I play a Comic Host in Rush Hour, the RMCC family worship experience, but I also work for the Creative Arts Director doing various RH tasks like editing scripts, making props and costumes as needed, stuff like that.
Soooo, I recently revamped a script for Rush Hour and well… first maybe I should explain the way I write… I let my mind imagine a scene playing out. I WATCH the scene in my head and just write down what I see and hear.
When I recently edited in an Einstein-type character, the voice I imagined in my head had an exaggerated German accent. Here’s what the actor actually needed to say…
COMIC HOST: We ask that the Bible Bowlers* let everyone else catch up. Don’t blurt out answers to the questions OK? That wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the people who are not yet Bible experts.
THIS, however, is the way I transcribed the scene in the script:
COMIC HOST: (German accent) Unt NOW! Vee gunna ask dat ze Bible Bowlahs let ze rrrest of de beoples catchen-zee up vis you, unt you don’t anzer ze qvetions too early. Dat vill not be fay-ah for ze rrrrest of ze beoples who are not expertz YET in ze Bibluuuuhl, Yah!
NOTE TO SELF: If you don’t want the OTHER Comic Host at our sister campus (who uses this same script) to push you in the dirt… next time, just use plain English… he can add the accent.
errr, I mean, I’m sorry Brian. That must have been nearly impossible to read. Seriously, Dude. Please forgive me. hugs, V-
PS. Dear Co-Host Dawn, I’m sorry that onstage I kept calling you “Helga” all morning. OK. No. I’m not. not. really. sorry. Because it was funny and it’s even funnier knowing your enitre family will be calling you Helga for weeks and weeks now and in fact you may never live this one down and every time I think about it I start laughing again and… …I’m not worried about you pushing me in the dirt because I’m not sure you could catch me and there I’ve said it out loud now well sort of because I’m not really talking I’m typing but just the same whatever and I’m pretty sure there’s nothing you can do about it now anyway because it’s water under the bridge and you have to be nice to me because we’re Christians and I’m pretty sure God will strike you with lightening if you seek revenge and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that. Mwahahahahaha!!! er… I mean… hugs, v-
*We have a youth team that competes nationally with their Bible skills and knowledge. These guys are nationally ranked and have some SERIOUS skills when it comes to the Bible. Check ’em out here.