::In a big rush, a group of Pi-Rats runs onto the stage with a big, “ARRGH!” Their Captain, Jolly Rogers, pushes his way to the front. The crowd applauds them, remembering their performances in “Piratsy Under the Seas” and “Chipwrecked Shipmunks”::


Jolly Rogers: Arrgh, it be a grand pleasure ta be back amongst ye again! The Rangers be the sort of folks we Pi-Rats like, and all these fans are friends to the Pi-Rats as well!


::The crowd applauds in kind, then the Pi-Rat leader sets down to business. Or he would have, if Stormy hadn’t interrupted him::


Stormy: Captain, isn’t that a big, big owl up in the rafters?


Jolly Rogers: Arrgh, sure it be, matey! Don’t ye know she’s invited?


Stormy: Oh, okay. I just noticed she was looking mighty hungry. Think we ought to go get her a sandwich?


::The crowd laughs, and Jolly Rogers takes a swipe at Stormy with his butter knife::


Jolly Rogers: Belay that tomfoolery! On with the presenting! We’re here to award the award for Best Imagery. Those that made the final cut were:


Staten Island Park, by The J.A.M., from “Death of a Comedian”

The desert, by Aivars Liepa, from “A Fantasy General”


Jolly Rogers: And now, who be the winner…

::The chants are going already, as the audience sounds like a bunch of  Mexican soccer fans::


Jolly Rogers: Arrgh, it be The J.A.M. all right!


::The band plays “Somewhere Out There” as the jaguar bounds down with the Mexican flag yet once again::



¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!!


::At the podium, he waits for the audience to hush, and when it does, he begins::


J.A.M.: And the funny thing is: I’ve never *been* to Staten Island!


::The audience laughs, and he continues::


J.A.M.: Well, my dad and big brother have been to New York City, but I don’t know if they went there. I know they went to Manhattan, though. Um, thanks a bunch to the National Geographic Atlas for getting my directions straight.


::The audience laughs again::


J.A.M.: And to John Nowak for correcting a few things about the weather in New York City. About the park itself, I had to draw as much information as I could muster about parks both in Mexico and the U.S., as well as drawing examples from movies that take place in New York. It was basically as best a composite as I could do, and well, I guess I did well!


::The audience claps and cheers, and he concludes::


J.A.M.: Thanks a lot for voting, and thanks to Aivars Liepa for his great imagery as well!! ¡¡Muchas gracias a todos!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO!!! ¡¡¡MEXICO…!!!


::Waving his award and flag, he clears the stage. The Pi-Rats wave their butter knives and run off the stage as well::