This is my semi-autobiographical sitcom I briefly worked on a couple years back. I only went four episodes into it but I have the rough strokes of the entire series laid out. Think of it as Big Bang Theory if they were all morons. 🙂
INT. UPSTAIRS HALLWAY
HEATHER, 20 something brunette girl, is dragging a wheeled suitcase out of a bedroom until she runs into STEPHEN, a dopey looking blonde 20 something guy with a melodramatically heartbroken look on his face.
STEPHEN Don’t leave.
HEATHER (smiles) I have to Stephen, you know that. I can’t live here anymore.
STEPHEN But… I need you.
HEATHER You’ll be fine. You have Alex.
STEPHEN Yeah, but he kinda sucks…
HEATHER He’s your best friend. You’ll be fine.
STEPHEN Will you still make movies with us? We need someone to be Slave Leia when we get to Jedi!
HEATHER Yes, I’ll still make movies with you, and no, I told you a million times, I’m not going to wear a metal bikini!
STEPHEN reaches forward to grab onto the end of her coat like a child.
STEPHEN You can’t leave, Heather! We need you!
HEATHER lovingly puts a hand to his cheek like a child.
HEATHER Oh, Stephen… you realize I was dating Alex, right?
STEPHEN (unperturbed) Yes, but we need you to pay rent!
HEATHER chuckles and drops her hand, moving past him.
STEPHEN (calls after her) No, seriously, we need your money!
INT. DOWNSTAIRS MAIN ROOM
HEATHER drags her suitcase along, passing ALEX a mopey looking crew cut brown-haired 20 something guy with his arms crossed, not making eye contact.
ALEX (monotone) So, you’re leaving then.
HEATHER (neutral) Yep.
ALEX (flaps his arms out) What do you want me to say? Don’t leave? You know I don’t want you to. I want you to stay.
HEATHER Alex, I can’t live here anymore. We broke up.
ALEX So you can’t still be our roommate?
HEATHER Of course not! I can’t live with my ex boyfriend, nobody does that! Like any guy would want to date me.
ALEX Nice to hear you’re already moving onto the next guy.
HEATHER (sighs) I didn’t mean it like that, Alex, and I’m not. I just… can’t be here.
ALEX We can’t afford to live here alone, you know.
HEATHER So Stephen keeps telling me.
ALEX Seriously, we can’t afford it.
HEATHER So get a new roommate.
STEPHEN (off-screen, loud, shocked) A NEW ROOMATE???
HEATHER (leans back to shout) YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO, STEPHEN!
STEPHEN (OS) I DON’T WANT TO! I LIKE YOU!
HEATHER I LIKE YOU TOO! BUT I GOTTA GO!
STEPHEN (OS) WHAT IF ALEX PROMISES NOT TO BE A DICK?
HEATHER YOU KNOW HE CAN’T FOLLOW THROUGH ON THAT!
ALEX (annoyed) Uh, I’m right here…
HEATHER (faces him, smiles) Sorry. You know you can’t follow through on that.
ALEX Ugh, just go already.
HEATHER I’m sorry, Alex.
HEATHER starts for the door.
ALEX Have a nice life, I guess.
HEATHER (stops) Alex. I told you. I want to still be friends.
ALEX Just… not here.
HEATHER I’ll come visit. All the time. But I need my own place.
STEPHEN (OS) WHAT ABOUT OUR MOVIE?
HEATHER I’LL STILL WORK ON IT!
STEPHEN (OS) WHAT?
HEATHER I SAID I’LL STILL WORK ON IT!
STEPHEN (OS) ALEX, WHAT IS SHE SAYING?
ALEX WHY DON’T YOU JUST COME DOWNSTAIRS?
STEPHEN (OS) I WANTED TO GIVE YOU GUYS SOME PRIVACY!
HEATHER BYE, STEPHEN!
STEPHEN (OS) WHAT?
HEATHER (smiles, wistful) Good bye, Alex.
She leans forward to give him a hug. He squeezes back and it lingers longer than it should.
She smiles and leaves. Alex watches her go through the open door, looking thoughtful and sad.
STEVE N comes from downstairs.
STEPHEN Is she gone then…
(horrified) Oh my god! What are you doing?!
He rushes forward to close the door.
It’s winter! You’re losing all our heat!
ALEX Yeah, I guess we’ll have to worry about that more now.
STEPHEN rushes about the room in a panic.
STEPHEN And why are all these lights on?! We don’t need all this light!
ALEX (sighs) We’re gonna need a new roommate.