Episode 001 - Piggy is a Bad Man
Piggy is a Bad Man (also known as "The Pilot") was the true first episode of Tree From My Youth. It covers the entire prologue of Mother 3.
Original Broadcast Date: February 20th 2009.
bloopie - Mole Cricket
Benjamin Carignan - Chicken, Piggy
Chaz Estell - Alec
Stephen Georg - Narrator
Stephanie Rick - Cow
Martin Tovar - Claus, Save Frog
Mallory Weir - Hinawa
Courtney Williams - Lucas
The pig, nicknamed Piggy, has a grudge against Lucas for eating his brother. Because of that, he swears revenge. As Lucas tried to get the animals inside the house during dinner, Claus warns him to not let Piggy enter because he is a bad man.
To be more detailed, the name stems from a long-running joke involving Stephen and his roommate Alex Forsythe where a fake person was created on Facebook to harass one of their friends. The imagined individual had a picture of his "cousin mario" that had this description: this is cousin mario he is a bad man do not look at him.
The episode begins with Stephen Georg narrating. He explains the Nowhere Islands and the philosophy of its people. He then wonders what would happen if someone who would be against that philosophy appeared and what impact he would have on the islands. On that, the Mother 3 Intro theme starts. Stephen then welcomes the listeners into the world of Tree From My Youth.
The story begins with Claus (Martin Tovar) trying to wake Lucas (Courtney Williams) up to go play with the Dragos. After failing to do so, he goes downstairs and manages to get help from Hinawa (Mallory Weir) and Alec (Chaz Estell) to wake him up. Claus then attempts to rush out with Lucas but Hinawa stops Lucas because he's still in his pajamas. After a harsh scolding about what would happen if he doesn't change clothes, he gives in.
After changing, he runs down the stairs and trips, creating a commotion. Hinawa takes the opportunity to give Lucas some Nut Bread laced with Aderall before he leaves. Lucas begins talking to the animals. After talking to the cow (affectionately referred to as "Stephcow" by Tovar ), he talks to "Piggy (Benjamin Carignan)" who turns out to have a grudge against Lucas for eating his brother. As the pig swears revenge at him, Lucas is unaware of it and continues to pet it before sending it away.
On his way to the Dragos, he encounters the Tree of My Youth. While he remembers the moments involved with that tree, he hears a voice. He freaks out thinking it is actually the tree. He finds out, however, that it is in fact the Save Frog (Martin Tovar). After having a funny conversation about saving with the frog, Lucas joins up with Claus and the Dragos.
Claus then shows off his ramming ability as he rams into the Drago. As Lucas worries about his brother, it turns out Claus got amnesia from the hit. Claus urges Lucas to try and wonders if he knows how to dash. Alec comes in and hands over a button with the letter B on it and tells Lucas to use it to ram the Drago. Lucas, having second thoughts about the whole matter, attempts to leave.
As he tries to do so, the Mole Cricket (bloopie) attacks them. Claus and Mole Cricket fights eachother while Lucas has no idea what is going on. As the Mole Cricket admits defeat, he is stomped by Hinawa. She then notices Claus' injuries. She asks Alec what happened while he, playing innocent, walks away.
Later that day, the family eats omelettes. Lucas wants to get the animals inside but the family tell him to not let Piggy inside. As they let Chicken inside, it seems sad. It reveals that it is heartbroken because they're eating its eggs. Hinawa and Alec then suddenly starts talking their way into a Costco commercial. After that, Claus asks Hinawa if she will keep cooking for them forever. As she gives him a positive answer, she leaves the house to write a letter to Flint. As she sends the bird away, she notices a flying object in the sky that throws bombs down its path. The episode ends with the Mother 3 introduction title theme.
- Costco is a store company that sells products in huge quantity packages.