Quiz Show

Well, don't you think
that's natural ?

Joe Louis was the champ for 12 years.
Nobody ever wanted Joe Louis to lose.

- Think about the cause of education.
- The cause of education ?

l waited 29 years for this.
Now l'm supposed to take a dive
for the cause of education ?

l didn't say take a dive.
Now l'm askin' you for your help.

Fine. Just let me
play it honestly.

- Will you keep your voice down ?
- Give me a number. Go ahead.
Give me a number.

- Excuse me, sir. Give me
a number, a-a random number.
- l don't know. Twenty-three ?

Beethoven was 23 when he
composed his first piano sonata.

ln 1923, Jack Bentley set the record
for average by a pitcher, batting .427.

There are 23 chromosomes
in the human egg.

- Herb--
- Also, the human sperm.

Twenty-third president: Benjamin
Harrison. Asian countries along
the 23rd parallel--

Look, don't start believing
your own bullshit, all right ?

You wouldn't know
the name of Paul Revere's horse
if he took a crap on your lawn.

- She.
- What ?

- lt was a mare, remember ?
- Look, you lose when
l tell you to lose.

- But why now ?
- lt's an arrangement.

- lt's always been an arrangement.
- But if you told me to lose before,

if you told me to lose right from
the beginning, that l'd understand.

That'd be the story of my life.
But why now ? What did l do ?

Look at the big picture. lt's not like
television is gonna go away, you know.

- l mean, think about the future.
- You mean like a panel show ?

Uh, check. Look, l'm gonna do
what l can do, Herb.

But meanwhile, maybe you could use
somebody to talk to.

l'm gonna give you the name
of my analyst. Just send me the bills.

- You know, l could be terrific
on one of those panel shows.
- Here you go, sir.

Witty, off-the-cuff.
A Bill Cullen sort of thing.

Now the last category
is movies.

We're gonna ask you what won the Academy
Award for Best Picture in 1955.

You don't know it.
Your answer On The Waterfront.

Oh, no. Oh, no.
Don't-- Don't do that.

Not Marty.
l saw Marty three times.

The Best Picture from two years ago
and l don't know it ?

Someone of your intellect,
and it's such a simple question.

- Don't you see the drama of that ?
- Drama ?

Herb, don't do this
to yourself.

Please, let me lose on a physics
question, not Marty, Dan.

Don't do this to me.
lt's too humiliating.

For 70 grand, Herb,
you can afford to be humiliated.