pudge-the-fish

Having ADHD is like being underwater. You can do it, but it takes increasing effort, you get very restless, and eventually you can’t do it at all. Beyond a certain point, “trying” has nothing to do with it.

And the fish all around you say you could hold your breath forever if you just tried hard enough and made the effort. I mean come on, they do it all the time and it’s easy.

Pato el Pez.
  • Profesor: Lilo, ¿por qué estás tan mojada?
  • Lilo: ¡Es día de sandwich!
  • Profesor: ...
  • Lilo: Cada Jueves le doy a Pato el pez un sandwich de mermelada.
  • Profesor: ¿Pato es un pez?
  • Lilo: ¡Y hoy no hay mermelada! Y entonces mi hermana me dijo que le diera un sandwich de atún, ¡no le puedo dar a pato atún! ... ¿Tú sabes lo que es el atún?
  • Profesor: ¿Pez?
  • Lilo: ¡ES PEZ! ¡SI PATO COME PEZ, SERÍA UNA ABOMINACIÓN! Llegué tarde, por ir a la tienda, por mermelada, porque sólo había ese... ¡ESE TONTO ATÚN!
  • Profesor: ¡Lilo, Lilo!, ¿por qué es tan importante?
  • Lilo: Pato controla el clima.
  • Lilo: Every Thursday I take Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich...
  • Hula Teacher: "Pudge" is a fish?
  • Lilo: And today we were out of peanut butter. So I asked my sister what to give him, and she said "a tuna sandwich."
  • Lilo: Do you know what tuna is?!
  • Hula Teacher: Fish?
  • Lilo: It's Fish!
  • Lilo: If I give Pudge tuna I'd be an abomination!
An average broadcast in Night Vale

Listeners, as you know, it’s sandwich day. Every Thursday one lucky Night Vale citizen takes Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich. This Thursday that was me.

And today we were out of peanut butter! So I asked my scientist boyfriend, Carlos, what to give him, and he said ‘a tuna sandwich’. I can’t give Pudge tuna! Do you know what tuna is, listeners? It’s fish! If I give Pudge tuna, I’d be an abomination!

Carlos asked me why this is so important, but of course as we all know, Pudge controls the weather.

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The Untimely Death of Pudge the Fish 

A deleted scene from Disney’s Lilo and Stitch portraying the death of Pudge. The scene was dropped from the film because the content was “too dark”.