Viewer mail for episode 39.
The action resumes from Part I of the saga: Actor-Playing-Mark and Actor-Playing-Paul are back in the basement, and they don’t know why.
They stop at a gas station for directions. The attendant unconsciously blurts out Joe-like phrases, then snaps back into describing an impossible route.
Actor-Playing-Mark and Actor-Playing-Paul head for a library to find out more. The librarian blurts out “Good evening, and welcome to This Week in the Library.” Something is going on – bits of Joe are everywhere.
Meanwhile, in the dark alternate basement, the Real Joe broods in isolation, scribbling the remains of his script for a one-man show. The Mole, Butt-Creature and Construction Worker pop in and throw him a surprise birthday party. The Butt Creature leads them in a rousing version of “Happy Birthday.”
Joe’s spirit of fun is replenished, the lights come on, and he whips out a giant wrench to hammer out Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The creatures join in, and the music summons the entire cast and crew, reuniting them in the basement, where they belong.