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Third Time's the Charm
by Bryan Hefner (kriptinillusion@gmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Teen Movies   User Review: ****
The classic "guy asks girl to homecoming" story, but in order to do so, he must come up with an elaborate scheme that she will remember for the rest of her life. Of course, there is a twist at the end. Only about seven minutes long, and good for a short skit.


This screenplay is placed in the public domain and may be used, reproduced, and distributed without any consent from the authors.



THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM

EXT. A SCHOOL. - DAY
                                                            
[The school bell rings. Cheryl is seen walking to her next
class. Geoffrey sees her from far away and runs to catch up
with her.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Hey Cheryl, wait up!
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Hey, what's up?
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
I was just wondering if you were
going to homecoming.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Of course! But Cheryl, I was
wondering... [gets down on one
knee] ...will you go-
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Stop, stop!
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
[getting up] What?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I know what you're going to ask,
and my answer is yes-
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Perfect!
                                                            
                       CHERYL
BUT, I don't want to be asked like
this.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
What?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I want to be asked in a special
way. I want you to do something
that I'll remember for the rest of
my life.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Uh, okay.
                                                            

2.

                       CHERYL
See you later!
                                                            
[Cheryl exits. Josh and Kenny pass by. Geoffrey sees them
and runs to meet them.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Josh! Kenny!
                                                            
                       JOSH
Hey, Geoffrey.
                                                            
                       KENNY
What? We have to go to class.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
You have to help me ask Cheryl to
homecoming.
                                                            
                       JOSH
No problem, bro.
                                                            
                       KENNY
Wait, I'm not agreeing to this!
You're gonna make me do something
embarrassing!
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Kenny, I promise, you won't have
to do anything embarrassing.
                                                            
                                         CLOCK WIPE
                                                            
 
EXT. A SCHOOL. - DAY
                                                            
WESTERN STYLE.
                                                            
[Geoffrey, Josh, and Kenny are wearing cowboy hats and
possibly other cowboy costume pieces. They should be in a
tableau so that Geoffrey and Kenny stand across from each
other, with Josh standing as an "arbiter" inbetween them.]
                                                            
                       KENNY
I hate you.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Get ready guys, Cheryl's coming!
                                                            
[Cheryl begins walking by.]
                                                            

3.

                       GEOFFREY
      (Western accent)
"Whaddya mean you're takin' Cheryl
to homecoming? She's my girl!"
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (surprised)
What?
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (mumbles)
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (sharp whisper)
Say your line!
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (Western accent)
"This town ain't big enough for
the two of us." This is stupid...
                                                            
                       JOSH
      (Western accent)
"I reckon the only way you two
will settle this is with a good
'ol fashioned duel. When I say
'shoot,' turn and draw. 1, 2, 3,
shoot!"
                                                            
[Geoffrey makes his hand into the shape of a gun and
"shoots" Kenny. After a large bang, muzzleflash, and brief
hesitation, Kenny falls to the ground.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (Western accent)
"Looks like yer grit wasn't tough
enough!
      (To Cheryl)
"Now, Ms. Cheryl, will you-"
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Stop!
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
What?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
This isn't what I wanted.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Are you kidding me? We put a lot
of work into this.
                                                            

4.

                       CHERYL
I want something more... unusual.
Something that people wouldn't
expect.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (sighs)
Okay.
                                                            
[Cheryl leaves.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Guys, I have another idea.
                                                            
                       KENNY
No way, I did this western thing
already; I'm done!
                                                            
                       JOSH
Come on, man! Remember the time
Geoffrey picked your grandma up
from the airport when you couldn't
do it because you were at the
Alicia Keyes concert?
                                                            
[Beat.]
                                                            
                       KENNY
...alright, I'll do it.
                                                            
 
EXT. A SCHOOL. - DAY
                                                            
1950'S GANGSTER STYLE
                                                            
[The guys are wearing pinstriped fedoras and maybe suits.
They should be in a tableau identical to the one of the
previous scene. Cheryl is walking by.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (New York accent)
"Heeeeeeeeeeeey, whaddya mean
you're takin' Cheryl to
homecomin'? She's my doll!"
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (New York accent)
"This joint ain't big enough for
the two of us!"
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (less surprised)
Huh?
                                                            

5.

                       JOSH
"Looks like the only way you gents
will finish this is with a
face-off. When I say 'shoot,' turn
and draw. 1, 2, 3, shoot!"
                                                            
[Geoffrey and Kenny both throw dice.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (New York accent)
"Yes, a seven! I win!"
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (New York accent)
"Craps!"
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (New York accent)
"So, Cheryl, how 'bout you and I-"
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Please don't!
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (annoyed)
What? What's the matter?!
                                                            
                       CHERYL
This isn't what I meant.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Seriously?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I want something that redefines
the roles of men and women in
relationships.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
What does that even mean?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Bye!
                                                            
[She leaves.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Guys, I need your help again.
                                                            
                       KENNY
No! I'm done, and I don't owe you
for anything else!
                                                            

6.

                       JOSH
What about the time Geoffrey
picked you up from the Adam
Lambert concert while you were
going through your fishnets and
black wig phase?
                                                            
                       KENNY
Why do you remember these things?
                                                            
                       JOSH
'Cause they're fricken' funny.
                                                            
 
EXT. A SCHOOL. - DAY
                                                            
MEDIEVAL/SHAKESPEREAN STYLE.
                                                            
[Geoffrey and Kenny are wearing helmets or berets. Josh is
wearing a crown. They are still in the same exact tableau.
Cheryl approaches.]
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (British accent)
"Hark, villain! Thou art a fool if
thou thinkest thou art taking mine
Cheryl to homecoming ball!"
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (British accent)
"Fie on thee! I will strike thee
in thy bosom!"
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (looks disgustedly)
                                                            
                       JOSH
      (British accent)
"On my command, turn and draw! 1,
2, 3, shoot!"
                                                            
[Geoffrey and Kenny charge at each other with fake swords,
and Geoffrey "stabs" Kenny.]
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (British accent)
"Alas, I am slainÚd!"
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (British accent)
"Mark thy wound, Kenneth, never to
rise again!"
                                                            

7.

                       KENNY
"My gross flesh sinks downwards!"
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (British accent)
"And now, Princess Cheryl, 'twould
be mine honor if-"
                                                            
                       CHERYL
No, stop!
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
      (angry)
What?! What was wrong with that?!
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Look, I just wanted you to make me
a sandwich.
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
A sandwich? A SANDWICH?! I put on
a western shootout, a dice game, a
medieval joust, and I killed
Kenny-
                                                            
                       KENNY
      (interjecting)
Twice!
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
-twice, all for you! And you're
telling me you just wanted a
sandwich?! Unbelievable! You know
what? Forget it. Find another date
to homecoming. Come on guys, let's
go.
                                                            
[The guys begin to exit.]
                                                            
                       KENNY
So guys, I have spare tickets to
the Abba revival concert-
                                                            
                       GEOFFREY
Shut up, Kenny.
                                                            
[After the guys exit, Cheryl notices the Loser who has been
reading in a corner.]
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Hey, wanna go to homecoming with
me?
                                                            

8.

                       LOSER
Sorry, I already have a date.
                                                            
[Hot Girl enters.]
                                                            
                       HOT GIRL
Hey babe! Whatchya reading?
                                                            
                       LOSER
Oh, I was just reading Plato's
Symposium.
      (begins exiting
       with Hot Girl)
I think it's interesting that his
themes on the transient nature
of...
      (trailing off)
                                                            
[Cheryl watches, stunned.]
                                                            


THE END


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From dominique Date 11/6/2011 ****
this is really good!


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