06m: Forest Whitaker / Keith Urban
Benjamin Tellurine....Forest Whitaker
[Opens with an outside shot of Assiago's restaurant.
Dissolves to the inside. Two couples share a table. A
waiter is bringing their orders, setting plates down]
Reggie: Let's see. We have penne a la vodka, linguini
with clam sauce and 2 shrimp Alfredo. Thank you very
much for being patient. Enjoy.
Anne: Thank you so much.
Bill: Thank you. Thank you very much.
Reggie: Now while you're enjoying our delicious
cuisine here at Assagio's, we welcome you to also
feast on the musical talents of one of our senior
servers, Benjamin Tellurine.
[In comes Benjamin. He's black with a badly combed
afro, shirt and tie. Presents himself with some hand
gestures. Talks kind of gay]
Benjamin Tellurine: Tonight I will be singing my own
arrangement of a song. "Do not let the sun come down
on me" by Mr. Elton Johns. Enjoy. Reggie?
[Reggie pushes play on a portable radio. Music plays]
Benjamin Tellurine:[Sings]"Don't let the sun/come down
on me/although I searched myself there is someone else
I see/just another fragment of your life to wander
free/but losing everything/is like the sun going down
[The couples applaud, very pleased with the
Benjamin Tellurine: "On me-e-e-e-e-e!"[music
crescendo]"Don't let the sun come down on me/although
I searched myself there is someone else I see/just
another fragment[croons on Maya ear, still enjoying
the performance] of your life to wander free/but
losing everything/is like the sun going down on
[Applause. They are very pleased with the performance]
Anne: Thank you so much.
Benjamin Tellurine: "On me-e-e-e-e-e!![music crescendo
continues, couples getting annoyed]
Anne: What the hell?
Maya: I don't want to be rude.
[Benjamin closes his eyes and dances lightly in rapture]
Benjamin Tellurine: "Don't let the sun go down on me/
although I searched myself there is always someone
else I see/ just another fragment of your life to
wander free/ but losing everything/ is like the sun
going down on me-e-e-e-e!"
Bill: This is it, this is it. Yeah.
Fred: Thank you. Thank you very much, sir.
Benjamin Tellurine: "On me-e-e-e-e-e!!"[music
crescendo again] Don't let the sun go down on
me/although I searched myself there is someone else I
see/ just another fragment of your life to wander
free/ but losing everything is like the sun going down
Bill: I'm eating. We eat, we eat.
Anne: Let's just eat.
Maya: I'm starving!
Fred: Enough is enough.
[They eat hungrily and ignore his rendition of the
song. Song is about to end]
Bill: Oh, thank God.
[Applause looking to stop the now hellish performance]
Benjamin Tellurine:"Is like the sun going down, is
like the sun going down, is like the sun going down on
crescendo and continues]Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh ohohohoh,
oh oh,oh[Oh's are to the beat of the song]oh, oh,
ohohohoh, oh, oh, oh, ohohoh, oh!
Anne: Oh my God! I want to hit this guy with the creamer!
Maya: Anne, that's not right.
Bill: I agree. The creamer is not going to do jack.
You know, I'm gonna clip him in the nuts with the bread plate!
Fred: He comes out right when our food came. Makes no sense to me!
[Benjamin keeps singing nonsense]
Benjamin: "O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o, it's like the sun going
down on-ohohohohohohohohoho o-o-o-o-o-o-on
me-e-e-e-e!!!![music crescendo again, continues]Don't
let the sun----[almost indistinct]
Maya: What is happening??!!
[Shot of outside of Assagio's]
Caption: Ten Minutes Later.
[Back to the scene in the restaurant. Music for the
song continues and Benjamin is mouthing the words to
the song now]
Anne: Why can't we hear him anymore?
Bill: He's singing above any pitch human hearing can detect.
Maya:[mouth full, miserable]Are you sure he's still singing?
Fred: Oh, yes. Still singing.[Eyeglasses shatter on his face]
[Benjamin is in another place with the song. There is
a thin, piercing shriek sounding, dogs are barking and
Anne: Dogs? There are dogs in here?
Maya: Stop it, stop it.
[Glasses shatter on the table, they explode. Song ends]
Benjamin Tellurine: Thank you. And now----my next
song. A timeless classic. "Goodbye, goodbye, Miss
America Pie" Enjoy. "A long time ago....
Anne: No!, no!
[They throw bread, the little baskets and utensils at
Benjamin who starts anyway another passionate performance]
[Cheers and applause]
Submitted by: Waldo San Miguel