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Saturday, January 31, 2009

JOE CAN'T WAIT

And the winners are:
Joe Pendleton - Tie between Warren Beatty (37%) & Jude Law (37%)
Mr. Jordan - Jack Nicholson (50%)
Cheerleader - Tie between Reese Witherspoon (37%) & Cameron Diaz (37%)
Thank you for voting!

BACKSTORY

Quarterback, JOE PENDLETON, is looking forward to leading his team to the Super Bowl when he is involved in a terrible collision with a truck. An over-anxious guardian angel on his first assignment plucks Joe out of his body early, believing his death is imminent. Joe arrives in the afterlife.

He refuses to believe that his time is up. Upon investigation, the mysterious MR. JORDAN discovers that Joe's not destined to die until much later. Unfortunately, Joe's body has already been cremated so a new body must be found.

FADE IN:


INT. RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM. TAMPA, FLORIDA - DAY

JOE PENDLETON and MR. JORDAN stand on the sidelines of Super Bowl XLIII; Joe WHISTLING exhuberantly.

JOE
Ever since I can remember, all I've ever
wanted was to be a quarterback.

MR. JORDAN
You may get lucky, but I wouldn't count on
it, Joe.

Early in the game, a quarterback is tackled.

JOE
This is it!

As Joe runs to the downed quarterback, he rises and joins his teammates. Joe GRUMBLES, watching the teams go head to head. Soon the opposing team's quarterback goes down.

JOE
This is it!

However, the quarterback collects himself and dashes towards his team; Joe left stunned and in a state of exasperation.

This dance of quarterbacks falling and Joe's attempts to enter their bodies repeats for hours. Aching and exhausted, he hobbles to Mr. Jordan, then collapses.

JOE
Take me, God. I'm ready.

MR. JORDAN
Don't worry, Joe. The next will be yours.

JOE
(whispers)
I can't wait.

When the game ends, THOUSANDS rise and CHEER in exaltation; except one. A CHEERLEADER faints.

MR. JORDAN
There.

Painfully following Mr. Jordan's glance at the cheerleaders,

JOE
Beautiful. But I can't move let alone
make a pass.

MR. JORDAN
The stretcher is nearing. Now, Joe. From
here on, you won't remember anything
that's happened.

As he slowly rises, he nods.

JOE
Where is it?

MR. JORDAN
Behind you. Good bye, Joe.

As he collapses onto the stretcher,

JOE
So long, and thanks.

As Joe disappears, a sprightly CHEERLEADER sits up. Examining her surroundings,

CHEERLEADER
Where am I?

She climbs off and bumps into Mr. Jordan.

CHEERLEADER
Pardon me.

Mr. Jordan stares at her.

CHEERLEADER
Wasn't it the most exciting game ever?
I thought I fainted, but, here I am!

MR. JORDAN
Joe?

She looks around quizzically. Clutching his arm,

CHEERLEADER
C'mon, cupcake. Let's celebrate.

MR. JORDAN
But, I'm a man!

CHEERLEADER
I'll say!

As he breaks free and steps back,

MR. JORDAN
Joe, I've got to leave.

As he steps up his pace,

CHEERLEADER
Where are you going?

Mr. Jordan runs for the hills,

CHEERLEADER
The night's young!

Joe, er, the cheerleader on his heels.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

i beati said...

too much ..I'm seeing Warren Beatty prancing off hahahah

i beati said...

I can see Jenny Mc Carthy as cheerleader.hahaahha

Hello Mary Lou said...

So, cute!

Borut said...

‘SOO-REAL’!

American football
Is a mystery to me.
I love mystery!:)

Mama Zen said...

I can see Jenny McCarthy as the cheerleader, too!

Poetikat said...

Did not see that coming!

Kat

Anonymous said...

Cute switcheroo. Your imagination runneth over!

LarryG said...

cute twist, It would work great on the big screen too!

Devika said...

Interesting, petra

gave a good laugh,
Borut directed me here :))

wishes,
devika

Rowena said...

I could have seen Jessica Alba as the cheerleader...no oops...isn't she off somewhere quoting Wikipedia? Kidding, kidding of course.

tipper said...

Hilarious! Petra this would have made a good premise for a Superbowl commercial!

Tammy said...

When I first started reading it I did not expect that to happen! Wow, very cool!

PV said...

lol.