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Conception
ChaddAustin Released Sep 30, 2011

INT. ORPHEUM THEATRE-NIGHT


JOE sits across the table from his best friend having a coffee, his slouched disposition and heavy sighs show that something is troubling him.


JOE

Seriously? I have been sitting here sighing for the past three minutes and forty-five seconds and you are not going to ask what’s wrong?


FRIEND

Oh I noticed, I was just waiting to see how long you could keep it up.


Joe delivers a blank stare and another sigh


FRIEND (CONT’D)

That brings the total up to eleven sighs and I’m glad you were keeping track of the time because what you say was three minutes and forty-five seconds in awkward silence time felt like a solid fifteen EASY.


JOE

She is going to break up with me.. I need to find a way to freshen things up, ya know bring back the romance? Show her I’m ready to take the next step.


FRIEND

What, like an upstairs apartment?


JOE

WOW.


FRIEND

See what I did there.. Upstairs... steps.. NEXT STEP


JOE

A joke isn’t funny if you have to explain why its funny right after you say it, in fact it isn’t a joke at all


FRIEND

I GOT IT!!


Cue the heavy part of Hans Zimmer’s “the dream is collapsing” score. Joe looks up and around to try and figure out where the ominous tones came from


JOE

(with a puzzled look on his face he shakes it off)

Do tell


FRIEND

It all starts with the implant of an idea

(a beat)

Think about it what do all women want but don’t ever flat out ask for?


JOE

Like straight up ask for? Nothing they are women everything is in this code that I need to put on a blackboard for some southie janitor to solve.


FRIEND

A BABY!


Joe begins to loosen his necktie and breathe a little heavier


JOE

I’m not...

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