HI gUYS, SORRY i HAVEN’T BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS. i GUESS i JUST GOT BUSY. i’M GOING TO TRY AND DO A PROPER bLOG POST ON SUNDAY, BUT IN THE MEANTIME I THOUGHT I WOULD CONTINUE POSTING parts of my arrested development screenplay. it’s been a little bit since the last post, so be sure to check out the previous parts
INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME – DAY
SUPER: THE NEXT DAY
Michael, George Michael, and George Senior, all dressed in suits and ties are getting ready for Lucille’s funeral. Tobias is in sitting in the living room.
You’re not coming to the funeral?
No. I can’t face Lindsay.
Are you sure?
Yes. Now get going.
(as he, George Michael and George Senior are about to step out the door.)
Ok. Good-bye Tobias.
A look of remembrance appears on Tobias’ face as he remembers something and he rushes to intercept Michael before he leaves.
Michael, George Michael and George Senior stop in the doorway. Tobias runs up to them.
What about the money you promised me?
The money in the Banana Stand.
Oh yes, that money. First of all I didn’t promise you that money, secondly we’ll talk about it when I get back.
Tobias sulks back into the house as Charlie Brown music plays.
EXT. CEMETERY- -DAY
It is Lucille’s funeral. The Bluth family along with relatives and friends are sitting around Lucille casket while PASTOR VEAL, delivers the sermon.
Everyone had gathered to remember the life of Lucille Bluth.
Dear friends and family we are gathered here today to honor the life of Lucille Bluth…
Oh, get on with it!
Ok, would anyone like to say a few words?
If you don’t mind I will.
Michael stands up and walks over to the head of the coffin
My mother was a great women and mother and I’m sure she loved all her children equally…
That last statement was not so true.
EXT. PENTHOUSE – DAY
Lucille and Buster are sitting outside on the balcony of the Penthouse.
SUPER: A FEW YEARS EARLIER
I don’t care much for Gob.
EXT. CEMETERY- CONTINUOUS
…I love my mother and may she forever rest in peace.
Michael walks back to his seat and sits down
Would anyone else like to say a few words?
Gob stands up.
Gob stands at the head of the coffin.
I would like to make an announcement. Due to the lack of my mother’s body I will be buried in her place and in 3 days I will rise from the grave in the greatest magic trick ever.
Diehard fans will remember that Gob tried a similar trick once before when his father was thought dead.
INSERT- STOCK- THE COFFIN FALLING ON GOB FROM “GOOD GRIEF!”
You do realize we have her body.
Opens Lucille’s coffin to reveal her decomposing body
Gob jumps back in surprise.
(whispering to Michael)
Get that clown away from her coffin.
Buster tackles Gob.
(yelling and punching GOB)
Stay away from mother!
George Senior rushes towards them and breaks up the fight.
Stop it! Stop the fighting.
(pointing to Buster)
He started it.
Guests have gathered in the penthouse for the reception. The Bluths are sitting in the living room with guests spread out around them. ICE, the caterer is in the kitchen preparing smoothies
Everyone had gathered for the reception, catered by ICE.
Through the front door enters JACK DORSO, Michael’s paraplegic “uncle” and his helper DRAGON who is carrying Jack.
(yelling, to Dragon)
To the Buffet!
Jack Dorso and Dragon exit towards the kitchen. At the same time SALLY SITWELL and WAYNE JARVIS ENTER through the front door
Hi Michael, I’m sorry to hear about your mother.
Yes, so sorry about your mother.
Thank you Sally. Hi Wayne.
Sorry about your mother.
Have you met Sally?
(snuggling up to Wayne)
Actually Michael, Wayne and I are engaged.
She holds up her hand to show off her engagement ring. Wayne stands by, emotionless
Really? I wasn’t even aware you even knew each other.
Well Wayne bought me at a bachelorette auction a year ago.
Really? That’s how you met each other?
It was for a good cause.
I thought it was just to reseed the greens at the country club?
Well, I’m happy for you. I wish you the best of luck.
Really? I mean given our past…
(a little bit nervous)
Of course, I mean we’ve been over for awhile. I wish you both good luck.
Thank you Michael. Sorry again about your mother.
Yeah, we’re terribly sorry about your mother.
Wayne and Sally exit. Michael sits by, partly stunned
What was that?
What was what?
Wayne steals your women and you’re just going to stand by a let it happen.
First of all she not my women, and second there is nothing I can do.
Gob stands up.
I think you’re scared, you’re just a chicken.
Oh please, don’t do the dance.
Gob starts to do his chicken dance.
Co ca co ca Ö
George Senior and Lindsay start in, both doing there chicken dances
Cha chee Cha…
Coo coo ca cha…
Oh, Michael’s a chicken.
Buster starts his chicken dance. He bobs his head back and forth, flapping his arms.
Cock ca cha cock ca cha
Honestly, has anyone in this family actually seen a chicken?
To Be Continued…