1EXT. A BAR AND RESTAURANT - AFTERNOONBeginning with a WIDE SHOT of a warm day. ZOOMING INTO thefront of a restaurant, the double doors open and another setof dissatisfied customers leave the premises. The doorsswing shut behind them. Through the expansive windows it isclear to see the restaurant is not busy.INT. OUTSIDE THE MANAGERS OFFICE/KICHENSWIDE SHOT of a dilapidated corridor with two chairs satoutside the Managers door. A clown sits, in cowboy boots,wearing a suit and a boot lace tie, fiddling nervously withhis attire which PEEPS and SQUEAKS with gags. The CLATTERINGof utensil's and BEAST-LIKE roars of the kitchen are LOUD.ZOOMING IN to the Clowns face, a high pitch WHISTLE from acoffee machine sounds.EXT. THE RANCH CIRCUS- OVERCAST (FLASHBACK)The clown blends into a new background. The WHISTLE evolvesinto the SQUEAK of a large iron gate as it is closed. PITCHUPWARD to reveal the title of the land above the gate. 'THERANCH CIRCUS', across which is printed 'CLOSED DOWN'BeatThere is a SMASH sound.INT. OUTSIDE THE MANAGERS OFFICE/KICHENS- AFTERNOONClown jerks back to the present in CLOSE UP in PROFILE,surprised. Camera PANS AROUND into an OVER THE SHOULDER ofthe clown. In the kitchen opposite, a waiter stands in shocklooking down at the many smashed plates. Fragments are stillquiveringWIDE SHOT of the clown shows the managers door fly open witha BANG and the man stalk into the kitchen.MANAGER(Barks and shouts) OUT! Out, out,out of my restaurant! You clumsyOAF!!View remains on Clown reaction. All is QUIET.BeatThe Manager reappears holding an apron and approaches theclown. The clown stands opposite, the pair in profile,SILENT. The Manager thrusts the apron out to the clown whotentatively takes it. The manager turns and continues backinto his office. SLAMMING the door behind him.