Captain America: The First Avenger
Popo: The underdog becomes the overdog, action galore, friendship and bravery and…and…
Partijama: Heart-wrenching loss.
Popo: That too, buddy, that too. I love Marvel movies; keep ‘em coming, woohoo!
Partijama: Or comic book movies in general.
Popo: Thank you for that timely intervention, my friend; I love comic book movies in general, keep ‘em-
Lazlo: Fine-fine, we get the point, you!
Partijama: You seemed to enjoy that one as well, Lord Lazlo.
Popo: Enjoy??? Boy, that’s putting it lightly after he splashed me with his egg-nog, jumping around like a nut.
Lazlo: It was quite intentional, I assure you.
Popo (slaps Lazlo’s shoulder): Hahahaa, you little prankster you.
Lazlo: Grrrr…why you-
Partijama: You did appear genuinely thrilled on a number of occasions, Lord Lazlo.
Lazlo (obstinate face): Hmph. Barely.
Popo: Did you see him when scrawny Steve became super Steve, and took off after the bad guys?
Partijama: Hehehe, I did see him.
Lazlo: Bah! I, um, just liked the way he was leaping…over, you know…stuff.
Lazlo: Well, I may have been mildly amused by his initial clumsiness after his transformation – crashing into things.
Partijama: That was amusing.
Lazlo: But then, before you knew it, he was chasing that vehicle across the city, leaping over fences and what not.
Popo: Yeah, that was seriously cool. (Leans in, grinning) Anything else? C’mon, don’t hold it in, I can see it trying to get out.
Lazlo (regal face, eyes half closed): Just seeing how strong he was after the transformation.
Popo: You said it, buddy. I tell you, just one cup of that super serum would do me fine. Super Razz. No, wait, wait – Captain Galactica.
Partijama: It does have a ring to it.
Lazlo: Just like a bard to aim low. I would have been – CAPTAIN UNIVERSICA!
Lazlo (Lord grin): Anyway, (villain grin) I liked Red Skull’s war machines.
Partijama: The tanks?
Popo: Those things were BIG.
Lazlo: Yes, they were. Can you just see me standing atop one of them, riding into Bombastyk’s capital city?
Partijama: Bombastyk has no capital per se. It is comprised of many nations, each with its own capital.
Popo: I’m not sure he heard anything you just said. Speaking of vehicles, how about Red Skull’s car?
Partijama: I liked it.
Popo: And even with all his fancy weapons, and army, and his amazing headquarters, old crimson skull was no match for the Captain. I love that part when Captain single-handedly rescues all his captured comrades.
Partijama: The fight scenes were spectacular.
Lazlo: I like the way Captain knocked the Skull’s men all over the place…BAM BAM BAM!
Partijama: They were flying everywhere when he laid into them.
Popo: That’s what they get for not eating all their ice-cream with syrup and caramel and marshmallows like their grannies told them to.
Partijama: Goodness, Razz, human physiology is quite different from your own. With that kind of diet they would’ve struggled just to get out of bed in the morning.
Lazlo: Whichever diet gets them pummelled by Captain is the one they shall have…and like it!
Partijama: Red Skull should’ve been more careful about what he put into his body.
Popo: Tell me about it. He was a decent looking guy before, but after that ill-advised venture, he became a real hot head. (Snickers) Get it guys…red, hot?
Partijama: You have to admit, he did make for a fitting, and colourful, villain.
Popo (mischief face): ‘Colourful,’ huh? You just couldn’t resist, eh?
Popo: I actually wouldn’t mind too much if that creepy nut showed up again in the future. He was really entertaining.
Lazlo: That super serum was quite interesting, (reflects) and quite familiar. The Kukus of Luun use a similar potion, do they not?
Lazlo: Partijama, do the Kukus ever traverse this system?
Partijama: On occasion.
Popo: And you think…
Lazlo: Why not? The Bombastykans make a movie based on a potion almost identical to that of the Kukus who happen to pass through this system; coincidence?
Popo: So you think they shared the legendary, ultra-secret, Kuku potion with the Bombastykans?
Lazlo (conspiracy face): The legendary Kuku potion…can be ours!
Popo: But why would they share this with Bombastykans? They guard it like their lives depend on it.
Lazlo: We’ll ask them when we have the potion.
(A basin of clear liquid rises from the floor)
Popo: Ah, excellent, Partijama, just what I…
Lazlo (gasps): Can it be??!!
Lazlo: Is that what I think it is???!
Popo: I guess.
Partijama: Well, yes, this is…
Lazlo: Yippee!! (Leaps from cloud-couch; SPLASH; face-first into pool)
Lazlo: (Takes a mouthful) It’s working! (Another mouthful) I feel something, the power, it’s happening! (Stomach rumbles) What the-?
Popo: Did he just drink my foot soak?
Lazlo: Wha…foot soak? (Tummy rumble)
Partijama: Lord Lazlo, that basin contains a concoction that is used by humans as a foot soak.
Popo: Yeah, I wanted to give it a try so I asked Partijama to get me some.
Lazlo: Why you…(tummy rumble) what’s happening to me?
Partijama: Well, the mixture is also used as a laxative.
Popo: Hm, seems it works on Laquans too…go figure.
Lazlo: Aaarckkk! (Launches into the air, light streaming from his booster boots, racing for a toilet) I’ll get you for this, bard!
Popo: Maybe. But not today, hehee.