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Talk Show (script)

HOST:
Hi. We're back. And I'm here with....
(motions to GUEST as if he doesn't know her name)

GUEST:
(staring off, blankly)
Hmm?

HOST:
Tell us your name.

GUEST:
My mane? Ya like it?
(plays with her hair)

HOST:
No...I mean...Yes, I do.
But that's not what I'm referring to....

GUEST:
Huh?

HOST:
(speaks slowly and deliberately)
Your name.

GUEST:
(stares at him as if reading his face, then)
Wendy.

HOST:
(affirmatively)
Wendy.

GUEST:
Wendy.

HOST:
And what do you do, Wendy?

GUEST:
Work.

HOST:
Work?

GUEST:
Work.

HOST:
And where do you work?

GUEST:
(lost in space)
What?

HOST:
Where do you work?

GUEST:
Oh.
(starts fixing her hair)

HOST:
(losing patience)
No! I said, where do you work?

GUEST:
(understanding...laughs)
Oh! I thought you said...hair.

HOST:
So, where...?

GUEST:
(interrupting)
Can you shut off these lights?
It's too hot in here.

HOST:
But we....

GUEST:
It's hot.
(to the cameraman)
Are you hot? I'm hot.
(to the floor manager)
Hey, you. The pilot. Shut off those lights. Thanks.

HOST:
We have to leave the lights on to see you better.

GUEST:
Oh.
(long pause...rises)
Excuse me.

HOST:
(tries to put her back in her chair)
What are you doing?

GUEST:
I'm hot. I'll be right back.
(leaves)

HOST:
(flustered and a little hot as well)
Yeah...We'll be right back

-END-

 

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