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  • n  frivolous banter

  • Watch them in this service comedy, which has a couple of spiffy song-and-dance routines and lots of artful badinagelike the bit where Jer has been badgered into boxing a much .
  • This musical badinage, from the film "High Society," refers to the Bing Crosby character, a Newport aristocrat on the outs with his fellow swells.
  • Still, the story never runs completely off the rails and is, in any event, just a pretext for a lot of very sharp badinage by Jason Smilovic--a screenwriter who would have been at .
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  • Review: Joss Whedon Updates ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
    Is it an attempt to force some culture onto the Comic-Con nerds? William Shakespeare did, after all, invent the notion of meeting-cute. And who better to appreciate Beatrice and Benedick’s smart-alecky badinage than Joss Whedon? Shot over 12 days at his Santa Monica mansion, The Avengers director’s let’s-put-on-a-show Shakespearean house party is stocked with so many regulars from his television ...
    June 26, 2013 - San Antonio Current

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