Billy Goat & The Merry Hebrews stop at the base of Mt. Sinai. It's got clouds around it, and looks exactly like the top of Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis's building at the end of Ghostbusters. Moses climbs the mountain while everyone else waits.
The Extras convince the Rabble-Rouser to go bitch to Aaron. They think God has deserted them. Joshua makes a good point in reminding them that God just parted an entire sea for them. I guess they've all got Scullyitis or something. Plus, the clouds are still gathered around the mountain. How is that not a sign that God is still in town? Rabble-Rouser wants to build an idol. Aaron tells him he can, but only if he raises enough gold first. Joshua questions him, and I go against character by stereotyping that "the people will never give up their gold."
Except they do. Gold is melted, and idol construction begins. In a truly hilarious shot, Aaron, Joshua, and Ziploc sit and watch the mountain, while behind them The Extras wail and bow down to the as yet unseen idol. It doesn't sound funny, but you had to be there. And stoned on Tylenol PM. Joshua spots Billy Goat Gruff, lugging the ten commandments. Billy Goat walks up and sees the golden calf, which in this movie looks like it's made out of fudge. I get hungry, but I'm also happy that it fits in with my Judy Blume section heading. And they say Dennis Miller is obscure.
Billy is pissed. He's also tired, so his voice is a little gruff. He yells at The Extras, and then smashes the commandments. He knocks over the fudge calfsicle, and it melts in the fire. Damn, that looked tasty. The Caucasian Extras have apparently been taking lessons from the natives, because they can all do that Arabic throat-wail thing now. I've been reduced to watching this on a pay TV in a bus station while I search the classifieds for a new apartment. A homeless guy tells me to turn down the volume.
Back up on the mountain, Billy is writing the ten commandments over again. They kind of look like Isaac's clipboard from Part One. He's apologizing to God for his "stiff-necked" people. I wait for an apology to the stiff-necked viewers. He's shrouded in a mist that looks suspiciously like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Then again, they were taking the commandments out of the Ark when that happened, so maybe it makes sense.
Billy brings the commandments back down and reads them to the people. "You shall know no other gods before me." Sounds better when Martin Sheen says it. The Extras listen intently. He tells them to observe the Sabbath day, which I am not doing because I have to finish this recap. The Jews build the Ark we've just been chatting about, and Spielberg and Lucas look on approvingly from offstage. Billy is still Hestoning the commandments. They all march off into the desert.