Becoming a Detective
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Three scouts are lined up, waiting for something.

Leader walks up to to where the three scouts are waiting:

Leader: Congratulations on being the three finalists for the open detective position in our detective squad. A detective needs to learn how to notice things. The best of you at noticing things will be my new detective.

(Leader opens envelope and pulls out picture)

Leader: (to Scout 1) What can you tell me about this man?

Scout 1: He only has one eye.

Leader: (Upset) Of course there's only one eye. This is profile photo. (pause) You'd make a lousy detective. You're dismissed.

Scout 1 leaves dejected

Leader: (to Scout 2) What can you tell me about this man?

Scout 2: He only has one ear.

Leader: (More Upset) Weren't you listening? Of course there's only one ear. This is a picture of the man's profile. You'd make a lousy detective. (pause) You're dismissed.

Scout 2 leaves, fake crying

Leader: (to Scout 3) What can you tell me about this man?

Scout 3: He wears contacts

Leader is astonished, he thumbs through the manilla envelope, verifying the information.

Leader: That's absolutely right. You're hired. Now tell me, how did you know that?

Scout 3: Well duh! with only one eye and only one ear, he couldn't wear glasses

Equipment

Profile photo of an adult male, Manilla envelope, (Optional) Large sign reading "Pack or Troop or Camp" Detective Tryouts

Preparation

Put photo in manilla envelope. Leader carries with him.

Skit ContributorFerdinand Tretter

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