Ask the StoryBots (2016) s02e07 Episode Script

How Do Flowers Grow?

1 [laughing.]
Aah! [laughing.]
Netflix.
- [whirring.]
- Come on, guys, let's go! - Yeah! Whoo-hoo! - Yeah, dude! [laughs.]
Boop.
StoryBots Living inside computer parts - The StoryBots - [yelling.]
Helping kids get super smart - They love to learn - 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 341B Can solve another mystery - The StoryBots - [all whooping.]
Meet Beep and Bing, Bang, Boop, and Bo Just ask them 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 you baffled Worry not Just ask the StoryBots Just ask the StoryBots Boop.
[whirring.]
- [phones ringing.]
- [Hap grumbling.]
Michelangelo! Sheepshead fish! Taco Tuesday! - Are bananas round? - No! - How tall is the Empire State Building? - 1454 feet.
- Where's the bathroom? Thanks.
- Fourth door on the left.
Gotta work, gotta work, gotta work.
[shrieks.]
[alarm beeping.]
What the? Who am I gonna get to answer that? [shouting.]
- Hey, Bo, what's your favorite animal? - Oh, a unicorn.
One unicorn, coming right up.
[Hap grumbling.]
Almost there.
[laughs.]
I can't wait to see the balloon unicorn.
[gasps.]
Balloon-icorn.
[Hap grumbling.]
And done.
- It's beautiful.
[shouts.]
- That's enough fooling around, StoryBots! There's work to do.
There's no time for [shouts.]
Dillydallying.
[all shouting.]
Answer Team 341B reporting for duty, sir.
Good, 'cause this kid needs an answer pronto.
Capiche? Hi, StoryBots.
My name is Ava Grace.
- Ava Grace, hi.
- Ava Grace, hey, how you doing? I have a question for you.
How do flowers grow? [gasps.]
Did you just ask how flowers grow? I love flowers! Wait, are you serious? Oh, yes.
I love daisies and daffodils and dandelions, - and that's just the Ds.
- What's your favorite flower, Ava Grace? A tulip, a sunflower, a rose and - I love cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew.
- What? Uh, Bing, those aren't flowers.
You're listing melons.
Oh, right.
Well, I knew that.
Oh, I got it.
I know where we can find the answer.
StoryBots, prepare for transport.
Let's find out how flowers grow.
[all.]
Outer world, here we come.
[whirring.]
How the heck am I gonna get rid of all of these balloons? [shouts.]
[both laughing.]
Thumbtacks.
- [Hap groans.]
- [both giggling.]
[StoryBots yelling.]
[all yelling, grunting.]
Boop.
Uh, Bang, why are we here? Well, my buddy Moonbeam loves flowers, and he's super smart.
So, I thought he could help us out.
Come on, let's go find him.
- Hey, Moonbeam.
- Hey, Bang.
What's up, mon frère? Oh, I love your van.
The flowers are so pretty.
Oh, right on, right on.
Yeah, her name's Vanessa.
We've been coast to coast together, her and me.
- You must have some amazing stories, huh? - Life's a journey, man.
Mr.
Moonbeam, we were hoping you could help us answer a question for a girl named Ava Grace.
Oh, little dudes, I would love to, but I gotta head back to work.
Oh, okay.
Well [laughing.]
I'm just messing with you, man.
Come on.
I ain't no corporate shill.
It's me, Moonbeam.
Work.
Oh.
[chuckles.]
Right on.
[chuckles.]
Oh.
So, what do you wanna know? [gasps.]
Oh, Ava Grace would like to know how flowers grow.
Right on, right on.
I can answer that question.
Now, gather round, little dudes, and get ready to embrace some serious wisdom.
- Okay.
- We can do that.
All right.
Flowers grow from your mind.
Whoa.
See? I told you guys he was super smart.
Wait.
From our mind? Yeah, man.
It's so simple.
Just think about it.
Have you ever looked at a flower? I mean, really looked.
[whispers.]
With your eyes.
- What are we looking for? - You already know the answer.
So, just chill out, relax, let the universe whisper its shout knowledge to you.
Just allow information to come through, because the answer lies within the outside of the external-internal.
Open up your mind, and you'll realize that all answers are really questions that have yet to be asked.
What? Hey, that does not make any sense.
It takes time, little dudes.
This whole thing is a process.
You'll get there.
Yeah.
[gasps.]
Mr.
Moonbeam, look out.
There's a bee on your arm.
Oh.
[chuckles.]
Hey, honey bee dude.
How's it going? Catching some rays? [buzzing.]
These dudes get so super stoked from my colorful flowers, but We've had this conversation before.
They're not real.
[buzzing.]
I'll tell you exactly where they are.
Let me think for a second.
Oh, yeah.
If you go down the road a piece, down there just to where the cows gather.
But it's just right at the cow.
- [buzzes.]
- Okay.
[chuckles.]
No problem.
All right.
Man, that's one hard-working bee, huh? Almost makes me wanna go out and get a job.
Really? [laughing.]
No.
Why is the bee looking for flowers, Mr.
Hippie Man? I don't know.
I just thought, you know, because they're rad.
You know, but go ask him yourself.
He's just up the road.
- By the cows.
- Oh, that sounds just lovely.
All right.
Come on, guys.
Let's go talk to that bee.
- Hey, so long.
- Mr.
Moonbeam, bye.
- Thanks, Moonbeam.
Nice seeing you.
- I love the flowers on your van.
- Bye.
Bye.
Bye-bye, StoryBots.
- Good to see you, buddy.
See you all later.
Bye.
[bell rattling softly.]
- [mooing.]
- Huh? [ringing bell.]
Ooh.
- [both laughing.]
- Hmm? - There you are.
- Hmm? Come on, Betsy.
[both laughing.]
Cow.
[giggling.]
This is a cow [mooing.]
There goes a cow [mooing.]
- That's not a cow - True - She's a cow, I'm a cow - [mooing.]
Hey, now, I'm a cow I work hard on the farm Are you wondering how? Well I do more jobs Than you might even think For example I make all the milk that you drink My milk is used in all kinds of dairy Cheese and butter Ice cream that's strawberry Milk comes from my udders Right here on the bottom I guess you could say That I'm udderly awesome If you're on the farm And you're walking past You might see me munching On some grass My stomach has four different sections To help me with my food's digestion I chew on grass Then I swallow it down Then I throw it back up Then I chew it around I drink 40 gallons of water a day I eat barley and corn And grass and this hay So, moo, kids, feed me some hay Feed me some hay, kids, feed me some hay This is a cow [mooing.]
There goes a cow [mooing.]
- That's not a cow - True - She's a cow I'm a cow - Whoo! Well, guys, this is the flower patch, but I don't see that bee anywhere.
If we don't find him, we're never gonna be able - to answer Ava Grace's question.
- Hey, look, there he is.
[buzzing.]
Come on, guys! Follow that bee! [grunting.]
Whoa! - Guys! - Hold on, Bang.
Whoa, that was a close one, man.
No! - Bang! - Come on, guys.
Let's go.
[all yelling.]
Guys, is everyone okay? [yelling, grunts.]
I'm okay.
Boop.
I'm okay, too, man.
This big net broke my fall.
[Beep.]
Come on down from there, Bang.
We have to answer that question for Ava Grace.
Oh, uh I can't.
I'm kind of, like, stuck, man.
[grunting.]
Don't worry, Bang.
I'll get you down from there.
Bo, Bo, if Bang got stuck, then don't you think you might get stuck, too? Oh.
Oh, yeah.
Good thinking, Beep.
Boop, boop, boop! What is it, Boop? - Boop, boop, boop, boop! - [gasps.]
Bang, don't panic, but you gotta get out of there right now.
Uh, what do you mean, man? I'm stuck.
- Bang, it's coming! It's right above you! - Get out of there! - What are you talking about? - Bang, hurry, and it's above you! What do we do, Beep? What do we do? Never fear.
Super Mega Awesome Ultra Bing is here.
[shouting.]
Huh.
Well, that didn't work.
[both screaming.]
Hi, there.
- Don't eat us! - Eat you? Not all of us are dangerous, you know.
Oh, sorry, man, no offense.
So, what are you StoryBots doing in my web anyway, huh? Oh, uh, we're trying to answer a question for a kid named Ava Grace.
Yeah, she wants to know how flowers grow.
Well, I can tell you a thing or two about that.
It all starts with a simple seed.
See? [cooing.]
[all.]
Aw [grunting.]
[all gasp.]
- What'd you do that for? - I'm planting the seed, StoryBots.
- And it'll be okay down there? - Oh, it'll be better than okay.
With sun, soil, water, and air, it'll grow.
Right now, the seed is opening, and a root is growing down, looking for water, while a sprout is pushing up, looking for sunshine - and carbon dioxide in the air.
- Whoa, cool.
Yeah.
And now it will grow, thanks to photosynthesis.
- Photosyntha-what? - Photosynthesis.
It's how plants make their own food.
They use energy from the sun to turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar.
Whoa, plants can make sugar from just water and air? That's right.
That's photosynthesis.
Oh, man.
I wish I could make my own sugar.
Life's not fair, huh? Uh, guys, something's happening over here.
Is this the photosynthesis thingy? You betcha.
And as the plant eats the sugar, the stem grows taller and the leaves grow bigger.
- Whoa, awesome.
- Yeah.
Photosynthesis is super cool and all, Ms.
Spider, but I don't see any flowers up there.
Well, Beep, why don't you climb up and take a look around? That's a good idea.
Hey, guys, let's go check it out.
- Come on.
Let's go.
- Thanks, Ms.
Spider Lady.
- Thank you.
Bye-bye.
- Spider Lady, thank you.
- [Bang.]
Beautiful day for a climb.
- I'm excited.
Toodle-oo, StoryBots, toodle-oo.
[chuckles.]
[yells.]
[laughing.]
- Boo! - [shouts.]
[female voice.]
Georgie? [both shouting.]
I've already told you it's bath time.
Now, hop to it.
Oh, Mom, I never get to have any fun.
Oh, gravy.
[laughing.]
Spider.
[both laughing.]
The itsy bitsy spider Oi, oi Went up the water spout Oi, oi Down came the rain Oi, oi And washed the spider out Oi, oi Out came the sun Oi, oi And dried up all the rain Oi, oi Now the itsy bitsy spider Oi, oi - Went up the spout again - Went up the spout again - It's an itsy bitsy spider - Yeah, yeah, spider, spider, spider - It's an itsy bitsy spider - Spider, spider, spider, spider - It's an itsy bitsy spider - Spider, spider, spider, spider The itsy bitsy spider Went up the water spout [shouting.]
Down came the rain And washed the spider out - Out came the sun - Out came the sun - And dried up all the rain - It dried up all the rain And the itsy bitsy spider - Went up the spout again - Went up the spout again [yelling.]
Yeah! Spider! [yells.]
Spider! [grunts.]
[crashing.]
A spider.
Spider.
[groans.]
Come on, Bo.
We're almost to the top.
[all grunting.]
[Boop.]
Boop.
Oh.
This is a really tough climb.
It's just a little further.
I think we'll find our answer up there.
Sounds good to me, man.
I can't wait to get to that [grunts.]
[buzzing.]
Whoa, check it out.
It's the honey bee.
Hey, wait, Mr.
Honey Bee.
Hey, wait! Wait! Come back! That little guy's all business, man.
With his little briefcase and his little hat.
I wonder what he's doing.
[caterpillar sighs.]
[caterpillar.]
He's pollinating the flowers.
It's his job.
It's called pollination.
Now, if you don't mind, you're standing on my food.
But, Mr.
Caterpillar, what's pollination? Oh, I could tell you, but, you know, I'm kind of hungry.
Oh, right.
Uh Here you go.
- Ah.
Mm.
Good.
- Now will you tell us about pollination? [sighs.]
All right, look closely.
The flower has this tall tube sticking out of the middle of it.
That's called the pistil.
The smaller sticks around it are called the stamen, and they're covered in that powdery stuff called pollen.
So, what does the bee have to do with any of that, Mr.
Caterpillar? Oh, look at that.
It's snack time.
[groans.]
Well, you see, bees, birds, butterflies, and other critters are attracted to the flower's sweet, sweet nectar.
When they drink the nectar, they lift the pollen up and they move it to the pistil.
That's called pollination.
- Would you mind getting off my leaf? - Wait.
What's so important about that? Ah Yeah, yeah.
Thank you.
Now, when the pollen travels down the pistil, it combines with the flower's eggs to create new seeds.
That's called fertilization.
- Whoa, that's super cool.
- That's awesome.
[horn blowing.]
Look, look, look.
Oh, it's time.
The bud is opening.
It's opening.
The bud? What's the bud? It's the start of a new flower.
Now, quiet.
Listen.
Residents of the garden, thank you for joining me on this joyful occasion.
The garden has a new queen.
Oh, she's beautiful.
From tiny little seeds, we have grown into beautiful flowers.
[all cheering.]
But let us never forget those who have come before us.
They have scattered their seeds on the ground so that future generations of flowers could prosper.
[all cheering.]
Well, it looks like we got our answer, guys.
- We got the answer.
- All right, we did it.
Bye, Mr.
Caterpillar Guy.
Thanks for your help.
Bye, Mr.
Caterpillar Guy.
[all.]
Whee! Cheerio, StoryBots.
Cheerio.
[computer.]
StoryBot fun fact number 5,100,517.
"Did you know that a square has four equal sides and four equal angles?" - Hoo-whee! Guess what, pal.
- What? I'm a square.
Look, four equal sides.
- Well, hot dang.
You is a square.
- Yeah.
Look at you.
You're a square, too.
I am a square.
I got four equal sides.
- All right.
We're squares.
- Yeah.
We're squares.
I love it.
[both cheering.]
Actually, to be a square, you need four equal sides and four equal angles.
[scoffs.]
Silly quadrilaterals.
[scoffs.]
What a square.
Squares, squares, squares See them here and see them there Squares, squares, squares Squares are everywhere A checkerboard is a square A hopscotch court is made of squares This cracker is shaped like a square Squares are everywhere Can you grow your poodle's hair In the shape of a square? Oh, yes, you can But you've got to take some care And you must beware That some people might stare - Lookie there - If your poodle's hair is square - My waffle is completely square - It is made up of many tiny squares Please pass that square of butter Squares, squares, squares See them here and see them there Squares, squares, squares Squares are everywhere Squares are everywhere [both.]
Squares are everywhere Squares are everywhere [phones ringing.]
[StoryBots yelling, grunting.]
- [Bang.]
Oh, sorry, that's my foot.
- [Boop.]
Boop.
[Bo.]
I think we're stuck.
- [Bang.]
Yeah, man.
We're clogged.
- [Beep.]
Hello? - Huh? - [Beep.]
A little help, please? [sighs.]
- I need full power on tube 9726G.
- Yup, turning it up here, boss.
[StoryBots yelling.]
[Hap yells.]
- [crashing.]
- [cat screeches.]
[Hap grumbling.]
Get out of my desk! Move, now! Go, go, go! I told you StoryBots to get an answer.
Huh? [groans.]
- Not dillydally.
- We got the answer, boss.
We know how flowers grow.
It all starts when a tiny little seed falls to the ground.
With enough water and warm soil, a root and a stem will sprout out of it.
The root grows down, looking for water and nutrients.
And the stem goes up, looking for sunshine and carbon dioxide.
Once it gets to the surface, the plant can use the energy of the sun - to make its own food.
- That's called photosynthesis.
And when it grows big and strong, it creates a beautiful flower.
Which attracts bees and other critters that pollinate the flower - to create new seeds.
- When those seeds fall to the ground, the whole cycle starts over again, and [all.]
That's how flowers grow.
- Just Just give me that tape.
- Coming right up, boss.
Uh, Bang? Bang? - Bang! - Oh, uh, sorry.
Heh.
Was sort of zoning out there for a second.
Here you go.
One, two, three.
Whoo! Photosynthesis makes a plant's food Pollination's how they form new seeds Which fall on the ground Then the stems pop out And the entire plant life-cycle Repeats A seed's just a seed But it's brimming with potential But to grow up A few things are essential Water, carbon dioxide, and the sun That's what a plant needs To make its food Through a process called photosynthesis Now you've got a flower Bright colors and smells so sweet And inside it hides a yummy nectar Too delish to resist For many a bumblebee, bird, or butterfly So they just swing on by And pollen from the stamen Sticks to them Making them a traveling pollen supply Don't you know that some of that pollen Is dropped on the pistil The part of the flower With eggs inside That get fertilized By the pollen all around Then they turn into seeds Finally falling on the ground, yeah Photosynthesis makes a plant's food Pollination's how they form new seeds Which fall on the ground Then the stems pop out And the entire plant-life cycle Repeats Whoa, that was nowhere near the mess I was expecting.
[all.]
Thanks, boss.
- I think.
- Hey, look, everyone, it's Ava Grace.
- Hi, Ava Grace.
- Ava Grace, how you doing, buddy? So, what did you think? Wasn't that amazing? Well, I had no idea how important bees are for flowers.
- Yeah, bees are the best.
- Well, thanks for the question, Ava Grace.
Bye.
- Thanks, Ava Grace.
See you soon.
- Goodbye, now.
- Hey, hey, we did it, guys.
- All right, we did it, guys.
What are you StoryBots doing standing around? There's questions to answer.
Get back to work! Move, now! Go, go, go! - Go, go, go! - Bye, boss.
StoryBots Living 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 341B Can solve another mystery The StoryBots Meet Beep and Bing, Bang, Boop, and Bo Just ask them what you wanna know Just ask the StoryBots Boop.