Humor Script posted June 22, 2022


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Continuation of Prelude to First Date

First Date -Act Two

by BethShelby


SCENE TWO
Time Period: Late 1950’s

Characters:
Betsy: 17-year-old high school senior.
Matt: Young man in early twenties. Betsy’s first date.
 
Setting:  Matt’s 1957 black Pontiac sedan.

Fade in:

Matt holds the car door open on the passenger side, and Betsy slides in. He goes around and gets in and starts the car.


Betsy: I like your car. It is much nicer than that old gray thing I saw you driving last summer.

Matt: I borrowed my brother’s car. I was trying to impress you, too. I still have that old gray thing, as you so elegantly put it.

Betsy: Oops… Sorry, I didn’t mean to insult your car.

Matt: Where is this movie you are so anxious to see? I was expecting to just sit awhile and get acquainted. We really haven’t talked before. When I first saw you at your uncle’s cafe last summer, we hardly got a chance to say two words.

Betsy: There’s no movie. I just wanted to get you out of the house before my daddy came back. He’s on the rampage.  Can we just drive somewhere?

Matt: Are you always this devious?

Betsy: Only when the situation calls for it. I was protecting you.

Matt: What’s up with your daddy? Should I be worried? Does he have guns?

Betsy: Duh… This is the south. Of course, he has guns. Doesn’t everybody? But he hasn’t ever shot anyone, yet. He just doesn’t want me dating.

Matt: Is it me, or does he have a problem with all your dates?

Betsy: What dates? This is first time I’ve been on a date. He doesn’t like any guy who wants to go out with me.

Matt: Well, now you’ve got me worried.  Do you have any sisters that date?

Betsy: Nope! I don’t have any sisters or brothers. I’m an only child.
 

Matt: You are?  Are you petted?

Betsy: Petted?  What do you think I am?  A cat or something?

Matt: Well, only children are usually spoiled. Do you smoke… or drink?

Betsy: No, I’m not spoiled, and no, I don’t smoke or drink.  What is this? The inquisition?

Matt: I’m just trying to get to know you. I’m glad, you don’t smoke or drink. I don’t either, and I don't date girls who do. How about if we stop somewhere and get a cup of coffee?
 
Betsy: I don’t drink coffee, either, and I don't date boys who do. ... Just kidding!.... I guess I could get a coke or hot chocolate.

Brief fade out and slowly fade back In.
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Time: 2 hours later…

Matt is driving Betsy back home.


Betsy: Wow! We sat in the restaurant for two hours. I guess we kind of broke the ice. I feel like I know you better.
 
Matt: Would you like to go out again?  Maybe we could go to a drive-in movie, next Saturday night. I’ll be out of town until then. I’ll be staying in Jackson and looking for a job.

Betsy: Sure, I’ll go. Pick me up around seven.

Matt: What about your daddy?  Will he let you go?

Betsy: He works late on Saturday. Besides, if he sees you haven’t harmed me in any way, hopefully he'll be appeased. I think he’s mostly bluster and not really that dangerous.  But just in case… Let me out at the driveway. I’ll walk the rest of the way.

FADE OUT….
 
 
 

 



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It was suggested I continue the "Prelude to a Date." Since I need to write two more scripts anyway, I decided to take it step further.
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