Jim asked for some ideas for his new Chicken in a Bucket from Axtell. Here is what the chat room came up with.
<Jim Maurer> do any of you have Fred the
chicken . . .
> Is Fred from Axtell?
<Jim Maurer> Yeah. He's new. The chcken in the
> Jim, we don't have Fred. I think he's a plucky
> He has a leg up the competition. Always ready to
join a band.
> Carries two drumsticks.
<Jim Maurer> I just ordered him. I was hoping to
hear how he handles. He has a head stick and
string instead of just the hand in mouth.
> The headstick will allow you to separate yourself
a little further from him, adding to the illusion.
<Jim Maurer> Free material. Thanks! Drumsticks-
> You could have him pretend to throw things out
of the bucket.
> Offer to take up a collection. Pass the bucket.
> Kick the bucket jokes.
<popsy08> There use to be a set of colored egg
that came in a carton and they came apart and
inside was an object telling part of the Easter
<DenniS> Get a "fake" bottle of hot sauce to make
hot wings...he gags as you shake it on him
> I forgot about that. I think I may have a set
> Invite him to a barbecue as guest of honor.
> If a joke goes bad, Fred can say, Hey folks I'm
just winging it!
> Fred's dream is to be accepted as an angel.
Many of his children have ENTERED the
> Better copy and paste this stuff.
> IF there is such a thing as reincarnation he
wants to come back as a feather duster, or
> Make up funny names for KFC. What could it
<DenniS> or a pig.....the other white meat
> Or in church, Kids for Christ.
> Keep Fowls Clucking!
<Jim Maurer> I was thinking he could keep denying
he's a chciken. "I've been framed! It's a
mistake!" You've got the wrong bird.
> I'm an endangered species!
<DenniS> Kernal FunkHe Chicken
> That means you'll be extinct.
<Jim Maurer> "You are?" "I am now!"
> You're extinct!
> I don't stink.
> I said you're extinct.
> My eggs don't stink.
> You can't eat me yet! I work for the Easter
Bunny! Where do you think those eggs come
<Jim Maurer> "Why does everyone describe me
as finger lickin good. I DONT EVEN HAVE
> You're a ventriloquist/ So what? You never see
my lips move either.
> He could bite your finger when you wag it at him.
Then stick it in your mouth. He says, "Don't lick
your fingers around me!"
<Jim Maurer> "what do you people have to
complain about? Ever try kissing your wife with a
> I kiss her and all I get is another bill.
<Jim Maurer> nice
> Have a big bottle that says 11 Herbs and Spices
<DenniS> Have him be protective of the easter
> Good idea. Then when he finds out they're
plastic he realizes his goose is cooked.
> Or else he wonders what his kids will be like.
<DenniS> his cover is blown
<Jim Maurer> open a plastic egg with a dime or
chocolate in it. He reacts with surprise
> I'd have laid a quarter if I had more cents!
<Jim Maurer> perfect
<DenniS> a bag of feathers on the table......I'm
> Have some feathers loose in the bucket. When
you first open the lid blow into it and they fly out.
> Your next puppet could be a hungry puppet. He
talks about finding your lunch. Tastes like
Thanks folks. For years I've tried to find the dialogue from Dementia 13. Ron
February 23 2008, 6:45 AM
The brainstorming may appear cloudy, but there are some good nuggets in the chicken talk above. There was no pecking order so it may look more like chicken scratch. The skit needs to incubate before it's fully hatched. Perhaps some jokes from HENny Youngman, or a serious part from Rooster Cogburn. Material like this should bring in the chicken feed and that ain't scratch.
P.S. For those in the northern triad nuggets refers to gold, not moose.
Thanks for reading our thoughts on paper, Ron.
This was FUN
February 23 2008, 7:31 AM
THis was a great EXERCISE in creativity! I'm not very creative on the script side...but when you get together as a group and throw things out there...WOW.
I had a great time. Hope to see everyone tonight if I make it back from Niagara Falls in time...Family trip.
ALso going to buy my microphone cable...long enough to reach the closet.
More things I don't understand
February 24 2008, 12:00 PM
First, why did Steve say Tony works in the lowlands? Secondly, why did Tony thank me for reading the skit ideas on paper?
Thirdly, Dennis are you going to Niagara Fall N.Y. or Ontario? Go across the bridge to Ontario..the falls are bigger. Just as Canadian CFL footballs are bigger than NFL footballs. Tony, don't even think of it!
Stand right on the sidewalk with the water and eternity rushing by at your feet. Also look up river to where the scow grounded just before it went over the falls.
I led many a tour to the Falls. Go up to the place where the mighty Blondin walked across a tightrope..blindfolded.
February 25 2008, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the paper cut. I should have said Thanks for reading out thoughts in cyberspace. I have a lot of spacy thoughts, actually. I won't comment on the footballs, but I do agree with you that one should cross over into Canada when at the Niagara Falls. It is so much prettier to look back at the United States!
February 25 2008, 11:31 AM
Wow that's great to see the Chatroom used for such creativity.