Transcript: Leaf Patrol
In animation, different homes in a city, suburbs and countryside appear.
A title appears on a hill. It reads: TVOKids and ABC presents. Big Words, Small Stories
Children say, BIG WORDS, SMALL STORIES.
A title reads: Leaf Patrol. Written by Tim Bain
A child’s voice says, LEAF PATROL
Autumn leaves blow through a park. Cris walks with Chrissy and Christy, followed by the cat, Crat.
Cris says, WOW! A BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY. SO PRETTY, SO PEACEFUL, SO PERFECT FOR—
Crat jumps on Cris.
Crat cries, LEAF JUMPING! OUTTA MY WAY! LEAF-LEAPIN' CAT... COMIN' THROUGH!
Crat jumps in piles of leaves.
Chrissy runs forward. She has long brown hair and wears a white and yellow shirt with a blue skirt.
Chrissy cries, ME FIRST!
Christy follows. She is identical to Chrissy.
Christy cries, ME SECOND!
They jump in leaves.
Crat and the twins cry, WOO-HOO!
Crat cries, LEAF SHOWER!
Cris picks up a leaf. He has brown hair and wears a green sweater over red pants.
Cris says, PERFECT FOR FINDING THE PERFECT LEAF FOR MY PERFECT LEAF COLLECTION. SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM - BROWN, ORANGE, YELLOW, RED. THOUSANDS OF LEAVES! A... A...
PLETHORA OF LEAVES!
Creatures appear and cry, PLETHORA!
A red double-decker bus drives by.
Text reads: Plethora
The Sprinkle Fairy flies in. She has tall grey hair and holds a wand. She is dressed in purple.
Sprinkle Fairy says, PLETHORA MEANS A WHOLE LOT OF SOMETHING. YOU KNOW, LIKE THE THOUSANDS OF COLOURFUL LEAVES THAT CRIS JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF!
Cris says, AH! A GOOD LEAF IS A BOY'S BEST FRIEND!
Crat says, HEY!
Cris says, OH, SECOND BEST FRIEND!
Sprinkle Fairy says, UGH, AN AUTUMN BREEZE IS A FABULOUS HAIRDO'S WORST ENEMY! TOODLES!
The Sprinkle Fairy flies away.
Three creatures look at a hot dog on a park bench. One runs toward it and is blown back by a leaf.
Cris peers at a leaf.
Cris says, HMM... TOO GREEN. TOO CRINKLY. TOO WEIRDLY SHAPED.
Cris says, AH-HAH! PERFECT COLOUR! PERFECT BLADES! THE PERFECT LEAF!
Crat says, THE PERFECT PILE! INCOMING!
Crat runs and jumps into a pile of leaves.
Cris says, UGH!
Cris cries, CRAT! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? MY LEAF!
A red leaf blows away.
Crat says, SORRY, CRIS. I'LL TRACK DOWN THAT LEAF!
Crat looks around.
Crat says, EH, SHOULD BE A CINCH. WHOA! THERE'S MILLIONS OF THEM! A PLETHORA! WHO KNEW?
Cris says, EVERYONE. IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR.
Crat says, LEAVE IT WITH ME.
A chipmunk holds an acorn with a red leaf attached.
Crat says, YOU! HAND OVER THAT LEAF!
Crat and the chipmunk tug on the acorn.
The acorn breaks in half. Crat hold the half with the leaf.
(Chipmunk chitters, blows raspberry)
The chipmunk runs off.
Crat holds the leaf out to Cris. He shakes his head.
Cris says, NMM-HMM.
Chaz sits on a stump, eating an apple with a green leaf. Crat jumps over to him.
Crat cries, AH-HAH! GIVE ME THAT!
Crat shows the apple to Cris.
A beetle eats a leaf.
Crat cries, DON'T EAT THAT! NOOO!
A red leaf blows past.
Crat cries, YESSS!
Crat runs after the leaf. He tries to pounce on the leaf.
(Grunt, small gasp)
Crat chases the leaf.
The creatures try to lasso the hot dog. The rope misses and loops around the chipmunk. It walks away, pulling a creature with it.
The leaf lands on sand. Crat jumps on it.
Crat says, UGH! SAND! THOUSANDS OF TEENY TINY GRAINS OF SAND! A PLETHORA OF THEM!
Text reads: Plethora
The leaf blows away.
Crat jumps after the leaf and misses, landing on the sand.
Crat gets up and chases the leaf. It is blown against his face.
A person uses a leaf blower.
Crat says, EXCUSE ME? WOULD YOU MIND NOT BLOWING THAT... IN THIS DIRECTION!?
Crat is blown back.
(Machine turns off)
Crat raises a paw from a pile of leaves.
Crat says, THANK YOU!
A creature glides onto the park bench using a leaf. The creature pulls out a fork. The other creatures cheer.
The leaf blower blows the hot dog away.
The creature cries, NO!
The hot dog falls off the bench.
Cris says, SO, BUDDY? DID YOU FIND MY LEAF?
Crat asks, ERM... IS THIS IT?
Crat holds up a red leaf.
Cris says, NO.
A red leaf floats by.
Cris says, THERE IT IS!
Cris runs after the leaf. It lands on top of a big pile of leaves.
Cris says, EVERYONE STAY STILL. NO ONE MOVE A MUSCLE.
Crat cries, INCOMING!
Cris says, CRAT! NO!
Crat skids to a stop.
Crat says, I MEAN, ERM... I'LL JUST GO GET IT.
Crat climbs a tree by the leaf pile. He goes out on a branch and reaches for the leaf.
Crat says, GOT IT!
Crat holds the leaf up. He slides down the tree and goes to Cris.
Crat says, THERE YOU ARE, SIR. ALL YOURS. LEAF-HUNTING CAT AT YOUR SERVICE.
Cris says, WOW!
Cris kneels on the ground.
Cris cries, A FOUR-LEAFED CLOVER! THE PERFECT CLOVER IN A PLETHORA OF THREE-LEAFED CLOVERS!
Text reads: Plethora
Cris says, PERFECT FOR MY CLOVER COLLECTION!
Crat looks unimpressed.
Crat says, OH, GREAT.
A leaf blows on Crat’s face.
Credits read: Produced in Association with tvokids
Executive Producer TVOKids Marney Malabar
Production Executive TVOKids Kirsten Hurd
Produced with the assistance of The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Executive Producer ABC Jan Stradling
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