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Mime at Border Security

List of Characters


Mannesconi(Mime)


He has mime face paint – will immediately draw attention to certain ideas/characteristics associated with mimes.

Horizontal Striped shirt

Black Pants

Beret (if necessary)


Security Guards (x2)


White shirt

Brown/Black Trousers

Dog


Extras (x4-10)


Casual Clothes


Begin Scene


A guy in a line at security – entering the country


Mimes checking his watch – shot hides the fact that he is miming holding bags


Sniffer dog checking out his “bags”- area near him, nothing there


Dog leaves, his hand snatches the air


Mimes putting bags on conveyor belt


Steps through the metal detector - alarm goes off


He has forgotten to take off his belt and shoes! Sighs, mimes takes shoes off and belt.


Goes through the gate (has make up exaggerated Happy face) - doesn't beep


Cuts to the x-ray machine – shows laptop, knife, explosives, 350 ml of water (empty), fruit, wooden crafts (bongos or maracas)


Stopped by security – nothing comes out of the machine


He mimes contents of the bag - mimes drinking contents of empty bottle, he mimes playing with maracas (actuals sound edited in post).


He gets led off by security – left by himself


Security lets him go – stands at attention next to him (Has make up Sadface)


He mimes being stuck in a cage/box


'1 hour later', security guard leaves, he is still stuck


'5 hours later' – Airport is empty. He is still in a box – finds a way out (Mime Elevator, Stairs, No Roof)


Mannesconi Slinks away


End Sketch (Potential end, punchy end could be good too)

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