Maggie is preparing for her first sweet sixteen party and Fran suggests she get her hair done at the Fine patronized salon, The Chatterbox. The Chatterbox is owned by Mr. Anthony, a handsome New Yorker who serenades his swooning female customers with songs popularized by heartthrobs, and who wears his t-shirts and jeans a couple of sizes too small. In Mr. Anthony's employ is Kim, the boisterous Chinese manicurist, and Claude, the flamboyantly gay second hairstylist. The Chatterbox is however missing a shampoo girl; Fran brings along Mary Ruth, a naive and slightly simple actress Fran met at one of Maxwell's auditions, who she thinks Mr. Anthony could hire for the shampoo girl position. Mary Ruth had just been dumped by her boyfriend, has no where to live and desperately needs a job. Mr. Anthony does hire the inexperienced Mary Ruth, and even lets her live in the back room of the salon. Mr. Anthony regrets hiring her when Mary Ruth finds a photograph of his ex-wife that his thirteen ... Written by
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[about a wig Maggie bought at The Chatterbox and that Fran and Maxwell want to return
Don't you worry. They'll give us a full refund at The Chatterbox. I'm like family there.
[cut to Claude at The Chatterbox on the phone with Fran
Fran who?... No, no returns, no refunds...
Sorry dear, tears don't work on me...
Neither does *that*... Well, that *might* work if I close my eyes...
References What's New Pussycat