The Captain of the Ship

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 2
Props Needed: a red jacket or sweater
Suggested: a telescope or paper towel roll

Action

(Ask the campers to make battle sounds when the Captain is battling. Have someone available to cue them. Enter Captain and First Mate)

First Mate: (looking through telescope) Captain, I see a ship off the port side!

Captain: How many men and how many guns?

First Mate: 20 men and 20 guns!

Captain: Very good! Bring me my red jacket so the men won’t see me bleed! (First Mate exits, brings back jacket. Captain puts jacket on)

(Battle sounds from campers; cannons roar, shots fired, men groaning, etc. After the “battle” ends, Captain takes off his red jacket and First Mate puts it away.)

First Mate: (enters) Captain, a ship off the starboard!

Captain: How many men and how many guns?

First Mate: 50 men and 50 guns!

Captain: Here we go again! Bring me my red jacket so the men won’t see me bleed! (First Mate exits, brings back jacket. Captain puts jacket on)

(Battle sounds longer with more action; let campers have fun with it! Captain takes off jacket, First Mate puts it away)

First Mate: (enters) Captain, a ship right behind us!

Captain: Calm down! How many men and how many guns?

First Mate: 100 Men and 100 guns!

Captain: Hmm, bring me my yellow pants.

The Captain of the Ship

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