Transcript for Catch as Catch Can
(Scene: Space, far above the earth.)
Narrator: Deep in space, a chuck of space rock hurtling toward earth at breakneck speed! Meanwhile...
(Scene shifts to a park within Fair City Citizens suddenly gasp in horror)
Man #1: A chunk of space rock!
Woman #1: Falling from the sky!
Man #2: We're doomed!
Child: Aw man, couldn't this happen on a school day?
(Cut to a group of citizens, screaming frantically)
Narrator: Is there any hope? Is the city doomed? OH NO, IT'S COMING RIGHT AT US!!
(The crowd stops and stares into the camera, presumably at the narrator)
Narrator: Sorry. (The crowd resumes being frantic)
Narrator: Who will save the city from this big hunk of space rock?
WordGirl (on top of a building): Actually, it's called a meteorite, and I've got it. Word Up!
Narrator: It's WordGirl! (Someone from off camera hands a baby to WordGirl, and Scoops swings by on a rope to take a picture.)
Narrator: ...and Captain Huggy Face!!
(WordGirl takes off by herself. Huggy slaps his hand against his helmet in frustration at hearing his name)
Narrator: (to Huggy) I know, I don't like saying it either. She named you! Talk to her.
(Cut to Violet, who is sitting on the ground wrapped up in a jump rope, unable to free herself.)
Violet: (in poetic form) One fine day, I look up to see / A meteorite heading straight for me! / If I weren't tangled, I'd run and hide! ...
(Captain Huggy Face runs by, picks up Violet, and carries her off)
Violet: (finishing her rhyme) ...Oh, ok. A monkey ride!
(Cut to WordGirl)
WordGirl: Intercept! (She catches the meteorite)
Scoops: Hi WordGirl. Heck of a catch there.
WordGirl (grunting): Thanks.
Scoops: I'm Scoops, roving reporter for the Daily Rag. Mind if I ask you a couple of questions?
WordGirl: Uh, shoot.
Scoops: Great. First...how's it going?
WordGirl (straining to hold the meteorite): Uh, not bad. Hey, can we speed this up? This baby's getting a bit cumbersome.
Scoops: Right. (pauses) What?
Farmer guy (appears from offscreen, holding a cucumber): Cum-ber-cuke?
WordGirl: No, that's a cucumber. Cumbersome means bulky, heavy...hard to handle. (Cut to Scoop's camera) Like that camera around your neck. Is that comfortable?
Scoops: Are you kidding? This picklicker's breaking my back! (flash of realization) Oh! Cumbersome!
WordGirl: Right! And Captain Huggy Face over there...he doesn't have super strength, so Violet is a little cumbersome.
Violet: (giggling) Oh, your fuzz tickles!
WordGirl: Well, I might as well get rid of this thing! (With a mighty heave, she flings the meteorite away from the park and into the sea. There is a huge splash, and as the splash subsides a giant squid falls back into the water.)
WordGirl: My work here is done! Word Up! (She flies away)
Scoops (writing on his notepad): Hmm... cumbersome!
Violet: Becky! Did you see that? (looks around) Becky??
(WordGirl zips back to the scene dressed as Becky once again)
Becky: Did I see what?
Becky: Oh, no, I was umm...tying my shoe. (winks and gives a thumbs up to the audience) C'mon, we're going to be late for our art lesson!
Violet: Who were you winking at?
Narrator: And so, the city is saved from a cumbersome meteorite. All thanks to WordGirl! (From offscreen, Huggy chatters in frustration) Oh, and Captain Huggy Face.
Narrator: Tune in next time to... The Amazing Colossal Adventures of WordGirl!