Season 4, Ep 31 - Arnie and Usidore
Season 4, Ep 31 - Arnie and Usidore
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
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Air date June 12, 2022
Episode no. S04E31
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Cast
Hosts Arnie, Dorisue
Guests none
Production
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Editor Stephen Dranger
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Arnie and Usidore" is the thirty-first episode of season four of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on June 12, 2022.

Description

Chunt is off somewhere. Now what?

Summary

Chunt asked for some time off to hunt down his Eggy Baby after receiving information about his child over the last few months. So for the podcast, Arnie handles it with Usidore all by themselves. Usidore assumed Chunt was always with them, but it turns out to be a talking candle. The two continue to shout about how Dorisue is "new" in Nibblebottom, but Usidore grows tired of posing as Dorisue. Although the trio have been able to speak fairly freely in the tavern, Arnie suggests that the two of them walk outside so Arnie can catch up with Usidore, not his Dorisue persona.

It is beautiful outside in the town of Nibblebottom. Usidore recounts the times that both of them died, Usidore in Season 1 and more recently, and Arnie who temporarily felled from the obsidian sword. They see the several businesses in town, like the tanner shop and Wizla at the center of town. Despite their short stint in town, they have really grown some affection in this place. Usidore goes over the list of other places he has lived and Arnie didn’t realize how little he knew about Usidore’s past before he met him. Before Hogsface, Usidore lived in Scrr, home of his favorite Mittens team, the Scrr Buzzards. It was a big portion time in his life and he set aside some of his spellcasting to focus on combining the elements. Before that, we worked in the Belaroth Courts in Northeastia with Tomblain’s grandfather, Sebastian Belaroth, trying to garner some sponsorship to defeat the Dark Lord. They also gloss over how they recently found out that Albain Belaroth is still alive out there in Foon. Usidore finds himself in towns between 15-20 years at a time, predicting some sort of magical event that would change the course of Foon’s future within them. He finds himself forced to leave the town from either destroying a town or being accused of murder.

Usidore also wants to take the time to get to know Arnie more as they approach the base of the Unnameable Mountain. Previously, Arnie shared that he has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Arnie also mentions how sad it is to pass the Cooper’s store as the Cooper was killed by a future version of themselves (a la Looper1). He has traveled from Southern Ohio and bopped back and forth between Arizona and Chicago, mostly watching a lot of TV in the meantime. Usidore and Arnie ascend the mountain terrain and Arnie admits that he has drawn a TV on the wall of his room at the Strange Familiar. At night, he would imagine searching for something to watch on the “TV” before dozing off to sleep. Usidore offers to magically create pictures to move inside his little TV, even to the extent of putting on a play by their friends, The Cockticklers. Usidore shares his sleeping routine, which includes snacks and the thoughts of his closest friends and those he cares about. For some reasons, it also includes drinking poisons, but Usidore cannot die through that method and he wanted to see what happens.

It is times like this where Usidore misses being Usidore. Although he appreciates his colorful time as Dorisue, he has grown tired of being in hiding. However, Arnie calls out Dorisue for essentially being Usidore anyway. Usidore shows all the ways that the two differ through their pure physical traits and to how they act. Arnie also points out that some of Dorisue’s phrases are still Usidores’s, like saying “Blast you Ass.” Arnie asks if Usidore plans to be Dorisue for the next 100 years. However, with the situation with the Dark Lord and the natural state of Usidore’s wizardly destiny, the group has really backed themselves into a corner. The world is now better believing the lie that they have collectively made. For Usidore to reveal himself now would disgrace him as a wizard, stripped of his powers and his heavenly essence, become tortured for 50 years, and finally killed, specifically murdered. The only other plan to avoid it is for Usidore to blast the other wizards’ asses.

As night begins to fall, the terrain becomes that much more dangerous. Arnie starts noticing more blood along the train and they have been encountering more of the Scrambles that Wizla had warned them about earlier. As Usidore destroys the monsters, he is reminded again of his station in life. He is not even getting the credit for why he is even in this position in the first place. He compares being trapped as Dorisue to how Arnie is trapped on Foon. Arnie asks how much of Dorisue’s life Usidore fleshed out. He shares how Dorisue was inspired by a story his parents told him as a child. The story includes his parents, Dor and Is Ue, falling in love while Dor and his entire family were transformed as a bedpost. After hearing this story, Arnie thinks that Dorisue is just as much of a buffoon as Usidore is.

Arnie and Usidore show their appreciation on this rare one on one time. But they have reached a crossroads in their journey. At the point where the three peaks of the Unnameable Mountain can be visible, a cave with unfamiliar runes traced around the rim of the entrance. Intrepidly the two enter, closing in on the light at the end. The walls are unnaturally smooth and a warm breeze emanates from the other end. Although Arnie is nervous to go forward, Usidore rushes to the unlimited possibilities the end would hold.

The egress is unfamiliar to both Arnie and Usidore, as it does not lead to Earth nor the other side of the mountain in Foon. Naturally, Usidore assumes they have crossed over through a portal. A figure approaches them, revealing itself to be a horse. Usidore attempts to talk to him, as he is friends with the horses. However, this horse does talk in a language familiar to both of them. He introduces himself as Champ. Arnie is confused, thinking Chunt had fucked a horse and is here right in front of them. Champ shares similar sentiments of familiarity, as when they introduce themselves, Champ compares them to his Arnie and Magic Jack Star. He offers to take them to the Burgundy Bronco in Hogswood to meet them, which they accept.

Everyone…Welcome to Cowboy World.

Emails

There are no new emails this week.

New Characters

  • King Sebastian Belaroth, Albain's father and Tomblain and Trachea's Grandfather
  • DJ the Tanner (now passed)

Recurring Characters

Earth References

  • Patreon
  • The Room, "Oh Hi Mark!"
  • Masters of Fine Arts
  • koopa troopa
  • Looper
  • Super troopers
  • Arizona
  • Southern Ohio
  • Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul
  • Streaming
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Full House, DJ Tanner
  • Sam Raimi Movies
    • Evil Dead franchise
      • Evil Dead 2
      • Army of Darkness
      • The Quick and the Dead
    • Crimewave
    • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
    • Darkman
    • Spider-Man 2
  • "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard
  • Robocop
  • "Let's All Go to the Lobby"
  • Fringe
  • Konami Code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
  • Game of Thrones: Season 8
  • Walton family

Notes

  • In Season 3, Ep 98 - Trachea and Tomblain, Tomblain mentioned the previous succession of Northeastian Rulers. Starting from the Currert Rulers: Tomblain and Trachea > Alblain > Blanbain > Tanebain > Rainbain (but maybe not, as he might the the coward) > Banebain> …bain > …bain > …bain > …bain and so on. Sebastian could have been a new line of ruler from the other side of Albain's family or (more likely) an invented character.
  • This is not the first time Arnie and Usidore went over their sleeping routine together. The most descriptive time was in Fooniverse - Fall Asleep with Flower.
  • There are some meta moments in the show, including in the outro:
    • When you take a role, it all blends together
    • how the energy of live shows aren't the same when watching a recording
    • The fan requests for more Mirror World episodes and Cowboy World

Behind the Scenes

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