It became evident rather quickly
we weren't dealing with just a bunch of well-dressed monkeys ...
"Arf! Arf! Arffy woof woof! Hooooowwwwwwwwlllllllllll ... !!!" That's all Jeff needed to hear.
"Guys! Ulf The Unbelievadog just told me the greatest threat to the world as we know it is at hand and it's in the form of a bunch of dressed-up chimps with plans to take over the world!" Jeff panted. "It's a real live version of Planet Of The Apes! Let's thwart this thing!"
Clark and I looked at each other and then back again at Jeff. "Are you sure?" I asked.
"Yes! That's intel straight from Ulf!" Jeff confirmed.
"Ulf! Ulf, boy! C'mere!" Clark called. Ulf trotted over and sat down in front of Clark. "Talk to me, boy ..."
Ulf's ears pricked up and he stood: "Arf! Arf! Arffy woof woof! Hooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwlllllllllllllllllllllllll ... !!!"
"Where'd you find this out?" Clark countered.
"Woof ... *gag* ... yelp, arf woof!" came the response.
"Huh," I puffed. "Real live chimps? That's a new one. It's a wonder no one's thought of this before. Are you sure they're not being led by anyone, Ulf? They're just chimps, all on their own, instigating and planning this overthrow?"
"Woof!" Ulf responded.
"We've got to get going!" Jeff blurted.
"Hold on ... we need a plan first," I offered. Jeff and Clark agreed.
"Clark: Run to the store and get a bushel or two of bananas. Jeff: Downstairs in the storeroom behind that old box of grenades is Charley Chimp. Grab him for me, will you? Meanwhile, I need to get out of these pants and give Ulf some water. He's parched!"
Charley Chimp: Best decoy ever
Clark headed out and we heard the 'Vette roar down the road seconds later. Jeff came back up from the storeroom with Charley.
"We'll use Charley as the usual diversionary tactic and put him in the middle of the floor at the Unbelieva-Base's laundry entrance. Surround Charley with the bananas Clark will bring back for us shortly and we have that animal horde right where we want them. Besides, I've been dying to bust out the Lobster Rage Fist!"
The Lobster Rage Fist:
Quite possibly The Unbelievables' most deadly weapon
15 minutes later after planting Charley as a diversion (and still waiting on Clark to return) we heard a commotion. We flipped on the Unbelieva-Monitors keeping an eye on the faux-laundry entrance to the Unbelieva-Base.
"Uh oh. We have a problem ..." Jeff half whispered through pursed lips.
There on the screen was Mr. B, Bames Jond, Mr. Shifter, Bobo and a couple dozen more chimp goons closing in on Charley in the middle of the entrance.
"No problem. I'll activate Charley. He'll keep those chimps busy wondering what he'll do next. But that will only last half a minute at best. Even with the best of our arsenal, it's us two against almost 30 of them. We're outnumbered 15 to 1! And with Kip The Mail Boy off today*, we need Clark desperately! What's holding him up ... ??!!?"(... to be continued Friday ...)
*In all honesty, Kip isn't much help in a tussle any time. No great loss there.