Tonight a thought crossed my mind: “What if ChatGPT wrote an episode of Friends?” Of course, it needed to involve a dinosaur.
Question. Write a script for the TV show Friends. The script should be about the group of friends coming across a live dinosaur. Answer: Let’s try to work out the answer step by step:
Sure, let’s go through this in steps:
Step 1: Establishing the Scenario
First, we need to establish how our beloved group of Friends would come across a live dinosaur. One possible scenario is that Ross, being a paleontologist, is invited to a top-secret experiment where scientists have managed to clone a dinosaur, and he decides to bring the whole group along.
Step 2: Character Reactions
Next, we need to determine how each character would react to seeing a live dinosaur:
- Ross: He would be thrilled and fascinated, trying to explain everything about the dinosaur to the others.
- Rachel: She might be scared at first but then would probably try to make friends with the dinosaur.
- Monica: She could be worried about the dinosaur making a mess.
- Chandler: He would likely make sarcastic remarks and jokes about the dinosaur.
- Joey: He might be excited and curious about the dinosaur, potentially trying to communicate with it or even ride it.
- Phoebe: She would likely be concerned about the dinosaur’s feelings and well-being.
Step 3: Dialogue and Plot
Once we have established the setting and character reactions, we can start writing the script. Here’s a brief example:
INT. SECRET LAB – DAY
ROSS excitedly gathers the group around a large, secure enclosure. Inside is a small, surprisingly cute dinosaur.
ROSS: You guys, meet Dino – the world’s first living dinosaur clone!
CHANDLER: (sarcastically) Oh, because Jurassic Park worked out so well.
MONICA: (worriedly to Ross) You promise it’s safe, right? And… clean?
JOEY: (excitedly) Can I ride it?
ROSS: No, Joey! This is a delicate scientific breakthrough, not a petting zoo.
PHOEBE: (concerned) But is he happy here? What about his dinosaur family?
RACHEL: (to the dinosaur) Hi, Dino. I’m Rachel. Do you want to be friends?
Dino ROARS, causing the group to jump back.
CHANDLER: (dryly) Well, that went well.
GPT-4 stopped the output there, but I prompted it to continue.
Suddenly, Dino RAMS against the enclosure, breaking it open. The group SCREAMS and backs away.
ROSS: (panicked) Everyone stay calm! Dinosaurs can sense fear!
CHANDLER: (sarcastically) Oh, well, in that case, we’re totally fine.
Monica is HYPERVENTILATING, clutching Chandler’s arm.
MONICA: (terrified) Ross, do something!
Joey suddenly makes a bold decision.
JOEY: (determined) I got this!
He steps forward, trying to wrestle Dino back into the enclosure. Dino, however, is unimpressed and flicks Joey away with his tail.
Phoebe steps forward, singing a calming song.
PHOEBE: (singing softly) Smelly cat, smelly cat, it’s not your fault…
Dino seems to calm down a bit, but is still out of the enclosure.
Rachel, seeing Dino calmed by Phoebe’s singing, steps forward cautiously.
RACHEL: (gently) Dino, it’s okay. You’re safe here.
Dino seems to respond to Rachel’s soothing voice, but he’s still nervous.
ROSS: (to Rachel) Rachel, keep talking! He seems to like you.
Rachel nods, continuing to speak softly to Dino.
Meanwhile, Joey gets up from the floor, dusting himself off.
JOEY: (to Chandler) You know, I thought that would go differently.
CHANDLER: (deadpan) Really? Because I think we all saw that coming.
Suddenly, a GROUP OF SCIENTISTS rush into the room, panicked. They manage to coax Dino back into his enclosure with some food.
ROSS: (relieved) Thank goodness.
MONICA: (still shaking) Can we please go somewhere less…prehistoric now?
PHOEBE: (to Dino, sadly) Bye, Dino. I hope they let you out to play sometimes.
The group, still a bit shaken, leaves the lab.
CHANDLER: (sarcastically) So, Ross, when’s your next show and tell?
That was a success.
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