Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Blogging

Red Mr. Peanut Bank Well, Bunrab, tonight's the night! Are you ready?
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House As ready as I can be. The rehearsals went much better than expected, and they've decided not to use wires on the angels, gracias a Dios! Are you ready to be the Narrator?
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Of course! I love being Narrator.

Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Well, the sleeves are okay, but I'm having trouble holdin' dis stick ting.
¡El Toro! ¿Parecer una oveja? ¿Esta traje engañar a nadie?
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Hello Santa, hello Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Kitty Toy, hola ¡El Toro! Are you about ready?
Santa Yes, it's show time! All the costumes are fabulous and our cast are ALL STARS!!!
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Well, good, because these two are on first.

Santa No problem!! Kitty, you are a beautiful shepherd, and all the sheep will follow you anywhere!
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Tanks, Santa! Yer not too bad yerself! I gotta get to da stage.
Santa And you! YOU! You are the wooliest little lamb I've ever seen! Yes you are! Yes you are!!
¡El Toro! ¡POR faVOR!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank Welcome to Padre Mickey's Dance Party's Christmas Pageant! We hope that you enjoy all the hard work our cast has put into this production.
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House, whispering Psst! Don't forget las celulares!
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Oh, yes! Please turn off your cell phones and pagers, or put them on vibrate. Also, this pageant is for entertainment purposes only. Please, no wagering! And now, our pageant.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night.
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy, whispering No you stand dere, and you, you go ovah dere. An you, jest stan' still!
Ahem, Oh, what a beautiful, quiet nite. I suppose dat nuttin' 'citin' will happen tuhnite.
¡El Toro! Baa. Baa.
Squeaky Gorilla Baa skeek Baa

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Wut da ...
¡El Toro! BAA!! BAA!!
Squeaky Gorilla BAA! skeek BAA!!
Guatemalan Apocalyptic Angel Yikes! What is that in the sky?

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera But the angel said to them
Wooden Kuna Doll Do not be afraid; for see----I am bringin' you good news of great joy for all de peoples: to you is born this day in the city of David (pero not in Chriqui, el otro ciudad David) a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Wooden Kuna Doll This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.
Telly Tubbies Ina manger! Ina manger! Da Messiah! Da Messiah!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying
The Heavenly Host Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!

Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Whoa!!
¡El Toro! BAA!! BAA!!
Squeaky Gorilla BAA! skeek BAA!!
Guatemalan Apocalyptic Angel Wow! They're really good!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Hey! Let us go now tuh Betlehem and see dis ting what takes place, which da Lowd maked known tuh us!
Guatemalan Apocalyptic Angel Sounds good to me! Plus, it's cold out here.
¡El Toro! Baa. Baa.
Squeaky Gorilla Baa skeek Baa
Guatemalan Apocalyptic Angel What is that noise?
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Don' ask!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.
Gallito Mescalito Shrie Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love SHUSH! Not now!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy No! Really! Dere wuz angels an' everting!
¡El Toro! Baa. Baa.
Squeaky Gorilla Baa skeek Baa
Guatemalan Apocalyptic Angel No, it's true! I saw it with my own eyes, and let me tell you, I know all about angels!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.
Farm animals Yeah, that's some story! Angels, ya say?
The Mighty Moose of Vermont Mooooose. Mooooooose. I am a cow! Mooooose.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

El Penguino Is this thing over yet? 'Cuz I'm sweatin ta def in this bankie!!!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank Please give our cast a round of applause!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank That ends our program for the evening. There is chica, sorril, and empanadas in the lobby. Merry Christmas, and Good night!
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love Okay, now!


susan s. said...

Oh Padre, how lovely. This is one of the loveliest retellings of the Birth of Our Lord I have seen in a long time.

And the choice of Gallito Mescalito as the Blessed Mother was just right!

I hope Helania will not be too disappointed....

Have a Feliz Navidad down there. and Love to the Lovely Mona!

Dale said...

This is wonderful! I loved the tellitubbies as little angels!

Aghaveagh said...

Funny...this is always how I had imagined it happened!

Brother David said...

Just about the best performance I've ever witnessed!

However, I'm sure that the part of Nuestra Señora was played by Señorita Egipcio Hipopótamo del Amor.

susan s. said...

Thanks, David, for your gentle correction. I guess I was just judging by the positions of the parents of the Nino Jesu. The 'traditional' positions are for Maria to be to the left of the babe as you face the creche and Jose to be to the right of the babe as we face the creche. Maybe that is traditional only for North of the Equator?
Of course I should have known better when Señorita Egipcio Hipopótamo del Amor told Gallito to be quiet! Poor Jose gets to say nothing!

Anonymous said...


It was stunning, absolutely shockingly esplendido and packed with passionito (the tingly kind). The realismo magico, the lighting, the costumes, the make-up-and-over (I especially loved the tune/cover-up done on Apocalyptic Angel and PB Vacables)...ah, the Moose translations...perfectly executed! There are only certain *moments* of grand theatre that can be recaptured in the minds eye for ever and ever...but this cascade of brilliance represented a collage of rewound visual wonderment...Blessed are the Friday Night Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Bloggers...dimly, I must admit/add what's what and what isn't what...for seconds (really, seconds only) I also mistook Gallito Mescalito for Helania playing the Virgin Mother...truly a sign of a great performance when all the players are interchangeable...sort of like a all-star cast and packed house at Finnochios in the olden days/daze.

Vertrium Vallidium Vondereax Huang-Goitia

Paul said...

What a moving performance. All are to be congratulated. Between this gracious retelling of the Nativity and walking in the snow this evening, I feel ready for Christmas. My deepest agadecimiento a todos.

Matthew Hubbard said...

Where's da t'ree wise guys?

susan s. said...

Be Patient, matty boy. They is still travelin'

BTW...You might be interested in this. Sorry you will have to copy and paste!

Caminante said...

Priceless, absolutely priceless.... oh perfect!!!!!

¡Felicitaciones! ¡Bien hecho!

Caminante said...

Remember, folks, chica is BOOZE. Just wait for the encore.

June Butler said...

Padre, this is your masterpiece, no doubt about it. What a lovely Christmas pageant! Thanks for all your hard work to bring us this joy-filled show. Bravo!!!

I can't wait for the encore!

Tim Lewis said...

LOL - is this the Lucan or Matthean version? Superb! Marvelous! Wonderful! Counsellor, arggghh!, I'm being Lessoned and Caroled!"

pj said...

Padre Mickey, you are da bomb!!!

Ann said...

Oh my - teletubby angels???

Lindy said...

This is very, very excellent Padre Micky. I loved Tinky, Po, Curly, and Dipsy as angesl... Yes, I know all their names.

Kirkepiscatoid said...

This is the best Christmas pageant I've seen in a long time! Better than the living Nativity scenes, even! I especially enjoyed Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love's stunning performance, and thought El Toro made a particularly fine sheep. I know he had his worries about that part.

johnieb said...

Puddle wonderful, Padre! Hoopie Hippiedaze!

lauraj said...

What a perfect way to end my Christmas day. Thanks, Padre!

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