This is a routine with a gator puppet acting like a rabbit. He is applying for a job as a magicians bunny. Living in southern Louisiana I thought it would be funny to have him sound cajun because he is from down on the bayou. I did not misspell the words in the routine, I made them to sound as if he is cajun.
I do not mind sharing this routine with anyone. I hope you have fun with it.
Your Gator puppet comes out with rabbit ears on.
Me: Well Hello, why don't you tell us your name?
Gator: Oh yea, My name is Rene Rab bit.
Me: You don't look like a rabbit to me.
Gator: Dis is how den rab bits look down on de bayou. You got a pro blem wi dat cooyon??? (fool)
THE GATOR LOOKS AT ME AND OPENS HIS MOUTH
Rene: Good! Rene don't like it when people nake fun of de way he look, no sir re.
Me: No problem. You just don't look like what I'm use to, but that's OK. Why don't you tell us about yourself.
Rene: Mais, Sounds like (may) I'm de last of ne kind down in de bayou. You not gonna find no rab bits like ne anymo.
Me: Why's that?
Rene: Day all got eaten by de alligators.
Me: Did you ever have any problems with alligators?
Rene: Noo, ol Rene can take care of himself.
Me: I guess so. Well do you have any work experience?
Rene: Mais yea! I once worked at Ryan's, U no dat all U can eat buffet rest au rant.
Me: What did you do there?
Rene: Me, I was a waiter dere.
Me: How long did you work there?
Rene: Just one day. Day fired ne.
Me: What for?
Rene: Well, ol Rene here, ate all de food on de buffet, I could not help meself. You got a pro blem wit dat cooyon? (fool)
RENE AGAIN LOOKS AT ME AND OPENS HIS MOUTH AND THEN HISSES
Me: NO no. Why do you think I should hire you for the job as my rabbit?
Rene: If U no what good for U you will hire ol Rene for de job. Don't U think oh Rene make a good rab bit?
RENE AGAIN GIVES ME THE LOOK AND OPENS HIS MOUTH AND HISSES AGAIN
Me: Oh yea! You look great to me. Look, I have to interview one more applicant. It's just a formality, I'm sure everyone here feels like I do, and think that you should get the job.
RENE LOOKS AROUND THE AUDIENCE AND OPENS HIS MOUTH AND HISSES
Rene: If day no what good for dem.
Me: Well thanks Rene for coming in. Just leave your phone number with my assistant and we'll call you in about 6 months. I do not need to fill the job right now.
Rene: Why dat, do U have a rab bit right now? I'd sure would like to eat him. I mean meet him.
Me: NO no, I was just thinking about getting one in the future.
Rene: Oh, OK, Goobye every one.
Me: WOW! That was interesting.
Nicely done. You could end with the gator asking about benefits.
How many days off do I get? (Well, you need to be there for every show.)
What? That's too much work! (But if I get a bunny I need him a lot.)
Do you have a dental plan? I have to go to the dentist quite often. My arms are too short for me to floss. (I don't have a dental plan.)
Then I don't want to be your rabbit!
The Dental plan
May 22 2011, 7:46 AM
Hey I like the idea of the gator asking about a dental plan. If this was real life, that would be something that the gator would be really interested in.
May 27 2011, 7:13 AM
Nice routine Chris....yes as a job applicant I really like Tony's lines! What age group is this?
I'll try and dig up an ancient video of my gator rabbit routine. There might be an idea there for you. Ax
This Gator routine
May 27 2011, 8:09 AM
I figure this routine is targeted for ages 9 and above with adults being the best group.
The second part of the routine has a rabbit puppet. There are parts of that, that younger children won't understand, like who is David Copperfield, and Terry Fator.
For the younger children, I'm using an idea Terry Wild suggested to me. He is also one of your Axtell Power users owning about 12 or 13 of your puppets and items.
He and I are best friends, even though he lives on the other side of the world, (he lives in Australia). Thanks to you, and this forum, and Skype, him and I talk almost every day.
Steve, I would love to see your Gator/Rabbit routine.
I'm well aware of some professionals being really guarded with their ideas, and routines because this is their lively hood, but by the same token I'm glad that others do not mind sharing their ideas.
The Dental plan
May 27 2011, 8:16 AM
Oh, by the way, I'm adding the part about the dental plan to my routine right now.