Who's Your Daddy-Drama Skit

Who's Your Daddy-Drama Skit

Themes: Father's Day; Qualities to look for in a potential Dad; Waiting on God; What makes a father; First Impressions; How the choices you make effect your life
Categories: Personal, Love & Marriage, Father's Day, Topical, Life Situations 

Since the death of her husband, Pam has been trying to find a good role model and new Dad for her young son, Jake.  This hasn't been easy since working two jobs leaves her very little time to meet people. In an act of desperation, Pam begins "speed interviews," trying to learn as much as she can about potential Dads in two minutes or less.  Even this proves harder than she originally thought, when she meets men who are only interested in "cheap labor" for their farms; workaholics who only plan to see Jake for a few hours on the weekend; freakishly organized men who believe in adhering to strict schedules and several other "winners." Pam soon realizes she's made a mistake and that the kind of potential Dad she's looking for can't be found with a job interview.  Or can he?

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 8 (6 Male, 2 Female)
This skit can be done with less male actors if necessary. As little as two men could double up on roles, and with a few quick changes (ties, hats, jackets, wigs etc.) new characters will become obvious. Male characters appear on stage one at a time, making this possible.
Length: 5-8 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Setting: A room with a table and two chairs.   

Lori:     Pam, are you sure you want to do this? 

Pam:   Yes.   

Lori:     Isn't there a better way to pick a new Dad for Jake than this? 

Pam:   How? I don't have time for anything else.  Since Brian died I'm a single mom who works two jobs just to make ends meet.  When am I supposed to meet people? 

Lori:     I don't know.   

Pam:     Then I want to give this a try, okay? 

Lori:     Okay. Do you remember the rules? 

Pam:   Two minutes with each potential Dad.  Ask as many questions as I can.   

Lori:     Right.  I'll ring the bell when your two minutes are up or if you're ready to move on sooner, you ring the bell and the next guy will appear.  Ready? 

Pam:   I'm ready.   

Lori:     Then, have a seat and we'll get started.  (calling to the side of the stage) Wayne, send in the first guy. 

(Pam sits at a small table.  Lori sits or stands off to the side, with a clipboard and a watch, keeping an eye on the time.  The first man, Burt walks in and sits down opposite Pam at the table) 

Pam:   Hi.  I'm Pam. (extends her hand) 

Burt:    (takes her hand and shakes it firmly) I'm Burt.  Nice to meet you. 

Pam:   You have a strong handshake.  I like that.  So, Burt why do you want to be a Dad? 

Burt:    Well, I need some help on my farm. 

Pam:     Excuse me? 

Burt:    You did say you have a son, right? 

Pam:   Yes, but he's only six. 

Burt:    No matter.  He's old enough to sweep out the stables and haul some feed to my stalls.   

Pam:   Is that the only reason you want to be a dad? 

Burt:    Of course not! 

Pam:   Thank goodness.  Why else? 

Burt:    I've also got seven acres that need to be mowed. 

Pam:   (rings the bell) Next! 

(Burt leaves, as Paul enters and sits down) 

Paul:    Hi, I'm Paul. 

Pam:   Tell me Paul, why should I pick you to be my son's Dad? 

Paul:    Well, I'm a hard worker and I feel I could be a good provider for the family. 

Pam:    (interested) Good answer, Paul.  Where do work?  It's not on a farm, is it?

Paul:    Why? Do you have something against farmers? 

Pam:   No! It's just that the last guy who was in here was looking for cheap slave labor to work on his farm. 

Paul:    Not me.  I work at the Stock Exchange.  Not exactly the best place for kids to be running around. 

Pam:    (laughs) No, I guess not.  So, what do you like to do in your spare time? 

Paul:    What spare time?  I work 80-90 hours a week.  

Pam:    (shocked) 80 hours?  All the time? 

Paul:    Most weeks, yeah.   

Pam:   When do you expect to spend time with my son?   

Paul:    I'm usually home around 8:00 or 9:00 at night.  I can see him then. 

Pam:   During the school year, he's in bed by 8:00.   

Paul:    I'll see him during the summers then.  

Pam:   What about the rest of the year? 

Paul:    I'll see him on the weekends.  On Sundays I don't usually go to the office until noon. 

Pam:   You work on Sundays too? 

Paul:    I've got to be there for my clients. 

Pam:    And what about your family?