Sunday, July 12, 2009

episode 1

The first episode will be an intro of people. Title could be MIXED FRUIT MANIA. First scene opens as "Jeff" is giving a pep talk to the crew after being open a month...head shots only with a look of disdain on all but his face, as he is quite animated with encouragement. He then asks how everyone likes the new uniforms, which are (pan down) tube tops with the name of the shop. A noticable difference in boob size adds to the humor...including the only male employee. Jeff stays in character while receiving complaints from the workers until the restaurant humor has run its course, and he passes out the new shirts.
The next scene will be a surge of everyday characters who frequent the Hoek. The early morning bunch, including dear Lorna and her cinnamon toast... asking for jelly and then stuffing it in her purse. Turtle Man. And, of course, Bradley (the boyfriend) who is having breakfast for the first time at the Hoek. A brief exchange with Stacey (the girlfriend) and a quick intro to Jeff before he retreats to a seat. They talk about him while making his breakfast. Then the fateful moment that is the inspiration for Jeff...the plate goes out with mixed fruit jelly on it. The boyfriend races to the counter and freaks out at Jeff, who has the most blank, i don't give a shit look on his face. He offers a meager apology and watches Bradley walk back to his seat, all the while muttering to himself that Bradley has just sealed his own fate. Every ounce of restaurant humor (in terms of the jelly) will be directed at Bradley from this day forward.
Ending scene for this episode is the closing at the end of the week. Jeff giving himself encouragement that this business did well this week. Then he turns the music up and he starts to dance. Camera pans outside to see 3 employees, sitting on their car drinking and watching Jeff. No emotion, but Carl says, "I can't believe we do this every week."

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