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“Inn Trouble”  Episode 07/107


H and I and Ja [Sing]:  “Food and fun!  And food and fun!  And
food and fun!”

H:  “Mm-mm-mm-- real food-- I can smell it already.”

Ja:  “Hey, man?  You’re not criticizing the academy’s fine menu,
are you?”

I:  “Hercules?  Jason?  I, Iolaus-- will race ya.”

H:  “Yeah!”

Ja and H and I [Sing]:  “Food and fun!  And food and fun!  And
food and fun!”

Ja:  “What’s the deal?!”

I:  “It’s closed.”

Ja:  “It can’t be closed!  It’s never closed!”

I:  “But I’m hungry!”

Ja:  “You’re always hungry.  The side window.”

I:  “Yeah.”

Ja and I:  “Aw-- Kora.  There you are.  Hi.  The door-- ”

I:  “Whoa-- she totally slammed the windows on us.”

Ja:  “I know-- I was standin’ right here.”

H:  “Hi.”

Kora:  “Hey.”

H:  “Um-- so-- why you closing up on the busiest day of the

Kora:  “It’s Artemis-- her harvest offering’s been stolen.  It’s
the food for her temple at Delos.”

H:  “Aw-- so?”

Kora:  “I kinda owe her a favor.  I’ve got to help find it.”

H:  “You know Artemis?  Goddess of the hunt and the harvest?
That Artemis?”

Kora:  “Hercules, please-- I can’t tell you any more.  You could
do me a favor, though.”

H:  “Yeah?  Anything.”

Kora:  “Well, the food for next week is supposed to be delivered
today?  Could you-- stop by and-- unload it-- put it in the back
for me?”

H:  “Sure-- but, you know, it’s really not fair for Artemis to
mess with your business.”

Kora:  “Yeah, well-- gods don’t ususally worry about what’s

H:  “Uh-- hey-- I got an idea.”

Ja:  “I think Hercules must ‘a gone around the side.”

I:  “Hey, Jason.  Be honest.  Do you think Kora likes Hercules
more than me?”

Ja:  “Yeah-- probably.  Everybody does.  Hey!  Tell you what--
I’ll race you to the back.”

I:  “OK.”

Ja:  “Yeah.”

H:  “Uh-- well-- hi there, guys.  Kora’s leaving to help her
friend, Artemis, find her stolen food offering, and uh-- I told
Kora that, uh-- we were gonna look after the place when she goes,
you know?  So, uh-- just-- just as a favor-- free ‘a charge. ”

I:  “Uh, so long as we get to keep the tips, right?”

Kora:  “You know what?  Maybe this isn’t such a good idea.  I
mean, it’s a lot of responsibility.”

H:  “Aw, no, no-- listen, all we learn at the academy is

Ja:  “Yeah, if something goes wrong-- Iolaus is responsible.”

I:  “Aah, you’re just jealous-- ‘cause _I_ have food service
experience.  Huh?  Wa!”

Ja:  “Aah.”

H:  “Huh?”

Ja:  “Hey, half the reason people come to a banquet is the
entertainment.  I learned this when I was eight years old from a
court jester.  Hmm?”

H:  “Oh.  Oh.  Yeah.”

Kora:  “Hmmmm.”

H:  “You know-- after all the other stuff we do at the academy,
lookin’ after this inn-- child’s play, all right?”

Kora:  “‘Child’s play’-- good choice of words.”

H:  “Yeah.”

Kora:  “Mm-hmm.”

I:  “Whoa!”

Ja and I:  [Sigh]

I:  “Oh, man.”

Kora:  “OK-- look-- make sure they wash their hands-- OK?”

H:  “OK.”

Strife:  “Three young men left in charge of an inn-- a formula
for fun?  Or a recipe for-- disaster?  [Laughs]  A comedy in the
making?  Or a tragedy waiting to happen?!”  [Laughs]

Discord [Dis]:  “Why don’t we try a mask with its mouth closed?”

Strife:  “Wait-- I’m trying to creat some dramatic tension.
Don’t make me tense.”

Dis:  “This isn’t gonna be dramatic, Strife.  It’s gonna be fun.
Well-- for us, anyway.”

Strife:  “What about Hercules and his pals?”

Dis:  “You mean my beloved half-brother and his dearest friends?
Tragic.”  [Both laugh.]


Strife:  “I mean, what’s Hercules doing, running a place like
this, anyway?  Is he in with the in-crowd, or what?”

Dis:  “The innkeeper’s a devotee of Artemis.  She’s probably out
looking for that offering we stole.”

Strife [Chuckles]:  “What do you mean, ‘We’,  Kemo Sabe?  It was
all _your_ idea.  Oh-ho!  I’m just practicing!  In case Artemis
finds out that we stole it.”

Dis:  “If she finds out, it’ll be because you can’t keep your
mouth shut!  Ooh.  I’ve just had an idea.  We’ve been wondering
what to do with that food.  What if we brought it here?  Hercules
might-- accidentally serve it to one of his customers.”

Strife:  “And Artemis would think that-- _he_ stole it.  Oh-- and
he has such an honest face.  You sure he’s related to you?  Ooh!”

I:  “Hey, uh-- Jason.  That chicken salad’s a real hit.”

Ja:  “Yeah.”

I:  “What’re you cookin’ now?”

Ja:  “Chicken salad.”

I:  “Well-- what about those three orders for shepherd’s pie?”

Ja:  “Well, they’ll have to eat somethin’ else.”

I:  “Well, they don’t _want_ something else.  They’re shepherds.
Now-- start whippin’ up some pies.”

Ja:  “Ah-- I don’t know how to make shepherd’s pie.”

I:  “I thought you said you could cook!”

Ja:  “I _can_ cook!  Chicken salad.”

H:  “Whoa, whoa, hey!  You two wanna settle down, now?  We got
lottsa customers out there.”

Woman’s Voice:  “Hey, hey!”

H:  “Whoo-hoo!  Hoo!  Oh, hello there.  I’m Hercules, and I will
be your waiter for this evening.”

2nd Man:  “What’s that in your hair?”

H:  “Oh, uh-- chicken salad-- specialty of the house.”

2nd Man:  “Looks good.”

H:  “Oh-- yes.”

1st Man:  “Yeah, I’ll take that, too.”

H:  “Yes, you will.”

Dis:  “Thank you for your contribution.”  [Laughs]

Girl’s Voice:  “Iolaus.”

I:  “Hi.  Hey.”

Shepherds:  “Hey.”

I:  “Uh-- small problem with your shepherd’s pie.”

2nd Shepherd:  “Well, what-what kind of problem?”

I:  “We don’t have any.”

2nd Shepherd:  “Yeah, that’s a problem.  Um-- that’s OK.  I--
s-sort of feel like soup.”

I:  “Uh-- no, you don’t.”

3rd Shepherd:  “Uh-- say, this broiled fish looks good.”

I:  “No, it doesn’t.”

1st Shepherd[ess]:  “Maybe the lark’s tongue with anchovy

I:  “You’d be tasting lark’s tongue all night.”

2nd Sheperd:  “Well, what-- can we get?”

I:  “Three more chicken salads.  Whoa!”

Hen:  [Clucks]

Strife:  “Well-- I got Artemis’ chow.  What now?!”

Dis:  “So, now you find the satyr, Silenus, and invite him to
dinner-- him-- and his whole band.  My treat.”

Strife:  “Hmm-- this much money, you could corrupt a-- a village
of mortals.  It’s a shame to waste it on the crowd that Silenus
runs with.  Half a’ them aren’t even satyrs!  Groupies!  Satyr

Dis:  “Just!  Bring them here-- and make sure they’re hungry.”

Strife:  “Make sure they’re hungry.”

H:  “So?  Can I get you gentlemen anything else?”

I:  “We don’t have anything else.”

H:  “Ohhhh-- can I get you the bill?  Huh?  There it is.  Oh.
Uh-- thank you.”

Dis:  “The little guy’s stolen everyone’s money.”

2nd Man:  “That little punk’s stolen our money!”

H:  “Well-- all things considered, I don’t think it’s going that
badly, huh?”

Ja:  “Oh, I don’t either.  Hmm-- see, I told Iolaus, ‘Don’t add
the tip to the bill.’”

H:  “Iolaus!”

I:  “Are they gone?”

Ja:  “What was that all about?!”

I:  “I don’t know.  All I do know is they left without paying.”

H:  “Hey.  Listen, Kora said she was gettin’ some food delivered.
This must be it.”

Ja:  “Well, let’s get it inside.”

H:  “All right.”

I:  “Oh, uh-- guys.  Do you wanna get me out of here?  I-- think
I’m sitting on a-- pineapple.  Whoa!”

Lilith [Lil]:  “Ha-ha-ha!  Yeah!”

Satyrs’ Voices:  “Food!  Food!  Food!  Food!  Food!  Food!  Food!

I:  “I smell gunk [?].”

H:  “Silenus.  He never comes out of the forest.”

I:  “Yeah-- I bet he’s a lousy tipper.”

Patroness:  “Oh-- that smell!”

H:  “Now, wait a second.  Now-- don’t-- ”

Ja:  “Don’t play with that.”

I:  “You know what?  Don’t do that with that table.”

Ja [Interrupting]:  “It’s is a place of business, here!”

H:  “Listen, we-- ”

Ja:  “You see-- ”

I:  “You’re gonna hurt someone.”

H’s Voice:  “No, wait, wait.  Not the drums!”

Ja and I:  “Whoa.”

I:  “Wow-- ”

Ja:   “Ah, that’s gonna be expensive.”

Dis:  “Just think what Artemis will do when she finds out that
Hercules-- sold her offering to Silenus and his gang.”

Strife:  “Yeah-- maybe she’ll forgert he’s protected by Zeus.
He’ll make a nice pincushion.”

Discord:  “Don’t be greedy, Strife.  Artemis won’t take his life.
She’ll just make it miserable.”

I:  “Sorry.  Oh, I’m sorry about that.  Oh!”

Strife:  “I’ve had this for _years_.  Hoo-hoo!  Never had a
chance to use it.”

Silenus [Sil]:  “Next time, you serve Silenus first!”

I:  “The big guy with the hooves goes first.  Got it.  Mmm.

Sil:  “Maybe you don’t like to serve satyrs in here?  Is that

I:  “What?  No.  Come on.  We love satyrs, here.  Really.  In
fact, did I tell ya I used to have a pet goat?”

Sil:  “I had a pet human.”

I:  “Ahh.”

I:  “Whoa.  It’s getting kind of crazy out there.  Is the food
ready, yet?”

Ja:  “No, I haven’t put the parsley on.”

I:  “Parsley?”

Ja:  “Yeah, parsley.  It’s this little green-- garnish, and it
makes it look festive.”

I:  “Hey-- Silenus is a big, hairy, smelly goat who likes to eat
trees.  He doesn’t care-- about parsley!”

H:  “Come on, come on, come on!  Gosh.  It’s almost a shame to
waste food like this on Silenus, don’t you think?  I mean-- look
at this-- an apple like this usually ends up as an offering at
some temple, you know?”

Ja:  “Well, then, I won’t waste it on Silenus.”

H:  “W-wait a second.  What if this is the food that Kora’s
searching for?  Whoa.”

Artemis [Art]:  “That food belongs to me!”

Ja:  “Nice call.”

Art:  “If a single bite of it is eaten-- if one piece of fruit is
bruised-- you will pay for it with your lives.”


H:  “Artemis-- we didn’t know that this food belongs to you.  You
can’t punish us for something we didn’t know.”

Ja:  “Maybe she can.”

Ja:  “You can’t eat that!”

I:  “Ooh, I’m sorry, I’m sorry.  Is this about the parsley,

Ja:  “No!”

H:  “Whoa, hold on-- OK-- this isn’t ordinary food, Silenus, OK?
It’s Artemis’ food.  Just give it to me.  Just give it.  Just
give it.”

Dis [Sepulchrally]:  “They don’t serve satyrs.”

Sil:  “They don’t serve satyrs?  They don’t serve satyrs?!”

H:  “Shh!  Shh!  Shh!  Shhhhhhhh!”

Thugs:  “Huh?”

Dis:  “What can I say?  It’s a gift.”

Sil:  “Tear this place apart!”


H:  “Get the food!”

I:  “OK!”

Ja:  “Grapes!”

I:  “Herc!”

H:  “Huh?”  

I:  “Toss the bread!”

Ja [Muffled]:  “Oh!  I got it!  I  got it!  I got it!  I’m going
to get it!  I got it!  I got it!  I got it!  I got it!”

Strife:  “Ooh!  Ooh!  Ooh!”

H:  “Whoa [This word mouthed]!  Whoa!  Whoa!  Hey!  Hey!  Don’t
you break that bread!”

Strife:  “Ooh!  Ooh!  Ooh!  Ooh!  Unbelievable!  Like it!  Like
it!  Love it!”

I:  “Whoa!  Oh!”

H:  “Nice move.”

Ja:  “Where’s the orange?”

H:  “No.  No!  No!  Nooooo!  Iolaus, get the orange!”

I:  “I got it!”

H:  “Oh!  Well-- we did it, huh?”

Ja:  “Um-- we, uh-- might wanna try to reason with Silenus again

H:  “Uh-- ah-- Strife and Discord-- I should ’a known.  Ah-- uh--
oh, uh-- uh-- fall down and die.”

I:  “What?”

H:  “Fall down and die.”

I:  “Well, shouldn’t we put up a fight?”

H:  “Die.”

I:  “Ohhhhh!”

Sil:  “Huh?”

I:  “Ohhhhhh!”

H:  “He’s come down with it!  Oh!  Iolaus!”

Ja:  “Would you?”

H:  “Yeah.”

Ja:  “Oh-oh, me!  Oh-oh!”

H [Crying]:  “Jason, too!  Oh!  Oh!  Oh!  Why do you always take
the youngest ones?!  Oh!  He only handled it!  He didn’t even eat

Sil:  “What are you talking about?”

H:  “If you eat that food, you’ll get sick.  Haven’t you heard of
hoof and mouth disease?!”

Sil:  “Let’s blow this joint!”

Strife:  “I took the liberty of gettin’ the money back off
Silenus.  He-he-he-he-he-he-- ka-ching!  I mean, why waste the--

Dis:  “Those satyrs really can move, huh?  Too bad you didn’t.”

Strife:  “Good thing they weren’t Centaurs.  Hey!  Centaurs.
Maybe we could bring a herd of them-- i-into the inn.”

H:  “Hercules won’t sell the food, now that he belongs to
Artemis.  We’ll just have to think of some way to convince her
that Hercules stole it!  Hello?!  Hello?!  Did a hoof hit you in
the head or what?!”

Strife:  “Eh!”

Dis:  “Artemis.”

Art:  “It was _you_ who stole my harvest offering!”

Strife [Whispers]:  “Discord.”

Dis:  “Gotta go!”

Art:  “You can’t escape me!”

I:  “Maybe Kora was planning on redecorating, huh?”

Ja:  “The worst part is, we haven’t had a customer yet who’s
actually paid.”

H:  “You know, uh-- being an innkeeper’s not as easy as I

Ja:  “Yeah, this is gonna cost us-- ”

H:  “Uh-- Artemis-- now-- now, we didn’t steal your offering, OK?
We were tricked-- by Strife and Discord-- tricked.”

Art:  “The thieves have been punished.  I’m here to take what’s
mine-- and to reward you.”

H:  “Hey-- hey, the food’s gone.”

Ja:  “Yeah, but she left that.”

I:  “It’s our reward.”

H:  “Wh-wh-whoa-- it’s about the size of Strife’s head, so-- ”

I:  “Oh-- OK, well, I don’t deserve a reward.  Here you go,

H:  “OK.”

Ja:  “Wha?  That’s a melon!”

H:  “Well-- i-it’s-it’s the thought that counts, right?  Huh?”

I:  “Ahhh.”

Kora:  “Hey.”

H:  “Oh-- hi.  Uh, how was your trip.”

Kora:  “Uh-- I-I didn’t think anyone would still be here.  It’s

H:  “Uh-- well, uh-- we kinda had a-- a light night, but, uh--
sorry to say, that’s all we have to show for it.”

Kora:  “It’s a melon.”

H:  “Uh, yeah-- it’s a-it’s a gift from Artemis.  You know, uh,
it turned out that Strife and Discord stole that food and-- we
helped her find it, and-- ”

Kora:  “-- she gave you a-- ”

H and Kora:  “-- a melon.”

H:  “Yeah.”  [They chuckle.]

Kora:  “OK.”

Ja:  “She’s laughin’-- good.”

I:  “Yeah-- he musta told her how much we took in last night.”

Ja:  “No, then-- she’d be cryin’.”

Kora:  “Look, it’s OK, guys.  Thanks for helping, OK?  I think.”
I:  “Ah-- how about a hug?”

Kora:  “Mmm-- no.”

I [Interrupting]:  “No?  OK.”

Kora:  “How about some breakfast instead?”

I:  “Yeah, I could eat.”

H:  “Yeah-- as long as it’s not chicken salad.”

Ja:  “Hey.”

Kora:  “How about some-- fresh melon?”

Ja:  “Ah.”

Boys:  “Whoa!”

Ja:  “It’s a money melon!”  [They laugh.]


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