Camel Rap sketch

Written By:
Dave Hopwood
Type: drama, script
Bible Refs: Matt 2:1-12
Lectionary Weeks: Epiphany of the Lord (Year A), Epiphany of the Lord (Year B), Epiphany of the Lord (Year C)

This is a fun re-telling of the Wise Men story, through the lens of a rappig camel called Conan.

This sketch involves one narrator and a group who illustrate the sketch with the instructions in italics. The group are quite rebellious, rather like teenagers, and the narrator often resembles a teacher struggling to keep control.

Extract from the script:

Once there was a camel,
[All say: "Brrr!" and do camel impressions]

who was into rapping.
[Group put on sunglasses and rap: "Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Do the camel rap! Do the camel rap! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Do the camel rap! Brrr!”]

Although he wasn’t that good at it.
[Group look fed up about this. “Ohhhhh!”]

His name was Conan.
[“CO – NAN – CO - NAN!"  They chant this.]

Conan the camel.
[“CO - NAN - THE - CAM - EL!”]

Yes, yes, alright. (To the group) Now Conan was...
["CO - NAN – CO - NAN!”]

[Narrator sighs] Now Conan...
[“CO - NA ..." They stop as the narrator gives them a withering look.]

Now Conan was way ahead of his time - because in those days there was no rapping.
[“Hey! Hey!... Hey? No rapping?”]...

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Dave is an author and speaker who loves communicating the Bible using contemporary media, humour, illustrations and stories. He is author of several books retelling the Bible including The Groovy Gospel, The Bloke’s Bible, and Film & Faith. He goes out speaking by invitation and regularly publishes ideas and material via his website:

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