::Dr. Batorious' voice comes over the speaker::
Batorious: And now, welcome one and all to the fifth annual Golden Acorn Awards!
::The curtain rises, revealing an orchestra, choir and dancers. A peppy song starts up::
Choir: It's Golden!
The Golden Acorn Awards!
Everyone join hands
Across the lands
We're here to celebrate
And it's oh so great
Give a shout, give a cheer
The Golden Acorn time is here
Who will win, who will be
The ones we love to see!
The Golden Acorn Awards!
The Golden Acorn Awards!
::A drumroll booms::
Dr Batorious: And now, your Golden Acorn Awards host, Dr. Indy!
::The crowd stands as one and cheers. Indy walks onstage, dressed in his Indygear. When the crowd quiets down, he approaches the mic::
Indy: Pryvet! Spaseebo balshoye! <[i]Hi! Thank you very much![/i]>
::The Russian crowd cheers and applauds::
Indy: Heh, that's about the limits of my Russian. I hope I got it right…
::The crowd claps again::
Indy: Well, here we are again. Welcome,
and I hope you're enjoying your stay in
::Indy looks up toward the big screen::
Indy: Now, before we continue, I'd like to bring your attention to this year's Golden Acorn Award plaque…
Indy: This year's award plaque designer is our own Sparky Hardwire!
::The audience claps as the spotlight finds Sparky in the audience::
Indy: Of course, that's the biggest award we give, the Lifetime Achievement Award. But we're a loooong ways from giving that one out, folks. Lots of great presenters tonight. For the first time, we have an ANIMATED presentation, plus a real song for y'all to listen to! And lots of great pictures too.
::The talk in the crowd goes way up at that news. The big screen shows the 2007 Golden Acorn Awards sign again::
Indy: In fact, let's bring one of the presenters up now. Pupspals, I think you wanted to say a few things before we got going. Um, Pupspals? Batorious, didn't she check in?
Batorious: Not that I'm aware of, sir.
Indy: Oh dear. Wonder where she could be…well, while we wait here's a piece on the events leading up to tonight, courtesy of one of our GA reporters, Gwendolyn Katsche…
::The screen darkens as pictures light up the screen, Gwendolyn's voice coming over the speakers::
crew of GAA prepared for the GAA show in
A few days before, the celebrities were preparing themselves onstage, and The Singin’ Strays were testing their song, as some prepared their speeches. The day before the show, some went on shopping and sightseeing tours and events around the city. People gathered to get autographs, postcards and pictures of the stars.
The night before the big night, some of the celebrities went
to bed early but others could hardly sleep. Cash and
At last the big night is here, and as the darkness falls over the city, the celebrities and the audience arrive at the palace. The celebrities gather in their version of the Green Room of the Eurovision Song Contest, where there are two bars, and the room is decorated with balloons, banners and flags.
Bianca said in an interview with April O’neil
before the show, "I met The Singin’ Strays
during their European tour they ended in
April also interviewed RJ from Over The Hedge, who is going to sing at the GAA. "It’s the first time I’ve been here, and I haven’t been at the Awards before, and I can’t for the show to begin!"[/i]
::At Film Roman, Pupspals, wearing
jeans & her Hellboy Animated crew shirt, works
away at her computer typing up new price lists for services. The phone
rings. She answers it::
Pupspals: Hello? Oh
you want to reschedule your record time. Let's see what's available. (looks on calendar) No, that date's not available. ...
What do you mean you've already scheduled the actor? I've told you before you
need to check with me first! Someone else already has that time & has
scheduled their actors! ... I'll check... Only time available for 3 weeks, huh?
... I'll see what I can do but I can't promise anything...
::Her work cell phone rings::
... I'll get back to you. Bye.
:: she answers her cell phone::
Pupspals: Hello? ... Oh, you forgot your card again? ... Yeah I'll let you in the building. I'm on my way!
::she hangs up & starts to go
to the door. She gets stopped by a person from Marketing::
Marketing lady: How's it going on that Henry Winkler
Pupspals: I'll get right on
:: Pupspals lets her boss in the
building & heads off to an edit bay. She brings up the Final Cut Pro
project & starts to digitize the piece in question. Henry Winkler
appears on the screen. He gives a speech about receiving an award from
some school in
Henry Winkler: ... And now I
have something to tell you kids, directly.
Pupspals (unenthusastically): Cue the slow zoom into face...
Henry Winkler: You are great! So just dig down deep,
find your talent...
::The picture on screen starts a slow push into Henry's face. Pupspals laughs at the coincidence::
Henry Winkler: ... and give it to the world! Personally, I can't wait to see it! And thanks for this award.
:: Henry looks at the child-hand made statue of a stick
figure holding a star. He puts it by his face::
Henry Winkler: It looks like me!
:: Pupspals laughs again.
She stops the tape & sets up the QuickTime export::
Pupspals: ... wow. somehow I don't quite see Fonzie
doing all that. That was really cheesy! Monty would love an awards
ceremony that cheesy! ... *gasp*! The Golden Acorn Awards!!
::Pupspals looks around the edit bay in panic. She looks at the progress bar for the QuickTime export. It's not moving very fast. She runs back to her cubicle & packs up her stuff and shuts down her desk computer. She races back to the edit bay. The progress bar barely moved. She taps her fingers & jiggles her leg. It doesn't move. She checks her watch... The wait time actually goes up!!
The progress bar speeds up!
The progress bar goes backward!::
Pupspals: Wha' the?!?
::She looks under the desk. Bart Simpson is playing with the cables::
Pupspals: Bart! Quit
messing with the cables! I need the network to finish the upload. I
got a plane to catch!
Bart: Good luck! I hear they're heavy! Ha ha!
Pupspals: Cute... Why don't
you go bug the Slacker Cats down the hall?
Bart: Eddie's oogling a
picture of Minnie Mouse...
::She rolls her chair out into the
hall & spies an orange cat looking
at a glossy::
Pupspals: ABC Family's
letting you do the joke?!
Eddie: Nah... But we're still trying!
Pupspals: Darn it... It was
::She slides back in the room. Bart has now unplugged all the network cables::
Pupspals: You know... I hear
that Tripping the Rift is recording Six's dialogue
down the hall....
Bart: ¡Ay, caramba!
::Bart runs out of the room & heads for the record. Pupspals quickly plugs the cables back in. The export completes & she grabs her bags and heads for the door. But the stair well is blocked by Hellboy::
Pupspals: Hellboy! Perfect! Look, I'm on my way to the
Golden Acorn Awards & I was thinking that you could do my
presentation! It would be a great opportunity to plug that Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms is on sale now & Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron will air on Cartoon
Network on March 10! ...At least that's the last I heard...
Hellboy: Forget it,
kid. I don't do publicity stunts!
Pupspals: It's not a stunt.. it's a .... well...
Covering for me since I was so busy fixing the titles on your film??
Hellboy: Take care of your
walks off. Pupspals looks at her watch::
Pupspals: Darn it! Now
I don't have a speech!
::She looks out the window.
Tad Stone's car is nowhere to be seen::
Pupspals: ... No luck there
either... Well... It's a long flight to
::Pupspals leaves her work & runs to the airport across the street::