Transcript: Getting Together: Love | Feb 25, 1988

The scene opens with a map of the United States and Canada against a blue background. Colourful copies of the map twirl across the screen in rapid succession and lay on top of the original. A random assortment of States and Provinces are highlighted.

Narrator says THE FOLLOWING
COOPERATIVE PROJECT
IS SUPPORTED BY STATE
AND PROVINCIAL AGENCIES
WORKING THROUGH
THE AGENCY
FOR INSTRUCTIONAL
TELEVISION.

A black slate appears. It reads "On the Level."

The scene changes to teenagers dancing at a house party. The title of the episode reads "Getting Together: Love."

Rob is standing outside of the house. He is clean-shaven, with wavy brown hair. He is wearing a brown-checkered shirt, and a jean jacket vest, jeans, and white shoes. A white car pulls up to the front of the house. Dave and Cindy walk out of the car towards the front door.

Cindy has shoulder length, straight brown hair and is wearing a shiny pink blouse, blue slacks and brown shoes. Dave is clean-shaven, with thick, brown hair. He is wearing a red-and-white-striped shirt, jean jacket, jeans, and white shoes.

Rob’s memories flash across the screen. A clip flashes of Cindy’s face followed by Cindy and Rob kissing followed by Cindy slamming a door in Rob’s face.

Cindy and Dave walk into the house.

Everyone shouts SURPRISE!

Cindy smiles and hugs her friends. She looks at a balloon. It reads "Happy Birthday Cindy!"

She throws the balloon and exclaims
OHHH!

She hugs Dave.
[music plays, guests chatter]

Rob walks into the room. Dave spots Rob and turns off the music.

Cindy looks confused and says DAVE?

Memories flash of Cindy holding up a cat next to Rob, followed by Rob placing a ring on Cindy’s finger.

Rob says HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
CINDY.

Dave says OKAY, ROB.
YOU CAN LEAVE NOW.

Rob asks
WHY?
SHE'S MY
FRIEND TOO.

A memory flashes of Cindy removing a necklace from her neck.

Cindy says PLEASE, DAVE.

Dave mutters
HE'S CRASHED
MY PARTY.

Cindy says SO WHAT?
IT'S NO BIG DEAL.
IT'S SUCH A
FABULOUS PARTY.
HE WON'T MAKE
ANY DIFFERENCE.
COME ON.
LET'S JUST
DANCE, OKAY?

Dave smiles and says OKAY.

He puts the music back on. They dance.

Rob watches from the corner as a memory flashes of him trying to take hold of Cindy’s hand while she talks to a group of friends. She jerks her hand back.

As Cindy and Dave dance a memory flashes of Cindy watching Rob chug a beer in a hallway full of friends followed by a memory of Rob helping Cindy into a swan boat. As Rob watches from a far, a memory flashes of Cindy placing sunscreen on Rob’s back.

Cindy says I'M THIRSTY.

He leads Cindy out of the room. Rob’s gaze stays on Cindy until she is out of sight. A girl with long, blond hair stands in front of Rob. They begin to dance.

The scene changes to Cindy and Dave standing in a hallway.

Cindy says DAVE?
I CAN'T GET OVER
HOW NICE YOU ARE.

Dave says ALL OF THIS?
YEAH, WELL.

From a bedroom, Girl says LOOK, MARK,
JUST FORGET IT, OKAY?
I DON'T WANT YOU
TO TAKE ME HOME.

Mark says WE WON'T DO ANYTHING
YOU DON'T WANT TO.

Girl YEAH, YOU
ALWAYS SAY THAT.

Cindy and Dave chuckle.

Dave calls out
LOOK, CINDY, I'M GOING
TO GO INTO THE KITCHEN
NOW AND GET YOU
SOMETHING TO DRINK.

Cindy shouts
OKAY, DAVE!
I'LL JUST WAIT OUT
HERE IN THE HALL.

Music plays as a memory flashes of Cindy standing behind a tree as Rob and a blond girl sit next to each other playing the guitar.

Dave comes back carrying two coke cans. Cindy looks upset.

Dave hands Cindy a can and says HERE.
HEY, YOU OKAY?

Cindy says OH, SURE.
COME ON, LET'S
GO AND SEE
WHAT EVERYBODY
ELSE IS DOING.

Dave says I HOPE THE JERK
IS GONE.
DOES IT MATTER?
LOOK, DAVE, YOU
REALLY DID TOO MUCH
WITH THIS PARTY
AND EVERYTHING.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

From the bedroom, Mark calls out
WHAT'S THE MATTER
WITH YOU ANYWAY?

Girl says THERE'S NOTHING
WRONG WITH ME.

Mark says ARE YOU KIDDING?
YOU'RE A BIGGER
ICEBERG THAN THE ONE
THAT SUNK
THE TITANIC.

Girl retorts THEN I'LL HAVE NO
TROUBLE WITH A CANOE!

Dave and Cindy re-enter the living room. Rob is dancing enthusiastically with a girl. Dave leads Cindy into another room. Cindy looks back at Rob, Dave turns Cindy around and leads her away.

The music stops playing. Rob continues dancing.

The girl he’s dancing with chuckles and says THE MUSIC STOPPED.

Rob chuckles and says HEY!
WHO NEEDS MUSIC.

Everyone laughs.

The scene changes to Dave and Cindy in the dining room. A cake with candles sit on the table. Dave plays a kazoo to the tune of "Happy Birthday." Cindy claps and giggles.

Dave approaches Cindy.

She utters
MAYBE I SHOULD
GET A KNIFE
SO WE EVERYBODY
CAN HAVE
A PIECE OF CAKE!

Dave says WAIT A MINUTE.
I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE
I WANT TO GIVE YOU.

He slowly approaches her.

Cindy says DAVE, YOU'VE DONE
SO MUCH ALREADY.

Dave leans over and kisses Cindy gently.

He says HERE.
I JUST FELT
LIKE DOING THAT.
CINDY...
I REALLY LIKE
YOU A LOT.
SURPRISE.
MAYBE IT'S MORE
THAN LIKE.

Cindy says DAVE, YOU'RE SUCH
A NEAT GUY.

Dave says IT'S HIM,
ISN'T IT?

Suddenly, Rob appears in the doorway. His eyes lock with Cindy’s.

Rob says HEY, CINDY.

Memories flash of Cindy and Rob arguing.

Cindy shakes her hands and exclaims
I'VE GOT TO
THINK ABOUT THIS!

Dave angrily says THINK ABOUT WHAT?
YOU'RE THE ONE WHO
ASKED ME OUT FIRST.
YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SAID
IT WAS OVER WITH HIM.

Cindy disappointingly says I KNOW!

She storms off.

Dave calls out
YOU'RE USING
ME, AREN'T YOU?

Cindy shouts
NO, I'M NOT!

She approaches the doorway and looks at Rob.

Cindy shouts
EXCUSE ME!

Rob moves aside for Cindy. Dave crushes his cup and throws it down on the ground.

The scene changes to Cindy in the kitchen pulling a beer out of the fridge. Rob stands in the doorway.

Cindy sarcastically asks
WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Rob says YOU.

Cindy scoffs
HA!

Rob approaches her and says YOU WOULDN'T
BE THIS UPSET
IF YOU DIDN'T
STILL LOVE ME.

Cindy takes a drag from her beer and says DON'T BET ON IT.
BESIDES, WHAT DO YOU
KNOW ABOUT LOVE ANYWAY?
I'M SURPRISED YOU'RE
NOT DRUNK BY NOW.

Rob retorts
I'M SURPRISED YOU'RE
NOT DRUNK BY NOW.
WELL, FOR YOUR
INFORMATION, Miss,
I DON'T DO THAT
ANYMORE.
MY GIRLFRIEND
DOESN'T LIKE IT.

Cindy chokes on her sip.

Rob says I MEAN...
MY EX-GIRLFRIEND.

Cindy slowly approaches Rob. An image flashes of an upset Dave sitting in a chair with a "Happy Birthday" sign hanging behind him. Now, in the kitchen, slow music plays as Cindy and Rob dance. They kiss.

Dave watches from the doorway. He walks back to the dining room and lights the candles to Cindy’s cake.

Back in the kitchen, Cindy says NO.
WE'D JUST BREAK
UP AGAIN.
WE FIGHT TOO MUCH.

Rob says WELL, JUST STOP
DOING THE THINGS
THAT MAKE ME MAD!

Cindy exclaims
LIKE WHAT?

Rob says LIKE HANGING ALL
OVER OTHER GUYS!
YOU JUST THINK I'M
YOUR ETERNAL PROPERTY.
SO YOU'LL MAKE ME
WAIT AROUND FOREVER
UNTIL YOU DECIDE YOU
HAVE TIME TO SEE ME!

Rob exclaims
LOOK WHO'S TALKING!
YOU THINK I HAVE SOME
SORT OF ULTERIOR MOTIVE
JUST BECAUSE I LIVE NEXT
DOOR TO ANOTHER GIRL.

Cindy shouts
I HAVE SEEN YOU
WITH HER!

Rob yells
SHE LIKES TO
PLAY THE GUITAR.
I LIKE TO PLAY
THE GUITAR.
YOU HATE TO
PLAY THE GUITAR!
YOU THINK EVERYTHING
I LIKE TO DO
IS STUPID OR BORING!

Cindy exclaims
YOU ARE SO SELFISH!

Dave enters the living room.
[party chatter]
He uses a candle flame to pop balloons.
[balloon popping]

A person says DAVE, WHAT'RE
DOING, MAN?
[balloon popping]

Back in the kitchen, Cindy yells
YOU NEVER THINK
ABOUT WHAT YOU DO
THAT MAKES ME MAD!

She slams her palm against the wall and shouts
TAKE!
TAKE!
TAKE!
YOU DON'T GIVE ENOUGH
TO KEEP US TOGETHER.

Rob exclaims
YOU THINK YOU
GIVE ENOUGH?
OR ARE YOU THE
PERFECT ONE?

Cindy slams her fists against the fridge and shouts
I AM NOT PERFECT!
I AM SO TIRED
OF FIGHTING.

They hug.

Cindy says I DO STILL CARE
A LOT ABOUT YOU.
BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
TO THINK ABOUT IT
A LOT MORE.
[popping]

She moves away from Rob and exclaims
WHAT WAS THAT?

Rob says WHO CARES.
LET'S GET OUT
OF HERE.

Cindy says I CAN'T.
OH, NOT TONIGHT.
DAVE IS MY DATE
TONIGHT.
OH, AND I'VE BEEN A
REAL CREEP TO HIM!
[balloon popping]

She walks into the living room and sees Dave popping balloons.

Cindy exclaims
DAVE!
Dave drops her cake on the ground.

He says SATISFIED?
NOW YOU CAN GO.

Cindy says I'M NOT GOING
ANYPLACE.
YOU'RE MY DATE.

She walks next to Dave and sighs.

Cindy looks at the cake on the ground and says FIRST OF ALL, I'M
GOING TO HELP YOU
CLEAN UP THIS MESS.
AND THEN I WANT
TO TALK TO YOU.
I'M AWFULLY SORRY
ABOUT ALL THIS.

Rob is shown walking out of the house. He slams his fists together.

A black slate appears. It reads "Getting Together: Love."
Music plays as the end credits roll.

Narrator says ON THE LEVEL IS SUPPORTED
BY STATE AND PROVINCIAL
AGENCIES AND THE
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC
BROADCASTING
THROUGH THE AGENCY
FOR INSTRUCTIONAL
TELEVISION.
TOGETHER SERVING
EDUCATION.

A slate reads "With support from Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support for this secondary school television project."

This program was produced by e.f.c. Educational Film Center. The Northern Virginia Educational Telecommunications Association. Agency for Instructional Television, Copyright 1980."

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