Just for Marketing and Giggles – The Vaudevillian Cross-Talk Approach

Scene: A street. First fellow enters from stage right, reading a Kindle. Second fellow enters stage left, not really looking where he is going. They collide. The following dialogue arose with two American males in mind but could be anywhere… (Chose your own location, dialect and colloquiums)

Second Fellow: Hey! Why don’t ya look where you’re going?

First Fellow: Looking at your mug, I don’t see the advantage in that policy! 

Two guys arguing

Second Fellow: Oh, a wise-mouth! What a pity it’s not connected to your brain.

First Fellow: Well I’m the one with the book…reading

Second Fellow: That don’t prove much. I got a five year old nephew who can read.

First Fellow: He must be of great help to you then!

Second Fellow: His conversation is certainly more interesting. So what’s the book about?

First Fellow: I can’t see the point in telling a guy like you about the contents of a book, but because I’m feeling generous- It’s a Fantasy Novel.

Second Fellow: Y’mean it’s about The Miami Dolphins winning the Superbowl?

First Fellow: It’s lucky for you I’m a New York Jets fan.

Second Fellow: Yeah. Lucky ’cause it an’t contagious.

First Fellow: I only hope whatever you got an’t catching. But to elaborate, this book is about these three girls….

Second Fellow: Oh…It’s that sort of Fantasy Book! I might have known. I can tell, the way you’re turning your head away in shame.

First Fellow: That an’t shame. That’s me looking for your mind in the gutter, which considering the smallness of the object, is a hard task!

Second Fellow: The only hard task I can see, is getting you to talk sense. At the risk of frying your brain, what is the plot?

First Fellow: Like I was saying. These three girls. Well they inadvertently have to battle evil powers, but they choose to ignore authority and do things their own way.

Second Fellow: Wow! That sounds like home. I have a wife and two teenage daughters.

First Fellow: Ha! You too. That’s why I was reading the book. I was looking for a solution to the dilemma.

Second Fellow: In my opinion; there an’t none. Gee no wonder we’re a pair of soreheads.

First Fellow: We should repair to the nearest bar and commiserate. To make things worse I gotta brother-in-law too.

Second Fellow: What an unhappy coincidence, so have I. I guess they call them ‘in-law’ because that’s the only way you tolerate them, it’s illegal not too. So what about the book?

The two fellows look at the cover, skimming the contents.

Of Patchwork Warriors

Second Fellow: Hey! Look at that part. That blonde soldier. Wow! Has she got notches on her belt.

First Fellow: I never say that coming. Must be what they call a sub-text. If the household saw this I would be in a lot of trouble. 

Second Fellow: An’t you afraid of being caught out?

First Fellow: Nah. It’s my brother-in-law’s Kindle.

Second Fellow: Now that’s sharp thinking. For that I’ll buy the first round!

The two men exit hands on shoulders chatting.

(Dedicated to Jimmy ‘Shnozer’ Durante; W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx; even though I don’t come close) 

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