Why can't I come up with any ideas?
Why can't I come up with any ideas?
Are those STIRRUPS? Is that a birthing table? Oh I can think of tons of possibilities, if you want to permanently traumatize children and go to jail for public indecency.....
I'm reminded of a couple of scenes from Knotts Scary Farm's maze "Tooth Fairy." There were some kid mannequins that had their jaws ripped out with dentists' lights shining on them. It was incredibly unsettling...so strap a mannequin to it! Or do like JCO recommended...though not as a public exhibition
Mad scientist lab, of course.
Fake leg through the stirrup, and have the good doctor removing half of it.
PS I love it BTW.
Grunge it up first. Paint it gun metal gray or a like color. Cover the padded parts with dirty sheets. Agree that a mannequin of sorts would look cool. I'd have the thing in full recline position and a mad scientist actor next to it. Hell, use a live actor in place of the mannequin and let him and the doctor play off the crowd with some dialogue, etc...
Americans sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I am loving the input on this. I do like the hideous Salmon color and would hate to ruin that, so maybe just some creepy cloth over it. An idea I had, was to have this as a photo opportunity. I 'may' just be sitting there myself in a straitjacket inviting ToTs to take a picture with me.
So, I must come clean now, I have been doing a medical theme the last two years in my small yard and been searching something like this out and finally scored this from Craigslist for an unbelievable $30 and could not pass it up.
I think most -- ok all -- women who have been to a gynecologist office would recognize that exam chair LOL. Unless you are going to have a mom having given birth to a zombie baby which she can be holding and the rest of her covered up, I'd probably use it as something else.
That salmon color is wild. So is it motorized to raise the head section up and down? Is that part working? That might be fun to include as movement if you had an actor/doctor at that scene. I'd probably remove the stirrups...or do they retract inward out of the way? Then I'd probably raise the lower leg area even with the rest of the table and add straps to hold a patient down. Definitely a mad lab or morgue kind of set up. Did like the dentist idea as well.
Great find for the price (I'd never have the room for it but it's nice it's on wheels at least). I like your previous set up btw.
Hey if you consider a zombie baby delivery you can have the mom on the table, and you playing doctor with your back to the group, if the chair back raises if you can do that with a remote, start that action, trigger some baby crying soundtrack and then turn around to the kids holding the baby and saying something like, "oh look mrs. X, here's your lovely baby! He's so cute, looks just like your husband" and then unswaddle the baby to show off the zombie baby face. Maybe when you turn around you surprise them by being a zombie doctor yourself. The places our thoughts go to LOL. Would also work for an alien baby delivery if you take the theme in that direction. I was a big fan of the X-Files and Erlenmeyer Flask episode series of growing aliens inside human moms for a new race. Alien DNA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Erlenmeyer_Flask
Speaking of aliens, one of my favorite jump-out-of-your-seat moments in a movie theater was probably during Aliens when the alien popped out of the persons body. Having one or two actors with you trying to hold down a body and it would be very cool if you could rig something to pop up out of the chest -- maybe with a simple foot-type lever action. Wouldn't have to jump out far but that would be very cool, startling and even scary depending on your lighting and how close the kids are to it. If you are handy, I can see that large cabinet space beneath the torso cushion area being a great place to hide the mechanics if you drill through the cabinet and replace the cushion with a temp one that you could cover up (and that way still save the original salmon one for use later). With a thick, high foam cushion that would be hollowed out for placing the alien centered below the "patient's chest", you'd have room to hide it from sight. Press the foot pedal down and a rod extends upward through the chest with a foam alien part attached to the top of it. Release the foot pedal and down it goes again into the chest. Rearrange the "breakaway" patient sheet which hides the alien below for the next group of people to the exam room. Probably someone here could help design something like this for you.
The only electric in it is an outlet on the back. No motors in it, unfortunately. The stirrups are fully retractable.
Something might just have to go thump inside the cabinet.