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 the cafe of the Quadruple Tree Hotel, where aspiring singer Misty Shores is serving Oscar winning actress Vavianna Bardot and Russian ambassador Pavel Bure their breakfasts. The starry-eyed waitress is enthralled to meet the actress, and enthusiastically agrees to break out in song about Pavel’s cream cheese on the spot while Vavianna dances.
Downstairs in Danglerzzz, Bergeron is holding a meeting with Jiarrhea and Stripbot to introduce the new trainee, Wayne Wayans – the forgotten Wayans brother. Stripbot immediately takes to Wayne and accepts him as his new sidekick.
Meanwhile, Pavel is in the lobby missing his beloved Shedebra. In an effort to cheer him up, quirky comedian Peyton Fromage tries out some new prop-heavy schtick.
Back in Danglrezzz, Derek, (who is still possessed by the spirit of an 18th century British spy named Nigel) is discussing time travel with Stripbot. Derek’s body became possessed when he was felled by a certain novelty item. He needs that same item in order to switch their spirits back to the correct bodies. Stripbot reveals he has a plan to bring Derek back, but needs the object first.
In the luxurious Presidential Suite, Vavianna is about to enjoy some in-room entertainment from Jiarrhea, who was initially unaware he was spending time with someone so famous. Turns out Vavianna has some interesting appetites.
Later that night, Misty is bartending in Danglerzzz while Bergeron praises her skills. After a heartfelt duet together, Bergeron is determined to get Misty on stage as a musical act to propel the club into Atlanta’s greatest strip club. Just around the corner in the locker room, Peyton and Wayne nervously await their turns on stage.
Outside the club, Pavel is smoking as Derek/Nigel appears. Pavel confronts Derek/Nigel for injuring him in an assassination attempt at the couple’s dance competition weeks before. Derek/Nigel can’t recall the events thanks to his spirit being possessed.
It’s show time in Danglerzzz! Stripbot takes the stage with a new routine and a plan to get Derek back into his own body. As he gyrates on the pole, a special compartment opens and reveals a certain package built into his body for entertainment purposes. As the missing novelty item is exposed, it detaches from Stripbot and strikes Derek/Nigel in the head, thus reversing the time traveling mechanics and returning Derek to his body and Nigel to the 18th century!
During the commotion, Peyton and Wayne decide they are tired of being secondhand in the eyes of their peers and try to make a break for greatness. They hijack Vavianna’s luxury tour bus and make a run for the highway. In a fight to protect Vavianna’s honor and get her bus back, our friends back in Danglerzzz form a heroic A Team and chase Peyton and Wayne down. The speeding looks like it’s about to come to a halt at the site of the 85 North bridge collapse, but our two villains make a pass at a Dukes of Hazzard-style getaway. They fail, and the bus goes careening into the pit. Luckily, our anti-heroes are able to save Peyton and Wayne from the wreckage, saving the day for everyone!
Will Pavel ever walk again? Is Misty on her way to stardom? What exactly is Vavianna filming? Find out this and more next time on Scandal!