Recap / Welcome To Night Vale Ep 47 Company Picnic

Lauren: Snow is falling somewhere. Many things are falling, or will fall, or have fallen, but temporary triumph is still triumph. Welcome to the Greater Desert Bluffs Metropolitan Area.

Its a happy, wonderful day in the place which once was Night Vale, and to celebrate, Lauren has brought in a new host - Kevin! (Though he doesn't like the term 'new', since it suggests there ever was a past.) Together, they update us all about studio redecoration, the capture of some naughty trespassing scientists, and of course, the wonderful company picnic that Strexcorp is holding for all their employees' enjoyment!

Tropes present in Company Picnic include:

  • Absentee Actor: The first episode in which there is absolutely no Cecil- he doesn't even get mentioned.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Kevin and Lauren narrate everything, no matter how terrifying or chilling, in either an upbeat optimism or a tone of slight disapproval.
  • POW Camp: Turns out that the picnic is actually a civilian version of one.
  • Wham Line: The page quote.

    Today's Proverb: Thereís a difference between your, youíre, and yarn. Yarn isnít even pronounced the same way. Itís a completely different word.