THE BLUE LAGOON
WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS DAY STEWART
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY H.D. STACPOOLE
TRANSCRIBED BY KENDRA STEINER
The Blue Lagoon, in Pictures, Part 13, 1980
PADDY: Richard. Emmeline. I want you both to promise me something. I want you both to promise me that you will never, ever go over to the other side of the island.
RICHARD: [distracted] Why, Paddy?
[[[Paddy jumps up and takes the picture viewer away to make them pay attention.]]]
PADDY: Why because I tell you that’s why! There’s nasty things that go on over there, see. Vile, evil, sinister things!
RICHARD: Like what?
EMMELINE: Yes, Mr. Button. Like what?
PADDY: Well for a start that’s where the boogey man lives.
RICHARD: Boogey man?
PADDY: That’s right and you know what happens when the boogey man gets his hands on little people like yourselves? Hmm? Why he just eats ‘em. He pops ‘em into his mouth like candy and he chews ‘em up, and he swallows ‘em, bones and all! Do you know what law is? Well from now on that’s the law see. No one goes over to the other side.
[[[A rainy day. Richard and Emmeline sit inside the hut. Emmeline is wearing britches, a vest, and a top-hat. Richard is wearing a dress and a shawl. His knees are drawn up to look like breasts.]]]
EMMELINE: You look funny.
PADDY: Hey there, children, where are ya?
[[[Paddy runs into the hut and stops, confused for a moment.]]]
RICHARD: Ha ha look at me!
[[[Paddy grabs the feather-boa from around Richard’s neck and quickly puts it around his own, mocking Richard.]]]
PADDY: Ha ha look at me.
[[[Richard and Emmeline giggle, and Paddy begins to laugh.]]]
[[[Nighttime. Paddy is drunk. He crawls out of the hut dressed up like a girl and begins to do a sort of hula dance around the fire, much to the children’s amusement.]]]
PADDY: La de de da uh ya de de de dup da da da dum de da da le da dee oy ah!
[[[He falls over, then sits up.]]]
EMMELINE: You’re silly when you drink out of that barrel.
PADDY: Hush. This is a serious dance.
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