Season 1, Episode 1a: "Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake"
Written by Dave Wasson and Carlos Ramos
Directed by Dave WassonAir Date: June 8, 2001
EXT. SISTER THORNLY'S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD TOTS - DAY
Various CHILDREN run around the yard of the orphanage. One eats mud while another two take turns punching each other. A BOY tugs on a GIRL's ponytails. One CHILD is painting on the wooden fence. A GIRL chases a BOY with a board while another BOY plays with a rat. A NUN, SISTER THORNLY, files her nails as she stands on the porch. She begins to count CHILDREN.
...twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two. Where's thirty-three? I'm one shy.
SISTER THORNLY gets angry and balls her fists.
SISTER THORNLY stomps away.
INT. SISTER THORNLY'S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD TOTS - DAY
SISTER THORNLY stomps through the hall when a sound catches her attention. She stops and listens.
She traces the sound to a broom closet and opens the door. OTTO is inside, sitting on books and reading with a flashlight.
Well, well! Reading your books again, eh? Maybe some chores will help ya remember my policy on reading!
INT. FURNACE ROOM
OTTO struggles to shovel coal into the flaming furnace.
OTTO attempts to remove a tire from a car. He lifts it for a moment before it falls backwards onto him.
OTTO walks past a boys' bathroom, toilet scrubber and bucket in hand. A BULLY exits the room and laughs.
Good luck, jerk!
The BULLY smacks OTTO with a rolled up newspaper. OTTO drops his cleaning supplies, looks into the bathroom, and sighs.
EXT. SISTER THORNLY'S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD TOTS - NIGHT
Gunshots and police sirens are heard in the distance as crickets chirp.
INT. OTTO'S ROOM- NIGHT
OTTO exhaustedly trudges to his bed and falls face down onto his pillow.