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PLANETS1 6' Treasure hunting in outer space

Lucifer Snidely was the world's richest man. He was also the
world's most greedy man. He had more money than anyone else. But
he always wanted more.

One day when he was looking through his telescope he saw that
the planet Saturn had rings.

"Those rings are bright silver!" He exclaimed, "Could they be
made of silver?! If I could get those rings to earth, I'd make a
lot of money!"

But just to be sure, he went to the nearest mountain top
telescope nearby to get a closer look. When he arrived at the
building where the telescope was, he knocked on the door.

The astronomer opened the door, he said, "Yes?"

"I need to look through your telescope!" replied Lucifer Snidely
as he burst right in.

The astronomer answered, "I'm sorry, but I have the telescope
pointed in the other direction."

"You don't understand," said Lucifer Snidely as he pushed a
thick stack of one hundred dollar bills into the hands of the
astronomer and walked right by him to the telescope, "I'm the
world's richest man. Nobody refuses me."

Then, Lucifer Snidely pushed the TURN button on the telescope.

Then with a BUZZ and HUM, the huge telescope turned until it pointed to Saturn. Then Lucifer Snidely looked through the telescope and Saturn looked much larger. But this time, Lucifer Snidely exclaimed, "Yes, Yes, the rings around Saturn are silver but they also sparkle like diamonds. That's not silver, those are diamonds! Millions and millions of diamonds! I'm even more rich than I thought!" Now, Lucifer Snidely was so rich that he owned his own jet plane. So, he ran out of the building and drove to the airport and got in his airplane and he flew to the space center and climbed into the space ship. "Take me to Saturn!" He said. The astronaut replied, "But I'm not going to Saturn. I'm going in the other direction." "You don't understand," said Lucifer Snidely as he pushed a thick stack of one hundred dollar bills into the hands of the astronaut and snarled, "I'm the world's richest man, nobody refuses me. Take me to Saturn now." And he closed the door. The astronaut replied, "But the computer is set to take us to Venus. If you want to go to another planet, you'll have to push the GO button yourself." Lucifer Snidely pushed a thick stack of one hundred dollar bills into the hands of the astronaut and snarled like a crocodile and said, "I must have those diamonds! I'll push the GO button myself if I have to!" So, the astronaut pushed some switches and pulled some levers and said, "Push the go button when I count down to zero. Can you do that?" Lucifer Snidely replied, "I can do that!" So, the astronaut started counting backward, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as the space ship took off. "Why are we going so slowly?!" asked Lucifer Snidely. "Because that's how fast this space ship goes." Replied the astronaut. "Can't you go any faster?" asked Lucifer Snidely. "Well, yes," replied the astronaut, "we COULD sling-shot around the planet Jupiter. That will get us there twice as fast." "Then do it!" replied Lucifer Snidely as he pushed another thick stack of one hundred dollar bills into the hands of the astronaut The astronaut replied, "But that will mean that you will have to push the GO button two more times." Lucifer Snidely replied, "I can do that!" So, the astronaut started counting backward, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as the space ship changed directions and headed toward Jupiter. A short time later, the astronaut said, "As soon as we go by Jupiter, you need to push the button again to sling-shot us to Saturn. Then the astronaut started counting backward, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as the space ship swooped around Jupiter and headed toward Saturn. A short time later, they arrived at Saturn. "Now we need to push the button one more time to slow down and stop," the astronaut said and started counting backward, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as they slowed down and stopped the space ship right next to the rings of Saturn. "Diamonds! Millions and millions of diamonds!" shouted Lucifer Snidely as he put on his space suit. "I'll be rich!" "You're already rich." replied the astronaut as he opened the door for Lucifer Snidely who floated out the door with a big smile on his face and a big bag in his hand to collect diamonds. After Lucifer Snidely left the space ship, the astronaut closed the door. But less than a minute later, Lucifer Snidely knocked on the door. The astronaut opened the door. Lucifer Snidely was angry. "Those sparkling things in the telescope weren't diamonds!" he growled. "They were ice cubes! Take me home." So, the astronaut started counting backward, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as the space ship took off and headed toward Jupiter. A short time later, as the space ship passed near Jupiter, the astronaut said. "It's time to sling-shot around Jupiter and head toward earth. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as the space ship swooshed around Jupiter, changed directions and headed to earth. A short time later, as they arrived at earth, the astronaut said, "Now we need to slow down and land on earth. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0"
The rocket motors sounded like thunder as they slowed down the space ship and landed gently on earth. When Lucifer Snidely got on his jet plane, the pilot asked, "How was your trip to Saturn?" Lucifer Snidely replied, "I paid stacks of hundred dollar bills to an astronomer and an astronaut, but all I got was ice cubes. Bah! Humbug!" 2013 Bob Snook. Conditions for use: Do not sell any part of this script, even if you rewrite it. Pay no royalties, even if you make money from performances. You may reproduce and distribute this script freely, but all copies must contain this copyright statement. http://www.bobsnook.org email: bob@bobsnook.org
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