Flower Drum Song
Wang Ta: Would you like to dance?
Mei Li: I don't know how, but I will walk around with you while you dance.
Mei Li: [to Wang Chi-Yang] This is beautiful and very outspoken.
Mei Li: [singing] A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day, / And those who say they don't agree are those who do not hear or see. / A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day.
Wang Chi-Yang: [as Wang San runs from his brother's bedroom] Wait! Why aren't you in school?
Wang San: It's Saturday!
Wang Chi-Yang: Always some excuse!
Wang San, Wang's Youngest Daughter, One of Sam's Girl Friends: [singing] What are we going to do about the other generation? / How will we ever communicate without communication / When we are using words the modern way?
Madame 'Auntie' Liang: What did he look like?
Wang Chi-Yang: Who?
Madame 'Auntie' Liang: The robber.
Wang Chi-Yang: Dont ask me what he looked like! All white men look alike!
Wang Ta: [singing] You are beautiful, small and shy.
Wang Ta: How do I look?
Wang Chi-Yang: [to Madame Liang] For five years you have gone to that Citizenship School and all you have learned is: "This is not China!".
Mei Li: [singing] A little girl in Chunking, just thirty inches tall, / Decides that she will try to walk and nearly doesn't fall! / A hundred million miracles! / A hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happening every day.
Tradesman: [in Chinese] What was that?
Tradesman: [in Chinese] I don't know. Must be my stomach.
Mei Li: Oh yes, I like it. Especially I like.
Square Dance Caller: [to the graduation party] With a Do See Do. Promenade. Waltz the hall. Everybody have a ball.
'Sammy' Fong: Baby, you remember the new convertible you've been drooling over? Well it's yours.
Linda Low: I don't want it.
Wang Chi-Yang: [to Sammy Fong] You have an unfortunate way of expressing yourself.
Dr. Li: [to the people] Kind hearted and distinguished friends. My daughter and I are going to give a show. A Flower Drum show from the north.
Linda Low: [singing] I'm a girl and by me that's only great, I am proud that my silhouette is curvy. / That I walk with a sweet and girlish gait with my hips kind of swively and swirly. / I enjoy being dressed in something frilly when my date comes to get me at my place, / Out I go with my Joe or John or Billy like a filly who is ready for the race. / When I have a brand new hairdo with my eye lashes all in curl, / I float as the clouds on air do, I enjoy being a girl. / When men say I'm cute and funny and my teeth aren't teeth but pearl, / I just lap it out like honey, I enjoy being a girl. / I flip when a fellow sends me flowers, I drool over dresses made of lace, / I talk on the telephone for hours with a pound and a half of cream upon my face. / I'm strictly a female female and my future I hope will be / In the home of a brave and free male who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl like me.
Bank Manager: No, no, no. Everybody, everybody, back, back. The gentleman made a mistake. Mister.
Madame 'Auntie' Liang: My sister's husband.
Wang Chi-Yang: My congratulations! This is indeed an excellent system!
Policeman: So where are you folks from?
Mei Li: The East.
Policeman: Oh, New York, huh?
Dr. Li: Further east.
Wang Ta: I need some money.
Wang Chi-Yang: Money. That is nothing unusual. How much this time?
Wang Ta: Twenty five bucks.
Wang Chi-Yang: Bucks?
Madame 'Auntie' Liang: Dollars.