Joseph Pulitzer Saves the Statue of Liberty

  • Season 2 , Ep 2
  • 07/08/2014
  • Views: 38,177

When Congress refuses to fund the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, Joseph Pulitzer asks the American public to donate to the cause. (2:35)

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OF THE UNITED STATES, ALL HE HASDONE IS AN ARM HOLDING A TORCH.

BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLEARE LIKE, HOLY [bleep].

THIS IS [bleep] GREAT.

LIKE, I WONDER WHAT THISENTIRE STATUE IS GONNA

LOOK LIKE WHEN IT'S DONE.

AND CONGRESS GOES, ALL RIGHT,

WE WILL ACCEPT YOUR GIFT.

BARTHOLDI IS OVER THE MOON.

OH, THIS IS SO GREAT.THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE SHOULD PROBABLYTALK ABOUT THE PEDESTAL.

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.HOLD ON A SECOND.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT,"PEDESTAL"?

I NEED A PEDESTALTO PUT MY STATUE ON.

AND THE UNITED STATESCONGRESS SAYS,

UM, [bleep] NO.

I'M NOT PAYING FOR [bleep].

BARTHOLDI IS FURIOUS.

I'M GOING THROUGHALL THIS TROUBLE,

AND YOU WON'T EVEN GIVE MEA PLACE TO PUT MY STATUE?

AND CONGRESS SAYS,THAT'S [bleep] RIGHT.

- I LOVE PLAY-DOH.

- THE THING IS--HERE'S THE THING.

BARTHOLDI IS STILL BUILDING,AND EVENTUALLY A STATUE IS DONE.

AND IT'S JUST SITTING HERE,BUT THERE'S NOWHERE TO PUT IT.

[clatter]

- WATCH IT.

- WAS THAT EXPENSIVE,[indistinct]?

IT'S AROUND THAT TIME THAT ANAMERICAN NAMED JOSEPH PULITZER

STEPS IN AND SAYS,THIS IS [bleep] CRAZY.

WE WON'T ACCEPT IT?

WHAT IS GOING ON?

ALL WE HAVE TO GIVE THEMIS A PLACE TO PUT IT.

SO PULITZER MOUNTSA TOTALLY NEW CAMPAIGN.

LOOK, [bleep] CONGRESS.FORGET THE PRESIDENT.

I THINK WE SHOULD BUILDTHIS PEDESTAL.

IF YOU AGREE,I WANT YOU TO GIVE SOME MONEY.

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A LOT.

EVEN IF YOU GIVE A PENNY, I'LLPRINT YOUR NAME IN MY NEWSPAPER.

AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLESTEP UP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

SENDING 5¢, 10, 50¢.

120,000 PEOPLE DONATE,AND PULITZER'S GOING,

YEAH.YEAH.

MY [bleep] NEWSPAPER.

YEAH.

AND EVENTUALLY THEY HAVETHIS PEDESTAL BUILT.

- YOU KNOW WHATI USED TO DO AS A KID?

I LOVED EATING PLAY-DOH.

- DID YOU REALLY?- OH, YEAH.

MM.

- THAT'S [bleep] TERRIBLE.

- [laughs]

- [gags]

I'M NOT EATING PLAY-DOH.- [laughs]

- ARE YOU [bleep] KIDDING ME?

ANYWAYS, THE STATUE OF LIBERTYIS UNVEILED

TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WITHBARTHOLDI ON THE TORCH BALCONY.

LIKE, LOOK AT THIS [bleep].

LOOK AT THIS [bleep]--

[gags]

OH, MY GOD.

- [laughs]- [coughs]

- COME ON.THAT'S THE [bleep] ARM.

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