EXT. PAYNE’S HOUSE. DAY. CU of doorbell button. Joy’s finger pushes the button once, holding it down for a few seconds, then releasing, pulling out of the frame. A few seconds pass, then Joy’s finger pushes the button three times quickly. INT. PAYNE’S BEDROOM. THAT MOMENT. The room is a stimulation overload. Toys cover the floor and posters line the walls. The bed is full of bumpy hills. Getting closer to the bed, some movement is seen underneath. The cover lifts from the floor and two eyes are seen. INT. STAIRCASE. MOMENT LATER. Heavy foot steps pound down the stairs in cartoon slippers, the character’s head bouncing with the steps. INT. PAYNE’S HOUSE. THAT MOMENT. The door creaks open slowly. PAYNE, a short, stout seven- year-old brown-haired boy in traditional PJs, peeks his head out. PAYNE (sleepily) Hey Joy. JOY, a tall, slender eight-year-old blonde in a pair of fashionable jeans and a colorful t-shirt, bursts through the door, leaving Payne hanging onto the doorknob for dear life. JOY Good morning, Payne. Damien around? Payne picks himself up off the floor. Joy looks around the room, peeking around corners. PAYNE No... He went out with his friends. Some sort of teenage angst group meeting. JOY OK. Joy turns around and heads for the door. JOY See ya. Payne steps in front of the door. PAYNE Since you’re here, though... Joy crosses her arms. JOY Yes? PAYNE I’ve been putting something new together. Come take a look. Payne goes through the door. Joy sighs and follows him out, slamming the door behind him. EXT. PAYNE’S HOUSE. DAY. Payne and Joy walk to the front of the garage. Payne pats down his PJs, and bites his lip. PAYNE Be right back. Joy huffs as Payne runs into the house. A second later he comes out in jeans and a t-shirt similar in style to Joy’s, with a red backpack slung over his back. PAYNE Got it. Payne shows her a small box-shaped device and points it at the garage door. INT. PAYNE’S GARAGE. THAT MOMENT. The garage door opens slowly, revealing Payne and Joy. EXT. PAYNE’S HOUSE. THAT MOMENT. Joy’s eyes widen. Payne smiles as he watches Joy’s reaction. PAYNE What do you think? INT. PAYNE’S GARAGE. THAT MOMENT. An intricate red and pink dune buggy sits inside. It’s covered in hearts and bows, very girly. EXT. PAYNE’S HOUSE. THAT MOMENT. Joy, standing behind Payne, gags herself with a finger. Payne turns and she stops. PAYNE I made it with you in mind. JOY You’re kidding. Payne runs excitedly and gets in the driver’s side. PAYNE Seriously. Listen. Payne pushes the horn button and a romantic violin song plays. PAYNE You like it? Joy looks at it disbelievingly. JOY It’s great... How far can it go? Payne gets out and closes the door. PAYNE Oh, it doesn’t go anywhere. It’s just a model. I haven’t figured out how to make it go yet. Joy pulls her hand over her face. JOY Great. An old man comes walking along the sidewalk at the end of Payne’s driveway. He’s bearded, in the clothes of a lumberjack, carrying two brown paper-wrapped packages shaped like the 10 Commandments tablets. It’s MR. HESTON. CU Joy eyes him suspiciously. Payne waves to him. PAYNE Hi, Mr. Heston. CU Mr. Heston looks up and mumbles a sentence to them then looks back down, still walking. Payne puts his hand down and tucks them in his pants pockets. PAYNE What a grump. JOY There’s something about him that I just don’t like. Payne shrugs. JOY When does your brother come home? Payne looks down at his watchless wrist. PAYNE I dunno. Mom said he’d have to stop to pick up some stuff down at the store. Some bananas, a bag of cooking oil, some Peking duck, a ice cream scoop-- JOY OK, I’ll be back later, then. Payne looks to be thinking as Joy walks away. PAYNE No, wait! Joy turns back around. JOY What? PAYNE I heard that they found a downed UFO down at the creek, wanna go check it out? Joy taps her foot and rolls her eyes upwards. Payne looks at her pleadingly. JOY OK... let’s go. Payne’s face explodes in happiness, Joy starts off down the driveway. Payne looks back at the buggy. PAYNE Should we take the... He scratches his butt and turns, then runs to catch up with Joy. EXT. TRIPPLES’ HOUSE. LATER. The mailbox attached to the white picket fence says “630 NOTARO DR. - THE TRIPPLES” in script. Joy and Payne walk past the box and Joy stops Payne short with her arm. He eyes narrow to slits. JOY Hello, ladies. Three identical Japanese girls in traditional schoolgirl “sailor” outfits are standing at the end of the fence. CU girl on the left. JOY Kyoto. CU girl on the right. JOY Yohko. CU girl in the middle. JOY Tiffany. Yohko leans forward. YOHKO Why so far away from home dear Joy? Payne and Joy look across the street at their houses and then quizzically back at the girls. Kyoto leans forward towards Payne. KYOTO Allowed to cross the street there boy? Payne steps forward. PAYNE Hey! I’m almost 8! Yohko touched Kyoto on the shoulder. YOHKO Oh Kyoto, you’ve made him mad. Yohko flips off Payne’s hat. Kyoto weeps mockingly. KYOTO Oh Yohko, now I’m sad. JOY Knock it off... Joy puts Payne’s hat back on his head and steps towards the triplets. JOY One side, girls. We’ve got places to go. Tiffany steps forward and pushes Joy in the chest. TIFFANY You only think so... We know of your plan. JOY Plan? TIFFANY Yes. Tiffany snaps her fingers. Kyoto and Yohko unfold a map behind Tiffany. TIFFANY If you think we’re going to let you get your hands on those hidden Stunning Stacy doll deposits-- JOY Doll deposits? Tiffany snaps her fingers, Kyoto and Yohko roll up the map like a window shade and fold it into a small square that Kyoto swallows. TIFFANY Anyway... We’re watching you... So you watch yourself... Or you better watch out. Kyoto leans forward. KYOTO We’re keeping an eye on you there, girl. Yohko leans forward from behind Tiffany. YOHKO And listening to the music of Burle. Kyoto and Tiffany look at Yohko. Yohko holds up a small sign that say “IVES”. Payne walks past them, followed by Joy, who’s looking at the girls through squinty eyes. A cat squeal is heard, and Payne pulls Joy quickly out of frame. EXT. FOREIGN GUY’S HOUSE. LATER. SERIES OF SHOTS -- FOREIGN GUY’S INTRO --Stylish, intricate shoes. --Fancy, Euro-flavored clothing. --Extremely styled and shiny hair. END OF SERIES OF SHOTS CU of FOREIGN GUY, 7-year-old European boy. FOREIGN GUY Hola. FOREIGN GUY SUBTITLES Hello. Payne waves to Foreign Guy. PAYNE Hey, Foreign Guy. Joy pulls Payne back to her and whispers to him. JOY Foreign Guy? That’s his name? FOREIGN GUY No, mon nom est Guy. FOREIGN GUY SUBTITLES No, my name is Guy. PAYNE Yeah... there’s two guys named Guy at school this year. We named them Canadian Guy and Foreign Guy. FOREIGN GUY Como esta? FOREIGN GUY SUBTITLES How are you? Joy moves around to otherside of Payne. JOY Yeah, hi. So he doesn’t speak English? PAYNE No, but he understands it. So... watch what you say. FOREIGN GUY Siete molto graziosi. FOREIGN GUY SUBTITLES You are very pretty. JOY Thanks, my mom bought them. (to Payne) So where is this UFO? FOREIGN GUY UFO? PAYNE It’s supposed to be just down the block. Wanna come with us Guy? FOREIGN GUY Ich würde folgen ihr überall. FOREIGN GUY SUBTITLES I would follow her anywhere. Guy looks at her with love in his eyes. Joy gets skeeved by him and she walks away quickly. Payne and Guy follow. EXT. PETITVILLE. LATER. MONTAGE -- JOY, PAYNE AND GUY WANDER AROUND TOWN --The trio pass a strip mall, centered around a store called “BUGGY BUDDIES”. Payne’s buggy is in the window. Payne looks but keeps going, then puts on a thinking/confused face. --They are walking down a yellow-brick road, and they come across a tin man. Joy picks up an oil can and oils him. He stretches and transforms into an anime-style warrior robot. The kids run away. --Guy is steering a boat down a Venician canal, singing an Italian love song. Joy looks bored, Payne is annoyed. END OF MONTAGE EXT. PAYNE’S HOUSE. DAY. Payne, Joy and Guy round the corner of the block and look around. Payne and Joy’s houses stand in front of them. JOY Payne? PAYNE Yeah, Joy? JOY These are our houses. PAYNE Yes. Yes they are. Joy grabs Payne by the shoulders and shakes him. JOY Where is the freaking UFO? PAYNE I dunno... Where’s the creek? Joy lets go and walks away from him, then spins quickly to face him. JOY I thought you knew. That’s why we were following you. Joy is steaming. PAYNE Oh. Oh well. Joy is quite upset. PAYNE Want to go have some PBJs? Joy shakes her head no vigorously, then slowly. JOY Is your brother home? PAYNE Maybe... Joy points at Guy. JOY Is he coming? They look at Guy. FOREIGN GUY Los emparedados... no están para mí. Tomaré mi licencia. Buen día. FOREIGN GUY SUBTITLES Sandwiches... are not for me. I shall take my leave. Good day. Guy walks off into the sunset, whistling the “Can-Can” tune. PAYNE I guess not. Joy looks up at Payne’s house. JOY Good. Let’s go get some sandwiches. Joy and Payne walk up the sidewalk and go into his house. A LITTLE GREEN MAN pokes his head around the corner of the house, looking to see if all is clear. He pulls his head back behind the house and comes flying out in Payne’s buggy. Mr. Heston is standing on a street corner as the Little Green Man flies by. Mr. Heston grumbles and keeps walking. END.