Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Simpsons – Family Matters – Shaun Richens.


PAGE ONE – 7 PANELS.

1.1
EXT. The First Church of Springfield. It is a bright, crisp and clear morning.

The sign outside the church reads:

Today:
Wedding.

Sunday:
Salvation Salsa Lessons. Learn to Jive like Jesus.

REVEREND LOVEJOY: (From inside the church)
We are gathered here today.

1.2
Cut to inside the church, an aged Reverend lovejoy stands at the pulpit. His hair is greying and his face is wrinkled. He looks happy though.

REVEREND LOVEJOY:
To join these two young lovebirds in holy matrimony.

1.3
Close up on the bride, an older very beautiful LISA SIMPSON. She wears an elegant and classy wedding dress, she smiles warmly at her future husband (who is off panel.)

NO COPY

1.4
Cut to a two shot of HOMER and MARGE SIMPSON. They sit in the front row of the church; they are dressed up in all their finniest for their daughter’s big day. Homers stubble is greying and he wears small reading classes, bar a few wrinkles and the blue tint of her hair having faded slightly Marge is still a vision of beauty.

Older versions of MOE, DOCTOR HIBERT, BARNEY, APU and NED FLANDERS can be seen in the seats behind.

A tear rolls down Homers cheek from under his glasses.

MARGE:
Are you crying Homey?

1.5
Cut to close up on Homer who is quickly wiping the tear away.

HOMER:
Uhh no.

1.6
Repeat of the two shot from 1.4. Homer is now crying even more, Marge has linked her arm into his and nuzzles her head into her dear husbands shoulder.

HOMER:
She looks just as beautiful as you did on our wedding day.

HOMER:
I’m so glad she got your looks.

MARGE:
Oh homey still the sweet talker.

1.7
A page wide panel, a beautifully framed photo sits on the mantle piece in the Simpsons living room.

The photo shows old couple Homer and Marge, they stand either side of the grown up Lisa in her wedding dress. A grown up BART stands next to his mother, his arm around her pulling her close. He wears a very nice suit, which he fills out well, now sporting a belly very similar to his fathers. A teenage MAGGIE stands next to Homer. She wears a very elegant bridesmaid dress, but with big black doc martin boots, this is punk rock teen Maggie.

The sun is shining in the photo and the whole family smile enjoying the moment.

NO COPY.

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