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Playoff Tickets - Some Things Aren't A Game....

Playoff Tickets
Two friends late for a playoff game hit a stray.
What happens next brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Dog Day Afternoon”.

BFF Mike and Chris are lucky guys, so it seems. Today, they’ve hit the jackpot: playoff tickets to the Big Game. All they need do is hop in the car, and speed across town to waiting seats.

As Chris Hick’s Playoff Tickets opens, traffic’s already jumped in the way.  Despite being designated driver, Chris fidgets with his phone – intent on finding a faster route.

But cell phones and cars should never mix. The inevitable occurs: THUMP. And YELP.

A glance in the rear view mirror quickly identifies the source. Chris has run over a poor (and now quite dead) dog. Believe it or not, that’s where the fun begins.

Not due to the dog – of course - but the chaos that ensues.  What to do for the poor little fella? In a panic, Mike and Chris brainstorm. Dark humor quickly runs amok:

CHRIS
We could leave a note.

MIKE
Leave a note?

CHRIS
Yes.

Beat.

MIKE
Leave a note, on a dead dog in the middle of the street?

CHRIS
Do you have a better idea?

Several ideas fail to pass inspection, car or not. But inspiration finally hits:
Sling the dead dog into oncoming traffic, and blame its fate on someone else.

CHRIS
Okay, I'll pick it up and hide behind the bush here.
When the next car comes, I'll throw it in front of them as they drive by.
They'll think they hit it and will have to tell the owners.

MIKE
This is awful.

CHRIS
Please rise for our national anthem!

MIKE
Alright! Alright! Let's do this.

What happens next? Don’t ask.  Best to find that out for yourself: along with lots of taboo, funny stuff.
Make no mistake: dark humor inherently feeds off painful topics. But the best of such genres cut both ways. 

Playoff Ticket’s twisted tale forces readers (and audiences) to think on a moral level while simultaneously stifling a laugh. If something this horrible happened to you, what path would you take?

So crack open Playoff Tickets and Pandora’s Box. If you’re looking for a funny, thought provoking and budget friendly short – this could be your season pass to a home run!!

 

The Script

Playoff Tickets

Two friends late for a playoff game hit a dog on the way to the stadium.

About The Reviewer

Shawn Davis's picture
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Shawn began writing in 2008 as a means to overcome a lifelong reading disorder. After several short scripts, he took on writing his first feature screenplay in 2009. Six years and several screenplays later, Shawn's highly acclaimed script Equal Retribution was reviewed and given...Read more

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The bio section. I never know if this should be treated like an origin story or something that could be converted into an obituary by changing the tense of the verbs. Perhaps a blend of the two is the best approach to take. I should include some details about myself. I’m Chris, aka the Chris in...Read more