First, an explanation of that promo picture. Earlier this week, the website “turntable.fm” officially went dark after two years online. As you may know, turntable has been the official home of our production meetings/bull sessions. It was in these weekly chats where many of the ideas for this blog came about, including the final plot for every single episode of BlueBell High. Therefore, we thought it fitting to commemorate turntable’s closing by letting our BlueBell friends take over the room, complete with custom laptop stickers. Wait, does this mean I should’ve come up with a fictional playlist for each of them. Darn it, missed opportunity. Next time.
P.S. You can now find us in our official room at: plug.dj/past-your-bedtime.
They let you play YouTube videos so it must be good.
Season 2, episode 6 - Tiptoe
Check out the previous episodes here: http://weimpressmckayla.tumblr.com/tagged/bluebellhigh
*The gang are all at Tonya’s house watching tv. In silence*
Charlotte - All right, I’ll just say it. (pause) I kinda miss Magnolia.
(The group pauses to think about this for a moment, perhaps remembering all the good times they had together. But probably not, there really weren’t that many.”
Rose - Well… She’s just up near Birmingham… I guess we could pay her a visit.
Max - Does this mean…?
Tonya - Road trip! I’ll get the keys.
Rose - Ugh, are we really gonna ride in your parents’ mystery machine again? Last time I almost got car sick.
Charlotte (grabbing the keys off the table) - How about I drive this time?
Tonya - Aw, but…
Charlotte - It’s not like you even know where you’re going.
Tonya - Do you?
Charlotte - No… but it was my idea so… Plus, I have your keys. And I’m taller than you, so there. (blows raspberry)
Tonya - Ugh fine.
Rose - Yay, I guess we really are going on a road trip! Give me a minute, I’ll bake cookies.
Max - This all feels oddly familiar…
Commercial - If you’re reading this when it comes out (12/3/2013), tune in to MTV tonight at 10:30 for a new episode of “Awkward” featuring the first of several appearances by our good friend McKaley Miller. There will be a quiz.
You think I’m kidding.
*They all arrive at the boarding school. Yup.*
GPS - You have reached your destination.
Charlotte - See, I told you I’d get you here in one piece. And in record time too.
Tonya - All you had to do was drive north on the freeway for like 3 hours. Too easy. Not impressed.
Charlotte - Oooh are you gonna do the face. I think I see it coming.
Tonya - I am not gonna make the face.
Charlotte - Yes you are there it…
(cut to Max and Rose getting out of the van)
Max - Awwwwwwwwww.
Rose - What is it?
Max - When I heard Magnolia was going to boarding school I kinda… I kinda thought it’d look more like Hogwarts.
Rose (looking at him funny) - Really?
Max - Well, kinda at least. This just looks like… well, like a school.
Rose - It is a school.
Max - I know but…
(Charlotte and Tonya catch up with Max and Rose)
Tonya - So, how exactly are we supposed to find Magnolia anyway?
Rose - Um, well, you see…
Tonya - Yes?
Rose - I guess I didn’t think this far ahead. Don’t you guys have any ideas?
Tonya - Um, no. You’re the smart one remember? Why do you think we hang out with you?
Rose - Jeez, thanks. It’s Saturday so she wouldn’t be in class so…
Charlotte - That sign behind you says the dorms are that way (she points at the sign and the dorms). We could start there.
Rose - See, that was actually helpful.
Tonya - One problem, genius. How are we gonna get Max into a girls dorm?
Charlotte - You know, I saw a scarf and some sunglasses in the van, maybe we could…
(A few minutes later they’re all walking towards the dorm, complete with Max disguised as a girl. Or at least as disguised as they could accomplish with stuff in the back of the van.)
Max - I feel uncomfortable.
Tonya - Just be glad we didn’t find a skirt back there.
Rose - Don’t worry, the dress code here seems pretty relaxed, you’ll fit right in. Just act natural and please don’t talk.
Max - But…
Rose - Just for a little while, okay sweetie? Now how do we get inside the…
Male student - You girls look lost, do you need any help? (points to Max) Especially you.
Rose - (steps in) Yeeah, no thanks.
Tonya (holding a nail file, credit card and a hairpin while Charlotte forces the door open) - Got it! Rose, Max, come on let’s go.
Male student - Max?
Rose - Short for Maxine. Bye.
(They walk inside.)
Commercial - You know who else is on television this week? Why it’s none other than McKayla Maroney, who will appear on Fox’s show Bones, this Friday at 8 P.M.. She’s playing a gymnast (hmm?) accused of murdering another gymnast (yeah, I could see it). Tune in to find out how she did it. I mean that she’s innocent. I mean Colonel Mustard with a pipe in the kitchen.
Max - Whew, that was close. Maxine?
Rose - I was in a play once with a girl named Maxine… I think, she actually had a cousin named Max. It’s a long story.
Max - Right.
Tonya - We should steal something. Or glue someone’s locker shut. Or…
Charlotte - Oookay Tonya, I think you’ve done enough for the day.
Rose - There’s so many rooms. How are we supposed to find her anyway?
Max - Maybe we should just (knocks on door) knock on doors and… (door opens while Max isn’t looking, knocks his sunglasses and scarf off.)
Female student - Uh, hello?
Max - OH NO, MY FACE. WE’RE DEAD NOW. RUN!
(he runs, they follow)
Female student - Um. Huh?
(they end up in front of the cafeteria)
Tonya - I just knew you’d screw it up somehow. It’s like you’re that guy from Scooby Doo or something.
Charlotte - Did you know that Shaggy from Scooby Doo was a gymnast? True story.
Tonya - Who cares?
Charlotte - I do. It’s kinda interesting isn’t it?
Tonya - No.
Rose - Hey, it looks like it’s almost lunch time, maybe Magnolia’s in here.
(As they walk in, the camera cuts to Magnolia in the lunch line who sees them walk in the door and immediately double takes.)
Magnolia (just loud enough) - What are they… it can’t be. (She moves through the line trying to get out of their sight, pay quickly and leave, much to the chagrin of those in line ahead of her.)
(Reaching the front of the line) Hurry up, I’ve got places to (she turns around and they spot her and wave) dang it!
(slow motion montage of her trying to grab her food and run out the door as they chase after her. It’s too late.)
Commercial - Hey, speaking of McKayla, her birthday is coming up in just under a week. Maybe we should start planning something.
Oh and you know who else has a birthday coming up? Why, it’s our friend Daniel who writes up these episodes and tweets from @pastyourbedtime most of the time. His birthday is in exactly a month so, you know, if you appreciate the work posted here…
*They finally get to her.*
Magnolia - I sure wasn’t expecting to see you all today.
Charlotte - Well, you know, we were in the area, so we thought we’d say hello. Hello!
Magnolia - Um, hi.
Rose - I baked cookies! They’ve been in the car all day.
Charlotte - And I might have gotten hungry on the way up here so…
Magnolia (pulling out a burnt, half eaten cookie) - Aw, well thanks guys. I’ve gotta head off, but thanks for coming. It’s sooo nice having friends like you. (they all hug) Bye. (they head in opposite directions.)
Rose - Well that was pretty successful.
Charlotte (eating one of the cookies meant for Magnolia) - Yup, I enjoyed that.
Tonya - Great we all had a great time. Now can’t we actually do something fun?
Charlotte - What, you didn’t like playing dress up with Max?
Max - Hey!
(In the background Magnolia is seen heading back towards her dorm, and dumping the cookies in the closest wastebasket.)