Office Monsters (2) Script:
Frank: Ed, I’m tired of you waking me up every afternoon with your stupid car battery.
Ed: Sure. No problem, Frank.
Dimitri: [Smirking] Maybe “tired” isn’t the right word.
Days later. . .
Muhmy: I think Frank died. . .
Eddie: Again? I’ll go get the jumper cables.
“I swear, Dmitri, if you leave your spare dentures in the staff bathroom one more time, so help me, I WILL put a stake in your scrawny chest!”
I love the pairing you’ve made between the staple remover and dentures, the irritating behavior of co-workers that we can all identify with, and the genre-appropriate threat of a “stake through the heart.”
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Cami: The only caption that made me laugh out loud. I don’t know why. Probably because I expected more sophistication from such worldly vampires.
Ed: Best suggestion for use of genre-appropriate visual media. Also liked the addition of another character. Also plays on the bullying/predatory nature of the Vlad. It was such a fun concept I asked Marta to do a mock-up of a very worried Frank.
Caroline: Hitting closest to the original intention of the cartoon. I also liked the realization you shared that Dimitri’s behavior could eventually have a detrimental impact on his health. What a brave co-worker to take a stand for his friend.
Jaime: Conversion of cartoon to a murder mystery. Completely appropriate, and funny. Doubly funny as it reminds me of stuff I probably shouldn’t talk about in an open forum.(Did you know I used to work for the CFO at NASA?) Also liked the addition of a third character, the broadening of this universe.
Holly: Sensitivity to alternative (and problematic) diets. One of my former co-workers was borderline allergic to onions. Anyone with who brought a philly-cheese steak into the cube farm really got the evil eye.
Andrea: Postmodernism award for use of “intertextuality.”
Jared: Deadpan delivery. Just like old times.
“For crying out loud, Vlad! It’s the 21st century!”
It was actually more fun to see your brands of humor in each interpretation. Thanks for sharing your creativity with me.
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