The sound of a CRYING BABY breaks the silence. The camera
follows and finds the CRADLE: a DRAWER tucked snugly into a
blanket hanging like a hammock between two chairs. An
exhausted SAM POPS up from his bed, behind the hammock. He
swings the hammock, hoping against hope the baby will go back
Didn't you just fall asleep, little
(Lucy cries harder)
Okay, if you say it's time to get up,
then it's time to get up, time to get
(Sam sniffs the air)
Oh my, oh my, oh my. Quite a bit of
He rushes over to the kitchen counter and unsnaps the baby's
pajamas, revealing a cloth diaper held together with
promotional buttons: one says "Hertz, #1 for Car Rentals",
the other a picture of Magic Johnson and reads "Go, Lakers,
Go!" Sam undoes it.
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. Let me
see let me see let me see.
Sam attempts to clean and diaper her. He finally manages to
pin the buttons so that it at least stays on.
You look very beautiful this morning,
He holds her up, and the diaper falls down around her ankles.
We pan across a row of diapers on a supermarket shelf:
HUGGIES, PAMPERS, EXTRA ABSORBENT PAMPERS, LUVS...
INT. WALMART - DAY
Sam stares at the "Great Wall of Diapers", awed. He reaches
for the Pampers, balancing Lucy, then the Luvs, no, the
Huggies. Sam stops moving, Lucy starts CRYING, so he jogs in
place. Sam decides on one of each. He heads to the FORMULA
AISLE. Gerber, Carnation, Carnation Iron Fortified. He
stops. Lucy WAILS. WE HEAR THE SONG "HELP, I NEED SOMEBODY"