Bundles of the morning editions are tossed onto the curb
from passing trucks. The various headlines blare:
"RAINBOW RANDOLPH BUSTED ACCEPTING BRIBE"
"FCC PROBES KID SHOW BIZ"
"CORRUPTION IN KRINKLELAND"
INT. TELEVISION STUDIO - DAY
The Rainbow Randolph/Krinkle Kid set is being dismantled.
Backdrops are rolled up and the giant rainbow centerpieceis wheeled off. Workers with push brooms sweep up tonsof glittery "magic Rainbow dust."
INT. NETWORK BOARDROOM - KIDNET - DAY
We are TIGHT ON the sweating face of a MAN who looks likehe's about to be executed.
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is standing at the end of a long conference table as theNETWORK BRASS glares at him.
(addressing the brass)
Gentlemen, let me be the first to
say, in all sobriety, that I'm asshocked and outraged as all of -
The network CEO, a hog of a man, cuts him off.
Save it for the papers, Stokes.
We've got nervous sponsors and anangry public -- a combinationuglier than two monkeys fucking.
What are you doing about it?
Well, sir, I'm currently in theprocess of compiling a list ofviable replacements and it's myhope...
Clean replacements? With
background checks? I assure you,
Mr. Stokes, this network cannot
survive another Rainbow Randolph.
The goddamn P.R. department lookslike the Jim Jones camp.
Another EXECUTIVE chimes in.
Remember, Stokes, this was yourdog that crapped on our rug.
We trusted you, Frank. And now
we're in a tight spot. We have to
post our quarterly earnings nextmonth, for Christ's sake.
Whoever takes that slot has to be
a straight arrow. Clean as a
Right. Someone who'll take the
heat off. One of those sweater
types. Any chance of luring FredRogers away from P.B.S.?