Transcript: Gloomy Gardening
An animated city is by a river.
A title appears on a green hill. Text reads: TVOkids and ABC presents Big Words, Small Stories
Children say, BIG WORDS, SMALL STORIES.
A title reads: Gloomy Gardening. Written by Jessica Hopcraft
Poppy says, GLOOMY GARDENING.
Poppy sits at a table. She has dark hair in a long braid and wears a green headband and a blue and green dress.
Poppy’s dad, Liam comes in, with Aunt Ria and Chaz, Poppy’s dog.
Liam says, POPPY, LET'S GO! THE GARDEN ISN'T GOING TO GROW ITSELF. WELL, IT IS! BUT IT NEEDS OUR HELP.
Poppy says, I'D LOVE TO, BUT I'M KINDA BUSY WITH THIS MINI BUILDING KIT.
Ria says, PLAYING WITH TINY TOYS ISN'T AN EXCUSE, PETAL. LET'S GO.
Poppy says, AUNT RIA, I LOVE TO DIG WEEDS AND PLANT VEGGIES AS MUCH AS THE NEXT KID BUT--
Liam says, HOW ABOUT YOU SAVE YOUR ENERGY FOR DIGGING?
Poppy says, FINE.
Poppy is outside.
Ria says, OKAY, POPPY! YOU CAN PLANT THESE SEEDS IN THOSE BEDS.
Poppy asks, WHERE ARE THE HOLES FOR THE SEEDS?
Liam says, THEY'LL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIG THEM!
Chaz says, I'LL DIG. YOU PLANT.
Poppy looks up at clouds moving in.
Poppy says, OH NO! WE HAVE TO STOP GARDENING RIGHT NOW AND GO INSIDE! THOSE CLOUDS LOOK REALLY... REALLY... OMINOUS!
The colourful Sprinklers appear.
Sprinklers cry, OMINOUS!
Text reads: OMINOUS
The Sprinkle Fairy flies in. She has grey hair and holds a wand with a gold star.
Sprinkle Fairy says, OMINOUS MEANS THE FEELING THAT SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN. YOU KNOW, LIKE HOW POPPY THINKS THOSE CLOUDS ARE ABOUT TO BRING STORMY WEATHER.
Poppy says, SPRINKLE FAIRY! DID YOU SEE ANY RAIN?
Sprinkle Fairy says, I DELIVER WORDS, NOT WEATHER! ANY-HOO, I'M OFF. I NEED TO TAKE MY WAND TO GET FIXED. IT TURNED A'S INTO B'S AND C'S INTO D'S!
The Sprinkle Fairy flies away.
Chaz asks, CAN WE START PLANTING?
Poppy says, BUT IT'S GOING TO RAIN!
Liam says, A FEW TINY DROPS WON'T HURT. IF IT'S WORSE, WE'LL GO INSIDE.
Poppy says, DID I SAY RAIN? I MEANT AN OMINOUS STORM!
Chaz says, YOU KNOW WHAT WILL GET YOU INSIDE FASTER? DOING THIS FASTER.
Poppy says, BUT WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO BE DOING THIS, SLOWLY OR FASTLY?
Chaz says, 'FASTLY' ISN'T A WORD!
Two tiny yellow Sprinklers climb a bag of dirt. A bee buzzes past them and they fall.
Poppy throws seeds on a garden bed, while Chaz digs with a small shovel.
Poppy says, HMM...
She takes out a tablet. The screen shows storms clouds. Poppy presses play.
Poppy hides the tablet behind her back and puts a hand to her mouth.
Poppy cries, OH! THOSE SOUNDS ARE SO OMINOUS! QUICK! WE SHOULD GET INSIDE.
A voice on the tablet says, YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO STORM SOUNDS NO. 3.
Ria says, OH, POPPY.
Liam says, THAT MINI BUILDING THINGY WILL STILL BE THERE WHEN YOU GET INSIDE.
Poppy says, I KNOW BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED! SO LIFELIKE!
Chaz says, SPEAKING OF LIFELIKE, WHAT'S MORE LIFELIKE THAN PLANTING ACTUAL SEEDS?
Poppy sighs, FINE.
More Sprinklers try to climb the bag of dirt. They use a ladder made of twigs, but it breaks.
Betty is on the other side of a fence. She holds an electric fan.
Betty says, HI POPPY! YOU SHOULD GET INSIDE. THOSE CLOUDS LOOK OMINOUS!
Text reads: Ominous.
Poppy asks, CAN I BORROW YOUR FAN?
Betty says, SURE.
Betty says, I'LL NEED IT BACK THOUGH. I'M SHOOTING A MUSIC VIDEO LATER AND WITHOUT A BREEZE IN YOUR HAIR, THERE'S JUST NO MAGIC!
Poppy says, NO PROBLEM!
Chaz kneels as he digs in the garden. Wind blows dirt and water.
Chaz says, HMM...
Ria and Liam look up as leaves blow past.
Poppy says, FIRST THE OMINOUS CLOUDS, AND NOW THE WIND! A STORM IS GOING TO START
ANY SECOND NOW!
Liam says, MAYBE WE SHOULD GO IN.
Ria says, HMM...
Ria goes to the fan and turns it off.
Poppy asks, HOW DID THAT GET THERE?
Ria says, YOU CAN DO SOME WEEDING NOW, POPPY.
Poppy says, NO! NOT WEEDING!
Ria says, POPPY.
Liam and Chaz both says, HMM.
Poppy says, FINE.
Poppy trudges away.
The Sprinklers run at the bag. It splits and covers them in dirt.
Poppy digs up a weed.
Liam says, YOU REALLY WANT US TO BELIEVE YOUR OMINOUS WARNINGS, DON’T YOU?
Text reads: Ominous
Poppy says, I'VE BEEN WAITING TO BUILD ONE OF THESE MINIATURE KITS FOREVER!
Poppy says, THAT WASN'T ME!
Liam says, QUICK! LET'S HEAD INSIDE!
Liam and Poppy run.
Poppy sits at the table by the kit.
Poppy says YES!
Chaz asks, SO, WHAT IS THIS MINI SET ANYWAY?
Poppy says, A CUTE, LIFELIKE, ITSY-BITSY VEGETABLE GARDEN!
(Liam and Chaz giggle)
Chaz says, WOW! ALL THOSE PIECES AND THE HOW-TO BOOK LOOK VERY... OMINOUS.
Poppy asks, WANNA HELP?
Chaz says, YOU KNOW I DO! YOU TAKE THE VEGETABLES, I'LL TAKE THE GARDEN. WE'RE GOING TO BE HERE FOR HOURS!
Credits read: Produced in Association with tvokids.
Executive Producer TVOkids Marney Malabar
Production Executive TVOkids Kirsten Hurd
Produced with the Association of The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Executive Producer ABC Jan Stradling
Copyright 2021 Big Jump Productions Inc., Moody Street Kids Pty Ltd. and Telegael
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