Quintus: We have a big problem. Passover is coming up.
Pilate: Oh, those matzah crumbs everywhere!
Quintus: Not just that. You know our deal with the Jews?
Pilate: Yep. We gotta pardon a prisoner, and the Jews get to pick.
Quintus: And we just captured Barabbas.
Pilate: That rabble-rouser! Just hearing his name gets my blood boiling!
Quintus: He speaks of starting a revolution!
Pilate: I know! Can you imagine? Jews taking over?
Quintus: They'll kick us back to Rome!
Pilate: I don't want to go back to Rome! I'll be a nobody in Rome!
Quintus: Well, we got that other prisoner...
Pilate: Joshua something or other...
Quintus: He is harmless.
Quintus: Yeah, just wanders around in a robe and talks a bunch of gibberish.
Pilate: So why did we imprison him?
Quintus: He was spewing some nonsense. Turning water into beer, I think?
Pilate: He doesn't really?...
Qunitus: Of course not! It's some kind of a magic trick!
Pilate: We can't have that!
Quintus: Obviously, we can't, but think about it: Barabbas talks about starting a revolution. Joshua tries to get people drunk.
Pilate: So how do we get the Jews to pick Joshua?
Quintus: We pay them off!
Pilate: Of course! You know how those people love their shekels!
Quintus: Yes, we pay them off, we pardon Joshua, and that rebel Barabbas hangs!
Pilate: Maybe we crucify him?
Quintus: What a great idea! What can go wrong?