GOING LOCAL

Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2003

The new TV station doesn’t get the network feed so the staff has to provide the programming.

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Duration

8 - 10 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 1 Female, 4 Males
  • 5 Females
  • 4 Females, 1 Male
  • 2 Females, 3 Males
  • 5 Males
  • 3 Females, 2 Males

Product Id: #778

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An excerpt …

(they just learned that the local staff has to do the programming)

BOYD: We’ll ... we’ll make do! We’ve advertised a full morning of T.V. shows and we’ll fake it ... we’ll do them live with what we’ve got here.

DALLAS: (bored) That oughta be good.

BOYD: (grabbing Dallas) Starting with you!

DALLAS: What?

BOYD: You’re my news anchor.

DALLAS: I don’t know nothin’ about boats.

(there are commercials to do)

BOYD: Anything! Just sell something!

TYLER: (quickly latching onto Hoagie) Is that what you look like first thing in the morning?

HOAGIE: Hey!

TYLER: Run down? Wrinkled? It could be your liver! (points to Hoagie’s stomach)

HOAGIE: Get your finger off my liver.

TYLER: That’s why you need Vita-Liver!

BOYD: (sticking his head in and echoing) Vita-Liver! Vita-Liver!

TYLER: Four out of five otherwise sane doctors tell us that one dose of this miracle pill can turn (pointing to Hoagie) this! … To (grabbing Shawn and pulling him/her into the scene) ... This! Remember! It’s Vita-Liver!

BOYD: (sticking head in again) Vita-Liver! Vita-Liver! (to Dallas) Back to you!

(surprise)

SHAWN: I got bad news.

BOYD: It couldn’t be any worse.

SHAWN: The power’s been down all morning. We haven’t been on the air.

BOYD: What?

DALLAS: (shouting) Can you hear me, Myron! This is for you, baby!

TYLER: We’re not on the air! We weren’t even on the air?!

HOAGIE: Good. Now I can get back to my windows?

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