Penelope’s Song Girls Tryout



Does Penelope Kitten have what it takes to make the USC Song Girls squad?…


Marcy saunters into the kitchen where Cynthia is concernedly frying an egg. 

Marcy:  Penelope is driving me crazy.

Cynthia (distractedly):  So what else is new?

Cynthia pokes at the egg, grimaces, and flips it over.

Marcy:  She won’t stop singing the USC fight song.

Sounds of Penelope Kitten’s squeaky high pitched voice can be heard.

Marcy:  She says she’s going to try out to be a Song Girl. I told her Song Girls don’t sing. They dance.




Cynthia presses down on the egg with a spatula until the egg hisses. She jumps back.

Marcy:  So now she’s practicing her dance moves AND singing.

Sounds of Penelope Kitten’s squeaky voice and loud thumps as she crashes into the furniture can be heard.

Marcy:  She’s really really bad. She’s going to look so stupid at tryouts. Those Song Girls have extensive ballet and jazz training. Everyone is going to laugh at her.




Marcy:  You’ve got to stop her!

Cynthia:  You know, Marcy, Penelope Kitten is actually quite brave. She doesn’t care if she looks stupid or silly. She just tries. And if she fails she either keeps trying or moves on to something else she thinks might be fun.

Marcy:  I would never do that. I don’t want anyone to make fun of me. I want to be perfect before I even try.

Cynthia:  I know. But life is short. May as well take a chance and look stupid. A lot.

To prove her point, Cynthia grabs the handle of her frying pan and with much flourish attempts to flip her egg.

The egg flies through the air and lands on her head.

Cynthia (with an over easy egg hat on her head and a big grin):  See? No biggie!

Penelope Kitten runs into the room with pompon paper balls and performs her dance cheer.


penelope kitten preparing for her Song Girls tryout


penelope kitten:  gonna be a song girl.

ready? ok.

la di la la.

go trojans!

yeah yeah.


Marcy: Whatever.

Marcy saunters off.

Marcy:  I don’t like football anyway. I’m French. I like wine and brie.

When no one is looking, Marcy turns on the computer and wistfully looks at the USC Song Girls website.

Marcy (longingly):  Their uniforms are soooo pretty…




A beat.

Marcy goes back into the kitchen where Cynthia and Penelope Kitten are still performing their odd and silly egg dance/cheer.

Marcy:  So Penelope… how does that cheer go?



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  • Reply TheLadyK September 10, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    You undid me with this.
    Humor notwithstanding
    (because you always make me laugh my ass off! – frying an egg ‘concernedly”? BWAHAHA!!)
    this is the sweetest post ever.

    This should be made into a children’s book.

    Go Penelope!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Awww… thank you! I was thinking it sounded like I was talking to third graders. LOL

      thank u.
      squeak,penelope kitten

  • Reply Patty September 10, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Okay, it’s weird that the dance team is called The Song Girls. I’m sure it dates back to when only guys were allowed to do this. I think Pkitty would be a great song girl. She would look so cute in the outfit and I know Marcy would be very jealous!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Now they both want me to buy them the uniforms even if they don’t make the team. Gasp! What if one makes the team and the other doesn’t?!!

      • Reply Vik September 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

        Oh just get it over with, and buy three.

        • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 11, 2015 at 3:57 am

          Ahahahahha!! But wait – who is the third one for? Me? … Or you! 🙂

          • Vik September 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm


  • Reply Vik September 11, 2015 at 1:19 am

    When Penelope makes the team, is she gonna make the girls switch to black outfits, so they match her? And, you KNOW we are all waiting for the vid of you guys doing the egg dance, right?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 11, 2015 at 3:59 am

      no. i like the white.
      squeak, penelope kitten

      Uh oh. I think I said that egg was over easy. lol. Someday soon I hope to master iMovie. Right now I am not having any luck with it. Arghhh.

  • Reply Big Momma September 11, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Wait..don’t you have to be enrolled at USC to be a song girl?
    Have you kitties even taken the SAT’s?

  • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 11, 2015 at 4:00 am

    yeah yeah.
    we SAT all day yesterday.
    and mostly today too.
    squeak,penelope kitten

  • Reply Liz September 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Awww, Marcy is such a softy, really. And I appreciate your sentiments in this post. You’ve just got to try, try again. I think we could all be a bit more like Penelope. Dream big! And wear your egg hat with pride. lol It’s a mark of going for it. I have to keep reminding myself to “just do it” in so many areas of my life, especially blogging. Rejection and failure are not the worst things. And I can always try again. The pep squad song girls were a perfectly clever vehicle for making your point. Love it!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Your recipe post inspired me to just hit publish on this one. Thank youuuuu!!!

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