Skit: Koala at Customs
Students prepare and perform a funny, short (1 page) skit that takes place in Japan. There are two parts: the Passenger and the Officer. The passenger is found to have concealed a live koala in their bag.
A plane has landed in Japan, and passengers from Australia go through customs. Passengers answer the questions asked by the customs officer and explain what they brought with them. Some passengers have Australian native animals concealed in their luggage…
Suitcase, passport, soft toy animals (eg. koala), personal belongings (eg. clothes, underwear, etc.)
O: そうですか。ありがとう。(Returns the passport) かばんをあけてください。
P: はい。(Opens the bag)
O: (Points to one of the items) これはなんですか。
P: ＿＿＿＿＿＿です。(Opens up the box and shows the content)
O: (Indicates another item) これはなんですか。
P: (Startled and hesitant) これは・・・・。
P: はい・・・。(Reluctantly opens it up. Koala pops its head up)
(The officer claps his/her hands. A group of officers come out and drag the passenger away.)
P: あっ、あっ、ごめんなさい! ごめんなさい! ごめんなさいっ!!
- The customs officer may be friendly, flexible, unfriendly, inflexible or impatient.
- The passengers may have concealed other animals, such as lizards(とかげ), snakes(へび), spiders(くも) etc.
- This conversation can be extended by officer asking これでなにをしますか。(What do you do with this?) when the officer checks personal belongings.
When your skit is ready, why not enter it into the Japan Foundation Video Matsuri Contest! Check the details by using the url below.
Please read the article “Developing Your Own Skits”
Created by Himiko Negishi-Wood, Shingo Usami and Cathy Jonak. (2003 Mar)