Study Guide

Groundhog Day Scene 16

Scene 16

Scene 16

  • Phil wakes up in his bed at the B&B. He jumps out of bed feeling super pumped and starts reciting the radio announcers' lines before they even come on.
  • Downstairs, Phil answers every one of Mrs. Lancaster's questions before she can even ask them. Then he kisses her on the mouth and walks away.
  • On the street, Ned Ryerson runs up to Phil. Phil punches him in the face and keeps walking. He also avoids the ice puddle this time.
  • Phil sits down with Rita at the diner and gorges himself on milkshakes and baked goods. He has also decided to take up smoking and drinking tons of coffee. Rita asks him if he worries about his health, but he replies that he doesn't worry about anything anymore.
  • Rita quotes some poetry from Sir Walter Scott talking about how selfish men like Phil end up dying alone with no one to mourn them. Phil just laughs and makes fun of her.
  • Larry comes in and says they'll need to head out if they want to stay ahead of the weather. Phil says he'd like to stay and eat and offers some baked goods to Larry.
  • When he gets up to walk out of the diner, Phil sits down next to an attractive woman and asks her questions about her name (which is Nancy), what high school she went to, and who her English teacher was.