05e: Jason Lee / Foo Fighters
Good Morning Meth!
Chorus.....Amy Poehler, Will Forte
Renell Williams.....Kenan Thompson
Shirtless guy.....Jason Sudeikis
[Fade up on a shack in the middle of a dirt road. As the “Good Morning
Meth” logo fades in, the theme song plays]
Chorus: It’s sweeping the nation!
It’s sweeping the nation!
From Eulenberg County to the Great Northwest,
Everybody’s doing that crystal meth!
[Dissolve to the living room, as Ronald, seated on a couch, is shaking
in all directions. Regardless, he still has a wide smile as he
addresses the camera]
Ronald: [quickly] Hey everybody! Welcome back to “Good Morning
Meth,” the only talk show dedicated to crystal meth and the meth
lifestyle. Used to be a morning show, then it turned into a
morning-and-afternoon show, then it turned into a
morning-afternoon-and-evening show! Now we just leave the cameras on
all the time, ‘cause we don’t sleep, y’all!
Patti: [offscreen] Introduce me!
Ronald: Uh, I want to introduce my cohost—
[Shot widens to include Patti, whose bare feet rest comfortably on the
table in front of her. A shirtless guy is hunched over the corner of
the couch, next to her, and he doesn’t move]
Ronald: She- she’s my girlfriend, the mother of my kids, and a
couple other kids, and she also enjoys crank. Please welcome Patti!
Patti: [suddenly speaking in a cheery morning-show voice]
Heeyyyyy! Good morning! [rubs her hands on her shirt]
Ronald: Over the last four years, we’ve met people from all walks
of life, uh, who enjoy grinding up asthma medicine, boiling it in
kerosene and ingesting it.
Patti: I enjoy it because it makes me feel positive, confident,
and sexy! [Patti has several burn marks on her face, and her
crooked teeth force her to speak with a lisp]
Ronald: Our next guest does it for gay reasons. Please welcome
[Ronald stands, and as Renell enters, both shake each other vigorously.
Meanwhile, Patti stands up, turns around in a circle, and sits back
Renell Williams: I can’t stay long, you guys. I have a friend in
the car, and he needs to get to the emergency room.
Ronald: Who doesn’t, Renell? So, why do you enjoy ice?
Renell Williams: Well, meth helps me with my social anxiety
disorder. You see, when I’m on meth, I can do sex with people that if I
were not on meth I would never do it with because they are
Patti: I use it to help control my weight problem. I mean, look
at me six months ago!
[Cut to a photo of Patti from six months ago. She looks just fine]
Ronald: And I take it to unwind before a long day of school bus
Renell Williams: You know, actually, I am in the process of
quitting, ‘cause I don’t wanna lose my teeth, because people have always
told me that my teeth are my strong suit. [smiles to show four teeth
with large gaps between them]
And also, sometimes when you’re tweakin,’ and you’re doin’ it with
people, they try to kill you!
Ronald: Renell, that is just—that is just anti-meth propaganda.
I’ve only seen that happen four or five times.
[Keith enters, running a loud vacuum cleaner behind the couch]
NOT NOW, KEITH!
Keith: THEN WHEN?
Ronald: NOT NOW, YOU CAN’T—
Keith: THEN WHEN??
Ronald: YOU CAN’T VACUUM RIGHT NOW!!
Patti: [screaming] DON’T VACUUM NOW, KEITH!! LATER!! LATER!!
[Keith drops the handle to the vacuum cleaner, but it continues to run.
Patti firmly puts her hands over her ears]
Ronald: That’s Keith. He used to be an accountant, but now,
thanks to meth, he can take a VCR apart in six minutes for no reason!
He’s gonna be back later showin’ us how to take VCRs apart for no
reason. Now it’s time for “In the Kitchen With Patti.”
[Patti jumps up and runs offscreen. Cut to the kitchen, as
stereotypical 1950s homemaking music plays. JJ stands, motionless,
smiling and pointing to several bottles in front of him. Patti crashes
into JJ. The vacuum cleaner can still be heard]
Hey! KEITH, NOT NOW WITH THE VACUUM!!
Keith: [offscreen] THEN WHEN??
Patti: NO!!! [The vacuum cleaner shuts off. Remembering the
camera’s on her, Patti speaks in a morning-show voice again] Hello.
Ron- Ronald, I’m here with my friend JJ. He’s gonna show us some
holiday meth pipes. How you doin’ today, JJ?
JJ: I rule this town, I rule!
[JJ and Patti laugh rapidly]
Patti: That is true, ‘cause until recently, JJ was the mayor...
OK JJ, tell us what you got here. It all smells so good!
[As JJ speaks, Patti responds with a barrage of nonstop “Uh-huh”s]
JJ: Well I took some Pert Plus, sautéed it with some, uh,
Sudafed, strained it through this adult diaper, and it comes out as a
Patti: When’s it gonna be ready?
JJ: Approximately 48 hours!
Patti: OK, I’m gonna wait right here! Back to you, Ronald!
[Patti lets out a loud, happy sigh as she inhales the fumes. Cut back
to the couch, as Ronald stares nervously into the camera]
Ronald: [whispering] I can’t talk right now because the shadow
people are right behind the couch, and they’re tryin’ to find my address…
[Cut back to the kitchen. JJ and Patti are both clearly frightened, as
their lips quiver uncontrollably. Cut back to the couch]
Renell Williams: See now, this paranoia I will not miss. I
will miss having four days of nonstop unprotected intercourse
with strangers at the Pentaround Parkway rest stop, OK?
[Renell grins again. Keith reenters with his vacuum cleaner]
Ronald: NOT NOW, KEITH!!
Keith: THEN WHEN??
Ronald: THE SHOW’S ON, YOU CAN’T VACUUM RIGHT NOW!!
Keith: THEN WHEN?? I GOTTA RUN THE VACUUM ON THAT RUG!!
[Ronald calms down]
Ronald: Coming up in the next nine hours, I’m gonna stab
somebody, and maybe we’ll find out who this guy is!
[He points to the shirtless guy. That guy suddenly jumps up, makes
several karate chops, and runs out of the room. Cut to an outdoor shot
of the shack, which suddenly explodes. The theme music plays again as
the show’s logo appears]
Ronald V/O: Uh-oh. This don’t look right.
[cheers and applause; fade]
Submitted by: Michael C. Arroyo