Re: Pilot for a situation-comedy television program, "The Elephant in the Room."
Description : One part "The Odd Couple," one part "Frasier," and two parts "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
Another character, the sanctimonious Rick, a mute with a penchant for sleeveless sweaters, lives next door. The other regular character, the brothers' batty Aunt Sarah, lives in the house's attic. The program's plot-lines focus on the brothers' sibling rivalry, their shameless business practices, and their craven attempts for the affections of their batty Aunt Sarah.
Script excerpt : Mitt arrives home by chauffeur-driven limousine to find Newt dumping trash on the front lawn. Ron Paul in sitting on a rocking chair on the front porch and whittling.
Mitt (exiting the limousine, obviously irritated): "Newt, why are you dumping garbage on the lawn?"
Mitt: "Who's going to clean it up?"
Newt: "That's what taxes are for!"
Mitt (smiling): "What are taxes?"
Ron Paul: "You paid taxes on 15 percent of your income. Maybe they'll pick up 15 percent of the trash."
Newt: "Apparently Rick believes in Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment."