Shiva for Mister Buttons
WRITTEN BY: KELLY BROTMAN
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MICHAEL - 40’S
INT: MICHAEL AND LAUREN’S HOUSE.
MICHAEL ENTERS THE SCENE THROUG THE HALLWAY DOOR INTO THE KITCHEN.
Hurry up Lauren, the matzo ball soup is getting cold.
LAUREN HURRIES INTO THE HOUSE THROUGH THE OUTSIDE DOOR.
I am here, I just got off the hone with Lizzie. Honey we do not need to sit shiva for a hamster. I don not think it’s ethnical.
My no good father told me that my dog went to a farm, I do not want to do that to our beloved daughter. We are sitting shiva for our beloved daughter’s pet, Mr. Mittens the hamster.
You do realize our daughter never met her hamster.
Honey, I am in mourning.
END OF PART 1.
LIZZIE - PRE TEENS.
INT: LAUREN’S CAR.
LAUREN AND LIZZIE ARE SITTING IN THE CAR.
Now remember honey you must act sad once we get home.
I do not understand why you suddenly had to pull me away from summer camp.
Because your father is in mourning because your birthday gift did not last the summer, now make with the fake tears once we get home.
But I wanted a skateboard for my birthday…
We paid 500 dollars for you to go to Summer on Stage sleep away camp. So you better act sad. I’ll buy you that bike-cycle for you to act sad.
END OF PART 2
MICHAEL IS PUTTERING AROUND IN THE KITCHEN. HE IS TAKING FOOD OUT OF THE OVEN. LIZZE AND LAUREN WALK INTO THE KITCHEN FROM THE OUTSIDE.
Oh honey i am so sorry that your beloved pet has passed away. I am so glad we pulled you out of camp early so you an be supportive in my mourning of your beloved birthday pet.
Daddy I am so sorry that my pet passed away before I got a chance to meet him. It is such a tragic loss for you.
You should be more upset honey. This pet would of been a loving pet for you.
I am sure Lizzie will be fine, you on the other hand I think you need to calm down, and call off this shiva. It is nonsense. Lizzie sweetie, go back into the car. I am getting you a new bike
Lizzie leaves the scene through the kitchen door.
I am going to miss you Mr. Mittens.
Thank G-d we are seeing a couples counselor tomorrow.
END OF PART THREE
END OF SKETCH.