Iffy's Big Surprise
Iffy is in the garage, sitting in his old worn-out recliner with a bowl of potato chips in his lap and a beverage mug in his hand.
He thinks: Today’s my birthday! So, I’m gonna eat junk food until I barf and watch TV until I pass out. Today, I’m the king of the castle, so I can do whatever I want!
Mimi, from off camera, says: Iffy, what are you doing out here in the garage?
Mimi in standing in the doorway from the house, looking into the garage at Iffy, who is sitting in his chair.
She says: Would you please help me with something?
He thinks: Help her with something. Right. I’ll try to act surprised.
He says: Coming, Honey.
Closeup of Iffy inside the house, standing with his hands in the air, grinning.
He shouts: Wow! What a surprise! You’ve really done it this time Mimi! I didn’t know I had so many friends!
In a softer voice, he says to Mimi: But where are my buddies? I don’t see any men at all.
The room is filled with women. Pink and yellow wrapped gifts are everywhere.
Mimi is standing behind Iffy, feeling bad for him.
She says: It’s a baby shower.
Iffy is embarrassed. He says: Oh.
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