Rewrites: One

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BEBE

INT. RESEARCH FACILITY – DAY

 A RESEARCH DIRECTOR sits crosslegged on the floor tentatively holding out a banana. He appears to be alone. He waggles the banana in a manner he believes to be enticing. He pauses.

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
She’s looking at me funny.

SCIENTIST (O.S.)
Bebe… Bebe. Take the banana?

The RESEARCH DIRECTOR smiles and waves the banana again. Then he frowns.

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
What is she saying?

The SCIENTIST moves into frame and crouches near the RESEARCH DIRECTOR. She uses sign language to communicate with BEBE who is offscreen.

SCIENTIST
Bebe. You like bananas. 

The RESEARCH DIRECTOR and the SCIENTIST pause and look intently offscreen. The SCIENTIST’s face falls.

SCIENTIST
No. She’s saying no.

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
No she doesn’t want the banana?
Or no she doesn’t want to talk to me?

BEBE is a large disgruntled-looking gorilla. She peers at the two humans, bangs two keys on a large keyboard with brightly colored buttons, and lumbers away.

The RESEARCH DIRECTOR and the SCIENTIST scramble over to the keyboard, anxious to see what BEBE typed. The screen next to the keyboard says “EAT POOP.”

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