script used with courtesey of Sci-Fi Scripts
Snuggle in, sweetie. It’s cold out there.
Why is it snowing, grandma? Where does it come
Oh, that’s a long story, sweetheart.
I want to hear.
Oh, not tonight. Go to sleep.
I’m not sleepy. Tell me, please.
Well, all right. Let’s see. I guess it would
have to start with scissors.
Well, there are all kinds of scissors. And once
there was even a man who had scissors for
No, scissorhands. You know the mansion on top
of the mountain?
Well, a long time ago, an inventor lived in
that mansion. He made many things, I suppose.
He also created a man. He gave him inside, a
heart, a brain, everything. Well, almost
everything. You see, the inventor was very old.
He died before he got to finish the man he
invented. So the man was left by himself,
incomplete and all alone.
He didn’t have a name?
Of course, he had a name. His name was Edward.
Weren’t you just here?
No, not since last season. Today I’ve come to
show you our exquisite new line of soft colors
in shadows, blushes and lipstick. Everything
you need to accent and highlight your changing
My changing looks? That’s good.
Well, it goes that saying and I also have a
complete selection of your old favorites, those
tried-and-true products we’ve all come to
depend on year-in and year-out.
Come on, Peg. I never buy anything from you.
You know that?
I know. Bye, Helen.
You know, you didn’t have to call me, ma’am.
You could have taken care of this by yourself.
I could? I don’t think so.
Yeah, you see, it’s easy. The food trap’s
clogged. That’s all. You see this bolt here?
You just unscrew this. OK? And out she pops.
You know, on TV they say you repairmen are
lonely bunch of people. Housewives get lonely
too. Although you may not realize it since they
haven’t made a commercial on the subject.
And then you just take this and put it back in
here nice and easy. Be careful not to force it,
because it fits in there by itself. And then
you just screw this back on.
(The bell rings.)
On no! Who could that be? Will you excuse me
for a moment? Now. Don’t go anywhere. I’ll be
right back. This is fascinating. I wouldn’t
want to miss a moment of it.
Good morning, Joyce. Avon calling.
Why! Peg. Have you gone blind? Can’t you see
there’s a vehicle in my driveway?
Well, I’m surprised you don’t realize that
means I’m busy.
(Joyce shuts the door with a
Okay. Now, we should decide on lipsticks. Okay,
dear, what one did you like best? There was the
Winsome Wahini which looked charming on you. Or
the Bahenie Bliss.
I like them both.
You don’t actually think I have any money, do
(Peg gets in her car.)
Ding, dong, the Avon lady.
It’s just not my day.
(Disappointed Peg sees a mansion
through her rearview mirror and
drives to the place. She is
attracted by the beautiful garden
there and enters the mansion.)
Oh, my goodness.
Oh, it’s so beautiful. Hello?
Hello? Avon calling, oh my. Hello, I’m Peg
Boggs. I’m your local Avon representative.
Hello. I’m sorry to barge in like this. But you
don’t have any reason to be afraid. This is
some huge house, isn’t it? Thank goodness for
those aerobics classes.
Hello. Hello. Why are you hiding back there?
You don’t have to hide from me. I’m Peg Boggs.
I’m your local Avon representative and I’m as
harmless as cherry pie.
(Peg sees Edward’s scissorhands.)
Oh my! I can see that I’ve disturbed you. How
stupid of me! I’ll just be going now.
Oh my! What happened to you?
I’m not finished.
Uh, put those down. Don’t come any closer. Just
please… Those are your hands? Those are your
hands. What happened to you? Where are your
parents? Hum… Your mother? Your father?
He didn’t wake up.
Are you alone? Do you live up here all by
yourself? What happened to your face? Hum, you
know, I won’t hurt you. But at the very least
let me give you a good astringent and this will
help to prevent infection. What’s your name?
Edward? I think you should just come home with
(Peg takes Edward to her home)
No, Don’t be. You go ahead and look you have
every reason to be excited.
Oh! Are you ok?
Are you ok?
Hi, it’s Margie. Listen, I was standing outside
talking to Carol and Peg drove by, she had
somebody in the car.
Did you get a good look?
No, did she say anything to you, about having
She didn’t say anything. She rang my doorbell
early this morning.
No, ok, I’ll meet you on the corner. Right,
Here we go, dear. This is our house. And you
can just go right in and make yourself right at
home. OK? And just, well have something to eat
or drink, whatever you… Here, dear. Here
you… This is the front door here, Here we go,
right in here.
(A woman talks on the phone)
Joyce, I just saw this strange guy drop in with
Peg. I didn’t get a very good look at him. He
looked kind of pale. Okay, I’ll be right there.
Don’t do anything without me. Okay? Bye.
Yes, I’ll be right there.
Here we are. So, oh, this is the living room
and back here, the bedrooms. You want to see
the pictures? All right. Well, this is my
husband, Bill. He’s a bowling champion. Do you
know what bowling is? Bowling? Well, here they
are down at the lake, fishing. I think Kevin
looks a little glum Because they didn’t catch
anything that day. And here’s my daughter, Kim.
All dressed up the junior prom. She’s a senior
now. I can’t believe it. She’s camping in the
mountains with some friends, but she’ll be back
in a few days and you can meet her then. Isn’t
she beautiful? That’s my family. Now, go on,
dear. I’ll show you the rest of the house. Then
you can just freshen up and make yourself at
home. Okay? That’s the kitchen over there. You
help yourself to anything you want to eat or
drink. Those are grapes. Back here are the
bedrooms. Let me get you some towels, then I
will see what we can find to wear. You know
what? I think I have some of Bill’s old clothes
in here. This is perfect. Here. These should
just fit you.
(The phone rings.)
Oh, no, no. Don’t be alarmed. That’s just a
phone. Now you can go in Kim’s room and put
these on. I’ll be right with you.
No, no, scissors. That’s right. Well, he was
born up there or something. Have you seen him
before? No, I don’t think he’s been off the
grounds before today. You’re kidding. How did
you get together with him? I have to go. I’ll
talk to you later Margie, Bye-bye.
I’m sorry Edward, I didn’t… oh, dear. May I
help you with this?
There you go. Oh, dear, you’ve cut your face.
Let me get this right off. Does that hurt?
Okay. No, good. Now let’s get you dressed.
Okay. There we go. Very fine. You look fine,
just fine. Come on, we can’t wait for you.
You’ve got rollers in your damn hair.
Okay. Now what did I do with my sci… Edward,
um, would you. Thank you. I have a doctor
friend who I think could help you.
Yes, I can help with the scars. I just want to
consult the Avon handbook before doing
Kevin, it’s not polite to stare. Think how it
would make you feel if somebody were staring at
I wouldn’t care.
Well, I would, so don’t do it!
This must be quite a change for you, Ed.
I think he prefers Edward.
Sure. So what have you been doing up there in
that big old place? I bet the view must be
I was just…
See all the way to the ocean?
Bill, could I have the salt and pepper? Thank
Man, those things are cool. You know I bet
they’re razor sharp. One karate chop to a guy’s
Would you like some butter for your bread?
Can I bring him to show and tell on Monday?
I’ve had enough.
You think you can sleep? Things feel strange
now, but soon you’ll feel right at home. Good
(Peg tries to cover Edward’s
The light concealing cream goes on first, then
you blend and blend and blend. Blending is the
secret. More concealing for you? But you
complexion is so fair. Now this has a touch of
lavender in it. Give it a try here. Close
enough. OK. This should do the trick here. I
have another idea. We’ll cover up the scars and
start with a completely smooth surface. Don’t
eat this stuff! Sports announcements on
Hartely into the windup and the strike one
pitch. Swung on and missed strike two. If it’s
a hit, the club has 12 hits. But they still
have 11 on the scoreboard and it’s 3-1. 0 and 2
the count to Warren. Now they change it to 12
Turn it up, Kevin. I can’t hear it. Kevin! No,
make it louder. Sports announcements on
Hartely’s strike two pitch is hammered.
You hear that, Mr. Boggs?
No, make it louder. Sports announcements on
It’s going way back. It’s gone. It’s out of
here. It is history.
Dad, look! Sports announcements on
A grand slam for Martinez to make it a five-run
inning and blow this game to pieces.
I’ll be darned.
They filled the whole tape.
(Peg listens to the recorded
What’s going on over there, Peg. Call me….Hi,
it’s Margie. Who is he? Call me. Oh, by the
way, here it’s pouring rain in the mountains.
You think the kids are okay?…Hi, there,
darling. The gals are all in a tizzy about your
secret visitor. You can’t keep him a secret