West Side Story

If I don't put down the roughhouse, I ge

Detective Schrank

West Side Story

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The Jets and Sharks just had a skirmish at the school dance. Shrank suspects that they have planned

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If I don't put down the roughhouse, I get put down -on a traffic corner. Your friends don't like traffic corners. So you buddy boys are gonna play ball with me. I gotta put up with them and so do you. You're gonna make nice with them PRs from now on. Because otherwise I'm gonna beat the crap outa every one of ya and then run ya in.

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