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Bout de Souffle
Out of Breath
Short Sketch
204
   The Car

   INT. LIVING ROOM - MIDDAY

   So these three guys sit with great boredom on their mugs.
   Each of their faces is shown repeatedly in order, shots
   becoming shorter and shorter as their expressions grow more
   disgusted with the dullness and mediocrity of the day. Then
   finally:

                       GUY 1
             I'm bored!

                       GUY 2
             I was having fun until you
             interrupted.
                 (sneers away)

                       ALL
             Meh.

                       GUY 3
             Hey, let's go driving!

                       ALL
             Okay!
                 (all fall off of their
                  seats)


   EXT. HOUSE, GARAGE SHOWN

   The three roll out of the garage together, get up after a few
   feet, and run off camera towards the car. GUY 3 starts using
   a coat hanger on one of the doors.

                       GUY 1
             Wait, I have the keys for this one!

   ALL rush inside of the car. 


   INT. CAR

   The two in front seats tug hastily at the seat belts, which
   lock in place. After a few seconds, they pause, and then
   calmly buckle themselves. Driving begins, and they pull up to
   a faded stop sign.

                       GUY 2
             Why is that stop sign so faded?

                       GUY 1
                 (immediately upset)
             I'm sorry, the stop signs around
             here might not be as red as they
             are where you come from. Sure, they
             might not particularly say "stop."
             And yes, technically, not all of
             them have eight sides.

                       GUY 3
             Hey guys, let's put on the radio!
                 (all nod with smiles)

                       GUY 2
             But what station are we going to
             listen to?
                 (all scrunch faces and
                 bite lips)

   Cue music, "Easy Listening".

                       GUY 1
             When I'm driving in the car
             Bumpy roads make me queasy
             This bumpy beat is much too hard
             Let me change it to something easy

                       GUY 2
             Take it easy, baby
             Don't you drive too fast
             Some easy rollin', maybe,
             Can make this moment last

                       GUYS 1 & 2
             Easy listening!

                       GUY 3
             It's so easy to do!
             It's easy listening...

                       ALL
             To you!

                       GUY 3
             Breakin' up ain't easy, no
             It's the hardest thing to do
                 (sends text, "I'm dumping
                  you")
             I will keep you in my phonebook,
             though
             Since no one else is as easy as you

                       GUY 2
             Take it easy, baby
             Don't you drive too fast
             I think that this verse may be
             Easier than the last

                       GUYS 1 & 2
             Easy listening!

                       GUY 3
             It's so easy to do!
             It's easy listening...

                       ALL
             To you!

   Music ends.

                       GUY 1
             I'm sick of driving.
                 (jumps out)

   The car crashes off screen with screams of terror, and a
   hubcap comes rolling in.

                       THE END
8 Comments.


I'm not sure what to think of that, but it was... interesting.
» randomjunk on 2007-07-23 09:14:45

Did you write it?
» alexsedotcx on 2007-07-23 10:14:38

Alright, I'll remember.

I will note you the password.
» alexsedotcx on 2007-07-23 10:25:29

Yes I wrote it; all of the works on my site are original unless the color beside them is gray.
» Bartholomew on 2007-07-23 10:28:45

Why a play and not a short story?
» Dilated on 2007-07-23 10:59:46

I'm assembling several amateur screenplays in association with my mates from the bits and pieces of leftover jokes that we've produced in recent history. We plan to film this weekend, and this script is the top candidate so far, I think.

Also, I've been reading many plays lately and am beginning to respect the medium more and more.
» Bartholomew on 2007-07-23 11:17:08

Like I've told you before, I really like this. Very well written.
» your_in_safe_mode on 2007-07-24 12:01:53

HAhaah. Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
» alexsedotcx on 2007-07-28 02:45:31

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