Fooniverse - Night Shifts
Fooniverse - Night Shifts
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date July 28, 2022
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Hosts Chunt
Guests Dr. Pigman Fraud, Timothy
Producers Matt Young and Adal Rifai
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Editor Tim Joyce
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Fooniverse - Night Shifts" is a Patreon bonus episode of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on July 28, 2022.


Chunt meets Foon's preeminent "mental health" professional, Dr. Pigman Fraud and a giant spider.


At the top of the episode, Chunt acknowledges that the episode makes light of therapy and says there is no judgement for those who go.

Chunt introduces the first episode of his new series: Night Shift. Where Chunt shadows different professionals around Foon to 1) learn out of curiosity and 2) to make money to buy Arnie a gift after his “Gift of the Magi” situation. Today, he visits Dr. Pigman Fraud, a pig man who is the preeminent psychoanalyst of Foon. Dr. Fraud sets the professional boundary between the two of them and Chunt notices that Dr. Fraud might be psychoanalyzing him now. Dr. Fraud sets Chunt up to take notes, both of his background and of the session he will be sitting in on. As he is the Father of Psychoanalysis, there is no code of ethics yet and Dr. Fraud makes up the rules as he goes. He ten explains that the role of a psychoanalyst is to either fix or kill the patient. Chunt shapeshifts a blazer and glasses on himself to fit into his new professional environment.

The patient, Timothy, arrives and Chunt goes to the door to greet him, only to be unsettled by the fact that Timothy is a giant spider. Despite his uncomfortable remakes, Timothy is a kind-hearted individual who is self-conscious of the beings around him and his own appearance, mainly his size. He works as a web designer and moonlights as a copy editor. Chunt asks Timothy why he hates himself, to which he replies that he believes others hate him.

Dr. Fraud gives his thoughts that Timothy has an Edible Complex, just like all others in his species. Timothy thinks about his birth, where he and his 50 other siblings ate their mother right afterwards. He remembers that his mother told them to devour her and that his mother. Because of that, Timothy has an affinity to sweet tastes as his mother tasted sweet, though the connection escapes Timothy, Chunt and Dr. Fraud. Timothy’s Father has long passed as his mother ate his father.

Chunt attempts to perform his analysis on Timothy. Dr. Fraud directs him to the tablet that allows the viewer to see a being’s thoughts. Chunt believes that Timothy might be lying about sweets, while Timothy insists that he craves balance. Eventually, Timothy asks for Chunt’s credentials, and Dr. Fraud covers for Chunt. When mentions that he is an expert of his field, Timothy regales about his home in the field. However, the place created a lot of trauma as he lived in a woodpile that a farmer created, only for said farmer to eventually burn the pile down. Dr. Fraud takes his turn to help Timothy describe the psychological condition and tries a word association game with him and Chunt to get to the root of his feelings. Timothy uses the exercise to mention his previous girlfriend and his only insecurities with his size. The last time he and his previous girlfriend were together, she tried to devour him.

Despite the progress they have made so far, Dr. Fraud suggests pulling out Timothy’s repressed memory using Regression Analysis. To perform this analysis, Timothy has to be unconscious. Chunt remembers he has a magical powder from Usidore that would make this helpful, but Dr. Fraud immediately snorts it. Dr. Fraud then asks Timothy to pretend to be unconscious while Dr. Fraud hypnotizes him. Timothy describes his earliest memory and describes his birth and his 50 other siblings. He remembers that a human shoe came down and crushed his mother. His mother begged her children to eat her. Timothy gets most tense, wishing he could liquefy his problems away, but his problems cannot go away so easily.

Dr. Fraud “wakes” Timothy from his hypnosis and Timothy feels a lot better. They group tries the word association exercise with more positive responses. Timothy seems more optimistic about his future. Before Dr. Fraud could try one more method on Timothy, the session ends. He tries to get his assistant to validate Timothy’s parking, but finds her partner with her at work. While Dr. Fraud goes through his drug trip, Timothy asks to hitch a ride off Chunt. He refuses and closes this episode of Night Shift.

Space Bunker Plot

At a Space Truck Space Stop, Pv3 is at a vending machine picking a snack. Craig, who has been waiting for for his companion for the last 20 minutes, is on his last nerve waiting. He yells at Pv3, but recognizes that it's not a healthy response and wants to try couples therapy, though terapy cost money. Eventually, Pv3 choses corn nuts, however, the snack gets stuck into its matter processing fin, a result Craig predicted, and the two fight again.

New Characters

  • The Almond Brothers
  • Desiree, Timothy's ex-girlfriend
  • Melony, Dr. Fraud's secretary
  • The Count, Melony's partner, later dumped
  • Timothy's Parents (Mariah and unnamed father, both now passed)
  • Travis, Timothy's pet fly
  • Timothy's Siblings:
    • Henry
    • Ethan
    • Domonique
    • Andreas
    • David
    • Cody, whom he likes
    • Joselyn, who loves cotton candy
    • Leah, who is good at tennis
    • Randy Jackson, who is on a journey
    • Melenie, who has a lovely singing voice
    • Brianna, who is good at catching bees
    • Autumn
    • Kristen
    • Alejandro, who can harmonize

Recurring Characters

Earth References

  • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  • Doms and Subs
  • Bop It
  • “May December” romance
  • "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" by Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond
  • Marcy Playground
  • "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
  • "Signed, Sealed Delivered" by Peter Frampton
  • "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808)
  • Web Design
    • C++
    • Square Space
  • Oedipus Complex
  • Quid pro quo
  • Zelig syndrome or Zelig-like syndrome
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Allman Brothers Band
  • Apple Store
  • Modern Day Tablets
  • Ego, Super Ego, and Id
  • Eggo Waffles
  • "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree
  • Netflix & Chill
  • revving engine/lawnmower
  • "You can lead a horse to water…"
  • Randy Jackson
  • rap music
  • Wait-for-the-other-shoe-to-drop
  • "The Old Lady that Swallowed the Fly" by Flipper
  • Kool-Aid
  • Charmin Toilet Paper
  • Squeeze-It
  • Dracula
  • "When Mama Ain't Happy" by Tracy Byrd
  • Hang in there, Kitty poster
  • It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
  • "The Sign" by Ace of Base


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