Pirate Matty’s Pirates vs. Fairies Videos

by Pirate Matty on September 28, 2013

Well you know right now this auckland pirate for hire is looking for fairies, on the hunt, on a quest, a mission you might say, so my next plan may be to return again to youtube for more pirate stories.

So I was excited today to meet the fairy claire, and I was very glad that I did because she has lots of good fairy type qualities.

She has nice teeth. She is polite. She is smart. She knows lots about fairy stuff.

I think she’s quite good because she knows all about fairy stuff and she can turn into a bear. But also you know, she’s not high maintenance. I can imagine some fairies y’know, they want you to be rich. I need a fairy princess who will help ME get rich. She might just do the trick but you know what? Pirate Matty needs a PLAN.

We need a pirate ship. And a crew. And a mission, to get treasure. See? I know my stuff.

Fairies are good at magic, definitely, but not so much being cunning. They like flowers, and magic, ponies, and brushing their hair. Ponies are okay I guess. As long as they don’t bite me. But ponies don’t like pirate ships so you can see it’s not exactly smooth sailing when you fraternise with magical fairies.

What do fairies eat? We’ve got some serious preparation to do.

Where will fairy claire live? She can’t live in my hide out! A grimey pirate lair is no place for a dainty fairy. But I need help building my ship! But what if I neighbours hear her and my neighbours think I have a girlfriend and the police come to my house to arrest me for having girl germs?

Well fairies don’t take much to impress when you’re a cunning and charming pirate captain such as pirate matty of the auckland birthdays trade, I just told her I was going to make her famous, and a famous princess, known throughout the land, and youtube too you know.

Well how else are people going to find out about captain matty’s cool adventures? And make the adventures into a story and then come to your school to do a show and a story for the kids in auckland, and new zealand and in outerspace, because alien kids also need to know about pirate matty’s adventures too, because obviously aliens have trea0s0ure, and lasers and cool holograms, and spaceships so pirate matty could then become a space pirate in space who is known throughout the galaxy and fights luke skywalker and beats up all the ewoks and takes all their treasure.

First we put our funny show on youtube and then we just keep doing that until we’re really awesome and then also telling everyone that we are awesome and will come and help you find treasure and cast magical spells. I will also use my cunning networks of spies, thieves and cutthroats to spread the word that pirate matty is on the rise on the auckland seas once again. And they will know because of our pirate youtube.

What can we put on our pirate youtube channel? pirate videos? Of course!

But, but . . . what kind of pirate videos? Funny pirate and fairy pirate videos! You see I have so many ideas I sort of have to keep brainstorming and going on and taking each part of the story and doing it in as many different funny ways as possible.

I get bored in my garden looking around auckland for where a fairy party might be.

PIRATE VS. FAIRY VIDEOS

So what ideas have we got that we would definitely like to do?

This is the basic plot for 6-7 2 minute skits.

– Pirate Matty is on a fairy hunt, and he going through the trees looking for fairies saying mean things about them, he cannot see them playing tricks on him.

– Pirate Matty spots a fairy and tries to chase her and net her, but ends up with the net on his head. The fairy is very cross and mean to him and he finally nets her. Now pirate matty is really in trouble!

– The fairy sprinkles her magic dust and suddenly pirate matty is doing all kinds of strange things, slapping himself, barking like a dog, pig, chicken, cow . . . and then she turns him into a fairy!

– Pirate matty has been turned into a fairy! And the cheeky fairy is dressed and acting like she is the pirate!!! Pirate matty is angry and confused but just when decides he likes being a fairy and doesn’t want to be a pirate anymore – and she turns him back!

– pirate matty is begging and crying for the fairy to be nice and grant him a wish. The fairy makes him dance, and sing, and scrub the deck . . . hey that’s my line! Will pirate matty promise to behave and do as he’s told?

– afterhours streetwise pirate matty tries his charm on the fairy, bragging and boasting, but this fairy has heard it all before from big talking pirates

– the fairy agrees to help pirate matty get a ship, but stupid pirates don’t understand magic you can’t just use magic for everything! As they go on their way they have a lot of ideas – what about fairy removal and extermination services? maybe not. What about pirate matty’s dancing and singing school? Maybe not. What about doing birthdays? That would NEVER work. The pirate and the fairy wander off, squabbling.

EXTRA NOTES:

Just some notes I made to fall back on if we get stuck.

1 – LOOKING FOR A FAIRY

Pirate matty is searching for the fairy with a giant net for catching fairies. but he never sees her standing behind him, possibly dancing.

What you’ve got to know about fairies is that 4 out of 5 doctors agree that fairies have girl germs. You’ve got to be aware of course that girl germs is one of the most serious complications facing young pirates today. The effects of girl germs can be deadly. Being touched by a girl can mean you have been infected with girl germs, and it means that you must love them because you are a boy and they aer a girl and they are, in fact yukky.

If I caught a fairy, I’d wish that it was my birthday everyday. If a fairy was here rigth now I would say “I wish it was my birthday everyday.” and then I would eat cake all day and I would get so fat that instead of attack my enemies I would sit on their head and roll on top of them like a ginormous bowling ball.

2 – ARE YOU A FAIRY

Wait what’s that? Is that a fairy?? OMG she is sooooo pretty!! YEAH PRETTY UGLY RIGHT GUYS HAHAHAHA

lots of chase scenes where fairies dance around clumsy pirates trying to catch them.

Are you a fairy? Sassy fairy “what does it look like you smelly pirate”

“Pirate matty if you don’t get this net off me right this instantce i’m going to turn you into a – . . . ”

3 – FAIRY MAGIC

fairies are very weird, peculiar, strange, crazy, odd,

fairies cast magical spells and this makes them very very dangerous! They can’t be trusted. “Hey pirate matty don’t you think it would be really funny if you just started slapping yourself in the face?”
“No.” *fairy dust*
“Well actually I think slapping myself in the face is an excellent idea and I can’t see why I didn’t do it earlier, thank you, you wonderful, beautiful, amazing fairy. In fact I might start eating my boot now because it’s delicious.”

Fairy turns pirate Matty into a frog/chicken/cow/dog etc. . . . until she thinks what would be worse than turning pirate matty into a cute little fairy!

$ – FAIRY/PIRATE COSTUME SWAP

do you know what these fairies have got me doing now? I got into so much trouble, they turned me into a fairy! Can you believe it! (then have a fairy girl play a pirate) Look, can you just leave me alone? I don’t have any wishes, okay? I just want to prance and sing with my friends the fawns and small creatures of the woodlands.

Fairy: “I’m pirate matty and I’m looking for fairies but I can’t find them because I’m big and dumb and ugly and smelly.”

Matty: “HEY!”

BEGGING FOR WISHES

Can you grant me a wish? Say please. do a little dance. scrub the deck.

Why do you deserve a wish pirate matty you’ve been nasty and mean and horrible, why do you deserve a wish?

Whinging cane you pleeeeease just grant me one little wish? I promise I’ll be good! I’ll take you to the pet shop!

Pirate Matty has a temper tantrum. (kids seem to think temper tantrums are hilarious when theyre not the one having them!)

PICK UP PIRATE TRYING TO IMPRESS FAIRY

Fairies are a lot of hard work. You may think it’s easy to catch a fairy and make them grant you wishes but it is a lot harder than it looks. They are very sneaky.

fairies are always singing and dancing and laughing and playing, it kind of half drives you mad, they don’t have ANY treasure or cool weapons, lasers, robots, turrets, ships, spaceships, or chocolate, lollies, they dont even have fizzy drinks. All they do is sit on a mushroom all day how boring is that? They are just waiting for a cool, handsome pirate to grant wishes too.

Introducing romantic charming big shot pirate matty . . .

would you have a fairy as your girlfriend? I went out with one once but she turned me into a frog! I had to spend 3 weeks trying to convince the bar wench at the public house to kiss me!

Streetwise pirate matty is trying to impress fairy with tales of himself running the birthday game, the boss of birthdays, all the cake you want, pretty girl. Stick with me.

pirate matty we’re not just going to hand out wishes willy nilly, what kind of pirate are you, you don’t even have a ship!

That’s preposterous of course I have a ship! (pulls ship out of pocket)

– and look at your pirate uniform! it’s time for a fairy makeover!

7 – FAIRY/PIRATE INDUSTRUES

The fairy has agreed to help pirate matty and they are wandering off together nattering about how they could get a ship.

Fairy removal service. Are fairies into up to strange doings in your garden? Magical, mysterious, strange, peculiar? You need pirate matty the fairy exterminator! Rapid response and removal!

Dancing and Singing lessons with clumsy pirate?

Maybe we will just have to build our own ship . . .

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These are just ideas to serve as a loose structure until we’ve got that good flow on improvising, into a groove with more improvised, characterised interactions

I’m happy to go off in any direction I’ve just but some notes and structure down in case we get stuck. My main focus right now is the gags. To me a good half an hour show is a dozen gags the kids will love and then bring in the story and the interactive elements around the funnies.

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okay so ive had a change of heart regarding location – i dont think ill be that inspired in my backyard. i reckon if we go for the domain or cornwall park, both are big enough that we will be able to find plenty of spots that are private enough that will spark ideas, and work with the scenes ive got in mind.

Also me being self conscious of what my neighbours will think hearing me yelling about fairies – I don’t want that to impede my performance. I don’t know how you feel but I’m so used to performing with the kids, when the kids aren’t there it will seem a bit strange at first!

But I’ve got lots of great ideas to start off. This is about 6 or 7 x 2 minute clips that will take us from pirate matty hunting down and meeting the fairy on and convincing the fairy to help him on his mission – starting with building his ship.

i dont think we need too much introduction or characterisation – we can do that more later on, i just want to get some short, funny pirate vs. fairy interactions on vid, so we can build around where we’re getting the best laughs. I’m only providing loose structure now so we can build a rapport and within a few sessions be totally improvising.

I tried my fairy costume on myself last night – I barely squeezed in and it looks so silly on me! In one skit you will turn me into a fairy and I think this will be great, it would work really well in a show too for easy laughs and lots of follow on jokes as I start deciding being a fairy isn’t so bad after all.

have you got an email I can send you these notes on these skits? I’m thinking sunday oct 13 right now if that works for you.

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