Pith Helmet

TRANSCRIPT – EVIL INC by BRAD GUIGAR (Oct. 21, 2014)

Our intrepid gang of adventurers stalk through a jungle area of the patchwork planet on which they’re being hunted.

Miss Match: You’re sticking with the British Explorer look, are you?

Elastic Man: It’s the pith helmet. I just can’t resist.

…although I never knew why they called ’em that.

Miss Match: That’s what they were made of. Pith.

Elastic Man: Ew! Groth!

Miss Match: No, pith is the soft, spongy stiff inside a plant’s stem. Back in the day, they used this to make lightweight, breathable helmets.

Mr. Fabulous: Give it up.

Amazing Amazon: Yeah. You’re pithing in the wind.

Elastic Man: HA! if that’s the case, I’m glad I’m in front!

Two birds are directly over Elastic Man’s head. One is in the throes of… intestinal distress.

One bird: I told you no good could come of ninety-nine-cent burritos!