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Malex Minute 149

Malex goes to work, leaving Linus and Snufflefungus to their own devices! Any ideas what will happen? Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think!

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Assuming Malex works full-time, Linus and Snufflefungus must find themselves alone a lot. From this simple premise sprouts a veritable fountain of amazing.

Internally, we have dubbed this fountain “the buddy episode,” and we have found its use to be moderately intoxicating. We avoid over-application because we are desperately terrified of forming an addiction.

Quite frankly, this episode turned out way funnier than I originally intended, which is mostly a testament to the incredible talent of my brothers. I don’t even live in their house anymore, and yet they continue to pull together these incredible monuments to silliness without me!

With the sheer volume of previously-recorded samples of my speech, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to synthesize all of Malex’s new lines. And of course we all know that’s just a stone’s throw from replacing all of my creative contributions with ones conceived by a liberally-salted brain in a coffee can.*

Ah well, such is life.


——Alex Markley

“I just keep hoping the magnitude of your stupidity will eventually dawn on you, leaving you with no choice but to sit in a corner and weep. No such luck yet though.”

* - Everybody knows this.


~~ Introduction

Malex: Darn it, I’m late for work! This always happens to me!

Snufflefungus: What’s the matter, Malex?

Malex: At the very last moment, my car suddenly refuses to start. It was working fine last night, and– and now it– it just won’t start!

Linus: Really? That’s a bummer.

Malex: I tried everything!

Linus: Better go catch that bus. It’s about to leave!

Malex: Oh no! Wait for me!

~~ Door closes.

Snufflefungus: That’s such a shame, Linus! And after we did all that work to make sure this wouldn’t happen!

Linus: I was afraid he might have trouble. Too bad we didn’t find the problem in time. Let’s get back to work on it now.

Snufflefungus: Yeah! Malex will be so happy if we get the car running again before he gets home!

Linus: Do you have all the parts we took out last night?

Snufflefungus: I sure do!

Linus: Well, let’s get ’em back in and see if it makes any difference!

~~ Later…

Snufflefungus: I’m so glad we got the car working! Malex will be very pleased.

Linus: No kidding!

Snufflefungus: So, how much longer are we going to test-drive the car? We left Ohioville a while back.

Linus: I’m almost ready to call this thing licked. I just don’t want Malex to have to ride the bus again.

Snufflefungus: I agree. I’m just not sure Malex would want me driving on the freeway.

Linus: Well what, do you think he’d want me driving? I don’t even have any arms or legs, let alone telekinesis like you.

Snufflefungus: That’s true…

Linus: Ooh, turn here!

Snufflefungus: Look, it’s so beautiful! Mad Mountain Magic Ski Resort?

Linus: Skiing is so great! I’ve always thought you’d love it if you got the chance.

Snufflefungus: What luck! We just happen to have a chance right now!

~~ Inside the Ski Lodge…

Guy Behind the Counter: So let me get this straight. You’re a floating laptop with no arms or legs, and you’re a hopping ball of fluff with no arms or legs. And you both want to rent skis?

Snufflefungus: Yes please!

Guy Behind the Counter: I’m just trying to figure out if there’s anything I can rent out to you guys.

Linus: (Aggressive.) Try not to think about it too hard, fatso. Just rent us one ski, we’ll handle the rest.

Guy Behind the Counter: Right or Left?

Linus: (Overly aggressive.) Do we look like we care?!

~~ On the lift…

Snufflefungus: (Scared.) Linus, we’re so high up!

Linus: Yeah, well how else are we supposed to get to the top of the mountain?

Snufflefungus: Well you have nothing to worry about, you can fly! And I’m not so sure those two black diamonds on that sign meant ‘easy.’

Linus: Of course this slope is easy! Look at that guy zipping between those trees!

Snufflefungus: Yeah, but look at that guy! He didn’t zip so well.

Linus: Okay! Here we are at the top of the slope! Now let’s practice the basics.

Snufflefungus: How?

Linus: Good question. Maybe we’ll just skip the basics.

Snufflefungus: Okay!

Linus: Now, you’ve just got to remember to grip the ski with your creepy mind powers and keep it underneath you. Also, I’ll be coming down with you, but I can’t float that fast, so you’ll need to hold on to me too.

Snufflefungus: What if I forget to concentrate?

Linus: Do you trust me?

Snufflefungus: Of course!

Linus: Well then, I trust you! Don’t forget to concentrate.

Snufflefungus: Okay! Here we go!

Linus: (Screams.) Arrgh! Too fast! Too fast!

Snufflefungus: Whee! Look at me go, Linus! Look at me go!

Linus: It’s– It’s beautiful! I can almost feel the wind in my face! I feel alive again!

Snufflefungus: Watch out, trees coming up fast!

Linus: Whee! Whee!

~~ That evening…

Malex: Well that was an unmitigated nightmare.

Linus: We got your car working again.

Malex: Really?! That’s amazing.

Snufflefungus: Malex! Malex! Malex! Can we go skiing later? It’ll be so much fun!

Malex: Skiing?! What a bad idea. Where did you hear about skiing?

Snufflefungus: Linus told me all about it! I love skiing! I’m so good at it!

Malex: But Snuffy, Linus is full of it. Haven’t we had this talk before?

Linus: It’s okay Snuffy, Malex just doesn’t have any sense of adventure left in his bitter old soul.

Malex: That’s wonderful. That’s just wonderful.

~~ End


Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writers: Alex Markley, Peter Markley, and Gabriel Markley.

Voices: Markley Brothers

Post-processing director: Gabriel Markley

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to Cinemafia for use of the Car Horn Serenade sound effect.

Thanks to BoilingSand for use of the Chairlift Disembarking sound effect.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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i liked the whole quip about pi (pie) at the end. It was funny! X-D

God gave us music, that we might pray without words

Peter's picture


Thank you! XD

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

Lilly's picture

If Malex really knew what was going on! XD

Linus should get in trouble for that, and dragging poor snuffy along into breaking MAlex's car!

Snuffy sounds so happy while he's skiing ^.^

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

awesome XD

That's awesome XD XD XD

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.


You guys are so amazing. You must be getting better with age or something, because I'm more impressed every week. This script was hilarious, and the illustration is really cool to look at. I love it.

I feel sorry for Linus. I know he deserved to lose his body, but who knew he would suffer so much over it?

Of course, Malex is always the victim here, it seems. It might be nice if he could get a break now & then, too.

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

Peter's picture


Thanks a lot! XD I’m really glad you like it.

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


I love "buddy episodes." Linus and Snuffy are so perfect together! The whole thing with the car was brilliant. And I cannot get over the stunning illustration.

One thing though... Is it just me, or did the ski-rental man actually seem sane. I mean, his though processes followed a logical and reasonable progression!

Everything looks perfect from far away.

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Aisling said:

I love "buddy episodes." Linus and Snuffy are so perfect together! The whole thing with the car was brilliant.

Yeah, that was mostly Alex! He’s great with this stuff! XD

Aisling said:

And I cannot get over the stunning illustration.

Thanks! :D

Aisling said:

One thing though... Is it just me, or did the ski-rental man actually seem sane. I mean, his though processes followed a logical and reasonable progression!

You could hear him putting the pieces together! XD

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

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