EXT. TOWN - MORNING
Tight on the wheel of the paper boy’s bicycle we pull out
to reveal the suburban paradise of New Holland. It's a
sea of cookie-cutter houses on cul-de-sac'd streets named
The town comes complete with its own ersatz Dutch
windmill, which lazily turns on the hillside above.
A BIKE-RIDING PAPERBOY delivers the morning news.
EXT. VICTOR'S HOUSE / STREET - MORNING
Sparky runs out the front door and grabs the newspaper
for Dad. Dad kisses Mom goodbye.
See you later, sweetie.
Have a good day!
Dad heads to his car.
Sparky picks up the newspaper in his mouth, then trots
back to the house, where Victor is waiting.
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Victor! Come on honey your going
to be late. Go put Sparky in the
Come on Sparky!
Victor takes Sparky around to the side of the house. He
throws a ball for Sparky which lands on the edge of his
neighbours meticulous garden lawn.
Good morning, Mr. Burgemeister!
Next-door neighbor BURGEMEISTER is trimming his box
hedge. The Mayor of New Holland, Burgemeister is
slightly OCD and largely insufferable.
Your dog has been sniffing around
my Dutch Dazzlers. The other day
I caught him peeing on my
I'll keep an eye on him.
Victor continues to walk to the backyard.
Go on Sparky. That’s right. Good
Sparky trots after Victor. Victor puts him in the back
yard and waves good bye.
See you later!
Burgemeister picks up his own newspaper and unfolds it to
read the front page.
INSERT NEWSPAPER: The headline reads “MAYOR
BURGERMEISTER TO KICK OFF DUTCH DAYS.” A photo shows
Mayor Burgemeister complete with sash and hat.