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T*K*O - "The Recruit"

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member






    T*K*O


    Episode #: 1
    Title: “The Recruit”
    Original Airdate: 23-Jun-2005
    Written By: D’Snowth
    Created By: MrsPepper
    Gueststars: KermieBaby47, and Beauregard as the custodian

    Our story opens today at T*K*O headquarters, where president MrsPepper, and vice president, D’Snowth call a sudden staff meeting in the conference room. That Announcer and Vic Romano were busy doing what they do best…killing threads, when they got the call. With that, they headed to the open doors of the conference room.

    VIC ROMANO: Boy, they haven’t called a staff meeting since your success with the weather thread.

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Well hey, I never imagined that it would become a hot topic, most people are always complaining about the weather.

    *Laugh track*

    Moments later, That Announcer, and Vic Romano were seated at a long wooden table. At the head of the table, D’Snowth was standing next to a large chair, at the head. The chair turned around to reveal MrsPepper.

    MRSPEPPER: Welcome dear friends!

    VIC ROMANO: Friends? That’s more like it!

    *Laugh track*

    MRSPEPPER: I’ve called you all here, because D’Snowth and I have come to the conclusion that we need new members.

    D’SNOWTH: (Interrupting) Either that, or a smaller building.

    *Laugh track*

    MRSPEPPER: Ahem…with that, I’m putting you two in charge of recruiting new members.

    D’SNOWTH: Recruit!

    MRSPEPPER: So, here’s you new assignment…

    D’SNOWTH: New assignment!

    MRSPEPPER: (Getting annoyed) Anyway…your new assignment is to search the Muppet Central Forums, and find some more members who seem to kill threads.

    D’SNOWTH: Kill threads!

    *Laugh track*

    MRSPEPPER: If you find someone who has a large amount of zero-replied threads and/or confessed that they’re a thread killer, then e-mail them our special membership form.

    D’SNOWTH: Membership form!

    *Laugh track*

    MRSPEPPER: But when you do, make sure you tell them that we’re a private club, and not to tell anyone else about it.

    D’SNOWTH: Don’t tell anyone!

    *Laugh track*

    MRSPEPPER: And if D’Snowth doesn’t stop mimicking me, I’ll kill more than his threads…

    D’SNOWTH: Kill D’Snowth! (*laugh track*, doubletake)….oops….

    MRSPEPPER: D’Snowth, I’ll see you later. As for you two…start recruiting!

    With that, That Announcer, and Vic Romano went to their offices, and began searching the forums, while D’Snowth…………………anyway... Later, the custodian, Beauregard, came down the hall, with their beverages.

    BEAUREGARD: Here you go guys, iced tea!

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Alright! Thanks Gardy!

    VIC ROMANO: Aww, iced tea again?

    BEAUREGARD: Sorry, Vic, but that’s all that’s been submitted to the menu!

    VIC ROMANO: What, congress passed a law, all of the sudden, we have to “submit” what we want to the menu?

    *Laugh track*

    BEAUREGARD: I don’t make the news, I just report it! (*Laugh track*) Now, if you’ll excuse me, D’Snowth had another accident!

    *Laugh track* Commercial break.

    As morning became noon, and noon became afternoon, Vic Romano seemed to have found the perfect new member.

    VIC ROMANO: I’ve got it!

    THAT ANNOUNCER: (Enters Vic’s office) Got what?

    VIC ROMANO: I’ve got the new member…read this…

    That Announcer peaked at Vic’s computer screen and began reading a post.

    THAT ANNOUNCER: “Cool! I too, am a "thread killa'". I don't post much, but boy, when I do...BANG! That thread is dead.”

    VIC ROMANO: Posted by KermieBaby47.

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Sound like T*K*O material to me! Let’s go see that big boss man!

    VIC ROMANO: I don’t think MRSPepper would like being addressed as “Big Boss Man”

    *Laugh Track*

    Moments later, That Announcer and Vic stepped into D’Snowth’s office, where the T*K*O’s vice president was searching the forum…with an ice block strapped to his head.

    *Laugh track*

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Hey DS! What’s up!

    D’SNOWTH: You mean besides gas prices?

    *Laugh track*

    VIC ROMANO: Um, what’s with the ice block?

    D’SNOWTH: Well, let’s just say, it’s not that easy bein’ a CFO.

    *Laugh track*

    VIC ROMANO: We’d like to see MrsPepper, we believe we’ve found the perfect new member.

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Just blurted out about being a thread killer!

    VIC ROMANO: Read this…

    Vic hands D’Snowth the printed thread by KermieBaby47.

    D’SNOWTH: (Silently reading the print-out) Wow, this IS a thread killa…just what we need for T*K*O! (Pushes intercom button) MrsPepper…?

    MRSPEPPER: (Over intercom) What is it D’Snowth?

    D’SNOWTH: Vic and That Announcer would like to see you.

    MRSPEPPER: For…

    D’SNOWTH: They’ve found THE perfect new member.

    MRSPEPPER: (Perks up) Oh, well, send them in!

    D’SNOWTH: Alright guys, go right on in!

    VIC ROMANO: Thanks, Mr. Vice!

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Oh yeah DS, you’re ice is melting on you new M*A*S*H throw-rug.

    *Laugh track*

    D’SNOWTH: AW SHOOT! (*Laugh track*) And it was in mint condition! (*Laugh track*)

    Later, That Announcer and Vic were inside the large, luxurious office of T*K*O CEO, MrsPepper.

    MRSPEPPER: Well, D’Snowth tells me you two have found the perfect new member.

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Yeah!

    VIC ROMANO: Check this out. (Hand MrsPepper the print-out)

    MRSPEPPER: Ahh, yes, KermieBaby47 would be a lovely addition to our family…

    THAT ANNOUNCER: (Whispering to Vic) Huh, this morning we were only friends.

    *Laugh track*

    MRSPEPPER: Anyway, Vic, since you’re the recruiter, send this form out to KermieBaby, and That Announcer, get back to killing those threads!

    Commercial Break.

    Later, That Announcer and Vic brought a nervous KermieBaby into D’Snowth’s office. D’Snowth, apparently was busy with OTHER things on his computer.

    D’SNOWTH: (Not noticing them) Oh Lizzie, you’re so hot, you make the sun seem cold…

    *Hysterical Laugh Track*

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Excuse us, lover boy…

    *Laugh Track continues*

    D’SNOWTH: (Stunned) Huh?! Oh, it’s you guys. (Clears throat, and wipes sweat off). Are you (looks at his file) KermieBaby47?

    KERMIEBABY47: That’s me!

    D’SNOWTH: Ah yes, MrsPepper will see you now…oh and Vic, you’ve just been negociated a little raise for your find.

    VIC ROMANO: All right! Yeah!

    THAT ANNOUNCER: What about me?

    D’SNOWTH: (Flips page) Iced tea has been taken off the menu, due to budget cuts…toward Vic’s raise.

    *Laugh track*

    THAT ANNOUNCER: Aw man, now I have to make my own!

    Later in MrsPepper’s office.

    MRSPEPPER: Well KermieBaby, after viewing your Muppet Central stats, and reading this interesting post of your’s, we would like to welcome you aboard the T*K*O team.

    KERMIEBABY: What’s the catch?

    MRSPEPPER: There is no catch, you just help us complete our mission. (Stands up and salutes, as a cliché flag appears behind her) To kill as many threads as we can, for we are Thread Killas Organization, we must uphold…(“Yankee Doodle Dandy is being played)…our true calling, for we have started many threads that have been ignored, posted many replies, that people don’t care to read. Here at T*K*O, we take that fact into pride, as we…

    KERMIEBABY: Excuse me…(Yankee Doodle Dandy cuts)

    MRSPEPPER: (No longer in front of cliché flag) Yes?

    KERMIEBABY: Who’s playing the fife?

    *Laugh Track*

    MRSPEPPER: (Clears throat and sits back down) So anyway, do you believe you can live up to our expectations?

    KERMIEBABY: Hey, I’m proud to call myself a thread killa, even though I don’t post THAT much.

    MRSPEPPER: Wonderful! You’ll be our new Union Thread Killer, and will report to work tomorrow! Now then, on your way out, our Vice President, D’Snowth will show you around, and get you settled in your new office.





    THE END​





    Catch the next new episode next Thursday!
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Wow! Totally awesome!!! I liked it a lot! Especialy the "laugh track" and it played like a sit-com. Mar-ve-lous!
  3. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    See what Beau said? that's about exactly what I was going to say. So just read it twice, and pretend the second time is from me.
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ooh....I just forgot...this thread should sink to the bottom of the page and stay there....*smackes head*

    What? Oh...sorry...I forgot that the "this TKO thread should sink" joke ain't funny no more....:p
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That's awesome D'Snowth. Totally funny!
  6. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    I have this inner struggle...do I post to say it's funny, or do I let it die, like any TKO thread should? too late
  7. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    DS: If that PBS series of yours comes to fruition, I'll buy a satellite dish and special equipment specifically to see it. That is really just a genius script. The only thing I would do differently next time is to emit all the "laugh track" bits.

    The line about Elizabeth Montgomery made me laugh hysterically. I'm actually having trouble typing this in, it's that funny! You portrayed my character to a great extent (I'm actually like that! Vonderful!) as well as Vic's. Sweet job, and keep up the good work.
    -TA
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I never really had any intention to keep the laugh track in the future, I just put in this episode the give it the feel of an actual sitcom. But yes TA, in the future, I will DEFINETELY cut the laugh track.

    Thanks for all your kind words. Believe me, I had to edit the entire post 5 times, just so the text wouldn't be too big, so there were no double-space, so there would be "centers", and to fix little errors here and there. Please remember folks, if you have any ideas about scripts, stories, and/or new characters, and thread topics for us to kill, e-mail me, and I'll see to it that they appear in future episodes.
    At no point will I try to make you (or Vic, or MrsPepper, or KermieBaby) sound out of character. But if I accidentally do, please remember, I don't know guys "personally'', so your characters are based on how you all post, and how script goes. And too, these are fictional stories...with real characters in finctional situations.
  9. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Oh no, I wouldn't worry about something like that. My character widely varies from scholar (during schooltime and when I watch something like "Amadeus), to quiet, reserved guy (when I'm reading or listening to music), to... well, just about anything except "party animal." If you remember that, you've got me down pat. I also swear a lot, but you can't put that here, now can you? :)
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've kinda noticed that *heh heh*. But hey, I've heard worse, when I was in middle school, I spent three YEARS going to school, downtown, in the ghetto!
  11. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Wow, D'Snowth, That's CRAZY!! I actually love it. It's so good! I myself liked the laugh track bits though, it made it feel like a good old sitcom, like someone else said. It's kind of funny, cause I'm some sort of zealot now... should I be scared of me? :o

    Oh, um, just one thing I'd like to add, for future reference. I liked the whole recruiting thing, but not the idea of TKO being a "private club". EVERYONE's a thread killa sometimes, right? :D But I do love how you made me so... enthusiastic, is that how I should put it. Everyone's character is really good. It made me laugh really hard. GREAT JORB.
  12. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT! As far as keeping "in touch" with our personalities; feel free to light me on fire, dress me as a giant chicken or make me a cyborg.

    This is really fun; I wish all our threads were this popular... of course then we wouldn't be the T.K.O. would we?
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Meanwhile... At the network station...

    Ted: Did you see that new show?
    Baxter: Which new show?
    Ted: The TKO Recruit.
    Baxter: That was a show?
    Ted: Yeah, they shot the pilot and sent us a copy before airing on the local affiliate.
    Baxter: Oh, has the boss found out about this?
    Ted: Don't know.

    In the network president's office...
    Jack Thundercloud: Yes, I saw it.
    *Over the phone talking to his financier brother Eddie.
    Jack: Yes, we greenlit the pilot and we're thinking of ordering a whole season to see how it goes from here.
    We got it slotted for Thursdays at 8:30 PM EST.
    Should go OK with that Moppet Family show we have anchoring the entire night's lineup.
    OK, talk to you later.
    *Hangs up and sends fax to the people of TKO with a signed contract for a season's worth of episodes.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's exactly how many episodes I plan of writing: a season's worth. Which by today's standards would be 13 episodes. (Excluding the separate pilot).
  15. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    (yanks incoming fax from machine, looks at it)
    Yoiks! I better speed this along to Pepper! Vic, come with me. We've got a TV show here! Pick up that janitor along the way, and get that vice president while you're at it!

    (pause)

    I know he's looking at pictures of Elizabeth Montgomery! You think I care? Tell him she can make a cameo appearance or something like that! Come on man!
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hey, hey!

    I had an idea. How about a Full-Moon episode, where they go Zombieish and start axeing the threads?
  17. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    So we've been slotted to do a show that kills threads? What if we kill the show? Or even the network! If that's the case, let's target either UPN or the WB. Most likely we'll end up on FOX. ;)
  18. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    **Is dying of laugher** Should we warn the stations that we're coming? :D
  19. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Naw, let's just put our pictures up in a post office right now:

    "WANTED: Liam O'Keefe
    Known Aliases: That Announcer, lpokeefe, The Loner Kid
    Crime: Thread murder in the first degree; resisting moderator arrest; despising Elizabeth Montgomery*
    Reward: $10,000
    Contact your local Thread Police today: (902) 420-1212."


    *= Don't worry man, I actually like her. Not QUITE as much as you do, but I do indeed like her.
  20. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    WANTED: Dave Hulteen, Jr.
    Known Aliases: Vic Romano, GTdAve, Big Dave
    Crime: Whining, first degree murder of both good and bad threads, one of several thugs responsible for grand theft auto of the Electric Mayhem bus, calling Tom Cruise insane and running an international online music trading post.
    Reward: $10,000
    Contact your local Thread Police today: 1-800-MATTRES

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