Roving Reporter at the Drive-in Movie
by Ron Kurtus (6 May 72)
REPORTER: This is your Roving Reporter here at the Oversight Drive-in
Movie. They are showing a triple feature tonight, but since I've
seen the first film, I thought that this would be a wonderful opportunity
to get some candid opinions for our man-in-the-street interview.
I'm looking for someone who might give an interesting and intelligent
answer to a question that I am sure is on the minds of all of you right
now. Like what the heck I am doing in a drive-in without a date?
Just fooling folks. That's a good question, but it's not your man-in-the-street
question for tonight.
So anyway, I'm looking for someone who is...ah, here is a car with
all the windows fogged up. The unknown always arouses my curiosity.
GIRL: (In ecstasy) Oh John... Johnn!
REPORTER: (Knock, knock, knock)
GIRL: (Startled) Oh!
REPORTER: (Knock, knock, knock) Sir. Oh, sir!
JOHN: What the hell do you want!?
REPORTER: Excuse me, sir, but I'm the Roving Reporter and I---
GIRL: Who is it, John?
JOHN: It's some pervert or something. You know you scared the living
tar out of me. What are you - some kind of nut or something?
GIRL: Is it the cops, John?
REPORTER: I'm the Roving Reporter, and I'm making our man-in-thestreet
interviews in this drive-in tonight and I---
JOHN: I ought to knock your block off, for scaring us like that.
GIRL: Are you the Roving Reporter?
REPORTER: That's right. See - this is a microphone.
GIRL: It's the Roving Reporter, John, We've heard him on the radio.
JOHN: (In shock) What? We're on the radio?
REPORTER: Yes. And I want to ask you the question of the day - or
in this case - the question of the night...
GIRL: I want to say "hi" to Punky and Judy and Susie and
all the gang over at McDonnell's.
REPORTER: You're really not supposed to do that. Now, the question
of the night is...
JOHN: (To girl) Come on, let's get out of here.
GIRL: Why, John?
JOHN: I told my folks I was going to study over at Tom's house tonight.
They'll be real hot if they find out that I'm at the drive-in with
REPORTER: The question I'd like you to answer is...
(Car starts and squeels away)
The question is...(Whining) I never got to ask them the question,