First scene: Pharoh’s palace.
P: Cupbearer! Bring my fortified grape squash at once!
C: (rushes in with drink, bows to floor nearly spilling juice) Your juice, most excellent Pharoh.
P: (impatient) Come on, stop that ridiculous bowing and taste my drink.
C: (drinks juice, pauses, feels forehead), I’m still alive. Your drink is poison free, your majesty.
P: (drinks juice and spits it out) How many sugars did you use?
C: (worried) Only five…
P: I wanted six! Guards, lock him up.
Next scene: also in the palace
P: I’m hungry, bring the breadmaker
B: Here’s your finest Egyptian bread, freshly made 1000 years ago.
P: (spits bread out) You imbecile, this is horrible. Your know I like my bread matured for at least 1500 years.
B Are you goin to lock me up too?
P: Hmmm… maybe… Of course I am! Guards!
Next scene: at the prison
B: Hey, Cupbearer, it’s that Joseph, the Hebrew guy who was locked up and now runs this prison.
J: You two have been here for ages. You should be happy. What’s wrong?
C: We both had dreams last night. They must mean something, but Breadmaker here can’t figure mine out, and I can’t figure out his.
J: That’s because it’s God who interprets dreams. Tell me your dreams.
(voice over for stop-frame animation done by taking pictures as they draw the scenery of the vine growing grapes)
C: I saw a vine. It had three branches. They budded, blossomed and grapes grew. I picked them, squeezed them into Pharoh’s cup and gave it to him.
J: It means you will get your job back. Please tell him about me when you’re free. I just hate working being stuck in prison.
B: (big smile) Don’t worry about that, I’ll pass on the info when he lets me go. Go on, tell me what good news my dream foretells. In my dream, I was carrying these three baskets full of croissants on my head, but birds kept eating out of them.
J: Pharoh’s going to cut off your head in three days. I’m afraid those birds aren’t going to be eating croissants, they’ll be eating your flesh.
B: (runs from the room, screaming).
Last scene: back in the palace, four days later
Random person: Well done, cupbearer, Pharoh obviously like the wine you gave him for his birthday.
C: Yes, thanks, I got the number of sugars just right.
R: What about Joseph?
C: Who’s Joseph?