Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bart and Dan- Pilot

*Many of you have been whining and complaining that I haven't posted in for-ev-ER. (Mainly Tia and Will-Boy.) But I want you all to know I've been writing... my own TV show! It's called 'Bart and Dan' and shows us being us. I was going to surprise you all and post the videos. But since Dan and I haven't had time to film I'll give you the Pilot episode. And lets be honest here. It's only a small nibble of what will soon rival Seinfeld for America's #1 Sit-com.

Extended Pilot's First Rough Draft Outline

Scene 1 (Bart and dan on couch)
B: We should start making videos
First thing we need- band name! (without hesitation) Flight of the Conchords.

D: First of all… the first thing we need is a camera and video editing software. Both of which I don’t have. Secondly… we’re not in a band. Even if there was a band to be in, WE wouldn't be in it because YOU suck at playing stuff… and you can’t use that name.

(bart starts dancing and flapping his arms) It’s like we’re flying… we’re happy, elated birds… look at us… bein’ birds…. wait, wha?

D: Someone already has that band name.

B: I don’t believe it.

D: That doesn't matter, it’s true.

B: (Runs off) Google it!


Scene 2
(at computer)
D: See. These guys already use that name.

B: So. We can still use it.

D; No we can’t. It’s called copyright infringement.

B: : (mumbling to himself) I'll show you lopynight debingement... huh wha?
Look. Just because someone uses a name doesn’t mean we can’t use it too. Look at Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. Jennifer Garner and Jennifer ‘I love you’ Hewitt. Paris Hilton and… Paris… France.

D: That's not the same.

B: Why? It should be.

D: Naming a person is different than naming a band.

B: Is it though? Is it? (sarcastic at first… then sincerely interested) No but really… is it?

D: Touche. . .Look you just can't use that name. People will get confused and think that we are the Flight of the Chonchords from New Zealand, which might increase our viewership initially, but more than likely people would just feel ripped off since we are not the Original Flight of the Chonchords.

B: But what if we were the Flight of . . .

D:Just think of a different name. (walks off)


Scene 3
(dan walks in- bart is lying on the floor surrounded by crumpled up pieces of paper)
(whiteboard covered with alterations of ‘Flight of the Conchords’
Might of the A-chord, D-chord etc. And one really long name with all sorts of music terms that don’t make any sense)

B: (clearly dying from dehydration) Need… water…

D: What the Bart?!…Dude, you look horrible. How long have you been here?

B: Four days. I just want to be a bird.


Closing scene
(Bart makes dan put out his arms then connects his stetched out arms to dans)
B: (whispers to dan) Okay, now flap!
D: You know it’s a condor, right?

B: (smiling) Look, we’re a two headed concord. Kaka!


Lyle and Kathi Gadbury said...

I'd watch it for sure!

You are such a fun and talented writer Bart! And I'm not just saying that cos' I'm your Madre'.

The Little's said...

I don't know if "talented" is the right word for what I just read. But your mom might have something here...I would definitely watch...if only to make fun of you.