I will not be around this Monday, so there will be no Monday Mashup. This is tragic! To compensate, I will satisfy the legions of people (all two of you) who kvetched about not getting your Partridge Family. Fine! Here’s your precious pre-fabricated pop band.
I know nothing about the Partridge Family other than that they travelled around in a school bus and sang. Or lip-synched, one or the other. Anyhow, I’m sure there was music and travel involved and on that thin, tenuous reed must our mashups be built. Oh, wait — for the research-minded, there’s an episode guide. Hey, Ray Bolger played the grandfather, so there’s a Wizard of Oz connection.
I’ll use Big Eyes Small Mouth for this, since I want to do it as a mecha campaign. Partridgmecha. Even sounds like an obscure piece of anime, doesn’t it?
From there on in the joke pretty much writes itself. I mean, it’s a nice family having financial problems because their father recently died. The mother discovers that the kids have put together a big mecha in their spare time — but they need someone to run the head! When she finds out, they suggest that she stand in as the head pilot, and much to everyone’s surprise, she’s great at it. They take their mecha on the road to fight crime and earn rewards from a grateful populace.
You could pretty much run scenarios right out of the episode guide forever, too.