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Mac Scouter - Skits section

 

Is it time yet ?

J.C. Penney

"Shut Up" and Her Dog "Trouble"

Taking the Penguins for a Ride

The Elevator

The Frogs Go Whee!

The Important Meeting

The Invisible Bench

The King's Royal Papers

The Ugliest Man in the World

The "Viper" is coming!

The Wide-Mouthed Frog

Treating the Ache

 


 

Is it time yet ?

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: Person with a watch, Any number of people

Line of Scouts standing with left foot crossed over right, right arm crossed over left.

First Scout asks the scout on the left in line: "Is it time yet?"

Second scout asks the scout on the left "Is it time yet?", continues until the last scout has been asked.

Last Scout, looks at watch, replies "NO" and this is passed back up the line one scout at a time.

After a lonnnnnnng silent pause, the First Scout asks the scout on the left in line "Is it time yet?"

Second scout asks the scout on the left "Is it time yet?", continues until the last scout has been asked.

Last Scout, looks at watch, replies "NO" and this is passed back up the line one scout at a time.

Another lonnnnnng silent pause, First Scout asks the scout on the left in line: "Is it time yet?"

Second scout asks the scout on the left "Is it time yet?", continues until the last scout has been asked.

Last Scout, looks at watch, replies "NO" and this is passed back up the line one scout at a time.

After another silent pause, First Scout asks the scout on the left in line: "Is it time yet?"

Second scout asks the scout on the left "Is it time yet?", continues until the last scout has been asked.

Last Scout, looks at watch, replies "YES" and this is passed back up the line one scout at a time.

Just after the first Scout gets the word, they all change to right foot over left and left arm over right.

(Can also be done with a row of Scouts sitting with legs crossed in the same direction, on YES they cross their legs in the other direction.)

 

J.C. Penney

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: Person on the stree, Passers-by, J.C. Penney

One Scout is standing on stage.
A Second Scout walks up.
The First Scout says "Those are nice shoes. Where did you get them?"

The Second Scout says "J.C. Penney" and walks off.

A Third Scout walks up. The First Scout says "That's a nice pair of pants. Where did you get them?", The Fourth Scout says, "J.C. Penney" and walks off.

A Fourth Scout walks up. The First Scout says "That's a nice shirt. Where did you get it?"

The Fourth Scout says, "J.C. Penney" and walks off.

Repeat as needed with different articles of outer clothing.

The last Scout walks up wearing only a towel/blanket. The First Scout says, "Who are you?"

The last Scout says "I'm J.C. Penney!"

 

"Shut Up" and Her Dog "Trouble"

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: "Shut Up," her dog "Trouble," teachers, school secretary, vice-principal, principal.

Shut Up skips on-stage with her dog Trouble. She introduces herself to the audience: "Hi, my name is Shut Up. Don't laugh. That's really my name. And this is my dog. Her name is Trouble."
While Shut Up is talking, Trouble runs off. Shut Up calls Trouble but can't get her to return. She is upset about losing Trouble but has to gone to school. She tells the audience that today is her first day at the new school.
At school the teacher asks what her name is. She answers "Shut Up."
The teacher keeps asking and gets the same answer, so she sends Shut Up to the principal's office. The secretary asks her name and is told, "Shut Up".
The vice-principal is called. You can add more teachers or vice-principals if you want.
At last the principal comes and demands, "What is your name young lady?"
Shut Up - "Shut Up"
Vice-principal - "Shut Up is it? Are you looking for TROUBLE?"
Shut Up - "I sure am! Have you seen her?"

 

Taking the Penguins for a Ride

From: Marguerite Gibson

Case: "Penguin Keeper", penguins, police officer

A man with a busload of penguins chugs across the stage.
A police officer stops the driver and asks, "Where are you taking these penguins?"
The driver replies, "I'm taking them to the beach."
The officer advises him to take them to the zoo instead.
The driver obliges, changes direction, and chugs off with the penguins.
The driver chugs back on stage with his busload of penguins.
The police officer stops him again: "I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo!"
The driver replies, "I did. They had a great time. Now I'm taking them to the movies."

 

The Elevator

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: Elevator operator, any number of passengers

An elevator operator intones "Ground Floor" and pens the door.
A passenger gets on and begins to jiggle slightly (imitate someone who has to go to the bathroom) as the elevator rises.
The elevator operator announces each floor: "First Floor, Women's Lingerie."
She opens the door and another passenger gets on and begins to jiggle tool.
Continue up through as many floors as you need to get your whole group on (or have them all get on at the first floor.)
The elevator operator stops on each floor and announces the floor: "Second Floor, Men's Clothing"; "Third Floor, Children's Apparel"; . . . "Eighth Floor, Kitchenware".
With each floor the riders jiggle more and more.
The elevator stops. The operator calls, "Top Floor, Last Stop."
Everyone starts to jiggle like mad. "Bathrooms . . .!"
Everyone rushes off the elevator and races offstage toward the bathrooms..
The elevator operator shakes her head in disbelief.
Suddenly she looks funny and she, too, begins to jiggle.
The operator shouts, "Me, too!" and rushes off after them.

 

The Frogs Go Whee!

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: Little frogs, a frog leader.

A frog leader is directing a frog chorus. They can be singing any song you all know -- just sing it in "ribbits." One by one the little frogs come up and tug on the frog leader saying, "I wanna go WEE! I wanna go WEE!"
The frog leader whispers, "Not NOW!" and sends each back to its place in the chorus. Repeat this until each little frog has asked to go "wee" and the leader is at wits' end trying to hold the chorus together.
At last the leader gives up. "ALL RIGHT. You can all go wee now!" As the leader turns away, the little frogs all jump into the air together and yell "WHEEEEEE!"

 

The Important Meeting

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: Newreporter, members in a meeting
Six to eight players sit around a table scattered with papers, a couple of water glasses, etc. They mime a discussion, some jotting down notes, etc.
Enter the narrator, outfitted as a news reporter. In confidential tones, the reporter explains that this is an important meeting of the group committee, gathered on this occasion to make some very important decisions.

As the narrator says something like, "Let's see if we can get a bit closer to hear how things are going," the group at the table add some mumbling and unintelligible arguing to their mime. Occasionally, they punctuate the din with outbursts such as, "No, no!", "I disagree!", "That's better", "No Way!", "That might work" and the like.
Finally, the bubbub dies, the group settles back. One member stands and announces, "Then it's decided; a 12 slice pizza with olives, mushrooms, lots of cheese, but hold the pepperoni."
All respond: "Agreed".

 

The Invisible Bench

From: Sue Moore

#1 is "sitting" on a bench (which really isn't there).
#2 walks up - "What are you doing?"
#1 - "Sitting on an invisible bench."
#2 - "Can I join you?
#1 - "Sure"
#2 "sits" next to #1.
#'s 3 &4 walk up - "what are you doing?"
#'s 1&2 - "Sitting on an invisible bench."
#'s 3 &4 - "Can we join you?"
#'s 1&2 - "Sure" (and so on till only one person is left)
Last Person - "Hi! What are you guys doing?"
Everyone else - "Sitting on the invisble bench."
Last Person - "Didn't I tell you? I moved the bench over there." (points in other direction)
Everyone sitting on bench says "Oh no!" and falls.

 

The King's Royal Papers

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: King, courtiers, queen, herald, court jester, etc.
The king is on this throne. He beckons to a herald and whispers something.
The herald announces, "The king demands his royal papers!"
A courtier runs in with a sheaf of papers.
The king tosses them aside.
The herald makes the announcement again.
The queen runs in with newspapers.
The king tosses these aside too.
Another announcement is made.
The king is getting more and more agitated.
The herald announces with desperation.
People run in with magazines, letters, books, etc.
None of this seems to be what the king means by "royal papers."
The court jester (or the prince) comes in and presents the king with . . . a roll of toilet paper.
The king grabs his sword, knights the jester, and runs off.

 

The Ugliest Man in the World

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast:The Ugliest Man in the World, bystanders, carnival barker

Carnival barker calls for people to step right up and see the Ugliest Man in the World. The barker warns that anyone who looks in the face of the Ugliest Man in the World will die. The Ugliest Man has head down and his head covered. One by one bystanders come up and pay to see the Ugliest Man.
Each dares to look into his face. Each falls dead.
The carnival barker asks an unsuspecting dupe (in this case, a leader, or person to play a joke on) from the audience to come up and have a look.
When this dupe looks into the face of the Ugliest Man in the World, the Ugliest Man shrieks and falls over dead (or runs frantically away, screaming.)

 

The "Viper" is coming!

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: A window wiper, the boss, secretaries, assistants, etc.

The boss is relaxing with his feet on his desk when his secretary rushes in excitedly.
"I just had a phone call. The Viper is coming!"
The boss is upset: "Oh, no! The VIPER is coming!"
Another person rushes in: "Have you heard? The VIPER is coming!"
One after another all rush in with the terrifying news that "The Viper" is coming.
Everyone is in a state of panic, gathered together discussing the "viper".
A person in blue jeans with a cloth hanging out of his back packet, carrying a squeegee and sponge, enters and announces "I'm the vindow viper. I've come to vipe your vindows. Vere do I start?"

 

The Wide-Mouthed Frog

From: Marguerite Gibson

Case: Wide-Mouth Frog, a Giant Bullfrog, wasp, and other creatures.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog hops on stage grinning broadly.
The frog must keep its mouth in this wide grin until the end of the skit.
A wasp encounters the Wide-Mouthed Frog.
The frog says: "Hello, who are you?"
The wasp replies: "I'm a little wasp."
Frog: "Well, I'm a WIDE-MOUTHED FROG! I eat little wasps."
Wasp: "Then good-bye, Wide-Mouthed Frog."
The wasp leaves hurriedly.
One by one other creatures come on-stage and carry on the same conversation.
You can use dragonflies, grasshoppers, any insect or small creature that is easy to mime.
Finally, a giant bullfrog hops intimidatingly on stage.
The Wide-Mouth Frog spies him and says "Hello. Who are you?"
Bullfrog: "I'm the Giant Bullfrog. Who are YOU?"
Frog: "I'm the WIDE-MOUTHED FROG, I . . ."
The bullfrog interrupts. "Wonderful! I EAT wide-mouthed frogs for LUNCH!"
The Wide-Mouthed Frog suddenly purses lips into a very tiny circle and says "Ooo . .!"
He turns and hops off stage muttering to the audience with tiny pursed lips, "He eats wide-mouthed frogs for lunch . . . .Ooo . .!"

 

Treating the Ache

From: Marguerite Gibson

Cast: Nurse, patients
A patients are waiting to see the doctor.
The First patient is the last to be called in by the nurse.
Another patient goes in complaining of a sore toe. Comes back out with toe bandaged.
First patient asks, "What happened?" Second patient explains, "My toe ached so the doctor cut it off!"
Another patient goes in complaining of a sore finger and comes back out with a bandaged hand.
First patient asks, "What happened?" Patient explains, "My finger ached so the doctor cut it off!"
Another patient goes in complaining of a earache and comes back out with a bandaged head.
First patient asks, "What happened?" Patient explains, "My ear ached so the doctor cut it off!"
With each patient, the First patient gets more and more alarmed
Continue patients going in complaining of a toothache, foot, hand, etc. and comes back out with a bandaged appendage.
When the nurse finally calls the waiting First patient, he jumps up and starts to run out of the waiting room.
The nurse calls after him, "Wait . . . what's the matter?" The First patient replies "You don't understand, nurse. I've got a HEADACHE!"

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