Hi Everyone! Time to start a new episode! I tend to get rather attached to an episode we’re walking through – and find moving on a little bittersweet. But.. I look forward to uncovering all the gems in this episode with you all. Funnily enough, Learjet’s two parenting posts have helped me say bye bye to Wrong Number too! 🙂 [Loved them Learjet!]
A huge thanks to Kiwismh.. for transcribing this episode in lightning speed – Truly a service above and beyond! 🙂 Thanks also to Learjet for helping with the formatting! So get ready…here we go…
The episode title is over an airport background.. Welcome to SMK airport.. thanks for flying with SMK airlines.. (Just fly with me!) … fasten your seat belts!
The Boy Who Could be King. What a title! We are already scratching our heads about this title. I did a little (very little) background reading on The Man Who Would be King by Kipling.. anyone seen the movie? I saw snippets on youtube. [Christopher Plummer looks so young!] and.. wow!! It certainly makes me curious about what this episode is going to be about.. and if there will be any severed heads
At the airport we see a private plane arrive.. Hey.. is that a learjet Learjet?!
we then see a random garbage truck.
Aaaaaand a man with a rifle nearby. oh lol.. surely nothing is going to happen to that rifle guy being so surrounded by containers with a garbage truck nearby?!
Rifle guy attaches a site to his rifle.. and we see some stairs pop out of that jet. This is no ordinary learjet.. it has a flag on it!
A red convertible pulls up with some flags on it.. that same black flag with the yellow and red stripe..
Is it a corvette? don’t ask me I’m hopeless with cars!
Ahhh a little shout out to Prince. R.I.P 😦
Lets all just assume this is a little red corvette in his honour!
The little red corvette comes to a stop next to the jet.
The rifle guy is ready to shoot.
Out of the plane comes a guy carrying his trumpet. Yes. Trumpet. This is going to be fun woot woot!
Trumpet dude: Hey, Hey!!
As we all guessed.. that garbage truck knocks over those barrels before rifle guy can shoot trumpet man.. and sends him head first into a dumpster. lol.
Crowley (the driver): Welcome, your Majesty.
Crowley holds up a bottle of champagne with a bow on it as a big welcome. lol. He waves that bottle around and gives it a good shake
His Majesty gets in the car: All-right!! Onward Crowley. Margaritas wait for no man… [seems Crowley guessed the wrong drink!] …Not even a King, eh?!…
(Majestic Trumpet King sits up high playing the trumpet as they drive off..)
[Hey! Safety first!]
The garbage truck driver walks around to inspect the damage and closes the lid on the dumpster. Not realising there’s a wannabe assassin inside! Funny that, because I saw the rifle go flying down on to the ground, and the driver should have seen it.. hope there’s no random kiddies around who will pick it up! [Safety First! Mothers for a safe environment would be horrified!]
The car drives along.. whooo diplomatic plates huh..
I love how Trumpet King is able to play the trumpet without puffing up his cheeks!
For some unknown reason, Crowley stops right next to the dumpster. Guess this means he is a bad guy, and knows there is suppose to be a rifle guy there no? Otherwise, why would he stop? I guess it could be an smk coincidence.. you know.. one of those coincidences that should mean something but doesn’t?!
…What’s the matter, Crowley. Don’t stop. Come on, let’s get going!
[lol- this little red corvette? baby you’re much too slow!]
LOL this little red corvette loves to reflect the lighting and the crew.. it’s a tad distracting!
Reluctantly it seems, Crowley moves on as ordered..
Anyway, we’ll move on too- straight to Suburbia..
Jamie: Mom wouldn’t like you sticking price tags on the goldfish.
Philip: I’m not sticking price tags on the goldfish, Einstein. I’m just putting them in a separate bowl.
Amanda joins them.
Amanda: Fellas, it’s a garage sale. You don’t have to sell your pets.
Jamie: I thought you were going, Mom?
Amanda: Yeah, well, my ride didn’t pick me up and I called a cab but they never came, so I’ll call ‘em again.
(Amanda’s preoccupied with the phone)
[Hey, those flowers next to Amanda are new we haven’t seen those before I think?]
Philip: Look at all this stuff! We’re gonna be outta the poor-house in no time.
Dotty: I would choose my words a little more carefully, darling. This is only a property tax increase, not pounding at the door by Simon Legree.
[I had to look up Simon Legree.. never heard of him. Never heard of Uncle Tom’s cabin either.. I wondered if he was related to The Man who Would be King or Kipling… but no!]
Amanda: Mother, did Jerry from the garage call?
Dotty: Oh, yeah, he called right after you left. He went on and on about all those mechanical things. I don’t understand a word he said.
Amanda: How much?
Dotty: Three hundred and fifty.
Jamie: There go the goldfish.
[haaaa! hey.. notice the cardigan behind Amanda??!!!
I recognise this one for once… Remember?
Amanda was working her way up to tweezers!]
Amanda: Forget it. The goldfish are going to be just fi… (whoever Amanda was waiting for on the phone answers)
…- Hello! Yes, this is Mrs King from 4247 Maplewood. I called for a cab about half an hour ago and it still isn’t here. Well, fifteen minutes ago would have been perfect but if you could send it now I would appreciate it. All right, I’m waiting. Thank you. Goodbye….
(Amanda hangs up and walks over to say bye to the boys..)
…All right fellas, you, ah, have a….
(she stops short when she sees their hands)
….What have you got all over your hands?
Philip: We put some stain on an old baseball bat.
Jamie: We’re going to cash in on the antiques craze.
[rofl! sounds like they don’t need little Dillinger Alexi around to get up to criminal mischief We can’t see Jamie’s right hand.. he still got a plaster cast? I can’t tell.. ]
Amanda: Oh fellas,…
[I love love the look she gives them here.. Awhhh aren’t they cute.. doing their criminal best to keep us out of the poor house ]
…okay, gimme a kiss…
(Amanda leans in for a kiss.. a careful one lol)
…don’t touch me!..
[is that Jamie’s right hand with no plaster cast?
These little touches are fun quirky family moments! I wonder if stained hands, varnish or the antiques craze will factor into the plot later haaa]
…Bye, bye mother.
Dotty: Goodbye sweetheart.
Amanda: Have fun.
Dotty: Don’t worry about them. I’ll read them their rights.
[rofl! I love it! I wonder if Dotty is clued into Amanda’s work having something to do with law and order? I’ve always wondered.. because it seemed a bit random for Amanda to suddenly work for a security company in Murder Between Friends… but.. I don’t think Dotty’s imagination could guess what is really going on. thoughts? ]
Amanda leaves and calls out: Good idea.
The scene ends there with a massive sigh from Dotty!
All this stuff on the table is quite hypnotic. what’s the first prop you went looking for?
I immediately looked for the football Sandy Newcombe gave Amanda the reporter! I didn’t see it though.. I guess Amanda would have to explain the inscription 😉 I bet KC would have a field day with all these props! Can’t wait to hear from you guys!