Panda and Castle Sketch A Brief Sketch by Amaryllis Graybill Created in May, 2010 Characters: Big Panda Little Panda Chubby Panda Buff Panda Panda w/ Hat Ninja Scene: Several pandas are collected together, wandering around in a bedroom. The furniture in the room is all much larger than the pandas, even Big Panda. The pandas seem bored. Suddenly, Little Panda notices something. Little Panda: Squeak! All the other pandas look around. Little Panda is indicating a box overflowing with candy. The other Pandas start getting excited. They all start bouncing over to the box. Ninja: Hey! A set of hands come out from above. Ninja: That's my candy! Large feet appear as the hands from above scoop the box of candy away. Ninja: If you want any candy, you'll have to buy some from me. This candy is for my school fundraiser. Any of you have a dollar for a candy bar? The pandas look put upon. Chubby Panda fiddles with paws. Ninja: No? OK. You won't get any, then, I'm afraid. The large feet disappear off the screen. Chubby Panda mocks ninja. He waves his paws and acts huffy. Stomps around in a circle, brandishing an imaginary box. Panda with Hat pokes Chubby Panda, then shakes his finger. All pandas' heads droop. Buff Panda: Chuff, chuff, chuff. Rubs at eyes with paw. Little panda walks over and pats Buff Panda on shoulder. Little Panda: Chitter, chitter, squeak. Buff Panda nods head. Tissue descends from above. Big Panda wiggles tissue. Buff Panda sniffs at tissue, then nibbles at a corner. Little Panda: Squeak?! Chitterchitterchitterchitter- Buff Panda: Squeak? Buff Panda continues to nibble at tissue. Other pandas begin to sniffle. Little Panda's ears wiggle. Little Panda scrambles up to Big Panda's ear. Little Panda: Squeak squeak squeak... Big Panda: Squeak. Big Panda wanders out of camera view. Loud metal scraping noises eminate from out of view. Eventually, a metal desk is pushed on to the scene, followed by Big Panda. Little Panda scrambles on to the desk. Little Panda: Squeak! Other pandas turn to look. Little Panda brandishes a laser pointer that seems to have come out of no where. Little Panda places paws and pointer behind his back and begins to pace back and forth across the desk. Intro theme from 'The Great Escape' movie starts playing. Little Panda: Squeak. Squeak, squeak squeak squeak. SQUEAK-squee. Little Panda whips out pointer on emphasised words. Little Panda stands silent for a moment, watching all the eyes of the other pandas wtching the pointer. Little Panda whips pointer behind back again. All pandas' eyes follow the pointer behind Little Panda's back. The pandas continue to stare at the area of chest that the pointer is behind. Little Panda: Hrm-hrm. All the pandas look up. Little Panda pulls out a sheet of paper and begins to write on it furiously. Big Panda leans over slightly to see what Little Panda is writing. Little Panda leans back and lifts up the sheet of paper. Buff Panda: Ooohh...... Panda with Hat: Aahhh... Chubby Panda: Tookee too kee. Big Panda looms over Chubby Panda. Chubby Panda: Hrm-hrm. Oo-oh.... The sheet of paper that Little Panda is holding up depicts a crudely drawn stickman-ninja, a rectangle of paper with a dollar sign scratched into it, and a box with 'Kaaandi' written on to it. Little Panda: Squeak! All Pandas: Squeak! Camera cuts to pandas standing around the base of a lawn mower. A large pair of feet appear. Ninja: I think you're a little small for that. Buff Panda: Hrrrrm! Hrrrrm!! Ninja: Um, I don't think even you can move that. Chubby Panda: Whrwhrwhrwhr WH-yR. Chubby Panda mocks ninja with waving hands. Panda with Hat elbows Chubby Panda. Panda with Hat: Yerp. Chubby Panda: Mmmm... Big Panda leans over and starts nibbling at the grass. Ninja: Haaaa... I don't think you can mow the grass by eating it all. That's a lot of grass. Pandas gather into a little circle and start chittering to each other. Little Panda: Squeak! Little Panda points out of view. Pandas follow finger. They all start getting excited. All the pandas race off screen, then come back on carrying a watering can. Little Panda: Squeak! Little Panda looks up at Ninja. A crack of thunder is heard. It starts raining. Little Panda looks down. Other pandas hang head. They all shuffle off screen after the Ninja, leaving the watering can in view. Camera cuts to next view. All the pandas are collected together at the base of a stairwell. They are milling around looking bored and confused. Little Panda: Squeak! Little Panda points up the stairwell. All the pandas look at Little Panda, then follow his paw to where it is pointing. Chubby Panda: Squeak! Panda w/ Hat: Squeak! Buff Panda: Squeak! Big Panda: Squeak! Camera pans up the stairwell to the top to pause infront of a castle. The castle is sparkling and shimmering with a backdrop of clouds behind it. Camera blinks back down to the pandas. The pandas shiver slightly. Big Panda: Squeak? Other Pandas: Squeak. Camera fades to black. Hazy scene appears where all the pandas are rolling around in gold and jewels.Camera cross-fades back to pandas. Little panda pops up on the head of Big Panda. Little Panda: SQUEAK! All the pandas's ears twitch slightly, they shuffle around and look at each other. Little Panda scoots over to Big Panda's ear. Little Panda: Squeak squeak squeak... Big Panda nods head. Big Panda: SQUARJ. Pandas stand to attention, then charge up the stairwell. Little Panda continues to ride on back of Big Panda as Big Panda chases other pandas up the stairs. Pandas reach top of stairs and stop. Camera pans over panda faces, then blinks to castle. Blinks back to pandas. Chubby Panda: Squeak? Buff Panda: Squeak. Panda w/ Hat: Squeak? Buff Panda shrugs. Camera blinks to castle, then zooms out. Castle is as big as Little Panda and the castle is infront of a cloud patterned pillow. Big Panda shuffles behind a cloud patterned pillow. Buff Panda shuffles to one edge of the pillow. Little panda stands infront of castle. Panda w/ Hat pokes around from side of pillow. Chubby Panda pops up on top of pillow. Chubby Panda: Squah-squeak! Chubby Panda stands on hind legs and wiggles precariously on pillow. Little Panda: Squeak! Chitterchitterchitterchitterchitter- Little Panda shakes fist at Chubby Panda. Big Panda lifts Chubby Panda off of pillow, then shakes paw at Chubby Panda. Pillow falls forward on Little Panda. Little Panda: Squark! Buff panda lifts corner of pillow. Little Panda: Squeak! Pandas all start giggling. After a few seconds they stop. Little Panda crawls out from underneath pillow. Buff Panda tugs on egde of pillow, slightly pulling off the pillow case. Big Panda sets Chubby Panda on top of pillow. Buff Panda pulls on edge of pillowcase, pulling it off, and setting Chubby Panda off balance. Chubby Panda: Squark! Chubby Panda regains balance. Chubby Panda: Chitterchitterchitterchitterchitter- Buff Panda pulls on pillowcase again, setting Chubby Panda off balance again. Chuby Panda teeters, then falls off the pillow. Little Panda: Cheep! All pandas look at Little Panda. Little Panda: Squeak squeak squeak squeak. Buff Pandatugs off pillowcase the rest of the way. Chubby Panda sits up and scrambles out of view. Big Panda picks up two corners of the pillowcase. Panda with Hat: Squeeee-squeak squeakkoo! Squeeee-squeak squeakkoo! Squeeee-squeak squeakkoo! Chubby Panda enters back in view with blue sign. The sign has a drawing of a car with little animals inside of it. Above the drawing is written: Rides! 5¢ Soon, various animals start appearing. They walk up to Little Panda, give him a nickel,or in the case of the seals, a handful of pennies, and then proceed to be tugged around by Big Panda. Animals: Whee! Soon, it appears to have been a long day. No more animals are showing up for a ride, and Big Panda is panting heavily. Little Panda: Squeak! Little panda walks around and pats all of the pandas on the back. Squeak, he says to each of them. A large pair of shoes walk into the frame. Ninja: Wow, you guys look tired. What have you been up to? Little Panda: Squeak sque- Chubby Panda: SQUEAK squea- Buff Panda: chitterchitterchitterchitter Big Panda: SQUARK. There is a deep silence for a few seconds. Ninja: I see. Well, um, how would you guys like a candy bar? All the pandas' eyes brighten up. They all dive for the pile of coins, then push it over to Ninja. Ninja: Oh, hey! You managed to earn some money after all. I was just going to give you candy bars, but this is great! I really appreciate this. Two large hands reach down and scoop the cooins from the midst of the triumphantly posing pandas. The hands disappear off screen for a moment, then reappear with several candy bars. Each panda bounces up and chooses a candy bar from Ninja's hand. The pandas look around at Chubby Panda as he starts noisily eating his candy bar. Little Panda: Squeak. Chubby Panda: Squeak? Chuff, chuff, ch- Big Panda: SQUEAK. Chubby Panda walks up to Ninja's feet. Chubby Panda: Squeak. Chubby Panda looks apologetic. A large hand reaches down and pat Chubby Panda on the head. Ninja: It's OK. I never took offense at you mocking. Chubby Panda perks up, then toddles back over to the unfinished candy bar. Soon, all the pandas are happily munching away and chittering at each other. Roll Credits Break Credits Several fat pandas are lying on the ground. None of them are moving, and occasionally, a moan can be heard from them. Continue Credits The End
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