- Wednesday 30th August 2006, 6:13pm [Edited]
- 446 posts
As most of you on this forum consider yourselves budding sitcom writers I felt a little left out. So I’ve decided I better join the fun. Below is the outline of my idea. I think a recycling centre would be an ideal place to set a sitcom because of the characters that work there the customers that can come and go and the endless comic situations that can be crafted around the things people throw away.
As you can see as yet not written any dialog just given you an idea of the characters and type of humour.
Let me know if i should just go back to watching sitcoms
A sitcom set in a large recycling centre about the oddball that work there, their customers and the oddity that turn up in the bins
Albert Hough (late 50’s) ( AKA the Sarge ) an ex sergeant from the army who work at the recycling centre to make up for his reduced army pensions. He left the army under a cloud having been court having “relations” with the regiment mascot (a Goat). He supposed to manage the site and the staff but no one takes any notice of him.
Tommy Kennedy (about 60) (AKA Grumps) His main characteristic is that he asleep most the time, only to wake up for a moan, he blames the Internet for everything but mostly the lack of decent pornography in the paper bins.
George Taylor (62) (AKA Brown eyes Blue) Due to the fact he has one brown eye and one blue (also known as Sir Shag-a-lot) He rumoured to have fathered over 200 children by over 300 women and despite his advising years is a still a hit with the lady’s and is often spied having sex in all manor of places.
Mark Holt (30) (AKA Merv (the Perv) ) Every thing that comes out of his mouth is a lie and as his name would suggest he’s a bit depraved, one day a bag of sex toys arrived in the bins and he inserted a vibrator up his rear only to get it stuck, then spent the rest of the day buzzing. He also stuck his privates thought a hole in the toilet wall thinking it was a glory hole only to have it grabbed by a pasting jack russell.
Richard Birkin (18) (AKA New Boy) He’s just started and is far to eager to please, When Tommy traps his finger and the others thinks he’s having a heart attack he’s told to give him the kiss of life, he doesn’t know how but give it a go anyway it all turns a little too passionate for Tommy liking.
Gary Wake (25) (AKA Sparks) His good with all things electrical, and is always trying to automate the yard from washing machine motor powered wheelbarrows to high-speed invalid carts. With nothing better to do one day he built a flasher, from a shop manikin a windscreen wiper motor and an old raincoat, then place on top a hill over looking a main road causing a pile up and a full-scale police alert
Justin Reeves (30) (Reevesy) As near normal as they come, but just out for what he can get. Once while showing the new boy around he spot’s a pair of brass Victorian doorknocker, eager to get to them before George he tell the eager to please new boy to grab them knockers. Hesitant at first he go off in pursuit of a well endowed woman, when he dose as instructed she not best please nor is her enormous husband, a full-scale riot brakes out in the background while Justin carry on removing the door furniture.
Bernard Watts (late 60’s may be older no one seems to know) (AKA Peg) Peg due to the fact he only has one leg, despite this he is the only one that seems to do any work but finds it difficult to get out of the bins and has found himself more than once on the back of a lorry on the way to the landfill site.
No Name (AKA the boss) You don’t see much of the boss just pops in every now and then to explain that the wages are short due things being difficult in waste management, dressed in a designer suit and drives a flashy sports car, he has no interest in the work just the money paid to him from the council.