Going to Court
Posted On: 2008-09-24
This one is a run on that requires the above-mentioned partner whose been around for years and will be for years more, and good timing. One of the nice things about this one is that you can use as little as two appearances or if necessary, you can expand upon it to other situations involving the wordplay about "case" and court. Another line would be at the beginning where the litigant goes to someone for advice, but they say that they don't have a case, prompting them to go buy a briefcase.
Cast: Campfire Chief, litigant, briefcase
Each time the litigant comes in, the campfire chief is about to announce or close a skit. Requires perfect timing or a chief who is able to blend in the litigant's entries perfectly, or both.
Chief: Hello? I'm trying to introduce the next item? What are you doing here?
Litigant: (coming in with briefcase) Uh, excuse me, but I need to tell you something. My inspection results today were terrible, so I'm going to (lift up briefcase) bring my case to court.
Next appearance, the litigant is crawling on the ground with a flashlight, without the briefcase:
Chief: Oh, it's you again. What are you doing down on the ground?
Litigant: I lost my case! I'm looking for it!
Next appearance, the litigant is up on a table, a high chair, a tall tree stump, in a tree, whatever, carrying his briefcase. He makes noise to get attention, and the chief shines a light on him.
Chief: What are you doing now?
Litigator: I'm bringing my case to a higher court!
Last appearance is a little dangerous. Be careful to have plenty of open space where people won't get hurt, and that the chief is ready for this.
Suddenly the briefcase is flying through the air and the Chief catches it -- if only to protect the audience :) -- and exclaims:
Chief: (Flustered) What's this all about?
Litigator: My case got thrown out of court!