Browsers script
Browsers  Episode #Pilot (2013)
Synopsis: Written by 12-time Emmy-winning comedy writer David Javerbaum (The Daily Show) and directed by Don Scardino (30 Rock), Browsers is a musical comedy set in contemporary Manhattan that follows four young people as they start their first jobs at a news website and features actress Bebe Neuwirth.

JOSH (O.C.)

I’m a grown-up man in my childhood room.

I am out of work and in the womb.

INT. - KITCHEN TABLE

JOSH, NOW DRESSED SLOPPY IN JEANS AND AN A GAME OF THRONES TSHIRT,

SITS EATING COUNT CHOCULA. HIS FATHER AND AN

ATTRACTIVE BLONDE TWENTY YEARS HIS JUNIOR SIT NEXT TO HIM,

TALKING AND FLIRTING. JOSH LOOKS MISERABLE.

JOSH (V.O.)

But today I'm launching a new career

That’ll get me the hell out of here

INT. - STARBUCKS

HE IS AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE. NOW HE SINGS “OUT LOUD,”

THOUGH AS ALWAYS NO ONE ELSE HEARS IT.

JOSH:

And give me my life!

(To the cashier)

BROWSERS - 10/25/12

JOSH (CONT'D)

Yeah, a double-shot espresso.

(To himself)

This is my life!

CASHIER:

Want a pastry?

JOSH:

Yeah, I guess so.

INT. - BUS

HE SITS ON A CROWDED COMMUTER BUS HAVING HIS ESPRESSO AND

SCONE. HE SINGS WITH FOOD IN HIS MOUTH.

JOSH:

This is my life,

Not a pastime.

Now at last I'm

On my way.

HE BEGINS TYPING INTO HIS CELLPHONE. THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE IS

IN THE BACKGROUND.

JOSH (CONT’D)

So start tweetin’ the news...

A TWEET APPEARS IN A BUBBLE IN THE CORNER OF THE SCREEN LIKE

A REAL TWEET, FROM HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT @MODERNVALJEAN: “On

way to first Day at Gush. #NervouslyPredisillusioned”

JOSH (CONT’D)

I'm leaving today!

HE SMILES.

EXT. - PENN STATION

GABE, 22, BLACK, GAY, STRIDES THROUGH PENN STATION, FASTER

AND MORE CONFIDENT THAN OTHER COMMUTERS. HE SINGS PROUDLY TO

THE CAMERA.

GABE:

So much injustice worth fighting!

So many wrongs worth destroying!

I’m gonna go make a difference!

It’s gonna make me annoying!

EXT. - CHELSEA

PRUDENCE, 22, CHINESE-AMERICAN, STONED, STANDS IN AN URBAN

PARK, TRYING TO DISCREETLY SMOKE A JOINT. SHE COUGHS HER WAY

THROUGH NEARLY ALL HER MELODY, BARELY SINGING A WORD.

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David Javerbaum

David Javerbaum is an American comedy writer. Javerbaum has won 13 Emmy Awards in his career, 11 of which he received for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. more…

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