MONDO EXTRAS

Spring Break Bug Attack

by LTG May 4, 2005
Locusts

Moist Dan is just arriving in Vernon. He keeps looking at the sky as though he sees the locusts, but I sure can't see 'em. Although I have to say, if I was the one driving around in locust-infested country, I sure as hell wouldn't be driving with my window open.

Xena runs up to B.J. and berates him for not answering his phone. He wonders what the hell she's doing there, and she tells him that she was worried about him. You know, up until this moment I thought that Mike Farrell was going to make it through this entire movie without having to appear in a scene with a single one of his costars. B.J. asks Xena to help him get the calves into the barn, and then he asks, "Can you do that?" Since it seems to involve gently leading them along, I'm guessing her pregnancy won't interfere.

In another part of the field, Peter scoops up a locust that has arrived ahead of the swarm. He's obviously smarter than Moonsuit Guy, because he uses a jar with a screw-on lid!

Xena and B.J. get the two wayward calves into the barn just as Moist Dan pulls up in his truck. We can see the swarm moving in on the farm. They seem to be ignoring all of the succulent trees they're flying over. Damn fussy eaters. Xena sees Moist Dan and calls out to him.

AAAAUGH! It's another bug's-eye view of the swarm. I don't know why that keeps scaring me, but it does. Xena and her two men run towards what I think is the base of a grain silo. Or the base of two silos. Or a barn. It's all very confusing. Peter looks up and asks, "What have I done?" All four of them make it into the silo just as the swarm arrives. There's a very old-fashioned-looking bug zapper over the door -- a lot of locusts are getting zapped as they fly into it. Before long, the two silos that are attached to this structure are covered with locusts.

Inside the silo, Moist Dan hears the sound of the locusts crawling all over the silo and asks, "What the hell is that?" Xena thinks that the locusts are deliberately trying to get to the mother-lode of grain stored in the silo. Peter's concerned that they won't be able to outwait the locusts because the locusts are just going to keep trying to find a way into the silo. So in Peter's theory, these carnivorous locusts are able to make a short-term sacrifice (i.e., giving up all of the food that is easily within reach on the ground) in order to make a long-term gain (getting the grain in the silo). Which means that they're smarter than the average college freshman. B.J. wonders where the hell the locusts came from. Xena and Peter exchange a guilty glance, but she keeps his secret for him. Moist Dan thinks that nothing will kill the locusts, but Xena gets a constipated look on her face and then realizes that electricity kills the bugs. There's a generator under a tarp, and after confirming with B.J. that it still works, she asks if it would be possible to electrify the entire building. B.J. thinks that since the four of them would be protected by the concrete floor, they should be able to electrify the steel walls of the building. Oh, but curse the luck, there's no fuel in the generator. The closest fuel is out next to the milking shed. Xena points out the shed for Peter through a small window in the silo. Of course, that window is so covered with smashed bug juice that I have no idea how they can see anything. Peter volunteers to go get the fuel. Xena thinks that he's being foolish, and he responds, "You more than anyone should appreciate that I really need to do this." Because how else is he going to give the locusts a chance to kill him in a dramatically appropriate way? He wraps a blanket around himself, and Xena opens the door so that he can run out. Of course, this allows a bunch of locusts to fly in.

Peter, gas tank in hand, runs across the farm to the milking shed. There's a spigot and a crank, and he starts turning the crank to get fuel into the can.

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Spring Break Bug Attack

by LTG May 4, 2005
Locusts

Moist Dan is just arriving in Vernon. He keeps looking at the sky as though he sees the locusts, but I sure can't see 'em. Although I have to say, if I was the one driving around in locust-infested country, I sure as hell wouldn't be driving with my window open.

Xena runs up to B.J. and berates him for not answering his phone. He wonders what the hell she's doing there, and she tells him that she was worried about him. You know, up until this moment I thought that Mike Farrell was going to make it through this entire movie without having to appear in a scene with a single one of his costars. B.J. asks Xena to help him get the calves into the barn, and then he asks, "Can you do that?" Since it seems to involve gently leading them along, I'm guessing her pregnancy won't interfere.

In another part of the field, Peter scoops up a locust that has arrived ahead of the swarm. He's obviously smarter than Moonsuit Guy, because he uses a jar with a screw-on lid!

Xena and B.J. get the two wayward calves into the barn just as Moist Dan pulls up in his truck. We can see the swarm moving in on the farm. They seem to be ignoring all of the succulent trees they're flying over. Damn fussy eaters. Xena sees Moist Dan and calls out to him.

AAAAUGH! It's another bug's-eye view of the swarm. I don't know why that keeps scaring me, but it does. Xena and her two men run towards what I think is the base of a grain silo. Or the base of two silos. Or a barn. It's all very confusing. Peter looks up and asks, "What have I done?" All four of them make it into the silo just as the swarm arrives. There's a very old-fashioned-looking bug zapper over the door -- a lot of locusts are getting zapped as they fly into it. Before long, the two silos that are attached to this structure are covered with locusts.

Inside the silo, Moist Dan hears the sound of the locusts crawling all over the silo and asks, "What the hell is that?" Xena thinks that the locusts are deliberately trying to get to the mother-lode of grain stored in the silo. Peter's concerned that they won't be able to outwait the locusts because the locusts are just going to keep trying to find a way into the silo. So in Peter's theory, these carnivorous locusts are able to make a short-term sacrifice (i.e., giving up all of the food that is easily within reach on the ground) in order to make a long-term gain (getting the grain in the silo). Which means that they're smarter than the average college freshman. B.J. wonders where the hell the locusts came from. Xena and Peter exchange a guilty glance, but she keeps his secret for him. Moist Dan thinks that nothing will kill the locusts, but Xena gets a constipated look on her face and then realizes that electricity kills the bugs. There's a generator under a tarp, and after confirming with B.J. that it still works, she asks if it would be possible to electrify the entire building. B.J. thinks that since the four of them would be protected by the concrete floor, they should be able to electrify the steel walls of the building. Oh, but curse the luck, there's no fuel in the generator. The closest fuel is out next to the milking shed. Xena points out the shed for Peter through a small window in the silo. Of course, that window is so covered with smashed bug juice that I have no idea how they can see anything. Peter volunteers to go get the fuel. Xena thinks that he's being foolish, and he responds, "You more than anyone should appreciate that I really need to do this." Because how else is he going to give the locusts a chance to kill him in a dramatically appropriate way? He wraps a blanket around himself, and Xena opens the door so that he can run out. Of course, this allows a bunch of locusts to fly in.

Peter, gas tank in hand, runs across the farm to the milking shed. There's a spigot and a crank, and he starts turning the crank to get fuel into the can.

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