Stick and Pencil, Ep. 1
by F.C. Shultz

Stick and Pencil - Ep1

INT. CHILD'S ROOM - DAY

Scene opens with shot of a kid's room. Very serene. Andy from Toy Story-esque. Then a child busts through the door making an object fly. Audience can't see the object. Child puts the object in a mug with a pug face on it and then leaves the room. Title card shows with Stick and Pencil in the scene.

PENCIL

What are you?!?

STICK

I'm Stick. Nice to meet you. I'm new here.

PENCIL

I see that.

PENCIL

What're your name?

STICK

Why are you here? You can't be in here. You're not in the Pug Mug Club?

PENCIL

The what?

STICK

The mug. Where we are righht now. It has a pug on it. You have to be in the club to be in the mug. You're not in the club, but you're in the mug. Why are you here?

Stick isn't looking at Pencil. Stick is staring around the room like it's the Grand Canyon.

STICK

The inside is bigger than I thought. Not bigger than outside, of course. But it's bigger than it looks through the window.

PENCIL

Wait...you're from...outside?

STICK

Right-o! See that tree?

Stick motions to a tree just outside the window.

STICK

I fell to the ground after the storm last night. Human brought me inside this morning.

PENCIL

Why?

STICK

I don't know.

PENCIL

Why did human put you in here with me?

STICK

I don't know.

PENCIL

What is human going to do with you?

STICK

I don't know.

PENCIL

What do you even do?

DREAMY CUT TO HUMAN USING PENCIL TO DRAW A PICTURE OF A KITTEN WHILE PENCIL SAYS THE NEXT LINE.

PENCIL (V.O.)

Can human use you to draw a picture of a kitten?

CUT BACK TO SOLO SHOT OF STICK.

STICK

Well, no.

DREAMY CUT TO HUMAN USING PENCIL TO DO MATH HOMEWORK WHILE PENCIL SAYS THE NEXT LINE.

PENCIL (V.O.)

Can human use you to do home? Do you even know what 2+2 is?

CUT BACK TO SOLO SHOT OF STICK.

STICK

No, I don't.

DREAMY CUT OF HUMAN USING PENCIL TO WRITE STORIES WITH SKETCHES OF ROCKETS AND DINOSAURS.

PENCIL (V.O.)

Can human use you to write stories about dragons and rocket ships and the Moon?

CUT BACK TO SOLO SHOT OF STICK.

STICK

I don't think so.

SHOT OF BOTH OF THEM IN THE MUG.

PENCIL

I don't think so either.

Silence in the mug. Stick thinks Pencil is going to ask what Stick can do, but it never happens. Stick decides to share anyway.

DREAMY CUT TO A FAMILY OF BIRDS LANDING ON STICK WHILE STILL ATTACHED TO THE TREE. THE WINDOW OF THE CHILD'S ROOM IS IN THE BACKGROUND.

STICK (V.O.)

I once let a family of birds rest their wings by perching on me.

CUT BACK TO SOLO SHOT OF PENCIL.

PENCIL

So what? That's not very cool.

DREAMY CUT TO STICK HAVING LEAVES ATTACHED ALL OVER AND SOME FALLING TO THE GROUND.

STICK (V.O.)

Oh, well, one time I made a bunch of beautiful leaves.

CUT BACK TO SOLO SHOT OF PENCIL.

PENCIL

But then you dropped them all, right?

STICK

Well, yeah. But...

PENCIL

Listen, I don't know why Human brough you in here and put you in my mug, but you can't be in the Pug Mug Club.

STICK

Okay, I'm sorry. I just want to be friends. I don't want to crowd your space.

PENCIL

It's...fine. You didn't know.

STICK

Maybe I can be in the Pug Mug Club someday?

Pencil hesitates, but then replies.

PENCIL

Maybe.

STICK

Cool!

A few moments later, we hear a small thug and we see Stick has jumped out of the mug and is now laying on the desk next to the mug. A few seconds after that, Human comes running back into the room and takes her shoes off. She notices Stick is not in the mug. She says, "Huh," and then walks over to the desk and puts Stick back in the mug. Episode ends with Stick and Pencil back in the mug together.

THE END.