Summary: Two kids playing the "who do you like best" game get stuck on an important question.
Style: Dramatic. Duration: 4min
Actors: 1M, 1F
(GARY: & LINDA: stand or sit facing each other. They're in kind of a contest to challenge each other.)
GARY: Ok, here's one for you. Which do you like best, McDonald's or Burger King?
LINDA: (Sarcastically) Wow! Like that's a real hard one. I'm a Whopper kind of girl. Is that the best you can do?
GARY: All right Miss Whopper, Who do you like best, the Reds or the Dodgers?
LINDA: Another no-brainer! I've always thought I looked better in red.
GARY: (begins to pick-up the pace) TV shows: Seinfield or Roseanne?
LINDA: Ooooo. Ah-h-h-h.... Roseanne!
GARY: Movies: Aladdin or Hunchback?
GARY: The Beatles or BoyzIIMen?
LINDA: The Beatles, but don't tell my dad!
GARY: Your Mom or your Dad?
LINDA: What?! You can't ask that!
GARY: Come on, are you quitting? Do I win? Did I ask a question you can't answer?
LINDA: No, that's just a stupid question. Ask me another one.
GARY: Okay, one more try. Who do you like best, your friends, or... God?
LINDA: (starts to protest, then reconsiders.) Now wait a minu... Hey, that's not a bad question. I think the answer is supposed to be God.
GARY: Is that your answer?
LINDA: I don't know. How do I know the answer to that?
GARY: Stop stalling. What do you think this is, anyway? It's just a stupid game, not Bible school! WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER?
LINDA: (turns very thoughtful) Well, I think I would die for God, if I had to, but I can't think of many people I'd be willing to die for...
GARY: So that means you love God best, right?
LINDA: On the other hand, do I spend more time doing what God wants me to do, or what my friends want me to do?
GARY: You really don't know, do you. I WIN!!! Finally I beat you at your own game. (GARY: gets up and happily runs off stage.) I win I win I win I win. I found something LINDA: doesn't know. I win I win I win.....
LINDA: (is not thinking about GARY: at all) On the other hand, I don't worship my friends do I? On the other hand, do I tell God the same stuff I tell my friends? On the other hand........
(Lights fade or LINDA: delivers last line to herself as she walks off the stage.)
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