Costume Quest (2019) s01e11 Episode Script

Girl You'll Be a Grubbin Soon - Secrets and Lies

1 - - [eerie squeaking.]
- [laughter.]
- [chittering.]
This is happening? For real? I'm wearing a hobgoblin costume, aren't I? I just can't believe your mom is cool with you having a creature feature birthday party.
Don't worry.
No more little kiddie parties for me.
I'm 12.
Yeah, but does your mom know that? She said I could get my ears pierced when I turned 12.
If I'm old enough for that, I'm old enough for a monster party.
Hmm.
It's monster party time, everyone.
Huh? Hi, kids! What's going on here? It's a Honey Bunny birthday for my Honey Bunny Lucy.
[laughs.]
I've got a treat for you kids.
Homemade bunny ears! [laughs.]
- [groans.]
- I made a pair for everyone.
- Gee, thanks.
- Cool.
You're like an arts and crafts superhero, Mrs.
Chu.
How you doing, Lu? Lucy, look! There's a bounce house.
[whirring.]
Don't be a wimp.
You want to be treated like a 12-year-old, you got to act like one.
Talk to her.
You try talking to someone who thinks you're her itty baby bunny Honey Bunny girl.
[squeaking.]
Any bunny ready for a game? I call it "Baby Bunny Burrow, Mama Bunny Seek.
" All the baby bunnies find a place to make their cozy burrows, and then one mama bunny seeks them out.
So it's hide-and-go-seek? Shh.
Don't tell anyone.
Okay, my itty-bitty bunny birthday girl, you get to be the mama bunny.
Actually, Mom, I don't want to be a mama bunny.
I want to be a - baby bunny.
- [groans.]
Love it! Ready? - One, two, three, four.
- [panting.]
- Five, six, seven.
- Why would a bunny hide from its mom? - Just play the game, dink! - Eight, nine.
Ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 [birds singing.]
LUCY: I choked.
I could have said something, and I blew it.
[sighs.]
You're so much easier to talk to.
- [distant babbling.]
- Huh? [chatter, laughter.]
Grubbins? [grunting.]
They don't seem so scary.
La, la Yah Maybe I still can have a monster party.
Be the Grubbin.
Be the Grubbin.
[echoing cries.]
[distorted laughter.]
[grunting.]
[grunting.]
LUCY: Cannonball! Hey, you! You got me all wet! Do it again! Oh, hey, buddy.
I don't think we've met.
I'm uh, Edith.
E-Everybody knows Edith.
The everyday, average, normal Grubbin.
Is this the soundtrack to Mistress Krypta Lâtar? I love that movie.
Ja, humans have no appreciation for Swedish creature feature movies.
Not even Swedish humans.
Bah, humans.
We're just about to reenact the big showdown fight scene from the end of the movie.
[jangling.]
Want to join? [dramatic orchestral music plays.]
[laughing.]
- Yeah! Yeah! - [giggling.]
[Lucy growling.]
[all laughing, growling.]
[Lucy giggling.]
- [grunting.]
- [Lucy growling.]
[Lucy laughs.]
- [Lucy laughing.]
- Levi, no! [moans.]
[whistling.]
It's nice to get out of the mines and just let loose.
With Bob, it's just the same old, same old.
Get nougat, catch those kids, destroy the human race.
Not that he ever tells us how to do that.
Yeah, have you ever thought about how The Bobster was once a lowly Grubbin like us? You'd never know it from the way he treats us.
Like he doesn't remember what it's like.
I am 108 years old.
You don't have to talk down to me all the time, Bob.
Yeah, I tried to tell him that, but BOTH: He's so hard to talk to.
Exactly.
How do you say, "Stop treating me like a baby and let me get my ears pierced already"? I mean, Bob, am I right? Up top.
[phone buzzes.]
[Grubbins grunting.]
Well, this has been fun, but I have to go.
- Uh - Already? What's the rush? - It's my birthday and - [gasps.]
Your birthday? Why didn't you say so? - How old? - How old? Twelve.
I mean 112.
- Wow! - 112! You're a grown-up Grubbin! What are you doing for your ceremony? My ceremony? Ooh! Idea: we do her ceremony here.
[giggles.]
Brilliant! - I'll go get Bob! - Bob? He's coming here? Of course.
You know how Birthday Bob loves a good ceremony.
Now get in the birthday sack.
My Honey Bunny is such a good hider.
Where is Lucy? I think she got a baby party and went off to sulk.
We got to find her.
Oh, Honey Bunny, where are you? How do we distract Lucy's mom? Don't worry; I'm the king of distractions.
- Ouchie! - Oh, no.
- You poor baby, what happened? - Ow! Your paper bunny ears gave me a paper cut on my pinky-winky! You know what I think you need? A Band-Aid and a lollipop to make it all better.
Wait right here.
Man, how does Lucy not like this? [singsongy.]
Being babied is awesome! [fabric stretching, rustling.]
[Grubbins giggling.]
[gasps.]
What? [cheering, snarling.]
[gasps.]
Let's get this party started! [Grubbins cheering.]
[whimpering.]
Who are you? [panting.]
Hmm? [groans.]
Ah, who am I kidding? I can't tell any of you morons apart.
[Grubbin grunting.]
"At 112, a monster becomes an adult.
" Blah, blah, blah.
"You must have your youth scared out of you, et cetera, et cetera.
" Let's just cut to the good stuff.
Prepare to face Dave! [Dave grunting.]
[whooping, whistling.]
That's what I'm talking about! [yelping.]
Love this guy.
[gasps.]
It's showtime.
[yelps, pants.]
[Dave munching.]
[babbling.]
[roars.]
Oh, mama.
Lucy! Lucy's bunny ears? She was here.
Don't worry, Luce; Mama Wren's coming.
And Reynold.
[panting.]
[laughs.]
Look at her run.
Crummy little Grubbin.
[panting.]
- [crash.]
- Oh! [strings twang.]
There goes the rumpus room.
[laughs.]
I don't know, guys.
I don't think the baby's ready to grow up.
- [Grubbins laugh.]
- I'm not a baby.
I've fought dozens of monsters scarier than this guy.
How do Grubbins fight? Hey, Dave! Run, run, run, as fast as you can.
- [roars.]
- [gasping.]
You can't catch me.
I'm Lu Edith.
[Dave snarls.]
[Grubbins yelling.]
[Dave roaring.]
[Bob screaming.]
BOTH: Huh? - [Bob yelling.]
- [Dave babbling.]
[blows raspberry.]
Hey! You almost Grubbinized me, you dumb Grubbin! Zip it, Bob.
I'm proud to be a Grubbin.
Grubbins rule! Oh! I'll deal with you two traitors later.
But first, get this chair off of me! [Grubbins panting.]
We'll meet again, Grubbin.
Huh? Lucy, you're alive! Wren! I feel like I haven't seen you in a lifetime.
Yeah, no, try an hour, tops.
- [bees buzzing.]
- [grunts.]
What happened? Were you lost? No, I was just thinking.
Talking to my mom has got to be way less scary than fighting monsters.
All I got to do is tell her how I really feel.
You realized all that in an hour? [wind whooshes.]
I guess girls really do mature faster than boys.
Ah, this is the life.
Oh, good.
You found Lucy.
You're a really good hider, Honey Bunny.
I'm not your Honey Bunny! - [both gasp.]
- Lucy! Sorry, let me try again.
You promised I could get my ears pierced when I turned 12, and I'm 12.
I want earrings.
Uh, I don't understand.
I'm too old for a kiddie party.
Mom, let me grow up.
[crying.]
Oh, man.
They grow up so fast.
[sniffles.]
REYNOLD: Closed? But it's 11:00.
Well, guess we can't return these costumes just yet.
What do you say we use them for some extra-credit - monster mashing? - [Lucy grunting.]
There's not even a "gone fishing" sign.
You think maybe Norm's taking a mental health day? I could use a week of those.
I hope he's okay.
Norm! You okay? Norm! Wait up.
[groans.]
[grunting.]
Oof.
Norm! Norm? Here, Normy, Normy, Normy.
[clock ticking.]
Guys, I found something.
[gasps.]
Norm's beautiful lamp.
- Who could've done - [soft clattering.]
WREN: Lucy, to the right.
REYNOLD: There's an intruder.
What do we do? - Monster! - [roars.]
[screaming.]
After him! - Ha! Gotcha! - [grunting.]
- Nice try, fur ball.
- Where's Norm? What did you do to him? [whimpers.]
Silent type, huh? Maybe he'll talk after he's Grubbinized.
MONSTER: Please don't.
I'm a good monster.
I'm not a Repugnian.
I was just looking for a vintage lamp.
In a closed store? - Well, uh - I've heard enough.
Let's Grubbinize this scoundrel.
Hold him down.
Wait.
He said he wasn't Repugnian.
Psh.
We'll see about that.
- [grunts.]
Oh, sorry.
- [muffled.]
: No problem.
WREN: There's no drool? I told you, I'm not a Repugnian.
You're still a liar.
What should we do with him? Let's take him to the Fun Room.
[chanting.]
Fun Room! Fun Room! Fun Room! Fun Room! [straining.]
Come on, Ev.
[grunts.]
[bell dings.]
Oh, yeah.
All me, baby.
[laughs.]
All me Oh.
Ooh.
Norm must use this to watch the Fun Room.
I miss him so much.
Okay, buddy.
The thing about the Fun Room is [whispers.]
it's ironic.
- Hiya! - [groans.]
No.
- Get in there.
- Please So, what now? When my mom needs to make a bad guy talk, she likes to play a little game called "good cop, bad cop.
" - Bad cop dibs.
- Double dibs.
To save Norm, I'll do what I must.
Guess I'm the good cop, then.
[growls.]
[gasps.]
Sorry about my partner.
Little too much joe.
I'm Officer Good, and I want to give you a soda.
Ah, thank you.
After you tell us what happened to Norm.
I'll talk, I'll talk! Um Norm, yes, uh uh, Norm's my friend.
- Friend? - I came into his shop today to buy a lamp.
Norm said he'd keep the store closed so I wouldn't run into any humans.
- You don't have a human suit? - No.
I, uh I live in the forest, so I wouldn't need it, really.
Anyway, I got here, Norm wasn't around.
But you kids came in, and I-I I freaked out.
I-I tried to scare you away.
That's the truth.
- Psst, Wren.
- Yo.
- He sounds sincere.
- No, brah.
He's lying, and I can prove it.
So, you break that lamp upstairs? Yeah, but it was an accident.
But you know what they say: you break it, you buy it.
So pay up.
You have the money, don't you, Mac? What? I mean, uh 'Cause if I was gonna buy a lamp, I'd bring money.
- Wouldn't you? - Uh, oh - She's good.
- Real good.
Ha, silly me.
I-I must have forgotten my wallet in the forest.
Hey, bad cops.
What you think about that? Blam! Detective Everett says you got the right to start crying.
Yeah! Bark, bark, bark, bark.
- [crying.]
- Out with it.
- Where's Norm? - You ate him, didn't you? Ate him like a deli sandwich.
- Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark.
Woof! - [monster crying.]
MONSTER: I didn't! Please stop! Please! [screams.]
All right, that's enough.
Let me talk to him one-on-one.
Okay? Hmm.
Okay, there, buddy.
Let's stop playing games.
It's time to have a heart-to-heart.
If you really are a good monster, please tell me where Norm is.
I-I don't know.
Stop lying.
He's my friend, okay? You know, all my life, people have called me a wimp, and I believed them.
But Norm, he saw me and said I could save the universe.
You don't know what that means to a kid like me.
- [gasps.]
- [Norm's voice.]
: Hey.
I'll always believe in you, bud.
[shouts.]
Get away from me! [whispers.]
Reynold, it's me, Norm.
[gasps.]
He's attacking Reynold.
Come on! All right, look, I'm a monster.
I'm sorry.
My human suit's upstairs.
Get it, help me, please.
Don't tell the others.
Get your hands off him, jocko! Nobody hurts my baby brother but me.
[shouts.]
[growls.]
Get your mitts up.
- You okay, Reynold? - Yeah, no, I'm fine.
I, uh I just need to step out for a sec.
Get my head on straight.
Want me to come with? No, uh, keep questioning him.
He'll crack any minute now.
[whimpers.]
[panting.]
Hmm.
Huh? Where did you put your suit? [bell dings.]
Mamma mia.
Bark, bark.
[growls.]
You got five seconds to tell us where Norm is.
Five, four, three, two [clears throat.]
Uh, is this thing on? - Norm! - [gasps.]
Hey, guys, stop what you're doing.
That's my, uh, friend.
- Where have you been? - Oh, uh They've got a nice jazz brunch over at Pudge's.
I'm sorry.
This is just one big misunderstanding.
That's Jeff.
He's a Gibber-whopper.
A good monster.
And he's a customer of mine.
Collects antique lamps.
Always forgets his wallet.
- [both chuckle.]
- [monster voice.]
That's me.
How's he got power for his lamps out in the forest? - Well, uh - Solar panels.
Solar panels.
That's so Jeff.
Anyhoo, it's all just one big kerfuffle.
What do you say we let Jeff go, huh? I don't know.
What do you guys think? He was attacking Reynold.
- Also - And plus, pizza.
Can't do it.
We don't trust him.
- He attacked Reynold.
- He knows too much.
[roars.]
Hey, let us out of here! - Bark, bark, bark! - Oh, dang.
No! Norm, what are you doing? You need to tell them the truth.
[growls.]
No.
[clears throat.]
I got something better.
Just follow my lead.
- Ow.
Watch where you're g - Hold still.
That looks nothing like an elephant.
It helped us break out last time.
You got a better idea? Anything.
Literally anything.
Guys, stop.
It's happening again.
The Fun Room's tearing us apart! [cackles.]
Fooling Norm was easy.
But you kids saw right through me.
Not bad.
Of course, I still got away with it.
[cackles.]
Say good-bye to old Norm.
- Yah! - KIDS: No! [laughs.]
Stop, you fiend.
Behold, it is I, Mer-nold.
- Yes! - Reynold! -Get him! [growls.]
You think your make-believe wand can stop me? - Ha! - Reynold! You're no match for a Gibber-whopper.
We're the strongest monsters in the universe.
We what do we do? we eat Repugnians for breakfast.
So give up now or pay the price.
I thought you were my friend, Jeff.
I sold you all those lamps.
Ha! Which I resold at a profit! [both grunting.]
[shouting.]
My eye! Hmm, what's he doing? Put down that wand, kid! It's not a toy.
Good bibbidi-bobbidi-bye! Where did you send him, Reynold? Away.
Reynold's gone hard-core.
So just to be clear, there are no more secret monster customers we should know about? Correct.
No secret monsters here.
I think I need a mental health month.
Yeah, we all do.
Come on.
Let's go to my place and play some of Benji's video games.
- I'm in.
- Oh, I, uh I think I left my phone downstairs.
Go on.
I'll catch up.
I'm sorry, Reynold.
I-I tripped on that lamp this morning and spilled coffee on myself.
Had to wash my suit.
It was stupid, clumsy.
And everything we went through was better than telling the truth? I just lied to my friends for you.
Why? 'Cause years ago, I told my best friend I was a monster, and we never spoke again.
Well, I'm still here.
For now.
You have to tell them.
[hawks.]
Promise.
Promise.