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Malex Minute 150

Snuffy plays with puppets! Or is it the puppets that are playing with Snuffy? Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think.

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

One hundred and fifty episodes?! What an unprecedented achievement! That is, unprecedented for us. As in, this is the Malex Minute’s first hundred and fiftieth episode. And frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I dearly hope none of you have come to take the token appearance of Little Red Riding Squirrel for granted. His presence is meant to inspire a certain level of terror, and if we get too comfy with him we might find ourselves seared to the effect. And then where will we be? As they say, familiarity breeds cupcakes.

Regarding the episode itself, I think we can safely assume that Snufflefungus is not, in fact, in control of Mr. Howdy. Mr. Howdy’s dark work can only be driven forward by an engine of concentrated malevolence. And that is not Snuffy.

Due to my recent experimentation with new heights of exhaustion, I find my thoughts to be largely scattered and entirely too incoherent for the printed word. In fact, entire sentences seem to be popping in and out wherever the whole wide world might find–

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Welcome to the Malex Minute, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Linus: Aw, do they have to be welcome?

Mr. Howdy: Howdy, everybody! I’m Mr. Howdy!

Malex: Why Snufflefungus, have you taken up puppeteering?

Snufflefungus: Yes! Mr. Howdy is my friend!

Linus: Puppets?! Malex, uninstall me now. Uninstall me now!

Malex: Linus, I will not uninstall you.

Linus: (Choked with panic.) Then shoot me! I can’t live through the stupidity!

Malex: Well, I like Mr. Howdy. He’s a cute little puppet, and you do such a good job with him, Snuffy!

Snufflefungus: Thanks!

Mr. Howdy: I’m a squirrel hunter! (Makes gun cocking sound effect with mouth.) They’re the best eatin’ around these parts!

Malex: Uh…

Snufflefungus: (Explanatory.) Mr. Howdy and I don’t agree on everything, but we’re still friends!

Linus: How touching. I’m gonna go take a bath.

Malex: Linus, don’t talk about suicide on my show. Snuffy, it’s good to get along with people you don’t agree with. And there’s nothing wrong with hunting for food.

Snufflefungus: There’s nothing wrong with hunting for food?

Malex: That’s right. Many great men in the history of the world provided for their families by hunting.

Mr. Howdy: I don’t have a family to provide for.

Malex: Well that’s alright–

Mr. Howdy: I kill for sport.

Malex: That’s terrible, Snuffy!

Snufflefungus: (Distressed.) It’s not my fault! Mr. Howdy and I don’t agree on everything!

Linus: Now this is suddenly interesting.

Malex: Snuffy, you should reign in your puppet a little bit. This is a children’s show after all.

Snufflefungus: (Uncertain.) I’ll try.

Mr. Howdy: I found a new friend on the way over here. Meet Mr. Sock!

Mr. Sock: Hi everybody!

Linus: (Obnoxious.) Yawn; boring! The show has hit rock bottom. The impact is still echoing through Hell.

Malex: Hello there, Mr. Sock. I hope you’re more polite than Mr. Howdy.

Snufflefungus: Don’t look at me, I’ve never seen Mr. Sock before!

Mr. Howdy: So, Mr. Sock, ever tasted squirrel meat?

Mr. Sock: Why no, Mr. Howdy, I have not!

Mr. Howdy: You sure would like squirrel meat, Mr. Sock!

Mr. Sock: You really think so, Mr. Howdy?

Mr. Howdy: Absolutely! I should see if I can’t get you a squirrel here pretty soon.

Malex: Whoa whoa whoa! Snuffy, this is getting out of hand.

Snufflefungus: (Distressed.) Don’t you think I know this? I know this!

Mr. Sock: So, Mr. Howdy, how do we go about finding a squirrel to kill?

Linus: I need to be taking notes here.

Malex: That’s enough! This is incredibly inappropriate.

Mr. Howdy: Who are you to tell us what to do?

Mr. Sock: Yeah! Who do you think you are?!

Malex: This is my show! This is my house!

Linus: Don’t listen to Malex, he’s deluding himself.

Mr. Howdy: Don’t push it, Mr. Malex. I’ve got a gun, and I’m not afraid to use it.

Malex: Hey, wait a minute! Snuffy, you don’t even own any socks!

Snufflefungus: I know.

Malex: You don’t even have any feet!

Snufflefungus: I know!

Malex: So where did Mr. Sock come from?!

Snufflefungus: That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you: I don’t know!

Little Red Riding Squirrel: It’s’a me! Little Red Riding Squirrel!

Linus: Little Red Riding Squirrel! Your presence can only make things worse, and yet I’m somehow glad to see you. Maybe I’m crashed…

Malex: Little Red Riding Squirrel, why are you here?

Little Red Riding Squirrel: I’m looking for my– Aha! There you are, my Sockling!

Mr. Sock: No! No! You are the enemy!

Mr. Howdy: Let’s kill the squirrel!

Mr. Sock: Yeah, and eat it!

Little Red Riding Squirrel: But– But my Sockling, what have I ever done to incur such wrath?

Mr. Sock: You’ve been walking all over me for so many years! Now is the time to pay!

Little Red Riding Squirrel: Oh no, is that a gun?! Arrgh!

Mr. Howdy: Come back here! We’re not done with you yet!

Little Red Riding Squirrel: (Screaming in the distance.)

~~ Awkward silence.

Snufflefungus: I’m glad Mr. Howdy and Mr. Sock are gone.

Linus: Yeah, that was a little too much for me too.

Snufflefungus: Did Malex faint over there?

Linus: Yup. Looks like.

Snufflefungus: So do you want to end the episode?

Linus: (Whispering.) No, we should be quiet and let Malex sleep. Come on.

Snufflefungus: (Whispering.) Okay!

~~ Long silence.

Malex: (Groans.)

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writers: Alex 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

lol

I like it! The fact that LRRS was afraid of a "puppet" is really funny! Though...I'm not sure how Snuffy lost control of them....Anyways, excelent job everyone! Another great show has been pulled off!

God gave us music, that we might pray without words

So Funny...

Malex: Hey, wait a minute! Snuffy, you don’t even own any socks!

Snufflefungus: I know.

Malex: You don’t even have any feet!

Snufflefungus: I know!

Malex: So where did Mr. Sock come from?!

Snufflefungus: That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you: I don’t know!

X-D X-D X-D X-D

"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

Poor Snuffy!

Seems like he got in a little bit over his head. Let this be a lesson to you kids: Always wash your socks before you play with them. Otherwise, you don't know what kind of evil force might be in them. Right, Malex? ...Malex?

This episode was hilarious, as always. Qz, the picture of Mr. Howdy was truly disturbing. And that was cool how you did a voice of Snuffy doing other voices. Great work!

Foppy, your performances are always wonderful and this was no exception. The script was funny and disturbing. Just what we've come to expect from the Malex Minute. Thanks guys!

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

Peter's picture

Hehehehe

SangMing said:

And that was cool how you did a voice of Snuffy doing other voices. Great work!

Thanks a lot! XD

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

LOL

The Malex Minute said:

Little Red Riding Squirrel: But– But my Sockling, what have I ever done to incur such wrath?

Mr. Sock: You’ve been walking all over me for so many years! Now is the time to pay!

Little Red Riding Squirrel: Oh no, is that a gun?! Arrgh!

Mr. Howdy: Come back here! We’re not done with you yet!

Little Red Riding Squirrel: (Screaming in the distance.)

~~ Awkward silence.

Genius XD

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

XDDD

Congrats on 150!

Just promise me you won't kill off little red riding squirrel! LOL

"I have no important quotes"

--Gooseman

Peter's picture

*lol*

Thanks! XD

goosemanrocks said:

Just promise me you won't kill off little red riding squirrel! LOL

I think he’s too frightening to die.

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

lol

lol

God gave us music, that we might pray without words

Lilly's picture

Quartz said: I think

Quartz said:

I think he’s too frightening to die.

Didn't Mike kill him at the live show and then he came back? :-P Something about infinitely many LRRS

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

Peter's picture

Oh yeah...

*lol*

Little Red Riding Squirrel said:

No, I’ve got infinite supplies of me!

Malex Minute 105

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

Alex's picture

Whee!

I'm so glad you guys enjoyed this week's Malex Minute. It's always very encouraging to read all your comments.

I'm really looking forward to this week's episode for reasons mentioned in my latest blog entry. :-D

ttyl

Alex Markley

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

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