Monday, November 15, 2010

Water Warriors

6 big garbage cans, water, goggles, nose plugs, shower caps


The key to this skit is borrowing half a dozen or so big garbage cans. (Preferably the great big plastic ones with wheels that are automatically dumped.) Fill the garbage cans with water and have people inside the cans. When the appropriate music plays the people inside the cans pop up and begin to dance. Make sure they have goggles, nose plugs and funky shower caps.

"He Said He’s Met You Before!" Skit

2 chairs, costumes

old man, old woman, gas station attendant

The old married couple are sitting in two chairs up front. They are acting as if they are driving in a car — with the old man’s hand on the steering wheel. They pull into a gas station, and the old man roles down his window.

Gas station attendant: "Can I help you?"
Old man: "Fill ‘er up."
Old Woman asks the old man, "What'd he say?"
Old Man: "He asked if he could help us."
Old Woman: "Tell him to fill ‘er up."
Old Man: "I told him to fill it up."
Gas station attendant: "Where are you two headed?"
Old Man: "We’re going to Disneyland."
Old Woman: "What'd he say?"
Old man: "He asked us where we’re headed."
Old Woman: "Tell him we’re going to Disneyland."
Old Man: (disgustingly) "I told him we’re going to Disneyland!"
Gas station attendant: "Where are you two from?"
Old Man: "We’re from ."
Old Woman: "What'd he say?"
Old Man: (angrily) "He asked us where we’re from!"
Old Woman: "Tell him we’re from ."
Old Man: (very angry) "I TOLD HIM WE’RE FROM !"
Gas station attendant: ", I've been to before. The women there are DOG UGLY!"
Old Woman: "What'd he say?"
Old Man: (looks at the old woman, then at the gas station attendant, and then back to the old woman and says) "He said he's met you before!"

Curtain closes — or lights go down — and music comes on (ideally), or old woman and man get up and walk out of the room like old folks.

Hallway Skit

wallet, strobe light

2 guys, 2 girls, Sociologist,

Two guys facing one another at opposite ends of stage and two girls in the back talking to one another. Remain frozen during speaker’s speech.

Sociologist: Good evening, tonight we want to demonstrate the phenomenon of casual social interaction. This took place in a school hallway and in order to realize the extraordinary events that we have documented, you must pay careful attention. Okay, lets cut the lights and roll the tape.

Two guys start walking toward one another and when they pass, they accidentally bump into each other slightly. One guy says, "Hey man, watch where you’re going!"
Other guy: "I’m sorry."

Sociologist: Lights please. Alright, did anyone see the intense interaction taking place? No? I told you, you really have to pay close attention. Maybe it will help if we play the tape back and slow it down a little. Okay then, rewind the tape and kill the lights.

All the characters rewind their actions, including the girls in background, in fast speed. Wait for the strobe light and repeat scene but slower speed. This time, when guys bump into each other, one of them grabs wallet out of the other guys pocket. Freeze at the end of scene.

Sociologist: "Lights up. This time you people had to see it. We are simply amazed at the flurry of activity that teenager are capable of producing in such a short time span. Did everyone notice this? You still aren't able to realize what’s all happening? People, don’t blink. I guess we’ll have to slow the tape down even more. Play it again, please." (Characters rewind)

Scene repeats but this time guy taking wallet knees the other guy in the stomach, chops him on the back of head, and then takes his wallet when they bump. Rest of scene takes place the same (after bump).

Sociologist: "Lights! This is amazing. I can tell by your lackluster reaction that you are still not seeing the phenomenon we’re trying to show you. Let’s slow the tape down even further and play it one more time." (Rewind)

Scene repeats but when second guy get kneed in gut and chopped, he grabs arm of first guy that has wallet and swings over back so laying flat on ground. Pop back up for rest of the scene to proceed.

Sociologist: "Lights up again. Now what do you think? Wait a minute. You can’t be serious. The full range of events has still not been revealed to you? This is ridiculous. I can only slow this tape down so much. Rewind the tape, slow it again, and lights off."

The scene repeats the same as last time but as second guy flips first guys and gets wallet back, one of the girls walks over and knees guy in groin, takes wallet, pushes guy over on ground, walks back to friend, together they look on wallet, pull out the money, and give one another high fives.

Sociologist: "Okay, you finally saw what we did. Thanks for being an attentive audience. Good-night.

Cupid Skit

bench, toy bow and arrow, Cupid costume

girl, guy, Cupid

Girl sitting on park bench. Guy comes in and likes the girl but she doesn’t respond. Cupid comes in and shoots girls and she gets real affectionate and scares the guy. Then the cupid shoots guy. Instead of getting all lovey, guy dies. Cupid takes his place on the park bench.

Do Brothers Skit

shaving cream

two brothers

Have a shaving cream fight to the Dueling Banjos song.