“Foiled Terrorist” (comedy sketch)

Foiled Terrorist
A comedy sketch by
Jim L. Cunningham

EXT. PUBLIC LOCATION SUCH PUBLIC PARK OR FOUNTAIN OR PARADE SIDE – DAY

No dialogue in this sketch

A crowd (general public) mingles about.

FROM STAGE RIGHT

Suspicious looking (hat, dark glasses, camo clothing, demeanor) person (“terrorist”) enters carrying backpack. Furtive movements. Looks around. Moves around location a bit. Slips backpack off his shoulder, carries by one shoulder strap, looks around, clearly looking for a place to hide backpack. Places backpack on ground beside garbage can (?).

FROM STAGE LEFT

Loud, infectious dance music plays suddenly.

ENTIRE STAGE

Upon hearing music, crowd immediately stops what they’re doing, turns toward audience, freezes and begins to dance in sync to music.

Terrorist is caught in flash mob, and clearly caught by surprise. Terrorist at first tries to “fake” being part of flash mob by attempting to dance with them:

[DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY]

Embarrassing few scenes where he’s caught dancing “upstream” as he goes against everyone else, or nearly kicked and clotheslined by arm-swinging dance moves.

STAGE CENTER

Terrorist grabs backpack and tries to run but is continually foiled by carefully-choreographed dance moves that come at just the right moment to cut him off from one escape path or other.

Dancers begin to notice him as being out of place and start looking at him more intently, instead of looking front. After a few more beats, the dancers begin to fall out of character/dance and tackle, jump on top of him until the flash mob ends with all dancers ending in a pile-on in a heap on top of the now neutralized terrorist.

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