Thanks for the good feedback guys.
but didn't really work with the actors, especially the principle (sorry if that was you!).
I was not the principal, haha, but I was the "Nothing" surrealist kid, also one of the mean kids at the bus stop. What exactly about the principal bugged you?
Great job. Really funny.
The only thing I would say here is that I think the levels of realism in the acting was a little too mixed. Sometimes it felt like a news parody and other times it felt like a sketch that just had a news bug in the corner. I think this came through in the writing too (like I like the kids having the dumb Baroque puns, but not the mom).
It was a really good idea though and looked great.
Yes, I see what you're saying about the acting. We worked with a range of actors, from total non-actors to professionals. And I think I'd direct the nonactors to be themselves more, which made it feel more realistic, like a news piece, while the actors deliver the lines a little too well, making it sketch-y. With the mom's line, though, I tried to make the pun be this mantra she tells herself to justify her kid's stupid behavior in the scheme of things. I can see what you mean, though. The adult universe vs. the kids' universe is sort of the entire joke here, and she treads on it a bit. I'm glad you like the skit, though.