Recap / Welcome To Night Vale Ep 37 The Auction

"Velvet darkness. Silken light. The rough burlap of evening. The frayed cotton of daybreak. Welcome to Night Vale."

Cecil is accidentally put up for auction, and tries to get to the auction house before someone else buys him. He fails.

Tropes present in The Auction include:

  • And I Must Scream: Cecil's description of your consciousness surviving after death.
  • Auction of Evil: The†Night Vale†Sheriff's†Secret Police hold an auction of seized goods, including an original X-Men comic, a glowing coin, and†one community radio host.
  • Wham Line: This episode first presents itself as a breather after the previous one. Then Cecil reads the description of Lot 37.

"Today's proverb: Listen. Iím not a hero. The real heroes are the people that point out to us when protesters have smartphones, thus invalidating all concerns."