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Malex Minute 132

Snufflefungus cheerfully attempts a new hobby. What kind of hobby? The best kind! The kind of hobby involving deadly snakes! Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think.

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Snufflefungus projects impossible cheerfulness into a deadly snake! So yeah, we’re back to normal. (You didn’t think the whole quarter would be interviews, did you?)

It’s of interest to me how rarely we seem to encounter a limitation in Snufflefungus’s bizarrely expansive set of psi powers. For all we know, he might be able to influence an election via telepathy or call down sheets of ice via cryokinesis, it just doesn’t occur to him to try. That’s right, his happiness runs so deep and his contentedness is so profound, he has simply never explored the limits of his own ability to change his circumstances.

I can’t help thinking that one day our heroes will find themselves in a jam so bad that even Snufflefungus will get desperate. And if Snufflefungus gets really desperate, who knows what might be unleashed?*

All speculation aside, we think you’ll enjoy the episode.

ttyl!

——Alex Markley

”Why do you ask?“

* - Three words: Flaming Spatula Maneuver.

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Welcome to the Malex Minute, Ladies and Gentlemen! I’m Malex and I’ll be your host for today, along with Linus… (Expectant.)

Linus: Go away. I’m busy being grumpy.

Malex: And the Snufflefungus!

Snufflefungus: (Cheerful.) But Linus, the world feels so much warmer when you smile!

Linus: That means it’s economic for me to save up my smiles for the winter.

Snufflefungus: Aw, how sad!

Malex: So guys, what are we doing for this episode?

Linus: You don’t even know yet? You’ve got ‘unprofessional’ written all over your face.

Snufflefungus: I know! We could dance! (Sing-song, while dancing.) A-da-da da-da da da! Ta-da!

Linus: Or maybe we could read about Communist oppression in China.

Snufflefungus: But dancing is more cheerful than Communism and oppression!

Malex: He’s got a point, Linus.

Linus: What? You’re going to turn a cold shoulder to the plight of those less fortunate than you? How uncaring!

Malex: No, we’re just not going to dwell on it on a comedy show!

Linus: Suite yourself, Scrooge.

Snufflefungus: I do like the idea of dancing! It’s– It’s just so cheerful! What do you think, Malex?

Malex: Well, the audience can’t really see you dance, so…

Snufflefungus: (Gasps.) I have an idea! I’ll be right back!

Malex: Okay.

Linus: Malex, this sounds dangerous. You’d better reclaim control of the situation before it’s too late.

Snufflefungus: I’m back!

Malex: Why are you wearing a turban?

Snufflefungus: I’m going to make Snakey dance! See?

Linus: I didn’t know you were a snake charmer.

Malex: Whoa! Snuffy, be careful! That’s– That’s a cobra!

Snufflefungus: Okay, here goes! Watch as Snakey starts dancing!

~~ Snufflefungus begins playing.

Snufflefungus: (Pauses the music.) See? He’s dancing!

Linus: (Screams) Look out!

Malex: Snuffy, stop it! He– He’s not dancing, you’re just swinging him around by the tail!

Linus: I wonder what it’s thinking right now. It’s probably too hateful to utter!

Snufflefungus: (Pauses music again.) But music and movement together equal dancing. We’ve got music and Snakey is moving, so he’s dancing!

Malex: Snufflefungus, I think you may be missing the point. Let me explain.

~~ Snufflefungus stops playing.

Snufflefungus: What do you mean?

Malex: You see Snuffy, the idea behind snake charming – as I understand it – is that the snake is hypnotized by the music, so it begins dancing. You were just swinging it around using telekinesis.

Snufflefungus: Oh, I think I get it! Is this what you mean?

~~ Snufflefungus begins playing extremely cheerful tune.

Linus: That looks better.

Malex: Snuffy, how are you doing that…?

Snakey: Oh my gosh! The– The cheerfulness!

Linus: (Screams.) The snake is talking!

Malex: What on earth…?

Snakey: Why, I feel so happy– The world feels so happy, it hurts! He’s filling me with such cheer, I can’t help but dance! (Laughs awkwardly.) Look at me go!

Linus: What? Snuffy, you’re making the cobra dance by making it happy?

Malex: Snufflefungus, normal snake charmers don’t use telepathy at all!

~~ Snufflefungus stops playing abruptly.

Snufflefungus: (Surprise.) They don’t?

Linus: Look, it’s still dancing!

Snakey: (Choked.) Ah! The happiness! It’s too much! I (Screams) …can’t stop!

Malex: Ah, duck everybody!

Linus: It’s bouncing off the walls! It’s out of control!

Snufflefungus: Gee, I didn’t know this would happen!

Malex: Just– Just open the window! Get it outta here!

Snakey: (Crazed, disappearing out the window.) Whee!

Malex: Well, that’s over with.

Linus: Snuffy, what did you do to it’s mind?

Snufflefungus: I was just hypnotizing it with my impossible cheerfulness, that’s all!

Malex: Snuffy I think you gave it an overdose.

Snufflefungus: Really? I didn’t know you could overdose on cheerfulness!

Malex: Normal snake charmers just use simple tricks here and there to make their performance look convincing. The snake doesn’t really dance or get hypnotized.

Snufflefungus: (Confused.) Oh…

Linus: That’s okay, Snufflefungus. It’s alright to be hopelessly misinformed, as long as you don’t do what you just did.

Malex: Well I guess that’s all we have time for today Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you all for listening, and we hope you join us again next week for another Malex Minute!

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writers: Peter Markley and Alex Markley

Voices: Markley Brothers

Post-processing director: Gabriel Markley

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to R. Humphries for use of the Glass Breaking sound effect.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

Mariel 7's picture

YAY! First Comment!

Okay guys, seriously, Quarter 11 just keeps getting better and better!!!! This episode was absolutely HILARIOUS and I loved it so much. Poor Snuffy, maybe this will teach him to pick up more constructive hobbies ... like knitting.

The illustration for this week is INCREDIBLE!!!!! Quartz, you really outdid yourself this week. The snake is so crazed and happy at the same time. I'm gonna be laughing about cheerfulness overdose all day. Thank You! X-D

Time for best lines:

Snufflefungus: But dancing is more cheerful than Communism AND oppression!

Linus: I wonder what it’s thinking right now. It’s probably too hateful to utter!

Snakey: Oh my gosh! The– The cheerfulness!

Linus: (Screams.) The snake is talking!

Malex: What on earth…?

And my favorite this episode -

Snakey: (Crazed, disappearing out the window.) Whee! :)

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The rest is simple. The gremlins went back down to their secret lair and shaved Fox.

-Fopsworth, The Chatboat

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

LOL!

The snake! I pity it and yet how can you pity something so obviously happy?

I love the illustration this week, Quartz. The snake is just too perfect!

And I noticed that there was no credit for the music Snuffy was playing so... did you do that Malex? It's so funny!

A great way for me to start my day off guys. Thanks.

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"If they'd use more than their eyes,

They'd be able to see,

The heavenly beauty,

Inside of me."

-Echoing Green's Supermodel Citizen

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Peter's picture

Hehe

Mariel 7 said:

The illustration for this week is INCREDIBLE!!!!! Quartz, you really outdid yourself this week. The snake is so crazed and happy at the same time. I'm gonna be laughing about cheerfulness overdose all day. Thank You! X-D

Aisling said:

I love the illustration this week, Quartz. The snake is just too perfect!

I don’t know what to say! Thank you! XD It’s my pleasure!

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“The Stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.” –Psalm 118:22-23

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

Peter's picture

*lol*

Mariel 7 said:

Poor Snuffy, maybe this will teach him to pick up more constructive hobbies ... like knitting.

XD

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“The Stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.” –Psalm 118:22-23

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

Whee!!

That was so funny! I laughed for a solid minute over just the illustration. And that little ditty Snuffy was playing was just so cute and funny.

My heart goes out to Snakey. I wonder if he'll ever get back to normal.

Great work you guys. Thanks for another wonderful minute!

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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

ROTFL!!!!

I'm gonna have to listen to that again, i missed about half of it cuz i was laughing so hard!

The picture is hysterical! I love the happy escaping from the snake's head XD

Brilliant episode guys!

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Big Ben is... big.

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

Susie Markley's picture

AWESOME!!!

MUSIC!!!

It was SO awesome, Malex! (I'm assuming that you wrote it! XD )

The picture was really great too, Quartz! ^.^

Great job guys!!!

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Rick Stone: "...I knew Sophie would still be happy to see me."

Sophie: "Hello, Stone. Get out."

-The Weekly Impulse "The Sleepy little town"

#HowManyLicksDoesItTake to change a lightbulb?

Peter's picture

*lol*

Well thank you all for your encouraging comments! XD

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“The Stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.” –Psalm 118:22-23

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

Alex's picture

Music

"And I noticed that there was no credit for the music Snuffy was playing so... did you do that Malex? It's so funny!" --Aisling

Yes, I wrote both chunks of music which appear in the episode. Although credit has to go to Gabe for his incredible editing. It really sounds like Snuffy's playing that instrument. :)

--Alex Markley

“Suddenly, the world was a bit more orange than usual. And the bunny didn't like it.”

Alex Markley

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

Craziness

Wow...cheerfulness overload, talking snakes, telepathy, Snuffy keeping a snake in the house unbeknownst to Malex and Linus..life just keeps getting nuttier for this trio! Hehe, the illustration is excellent, Qz. Really, the episode isn't complete without it. It adds so much!

"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

Well

I appreciate that very much Noble Wisdom! XD That’s very encouraging!

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“The Stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.” –Psalm 118:22-23

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

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