Friday, November 29, 2019

The Office Prop Comic - #3 Mixed nut can with spring-loaded snake

We all love the exploding snake, but for this experience in office prop comedy you will play the long game.

These days, everyone recognizes the skinny “Fancy Salted Mixed Nuts” can that the exploding snakes come in. So you can't just start with the snake-loaded can.

Here is what you do:

  1. Remove the snake from the can and put it somewhere safe. 
  2. Fill the can with tasty salted mixed nuts (or go salt-free if you must.)
  3. When someone comes by your office who you know is not allergic to nuts, hold out the closed can and offer some. “No thanks,” they will say. “Okay,” you reply, “but I feel like a couple." 
  4. Open the can and eat some of the tasty nuts. 
  5. Repeat #3 and #4 until your victim coworker comes to expect nuts. This may take months. Especially if you are bringing along multiple victims members of your office audience. 
  6. When people have come to believe the can actually contains nuts, swap out the nuts for the snake. 
  7. Let the hilarity ensue.


David Scrimshaw said...

Here's a bonus tip for those of you reluctant to become office prop comics: If you have a colleague with a foam brick and a puppet companion named Finnegan and he offers you nuts, take some. But only the first time.

Unknown said...

Colbert did this very thing last week with the PM of New Zealand and the singer Lorde

David Scrimshaw said...

a) That's what I get for taking so long to post these things. I have witnesses who will establish I did this years ago, long before Colbert did it, but the internet will never believe me.

b) But the central point is well established. If Stephen Colbert can be a prop comic - anyone can.