With Helen gone out of town, Lew decides to ask Ann if she is available for a birthday dinner out on the town with him for Saturday night. Despite Ann already having a date with Donald for that evening, Ann accepts her father's invitation. Ann believes that her mother conveniently being out of town and Donald's eventual easy going understanding about her forgoing a date with him to be with her father on her birthday are all signs that her and her father's "date" is really a ploy to get her to a surprise birthday party, which she mentions to Judy. A perceptive Judy, who has not been invited to a surprise party and who learns from Don that he has not been invited to a surprise party, knows that Lew's invitation is not really a surprise party in disguise. So Judy, with Don's help, decides to organize a surprise party for Ann at her own apartment, as she knows that Ann will be disappointed if a surprise party does not materialize. As Ann and Lew's night progresses and Ann slowly comes to ... Written by
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[Ann and her father walk in the door, turn on the lights
[Party guests throw confetti & streamers, blow party horns
[Ann is so touched by her surprise party, she's crying. Hugs Donald
Oh, paper hats and everything.
Take this honey, you'll shrink his coat.
[Hands Ann a handkerchief, she laughs
Thank you Daddy.
Are you really surprised?
Yes, I really am. Oh, Paul thank you!
[Hugs Paul and kisses him on the cheek
Mr. Benedict will be here later.
References Tea and Sympathy
Lyrics by Sam Denoff
Music by Earle Hagen
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