Brothers and Sisters
Special Feature: The Outtake Reel

by Kim McFarland


Chapter 2

Take 1:

[Scooter, Skeeter, and Janken are sitting at a campfire.]

Skeeter: So when're you getting married?

[Janken and Scooter react with surprise.]

Janken: [to Scooter] Why, are you pregnant?

Scooter: No. Are you?

Janken: Of course not. You lost the coin toss, remember?

Take 3:

[Scooter, Skeeter, and Janken are sitting at a campfire.]

Skeeter: So when're you getting married?

[Janken and Scooter react with surprise.]

Janken: [to Scooter] Why, are you pregnant?

Scooter: No, are you?

Janken: Um, well... [sheepish smile]

Take 7:

[Scooter, Skeeter, and Janken are sitting at a campfire.]

Skeeter: So when're you getting married?

[Janken and Scooter react with surprise.]

Janken: [to Scooter] Why, are you pregnant?

Scooter: No. Are you?

Janken: Not yet.

Skeeter: Can we please do this scene, Janken? I've got a lunch date.


Chapter 4:

[Skeeter, Scooter, and Janken are walking through the woods. Skeeter finds some fur snagged on a bush. The three puzzle over it for a moment.]

Janken: Maybe someone's dog got loose?

Skeeter: [doubtfully] Maybe.

Scooter: That's Fraggle fur.

Janken: How do you know?

[Scooter bends down and picks up Traveling Matt's white hat.]


Chapter 5

[Everyone is in the Great Hall. Poncle is sitting on Red's shoulders.]

Poncle: Look what I can do with my tail!

[Poncle wraps her tail around Red's neck, then falls backwards, choking Red.]


Chapter 8

[Janken and Scooter are alone on the mossy side of a pond in a cozy cavelet.]

Scooter: Are you trying to seduce me, Mr. Fraggle?

Janken: Would you like me to?


Chapter 9

[Scooter is plucking on the strings of the guitar, trying to find the chords. He picks out the first few notes of the song. Gobo plays the same notes. Scooter looks up, then plays another few, which Gobo imitates. Soon they are playing Dueling Banjos.]


Chapter 11

[Sage and Janken are sitting side-by-side, arms around each other, behind the Gorgs' garden.]

Janken: I'm sorry, Sage. I didn't realize how you felt. I do now. My pajamas were so soft, and they smell perfect. You must have used a new mossie. And the blueberry quickbread... you remembered that's my favorite. Thank you.

Sage: You've got another family in Outer Space now. I'm glad that you're happy with them. But... while you're here, couldn't you be my mother too?

[They stare at each other for a beat. Then both begin giggling.]


Scooter and Skeeter are copyright © The Muppets Studio, LLC. Gobo and Red Fraggle are © The Jim Henson Company, LLC. All copyrighted characters are used without permission but with much respect and affection. Janken, Sage, and Poncle Fraggle and the overall story are copyright © Kim McFarland (negaduck9 at aol dot com). Permission is given by the author to copy it for personal use only.