Scoot and The Dudes chose Breaking DI News, in which they were to build a weight-bearing structure out of newspaper and present an international news story, using recycled props.
In the skit, a family group consisting of a dad (the Caterpillar), a daughter, and a grandfather with a checkered past ("I've been to jail before!") decided to go on a picnic in a park which was closed for construction. They asked the audience for ideas to supplement the grandfather's lunch of haggis sandwiches, pickled pigs' feet, and chocolate-covered grasshoppers. The crane operator warned them off, but they decided to use the intricate crane to send their picnic over the wall, anyway. Sadly, they ran out of time after their first attempt. I doubt they earned very many points. But they were brave to try, given the circumstances. And, as the difficulty of the challenge made it rather unpopular, they were the only entrants in their level. So they were awarded first place. Will this patched-up muster of peacocks try to get their act together and compete in the state finals?
That remains to be seen. But I can testify that, on the home front, the creativity continues: