Muffy: (as Paradise Polly) Whoa! Is this where you live, Mod Polly? (as Mod Polly) Yeah! I just had it renovated! Isn't it groovy? (as Paradise Polly) I'll say! (as Mod Polly) Wanna dance? (as Paradise Polly) Sure!
Muffy: (as Paradise Polly) I wish I had a place as nice as this. I sleep in that trailer. (as Mod Polly) Ew! It's so cheap-looking! Cheer up, Paradise Polly. I'm sure Muffy will make you your own house someday. A beautiful little beach house with real sand and a pool.
Muffy's Father: Time to go! I don't want to be late for the art opening.
Muffy: Do I have to go, Daddy? Those things are so boring!
Muffy's Father: Hey, come on, Muffin. A little high culture never hurt anyone. Besides, art can be a great investment.
Muffy: So are diamonds. Can we go to the jewelry store instead?
(her father shakes his head no)
Muffy: (sighing) Don't worry, Paradise Polly. When I come back, I'm making you that beach house!
Binky: (voice-over) Muffy's Art Attack!
(Back to the story)
Muffy meets Prunella at the art exhibition.
Prunella: Have you seen “Machine With Oil”?
Muffy: Is it like salad with oil? I saw that at lunch.
Mr. Crosswire has decided to buy “Machine with Wishbone”.
Mr. Ratburn: Excellent choice, Ed. It brings to mind the tragicomic works of Samuel Beckett: a tiny figure yoked to its burden of absurdity.
Mr. Crosswire: Yeah, and it’s funny.
Mr. Ratburn sees one of Bailey’s sculptures, which looks like a giant worm.
Mr. Ratburn: Hh! I don’t like this one. It’s too sinister.
Bailey: Philistine. He moves the tray away as Mr. Ratburn tries to take an hors d’oeuvre.