My Arrested Development Screenplay: Epilogue

And now the conclusion to the 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

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

Part 20

Part 21

WHITE BACKGROUND WITH THE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT LOGO

NARRATOR (V.O.)

In the sequel…

INT. THE OFFICES OF JOHN PARMESAN, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

JOHN PARMESAN, Jean Parmesan’s older brother is sitting behind his desk in a black leather chair. Sitting in front of his desk is Jim and Carol Miller. The plaque on John’s desk reads “John Parmesan P.E.”, an obvious typo.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

The Millers get some surprising news

JOHN PARMESEAN

The reason I called you here is because I have a concrete lead on the daughter you gave up for adoption.

CAROL

Really? What do you have?

John pulls a picture from a folder on his desk and hands it Carol.

JOHN PARMESEAN

Only this.

Jim and Carol look at the picture.

JIM

Wait a minute; this is our ex-son-in-laws twin sister.

JOHN PARMESEAN

Well they can’t be twins because she’s your daughter

CUT TO:

 EXT. MODEL HOME-DIRT HILL – DAY

George Michael is walking on the dirt hill near the Model Home when he trips on something. He gets up and digs a little, removing a covering to reveal a hole.

ANGLE ON: TOP OF HOLE

We look down into the hole to see a rough looking Lucille with wild hair looking up at George Michael.

LUCILLE

Help Gangi.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

… George Michael finds his grandmother…

Cut To:

INT. MODEL HOME

The doorbell rings as Michael is about to open it.

MICHAEL

I’m coming.

NARRATOR(V.O.)

…and Michael gets a couple surprise visitors…

Michael opens the door to reveal that Michael from the end of Season 3, and Michael from the end of Season 4(with two black eyes)

SEASON 3 MICHAEL

We’ve made a huge mistake

Closeup of Michae’s face as the Sound of Silence plays.

Dissolve To:

 

BLACK SCREEN

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

(imitating an action movie trailer announcer)

Coming Next Fall!

SUPER: COMING NEXT FALL

ANNOUNCER (V.O.) (CONT’D)

To a Theater near You!

SUPER: TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

ANNOUNCER (V.O.) (CONT’D)

More Action!

SUPER: MORE ACTION?

INSERT-STOCK- A SHORT CLIP OF GEORGE MICHAEL’S STAR WARS VIDEO FROM “THE IMMACULATE ELECTION”

BACK TO SCENE

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Epic Battles!

SUPER: MORE EPIC BATTLES?

INSERT-STOCK- TOBIAS AS THE MOLE AND GEORGE MICHAEL WITH THE JETPACK FROM “MR. F”

BACK TO SCENE

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Car Chases!

SUPER: MORE CAR CHASES?

CUT TO:

 EXT. HIGHWAY- — DAY

Michael and Buster are in the stair car. Michael is driving. Both look a little worried like someone is following them.

BUSTER

Drive Faster!

MICHAEL

(looking in his rearview mirror)

I can’t! This is as fast as it will go!

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS WITH SCENE

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More sex!

SUPER: MORE SEX?

CUT TO:

 INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME-ENTRYWAY

Gob enters the Model Home as Gob’s Wife is in the kitchen.

GOB

Let’s do it

Gob rips his pants off.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More smoking!

SUPER: MORE SMOKING?

CUT TO:

 EXT. GROCERY STORE – DAY

Lindsay is walking out of the store holding a bottle of cloudmir vodka she comes across extremely thin woman having a cigarette.

LINDSAY

Can I get a hit of that?

WOMAN

(handing Lindsay the cigarette)

Sure.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Guns!

SUPER: MORE GUNS?

CUT TO:

 INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME- ENTRYWAY

Gob is holding Franklin who is dressed like a mobster and holding a miniature toy Tommy gun

FRANKLIN

(imitating Tony Montana)

Say Hello to my little friend!

Franklin starts to shoot his Tommy gun.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More drugs!

SUPER: MORE DRUGS?

CUT TO:

 INT. PENTHOUSE-BUSTER’S ROOM — NIGHT

Oscar is using Buster’s hook hand to smoke a joint.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Alcohol!

SUPER: MORE ALCOHOL?

CUT TO:

 INT. BAR – NIGHT

(Tobias)

Tobias walks up to the counter and sits down on a stool

TOBIAS

(to bartender)

Can I get a cosmotini?

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Explosions?

SUPER: MORE EXPLOSIONS

CUT TO:

 EXT. PARKING LOT — NIGHT

Michael is walking away from a fireball as he mouths the words “Oh shit.”

CUT TO:

 WHITE SCREEN

(Announcer)

The screen reads “Arrested Development the Movie”

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

Arrested Development the Movie!

SUPER: PART DOS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.) (CONT’D)

Part Dos!

FADE OUT

THE END

 

Well, that does it for my Arrested Development Screenplay. I hope you enjoyed. I have something planned for December that involves Christmas, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime i might have a few post before this. As always thanks for reading

Currently:

Watching(TV): Home Improvement, Digimon(Season 4)

Watching(Movies): Thor: Ragnorak

Listening to: Five by Hollywood Undead

Reading(books): Life, The Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams, Towing Jehovah by James Morrow

Reading(comics): Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

Playing: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

Working on: A christmas project, standup comedy, a web project

Looking forward to: Battlefront II. Thanksgiving, Christmas

 

 

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My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 21

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

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

Part 20

INT. PENTHOUSE- LIVING ROOM – DAY

SUPER: THE NEXT DAY

Michael, George Michael, George Senior, Lindsay, Tobias, Maeby, Buster, Steve, Oscar, Mary and Larry are in the living room with CHAREF CUTESTORY, the family’s new attorney, and LARRY MIDDLEMAN, the surrogate for Susie. George Michael is holding Michelle.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

Is everyone here?

MICHAEL

(looking around)

I think so… Wait, My brother Gob isn’t here.

Everyone else looks around and realizes Gob is gone.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(to Steve)

Where’s your dad?

STEVE

He said he had something important to do.

INT. JUDGES CHAMBERS – DAY

Gob and Wayne Jarvis are in the chambers of JUDGE LIONEL PING talking.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

At the moment Gob was across trying to get a divorce from his wife.

GOB

(to Wayne)

Thank you so much for taking the case. Especially since my brother stole your fiancé.

WAYNE

Well, I needed the money to pay for the wedding that Sally walked out on.

GOB

Oh.

WAYNE

I’m going to go to the bathroom.

Wayne leaves. Moments after he leaves Gob’s Wife enters.

GOB’S WIFE

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

Yeah, I’m looking for Gob Bluth.

GOB

I’m Gob Bluth. Are you my wife’s lawyer?

GOB’S WIFE

Actually, I’m your wife.

GOB

Oh.

GOB’S WIFE

You don’t even remember my name do you?

GOB

Crindy?

GOB’S WIFE

No.

GOB

Well, then…

GOB’S WIFE

What do you say we get this divorce over?

GOB

Fine!

GOB’S WIFE

Fine!

GOB

Ooh, you’re so hot.

GOB’S WIFE

What?

GOB

Nothing.

GOB’S WIFE

Ok, then.

Gob’s wife attempts to open the door but Gob stops her.

GOB’S WIFE (CONT’D)

What are you…?

Gob kisses Gob’s Wife. The soon find themselves in a passionate embrace.

INT. PENTHOUSE-LIVING ROOM- CONTINUOUS

MICHAEL

I guess we’ll have to go on without him.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

Ok. I have not yet gotten your mother’s will from Barry Zuckercorn, but I have managed to make significant strides in getting your aunt out of jail.

The doorbell rings. Michael gets up to answer it.

MICHAEL

I wonder who that could be.

Michael goes to the door and opens it to reveal a POLICE OFFICER holding a briefcase.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Can I help you?

POLICE OFFICER

Is this the Bluth Residence?

MICHAEL

Yes.

POLICE OFFICER

Is there a George Bluth here?

MICHAEL

Yes. May I ask what this is concerning?

POLICE OFFICER

(holding up the briefcase)

We recently confiscated this from one of our own officers and thought we should return it to the owner.

MICHAEL

Thank you very much, officer. I’ll take care of it.

Michael takes the briefcase from the Officer and closes the door as he heads back inside.

GEORGE SENIOR

What’s that?

MICHAEL

It’s the briefcase from the Banana Stand.

TOBIAS

The one with 2 million dollars in it.

MICHAEL

Yes.

GEORGE SENIOR

What are you waiting for? Let’s open it.

George Senior gets up and takes the briefcase from Michael. He starts to open it as the family gathers around.

MICHAEL

I think we should…

George Senior finally opens the briefcase.

GEORGE SENIOR

Eureka!

LARRY MIDDLEMAN

(speaking for Susie)

Ooh, money.

The family looks down at the briefcase to see that is empty except for a folded piece of paper.

LINDSAY

Where’s all the money.

GEORGE SENIOR

I don’t know. Maybe the cop who stole it took the money.

MICHAEL

(as he picks up the piece of paper)

Looks like there’s a note.

Michael reads the note.

LUCILLE’S VOICE (V.O.)

Dear family, if you are reading this note you no doubt went looking for the money in the Banana Stand and discovered that I had already taken it. You must know that I am not dead, but I faked my own death and am now on the fleeing to Europe. Love, Lucille.

LINDSAY

What does the note say, Michael?

MICHAEL

It looks like mom isn’t dead.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

I guess that means we don’t need the will.

Michael hands the note to Lindsay who reads it.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It was true. Lucille had convinced her cellmate, who looked a lot like her to commit suicide, then when no one was looking she hopped onto a delivery truck leaving the prison.

EXT. ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-FRONT ENTRANCE — DAY

A UPS Truck is driving out of the prison through the front gate. We see Lucille behind the truck as she hops on the back of it and opens the door.

ANGLE ON: BACK OF TRUCK

Lucille closes the overhead door behind her.

INT. PENTHOUSE-LIVING ROOM- CONTINUOUS

The door is busted down as Ice and, Lucille’s former adopted son enters.

ANNYONG

It looks like our suspicions are true. Lucille Bluth is alive.

BUSTER

Ice? Annyong?

ANNYONG

Annyong.

SUPER: SUBTITLE “HELLO”

MICHAEL

What are you doing here?

ICE

We’re looking for your mother. After her death we were suspicious so we bugged your house to see if you knew of her whereabouts.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While gathering information on Susie, Ice was also working with Annyong, a CIA agent, to capture Lucille who Annyong believed had faked her death.

MICHAEL

You bugged our house? Isn’t that illegal?

ICE

It was necessary so we could determine if you were in on your mother’s escape. Now that we know you’re not, we can go after your mother.

MICHAEL

How did you know she was alive?

ANNYONG

I had my suspicions we I learned you mother hung herself…

MICHAEL

Yeah, I always thought she would overdose on pills

ANNYONG

.. so I had an autopsy and discovered the body wasn’t your mother.

MICHAEL

So we buried the body of another woman instead of our mother?

ICE

We wanted to be sure you weren’t harboring your mother and you really thought she was dead.

MICHAEL

Well I guess we know now that she’s not dead and she fled to Europe.

Michael hands Ice the note. Ice reads the note.

ICE

(to Annyong)

I guess we have to go to Europe then.

Ice and Annyong exit.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Does this mean we’re going to Europe?

MICHAEL

No, I think we’ll let Ice and Annyong find Gangi. I think this family has had enough adventure for awhile

BUSTER

What are we going to do Michael?

MICHAEL

I think we should sell the penthouse.

There are a few gasps and “What?”s from the rest of the family.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

We don’t need it anymore. We should sell it and move into the Model Home. We can use the money from the penthouse to build another model home and we can all get jobs.

GEORGE SENIOR

I guess you’re right Michael.

MICHAEL

The most important thing is that we’re family and we should all stick together.

MARY

Including me?

LARRY

And me?

STEVE

And me?

OSCAR

And me?

MICHAEL

Yes, the more the merrier.  It’s time to bring this family back together and keep it together.

GEORGE MICHAEL

What about Ann?

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann, my girlfriend.

MICHAEL

Oh. Did I say “who?” I meant… Her?

GEORGE MICHAEL

She needs someplace to stay.

MICHAEL

I don’t know…

GEORGE MICHAEL

She’s already almost part of the family.

MICHAEL

Ok, but you two are sleeping in separate beds.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ok.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

Are we done here?

MICHAEL

Yeah, I think we are.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It was Arrested Development, The Movie.

SUPER: THE END

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 20

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

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

INT. PARK — NIGHT

SUPER: MINUTES LATER

The crowd gathered for Gob and Raulo’s showdown has now dispersed and paramedics are lifting Gob, on a stretcher, into an ambulance. Michael and Steve are accompanying Gob. In the background, a paramedic is helping Buster.

INT. AMBULANCE- CONTINUOUS

GOB

Michael?

MICHAEL

Yes, Gob. I’m here.

GOB

Thanks for being there.

MICHAEL

Yeah, no problem.

GOB

Steve?

STEVE

Yes, dad.

GOB

I love you.

STEVE

I love you too.

Steve and Gob hug.

INT. HOSPITAL-WAITING ROOM – NIGHT

 

The family(including a recovered Buster), plus Sally and Mary are waiting in the waiting room for Michael. Michael and Steve enter.

BUSTER

Hey brother.

Buster comes up to give Michael and back rub.

MICHAEL

(squirming away from Buster)

Gob should be… Buster please.

BUSTER

Oh, sorry.

Buster releases Michael.

MICHAEL

As I was saying, it looks like Gob’s going to be ok, but they’re going to have to reattach his fingers.

BUSTER

Oh thank god.

LINDSAY

(pointing at Mary and Sally)

 Michael, what are these 2 doing here?

SALLY

Me and Michael are dating.

GEORGE SENIOR

What about her?

MARY

I’m your granddaughter Mary.

GEORGE SENIOR

Really?

MARY

Yeah, I’m Gob’s daughter.

LINDSAY

Welcome to the family.

The family surrounds Mary chatting her up.

BUSTER

(rubbing her shoulders)

Hey newfound niece.

While the rest of the family is visiting with Mary, George Michael stands back from them. Maeby comes up to him.

MAEBY

Looks like there’s another cousin you can’t kiss.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, I know. Maybe I’ll try to get Ann back.

MAEBY

Her?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah you’re right. I should find a new girlfriend.

MAEBY

Just make sure she’s not your cousin.

Dr. Wordsmith enters.

MICHAEL

How’s he doing Doc?

DR. WORDSMITH

It looks like he’s going to be all right.

STEVE

Yeah!

MICHAEL

Just to be clear, “looks like he’s going to be alright”

DR.WORDSMITH

It looks like he’s going to be alright, but he’s going to need surgery.

MICHAEL

Well, I guess there’s nothing else to be done here. What do you guys say we go get something to eat.

The family starts to leave the hospital. As they do so a police officer enters carrying a briefcase.

GEORGE SENIOR

I think there’s a Chiles nearby. It’s shrimp fest

The family leaves.

 

EXT. HOSPITAL-ENTRANCE – NIGHT

The family exits the hospital as Ann approaches.

ANN

George Michael?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann? What are you doing here?

ANN

I heard about your uncle. I came by to see if he was ok.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, He’s ok. We were just going to get something to eat.

ANN

(as she starts to leave)

Well, see you around George Michael.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann wait.

(pausing as Ann turns around)

Do you maybe want to come?

ANN

Is it ok with your family?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, I don’t see why not. They love you

ANN

Ok.

GEORGE MICHAEL

(to Michael)

Can Ann come with us?

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann Veal, my ex-girlfriend

MICHAEL

Her? I guess so.

 

George Michael and Ann follow the family who is headed down the street. Behind them, Maggie Lizer comes, pushing a baby stroller.

MAGGIE

Michael, wait!

The family stops.

MICHAEL

Maggie?

MAGGIE

I’m so glad I found you. I have something to confess.

MICHAEL

What?

MAGGIE

I lied to you about Jeb. He’s not my nephew; he’s really your daughter Michelle.

MICHAEL

What? Why would you lie to me about that?

MAGGIE

I don’t know Michael, but I really want you to be in your daughter’s life and maybe my life.

MICHAEL

Look, if Michelle is my child I want to be there for her and I will be. As for you and me I just don’t think it will work out. I’m with Sally now and I can’t be with someone who lies all the time.

MAGGIE

I understand.

Maggie takes a sleeping Michelle out of the baby stroller and hand her and a diaper bag to Michael.

MAGGIE (CONT’D)

Why don’t you take Michelle for a few days? I’m sure you two could use some quality time. I’ll pick her up in a few days.

MICHAEL

(slightly confused)

Ok.

Maggie leaves. Michael stands there, somewhat stunned.

GEORGE SENIOR

Come on Michael, I’m hungry.

MICHAEL

Ok. I’m coming.

The family continues on down the street.

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 19

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

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

EXT. PARK- NIGHT

A crowd has gathered in the park to see the magic duel between Gob and Raulo. The family is all gathering around. Buster, Oscar and Larry arrive first. They are soon joined by Michael and Sally.

MICHAEL

(to Buster)

Did you find a new lawyer?

BUSTER

Yes. His name is Charef Cutestory. He specializes in nautical law.

MICHAEL

Ok.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Fans of the show will remember that Michael had once used the alias Charef Cutestory to pick up Maggie Lizer.

INSERT-STOCK FOOTAGE OF MICHAEL PICKING UP MAGGIE LIZER AT THE BAR FROM “ALTAR EGOS”

George Senior enters.

LARRY

Uncle George? Is my mom ok?

GEORGE SENIOR

(hugging Larry, who looks uncomfortable)

She’s just fine, son.

 

MICHAEL

Did you just call Larry son?

GEORGE SENIOR

Yes, Larry’s your half-brother Michael. Susie just told me.

MICHAEL

And you believed her?

GEORGE SENIOR

Of course, why would she lie to me?

MICHAEL

I guess you’re right. I guess this means we have a half-brother.

OSCAR

Maybe you already had a half-brother.

Soap opera music plays.

MICHAEL

Oh, shut up.

GEORGE SENIOR

(noticing Sally)

What’s she doing here?

MICHAEL

We’re kind of dating now.

GEORGE SENIOR

Really? Her? I thought she was with Wayne?

SALLY

I was, but now I’m with Michael.

GEORGE SENIOR

Ok.

Tobias and Lindsay enter.

TOBIAS

Hey everybody.

 

GEORGE SENIOR

(with disdain)

What is he doing here?

LINDSAY

(holding Tobias’ hand)

Me and Tobias are back together.

MICHAEL

Are you sure about this Lindsay?

LINDSAY

Yes.

Maeby enters.

MAEBY

Sorry I’m late.

TOBIAS

Oh hey, Maezly.

MAEBY

My name is Maeby

 

TOBIAS

Oh yeah, that’s what I meant.

 

Maeby just rolls her eyes.

LINDSAY

Where’s George Michael?

MICHAEL

I’m sure he and Mary will be here soon.

GEORGE SENIOR

Mary? Mary who?

MICHAEL

I don’t know. She’s just a girl she’s hanging out with.

GEORGE SENIOR

You’re just going to let your son hang out with some hussy you don’t even know?

MICHAEL

First of all she’s not a “hussy” and I’ve met her. She seems nice enough.

GEORGE SENIOR

Sure, they all seem nice until they steal your liquor and run off with your brother and his ludicrous head of hair.

OSCAR

 That never happened.

GEORGE SENIOR

Oh really? What about Lisa and Mona.

OSCAR

Ok, yeah that happened.

MICHAEL

George Michael doesn’t have to worry about that. He doesn’t have any siblings.

OSCAR

Maybe he does.

Soap Opera music plays.

MICHAEL

What does that mean?

OSCAR

I don’t know.

George Michael and Mary enter.

MICHAEL

George Michael I’m so…

Michael is interrupted as the Final Countdown begins to play and in a puff of smoke   Gob, accompanied by Steve, and Raulo, accompanied by a girl in a bikini appear. In the back row PHILIP LITT, “Girls with Low Self Esteem” founder, and a camera crew appears.

PHILLIP LITT

We should get this for “Girls with Super-Low Self-Esteem.”

We cut back over to the Bluths.

MARY

(looking up at the stage)

Hey, that’s my dad.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Where?

MARY

On stage.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Your dad’s Raulo?

MARY

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

No, his name is Gob Bluth

Mary pulls a wrinkled picture of Gob out of her pocket and hands it to George Michael

MARY (CONT’D)

That’s why I was at your grandma’s funeral. My P.I. told me he would be there.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Wait, no this can’t be, oh no not again.

MARY

 What’s a matter?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Your father’s my uncle.

MARY

Wait that makes us… oh

The stage lights begin to come on and the Final Countdown comes to an end.

ANNOUNCER (O.S.)

Ladies and Gentleman the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the magic duel between Raulo Rodriguez and Gob Bluth.

  The crowd cheers.

RAULO

(to the audience)

In the spirit of sportsmanship I agreed to let my opponent have the first trick.

GOB

For my first illusion I require the sword of destiny. The sword, please?

Steve goes offstage to get the sword and brings it out, trying to hand it to Gob blade-first.

GOB (CONT’D)

Handle first! Handle first!

Steve continues to hand Gob the sword blade first, cutting off his fingers.

GOB (CONT’D)

Oh my god, my fingers. He cut off my fingers.

The crowd cheers.

GOB (CONT’D)

I’m not kidding he cut off my *beep* fingers.

MICHAEL

(Realizing that something is wrong)

I think something’s wrong. Someone call 911

Buster gets out his cell phone.

BUSTER

What’s the number?

Michael just gives Buster a look.

BUSTER

Oh right.

Buster calls 911. Michael starts to head towards Gob.

BUSTER

(starting to panic slightly)

Yeah, my brother needs an ambulance.

Buster starts to have a panic attack.

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 18

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

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

 

EXT. PARK – DAY

Tony is training Gob for his showdown with Raulo. Steve Holt stands nearby.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Elsewhere Tony Wonder was preparing Gob for his showdown with Raulo.

TONY

Ok. We only have a few hours for me to teach you everything I know. Let’s get to work. But first…

 

Tony begins to paw at his chest as if there is something there. He opens his shirt a little bit.

 

TONY (CONT’D)

(yelling as if in pain)

Ooh, aah!

 

From his chest Tony pulls out a protein bar.

 

TONY (CONT’D)

Protein Bar? You’re going to need it

GOB

 You’re good.

TONY

We better get to work.

We cut to a montage as “Balls in the air” plays.

MONTAGE

  1. A) Gob running up a flight of stairs. Tony and is at the top.

GOB

Why am I doing this?

TONY

Great Magicians need stamina. Come on. There’s no I in Win

  1. B) Gob, Tony and Steve are in an Abandoned Music Hall. Tony is holding a cat.

TONY (CONT’D)

Before you can master the big cats you must master the small cats.

GOB

What?

Tony throws the cat and Gob who struggles with it.

C) Tony showing Gob and Steve some dance moves

D) Tony showing Gob how to pull a rabbit out of his hat

END OF MONTAGE

 

EXT. PARK – EVENING

SUPER: HOURS LATER

Gob, Steve and Tony are in the park.

TONY

I have nothing more to teach you. You are ready.

STEVE

Alright, Dad!

Steve and Gob high five.

 

INT. CHURCH – EVENING

Everyone is gathered for Wayne and Sally’s wedding. Pastor Veal is about to finish his speech. The doors open as Michael rushes in.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Gob was preparing for his showdown with Raulo, Michael was about to have a showdown of his own.

PASTOR VEAL

I now pronounce you…

MICHAEL

I object!

PASTOR VEAL

Wait, you can’t do that.

WAYNE

Michael, what are you doing?

MICHAEL

Something I should have done earlier.

He punches Wayne in the face, knocking him down.

WAYNE

Ow my nose.

SALLY

Michael what…

MICHAEL

Sally, I can’t let you do this. I wasn’t ready for a serious relationship before. I am now. I want to give another try?

SALLY

Are you sure Michael?

MICHAEL

Yes.

SALLY

 Alright, let’s do it. I never really wanted to marry Wayne anyway.

WAYNE

(cradling his nose.)

What?

MICHAEL

Really?

SALLY

Yes, Michael let’s do it.

She takes her ring off and throws it at Wayne.

SALLY (CONT’D)

We’re through.

Michael and Sally leave.

WAYNE

(yelling with his nose bleeding.)

Somebody call the caterer and tell her not to open the caviar, and somebody please, call the doctor!

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 17

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

Part 15

Part 16

 

EXT. STREET CORNER-DAY

Gob and Steve are passing out flyers for the Gob vs. Raulo showdown when they run into a homeless man.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Michael was off on mission. Gob was just about to be reacquainted with an old acquaintance

HOMELESS MAN

(after Gob bumps into him)

Hey, watch where you’re going.

GOB

Why don’t you watch where you’re going?

 

HOMELESS MAN

(turning around, recognizing Gob)

Hey aren’t you that magician who got kicked out of the Alliance.

GOB

No, you must be thinking of someone else.

HOMELESS MAN

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

No, it’s you. What’s your name, Gob Blue?

GOB

No, actually it’s Gob Bluth, who the hell are you.

HOMELESS MAN

I’m Tony Wonder.

GOB

(surprised)

Tony Wonder! No, it can’t be. What happened to you?

TONY

Some kind of magic accident, I don’t remember.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is what happened.

 

INT. – GOTHIC CASTLE MAGIC PARLOR – NIGHT

SUPER: A MONTH EARLIER

Tony is on the stage in front of an audience. A good-looking woman is sitting on a stool in the middle of the stage.

TONY

(addressing the crowd)

Ladies and Gentlemen, for my next trick my lovely assistant Melinda has agreed to let a fully grown Siberian tiger jump over her through this ring of fire just inches away from  here head.

A ring of fire is lowered and hovers inches above Melinda’s head.

TONY (CONT’D)

(yelling)

Bring out the tiger.

 

A Siberian tiger is brought out. The handlers struggle with it.  It breaks free and pounces on Melinda, mauling her and knocking the fire ring off the stage in the process. The audience screams.

Tony Wonder slowly walks off the stage, covering his face in shame.

 

CUT BACK TO:

 EXT. STREET CORNER- CONTINUOUS

TONY

I lost everything.

 

EXT. PATIO OF A RESTAURANT – DAY

George Michael and Mary are sitting at a table eating lunch when George Michael’s ex-girlfriend ANN VEAL walks by.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Meanwhile George Michael was enjoying his time with his new love interest, Mary when he ran into his old girlfriend Ann

ANN

George Michael?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Oh hey, Ann.

ANN

Who’s this?

 

She gestures towards Mary

 

GEORGE MICHAEL

Oh, this is my friend Mary.

MARY

(grabbing George Michael’s arm)

Actually, I’m his girlfriend.

 

George Michael looks a little nervous

 

ANN

Her?

 

Ann looks between the dorky George Michael and the beautiful Mary is disbelieve

 

ANN

(to Mary)

Him?

 

MARY

(shrugging)

He’s funny.

GEORGE MICHAEL

(nervous)

Well, she’s not my girlfriend per se.

MARY

Oh come on George Michael you don’t have to lie to her.

 

Mary grabs George Michael and kisses her. Ann storms off.

 

GEORGE MICHAEL

What was that for?

MARY

She totally wanted you; I was just trying to help you out.

GEORGE MICHAEL

By kissing me?

MARY

I was making her jealous, Hello!

 

GEORGE MICHAEL

Well maybe we should kiss again, to make her more jealous

MARY

But she’s gone.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, so.

MARY

So. It doesn’t make any sense.

GEORGE MICHAEL

(nervous)

Yeah, I guess you’re right.

(changing the subject)

I’m hot. What do you want for dessert?

MARY

Oh, umm…

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 16

 

 

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

Part 15

 

EXT. CONJUGAL TRAILER — DAY- ESTABLISHING

We get an establishing shot of the trailer parked in the jail yard.

INT. CONJUGAL TRAILER – DAY

George Senior enters the trailer, starting to pull his pants off. Susie is lying on the coach.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Michael was doing a favor for Tobias, George Senior was busy doing his favor for Michael.

SUSIE

I’m not going to have sex with you.

GEORGE SENIOR

(pulling up his pants)

Oh, but I thought you wanted some of Big Bear.

SUSIE

You call that tiny thing, Big Bear.

GEORGE SENIOR

Ouch.

SUSIE

I brought you here to tell you that Larry is your son.

GEORGE SENIOR

Who, that Nellie?

SUSIE

Yes, that Nellie.

GEORGE MICHAEL

How?

SUSIE

Remember that one night we slept together.

 

GEORGE SENIOR

I thought you were dating some other guy named Guy at the time.

SUSIE

I made that up.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

George Senior was stunned.

CLOSE UP: GEORGE SENIOR’S SHOCKED FACE.

 

EXT. BANANA STAND

Michael, Tobias, George Michael, and the cop are still destroying the banana stand, looking for the money hidden inside.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Meanwhile at the Banana Stand…

The guys continue to work. Mary walks by, and stops, recognizing George Michael.

MARY

George Michael?

GEORGE MICHAEL

(surprised, dropping his sledgehammer)

Mary?

MARY

What are you doing?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Just doing some construction work.

George Michael and Mary start talking as Michael, Tobias, and the cop continue to work. Eventually, Michael stops to interrupt them

MICHAEL

Hey George Michael, why don’t you and your girlfriend  go get some lunch, on me

 

He hands George Michael some money.

GEORGE MICHAEL

She’s not my girlfriend.

MICHAEL

Whatever. Here you go; my treat.

Michael digs into his pocket and takes out a wad of cash which he hands to George Michael.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Are you sure?

MICHAEL

Yes. Go on have a little fun.

GEORGE MICHAEL

(to Mary)

You want to?

MARY

Sure.

George Michael and Mary walk off while Michael, Tobias and the cop continue to work.  They finally find the briefcase and Tobias pulls it out of the Banana Stand.

TOBIAS

Eureka! We’ve found it.

Tobias tries to open the briefcase, but realizes it he can’t open it because it has a combination lock.

TOBIAS (CONT’D)

Crap, it has a combination lock. I guess we’ll have to get your dad to open it.

COP

(drawing his gun)

Oh, you’re not taking it anywhere.

MICHAEL

What?

COP

What did you expect? Did you think I was just going to settle for a share of the cash?

MICHAEL

That was kind of the idea.

COP

Well I don’t think it’s going to work out that way.

The cop gestures for Tobias to hand him the case.

COP (CONT’D)

Just hand me the case and no one gets hurt.

Tobias hands the cop the case. The cop takes it and runs off.

TOBIAS

That cop screwed us real deep didn’t he?

MICHAEL

Yes

As Tobias and Michael are talking Lindsay and Carl are walking towards them

LINDSAY

Michael? Tobias?

TOBIAS

Lindsay? What are you doing here?

LINDSAY

I was just out for a stroll with Carl.

CARL

Give me some sugar.

 

Lindsay and Carl kiss.

 

TOBIAS

Oh, that’s it.

 

Tobias tackles Carl and starts to punch him.

 

TOBIAS (CONT’D)

First, you’re a lousy acting coach then you steal my wife.

 

Michael steps in to break up the fight.

 

MICHAEL

That’s enough.

LINDSAY

I didn’t know you felt that way Tobias.

TOBIAS

Of course I do Lindsay.

LINDSAY

I don’t know Tobias. We’ve tried to make our marriage work before.

TOBIAS

Come on Lindsay; let’s give it one more try.

LINDSAY

Ok, what the hell. Let’s give it one more try.

TOBIAS

Really?

LINDSAY

Yes, Tobias let’s do it.

TOBIAS

Ok, Lindsay. I promise I won’t let you down.

CARL

What about me?

LINDSAY

We’re through Carl.

CARL

Ok, but I was going to make you dinner tonight. I guess I will have to get a stew on by myself.

Carl walks away.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Seeing Tobias fight for Lindsay made Michael think of something he needed to do.

MICHAEL

I just remembered I have to go do something.

TOBIAS

What about the money?

MICHAEL

We’ll deal with it later.

TOBIAS

Why not now?

MICHAEL

I have something I need to do. I’ll meet you at Gob’s magic duel.

LINDSAY

Magic Duel?

MICHAEL

Tobias will tell you about it.

 

Michael leaves.

 

To Be Continued