Hey everyone, Taco Man here again! Alex is still having technical difficulties, so it looks like it’s my turn again! Sorry about this post being up a day late, but better late than never! So this episode was actually recorded after 6, 7, and 8, but before 9. And, this is our first episode with a guest appearance! Royce is featured as Lt. Serge!
This episode starts off with Red taking a step off the S.S. Anne, and then it takes off. Too bad Red never got to relax. He attempts to use cut, but loses it in the nearby sea. Luckily, Blue is nearby to cut it down with Ivysaur. After a quick pep talk from the guy at the entrance of every gym, Red somehow opens the doors.
And this is when Lt. Serge comes in! He is the perfect American, and therefore must show how American he is by echoing every time he says America. And also one funny thing about when Serge and Sparky challenge Blue and they mention Red, Red shows off his stupidity by making weird noises. I had originally intended that to be about one second long, but I started laughing half way through. Instead of stopping, I worked it into the episode, I just couldn’t help but think of Red just walking around in a circle by himself looking at the ceiling, just making those noises when he originally came to battle a gym leader.
Anyway, after Serge challenges Red and Blue to a battle, he talks about the war he had been in. If you listen closely, when Serge mumbles the name of the war he was in, he says:
Serge- (mumble mumble snarf mumble) War!
That’s because Royce really likes Snarf from Thundercats, just like Master of Rock. Also, the battle of “America” is actually a mix of The Vietnam War, the Bay of Pigs, The War on Terror, The Great War, and The Boston Tea Party. That would have been quite the American war, if it happened. After Sparky suggested a battle of smarts, and Red agreed, Lt. Serge gave up and decided to play…Super Password.
We had originally intended to have some sort of classic game show theme to be playing in the background, but we couldn’t find a good one that looped well. So we finally decided to go with the game corner music. Also, it’s a good thing that Red went along with the “battle of smarts” thing, or he would have gotten crushed. Maybe Red is smarter than everyone thinks…NAH! He’s probably just lucky!
After Red gets extremely lucky at Super Password, Lt. Serge gets really mad and storms off, hiding under the bathroom sink. And that’s when Brock comes in! He swears his revenge on Red in the Rock Tunnel, which is a side of Brock we have never seen before. It’s rather surprising, can’t wait to see what happens in the next episode! In the recording of this episode, we had actually said Rock Cave instead of Rock Tunnel, and we had to re-do it only a few days before actually releasing the episode.
Finally, after Blue wins in a “battle”, Red and Blue finally get their badges. And sadly, Blue is put on the stone in front of the gym, like he always is…better luck next time, Red! Next week, Red goes through Rock Tunnel, and will most likely find Brock there! This should be…interesting…
FAVORITE LINE TIME!: “And remember to smell everything before you eat it”
Also, a few news updates. The Poll is finished, and here are the results. Fishy won by a landslide, and Misty came in a distant second. Vote on our new poll!
Also, this is the last chance for anyone who wants to be our very first female voice actor! From the looks of things, it doesn’t seem like we are going to be able to do the episode we want to, but if you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And last, but certainly not least, we have changed feeds again. We have gone back to our old feed, so for those of you who use iTunes, search “The Red Squirtle”. The bad feed has been renamed “The Old Red Squirtle” so there will be no confusion. For those of you who don’t use iTunes, we can be found on MyPodcast.com. Sorry for the inconvenience, and hopefully this will be the last time we have to switch feeds!