(Whew! Back after a ~two-month absence....)
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 "LOST").
This week's Sketch War topic was "Air Travel".
Sketchwar Air Travel Edition "Next Month, It'll Be Dragons" FADE IN: INT. AIRLINER CABIN - DAY ANGIE (30s) sits next to an empty aisle seat. A large bag sits at her feet. On the other side of her, RYAN (8) sits in the window seat. A small bag sits at his feet. RYAN Mom, I'm bored! ANGIE Do you want a movie? She pulls a portable DVD player out of her bag. ANGIE There's Nemo, and there's Shrek, and -- RYAN I wanna watch The Hurt Locker! ANGIE What? RYAN Aunt Katherine let me watch it, and it was awesome, and they're all trying to stop these bombs from going BOOM! ANGIE We don't say "BOOM!" on the plane, Ryan. RYAN And then one of the bombs, it blew up, and it made -- Angie points out the window. ANGIE Hey, Ryan, look at that cloud! That one looks like a bird! And that one looks like a ball. What does that one look like? RYAN The compression wave of a shaped C4 detonation! ANGIE Oh god. RYAN That other cloud is all crazy, like an IED, or a -- ANGIE Let's play with your toys, okay, Ryan? Ryan digs through his bag. He retrieves a plastic dinosaur. He retrieves another plastic dinosaur. An ATTENDANT pushes a cart past them, distracting Angie as -- Ryan retrieves his favorite toy: a big rectangular chunk of Play-Doh, with little multicolored "wires" of yarn stuck into it, and a watch clumsily embedded in the top. ANGIE And look, we'll land in ju-- oh my god! RYAN I made it by myself out of Play doh! and yarn! ANGIE How did you get that past security? Ryan studies the toy bomb carefully. RYAN Sergeant James has to stop the bomb before the clock hits zero seconds. He prepares to remove one of the 'wires'. Angie nabs the toy and puts it in the bag. RYAN Aw, MOM! ANGIE Let's put that back and play with your dinosaurs, okay? Just as she puts it away, the attendant comes by. ATTENDANT Would you like anything to drink? RYAN (to the attendant) Did you know that Composition C has a detonation rate of twenty-six thousand feet per second? ATTENDANT Aw, really? What's a composition C? ANGIE It's nothing, really. We'll all have orange juice. ATTENDANT Be back in a minute. Ooh! At that moment, DYLAN (10) scoots by her and takes the aisle seat. RYAN Dylan! I was telling Mom about Hurt Locker! DYLAN Bombs are lame. RYAN Oh. DYLAN And Hurt Locker wasn't as cool as Scarface. RYAN Oh, yeah! ANGIE What? Dylan takes a dinosaur. DYLAN (as dinosaur) "I've got three kilos to get to L. A." Ryan picks up a dinosaur. The attendant returns with the drinks. RYAN (as dinosaur) "Give me the heroin! I'll drive it right by the cops!" The attendant hears this, and looks at the three of them, alarmed. ANGIE Can I get something with alcohol? FADE OUT.
Mood: okay · Music: none