Marcia is in seventh heaven when the school's star football player, Doug Simpson, asks her out for a date for this Saturday. After she accepts, she remembers that she already has a date for Saturday night with a nice but somewhat plain boy named Charley, who adores her. As she would rather go out with Doug, she uses the advice given to her by Greg. He says that to get out of a date, she should use the non-committal statement, "something suddenly came up", which is what she tells a dejected but understanding Charley. She's happy that she managed not to hurt Charley and keep her date with Doug, but she still feels terrible doing it. A few days before the date, Marcia gets hit in the face by an errant football, bruising and swelling her nose. Marcia tries to avoid Doug before Saturday, but if she does see him, she hopes he will be understanding of her less than perfect looks and that she won't hear the words "something suddenly came up" from him. Meanwhile, Mike and Carol can't agree on ... Written by
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The title was based on "The Subject was Roses" by Frank D. Gilroy, which opened at the Royale Theater in New York on May 25, 1964, ran for 832 performances, and won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Play. The play also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1965. See more
After Marcia got hit by a football, she had flashbacks of being hit. The first flashback is very different than the rest of the them. After the football hit her nose, she covered her face with her hands. Her hair got stuck in the hands and also her hair was swinging more. The rest of the flashbacks matched the real event. See more
Something suddenly came up.
References The Subject Was Roses