Ask the StoryBots (2016) s03e03 Episode Script

Why Do People Look Different?

1 [giggling.]
- Aaah! - [crash.]
- [giggling.]
- [giggling.]
[both giggling.]
- Come on, guys, let's go! - Yeah, whoo-hoo! Yeah, dude! Whoa-ho-ho-ho-ho! Boop.
StoryBots Livin' inside computer parts - The StoryBots - [all.]
Aaah! 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 - [all exclaim.]
Meet Beep and Bing, Bang, Boop, and Bo Just ask 'em what you want to 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! [whooshing.]
- [angry muttering.]
- [phone ringing.]
Mesopotamia! Pontoon! Watermelon! Holy cow, it's hot in here! Somebody get me a fan! You got it, sir.
Faster! Faster! Faster!!! - Aaah! - [crash.]
What were you thinkin'?! That was way too fast! - [beeping.]
- Aah! Who am I gonna get to answer that? Ohh! Ohh! Ahh! Oh! Oh! Over here! Over here! I'm open! Hup! Hup! Comin' your way, Bo! Huh! Boop.
Oh! Mine! Mine! Mine! [Bang.]
Run, Bing, run! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! It's headed downtown, Bing! [tires squeal.]
Yahh! Ahh! - Ohh! - [clatter.]
Goooooal! Wow, nice header, Hap.
Yeah! Do you wanna join our team? I don't have time for games! These kids have a question! [all yelling.]
Answer team 341-B, reporting for duty, sir! Good! 'Cause I need an answer, pronto! Capice?! Hi, StoryBots.
My name is Coco.
My name is Lennon.
We have a question for you! [all.]
Hi, Coco! Hi, Lennon! How's it goin'? So, what's your question, girls? [both.]
Why do people look different? Sorry, I didn't quite understand that.
Why do people look diffeeeerent?! Um maybe just one of you could try asking the question.
Why do people look different? - [all.]
Oh, yeah! - [Bang.]
Totally! I understand now! Hmm.
Why do people look different? I have no idea, man! Yeah.
That's a really tough one.
What's different about the way you look? We have different kind of hair, and we have different kind of skin.
Oh, yeah! Yeah, you do have different hair and skin.
Her hair is a different color, and mine is curly.
Oh, I love curly hair and I love straight hair! Oh! I got it! I think I know where we can find the answer.
- [dial tones.]
- [horn blows.]
StoryBots, prepare for transport! Let's find out why people look different! [all.]
Outer world, here we come! [whooshing.]
Hut! [loud clattering.]
Still got it.
- Ohh! - [thud.]
[StoryBots screaming.]
Aaah! Uhhhh! Eeee! Aaaaaeee! Boooop! [whooshing.]
[lullaby playing.]
[StoryBots screaming.]
Boop? Yeah, that was a soft landing.
Bang, where are we? Well, I figured if we wanted to know why people look different, we should go to the place where people start being people.
My friend Bernard is a nurse, and he Shhhh! Oh! Hey, StoryBots.
Oh, hey, Bernard.
How's it goin', man? Pretty good, Bang, but you couldn't have come at a worse time.
I finally got them all to go sleep.
[all snoring gently.]
Ohhhhh! Babieeeees! [softly gurgling.]
Aaah! [yawns.]
Awwww! Wah-wah-wah-wah-wah-wah-wah.
Heeeeee! - [record needle scratches.]
- Bo, I know they're really cute, but you gotta keep it together.
We need to answer Coco and Lennon's question.
OK! I can handle this.
They're just babies.
Tiny, precious beautiful! - [all.]
Bo! - Oh! Sorry.
So what are you StoryBots doing here anyways? We're trying to find out why people look different.
Ooh! Uh, that's a great question.
Let me show you.
It's a bit complicated, StoryBots, but the best place to start is by looking at the mom and dad.
Oh, look, smoochy-pooch, she's got your beautiful curls! Oh, snuggle-muffin, and your sweet little button nose.
- Ooh! Coochie-cooch-cooch! - I could just kiss your face all day long.
Bleeech! You see, StoryBots, the way a person looks is a combination of how their mom and dad look.
Even the baby's skin color is a mix of their mom's and dad's.
Oh, yeah.
Red and blue make purple.
- Exact-a-rooni.
- [Bang.]
Heh heh! Come on, Bernard.
You know "exact-a-rooni" is not a real word.
I know.
You're the cutest baby in the whole wide world! Oh! You're the cutest baby in the whole wide galaxy! Ahhh you're the cutest baby in the whole wide universe! [baby coos.]
So, Mr.
Bernard, how do babies actually get their looks from their parents? Parents pass down their looks through DNA.
You get half from your mom, and half from your dad.
DNA? What's that? Ah.
It's deoxyribonucleic acid, silly.
Deoxyribonucleic acid.
I don't think I can even say deoxyribonucleic acid.
Boop? So what does this DNA stuff actually do, Mr.
Bernard? Well, it's the instructions to make all the parts of your body.
Kind of like a manual for building you.
Hey! That sounds like it'll help us answer Coco and Lennon's question! Yeah, man! We totally need to get that instruction manual.
Well, then it's a good thing you can find DNA in almost every cell of the body.
- Whoa-ho-ho! Awesome! - That's amazing! That's great! Come on, guys, let's Wait.
Where's Bo? They're just so cute, with their little fingers and toes and faces! [sneezes.]
Aaah! [all.]
Aaaah! She sneezed! It was so tiny.
And cute! And precious! They're all just perfect little angels! [words echoing.]
Oh, no! Aaaaaah! [all crying.]
Oh, no! Oh, no! Shh! Shh! It's gonna be OK! - Shh! Shh! Come on! - [all wailing.]
Hey, uh, Bernard, do you need some help, dude? Uh, no.
I've got it under control.
You've done quite enough.
Ha ha ha ha.
Heh heh.
Then let's go to that cell and find some DNA! - Come on, guys, let's go! - See ya! [Bang.]
Glad we could help, Bernard! See ya soon! [singing.]
[Bernard crying.]
Aaaah! [whooshing.]
- [both.]
Oh? - [baby crying.]
[both gasp.]
[toy rattles.]
- [baby screaming.]
- [both.]
Aah! There you are, my little shnookums.
Grandma knows what you need.
- [baby crying.]
- [humming lullaby.]
[baby stops crying.]
[both giggling.]
[both giggling.]
Shh! [both.]
Hee hee hee hee! Hee hee hee hee hee! Rock-a-bye baby in the tree top When the wind blows, the cradle will rock Cradle will rock Rock, rock Rock, rock, rock, rock, Rock-a-bye baby Way up high in the tree tops And when the wind blows, the cradle, it will Rock, rock, rock, rock And when the bough breaks, that little cradle, it will fall - Yah! - And down will come the little baby - Cradle and all - Cradle and all! All!!!! Yah, yah, yah, yah! Oh! Yahhh!!! Yah! Yah, yah, yah, yah, rock! - Rock that baby! - Huh! Huh! Huh! Rock it, rock it, rock it, rock it! Yahhh! Rock, rock, rock! Rock that little baby! Rock-a-bye baby way up high in the tree top In the tree top, top, aah! And when the wind blows, the cradle, it will Rock, rock, rock, rock, baby! - And when the bough breaks - Rock-a, rock-a, rock-a, rock-a! - That little cradle, it will fall - Yah, yah, yah, yah, yah! - Baby gonna fall! - And down will come The little baby, cradle and all [screaming, laughing.]
- [music stops.]
- Baby.
[StoryBots screaming.]
[all grunting, groaning.]
This cell sure is big for a place so small.
Yeah! The DNA could be anywhere! - [nucleotide.]
C! C! - Huh? - [nucleotide 2.]
A! - [Bo.]
Oh, my! Who are you guys? - C! - A! - T! - G! That looks like fun! I wanna be a G! G! G! G! Come on, Bing, stop messing around.
We need to find some DNA so we can answer Coco and Lennon's question! Yeah, where would we even start looking? - [Polymerase.]
Cancel my 4 o'clock.
- [StoryBots.]
Huh? Move my 3 o'clock to 1 o'clock, my 1 o'clock to 3 o'clock, and my 2 o'clock to 4.
She seems pretty important.
Maybe she'll know where to find DNA.
And take my 12 o'clock and squeeze it - between my 3 o'clock and my 2 o'clock - Excuse me, miss? Miss? What do you want, kid? Uh, do you know where we can find DNA? Sure! Everyone knows these 46 chromosome towers are made of DNA! - Wow! - Move my 2 o'clock to 3:15 They're so pretty! Hey, wait Where'd she go? - They went in there! - Come on! [nucleotides shouting letters.]
- [Polymerase.]
Move my 2 o'clock to 3:15.
- Look! Move my 6 o'clock to 9 o'clock Wait! Excuse me, miss! [elevator dings.]
- [Beep.]
Wait! - to 4 o'clock.
Ahh! Ohh.
Well, we can always take the stairs, man.
Those don't look like [gulps.]
I guess it is more like a weird, spiral ladder thingy.
What are we waitin' for? Come on, let's go! Whoo-hoo! Don't look down.
Don't look down.
Don't look down.
Don't look down.
Aaaah! Don't look down! Don't look down! Don't look down! Don't look doooown! - C! - G! - Hmm.
- G! G! G! [laughs.]
Ohhh are we almost there? It can't be too much further.
- [rumbling.]
- [all cry out.]
- Whoa.
- What was that? G? - [rumbling.]
- [all crying out.]
- [all groan.]
- [Bo.]
I'm dizzy.
Ahh, you can't just barge in here.
I'm a busy polymerase! You need to make an appointment.
Um, well we'd like to make an appointment for 1 o'clock.
How's my 1 o'clock? - T! - G! Huh.
You're in luck.
Meet me at 1 o'clock sharp.
- Yeah, works for me! - My calendar's clear.
[clock ticking.]
Ah, StoryBots! What can I do for you? Make it snappy.
Oh! Um, we're looking to find DNA.
Yeah! We need to find out how it makes people look different.
Well, that ladder you were climbing is DNA, and happens to be the instructions for this whole place.
The entire body! [all.]
Whoa! The instructions are spelled out with just four letters.
- A, T, G, and C.
- [each repeats their letter.]
- They're called nucleotides.
- [all.]
Oh! So what do the nucleotides do? They link together to help form genes! Genes? What are genes? Genes are sections of the DNA that give the body specific instructions, like making hair brown or eyes blue.
There are over 20,000 genes in the 46 chromosomes.
But how do they work? Look here.
My job is to copy the genes.
Oh, cool! - G! - T! G! G! G! I simply match up the nucleotides.
This piece goes here G! G! G! Why do you do that? So I can send the copy to the builders! They're called ribosomes.
G! G! G! Whoo-hoo! How do you know if the order is right? I pay extra close attention to what I'm doing - to make sure I don't make any mistakes.
- Uhh! - [all.]
Aah! - Wait, Mrs.
Polymerase! Uh, guys? [all.]
Ohhh! [Bing.]
Heeeelp! Oh, no! Bing! Uh-oh.
That can't be good.
Come on, guys, we gotta get Bing! - Whoa! - Hang on, Bing! - Boop! - Let's go! - Don't forget the G! - G! [whooshing.]
- [humming.]
- [both.]
Huh? Hmm.
[both gasp.]
- Hmm.
- Hmm? [both gasp.]
Huh? [both grunting.]
Huh? [both giggling.]
[both giggling.]
One Two - One, two, three, go! - Let's wait for the sunlight Let the day glow When everything shines bright We'll take the day slow Sunshine is yellow Yellow, yellow, yellow Sunshine is yellow Yellow, yellow, yellow, sunshine is - I wake up in the mornin' - [alarm rings.]
- The day says hello, hello - [alarm off.]
The sun in the sky is my favorite fellow Drinkin' lemonade, feelin' so mellow Three primary colors, and this one's yellow Yellow honeybees, yellow daffodils Yellow bananas, don't forget to peel Cheesy macaroni or a big school bus Yeah, it means slow down even when you're in a rush Yellow buttercups, how could I forget? Color of canaries or little baby chicks Summertime trips, put that in the mix Yellow means happy, it feels like this Let's wait for the sunlight, let the day glow When everything shines bright We'll take the day slow - Sunshine is yellow - Yellow, yellow - Sunshine is yellow - Yellow, yellow - Yellow, yellow, yellow - Sunshine is yellow [whooshing.]
[StoryBots screaming.]
[all groaning.]
Has anyone seen Bing? Boop boop! Boop boop boop! - Help, I'm stuck! I'm stuck! - [clank.]
Guys, I don't want to be a G anymore! Get me outta here! Get me out! [clank.]
Hang on, Bing! We're comin', buddy! [clank.]
- Guys, get me out! Get me out! - [clank.]
Quick! Everyone grab hold and pull! [clank.]
I don't think we're gonna make it! [clank.]
[all yelling.]
- [clank.]
- Aah! Aaah! Get me out of here! Get me out of here, I'm serious! This is really bad, this is really bad! Get me out of here!!! - [clanking stops.]
- Huh? Aw, what are you StoryBots doin' here? Can't you see I'm workin'? Oh! We're sorry, Mr.
We didn't mean to slow you down.
Yeah, man.
We were just tryin' to stop you from eatin' our friend! Eatin'?! I'm not eatin' these guys, StoryBots.
I'm readin' 'em, see? The order of the nucleotides tells me what kind of proteins to make.
Proteins? What are proteins? Listen, I'll show ya.
Just pop that little guy in there and stand back.
[nucleotides shouting letters.]
- Aha! - [StoryBots.]
Whoa! Cool! Well, howdy, everybody! Nice to meet you.
nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
And nice to meet you.
- Hi, Mr.
Protein! - Nice to meet you, man! Nice to meet you too, Mr.
So, what are you StoryBots doin' in this here cell? We're trying to find out why people look different.
Well, you're talking to the right guy.
Us proteins are the building blocks for the entire body! Ha ha! We make everything, from skin to bones, organs, cells all kinds of things! You name it, we make it! How do you do that? Oh.
Well, it's only the neatest thing around.
See? We proteins come together to help form cells.
The cells then come together to make up all the parts of the body! [StoryBots.]
Wow! What kind of protein are you? I'm gonna be part of an eye cell.
Whee! I fit amongst other proteins just like me, and together, we'll make this person's eyes greeeen! - Wow! - Whoo-hoo-hoo! Wow! So green! There are millions of us proteins, all created from DNA that is unique to each person.
Tiny differences in A's, T's, G's and C's lead to slightly different proteins, which create all sorts of wonderful variations in the human body.
So many shapes, sizes, and colors, mixing and matching, matching and mixing, every one unique, and yet connected, all by DNA! Wow.
That was beautiful! Well, it looks like we got our answer, guys.
- Thanks, Mr.
Protein! - Thanks, Mr.
Ribosome guy! [Bo.]
Bye-bye! Bye-bye! Thanks, StoryBots! [whooshing.]
[robotic voice.]
StoryBots fun fact number thirty-seven million, eight hundred two thousand, six hundred twenty-nine.
Did you know that in the country of New Zealand there are more sheep than there are people? [woman.]
We're now starting our tour of New Zealand.
If you look to your left, you'll see sheep! - [all baahing.]
- But if you look over to your right, you'll see uh, more sheep.
- [bicycle ring dings.]
- [man.]
Excuse me! Are we goin' anywhere without sheep? Good question! Driver? [driver baahs.]
We will follow you 'cause we're sheep Sheep-a-deep, sheep-a-deep Sheepa-deepy-deepy-sheep Here we go, here we go, we're all sheep We stick with each other, you know we roll deep When we're all together they call us a herd - Yes, I heard - No, "herd" - H-E-R-D - Word We're natural followers, like to be led We'll follow a shepherd or a dog named Fred Don't like to be apart, when we're on or own We get really nervous 'cause we're all alone But the thing that really makes all the sheep rule All of us sheep are covered in wool - That's the hair on our bodies - They know that, fool Keeps us warm in the winter, in summer we cool When they shave it all off, that's called shearing - Check it out - All my wool's disappearing! You can turn wool into hats, sweaters and shawls Socks, rugs 'n' gloves, even baseballs A male is a ram, a baby is a lamb - A female is a ewe - I know who I am - No, a ewe, E-W-E - I get it now Ewes are female sheep, this is a cow We eat grass and grains, chew it and swallow We'll go anywhere, you lead and we'll follow Sheep, sheep-a-deep Sheep-a-deep, sheep-a-sheepy-deepy Sheep, sheep-a-deep, sheep-a-deep Sheep-a-deepy-deepy sheep [baahs.]
[telephones ringing.]
[Hap muttering.]
Rubber band! Dune buggy! Egg nog! What the [whooshing.]
- Boop.
- Huh? Boop? What are you doing here alone?! I don't have time to wait around! And where's the rest of your [all grunting.]
We shoulda totally taken that left turn at Albuquerque, man.
[Hap roaring.]
What are you StoryBots doing back here, huh?! I told you to get an answer! Not dilly-dally! We got the answer, boss! We know why people look different! Humans are made up of trillions of these tiny little things called cells.
Yeah, and inside most cells are 46 of these even smaller things called chromosomes! When you zoom in real close, you can see that they're actually spiral ladders called DNA.
And everyone's DNA is a little bit different.
Sections of the DNA are called genes, and they hold the instructions for building all the parts of the body.
The instructions are written using different patterns of only four letters! A's, T's, G's, and C's.
They're called nucleotides, man.
These things called ribosomes read the nucleotides to make proteins! And proteins go on to form hair, eyes, skin, and everything else.
And because no two people have the same DNA [all.]
that's why people look different! Just Just give me that tape.
- Here ya go.
- Actually, I uploaded the video to the computer.
It'll be way faster.
- Huh? - I'll just log onto the server, hold Shift, Command, F5, Enter.
Now log in as admin, Alt-tab, copy the subfolder to the desktop, convert to MP4, and.
- Heh heh heh heh.
- Arrghh! We also made a tape.
Oh, yeah.
Glad I thought of that.
Everybody's DNA is a little bit different That's why we all look a little bit different The world's a more fun kinda place With more than one kind of face And thanks to DNA We all look a little bit different We're all made of tiny cells And in not all cells, but most You'll find smaller things called chromosomes Which if you look up close Are scrunched-up spiral ladders That's DNA, believe it or not Its sections are called genes Now look closer and you'll see that it's got particles called nucleotides On each step of the ladder Four kinds, A, T, G, and C Arranged in codes or patterns These patterns in our DNA Give ribosomes instructions On the kinds of proteins that they should make And from these proteins grow all our body parts, head to toe So how they look all depends on our DNA, hey And since everybody's DNA Is a little bit different That's why we all look a little bit different The world's a more fun kinda place With more than one kind of face And thanks to DNA We all look a little bit different [whooshing.]
That was shockingly clear.
[all talking, cheering.]
Hey, look, guys! It's Coco and Lennon! - Hey, hey! - Hi, Coco! - Coco and Lennon, how ya doin'? - How ya doin', guys? Well, StoryBots, I didn't know there was was instructions in our whole body! Oh, yeah! Even the whole body needs instructions.
My, like, brain can barely comprehend it, man! I'm losing my mind.
She's losing her mind! Thanks, StoryBots! Byeeee! - See ya later, Lennon.
See ya, Coco.
- [all saying goodbye.]
What are you StoryBots doing here?! We got work to do! Get out of here! Go! Now! Move! Move! - Work! Work! Work! - Bye, boss.
Work! 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 want to know Just ask the StoryBots Boop.