«Keepin' It Real! (PILOT EPISODE) Written by Kenya Barris Writer's Second Draft (NETWORK REVISIONS) 1/17/14 WGA REGISTERED ©2013, ABC Studios. All ...»
Andre Jr. gives his Dad a SHAKE AND A POUND as he crosses back in. Dre, shocked, turns to Pops who’s overheard the whole thing. Pops equally shocked, SHRUGS, IMPRESSED.
Pops gives his son a sincere ‘POUND,’ SHAKE, and HUG. As the two men sit for a beat, they’re interrupted by Jack and Diane who walk through the living room, TALKING.
As Dre looks to his Twins and hears his father’s words, he realizes that maybe he’s made some mistakes. On this we, INT. LIMO - DAY (DAY 5) The entire Johnson family, including Pops, is riding in a stretched limo. Dre and Andre Jr. are again dressed in traditional African garb. Surprisingly, this time, so is Pops. Andre Jr. looks as if he’s about to have a stroke.
Andre Jr. OPENS THE BOX and finds a RED ADIDAS TRACKSUIT, a pair of SHELL TOE ADIDAS, and a BLACK KANGOL HAT. He looks at his father, confused. Off this we,
EXT. LIMO/BRO MITZVAH VENUE - DAY - CONTINUOUSA YOUNG, HIP LATINO KID DJ begins to BLAST Drake's, “Started From The Bottom” as Andre Jr. steps out, and sees a sign that says, “Welcome to Andre’s Hip Hop Bro Mitzvah” and all his FRIENDS dressed in the same, but different colored, ADIDAS SWEAT SUITS as he is.
Andre Jr.’s face lights up with excitement as he looks on at a CREW OF DANCERS, made primarily of ethnically ambiguous ASIAN KIDS, who put their modern twist on break-dancing.
Dre’s buddy, Zach, who's MC'ing the event, stands in front of the DJ booth with a mic in hand rapping along to the chorus of, “Started from the bottom, now we here,” while ironically dressed in a six hundred dollar Maison Martin Margiela hoodie. A stealth VIDEOGROPHER quietly captures it all.
As the DJ scratches a seamless transition into JAY-Z’S “Hard Knock Life” and Dre stares on at this COLORFUL TABLEAU of
homogeneity that is his children's lives we, MATCH CUT TO:
INSERT: A very similar, but more glossy, professionally produced version of that same COLORFUL TABLEAU we just saw, paired seamlessly on beat to Jay Z's, “Hard Knock Life.” After a beat, the scene fades and a SAMSUNG LOGO comes over the images with a CHYRON that reads: “SAMSUNG BRIGHT: ‘CAUSE KEEPIN’ IT REAL IS COLORFUL.” Off this we,
INT. RELEVANT ADVERTISING – MEDIA ROOM – DAY (DAY 6) As we PULL OUT from the IMAGE we once again see being viewed on a FLATSCREEN MONITOR, and Dre is back at RELEVANT, playing a new version of the Samsung ad for the RELEVANT Advertising execs, including Mr. Stevenson, who STAND AND APPLAUD, obviously pleased by what they’ve just seen. As Dre walks around the room
accepting congratulations and handshakes, he speaks to us:
INT. RELEVANT ADVERTISING – DRE'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUSDre, proudly, sits at his desk as MAINTENANCE puts his NAME and TITLE, “VP - URBAN DIVISION” on his new OFFICE DOOR.
As Dre sits at his desk, he takes and places THE SAME PICTURE WE SAW FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW on his desk. We ANGLE
and HOLD on this picture as we MATCH CUT TO:
EXT. DRE’S HOUSE – ESTABLISHING - DAY
THE SAME PICTURE WE SAW FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW.After a FLASH, the picture COMES ALIVE and Pops walks next to Dre and PUTS HIS ARM AROUND HIM.
The Johnson family BREAKS FROM THEIR POSE and goes about their business, Dre watches as Rainbow HOPS INTO HER WHITE RANGE ROVER, Zoey TAKES A SELFIE with her phone, Jack and Diane TEND TO THEIR PERSONALIZED BONSAI TREES, as Andre Jr. PICK UP HIS