after Kevin Williamson & Wes Craven
At Maggs' house. Smoke fills the kitchen as she tries to cook microwave popcorn on her stove. The Tefal(c) isn't looking too happy. Maggs abandons the growing fire hazard to answer the telephone.
MAGGS: Is this the fire brigade?
VOICE: What's your favourite scary movie?
MAGGS: Blazing Inferno.
VOICE: That's not a scary movie. What's your favourite scary movie?
MAGGS: You don't understand, the popcorn's on fire. if you're not the fire brigade could you ask them to ring me please? They might want to know about this. Goodbye.
VOICE: Don't hang up on me. I can be the fire brigade if you want me to.
MAGGS: Barry is that you?
BARRY: You've got to help me. Mabel's getting ready for a reading, she's practicing her vocal exercises. Not sure my ear drums can take it anymore.
MAGGS: My sympathies, but what am I meant to do with this popcorn?
BARRY: Never mind that, Mabel wants to know if you've re-launched Domestic Cherry yet.
Mabel can be heard shouting in the background.
MABEL: Has she relaunched Domestic Cherry yet?
BARRY: (To Mabel) I just asked her that. I honestly don't know why I bother.
MAGGS: It's on my to-do list. I was going to do it just after cooking popcorn and before eyebrow plucking, but it's going to have to wait now until I've put this fire out, then I'll have to go and buy some popcorn, I suppose.
BARRY: (To Mabel) No, she's not done it yet.
MABEL: I told you, Barry. Her memory's going. Is she still writing everything down? She's got to write everything down. Tell her.
BARRY: I feel like a ventriloquists dummy, why did I agree to make phone calls for her? Enjoy your popcorn, Maggs.
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