Batman picks up the phone
Joker? How are you? It has been a while. What are you up to? The End of the World? Tomorrow? Well, at least is something worth worrying about. No small fry. And where will that be?
Why in the Bank of Gotham? (….) To collect your money and deposit it right away? Sounds logical. I know the credit card companies do not wait. So, if they pay the ransom you will not bring about the End of the World? (….)
This is a reality video.
A guy travels in a crowded bus or subway, while talking to the cell phone. He pretends to be a mechanic working at this current time on a car and promising very early delivery. He makes noises to simulate a car in very bad condition. The hidden cameramen will register the surprised faces of the fellow travellers.
Also: a doctor in a surgery, a lawyer working on a case, a veterinary operating on a pig, a trucker driving in a remote location.
Batman receives a phone call in his cell phone. At first he touches several wrong buttons, finally he manages to pick up the call. The Chief needs help to disable several nuclear bombs set up by Penguin. Batman is ready to help. But in the meantime, another phone call enters by some telemarketer, and Batman is not sure on how to manage two phone calls at once.
This short script for video or TV requires minimal scenery. Like all the ones in the category “Genie” it can refer to a male or female “genie”. The Genie uses a simple costume, with a couple of sheets used as robe and head scarf. Wide purple or red belt, also made with a sheet. The lamp can be made of cardboard. These elements are used for 6 or 7 episodes of Genie written so far. The sponsors for this video set may be multiple. Any product that does something like “magic”. Or anything to fill someone’s wishes, as does the Genie.
The Genie of the Lamp stands guard near Pedrito, who is relaxed while reading a magazine.
Hey Genie, can you bring me a coffee?
As you wish, my master. Moka Java, Costa Rica, Brazil?
At the pharmacy, several customers. There comes an old man with a backpack with an oxygen tank, with tubes coming out of the tank into his nose.
Customers buy minutiae, cosmetics, aspirin, ask prices, ask for advice. The old man is breathing with increasing difficulty, and looks worried as the level of oxygen goes down.
One customer worries about the old man and asks the pharmacist to hurry. Meanwhile, the old man tries to light a cigarette. The others discourage him. Continue reading
In a dental waiting room we see several patients with swollen faces and the typical bandage around face and head.
The camera focuses on each and the penultimate is … the Pope, with his typical miter (high hat) and ceremonial clothes. The camera shows: Patient 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Pope), 6, and then back to 5, as if notizing the Pope with surprise. Continue reading
The master reads the newspaper and the Genie offers:
– Coffee, Master?
– Yes, I could have some coffee
– Maybe with a little liqueur?
– Do me an Irish coffee. And a glass of milk.
– We are out of milk. The milkman should be coming any moment. And we are also out of whiskey. I have cognac. Continue reading
A tramp drinking from a wine carton while watching TV from a shop window in an electronics store, sees a wine sommelier explaining an expensive wine.
– This exquisite cabernet-sauvignon Roncesvalles has a hierarchical and elegant scent …
(the tramp smells his wine and behaves like a Lord) Continue reading
A singer is making playback, in a full auditorium. But he needs to sneeze. The playback continues as if nothing happened. Then he must answer the cell phone. Then an admirer asks for an autograph and a kiss.
During the whole song, the music continues as if nothing happened.
Finally, he salutes the public as if nothing was wrong.
Note: this sketch is an opportunity for a composer or a singer to show his artwork, or to a model to show his body.
En español: Playback
Supermag is a lousy magician, but has a very pretty asistant. He is mixing a deck of cards and they fall from his hands. He spends time collecting them.
He talks to the cameraman explaining how to fix the mishap: combine a video played backwards to the video of the accident card fall. We later see the fixed video, where the magician has his cards go back to his hand.
The cameraman will be part of many other episodes, because he can cut and paste film to make “magic” tricks, like the assistant disappearance.
He invites someone from the public to select a card. He takes the card and puts it back in the deck, but both forget which card it was. The asistant smiles all the time at the crowd and is unable to help.