THE WHITHERING OF WILLOUGHBY AND THE PROFESSOR,
Episode One: "I'll Teach You!" or "A Box of Nothing"
Willoughby and the Professor begin their grand experiment to "cure the world of all its ills" (much to the dismay of their landlady, Ms. Witchway) by gathering up some 13,000 roaches in a huge box and attempting to use their "Space Puckering Device" to jettison the insects to parts uncertain, but instead our heroes are, themselves, puckered away, but to where? Features part one of an interview with the shows creators at the end of the program.
Episode Two: "Holy Smoke!" or "The Red-Suited Man"
Our heroes (and their box) land in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert. Stranded and weak, they are visited by a "by-the-book" Army tank commander, an angry Bedouin on a biting camel, and a strangely evil-minded Santa Claus. But will anyone rescue them? Features part two of an interview with the showâ€™s creators at the end of the program.
"More Edible Than Durable" or "You Smashed My Monkey!"
Willoughby and the Professor jettison into the heart of a Brazilian Rain forest where they meet Dr. Cheshire Del Gatto, a rather senile explorer living alone in a tree house for 30 years. But will our heroes escape before the local farmers set the Rain forest ablaze? Features part one of an early "Willoughby" story from 1972 at the end of the program.
"OH BOY, SHE LOOKS GREAT!" or "WHICH WITCHWAY IS WHICH?"
Willoughby and the Professor land home, only it's forty years in the past when Ms. Witchway was a much younger and quite beautiful Madam. In their attempt to "pucker" themselves forward in time, they only succeed in jettisoning "old" Ms. Witchway back in time. What will happen when the two Witchways meet? Features part two of an early "Willoughby" story from 1972 at the end of the program.
"Your Separate world lines" or "I'm Big and Your Small"
When the two Witchways meet it sets off a chain of events which change the course of history, leaving our heroes in an altered state -- Willoughby becomes incredibly large, the Professor absurdly miniature -- and in a new world line dimension in time and space. But where? Features the final part of an early "Willoughby" story from 1972 at the end of the program.
"Now It's Time to Sing!" or "Unwanted-Noises-in-the-air"
The new world in which our heroes find themselves is "The Land of Solitude and Singing," where they are forced to sing their thoughts by a dictatorial half-Native American, half-Norse Shaman named Dances-with-Sven-Erikson. This special musical episode features five original songs by Bevilacqua and Cirasa, and musical accompaniment by the Paul Salomone Jazz Trio.
"I Like This Box" or "Oh, Victim Man"
Dance-with-Sven Erikson accidentally puckers himself to a New York-like park of homeless hordes, where he encounters Ms. Witchway, her frail poet husband and their preternatural baby. But where is Willoughby and the Professor?
"Oh Dahlia" or "Life is Dukka"
Our heroes find themselves in a Tibetan Temple, high atop the Cold and Holy Mountain, where they meet a preternatural baby who has been mistaken for the new Dahlia Lama.
"The Traveling Extravaganza" or "His Name is Bub"
Willoughby, the Professor and baby Bub are kidnapped by adventurer Himalayas Hinchliffe and forced to perform as sideshow freaks in a carnival traveling the Russian countryside.
"More Dogs for Me?" or "Knock-a-knock-a-knuckles"
Willoughby, the Professor find themselves in a dimension celebrating a strange, other-worldly holiday, "for cap and bells and feastly smells enjoyed by thee and thine."
Episode Eleven: "You're a Messiah" or "Buboes in the Lympthnodes"
The Professor runs for Global Messiah while trying to cure Willoughby of all his ills.
Episode Twelve: "A Box in the Dark" or "Dead Men Do Not Groan"
Willoughby and the Professor survey the devastated landscape of the world they find themselves in and try to stop the world from spinning out of control.