I don't mind the delay myself because I have no freaking idea who to pick next or how to tie this up. Should I pick Samurai Ted, or maybe Memory Chip Ted? No, I need to explain why there are so many teds in the first place.
The Search for Ted
Bill S. Preston, Esq. was feeling bodacious. "Ted must be dead, dudes," he whined.
"Ted Theodore Logan is no longer among the living..." said a voice with an odd accent. Bill looked up, hardly surprised to see the personification of Death.
"I totally knew it!" said Bill. "Aww, dude, so bogus..."
Death continued. "Neither is he in the land of the dead." (His accent made it sound like he said "lend ov the dayed.")
"Explain," said SmokingTed.
"Ted has been taken out of time, as of right now he never existed." ("Az ov ryte noow he never exizted")
"Whoa," said several Teds.
"But I know he existed," protested Bill. "I've got pictures, look at--whoa!"
He grabbed a picture of Wyld Stallyns, but Bill was the only one in it.
SmokingTed asked, "Dracula did this? When did he get that kind of power?" Then added, without meaning to, "Dude."
"You'd be surprised," said Death. "Especially where time travel is concerned." ("...dravel iz gonzerned")
"Can we find him?"
"You already have. Each of you contains a splinter of the real Ted," explained Death. "If you want the real Ted back, you will have to remove those splinters."
"Meaning we all die?" asked WickTed.
"Correct," said Death. "Good to see you again, John. It's been a while."
That situation had reached new proportions of heinousness.
Final hero, from the era of Infinity the beginning of time, DEATH!