I Heart Arlo (2021) s01e03 Episode Script

Be the Turtle

It's original ♪
Like me!
[opening theme music plays]
[Arlo] We all need
Someone to hold us up ♪
To help us on
We make each other better ♪
Though the world's not always right
Tough times, they can make us strong ♪
We all belong
We're beautiful together ♪
We're beautiful together ♪
[relaxed dance music playing]
- [wind whooshes]
- Huh?
Wow, the boardwalk
is really coming together.
Clean fountain, check.
Who knew that underneath decades of filth
and neglect were these cheekbones?
Let's see here.
- Boardwalk holes repaired.
- Check.
Great job!
Marcellus is mopping the pier.
Yeah. [mutters, clicks tongue]
[sighs deeply]
I'll come back to that one.
Tony makes lunch.
- Check.
- [slaps]
Did I say it was ready? No.
Okay, now it's ready.
Temperature is everything.
You're so right.
[gulps] Have you seen Alia?
I have a job for her.
[gasps] Arlo, no! You give her a job,
and it'll never get done.
What are you talking about?
Alia's very dependable.
Yeah, I am.
[gasps] What are we talking about?
[hesitantly] Tony may have a point.
I asked her to help me plant some flowers,
but she just dug a bunch of holes
and then shouted "ice cream,"
and then ran off.
Ice cream! [panting]
I asked her to repaint
my shop sign last week,
and she didn't even finish the T.
- [squawks]
- [meows]
Okay, I was going to finish
painting the sign,
but I had to drive to the store
to get more brushes,
my bus had a flat tire,
so I stopped at the auto shop,
which had an entire aisle
of mirror danglies
that sparkled and glimmered and, uh
Anyway, I was there for a few days.
Whoo-ho! Yeah! [laughs]
See? She's got the attention span
of a fruit fly on caffeine.
- She's a lost cause.
- [laughing, gasps]
- Well, I believe in Alia.
- [smacks]
In fact, I believe in her so much,
I'm going to give her the biggest job.
- Did you listen to anything I said?
- I'm not sure
See, Tony? Arlo believes in me.
What's the job? I'm ready.
I need you to pick up
the foundation sign from the sign store.
It'll go right over there.
Anyone who comes to Seaside can see it
and read about the restoration
of this wonderful town.
It signifies so much. My dad ordered it
from the store down there.
- All you have to do is bring it back.
- Ooh.
[disorienting techno music plays]
- [fly giggles] Yoo-hoo! Alia.
- Hey, Alia.
[echoing] Alia
Oh, uh, yeah, I can do that for you.
No problem.
Pssh. No way.
I can and I will.
I can't wait to see your face
when I bring back that foundation sign.
Arlo, you beautiful fool.
When you need a backup, I got a guy.
Hey, Aunt Guy?
Yeah, I'm gonna need a favor.
[scoffing] I'll show them.
I can get things done when I feel like it.
Talking like
I get distracted all the time.
I'm just gonna walk right over,
get the sign
[sniffs, gasps] Oh, pizza!
[door chimes]
Okay, quick snack stop.
Now, sign store!
Shoot. Sauce stain.
How do you get rid of it?
[gasps] I bet Bertie would know.
[inhales] Thanks, B.
I'm glad
we stumbled into that vegan rally.
I am never eating meat again.
Ooh, pepperoni.
Wait! Dang it, the sign!
Hmm. I probably have time for a nap first.
Mmm. What time is it?
Holy guacamole!
[gasps] I gotta get going.
Can't let Arlo down.
Oh, a bird. Nope. Nope.
Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. No. No.
Ooh, I could put a couch in here.
Not today!
- Come on! Focus.
- [chimes tinkle]
[playing dramatic melody]
- Fudge! Come on. Focus, Alia.
- [clatters]
Where's the sign store?
Oh, I'm so far off track.
- Oh, man. Arlo's gonna be so disappointed.
- [rattling[
[gasps] Incredible!
But if you don't mind, I think it could
use some yellow here and a little there.
[chuckles] Yep, that's the ticket.
Dang, I am good.
I should start painting murals.
[gasps] I need business cards.
Be right back! Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Yeah!
[seagulls squawking]
Sorry Alia couldn't cut it, kid.
Good thing my aunt is on standby.
- No, I trust Alia.
- [phone rings]
[gasps] I bet that's her.
- Alia, is that you?
- [Alia] Hey, Arlo, um
Do you have the foundation sign?
It's the most important part.
Can't have Seaside without it.
Cornerstone of the neighborhood.
Right, the sign.
- Yeah, about that
- [ship horn blasts]
I'm working my third shift
on the water taxi.
I gotta be honest,
I don't know how I got here.
I think I need your help.
[gentle music plays]
God! Just so frustrated.
[groans] At this rate,
I'll never get that sign for you.
Talking about it
might make you feel better.
Go ahead. Lay it on me.
No matter how hard I try to focus,
I just end up far away
from where I need to go.
Maybe Tony's right.
Maybe I'm just a lost cause.
That's not true.
You're Alia, and you are great.
Just because
you're having a hard time now
doesn't mean
you're bad or you can't do it.
It doesn't?
No, it just means you haven't
found a way that works for you yet.
- You think so?
- I know so.
Sometimes I feel like
I can see and hear everything.
Like right now,
see that seagull
that's different from the rest?
Hmm [clicks tongue]
- No?
- It's right there.
- Whoa!
- And that way
Way, way, way, way, way that way,
I can smell that pretzel
that man is about to eat.
Wow. I can barely see him.
That's so cool, Alia.
No, it's not.
I think the way
you see the world is really cool.
You notice things
the rest of us forget to appreciate.
I wish I could be more like you.
- Really?
- Yeah!
You make everything
so fun and unpredictable,
like that time
- [scraping]
- Hmm? Ooh!
[Arlo continues faintly]
[sunblock] Uh, Alia, over here!
[groans] Ugh.
I did it again! Focus! Focus! Focus!
What were you saying?
It's okay. Maybe trying so hard
to focus isn't what's right for you.
Like me swimming with just
my arms and legs. No good.
But, once I learned how to use my tail,
swimming became much easier.
You just got to learn
what works best for you.
- [Arlo muffled]
- [chirping]
[straining sounds]
[groans] Arlo, there are adorable
baby turtles behind you.
[cries, groans]
This is impossible. I just can't do this.
Hey, what if instead
of punishing yourself,
just let yourself be you?
Stay with the turtles
if that's what you're feeling.
They're so tiny, and they have such
a long way to go to get to the water.
So many obstacles.
But they'll get there.
They take their time,
and if they get off track
They just refocus and they try again.
Exactly, Alia. Just be the turtle.
Be the turtle.
- [rhythmic popping sounds]
- [Alia] Whoo! Yeah ♪
Focus, focus ♪
Focus ♪
Focus, focus, focus ♪
- With a breath, I slow it all way down ♪
- [slow beat starts]
- In the bay, idle minds go wait out ♪
- [squawks]
Complicate when it all
Comes bearing down ♪
Take the time to let it go ♪
With a breath, exhale my nerves out ♪
I digress, gonna make my way down ♪
Like a turtle
Slow walk to the bay now ♪
With a purpose, I let it go ♪
Let it go, go, go ♪
[music continues]
Whoa-oh-oh ♪
Slow walk ♪
Mmm, yeah, slow walk ♪
Whoa-oh-oh ♪
Slow walk ♪
[voice distorting] With a breath
I throw it all way down ♪
In the bay, idle minds go wait out ♪
Complicate when it all
Comes bearing down ♪
Take the time to let it go
Let it go ♪
With a breath, exhale my nerves out ♪
I digress, gonna make my way down ♪
Like a turtle
Slow walk to the bay now ♪
With a purpose, I let it go ♪
I let it, let it go, go ♪
Focus ♪
Slow walk ♪
Focus, focus ♪
Slow walk ♪
Slow walk ♪
- Focus, focus, focus ♪
- [music stops]
She's not coming!
She said she'd be here. She'll make it.
I'm calling my guy just in case.
[Alia] Stop!
- Alia!
- [music continues]
[straining painfully] Okay.
- Alia.
- Stand down, Bertie.
I got this!
Be the turtle!
[groans, grunts]
- [Bertie] Alia! Wow.
- [Furlecia] Yay!
[Alia groaning] Okay.
- [grunts]
- [laughing]
[Bertie] Wow.
- [Alia sighs]
- I'm so proud of you, girl!
Never doubted you for a second, kid.
Oh. Really, Tony?
When all the haters were talking smack,
I always believed in you.
Hey, Tony, I got that sign you ordered.
- Auntie Guy, not now! Get out of here!
- Whoa! [pants]
Well, looks like you saved the day, Alia.
[chuckles] Anytime.
[all laughing]
[turtle] Bye!
[closing theme music plays]
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