This is a skit I wrote for our high school drama club. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Halloween Planning Committee
by Brad Williamson
(2 actors. M or F)
Worker 1: In charge of planning new traditions for Halloween.
Worker 2: Joining with worker 1 to make plans.
WORKER 1 enters and finds WORKER 2.
Worker 1: There you are! You ready to get started?
Worker 2: Sure thing. Totally ready! Let’s do this! Just one thing…
Worker 1: Yes?
Worker 2: What are we doing again?
Worker 1: You’ve been put on the Halloween Committee. We’re in charge of coming up with the next big thing for next Halloween!
Worker 2: Finally! I’ve been hanging around this Holiday Planning Office for centuries hoping to get one of the big holidays like Halloween! I’ve been stuck down in Groundhog’s Day since 1886!
Worker 1: Eww!
Worker 2: I thought I might get out when I got that movie made…
Worker 1: Well, you made it now. The Big Show!
Worker 2: Great! Well, where’s everyone else?
Worker 1: Well… last time we met, they didn’t like the ideas I got passed, so… they all dropped out this year.
Worker 2: All of them!?
Worker 1: Yeah… But that’s okay, because I’ve got you now!
Worker 2: Well, what were the ideas that you got passed last time?
Worker 1: Okay. Well, I’m the one that got the candy companies to make the candy smaller. That way kids weren’t eating as much junk food.
Worker 2: (upset) That was you!?
Worker 1: Yeah! You’re welcome! Well I was thinking this year we could build on that idea.
Worker 2: What do you mean?
Worker 1: Picture this… Individually wrapped M&Ms!
Worker 2: You’re kidding.
Worker 1: I know. Great idea, right?
Worker 2: Well. Not really…
Worker 1: This is going to be a great Halloween! Like the year I got people handing out toothbrushes instead of candy!
Worker 2: (upset again) That was you too!?
Worker 1: I’m loaded with good ideas!
Worker 2: Well, they’re some sort of ideas anyway.
Worker 1: I was also thinking that we should give some classic Halloween characters a makeover so they’re not so scary for kids.
Worker 2: A makeover?
Worker 1: Ok, go with me here. Frankenstein’s monster. But instead of bolts in his neck, we use… duct tape!
Worker 2: Duct tape!?
Worker 1: I know! Genius! Duct tape is friendly and safe. And SO in right now!
Worker 2: I’m not sure that really…
Worker 1: Or we take Dracula, but instead of biting people’s necks… he gives them juice boxes!
Worker 2: Juice boxes don’t really replace blood.
Worker 1: We’ll make ‘em fruit punch.
Worker 2: That still doesn’t…
Worker 1: Now the Wolfman is way too scary! So, instead of changing into a wolf, he’s going to change into… wait for it… a kitten!
Worker 2: A kitten!?
Worker 1: Yes! And the Invisible Man is too creepy.
Worker 2: Creepy?
Worker 1: Good. You agree! I mean the Invisible Man could be standing here with us right now! (shudders) Ugh. It creeps me out! So we’re gonna give him some clothes. And he won’t be see-through. From now on he’s going to be the Visible Man.
Worker 2: Isn’t that really just the Man?
Worker 1: Exactly. Way less frightening! We should do something similar with skeletons.
Worker 2: You mean, give them skin?
Worker 1: Now you’re thinking! Have you heard of Count Chocula cereal?
Worker 2: Yes! Was that your idea?
Worker 1: No, that was Bob Johnson. He got promoted to Christmas planning for that one!
Worker 2: So you want to redesign Count Chocula too?
Worker 1: No! That’s ridiculous. I was thinking we need new, heathier cereals. Made with tasty vegetables.
Worker 2: Like?
Worker 1: How about Norman Beets? With delicious beet flavored flakes! Or the Cabbage from the Black Lagoon! Or Dr. Onion and Mr. Chives. Tasty whole grain cereal, with just a hint of real onion!
Worker 2: I think I’m gonna be sick…
Worker 1: Don’t worry. You’ll come with some good ideas too.
Worker 2: Actually, you know what. I’ve got a great idea for a new Groundhog Day movie. Groundhog Day 2: Punxsutawney Phil’s Revenge. I think I’m going back to that committee! See ya!
WORKER 2 exits.
Worker 1: Okay, well I’ll be sure to tell the boss that some of these ideas are yours!
Worker 2: (offstage) No, that’s okay!
Worker 1: (to self) Well, that was weird. I hadn’t even got to my Halloween caroling idea yet. Hmm. (singing) We wish you a Happy Halloween, we wish you a happy Halloween, we wish you a happy Halloween and a… Merry… All Saint’s Day? Meh. I’ll work on it.
WORKER 1 exits, still singing.
Feel free to use any of my scripts. But please give me credit for writing them if you’re printing a program.