Lazlo: That was like playing a game of Paal with a Herbochek!
Popo: You said it, Lazlo; strike, counterstrike, feint, lure, trap, then do it all again…(leaps and punches air)…YESSSSS!
Partijama: That Shinigami was so mischievous, dropping the Death Note out in the open like that.
Popo: In a school-yard no less…(wags finger) naughty naughty Shinigami.
Lazlo: Well, he did make it exceedingly clear that he was bored.
Popo: Yagami Light took care of his boredom with gusto.
Lazlo: The Death Note found the right person.
Popo: Or the wrong one…boy, that guy was a real handful.
Partijama: A genius with a disturbing lack of conscience.
Lazlo: I kind of admired him.
Lazlo: For his brilliance, resourcefulness, determination, and mental strength. Just look at the way he discovered the surveillance at his home, and overcame it.
Popo: That was pretty impressive.
Partijama: It was. And the way he went about trying to confound the other genius, L.
Lazlo: The lengths to which he would go were phenomenal.
Popo (mischievous grin): Yeah, I have to admit, they were.
Lazlo: The things both Light and L did to overcome each other were fantastic.
Popo: Yep, and that’s what made this show so incredible. Once you start, you just have to keep watching to the end.
Partijama: How true. Lines were crossed on both sides – far more on Light’s than L’s of course – but what Light did to L was one line crossed too many.
Lazlo: Indeed, that single act turned me against him – for the most part.
Popo (sighs): Yeah, I know. L was the best, and he just kind of grew on you with each passing episode, you know? I love the way he came on the scene, too.
Lazlo: Just waiting to see who, L, the mysterious genius was made my toes tingle.
Popo: Aha, I knew I spied some wiggling.
Lazlo: The way he determined Kira’s location, and the best way to lure him, was (eyes gleam) very satisfying. I can still see his insomniac visage with those intense, shadow-rimmed eyes…
Popo: Squatting in a chair with his bare feet hanging over the edge…
Partijama: He had quite the sweet tooth, didn’t he? As a Bombastykan, that diet should’ve rendered him highly deficient in all manner of nutrients.
Popo: Really? Hm, too bad.
Lazlo: Bah! All L needs to survive is cunning, strategy, and a great contest.
Partijama: Once he set that first trap for Kira he had Yagami Light’s full attention and respect.
Popo: Yagami put some respect on the letter L, that’s for sure.
Partijama: I liked how Ryuk was so crazy for apples; who’d have thought a death god could be so silly.
Lazlo: Compared to you, Popo, Ryuk was a sage with the most serious mind.
Popo: One of my absolute favourite scenes was when L went after Yagami Light, at the school, and just dropped the big reveal on him. I was just…mind-boggled.
Partijama: And L was staring into Light’s face, searching it for the merest reaction. I felt such a jolt, I almost sent a blast into the moon.
Popo: Woohoo, the Bombastykans wouldn’t have liked that, not one itty bitty.
Lazlo: The part when Yagami Light tricked the Shinigami was intense.
Popo: Aw man, genius, villainy, sacrifice, shock, sorrow…that was wild.
Partijama: What about when M and N came on the scene?
Lazlo: They were very entertaining, and very much welcomed.
Popo: And the part when the special unit stormed that building to rescue people from Kira.
Partijama: That was amazing. So brave of them to defy Kira like that.
Popo: They were smart about it too, hiding their faces and what not.
Lazlo: The final showdown was very entertaining as well.
Popo: Hahaaa, I loved the way that Kira stooge was eaves-dropping outside the ware-house, and then he was peeping through the doors, (cackling, slapping thighs) that was hilarious.
Lazlo: Even more so when he realized he’d been tricked.
Popo: Oh boy, that was some serious trickery, really nifty stuff to pull that off, with the books and the pages and all that. WOW.
Partijama: So many great scenes and characters. I wonder, what would you do if you came across a Death Note?
(Popo and Lazlo eye each other, shift restlessly)
Popo: Well, I would, uh, you know, return it to its rightful owner…of course.
Lazlo: Yes, as would I, it’s the only proper course to follow. Couldn’t just leave it lying around, wouldn’t want something like that falling into the wrong-
(Heads turn slowly; eyes widen, jaws gape)
Popo: Is t-that what I think it is?
Lazlo: A D-Death Note…
Popo: Right here…
Lazlo: …within my grasp…
(Looks pass, fingers tap, lips smack. They leap from their seats with a yell, flop onto their stomachs, grabbing at the book)
Lazlo: It’s mine, all mine!
Popo: Let go, you little-
Familiar voice: Foolish mortals!
Lazlo (squeaking voice): A S-S-Shinigami!
Popo: Imp-p-possibl-oooo…(swoons and collapses)
Shinigami: Your souls belong to me, from now until-
Lazlo (racing through the air with boot-thrusters; tosses the Death Note): Keep your stupid book!
Partijama: Goodness, those thrusters must be operating on some new accelerant…(Pause) Razz, you can stop pretending; I just saw you peep.
Popo: Tee-hee, busted. Um, by the way, do you think you could put away your Shinigami now, please? Thanks much, big guy.