High Fidelity (2020) s01e09 Episode Script

Fun Rob

1 [SIGHS.]
Ever have one of those days you wish never even started? [FUNKY SOUL MUSIC PLAYING.]
Don't start Ladies and gentlemen, she has arrived.
You know what, Rob? You're already enough of an asshole without all the sarcasm.
I personally advise against it.
Well, I would advise not showing up three hours late and then talkin' smack to your employer.
Ooh, talkin' smack, Robyn? I bet you feel extra black today.
This bitch.
Hey, you created this monster.
Now we're all just dealing with it together.
- Yo, Cherise.
- Yes, madam.
If you're late one more time, you're fired.
What? [SIGHS.]
- Ready to close up? - Yeah.
She still mad? Are you still mad? I was never mad.
I'm fuckin' fine, dude.
Um so, Blake and I are gonna go to DeSalle's later.
See Demon Dolphin.
There's tickets left if you wanna come? No.
I'm good, thank you.
Well, you wanna go for a drink before? Uh, no.
Not really.
Yo, you know what I miss? Fun Rob.
Fun Rob went to shows.
Fun Rob went out for drinks.
Fun Rob was fun.
This Rob, this new Rob, the fucking worst.
Do you wanna come to the show, Fun Cherise? Ah, nah, I got plans, but I could definitely get a drink with you, though.
Come on, Rob, just one drink.
You can't just go out for one drink? Fine.
Fun Rob.
MAN: Just call me when you get there, all right? WOMAN: I'll be all right.
I'm fuckin' fun.
I've just been thinking about life, you know what I mean? And it's just [SIGHS.]
It's so fuckin' intense, man.
It's like, at what point do you stop looking forward and start looking backwards? - You motherfucker! - Shit.
Oh, fuck, I forgot.
- Don't.
- SIMON: No, it's fuck, it's today.
Here's my thing.
At what point did young Elvis become old Elvis? You know what I'm saying? It's Rob's fuckin' birthday! Oh, shit.
Wait a Okay, so maybe my birthday has a teeny-tiny little bit to do with it.
You was going to not tell us and have us sittin' here looking like assholes? - What was the plan? - No.
I am under no social obligation to make a big deal out of my stupid fuckin' birthday, okay? Yeah, but we are.
Come on, man.
If you'd have told me ahead of time, I could maybe cancel my shit.
You guys, chill.
I'm good.
I have plans.
- What are your plans? - SIMON: Do tell.
I'm gonna buy an expensive-ish bottle of champagne and then I'm gonna order a shit ton of Indian food.
And then I'm finally gonna start watching The Sopranos.
And yet again, we're still talking about The Sopranos.
Like, just watch the shit! - I'm just - Okay, okay, okay, here's to The Notorious R-O-B.
And to your date with Tony Soprano.
- Yes.
- L'Chaim.
Happy birthday to my bootiful baby girl! Hi, Mom.
Everyone, say happy birthday to Rob.
Jesus, Mom, I'm in the tub.
ALL: Happy birthday, Rob.
Hi, everyone.
So, what are your big plans? I'm having a very age-appropriate night in.
I want you to go out and have fun.
This is fun.
That's why I'm choosing to do it.
Have you heard from, have you heard from your brother? Yeah, I just heard him and Nikki were going on something called a "baby moon.
" Yes! Is that not adorable? - I hung up on him.
- Robyn.
What? Hey, hey, I have an idea.
- ROB: Hmm.
- Why don't you get on Metro-North and just come to our party? Definitely not.
Okay, okay.
So you're just gonna stay in? Yes.
I'm gonna stay in.
I'm gonna eat just Indian food.
I'm gonna watch The Sopranos.
Hey, happy birthday, Rob.
Hi, Uncle Marty.
Yes, Sopranos.
Uh where are you? I don't see you.
What's that? A toilet? Yep, it's a toilet.
So, The Sopranos, huh? How about when Big Pussy turns rat and Tony fuckin' whacks him? Yeah, I haven't gotten there yet.
I'm on the first episode.
You don't watch The Sopranos? - ROB: I'm, I'm starting - All right, look, look, Mom, Mom says for you to go out and have some fun.
All right.
Sounds good.
Fun! Love you, Rob.
Happy birthday.
All right, love you, too! All right, get out of the house, get out of the tub, get out of the house, smoke a little pot, have a little sex Mom! I love you so much.
- I wish you were here.
- ROB: All right.
- Bye, sweetie.
- ROB: Okay, love you, too.
- Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye.
- Happy birthday.
I would obviously never tell her this, but there might be an ever-so-slight possibility that my mother is right.
Simon's on a date.
Cherise is somewhere.
Pretty sure Clyde hates me.
So who wants to party? Yo! What up, homie! It's Rob.
Ro Robyn.
Hey, Tim, what's up? It's Rob.
From camp.
What up, Brian? I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna, oi So yeah, um, it's my birthday and It's my birthday So it's my birthday, and I'm thinkin' we go out to Yeah, tonight.
As in, tonight.
Yeah, as in, as in now.
Uh, no, this is not a booty call.
It's 9:30.
Cool, when'd you, uh, when'd you get married? Although I might be calling you later because it's my birthday, and I might get crazy! Oh, shit! Portland, huh? Oh, uh, ketamine? Oh, shit, were you sleeping? Mushrooms? Uh yeah.
Yeah, I'd be down to, I'd be down to buy some mushrooms.
- Don't pick up, don't pick up - GIRL: Hello.
- Hey, Tanya.
- TANYA: Is that you, Robyn? - It's Rob.
- Shut up! - Yeah, I know, I know.
- It's really me.
Oh, my God! Robyn! - How are you doing? - I know.
- Well, it's my birthday.
- Shut up.
And I was just wondering if you wanted to Let's go out.
Are you here? Let's go out.
- Uh, cool.
- We'll go to my bar! Where is that again? So, you know when you get a bag of chips, those bits at the bottom that you eat as a last resort when all the good chips are gone? Happy birthday, biotch! Welcome to the bottom of the chip bag.
I'm so happy you called.
I missed you so much.
Tanya was my first roommate in the city.
We met on Craigslist, so you get it.
Okay, - Birthday Girl does not wait in line.
- Oh.
Just 'cause mama had a baby does not mean she can't still bring the VIP partay.
Wait, you had a baby? Hey, I have another friend who's coming.
Do you, do you think he'll be able to get in? Oh, my God, totes.
Have him say Tanya at the door.
Thank you.
So you come here a lot? It's my spot.
Well, not recently.
I haven't left the house in months.
Oh! We're gonna fucking rage tonight, babe! Yeah.
Fun Rob! So tell me everything.
Who are you seeing, ignoring, fucking? Seriously, how have you been? How have I been? My life's a fuckin' disast Good! Really, really, really good.
How are you? Yeah.
Yeah, my life's really glamorous.
I breast feed, I breast pump, I breast feed, I breast pump, I breast I'm gonna just stop and talk about Tanya's tits for a second.
When I knew Tanya before, she they weren't like that.
Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool.
- Hey, real talk.
- Yeah.
How do I look? You look amazing.
- For real? - Yeah.
Your tits are like Enormous.
I know, they're enormous.
Tig ol' bitties.
I had to lay flat on the bed while my husband zipped me up.
Being a woman is bullshit.
- Oh, my God.
- What? What? What? What's happening? What's going on? It's this guy.
We hooked up like a million years ago, and he was totally obsessed with me.
- Oh, shit.
- Awful.
God, he looks so crusty.
- He's there now? - Don't turn around.
Don't turn around! I'm gonna turn around just a little bit.
I'll be chill.
I'll be chill.
- MAN: Hey, Rob.
- Oh, shit, Squid? You know that guy? Yeah, he's my friend.
He came to meet us here.
- Seriously? - Yeah.
Squid used to be in this amazing, shitty punk band back in the day.
He tried to hit on me at a show.
I was like, nah.
We've been buds ever since.
- You guys hooked up? - Yeah.
- Way back.
- SQUID: Birthday girl! Hey, buddy, how you doing? I'm okay.
I'm okay.
Hey, nice to meet you.
I'm Squid.
You look familiar.
So, another trip around the sun, huh? Yup, yup, you know? It's a, it's a wild ride, my dude.
Okay, I'm gonna go check on the table! Hey, was it me or was I gettin' like a vibe from your friend? - There's a vibe, for sure - [CELL PHONE BUZZING.]
- Oh, one second.
- Am I crazy or I feel like No, there's a vibe.
There's totally a vibe.
Hey, good vibe? - A vibe.
Uh, just one second.
- Okay.
Hey, what's up? CLYDE [ON PHONE.]
: Hey! I was actually, I'm just calling 'cause I, I wanted to see, um, if you want to like, meet up and get a drink or just uh, talk 'cause I felt, uh, bad, about how I left the other night - [SHOUTS.]
What? - [SHOUTS.]
I felt, I felt bad about how we left it the other night.
Oh, yeah.
Me, too.
Me, too.
Uh, are you, are you busy? Uh, no, I'm just, I'm grabbing some birthday drinks with some friends, so Oh, shit, um Yeah, hey, happy birthday.
That's great.
Thank you.
Are you having fun? Tons.
CLYDE: Yeah, cool.
That's Yeah, that's sick.
Uh, I Sorry.
What am I doing? It's your birthday.
Go, go have fun.
I, I'll catch you later.
No, no, no, no, no, let's, let's grab a drink.
Let's hang out.
I'm not gonna stay here very long, so - Yeah, cool.
All right, yeah.
- Okay, cool.
- CLYDE: Um, I'm in your hood.
- What? I feel like an idiot yelling.
I'm, uh, I'm in your hood.
I'm gonna be at the gym for, like, another hour so Okay, cool.
I'll text you when I leave here.
Stay in the hood.
Yeah, great.
- All right, cool.
- CLYDE: Later.
The fuck? Dude.
All right.
Hey, guys! How we doing? BOTH: Great! - WAITRESS: Here you go, guys.
- Birthday shots! Oh, birthday shots! Hey, none for me.
None for me.
- No, you have to.
- Come on.
- Birthday shots.
They're fun.
- SQUID: I'm three years sober.
No, I'm actually three years sober next month.
- That's great.
- That's awesome, man.
Good for you.
It is great.
Thank you.
You know, now I can remember where I was every night or who I was with.
You know, when I was drinking, I made a lot of bad decisions.
- TANYA/ROB: What? - I made a lot of bad decisions when I was drinking.
TANYA: Cheers! Here's to good old friends.
And a little for the homies.
Aah! Oh, my God, you guys.
This is my baby Asher who has fallen asleep with her mouth open right under her daddy's hairy-assed nipple! Doesn't it totally look like she's breast-feeding? Totally.
Oh, my God, that is hilarious.
All right, here is a PSA for everyone that has kids.
No one cares.
Squid! What's up, man? How you livin'? How you doin'? Well, you know, thank you for asking that, actually.
For a long time, it wasn't good at all.
It wasn't good.
I'm sorry to hear that.
Have you ever heard of this program called Alcoholics Anonymous? Yeah.
I'm in that program now.
You guys, this is a video of my baby Asher and her first day in the snow.
Babies! Babies! - Aw, man, it's super - Cute! - This is the best part.
- Oh, yeah.
Can you see what she's doing? She's shitting her pants.
Babies shittin' in the snow! TANYA: She shits all the time.
Seriously, it's the worst.
Happy birthday Oh, God, you guys.
Aw, all right.
Happy birthday to you [LAUGHTER.]
Happy birthday, dear Jessica Happy birthday, Jessica.
You're the winner.
Best birthday ever.
WOMAN: Best birthday ever! [WOMEN CHEERING.]
Happy birthday to you You don't have to do that.
It's fine.
- Happy birthday to you - You don't have to do that.
Happy birthday, dear Rob Happy birthday to you Whoo! Thirty! You're 30! Thirty! Fuckin' Fun Rob's fuckin' 30.
This is your 30th birthday? - Yes.
- With just us? - Yeah.
- There should be more people here! No, yeah, I, I get it.
I get it too.
I get it.
Later, Tanya.
- 'Sup, Squid.
- See ya.
- MAN: Happy birthday.
- Yup.
- CHERISE: Here you go.
Thank you.
- MAN: Thank you.
These bitches want Nikes They looking for a check Tell 'em it ain't likely Said she need a ring like Carmelo [CELL PHONE RINGING.]
- Hello.
: Oh, hey.
MAC: I thought I was gonna get your voicemail.
Oh, I can, uh, hang up if you want.
You can call back.
I just, uh, just wanted to say happy birthday.
Thank you.
MAC: Where are you? Uh just on my way home.
MAC: Oh, really? I thought you'd be at a gig or something.
Ah, man, I'm, uh, too old for that shit now.
MAC: Mm-hmm.
Do you, uh do you wanna hang out at the Allied for a bit? What, is Lily out of town or something? MAC: Actually, yeah, she is.
- Oh - MAC: No, nothing weird, I just Just Let me buy you a birthday drink.
- Okay.
- MAC: Yeah? - Yeah.
- MAC: Okay.
- I'll be there in half an hour.
- Okay.
See you soon.
- How's it going? - It's good.
What, uh what you got there? Pepperoni, crushed reds.
I got you.
Shall we? We shall.
- Mmm! - MAC: Mm-mm-mm.
I've been waiting for this moment since I've been back.
- Oh, yeah? - Mm-hmm? New York pizza, man.
The best.
What is this, Juliana's? What, you think I'm gonna buy Grimaldi's? Out of respect for the birthday girl, yes.
Come on, man.
You're lucky you got anything at all.
You know what this moment's missing? Hmm? [THE ROOTS YOU GOT ME PLAYING ON SPEAKERS.]
If you were worried 'bout where I been or who I saw or - ROB: Hmm.
- MAC: Mm-hmm.
What club I went to with my homies Baby, don't worry, you know that you got me If you were worried 'bout where I been or who I saw or What club I went to with my homies Baby, don't worry, you know that you got me Somebody told me that this planet was small We used to live in the same building On the same floor and never met before Until I'm overseas on tour So how's the wedding planning? It's a lot.
Lily's like Well, you met her.
She goes with the flow like she's getting paid for it.
She is a cheerful little stone in a roaring river.
For sure.
But still, you know, there's all this stuff.
There's all this stuff that everybody wants to be just perfect and - Jesus.
- Yeah.
And how does that make you feel? [ROB GIGGLES.]
Uhh Truth? Truth.
A little nervy, if I'm honest.
That's that's normal, right? To get cold feet? I didn't.
Not with you.
Um You know, I think what's really freaking me out is, what if I fuck it up again? What if I drive her away and misread her feelings and then bail out again when it gets too hard? Ahh! I can trust you? Is you crazy? You my king for real But sometimes relationships get ill No doubt If you were worried 'bout where I been or who I saw or It wasn't your fault, Mac.
I slept with someone else while we were together.
What? When? When? The night we got engaged.
Ohh! Jesus fuckin' Christ, Rob.
Um Jesus fuckin' Christ.
Mac, can we just talk for MAC: Rob, please.
Just leave me alone, all right.
- Mac, wait.
Just stop! - What? Just stop for a second.
What? Look, it was a one-time thing, all right? - A one-time thing! - I was freaking out.
Rob, you fucked someone else the night we got engaged.
You fuckin' slept with someone else.
Do you know how crazy that is? - I know that it's fucked up.
I was - Have you lost your mind? I was fucked up.
Do you know how fuckin' selfish you've gotta be to do that the night we fuckin' got engaged, Rob.
You slept with someone else.
I wasn't ready.
I wasn't fucking ready! You're telling me this now.
You're telling me this now.
Rob, I'm getting fucking married in about two weeks! Yeah, I know you're getting fucking married! Rob, you are one of the most selfish fucking people I have ever met, I swear to fucking God, I That whole time.
That whole fuckin' time you just left me spinning out on my own like I was fuckin' going crazy.
I thought you'd fallen out of love with me, Rob.
I thought you'd fallen out of love with me.
I didn't know what the fuck had happened.
That whole time.
I was, I was trying to think about what the fuck I'd done wrong.
You didn't do anything wrong Yes, I know I didn't fuckin' do anything wrong.
You did.
You fucked someone else.
No me, all right? - [ROB CRYING.]
- It was you You know, Rob, I I can't right now.
I, I'm I can't right now.
All right, hear me out.
Did I cheat on Mac? Yes.
Did I crawl into bed with him afterwards? Yes.
Did I get engaged thinking it would erase everything? [SIGHS.]
I pushed him away and pushed him away and pushed him away, until he had no choice but to go away.
I'm a fuckin' asshole.
Oh! Fun Rob! - Hey! - Hi, buddy.
Hi this is Blake.
Hi, Blake.
I'm Rob.
I'm Fun Rob.
Oh, my God, am I finally meeting the infamous Rob? You drinking alone? Oh, no.
I had a, I just had a friend here, but they left.
But we had a really good time.
Do you mind if I buy you a birthday drink? Yes, you can, Blakey.
Can I call you Blakey? Yes, you can call me Blakey.
- Oh, he's so cute.
- Yeah.
Are you okay? Yeah, I'm good.
Hey, question.
Did you know that Cherise is working as a coat check girl in the city? - You mean, the hotel thing? - Yes! Yeah, she's been doing that for a few weeks.
I didn't know.
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
- BLAKE: Mm-hmm.
- To - Birthday! - fun Rob, dirty 30.
To fun Rob, dirty 30.
Infamous Rob.
Best birthday ever! [SIGHS.]
Mac used to look at this photo and tell me I looked like a sweet kid.
I'm sorry, sweet kid.
You didn't know what was coming.
You didn't know that I was gonna turn you into this.
Oh, come on.
: Hey, it's, uh, Clyde.
I texted you a little while ago, but I didn't hear back.
So I guess I'm gonna head out.
But it's, um your birthday for a while, so happy birthday, Rob.
Hey, thanks for answering.
Um, look, I'm sorry, I know it's late and stuff, but, um, I locked myself out, and I was just wondering if you still had a set of my keys.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Can't believe you still have my key.
It's lucky for you.
Lucky for me.
Now that it's over I can finally see That all things must change and remain Like I know you do Oh People come and go There is something you should know Please don't explain It's the same refrain Yes, it might be strange Love can get changed
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