Waterworld

A world totally covered in water. It had potential. Just imagine if it had pulled it off...

[two people are in a living room watching TV. On screen is an academic looking guy. he starts talking]

academic:
Welcome to our documentary: "A Waterworld of Change". Since the release of the epic production Waterworld in 1995, the world has undergone a drastic shift.

A shift towards water!

The world just can't get enough of waterworld. It has become the theme that pervades every aspect of our lives.

It is taught in schools. In fact, Harvard University has not 1 but 5 courses about Waterworld. They range from 'an introduction to Waterworld' to 'Waterworld as a moral philosophy'.

There can be no understatement of Waterworld's effect on our culture, with the new show "FRIENDS on Waterworld" sweeping last year's emmy awards.

[the TV shows a clip of the intro to "FRIENDS on Waterworld". The song "I'll be there for you" is playing while the Friends dance in a little boat. One of them falls into the water and they all laugh]

academic:
Waterworld has even sparked a renewed interest in the theatre, with Stratford's stage adaption of Waterworld becoming the first play to ever gross more then one-hundred-million dollars in its opening week. Here we see a clip.

[the TV shows two people in a boat both wearing shakespearean clothes. one of them is holding up a skull.]

man:
To swim, or not to swim: that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of nautical fortune,
Or to take arms inside a sea of bubbles.

[we see the people watching the TV]

watcher 1:
I've got tickets for that play next week.

watcher 2:
Oh, I saw it in New York City last year. It was fantastic, even better then their adaptation of 'The Postman'.

[the TV goes to the multi-color test-screen and beeps. then the presidential seal is shown]

voice-over: We interrupt this program to bring you live coverage of the president's speech to the world.

And now, the President of the United States, leader of the free world, champion of fish . . . Kevin Costner!

[president costner walks into the camera, mass cheering everywhere]

Costner:
Greetings everyone. Our plan to melt the ice-caps and flood the world is going fabulously. I would like to sincerely thank every member of the house and senate for their unanimous support of bill WW109, which is now law.

By harnessing global warming, we will be able to bring accessible swimming areas to the world, as well as eliminating that pesky global population problem.

This nation has committed itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of completely flooding the world. No single project will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important and I assure you that it will be accomplished

[the president exits to mass applause and a standing ovation.

show the two people watching TV]


watcher 1:
Do you own a boat?

watcher 2:
No. Do you?

watcher 1:
No.

watcher 2:
We're really screwed then...

Posted by McImprov on July 20, 2002 with category tags of

2 comments
I like the end.
   comment by Sarah (#5) on August 7, 2002, Rated it 4

kinda stupid, but kevin costner is a safe bet for laughs
   comment by anonymous on August 8, 2002, Rated it 3

   

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