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(Jake and Elwood are driving in the new Bluesmobile, a former police car.]
Jake: What’s this?
Jake: This car. This stupid car. Where’s the Cadillac?
[He tries the cigarette lighter, finds it doesn’t work, and throws it out the window.]
Jake: The Caddy, where’s the Caddy?
Elwood: The what?
Jake: The Cadillac we used to have. The Bluesmobile.
Elwood: I traded it.
Jake: You traded the Bluesmobile for this?
Elwood: No, for a microphone.
Jake: A microphone? Okay, I can see that. But what the hell is this?
Elwood:This was a bargain. I picked it up at the Mount Prospect City police auction last spring. It’s an old Mount Prospect police car. They were practically giving them away.
Jake: Well, thank you, pal. The day I get out of prison, my own brother picks me up in a police car.
[Fog horn and warning bell sounds.]
Elwood: You don’t like it?
Jake: No, I don’t like it.
[Elwood jumps the car over an opening drawbridge.]
Jake: Car’s got a lot of pickup.
Elwood: It’s got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It’s got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters, so it’ll run good on regular gas. What do you say? Is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
[Jake lights a cigarette using his own lighter.]
Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter.
Peace and Have a fab weekend!