I wanna do an episode about fiddle contests.
And I want there to be some kind of exchange that mirrors their conversation at the end of the film, except it’s reversed, with Sock antagonizing Mephistopheles. About fiddle contests.
Also I have this idea from an old sketch I never posted (remind me to get on that!!) that Mephistopheles is just like… naturally able to play any instrument effortlessly. Like it doesn’t matter what it is or if he’s never seen one before, he can just pick it up and play it masterfully, just totally melt face, you know?
Except he won’t touch a violin. Maybe because he’s so sensitive about the whole ‘being the devil’ thing, or because there’s too much pressure to live up to the legend. Or maybe it’s because there’s just something about folk-style violin techniques that he honestly can not grasp and he doesn’t like admitting it. Maybe he had some tragic fiddling accident?? Maybe some weird combination of all of them!! We’ll just have to wait and see.
That’s all I got. Fiddle contests.