This week's Friday Sketch War theme is "Radio Drama."
Side note: I'm always a little iffy on how to format audiodrama. I like to use a bastardized screenplay format that's mostly dialog, SFX (for sound effects), and MUSIC (for music cues). Hopefully it reads okay.
(Additional side note: this idea originated here.)
Sketch War Radio Drama Edition "Raoul and Dave Confuse the World, Episode 25" FADE IN: MUSIC: Introductory music. NARRATOR And now, the further adventures of everyone's favorite globe-trotting performance artists! It's time for "Raoul and Dave Confuse the World!" MUSIC: Ominous music. NARRATOR Last week, in the final moments of their Azyrian mission, Raoul and Dave were captured by the beautiful but-deadly Lieutenant Razzen. RAZZEN speaks precise but faintly accented English. A femme fatale type. RAZZEN So. Raoul and Dave. At last, I see the terrorists face-to-face. DAVE We're not terrorists. RAOUL Unless we're terrorists of the mind! Blowing up your complacency! With art! DAVE Raoul, seriously: stop. Lietenant, we're not a threat. RAZZEN You were responsible for the balloon animals in Mogadishu, yes? RAOUL Maybe. RAZZEN ... and the fake Northern Lights in Venezuela? RAOUL That was pretty cool. DAVE But it never hurt anybody! RAZZEN It was very silly! RAOUL Thanks! RAZZEN Our regime does not abide silliness. Whatever you were plotting here, the Great Leader would not approve. SFX: A switchblade clicks open. RAOUL Ahhh that's a knife! NARRATOR Meanwhile, Dave employs his stage magic skills to slip out of his ropes and deploy a smoke grenade! SFX: FOOM! Everyone coughs. RAOUL Quick, untie me! RAZZEN You'll never get away with this! SFX: Alarms sound. SFX: Racing footsteps echo down a hallway. NARRATOR Our heroes escape from the complex, with one short side trip. DAVE Wait! RAOUL But -- knife lady! DAVE That room has our stuff. SFX: A door opens. DAVE There's the activator! Just hit the red button. SFX: Beep! RAOUL I did it! So... we won? GUARD (muffled) I think they went this way! DAVE We gotta get out of here first. NARRATOR Meanwhile, across Azyria, the machines that Dave and Raoul carefully set in place each receives the signal and turned themselves on. SFX: Street noise and chatter. SON So the sky isn't really blue? SFX: A loud click and a whirr. DAD Son, it's actually something called Rayleigh scattering, and -- SFX: POP! SON What's that? SFX: POP! POP! DAD What's what? SFX: Millions of pops! SFX: The background chatter turns into 'oohs' and 'aahs'. SON Bubbles! Lots of bubbles! DAD Wow. SFX: General laughter and merriment NARRATOR And so, as Azyria's cities are filled will millions of iridescent soap bubbles, our heroes emerge from one of the compound's escape tunnels, only to find... SFX: Heavy door creaks open. SFX: Helicopter rotors. RAOUL A helicopter? HELICOPTER MAN Get in! SFX: Raoul and Dave clamber into the helicopter. SFX: The helicopter door shuts. SFX: The rotors speed up as the 'copter takes off. RAOUL Wait. You guys aren't from the USPAA. HELICOPTER MAN Nope. DAVE Azyrians? HELICOPTER MAN Ha, no. RAOUL Who are you? An old ITALIAN MAN clears his throat. ITALIAN MAN We're with the Pope. MUSIC: Dramatic chords! MUSIC: Closing music. NARRATOR Will our heroes escape the clutches of the Azyrian forces? Will aiborne soap bubbles blow Azyria's collective mind? And what shadowy purpose does the Vatican have planned for Raoul and Dave? MUSIC: Closing music gets louder. NARRATOR Find out in the next installment of "Raoul and Dave Confuse the World!" FADE OUT.
Mood: relieved (finished another one!) · Music: none