INT. PAUL AND JAMIE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
(Paul, Jamie, Murray)
PAUL AND JAMIE ARE IN BED, WITH NEWSPAPERS SPREAD
OUT ALL AROUND THEM. MURRAY IS LYING ON THE BED,
PERFORMING NO DIFFICULT TRICKS.
Hey, here's something.
Woman gave birth...
Didn't know she was pregnant.
Didn't know. No sickness, no
No sickness? No showing?
That's what I'm saying.
JAMIE SCRAMBLES FOR THE PHONE.
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Where are you going?
I'm calling her. Maybe she has a
There's no secret formula.
You don't know that! My god, think
of the implications!
What, a nation of women who are
pregnant, don't show it, and give
birth with no fuss, no muss?
JAMIE GIVES HIM A LOOK.
Where's that phone?
THEY BOTH SCRAMBLE TO LOOK FOR IT, AND WE:
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INT. PAUL AND JAMIE'S APARTMENT - LATER
PAUL AND JAMIE ARE IN THE LIVING ROOM. JAMIE IS
ON THE PHONE.
San Luis Obispo, California... The
number for a Christina Allison? I'll
You know, even if you get the number,
it's getting close to midnight, their
And they have a newborn baby.
Your point being...
They're not asleep! The baby's up!
The baby's being fed, crying, doing
You know, honey, did you ever stop to
think that maybe, the baby is calmed
down after a full day of baby things?
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No way. You read about this couple.
They're active. They're "on the go."
They're probably just getting back
from a late dinner.
You don't even know these people, and
you're willing to call them at
midnight, just to find out how she
had a no-fuss baby?
Operator... yes... Oh, yes, they did
have the miracle baby. So you've
given this number out before? Several
hundred times? I see. Thanks.
This is what I'm saying. They're
busy. The whole country is calling
them. Maybe we could be part of the
whole country that's not.
It couldn't hurt to give it a ring
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(SHE DIALS UP THE NUMBER)
Besides, I thought you were interested
in having a baby of our own?
Interested in having a baby, yes.
Interested in making midnight calls
to America's most popular new parents,
not so much.
JAMIE HANGS UP THE PHONE.
I'm glad you came to your senses.
Let's go to bed.
Senses? It was busy.
END OF ACT ONE
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