America's Idol-Drama Skit

America's Idol-Drama Skit

Themes: Idolatry, worshiping false gods, reality t.v., putting other things first in your life
Categories: Youth, Sin, Topical, Christian Living 

Based on Exodus 20:4, "You shalt not make for yourself an idol,"  this skit is a take off of the reality show "American Idol."  Our skit includes the same judges: Randy "What's up dawg?" Jackson, Paula "I love everybody" Abdul, and Simon "Cranky pants" Cowell, only this time they are in search of America's perfect idol.  Last year's winner was a 900 inch big screen t.v., that had picture within a picture, within a picture, within a picture.  Who will this year's winner be?  Will it be a 12 year old laptop that's still running Windows 95 or the amazing cell phone with all the cool gadgets and functions?  Or perhaps the Nintendo DS or the latest fashion?  Only you can decide.

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 9 (3 Male, 1 Female, 5 Neutral)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Ryan: Hello everyone and welcome to "America's Idol," the #1 reality show, in the country. Last year, over 8 million of you voted for the Sony 900 inch big screen t'v. as your favorite Idol. And what a great idol it was.

Who could forget that picture within a picture, within a picture, within a picture, within a picture? Or the surround sound stereo that projected more than three blocks away? Last year, it was a t'v. that won your heart. What will America's Idol be this year?

Before we meet our contestants, let's introduce the judges. Straight from the dawgpound, here he is, Mr. Randy Jackson.

Randy: (Randy enters) What up, dawg?

Ryan: Next, we have America's sweetheart, the lovely Ms. Paula Abdul.

Paula: (Paula enters, blowing kisses) I love you! I love you all!

Ryan: And finally, last but certainly not least, Mr. Cranky Pants himself, Mr. Simon Cowell.

Simon: (Simon enters) Let's get on with it, shall we?

Ryan: All right, looks like our first contestant is making his way to the judges. Let's see what happens.

(Jeff enters with a laptop)

Randy: Hey dawg, how ya doin? What's your name and why are you here?

Jeff: Well Randy, my name is Jeff and I'm here because I think this laptop could be America's Idol.

Randy: Okay dawg, show us what you got.

Jeff: This is my Acer laptop. It's about twelve years old...

Simon: Twelve years old? Are you kidding me?

Jeff: No sir. I got this when I went to work at my new company, and it's still working fine.

Simon: What kind of software are you running on that piece of junk?

Jeff: I don't think it's junk sir, it still works fine.

Simon: What kind of software?

Jeff: Windows 95.

Simon: (aghast) Windows 95?

Randy: Dawg, this doesn't look for you dawg. You know what I'm sayin.? Come on, Windows 95 dawg?

Jeff: It still runs just fine though.

Paula: I love Windows 95!

Randy: You love everything, Paula.

Simon: What kind of high speed do you have?

Jeff: I don't have high speed at this time. I'm using dial up.

Simon: What? Dial up? And you really think that trash is good enough to be America's Idol?

Jeff: Yes sir, I do. What's wrong with it?

Simon: It's useless, that's what it is. It's dreadful.

Jeff: (hurt) Really?

Simon: Probably the worst I've ever seen. It's ghastly.

Randy: Yeah dawg..'no high speed, Windows 95, it's not good. That thing has no business being an Idol man.

Jeff: Paula, what do you think?

Paula: I think you're very brave for coming here today. Don't give up on your dreams.

Simon: I'm sorry Jeff, two out of three "no's." I'm afraid this is the end of the road for you.

Jeff: Okay. (walks to Ryan)

Paula: Love you anyway!

Ryan: Oooh, tough break, huh? The judges were pretty hard on you. Do you have anything you want to say?

Jeff: I'd just like to say that Windows 95 is still great software and I think there's probably lots of people out there who love it like I do. Simon doesn't know what he's talking about. (exits)

Ryan: That brings up our next contestant. Let's see what the judges have to say about her.

(Aimee enters dressed fancily with a feather boa, and several photos) 

Aimee:             Hi, I'm Aimee, and I think that I should be America's Idol. 

Randy:             What did you bring in with you today, dawg? 

Aimee:             Like, I couldn't bring in my entire wardrobe because it like, wouldn't fit in my suitcase, you know?  So, I brought in my feather boa and some pictures of some of my outfits and shoes and stuff. 

Paula:              I love that boa!  

Simon:             Let me ask you a question Aimee.  How many pairs of shoes do you own? 

Aimee:             (proudly) Last week I counted like, 47 pairs of shoes in my closet. 

Randy:             47, is that all? 

Aimee:             Yes.  Why? Like, isn't that enough? 

Simon:             (mocking her) Like, no, it's not enough!  It isn't nearly enough!  How dare you come into this audition with only 47 pairs of shoes! 

Aimee:             (about to cry) But I like thought that would be good enough. 

Simon:             It's not good enough, Aimee.  We've got girls coming in here with 2, 3 and 400 pairs of shoes, and here you are with your measly 47 pairs! 

Aimee:             I'm sorry. 

Simon:             You ought to be, that's dreadful!  How big is your closet Aimee? 

Aimee:             Maybe 300 square feet. 

Simon:             (laughs hysterically) 300 square feet?  (laughs) 

Randy:             (also laughs) Oh Aimee, that's bad, dawg, real bad.  

Paula:              I'm sorry sweetie.  I know 300 square feet seems like a lot... 

Aimee:             (crying) But most of my friends barely even have a 6 foot closet! 

(Simon and Randy continue to laugh) 

Simon:             I'm sorry kid, I'm not being rude, just honest.  300 Square feet?  (laughs harder

Paula:              (slaps Simon, then Randy) Stop it you two!  Aimee, don't give up, okay?  Someday maybe you'll have a 2 or 3 thousand square foot closet like most of our other Idol hopefuls.  

Aimee:             2 or 3 thousand? (cries and runs off near Ryan) 

Paula:              (calling after her) I love your boa!  That color looks great on you!