EXT. ZOO — FLAMINGO EXHIBIT — DAY

[MATURE]

BETH the ostrich and LEONARD the flamingo stand alone, looking at the water.

BETH
Look, I ain’t gettin’ paid two shits
for this, you know that? You pay
the fuck attention, or I’m gone.

LEONARD
Yeah, gotcha—yeah, I gotcha—
yeah, I’m here.

BETH
This ain’t pissin’ school. No
dickin’ around.

LEONARD
Yeah—yeah, I—yeah, I—I’m here.

BETH
Good. Good. Now watch the watta.

LEONARD
Yeah, I—

BETH
Watch it!

LEONARD
Yeah—yeah, I—I’m watchin’.

BETH
See ’em weeds? How they look
different just unda the watta?
Kinda darkish?

LEONARD
I see—I-I see—I see ‘em, yeah.

BETH
Don’t want nunna that. Don’t
want “darkish.” We want blue,
and we want green. Got that?

LEONARD
Blue—blue and green—blue and—

BETH
Green.

LEONARD
G-green. Yeah. Blue and green—
green, yeah—blue and green.
“Capisce.”

BETH
Got it.

LEONARD
Yeah.

BETH
Good. Now. What am I pointing
to.

LEONARD
Pointing…pointing…
(a beat)
Weeds.

BETH
The fuck I am! What color is that?

LEONARD
Color…color…color… Blue?

BETH
And?

LEONARD
Right, green—yeah, right, green—
right, green and blue. Yeah. Them.

BETH
Fuckin’ right. So. What ya gonna
do?

A beat while Leonard thinks.

BETH
You’re gonna eat it, is what.
S’what we’re goddamn here for.

LEONARD
Eat it, right—eat it, right, yeah.
Ain’t weeds.

BETH
Ain’t weeds.

LEONARD
It blue and green, we eat it—ain’t
weeds. We eat it—ain’t weeds. We
eat it…

A beat. Beth can only watch.

BETH
Jumping Jehosha-fuck have you
got problems, kid. And I ain’t
even eat the stuff. Maybe good

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