Let US Entertain You (First Posted 2/12/11 - 2/17/11) Fandom: Kids Incorporated/The Muppet ShowYear: 1984Words: 2,593Genre: Humor/FriendshipSummary: When Gonzo spends the guest star money on a super sized canon, Kermit has to find entertainment that will play for free, leading to 'The Muppet Show: With Very Special Guest Stars Kids Incorporated'.*~*~*~*~*Author's Note: I posted this over at FFN a few months ago. It generated a good bit of feedback considering KI is so obscure. Don't read if you don't know about Kids Incorporated! If you don't check it out on YouTube.*~*~*~*~*Part 1Kermit checked the mail happily, whistling and walking until he opened the letter on the top of the pile. His smile turned to a frown. "Bill." He grunted sadly. Then his emotions changed again. To shock. And again, to anger. The bill was for a huge amount of money. The money was for a huge canon. The canon for a huge weirdo, Gonzo. "Ughhhhhhhhh! GONZO!" Kermit screamed angrily. "Yep, whadya need, boss?" Gonzo said appearing in his signature zip style. "What is this?" Kermit said holding up the letter. "Oh, I'm glad this arrived! Thanks, Kerm, old pal, old buddy." "Wait just one second!" Kermit said turning around to catch Gonzo with his hand. "Why? Don't you like supersize canons?" Gonzo asked. "No, it's not that, I just wondered where you got the money… 'cause I know I don't pay you that much." Kermit said rolling his eyes. "Um… I sorta dipped into the guest star fund a little bit…" Gonzo said getting lower and lower in voice as he went further into the sentence. Kermit then became so enraged he couldn't control it any longer. "GONZO!" Kermit screamed. "But, Kermit…" Gonzo said trying to calm Kermit down. "But nothing!" Kermit yelled. Kermit then stopped himself and calmed down. "Gonzo, how much did you take out of the guest star fund?" Kermit asked. "…Um…All of it..." Gonzo said staring at his shoes. "So we're broke, huh?" Kermit sighed. After several minutes of not thinking of a plan, Fozzie walked up. "I couldn't help but hear our problamo, fellas." He said. "Problem. Yep, you got that right." Kermit replied. "Well, what if I told you I compiled a list of every act in the surrounding four states that will play for no cost." Fozzie said confidently. "I'd hug you and maybe give you a raise." Kermit said. "I really did, Kerm." Fozzie said holding up the list. "That's great!" Kermit said grabbing the list excitedly. "Hey this list gives me another good idea!" Fozzie said. "What?" Kermit asked. "Hold sort of an audition thing." Fozzie replied. "What about those who can't?" Kermit asked. "Well, couldn't we just call them?" Fozzie said. "Um, no, not quite." Gonzo said. "And why is that?" Kermit asked. "I dipped into the utilities." Gonzo said. SEVERAL DAYS LATER… "Well, we have to audition a special guest star for the show. So let the auditions begin!" Kermit said. First up for audition was 'The Happy Broccoli Sticks' a local band that sang their original songs to pre-school children. So, they came out on stage, a man, woman, and their guitars, with the most posed smiles ever. Then they began to sing… "Broccoli, broccoli, I like broccoli…" which is when Kermit yelled "NEXT!" "Come on, Bill, its back to the cave…" the woman said. Next up was a magician… Who would never admit he is flat out awful. "OK," he began "I need three volunteers… How about you, you, and you." He said pointing to Big Mean Mama, Hugga Wugga, and Sweetums. "Alright, I'll need you all to come stand right over here." He said leading the monsters to the other side of the stage. "I will now make these three volunteers disappear! 1-2-3! Abracadabra!" just then, like he had planned, the monsters disappeared. "Wow!" Kermit said impressed. "And now, for my second and final trick, I'll make all three reappear! Hocus pocus! Fiddley foo!" and magically, all three reappeared. However, the disappearance enraged them, henceforth, they began running all over the theater, which pushed Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo out of the theater. "So does this mean I get the part?" the magician asked hopefully. "NO! NEXT!' Kermit said. "Kermit, only two could make it. But these guys look promising." Fozzie said pointing to one of the groups. "Kids Incorporated… I'll send them a letter, ASAP." Kermit said circling their name. "Guys?" Gonzo asked. "Yes, Gonzo?" Fozzie replied. "Do you know where I could find some fresh broccoli?" SEVERAL DAYS LATER AT THE P*LACE… The band slumped lazily over the counter with their sodas. Riley walked up to them drying his hands off with a towel and then grabbing the mail stack off of the counter and fishing a letter that seemed to him to be important. He handed it to Gloria. "This came in the mail this morning. It's addressed to Kids Inc." Riley said. Gloria started to open the letter, but Stacy grabbed it and tried to read the address, which was cut short by Kid. He had to know if it was his big break, for all he knew it was Michael Jackson begging him to be in his next music video. So, he grabbed the letter from Stacy. But before he could set his eyes upon the return address, Renee grabbed the envelope, hoping to get a letter from Samantha, her English cousin. But then, Mickey grabbed the letter just because it was what everyone else was doing. Mickey held the letter higher than anyone else could reach, and read the sender's name. "It's from some guy named Kermit." He said handing the letter back to Riley who held it in his hands for several seconds (for dramatic emphasis). "What are we waiting for? Christmas?" Kid said. "Open it!" Riley opened it and tried to read the words, however, found the Muppety stationary distracting. "It says: 'Dear Kids Incorporated, We are in dire need of a guest star for next week's episode of The Muppet Show. We have enclosed six plane tickets for you and a chaperone. Love & Randomness, The Muppets." Everyone was silent for a few seconds until… "Oh my gosh! The Muppets?" Renee yelled. "This is huge! We'll be performing in front of an entire audience!" Mickey said. "This is going to be amazing!" Kid said. So after getting the permission of their parents, they headed off on the plane ride, with Riley as chaperone. After they got off of their flight, they drove their way to the Muppet Theater and were just in time, as the show was about to start. After gettingcostumed it was time for the show to begin.