the highest of the four standard singing voices

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

triangle Background 배경 Antecedentes

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Oscar Felix Charlotte
  • Oscar and Charlotte have been dating for a few months.
  • Oscar and Felix are roommates.

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  1. What is Felix doing when Oscar and Charlotte enter?
    smoking cigars

  2. What is Oscar prohibited from doing in the apartment?
    burning incense
    smoking cigars

  3. What does the apartment smell like?
    a Thai massage parlor
    a Thai restaurant
    a Thai smoking room

  4. Why does the apartment smell that way?
    Felix was using massage oil.
    Felix was cooking.
    Felix was burning incense.

  5. Why does Felix feel out of balance (feel bad)?
    He recently broke up with his girlfriend.
    He has been smoking.
    He can't sleep.

  6. What did Charlotte do after her divorce?
    meditate and chant
    eat and drink a lot
    get a lot of massages

  7. What did Oscar and Charlotte just come home from?
    a Shakespeare play
    a Harry Potter movie
    a basketball game

  8. What did Oscar do during the performance?
    He watched a basketball game on his phone.
    He sent many texts to his friends.
    He fell asleep.

  9. What does Charlotte want to do on Thursday night?
    Watch a game.
    See another play.
    Get a massage.

  10. What does Oscar want to do on Thursday night?
    Watch a game.
    See another play.
    Get a massage.

  11. What is Oscar's plan?
    Watch the game and then go to the play.
    Let Felix take Charlotte to the play.
    Watch the play with Felix and Charlotte.

  12. What are the advantages of his plan?
    Oscar won't fall asleep during the performance.
    Oscar doesn't have to go.
    Felix loves going to plays.
    Charlotte likes hanging out with Felix.

  13. What does Oscar plan to eat on Thursday?
    burgers and fries
    cheese and bread
    pizza and cheesy bread

  14. What events did Felix and Charlotte go to together?
    a play
    an opera
    a ballet
    an art show

  15. What did Felix buy tickets for?
    a play
    a movie
    a concert

  16. How does Oscar feel about Felix taking Charlotte to many events?
    He is jealous.
    He is angry.
    He is happy.

  17. What does "the boring five hours" refer to?
    Going to cultural events.
    Spending time with Charlotte.
    Having sex with Charlotte.

  18. What does "the fun five minutes" refer to?
    Going to cultural events.
    Spending time with Charlotte.
    Having sex with Charlotte.

triangle Discussion 논의 Discusión

  1. Why is Oscar not worried about Felix spending so much time with Charlotte?
  2. Who do think is a better couple - Felix and Charlotte or Oscar and Charlotte?
  3. Would you like to be in Oscar\'s situation? (Another man does all of the "boring" relationship things with his girlfriend)?
  4. Would you (do you) trust your bestfriend to spend time with your girlfriend or boyfriend (husband or wife)?
  5. Have you ever given away tickets to an event? Why did you give them away?
  6. Have you ever been given free tickets to an event? Why did you give them away?
  7. Which of these live events do you enjoy most - sports, pop/rock concert, play, ballet, orchaestra, speech? lecture? Put them in order from most to least?
  8. What type of music do you most like to see live? And in what type of venue (concert hall, stadium, small club)?

triangle Script 대본 Texto

What the hell?
Shh! He's meditating.
I can't smoke cigars in here, but you can make it smell like a Thai massage parlor? I would imagine.
Sorry, Oscar. I know you are incensed by incense. Just trying to regain my inner peace. It's been two months since Emily and I broke up and I'm still feeling out of balance.
I did the same thing after my divorce. Only instead of meditation and chanting, it was carrot cake and Merlot.
So, how was Shakespeare in the Park? Was Ralph Fiennes amazing as Henry IV?
Eh. He was okay.
How would you know? You fell asleep five minutes in.
How can you fall asleep during Shakespeare?
Easy. First you get confused, then you stop listening, then, before you know it, your girlfriend's elbowing you because Voldemort is bowing.
Well, maybe you'll like part two of the play better.
There's a part two?
Yes, remember? Thursday night.
But there's a game on Thursday night.
What game?
Any game.
Oscar! I cannot believe that you are complaining about going to the theater with a beautiful, cultured woman. Do you know how lucky you are? I would trade places with you in a second.
You know what? Maybe we can make that happen. Why don't you go with Charlotte?
Oh, that's sweet of you, but
Oh, come on! You love artsy stuff, you hate hearing me snore, and I love not going. It's a win-win-win.
Well, if Charlotte doesn't mind, I would love to escort her.
Great! What an amazing plan!
Yeah, what an amazing, undiscussed plan.
I'm so excited for Thursday. When we hear the immortal words of Price Henry, "I know you all, and will awhile uphold the unyoked humor of your idleness".
And I can't wait till Thursday when I hear the immortal words of the pizza guy, "I'm here. Enjoy your cheesy bread."

Where's Felix tonight?
He's out with Charlotte. In the past week, he has saved me from a play, an art opening, and some dancing bird thing.
Swan Lake?
That's it.
And you're not worried that Felix is gonna swoop in and steal your woman?
Good evening, you scrappy band of underdogs.
How was the ballet?
Felix, what did you call it?
An invigorating exploration of the boundaries of the human body.
Well, I would like to explore the boundaries of your human body.
I'm sorry, I knew two words in that was going south.
And tomorrow night I have secured us box seats for the Arias of Love concert, featuring our favorite soprano Anna Netrebko!
Oscar, you don't mind if I'm out with Felix another night?
Of course. I can't wait to not go.
I'll change and meet you at your house.
This is the life!
Felix does the boring five hours, then I swoop in at the end of the night for the fun five minutes.
Ten minutes. Ten is good, right?

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