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Cheerfull, Bliss
by Jon Gill (jackbeback23@yahoo.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ****
Cheerfull, Bliss is your typical American family comedy that you just don't see on t.v. anymore. The show follows Pauly Rhodes a father of two with a lovely wife Lucy who tries her best to please Pauly by all means. Pauly's eldest son is John Rhodes a freshman in High School who is the future quarterback for his High School Football team. Jake Rhodes is Pauly's youngest son hes not a genious but he is also not an idiot. So go ahead and read what Cheerfull, Bliss is all about to Pauly Rhodes.


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CHEERFULL, BLISS

FADE IN:

INT. RHODES LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
It shows the door swing open and Pauly Rhodes comes running
through with a huge grin on his face.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Lucy! Lucy! Where are you?
                                                            
Pauly take off his jacket and throws it on the ground then
kicks off his shoes and throughs his briefcase on the sofa
and runs past Jake who is sitting on the sofa without even
noticing him. Pauly run's into the kitchen.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Lucy! Where the hell are you?
                                                            
He runs to the Kitchen door and swings it open and screams
outside.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Lucy! Are you out there?
                                                            
Pauly turns back around and runs back into the living room
towards the upstairs. Jake stands up in front of the couch
trying to get his dad's attention.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Dad, moms at the
                                                            
Pauly puts his hand in front Jake's face and pushes him back
down on the sofa as he runs by him. He run's to the upstairs
steps and screams up them.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Lucy! where are you the suspense
is killing me?
                                                            
Pauly has an idea and runs over to a wire phone while still
ignoring Jake.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Dad! mom's at the
                                                            
                       PAULY
Be quiet, I'm trying to think of
your mothers number.
                                                            

2.

                       JAKE
You don't know moms number?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Of course I do let me just think!
                                                            
Jake waits for the tension between them to build up.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Okay I don't know what's your
mother's number?
                                                            
                       JAKE
eight six seven five three O nine
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Says the numbers
       while dialing)
eight six seven five three O nine
                                                            
As the phone rings Pauly get's a confused face and thinks
about the numbers he just dialed.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (mutters slowly)
eight six seven five three O nine
                                                            
The phone rings again then a operator picks up with a sexy
voice.
                                                            
                       OPERATOR
You have just entered into your
wildest fantasy's if your calling
for a good time press one.
                                                            
Pauly looks up to Jake with confusion and anger in his eyes.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Angry)
come here you little pip squeak.
                                                            
Pauly chases him to the stairs but get's stopped by the
wired phone and slams to the ground as Jake heads up stairs.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Oh my neck, yeah you better run!
                                                            
                       OPERATOR
Oh yes scream at me baby
                                                            
                       PAULY
Ugh I'm married
                                                            

3.

                       OPERATOR
It's okay I wont tell as long as
you don't you bad bad boy
                                                            
Pauly looks disgusted and hangs the phone up. Then it shows
Lucy walk in through the kitchen with a couple bags of
grocery. Pauly jumps up with excitment and run's into the
kitchen like a little child greeting there mother after not
seeing her all day.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Lucy, Lucy, Lucy! I got some great
news!
                                                            
Pauly looks at all the bags of grocerys and get's
distracted.
                                                            
                       PAULY
How much did this cost?
                                                            
                       LUCY
It doesn't matter, just a few
dollars but, whats the great news?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Are you sitting down?
                                                            
Lucy is standing by the sink putting the food away in the
counters. She looks behind herself and has a confused look
on her face.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Pauly you can literally see I'm
standing.
                                                            
Lucy laughs a little. Then Pauly grabs a chair from the
kitchen table and slides it over to Lucy.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well sit down
                                                            
Lucy sit's down cautisuly and has a confused look on her
face.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Oh no did something bad happen?
                                                            
                       PAULY
No at all something wonderful
happened.
                                                            
                       LUCY
What?
                                                            

4.

Pauly pulls out two envelopes and holds them in front of his
face with a big smile.
                                                            
                       PAULY
We got the kid's report cards
today!
                                                            
Lucy jumps up in excitment and hugs Pauly big. And grabs the
report cards.
                                                            
                       LUCY
I think i'm going to cry?
                                                            
                       PAULY
I know sweetie which one should we
punish first.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Jake always get's A's so I guess
the big one again.
                                                            
                       PAULY
I was thinking the big one also.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Alright i'll go call them down.
                                                            
He turns around and begins to go to the stairwell to scream
up it.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Pauly wait
                                                            
Pauly turns around to see what Lucy want's.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Yeah Lucy
                                                            
                       LUCY
I think we should wait.
                                                            
                       PAULY
What why this is the only time of
the year we get to torture the
children.
                                                            
                       LUCY
I mean wait till dinner and then
we can confront them then.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Oh i see make there stomach's get
tied into knots where they won't
eat and there will be more food
            (MORE)

5.

                       PAULY (cont'd)
for you and me.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Exactly, sweetheart.
                                                            
                       PAULY
You are so smart and beautiful,
your my two in one wife.
                                                            
                       LUCY
As weird as that sounds, thank
you.
                                                            
Lucy and Pauly lean in and kiss while their oldest son John
Rhodes walks in.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Come on you two, there's kids in
the house.
                                                            
John walks to the fridge and pulls out a sports drink.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Oh hey John how was football
practice.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Pretty good coach said i'll be a
starter next season for sure.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Alright that's my son, pound it!
                                                            
John looks at him with a confused look while his dad is
holding his fist out.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Are you trying to be cool or are
you just trying to look young in
front of mom.
                                                            
Pauly looks back at his wife and then back at his son.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Can it be both?
                                                            
John laughs then walks away and back up the steps.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (looks dramatic at
       his wife)
Oh the big one is going to pay?
                                                            

6.

The camera focuses on Jake and John heading down stairs
pushing on each other.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Stop it or i'm going to tell mom?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (like a four year
       old)
Stop it or i'm going to tell mom
                                                            
                       JAKE
How old are you?
                                                            
                       JOHN
sixteen, errrrr
                                                            
John walks into the kitchen then immediately walks back into
the living room with a shocked face.
                                                            
                       JAKE
John what's wrong, what did you
see?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Dad is, Dad is
                                                            
                       JAKE
Dad is what?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Dad is helping mom with dinner
                                                            
                       JAKE
Or Dad
                                                            
                       JOHN
yeah or Dad
                                                            
                       JAKE
Our Father
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yes, or father, or Dad then man
who sits on the couch while mom
cooks the dinner.
                                                            
                       JAKE
I don't believe you
                                                            
                       JOHN
Then go look for yourself short
stack
                                                            

7.

Jake turns and begins to head to the kitchen and turns and
looks back at John like it's going to be there last time
seeing each other.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Love you John
                                                            
                       JOHN
Love you too short stack
                                                            
Jake walks into the kitchen then immediately comes back
through the door with a shocked face.
                                                            
                       JAKE
He really is helping
                                                            
                       JOHN
I told you so
                                                            
                       JAKE
This isn't normal, somethings
going on, but what could be going
on, what did we do, tell me, tell
me John.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I don't know Jake I just don't
know?
                                                            
                       JAKE
What's today
                                                            
                       JOHN
I don't know
                                                            
Jake runs over to the calendar and covers his mouth when he
gasps.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Today's the third
                                                            
                       JOHN
Tell me what that means
                                                            
                       JAKE
Or report cards were sent in the
mail today.
                                                            
John's mouth opens wide with a shocked expression.
                                                            

8.

                       PAULY
      (screams from the
       kitchen)
Dinners ready!
                                                            
                       JAKE
Sucks to be you
                                                            
                       JOHN
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       JAKE
My gpas always higher
                                                            
                       JOHN
Your what
                                                            
                       JAKE
Let me put it like this good
student(points to himself) Bad
student(points to John)
                                                            
Jake runs inside the kitchen with a big smile.
                                                            
                       JAKE
So what's for dinner tonight?
                                                            
                       LUCY
We made your favorite fried
chicken and mac and cheese.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Alright!
                                                            
                       LUCY
Now wash your hands before you sit
down to eat sweetie.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Okay
                                                            
                       PAULY
John Rhodes time for dinner!
                                                            
John walks in looking sick like his stomach tied into knots.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I'm not feeling good i think i'm
going to skip dinner tonight?
                                                            
Pauly makes a buzzer sound.
                                                            

9.

                       PAULY
Wrong sit down and eat with us as
a family would.
                                                            
John pulls the chair from the end out and sits down then
Jake pulls the chair next to him and sits down and then Lucy
sits next to Jake and Pauly sits at the other end.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Why aren't you hungry Jake?
                                                            
                       JOHN
I don't know, it just feels like
my stomachs in knots.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Well that doesn't sound good maybe
we should go to the hospital.
                                                            
                       PAULY
No, honey I'm sure he'll be
feeling find at the end of dinner.
                                                            
                                         IT GOES TO THE END
OF DINNER. IT SHOWS
EVERYBODY BESIDES
JOHN EATING WHAT'S
ON THERE PLATE.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Well i'm finished can i got to my
room now.
                                                            
                       PAULY
No short stack me and your mother
got you a surprise and i think
you'll really like it.
                                                            
Pauly stands up and moves over to the counter where the
report cards lye.
                                                            
                       LUCY
They came in the mail today and i
think you will really like them.
                                                            
                       JOHN
We know you have or report cards
so you can stop acting like we
don't and just ground me.
                                                            
Pauly grabs the report cards and give Jakes to Lucy and
Pauly keeps Johns.
                                                            

10.

                       LUCY
Well Jake lets see what you got,
In science Jake got an A in
English Jake got an A and in
Social Studies Jake got another A
Jake also got an A in P.E. an A in
Art and an A in music and the
final class Jake got an A minus in
math. Very good sweetie.
                                                            
Jake looks horribly shocked he stands up and snatches the
report card.
                                                            
                       JAKE
What an A minus this is
poposterous this is inzane how
could i be such a failure.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Hey Jake what did i say about
using big boy words in front of
me.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Sorry Dad but this is a mistake a
very huge one i'm calling Mrs.
Gabber this very instance.
                                                            
Jake runs upstairs with his report card in hand. Pauly
stands up to read off John's report card.
                                                            
                       PAULY
And know the moment we have been
waiting for John Alexanders Rhodes
report card can i get a drum roll.
                                                            
Lucy begins to do a drum roll with her fingers against the
table.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Thank you sweetie, In Algerbra one
John received a C- in English John
received a C+ and in History John
recieved a D+ and in Metals Tech
he received a A minus.
                                                            
Pauly looks in shock and so does Lucy. John looks up
surprised and Jumps up and downs and runs over and grabs the
report card and hugs Pauly who doesn't believed what he just
read. Pauly sit down in Amazement.
                                                            

11.

                       JOHN
      (Hovering around
       the kitchen
       putting food on
       his plate)
There is a God mom and Dad i swear
i know so because i have proof
know. The gates of heaven are
opening up and I'm about to walk
through, I got to go call the
guys.
                                                            
John runs upstairs with exictement and joy running through
him.
                                                            
                       PAULY
What the hell just happened?
                                                            
                       LUCY
I guess he just passed every class
                                                            
                       PAULY
John never passes every class, we
have to ground him.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Ground him for actually succedding
in school, are you crazy?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Yes I am crazy
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (laughs)
Listen Pauly your just going to
have to face it John is actually
doing well in school, I know it's
shocking but we should be happy
for him.
                                                            
                       PAULY
You don't understand though when I
ground him I make him do my chores
and now I still have to do my
chores, life just isn't fair.
                                                            
 
INT. HIGH SCHOOL CORRIDOR - DAY
                                                            
The camera shows Pauly walk through the High School corridor
with John's report card in hand he goes up to the metal shop
Class. He knocks on the door then enters through the doors.

12.

Where it shows the typical metal teacher doing some metal
work.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Hey Mr. Farrot
                                                            
Mr. Farrot swings around from wielding holding the welding
stick with a huge flame from it he lifts up his welding
helmet.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Thats a pretty big flame
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
Don't look directly at it or it
might blind you.
                                                            
Mr. Farrot chuckles and hits Pauly on his side really hard.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Can you put the flame out?
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
Oh yes certainly.
                                                            
Mr. Farrot distingushes the flame and puts the wielder down
then reaches his hand out to greet Pauly.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
I never got your name I'm Mr.
Farrot and this is my metal class.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Hi i'm Pauly Rhodes,just call me
Pauly
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
I'll call you whatever i fell like
slick, are you a new student?
                                                            
                       PAULY
No i'm a little to old to be a new
student, I'm John Rhodes father.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
Oh so your jerk off's father?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Jerk off?
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
Yeah it's a nick name i gave him
because he doesn't try hard enough
in class to reach his full
            (MORE)

13.

                       MR. FARROT (cont'd)
potential.
                                                            
                       PAULY
But you gave him an A minus
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
      (shocked)
I gave him an A minus?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Yes it says it right here.
                                                            
Pauly shows him John's report card and Mr. Farrot looks at
it confused and walks over to his grade book and brings it
back over to Pauly. And shows it to him.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
See I gave your son an F. He
didn't work hard enough to get an
A minus.
                                                            
Pauly's face turns to confusion.
                                                            
                       PAULY
But why does it say an A minus
then.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
It could be a computer malfunction
or it could be somebody's changing
them for him.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Changing them for him?
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
Yeah you could be shocked what
kid's can do on the internet know
in days, stealing peoples credit
cards number hacking on websites
it's some sick stuff.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well thank you for showing me
this, i'm going to talk with his
other teachers.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
No promblem Pauly come back any
time.
                                                            

14.

                       PAULY
I would put this place doesn't
seem to safe.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
There hasn't been an accident in
more then thirty days in this
place.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Guess again
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Turn around
                                                            
Mr.Farrot turns around and it shows a kid running around on
fire in the background Mr.Farrot grabs the fire extingushier
and puts him out.
                                                            
                       MR. FARROT
      (Screaming)
You dumb ass remeber your safety
rules if your on fire scream for
help don't run around silently.
                                                            
                                         TO A DIFFERENT PART
OF THE HIGH SCHOOL
                                                            
It shows Pauly knocking on another door where it shows the
female teacher cleaning the chalk board.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Excuse me, Mrs. Lemon?
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
It's Miss Lemon child and make it
quick. It's my lunch hour.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Walking towards
       her)
Sorry about that, I'm John Rhodes
father of Pauly Rhodes I have a
quick question to ask?
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
      (says it cruel)
So your the father of that
slacker?
                                                            

15.

                       PAULY
Yeah, and Me and my wife was just
wondering about my son's grade.
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
My wife and I
                                                            
                       PAULY
What?
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
My wife and I is the correct way
to speak not me and my wife.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Sorry about that
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
Just please make sure it never
happens again, okay?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Okay, but about my son's grade?
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
Yes I also thought it was weird
that he passed but he did for the
first time since birth?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Okay so he did get a C minus.
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
God no the day that boy get's a C
minus the gates of heaven will be
opening up, I gave him a D minus.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Shows her the
       report card)
It says a C minus on his report
card.
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
      (snatches the
       report card)
I have to show this to the
addminastration as soon as
possible.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (snatches the
       report card back)
I can show it to them myself Mrs.
            (MORE)

16.

                       PAULY (cont'd)
Control freak.
                                                            
Pauly turns around and walks out the door and Miss. Lemon
screams!
                                                            
                       MISS. LEMON
It's Miss. Control freak, no i
mean Miss. Lemon you adolescent
punk.
                                                            
                                         ANOTHER PART OF THE
HIGH SCHOOL
                                                            
The camera shows Pauly walking up to the math's teacher
door. He knocks then enters.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Hello Mr. Flagstone
                                                            
Mr.Flagstone is facing the chalkboard with his back turned
to Pauly. He nervously says.
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
      (facing the
       chalkboard)
Whatever you want take it, I won't
tell on you just take what you
want and nobody will get hurt.
                                                            
Pauly looks at him confused then reaches his hand in Mr.
Flagstones candy tray and takes the piece of candy out and
puts it in his pocket.
                                                            
                       PAULY
No, Mr. Flagstone I'm Pauly Rhodes
I'm John
                                                            
Mr.Flagstone turns around dramatically, then walks over to
his seat to sit down.
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
I know who you are your John
Rhodes dad the future star of this
team, number one in your and soon
to be number one in mine but just
because i flunged your son doesn't
mean you can come in here and beg
to have his grade changed.
                                                            
                       PAULY
No, i came in here to see what
grade you gave him because on his
report card it says you gave him a
            (MORE)

17.

                       PAULY (cont'd)
D plus.
                                                            
Pauly begins to walk over to show him the report card but
Mr. Flagstone freaks out.
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
What the hell do you have in your
hand?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Calm down it's just the report
card.
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
Just the report card do you know
how many freaking times i have
heard that it's always just the
report card or just a paper or
just a pencil. But guess what i've
been shot at three times hit ounce
staped at four times and hit every
single time. So do not bring that
report card up to me. Put your
hands up right now!
                                                            
                       PAULY
But how else are you going to look
at it?
                                                            
Mr. Flagstone rolls over to him cautiosly and snatches the
report as quickly as possible then rolls back as fast as
ever and sits at his desk.
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
As i look at this do not take
another step, because i have
protection and i'm not afraid to
use it.
                                                            
                       PAULY
I'm sorry I'm married....to a
woman i don't swing that way.
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
Shut up this instance or i'll send
you to the principals office.
                                                            
                       PAULY
sorry Mr. Flagstone
                                                            
Mr. Flagstone looks at the report then looks up confused.
                                                            

18.

                       MR. FLAGSTONE
How did he get a D plus if
anything i would've gave him a F
or a Z if i possibly could but a D
plus thats not possible.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Thats what i thou
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
Don't speak unless I'm talking to
you
                                                            
                       PAULY
well who were you just talking to
                                                            
                       MR. FLAGSTONE
Myself.
                                                            
Mr. Flagstone hands the paper back to Pauly dramatically
from a distance then stands up and begins working on the
chalkboard. Then Pauly begins to leave but he stops at the
door and knocks a book off the counter causing a big bang.
Mr. Flagstone dives to the ground dramatically throwing a
desk down in front of him for protection.
                                                            
                                         ANOTHER PART OF THE
HIGH SCHOOL
                                                            
Pauly begins walking down the hall going to John's History
teacher he knocks on the door and enters through. The
teacher of the class is the coach of John's football team.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (shocked)
Hey Coach Williams I didn't know
you were also a teacher.
                                                            
Coach Williams stands up from his desk to greet pauly
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Pauly Rhodes how is my future star
quarterback doing?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well coach i would be honored but
i think i'm a little to old.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
      (serious)
I was talking about your son
                                                            

19.

                       PAULY
I know I was joking with you.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Well anyways what makes you stop
by?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well it's actually about John
coach?
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Well what's going on with him?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well it's his grades
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Isn't it great that he passed
every class.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Thats the problem though he didn't
pass every class beside english
and i guess yours?
                                                            
Coach Williams stands up and shuts the door quietly and
closes the blinds and shuts the windows
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Did you show the teachers the
grade on there report card.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Yeah of course
                                                            
Coach Williams grabs it and puts the report card in the
sherder. Then looks at Pauly.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
This is what's going to happen
Pauly you never came to this high
school today you never brought
this report card in Its hanging on
your fridge. Do you understand.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Whats going on?
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Let me put it this way as long as
your son continues playing
football for us.... he will not
have to do any homework any test
            (MORE)

20.

                       COACH WILLIAMS (cont'd)
or any projects. He will have a
free ride in this high school then
a free ride in college as long as
he continues to play sports with
this high school. Do you
understand now?
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (shocked)
But how is suppose to learn then?
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
The only thing John needs to learn
about is how to become a better
football player by learing the
playbook and reading defenses.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Do you do this to every football
player?
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
No usually only starting seniors
and people who show potential but
never for freshman. But when i see
John practice i see the best
potential for any quarter back in
high school.
                                                            
                       PAULY
But what would happen if he gets
injured.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Well if it's a serious injury i
hope you can hire one hell of a
tutor.
                                                            
                       PAULY
What if i want John to earn his
education like i did.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Its up to you Pauly, but being a
student athlete is a very
difficult thing it comes with a
lot of stress and my way helps the
football player begin able to
relax and only worry about his
future.
                                                            

21.

                       PAULY
A man isn't nothing without his
education, Coach Williams.
                                                            
Pauly stands up and begins to head towards the door but he
gets stopped by the coach.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
Hey Pauly you won't tell the
administration about this will
you?
                                                            
                       PAULY
This is your warning but if i find
you messing with my son's
education ounce again. I will make
sure myself that you get escorted
out of this school.
                                                            
                       COACH WILLIAMS
You know Pauly usually parents
don't complain as long as there
child is passing.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well there gutters aren't as dirty
as mine.
                                                            
Pauly exits the class room in shock and anger of what he
just heard.
                                                            
 
INT. RHODES HOME - DAY
                                                            
The camera shows John Rhodes on the computer then it shows
Lucy walk past with a load of laundry.
                                                            
                       LUCY
What are you looking up sweetie?
                                                            
                       JOHN
My scouting information, get this
i'm a three out of five star
quarterback and i'm not even
starting, isn't that great.
                                                            
Lucy is clueless about what John just said.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Uh- huh it sounds amazing John,
I'm sure your father will like to
hear about it.
                                                            

22.

                       JOHN
I'm the best freshman player in
this state actually in this
country.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Ounce again i'm sure that's
something your father will be more
exicited about.
                                                            
Walks into the kitchen and looks at his mom who is busy
doing some kitchen work.
                                                            
                       JOHN
You don't understand mom ounce i
go pro i'll be a millionare.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Oh now your speaking my language
and of course your going to help
me in my old age.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Heck no it's my money and I'm the
one earning it.
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (shocked)
After me paying for your car
insurance, your car, your monthly
cell phone bill, your cell phone
and the xbox 360 with all of your
little accerioes to go with it. I
don't get to be rich with you.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Your the one who wanted to have a
child.
                                                            
                       LUCY
No, sweetie you don't understand
we didn't want to have you, you
were...well let me just say an
acceident.
                                                            
John looks at her mother in shock.
                                                            
                       JOHN
So Jake was an acceident also?
                                                            

23.

                       LUCY
No me and your father wanted
another child after we though we
screwed up with you.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I can't believe what i'm hearing?
                                                            
                       LUCY
I was an acciedent to and your
father had to be the biggest
acciedent in the world, But that
doesn't mean we don't love you any
less sweetie, your the best
acciedent ever.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (sincere)
Really
                                                            
                       LUCY
Of course, I don't know what my
life would be like without you.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Thanks mom, opps i'm getting a
call.
                                                            
Jake stands up and answers the phone while walking away from
his mom. Lucy gives a face expression saying wow and she
wipes her forehead because she just pulled that one out of
no where. John turns back around.
                                                            
                       JOHN
hey mom
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (turns her head
       around fast
       removing her
       facial expression)
yeah?
                                                            
                       JOHN
I love you
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (smiles big)
Love you to pumpkin.
                                                            
John turns around with the phone back up to his ear. He
begins walking up the steps Lucy stands up and begins
putting the dishes in the dishwasher.
                                                            

24.

                       LUCY
      (Says to herself)
I guess we raised that one right
after all.
                                                            
Pauly comes bursting through the door angry.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Where the hell is that punk
                                                            
                       LUCY
What?
                                                            
                       PAULY
John Alexander Rhodes
                                                            
Lucy stops doing the dishes and walks over to Pauly.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Pauly what's going on?
                                                            
                       PAULY
You'll find out in a mintue, John
Alexander Rhodes!
                                                            
John comes running down the steps still on the phone.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Dad i'm on the phone.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well get off it and come have a
seat this very instance.
                                                            
John follows his fathers order then goes into the kitchen
and sits down the chair in the middle of the dinning table.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Son look at these forms here and
tell me what they say!
                                                            
Slaps the new report on his son's desk.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (looks at them all
       in shock)
No way! I'm failing, how did this
happen i thought i was passing?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well your not and I found out
                                                            
Interupts Pauly
                                                            

25.

                       JOHN
Coach Williams is going to kill me
i don't have a high enough GPA to
even practice now.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (confused)
You didn't know what Coach
Williams was doing?
                                                            
                       JOHN
What was he doing?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Nothing. But your grade needs to
improve. So i'm going to hire you
a tutor to help out with your
studies.
                                                            
John looks up in excitement.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Thank you so much Dad i really
need to play football it's my
dream to be a pro quarterback.
                                                            
                       PAULY
I know son and now i'm going to
have weekly grade reports emailed
to me so i can make sure your
doing your part.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Don't worry Dad i won't let you
down.
                                                            
John stands up and begins to walk away but then Pauly stops
him.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Hold on, John.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (turns around)
Yeah Dad.
                                                            
                       PAULY
You know the rules, No cell
phones, No house phone and no
video games until you have a
passing grade for every class.
                                                            

26.

                       JOHN
But Dad
                                                            
                       PAULY
No buts hand over your cell phone
and i'll be up in awhile to get
your 360, And also hang up my
jacket.
                                                            
Pauly gives John his jacket and John goes puts it on the
coat rack as Pauly holds his son's cell phone and put's it
on the counter.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Pauly what's going on I thought
John was passing every grade.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Nope Coach Williams was changing
his grades to help him pass by
with a low GPA.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Your kidding me, why didn't you
tell John that?
                                                            
                       PAULY
It sounds stupid but a football
player can not learn from a coach
he can't trust.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Is that what happened to you.
                                                            
                       PAULY
kind of my Dad was the coach and
you have to be on stupid man to
trust him.
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (smiles)
I love you Pauly.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Love you also, Lucy
                                                            
Pauly and Lucy share a PG rated kiss while standing in the
kitchen.
                                                            
                                         PAULY WALKING UP THE
STEPS TO TALK WITH
JOHN.
                                                            

27.

Pauly knocks on John's door and then enters and it shows
John talking on a cell phone.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Mad)
I said no phones how the hell did
you get that.
                                                            
Pauly walks over to John then grabs the cell phone out of
his hands and screams into the phone to the other caller.
                                                            
                       PAULY
He'll talk to you tomorrow, Good
Night!
                                                            
Pauly then hangs the phone up and throws it out John's open
window in his room. Then John begins to laugh a little about
the situation.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (confused)
What is so funny?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (laughing
       hysterically)
That was your phone not mine....I
took it from your jacket.
                                                            
Pauly runs over to the window and looks outside in shock
then turns around in anger and John who is still laughing
see's how mad his father is and he stops laughing.
                                                            
                       PAULY
So after you gave me your word
about this situation, you stabed
me in the back by breaking the
rules that I enforced.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (dissapointed in
       himself)
I'm sorry, Dad.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Sorry doesn't cut it this time
son.
                                                            
Pauly grabs Johns 360 then walks out of his room and begins
to head downstairs with it, Then John follows him. It shows
Pauly walking down the steps then he puts the 360 on the
table behind the couch.
                                                            

28.

                       JOHN
Dad, Listen to me?
                                                            
                       PAULY
No son you listen to me you want
to be this big shot nfl
quarterback but guess what without
dicisipline you won't be in the
nfl. That's all i'm trying to give
you son is dicisipline to help you
make better choices then i did at
your age.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Well it seems your doing pretty
well?
                                                            
                       PAULY
I didn't have a father that loved
me my father didn't give a damn
about me son. I turned out the way
i did because of your mother. I
was a wreck before i meet her and
she saved me from possibly dying.
                                                            
John walks over to the chair stressed out and he sits down
and puts his hands in his hands.
                                                            
                       JOHN
You just don't understand Dad, I'm
under to much stress with
football, school and just having a
social life so when i found out I
passed every class that was a
relieve lifted off of me. I was at
peace in my mind but when you came
home tonight and showed me those
report card's all that stress was
just thrown upon me ounce again.
                                                            
Pauly walks over to John and rests his hand upon him.
                                                            
                       PAULY
John I know high school is
stressful but i'm here for you
John, I'm hiring you a tutor first
thing tomorrow who will meet you
here after practice and help you
with your studys.
                                                            

29.

                       JOHN
A tutor can't help me it will take
me months until i can get a
passing great.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (sarcasticaly)
Well at least it won't take years
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (laughs)
Dad your not helping.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (smiling)
Listen son what i'm trying to say
is that there is always a light at
the end of the tunnel no matter
how dark you think it is there
will always be a light to save you
from the dangers of this world.
There was for me so there will be
one for you.
                                                            
While Pauly was saying those final lines he was looking at
Lucy with sincere eyes. Smiling big, then he turns back to
John.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Thanks Dad.
                                                            
                       PAULY
No promblem son, now go to bed
tomorrow you actually have to
learn something in school
tomorrow.
                                                            
John begins to Laugh
                                                            
                       JOHN
Goodnight Dad love you
                                                            
                       PAULY
Love you to son
                                                            
John begins to head up the steps but stops and turns around
and looks at Pauly.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Hey Dad
                                                            
                       PAULY
yeah
                                                            

30.

                       JOHN
why do parents expect so much from
there children.
                                                            
Pauly walks over to John quietly and ask likes he's telling
him a secret.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Parents have Children for one
reason only.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What's that
                                                            
                       PAULY
A child is suppose to live the
dreams the parent was suppose to,
like i always wanted to be a pro
quarterback.
                                                            
                       JOHN
But then you got hurt
                                                            
                       PAULY
No I threw like a girl and had no
accuracy and zero awarness, the
coach actually stared the waterboy
over me one night. I was terrible.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (laughing)
Well is there any other dreams
that you need me to complete.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (thinks)
No you will think it's stupid.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Come on, what is it?
                                                            
                       PAULY
Well....I always wanted to be a
proffesional actor....you know
starting in big budget hollywood
movies.
                                                            
John begins laughing hysterically
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (serious)
Like you could ever become a
actor.
                                                            

31.

John begins to head up the stairs as Lucy walks out of the
kitchen.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (looking up the
       stairs)
What, i could've done it.
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (wondering)
Could have done what Pauly?
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Turns around
       shocked to see
       Lucy)
I could have done acting.....like
in movies.
                                                            
                       LUCY
      (laughing)
you acting in movies...you
couldn't even be an extra in a
movie.
                                                            
Jake heads down stairs.
                                                            
                       PAULY
I could have been?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Could have been what?
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (turns to see Jake)
An actor
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (laughing)
I could have a better chance being
the first kid president.
                                                            
Pauly begins to chase Jake up the stairs as the camera zooms
back. And the show comes to an end.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM OF PAULY RHODES HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
It shows Pauly in the kitchen looking for a snack then he
hears the 360 in the living room turn on. Pauly walks out in
the living room to see who's playing it. It shows John on
the couch playing madden.
                                                            

32.

                       PAULY
      (shocked)
I thought i told you, you couldn't
play video games what are you
doing.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (confused)
I thought you meant I couldn't
play video games in my room.
                                                            
                       PAULY
No smart alec i meant period.
                                                            
                       JOHN
come on Dad, video games is a part
of life you can't take that out of
somebody.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Fine how bout a friendly wager.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What kind of wager?
                                                            
                       PAULY
We will play overtime rules the
first to score wins.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Okay, but i hope you know i'm
undefeated.at this game.
                                                            
                       PAULY
I hope you know i don't care
                                                            
Pauly walks over to the couch and grabs a controller and is
about to sit down on the couch.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Hey Dad you might just want to
stand it's not going to take me
that long to score on you.
                                                            
                       PAULY
okay whatever tough guy. I will
recieve so hurry up lets get this
game going.
                                                            
It's John kick the ball off then it shows pauly recieve it
and he runs it back in the endzone.
                                                            

33.

                       PAULY
Boom baby.
                                                            
                       JOHN
How did you do that.
                                                            
                       PAULY
It doesn't matter how I did all
that matters is that you need to
get your butt upstairs because i
just won and wave goodbye to your
360 because your not going to be
playing it any longer. I'm on top
of the world!
                                                            
                       JOHN
That's not fair re match.
                                                            
                       PAULY
I'm sorry son that's not in the
rule book. Time for bed time.
Loser!
                                                            
                       JOHN
That's not fair how come I have to
go to bed and you don't
                                                            
                       PAULY
Because I'm the adult and the
adults make the rules and the
children have to follow them. By
the way did i tell you I won.
                                                            
Pauly goes on ranting so John finally went up stairs to go
to bed. Lucy walks by from the kitchen. While Pauly is
jumping up and down on the couch like a little child.
                                                            
                       LUCY
Go to bed Pauly you have to work
tomorrow.
                                                            
Pauly jumps down from the couch frightfully because Lucy
just walked past him. Then Lucy heads up the stairs tired
and Pauly looks up towards the steps.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Yes, sweetie i'll be right up
there.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            


THE END


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