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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998) Poster

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Emira Eagle: Frankie and I were married, 1967 in Augusta, Georgia. I paid for his funeral. And I don't recall seeing any of you there.

Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters: Oh, please. Don't even play me. Comin' up in here wearing white *after* Labor Day looking like a down-home schoolmarm!

Emira Eagle: YES, I am a down-home schoolmarm. I teach English in high school. A class you obviously skipped.

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Frankie Lymon: How come you keep stepping on my heart?

Zola Taylor: You prefer I pee on it? That's what's going to happen if you don't let me off this bus.

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Frankie Lymon: [grabs Zola as she enters backstage and kisses her] Baby, you are one fine thing.

Zola Taylor: [slaps Frankie]

Young Little Richard: Ooh! Ouch! You want me to get you some ice?

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Emira Eagle: That was the last time I saw him... alive. About a week later, Frankie's brother called to tell me that Frankie had overdosed.

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Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters: I loved Frankie! And yes, I would have done aynthing, ANYTHING to save his life!

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Frankie Lymon: Do you love him?

Zola Taylor: I told you, Frankie. He's a nice, good man...

Frankie Lymon: I didn't ask that! I asked you do you love him?

Zola Taylor: YES! I love him, okay?

Frankie Lymon: Oh, no, no... You said that marriage would tie you down. You just didn't want to be tied down to me.

Zola Taylor: No, I never said that, Frankie.

Frankie Lymon: Oh, yeah, that's what you said. Now, let me tell you something. You gonna always be tied down to me. Whether you like it ot not. We're like magnets...

[forcefully kisses Zola]

Zola Taylor: [pushes Frankie away] Mm-mmm. Don't do this to me, Frankie.

Frankie Lymon: Don't leave me right now, Zola.

Zola Taylor: [flashes ring] I'm married.

Frankie Lymon: No, that was a mistake! That was a mistake!

Zola Taylor: NO! I got a life, baby, and it ain't gonna include you. Now you got to go. GET OUT!

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Ezra Grahme: [while questioning Emira Eagle] Ma'am, do you hold any degrees?

Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters: Is the Pope an old white man?

Emira Eagle: I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in Education.

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Zola Taylor: [about Frankie] That flat-footed little weirdo played all of us.

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Frankie Lymon: Hey, what kind of dog is that?

Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters: A somma dog.

Frankie Lymon: Somma dog?

Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters: Yeah! Somma this, somma that!

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Emira Eagle: I thought he was talented.

Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters: Okay. He COULD sing.

Zola Taylor: He could SING me right out of my panties!

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Frankie Lymon: [after receiving a restaurant bill] You better let me take care of this. Cause if you haven't heard, my record's #3!

[Teenagers yell in agreement]

Zola Taylor: No, you better let ME take of this. Cause if you haven't heard, MY record's #1!

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Judge Lambrey: Am I to believe there are three women claiming to be the widow of Frank Joseph Lymon?

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Zola Taylor: Frankie just needed something different... *all* the time.

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Emira Eagle: Maybe there were three separate Frankies, and each of us got a piece.

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