Acting With James Franco Episode 1: "Sense Memory"
The Tony-Award winning actress and star of "Pushing Daisies" sings about crystal meth.
- August 26, 2008
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Starring Kristin Chenoweth. Created by Adam McKay. Written by Amy Rhodes. Produced by Bryan Safi. Directed by Drew Antzis. Music by Andrew Lippa. Lyrics by Amy Rhodes. With Jan Davidson, Wayne Federman, David Harris, Johnny Meeks, Meghan Parks and Lynne Stewart. Recorded and Mixed by Jayce Murphy (http://www.jaycemurphy.com) Special thanks to Motion.
August 26, 2008
video cuts to Johnny Meeks looking strung out and walking down a
hallway. The shot cuts to titles that read - The musician and then -
The meth addict. Johnny Meeks is seen entering an office. The shot cuts
to titles that read - Bob has agreed to be in a documentary about
addiction. The shot cuts back to Johnny Meeks entering the office.
Johnny Meeks: Hello?
The shot cuts back to titles that read – He does not know he about to
face an intervention. The shot cuts back to the office. There are five
people waiting in the room portraying “Bob’s”/Johnny Meeks family. They
are played by David Harris, Wayne Federman, Jan Davidson, Meghan Parks
and Lynne Stewart. They each greet Johnny Meeks.
Johnny Meeks: Oh, hell no!
Johnny Meeks turns to leave and Kristin Chenoweth is revealed standing behind Johnny Meeks.
Kristin Chenoweth: Hi Bob.
The shot cuts to David Harris and Meghan Parks and a caption reads –
BROTHER-IN-LAW&SISTER. The shot then cuts to Wayne Federman and
Lynne Stewart and a caption reads – MOM&DAD. The shot then cuts
to Jan Davidson and a caption reads – BEST FRIEND.
Kristin Chenoweth (voiceover): Your family asked me here to day because
they have a few things they’d like to say to you. All you have to do is
Johnny Meeks: I am not going to listen to this shit.
The shot cuts to Kristin Chenoweth and a caption reads – KRISTIN CHENOWETH Interventionist.
Kristin Chenoweth: Wait! I know these things are hard to hear. Maybe it’d be easier if, instead of being said, they’re sung.
The shot cuts to Kristin Chenoweth standing by David Harris. A caption
reads KRISTIN CHENOWETH Interventionist & Musical Theatre Diva.
Piano music plays in the background.
Kristin Chenoweth (singing): You’re quite close to death because you’re
addicted to meth. But we can’t go wrong, if we ‘splain it, in a song.
David Harris: What the fuck?
Lynne Stewart: Song?
Kristin Chenoweth: Yes, song!
Kristin Chenoweth takes off her suit jacket with a sparkle of stars surrounding her and lets her hair loose.
Johnny Meeks stares at Kristin Chenoweth and then closes and opens his eyes, as if to check and make sure he’s seeing correctly.
Kristin Chenoweth (singing): It’s ok to be gay; some guys are just born
that way. But you don’t have to be sick, just cause you aren’t getting…
Johnny Meeks: Dick?
Kristin Chenoweth: OK. Most of the guys that you’ve kissed, you’ve
probably found on Craigslist. So consider this your subpoena, it’s time
to stop doing tina.
The shot cuts to Lynne Stewart.
Lynne Stewart: Who’s Tina?
The shot cuts to Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristin Chenoweth: It’s slang for crystal meth, silly.
Kristin Chenoweth pulls out a poster board with names for meth on it.
Kristin Chenoweth: So is amp, blue belly, crank, white cross, barney,
dope, junk, rocket fuel, shiznitty, and poor man’s cocaine.
Kristin Chenoweth: You made cash giving head. Then spend it buying
Sudafed. So just take a deep breath. It seems you’ve lost you to meth.
There’s not time to eat lunch, when all you eat is white crunch. So
consider this your subpoena. Everybody.
The shot cut David Harris, Wayne Federman, Jan Davidson, Meghan Parks, Lynne Stewart and Johnny Meeks.
Group (singing): It’s time, to stop doing tina.
The shot cuts back to Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristin Chenoweth: That’s the spirit.
The shot cuts to Jan Davidson.
Jan Davidson: This is fun.
Kristin Chenoweth is shown leaning into the shot to interact with Jan Davidson.
Kristin Chenoweth: This is fun! But you know what’s not fun? Waking up
in a pile of your own urine and doo-doo and someone else’s blood.
(singing) To your mom you’re not speaking, because instead you are
The shot cuts to Johnny Meeks nodding in the affirmative. The shot then cuts to Lynne Stewart and Wayne Federman.
Lynne Stewart: Your new life is so drab.
Wayne Federman: And our basement is now a meth lab.
The shot cuts to a group shot.
Kristin Chenoweth, David Harris, Wayne Federman, Jan Davidson, Meghan
Parks and Lynne Stewart (singing): So consider this your subpoena, it’s
time to stop doing tina.
Kristin Chenoweth: Take it to the bridge. Listen to your sister.
Meghan Parks: You’re my kid bro.
Kristin Chenoweth: Do you hear that?
Meghan Parks: My best guy I know.
Kristin Chenoweth: The best.
Group (singing): So show us some class, stop smoking the glass!
The shot cuts to Johnny Meeks and Jan Davidson.
Jan Davidson (singing): I fantasize that you’re not gay and that you’re in love with me.
Kristin Chenoweth: You know what? You need to work that out!
The shot cuts to Kristin Chenoweth, David Harris, Wayne Federman, Jan Davidson, Meghan Parks and Lynne Stewart.
Kristin Chenoweth (singing): This is a kind of prevention. We’re just doing an intervention.
David Harris, Wayne Federman, Jan Davidson, Meghan Parks and Lynne Stewart lift Kristin Chenoweth and hold her horizontally.
Kristin Chenoweth: Let me put it this way. Will you accept the help offered today? And consider this your subpoena…
Group (singing): It’s time, to stop doing tina, tina, tina.
Johnny Meeks: I’m in!