Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Week 12, Day 80 - “I Like You Better When You’re Nude”

“I Like You Better When You’re Nude”
Written by Joe Janes
4/8/09
80 of 365

CAST:
Ralph, 20-30s
Lucy, 20-30s

(Lights up on Ralph setting a dinner table for a romantic evening.)

RALPH
Dinner’s almost ready, Lucy.

(Lucy enters looking hot, putting in earrings.)

LUCY
Candle lit dinner, Ralph? What’s the big occasion?

RALPH
It’s our anniversary.

LUCY
We’re not married.

RALPH
Our one-year anniversary of going out, Silly. Our six-month anniversary of living together. We talked about this.

LUCY
Oh, I totally forgot. I told my girlfriends I’d meet them at Hi-Tops for Ladies Night.

RALPH
I’ve been planning this for weeks-

(Lucy lifts the hem of her skirt, flashing Ralph her lower lady parts.)

LUCY
Look at this stain. Dog gone it. I’ll have to change.

(She exits.)

RALPH
It’s so hard to stay mad at you.

(Cue medium tempo music.)

Relationships can be so dang hard,
Emotional swirly for a dude,
Hot girls can burn and leave you scarred,
But it’s anesthesia when they’re nude.

(Ralph sits. Lucy re-enters in a robe and opens it close to Ralph’s face.)

LUCY
Does this look like herpes, again?

(He looks, at first in disgust and then enchanted.)

RALPH
Full frontal hoo-hoo kills all reason,
Like kryptonite to my attitude,
To deny it would be my treason,
I like you better when you are nude.

RALPH
Oh, I can hardly tell, pumpkin.

(He starts to reach his hand out to touch it.)

LUCY (exiting)
Okay. Don’t want to scare anybody.

RALPH
When you have bad news to deliver,
Don’t worry about being too rude,
It might stick me like a glass sliver,
Just break it to me when you are nude.

LUCY (entering)
Can I borrow fifty bucks do buy my ex-husband a birthday present?

(She opens her robe.)

RALPH
That asshole? Sure, my wallet’s on the –

LUCY (exiting)
I already got it, thanks.

RALPH
Is he going to be there-?

I dreamt about loving a goddess,
It makes me feel manly and so shrewd,
It means I won life’s big game of chess,
Seeing you frolic naked and nude.

LUCY (entering in a new dress)
By the way, I’m pregnant.

RALPH
Is that good news or bad news?

LUCY
Well, it’s either yours, your brother’s, my ex-husband’s, or Pauly Shore’s.

(She opens her blouse.)

RALPH
I’ll raise it as if it were my own.

It’s such a delight seeing you bare,
Like a Playboy model come to life,
Your curves melt away all woe and care,
I’d love it, Luce, if you’d be my wife.

(He gets down on one knee and opens up a ring box. She takes the ring and puts it in the pocket of her robe.)

LUCY
No. But, thanks. You know, I thought I was in love with you, Ralph. Guess I was wrong. I’ll stay until our lease runs out and then move in with someone else.

RALPH
Oh, my God.

(He collapses on the floor. She stands over his head. He looks up.)

LUCY
I’ll still need you to pay child support. Unless I get an abortion. Then I’ll need you to pay for that. Is that okay?

RALPH
I think that’s fine.

LUCY (singing the bridge)
A man’s brain is made out of penises and clay,
I just grab the stuff I want when I want it,
My rich and pretty momma always used to say,
If you (oo-oo) have got it...flaunt it.


(She thrusts out her chest and she exits.)

RALPH
Your flesh is a Snuggy for my brain,
Only in my head do I get screwed,
You are the candy without the cane,
Still, I like you better when you’re nude.

LUCY (from the door)
Can you come pick me up when we’re done partying?

RALPH
You just broke up with me. Besides, I have to work in the morning-

LUCY
Picture me naked.

RALPH
Okay. Call me when you’re done.

(He sighs and smiles. Lights fade as a reprise of music from the song plays out.)

2 comments:

idjar said...

See, I think you're damn good at nonfiction.

A friend of mine referred to my second spouse as a "poor man's trophy wife." Despite the blunt insult to me, it helped put things in perspective at the end. (But what a glorious vadge!)

And, hey, thanks for making me lose a half hour in Holy Taco.

Nat Topping said...

+1 for use of the word "Snuggy"