Longy and Shorty - Next To The Cactus
cartoon with the two snakes, Longy and Shorty
[Scene: A desert during the day. Slithering through the sand are Longy, a very long rattlesnake, and Shorty, a very short rattlesnake. They both wear neckerchiefs and cowboy hats. A sound of wild laughter is heard, along with a rattling.]
Shorty: What in the blue tarnation was that?
Longy: I don’t know!
Shorty: Let’s split up.
Longy [nervously]: Uh, is that safe?
Shorty: Ooh, yes. I’m next to you.
Shorty: And you’re next to me.
Shorty: Let’s change that.
Longy: All right.
Shorty: You go over next to the cactus.
Longy: Next to the cactus?
Longy: What are you gonna do?
Shorty: I’m gonna go next to the rock.
Longy [starting off]: I don’t know what “next to” means, but I trust you.
Shorty: You just slither on over there and get right beside of. That’s “next to.” Go on, go on, go on!
[Longy leaves in a hurry. A few moments later, Shorty slithers next to the cactus, only to find Longy dangling down from the top of it.]
Shorty: You side-winding, no-good cowpoke! You got right on top of the cactus! I told you to get next to the cactus...!
Longy: Well, I told you I didn’t know what “next to” means!
Shorty: It means “right beside of” !
[The laughing and rattling can still be heard.]
Shorty: What made that sound?
[On the cactus we now see assorted other rattlesnakes, all wearing cowboy hats.]
Longy: There’s some other guys.
Shorty: Well, now you’re next to them other guys!
[The other snakes keep on laughing and rattling their tails.]
Transcribed by SilveryShoe@aol.com