Rubbishing Mr. Punch
contributed by Mr Bimbamboozle
This little snippet is a guaranteed laugh with most kids. I find that the best laughs from kids are not always from visual situations but often when you stimulate them to create a picture with their imaginations.
In this case Punch is sitting on the playboard, legs dangling. He is rocking too and fro, perhaps singing. He rocks too far back, and, with a squawk, overbalances and falls backwards out of site.
Joey, as he is coming into view, but looking down, apparently at Mr Punch on the floor:
Looks at kids:
"Was that Mr Punch falling down?"
Joey, looking down behind the playboard:
"He's fallen right in the rubbish!"
"He's got his bottom stuck in the bin"
Turning back to kids:
"Serves him right, the silly sausage."
Just because there isn't any funny dialogue please don't dismiss this as worthless. Joey has a chortle in his voice when he says "He's fallen right in the rubbish" and the kids are amused - some laugh - but they all laugh when Joey adds the punchline because the kids really see Punch in his predicament.