Origin: 1776
The Hot-Potato-ing of strips that sometimes may happen. "Chorus" refers to the two characters not in the primary discussion at that point.


[Dom] Hey, Fred, I think that you should write it;
All the forums are in anticipative stir.

[Piro]Is that so?
Well, if I'm the one to do it,
I'll put a hole right through it!
I'm worn out and I can't draw,
You know that, sir!
So I say you should write it, Dominic, you!

[Dom] You're !@#$ing me.

[Piro] Yes, you, editor Dom, you!
[Dom] But!
[Piro] You!
[Dom] But!
[Piro] You!

[Dom] But . . .!
Mr. Piro, but, Mr. Piro,
The fans, they hate my SGDs in all the forms they take.
If I fill in, they're sure to rebel and retalliate!
And plus, I need to write for NBC affiliates.

[Chorus] Affiliates, affiliates, needs to write a piece!

[Piro] Mr. Largo, I think you should write it!
You are a co-creator and friend, as it were
Whereas if I'm the one to do it,
I'll put a hole right through it!
I'm worn out and I can't draw,
You know that, sir!
So I think you should write it, Largo, you!

[Largo] I don't think so.

[Piro] Yes, you, Mr. Largo, you!

[Largo] But!
[Piro] You!
[Largo] But!
[Piro] You!

[Largo] But . . .!
Mr. Piro, but Mr. Piro,
I cut off from this team a couple months before today
And if you try to make me write it, there'll be h311 to pay!
I am only a former writer from yesterday.

[Chorus] Yesterday, yesterday! He left yesterday!

[Piro] Ms. Seraphim, I think you should write it!
You owe me a favor or two from the past.
Whereas if I'm the one to do it,
I'll put a hole right through it!

[Chorus] He's a whiner and depressed, and you know that!

[Piro] So I say you should write it, Sera, you!
Yes, you, Ms. Seraphim, you!

[Seraphim] But!
[Piro] You!
[Seraphim] But!
[Piro] You!

[Seraphim] But . . .!
Mr. Piro, hey, Mr. Piro,
I cannot come up with ideas for comics like you do
And I can't even really draw, except in loop-de-loos!
Now, let me finish all the work I have to do for school!

[Chorus] School, school, she has to do for school!

*as the chorus finishes it's note, everyone except Dom steps back--he apparently would have, but Largo and Sera pushed him back forward*

[Dom] Mr. Piro, leave me alone!
Damn it, Fred, I haven't slept these past twelve weeks!

[Piro] You've always come to help me before! Hey, who else could have come up with the idea for the assassination of trolls door-to-door? Emergency Abstract Art day? Come on, you write better than anyone! *mutters "Even me."* *pause* So, will you be a writer, or a sleeper?

[Dom] A sleeper.

[Piro] No!

[Dom] But my brain hurts, Mr. P!

[Piro] So does mine, Mr. D!

[Largo] Really? I wouldn't know.

[Seraphim] Huh . . .

[Piro] Mr. Dominic, dear Mr. Dominic
I'm only thirty-three, and already, I'm sleep-deprived
I can hardly stay up, even with her *points at Seraphim* by my side!
But mere sleep loss is small, and so sleep is again denied!

[Chorus] Denied, denied! Piro can't stay by her--

[Piro] Quiet!
Now, you will write it, Mr. D.

[Dom] Who will make me, Mr. P?

[Piro] I.

[Dom] You?

[Piro] Yes.

[Dom] How?

*Dom moves over to Piro, where he stands an inch or two taller. More importantly, he briefly exposes a piece at his belt.*

[Piro] *swallow* By physical force, if neccesary.

*there's a pause*

[Dom] Fred Gallagher, damn you! Fred Gallagher!
You are obnoxious and whiney, it just has to be said.
Once again you come between me and my lovely bed (Lovely bed . . .)
Oh, Mr. Piro, I want to shoot you right in the head!

[Chorus] In the head, in the head . . .

[Pirp]Quiet!

*he runs back to Dom, who is leaving, and shoves something into his hand*

Here is the trackball. Do what you like with it!

*Piro and Dom exit out different directions. Come back to Largo and Seraphim*

[Both] We may see murder yet!




NOTES: Yes, Dom has two verses. Think of them as un-cranky Dom and cranky Dom, I guess--I needed another verse to match the original.

Nevertheless, I hope you like it.

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