It Starts On The Page: Read The Pilot Script For ‘Schmigadoon!’

Cinco Paul The idea was to create a series that was both a parody and tribute to the music of the Golden Age of the 1940s and 50s. with your writing partner Ken Dauriomade two Schmigadoon! In the form of a musical comedy with inside jokes about the theater and a talented ensemble of singers. Paul also wrote the original music for the series, taking inspiration from such musicals as Oklahoma!, Sound of Music And music, The series premiered in July 2021 and has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.

The pilot episode, “Pudin”, is the latest installment of? it starts on the page, Deadline’s annual series that highlights the scripts that serve as the creative backbone of the buzzy shows that will define TV awards season. All scripts in our series are being submitted for consideration at the Emmy Awards this year and have been selected by Deadline using criteria that include critical acclaim, choosing from a wide range of networks and platforms, and established and lesser-known shows. Contains a mixture of

The series follows Melissa and Josh, played by Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key, two doctors who go on a backpacking trip to save their relationship. When they get lost, they find themselves in the magical town of Schmigadoon, where they become trapped in a musical until they find true love.

“Pudin,” written by Paul and Daurio and directed by Barry Sonnenfield, begins with Melissa and Josh meeting at a vending machine in the hospital where they both work. The spark flies and the two begin a relationship, but scenes from later years show that the spark is slowly dying. In an effort to mend the relationship, the two decide to go on a romantic hike.

Paul’s original song “Corn Pudin” is also featured in the episode as Melissa and Josh eventually confront the townspeople, who become the “Quasi New Main Street Singers”.

“Corn pudding, what is that?” Melissa asks. “What? You wanna tell me you’ve never heard of corn pudding?” One of the townspeople, Betsy, answers.

“Oh no, it’s a song,” Josh tells Melissa. “You just started another song!”

Click below to read the pilot script and “Corn Pudin” score: