When Donald is helping Ann start a budget, Ann is suffering from a misunderstood post-hypnotic suggestion to buy anything "at the drop of a hat."

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Dr. Pellman
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Fiance
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Jeweler
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Since Ann has what looks to be a steady paycheck coming in associated with a recurring role on a soap opera, she feels she needs to be more responsible with her money. As such, she asks Donald to manage her money for her, or at least help her prepare a budget. Donald is reluctant to do so, as he feels Ann will go off the budget and resent him, which will lead to an argument between the two of them. After Ann pleads with him, he gives in, agreeing to prepare the budget for her. Ann has every intention of sticking to the budget, but as time goes on, she feels compelled to purchase anything at the drop of a hat... literally. These compulsions began after Ann went to see Dr. Pellman, a dentist who uses hypnosis instead of pharmaceutical anesthetics. Dr. Pellman gave Ann a post hypnotic suggestion after filling one of her teeth so that she would feel no pain. He inadvertently and unknowingly gave her another post hypnotic suggestion as he was speaking to his spendthrifty wife on the ... Written by Huggo

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16 October 1969 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the phrase "at the drop of a hat." See more »

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References Seconds (1966) See more »

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That Girl
Lyrics by Sam Denoff
Music by Earle Hagen
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