One moment that sticks in my head from "Shadow of the Thin Man" has Nick taking Nora to a wrestling bout. One of Nick's fans, Meatballs Murphy, a hot dog vendor, gives her a free hot dog as "'a weddin' present!"
They're sitting beside a man named Spider Webb, who weighs 3 pounds if that. Spider just got out of jail and introduces Nick and Nora to his girl, Lana, a woman who looks like she ate Nell Carter for lunch. Lana says to Nick and Nora...
"Any friend of Spider's is a friend of mine."
At this, Nick looks at Nora and says...
"Baby, you've arrived."
That's exactly what I thought about 10 year old Will Phillips when I was watching "The Daily Show" last night. When Jon Stewart is talking about you and you have professional wrestlers coming to your aid, "Will, you've arrived."
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Gaywatch - Peter Vadala & William Phillips|