Transcript: That's Your Opinion
A hamster reading a book appears in a circle against a blue slate with the caption "Tumbleweed Presents."
A blue book with the title "Tumbletown Reads" appears. A picture of a street in Tumbletown illustrates the cover.
The book opens and a picture of a playground appears with the name of today’s tale: "That’s your opinion."
At the playground, Mayor says CAN I GET A WORD IN
Mayor is a white rodent.
Dimitri, a gray bunny, says MISTER MAYOR, WHY BUILD
A BRIDGE OVER TUMBLETOWN LAKE?
Mayor says I REPEAT, WE ARE JUST
STUDYING THE MATTER.
WE HAVEN'T MADE ANY DECISIONS.
A lab rat says YEAH.
Tumbleweed says BUT WE DON'T NEED
A BRIDGE OVER TUMBLETOWN LAKE!
A brown rodent says YEAH, AND SHOULDN'T THE MONEY
BE SPENT ON PROGRAMS FOR THE...
He knocks down a garbage basket.
They all laugh.
A rodent says WHOOPS!
Tumbleweed says HE KNOCKED OVER
The brown rodent says I DID.
Mayor says EVERYBODY, WE HAVEN'T
MADE A FINAL DECISION ABOUT THE
WHEN WE DO, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW,
Tumbleweed says SNEAKING AWAY
YOU CAN'T SEE ME.
On a boat, Tumbleweed says WHY DID HE WANT TO BUILD A
THAT'S A, THAT'S A CRAZY IDEA.
In his red car, Tumbleweed says I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY'RE EVEN
THINKING ABOUT BUILDING A
JUST WAIT TILL I WRITE MY
Tumbleweed arrives at the Tumbletown Gazette.
Tumbleweed says AND DONE.
OKAY, PRESS PRINT AND IT'S DONE!
Twiggy reads the newspaper front page and says TUMBLETOWN BRIDGE A BAD IDEA?
WHY IS HE SAYING THAT?
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A NEW
HMM, SAYS HERE THAT THE BRIDGE
WILL BE EXPENSIVE.
Brent, a black and white bunny, says HEY, BUDDY, TO PAY FOR IT,
THE CITY WILL IMPOSE A SEED TAX.
Twiggy says SEED TAX?
BUT I ALREADY PAY 10 SUNFLOWER
SEEDS A YEAR!
Brent says WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN THAT
Chinchilla comes along and says CHINCHILLA!
Brent says AH!
A white rodent on a boat says BOATS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO
SAIL UNDER IT.
THIS IS BAD!
WHY DOESN'T ANYBODY ASK THE
Twiggy says THE BRIDGE MAY EVEN CAUSE
FLOODING IN SOME NEARBY FARMS.
AT MY FARM?
WELL, OF ALL THE FUR BRAINED
At the Gazette, Tumbleweed says HEY, CHIEF, CAN
WE MAKE THIS QUICK?
I NEED TO WRITE MORE ANGRY
ARTICLES ABOUT THE BRIDGE.
Chief says LOOK, SLOW DOWN,
I NEED TO KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND
Tumbleweed says FACTS ABOUT WHAT?
Chief says WELL, ABOUT HOW TAXES
WILL GO UP, HOW THE BRIDGE WILL
BLOCK SHIPS AND CAUSE FLOODS.
Tumbleweed says WELL, I JUST
THINK THE BRIDGE IS A BAD IDEA
AND THOSE THINGS COULD HAPPEN.
Chief says TUMBLEWEED, THAT IS
YOUR OPINION, NOT A FACT.
Tumbleweed says A WHATY WHAT NOW?
Chief says YOU THINK THOSE THINGS
MAY HAPPEN BUT YOU CAN'T PROVE
IT'S AN OPINION.
Tumbleweed says AND THE PROBLEM
Chief says OH, AS A JOURNALIST,
YOU NEED TO BACK UP YOUR OPINION
DID THEY DO ANY TESTS TO SEE IF
THERE WOULD BE FLOODING?
ARE THERE EXPERTS WHO AGREE WITH
Tumbleweed says WELL, NO BUT I
REALLY THINK THESE THINGS COULD
Chief says THEN IT'S AN OPINION.
NOT A FACT.
Tumbleweed says OH, SO I JUST
NEED TO GO FIND SOME PROOF.
Chief says YES, DO THAT, WOULD
Tumbleweed says RIGHTY RIGHT,
CHECK, OKAY, SWELL, CHIEF!
He parks by the library and says WHOA!
Tumbleweed goes over a pile of books and says HMM, IT SEEMS
THAT THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD
REASONS TO BUILD A BRIDGE AND IF
THEY BUILD IT TALL ENOUGH, IT
WON'T BLOCK THE SHIPS AT ALL AND
THERE'S NOTHING HERE ABOUT
MAYBE I OVER-REACTED.
OH BOY, ANOTHER PRESS
I WONDER IF THERE WILL BE
OH, AND THE BRIDGE THING TOO.
At the playground, Mayor says IT SEEMS THAT SOME OF
YOU MAY HAVE GOTTEN THE WRONG
IDEA ABOUT THE BRIDGE.
Tumbleweed laughs and says YEAH, THAT WAS ME.
Mayor says WELL, I'M HAPPY TO
RELEASE THE RESULTS OF OUR
OUR CONCLUSION, WE WILL NOT
BUILD THE BRIDGE.
Mayor says INSTEAD, I DECIDED TO
BRING YOU THIS.
He uncovers a self-portrait.
All say YAY!
Tumbleweed says UM, OKAY?
Mayor says ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL?
The lab rat says I LOVE IT.
Mayor says FINALLY SOMETHING THAT
WILL INSPIRE THE PEOPLE OF
The lab rat says YAY!
Mayor says MY GIFT TO THE FINE
CITIZENS OF THIS CITY.
Brown rodent knocks down the garbage again.
They all laugh.
Tumbleweed says HE DID IT AGAIN!
Brown rodent says I KNOCKED IT OVER.
Tumbleweed says OH, BEST PRESS
The book closes and the caption "The end" appears.
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