Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Antique Roadshow The Over The Hill Birthday Edition 

Antique Roadshow Birthday Skit for the 50th Birthday

A couple of years ago, my sister and I did a skit for my best friend's 50th birthday.   He had no idea that he had entered the Antique Roadshow Zone.  He had a blast, and participated as the skit went along, adding funny comments on the way.  This is a great idea to take and personalize for any old timer’s birthday.

FYI: quicker than Jack Robinson is an actual old time saying meaning of course-fast!

Signs made in PrintMaster:
Hung on the wall:

After 50
Everything That Doesn't Hurt
Doesn't Work

Caution, Middle Age Meltdown

I Used To Be A Man Of Vision,
Before The Meds Cleared it Up!

I Get Enough Exercise
Just Pushing My Luck

It's your 50th B-day Party
You Can Cry If You Want To

Antique Roadshow Over The Hill Birthday Skit

Paula bringing in the Birthday boy….

Appraiser:  Be careful.  It looks frail.  You might chip it or break it’s hip.  Hi, I’m Lorraine Madison, a new addition to the Antique Roadshow, specializing in antique oddities.  And this is Paula from Terre Haute, Indiana.  Do you know what you have brought in today, Paula?

Paula:  I have no clue, but if you specialize in antique oddities, I'm sure I'm in the right place!

 Appraiser:  Very true.  How exactly did you come in possession of this oddity?

Paula:  It seems like around 20 years ago, my sister asked if I could give it a ride home, and it’s been collecting dust ever since.

Appraiser:  Do you have any idea how old it is?

Paula:  No, but my guess would be 100 or 200 years old????

Appraiser:  Well, with all the moaning and groaning it made when it was moving up here, I can see how you would think that.  But you can actually count it’s age by the large wrinkles under the eyes, just like you would a tree with it’s rings.  (Counting Wrinkles) 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years old!  Just as I suspected.

Appraiser:  What you have here is a Jack Robinson.  It got it’s name from the quickness it came and went in the stores.  Let’s put it this way, the Edsel, the Pet Rock, and plastic cat poop had more appeal to the American public.  It was pulled faster from the shelves by the manufacture quicker than you can say Jack Robinson.  There was always a rumor that one actually sold.

Over The Hill Birthday Decoration Antique Roadshow

Paula:  So it’s a rarity, that must make it valuable?

Appraiser:  Well it does have quite a lot of condition problems.  Believe it or not, at one time it did  have a full head of red hair!

Paula: (looking stunned) Noooooooo!

Appraiser:  Yes, (brings out a magnifying glass, examines top of bald head, to show a remaining red hair or two)  If you look carefully… no I guess I was mistaken.  (Picks dirt off head, that appraiser had thought was a red hair.)   And it looks like it could use a professional cleaning. Blowing (imaginary) dust off of scalp. Oh my.

Paula:  What do you suggest as an insurance value?

Appraiser:  Do you really think you could get anyone to insure a 50 year old Jack Robinson?  And if you could, imagine how high the insurance premiums would be?

Paula:  How true!  Is there any auction value?

Appraiser:  Well he is a pretty good guitarist.  You probably will have to massage the pre-arthritic claw first and maybe get some new strings for the guitar, but it all should work.  And if you step back and squint (both appraiser and Paula stepping back and squinting).  Maybe a little further back. (both stepping back again).  Try covering one eye and squint harder with the other (both doing).  There, he still is quite handsome!  (With one hand over one eye, standing back far, and squinting with the other eye, both Paula and appraiser nod their head in agreement).  (Then going back over to the Jack Robinson).

Appraiser: Taking it all in consideration, I  would have to put an auction value of priceless.

Pose for camera.

Check out our other over the hill birthday celebration of Song Parodies including one to the theme of  'The Beverly Hillbillies':  Over The Hill Birthday Song Parodies Link!

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  1. haha! such a cute idea.... I love this <3

  2. you're clearly loving this. I can tell. It's infectious.

  3. That looks like an awesome birthday party. What a unique and funny concept!

    Michelle F.

  4. What a wonderfully creative way to celebrate his birthday! You've given me a lot of ideas. I'm glad he enjoyed it.

  5. Those are the cutest signs! These are great ideas for an "over the hill" birthday.

  6. Haha, this is great! What a wonderful way to celebrate his birthday!

  7. Great quotes as always, hilarious too! :)

  8. You always have great content, I love seeing what's new in each post! Very creative!

  9. Priceless indeed. That's such a cute story. Love the quotes as well.

  10. Ahaha!! How great! I loved this =)

  11. Awesome! I will have to steal this for later. I love it.

  12. Sounds like a really fun birthday party. Super creative. Thanks for sharing.

  13. That is an awesome way to spend a birthday! I totally love it!!

  14. Awesome idea and believe me I am not far from 50. I had to laugh at this. Thanks for sharing.

  15. So fun! My husband is about to be 50 next month, I need to think of something fun to do too. :)

  16. Great quotes! I am 47 and loved the quotes on aging.

  17. This is great! I'm going to try and remember this when someone hrs a milestone!

  18. HAHA, these are hilarious! Doesn't hurt, doesn't work.

  19. That is so cool. I will have to do something like this for my husband someday.

  20. Hilarious! My mom's 60th Birthday is next year, I so need to remember this :)

  21. Wonderful idea for a birthday celebration! Sounds like everyone had a great time!

  22. This is an awesome birthday party idea and I hope this will also be enjoyed by young ones.

  23. What an original way to celebrate the big 50! The birthday boy is such a sport! =)

  24. Most of my friends are approaching 50, I´ll save this. ;)

  25. What a nice 50th party. My hubby had a sort of unique one. This is a cute idea! Very cute picture of the birthday boy!