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The Meal Must Go On !-A Lesson in Cooperation
This skit takes place on Thanksgiving at the home of Grandma and Grandpa. There is a little arguing going on in the refrigerator, find out what happens....
(Thanksgiving morning at Grandma's and Grandpa's house. Preparations for the feast have gone on for days. Guests will be arriving soon.)
(Scene opens inside fridge)
Narrator- It's early Thanksgiving morning. Grandma Josephine and Grandpa Joe are still asleep, and in the refrigerator the food is chatting.
Cranberry Sauce- I can't wait for dinner!
Turkey- But, I'm the traditional main dish! So I must be the best, in fact, I am the best!
Mashed Potatoes- Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without me! Mashed potatoes are always everyone's favorite!
Stuffing- Turkey, you think your so important! But you're nothing without me, the tasty stuffing!
Turkey- Tasty stuffing?! Even the dog, Sparky, doesn't like you!
Pumpkin Pie- You all think you're so important! They always save the best and the sweetest for last!
Cranberry Sauce-You're not the only one who can taste sweet, you know.
Mashed Potatoes-You guys may be sweet, but I'm the favorite!
Stuffing- Quiet everyone! Someone's coming!!
(Grandma opens the fridge door)
Grandma- Joe? Must be getting old. I could of sworn I heard some rustling in here!
Grandpa- You must be getting' old! Better start cookin'! The guests will be arriving soon.
Grandma- What do you mean, me?! Don't you mean, we!
Narrator- Later that day, the guests are arriving.
Grandpa- Josephine, I heard the doorbell!
Grandma- Go get it then! Don't leave 'em out in the cold!
(Guests enter open door)
All- Happy Thanksgiving!
Mom- Oh, it smells wonderful in here!
Dad- I'm starving!
Sparky- Woof! Woof!
Grandpa- Even Sparky came. Look!
Grandma- Come in and sit down, dinner's almost ready.
Megan- Do you need any help in the kitchen, Grandma?
Rachel- I'll help, too!!!
Taylor- Are there any good football games on today?
Dad- We'll watch the games after dinner.
(Girls bring food to the table)
Narrator- Thanksgiving dinner is over, and it's time to compliment the cooking.
Taylor- That meal was great!
Sparky- Woof! Woof!
Rachel- Sparky thinks so too!
Grandma-Wasn't the turkey delicious!?
Grandpa- It's especially good with mashed potatoes!
Mom- The stuffing really goes well with the turkey!
Megan-The Cranberry Sauce ties it all together.
Dad-It just isn't Thanksgiving with out the pumpkin pie.
Narrator-The family went home and grandma and grandpa put the leftovers in the fridge.
Turkey-I guess I have to admit the dinner was pretty good because of all of us.
Stuffing- We do go together pretty well.
Mashed Potatoes- I got a little cranberry sauce mixed into me and you did taste pretty good.
Cranberry Sauce- Why, Thank you! You didn't taste too bad yourself.
Pumpkin Pie- Well, it goes to show you, that if you cooperate you can really put something great together.
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