I love original scripts, especially signed ones! This was my very first one that I picked up at auction. The autographs were signed to "Kelly" so I figured it had a better chance of being authentic. All of the signature's looked to be signed in black sharpie and have consistent bleed through the paper. I was worried that this was possibly a reproduction that the seller was unaware of. There's also a very faint yellow haze on the backside around the marker bleed which I believe is from the aging of the maker and paper. The neat thing about this one is "Kelly" had the cast sign on corresponding pages where their lines are rather than on the cover. There are a total of 10 signatures which include the 6 main cast members, the writer, Roxanne (Puzo), Sticky the Clown (Hewlett), and stuntman Frank Lloyd.
It's a great script from a classic episode that highlight's Bud's 18th B-Day. I am curious about the lines R. Hewlett had and why they were left out on the fly since this is a final Draft with no revisions. Looks like he had more to say in the script than he he actually did.
I wanted to share my newest addition. I was browsing Ebay and came across this lot of MWC Scripts. They looked original and showed signs of age which is what I look for. I didn't want to end up with a photocopied version you see for $8. Anyways I didn't pay too much attention to the titles I just knew there was 3 MWC and 1 Friends script. The seller noted some of the scripts had hand written notes in them. Either way I wanted them so I hit the BIN. The scripts arrive and to my surprise all 3 MWC scripts are from the same episode" God help ye Merry Bundymen". There's a Blue-Table Draft, a Pink-Revised Table Draft, and a Yellow-Final Draft.
On the Blue-Table Draft the name Jacqui Hyland is written on top. On the first page the time is circled. The cast page has also not been completely filled out. The backside has some names and contact numbers.
On the Pink-Revised Table Draft The name Jacqui Hyland appears as "Large Customer" in a now filled out cast list. Page 31 is Hi-lighted for Jacqui's line along with a notation "Do not throw so hard".
On the Yellow-Final Draft A full set of hand-written notes cover page 33. It looks to me as if the actress was drawing inspiration for her part.
Here's a cast signed script on the cover to a fellow named Jeremy. All signatures look spot on. The seller actually worked on the set for a few years and obtained the script somehow. Again on these type of items I go with my instincts/gut as most of this stuff has been sitting around for 20+ years. I will note the cover on this script is white, not yellow like the one above or the one on the very bottom. I believe Final Draft scripts had a yellow jacket and when they were revised they kept it white. This may have been used to not mix the scripts up after the revisions, just a theory.
This is a single signed script by David Faustino. One of the best episodes in my opinion. He added "Fellow Virgin" for the fellow Mike he signed it for. Also the pages that are revised in the script look like a heavier type. I have noticed this in the two revised scripts I own. You can see the difference in the photos of each page.
Here's an unsigned script from an episode that was actually supposed to be a spin-off. The episode casted a very young Eric Dane and Keri Russell. I believe it was also David Garrison's final guest appearance as "Dean Rhoades" on the show.