Who Needs Rules

  • Cast Number: 2
  • Run-time: 10 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Romans 12:1-2
Puppet script that teaches that rules are important in our lives. So is a commitment to abstain from smoking, alcohol and drugs.

Cast: 2 puppets and a person
May also be used as a standard drama.

Sample of script:

Henry is laying back, motionless, Homer is trying to talk to him

Homer: Whatcha doin’ Henry, all layin’ back, all dreamy like?

Henry: Huh?

Homer: I said, whatcha doin’ Henry, all layin’ back, all dreamy like?

Henry: Huh?

Homer, annoyed, very loud: For the last and final time, I said, whatcha doin’ Henry, all layin’ back, all dreamy like?

Bill: What ever is going on here you two, screaming and caterwallerin’ around, like to burst my eardrums, seems like!

Homer: All Henry’s fault, him just layin’ back, all dreamy like, won’t answer me when I say, whatcha doin’ Henry, all layin’ back, all dreamy like?

Bill: Seems like you could have answered Homer’s question, Henry. . . . . Henry . . . . Henry . . . . . . (screams and shakes Henry), HENRYYYYYYYYYY!

Henry: Wha . . whatttttttt? What’s goin’ on here everyone yellin’ screamin’ shakin’ folks around?

Bill: Well me and Homer, we were worried about you . . .

Homer: Yeh, and you just layin’ back, all dreamy like, won’t answer me when I say, whatcha doin’ Henry, all layin’ back, all dreamy like?

Henry: Guess I did not hear you Homer, and for that I surely am mighty sorry is what.

Homer: Well . . .?

Henry: Well . . . what?

Homer: Are you gonna tell me?

Henry: Tell you . . . . tell you, what, exactly?

Homer: I am flat out about to explode! Tell me why you are just layin’ back, all dreamy like, won’t answer me when I say, whatcha doin’ Henry, all layin’ back, all dreamy like? That’s what I want you to tell me is what I want you to tell me is what!

Henry: Oh that. Oh certainly, I for sure would be for certain honoured to do so, I sure enough would.

Henry again lays back, motionless

Homer: OK, that did it! Fact is now I purely don’t even wanna know!

Henry: Well, I was just layin’ back here thinkin’ how nice it is, havin’ no rules, no one tells me what I can do, what I can’t do, what is good for me, what is bad for me. That there is what I have been thinkin’ is what.

Bill: No rules?

Henry: Not one single solitary rule is what.

Bill: But everyone has rules.

Henry: Shouldn’t be rules, not even one.

Homer: Seems to me Bill maybe Henry he’s on to somethin’ here, I mean, it would be nice not to have rules. I mean, then I could stay up late on school nights, not eat my spinach, fly my toy airplane in the bathroom.

Bill: But if you stayed up late on school nights you would be tired in school, likely fall asleep. And if you didn’t eat your spinach you wouldn’t grow up big and strong.

Henry: Mind sharing with me what for you would want to fly your toy airplane in the bathroom, Homer old pal?

Homer: Actually I was just using that as a weird example.

Henry: Seems like to me you batted in a home run on that one Homer, it was a purely weird example all right. But back to my plan, old people, teachers and such, they are forever telling us, “don’t do this, don’t touch that, don’t go here, don’t even touch that. What a pain, let us find out for ourselves is what I say.

Homer: Makes sense to me.

Bill: Sense? I don’t think so. Rules are meant to protect us, keep us from harm.

Henry: Give me one for instance.

Bill: OK, well, when I am in my car, driving down the street, there are rules about how fast I can drive.

Homer: And that shouldn’t be, man should be able to drive as fast as he wants, I always say.

Henry: Me too! I like to drive down the street, top down, wind whistling through my hair.

Bill: But that is not a good thing for everyone involved.

Homer, looks up at top of Bill’s head: I can see that, all you have for the wind to blow through is mostly skin.

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