Transcript: Curious Crat
Cars travel on the streets of a large colourful city. A family leaves a red brick condo. A family enters a pizza shop. Another family stands outside a large yellow house. A fourth family meets in front of a yellow trailer just outside the city. The kids from the four families climb a hill in a park.
Text reads, “TVO Kids and ABC presents Big Words, Small Stories”
Text continues, “Curious Crat, written by Tim Bain”
The moon glows over the condo.
Crat, the orange cat, says,
WOO-HOO! WOW, CRIS, YOU ARE
LOOKIN' OUTTA THIS WORLD!
UH... WHY ARE YOU LOOKIN' OUTTA
BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO WATCH THE
QUEEN LAUNCH A ROCKET TONIGHT!
Crat adds, WHY?
BECAUSE ROCKETS ARE COOL.
Crat continues, WHY?
BECAUSE THEY EXPLORE SPACE.
Cris walks away from Crat.
Crat asks, HOW?
Pink and yellow creatures leap out of Cris’ running shoes. The running shoes have spaceship designs on them.
I'LL TELL YOU ON THE WAY.
WE'RE RUNNING LATE.
HMM. HOW LATE?
TONIGHT YOU ARE REALLY...
The pink and yellow creatures cheer,
The Sprinkle Fairy with flapping wings and a wand floats down to the word inquisitive.
INQUISITIVE MEANS TO BE CURIOUS.
YOU KNOW, LIKE HOW CRAT WANTS TO
KNOW THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING!
WHAT DOES THAT WAND DO?
The fairy responds,
IT HELPS ME GET OUT OF ANSWERING
TOO MANY QUESTIONS. TOODLES!
The fairy flies away from Cris and Crat.
Grandpa Rex says,
WITH BEING INQUISITIVE -
ONCE I WENT ON A TRIP
TO EXPLORE THE CURIOSITIES
OF THE TOWN GARBAGE DUMP
AND FOUND THE PERFECT CHAIR!
Grandpa Rex leans back in a recliner and closes his eyes.
UHH... GREAT STORY, GRANDPA REX.
Crat reads a book,
JUST A SEC. DETECTIVE
TRIPPLETHORPE IS SO INQUISITIVE!
LOTS OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS.
OOH, WHAT'S THAT STRANGE THREAD?
A blue thread hangs from Cris's spaceship jacket.
WHAT THREAD? THERE'S NO TIME!
THERE'S ALWAYS TIME TO BE
Crat jumps on the thread.
Crat rips off a jacket sleeve.
Grandpa Rex adds,
SUCH AN INQUISITIVE CAT!
MAYBE HE COULD TRY BEING
A LITTLE LESS INQUISITIVE.
Crat asks, WHY?
A yellow creature points up to the moon as it stands on one side of a seesaw. Two other creatures leap off Grandpa Rex’s recliner and land on the other side of the seesaw. The yellow creature is shot out the door and into a plant outside.
Cris, Crat, and Grandpa Rex wait at a bus stop. A puddle fills the sidewalk in front of them.
Crat points to a poster in a shop window.
He asks, WHAT'S THAT?
A POSTER. FOR FANCY YOGURT.
Crat smiles as he looks at the puddle.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO THIS?
Crat jumps in the puddle. Water splashes on Cris and Grandpa Rex.
CRAT! NOT COOL!
A red and white bus stops at the bus stop. Cris, Crat, and Grandpa Rex board it. The bus travels on a city street.
HOW DO THE WHEELS GO ROUND?
WHY DOES THAT WOMAN'S HAT
DO YOU THINK THAT MAN KNOWS
HIS GREEN SHORTS AND
ORANGE T-SHIRT MATCH PERFECTLY?
AND WHY DOES THE DRIVER
LOOK SO GRUMPY?
Five creatures run across a field toward a giant spaceship.
Cris, Crat, and Grandpa Rex sit in the last row of bleachers as they watch the spaceship launch.
(Sigh of relief)
THE LAST SEATS!
Crat looks at a door with a no entry sign.
WHERE DOES THAT DOOR LEAD TO?
THAT CLEARLY SAYS 'NO ENTRY'.
Cris looks around as Crat approaches the door.
Crat opens the door and walks inside. The door closes behind him.
CRAT! COME BACK!
Cris walks past Grandpa Rex.
Grandpa Rex asks,
CRIS! WHERE YOU GOIN'?
WE HAVE TO GET CRAT!
Grandpa Rex adds,
AND I JUST SAT DOWN.
Cris opens the door and walks into the no-entry area. Grandpa Rex follows him up a staircase inside.
Cris finds Crat sitting on a control panel and looking outside.
LOOK, THERE'S A GREAT VIEW
OF THE QUEEN FROM HERE!
The Queen states,
WELCOME TO THE FIRST EVER
COLOSSUS ROCKET LAUNCH!
THESE ARE EXCELLENT SEATS!
Grandpa Rex responds,
SOMETIMES BEIN' INQUISITIVE
IS A GOOD THING!
Text reads, “Inquisitive”
Cris looks at the control panel.
WAIT... JUPITER'S MOONS!
WE'RE IN THE ROCKET!
WE NEED TO GET OUTTA HERE!
Grandpa Rex closes his eyes as he reclines in the captain’s chair. He opens them again.
AND I JUST SAT DOWN.
Crat looks at red and green buttons on the control panel.
OOH! WHAT DOES THIS DO?
Cris turns back to Crat.
DON'T EVEN THINK
ABOUT PRESSING IT!
WHY NOT? IT'S JUST A HARMLESS
Crat presses the green button.
Cris shouts, NOOO!
The spaceship shakes.
Dark smoke blows out from the bottom of the spaceship.
Grandpa Rex shouts,
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
Cris, Crat, and Grandpa Rex hurry out of the spaceship.
The spaceship blasts off. The creatures inside cheer. The smoke clears. Cris, Crat, and Grandpa Rex look up from the ground below.
Grandpa Rex says,
SOMETIMES BEING INQUISITIVE IS A
GOOD THING, SOMETIMES IT ISN'T.
The Queen adds
NOT COOL, YOU THREE.
She bows dust off her crown and puts it back on.
The Queen continues,
I AM SO SORRY, YOUR MAJESTY.
I HAVE A VERY INQUISITIVE CAT.
Crat looks at a loose thread on the Queen’s pink cape.
Cris looks shocked. Crat raises a paw.
DON'T EVEN THINK--
Crat tears off the Queen’s cape.
Text reads, “Produced in association with TVO Kids. A Canada - Ireland / Canada - Australia Co-production Between, Big Jump, Telegael, and Moody Street Kids”.
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