Jana… Ariana DeBose
Grady… James Austin Johnson
Miss Samua… Heidi Garner
Chef… Andrew Dismukes
Floyd… Alex Moffat[Starts with Jana and Grady working in the kitchen of a restaurant]
Jana: Man, I cannot believe I’m working on double the night. Ain’t no one in Texarkana spending a New Year’s Eve at Longhorn steakhouse
Grady: I know it sucks. But at the end of the day, it’s gonna be working.[Miss Samua walks in]
Miss Samua: Dana, Grady, what y’all doing back here ler?
Jana: We’re just prepping the salads, Miss Samua.
Miss Samua: Why y’all preppin Salads when I found two empty A-Janas in the dining room ler? This is Longhorn steakhouse. People expect to be dazzled ler.[Miss Samua walks out]
Jana: I can’t stand Miss Samua. You ever notice how she says ‘ler’ after everything? Like, what the hell is ler?
Grady: I don’t know. But end of day, she is the boss.[Chef walks in]
Chef: You’re talking about ler?
Grady: Oh yeah.
Jana: You know, I don’t know what you talking about, Rene.
Chef: Oh, nah, nah. I heard you talking about how Miss Samua always says ler. I ain’t never heard ler in my life.
Grady: Guys, guys, guys, come on now. I just want to get through the shift so I can get up early. And take my girls kids to the trampoline place tomorrow end of the.[Miss Samua walks in]
Miss Samua: Rene, where is your apron? It is New Year’s Eve. My ass is on the line ler.
Chef: Ay, Miss Samua. What ler?
Miss Samua: Excuse me?
Chef: Ler. What is ler?
Miss Samua: Rene, I can never understand you. Now, get back ler. To work, ler. Or ya’ll be in big trouble, Jana.
Jana: Hmm! Why she got to single me out? Huh? I can just– Oh! No!
Grady: Chill Jana, chill. You know she ain’t worth it end of the day. End of the day, you can’t let her get to you cause end of the day, that’s what she wants end of the day.
Chef: End of the day, Miss Samua, she was on me by some bow. I just had to walk away end of day.[Floyd walks in]
Floyd: Y’all talking about ler? Ha-ha-ha. Last week she got on me about how I wasn’t sweeping the parking lot end of the night. End of night, I don’t sweep the parking lot. She said, “Yes, you do.” Like end of day, I don’t know what I’m going to do end of night. End of day but it’s end of night. I know what that do at the end of the day. End of day, I do what I do end of night.
Jana: Floyd, I couldn’t have said it any better end of day. Umm-umm.[Miss Samua walks in]
Miss Samua: Oh, Jana. I have had my limit with you. If you don’t get to working, you will be done at the Texarkana Longhorn Steakhouse in Texas, I will have you transferred to the Texarkana Longhorn Steakhouse in Arkansas ler.
Jana: Okay. Miss Samua, you done done it now. You and me. Let’s go.
Miss Samua: Oh yeah? I’ll kick your ass.
Chef: Hey! Everybody got their own going on going on. Grady gotta go trampoline place tomorrow. Floyd got to sweep end of night. And Miss Samua say ler. End of day, I ain’t the reddest Mudbug. But we are family. Like my mama say, to people don’t be dead don’t don’t want to be dead dead don’t be dead dead when de way. Peace.
Miss Samua: Jana, I know I ride you hard. But it’s just because I see so much of myself in you lar.
Jana: End of day, Miss Samua, I hate you. Coz I lur you.