'Ciao Jenny'

IN SHARKEY'S.
MATT, JENNY, SLY, JAKE ARE SITTING AT TWO TABLES 
TIFFANI COMES IN

Tiffani: Hey guys you're looking at Cliffside's newest candy striper

Sly: Hey I love candy, how much does it pay?

Tiffani: Nothing, it's not about being paid, it's about helping sick people

Sly: oh that's easy just tell them to stop eating so much candy

JENNY STARTS LAUGHING

Matt: Did you think that was funny?

Jenny: No. I'm laughing because if my audition goes well today, I get to put eight thousand miles between me and candy brain here.

Jake: What are you talking about

Jenny: Today's my audition for the music conservatory in Rome

Jake: Rome? as in Italy

Jenny: Do you know of another?

Jake: Well no no it's just, you know, so far away and I would miss you you know and the band, stuff like that.

Jenny: well, I know, but the idea of finishing high school in Europe is kinda cool.

Matt: Yeah besides it's a great opportunity, some of the most talented musicians have studied at the conservatory. Eric Clapton, Eddy van Halen, Yo Yo Ma.

Sly: Yo Yo Ma? that sounds like something Jake would say when he's hungry.

JAKE LOOKS AT SLY.

Sly: Yo Yo Ma, what's for dinner?

TONY RUSHES IN SCRATCHING HIS SIDES.

Tony: Hey Matt, Matt, scratch my back and fast please.

MATT STARTS SCRATCHING.

Tony: oh yeah, that's it, right there, right there. It feels goo-ood.

Matt: Ton..Tony I'm not to comfortable with this.

Tiffani: I'd get that checked out if I were you, it could be a rash.

Matt: Gross. I'm gonna go wash.

MATT LEAVES

Tony: Oh it's nothing, another day and it'll go away by itself.

Tiffani: uh I wouldn't be so sure, There's a woman at the hospital who started out with a rash but it developed into a disease called dermagilligis.

Tony: D..D..Dermagilligis, that sounds serious.

Tiffani: Well it is. If not properly treated it can spread like wildfire through your internal organs and...

TIFFANI MAKES SLASHING MOTION WITH HER HAND ACROSS HER NECK

Tiffani: But not to worry you.

Tony: Worried, Who..Who..Who..Who..Who's worried.

Sly: You..ou..ou..ou..ou.

CUT TO GARRISON KITCHEN.
JAKE, SLY, MATT
JAKE IS SITTING AT THE BAR, MATT AND SLY ARE SITTING AT THE TABLE.

Matt: Not bad, Jake, Jenny will be really flattered you wrote some lyrics about her.

Jake: It's not about her.

Matt: Right.
Dark eyes, dark hair
When I see you I stop and stare
You're Matt's sister, but I don't care.

Jake: Okay, so maybe it's a little to obvious.

Matt: A little? why don't you just rent out the Goodyear blimp and write 'I love you Jenny'.

Jake: Okay, I'll change it bigmouth.

Sly: You're wasting your time, I wrote a love song once, It didn't work.

Matt: It wasn't exactly a song Sly, all you did was chant 'You want me and you know it, you want me and you know it'.

CAR HORN GOES OUTSIDE

Matt: O that must be Jenny, I wonder how the audition went.

Jake: Yeah, you and me both. If she get in she goes to Italy and there goes my chance to be with her.

Sly: Sure, but look on the bright side. If she goes to Italy you and I can go babe hunting together.

Jake: I will never, ever, be that desperate.

MR. GARRISON, MS GARRISON AND Jenny COME IN

Mr. G: When a monicha, I like a big pizza, par um ta ra rum.

Matt: You got in

Ms. G: We don't know yet.

Mr. G: Yes of course she got in, the judges practically said so right there on the spot.

Ms. G: They said 'thanks for coming we'll call you'

Mr. G: Yes, but it's the way they said it.

MR. G AND MS. G LEAVE.

Jenny: Trust me, I was up against some incredible talent, there's no way I got in.

Jake: Good.

JENNY TURNS TO JAKE

Jenny: What?

Jake: uh good, I mean, good talent is hard to find and you're primo talent so if you're worried then those people must have been...good.

Jenny: Thanks Jake, that means a lot to me.

Jake: Good.

JENNY LEAVES.
JAKE PUTS HIS HAND UP AGAINST HIS HEAD

CUT TO GARAGE
TONY AND TIFFANI ARE TALKING OVER AT THE LEFT, JAKE AND MAT ARE TALKING AT THE
AMPS IN THE BACK, Jenny IS STANDING IN FRONT OF HER KEYBOARD AND SLY IS SITTING
ALL THE WAY OVER AT THE RIGHT.
CUT TO TONY AND TIFFANI

Tiffani: ah Tony the rash has spread, hasn't it. Where to?

Tony: I'd rather not say

TONY GOES AND SITS DOWN BEHIND HIS DRUMS

Matt: Okay, Jake wrote a new tune, let's try it out

Jake: Yeah it's kinda a love song.

Sly: I've written better

EVERYONE IS GETTING READY TO PRACTICE, MATT ON GUITAR, JAKE ON GUITAR, Jenny ON
KEYBOARD, TIFFANI ON BASS AND TONY ON DRUMS

Matt: It's in the key of A, uptempo, follow me for the changes.
One, Two, Three, four.

My heart skips a beat like never before.
My knees get weak when you walk in the door.
I keep thinking, maybe this time
But I can't speak and I don't know why

I dream about you night and day
What could make me act this way.
It must be love
The way that I feel
Something inside o-oh
Tells me this is for real
Now I know why
It's you I'm thinking of
Now I know it must be love

O-oh, before another day goes by
O-o-oh I'll tell you all the reasons why

GUITAR SOLO BY JAKE

Now I know why
It's you I'm thinking of
Now I know it must be love
The way that I feel
Something inside o-oh
Tells me it's for real
Now I know why
It's you I'm thinking of
Now I know it must be love

Must be love
Must be love

Jenny: I don't know what to say

Jake: Don't say anything

MATT COUGHS

Matt: Bo..Boy all that singing's made my throat dry, I think I'll go in and get some water

Tiffani: Good idea, I'll join you

Tony: Ditto

TIFFANI LEAVES, MATT AND TONY ARE AT THE DOOR, SLY HASN'T MOVED

Tony: Come on Sylvester

Sly: No thanks I'd rather stay here and watch.

TONY WALKS OVER TO SLY, GRABS HIM BY THE SHIRTFRONT AND DRAGS HIM INTO THE
HOUSE. Jenny SMILES APPRECIATIVELY

Jenny: So did you really mean what you wrote.

JAKE TURNS TO Jenny AND KISSES HER

Jenny: I think that's a yes but I'm not completely sure.

Jake: Then let me say it again

THEY KISS AGAIN.

Jake: This is intense, I can't believe this.

THEY ARE ABOUT TO KISS AGAIN WHEN MS. G COMES IN, JAKE AND Jenny DISENGAGE QUICKLY

Ms.G: Jenny, The conservatory called, you're a finalist, you might be going to Rome

Jenny: ROME??

Ms. G: Yes.

Jenny: Yes, Rome.

Jenny AND MS.G HUG, JAKE LOOKS DISAPPOINTED

CUT TO SHARKEY'S
SLY IS SITTING AT A TABLE, MATT AND JAKE ARE SITTING AT THE BAR, TONY IS
BEHIND THE BAR SERVING DRINKS, TIFFANI WALKS IN WITH A MAGAZINE.  JAKE IS DEPRESSED

Tiffani: Tony I found this magazine at the hospital, it has an article on Dermagilligis.

Tony: o, ah it's cool now, the rash went away, I'm totally itch-less.

Tiffani: But I told you Dermagilligis isn't just a rash, It comes in stages.  But if you like living on the edge

Tony: Gimme that.

TIFFANI HOLDS OUT THE MAGAZINE, TONY GRABS IT AND STARTS READING.

Tiffani: Jenny must be really nervous about her second audition to the conservatory.

Matt: Yeah but not as nervous as Jake here.

Jake: I'm not nervous. So what if she goes to Italy , a place where studs named Marcello can hit on her without having to answer to me. Think that makes me nervous? Well let me tell you Jake Sommers doesn't do nervous.

Matt: So how about those Dodgers?

Tiffani: I'm gonna miss her to.

Tony: Oh no. this is terrible. according to this article I'm going to have Dermagilligis after all. Stage one: spreading rash, I had that.

Stage two: a shortness of breath

TONY BREATHES IN A FEW TIME

Tony: I got that. Stage three: a stiff neck

Tiffani: Ah you don't have a stiff neck

TONY TURN HIS HEAD TOWARDS TIFFANI

Tony: huh? aaauw. now I do. Get this thing away from me. I don't even want to know any more.

TONY GOES INTO THROUGH THE OFFICE DOOR, SCRATCHING HIS SIDE, RUBBING HIS NECK
AND BREATHING IN VERY SHALLOW BREATHS.

Sly: haha, what a nutcase huh, you gotta be pretty lame to believe everything you read.

CLOSE UP OF THE MAGAZINE COVER, IT READS' HYPNOSIS, IT REALLY WORKS'

Sly: Baboom.

Jake: What are you babooming about now Winkle.

SLY LOOKS AT TIFFANI AND MATT, THEN PUT THE MAGAZINE BETWEEN HIS FACE AND
THEM AND QUIETLY SAYS TO JAKE

Sly: O nothing. Just the solution to your problem with Jenny.

CUT TO GARRISON GARAGE, JAKE COMES IN STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM IN FRONT
OF SLY, SLY COMES IN AND STAND ROUGHLY IN THE MIDDLE AT THE FRONT.

Sly: whoo, I'm telling you Jake, it's perfect, all I have to do is hypnotize Jenny into blowing her audition and Shaloma Roma.

Jake: You're wasting my time, this'll never work.

Sly: Sure it will, tells you how to do it in the magazine, It's a piece of cake.

MR. G COMES INTO THE GARAGE AND STARTS RUMMAGING IN A TOOLBOX

Mr. G: oh, hi guy's

Sly: observe, one large guinea pig. Mister Garrison, just the man I wanted to see

MR. G TURN TO SLY HOLDING A HAMMER UP.

Mr. G: forget it Sly, I'm broke.

Sly: No I was just doing a school project on hypnotism and I was hoping you could serve as a subject.

Mr.G: well sure, but I have to warn ya I'm not very suggestible, you know the saying,' the tougher the subject, the sharper the mind'.

Sly: Understood. just close your eyes and relax.

MR. G CLOSES HIS EYES, SLY PUTS HIS PALM ON MR.G'S FOREHEAD.

Sly: Your arm are heavy, and your legs are...

MR. G SITS DOWN IN A TRANCE INSTANTLY, SLY TURNS TO JAKE LOOKING SURPRISED.

Sly: behold, gumbi man. Now listen carefully, whenever you hear the word 'goodbye' you will automatically give me ten dollars.

JAKE SHAKES HIS HEAD WITH A YEAH-RIGHT LOOK ON HIS FACE

Sly: I'm gonna snap my fingers and you'll awaken alert and refreshed.

SLY SNAPS HIS FINGERS

Mr. G: I told you it wouldn't work. I'm to smart for this.

Sly: Yeah you're right. Goodbye

Mr. G: oh, here's ten bucks Sly.

MR G LEAVES, SLY HOLDS THE NOTE UP TO JAKE HE MAKES A SMOOTH MOTION WITH HIS HAND
CUT TO GARRISON KITCHEN, MS.G, Jenny AND TIFFANI

Ms. G: I'm so proud of you honey, you're not nervous at all.

Jenny: Well what's the point of worrying, I've done everything that I can to prepare.

Tiffani: You sure have, what dress are you going to wear.

Jenny: My red one with the ruffled hem.

TIFFANI AND MS. G LOOK AT EACH OTHER

Jenny: What?

Ms. G: Nothing, nothing, I just think you're blue outfit is more appropriate but the red dress works.

Jenny: No, no, fine, I'll wear my blue outfit with my white heels.

Tiffani: You're gonna wear heels?

Jenny: GRRRR.

Ms. G: Honey

Tiffani: That reminds me I'm working in the psychiatric ward today, don't wanna be late, bye.

TIFFANI LEAVES QUICKLY.
MR. G COMES IN

Mr. G: Let's go hon, movie starts at five

Ms. G: Oh honey I don't know if I can, Jenny is very ...

Jenny: Go go go go go go go

MS. G: You sure?

Jenny: Go. go

MS. G AND MR. G LEAVE, SLY AND JAKE COME IN AND WALK UP TO THE BAR

Sly: So Jenny, the word on the grapevine is you're a little nervous for your audition.

SLY SEES THE SANDWICH Jenny CRUSHED AND PICKS IT UP AND START EATING IT

Jenny: Well, maybe just a little bit.

Jake: I'm sorry babe

Sly: Well today' your lucky day. I know the perfect way to relax you.

Jenny: If this is a cheap way for you to give me a massage Sly, forget it.

Jake: Naw Jen, Sly has a great idea, he can totally calm you down with hypnosis.

Jenny: Hypnosis? I don't know Jake it sounds a little bit out there.

TIFFANI COMES BACK IN

Tiffani: on second thought Jenny maybe you should wear your green skirt.

TIFFANI LEAVES QUICKLY AGAIN AS Jenny SITS UP STRAIGHT.

Jenny: Hypnosis huh? When do we start

CUT TO UNIDENTIFIED ROOM. Jenny IS ABOUT TO GIVE HER PERFORMANCE BEFORE THREE
JUDGES ( JUDGE1 (FEMALE), JUDGE 2 (MALE, BALD), AND JUDGE 3 (MALE, SHORT))

Judge3: Shall we begin?

Jenny: you bet. My selection is called Castles in Quicksand.

CUT TO OUTSIDE THE ROOM, SLY IS LISTENING AT THE DOOR, JAKE I STANDING BEHIND HIM

Sly: This is gonna be great, every time she sings the word baby, Baboom

CUT TO INSIDE
Jenny STARTS PLAYING.

Jenny: Well I could love you baby...

Jenny STOPS PLAYING AND LOOKS AT JUDGE 2

Jenny: Speaking of baby's did anyone ever tell you you're older than my three month old cousin. And obviously not as articulate oh.

Jenny BASHES A CYMBAL AS THE JUDGES LOOK AT EACH OTHER CONFUSED
Jenny THEN STARTS PLAYING AGAIN

Jenny: With a nervous laugh, I see you try
to cover the hurt, try to justify
You'd better let go real soon baby...

Jenny STOP PLAYING AND LOOKS AT JUDGE1

Jenny: Nice hair lady,

Judge1: (EMBARRASSED) thank you

Jenny: know where I can get a wig like that, Hoh

Jenny BASHES A CYMBAL AGAIN AND RESUMES PLAYING.
THE OTHER TWO JUDGES LOOK AT JUDGE1.

Jenny: You can't build castles on quicksand.

CUT TO OUTSIDE

Sly: Yeah, and the wig lady is down for the count.

HE PUTS HIS HAND ON JAKE'S HEAD AND DANCES ROUND HIM IN A CIRCLE

Sly: papapapa,papapapa,

JAKE GRABS AND TWISTS SLY'S HAND

Sly: papapa, auw, auw, auw, auw. What's the matter, I thought you wanted this

Jake: I did, but now I feel kinda bad.

Sly: Bad for what?

Jake: for humiliating her Winkle, for making her blow the biggest thing in her life because we're selfish pigs.

Sly: Sure if you put it like that.

SLY LEAVES, AND JAKE FOLLOWS.
CUT TO INSIDE ROOM, Jenny HAS OBVIOUSLY JUST SUNG 'BABY' AGAIN
HE IS LOOKING AT JUDGE3

Jenny: So little man, should I call you Tommy or mister thumb. oh

Jenny HITS A CYMBAL AGAIN, ALL THREE OF THE JUDGES ARE STARING AT HER OPEN-MOUTHED.

CUT TO THE GARAGE, MATT, TONY, JAKE AND SLY ARE ALREADY THERE, TIFFANI COMES IN

Matt: oh hey Tiff, what's wrong.

Tiffani: well remember that patient who had Dermagilligis, she's gone.

Tony: Gone?

Tiffani: Yeah, it's awful, you just get to know someone and they check out

Tony: Check out? Oh man I guess I don't have much time, Jake, I want you to have my drumset. Matt I want you to have my black book, the girls with the check marked kiss on the first date.

Tiffani: Tony you don't-

Sly: Hold on, he didn't give me anything yet.

Tiffani: And he's not going to, Tony the woman didn't die, she got better and went home. besides I found out you can only get Dermagilligis while having a baby.

Tony: Ha..Ha..Having in baby, you mean it's a woman's disease.

Matt: Yeah, so either top complaining or putt on a dress.

TONY TEARS THE BANDAGE OF HIS NECK THEN LOOKS AT MATT

Tony: Give my book back.

Jenny: SLY, YOU WEASEL

Jenny STORMS INTO THE GARAGE, MATT AND TONY SCRAMBLE TO GET OUT OF HER WAY, SHE
STORMS OVER TO SLY AND STANDS IN FRONT OF HIM.

Jenny: You were supposed to relax me not hypnotize me to insult the judges I'm gonna kill you.

Jenny GRABS SLY BY THE SHIRTFRONT, JAKE INTERVENES

Jake: Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny, it wasn't all Sly's fault. I uhh, I wanted him to do it.

Jenny: What?

Jake: I was afraid you might get accepted and split on me.

Jenny: You wanted him to do it?

JAKE NODS, AND Jenny HUGS HIM, JAKE IS SURPRISED BUT HUGS BACK

Jenny: Oh Jake, for you to do all of this you must really, really care about me.

Jake: oh yeah

JAKE AND Jenny KISS

Sly: Hey, what about me? I was the one who did the hypnotizing

Jenny: You're right Sly. Come here.

SLY WALKS OVER TO Jenny, SHE STOMPS ON HIS LEG

Jenny: Because of you I almost didn't get into the conservatory.

THE OTHERS PERK UP AND MOVE TOWARDS Jenny

Tiffani: What do you mean almost?

Jenny: They loved me, they though I invented a new form of music, Shock Rock

EVERYONE CHEERS

Matt: So you're going to Rome after all?

Jenny: No, I'm turning them down

Matt: What?

Jenny: How can I leave when there is somebody here that cares this much about me.

JAKE LOOKS DEPRESSED,
CUT TO SHARKEY'S, MATT, TIFFANI, TONY, SLY AND JAKE ARE SITTING AT THE CENTRE TABLE

Matt: You gotta get Jenny to go to that school Jake, she can't blow this opportunity.

Jake: Don't you think I know that Garrison. I feel guilty enough already.

Jenny COMES IN WITH A PICNIC BASKET, JAKE SEES HER AND SIGHS

Jake: I'm afraid I'm about to do something I'm not very proud of.

All: Hi Jen

Jenny GOES TO KISS JAKE, HE TURNS HIS HEAD SO SHE KISSES HIS CHEEK

Jenny: Come on, let's go

Jake: Go where?

Jenny: for our picnic remember, we're going to ride up to Laguna park and watch the sunset. I made us a special dinner.

Jake: I'm sorry, I've got other plans

Jenny: What other plans?

Jake: Hey, I don't have to report to you. I told you I've got other plans Now if you'll excuse me.

JAKE GETS UP AND WALKS TO THE BAR, HE WHISPERS IN A BLOND GIRLS EAR

Jenny: Jake, what's going on?

Jake: Isn't it obvious, I have a date with Lola.

Jenny: But what about

Jake: Hey, you didn't think you were the only one did you.

JAKE KISSES LOLA

Jenny: No I guess not

Jenny DUMPS THE PICNIC BASKET OVER JAKE'S HEAD AND STORMS OF, LOLA LOOKS SHOCKED
JAKE LOOKS DEPRESSED

CUT TO THE GARRISON HOUSE, Jenny AND HER PARENTS, AND MATT ARE ALREADY THERE
TONY, TIFFANI, AND SLY ARE JUST ARRIVING.

Tony: Hey Jenny

Mr. G: Ha guy's

Ms. G: I guess after what happened Jake won't be here to see you off.

Jenny: I guess not.

Ms. G: I'm sorry honey.

Tiffani: Jen I got you a going away present.

Jenny: O Tiff, it's gorgeous, but what happened to the other half of the pendant.

Tiffani: I'm wearing it This way we'll always have a piece of each other. You're my best friend Jenny.

Jenny AND TIFFANI HUG

Sly: Well Jen, I got you something to remember me by.

Jenny OPENS THE PARCEL SLY GIVES HER, AND GRINS
SHE HOLDS IT UP, IT'S A FRAMED PICTURE OF SLY.

Jenny: gee thanks Sly, I really needed a traveling dartboard.

Sly: Good one, Goodbye Jenny.

Jenny AND SLY HUG
MR. G HOLDS UP A TEN DOLLAR BILL, SLY GRABS IT

Sly: Thank you mister Garrison.

Tony: Uhh.. Nobody said anything about gifts

HE LOOKS AROUND, THEN TAKES HIS HAT OFF AND GIVES IT TO Jenny

Tony: I know it's kinda lame, but

Jenny: I love it, it's you Tony

Tony: It is isn't it?

TONY AND Jenny HUG
MATT WALK UP TO Jenny AND TAKES A CASSETTE OUT OF HIS SHIRT POCKET

Matt: Here's a recording of our last gig together. If you get homesick you can just listen to this and we'll be there.

Tiffani: Yeah

Tony: That's right Jen

Jenny: That's beautiful Matt, I'm really going to miss you.

Matt: Me too, Goodbye Jenny

Mr. G: Sorry Sly, all I have is a twenty

Sly: That's okay, Goodbye Jenny

Mr. G: Keep the change

SLY REACHES FOR THE MONEY, MS.G GRABS IT FIRST AND SNAPS HER FINGERS

Ms. G: Snap out of it dear.

Mr. G: Hey, What are you doing with my money.

Sly: ho, time to go, catch ya later

SLY TRIES TO LEAVE, MR.G STOPS HIM

Mr. G: Come with me Sly, you're going to help me pack the car.

MR. G, MATT, SLY, TIFFANI AND TONY LEAVE THROUGH THE DOOR TO THE GARAGE.

Ms. G: You okay honey

Jenny: Yeah, I'm fine, I'll be out in moment okay?

MS. G NODS AND GOES OUT AS WELL
Jenny LOOKS ROUND THE ROOM LOOKING AT THE TABLE, THE REFRIGERATOR, THE KITCHEN

Jenny: Bye house. Bye kitchen. Goodbye refrigerator, bye table.

JAKE APPEARS IN THE DOOR, Jenny SEES HIM

Jenny: Bye Jake. JAKE?

JAKE COMES IN WITH A SINGLE FLOWER

Jake: I couldn't let you go without saying goodbye.

Jenny: Well I'm glad you came

Jake: Jenny, that bimbo was a put on. I just couldn't let you pass up the opportunity of your life, because of me.

Jenny: Yeah I kinda figured that.

Jake: I'm really sorry. I've never cared about anyone like this before. I mean I wanted you to stay for me, but I realized it was more important for you to go, for you.

JAKE AND Jenny KISS ONE LAST TIME

Jenny: Ride with me to the airport?

Jake: I wouldn't miss that for anything.

JAKE AND Jenny BOTH HUG SADLY.

THE END