David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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I should be in advertising

Going through a drive-thru last night, I came up with a great but possibly horrible idea for a Wendy's commercial.

FADE IN: EXT. CITY STREET - NIGHT

A black car drives down the street.

INT. CAR - NIGHT

Two Italian-looking guys, the DRIVER and PASSENGER, are in the car. They wear dark suits and look very serious.

THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD, CLOSE SHOT ON Passenger. Something catches his attention. It's reflected in the windshield: a lit-up WENDY'S SIGN.

WIDER SHOT -- Passenger and Driver exchange glances. Driver turns the car.

EXT. WENDY'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT

The car pulls into a Wendy's parking lot, headed for the drive-thru.

EXT. DRIVE-THRU WINDOW - NIGHT

An attractive Wendy's attendant hands over two bags of food and two drinks. The men take their food. The attendant smiles at them.

CLOSER -- over the attendant's shoulder, the Passenger sees a BANNER advertising the Frosty dessert.

PUSH IN on the passenger.

CUT TO:


The attendant hands the passenger a Frosty.

The car pulls out of the drive-thru.

EXT. ROADS - NIGHT

The car drives along a deserted road.

INT. CAR - NIGHT

The men eat their food as the miles roll by.

The Frosty sits, untouched, in the cupholder on the dashboard.

EXT. DESERT - NIGHT

The car coasts to a stop miles away from anywhere.

INT. CAR - NIGHT

Driver turns off the car. The men get out. Driver opens the back seat. He takes out something --

EXT. DESERT - NIGHT

Driver's holding a shovel. He walks away from the car.

Passenger stands there. Hold it a moment --

CUT TO:


Passenger opens the trunk of the car.

A man is inside. He looks a little worse for wear. Nervously, he sits up. He looks up at Passenger -- then down at Passenger's hands.

PAN DOWN TO REVEAL that Passenger is holding the Frosty. There's a spoon in it. He holds it out.

The hostage takes the Frosty. He smiles a little as he digs in.

A LONG SHOT: driver, digging. The hostage, eating the Frosty. Passenger, watchful.

TAGLINE: "Wendy's. It's the little pleasures."

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