Promposals

  • Aired:  05/07/13
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Hiring a marching band to ask a date to the prom is both romantic and the perfect way to remind the marching band that they have no date to the prom. (3:42)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU.

NATION, I AM IN A FANTASTIC MOOD

TONIGHT.

BECAUSE IT IS PROM SEASON.

I REMEMBER MY PROM LIKE IT WAS

YESTERDAY.

NOT TO BRAG BUT MY DATE WAS SO

POPULAR SHE DID NOT HAVE TIME TO

TALK TO ME ALL NIGHT.

OF COURSE THESE DAYS THERE'S

SOMETHING EVEN MORE GLAMOROUS

AND EXPENSIVE THAN THE PROM

ITSELF.

THE PROM PROPOSAL OR AS SOME

GIET GLIEFT WATCHERS ARE CALLING

IT.

>> THE PROM-POSAL.

Stephen: WHICH OF COURSE IS A

COMBO OF THE TWO WORDS PRO AND

MPOSAL.

ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIME

PROM-POSALS HAVE GOTTEN SO

ELABORATE THAT TEENS ARE

BRINGING IN EVENT PLANNERS LIKE

THE HEART BANDITS WHO CHARGE

$400 FOR ORCHESTRATING CUSTOM

PROM-POPALS LIKE SCAVENGER HUNTS

AND DESIGNING A SERIES OF SIGNS

ALONG HIGHWAYS ENDING WITH AN

INVITATION.

GREAT IDEA.

I MEAN, WHO COULD SAY NO TO

MONICA, WILL.

YOU.

GO.

GAS FOOD LODGING.

TO.

FROM.

TUNE TO 530 FOR TRAFFIC UPDATES

F. WITH.

ME?

LOVE.

DEADENED.

ADAM.

AND MONICA SHOULD GO WITH HIM.

AND PROM-POSAL PLANNERS HAVE

GREAT IDEAS LIKE, "HIRE THE HIGH

SCHOOL BAND TO ASK YOUR GIRL TO

THE PROM.

THE RESULT WILL BE EPIC AND YOU

WILL BE GO DOWN AS A LEGEND.

YES, HIRING A MARCHING BAND IS

BOTH ROMANTIC AND THE PERFECT

WAY TO REMIND THE MARCHING BAND

THAT THEY HAVE NO DATE TO THE

PROM.

OF COURSE, NOW, OF COURSE,

MARCHING BANDS AND EVENT

PLANNERS ARE DONE.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO UP YOUR

PROM-POSAL GAME.

FOR INSTANCE, GIRLS LOVE POEMS

BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO WOO HER

WITH SOME LIMERICK ABOUT A

BUCKET OR A SONNET YOU STOLE

FROM A GRAVE STONE.

SO PROM NATION, TONIGHT JUST FOR

YOU, I HAVE COMMISSIONED A POEM

GUARANTEED TO LAND YOU THE DATE

OF YOUR DREAMS.

HERE TO READ HIS ORIGINAL

PROM-POSAL, PLEASE WELCOME THREE

MANY TIME POEM LAUREATE OF THE

UNITED STATES, MR. ROBERT

PINSKY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

SIR?

>> AS WHEN FAR OFF IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE OCEAN A BREAST-SHAPED

CURVE OF WAVE BEGINS TO WHITEN

AND GATHERS AND GATHERS UNTIL IT

REACHES LAND HUGE AS A MOUNTAIN

AND BREAKS AND WHAT WAS DEEP

COMES CHURNING UP FROM THE

BOTTOM IN MIGHTY SWIRLS OF

SUNKEN SAND AND LIVING THINGS

AND WATER.

SO IN THE SPRINGTIME EVERY RACE

OF PEOPLE AND ALL THE CREATURES

ON EARTH ALL RUSH TO CHARGE INTO

THE FIRE THAT BURNS THEM.

LOVE MOVES THEM ALL.

AND THAT SAME WAVE AND THAT SAME

FIRE MOVES ME TO DARE ASK, WILL

YOU BE MY DATE FOR THE PROM?

>> Stephen: YES, ROBERT PINSKY,

YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.

ROBERT PINSKY, EVERYBODY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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