“I don’t want my boss to see me in a wrinkly skirt. What would Mr. Grimble think?”
~Amy Starr in Legal Briefs
Playing a hapless lawyer, Amy waits for an important client to return to his upscale apartment. She is just starting a series of accidents and has already spilled water all over her shirt. Ever conscious about making a good impression, Amy decides to iron her skirt while the blouse she was wearing dries in the oven.
I like this line, not only for what she says, but also how she says it. The tone in her voice is playfully naughty, but it’s like Amy’s character is sexy without even trying to be sexy.
The off-screen character Mr. Grimble was of course a wink and a nod to the Grimble Gang from my early productions. They do not appear in this video, and it was meant to be an inside joke for those familiar with them. One can almost imagine Mr. Grimble is really Bananas, and he has set the whole thing up.
The great irony of this line is that a wrinkly skirt is the least of Amy’s worries to be seen in.