The following post is out of date. I am no longer running this project and a new show runner is yet to be decided, so I have been given no word on what else to include here, but the majority of the information is correct. Thanks, Adam R
Welcome to the main thread for the NHC script, a group project that I am head of.
Over the next, um, whenever, we will be working as a team to write our own script. At the moment, you can sign up in this thread. Currently, this is the list of staff that signed up for the script:
Members active in chats discussing the script
Active board members that have occasionally contributed
Members who are either inactive or have yet to contribute to the project
...Damned if you do
Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo
The title of the script is Advanced Learning Lisa, pitched by MattG_Fan. Here is his original pitch:
So far, we have this much of the episode planned out as we want it:Lisa is very excited, when after two weeks of redoing a unit in her class because the other students all failed, they are finally moving on to a new study. However, when Lisa comes into to school that day, she is very dismade to find the class has to go over the unit a third time. That is until, a frustrated new third grade teacher(Chuck Gerston) comes along, and creates an afterschool studies group for Lisa and other students who aren't being challenged. Lisa develops a rapport with the teacher, but things begin to get bad when parents start complaining that their kid isn't in the advanced studies group. Meanwhile, Homer, after playing a game of clue with the family, becomes obsessed with mysteries, and mystery solving. He goes around trying to solves mysteries wherever he can. But the biggest mystery for him to solve comes when Chuck Gerston goes missing, and Lisa hires her dad to solve the mystery of where he has gone.
All aspects of the script are discussed in this thread, but there is a chat room for the script located here (members must use their board name as the screen name). At the moment, the group meet weekly at the following times on Saturdays (US)/Sundays (UK and Aus):The episode opens with the family sitting around a table eating breakfast. Lisa is very excited that her class is moving on to a unit about Columbus after having to repeat a topic on Ancient Egypt because the rest of the class failed it. When Lisa arrives in class, Miss Hoover tells her that the other students failed it again and they have to repeat the topic for a third time. Later on, Lisa is outside venting her frustration and she overhears a teacher who is equally frustrated (Chuck Gerston) teaching a class of older children who aren't willing to learn at all (although maybe some able pupils should be included in the class, otherwise it'll be hard to show what Lisa likes about him). She enjoys his teaching methods and thinks that his guidance could get the best out of her. After that lesson has finished, she approaches him and says that she wants to be taught by him. Because Gerston is quite arrogant and thinks that his teaching methods are being wasted currently, he sees this as the perfect opportunity to teach willing students and sets up an after school class for students like Lisa. This will take up the bulk of act one.
Act two will see the classes begin and Lisa enjoys the lessons a lot, although his lessons feature undertones of teaching the students that they are better than the less intelligent, much like he is. Lisa notice this and questions it at one point or another. However, the parents of several students begin to complain that their student isn't being taught in the advanced group. The act ends with Lisa going to the class to find that Gerston has disappeared. Lisa goes to the police, but Wiggum refuses to look for Gerston because Ralph wasn't being taught in the advanced studies group. Now, as we weren't really sure how Homer's detective thing would fit in, it has been dropped for now, but there is a possibility that he has been supporting and listening to Lisa throughout acts one and two and when Gerston goes missing, he wants to help her find him (similar to his role in Lisa the Iconoclast). When they finally do find Gerston, it turns out that he ran away because of the pressure he was under. He leaves Lisa with the words to eventually do her best to get out of there to try and make something of herself. Lisa tells him off, thinking for herself, rather than blindly following him.
We don't really have a deadline, our progress has been pretty slow. :silly: I'll try and update this post for anything big whenever I remember. Get writing!