KYR, CYRA, TICK, and TOCK have made a Science Squad together in the expanses of ZHAN’s old workshop.
CYRA: Kyr, do you want to know how to make a potato light something up?
CYRA: Okay! (throws a potato at the light switch)
ALL: Welcome to the Downside Up Science Squad!
TOCK: Today we will teach you how to science!
TICK: First, you ask a question. Kyr will demonstrate.
KYR (writing): What do Peeps do in a microwave? Because human flesh is a lot like Peeps’ marshmallowness, this experiment will prove useful.
TOCK: Then you construct a hypothesis! Make sure it’s biased and totally not backed by background research!
CYRA (overflowing with confidence): I believe that this peep will lay an egg since the bird species likes to reproduce in warm climates. As they say, the early bird catches the warm!
KYR plays laugh track.
CYRA: Now you can continue with an experiment!
TOCK puts a Peeps in the microwave and warms it up for a couple minutes.
Everyone except TICK watches the Peeps, waiting to see if it will lay an egg.
TICK: Tock! I need your help, Mommy!
TOCK (still watching the microwave): I’ll be right there!
TICK: No really, Tock! I need your― (screams)
TOCK (Concerned): Tick? (rushes over)
TICK: Ahhhh! That feels better!
TOCK: What happened?
TICK: I laid an egg! Isn’t it wonderful! I feel like a mother egret!
KYR comes over to see.
The three stare at the egg intently.
CYRA rubs her hands evilly behind them, leaving the workshop.
The egg starts to crack.
TICK: It’s my offspring! I can’t wait!
TOCK: (puts a hand on TICK’s shoulder) We are parents now, Daddy!
TICK: I’m the mother this time!
TOCK: oh yeah.
The egg hatches, LUR rolling out.
TICK: AHHHHHHhhh! IT’S AN EMU! THIS IS NOT MY CHILD! TAKE HIM AWAY!
JOHN: (bursting from the wall) Never fear, John is here!
Bubble sounds come from the microwave.
Everyone looks at the microwave.
SQUAWK! The Peeps explodes everything.
CYRA: WHY IS EVERYONE STILL ALIVE?!
PEEPS (in a deep voice): I don’t know.
~~~END A SECOND TIME