Bill Rancic shows up, and the Bloven trip all over themselves to tattle. Kristi's like, "The PM is out shopping!" and Alla grins and Bill asks what they're shopping for and Kristi yells to Alla, "What did they go get?" and Alla trails off something about how part of the presentation is a "red carpet affair" and so they're, like, getting carpet, or something...Kristi yells, "Felisha, we've got ten minutes," causing Bill to check his watch. They all rush around and scurry like ants after you smash the anthill and for a brief second I wonder if there's not a tad extra drama here to make them look more PM-abandoned. Alla interviews, though, that they "saved the day," so I think they really were just working super-hard. ["Sucker." -- Sars]
Bill and Carolyn enter Excel's workspace with the execs, and Brian shakes their hands. He starts talking about how they wanted to "bring the board game and movie to life," and describes how the house on the float is on a track that takes it "from robots to a meteor shower to spaceships." He explains also that since the name is hard -- with a smartly-crafted reference to his fuck-up yesterday -- they've rigged speakers with an audio clip that plays the name over and over. The Fav likes. Then, Brian begins to be obnoxious, talking and talking about how one time he saw E.T. and he's very short and very young and very young-looking and also he likes Jumanji and on and on, and Bill Rancic just laughs, the Fav laughs...it's funny, how unable to shut up Brian is, all of a sudden.
The Fav finally breaks in with some praise about how he's been working on the very specific details of this stuff for a year, and the float is proving very true to all that. Brian busts in with more preset yakking about nostalgia, and the Fav gets a little shirty about how he's right at this second complimenting them, so Brian should shut up. Josh laughs and interviews that this was basically the feeling of everyone in the world, and posits that perhaps Brian had been "injected with Markus fluid or something." I love that. Cut to Markus laughing. Carolyn interviews that the float incorporated ideas from the movie, had the name everywhere, and in her opinion was "true to the spirit of the movie."
Meanwhile, Jennifer is laughing dorkily about "all of [her] helpers crawling around" under the float, and, like, this isn't kindergarten, they're not your "helpers," first of all, and then she continues with, "Bear with us as we prepare to take you through the incredible adventure of...Zenthura." This is utterly Jen, from start to finish, but it's the last word that the Fav starts grinning about. Zenthura is all about transitioning from the normal to the extraordinary, she explains, and Randal interviews about how she kept mispronouncing the name the entire time. Even Carolyn and Bill can't keep from laughing. "We wanted to include the game itself, Zenthura." She just keeps saying it, in this way where you know she's trying to get the marketing point across, which would be cute and a little twee if she were saying it right, but since she's saying it wrong, it's totally comedy. Bill and Carolyn and the Fav laugh; Kristi -- inside the float -- rolls her eyes in horror. Jenthura (tm londonfroglet on the forums) giggles and "admits" that they had to amputate one of the two little boy mannequin's limbs, and Carolyn laughs again, because that's just weird. Inside the float, Kristi and Alla are being a little obnoxious and a lot rightfully exasperated.