GE 1997-8 Season 4 Episode 5: What's That Noise?
Note: this is not a transcript, but a working draft of the script, so there may be differences in the aired version.
PAUL: The week does fly, and what will the wind whisk in but the most
popular game show in the northern hemisphere, What's That Noise From Nfld. !
Last week we had a winner in our contest and the new guesses at the current
noise have been flowing in thick and fast.
Hollis Duffett, person with finger poised above the sound button, give us a push.
SFX: THE NOISE
That's the hubbub, bub.
Let's see if anybody really knows what that is... down in to the bag of
listener mail I descend, and here's an e-mail, haven't had one of those
in a while ... and it's from ... how do you read the addresses on these
things ... oh, I see, he's put his address on the bottom, smart guy.
It's from Torbay, a satellite community circling the sun that is the
capital city of St. John's, and it's from Dave Dempster, and Dave writes:
"Paul: I was most disappointed in the result of last weekend's draw.
Having given copious rationale for my identification of the sound of a
propane gas burner being used to inflate a hot air balloon at the Gander
Hot Air Balloon Festival, with the added recognition of the hint of a
Gander accent among the young voices heard in the background ... you
picked out an entry from Nova Scotia. I can only presume that the BCN
is conducting its own little covert operation in national unity. Let a
token mainlander win a Newfoundland prize and they won't kick us out of
confederation without our old age pension cheques. I can only warn you
very strongly, Paul: (pause for effect and in a low and menacing voice) it won't work.
Now to the new sound which I recognized immediately:- it is of course a
winter sound from Duckworth St., in fact from the front steps of the BCN
Building itself, the sound of a steel snow shovel (not aluminium) being
scaped to remove snow but also and mainly ice from the entrance to the
holy of holys The BCN Building. Now let's have no more of this unity
nonsense and give the prize to one of your own who have in the past and
in the present and will continue into the future to shovel coal for our
beloved radio station."
And that's signed Dave Dempster of Torbay.
First, Dave, sorry, the noise from Nfld is not a shovel - neither steel,
aluminum nor coal. So, keep guessing.
And second, there is no cabal, no BCN national unity subtext. All the
submissions to What's That Noise From Nfld are placed in a giant mail
sack drum barrel type thing and each week I draw an entry at random.
What's That Noise is audited by Pilgrim & Burns who attest to its honesty.
There's no call for needless paranoia.
Enough of the doubting Dempster, faithful fans, get your pencil and paper ready,
I'll give you the contest address right after you hear the noise one more time.
Hollis Duffet, if you would be so kind.
SFX: THAT NEW NOISE
More noise than you can shake a stick at !
If you think you recognize it, write us immediately at What's That Noise
From Nfld., c/o the BCN, 342 Duckworth St., St. John's, Nfld., A1C 1H5.
Or e-mail us. Our electronic address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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