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Minute 060: Could You Hurry Please?

October 21, 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, hiding in a phone booth across from Gate 33, watches the activity at the gate counter intently. Marcus Rathbone wanted a seat in the fourth row, but none are available.

“Well, I’m terribly sorry, sir,” says the gate agent, “but this is the best we can do.” He holds up a boarding pass to show Rathbone.

“Well, give it to me!” says Rathbone, snatching it away. Rathbone walks to the Jetway.

Tanya and Harry are walking Harry’s niece Judy Barton to the Jetway as well.

“Now, did you say this is some kind of exchange program?” asks Tanya.

“Yes,” says Judy, “You see, the Italian girl would be living with my folks, and I’ll be living with them.”

“Oh,” says Tanya, “Well, that should be quite an experience.” They walk down the Jetway with Judy.

Meanwhile, Guerrero hurries to a red and blue US mailbox. He takes a brief look at the letter:

Great Lakes Fidelity
PO Box 600
Chicago, ILL 62290

Addressed to :

Mrs. D.O. Guerrero
627 S 51st Street
Chicago, Illinois

and then puts the letter in the mailbox. Guerrero walks briskly down a long concourse corridor.

Meanwhile, Inez is sitting in the back of a taxi. She leans toward the driver.

“I’m sorry,” says Inez. “Could you hurry, please?”

The taxi driver points out through the windshield, “There’s the terminal, lady! Over there. It’ll just be a couple of more minutes now.”

Back at Gate 33, Harry and Tanya walk up the Jetway after saying goodbye to Judy.

“Now,” says Harry, “how about letting me buy you a cup of coffee?”

“Good!” says Tanya.”Mr. Bakersfeld’s in there having dinner – – we can join him.” She looks over her shoulder. “Let me check the counter first.”

“Right,” says Harry, who pauses by the Jetway entrance.

Guerrero is at the ticket counter. The gate agent says, “Here you are, sir: 23-A. Have a good flight!”

“Thank you,” says Guerrero, taking his boarding pass. He walks past Tanya without looking at her.

Tanya looks at the manifest. “Just two no-shows,” she says.



In this minute

Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett
Van Heflin as D.O. Guerrero
Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston
Lloyd Nolan as Harry Standish
Eileen Wesson as Judy Barton
Unknown as Gate Agent
Peter Turgeon as Marcus Rathbone



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