Todd and Blair Remember "Every Little Bit"
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Todd and Blair
"Every Little Bit"
Todd: If you let me nod off you'd finally have me out of your life.
Blair: You've always been a part of my life ever since you sat next to me at Rodis and somebody came in and played that stupid Louie Armstrong song.
Todd: It was Nat King Cole!
Blair: It was Louie Armstrong!
Todd: It was Nat King Cole! How could you forget something like that?
Blair: What else do you remember?
Todd: Every little bit!
Todd: Wouldn't it be great if with a big eraser you could erase all the bad stuff?
Blair: Well if I got rid of all the bad stuff...
Todd: Well you wouldn't have any memories of me.
Blair: If I got rid of all of the bad stuff, then all the good stuff wouldn't be as meaningful.
[Blair recalls that Todd won the most pathetic contest.]
Todd: Is that a good memory or a bad memory?
Blair: A good memory, because before I ran into you that night I thought I was all alone in the world and after that night... I didn't!
The First Meeting
Where it all began: Rodi's July 1994
(Blair sits alone at the bar drinking)
(Juke Box starts playing "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole)
(Todd and Blair simultaneously turn around)
Todd: Hey, why don't you do everybody a favor and turn that garbage off?
Blair: Oh man, would you turn that off, please?
(They both turn back around and "notice" each other)
Blair: Sounds like someone got burned.
Todd: Listen to that junk, would ya? Somebody talking about how you should follow your heart. Nobody does, everybody's too worried about doing the right thing, making the right choice. A choice everybody else thinks they should make, not what they want to do.
Blair: And you, and you keep watching them make the wrong choice every time. They know it. You know, they know.
Todd: Right you can't stop them, it's all screwed up.
Blair: Yeah. I know this guy. Really beautiful. The love of his life comes along, a chance to start all over. She really loved him a lot. You know he would've gone with her too. Gone, gone away except...
Todd: See, except, there's always an except. Go ahead, what?
Blair: Except there was this accident. His wife, she was, she was hurt.
Blair: Real bad. So, he'll just go back to his wife, if she'll take him back. But, not for love.
Todd: Oh, no, no, no. He's gotta go ahead do the right thing.
Blair: Outta guilt. That's all. He goes back to her outta guilt. When he really should...
Todd: Yeah, he should be right. He should be with his love, his true love, his real love; he should be with her.
Blair: He should be with me. He should be with me.
Todd: Alright, same thing's going on with me.
Todd: There's this chick I know, right? Only where is she? Who's she with? She's shacking up with some dumb looking, rich, preppy jerk...
Todd: ...And Why? Because everybody says it's the right thing for her to do cause he's such a nice guy. Such a nice, nice, nice wimp. To hell with them, that's what I say, right? To hell with them.
(Todd accidentally knocks Blair's purse on the floor; Blair stands to retrieve purse)
Todd: Sorry, hey, hey, hey, sit down, I'll get it, alright?
Blair: It's okay, it's okay, I've already got it.
(Blair bends down to get purse and notices Todd's ankle monitor)
Rodi's: The Second Meeting
Rodi's July 1994 after their first meeting
(Todd sitting at the bar drinking. In walks Blair. She doesn't notice Todd sitting in the "shadows")
Rocky: What is a lady like you doing camped out on a barstool at 3:00 a.m.?
Blair: I like the crowd.
Rocky: Bull. You should be out with people, having conversations, few laughs, whatever. Who knows, you might even find a nice guy and go home with him.
Blair: You got somebody in mind for me, Rocky?
Rocky: As a matter of fact, you're looking at him.
(Blair gives a mild laugh)
Rocky: It's not that funny.
Blair: No, you don't understand, you are way too good for me.
Rocky: Let me be the judge of that. From what you said you seem to have that Holden guy out of your system. Why not give me a shot?
Blair: No, that's the problem with listening to me. See, I only tell half the truth. Max may be out of my life, but I don't think he will ever be out of my system.
Rocky: You know how I gave up cigarettes?
Rocky (places a bowl of pistachios in front of Blair): Pistachios.
Rocky: Mm hmm. Think of me as a pistachio.
Blair: Well thank you, Rocky. But I think Max is a habit that may take the rest of my life to break.
(Blair opens a pistachio and it is empty)
Blair: Great, typical. I pick an empty one.
(Blair is startled as a hand reaches in the pistachio bowl)
Blair: Hey, what...Todd.
Todd: What's the matter, Blair? Did I scare you?
(Apparently "last call" at the bar has been made and Todd is irritated)
Todd: I'll buy her one. Hell, I'll even buy you one.
Rocky: I told you Manning, I gave last call an hour ago. Now I'm closing in five. Sweet dreams.
Todd: Fine. You know what? From now on, I'm taking my business to the Palace Hotel.
Blair: They won't let you in.
Todd: Why not? They let you in.
Blair: You know, I don't even need this. If you came here to make my life miserable. Somebody got ahead of you, alright?
Todd: What's the matter, Blair? You still mooning over that married guy who went back to his wife? Don't you know? There's nothing more boring that unrequited love.
Blair (moves into Todd's "personal space"): Oh yeah, and you ought to know.
Todd (moves in even closer): Buzz off.
Blair (moves back): Yeah, buzz off. What are you doing back here, Todd?
Todd: I live upstairs, remember?
Blair: Yes, I remember, you told me that earlier. But I also remember that you left to go to work at the hospital.
Todd: I have a confession to make. Todd's been a very, very naughty boy
Blair: Whatcha do, Todd?
The First Park Scene- "The Most Pathetic Contest"
Todd asked Rebecca to marry him and she turned him down. Later they run into to each other at the hospital. Rebecca yells at him that he's nothing but an animal, and Todd puts his fist through the wall, causing it to bleed. Todd later leaves the hospital. Blair runs into Tina at the park who informs her that Max and Luna are having a party to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows. Blair is crushed by the news and sits down on a park bench, her head in her hands. Todd walks silently into the park and surprises Blair. This was T&B's fourth encounter and it leads to the start of the infamous "Most Pathetic Contest".
Todd: Yeah, I guess that's why they call you Miss Congenialty. Huh? (they leave the park)
My Deepest Appreciation To One Of The Staunchest T&Bers Ever, Aipar (Anne), for the Todd and Blair Transcript!