The Bear – S03E06 – Napkins | Transcript

Tina looks for a new opportunity.

The Bear
Season 3 – Episode 6
Episode title:
Original release date:
June 26, 2024

Tina looks for a new opportunity.

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[“Get Down On It” playing on alarm radio]

♪ Do you wanna get down? ♪

[alarm radio stops]


♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Come on and ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ If you really want it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ You gotta feel it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Come on and ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Baby, baby ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Get on it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ I say people ♪

♪ What? ♪

♪ What you gonna do? ♪

♪ You gotta get On the groove ♪

♪ If you want Your body to move ♪

♪ Tell me, baby ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Oh, yeah ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ You move me, baby, When you move ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

♪ Get down on it ♪

You anxious?

[scoffs] Never.

The good news is, I think Dennis is gonna get moved up. Soon.

And once he gets moved, then I can move up, and…

Yeah. That’s a lot of moving up for $3 more an hour.

It’s going to be okay.

Yeah, I-I know, baby.

I-I just think I spun a little bit when I heard about the rent increase, so…


it’s going to be okay.

I don’t wanna lose this place.

[David] We won’t.

We can’t.

You know, Louie will have to transfer schools,

and he only just started making friends.

He’d make new friends.

[Tina scoffs]


He’s kind of an asshole.


I-I’m just saying. [laughs]


His track record is not good.


It isn’t good, is it?

No, it’s bad.

[David] Do me a favor.

Don’t panic yet.

You’ll tell me when to panic?

I will most certainly tell you when to panic.

[Tina] Hey, mama.


[speaking Spanish]

[Tina] Good. How’s the knee?

You know me. I never complain.

[Tina chortles]

[coworker] Stop. [laughs]


Can I talk to you for a minute?

Sure. Okay.

[Tina] I’ll talk to you later.

All right. Mm-hmm.

Trust me. No one wanted it to come to this,

but it’s the reality of the current climate.

Um, you’ve all been wonderful stewards of the company,

and we thank you for your years of service.

[muffled] Parting ways is never easy,

but I think you’ll find with time that…

[muffled] I love you.

[muffled] I love you.

[David, muffled] How was work?

[muffled] Same old, same old.

Louie, dinner’s ready.

Get your ass in here!

You up?

[David] Mmm.

Can I tell you something?

Of course.

I lost my job.

What happened?

They cut everyone back.

[David] I’m so sorry, honey.

I’m gonna find another job tomorrow.

Everything will be okay.

[David shushes]


[Tina sighs]

[speaking Japanese on TV]

[Tina] Louie, turn that shit off!

♪ Begin to breathe ♪

♪ Begin to speak ♪

♪ Do you know what? ♪

♪ I love you better now ♪


Can I leave my résumé?

Um, you could just apply on LinkedIn.

It’ll be easier.

[recruiter] And what’s amazing about this job

is there’s literally no limit to how much you can earn.

It all depends on you and how hard you’re willing to work.

Full disclosure, I made $100,000 last year.

Now, you putting money in up front, but that’s just to get you started selling.

But that’s your commitment to yourself,

and it’s a promise that you’re gonna give this job everything you got.

Now, five years ago, my bus card expired. I was walking down the street.

I came in here, and that day my life changed.

[speaking Japanese on TV]

Louie, enough!

[Tina] Hi. Uh…

Can I leave my résumé?

We’ll definitely keep it on file.


Thank you.

[David] You know Diego’s cousin who has the moving company?

I guess they double-booked jobs this weekend,

so they need another guy.

He said it would be 800 bucks, maybe more if the family tip well.

How do you get two jobs and I can’t find one?

My lucky day, I guess.

[Tina] Do you think Diego’s cousin is handing out any more work?

Maybe something for a washed-up old lady.

A beautiful young woman.

♪ Do you know what? ♪

♪ I love you better now ♪

♪ I’m falling ♪

[employee] Hi.

Can I help you with anything?

Uh, no. Just if you’re hiring?

Oh, we’re not, unfortunately.

But let me know if you wanna look at anything around here.

Okay. Um, but can I leave my résumé?

Oh, we’re not hiring, but thanks.

Yeah, let me know if you need help, okay?


♪ Do you know what? ♪

♪ I love you better now ♪

[David] What are you thinking about?

I sit on my ass every day not contributing shit, and it’s, like…

Honey, it’s been two weeks.

[Tina] I know, but I’m not this way.

I like working.

I like routine.

[David] I get it, baby. I do.

Yeah, but you get to go to work.

[David] Mm-hmm.

T, I’m a doorman.

I get to open doors for people.

Yeah, well, I don’t get to open shit.

[Tina] Hey, mama.

Yeah, you still selling Avon?

Uh, are you still doing that para job for the special ed?

No, I’m fine.

I… I-I just wanted to know if you were still watching those twins.

Okay, I worked at Filene’s right out of high school,

so I know department stores.

Oh, no. For sure.

Just let me know if you hear anything.

Just let me know if any shifts open up.

Let me know if anything opens.

♪ I’ll tell my father ♪

♪ I’ll tell my loved ones ♪

♪ I’ll tell my brothers ♪

♪ How much I love them ♪

[hiring manager laughs]

So the role is mostly processing time sheets

and approving everything for payroll.

Plus managing shift schedules, that sort of thing.

Yeah, that’s exactly what I did at my last job, so it’s perfect.


Let me grab some paperwork for you to fill out, and we’ll set up an interview.

Do you have references on here?


Mmm. Do you have your BA?

Like from college?

I’m so sorry.

They’re actually really strict about that here.

I know it’s super annoying,

but they always try to promote from within,

so all the new hires have to have degrees for, like, leadership potential.

But… But I did this exact job, like, for 15 years. [chuckles]

No, for sure.


I’m sorry.

Maybe you could try night school?

Would definitely help with the job hunt.

Yeah, maybe.

Mmm. Thanks for coming in.


[speaking Japanese on TV]

[Tina] Louie, what did I say about those cartoons? Turn it down!

[speaking Japanese on TV continues]

[computer beeps, chimes]

[speaking Japanese on TV continues]

Oh, thank fuck.

[“Let It Whip” playing on alarm radio]

[alarm radio stops]

Thanks, baby.

I got a really good feeling about this interview.

I know this is gonna be the one. I…

Breathe, mama.

[David exhales]

I know you’re being sweet…

but I know we’re in trouble,

and I really need this, you know?

Did I fail you?

No, baby. [chuckles]


Remember when we were 20?


Was it scary like this?


Different scary, but, yeah.

[David] Yeah.


I never want you to worry, baby.

I know.

I know, baby.

Good luck.

Thank you.



I’m here for the open interview hour.

That’s canceled.

They hired someone yesterday.

Yeah, but I applied on LinkedIn.

I got an email yesterday, so…

Oh, yeah.

Uh, maybe, but there’s no job.



Are you sure… [stammers]

You sure… Just… Maybe you could check, please?

[receptionist] Yeah. I-I checked. Uh…

It… There’s no job. I’m-I’m sorry.


Okay, um…

Well, then, uh, you should take that post down.

Like, right away, you know?

People can get their hopes up.

[typing continues]

And it’s like false advertising, or whatever, you know?

Okay. I’ll tell them.



And-And you know what else you could tell them?

Fuck you.

Oh, wow.



[people chattering]

[Richie] All right! What are we doing today, handsome?

[staff clamoring]

hot and sweet, two fries and a Coca-Cola?

Yeah. I got you, I got you.

Hot and sweet. Fries and Coke.

[Chi-Chi] Marty.

Two sweet, no name.

[staff chattering, clamoring]

Miss. Hey, miss, you cannot smoke in here anymore.

[Richie] Yes, you.

Marty’s up!


I got two sweet with no name.

Fries and a Coke. Two hot and sweet, fries and a Coke.

Yeah, that’s 21.50.

[Chuckie] Jasmine, your order’s up!

[Richie] Thank you. Yeah.

You really think I’m handsome?

You’re a perfect ten.

All right, mamacita, what can I get you?

Uh, just a cup of coffee.

That’s it?

Just coffee.

What do you want? Black? Dunkin’ style?

Black. Black.

Mark. Mark. Mark.

Mark the narc. Thank you, Mark, thank you.

You got beard guy ready?

Beard guy’s coming right now.

Here you go. One black coffee. That’s on me.

[Chuckie] Order for…

[Chi-Chi] Marty!

Order for beard guy.

Thank you.

[Richie] Marty!

Fuck you. I’m giving your shit away.

[Chi-Chi] Here you go, my love.

That’s for you, young lady.

Thank you.

You’re welcome.

[Richie] That’s on us.

What’s this?

That’s an Italian beef sandwich.

What’s an Italian beef?

What’s an Italian beef? Um…

Uh, you know what a French dip is?


That’s an Italian dip.

[Tina] Okay.

I hope you like it.

I’m Richie.

I’m Tina. Thank you, Richie.

Nice to meet you.


[Richie] All right. Yo, Nike Air, let’s rock!

You waiting for a formal invitation?

[Richie] One more. Up.

There we go, Abraham.

[Richie] Oh, a number seven?

Number seven for this narc-looking motherfucker over here.

[laughs] You want a number seven,

go to fucking McDonald’s, guy. All right?

Go. Yeah.

[Chi-Chi] What the fuck is wrong with you?

Get the fuck out of this place.

[Mikey] Shit, dude. Okay.

You need to be in a power stance, bro.

You’re never gonna clear this level if you’re not in a power stance.

[Neil] But I got the golden cock.

[Mikey] Yeah, the wizard’s gonna knock that shit off, dum-dum.

You gonna help with the napkins or is that, like, what you’re doing here?

[Neil] Yeah, after I see the wizard?

[Richie] Neil!

[Mikey mimicking Neil] “Can I do it after I see the wizard?

I wanna do it after I see the wizard.”

[Richie] Yo, Neil.


We got a full line here. What are you doing?

You fucking around?

[Neil] I’m about to see the wizard.

[mimicking] “The wizard.”

[Richie] Word?

[Neil] Yeah.

Yo, Chi-Chi, take register.

[Neil] I feel it coming.

[Mikey] Dude, there’s literally zero chance

he clears this level.

[Neil] Yeah, there’s a strong probability.

[Mikey] There’s no fucking… Probability is like gravity, Fak.

[Richie, Mikey] And you cannot negotiate with gravity!

[Neil] Booyakasha!

[Richie] Come on, now!

[Richie] Come on, now.

[Neil grunting]


[all] Ooh!

[Neil] I’m such a loser!

[Richie] You fucking retard!

[Neil] Yo, come on!

[Richie] Retard!

You should call your mom.

[Neil] Yeah!

[Richie] Call your mom, tell her you’re dead.

Yeah, right. [grunts]

[Neil] I’m alive. Get off of me!

Hey, Cousin. Cousin.

[Neil] Stop it!

Hey, what did you say to that lady?


[Richie] I didn’t say anything. I gave her a free sandwich.

[Neil] She’s really crying.

Yeah, ’cause you’re so bad at this fucking game.

Yeah. Well, I’m sad too now.

Yeah, you are sad.

You’re sad.

You gotta tell her she’s gotta stop crying.

Fuck do I gotta say that?

She’s gonna scare all the regulars.

And what do you want me to say?

I don’t know. You know…


Be a gentleman, Cousin. Just fucking tell her.

Tell her what?

She can’t be crying in here.

Should I say that?

She cannot be crying in here.

Impart that little gem of fucking empathy, dude?

[Richie] She can’t be crying here.

You’re a fucking barbarian. Go cover the line.

[Mikey] Fak, can you help?


Yeah? Could you be of service and just go help?



[Tina breathing heavily]

Sandwich really that bad?


Um, no. I’m… I’m just… [sighs]

I’m fine.



I don’t know, ’cause I saw you before.

It looked like you were crying.

I don’t think I was really crying. [chuckles]

[Mikey chuckles] I don’t know. You looked like you were really crying to me.

Yeah, but not, like, sobbing.

Not sobbing? All right, I’ll give you that.

You weren’t sobbing, but I think you were crying.


Bad day, huh?


[Mikey] Yeah.


Um, I don’t know. I’d say, like, kind of normal, average shitty.

Yeah, I know it.

[Mikey chuckles]

How crazy would it be if you, like, didn’t know it?

You know? Like, if that… if that wasn’t the baseline.

Yeah, then I wouldn’t be human.

[chuckles] Exactly.


Can I go first?

Please. Yeah.

[Mikey] Yeah?

All right. Sit?

Sit. Yeah.

[Mikey] Yeah?

We got this toilet back there

that, like… I mean, the thing’s possessed.

It just keeps fucking exploding?

[Tina chortles]

It’s like… It’s like, equal parts depressing and disgusting.

And, like, all the floor around it is totally rotting.

So that’s, like…

I don’t know. That’s a solid number one.

Number two is, uh, delivery company.

The delivery guy, he changed our terms.

We went from a net 45 to a net 30 which just, like, sucks, you know?

’Cause I was about to ask him if we could move to a net 60.

So instead of having that lovely conversation,

now we got to talk about a payment plan.

And I guess number three on… [clears throat]

Number three on just, like, sort of a general, kinda, like, macro level,

we just… we don’t have enough people working here.

So, the people that are here are just kind of getting shitty towards each other

because we are, like, constantly fucking rocked.

So, like, I don’t know, the… the general vibe just sucks.

And, yeah, I guess that makes me sad.

Hmm. Is there a number four?


I can’t remember the last time I went to bed.

You know?

How about, uh, you go?

Uh, one, my landlord raised our rent…

[Mikey] Yeah.

by, like, a lot, which is problematic.


Two, my husband has been waiting for a promotion for years

that’s probably not coming.

Uh, three, I lost my job.

Four, I’ve been applying for every job in the city, and I can’t get arrested.

Five, I’m 46 years old. [chuckles]


Oh, boy.

[Tina] Yeah. [chuckles]


Is there a… there a number six?

I also can’t remember the last time I went to bed.

[chuckles] Yeah?

All right. Well, you feel better?

Not really.

Not even a little fucking bit.

[phone buzzes]

Yeah. Yeah.

Well, we tried, right?

[Tina] Yeah.

Check that out.

What the hell is that?

I have no idea.

[Tina laughs]

No, my, uh…

my baby brother, he’s… he’s a chef.

Oh, fancy.

[Mikey] Yeah.

He’s, um…

He’s the shit.



You, um…

You ever know somebody who, like,

knows exactly what it is in this world that they wanna do?

Like, fucking knows it, and not only do they know it,

but they’re really fucking good at it.

Mmm. That sounds like a dream.

I’m telling you, I-I genuinely really think that that is the dream.


This a family business?


You know, my… my old man, he opened it.

He also ran it into the ground.

He just, like, has a giant stack of unpaid bills.

He took one look and he split, you know?

He hightailed it. Ran for the hills, never came back.

Mmm. They’ll do that.

What, bills?

Dads. [chuckles]

[scoffs] Yeah. Amen to that.

So, do you like the work?

[Mikey] Um.

I-I don’t know. I mean, I… I like the people.

Okay, but do you like the work?

I definitely do not like never not being fucked.

You know? I… I don’t like that you gotta make enough money every single day

just to pay for yesterday.

I don’t like it when, uh… you know, shit happens.

The oven breaks or the sewer line backs up.

I don’t like it when the delivery company forgets fucking onions, you know?

But, yeah. No, I do. I…

I… I like the people, you know?


Then I guess that’s why people do it.

[Mikey] Do what?

Open restaurants.


[Tina] Yeah?

I don’t know. I mean, I know it, like…

I know it, like, sounds like bullshit,

but I think that, like, if you really consider,

you know, like, the-the…

the special moments, you know, of your life…

like celebrations, good times, you know, cheer…

I feel like, you know, they always happen around food, you know?

You believe that?

Yeah. I… I think I am starting to.

[Tina] Okay.


[Tina] Sure.


[both chuckle]

So if you could do anything, what would be your dream job?

Fuck. I… I don’t know. You?

[stammers] I don’t think I have a dream job.

I’m not that good at anything, so…

Yeah. I mean, I think I’m pretty good at a lot of things,

but I’m not, like, stellar at any one thing.

I think that’s most of us.

[Mikey] Yeah.

I remember when I was a kid, I went on this field trip.

I don’t remember what it was fucking for,

but I remember we went into this old building, you know?

Like, beautiful. Like, proper art deco.

And on every single floor it was, like, a different business, you know?

It was all official.

You know, people working in suits and dresses and, like, doing their thing.

And… [stammers]

I remember thinking, like, this building, it’s like a building of dreams, you know?

What kind of dreams?

Well, if-if you think about, like, every single one of those people,

they had, like, one dream, right?

And that led them to that building and then to that floor and then to that job.

And it was just, like… You know?

Mmm. So it was inspiring.

No. I mean, dude, it was totally fucking depressing.

I mean, it killed me.

How come?

I just… I don’t know.

I mean, I’m a kid, and I’m there,

and I’m like, “Well, that shit ain’t happening to me.”

You know, I knew…

I knew I was gonna get, like, skipped, you know?

Like… I had shit to do, you know?

I had people to take care of. And I knew that, like…

I don’t know. Like, that dream shit… Pfft, you know, just…

You know, wasn’t gonna happen to me.

I was there for 15 years.

At the place that fired me.

That’s brutal.

[Tina] Mmm. Brutal.

And when I’m applying for all these jobs…

[Mikey] Yeah.

It’s all kids. Right?

[Mikey sighs]

They look like kids.

Dude, is that not the fucking worst?

[Tina] Yeah.

But also beautiful, you know?

[Mikey] Why? How so?

They seem, like, hungry, you know?


And… [stammers]

And I was thinking to myself, like,

maybe I lost that in myself.


You know?

Like, I get anxious to pay the rent.

Like, to pay for groceries, like, real shit, right?

And I was thinking it would be real easy for me to get really angry at these kids.

Like, “Fuck them kids. They don’t know shit.”

They haven’t been through nothing, they don’t know real stress.

[sighs] But I’m also like…

“I would give anything to be one of them motherfuckers.”

Ah, dude.

So fucking true.

I’m jealous as fuck. [chuckles]

[Mikey chuckles]


Like, as fuck. Yeah.

[Tina] Oh, shit.

It’s comedic how hard it’s been…

[Mikey] Mmm.

For me to find anything, man.

I’ll clean a dish, I’ll wash a floor.

[Mikey] Mmm.

I’ll sell some bullshit, you know?

I gotta cover this ass, right?

[Tina sighs]

I don’t need to be inspired.

I don’t need to be impassioned. I don’t need to make magic.

I don’t need to save the world, you know?

I just…

I just wanna feed my kid, you know?

[Mikey exhales sharply]


[Tina huffs]

Amen, man.

Just give me a routine.

I’m in.

Okay. Uh.

Listen, you-you might totally throw that fucking sandwich in my face,

and-and, like, have at it, all right?

’Cause I’m just gonna say, full disclosure, this place…

Like, this fucking place, it sucks.

Like, it sucks. It’s, like, you go home, and you fucking smell it, you know?

And it’s, like, insane.

And there’s so much fucking yelling here.

But, I swear to you, there are days that it is so much fun.

Like, it is so much fun.


[Mikey] And-And the pay is shit, right?

But there are days we make a rack of fucking tips, and it’s like…

It feels fucking good, you know?




What are you asking me?

I need a new line cook.



[stammers] I have an actual… I have an actual résumé.

What the fuck am I gonna do with a résumé?

I’ll go clean the toilet with the fucking résumé.

I don’t need a résumé. I talked to you.

[Richie] Yo!

What? You know? What do you think?

[Richie] Yo, Cousin!

Michael! Soda machine’s fucked up again.

Dude, I fucking heard you!

Shut the fuck up!

So you see that? It’s basically like that, like, all the fucking time.

[Richie] Yo, Cousin, what did you say?

For fuck’s sake.

Let me go deal with this motherfucker, all right?

Uh, look, thank you. Think about it, all right?

I’m Tina Marrero, by the way. Hey.

Hey. Michael Berzatto. And…

[Tina] Okay.

[Richie] Michael! The soda, Michael.

I appreciated the conversation.

[Tina sighs] Me too. Thank you, man.

Yeah. Enjoy your sandwich.

[Tina] I will.

Think about it. I’m right in there.

[Tina] All right, Michael.

Dude, honestly. Like, why?

[Mikey] Dude… It’s just the same shit, guys.

Just fucking use an indoor voice.

Shit. [sighs]

[Richie] I only have one.

[Mikey] What?


Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Mmm. Smells good.

It’s almost ready.

[David chuckles]

How’d it go?



[Tina laughs]

[“Got This Happy Feeling” playing]

♪ Got this happy feeling ♪

♪ Deep inside of me ♪

♪ What else can I do, girl? ♪

♪ But love you Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ What else can I do If I’m in love with you? ♪

♪ You’re always on my mind ♪

♪ Help me understand, girl ♪

♪ It is you Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Whoo! ♪

♪ Got this happy feeling ♪

♪ Deep inside of me ♪

♪ What else can I do, girl? ♪

♪ Love you ♪

♪ All right ♪

♪ Got this happy feeling Deep inside ♪

♪ And how bout you ♪

♪ Listen, listen Listen to me, girl ♪

♪ I love you, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ All right ♪

♪ I got this happy feeling Deep inside of me ♪

♪ Because my boobie is Having a little boobie too ♪

♪ Got this happy feeling ♪

♪ Deep inside of me ♪


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