Sacrifice – to give something up, usually to receive something else for yourself or for other people.
Put on a happy face – to seem happy even when you are not
Do you put on a happy face at work? Why?
Are you ready to sacrifice your weekends for extra money?
Arthur is clapping in the middle of the crowd. He’s dressed “richer” (it’s Arthur’s fantasy version of himself). Everybody around him is enthusiastically applauding Murray.
Answer the questions from the video
- Where is Arthur from?
- Why is the crowd laughing at him?
- What does Arthur's mother always tell him?
- What did Murrey tell him at the end?
- Why is Joker dressed richer in his fantasy version of himself?
- What do they (Arthur and Murrey) have in common?
- Does father absence harm children, especially boys? Provide reasons and examples.
- Is it better to have a sibling or be an only child? Why?
Read the following phrases uninterrupted and as smoothly as possible.
- Who was that?
- Where are you from?
- Just me and her
- Went out
- Pack of cigarettes
- Cup of coffee
- And he never
- Put on a happy face
- For that, you gotta come down
- I'd give it all up in a heartbeat
Murrey …but in all seriousness, I mean these guys…
Joker I love you, Murrey!.
Murrey I love you too! Hey Bobby, will you put the lights on? Who was that? Was that you? You wanna stand up, please. Stand up, please. What's your name?
Joker Hi, Murray. Arthur. My name is Arthur
Murrey Well okay. There's something special about you, Arthur, I could tell. Where you from?
Joker I live right here in the city with my mother
Murrey Okay, hold on hold on. There is nothing funny about that. I lived with my mother before I made it. Just me and her. I'm that kid whose father went out for a pack of cigarettes and he never came back.
Joker I know what that's like Murray. I've been the man in the house for as long as I can remember. I take good care of my mother.
Murrey All that sacrifice. She must love you very much
Joker She does. She always tells me to smile and put on a happy face. She says I was put here to spread joy and laughter.
Murrey I like that! I like that a lot! Come on down! Come on down! For that, you gotta come down! C’mon, c’mon! (short pause) Okay, we got a big show tonight! Stay tuned. We’ll be right back! (short pause) That was great, Arthur! Thank you I loved hearing what you had to say. You made my day.
Joker Thanks, Murrey!
Murrey You see all this, the lights, the show, the audience, all that stuff. I’d give it all up in a heartbeat to have a kid like you.