Ask the StoryBots (2016) s02e08 Episode Script

How Do People Catch A Cold?

1 Aah! Netflix.
Come on, guys, let's go! - Yeah! Whoo-hoo! - Yeah, dude! Boop.
StoryBots Living inside computer parts The StoryBots 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 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.
Pogo stick.
Here's the new Ultra-Power Paper Shredder 9000 you requested, sir.
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Huh? You call that a shredder? Get it out of here.
- Hmm? - Gravy.
14159 Great gooble-gobble, that's a heck of a question! Get me Answer Team 12345.
What? Changing a light bulb? How many StoryBots does it take to change a light bulb? Everyone's a comedian.
Get me an answer team, pronto! Huh? Run for your lives! Non-functioning vacuum cleaner, help! - Don't be a hero, man.
- Oh, the humanity.
You've gotta be kidding me.
- It touched me.
I think it touched me.
- There's no escape.
Huh? Heh.
Don't worry, guys.
It turned the other way.
It's heading straight for - Hap.
Look out! - Huh? Aah! Oh, uh That's a nice look for you, boss.
Uh Is he gonna burst? He's a wizard.
Are you done dillydallying? There's work to do.
Capiche? Answer Team 341B reporting for duty, sir.
I got a whopper of a question, StoryBots.
Hi, StoryBots.
My name is Malachi.
- Malachi, what's happening, man? - Hi.
I have a question for you.
- What's your question? - How do you get a cold? That's a great question.
How do you catch a cold? Wait.
Do you have a cold right now, Malachi? Yeah.
Oh, no.
Is it bad? - Oh, my.
It sounds pretty bad.
- We better get to the bottom of this.
Don't worry, Malachi.
We'll figure it out.
Oh! I know exactly where we can find the answer.
StoryBots, prepare for transport.
Let's find out how you catch a cold.
Outer world, here we come.
Welcome back, my friend.
Who turned this thing back on? Vacuum.
Where are we? Looks like some sort of medical place thingy.
- We're at the doctor's office.
- What are we doing here? Oh, I know.
When people catch colds, they go to the doctor.
The doctor must know how people catch colds.
- Yeah.
- That makes sense.
But, hey, where's the doctor? - Hello, Miss Doctor.
- Hello.
- Down here.
- Down here, Miss Doctor.
Oh, hey, StoryBots.
What can I do for you? We hope you can help us answer a question for a boy named Malachi.
That's why I'm a doctor.
I love helping people.
Well, he wants to know how people catch colds.
Okay, that's a tough one.
Let me check my medical journal.
Oh, boy.
I remember reading something about that in school.
Let me see.
Here it is.
The symptoms of a common cold.
Number one, a runny or stuffy nose.
Number two, a sore throat.
It's dry in here, huh? Number three a cough and congestion.
Um Miss Doctor? Four, a mild headache.
Five Bless me.
Number six, a low-grade fever.
Is it hot in here? Miss Doctor, is everything all right? I have a cold.
I gotta get out of here.
I can't infect my patients.
I'm contagious.
Stay away from me.
Oh! Wait.
Miss Doctor, you haven't answered our question.
Well, there goes our answer.
What do we do now? Hmm.
Hey, what's that? - What? - Those little dudes floating around.
What? I don't see anything.
Right there, man.
Ooh! I see it, too.
Where did they come from? When the doctor sneezed, they all flew in the air.
Hey, little dudes.
What are you called? We are a virus.
A virus? What's that? A teeny, tiny force of destruction and suffering.
Wait, did you guys have something to do with the doctor's cold? Ah, yes, we infected the doctor.
Tell me, who will cure the others now? Well, why are you floating around out here? We're waiting to infect other humans.
- How will you do that? - It's easy.
Maybe we'll land on their food or on their hands.
Or maybe they will breathe us in like air.
And when they do, the sickness will spread.
More and more people will get sick.
Maybe hundreds.
Maybe thousands.
Maybe millions.
We will not let that happen.
Now's our chance.
Oh, no.
The virus is gonna make that person sick.
We've gotta stop that virus.
- On our way.
Let's go.
- Let's do it.
Come on.
Hmm? Huh? Wash your hands.
Did you play in the mud? Are you about to eat? Did you just massage A kitty cat's feet? If you said yes to any of these Well, first, that's awesome And second, go wash your hands Because itty-bitty germs Can get you sick They're sneakier than you think So step right up To that marvelous marvel of science Simply known as a sink Wet your hands And lather 'em up with soap And work the bubbles over every inch It's a cinch Once you know how to do it So come to the sink And don't rush through it Your friends can wait for your return It's more important To not spread germs So scrub 'em loose, swish-swash Splish-splash 'em down the drain And they're washed away Now go dry your hands And you're done, go play Did you go to the potty Or catch a sneeze? Did you crawl around On your hands and knees? If you said yes to any of these Well, thanks for sharing Now please go wash your hands You need to wash your hands Oh, man.
The human body sure is strange.
Whoa! And the virus, it's everywhere.
Whoa, what is that thing? I don't know, but I don't wanna stick around to find out.
It's eating everything.
- Whoa! It ate the virus.
- And now it's coming this way.
- Let's get out of here.
- Oh, no.
It's got my leg.
Guys, it's got my leg! Help! Hang on, Bo.
- Help me! - Why, you Oh, no, you don't.
Help! Help! I can't get free, man.
Me neither.
Uh, excuse me, Mr.
Where are we going? - Hello? - Earth to monster dude.
Excuse me.
What have you brought back today, Maxy? StoryBots.
- Hello.
- Hi.
Well, that's a surprise.
Welcome to the Land of the Lymph.
Who are you? I'm a white blood cell.
The name's Helper T.
What's a white blood cell? There are many types of white blood cells.
But we are all part of the immune system.
We protect the body from all sorts of foreign invaders.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
What is this thing? Oh, this guy, he's a macrophage.
Another type of white blood cell.
He will eat up anything in his path.
He's actually quite friendly once you get to know him.
Right, Maxy? He's so cute.
So, macrophages can eat up the rest of the virus? Yes, they could, but they're totally blind.
But there is a way to lead them to the virus.
- Wait, what virus? Did you say virus? - We chased a cold virus into the body.
Maxy ate one just before he ate us.
You don't say.
I think you might be right, StoryBots.
Look, the virus left an antigen.
Antigen? What's that? It's all that remains of the virus particle.
You cannot stop the virus.
We infect healthy cells.
One of us goes in, many of us come out.
We multiply until every cell is spent.
Soon, your little realm will be ours.
Are you okay? I've been activated.
Activated? What does that mean? A virus has infected the body.
I have to tell the other cells to fight back.
That's a big job for just one cell.
Don't worry.
I've got help.
Go get them, clone.
If I can get all the white blood cells to fight the virus together, then we have a chance of defeating them.
But we've gotta move quickly.
Go, Maxy.
Go! Where are we going? To fight back.
Huh? Huh? Catch a cold.
When your throat is feelin' scratchy And your nose begins to run Your sinuses are stuffy Which is never any fun When your temperature is rising But your energy is low It's sad to say you got yourself a cold Oh, no You cough a lot, you sniff a lot You spray with every sneeze You're sleepy but the mucus Makes it hard to get your Z's You use about a million zillion tissues When you're sick And the gunk you blow is gooey Green and thick, ew, ick You get a little sniffle Then you know you're in a pickle 'Cause a nasty cold is coming Drippage in your nasal plumbing Soon your throat is rough and wheezy Even talking isn't easy 'Cause you got that achy feeling Wow, a cold is unappealing From the dripping and the wiping Now your nose is sore and red Since you can't go out to play You spend your boring days in bed But if you drink your liquids And take your time to rest You'll get better every day Until you're soon back at your best Your Despicableness, we have taken the left bronchial passage.
Very good, admiral.
The infection is going as planned.
The body shall be ours by nightfall.
We are safe behind this wall.
Oh, no.
- They're right outside.
- We're doomed.
- Will you cut that out? - Sorry, sir.
I just get excited.
Minions! Your numbers have grown, but we can be stronger.
Push forward, infect every last cell.
The virus.
They're inside the wall! I wish I became a liver cell.
They're multiplying.
Yes! Press forward.
Who is that? Huh? Stop them.
Hold on, StoryBots.
I'm a helper T cell.
All capable warriors, step forward.
Killer T's, activate.
Attack the virus-infected cells.
- We don't have enough cells.
- We could find some more.
Yes, round up every white blood cell you can.
We'll need all the help.
Come on, guys.
This way.
- All right, let's go.
- Let's do it.
Come on.
You better hurry, StoryBots.
Hello, is anybody here? - Anybody? - Hey, guys, over here.
I found a white blood cell.
Come on out, dude.
- Oh! Hi, there.
- Hi.
All right, let's get back.
Uh, Bang, he's pretty small.
Helper T needs everyone, remember? Come on, little guy.
Where are we going? Keep fighting, killer T's.
Helper, the virus, it's up here, too.
Take them out.
I can't.
I'm not activated.
Hold on, I'm on my way.
Oh, no.
The wall, it's been breached.
Helper T, we found a white blood cell.
- Who'd you find? - Hi.
- It's a B cell.
- Can a B cell help with the battle? B cells can create antibodies.
What are antibodies? Antibodies stick to the virus particles.
They stop the virus from spreading.
Whoa! Good.
Hey, get off of me.
Leave me alone.
Look, the antibodies are clumping the foreign invaders together.
Oh, no, no, no.
And now the antibodies are attracting more white blood cells to the battle.
Whoa! The virus doesn't stand a chance now that all the white blood cells are working together.
That's amazing.
Way to go, white blood cells.
Well, it looks we got our answer, guys.
Bye, Helper T.
- Goodbye, Helper T.
- All right, we did it.
See you later.
Bye, StoryBots.
Thanks again.
StoryBot fun fact number 407,912,601.
Did you know that an Apatosaurus needed to eat 880 pounds of plants every day? Welcome to Bingo's vegetarian buffet.
Help yourself.
Hey, big buddy, save some for your friends.
Wait, no, no, no.
Not everything.
Don't eat all the kale.
Oh! Aw, man, he ate it all.
Ooh! We are now in the Jurassic period Look at that tall tree That's not a tree My neck's so long And my neck's so strong I can bounce my head up and down While I'm rapping my song Wassup? I'm an Apatosaurus I'm the biggest thing In this whole forest Got a long, long neck Don't get it twisted One of the biggest animals That ever existed When I walk, it sounds like thunder Is there anyone bigger than me? I wonder - T.
rex? Triceratops? - Nope, no - Velociraptor? - You could squash us with your toe That's right, I'm the biggest Nobody wants to fight Nobody's at my height Or in my eyesight I can whip my long tail To scare others away - I can live to be a hundred years old - Happy birthday I eat plants and eat rocks To help digest Got nostrils on my head Big heart inside my chest But the part that's best Gotta give me respect I got a long, long, long neck My neck's so long - And my neck's so strong - Oh, yeah I can bounce my head up and down While I'm rapping my song Her neck is long And her neck is strong We can bounce our heads up and down While we're rapping this song Dinosaur elevator going up Porcupine.
Candy corn.
Huh? Whoa.
We have our first clean landing.
- Yeah! - Woo-hoo! - Cool.
- Finally, I thought we were Oh! Look, Bang, your boomerang came back.
I told you to get an answer, not dillydally.
We got the answer, boss.
We know how people catch colds.
There are these disgusting things called viruses.
They're invaders that get in your body and attack healthy cells.
If it weren't for the white blood cells, they'd totally take over.
One type of white blood cell is called a macrophage.
It gobbles up viruses and spits out the pieces.
Leftovers are called antigens.
They kick helper T cells into gear.
Helper T's are like captains of the immune system.
They activate the killer T and B cells.
Killer T's destroy cells that are already infected by the virus.
And the B cells produce antibodies that stick to the virus.
That stops them from attacking new cells.
And helps other white blood cells find the virus and destroy it.
But before they do, that virus can make you feel really bad.
That's why sick people should cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough.
And why people should always wash their hands.
Because if a virus gets inside your body That's how you catch a cold.
Just give me that tape.
Would you look at that? Colds can make you sneeze and cough Thank goodness you can fight 'em off With help from an army Of white blood cells in your body Colds are kinds of viruses Now, as for what a virus is Well, they're little invaders Takin' over healthy cells From cell to cell They keep on spreading Before you know it You'll be getting sick You'll sniff or wheeze Or cough or sneeze It's awful, but that's all right Because your body can defend itself Your suffering will end With help from an army Of white blood cells in your body And the first stage is When cells called macrophages Chew the virus 'til antigens abound And those antigens Kickstart the helper T cells To activate the B cells To make antibodies To slow the virus down The helper T's also trigger Killer T cells To fight cells the virus has infected Your immune system Is keepin' you protected And gets you feeling In good health again Feeling like yourself again All thanks to an army Of white blood cells in your body But still, remember, please Cover your mouth When you cough or sneeze Excuse me.
That was not too shabby.
- Wow, thanks, boss.
- Wow, man.
Hey, guys, guys, look.
It's Malachi.
- Hey, Malachi.
- Buddy, how are you? - So, what'd you think? - Whoa, that's cool.
Did you know colds were caused by tiny little invaders? Whoa, I had no idea.
Those invaders hang out on your hands and in the air.
I'll definitely wash my hands and cover my mouth when I sneeze.
That's very responsible of you, Malachi.
Thanks, StoryBots.
- You're welcome.
- No problem.
- See you, Malachi.
- See you later.
That's enough.
Get back to work.
There's questions to answer.
Go, go, go! - Move! Now, go! Questions! - Bye, boss.
StoryBots Living inside computer parts The StoryBots Helping kids get super smart - They love to learn - 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.