A Better You!!!

Creator: Aaron Goldfarb
Genre: Comedy
Age rating: 17 and older
For decades we've been inundated with infomercials trying to sell us stuff. Workout DVDs, books that "teach" you French in a week, and CDs that show you how to speed read. Who actually buys this crap?! Dallas resident Batch Holt does, in an attempt to become...a better you.
Synopsis: For decades we've been inundated with infomercials trying to sell us a wide range of "out there" products. Workout DVDs, books that "teach" you French in a week, and CDs that show you how to speed read, memorize huge lists, and do just about anything else. But who actually buys this crap?!

Dallas resident Batch Holt does.

And its ruining the 35-year-old's life as these pitchmen and women don't just appear on his DVD and CD players but everywhere he goes! When he works out, it's meathead Nick Savage (star of "Nick Savage's Savage Workout") instructing him how to do each and every crunch. When he cooks, it's brash Franco-Canadian Chef Chaz ordering him to stuff a chicken, serve a Camembert cheese, and pair it was a pricey Chenin Blanc wine. When he prays, it's muscle-bound Rabbi Ripped—dressed in his typical outfit of tank top, shorts, and sneakers but with a yarmulke and tallit—pleading with him: "Why isn't God talking to you? Why?!! Because God doesn't have time for fat and lazy losers!" And, when Batch meets the beautiful Natalie "Nat" Dykstra, it's nerdy dating guru Darryl Godoo imploring him to "Never look away from your subject. Good eye contact denotes confidence. And that's sexy!" And, you don't even want to hear DVD "make-love-ologist" Mary Marie's instructions to Batch on how he should have sex with Nat.

Formerly a fat, schlubby kid with no confidence, Batch has since strived toward becoming a better man, if not, the THE perfect man. But he chooses to "improve" himself through the most facile of ways: obsessively using infomercial-style self-help programs to guide his life, if not control it, virtually devoiding himself of a natural personality.

It's not until he meets the hard drinking slacker and frequent beauty contest loser Nat—hardly perfect herself—and rectifies his stormy relationship with his father Harry—a philandering motivational speaker—that Batch comes to understand that it takes more than 6-pack abs, super speed-reading abilities, and the DVD advice of a geeky dating guru to become A BETTER YOU.

Aaron Goldfarb
aaron@aarongoldfarb.com

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