Brady and I submitted many, many, many, many entries to the Roald Dahl Imaginormous contest last spring. The idea below actually got selected for use in some promotional material about the contest! Although we didn’t win a golden ticket — or the trip to New York to see the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical — we tried to be good sports. And I will forever treasure the time we spent putting our heads together to come up with clever, creative, and downright silly ideas!
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Bang Bang Bingo Bingo Bong Bong
(Also Known as Sound)
by Brady and Auntie Kimberly
Brady woke up on what seemed like a totally normal Wednesday morning. But then something totally NOT normal started happening.
Brady’s Avengers alarm clock started playing Darth Vader’s Imperial March from Star Wars! His alarm clock had never played the Star Wars song before!
Brady looked closer at the alarm clock, and listened super hard, and realized that the sound was coming from somewhere else.
Oh, it was probably coming from his giant stuffed Yoda! Which was still kinda weird, since his stuffed Yoda had never sung a song before. He got really close to stuffed Yoda and listened hard, and realized that the sound was coming from somewhere else.
He looked over at his rocking chair. Now it sounded like the song was coming from the rocking chair. But everyone knows that rocking chairs can’t sing!
Brady said out loud, “WHAT IS GOING ON????”
“Oh, hello”, said a voice from somewhere in the area of the rocking chair. “It’s just me.”
Brady asked, “Who are you?”
“I’m sorry,” said the voice. “I haven’t properly introduced myself. I am a sound! My full name is “Bang Bang Bingo Bingo Bong Bong, but you can call me Sound if you want, since that is easier to remember.
Brady asked, “Can you come out from behind the rocking chair so I can see you?”
Sound said, “Well, you can’t actually SEE me, because I’m a SOUND! I don’t have a body, but I can make any sound in the whole wide world!
Brady asked Sound if he could make a sound like a frog.
Sound said, “Ribbit! Ribbit! Ribbit!”
Brady asked Sound if he could sing the Oompa Loompa song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory.
Sound sang the Oompa Loompa song.
Brady asked if Sound could talk like Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
“You’re my faaaaaavorite deputy,” Sound said in Woody’s voice.
And then in Buzz Lightyear’s voice, he said, “To infinity and beyooooond!”
“Wow,” said Brady, “My name is Brady. You are super cool, Sound! Would you like to be my friend?”
“That would be awesome, Brady!” said Sound.
That afternoon, General Mommy dropped Brady off at Auntie Kimberly’s house for a play date.
Auntie Kimberly loved having Brady come over, because she thought Brady was totally awesome and super smart and very funny and lots of fun to play with.
Auntie Kimberly didn’t know it, but Sound had snuck into the house behind Brady.
Brady and Auntie Kimberly sat down at the dining room table to do some coloring. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door.
Auntie Kimberly got up to answer the door, but there was no one there!
She sat down, and the knocking sound happened again!
She got up again, but when she opened the door, there was no one there this time, either.
As Auntie Kimberly was just about to sit back down in her chair, the knocking happened AGAIN!
Auntie Kimberly asked, “WHAT IS GOING ON?”
Then Brady realized what was happening. “Sound,” he said, “KNOCK IT OFF!”
Brady explained to Auntie Kimberly about his new friend Bang Bang Bingo Bingo Bong Bong (also known as “Sound”), and said that he forgot that he had also invited Sound on their play date.
Then Brady and Auntie Kimberly got hungry, so Auntie Kimberly put out some orange slices for her and Brady to eat as a snack. As they each picked up an orange slice, a small high-pitched voice said, “Nooooooo! Please don’t eat me.”
Auntie Kimberly dropped her orange slice and said, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? DID THAT ORANGE JUST TALK? If this is really a talking orange, we shouldn’t eat it! Instead, it should be in a museum!”
Auntie Kimberly and Brady heard someone giggling, and then they realized that it was just Sound trying to trick them.
They went back to eating the orange slices, and they were so hungry, they ate them all up.
Sound said, “ORANGE you glad that was just a trick?”
“OK,” said Auntie Kimberly. You can stay here and play, but NO MORE TRICKS.”
“SOUNDS good,” said Sound.
Then they all had fun playing together. Sound made Brady and Auntie Kimberly laugh by oinking like a pig, by pretending to be Mr. Snuffleupagus blowing his nose, and by singing the Chicken Dance song while Brady and Auntie Kimberly did the Chicken Dance.
Brady and Auntie Kimberly decided to stop at Dairy Queen on the way back to Brady’s house. As they were walking up the sidewalk, they saw two robbers carrying out all the ice cream from the store!
Suddenly, everyone heard a police siren getting louder and louder and louder! The robbers got scared, and they dropped all the ice cream and ran away!
Brady and Auntie Kimberly helped the owner pick up all the ice cream. The owner was very happy that his ice cream hadn’t been stolen.
The owner said, “You know, it’s really weird that a police siren scared away those robbers, because I don’t see any police cars here.”
Auntie Kimberly and Brady looked at each other and smiled and said, “It was Sound! He tricked the robbers into thinking the police were coming!”
They introduced the owner to Sound, and explained that his real name was Bang Bang Bingo Bingo Bong Bong.
Sound asked Auntie Kimberly, “Is it OK that I played a trick? Just this once?”
Auntie Kimberly said it was OK, because he had done a good thing by keeping the robbers from stealing all of the ice cream.
The owner agreed, and he was SO grateful that he offered to give Brady, Auntie Kimberly, and Sound each a free large ice cream cone!
Sound gave his ice cream cone to Brady, because he didn’t have a mouth to eat it with.
Auntie Kimberly told Brady that he was a Lucky Duck for getting two ice cream cones.
“Quack, quack,” said Sound.
They laughed and laughed, and