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Minute 057: One of my Spells

October 18, 2016

Guest Host: Paul Sullivan

Paul Francis Sullivan, a.k.a. “Sully,” is the creator and host of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast ( Every single day since October 24, 2012, he posts an original episode of comedic yet passionate takes, analysis and observations of the game he loves.

Sully, a native New Englander living in California, is an Emmy nominated television producer who has previously produced such shows as “Axe Men“, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Bonnie Hunt Show“. An award-winning filmmaker, he directed the feature film “I’ll Believe You” as well as many short films including “Sergi” as featured on PBS’ “Independent Lens“. He has performed stand up comedy all across the United States and appeared on the TV shows “Monk” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” as well as the upcoming movie “The Wrong Stuff.”


Ada Quonsett was just telling Peter Coakley about how she and her late husband were going to travel to Rome, but he died before their trip. Peter expresses sympathy, then returns to his magazine.

Ada glances at him, then moans. When she gets no reaction, she moans louder. Peter turns toward her as she slumps in her chair.

“What’s wrong?” asks Peter.

“Oh dear,” says Ada. “Oh dear. I’m sorry.”

“What is it, Mrs. Quonsett?” asks Peter.

“I’m sorry, I’m afraid I’m having one of my spells,” says Ada.

“I’ll get help,” says Peter. “I’ll call for a doctor!” says Peter, turning to leave. Ada lunges out and yanks him back to his seat, when resumes her “spell.”

“Oh, it’s — I’ll be alright,” says Ada. “I’ve had this… for years. It -it — it’ll pass. Oh dear – – if I could just lie down… for a little while… I saw a cot… in the ladies’ room a little while… ago…”

“I’ll help you,” says Peter. “Come on.” They get up and walk toward the ladies’ room. “Take it easy,” says Peter. “Are you sure you’re going to be alright? We can sit down along the way, if you’re not.”

As they pass the Travel Insurance counter, D.O. Guerrero enters through the Main Terminal doors. He heads toward the Insurance counter.

Meanwhile, Peter and Ada arrive at the entrance to the ladies’ room.

“You’ll be alright – – we’ll be there in a second,” says Peter.

“I’m much better,” says Ada. “Much better.”

“Are you sure you don’t want me to call for the doctor?” asks Peter.

In this minute

George Kennedy as Joe Patroni
Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld
Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett
John Findlater as Peter Coakley
Van Heflin as D.O. Guerrero



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