STAPLES

These are scripts for the Staples "Whatever keeps you together" campaign. Since I used Aubrey Plaza in them to be April Ludgate, the epitome of office workers who hate working, I can't film them. But I thought they were fun.

SPEC WORK
AD:
Sarah Redmond

ST: Jackson Baehr

"OFFICE CHAOS" (60s)

(SCENE: APRIL LUDGATE faces camera.)

APRIL: I got a new boring job, but a trip to Staples helps keep it supplied with chaos. Like, when was the last time you spent $200 on sticky notes, permanent markers, and a little bit of tape? 

(APRIL turns to cubicle in background covered in sticky notes. MAN walks away from cubicle.)

MAN: (raising voice) Who sticky note bombed my cubicle? Anybody? It is VANDALISM, and I will not rest until the culprit is found!

(MAN walks back. His back is covered in sticky notes, and one says “BALDING AND ANNOYING.” APRIL pulls on a string from the ceiling, and sticky notes fall and bury MAN in his cubicle.)

MAN: (screams)

APRIL: It gets me through the workday. Whatever keeps you together, right?

LOGO: Staples


TAG: Whatever keeps you together
 

"CONTRABAND HIDING SPOTS" (60s)

(SCENE: APRIL LUDGATE faces camera.)

APRIL: I got a new boring job, but Staples helps keep my workday interesting on the down low. ‘Cause when was the last time you had to hide something from your boss?

(APRIL shoves a possum in a filing cabinet, chicks in a briefcase, and her  gum in the Anarchist's cookbook, which is full of bang snaps. BOSS opens office door. APRIL pretends nothing is wrong.)

BOSS: (Jovially) Hey what's crackin', April?

APRIL: (fakely) Just doing some totally awesome office work by opening and closing my filing cabinet. It definitely doesn’t have a possum in it.

BOSS: That's GREAT! Keep it up and you’ll be a middle manager too one day.

APRIL: (sarcastically) Yay…

(Cut to APRIL next to filing cabinet and briefcase.)

APRIL: (to camera) If I had to get rid of the possum I would stage a mutiny. Whatever keeps you together, right?

(Filing cabinet opens and possum hisses. APRIL slams it shut.)

LOGO: Staples


TAG: Whatever keeps you together

"D.I.Y. DUEL" (60s)

(SCENE: APRIL LUDGATE faces camera.)

APRIL: I got a new boring job, but a trip to Staples gives me a new lease on the workday. After all, we all have to find a way to entertain ourselves when we're avoiding work.

(Cut to COWORKER entering office. APRIL stands on desk in paper clip chainmail, holding marker and pencil sword. Her desk is decorated with supplies to be a castle.)

COWORKER: Hey April do you have those order intake forms I asked for -

APRIL: You dare trespass upon my fiefdom? Die in combat or lose your honor!

(APRIL tosses COWORKER a matching sword, who immediately leaves.)

APRIL: (screaming) Take the sword and fight me!

(Cut to the first interview shot of APRIL.)

APRIL: I don't regret getting written up for that one. Whatever keeps you together, right?

LOGO: Staples


TAG: Whatever keeps you together.
 

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