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THE LunchROOM

Episode 1.03
"Screw Your Spirit"

WRITTEN BY
Bruce Snyder

CREATED BY
Bruce Snyder

CAST LIST

		Will Cooper.................................
		Joel Mayberry...............................
		Brian Vandele...............................
		Brock Warner................................
		Reicther....................................
		Casey Jennings..............................

 
GUEST CAST LIST

		Cheerleader #1..............................
		Cheerleader #2.............................. 
		Rene David.................................. 
		Emily Lucas................................. 
		Josh Hamm................................... 
		Mrs. Mitchell...............................
    		Mr. Kline...................................
		Tuba Player................................. 
		Justin Johnson.............................. 
		Coach Chase.................................
    		Principal Stevens...........................  
    		Cheerleader #3..............................  





     Copyright  Bruce Snyder

     TEASER:

     INT. SHOP CLASS  MORNING

     Reicther and Will are working together on a making 
     something out of wood. Will is carefully cutting the 
     wood, while Reicther watches. In the background we can 
     here Maroon 5's "This Love" playing on a radio.

				   REICTHER
                    God, I hate this song.

				   WILL
                    What song?

                                REICTHER
                    Listen.

     Will does so.

				   REICTHER
                    Oh, DAMN YOU MORON 5!

     Will shakes his head.

				   WILL
                    Your not too smart are you, 
                    Reicther?

				   REICTHER
                    Why are you calling me dumb? At 
                    least I didn't name my band Moron 5.

     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

     Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" plays over the 
     credits.

     INT. HALLWAY  MID-DAY

     At the turnpike of this hallway, stand two CHEERLEADERS. 
     They have flyers. They hand them out to the people that 
     walk by.

                                CHEERLEADER #1
                    Listen up, everybody! Tomorrow 
                    night, our Centerville Bulldogs 
                    will play the Richmond Knights for 
                    the state championship. Show up for 
                    the game and support your team!

                                CHEERLEADER #2
                    YEAH!!!

     Will walks by. They hand him one. He looks it over and 
     throws it down. CHEERLEADER #1 bends down and picks it 
     up. 

                                CHEERLEADER #1
                    Here, you dropped this.

     Will looks at her, then the paper.

                                WILL
                    No, I didn't.

     He drops again and walks off. Just then Reicther is 
     walking by. CHEERLEADER #2 shoves a flyer in his face. 
     He screams out of surprise and drops his stuff.

     INT. MATH CLASS  SECONDS LATER

     Will is sitting down at his table. He is rubbing his 
     head. EMILY and RENE walk up and sit down. 

                                WILL
                    I can't tell you how much I'm 
                    awaiting three o'clock.

                                EMILY
                    Cause of vacation?

                                WILL
                    Well, there is that. But I can't 
                    take all this...
                          (searches for word) 
                    spirit. 

                                RENE
                    There's nothing wrong with a little 
                    spirit.

                                WILL
                    Little? In gym class, when I was 
                    showering Brian Layton has his nuts 
                    painted with the school colors. The 
                    right was blue. The left was white.

     Rene and Emily laugh at this.

				   WILL 
                    That's pushing it too far.

     INT. ENGLISH CLASS  SAME

     Brock and Brian sit, listening to the teacher, MRS. 
     MITCHELL.

                                MITCHELL
                    Now, since it's the last day before 
                    break and because of the game 
                    tomorrow we're going to write an 
                    essay about the crazy things that 
                    have been happening.

     Brian and Brock seem disappointed.

				   MITCHELL
                    At has to be at least ten sentences. 
                    And I only want positive things. 
                    Nothing negative.

     Brock leans into Brian, talking quietly.

				   BROCK
                    How the hell are we suppose to do 
                    that?

     Brian shrugs.

				   MITCHELL
                    You have until the pep rally at one 
                    thirty.

     She sits. The class quickly gets to work. Brian and 
     Brock are the only ones who have to think about this.

				   BRIAN
                    How the hell are we going to do 
                    this?

     Brock shrugs. The both begin to stare at the papers in 
     front of them.

     INT. SPANISH CLASS  SAME

     Most of the class are talking. We notice that Reicther 
     is sitting in the back. MR. KLINE gets their attention.

				   KLINE
                    Ladies and gentleman. I have an 
                    announcement to make.

     Everyone quiets down.

				   KLINE
                    I've just been informed that do to 
                    the overcrowded seating for the 
                    pep rally, we'll be seated next to 
                    the band.

     Reicther doesn't like this idea.

				   REICTHER
                            (to himself) 
                    Crap.

     INT. MATH CLASS  SAME

     Will, Rene, and Emily still sit. This time, JOSH HAMM 
     has joined them. They have all stopped working and are 
     now talking.

                                JOSH
                    You know, what I would pay good 
                    money to do?

                                WILL (V/O)
                    Lose weight? Ha ha. Ba zing!

     Will looks around and realizes that he didn't say 
     anything.

				   WILL (V/O)
                    Man I wish the others heard that.

                                RENE
                    What's that?

				   JOSH
                    I would pay good money to be in the 
                    locker room before tomorrow's game.

     Rene and Emily nod their head. Will seems confused.

				   WILL
                    Wait, why the would you want that?

				   JOSH
                    C'mon, Coach Chase's speech before 
                    the game would be the greatest.

     Will stares at him, like he's an idiot.

				   WILL
                    It wouldn't be that great. Now, if it 
                    were like a movie he would give a 
                    five minute emotional speech where 
                    he would cry at the end. And this 
                    motive our team so much we would 
                    win. Unfortunately, we live in 
                    Indiana. Here, Jerry Springer is 
                    considered masterpiece theater. 

     Rene and Emily laugh. Josh smiles, but doesn't like how 
     he bashed his dream.

				   WILL
                    It will probably go a little 
                    something like this.
                         (imitating coach)
                    "Sorry I'm late. I got backed up in 
                    traffic. Um...a famous person once 
                    said...this one's for all the 
                    marbles. So go out there and win 
                    those marbles."

     Rene and Emily laugh harder. Josh joins in by laughing.

				   EMILY
                    God. You're got no spirit what so 
                    ever do, Will?

				   WILL
                    I can't get very excited about a 
                    group of guys who call "assface" 
                    every morning. That's like Jews 
                    getting excited about Nazis.

     INT. ENGLISH CLASS  SAME

     Brian and Brock try to work, but seem to have a bad case 
     of writer's block.

     CLOSE UP ON BRIAN'S FACE:

     He begins to write.

				   BRIAN (V/O)
                    "Spirit week is...

     Brian begins to think.

				   BRIAN (V/O)
                    "Spirit week is...

     Brian gulps, like he's about to do something bad.

				   BRIAN (V/O)
                    "...good."

     Brian sighs.

				   BRIAN
                            (to himself)
                    That felt wrong on several levels.

     Brock finishes up writing and gets up. He walks up to 
     Mitchell and hands her his paper. He begins to head 
     back.

				   MITCHELL
                    Wait, Brock.

     Brock stops and turns back to her.

				   MITCHELL
                    I've just got look over this,
                    quickly.

     She begins to read over it, pleased so far. She gets to 
     spot, and looks up at Brock.

				   MITCHELL
                    (shocked) Brock! Well, I think we 
                    both know you need to fix this 
                    paper.

     She hands Brock the paper back, and he walks away.

     When he returns to his seat, Brian seems eager.

				   BRIAN
                    What'd you write?

     Brock lifts the paper and points. Brian reads it and 
     smiles.

     INT. MATH CLASS  SAME

     Rene and Will are still seating. Emily and Josh have 
     left.

				   WILL
                    What does a person do during a pep 
                    rally?

				   RENE
                    Um...rally...your pep for the team.

				   WILL
		     (sarcastic) You're very helpful, you 
                    know that?

				   RENE
                    To be honest, I'm not sure what the 
                    hell will happen.

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    All right, everyone gather their 
                    things. The rally is going to begin 
                    soon.

     INT. ENGLISH CLASS  SAME

     Brock and Brian sit. They look guilty.

				   BROCK
                    That was the hardest thing to ever 
                    write.

     Pause.

				   BRIAN
                    I feel like I've killed somebody or 
                    something.

     Pause.

				   BROCK
                    I feel the need to take long cold 
                    shower.

     Pause.

     CLOSE UP ON CLOCK:
 
     It strikes: "1:30."

     Brian looks up and notices it.

				   BRIAN
                    Ah, crap.

     INT. MATH CLASS  SAME

     Rene is now talking to Emily. Will is looking up at the 
     clock. The loud speaker comes on.

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    If, all the freshmen could make 
                    their way to the gym. We're going 
                    to start the pep rally.

     Will sighs. He stands and leaves frame.

     INT. GYM  SAME

     In the corner of the bleachers are the BAND. The Spanish 
     class are seating themselves next to them. Reicther 
     looks around for a seat and sees the only empty one is 
     next a TUBA PLAYER. He sighs, but doesn't move. Mr. 
     Kline comes up behind.

				   KLINE
                    C'mon, Mr. Reicther. Take a seat.

				   REICTHER
                    Do I have to seat there?

				   KLINE
                    Is there anywhere else to sit?

				   REICTHER
                    No.

				   KLINE
                    Then I guess you sit there.

     Reicther walks up to the seat and sits down. He eyes the 
     Tuba Player. The Player doesn't notice him and blows 
     into his tuba. Reicther jumps at this. He begins to eye 
     the Player. The Player doesn't notice.

     ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BLEACHERS -

     Will, Brian, Brock, and Casey are walking up the 
     aisle. The four turn and scrunch into a row. The group 
     sits quiet for a second.

				   WILL
                    This sucks ass.

				   BROCK
                    What the hell are we having a pep 
                    rally for?

				   BRIAN
                    The team won something...a game I 
                    think. And now, there going to play 
                    another game...or least that's what 
                    I think.

     Casey is looking forward before...BAM! A pair of beads 
     hit him right in the eye.

				   CASEY
                    Owwww!!!

				   WILL
                    You bastards!

     Will picks up the beads and is about to throw them back.

				   CASEY
                    Wait! I still want the beads.

     Casey takes the beads. Just then JUSTIN JOHNSON walks up 
     the aisle. He notices Will sitting on the edge. He rubs 
     Will's hair.

				   JUSTIN
                    Hey, Willie.

     He walks away. Will looks forward, angrily. The others 
     are looking at him. 

				   CASEY
                    Will, you're not going to anything 
                    stupid are you?

				   WILL
                    Not physically. But right now, in 
                    my mind, I'm kicking the shit out 
                    of him.

     The lights dim.

     REICTHER -

     The band begins to play, while Reicther grabs his ears 
     like their in great pain.

     THE GUYS -

     They all look around, confused.

				   WILL
                    What the hell is going on?

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    Ladies and Gentleman, please 
                    welcome...your Centerville 
                    Bulldogs!

     Suddenly, TWELVE TEENAGE BOYS run out on the Gym floor. 
     The audience on the bleachers go nuts, except for the 
     guys. They look around.

     The audience going nuts lasts for a minute, before 
     things quiet down. COACH CHASE walks up in front of the 
     guys, with a microphone.

				   CHASE
                    Hello, everybody.

     He is greeted with applause.

				   CHASE
                    Please, please. I don't deserve it. 
                    If anyone does, it should be these 
                    fine gentlemen behind me.

     Everyone begins to clap. Brian seems annoyed.

				   BRIAN
                    Jesus Christ, are these guys going 
                    to applaud at everything?

				   CHASE
                    Now, before I go on, Principal 
                    Stevens would like to say something.

     PRINCIPAL STEVENS walks out onto the court.

     REICTHER -
 
     The band begins to play again. He covers his ears.

				   REICTHER
                             (to himself)
                    Son of a bitch.

     Stevens grabs the mike.

				   STEVENS
                    Well, I don't know about everyone 
                    out there but I'm proud of my 
                    Centerville Bulldogs. Now it's not 
                    like this happens everyday.

     As Stevens goes on with his speech, The guys look bored 
     and space out.

                                                         SWIPE TO:

     A FEW MINUTES LATER -

     Stevens is just finishing up his speech.

				   STEVENS
                    That's why I declare today, Bulldog 
                    day.

     The audience goes wild again. Brian leans over to 
     Will.

				   BRIAN
                    Does he really have the power to do 
                    that?

     Will shrugs. Now, a group of CHEERLEADERS enter onto the 
     gym floor.

				   CHEERLEADER #3
                    All right, who wants to win some 
                    prizes?

     The audience continues to go nuts.

     While everyone goes nuts, The guys look at each other 
     and begin to have a normal conversation.

				   CASEY
                    So did you guys find out what sport 
                    they won at?

				   BROCK
                    I don't think they said.

				   BRIAN
                    They had to say.

				   WILL
                    No, actually I think Brock might be 
                    right. See I ne 

     Just then, I small fluffy thing hits Will in the head.

				   WILL
                    What the hell?

     He picks it up, to reveal that it's a SUBWAY SANDWHICH.

                                WILL
                    I was just attacked by a low fat 
                    sandwich.

				   CASEY
                    We keep getting by things. It's 
                    like a fucking war, man.

				   BRIAN
                    I hope this thing doesn't last too 
                    much long.

     Will unwraps the sandwich and takes a bit. He quickly 
     swallows and looks disgusted.

				   WILL
                    It's got that loaf stuff on it.

     Will just randomly tosses it forward.

     INT. HALLWAY  MINUTES LATER

     Brian, Will, Brock, and Casey quietly come through the 
     gym doors. They are followed by a large crowd.

				   WILL
                    Free at least, free at least, THANK 
                    GOD ALMIGHTY I'm free at last!

     INT. STUDY HALL  MINUTES LATER

     Reicther sits at his table alone, feeling his ear. Will 
     and Brock come up and sit down.

				   WILL
                    That's all that was? It was 
                    basically them just saying "we're 
                    going to win" for half an hour.

				   BROCK
                    It was pretty stupid.

				   REICTHER
                    I think it would be funny if we 
                    lose. I mean, after all this 
                    build-up.

				   WILL
                    What's wrong with your ear?

				   REICTHER
                    They sat me next to the tuba player.

     Brock has a good laugh over this. Will smiles.

				   WILL
                    How well can you hear?

				   REICTHER
                    Barely.

     Justin Johnson is walking in the background. He's got an 
     idiotic smile on his face. Brock notices him. Justin 
     walks, and is talking to someone off camera. He quickly 
     trips over a stack of boxes. The contents spill all over 
     the floor. Will and Brock begin to laugh.

				   REICTHER
                    Did you guys hear that?                   

                                                        FADE OUT.
                           
                            END OF EPISODE








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