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dad whats a 69
well son, a 69 is when two people who love each other very much get together with a 6 and a 9 and a 5 6 7 8 [spotlight turns on] [dad breaks into jazz number]

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The romance between the characters Lucky Garnett and Penny Carroll in Swing Time is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful relationships ever portrayed on film. It is due in most part to the excellent portrayal of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as the two lovers, but one cannot forget the contributions of the scriptwriters. For example, there is one scene where Lucky tries to avoid Penny’s advances, since he is already engaged, but the two soon find themselves in an intimate position. Penny remarks, “You know, if some people saw us like this — they might think that we liked each other.” Lucky simply nods and laughs, “Yes, they might.” Perhaps it may be reflective of the real-life relationship of Fred and Ginger — especially considering this exchange: 

Penny: Does she dance very beautifully? 

Lucky: Who? 

Penny: The girl you’re in love with. 

Lucky: Yes… very

Penny: The girl you’re engaged to; the girl you’re going to marry. 

Lucky: Oh, I don’t know. I’ve danced with you. I’m never going to dance again.

It may be a subtle reference to their real-life situation — Fred was married, but there was an undeniable chemistry between him and his dancing partner. The screenwriters went as far as making their character names have special symbolism. In “Never Gonna Dance”, Lucky proclaims, “though, I’m left without a penny—”, but at the end of the song, he sings, “though, I’m left without my Penny.” At the beginning of the film, they also meet through a misunderstanding — he’s looking for his “lucky penny”, and she has it.

Their character names may also mean that he’s lucky, as long as he has his Penny by his side. Overall, the symbolism and actual portrayal have elevated the characters of Lucky and Penny to true screen icons — and their romance is one that will live forever on celluloid.

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