The other day Michael frm the Red Right Hand issued a challenge about putting up a page of a script we are working on. Security Dog had done something similar recently putting up a scene from an early script of his, and suggesting we do the same.
Well, combining those two requests, I am putting THIS up here for you guys and girls to read. A few months ago I wrote that I would love to see a crossover episode of Scrubs and House. A showdown between Dr Cox and Dr House is what I wanted to see. Well, it occurred to me that even though I would never see it on the screen, it could be written, so that is what I have started to do as my fun side project. At first, as the medical jargon and what not from House intimidated me, I asked another writer who is more familiar with House if they wanted to take part as well, unfortunately they weren't able to, so you will notice I tend to brush over this part at this stage. I have my disease picked out, that will emerge when necessary.
When I don't feel like writing anything else I pull this out, and pluck away at it.
I am not writing to try and get a job in television, as I don't think I am cut out for it from what I have read, so I am just trying to write something funny with the right voices, rather than the right structure(ie allowing for commercials) at this stage. To me, it is a bit like cage practice, just keep writing, anything. There is 8 pages to have a read of, shouldn't take you too long. As it is a script that could never get made, I don't have to worry about registering this one with the WGA or anything like that.
I love both shows, but if push came to shove, I would have to admit that Scrubs is my preferred show. I decided to squeeze them into a half-hour script rather than try my hand at a full hour. Might do that later. As far as format, I have simply used the normal feature screenplay as I have not studied up on sitcom format much, so forgive any irregularity to a standard sitcom format. Also, I used capitals for their name in the action at all times, it was just with so many characters flying about it seemed easier to read doing it that way. Just a little quirk for this script.
So, I hope you enjoy. Be gentle :)