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The Channel Changer

Based on an idea sent in by Hibah and Nadia of Herndon, VA

Person with Remote
Game Show Host
Aerobics Instructor
Soap Opera Character number 1
Soap Opera Character number 2
News Anchor
Talk Show Host
Remote control, play oven, a table, plate of nachos, aerobic step, dumbbells, handkerchief, microphone with dollar signs on it. Costumes: Apron & chef's hat (for Cook); salesman jacket (for Game Show Host); workout clothes (for Aerobics Instructor); suit (for News Anchor).

SETTING: A television screen.

(The players line up across the stage and the Person with Remote sits in front, facing them. The Person clicks the remote and the TV goes on. When it is time for a new player to speak, the Person with Remote changes the channel and says click. Players are frozen when not speaking. You could also make a cardboard TV with a hole cut in front for the screen that characters could stand behind when they are "on TV." When the channel changes, the next character could pop up.)

Talk Show Host:
GOOD morning out there. Today we bring you a...

...spicy little number called Nacho Surprise that will make your mouth...

News Anchor:
...scorching hot. So head to the beach and...

Aerobics Instructor:
...sweat it out and you'll feel...

Soap Opera Character number 1: sad...

(Blows nose with "honk" sound.)

How could you do this to me...

Soap Opera Character number 2:
But, Belinda, I just...

Game Show Host:
...won a million dollars!!!! What are you going to do with all of that cash?

Talk Show Host:
Travel to the exotic land of...

...fiery chilies and crunchy tortilla chips that...

News Anchor:
...are causing major flooding in...

Aerobics Instructor:
...your biceps. So feel the burn and don't forget to...

Soap Opera Character number 2:
...marry me...will you, will you marry me?

Soap Opera Character number 1:
Oh Biff, I, I....

Game Show Host: so sorry, that's the wrong answer. The correct answer was meat loaf. Thanks for playing and see you next time.


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