Speaking of organs, Randy is back at the Pie Hole eating the nastiest meat pie imaginable. "Don't you want to chow down?" he says, offering some to Ned who claims, as I now do after seeing this, to be a vegetarian. Randy shrugs, saying this stuff is good for you. "Gobbling gizzards makes muscles!" he says. Eeek. Well, he goes on, seeing Ned blanche, at least that what his mom used to say. See, Randy was a weak kid, always falling and bruising himself and getting into disasters. Pretty sad, sure, but he didn't care. He just played with his pets, who always loved and accepted him. "Like your dog, Digby!" he says to Ned. "He digs you just the way you are, and forever will, too!" Realizing his freak flag is showing, Randy says he needs to shut up, lest Ned think he's a weirdo. "However, the piemaker did not see a weirdo," Jim Dale assures us, as Ned reveals that he didn't have any friends at school, either. He was so bad at sports, they wouldn't even give him gym clothes. Instead, as we know, he'd sneak off on his own and bake pies. Randy says that's how he got started on his hobby, too. In fact, he doesn't normally share his hobby with others, but he knew when he met Ned, that Ned would be okay with it. "So, I brought 'it' along and hid it out back," Randy says. "Wanna see?" Ned eagerly agrees, but uh... When Randy opens the door, he finds a taxidermied golden retriever. Wearing sunglasses. Playing a banjo. "Listen," Randy says, "he's playing American Pie for you." Ned is horrified. "DIGBY!" Ned shouts, horrified, that Randy has killed his dog, but no, Randy tells him this is Butterscotch, his own childhood dog, who has been his best friend for his whole life. I have a horrible moment where I think Ned is going to touch the dog and bring it back to life, but he does not. Instead he turns on Randy, who is trying to make him understand that he only wanted to hold on to something he loved. Of course, Ned should be THE person to understand that, but in fact, he asks Randy, rudely, to leave. "I thought we had something in common," Randy says, sadly, and is on the way out when Emerson arrives pointing a gun at him, saying he's a sick man.
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