Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (2020) s01e02 Episode Script

Atlantic City

1 Whoo-ooh-ooh-ooh Whoo-ooh-ooh-ooh Whoo-ooh-ooh-ooh Ow! Ow! Holy fuck! Oh, there's some clingers.
I wanna sex you up All night You make me feel good Oh, yeah.
Beautiful, big, baby boy.
Okay, here we go.
Come on.
There she goes.
"Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
" The sequel to end all sequels.
All right, fellas.
Let's Nora? I'm naked! Don't come in! I'm naked.
She's naked.
Don't come in.
Good morning! Your hair! Oh, you like it? Yeah.
I asked the hairdresser, I said I wanted to look like Eminem.
You succeeded.
It looks awesome.
Thank you.
You want to go to Atlantic City with me today? We have an extra ticket because my friend Shu Shu got hit by a Citibike.
Oh, no.
Oh, shattered her pelvis.
It's multiple fragments, some of them as small as a mouse tooth.
Anyway, we don't want to let her bus ticket go to waste.
Wanna go? You know, I I have a lot of things to be doing today.
And I'm just gonna tie up some bells and whistles and some mends and looses and things like that Okay, I understand.
It's just that Shu Shu, my best best friend from way back, do you know what she says? "I wish I had a granddaughter like yours.
"She's so well-behaved and so beautiful.
And she always does everything for her grandmother.
" And now she is paralyzed from the waist down and up and all around.
And she could really use some good news, like her bus ticket not going to waste.
Because it's such a shame to waste money.
But Grandma understands.
Oh, Shu Shu All right, Grandma, I'll go with you to Atlantic City! Okay, see you downstairs.
And don't embarrass me.
My sweet baby angels I'm so sorry.
Grandma, is this the bus? Atlantic City, baby! Let me guess, no AC and no seat belts, windows are sealed shut.
Looks like he's dead already.
This is my granddaughter, Nora.
Oh, Nora, you find a seat over there.
I can't I can't sit with you guys? Oh, you are small.
You can make your own seat.
Excuse, um, can I? Oh.
Oh, that's his seat? Sorry.
Sir, do you mind if I? Excuse me.
All right.
"Hostel 2"? Oh, Toto, not in Queens anymore.
Bye, Toto.
The dog's name is Yao Ming! 'Kay.
We're here, Nora.
I've been trying to get him up.
Look at this, look.
Sir! Sir! Sir! Watch this.
Wake up! Your China wife is here! They all cheat, you scumbag.
What is this? Free money.
It's a $60 voucher to gamble, if you want.
What? Everybody on the bus gets a $60 voucher to go to Atlantic City.
No way.
This is awesome, Grandma! Ha-ha.
Atlantic City! Yeah! Oh, Grandma, this is awesome.
What are we gonna do first? Slots? Roulette? Oh, my God, baccarat.
Video roulette, video poker, vid Video blackjack?! Okay, Nora.
You can sit with us if you want, or you can find your own table if you'd rather have some space.
What? Oh, this is what we do in Atlantic City.
We sit in the food court and we watch K-dramas all day.
Then we turn in our vouchers for cash.
You're gonna come all the way to Atlantic City and not gamble? You could be doubling your money, Grandma.
The house never wins.
That is wrong.
I can't believe you guys come here and just sit here when there is a million fun things to do out there.
It's a whole world.
We have craps, slot machines, Parcheesi tables.
This is awesome! And you guys just sit here the whole time? Oh, yes.
Except one time we all pooled our money to get a male prostitute for Helen as a joke.
They had lunch together, maybe some light fingering.
But otherwise we just keep the money.
I'm not I'm not I'm not doing it like this, all right? I-I-I I wanna do Atlantic City my way.
Okay, have fun.
If you get hungry, we'll be here.
I'm not gonna want Sbarro's.
Well, we brought our own food, too.
We don't need Sbarro.
Helen, proud of you, girl.
Oh-ho, yeah! Oh, I love gambling.
This is awesome.
Honey, that's just chump change.
The real action's at the table.
You know, I don't know how to play those games.
So I figured I'd start small, graduate to the big tables, you know? You come to Atlantic City to be a pussy? Get out there! Conquer! Hit the tables! Say, can I borrow $1,000? Oh, I'm sorry, I don't have that kind of money on me, but Well, how about 300? 300? All I got is $5 on a Best Buy gift card.
Well, you've gotta share the wealth.
Let me have something! Just gotta saddle up to you here, buddy.
Ow Blackjack? Why not call it blackjill, right? 'Cause of women.
Hey, oh, wow.
Can I get you something to drink? Oh, that's all right.
I just got lost in there.
Somewhere in the deep blues.
Are they green or are they blue? Thanks.
Yeah, okay.
Can I can I get you a drink? Yes, yes, um, how much is a Mountain Dew tequila? Everything's free.
Was that what, really? Yeah, as long as you're playing, everything's free.
Then I will be playin', right? Mountain Dew tequila.
And if you want one You know, I'm good.
You wanna hit or stay? What what is that? What does that What does that mean? Hit means you want another card.
Stay means you don't.
21 is the objective of the game.
You wanna get to 21 Okay.
Without going over.
So so the object here then being get to 21, stay there, live there, breathe there, die there.
21's a winner.
22?No good.
All right! All right, let's go get our table.
Oh, no.
It's the Koreans.
Should we just sit somewhere else? Ah, but we need the outlets, and that's the only one.
Let's go talk to them.
Oh, excuse me.
My friends and I are sitting over there, but unfortunately there's no outlet.
Only this one.
Would it be okay if we shared yours? Oh, I'm sorry.
I was just about to plug in my iPad.
Well, what percentage are you at? I don't like to be under 100.
Well we will let you know when you can come back.
Okay, how 'bout we check back in 15 minutes? I said we will let you know.
Wow! Eights for the Asian girl.
I guess I'm gonna split those up.
You wanna split those eights? I wanna split those eights.
Those are the best split in the house.
Oh, thank you.
They call me Kristi Yamaguchi.
Wanna hit? Mm hit that one.
And hit that one, thank you.
21! 21! 21 and a what? Hit that up.
Hit it up.
21! For a total of 43 42.
Go, blackjack, yeah! You know what? That is Sadie's first semester at Colgate.
And that is your first semester on an Alaskan cruise ship of your choice because I want you to love you.
And tell Sadie she better stay off Twitter.
By the way, this color on you is just like a great green.
Blackjack! Whoo! Oh, you know, what happens in AC doesn't have to leave AC.
If you're busy later, I mean all you girls My husband thinks I'm a virgin.
Are you a virgin? Hell no! Blackjack! Yeah! You know what, and that's why I'm gonna pledge that to SAE.
Yeah! In the back.
21! Blackjack! Blackjack! Yeah! You guys are hot.
How are you doing this? It's like Number Bumble.
You ever play Number Bumble? It's a game I play on my iPad, too.
It's basically you assign a plus or minus to each of the cards.
As the cards get dealt around, you see, you take note of the deck and then you realize which cards are gonna come out based on those number systems that you assigned.
It's like Number Bumble.
Like a Millennial version of counting cards? Just a normal version of counting cards.
Better watch what you say, you know? What? What's wrong with that? Homestretch.
Oh, yeah! Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, excuse me.
Excuse me! Oh, what? I need you to come with me, ma'am.
We need you to leave, ma'am.
Counting cards is illegal, as is taking selfies at a table, as is not having shoes on.
Hey, wait.
I'll make you a deal.
Make you a deal.
It's Atlantic City.
I'll make you a deal.
I'm gonna put my shoes on real quick so I have my shoes when Okay, all right? All right, you good with that? I love you, girl.
Everyone meet me on the boardwalk! Oh, no! That's it.
Grandma mad.
I'm gonna K-pop her face.
Excuse me, for the kinetic sand bottles, is it $5 per color and if I add? Oh, my God, Melanie.
Ehh? N no.
No, you.
It's Nora.
From high school.
So awkward to see you here.
Melanie, hey! From AP Spanish.
Don't you remember? Sorry, you must be confused.
I don't know who Melanie is.
So why are you running? Melanie! Hey! Oh, Nora! What the fuck, dude? What are you, working on the Atlantic City boardwalk now? Yeah.
I thought you were like a video producer or something.
Oh, I was.
Yeah, I worked for BuzzFeed for a few months, but then I got laid off.
Oh, my God.
Then I worked at Jamie Lynn Spears' production company, but fell down three flights of stairs.
Three flights? Three.
Almost four.
Oh, my I caught myself.
Well, my face caught myself.
And then they thought I was gonna sue them, so I got laid off.
You okay? Oh, and then I did a Snapchat series about a girl that went missing in a small town, but the actress playing the girl that went missing in the small town actually went missing, so we had to shut down production.
I mean, seems like you've been busy, though.
Oh, no.
That was all last year.
You've you've been living in Atlantic City for an entire year? I wouldn't call it living.
A lot has changed since high school, Nora.
Can you buy me something to drink? Yeah.
I haven't had a drink in three days.
Ah Melanie, what happened? Didn't you go to Emerson on a full ride? Yeah, but a BFA only gets you so far in the content game.
So, after the last time I got laid off, I just gave up and came here.
If I do two braids and two sand bottles a week, I can afford a funnel cake and a bunk at the hostel.
But why Atlantic City? Because it's a lot cheaper than New York.
And what am I supposed to do? Go home and live with my parents? I failed.
I deserve to live in the most depressing place in the world.
Atlantic City is not depressing.
No, it's not.
There's an ocean.
I saw a laser tag sign.
Look, I know what you're trying to do.
You're trying to find a positive.
My life sucks.
Melanie, you can't let a few road bumps force you into exile, all right? I am a loser.
I do live with my parents.
You've lost more jobs than I've ever had.
And and if I can make it work, you can make it work, anyone can make it work.
You you should just come back to the city.
There's a bus.
It's leaving tonight.
You start over.
Thanks, Nora, but I can't.
This is my life now, a sad song of hair and sand.
You can play a different song.
I should go.
My friend Tillie's teaching me how to write someone's name on a grain of rice.
Okay, that's A lot more sanitary than hair stuff.
That's disgusting, Mel.
Nice seeing you, Nora.
Melanie, you left your Look, our iPad is dead.
Just let us use the outlet.
Maybe you all should just read a book.
Then you won't need an outlet.
Don't talk to us Chinese about books, bitch.
We invented paper.
Don't talk to Koreans about charging, bitch.
We invented Samsung.
Then where are all the Galaxies? All I see are iPhones.
That's what I thought.
What do you think you're doing? What I shoulda done this morning! Don't you have a floor to spit on somewhere? Ah, don't mess with me.
I will cut you and I will bite you.
Chinese teeth are harder than Korean teeth.
Really? Yeah.
Kimchi bitches! What up? How's your jerk-off day going? Yo, where you at? I'm in AC with my grandma.
Had to abort the jerk-off sesh.
By the way, guess who I ran into, Melanie from high school.
Damn! How's she doin'? You know we 69'ed once.
What? Although technically it was more of a 96.
We just fell asleep touching butts.
That's gross, dude.
I gotta go.
I gotta meet my Grandma, all right? What are you vaping? What are you vaping right now? So how's Mel lookin'? Good-bye! Grandma.
What happened? We got kicked out.
Two men in suits are carrying me away after I picked a fight with some Korean bitches.
You started an inter-Asian race war in there? Well, yeah, they make good soap operas.
I give them that.
You know I'm half-Korean, right? Well, yeah, girl.
Let's go home.
Look at your arm, bro.
Oh, yeah, my posse and me, we went and beat up some four-foot-six old lady.
Is her arm in a sling? No, her face met with my fist.
What a dumbass.
All right.
Hey where'd you get this from? Melanie! Hey.
You came back.
Yeah, I'm coming back to the city.
Thought about what you said, and you were right.
If you can make it work, literally anyone can.
Like anyone on this bus.
All right.
I have a confession to make.
You dropped this in the bar, and I took it.
Oh, you can keep that.
I am so done with sand.
If you have $5 No.
Thank you.
Love you, Nora.
I love you.
We will watch "Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights.
" "Havana Nights.
" It's "Havana Nights.
" I just need my space.
Who the is Awkwafina?
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