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Rated: E · Script/Play · Children's · #1514493
When a friend is adopted, Wilt gets depressed and wonders why he is still at Foster's.
intro
int house - daytime
A new friend has arrived at Foster's and Wilt is showing him around.
WILT
Nice to meet you, Hoop. I can't believe a kid thought up such a great idea like you!
HOOP
Yea, well, he really liked basketball, so what better to create than a hoop, right?
WILT
Heh. Right!
HOOP
I'm even adjustable!
Hoop adjusts himself to 1 foot off the ground all the way up to the ceiling a few times before returning to Wilt's height.
WILT
Wow! We should play basketball sometime. I'll finally be able to jump and dunk if I play with you!
HOOP
Let's play right now!
WILT
Good idea! The back yard is over here.
Wilt and Hoop walk off, while Mac and Bloo come down the stairs. Bloo talks of a new toy that he NEEDS to have and is trying to convince Mac to let him get it.

BLOO
C'moooooon! Why can't I buy the new Wintendo?
MAC
Because, Bloo, you don't have money.
BLOO
Yea I do! See?
Bloo waves around some dollar bills
MAC
That's monopoly money, and MOST stores don't take that stuff.
BLOO
SO? We'll just have to find a store that does!
Mac and Bloo keep walking and run into Frankie. She is busy cleaning up around the house, mostly picking up Bloo's toys.
MAC
Frankie, can you explain to Bloo why he doesn't need a wintendo?
Frankie picks up more toys.
FRANKIE
Bloo, you have too many toys already. Just play with what you have.
Frankie tosses a paddle ball to Bloo. He tries it, but, as usual, he can't do it right. He throws it off to the side and continues to plead for his Wintendo.
BLOO
C'moooooon! I'll let you play if you buy it for me.
FRANKIE
I won't have time to play it, and neither will you. After all, you ARE helping with this weekend's adoption days, right???
BLOO
Sure, sure. (beat) But I bet I could be even MORE helpful if I were throughly trained in the art of jujitsu kung fu karate killers 9! Now available in stores and online.
Bloo smiles up at Frankie, like a cute puppy.
FRANKIE
No, Bloo!
Frankie walks away. Mac laughs.
int living room - the next day
Wilt and Hoop are watching basketball together. Their team scores the game winning point.
ANNOUNCER
And that's the game! The Dragons win!
WILT AND HOOP
YEA! Woo!
WILT
Wow, what a great game!
HOOP
Yea!
WILT
It's so great to have someone to watch basketball with, hoop.
HOOP
Yea, I've been into basketball since (beat) well, all my life!
WILT
HAHA! You're awesome, man.
Wilt and Hoop continue to hang out all day, complete with cheesy music and video montage behind them.
int hallway - a few days later
Wilt is spinning a basketball and bouncing it down the hallway. He is on his way to see Hoop. As he reaches Hoop's door, he realizes that something is wrong.
WILT
Hey, Hoop! Wanna go play a game of ...
Wilt stops in mid sentence and is shocked to see that Hoop's bedroom is completely empty. Mr Herriman is there, taking a few sheets off the bed for the laundry.
Mr Herriman
Ah, master Wilt. How are you?
WILT
W-where's Hoop?
MR HERRIMAN
Why, nobody told you? Master Hoop was adopted this morning.
Wilt looks like he's about to lose it, but he keeps it together as always.
WILT
Oh (beat) well (beat) that's great. Good to hear. Yea. Uh (beat) I better get going.
Wilt wanders out of the room and back down the hallway, slowly. Mr Herriman goes back to folding some sheets and leaves the room as well.
Now we catch up with Bloo and Mac. Bloo still won't give up his chances of getting a new Wintendo. He proposes his new plan to Mac while they play the old games in the arcade.
int arcade
BLOO
Ok, listen to this. The Wintendo is only $300 and I have...
Bloo reaches into his pocket and pulls out a few coins.
BLOO
(beat) 17 cents! Wow, more than I thought! Ok, so I have 17 cents and if I pay one cent every week, and I usually found at least 2 or 3 pennies every week, I can have the whole thing paid off by (beat)
Bloo does some math in his head.
BLOO
(beat) by the time you're 56! Isn't that great, Mac?
MAC
(sighs)
Bloo! They won't let you pay it off THAT slowly! And besides, in a few weeks, there will be ANOTHER toy that you ABSOLUTELY need to have!
BLOO
Poor, poor Mac. You're just a pessimist. That's why I'm going to go SOOOO far in life and you don't have a chance. And let me tell ya, Mac, I can only let ya ride my coattails for so long.
Mac rolls his eyes.
MAC
Ugh! You're not getting a Wintendo, Bloo. Give it up! Besides, look at all these games you have around here!
BLOO
But Maaaaac! All these games are old! I beat them all a million times already!
MAC
Yea, but you never got the high score on any of them.
BLOO
True (beat) That that only PROVES how stupid all these games are! I need a whole new set of games, worthy of my precious time and energy.
MAC
Heh, yea right!
Wilt wanders into the game room, slowly. He goes straight for the basketball game and doesn't greet Mac or Bloo.
MAC
Hey, Wilt.
No response.
MAC
Wilt?
Still no answer. Mac and Bloo walk over to talk to Wilt.
MAC
Wilt? You ok? Is something wrong? You don't look so good.
WILT
(Sigh) No, no, I'm fine. I'm great, actually! Yea, that's it.
BLOO
You SURE, man? You can tell us if you have a problem.
WILT
No, no, everything is ok. Like it always is.
Mac and Bloo look at each other for a second, knowing there is a problem. They decide to give Wilt his space.
MAC
Ok, well, we're gonna go, then.
BLOO
Yea, nice talkin' to ya, buddy. Cya later!
Mac and Bloo leave the room while Wilt keeps shooting baskets.
WILT
Yea, later. I'll be here. I'll always be here.
INT HALLWAy
The two walk down the hallway and run look back to the arcade, confused at what just happened.
BLOO
Huh.
They run into Frankie on her way to do more chores around the house.
MAC
Hey, Frankie. Have you noticed Wilt acting (beat) strange lately?
FRANKIE
Yea, definitely. He seems so down.
MAC
I wonder what it is. I feel like we should do something special for him.
FRANKIE
Great idea, Mac! We could make him those quadruple chocolate chip basketball cookie he likes so much!
MAC
Sure! That'd be great!
FRANKIE
Meet me in the kitchen in ten minutes.
MR HERRIMAN
(over the loud speaker)
Miss Frances! There is a crooked painting on the 5th floor!
FRANKIE
Ugh! Make it twenty.
MAC
Cool! You hear that, Bloo, we're gonna ...
Bloo has a pen and a sheet of paper in hand. He is recalculating his payment plan.
BLOO
Yea, yea. Ok, MAAAAYBE I can do 3 cents a week for the next 14 years, but no more than 4 cents! People don't drop enough coins around here!
Mac snatches the paper away and crumbles it up and throws it in the trash and begins to walk away. Bloo follows quickly behind.
BLOO
MAC! C'mon! You want a Wintendo, too, right?!?! Mac? MAC!
int kitchen - later that day
Mac, Bloo and Frankie are working on Wilt's cookies.
FRANKIE
2 eggs.
MAC
2 eggs!
FRANKIE
Cup of flour.
MAC
1 cup of flour!
FRANKIE
And finally...
BLOO
2 squishy basketballs!
Bloo slams 2 soft nerf-like basketballs right into the bowl and the mix splatters all over the kitchen.
FRANKIE
BLOO!!!!
MAC
Way to go, Bloo! Now we gotta start over!
BLOO
No ya don't! Wilt LOVES basketball. And these ARE basketball cookies, right?
MAC
Yea, Basketball SHAPED cookies!
BLOO
Oh (beat) Well, still, I bet he'd love to have some basketballs in his cookies, too!
FRANKIE
I bet he would (beat) IF THEY WERE EDIBLE!
Frankie takes out the basketballs and throws them at Bloo.
BLOO
OH! (beat) right, forgot.
Bloo gets up and looks at the recipe and is not impressed.
BLOO
Come on guys! These cookies are gonna be horrible! What we need is a cookie make entirely out of chocolate, four feet high, ten feet wide and heavy enough to crush a small car!
MAC
We want him to enjoy these cookies, not be crushed by them!
BLOO
He's fast enough, he'd get out of the way in time for us to roll in into his room.
FRANKIE
Ok, 2 more eggs, Mac.
MAC
Right!
Mac runs off to the fridge to get the eggs. Bloo gets up and cleans himself off.
BLOO
C'mon! Let me do something!
FRANKIE
If you REALLY want to help, you can be a lookout at the door. Make sure Wilt doesn't come in. Got it?
BLOO
Got it!
Bloo runs off to guard the door.
ext kitchen - moments later
Bloo is marching back and forth in front of the door, waiting for anyone who tries to enter. Eduardo and Coco arrive, looking to go in for a snack.
BLOO
HALT! Who goes?!
Eduardo
Hola, Bloo! We just want to get a snack.
Coco
coco.
BLOO
No one may pass!
EDUARDO
But. But why?
BLOO
Because, Mac and Frankie making something special for Wilt.
EDUARDO
OOOOH! Fantastico! We can help!
BLOO
NO! NO ONE MAY PASS!
COCO
Co co co COCOCO!
BLOO
You can get some cocoa later, now scram!
EDUARDO
We better do what he says, Coco. He means business.
Coco brushes off Eduardo and yells at Bloo.
COCO
COC! COCOCO COCOCOCOCOCOCO! COCO!!!
Coco rushes past Bloo and breaks into the kitchen. Bloo chases her down immediately.
BLOO
INTRUDER!!!
Mac and Frankie
Huh?!?!
Coco runs right past Mac and Frankie, while Bloo slams right into the new batch of cookies.
FRANKIE
BLOOOOO!!!
Frankie kicks Bloo out of the kitchen. He lands in the dining room, gets up and brushes himself off.
BLOO
Well, fine! I don't need this job anyway!
int wilt's room - later that day
Wilt is sitting around, still looking depressed. Mac and Frankie arrive with the cookies.
FRANKIE
Wiiiilt. We brought something for you.
MAC
Surprise! It's your favorite! Quadruple chocolate chip basketball cookies!
WILT
Oh. Hey! Great! Thanks, guys, really. But I'm not felling too hungry right now.
FRANKIE
You sure, buddy? You've seemed depressed lately.
WILT
Heh, who me? Nah! Never! I'm Wilt! I'm always here to brighten the day! And I'll always be here make people happy!
Wilt walks out the rooms and keeps convincing himself that what he says is the truth.
WILT
Yea, that's it! Good 'ol happy Wilt! Haha, no problems here! Everything's just fine!
Frankie and Mac watch him walk away, concerned.
FRANKIE
It's worse that we thought.
MAC
Yea, we gotta do something! What if we took him somewhere cool?
FRANKIE
Hey yea! But where?
Mac and Frankie think for a minute. Where would Wilt want to go that could cheer him up?
MAC
Hmmmmmm.
FRANKIE
Uhhhh.... Movies? Dinner?
MAC
Ice skating? Bowling?
Suddenly, both of them look at the basketball cookies and figure it out.
MAC AND FRANKIE
Dragons game!
ext basketball arena - daytime
We enter the arena and find Mac, Frankie, Bloo and Wilt getting some food at the concession stands and heading for their seats.
WILT
Tickets to the Dragons! Thanks, guys! This should help me fell better!
MAC
You're welcome, Wilt.
FRANKIE
Yea, we just want you to be happy again.
MAC
Hey, where did Bloo go?
Bloo is at a pretzel stand getting into an argument with the workers. He has a pretzel in hand and a cart full of food behind him.
BLOO
Look, you said that these are the best pretzels around. All I want to do is check and see if you are telling the truth by trying each and every one of them! Is that so much to ask?!
MAC
Bloo, get back here!
BLOO
I'll be back later! And this better be your best pretzel of all!
Mac drags Bloo back to the group, dropping some snacks from his cart along the way. They get back to Frankie and Wilt and continue down the hallway.
MAC
C'mon, we gotta find out seats. And why did you get all that food?
BLOO
Well I figured if you won't buy me a Wintendo, the LEAST you can do is buy me $300 worth of snacks at the game! Oh, by the way, I have a tab going at 4 or 5 stands back there, you might wanna take care of that later.
Mac and Frankie look annoyed. Wilt is still glad to be at the game.
int arena
The four look for their seats in the arena.
WILT
So where are our seats, anyway?
FRANKIE
They're right down there!
Frankie points down to the front row, center court. Wilt's eyes instantly light up.
WILT
FRONT ROW? WOW!
The group makes their way down the steps and into the seats upfront. They walk in front of some fans, who don't seemed bothered much, except by the really tall guy.
WILT
Sorry (beat) sorry (beat) sorry! (beat) sorry.
Fan
Well, at least he's thin.
We watch as the players run up and down the court a few times. A ref blows his whistle and the game stops for a moment.
Ref
Foul! Number 41.
BLOO
What? C'mon! That was way out of the strike zone!
MAC
Wrong game, Bloo.
BLOO
Oh.
A player goes to the free throw line and makes a basket. The crowd cheers. Bloo jumps out of his seat.
BLOO
Yea, baby! Six more points!
FRANKIE
Wrong game again.
Fans around the group look annoyed at Bloo's outbursts. Bloo looks angry at everyone's judgment of him and sits back down.
The game continues and the players shoot a few more times. The ball is stolen by the home team.
ANNOUNCER
And the ball is stolen by Nelson. He shoots a three! It's in!
The crowd erupts in cheers. The group jumps up as well.
BLOO
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLL!
Everyone quiets down and looks at Bloo.
BLOO
Well, EXCUSE ME for not watching this game more often! HMPH!
The game ends and the fans begin filing out of the arena. The group gets ready to leave.
WILT
Wow, what a great game. Thanks again, guys. I feel so much better!
FRANKIE
Oh, the gift isn't over yet, Wilt.
Frankie pulls out a few more tickets and waves them around.
FRANKIE
We got locker room passes!
WILT
We're gonna meet the team?!?!
MAC
Yep we are!
WILT
Awesome! Let's go!
int locker room - moments later
Players are being interviewed and sitting around talking about the game. Mac, Frankie, Bloo and Wilt arrive.
WILT
Wow, A real professional locker room! I feel like a pro!
MAC
Hey, there's Dave Nelson! The star of the team!
FRANKIE
Want to get an autograph, Wilt?
BLOO
DO I?!?!
Bloo runs over and interrupts an interview with Dave.
Interviewer
So, Dave, tell us what was going on out there after the ...
BLOO
Dunkin' Dave! Oh my God it's you! It's really you! AAAAAAAAAGH!
Dunkin Dave Nelson
What the? Hey we have an interview going here!
BLOO
Autograph autograph autograph!!!!
DUNKIN DAVE NELSON
Geee! Alright, alright!
Dave signs an autograph for Bloo.
DUNKIN DAVE NELSON
Here, take it. Now leave me alone.
FRANKIE
So sorry, Mr. Nelson. Bloo!
Frankie and Bloo rejoin the group.
BLOO
What? I wanted an autograph!
MAC
Well the least you can do is give it to Wilt.
BLOO
Huh?!! Buh! Whaaaa? Alright fine. Here ya go.
WILT
Wow, thanks Bloo!
The group walks around a bit more and talks to the players. We catch up with them, talking to Dunkin' Dave.
FRANKIE
Sorry about before, SOMEONE was a little excited.
BLOO
Yea, yea. You wanted an autograph, right? Well I got one.
WILT
So great to meet you, Dave. I'm a big fan!
DUNKIN DAVE NELSON
Glad to hear it. Looks like you got a lot of souvenirs tonight.
WILT
(holding up all his autographed items)
Sure did!
DUNKIN DAVE NELSON
Did you get the special addition basketball hoop they were handing out tonight?
Wilt pauses for a second and keeps hearing one word in his head: Hoop, Hoop, Hoop.
WILT
Hoop? Hoop! Hoop! WAAAAAAAAAH!
Wilt runs off and everyone is shocked and confused. The group goes after him.
MAC AND FRANKIE
WILT!
ext house - daytime
It's special adoption day, where people from all around come to adopt a friend. Many kids are running around and playing with the imaginary friends. Wilt is looking around for any chance to break into a conversation and be noticed. He spots a friend making everyone laugh and walks over.
funny fred
... and then I said, that's not a hat, that's a cactus!

Everyone laughs. Wilt steps up to try and get some attention.
WILT
HAHAHA! Hey, you guys ever hear this one? Why don't babies like basketball? Because they DRIBBLE to much!
No one laughs.
WILT
(trying to get some laughs)
Hahahah. You (beat) you like it? Huh?
The group mumbles to itself and everyone leaves. Wilt is disappointed, but keeps looking around.
Next, he spots a friend showing off his baseball skills in the backyard. Wilt decides to go over and show off himself. He hits another ball into the woods when Wilt arrives.
crowd
OOOOOH! AAAAAAH!
Little kid
WOW dude, you're the greatest athlete ever!
WILT
You think THAT was good, check THIS out!
Wilt grabs a basketball and makes tons and tons of baskets in mere seconds. The ball is just a blur to everyone watching in amazement.
CROWD
OOOOH! AAAAH!
LITTLE KID
WOW! That's amazing!
Wilt looks happy.
LITTLE KID
I can't believe how good you are at basketball! Although (beat) It would get kinda boring after a while, not being able to play with such a ball hog on the court.
Wilt is shocked and saddened. The crowd leaves again and Wilt is all alone. He goes inside and back up to his room. Mac catches him on the stairs.
MAC
Hey Wilt, great day out there, isn't it?
WILT
(depressed)
Yea, yea, really great.
MAC
I can't believe how many imaginary friends are getting adopted. This house is gonna be empty soon.
WILT
WAAAAAAAH!
Wilt runs up the stairs and to his room.
MAC
What? What'd I say?
Frankie comes by.
FRANKIE
Wilt again?
MAC
Yea, he's really not doin' well. I wonder if (beat) I got it!
FRANKIE
Got what?
MAC
Go get Eduard and Coco. Meet me in Wilt's room in ten minutes. I gotta make a phone call.
INT WILT'S ROOM - ten minutes later
Wilt is still crying when Frankie, Mac, Bloo, Eduardo and Coco arrive. The group walks in and talks to Wilt.
MAC
Wilt, what's the matter? We're here for ya.
Group
Yea, we're all here.
WILT
Exactly. I'm here, too.
The group looks at one another, confused.
FRANKIE
Yea, you are here.
EDUARDO
Si, we are all here.
MAC
And we're all here for you! Right guys?
GROUP
Yea, yea.
WILT
No no no! I'm here! I'm still here! At fosters! And I'm never getting adopted!
FRANKIE
What? What gave you that idea?
WILT
I've been here longer than anyone else and still haven't been adopted. Why should I believe that It'll happen now?
MAC
But Wilt, imaginary friends are adopted everyday from Foster's. You'll be picked up eventually.
WILT
You don't know that for sure, though. What's the difference between the kids downstairs and the ones who skipped over me all these other years? Huh? I'm just not a good enough friend.
COCO
COCO! COCOCOCOCOCOCO!
EDUARDO
Si, you are the bestest friend at Foster's!
FRANKIE
Yea, and besides, you have a lot of friends here.
WILT
And what happens when they get adopted? Then I'm alone again.
MAC
Wilt, you'll never be alone. There are so many friends here, every time one gets adopted, another shows up. And you make friends so easily, I'm sure you'll never be alone.
WILT
I hope you're right.
BLOO
And don't forget, I can't be adopted, so you'll always have my great presence to look forward to!
WILT
Heh, yea, I guess you're right.
FRANKIE
And besides, most adopted friends end up in the area, they may even come and visit.
Mac goes to the door and looks back into the room.
MAC
Infact, I think there's one to see you right now!
HOOP
(off screen)
Wilt, my man!
Wilt's head pops up immediately in surprise.
WILT
Hoop?
HOOP
You guessed it!
WILT
Hoop! You're back!
HOOP
Just to visit, but yea! Just cos I'm adopted doesn't mean I'll never be back.
WILT
Awesome! Thanks guys! This is great!
HOOP
I even brought you a gift.
Hoop hands a box to Wilt and he opens it. It's a brand new Wintendo.
WILT
Wow, a Wintendo! Cool!
Bloo's eyes light up.
BLOO
WOOOOOOOOOOO!
He jumps in the air and grabs the box and begins to run away, but he stops as he notices that everyone is looking at him.
MAC
Bloo, don't you want to ask Wilt something?
BLOO
Oh right. Um (beat) Mind if I set up the Wintendo for you, Wilt?
WILT
Sure go ahe....
Before Wilt can finish, Bloo is already gone down to the game room with the Wintendo.
BLOO
YEYEYYEYEYEYYE! WOOOOOOOO!
We turn out attention back to Wilt and Hoop.
WILT
Well, it's great seeing you again. How long can you stay?
HOOP
I'm here all day. My kid went on a class trip. No imaginary friends allowed.
WILT
Oh I'm sorry.
HOOP
What's there to be sorry about? We can play ball all day now!
WILT
Awesome!
Wilt and Hoop run off to the basketball court.
int living room - moments later
Mac goes downstairs and sees Bloo playing with the Wintendo. As Msc enters, Bloo doesn't even look up to see Mac, he just keeps playing.
MAC
So, you finally got your Wintendo huh?
BLOO
Yep.
MAC
Well (beat) I think it's my turn already!
Mac jumps to the Windento, grabs it and runs off. Bloo is shocked and chases after him.
BLOO
What the?!?! HEY! Get back here!
THE END


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