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50 Cent Guide To Economics (Commercial)
by M.T (tocker1327@yahoo.com)

Rated: G   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ***
A short commercial for a news parady tv show in the style of the Daily Show and SNL. Meant to be a short 1 to 2 minute filler between readers and packages


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50 CENT GUIDE TO ECONOMICS (COMMERCIAL)

FADE IN:

INT. APARTMENT DESK ALL SHOT IN B&W - DAY
                                                            
black and white shot of checkbook being balanced to reveal
balance of -$3.42
                                                            
Pa1 is balancing checkbook
                                                            
                       V.O
      (Simple Voiceover)
Are you running low on cash
                                                            
                       PA1
      (Person looks at
       camera,
       frustrated,
       mouths bad words.
       Camera cuts away
       as view switches
       to see checkbook
       thrown across the
       room)
                                                            
                       V.O
Are you ready to solve your money
problems and sock it to the man?
                                                            
 
INT. FAST FOOD RESTURAUNT, PA2 IN LINE FOR FOOD - DAY
                                                            
Pa2 Pulls out empty pockets to reveal lose change, not
enough to purchase food
                                                            
                       V.O
Tired of wondering where your next
meal will come from?
                                                            
ext. same customer crawls into dumpster, pulls out food item
and eats
                                                            
 
INT. WALMART OR OTHER PLACE OF BUSINESS - DAY
                                                            
Pa3 clerk looks frazzled, and sighs
                                                            
                       V.O
Tired of making an honest living
working an everyday job?
                                                            

2.

                       PA3
      (sees more people
       come in, mouths
       bad words as
       camera looks away)
                                                            
 
INT. NO LIVE ACTION HERE - DAY
                                                            
                       V.O
Then you need 50 centís guide to
economics
                                                            
transition to color, record scratch sound effect, followed
by ďwankstaĒ and clips of 50 Cent in all his glory
                                                            
 
INT. WHITE, STERILE ROOM - DAY
                                                            
man in business suit talks to camera
                                                            
                       SALES
      (Very Professional)
Hi, Iím Theodore Welborne Marshall
the 3rd, co-author of 50 Centís
guide to economics.
                                                            
Cut to shot of Book
                                                            
                       SALES
      (Continues)
In this book I take my 7 years of
accounting experience and combine
it with 50 centís 22 years on the
streets to provide a gangstaís
guide to getting gold quick!
                                                            
shot of Sales holding out hands with items changing in
sequence, outlined in Parenthesis
                                                            
                       V.O
      (items change)
Weíll teach you how to turn these
(1 dollars) into these (guns)
which turn into these (100 dollar
bills) which lead to these (women
and booze) and these (car note and
mortgage)
                                                            
 

3.

EXT. ALLEY OR PARKING LOT - DAY
                                                            
alley with people shooting craps, Pa1 shown
                                                            
                       PA1
      (Blending in)
Before reading 50 Centís guide to
economics, I was just another
Wanksta who ainít never copped
nutin. But now, thanks to this
book, I have increased my stock
portfolio by %73, and I put new
rims on my impala, paid off my
student loans, and but food on my
Babyís table! Good looking out 50!
(pounds chest)
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Man Sitting Quietly Reading Book
                                                            
                       SALES (V.O)
      (As Voiceover)
Youíll learn lessons from 50
himself in chapters he wrote such
as : Iím gonna get my money; A
note on education, a PhD or Piminí
Hoís Degree; and {bleep} Gimme my
money
                                                            
AS THE CHAPTER NAME IS READ THE TITLE POPS UP ON OVERLAY
                                                            
 
EXT. CEMETARY OR OTHER SHADY PLACE - DAY
                                                            
                       SALES
      (Walking and
       Talking)
ďWith this revolutionary book, you
are pretty much guaranteed to Get
Rich or Die Trying. So what are
you waiting for, get your life
back temporarily, and call now.
Rest assured in 50 Centís wide
range of life experiences. 50
Centís guide to economics; how
could you possibly go wrong.
                                                            
 

4.

INT. STILL FRAME - DAY
                                                            
Blue Screen with picture of book and ordering information
that is read off.
                                                            
VERY INFOMERCIAL LIKE
                                                            
                       V.O
      (Somewhat quickly)
To order 50 Centís guide to
economics, log on to
www.shot7times.com and follow the
easy ordering instructions; or
pick up the phone and call
1-800-getrich to pick up your copy
of this life changing book for
only $19.99. All major credit
cards accepted. Include $6.23 for
shipping and handling, and allow
2-3 weeks for delivery. Sorry no
money orders or CODíS.
1-800-getrich; Other peopleís
money wont wait around forever,
call today!Ē
                                                            
HTTP://WWW.SCRIPTBUDDY.COM/PUBLISHED/?P=4291529583
                                                            


THE END


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From Joey H Date 2/28/2006 ***1/2
Very funny, MADtv/SNL-esque sketch. Work on your formatting, though. Very creative!

From Gage Korthals Date 2/19/2006 ****
Hilarous I could definitly see it on chappelles show or another variety show.

From Sam Dunham Date 2/18/2006 *
I'm sorry, but the only part I even smirked at was when he said you can change one dollar bills into bullets, which in turn become 100 dollar bills. Other than that I just didn't laugh. Wasn't offended or anything, just wasn't very funny. I can see what you were going for, but maybe get some better jokes and laugh lines and try again. Not a bad concept, per se, but poorly executed.

From David Date 2/7/2006 ****
I thought this was very funny. Maybe make it a little more like a true infomercial. Excellent though

From Thierry Date 2/6/2006 ****
This was hilarious! You should sell this but G rate it up a lil' for like a skit show or somethin'.Maybe Chappelle's Show, SNL, or MAD TV would buy this form you. I know it'd get a lot of laughs and might even become famous.

From Adam Wilson Date 2/5/2006 ****
Wow. I laughed through the whole thing. That was funny.

From jon Date 2/4/2006 *
i thought this was not very good it was boring. thank anyway.

From Ben S. Date 1/31/2006 ****
Funny! Me and my buddy might make a rendition of this commercial for our school newscast if you don't mind. Email me of you do.


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