INT. RECORDING STUDIO – DAY
The PRODUCER and DJ3000 are standing outside the recording booth, waiting for their guest to arrive.
DJ3000: I STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
PRODUCER: For the last time, we already had a guest scheduled for this week. We can’t just cancel on him after he’s traveled this far.
DJ3000: SURE WE CAN.
PRODUCER: [Sighing] Look, if he doesn’t show up, then you can go, okay? He’s already dangerously close to missing his spot. [Pauses] I wonder what could be keeping him?
DJ3000: [Nervously] I HAVE NO IDEA.
[DOOR FLIES OPEN]
NAJEH DAVENPORT: Hey guys, so sorry I’m late.
PRODUCER: Oh, whew, you just made it. Did you get stuck in traffic on your way over?
DAVENPORT: No, actually, it was the craziest thing; it seems like almost every Indian restaurant in the city kept delivering food to my hotel room, like it was for someone else that had already paid for it.
Beads of motor oil sweat begin to appear on DJ3000’s control panel
DAVENPORT: It seemed like such a waste to throw it all out, so after a few meals, I must have just lost track of time. And then when I finally got here, I kept finding all these bowls of mints between the receptionist and the studio here, and they were so good, I just kept stopping for them. Want one?
DJ3000’s optical sensors dart back and forth between DAVENPORT and the PRODUCER at an alarming rate
PRODUCER: No, no, that’s okay. Just go ahead and go into the booth there and we’ll get started in just a minute. Do you need anything before we get going?
DAVENPORT: You know, I am actually a little thirsty.
PRODUCER: We don’t usually allow drinks into the booth, but as long as you keep it away from the equipment in there… [Turns to DJ3000] Can you get him setup?
DJ3000: [Very quickly] UH HUH!
The PRODUCER ushers DAVENPORT into the booth and leaves the studio. DJ3000 rolls over and closes the door behind him before hooking himself into the studio’s controls and PA
DJ3000: [To DAVENPORT in the booth] PUSH THAT BUTTON TO TALK.
DAVENPORT: [Stomach audibly gurgles] Ooh, I don’t know… I’m not feeling so–
DJ3000: YOU ARE LIVE IN 5…
There is a knocking sound as the PRODUCER is seen through the door’s glass window just outside the studio
PRODUCER: Uh, hey, the door’s locked.
DJ3000: [Not moving] 4…3…
PRODUCER: HEY! Don’t start without me!
DJ3000: 2… [“ON AIR” sign illuminates]
DAVENPORT: Hello there everyone and welcome to Request Line! I am former NFL runningback, Najeh Davenport here to spin a few… [Stomach gurgles again, louder, but he tries to play it off with a slight cough] …uhm, records for you.
PRODUCER: [Now pounding on the door] LET ME IN!
DJ3000: [Starts rolling over towards the door, but suddenly stops]
PRODUCER: Uh, hey, buddy, time is kind of a factor here.
DJ3000: [Clearly lying] CRITICAL SYSTEMS UPDATE DOWNLOADED.
PRODUCER: What?! I thought I disabled that!
DAVENPORT: [Now clutching his stomach and sweating profusely] I’ve always been a fan of keeping things…[Swallows] pretty clean and tidy, which is why in college… [Shifts uncomfortably in chair] they would call me the, oh… no. NononoOOOHHHH GOD!
A truly horrible sound reverberates throughout the entire building and is broadcast across the airwaves
PRODUCER: [Crestfallen] I am so fired. [There is a long silence] Is he, dead?
DJ3000: [Happily] UPDATE COMPLETE. BEGINNING PLAYLIST SEQUENCE.
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