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Helicopter Drama

Two or more helicopters perform a scene from a play
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If you watch your local TV news you may conclude that most of the time the news helicopter isn’t really doing anything. They’re pretty busy in morning and afternoon covering traffic, but during the day, except for the occasional car chase or fire, they’re idle.

I propose that news helicopters stage dramatic performances while hovering over downtown during the lunch hour. (They would have to be equipped with big loud speakers, like the ones police helicopters have.)

Where I live there are two helicopters: Air 10 (red with yellow lettering) and Live Copter 3 (green and white). Imagine you are walking to lunch, and suddenly you see Air 10 and Live Copter hovering low and facing each other…

Air 10: Good my Lord,
How does your honour for this many a day?

Live Copter: I humbly thank you, well, well, well.

Air 10: My lord, I have remembrances of yours
That I have longed long to re-deliver.
I pray you, now receive them.

Live Copter: No, no;
I never gave you aught.

Air 10: My honour’d lord, I know right well—

At that moment the police start pursuing a suspect on the freeway and both actors fly off to get some footage.

AO, Aug 29 2003

Forbidden Broadway Article http://www.theatres...1EE675?OpenDocument
brief mention of the duet (duel?) [dbsousa, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Hurrah, well said, well said! +
k_sra, Aug 29 2003

       As long as it's not over my street, +
DeathNinja, Aug 29 2003

       One year, Forbidden Broadway staged a duet between the helicopter from Miss Saigon and the chandelier from Phantom of the Opera...
dbsousa, Aug 29 2003

       It could be any dramatic work. Tennessee Williams would be especially well suited. Cast size, of course, would be limited by the number of TV stations with helicopters in the area.
AO, Aug 29 2003

       I'd have to give REAL credit to helicopter pilots who not ONLY can preform mildly aerobatic movements, but at the same time have their lines down ... thats a SWEET idea ...
Letsbuildafort, Aug 29 2003

       Time and again, we've seen performers "crash and burn" in front of a live audience. We don't think I would like to see it happen for real. Helicopters are scary enough on the ground, let alone when some fool tries to fly the damn things.
8th of 7, Aug 29 2003

       Aw, you don't know what you're tawkin' about.  Helicopters are the best.
bristolz, Aug 29 2003

       Reminds me of that great scene in Apocalypse Now where they come in with a flight of helicopters blaring out "Flight of the Valkyries."
Eugene, Aug 29 2003

       I like roto-craft, so +
dickity, Aug 30 2003

       "You... yes, you behind the grandstand... stand still, will ye?"
waugsqueke, Aug 30 2003

       It's a pity I barely ever see choppers close-by around here... It seems as if your suggestion might add some culture to my lunch-time :P
{WhiteFang}, Jun 27 2005

       Trafficcontrol: "Lufthansa 319, proceed to runway, que behind KLM524 at 500 feet; confirm visual".
Lufthansa captain: "I've always wanted to say this: I've got the little fokker in sight".
Susan, Jun 27 2005


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