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Dr. Marsha: Seattle, go ahead.
Jonah: Hello, this is Jonah ( dee.. )
Dr. Marsha: No last names, Jonah. You sound younger than our usual callers. How old are you ?
Jonah: l'm eight.
Dr. Marsha: Eight! How come you're up so late ?
Jonah : lt's not that late in Seattle.
Dr. Marsha: Oh, of course. You're absolutely right well, what's your Christmas wish, Jonah ?
Jonah: lt's not for me, it's for my dad. I think be needs a new wife.
Dr. Marsha: You don't like the one he has now ?
Jonah: He doesn 't have one now. That's the problem.
Dr. Marsha: Where 's your mom ?
Jonak: She died.
Dr Marsha: Oh, l'm so sorry to hear that.
Jonah : t 've been pretty sad, but l think my dad's worse.
Dr. Marsha: Have you talked to your dad about this ?
Dr. Marsha: WhY not ?
Jonah: lt's like it makes him sadder
Dr. Marsha: Well, I can understand that Jonah, is your dad home right now ?
Dr. Marsha: What's he doing ? IS he busy ?
Jonah: Not really. He's out on the deck.
Dr. Marsha: Well, l'm sure that I can help, but l'm going to need you to help me help him.
Annie: Oh, retched woman!
Dr. Marsha: ... What will you do is bring your dad to the phone.
Annie: Hang up Jonahl Don't listen to her!
Jonah: No wayl He'd kill mel
Dr. Marsha: Trust me. Jonah. He won't be angry when he realizes how concerned you are about him
Annie: Wanna bet ?
Jonah: Ok. But if I get yelled at, l'm never going to listen to your show again.
Dr. Marsha: Ok. Fair enough.
Jonah: ( to Sam ) Dadl
Jonah: There is someone on the phone for you. ( to Dr. Marsha ) His name is Sam.
Dr. Marsha: ( to listeners )If you've just tuned in, this is Dr. Marsha Fieldstone and tonight's topic is "Your Wishes and Dreams" and we ' re on the line now someone from Seattle.
Sam: ( picking up the receiver ) Hello ?
Dr Marsha: Hello, Sam. This is Dr. Marsha Fieldstone on Network America.
Sam: Ok, what are you selling tonight ?The micro hibachis or the ginza knives ?
Dr. Marsha: No, l'm not selling anything. I Just want to help. I want you to know that your son called and he asked me for some advice on how you might find a new wife.
Sam: Who is this ?
Dr. Marsha: Dr. Marsha Fieldstone of Network America and you areon the air
Sam: ( to Jonah ) you called the radio station ?
Dr. Marsha: Sam, Sam, are you with me ?
Sam: Yeah, yes.
Dr. Marsha: Your son feels that since your wife's death you've been very very unhappy and he 's genuinely worried about you.
Sam: ( to Jonah ) Hey, get out here. Get out herel Come on! Nowl'm not going to go through this alone.
Dr Marsha: I think it's very hard for him to talk to you about all this and I thought maybe you and I could talk Maybe it would make Jonah feel a little better, Sam ?
Jonah: ( to Sam ) Talk to her, dad, she's a doctor.
Sam: Of what ? Her first name could be "Doctor" .
Dr. Marsha: Sam. Sam. lt's his Christmas wish.
Dr. Marsha: Ok. Good. Now I know this is difficult, but how long ago did our WIfe die ?
Sam: About a year and a half ago.
Dr. Marsha: Have you had any relationships since ?
Dr. Marsha: No ?Why not ?
Sam: Ah, Marsha, or should I call you Dr. Fieldstone
Dr. Marsha: Dr. Marsha.
Sam: & Annie: Dr. Marsha.
Sam: I don't mean to be rude.,.*
Dr. Marsha: --. and I don 't want to invade your privacy.
Sam & Annie: Sure you do.
Dr. Marsha: Go on. Sam l'm listening. Sam
Sam : We had a pretty tough time there at first. ..
Dr. Marsha: Hum-um.
Sam: But we' re dealing with it and Jonah and I will get along just fine again, as soon as I break his radio.
Dr. Marsha: Ha-ha, I have no doubt that you' re a wonderful fater. You know, you can tell a lot from a person's voice.
Sam: You certainfy can.
Dr. Marsha: But something must be missing if Jonah still feels you're under a cloud. Now just a few questions. Are you sleeping at night ?
Jonah: He doesn't sleep at all. .
Sam: How do you know that ?
Jonah: llive here, dad.
Sam: Look, jt's Christmas. Maggie, my Wife, she really did... I mean. she loved she made everything beautiful. lt's just tough this time of year. Any kid needs a mother.
Dr. Marsha: Could it be that you need some one just as much as Jonah does ?
Dr Marsha: Don't answer that. Let's get into that right after these messages. Sam ?Jonah ? Don 't go away, ( to listeners ) If you 've just tuned in, we're talking to "Sleepless in Seattle . And we'II be right back, after this break, with your listener response.
Sam: What is she talking about ?
Jonah: This is when other peopie get to call in and dump on what you said.
Sam: Oh. Oh. This is really fun. And helpful...
Dr. Marsha: ( to Sam ) lf there was one question I was allowed to ask..
Sam: Oh, go ahead.
Dr. Marsha: People who have truly loved once are far more likely to love again. Sam, do you think there"s someone out there that you could love as much as your wife ?
Sam: Well, Dr. Marsha Fieldstone, that's hard to imagine.
Dr. Marsha: VVhat are you going to do ?
Sam: Well, l'm going to get out of bed every morning, and breathe in and out all day long. And then after a while, I won 't have to remind myself to get out of bed in the morning and breathe in and out. And then after a whi(e, I won't have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while.
Dr. Marsha: Sam, tell me what was so special about your wife ?
Sam: How long is your program ? Oh, well, it was million tiny little things, and where you add them all up, it just meant that we were supposed to be together And I knew it. I knew it the first time I touched her. It was like coming home. Only to no home l'd ever known. I was JUst taking her hand, to.he(p her out of a car and I knew it. It was like...
Sam : Annie: ... magic.
Dr.Marsha: Well folks, it's time to wrap it up.I'm Dr. Marsha Fieldstone in Chicago, and to all my listeners, a magical and merry Christmas. And to you, "Sleepless in Seattle" , we hope you 'II call again soon and let us know how it 's going.
Sam: Oh, you count on it.