RECORDED SUMMER 1977
[Read the last Orange tapes.]
Q: Michelle, you wanna talk into this?
Q: OK, now, what are you gonna say?
Orange: I say, “I wanna go in the house!”
Q: Is that what you say?
Q: OK, let’s hear you sing happy birthday.
Orange: Happy birthday to you. . . (fading) I feeel. . .
Q: Eyes. . . like
Orange: . . .Like. . .
Q: Eyes are so blue—
Orange: Eyes so blue, you’re like a monkey, you’re so blue, you smell like one too!
Q: What did you have for dinner?
Orange: I have chick-en. . . beef, and Crunch—
Q: Crunch, yeah—
Orange: Alpha Bits—
Orange: Apple Jacks—
Q: Yeah, those are all the things you like.
Q: What did you have for dessert?
Orange: I have apple and fudgsicle.
Q: What kind of fudgsicle?
Orange: Popsicles. . . popsicles. . . all gone!
Q: What’s mommy’s name?
Q: What’s mine?
Q: What’s your name?
Q: How old are you?
Q: Two, that’s right, and where do you live?
Orange: I live the ca-amp!
Q: You live at the camp?
Q: What’s your address?
Orange: My rooster and my room—
Q: No, that’s on your new dress, right?
Orange: My duck!
Q: Your duck is on another dress—
Q: Where’d you go today?
Orange: I go’d a trip, in Tranno. . .
Q: You went to Toronto? (laughing) You did not, you’re telling lies! Where did you go with mommy?
Orange: I go to camp.
Q: Na na na, where did you go?
Orange: I go to mommy’s house?
Q: You went to the store, right?
Q: What did you buy?
Orange: I buy’d. . . I buy the caaandy.
Q: What kind of candy?
Orange: In the kitchen.
Q: Yah? Let’s hear you sing Jack and Jill.
Orange: (not missing a beat) Jack-and-Jill-went-UP-the-hill, fetch a pail-a wah-ter. Jack fell down, broke his crown_. . . tumbling af-_terrrr!
Q: Jill came tumbling after! Good! Oh, that’s brilliant! Hey, tell me, what do you do on the toilet?
Orange: I go pee pee—
Q: What else?
Orange: An’ can-dy—
Q: Are you smart?
Orange: (pause) I’m cute!
Q: And what else?
Orange: Smart and cute and baaaaaad. . .
Q: (cracks up)
Orange: Daa-aaahhh haaa haa!
Q: Are you a bad girl?
Orange: I’m a good girl!
Q: Oh. What do you do that’s bad?
Q: Uh? What do you do that’s bad?
Orange: Happy birthday to you!. . . You’re like. . . a monkey.
Q: Where’s Chris?
Orange: He’s outside.
Q: What’s he doing?
Orange: He’s riding a bike.
Q: Whose bike?
Orange: Chris’ bike?
Q: Who’s he playing with?
Orange: Kevin’s bike?
Q: Who do you play with?
Orange: I play Phil.
Q: Phil? Who else?
Orange: Phil. Amy.
Orange: Yah, Ay-mee!
Q: Amy doesn’t live here anymore.
Orange: A-b-c-d-e-f-g-h-I-j-k-l-m-n-o-p-q-r-s—w-x-y-z, don’t you come with me, play with me, a-b-c. . .
Q: That’s a good girl! You’re very smart! You’re not bad are you?
Q: What did you do at the fair? Did you go to the fair?
Orange: Yah. I do’d a trip!
Q: Which trip?
Orange: This trip!
Q: What did you have to eat?
Orange: I have to eat: the dinner.
Q: What did you eat for dinner at the fair?
Orange: I have McDonald’s. . . chips. . . McDonald’s. . . chips. . . ’Tucky Fried Chicken. . . chips. . . coke. . . cocoa—
Q: Cocoa? What about a hot dog?
Orange: Hot dog! Hamburger. . .
Q: What did you have on your hamburger?
Orange: On my ketchup.
Q: What do you like to wear?
Orange: I wear. . . I wuh. . . I weared a dress.
Q: What’s your favourite dress?
Orange: Yah, red.
Q: You don’t have any red dresses!
Q: Are you fat?
Orange: Because rain come stops.
Q: That’s the reason for everything these days. Do you like to play with Chris’ toys?
Q: Which ones?
Q: No, the cars. . .
Orange: The cars.
Q: Yah, sing Batman.
Orange: Nah nah nah Bat—Nah nah nah nah Batmaaaaan!
Q: (Cracks up) Let’s hear you sing the other one— Happy Days.
Orange: Happy Day-ay-ay-ays. . .
Q: Thursday, Monday—
Orange: (paying no mind) Happy Day-ay-ay-ay-ays.
Q: You wanna say good-bye now to the recorder?
Q: Say good-bye recorder, see you later.
Orange: See ’later!
Q: Good _morn_ing.
Orange: G’ mor-ning.
Q: How are you?