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!
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.
“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.
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!
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.
Linus: Good question. Maybe we’ll just skip the basics.
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.
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 everyone for their help and support.