This skit has three main characters: Amigo, Pancho, and Dan Diego. In addition,
you will need other characters for JUMPING BEANS. YOU can have as many
jumping beans as you wish.
Amigo, Pancho, and Don Diego are dressed in Mexican costumes. As the scene
opens, Amigo and Pancho are on stage conversing. Don Diego is sitting to one
side of the stage sleeping, siesta style. He has one leg all wrapped up in a bulky
bandage. The jumping beans, who enter later, wear burlap sacks or old pillow
cases over their heads and arms.
AMIGO: Pancho, eet is very sad. Eet is terr-eeble.
PANCHO: Amigo, tell me, tell me, what ees zee matter?
AMIGO: Oh, Pancho, eet is worse than you theenk.
PANCHO: You bring zee great sorrow to my heart, dear Amigo.
AMIGO: Pancho, look. (Points to Don Diego.) Don Diego, he has the lumbago.
He ees very cross. Hees leg, eet well not work. He cannot dance at zee fiesta, so
instead he ees taking a siesta.
PANCHO: Oh, zat is veree bad, Amigo. Don Diego, he always dance at see
fiesta. Thees must bring much trouble to Don Diego.
AMIGO: Si, si, Pancho. (Holds and shakes head sadly.)
PANCHO: Amigo, wait, wait! Eet ees great idea that I have!
AMIGO: Tell me queeck, Pancho.
PANCHO: Zees looks like a job for Super Beans!
AMIGO: (excitedly) Ole, Ole, Pancho. Zee famous Super Beans. Zey are see
greatest jumping beans in all Mexico.
PANCHO: We wee1 call them now, Amigo. (Holds hands to mouth and shouts
toward side of stage.) Oh, Super Beans, our poor Don Diego, he has zee
Help heem, queeck!
Super beans enter. They do not walk but jump up and down as they move on
This will be funnier if the beans jump alternately so that there is an Up and down
commotion at the same time.
AMIGO: Oh, great Super Jumping Beans, have peety on poor Don Diego. CMbeans
jump about over to Don Diego.)
SUPER BEANS (all together): Don Diego with the lumbago. No more Siesta.
Come, follow us and dance at see fiesta.
Don Diego awakens slowly. He gazes intently as Super Beans jump about. Little
by little he begins to move. He rises, forgetting about his leg. He begins to jump
up and down behind the beans.
DON DIEGO: Come Amigo, come Pancho. We no longer siesta, we go to the
(Amigo and Pacho join Don Diego and all jump off stage.)