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Buford T. Mottlebot

This skit can be done with either seasoned performers OR volunteers. It is not making fun of anyone, so volunteers are perfectly acceptable.

skit notes

I saw this done at a campfire where they invited all the ASMs up. The ASM at the very end had never seen the skit done before, and changed every line when it got to him. So instead of "My name is Buford T. Mottlebot, and I like cutting with skissors and kicking cans, sweeping, doing laundry and squats," he'd say, "My name is Pedro Bautista and I like Skittles and Kit Kats, sleeping, lounging, and doing squat."

The scouts loved it.

I highly recommend that if you spot a clown like that, stick him at the end.

This skit requires a line of people, and there are multiple ways to do it.

The first way to do it is to have the first person say "My name is Buford T. Mottlebot, and I like cutting with skissors," with an appropriate action. The words and motion then go down the line. Then the first person says, "My name is Buford T. Mottlebot, and I like cutting with skissors and kicking a can." That goes down the line as well. Each round adds an action.

The second way is to have each person initiate an action. So the first person would say "My name is Buford T. Mottlebot, and I like cutting with skissors." Then the second person would say that line and add the next action, the third person would say both things and add another, and so on.

Another way is to have it go back and forth, with each added action going back to the first person. If the first person has a good memory, this helps the group by repeating the lines over and over.

Lines can include:

cutting with skissors (yes, with a hard K)

doing laundry

eating an apple

doing squats

kicking a can

or any actions that are Scout-appropriate.

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