Die Hard,

Minute 040: I Wanted This to be Professional

November 24, 2017

Jeff Ferry & Chris Derkotch
of The ‘Burbs Minute

John McClane’s feet are too large to fit Tony’s shoes. McClane kicks off the shoe, and the shoe rolls into a pile of Christmas decorations. John notices a Santa hat, sitting atop a plastic Santa. McClane gets an idea, and smiles.

After a moment, McClane presses the elevator buttons for 31 and 30, then watches as the door closes. He waits as the elevator begins to descend, and then switches the elevators RUN switch to STOP. McClane uses a long pole to open the elevator doors, revealing the shaft space between floors just below Floor 32. He reaches up with the elevator pole and opens the doors to 32, jamming a screwdriver into the doorway to keep the doors open. McClane clambers up the the 32nd floor, then turns around and switches the elevator power back to RUN.

Meanwhile on the 30th Floor, Hans is addressing the Nakatomi employees.

“I wanted this to be professional,” says Hans, eating an appetizer from the Christmas buffet. “Efficient, adult, cooperative – – not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mister Takagi did not see it that way, so he won’t be joining–”


Tony: Andreas Wisniewski

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman

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