Chief Scientist: "I agree with those who say we could launch a pod."
Lyndon B. Johnson (Donald Moffat): "A pot?"
Chief Scientist: "A pod! A capsule. Now, we would be in full control of this pod. It will go up like a cannonball, and come down like, uh, a cannonball, uh, splashing down in the water, the ocean, with a parachute to spare the life of the specimen inside."
Lyndon Johnson: "Spaceman?"
Chief Scientist: "Spe-ci-men."
Lyndon Johnson: "Well, what kind of 'spe-ci-men'? "
Chief Scientist: "A tough one. Responsive to orders. I had in mind a chimp."
Lyndon Johnson: "Jimp? Well what the hell is a jimp?"
Chief Scientist: "A chimp. A-a-a chimpanzee, Senator. An ape."