Skeletons in the Closet-Drama Skit

Skeletons in the Closet-Drama Skit

Themes: Virtues & vices; secret sins; lying; the lies we tell ourselves; hiding from others; honesty; things we don't want others to know about ourselves
Categories: Friendship, Sin, Christian Living, Women's Ministry 

Beth thinks Louise and Margo are two of the "most together, well-balanced, organized women" she knows: they exercise, eat healthy, read their Bibles, keep a tidy home, handle anger appropriately and never gossip.  Or so Beth thinks.  But when the host of the reality show "Clean Sweep" (a show about messes and disorganization) arrives, Beth realizes Louise and Margo have more than their fair share of skeletons in their closet.

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 4 (4 Female)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

This is a sample from the middle of the of the skit.

(After a discussion about power walking, losing weight, and being organized, the skit picks up from here.  The host from "Clean Sweep" has just came in to peak in the ladies "closets")

Host:                Did somebody mention a closet? 

Beth:                Who are you? 

Host:                I'm the host of .Clean Sweep..  

Beth:                What's .Clean Sweep?. 

Louise:              I know that show.  It's where you go into people's messy, disorganized rooms and help them clear out the clutter.  You get rid of anything unnecessary and help people organize whatever is left.   

Host:                That's correct. 

Beth:                (jumping up, excited) Are you here to help me?   

Host:                I'm afraid your closets will have to wait for another day.  Today I'm here to help out your two friends.   

Louise & Margo look at each other quizzically, then look at the host, confused 

Louise & Margo(at the same time) Huh? 

Host:                That's right ladies, you've been chosen to play .Clean Sweep,. so without any further delay, let's see what's in your closet! 

The host dramatically pulls off the sheet to each closet 

Margo:              (very nervous) Wait a minute, I don't think I want to play this game. 

Louise:              (also nervous) Me either. 

Margo:              (grabbing Beth and hurriedly 'shoving. her toward the host) Beth can have my turn.  She needs it more than I do. 

Louise:              Yeah, she could really use your help!  No offense, Beth. 

Beth:                None taken. (to the host, excited) Will you help me instead?

Host: Your friends need a clean sweep more than you do today.

Beth: But how is that possible? These are two of the most together, well-balanced, organized women I know!

Host: You might be surprised. Let's get started. Who wants to go first?

Louise & Margo: (pointing at each other, speaking at the same time) She can!

Margo: You go first, Louise.

Louise: No, you first, Margo. I insist.

Beth: (to the host) You're closest to that closet. (points toward Louise's closet) Why don't you start there?

Host: All right then. (dramatically) Louise, what's in your closet? (opens the door)

Beth and Margo gasp

Beth: Are those what I think they are?

Host: (pulls out a box of Twinkies) It looks like we have several boxes of Twinkies and Hostess cupcakes....(pulls out a girdle) and a Playtex "mega" girdle.

Louise: (embarrassed, grabs the girdle from host and tries to hide it) Give me that!

Beth: That's how you lost an inch and a half off your waist and thighs--a mega girdle?

Margo: (with her mouth open in disbelief) You told me you started working out!

Louise: (to Margo) I tried exercising, honestly I did, but it was so hard! I don't know if you realize this but when you're out of shape, exercise is very painful. I couldn't make myself do it.

Beth: (takes the box of Twinkies from the host) And what about these? I thought self-control was a fruit of the spirit.

Louise: (tries to laugh it off) I've never been much of a fruit eater.