Sunday, January 29, 2017

Enter Sandman

previously on the Superfriends-

at the Peters/Robinson residence:
Brian: hey babe, what do you have planned for today?
Christy: just a little of this and a little of that.
Brian wonders what that means
Christy: what do you have planned?
Brian: I don't know, what do you want to do?
Christy: ugh, I'm gonna go work out.
Brian: can I come with you?
Christy: you gonna do some cardio?
Brian: ...........

Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix  is strumming through he Superfriends studio.
Mandy: hold up, hold up. I would like to restart the show!

Loco-motion by Australia's Kylie Minogue screeches through the Superfriends studio
Mandy: that's better! I'm here twisting and tweaking basically running this darn thing today.

*aside*
Brian has been suspended for a week due to overt and controversial political  social media posts.
Troy is boycotting said suspension of Brian.
Christy is trapesing higher and yon throughout Southeast Asia.

*aside over*

Mandy: today on the show, I have a few guest hosts. My sister Rachel, who will bestow her knowledge of all things google and my loving mother Jonell, who will edify us on her recipe of "ding do..." I mean hostess cake. We'll also go to the phones for fantastical fun with phones.
Rachel: Mandy, is where I come in?
Mandy: ugh, Rachel, we went over this in the per-show meeting, I'll point to you and then you speak!
Rachel: pre-show meeting? You said come early and bring whataburger breakfast burritos.
Mandy: ugh!
Jonell: Jesus loves you!
Mandy: momma, not yet, I, suppose to point!
Jonell: pointing is rude....
Mandy: well, that's what Brian does to me letting me know when to speak.
Rachel: anyways, can we get to my google spot here.
Mandy: O Rachel, I just said that so you would come help me, I can't do this alone!
Rachel: you mean you don't need all this info and data that I researched? Wait, isn't this show fake anyways?
Jonell: Mary Amanda Pegues Buck, you be nice to your sister and no pointing!
Mandy: but, Bria......
Jonell: no buts here young lady.....
the studio phone rings- *ring ring*

Mandy: yes caller, go ahead!
Caller: (in a high pitched yet scruffy voice) my name is Briana
Mandy: wait a min....
Jonell: Mandy, don't be rude, caller go ahead...
Briana: can I read the Rangers box score?
Mandy: BRIAN!!!! you're suspended remember???
Briana: (voice cracking) my name is Briana not Brian...
Jonell: Mandy, I need to run, I have my weekly bingo game down at the church about to start.
Briana: ( in a svelte man's voice) what about the ding don.... I mean hostess cake recipe?
Mandy: busted! I knew it, I knew it....
Rachel and Jonell quietly exit the studio while Mandy keeps maniacally screaming into the phone, " its you Brian, its you........"


Join us next time on 93.8 the Superfriends! Will Brian be reinstated? Will Troy end his boycott? Will Christy regail us with stories of her southeast Asia trip? All that and much more......

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Futuristic Superfriends

This blog post is dedicated to my friends; Christy, Troy, Rohan and Mandy. We look to the future at our 80 year old selves. The year is 2055, set in the DFW metroplex.

Previously on the Superfriends-
Mandy: Rohan, where are my glasses?
Rohan: huh? I can't hear you...
Mandy: I said, where are my glasses?
Rohan: Mandy, you put them with your cane by the bed.
Mandy: but I'm not by the bed!
Rohan nods off to sleep whilst reading the morning newspaper.
Mandy hurriedly looks for her glasses. She doesn't want to be late for press conference with StarKist Tuna. Mandy doesn't realize her glasses are on the top of her head.

Meanwhile in the Cliffs of the Oak,  Brian is struggling to put on his depends on.
Christy: babe, you need help?
Brian: no, I can do it! (Brian stands up but his pants fall down)
Christy: well I need to run, my ultra marathon group training starts at 11:00am.
Brian: go ahead, I just need to pull my atrophied leg over to get the pants leg up.

Strumming through the dusty studio an oldie but goodie plays- Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix

Brian fumbles for the microphone and Mandy stretches her cane out to steady herself to sit in her Posterpedic foamed chair.
Mandy: dad blasted cane! I can never count on you!
Brian: welcome one and all to another award winning edition of the Superfriends.
Mandy: Brian, we haven't won an award since way back in 2017.
Brian: we've been doing this show since 2008, 47 long years!
Mandy: well, some of us have moved on to bigger and better things.
Brian: well, ever since Troy left to the mountains of Colorado to grow the happy grass, I've had to technically direct the show.
Mandy: where is Christy this time?
Brian: well she is speaking in Norway at a social media summit with the Norwegian president.
Mandy slowly claps but knocks her glasses off. "I can't see a darned thing!"
Brian: where is Rohan?
Mandy: well, he is moderating a local police officer community outreach Q & A. He's been retired for 22 years now.
Brian: don't brag, its unbecoming. On today's show we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cowboys winning the Super Bowl for the 5th time.
Mandy: do we have to? ever since they moved to Austin, they don't feel like the Dallas Cowboys.
Brian: well, they're still the Dallas Cowboys to me. Jerry Jones might be 108 but he is still the owner and GM.
Mandy: hey look, we have a caller on line 1.
Brian: hello caller, state your name and business.
Caller: dude, man, it's me Troy man....
Brian with a tear in his eye- "bro, I'm so glad to hear your voice!"
Troy: yeah man, I haven't shaved my beard in 9 years...
Mandy: gross!
Brian: bro, I bet that looks awesome...
Mandy reaches over and hangs up the phone without Brian knowing.
This goes on for 14 minutes.
Mandy decrepitly shuffles out of the studio so she can make her Starkist Tuna press conference. She is set to announce 2055's winner of the years supply of tuna.
Brian realizes he's been talking to a phone with nobody on the other end. He also notices he has been sitting in his own urine soaked Depends. With a defeated stare, he reminisces on the years gone by and begins to count the days to when his silver haired vixen returns home from her Norwegian trip.

Next time on the Superfriends- When will Christy return from Norway? Who won the years supply of tuna? Will Troy ever shave his beard? Will Brian acknowledge his wasted years and life on a failed fake radio show? All that and more on 93.8 the Superfriends......

Monday, January 2, 2017

Masterpiece Theatre

previously on the Superfriends-

Mandy giddily shouts to Rohan, " I finally have a sponsor for 5k I'm putting on!"
Rohan: oh yeah! Is this for that stupid fake radio show?
Mandy looking confused answers: yes.....
Rohan: I'm going deer hunting.
Mandy contemplates telling her beau who the sponsor is but decides to wait so she can announce on the show.

Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix wafts energetically throughout the studio
Brian introduces the crew: to my right your left my beautiful wife, producer of all things Superfriends, Christy. (Mandy is seen pointing to her right and left in a confused state) technically directing is my mister from another sister, Troy, and finally playing second fiddle, Robin to my Batman, Mandy.
Christy: can we get on with things? I have things to do, places to be.
Brian: hon, it's just a rerack of our famous crew.
Mandy: we're famous?
Troy has already turned on Sportscenter and turned off his mic.

Brian: on he show today we'll discuss all things Cowboys, our Christmas holiday vacation and Mandy has a big announcement.
Christy: do we have to discuss the Cowboys? ITS SO BORING!
Mandy claps uncontrollably in agreement with Christy.
Brian: babe, you can cut out early if you like.
Christy is halfway out the building as her chair swivels in delight.
Brian looks on with sad face.
Troy is slumped over asleep with remote in hand.

As Brian and Mandy finish up their holiday vacation talk, Mandy is ready for her announcement.
Brian: ok Mandy, you ready?
Mandy: yes finally. I have my whole family listening!
Brian: really?
Mandy: well, just my mama. Ro is deer hunting, Rachel is raising three kids, and Travis cuffing and stuffing bad people.
Brian: well, we're waiting...
Mandy: my big sponsor for my Superfriends 5k is (muffled sounds come from Mandy's microphone)
Brian: could you repeat that please.
Mandy: what happened? I practiced this at least 10 times.
Brian looks over at her microphone and sees Troy in his stupor has accidentally turned down her volume on the mic....
Mandy: (in full throat) TROY!!!
Troy awakens hastily and gets ina fitting stance not knowing what he has done.
Brian: Mandy, it's been fixed, go ahead.
Mandy: drum roll please-
Brian looks around and decides to make drum noises with his mouth/lips
Mandy: Today, January 2, 2017 my official sponsor for the annual Superfriends 5k is Starkist Tuna!
Brian looks on in admiration
Mandy: well, after all these years, I kind of like tuna. Starkist will be handing out a year supply of tuna to the runner with the best time.
Brian: ok, when is the date for this exciting 5k?
Mandy: you mean, I have to come up with the date too??

Join us next time as we see if Mandy has come up with a date for the race. Why did Troy awaken ina fighting stance? Will Christy be back? Will Brian help his diminuative friend with a race date? All this and more next time in 93.8 the Superfriends....

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Bizarro Christmas 2016

Another year and another Truly Bizarro Christmas

Editor's note-
After last years dedication to my dearly departed grandma, this years edition is dedicated to my beautiful wife's dad, who left us in March 2016. RIP John Robinson. I don't mean to sully your name by dedicating a mere blog to you but here we are.

Bizarro cast as follows-
Brian as Brandt
Christy as Chrystal
Mandy as Mindy
Rohan as Rod
Troy as Richard
Becca as Becky

Special appearance by
Rachel as Raquel
Travis as Trance
Roy as Rock

Due to budgetary constraints and belt tightening, Brandt has decided to have his annual yearly Christmas dinner at their new house. ChrystaI is less enthused.

Brandt: Chrystal, don't worry about the house cleaning, I said I'd do it.
Chrystal: who's worried?
Brandt: I'm going to play some Christmas music to liven things up! Have you sent out invites.
Chrystal: hon, nobody sends out invites anymore.
Brandt: then how does everyone know when to come?
Chrystal: they...... just show up.
Brandt looks at his loving wife confused

Meanwhile at the Buck residence Mindy is feverishly tryinto find a word that starts with Q for her Words with Friends game with Brandt. Rod walks in and asks what's for dinner.
Rod: hey mindy, what's for dinner?
Mindy: shhhhhh, I'm trying to concentrate.
Rod: are you playing that dumb Words with Friends game again?
Mindy: well, Brandt beats me so, that I just have to beat him! he's toooooo good.
Rod shuffles off with left over grilled chicken and veggies.
Mindy is perplexed by said game.

At the Matheny household, Becky is wondering if they will be invited to Brandt and Chrystal for Christmas dinner.
Becky: Richard, do you think Brandt will invite us this year?
Richard: babe, I don't know, you do tend to pick on him about his long shorts, beard and fear of heights.
Becky is dumbfounded by the accusations.
Richard: I'll FaceTime him and see.
Becky: we'll do it soon, because if not I have a wine social to go to.
Richard is already asleep in his recliner.

Back in the OC (Oak Cliff) Chrystal is netflixing while Brandt swiffers the floors.
Brandt: sweetie, have you notified everyone yet? I'm worried that I'm doing all this for nothing.
Chrystal pauses her show to tell her hunk of a man that, yes she messaged everyone.
Brandt: for tomorrow right?
Chrystal: no, tonight! Tomorrow, we have Christmas at my family's.
Brandt: ugh, I haven't even prepared the mac n cheese!
Chrystal: it's not hard babe, I could just open a box of Kraft and whip some up.
Brandt with eyes popping out of his head says, "mac n cheese doesn't come out of a box!"
Chrystal calls Mindy and reminds her about tonight and to bring some gluten free cookies.
Brandt calls Richard to do their weekly football picks and Richard immediately celebrates to Brandt due to having finally beaten Brandt for the first time in 15 years of doing picks.

At the Vidaurri abode, Trance asks his wife Raquel why Brandt never invites him to the many restaurants that he goes to.
Raquel: do you care that much? Really?
Trance: actually I do, I need male friends.
Raquel: awwww, you do have male friends- you have Rod and Rock.
Trance: I guess but Brandt just has this aura about himself.
Raquel: Brandt?? Surely you jest! I mean he's tall, that's about all he has going.
Trance: and that beard.....

Rock hasn't checked his phone messages in 3 days due to his new girlfriend occupying his time. Thus missing out on the Christmas dinner at Brandt's.

Trance, Raquel, Mindy, Rod, Becky and Richard all make way to the OC for the Christmas dinner.
Chrystal welcomes everyone with hi-fives and side hugs.
Raquel comments on the state of the neighborhood.
Trance immediately corners Brandt for affirmation.
Mindy and Rod already plot their time of departure. They have a puppy dog at home who needs special love and attention. (Hi Blackley)
Richard and Becky head for the fridge and the moonshine.

Everyone sits at the table and commences eating. Much awkward laughter and side giggles ensue. Trance tries in vain to get Brandt's attention to discuss the latest Star Wars movie.
Rod is ignoring Richards attempts to talk about his Harley Davidson.
Chrystal is nodding and eye sleeping as Mindy revels in her 20 minute story about last nights episode of Blacklist.
All in all a good time was had. The group sings Christmas carols and takes numerous selfies. As the last guest is ushered out, Chrystal pours one out for her dear dad. Brandt walks up next to his bride and hugs her as they embrace and enjoy some Whitman's chocolates and listen to some classic Slim Whitman.
Brandt looks over his shoulder and looks out the window and a shooting star streaks across the nights sky. He nods and looks back at the picture of grandma and smiles.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stranger Things

Previously on the Superfriends,

At the Buck/Pegues residence
Mandy: Ro, did you call Brian and Christy about dinner?
Rohan totally ignoring Mandy: that's a good boy! (patting Barkley)
Mandy: Ro!!
Rohan: sit, no sit.... (motioning to Barkley boy)
Mandy on a stepladder: Rohan, will you get me my book. I can't reach it.
Rohan: what? I can't hear you....
Mandy farts and falls down
Rohan: you ok?

Voodoo Child is strumming through the Superfriends studio
Brian: welcome one and all to another award winning edition of the Superfriends.
Mandy: what awards have we won?
Christy: Mandy we obviously haven't won an award, Brian is just using hyperbole..
Mandy feverishly looks up hyperbole on the internet.
Troy is firing up the tv's for the Olympics.
Mandy: must you turn on the tv's the second the show comes on?
Troy defiantly cracks open a beer and triumphantly uses the remote to turn the volume up.
Christy: settle down everyone, I have some good news...
Brian in his Roscoe P. Coltrane voice: good news, good news.
Mandy: ummmmm, what was that?
Christy: I'm going to California to see my niece Keena and work from a wine villa in Napa Valley!
Brian: ummmm, when is this?
Christy: tonight!
Troy: oh boy, here we go.
Mandy giggles
Brian: couldn't you have told me before the show started?
Christy: I tried, but you wanted to watch wrestling!
Brian: shhhhhh, they were doing a Von Erich special.
Christy: well, they're all dead except Kent.
Brian: Kent????
Troy: uh oh!
Mandy giggles
Christy: Kent, Kerry or whoever....
Brian is devastated at the turn of events 
Christy: my flight leaves in an hour. So come on help me pack!
Brian: what about the show?
Christy: I have left Mandy in charge.
Brian.......
Troy slams his beer down and says, "I'm out!"
Mandy giggles
Christy and Brian head out to pack, Mandy prepares for her show and Troy leaves a trail of beer tears.

Will Brian stop watching wrestling due to the unfortunate events? Will Christy enjoy her time in Napa? Will the show crater with Mandy at the helm? Will Troy return? All those answers and more on the next episode of the Superfriends.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why Today Doesn't Suck

Previously on the Superfriends-

At the Peters/Robinson residence:
Brian: hey babe, you ready for our run?
Christy: ugh, I can't today; remember my knees? (Points directly at knees)
Brian: man, if I see that knee doctor again, we'll have words!
Christy: it's ok, but I do need to stay active. Let's do some PokemonGo.
Brian: (vomit, yet seems excited at the same time)
Mandy rings Christy's phone but Christy declines call so she can kill the Rattata...
Mandy waits patiently......

Voodoo Child screams wildly into the Superfriends studio.
Brian: welc.....
Mandy interrupts Brian's show opening monologue: why is the AC on 79?
Brian: what? It's not THAT hot. (As he fans himself)
Christy: just tell her the truth Brian..
Brian: shhhhhh
Mandy: tell me!
Brian: it's not that big of a deal really. We're just cutting back during the summer months.
Mandy: why DURING THE HOTTEST TIME OF THE YEAR??
Christy swivels in her chair and pours more coffee from the canteen.
Christy: why do I have my coffee in a canteen?
Brian: babe, it was more efficient to boil water than use the stove.
Mandy: more efficient?? are we broke? What happened to all those endorsements that Rohan secured for us?
Brian: well, I mean, ummmmm
Christy: tell her 
Brian: I forgot to re-up some of the contracts!
Mandy: OMG
Christy: yep
Brian: can you have Rohan call them fo......
Mandy: NOOOOOOOOO
You need to call, I can't believe this
Christy: well, I have a Morrocco trip to prepare for.
Brian: hon, remember we dis........
Christy: I do remember but I'm schlepping away doing this slop and not travel.
Mandy: I just can't believe this
Brian sits in a pile of defeat
Mandy: I'm running this ship today, you (Brian) get to fixing this NOW.

Brian shyly calls Rohan
Rohan answers the call from Brian
What up chief? Ready for another beat down in basketball? Or wanna hear some more of my 80's Rock n' roll again on my phone....
Brian interrupts and says well, "I need a favor"
Rohan: shoot
Brian: I need you to call your contacts again for the sponsorship money!
Rohan.......
Brian: you there?
Rohan (click as the call gets dropped)
Christy in the meantime is booking flights to Africa
Mandy is taking phone calls on Australian Rules Football

Brian is left to wonder about life and the pursuit of happiness....

Join us next time as we catch up with our favorite Superfriends. Has Christy finalized deets for her exotic trip? Has Mandy adequately explained Aussie Rules Football? Did Brian find his pursuit of happiness? All this and more on 93.8 The Superfriends



Monday, March 7, 2016

Knocking on Heaven's Door

Previously on the Superfriends-

At Buck residence: Mandy bellows, "Rohan, are you and Brian playing ball today?"
Rohan: I think so, that squeezer needs a good beating."
Mandy: ok, well I'm putting in the tuna casserole for dinner.
Rohan with ever so slight vomit coming up, "Mandy, I think Brian and I are going out."
Mandy: what about me?
Rohan: well, you have the tuna casserole.
Mandy: but, I don't even like tuna!
Rohan: just open the windows, last time you made it smelled like hot garbage.
Mandy just sits in her house fumbling with he window latches.

At the Peters/Robinson residence
Christy is packing for yet another work/funsy trip.
Brian is polishing his basketball shoes.
Christy: ok, babe, my plane leaves in 2 hours.
Brian: I can't believe you get to go to Bora Bora.
Christy: well, I jumped at the chance...
Brian is already popping the Xanax


Melodically strumming the Superfriends studio is Slim Whitman's I Remember You

Brian: welcome one and all to another rousing edition of the popular radio program The Superfriends
Mandy: where is Christy?
Brian: she is high in the sky somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean heading to Bora Bora.
Troy: why?
Mandy: where?
Brian: Troy, a little business and a lot of relaxation.
Mandy is seen struggling to google Bora Bora. 
Troy: that's cool bro, she sure gets to travel a lot.
Brian: well, as she put it, she brings home the bacon so she can fry it how she likes.
Mandy: that makes no sense.
Brian ignoring her tiny little friend outlines the show. We'll look over the Spring Training box scores of the Ranger games, discuss the pros and cons of having cats as pets, and talking to Michael Hayes of the HOF bound Fabulous Freebirds.
Troy: can't believe you snagged him....
Mandy: who is he?
Brian shuts Mandy's mic off
Unbeknownst to Mandy she keeps talking
Occasionally throughout the show Slim Whitman is played coming back from breaks and subtly under reading of the box scores.

During the Michael Hayes interview, he comments on the Slim Whitman music and said now that's walking down Badstreet USA right there.
Brian thanks Hayes for coming on and gets his wacky radio liner.
*aside* a wacky radio liner is where a person getting interviewed says, "I'm (enter name) and I never listen to the Superfriends"
*aside over*
Mandy finally realizes her mic has been off and throws her headset off in disgust.
Troy and Brian look on amazed at the vocabulary coming out of her mouth.
Meanwhile in Bora Bora Christy is laying in a hammock with pen and notepad in tow.


Join us next time as we recap our historic interview with Michael Hayes. Will Mandy apologize for using the foulest language ever? Will Christy leave her vacation to come home? Also what were the results of the basketball game between Brian and Rohan?

Slim Whitman is left on auto play in honor of the passing of John Robinson.