Merl Whitebook (MAWLAW@AOL.COM)
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 20:17:20 -0400
Here are a coulple of fun skits:
Bell Ringer Part 1: The minister advertises for a bell ringer for his
church. There is knock on the door. A man with no arms has come to apply
for the position. The minister reluctantly points out his disability, but
the applicant assures him he can do the job. They climb the stairs to the
bell tower (run around and around the campfire talking about how far up it
is). Once in the belfry, the man gets a running start and strikes the bell
with his face. (make sound of bell ringing). The minister is surprised, but
pleased the man can do the job. The minister gives him the job, and that it
is time to ring the noon bell to ring. The applicant again gets a running
start, but this time trips, misses the bell and falls from the tower to his
death. (ham it up). (minister runs down from the tower, a crowd gathers and
a policeman arrives.) The policeman begins to question the minister. He asks
him if he knows the man's name. The minister replies: "I don't know his
name, but his face sure rings a bell".
Bell Ringer Part 2: (This skit is performed after part 1. Either
immediately or with another skit in between.) The minister is walking around
talking to himself about how will he ever get a new bell ringer, when he is
surprised by a knock on the door. He is surprised to see another man without
arms applying for the job. It turns out he is the twin brother of the first
applicant. Go through the skit same as the first. This time when the
policeman asked if he knows the man's name, the minister replies: "No but he
is a dead ringer for the last guy."
Oh-Wa-Ta-Goo-Siam: A guru with a turban on his head comes out and sits down
in the middle of the stage. Members of the audience are solicited to help
bring back the ancient spirits who once inhabited the area. All are asked to
kneel and with arms out-stretched, they are told to repeat the magic phrase
after the guru. When ever this phrase brings enlightenment, they may return
to the their seat in the audience. All sit kneeling near the guru repeating
the guru's actions and words. The guru moves his arms and chants "Oh ... Wa
... Ta ... Goo ... Siam ..." All chant with him. Keep it up for a long while
increasing the speed of the saying. Eventually everyone catches onto the fact
that they are really saying, "Oh, what a goose I am."
Pickpockets: Two friends meet and ask each how they are doing. Each reveals
that he has become a pickpocket and claims to be the best pickpocket ever.
They agree to find out. They back up ten steps and walk toward each other,
bumping into each other as they pass. The first person says: Well I guess
this settles it, I am the best. Look at all the stuff I got (show these
items) Here is you wallet, your watch, you pocket knife, and your comb. I
still have all those things, so I guess I win." The other man says "I guess
so, All I got was this! (he holds up a pair of underwear!)
Pickpockets #2: The Two pickpockets decide to demonstrate how great they are
upon the innocent man walking down the road. The two pickpockets bump into
the innocent man, and walk past. The then show everything they got. Use
your imagination. Then the ask the audience if the saw how the did it.
Audience says no, so the pickpocket say they will do it once again. Repeat
the act. Ask again if the audience saw it. When they say no, agree to do it
one more time. This time the pickpockets do it in slow motion! The
pickpockets bump into the innocent man, pick him up, turn him upside down,
shake, and then put him down and walk off!
The two part skits can be done individually, but they are fun if done one
first and then pehaps with a skit or song in between, and then the next one.
If you know of a good skit share it with us.
Troop 1 Celebrating 85 Year
Indian Nations Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City