The Treatment It s the summer holidays and overweight 10 year old Arnie spends nothing more but eating
and watching Television. In the morning till late at night he shouts laughs, screams cries at the TV. As a result the tiny machine cowards and trembles at the sight of the young boy who works him 24/7. Worn out and tired they boy garners complete control over it due to his laziness and the power of the remote. One day as Arnie enters the living room and catches the TV making a run for the opened front door. They glance at each other Arnie daring the TV to move whilst it shakes uncontrollably. Gathering up all its courage the TV makes another dash across the hallway. Arnie drops his ice cream and chases after it. He manages to grip the TV s cable and drag it closer to him. The TV jumps on his toe with Arnie stomping around in pain. By the time Arnie recovers the TV is nowhere in sight. He runs frantically outside the front door. Blinded by the sun he opens his eyes to the outside world. A clear blue sky , birds whistling through the air, and kids his age playing on the pavement. Arnie takes a moment to absorb the world he hasn t been in for quite a while. He takes a few steps forwards and soon enough wonders into the world in awe. The Television set peers from inside the house through the front door, and takes a well deserved sign of relief. He crumbles to the side of the wall and begins to relax. Moments later The TV opens its eyes suddenly to find a young girl peering at him in wonderment. Smiles from ea r to ear and drags the TV be its cable upstairs. It first is shocked by terror, then sighs in defeat knowing that he will probably never be free. For he is a machine for entertainment and nothing else. Log Line The TV desperate escape from a very lazy little boy. The Premise Fear is something that may never be conquered Step Outline ACT 1 y The little boy over works the Television watching it day and night, resulting in it being terrified and fearful of him y The TV plots to escape
ACT 2 y The TV makes a run for the open front door y y y Arnie chases after him huffing and puffing, due to is unfit state Manages to grab the TV s cable and pull it closer The TV jumps on his toe making Arnie scream out stomp around in agony
ACT 3 y Once Arnie recovers the TV is nowhere in sight, so Arnie runs to the front door y The boy walks into the world with awe, finally discarding TV and ready to experience what childhood should be like
The TV signs in relief only to have Arnie s little sister pick him up and drag him upstairs.