STEVE’S INEFFICIENT CHRISTMAS – PART 3
INT. SANTA’S HEADQUARTERS – NIGHT
The Santa Radar Tracker System has frozen; both the Radar Screen and the Map Screen are completely still. Steve tries pressing random different buttons on the dashboard below the Map Screen, hoping something will happen, to no avail. He begins to panic.
SFX: Error beeps, for each time Steve presses a button.
Ohhh… come on, come on! This can’t be happening! (Looks at Radar Screen) Santa isn’t moving on the radar (Back to Map Screen), and Santa isn’t even moving on the map! (Presses more buttons) Come on, do something! I can’t believe this! Of all the times for the Santa Radar Tracker System to stop working, it has to be right at Christmas Eve! Oh boy, this is making me so mad, I could… I could… hit something!
Steve turns to pound the dashboard of the Map Screen with his fist.
TECH: Cut lights. SFX: Alarm
The entire room is plunged into darkness; the Map Screen flashes a warning message reading, “Total System Shutdown”, while other elves can be heard in the background, all clamoring indistinctively over losing electricity. Steve’s jaw hangs wide open, as he nervously darts his head in different directions.
(Panicky) It wasn’t my fault! I mean, I didn’t do it! I mean… oh man, this is not good! We need some help here, where’d that Head Elf girl go? (Calls out) STELLA! (Pause) STELLA! (Pause) STELLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
The alarm continues blaring, the elves continue panicking, as Steve sadly sighs, and looks directly into the camera.
Y’know, this brings the meaning to a whole new level when they talk about, “Time of great darkness”.
Alarm continues blaring, elves continue panicking.