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TOPICAL PARODY SKETCH

EL CHAPO AND FRIENDS

(45 SECOND STUFFED TOY INFORMERCIAL)

STUDIO - HOMEBASE

HOST (TO CAMERA):

HOST

A new study finds that the more a child uses technology and social media, the worse they do in school.

Basically, if you’re a kid, Facebook really is ruining your life.

PRETAPED FOOTAGE - KIDS BEDROOM – EVENING

THE KIDS ARE SITTING IN THEIR BUNK BED. THE SISTER IS ON THE TOP BUNK USING A CELL

PHONE, ROBOTICALLY SCROLLING THROUGH FACEBOOK. THE BROTHER’S ON HIS LAPTOP, WITH

A BLANK, MECHANICAL STARE.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

Are your kids turning into worthless robotic drones?

SAME KIDS SHOWN ABOVE START TO MORPH. ONE TURNS INTO A ROBOT, THE OTHER INTO A

FLYING DRONE.

CUT TO:

PARENTS SITTING ON COUCH WATCHING AN INFOMERCIAL. THEY NOD THEIR HEADS, ALBEIT

ROBOTICALLY.

ANNOUNCER (V.O)

Why not take your kids back to a simpler time, when children played with dolls. Now introducing “El Chapo

and Friends”!

CUT TO:

CHILDREN, NOW BACK IN HUMAN FORM, LOOK SHOCKED AS AN “EL CHAPO DOLL” APPEARS IN

THE BOY’S HAND. THE DOLL IS DRESSED IN A SILK PAISLEY SHIRT à la ROLLING STONES

INTERVIEW.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

They’re educational and fun! Just send us a picture, and in 8 short weeks, you’ll have your very own set of “El

Chapo and Friends”!

SECONDS LATER, IN THE GIRL’S HAND, A “SEAN PENN IN A BLACK SHIRT” DOLL APPEARS. THE

KIDS HAVE THE DOLLS SHAKE HANDS, RECREATING THE SELFIE PENN TOOK WITH EL CHAPO.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

Act now and for just $9.99, we’ll send you your very own ISIS doll... Made in China!

BACKDOOR GARDEN - DAY

LITTLE GIRL HAVING A TEA PARTY. PAN TO TOY ELEPHANT, AND A DOLL, AND THEN OF A LOOMING

DARK DOLL, DRAPED IN BLACK.


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