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                          THE LUNCHROOM                                
                               
                           Episode Five
                        "The Camping Trip"

                                
                           Teleplay by
                   Vincent Biga & Edward Drogos
                                
                                
                            Story by
                          Vincent Biga
                                
                               
                           Created by
                          Bruce Snyder
                                
                                
                                                               
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Bruce Snyder
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Vincent Biga
                                
                          STORY EDITOR
                        Melinda Waterman                                

                                 



                                 CAST LIST

		Will Cooper.................................
		Joel Mayberry...............................
		Brian Vandele...............................
		Brock Warner................................
		Reicther....................................
		Casey Jennings..............................
		Chris Hughes................................
		Stacy Cifaretto.............................
		Mr. John Parker.............................

 
                              GUEST CAST LIST


		Jill Reicther............................... 
		Mrs. Hackford............................... 
		James....................................... 
		Learning Disability Teacher.................
		Cathy....................................... 
		Richard..................................... 







     Copyright  Bruce Snyder 

     TEASER

     FADE IN:

     INT. CAMP SITE  DAY

     On a sandy shore of large lake, there are three tents on 
     the ground waiting to be set up.

     Off to the left a rocky hill goes off into the distance 
     and to the right, there is a trial leading off into a 
     wooded area surrounding the entire lake.

     We hear people coming down the path and the leaves 
     rustling, then Reicther, Will, Brock, Casey, Chris all 
     walk down the path carrying various things.

     Casey has an overstuffed backpack while the other guys 
     carry small coolers or other small bags.

                                REICTHER
                    And here we are the base camp!

                                CASEY
                    Great...Now where can I put my 
                    stuff? This bag weighs a ton.

     Joel struggles down to behind the rest of them 
     from the trial, having a hard time maneuvering a 
     wheeled bag over the uneven ground.

                                JOEL
                    Why did I get the one with the 
                    wheels?

                                CASEY
                    Because you didn't want to carry 
                    anything. Now, which tent is mine?

                                REICTHER
                    I don't think you understand Casey. 
                    This is where it all begins.

                                WILL
                    Oh what, this speech again?

                                REICTHER
                    From here we will boldly go where 
                    no one has gone before.

                                JOEL
                    It's just the woods in your 
                    backyard...

                                REICTHER
                    To seek out and find new life the 
                    likes of have never been seen 
                    before!!

                                CASEY
                    That's great but -

                                REICTHER
                    Hang on I'm not finished. To 
                    document and capture specimens of 
                    unknown origin 

     Everyone walks past him while he's talking.

                                REICTHER (CONT'D)
                    Hey, I said I wasn't finished!

     Joel runs the wheels over Reicther feet making him yelp 
     in pain. Seeing that no one is listing to him, Reicther 
     follows them to the tent.

     Casey looks around the campsite with a disappointed 
     expression on his face.

                                CASEY
                    Hey, Reicther. I'm no expert and I 
                    don't mean to complain but this 
                    isn't exactly the ideal spot for 
                    camping.

                                REICTHER
                    Quit complaining and just set up 
                    your tent somewhere. There is 
                    nothing wrong with this spot.

     Chris, Will, Joel and Casey go about setting up Casey's 
     tent.

                                BROCK
                    Actually this spot is horrible. I 
                    was about to say something about 
                    that myself.

                                REICTHER
                    What's wrong with it? I spent hours 
                    trying to find a good spot, and do 
                    you know how hard it is to set up 
                    one of those tents?

                                BROCK
                    It must be difficult for you to 
                    set up a tent seeing you have no 
                    idea to pick out a camp site!

     Brock begins to walk around the campsite, first he walks 
     to the big tent.
 
                                BROCK
                    Just look at it!

     Brock throws up his arms.

                                BROCK
                    That side is higher up than that 
                    Side. I don't think this part 
                    should stick out so far and the 
                    door is in the water.

     Brock walks over to one of the small tents.

                                BROCK
                    And then there's my tent...

                                REICTHER
                    What's wrong with it?

                                BROCK
                    Oh, I don't know maybe just that 
                    its on top of a lot of rocks, I 
                    have a feeling it won't be pleasant 
                    to sleep on.

                                REICTHER
                    Hey, it's not my fault you picked 
                    that spot to put your tent.

                                BROCK
                    There is no place else!

     Reicther turns and points at the rest of the guys, Casey 
     and Chris are struggling to put up Casey's tent while 
     Will and Joel are sitting in lawn chairs, talking.

					REICTHER
			Casey found a spot.

					BROCK
			There's a ditch right behind his tent.
			One wrong move and his tent will slide
			right into it.

There is a short pause.

					REICTHER
			He still found a spot.

					CASEY
			Yay, I got it!

Casey's tent appears to be up but then collapses in the middle 
leaving the middle sticking straight up in the air.

					CASEY
			Oh wait never mind.

					WILL
			Funny, you've never had trouble
			pitching a tent before.

Everyone except Casey laughs.

					REICTHER
				(to Brock)
			You help Casey with his tent.

					BROCK
			Me, why me?

					REICTHER
				(to Will and Joel)
			Hey there's still some stuff up at the
			house you guys come help me carry it
			down.

Will, Chris, Joel both hop up and start toward the path.

					REICTHER (CONT'D)
				(to Brock)
			That's why.

As Reicther walks away Brock scowls at him, in the background we see 
Casey get tangled in the tent fabric.

					CASEY
			Ahh help me!!

										CUT TO:

     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

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

     AFTER CREDITS:

INT.  BRIAN'S ROOM - MORNING

It is pitch black even though the digital clock reads 12:27.  There 
are blankets over the windows. Brian is sprawled out on the bed 
under a blanket. Stacy barges into the room and turns on the light.

					STACY
			Wake up.

					BRIAN
				(face in the pillow)
			No.

					STACY
			I have a present for you.

					BRIAN
			Go awa - What is it?

					STACY
			I'm giving you my car!

Brian gets up slowly and looks at her funny, there is a long pause.

					BRIAN
			You're out of your fucking mind.

Stacy looks hurt.

					STACY
			What, why not?  It's a great little
			Car.

					BRIAN
			Its also pink.

					STACY
			So?  With all the dark colors you wear
			you need a something bright and
			cheery.

					BRIAN
			I'm not driving a pink car!

					STACY
			Come on! I'll even teach you how to
			drive.

					BRIAN
			I'm taking drivers ed.

					STACY
			If I teach mom won't have to pay
			anything!

					BRIAN
			But people who go through drivers ed
			don't have to wait as long to get
			their license, also they don't have to
			take a test to get their learners
			permit and they get a cut on
			insurance. Not to mention Dad is going
			to get me a car for my birthday, so
			there's really no need for me to take
			your stupid car.

There is a short pause.

					BRIAN (CONT'D)
			But most importantly it's pink.

Stacy sighs in frustration, a phone sitting on Brian's desk rings 
and Stacy quickly picks it up.

					STACY
				(irritated)
			Hello?

Brian, lays back down.

					STACY (CONT'D)
				(continued)
			Oh, hi Daddy...

Brian sits back up.

					STACY (CONT'D)
				(continued)
			Yeah he's right here.

Stacy hands Brian the phone, he shoos her out of his room, after 
she's gone he puts the phone to his ear.

					BRIAN
			Hello?

INT. PATH - LATER

Reicther, Joel and Will make their way through a path towards 
Reicther's house, talking about nothing in particular. Reicther 
looks up and notices something.

					REICTHER
			Hey its Brian!

The camera pans to the left to see Brian standing in Reicther's 
backyard. Reicther, Joel and Will all enter the frame.

					WILL
			Hey Brian where's your stuff?

					BRIAN
			Yeah, about that...I can't come.

					REICTHER
			Why not?  You said you could
			yesterday!
					BRIAN
			I'm sorry okay, something came up.

					JOEL
			What came up?

					BRIAN
			My dad wants to teach me the basics of
			driving .

They are all quiet a moment.

					REICTHER
			Yeah right if you don't want to come
			you just should have said so.

					BRIAN
			Dude I'm not lying! I would never try
			to weasel my way out of something
			unless I had an actual reason for it!

					REICTHER
			I've never seen or even heard mention
			of your dad what makes you think I
			should believe you?

					BRIAN
			What are you saying?

					REICTHER
			You don't have a dad!!

					BRIAN
			What!?

					JOEL
			Yes he does.

They all look at Joel.

					WILL
			Yeah, I've seen him too, only at a
			distance though...and it was dark.

					JOEL
			Well I had dinner with him.

					BRIAN
			You talk like he's a monster from a
			horror movie.

Suddenly Brock enters.

					REICTHER
			I thought you were helping Casey!

					BROCK
			Let him figure it out.

					CHRIS (O.C.)
				(calling over)
			Twinkies!

					BROCK
			Oh yeah, Chris wants Twinkies.  What
			are you guys talking about?

					BRIAN
			My dad.

					BROCK
			Oh...

Brock becomes silent too.  Brian sighs.

					JOEL
			I remember that dinner like it was
			yesterday...

We close up on Joel's face and the image gets all wavy like in flash 
back sequences.

					JOEL (CONT'D)
			I went to Brian's house last summer on
			a Saturday, turns out dad offered to
			go out for pizza.  Brian offered to
			take me, being polite I accepted...

										DISSOLVE TO:

INT.  PIZZA RESTAURANT - FLASHBACK

We see the back of WALTER VANDELE'S head, Brian's father. The CAMERA 
then rotates until we can see Walter's face. He seems to be the 
opposite of Brian. Chiseled chin. Black, short hair. Well built. 
(Like Bruce Campbell)

					WALTER
			So, Brian this is your friend Joe, 
			well its nice to meet you Joe.

					JOEL
			Uh actually its Joel... sir.

					WALTER
			Oh sorry about that Joel, Brian why
			don't you ever introduce me to any
			over your friends huh?

Brian opens his mouth.

					WALTER
			Oh I'm just kidding. Say you boy's
			like the rock and roll? Let me go to
			the juke-box.

Walter gets up and leaves.

					JOEL (V.O.)
			And his Half Brother was there as
			well.

The camera pans to see the back of the head of ANTHONY VANDELE, 
Brian's older Half-Brother.

					REICTHER (V.O.)
			Wait a minute, since when does Brian
			have a half brother?

					JOEL (V.O.)
				(annoyed)
			Shut up, it's my story. As I was
			saying, Brian's brother was there too.

The CAMERA ROTATES again until we see Anthony from the front. He too 
is the very opposite of Brian. Young. Blonde Curly hair. Good looks. 
Like Shawn Ashmore.

					ANTHONY
			So Joel how much does Brain pay you to
			hang out with him?

Joel can't help but chuckle.

					BRIAN
			The going rate is five bucks better
			get in it while you can.

Walter's head returns as Pink Floyd's "The Wall" starts to play.

					WALTER
			I couldn't find anything good so I
			picked something great!

Walter laughs and begins to snap his fingers to the beat. A waitress 
walks up. Joel continues to be amazed by Walter and Anthony.

INT.  PATH - PRESENT

Will, Brian, Reicther, Brock, and Chris are standing around Joel.

					JOEL
			And that is my story of how I met
			Brian's dad.

					REICTHER
			Oh fascinating, well any way.  Can you
			come back tomorrow Brian?  We'll be
			here all weekend.

					BRIAN
			No sorry, Stacy wants to take me out
			and 'teach me the right way to drive'
			as she put it.

					JOEL
			So, wait both your dad and your sister
			are going to teach you how to drive?

					BRIAN
			Uh, yeah...I guess.

					REICTHER
			Oh come one!!  If you don't want to
			come just say so!

					BRIAN
			No its not that I'm serious!

Suddenly Walter walks up.

					WALTER
			Hey Brian, what's the hold up we need
			to get going. Oh, hi Joe!

Walter waves. The guys wave at Walter feebly and they are all 
wide-eyed. 

					BRIAN
			Well see you guys later I guess.

Brian walks off. They are stunned for a moment.

					REICTHER
			E-gads!  I thought Brian's dad was
			just a myth, I guess Brian was a
			genetically engineered, test tube
			baby, modeled to be the perfect son.

					WILL
			If he was genetically engineered to be
			the perfect son why is he overweight
			and can't get along with a certain race?

					CHRIS
			Which race?

					WILL
			Human beings.                             

There is a slight pause.

					CHRIS
        I'm going to back to the camp site and 
        make sure Casey hasn't broken anything.
        
        		WILL
        Pretty tall order there, Chris.

Chris walks off. Reicther is still trying to think.

					REICTHER
			But...Uh...

Everyone walk to the house.

					REICTHER
			Stacy turned out pretty good though!

INT.  PATH - A LITTLE LATTER

We see Reicther, Brock, Joel and Will walking back down the path 
with some food and a radio.

					REICTHER
			Brian's dad looked weird.

					BROCK
			You should have seen him with the
			goatee.

					REICTHER
			I can only imagine that.

They come to a fork in the road.

					JOEL
			Which way?

					REICTHER
				(looks)
			Um...I think, this way.

They turn left and Will, who is leading the way, trips over 
something and falls over, the other guys start laughing at him 
as he gets up.

					JOEL
			Nice move.

					WILL
				(confused)
			Was that tree always there?

He looks at surroundings.

					WILL
			I've tripped over this tree before.

					JOEL
			I'm not surprised.

They continue.

										CUT TO:

INT.  WALTER'S CAR - LATER

Walter is driving and Stacy is in front, Brian is in the back 
looking out the window.

					BRIAN
			So, dad, what else do I have to learn
			about driving?  Don't you think it is
			a little more simple than people make
			it out to be?

					STACY
				(to Walter)
			You know, I think you are right, maybe
			he is a little too young to drive...

					WALTER
			Alright Stacy, calm down. Now, Brian,
			I'm sure you know all about wearing
			your seat belt, speed limits, and
			drinking and driving.
				(getting dramatic)
			But, let me ask you, what would you do
			if you're driving and a large cow
			flies off from a cattle truck and is
			heading tail first into your
			windshield. What do you do?

					BRIAN
			Wake up, because I'm dreaming and I'm in
			the movie "Twister."

Walter finds his very funny and starts to laugh.

					WALTER
			Oh, good one Brian.

					STACY
				(annoyed, to Brian)
			If you let me teach you at least you
			would have learned something.

					WALTER
			Oh, don't worry Stacy, I'm taking
			Brian to a empty parking lot. We'll
			teach him everything there.

					BRIAN
			That's all fine and dandy, but I think
			that more important question is, what
			kind of car am I going to get on my
			birthday?

We can see Walter's head lean closer to Stacy.

					WALTER
			Maybe I will need your help.

					STACY
				(looks back at Brian)
			Oh good.

Brian rolls his eyes, and looks out the window again.

										CUT TO:

EXT.  PATH - LATER

Reicther, Brock, Joel and Will are still waking trying to get back 
to Base Camp.

					WILL
			I think we turned the wrong way.

					BROCK
				(annoyed, tired)
			No, lets clarify.  Reicther led us the
			wrong way.

					REICTHER
			How was I supposed to know there would
			be so many paths?

They hear noises coming from behind them.  They all turn around at 
once to see nothing.

					JOEL
			Rabbit.

					REICTHER
			A fat ass rabbit.

They all turn around again and see Casey standing right in front of 
them. Once again Will trips over something, falling back on Joel and 
the rest of them resulting in them falling back like dominos.

The radio slips out of Will's hand and rolls down the embankment.

					WILL
			Shit, my radio!

As it bounces down the hill it turns on and plays Destiny's Child's 
"Loose My Breath" full blast.  Casey is laughing as the rest of them 
get off each other.

Will looks down the hill to his radio.

					WILL
				(to Casey)
			Guess who's getting my radio.

					CASEY
			Down there...

					WILL
			Yep.

Will slaps Casey on the back and makes him slide down the slippery 
hill a little.  He is able to get to the bottom and turn off the 
radio.

					REICTHER
			How is it down there?

					CASEY
			Um, dirty... But there is another
			path.

					BROCK
			Should we go down there?

					CASEY
			I think you should because I can't get
			back up!

					REICTHER
			Lets go.

The rest of them slide down the same way and brush the dirt off them.

					WILL
			Oh god!

					CASEY
			Yeah it's a little smelly too.

										CUT TO:

INT.  WALTER'S CAR - LATER

Brian is in the drivers seat now with Walter in front and Stacy 
behind him. They are parked in an empty parking lot of a mall.

					WALTER
			Okay, after you turn it to the left,
			then to back you turn it to the right,
			until you get back to the center...
				(Brian does this)
			And then, to go right, you...

					BRIAN
			Yeah, I had no idea it worked like
			that...

					WALTER
			Good, its coming back to you know.
				(he taps Brian on his
				 shoulder)
			Once you've checked your surroundings,
			analyzed your situation, you are ready
			to go.

					BRIAN
				(looking around)
			I'm in a deserted parking lot, what do
			I have to analyze?

					WALTER
			Pedestrians! Shopping Carts! Parking
			lot rage!

					STACY
			Run away Watermelons!

					WALTER
			That's not funny, Stacy.  Brian, do
			you understand?

					BRIAN
			I guess...

					WALTER
				(exited)
			Good!

He slaps Brian on his back, making Brian jump and hit the gas. The 
car speeds forward and to the right over the curb and in between two 
light posts.

					WALTER (CONT'D)
			STOP!  STOP!  TURN!  TURN!

Brian spins the wheel around and slams on the breaks. This makes the 
car spin around making skid marks on the pavement before coming to a 
stop.

					BRIAN
			Oh my god!

He and Stacy cant help but laugh. However, Water is angry.

					WALTER
			Turn it off.
				(Brian does)
			Do you think you are a stunt driver
			or something!

					BRIAN
			No.

					WALTER
			I think I'll take it from here. Get
			out.

Brian and Walter get out and switch places. Walter starts up the car 
again. He looks forward and sees a light post in front of the car.

Walter then looks behind him, there is another light post inches 
away from his back bumper.

OUTSIDE CAR -

The car is pinned, front and back, between the two light posts that 
Brian drove through before.

BACK INSIDE -

Walter looks back to Brian who is in disbelief.

					WALTER
			Well you got us into this.

										CUT TO:

EXT.  A DARKER PATH - LATER

Will, Brock, Reicther, Joel and Casey are still walking.

					CASEY
			Okay, I really don't even know what
			state we are in now.

					WILL
			Where are you leading us, Reicther?

					REICTHER
			I'm not leading you anywhere. I'm
			just trying to get back to base camp.

They continue to walk.

					WILL
			Reicther, what would Captain Kirk do?

					REICTHER
			He'd kick your ass. If I remember it
			right Shatner beat up a few Klingons
			in his prime.

					BROCK
			Aren't Klingons from Star Wars?

					REICTHER
			No, Klingons in Star Trek, Ewoks from
			Star Wars.

They finally break through the bushes and walk onto the edge of the 
lake and look upon a bunch of little cabins.

					CASEY
			This isn't base camp!

					BROCK
			Thank you Mr. Obvious.  I don't know
			where this is.  We must be somewhere
			on the northern part of the lake.

They walk up to one of the cabins.  There is a sign that has been 
distorted by time but you can make out half the letters. Casey picks 
it up.

					CASEY
			Looks like...Camp Witch-you-wan
			something...I can't make out the
			rest.

					JOEL
			Camp Witchyouwantama!

					CASEY
			What?

					JOEL
			This is Camp Witchyouwantama!  I used
			to go there when I was a kid.  
				(he turns to Will)
			Remember, this is where I met you.

										DISSOLVE TO:

EXT.  CAMP - OBSTACLE COURSE (FLASHBACK) - DAY

A climbing wall is in the view of a group of seven-year-old boys as 
CAMP COUNSELOR explains to them their mission.

					CAMP COUNSELOR
			Okay, so you'll run to the wall, in
			pairs, climb over it, climb through
			the tires, walk across the balance
			beam, and run back across the finish
			line through the tunnel.  Billy and
			Joseph, you go first.

They stand up and prepare to race.

					CAMP COUNSELOR (CONT'D)
			Alright, on your marks, get set... Go!

The rest of the boys start to cheer as a seven-year-old Joel walks 
up to another seven-year-old, Will.

					YOUNG WILL
			Hi.

					YOUNG JOEL
			Hi.  Do you like "Pinky and the
			Brain?"

					YOUNG WILL
			Yeah!

					YOUNG JOEL
			I think the counselors have a TV in
			their lunchroom.  Do you want to go
			watch it?

					YOUNG WILL
			Sure!

They walk off.

										FADE BACK TO:

EXT.  LAKE SHORE - MOMENTS LATER

They snap back to reality.

					WILL
			I never went to summer camp. I met you 
        when I was eleven.

					JOEL
        (confused)
			Really?

Joel seems shocked, then confused again.

					JOEL
			But wait, that place was miles away!
			This can't be it.

					REICTHER
			Yeah, I went here too. We must have
			been on the bus for over an hour.

					BROCK
			I came here once and on my first day 
        fell and broke my arm. My moms where 
        here in like ten minutes to take me to 
        the hospital.

					CASEY				
			How the hell did you do that?

					BROCK
				(softly)
			I don't want to talk about it.
				(to Joel)
			So wait, is this must be the camp
			then, right?

					JOEL
			I has to be!  Look around!
				(points out different
				 buildings)
			That's my old cabin... that's the
			Arts and Crafts Building.. and
			that...that was creepy camp keeper
			Carl's cabin.

					CASEY
			You remember Carl too?

					JOEL
			Oh yeah, he was so cool.  I remember
			once, he snuck in...

The rest of them notice something behind Will and take a step back.

					WILL (CONT'D)
				(he notices the rest of
				 them)
			What?

Will turns around to see a Man, CARL, wearing dirty overalls, and 
holding something behind his back.

					CARL
			Hello.  I wasn't expecting company.

					WILL
			We weren't expecting to visit.  

					JOEL
        Um, you wouldn't happen to be Carl would
			you?

					CARL
			I am.  You wouldn't happen to be that
			Mayberry boy would you?

					JOEL
			Yeah, you remember me?

					CARL
			No, it's on your jacket.

Will looks down to his jacket, it has "J. Mayberry" embroidered on 
his left lapel.

					JOEL
			Ah, so I do. See the reason I know
			you is because my friend and I...

Joel tries to get the rest of them to stand closer to him but they 
take another step back.

					JOEL (CONT'D)
			Remember you from that... back then.

					CARL
				(angry)
			Oh, don't talk to me about that god
			damn camp. They threw me out on my
			ass faster that those inspectors ran
			out of here after they got back those
			results of the soil samples.

					CASEY
			Soil samples?

					CARL
			Oh, a little arsenic never hurt no
			one.  I've lived here since the camp
			closed.  And I still have my health,
			my sense of humor, and my curiosity.
			What are you boys doing up here?

					WILL
			We're lost.

					CARL
			Lost?

					CASEY
			Yeah, we were trying to get back to
			the camp site, but we took a number of
			wrong turns.

					CARL
			I see.

					REICTHER
			What time is it?

					CARL
				(checking his watch)
			Just after three.

					WILL
			Oh my god, how long has Chris been
			sitting there?

					CARL
			Who's Chris?

					JOEL
			Oh, he's our other friend. He's back at 
        the camp site.

					WILL
			Would you mind showing us how to get
			back to Reicther's house?

					CARL
			No problem.  I have a map in my house.

He pulls out a cane from behind his back and starts to walk over to 
his house, the gang doesn't follow. Carl turns around.

					CARL (CONT'D)
			Oh come on...I may look a little
			scary but I won't kill you.  You know
			it's kinda fun seeing people react to
			me.

They take a few steps forward, and walk with Carl.

					BROCK
			Hey, you know what would be really
			funny...

										CUT TO:

EXT.  THE CAMP SITE - LATER

Chris is sitting alone on a log by the lake shore. He checks his 
watch. It's 3:30 PM.

					CHRIS
			That's it I give up!

He stands up and turns around to see a towering figure wearing a 
catchers helmet and brandishing a baseball bat, standing behind him.

Chris screams and turns to the left and crashes into a table. He 
rolls onto the ground and scrambles into his tent, and frantically 
zips up the door.

INT.  CASEY'S TENT - CONTINUOUS

Chris is as far away from the door, but now he is trapped.

					CHRIS
			That was stupid.

The zipper slowly unzips from the outside and suddenly Brock, Joel 
and Reicther jump into the tent making Chris scream like a little 
girl.

EXT. THE CAMP SITE - CONTINUOUS

Joel and Reicther drag a petrified Chris out of the tent laughing 
hysterically. Chris takes his mask off and puts down the bat.

					CHRIS
			Who is that?

					JOEL
			This is Carl. He was grounds keeper
			for a camp we used to go to.

					CHRIS
			And what, you just take him out to
			scare the shit out of your friends,
			after they have been sitting here for
			hours waiting for you.  That's not
			funny!

Chris begins to walk away, when Reicther pulls something out of his 
bag.

					REICTHER
			Chris...

Chris turns around to see Reicther holding a bag of Twinkies in his 
hand. Chris is conflicted.

					CHRIS
				(walking over)
			Nice to meet you, Carl.
				(grabbing the Twinkies)
			I'll take those.

										FADE TO:

EXT.  PARKING LOT - LATER

The sun is setting and Walter, Stacy and Brian stand behind 
construction cones surrounding their car because a large forklift is 
driving up to the car to lift it out.

					BRIAN
			Stacy, I think I may want your car
			because dad might not buy me a car a
			soon as I thought.

					STACY
			I don't see how that it will work
			because dad wont be letting you get
			your license as soon as you thought
			either.

They continue to watch as the car is lifted up and moved.

										FADE TO:

EXT.  THE CAMP SITE - EVENING

Reicther is putting some more logs on the fire while Joel and Will 
put marshmallows on sticks. Brock is in his sleeping bag, reading a 
magazine and Chris is trying to make shadow puppets on the side of 
the tent. Casey is looking at the stars above him.

Suddenly they all turn around because of a noise from behind them.

					CHRIS
			Did you have another surprise guest
			for me?

					BROCK
			No.

A beam of light from a flashlight breaks through the trees and 
seconds later Brian steps into view.

					BROCK
			Brian!

Brian walks over and sits down next to Joel and Will.

					WILL
			How the hell did you find us?

					BRIAN
			Your smoke signals.

					JOEL
			What?

					BRIAN
				(pointing to the campfire)
			That smoke trail can be seen from
			about a mile away.

					REICTHER
			Really... cool.

They start to put the marshmallows into the fire.

					CASEY
			So how did the driving lesson go?

					BRIAN
				(thinking)
			Good.  But the good news is, I can be
			here for the rest of the weekend.

					REICTHER
			What, Stacy lost interest in teaching
			You too?

					BRIAN
			Something like that.

Suddenly the crunching of leaves can be heard coming from the trees 
around them. They all look up.

					REICTHER
			What is that?

A dozen FIREFIGHTERS in yellow jackets running with long fire hoses 
come out from amongst the trees surrounding the campfire.

Chris is so shocked that he lets his marshmallow catch on fire. Once 
the Firefighters see the small campfire they all stop running and 
just look at the gang.

A HELICOPTER flies above them. The HEAD FIREFIGHTER pulls out his 
radio.

					HEAD FIREFIGHTER
			Jimmy!  False alarm.  Don't dump the
			water!  Abort!

					FIREFIGHTER
			What do you have to say for
			yourselves?

					REICTHER
			Isn't Smokey Bear supposed to show up?

Reicther nervously smiles but notices that the firefighters are 
angry. Chris notices his marshmallow is on fire.

					CHRIS
			Marshmallow's done.

                                                        FADE OUT.

     (Over the end credits, "Happy Jack" by The Who plays 
     over them.)
                           
                            END OF EPISODE






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