Players are pretending that they are
riding a bus. There is a bus driver and several passengers.
Every time the bus stops, the passengers holds their nose,
coughs, etc. looking at a specific passenger as they get off the
bus. The bus driver complains to the offensive passenger that he
is driving everyone off his bus. The passenger says that it
isn't his fault. The driver accuses him of a peculiar smell and
asks if he has taken a bath, washed his shirt, socks, feet, etc.
The passenger claims that he has. Irritated the passenger pulls
a pair of dirty, smelly, socks out of his back pocket, as proof.
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 take part in the session. 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 cross-legged on 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. Eventually everyone catches onto the fact
that they are really saying, "Oh, what a goose I am."
Old Movie Scene
Run through a short movie scene. Use jerky
motions, flashlight flicker, etc. Just as the scene is about to
end, the narrator says, "Oh no! Something's wrong; it's going
backwards!" Then run through the whole scene backwards. Keep the
scene short to only a minute or two.
OOOOOO A Bug!
Have a huge wag of chewing gum (or homemade
modeling clay), green and black, lying on a plate in the middle
of a table on the stage. First boy walks in, looks at the table
and comments on how gross the bug is. Other boys come in one at
a time commenting on how terrible the bug looks, that someone
needs to step on it, not sure if it's dead etc. The last boy
comes in asking if anyone has seen his gum, sees the gum on the
plate and tells the other boys never mind picks up the gum and
pretends to put it in his mouth and walks away. The the other
boys comment on how disgusting and sickening that was.
The set-up is similar to the baseball skit with a horizontal
poncho screen, except this time it's backlight with a Coleman
lantern about ten feet behind it, so everything in front of the
lantern and behind the poncho is silhouletted.
The "patient" is brought in and made to lie down behind the
poncho. He is then opened with a bow saw (with suitable kicks
of his feet) and objects (mess kits, canteens, etc) are
"removed" from "inside" his body. All of this actually happens
behind the patient (closer to the lamp), but the screen makes it
look one dimensional.
For a finale, the patients head can be removed with an axe and
he can get up and walk around the front of the screen with an
oversized shirt buttoned above his head.