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ECO CAVEMEN (sketch)

by baumski 

Posted: 19 April 2007
Word Count: 101
Summary: This is a short sketch about, er, eco cavemen.


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CAVEMEN OG AND THUG - SIT AROUND A RAGING FIRE. LOTS OF TYPICAL CAVEMAN NOISES LIKE GRUNTING AND THAT SORT OF THING ARE HEARD. THUG PUTS ANOTHER BIT OF WOOD ON THE FIRE.

OG: What you doing, Thug?

THUG: Me make fire. Me cold.

OG: No - no fire! Fire bad. Think of dinosaur.

THUG: What dinosaur?

OG: Exactly. Dinosaur all gone. And weather bad. First, no rain for long time, then rain for long time. Not normal. Not right. And land disappear by sea that come and wash it away and that why no fire. (POINTING) Greenhouse effect.


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bjlangley at 21:50 on 19 April 2007  Report this post
Works for me. Rather the the fascination with fire, the obsession with what it might do to the environment.

Wonder what else they might be concerned about? Campaigning against the invention of the wheel? Insulation their caves?

Anyway, I enjoyed it, thanks,

Ben

baumski at 21:55 on 19 April 2007  Report this post
Cheers Ben. Actually, now you come to mention it, the possibilities are endless. Fortnightly collection of dinosaur poo and asbo's for doing cave graffiti cave painting. The list could be endless.

Cornelia at 22:07 on 19 April 2007  Report this post
Great. I love the dialogue - really conjures up the characters. I'm not sure about 'greenhouse', though. I think you need a stone-age equivalent, but I don't know what that would be.

Sheila

NMott at 13:04 on 20 April 2007  Report this post
I agree with Cornelia, 'Greenhouse' doesn't really fit, but can't think of an alternative off hand.

Account Closed at 14:08 on 20 April 2007  Report this post
I thought this was good fun - and as Ben said, the idea definitely has legs.

Excellent title btw. Regarding 'Greenhouse Effect' (and the idea that cavemen wouldn't be familiar with greenhouses), maybe just go for 'Global Warming' instead?

Great stuff!

baumski at 14:25 on 20 April 2007  Report this post
I did actually give thought to the stone-age equivalent but that would have only served to remove the absurd perspective of the sketch. The incorperation of 'greenhouse' was never meant to fit or else the satirical absuritity wouldn't pay-off. Having said that, 'global warming' is a nice alternate because it fits in the same way as 'greenhouse'. In otherwords, a modern spin on a prehistoric subject.

snowbell at 17:45 on 20 April 2007  Report this post
I think you should definitely do another of these and see if you can develop a running gag. The idea is so incongruous!

snowbell at 17:47 on 20 April 2007  Report this post
When I saw the title eco-cavemen it immediately made me think of the scruffy cavemen and scruffy eco-warriors with the first looking down on the second.

SteveB at 16:50 on 21 July 2008  Report this post
I enjoyed this...

more could perhaps be made of it...

reference could be made to fossil fuel - with the response 'what fossil?'
or reference to the ice age - 'Need fire - getting icy'
or reference to smoking ban...

Lots of possibilites

A whole show maybe

Steve

baumski at 09:33 on 22 July 2008  Report this post
Thanks Steve for the comments. Actually, the smoking idea led me to think about dinosaurs and how they became extinct and then it hit me - they smoked!


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