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Malex Minute 080

In this episode, Snufflefungus’s mind does strange things. Also, Malex tries to talk about some irrelevant news. Or does he…? Give it a listen and let us know what you think.

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

It’s always interesting to think about dream sequences, and they’re quite fun to write. However, when Snufflefungus is involved in such a dream sequence, the very phrase takes on a wholly different meaning.

Not that it isn’t harmless and ‘cute’ and fun… It’s just so alien to those of us with rational minds that we must cease – we must abort our respective trains of thought and flee screaming into the hills.

After all, who could have guessed that Snufflefungus, in the deepest part of his inner consciousness, thinks of Linus as some sort of horrific, extracanonical Eighth Dwarf?

Not me, I assure you.

By the way, I disclaim all responsibility for the ‘song’ which accompanies this episode. Its lyrics were composed in a bubbling fervor. The kind of fervor which can only be accomplished by mixing extremely late hours with sugary coffee.

Also, the tune very probably constitutes a blatant copyright violation parody. That’s what it’s called.

Hope you enjoy the episode!

ttyl.

——Alex Markley

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Snufflefungus: Welcome to the Malex Minute everybody! I’m Malex, and I’m hosting the show today!

Linus: Don’t you all think bookshelves are nice? Linus, don’t you? Don’t you?!

Malex: What are you talking about?! I hate bookshelves!

Snufflefungus: Now, now Linus, you’ve gotta be nice to Snufflefungus!

Linus: It’s okay, he’s still my best friend even if he is always mean to me.

Malex: I don’t need to be nice to Snufflefungus, you freaking hippie.

Linus: Hippie! Noun! A person of unconventional appearance and manner, who typically wears long hair and a beard and is associated with a subculture involving the use of recreational drugs and a rejection of traditional thinking!

Malex: Yeah, look it up. Your picture’s right there, ya’ freakin’ hippie.

Snufflefungus: Linus, shut up. Please. Before this comes to blows.

Linus: Oh look! Mister bookshelf has returned from work!

Malex: And all the little bookshelves are crowding around to greet their father!

Snufflefungus: Look at all the happiness, man!

Malex: Duck! It’s coming this way!

Linus: Let’s sing about it!

~~ The Smiling Bookshelves Song.

Linus: Wake up! Snufflefungus, wake up please!

Snufflefungus: What? What happened?!

Malex: (Grunts as if recovering from a severe neurological trauma.) You were dreaming into our heads.

Snufflefungus: Oh! Sorry!

Linus: I want you to make absolutely sure that never happens again.

Snufflefungus: So, did everybody like sharing my dreaming times?

Malex: Why did you recast all of us? Are you still subconsciously wishing you were the host of the show?

Snufflefungus: I dunno!

Linus: And seriously. What the heck was up with those bookshelves?!

Snufflefungus: They were happy! And my friends!

Linus: (Yells.) It’s like a freaking Disney cartoon in your head!

Snufflefungus: And it never stops!

Malex: Oh my…

Linus: Malex, this has got to be reason enough to sell him to the circus.

Malex: No.

Linus: But I have a buyer lined up already!

Malex: No.

Linus: The auction has closed! There’s a high bidder! The arrangements are made! (To Snufflefungus.) There’s free ice cream!

Snufflefungus: Sign me up!

Malex: (Shouts.) No!

Linus: Fine. Everything I’ve said was a lie. But I’m not sorry!

Snufflefungus: Aw, Linus, you’re such a good best friend!

Linus: Arrgh, the affection overwhelms me!

Malex: Well, what do you know. Anyway, I have some news to talk about…

Snufflefungus: Really?

Malex: Yes. See–

Linus: News, eh?

Malex: Right, see–

Snufflefungus: Linus, you shouldn’t interrupt people.

Malex: So recently–

Linus: What?! You little fur-thing! I didn’t interrupt him, you did!

Malex: (Silence…) So anyway–

Snufflefungus: (Quietly/timidly.) I think we both interrupted him together…

Malex: May I please say one thing?

Linus: Whenever you’re ready.

Malex: You’re too kind. Anyway, I assume you’re all familiar with crop circles? And watch as I steadfastly refuse to wait for a response to that rhetorical question. Recently, a new batch of crop circles has begun appearing all over the world.

Snufflefungus: Really–?

Malex: Oh no you don’t! These crop circles are interesting for one specific reason: They are all apparently formed by burning – as opposed to crushing – the crops involved. And instead of geometric patterns and fractals, these crop circles appear to represent chocolate-chip cookies!

Snufflefungus: Mm!

Linus: And this is interesting why?

Malex: It just seems odd to me. That’s all.

Linus: You know, as horrified as I am to find out what goes on inside Snufflefungus’s tortured little brain, your mind is a far more terrifying prospect.

Malex: I’ll take that as a compliment, despite it being an obvious, cliched, and downright pathetic attempt at an insult.

Linus: What? Cliched?! I’ll have you know I searched my entire memory of our interactions to this date, and I positively confirmed that this exchange is entirely unique!

Malex: Oh yeah?!

Linus: Yeah!

Malex: Well maybe the original exchange just went so badly for you that the memory erased itself!

Linus: What?! Why you! … Wait! That could happen, couldn’t it?!

Malex: Yup.

Linus: Wait, what were we just saying?

Snufflefungus: You were explaining to the audience why you like ponies!

Linus: Well, they’re just so fuzzy and cute! (Roars.) What?!

Malex: Ladies and Gentlemen, that’s it for today’s episode. Thanks so much for listening today, and we hope that you’ll join us again next week on the Malex Minute!

~~ End

The Smiling Bookshelves Song

Smile, bookshelves, smile! Because the happiness is everywhere today!

Smile, bookshelves, smile! ’Cause we’re so happy that we don’t know what to say!

Oozing through the walls and hanging in the air.

Evaporating all your troubles and your cares.

Smile, bookshelves, smile! Because the happiness makes everything seem grey.

Smile, bookshelves, smile! Because the happiness is really here to stay!

Someday you’ll get over this infection!

And with it leave behind your ill complexion!

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writers: Alex Markley, Gabriel Markley, and Peter Markley

Voices: Markley Brothers

Post-processing director: Gabriel Markley

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

What can I say?

This episode is really unique and very, very funny!

Quartz, the illustration is amazing. I love the Disneyesque look, especially in Linus's and Malex's hands. And what's up with those body positions?

The colors and hearts and stuff look like they've come stright from an Archies video, circa 1970. And, Malex, the song/singing sounds like some kind of Alpine drinking song.

The whole concept of the roles being switched was hilarious. Linus sounded so...disturbing trying to be nice.

I think this was my favorite part, other than the song, of course.

Linus: What?! Why you! ... Wait! That could happen, couldn't it?!

Malex: Yup.

Linus: Wait, what were we just saying?

Snufflefungus: You were explaining to the audience why you like ponies!

Linus: Well, they're just so fuzzy and cute! (Roars) WHAT?!

Overall, I think this is one of the funniest and most original episodes in a long time. Great job, guys.

BTW, do bookshelves have bad complexions?

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Lilly's picture

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Oh man! I loved this episode X-D Although i was a bit frightened at the beginning 0_0 ...

LOL! Awesome job!

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There is a heartbeat at 18 days,

And a soul from conception,

its a baby, not an it.

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

Alex's picture

Hehe

Thanks a lot! The idea of having all the characters switch around was something we wanted to do for a little while, but were having trouble coming up with a way to accomplish it without hurting the audience's mind.

As you can see, we still failed to come up with a way to do it that didn't hurt the audience's mind, but we did come up with a reasonable exit strategy for the scenario. ;)

Btw, love your sig.

ttyl!

--Alex Markley

"Crap, I have levitation class at 25:131. Better set the alarm to 'cinnamon'."

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Oh, yes. Ohhhhh, YES!! This

Oh, yes. Ohhhhh, YES!! This is Soooooooo funny! Ha! I loved it! If you ever compile a "Top Ten Funniest/Most Entertaining" list for the Malex Minute, this one has GOT to be on it!! :) Way to go Markley Bros ;)

Linus: (yells) It's like a freaking Disney cartoon in your head!

Snufflefungus: And it never stops!

Malex: Oh my...

Those were the single three funniest lines out of the whole episode! Priceless!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Alex's picture

:-D

I'm so glad you liked the episode! That's what makes all this work worthwhile. :)

ttyl

--Alex Markley

"Crap, I have levitation class at 25:131. Better set the alarm to 'cinnamon'."

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

This was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been listening to these for over a year befory joining and I have to this one was the funnist one I have heard. Although the song at the end was a bit weird. But other than that it was good. :-D

I realy don't belive it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike- Hey Bob, you know what I hate?

Bob- What’s that Mike?

Mike- Giant Snakes that pop out of nowhere and kill ya.

Bob- You know, I hate those too.

“Crash.”

Random guard tower guy- Wow, good thing that was the guard tower next to us.

Alex's picture

Wow!

The Real JFK weighs in! ;)

Thanks for the compliment, JFK. I'm really glad you enjoyed this episode.

The song at the end was a bit weird, that I'll grant without hesitation. It was one of those things that sounded better in my head than it ended up sounding on the mic. :-P

But no matter, the rest of the episode compensated for that alright. :-D

ttyl

--Alex Markley

"Crap, I have levitation class at 25:131. Better set the alarm to 'cinnamon'."

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Peter's picture

Yeah...

Also, my singing voice is loud, but I struggle mortally hitting the notes. Possibly the worst combination. X-( :P

SangMing said:

"Quartz, the illustration is amazing. I love the Disneyesque look, especially in Linus's and Malex's hands."

*lol* Thanks! XD I'm glad.

SangMing said:

"And what's up with those body positions?"

Heheh, yes I purposely made some things about people's body language precisely wrong. XD

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In Chinese Heaven, everyone will light each other's four-foot cigars.

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Body language?

I'm fascinated by facial expressions, personally.

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One phrase. Three simple words.

Jesus - A real person

Is - Present tense; living

God - The embodiment of the Sovereign

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Lilly's picture

Smile... bookshelves...?

This weekend my dad was watching football (i hate football :-(| ) I found myself staring at the screen and still entertained. Then i realized i was thinking "Smile bookshelves smile!" :-P

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There is a heartbeat at 18 days,

And a soul from conception,

its a baby, not an it.

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

WHOA

Oh...my...goodness......until just now, I had not looked at Quartz's illustration for this Episode. All I can say is...whoa @-D :-O X-| @-D . I'm REALLY glad I'm not a figment of Snuffy's imagination! *Shudder*

This is a very talented drawing, Quartz! I love the way you made everything look so Disny-cartoonish :-D . It's an awesome parody of Disney design!! WTG!!

The floating hearts are just too much...and ironically, Linus appears to be the most cheerful and most sickeningly Disneyfied of all of the character!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Peter's picture

Aw

Thanks a lot, Noble Wisdom! XD Yeah, I actually did a bit of research with Google's image search to study the way Disney did things... Personally, while growing up, I saw more of the old, classic Warner Bros. cartoons than I did of Disney cartoons.

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Gaussian Blur fixes everything.

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Quartz, U rock

Well, I think you did a SWELL job! You certainly did your research :-P

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Peter's picture

Heheh...

Thank you very much! XD

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Gaussian Blur fixes everything.

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

De Nada

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

2 years late...

Yeah I'm like two years late but I thought you guys sang that WONDERFULLY! You really have good talent!

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Peter's picture

*lol*

Thank you! X-( :P

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

XD

LOL

Did you not like it? It was really good; better than I could've done X-D

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Peter's picture

Hehe

I think we were occasionally missing the notes; we all do much better in a larger choir with a good choir director… :P

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

naw...

I didn't hear that, all I heard was excellent tones that were all on-key and in pitch :D

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Peter's picture

Hehe

Thanks a lot!

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Awesome!

This is DEFINITELY my favorite one so far! Absolutely hilarious! I loved it 3 of my siblings are in another room and I was laughing so much I am quite sure they think I lost something.

I am TYSOME

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