Goober and the rest of the One Way Express team journeyed to Steamboat Rock, Iowa for the pre-Easter Egg Hunt puppet show. First Goober went to where Mapquest said the address was located. After we ended up in a corn field, got a call from Pastor Gary leading us into the proper place and unloaded everything we were good to go.
Goober, Rickey, and Mickey hauled out their trusty map of Iowa looking for Rockboat Thingy, Iowa. After 5 minutes of looking over the map, Pastor Gary managed to convince the boys that they were already there.
Pastor Gary asked the three if they were ready for the upcoming holiday. All three indicated they were and went behind the stage to get ready. They came up wearing green hats and green bow ties and told everybody,”Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!” The kids in the audience ALL tried to correct the boys. Crestfallen, they took down their St. Patty’s decorations and came up with hearts and told everyone, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Again corrections from the audience. “Election Day?”, NO! “Labor Day?” NO!!!!!!!!!!!! The boys got out their Nativity set and said “Christmas!” No, it’s Easter the kids yelled.
Easter, I know Goober replied that’s the Day Peter Cottontail came out of the tomb and gave eggs and presents to all of Jesus’ disciples. Choruses of “NO!” from the audience while Pastor Gary shook his head and placed his hand on his forehead.
Pastor Gary then got a chance to share the “correct” version of the Easter story with the kids. Goober, Ricky and Mickey launched into their own rendition of a classic Easter hymn.
Lo in the Grave Him lay, Jesus my Savior, Buying stuff on E-bay, Jesus my Lord
Up from the grave Him a Lilly, An’ I know it sounds pretty silly, Him’s the Lilly of the Valley, Jesus is His name, And He’ll live forever, With His saints in the rain, Him a Lilly, Him a Lilly, Hallelujah Christ a Lilly.
Pastor Gary and Goober then proceeded to have an argument about whether Jesus arose or whether Jesus a lilly. The kids in the audience sided with Goober.
Emboldened by the kids agreeing with them the boys went into one of their skits: Master Puppet Theater Presents….
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been?
Goober started the recitation, no cat. Mickey was unable to buy a cat, due to the fact that e-bay was no longer accepting Pastor Gary’s credit card. Goober asked for something cute and furry. Mickey said OK and rustled behind the stage. He gave Goober the go head because he’d found something furry and cute. Take 2
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been? Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Mickey had found our naughty sheep. Goober got upset and told Mickey he needed a member of the cat family. Mickey said OK. Take 3
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been Ro-oaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar! Mickey had found a lion. The lion was not happy he had been awakened and he began to chase Goober.
Goober was upset this was NOT what Master Puppet theater was supposed to do. He asked the kids for another chance. Master Puppet Theater presents Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep…. nothing…. (Louder) Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep… Mickey pops up. Where’s Bo Peep? Goober asks. She couldn’t make it today, Mickey replies, I’m gonna be Bo Pete. Goober shakes his head and mutters at least it rhymes with sheep.
Little Bo Pete has lost his shee… BAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! The lamb came in early on his cue. A five minute chase wild lamb chase ensued. Mickey was finally victorious.
One of the ‘tweens in the audience was heard to remark, “This is funnier than Saturday morning cartoons.”
Always leave ‘em wanting more.