Things don’t seem quite right as we look in on the gang members participating in The Great South Dakota Road Trip. You will notice I changed the name, because it appears Lav and MG are never going to get out of South Dakota. Right now they’re staying in a boarded up hotel near White River. The Cowboy told Lav and MG their entire entourage was there to make a movie, which was surprising to Lav and MG, since they didn’t know the gang was going to be in a movie. This should be interesting.
Lav and MG have been shown to their rooms.
Lav: (She’s pounding on MG’s door.) Let me in MG, please let me in! She screams Eeeeek!
MG: (Opens the door). Get in here quick! Are you scared because I’m scared…have you ever seen anything like this? Who would have thought there would be a big old spooky mansion clear out here in the middle of nowhere. It’s dirty too…the lady we worked for at the Chalet Motel sure wouldn’t have put up with this! At least we don’t have to worry about washing the windows.
Lav: Your room is a lot nicer than mine, MG. Where’d you get that red gown?
MG: My guess is that someone in the entourage told them I liked to wear long red formals and be in parades. Look around Lav and see if there’s a tinfoil crown too!
The Cowboy: (Over the intercom) Excuse Me!! You best come down the stairs you just went up, cause supper hour only lasts 15 minutes. The special tonight is scrambled eggs. Snowflake will seat you.
Lav and MG find the dinning room…no problem. They both get misty eyed as they anticipate seeing the gang again. It’s been a long time since yesterday. Hmm…the gang isn’t there, but it’s easy to see how Snowflake got her name.
Snowflake: Sit down wherever you want to. Just give me a minute to clear off the table. How many eggs do ya all want?
MG looks around the room and sees Queen E. sitting there. She kind of blends into the background, so it wasn’t easy to spot her unless you were really looking for her.
MG: Queen E. !! We are so glad you’re here aren’t we Lav? Where is the rest of the gang?
Queen E : Oh, they went to Pizza Hut. I should have gone with them. I forgot this was egg night. I was looking at the To Go menu, but all its got on it is fly specks and ketchup.
Lav: We heard through the rumor mill that we’re here to make a movie. That was a real happy surprise to MG and me. Who’s the star?
Queen E: I don’t know, Sherri is auditioning everyone. I wouldn’t look for a decision real soon though. You know how she likes to draaaw everything out!
Lucky: I’ve been standing like this for hours. I’m auditioning for a staring role in the movie.
Sherri the casting director: Scratch your left ear with your right paw and bark three times. Do you like to chase red frisbees? This movie requires a lot of frisbee catching,
MG: What’s the name of this movie anyway?
Cowboy: I believe I should answer that question. He saunters into the room like he owns the place.
I own the place and I have recently come into a chunk of change, so I’m investing it in a movie. I heard your help yourself to self help wasn’t exactly feeding the wolves, so I called and talked to Ruben. He said he’d send a bus full, and he did.
MG: Who is Ruben?
Lav: Don’t you remember MG? He’s the guy who answers the telephone.
Cowboy: As I was saying, I hired two extremely talented writers and told them I wanted a movie about two country veterinarians. You two came highly recommended. You’re the only ones who have a dog. If you want the part, you’ve got it!
Lav and MG: What? What? Wow! Wow! Jeez! Jeez!
Cowboy: Hold it! Hold it! The name of the movie is:
Lav and MG: Love it! Love it!
Cowboy: Ah…yah: Don’t say another 2 words. There are two vets….And what do doctors always tell their patients? Jerry the organ player walks in.
Jerry the organ player: (All movies have organ music in the background.) I know what they say: “Take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning…very clever,”
The organ might need a little tune up.
Well, as the sun sets on another beautiful South Dakota night, Lav and Murdo Girl decide to take the parts in the movie, which will most likely catapult them to instant fame and with fame comes fortune. Oh, they’re still going to do the road trip. This movie making thing is only only going to take 2 weeks, tops.
Photo by Dianna Kenobbie Diehm