This is the first scene from a sitcom I had to write for class once. I always thought it was pretty damn funny because it was all based on stuff that actually occurred in my life. And since I think I’m the funniest person I know, I get a big kick out of it.
SOMETHING - “PILOT” - 11/15/2011 - 1
1. INT. 2011 RETAIL STORE - EVENING
We see PAUL putting something away on a shelf when CUSTOMER 1 approaches him with a question about a service the store offers.
Hello can I help you?
Yeah, I was wondering if you guys charged anything to install batteries in cars?
Yes. It is $9.99 to install a battery Sir.
Wait… You mean to tell me you charge ten dollars to install a battery?
That’s correct Sir.
So let’s say a women, who knows nothing about cars needs a battery installed in her car. You would still charge her ten dollars to put this battery in?
Well, I’m not charging her ten dollars sir. The store is. I don’t see any of that money.
Oh, some class act company you are!
Are you sure it isn’t you who is the women Sir?
Customer looks stunned and we are introduced to the CAMDEN character. Camden approaches and pulls Paul away from the customer to talk to him about upcoming trip to Boston.
Paul! How are ya man?
I’m doin’ alright.