INT. ZOO — RAINFOREST EXHIBIT — MORNING

A beady-eyed CHAMELEON clings stubbornly to a branch. A fly, ZEE, tends to its habitat.

CHAMELEON
Fly come five day now. Why no
bring girl. No want girl, Chin
take, keep fo’ wife. Wife need
update.

ZEE
Mister Chin, where place refuse?

CHIN (CHAMELEON)
No like girl, take son. Is queer.
No like girl either. Make good
wife fo’ fly.

ZEE
Mister Chin.

CHIN
Look good in pigtail. You like
pigtail? Go good with heels and
skirt. Find skirt fo’ son.

ZEE
Professor.

CHIN
Almost like movie. Fly like son
of enemy, think daughter, take
fo’ wife. One family. Father get
son through foe. Better son. Not
queer pigtail girl.

ZEE
Mister Lizard, sir.

CHIN
Yes, yes. Sad fly so anxious.

ZEE
Where. Put. Refuse?

CHIN
Need take care floor first. Can’t
see self; need see baby. Son make
baby fo’ fly. Give grandbaby.
Good thing son such girl. Marry
easy. Easy baby. Many time.
(a beat)
Many grandbaby.
(a laugh)
Fly not watch, lose wife. Then
bet fly want girl.

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