Of late, I’ve been feeling dry and uninspired (wonder if there’s an ointment for that). Anyway, I know this isn’t the best thing next to double stuffed oreo cookies, but its the first sketch in a while that I didn’t have to strap myself to the keyboard to write. I really didn’t know how to approach the topic this week. Since I barely understand the Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, I thought that it would be fun to see how kids might look at it. Eh. Or not. In any case, I had fun writing this.
INT. GIRL’S BEDROOM – DAY
A group of 10-year-old BOYS and GIRLS congregate in an obviously girlish bedroom. SUZY stands in the middle of the room draped in an adult-sized power pantsuit and pearls. JOHNNY and LISA stand around waiting for something to happen while BILLY, wearing an adult-sized grey button down shirt – complete with rolled up sleeves, tie, and a Wolverine battle claw – jumps up and down on the bed.
What are we doing, again?
Billy plops down on the bed.
We’re playing house. I’m Ruth and you’re Bernie Madoff