Synopsis for “The Scarecrow”
Tim Blake finds a steady living playing a pathetic weakling in a series of ads (“Don’t be like him! Use Vigomin and be a man!”). Frustrated by his lack of success in the dating world, he visits a magic shop and purchases a strength potion for fifty cents. The eccentric proprietor offers him an antidote, but it costs $100 and Tim reasons that he’d never need it anyway. The potion turns Tim into a Hercules, and he goes around beating up his rivals and bullying women into dating him. However, he soon learns why he should have bought the antidote, as he quickly grows so massive that the Earth cannot hold his weight and he plummets down into the planet’s core.