Season 3, Ep 26 – Scarab
Scarab
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
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Air date January 26, 2020
Episode no. S03E26
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Cast
Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Sasha the Scarab
Production
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Earwolf producer Kimmie Lucas
Editor Sage G.C.
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Scarab" is the twenty-sixth episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on January 26, 2020.

Description

While the boys continue scouring the stacks at the library, Sasha the Scarab comes on the show to find love and someone to eat.

Summary

Still in Library of Meridanth, Arnie remains in the form of a gummy baby, with the sword Obsidian Doom lodged in the chest of his real, mortally wounded, body.

Usidore has encountered a Scarab, a beetle with the power of live and resurrection, named Sasha. Sasha is in a state of despair; to be happy she must have a lover whose body she can slowly eat over the course of a decade, and she believes she will never love again.

Sasha is ready to user her powers to revive Arnie’s body, but because of the sword and its connection to the Dark Lord the process will cause her to explode. Sasha is depressed enough she’s willing to proceed, knowing it will also free the sword and drain some power from the Dark Lord.

Arnie, Chunt, and Usidore can’t resist the urge to play matchmaker, however, and find a series of library patrons who fit Sasha’s type (tall, poor memory). After an interview and taste of flesh she eventually rejects them all and tells Arnie she will continue with the plan to revive him (at the cost of her own life) if she can sample a small bit of his flesh.

Arnie is nervous, as Sasha has already been caught lying about the size of her appetite, and the concern is shown to be well-founded when, after nibbling his toes, Sasha announces she plans to eat the whole of Arnie’s body. Usidore quickly transports her away magically before she can do so.

While down two toes, Usidore also notes that Arnie’s body now has trace amounts of Sasha’s resurrection magic. With a bit more work (seven or eight spells or rituals), Usidore believes he can be revived.

Post credits we see Sasha was transported to the home of Big and Tall Don, the most boring of the suitors, where they are living together unhappily.

Emails

  • Richard W. wants to know why it taken Usidore 300 years to defeat the Dark Lord. Usidore is offended and more than a little defensive about the question, insisting that between making allies and learning forgotten lore it takes as long as it takes.

New characters

  • Tall Jim
  • Big and Tall Don
  • Huge Brad

Earth references

  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool, Van Wilder
  • Choose Your Own Adventure books
  • Allbirds shoes
  • “Lady in the streets, freak in the sheets”
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Juilliard School
  • “Check yourself before you wreck yourself”
  • Down Under, Men at Work
  • sports bloopers
  • Beetlejuice

Notes

  • Usidore has learned that some of the refugees from the destruction of Hogsface are building a new town.
  • The previous week Guntz warned the trio that the Dark Lord could see them through the books they read. Usidore has found a spell that will allow them to read without being spied on.

Behind the scenes

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Chunt, Usidore, Sasha, Arnie
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