“Faults Prophecy” Skit Bit
copyright 2002 by Fred Passmore
“Skit Bits” are approximately one-minute mini-skits that you can do as sermon-starters or in between songs at your church service, or to start conversation at a youth meeting! They are offered for free on this site, to serve as samples that will introduce you to our script style and hopefully cause you to want to move up to the longer ones next time.
(Adapted from our Comedy CD “Prime Example’s Comedy Skits and Songs,” available here to buy.)
(Two guys are standing at a table packing various items in cardboard boxes. One of them, Bill, after working a few moments, stretches and shakes his hands as if they are tired.)
Bill: “I feel like taking a break. Think I’ll see what my horoscope says for today…”
(He picks up a newspaper and sits down to read it.)
Jerry: “You mean horriblescope! Bill, you shouldn’t be looking to some superstition to know your future! You should trust the Lord and read His Word!
Bill: “Now, let’s not get into all that religious stuff again, Jerry.”
Jerry: “But astrology IS a religion! It’s people trusting in the stars instead of the Son…the Son of God!
Bill: I’m not gonna put my trust in someone I don’t know. But Madame Seer has a fortune-telling place right here in town!”
Jerry: “Bill, remember the boss said we have to have all orders filled before noon.”
Bill: “Aw, you’re doing okay with it.”
Jerry: (Sarcastic.) “Thanks a lot.” (He keeps working.)
Bill: “Let’s see, Virgo, Libra… here it is; Pisces! Listen to this, Madame Seer is always right on the money!”
Jerry: “Bill, they’re giving the same reading for millions of people! It’s impossible! If it’s ever right it’s just dumb luck.”
Bill: “Then today must be my lucky day! Listen: ‘You will experience a life-changing event today. Your work will finally be rewarded. Watch for an unexpected door to open.”
(A door opens and the Boss, Mr. Boyle, charges in.)
The Boss: (Shouting angrily.) “Bill!
(Bill jumps up, startled and guilty, trashing the newspaper and trying to hide it.)
Bill: “Mr. Boyle!”
The Boss: “Caught you goofing off again! YOU’RE FIRED!”
(The Boss stalks off the stage, as Bill follows him, loudly begging him for another chance, and Jerry follows them, shaking his head.)
(Click here to download a PDF file of this script that you can print and use.)
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Our plays range from 20 minutes all the way up to 80 minutes. They are written to engage the viewer, make them think, to impact the emotions, and present the Gospel in such a way that they perceive it as meeting the needs of their life. The aim is to bless the believer, and give the person that has never made a decision for Christ a desire to invite Him into their life.
Our skits range in length from 5 minutes up to 20 minutes. While most are comedic in nature, using humor to impart a perspective that may not have been considered, the laughs are all tied into the message, and there is always a resolution that leads the viewer into consideration of the Truth contained in it. The humor can be enjoyed by all ages.
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