“Believe it or not” [game show Christmas skit]

[either for 3 persons (multiple statements each) OR several person skit (one or two statements each)]

Announcer: Good evening and welcome to “Believe It or Not”, the game show where contestants try to outdo one another with strange and hard-to-believe facts. Tonight is our grand final show. And now I’d like to introduce our finalists.

How was your week? Any last-minute study?

Contestant 1: Fine, just spent it relaxing, reading Wikipedia from A through to Z.

Announcer: Well, you should be ready to go. And Steve, how ‘bout you, any last-minute study?

Contestant 2: Not really, other than watching 6 Jeopardy re-runs.

Announcer: Just 6 shows?

Contestant 2: 6 seasons, actually.

Announcer: Well, this should be a cracker of a game. You all know the rules by now, you simply have to share a fact that is more amazing that the previous contestant’s fact.
If a player cannot produce a more amazing fact, the previous player is the winner.

So let’s get started with BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Start thinking, finalists!

Let me remind our viewers of the wonderful major prize for this season of Believe it or Not - an all-expenses paid trip, including flights, transfers, and accommodation, with $5000 spending money, to the international algebra convention in Albuquerque, USA.

Ok, contestants, time is up! Contestant 1. Can we have your first amazing fact?

(spare) A white pointer shark has about 300 teeth.

(Spare) When the moon is at its furthest distance form earth, all the planets, including Pluto, fit in between Earth and the moon.

Contestant 1: A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 68 years!

Contestant 2: Some 2 million red blood cells are created in your body, per… second!

Contestant 3: It would take 19 minutes to fall from the North Pole to Earth’s core.

Contestant 4: Six generations back, you have 64 great-great-great-grandparents.

Contestant 5: If you counted 24 hours a day, to reach the number 1 trillion would take over 30 . . . thousand years!

Contestant 6: If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, its thickness would reach the moon!

Announcer: Great Facts, I don’t know that we can get any more incredible than that. Do you have a more amazing fact?

(Still thinking, a little hesitant)

Announcer: Five seconds left. Do you have anything?

Contestant 7: About two thousand years ago, a woman who was a virgin had a baby in a stable. This baby was God’s son who came down to earth to show His love for each one of us. He was later crucified and came back to life, so that if we believe in Him, we too can have everlasting life!

(Contestants and Announcer stand there not knowing what to say)

Announcer: (To Contestants) Well. . . . does anyone have anything more incredible than that?

Announcer: Well folks, you heard it right here. That’s right… A virgin birth, a baby in a stable, God’s son, came back from the dead, and you can have eternal life…

It’s now up to you to “Believe It, or Not!”


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All items on this site are written by Scott Wegener, a multi award-winning Australian creative writer, specialising in fun Christian dramas and articles. He believes in looking on the lighter side of life while still valuing the eternal seriousness of life's decisions. This site is essentially a place Scott stores his works, sometimes without much copy-editing (do forgive any spelling/grammar creativity you spot on this site that comes free of charge due to his slight dyslexia).