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  • The opening scene at the Baltimore Symphony. We meet Benjamin Raspail, who plays the flute. Badly. What makes it funny is that we see Dr. Lecter's reactions every time the player screws up. By the end of the scene, Lecter's expression basically says "That's it, you're on my grocery list".
  • Hannibal Lector folding all his psychiatric tests into origami, much to the annoyance of Dr. Chilton.
  • The dinner and a show segment. Lecter proving to be the same Manipulative Bastard we loved in Silence, gets Graham to arrange a fancy dinner with some music. All for the sole purpose of pissing off Dr. Chilton, who is watching on the cameras. Barney and another orderly are the only ones that get a laugh from it.
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  • This exchange between Lecter and Dr. Chilton:
    Hannibal Lecter: Beneath the yellow folder, you'll find your latest rejection slip from the archives. It was brought to me by mistake with some of my archives mail. I'm afraid I opened it without looking. Sorry.
    Dr. Frederick Chilton: I think we'll remove Dr. Lecter's toilet seat as well.
  • The book has a good one. Graham is expecting a call from his wife Molly, and when the phone rings he answers with "Hello, Hotlips"...but it's Byron Metcalf, the Jacobis' lawyer, who calls him a silver-tongued devil and tells him they found the home movies he requested. A couple chapters later Graham has just had his Eureka Moment from watching the footage, and calls Metcalf back.
    Will Graham: Okay, I want to know where they got a movie film developed. Probably a store sent it off for them...Will you do that? Great. What? No, I will not introduce you to Hotlips.


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