Time for the last page!!
George runs into his house and the only people in the foyer are the bank examiner, a reporter, and a guy serving a warrant. I’m sorry, but who let these morons in? Are the kids safe? And would the bank examiner really be working on Christmas Eve in the first place?
Strange men in my house with a camera
and my unsupervised kids? JACKPOT!
George sees his kids at the top of the stairs and hugs them. Mary, who was out looking for George, comes back in the house. She looks at the strangers and runs right by them to hug George. See, now I’d be like GET THE HELL OUT OF MY HOUSE STRANGER DANGER!
Mary pulls George downstairs and into the living room while stranger dangers look on. Mary goes to the door and invites everyone in – they brought a basket full of money to help out – all donations from the townspeople. Don’t these people have families? Or lives? Everyone has donated to help George Bailey – even Violet who has decided to stay.
Oh, sure, but when I do laundry all I get is a basket full of lint!
All the people thank George for what he’s done for them, then a telegram is in from London – Sam Hee-Ha Wainwright has authorized $25,000 for George to have and use as he needs! So someone was able to get ahold of Sam, huh? Guess George didn’t try that hard.
The entire group begins to sing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” or whatever that song is called. The bank examiner donates some money and the man there to serve the warrant tears it up because even though George stole the money, people donated enough for his bail and he’s good to go. I love movie law.
No, really, Princess Leia hair works on you.
Hey! It’s Harry! He shakes George’s hand and says he left in the middle of his celebration when he got Mary’s telegram. Damn, she’s been busy! Harry makes a toast. “To my big brother George, the richest man in town.” Everyone cheers and George looks stunned because he realizes he really is. Except for the fact that he has no money and the Building and Loan is down $8,000.
I got all the good stuff you didn’t! Sucker!
They all start singing “Auld Lang Syne” as George picks up a copy of Tom Sawyer that was left on the pile of money. Unless it’s a first edition, that ain’t going to help! Inside there’s an inscription: “Dear George – Remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence.” A bell on the tree rings and one of the Bailey kids says, “Teacher says when a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” George says, “That a boy, Clarence.” Singing and singing.
Clarence’s bell is ringing! Thatswhatshesaid!
When do they beat the shit out of Potter? That’s my favorite part! It always seems to get edited out when they show this on TV. Damn you, NBC.
Now that’s more like it!
Merry Christmas Gasmii! Oh, I said it.
This reminds me…I need to buy a lottery ticket.