BACK

MTSINAI  3'2m0f Moses and Aaron receive the ten commandments

(Fire horn, long blast)

AARON -- Moses! What was that?

MOSES -- That was the Lord talking, Aaron.

AARON -- Can't he whisper?

MOSES -- He's the Lord. He can talk as loud as he wants to.

AARON -- Well, I can't understand a thing he's saying.

MOSES -- I can. He's talking to me.

AARON -- Moses the big shot. Always talking to the Lord. How 
come he never talks to me?

(horn blast)

What's he saying now?

MOSES -- He wants you and me to set foot on the mountain.

AARON -- Oh, no, you don't.

MOSES -- Why not?

AARON -- You saw what he just did to the mountain. He burned the 
top right off of it. Look, it's still smoking. And you want me 
to go up there?

MOSES -- Oh, that was just a warning to the others not to set 
foot on the sacred mountain. 

AARON -- What happens if someone sets foot on the mountain?

MOSES -- We have to stone them to death.

AARON -- (afar) See ya.

MOSES -- Wait a minute! That doesn't mean you! You're Aaron, the 
priest. He invited you.

AARON -- What does he want me for?

MOSES -- Lunch.

AARON -- See ya.

MOSES -- Wait a minute. I was just kidding. He's going to give 
us the ten commandments.

AARON -- (afar) I just remembered, I left something on the 
stove. Bye.

MOSES -- Get back here. Listen, if you don't go with me, the 
ground might open up and swallow you.

AARON -- (shouts) Where?!

MOSES -- Get off me!

AARON -- I don't see any cracks, do you?

MOSES -- Of course you don't see any cracks. Get down. That's 
better. 

AARON -- I'm still alive!

MOSES -- Of course you're still alive. I didn't say the ground 
WOULD swallow you up. I said it might -- IF you don't go with 
me.

AARON -- Alright, I'll go. But do we have to go all the way to 
the top? It's still smoking up there. It looks hot.

MOSES -- No, we just have to go a few feet further. Come on.

(footsteps in sand)

AARON -- Okay, but I don't know why you can't go alone.

(horn)

Oh, man, tell him to turn down the volume or give us ear plugs!

MOSES -- The Lord is speaking again.

AARON -- What's he saying?

(horn)

MOSES -- He's giving us the ten commandments. Write this down.
"You shall have no other gods before me." Did you get that?

AARON -- What do you mean, did I get that?

MOSES -- Didn't you write it down?

AARON -- No. I didn't bring a pencil.

MOSES -- Oh, man!

AARON -- Well, I'm a sculptor, not a secretary. What am I gonna 
do with a pencil?

MOSES -- Well, what HAVE you got to write with?

AARON -- Nothing.

MOSES -- What's in your apron there.

AARON -- A hammer and a chisel. I'm a sculptor, remember?

MOSES -- Okay chisel God's words into these rocks here.

AARON -- You're kidding.

(horn)

MOSES -- Hurry, he's giving us another commandment.

AARON -- Okay. Here goes. 

(plink, plink, plink, plink -- continues to end of sketch)

MOSES -- Okay, here's the second commandment. "You shall not 
make yourself any idols and you shall not bow down to idols." 
Got that?

AARON -- (plink, plink, plink) Huh?

MOSES -- I said did you get that?

AARON -- Say, do you want the number TEN in arabic or roman 
numerals? What.

MOSES -- I'll be right back.

AARON -- Where are you going?

MOSES -- (afar) I'm going to tell my wife I'll be late for dinner.

AARON -- (afar) How do you spell COMMANDMENTS?

MOSES -- (afar) I'll tell her to hold breakfast too.


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

BACK