Re: Cowboy and Indian No Listen Good
Stephen Allan Mintz (samintz@INFOCOMM.NET)
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 17:18:52 -0500
I agree that the skit was in bad taste. To modify the skit to put
someone else in place of a generic type and to substitute an abused
item really does not change the type of skit and the example we show
with it. This type of skit is what I call a "Tear Down" Skit. It is
any skit that is demeaning to a people or to one person. An example
besides the one in question is the "Lawn Mower Skit" where the victim
is told that the lawn mower started because of "one big jerk".
There has been a thread about the snipe hunt in this forum, these skits
are the same as the snipe. They are fine when everyone is having fun
B U T can you tell if everyone is going to have fun all of the time.
What about the new kid -
I used to belong to a Troop where there was a skit called the mummy skit
two boys were in a sleeping bag (one hidden facing the wrong way) - the
victim leaned over the boys face and said "mummy mummy give me what I
want, mummy, mummy give me what I deserve" At that point the hidden boy
would sit up behind the victim and give him a tap on the behind with a
spatula or some other paddle.
I never thought it was funny - but the scoutmaster did. One day neither
did a boy and it ruined the weekend for him.
I encourage the troop to do skits that do not ridicule or tear anyone
down and the tear down skits are not approved. There is plenty of good
clean fun with the ridicule.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City