Wednesday, October 14, 2009

C'est Moi

Scripture Reference: Genesis 11:1-9

A lesson in humility.
A man's pride brings him low, but a man of humble spirit gains honor. – Proverbs 29:23
OZZIE – a mischievous little monster dressed as Sir Lancelot (perhaps wearing a helmet and carrying a sword)
MISS REBECCA – the teacher who sets him straight

Recording of "C'est Moi" from Camelot
Index card with introduction

(MISS REBECCA is on stage.)

MISS REBECCA: Today we are going to be learning what it means to be humble, and we have a very special guest to tell us about humility.

OZZIE: (poking up from puppet stage slightly) Psst.

MISS REBECCA: (ignoring him) His name is Sir Lancelot…

OZZIE: Psst.

MISS REBECCA: and he is one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table.

OZZIE: Psst.

MISS REBECCA: Excuse me a minute. (walks over to OZZIE and asks in a stage whisper) What do you want?

OZZIE: (hands her the index card and disappears)

MISS REBECCA: (looking at card) Hmm. It seems he has written his own introduction. It says:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my tremendous honor and pleasure to present the most noble, the most daring, the most handsome, and most humble knight of the Round Table. He is King Arthur's finest, most trusted, and most modest knight-errant. He is the most valorous, gallant, and unassuming son of France. Here he is, the remarkable knight extraordinaire: Sir Lancelot du lac.

OZZIE: (Appears and lip synchs "C'est Moi" with great flourish. At the end of the song, he takes several bows to thunderous silence.)

Production Note: I fit the helmet very loosely on the head of my puppet, so it flopped around a lot. This added to the comedic look of the skit.

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