The Party – Part 3


Guy‑Manuel de Homem‑Christo

Thomas, je les ai trouvé.

Thomas Bangalter

Parfait. Alright, everyone, are you ready?

Pharrell Williams

Follow us, but don’t make any noise!

Mariya Takeuchi

Understood!

MissingNo.

…What are we doing again?

Mariya Takeuchi

I’m not sure exactly, just follow along!

Hakuko

I’ll be as sneaky as a mouse!

DJ Professor K

The squid girls just started jammin’ on the decks, that’ll be easier!

Dr. Robotnik

So, may I finally know what this ridiculous charade is about?

Don-chan

Shhhh, da-don!

Nico Nico

(」・ω・)」うー!(/・ω・)/にゃー!

*The 10 contestants follow Guy-Man in the crowd, and approach the Jazz Cats, unaware. Then, suddenly…*
Pharrell Williams

SURPRIIIIISE! HAIL TO THE KING, BABY!

Tom "Milk Bowl" Malone

What the fuck is happening?

Thomas Bangalter

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! PLEASE GIVE YOUR WARMEST APPLAUSES TO THE JAZZ CATS, OUR KINGS OF THE COLLAB!

DJ Professor K

OH! OF COURSE!

Mariya Takeuchi

Oh my, you’re right!

Dr. Robotnik

Oh, so that was what this foolery was about!

Hakuko

Yaaaay, congratulations!

Don-chan

Waiiiiii, do-don ga-don!

Nico Nico

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! *HAWK HAWK*

*All 10 contestants start applauding with various levels of excitement. The Jazz Cats are looking at them, seemingly confused.*
Tom "Milk Bowl" Malone

What the fuck are you talking about? Kings of what?

Shades DuPris

Yeah, I thought we lost this thing.

Pharrell Williams

Nah, friend, we’re the ones who lost. Here, you all, let me tell you about something. During this tournament, we were thinking a lot about collaborations. Heck, it’s even in our name, “Daft Punk featuring Pharrell”!

Thomas Bangalter

We love doing those things, working with other people, seeing what they can bring to a cut. And even though we tried our best, all of you here were better than us!

Pharrell Williams

But you three cats, heaven almighty, you’re makin’ me gush! How many collabs did you do? 20 or something? That’s mad!

Shades DuPris

So… that’s why everyone’s here?

Thomas Bangalter

Yeah! They did more dual arrangements than we did, and we wanted to congratulate all of them right here, right now! Seeing you guys try something new with unexpected people like we do on our albums, it fills us with joy!

DJ Professor K

Well damn, guys, I wasn’t expectin’ such a heartfelt speech in the middle of my set! But I agree, some of my favorite moments of this tourney were when I collabed with my opponents. It was so much fun comin’ up with sick tunes that other stations would envy Jet Set Radio! But those Frenchies are right, cats! You killed it at this dual arrange thing. You did a collab with almost half the cast! I may be the King for Another Day, but dang, these cool cats are the Kings of the Collab!!

Tom "Milk Bowl" Malone

Heh, thanks. That Herbie track you did with us was fire.

Nico Nico

猫の顎が外れたんだが・・・

Don-chan

Hey! Hey! You’re forgetting someone!

DJ Professor K

What’s that?

Don-chan

We’re a collaboration too! Hakuko and me, da-don!

Hakuko

Don’t interrupt people like that, Don-chan!

Pharrell Williams

Well, isn’t he right, Hakuko? We ain’t the only collab team around!

Hakuko

Well, yes, he’s right! I’m used to doing collaborations, my rhythm friends and I always work hard to produce great Remixes from our tunes!

Don-chan

I love hearing what everyone makes when they’re together! Hey, Mr. K, I loved your scary collab with MissingNo!

MissingNo.

Oh yeah…um…thank you…

Hakuko

Eeek! You’re here!

MissingNo.

Hello…I liked your songs too. Um, I really liked Timepiece Phase II…

Hakuko

Oh!! Thank you!

Don-chan

I also loved that really big collab Mr. Robot did, the one with the beat, da-don!

Mariya Takeuchi

Oh yes! The Rhythm Masters and I were recording in a booth next door when all of a sudden…

Hakuko

*mimics a rapper* I appear today to drop a historic beat!

Dr. Robotnik

Welllllll, I am not used to receiving so many compliments! Usually, they come from my dimwitted dumbbots, but this is a nice change. I guess it was right for me to follow you all!

Pharrell Williams

Hey, check it out, it’s the first sentence I heard from you without a single insult!

Dr. Robotnik

Is that bothering you, you brat in a hat?

Pharrell Williams

Hey, at least it’s creative!

Mariya Takeuchi

I’m honored you brought me along for this, Daft Punk, that is very kind of you. Most of my collabs were with my good friend the Professor, but a few other contestants were nice enough to let me perform with them. Like Hakuko! She’s a very talented girl.

Hakuko

*blushes* I’m honoured, Ms. Mariya.

Don-chan

I also enjoyed the collabs with Terebi-chan! She was so funny, and I never drummed so fast in my life, da-don!

Nico Nico

CHARGING GOOOOOO!!!!!!

Nico Nico

Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!

Dr. Robotnik

Still as mad as ever, that wretched TV. She can’t stay still for more than two seconds! Our collaboration reminded me of that blasted hedgehog! You all ought to be careful around this horrifying tool!

Nico Nico

ゆでたまご wwwwwwwwww vO

Dr. Robotnik

SHUT UP!

Thomas Bangalter

By the way, Robotnik, what was the drive for you to make so many collabs?

Pharrell Williams

Probably for the same reason why he made so many tracks in the first place!

Dr. Robotnik

I can’t believe none of you failures are coming up with “I want to win this tournament” as a reason! Isn’t that the simplest one?

Mariya Takeuchi

Well… you’re not wrong!

DJ Professor K

Ahhh, Daft Punk, I wanna thank you for bringing us all to remind us of those good times. The collabs were so much fun to listen to! That last surprise duel between “The Sega Masters of the System” and “The Girls in White” was a blast!

Pharrell Williams

Yeah! I was also thinking of other contestants like MissingNo., Donkey Kong or Pitbull. They also did a lot of collabs! The lawyer, the bear, and Weird Al also had those huge collabs just like the one Terebi-chan did once!

Nico Nico

O-OVERDRI-DRIVE! O-O-OVERDRIIIIIIIIIIIIII-

Hakuko

Wait, didn’t Weird Al play his polka a few minutes ago? It was amazing!

Thomas Bangalter

Yeah! But frankly, Pharrell, if I gave a shoutout to every collab that happened in this tournament, we’d be here all night!

Shades DuPris

Hey, speaking of which, what about us?

Thomas Bangalter

Well… yes! What about you?

*Everyone looks at the Jazz Cats.*
Shades DuPris

If this is a joke, it ain’t funny.

Thomas Bangalter

This is not a joke. We just wanted to know how you did it. And why did you collab with so many people?

Tom "Milk Bowl" Malone

Well, that’s what jazz is all about. Jazz isn’t a particular way of swinging things or about the dirtiness of the chords; it’s all about the fluidity of freedom. When you’re letting it all out there, that’s real jazz. And it would be selfish to keep that to ourselves.

Shades DuPris

Yeah, it was a good run. You’re all lucky it wasn’t a jazz competition.

Pharrell Williams

I would have been up all night to compete if that was the case! Maybe I would have gotten lucky and won the competition, who knows?

Shades DuPris

Believe me, you wouldn’t have. Even with luck.

Thomas Bangalter

“Letting it all out there…” That’s such a different philosophy from ours. But it didn’t prevent you from making sick jams.

Tom "Milk Bowl" Malone

I guess. But yeah, have your crown back, K. Sort of. I mean, it’s still yours.

*DJ Professor K and Milk Bowl shake hands.*
DJ Professor K

“It’s still mine…” but you’ll stay a different kind of kings, Jazz Cats. It’s good to be the King, but it’s better when you’re with friends who you can share it with! Right, Doc?

Dr. Robotnik

Grmbl… Right, Professor. After all, you know why I am not furious right now, even if you have that pesky crown.

Thomas Bangalter

Well, everyone, I think we’re done here! Thank you so much for having participated in this surprise mini-ceremony.

Pharrell Williams

Yeah! Congratulations to the Jazz Cats for winning the only prize I truly cared about!

Thomas Bangalter

Hah, you’re exaggerating!

Pharrell Williams

No I’m not! I was your feature in the tournament, Thomas! I had a reputation to keep!

*Daft Punk, DJ Professor K, Mariya and the Rhythm Masters laugh.*
Mariya Takeuchi

Ahhh, it sure was a lot of fun! Thank you for the nice memories, everyone!

MissingNo.

Yeah…collabing with everyone was a lot of fun.

DJ Professor K

Thank you all for showing us the power of sharing one of your turntables!

Hakuko

You mean the power of friendship, right Professor K?

Thomas Bangalter

If you ask me, Hakuko, I think that sample might be a bit overused!

*Everyone laughs. donk licks Terebi-chan.*
Nico Nico

キス唾www

Don-chan

*shivers* Y-yeah… I love m-making friends, d-don…

Pharrell Williams

Well, Thomas, how about we get some sangria now?

Thomas Bangalter

Hah! Just for that, you’re a great feature, P! Whoever wants to come and have a little chat is welcome!

*Daft Punk ft. Pharrell move in direction of the bar as the Jazz Cats gets back to lounging. The Sega Masters of the System leave as well. The Rhythm Masters and Nico Nico approach Mariya and Missingno.*
Hakuko

Hey, uhh, MissingNo… I just wanted to say… What happened in the studio when you…um…

MissingNo.

You mean?…Oh…that…I shouldn’t have done that, I’m sorry…

Hakuko

It’s alright. Mr. Snake doesn’t hold any grudges either. You were a great opponent, by the way!

MissingNo.

Um…t-thanks…if you think so.

Nico Nico

I’m so happy! That I found you!

Hakuko

…Don-chan, what are you-?

*Don-chan is trying to hug MissingNo but he can’t get his arms to wrap around its pixels.*
Don-chan

Hmmmff…why can’t I hug you? That’s not fair, da-don…

*Missingno jumps back in surprise.*
MissingNo.

Don’t do that please. Your hands are okay, right?

Don-chan

Ayaaa…they feel like butterflies!

Nico Nico

あなたが好きなの(NYN姉貴)


ZUN

I’m at least glad about something: this time, if you lost to someone, you had a second chance before getting your game over!

ZUN

The first tournament looks so unfair compared to this one! Kicked out of the tournament without having proven what you were able to do… I would have been so sad!

Solid Snake

Hmm. You could also learn from it. Gather intel.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

That’s a good life lesson in general, Snake. But I’m not surprised. You were always good at reading others like a book in Super Smash Brothers.

ZUN

You also need this skill in bullet hell games! Although for some, it’s more of a trial and error situation. *laughs*

Solid Snake

Still, ZUN, you haven’t been lucky this time. Sent to losers’ bracket by the lawyer and the bear, and then eliminated by a finalist. You had it rough.

ZUN

Not as rough as Reimu though! *laughs*

Reggie Fils-Aimé

Well, sometimes, you just arrive in front of an opponent stronger than you think. I got my ass kicked by those competitive players in Super Smash Brothers, and I got defeated by Off The Hook with the closest margin imaginable.

ZUN

We got even closer losses this time around though!

ZUN

But Off The Hook were the freshest ones back then! They’re still fresh now, but this time, everyone else was as well. Speaking of which, let me get a fresher beer. Hey, blue thing!

Wobba wobba!

Solid Snake

I could definitely see that everyone was stronger. I couldn’t believe Otacon when I heard the new sources some contestants had this time. For example, you got two more series under your belt, Mr. Fils-Aimé. But I still don’t understand why you didn’t get Fortnite.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

That’s because I still had some pity for the rest of you! If I had Fortnite for Nintendo Switch as a source, that would have been unfair!

Solid Snake

*smirks* Good point. But even with all my efforts, it still didn’t quite pan out for me. I got eliminated after one match back then, and after three matches this time.

ZUN

Aw, c’mon Snake, you did a great job out there. You didn’t have a lot to offer, but what you had were some great tunes. I created many characters, but I respect those who prefer quality over quantity.

Solid Snake

Hmmm… Thanks.

ZUN

What about you, Reggie? How was your time here?

Reggie Fils-Aimé

The tournament was fun. If it wasn’t fun, why would I have bothered? I had some great matches against some unusual competitors, and I had royal victories that would make any player of Fortnite on Nintendo Switch envious of me.

ZUN

Oh yeah, I remember you obliterated both the Dancing Alien Team and Thanos back then! They were no competition against you! But then, just like many people in the past few days, you lost by a very close margin.

Solid Snake

Funny how some stories repeat…

Reggie Fils-Aimé

*sigh* Absolutely. But I didn’t let that setback get my spirits down. With Bill at my side, we spread the spirit of family and fun Nintendo is known for during the past few days. And I am glad I got some help from Isabelle!

ZUN

Ah yes, Isabelle from Smash!

Reggie Fils-Aimé

I’m sorry, she’s from Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS. You know, the one I play all the time.

Solid Snake

Yeah, ZUN, no fighter in Super Smash Brothers is exclusive to that game. Except Captain Falcon.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

Wait, he’s-

*Snake smirks. Reggie clears his throat.*
Reggie Fils-Aimé

I’ll warn you, Snake, you are not prepared for what I can do if I hear constantly-asked requests.

Solid Snake

That was not my intention. That was just what I heard from many people I spied on over the years.

ZUN

*laughs* But let me tell you I am very impressed by this game, Reggie. The fact Snake and Isabelle can fight each other in the same game is nuts!

Reggie Fils-Aimé

And the most beautiful thing about it is that it can defy your expectations. Some might expect the brutal Snake to leave no chance to the cute Isabelle, but in the hands of the right player, the tables can turn!

ZUN

Well, that depends on how they are placed on a tier list!

Solid Snake

Hrrrngh… You’ll never know the pain of overconfident players picking me because of my placement on a tier list, only for me to get humiliated by people who have mastered lower-ranked characters…

ZUN

*laughs* I’m sorry, I never considered that! Hey, by the way, are you still looking for some more contestants for this thing? If even the brother of that skeleton guy can make it in Smash, maybe one of the girls I know could also get an invitation! What do you think, Reggie?

Reggie Fils-Aimé

How ‘bout this instead?

*Reggie’s eyes glow red.*
ZUN

Whoaaaa, calm down, it was just a joke! I was just messing with you! Don’t shoot!

*Reggie’s eyes return to normal.*
Reggie Fils-Aimé

Forgive me, but I’ve gotten my fair share of repeated requests over the years. So I learned some intimidation techniques and some magic sentences like “when it’s done” from an industry colleague working near Nintendo of America’s offices.

ZUN

Hah, that intimidation technique sure worked! I was never prepared for such unforeseen consequences! *laughs*

Solid Snake

…where have I heard that before.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

Yeah… sometimes, these constant requests can get to your head a bit. Someone asked me at Cornell for MOTHER 3 to be localized after I stepped down. I guess that game will always haunt me…

Solid Snake

Reggie, it’s good for your fans to hold onto something and have hopes. At least they know they have a chance to see their favourite characters again. I wouldn’t be so sure for myself.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

I am sorry, Snake. Sometimes, the industry is unpredictable.

ZUN

Hey, at least people freaked out when you were revealed in Smash, Snake! All is not lost!

Solid Snake

*smirks* Yeah. At least I have that. Hey, bartender, give me a glass of water.

Wobba!

ZUN

You don’t drink, Snake?

Solid Snake

Not as much as you. I remember drinking too much in Alaska. That can have terrible consequences for your missions.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

Give me a glass of water too, Wobbuffet. I need to stay sober if I want to keep talking about a family-friendly company in the future!

Wobbuffet!

ZUN

By the way, Snake, I heard your friend Otacon was here. Where is he?

Solid Snake

He’s probably out there looking for that man in a mech.

ZUN

Metal… Ajit Pai? He’s gotta be the first person to actively look for him!

Solid Snake

Well, he’s into mecha. That’s his single reason.

Reggie Fils-Aimé

I don’t think I would have liked living the fate of that man. I can’t imagine myself as a mech!

ZUN

At least you would have the perfect name! “Reggie Fils-a-Mech”! *laughs*

Reggie Fils-Aimé

…yeah. If I ever hear that name again, I’ll forget about it and just go home.


Cranky Kong

Well I’ll have my beard shaved! Are you really Mr. Bean?

*Mr. Bean nods his head with a huge smile.*
Cranky Kong

This is the greatest day of my long life! Does this mean I can finally piggyback on the success of someone more famous than myself? I can see it now! No, wait, it was my stupid boy Donkey Kong who got invited, not me… But still! Even though I’ve met millions of people who are more famous stars than you, it’s great to finally meet you.

Mr. Bean

Ooo! Funny monkey!

Cranky Kong

Who are you callin’ a monkey, wise-guy?! Mr. Bean, I am not a monkey, I am an ape!

Mr. Bean

Ook ook ook!

Cranky Kong

What the- HEY! Talk about disrespectful! That is not like you at all!

*Mr. Bean snickers.*
Cranky Kong

This is a joke, a bit, a ruse, a jest… right? You’re not the real Mr. Bean, are you?

*Mr. Bean crosses his arms and gives Cranky the stink eye.*
Cranky Kong

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle… You really are just as stupid as you are in the TV show! How on Kongo Bongo Island did you became so admired? How did you became a star like that?

*Mr. Bean shrugs.*
Cranky Kong

*sigh* I guess “Never meet your heroes” is true! You’re the worst celebrity I’ve ever met! Not only that, you’re not even relevant anymore! While my grandson carries on my amazing legacy, you have nothing but garbage reboots in your future son! I’ll try and meet other stars now. Like James Dean, or Mr. Be- GAH!

Mr. Bean

Hohoho!

Bluster Kong

Why hello Cranky! I heard something about mooching off of other people’s success?

Cranky Kong

Sure, you’re welcome to have a word with “Mr. Bean”… Knock yourself out. What a chump…

Bluster Kong

Mr. Bean? Never heard of him, so probably not worth my time… HMPH!

*Bluster and Cranky both stomp away disappointed while Mr. Bean laughs at the funny monkies.*
*Weird Al walks on stage with two other figures who can not be seen.*

Hello ladies and germs of the King for Another Day Tournament! Tonight we have something special from yours truly! Introducing… Cooking with a Killer Mixer! Tonight we will see who has what it takes to out cook the Hyper Operative Baking and Ripping Technology or better known as HOBaRT from Hobart!

Lil Jon

YEAH!!!! THE NEW HOBaRT FROM HOBART!!

HOBaRT

Wrrrrrrr!

And who will challenge this mechanical beast of a chief? It will be none other than the bag of bones straight from the underground… Papyyyyrus!

Papyrus

HOWDY, EVERYBODY!!! I’M SUPER STOKED TO BE HERE!

So, here is how it will work. Our challenger will pick a dish of their choice it and they and HOBaRT will make it. It doesn’t matter if it’s boiled or fried just as long as you can eat it! Then once the dishes are made, our judges will taste and give them a score! Who ever has the highest score wins! Now you may be wondering “who are the judges?” Well say no more as I will introduce them! And first up is… hailing from Dreamland and the one who puts the “fat” in “bad”… King Dedede!

*A light shines on the first figure which is revealed to be King Dedede.*
King Dedede

Heh heh heh! I am a superstar warriah, and I’m waiting! C’mon, can’t this thing start already? I’m starved!

and second up is… hailing from Bikini Bottom, and the owner of esteemed resustrant the Krusty Krab… Mr. Krabs!

*A light shines on the second figure who is revealed to be Mr. Krabs.*
Mr. Krabs

Arkarkarkarkarkark! This will be the easiest way to promote me Krusty Krab yet!

And finally… our third and final judge is… me!

*The light shines on Weird Al.*

With all the fanfare out of the way, let’s hear what our challenger has to say! So, Papyrus how do you feel about competing against HOBaRT?

Papyrus

WELL, I’VE NEVER COMPETED AGAINST A MIXER BEFORE, BUT, IT’S CERTAINLY… SOMETHING NEW!

I see, now let’s see what HOBaRT has to say about his challenger! So, HOBaRT any thoughts?

HOBaRT

Wrrrrr…

Haha what a joker huh folks?

Lil Jon

YEAH! IT’S PUMPED!

Well, now it’s time for the moment you all been waiting for! Challenger, pick your dish!

King Dedede

Make some of that Spaghetti like you made for me last time bone boy!

Mr. Krabs

Oh no you should make a Krabby Patty boyo! Which you can get down at the Krusty Krab for $2.99 or 0.99$ on Wednesdays!

Doesn’t matter to me. Just remember just as long as I can eat it! Although wouldn’t mind some rocky road right about now…

Papyrus

I THINK I KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO BE MAKING- WHAT GOT ME TO SUCH HIGH POPULARITY IN THE FIRST PLACE- MY FAMOUS SPAGHETTI DISH!!

A dish has been chosen! Get ready to cook!

Papyrus

GET READY, HOBaRT, FOR THE COOKING BATTLE ROYALE OF A LIFETIME!! I WON’T LOSE EASILY!

HOBaRT

WRRRRR…

*HOBaRT starts mixing super fast while Papyrus starts to cook at his own pace.*
Isabelle

Come on, HOBaRT, you can do it! I believe in you!

Undyne

NGAHHHHHHHHHHH! Show ’em, Papyrus! We’re counting on you!

Papyrus

WELL, WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE NOODLES TO BOIL, HOW ABOUT SOME IDLE CONVERSATION??

Sure, why not? Let’s talk about how you beat big bird over here, huh?

Papyrus

OH, YEAH, I SUPPOSE I DID BEAT HIM IN THE TOURNAMENT!! I DIDN’T REALLY EXPECT TO, CONSIDERING HIS OWN LOYAL FANBASE.

*King Dedede grumbles to himself.*
King Dedede

(Apparently they ain’t loyal enough…) Yeah guess ya beat me pretty good…

Mr. Krabs

Sounds like the overgrown seagull is a little sour if ye ask me! Arkarkarkarkarkark!

Papyrus

DON’T FEEL SO BAD!! I THOUGHT YOU DID PRETTY WELL AGAINST ME! PLUS, WE’RE FRIENDS NOW!! I’D SAY IT WAS A NICE OUTCOME!

King Dedede

Yeah, thanks, I suppose. I would clobbah ya right this second, but I’m too hungry to lift my hammah!

Papyrus

NO PROBLEM!! OH, I THINK THE NOODLES ARE FINISHED BOILING.

*Papyrus takes the pot of boiled noodles and spaghetti sauce, and combines them together on one plate.*
Papyrus

OKAY, I SHOULD BE DONE IN A FEW MINUTES! I JUST HAVE TO ADD SOME *PIZAZZ*!

HOBaRT

wRRrRRRRRRr

Papyrus

HOLD YOUR HORSES!!! PERFECTION TAKES TIME!

*Papyrus gently sprinkles on some various ingredients and spices. The labels have worn off from heavy use.*
Papyrus

MIX IT ALL TOGETHER, AAAND… PRESTO!!! IT IS DONE! MY MASTERPIECE IS COMPLETE!

Great! Now we just need to wait for HOBaRT-

Mr. Krabs

The mixer already made the dish 10 minutes ago, lad.

Oh, well let’s try HOBaRT’s first!

*All 3 judges sit at a table and wait for Lil Jon to serve them the dish HOBaRT has prepared.*
Lil Jon

HERE YOU GO!!

*Lil Jon lays down the plate of spaghetti. All 3 judges grab a fork and try it.*

Mmmm… Looks like HOBaRT has done it again with this dish! I give this a score of 10!

Mr. Krabs

I have to agree lad! This is almost as good as a Krabby Patty! I give this a score of 10 as well! (Hmm… I wonder how much money I can make if I had me one of those mixers…)

King Dedede

Hmm, this tastes dandy but I feel something is missing… I rate this a 7!

and the total score for HOBaRT is… 27!

*The crowd cheers.*

Now it’s time to try Papyrus’s dish!

Papyrus

DON’T BE TOO SURPRISED IF YOUR TASTEBUDS ARE BLOWN AWAY WITH MY AMAZING CREATION!! HAVE A TRY!

*Papyrus lays down his plate of Spaghetti. The judges once again pick up their forks and give it a try.*

Hmm, I’m sorry Papyrus but this doesn’t taste too good to me… I give this a 3.

Mr. Krabs

Alright now for my turn.

*Mr. Krabs sticks his fork into the dish and put it in his mouth.*
Mr. Krabs

ARGH! What in Davy’s Jones locker was in that! I am almost choked! That gets a 0 from me lad.

King Dedede

Boy! That was almost as good as last time, heh heh heh! I’m giving that one an eleven outta ten!

And the total score for Papyrus’s dish is… 14, which means the winner of this competition is HOBaRT!!!

Isabelle

Yaaaaay! Congratulations, HOBaRT!

Undyne

ARGH! Ah well, it’s alright. I’m still proud of you, Papyrus!

*The crowd cheers!*
HOBaRT

Wrrrrr…

Lil Jon

YEAH!!

Papyrus

I… I SUPPOSE YOU CAN’T WIN THEM ALL. SOMETIMES, YOU LOSE!! …TO A MIXER.

Lil Jon

YOU’RE STILL PRETTY GOOD, PAPYRUS!!

HOBaRT

Wrrrr…

Papyrus

I MEAN, I SUPPOSE I DID GET ONE PERFECT SCORE, BUT HOBaRT GOT TWO PERFECT SCORES!! A SPECTACULAR 27, COMPARED TO A MEASLY 14!

Lil Jon

YOU SHOULD BE HONORED TO COMPETE AGAINST SUCH A GREAT CHEF! YOU GOT A DECENT SCORE!

Papyrus

…WELL, THAT IS TRUE. WELL, PERHAPS THIS CAN BE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BEFRIEND HOBaRT, TOO!!! WHAT DO YOU SAY, HOBaRT?

HOBaRT

Wrrrrr!

Papyrus

WOWIE!! ANOTHER WONDERFUL FRIEND TO MY FRIEND LIST! PERHAPS LOSING TO YOU ISN’T SO BAD AFTER ALL!!!

Lil Jon

YEA- HEY! SOMEONE’S TAKING HOBaRT WITHOUT THE COMPANY’S PERMISSION!

Huh? Hey, green guy! Don’t take one of our contestants like that!

Dr. Piccolo

Hey, I’m not green!…wait, I am. I’m just taking it for… repairs!

Papyrus

REPAIRS? MY FRIEND IS IN THE BEST SHAPE IT CAN BE, IT EVEN BEAT ME IN A SPAGHETTI CONTEST!!!

King Dedede

Hey, wait, you green guy! Yer a doctor, not a mechanic! Hey wait, if you are a mechanic, maybe you can fix some of mah destroyed monstahs!

Dr. Piccolo

Well, I, uh-

Mr. Krabs

If ye ask me, I can only think of one landlubber who can be interested in this machine apart from me!

*Mr. Krabs rushes to Piccolo and gives him a punch! His head flies off his body!*
Mr. Krabs

Ark ark ark, me knew it! You truly outdid yerself this time!

Plankton

Curse you once more, Krabs! At least I noted down parts of the recipe!

Mr. Krabs

Ark! Well, if you want to see all of it, I can help ya!

*Mr. Krabs takes Plankton from his Dr. Piccolo robot controls and hangs him over HOBaRT’s bowl.*
Mr. Krabs

Here, lad! Take a look further!

HOBaRT

WRRRRRRRR!

Plankton

AAAAAAAAAH!

*Mr. Krabs lets go of Plankton… on the ground. *
Mr. Krabs

Ark! Seein’ you scared is good, but I prefer when yer furious! I can’t wait for your next scheme, lad!

Plankton

This is not the last you’ll hear of me, Krabs! Mark my words!

HOBaRT

Wrrrrr!

Papyrus

YES! DON’T MESS WITH MY FRIENDS!


Marina

I’ll admit that I was jealous of one thing Cam: the fact that you participated in the interviews.

Pearl

Really, ‘Rina? That’s ALL you were jealous of? We could have been the Queens, but you mostly cared about the interviews?

Marina

Well, yeah! They would have been a lot of fun, wouldn’t they, Pearlie?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

hahahaa ye they were funnnnn :)))) but theyy wuld hav ben fun with u 2, with a gud intrevvwir and a bad intterviewer

Pearl

Huh? Who would have been the bad one?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

oh uhhhhh not like dat, uhhhhh, like good cop bad cop yknow??

Marina

Oh, I get it now, hehe!

Pearl

…right.

Unregistered HyperCam 2

buut u shoud kno thatt u would have probbly ben controled by teh crown at the end liek i did….

*Marina shivers.*
Marina

…I didn’t think about that… it could have controlled the three of us…

Pearl

That would have been AMAZING! Towering over our enemies like they were nothing! Playing our tunes at full blast for everyone ‘till the last Splatfest!

Marina

Would you trade absolute domination for your free will, Pearlie?

Pearl

HEY! Uhh…

Marina

HyperCam, what did you feel when it happened?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

proly the saem as u when galem toook control of u, same gimmik

Marina

That makes sense.

Pearl

By the way HyperCam, I just realised something. If we won back then, we would have been the hostesses and the interviewers with Meowth… but that means you would have been a contestant!

Marina

Then what would you have done? Would you have been a contestant on your own or would you have teamed up?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

john would probably have maed me a solo contestnt.. i had bery big victories and all, i would hav been op if i temed up withh some1 else

Marina

Well, all contestants have been buffed, including us! You would have received a buff as well! But what would your buff have been?

Pearl

Well, it’s a camera so… “Rips related to movies,” maybe?

Marina

Pearlie, that’s WAY too overpowered!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

well i dunno……. “2005-2009 yuotub”, “wmm”, “009”, “paralyzer”…. i dunno wat u can addd to dat. dats why i wouldnt have minded to b in a tem with someon. but who??

Pearl

I heard that weird MissingNo. thing was a good friend of yours.

Marina

Maybe they would have been a good partner?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

glitches would have been nice, but missinno alredy have a killer source list

Pearl

You’re right! Glitches, creepypasta, bugged games, unused content? If you teamed up with it, you would’ve REALLY been unrestrained!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

yee, we would have beeen sooooo op, but it would hav ben fun!!!

Marina

Hmm… well, what other options do we have… I remember you were a fan of that fat robot guy.

Pearl

That rude Robotnik guy? Pshhh, why would anyone team up with that jerk?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

teh pingas mastr is a great guy, but why would i tem up if he has sonic already? saem with jack&elmo…. if both of em only had ytps maybe dat would have worked, but……

Marina

Hmm… what about people who weren’t contestants then?

Pearl

Boy, Marina, if we start talking about them, we’d be here all ni-

???

Dansa med oss klappa era händer gör som vi gör ta några steg åt vänster!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

w8 i kno dat song!! ooo ooo ooowa waaah!!!

Pearl

Huh?

*Terebi-chan shows up next to HyperCam and Marina. Both HyperCam and Terebi-chan start doing the Caramelldansen dance!*
Nico Nico

Oo-Oo-Oa-Oa!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

ooo ooo oowa waaa aaoooo!!1!!1!

Pearl

Oh boy, you again?

Marina

I’m surprised it was you! That song doesn’t sound very Japanese…

Nico Nico

♂こんにちは!♂

Pearl

*sigh*

Marina

Uhhh… good, good.

Unregistered HyperCam 2

ye, its nico nico! my jp sister!!

Pearl

Wait WHAT? Your “Japanese sister”?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

ye she basicaly does everything liek me, but on jp youtube, not on youtrub!! and many of her meems were also mine 2!

Nico Nico

PUNCH! PUNCH! FALCON PUNCH!

Marina

Oh, she seems like the perfect buddy for you!

Pearl

Wait, HyperCam, Terebi-chan also has some anime in her sources. Doesn’t that bother you?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

wel every1 has a wild ting in their sourcelist, i mean the robot guyss also had minion man

Marina

You have a point, we also had God of ink…

Unregistered HyperCam 2

wat u mean god of ink is a spla2n song

Marina

Well, uh…

Pearl

You know what, nevermind.

Nico Nico

たこルカ

Unregistered HyperCam 2

but ya soooo anime is somthing i can handel. teh important ting is that we both had similar meems in similar times!! so ye, if i had to tem up wit someon, dat would probbly have been u, nico nico

Pearl

Hey, HyperCam, her name is Terebi-chan, y’know?

Unregistered HyperCam 2

ye but i cal her nico nico becausee i only kno her by that name. but thats alrite, she understand, rite nico nico?

Nico Nico

・∀・

Marina

Gee, with such a team, I wonder how far you two would have gotten in the tournament!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

i dunno, maybe we wud hav ben kicked out round1 liek u, who knows

Marina

If you ask me, that had no chance of happening! You’re just too popular!

Pearl

Grmbl… yeah, you are…

Nico Nico

~Love Cheat!~

Unregistered HyperCam 2

hey u know, what matterss for us is less da crown & more da friens we made along teh way.

Pearl

How original of you… but yeah, you’re right.

Nico Nico

けものフレンズ ! wwwwww

Unregistered HyperCam 2

hahaha yea nico nico!! i would have lovd to tem up with u!! lets hang out more sometime!

Marina

Aww, you two are so sweet! I would have loved to interview you if you were in a team!

Pearl

I would’ve been weirded out… but that would have been fun!

Marina

That’s why we love the both of you!

*Off the Hook watches HyperCam and Terebi-chan dance to their respective late-2000 meme songs.*
*It’s near the tail-end of the party. Neil Cicierega shambles back over to the edge of the roof with his arm in a cast.*
Allstar

Finally, a place I’ve seen before! Looks like I can finally get back to looking cool!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

OMG ITZ U NEIL!!!!!1

*HyperCam rushes over and onto Neil.*
Allstar

NOT AGAIN!

*Neil falls over the side of the building. Again.*
Unregistered HyperCam 2

uh o,, sorrie neil…


*Adam is on his phone near the railings.*
Adam Levine

…Sorry, Mickey, I can’t hear you well; the music is very loud.

Adam Levine

…Hey, it’s alright, it could be worse. Right now, it’s three girls playing idol songs. Idol, as in, Japanese idols, you know?

Adam Levine

…I’m doing better. I got some rest at the hotel. I’ve never been more ready for a new tour right now. But only if that’s alright with you guys.

Adam Levine

…Hahaha, I can’t wait to see what you guys have done. I know it’s gonna be good. I’ll catch you later, Mickey. Tell the dudes I said hi. Cya.

*Adam hangs up and drinks a bit of whisky.*
Pitbull

YEEEEEEEEOOOOOO!!! Look who it is!

Adam Levine

…déjà-vu, huh.

Pitbull

Hey Adam, if a record’s good, it stays good the second time too! In most cases, at least.

Adam Levine

What do you want this time?

Pitbull

Well, I wanna thank you, amigo. I wasn’t sure that conversation we had back at the bar had changed your mind, but seeing you get out of the hotel was a great sight!

Adam Levine

I didn’t do it to get the approval of fuckin’ Pitbull.

Pitbull

Entonces?

Agent J

I’ll tell you why, Pitbull. He wanted to know if he would fit in. Right Adam?

Adam Levine

Huh? Hey, what are you doing here?

Agent J

I just wanted to chat a bit with Pitbull before we all leave. It was a pretty damn nice time, wasn’t it?

Pitbull

You tell it, perro! Seeing our three alien friends dancing in such a majestic fashion will always leave me with a huge grin!

Agent J

Yeah, I’m glad they all got back together in the end. This was the greatest happy ending I could hope for. Otherwise, Adam, I hope you had a damn good time too.

Pitbull

Well?

Adam Levine

I still don’t know why I got here in the first place. I should have known when I received the invitation by a person signing “Notwoodman”. What fuckin’ kind of name is that?

Agent J

You still attended though.

Adam Levine

Yeah. On the phone, he insisted it was very important. And I ended up almost dead last. So much for “important”…

Pitbull

Well, I heard some hombres sayin’ that they got surprised at some of your stuff. They thought you would be lame, but you opened their hearts to songs they would have never heard otherwise!

Agent J

That’s the whole point of this tournament, to hear our tunes in unexpected ways. I loved when that happened. Always fun.

Pitbull

And frankly, Adam, were there any other contestants who hated you?

Adam Levine

There were.

Agent J

Yeah, Pitbull, honestly there were some. But Adam, that’s mostly because they were hating everyone else, not specifically you.

Pitbull

I just want to know one thing, Adam. Did you have fun in the end? Was there anything that made it worth it?

*A silence. The crowd in front of them cheers as another song ends.*
Adam Levine

If it’ll make you stop looming over me, there were a few things, yeah. I got a few song projects in my hotel room, I got some inspiration from some other people here, I attended this loser group thing where I met you…

Pitbull

You even did a few collabs! I’m impressed! Felicitaciones!

Adam Levine

Hmm. But did it make this whole tournament worth it for me? I don’t know. But I won’t let those few things fall apart. I’m still who I am, but I’ll take at least what I got from here.

Agent J

That’s a damn good answer to me.

Pitbull

Hey, Will, it seems the King is back at the decks. Why don’t we go dance with our alien friends a bit more?

Agent J

Why the hell do you keep calling me Will? But sure thing, let’s have a final dance off like these guys. Hey Adam, it was nice seeing you.

Adam Levine

Hmm. If I never see your faces again… good luck out there in the music industry. You’ll need it these days.

Pitbull

What a beautiful goodbye, amigo!

Adam Levine

Shut up.

Agent J

Hey Adam, look over there.

*Adam sees Pearl in the distance looking at him, hands behind her back, waiting.*
Pitbull

…Well, champ, see you in the next festival! Dale!

*Agent J and Pitbull join the Dancing Alien Team as DJ Professor K starts his last set. Pearl walks up to Adam for a final chat.*
*DJ Professor K finishes a song on the decks. The crowd is dancing. As the song ends, a gigantic crowd cheers the DJ.*
DJ Professor K

This one was for y’all, folks! And now, if you excuse me…

*DJ Professor K snaps his fingers. The lights suddenly go dim.*
Mariya Takeuchi

Oh? What’s going on, Professor?

Metal Ajit Pai

Huh? Why did the lights go out? Did I crush the building too hard?

Mr. Krabs

What the- Did Nosferatu turn out the lights again?

Thanos

Only I am supposed to snap fingers.

Meowth

Thanos! Remember the agreement you signed!

Solid Snake

Hrrrngh… what is this supposed to be?

MissingNo.

Oh no, did I do that? I’m so sorry…

Dr. Piccolo

You’re a freak for sure, but I think it was the DJ this time!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

erri1 pls b quite teh kingg wana speak!!

*The crowd goes silent.*
DJ Professor K

Well, everyone, we’re about done for tonight. I only have one song left for y’all.

Popoy

¿QUE?

Jack Frost

Hey! You can’t just end the part-hee like that, ho!

Donkey Kong

Yeah! I wanna keep dancing!

Dr. Robotnik

You better have a good reason to end this so quickly, platitudinous platine-mixer!

DJ Professor K

Well, first, we have kids in the audience, and I don’t want ‘em to go to bed too late.

Don-chan

Hey! That’s not fair! I wanna keep drumming, da-don!

Elmo

But Elmo doesn’t want to go to bed! Elmo is having too much fun!

KO

Awww, I wanna talk with all of you more! I’ve never met so many heroes at once!

Diddy Kong

There’s no way I’m leaving now! I’m not a kid anymore!

Curly Brace

Some of you may call Quote a kid, but he’s not!! I don’t want to stay here if he has to go!!

Quote

… [You feel embarrassed.]

Unregistered HyperCam 2

plssss i may talkk liek a kid but im not 1!!!

DJ Professor K

Listen up. All of you youngins can do what you want, if you ask the ones who take care of you. But they’re cool people, and they want nuthin’ but the best for you. Either way, that doesn’t change the fact that I’m really freakin’ tired right now. My age is gettin’ to me. I can’t keep such a party up all night! Not like I used to…

Thomas Bangalter

We understand. Don’t push yourself too much, K!

DJ Professor K

But I don’t want to leave you all hangin’ like that. After I’m done here I’ll put on a mix of tunes from everyone here at the tournament that’ll play until the mornin’ comes. And if one of you wanna take the decks, talk with Meowth and he can arrange for ya to play a thing or two. But before I go, I wanted one last thing from all of you.

DJ Professor K

Does anyone in the audience know why I asked the lighting guys- oh snap, I almost forgot! EVERYONE, LET’S GIVE A HAND TO THE TECHNICAL STAAAAAFF!!

*The crowd erupts into another cheer!*

Wooooooobbuffet!

DJ Professor K

So, I asked the lighting guys to dim the lights. Can any of y’all guess why?

Nico Nico

おやすみ!

Geno

Hey… we can see the stars more clearly now.

Curly Brace

Wait a second. DJ Professor K, don’t tell me-

DJ Professor K

That’s right.

Meowth

Meowth, that’s my line!

Marina

Oh…!

Curly Brace

How… how did you know?

DJ Professor K

You can thank our finalist Mariya Takeuchi. She’s the one who told me about what y’all were doin’.

Shades DuPris

About what?

Hakuko

The… stargazing sessions?

KO

Stargazing? Like looking at real stars? Wooow, that’s cool!

Waluigi

Stargazing? Waaaah, that sounds so lame!

DJ Professor K

All of y’all in the first round losers’ group, I wanna give a special shoutout to you. As far as I know, you were some of the first to break the ice and make an effort to get to know each other. Many veterans also got together during the first tournament, but not as quickly as you all did. I’m sure you inspired many others to also break their shells and collaborate with each other. You may have arrived dead last, but you arrived first in another way.

Adam Levine

Hmm… Thanks.

Eminem

Yo, that is really fuckin’ nice of you, DJ.

Jack Black

YHey! There are kids in the audience!

Eminem

Fu- I mean da- oh, screw it. My bad.

DJ Professor K

So, for this last song, I wanna try something a little different. Let’s take a moment and look at the stars, just like this amazing group did during the tournament. Maybe we can learn a thing or two about them, who knows. Let’s have a little time to appreciate the silence after all this wonderful music. Maybe you’ll get somethin’ out of it? Or maybe you’ll get nothin’. Who knows. Can’t know till you try, yeah?

*Everyone looks up at the now-clear sky. The stars are shining bright,. DJ Professor K starts the final song and walks down the stage.*
DJ Professor K

So, there you have it, cat. Your Mojo thing is finally over. I hope you’re proud, man.

Meowth

Well, it’s not exactly my Mojo, but thank you! I am pretty proud. Giving these interviews has been quite the experience!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

yea they kinda went off teh rails somtimes

Meowth

That’s right! So anyway, we’re about to sign off for the very last time. Is there anything you want to say to the fans who have been watching at home this whole time before we go?

*The Professor thinks for a moment.*
Meowth

…Um, nothing at all? You sure?

Meowth

But this is your last chance to say anything! You really don’t want to???

DJ Professor K

…alright fine. Uh…Thank you, everyone. Keep fighting your fight, whatever that may be, and never give up! And remember that no matter what happens… There’ll always be Another Day.

Unregistered HyperCam 2

wait thats it? ur not gonna say goodbye? :’(

DJ Professor K

I’m not sayin’ goodbye, I ain’t goin’ nowhere! Now get outta my face, Cam, I got a day to prepare for and a radio to get back to.

*Professor K jumps off the roof.*
Meowth

WHAT?!?!

Unregistered HyperCam 2

omg hes gonna die

*A helicopter flies up flown by the GGs. The DJ stands inside, smirking.*
DJ Professor K

The streets don’t wait for no one!

*Together they fly back to Tokyo-to. DJ Professor K takes one more look at the Gaylord hotel, sees everyone gazing at the stars, and smiles.*




Hello!

This is a message from the writers team. We want to thank everybody for reading the interviews and stories we’ve posted on the Mojo.

We’ve really enjoyed reading your reactions and seeing all the fanmade artwork and stories. We’re happy to see that everyone liked the characters as much as we enjoyed writing for them!

The original plan was to only write a couple interviews as a small fun project to go along with the tournament. But we eventually broke out of the interview format and started writing full on scenes with dramatic arcs. Everyone ended up enjoying the characters and their interactions so much, we were fired up to write even more! This was never intended, and never would have happened without your excitement.

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