| Mouse Hijinks - 5/04/00
We've written all these bits for
TV and we're trying to get them all ready to go, so we don't
have to worry about getting them together while we're doing
live shows. So, Johnny, Nate, Teller and I are working on
the prop stuff. We're doing a bit with a mouse. We're
doing a vanish and a reappearance in the audience and we
have to be sure it's the same mouse. I want to just have
the mouse signed, but I bet some nut either won't let us or
will reprimand us after we do it. We're thinking about
putting a little collar on it with a signed tag. Mice are
really little. So, Nate had to test this. He got a little
elastic cord and put it around the mouse's neck. It sure
wasn't easy. He got it on the mouse, but he got it around
the mouse's middle, he tried to adjust it to around the neck
but the mouse went "Pinky" and bit him. It bit him really
hard on the finger. The mouse drew blood. Nate was really
in pain. Well, you know, that's funny. I was on the edge
of an episode as Nate was in pain.
Now we had a mouse with elastic around it's middle. It
didn't look like the mouse would ever get it off. Now, here
were 4 fairly high paid men, trying to figure out how to
save a 1 dollar mouse that was sold a snake food the
discomfort of having elastic around it's middle. Nate came
back with his finger cleaned and tried to get the elastic
off the mouse. It was real mouse wrestling. Nate was
working hard and I was laughing. Nate tried getting tools
and while he was out, Johnny tried to get the elastic off
the mouse and I just kept laughing. Man, it was funny.
Here's Johnny with these very skilled hands trying to get an
elastic off a mouse. And the mouse would try to bite him
and that killed me too.
Nate came back with clippers and then worked for another
long while to get the clippers on the band without cutting
the mouse. It was so funny. Nate finally did it, but not
before I had had the best laugh I've had in a long time.
Oh, there's comedy at Buggs & Rudy.