SCENE 1, INTERIOR. AFTERNOON, CLASSROOM. The teacher is working with a small group of students during recess. They are all seated at the kidney-shaped table at the back of the classroom. After working for several minutes, one boy looks up from his assignment.
JOEY: Mr. Z, have you ever gone camping before?
[An impressed expression flashes across the boy’s face].
JOEY: Probably like a hundred times, right?
TEACHER: Well, I’ve gone quite a bit.
[The boy slouches in his chair for a moment].
JOEY: I’ve only gone camping once, and that was in the backyard.
JOEY: Hey, maybe you could take me camping, Mr. Z!
JOEY: Yeah, like on Survivor Man.
TEACHER: If we went camping like on Survivor Man, we’d both head out to the desert, but only one of us would come back…I’d probably have to use you as firewood.
[There is a long pause and then the boy continues to work on his assignment].
JOEY: I’ve heard that camping is lame.
TEACHER: It probably is…
[Fade to black].