A glass bottle in a paper sack (to give the illusion of alcohol)
Warning: This stupid skit is a unique one as you will see. It only requires two male actors, and a very simple prop, and there is VERY limited dialogue so Òmemorizing linesÓ for this skit should be a breeze. However, there is a fair amount of Òacting, voice inflection, and body languageÓ that is required to pull this one off. In fact, this skit probably requires more ÒactingÓ than any other skit on our website. Just be warned, but have fun!
Dude 1: (takes the stage from the right, drinking the “beer”)
Dude 2: (takes the stage from the left and looks at Dude 1 giving him a “what are you doing?” look)
Dude 1: (pushes beer towards Dude 2 trying to get him to take some and saysÉ) Dude? (voice inflection needs to be asking a question here)
Dude 2: (shakes his head and saysÉ) Dude. (voice inflection here needs to be almost scoffing, as if he were saying Òno way!Ó)
Dude 1: (laughs just a little bit, pushes the beer toward Dude 2 again, and saysÉ) Dude! (voice inflection here needs to be assertive, and the body language needs to be saying Òlighten up some!Ó)
Dude 2: (puts his hands in the form of prayer and saysÉ) Duuude. (voice inflection should be low and body language need to be somber and sending the signal that says Òyou need some helpÓ)
Dude 1: (waves him off in a mocking way, takes another sip, and saysÉ) Dude! (voice inflection needs to be excited and body language needs to be communication that everyoneÕs doing it, and itÕs no big deal.)
Dude 2: (makes a steeple with his hands and saysÉ) Duuuuude. (voice inflection is still very serious and low, and body language is communicating an invitation.)
Dude 1: (looks at what Dude 2 is doing and saysÉ) Dude. (while saying ÒdudeÓ he rubs his chin in a contemplative way, and begins to ever so slightly nod his head in a ÒyesÓ fashion indicating that he is seriously thinking about what Dude 2 is saying)
Dude 2: (in a very, very excited and animated way, throws his hands up in worship and saysÉ) Dude! THE Dude! Duuuuuude. THE DUUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDEEE!!!!! (while saying this point to Dude 1 when saying ÒdudeÓ and point up when saying Òthe dudeÓ)
Dude 1: (has been closely listening to what Dude 2 has been saying, but seems to be worried about something so he looks at Dude 2 and then at the beer in his own hand and then back at Dude 2 and saysÉ) But Dude? (voice inflection needs to be almost asking Òbut what about this?Ó)
Dude 2: (leans toward Dude 1 and gently tries to take the bottle covered sack away from Dude 1 and in a very reassuring way saysÉ) Dude. (voice inflection should indicate a tone that tries to convince him while body language is very quiet and calm)
Dude 1: (starts to boo hoo a little bit and gets choked up, but gives Dude 2 the bottle and saysÉ) Duu Ð uuu Ð uuu Ð de. (voice inflection needs to show shame and guilt and genuine remorse for his decision. The more Òchoked upÓ it is, the funnier it is)
Dude 2: (throws the bottle aside, makes the prayer hands to invite Dude 1 to bow his head again, and places his hands on Dude 1Õs shoulders and saysÉ) Dude? (voice inflection and body language and facial expression need to be asking Òare you ready to pray now?Ó)
Dude 1: (makes prayer hands to and begins to sayÉ) Dude. And dude. Oh and dude! Duuuuuudddddddeee. (Dude 1 can say ÒdudeÓ as many times as he wants, but his voice inflection and body movements should indicate that he is listing his sins one by one. Dude 1 should close by finally sayingÉ) The DudeÉdude? (voice inflection and body language should be saying Òwill you forgive me?Ó)
Dude 2: (smiles and really excitedly saysÉ) Dude! Dude! (voice inflection has to be HUGE here, and Dude 2 should be congratulating Dude 1 by patting him on the shoulders and giving him a high five)
Dude 1: (looks very very very relieved, wipes his arm across his brow, and saysÉ) Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuddddddddeee. (voice inflection should communicate incredible relief)
Dude 2: (waves a ÒcÕmonÓ kinda wave to Dude 1 and saysÉ) Dude!
Dude 1: (just as excited as Dude 2 now so he saysÉ) Woo Hoo Dude!
Both: (both dudes exit the stage arm over shoulder saying ÒdudeÓ in very excited voices with lots of expression in them)
Note: The point of this stupid skit is to show what it looks like when someone gives his life to Christ. While that is certainly a very serious topic, this skit seeks to show that in a fun way. You absolutely must choose the right two guys for this skit; if they are too reserved or too bashful, it will not look right. ItÕs got to be over the top in a way, while still communicating the message. Bottom line: make it as funny as possible while still getting the point across. Have fun!
Idea by Heather A.
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.