The Bald Soprano
Yay, more fun with time. Why does the Fire Chief say "three quarters of an hour and sixteen minutes"? Isn't that the same thing as one hour and one minute? Wouldn't that be easier to say? Also, how does the Fire Chief know that there will be a fire in the first place? Can he tell the future or something?
We're beginning to think this clock is just as much of a character as anybody else in the play. Notice again how the clock responds to the other characters' emotions. It's almost like time itself bends around the characters in the world of The Bald Soprano.