There are days like today where I just want to give up writing. Not completely, just writing that requires work. Right now, to get my own book I have to spend months writing/revising and then go through the gauntlet that is the query process. But what If I just said eff it? Is there really an easy way to get paid to write? Of course! I could write AppleBee's commercials. Here is their latest TV ad.
Through all of my high dollar sources I was able to obtain a copy of the actual script for that commercial so you could see it. Mind you it's just a copy, since they let the author keep the cocktail napkin he wrote it on.
AppleBee's Bourbon St. Ad 2011AppleBee's Logo and 2 for $20 flashes on black background with white lettering.
The scene opens with friends jubilantly enjoying dinner at an AppleBee's.
Hey! It's my favorite 2 for 20 club (spoken like she doesn't say that to all the 2 for 20 clubs.) Back for new Bourbon St. entrees?
I see we have a new member.
Sarah looks around to make sure everyone is waiting for the punchline with bated breath and also to fill the entire 30 second spot.
(leaning in) Welcome to the club.
Shot cuts back to friends who are both awwing at said punch line and laughing uncontrollably.
Bourbon St. entrees fall delicately onto plate as unidentified spices cascade downward from an unknown, possibly heavenly source. Elsewhere, a nacho pulls taffy-like cheese, and tongs flip a succulent sirloin.
Emphasis should be put on how late the restaurant is open in case you are super baked and want to tackle 2 entrees for $20 at 11:47PM.And Scene.