|According to the site Thought Products, there were original drafts to the Sweet Valley High episodes which were
funnier but unfortunately had to be trimmed down to what we actually saw on tv. Here are the original Elizabeth & Todd scenes from episodes in Season 1.
Ep. 102: ORACLE ON-AIR
Written by Raul Fernandez
June 6, 1994
FADE IN: INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
ELIZABETH and JESSICA chat as they walk.
I just can't believe what a jerk
he turned out to be!
Really, Jess, you should find a guy
like Todd: Attentive, trustworthy,
Ugh. That's not a boyfriend, that's
a Cocker Spaniel.
A winded TODD races up, rests his hands on his knees.
Here's you're Frisbee back.
(hands it to her)
Mind if I skip lunch? I promised the
guys I'd shoot some hoop.
Okay, Mr. Scruffy-face ...
Liz gives Todd a quick peck, musses up his hair. He runs
off excitedly. Jess looks at Liz and the Frisbee.
What? It's not like it's covered in
Ep. 113: CLUB X
Written by Raul Fernandez
July 15, 1994
EXT. BLACKTOP BASKETBALL COURT - DAY
Winston waits as Todd plays 1 on 1 against a Tall Guy.
Todd fakes, slips by the Tall Guy and STUFFS the ball in.
The Tall Guy shakes his head and hands Todd some money.
No more games, Todd. I need to pick
up my car before the garage closes at
Sure, let's go.
(checks his watch)
It's five already? Sorry, Eggman, I
promised I'd fleece a couple guys at
Todd gathers his things as an angry Liz enters.
Todd! What are you doing here? I've
been waiting at the theater for over
Was that today? I totally glossed.
It's okay. I got tickets for the six
I can't. I'm meeting some guys at
Pali. Tomorrow, I promise.
(starts to head off)
or go with Winston!
Todd exits. Liz is really upset, she turns to Winston.
This is the second time ...
Sucks, huh? He was supposed to help
me pick up my car.
...I'll take you.
CUT TO: INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
The next day. Enid and Elizabeth walk together. Lila
sees them, catches up to listen in.
So what are you and Todd going to do
for your anniversary?
I don't know. If he keeps blowing me
off for these one-on-one games, there
won't be an anniversary.
I heard he's been playing to impress
a girl at Pali.
Lila, you're always "hearing" things.
Maybe you should get your ears
Just trying to help. After all,
knowledge is power.
They arrive at a row of lockers. Elizabeth opens hers.
Then you won't mind if we call you
I like that!
(extends hand as if introducing
Hi, I'm Miss Information.
INT. MOON BEACH CAFE - DAY
Liz and Todd, in sweaty sweats, share a booth.
Is something wrong, Todd?
What, do I smell?
I'm talking about us. We used to see
each other every afternoon. But for
the last week, all you do is hustle
games. If I didn't know better, I'd
think you were trying to blow me off.
(takes Liz' hand)
I love you, Liz. But I just-- Well,
I have my reasons. But I promise:
from now on, I'll put you first.
The SOUND OF SCREECHING TIRES. Liz and Todd look out the
window. A moment later, Jess struts in.
What are you doing with Bruce's car?
I stole it.
I wasn't kidding.
Jess joins Lila at another booth. A HUSTLER bouncing a
basketball enters the Cafe. He accosts Todd.
You Todd Wilkins?
Yeah. What's it to you?
Word is you're the top B-Ball boy in
this backwards little burg.
I play a little.
Well me and my pal Ulysses S. Grant
say I can whoop your sorry little
Sweet Valley butt right now.
Todd looks to Liz.
Not Sweet enough? Let's say we make
it TWO fifties. That fire your jets?
or you just chicken?
...Let's see the money.
Liz shoots Todd a look.
(pulls out two bills)
Check 'em out. Two overweight Post -
I'm sorry, Liz.
Todd stands, the Hustler smiles--he's got several inches
on Todd. Then, in a flash, Todd SNATCHES the ball,
bounces it through the Hustler's legs, slips around him
and catches the ball. The Hustler is stunned. Todd
strides out the Moon Beach Cafe door.
(as he exits)
Take a close look at those bills,
Dexter, it's the last time you're
gonna see 'em.
(chases after Todd)
The hell it is ...
The Hustler exits. Liz is upset. She joins Enid and
Winston at the counter.
Do you believe that?
It's because he always wins. Winners
are the most obnoxious people on the
Spoken like a true loser.
Well if he'd just lose once, maybe
he'd come back to earth. Or at least
the lower stratosphere.
Yeah, but we'd need a pro to beat
What an interesting idea...
Enid and Winston look to Liz.
CUT TO:EXT. BASKETBALL COURT - DAY
Winston vs. Todd game in progress: Todd is simply
destroying Winston. A chalk scoreboard marks Winston's
progressive humiliation. Onlookers cheer, Elizabeth
shakes her head.
Winston comes up to Liz.
Where is he?
If he was Kareem, I'd say lazing
around the forecourt, waiting for a
He's said he'd be here.
Winston drags himself back onto the court. Todd toys
with Winston for a bit, then stuffs another one past him.
That's twenty, Winston. One more and
Winston goes up to Liz. Todd dribbles impatiently.
What is she, your coach?
We've got a problem here. The only
way I could come up with four hundred
bucks is by selling my kidneys.
Which, confidentially, are bursting
Then go. I'll check out front.
Winston heads for the bathroom. Liz exits to...
EXT. FRONT OF SCHOOL
Worthy drives up. Liz rushes up to him.
(getting out of car)
Sorry, the coach kept us late. Am I
Just barely. Come on...
EXT. BASKETBALL COURT - LATER
Liz stands by the side of the court. Winston returns
from the bathroom, looks to Liz. She nods. Todd throws
Winston the ball.
Here. Free chance.
Alright Wilkins, say yer prayers.
Winston tries to drive past Todd. Todd deftly steals the
ball. Winston trips on Todd's foot, lands "painfully" on
his ankle. Todd stands over him.
Can you play on it?
Winston tries to stand, then shakes his head.
That's game. Shell it out, Eggman...
That's not fair. He's hurt.
I'm not going to wait for him to
...Let me pick a replacement.
What the heck, take anyone you can
(spins ball on finger)
But you're only postponing the
Liz and Winston accost various spectators, who all shake
their heads "no." Then, exasperated, Liz goes around the
corner of the building. She returns with Worthy in tow.
Look who I found!
(escorts Worthy to Todd)
Todd, I believe you've heard of James
(shakes Todd's hand)
Nice to meet you, Todd.
Now wait a minute--
You said anyone I could find. I
found him. Besides, it's only one
If he doesn't think he's up to it--
I'm up to it. Let's rock...
Todd walks back to half court, Worthy puts on his
goggles, takes the court as well.
Alright you overgrown, overpaid,
old-timer, see if you can stop THIS!
Todd drives, HARD. Worthy sticks with him. Todd pivots,
SHOOTS ... And is completely snuffed by Worthy. Worthy
recovers the ball, dribbles back to center court. Todd
Okay, so you've got height. But I've
got youth, speed, agility--
Worthy stops dribbling, casually shoots over Todd's head:
Nothing but net. Todd is dumbstruck.
(goes to get ball)
I didn't mean to interrupt. Please,
I'm going to die...
Worthy wipes the floor with Todd in various interesting
Liz and Winston look on, give each other high fives.
Passers-by stop to watch the show. Todd sweats like a
The chalk scoreboard shows Worthy one basket away from
Alright Mr. Worthy! One more and
Todd catches his breath as Worthy dribbles back to center
court. Worthy drives--and slips on some sand! He falls
to the ground, clutches his ankle. Liz and Winston run
to his side.
You all right?
...My ... ankle...
That's really funny, Mr. Worthy
I'm not kidding.
(hands the ball to Winston)
You're going to have to finish it up
Worthy hobbles off as Winston stands.
Okay, Todd, I'm gonna put you away.
I thought you were injured. or was
this all a hustle?
Winston drops to the ground, clutching his ankle. The
ball rolls away.
Ow! Owww! Substitute! i pick--
(picks up ball)
Unh uh. This time, I pick.
Me? That's not fair--
It's only one basket. Besides,
something tells me this was your idea
in the first place.
(throws her the ball)
Take it out.
Elizabeth does, dribbles down court. At first, Todd cuts
her some slack, but once she's inside the 3pt circle,
he's all over her. Liz sets, but Todd's long arms
prevent any shot at all. Liz is frustrated. Todd can't
help but laugh.
Liz tries for a jumper. Todd BATS the ball out of her
hands. He recovers it, starts to drive as Liz grabs her
Todd stops, returns to check on Liz.
Liz??? You okay?
Liz GRABS the ball from Todd, dribbles past him. He
tries to catch up, but he's too late: she sinks a perfect
lay-up. The Onlookers go wild.
In your face, Todd! In your face!
Winston grabs the ball, high-fives Liz. Todd is
Liz wins it with a Jessica move!
--A morally justified Jessica move.
(goes to Todd)
Shell it out Wilkins ...
Todd digs into his pocket, comes out with a wad of bills.
Here's everything. Enjoy.
Todd dejectedly turns, starts to walk away.
What's wrong, Todd?
Todd stops. He's really upset.
I can't believe you'd pull a stunt
like this, throw away our friendship,
just to make some bucks on a
Worthy joins Todd.
It is pretty lousy to put money
before your friends, isn't it?
Yeah, imagine how I feel!
I think they know.
What? How would--
Oh. ...Have I been this bad?
Liz and Winston nod. Todd walks over to them.
I had no idea, you guys, really.
What can I do to make it up to you?
I think you've learned your
lesson. Right Winston? ...Winston!
Winston is busy sniffing and stroking the money.
What? Oh yeah. Here...
(gives Todd the money, then to
I'll miss you guys ...
You don't need to--
We don't care about the money. We
care about you.
Right. ...Can I see that fifty?
(looks offscreen, holds up
You, on the crutches! Buck a point!
Now that that's over, can we talk
about what to do for our anniversary?
I wanted it to be a surprise, but...
Todd pulls a weathered, sweaty vacation brochure from his
pocket. Liz unfolds it, it trumpets a swanky resort.
The Ritz Gardens? This place costs a
That's why I started hustling games.
(holds up cash)
This is our anniversary fund. I just
thought about the wonderful time we'd
have and I was unbeatable.
This touches Liz.
Elizabeth throws her arms around Todd, kisses him.
Worthy comes up to them, clears his throat.
(shakes Todd's hand)
You play a good game. Stick with it,
and we may meet at MY home court.
Thank you so much, Mr. Worthy.
Don't let her get away.
(smiles at Liz)
Worthy pats the two of them on the shoulder, then walks
off. In the BG, the GUY ON CRUTCHES scores another hoop
off Winston. Todd and Liz kiss.