"State Minds Drink Alike" is a new episode of Pencil 2.O, and until recently, there has been neither number nor date associated. In this episode, the family receive a visit from a very important person
November 9, 2012
- Golf Ball: And why have I summoned you today?
- Salvador: I don't know, why don't you tell me?
- Golf Ball: You said a bad word. We don't say that at school, you know.
- Salvador: Why?
- Golf Ball: I ... I have summoned your parents about this. They will arrive right—
[Enter Pencil and Pen.]
- Pencil: Oh, wot'd our son do this time?
- Golf Ball: Now.
- Pen: Yeah, what was it that I had to get out of my job for?
- Golf Ball: You have a job?
- Pencil: No, I've got the job, an' thet's the one involvin' me callin' me boss a' the floris's. 'E jus' usually says 'e's th' one with the job to fit 'is selfish needs!
- Pen: Selfish needs?
- Golf Ball: HEY! You two know why you're here, right?
- Salvador: Golf Ball says I've been saying bad words!
- Golf Ball: That's Headmistress Golf Ball to you!
- Salvador: What, you say fuㅋ you to a teacher, and suddenly you're in the headmistress's office! What is going on?
- Pencil: Aye, our school justice system's totally fuッケd up.
- Golf Ball: Alright, I have created a schedule for you people, and you are to follow it so that your son does not speak that offending word again!
- Pen: No, you can't tell my family what to do!
- Golf Ball: Yes, I can. It so happens that this paper comes with a surveillance camera on the back.
- Pencil: Oh come on!
- Saye: I can't believe it!
- Yaretzi: Me neither! Wait, what's going on?
- Saye: It just so happens that the 8th Grade Mavuno Dance is in a week, and I haven't got a date.
- Yaretzi: Why do you need a date?
- Zorah: Isn't it obvious? So she can make the other girls jealous!
- Ximena: I'm pretty sure that's not that, and I'm in the second grade.
- Saye: I just really need a guy. All the other people at school have someone! Oh, what's the point, I'll just go to the dance alone, sad, desolate ...
- Citlali: Now that's quitter talk! Saye, you're one of the most nicest people I know! I think a guy would be smart to come your way.
- Yaretzi: Yeah, I suggest that you go to your phone and call every guy in your year! Somebody's going to have to take you by then!
- Saye: Sorry, but I'm not going to take advice from Lower-Division girls. And calling? That's so 1992.
- Citlali: Huh. I was sure she'd be a lot nicer.
- Ximena: This is why she can't get a date.
- Saye: [thinking] Ha ... 1992 ... that's so funny! Wait a second ... calling them actually sounds like a good idea! Gotta ask Mum how she feels ... [looking downstairs] Never mind, she's on the phone.
- Pencil: Kesho usiku? ... Hiyo ni nzuri; mimi atakuwa na familia na nyumba kuweka wote kwa ajili yenu. Asante kwa wito! ... Bye!
[she ends the call]
- Pen: Who was that?
- Pencil: Um ... I can't tell'ee.
- Pen: Penc, are you trying to hide something I don't know about?
- Pencil: Wot d'ye think, this announcement involves all o' the family!
- Pen: So it does ... KIDS, GET DOWN HERE, YOUR MOTHER HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT!
[The kids run downstairs.]
- Sio: Yeah, Dad?
- Ximena: What's going on?
- Cil: Goo!
- Saye: What's the announcement, mother?
- Pencil: Well ... sit 'round the dinner table, e'eryone! Thet way I can surely tell'ee with ye 'n captivated.
- Javier: Is it dinner? Because that is really important, and without it, we would die.
- Pencil: Eh ... sure.
- Qalam-Rassas: I'm hungry!
- Pencil: Kids ... we're gettin' a visitor tomorrow night.
- Yaretzi: Alright!
- [ · ]: Who is it?
- Pencil: Yer grandpa.
- Ximena: Yay!
- Citlali: Is he going to bring his limo with him?
- Pencil: No, not 'im.
- Pen: Wait. If my father's the grandfather not coming here, then who is?
- Pencil: Oi, ye can't know thet it's mine! My dad's th' one; 'e's comin' o'er 'et night.
[Everyone looks at her in shock.]
- Salvador: Your father's the one coming over?
- Sio: Your father, the formidable Colonel Triangle Triángolo?
- Citlali: The guy who appears in all of our history books?
- Javier: Because it's mandatory under law?
- Pencil: Aye, thet's 'im.
- Pen: Oh, the actual Commander-in-Chief of the Kenyan Army coming here, tomorrow night?
- Saye: I thought he was in some country in the Middle East!
- Pencil: 'E was, but apparently now's 'is downtime so 'es free to come 'ere.
- Pen: Oh, this is horrible! He's going to have great expectations of me again! You know that pressure kiss you, eh?
- Pencil: Wot's yer problem? I 'an' seen me father in so long, an' one wrong move'll make'e be ashamed I's e'er 'is daughter.
- Pen: Oh, it's not that bad for you.
- Zorah: Dad, what do you even know about shaming your father?
- Saye: How about the time when we were at Shōhakoku during that debt thing in Greece?
- Javier: Yeah, you tried to pass yourself as an Italian, and when asked what your favourite Italian food was, you said …
- Pen: Moqueca capixaba.
- Pencil: Thet ain' Italian, it was e'en one o' me mother's famous dishes!
- Pen: I blanked out! I just thought of the "soldier's delectacy" when I was stationed at Guarapari.
- Sio: Tell that to Grandpa, who was standing behind us the whole time.
- Zorah: Hate to break your bubble of the past … wait! No, I don't. But we still have no game plan for tomorrow!
- Pencil: Aye! With no preparation, 'e may ne'er come back again!
- Pen: Tell you what … we do nothing tonight, and we put off until tomorrow, y'know, the day he actually comes here!
- Saye: Ah, I see! It's the teenager method … [everyone looks at her] … Not that I've ever heard of it.
- Salvador: Right …
- Citlali: Mm-hmm.