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Underclassmen - Episode 9 "Lessons"
by Joseph Ilia (fromanshevz@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ***1/2
Some life lessons are learned and relationship drama happens during a party at Kaila's house. Episode One (Top 5 on Scriptbuddy.com): http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530364


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UNDERCLASSMEN - EPISODE 9 "LESSONS"

FADE IN:

EXT. SUBURBAN STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric walks down the street by himself.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
You learn a few essential things
during high school. Yeah, there's
the study habits and classroom
stuff, but it's the social lessons
that stick.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ: LESSON #1 - NEVER GO ALONE
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
I was going to a party, and Chris
offered me a ride...unfortunately,
it was with some of his junior
friends.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
EXT. ERIC'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric opens the door and Chris is standing outside with THREE
JUNIORS behind him.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You ready?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah, let's go.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Shotgun.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Not if I get there first.
                                                            
The juniors run to the car.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I called shotgun!
                                                            
Chris runs after them. Eric follows them to the car, where
AARON (Episode 7), a junior, is all ready in the driver's
seat. A junior is sitting in the passenger's seat, Chris and
two other juniors are in the back.
                                                            

2.

                       ERIC
Where should I sit?
                                                            
                       AARON
We could strap you to the roof.
                                                            
Chris and then juniors laugh.
                                                            
                       AARON
Or the trunk if you prefer.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Nah, come on Eric, just squeeze
in.
                                                            
Eric gets in to the back seat and closes the car door. He is
pressed up against the window.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Who smells good?
                                                            
                       AARON
Me.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
No, you smell like shit.
                                                            
They all laugh.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
It's Eric.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Eric?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah, I put cologne on.
                                                            
                       AARON
You're going to get some poon
tonight.
                                                            
They all laugh.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Could I like...rub up on you or
something?
                                                            
They all laugh. Eric tries to look away, uncomfortable.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
Eric continues to walk the streets.
                                                            

3.

                       ERIC (V.O.)
I hate the juniors...I walked over
instead, which may not have seemed
like a big mistake...at least
that's what I thought at the time.
                                                            
Reaching the house, Eric turns towards the front door.
                                                            
 
EXT. HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric knocks on the front door of the house. After a moment,
RICK BROWN, a senior, opens the door.
                                                            
                       RICK
Who're you?
                                                            
Eric looks around.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Umm...Eric, Eric Walker.
                                                            
                       RICK
What do you want?
                                                            
Eric stares at Rick awkwardly for a moment.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Uh...I'm here...for the party.
This is where Kaila Brown lives,
right?
                                                            
                       RICK
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Look man, could you just let me
in?
                                                            
Rick licks his lips.
                                                            
                       RICK
You got 50 bucks?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Excuse me?
                                                            
                       RICK
50 bucks.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Are you serious?
                                                            

4.

                       RICK
Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. I'll
let you decide.
                                                            
Eric stares at Rick for a moment, then KAILA BROWN (Episode
7) approaches the front door from behind Rick.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Hey, Eric!
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh, Kaila, hey!
                                                            
Kaila steps outside and hugs Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Thank God.
                                                            
                       KAILA
What are you doing outside?
                                                            
                       RICK
Your friend and I were talking.
                                                            
Kaila turns angrily to Rick.
                                                            
                       KAILA
What did I tell you about talking
to my friends, Rick?
                                                            
Rick chuckles.
                                                            
                       RICK
Relax. Go enjoy your little froshy
party. I'm going back up to my
room.
                                                            
Rick turns and leaves.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Ugh, older brothers. Come on,
let's go.
                                                            
Kaila grabs Eric's hand and leads him inside.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric walks into Kaila's living room, led by Kaila.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Okay, so we're running low on
drinks but there's still some
            (MORE)

5.

                       KAILA (cont'd)
beers and stuff on the table.
And...yeah. People are everywhere.
I got to go take care of
something.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Alright, thanks Kaila.
                                                            
Kaila walks back out of the living room. Eric looks around
and puts his hands in his pockets.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
      (sarcastically)
Well this doesn't feel awkward.
                                                            
Eric walks over to where a case of beers has nearly been
emptied. He grabs one, looks around, and takes a second. He
spots Boom.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Boom!
                                                            
Boom turns, sees Eric, and starts to walk towards him.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Hey, Eric.
                                                            
Eric tosses the second beer at Boom, who bobbles and then
drops it.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (sarcastically)
Nice catch.
                                                            
                       BOOM
A warning would have been nice.
                                                            
Boom picks the beer up.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Nobody likes to drink alone.
                                                            
Eric and Boom clank cans.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Cheers.
                                                            
They open the cans, take a sip but Eric chokes a little.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I miss anything?
                                                            

6.

                       BOOM
Not really...it's pretty boring so
far.
                                                            
                       ERIC
That sucks.
                                                            
Boom notices something.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yo, what are those?
                                                            
Eric turns around and notices a tray of jello shots on a
table.
                                                            
                       ERIC
The jello shots?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Jello?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yup.
                                                            
                       BOOM
That looks fun. I like jello.
                                                            
Boom goes over to the table, followed by Eric. Boom grabs a
shot, downs it, and starts to cough violently.
                                                            
                       BOOM
      (coughs)
Son of a shit! What was that?
                                                            
                       ERIC
A jello shot.
                                                            
                       BOOM
That wasn't just jello.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Lesson #2--
                                                            
                       ERIC
There's alcohol in jello shots.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ: LESSON #2 - THERE IS ALCOHOL IN JELLO SHOTS
                                                            
                       ERIC (cont'd)
That's why it's a jello SHOT,
dude.
                                                            

7.

                       BOOM
Oh...
                                                            
Liz approaches the guys from behind and taps Boom on his
back.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Hi!
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hey, Liz.
                                                            
Boom coughs violently.
                                                            
                       LIZ
You okay?
                                                            
                       BOOM
      (weakly)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       ERIC
He had a jello shot, but he didn't
know there was vodka in it.
                                                            
                       LIZ
How did you not know there's vodka
in a jello SHOT.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Well I know now.
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Jonsey leads two girls into a bedroom. He turns around to
close the door and catches Chris and Dom, across the room,
staring in his direction. Jonsey sticks his tongue out and
chuckles before closing the door. Chris shakes his head.
                                                            
                       DOM
He's unbelievable.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yeah...
                                                            
                       DOM
Maybe you should...
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Should what?
                                                            

8.

                       DOM
You know...I mean, you do have a
girlfriend. Go talk to Stacy. Take
her into a room or something.
                                                            
Chris thinks. He looks over to wear Amy, Stacy, and Kaila
are chatting. He looks back at Dom who laughs.
                                                            
                       DOM
Or you could be a pussy.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (smiles)
Don't call me a pussy.
                                                            
                       DOM
Give me a reason not to.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
All right.
                                                            
Chris sighs and walks over to the girls.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Hey, Stacy can I borrow you for a
minute?
                                                            
                       STACY
Sure. What's up?
                                                            
Amy and Kaila stand behind Stacy, looking at Chris. Chris
looks at both girls them pulls Stacy to the side, so they
can talk privately.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I was just thinking--
                                                            
                       STACY
--You were thinking?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yeah--
                                                            
                       STACY
--About what?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Well--
                                                            
                       STACY
--Was it about me?
                                                            

9.

                       CHRIS
You could let me speak.
                                                            
                       STACY
Jeez, okay, go ahead, talk all you
want, I'll be quiet, I won't even
say a word. Shoot.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I was just thinking...maybe you
and I should...I don't know. Have
some fun or something?
                                                            
                       STACY
Some fun?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yeah.
                                                            
                       STACY
We could play a game.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I'm not sure where you're going
with this.
                                                            
                       STACY
We should play some drinking game
or something! Oh, it'd be fun.
      (to Amy, Kaila)
Amy! Kaila! I want to play a game!
                                                            
Stacy returns to her girls and they chat giddily about
playing a game. Dom approaches Chris.
                                                            
                       DOM
A for effort.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Shut the hell up.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric, Boom, Liz, Chris, Stacy, Amy, and Dom sit in a circle
on the floor, each with a soda.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Soda?
                                                            

10.

                       AMY
Yeah, Kaila went on a beer run.
                                                            
                       STACY
Who starts?
                                                            
                       AMY
I will. Okay...never have I
ever...gotten an F on a test.
                                                            
Boom, Liz, and Chris each take a sip of their sodas. Stacy
laughs.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Amy! Don't mention school.
                                                            
                       AMY
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No school. Not now.
                                                            
                       STACY
Okay Eric, you come up with
something better.
                                                            
Eric nods and thinks.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Okay...
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Okay, I need to make this count.
How can I impress Stacy with this?
What have I done that's really
impressive?
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
INT. ARCADE - DAY
                                                            
Eric stands at a PacMan machine, breathing deeply. Dom
stands on his right with a hand towel, giving Eric a quick
back massage. Boom, who was kneeling, pops up.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Okay man, that was our last
quarters. You can't die anymore.
                                                            
                       DOM
He's so close to the high score
man, we've got this.
                                                            

11.

PacMan starts up. Eric begins playing madly.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Eat the orange! Eat the orange!
                                                            
                       DOM
That's a cherry dude! It's not
even the color orange!
                                                            
                       ERIC
Shutup guys! Dom, towel me!
                                                            
Dom wipes sweat from Eric's forehead.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Dude, just stay alive, you're in
second place. Only 100 more--
                                                            
PacMan dies.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (with Boom and Dom)
NO!!!
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
If only I had another quarter!
                                                            
                       ERIC
I've got nothing.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I've got one.
                                                            
Chris stares at Stacy.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Never have I ever...never...kissed
a girl.
                                                            
Stacy looks around and awkwardly takes a sip of her soda.
Then her eyes dart to Eric, who is drinking as well.
                                                            
                       STACY
Eric?
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Uh-oh.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Eric, you've never kissed a girl?
                                                            

12.

                       ERIC (V.O.)
Lesson #3, know the rules before
playing a drinking game.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ: LESSON #3 - KNOW THE RULES OF "NEVER HAVE I
EVER...AND THEN BREAK THEM"
                                                            
                       ERIC
Wait--wait, no, I mean yes--I mean
I--I don't know the rules. Am I
supposed to drink when you did it?
Or...what?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Eric...
                                                            
                       ERIC
I'm thirsty. Is it really dry in
here or is it just me? I want a
drink.
                                                            
Eric sips his soda again. When he puts it down, everyone is
still staring at him, silently.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
Eric watches a pin fall in front of him. It hits the floor
and echoes loudly throughout the room.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
                       ERIC
Stop looking at me!
                                                            
                       AMY
Eric...tell the truth...have you
kissed a girl?
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Could you define truth for me?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yes.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
He's lying.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I'm not!
                                                            
                       CHRIS
He's blushing.
                                                            

13.

                       ERIC
I'm not fucking blushing!
                                                            
                       AMY
Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
What?!?
                                                            
Amy leans over and kisses Eric. She slowly moves away. Eric
doesn't move, shocked, and Dom stares jealously.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Lesson #4--and this is not so much
for a party situation as it is the
self-pity afterwards--but don't,
just don't get your first kiss
during a drinking game.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ: LESSON #4 - DON'T GET YOUR FIRST KISS DURING
A DRINKING GAME
                                                            
                       BOOM
Stacy hasn't kissed a girl, do her
next.
                                                            
Stacy, Liz, and Amy all hit Boom, then all goes silent. Amy
looks up coyly at Eric and smirks, Eric smiles back
nervously. Dom looks from one to the other.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
I hate awkward silences.
                                                            
                       ERIC
So...
                                                            
Kaila enters the living room.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Everybody, we're restocked. Beers
are in the kitchen.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Thank lord!
                                                            
Boom, Chris, Stacy, Dom, and Amy all get up and head towards
Kaila. Liz approaches Eric slowly.
                                                            
                       LIZ
You alright?
                                                            

14.

                       ERIC
What? It's a kiss. It's not like
it's a big deal or something.
                                                            
Liz doesn't respond, just smiles at Eric.
                                                            
                       LIZ
I'm going to get another beer. You
want one?
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, I'm just going to...sit.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Suit yourself.
                                                            
Liz leaves Eric, who adjusts himself to lean against a wall.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Chris takes a sip of his beer and watches Stacy take a sip
of her's. She notices him staring.
                                                            
                       STACY
Lovey. What is it?
                                                            
Chris pauses, then approaches Stacy and starts kissing her.
They kiss for a moment and then he backs her up against a
wall, where they begin to kiss more heavily. Then, Stacy
pulls back.
                                                            
                       STACY
Wait, wait, Chris. What are you
doing?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You look really beautiful tonight.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (sighs)
Shutup.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
No, it's true. You're pretty.
You're so fucking pretty...When I
said I wanted to play a game
earlier, I didn't mean Never Have
I Ever or some stupid drinking
game. I meant--
                                                            
                       STACY
--I know what you meant Chris.
                                                            

15.

Pause.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (looks around)
So what do you say we find some
place more private, lovey?
                                                            
                       STACY
I don't want to.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Come on Stacy, we've been going
out for how long? Almost a year! I
love making out and all but don't
you think it's time we did
something more?
                                                            
                       STACY
Why do we have to?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
We don't have to...but it seems
like everyone else in our position
does, so why not, right?
                                                            
                       STACY
Chris, I'm honestly uneasy about
it, okay? I'd like to just keep
things the way they are. It's
comfortable. It's--
                                                            
                       CHRIS
--safe.
                                                            
                       STACY
Don't say that.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
But it is. It's just safe. Take a
chance, Stacy. Try and just have
some fun with me.
                                                            
                       STACY
I don't want to talk about this.
                                                            
Stacy walks away. Chris groans and lightly punches the wall.
                                                            
On the other side of the kitchen, Boom, Liz, and Dom stand
watching Chris and Stacy's fight.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Ugh, here we go again.
                                                            

16.

Dom takes a look around.
                                                            
                       DOM
You guys see Amy anywhere?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Nope.
                                                            
                       DOM
Huh...I'm going to go look for
her.
                                                            
Dom leaves. Liz stares at Boom.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Hey.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yeah?
                                                            
Liz kisses Boom.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric rests on the floor, against a wall.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Wow...I feel stupid.
                                                            
Eric bangs the back of his head against the wall twice and
groans out of anger and frustration. Amy approaches with a
beer and sits down next to Eric.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hey there, wallflower.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hi.
                                                            
                       AMY
You want a sip?
                                                            
                       ERIC
No thanks.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       AMY
You want to kiss me?
                                                            
                       ERIC
What?
                                                            

17.

                       AMY
Just asking.
                                                            
                       ERIC
It's a weird thing to ask.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hold on.
                                                            
Amy puts down her beer and starts to kiss Eric's neck. Eric
fidgets a little, and then brushes Amy away.
                                                            
                       AMY
What?
                                                            
                       ERIC
You're making me
like...uncomfortable.
                                                            
                       AMY
What's uncomfortable about getting
your neck kissed?
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
Amy is kissing Eric's neck. He smiles.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Ohh...that's nice.
                                                            
Amy stops for a moment, then opens her mouth wide to reveal
large fangs. She bites into Eric's neck like a vampire and
Eric screams.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
                       ERIC
This is just weird to me.
                                                            
                       AMY
Eric...you are such a pussy
sometimes.
                                                            
Amy walks away in a huff.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Lesson #5--if they want to, let
pretty girls kiss your neck.
                                                            
SUBTITLES READ: LESSON #5 - IF THEY WANT TO, LET PRETTY
GIRLS KISS YOUR NECK
                                                            

18.

Eric bangs his head against the wall once more, then rubs
his head with his hand in pain.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to himself)
Ow...
                                                            
Eric gets up and leaves.
                                                            
INT. LIVING ROOM - NEXT
                                                            
Amy, walking away from Eric, bumps into Dom.
                                                            
                       AMY
Watch out.
                                                            
                       DOM
Hey, you okay?
                                                            
                       AMY
I'm fine.
                                                            
                       DOM
You kissed Eric.
                                                            
                       AMY
I know.
                                                            
                       DOM
No, I mean again. I just saw you.
                                                            
                       AMY
Jesus Dom, do I need to fucking
consult you on everything I do?
Back off and leave me alone!
                                                            
Amy storms off.
                                                            
                       DOM
Amy! Amy wait!
                                                            
Dom follows Amy.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Boom stares at Liz silently after she has kissed him.
                                                            
                       BOOM
What...what...was that for?
                                                            

19.

                       LIZ
I don't know. I just thought we
should like...hook up. What, do
you have a problem with that or
something?
                                                            
                       BOOM
No, no, not at all. It's just...I
didn't really expect that. Didn't
we decide we're not a good couple?
                                                            
                       LIZ
We did.
                                                            
                       BOOM
So...what are we doing then?
                                                            
                       LIZ
I like kissing. I don't think it
should be reserved for people in a
relationship. So just because
we're not in a relationship
doesn't mean we can't have some
fun, you know?
                                                            
Boom is taken aback by Liz's statement.
                                                            
                       BOOM
You don't sound like you.
                                                            
Liz laughs and kisses Boom again.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Feeling like you have someone is
always comforting.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric enters the bathroom.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
At least the feeling of being with
someone beats being alone.
                                                            
Eric switches on the lights to find a GUY and GIRL making
out. They stop to look at Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I need to...piss.
                                                            

20.

                       GUY
Oh, no worries man, go right
ahead.
                                                            
The couple start making out, once again.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Can you leave?
                                                            
They stop to stare at Eric again.
                                                            
                       GIRL
Ugh, that's so rude. Come on
sweetie, let's go.
                                                            
The couple exit the bathroom and Eric closes the door. When
it is shut, he lets out a long sigh.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Bathrooms are always lonely
places. And not the best places to
be during a party. In fact, lesson
#6 is avoid going to the bathroom
by yourself during a party.
                                                            
SUBITLES READ: LESSON #6 - AVOID GOING TO THE BATHROOM BY
YOURSELF DURING A PARTY
                                                            
Eric approaches the sink and washes his hands. He looks in
the mirror and notices his hair is messed up, and wets it to
put it back into place, which does not work. After some
persistance and a lot of water, Eric fixes his hair. He
groans at his now wet shirt.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Stupid son of a bitch. Atta way to
fuck things up once again. It's
like your fucking routine, isn't
it you dumb shit. Motherfucker,
motherfucker, motherfucker. Fuck!
Get the fuck out of the bathroom
and listen to your own goddamn
lessons.
                                                            
Eric turns off the sink and leaves the bathroom.
                                                            
 
INT. ENTRANCEWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Chris finds Kaila near the front door of her house.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Kaila!
                                                            

21.

                       KAILA
Hey, Chris.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I think I'm going to head out.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Aww, why?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Eh, just don't really feel like
staying. Don't take it personally,
this is a lot of fun and all, but
I'm just not in the mood right
now.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Okay...where's Stacy?
                                                            
                       STACY (O.S.)
Here.
                                                            
Chris turns to see Stacy. She approaches him and Kaila.
                                                            
                       STACY
Kaila, can I get a second with
Chris?
                                                            
                       KAILA
Sure, no problem.
                                                            
Kaila leaves Chris and Stacy alone.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
What do you want?
                                                            
                       STACY
A little touchy.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Sorry, just not in a good mood
right now. And sorry about
earlier. Whatever happens happens,
don't worry about it.
                                                            
                       STACY
Chris. I was thinking. My parents
aren't home tonight. So maybe--
                                                            
Chris' eyes widen, Stacy raises her finger.
                                                            
                       STACY (cont'd)
--let me finish.
                                                            

22.

Chris frowns.
                                                            
                       STACY (cont'd)
I was thinking...we could go to my
house, lay down on the couch
together and watch an old movie.
You can tell me how pretty I am,
and then when I'm comfortable, we
could make out a little.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Just make out?
                                                            
                       STACY
Jesus, be happy I'm forgiving you.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You're right, I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       STACY
So does that sound like a plan?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (nods)
Yeah.
                                                            
Boom and Liz walk by on their way out.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Hey, you guys leaving?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yeah, I'm just going to walk Liz
home. What about you guys?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
We're going to head over to
Stacy's.
                                                            
                       STACY
Oh, we live in the same direction,
let's go together.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Alright, let's go.
                                                            
Chris, Stacy, Boom, and Liz all exit Kaila's house together.
As they exit, Amy approaches the front door in a hurry
before Dom stops her by grabbing her arm.
                                                            
                       DOM
Amy wait!
                                                            

23.

                       AMY
What Dom? What do you want?
                                                            
                       DOM
I want to know what's wrong. I
want to try and help you.
                                                            
                       AMY
You can't fix this.
                                                            
                       DOM
I can try.
                                                            
Amy pauses, stares at Dom, and then laughs.
                                                            
                       AMY
      (laughs)
You're so stupid.
                                                            
                       DOM
I'll take that as a compliment.
                                                            
Amy takes a deep breathe.
                                                            
                       AMY
Dom, I'd like to be alone right
now, alright? I'm going to walk
home, try and relax, and then I'll
call you tonight, okay?
                                                            
                       DOM
Okay.
                                                            
                       AMY
So are you going to let me go?
                                                            
Dom notices he is still holding Amy's arm.
                                                            
                       DOM
Oh-oh yeah. Sorry.
                                                            
Amy smiles and hugs Dom.
                                                            
                       AMY
I'll talk to you later.
                                                            
Amy leaves Kaila's.
                                                            
                       DOM
Yeah, definently, talk to you
later...I'll be waiting.
                                                            

24.

Dom sighs and then follows her outside. When Dom has left,
Eric exits the bathroom near the entrance way, where he now
stands by himself.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hello?
                                                            
Eric looks into the kitchen and then living room.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hello? Stacy? Boom? Liz?
                                                            
Eric looks down a hallway.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hello?
                                                            
                       KAILA (O.S.)
Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hey Kaila.
                                                            
Kaila approaches Eric.
                                                            
                       KAILA
What's up?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Do you know where everyone went?
                                                            
                       KAILA
There are a bunch of people in the
living room.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No I mean like...Stacy, Boom,
Dom...
                                                            
                       KAILA
Oh, they all left. Not long ago,
but they're gone.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh...man.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Which brings me back to lesson
one.
                                                            
                       KAILA
You sticking around?
                                                            

25.

                       ERIC
No, if they all left I think I'm
going to head out myself.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Whenever you go to a party, go
with someone else.
                                                            
                       KAILA
Aw!
                                                            
Kaila hugs Eric.
                                                            
                       KAILA (cont'd)
I hope you had fun, at least.
                                                            
                       ERIC
No, yeah, I did. It was great, but
I'm going to go.
                                                            
                       KAILA
See you.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Because if you go alone, you leave
alone.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Bye.
                                                            
Eric exits and Kaila goes back into her living room.
                                                            
 
EXT. LIZ'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Boom and Liz walk to Liz's front door.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
And no matter what
happens--whether it's just someone
to share a hookup with.
                                                            
They get to the front door.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Good evening.
                                                            
Liz kisses Boom.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Good night.
                                                            
Liz enters her house and Boom smiles.
                                                            

26.

INTERCUT:
                                                            
INT. AMY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
INT. DOM'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Amy, on the phone with Dom, cries loudly.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Someone to cry to over the phone.
                                                            
                       AMY
      (on phone)
I don't know, Dom. It's just
really confusing, and I'm not sure
what I want...it's just like...I
can't figure anything out about
me, you know?
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Yeah, yeah I know.
                                                            
 
INT. STACY'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Stacy and Chris, cuddled on her couch, make out a bit while
watching a movie.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Or finally getting to second base
with your long-time girlfriend.
                                                            
Stacy and Chris slump down and he rolls over her.
                                                            
 
INT. ERIC'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric sits down at his desk, by his computer. He puts his
face into his hands, groans and sighs.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Going home with somebody is always
better than going home alone.
Because going home is always a
chance to get lost in self-pity,
and a chance to make yourself even
more miserable.
                                                            
Eric goes onto his computer.
                                                            

27.

                       ERIC
      (to himself)
And on the seventh day, God
created the internet.
                                                            
Eric double clicks.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to himself)
Huh...she is hot.
                                                            
Eric tilts his head to the side.
                                                            


THE END


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From Adam Green Date 4/30/2009 ***
I just finished reading all the episodes of Underclassmen and I think it's pretty good. However I agree that the later episodes let you down abit and the likeness to Scrubs became even more apparent. Especially in episode 8 with the "I'm not buying it" gag and the part where Dom wants to cheat on his pie and raise a family of dessert products - funny but not original. In general though I thought it was very funny and I thought your protagonist, Eric was well written and likeable. Hope you publish some more episodes soon. By the way I just published the first episode of a sit-com called Rain on Me. It's the first script I've ever completed so I'd really appreciate any feedback.

From J F Date 1/8/2008 **1/2
Being that this was the last one currently, I thought I'd give an overall rating here. The first 5 episodes I thought were great, but then I thought it began taking a bit of a dive during the Halloween episodes and stayed a bit down afterwards. At the beginning I felt very connected to the characters and they were likeable and interesting, but then I'm not entirely sure what it was, but during the Halloween episode I believe, something just switched. I found none of them sympathetic and didn't really have much urge to root for them to get anywhere. In fact I began rooting for the different characters to just say "F off" to certain other ones and be done with them. The last part of this episode did pick it up a bit for me I thought. Due to Eric's voice over about leaving a party. But then the porn joke at the end kind of ruined it a bit for me. Plus later a lot more swearing was added which seemed for the sake of swears. I've been through different stuff like this, but there were parts when Eric I believe just went "F*** F*** Motherf***" and that was it. I would think instead it would be more like telling himself "F*** you" over and over, since that's been my experience over just saying expletives over and over. Also I thought the joke of Boom being unable to swear correctly got pretty tired somewhat fast. Though oddly enough I say "what the Christ" for years, so seeing a character do that was somewhat satisfying. I also thought that the fantasy sequences early on were more sensical, since it was something born from the situation, just like a comment from the character and their reaction, but then returning to real life. But then later on you went with more typical sequences that involved like the Mrs. Cleo joke and some such. And I don't think those work as well. Also I'm a bit confused on narration, sometimes it is current in Eric's head, other times it seems like it's a Wonder Years reflection on the past. It seems odd to sometimes jump back and forth between in the now and looking back. But all in all I thought it was good. My advice is to look back at the early episodes to see what worked well, and try to incorporate that back in the episodes. If you are to write anymore.

From J P Date 11/5/2007 ****
I really liked it. It wasn't the best episode so far, but it felt like a season finale, and it kind of brought the season to a close. When can we expect more episodes?

From Carlos Lopez Date 9/26/2007 ****
I have now read all of the "Underclassmen's" and I have to say they are quite excellent. This could really become a hit for the likes of HBO or Showtime. Get this out into the real world and I wouldn't be surprised if it became the new "Weeds"

From Sherman B. Morgan Date 8/13/2007 ****
I have read all the episodes and they're really funny. I am a soldier in Iraq and these are very entertaining I printed out the episodes to read'em, I can even picture the cast just like if I was really watching it on TV. I am also a writer trying to do a drama, I was wondering if you could give me some pointers. I haven't studied on how to do this work I just have alot stories that I am currently working on. So if you could I would really appriciate some help. Great work I wish you the best and hope to see this on TV soon.

From Giancarlos Calderon Date 5/12/2007 ****
I liked it even more. Eric has the potential to have a girlfriend, but does not have the guts to talk to girls he likes, especially Stacy. Kinda reminds me of myself when I was in high school. By the way Joseph, I have written a Metroid script. I hope you enjoy it.


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