Country Comes to Buckhorn: Act 2 - Scene 1: Sheriff Potts Has a Plan

Updated on September 18, 2019
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Gerry Glenn Jones is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, as well as scripts for theatre and film. This is a factual account.

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Act 2 - Scene 1: Sacrifice The Deputy

(Earl Watson has just left the sheriff's office and sheriff Potts brews up a plan for Deputy Watkins)

Sheriff Leroy Potts:

Jim, we got us a problem!

Deputy Jim Jenkins:

What's that, Sheriff?

Sheriff Leroy Potts:

I think ole Earl suspects that we been tryin to catch him a shinning out on his place, and done gone and booby-trapped it for us.

Deputy Jim Jenkins:

That ain't good; it's bad enough dealing with that ole bear, much less, booby traps.

Sheriff Leroy Potts:

You need to ease out there tonight and try and find them traps, afore we get in um.

Deputy Jim Jenkins:

You ain't a comin?

Sheriff Leroy Potts:

Naw, it's better one of us stays in town to take care of any crime that might go on.

Deputy Jim Jenkins: But, sheriff, we ain't had no crime calls since Billy Ray's daddy got blowed out of his outhouse by some kinda bomb. It turned out to be Billy Ray and Ely a playing with a chemistry set.

Sheriff Leroy Potts:

I ain't gonna take no chances; now you go on out there tonight and look around.

Deputy Jim Jenkins:

What about that ole bear; what am I suppose ta do if I run into him tonight?

Sheriff Leroy Potts:

I know it's hard a thinking about not having me out there to purtect you, but you'll just have ta deal with it.

Deputy Jim Jenkins:

Okay, sheriff, but I ain't a liking it one bit.

Act 2 - Scene 2: Bobbi Jo Arrives

(Sheriff Potts and Deputy Jenkins leave the stage)

(Vern is waiting for Bobbi Jo at the bus station, Billy Ray and Ely walk up)

Billy Ray Mathis:

What ya doin, Vern?


I'm waitin on the bus...cousin Bobbi Jo is comin to visit.

Billy Ray Mathis:

I ain't pulled her pigtails in a long time.


I reckon you boys better not start pickin on her like ya did before; grandpa told me to take good care of her.

Ely Stone:

Now, Vern, ya know me and Billy Ray ain't gonna pick on no pore defenseless girl.


I know ya better not! Here comes the bus now.

(Bobbi Jo gets off the bus, and she's several inches taller than the boys. She's wearing her hair tucked under a ball cap, and she has a pair of overalls on.. The boys are stunned)

Billy Ray Mathis:

Well, if it ain't the Jolly Green Giant!

(Vern gives him a mean look, and Ely laughs)


Hello cousin, Bobbi Jo.

Bobbi Jo:

Hey Vern, I see you still hang around with your two genius friends.

Billy Ray Mathis:

Why, thank you Bobbi Jo, we is purty smart.


Come on Bobbi Jo, let's go out ta the farm; grandma and grandpa are itchin ta see you.

Ely Stone:

By Bobbi Jo, well see you at the dance Saturday night, and I might let ya dance with me.

(Vern and Bobbi Jo shake their heads and walk toward the pickup truck as the two geniuses smile at each other.

Deputy Jim Jenkins
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Bobbi Jo
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Stay Tuned For More "Country Comes to Buckhorn"

This concludes Act 2 - Scene 2, and we'll continue in the next installment with more exciting adventures in Act 2 - Scene 3, where Arnold the Bear returns to reap havoc on the countryside.

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© 2019 Gerry Glenn Jones


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      Gerry Glenn Jones 

      9 months ago from Somerville, Tennessee

      You've got that right! Did he spray?

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      Gerry Smith 

      9 months ago

      Interesting stuff, I know most of these people from working with them over the years. I especially liked the skunk incident. My wife accidentally let one in our house in Springfield thinking it was a cat. what else could you expect from a lawyer?


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