::Eva Erskine, twin sister of Bianca and wife of Monterey Jack from “The Untold Ranger Tales”, walks out in a becoming pink chiffon evening gown with frills about the shoulder. She is wearing diamond-studded earrings and an emerald choker around her neck. Eva glides gracefully to the podium, smiling as she speaks, her voice a near-match to Bianca’s::
Eva: Velcome to the splendid Golden Acorn awards, dahlings. I am most pleased to be presenting this next award for Best Romance. Oh, how I do enjoy a good romance. Vould you not say so, Monty?
::The spotlight shifts to Monty on the front row, who blushes and gives out an, “Aw!”::
Eva: Now, let us see who the vunderful nominees are:
“Of Mice and Mayhem”, Fish
Eva: Vell, I think that narrows it down, don’t you?
::The audience chuckles::
Eva: Come on up, Mr. Fish, and be receiving your award!
::Fish walks up, to the audience’s applause::
Fish: Well, this I am really proud of because this is what I intended “Mice and Mayhem” to be off the bat. Even if I was the only nominee for this category…
::Fish holds for a smattering of uncomfortable applause and chuckles::
Fish: Anyway- it was my warped belief in the underlying ever-hinted at romance between two like-minded, responsible, smart, cute little forest sleuths that drove me to create this work, so let's hear it for my two muses...
::Fish gestures toward the audience::
Fish: C'mon Chip, Gadget…get on up here....
::The music blasts and two Disneyland costumed walkaround characters show up::
Gadget (from her seat): Is that supposed to be me?
Chip (also from seat): Don't ask.
Gadget: I look like one of the “Tweenies” or Jane Leeds as “Shrek's wife”.
Chip: I heard they retired your character from the parks cause she made children pee.
Gadget: I heard it was after an adult fan with busy hands got socked in the kisser.
Chip: Well, either way, I never thought that your absence could be a “mixed blessing” until now.
Gadget: Uhhhhmmm- thanks (?)
::The audience waits until the walkarounds have left, along with Eva, then there is a mass run on the restrooms::