He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) s01e26 Episode Script

A Beastly Sideshow

1 [dramatic music.]
I am Adam, Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull.
This is Cringer, my fearless friend.
Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said, "By the power of Grayskull!" [chorus.]
He-Man I have the power! [roaring.]
[He-Man.]
Cringer became the mighty Battle Cat, and I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
Only three others share this secret: our friends the Sorceress, Man-At-Arms, and Orko.
Together we defend Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.
[cackling.]
[chorus.]
He-Man [dramatic music.]
[upbeat carnival music.]
Move back.
Move back.
Make way for the carnival.
Wow! I'm really excited.
Me too, Orko.
It's gonna be some carnival.
Oh! Look what's coming.
[beast roaring.]
[brakes screech.]
Go on.
Step up and have a look.
Is she talking to me? [crowd cheering.]
Yeah, she seems to really like you, Cringer.
Too bad she has to be in a cage.
I wonder what she's doing after the show.
[chortles.]
[eerie music.]
[dark music.]
Well, Beast Man, have you captured Prince Adam's overgrown pet yet? Ah, not yet, Skeletor, but I What about your power to control animals? Use it on the creature.
I tried, Skeletor.
There's something different about this animal.
But don't worry.
Pretty Kitty has already captured his interest.
I will not fail.
You better not, fur brain.
Once I have his pet, then Prince Adam will follow.
And when I have him, He-Man will come to their rescue.
And you'll have him.
Exactly.
[upbeat carnival tune.]
Look! The Human Electrode.
[zapping.]
Wow.
That's the guy who can create electricity with his hands.
[sparks zap.]
Pretty hot stuff.
I can do that.
Watch.
It looks dangerous, Orko.
You might catch fire.
This black powder will help me.
It's ancient magic from the planet Earth, called pepper.
How about letting me try? Yikes! That magic pepper better work.
It didn't put it out! [zany music.]
[water splashes.]
[laughs.]
That was some trick.
This pepper is worthless.
Maybe you just weren't using it right.
Eh, it's just no good.
You can have it.
[Beast Man.]
Hurry, hurry, hurry! It's show time, yes, sirree, at the Beastly Menagerie.
[roars.]
And now, can beauty tame the savage beast? [whip cracks.]
[beast growls.]
[growling continues.]
Father, no.
[weapon zapping.]
[gentle music.]
- [soft growl.]
- Good boy.
You know I'm your friend, so please put me down, okay? [crowd cheers.]
Another trick like that, and I'll have you banished from the kingdom.
As you wish, sir.
And now, the most fearsome beastie of all, Pretty Kitty.
[crowd cheering.]
[growls.]
[panting.]
Down, boy.
A loving creature, if you know how to tame her.
If not - [whip cracks.]
- [growling.]
- [whip cracks.]
- [growling.]
[Beast Man.]
Would anyone care to pet the charming lady? Let's go, Cringer.
[Beast Man.]
Tonight, you will pay your new friend a special visit.
[dramatic music.]
[Cringer snoring.]
[Pretty Kitty growls.]
Oh, Adam's not gonna like this.
[gulps.]
And I'm not gonna like this.
[gulps.]
[Cringer.]
Aah! [water splashes.]
Nothing like a little evening swim.
[chuckles.]
Why, Pretty Kitty, you've brought your friend back.
I see you've taken quite a liking to her.
[chuckles.]
Why don't you join her in the cage? [panting, whimpering.]
Welcome to the carnival.
[cackles.]
[stammering.]
It's Beast Man! [cackles.]
Next stop, Snake Mountain.
I hope Skeletor likes carnivals.
Cringer! Cringer! Cringer! The cook said he didn't show up for breakfast either.
But Cringer's never missed a meal in his life.
He's gone.
And so is the carnival, a day early.
I don't like this, Adam.
[Orko.]
Adam! Man-At-Arms! One of Teela's guards found a message from Skeletor.
He has Cringer! He wants you to come to Snake Mountain to get him.
I'm going to get him back.
It's a trap.
Skeletor wants to capture you as bait to draw He-Man.
By the power of Grayskull! [chorus.]
He-Man [dramatic music.]
[chorus.]
He-Man I have the power! [chorus.]
He-Man If it's He-Man Skeletor wants, it's He-Man he'll get.
[chorus.]
He-Man [alarm blares.]
Sounds like we have company.
Prince Adam, no doubt.
He-Man! He's come after the creature himself.
[growls.]
Our plan is working better than we thought.
My plan, fur face.
Don't you forget it.
Is it time to show him Prince Adam's tiger? Not yet.
I want him closer.
Then we will spring our trap.
[Teela.]
And you mean to tell me Adam went after Cringer by himself? [Orko.]
Honest, Teela, he'll be all right.
[Teela.]
Well, someone has to go after him.
I don't know if it's such a good idea.
He wanted to go alone.
Orko, it's my sworn duty to protect Prince Adam, and that's what I intend to do.
Be careful, Teela.
- [rocks tumbling.]
- [Cringer gulps.]
Let's make sure our little trap is ready for He-Man.
He-Man will see the animal and will walk this way to climb up to him.
And when he does, he will fall into the pit and meet Octabeast.
[beast growling.]
[dramatic music.]
Now is the time.
Release the shadow beast.
[roaring.]
We've got him now.
The shadow beast will imprison He-Man in the cave.
[shadow beast roars.]
[grunting.]
- Remember me? - [He-Man.]
Teela! Don't worry.
The shadow beast and I are old friends.
Right, fella? That's it.
Just put my friend down.
He won't hurt you.
Good boy.
Thanks, Teela.
What are you doing here? Same as you.
Looking for Prince Adam and Cringer.
Cringer must be up there.
I'll get him.
I'll wait here in case Adam shows up.
And to keep your friend calm.
[Evil-Lyn.]
Look! He-Man's still coming.
How did he defeat the shadow beast? No matter.
He's approaching the final trap with Octabeast.
[beast growling.]
Cringer! There you are.
[muffled.]
Calm down.
I'll be right up.
Oh! He-Man, be careful! It's ait's a trap! He can't hear me.
Don't worry, Cringer.
I'll get you out.
Only one more step, and He-Man will fall into the pit.
Oh, there's only one way to save He-Man now.
[gulps.]
[beast roars.]
Cringer! No! [beast roars.]
[grunts.]
That creature saved him! It's all your fault, you flea bag.
I'll have your hide for this.
[whimpering.]
Cringer, why on Eternia did you jump like that? There was no other way to warn you.
You were about to step into a trap.
You risked your life to warn me.
I did, didn't I? I wonder what came over me.
Well, I think it's called courage.
Thanks, Cringer.
As long as we're here, let's pay Skeletor a visit.
Oh, come on, He-Man.
Haven't I been through enough for one day? You'll feel better after this.
[chorus.]
He-Man [chorus.]
He-Man [chorus.]
He-Man [roaring.]
[chorus.]
He-Man I can't wait to get my paws on that bony creep! Ah, but, Skeletor, it wasn't my fault.
I did everything you told me, and [alarm blares.]
Skeletor, the alarm! Someone else is on Snake Mountain.
[Skeletor.]
It's Teela, head of the Royal Guard.
We may have some new bait for He-Man.
He-Man! He-Man, help! [Octabeast gurgling.]
Oh, no! He-Man! [dramatic music.]
Excellent! Beast Man, communicate with Octabeast.
Have him bring the woman to the south entrance.
He-Man won't leave without her.
[chains rattling.]
Let me go, you overgrown chimp! And spoil our fun? [laughs.]
Hurry up.
He-Man will be coming soon.
Don't worry.
We'll be ready.
- [zapping.]
- I've energized the chains.
Now they're so strong, not even He-Man can break them.
You witch! Oh, why, thank you.
[laughs.]
[Battle Cat roaring.]
[He-Man.]
We made it, Cat.
The top of Snake Mountain.
Now let's find Skeletor.
[growling.]
[laughs.]
Going somewhere, He-Man? [chuckles.]
[whip zapping.]
[grunting.]
You've been working too hard, Beast Man.
A little trip would do you good.
[whip whooshing.]
[Beast Man.]
Put me down! [Battle Cat growling.]
If you insist.
[crashing.]
[groaning.]
The walls are still spinning.
[growling.]
[chorus.]
He-Man Let's see how you like being in a glass cage.
[chorus.]
He-Man [thuds.]
Enjoy the view in there, Beast Man? Hey.
Let me out of here.
When I get my claws on you [pounding.]
We'll come back for him later.
Now for Skeletor.
[Evil-Lyn.]
Not so fast, He-Man.
Just because you defeated that fur-brained fool [laughs.]
Don't think you'll get past me.
[zapping.]
Battle Cat? [Battle Cat snarling.]
No! Put me down! [Beast Man.]
Let me out.
Not yet.
But here's a visitor.
Unhand me, you big cat.
[Evil-Lyn.]
Beast Man, this is all your fault! [Beast Man.]
My fault? You're the one who said [Evil-Lyn.]
Beast Man, this is all your fault! [growls.]
Two down.
And Skeletor yet to come.
[chuckles.]
Welcome, He-Man.
[Battle Cat roars.]
You said you wanted to talk.
Of course, He-Man, just as soon as you escort me into Castle Grayskull.
Never.
Give me that magic staff of yours.
[cackles.]
[zapping.]
[dramatic music.]
Mirrors! Only one is really me.
Which one is it, He-Man? [Battle Cat roars.]
The walls are closing in.
Now, take me to Grayskull! [walls rumbling.]
[cackles.]
Even you can't hold them apart for long, He-Man.
[roars.]
[grunting.]
You're tiring already.
Soon you will take me to Grayskull.
[roars.]
[grunts.]
Orko's pepper! - [sneezes.]
- [glass shatters.]
[sneezing.]
[sneezes.]
[glass shatters.]
[roars.]
No! Keep away! You'll pay for this, He-Man! Whew.
Now let's find Teela.
He-Man! I knew you'd find me.
[He-Man.]
We would have been here sooner, but Battle Cat and I had some unfinished business.
[Teela.]
Evil-Lyn energized the chains.
She said you won't be able to break them.
We'll see about that.
[chain creaks and snaps.]
Thanks.
I've had enough of Snake Mountain.
Let's find Adam and Cringer and go home.
Ah, I'll see that they get back to the palace.
Besides, there's something else you can do.
I have Beast Man and Evil-Lyn locked up inside the cave.
Ha! Don't worry.
I'll see that they get what's coming to them in an Eternian court of law.
I was hoping you'd say that.
[Teela.]
And then He-Man promised to return Prince Adam and Cringer to the palace.
And that's the story.
Orko, I gave this to He-Man, and he said to give it back to you.
See, I told you nobody wants it because it doesn't work.
On the contrary, He-Man said it saved the day.
Huh? It caused uncontrollable sneezing.
Sneezing? Let's have a look at it.
Uh, I don't think you want to open that.
Hey, I'm a magician.
This stuff won't work on me.
Besides, I [gasps and sneezes.]
[continues sneezing.]
[all laughing.]
Today, I want to talk to you about courage.
Now, courage not only means being brave in the face of danger.
It also means having the strength to say "no" when your friends are trying to talk you into doing something you know is wrong.
In short, courage means having principles and sticking to them, no matter what.
See you all again soon.