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Rob Tapert, executive producer of Argonauts had invited everyone to dinner at the Skyview Restaurant for a big announcement.

When Lucy Lawless picked Robin up from the beach where he'd been enjoying a spot of surfing, she looked at him quizzically. "Robin why are you wearing a wetsuit?"

Robin looked down at himself, as if just noticing it. "I don't know." he admitted. "It's just what you wear when surfing isn't it?"

Lucy just rolled her eyes affectionately. Muppets could be so funny about clothes. Her young cast-mate was the only person she knew who actually put on more clothing to go swimming.

"Do you know what the announcement is? Mr. Tapert wouldn't have invited us to dinner if the pilot did badly would he?"

She shrugged. "Dunno, maybe it's a consolation party."

It wasn't.

"Congratulations everyone!" Rob Tapert grinned. "We've got a full season commitment from the studio!"

Humans and Muppets alike cheered, and the Penguin crew members popped up into the air, as Muppet penguins did.

"No more stressing about how the pilot did," he continued, "Time to start stressing about whether or not our first season does well enough to get a second."

"Hooray for different stress!"

[Open for correspondence.]
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Robin was super excited, and super nervous about tomorrow. It was the first read through of the pilot for Argonauts, the series he'd been cast in. He'd actually met most of the cast already at a meet and greet last week. And he'd worked with Michael Cain, met several celebrities while "helping out" with the Muppet Show.

Even so, he was a tiny green bundle of nerves. He was actually more nervous about forgetting that it was the early 90's and not the 21st century. He'd forgotten that at the meet and greet and Lucy Lawless had asked what twitter was.

He'd explained that he'd gone to a high school in the future, figuring he could always pass it off as a joke if necessary.

"Well of course you did." she shrugged, and he couldn't tell if she was just humoring him or not. Sometimes with actors, Robin had learned, that could be difficult.

"Hey, Robin, you mind a bit of advice?" Rowlf asked. Robin was staying at his place while he was in the country.

"Please."

"Don't get too worried about your delivery with those lines you're trying to memorize." he said. "It'll change when you're actually working with the rest of the cast."

[Open for calls and the like.]
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Woah. He got the job.

Woah, he got the job!

"That's great!" he said to Bernie over the phone. "Yeah I'll be right over to get the details." He was pleased, but very calm and professional.

Until he hung up.

"YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

He'd panic and freak out about now, not screwing up the job, later.
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Robin had really had no idea. He thought he did. He'd heard the stories, even thought he'd believed them. But he was learning that no, he'd really had no idea about auditioning over and over again for the same project. He'd first read just before Christmas, and since then, every few weeks he'd get a call to come back in. He'd read, he'd sung and played the guitar and banjo, read again, was asked if he could play the mandolin, started learning the mandolin...

Learning the mandolin mun apologizes if he's getting this wrong was less about the mechanics of the differences between stringed instruments, as it was figuring out how the same songs sounded on a different instrument.

He'd even been asked if he had any stunt training. He did! Lucky for him he'd started taking stunt training, mostly for the adventure of it, this past summer. And now he was back again.

He'd read all the magazines in the waiting room, so he'd started bringing in his own material. He was scanning the notices in Variety when a shadow fell over him. He glanced up and saw someone's rear end descending upon him.

"Ack!! Occupied! Occupied!"

"Woah!" the owner of the rear end leaped up and spun around, and Robin found himself looking into the startled and mortified face of Bruce Campbell. "Oh, hey, sorry little guy." Bruce said. "I uh...didn't see you there."

"I get that a lot."

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