::The lights dim and some strange video footage starts playing in front of the eyes of the audience...::
Gadget: In AD 2008, Golden Acorn Awards was beginning.
Chip: What happened?
Dale: Gee Chip I was just trying to help but I think someone set up us the nuts!
Zipper: Bzzzz bzt bzt!
Monty: What's that pally? We're getting a blimming signal? That reminds me of the time I was trapped in a television repair shop for a week and...
Chip: Later Monty, turn on the screen.
Monty: Crikey, it's you!
Fat Cats: How are you Rescue Rangers? All your Golden Acorns are belong to us. I would hope that my masterful plan will soon lead you to the way of destruction.
Dale: What did he say Chip?
Fat Cats: You have no chance to survive this time Rangers. I suggest you make best of the time that is left to you.
::diabolical laughter... followed by diabolical acting::
Chip: Take off in the RangerWing. We know what we're doing. For great justice!
::Upon which the film ends and the lights come back on, with Mayhem standing at the podium::
Mayhem: The motivational poster. Or how to take one image or idea and give it another meaning, and in the process give us a laugh. It's been a popular one for sure last year, although new. The nominations are...
That's all, just Gadget by lamarpook
Last Laugh by pupspals
Opera Aries by Midnight Man
(Could not locate) Prozac by lamarpook
Mythology by Mr. Spumoni
Obsession by Framwinkle
Fandoms by Mr Spumoni
Gotta Dance by Pupspals
Technical Difficulties by Silver Shadow
Work Ethic by Mr. Spumoni
Caffeine by Lilacstarprint
Global Warming by Framwinkle
Toon Logic by pupspals
The Look by lamarpook
Live Performance by The JAM
Mayhem: So who has motivated the most? Who has pushed the boundaries of believability? Who has got what it takes to inspire? Wait, that sounded all Anne Robinson there. Ah hah hah... well, all is revealed. The award goes to...as you might expect, more than one. Our winners are The JAM for "Live Performance", Pupspals for "Toon Logic" and our own Mr. Spumoni for "Fandoms" and "Work Ethic"!
::Pupspals cheers from her seat then comes running up to the stage. She gladly takes the award from Mayhem & approaches the podium::
Pupspals: Wow... "I'd like to thank the academy..."
::Some laughs from the audience::
pupspals: This is great. What an honor to get the first award in a new category! Thanks to God, my parents, everyone who voted, the Rangerphile who first came up with the idea of these motivational posters... whose name escapes me at the moment... sorry...
::The audience laughs::
pupspals: Here's to all those motivators out there. May this lead to many more & more Golden Acorns to come!!
::As Pupspals goes off, a familiar voice calls out, "No Way!"::
::As "Loser" by Beck
plays over the speaker system of
to people in the audience, and tries not to trip over his own paws with excitement::
Spumoni: Oh wow, really, wow…I had no idea, honestly…I don’t know what to say!”
::At that moment, a huge copy of his motivational poster “Fandoms” drops from the sky, unfolding itself as it comes. Spumoni, startled at first, turns to face the poster. He is bewildered for a moment, but quickly adapts to the situation::
Spumoni: Ah! Yes…I’d like to thank Jon Lemerond for the use of his famous picture of the Acorn Café as it existed during the Third Age of the Rangerdom. I hope someday to be able to thank him in person, and I dedicate 1/3 of this award to him. The wording itself is a product of my own twisted imagining, though it is of course a reference to the greatest bunch of demented weirdoes that I’ve ever had the pleasure of associating with…viva la Rangerphiles!
::The crowd claps, and Spumoni turns to face the logical place for the second poster to drop. Instead it, like the first, crashes to the ground very near him, startling him once more. He turns to face “Work Ethic” with a bemused look on his face::
Spumoni: Credit for this image of course must go to Framwinkle, from whom I pilfered the screen grab. A third of this GA is dedicated to him. The wording is one of my beliefs, simply that if we have an idea we must embrace it and do what we can to make it a reality. I look forward to seeing what the next year holds for the Rangerdom, and I know that we will all prosper as a fandom from the heading of these words! Thank you all so much!
::Spumoni holds up the GA, and then salutes, and as the music plays again he makes his exit::
::Suddenly the place goes black and then spotlights start moving all around the place::
Dale: Get it up, Rangerphiles! It's time for the return of a classic! An acceptance speech from The JAM!
::The spotlights come to rest on the winner. The jaguar sits back in shock and his jaw nearly hits the floor when he hears his name announced for the first time since 2002. Here, the orchestra began playing "When a Man Loves a Woman", the end theme for "Death of a Comedian". Then, he starts laughing REALLY hard and stands. Squeezing out of the seats, he trots down to the stage, unable to warp due to the laughter, but he manages to chant once again::
JAM: ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!!
::When he reaches the podium, the regular lights click on and Dale drapes the Mexican flag on his back. The JAM takes the Acorn, looks at the screen with his winning caption for a long moment, and starts laughing again. Moments later, he begins::
The JAM: AHEM!! (chuckles) I don't believe this....
::The audience hoots and howls as he wipes a tear from his eye::
The JAM: Um....well...first of all, my apologies to all you Motivator Rangers, seeing that all of your hard work just went down the drain...um....
::The audience laughs a bit::
The JAM: Especially to Jeannette and Lilac. I know you all put forth a LOT of thought and wit into the Motivators....um....when I saw Racebest's Sports Illustrated motivator...I....uh...just came up with THAT—
::He thumbs at the wolf-munks::
The JAM: In about 5 minutes........
::He waits a moment for the audience to stop laughing::
The JAM: And it wasn't even something THAT big! Come on, Rangers! It was only ONE entry, and I almost forgot I had done it and almost didn't include it in the eligible contributions thread! This was just.....(chuckles)....off the top of my head, and I think I got....five responses for it?
::He pauses to comb back his facial fur::
The JAM: I don't know if anyone else nominated it other than yours truly...uh....
The JAM: And this sort of reminds me of my senior prom, sorta. I didn't even vote for myself back then--no, I didn't win anything there (audience laughs)--and to tell you the truth, I thought this caption was going to get only one vote...."
::More laughing. He straightens up::
The JAM: Okay, maybe it wasn't right off the top of my head. I've done a lot of other captions on the Kids Next Door forum, some a bit silly and cheezy, so I guess I had some practice in doing these kinds of things. And I know I don't speak very much, but when I do, it sorta tends to leave an impact....and I guess it happened again. Thanks to everyone who honestly thought that this was the best of the best of captions and motivators! And I hope that Real Life lets me have some more time to make a few more contributions this upcoming year. Thank you all, God bless you, and good evening! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!!"
::He gives Dale and everyone else a hug and a kiss to Pupspals [WARP!!!] returns to his seat.