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MOVIE NOVEL

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT: SHOCK TREATMENT




(As the rhythmic drums fill the room, Cosmo prepares to sing to his guests...  The song "Shock Treatment" has begun)


COSMO: (singing) "I'm not a loco with motive to suture myself"


COSMO: "I've been a cynic for too many years"


COSMO: (singing) "Playin' doctor and nurse, it can't be good for your health"


(Janet and Bert listen on, with an occasion laugh or grin)


COSMO: (singing) "I've seen clinics with those gimmicks in tangiers"


(Nation closes the cell door)


NATION: (singing) "But if you open your heart to a smooth operater"


JANET: "Ooh"


NATION: (singing) "He'll take you for all that you've got"


JANET: "haha"


NATION: (singing) "He'll hand you a curse that'll be with you later"


(more brainwashed grinning)


NATION: "It'll shake ya the way he takes off...like a shot."


COSMO: (stealing Bert's walking cane) "You need a bit of...."