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This is your first scene. Last edited by pieforbilly, two years ago. 0 comments. More scene info.

Int. meeting room

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A businessman is standing in front of a table with 3 young adults (Clarence, Dave, Eunice) sitting and staring at him

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Businessman

Thank you all for coming. You're all here as part of a focus group test to determine the tagline for our client's new album. If you've got a problem with a tagline, feel free to just blurt it out. Okay?

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The 3 nod in acknowledgement

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Businessman (CONT'D)

Great! Let's get started. First up: "You're gonna want oven mitts before you pick this up, cuz this album is straight FIRE"

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Clarence

Okay, wow. We're still saying that in 2015? Do you know how many people fire kills annually? Lemme tell you, it's definitely more than 12.

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Dave

Yeah, he's right. That's pretty insensitive. You might as well change the tagline to "This album is basically Hitler"

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Businessman

(Taken aback) Okay sure, I see your point. Well then, let's move on to our second tagline: "This album is the dopest shit you'll hear all year"

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Dave

Whoa whoa whoa, why you gotta be putting other aspiring artists down with your marketing? My cousin just came out with his third album today! Are you saying my cousin's new album isn't as good?

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Eunice

Really, there's no need to put down aspiring artists just so YOUR CD sells better.

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Businessman

Um, it's not an insult, it's just meant as-

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Dave

(Cutting the businessman off and turning towards the other kids) Yo check this out. Be sure to listen to track 3. That shit is fire.

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Dave begins handing out CDs while the businessman cocks an eyebrow at Dave's remarks

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businessman

Okay great, we're moving right along here. I just want to say that I really admire all of you for being so honest.

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Eunice

Just doing our job.

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Clarence

It's the least we could do after you gave us all those free muffins in the waiting room.

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Businessman

You got free muffins?

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Clarence

Yup!

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Businessman

Oh, huh. Okay. Oh, would you look at that! We're at our last potential tagline already. Now this one was a little bit controversial among the executives here, but what really matters is your guys' opinion. Without further ado, our final tagline is: "Jesus Christ himself would literally suck a dick just to hear this album."

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The room is silent. The businessman is smiling nervously, awaiting a response. Dave stands up, staring unblinkingly at the businessman for a moment before raising his hands and beginning a slow clap. The other two soon follow suit.

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Dave

My friend, that's the one. That's the tagline.

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eunice

That is so forward thinking of this company. Why didn't you start with that?

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Businessman

Well actually, I just made it u-

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clarence

Genius. Absolute unadulterated genius. The only people that could possibly find this offensive are bigots and fools. Well done!

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businessman

(With a shrug) Okay, I guess we have our tagline!

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The businessman shakes hands with the participants and thanks them for their time. He takes out his phone and calls his boss.

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(If this is a video skit) Smash cut to an image of the record company shutting down. The businessman walks out the front door with his head hung low. He walks past Dave on the street who is now promoting his cousin's seventh album.

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fade to black

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Businessman

Sir, a consensus has been reached! I'll fax you the details.

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