Amanda and Lee are on the lookout for Cobbs corner and some root beer.. but before we find it.. we hear some military drums.. Let’s not forget we are in the country- and evil things happen in the country in SMK!
Sacker: You boys did a good job. What’s the matter Hollis? You don’t look happy.
[Is it just me or does ‘Sacker’ always make you think of ‘Sucker’?!
Ahhh so that Hollis is codenamed Leprechaun?.. you must be joking! ]
Hollis: I’m not. Look, you say we’re supposed to be blowin’ power lines, right? Transformers. So since when do we need anti-aircraft rockets to do that?
[Oh dear.. Hollis is asking the boss direct questions?! lol..sounds like something Lee would do haaaaaa.. ]
Sacker: I’ll do the thinking here – you’re getting paid to follow orders, and you’re getting paid a lot. All of your are.
Hollis: I just like to know what’s goin’ on. [Well derr! He’s paying you not to ask questions.. even I can see that!] …I don’t mind taking the risk, I just want to know what I’m taking them for? [Money! you freaky little Leprechaun! You are taking the risk because you are being paid to! I don’t think he understands the concept of being a mercenary!]
Sacker: Look, let’s get something straight here Hollis – you were hired on as a mercenary. Yours is not to reason why, understood? You just follow orders.
[Oh dear.. looks like Hollis is being really nosey and pushy.. and getting himself into trouble]
Hollis: Yes sir.
With this, Hollis walks away.. but too late Hollis, you’ve already been too suspicious!
Sacker: Tell me Rogan, what do you think of our Mr Hollis?
Rogan: Well, he’s wrapped a little too tight for my money but if he just flew in from Central America I guess it’s understandable.
Sacker: What about you? How do you feel about all this?
[We cut to a close up of Rogan.. lol what’s with the toothpick?!]
Rogan: Like you said Mr Sacker, we’re gettin’ paid to do a job. Your reasons are your own business.
Sacker: So you’re not even a little bit curious about what it is I’m up to here?
Rogan: I got some ideas. Let’s just say the less I know the better. [I can’t help but think that is exactly what Hollis should have been saying.. but then again, I guess Rogan really is a mercenary – apparently he is particularly mercenary with anything caught between his teeth!!! ]
Was anyone at this point still wondering if Hollis had turned bad? I think we are suppose to..but to me he acts like an agent trying to get information.. lol!
Next thing, we see Lee and Amanda speed up to the front of Cobbs Corner and park.
Hey, see next to Lee? I think that is one of those old sliding credit card machines!! remember those?? ROFL!!! and what’s with the ‘Vista’ sign?? I can’t make out what the one next to it says, but it is the master card symbol.. is this a substitute for the Visa sign because they couldn’t use it?? Anyway, I thought it was really funny how the credit card machine is just sitting on there outside all by itself when Lee and Amanda pull up.. I mean those things are worth money and would have had the cobbs corner plate in it.. (can you tell I used one of these once? in my first job as a young girl?? so glad they are history!) Oops I digress! Anyway, back to the show!
We hear raised voices inside the shop as Lee and Amanda get out of the jeep.
Woman yells: —And stay out you good-for-nothin!!!!
An old guy comes running out of the shop, closely followed by something breakable shattering.. Lee and Amanda take cover with the old guy.
[Kiwismh has identified the woman as Wanda Jenkins- that’s hilarious that is her name?!] Kiwismh- thanks soooo much for transcribing this episode!!!!! We salute you!!
The old guy says: Just a little misunderstanding.
[Kiwismh identifies his name as Arvil Jenkins.. lol with these names!!]
Amanda: Are you kidding?!
Arvil: What’d’you folks need? Gas? Food? Er, Something to drink? [lol I think Arvil needs a drink!]
Lee: No, ah, actually we’re looking for a place called New Utopia.
[Why doesn’t Lee show a photo of Sacker or something? oh whatev!]
Arvil: Aint we all!…
…It doesn’t ring a bell.
Lee: Yeah, well, we’re trying to find a couple of friends of ours – Peter Sacker and Curt Hollis.
[And.. still no photo!]
Arvil: You better ask the Missus. I’m only up here a couple of days a month.
[You can almost hear him thinking- that’s a couple of days too many!]
At this Amanda quietly smiles at Lee, neither of them want to go in there and talk to the screaming banshee!
Lee: Well, maybe you oughta introduce us, huh?!
Arvil: My Mama didn’t raise no fools.
[I don’t know.. you did marry her! lol.. but I still love this comeback.. again- a brilliant, retort from Arvil! Whahaha!!]
Lee moves on quickly..: ah…
(he super casually approaches Amanda)
… Ah Amanda, w-
[Lee, she’s on to you! Love the brief look here on Amanda’s face right before she lowers the shutters on Lee!]
Amanda: You’re right,..
…I should wait here by the car.
(Amanda cuts off Lee.. who I guess was about to ask would you go in kinda thing..)
It’s so funny how she doesn’t even look him in the eye..She lets it sink in.. then gives him a little sideways glance. haaaa..
I think this is a little payback for Lee’s dig – remember? “Well Amanda I’m afraid your knowledge of the Blue Jays secret campsites isn’t gonna help us right now.”
[what do you think? do tell!!]
whahahahaaha!!!!! Another gag on the old wait in the car running joke!!!! Genius!!!
What are you making of this scene here??
So.. Amanda has cut Lee off.. cue the kooky country comb playing music or whatever the heck that is! lol!!
Lee begins to walk closer to the shop entrance
(You’d think that he’d call out to Wanda that he’s armed, goodlookin and not Wanda’s husband.. but well.. I guess this way is more fun!)
.. Lee walks veeery slowly.. tee hee.. BB does such a great job here – Lee approaches with trepidation and a casualness we don’t quite believe.. super tough guy Lee is scared!!!! tee heee..
Lee arrives at the door.. and turns back with a lopsided smile to look at Amanda.. Ohhh do I have to???!!!
We see Amanda encouraging him, waving him on.. being super encouraging. haa!!! Such great delivery here!!
Amanda: Go on in!!
Lee motions a little-
The door closes behind Lee and we hear lovely Wanda growl: You mangy dog!!!!!!
[Is it just me or is it plain hilarious to think that Lee got called a Mangy Dog?!!!]
We hear a bang crash in the shop.. a pot bouncing off the wall?
Outside we see both Amanda and Arvil flinch in reaction to this sound – whaahahaaa!!!
Soooo funny!! I love their reactions!!! Don’t you??!! Just brilliant how we are left to imagine what’s going on in there poor Lee tee hee!
We hear a few more things shattering and then Wanda in a much more kind voice says: Oops, sorry about that. [tee heee!!!]
(We hear Lee grunt – like he is getting up off the floor maybe??!! hey.. any ripping sounds?! )
Lee: It’s all right, Ma’am – close only counts in horseshoes.
[haaaa!!! Lee you charmer!! hey this close horseshoes thing- did Lee make that up? or is that an old saying or something?? anyone??]
Hearing that Lee seems okay.. Arvil gives Amanda a commentary!
Arvil: That was a miss!
Seeing that Amanda is not impressed that his wife is throwing stuff at Lee.. Arvil makes his excuses and gets out of there. (for another month maybe! lol!)
No sooner has Arvil escaped, than we see a kid walk up carrying a bow and arrow???!!!!
[my goodness.. this is truly scary! Someone please tell me kids aren’t roaming the woods shooting at things with a real bow and arrows???!!! ]
Amanda approaches him..
Amanda: Well hello there.
Bow and Arrow Kid: Hi.
[Kiwismh has found out his name is Buddy – thanks Kiwismh!]
Ahhh and this kid is little David Faustino right?? from Married with Children? too funny!
Amanda: Been hunting? Junior Trailblazer? (Buddy nods)
[Wait a minute.. call the police.. this kid has been hunting Junior trailblazers!!! run Amanda!!! run!!!! ]
Amanda reaches out and does a crazy handshake with Buddy.
I really hope that’s a trailblazer thing.. 😉 tee heee..
Too funny how Amanda, the adult is so enthusiastic.. and the kid is bemused by her!
Amanda: ha haaa!
Buddy: Give me a break, lady.
Amanda: Think it’s corny? [I love that Amanda picks up on this.. she knows what she is! I love that she enjoys it! ]
Amanda: I know. My boy Philip made it all the way to Racoon – he thinks it’s corny.
[Anyone else wish we could have gotten to see Lee’s reaction to the handshake?!!! ]
[Guessing Racoon is equivalent to grand poobaaaaa???!!!]
Next thing- we see the Jeep is on the road again… but.. I’ll pause here for the moment.. good to stop and relish this part of the episode.. hen pecked men.. flying horseshoes and lots of laughs!!! I can’t wait to hear from you all! byeee and back with more soon!