EXT. ZOO — AFRICAN PLAINS — EARLY MORNING

[MATURE]

The ENTIRE CAST mills about, sleepily arranging into lines. A distant fire alarm screeches.

GABRIELA the dragonfly, atop a makeshift trolley, moves down the first line, pushed by a water buffalo.

GABRIELA
(to Beatrice)
Good morning. Hi, how are ya.
Good to see you. Happy Tuesday.

BEATRICE
I’ll just have the bran, dearie.

GABRIELA
Two flake. Here ya go. Enjoy. God
bless. What for you.

BETH
Fritta. Whole one. Nunna that
half-cuttin’ shit.

GABRIELA
Apple fritter. Enjoy. Take it easy.
Have a good one. Who’s next.

BIG MAC is, somehow still on his log even out here.

GABRIELA
Corretto. Mac’s choice. On the
house. The freshest. Buenos dias.
See you later. Hi to kids. Next.

BUSTER.

GABRIELA
Yeah, you. What you have. Keep
it simple. Lots of customer.

BUSTER
Yeah, alright. Gimme Kibbles.
No Bits. Don’t need nunna that.

GABRIELA
Just Kibble. Eat up. Enjoy. Happy
breakfast. Take care. Bye-bye.
What you having.

BYRÓN
Alas, ze carb—too much for
zis hour! Ze seed be better
choice, I sink, no?

GABRIELA
One seed. Good choice. Very
tasty. Made fresh. Hope you like.
Peace be with you. Okay, next.

CHIN
You got girl in there? Chin wake
up for girl. Have breakfast. Even
use long tongue.

GABRIELA
(passing, to Francine)
Hi, what you having.