Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale
Episode #31"The fellowship of the Thing." By Ally.

"Wreckage, junk, abandoned cars… Nepal certainly is picturesque." said Beansprout, picking her way across the wasteland. Something didn't seem right, one minute, empty landscape, the next they'd walked into a colossal landfill.
"Yeah, but look at all this cool stuff people just threw away!" said Yakky from the middle of a heap of scrap metal, "Wow! A road sign!"
"It's a road sign Yakky."
"But we could fashion it into a shield!" said Yakky, oblivious to the sarcasm, "It's a give way sign." he added, grinning.
"And that will strike fear into the hearts of our enemies?"
"They'll get the message…"
"Whatever."
"Look, you can have this one!"
"I don't want a road sign shield, I want to find the NGSPIB and hurt them."
"Not even a 'Bridge ahead' sign?"
"No, Yakky."
"Oh."
They walked in silence for a bit and then Yakky said,
"Hey! Look at that!"
"What? A battery-powered singing fish? A vibrating sheep? A girder?"
"No, I think it's the wreck of Deepwater Yak."
"What?!"
They ran over to the giant rusting hulk of metal. "Oh my God," said Beansprout, "I never thought I'd see this thing again. I really destroyed the Mankind's-Last-Hope Gene Ark of the Future, didn't I?"
"Yup." Yakky wrenched open one of the crumpled doors and they climbed inside. "Folk! What a mess!"
"Hello? Holo Yakky?" Beansprout whispered, as they reached what had once been the bridge. There was no answer.
"Do you think he's dead?" Yakky asked, wrinkling his nose at the musty air.
Suddenly a small light blinked on the console, Beansprout grabbed Yakky's arm. There was a small sound like someone coughing, and through a buzz of static came the hoarse words…
"Bugger off."
"Don't you speak like that to yourself!" Beansprout snapped at the computer.
"And Beansprout!" Yakky added.
"And me!" Beansprout corrected herself. She looked around with narrow eyes as an idea began to form in her engineering, violence and sarcasm orientated genius brain. "Hmm… top secret radar system, maps of Nepal on archive, capable of high speed…"
"Semi-detached with a garage?" mused Yakky.
"Shh! Quick! Find me a plutonium crystal, a circuit board, a spanner and some UHU!" commanded Beansprout striking her most dramatic pose, "I'm gonna fix this ship!"
"Uh… why?" asked Yakky, ruining the effect.
"So. we. can. find. Flibbage. and. J. Yakky. you. twat. Tch, more than just a pretty face, my arse…"
***
Three days later Deepwater YAK was as good as new. Well almost. Well not really, but it would fly. Maybe.
"Right," said Beansprout, wiping her oily hands on her trademark dungarees, "if you will just tape that microwave to the wall there, I can run the power grid through it and we'll be online."
"Will this work?"
"Yes. Or kill us in a horrific flood of radiation, moments after we push the red button."
"Right. So what now?"
"Push the red button please." Yakky did so with his eyes closed. There was a whirring noise and the console lit up. A beam of light shot up from the floor and turned into the ships hologram pilot, YAK(ky).
"I thought I told you to bugger off!" he said.
"We forgive you!" said Beansprout sweetly. "Now help us destroy the NGSPIB."
"No."
"Why not?"
"Well apart from the fact that last time I helped you, you returned the favour by trashing my ship - look at the computer screens."
Beansprout and Yakky looked. Each and every computer screen was scrolling the same message;

THIS SHIP IS THE PROPERTY OF THE NGSPIB, EARTH
DEEPWATER YAK.
UNMANNED SUICIDE GENE DESTRUCTION MISSION
SPATIO-TEMPORAL ARRAYS ONLINE…
MISSION LOADING…15%

Gobsmacked would be a fair description of their feelings.
"Why suicide?" Sprout asked.
"You've caused the NGSPIB a lot of trouble, and obviously kept on doing it into the future, so they took your original bodies and DNA and put it as far away as possible. I kind of lied about the whole planet Smurf thing."
"But why did you help us," Yakky enquired, "if it's against all your programming?"
"Because you're me, and Sprout's quite fit really, and Flib has amazing legs and J is strangely attractive in the right light." Said YAK(ky)
Beansprout looked at Yakky who had gone a comical shade of red.
"So you were programmed to destroy us all, and yourself?"
"Basically, yes." the hologram replied.
"But why? We'd leave them alone if they weren't always out to get us/ the world." said Sprout, which was technically true.
"Oh there's also this prophecy about you being the guardian of the Thing that is Generally Used for the Opening of Doors, Filing Cabinets and Other Such Sealed Receptacles."
"Really? My own Prophecy? I always wanted a proper prophecy that wasn't just some load of balls Cabbage wrote when she was pissed." beamed Beansprout.
"Don't you mean a key?" added Yakky.
"I most certainly do not!" sputtered YAK(ky), "But," he continued "the Thing is the only thing that is capable of preventing the NGSPIB from ruling the known universe."
"Hmm," said Beansprout idly throwing The Sword of Slayskull from one hand to the other, "well I haven't got a clue what this Thing is supposed to be, but I'll keep my eyes open for it. Meanwhile, let's get this thing in the air."
"I didn't say I'd help you Beansprout Jones! In fact I specifically remember saying I wouldn't, which is why we're having this conversation!"
"But I'm so cute, and besides, you have no choice, I've set it to manual override."
"Gah!"
And so Beansprout, YAK(ky) and the very embarrassed Yakky flew off into the sunset.
WHAT IS THE MYSTERIOUS THING?
WHERE HAVE THE NGSPIB TAKEN FLIBBAGE AND J?
FIND OUT- HOPEFULLY SOME TIME THIS YEAR.

Episode#1 "The Tale Begins."
Episode#2 "Enter the Token Bloke."
Episode#3 "Stop Silicon Valley, I want to Get Off!."
Episode#4 "Faery Frolics and Fun with a Prophecy."
Episode#5 "The Loco Journeys."
Episode#6 "Cablim gets a Nasty Surprise."
Episode#7 "Beandiana Jones and the Temple of Choom."
Episode#8 "Oddball's Odd Behaviour."
Volume 2: Til Death do us Part
Episode#9 "Happy Birthday, Sweet Fifteen."
Episode#10 "The Sprout Sense."
Episode#11 "Four Funerals and another Funeral.
Episode#12 "Misty Water Colour Spirit Realm...."
Episode#13 "Interview with a Vampire Slayer."
Episode#14 "Ra-Ra-Rasputin!"
Volume 3: Space Opera
Episode#15 "Now the Thugs don't Work..."
Episode#16 "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."
Episode#17 "Lardraptors!"
Episode#18 "Go Folk Yo' Mama!"
Episode#19 "The Platetrix."
Episode#20 "In Space no one can Hear you Order Pizza."
Episode#21 "Deepwater Yak."
Episode#22 "Yak trek."
Episode#23 "Planet of the crepes."
Episode#24 "Dude Where's my Comedy Plot Conventions?."
Volume 4: Unconventional
Episode#25 "A Clockwork Beansprout."
Episode#26 "The Long Awaited Explaination."
Episode#27 "Ten things I hate about 'funny' cartoon crossovers."
Episode#28 "The Plan."
Volume 5: Happy Endings
Episode#29 "We're off to See a Werewolf..."
Episode#30 "The Yak and the Beansprout."
Episode#31 "The fellowship of the Thing."
Episode#32 "The one Where the Cast of Friends do Nothing and the Cast of IBYKS do little more."
Episode#33 "Meet your Yak."
Episode#34 "The Laughing Yak."
Episode#35 "Lord of the Thing(s)."
Episode#36 "Extra Extra Special with Magic, Cheese and Tesco."
Episode#37 "Faeries and Werewolves and Yaks, oh My!."
Episode#38 "IBYKS The animated feature film."
Episode#39 "The return of the Parents of the Children."
Episode#40 "Events Concluding Those which Preceeded."
Episode#41 "The Chips of WRATH!."
Episode#42 "In which Cabbage has Angst."
Episode#43 "Heaven is a Shoeshop."
Episode#44 "The Importance of being Soulless."
Episode#45 "Vinyl fantasy."
Volume 6: Killing Time
Episode#46 "Where is My Happy Ending...?"
Episode#47 "The Books of Faerie."
Episode#48 "Back to the Future from the Past..."
Episode#49 "The Time and Space of the Old Dude with the 'tache."
Episode#50 "Sprout, Flib, Yakky & J's Excellent Adventure."
Episode#51 "The Nerds The Nerds!"
Episode#52 "The Land of Reality."
Episode#53 "Ordinary (boring) World."
Episode#54 "Smoke and Mirrors."
Episode#55 "Some things we hate about Clones."
Episode#56 "I've got no Idea what you did Last Summer..."
Episode#57 "The Shoe Towers."
Episode#58 "Pizza is a dish best Served Cold."
Episode#59 "Sprout's Masked Replica."
Episode#60 "Curiouser and Curiouser..."
Episode#61 "Not another Season Finale?."
Volume 7: Intertextuality
pisode#62 "Faerietale."
Episode#63 "When Narrative Functions Turn Bad..."
Episode#64 "Jack, the Beanstalk, The Beauty, The Beast, The Witch, The Wardrobe and Will."
Episode#65 "Its a Good Li(f)e."
Episode#66 "The one with Four Titles..."
Episode#67 "The B Team."
Episode#68 "Narnia Has Nothing on this..."
Episode#69 "Clash of the Heroines."
Episode#70 "To Infinity and Beyond."
Episode#71 "The Thingwraith."
Episode#72 "Ghostmom."
Episode#73 "And all that Black Widow Crap Jazz."
Episode#74 "I've got a theory..."
Episode#75 "Magical Girl- Pretty Scary."
Episode#76 "Wheels within Wheels within Wheels- ARGH!"
Episode#77 "J's Story."
Episode#78 "Irrevocably Broken."
Volume 8: Loose Ends
Episode#79 "Lots of things Begin With Dee."
Episode#80 "Adventures in Slumberland."
Episode#81 "The One with the Revelation."
Episode#82 "Artificial Life Sucks.com."
Episode#83 "Saving Beansprout's Brain."
Episode#84 "The Road is Folking Hard..."
Episode#85 "The One with Gender Issues."
Episode#86 "Disneyland."
Episode#87 "(DEMON)Llama Llama Llama..."
Episode#88 "Perspective."
Episode#89 "Me, Myself and Ai."
Episode#90 "Wedding Cake or Death."
Episode#91 "Real Life.or Pizza, With Extra Cheese."
Extras
Episode#92 "Prologue in Manga Form."
Episode#93 "Curtain Opens."
Episode#94 "Trailer for series six."
Episode#95 "A nepalese Werewolf in London."(Flashback story, prelude to series eight)
Episode#96 "Fantasy Life Sucks."
Episode#97 "Credits Roll."
Episode#98 "IBYKS Companion (Part 1)."
Episode#99 "IBYKS Companion (Part 2)."
Episode#100 "IBYKS Companion (Part 3)."