Sketch Script: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Title: Rock, Paper Scissors

Written By Wes Corwin

EXT – Sidewalk

Camera is pointed from the ground up at two people, Person #1 and Person #2 looking straight down. Between words, their hands move slightly up and down.

P1 & P2: (in unison, chanting) Rock, Paper, Scissors, Dynamite, Explosive Device Defusal Police Unit, Crippling Fear of Failure to Perform Under Pressure, Therapeutic Sessions, Doubt in Therapy’s Effectiveness, Statiscal Backing, Widespread Anti-Intellectual Sentiment!

They stop. The camera flips to their hands, which is holding a piece of paper, on which is an itemized list with checkboxes of all the things they just said.

P2: This is a weird scavenger hunt…

Person #2 looks at Person #1.

P2: I don’t think we can finish this… Let’s give up.

Both gasp.

P1 & P2: (in unison) CRIPPLING FEAR OF FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE.

Both high five and freeze frame. The screen turns to black and white and zooms in slowly on the high five.

SUPERIMPOSE: “They never completed the scavenger hunt.”

The End

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