Our heroes are in the clutches of Agent Gilbert! Whatever will they do?! Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think.
If you heard this episode without being forewarned, I am truly sorry. Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel has a power, and he exercises it in this episode.
The experience is not for the fainthearted, I assure you.
With their harrowing captivity behind them, our heroes continue on their long journey to New Civilatham! What happens when they arrive? Things happen. Beyond that, you will have to keep listening. It’s worth your time, I assure you.
I have actually completed writing this story arc, so my thoughts are already turning toward the gargantuan task ahead of us. My brothers and I have made a pact – you might even say that we have pacted – to get a number of incredible things done during our break this spring. I myself am taking this pacting business quite seriously, and have thrown myself into my work with gusto.
Others would assure you that I am doing good work. After all, I pay them to say so.
Enjoy and have a great week!
(09:37:06 PM) Alex: But that doesn’t involve a skull and crossbones.
(09:37:29 PM) Alex: I cannot wholeheartedly endorse any solution that does not involve a skull and crossbones.
PSA Agent Gilbert: Excellent! Now we can begin… (Dissolves into laughter again.)
Malex: I’m sorry, what are we beginning? And how long will it take?
~~ Very pronounced rumbling.
Linus: Yeah, really, we’re on a quest to prevent the untimely end of the universe, so bad things will happen if you hold us up.
PSA Agent Gilbert: Really? The universe, you say?
Snufflefungus: Please don’t take my brain!
PSA Agent Gilbert: Well, if it’s the universe, that concerns me too, doesn’t it?
Malex: Yes it does.
PSA Agent Gilbert: So explain. What is going to happen and how do you plan to stop it?
Linus: Basically, the world is shaking–
PSA Agent Gilbert: An earthquake, right.
Linus: –right, quaking, and we have to stop it.
PSA Agent Gilbert: Why?
Mara: (Panicked.) Because, the rumbling means bad things are happening!
Snufflefungus: (Doom.) The universe is in danger!
PSA Agent Gilbert: I’m not sure I follow.
Malex: Look, there’s some kind of person–
Snufflefungus: –a scary person–
Malex: –who is bad.
Linus: (Hurriedly.) And, if we don’t go to New Civilatham, he will destroy the universe!
Mara: There was something about fury in there too.
Malex: A– And restraints.
PSA Agent Gilbert: And you say that all you need to do is go to New Civilatham?
Malex: Uh, we’re not sure what we’ll do when we get there, but we do know we’re supposed to get there as soon as possible.
PSA Agent Gilbert: I can’t say this is very convincing.
Linus: I don’t blame you. Frankly, after hearing our explanation, I’m pretty sure I don’t believe us either.
PSA Agent Gilbert: Yeah, see, you get where I’m coming from here.
Linus: Yup, yup.
Malex: So where does that leave us?
PSA Agent Gilbert: I was about to dissect Snufflefungus in my mad quest for power! (Dissolves into laughter.)
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: You! Be still and hear my–
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: It’s’a me, Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: (Sighs.) Dearest Wetty, you’ve spoiled my entrance. (Menacing.) Again.
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: Oh, I’m so sorry Scary Grey Riding Squirrel. Don’t worry about it though, you’re looking so scary today! You’ll really scare the pants off them!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: You really think so?
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: No, silly – I know so!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: Look at me, I’m blushing!
PSA Agent Gilbert: Excuse me, but we’re in the middle of something here. Do you mind?
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: What were you in the middle of?
Snufflefungus: (Scared.) He’s going to take me apart and find out how I work!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: (Menacing.) No you are not!
PSA Agent Gilbert: I will admit that you’re being pretty menacing, but I’m trying to discover the secrets to the Snufflefungus’s power! Why shouldn’t I just kill him?
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: Because we will stop you!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: We will not allow you to harm the Face Bearer!
Malex: I– I’m sorry, the what?
PSA Agent Gilbert: Hey, you squirrels remind me of… that red squirrel!
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: (Gasps.) Are you the man who had that slap fight with Little Red Riding Squirrel?!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: Little Red Riding Squirrel has only recently recovered fully from your fight.
PSA Agent Gilbert: I still haven’t fully recovered… See?!
~~ Everyone gasps.
Mara: (Gags.) Is that a prosthetic stomach?
PSA Agent Gilbert: Such power in such a small squirrel!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: I have been waiting for a long time to repay you for the trauma you caused to my Little Red Riding Squirrel.
PSA Agent Gilbert: Such power! Give it to me!
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: You want it?! Have some!
~~ The splashing of a mighty torrent.
Linus: Whoa, whoa, whoa! I am so glad I don’t have a nose right now!
PSA Agent Gilbert: (Screaming.) Such power!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: And then I grab your head and throw!
PSA Agent Gilbert: (Screaming louder and receding into the distance.) Such power!
Malex: Did you just fling Agent Gilbert at Mount Gloom?
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: Yes. I am Scary Grey Riding Squirrel.
Mara: No arguments from me.
Snufflefungus: Can you untie us now?
Malex: The Face Bearer?
Wet Yellow Riding Squirrel: We will untie you. But you must hurry! Almost all of the Nine Riding Squirrels have gathered. Ugly Beige Riding Squirrel will meet you at the outskirts of New Civilatham!
Scary Grey Riding Squirrel: Fly, you fools! Fly!
Producer and Director: Alex Markley
Writers: Alex Markley and Peter Markley.
Voices: Markley Brothers, with a guest appearance by Leela as Mara.
Post-processing director: Leela
Illustration: Peter Markley
Release manager: Peter Markley
Recording assistance: Oz
Thanks to everyone for their help and support.