Whilst idly watching a Documentary Channel TV programme called “Jungle” I was suddenly inspired to type what follows: a sketch or play:
Scene: John, a scientist, and Susan, his colleague are both setting up cameras in a clearing of a tropical jungle. All the cameras point to somewhere to the left of this clearing.
Susan: (adjusting a camera): Still can’t see any sign of those gorillas, John.
John (shielding his eyes as he looks at the target): They’ll be out again soon Susan, they always are at this time.
Susan: Sue to you professor Shield! You lot in that institute of yours are so formal!
John: Your lot aren’t much better, Professor Mathers! I had to break an arm and a leg to get you on this project with me.
Susan: And what exactly are you going to show me sir?
John: Well, Sue, over there we have one of the largest breeds of gorillas. And it happens to be their mating season.
Susan: So you do have an interest in sex then? (Teasingly) Is that why you’ve brought me with you?
John: I could do a lot worse Sue. You are a stunner you know!
Susan: And you’re a hunk! I’ve been fancying you for ages!
(They stare long and hard at each other).
John: We are quite alone here, Sue.
(They clasp hands, run together into a space to the far right, lie down together, and start kissing and cuddling).
(Enter David The Gorilla. Seeing the couple he grabs a camera, sets it going and points it at them).
David (With David Attenborough-like voice): Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and most importantly, fellow gorillas. And here we have a dominant male and equally dominant female human. As you can see, they have just initiated the human mating ritual….(fades out).
(The scene darkens until nothing can be seen nor heard).
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