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(An evening. Palinode and The Lotus wish to compound their slothfulness with fatty food.)

Lotus: What do you want? There's always something we can't agree on...

Palinode: How about pepperoni and mushroom?

Lotus: (carefully studying yellow pages ad) Okay...

Palinode: How about pepperoni and mossroom pizza?

Lotus: (still studying ad, clearly not listening) Okay.

Palinode: Why don't you call them up and order some fungus-bungus pizza?

Lotus: (finally, gratifyingly paying attention, which is all that her husband ever asks of her) Yeah. I'll look real cool ordering fungus-bungus pizza.

Palinode: (makes 'phone fingers') HEY HEY HEY, I WANT A THIN CRUST FUNGUS-BUNGUS PIE, THAT'S THE PIZZA PIE THAT SATISFIES, thanks.

Lotus: Pizza 'pie'?

Palinode: (can't stop with the 'phone fingers') GIMME AN EXTRA LARGE FUNGUS-BUNGUS PIZZA WITH A BUCKET OF NUGGETS ON THE SIDE, THAT'S RIGHT THAT'S RIGHT thanks goodbye.

Lotus: (back to studying the ad) Where do you get 'fungus-bungus' from?

Palinode: It's an old... Basque... recipe.

(A pause.)

Palinode: Fungus-bungus. Now that -

Lotus: That's some comedy gold.