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John Beresford Tipton The Millionaire

John Beresford Tipton

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Actor, composer, songwriter, voiceover artist and author. He joined ASCAP in 1956, and his chief musical ...

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John Beresford Tipton Quotes

06x32 - Millionaire Dixon Cooper Season 6 / Episode 32: - Millionaire Dixon Cooper

Michael Anthony: [Michael Anthony enters the study of John Beresford Tipton, where he observes Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, pouring a glass of milk from the milk bottle. Only Tipton's left arm is visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, when is it always the darkest?
Michael Anthony: Always the darkest, sir? Well, just before the dawn, I've heard.
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, I've heard that, too. Do you remember who said it? [Tipton takes a sip of milk]
Michael Anthony: Shakespeare said so many things so well, that's always a safe guess.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Probably a good many people have commented on the darkness before the dawn. But I think the best modern authority of the subject would be a milkman. [Anthony smiles while Tipton hands him an envelope] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and prepares to depart]
06x22 - Millionaire Sandy Newell Season 6 / Episode 22: - Millionaire Sandy Newell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Just a moment, Mike. Listen to this: [Tipton reads from the book] "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach." You know the poem, of course.
Michael Anthony: Elizabeth Barrett Browning - one of my favorite sonnets.
John Beresford Tipton: It tells of a love larger than life and longer than time, Mike, how strong is love? Is love really as sturdy and brave as we say it is? [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
06x21 - Millionaire Jerry Mitchell Season 6 / Episode 21: - Millionaire Jerry Mitchell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, ever have a town named after you?
Michael Anthony: I've never deserved that honor, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Well, I don't know that I've deserved it either. But this little town, high in the Rockies, has rechristened itself "Tipton."
Michael Anthony: Quite a distinction, sir, to have a whole town named after you.
John Beresford Tipton: Indeed it is, Mike. Difficult to live up to an honor like that. Some men have found it impossible. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows]
06x20 - Millionaire Margaret Stoneham Season 6 / Episode 20: - Millionaire Margaret Stoneham

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, I've been reading one of the modern poets. Wonderful - listen to this: [Tipton reads from the book] "The quality of mercy is not strained."
Michael Anthony: Modern poetry? But that's Shakespeare.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Yes, Mike. But he's so modern, we still haven't caught up to him. [Anthony smiles] Yet in the sixteenth century, he wrote about a woman lawyer ending up in court - an equal to the men around her.
Michael Anthony: Portia, the most famous woman lawyer of all time.
John Beresford Tipton: It's still a novelty in today's courts to see a woman standing up in court and arguing her defendant's case. Yes, Shakespeare was ahead of the times when he wrote this. He still is. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x18 - Millionaire Whitney Ames Season 6 / Episode 18: - Millionaire Whitney Ames

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton electrical shop] You sent for me, sir? [Tipton turns off grinding machine]
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, have you ever had your nose to the grindstone?
Michael Anthony: When I was younger, sir. [Anthony gives a sly grin] Lately I haven't been working quite that hard.
John Beresford Tipton: Before I retired, I was usually in that position. And some men, Mike, live all their lives with their noses to the grindstone.
Michael Anthony: Sounds most uncomfortable. [Anthony taps his nose] Must change the shape considerably. [Anthony laughs but gets no response from Tipton] I guess that wasn't a very good joke.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] No, it wasn't. And sometimes it changes the shape of their lives when they're able, for one reason or another, to get away from the grindstone. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
06x17 - Millionaire Sylvia Merrick Season 6 / Episode 17: - Millionaire Sylvia Merrick

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton dining area where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair sipping on coffee] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, look at this. [Tipton hands over a large silver spoon to Anthony] A copy of Benvenuto Cellini's most beautiful designs. And as a silversmith, he's never been equaled.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony inspects the spoon] Very beautiful, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: You've heard of people who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth?
Michael Anthony: [With a sly grin] Well, this one might be a little uncomfortable for a newborn baby, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] It can be, Mike. Sometimes being born into wealth and position and being given every advantage can be more than uncomfortable. It can be very dangerous. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and turns to leave]
06x16 - Millionaire Elizabeth Tander Season 6 / Episode 16: - Millionaire Elizabeth Tander

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair with two pair of women's shoes atop his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, I've been thinking about clothes. Or rather shoes in particular. They sometimes tell a story. [Tipton displays a pair of shoes] What do these tell you, Mike?
Michael Anthony: Well, they look comfortable.
John Beresford Tipton: I mean about their wearer?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony through furrowed brow] I imagine she'd be conservative and practical.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton displays the second pair of shoes] And these?
Michael Anthony: I'd guess she'd be what we refer to as a glamor girl.
John Beresford Tipton: Wouldn't it be interesting if both pair belonged to the same girl?
Michael Anthony: I suppose it would, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
06x15 - Millionaire Timothy Mackail Season 6 / Episode 15: - Millionaire Timothy Mackail

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters an electrical shop on the Silverstone estate to discover Tipton tinkering with a meter] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton indicates the meter] Mike, did you ever see how these things work?
Michael Anthony: A taxi meter, sir? Well, no, I've never taken one of them apart. [Anthony gives a slight smile] But they've certainly taken a lot from me.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Very interesting how they click off the minutes and the miles, charging for both time and distance. Sometimes, a short ride, a few miles, a few minutes can change a person's entire life. [Tipton pushes a button on the meter and a receipt discharges] And now it's time to pay up. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony smiles and nods]
06x14 - Millionaire Jackson Green Season 6 / Episode 14: - Millionaire Jackson Green

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever grow a beard?
Michael Anthony: Well, yes, in a way.
John Beresford Tipton: Oh? What way?
Michael Anthony: Well, I started one - but it grew in red.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] You know, Mike, a beard was once a mark of dignity, prestige, age. Today, it's a badge of youth.
Michael Anthony: And of the beatnik, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] That's right, Mike. Some are beat because they're defeated. Others are beat because they like to beat a drum. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. And Mike, perhaps if you deliver that with a beard, you won't be taken for a square. [Anthony gives the comment a brief thought, nods, and departs]
06x12 - Millionaire Andrew C. Cooley Season 6 / Episode 12: - Millionaire Andrew C. Cooley

John Beresford Tipton: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to overhear Tipton speaking as he sits in his high backed chair at his desk]... a long time for me. I wonder if that may change.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony looks around the study to learn that no one else is present] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, Mike. Well, come in, come in.
Michael Anthony: I thought I heard someone talking, sir. [Anthony smiles]
John Beresford Tipton: You did. I was talking to this room. I do it quite often. You think that's strange?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony is uncomfortable] Well, sir, I wouldn't advise you to do it in the presence of others. They may not understand.
Michael Anthony: I suppose you're right. Most of them wouldn't. But children and very old people and those who are alone a lot - they'd understand. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows]
06x11 - Millionaire Mitchell Gunther Season 6 / Episode 11: - Millionaire Mitchell Gunther

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, constructing a matchstick tower] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, ever build houses like this? Or castles in the sand?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir, of course - when I was a child.
John Beresford Tipton: Some people go on doing it, even when they've grown up. [Tipton adds another matchstick to the structure]
Michael Anthony: I don't suppose you mean that literally, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: No, but they built on shifting values, unstable personalities, sometimes on false friends. Then, because the foundation isn't strong enough [Tipton adds another matchstick to the tower, which falls over. Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x08 - Millionaire Jeff Mercer Season 6 / Episode 8: - Millionaire Jeff Mercer

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton library to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, perusing a stock market ticker] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you own any stocks?
Michael Anthony: No, sir, I don't,
John Beresford Tipton: Then it makes no difference to you if the market averages go up or down?
Michael Anthony: I'm neutral, sir, like any average man.
John Beresford Tipton: Average? Mike, have you ever met an average man?
Michael Anthony: [Puzzled] Well, do you mean ordinary or... [Anthony is befuddled] I'm not sure, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Well, at least that's any honest answer. The stock market has averages but human beings do not. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire comes out of a picture labeled "Average American Family." But I think you'll find them rather exceptional.
06x07 - Millionaire Maureen Reynolds Season 6 / Episode 7: - Millionaire Maureen Reynolds

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair, perusing a postage stamp album] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever collect stamps?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir, when I was a boy. I considered myself quite an authority.
John Beresford Tipton: Look at this one. [Tipton hands Anthony an envelope with a stamp affixed] It's quite valuable.
Michael Anthony: [Through furrowed brow] But I've seen a lot of these, sir. What's so rare about this one?
John Beresford Tipton: I didn't say it was rare, Mike. I said it was valuable. To me, it brought me some wonderful news, many years ago.
Michael Anthony: [Smiling] Oh, I see.
John Beresford Tipton: Very valuable. You know, Mike, sometimes stamps and a letter can change a whole life. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows]
06x06 - Millionaire Jim Hayes Season 6 / Episode 6: - Millionaire Jim Hayes

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, playing Solitaire] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: One moment, Mike. Just one moment.
Michael Anthony: [Perusing the hand on Tipton's desk] Excuse me, sir. If you put the red nine over there on the black ten...
John Beresford Tipton: You know, Mike, you're a very satisfactory person.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony grins] Well, sir, I just happened to...
John Beresford Tipton: One of the rules of Solitaire, which you have just so ably demonstrated, is that [Tipton's voice becomes irritated] it is impossible to play without a second person barging in and pointing out the most obvious move.
Michael Anthony: [Taken aback] Oh.
John Beresford Tipton: However, if I ignore your disastrous suggestion and move this instead, [Tipton moves a row of cards] I can do this, [Tipton moves another row of cards] and the game is almost over. That's another rule of Solitaire, Mike: when the cards are all up, the game is over.
Michael Anthony: I imagine a good many other games follow that pattern, don't they, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: But suppose they don't, Mike. Suppose two people start playing a game, then can't figure out how to stop playing. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x04 - Millionaire Phillip Burnell Season 6 / Episode 4: - Millionaire Phillip Burnell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate garden to find Tipton seated in a high backed rattan wicker chair, holding a sea shell] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Know what this is, Mike? [Tipton offers the shell to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: It's a sea shell, of course. [Anthony inspects the shell closer] Chambered nautilus, isn't it, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Well, it was. Now it's only the empty shell - the house in which the nautilus once lived. Here's how the house of nautilus looks inside. [Tipton offers the house to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Anthony examines the house] A long corridor of separate chambers.
John Beresford Tipton: No one quite knows why, as the nautilus grows, it moves forward into a new chamber and seals off the past room in which it lived - locks the door and moves into the future. Some people live like that, Mike: keep their past in an airtight compartment, locked away. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x02 - Millionaire Harry Brown Season 6 / Episode 2: - Millionaire Harry Brown

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton library to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever read this book? [Tipton holds up his book] "How to be Happy Though Married."
Michael Anthony: No, sir. Mr. Tipton, don't you think that's a rather flippant title? Most marriages are happy, I believe.
John Beresford Tipton: Ah, then you think marriages are made in Heaven?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony gives a wry grin] You could put it that way, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Hmmm. Well, they may be made in Heaven, Mike, but many of them seem to be fought out on this worldly plane. [Tipton chuckles] But then, only valuable things are worth fighting for. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x22 - Millionaire Father Gilhooley Season 5 / Episode 22: - Millionaire Father Gilhooley

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton library to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk. Anthony notices a new chair as he walks from the door to Tipton's desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, [Pointing to the new chair] A king once sat on that throne.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony turns to observe] Indeed? A real king, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Certainly. Sit in it, Mike. [Anthony walks over to the throne and sits down] Well, feel like a king?
Michael Anthony: I'm not sure I know how a king feels.
John Beresford Tipton: Do you feel comfortable?
Michael Anthony: [Stiffly] Not especially.
John Beresford Tipton: Every man has a chair he feels was just made for him - or he dreams of one. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
05x21 - Millionaire John Rackman Season 5 / Episode 21: - Millionaire John Rackman

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate art gallery to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair examining a piece of East Indian art] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you remember what Rudyard Kipling said?
Michael Anthony: He said quite a few things, sir - about thirty volumes full.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Yes. [Reciting] "Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Kipling wrote that many years ago. I wonder if he's say that today? [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x20 - Millionaire Emily Baker Season 5 / Episode 20: - Millionaire Emily Baker

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, viewing the small statute of a female on his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever dream of meeting the perfect woman? A girl with everything, at least as far as you're concerned? Tailor-made to your specifications?
Michael Anthony: Well, yes, sir. What man hasn't?
John Beresford Tipton: Probably none. But I wonder how often the man finds his dream girl and how he would react, if he finds her. [Tipton opens a desk drawer and removes an envelope, which he hands over to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike.
Michael Anthony: To help finance the search, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Not exactly. But it is an interesting thought. [Anthony bows and turns to leave]
05x14 - Millionaire Pete Hopper Season 5 / Episode 14: - Millionaire Pete Hopper

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate trophy room to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair, fumbling with a box] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, look at this. It came today from China. [Tipton hands over the box to Anthony] Isn't it beautiful?
Michael Anthony: Yes, very lovely. How does it open?
John Beresford Tipton: Oh, you just push that button in the middle there. [Anthony pushes the button and a jack-in-the-box jumps out. Tipton chuckles] Frightened, Mike?
Michael Anthony: Startled, sir, but not frightened.
John Beresford Tipton: Suppose, Mike, you were that jack-in-the-box. How would you feel, locked up and confined in that small, dark container? You might be frightened then. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. I'll want a full report.
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir. [Anthony turns and departs]
05x12 - Millionaire Lee Randolph Season 5 / Episode 12: - Millionaire Lee Randolph

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton bedroom, where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair and sipping coffee. Anthony bows] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you ever have nightmares?
Michael Anthony: Only after too much curried shrimp, I'm glad to say.
John Beresford Tipton: I had one after I awoke this morning.
Michael Anthony: Awoke this morning, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Scientists say there is one moment between waking and sleeping when you can experience a lifetime of emotion. This morning, there was one second that seemed like years of terror.
Michael Anthony: They also say that those who never have nightmares never have pleasant dreams either.
John Beresford Tipton: Well, Mike, I must confess I'm glad to be awake now, free of doubt and back to my proper place in time. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x11 - Millionaire Newman Johnson Season 5 / Episode 11: - Millionaire Newman Johnson

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, tell me. What do you think of me as an employer?
Michael Anthony: [Surprised] Why, I've always admired you greatly, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: But don't you sometimes have the desire to turn the tables, Mike? To sit in my chair?
Michael Anthony: [Taken aback] Why, Mr. Tipton...
John Beresford Tipton: To tell me off? [Anthony is obviously uncomfortable] Come, come, Mike. Confess it.
Michael Anthony: Well, I can't say that it has never occurred to me.
John Beresford Tipton: Try it, Mike.
Michael Anthony: [Painfully] Mr. Tipton, I'd rather not. I don't think I could.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton chuckles and hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x10 - Millionaire Dan Howell Season 5 / Episode 10: - Millionaire Dan Howell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate game room, where he discovers Tipton running several model trains. Tipton is just off screen so viewers can see only his right arm] You sent for me, sir? [Tipton switches off the trains]
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, when you see a train, do you wave at the engineer?
Michael Anthony: I used to, when I was a child, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] I still do. Maybe I'm in my second childhood. Go ahead, Mike, try it. You've got a switch there. [Anthony engages a switch, turns on some trains and they go around a bit. Anthony smiles and is obviously enjoying himself] I'm glad you like trains, too, Mike. [the trains stop. Tipton reaches into his pocket and pulls out an envelope, which he places in one of the train's cars] Because you're going to deliver this one on a train. [Tipton turns on the train, which delivers the envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows]
05x08 - The William Vaughan Story Season 5 / Episode 8: - The William Vaughan Story

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate garden, to find Tipton, whose body is concealed from the viewers by a huge garden statue, observing a large caged bird] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, look at our new little pet.
Michael Anthony: It's a vulture, isn't it, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, a vulture. This one's from Africa, but we have them in America, too.
Michael Anthony: They're certainly ugly, aren't they?
John Beresford Tipton: As ugly as the qualities they symbolize: Greed, voracious, eagerness for life to end so their feast may begin. Sometimes, they're so greedy, they don't even want to wait until their victim is dead. [Tipton reaches into his pocket, pulls out an envelope and hands it over to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs, eager to get away from the vulture]
05x07 - Millionaire Ellen Curry Season 5 / Episode 7: - Millionaire Ellen Curry

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, where he discovers Tipton seated in a high backed chair, reading a large poetry book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you think Cupid is blind?
Michael Anthony: [With a wry smile] He hasn't come close enough for me to see.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton chuckles and then quotes from the book from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream] "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
Michael Anthony: [Questioning the author who wrote this statement] Shakespeare?
John Beresford Tipton: Shakespeare? He was often right. I wonder if he is this time. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope and starts to leave] Wait. [Tipton reads from Shakespeare's Life and Death of King John] "Make haste, swift messenger. The better foot before." [Tipton chuckles. Anthony turns and departs]
05x06 - Millionaire Martin Scott Season 5 / Episode 6: - Millionaire Martin Scott

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Silverstone estate outdoor garden, where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed al fresco chair observing a bust of a young boy. It appears to be evening] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you remember the legend of William Tell?
Michael Anthony: Everyone remembers the Swiss tyrant Gessler who commanded William Tell to shoot an apple off his son's head with a bow and arrow.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton places an apple atop the head of the boy's statue] Yes, Mike - only it was an Austrian tyrant who held the Swiss patriot William Tell as a prisoner.
Michael Anthony: [Embarrassed] Yes, sir, that's what I meant.
John Beresford Tipton: If Tell succeeded, he'd gain his freedom. If he failed...
Michael Anthony: He would kill his son.
John Beresford Tipton: But he shot it off, clean as a whistle, destroyed the tyrant, and set his people free. What I remember most is the supreme confidence that boy had in his father. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike.
05x05 - Millionaire David Barrett Season 5 / Episode 5: - Millionaire David Barrett

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate art gallery, where he finds Tipton admiring a painting. Tipton is hidden from the viewers by a pillar] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Indicating the painting] Look at her, Mike. Isn't she lovely? [Tipton identifies the painting] "The Sleeping Beauty." Probably the most romantic legend of all.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony steps closer to examine the painting] Ah, yes, a lovely girl awakened by a kiss.
John Beresford Tipton: A kiss from the right man.
Michael Anthony: Yes, of course. Naturally.
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, what if she hadn't awakened?
Michael Anthony: I don't think I'd like the story quite as well.
John Beresford Tipton: No, I suppose not. Let's let her sleep, Mike. [Anthony turns off the light illuminating the painting. Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Here. Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x04 - Millionaire Ken Leighton Season 5 / Episode 4: - Millionaire Ken Leighton

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton library to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: I've been taking a little journey, Mike, back to the days of my childhood.
Michael Anthony: That's always pleasant, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Join me, [Tipton hands over his book to Anthony] although it's a somewhat shorter trip for you.
Michael Anthony: "Horatio Alger", sir?
John Beresford Tipton: The American dream, Mike. The young man who goes from rags to riches. You remember how this pleasant transition was achieved, Mike?
Michael Anthony: As I recall, sir, the formula was always hard work and perseverance.
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, but there are always a few who prefer shortcuts and like to chase rainbows. [Tipton reaches into his pocket and produces an envelope, which he hands over to Anthony] Give this to a rainbow chaser par excellence, Mike. Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x03 - Millionaire Fred Morgan Season 5 / Episode 3: - Millionaire Fred Morgan

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate mansion, where he finds Tipton fiddling with a bow string. Tipton is just off screen so only his right arm is visible to the viewers] You sent for me, sir? [Tipton is pulling on the bow string] You'll break it, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Pick up the scissors, Mike. I'm testing the strength of this bow. [Anthony picks up the scissors] Now cut the string. [Anthony snips the bow string. The release of pressure causes the bow to make a loud noise as it flies away] Release from intolerable tension can sometimes be more dangerous than the tension itself. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x02 - Millionaire Norman Conover Season 5 / Episode 2: - Millionaire Norman Conover

Michael Anthony: [Anthony descends some stairs into a Tipton estate laboratory. Tipton is just off camera and only his right arm is visible] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Have you ever seen a device like this, Mike?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony observes a candle burning in a dish, surrounded by a black powder] A candle, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: A candle burning toward an exploding powder. [Anthony becomes immediately concerned] I understand it was once very popular as a torture device.
Michael Anthony: I don't believe I ever...
John Beresford Tipton: There are people whose lives are lived this way. It can cause great tension, wouldn't you say?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony watches the burning candle growing closer to the powder] I would, sir. Yes, I would.
John Beresford Tipton: Perhaps it's something in the past they fear, or something never quite fully accepted or faced up to.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony observes the burning candle approaching the powder] Sir!
John Beresford Tipton: Oh, are you worried, Mike? Don't be. It's only charcoal. [Anthony is visibly relieved. Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Here, Mike, our next millionaire. [Anthony manages a weak smile as he accepts the envelope]

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