(She changes the station again.)
Marcia: Seattle. go ahead.
Jonah: Hello. This is Jonah B... (Being interrupted by beep.)
Marcia: No last names. Jonah. You sound younger than our usual callers. How old are you?
Jonah: I'm eight.
Marcia: Eight. How come you're up so late?
Jonah: It's not that late in Seattle.
Marcia: Oh, of course, you're absolutely right. All right, what's your Christmas wish, Jonah?
Jonah: It's not for me; it's for my dad. I think he needs a new wife.
Marcia: You don't like the one he has now?
Jonah: He doesn't have one now. That's the problem.
Marcia: Where' s your mom?
Jonah She died.
Marcia: Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Jonah.
Annie: Well, who can believe this?
Jonah: I've been pretty sad, but I think my dad's worse.
Marcia: Have you talked to your dad about this?
Marcia: Why not?
Jonah: It's like it makes him sadder.
Marcia: Oh, I can understand that. Jonah, is your dad home right now?
Marcia: What's he doing? Is he busy?
Jonah: Not really. He's out on the deck.
Marcia: Now I'm sure that I can help you, but I need you to help me, help him. So what I want you to do is to bring your dad to answer the call.
Annie: Ah, retched. woman! Hang up, Jonah! Don't listen to her!
Jonah: No way! He'd kill me!
Marcia: 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，I'm never going to listen to your show again.
Marcia: (laughing) OK. Fair enough. (Annie can't help laughing. Sam is on the deck outside his house. )
Jonah: There's someone on the phone for you. (to Marcia) His name's Sam.
Marcia: Sam. (to the listeners) If you've just tuned in, this is Dr. Marcia Fieldstone. And tonight's topic is your wishes and dreams. And we're on the line now with someone from Seattle.
Sam: (picking up another extension in the drawing room) Hello?
Marcia: Hello Sam. This is Dr. Marcia Fieldstone on Network America.
Sam: OK. What are you selling tonight? Micro-hibachis or the ginza knives?
Marcia: No, I'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?
Marcia: Dr. Marcia Fieldstone of Network America. And you are on the air.
Sam: (to Jonah) You called the radio station?
Marcia: Sam? Sam? Sam, Are you with me?
Sam: Yeah. Yes.
Marcia: 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) Oh, hey! Get out here. Get out here! Come on now. I'm not going to go through-this alone. (Jonah walks into the drawing room from behind the door with the phone in his hand.)
Marcia: I think it's very hard for him to talk to you about all this. And I thought that maybe you and I could talk. It might make Jonah feel a little better. Sam?
Jonah: Talk to her. Dad, she's a doctor.
Sam: Of what? Her first name could be Doctor.
Marcia: Sam! Sam, it's his Christmas wish.
Marcia: Okay, good. Now I know this is difficult, but how long ago did your wife die?
Sam: About a year and a half ago.
Marcia: Have you had any relationships. since?
Marcia: No? Why not?
Sam: Uh, Marcia? Or should I call you Dr. Fieldstone?
Marcia: Dr. Marcia.
Annie: (repeating) Dr. Marcia.
Marcia: Dr. Marcia. I don't mean to be rude.
Marcia: And I don't want to invade your privacy.
Annie and Sam: (together) Sure you do!
Marcia: Go on, Sam. I'm listening. Sam?
Sam: We had a pretty tough time there at first. But we're dealing with it. And Jonah and I would get along just fine again soon as I break his radio.
Marcia: (laughing) I have no doubt that you're a wonderful father. You know, you can tell a lot from a person's voice.
Sam: You certainly can.
Marcia: But something must be missing if Jonah still feels that you're under a cloud. And just a few questions. Are you sleeping at night?
Jonah: He doesn't sleep at all.
Sam: How do you know that?
Jonah: I live here, Dad.
Sam: Look, it's Christmas. Maggie, my wife, she really did it. I mean, she loved the... She made everything beautiful. And it's just tough this time of year. I mean, any kid needs a mother.
Marcia: Could it be that you need someone just as much as Jonah does?
Marcia: Don't answer that. Let's get into that right after these messages. Sam, Jonah, don't go away. If you've just tuned in, we're talking to Sleepless in Seattle. And we'll be right back after this break with your listener response.
Sam: What's she talking about?
Jonah: This is when other people get to call in and dump on what you said.
Sam: Oh, Well, this is really fun, and helpful.