Why Pearl Cleage knocks me out, part two

Because of dialogue like this:

ANGEL: How hot does it get in Alabama?

LELAND: It’s pretty near always this hot down there. One way or another.

ANGEL: Well, it’s not always this hot in Harlem, but today it is. (A beat) Do you know what I mean?

LELAND: I’m not sure that I do.

ANGEL: What I mean is, it’s a little too hot today for a lady to take a stroll with a gentleman friend even if the idea presented itself to her.

(He looks at her. A beat. He wants this to be the right answer.)

LELAND: It’s supposed to be a lot cooler by the weekend.

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