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Rock, Scissors, Paper – nothing beats prayer

Rock, scissors, paper … bomb? Nothing beats prayer!

Two clowns on stage (either as part of something previous or entering on stage and meeting each other)

Clown 1: Say, isn’t it your turn to clean up the elephant cages? (or anything else for the 2 clowns to disagree over)

Clown 2: Oh no, it’s your turn!

Clown 1: Well, there’s only 1 way to settle this …

Clown 2: Pistols at twenty paces? (optionally pulls out 2 prop pistols, such as the ones that pop out a ‘bang’ banner, etc.)

Clown 1: No! That’s too dangerous!

Clown 2: Boxing match! (optionally pulls out boxing gloves)

Clown 1: No! Too violent! I mean the ultimate contest! Rock, scissors, paper!

Clown 2: Okay! (depending on the age of the audience, could optionally explain the game)

Clown 1: On three! One, two … (both clowns make fists, but Clown 2 moves his hand very slowly, obviously trying to cheat)

Clown 1: Wait a minute! You’re trying to cheat!

Clown 2 (turning to the audience, trying his best to look innocent): No, I’m not … am I, kids?

Clown 1 (regardless of the audience response, or playing upon it) Yes, you are! Well, if you’re cheating, I can cheat too! Rock, scissors, paper … bomb! (does the normal hand movements ending with ‘rock’ – but extending his thumb up to be the fuse of his bomb).

Clown 2: Bomb?

Clown 1: Nothing beats bomb!

Clown 2: Oh yeah? (makes his hand into ‘scissors’ ) I’ll cut the fuse off! (‘snips’ the fuse on Clown 1’s hand)

Clown 1: You can’t do that! Nothing beats bomb!

Clown 2: I know what beats everything!

Clown 1: What?

Clown 2: (Puts his hands together, fingers pointing up, as if praying) Prayer beats everything!

(This skit was inspired by some silliness between Raynbow the Clown and Goofy Grape in our roles as husband and wife … for any newlywed husbands out there, just remember:€the wife always wins 🙂 )


Computer nerd by day, professional clown on evenings and weekends (Raynbow), who combines the two by maintaining a bunch of websites dedicated to the history and performances of clowning, such as Free Clown Skits, and comedy such as Best Clean Funny Jokes.

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