In Washington, DC, Jim is at the German Embassy suspended outside a chamber where President Grant and Artie are watching a fencing match for the President’s Cup. Jim continues up to the window where a German messenger is carrying a mysterious black box. On the next floor, Jim slips in through a window...Read the full recap
Baron Hinterstoisser: I also want you to bring your associate, uh, ... by the way, where is Mr. West?
President Grant: Well, Gordon?
Artemus: Well, sir, last time, I saw him he was heading for the garden.
President Grant: What the devil for?
Artemus: Well, sir, he said something about wanting to show the Big Dipper to the daughter of the Lithuanian Ambassador.
President Grant: Oh, I see...
President Grant: In the past three months, seven of our personnel have gone into that embassy for one security errand or another. Not one of them has returned. They must be presumed dead.
James: That ought to lend a certain interest to the proceedings, Sir.
Artemus: Did it ever occur to you that red might mean danger? For instance, red for fire, fire of explosion?
James: What would they want to explode?
Artemus: People who fool around with their levers.
Artemus: Listen, I've been giving that a lot of thought.
Artemus: Yeah. You know, you remember how everyone was laughing when I pretended to be the President. Even I thought it was funny.
James: It was funny. So?
Artemus: Well, I've been thinking. Suppose, now, just suppose, that I made another kinetoscope, only longer this time, eh? And we rented a hall. I betcha people would pay money to see that.
James: Pay money to see it? Oh, come on, Artie.
Artemus: A dime? A nickel?
James: Artie, here, have another champagne.
Artemus: It was just a thought.
James: I'm glad it was just a thought, Artie.