This sketch was about the time I introduced human volleyball to Punnies… and invented an entirely new sport altogether!
After the last of the snow melted, I made an effort to gather some Punnies to play volleyball with me! I’d been wanting to introduce volleyball to my Punny Garden friends for a while, but the winter cold didn’t let that happen for the season. Figaro couldn’t come this time because he had errands to run, but I was able to invite Caramelle (a carrot Punny) and Oracole (a bespectacled orange Punny).
Oracole suggested that we go to Cloverspring Beach, which is known for its “bouncy vibes.” And as soon as we got there, I instantly noticed that the winds there were pretty turbulent, shaking the beach’s blue Cloverspring trees back and forth. After I took a little bit of time to explain the rules of volleyball, soon we were rallying the ball back and forth over the net. Caramelle was by herself on one side (since she’s very tall), while Oracole and I were on the other.
Oracole passed the ball to me, and I leaped upwards to hit it over. As I did, the sand caved under my weight, then propelled me up a whole 20 feet high!! It was totally unexpected to see everyone from a bird’s eye view all of a sudden! When I landed, I was so awed by the experience that I forgot completely about the game! Oracole laughed and told me that if you focus good vibes on your feet as you jump, the sand will use it to make you leap super high (the world record, set by a Banana Punny, is 1000 feet)! Skydivers with no parachute use the beach as a landing spot because no matter how high you fall from, it will absorb all the impacts and protect you from injury (including the trees and rocks).
We spent the rest of the day having fun with bouncing super high and competing to get the ball over. Once, when I thought I jumped higher than anyone else could reach (about 40 feet), Caramelle came shooting up to my height in a matter of milliseconds with a : ) look on her face! She didn’t even move any arms; the ball just bounced off her body like a rubbery potato bounces off a hot sidewalk. We were having so much fun that more Punnies came to join our game of bouncy spring volleyball.