Guest Host: Comic Book Alex
In a trench in the bean field, Peevy and Cliff are watching Lucky Lindy’s statue with the rocket pack attached as it orbits the metal stake hammered into the ground by Cliff.
“– but I don’t believe it,” says Peevy, smiling. Cliff laughs.
The circle of Lindy’s flight path is getting wider. Cliff suddenly notices the stake is coming up out of the ground with every orbit of the statue. “Peevy!” says Cliff, “the stake!” Peevy grabs Cliff as Cliff tries to run for the loosening pipe.
“No, no! Get down!” says Peevy, “that thing will cut you in half!” The stake makes one more turn and then becomes completely loose. The statue and backpack rockets up into the night sky. Cliff and Peevy watch it fade into a tiny dot among the stars. They stand up in the bean field, still looking at the night sky.
“We’ve lost it,” says Cliff to Peevy. “I’ve told you I should have tested it myself.”
Peevy laughs. “Haha, yeah – – you’d be halfway to Kansas by now, you chowderhead!”
Unnoticed by Cliff and Peevy, the rocket-equipped statue drops behind them and heads toward where they’re standing. Peevy finally notices, and he and Peevy start running away from the oncoming rocket. They both lunge through the beanfield, narrowly avoiding the rocket as it plows a new trench across the field. The rocket bounces along a furrow until it buries itself in a dirt mound.
“Turn it off! Turn it off!” yells Peevy. Cliff runs to to press the power button on the sleeve of the rocket garment.
In This Minute
Alan Arkin as Peevy
Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord