Ask the StoryBots (2016) s01e05 Episode Script

Where Do French Fries Come From?

1 [laughing.]
[suction sound.]
Come on, guys, let's go! - [Bing.]
Yeah! Whoo-hoo! - [Bang.]
Yeah, dude! [Bo laughs eagerly.]
StoryBots Livin' inside computer parts The StoryBots [all.]
Whoa! Helping kids get super smart They love to learn They love to learn And adore adventure Whoo-hoo! And answering questions Is their business and pleasure There's a whole department Whose only task Is to answer anything we ask So let's see if Team 341-B Can solve another mystery The StoryBots Meet Beep and Bing Bang Boop and Bo Just ask 'em What you wanna know Just ask the StoryBots And when they get a stumper That demands investigation It's to the Outer World On a hunt for information StoryBots Got a question? Got lots? If something's got ya baffled Worry not Just ask the StoryBots Just ask the StoryBots Boop! [suction sound.]
[phones ringing.]
Baba ganoush! Velociraptor! I told you I wanted my coffee black! - [yak moos.]
- Not with a yak! [Hub and Bub laughing.]
- Yak.
- [laughing.]
Forty-two nanometers! Chocolate eclair! - [alarm blares.]
- Son of a biscuit.
- Who's gonna answer that? - [clanging.]
- [marbles clatter.]
- [all shouting.]
Huh? Uh-oh! Oh, no! My marbles! Come back here, little fellas! Are you guys done Dillydallying? [exclaiming.]
Answer team 3-4-1-B reporting for duty, sir! [all.]
Come back here, little guys.
I'll get you.
Good! 'Cause I have a kid who has a question, and she needs an answer! Pront Whoa! Capisce! [shouts and grunts.]
Hi, StoryBots.
My name is Keiran.
Hi, Keiran! It's nice to meet you! Hey, Keiran! Whoa Hey, where'd your teeth go? I lost this one a long time ago on the Fourth of July.
Yeah! Fourth of July! And I lost this one when I was with my nanny.
- [Bo.]
Really? - [Bang.]
With your nanny? No way.
You don't say! Well, what's your question, Keiran? Can you please tell me where French fries come from? Because I like to dip them with ketchup.
Where do French fries come from? Uh Uh Hey! I got it! I know where to find the answer! [beeping.]
[alarm blares.]
StoryBots, prepare for transport! Let's find out where French fries come from! [all.]
Whoa! [marbles clatter.]
Outer World, here we come! [suction sound.]
Don't lose my marbles, man! Oh! I think that ship has sailed.
Whoa! [grunts.]
- [yak chuckling.]
- [Hap growls.]
[StoryBots screaming.]
Ah! Ohhh! Ee! Ah! Boop! [bicycle bell rings.]
[StoryBots screaming.]
[all grunting.]
Where are we, dude? Well there's the Eiffel Tower, so we must be in Paris.
- Paris? - [record scratching.]
I love Paris! There's the fancy cafés.
We can visit Notre Dame.
There's the Arc de Triomphe.
I can stroll down the Seine.
I can eat croissants.
We can see the Champs-Élysées.
We can climb the stairs at Sacré-Coeur! - [Beep.]
- And there's the artists at Montmartre.
- We can visit the Louvre.
- [Beep.]
And they have the Mona Lisa.
And there's the Musée d'Orsay.
- [Beep.]
Bo! - And the Matisses and the Monets and the Picassos! [Beep.]
Bo! We get it! There are a lot of fun things to do in Paris, but we need to focus on Kieran's question now, okay? Oh, yeah, okay.
Oh, good idea.
[Bo giggles.]
Bing, can you tell us what we're doing here? It's over there! It's right there! There's the answer! [flies laughing.]
[fly speaking French.]
[French accent.]
So then I says, "Pardon me, garcon, but there is a me in your soup.
" [flies laughing.]
Uh, I don't see the connection, Bing.
You don't see the connection? Uh, excuse me.
Guys! - Oui? - Yeah, you! Can you please tell my good friend over here where you dudes come from? From France, of course.
Boom! Nailed it! Question answered.
French flies come from France.
Call it a wrap, guys.
Let's head home.
[cricket chirping.]
Bing! We're looking for French fries, not French flies! [flies laughing.]
We are ze "flies.
" With ze "L.
" You are looking for ze "fries.
" With ze "R.
" [laughing.]
Well, I knew that! - Boop.
- What? Eh, come on, fellas, let's buzz off.
- Oui.
- [buzzing.]
- [Beep.]
Thanks, flies.
- [Bo.]
Bye! [Bang.]
Okey-dokey! Thank you very much! [all chattering.]
Good luck out there! See you around! Bye! - Merci.
- [buzzing.]
See you later.
[Bo groans.]
Now how are we gonna answer Kieran's question about where French fries come from? - [rumbling.]
- [StoryBots exclaim.]
If you want to discover the secret of French fries come with me! Um, who are you? My name is Molepheus.
I'm here to show you a world you never knew existed.
Oh, I love worlds I never knew existed! That doesn't make any sense.
Anyway, if you want to know where French fries come from, follow me.
Where? To the underground! [rumbling.]
[suction sound.]
Package from Paris, France.
- Huh? - Hmm? Hmm.
[Hub screams.]
[both laughing.]
Eiffel Tower.
There's a city known as Paris Which the French pronounce "Paree" An exciting place to visit There's so much to do and see It's a treat to spend an hour At the famous Eiffel Tower It's the city's finest flower As impressive as can be You'll see crowds of busy people In the capital of France It's an artist's inspiration It's the city of romance On the street called The Champs-Élysées You'll find a nice outdoor café And when The street musicians play You might just have to dance! - Hey! - [cancan playing.]
Haw haw haw haw! The museum called the Louvre Keeps you busy for a while You'll admire the ancient statues And the Mona Lisa's smile And when you're in a hungry mood The city has the finest food Crepes or cheese or fishes stewed In high Parisian style There's the Notre Dame Cathedral It's amazing, you'll agree Is the Arc de Triomphe glorious? The locals all say, "Oui!" There are bakeries With fresh croissants A bike race called the Tour de France No wonder everybody wants To come and see Paree To come and see Paree [suction sound.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
No! - [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
No! [Bing.]
Are we there yet? Is he gonna keep asking me this? [Beep, Bang, and Bo.]
[Molepheus groans.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
- [Bing.]
Are we there yet? - [Molepheus.]
- [all gasp.]
- So this is the underground? That's what I just said.
Anyway, this is as far as I can take you.
- [Bo.]
What?! - [Bang.]
Huh! - [Bang.]
Whoa, dude.
- [Bo.]
It's pitch black in here! [Bing.]
I can't see where I'm going! [Potato Dangerfield.]
Whoa! Watch it there.
There's someone else in here.
Oh, I'm scared of eyes in the dark! - [match strikes.]
- [Beep.]
What There's nothing to be scared of, Bo.
They're just potatoes.
[Potato Dangerfield.]
Just potatoes? Nobody ever says that about radishes or sugar beets! The other day I asked my wife to starch my shirt, and she says, "You're made of starch.
Do it yourself.
" I get no respect, I tell ya.
No respect at all.
Hey! I'm Pat.
Are you here for the Great Picking? [Bo.]
Uh, the who-whats-it, now? [potato.]
Ooh, the Great Picking! It's the Great Picking! We're here for the Great Picking! [potato 2.]
We're all here for the Great Picking! [tiny potato.]
I don't wanna be picked! Um so what's the Great Picking, Pat? It's when us potatoes fulfill our destinies! Destiny? What's a destiny? Well, we all grow underground, but at the Great Picking, we get lifted up, and can become anything we want to be.
That's our destiny! [squeaky potato.]
I am going to be poutine! Heh heh.
Heh heh heh.
[nervous chuckle fades.]
So, uh, anyway what are you guys doing here? [Beep.]
Well, we're trying to answer a question for a girl named Kieran.
Yeah, she wants to know where French fries come from.
French fries? You've come to the right guy! Hit it, boys! [music playing.]
The Great Picking seals our future Deciding what we all will be Some will be chips And some hash browns I wonder what's my destiny I could be a baked potato With toppings heaping up sky high But if I get my wish I'll be delish 'Cause I'm a French fry kind of guy Potatoes can be scalloped, mashed Finely diced for corned beef hash Knishes kugels latkes gnocchi Shepherd's pie is okey-dokey Salads gratin and poutine Potato doughnuts That's a thing Fat samosas piping hot Crispy golden tots, but Whether I'm straight or curly Or crinkle cut I can't deny That I'll be first in the vat I live for that And then I'll say Hooray! 'Cause I'm a French fry kind of guy - [StoryBots cheer.]
- [Bang.]
Standing ovation.
I love the Great Picking.
- I love the Great Picking.
- [rumbling.]
[StoryBots exclaim.]
What's happening, Pat? [Pat.]
The Great Picking.
The Great Picking.
I don't love the Great Picking.
I do not love the Great Picking.
[potatoes squeal.]
Stick with me, fellas.
Grab on, guys.
- Whoa.
- Yeah.
Hang on, guys.
What was that thing? [Pat.]
The wind rower that digs us up and puts us into these rows.
And what's that? [Pat.]
That's the harvester! It bounces off the dirt and dumps us into the trucks! [Beep.]
Guys, hang on! [StoryBots scream.]
Whoa-ho! [Bing.]
Whoo-hoo! [Bo.]
Ah! Whoa! [StoryBots exclaim.]
[Bo gasping.]
Oh, okay.
Okay! Oh! [Bang.]
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Boop! [Bo gasping.]
[StoryBots shouting.]
Ha ha! We're on our way, StoryBots! [StoryBots cheer.]
Yay! French fries! [truck horn honks.]
[suction sound.]
- [rumbling.]
- [Hub and Bub.]
Huh? - Hmm? - [Hub gasps.]
[Hub and Bub scream.]
- [cows moo.]
- [Hub and Bub grunt.]
[tractor rumbles.]
[both laughing.]
- [Bub.]
- [both laughing.]
A farmer has the job Of growing all the foods we eat Raising veggies, grains, and animals For eggs and milk and meat The bread is on the table 'Cause a farmer grew the wheat That's how the farmer Feeds the world The farmer gets up early Every day to do the chores Like milk the cows Or plow the cornfield In the great outdoors Or plant those good potatoes That'll soon be in the stores That's how the farmer Feeds the world When clucking hens need chicken feed When fields of hay need mowing When beans and greens need watering To keep them strong and growing When pigs and lambs need extra care 'Cause winter winds are blowing The farmer is always on the job Whenever we eat French fries Or delicious corn that pops From scrambled eggs To chicken legs To burgers steaks and chops They all come from The friendly farmer's Animals and crops That's how the farmer feeds the world Fulfilling all our grocery needs With just some water dirt and seeds That's how the farmer Feeds the world [suction sound.]
[flute music plays.]
Where are we, Pat? [Pat.]
We are at the kindest gentlest French-fry-makin'est place in the world! - Follow me.
- [gong sounds.]
Namaste, StoryBots.
Welcome to Spuds Spa.
Where potatoes meet their destiny.
Ooh! [Bang.]
Come see our bathing stations, where the soil is gently washed - from the body.
- [door creaks.]
Ooh-ooh! Ah! Cold! Ah! Ah! Cold! Cold! Ah! Ooh! Cold! And our scrubbing station will rejuvenate and restore with soothing state-of-the-art brushes.
Ouch! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Our sculpting treatments leave you feeling fit and trim.
Whee! [French fry.]
Whoa, not bad.
- That didn't hurt a bit.
- All right! And our warm baths will turn you a golden French fry brown.
[steam hisses.]
I sure hope those are the jets.
Ah, what jets? [Yogi Weird Al.]
It is with such love and kindness that potatoes meet their French fry destiny.
[gong sounds.]
Well, looks like we got our answer, guys.
And this, my friends is where we part ways.
- [Bo.]
Oh, thank you, Pat.
- [Beep.]
Thank you! [Bing.]
Couldn't have done it without ya.
Thanks for helping us figure out where French fries come from.
Farewell! [Bang.]
Thanks a lot, Pat.
Ooh! And a big thank you to you, too, Mister Hippie Yogi Dude! [Yogi Weird Al.]
Namaste, StoryBots.
Oh, I wish we could, but we really gotta go.
- [Bang.]
Oh, yeah.
- [Beep.]
Bye! [Bang.]
Bye! See you later! [Bing.]
Bye! Thanks again! Bye! - [gong sounds.]
- [suction sound.]
StoryBot Fun Fact number seven million, three hundred forty-two thousand, two hundred sixty-three.
Did you know that the average car has about thirty-thousand parts? [crew leader.]
29,999! Is that it? Uh should this go somewhere? [clanks.]
[crew leader groans.]
[red Bot.]
Would you like to go for a ride in my car? [yellow Bot.]
Yes, that sounds fun.
Cars they're in the street Cars they're really neat Cars they roll around Cars from town to town If you've got somewhere to go There's a thing you ought to know Cars in the parking lot Cars careful when they're hot Cars you can hear them beep Cars hey that car's a Jeep Green or purple red or blue Maybe there's a car you Some are round And some are square Cars can take you anywhere Cars take a look at those cars Roadster compact Luxury or hatchback Station wagon or sedan SUV or minivan I'm in a minivan Cars With license plates Cars From different states Cars Race around the track Cars Take you to school and back From the mountains To the sea They'll get you from point A to B Cars turn left or right Cars In day or night Cars take you to the lake Cars Don't forget to brake! Electric gasoline or diesel Faster than a speeding weasel Push the pedal to the floor Listen to the engine roar - They go forward.
- And reverse.
Buckle up 'Cause safety first! Cars! Where did I park my minivan? What color is it? I can't remember.
Cars [suction sound.]
[phones ringing.]
I said orange juice, not baby moose! Plutonium! Sarsaparilla! Pumpkin pie! Ah! So many questions! - [Bing.]
Hi, boss! - [clank.]
What are you doing back here? I told you to get an answer! Not dillydally! [Beep.]
We got the answer, Boss! We know exactly where French fries come from! It all starts underground.
With potatoes, man.
A giant tractor comes and scoops 'em all up, and then they rumble, and they tumble, and they shake off all the dirt before they get dumped in a truck and driven away! Then it's so nice! They get washed and scrubbed and cut and soaked in hot oil! [Bing.]
That's the frying part.
What? Just gimme that tape! - [clatters.]
- [beep.]
Potatoes in the field Growing underground Taking their time Getting big and round Soaking up rain And sunny skies Some day they're Gonna be French fries They're dug up And dumped in a row Along comes the harvester Up they go On rumbling ramps They rise and rise Soon they're Gonna be French fries They're trucked away Past barns and trees Dropped off at restaurants Or French fry factories [truck horn honks.]
And the cook peels off the skin And cuts 'em up long and thin Heats the fryer Throws 'em in And to get 'em real nice Ya gotta fry 'em twice When they're golden brown From the fryer's heat The oil drains off And it's time to eat Hot and tasty It's no surprise Everybody loves French fries And that's how potatoes Become French fries [Hap.]
Whoa! I think I may have just learned something.
Thanks, Boss.
I think? [TV buzzes.]
Hey, look, everyone, it's Keiran! Hey, Keiran! [Bing.]
How are you? [Beep.]
So that's it, Keiran.
French fries come from potatoes.
A potato? Wow, I had no idea.
- [Beep.]
Yeah! That's right.
- [Bing.]
No doubt! Thanks, StoryBots.
I'm really glad that I know that.
You got it, kid! [all chattering excitedly.]
Well? What are you doin' standin' around dillydallyin'? These questions won't answer themselves.
Get back to work! Let's go! - [Bing.]
Bye, Boss.
- [Hap.]
Work! Work StoryBots Livin' inside computer parts The StoryBots Helping kids get super smart They love to learn They love to learn And adore adventure And answering questions Is their business and pleasure There's a whole department Whose only task Is to answer anything we ask So let's see if Team 341-B Can solve another mystery The StoryBots Meet Beep and Bing Bang Boop and Bo Just ask 'em What you wanna know Just ask the StoryBots [Boop.]