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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Do You Believe Fortune Cookies?

And the winners are:
John Cusack (50%) as Josh
Debra Messing (60%) as Elaine
Luke Wilson (40%) as Paul
Helen Hunt (40%) as Susan
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT./INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT. CHINATOWN - NIGHT

Reveling, four FRIENDS enter a Chinese restaurant after watching the Chinese New Year Parade. As they're escorted to their table by the MAITRE D',

PAUL
How long have we kept up this tradition?

SUSAN
Since law school.

JOSH
I have to come clean. My favorite part of
a Chinese dinner are the fortune cookies.

ELAINE
(smiling)
Mine too, Josh. They're fun.

PAUL
I had a few that were pretty right on.

SUSAN
C'mon, Paul. Who takes them seriously?
They're purely entertaining.

ELAINE
Once I had one that said a woman who
seeks to be equal to men lack ambition.

PAUL
Ouch!

JOSH
How true is this? The greatest danger
could be your own stupidity.

SUSAN
(laughing)
Or he who laughs last is laughing at you.

JOSH
(smiling)
How about a closed mouth gathers no feet.

PAUL
Whoever thinks up these sayings should
get some kind of literary award.

ELAINE
I've got an idea. Since it's Josh's birthday,
why don't we give him our fortune cookies.

JOSH
Thanks, Elaine.

Josh and Elaine exchange loving glances. When the cookies arrive,

SUSAN
Hurry, Josh. What do they say?

He carefully pulls out each fortune and reads them aloud.

JOSH
A secret admirer will soon send
you a sign of affection.

Elaine smiles. Reading the next,

JOSH
The one you love is closer than you think.

Paul and Susan glance at Josh and Elaine, grinning.

PAUL
Is the universe trying to say something?

ELAINE
And the last one?

JOSH
One who admires you greatly is hidden
before your eyes.

ALL
Oooooh.

Josh rises, kneels and holds Elaine's hand.

JOSH
In front of our dear friends, will you
marry me, Elaine?

As she bows her head, she notices her fortune cookie.

ELAINE
Oh, I forgot to give you mine.

He quickly pulls the fortune and reads,

JOSH
Do not marry the man holding your fortune.

ELAINE
(whimpers)
Why not?

SUSAN
For that, you'll need a crystal ball.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


13 comments:

Poetikat said...

Good one! I hope she's just joking. Great little script, Petra. I really enjoyed this.
Love your TCM box in the sidebar. 'Anchors Aweigh" is a great, fun film.
Oops! I haven't done the poll yet...going now.

Kat

Hello Mary Lou said...

This was great.

Borut said...

If you want a snowball of wisdom, a Chinese restaurant will do!?:)

Rowena said...

Perhaps she should ask for a pre-nup first? :lol:

Mama Zen said...

This one is really cool!

"A woman who seeks to be equal to men lack ambition."

I have that on a sign hanging on my wall!

White Rose said...

Mama Zen beat me to it, but I loved "A woman who seeks to be equal to men lack ambition."


This was so much fun and for some reason made me hungry. :D Mmmm chinese food!

PV said...

Saved by a cookie. Or perhaps not. Entertaining. Thanks pv. PV

tipper said...

Oh I loved it!!! I was surprised by the ending-but loved it anyway. Wish I could see the look on all their faces when they heard the last fortune.

Peter Rozovsky said...

I once got a fortune cookie that said: "You will soon find a new career." That was years ago. The bloody thing lied.
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MuseSwings said...

Great script! I like the fortune cookies best too. How about "He who reads this fortune has recently eaten Chinese food.

LarryG said...

"Someone in Alabama is thinking of you" :)

Tammy said...

So what happens next? Does she marry him?

Jay said...

Hahaha! There should be one that says 'he who believes fortune cookies deserves his own fortune!'

Mmm. John Cusack! Nice. ;)

(*Mumbles* Didn't see Johnny in there today)

LOL!