From CH Staff on
A new predator prowls the top of the corporate food chain.
By Kevin Corrigan, Caldwell Tanner & Brian Murphy
INT. DINOSAUR OFFICE - TERRY'S OFFICE CRAIG, RICHARD, TODD, SHEILA and INTERN sit lined up. TERRY is at the front of the room. An easel in the front has the Dinosoft Limited logo on display. TERRY Everyone, I've got some exciting news. The company has been sold. EVERYONE Oh no! / Redundancies! / My 401k! TERRY Don't worry. As long as I'm here, your jobs are safe. In fact some of you may even end up in management. Terry winks at Craig. Craig gets excited. TERRY Now please welcome your new CEO, Bruce Velosi. C.U. on the door handle. It opens a la the kitchen raptor scene in Jurassic Park. Enter BRUCE wearing a slick suit with slick black hair. He draws a big X over the Dinosoft logo. BRUCE The company is dead, people. Everyone gasps. BRUCE All these years you've been working at Dinosoft Limited. Bruce rips the logo page from the easel, revealing a line graph. It reads "Dinosoft Limited: Possibilities", the line extends to the top of the chart. BRUCE Welcome to Dinosoft Unlimited. Where the possibilities have no limits. He rips the page off, revealing another chart. It reads "Dinosoft Unlimited: Possibilities". It's the same as the first chart, but has no top and the line extends to the top of the page. Bruce pulls a handful of glitter from his pocket and lazily throws it. Dinos ooo and clap. BRUCE Any questions? SHEILA Will you keep bran muffin Tuesdays? BRUCE No. Try bran muffin every days. Murmurs and excitement. CRAIG What's your policy on Hawaiian shirt day? BRUCE My policy is "Aloha!" More excitement, and murmurs. INTERN What are your long-term goals? BRUCE Excellent question... Bruce whips him with his tail, he flies out the window. BRUCE ..for a nerd. I've been the CEO of 10 different companies this quarter, and I didn't do it by thinking about the future. Any more right now questions? RICHARD Hi, I'm Richard. I work here. Will there be opportunities for advancement at Dinosoft Unlimited? BRUCE You tell me, new general manager. RICHARD Wow! Thanks Dad! BRUCE Not your dad. Craig looks concerned. TERRY Actually Bruce, I'm the general manager. BRUCE Not anymore. I just fired you. TERRY I understand. Terry picks up a plant, cries and smashes through the wall. Two-shot: Richard leans over to Craig. Bruce drones in background. RICHARD What a meeting, hey Craig-o? You got Hawaiian shirt day, and I'm everyone's boss now. CRAIG (through gritted teeth) Yes. That was unexpected. RICHARD I know! Here I was thinking you'd be my boss someday because you're so much more qualified! I gotta call my wife and tell her the good news. Beat. RICHARD Do you know how to use a phone? Terry crashes back in through the wall, still crying. He gathers things from his desk in a box and crashes back out. TITLE CARD: TO BE CONTINUED