Pancakes, Divorce, Pancakes

  • Season 1, Ep 3
  • 03/20/2014

Forrest hits rock bottom after divorcing Suzanne and forcing himself to eat an unhealthy number of pancakes.

- WITH 1 1/2 PANCAKES TO GO,I HAD HIT A WALL.

MY PRODUCER, GRANT,MADE THE UNPRECEDENTED MOVE

OF STEPPING OUTFROM BEHIND THE CAMERAS

TO PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDEDMORAL SUPPORT.

- HEY, YOU KNOW YOU GOTTO FINISH THESE PANCAKES, RIGHT?

- YEAH.

- YOU DO, MAN.- MM.

- THIS IS YOUR SHOW.DON'T BAIL ON IT.

- GO AWAY, PLEASE.

- I'M JUST DOINGWHAT YOU TOLD ME TO DO.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOUBACK DOWN.

REMEMBER?

"EVEN IF I BEG TO STOP,DON'T LET ME."

THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID.

- THIS ONE IS REALLY STUPID.

- DO YOU REMEMBERWHAT YOU TOLD ME

ABOUT THE GUYWHO SPENT ALL HIS TIME

GROWING FUNGUS ON A STICK?

AND EVERYBODY TOLD HIMTO KNOCK IT OFF,

AND HE WAS GONNA,

UNTIL IT TURNED OUTTO BE PENICILLIN.

- MM-HMM.

- THIS COULD BEYOUR PENICILLIN, FORREST.

- [sighs]

[suspenseful music]

[laughter,cheers, and applause]

- YOU DID IT.YOU DID IT!

[laughing]

OKAY, I'LL TAKE THISWHEN YOU'RE READY.

- AS I LEFT THE RESTAURANT,

I SCANNED MY SOULFOR SOME GREATER WISDOM

TO SHARE WITH HUMANITY.

[heaving]

[spits]UGH.

[groaning softly]

YEAH, THERE'S NOT REALLY

A WHOLE LOT MORETO SAY ABOUT THAT.

IT WAS EXTREMELY UNPLEASANTAND SHOULD BE AVOIDED

AT ALL COSTS.

EATING 15 PANCAKES--HALF A STAR.

- HI.

- [sighs]

PFFFT.

THERE'S SOMETHING I NEED TO TALKWITH YOU ABOUT.

- OKAY.

- I WANT A DIVORCE.- [laughs]

HA HA.GOOD ONE, FORREST.

[chuckles]

- [sighs]

- DO YOU WANT METO MAKE ROOT-BEER FLOATS?

FORREST?- I'M NOT JOKING.

- WHAT?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?- I'M DIVORCING YOU.

[sighs] I CAN'T TELL YOUHOW TERRIBLE IT FEELS.

- WAIT, WHY?WHY--WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

[breathing heavily]OKAY.

- WHY NOT?- WHY NOT?

- YEAH.- FORREST, THINGS HAVE BEEN

JUST AS GOOD BETWEEN USAS THEY'VE EVER BEEN.

- WELL, MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHINGTO BE SAID

FOR GOING OUTON A HIGH NOTE, YOU KNOW?

- A HIGH NOTE?- UH...

- OKAY, ARE YOU--ARE YOU SEEING SOMEONE?

- NO, I'M NOT SEEING--I'M REALLY NOT.

I WISH I COULD TELL YOUTHAT I WAS.

- OKAY, WELL, THEN IS ITA MIDLIFE CRISIS OR SOMETHING?

'CAUSE WE COULD WORK ON ITTOGETHER.

- [groaning]- I'LL BE HERE FOR YOU.

- WHY DOES THERE HAVE TO BEA REASON?

- WHY--WHAT--THERE HAS TO BEA REASON, FORREST.

- STOP LOOKING FOR A REASON!

WE HAVE TO GET DIVORCED!

- WHY?

- ENOUGH OF BEING MARRIED!

I KNOW THIS IS VERY HARD.THIS IS REALLY HARD.

THIS IS A LOT HARDERTHAN I THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE.

- [crying] YOU DON'T LOVE ME.- NO, LISTEN, I REALLY DO.

- THAT'S IT. YOU DON'T LOVE ME.- NO, I REALLY DO.

I REALLY DO LOVE YOU.- OH, MY GOD, ERIC.

WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT ERIC?- AH, YEAH.

[groans]

[huffs and puffs]

HE IS NOT GONNA LIKE THIS.

- HE'S NOT GONNA LIKE IT?

THAT'S YOUR ANSWER?HE'S NOT GONNA LIKE IT?

- OW! OW, OW, OW, OW!- OKAY.

- ALL RIGHT, LOOK,PEOPLE GET DIVORCED ALL THE T--

- DON'T TOUCH ME!

YOU ARE GONNA DIE ALONE!DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

I LOVED YOU MORE THAN ANYONEWOULD LOVE YOU!

- YEAH.- YOU'RE WEIRD!

SO GET OUT OF HERE.

- WELL, I THOUGHTI WOULD SLEEP ON THE COUCH.

DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'SANY CLEAN SINGLE SHEETS?

- I WANT YOU OUT OF HERE.

THE IDEA OF EATINGTWICE THE NUMBER OF PANCAKES

THAT LAID MESO LOW LAST TIME

SHOULD HAVE FILLED MEWITH A SENSE OF DREAD OR FEAR,

BUT I FELT NOTHING.

I GREETED THE PROSPECTOF ALL THIS PAN-FRIED DOUGH

WITH ONLY A VAST,EMPTY NUMBNESS.

- HEY, IT'S MR. PANCAKES!

- BRING ME TEN TALL STACKSOF PANCAKES.

- WHAT?YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

OH, MY GOD.

HEY, FILIPE, GUESS WHAT!

[chuckling]

[foreboding music]

- AND THEN, FROM SOMEWHERE DEEPAND PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN,

THERE SPRANG A RESERVEOF FORTITUDE AND COURAGE.

[dramatic music]

OR WAS IT RESIGNATION...

OR FATALISM...

OR NIHILISM?

OR PERHAPSI SIMPLY UNDERSTOOD,

FROM THE DARKEST CORNEROF MY SOUL,

THAT THESE PANCAKESCOULDN'T KILL ME

BECAUSE I WAS ALREADY DEAD.

- THAT'S MY BOY.

ALL RIGHT.

- [vomiting]

[spits]UGH.

[spits]UGH. MM.

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