Ask the StoryBots (2016) s03e05 Episode Script

How Do Cell Phones Work?

1 [laughing.]
Aah! [laughing.]
- [whirring.]
- Come on, guys, let's go! - Yeah! Whoo-hoo! - Yeah, dude! [laughing.]
StoryBots Livin' 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.
- [Hap grunting.]
- [phone ringing.]
Kinkajou, Hullabaloo, Tippecanoe, and Tyler, too! Excuse me, sir? It's ready.
- [choir of angels.]
- [gasps.]
Finally! A hands-free headset.
Lemon shark.
Lewis and Clark.
- John.
Huh? - [beeping.]
Huah! Aah! My headset! I mean, whoa! That's a heck of a question! Get me the best Answer Team we've got! - [mumbling over phone.]
- Wait, what? We can actually get them? [whirring.]
[rock music playing.]
Answer Team 341A reporting for duty, sir.
We won't rest till the job is done.
This is the greatest day of my life.
- [beeping.]
- Huh? - [mumbling over phone.]
- We're on it! We need to answer a question about polar bears before the ice caps melt away.
- Let's go, team! - Yeah! [eagle screeching.]
No, wait, come back! Who's gonna answer my question now? [yelling and grunting.]
Answer Team 341B reporting for duty Sir? Like, what happened here, man? Yeah, who would ever leave such a mess in your office, Hap? [groans.]
Just answer the question.
Hi, StoryBots, my name is Dae-J.
- Dae-J! How's it going, buddy? - Dae-J! - Hi, there! - How're you doing, Dae-J? Oh, it's so nice to meet you! What's your question, Dae-J? Where does chocolate come from? That's a really great question! Where does chocolate Chocolate? Did he say chocolate? - I love chocolate! - Me too, man.
What kind of chocolate do you guys like? - I like chocolate pudding.
- I like chocolate chip cookies.
- Oh, chocolate milkshakes.
- Chocolate éclairs.
- Uh, guys? - Chocolate cream pie! - Chocolate-covered strawberries.
- Chocolate ice cream! Oh, yeah, I love chocolate ice cream.
- Chocolate croissants.
- Chocolate fudge! - Guys? - Chocolate souffle! - Don't forget chocolate mousse.
- Hot chocolate! [overlapping dialogue.]
Guys! I know we all love chocolate, but Dae-J's asking where it comes from.
Ooh, I know where we can find the answer.
StoryBots, prepare for transport.
Let's find out where chocolate comes from.
Outer world, here we come! [whirring.]
[playing "Taps" on trumpet.]
You were ahead of your time, hands-free headset.
You were too good for this world.
We can rebuild him, sir.
We have the technology.
Aah! Well, we had the technology.
[all yelling.]
[yelling and grunting.]
- Aah! Uhh! - Uhh! - Uhh! - Aah! Bo-oo-oo-oo-op [crashing.]
So, uh, Bang, why did you bring us to a laundromat? Oh, I come here all the time to play my favorite video game, man.
It's the most rad game of the universe.
I'm all, like, pew, pew, pew, pew, pew.
And it's all, pew, pew, pew, pew.
So cool.
Um, I still don't understand why we're here.
Oh, well, you see, I remembered that my favorite game is next to this most righteous vending machine.
Choco late So beautiful.
Uh, should we be worried about him? Whoo-hoo! Yeah! [sighs.]
Come on, guys.
Huh! Ugh! Uhh! Ya! Huah! - Huh! - Huh! - Whoop! - Boop.
Ha! [Bing grunting.]
Oh, mwah, mwah, mwah, oh.
Oh, sweet, sweet chocolate.
- Mwah! - Bing, come down from there! - It's too high, man.
- Bing, get down, please.
It's not safe up there.
[loud footsteps.]
Huh? [man.]
Huh, let's see.
What am I in the mood for? Chips, chocolate Uh-oh.
Uh, soda? [inhales.]
[coins rattling.]
Uh, sir? Excuse me, sir? Can you please not put any money in the machine? No, no! [Beep yelling.]
- [all gasp.]
- [crashing.]
Uh, that doesn't sound very good.
[alarm sounding.]
Huh? Uh, whoa, aah! - Bing, no! - Wha Aah! Oh? Ha, see? I told you guys everything was gonna be Whoa! [all.]
Aah! Aah! Aah! Whoa! Whoa! Aah! Aah! Aah! [Bang.]
We got you, buddy! Aah! A little to the left! Aah! Almost here! Oh, sorry, dude.
My bad.
[all yelling.]
[all yelling.]
Is everyone OK? I think so.
Boop, boop, boop.
What is it, Boop? - Boop, boop, boop, boop, boop, boop, boop.
- [metal creaking.]
[Boop gasps.]
Boop! [Boop groaning.]
What is that? It looks like South America? [Bang.]
Oh, man, that's Ecuador! Me and my pal Moonbeam surfed some killer waves there.
It was radical.
Well, if this map is pointing to Ecuador, maybe the answer to Dae-J's question is there, too! - Oh, yeah, Ecuador, I dig it! - Yeah, maybe it is there! Oh, Beep, you're so clever.
Come on, guys, let's go to Ecuador! [whirring.]
- [alarm sounding.]
- Oh.
Aah! Ooh.
- Arr! - Huh? Them there gold doubloons is my money, you yellow-bellied picaroons! Arr.
Ha-ha! Money.
[both laughing.]
[hip-hop music playing What is money? It helps us measure The value of things Like how much money Would you pay for these diamond rings? Yeah, I got money All these coins and all this paper Could spend my money, yeah Or I could save it all up for later [rapping.]
Over 3000 years ago As far as we can tell The first form of money Was this little seashell 200 years later, if you were a shopper You used metal coins made of bronze or copper In China in the year 800 You were paid In the first form of paper money That was ever made You wanna know why we need money? I'll tell you Money helps us measure value Like how much are These new blue suede shoes? Would you spend the money? Well, you gotta choose If you wanna buy them Then we'll do a trade You give me the money And I give you the suede Or you can pay for services like learnin' ballet Or save all your money up For a rainy day I almost forgot There's more you gotta learn, see All over the world Countries use a different currency Euros, dollars, pesos, and francs There's even crypto money On decentralized banks Money All these coins and all this paper Could spend my money, yeah - I could save it all up for later - For later [whirring.]
Oh, wow! Ecuador is so beautiful! Yeah, but I don't see any chocolate.
Where's the chocolate? All I see is plants, plants, trees, dirt, giant mysterious frog, a stick, leaves Wait, what was that? A giant what? A giant mysterious frog.
It's standing right behind you.
Oh! [croaks.]
Buenos dias, StoryBots.
What brings you to my jungle? Oh, uh Hi.
Uh, we're trying to answer a question for a boy named Dae-J.
Yeah, he wants to know where chocolate comes from.
That depends how far back you want to go, StoryBots.
At our core, we are all stardust.
Uh We were kind of hoping for a more practical answer.
- Do you think Hey, hello? - Mr.
Frog? Sir? [Bing.]
Hey, where are you going? Come back.
- Hello? - Boop.
Hup! [all.]
Oh! This is what you seek, StoryBots.
The fruit of the cacao tree.
Fruit? We're not looking for fruit.
Yeah, we're looking for chocolate, dude.
Ah, StoryBots.
The answers to life's greatest mysteries are rarely found on the surface.
Instead, you must look within.
Behold the cacao bean! Which are technically seeds, but we call them beans 'cause, well, they kinda look like beans.
Oh, they're really slimy.
I don't understand.
What do a bunch of slimy white beans have to do with chocolate? Nothing, Señorita Beep, until they undergo their metamorphosis! Uh, guys, I'm not so sure he's gonna help us get a - [croaks.]
- [all gasp.]
Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! - Theo-bro-ma! - Guys, what's happening? Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! Theo-bro-ma! - Whoa, wow! - Wow! Where are we? Yeah.
And why is the ground all white and slimy and stuff? White and slimy? [gasps.]
Guys! I think that shaman frog guy shrunk us down and put us on a cacao bean! [laughing.]
Whoa! That is bonkers, man! [giggling.]
Oh, my gosh! Aren't you just the cutest things ever? Hello! [giggles.]
What are you guys? We're microscopic fungi called yeast.
We're here for fermentation.
Huh? Ferma-whatcha-say? Fermentation! It's when we eat all the sugar off these cacao beans and produce alcohol and CO2 gas.
- [farts.]
- Aw.
- [farting.]
- Oh! Oh, my.
We can clean a whole bean in just five to seven days.
Five to seven days? We can't wait here that long.
Don't worry, Beep.
The thing is [shaman frog.]
You're not really here right now.
- Huh? - Wait, what? Uh, what just happened? Ah, StoryBots.
You have returned from your magical mystery tour.
Yeah, but I still don't see any chocolate.
Where's the chocolate? Patience, Señor Bing.
The beans still must be dried by the great fire in the sky.
Uh, OK.
And then, what happens? The journey of a thousand miles begins.
[truck beeping.]
With a guy named Jimmy.
Huh? [Jimmy.]
Just one bag this week, amigo? That is it, Señor Jimmy.
All right, amigo.
See you next week.
Adios, amigo.
Hey, where's that truck going? The destination for all is opaque, StoryBots, until it is not.
Oh, for crying out loud.
Come on, guys, let's get on that truck! - All right, yeah! - Yeah! - Good-bye, Mr.
Witch Doctor Frog! - Bye, Witch Doctor Frog! - Great hanging out! - Thanks for all your help! - Take care of that yeast, man! - Thank you! Bye! Adios, amigos! May luck be with you on your journey.
Ooh! - Bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz, bzz.
- [laughing.]
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buuuuzz Huh? Huh? Aah! [laughing.]
- Ribbit - Amazing frog Ribbit, ribbit - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit - Ribbit - Out in the jungle, up in a tree That groovy little frog Is keepin' the beat He hops to the left, Then he hops to the right In his bright orange pants, He is really a sight His feet are like magic With those suction-cup toes That frog keeps a-boogyin' Wherever he goes Just look at those big, round, googly eyes He does a little dance, and then, He eats some flies R-r-r-ribbit, r-r-r-r-ribbit R-r-r-ribbit, r-r-r-r-rib - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit Yeah - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit Dancin' little frog - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit He's hoppin' glad - Amazing frog - Ribbit, ribbit - Whoa - Ribbit [whirring.]
Like, what is this place, man? It looks like some sort of factory.
But I don't see any chocolate anywhere.
Yeah, where's the chocolate? I thought the truck was gonna take us to the chocolate.
Did you way you're looking for chocolate? [all.]
Huh? If so, this is where the magic happens, StoryBots.
- Yeah! That's so sweet! - All right! That's awesome! So, where is all the chocolate? Making chocolate is a process, Bing.
There are a lot of steps that need to happen before you get to the chocolate you buy in the store.
Steps? I don't have time for steps.
Ugh, I gotta go find the chocolate.
Where's the chocolate? Come on, StoryBots.
Follow me.
I'll show you how it's done.
Ah! Ha Hmm.
There's gotta be some chocolate around here somewhere Aah! Ouh! Um, hello? Hello? Um, a little help down here, please? Oh, oh, hey, sir! Um, hi, can I get your Wait, wait! Don't do that! No! So, after the beans are cleaned, the first major step is to roast the raw cacao beans.
We pour 400 pounds of beans into this machine.
Aah! The roaster cooks the beans at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for close to an hour.
Ah, ooh, ooh, ah, ooh, hot, hot, hot! After the beans are cooked, they're dropped into this tray and spun around to cool.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Next, we need to get the shells off the roasted beans.
This machine crushes and shakes them until all the shells fall off and all that's left is the nib.
- The nib? - Yeah, what's the nib, Ms.
Chocolate Lady? It's the part of the bean that gets sent to the mill.
Ah, ooh, ah! Aah! Inside this machine, thousands of metal balls are pounding the nibs into a thick liquid.
Whoa, sure would hate to be one of those beans, man.
Ah! Ooh! Ah! Ow! The liquid cacao is very bitter on its own.
So we add sugar, and sometimes milk, to sweeten it up.
Oh Aah! The clumpy mix of cacao and sugar is sent through rollers that crush it into a powder.
Whoa! Aah! Aah! Next, the powdery mix is spun around and heated up so that it turns back into a liquid.
Aah! Aah! Aah! That liquid is poured into a mold that gives the chocolate its final shape.
Aah! [muffled shouts.]
Once it's cooled, the chocolate is ready to be packaged and shipped off to stores everywhere.
- Oh, that is awesome! - Radical, man! Well, it looks like we got our answer, guys.
Let's Wait a minute.
Where's Bing? Whoa, I think I found him, man.
[muffled talking.]
- Thank you! - Thanks, chocolate lady! - Love your factory! - OK, OK, thanks for coming by.
Please stop back anytime.
[electronic voice.]
StoryBot fun fact number 12'131'975.
Did you know that in Beijing, China, the Forbidden City got its name because no one could enter without the Emperor's permission? [Chinese music playing.]
Ah, I love having a forbidden city.
Huh? Stop! Don't you know what "forbidden" means? [gasps.]
You cannot enter without my permi [quacks.]
OK, just you.
Everyone else, forbidden! [Asian pop music playing.]
In China, near the ancient wall There stands a city huge and tall Cars and buses jam the streets With noisy honks and toots and beeps Crowds go bustling here and there People bicycle everywhere In Beijing, the capital of China The city is packed with awesome sights Tienanmen Square with colorful kites The Forbidden City is super cool That's where the emperors used to rule You can dine on dumplings nice and thick Or toasted scorpions on a stick In Beijing, the capital of China The Temple of Heaven is fun to see In the parks, the people do Tai Chi There are giant pandas at the zoo And a famous show about Kung Fu The city keeps bustling day and night Some streets glow with lantern light In Beijing, the capital of China In Beijing, the capital of China [whirring.]
- [Hap grunting.]
- [phone ringing.]
Hercules Mulligan! Suspenders! Beehive! Huh? [yelling and grunting.]
Wow, Hap! You look like little tiny ant down there.
Quit your goofin' around! This kid needs an answer! Pronto! What? Can you speak up? I can't hear you all the way up here.
Now! - Aah! - Whoa! Boop.
I told you StoryBots to get an answer! Not dilly-dally! We got the answer, boss! We know where chocolate comes from! It all starts in the Rainforest with cacao trees.
They grow these giant fruit called cacao pods.
Yeah, and inside each pod are big white beans that are covered in gooey, sugary slime! It looks really gross, but these microscopic dudes called yeast just love to gobble it up.
When the yeast eat up all the sugary slime, it gets turned into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
That's called fermentation.
After fermentation, the beans are dried, roasted, de-shelled, and ground into a powder.
Then, the powder is mixed with sugar, and sometimes milk, to make it even more delicious.
Next, the chocolate mixture is poured into a mold where it cools down and hardens.
And when it gets wrapped, packaged, and shipped to stores all around the world [all.]
That's where chocolate comes from! Just give me that tape.
Comin' at ya, Hap-man.
Huh? What the This is a chocolate bar.
Not a video tape! Huh? Oh, yeah.
I thought this was a bit bland.
Here you go! [pop music playing.]
Oh, thank you, thank you, cacao trees From every chocolate eater The chocolate made from your Cacao beans makes life a little sweeter Now to the Rainforest we go Where the cacao trees all grow Producing cacao pods A fruit with a secret 'Cause take off the peel And hiding beneath it Are giant white beans Covered in sugary slime - You heard right.
- So you take the pods And remove the beans Then ferment them And what that means is that There's yeast all over them Munching the goo That's a win-win for yeast and you 'Cause the yeast turns sugar Into alcohol and carbon dioxide Which cleans off the beans' Slimy outside But even once fermentation's complete There's a lot you gotta do Before it's ready to eat You gotta clean the beans, Dry the beans Roast and peel and grind the beans Combine the beans with sugar and Maybe add in some milk And then you mix it all up Till it's smooth as silk Then it hardens in a mold Into something you can hold That's a bar I wouldn't trade For a bar of gold Thank you, thank you, cacao trees - From every chocolate eater - Every one of us The chocolate made From your cacao beans - Makes life a little sweeter - So much sweeter Oh, cacao tree, we thank you so - For making life more yummy - Thank you! So please accept our gratitude From the bottom of our tummy Whoa.
That was pretty sweet! - Oh! He likes it! - Yeah! - He likes it! - Sweet! Hey, look, it's Dae-J! - Hi, Dae-J! - It's good to see ya! Wow, StoryBots! I never knew chocolate came from a plant! Yeah, lots of yummy things grow from plants.
- Like oranges! - And pineapples! And pizza! Uh Uh, Bang, pizza doesn't grow on plants.
Oh Well, a guy can dream.
StoryBots, I really like you guys.
Bye! - Good-bye, Dae-J! - See ya! - Nice to meet you! - Thank you so much! We appreciate it! Enough with the pleasantries! We've got questions to answer! Get to work! Move! Now! Go! Go! Go! - Go, go, now! - Bye, boss! [whirring.]
StoryBots Livin' 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.