You know what they say about a dog of an episode? This one is a dog of a dog episode. But to help us get through it, I was able to find a special guest recapper this week. His name is Roger, and he plays "Mean Ugly Rottweiler" in this episode. Roger lives with his owners, the Moores, in Vancouver. He'll fill us in a bit about the behind-the-scenes work. He doesn't have super-strength in real life as his character did in "Krypto," but he can talk.
Omar: Hi Roger! How are you today?
Roger: Hey, Omar. Thanks for inviting me.
Omar: Your full name is Roger...Moore?
Roger: My owners thought it would be cute. It's not.
Omar: You play "Mean Ugly Rottweiler" in this episode, but you're actually quite a handsome dog.
Roger: That was all CGI and prosthetics. I do have ears, as you can see. They held them down with double-sided tape. The same kind they use for boobies on award shows.
Omar: Great -- well, let's get started.
Roger: Yeah, let's rip into this one.
We open at night as a security truck pulls in to a cornucopia-decorated sign that reads "Smallville Co-op." The WB mocks me cruelly by letting me know that the show is available in HD, but fails to mention that I live too far from town to pick it up on my antenna. Yeah, I know it's in HD. Sadly, how I know. Two young guys stop in front of the co-op. The older of the two says, "Let's do this."
Cut to someone opening a safe via a combination lock. An older gent pulls the handle on the safe and opens it to reveal a bunch of boring-looking papers. Hey, is that an octagonal disc in there? Just then, the door to his shop opens. "Be right with you," the crouching grocer says as he closes the safe. He stands up. Looks toward the produce. "Hello?" he calls out. There's nobody around. He looks down and sees two dogs on the other side of the counter. Both look friendly enough and are panting. One is our pal, "Mean Ugly Rottweiler." The other is a very handsome...uh...I'm terrible with breeds...a Labrador? Cocker spaniel?
Roger: He's an asshole, is what he is.
Omar: Oh, you two didn't get along?
Roger: Let's just say Queen Krypto over there thought his poop logs didn't stink, if you know what I mean.
Omar: He was a bit of a prima donna?
Roger: You should have seen the size of his trailer! He had a freakin' plasma screen in there! Not that I'm bitter. I'm all about the work.
"Hey fellas," says the soon-to-be-mauled grocer. Mean Ugly Rottweiler jumps on the counter and growls menacingly. The grocer jumps back, scared. Rottweiler barks. Scary!