Five Easy Pieces (1970) Poster

Sally Struthers: Betty



  • Betty : That's a wig you wear, isn't it?

    Bobby : Me?

    Betty : Yeah, I told her it was you but that you were wearin' a wig because on the TV you're mostly all, uh -

    [pats him on the head] 

    Betty : bald up there!


    Bobby : [laughs]  Your, your little friend's real, real sharp. Uh, I don't, uh, I don't wear the wig on TV because if you're gonna be out there in front of two and a half million people, you've got to be sincere. I mean, I like to wear it when I'm in bowling alleys and slipping around, stuff like that. I think it gives me a little class. What do you think?

  • Betty : When I was four, just four years old, I went to my mother and I said, "What's this hole in my chin?" - I saw this dimple in my chin in the mirror, and didn't know what it was. And my mother said - get what my mother says - she says, "When you're born, you go on a assembly line past God, and if He likes you, He says,

    [grabs her cheeks with both her hands] 

    Betty : "You cute little thing!" and you get dimples there. And if He doesn't like you, He goes,

    [presses one finger on her chin] 

    Betty : "Go away." So about six months later, my mother found me saying my prayers, and I was going,

    [holds one hand over her chin] 

    Betty : "Now I lay me down to sleep..." My mother says, "What are you covering up your chin for?" And I said, "Because if I cover up the hole, maybe He'll listen to me."

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