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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

06x35 - Millionaire Maggie Dalton Season 6 / Episode 35: - Millionaire Maggie Dalton

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his left arm visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, you were born in a small town, weren't you?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Why did you move to the city?
Michael Anthony: When I was young, my family moved. My father's business took him to the city.
John Beresford Tipton: That's a good reason. With some, however, it's a dream. People born in small towns all over the country are drawn by thousands every year to the big city.
Michael Anthony: Yes, the big city certainly is exciting.
John Beresford Tipton: And it can also be the loneliest place in the world. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, and turns to depart]
06x34 - Millionaire Peter Longman Season 6 / Episode 34: - Millionaire Peter Longman

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his right arm visible to viewers. On the desk before Tipton is an assortment of various sized keys] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, have you any idea how the history of the human race you can tell by keys?
Michael Anthony: [Bemused] I hadn't thought, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Oh, it's fascinating. What was so valuable that it had to be locked up? And who was important enough to have the key? Ah, yes, the key, that which unlocks the mystery, the treasure, the heart.
Michael Anthony: Well, if you think of it that way...
John Beresford Tipton: Exactly. It was the important man who had the key, the key to the situation. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, and turns to leave]
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]
06x30 - Millionaire Katherine Boland Season 6 / Episode 30: - Millionaire Katherine Boland

Michael Anthony: [Entering study] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, what does this book represent to you? [Hands volume to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Examining book and returning it to Tipton] Well, sir, it's a type of directory.
John Beresford Tipton: A very special type directory, Mike - the Social Register. Now, what's this book? [Hands a second volume to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Examining book and returning it to Tipton] That's "Who's Who" - a listing of very prominent people.
John Beresford Tipton: These two books represent the ultimate of a great many people. A name listed in one isn't necessarily listed in the other. But those names printed in both are to be reckoned with, eh? [Gives envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts envelope, bows and departs]
06x28 - Millionaire Susan Johnson Season 6 / Episode 28: - Millionaire Susan Johnson

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with a phonograph record player and a miniature roulette wheel on his desk beside each other. Only Tipton's right arm is visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Indicating the roulette wheel] What's your pleasure, Mike?
Michael Anthony: [Thinking] Eleven Black.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton spins the wheel. It stops] Nine Red. You lose, Mike. [Indicating the record player and the wheel] These two have a lot in common, besides the fact that they both spin. People sometimes stake as much on the spin of a record as they do on the spin of the wheel.
Michael Anthony: I'm not certain I follow you, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Some people gamble their hopes and their futures on the success of a record. As with the roulette wheel, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts the envelope and bows]
06x24 - Millionaire Karen Summers Season 6 / Episode 24: - Millionaire Karen Summers

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his right arm visible to viewers. On the desk before Tipton is a sort of scale holding two bundles of papers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, [pointing to one of the stacks] do you recognize that? [Anthony picks up the bundle to which Tipton had pointed and examines it]
Michael Anthony: Oh, I certainly do, sir. It's a Shakespeare folio.
John Beresford Tipton: It weighs exactly the same as [pointing to the other] 80 cents worth of blank paper. And that folio cost me $300,000. Now tell me - why is one sheaf of paper worth more than the other? [Anthony furrows his brow] I'll tell you, Mike: words. The world's full of people putting words on paper. But very few of them do as well as William Shakespeare. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, and turn to depart]
06x23 - Millionaire Larry Maxwell Season 6 / Episode 23: - Millionaire Larry Maxwell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his right arm visible to viewers. Tipton is playing with a baseball and baseball glove. Several sports trophies can be seen around the room] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Well, it's about that time of year again, Mike. Did you ever play baseball?
Michael Anthony: [Smiles] Not since I was a young boy, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Continues playing with the baseball and glove] People always think of baseball strictly in terms of it's being a game with players who become national heroes. There's more to it than "Mighty Casey has struck out."
Michael Anthony: You're referring, of course, to the executive end of the game now.
John Beresford Tipton: That's right, Mike. With players on the field, executives in the offices, never the twain shall meet.


John Beresford Tipton: Or shall they?

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]
06x01 - Millionaire Mark Fleming Season 6 / Episode 1: - Millionaire Mark Fleming

Michael Anthony: [Entering study] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Toying with bronzed baby shoes] Mike, remember your childhood?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Ever want to go back to it?
Michael Anthony: [Briefly picks up baby shoes, then puts them down] It was a very happy one, sir. But I think it would be a mistake to go back, even if you could.
John Beresford Tipton: You're very wise. To most people, childhood is a symbol of carefree, sunny days. But to others, a return would be a fearful journey. [Gives envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts envelope, bows, departs]
05x30 - Millionaire Ann Griffin Season 5 / Episode 30: - Millionaire Ann Griffin

Michael Anthony: [Anthony descends a staircase into a gallery/showroom of sorts where he discovers Tipton seated in a high back chair at a desk with only his right arm visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton turns a switch on his desk, plunging the room into darkness except for a spotlight shining on Anthony. Tipton chuckles] Know what you are, Mike?
Michael Anthony: What, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: You're a great motion picture star.
Michael Anthony: I am?
John Beresford Tipton: The spotlight is on you. You're the glamour boy. The girls scream when they see you. They want your autograph. There are stories about you in all the fan magazines.
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir. [Anthony winces as he looks up at the spotlight above] But the light is blinding me, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: The glare of the spotlight makes it sometimes hard to see just where you're going. [Tipton turns the desk switch and normal lighting returns] There. It's all over, Mike.
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Here. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
05x29 - Millionaire Sally Simms Season 5 / Episode 29: - Millionaire Sally Simms

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters an outdoor garden setting, where he discovers Tipton, hidden from the viewers by a large plant, wearing garden gloves, tending to some roses] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, ever see Good Queen Bess?
Michael Anthony: [Wryly] That was a little before my time, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles. Tipton displays a rose for Anthony] Mike, this is a Good Queen Bess.
Michael Anthony: [Slightly bowing and addressing the rose] Your Majesty.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton picks up another flower] And this is a White Princess. Many varieties. Just came today. [Tipton hands the flower to Anthony, who takes it]
Michael Anthony: Very handsome. [Anthony pricks his finger and hands the flower back to Tipton]
John Beresford Tipton: Tell me - which one do you like better? The budding one or the one in full bloom?
Michael Anthony: Can you admire them both equally, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: But in some cases, a choice is necessary. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaires.
Michael Anthony: Millionaires?
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, Mike. There are two. [Anthony bows and leaves]
05x26 - Millionaire Alicia Osante Season 5 / Episode 26: - Millionaire Alicia Osante

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the library to discover Tipton, seated in a high backed chair, listening to a record of a man articulating phrases in Spanish, such as "Buenas dias, Senior Garcia." Only Tipton's left arm is visible as he reaches to turn off the record player] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Buenas tardes, Miguel.
Michael Anthony: I beg your pardon, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] A greeting, Mike. "Good afternoon."
Michael Anthony: Good afternoon, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, would you say it's a good thing for a person to be confiado?
Michael Anthony: Confiado, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton hands Anthony a book] Here's a Spanish-English dictionary, Mike. You'd better look it up. [Spelling] C-O-N-F-I-A-D-O.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony pages through the dictionary] It means "trusting", sir.
John Beresford Tipton: That's right. A good quality in any language.
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton indicates the dictionary] You'd better take that, Mike. You may need it. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. Buena suerte, Miguel.
Michael Anthony: [as he accepts envelope] Hasta la vista, senior. [Anthony bows as he turns to leave]
John Beresford Tipton: I should have known. [Chuckles. Anthony gives a slight backward wry smile as he walks to the door]
05x25 - Millionaire Charlie Weber Season 5 / Episode 25: - Millionaire Charlie Weber

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to discover Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at a desk containing numerous examples of ink blots. Only Tipton's right arm is visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, [Tipton hands a card to Anthony] do you know what this is?
Michael Anthony: [Observing] It's an ink blot, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Oh, a very special ink blot, Mike. One of the original series of standard patterns devised for analyzing personality characteristics. To one person, it is a beautiful butterfly; to another, a funeral wreath.
Michael Anthony: [Wryly] It wasn't the ink blot itself. [Anthony hands back the card to Tipton] It was obviously what they had on their minds.
John Beresford Tipton: Fear plays strange tricks. It can transform something as innocuous as an ink blot into an object of horror. [Tipton hands envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts envelope and bows]
05x23 - Millionaire Hank Butler Season 5 / Episode 23: - Millionaire Hank Butler

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters what can best be described as a playroom and discovers Tipton seated in a high backed chair with only his left arm visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir? [Startled, as he observes Tipton seated next to a completely furnished dollhouse] Sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] The enviable privilege of little girls and old men, Mike. Playing with dolls. [Chuckles again]
Michael Anthony: [Anthony closely examines the dollhouse] I could be tempted myself, sir. It looks fascinating.
John Beresford Tipton: Fascinating and dangerous, Mike. Moving things and people about at will. Notice the mistress of the house here in the living room, Mike. [Tipton picks up the doll and moves it] A hand is all the power needed to let her have a pleasant rest in the bedroom.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony smiles as he further inspects the dollhouse] What about the master of the house, sir? I don't see him anywhere.
John Beresford Tipton: You will see him quite shortly, Mike. [Tipton hands envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts the envelope and bows]
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]

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