(Fade up on two pilots in the cockpit of an airplane. A
stewardess is there too. After a moment or two the first pilot makes
First Pilot: This is Captain MacPherson welcoming you
aboard East Scottish Airways. You'll have had your tea. Our
destination is Glasgow. There is no need to panic.
(The door of the cockpit opens and Mr. Badger comes in.)
Badger: There's bomb on board this plane, and I'll tell
you where it is for a thousand pounds.
Second Pilot: I don't believe you.
Badger: If you don't tell me where the bomb is... if I
don't give you the money... Unless you give me the bomb...
Stewardess: The money.
Badger: The money, thank you, pretty lady... the bomb will
explode killing everybody.
Second Pilot: Including you.
Badger: I'll tell you where it is for a pound.
Second Pilot: Here's a pound.
Badger: I don't want Scottish money. They've got the
numbers. It can be traced.
Second Pilot: One English pound. Now where's the bomb?
Badger: I can't remember.
Second Pilot: You've forgotten.
Badger: Ay, you'd better have your pound back. Oh...
(rubs it) fingerprints.
First Pilot: Now where's the bomb?
Badger: Ah, wait a tic, wait a tic. (closes eyes and
thinks) Er, my first is in Glasgow but not in Spain, my second
is in steamer but not in train, my whole is in the luggage
compartment on the plane... (opens eyes) I'll tell you where
the bomb is for a pound.
Second Pilot: It's in the luggage compartment.
Badger: Right. Here's your pound..
(Enter a man with headphones.)
Headphones: This character giving you any trouble?
First Pilot: He's ruined this sketch.
Second Pilot: Absolutely.
Headphones: Let's go on to the next one.
Badger: 'Wait a tic, wait a tic. No. I won't ruin your
sketch for a pound.
Second Pilot: No, no.
Headphones: Next item. (they start to leave)