Bubble Language School

A [sitcom] script for February 11th, 2023

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Title: “Lost in Translation”

Intro:

  • Quick montage of busy Bangkok streets, showing the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Camera pans to a sign reading “The Language Institute”
  • Cut to a shot of a chaotic but fun-filled classroom with students speaking various languages
  • Introduce the main characters: the teachers, who are all misfits trying to find their place in the world

Outline:

  • Teacher 1 (English): Struggling actor who sees teaching as a way to make ends meet
  • Teacher 2 (French): Aimless wanderer who stumbled into teaching after falling in love with the language
  • Teacher 3 (Thai): Local language expert trying to preserve her culture
  • Teacher 4 (German): Rigid, by-the-book teacher trying to live up to his parents’ expectations
  • New student (American): Naive and culturally insensitive but with a good heart
  • The episode follows the misadventures of the teachers as they try to help the student, while also navigating their own personal and professional struggles

Shots:

  • Close-ups of the teachers’ faces to show their expressions as they deal with their challenges
  • Wide shots of the city to show the contrast between the chaos of Bangkok and the order in the classroom
  • Overhead shots of the crowded classroom to show the diversity of the students
  • Cutaways to each teacher’s backstory to provide context for their motivations

Outro:

  • A funny scene in which the teachers finally help the student, but in a chaotic and unexpected way
  • Quick shot of each teacher, now more at peace with their lives and with a sense of purpose
  • Closing shot of the sign for “The Language Institute” with the words “Where Life, Language and Laughter Meet”

Catchphrases:

  • “Lost in Translation” (used whenever the teachers are struggling to understand their own lives or the world around them)
  • “The Language of Life” (used to emphasize the idea that the teachers are helping students not just with language but also with life)
  • “Babel in Bangkok” (used to describe the chaos of the classroom or the city)

Music:

  • Upbeat and quirky music for the intro and outro
  • Calming and melodic music for the emotional moments
  • A mix of classical and pop music to reflect the diversity of the students and the city

Other Content:

  • A map of Bangkok, highlighting important landmarks mentioned in the episode
  • Character bios for the main characters
  • A list of common Thai phrases used in the episode
  • A glossary of cultural references used in the episode to help explain them to a wider audience.

write an example storyline about trouble logging into an email with a lost passcode (because they forgot the last digit) including all characters, but adding a philipino lady and burmese husband and wife.

Title: “The Lost Digit”

Intro:

  • Cut to a shot of a busy office, with the main characters all at their desks, frantically typing away
  • Camera pans to a frustrated Philipino lady (Maria), who is trying to log into her email
  • Cut to a close-up of her computer screen, showing an error message saying “Wrong Password”
  • She turns to her Burmese coworkers, a husband (Aung) and wife (Su), and asks for their help

Outline:

  • Maria has forgotten the last digit of her password and is unable to log into her email, causing her to miss an important deadline
  • Aung and Su offer to help but their attempts also result in the same error message
  • The trio then decides to retrace Maria’s steps to try and find a clue about the lost digit
  • They recall different moments where Maria may have used her password, such as online shopping and signing into her bank account
  • Through trial and error, they eventually find the missing digit and successfully log into Maria’s email
  • In the end, Maria is able to complete her work and send it on time, but not without the help of her coworkers

Shots:

  • Close-ups of each character’s faces to show their reactions and emotions
  • Wide shots of the office to show the busy environment
  • Close-ups of computer screens to show the attempts to log in and the error messages
  • Cutaways to flashbacks of Maria using her password, to show how they found the missing digit

Outro:

  • A relieved Maria is shown sending her work, with a smile on her face
  • Aung and Su are shown happily packing up their things and preparing to leave
  • Cut to a wide shot of the office, with everyone leaving and the lights turning off
  • Close-up of Maria’s computer screen, with a message saying “Password Changed”

Catchphrases:

  • “The Lost Digit” (used whenever the trio are discussing the missing digit)
  • “Password Problems” (used to describe the challenges they faced while trying to log in)
  • “Collaborative Effort” (used to emphasize the idea that they worked together to solve the problem)

Music:

  • Upbeat and energetic music for the intro and outro
  • Suspenseful and dramatic music for the moments of trial and error
  • A mix of electronic and orchestral music to reflect the fast-paced, technology-focused environment

Other Content:

  • A flowchart of the steps taken to find the missing digit
  • Background information about the different cultures represented in the episode
  • A glossary of technical terms used in the episode to help explain them to a wider audience.

write the script now with dialogue

Title: “The Lost Digit”

Intro:

  • Cut to a shot of a busy office, with the main characters all at their desks, frantically typing away

Maria (Philipino lady): (frustrated) Ugh, this computer is not cooperating!

Aung (Burmese husband): What seems to be the problem, Maria?

Maria: I can’t log into my email. I forgot the last digit of my password.

Aung: Let us take a look.

Su (Burmese wife): Maybe we can help.

  • Cut to a close-up of Maria’s computer screen, showing an error message saying “Wrong Password”

Maria: (disheartened) I tried multiple times and it’s still not working.

Outline:

Maria: (panicking) I have a deadline to meet and I can’t access my email.

Aung: Don’t worry, we’ll find the missing digit.

Su: Let’s try to remember where you may have used your password recently.

Maria: (thinking) I used it to shop online and sign into my bank account.

Aung: (excited) That’s a good place to start! Let’s try those accounts and see if they trigger any memories.

  • Through trial and error, they eventually find the missing digit and successfully log into Maria’s email

Su: (excited) We did it! The missing digit was 4.

Maria: (relieved) Thank you so much! I can finally finish my work.

Outro:

  • A relieved Maria is shown sending her work, with a smile on her face

Maria: (happily) The work is sent!

Aung: (smiling) Great job, Maria!

Su: (smiling) We make a great team.

  • Aung and Su are shown happily packing up their things and preparing to leave

Aung: (smiling) Time to go home.

Su: (smiling) Yes, it’s been a long day.

  • Cut to a wide shot of the office, with everyone leaving and the lights turning off
  • Close-up of Maria’s computer screen, with a message saying “Password Changed”

Maria: (smiling) Time to make a new password.

Catchphrases:

  • “The Lost Digit” (used whenever the trio are discussing the missing digit)
  • “Password Problems” (used to describe the challenges they faced while trying to log in)
  • “Collaborative Effort” (used to emphasize the idea that they worked together to solve the problem)

Music:

  • Upbeat and energetic music for the intro and outro
  • Suspenseful and dramatic music for the moments of trial and error
  • A mix of electronic and orchestral music to reflect the fast-paced, technology-focused environment

Other Content:

  • A flowchart of the steps taken to find the missing digit
  • Background information about the different cultures represented in the episode
  • A glossary of technical terms used in the episode to help explain them to a wider audience.

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