In memoriam of Stephen Sondheim. May his memory be a blessing.
GENE (counselor): Musical Theater Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
STEPHEN SONDHEIM (caller): when you’re a Jet, you’re a jet all the way
GENE: Well, they won’t let you off mid-flight.
SONDHEIM: From your first cigarette
GENE: They won’t let you smoke on board, either.
SONDHEIM: To your last dying day.
GENE: It’s just a fine. They’re not going to throw you off.