Project: Zeeks.com

Details: Zeeks.com, a Web site for kids, featured five host characters. This script was for a Halloween animation starring the hosts.

Matt Gets Crowned Kingly

Setting:
It’s Halloween night. The scene is a yard with a gate and a walkway leading up to a front door. A fence is visible at the far end of the yard. Each kid will be silhouetted and in profile as they walk toward the door. It’s obvious that they are wearing costumes. But, they are only visible from the waist up. What their costumes look like in silhouette versus fully lit will be completely different. They each have a huge bag of candy.

Action:
Cut to a mid-shot of the gate opening. Tamara enters looking like an exotic queen with a headdress.

Tamara:
This is the best Halloween ever!

Action:
Andy enters looking like a hunchback.

Andy:
I think they’re always good.

Action:
Nikki enters looking like a police officer.

Nikki:
I think the best Halloween is always the one that’s happening RIGHT NOW.

Action:
Margo enters looking like a two-headed monster.

Margo:
True, very true.

Matt enters looking like a piece of abstract art.

Matt (muffled):
Hey, these new chocolate-raspberry-marshmallow-nugget-coconut bars are great.

Action:
Cut to shot of the front door. Tamara steps up to the door and into the porch light. We see her costume in the light. She’s dressed as a scary monster.

All Kids:
Trick or Treat!

Action:
The door opens and out pokes the head of a man with an incredibly funny face. He has a fancy bowl with candy in it. He drops some candy into Tamara’s bag.

Man:
Oh, how cute, a bunny rabbit!

Tamara:
But I’m a….

Action:
Andy jumps up to the step rushing Tamara out of the way. He’s an astronaut with a giant backpack.

Tamara (off screen):
Thank you.

Action:
The man drops candy into Andy’s his bag.

Man:
Ooh, a robot like you definitely needs some candy.

Andy:
Uh…yeah. Thanks.

Action:
Andy leaves. There is a pause. Then Nikki steps slowly and gracefully into the light. She’s a princess ballerina with a tiara.

Man:
Ahh, a monster!

Action:
The man drops candy into her bag.

Nikki (confused and slow):
Thank you mister.

Action:
Nikki leaves. Margo jumps forward. She is a hobo with a cigar and a nap sack on a stick. The man puts some candy into her bag.

Man (alarmed):
I didn’t know that puppies smoked cigars? You should eat candy instead!

Action:
He puts more candy in her bag.

Margo:
Thanks a lot!

Action:
Margo leaves. Matt steps up. He is dressed like a clown and he looks exactly like the man.

Matt:
Hey man, great costume!

Action:
Matt shoves his bag forward.

Man:
It’s NOT a costume!

Action:
Cut to kids walking, silhouetted and in profile, back down the walkway. Tamara is in the lead. As each kid speaks they step into view.

Tamara:
This is the best Halloween ever!

Andy:
Did he guess all of our costumes wrong?!

Nikki:
Monster? A monster? A monster in tights?

Margo:
Arf! Arf! (laugh) What did you get Matt?

Action:
Matt steps into view and he’s wearing the fancy candy bowl on his head upside down. As he walks pieces of candy tumble to the ground.Fade to black