Greatest Lost Band of the 1960s_
EXT. DAY. BACKYARD OF THE SEXTON RESIDENCE
A smart upper middle class home in the Riverside area.
The yard is decorated with a South Pacific motif - lots
of bamboo and Tikis. There is a large, kidney-shaped
swimming pool with various deck chairs and sun beds
around it. Mrs Sexton is stretched out on one of the sun
beds. She is wearing an attractive, colorful bikini, a
sun hat and dark glasses. She is reading Billboard, a
music trade magazine, and sipping a cocktail.
The glass doors at the back of the house slide open and
Kathy comes through with Steve and Rick trailing behind
her, looking a bit sheepish.
Stephen! Richard! What a lovely surprise. Please do sit down. Can I
have Kathy fix you a drink?
Ahh, we'll have cokes, thanks
Rick and Steve nervously greet her but remain standing Kathy
goes into the house to get the drinks.
Mrs. Sexton, we have a confession
we're not from England
We're from Riverside
Is that it?
Well... er, yeah. That's it.
(taking off her sunglasses)
Tell me something I don't know, darling!
INS STEVE AND RICK LOOK AT EACH OTHER, CONFUSED.
My dear boys, I may be a hopeless romantic but I wasn't born yesterday!
I'm not stupid, Richard! And I would never have got this far in the
business if I was.
Rick and Steve start laughing with relief.
You knew? And you let us keep on with that whole stupid act?
Oh yes. This business is all about performance, Stephen, and you boys
Rick and Steve laugh in disbelief.
Kathy comes out of the house carrying two tall glasses of
Coke which she hands to the boys.
Kathy dear, the boys just made a confession - they're not from England
They're from Riverside, darling. Poly High. Right, boys?
Rick and Steve nod and shrug, a little embarrassed.
(getting more upset)
All of them? The whole band?
Kathy burst into tears and goes running into the house.
Don't worry, she'll get over it.
So you'll still be our manager then?
And what about the newspaper article - about the group from England?
Well, now they'll have an even better angle for the story, won't they:
"The group who pretended they were English to get ahead..."; And of course
it all ties perfectly into the new name I can up with. Did you tell him,
There is a short silence while Rick considers this.
So? What do you think?
Yeah! It feels right, except, one change... THE MISUNDERSTOOD!
Yes! Perfect darlings! The Misunderstood it is!
Now we just gotta find a way to break it to Greg!