Atlanta Loop has partnered with Dad’s Garage to provide recaps of their latest show: SCANDAL. This improvised soap opera takes place in a fancy hotel with a seedy male strip club in the bottom. Every week the improvisers at Dad’s Garage will make up the drama, the laughs, and the SCANDAL on stage at their theatre; and we’ll be publishing the recaps. Imagine Soap Opera Digest meets Atlanta Loop, and you get the idea. Subscribers to Atlanta Loop/Decaturish will have access to a limited number of free tickets each week. To purchase tickets for the next show, click here.
Our episode begins in Danglerzzz, where Bergeron Vandershite conducts a meeting as the new owner with Misty, Stripbot, Herb, and Rusty in attendance. Bergeron has decided to transform Danglerzzz into the most prestigious strip club in the world. Rusty excitedly announces he will finally perform as Dirty Boy–the alter ego to his squeaky clean bell boy persona.
Later that morning, Shedebra is waiting on her current VIP guest, Oscar-winning actress Vavianna Bardot in the cafe of the Quadruple Tree Hotel. Over breakfast, Vavianna asks Shedebra to arrange for a viewing of what Danglerzzz has to offer.
In the Danglerzzz bar, Ashley is trying to get a drink out of Misty despite the fact she’s only 19. After some chiding Misty allows it – after all, Ashley’s undercover story about Danglerzzz earned her an early graduation! While the ladies catch up Herb takes the stage to rehearse his new routine. Once he has finished, Ashley offers him a big tip to make up for Jiarrhea running off with their winnings from the couple’s dance competition. Herb refuses the gesture, so Misty jumps for the cash.
Herb heads upstairs to hit the vending machine and finds himself face-to-face with his favorite film director – Sir Clem Bullocks-Smythe. Herb was once an extra in one of his films. Clem remembers Herb and calls him brilliant! They work on a quick scene together for old time’s sake.
Outside in the alley Stripbot reports to Bergeron with a list of places he’s booby trapped around Danglerzzz. The conversation takes a turn when Bergeron muses Shedebra is plotting against him, which lead into him discussing his issues with self worth and women. Stripbot suggests that Bergeron might get up on stage to see if his feelings change.
Meanwhile Ashley is giving Rusty some tips on how to wow the audience when he makes his Dirty Boy debut. Before they knew it, the intimacy of the situation gave way to kissing. Lo and behold, Rusty’s girlfriend Misty spies the whole thing!
Back in the lobby Clem corners Vavianna, who has been hiding from him for years. In spite of all his admiration for her, Vavianna isn’t falling for Clem. Just as Clem’s shenanigans took a turn for the–you guessed it–scandalous, a swarm of papparazzi snaps their photo.
Shedebra attempts to leave for the night when she is stopped by the ever lovesick Pavel, who sustained a very bad injury defending her. Pavel pleads with her to give him a chance.
Another pair is having a heart-to-heart of their own. Ever since Ashley tricked Bergeron’s mother into marrying her, she became his stepmother and is determined to be the caring parent he never had. Bergeron has a stiff upper lip, and isn’t returning her affection.
In the hotel lounge, Clem sips a cocktail made by a star struck Misty. She finally works up the nerve to ask if she can perform a short monologue and Clem obliges. She picks a classic from Dawson’s Creek, then bursts into song. Clem loves it!
Down the hall, Rusty has all sorts of questions for Stripbot while they make fliers – he wants to know what performing is like and needs advice on his love life. Even though Stripbot isn’t programmed to be emotional, Rusty appreciates him and gives away his bell boy cap as a sign of loyalty.
Deeper down in Danglerzzz, Vavianna is the first patron of the evening and is locked in on Herb. She reveals herself as a famous actress and the two reminisce about her movies.
Later that night, everyone gathers for Rusty’s premiere performance as Dirty Boy. After twerking into a frenzy, he collapses on stage. During the turmoil Stripbot announces that Rusty taught him the beauty of what it means to be human, and vows to kill whoever hurt him.
Will Stripbot kill all humans? Can Ashley win Bergeron over? Does Misty finally get her big break? Tune in next week for more Scandal!