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PREDATOR VERSUS THE ROAD RUNNER

Robert Whitaker Sirignano

 

Script attempt #73

This is a simple outline.

Predator (or something to be called a "Trophy Hunter") has seen too much Earth based television, and decides to visit Marvin the Martian.

Marvin tells him that nothing on the planet Earth has ever caught a road runner. That's all the Predator needs to hear. He flies his space ship into the American Southwest.

He sets up an elaborate device he has purchased from "Acme Intergalactic" in an effort to catch the elusive bird. Bird looks in device. Bird dodges coyote, and falls into device. Predator catches a nosey coyote. In an effort to free the coyote, the trap shocks the alien.

Or: Coyote places large rubber band across the road, bird runs by, Predator hits rubber band and goes sailing into the sky, falls on his space ship, sets off a rocket that hits the coyote.

All efforts by the Predator to catch the bird are interrupted by the coyote, all which backfire onto the Predator. All coyote's efforts backfire on the Predator and the coyote.

After a few skirmishes, the Predator has developed a large hatred for the coyote, and begins to set out to trap him.

The end shot frame set is back to Marvin the Martian, watching a television set and who has been shooting and recording the sequence of events. He says "Isn't it lovely? I know I'll watch it more than once."

 

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