This week's Friday Sketch War theme is "SNL Characters, Past and Present":
Sketch War SNL Characters Past and Present Edition "Happy Fun Ba'al" FADE IN: INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY An ordinary suburban living room. A medium-sized box sits on the table. JAMES (6) laughs offscreen. HAROLD (late 20s) enters. HAROLD Just one second, James! ANNE (late 20s) joins him. ANNE That just arrived from ebay. HAROLD It's here! Harold opens the box up to reveal -- ANNE A Happy Fun Ball? HAROLD Don't you remember? Back in '91, every kid had one of these! Harold gets it loose from the packaging and plays with it. ANNE You are not letting our son play with that. HAROLD It's fun! ANNE It caused cancer. HAROLD Sure, in rats, but -- Anne fishes an instruction manual out of the packaging and flips through it. ANNE Wasn't this the ball that could get lodged in your head? HAROLD Only if you dropped it off a building or something! Anne reads from the manual -- ANNE "If using Happy Fun Ball for extended periods, a bell may sound, signaling the aperture of a portal to a Hell dimension." How do I look Reverend Jeffries in the eye if James does that? HAROLD They probably just made that up. ANNE It's an "explosion risk?" HAROLD I'll tell James it's very important not to set Happy Fun Ball on fire. ANNE I won't endanger our son just because all the kids had this when we were growing up. HAROLD But... I never got to have one. Puppy eyes. Anne melts. ANNE Oh no! HAROLD Look, James is a careful kid. He'll be okay. ANNE All right, but if anything goes wrong -- HAROLD -- I'll take care of it. Hey James! He throws the ball offscreen. JAMES (O.S.) Wow! This is great! A BELL SOUNDS. The room darkens. Wind and lightning fill the room. A DEEP GROWL is heard. JAMES (O.S.) Aaah, it's eating my soul! ANNE Harold? HAROLD Got it. He exits. STILL FRAME The old promo image of Happy Fun Ball. NARRATOR (V.O.) Happy Fun Ball! It's fun in any dimension! More GROWLING. FADE TO BLACK.
Mood: only mildly amused · Music: none