Greatest Lost Band of the 1960s_
EXT. NIGHT. MOZER'S DINER
As Glenn and Ardell are leaving, the Treadway & Company van pulls
up to the diner. Rick, Steve and Greg get out. As the three band members
enter the restaurant, Steve politely holds the door open for Ardell and
Glenn as they leave. He makes eye contact with Ardell showing his
charm with the ladies but Glenn and the guys do not notice each
other at all.
INT. NIGHT. MOZERS DINER
The three band members take the booth next to Glasers. Glaser is
facing the other direction so they cant see each other, but the
back of his head is visible in various shots throughout the scene, indicating
that he is most likely listening in and absorbing their entire conversation.
Hes still got his hair all short and slicked back with Brylcreem.
He needs to get the English look!
The American girls scream and go crazy for all those British guys,
but we go up there playing the same kind of music and they wont
give us the time of day.
Yeah and the guys just want to beat the crap out of us!
If we were English it would be different.
Wed be rich.
Yeah and get all the girls we could ever want!
They laugh about this a while and start affecting English accents, e.g.,
I say old chap, etc. The waitress comes over.
May I take your orders?
(in phony English accent)
Yes, indeed! ll have a spot a tea
(In bad English accent)
Hell 'ave a cup of tea, as you say here in America, luv.
OK! And you?
ll ave the same, luv.
Me too, luv
Are you fellas from England?
Why, yes, were in a band. How could you tell?
Gee! Youre the first English men I ever served.
In the back a couple of pretty teenage girls KATHY SEXTON and TANNY
NICODEMUS They overhear some of this and start nudging each other.
Eventually they come over to the table, and rather shyly ask:
(speaking to the guys)
Are you guys in a band? from England?
(in phony accent)
Yes, and Im Treadway! Gregory Treadway the Third
explains Greg in a ridiculous British accent, trying to score some
Mind if we join you?
(in phony accent)
Oh! By all means
please DO sit down
The girls join them at the booth and the flirting escalates as the guys
lay out their improbable story.
Yes, I guess we are the ONLY English band in Riverside right now, maybe
even all America
Wow! Thats pretty cool. Ya know, my mom is in show business and
maybe she could help you guys out. Shed love to get involved with
an English group!
The guys wink at each other, figuring the girl is probably inventing some
fiction of her own. Then she presents her moms business card to
Greg, the obvious band leader. Greg takes the card and looks at it
INS CU BUSINESS CARD
Lee Sexton, Artists Management & Representation, Riverside, California,
Now theyre actually interested.
You should give her a call.
Yeah All right, then...
Maybe Ill give you a call.
Theres some chemistry between Rick and Tanny
Tell me something,
(Steve asks Kathy after some thought)
Is your mother as good looking as you are, dear?
Kathy looks taken aback for a second, then everyone laughs like this is
just another strange example of English humor. In the course of the laughter
though Steve gives Rick a secret wink like Hey, maybe the mom is
INS CU GLASER
He has found the whole exchange quietly amusing.