3.31.2009

EPISODE EIGHT: "TABLE TOP FOLLIES"

Chapter 28: Behind the Scenes

Today we're going to wander behind the scenes in Plasticopia and meet some of the Little People who work quietly in the background, enabling us to bring you the fantastical adventure that you've come to know and love so well.

Here's three girls taking a break in Wardrobe, where they serve as clothes horses and do minor errands. Maybe we can get them to talk to us about their hopes and dreams.

Hi Girls, how are you today?

"Oh, hi, it's you. Are you looking for new talent today?"

"I'll volunteer. I've been trying to get a part for ages. I don't do nude scenes, though."

Sounds like you're kind of limited, but we'll keep you in mind.

"I heard you have to sleep with someone to get a part. Which I'd gladly do, of course, but I just can't compete with a teddy bear. I can't help it I'm not cuddly enough."

Sorry, we don't sleep with Little People around here. We try to maintain a professional relationship. But it's nice to know you're interested.

"What about me? I'd give up my right hand for a part...oops! I already gave it up."

Yes, and we greatly appreciated that. If it hadn't been for you, we would have had a real problem when one of our leads broke his hand. We'll make sure you get it back, though, when he's done with it.

"What about my feet?"

Gosh, now where did I leave those? They're around here someplace...I don't suppose you'll need them soon, will you...you will? Okay...okay...remind me to look for them tomorrow. In the meantime, are you girls keeping busy?

"We're busy, we're busy!! Helping out every way we can. Oh, please don't send us to the thrift shop."

I don't want to get rid of any of you, really I don't. It breaks my heart every time I have to throw a perfectly good Little Person in the Value Village bin, breaking up families and friendships. But we want to be productive, now, don't we? After all I've done for you, don't I deserve some appreciation?

"Yes, boss. Without you, boss, we'd be nothing."

It's about time in my life I got a little appreciation. Work hard, small people, and you're sure to do well.

3 comments:

Genielinda said...

I am reporting you to N. A. A. C. P. P..... National Association on Attacks Against Cute Plastic People! Consider this a WARNING! So, it cost the one doll a hand and two feet to participate in the episode? WAIT... Is this spread the wealth/parts? Your dolls are so politically savvy.

Plasticopia said...

You know how it is these days, it costs an arm and a leg to get a good speaking part. She should consider herself lucky only having to give up a hand (and a couple feet). Come to think of it, you might say she already got a part...or one of her parts got a part. Well, how about we put her back together and give her a good role...she has lots of potential, I think. She might have to take a bit part to begin with, maybe in a crowd scene, or as the hotel maid wheeling her little cart full of linens down the hallway.

Genielinda said...

Well... to be perfectly honest, she already HAD a bit part. ha ha ha