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…

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