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31 Plays in 31 Days, #19 - "Lucky Bear"

A scene from the pilot of my theoretical Frasier spinoff. This scene would of course occur after the opening scene from Day #15 - "Subtle but Unmistakeable Disappointment", probably directly after Freddy agrees to let David move in, in Day #14 - The Cousins Crane.

This is only the first section of what would probably be a multi-part scene. I outlined the whole thing and found it would have several discrete sections, so decided to pause at the first complete part. It introduces something I was musing on including, an element that served the same function as Martin's chair, but translated for the new characters and situation.

As with all these, they need to be punched up so that they're as funny as possible. But it's a start.

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Day #19 - “Lucky Bear”
From Frasier spinoff
By Phoebe Roberts
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INT. FREDDY’S APARTMENT – DAY

TITLE CARD: ROOMIES

Freddy looks at two huge duffle bags taking up the limited floor space in the living room of his tiny apartment. David comes in from the other room to open one up and go through it.

FREDDY
How’s it coming?

DAVID
Okay, considering I’m basically moving into the broom closet.

FREDDY
Sorry. It's Cambridge.

DAVID
I thought you were supposed to be some fancy college professor.

FREDDY
Adjunct. They pay us like glorified babysitters.

DAVID
Hm. Well, luckily I don’t have a ton of stuff. Everything ought to fit. Except…

He goes back into the hall briefly, then returns dragging BRODY, a moth-eaten taxidermy black bear on its hind legs. Freddy looks on in dismay.

DAVID
He’s going to have to live out here.

FREDDY
Did you really have to drag that thing all the way from New Haven?

DAVID
Hey, no way was I going to leave Brody behind. Do you know how many rounds of beer pong I had to power through to win him? Besides, he’s good luck.

David rubs Brody the bear’s nose.

FREDDY
Good luck, huh? He must have been sick the day you got expelled.

DAVID
Oh, yeah? What about the day I got to town? The barista at the corner Starbucks showed me all her tattoos.

FREDDY
All of them?

DAVID
You should try him sometime. Something tells me you haven’t gotten lucky in a while.

FREDDY
Ha ha.

David shrugs and goes back for a moment in his bag. While he’s not looking, Freddy reaches out and rubs Brody’s nose.

FREDDY
Well, I guess we can hang our coats on him!

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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3


at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM

and

Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

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"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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