Television PSA Transcript — Giant Salvinia

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TPWD-0109 A :30 TV — Salvinia

Invasive Species Campaign

Salvinia Monster TV (:30)

OPEN WITH BEAUTIFUL LAKE SHOT OF A FISHERMAN IN HIS BOAT CASTING HIS REEL. CUT TO SHOT OF THE LAKE, WHICH IS PARTIALLY COVERED BY SALVINIA. FISHERMAN STRUGGLES TO PULL UP HIS FISHING LINE. CUT TO SALVINIA MONSTER SITTING IN BOAT AND HOLDING A FISH.

SALVINIA: Looking for this? (Salvinia holds up live fish)

FISHERMAN: Whoa.

SALVINIA: Yeah, Giant Salvinia. Invasive plant. I double in size every week and mess up the lake for everyone. It’s my thing...

FISHERMAN: I know.

CUT TO MONSTER AND FISHERMAN IN BOAT.  FISHERMAN IS HOLDING REEL WITH SALVINIA HANGING FROM IT. MONSTER LAUGHS AND POINTS AT SALIVINA.

SALVINIA:  There I am.

SALVINIA: Where we headed next?

FISHERMAN: We?

SALVINIA:  Let’s go.

CUT TO SHOT OF SALVINIA FLOATING ALL OVER LAKE.

VO: Invasive plants like Giant Salvinia spread from lake to lake

TRANSITION FROM LAKE TO THE BOAT DOCKED ON THE BOAT RAMP. FISHERMAN TAKES CLUMP OF SALVINIA OFF THE MOTOR AND WALKS PAST THE SALVINIA MONSTER WHO IS LYING ON SIDE OF BOAT TRAILER. MONSTER DOES DOUBLE TAKE AS HE SEES THE FISHERMAN CARRYING AWAY A CLUMP OF SALVINIA. CUT TO CLOSE UP OF HAND REMOVING SMALL PIECE FROM MOTOR.

VO: when they cling to boats, trailers, and gear. So remove even the smallest piece and trash it.

FISHERMAN CARRIES LARGE CLUMP OF SALVINIA FROM BOAT TO TRASH CAN AND THROWS IT IN TRASH.

CUT TO HEAD OF SALVINIA LOOKS UP FROM TRASH CAN.

SALVINIA: Ah man, you’re killing me.

FISHERMAN: Yep.

CUT TO BLACK CAMERA CARD:

Hello Giant Salvinia.

Goodbye Texas Lakes.

TWPD Logo.

www.texasinvasives.org


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