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MASTER&  4'2m0f The parable of the master and the servant

ED --   And now, sit down, put your feet up, relax and listen to 
another edition of... Parables on Parade. Tonight's parable comes 
from Luke chapter 17 beginning at verse 7.

"Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the 
sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the 
field, 'Come along now and sit down to eat'? Would he not rather 
say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while 
I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'? Would he 
thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you 
also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should 
say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"    

FRED -- (door opens) Ooo! Ooo! I've got it!

ED --   I'm sure there must be medication you can take for it.

FRED -- See, there you go, trying to rain on my parade again, when 
you have no idea how fantastic my idea is.

ED --   Forgive me if I don't stand and applaud.

FRED -- I know how some of my ideas weren't ideal for radio, But 
this idea is perfect for radio.

ED --   And does this idea of yours have even remotely to do with 
the parable of the master and the servant?

FRED -- Pfff. How can you ask me that? ....Alright, so a few of my 
ideas missed the mark a little.

ED --   I would say that burying $20,000 in gold bullion missed the 
mark more than a little.

FRED -- It WAS for the parable of the hidden treasure, wasn't it?

ED --   Where did you bury the $20,000 in gold bullion.

FRED -- (low) I don't remember.

ED --   I rest my case.

FRED -- But this one...this one is fool proof.

ED --   Right.

FRED -- No really!. There are no gimmicks, no large investments...

ED --   No water involved? Nothing explodes?

FRED -- Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Niet.

ED --   Alright, let's hear it.

FRED -- Well... actually, YOU have to do more than just hear it.

ED --   You didn't do another rewrite on the Bible, did you?

FRED -- Only to increase the understanding of it. And YOU get to 
read the part of the master.

ED --   Well, that's a step up from the parable of the pearl, where 
I had to play the part of the pearl.

FRED -- You looked just like a pearl! I thought sure that play would 
work! 

ED --   Nothing struck you as strange about a pearl doing a 
pantamime on radio?

FRED -- This one was written specifically for radio. You're really 
gonna like it.

ED --   Well, I don't know...

FRED -- It even captures the MEANING of the parable. This time I 
even read the footnotes in my study Bible. They say this parable 
is about humility and knowing your roll in life. This play 
captures that meaning perfectly. What do you say?

ED --   Well, alright...

FRED -- Here's your script.

ED --   What's this? After my first line, I say essentially the same 
thing over and over again.

FRED -- Well, then, now you know your roll in life. From the top 
please.

ED --   Staff, the reason I called this meeting is to thank you for 
doing your job. Thank you, Mr Hickock.

FRED -- (John Wayne) Shucks, I only done my duty.

ED --   Thank you, Mr Chang.

FRED -- (Chinese) Ahso, honorable servant onry doing his duty.

ED --   Thank you, Mr Kelly.

FRED -- (Irish) Faith 'n Begora, Ui wus only doin' moi duty.

ED --   Thank you, Mr Hernadez.

FRED -- (Mexican) Si Senor, I was only doing my duty.

ED --   Thank you, Mr Goldstein.

FRED -- (Jewish) Oi Vey, I was only doinG my dudy.

ED --   Thank you, Mr Mohamed.

FRED -- (ghetto) Yo, baby, I wus only doin' ma duty, ya know what um 
sayin'?

ED --   Tune in next time for another edition of Parables on Parade.

FRED -- Hey, I had five more lines. What do you think you're doing?

ED --   (ghetto) Yo, baby, I wus only doin' ma duty, ya know what um 
sayin'?


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