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Sally (Character)
from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Dr. Finkelstein: Sally! You came back.
Sally: I had to.
Dr. Finkelstein: For this.
[holds Sally's detached arm; she causes it to wave at herself]
Sally: [smiles] Yes.
Dr. Finkelstein: Shall we, then?

Dr. Finkelstein: That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off.
Sally: Three times!

Jack Skellington: Sally! I need your help most of all.
Sally: You certainly do, Jack. I've had the most horrible vision!
Jack Skellington: That's splendid!

Sally: Lunch!
Dr. Finkelstein: Mm, what's this?
[sniffs]
Dr. Finkelstein: Wormswort! Mmm...
[prepares to take a bite but then sniffs suspiciously]
Dr. Finkelstein: ...And frog's breath?
Sally: [innocently] What's wrong? I thought you *liked* frog's breath.
Dr. Finkelstein: Nothing's more suspicious than frog's breath! Until *you* taste it, I won't swallow a spoonful!
Sally: I'm not hungry.
[shrugs and in doing so pretends to accidentally knock over the spoon he holds up]
Sally: Oops!
Dr. Finkelstein: [as she shoves the spoon aside on the floor and, still bent over, removes a slotted spoon from her sock] You want me to starve! An old man like me who hardly has strength as it is! Me! To whom you owe your very *life*!
Sally: Oh, don't be silly!
[Dips the sifting spoon in the soup and pretends to taste it]
Sally: Mmmm! See? Scrumptious.

Sally: [singing] What will become of my dear friend? / Where will his actions lead us then? / Oh, how I'd like to join the crowd / In their enthusiastic cloud. / Try as I may, it doesn't last. / And will we ever / End up together? / No, I think not. / It's never to become, / For I am not the one.

Sally: I had the most terrible vision.
Jack Skellington: That's splendid!
Sally: No - it was about your Christmas. There was smoke... and fire!
Jack Skellington: That's not *my* Christmas! *My* Christmas is filled with laughter, and joy... and this: my Sandy Claws outfit. I want you to make it.
Sally: Jack, please listen to me. It's going to be a disaster!
Jack Skellington: How could it be? Just follow the pattern!
[holds up design of outfit]
Jack Skellington: This part's red, the trim is white...
Sally: It's a mistake, Jack!
Jack Skellington: Now don't be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my Sandy Claws outfit?
Mayor: Next!
Jack Skellington: I have every confidence in you.
Sally: But it seems wrong to me. Very wrong.

Jack Skellington: [singing] My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars...
Jack Skellington, Sally: And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be.

Sally: [examining Jack in his newly-finished Santa suit] You don't look like yourself, Jack. Not at all.
Jack Skellington: Isn't that wonderful? It couldn't be more wonderful!
Sally: [holds up the clipboard sketch of him] But you're the Pumpkin King!
Jack Skellington: Not anymore!
[breks it over his knee]
Jack Skellington: I feel SO much better now!
Sally: [pulling a loose thread from his cuff] Jack, I know you think something's missing, but -
[accidentally catches his finger]
Jack Skellington: [lightly] Ow.
Sally: Sorry.
Jack Skellington: You're right. Something *is* missing. But what? I've got the beard... the coat... the boots... the belt...
Jack Skellington, Lock, Barrel: [come in] Jack! Jack! This time we found him!
Jack Skellington: This time we really did.
Lock: He sure is big, Jack!
Barrel: And heavy!
Santa: [bursting out the bag] Let me out!
[the Halloween citizens gasp in awe]
Jack Skellington: Sandy Claws - in person. What a pleasure to meet you.
[prepares to shake but then looks down when their HANDS touch]
Jack Skellington: Wh - ! Why, you have *hands*! You don't have claws at all!
Jack Skellington: [dazed] Where am I?
Jack Skellington: Consider this a vacation, Santy. A reward. It's your turn to take it easy.
Santa: B-But there must be some mistake!
Jack Skellington: See that he's comfortable... Just a second, fellas! Of *course*! *That's* what I'm missing!
[takes Santa's hat]
Santa: B-But...
Jack Skellington: Thanks.
Santa: Hang on - you just can't -
[has the bag thrown over him again]
Santa: Hold on! Where are we going now?
[the henchmen leave with him]
Jack Skellington: Ho, ho, *ho*! No...
[monotone]
Jack Skellington: Ho, ho, ho. Ho...
Sally: This is worse than I thought. Much worse. I know!
[leaves to get fog juice]

Sally: [sings] I sense there's something in the wind / That feels like tragedy's at hand. / And though I'd like to stand by him, / Can't shake this feeling that we have. / The worst is just around the bend. / And does he notice / My feelings for him? / And will he see / How much he means to me? / I think it's not to be.

Jack Skellington: Sally, I need your help more than anyone's.
Sally: You certainly do, Jack: I had the most terrible vision.
Jack Skellington: That's splendid!
Sally: No, it was about your Christmas, there was smoke and fire!
Jack Skellington: [chuckles] That's not my Christmas, my Christmas is filled with laughter and joy, and this!
Jack Skellington: [Jack shows Sally a sketching of himself in a replica of Santa's suit] My Sandy Claws outfit; I want you to make it!
Sally: Jack, please listen to me, it's going to be a disaster!
Jack Skellington: How could it be? Just follow the pattern. This part's red, the trim is white.
Sally: It's a mistake, Jack.
Jack Skellington: Now don't be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my Sandy Claws outfit?

Sally: Good-bye Jack... My dearest Jack... Oh, how I hope my premonition is wrong.
Sally: [the musicians start playing, Sally starts singing] I sense there's something in the wind / That feels like tragedy's at hand / And though I'd like to stand by him / Can't shake this feeling that I have / The worst is just around the bend / And does he notice / My feelings for him? / And will he see / How much he means to me? / I think it's not to be. / What will become of my dear friend? / Where will his actions lead us then? /
Sally: [Sally walks through the iron gate, song continues] Although I'd like to join the crowd / In their enthusiastic cloud / Try as I may, it doesn't last /
Sally: [pets a black cat, song continues] And will we ever / End up together? / No, I think not / It's never to become / For I am not the one.
[song ends]


The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (2004) (VG)
Sally: [singing] We should have known not to believe / Then things would not have turned so bad.
Jack Skellington: [singing] It's true his plan was to deceive / But that should not make you so sad.

Jack Skellington: [singing] You give me strength, you show you care / I cannot fail with you so near / I know I'd be lost without you...
Jack Skellington, Sally: [singing] We'll stand together/Now and forever. And I'll tell you, this very troubled night / That we will set things right...