“THE SPARKY AND BEEPS SHOW”

 

BY CONNOR M.

 

CHARACTERS:    SPARKY THE A.E.D. HEART DEFIBRILLATOR, 3 ½ YEARS OLD

                        BEEPS THE HEART MONITOR, 101,000 BEEPS OLD, HIS BROTHER

SETTING:          AN AMBULANCE IN MOTION WITH SIREN BLARING

 

TIME:                SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M.

 

AT RISE:           SPARKY IS TALKING TO BEEPS, BUT BEEPS IS CLEARLY SPACING OUT


 

                                        SPARKY

I CAN’T BELIEVE THEM BEEPS, I’VE BEEN SAVING LIVES FOR THE PAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS, BUT IF I DON’T SAVE WHOEVER COMES IN HERE TONIGHT I’M GONNA GET REPLACED. I MEAN WHAT KIND OF RULE  IS THAT! IT’S  COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS! (BEEPS IS SPACING OUT)

HEY, BEEPS! ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING  TO ME?

(BEEPS IS NODDING HIS HEAD UP AND DOWN WITH A MISCHIEVOUS LOOK ON HIS FACE)

BEEPS!

                                        BEEPS

HUH, WHAT, WHAT’S GOING ON?

 

                                        SPARKY

YOU WERE DAY DREAMING WHILE I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN OUR SITUATION TO YOU.

                                        BEEPS

OUR SITUATION…WAIT WHAT? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

 

                                        SPARKY

THE ONE WHERE THE HOSPITAL GOT A NEW SHIPMENT OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND IF WE AREN’T DOING OUR JOB AND WE SCREW UP TONIGHT WE GET REPLACED.

 

                                        BEEPS

DON’T SWEAT IT MAN, WE’LL BE FINE!

 

                                        SPARKY

THIS IS SERIOUS! DON’T JUST BLOW IT OFF LIKE IT’S NOTHING.

                                        BEEPS

COME ON. YOU’RE FINE. OF ALL THE DEFIBRILLATORS YOU’RE THE LAST ONE WHO NEEDS TO WORRY. YOU’RE THE BEST.

       

                                        SPARKY

YOU’RE JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE I’M THE ONLY A.E.D. YOU’VE EVER BEEN WITH.

(THE AMBULANCE COMES TO A STOP IN FRONT OF A HOUSE TO RESPOND TO A CODE BLUE. THE PARAMEDICS EXIT THE AMBULANCE WITH THE GURNEY AND RUN TOWARDS THE HOUSE.)

                                        BEEPS

LOOKS LIKE IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE SPARKY SPARKS. (HE WINKS AT SPARKY)

                                        SPARKY (ASIDE)

I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. THE TIME WHERE I HAVE TO EITHER SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE, OR GET REPLACED, I JUST TO HAPPEN TO HAVE A WIRE LOOSE. HOW AM I GOING TO CHARGE UP ENOUGH ENERGY TO BE ABLE TO SAVE THIS GUY’S LIFE? I KNOW I CAN’T HANDLE A CODE BLUE RIGHT NOW. I NEED TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT QUICK.

(TO BEEPS)  HEY, BEEPS.

(BEEPS IS SPACING OUT WITH A DREAMY LOOK ON HIS FACE)

BEEPS!

                                        BEEPS

HUH! WHAT! OH SORRY, I WAS THINKING ABOUT…UM…STUFF.

 

                                        SPARKY

WELL ENOUGH WITH YOUR “STUFF”. I GOT A REAL PROBLEM HERE.

                                        BEEPS

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. MY “STUFF”. THIS STUFF JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE LIFE CHANGING….

                                        SPARKY

SORRY, YEAH, YOUR LIFE CHANGING STUFF…ANYWAYS…I NEED YOUR HELP.

                                        BEEPS

NOW WHY WOULD I HELP YOU? YOU DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT MY S0 CALLED “STUFF”.

 

                                        SPARKY

YOU KNOW I CARE ABOUT YOU BEEPS. YOU’RE MY OLDER BROTHER, MAN. I JUST REALLY NEED YOU TO HELP ME OUT HERE.

 

                                        BEEPS (SIGHS)

OK SPARKY. WHAT DO YOU NEED?

                                        SPARKY

NOW DON’T KNOCK IT BEFORE YOU LET ME FINISH. YOU HAVE TO HEAR THE WHOLE THING TO UNDERSTAND IT.

 

                                        BEEPS

ALRIGHT. WHAT’S UP?

                                        SPARKY

ALRIGHT. YOU KNOW HOW WE HAVE A CODE BLUE RIGHT NOW, RIGHT? AND SOME DUDE IS GONNA COME IN HERE ANY MINUTE NOW AND I’M GONNA HAVE TO RECESITATE HIM?  AND I KINDA GOT A LITTLE WIRE LOOSE…AND I DON’T THINK I’M GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT!

 

                                        BEEPS

SO WHAT DO YOU NEED ME TO DO?

 

                                        SPARKY

I NEED YOU TO …FAKE A MALFUNCTION FOR ME. THAT WAY I DON’T GET BLAMED FOR NOT SAVING THIS GUY’S LIFE.

 

                                        BEEPS

WAIT. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? YOU KNOW I CAN’T DO THAT!!

 

                                        SPARKY

OH COME ON BEEPS, I’M YOUR LITTLE BROTHER, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HELP ME IN MY TIME OF NEED.

 

                                        BEEPS

DUDE! I CANT JUST…I CAN’T BE THE CAUSE OF THIS GUY’S DEATH. THAT WILL RUIN MY REPUTATION. AND THEN I’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO BECOME A GALAXY S FI… (BEEPS LOOKS SHOCKED)

                                        SPARKY

YOU BECOME A SMARTPHONE? DUDE, STOP PLAYING WITH ME. I REALLY NEED HELP HERE. I’M ABOUT TO GET REPLACED. I CAN’T HAVE THAT. ALL I WANT IS TO BE AN A.E.D. AND SAVE LIVES. AND IF I GET REPLACED, THEN WHERE WILL I BE?   

(THE PARAMEDICS ARE WHEELING SOMEONE IN THE GURNEY TOWARDS THE AMBULANCE)

                                        BEEPS

AND HERE YOU ARE EXPECTING ME TO HELP YOU, AND YOU’RE PUTTING DOWN MY DREAM.

                                        SPARKY

WHAT? YOU’RE SERIOUS? YOU REALLY WANT TO BECOME A SMARTPHONE?

                                        BEEPS

YEAH, WHY WOULDN’T I? BEING THIS HEART RATE MONITOR; THIS STUFF’S BORING. IMAGINE BEING THE NEWEST SMARTPHONE, NOW THAT’S A JOB! ALL THOSE APS YOU CAN HAVE; SURF THE INTERNET; EVERYONE WANTS A SMARTPHONE!

 

                                        SPARKY

OH, SO YOU’RE JUST GONNA UP AND LEAVE ME LIKE THAT?

 

                                        BEEPS

YOU KNOW THAT’S NOT HOW IT IS. I GOT DREAMS TOO. I CAN’T JUST BE STUCK IN THIS AMBULANCE FOREVER.  AND YOU KNOW WE’RE EVENTUALLY GONNA BE REPLACED ANYWAYS.

(THE AMBULANCE DOORS OPEN. THE GURNEY IS LIFTED INTO THE BACK)

                                        SPARKY (TURNING  TO BEEPS WITH AN ANTICIPATING LOOK)

SO ARE YOU GONNA HELP ME OR WHAT?

                                        BEEPS

YOU KNOW I CAN’T DO THAT. THEN I’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS GUY’S DEATH.

(THE PARAMEDICS HOOK BEEPS UP TO THE GUY AND GRAB SPARKY TO CHARGE HIM UP IN ORDER TO RESUSCITATE THE GUY)

                                        SPARKY

WELL HERE GOES NOTHING.   PUCH!

                                        BEEPS

BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEEEEEEP.

                                        SPARKY

ZZZZZZ  PUCH!

                                        BEEPS

BEEP. BEEP. BEEEEEEP.

                                        SPARKY

ZZZZZZ  PUCH!

                                        BEEPS

BEEEEEEEEEEP.

(SPARKY BEGINS TO CRY)

                                        BEEPS

IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT SPARKY, DON’T CRY.

 

                                        SPARKY

BUT. I’M. GONNA. BE. BE. RE. RE. REPLACED NOW.

 

                                        BEEPS

NO  YOU’RE NOT, I GOT AN IDEA TO WHERE YOU CAN CONTINUE TO CHANGE LIVES, AND WE CAN STAY TOGETHER.

 

                                        SPARKY

RE…REALLY?

                                        BEEPS

YEAH, OF COURSE. YOU’RE MY LITTLE BRO. I CAN’T JUST LEAVE YOU HANGIN’ LIKE THAT.

                                        SPARKY

WELL, WHAT’S YOUR IDEA?

 

                                        BEEPS

WE’RE BOTH GONNA BECOME GALAXY S 5’s, AND WE’RE GONNA BE A BUY ONE – GET ONE DEAL, WITH A FAMILY PLAN AND EVERYTHING. WE’RE GONNA HELP PEOPLE OUT EVERYDAY! AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE BEST PART IS?

(SPARKY IS GETTING A LITTLE HAPPIER)

                                        SPARKY

WHAT?

                                        BEEPS

ALL THE GIRLS WILL WANT US!

 

                                        SPARKY

THAT DOES SOUND  PRETTY COOL.

 

                                        BEEPS

SO ARE YOU DOWN?

 

                                        SPARKY (SMILING)

YEAH!

 

                                        BEEPS

ALRIGHT, LET’S GO GET OUR CIRCUIT BOARDS INSTALLED IN A SMARTPHONE!

(BEEPS AND SPARKY HUG)

 

                                        END OF SCENE

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