Transcript: Why does bread get moldy?
Three-eyed Aazoo, an animated orange alien sits beside Blynk, a one eyed green alien, who pilots a spaceship past meteoroids in space. A girl wears her black hair pulled away from her face. She wears a pink blouse and smiles as she waves. Blynk and Aazoo have fun with different experiments in their spaceship.
A singer sings, BLYNK AND AAZOO,
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.
Blynk and Aazoo wave beside text that reads, Blynk and Aazoo. Ask, Explore, Discover!
Blynk hums while working at a desk in the spaceship. Aazoo joins Blynk with a plate of muffins. Blynk turns to Aazoo.
Blynk says, AHH EE!
Aazoo says, MM.
Aazoo holds the plate of three muffins toward Blynk.
Aazoo says, BLYNK?
Blynk says, HMM.
Blynk takes a muffin and giggles.
Blynk says, GRATU AAZOO.
Blynk munches on the muffin. Aazoo takes a muffin from the plate and places the muffin plate on Blynk’s desk. Aazoo squeals and eats the muffin. The two alien friends look at the last muffin on the plate.
They say, OOH!
The friends both reach for the muffin plate.
Blynk says, DAS MAH BOO, AAZOO.
Aazoo and Blynk grunt as they each pull at the plate. The plate slips out of Blynk’s hands and the last muffin goes flying through the spaceship. It splats onto M.A.V.I.S, a computer.
M.A.V.I.S says, HOW NICE OF YOU TO SHARE.
M.A.V.I.S says, INCOMING INQUIRY.
INQUIRY BOOTH TRANSMITTING.
Blynk and Aazoo smile. They look excited. Aazoo squeals and drops the muffin plate. The two friends run to two screens on a wall. A boy with short black hair who wears a yellow shirt appears on one of the screens, waving.
The boy says, HI, BLYNK AND AAZOO.
MY NAME IS ZAYDEN.
Text reads, Zayden.
Zayden says, AND MY QUESTION IS WHY
DOES BREAD GO MOLDY?
Blynk and Aazoo say, OOH!
They whisper to each other indistinctly. They shrug.
Blynk and Aazoo say, HANNA.
M.A.V.I.S says, BLYNK AND AAZOO DO NOT
SEEM TO HAVE AN ANSWER…
Zayden looks disappointed.
M.A.V.I.S adds, …BUT AT YEAST THEY TRIED.
M.A.V.I.S says, GET IT?
Blynk and Aazoo look confused
M.A.V.I.S says, HA HA.
Blynk and Aazoo glance at each other.
M.A.V.I.S says, INTERSTELLAR SCIENCE
COUNCIL CALLING, CAPTAIN.
A woman with long blond hair who wears a pink shirt appears on the second screen beside Zayden. Zayden and the woman wave.
The woman says, HI EVERYONE.
Text reads, Jessie, Scientist.
Jessie says, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT
BLYNK, EARTH FILES PLEASE.
SUBCATEGORY THE FUNGUS AMONG US.
Blynk works on a screen where text reads, Earth Files, The Fungus Among Us. A video of moldy bread plays.
Jessie says, MOLD IS ACTUALLY ALIVE!
AND IT LIKES TO FEED ON BREAD
JUST AS MUCH AS YOU AND I.
Zayden says, REALLY?
SO IS IT SOME KIND OF ANIMAL?
Jessie says, IT'S NOT AN ANIMAL OR A PLANT.
Blynk and Aazoo say, HUH?
Jessie says, MOLD IS ACTUALLY A TYPE OF
Text over a picture of moldy food reads, Fungus.
Jessie says, …OR FUNGI IF WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT MORE THAN ONE.
Text reads, Fungi.
M.A.V.I.S says, THERE ARE ABOUT 144,000 KNOWN
SPECIES OF FUNGI ON EARTH.
Different pictures of fungi are displayed.
Zayden says, HEY, SOME OF
THOSE LOOK LIKE MUSHROOMS!
Jessie says, THAT'S RIGHT.
MUSHROOMS AND MOLD ARE
BOTH TYPES OF FUNGI.
FUNGI FEED OFF OF DEAD AND
PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND FOOD.
Strawberries turn moldy in a timelapse.
Zayden asks, SO HOW DID IT GET THERE
IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Jessie says, MOLD GROWS FROM TINY
LITTLE DUST-LIKE PARTICLES,
Text reads, Spores.
Jessie says, SPORES ARE BASICALLY BABY
FUNGI AND THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!
EVEN IN THE AIR AROUND US RIGHT
Blynk and Aazoo gasp.
They say, HUH, WHERE?
The friends look around them.
M.A.V.I.S says, FUNGAL SPORES
ARE MICROSCOPIC IN SIZE
AND CAN BE SPREAD BY WIND,
OR STICKING TO INSECTS AND TO
Jessie says, IF SPORES FIND THE RIGHT
OF MOISTURE, WARMTH,
AND FOOD, THEY CAN GROW
AND DOUBLE IN SIZE IN JUST TWO
Zayden says, WHOA, GOOD THING THAT
MOLD GROW ON MY BREAD
AND NOT MY PILLOW.
She says, FUNGI DON'T NEED SUNLIGHT,
SO THEY CAN GROW PRETTY MUCH
M.A.V.I.S says, AFFIRMATIVE.
FUNGI CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER THE
ON LAND AND IN WATER.
Jessie says, FUNGI ARE FASCINATING
BECAUSE THEY COME IN SO
MANY SHAPES AND SIZES.
SOME EVEN LOOK LIKE THEY'RE
FROM ANOTHER PLANET!
M.A.V.I.S says, THE DEVIL'S FINGER
GROWS FROM A SLIMY EGG
UNTIL IT REVEALS IT'S
THAT SMELL LIKE ROTTING FLESH.
Pictures of the fungus are displayed with text that reads, Devil’s Finger.
Zayden says, EEW.
Jessie says, IF YOU THINK THAT'S GROSS,
WOULD YOU EAT A BLEEDING TOOTH?
Zayden says, NO!
M.A.V.I.S says, THE BLEEDING TOOTH
IS FOUND IN NORTH AMERICA AND
Pictures of the fungus are displayed with text that reads, Bleeding Fungus.
Jessie says, THIS IS A MUSHROOM
THAT OOZES RED SAP THAT LOOKS
APPARENTLY IT'S EDIBLE,
BUT I DON'T THINK MANY
PEOPLE HAVE TRIED IT.
Zayden says, I WOULDN'T EITHER, BUT WHY
DO THEY LOOK LIKE THAT?
Jessie says, WELL, MUSHROOMS GROW
IN WEIRD AND WILD SHAPES
TO ATTRACT INSECTS, TO
SPREAD THEIR SPORES.
Pictures of different types of mushrooms are displayed with text that reads, Mushrooms.
Zayden says, OH, OKAY, THAT MAKES SENSE.
A picture of a red mushroom is displayed. An alarm beeps while a red X flashes over the mushroom.
M.A.V.I.S says, DANGER, DANGER, NEVER
Zayden says, HEY, I'VE SEEN
THOSE IN VIDEO GAMES!
Jessie says, BE CAREFUL THOUGH, THEY
WON'T POWER YOU UP.
THESE MUSHROOMS ARE ACTUALLY
M.A.V.I.S says, EATING POISONOUS
MUSHROOMS CAN CAUSE SICKNESS,
PARALYSIS, OR DEATH.
Zayden gasps. Aazoo whimpers. Blynk looks shocked.
Zayden says, OKAY.
I'M DEFINITELY NOT TOUCHING
ANY OF THOSE WILD MUSHROOMS.
Jessie says, GOOD IDEA.
THERE ARE LOTS OF FUNGI
THAT CAN MAKE US SICK,
BUT THERE ARE JUST AS MANY THAT
AND EVEN HEALTHY FOR US.
BLYNK, THE FRIENDLY FUNGI FILES
Blynk pulls up a file. Text reads, Friendly Fungo. A new file opens.
Jessie says, SO WE KNOW THAT FUNGI GROWS ON
BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT FUNGI
GROWS IN YOUR BREAD TOO?
M.A.V.I.S says, AFFIRMATIVE.
A person rolls a ball of dough.
M.A.V.I.S says, BREAD IS MADE WITH YEAST,
A MICROSCOPIC FUNGI.
Text over a bowl reads, Yeast.
Zayden says, OH, WE USE YEAST
WHEN WE MAKE PIZZA.
Dough rises in a bowl in a timelapse.
Zayden asks, IS THAT WHAT MAKES THE DOUGH
Jessie says, YOU GOT IT!
AND THAT PIZZA PROBABLY
ALSO HAD CHEESE ON IT,
WHICH IS ALSO MADE WITH THE HELP
People add mushrooms to a pizza.
Zayden says, AND I TOPPED IT WITH MUSHROOMS
SO I GUESS I HAD A FUNGI FEAST.
She says, SOUNDS DELISH!
BUT FUNGI, AREN'T JUST GOOD FOR
A LOT OF MEDICINE IS MADE WITH
M.A.V.I.S says, SOME EXAMPLES INCLUDE
WHICH HELPS TO MANAGE
Text over a picture of a syringe reads, Insulin.
M.A.V.I.S adds, …AND PENICILLIN,
USED TO TREAT MANY DIFFERENT
Text over a picture of pills reads, Penicillin.
Jessie says, FUNGI CAN EVEN HELP
AND TREES SEND MESSAGES
TO EACH OTHER UNDERGROUND!
An arrow underground points to a root connecting two trees. Text reads, Fungi.
Zayden says, WOW, FUNGI ARE REALLY AWESOME.
Jessie says, THEY CAN HELP US HAVE FUN TOO.
FUNGI ARE USED TO MAKE ITACONIC
THE INGREDIENT THAT MAKES THESE
PLASTIC BRICKS EXTRA STRONG.
Pictures of interlocking plastic toy bricks are displayed.
Zayden says, WHAT?
Jessie says, IT'S AMAZING WHAT WE CAN MAKE
AND LEARN FROM THINGS
IN THE NATURAL WORLD.
Blynk says, GA-HA!
M.A.V.I.S says, INSPIRATION DETECTED.
INVENTION STATION IS READY,
(Funky music plays)
In the spaceships invention station, Blynk dumps a box of different metal items into a chute. The metal falls through the chute and a container with a spray nozzle rolls out on a conveyer belt. Blynk grabs the container and carries it out to Aazoo while giggling.
Blynk says, BA SEE!
Blynk removes the lid of the container.
Blynk says, OOH BLAH TAH.
Blynk drops a muffin inside the container. The lid closes. Blynk shakes the container and sprays the floor. Muffin’s appear.
Aazoo says, WOW!
Aazoo takes a muffin off the floor and eats it. Blynk sprays the air. A muffin falls into Blynk’s mouth.
M.A.V.I.S says, IT APPEARS BLYNK HAS INVENTED
A MUFFIN SPORE MAKING DEVICE.
Blynk munches on the muffin. Zayden and Jessie grin. Jessie nods. Aazoo mutters indistinctly. Aazoo tries to grab Blynk’s muffin spore making device.
Blynk says, DAS MAH BOO, DAS MAH BOO AAZOO.
Blynk and Aazoo grunt as they each pull on the device. The device explodes and the aliens become covered in muffins.
Jessie says, LOOKS LIKE YOUR INVENTION
WORKED A LITTLE TOO WELL BLYNK.
Zayden says, WELL, AT LEAST SOME FUNGI!
Zayden and Jessie wave.
Blynk says, HOLLO.
Aazoo squeaks. Aazoo and Blynk fall over and groan.
M.A.V.I.S says, THE QUEST FOR ANSWERS
ALL SYSTEMS ENGAGED.
(Blynk and Aazoo squeaking)
Text reads, Blynk and Aazoo. Ask, Explore, Discover!
(Upbeat music plays)
Aazoo and Mavis, Lizzie Haines.
Blynk, WK Davis.
Series Producers/Directors, Lizzie Haines, WK Davis.
A singer sings, BLYNK AND AAZOO,
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.
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Executive Producer, TVOkids, Marney Malabar.
Executive in Charge, TVOkids, Kirsten Hurd.
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