A Father’s Shadow [Father's day skit on a dad's legacy/mentorship/influence]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Aug 31, 2019

Two youths sit, scrolling through their phones (could have the script on it)
A is a modest, honest friend who's had a dad who had taught them a lot
B has a dad who hasn't taught them anything of note

B: Holidays hey, what should we do?

A: Do you want to go surfing?

B: You can surf?

A: Yeah, dad taught me.

B: Nah, can’t say I like the thought of going far out into the ocean.

A: Do you wanna come help me work on my go cart?

B: You’re a mechanic?

A: Not really, but dad taught me some stuff.

B: Oh. Well not really. All that motor stuff is a mystery to me.

A: Wanna play some guitar?

B: You play guitar?

A: A bit. Dad taught me.

B: Nah, sounds hard.

A: Wanna go horse riding?

B: I didn't know you were a horse rider?

A: Dad’s taken me a few times. It's ok once you get the hang of it.

B: Sounds stinky. No thanks.

A: Wanna play some Golf?

B: Oh, I’ve tried golf once but I was terrible. I couldn’t hit the ball 10 meters.

A: I could give you some tips dad taught me - It’s fun once you get the swing of it.

B: Nah.... You're Dad's taught you a lot of stuff.

A: Yeah, I guess so.

A: Wanna bake a cake?

B: What? Your dad taught you how to bake a cake?

A: Nah. [pause] But he did buy the recipe books for Mother’s Day that mum uses.

B: If only we could weld, we could make a catapult and Launch pine cones into the lake.

A: Yeah


B: You never made a catapult with your dad?

A: No?

B: Well that's a first!


A: Though... I welded a trebuchet with dad once, I guess that’s kind of similar.

B: Hey... wanna go put a paper bag of dog poop on old man Walter’s front porch and set it in fire and ring the door bell and run off. We could put a go pro in the front pot plant so we can put it on YouTube?

A: Not really? Dad taught me to respect people, especially the elderly.

B: Oh come on, it’s just a bit of fun.

A: Would you like a flaming bag of poop on your front door?

B: No

A: Well, there you go - "Do unto others what you want done unto you".

B: Lemme guess, your dad taught you that.

A: Kind of.

A: Hey wanna come to Bible study on Wednesday night?

B: You seriously read the Bible?

A: Yeah, dad’s leading the study this week. He always makes it fun.

B: Well... [jokes] if your dad’s going to be there, maybe he can teach me to cross stitch too?

A: Nah, dad’s doesn’t cross stitch. [stands up to leave] He’s prefers tapestry. Could teach you if you're interested.

B: [follows] Man... where can I get a dad like yours? He's taught you everything!


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).