Whew. I'm finally resuming Sketchwar after four weeks off. (Travel, then sick, then more travel, then recovering from travel.) It looks like I'm the last participant standing, for now (victory is mine!), but I'll keep churning out weekly sketches for the time being.
Also, I'm going to add a boilerplate bit to these posts, just to answer the questions I regularly get about it...
Sketchwar is an online weekly sketch-writing group. Every week, participants write comedy sketches about that week's topic; at the end of the week, we read each other's sketches, comment, and perhaps bicker about who wrote the best sketch that week. If you're interested in participating, this page has information about how to throw a sketch into the ring, as well as the schedule of upcoming topics.
This week's Sketch War topic was "Car Repairs".
Sketch War Car Repairs Edition "Good Support" FADE IN: EXT. REPAIR SHOP - DAY A MECHANIC stands out in front of a typical auto shop ("Davis Auto"), talking to SUE while AARON looks on. He holds a printout. MECHANIC So, ma'am, you need to sign off on my estimate, and we'll have your car fixed in a couple of days -- SUE Great! MECHANIC -- and you and your boyfriend here can drive it on home. AARON Oh, I'm not her boyfriend. SUE Aaron! MECHANIC Oh. I get it. Y'all figure I'm one of those mechanics who'll try to swindle a single girl, so you've brought a man here to keep me honest. SUE So? Aaron knows about cars. AARON Kind of. SUE Aaron! MECHANIC Well, two can play at this game. SUE What? MECHANIC Mr. Davis! MR. DAVIS (40s) enters -- he's a bit better-dressed than the mechanic, but still clearly blue-collar and a bit smudged with motor oil. MECHANIC He's the boss here. MR. DAVIS Built this place myself! Been fixing import vehicles since 1985. Know 'em inside and out. SUE Oh, man! MR. DAVIS (to Aaron) Son, do you even know what a reflux flange sealant *is*? AARON Uh... SUE (shouts) We need backup! A prim-looking NEWSCASTER enters and shakes Mr. Davis's hand. NEWSCASTER Jane Szelnik, from News Eight. MR. DAVIS You do those "News Eight Helps the Little Guy" segments! NEWSCASTER Yes indeed -- and Mr. Davis, we take consumer protection *very* seriously. The mechanic people exchange worried looks. MR. DAVIS Jürgen! JÜRGEN enters, wearing glasses and a lab coat and carrying a clipboard. MR. DAVIS Jürgen here is one of the chief design engineers at VW's Hamburg design plant. There's no arguing with *him*, lady. JÜRGEN Guten Tag. NEWSCASTER Dammit! Sue WHISTLES loudly. SENATOR SMITH (50s, suit, briefcase) enters. SENATOR SMITH Jack Smith, Senator from the great state of Tennessee and chief member of the Congressional Subcommittee for Consumer Protection. I will make sure that this lady gets a fair deal. The mechanic folks exchange another worried look. Then the mechanic produces a small box with a red button. MECHANIC Fine. Y'all've left me no choice. He presses the button. A black Pontiac Firebird arrives. It has an oscillating red light in its grille. Sue and friends immediately recognize it as: SUE & FRIENDS KITT from Knight Rider?! KITT You're going to need a new carbuerator! SENATOR SMITH We've got to listen to it. I mean, it's KITT. Sue & friends hang their head in defeat. Mechanic & friends cheer (in slow motion) while TRIUMPHANT MUSIC plays. Finally both sides exchange handshakes and "Good game"s, as at the end of a baseball game. FADE OUT.
Mood: amused · Music: none