It’s not “tv”! it’s “telly”!
THE TELEVISION
BATTLE
The fight between “TV” and “Telly”
Does anybody even care?
INT. AT HOME - 12:30 pm
We follow teenage school siblings called CARSON and MEIKA as they slouch into the living room looking sour and grumpy.
MEIKA
Ugh! I hate when Mummy asks me to clean out my room! It’s so annoying and in the end, I just shove everything into my walk in wardrobe! Anyways, my room isn’t that messy...
CARSON
Beats me, when Mum asks me to clean my room, I just chuck everything out of the window. It usually goes into Mrs Bernadi’s swimming pool but who cares.
Meika rolls her eyes
CARSON
What? Mrs Bernadi never cleans her pool! Most of the time, it’s just full of lame old junk like leaves, her cat’s fur balls, dog poop, my clothes, my sneakers, my homework, some more leaves and your phone and-
Meika stares, horrified
MEIKA
UM... MY PHONE? YOU’RE KIDDING, RIGHT?!
Carson moves away and backs to the dinner table
CARSON
(With a sly grin on his face)
Maybe... you can check....
Meika hurries into her room to check if her phone’s still there
2 MINUTES LATER
Meika comes back relieved to see Carson eating some chocolate cookies
MEIKA
It’s still there! Phew! Argh! I’m gonna pay you back Carson!
Carson
(Smirks and laughs)
Yeah right! (suddenly sees Meika’s angry face) but whatever let’s go watch some telly.
We follow Carson and Meika as they plop themselves on a bean bag
MEIKA
(Sipping a juice carton)
Oh, I forgot to mention but the TV’s not called “telly” it’s called TV...
CARSON
(Staring at the “telly” screen and not taking in a word)
Mmm.... what did you say? Hey, did that dude just dunk the basketball in the hoop! Nice!
MEIKA
(Saying it again)
The TV’s not called “telly” it’s called TV!
CARSON
(absently)
What?
MEIKA
(Saying it for the THIRD time)
THE TV’S NOT CALLED “TELLY” IT’S CALLED TV! ARE YOU DEAF OR SOMETHING CARSON?!
Carson covers his ears
CARSON
Ok, ok! I heard you the first time! Geez!
Meika glares at him while chomping her potato chips aggressively
CARSON
Also, it’s “telly” not TV.
MEIKA
It’s TV!
CARSON
No, I said, it’s TELLY!
MEIKA
But I said it’s TV!
CARSON
Nuh uh! Telly!
MEIKA
TV!
CARSON
TELLY!
MEIKA
TV!
CARSON
TELLY!
CARSON AND MEIKA
TVELLY!
Meika sprints towards the “TV” and scribbles TV onto the back with permanent marker
Carson pushes Meika out of the way and crosses out TV and writes TELLY
They bicker and fight for a couple of hours and in the end, the TV or Telly is broken. Fail.
CARSON
(Glances at ruined TV or Telly)
Now look what you’ve done!!! Mum’s gonna be so mad at me!
MEIKA
YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYONE BUT YOURSELF DO YOU? IT’S TV FOR GOODNESS SAKE! YOU LITTLE STUPID BUTTHOLE! ARGH, YOU NEED TO ADMIT YOUR LITTLE SISTER’S RIGHT! ADMIT IT, ADMIT IT! NOW OR ELSE!
Silence for a moment and crickets chirp in background
CARSON
Meh.
We look as a busy normal and bossy Mum comes strutting in with a fresh pile of laundry in her arms
MUM
Eh.... What happened children? Oh my! Carson and Meika, what have you done to our TV?! Oh, that costs $2000! You’re both grounded for the rest of your lives! EXPLAIN NOW!
Meika and Carson shuffles their feet nervously
CARSON
Well, Mum, is it “TV” or “Telly”?
MEIKA
Um... yeah? I think it’s TV but Carson the idiot thinks it’s Telly!
Mum gives them a death stare while thinking how her kids can be this dumb
MUM
Seriously kids?! It’s NEITHER! It’s TELEVISION! What have you been learning at school? Now go buy me a new TELEVISION!
MEIKA AND CARSON
Oops... How were we supposed to know?
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THE END!
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