Lawnmower Salesman
Posted On: 2009-01-23

CHARACTERS:2 CUSTOMERS
                  LAWNMOWERS, played by 2-6 Cub Scouts
                  SALESMAN

SCENE:            In front of a store

(Cub Scouts are down on their hands and knees representing lawnmowers. The salesman
is waiting for a customer.)

CUSTOMER:         (Enters) Hi! I need a lawnmower. Mine blew up this morning.

SALESMAN:         Sure thing. Let me show you some of our models.
                  (Pointing to first boy) Here we have our cheapest model. It has a stall free engine and is
                  really a great model. Here - I’ll demonstrate.

(Salesman tries to start it by pulling cord.)

1ST BOY LAWNMOWER:                    BRRRRRRMMMM BRRRRRRMM BRRM BRM (then dies)

SALESMAN:         Must have a bad spark plug. Oh well, let me show you another model. Notice the fuel
                  injection in the front. It’s a very good machine. I’m sure you won’t have any trouble
                  with it.

(Salesman tries to start it by pulling cord.)

2ND BOY LAWNMOWER:                    BRRRRR RRMM, BRRRRRR RRM, BRRRR RR RRM,
                  BRRRRRMMM (then dies)

SALESMAN:         They must have forgotten to put in the fuel.

(Using as many boys as needed, each may be a different model lawnmower. All of the models used do not
                  start until the last one.)

SALESMAN:         This is our last and final model. It is our most expensive mower, the Super Duper Lawn
                  Queen. It has ten horse power motor. I’m sure this one won’t fail.

(Salesman tries to start it.)

LAST BOY LAWNMOWER:                   BRRR RR RRM, BRRRRM, BRRRM. (Then dies)

SALESMAN:         I can’t imagine what’s wrong with it. Let me see if I can find someone to help me get it
                  started.

(Goes to audience and gets someone, Cubmaster, or any adult in the audience. Asks
person if he or she will come up and help start the lawnmower. Person from audience
comes and tries to pull cord.)

LAST BOY LAWNMOWER:                   BRRRM BRRRM BRRRRMMMMM (really takes off.)

SALESMAN:         That’s all it needed, A BIG JERK!
 

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