Re: Bellringer Skit
Andrew Heath (HEATHA@YVAX.BYU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Sep 1995 08:22:25 -0600
>Virtually any skit derives it's humor from exaggerating some aspect
>of a situation. The key is to not personalize the skit, and certainly
>not perform it in a situation where it would be clearly inappropriate
>such as a camput with handicapped/differently abled people attending.
Since I work with Special Needs Scouts, I decided to ask them if they thought
this was offensive/inappropriate, I related it to them and ask what they
thought, all of them thought it was funny. When asked if it was offensive only
one said yes. Why? - because no one would be stupid enough to hit his face
against a bell and kill himself! None of them even considered the fact that the
person in the skit had no arms, when this was pointed out they aggreed that it
would be offensive but thought it was not important to the story line.
Why are we so quick to tell peaple when they should be offended??
YiS , Andrew J. Heath (Heatha@yvax.byu.edu)
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