Meowth: So, tell me something, guys.
James: What is it, Meowth?
Meowth: So, this whole Hollywood thing has gotten me thinking about something.
Jessie: So spit it out. What is it?
Meowth: So, this May marks the release of the first Pokémon movie made in Hollywood, Detective Pikachu. It had me thinking, why is it always Pikachu?
James: What’s that supposed to mean?
Jessie: Are you trying to make some sort of commentary on the futility of our perpetual endeavor to purloin Pikachu?
Meowth and James: … … …
Meowth: No, that’s not what I meant. What I’m saying is that why is it always Pikachu that’s the center of attention. What’s the draw to an overgrown rodent with a habit of electrocuting people? Why does everyone seem to love Pikachu so much?
James: Well, Pikachu is the mascot of the franchise.
Meowth: But why? Pikachu is loved because it’s a mascot, but what makes worthy of being a mascot?
Jessie: What are you suggesting, exactly?
Meowth: I say that now that we have the power of the internet on our side, we start an effort to rebrand Pokémon with a new, superior mascot.
James: Let me guess, that mascot would be-
Meowth: Meowth, that’s right! And to kick things off, I propose a change. No longer will there be Detective Pikachu, but instead Detective Meowth!
Jessie and James: Of course…
Meowth: What? Do you not believe this would work? Just look at Detective Pikachu. It’s a movie about a talking Pokémon who’s quick on his wits and good in a jam. Who else does that describe? Obviously me. I would be perfect as the lead Pokémon of the movie. And instead of having some actor voice over Pikachu, I could actually speak for myself. I am the only talking Pokémon there is, after all.
James: Except for Mewtwo.
Jessie: Or Lugia.
James: Or Jirachi
Jessie: Or Lucario.
James: Or Darkrai.
Meowth: Telepathy doesn’t count! I can talk by actually moving my mouth and making words come out! Which is exactly what they need for a Detective Meowth film!
Jessie and James: Whatever you say…
Meowth: You two don’t know what you’d be missing. Alright readers of Cosmic Quest, it’s up to you. Without your demand, we’ll never be able to turn Detective Pikachu into a movie that’s actually worth watching. Detective Meowth can be a reality, we’ve just got to make sure that the makers of that movie know what the people want. So let’s let them know in no uncertain terms, Detective Meowth isn’t just the movie we want, it’s the movie we deserve! And if you have any questions about how a Detective Meowth movie, be sure to leave a comment and ask so we can answer in the Team Rocket Q&A Session later today.