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 (next week's topic is The Arabian Nights).
This week's Sketch War topic was "The End of an Era".
Sketchwar The End of an Era Edition "That Nutty Moose" FADE IN: INT. TV STUDIO - DAY THEME MUSIC PLAYS and a "Showbiz News!" logo briefly appears over a slick TV studio. LOGAN (30, 'talking hairdo') sits opposite JOE (40s, average looking, haunted). LOGAN Welcome back to Showbiz News! With me now, Joe Targonski, creator and executive producer of That Nutty Moose, which just finished a ten year network run! JOE Glad to be here. LOGAN Joe, how did you keep coming up with the comedy? JOE We kind of repeated ourselves. We've done a dozen episodes where Max and Larissa have a fight, and then Moosey gets them back together. Eventually you just go with what works. Over and over and over again. LOGAN And hey -- the people love it! JOE Y'know, the only people who talk to me about That Nutty Moose tell me it embodies everything awful about TV. LOGAN No, we love Moosey! How'd you come up with that 'talking moose' idea, anyhow? JOE Not my idea. The network added the talking moose early in the first season. LOGAN Wow. What would That Nutty Moose be without Moosey? JOE It would be an tender, affectionate look back at the Minnesota town I grew up in. LOGAN Phaugh! And then, of course: upgrade! Moosey became a *CGI* talking moose! Joe shudders. LOGAN Which opened the door to dance numbers! I just love it when Moosey raps. It's so fresh! Joe pulls out a flask and takes a drink. LOGAN I gotta ask this: how about that "Who shot Moosey?" storyline? JOE Yeah. That. The network made us say, "It was all a dream!" LOGAN Such a twist! And then season 2, when the whole cast tried to force Moosey into a wood chipper! JOE We got some network pushback on our original ending to that. LOGAN It's like you've tried to kill Moosey, over and over again, violently, but the network won't allow it! JOE Oh, that's ridiculous, Logan. Swig. LOGAN Just joshin' you, there! But, seriously: a ten-year run. That Nutty Moose has practically been your whole life, for a decade! JOE I even have dreams about it. LOGAN Wow. JOE Boring, clichéd dreams. LOGAN Will you maybe do a spinoff? JOE NO! An INTERN hands Logan a sheet of paper. Logan reads it. JOE I mean, I think we've finished the story of Moose Hollow. LOGAN Hey, hold the phone! Looks like the network has opened up five hours of prime-time real estate! Maybe your show will go another season? Joe lays his head on the desk and stares into the distance. LOGAN Hey, Joe, before we go to commercial, you wanna sing the theme song with me? JOE I want to die! The "Showbiz News!" logo reappears. A bit of the THEME SONG TO THAT NUTTY MOOSE PLAYS: SINGERS (O.S.) He's wacky and Canadian! He's that nutty moose! FADE OUT.
Mood: amused · Music: none