I've had a comment in support of getting out of the theater, and I like to do it. It started with episode 8, I think, in which the show traveled across the country on the Oregon Trail. However, since the entire auditorium just became the wagon somehow, inexplicably, one could make a case for episode 11 being the first one to not be a show. That was the high school flashback episode, and the songs were sprinkled into the narrative with different excuses. No, wait. That was a show too! But not a MitE show. I'll leave it to future generations of scholars to debate.
Some episodes I score more than others - you know, just music accentuating moments. The Forsaken Realms ones, for example, or the coda of episode 4. I still haven't decided about the propriety of doing this. Is MitE supposed to be
Episode 4, the Amateur Night episode, interests me these days. I'd just busted my rump doing episode 3 the hard way, and it took a tremendous and concentrated effort. I cleansed my palate by just making easy songs with just guitar or some really poorly played piano. As I'm writing narratives that pull away from Snobberson on stage vs. the audience, I'm beginning to feel that tickle of yearning again to just have a straightforward one. Another amateur night, perhaps. I'll add it to the big heap of episode ideas sitting in Google documents.