Minute 035: Will You Be Home for Dinner?


HOSTS: Jonathan Howell and Chris Ramirez of the Minute Impossible Podcast

Everyone on the elevator is laughing at Roger. 

“Lobby please,” says the elevator operator. “Watch your step.”

Licht and Valerian make a move to exit the elevator, but Thornhill blocks them. “Oh no, gentlemen, please! Ladies first,” says Thornhill. “Come along, ladies! That’s right – – come along, good!” 

The henchmen are blocked by the women exiting the elevator. Thornhill squeezes through the exit door of the Plaza hotel lobby. 

“Roger! Roger – – will you be home for dinner?” yells Roger’s mom as he leaves. Licht and Valerian pursue.

Thornhill jumps in front of yet another group of passengers waiting at the Plaza’s taxi stand, and leaps into a cab. 

“Where to?” asks the cabbie.

“I don’t know,” says Roger, “just keep going.”

Thornhill spots the henchmen getting into a cab behind them. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out the picture of  Townsend from the hotel room.  Suddenly, he gets an idea.

“Take me to the United Nations,” says Roger. 

“Right,” says the cabbie.

“General Assembly Building,” continues Roger. 

“Right,” says the cabbie. 

“I’m being followed,” says Roger. “Can you do anything about it?”

“Yes, I can,” says the cabbie.

“Do it,” replies Roger. 

Time passes, and the taxi pulls up to the United Nations on First Avenue.  Roger steps out of the taxi and closes the car door. 

In This Episode:

  • Cary Grant     as Roger O. Thornhill
  • Jessie Royce Landis    as Clara Thornhill
  • Robert Ellington     as Licht
  • Adam Williams     as Valerian
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