1 EXT. SAN FRANCISCO - DAY 1
OPENING CREDITS and MUSIC play as dawn breaks over thecity by the bay. Sounds of intense SEXUAL EXERTION FADE
2 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 2
In what is more workout than lovemaking, NELSON MOSS (36)
thrusts vigorously into ANGELICA (32), lying spreadeagled
on her back. An ALARM goes off, and on cue,
Nelson climaxes. OPENING CREDITS and MUSIC FADE OUT.
Finished, Nelson hops to his feet on his way...
That was good...
Ambivalent, Angelica watches as Nelson enters thebathroom.
Top dog, big dog, bad dog...
3 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BATHROOM - DAY 3
Who's the best dog? It's my dog.
4 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 4
Towel-wrapped, Nelson keeps talking as he crosses the
It's the big, bad dog.
Angelica pulls on her underwear as she watches Nelsonexit.
5 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - LIVING AREA - DAY 5
The penthouse is orderly and stark. Entering, Nelsongrabs an incoming fax, turns on a coffeemaker and picksup a remote control. Ignoring a stunning view of thecity, he closes the blinds and turns ON FIVE TELEVISIONS.
6 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 6
Fax in hand, Nelson speed-dials on a cell phone as hepasses Angelica. Entering a walk-in closet, he dressesin a hurry.
Number one dog, dog at the top -Slow
We need to talk.
How about those Vitagirl numbers?
Yeah, looking good.
(to Angelica, fakeinnocent)
Talk about what?
He sees the look on her face, turns his head, rolls his
eyes and mouths "us" as she says:
He mouths "shit," then turns to flash her a reassuringsmile, holding up a finger to wait as he finishes hiscall.
We're T-minus 72 hours from fast
food fame or oblivion. Ready tosign off on this copy?
Nelson makes an apologetic face to Angelica, uses work toavoid dealing with her, hurries into the living room.
Meet you in twenty.
7 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - LIVING AREA - DAY 7
He hangs up the phone, and takes a deep breath. He is in
a state of extremely jangled nerves. He pours a giantcoffee, praying Angelica will stay in the bedroom as hechannel-surfs on all five TVs, stopping on a hot dogcommercial.
Catching a good one, he switches sets to the samechannel. Braces himself as she enters, wearing undies.
Us. Right. Hey -- isn't theresome kinda limit on 'us' talks?
You know, one okay, two ifnecessary, three, cruel andunusual.
He flashes a smile and bolts, evading her once again.
8 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 8
Nelson re-enters the closet and finishes dressing,
Good dog, great dog...
You forgot about my parents,
I can't make it. I'm sorry.
Nelson, this is their third tripto the city. This is important to
And this account is very important
(sees how hurt sheis)
Come on, it's Doctor Diggety,
it's practically an Americaninstitution.
Hey -- does that play? American
Stop it -- you know there areactually people who don't work 24hours a day. They stop. Relax.
Dressed in chic clothes, Nelson grabs his suitcase.
Yeah, and I'm late for mine.
He rushes out, the door slamming shut behind him.
9 INT. ELEVATOR - DAY 9
Sleepy Madison Avenue types surround Nelson, wide awakeas he talks on his cell phone.
-- Look, I'm not sure I like the
tagline anymore, it's working toohard, needs to be deadpan. I
wanna play with it for a fewhours -VINCE
Cut it out, man, copy's good.
Apply the 'If it ain't broke'rule.
10 INT. JABE & DUNNE - DAY 10
The elevator opens onto an advertising agency, abuzz withactivity. Nelson is met by VINCE HOLLAND (36). Walkingside-by-side, both men continue talking into theirphones.
That rule applies to mediocrity.
We want perfection.
What we want is a check, Nelson.
And bonuses. And promotions.
You worry too much.
I worry because worrying aboutlosing keeps you winning.
Suddenly aware of themselves, they pocket their phones asan OFFICE MANAGER hands Nelson an advertising award.
Congrats, Nelson. You got the AdAge for the Pelican spot.