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Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendebenny is the fourth episode of FruityTales. It's a retelling of biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, with elements from Terry Gilliam's films.

Plot

The story is told by (Grandpa) Lincoln Leek and takes place at the WaterMelon Chocolate Factory where the employees work hard all day making Eggs on an assembly line. In celebration of selling their two-millionth chocolate egg, Mr. WaterMelon announces that for 30 minutes all employees may eat all the eggs they want. While all other workers ravenously devour the Eggs, Meshack (Timmy Strawberry) convinces his friends Shadrack (Rob the Apple) and Abendebenny (Harry the Banana) to abstain. Timmy emphasizes his stance by singing a lullaby called "Please Think of Me" that his mom taught him.

When Mr. WaterMelon leaves his office only to find all the workers sick except for Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendebenny, the three are rewarded and promoted to Junior Executives. The following day, Mr. WaterMelon calls the trio into his office and tells them that he has constructed a 90-foot (27 m) high Eagle which he intends to force all employees to bow down to. Through singing of the "Egg Song," Mr. WaterMelon reveals that he believes nothing in the world (such as God, church, school, healthy food, and family) is more important than the egg. Those who refuse to prostrate before the statue will be thrown into the factory's furnace.

Disagreeing with Mr. WaterMelon, while all the other employees obey, Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendebenny refuse to sing the song and bow down. Mr. WaterMelon confronts the trio and demands that they sing the song, but the trio again refuse and sing a reprise of "Please Think of Me." Mr. WaterMelon is touched but still tells the guards to take them away. Meanwhile, Laura Cherry plans their rescue. After being pushed down the furnace chute, Laura Cherry rushes in and rescues them with her delivery truck and tries to flee. Eventually they are recaptured and Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendebenny fall into the furnace. While Mr. WaterMelon gloats, Mr. Morty looks inside and notices a fourth person in the furnace who is really shiny and none of them are being incinerated. Shocked, Mr. WaterMelon tells them to come out and the trio emerge from the furnace unscathed. Mr WaterMelon realizes that it is God who saved the friends and he apologizes for his actions with the trio forgiving him.

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