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|           ||First Performed December 17, 1992
Coolidge School Gymnasium
Narrator: Jeffrey Sotzen
Santa: Aaron Sotzen
Robotnik: Matthew Franks
Bowser: Vincent Rusnell
Dr. Wiley: Eric Papineau
Telephone Voice: Aaron Sotzen
Sonic: Jason Caminsky
Mario: Brian McFarlane
MegaMan: Trevor Thomas
NARRATOR: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: it was the Day before Christmas — but it was also the day that video games threatened to take over the world!
Like he did every year, Santa Claus was busy making his last minute adjustments to the toys he was about to deliver to boys and girls all over the world.
SANTA: (Holding toy in hands). Ho! ho! ho! I love Christmas! I love flying above the rooftops — and bringing happiness to children everywhere. It's the best part of being Santa Claus. Ho! ho! — oops!
(Drops toy on ground)
(SOUND EFFECTS: Crashy noises)
Uh-oh -- I better check this one out. Don't want to give out any broken toys. One more lawsuit, and my insurance rates will skyrocket. Let's just push the button, and —
(ROBOTNIK, BOWSER, and DR. WILEY suddenly appear)
SANTA: Oh NO!!!!! —
ROBOTNIK: Ha! Finally free of that infernal machine!
BOWSER: If I had to get clobbered by that idiot Mario one more time, I know I'd just go crazy.
DR. WILEY: (Laughing fiendishly). And now -- its time to take over the World!
ALL THREE VILLIANS: Yeah! All right! Boy, I'll say.
DR. WILEY: Let's go.
NARRATOR: And so, the three evil villains dashed off, to try to make the world a safe place for Villiany and Evil. But Santa knew just what to do.
SANTA: I'll call 9-1-1. (Pulls phone from sleigh)
NARRATOR: Unfortunately, Santa has only toy phones at the North Pole.
PHONE VOICE: "Hello -- you have reached the phone of Teddy Ruxpin. Nobody can come to the phone right now, so please leave your name, phone number, and a short message at the sound of the beep."
NARRATOR: So, Santa had to think fast -- and there was only one thing he could do.
SANTA: That's right — those who live by video games, also die by video games. I'll just push this other button here, and —
(Three Heroes suddenly appear)
Sonic! — Mario! — and MegaMan! As I live and breathe!
SONIC: All right, Santa — where are they?
MARIO: That's right. We heard there was trouble, and we came for action.
MEGAMAN: Actually, I came for the Egg Nog. But action's okay by me, too.
NARRATOR: So the three superheroes jumped into battle.
(Three heroes begin fighting)
(SOUND EFFECTS: Various grunting and fighting noises)
SONIC: Take that, Robotnik you fool!
ROBOTNIK: Prepare to meet your fate, you wimpy hedgehog!
MARIO: Up and down — and up and down —
BOWSER: Stop that bouncing, you creep. You're making me dizzy.
DR. WILEY: Ha — you'll never take me alive, MegaMan.
MEGAMAN: That's all right — we're not really alive in the first place!
(After a struggle, the three villains are subdued)
SONIC: There you go, Santa -- all safe and sound.
SANTA: You three sure did a job on those villains.
MEGAMAN: Think nothing of it, S.C. -- it's all in a day's work for a video game superhero.
NARRATOR: Fortunately, his plan had worked -- and the world was safe again.
Unfortunately, Santa Claus now had an even bigger problem on his hands.
SANTA: Oh my Gosh!!! — Are we left having to fight these three fiends for the rest of all time? How do I get them back inside the game?
MEGAMAN: Hah — are you kidding?
MARIO: It's simple, Santarino -- as any child could tell you.
SONIC: That's right. Just press the reset button! That's all you ever have to do — unless you just want to unplug it, in the first place.
MEGAMAN: Quiet, you fool! That's supposed to be a secret!
MARIO: That's right. We don't want to give any of the impressionable adults in the audience any foolish ideas.
NARRATOR: And so, Santa reset the broken machine, sending heroes and villains alike back to the world of video games. And it taught Santa a valuable lesson —
SANTA: Yeah — I better keep this thing under lock and key.
NARRATOR: (Continuing). And it was that some things will always belong to the children of the world. For when grownups start messing with magic and adventure, it seems they can hardly avoid getting themselves into trouble.
– End –
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