Partijama: What a fun, magical, adventure-filled series that was.
Popo: You said it, buddy, that’s exactly the kind of wackiness I like.
Lazlo: You would’ve fit right in, Popo; even among those clowns you’d distinguish yourself.
Popo (thrilled): Really? Y-you really think so, Lazlo?
Lazlo: Oh, I guarantee it.
Popo (clapping, dancing): Yeesss! I’d love to journey with the great sorceress Lina Inverse and her super-goofy companions.
Lazlo: You’d get along particularly well with Gourry Gabriev, he was, in the words of Bombastykans, as dense as a brick.
Partijama: He was quite clue-less, except for the use of his trusty sword; but he was also a great delight.
Popo: Hahaa! You can always rely on good ol’ Partijama to bring the right perspective to any situation. Hear that, Lazzie boy? He was a delight…but then I shouldn’t have to tell you that, he had a certain “Noble of Laqua” in stitches quite a few times by my recollection.
Lazlo (smirks into milk-shake): Hmph, he was funny enough…I suppose.
Partijama: I love the way he and Lina squabble about everything.
Popo: Oh yes, they’re awesome, to see them fight over food like rabid Minksties (a squirrel-like creature of planet Jellavroom)
And how on Bombastyk can they eat so much??
Partijama: Especially Lina, being so petite herself.
Lazlo: She must have an amazing metabolism.
Partijama: True, but then she is only about fifteen years old, so probably still growing.
Popo: I’d love to have a sword like Gourry’s…(leaps about, swinging wildly) swish, swish, woohoo, just nailed four demons, did you see that, Lazlo?
Lazlo: I saw no such thing; with that form and execution, you would’ve nailed one demon at best…rather, nailed your own self. (Stands, adopts fencing pose, one hand on hip, the other extended) This is the way it’s done, bard. (Thrust, parry, swing; forward, back)
Popo (watching admiringly): Hey, the little guy isn’t half bad.
Partijama: No, he isn’t. Oh well done, Lord Lazlo!
Lazlo (smirking, readjusts cape with flair, and sits): Hmph, quite; I am a Lord after-all. It is only to be expected.
Popo: Man, if I had Lina’s powers I wouldn’t even need a sword, I’d throw fireballs and flame arrows a-a-and the awesome Dragon Slave…yesss!!
Partijama: She does have a potent repertoire, and she gets so much joy from using her powers, especially when she’s stealing loot from bandits.
Popo: Yes, she’s just so wild and nutty.
Lazlo: And so destructive.
No-one she rescues seems to be particularly pleased at the outcome.
Popo: They usually form a mob and chase her out of their newly, um, rearranged town.
Partijama: I just love the setting, so idyllic and pastoral, and devoid of any great technology. Even the towns with their inns and taverns, like some bygone Bombastyk era, but with magic…I really do love it.
Lazlo: I liked Zelgadis.
Partijama: Oooh, the chimera, he turned out to be a surprisingly good addition to Lina’s party.
Popo: A party crasher more like it.
Lazlo: Though he lacked the outward glory of a Laquan Lord, there was a certain dignity, elegance, about him.
Partijama: I saw that too.
Lazlo: And quite self-possessed…except when very much provoked, (eyes Popo) a quite understandable response.
Popo: Hehehehe…plus he was a really tough cookie, and had a lot of cool powers.
Partijama: What about Amelia Seyruun, and her dad, Prince Philionel El Di Seyruun?
Popo: The warriors FOR JUSTICE!
Lazlo: And the clumsiest…(Popo does a cartwheel and crashes onto hover-raft)…correction, I’ve seen clumsier.
Popo (climbing back onto cloud): She makes these fantastic entrances and then – SPLAT! (Cackling) Hilarious.
Partijama: They were a breath of fresh air, really in a series that was already so enjoyable. Even the villains were entertaining.
Popo: That Shabranigdo was one serious dude though.
Lazlo: Lina’s Giga-slave was equally serious.
Partijama: We didn’t realize how serious until Sylphiel came along.
Lazlo: Even Lina didn’t know, and there she was using it as if it was just another spell.
Partijama: I liked the way Sylphiel always referred to Gourry as “Gourry dear…”
Popo: Or “Gourry darling,” and it didn’t even matter how terrible the situation they were in.
Lazlo: She sounded like she was under a sleep spell.
Partijama: She did. I liked her.
Popo: That fish guy was so creepy, he creeped me out every time he came on screen.
Partijama: Hehehe, I have to admit, I felt a little creeped myself.
Lazlo: Well, the first one got what he was looking for.
Popo: And then some.
Partijama: The second was quite a handful, even more so than the first, flying around and wrecking things.
Lazlo: One flight too many once Zelgadis intervened, didn’t it?
Popo (wriggle): Yeesh…the fish guy got Zelgadis’s point…
Lazlo: I suppose that’s why he split…
Partijama: So, onto the next season – Slayers Next?
Popo/Lazlo: Oh yeah!
Partijama: A treat first? (A large tray of chocolate-chip cookies floats in; Popo and Lazlo dive at it in unison)
Lazlo: That large one’s mine…give that back you…GRRRRR…DRAGON (whips out Twylle blaster) – SLAVE!! (Blue light beam sends Popo flying, yelling with delight; he lands with a splash in the pool)
Popo: Yay, levitation! Again! Again!!
Lazlo: Oh, just take the confounded cookie!