I haven’t done enough twitter news results for a best of this week, but let me offer a screenplay idea.
I have always wanted to write a screenplay called The Stepford Comedians, where a newly arrived guy to the small Perth suburb of Dangerfield, begins to notice that the wives of his new neighbours and colleagues are unnaturally witty. His wife scorns the idea, even as she begins to frequent to small town comedy scene.
To his horror, he notices that his wife suddenly develops incredible comic timing. She’s doing perfect deadpans, pratfalls, double takes, quadruple entendres, amazing repartee.
He confronts the other husbands, and he realises that even though they know something is wrong, they don’t say anything because their womenfolk have become just SO DAMN FUNNY.
After research at the local comedy museum, he becomes convinced that all Dangerfield wives have been replaced by gynoids, robotic woman comedians.
He tries to escape, but his wife convinces him he is mistaken, distracting him by doing Abott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” routine and then going straight into The Parrot Sketch.
She lures him to the local standup venue, where he is attacked by the comedian wives led by a murderous Magda Szubanski.
As they attack, he says “I don’t get no respect.” but Magda plunges a knife into him. His last words are “Tough crowd.” which gets him some respectful light laughter from the killer robotic female comedians.
What do you think? Any producers out there?
(c) The Lazy Aussie