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THE INCOMPATIBLES

A 13-page comic script by Ayal Pinkus.

Revision Fri Nov 10 17:22:33 CET 2017.
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Marian is having dinner in a restaurant with her new husband when her flamboyant ex walks in.

Adapted from a theater play by Horace Holley.

STORY OVERVIEW

Marian just returned from a honeymoon and she's going to have dinner with her new husband, Fred when her flamboyant ex walks in. Before long, she's engaged in gossip with her ex and she finally brushes off her new husband who is a bit boring in comparison.

This script is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License , which means artists are allowed to modify and use this script without having to pay a fee.

CHARACTERS

MARIAN: A restless fun-loving 1920s young flapper.
FRED: Marian's new husband, a reliable if frugal and boring office clerk.
GEORGE: Marian's flamboyant charming ex-husband.

PAGE ONE - FOUR PANELS

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PANEL ONE (010_010_3)

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1. TITLE: The Incompatibles

2. SUBTITLE: By Ayal Pinkus Adapted from a theater play by Horace Holley

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A corner table in a Broadway restaurant, at evening.

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A corner table in a Broadway restaurant, at evening.

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A bouquet of red roses on a restaurant table.

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A bouquet of red roses on a restaurant table.

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A man and woman who take seats

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A man and woman who take seats

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Between them is a bouquet of red roses. We see from her perspective, he is obscured. She looks at the menu.

PANEL ONE (020_010_3)

Between them is a bouquet of red roses. We see from her perspective, he is obscured. She looks at the menu.

1. MARIAN: No, I don't want any oysters or clams. I ate enough sea food in Atlantic City to last a season. I want some ...

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She looks at the menu some more. She hesitates, she sees nothing of her liking.

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She looks at the menu some more. She hesitates, she sees nothing of her liking.

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Changing subject.

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Changing subject.

2. MARIAN: Oh, what gorgeous flowers! Umm! I love the smell of roses! Especially out of season.

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3. MARIAN: Why, the other tables haven't any!

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4. MARIAN: Fred, did you...?

PAGE THREE - SIX PANELS

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1. FRED: Sure I did, Marian. I knew you'd like 'em.

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2. MARIAN: I do. But you mustn't be a silly boy any longer, Fred!

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3. FRED: I will, too. It isn't silly, to give you flowers.

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4. MARIAN: That's all right, Fred. Goodness knows I like the flowers. But I'm not a young idiot who expects her honeymoon to last forever. I've had one experience, you know.

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5. FRED: Yes, but you mustn't judge all men by him.

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6. MARIAN: I don't. I knew well enough you're different, or I'd never have married you. But at the same time...

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1. FRED: Well, I'm going to show you that a real man don't get over the fun of being married to a peach like you in just two weeks. You don't want me to, do you?

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PANEL TWO (040_020_31)

2. MARIAN: "Course not, Fred! Didn't I say you were different? But I don't want you to set a pace you can't keep up. You'd hate me in no time if I did."

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3. FRED: I couldn't hate you, girlie! Besides, isn't this our first night back in the old town? We shan't be having dinner out like this every day.

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4. MARIAN: Well, I don't want to have you flop all of a sudden, like he did. What'll you have, a cocktail?

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PANEL FIVE (040_050_31)

5. FRED: Let's see....

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PANEL SIX (040_060_3)

6. FRED: What's the matter, Marian?

PAGE FIVE - NINE PANELS

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1. MARIAN: "Sh! Don't turn round!"

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2. FRED: "What's up?"

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3. MARIAN: "Him!"

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4. FRED: "Him who?"

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5. MARIAN: "George!"

6. FRED: "Good Lord! Well, don't mind him. He hasn't got anything on you now. You're mine."

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PANEL SIX (050_060_31)

7. MARIAN: "Sure I am. He isn't looking. He's with a woman. By jingo! It's that millinery kid!"

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8. FRED: "What millinery kid? Besides, what difference does it make? Let him have a hundred, if he wants 'em. We're happy."

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9. MARIAN: "The nerve of him! I knew it was her right along. He tried to throw a bluff it was some swell. I'll bet he paid good for those clothes!"

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PANEL NINE (050_090_31)

10. FRED: "Oh, come on! What'll you have? Besides, she might have made the clothes herself."

PAGE SIX - SIX PANELS

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PANEL ONE (060_010_3)

1. MARIAN: Made 'em herself! Say, a fine lot you know about ladies' gowns! That came from the Avenue, straight.

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PANEL TWO (060_020_31)

2. FRED: Well, what if it did? I'll get you a better one, you just wait.

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3. MARIAN: Sh! He's looking over here!

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4. FRED: "Hm! Look at me and you won't see him."

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PANEL FIVE (060_050_31)

5. MARIAN: The nerve!

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PANEL SIX (060_060_31)

6. FRED: What's he done?

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PANEL ONE (070_010_31)

1. MARIAN: "He smiled right over like nothing had ever happened. I'll bet he's going to say something mean about me. Oh!"

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2. FRED: Let's change our seats. I'm hungry!

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PANEL THREE (070_030_31)

3. MARIAN: Change nothing! Catch me giving him a laugh like that! I could tell her things, the young... There, now she's looking!

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4. FRED: "What if she is? Say, look here..."

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PANEL FIVE (070_050_31)

5. MARIAN: "He's getting up! Well, of all the brass!"

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6. FRED: What?

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7. MARIAN: He's coming over here!

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8. FRED: He is! Don't you say a word. I'll take him on!

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PANEL NINE (070_090_31)

9. MARIAN: If he dares...

PAGE EIGHT - SIX PANELS

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PANEL ONE (080_010_3)

1. GEORGE: Hello, Marian!

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2. MARIAN: Hm!

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3. GEORGE: What, got a grouch on your honeymoon? That's a bad sign, Marian!

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4. MARIAN: No, I haven't got any grouch! Don't you worry! You're the only grouch I ever had, thank the Lord!

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5. GEORGE: Well then. It isn't every woman gets rid of an incompatible husband and gets hold of a compatible one, all in same season.

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PANEL SIX (080_060_31)

6. FRED: Look here!

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PANEL ONE (090_010_31)

1. MARIAN: That's just like him! Coming over here with a grin on like a kid with a new toy. Well, we don't want anything to do with you. See?

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2. GEORGE: Sure. Excuse me for butting in. I just wanted to make a little announcement.

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3. MARIAN: Oh, you did! Well, I'm surprised! I didn't think she was the kind you had to marry.

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4. GEORGE: Huh! I knew you'd have your little knife out for her. But why you should have to be jealous now I can't see.

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5. MARIAN: I'm not jealous!

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6. GEORGE: What you worrying about, then?

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7. MARIAN: I'm not worrying! I'm only sore because you butted in when we were so happy together here without you.

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PANEL ONE (100_010_3)

1. GEORGE: Oh, excuse me! As a matter of fact, I didn't come over to make any announcement. It's too late for that. I...

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PANEL TWO (100_020_31)

2. MARIAN: Married already! Anybody'd think you might wait a little while for common decency!

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3. GEORGE: "I waited a day longer than you did, anyhow."

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4. MARIAN: "That's different."

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5. FRED: I beg your pardon! We were just ordering dinner. If you didn't come to make any announcement, why...

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PANEL SIX (100_060_31)

6. MARIAN: Yes, what did you butt in for?

PAGE ELEVEN - FIVE PANELS

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PANEL ONE (110_010_3)

1. GEORGE: Why, I got a letter from your friend Grace, and...

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PANEL TWO (110_020_31)

2. MARIAN: Grace? What did she have to say to you?

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3. GEORGE: She said she was sorry I had to get a divorce, but I told her...

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4. MARIAN: Sorry you had to get a divorce! Well, if I don't fix her!

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PANEL FIVE (110_050_3)

5. GEORGE: Oh, she's getting married, too.

PAGE TWELVE - FIVE PANELS

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PANEL ONE (120_010_3)

1. MARIAN: Who to?

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2. GEORGE: That fellow, what's his name, that's got the garage over on Seventh Avenue.

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3. MARIAN: Snider! So he's the one! Well! And I suppose she'll be all over town in a new car.

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4. GEORGE: Sure. Saw him to-day. A big yellow one. I always told you she was out for money. And you thought she was in love with Jackson!

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5. MARIAN: Hypocrite! She was. Or she told me so. Cried all over me. Have you seen Jackson?

PAGE THIRTEEN - THREE PANELS

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PANEL ONE (130_010_3)

1. GEORGE: Yes. He's as blue as your old kimono. He said...

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PANEL TWO (130_020_3)

2. FRED: Look here, Marian! I'm not going to wait all night for my dinner!

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PANEL THREE (130_030_3)

3. MARIAN: Order your old dinner! What did Jackson say, George?

THE END