I guess Lieutenant Dan figured
there's some things you just can't change.
He didn't want to be called crippled
just like I didn't want to be called stupid.
Happy new year, Gump.
The U.S. Ping-Pong team
met with President Nixon today...
Wouldn't you know it?
A few months later,
they invited me and the Ping-Pong team
to visit the White House.
So I went...
And I met the president of the United States again.
Only this time, they didn't get us rooms
in a real fancy hotel.
Are you enjoying yourself
in our nation's capital, young man?
where are you staying?
It's called the Hotel Ebbott.
Oh, no, no, no. I know a much nicer hotel.
It's brand-new. Very modern.
I'll have my people take care of it.