The Meaning of Life Script
Part VI B: The Meaning of Life
ANNOUNCER: The Meaning of Life: Part Six B: The Meaning of
MAÎTRE D: M-hm-hmm. You know, Maria, I sometimes wonder if
we'll ever discover the meaning of it all working in a place like this.
MARIA: Oh, I've worked in worse places, philosophically
MAÎTRE D: Really, Maria?
MARIA: Yes. I used to work in the Académie Française, but it
didn't do me any good at all,
A-- and I once worked in the library in the Prado in Madrid, but it
didn't teach me nothing, I recall,
And the Library of Congress you'd have thought would hold some key,
But it didn't, and neither did the Bodleian Library.
In the British Museum I hoped to find some clue.
I worked there from nine till six, read every volume through,
But it didn't teach me nothing about life's mystery.
I just kept getting older, and it got more difficult to see,
Till, eventually, me eyes went and me arthritis got bad,
And so now I'm cleaning up in here, but I can't be really sad,
'Cause, you see, I feel that life's a game. You sometimes win or lose,
And though I may be down right now, at least I don't work for Jews.
MAÎTRE D: [choking]
I'm so sorry. I-- I had no idea we had a-- a racist working here. I--
I-- I-- I apologise most sincerely. I mean, well, w-- W-- where are you
going? Know what? I can explain, uh,-- Ehh, quel dommage.
GASTON: As for me, huh, if you want to know what I think,
[sniff] I'll show you something. Come with me.
MAÎTRE D: Ah! I was saying that-- Uh, allo?
GASTON: Come on.
MAÎTRE D: Ah, allo? Allo?
GASTON: This way. Come on. Don't be shy. Mind the stairs, all
right? I think this will help explain. Come along. Come along. Over
here. Come on. Come on.
Come on. This way. Stay by me, uh?
Nearly there, now. You see that? That's where I was born. You know, one
day, my-- my mother, she put me on her knee and she said to me, 'Gaston,
my son, the world is a beautiful place. You must go into it and... love
everyone, try to make everyone happy, and bring peace and contentment
everywhere you go,' and so, I became a waiter. Well, it's-- it's not
much of a philosophy, I know,... but, well,... fuck you. I can live my
own life in my own way if I want to. Fuck off.
VOICE: [cough cough]
GASTON: Don't come following me!