Red Hot Chili Peppers – Throw Away Your Television

(Let’s update it to cellphones!)

Throw Away Your Television Cover

Throw Away Your Television

 

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

INT. STAGE

From Extreme Close-Up on Flea’s BASS we slowly fall back…

Chad on his DRUMS brought into frame…

As are John and Anthony… (Continue slow fall back)

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Throw away your television

Time to make this clean decision

Master waits for its collision now

It’s a repeat

of a story told

Simultaneous with the FUNKY STRINGS COMING IN the whole image/frame starts to become static… (Only during STRINGS. Flickers back and forth from normal image. Still pulling back)

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

It’s a repeat

and it’s getting old

The fall back transports us through and out the screen of a television set…

And over the shoulder of a guy who has his face mere inches from the tube as he screams at it while hitting its sides… (Fluid nonstop camera floats around the back of the guy with a 180 as he tries to get a clear picture of the Chili Peppers performance)

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Throw away your television

Make a break

big intermission

Recreate

your supervision now

Finishing up the 180 we start to push back into the TV screen…

And encircle the band… (Jumping in and out of static with FUNKY STRINGS)

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

It’s a repeat

of a story told

It’s a repeat

and it’s getting old

Transmission starts to screw up even more but only on the Chili peppers and their instruments as they contort into squiggly lines… (Another 360 encircle)

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Renegades

with fancy gauges

Slay the plague

for it’s contagious

Pull the plug

and take the stages

Extreme Close-Up, Anthony’s head, as well as the others in back are clear and SuperImposed, their bodies and instruments still squiggly and now movin’ to the MUSIC.

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Throw away your television

Now

Oui… Oui… Oui…

The whole image becomes crystal clear…!

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Throw away your television

Take the noose

off your ambition

Reinvent your intuition

Now

But is short-lived as the reception becomes worse than ever, the Chili Peppers heads poppin’ up every now and then in the mess of waves that we seem to be riding through in this transmission hell…

LYRICS

(Anthony singing) disease

It’s a repeat

of a story told

It’s a repeat

and it’s getting old

Guy’s hand comes SLAMMING down atop the television set.

He snatches it up and heads for his open window… (Track on TV and guy’s hands/body. Ironically picture is clear at this point)

From back of guy, he holds it above his head and throws it out the window…

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Renegades

with fancy gauges

Slay the plague

for it’s contagious

Pull the plug

and take the stages

Throw away your television

Now

DURING INSTRUMENTAL SECTION we start from Extreme Wide of guy’s house atop a steep hill (looks almost cartoonish) with TV tumbling down.

Zooming in on the TV, picture steady, right-side-up while the actual television set tumbles on and on…

Enter screen and cover the band rockin’ out…

Extreme Close-Up on Flea’s bass…

MATCH CUT:

From Extreme Close-Up on TV fall back as it tumbles down toward us…

Camera stops when TV stops, screen facing up/camera above it, picture still clear.

Screen slowly starts to crack like ice here and there…

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

Throw away your television

Salivate to repetition

Alleviate this skill condition

Now

Camera starts to slowly float down and out in front of TV while the Chili Peppers hologram-like images start to project up from the cracked television screen…

LYRICS

(Anthony singing)

II’s a repeat (X5)

Transmission of holographic images start to go out and as it leaves a small explosion occurs within the TV, small mushroom cloud of smoke rising up…

FADE OUT:

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