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Sour Smarties
by emma and troop 1291 (emmamassick@me.com)

Rated: G   Genre: Teen Movies   User Review:
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elementary students learn how to beat stereotypes. conceptualized by girl scout troop 1291


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FADE IN:

EXT. OUTSIDE, NEAR BUBBLEDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - MORNING
                                                            
Betty is walking to school in the morning, singing a math
song quietly to herself
                                                            
                       BETTY (Ashley T.)
      (Singing)
nine times ten equals
ninety...ninety times ninety
equals eight thousand one hundred!
                                                            
                       KATIE (Taylor)
      (running over to
       betty, waving)
Betty! are you practicing for the
"Extreme Math Team" tryouts?
                                                            
                       BETTY
      (stops singing,
       big smile on her
       face)
yeah! i really want to get in and
be on television! you should join
me!
                                                            
                       KATIE
      (thinks about it,
       shakes her head)
nah, im already part of the "Alien
Space Science Club"
                                                            
Girls reach school and enter the school hallway
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - MORNING
                                                            
Betty and Katie walk through the hallway, they see the
"Bully Brats" or Allie and Rachel
                                                            
                       ALLIE (Claire M.)
      (walking over like
       she owns the
       whole school)
OMG Betty...are you doing math?
LAME. arent you a girl? youre
supposed to do girly things if
youre a girl...oops did i say that
out loud? heehee
                                                            

2.

                       RACHEL (Renee)
      (going along with
       what allie is
       saying)
yeah like you totally like said
that out loud! math is so totally
for boys, right girls?
                                                            
"girls" (group of bully brat friends around them) all nod
and say "yeahhh" in a really mean tone
                                                            
                       ALLIE
      (rolling eyes)
ugh rachel be quiet, i was
insulting her here...
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (sneering)
yeah thats right, be quiet
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (realizes that
       allie was talking
       to her, not betty)
wait.....oh
                                                            
tyler sees that there is some trouble going on and walks
over to help
                                                            
                       TYLER (Marin)
      (coming over)
hey allie, stop being mean to
betty! shes my friend and shes
really good at math!
                                                            
                       KATIE
yeah allie, tyler is right. hes a
boy and he says that betty is good
at math!
                                                            
                       ALLIE
      (doesnt know what
       to say)
yeah well......tylers a boy and
boys are just stupid so HAH!
                                                            
                       RACHEL
yeah boys are stupid, like that
blonde girl zoe who just sleeps in
class all the time!
                                                            
"bully brat group" all turn and walks away
                                                            

3.

                       BETTY
      (shrugging
       shoulders)
i dont know what her problem is.
oh look its time for class! yay
math is first!
                                                            
 
INT. MATH CLASSROOM - MORNING
                                                            
mrs. bubble stands in front of classroom, writing some
example on the board.
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE (Savannah)
      (turning toward
       class)
Good Morning boys and girls! today
we are going to learn fractions! I
know they might seem scary at
first, but they can be very fun!
                                                            
camera view of class, bettys friends kids look interested,
bully brats look bored, one girl (zoe) is sleeping
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
      (looking at class)
can anyone give me an example of a
fraction?
                                                            
Betty raises her hand
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
Yes, betty?
                                                            
                       BETTY
      (with confidence)
three-fourths!
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
Very good! can anyone else give me
an example?
                                                            
                       ZOE (Kelsey)
      (sleep talking)
the unicorns are going to eat
me!!!
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
      (waking up zoe)
zoe, class is not a time to sleep,
and dont worry, there are no
unicorns here.
                                                            

4.

the rest of the class giggles, but they stop when mrs bubble
gives them a stern look
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
      (passing out
       worksheet)
here is a fraction worksheet for
everyone to work on!
                                                            
everyone works on their worksheets for a minute of two
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
      (looking around
       the room)
okay is everyone done with their
problems?
                                                            
                       CLASS
yeahh
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
okay lets correct our papers. you
know what to do, everyone switch
papers!
                                                            
everyone switches papers
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
okay all switched? number one is 4
over 7, number two is 24 over 25,
number 3 is 83 over 100 and number
four is 2 over 4. does anyone have
any questions?
                                                            
betty raises her hand
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
yes betty?
                                                            
                       BETTY
      (not very
       confidently)
well...i got one half on number
four, not 2 over 4. what did i do
wrong?
                                                            
                       ALLIE
      (whispering to
       rachel)
haha see, betty is bad at math! i
even got that right
                                                            

5.

                       RACHEL
      (whispering back,
       a little louder)
yeah. betty is bad at math!
                                                            
                       BOY
yeah duh! its cuz shes a girl!
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
actually betty, you did nothing
wrong! you did something called
simplifying, which we are going to
be learning tomorrow!
                                                            
                       BETTY
      (looking very
       happy)
wow! cool!
                                                            
                       WILL (katrina)
      (sits next to
       betty)
wow betty! youre so good at math.
im terrible at it!
                                                            
from the other side of the room, rachel and allie look at
will with shocked looks on their faces
                                                            
                       ALLIE
      (confused whisper
       to rachel)
i dont get it, wills a boy but he
says hes bad at math? is that
like, even possible?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (whispering back,
       a little louder)
like i dont know. thats seriously
so wierd. like, so wierd.
                                                            
                       ALLIE
well maybe he just forgot because
hes thinking about making a goal
in baseball or a slam dunk in
football or whatever boys think
about
                                                            
                       RACHEL
oh yeah. that totally makes sense.
                                                            

6.

                       MRS. BUBBLE
okay class, it is almost time for
recess! remember, when you come
back from your recess, we will
have the tryouts for the "Extreme
Math Team" and the winning team
will have a chance to be on TV!
have a good recess everyone!
                                                            
bell rings for recess. everyone goes outside
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE AT RECESS - AFTERNOON
                                                            
kids are on the playground playing. betty and katie waiting
in line to play handball, allie and rachel are trying to
suntan on the ground "being cool"
                                                            
                       KATIE
that was really cool how you got
the answer right in class betty!
                                                            
                       BETTY
thanks! and the funny thing is, i
didnt even know i got it right at
first
                                                            
                       KATIE
are you excited to try out for the
extreme math team? its so cool
that the members are featured on
TV!
                                                            
                       BETTY
im so excited but kind of nervous
too, i mean, ive never been on TV
before, i wonder what it would be
like
                                                            
                       KATIE
youll have to tell me when you go
on it. i know youll be part of
that math team
                                                            
                       BETTY
i sure hope so!
                                                            
cautiously, zoe walks up to the girls. she looks really
embarrassed
                                                            
                       ZOE
      (to betty, very
       nervously)
hi betty um... it was really smart
            (MORE)

7.

                       ZOE (cont'd)
of you to get that answer in
class, you did a good job. i bet
you have really good grades
                                                            
                       BETTY
yeah i do. i always study hard and
find something cool about it no
matter what subject it is, even if
i dont like it that much!
                                                            
                       ZOE
      (still a little
       nervous)
thats cool! listen, i was
wondering if you could maybe help
me learn how to study a little
better? i dont get very good
grades
                                                            
                       BETTY
      (smiling)
of course! id be happy to help
you! are you free after school
today? you can come over to
katie's house with me and ill show
you all my best study methods!
                                                            
                       ZOE
cool thanks!
                                                            
zoe skips away, happy that she might finally have a chance
to earn a good grade on something, and happy that she has
made a friend who doesnt ignore her
                                                            
a few boys come up to the girls who are in line for handball
                                                            
                       BOY 1
hey what are you doing here?
                                                            
                       BETTY
what does it look like? we are
waiting to play handball!
                                                            
                       KATIE
yeah!
                                                            
                       BOY 2
but you are girls! girls dont play
sports!
                                                            

8.

                       BOY 3
yeah! dont you know that sports
are only for guys!
                                                            
                       BOY 1
yeah why dont you go do girly
things and suntan or something
like those girls over there
(pointing to allie and rachel)
                                                            
                       BETTY
what? girls can play sports just
as well as boys!
                                                            
                       KATIE
yeah! i bet if betty and i played
you in a tournement we would
totally win!
                                                            
                       BOY 1
      (and boy 2 and 3)
youre on!!!
                                                            
they play in a handball tournement and the girls win
                                                            
                       BOY 3
wow! good game!
                                                            
                       BOY 2
yeah i guess we were wrong! you
girls can really play!
                                                            
                       BETTY
its cool. you guys make a really
good team! lets play again
sometime?
                                                            
                       BOY 1
yeah for sure!
                                                            
bell rings to go back to class, students go inside
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM - AFTERNOON
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
      (with a stack of
       papers in front
       of her)
alright class! its almost time to
see who is going to be on our
Extreme Math Team! if you would
like a chance to be on the team,
please take a paper and fill out
            (MORE)

9.

                       MRS. BUBBLE (cont'd)
all of the questions on it! you
will have ten minutes! good luck!
                                                            
most of the kids come up and take the papers, allie, rachel,
will, katie and a few other kids do not
                                                            
                       RACHEL
why didnt you take a paper allie?
                                                            
                       ALLIE
because math is for boys! duh! why
didnt you take one?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
because like, you didnt! duh!
                                                            
                       ALLIE
we are like, so cool! (secret
handshake)
                                                            
                       KATIE
      (as betty takes a
       paper)
good luck betty! i know you are
going to make it!
                                                            
                       BETTY
thanks!
                                                            
time goes by and all the students turn in their papers one
by one
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
okay class, i will grade your
papers and i will let you know the
results after lunch!
                                                            
bell rings for lunch
                                                            
 
EXT. AT LUNCH - DAY
                                                            
everyone is eating and talking
                                                            
                                         TO BETTY AND KATIES
TABLE
                                                            
                       BETTY
im so nervous! i think i messed up
one or two questions!
                                                            

10.

                       KATIE
im sure you did fine! who knows?
maybe you simplified more things
on accident because you are such a
math genius!
                                                            
                       BETTY
      (laughing)
i guess we will just have to see!
                                                            
                                         TOWARDS THE BULLY
BRATS TABLE
                                                            
rachel is sitting alone, (allie is getting her lunch) and
she looks kind of sad. katie gets up and goes over to talk
to her
                                                            
                       KATIE
whats wrong rachel?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
oh i dunno, why do you care?
                                                            
                       KATIE
well you looked sad, so i figured
i would ask you. are you sure you
dont want to tell me?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
well... i guess i can tell you,
um, i kinda wanted to see if i
could be in that math club thing,
but i didnt take a paper.
                                                            
                       KATIE
thats okay, you can always try
next time. why didnt you take a
paper?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
well, dont tell allie, but i kind
of like math. she always talks
about how its only for boys and
that girls are always supposed to
be girly, so i just agree with her
because i want her to be my friend
                                                            
                       KATIE
wow that stinks! i think that you
should go for it next time, and
not care what allie thinks! do
what you want to do!
                                                            

11.

                       RACHEL
okay i will! thanks for talking to
me! you made me feel better. im
sorry i was so mean to you and
betty before!
                                                            
                       KATIE
no problem! ill see you in class!
                                                            
katie walks away, back to betty
                                                            
allie is walking over and sees rachel talking to katie. she
glares at them and walks over faster
                                                            
                       ALLIE
      (walking up to the
       table)
why were you talking to HER?!
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (nervously)
oh just some math thing....shes
actually kind of nice!
                                                            
                       ALLIE
      (annoyed, makes
       *hmph* sound)
whatever. that lunch line was
soooo long i cant believe it! look
lunch is almost over!
                                                            
bell rings and they go back into the classroom
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
welcome back class, how was your
lunch?
                                                            
                       CLASS
goood
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
are you ready to hear the results
for the "Extreme Math Team"?
                                                            
                       CLASS
      (really excited)
YEAH!!!
                                                            

12.

                       MRS. BUBBLE
Okay, this month's "Extreme Math
Team" members will be: Mary,
Betty, Tyler, Nathan, Lizzie,
Crystal, Bryce, John, Dorothy, and
Nick! Congratgulations to this
month's Extreme Math Team!
                                                            
class cheers and high fives the winners
                                                            
                       MRS. BUBBLE
alright alright, settle down.
remember, if you didnt make it
this month, you can still try next
month!
                                                            
Katie catches Rachels eye and they smile at each other
                                                            
bell rings, students go out of the classroom
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE AFTER SCHOOL PEOPLE WAITING FOR PARENTS - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Katie, Betty and Zoe are sitting together waiting to be
picked up. Rachel and Allie are waiting nearby, Allie's mom
comes to pick her up, so now rachel is alone
                                                            
                       KATIE
yay betty i knew you would get in!
                                                            
                       ZOE
yeah betty you are so good at
math, i knew you would too! i cant
wait to get good grades like you!
maybe i can get on the extreme
math team next time!
                                                            
                       BETTY
thanks girls! im so happy! i cant
wait to be on TV!
                                                            
katie sees rachel sitting alone
                                                            
                       KATIE
      (calling to rachel)
hey rachel! do you wanna come over
to my house with betty and zoe to
study?
                                                            
                       RACHEL
      (looks up and
       smiles)
wow sure! you guys are so nice!
                                                            

13.

Rachel walks over and sits with them
                                                            


THE END


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