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Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a princess and a peasant. She lived in a glittering castle. There, she had a servant who kept her castle in order, prepared her breakfast, and chose her daily robes for the day. She had fame. She had fortune. She had (clears throat) product indorsements. But she was not what she was seemed. On the other hand, in a humble village far away, the peasant had none of her luxuries, but he had a dream. So, with a fond farewell from his closest friends and gifts of good luck, best wishes and useless junk, although it’s the thought that counts, his world was about to clash with hers in a place called: Hollywood!
Chorus: (song: Our Time Has Come/Hollywood) ♪ Our time has come ♪ Walk in the sun ♪ Oh I’ve packed my hopes, we’re ready to roll ♪ We’re on our way, ♪ With a little faith we can, ♪ Step from the shadows and tell everyone, ♪ Turn the spotlight on, ♪ Now our time has come, ♪ Our time has come, ♪ We’re straight through the sun, ♪ Oh with our heart and soul, ♪ Watch us go, ♪ We’re on our way, ♪ With a little love we know, ♪ Nothing can stop us, ♪ So tell everyone, ♪
(song: Danny’s Arrival Song)
Danny: ♪ Since I was a little kitten, I had a dream, ♪ My name in lights: Danny the Song and Dance Cat! ♪ I got on a bus and came to the town, where dreams can come true. ♪ It’s gonna happen for me. ♪ It could happen for you. ♪
Pudge: Who me?
Danny: ♪ You can do anything if you try, ♪ The most impossible dreams can come true, ♪ If you believe it! ♪ This is my kind of town, ♪ It’s clear as the nose on your face! ♪ Wow. This is the time, ♪ This is the place. ♪ This is the time… ♪
Pudge: So long!
Danny: ♪ This must be the place! Hollywood! ♪ Where the streets are paid with gold. ♪ Where the kitties never grow old, ♪ In Hollywood! ♪ Hollywood! Where the stars don’t shine at night, ♪ They walk in the broad daylight, In Hollywood! ♪ Dig that face, ♪ You ain’t seen nothin’ like it anyplace! ♪ It’s right up on the movie screen, ♪ If you know what I mean , ♪ Look at me, I’m gonna be the cat to see, ♪ I’m going down to history, Just watch me! ♪ Hollywood! ♪ Where the streets are paid with gold! ♪ Where dreams can never grow old, ♪ Right here in Hollywood! ♪
Danny: Hiya m’am how ya doing?
Danny: My name’s Danny mind if I sit down? Oh excuse me.
Tillie: Cranston! Oh don’t mind him Danny. He was just leaving! (knocks Cranston aside) Hi, I’m Tillie this is Cranston. Cranston, Danny, Danny, Cranston, Frances, Danny, Danny, Frances, T.W., Danny, Danny, T.W! So, new in town?
Danny: I just arrived. I hear Farley Wink gives good parts for animals.
Frances: If you call hanging from a hook a good part.
Tillie: Well at least it’s part huh?
T.W.: There’s no use trying, Miss Tillie. My fortune cookie last night said, "Give it up, you loser."
Frances: I need a drink.
Danny: Let’s see go to Hollywood, check.
Tillie: Whatcha got there?
Danny: Well, I was hoping if I work really hard by Friday, I’ll land my first big part. Well, that’s how it worked for you guys, right?
Frances and Cranston: Oh, sure! Right!
Cranston: Why not Thursday?
Tillie: Now Danny I hear they’re casting a big Noah’s Ark movie. Lots of work for animals. Oh your tie looks crooked, let me fix you up. Good Luck. (snort laughs)
Danny: Thanks a lot!
Farley: Look, you big ape! I need those monkeys for the ark picture! Yes, hello? You caught me at a bad time; I’m casting the ark picture! Get off the line! Yes, hello! Wink here.
Danny: Mr. Wink?
Danny: If you have any openings for a talented cat, I’m your man.
Danny: I mean, cat.
Farley: All right! Send over those two chickens and two lions, but don’t send them over in the same car this time! Sheesh! Ok, let’s see now (starts yammering)… Burros, Camels, Caribou, Cats. Say you! Can you play a cat?
Danny: I am a cat!
Farley: How would you like to be in the next Darla Dimple picture?
Danny: "The" Darla Dimple? America’s Sweetheart Lover of Children and Animals?
Farley: One and the same, kid. One and the same. Just sign here, here, and here, and here… (yammers)
Tillie: Sawyer? What happened to you? (giggles)
T.W.: Walk under a ladder? Sm-smash a mirror?
Cranston: Have you looked in one lately?
Sawyer: No, a cat crossed my path.
Tillie: Really? Orange Tabby?
Tillie: Straw hat?
Tillie: Green vest?
Sawyer: How’d you know?
Tillie: Ooh… hippo intuation.
Farley: ….. here and here and initial this.
Danny: Wow! This is a dream come true!
Farley: Yeah, yeah, yeah. But don’t forget: 10% of that dream is mine! Welcome to Hollywood!
Sawyer: Farley Wink’s Animal Actors Agency, may I help you? You need a lamb for the Moses picture?
Sawyer: Oh a sacrificial lamb?
Lamb: No, no…
Sawyer: Sorry fresh out. Everyday I ask myself, "Why do I put up with this"?
Frances: For the glamour.
Sawyer: What this pigsty? No offense, Herb.
Herb: None taken.
Sawyer: Only if your referring to the beauty of filing. The romance of typing. Tillie, what are you doing?
Tillie: Oh, I’m just fixing you up. You might wanna look pretty in case you meet someone nice.
Sawyer: Yeah, right. As if he’s gonna come waltzing right through that…
Farley: You’re gonna make it big, kid. You’re the cat’s meow. You can meow, can’t ya?
Danny: Of course.
Farley: Ok good. WHERE’S SAWYER?! Oh, Sawyer, sweetie baby!
Sawyer: Whatever it is, the answer is no.
Farley: Can’t find a female cat for the Ark picture. Guess who’s gonna fill in?
Sawyer: Hmm… you?
Farley: Nah, I only fill in for those davishing Clark Gable types.
Sawyer: Frankly, Clark, I don’t give a….
Sawyer: No way.
Farley: Come on, I’ll give you Sundays off.
Sawyer: I never work Sundays.
Farley: I’ll pay you double time.
Sawyer: Triple time.
Farley: Triple time?!
Sawyer: Is there an echo in here?
Farley: You’re pushing me!
Sawyer: No chow, no meow.
Farley: Ok, ok, ok… triple time! Here’s your partner he’s new in town be nice!
Sawyer: Ah, forget it!
Farley: Ah. ah, ah, a deal’s a deal. Now, get over to Mammoth Pictures! (snickers)
Danny: Wow you’re… you’re soaking wet! Is it raining outside? It was sunny when I came in. Oh let me get the door for you. Where I come from, you see clouds first, then rain falls down.
Danny: Oh sorry. Miss?
(Cut to: Mammoth Pictures, ext with rolling clouds. The gates open to the studio in all its glory, as actors, actresses, stagehands carrying props, and secretaries shuffle around on the studio lot. Danny takes a fascinated gaze at Mammoth Tower as he catches up with Sawyer.)
Turkey: Oh I’m tellin’ ya. One more plucking scene and… Pow! Right in the gizzard!
Bull: So aggravatin’ and humiliatin’. I’m outta this picture business.
Toto: There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like… home.
Danny: Guess we’re gonna be the only two cats on the ark. Pretty great huh?
Sawyer: So much for preserving the species. Hey, Kong, how’s the picture coming?!
King Kong: Oooh! Don’t get me started! Ngggh!
Danny: You know the King? Wow.
Tour Guide: And there is the billboard for Darla Dimple’s next movie Li’l Ark Angel to premeire real soon!
(Danny and Sawyer arrive at Stage 13, where the stagehands are busy preparing to film the movie.)
Stagehand 1: All right, everybody! We’re ready for Darla’s big ark!
Pudge: Hey Mister! I can help you…. push that cart for you!
Tough Guy: Hey, get lost, kid.
Pudge: I’m little, but I’m strong! (bending a straw)
Tough Guy: (dropping Pudge) Hey, get out. These sweets are for Miss Dimple. (walks away)
Pudge: Ok, you don’t have to get mad. (bumps into Danny) Oh no I’m busted.
Pudge: Hey your that cat from this morning aren’tcha?
Danny: Yeah what are you doing here?
Pudge: Oh, that ice thing is just my side job. Name’s Peabo Pudgemeyer. But you can call me Pudge. Ooh, time to start. Don’t forget your costume.
(All the animals pass through the wardrobe room and come out, dressed in their sailor outfits.)
Script Guy: Script! Script! Script!
Danny: Meow? Is that all? Where’s the rest?
Sawyer: You’re looking at it.
Danny: But, I thought this was a musical. We’re supposed be singing and dancing, aren’t we?
Frances: Oh, for the love of Moby Dick.
Sawyer: Listen, Tiger, this town has rules and around here, cats say "meow".
Danny: Oh, that’s so old hat! I’m sure nobody would mind if I jazz it up a bit.
Sawyer: Ok, learn it the hard way.
Danny: (clears throat, in a British tone) Meow. (switches to a southern tone) Meow! Dagnabbit, meow! (switches to Edward G. Robinson) Meow, see? Yeah, that’s it: Meow, meow. (Sawyer looks at him with embarrassment, as a bell rings.)
Flanigan: Quiet on the set, please. (sniffs) Quiet! Miss Dimple is ready to begin. Lights! (The lights turn on.) Camera! (Another stagehand runs the camera.) (sophisticatedly) Accctionnn. Cue the elephant.
(Woolie pokes his head through the Mammoth Pictures canvas.)
Stagehand 2: Tusk!
Stagehand 3: Tusk!
Stagehand 4: Hair.
Stagehand 2: (whispered tone) The hair, the hair! Fix the hair!
Stagehand 4: Oops, sorry.
Woolie: (trumpets twice)
Song: Little Boat on the Sea):
Darla: ♪ Now the people were oh so bad, ♪ That the lord made the rain come down. ♪ And he washed away their bad cities, ♪ and he washed away their bad towns… ♪ That all of the people drowned! ♪
Chorus: ♪ Woah….. ♪ Woah…. ♪
Darla: ♪ But for the animals it was different ♪ ’though some of them drowned too, ♪ The others were just poor animals, ♪ and they didn’t know what to do, ♪ soooo….. I built a little boat. ♪ As cute as it could be, ♪ Put all the animals two by two, ♪ in my little boat on the sea. ♪
Chorus: ♪ Little Boat on the Sea! ♪
Darla: ♪ The big cows went… ♪
Female cow: ♪ Moo. ♪
Male cow: ♪ Moo! ♪
Darla: ♪ The piggies went… ♪
Male pig: ♪ Oink. ♪
Female pig: ♪ Oink-hee. ♪
Darla: ♪ And all the little birdies went tweet-tweet-tweet in my little boat on the sea! ♪ The doggies went… ♪
Rick: ♪ Woof-woof. ♪
Lola: ♪ Bow-wow. ♪
Darla: ♪ The kitty-cat went… ♪
Sawyer: ♪ Meow. ♪
Danny: ♪ Meee-ow! ♪
Darla: ♪ The lion went… ♪
Male lion: ♪ Roar? ♪
Danny: ♪ Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow meow! ♪
Darla: ♪ In my little boat on the sea… ♪
Danny: ♪ Talking ‘bout the boat on the sea. Meow meow, meow, meow, meow, meow on the sea… ♪
(The animal cast, Darla, the stagehands, and Flanigan look at him, surprised.)
Danny: (confused) Meow?
Darla: (furious) CUT! Cut, cut, cut!
Flanigan: Cut? I mean cut cut cut.
Darla: Let me down (screams through an overhead microphone) THIS INSTANT!
Flanigan: Lower Miss Dimple! Lower her! Hurry hurry! Lower Miss Dimple!
Darla: Aaaaaah! (smack, whining)
Flanigan: Darla, Darla honey come on ooh!
Darla: (groan) Flanigan, the title of this movie is Little Ark Angel… (Flanigan chatters his teeth, as Darla yanks him down with his ascot.) Isn’t it?!
Flanigan: Yes, oh, yes!
Darla: And who here’s an angel? (breaks Flanigan’s glasses) CAN YOU TELL ME WHO HERE IS AN ANGEL?!
Flanigan: Why, you are, Darla. Sweetheart, celebrity, darling ACK! (gets choked on by Darla) Angel…
Darla: That’s right! I AM an angel. I… AM…. AN… ADORABLE LITTLE (booming) ANGEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Secretary 1: Bonbons will make it better, Miss Dimple.
Secretary 2: Hot fudge sundae, Miss Dimple?
Secretary 3: Your choo-choo?
Secretary 4: Your Darla doll?
Secretary 5: Your ducky?
Darla: I… HATE… ANIMALS!!! Especially that one! (points at Danny) Aaaah! Get me down from here! Flanigan!
Flanigan: Oh, dear! What a calamity!
Darla: Aaaaaaah! (shouts) MAX!!!
(Giant footsteps are heard outside.)
T.W.: Oh, no! We’re doomed! (hiding in an alligator’s mouth)
Tilly: Ooh.. Hide me! (grabs the wings of a stork)
(Danny looks around to see where the noise is coming from, until Max makes his entrance through the soundstage wall, scaring everyone. He even steps on a rubber duck and is able to catch Darla with his right hand.)
Max: (prying off Miss Dimple with his left hand) Yes, Miss Dimpool?
Darla: (breathes heavily and points at Danny madly)
(Max growls and cracks his knuckles.)
Cranston: Nice knowing you, pal.
(Danny is helpless as he sees the giant shape of the butler coming towards him. Danny falls backwards as Max picks him up. Poor Danny chokes along the way.)
Max: (speaks in a deep tone of voice) How does the kitty-cat gooooo?
Max: Very gooooood! (drops Danny back to the floor, causing a crater in front of Sawyer) Will that be all, Miss Dimpool?
Darla: For the moment. Thank you, Max. (pats his head as Max leaves the soundstage through the hole he has made)
Secretary 2: Your curls are fine.
Secretary 3: Your nails are precious. Good-Bye Miss Dimple!
(Darla is hoisted away, as the two secretaries look at each other with worry, groaning.)
Flanigan: Ok, people from the top! And I hope there will be no more interuptions! Humph!
Cranston: Come on Frances cue me!
Frances: So the kitty-cat went….
Cranston: Meow meow meowy meow!
Tilly: Oh now just stop that! Besides it was more like… Meow meow meowy meow meow bada dump! Danny wait. (hits Cranston) Oh… maybe one of us should talk to him.
Sawyer: Oh I’ll do it. It’s about time someone talked to him. Since he’s tip-tapped into town he’s been nothing but trouble.
Danny: Well this is gonna set me back another week. Nah better send it back a day.
Sawyer: Look Danny I’m sorry your feelings got hurt but…
Danny: What happened back there? Did I hit a sour note? Cause I can..
Sawyer: Danny! Danny, they don’t care. Don’t you get it? It’s not that simple.
Danny: It is in Kokomo.
Sawyer: Then maybe that’s where you should of stayed.
Pudge: Hey Danny…. you want some?
Danny: No thanks Pudge.
Pudge: Oh I was gonna slug that big dumb Max for you but I don’t wanna hurt the guy. So what’s that Dimple kid’s problem? I thought you were great!
Danny: Glad you liked it.
Pudge: Oh you know all that a bob doo doo dee ya aaaah!
Danny: No it’s more like… well… I’ll show you.
(piano music plays while Pudge and Danny dance)
Danny: Wait a minute. Where-where’s that music coming from?
Danny & Pudge: It’s him it’s Woolie the Mammoth! Aaaaah!
Woolie: A-ha! That’s it! B-Flat. Why, you have a natural rear for music, little fellow. Little fellow. (chortles) And, if my old eyes aren’t failing me, I’d say… you’re the fellow who caused that commotion today!
Danny: Yeah, I think I really upset Miss Dimple. (chuckles nervously)
Woolie: (threatening) Yes… you did. Jolly-good show! (laughs) Ah, tea time! Would you chaps like a cup?
Woolie: Splendid! It’s a special peanut brew from India, the upper regions. (His footsteps cause his trailer to lean to the side sending Danny and Pudge rolling to one side of the trailer, with Woolie’s piano crashing into them.) Did you know that a peanut is not a nut at all? And, it’s not a pea for that matter either. (The piano moves away as Danny mutters and sees birds flying around his head. He grabs onto Woolie’s gramophone for dear life.) It’s rather odd that they call it a nut, because it isn’t a nut, you see, It’s-it’s… It’s a member of the legume family. Sugar?
Woolie: (cont.) Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. How about pea legume? Nope, nope, nope, nope. That wouldn’t make sense either. But, whatever it is it makes a splendid tea. My great grandmother made this recipe, with certain additions from yours truly. Oh, I forgot the cream! Would you like some cream?
Danny: No, no, no!
Pudge: Don’t go to any trouble!
Woolie: All right, all right. Suit yourselves. Suit yourselves.
Danny: That music was great, Woolie. Did you write it for some movie?
Woolie: No, it’s not for any movie. I used to hope that one day, I’d write music for the motion pictures. But, all they want me for was to put on those beastly tusks and go (trumpets loudly) at the beginning of every film.
Danny: What a waste of your talent.
Woolie: Oh, it’s the same for everyone. Look behind you. So many broken dreams.
Danny: Is that Sawyer?
Woolie: Oh… poor Sawyer. I thought she’d be the one who would make it. Such a dancer with the voice of an angel.
Danny: Who would have guessed?
Woolie: That’s what this town does to you, my boy. It wears you down.
Danny: But, I thought Hollywood was looking for new talent-
Woolie: Ah, ah, ah. Talented people, not animals. (sighs) The spotlight will never be on fellows like you and me, and it’s foolish to think otherwise, Danny. Danny?
Danny: Yeah, foolish. Unless… (plays tune on piano) We could remind them!
Woolie: Of what?
Danny: Why they came here in the first place.
Director: Okay, listen up! I only need you water buffalo for the Tarzan jungle stampede. The rest of ay’s, go home!
T.W.: Well today’s shot. Might as well go home clean.
Cranston: Oh look who’s back! I wish he had himself stuffed.
Frances: I know a divine taxidermist darling. Did my first husband.
Danny: (song: Animal Jam) Hey everyone gather around! Don’t let this old town get you down. Look at you there with the long long face.
Horse: Hey! He must be talking to you!
Danny: You take this and you take that! Come over here T.W. and put on this hat! If we all work together we can make our dreams come true! Let’s show the world what we can do. Pudge?
Pudge: Yeah! (plays drums)
Danny: (singing): I got rhythm in my feet. I got rhythm in my heart and soul. Sometimes rhythm makes me loss control! Ha cha chattity cha! I….. want everyone to have all the fun I got rhythm So do you!
Darla: Perfect! How could you possibly improve a face like this? What is that hideous racket?
Cranston: Look at them! I’m ashamed to be an animal.
Frances: Oh shut up you old nanny and show Franny what you got.
Cranston: Come on Sawyer. Grab a partner and do-si-do.
Danny: Hey Sawyer why don’t you sing? I hear your a natural.
Sawyer: Who told you that?
Sawyer: Come on Danny this is a waste of time! You’ll never dance in the movies.
Danny: Did I say movies? No we’re just having fun come on.
Sawyer: Yeah sure forget it.
Danny: Not bad a little rusty but hey who’s perfect?
Sawyer: Rusty? I’ll give you rusty!
Darla: Look at those fools. Laughable isn’t it Max? Max? Max! Grrrr….
Sawyer: Like I said dancing’s a waste of time.
Danny: What if I gave you an audition with L.B. Mammoth?
Sawyer: L.B. Mammoth? Head of Mammoth Studios.
Danny: I’m sure he’d appericate real talent.
Cranston: After nothing but Darla he’s gonna be starving for it.
Sawyer: Your dreaming Danny.
Danny: Well maybe I am. But so were you. Just a few minutes ago. (snap)
Pudge: You really think you get us an audition with the boss Danny?
Danny: Hey it’s worth a try.
Darla: An audition? Max! (snap) Invite that cat. To teeeeeeaaa…. Thanks for coming over Donald.
Darla: Oh, Danny. Animal cracker?
Darla: No more for me. I just wanted to appologize for what Max did the other day. He’s so bad sometimes.
Danny: No it’s ok you don’t have to.
Darla: No no no it was terrible, awful, cruel! Inapprotilaly violent. And I want to make it all up to you.
Danny: That’s ok you don’t….
Darla: Oh I insist! Is there anything you need?
Danny: No it’s….
Darla: Isn’t there something I could do for you?
Darla: Isn’t there a certain someone who owns a certain studio that I could introduce you to?
Danny: Well can you do something for me and the other animals to work with L.B. Mammoth?
Darla: Why Dennis! I’d be delighted. (gasp!) Idea.
Darla: Maybe you could do a number in my movie?
Danny: You mean it?
Darla: It’s just what the picture needs.
Danny: I couldn’t impose.
Darla: I’ll give you full use of my sound studio, my ark and anything else you may need.
Danny: Oh thank you Miss…
Darla: Ah, ah, ah call me Darla!
Danny: Thank you Darla!
Darla: Don’t mention it. (giggles)
Danny: Sawyer can do a romantic balled and Woolie can do his piano solo.
Darla: Did you hear that Max? Woolie, the elephant, could even play his solo!
Danny: Don’t you think that would be a good idea?
Darla: Well I think…. do you really want my advice?
Danny: Oh yes oh yes please!
Max: (plays piano)
Darla: (song: Big and Loud part 1) I’ve seen them come and I’ve seen them go, There’s one thing that I know, You gotta give the people what they want, Or you’ll wind up back in Kokomo Nebraska!
Danny: Uhh…. Indiana Miss Dimple.
Darla: Whatever. (singing) They like it big, They like it loud, Maybe a little bit jazzy sometimes, Mr. Pussycat listen to me, You don’t have to be good, But you had better be……
Max: Get hot, Miss Dimple.
Darla: (singing) BIG AND LOUD!! Big and loud, (trumpet plays) Gonna make your moma proud! Make it big….. and….. loud! Leaves you kinda speechless don’t it?
Danny: Thank you Darla!
Darla: Oh no, no, no it was my pleasure. You just get all your little friends at Friday at 3 and I’ll take care of L.B. and let’s leave this between us shall we? I don’t like to advertise my charitable work.
Danny: Oh right. Thanks Miss Dimple! Thanks a lot!
Darla: Your welcome Dino.
Darla: Ta-ta see you in the movies.
Operator: Publicity Department?
Darla: Is L.B.’s big meeting still Friday at 3?
Operator: Yes it is, Miss Dimple.
Darla: Oh thank-you sooooo much. Ha! (laughs evily, song: Big and Loud part 2) I didn’t get where I am today! By letting myself get pushed around! No man or beast or kitty-cat or doggie! Is going to drag me down!
Max: (laughing evil)
Darla: Shut up, Max. (singing) The lightning will be blasting! The thunder it will roar! They’ll never know what hit ‘em! Wait’ll they see what I have in store… BIG AND LOUD! It’s gonna be big and loud! When they fall they’ll be blindfold! And they’re gonna fall big….
Darla:…. and they’re gonna fall Loud!
Darla: They’re gonna fall big! And…….. (evil laugh)
Max: (evil laugh)
Darla: Shut up Max. Loooooouuuuuud!!
Pudge: Thunder and lightning. Check. Special effects all ready Danny!
Danny: This is the big moment everyone! Just do it like you did in the alley. Only make it big and loud this time. Don’t be nervous.
T.W.: Nervous? Why would I be ner-nervous?
Male rabbit: Give me that!
Sawyer: Well, well, well, the big ark, use of Darla’s Ark costumes. I don’t know something smells fishy.
Frances: I beg your pardon!
Sawyer: Sorry it’s just that I smell a rat!
Male rat: Excuse me?
Sawyer: Oh nevermind.
Danny: So, glad you came.
Sawyer: You did this? How?
Danny: Well let’s just say a little angel’s looking out for us. Your life isn’t back there in that office. It’s here with me.
Pudge: It’s 3:00 Danny!
Danny: Come on. Dance with me.
Sawyer: I can’t do this!
Sawyer: I’m not doing this!
Sawyer: I can’t believe I’m doing this.
T.W.: Fortune says "Rough waters ahead". (shivers)
Danny: Ok everyone. When L.B. shows up we’ll come out singing and dancing!
Flanigan: Thank you all for coming here. Now here to speak now is Mr. L.B. Mammoth! Boom chacla boom chacalca boom!
Reporter: Gee Whiz, Mr. Mammoth! What’s the secret to your sucess?
L.B. Mammoth: Simple. It’s Dimple. (blows smoke cloud into form of Darla’s face)
Flanigan: Dainty Delightful Darla Dimple!
L.B. Mammoth: Ah, the recipe for a Darla Dimple movie. Begin with one part: Adorable character in jeopardy!
(Back inside the soundstage, Darla has tied Pudge to a light bulb.)
Darla: (mocking Pudge) "Sorry, parrot, but in each life, a little rain must fall. Max! Man the valve!"
Max: "Yes, Miss Dimple." (opens the water valve)
L.B. Mammoth: Add in two parts: Perky determination!
Darla: More water, Max! More water!
(Max opens the water valve even more, causing the shower heads to burst open.)
L.B. Mammoth: Sprinkle in an air of innocence.
Darla: Wind, Max! We must have wind!
(Max rips off the fan guard, grips one of the blades, and pushes it down, creating wind.)
L.B. Mammoth: Stir in some….
Darla: More water!
(Max rips off the water valve, sending gallons of water gushing out into the flood.)
L.B. Mammoth: Add a pinch of…
(Max grips a steam pipe, which starts bulging at the bottom. Two gauges and a bulb burn out, harming Pudge. The steam pipe eventually bursts, letting off steam.)
L.B. Mammoth: Add an itsy-bitsy dash of…
Darla: Lightning!! (evil laugh)
(Max slams the two lightning generators to create lightning.)
L.B. Mammoth: Mix it all together and what do you get?
(Back inside the soundstage, the flood is in full effect, as Pudge, still tried to the light bulb, drowns in the flood and Danny sees the impending chaos with terror. Mr. Mammoth presses the ‘Open’ button and sees a giant chamber of water inside the stage with Flanigan. Their gazes turn from curiosity to terror. Flanigan leaps into his boss’ arms.)
Flanigan: (panicking) "Mommy!"
(The two friends scream their heads off, followed by the reporters, who scream and run for their lives. Then, the massive flood spills into the open lot, engulfing Mr. Mammoth and Flanigan. Back on the ark, Danny is at the steering wheel as he tries to steer the ark, while Woolie clings onto the crow’s nest for dear life. The animal actors scream in terror as the ark does a corkscrew.)
Danny: (panicking) "Throw the anchor! Somebody, throw the anchor!"
(Tillie tosses the anchor that catches Flannigan and Mr. Mammoth.)
Tillie: "Oh, it’s L.B.! We’re on! Pack up your troubles in the old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" (bashing T.W. and Frances together)
Sawyer: (imitating Danny) ""Your life isn’t back there in that office." He says! "Dance with me." He says. (nags at him. "You know what your problem is?! You’re pushy, self centered, pig-headed- No offense, Herb."
Herb: None taken.
(The flood approaches a Samson and Delilah movie set.)
Director: We’re pushing, we’re pushing… We’re running, we’re running!
(Danny and Sawyer are covered in Egyptian garb.)
Sawyer: "And, your driving stinks!"
Danny: Oh then, maybe you could do better.
Sawyer: Oh no, no you take it.
Cranston: Well this can’t get any worse. I was wrong. It’s worse.
Tilly: (gasp) Oh this is an awkward moment. We haven’t formally met. I’m Tilly. Mr. Mammoth Cranston, Cranston Mr. Mammoth, Flanigan… Aaaaaah!
Sawyer: Oh, this has gone far enough! Just give me it!
Danny: Oh no no you didn’t want it before!
Woolie: Excuse me I don’t mean to sound rude but…..
Danny & Sawyer: Will you just stay out of this?!
Woolie: Ooh, so sorry.
Female Secretary: Good day, Mr. Mammoth.
L.B. Mammoth: You animals will never…
Flanigan: Nibble kibble in this town again!
Tilly: I think they liked it.
Danny: But it wasn’t-! It wasn’t their fault.
Darla: Nice working with you Danny. (evil laugh) Singing and dancing animals!
Sawyer: She was your little angel?
Danny: She said she wanted to help us.
Tilly: And you believed her?
Danny: No wait…
Tilly: There’s still Broadway. Yeah! I hear hippos are big in Broadway.
Frances: Their big everywhere darling.
T.W.: You know… this is all Danny’s fault.
Cranston: You got it brother.
Tilly: Well he’s just a big cracker jack! That’s what he is.
Sawyer: (song: Tell Me Lies) ♪ I’d never believe there was a rainbow that had a pot of gold at the end, I’m just too smart! For fairy tales like that. Yet here I am again, I thought this time we’re gonna make it, Why I thought so I really don’t know, Maybe something in his eyes just told me so, Something in his eyes, Tell me lies, And I’ll come running, I must have lost my mind, I must have lost my mind! I could close my eyes, And just tell you exactly what’s coming, Life’s gonna turn a little unkind, Seems like everyone’s sailing, Way out on the sea, And I’m stuck here on shore, Sun’s always shinging, But it’s never on me, Why should I try anymore? Tell me lies, Tell me lies, And I’ll just keep right on coming, This time I’ve got to believe in this dream, This time I’ve got to believe in this dream… ♪
Tilly: (leans back on diner)
Tilly: You know you can still catch him at the bus stop.
Sawyer: Danny wait!
Bus driver: So I guess it’s just you and me tonight, pal. Hey, did you hear that break-through at Mammoth Pictures? What a bunch of Noodle-Heads! No offense buddy. I’m not calling you a noodle-head. Those animal’s ain’t got no future. Why am I telling you though? Your going home. I know my place….
Danny: Stop the bus!
Bus driver: Geez! What do you wanna stop for? We just barley got started!
Danny: Excatly. See you in the movies!
Annoucer: Ladies and Gentlemen all the stars are here for the premire of Little Ark Angel. With Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, and L.B. Mammoth!
L.B. Mammoth: Carry on!
Annoucer: Ladies and Gentlemen, how about a big hand for Darla Dimple! America’s Sweetheart Lover of Children and Animals. Darla Dimple’s handprints are enshrined. Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re going to gather inside the theatre in just a moment to see Little Ark Angel starring Darla Dimple!
Frances: Oh excuse me.
Tilly: Excuse me…
Woolie: Could I just squeeze past? Ooh, so sorry.
Danny: They’re in! The minute the movie ends we start.
Darla: (in movie) Yea, as you walk. Fear not for I’m your little ark angel. And I shall look after every teensy-weensy one of you.
Cranston: Shoot me.
Darla: (in movie) You shall all be alright after my majastic voice sings you a lullabye to soothe your fears.
Danny: It’s almost time! I’ll go hit the lights.
Darla: (in movie) I shall help all poor helpless animals my furryed and feathered friends. It’s been said it’s going to rain for 40 days and 40 nights! Uh-oh here comes a big fat raincloud!
Pudge: Danny look behind you Danny!
Max: Here kitty! Nice kitty! (evil laugh) Huh?
Danny: How does the kitty cat go?
Danny: VERY GOOD! [He pulls the rope, and the sharp angles of the roof of the theater pop the balloon, sending Max to the skies.]
Pudge: Danny! The movie’s over everybody’s leaving! Wow, your a mess.
Darla: Do you really love me?
Danny: Wait! Please everyone t-t-take your seats! (coughs) Today we’ve come to honor Miss Darla Dimple. And since Darla Dimple cares she’s planned a special treat for you. A new reality show with an all animal cast!
Darla: (gasp) H-h-have I?
Danny: Oh, don’t be too modest. Your the one who wanted us to preform for L.B. Mammoth! But not enough for America’s Sweetheart Lover of Children and Animals!
Darla: (growls) M-M-Max?
Danny: Don’t share the credit and I wouldn’t dream of preforming without my fr… (notices they aren’t there) I-I
Darla: Silly cat. Run along now. Skit-skat Mr. Kitty-Cat. Isn’t he cute? Run along and play Mr. Kitty!
Sawyer: We’re all behind you Danny. 100% Don’t let them go Tilly!
Tilly: I got ‘em!
Frances: Release me, you mad hippo!
Danny: Just listen.
Cranston: I’ll chew your ears off!
T.W.: The end is near! The fat lady sung!
Danny: Ok if your willing to accept what they think of you then you can just go! I almost did. Don’t you have that feeling? When you two dance? When you sing. When you play. They haven’t left you down. Have they?
T.W.: "They can smash your cookie, but you’ll always have your fortune".
Danny: Come on. Let’s show them what we can do.
Tilly: Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!
Darla: Well…. (yawns) It’s kind of getting more or less rather late!
Danny: You couldn’t be more right! Hit it Pudge!
Pudge: (plays saxophone)
Danny: (song: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now) Excuse me ladies and gentlemen if you could be so kind,
Danny: Someone really special here is about to speak her mind
Sawyer: I gotta song to sing, You don’t like my song I’m gonna sing it anyway, I gotta dream in my heart, Yeah! Nothing’s Gonna Stop us now!
Danny & Sawyer: Take 4 and 20 that way and bake it into a pie, Before you put in the oven you know you’re gonna fly!
Danny: Say, curiousity killed the cat I’m gonna prove that that’s a lie…..
Danny & Sawyer: Now I’m gonna tell you why! Yeah! Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us now! Nothing’s gonna stop us now!
Sawyer: And If I wanna dance I’ll dance…
Danny: She’ll dance!
Sawyer: That’s my song and I will allow, Dance and sing all night long, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now! Yeah nothing’s gonna stop us now, Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us Yeah!
T.W.: You smell that? Well, it’s the smell of danger, The smell of danger is my middle name, I’ve been very quiet but I’ve got alot to say believe me…
Frances & Cranston: You ain’t going with us so stay out of our way!
Tilly: Oh! Lock down, rock down, shock down, flock down, held down fell down every time! Push back, push back, Hey all come back! When you got yours you musta mine! Nothings gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us now!
Sawyer: I gotta feeling inside! The moon! And it’s love! Without a doubt!
Danny: Oh, I got someone I’m crazy about!!
Danny & Sawyer: Nothings gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us now!
All: Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us now! Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us, Nothing’s gonna stop us now….
Sawyer: Yeahhh………… Yeah yeah yeah yeah!
Darla: I’m the star! You stupid, stupid cat! I SHOULD HAVE DROWNED YOU ALL WHEN I FLOODED THE STAGE! Max!!
Max: Oui, Miss Dimpool?
Pudge: Put ‘er there! (electrocutes T.W.)
Sawyer: Let’s see.. go to premiere check. Land a big part. Check. Get the girl? Check.
Flanigan: Sweethearts, celebrites, darlings!
L.B. Mammoth: Get a picture, boys. These kids will be making history!