Episode 4! It's time to really introduce one of the parents. Mom finally comes in, so you really
know what she's like. I realize the ending is a bit dumb, but that's pert of it being a cartoon! Opening sketch should be
Chris’s room. Her mom is sitting next to her, chatting away. Chris appears to be falling asleep. Raven is floating in
a corner and snoring
Mom: So, as you know, I lived in a small town in Wyoming, the state with one electoral vote.
Anyway…I was in the rodeo. One time my horse, Bucko, that was his name, well he…
(Raven snores louder
then falls on the ground with a loud thunk)
Chris (waking up): Heh? What?
Mom: What was that?
Uh…just the house settling…or something
Mom: OK, well, I was a young girl back then…but Bucko he
Chris: Mom, why don’t you go check the cookies or something?
Mom: Oh, of course
leaves. Raven gets off the floor and goes over to Chris)
Raven: You’re mom is the most boring person I’ve
ever met. And to be honest, I don’t know very many people
Chris: I know…and I have to spend time with
her this weekend. We’re going on a Mother-Daughter camping trip of some sort.
Raven: Have fun
What? You don’t think you’re not coming with me do you?
Raven: Actually, I do
Chris: Well, you
Raven: I have free will
Chris: Please, I really need you to come with me. Don’t leave me with
that bore monster!
Raven: Chris, you can’t make me go
(Cut to Chris, Raven, and mom in the car)
I can’t believe you’re making me go
(Cut to seeing their car pull out of the drive way. Dad and Ralph
are waving them off)
Dad: Bye Sarah, Bye Christa
(Chris shutters at the name Christa. Their car pulls away.
Zoom toward Ralph and dad. Dad turns to Ralph)
Ralph: Race you to the TV!
into the house. Cut to Chris, Mom, and Raven in the car)
Mom: Oh, I promise, you’re going to have so much fun!
(Chris glares at her mom)
Chris: Explain to me again why we’re doing this
Mom: We don’t
spend enough time together. You’re always up in your room, talking to yourself
Chris: Mom, I’m not talking
Mom: Then whom are you talking to?
(There is a long, awkward silence)
Chris: Her name is-
Mom: We’re here!
(Chris and her mom get out of the car. Raven floats through)
(Chris and Raven look around)
Mom: Sweetie…we’re not staying in a cabin
to Chris, mom, and Raven squished in a tent)
Raven: Didn’t your mom say this was going to be fun?
Couldn’t you find a bigger tent?
Mom: It’s OK…we’re not going to be in here much anyways
Mom: NOPE! C’mon…lets go hiking!
(Cut to mom coming
up on a mountaintop. She takes a deep breath and grins. Chris comes up and pants. Raven floats close behind)
Mom, can we take a break?
Mom: Of course, dear!
(Chris sits on a giant rock)
Mom: Would you like a
(Raven looks disgusted. Chris blushes green)
Chris: No thanks
Mom: More for me
takes a huge bite of a green cube)
Chris: Is this what we’re doing all weekend?
Mom: Of course not!
I have much more planned
Cut to Chris and Mom in a canoe on a river. Chris falls in and mom continues to
go. Cut to Chris, Raven, and mom walking through a swamp. Chris is being chased by a swarm of bugs. Cut to mom eating another
soy bar. Chris closes her eyes and Raven leans over. Cut to mom, Raven, and Chris sitting around a campfire, making marshmallows.
Chris’s catches on fire. She blows on it and it falls on the ground. Cut to Chris and mom climbing up a mountain with
harnesses. Chris struggles until she is hanging upside down. Mom continues to climb. Cut to Mom, Chris and Raven looking at
wildlife. Chris squints and then realizes that a bear is behind her. She continues to be chased by it and mom takes no notice.
Cut to Chris, Raven, and mom walking through bushes. Chris walks through one that is darker than the one mo walked through
and starts to itch. Cut to mom and Chris swimming through a lake. Swarms of fish swim around Chris. She is pulled underwater.
Cut to Chris and mom climbing a tree. Raven is floating below. Mom gets up to the very top, but Chris falls from half way.
She looks like she’s in a lot of pain. Cut to mom, Chris, and Raven in the tent again.
Chris (to Raven): This trip bites
Raven: I know…
Chris: I’m so ready to go
(Mom opens one eye)
Raven: We still have one more day to go
Chris: I know…and that one
more day will be just as boring as the others
Raven: Whatever, I hope you don’t think you don’t owe me
(Chris rolls her eyes, then turns over to sleep)
Mom (thinking): Does she really think I’m
boring? And why is she talking to herself?
(Cut to all three waking up)
Mom: Maybe we should skip today
(Mom walks away. Chris grasps her hands together)
Raven: Yeah, I guess it’s great and all, but your mom seemed kind of…upset
Just thought I’d point it out…
Chris: OK, I’ll go make her feel better
(Cut to Chris walking up to her mom)
Chris: Mom, why don’t we ride horses out to the car…or something…
Mom: OK! I’ll get the ponies!
(Cut to mom and Chris on horses. Chris sighs)