FREE SCRIPT (Only one Episode done)

Hey! So I started working on a story and I don’t have much time on my hands anymore. I don’t want it to go to waste so whoever wants it here it is!

Plot: Parents explaining the mistakes they made until they got married too their children. TIP: When your doing the starting of each episode do a quick scene with the family and their everyday lives and put in some jokes. The Adults and children should be commenting a little throughtout episodes when the Parents are talking about their past
Genre: Comedy
(Animations need to be added when Jen arrives at the college and so on)

INT. BLACK - NIGHT
NARR
This episode uses sound. So turn it up.
INT. CLASSIC LIVING ROOM - DAY
@MOM stands screen right
@MOM faces left
@MOM is talk_phone_neutral_loop
@pan to zone 2
@DAD enters from right to screen right
@follow DAD to screen center in zone 1
@DAD faces right
@DAD is cough
@MOM is listen_phone_eyeroll_disgusted
@DAD is cough

    MOM (talk_phone_neutral_loop)
Sorry Angela, I have to do something. I will call you back later.

    MOM (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Yes?

@MOM is idle

    DAD (talk_apathetic)
Just wanted to tell you that Jessie's friend will be coming over for dinner.

    MOM (talk_apathetic)
May I ask what friend exactly?

sound doorbell

    DAD (talk_explain_neutral)
Well, I guess your about to find out.

    MOM (talk_exhausted)
Ugh

    NARR
Jessica: I'll get it!

@DAD is idle
@cut to zone 2
@JESSICA walks to screen right AND DAVID walks to screen center
@JESSICA faces left
@DAVID faces left
@cut to zone 1
@MOM faces right
MOM (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
And who is this
@pan to zone 2
JESSICA (talk_agree_happy)
Mom, Dad.Meet my boyfriend
@cut to zone 1
@MOM is react_gasp_dismayed
@pan to zone 2
DAVID (talk_greet_neutral)
Hey Dudes.
@JESSICA is admire_happy
@pan to zone 1
@MOM is faint
@DAD is react_mortified
@transition fade out black
@transition fade in white

INT. DELTA HOUSE LIGHTS ON - NIGHT with TABLE ITALIAN at layer 3

@DAVID stands screen left
@DAVID faces right
@DAVID is talk_cup_neutral_loop
@DAD stands screen center
@DAD faces left
@DAD is listen_nod_neutral_loop
@JACKSON walks to screen right and JACKSON does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@JACKSON is idle
@JACKSON faces left
@DAD faces right
@DAD is talk_greet_neutral
@JACKSON is talk_greet_neutral
@DAVID is talk_greet_shy

INT. CLASSIC LIVING ROOM - DAY
@MOM is standup_neutral
@follow MOM to screen center in zone 2
@JESSICA stands screen right
@JESSICA faces left
@MOM faces right

    MOM (talk_accuse_angry)
This dress, I can handle

@JESSICA starts flirt_wink_atcamera
@MOM is eyeroll_sarcastic_atcamera
MOM (talk_complain_angry)
But a boyfriend?

    JESSICA (talk_complain_angry)
MOM! I'M 16.

    MOM (talk_explain_neutral)
As the famous singer Aaliyah says...

    MOM (sing_dance_fingersnap_loop)
' Age ain't nothing but a number '

@MOM starts admire_happy
JESSICA (talk_exhausted)
I cant even with you.
@JESSICA exits right and JESSICA does it while walk_exhausted_loop
@MOM exits right

INT. DELTA HOUSE LIGHTS ON - NIGHT with TABLE ITALIAN at layer 3
@DAVID sits screen left
@DAVID is idle_sit_leanback_unimpressed_loop
@JACKSON sits screen right
@JACKSON is talk_sit_armscrossed_neutral_loop
@pan to zone 2
@JESSICA sits screen left
@JESSICA is react_sit_checkphone_bored
@JESSICA is talk_sit_coy
@JACKSON faces right
@JACKSON is idle
@DAVID is idle_food_hand_neutral_loop
@DAVID faces right
@JACKSON faces left
@follow MOM to screen center in zone 1
MOM (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
So, David what do you do for a living?

    DAVID (talk_awkward_loop)
I don't work.

@DAVID is idle
MOM (talk_airquotes)
You don’t work

    MOM (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
Hm

@pan to zone 2
JESSICA (talk_complain_angry)
MOM. Stop.
@pan to zone 1
@MOM faces right
@MOM is shush_neutral
@MOM faces left
MOM (talk_apathetic)
Have you ever worked?

    DAVID (talk_reassure_neutral)
No, but it's fine

    DAVID (talk_agree_happy)
I've got my Dad's credit card!

    MOM (talk_exclaim_yes_happy)
AHA.

    MOM (talk_accuse_angry)
I knew you had no money for that Toyota you've got out there.

    MOM (talk_pointup_happy)
Now, remove yourself from this neighbourhood you hipster.

    DAVID (talk_sad_serious_loop)
Fine. See you at school Jess.

@pan to zone 2
@JESSICA is kiss_blow_happy
@DAD enters from right to screen center

    DAD (talk_cup_neutral_loop)
Whats happening here?

    MOM (talk_agree_happy)
This hipster is leaving.

@transition fade in white

INT. ISLAND BEDROOM - NIGHT
@DAD stands screen center
@MOM stands screen left
@MOM faces right
@DAD faces left
@DAD is talk_neutral_loop
@MOM is idle
@JESSICA enters from right to screen right
@JESSICA faces left
@DAD faces right

    JESSICA (talk_complain_angry)
What the hell was that?

    DAD (talk_angry)
Don't use that tone with us.

    JESSICA (talk_complain_angry)
You guys just tossed him aside like he was some plain old garbage.

    MOM (talk_argue_angry)
He was a bad influence.

    JESSICA (talk_armscrossed_angry_loop)
You two are always going on and on about how you made so many mistakes with other people
Before you met each other. Your lives are like a wannabe ' How I met your mother '

@JESSICA is idle_armscrossed_angry_loop

    DAD (talk_explain_neutral)
That's true but we know he won't be the love of your life.

    MOM (talk_accuse_angry)
And don't use our story against us. You barely know half of it.

    JESSICA (talk_complain_angry)
Then tell me! I want to know how many 'mistakes' you made that you won't even let me make one.

    DAD (talk_exhausted)
Its a long story, Jessica.

    JESSICA (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
Well, it's midterm and I've got a whole week.

    MOM (talk_exhausted)
Fine. But you might as well call Jackson. I'm definitely not telling this story twice.

@JESSICA faces right
JESSICA (callout_neutral)
JACKSON!

@pan to zone 2
@JACKSON enters from right to screen left
@JACKSON faces left
JACKSON (talk_apathetic)
Yeah?

@cut to zone 1
DAD (talk_explain_neutral)
Well, It started with a roommate…

@transition fade out black

INT. DUMPY APARTMENT BEDROOM - DAY

    JEN (talk_exclaim_yes_happy)
OMG I got in!

    NARR
Jessica: You had bangs!

    NARR
Mom: It was all the rage in the 90's

@JEN changes into blang
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL EXTERIOR - DAY

@JEN stands screen center
@JEN is rear
JEN (think_rubchin)
(My new life.)

INT. BRISTOLS DORM ROOM EMPTY - DAY

@JEN stands screen left
@JEN is read_book_open_neutral_loop

@CRAZY EVA enters from right to screen center
@CRAZY EVA faces right
@PATRICIA enters from right to screen right
@PATRICIA faces left
PATRICIA
Bye sweetheart!

    CRAZY EVA
Bye Mam

@PATRICIA is kiss_blow_happy
@PATRICIA exits right
@CRAZY EVA faces left
@CRAZY EVA is think_rubchin

    CRAZY EVA
Hello?

@JEN faces right
JEN
Oh sorry hi. I’m Jen you must be my roommate

    CRAZY EVA
Eva's the name. Whatcha you reading?

    JEN
The school manual. Rules; No parties, bullying, disrespect.The regular things

    CRAZY EVA
Cool. I think I'll go get some rest.

    JEN
Yeah, I saw this introduction for the school. I thin---

@CRAZY EVA exits left and CRAZY EVA does it while walk_exhausted_loop

    JEN
Okay..

INT. GREEK OFFICE - DAY

@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen left
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON is read_phone_neutral_loop

@JEN enters from right to screen right
@JEN faces left
JEN
Em… Im here for the tour?

@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces right

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Oh okay. Someone showed

@JEN walks to screen center
@JEN faces left

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Okay where would you like to go I only have time for one facility

choice “Garden” {
EXT. CAMPUS GARDEN - DAY
@JEN stands screen left
@JEN faces right
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen center
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Heres the Garden. If you join the garden club you’ll spend most of your time here

@DONALD enters from right to screen right and DONALD does it while run_super_speed_loop
@DONALD is idle
@DONALD faces left

    DONALD
Your stepping on my gorgeous Corpse Flower. THERES ONLY FIVE LEFT IN THE WORLD

    JEN
Oh sorry..

    DONALD
You are still ON IT FOOL

    JEN
Oops

@JEN exits left

    NARR
Jen: Bye Principal Weston!

} “Library” {
INT. JUVIE PHILLY LIBRARY - DAY
@JEN stands screen left
@JEN faces right
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen center
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Heres our library. Largest in all of California
@JEN is admire_happy

@DONALD enters from right to screen right
@DONALD faces left
DONALD
Hey Big W!
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces right
PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Don’t ever call me that again Donald.

@JEN starts laugh_chuckle

} “Cafeteria” {
INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
@JEN stands screen left
@JEN faces right
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen center
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
@JEN faces rear
@JEN is idle
JEN
YASS. Taco Tuesdays!

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
I wish we were highly known for our library instead of a taco that appears on Tuesdays

@JEN is laugh_chuckle
@DONALD enters from right to screen right
@DONALD is rear
DONALD
TACO TUESDAYS BOIIII!
@DONALD is dance_wavehands_happy_loop

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Ugh. I'm too old for this sh-

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Stuff. I mean stuff.

} “Science Class” {
INT. SCIENCE CLASS - DAY
@JEN stands screen left
@JEN faces right
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen center
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Here’s the Science Room. It’s a little bland. Been trying to get Mr. Crumps to liven it up a little.

    JEN
I could!

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Really you would have to paint the whole room decorate hire some repair men. Fix the window handle and way morere

    JEN
(What is wrong with me why did I say this)

    JEN
(I will remove myself from the situation)

@JEN exits left

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Hey, Come bac- whatever.

} “Theatre” {
INT. AUDITION STAGE - DAY
@JEN stands screen left
@JEN faces right
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen center
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces rear
@JEN faces rear
PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Ahhh. Our theatre. Beautiful isn’t it?

    JEN
Yes. Very um unique. And not at all dusty.

@JEN is cough

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Yes much room as well!

    JEN
Did the walls just move?

    PRINCIPAL A WESTON
Gorgeous

} “Dance Studio” {
INT. DANCE STUDIO - DAY
@JEN stands screen left
@JEN faces right
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON stands screen center
@PRINCIPAL A WESTON faces left
PRINCIPAL A WESTON
The dance studio. The ballerina groups eat lunch here most of the times

    JEN
Oh , I do ballet.

    NARR
Jessica: Since when the heck did you do ballet!?

    NARR
Dad: Shush

}

INT. BRISTOLS DORM ROOM EMPTY - DAY
@EVA stands screen center
@EVA is talk_phone_excited_loop
@JEN enters from left to screen right
@EVA is hangup_phone_angry
@EVA faces right
@JEN faces left
EVA
I invited a few people over you should get changed into something

    JEN
Something?

    EVA
Better...

    JEN
Sure. Fine

@JEN exits right

INT. JUVIE WELLES BEDROOM V2 - DAY
@JEN stands screen center

label MENU
JEN (think_rubchin)
What should I wear

choice
“ching ching”{
@JEN changes into ching ching
@JEN is admire_happy
goto DECIDE
}
“Cozy Casual”{
@JEN changes into Cozy Casual
@JEN is admire_happy
goto DECIDE
}
“Perfect Perfection”{
@JEN changes into Perfect Perfection
@JEN is admire_happy
goto DECIDE
}

label DECIDE
JEN (admire_happy)
Should I wear this?

choice
“Yes!”{
continue
}
“Nah…”{
goto MENU
}

INT. DELTA PARTY - NIGHT
sound music_slowjam
@BGMAN1 spot .882 136 194 in zone 1 at layer 0
@BGMAN1 faces right
@BGWOMAN3 spot .882 223 194 in zone 1 at layer 0
@BGWOMAN3 faces left

@BGMAN2 spot 1.459 138 -135 in zone 2 at layer 2
@BGMAN2 faces right
@BGWOMAN2 spot 1.459 275 -135 in zone 2 at layer 2
@BGWOMAN2 faces left
@BGMAN3 spot 1 -8 124 in zone 2 at layer 1
@BGMAN3 faces right
@BGMAN4 spot 1 98 124 in zone 2 at layer 1
@BGMAN4 faces left

@BGWOMAN1 spot .909 46 182 in zone 3 at layer 0
@BGWOMAN1 faces right
@BGWOMAN4 spot .909 121 186 in zone 3 at layer 0
@BGWOMAN4 faces right
@BGMAN5 spot .909 206 182 in zone 3 at layer 0
@BGMAN5 faces left

@cut to zone 3
&BGWOMAN1 starts laugh_giggle AND BGWOMAN4 starts talk_neutral AND BGMAN5 starts idle_handsonhips_neutral_loop
@transition fade in black 2.0
&BGMAN4 starts talk_apathetic AND BGMAN3 starts laugh_giggle AND BGMAN2 starts talk_agree_happy AND BGWOMAN2 starts laugh_chuckle
@pan to zone 2
&BGWOMAN3 starts talk_doubtful AND BGMAN1 starts idle_happy_pose
@pan to zone 1
@CRYSTAL spot 1.280 -130 0 in zone 1 at layer 3
@CRYSTAL faces right
@CRYSTAL spot 1.280 -270 0 in zone 1 at layer 3
@CRYSTAL faces right
&BGMAN2 starts talk_argue_defensive AND BGMAN3 starts idle_handsonhips_neutral_loop AND BGWOMAN2 starts talk_neutral AND BGMAN1 starts idle_happy_loop
@CRYSTAL walks to spot 1.280 184 0 AND CRYSTAL walks to screen left AND CRYSTAL does it while walk_neutral_offset_loop
@CRYSTAL faces left
@CRYSTAL faces right
&BGMAN2 starts talk_neutral AND BGMAN3 starts idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop AND BGMAN1 starts idle AND BGWOMAN3 starts talk_airquotes
&zoom on 0 325 to 125% in 6

@speechbubble reset
@speechbubble is 182 282 to 100% with tail_top_left

    CRYSTAL (talk_exclaim_yes_happy)
Now this is a party

@follow JEN to screen center in zone 1
@JEN is idle_armscrossed_angry_loop
@JEN faces left
@JEN faces right
JEN
(Where is she?)

@JEN is text_phone_neutral_loop
NARR
Jen: Were not allowed to throw parties!!
Eva: Okay okay.
Jen: Were are you?
Eva: In the kitchen, getting ice.
Jen: I’m coming down
Eva: Just go too my room. I’ll meet you up there.
Jen: Fine. This music is so loud my ears are going to burst.

@JEN exits left and JEN does it while walk_angry_loop

INT. BEDROOM POSTERWALL - DAY
@JEN enters from left to screen left
JEN
Peace and qui-
@JEN faces right
JEN
Ahhhhhh!!!
@CHARLES stands screen center in zone 2
@CHARLES faces right
@CHARLES changes into Censor Male
@pan to zone 2
@CHARLES faces left
@CHARLES is react_mortified
CHARLES
This is defo not the bathroom.

@cut to zone 1

@JEN is react_angry_shakefists

    JEN
Get.
Out.
Now.

@CHARLES exits left and CHARLES does it while run_super_speed_loop
@JEN faces left
@JEN is react_angry_shakefists
INT. DELTA PARTY - NIGHT
sound music_slowjam
@BGMAN1 spot .882 136 194 in zone 1 at layer 0
@BGMAN1 faces right
@BGWOMAN3 spot .882 223 194 in zone 1 at layer 0
@BGWOMAN3 faces left

@BGMAN2 spot 1.459 138 -135 in zone 2 at layer 2
@BGMAN2 faces right
@BGWOMAN2 spot 1.459 275 -135 in zone 2 at layer 2
@BGWOMAN2 faces left
@BGMAN3 spot 1 -8 124 in zone 2 at layer 1
@BGMAN3 faces right
@BGMAN4 spot 1 98 124 in zone 2 at layer 1
@BGMAN4 faces left

@BGWOMAN1 spot .909 46 182 in zone 3 at layer 0
@BGWOMAN1 faces right
@BGWOMAN4 spot .909 121 186 in zone 3 at layer 0
@BGWOMAN4 faces right
@BGMAN5 spot .909 206 182 in zone 3 at layer 0
@BGMAN5 faces left

@cut to zone 3
&BGWOMAN1 starts laugh_giggle AND BGWOMAN4 starts talk_neutral AND BGMAN5 starts idle_handsonhips_neutral_loop
@transition fade in black 2.0
&BGMAN4 starts talk_apathetic AND BGMAN3 starts laugh_giggle AND BGMAN2 starts talk_agree_happy AND BGWOMAN2 starts laugh_chuckle
@pan to zone 2
&BGWOMAN3 starts talk_doubtful AND BGMAN1 starts idle_happy_pose
@pan to zone 1
@CRYSTAL spot 1.280 -130 0 in zone 1 at layer 3
@CRYSTAL faces right
@CRYSTAL spot 1.280 -270 0 in zone 1 at layer 3
@CRYSTAL faces right
&BGMAN2 starts talk_argue_defensive AND BGMAN3 starts idle_handsonhips_neutral_loop AND BGWOMAN2 starts talk_neutral AND BGMAN1 starts idle_happy_loop
@CRYSTAL walks to spot 1.280 184 0 AND CRYSTAL walks to screen left AND CRYSTAL does it while walk_neutral_offset_loop
@CRYSTAL faces left
@CRYSTAL faces right
&BGMAN2 starts talk_neutral AND BGMAN3 starts idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop AND BGMAN1 starts idle AND BGWOMAN3 starts talk_airquotes
&zoom on 0 325 to 125% in 6

@pan to zone 3
@JEN stands screen right
@JEN faces left
@JEN is cough
@JEN is cough

    JEN
Excuse me?

    JEN
(What could I do to get their attention?)

choice “Scare them” {
JEN
Oh My Dog! The Principal is coming!

@BGMAN1 is idle
@BGMAN2 is idle
@BGMAN3 is idle
@BGMAN4 is idle
@BGMAN5 is idle
@BGWOMAN1 is idle
@BGWOMAN2 is idle
@BGWOMAN3 is idle
@BGWOMAN4 is idle
@CRYSTAL is idle
@BGWOMAN1 faces right
@BGWOMAN2 faces right
@BGWOMAN3 faces right
@BGWOMAN4 faces right
@CRYSTAL faces right
@BGMAN1 faces right
@BGMAN2 faces right
@BGMAN3 faces right
@BGMAN4 faces right
@BGMAN5 faces right
@pan to zone 1
@pan to zone 3
@BGMAN1 exits left and BGMAN1 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGMAN2 exits left and BGMAN2 does it while run_super_speed_loop
@BGMAN3 exits left and BGMAN3 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGMAN4 exits left and BGMAN4 does it while run_super_speed_loop
@BGMAN5 exits left and BGMAN5 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGWOMAN1 exits left and BGWOMAN1 does it while run_super_speed_loop
@CRYSTAL exits left and CRYSTAL does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGWOMAN2 exits left and CRYSTAL does it while run_super_speed_loop
@BGWOMAN3 exits left and BGWOMAN3 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGWOMAN4 exits left and BGWOMAN4 does it while run_cry_embarrassed_loop
@pan to zone 1
@pan to zone 3

} “Scream so loud they hear it in space.” {

@JEN is scream_angry
@JEN is scream_angry
@BGMAN1 is idle
@BGMAN2 is idle
@BGMAN3 is idle
@BGMAN4 is idle
@BGMAN5 is idle
@BGWOMAN1 is idle
@BGWOMAN2 is idle
@BGWOMAN3 is idle
@BGWOMAN4 is idle
@CRYSTAL is idle
@BGWOMAN1 faces right
@BGWOMAN2 faces right
@BGWOMAN3 faces right
@BGWOMAN4 faces right
@CRYSTAL faces right
@BGMAN1 faces right
@BGMAN2 faces right
@BGMAN3 faces right
@BGMAN4 faces right
@BGMAN5 faces right
@pan to zone 1
@pan to zone 3
JEN
Everybody get the HECK outta my dorm!

@BGMAN1 exits left and BGMAN1 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGMAN2 exits left and BGMAN2 does it while run_super_speed_loop
@BGMAN3 exits left and BGMAN3 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGMAN4 exits left and BGMAN4 does it while run_super_speed_loop
@BGMAN5 exits left and BGMAN5 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGWOMAN1 exits left and BGWOMAN1 does it while run_super_speed_loop
@CRYSTAL exits left and CRYSTAL does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGWOMAN2 exits left and CRYSTAL does it while run_super_speed_loop
@BGWOMAN3 exits left and BGWOMAN3 does it while run_athletic_neutral_loop
@BGWOMAN4 exits left and BGWOMAN4 does it while run_cry_embarrassed_loop
@pan to zone 1
@pan to zone 3

}

INT. THETA PARTY BEER PONG - NIGHT
@EVA stands screen center
@EVA is dance_club_happy_loop
@CHARLES changes into Censor Male
@CHARLES stands screen left
@CHARLES is dance_groove_happy_loop
@JEN enters from right to screen right
@JEN faces left
@CHARLES faces right
CHARLES
Fine.

@CHARLES is jump_happy_loop

@CHARLES stands screen left
@CHARLES is idle
@CHARLES exits right
@EVA is talk_sit_legsup_neutral_loop

    EVA
Well, That was fun.

@EVA is idle_sit_legsup_neutral_loop

    JEN
I am not cleaning this mess up.

@EVA stands screen center
@EVA is idle
@EVA faces right

    EVA
I'm not either.

    JEN
I've only met you for less than one day
And you've made the worst impression.

    EVA
Oh Jennifer. You've got so much to learn

    EVA
Starting tomorrow. I will show you how to survive college

    JEN
Whatever, but who's going to clean this mes-

@EVA exits right and EVA does it while walk_exhausted_loop
@JEN is eyeroll_sarcastic_atcamera

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I would not recommend such writing in any situation, because it causes animations not to be smooth, e.g. MOM firstly appears, then she changes direction, and then she starts talking on phone. It would be great if she done everything at the same time, wouldn’t it? :blush:

Recommended version:
@MOM stands screen right and MOM faces left and MOM is talk_phone_neutral_loop :slight_smile:

Also, try out zooming and spots - they are so much fun! Good luck in writing! :gift_heart::revolving_hearts::rose:

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