Living With Tommy is an adult swim style animated comedy series about two stoner roomates, Tommy and Monster, and their everyday lives.
Introduction to Living with Tommy
Living with Tommy is an adult comedy that I have created myself. It is about a guy in his 20's, Tommy, and his unusual roomate and best friend, Monster. They are two stoners who always find themselves in extreme situations, but in the end the friendship they share always gets them through the hard times they have. Each episode is loosely based on true events I have went through in my life, and I know once you get a feel for the stories many people will be able to relate to them.
I will not put up a copy of scripts, but to give you a good idea of what the show is about I have posted below the storyline to the first episode.
Episode 1: I Can't Feel My Face
Scene 1: Monster and Tommy are at the dentists office waiting for Tommy to go into surgery. While Tommy is laying on the surgery table waiting for the dentists to be ready he tells monster that he is afraid of having the surgery. Monster explains to him that it will all be okay and it probably won't even hurt. The dentists are ready to put Tommy to sleep, and they make Monster wait in the lobby during the procedure. Tommy begs them to let Monster stay to make sure everything is okay, but before he knows it they have already injected him with the anesthetic and he falls into a deep sleep.
Scene 2: Tommy wakes up in his bed to Monster, who is there to greet him with some of his special soup he made just for Tommy. His jaw is extremely swollen and sore, so he asks Monster if he could get his medicine from the cabinet for him, and he takes two different pills that the dentist prescribed him. Tommy then goes to try some of the soup, but seeing how disgusting it looks he tells Monster that his mouth is too sore to even eat. Monster puts the soup up in the refrigerator to save for Tommy to eat later and gives him another one of the pills to take for the pain, which just makes him fall asleep. Tommy wakes up in the middle of that night and takes both of his pills again, but his mouth is hurting even more than before so he decides to take one more of the pain pills.
Scene 3: Monsters at the store picking up some ice packs for Tommy to keep on his face to prevent swelling. While he is there he runs into Tommy's dentist. The dentist ask how Tommy is doing, and warns Monster about how dangerous the medicine that Tommy is taking is if he takes too much, but Monster, unaware of how much he has really been taking, tells the dentist that Tommy has been following the label carefully and there have been no problems.
Scene 4: Monster gets back to the apartment, but Tommy isn't in his bed. He looks everywhere for him only to find Tommy curled up in a dry bathtub shaking, holding his mouth. He tells Monster he is in a lot of pain, but is already out of his prescription. Monster thinking back to what the dentist told him explains to Tommy that the pills are dangerous and he needs to be careful taking them. So Tommy promises not to abuse them if Monster will get him a refill and he agrees.
Scene 5: That night Monster has a really bad headache from worrying about Tommy. Out of any over the counter pain medicines he decides it couldn't hurt to take some of Tommy's medicine. Especially since he didn't think it was best for Tommy to finish the whole bottle anyways. So Monster quietly goes into the medicine cabinet and takes two pills out of the bottle without Tommy noticing a thing.
Scene 6: Tommy wakes up and goes to take some more pain pills, but there are no more left. He thinks Monster hid them from him so he would stop taking them, but he looks everywhere and still can't find any. Monster walks in the door, and Tommy is pissed. First thing he does is ask Monster where the rest of his medicine is, but Monster acts like he has no idea what he is talking about. Tommy does not believe him and tackles him on the ground. When Monster falls, so does his bag, and out of his bag hundreds of pills spill out. Tommy, extremely excited starts grabbing pills off of the ground while Monster is also grabbing them trying to pick them up before Tommy can get them all. When they both realize that there are plenty, they decide to take them together.
Scene 7: Monster and Tommy sit around for the next week taking pain killers, smoking weed, and watching television until they realize that there are only three pills left between the two of them. Monster tells Tommy not to worry because he knows a guy they can go to and get as many as they want. So Monster calls him up, but the guy tells Monster that he is out of them and won't be able to get more for at least three days. Not realizing that they are both extremely addicted by this point they tell him that they can wait and think nothing of it.
Scene 8: The next morning Geoffrey, Tommy and Monster's landlord, wakes up to chaotic noises coming from downstairs in Tommy and Monster's apartment. He goes downstairs wondering what is going on. When he knocks on the door, it is opened almost immediately by Tommy and Monster. Geoffrey gets angry because he can see that the apartment has been destroyed, and asks them what has been going on. Monster ferociously explains to Geoffrey that they are both in extreme pain, and are in desperate need of there medicine. Geoffrey accuses them of abusing it, and points out that Monster wasn't even the one who got his wisdom teeth removed and shouldn't of taken any in the first place. This really pisses both of them off so they shut the door in his face.
Scene 8: Tommy hears his phone ringing. He answers it and it is the dentist calling to check up on him. He asks how he is doing. Tommy tells him that his mouth is still in extreme pain and that he has been throwing up, and the only thing that helps is the pain medicine, but he has been out for a few days. The dentist tells Tommy that he thinks there is a bigger problem seeing that it has been almost two weeks since the surgery, and he should be pain free by now. He also points out that he should have been out of the prescriptions a week ago, and he can not take any more. He tells Tommy that they are highly addictive and dangerous. Tommy hangs up.
Scene 9: Tommy knew Monster went out to get more pills from his guy so he gives him a call. Monster answers and Tommy asks where he is at. Monster barely even able to respond tells him that he just got more pills and is at his friends house about to take some. Tommy tells him he doesn't think it is a good idea, but before he even finishes what he is saying Monster swallows a whole bottle of pills. Right there on the phone Tommy can hear Monster going into convulsions so he hangs up and calls 911.
Scene 10: Tommy shows up at the hospital where the ambulance took monster. He asked to see him, but the woman at the desk tells him that they are working on Monster at that moment and they aren't even sure if he is going to make it. After waiting a couple hours they finally let him know that it is okay for him to go see Monster, but they tell him that things still aren't looking so good.
Scene 11: Tommy walks in the operating room and Monster is laying there unconscious. Tommy talks to the unconscious Monster telling him how sorry he is for letting this happen. He explained that this is all his fault because if he wouldn't of got addicted then Monster would of never started either. While sitting there beside Monster crying he finally gets up and tells Tommy that it's time to go. Tommy doesn't understand how Monster is just all of the sudden alright. So Monster explains that it was all a trick. He knew that Tommy was getting addicted, and just needed a way to teach him a lesson. Tommy was angry at first that Monster would go through all of that to trick him, but then he realizes that if went through all of that just to get him to stop, then maybe he does need to.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Living with Tommy is a low risk project. Everything has already been created except for the Animation and Voice overs. I have everyone ready to start working on voice overs. The only thing I do not have is an animator. Most of the funds I am able to raise on kickstarter will be going to hiring an animator. I could go about doing it myself, but I am not very good at animating, and I want to have the visual quality of a studio produced cartoon to be able to really highlight the story.
I have already copleted writing the complete first season, Eight 20 minute episodes. All of the scripts are finished. I am trying to raise funds to hire an animator, advertise, and create merchandise. I am expecting to be able to air the first episode by the first week of April, and every episode will air each consecutive week. Once I have a complete finished product I will be going to the offices of Comedy Central and Cartoon networks Adult swim to make an attempt at having the show actually air on a television network, but if that does not work out then the show will be aired online as a web series. The more money I can raise past the goal means more merchandise, more advertising, and faster production. Making this show is not about the money for me, it is about putting something out that I have put all of my effort and heart into to the world.
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