Endless/Nameless Posted August 7, 2016 Share Posted August 7, 2016 SEINFELD - "THE TWIN TOWERS" AN ORIGINAL SPEC SCRIPT BY: BILLY DOMINEAU 08/02/2016 Billy.Domineau@gmail.com Twitter: @billydomineau Instagram: @moms4sodainpublicschools COLD OPEN INT. COMEDY CLUB - NIGHT JERRY You think they ever get backed up at the gates of Heaven? Too many people die at once, it just overwhelms the system? It’s gotta be like the DMV on a Friday. “Everyone take a number, you’ll be judged in the order you slipped the surly bonds of Earth.” God’s angry at St. Peter. “What’s going on? Keep the line moving!” “I’ve got three angels on vacation - what do you want?!” All these poor souls just standing around, reading old magazines. “This is taking an eternity. I could’ve been in Hell by now!” END OF COLD OPEN ACT I INT. YANKEES CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY GEORGE AND OTHER EMPLOYEES STAND AMONG NYPD AND FDNY. MR. WILHELM STANDS BEFORE THE ROOM NEXT TO A FIRE CAPTAIN. A BANNER READS “UNITED WE STAND - THANK YOU, HEROES!”. MR. WILHELM We have all been shaken by last Tuesday’s horrific events. But through the darkness of September 11th, the light of our brave firefighters and police officers shines through. GEORGE IS IN THE CROWD NEXT TO A LARGE FIREFIGHTER. HE LOOKS UP AT THE MAN WITH A BEAMING SMILE. MR. WILHELM (CONT’D) These selfless men and women are heroes to us all. GEORGE NODS HIS HEAD TO THE FIREFIGHTER AND PATS HIM ON THE BACK. THE FIREFIGHTER IS SLIGHTLY UNCOMFORTABLE. MR. WILHELM (CONT’D) And I could not be prouder to thank them on behalf of the entire Yankees family! APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE. GEORGE GRABS THE FIREFIGHTER’S HAND TO SHAKE IT AND GOES IN FOR A HUG. IT’S TOO MUCH. 2. MR. WILHELM (CONT’D) Now please, help yourselves to coffee and pastries! GEORGE GETS IN LINE FOR THE SPREAD BEHIND A POLICE OFFICER AND A FIREFIGHTER WITH HIS ARM IN A SLING. GEORGE PLEASE! After you, Sirs. POLICE OFFICER Thank you. GEORGE Literally the least we could do. Unless you wanted us to do less. If you truly wanted less, I’m sure we could find a way. THE FIREFIGHTER AND OFFICER NOD. “WHAT IS THIS GUY?” GEORGE (CONT’D) So, an INTERESTING week. FIREFIGHTER These have been the worst four days of my life. GEORGE Horrible, horrible. And yet, it must be just a bit exciting. POLICE OFFICER Excuse me? 3. GEORGE Well, men in your profession - you want to save lives, face danger head on. If ever there was a time... FIREFIGHTER Buddy, I watched the South Tower collapse on half of my engine. You saying I wanted that to happen? GEORGE No no, I’m just SUGGESTING - POLICE OFFICER Suggesting WHAT? FIREFIGHTER You’ve got a big mouth, you son of a bitch! HE SWINGS AT GEORGE WITH HIS GOOD ARM. GEORGE DUCKS AND THE FIREFIGHTER FALLS FORWARD ONTO THE TABLE, COLLAPSING IT. HE MOANS. THE ROOM IS STUNNED. MR. WILHELM GEORGE! INT. MONK’S - DAY JERRY AND GEORGE IN THE BOOTH. EACH TABLE HAS AN AMERICAN FLAG. JERRY’S MOUTH IS AGAPE. GEORGE IS ALMOST IN TEARS. 4. WHAT?! GEORGE JERRY It must be EXCITING? EXCITING? “Hey, I’m sorry you watched thousands of people die, but boy! That must have got the old adrenaline pumping!” GEORGE They don’t know how good they have it! My whole life I’ve wanted to be a hero. Here it just falls into their laps, and they don’t even appreciate it! JERRY One of these days I’m gonna sell your brain to a medical school. They’d discover fifty new complexes. It could be the key to all mental illness! ELAINE ENTERS AND SITS NEXT TO GEORGE. ELAINE Hey. Hey. What’s wrong with you? JERRY Everything. ELAINE (to George) JERRY 5. ELAINE Jeeze, can you believe how quickly they got this place cleaned up? This entire block was covered in dust! JERRY I know, it’s immaculate! It’s like they made a Clean. Hey, sorry about blood sacrifice to Mr. by the way, I am so, so that guy you were seeing. ELAINE Brian? Meh. JERRY Meh? What do you mean, meh? He was murdered by terrorists. ELAINE I was gonna break up with him anyway. JERRY I thought you liked him. ELAINE He was nice, but in conversations he was just so... animated. It was like I was dating a radio sound effects guy. Anyway, saved me an awkward dinner. JERRY Well as long as it worked out for you. KRAMER ENTERS AND RUSHES TO THE TABLE, SITTING NEXT TO JERRY. 6. KRAMER You remember my crazy friend Mo Atta? ELAINE The guy you fish-sit for when he goes to Florida? What about him? KRAMER Look at this! KRAMER HANDS ELAINE A NEWSPAPER. SHE READS. ELAINE “The leader of the hijackers has been identified as Egyptian-national MOHAMED ATTA.” GET - OUT! ELAINE SHOVES KRAMER FROM ACROSS THE TABLE. KRAMER You know he was always talking about how evil America was? Eventually I told him, “Why don’t you do something about it?” I thought he’d write to his Congressman! JERRY Kramer, he just crashed a plane into the World Trade Center! He slit the pilots’ throats with a box-cutter! KRAMER Not “a” box-cutter - MY box-cutter. He borrowed it last week! 7. ELAINE (even more intense) GET - OUT! You have to do something! KRAMER Oh, you’d better believe it! I’m getting that box-cutter replaced. JERRY (to Elaine) Is this it? Is this how the world ends? KRAMER Jerry, this was a Matsuyama - the finest parcel opener produced in all of Hokkaido prefecture! Triple reinforced grip. When you’re slicing with that baby, oh Mama! You feel like a grocery clerk on Christmas morn! KRAMER RISES FROM THE BOOTH. KRAMER (CONT’D) We may have lost our neighbors, but the bleeding stops here. KRAMER RAISES HIS HAND AND SALUTES. HE EXITS AS THE WAITRESS DROPS OFF JERRY AND GEORGE’S PLATES. ELAINE’S CELL RINGS. SHE ANSWERS. ELAINE Hello? - This is she. - WHAT?! WHEN?! - YES, I’LL BE RIGHT THERE! (hangs up) BRIAN’S ALIVE. THEY PULLED HIM FROM THE RUBBLE. HE’S IN THE HOSPITAL! 8. OH MY GOD! JERRY GEORGE So you’re back together. ELAINE DEFLATES. JERRY Get him a card in the gift shop. “Glad you’re alive! It’s not you, it’s me!” ELAINE RISES. ELAINE That’s VERY clever. You should write for Hallmark. JERRY Nah, I like my job. SHE EXITS. JERRY GOES IN FOR A BITE OF HIS SANDWICH BUT STOPS. HE NOTICES SOMETHING. JERRY (CONT’D) What is this? GEORGE What? JERRY DABS HIS FINGER ON THE BREAD AND EXAMINES IT. JERRY I think it’s dust. GEORGE Dust? JERRY Like DUST dust. 9. GEORGE Eat around it. JERRY I can’t eat around this. This could have been a person. Hey, Larry? Could I get another sandwich? LARRY, THE MANAGER, COMES OVER. LARRY What’s the matter? JERRY This one... has a little dust on it? LARRY Dust? Three-thousand people are dead, you know. JERRY I know, I just - LARRY This whole city has dust on it. Our HEARTS are covered in dust. You’re gonna eat that sandwich or you’re not eating at all. LARRY GOES TO THE COUNTER AND POINTS OUT JERRY TO THE WAITRESSES. LARRY (CONT’D) He doesn’t get ANYTHING until he eats that sandwich. Thinks he’s too good for dust. That dust is AMERICA. 10. JERRY (to George) Come on, let’s go. GEORGE What about my lunch? JERRY I’ll buy you another one. THEY GET UP AND WALK TOWARDS THE REGISTER. GEORGE Hoo boy. Can’t enjoy a pastry, can’t enjoy a sandwich... (throws his hands up) THOSE TERRORISTS REALLY DID IT! GEORGE ACCIDENTALLY BUMPS INTO A PASSING WOMAN. HE GRABS HER SHOULDERS TO KEEP HER FROM FALLING. WOMAN That touch. I know it. SHE CARESSES GEORGE’S FACE. HE AND JERRY ARE CONFUSED. WOMAN (CONT’D) ...My God. You’re the man who saved me from the World Trade Center! GEORGE CONSIDERS THE OPPORTUNITY. HE TURNS TO JERRY FOR AN OPINION, WHO SHAKES HIS HEAD. “ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!” GEORGE Yes. I am. THE WOMAN EMBRACES GEORGE. INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY ELAINE SITS AT BRIAN’S BEDSIDE AS HE RECOUNTS HIS TALE. 11. BRIAN I was just sitting at my computer, typing away... ELAINE NODS AS HE MIMES TYPING AND MAKES KEYSTROKE SOUNDS. BRIAN (CONT’D) When I heard this whirring sound, WHIIIIIIIIRRRR... ELAINE TRIES TO HIDE HER ANNOYANCE. BRIAN (CONT’D) And then - BOOM! PKSHRGHGH! FWAAAAAAH!!! ELAINE Mmm. Fwah. BRIAN FWAAAAAAH!!! INT. HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM - DAY A BANNER READS “TERRORISM VICTIMS CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION”. A VOLUNTEER PASSES OUT COFFEE DOWN THE LINE. KRAMER TAKES A CUP, WINKING. HE TURNS TO A SAD MAN BEHIND HIM. KRAMER The mood is dead in here. What’re you here for? SAD MAN Tower 7 fell on my dog. KRAMER IS TAKEN ABACK AND GIVES THE MAN A PAT ON THE SHOULDER. THE ADMINISTRATOR CALLS FROM THE TABLE IN FRONT. 12. Next! CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR KRAMER Yeah, I’d like to make a claim. Property loss. CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR (filling out form) Estimated value? KRAMER Twenty. CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR Twenty-thousand, okay. KRAMER No no, twenty dollars. CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR Excuse me? KRAMER Mohamed Atta borrowed my box-cutter. I want a replacement. CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR Mohamed Atta borrowed your box-cutter? You realize we’re all here because of your damn box-cutter? We ain’t giving out box-cutters. You don’t go to the burn unit to bum a cigarette! KRAMER Hey, how ‘bout a little compassion? 13. CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR (to the room) This guy gave Mohamed Atta his box- cutter! BOOS FROM THE ROOM. SHOUTS OF “TRAITOR!” AND “TERRORIST!” KRAMER I’m a victim here! CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR You’d better get your box-cutting behind outta here before I cut it myself. KRAMER (pointing) This isn’t over. Oh no. THE CROWD THROWS PAPER AND COFFEE AT KRAMER AS HE EXITS. INT. SUPPORT GROUP MEETING ROOM - DAY GEORGE SITS AMONG A DOZEN SURVIVORS. MALE SURVIVOR We thought you must have died in the collapse. How did you get out?! GEORGE Well you see, as the ground gave way beneath me, I jumped at a moment JUST SUCH that as I fell I floated between the floors, ultimately landing softly atop the rubble. I would have said good bye, but by then I was quite tired. 14. FEMALE SURVIVOR Carrying twelve people down eighty flights of stairs. We couldn’t even make out your face through all the smoke. I can still hear you coughing and sneezing. GEORGE Yes, the coughing, the sneezing. The wheezing. MALE SURVIVOR 2 A brave cough. And a very distinctive sneeze. FEMALE SURVIVOR 2 The sneeze stood out to me as well. AGREEMENT FROM THE ROOM. “YES. THE SNEEZE.” FEMALE SURVIVOR It was the sneeze of a hero. GEORGE (feigning modesty) Well... yes. MALE SURVIVOR 2 (raising his coffee cup) TO GEORGE COSTANZA! INT. JERRY’S SAAB - NIGHT JERRY IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT NEXT TO BECCA, HIS DATE. 15. BECCA I had a great time tonight. It’s so nice to forget about this tragedy for a few hours. JERRY You’ve been volunteering at Ground Zero all week; even the search dogs deserve a night out. Send ‘em to Le Cirque - I’ll pay! BECCA You’re really sweet. See you soon? JERRY Definitely. BOTH SMILE AND LEAN IN FOR THE KISS UNTIL JERRY FREEZES. FROM JERRY’S POV WE SEE A SPECK OF DUST IN BECCA’S TEETH. BECCA OPENS HER EYES, CONFUSED, AS JERRY RECOILS. BECCA ...What? UNSURE, JERRY AWKWARDLY MOTIONS TO HIS TEETH. INT. JERRY’S APARTMENT - DAY JERRY AND ELAINE. You wouldn’t ELAINE kiss her because of DUST? JERRY could see! It was coming 747! She said she It was all I at me like a couldn’t date someone so petty. (MORE) 16. JERRY (CONT'D) What am I supposed to do? The entire city is filthy now! ELAINE This is NEW YORK you’re talking about. JERRY This dust isn’t like other dust - this is different dust. ELAINE There’s no different dust. JERRY Of course there’s different dust! This isn’t subway dust or under-the-bed dust, not even creepy-haunted-house dust. ELAINE What’s the difference? JERRY IT’S DIFFERENT! ELAINE RUNS HER FINGER ACROSS THE TABLE AND BLOWS THE RESIDUE AT JERRY. HE FLINCHES AND PULLS HIS COLLAR UP AS A SHIELD. GEORGE ENTERS WEARING A FLASHY NEW BLAZER. JERRY (CONT’D) But then, why should I fear dust when the real monster stands before us? ELAINE Where’d that come from? 17. two, make from NEWMAN SPOTS POSTAL SACK. SURE, but the terrorists - they the country tear itself apart the INSIDE. KRAMER FROM THE HALL AND ENTERS WITH A FULL GEORGE You like it? My survivors bought it for me. Apparently I tore mine off and used it as a tourniquet on one of their legs. Debbie. No, maybe it was Jan. JERRY So strange that you’d forget. KRAMER ENTERS. Any luck? JERRY (CONT’D) KRAMER Nada! They kicked me to the curb like an orphan begging for soup. See this is how it starts, Jerry. An attack or NEWMAN Did you get it? KRAMER They’re stonewalling me! NEWMAN But I’ve got a fresh haul, ready to go! Hello, Jerry. 18. JERRY Hello, Newman. What’s all this? NEWMAN Castaways - from the Island of Misfit Postage. JERRY You’re opening people’s mail? NEWMAN A Postal Officer would never dream of it! We uphold a sacred vow to deliver all parcels to their destination, or, barring that, return them dutifully to their origin. But, should the address be illegible and no return sender made known, well... MWAHAHAHA! ELAINE You ever get anything good? KRAMER Oh yeah. Last Easter we found an envelope with 650 loose jelly beans. That’ll keep your mojo flowing. NEWMAN I’ve got a good feeling about this lot. Open one. KRAMER ATTEMPTS TO OPEN A BOX WITH HIS HANDS. HE FIGHTS THE TAPE TO NO AVAIL, HIS BODY TWISTING UNTIL HE FALLS BACKWARDS TO THE FLOOR. HE RISES AND SLAMS THE PACKAGE ON THE TABLE. 19. KRAMER THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! NEWMAN Just use a key! KRAMER What, are we BARBARIANS?! This box doesn’t open until I have justice. GEORGE What are you gonna do? INT. JACKIE CHILES’ OFFICE - DAY JACKIE ON THE PHONE. JACKIE A box-cutter? For cutting boxes? INT. PHONEBOOTH - CONTINUOUS KRAMER IN THE BOOTH. KRAMER And they REFUSE to give me a new one! INTERCUT JACKIE & KRAMER JACKIE Why can’t YOU buy another box-cutter? I can see three stores from my window that sell box-cutters. Pharmacy - bodega - HOME DEPOT! KRAMER It’s the principle of the matter! A LIKELY WIDOW BANGS ON THE GLASS AND HOLDS UP A PICTURE OF A BANKER. 20. LIKELY WIDOW Please! Please, have you seen my husband?! KRAMER (deeply uncomfortable) YEAH, NO ENGLISH! JACKIE What’s that commotion? Where are you? KRAMER A phone booth in TriBeCa. JACKIE A phone booth? Whose phone booth? Why are you calling me from a phone booth? KRAMER In case my home wire’s tapped - I don’t know how far up this goes! JACKIE You’d better believe I don’t need that kind of trouble, Kramer. It could be detrimental - pernicious - INJURIOUS! KRAMER C’mon, Jackie, I need you! INT. JACKIE CHILES’ OFFICE - CONTINUOUS JACKIE You’re on your own on this one, Kramer. You call me again, you’re getting slapped with a restraining order. God Bless America. 21. JACKIE HANGS UP AND TURNS TO THE CLIENTS IN HIS OFFICE. JACKIE (CONT’D) THE TWO MONTAGE My apologies, Gentlemen. Now, you say you carried out certain services for the United States Government? SAUDI SHEIKS SITTING ACROSS FROM JACKIE NOD. - VARIOUS 22. ALAN JACKSON’S “WHERE WERE YOU” PLAYS. A) INT. SUPPORT GROUP MEETING ROOM - DAY - GEORGE COMFORTS AND HUGS TEARFUL SURVIVORS. B) INT. SUPPORT GROUP MEETING ROOM - LATER - THE SURVIVORS PART TO ALLOW GEORGE FIRST PICK OF COFFEE AND PASTRIES. C) INT. SUPPORT GROUP MEETING ROOM - LATER - GEORGE IS DRAPED WITH A SASH READING “NYC’S GREATEST HERO”. D) EXT. SIDEWALK - DAY - PASSERSBY APPLAUD GEORGE AS HE WALKS DOWN THE STREET, STILL WEARING THE SASH. E) INT. VIDEO STORE - DAY - THE CLERK OFFERS GEORGE A COMPLIMENTARY TUB OF POPCORN AND, FROM UNDER THE COUNTER, A XXX VHS. F) INT. BAKERY - DAY - THE BAKER REFUSES PAYMENT FROM GEORGE FOR A BOX OF PASTRIES. G) EXT. FIREHOUSE - DAY - THE FIREFIGHTER IN A SLING FROM YANKEE STADIUM WASHES HIS TRUCK AS GEORGE WALKS PAST. GEORGE SMILES AND TIPS HIS COFFEE AND PASTRY IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AS THE FIREFIGHTER LOOKS ON BEMUSED. H) EXT. STATEN ISLAND FERRY - TWILIGHT - GEORGE LOOKS UP IN AWE FROM THE DECK AS THE FERRY PASSES THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. UPON FINISHING HE PASTRY, HE WIPES HIS MOUTH WITH THE SASH. INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY ELAINE AGAIN AT BRIAN’S BEDSIDE, SLOUCHED IN HER CHAIR. BRIAN They had me in surgery last night to put steel rods in my legs. I woke up in the middle of it. OH MY GOD! ELAINE BRIAN I couldn’t feel anything, but I HEARD everything! Oh my God. ELAINE BRIAN There must have been a drill. VZING- VZING! ZEEEEEeeeen. VZING-VZING-VZING! ELAINE Look, Brian, I am OVERJOYED that you survived this HORRIFIC event. BRIAN Me too! ELAINE But I’ve been thinking - BRIAN Hold on, I wanna see this. BRIAN TURNS UP THE TV. TV REPORT - EXT. GROUND ZERO - CONTINUOUS A REPORTER INTERVIEWS GEORGE’S SURVIVORS. MALE SURVIVOR We were trapped behind the flames, praying for a quick death. 23. INTERCUT HOSPITAL ROOM & TV BRIAN Hey! Those are my coworkers! FEMALE SURVIVOR We’re only alive because of Mr. Costanza. SHE THRUSTS GEORGE BEFORE THE CAMERA. REPORTER George, these people have called you the bravest New Yorker to ever live. GEORGE Well, that’s not for me to decide... INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - CONTINUOUS BRIAN Wait a minute. That must be the man who saved me! EXT. GROUND ZERO - CONTINUOUS AS THE REPORT WRAPS UP, A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, RACHEL, WALKS OVER. SHE HOLDS A SINGLE ROSE. RACHEL What you did was extraordinary. GEORGE Please. I really didn’t do anything. RACHEL My husband died in the attacks. (handing the rose to George) I’m Rachel. INT. GEORGE’S BEDROOM - NIGHT GEORGE AND RACHEL KISS PASSIONATELY IN BED. SHE BREAKS. 24. RACHEL I’m sorry, I just can’t stop thinking about what it must have been like inside the towers. The smoke, the flames. I can’t imagine. GEORGE Neither can I. RACHEL ...but, you were there. GEORGE ...which is why I can’t “imagine.” I can only “know.” RACHEL I never thought I’d be with someone so soon. I wonder if this is what Richard would want. GEORGE We can never know for sure. But I DO know he’d want you to be very happy. RACHEL You’re a good man, George Costanza. THEY KISS PASSIONATELY. END OF ACT I 25. ACT II INT. JERRY’S APARTMENT - DAY GEORGE BEAMS FROM EAR TO EAR ACROSS THE KITCHEN ISLAND AS JERRY LOOKS AT HIM SLACK-JAWED. JERRY Come here. GEORGE LEANS IN. JERRY RUNS HIS HANDS OVER GEORGE’S HEAD AND LOOKS CLOSELY. GEORGE What? JERRY There’s gotta be a hole or a flap where you soul escaped. If we find it, we can seal it while there’s still something left. GEORGE I’m making people happy! JERRY SHE’S A WIDOW! WE’RE PROBABLY BREATHING IN HER HUSBAND RIGHT NOW! ELAINE ENTERS. GEORGE Hey-hey! ELAINE (beaming ear-to-ear) HI! ELAINE SWINGS HER PURSE AND KNOCKS GEORGE IN THE HEAD. HE FALLS BACK ON THE COUCH. GEORGE WHAT THE HELL?! 26. ELAINE YOU STUPID, SNIVELING LITTLE HERO! YOU’RE THE ONE WHO SAVED BRIAN’S LIFE! GEORGE What are you talking about? I didn’t do anything! ELAINE But the saint of a man you’re PRETENDING to be did. Brian told me the whole story. You were crawling on your hands and knees - (sound effects like Brian’s) KERSH, KERSHHH - DRAGGING him through FLAMES, when the building began to shake. DUUUUUUUUGE. You both KNEW this was it. Brian was terrified, but you comforted him - like a JACKASS! You told him he was going to make it and that he had to promise to live every day to the fullest, without an OUNCE of fear or regret. He told me this while lying in a hospital bed - IV’s in his arms and steel in his legs. He was crying. I WAS CRYING. THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS CRYING. (MORE) 27. ELAINE (CONT'D) And when a man who, by the grace of God, survived the deadliest terror attack in our nation’s history PROPOSES TO YOU USING HIS HOSPITAL WRIST BAND AS AN ENGAGEMENT RING, (she raises her hand to show) YOU DON’T SAY NO. YOU CAN’T SAY NO. BECAUSE YOU. ARE NOT. A MONSTER! INT. HARDWARE STORE - DAY KRAMER PERUSES A SHELF UNTIL HE COMES ACROSS A BOX-CUTTER. HE EXAMINES IT AND PUMPS HIS FIST IN SILENT DEFEAT - “THEY GOT ME!” HE APPROACHES THE FRIENDLY CASHIER. HARDWARE STORE CASHIER Box-cutter, huh? KRAMER Oh yeah. You wouldn’t believe what happened to my last one. HARDWARE STORE CASHIER Go ahead - try me! KRAMER NODS. HE’LL GIVE IT A GO. EXT. HARDWARE STORE - DAY KRAMER IS TOSSED TO THE CURB, FALLING INTO A PILE OF TRASH. HARDWARE STORE CASHIER BURN IN HELL, YOU SON OF A BITCH! KRAMER UNITED WE STAND! INT. DRY CLEANERS - DAY JERRY HANDS ALL OF HIS CLOTHES TO THE ATTENDANT. 28. All of them? ATTENDANT JERRY All of them. What’s your deepest clean? ATTENDANT Deep Clean. JERRY Anything deeper than that? ATTENDANT There are... ways, BUT BE WARNED your clothes will pay a terrible price. JERRY Let’s go with that. A GROUP OF DUST-COVERED FIRST RESPONDERS ATTENDANT How are you, Gentlemen?! Please, to the front! JERRY (nervous) What’s going on? ATTENDANT Free cleaning for all first - WALKS IN. right responders. The least we could do! THE MEN DROP LOADS OF DUSTY CLOTHES RIGHT ON TOP OF JERRY’S PILE. THEY TAKE OFF THEIR DUSTY JACKETS, BUMPING INTO JERRY AS THEY DO. JERRY PANICS AND BACKS OUT THE DOOR. ATTENDANT (CONT’D) Hey, your ticket! 29. JERRY KEEP ‘EM! INT. STEINBRENNER’S OFFICE - DAY GEORGE ENTERS, STEINBRENNER AT HIS DESK. GEORGE You wanted to see me, Sir? STEINBRENNER Yes, George, come in, come in. I have to tell you, George, I’m furious. You’ve lied to us. GEORGE No, no Sir! STEINBRENNER Dammit, George, that’s another lie! Here you are, pretending to be one thing when you’re not it at all. You should be ASHAMED! GEORGE (in tears) You’re right. I’m sorry. I’M SO SORRY! STEINBRENNER Sorry’s not gonna cut it, George. Not when you’re A HERO! GEORGE ...huh? STEINBRENNER I heard what you did at the World Trade Center. (MORE) 30. STEINBRENNER (CONT'D) This whole time we thought you were some sort of low-life, sniveling rat person - the kind who’d cut another man’s foot off to find the penny inside. But look at you! GEORGE Well... STEINBRENNER You know, I always knew you had a big heart. Not too big, mind you, reasonably big. You don’t want a heart too large - that’s why we had to cut Darryl Strawberry. Cocaine makes the chest swell. Like my face this time I went to Red Lobster. I’m not allergic to shellfish - a bee stung me in the restroom. That’s why we have such good pest control in the stadium. No bugs in the bathroom, George! Hey, that would be a good nickname for me. No- Bugs-In-The-Bathroom-George! We should get T-shirts made. People love T- shirts. You know, I’m not sure why we do those T-shirt giveaways - we’re losing money. I’m gonna reverse it. Pay For Your Own T-shirt Day! 31. INT. MONK’S - DAY JERRY WEARS A HOODIE, AVIATORS, SURGEON’S MASK, AND LEATHER GLOVES. ELAINE WATCHES AS HE ADDS CREAM TO HIS COFFEE. ELAINE Do you miss it? JERRY PULLS DOWN HIS MASK. JERRY Miss what? ELAINE Peeing in jars on the top floor of your casino. GEORGE ENTERS AND SITS NEXT TO ELAINE. GEORGE You are not going to believe this! (turning to Elaine) Hi. ELAINE RECOILS AT GEORGE’S TOUCH. GEORGE EXAMINES JERRY. GEORGE (CONT’D) What’s his deal? ELAINE Who? OJ Kaczynski? JERRY Dust. GEORGE Sure. Anyways, Steinbrenner calls me into his office, tells me how proud the Yankees are of me. (MORE) 32. GEORGE (CONT'D) He and Giuliani and planning this banquet tomorrow night to honor the heroes. He wants ME at the HEAD TABLE! JERRY No, George, NO! This has gone too far. I’m putting an end to this! ELAINE Alright, I’m in. GEORGE You are? ELAINE I have to call off a fake engagement because of you. I’m at least meeting the mayor. GEORGE She’s in! Bring Brad along, too; he’s had a rough week. ELAINE Brian. Whatever. GEORGE KRAMER ENTERS WITH A BULLHORN STRAPPED OVER HIS SHOULDER, FOLLOWED BY KOOKS MARGE, BENNY, AND ARTHUR. THEY HOLD SIGNS. KRAMER (into bullhorn) There they are! Hey, Jerry! JERRY Turn that thing off! 33. KRAMER Take a look! I’m not the only one who had my compensation claim denied. We’re taking on the system. Who’s with us? JERRY Kramer, this is insane. KRAMER Jerry, the real victims are being forgotten! Marge here hasn’t been able to concentrate on her scrapbooking with all the sirens, and because of the non-stop news coverage, Benny is missing his game shows. BENNY If I can’t watch Password, I’ll die. ELAINE (re: Arthur) What’s he demanding? ARTHUR A full investigation, to prove that government agents planned the attacks - KRAMER Ta-ta-TA! We’re, uh, not in total agreement on that one. But that doesn’t mean we won’t fight for what’s right! (MORE) 34. KRAMER (CONT'D) (into bullhorn) What do we want?! KOOKS Justice! KRAMER In what form do we want it?! KOOKS Government checks! AS THEY EXIT, KRAMER AIMS THE BULLHORN RIGHT AT THE CASHIER. KRAMER What do we - THE CASHIER RECOILS. KRAMER (CONT’D) (still into bullhorn) Sorry. GEORGE I gotta find my tux. What are my parents gonna say?! INT. THE COSTANZAS’ LIVING ROOM - NIGHT GEORGE STANDS BEFORE FRANK AND ESTELLE. ESTELLE Mayor Giuliani?! GEORGE Can you believe it?! FRANK GRABS PAPERS FROM AN END-TABLE DRAWER. 35. FRANK Show him my parking tickets. This could be our one chance to have them vacated. ESTELLE What were YOU doing in the World Trade Center? GEORGE ...Getting lunch. FRANK It doesn’t matter; our son is a hero! George, tomorrow night, I want you to wear my helmet from Korea. FRANK HANDS THE HELMET TO GEORGE, WHO EXAMINES IT. GEORGE Is that blood? FRANK From a lieutenant I cheating in a poker mistaken. accused of game. I was ESTELLE This is all very strange. FRANK You’re worse than the terrorists! 36. ESTELLE Why was he getting lunch in the Financial District at 8 o’clock in the morning?! FRANK YOU CAN EAT LUNCH WHEN YOU WANT TO IN AMERICA. IT’S WHAT MAKES THIS COUNTRY GREAT! ESTELLE NO ONE EATS LUNCH THAT EARLY - YOU’RE INSANE! FRANK I’M A PATRIOT! INT. SPA - DAY A FRAZZLED JERRY, WEARING A WHITE ROBE, FOLLOWS A MASSEUSE. MASSEUSE You seem a little high-strung. JERRY Just a little. MASSEUSE You’re here for the detox treatment? JERRY Oh yeah, full detox. If it’s in me, I want it out of me. 37. MASSEUSE You came to the right place. Let me show you some of the products we’ll be using. Witch hazel, grapefruit-infused sea salt, our speciality mud mask... JERRY Mud mask? MASSEUSE Mmhmm! We use all-natural, local ingredients. This mud was collected from the shores of the Hudson River in Battery Park this morning. Let me just get my incense. I’ll be right back! JERRY Uh-huh. AS SHE EXITS THROUGH ONE DOOR, JERRY RACES OUT ANOTHER. EXT. STREET - DAY JERRY POWER WALKS DOWN THE STREET IN NOTHING BUT HIS ROBE, BUMPING INTO PEOPLE AS HE GOES. HE COMES TO A HALT AND GASPS WHEN HE ENCOUNTERS A WOMAN SWEEPING HER STOOP. HE TURNS AROUND TO FIND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SHOVELING GRAVEL, DUST BILLOWING FROM THE PILE. HE LOOKS ACROSS THE STREET TO SEE THE DRY CLEANING ATTENDANT OUTSIDE HIS SHOP. THE ATTENDANT WAVES CHEERILY TO JERRY AS FIRST RESPONDERS THROW DUSTY COATS INTO HIS OPEN ARMS. JERRY SCREAMS. HE SEARCHES FOR A SOLUTION. HE’S STANDING IN FRONT OF AN OUTDOOR BISTRO. JERRY RIPS THE RED-AND-WHITE TABLECLOTH FROM ONE OF THE TABLES AND WRAPS IT AROUND HIS MOUTH AND HEAD FOR PROTECTION. THE RESTAURATEUR COMES OUT. 38. RESTAURATEUR What’s going on? (pointing to Jerry) TERRORIST! JERRY SPRINTS AWAY AS PEOPLE SHOUT AFTER HIM. “TERRORIST! TERRORIST!” INT. BANQUET HALL RECEPTION AREA - NIGHT A BANNER READS “HONORING OUR HEROS!” FORMAL ATTIRE. JERRY MILLS ABOUT. HE’S APPROACHED BY UNCLE LEO. UNCLE LEO Jerry! Hello! JERRY Uncle Leo? What are you doing here? UNCLE LEO Your Cousin Jeffrey was a hero in Central Park! He tackled a Halal vendor operating without a license. You should let HIM give a speech! 39. KRAMER ENTERS. Hey. KRAMER JERRY Hey. Shouldn’t you be fighting the power? KRAMER That’s on hold for now. Benny bought some old Wheel Of Fortune tapes at Coney Island. (MORE) KRAMER (CONT'D) And Arthur, well, three men in suits walked over, PICKED HIM UP by the shoulders, and tossed him in a black van. We may not be seeing him for... quite some time. JERRY The struggle goes on. INT. MAIN HALL - NIGHT GEORGE GLAD HANDS WITH SURVIVORS AND DIGNITARIES. DIGNITARY Is it true you kicked through a concrete wall while your shoes were on fire? GEORGE If they say it is! ELAINE WHEELS BRIAN UP TO THEIR TABLE. GEORGE JOINS. GEORGE (CONT’D) THERE HE IS - BRIAN! (shaking his hand) So great to meet you! BRIAN We’ve already met! GEORGE SURE! We’ll talk later. GEORGE WALKS OFF. BRIAN TURNS TO ELAINE. BRIAN Saved by your best friend so I could marry you. It has to be fate. (MORE) 40. BRIAN (CONT'D) Like God looking down on all of us. (Heavenly revelation sound) WAAAAAAAAAAA! ELAINE Oh, it was... definitely something. ELAINE TAKES A BIG SIP OF WINE. INT. HALL CORNER - NIGHT KRAMER GRABS HORS D’OEUVRES FROM WAITERS’ TRAYS. AS HE TRIES 41. TO REACH FOR A TRAY THAT BUMPS INTO HIM, KNOCKING INT. KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS KRAMER SMACKS UP AGAINST CHEF USING A SHARP KNIFE TWINKLE IN HIS EYE. THE CHEF NOTICES KRAMER. IS PASSING HIM BY, ANOTHER WAITER KRAMER THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOORS. Howdy. KRAMER INT. MAIN HALL - NIGHT A SPEAKER STANDS AT THE LECTERN. SPEAKER While we mourn the loss of countless lives, we celebrate the very best in humanity that this event has brought to the forefront. Please welcome our first hero - George Costanza! APPLAUSE AS GEORGE STANDS FROM THE TABLE. HE WALKS TO THE LECTERN, AND HUGS THE SPEAKER. KISSES RACHEL, THE WALL OF THE KITCHEN. HE SPOTS A TO FILET SALMON. KRAMER GETS A KRAMER SLIDES INTO GEORGE’S SEAT AT THE TABLE. HE SHOWS JERRY THE KNIFE. KRAMER Lookie what I found. JERRY Where’d you get that? KRAMER One of the cooks. I George to autograph oughta give the old for it’s dinero! told him I’d get his apron. This Mastuyama a run GEORGE (at the lectern) Thank you, thank you. I probably don’t deserve to be standing here tonight... KRAMER PULLS A MANILA ENVELOPE FROM HIS JACKET POCKET. KRAMER I brought one of the misfits along. How bout a test drive? JERRY Kramer, put it away. KRAMER I wonder what’s in the mail today! KRAMER SLICES THE TOP OF THE ENVELOPE. A BURST OF WHITE POWDER COVERS HIS FACE. HE COUGHS. JERRY IS ALSO ENGULFED. JERRY WHAT IS IT?! GET IT AWAY! JERRY LEAPS FROM THE TABLE. GEORGE But if you say I’m a hero, well - JERRY BLINDLY STUMBLES ONTO THE STAGE, BRUSHING HIMSELF. JERRY GET IT OFF! GET IT OFF! JERRY BUMPS INTO GEORGE, GETTING DUST IN HIS FACE. GEORGE SNIVELS AND LET’S OUT A GIANT SNEEZE. 42. AT THE SURVIVORS TABLE, ALL EYES GO WIDE. SOME DROP FORKS. FEMALE SURVIVOR That’s not the sneeze of the man that saved us. (leaping up and pointing) GEORGE COSTANZA IS AN IMPOSTER! SURVIVORS STORM THE STAGE, COMING AFTER THE DUSTY GEORGE. GEORGE NO! NO! BRIAN LOOKS ON SHOCKED. ELAINE TAKES ANOTHER BIG SIP OF WINE AND REMOVES HER RING, PLACING IT IN FRONT OF BRIAN. ELAINE So maybe it wasn’t exactly FATE... END OF EPISODE FADE OUT. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50l484pDaMobXI2Wk5CX0NMbkU/view ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)7 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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