My Arrested Development Screenplay: Part 15

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

 

INT. MODEL HOME-LIVING ROOM

 

GEORGE SENIOR

What’s going on Michael?

MICHAEL

When I went to visit Aunt Susie she asked me a favor. She asked me to ask you to visit her in a special umm…

GEORGE SENIOR

Conjugal Trailer.

MICHAEL

Yes.

GEORGE SENIOR

Ok, I’ll do it.

MICHAEL

Really? Are you sure?

GEORGE SENIOR

Yes of course. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve had sex? Daddy Horny Michael.

MICHAEL

Why does everyone in this family keep telling me that.

GEORGE SENIOR

Hey, you asked.

MICHAEL

What? No I didn’t. When?

GEORGE SENIOR

Just a minute ago…

MICHAEL

Ok, never mind, no need to get into an argument.

GEORGE SENIOR

Ok, but you asked.

MICHAEL

It’s settled then. You’ll do it.

GEORGE SENIOR

Yes.

 

George Senior and Michael head back into the kitchen.

 

INT. MODEL HOME- KITCHEN

 

George Senior and Michael re-enter the kitchen.

MICHAEL

Larry, I think its best you go with Oscar and Buster to find a new lawyer then you can go visit your mother.

LARRY

(unenthusiastic)

 Ok.

MICHAEL

(to Tobias)

Tobias, why don’t me, you and George Michael head down to the Banana Stand?

TOBIAS

Okey Dokey.

Michael, George Michael and Tobias exit.

MAEBY

I guess I better get back to the set of Development Arrested.

 

Maeby exits.

GOB

Me and Steve have some flyers to pass out.

 

Gob and Steve exit.

 

GEORGE SENIOR

I better get down to the prison.

George Senior exits.

Buster

(to Larry and Oscar)

I guess that means we better get going.

 

Oscar, Buster and Larry exit.

EXT. BANANA STAND — DAY

The stair car drives past the Banana Stand and parks in a parking space nearby. Michael, Tobias and George Michael all exit the Stair car carrying sledgehammers.

TOBIAS

Thanks for doing this Michael.

MICHAEL

No problem. Why didn’t you just get a job and buy the model home?

TOBIAS

Well, I did audition for a few roles, but I don’t think I was what they were looking for.

CUT TO:

 

INT. MOVIE STUDIO CASTING ROOM-DAY

SUPER: MONTHS EARLIER

 

Tobias is standing before a group of movie casting directors.

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Tobias had auditioned for many roles, but nothing seemed to work out for him.

CASTING DIRECTOR

What’s your name?

TOBIAS

Tobias.

CASTING DIRECTOR

(as he and the other casting directors get up to leave.)

He’s too bald. Give it to the other guy.

TOBIAS

Isn’t the role for Bald Man #2?

CASTING DIRECTOR

Yeah, but you’re too short.

TOBIAS

I assure you, I look taller on screen

 

The Casting directors continue to leave.Tobias sulks off as Charlie brown music plays

CUT BACK TO:

EXT. BANANA STAND- CONTINUOUS

 

TOBIAS

It hasn’t been a very good last few months. I tried to sell my Bluth Company stock, but it was worthless.

MICHAEL

Well, your luck is about to change. Let’s bust this thing open.

Michael, Tobias, and George Michael take their sledgehammers and go to work on the condemned Banana Stand when a cop walks by.

COP

Hey! What are you doing?

MICHAEL

It’s ok, we own this stand.

COP

I don’t think so, pal. I’m going to have to fine you for the destruction of public property.

TOBIAS

You know, we’re looking for money here. If you let this go we may give you a cut.

COP

Are you trying to bribe me?

TOBIAS

Yes. Is it working?

COP

Yes, it is working. I think I have a sledgehammer in the back of my car. I’ll help you get the money.

MICHAEL

Well, that was easy.

TOBIAS

I know, it must be the Funke charm

George Michael is about to say something, but Michael stops him with a shake of his head. Tobias, Michael and George Michael return to destroying the banana stand and soon they are joined by the cop who helps them.

 

To Be Continued…

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My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 14

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

EXT.  PARK

Raulo enters onto the stage in the middle of the park. Gob boos and Steve quickly starts boo too. Raulo hears the booing and looks around to see where the boos are coming from.

GOB

(yelling)

What, did you get that coat from goodwill?

STEVE

(also yelling)

Yeah!

RAULO

(to the audience)

Who said that?

GOB

(as he shoves through the crowd)

I did.

RAULO

Who?

Gob continues to push through the crowd towards the stage  

STEVE

Go Dad!

The crowd continues to push Gob towards the stage. We get a few “Heys” and “Watch Yourself” as Gob pushes past members of the audience

GIRL

Watch out, dude!

GOB

Why don’t you watch yourself!

(checking the girl out)

Hey you’re kind of hot.

 

GIRL

Eww! You’re kind of creepy

The Girl walks away.

 

GOB

(yelling, to the girl as she walks away)

Fine, I was going to have sex with you, but not now. You probably have Herpes anyway. Come On!

Gob continues to shove his way up to the stage. He reaches the front of the stage and walks up on the stage

RAULO

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

I should have known.

(to the audience)

Ladies and Gentlemen: fellow “magician” Gob Bluth

Everybody in the crowd laughs/boos

 

RAULO

(mispronouncing Gob again)

Why don’t you show us a few trick Gob.

STEVE

Go Dad!

GOB

Illusions! And I will.

 

Gob reaches into his pants a pulls out a dead rabbit. He tosses it in the air only for it to plop on the ground. The audience laughs.

GOB (CONT’D)

(a little bit surprised, to himself.)

So that’s where Roger went. Where’s the dove?

RAULO

(to the audience)

Oh give it up; you’re nothing but a two-bit magician.

 

GOB

Oh really, well this two-bit magician challenges you to a magic duel.

RAULO

(chuckling)

You really think you can beat me!

 

GOB

What’s a matter? Are you chicken?

Gob starts his chicken imitation.

STEVE

You tell him dad!

RAULO

Stop it!

 

Gob stops his chicken dance.

 

RAULO (CONT’D)

I’m not a chicken. I accept your challenge.

Raulo turns to the crowd.

RAULO (CONT’D)

What do you say folks, tomorrow me and this second rate magician have a little competition to see who is the best?

The crowd cheers.

RAULO (CONT’D)

What do you say Gob?

GOB

I say I’m going to kick your ass tomorrow.

RAULO

Well, we’ll see

He attempts to shake Gob’s hand but Gob pulls away.

GOB

Psych!

Gob walks off the stage and Raulo continues with his magic show. Gob wades back through the crowd and him and Steve hop back on his Segway and ride off.

 

INT. MODEL HOME-ENTRANCE-MORNING

SUPER: THE NEXT DAY

Michael comes down the stairs to join the rest of the family just as Gob and Steve walk through the front door.

MICHAEL

Hey Gob.

GOB

Oh, hey Michael. Guess What?

MICHAEL

You decided to get a real job and stop with the magic tricks?

GOB

Illusions; and no.  Raulo and I are having a magic duel in the park tonight.

Steve hands Michael a flyer from a stack of flyers he is holding in his hands.

STEVE

Tell your friends. Steve Holt!

MICHAEL

(to Gob)

Didn’t Raulo replace you in the Magicians’ Alliance?

GOB

Yes.

MICHAEL

Do you really think you can beat him?

GOB

I don’t think I can beat him… I know I can beat him.

STEVE

Yeah!

MICHAEL

Ok, but why don’t you and Steve have some breakfast first.

GOB

Ok. Come on Steve.

 

INT. MODEL HOME- KITCHEN

 

Michael, Gob and Steve enter the kitchen where the rest of the family(minus Lindsay) is having breakfast. Tobias approaches Michael.

TOBIAS

(whispering)

About that money from the Banana Stand you promised me…

MICHAEL

Don’t worry; we’ll go there after breakfast.

TOBIAS

Ok.Goody,  I thought maybe you forgot about your promise.

MICHAEL

Oh no, of course not.

Michael, sits down to eat.

GEORGE SENIOR

So what’s the plan Mikey?

MICHAEL

I have an errand to run with Tobias…

 

GOB

More like a gayrand. Am I right?

 

Nobody responds to Gob.

 

LARRY

I want to go visit my mother.

MICHAEL

I don’t know Larry…

LARRY

But… My mom?

GEORGE SENIOR

I think the boy should visit his mother, Michael.

MICHAEL

Can I talk with you privately, Dad?

GEORGE SENIOR

Sure, Michael.

Michael and George Senior head into the Living Room

To Be Continued

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 13

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

 

INT.-POLICE STATION

 

The family is gathered around when BOB LOBLAW enters

MICHAEL

Bob, so nice to see you again.

 

Michael and Bob shake hands.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Fans of the show will remember this was not the first time Bob Loblaw had been brought in to replace Barry Zuckercorn.

BOB

It seems your family has a problem.

MICHAEL

Yes, my aunt has been arrested for bank robbery.

BOB

Actually what I meant was that. I’ve already agreed to prosecute your aunt.

MICHAEL

Really, are you sure we can’t convince you to switch sides?

 

BOB

I’m afraid not

MICHAEL

I guess we’ll have to call Wayne.

BOB

Oh no, you can’t do that.

MICHAEL

Why not?

BOB

He’s on vacation, he’s getting married tomorrow.

MICHAEL

Him and Sally are getting married tomorrow?

BOB

Yeah. I guess you’ll have to find a new lawyer.

MICHAEL

I guess so. Thanks anyway.

BOB

Yeah, see ya.

 

Bob exits. As Michael turns to his family Maeby rushes in.

MAEBY

I’m back.

TOBIAS

Yes, and we were worried sick about you young lady.

MAEBY

Really?

Tobias comes over and hugs Maeby.

TOBIAS

Yes.

MICHAEL

I think we should all go home and get some sleep. It’s been a long day.

GEORGE SENIOR

I agree.

LARRY

What about me?

MICHAEL

What about you?

LARRY

I can’t go back to the hotel without Mother.

MICHAEL

Ok, you can come back to the model home with us.

LARRY

Thanks, Michael.

 

The family files out of the police station. Michael is the last one out. As he opens the door and steps out to leave he hears a woman yell.

WOMAN

Hold the door!

Michael holds the door and turns around to see a woman pushing a baby stroller approach. As she approaches he recognizes her as MAGGIE LIZER, his dad’s former prosecutor, and his former lover.

MICHAEL

Maggie Lizer?

MAGGIE

(recognizing Michael and stopping to talk)

Michael Bluth?

MICHAEL

Maggie Lizer. I haven’t seen you in a while.

MAGGIE

Yeah, almost two years.

MICHAEL

Really? It’s been that long?

MAGGIE

Yeah, I guess so.

 

Michael notices the baby in the stroller and bends down to look at it.

MICHAEL

Who’s this little bundle of joy?

MAGGIE

Oh, this is Jeb.

MICHAEL

Shouldn’t he be dressed in blue or something, not pink?

MAGGIE

Oh no, the baby guru Paul told me to dress him in pink so he can become comfortable with his sexuality early.

MICHAEL

Oh. So how old is Jeb anyways?

MAGGIE

A little over a year.

MICHAEL

So you’re saying this is my…

MAGGIE

Oh. No, he’s my nephew.

MICHAEL

Are you sure?

MAGGIE

(acting offended)

Yes, Michael. Why would I lie to you?

MICHAEL

Yeah, I guess you really have no reason to lie to me.

MAGGIE

Precisely.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Fans of the show will remember that Maggie was a pathological liar and has such everything she just said was a lie. Indeed, the child was Michael’s. I wasn’t her nephew; she doesn’t even have any siblings. Also, the baby couldn’t be anyone’s nephew as the baby was actually a girl whose name was not Jeb but Michelle. Plus, there isn’t a baby guru named Paul.

MAGGIE

(as she steps out the door.)

Goodbye Michael.

MICHAEL

Bye Maggie.

Michael steps out the door behind Maggie and joins the rest of his family as the head to the model home.

 

EXT. EVE HOLT’S HOUSE – NIGHT

 

Gob, Barry, and Steve are on the porch of Eve’s house.

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Elsewhere Gob and Barry had succeeded in retrieving Gob’s son Steve from his mom.

GOB

(hugging Steve)

I’m so glad to have you back, son.

STEVE

Me too, dad.

They both release from the embrace and go to pick up Gob’s discarded Segway. Gob approaches Barry who is still on the porch.

GOB

(putting his hand of Barry’s shoulder)

Looks like we only have room on the scooter for 2 people, Anyhoo you’re going to have to walk.

 

Gob jumps off the porch and him and Steve board the Segway.

BARRY

(to himself)

Come on!

 

Barry watches from the porch as Gob and Steve ride away on the Segway.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Barry Zuckercorn was never seen again.

EXT.-PARK- NIGHTl

Gob and Steve are riding down the street on Gob’s Segway when they see that a crowd as gathered. They get off the Segway and wade into the crowd.

 

GOB

Hey what’s going on?

GUY

This great magician Raulo is having a magic show

GOB

Raulo?

GUY

Yeah, haven’t you heard of him, he’s president of the magician’s alliance.

GOB

Yeah, I’ve heard of that two-bit loser

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Indeed Gob had heard of Raulo.

INSERT- PICTURE OF GOB STANDING WITH THE MAGICIAN’S ALLIANCE WITH A SIGN THAT READS “WE DEMAND TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY”

NARRATOR (V.O.) (CONT’D)

Raulo had replaced him in the Magician’s Alliance after Gob was kicked out for revealing magic secrets

INSERT- THE SAME PICTURE SHOWN BEFORE ONLY RAULO IS IN THE PLACE OF GOB AND THE SIGN READS “WE DEMAND TO BE TAKEN REALLY SERIOUSLY.”

 

To Be Continued….

What i will be watching during the 2017-2018 TV Season

Hey, everyone. With the new tv season upon us, I thought I would revive one of my old features from the original blog of an Arrested Development Fan where I preview what I will be watching during this upcoming tv season. I feel like maybe this feature will soon become obsolete as good tv is now being released year round, but the September-May tv schedule still seems to be going on so here’s my preview of what I will be watching this season. Feel free to comment with what you will be watching.

What I’ve been watching this summer:

Netflix: Netflix had some great shows this summer so I thought I would just lump this all together. For Netflix summer fare I watched Wet Hot American Summer, Defenders , and Bojack Horseman

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: I recently started rereading Douglas Adams so I thought I would check out this adaption of his lesser known, but still great, Dirk Gently series. I haven’t made it very far, but so far I am enjoying it.

Curb Your Enthusiasm:  I just recently got the HBO app so I thought I would check out what Curb Your Enthusiasm was all about because I’ve heard a lot about it just never watched it. I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. I breezed through the first 8 seasons in a couple weeks and now I’m ready for the new season in October

 

Returning Shows I will be Returning to:

The Flash: I’ve enjoyed this show since the beginning and I’m intrigued to see where it goes now that Barry is in the speed for. We all know he’ll get out of it, but the question is when and how.

Brooklyn 99: I really enjoy this show and in my opinion, it might be one of the funniest shows currently on TV. With the cliffhanger, they left us with last season I want to see where it goes from here

Supernatural: Don’t get me wrong, I love Supernatural, but at 12 seasons I think it’s getting a little long in the tooth. I think it just needs one more epic season to wrap everything up, but maybe this Nephilim storyline will energize the show.

New Shows I might check out: 

Ghosted:  This show has piqued my interest on premise alone, but throw in Craig Robinson and Adam Scott and baby you got a stew going.

Star Trek Discovery: I’ve always been a bigger fan of Star Wars than Star Trek, but with this being the first series in over 10 years I’m interested to see how it is.

 

Midseason Shows I am Looking forward to:

Arrested Development(!!):  This is a biggy in case you guys don’t know. We have no concrete release date for season 5 yet, but I’m anxiously holding my breath. If I this is the only tv I watch for the next year I will be completely content. Hopefully, season 5 can remedy some of the problems with season 4 and Make Arrested Development Great Again!

X-files: Like Arrested Development this revival doesn’t have a release date yet, but I will be tuning in when it does come out

 

Midseason shows I will check out:

New Girl: I’ve watched New Girl since the beginning and I should probably watch the final season, but I just not as enthusiastic about it as I once was.

 

Anyways that is what I will be watching this upcoming tv season. What are your thoughts on my list? and what will you be watching during the 2017-2018 TV season?

 

As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated. Tata for now Readers…

 

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 12

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

 

EXT. JAIL-NIGHT

Gob is running after Barry who is leaving.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While the rest of the family was waiting for Bob, Gob was looking to get the service of their recently fired attorney.

GOB

(yelling)

Barry wait up!

BARRY

What do you want?

GOB

Barry, I need your help, Steve’s mom returned and took him back…

 

BARRY

Wait a minute, how old is Steve?

GOB

I’m not sure, 19 maybe.

BARRY

You don’t know how old your son is?

GOB

Do you want the job or not?

BARRY

Ok, Ok. Well since Steve is 19 he is legally able to spend time with whoever he wants.

GOB

How did you know that?

BARRY

I read it somewhere.

INSERT- a copy of the book “Practicing Law for Dummies” on Barry’s desk

GOB

So, what does that mean?

BARRY

That means we can get Steve back.

GOB

Sweet, let’s go, my Segway is right over there.

Gob leads Barry to the Segway Barry and Gob hop on Gob’s Segway and ride off.

 

EXT. EVE HOLT’S HOUSE- NIGHT

Gob and Barry ride Gob’s Segway up to the door of Eve’s House.  Gob jumps off the Segway, letting it fall to the grass with Barry falling down with it.  Barry gets up and brushes himself off.

BARRY

What did you do that for?

GOB

Oh, I’m sorry, I’m not used to having passengers.

 

Gob goes up and rings the doorbell, he waits a few seconds and Eve answers the door.

EVE

(with a scowl)

What do you want?

Steve appears behind Eve.

STEVE

Dad, what are you doing here?

GOB

(sliding past Eve into her house)

I came here to get you.

Barry follows Gob into Eve’s house.

BARRY

(sliding past Eve)

Excuse me.

Eve gives Barry a dirty look.

EVE

(getting in between Gob and Steve)

You’re not taking him; I didn’t raise him for 18 years for his loser father to take him away.

GOB

Would a loser be able to THIS!

Gob attempts to light of a fireball but instead sprays Eve with lighter fluid.

GOB (CONT’D)

But, where’d the lighter fluid come from?

The ball of lighter fluid falls out of Gob’s sleeve. He fumbles with the ball.

GOB (CONT’D)

I know I can get this trick.

 

Gob attempts to do the trick again, this time accomplishing it.

STEVE

Dad, you finally did it.

GOB

Yeah, I did it.

Gob and Steve high five.

EVE

Ooh, whoop-de-do you can do a magic trick. You’re not taking my son.

GOB

Illusion! Tricks are what a whore does for money.

 

Eve points off to the left of the screen as it expands to show a little girl, about 6 years old, staring up at him.

GOB (CONT’D)

Oh, Come on!

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 11

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

 

INT. – MOVIE STUDIO

Maeby enters the studio where filming has stopped, and runs into her boss MORT MEYERS.  In the background, JASON BATEMAN wearing a polo shirt and khaki pants is at the buffet table frantically searching for a muffin.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Michael was trying to solve his aunt’s problems. Maeby was at the movie studio trying to solve a problem with the filming of her movie based on the life of her family entitled Development Arrested.

MORT

Maeby, we have a real problem.

MAEBY

What?

MORT

Dave Attel, the actor playing your dad has locked himself in his trailer and he’s demanding a pay raise.

JASON BATEMAN

(yelling, in the background)

Who the *beep* ate the last muffin.

 

Jason Bateman exits.

MAEBY

Who is this guy and what is his problem?

MORT

Apparently somebody ate the last muffin.

MAEBY

Ok that’s his problem, now who is he.

MORT

Oh yes, that’s Jason Bateman, he’s the wonderful actor we hired to play your uncle. What are we going to do about Dave Attel?

MAEBY

I say fire his ass, my dad’s looking for a job; we can get him to play himself.

MORT

Ok. We still need someone to play the bounty hunter ICE, we tried to get Samuel L. Jackson but that was kind of wishful thinking.

MAEBY

I don’t know, find someone, I have to talk to Ron.

MORT

I’ll see what I can do here.

MAEBY

(mumbling)

This project is going straight to hell.

 

 

INT. – RON HOWARD’S OFFICE

Maeby is sitting in front of Ron’s desk. Ron is behind his desk looking through papers. Also in the office is MITCH HURWITZ.

RON

Maeby, this is Mitch Hurwitz, the writer we hired to rewrite the script.

MAEBY

(to Mitch)

Nice to meet you.

(to Ron)

What’s wrong with the script?

RON

Oh nothing, we just thought it could use some revising. How’s the rest of the project coming along?

MAEBY

Not very well; we haven’t even started filming yet, Dave Attel is threatening to quit, and we have no Ice and no Narrator.  We tried to get Morgan Freeman, but he was busy with March of the Penguins 2.

RON

Don’t worry I’ll narrate, and I don’t even need to be credited.

MAEBY

Great, but what who’s going to play Ice and what about Dave Attel?

RON

I say we fire Dave Attel and we’ll cast Ice later.

MAEBY

Ok, but I still think we should have made a TV series.

RON

I told you Maeby, I pitched it to a few networks, but they said it would be a hard so to advertise and they think a lot of viewers wouldn’t be able to relate to the characters.

MAEBY

Do you think moviegoers will buy the characters and storyline?

RON

Maybe. I say we get the movie exposure all over the Internet with ads, trailers, and other stuff.  Maybe we go around on the street giving people hats that say Ron Howard’s D.A.

MAEBY

Don’t you think that maybe some people might think it’s a movie about a district attorney?

RON

I hadn’t thought of that, maybe. We’ll make it work because if it doesn’t you’re fired…

 

INT. – POLICE STATION LOBBY

Michael enters to find his family waiting for him.

 

NARRATOR(VO)

           While Maeby was dealing with Ron Howard,

Michael was returning to deal with his family.

 

LARRY

What did my mother say?

MICHAEL

Nothing important

 

Barry enters from the break room

 

MICHAEL

So, what are you going to do about my Aunt?

BARRY

Was I was supposed to do something about that; I just went to the snack room for a hot ding dong.

MICHAEL

So, where’s the ding dong?

BARRY

Oh yeah, that burnt up because I left the tin foil on.

MICHAEL

Oh, that is just great.

BARRY

What? Did you want a ding dong? There is more.

MICHAEL

No, Barry, I’m just angry that instead of trying to help my aunt, you’re off fiddling with ding dongs.

GOB

What? When did you find out Barry’s Gay?

MICHAEL

No, I was talking about the snack … Barry’s gay?

BARRY

Yes.

Barry Winks.

MICHAEL

Well, I guess that explains a few things. You know what Barry, you’re fired.

 

BARRY

What? You can’t do that.

MICHAEL

Yes I can, you’re fired.

 

BARRY

But you’re my only clients.

 

MICHAEL

Not our problem. I’m sorry, but we no longer need you.

 

BARRY

Ok…

 

A dejected Barry exits as Charlie Brown Music plays.

GEORGE SENIOR

What did you do that for Michael? Barry’s a good family friend and a good lawyer.

MICHAEL

He’s an idiot.

LINDSAY

Yeah, dad, he’s an idiot.

TOBIAS

I mean he’s a gay. He probably just wants to get with Michael. I know I do.

 

Everyone looks at Tobias.

 

TOBIAS (CONT’D)

(nervous)

I mean I would if I was gay.

 

Everyone goes back to their normal conversations

 

LINDSAY

I say we call Bob Loblaw and get him to take the case.

 

GEORGE SENIOR

                   I agree

MICHAEL

But just a moment ago you were saying that I shouldn’t have fired Barry.

GEORGE SENIOR

Well, I was wrong he’s an idiot.

MICHEAL

I’ll go call Bob.

 

Michael exits to make a phone call.

 

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 10

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

EXT. POLICE STATION

Tobias and Michael are entering the police station as OFFICERS TAYLOR and CARTER are exiting. Officer Carter is pulling a young kid behind him

OFFICER TAYLOR

(in the background to officer carter)

You can’t leave me, David!

OFFICER CARTER

I can and I’m taking  Tommy with me.

INT. POLICE STATION- LOBBY-CONTINOUS

Michael and Tobias enter.

LARRY

(hugging Michael, and holding him tight)

Michael, you can’t let them take my mother away.

MICHAEL

(trying to get away from Larry)

I’ll do what I can.

 

BARRY ENTERS

 

BARRY

Good news.

MICHAEL

Yes?

BARRY

I don’t have HIV.

GOB

There was a risk of that?

BARRY

Yeah, actually…

 

MICHAEL

(interrupting Barry)

We’re not here to talk about your sexual life.

BARRY

I thought you would be worried about my health.

MICHAEL

Frankly, I don’t care. Now, what about my aunt?

BARRY

Geez, you try to give people some good news. Anyhoo, apparently your aunt robbed a couple of banks in Arizona.

MICHAEL

By a couple, you mean?

BARRY

Maybe around a hundred.

MICHAEL

Well, that’s definitely not a couple.

BARRY

Well ok whatever you say. Anyways she’s asking to see you.

LARRY

Why does she want to see him and not me?

MICHAEL

 You go ahead and go visit her, because I’m not.  I’m tired of solving this family’s problems. Come on George Michael, we’re leaving.

GEORGE MICHAEL

No, dad.

MICHAEL

What?

GEORGE MICHAEL

You always say that family is the most important thing.

GEORGE SENIOR

Come on Mikey. We need your help.

 

MICHAEL

(whispering to himself)

I’m going to regret this.

 

Everyone stares pleadingly at Michael

 

MICHAEL

Ok, but this is the last time.

 

Michael exits to go talk to Susie.

 

LINDSAY

                                                                                Tobias?

Tobias embraces Lindsay in a hug.

TOBIAS

Oh, Lindsay, I’m so sorry for leaving you.

LINDSAY

That’s ok. I’m dating Carl Weathers now.

TOBIAS

(hurt)

Well great for you two. I wish you the best of luck.

MAEBY

(putting her hand on Tobias’s shoulder)

I’m here dad.

TOBIAS

(hugging Maeby)

Oh yes my baby girl.

 

Maeby’s cell phone rings.

 

MAEBY

Excuse me a second.

MAEBY (CONT’D)

(on the phone)

Hello… What? Hold on, I’ll be right there

MAEBY (CONT’D)

(to everybody)

Sorry I have to go.

 

MAEBY EXITS

TOBIAS

I’ve lost my whole family!

CUT TO:

 INT. JAIL VISITING AREA

Michael and Susie are sitting at a table talking.

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Once again Michael found himself in a familiar situation, but this time it was his aunt instead of his father.

SUSIE

Michael, you have to help me.

MICHAEL

I really don’t know how I can help.

SUSIE

I need you to take care of Larry; he’s a real weakling, a pussy.

MICHAEL

Can’t he take care of himself?

SUSIE

You don’t know him like I do, he’s soft. He can’t handle life without me. I don’t know maybe I  coddled him too much when he was little.

MICHAEL

Well I guess there’s something thing you and mom have in common.

SUSIE

Come on Mikey, you have to help me.

MICHAEL

I’ll see what I can do.

 

Michael gets up to leave.

 

SUSIE

Wait a minute, I need another favor.

 

Michael sits down again.

SUSIE

I need you to arrange for your father to visit me in an um… conjugal trailer

MICHAEL

What? No… No…No.

SUSIE

Come on Mike, I need some. Auntie horny, Michael

MICHAEL

You’ve been in jail for an hour.

SUSIE

Yeah, well it’s hard to get some when you go clubbing with your son.

MICHAEL

You go clubbing with Larry?

SUSIE

Yeah, we’re each other’s wingmen.

CUT TO:

 INT. MIAMI CLUB-NIGHT

SUPER: A FEW MONTHS EARLIER

Susie and Larry are sitting at a table talking. Susie spots an age appropriate father/daughter pair at the bar.

SUSIE

What about them?

LARRY

Yeah, I guess so.

 

Susie gets up.

 

SUSIE

(coaxing Larry up)

Come on Larry

Larry gets up and follows Susie over to the bar and the father/daughter combo. Susie approaches the father first. Larry stands slightly back, looking nervous

SUSIE (CONT’D)

(to the Father)

Can I buy you a drink?

FATHER

                (smiling)

Sure.

The daughter notices Larry is looking faint.

DAUGHTER

(to Susie)

Is he ok?

 

Susie looks at Larry who appears to be nervous and about to faint.

 

SUSIE

Larry, are you Ok?

Larry Faints. The Daughter lets out a shriek.

CUT BACK TO:

 

INT. VISITING AREA

Michael gets up and starts to leave.

MICHAEL

I’ll see what I can do.

SUSIE

About what?

MICHAEL

(yelling)

I’ll see.

Michael exits.

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