It’s day 19 of the #TopsyTurvyTVTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Emily Swift was sucked into another dimension. Today Tara Parker-Jones tries to convince Templeton to put on a Halloween costume. Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the TV show The Big Bang Theory.)
Tara shut the dressing room door, stepping out into the hall. “She’s still feeling dizzy from yesterday’s episode. She said to go ahead without her.”
Lucie nodded and gestured toward Marley and Big Rabbit. “Your costumes look great. Who are you guys again?”
“I’m The Tick,” Big Rabbit explained. “Marley’s my sidekick, Arthur. He’s a moth.”
Both men wore skintight bodysuits that stretched over the top of their heads. Big Rabbit’s was baby blue, with short antennae bouncing back and forth. Marley wore a similar suit, but in all white. Lucie squinted, tilting her head to the side. “Are those bunny ears?”
“Antennae –they’re antennae!” Marley insisted.
“And where are your wings?” Lucie asked.
“Hey,” Tara interrupted, waving the day’s script at them. “No one cares. What I want to know is where is Templeton? I mean, when’s the last time he’s been in an episode? We need to go check on him.” She headed down the hall. The others followed.
Tara rapped on Templeton’s dressing room door. She waited. “Come on, Templeton,” she called. “I know you’re in there.”
A moment later he appeared, stepping into the hallway and closing the door behind him. “What?”
“We wanted to check on you – ” Tara began.
“SHE wanted to check on you,” Lucie crossed her arms.
Tara rolled her eyes. “I wanted to make sure you were ready for today’s episode.” Tara thumbed through the script. “Emily’s not well so Lucie’s playing Leonard and I’m switching to Penny. Marley is going to be Raj. That makes Big Rabbit Wolowitz. And you are…” Tara flipped a page.
“Sheldon.” Lucie grinned.
“Right, Templeton is Sheldon.” Tara looked up. “It’s a Halloween episode. Go put on your superhero costume.”
Templeton stood eyeballing The Tick and Arthur. “I’m not putting on a costume.”
Tara put her hand on his arm and squeezed. “Oh, come on honey. It’ll be fun!”
“Stop babying him,” Lucie grumbled.
“I said no.” Templeton stepped back inside his dressing room, locking the door with a click.
“Antennae!” Marley blurted out.
… Tune in tomorrow as something dreadful this way comes. (That episode is now posted! Click here.)
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