Familia Crazia: Mystery Week Part Two
(scene is Miles’s lab)
(Mom, Dad and Eli come running in)
Dad: Why did out Ecto-Grenade also turn into a flying skull? And for that matter, are flying skulls species with Latin names?
Miles: And yet you barely understand my patents.
Dad: Hey! Is it my fault I don’t know a thing about vumoter sadistics!
Miles: That’s computer semantics, Dad.
Miles: Anyway, tell me what happened.
Eli: Well, me and Dad were playing whiffleball in an attempt to catch the flying skull, and we certainly saw it.
Mom: And when we pulled the pin out of the Ecto-Grenade, it turned into another flying skull!
Miles: I know what’s going on here.
Everyone Except Miles: What?
Miles: You three are going absolutely, 100% nuts.
Miles: But seriously. I’m getting reports of flying skull sightings all over the city, and someone needs to look into them.
Eli: I’m in!
Miles: Are you kidding? You can barely look into a microscope, let alone a cryptozoological anomaly!
Everyone But Miles: And that means…?
Miles: Eli’s too dumb to find some flying skulls.
Eli: Let me at him!
(Eli charges Miles)
Miles: Floor shocker, activate tiles 34, 35 and 36.
(Eli gets shocked and passes out)
Dad: What did you do to him?
Miles: I tinkered with some of your “Vumoter Sadistics”.
(scene is cemetery)
(whole family enters)
Miles: Who’s gonna be the first to say “It’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man”?
Dad: I’m not sure about this. What do you think?
Mom: I think that this is over our heads, and that you and Eli are crazy.
Miles: And you’d be right, for once.
Eli: I think I hear something. What is it?
(giant red crow jumps out at family)
Miles: Oh, you three are soooooooooo naive.
Everyone But Miles: What?
Miles: Crowtac, deactivate.
(giant red crow deflates)
Miles: This giant red crow is just a magnificent work of Mal Rojo Linea-based technology!
Eli: A whoosaywhat?
Miles: He’s a robot. I nicknamed him Crowtac, or, rather, the program controlling him remotely.
Mom: What about the flying skulls?
Miles: I souped up both your whiffleball and the Ecto-Grenade I gave with holographic technology. What you saw was merely a computer-generated figure.
Dad: But what about the cloaked skeleton right behind Crowtac?
Miles: Oh, that? Just-something I didn’t create!
(family runs away)