Scampi: Can you speak Italian?
Peter: Are you asking me?
Scampi: Who else would I be asking?
Peter: If I speak Italian?
Scampi: Do you?
Peter: Certainly not.
Scampi: Yeah I knew that.
Peter: Then why did you ask?
Scampi: Have you ever tried to see the backs of your legs? It’s impossible.
Peter: I can see my calves.
Scampi: Yeah, so can I. I mean the backs of your legs. That you can’t see.
Peter: Why do you wish to know?
Scampi: I dunno.
Scampi: I do not know.
Peter: Perhaps I shall avail myself of a siesta.
Scampi: A siesta? Avail yourself?
Scampi: The sun is shining.
Peter: Yes. It fatigues me.
Scampi: Fatigues you?
Peter: That is what I said.
Peter: So much bluster.
Scampi: Well, yes. It’s the only appropriate response to this sort of – mania.
Peter: My desire to take a nap?
Scampi: Precisely. Who do you think you are, Rip van Winkle?
Peter: Certainly not.
Scampi: You don’t sound so sure.
Peter: I am not debating this.
Scampi: Why? Because you can’t?
Scampi: Oh ho!
Peter: What does that even mean? That doesn’t mean anything.
Scampi: Why don’t you just curl up under the mountain? On a pile of treasure?
Peter: Because I am not a dragon.
Scampi: Says you. What happened to embracing the world?
Peter: Someone’s arms got tired.
Scampi: What? What?
Peter: Who said anything about embracing the world, anyway?
Scampi: I did. I just did.
Peter: Yes. Well, now’s your chance.
Scampi: How many times do I have to say this, Peter? We’re in this venture together.
Peter: What venture?
Scampi: This one.
Peter: Are we venture capitalists? Is that what you’re saying?
Scampi: Of a sort. Perhaps.
Peter: I didn’t hear anything about embracing the world. That wasn’t in the contract.
Scampi: Ebenezer Scrooge.
Peter: This analogy montage is giving me cerebral spasms.
Scampi: Keep up.
Peter: Calm down.
THANKS TO PETER AND HIS WAYS, AN IMPASSE IS FORCED.
Scampi: Thanks a lot.
Peter: Wait, how was this my fault?
Scampi: Such protestations. Goodness.
Peter: I don’t appreciate this sort of –
Scampi: Oh, Peter.
Peter: That is my name.
Scampi: We know. That is the one thing we’ve been able, with the available instruments, to establish, time and time again.
Peter: What instruments?
Scampi: The ones at our disposal, evidently.
Scampi: I could build a fire.
Peter: Out of what?
Scampi: It’s something we can do. We human creatures.
Scampi: We could have some coffee. Would you like some coffee?
Peter: I feel faint.
Scampi: It will get better. Keep your limbs moving.
Peter: I feel. Ah.
Scampi: I know. It won’t last.
Scampi: It will get better. Soon.
Scampi: Keep moving.