Brand new skit today, one partly inspired by one of my favorite comedians.
The Return of John and Marsha
With apologies to Stan Freberg
By John Cosper
Ted- A kid
John- A voice over artist (voice only)
Marsha- John’s ex-girlfriend (voice only)
Ted enters and sits on the bench. He presses play on the iPod. Note: John and Marsha are voices on the recording Ted is listening to. Ted should be very emotive with his face and body, listening along as the drama in his ears heightens.
JOHN: This is a recording on How to Forgive. In this recording, you will learn the difficult but necessary skill of forgiveness. Forgiving others is never easy, especially when that other person has cut you deeply. But anyone can forgive if two important forgiveness facts. Forgiveness fact number one: God forgave me for everything.
TED: God forgave me for everything.
JOHN: Forgiveness fact number two: I can forgive anything.
TED: I can forgive anything.
JOHN: Very good. When we remember God has forgiven us of everything we will ever do, how can we not forgive someone for one thing? There is nothing, and I mean nothing that we cannot forgive when we remember--
Sound effect of a door opening.
JOHN: (angry) What are you doing in here?
MARSHA: John, I need to talk to you!
JOHN: How dare you come in here! Can't you see I'm working?
Ted reacts silently, shocked by what he is hearing, sucked into the drama.
MARSHA: You're working?
JOHN: Didn't you see the little red light was on?
MARSHA: I can't see anything through my tears! Oh John, I'm so sorry!
JOHN: I told you, Marsha, it's over!
MARSHA: How can you say that? After all we've been through?
JOHN: If you think you can beg me to come back after what you did--
MARSHA: It was a simple mistake! I'd never do anything to hurt you?
JOHN: How many times have we been through this?
Ted continues to listen silently, wanting John to forgive Marsha.
MARSHA: John, I didn't have a choice!
JOHN: I told you a hundred times, when you get to the restaurant first, order me a Mr. Pibb!
MARSHA: I know that!
JOHN: Then why did you order me a Mountain Dew??
MARSHA: John, listen to me. They didn't have Mr. Pibb! They only had Pepsi products! I know you don't like Dr. Pepper or Root Beer! I've known it ever since the day I fell in love with you!
JOHN: (suddenly humbled) I... I didn't realize...
MARSHA: Oh, John, I'm so sorry.
Ted starts to cry.
JOHN: No, Marsha, I'm sorry. I'm sorry for being a heel.
MARSHA: Can you forgive me for the Mountain Dew?
JOHN: Can you forgive me for ever doubting you?
MARSHA: Can you forgive me for interrupting your recording?
JOHN: Marsha, I love you. I forgive you for everything.
MARSHA: Oh John!
JOHN: Oh Marsha!
TED: I need a hug!