Paulie: I'm a bird. I have a small brain, and it's about to explode!
Ivy: Oh! Oh.
Paulie: You know, maybe your house shouldn't have wheels.
Ivy: Oh, dear. All right, all right. I'll go get some help. You stay here. You know, it's... Don't be frightened. Let's see.
[The flashback shows where Marie is playing on the tire swing]
Marie's Mother: Marie! Marie, come see what your grandpa brought you.
[Marie's Mother leaves and Marie follows her into the house. She meets her grandpa]
Marie: [stuttering] G-G-Grandpa!
Grandpa: My beautiful girl.
[Marie's Mother holds a flower pot and smiles]
Marie: W-What d-did you bring me?
Marie's Mother: Look in the basket, sweetie.
[Marie opens the basket and finds Young Paulie]
Paulie: [voice over] I opened my eyes, and there she was.
[Marie picks up Young Paulie. Marie's Mother and grandpa smiles]
Paulie: [voice over] I didn't know what this creature was, but I liked it.
Grandpa: I thought I'd give her someone to talk to. I named him Paulie.
Marie: [cuddles Young Paulie] Pretty P-Paulie.
Paulie: [voice over] Pretty Marie.
[Marie hugs Young Paulie]
Paulie: It's a long story.
Misha: I'm Russian. I like long stories!
Paulie: All right, Chekov. Sit down. It all started with Marie.
Misha: The one from the song?
Paulie: Yeah. The one from the song.
Warren: I just cannot believe you didn't tell me about this.
Lila: I wanted to write you.
Warren: Well, then why didn't you?
Lila: I didn't know what to say.
Warren: Is she getting any better? Is her voice hoarse, or is it going away?
Lila: No, but it won't go away, if you haven't put too much pressure on her.
Warren: I don't think you put enough pressure on her.
Lila: She's a little girl. I can't stand to see her suffer. I can't stand it!
Warren: What happens when she goes to school? Do you think she'll be made fun of? Because I can guarantee you she will be.
Lila: Well, what do you think we're supposed to do about it?
Warren: You're telling me. All this "We love you, no matter what you can do." stuff isn't going to work anymore.
Lila: All right, we'll just order her to stop stuttering. Is that the only way we can do to help her?
Narrator: I thought flying was scary - 'til I drove with Ivy.
Ivy: So long, New Jersey!
Paulie: So long, New Jersey!
Paulie: Why does your house have wheels?
Ivy: Houses are a lot cheaper with wheels.
Paulie: I was thinking more along the lines that houses with wheels can go to places.
Ivy: Well, not anymore, I'm afraid. Earl and I used to travel all of the time, you know. But things change. He had even crazier ideas than you have got. We always used to talk about going to The Grand Canyon, but we just never got that far. Yow know, Earl said that if you stand right at the edge just when the sun comes up, it's like seeing the first sunrise in the whole world.
Paulie: He was kind of poetic, wasn't he?
Ivy: For an ex-Marine.
Paulie: Hmm, you miss Earl.
Ivy: Oh, let's not talk about that.
Paulie: You miss Earl.
Ivy: Eat your dinner.
Paulie: Like I miss Marie.
Ivy: You know what you are, Paulie? You're my seeing-eye parrot.
[dissolve to sunset]
Ivy: You've been a dear friend to me, Paulie. We're birds of a feather, you and I. Betwixt and between, that's us. So what do we have tonight? Is it pretty?
Paulie: Oh, very pretty. There's more orange now, and it's getting darker. Just a little gold left.
Ivy: The sun must be almost set. Can you see any stars yet?
Paulie: Not yet.
[cut to ambulance pulling away]
Paulie: And then one day, the cat got her.
Ignacio: What's your story?
Paulie: I'm Paulie, and I'm looking for someone named Marie Alweather. Can you tell me where I am?
Ignacio: You're in L. A.. East L. A..
Paulie: East L. A.? East L. A.! I made it! I made it!
Ignacio: You can talk?
Paulie: [looking at Ignacio's parrots] They can talk.
Ignacio: Them? They don't talk! I said "taco", and they said "taco".
Parrots: Taco, taco, taco, taco!
Paulie: Are they okay?
Ignacio: Sure, they're okay. But, I don't know about me. [to himself] I'm talking to a bird. Okay. I'm talking to a bird. [to Paulie] Is her daddy's name Moe?