<The Visiphone goes dark.>
Rod: We are so dead!
Barry: Where do you get that we, pal? You are the one who refused to answer first.
Rod: But you did also!
Barry: You’re right, we are both so dead.
Rod: I know we are. This isn’t our usual cell.
Barry: What makes you say that?
Rod: Two things: (1) the color of the walls and (2) the fact that she has a monitor in here to watch us.
Barry: Are you saying she wants to watch us suffer?
Rod: Is the value of Pi 3.141592653589793238462643383279502…..
Barry: I take the hint!!!
Rod: I thought we were going to get it for Olivia.
Barry: SHHH!! She’ll hear you.
Rod: You’re right, sorry.
Barry: Now, what do we have to do to get out of this?
Rod: We could still give her that signed headshot of Kevin Pereira…
Barry: And I told you what would happen if we did that!
Barry: We could tell her we were preparing the Earth for destruction….
Rod: And how were we doing that?
Barry: By preparing to go after a new target. Since our efforts with Olivia didn’t work out, we were going to get Blair to help us.
Rod: That’s the worse part of this. We can’t watch Blair in here!
Barry: Have you got that Earth device called a Blackberry with you?
Rod: Yeah, but how will that help?
Barry: You can follow her on her Twitter account.
Rod: That’s right. Thanks, buddy! I owe you one.
Barry: You can repay me by telling me what she’s saying. You aren’t the only one going through Blair Butler withdrawal!
Rod: Snake Plissken was right, “The more things change……”
Barry: What do you mean fun? What are their practical use for you?
Rod: What do you mean by that?
Barry: Just what I said. What would be their purpose and fun doesn’t cut it.
Rod: Well, if I fall forward, they would be a great cushion for hitting the ground…
Barry: Till your head went forward and you cracked it…..but who could tell the difference.
Rod: Very funny, fuzzy head!
Barry: Okay, what else?
Rod: If we went on a boat and I got thrown overboard, they would be a great flotation device.
Barry: Wait! You are not thinking!
Rod: What do you mean?
Barry: If you get on a boat, it sails away from land, right?
Barry: And it sails on what?
Rod: YIPES! Thanks for reminding me.
Barry: Don’t mention it.
Rod: Believe me, I won’t.
Barry: Okay, so you are going to lose the boobs?
Rod: Can I at least keep the hair?
Barry: Only if you let me keep mine.
Rod: Forget that idea, porcupine!
Supreme Overlord: In your cases, the Supreme Judge, Jury, and Executioner!
Barry: (whispers to Rod) What do we do now?
Rod: (whispering) Think fast and talk faster!
Barry: Your Supremeness, to what do we owe this pleasure?
Supreme Overlord: Oh, it will be MY pleasure when I deal with you two idiots personally!
Barry: (whispering) I TOLD you we were going to get in trouble.
Rod: (whispering) But you said it would be with the planet’s authorities, not HER!
Barry: (whispering) No, I said we’d get in trouble, period. You are the one that didn’t think she’d find out.
Rod: (whispering) I know, I know, I KNOW!
Barry: But your Supreme Greatness! We are spreading the word of your majesty!
Supreme Overlord: Who do you think you are talking to? I know what you two are doing and WHY!
Barry: But Your Greatness…….
Supreme Overlord: Don’t “Your Greatness” me, pipsqueak! You are both doing this over your crush on an Earth woman………..AN EARTH WOMAN!!!
Rod: (whispering) We are so DEAD!
Barry: (whispering) And what was your first clue?
Rod: Cut the feed!
Show Producer: We can’t. Something has taken over the system.
Rod: (whispering) Now what?
Barry: (whispering) I’ve got it! I remember what humans do when things like this happen on live television.
Rod: (whispering) I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
<Continued in Tuesday’s strip>
Rod: We’ll be back for our Quantum Mechanics discussion after this break.
Barry: Sorry! Was trying to make some geek humor.
Rod: No humor was there, just like the space that is supposed to house your brain.
Barry: No brain in my head? Look who is talking!!!
Rod: And what do you mean by that crack?
Barry: You are on an Earth television show, talking about destroying the planet!
Rod: And the only people watching this will just think it is a sci-fi episode of the show.
Barry: Yeah. Just keep telling yourself those delusions!
Rod: Delusions? Just think! Who usually watching these shows?
Barry: Gamers, sci-fi fans, and geeks!
Rod: And would they believe that they have been invaded?
Barry: If they did, they would think it was cool!
Rod: Exactly! We are having fun at their expense.
Barry: It will be at our expense before long.
Rod: And what makes you say that, laser for brains?
Barry: This is an Earth television show, right?
Barry: And that little red light means that we have been on the air the last few minutes while we’ve been talking.
Barry: And this show is beamed up to a satellite, correct?
Barry: And we both know that Earth satellite signals are receivable on our planet……..
Rod: <nervously> Uh oh………
<On Rod and Barry’s home planet, someone is watching this discussion on her monitor>
Supreme Overlord: What in the name of Talos IV are those two idiots doing???????
Rod: Sorry, pal. As they say on Earth, “First come, first served.”
Barry: But why do you always get to be the fun characters?
Rod: I do not!
Barry: Yes you do!
Rod: Prove it!
Barry: In the Watchgeeks wallpaper, you got to be Rorschach!
Rod: But in the “Harry Potter” spoof wallpaper, YOU got to be Harry!
Barry: Okay, I’ll give you that one.
Rod: Thank you.
Barry: But why do YOU get to be Olivia?
Rod: Because of my natural charm…
Barry: Yeah, right….
Rod: My ability to be anyone I wish…..
Rod: And I’ve got great taste in Earth clothing.
Barry: Do you have a fever when you tell that many lies?
Rod: And the fact that putting them under our control was my idea.
Barry: Don’t remind me. We are going to be in so much trouble over this.
Rod: Do you do anything besides worry?
Barry: Okay, so you are going to be Olivia. Now we just have to get you an appropriate dress and some makeup.
Rod: Wait, dress like a girl? Maybe I should rethink this…
Barry: Nope! Too late! I’m going to make you look SO girlie…
Rod: Wait! You tricked me! That’s not fair!
Barry: Well, as they say on Earth, “Life is not always fair”. Hahahahaha!
Rod: Ok, you win. I think I saw what we need back that way…
<Story continues in Strip number 243, “Wardrobe”>