INT. DFO PRODUCTION OFFICE – DAY
DFO intern MICHAEL VICK lounges on a couch in the office, dozing. He awakes with a start. A look of panic fills his face as he dashes over to the desk and opens up a laptop computer, and his consternation increases as he taps a url into the browser’s address bar. He picks up the phone.
— [comm flies open] —
MICHAEL VICK: Hello? Mr. Deadly? Mr. Morris?
MICHAEL: Mr. Deadly? It’s Michael Vick.
RTD: I’M SORRY YOU’LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP I’M ON A PRIVATE JET.
MICHAEL: Yes, Mr. Deadly, I know. And I can hear you fine.
DARKEST TIMELINE ZACK MORRIS: DID YOU TELL HIM WE’RE ON A PRIVATE JET?
MICHAEL: Mr. Morris, I…
RTD: YES, I TOLD HIM.
DTZM: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT, MICHAEL?
MICHAEL: Gentlemen, there’s supposed to be a Request Line post going up in ten minutes and there’s nothing on the schedule.
DTZM: OH, RIGHT.
There is a long period of silence.
RTD: WE FORGOT TO SCHEDULE ANYTHING. WE’RE ON OUR WAY TO MAMMOTH LAKES.
MICHAEL: Yes, Mr. Deadly, I’m aware of that.
DTZM: CAN YOU THROW SOMETHING UP FOR US.
MICHAEL: I was planning to do exactly that. But I wanted to know if you had any topics in mind.
RTD: HOW ABOUT HOLIDAYS AND/OR VACATIONS?
MICHAEL: We’ve already done that one.
DTZM: WE’RE ON A PRIVATE JET RIGHT NOW…
MICHAEL: Yes, I kno…
DTZM: …HOW ABOUT SOMETHING TO DO WITH AIRPLANES.
MICHAEL: We’ve done that too.
RTD: HOW ABOUT HOLLYWOOD AND MOVIES AND STUFF.
MICHAEL: Already coverered it.
DTZM: OH! I HAVE AN IDEA! HOW ABOUT MUSIC THAT YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO LOUD?
MICHAEL: That’s…yeah, that’s something we haven’t done before.
RTD: MAYBE A SIX SONG LIMIT SO PEOPLE DON’T GET TOO CARRIED AWAY?
MICHAEL: Sure, I’ll add that to the post.
DTZM: MY HERO.
MICHAEL: [touched] Oh, well, thank you Mr. Morris, just doing my job…
RTD: NO HE MEANS THE SONG “MY HERO”. AS THE INTRO.
MICHAEL: [deflated] Oh. Sure. I’ll get right on that, sir.
DTZM: WE’LL SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF DAYS MICHAEL. DON’T FORGET TO CLEAN LILY’S LITTER BOX.