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EXT. RIVERSIDE SHACK – DAY
A young hipster-looking hobo is propped up against a shack by a river. He is dressed only in jean overalls and a straw hat, is smoking a pipe, and has a tattoo of an anchor on his arm. It goes without saying that he is sexy as hell.
SAWYER and BECKY approach, and HUCKLEBERRY FINN looks up.
SAWYER: Huckleberry, my old friend! It’s been a while.
FINN: It’s Finn now, Tom. It’s much cooler and sexier for the modern age.
BECKY: Finn, can you get us upriver fast? There’s word of strange goings-on at McDougal’s Cave, and we need to get there as soon as possible.
FINN hurries to get his boat ready and they follow after.
FINN: You should have called me ahead of time. I could get us there twice as fast with the help of my friend [BLEEP] Jim.
SAWYER and BECKY stare at him.
FINN: Oh, no, it’s not like that. We’re just really good friends, so it’s cool if I call him that.
BECKY: Yeah, I don’t think it is…
FINN: No, trust me. It’s totally fine.
SAWYER and BECKY look uncomfortable as FINN kicks the boat engine on.
FINN (almost to himself): You can’t be racist if you have a black friend.
The engine roars and the boat takes off.
to be continued….
[Ben Baker is a writer living in Arlington, Virginia. Like everyone else, he is on Twitter.]