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Malex Minute 124

Malex goes to the grocery store, leaving Linus and Snufflefungus to patiently wait in the car. But nobody really expects them to do that, do they? Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think!

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Here we have a so-called ‘Malex-lite’ episode, wherein the primary focus is on Linus and Snufflefungus and what goes on when Malex isn’t around. Awesome, right? I’m pretty sure Linus and Snufflefungus interacting is one of my favorite things ever. They just have this chemistry that’s hard to beat.

Even cooler, Peter wrote this episode solo. I didn’t have to move a muscle! I just went over and hollered at him for a while, and a couple of hours later, this finished script magically appeared!

Apparently the Chess match Peter wrote in is actually based on the Scholar’s mate, a trap which Linus (as an artificially-intelligent computer) should have been able to deftly avoid. Sadly, Linus was never designed to play Chess, so despite wanting to get better at it, he remains a staggeringly incompetent player. In fact, Linus has been beaten by everyone he’s ever played. Yes, even that hamster that one time.

As for Snufflefungus, his Chess skills have substantially improved since Malex Minute 104. Back then, he barely knew the names of the pieces or how they moved. Apparently he’s had more than a few Chess altercations since then, since he’s now clearly capable of playing speed chess in his head.

But you don’t want to hear about Chess! I don’t even want to write about it!

Let’s just hope that we get the pleasure of hearing more of Linus and Snufflefungus hanging out while Malex is away. Let’s also hope that, next time, they keep the property damage to a minimum.

ttyl!

——Alex Markley

“Quick, kill it! It’s as big as a house!”

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Okay now, you two stay here and be good! I’ll just be in the store for a little while.

Snufflefungus: Okay, bye!

Linus: Yeah yeah, go away.

Snufflefungus: Wow, we’re waiting in a parking lot! Isn’t this exciting?

Linus: Yeah sure… No. It isn’t.

Snufflefungus: Oh look at that! It’s someone else pulling up! They’re going into the store too! What a coincidence!

Linus: (Sighs.)

Snufflefungus: Oh look, Linus! That other car over there has a dog in it! (Yells.) Hi Doggy! We’re waiting for our driver to finish in the store too!

Linus: (Fake excitement.) Oh look up there, Snuffy. A security camera on the top of the building. Moving back… and forth… and back… and forth…

Snufflefungus: That’s not so exciting…

~~ Silence.

Snufflefungus: I’m bored. What do you wanna do, Linus?

Linus: Drive away. But that would be illegal.

Snufflefungus: I meant, maybe we could play a game or something!

Linus: Like what?

Snufflefungus: Maybe I spy! Okay… I’m thinking of something big and red, that says “Mr. Grocer’s Happy Mart!”

Linus: The big red letters on the front of the store?

Snufflefungus: Yes! …Maybe that’s a little too easy.

~~ Silence.

Snufflefungus: Okay, I have another one! I’m thinking of something tiny and grey!

Linus: That describes every pebble in the parking lot and every corner of brick on the building. Give me more details.

Snufflefungus: Okay… It’s made of metal, and it’s shaped like a donut!

Linus: Is it one of the links on the chain dangling from the bottom of the shopping cart right there?

Snufflefungus: Yep! You got it!

~~ Silence.

Snufflefungus: Maybe we should play something else. Oh I know! How about we play chess in our heads?

Linus: (Excited.) You’re on! Take the first move if you dare.

~~ Very rapid chess game.

Snufflefungus: E2 to E4!

Linus: E7 to E5!

Snufflefungus: D1 to H5!

Linus: B8 to C6!

Snufflefungus: F1 to C4!

Linus: G8 to F6!

Snufflefungus: H5 takes F7 – checkmate!

Linus: Bah!

~~ Silence.

Snufflefungus: Oh look, Linus! I found some binoculars in the glove compartment!

Linus: Oh good, maybe you could stare at the sun with them. That sounds pretty funny.

Snufflefungus: (Confused.) But Malex says not to stare at the sun because it’s bad for–

Linus: Fine, don’t do it. See if I care.

Snufflefungus: Hey look, a birdie!

Linus: Woe is me! Malex got fed up with us! He was lying when he said he’d be back, and really he has left us to the buzzards!

Snufflefungus: But… the birdie I was looking at through the binoculars wasn’t a buzzard–

Linus: No, of course not… (Trailing off.) That would be too conspicuous…

Snufflefungus: Here, Linus! Look at the birdie!

Linus: Get those things out of my face!

Snufflefungus: …What does a buzzard look like, anyway?

Linus: Alright, give those here!

Snufflefungus: See, right over there!

Linus: No, that’s no buzzard… Hey… Look, another bird! It– It looks like it’s attacking the first one!

Snufflefungus: (Gasps.) Lemme see!

Linus: Hush! … Yeah, it’s attacking it!

Snufflefungus: Oh Linus, we have to do something!

Linus: Here, maybe if we go shove that cart toward them it’ll scare off the attacker.

Snufflefungus: Let’s do it! Quick, before it’s too late!

Linus: Alright, wait here.

~~ Linus leaves the car.

Snufflefungus: Oh, I hope it works…

~~ Linus re-enters the car.

Linus: There, that should do it.

Snufflefungus: Um… Linus? The cart is headed towards– (Gasps.) It hit that person’s car!

Linus: Oh no! Their car is rolling down the hill!

Snufflefungus: And it just hit the pillar to that gas station, causing the gas station to collapse entirely! What are we going to do?!

Linus: We’re not going to move a muscle!

Malex: Okay guys, I’m back. Glad to see neither of you are dead or missing. That looks like quite an accident over there… I wonder what happened?

Snufflefungus: There was a bird! And it was attacking another bird! And a cart!

Malex: Never mind, I– Just… I don’t want to know.

Linus: Let’s go, please.

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writer: Peter Markley

Voices: Markley Brothers

Post-processing director: Gabriel Markley

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to Jesse Stephens for use of the Car Door sound effect.

Thanks to Sandy RB for use of the Bomb sound effect.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

Lilly's picture

First comment? Is everyone dead?

Very funny episode!

The old men's giggling club is much better than the bitter old people's convention. o.o

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Fopsworth doesn't exist, he's really Aisling.

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

Susie Markley's picture

I love this episode!!!

I love it when Snuffy beats Linus in chess! And I love the explosion in the background when Malex comes back into the car! (Good job Foppy!)

<3

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Peter's picture

Hehehe

Well I’m very glad you both liked it! :-J

Lilly said:

The old men's giggling club is much better than the bitter old people's convention. o.o

*lol* That’s true…

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“… But as for me, I trust in [God.]” –Psalm 55:23

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

Wow.

That was great guys. thanks for making me laugh so late at night.

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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.

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.

Peter's picture

Hehe

Always a pleasure! Thanks for the comment! XD

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“… But as for me, I trust in [God.]” –Psalm 55:23

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

Great work!!

I missed Malex a little, but Linus and Snuffy are so funny together that it was okay. This is pretty much what happened whenever I left my kids alone in the car for any length of time. I didn't do that very often!

Snufflefungus: H5 takes F7 – checkmate!

Linus: Bah!

This was so hilarious!!

Linus:Oh look up there, Snuffy. A security camera on the top of the building. Moving back… and forth… and back… and forth…

Snufflefungus: That’s not so exciting…

Snuffy is hard to figure. Why does he not find that exciting, but IS excited by the other car pulling up...???

Snufflefungus: Hey look, a birdie!

Linus: Woe is me! Malex got fed up with us! He was lying when he said he’d be back, and really he has left us to the buzzards!

This comment is so completely off the wall, and Linus' delivery is just fabulous!!

I loved this episode guys. Sorry I didn't get to listen to it till now, but it was definitely worth the wait.

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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.

Peter's picture

Oh

Thank you very much, I’m so glad you liked it! XD

Hehehe… I think Snuffy not getting excited about the security camera was partly due to Linus’s wording, but also Snuffy gets more excited about other people or animals he can potentially make friends with. :D

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“… But as for me, I trust in [God.]” –Psalm 55:23

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

Sweet little Snuffy!!!

He's so sweet! He just wants to make friends!! I love him so much!!

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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.

Susie Markley's picture

SNUFF!!!!!!!

I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND, SNUFFY!!!!!!! <3 <3 :-* <3 :-* <3 <3

:-* I L <3 VE YOU, SNUFFY!!!!!

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Peter's picture

Hehehehe

I’m glad you both enjoy the Malex Minute so much! XD

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“… But as for me, I trust in [God.]” –Psalm 55:23

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

Awesome Episode!!

This episode reminds me of some of the madness from my long trip, except of course that this was even funnier!

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I have one word for you... *stands on stool with Aisling's cloak... LOOM!!!!!

Graduation is coming, everybody grab your caps and gowns!

Peter's picture

Ooh!

That makes me really happy! XD Score!

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“… But as for me, I trust in [God.]” –Psalm 55:23

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

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