My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 6

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

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

 

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.

MICHAEL

(To Tobias)

You’re not coming to the funeral?

TOBIAS

No. I can’t face Lindsay.

MICHAEL

Are you sure?

TOBIAS

Yes. Now get going.

MICHAEL

  (as he, George Michael and George Senior are about to step out the door.)

Ok. Good-bye Tobias.

TOBIAS

Good-bye.

A look of remembrance appears on Tobias’ face as he remembers something and he rushes to intercept Michael before he leaves.

TOBIAS (CONT’D)

Wait!

Michael, George Michael and George Senior stop in the doorway. Tobias runs up to them.

TOBIAS (CONT’D)

What about the money you promised me?

MICHAEL

What money?

TOBIAS

The money in the Banana Stand.

MICHAEL

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

Ok.

Tobias sulks back into the house as Charlie Brown music plays.

Dissolve To:

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.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Everyone had gathered to remember the life of Lucille Bluth.

PASTOR VEAL

Dear friends and family we are gathered here today to honor the life of Lucille Bluth…

SUSIE

Oh, get on with it!

PASTOR VEAL

Ok, would anyone like to say a few words?

MICHAEL

If you don’t mind I will.

PASTOR VEAL

Ok.

Michael stands up and walks over to the head of the coffin

MICHAEL

My mother was a great women and mother and I’m sure she loved all her children equally…

NARRATOR (V.O.)

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

LUCILLE

I don’t care much for Gob.

EXT. CEMETERY- CONTINUOUS

MICHAEL

…I love my mother and may she forever rest in peace.

Michael walks back to his seat and sits down

PASTOR VEAL

Would anyone else like to say a few words?

Gob stands up.

GOB

I do.

Gob stands at the head of the coffin.

 

GOB (CONT’D)

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.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

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!”

PASTOR VEAL

You do realize we have her body.

GOB

Oh really?

Opens Lucille’s coffin to reveal her decomposing body

GOB (CONT’D)

Gaahh!

Gob jumps back in surprise.

GEORGE SENIOR

(whispering to Michael)

Get that clown away from her coffin.

BUSTER

Aahh!

Buster tackles Gob.

BUSTER (CONT’D)

(yelling and punching GOB)

Stay away from mother!

George Senior rushes towards them and breaks up the fight.

GEORGE SENIOR

Stop it! Stop the fighting.

GOB

(pointing to Buster)

He started it.

INT.PENTHOUSE-DAY

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

NARRATOR (V.O.)

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.

Jack DORSO

(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

SALLY

Hi Michael, I’m sorry to hear about your mother.

WAYNE

Yes, so sorry about your mother.

MICHAEL

Thank you Sally. Hi Wayne.

 

                             WAYNE

          Sorry about your mother.

                  MICHAEL

                   Have you met Sally?

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

MICHAEL

Really? I wasn’t even aware you even knew each other.

SALLY

Well Wayne bought me at a bachelorette auction a year ago.

LINDSAY

Really? That’s how you met each other?

WAYNE

It was for a good cause.

SALLY

I thought it was just to reseed the greens at the country club?

MICHAEL

(obviously uncomfortable)

Well, I’m happy for you. I wish you the best of luck.

SALLY

Really? I mean given our past…

MICHAEL

(a little bit nervous)

Of course, I mean we’ve been over for awhile. I wish you both good luck.

SALLY

Thank you Michael. Sorry again about your mother.

WAYNE

Yeah, we’re terribly sorry about your mother.

Wayne and Sally exit. Michael sits by, partly stunned

GOB

(to Michael)

What was that?

MICHAEL

What was what?

GOB

Wayne steals your women and you’re just going to stand by a let it happen.

MICHAEL

First of all she not my women, and second there is nothing I can do.

Gob stands up.

GOB

I think you’re scared, you’re just a chicken.

MICHAEL

Oh please, don’t do the dance.

Gob starts to do his chicken dance.

GOB

Co ca co ca Ö

George Senior and Lindsay start in, both doing there chicken dances

LINDSAY

Cha chee Cha…

GEORGE SENIOR

Coo coo ca cha…

BUSTER

Oh, Michael’s a chicken.

Buster starts his chicken dance. He bobs his head back and forth, flapping his arms.

BUSTER (CONT’D)

Cock ca cha cock ca cha

MICHAEL

Honestly, has anyone in this family actually seen a chicken?

 

To Be Continued…

Movie Review: Logan(Warning Spoilers)

After 17 years Hugh Jackman is finally hanging up the metal claws with the movie Logan, which in my opinion serves as a worthy send-off for Hugh Jackman, the Wolverine character, and perhaps even the x-men franchise as a whole.

Although it has some flaws such as weak villains and an underwhelming death for Professor X, the most important character in the X-men movie franchise after Wolverine, Logan still manages to create a nice swan song for Jackman as Wolverine. In fact I hope they leave the character dormant for a while after this because Logan does such a good job of putting the character to rest(both literally and figuratively)

Logan shows us a Wolverine unlike anything we’ve seen in any of the other X-men movies and I think that’s a good thing. The grizzled Wolverine who has been beaten down by time and regret allowed Jackman to show more of a range than in any other X-men movie and I think that’s what superhero movies in general needs going forward. They need characters you care about and not just spectacle. It’s good when you can have both, but after 17 years of Wolverine it was nice to see him not just fighting another all-powerful villain, but actually facing his own demons and mortality.

That being said I was a little underwhelmed but the antagonists in this movie. Dr. Zander Rice(Richard E. Grant) wasn’t given much to do besides act menacing and his lap dog Donald Pierce(Boyd Holbrook) seemed cool at first, but ultimately didn’t add much to the film.

X-24, a cybernetic clone of Wolverine, did manage to bring the spectacle to some otherwise dull action scene and the battle between him and Logan was a nice metaphor for Logan’s struggle against himself, but in terms of personality he was lacking. Perhaps if he had been handled better in early movies Sabretooth could have provided a nice foil for Logan, but I’m glad they didn’t choose to muddy the rivalry between the two even more.

But, ultimately, Logan is not about Wolverine fighting external forces, but internal forces, one in particular being his failing healing factor and his ongoing sense of duty which leads him into the main conflict of the film which is rescuing his daughter/clone.

Laura(Dafne Keen) makes for a good addition to the cast and I can see the potential for her to be explored in future movies. Her chemistry with both Logan and Professor X really ties the whole film together and I think the decision to focus on the relationship between those three really works. Together they all have good chemistry and while Logan gets the most of the spotlight Laura and Charles both get their chances to shine.

I have a feeling this could also be a farewell to Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and if that is the case for the most part I’m satisfied with it, although I felt his death could have had more impact. The exploration of his guilt over killing his X-men was cut a little short and to be honest I thought his being stabbed was a dream sequence at first.

Despite its flaws the chemistry between the three main leads make the film work and a wolverine character that is different from all his other appearances makes it stand-out among all the X-men franchise.

Logan is also only the second film in the X-men franchise to get an R-rating and like Deadpool I feel like it makes good use of it to show us the brutality that comes along with the wolverine character and even Laura. The use of the word “Fuck” was a little uneven in terms of effectiveness, but added to the grizzled nature Wolverine.

Overall, although it has some flaws, I enjoyed Logan and for me it ranks as probably the top Wolverine movie and one of the top X-men movies overall and a great send-off for a character and actor who have been synonymous with the X-men brand for close to two decades.

Final Score: 2.25(great with some flaws)

An explanation of my rating system: I have decided to be a little different and rate my review material on a 0-3 scale in .5 integrals. So for example 0 is absolutely awful, .5 is atrocious 1 is sub par 1.5 is mediocre 2 is great, 2.5 is near perfect and 3 is obviously perfect.  I don’t plan on giving to many 0s or 3 unless the review subject is truly worthy of them.

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay: part 5

Hello everyone and welcome back to the ongoing story of the greatest show ever and the one script I wrote for the movie adaption

INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME-FRONT ENTRANCE — NIGHT

Michael, George Michael, and George Michael enter the Model Home and Michael throws on the lights and looks around

MICHAEL

This place looks pretty abandoned

Michael is cut off as we hear a yell and a grungy figure charges down from the stairs and tackles Michael.

The figure gets up from on top of Michael and in the light we see that it is the grungy, slight chubby Tobias we had seen earlier.

TOBIAS

Michael?

MICHAEL

Tobias? Is that you?

GEORGE SENIOR

Tobias?

TOBIAS

 It is I.

CLOSE-UP: TOBIAS

FREEZE FRAME ON TOBIAS

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s former brother-in-law Tobias.

SUPER: TOBIAS FUNKE: “ACTOR”/ANALRAPIST

MICHAEL

What are you doing here?

TOBIAS

I live here Michael. I had to go somewhere after my wife left me.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After Lindsay left him, Tobias was left without a home He had briefly been living on the set of the Television show “Wrench” about the rule-abiding detective Frank Wrench before moving into the Bluth Model Home.

CUT TO:

 INT. BEDROOM OF WRENCH TELEVISION SET — DAY

We see Tobias climbing into the bed, pulling the covers over him.

TOBIAS

(yawning)

I guess I better take a nap.

Tobias lies in bed and falls asleep.

CUT TO:

 INT. BEDROOM OF WRENCH SET — DAY

SUPER: 2 HOURS LATER

We see a lump in the bed that is Tobias sleeping. Outside the door to the bedroom we hear the voices of MOSES TAYLOR, the actor portraying Frank Wrench, star of Wrench and a FEMALE VOICE.

FEMALE VOICE (O.S.)

Oh Frank, I want you bad.

MOSES TAYLOR (O.S.)

You’ve got me babe.

The door is opened as Moses Taylor and the actress, now kissing, enter and headed towards the bed. The actress lies on the bed, lying on top of Tobias who lets out a surprised noise.

ACTRESS

What was that?

Moses Taylor and the actress get up from the bed and take the covers off to reveal Tobias, who is now awake.

ACTRESS (CONT’D)

What the hell is this?

TOBIAS

Let me explain.

From her pocket the actress pulls out a can of pepper spray and sprays Tobias in the face.

ACTRESS

Pervert!

TOBIAS

Aah!

CUT BACK TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME — NIGHT- CONTINUOUS WITH SCENE 39

TOBIAS

Yeah, I’ve been living in the attic.

MICHAEL

You’ve been living in the attic?

TOBIAS

Yeah, I’ve got a little mini-fridge up there and a small television. It’s nice and comfortable.

GEORGE SENIOR

Why didn’t you just live in the main house?

TOBIAS

I found it much easier to avoid the potential buyers in the attic.

CUT TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME-FOYER — DAY

SUPER: A MONTH EARLIER

A young married couple enters from the front door, looking around the house. At the same time a naked Tobias, fresh from the shower, is headed down the stairs, off to the right towards the kitchen. He walks in front of the couple who are stunned for a few seconds then…

YOUNG WOMAN

Oh my God!

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It was because of that incident Tobias returned to cut-offs

CUT TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME-ATTIC

SUPER: MINUTES LATER

Tobias enters the attic and opens a box of cut off jean pants he takes a pair out.

TOBIAS

Oh, thank god.

CUT BACK TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME-FOYER — NIGHT- CONTINUOUS

TOBIAS

Yeah, it’s best that I stay in the attic.

MICHAEL

Aren’t you concerned that someone might buy the house?

TOBIAS

I don’t think there’s a risk of that happening.

MICHAEL

Why, Because of the shoddy workmanship?

We hear a clatter from the living room area as something breaks. Everyone notices it but chooses to ignore it.

TOBIAS

No, because I plan to buy it.

MICHAEL

Do you have the money to buy it?

TOBIAS

No, but I thought maybe I could get a loan.

MICHAEL

From who?

TOBIAS

From the bank, I hear they’ll give a loan to anyone. If that doesn’t work maybe I can get a bailout from the president.

MICHAEL

The president of what?

 

TOBIAS

The Bluth Company, of course.

MICHAEL

You do know there no longer is a Bluth Company.

TOBIAS

Yeah, but I’m sure you have some money just lying around.

GEORGE SENIOR

There’s always money in the Banana Stand.

Everyone looks at George Senior

GEORGE SENIOR

I hid $2 million in the wall just in case.

TOBIAS

Maybe I can borrow some of that money?

MICHAEL

We’ll talk about it tomorrow.

 

Once again Michael picks up George Michael’s heavy suitcase.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Dad, I can get that.

MICHAEL

Oh, it’s no problem. Why don’t you get the rest of the bags?

George Michael reluctantly picks up the rest of the bags and him and Michael head up the stairs.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(To George Senior)

Are you coming?

GEORGE SENIOR

Yeah, in a few minutes

 

MICHAEL

(to Tobias)

Tobias?

TOBIAS

I think I’ll stay up for a little bit.

MICHAEL

Suit yourself.

Michael and George Michael exit followed soon after by George Senior

DISSOLVE TO:

To Be Continued…

Some TV to Comic Adaptions I would like to see

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope you have been enjoying my Arrested Development Screenplay. I decided to take a break from that to post a more standard blog post(for me at least)

I’ve been done a few  comic-centric posts  with my Defenders pitch and Star Wars Comics I would like to see and I wanted to continue that thread with this post.

Today I’m talking about  TV shows I would like to see adapted as comic series. It seems to be a trend over the last few years in comics with X-files, Buffy, and Power Rangers, to name a few. And seeing these series has got me thinking of TV shows I would like to see revived in the comic book medium. Here they are in no particular order. Let me know what you think.

Heroes: This one seems like a no-brainer. Say what you will about the show, but it  still has some potential. It may never live back up to the promise of Season 1, but I think an ongoing series that takes place either between the main series and Heroes Reborn or after Heroes Reborn could be just what the franchise needs. A comic could bring back much-loved characters like Claire, Sylar and Peter without the hassle of actor scheduling and so forth. There was a rumored series just before Heroes Reborn was announced and I think continuing the story in comics is what Heroes needs.

Reaper: Like Heroes I think Reaper, a two season CW series that ended in 2009, lends itself well to a comic adaption and since the left the series on somewhat of a cliffhanger I think it a comic continuation would be fun to see.

My Name is Earl: I realize this suggestion is a little out there and I don’t know how well it would translate, but I want to see the My Name is Earl story wrapped up and if we can’t get another season or a movie this is the next best thing. I would also like to see a crossover mini-series with Raising Hope since we never really got a fully-fledged crossover when Raising Hope was on the air, although plenty of My Name is Earl actors showed up.

Knights of Prosperity: Despite only running for one 13-episode season Knights of Prosperity remains one of my favorite shows and I would like to see it continue in one way or another. Like My Name is Earl I’m not sure how well it would translate, but I feel like it could work. The show followed a gang of amateur themes whose goal is to steal from celebrities and the comic medium would allow them to feature which ever celebrity they want.

Those are a few of the TV to comic adaptions I would like to see. What shows would you like to see become comics?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

Speaking of Comics here’s what comics I’ll be picking up this week.

What I picked up Last Week:

Detective Comics #951: It was a slow week last week so this was the only comic I picked up, but still enjoyable

What I will be picking up this week:

X-files #11: I’ve been enjoying this new Contrarians storyline so I will continue to pick up X-files to read it

X-files Deviations #2:  I enjoyed the first deviations issue and I thought it was a standalone, but I’ll probably check this one out

Star Wars #29: I’m interested to read more of Yoda’s adventure.

 

What comics are you picking up this week?

 

Last Comedy Set:

I’m still at the comedy grind, averaging at least one set a week. Here’s my latest set last week from a showcase I did at a local theater. I apologize for the video quality.

 

 

Post end Poem: Here’s another poem I’ve been working on. Enjoy.

Sword of Fates

From the white cauldron

of the future

malevolent broth abounds.

Rancid scents sting her nostrils.

 

The sword of fates

will make her stronger,

but it will also weaken her.

 

The sword will be procured

from Dr. Funky,

curator of the weird

and gatekeeper

of the netherworld.

 

The golden sword

permeates her hands

with frigid ice

as it sings to her.

 

Faber est suae quisque fortunae

Dr. Funky whispers to

the formerly named girl

who will soon travel to Atlantis

after slaying Mari, the goddess of the sea.

 

Dr. Funky becomes a magnificent fire-breathing dragon.

She uses her allusion to slay him.

 

Where rests the white cauldron now?

She wonders as her journey begins.

 

 

Currently:

Reading(books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(comics): Star Wars: Chewbacca(mini-series), Deathstroke(2014 series)

Watching(TV): The West Wing(Season 2), Flash, Supernatural, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones(Season 2)

Watching(Movies): Alpha Dog, Fox and the Hound, The Wolverine

Working on: This blog post, comedy sets, a couple sitcom pilots

 

Starring in:

 

Anticipating: Logan, the upcoming Donald Trump  Roast that I’m the roast master for.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 4

Hey everyone and welcome back to another installment of my Arrested Development Screenplay. I hope you have been enjoying it so far and continue reading it. If you missed the previous parts check them out

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

MICHAEL

And, how’s that been going?

GOB

It’s going great.

LINDSAY

I have a job too, Michael

MICHAEL

Really?

LINDSAY

(offended)

Yes.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Michael’s adopted sister Lindsay had gotten a job as a waitress at a local Klimpy’s Restaurant.

CUT TO:

 INT. KLIMPY’S RESTAURANT-WALK-IN FREEZER

SUPER: A WEEK EARLIER

Lindsay is having a smoke in the freezer when the door opens and her supervisor HERB PEPPER, a short stocky man with a bushy mustache walks in.

HERB PEPPER

Lindsay, what are you doing in here?

LINDSAY

Taking a smoke break, what does it look like?

HERB PEPPER

Didn’t you just have a smoke break a few minute ago?

LINDSAY

So, smoking relaxes me

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Remember kids, don’t smoke.

HERB PEPPER

That’s it, you’re fired!

LINDSAY

Wait, I need this job

HERB PEPPER

Tell that to someone who cares.

CUT TO:

 INT. LOCAL NEWSDESK

SUPER: A HOUR LATER

Local Anchorman JOHN BEARD is sitting at the desk. Behind him is a graphic of Herb in a stretcher, the title reads “Assault at Klimpy’s”

JOHN BEARD

There was another attack by a disgruntled employee today at a local Klimpy’s restaurant. Let’s go live to the scene with reporter Starla Collins for the story.

CUT TO

 EXT. KLIMPY’S RESTAURANT-EVENING

Starla is standing in front of the Klimpy’s Restaurant. Behind her Herb Pepper is being lifted into an ambulance. The news headline at the bottom of the screen reads “Local Klimpy’s manager Herb Pepper pepper sprayed.” Starla is using the reflection from the camera to fix her hair.

STARLA

(to cameraman)

Are we on?

CAMERAMAN (O.S.)

Yes.

Starla raises her microphone and smiles. Her identifying news text reads “Starla Collins: Reporter/Weathergirl”

STARLA

Thanks John. I’m at the scene of a firing gone bad…

Behind her Lindsay is being dragged out of the restaurant forcefully by 2 men who are wearing red polo shirts with the Klimpy’s logo on them.

LINDSAY

Get your *beep* hands of me you *beep*

INT. PENTHOUSE- CONTINUOUS

GOB

(to Michael)

So what are we going to do for mom’s funeral?

MICHAEL

I don’t know. I thought you guys would have figured it out.

GOB

My mother just died Michael.

MICHAEL

You realize she’s my mother too.

GOB

Yeah, yeah; everything’s about you Michael.

MICHAEL

I never said that.

GOB

You were thinking it.

LINDSAY

Yeah Michael, Why do you have to be so selfish?

MICHAEL

I was just…

 

Michael is cut off by the rest of his family chiming in with “Yeah” etc.

 

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Ok, Ok, Maybe I was being a little selfish. What are we going to do about mom’s funeral?

SUSIE

I say we have a small funeral and have the wake here.

MICHAEL

Ok.

LINDSAY

I already called Pastor Veal for the funeral.

 

MICHAEL

Who?

LINDSAY

Ann’s father.

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

My ex-girlfriend.

MICHAEL

Oh, did I say who? I meant… Him?

GOB

I already sent out the invitations.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Indeed Gob had already sent out the invitations which he had made himself.

INSERT- GOB’S INVITATION WITH A MENACING PICTURE OF HIM AND RED WORDS THAT READ “COME CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF LUCILLE BLUTH”

BACK TO SCENE

MICHAEL

I thought you didn’t know what was going on.

GOB

Oh no, I was just playing with you. I sure got you.

MICHAEL

Yeah you did. So I guess you guys have the funeral planning done.

GOB

I guess we do.

MICHAEL

So where are we going to stay?

GOB

We don’t really have room for you to stay here…

MICHAEL

You guys haven’t sold the model home yet have you?

BUSTER

No.

MICHAEL

Ok, we’ll stay there.

 

Buster tosses Michael the keys to the stair car.

 

BUSTER

Why don’t you take the stair car, we don’t need it.

MICHAEL

You still have that?

 

GOB

Yes, not all of us can afford corvettes, Michael

BUSTER

The keys to the model home are on the chain.

MICHAEL

Here we go.

Michael, George Michael and George Senior exit the penthouse.

DISSOLVE TO:

To Be Continued…

As always thanks for reading and any comments are welcome and appreciated. Stay tuned for part 5 next week

My Arrested Development Screenplay: Part 3

Hey guys, sorry this post is a day late, but he’s the continuing story of the one show I love the most and the screenplay I wrote for the movie. Be sure to check out Parts One and Two

 

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

LINDSAY

He’s really wonderful.

CARL

I’m really just here for the bacon.

 

There is a plate of bacon on the coffee table. Carl picks up a particularly crunchy piece and takes a bite

MICHAEL

(sarcastically)

Yeah, he’s just wonderful.

 

Michael’s Aunt Susie and her son Larry get up to greet Michael, George Senior, and George Michael,

SUSIE

(hugging Michael)

Michael, I haven’t seen you in forever.

CLOSE UP: SUSIE

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s Aunt Susie.

 

SUPER: SUSAN “SUSIE” CARLON:RETIRED LUNCH LADY

She notices George Michael standing behind Michael

SUSIE

And who is this?

MICHAEL

Aunt Susie, you remember my son George Michael.

SUSIE

(pinching George Michael’s cheek)

Oh yes. How old are you now, 13?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Actually I’m 20.

SUSIE

Oh yes, a big boy.

SUSIE (CONT’D)

(turning to George Senior)

George, I see you’re still as bald as ever

GEORGE SENIOR

And I see your still as old as ever.

They hug.

MICHAEL

(extending his hand out to Larry for a handshake)

Hey Larry.

 

CLOSE-UP: LARRY

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s cousin Larry.

 

SUPER: LAWRENCE “LARRY” CARLON: MOMMA’S BOY

Larry just stands there not doing anything, looking a little uneasy

 

SUSIE

Oh, he won’t shake your hand, he’s afraid of the germs.

MICHAEL

Oh, okay.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(to his siblings)

I’m surprised we still have the penthouse; I thought you guys would have gotten rid of it after mom went to prison.

LINDSAY

Oh no. Me, Buster and Gob have been living here. We couldn’t let this place go.

GOB

Yeah, I had to move in when you took the yacht.

MICHAEL

Why couldn’t you just live in the Model Home?

LINDSAY

Oh, we’re selling that to help pay for the penthouse

MICHAEL

But how can you afford it.

LINDSAY

We do have jobs, Michael!

MICHAEL

Really?

LINDSAY

Yes.

BUSTER

I opened a prosthetic shop with J. Walter Weatherman.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After Michael left his sibling had all gone off into the world and gotten jobs. Michael’s younger brother Buster had partnered with J. Walter Weatherman, a former Bluth Company employee who lost an arm in a construction accident to open a prostethic store after losing his second hand in a seal attack.

 

INSERT- STOCK- BUSTER’S 2ND SEAL ATTACK FROM DEVELOPMENT ARRESTED

CUT TO:

INSERT- PICTURE OF BUSTER AND J. WALTER WEATHERMAN IN FRONT OF THEIR PROSTHETICS STORE A SIGN IN THE WINDOW READs “BUY ONE HAND, GET ONE FREE.”

NARRATOR (V.O.)(CONT’D)

They are very successful

INT. PENTHOUSE-

GOB

Yeah, I’ve been doing my illusions…

CUT TO:

 INT. GOTHIC CASTLE MAGIC PARLOR- NIGHT

SUPER: 2 DAYS EARLIER

An audience has gathered and is waiting for Gob to begin his magic show.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

Ladies and Gentlemen, a magician named Gob

Gob and Steve come on stage from the right and begin to dance to Final Countdown which plays in the background. Gob attempts to light a fireball using the lighter up his sleeve but it is a dud.

 

GOB

(struggling with the lighter)

Why won’t this thing light.

The Crowd boos

MAN IN AUDIENCE (O.S.)

You Suck!

Gob kneels down in front of the first row and begins fiddling with the lighter. He gets it to light.

GOB

Yes!

A spark from his lighter accidental sets a woman in the 1st row’s hair on fire. She starts to scream.

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE

(Yelling)

MY HAIR’S ON FIRE!

GOB

(whispering)

Oh Shit.

Gob and Steve slowly slink off stage.

MAN IN AUDIENCE (O.S.)

Somebody throw their beer on her

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It wasn’t going so well.

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 2

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Thanks for reading. Last week I posted Part 1 of my Arrested Development script I just recently started working on again. I’m going to try and continue posting one part every Thursday. So enjoy part 2 and check back in next week for part 3.

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

MICHAEL

Alright everyone just calm down

Gob Re-enters with FRANKLIN, his African American puppet.

FRANKLIN

Who ya tellin to calm down, cracker?!

CLOSE-UP: FRANKLIN

SUPER: FRANKLIN DELANO BLUTH: PUPPET

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Franklin, Gob’s puppet and legally adopted son.

MICHAEL

Oh, hey Franklin.

FRANKLIN

Give me a smooch, my Brother

 

Gob swoops Franklin in to give Michael a kiss, Michael avoids it.

 

MICHAEL

That’s ok.

FRANKLIN

(to George Michael)

What about you.

 

Once again Gob swoops in to kiss. George Michael avoids him.

 

FRANKLIN (CONT’D)

I guess no one wants to show this puppet no love.

 

Gob sets down Franklin. Michael looks around the room.

 

MICHAEL

What is Steve Holt doing here?

 

STEVE HOLT

(standing up and raising his arms)

Steve Holt!

 

CLOSE-UP: STEVE HOLT

 

SUPER: STEVE HOLT: JOCK/GOB’S REAL SON

 

 

NARRATOR(V.O.)

This is Steve Holt. Gob’s illegitimate son

and Michael’s nephew.

 

GOB

He’s my son Michael. Or did you forget that.

 

MICHAEL

No I didn’t forget that. Hi Steve.

 

STEVE HOLT

Steve Holt!

 

LINDSAY

Hi Michael.

 

 

CLOSE UP: LINDSAY

FREEZE FRAME ON LINDSAY

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s adopted sister, Lindsay.

SUPER: LINDSAY BLUTH: ADOPTED SISTER/”ACTIVIST”

MICHAEL

Lindsay? What are you doing here?

LINDSAY

You’re my family no matter what my birth certificate says.

MICHAEL

That’s very noble of you.

LINDSAY

(kind of flirty)

Really, you think so.

Michael looks around and notices Tobias isn’t there

MICHAEL

Where’s your husband?

 

LINDSAY

(emphasis on ex)

Ex- husband and who knows

NARRATOR (V.O.)

I do.

CUT TO:

EXT. BLUTH MODEL HOME-ESTABLISHING

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After being dumped by Lindsay, Tobias was now living at the abandoned Bluth Model Home…

CUT TO:

INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME- BATHROOM

A slightly plump Tobias with a scraggly beard and wearing cutoffs is sitting in the shower with the water running and he is weeping loudly. In the background a realtor is showing a family around the house. They enter the bathroom.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

…which was currently being sold.

REALTOR

And this of course is the bathroom…

The realtor notices Tobias

REALTOR (CONT’D)

…Which is currently being used.

The Realtor ushers the family out of the bathroom, closing the door behind them.

REALTOR (CONT’D)

Let’s go downstairs and get some cookies.

CUT BACK TO:

 INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

 

LINDSAY

(cuddling up to Carl Weathers)

I’m with Carl now.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

 Lindsay had begun dating her ex- husband’s former acting coach, Carl Weathers, after a chance meeting at a bar.

CUT TO:

INT. GOTHIC CASTLE BAR- NIGHT

Carl Weathers is sitting at the bar talking with the bartender when Lindsay enters and approaches the bar.

LINDSAY

Can I get a gin and tonic?

BARTENDER

Coming right up.

LINDSAY

(noticing Carl at the Bar)

Hey, aren’t you Carl Weathers?

CARL

Yes, I am.

LINDSAY

You were my husband’s acting coach.

CARL

So, you’re James’ wife

LINDSAY

No, Tobias’. Actually I should say ex wife, we just recently got divorced.

CARL

Well, I was just going to get a stew going…

 

 

LINDSAY

(attempting to be sexy)

Do you want to get a stew on with me?

CARL

Sure, but we have to go to the supermarket to get some potatoes first.

BARTENDER

Here’s your drink miss.

 

The Bartender hands Lindsay her drink which she downs quickly.

 

LINDSAY

Let’s go.

Carl and Lindsay exit

CUT BACK TO:

To Be Continued…