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Mr. Deliver (Short)
by Jonathan (JLskate742@aim.com)

Rated: G   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ***
Tom Deliver goes through a day of interviews having to deal with his conversational last name. Any questions, feel free to email me.


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FADE IN:

INT. MR. DELIVER'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
TOM DELIVER (30s) somewhat overweight, glasses, brown hair,
dressed in a white shirt and sweat pants. DELIVER is
sitting on his couch watching reruns of south park when he
hears the door bell RING. HE slowly raises up and walks
toward the door. HE opens the door to see a MAILMAN standing
outside the door with a clipboard in one hand and a package
in the other wearing the usual mailman attire.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
Hello.. Yes.. Well I have a
package for a...
      (looks at the
       paper)
Tom Deliver.
                                                            
                       DELIVER
Yep, that's me.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
Great.. Here you are.
                                                            
The MAILMAN hands DELIVER the package and the clipboard.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
      (pointing)
Just sign right there.
                                                            
DELIVER quickly signs the clipboard and hands it back to the
MAILMAN.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
Ya know.. Thats quite a different
last name you have.. De.. liv..
er.
                                                            
                       DELIVER
Yeah I get that a lot.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
      (giddy)
Do you.. Well it's funny that i'm
delivering a package to Mr.
Deliver.
                                                            

2.

                       DELIVER
      (un-enthusiasticly)
Haha..
      (quietly)
Never heard that one before.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
What was that?
                                                            
                       DELIVER
Oh, nothing.
                                                            
                       MAILMAN
Any who, I best be off..
      (laughing)
Man.. Mr. Deliver.. thats great.
                                                            
The MAILMAN turns around and heads down the sidewalk toward
his vehicle.
                                                            
                       DELIVER
      (sighing)
Awesome.
                                                            
DELIVER turns and walks back inside shutting the door behind
him.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALL OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
DELIVER walks into a small office, blandly decorated, with a
wooden desk in the center. The desk has only papers and a
name plate reading CHARLES THURMAN on it.
                                                            
                       THURMAN
AH, Mr. Deliver, glad you could
make it..
      (gesturing)
Please sit.
                                                            
DELIVER slowly walks to the cheap wooden chair and sits
down.
                                                            
                       THURMAN
So.. Mr. Deliver, thats quite an
interesting name you've got there.
Any history behind that name?
                                                            
                       DELIVER
Just a history of a lot questions
about our name.
                                                            

3.

                       THURMAN
AH, well, I like it. Noting like
having a name to start
conversation with.
                                                            
                       DELIVER
      (cringing)
Yes sir.
                                                            
                       THURMAN
      (thinking)
Maybe we can get you a job as a
delivery boy. Wouldn't that be
something, haha.
                                                            
                       DELIVER
I don't think I would want to do
that sir.
                                                            
                       THURMAN
I'm just messing with you Deliver.
You seem agitated, bad day?
                                                            
                       DELIVER
Sort of.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. FLASHBACK - OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
DELIVER is sitting in a similar office as before but this
time having an interview with a elderly lady.
                                                            
                       ELDERY LADY
      (looking at paper)
Mr. Deliver..
      (beat)
Deliver, that's an odd name.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. FLASHBACK - OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
DELIVER is sitting in a large office with white walls and
little furniture, interviewing with an ELDERLY MAN.
                                                            
                       ELDERLY MAN
AH, Mr. Deliver, will you be
delivering a good interview with
me today.. Hahaha.. Oh dear, I
crack myself up.
                                                            

4.

                       DELIVER
      (sighs)
Good one.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. FLASHBACK - OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
DELIVER is sitting in a small office filled with un-filed
papers and boxes. He is interviewing with a very large MAN
devouring a box of donuts.
                                                            
                       FAT MAN
      (Laughing)
Oh man Deliver you are a hoot.
You've got quite a wit to you. I
like that.
      (holding out a
       donut)
Donut?
                                                            
                                         CUT BACK TO PRESENT
TIME
                                                            
DELIVER is staring aimlessly at the floor.
                                                            
                       THURMAN
Deliver, you OK?
                                                            
                       DELIVER
I think i'm gonna have to come
back another time.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE DELIVER'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
DELIVER steps out of his car, briefcase in hand, and begins
down his sidewalk to his house. He enters the house and
closes the door.
                                                            
 
INT. DELIVER'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
DELIVER is in the kitchen sitting at his small fold out
table in the corner. HE is talking on the phone looking down
at the floor rubbing his face.
                                                            
                       DELIVER
      (on phone)
Hey dad..
      (beat)
I think I might get a name
            (MORE)

5.

                       DELIVER (cont'd)
change..
                                                            
                                         CUT TO BLACK
                                                            


THE END


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From Sven Date 11/5/2008 ***
Not bad. It is not of Monty Python quality at all, but it would make good entertainment. Well done.


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