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A Day at the Rhyme Time Diner


Inspired by Katelyn and Stephanie of Dover, DE

CAST:
Waiter
Customer1
Customer2
PROPS/COSTUMES:
Table with two chairs; place settings; menu; pad for Waiter; sign that says Rhyme Time Diner; tray; Bee Soup-soup bowl with a plastic bumble bee; grilled shake-paper cup with grill marks drawn on the side; chocolate rake-rake painted brown; cup of toffee-coffee cup filled with brown liquid; can of facial goop-face cream. Costumes: 1950's outfits-Waiter, Customer1, Customer2

SETTING: A 1950's diner

(Customer1 is looking at a menu with Customer2, as a Waiter comes to the table.)

Waiter:
Welcome to the Rhyme Time Diner, where things couldn't be any finer! Thanks for coming to our venue. Are you done with that menu? How can I be of help to you? Could I recommend the raisin stew?

(Customer1 has a confused face.)

Waiter:
If you like shellfish, try the mussels. If you like sprouts, try the Brussels!

Customer1 (To Customer2):
What's wrong with this person?

(Customer2 hushes him.)

Customer2 (To Waiter):
I think I'd like some pea soup.

Waiter:
I'm sorry sir, just something minor. There's only rhyming in this diner.

Customer1:
What?

Waiter:
All right, I'll tell you a second time. All your orders have to rhyme!

Customer1 (To Customer2):
This is ridiculous.

Customer2:
It looks fun!

(To Waiter.)

My buddy Jim will have pea soup, And I'll have ice cream-just one scoop. He'd also like some chocolate cake, We'll have coffee and... uh... the grilled steak!

Waiter:
Very good choices, indeed. I'll bring back just what you need!

(Waiter exits.)

Customer1 (To Customer2):
I can't turn everything into a poem!

Customer2:
Come on, Jim! You can show 'em!

(Customer1 gives Customer2 another look and shakes his head.)

(The Waiter returns holding a tray on his shoulder.)

Waiter:
I have another trick or two. Your order is rhymed when served to you. You wanted pea soup, So here's your Bee soup.

(The Waiter hands them a bowl with liquid and a big Bumble Bee in it.)

Waiter:
You wanted a grilled steak, Here's your grilled shake.

(The Waiter hands them a shake with grill marks on the side.)

Waiter:
You asked for some coffee. Here's your cup of toffee.

(The Waiter pours a droopy cup of tan liquid onto the table.)

Waiter:
You wanted chocolate cake, So here's your chocolate rake.

(The Waiter pulls a large brown chocolate-looking rake from off screen.)

Waiter:
And you wanted ice cream - just one scoop, So here's your scoop - of facial goop!

(The Waiter scoops a big glob of face cream onto his hand and applies it to Customer1's face!)

Customer1:
What IS this?! I don't want BEE soup. I didn't ask for TOFFEE! And what am I gonna do with a CHOCOLATE RAKE! AND we wanted ICE CREAM, not this slimy facial GOOP!

(Customer1 is furious and tries to take off some of the face cream with his napkin.)

Customer1:
TAKE THIS STUFF BACK!!!

(Obnoxious Waiter puts her fingers in her ears.)

Waiter:
I can't hear you! You know the rule! If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't cool!

Customer1:
Do you BELIEVE this?!!

Customer2:
This is annoying and it is outrageous. But the rhyming thing is pretty contagious...

Customer1:
Look, this place is awful and you're RUDE. I'm not going to pay for this...

(Waiter looks expectantly.)

Customer1:
Pay for this...

(Customer2 looks at Customer1 expectantly.)

(Customer1 tries again.)

Customer1:
This place's awful and you're rude, I'm not going to pay for this... lunch?

(Exasperated, the Waiter finishes Customer1's sentence for him.)

Waiter:
No! Food rhymes with rude! You're not going to pay for this FOOD!

Customer1:
(Runs over to Waiter.)

Could you say that again?

Waiter:
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR THIS FOOD!!!

(Customer1 takes this as his permission to leave.)

Customer1:
Thank YOU... DUDE!

(Customer1, laughing, gets up with Customer2 and they leave the diner.)


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