81b: Susan St. James / The Kinks
Let's See What's Bothering Bob
[ open on 50's-style suburban neighbrhood, with SUPER: "Let's See What's Bothering Bob" ]
[ pan down to Bob's house and into his front window, to find him reading the newspaper in his favorite chair ]
Narrator: This is Bob. He doesn't seem to be himself today. I wonder what's bothering him? [ Bob reaches for his pipe, but accidentally knocks over his glass in the process ] Maybe he's just not having a good day.
[ cut to Bob's wife and daughter doing needlepoint on the sofa ]
Narrator: His wife Ellen has noticed it, too.
[ Ellen expresses a look of concern in Bob's direction ]
[ cut to Bob sitting at a desk, working on the family finances ]
Narrator: He seems to be working with numbers all the time. Wonder what's on his mind?
[ cut to Bob looking out the window ]
Narrator: Oh, well... maybe it's just the weather.
[ cut to Bob standing in front of the family station wagon, which he gices a swift kick ]
Narrator: Wonder what made him do that? That car's been his pride and joy.
[ cut to Bob mowing the lawn with his push mower ]
Narrator: He's not mowing the lawn with his usual vigor, either.
[ his kids watch silently from an upstairs window ]
[ cut to Bob entering the kitchen ]
Narrator: Whatever it is... it's bothering Bob.
[ cut to close-up of the family dog lying on the floor ]
Narrator: Even ol' Wally seems to know ,i>something's up.
[ cut to Bob losing his appetite at the dinner table ]
Narrator: Never known Bob to turn down Ellen's peach pie before. What's he thinking about?
[ cut to Ellen and the kids in the family room, as Bob enters ]
Narrator: Well... looks like he's FINALLY made up his mind about something. And Bobby and susie think it's about time.
[ Bob starts to say something, but stops himself ]
Narrator: Wait a minute. Looks like he's forgotten something. What could it be?
[ Ellen and the kids continue on with what they were doing, as strange sounds are heard from the kitchen. They look up to ee Bob re-enter the family room pulling the cord on a chainsaw. ]
[ dissolve to the camera panning away from Bob's house, as his kids run across neighboring lawns to safety ]
Narrator: Oh. That's it.
[ fade ]