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.
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.”