Sat, September 19, 2020

Lego Lies

This skit is still a little rough. There is a certain amount of polish that can only come when a sketch is read and performed by a group of actors. They find the rough spots and the spots that get a laugh and the parts that fall flat and they naturally make the sketch into something greater. Unfortunately I don’t have a group of actors right now so let me know if you use this and have some ideas for making it better.

If you perform this and tweak it a bit let me know what changes you make.

 

 

Lego Lies

This is a comedy skit about a guy who believes what his friends say about him. That belief makes his job more and more complicated. The success of this skit is based on Mike and his ability to make the audience laugh. He must be funny while at the same time believable. At the end he needs to honestly seem to struggle with giving up the opinions that his friends have about him.

Characters: Boss, Mike, Cathy, Greg, Anna

Set-Up: You will need a table or stool for Mike to place his Lego cars on. Place that with a couple of Lego car boxes center stage. The other props will be carried in by the actors. The skit opens with Mike and Boss onstage.

Props: Table; small Lego car boxes; at least one actually Lego car for Mike to try to put together; Backpack; Large heavy book; Swim mask; pair of pliers

Boss: Hey Mike! I’m so glad you came to see me today. I know you have been looking to find a way that you could help us out around here. I have just the job for you.

Mike: You have a job for me? Are you sure? I’m not really that good at anything, and I don’t want to mess things up.

Boss: Nonsense. I know exactly what you can do and I think that you are perfect for this job.

Mike: So what do I need to do?

Boss: At our toy drive this year we want to be able to pass out these cars to the kids. We need someone who can put them together, and I thought you would be perfect.

Mike: Wow! I love Legos, and I love cars. This is great! I can do this!

Boss: I thought you would like this job. I will be back in a little while to see how you are doing. Have fun! (exits)

Mike: (starts working on the cars, and sings a little song to ham it up to the audience) I’ve been working on my Legos all the live long day..(etc)

Cathy: (enters) Mike! How are you doing? I am so glad you came down here to work with us. What did the big guy give you to do?

Mike: I am putting these cars together?

Cathy: O really, (checks out the cars) are you sure you are up to this?

Mike: Yeah, I have been building things my whole life.

Cathy: Mike, um, you and I are friends right?

Mike: Yeah

Cathy: Well, then don’t take this the wrong way, but you aren’t the smartest person I know.

Mike: What do you mean by that?

Cathy: Well, you remember at the Christmas party last year when you were so excited about the blue “punch” you found in the bathroom until we told you that it was the toilet water?

Mike: Yeah, that was a little embarrassing

Cathay: and then do you remember how a little later you drank the green punch you found in there and we had to explain to you about how yellow and blue make green?

Mike: Yeah, that wasn’t a good night for me, but the boss said that I can do this job.

Cathy: Come on, Mike, you know that I know you better than anyone. Here, let me help you out. (pulls a huge book out of her backpack) My brother teaches a class on race car design. Here is the book for his next class. Now what you need to do is read this book and use it as a guide. It will help you.

Mike: It is a little big

Cathy: True, but you are a little air-headed, so you need lots of help.

Mike: (still looks a little doubtful) I guess that’s right.

Cathy: Come Mike, I’m just trying to help you out here.

Mike: I know, I am a moron sometimes. Thanks Cathy.

Cathy: Anytime Mike, (Cathy exits)

Mike: (tries to hold the book in one hand and put together the car with the other, it doesn’t work)

Greg: (enters) Hey Mike! I’m so glad you came down here to work with us, buddy; it will be great having you around

Mike: Thanks, Greg, I’m really excited.

Greg: So what are you doing?

Mike: Well, I am putting these cars together for the big toy drive.

Greg: (sounding a little dubious) Really? You?

Mike: What?

Greg: Are you sure you are the right guy for this job?

Mike: Well, the boss said so, and I know I am not that smart, but Cathy gave me this great book to help me out.

Greg: Did she? That was nice of her, but I wasn’t thinking about your brain power I was thinking about your muscle power.

Mike: My muscle power?

Greg: Yeah, you are pretty puny

Mike: but I am only trying to put together Legos I don’t need a whole lot of strength for that.

Greg: Now don’t go getting all offended, I am just your friend and I want to help you out here. But take a look at yourself. Listen I’m not judging you, but you are weak, that is all there is to it.

Mike: I guess you are right. What should I do?

Greg: Well, I just happen to be heading back to the tool department to replace these pliers they should be perfect to help you with these cars.

Mike: Thanks, man, I guess I had forgotten how weak I really am. Thanks for all your help.

Greg: Anytime, dude, that’s what friends are for. (exits)

Mike: (starts trying to put the Legos together with the book in one hand and the pliers in the other)

Anna: (enters and takes in his comical appearance) Mike, what in the world are you doing?

Mike: I just started working here today. The boss wants me to put these cars together for the big toy drive, but I’m not really smart enough or strong enough to do it. Cathy and Greg tried to help me out, but I am still not having much luck.

Anna: Well, I think I see your problem.

Mike: You do?

Anna: Yep, and it has to do with your eyes. You never have been able to see very well.

Mike: I have 20/20 vision

Anna: That is just doctor talk. Just because your eyes work doesn’t mean you can see well.

Mike: It doesn’t?

Anna: No, trust me, I know you. You and have been friends for a long time and no matter what the doctor says, you really can’t see well at all.

Mike: Well, now that you mention it I have been having hard time finding the blocks.

Anna: Exactly!

Mike: But what can I do? I really want to work here and help out.

Anna: I think I have a solution for you. (pulls a swim mask out of her pocket)

Mike: That’s a swim mask

Anna: I know I just finished cleaning out the fish tank.

Mike: How is that going to help you.

Anna: Because it isn’t just a mask, it is my prescription mask. I can’t wear contacts when I swim so this way I can see everything clearly.

Mike: So I should wear this (looks a little unsure)

Anna: Only if you want to keep working here.

Mike: I do, I really do, but I’m not so sure.

Anna: Listen, Mike, I’m just trying to be your friend here. You don’t have good eye sight and if you don’t wear this then you aren’t going to be able to finish your job.

Mike: Of course I want to keep working, and I know that you are my friend. Thanks, Anna, for setting me straight. (puts on mask) and here I thought I was seeing clearly all this time.

Anna: Hey that’s what friends are for. I have to get back to work! Bye! (exits)

Mike: (goes to work again. Really play up the fact that now he can’t really see a thing)

Boss: (enters) Mike?

Mike: (looking around) Who said that?

Boss: Mike?

About Me

I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.

But I love students ministry. I love watching teenagers as they serve God. I love to see them worship and forget about themselves for a while. I love seeing someone wake up to the love of God if only for a little while. I love to see them out serving their community and sharing the love of Christ with others. I love to be a part of their lives and I love seeing the world through their eyes. Like I said, I'm an average youth pastor.

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For almost 20 years now I have been trying to add creative ideas for use in the local church. In the early days Nailscars.com was just a place to publish some scripts, but it has become a collection of creative ministry resources for youth ministry and worship.

I began writing a blog more to process my own thoughts more than anything else. As I started writing the comments that I got back from people amazed me. As I was honest with my struggles most of them would write and say “Thank you.” “It is just nice to know someone else struggles with these same things,” was a common response.

So this has become a place where I share the struggles and successes of being in youth ministry. I hope that you find something that God can use in your life and ministry.

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