Friday Fictioneers for December 16th, 2022

Mid December finds the fabulous Rochelle walking the line toward us with one of Lisa Fox’s hanging out pics to plant seeds of grandiose fiction-ology in our creative minds.

If you wanna hang out with us, just click a pin on Lisa’s photo to swing over to Rochelle’s blog where all the threads and details of writing a story in very few words is explained by the Mistress of Friday Fictioneers.

Click this pic for a direct line to Rochelle’s blog. PHOTO PROMPT © Lisa Fox.

Genre: Cartoon Humor
Title: Rizzo Makes His Play
Word Count: 100


Gonzo the Great stormed into the kitchen where Rizzo the Rat was eating while addressing 1,274 Holiday Cards to his family. “Guess what, Rizzo? Animal called. The Electric Mayhem are coming over to practice tonight.”

Rizzo mugged Gonzo and said, “Is Janice coming? I want to rat out with her if Zoot gets stoned. I mean, hubba, hubba!”

Gonzo looks at the audience, then Rizzo, “You really are a rat. These are our peeps. We don’t do that.”

“Oh, Gonzo. Every successful band needs a love triangle. A little hanky-panky never hurt. Look at Piggy. Are you gunna eat that?”

Look both ways to remember, or to forget, those great characters who formed our humor and musical genius.
Mind the gaps and the steps between the notes.

Gloss: Gonzo and Rizzo are Muppets from the television show of the same name. Rizzo first appeared in episode 418 of The Muppet Show, as one of many rats following Christopher Reeve backstage. He can be seen mugging and reacting to dialogue. He remained a scene-stealing background figure through the final season, occasionally performing with Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem band.

Click the pic of Gonzo and Rizzo to read more stories mused up by Lisa’s hanging line photo.

And, of course, The Electric Mayhem doing Bohemian Rhapsody.

42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for December 16th, 2022

  1. Thanks Bill for this fabulous reminder of the iconic Muppet Show. Loved your fun interpretation. 1274 greeting cards indeed ! Even digital, what a feat. Wishing you happy writing during this season. Stay warm.

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  2. Dear Bill,

    How much do I love the Muppets? Statler and Waldorf are two of my favorites. Laughed myself off my chair watching the video clip. To think it all started with one fuzzy frog. I guess being green grew easier and easier. 😉



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  3. My first comment disappeared. Perhaps it was considered heretic by the censor in the sky. Nevertheless, I will try again. That took me back to a time when you could watch television and enjoy it for what it was, without looking for reasons to be offended.

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  4. Awww the Muppets. Best show! Back in the day when we had quality tv programs. I
    could easily do without a tv these days. I loved Animal and Cookie Monster. Oh and Beaker…and… I have a list…lol Thanks Bill, great story. Hubba Hubba indeed!

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