George yells at the whole family then kicks over building and bridge models he has in his living room. When in the hell does he have time for hobbies? He looks around at his terrorized family and apologizes to everyone as they bawl their eyes out. People, clearly George is having a breakdown. Either call 911 or get the happy pills.
Anger management is not George Bailey’s strong point.
George walks out of the house and Mary gets on the phone, probably to call her friends for a martini and bitch session. The kids ask if daddy’s alright and Mary says they need to pray hard for him. That would not instill a lot of confidence. “Uncle Billy?” Mary asks. Yeah, maybe he can fill in some missing details.
Psychic Hotline? Why yes, my husband has gone crazy!
George heads straight over to Potter to ask for help. I’d rather suck eggs, but this does move the movie along. He tells Potter he needs to raise $8,000 immediately and Potter says that reporters and the DA are all looking for him. Potter asks him if there is something fishy going on…playing the market, a woman (like VIOLET?), a meth habit?
Potter asks why he didn’t go to Sam Hee-Ha for the money (out of the country) or his friends (they’re poor). All George has is his insurance policy that he has $500 invested in. Potter says George is worth more dead than alive. Aren’t we all? Potter calls the police and swears out a warrant for George’s arrest. George tears out of there but Potter says he can’t hide in this town.
George stops by the bar where his Italian friend works and drinks up. It’s pretty clear to anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of body language that something is terribly, terribly wrong with George. George begins praying for help but you know how that goes. NO ONE IS LISTENING!
If you ever see a friend looking like this, offer help immediately.
“Show me the way God, I’m at the end of my rope,” he says. Then half the work is already done, right? Just put it around your neck and jump! The bartender asks George if he wants someone to drive him home and his Italian friend asks why he’s drinking so much. A man next to him realizes it’s George Bailey and punches him – it’s the teacher’s husband. He says his wife cried for an hour. No wonder he’s at the bar, no one needs that on Christmas Eve.
George gets in his car and drives off. He runs into a tree and the owner of the tree runs out and bitches at George for making a dent in the tree. Suck it!
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