Framing the Dialogue

Separated At Birth – Tweety/Gibbs

 Tweety Bird:  Tweety is, for the most part, a good-natured character happily spending life in his cage or a nest. However, when a cat or other adversary threatens him, he can become downright malicious and devious, even kicking his enemy when he’s down. In many of Tweety’s appearances the bird is shown accompanying his owner, Granny.  His darker side frequently is masked beneath the surface and though “cute” viewers, after a time, start cheering for his adversaries.  Who didn’t want the coyote to catch the roadrunner just once?   Tweety’s catch-phrase;

“I taut I taw a puddy tat”

Robert Gibbs:  Gibbs is, for the most part, a seemingly friendly White House Press Secretary spending his life in front of the podium and microphones.  However, when a conservative or other reporter who dares ask an intelligent question that suggests that his keeper is misguided, he can become downright malicious and devious, even kicking his enemy when he’s down.  He’ll often use his audience to help silence his prey.  In many of Gibbs’ appearances he is shown accompanying his good friend Helen Thomas who always got a front row seat.  His darker side is never far from the surface and though he holds a respected position, he is facing ever more disdain from his boss’ most ardent supporters – the main stream media.  Who doesn’t want to see Gibbs get his comeuppance?  Gibbs’ catch-phrase;

“I have not heard that and I’ll have to look into it.”

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