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OLD MAC DONALD

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OLD MAC DONALD

    INTERACTIVE PUPPET PERFORMANCE TRACKS

    “OLD MACDONALD” 5 min.

    FOR USE WITH AXTELL’S “OLD STORYTELLER” PUPPET

    ? COPYRIGHT 2006 AXTRAX PUBLISHING

    DIV. OF AXTELL EXPRESSIONS! (805) 642-7282 www.axtell.com

    WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: STEVE AXTELL

    SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS: BILL BOLEY, GREG JACKSON & RYAN AXTELL

    MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS AND ENGINEERING BY: GREG JACKSON

    RECORDED AT: TREEHOUSE PRODUCTIONS AND AXTELL ENTERTAINMENT

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    PAUSES HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE RECORDING TO ANTICIPATE AUDIENCE LAUGHTER

    YOU CAN MODIFY THE (YOU) LINES TO FIT YOUR PERSONALITY. REWRITE AND BE CREATIVE!

    SOUND ADVICE: You can perform this routine by playing the mp3 on a quality "boom box" portable stereo mp3 player in small areas, or over a professional sound system in large areas such as an auditorium or outside. Do not play on a small inexpensive player because the sound will distort when you try to play it loudly.

    The mp3 should be played with plenty of volume. Kids will be laughing hard and will miss the routine if it is too quiet, and adults may keep laughter to a minimum for fear of missing parts of the program. The volume of the mp3 should be set about the same as if you were speaking over a microphone to be heard by the group, or louder.

    You may want to actively pause the mp3 during your performance in case you get a large audience laugh (we hope you do) after one of the jokes.

    It is best to have the mp3 played over a public address system and have the soundman preset the volume level to be compatible with your microphone level.

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    Storyteller puppet in a case or off-stage out of view. Begin your presentation with the

     OPENING MUSIC

    YOU: Hey, everyone! How many of you have heard

    the song “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”?

    (audience response) Well, we have a very

    special guest for you today: it‟s Old MacDonald

    himself. Let‟s give him a big round of applause

    (Bring him out looking at the ground and back

    at you nervously).

Mac: Ooh no! Uhh…careful now. Don‟t drop me- it‟s

    a l-o-n-g way down there (he leans over

    horizontally staring at the ground).

You: Well, don‟t worry. I won‟t let you fall.

    Mac: (Looking up at you) Oh no, I‟m stuck. Can you

    help me up?

You: Oh, sure.

     SQUEAKY FX (Pull on his elbow to lift

    him back upright during sound effect.)

Mac: (Slowly turns) Thank you.

You: You‟re welcome.

    Mac: You know, I like to keep my feet on the

    ground. I‟m and old farmer.

You: How old are you, anyway, 70?

Mac: 70!!…ha, ha, ha,…70!!…ha, ha,

     ha…oooh!

    (He begins laughing, becoming

    hysterical- loses his balance)

You: Careful now, don‟t fall.

Mac: Oh no, it‟s a l-o-n-g way down there.

     SQUEAKY FX (He leans over horizontally staring at the ground- his back creaks again as

    you lift him up).

    Ah……Thank you.

    You: You‟re welcome. Old MacDonald, so, how old are you? Are you 80?

Mac: Hah! Not even close.

You: OK…90?

Mac: (Shakes head and chuckles)…Nah, I‟m so old that at my last birthday party, they had to

    call the fire department to help me blow out the candles! Hah!

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     SIREN FX

You: (laugh)

Mac: I‟m a very old antique, so don‟t drop me- hah… it‟s a l-o-n-g way down there (he stays

    down staring below). Uuh…nice shoes. . (He comments while looking down)

     SQUEAKY FX. (His back creaks as you help him up again).

    Ah, Thank you.

    You: You‟re welcome. Now Old MacDonald, tell us about that famous song.

Mac: Well, it‟s a really catchy tune. Goes like this:

     Old MacDonald had a farm

    G-I-G-I Joe…

You: Excuse me…don‟t you mean E-I-E-I-O?

    Mac: E-I-E-I-Oh yeah, I keep forgettin‟. Huh! You know, there‟s

    two ways to tell if you‟re getting old: one is a loss of memory,

    the second, ( Scrunch his face down by pulling down on your

    pinky and index fingers in his eyebrows) ...I forget.

     Oh well, here we go:

     Old MacDonald had a farm

    E-I-K-LM---N---O----Q… (becoming confused)

You: Old MacDonald?

Mac: Oh no, I forgot it again…aah. Hey, how „bout if you help me sing that part, would ya‟?

You: Sure, we‟ll do that, won‟t we? (audience response)

Mac: OK…

     Old MacDonald had a farm…

All: E-I-E-I-O (you encourage audience to sing here)

Mac: And on this farm I had a cow…

All: E-I-E-I-O

Mac: …Yeah, yeah, old Bessie… you know, and I, and I had a horse...hee hee...and I, and I

    had a few chickens too...don‟t forget the pigs...and then there was the ducks (laughs) little

    wobblin‟ back and forth when they walk... I had a dog…and a couple of cats...oh, and

    Smittie the goldfish (laughs)...and an armadilla and a gorilla, or was it a gorilla with an

    umbrella? I don‟t know.

You: (Interrupting him- you act like you are talking, but he can’t hear you).

Mac: Huh? What? Hang...hang on a minute…(turns away from you and yells into the air)

    Q-U-I-E-T!! (all noise stops)

    (Old Mac turns directly to you) How can I help ya‟?

You: Could we finish the song, please?

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Mac: What song? O yeah, ha…I was getting‟ to that. And now for the big finish:

     Old MacDonald had a farm,

    E-I------E-I-------Oooooooo…

Mac: …Ooooh...careful now, it‟s a l-o-n-g way down there (he stares down)).

     CLOSING MUSIC

    You: Ha, ha…thank you, Old MacDonald, for coming in today (You are struggling to keep him

    from falling). Give him a big round of applause.

     SQUEAKY FX (He sits upright during the sound effect) Ooh…careful, careful...thank you.

    NOTE: You won’t be able to pull him up by his elbow because you will be holding him with both

    hands, so make a deliberate act of helping him upright and it will look like you helped him

    with your other hidden hand.

    THE END

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