517: Marshmallow Gun

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Marshmallow Gun
Except in reality crossing a stream of marshmallows would create a giant Bill Murray.
Title text: Except in reality crossing a stream of marshmallows would create a giant Bill Murray.

Explanation

Cueball decides to shoot marshmallows at Megan, who promptly silences him by using a super soaker. The next day, everyone shoots marshmallows at each other in the office, which results in a huge explosion (a reference to GhostBusters, in which crossing the ghost-capturing streams would result in a huge explosion).

The title text is a further GhostBusters reference. In the movie, the GhostBusters (one of whom is played by Bill Murray) are tasked with taking down an enormous marshmallow man. The text puts forward the idea that if you were to fire marshmallows at people, the inverse would happen and an enormous Bill Murray would appear.

The super soaker originally appeared in 220: Philosophy.

Transcript

I got this gun that shoots marshmallows.
[Cueball removes a marshmallow gun from a box.]
[Cueball shoots woman with marshmallow gun from offpanel.]
POP POP POP
WHAP WHAP WHAP
POP
[Megan sighs.]
POP POP
[Megan removes a super soaker from desk drawer.]
[Megan shoots offscreen man with super soaker.]
Cueball: (offscreen) AUGH!
FWOOSH
Cueball: (offscreen) Man, I forgot that was there.
The next day, everyone else got them too.
[Megan and Beret Guy brandish marshmallow guns.]
Megan: Hey noob! Eat stay-puft®!
[Megan shoots marshmallow gun.]
POP POP POP
[Cueball shoots marshmallow gun.]
POP POP POP
[Megan and Cueball shoot marshmallows into the air, crossing the streams of fire.]
Beret Guy: (offscreen) No, don't cross the~
FOOM
ROAAAR
[Megan, Cueball, and Beret Guy are all standing with weapons pointed at the ground.]
Megan: Okay, this is bad.
Offscreen: You're shooting what?
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Discussion

Not wanting to be picky, but there's loads of logic problems (loads more than suspended by standard disbelief, that is) with crossing marshmallow beams and getting... whoever/whatever it is in giant form. Proton beams (possibly, the original film is vague and inconsistent in its technobabble), when crossed, destroyed the marshmallow man. So marshmallow beams should perhaps be applicable in somehow despelling Giant Protons Man, or something similar. Just saying. 31.111.87.233 13:25, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Maybe *you* should be writing this comic instead of Randall 108.162.219.223
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