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Underclassmen - Episode 2 "Gay"
by Joseph Ilia (fromanshevz@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ****
PLOT: In the episode "Gay", after a rumor starts, Eric desperately struggles to prove it false. Meanwhile, Chris and Stacy, Boom and Liz deal with a couple relationship problems. OTHER: Thanks to everyone who helped make the "Pilot" episode part of Scriptbuddy.com's Top 5! Here's the link to Episode One: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530364. Also, if anyone has an idea for a better title for the series, please, please, please let me know. Thank you all! Here's the link to Episode 3: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530562&t=&pg= Episode 4: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530595&t=&pg= Episode 5: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530646&t=&pg=


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UNDERCLASSMEN - EPISODE 2 "GAY"

FADE IN:

INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
STACY and CHRIS sit next to each other across from BOOM and
LIZ at the cafeteria. They all have tray of food. ERIC sits
next to them without a tray. The couples are making out.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Now that Stacy and Chris, Liz and
Boom had been dating for a week or
so, I began to grow accustomed to
their couples' corner and other
habits of theirs. For example, I
didn't have to pay for lunch
anymore.
                                                            
The couples, who are deep in lip-lock, aren't paying
attention to their food. Hastily, Eric shoves a hand-full of
Chris' french fries into his mouth, takes a sip of Stacy's
juice, and takes Liz's chocolate chip cookie, shoving it
into his mouth.
                                                            
Both couples stop kissing and concentrate on their food. Liz
notices her missing cookie.
                                                            
                       LIZ
I thought I bought a cookie...
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (mouth full)
...No you didn't.
                                                            
Eric takes a big gulp, and swallows the cookie, and then
chokes briefly.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
If there was one disadvantage to
the whole couples thing, it's that
since they were in a happy
relationship, they felt they were
responsible for dealing advice to
anyone who would listen...or in
other words, me.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You know, Eric, you need to get
yourself a girlfriend.
                                                            

2.

                       BOOM
Definently.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Come on guys, please, save me the
lecture.
                                                            
                       STACY
What lecture? Listen, since Chris
and I started dating, we both
started smiling more...and we're
nicer to other people...and we're
just better people. No offense,
but you could use someone to help
make you a better person.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Great, the girl I have a crush on
thinks I need improvement.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah...that's great for my
self-esteem.
                                                            
                       LIZ
A girlfriend would help your
self-esteem, too.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Why are you all saying that I need
a girlfriend? Come on, what if I
were gay.
                                                            
The cafeteria comes to a screeching halt as everyone stares
at Eric after his remark.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 01"
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
It's times like this that I need a
remote to control my life.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
Eric gets up and pulls a remote control out of his pocket.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Excuse me.
                                                            
He presses "Rewind" and watches the conversation rewind a
little. He presses play.
                                                            

3.

                       LIZ
A girlfriend would help your
self-esteem, too.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Stop telling me that (I need a
girlfriend...)-
                                                            
Eric presses "MUTE" and he cannot be heard anymore. After
Eric finishes his sentence, he un-mutes himself and puts the
remote away.
                                                            
                       ERIC
That's better.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Yeah...life doesn't work that way.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to cafeteria)
I'm not gay.
                                                            
Everyone stops staring at Eric and many are whispering to
each other.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yeah...that's ass.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Today's going to be a bad day.
                                                            
                       STACY
Why are you saying that?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Trust me, by next period half the
school is going to think he's gay.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Thanks, Chris.
                                                            
Eric leaves.
                                                            
 
INT. MS. EVANS' CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
Eric takes his usual seat in the back of MS. EVANS'
classroom. Shortly after, DOM enters the room and takes his
usual seat next to Eric. Others enter and take seats in the
classroom.
                                                            

4.

                       ERIC
Yo, Dom, if you've heard anything
about me it's not true.
                                                            
                       DOM
What's not true?
                                                            
                       ERIC
You haven't heard anything about
me?
                                                            
                       DOM
...No...why? Should I have heard?
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, no, it's all good.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Maybe today's not going to be a
bad day after all.
                                                            
Ms. Evans enters the classroom and all the students take
their seats.
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
Okay class, I want to get right
into things today. We left off on
page 56, Eric, could you read
aloud for us?
                                                            
Eric sighs and takes out his book, along with the rest of
the class. He flips to the correct page.
                                                            
                       ERIC
From where?
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
Third paragraph from the bottom.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (reading)
"The water that remained trapped
in my eyes simply enhanced the
strong beams of the sun. I
squinted and began to rub my eyes
frantically in hopes of draining
the water. Then, as I gazed at the
shore, I saw Matt, shirt off,
standing the edge of the dock."
                                                            
Eric hesitates, and swallows nervously.
                                                            

5.

                       ERIC (V.O.)
Oh, shit.
                                                            
                       ERIC (cont'd)
      (reading)
"His wet chest shimmered in the
sun and I couldn't help but
stare."
                                                            
A few students giggle. Eric hesitates again.
                                                            
                       ERIC (cont'd)
      (reading)
"I began to imagine Matt working
out, as it was the only way he
could have achieved a chest so
chiseled."
                                                            
A few more students giggle.
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
Class, quiet down please. Eric,
you may continue.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Mrs. Evans, can I stop reading
now?
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
You can stop reading, you have the
ability to, but you may not stop
reading.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Bitch.
                                                            
Eric looks back down to the book with a doomed expression on
his face.
                                                            
                       ERIC
"Suddenly, a strange feeling
overcame me from below."
                                                            
Much of the class bursts out in laughter.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Shut the fuck up!
                                                            
The class quiets down as Ms. Evans stares angrily at Eric.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 02"
                                                            

6.

INT. MS. EVANS' CLASSROOM - NEXT
                                                            
The class has cleared out of the classroom except for Ms.
Evans and Eric, both of whom are seated across from one
another at Ms. Evans' desk.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I'm very sorry about earlier, Ms.
Evans. Its just that some people
have been spreading this rumor
that I'm gay (and it was...)--
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
--Listen Eric, high school's a
tough time for kids, I understand
that. But you have to realize that
you need to be able to control the
way you react.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I know...it's just difficult
sometimes.
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
And what you do outside of school
should only matter to you.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I'm not gay.
                                                            
                       MS. EVANS
Okay, Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, really, I'm more attracted to
you than any man I know.
                                                            
Ms. Evans looks shocked by Eric's statement.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 03"
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Where's that remote when I need
it?
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Eric, Boom, and Dom are walking through the hallway.
                                                            

7.

                       BOOM
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait...you
said that you think Mrs. Evans is
hot? To her face?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (sarcastic)
Yeah, I told her that I wanted to
bone her.
                                                            
DR. WHITE, man in his 40s and high school principal, walks
by as Eric says this.
                                                            
                       DR. WHITE
Do you always talk that way Eric?
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 04"
                                                            
Dr. White passes the boys.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh, crap.
                                                            
                       DOM
Nice man, right in front of the
principal.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Boom, didn't I say today was going
to be one fucking bad day?
                                                            
                       BOOM
You did say today was going to be
a bad day.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (frustrated)
Dammit!
                                                            
The boys walk by Chris and Stacy who are entering a
classroom.
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey guys, what's up?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Nothing, nothing's up!
                                                            
Eric, Boom, and Dom exit.
                                                            
                       STACY
Something's up.
                                                            

8.

                       CHRIS
We'll find out later, come on.
                                                            
Stacy and Chris enter the classroom.
                                                            
 
INT. MRS. GARCIA'S CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
MRS. GARCIA, a large Spanish woman in her 50s, stands at the
front of the classroom speaking in Spanish.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Mrs. Garcia is the school's
Spanish teacher. She looks like
one of those Spanish soap opera
stars, and when she got upset, her
Spanish rants were unintentionally
funny. Unfortunately, she's also a
very religious Christian,
which didn't mix very well with
the sexually active hotbed of high
school.
                                                            
Near the back of the classroom, Stacy and Chris are
whispering to one another and quickly kiss one another,
which Mrs. Garcia notices.
                                                            
Mrs. Garcia screams, takes out her cross necklace, kisses it
and performs the sign of the cross.
                                                            
                       MRS. GARCIA
Ay! Dios Mio!
                                                            
She begins to rant in Spanish. Some of the class holds down
giggles. After some time, realizing Stacy and Chris do not
understand her, she takes a deep breathe and stops yelling.
                                                            
                       MRS. GARCIA
Chris. Stacy. Go down to Mr.
White's office right now.
                                                            
 
INT. DR. WHITE'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Chris and Stacy sit on the bench outside of Dr. White's
office, not speaking. Dr. White exits and sees them waiting.
                                                            
                       DR. WHITE
What are you two doing here?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
We kissed during Spanish class.
                                                            

9.

                       DR. WHITE
Garcia?
                                                            
Stacy and Chris nod. Mr. White checks his watch.
                                                            
                       DR. WHITE
Get out of here.
                                                            
Chris and Stacy leave.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - DAY
                                                            
Boom, Liz, Dom, and Eric sit in the school courtyard,
waiting. Stacy and Chris approach.
                                                            
                       DOM
Fuckin' finally.
                                                            
                       STACY
Sorry, Mrs. Garcia sent us to Dr.
White. Long story.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Really? Tell it.
                                                            
                       STACY
No, it's nothing.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
We were kissing in class and she
freaked.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Spanish soap opera lady freaked?
                                                            
                       STACY
No.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yeah.
                                                            
Stacy turns to Chris upset.
                                                            
                       STACY
Do you have to tell them
everything?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Does it matter?
                                                            
                       STACY
Maybe it matters to me.
                                                            

10.

                       CHRIS
Let's not argue about this now.
Can we just leave, all ready?
                                                            
                       STACY
We have to wait, I invited Amy.
                                                            
Eric leans towards Boom.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (whispers to Boom)
Who?
                                                            
Boom shrugs.
                                                            
                       STACY
She's on her way.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Umm...do you know where she is?
                                                            
                       STACY
Right there.
                                                            
Stacy points towards a few girls who walk in the group's
direction. Eric is unsure of who, specifically, is Amy.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
It's times like these that the
world would be a better place if I
made the rules.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
Everyone walks around with televisions, computers, or
electric signs displaying their name. Eric sees that one of
the girls' TV is displaying Amy. He leans over to Boom, who
has a television in his arms displaying the name "Boom".
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (pointing at Amy)
That one.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Ah, okay.
                                                            
Eric reaches into his pocket and pulls out a remote.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to Boom)
Face me.
                                                            
Eric clicks the remote and turns on "Boston Legal".
                                                            

11.

                       BOOM
Aw, not this legal ass.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Shutup, Shatner makes me laugh.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Of course, electric bills would
skyrocket.
                                                            
The girls all walk past, revealing a very cute freshman
girl, AMY ADAMS.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hey, Stacy!
                                                            
                       STACY
Hey, Amy!
                                                            
Amy and Stacy hug. Boom, Dom, and Eric stare at Amy. Liz
pops her head in between them.
                                                            
                       LIZ
      (to Boom, Dom, and
       Eric)
Don't worry, if you two ask
nicely, I'm sure she'd blow you.
                                                            
                       BOOM
That was mean...and strangely
attractive.
                                                            
Boom kisses Liz, Eric looks at Boom awkwardly.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Stop that, refocus.
                                                            
Eric goes back to ogling Amy.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Man, she is so pretty...I could
just look at her for hours.
She...-
                                                            
Amy and Stacy notice Eric staring their way.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
-sees you staring. Stop that.
                                                            

12.

SUBTITLES READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 05"
                                                            
Amy and Stacy approach the group of Boom, Dom, Liz, and
Eric.
                                                            
                       STACY
Amy, this is Boom, Liz, and Eric.
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh, Eric, I know I don't know you
well but if you want, I have a
bunch of gay friends I could
introduce you to.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh, thanks. That's nice of you.
But I'm straight.
                                                            
Amy stares at Eric for a moment.
                                                            
                       AMY
...Okay.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, no, really...straight as an
arrow.
                                                            
Amy nods her head, not believing Eric's responce.
                                                            
                       AMY
...Anyway.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUBURBAN STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Boom, Dom, and Eric are walking home together.
                                                            
                       DOM
You dig her.
                                                            
                       ERIC
One, no I don't. Two, who the hell
says "dig"?
                                                            
                       DOM
One, yeah you do. Two, I say
"dig", fuck off.
                                                            
Boom and Eric laugh.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            

13.

                       BOOM
So do you?
                                                            
                       ERIC
What? No! You should know better,
I don't.
      (pauses)
Maybe a bit.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (to Boom)
Told you he did.
                                                            
                       BOOM
I knew it.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh come on, don't lie, you like
her a little too.
                                                            
                       DOM
Well yeah, she was hot.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yeah she was, but I happen to have
a girlfriend, unlike you two
losers.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah, two losers that you're going
to spend your weekend hanging out
with.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Shutup. Who's house?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Mine.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Okay, I'll see you guys tomorrow.
                                                            
Boom turns towards his house.
                                                            
                       ERIC
See you.
                                                            
                       DOM
Bye.
                                                            
Eric and Dom continue walking.
                                                            

14.

                       ERIC
Yo, so how do I convince people
I'm not gay.
                                                            
                       DOM
Simple: get a girlfriend.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Everybody's telling me to get a
damn girlfriend.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Like it's that simple.
                                                            
                       DOM
It's not that hard.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Name someone.
                                                            
                       DOM
What?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Name someone.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       DOM
Amy.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (smiles)
Yeah...Amy...
                                                            
                       DOM
That is, of course, if I don't
beat you to her.
                                                            
                       ERIC
You're on.
                                                            
 
INT. STACY'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Stacy and Chris sit on opposite sides of the room.
                                                            
                       STACY
What's point-slope form?
                                                            

15.

                       CHRIS
Uh...y minus y1 equals slope
parentheses x minus x1.
                                                            
                       STACY
And slope-intercept?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
y = mx plus b.
                                                            
                       STACY
...Why didn't you come to Justin's
party when I asked you to?
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
ax + by = c?
                                                            
                       STACY
That's not funny.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I thought it was.
                                                            
                       STACY
Well, it's not. When I asked you
if you wanted to go to Justin's
party, you said you couldn't. Then
you show up with Eric and Boom.
Why'd you do that?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I don't know...I wasn't sure if I
wanted to go or not.
                                                            
                       STACY
And what, you would rather be
there with the guys than be with
me?
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (surprised)
Would you?
                                                            
 

16.

INT. BOOM'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Boom enters his bedroom and sets his backpack down on the
floor. He lounges in his chair in front of the television
and lets out a deep breath. His cell phone rings and Boom
picks up.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Hello?
                                                            
INTERCUT:
                                                            
INT. BOOM'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
INT. LIZ'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Liz lies in bed with her cell phone to her ear.
                                                            
                       LIZ
      (cheery)
Hey.
                                                            
Boom pulls the phone away from his ear and rolls his head
back in frustration.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Hey, what's up?
                                                            
                       LIZ
Nothing really. I was just bored.
Thinking about you.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Really?
                                                            
                       LIZ
Yeah.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Sounds like fun.
                                                            
Liz chuckles.
                                                            
                       LIZ
So what about you?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Me?
                                                            
                       LIZ
Yeah, what are you thinking about?
                                                            

17.

                       BOOM
Well...what I'm thinking...
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       BOOM (cont'd)
Umm...I've got a lot of
homework...you know, Science is a
shit.
                                                            
Liz, expecting a more romantic answer, is confused.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUBURBAN STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Eric and Dom continue down the street.
                                                            
                       DOM
Dude?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah?
                                                            
                       DOM
Were you serious?
                                                            
                       ERIC
About what?
                                                            
Dom, slightly embarrassed, pauses.
                                                            
                       DOM
Amy.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (chuckles)
What, as a girlfriend?
                                                            
                       DOM
Yeah.
                                                            
Eric pauses.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I don't know...maybe.
                                                            
                       DOM
She seemed nice.
                                                            
                       ERIC
You guys didn't even talk.
                                                            

18.

                       DOM
Yeah we did.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Did you even get introduced?
                                                            
                       DOM
What? Yes!
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - DAY
                                                            
Amy and Stacy approach the group of Boom, Dom, Liz, and
Eric.
                                                            
                       STACY
Amy, this is Boom, Liz, and Eric.
                                                            
END FLASHBACK
                                                            
EXT. SUBURBAN STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Dom and Eric are walking home.
                                                            
                       DOM
...Okay, maybe not, but it doesn't
change the fact that she seemed
nice.
                                                            
                       ERIC
So go for it.
                                                            
                       DOM
You wouldn't mind?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Why would I mind?
                                                            
                       DOM
Sweet.
                                                            
 
INT. STACY'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Stacy is pacing while Chris stays seated at her desk.
                                                            
                       STACY
I can't believe you.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Stacy, it's not that big of a
deal.
                                                            

19.

                       STACY
It is to me. We've been going out
for ten months now and you're
still not comfortable with me?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
It's not that.
                                                            
                       STACY
Then what is it?
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
It's just...Eric, Boom, and I have
been doing everything together
since middle school...we just
decided to go together.
                                                            
                       STACY
We're dating! You should be able
to decide that kind of thing with
me! You can't just ignore me for
Boom and Eric.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
They're my friends. My good
friends. I'm not going to just
ditch them.
                                                            
                       STACY
So are you going to ditch me?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
No. Why are you saying that?
                                                            
Stacy stops and buries her head in her hand.
                                                            
                       STACY
Can you just get out, please?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
What?
                                                            
                       STACY
Leave me alone, please.
                                                            
Chris pauses and stares at Stacy unsure of what to do. He
finally picks up his backpack and exits Stacy's bedroom
confused.
                                                            
                       CHRIS (O.S.)
Now what?
                                                            

20.

                       STACY
Go away!
                                                            
INTERCUT:
                                                            
INT. BOOM'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
INT. LIZ'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Liz and Boom are still on the phone.
                                                            
                       LIZ
So I was wondering if you could
come over here Friday night. My
mom said it would be alright if we
hung out a little bit.
                                                            
Boom hesitates, try to make an excuse.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Uh...I think I got to do some
homework Friday. Y'know, long
weekend. I'd like to be able to
have fun so I'm finishing the work
early.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Oh...well, we could just work
together.
                                                            
                       BOOM
As much as I want to, you know we
wouldn't get much work done.
      (chuckles)
Know what I mean?
                                                            
                       LIZ
      (chuckles)
Yeah, I get you...so how about
Saturday?
                                                            
                       BOOM
I already promised Eric I'd hang
at his.
                                                            
Liz is upset.
                                                            
                       LIZ
I feel like we never see each
other anymore!
                                                            

21.

                       BOOM
We just saw each other today in
school but, sure, I guess on
weekends and piss.
                                                            
                       LIZ
      (to herself, not
       on phone)
Piss?
      (pauses)
So are we at least going to
Jonesy's Sunday?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yeah, I think so. The guys and I
were planning to.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Yay! That's cool. So I'll see you
then?
                                                            
Boom is getting annoyed.
                                                            
                       BOOM
You'll see me then but you'll see
me tomorrow in school too.
                                                            
                       LIZ
      (laughs)
Yeah, that's right. Well, I'll see
you later then.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yup.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Love you.
                                                            
                       BOOM
      (abrubtly)
You too, bye.
                                                            
Boom hangs up. Liz is upset with Boom's brief goodbye.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Asshole.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUBURBAN STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Eric and Dom continue down the street.
                                                            

22.

                       ERIC
I'm still kind of worried about
this gay thing though.
                                                            
                       DOM
Dude, will you chill? It's not
that big of a deal.
                                                            
                       ERIC
It isn't? I mean I want a
girlfriend and I don't think this
is going to make it any easier.
                                                            
                       DOM
Is this about Amy? Because if you
do have a thing for her, it's
fine.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, no, it's not Amy. It's all
girls, man.
                                                            
                       DOM
Look dude, just don't worry about
it, and it'll all blow over
tomorrow.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
      (sarcastically)
And like that, I knew everything
would be okay.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - DAY
                                                            
Boom, Liz, Dom and Eric are walking across the school
courtyard with Liz clinging to Boom. TWO STUDENTS walk by
holding quizzes.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
At least it's a new day.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 00"
                                                            
                       STUDENT #1
I can't fucking believe it! Smith
gave me a C minus. So fucking gay.
                                                            
                       STUDENT #2
Dude!
                                                            
Student #2 nudges Student #1 to acknowledge he has just said
"gay" in front of Eric.
                                                            

23.

                       STUDENT #1
Oh, sorry, man.
                                                            
                       BOOM
He's not gay, don't be sorry.
                                                            
The two students walk away and Eric glares at Dom.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (hesitates)
I...got to go to class.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Eric, don't worry about this shit.
                                                            
                       ERIC
...Let's go.
                                                            
Boom, Liz, and Eric continue to their class.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
Boom, Liz, and Eric enter the school. At the entrance of the
school, a group of students are listening to a JOCK STUDENT
tell a story.
                                                            
                       JOCK STUDENT
So I just wanted to kick the guy's
fucking ass. But the little fairy
boy he is just tries to hop the
fence and get away. The dumb fag
gets his entire (shirt and
jacket)--
                                                            
The group of students notice Eric.
                                                            
                       JOCK STUDENT
Oh, yo, sorry about that.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I'm not gay, it's fine.
                                                            
Eric, Liz, and Boom continue.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Ever get that feeling like
everyone is staring at you?
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
As Boom, Liz, and Eric walk down the hallway, every student
stares at Eric and they slowly close in on him.
                                                            

24.

CLOSE UP of Eric's face, nervous as more and more people
stare at him.
                                                            
PAN OUT to reveal Eric wearing a mesh tank top, cut off jean
shorts, and pink 4-wheel roller skates.
                                                            
When Eric has just about no room around him he screams.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
As Boom, Liz, and Eric arrive at their classroom, Eric
screams. Some students stare at Eric.
                                                            
                       BOOM
What the christ are you doing?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Nothing.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Come on, let's go in.
                                                            
As the three try and enter the classroom, another high
school student, FRANSISCO PEREZ, approaches Eric.
                                                            
                       FRANCISCO
Eric?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh, hey F-Co. What's up?
                                                            
                       FRANCISCO
Not much. Yo, listen, um...some
people were talking and...this is
sort of awkward...
                                                            
Fransisco chuckles nervously, Eric stares at him blankly.
                                                            
                       ERIC
What's sort of awkward.
                                                            
                       FRANCISCO
Well...I was going through a tough
time a couple months ago and I
found this group thing over in
Tenafly. I wanted to tell you that
if you ever needed any help...they
really helped me...when I came out
of the closet.
                                                            
Eric gets very upset after hearing this.
                                                            

25.

                       ERIC
      (yelling)
Okay! That's it! I. Am. Not. Gay.
How much clearer can I tell
everybody?!? I said it once, I
said it twice, I said it so many
fucking times but no one will
listen! I am not now or have I
ever been or ever will be gay! In
terms of human anatomy it doesn't
even make sense! And until I see
guys walking around pregnant, and
girls making other girls pregnant,
my opinion stands! And fine! If
you like the thought of humping
some guy instead of a nice, sexy
woman, that's you, but it's not
me! Goddammit!
                                                            
SUBTITLES BEGIN AS "MISTAKES TODAY: 00" BUT RAPIDLY CHANGES
                                                            
TO READ "MISTAKES TODAY: 8417"
                                                            
Eric looks around and as he begins to calm down, notices
that everyone near him is staring.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
When you open your mouth bad
things happen.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Not that there's anything
wrong...with being gay.
                                                            
The crowd begins to disperse as Boom and Liz start to pull
Eric towards the classroom.
                                                            
                       BOOM
You know, it would be fine if you
were gay.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, Boom.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Dude, I'll still be your friend.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Not gay, Boom...I just really need
a girlfriend...like right now.
                                                            

26.

                       LIZ
I think you need a boyfriend.
                                                            


THE END


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From Alexis Obasuyi Date 7/24/2011 ****
Really awesome. Literally loled the entire time.

From Zane Date 11/7/2010 ***1/2
Very nice, I love the characters as I can see they are starting to develop more. The only thing that bugged me is the fight between Stacy and Chris, and the cheap line at the end. It seemed as if you were trying to think of a way to start a fight with Stacy and Chris, but really couldn't think of anything funny or good. Overall, I've read Ep.1 and Ep.2 and they are very good.

From J P Date 11/5/2007 ****
The description said you're looking for a new title for the series, because 'Underclassmen' isn't working too well. I think since Eric is your central character, you should find a title more focused on him. I don't have any particular ideas or anything, just a thought. These episodes are hilarious. I can't stop laughing.

From toran Date 10/29/2006 ****
Dude, this is literally exactly how a dramedy would go! NICE WORK BUD!

From Hiromoto Date 10/13/2006 ****
Great job, man. I love the follow up you did following the first great episode. I believe the drama is starting to form, and this has a great potential to be a show that many viewers will be sucked into. Keep at it!

From Giancarlos Calderon Date 10/9/2006 ***1/2
Wow! That is a great script. I loved it and laughed a lot. Soon I will publish my "Ivanhoe" script. I'm working on it right now. That was an excellent comedy. You should publish it so everyone can see it on television.


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