Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Bucky Butler-The lead character loosely based on myself. He’s just trying to survive the TLP program. Doesn’t make many friends in the program. A terrible roommate, very lazy, likes to be alone in his room, very shy and awkward, a gamer and a nerd, trying to find a way to belong within the TLP program.
Spotty-A talking dog character created by Bucky that only Bucky sees. Bucky created him to survive. Spotty aides Bucky and he’s a mentor/friend figure and an alter ego of Bucky. A comic relief character and will probably be animated or a puppet.
Vito Livston-Bucky’s roommate, an older male and a bit slow-witted. Talks for miles on end, gets on Bucky’s nerves, rarely gets participates in the program, a veteran of the program almost in his final days and he doesn’t want to get kicked out. Very lonely and wants to be friends with Bucky even Bucky could care less. Shares crazy shit with Bucky and no one in the program knows who he is.
Larry John-A counselor at the TLP program, very happy go lucky type of guy, tries to help any which way he can, treats the participants of the TLP program like children, a little naive, tries to make every situation not all that bad, a bit nerdy, also Vito Livston’s personal counselor and makes visits to Bucky and Vito’s apartment to check up on Vito.
Kyle Gee-Lives in Bucky’s apartment building and is also a participant in the TLP program. White trash, a bit of a drug addict, a smooth talker, plays by his own rules. Bucky and Kyle don’t often get along. He’s also a bit of a con man.
Lisa Broad-Another counselor at the TLP program, a tough as nails woman, very stern, a big woman, bossy, works alongside Larry John and they are polar opposites, very dictator-like, always drives the van, a former prison guard and can hold her own in a fight, also Kyle Gee’s personal counselor.
Earl Wener-A former roadie and a participant in the TLP program, he often has does odd jobs outside of the program and he tries to bum cigarettes off others because he can’t afford them, likes to talk about the glory days of when he was a roadie and worked alongside famous rock stars, a bit of a drunk, and shows up to all the groups.
Mary Sue-Kyle Gee’s girlfriend who he met within the TLP program, she’s a divorcee and has a kid she can’t take care of, white trash, used to be in prison, rarely participants in the TLP program, she’s abusive towards Kyle Gee and she works at the local restaurant who Bucky frequents when on break in the TLP program.
Ann Barkley-A nerdy shy girl around Bucky’s age and a participant in the TLP program, she’s also one of Bucky’s few friends within the program, one of the saner residents within the program, she’s Jewish, she comes over to Bucky apartment to play video games with him, she dreams of working at the grocery store where the participants of the TLP program shop at, also she lives upstairs and she’s also Mary Sue’s roommate.
Matt Timer-Another friend of Bucky who he met through the program and he’s the boyfriend of Ann Barkley, he’s a gamer and likes to hang out with Bucky a lot, sometimes steals stuff from his friend Bucky and Bucky never figures out he’s the thief, he’s also Earl’s roommate and he’s the youngest participant within the TLP program, a bit of a trouble maker but he has a good heart.
Miss Black-Bucky’s personal counselor and aide, she’s very sexy and Bucky has a small crush on her even though she’s older than him, teaches Bucky how to take care of himself and maintain his apartment (like cooking and clean) while also trying to find Bucky a job, she cares about Bucky and is another mentor figure for Bucky.
Mr. Peter Turner-The head counselor of the program and the boss of Miss Black, Lisa Broad, and Larry John.
Jenny Butler-Bucky’s Mom, always visits Bucky and helps take care of Bucky while he’s in the program.
Steve Butler-Bucky’s Dad, also visits and he has a short fuse and he’s an occasional Disney Dad.
Crazy Lou-A former participant of the program and now homeless and lives in a dumpster outside of Bucky’s apartment building, he’s very insane and sometimes he still thinks he’s in the program.
Ideas for Scenes
Scene One: Bucky’s parents finish helping him move in and Bucky meets his roommate Vito for the first time.
Scene Two: Bucky’s first group and an introduction to the audience about what a TLP program is and also we meet most of the cast.
Scene Three: After his first day of the TLP program, Bucky is so depressed and lonely he creates Spotty and we begin an introduction about Spotty.
Scene Four: Bucky goes grocery shopping with the residents of the TLP program.
Scene Five: Bucky’s first cooking group.
Scene Six: Bucky tries doing his chores for the first time.
Scene Seven: The TLP program takes a field trip to the mall.
Scene Eight: Bucky’s first meeting with Miss Black
Scene Nine: Bucky and Kyle Gee begin their feud.
Scene Ten: Bucky hangs out with Tim and Ann
Ideas For Gags!
Bucky just goes about his business while Vito just talks away and Bucky pretends he’s still listening to him.
In the Scene Five, they have to pick a food in each food group but they can’t think of anything they want to eat from the fruit group.
In Scene Six, Bucky is trying to throw his trash away but Crazy Joe just keeps throwing it out and every time Bucky throws it away, Crazy Joe throws it back out.
In Scene Two, the counselors say that the participants can leave at any time and that they chose to come here and Earl slowly gets up and says goodbye than comes back in because it’s cold outside and he has nowhere to go.
In Scene Four, we’re all waiting for Mary Sue to come to the van so that we can go to the grocery store but she actually just took the money and went out to buy cigarettes. So they go without her.
In Scene Six, Bucky is about to do his laundry but than the end of the scene becomes a “Fight Club” parody with Spotty as Brad Pitt’s character and the twist is revealed to be that Earl, Matt and Bucky we’re just going to play a fighting video game and not actually holding a fight club.
In Scene Eight, Bucky just plays dumb so Miss Black will do all of his chores for him.
In Scene Six, Bucky is sweeping while Vito is just talking and Bucky just pretends to listen a nod to the Scene One.
A recurring joke throughout the show is every time Bucky says that his roommate is Vito everybody says “Who” or some people say “that guy’s still in the program?”
Towards the end of Scene Nine, Crazy Lou comes to Bucky’s aide during an argument with Kyle Gee and basically it’s a parody of a scene from The Shawshank Redemption.
In Scene Seven, Bucky is debating if he should buy a video game he wants or not alongside Tim and Ann, Bucky says that he should save his money for the rent and groceries, but Tim brings off the fact that his parents pay his rent and that he has Social Security, and Bucky just say “oh yeah” and buys the game.
In Scene Seven, Mary Sue is working at Bucky’s favorite restaurant in the mall and he debate Tim and Ann if they should he there or not.
A recurring joke throughout the show is that Larry John keeps flirting with Lisa Broad even through Lisa Broad just keeps shooting him down.
A gag in Scene Five is that Bucky really sucks at cooking and is asking for help Larry John is dying to help him but Lisa Broad keeps saying he has to learn for himself. Also Bucky’s cooking partner ends up doing the whole thing because Bucky’s so lazy.
A joke in Scene Three, is that while Spotty and Bucky are getting to know each other midway through Earl begins to play his guitar poorly and Spotty asks who’s making that noise and I tell him about Earl and how he was a former roadie for a famous rock band and Spotty basically finds Earl amazing and declares him his hero even though Bucky tries to say that Earl is a bit of a loser.
During Scene Ten, Ann develops a bit of a crush on Bucky even though she’s dating Tim and Bucky is oblivious to all of this. Plus Bucky doesn’t really share the same feelings for her and Ann’s not all that attractive anyway.
Priest Frollo-The head comedy writer and a medieval torturer, assertive, confident, very religious, old timer, wants to get his job done, doesn’t like sinners.
Jordan-A comedy writer and a former scientist, robot builder, stoner, genius, lonely, flirty, funny, socially awkward, and an asshole.
Gilligan Denver-A comedy writer and former janitor, grumpy, middle aged, suicidal, depressed, rarely happy, insane, but can hide it well, a loser who was once a successful individual.
Velvet-A comedy writer and former porn star, a popular girl stereotype, hates her adult life, hasn’t aged well, she’s moody, bossy, basically a bitch and a bully.
Felicity-An evil princess and a witch. She’s the former femme fatal of the Sinisters, looks and acts like a bitchy supermodel. Retired from a life of super villainy, she is now a feminist comedy writer.
Nancy-A middle aged woman who is overly quirky, a comedy writer who runs a vintage yarn shop on the side, loves to collect typewriters, makes a lot of weird noises and twitches a lot too.
(In a conference room at a local public access TV station studio)
(Priest Frollo is standing up next to a whiteboard with a marker in hand, while all the other writers are sitting around the conference room table)
Ladies and gentlemen, we have just finished our first episode of “Public Access 7 Sketch Review”. The network heads just renewed us for a second episode, so now we, the comedy writers, have to write the best sketch to open our second episode. May the lord guide us in the quest for great comedy! Now, do you people have any ideas?
(Gilligan Denver raises his hand)
(WHILE POINTING TO GILLIGAN DENVER)
Yes, Mr. Gilligan Denver. Do you have an idea to offer?
I don’t know anything about comedy writing! This is my third job after working as a janitor at the Pizza Brothers Chinese/Pizza Place. But a better question… why is a freaking priest writing comedy?
The lord works in mysterious ways, my son! Now, do you have any ideas for new comedy sketches?
Are you even listening to me? I have never performed comedy in my life! I delivered a pizza here to this TV station once and they wouldn’t let me leave! (YELLING) I hate my life, hate my job and I want to die!
Dude, you have pizza!
(POINTING TO JORDAN)
And you smell like marijuana!
You have weed too! Where have you been my whole life man?
(Jordan hugs Gilligan Denver and Gilligan pushes him away)
Excuse me! I ran out of paper for my typewriter? Do we have any more paper?
(Nancy snaps her fingers and makes a farting noise with her mouth)
Wow Nerdy Nancy! Ever head of a laptop much!
Leave Nancy alone, Velvet! I think she should use a typewriter! Before I joined the comedy world, I used to build robots for a living! Let’s just say before we know it, your laptop will soon be typing on you, sister! I blew your mind! Robots are taking over!
Seriously people, let’s get back to writing a sketch here, but one with strong female characters! For God’s sake, between quirky Nancy and porn star Velvet, we have enough strong, powerful female characters here in real life!
Look who’s talking Felicity, I mean an evil, witch, princess super villain! Now, that’s realistic and empowering! Do you hear yourself talk? You think we’re damn idiots!
(Nancy begins barking like a dog for no reason while Priest Frollo is sniffing his marker)
(WHILE SNIFFING HIS MARKER)
Now, back to the task at hand! Let’s write a list of ten! Now, you all say one scene setting and I’ll write it down! Let’s start!
(WHILE WRITING ON THE WHITE BOARD)
No! Like I have a wicked case of the munchies and could we do a 7-Eleven run?
A movie studio!
Like you’ve ever been to one before, Velvet!
Whatever Felicity! I’m like a movie star!
Porn doesn’t count Velvet!
A yarn store! I also work at one on the side. Plus, my cats and I could use some friends…I mean customers!
(Nancy screams “whoop-poop” while Priest Frollo writes down yarn store on the whiteboard)
Gilligan, you haven’t said anything yet! We need a setting!
How about hell, Father Frollo! I’ll see you there tomorrow! Because I think tonight’s the night! I can’t take this crap anymore!
That’s not funny Mr. Denver!
I’m not being funny! I’m pissed off over here! Being here with you and the rest of these jerks makes me want to leave this hellhole even more! Aw screw it, how about a video store!
(WHILE WRITING ON THE WHITEBOARD)
Nice! Come on people we need 10 more ideas here!
How about a candy store!
(SHOUTS WITH JOY)
Wait there’s candy too! I love this place!
Oh, how about a workplace that pays men and women equally!
So basically a fairy tale kingdom, eh Felicity!
If I weren’t the ruler of an actual fairy tale kingdom, I would be pretty pissed at you right now! (TO HERSELF) Note to self, put a curse on Gillian Denver!
A strip club!
Well, Miss Velvet. We have to keep this sketch show family friendly.
Kids love stripers.
(Jordan pulls out a guitar and Priest Frollo puts his hand to his face)
What are you doing now, Mr. Jordan?
Oh here’s something for like the show or something! Me and my old comedy partner Michael wrote this song for our comedy duo act and here it is, take it Michael, Michael?
Back in the 80’s I used to be a successful stockbroker! I was banging chicks left and right, and spending money like it was water! Now, I’m a prisoner of a local public access TV station! Forced to write comedy sketches against my will! What happened to me, man!
(Priest Frollo throws his arms up into the air and then points his marker at the comedy writers in vain)
You know what? I’m just going to tell the network to rerun The Donna Reed Show in our timeslot because we won’t make the deadline. You’re all dismissed and you are all going to turn in at least one sketch by next Tuesday. Lord, help me handle next Tuesday! You idiots will be the death of me!
DONG DING BA WA! NARF!