I Heart Arlo (2021) s01e04 Episode Script

The Shedding

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 ♪
[shower running, stops]
Do-de-do-de-doo, do-de-do-do-doo ♪
Hello there, handsome!
Is that a new muscle? Why? What
[crinkles, smacks]
Well, is it that time already?
I have a feeling it's gonna be a good one!
- [crackling]
- Ah
[chuckles fiendishly]
- [panting]
- [twinkles]
Nothing like a good shed.
It's been some year, old skin.
We left the swamp, met my dad.
I learned some city slang.
Bodega! Schmear!
I shall call this one
"My Crustaceous Period".
Let's send you to Edmee.
[in sing-song] She'll be
so impressed by her growing boy!
[suspenseful music plays]
[dramatic hip hop plays]
Uh-huh. [yowls] Sneak attack!
[hisses, growls]
[chuckles nervously]
- [bird growls, shrieks]
- Ah!
- [bird screeching]
- [groaning]
[chuckles nervously]
- Ow.
- [shrieks]
[otherworldly music plays]
[otherworldly music plays]
- [humming]
- Arlo-Arlo-Arlo-Arlo-Arlo-Arlo-Arlo! Arlo!
- Oh! Agh!
- [thuds]
What's going on?
I was outside administering
some street justice
- to some local ne'er-do-wells
- Wait. What?
when I saw a ghost
through your bedroom window.
A ghost?
It was
Flaky, transparent and green.
- [gags]
- [Arlo gulps]
- A foul and ghastly phantasm
- Ugh.
sent to terrorize us mortals
from a realm unknown!
I mean it wasn't that bad, was it?
Rest assured that it was the most
horrific thing I have ever witnessed,
and it will haunt my every waking moment
until the end of my days on this earth.
I never realized my skin
that ghost was so disgusting.
- [lighter flicks]
- What you doing?
Just casting a protection spell
to ward off evil spirits.
Oh, how attached are you to Jeromio?
- Ribbit.
- Ah
- Never mind.
- Sure you know what you're doing?
Trust me, I watch a lot of TV.
Have any sage?
I need to create a herbal perimeter.
You could use that oregano
from Tony's you always carry around.
Yes, oregano. Not
[chuckles nervously]
[clattering softly]
Hmm. That ghost is so close
I can almost smell it.
[sniffs] What is that smell?
There it is!
- I think I saw it watering my plants.
- [hisses, yowls]
[inhales sharply, whimpers] Ooh.
[grunts, pants, chuckles nervously]
I think we got it.
I don't feel a spectral presence.
I can't thank you enough for bringing
this very real problem to my attention.
[inhales] I live to serve, what can I say?
Okay, skin, I'm sorry,
but I didn't know how disgusting you are.
I just gotta get you to Edmee
before anyone else sees
[ominous music plays]
[dramatic hip hop music plays]
Psst. Excuse me.
- [skin crinkling]
- [wind gusting]
Hey! I need that back, please.
Got to send it to Edmee!
[tires squeal]
[ghostly whooshing]
[coughs] Ugh.
I got that ghost on the run!
A ghost?
Yeah! It looks just like Arlo,
but hideous.
Gotta go bust some ghosts!
Alia, I can help!
Don't get too close! I'll catch it!
Ugh, not ghosts. They're worse than rats.
Better make sure
they don't get possessed.
[light buzzes]
[Tony sighs]
After a long hard day, there's nothing
like sharing a digestif with a friend.
- [pops]
- Bonnisimo.
- [shrieks]
- [deep voice] Ooh.
- Oh, yeah.
- [enticing music plays]
[panting] Alia, do you think
we could just maybe let the ghost go?
Don't empathize with the supernatural.
[faint crinkling]
- [gasps]
- Rickety Biscuit!
[both scream]
It's terrifying!
[dramatic music plays]
[Arlo] Whoa!
- Agh!
- What did I miss?
Something disgusting
and frightening came
Yeah, and we were
minding our own business
And it swoops up and
- The ghost took Arlo.
- [dramatic music plays]
[both gasp] A ghost?
- [gasps] Took Arlo?
- Yeah, that's literally what I just said.
So I still really need my skin back.
I hope no one sees this.
[gasps] What is that?
It's awful!
- Ugh.
- I can't look away.
[can hissing]
Here's where we belong, skin.
[inhales] We will make a home among
the gross and discarded just like us.
Oh, yeah ♪
[male voice] No, no.
No singing in the dumpster.
[sighs heavily]
Hey, kid.
Marcellus? What are you doing here?
This is my vacation home.
I come here now and then
to get away from the fountain, unwind,
and also, to eat these
discarded pizza crusts.
[chomps] Mm.
Oh. It's environmentally responsible.
You here for the crusts too?
Because forget it, I got dibs.
I'm here because
I'm not fit for society.
Finally you realize it! Ugh.
It was just a matter of time.
Um Look, kid, why don't you
Why don't you tell
what's going on to good old wise
and incredibly handsome
Marcellus here, huh?
Well, I have a very horrible,
flaky, foul, and hideous secret.
Do you want some pizza crusts?
Okay, Arlo, whatever it is, I can take it.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Well, I might as well just share,
from gross to gross.
I have this, um
bodily function?
I shed my skin as I grow.
That's it?
Is that not enough?
Not even my top three
grossest things ever.
Doesn't even touch
that inside-out fish Norm,
who owes me five bucks.
- Ew.
- Think I ain't seen a shed skin before?
I was in the tank.
And in the tank,
we all marinate in each other's filth.
The trick to not being ashamed
is not to hide it.
That's why I dress up like this!
You gotta love the skin you're in.
Or, not in.
You know, I think you're right.
It's not such a bad little skin, is it?
- [whirring]
- [gasps]
Ew. Get it, Tony, it's awful!
Agh! Stop blowing it towards me,
it's gross!
Alia! You ready?
We're sending it your way!
You blew it too far!
[ghostly whooshing]
- [low note resonates]
- [breathes deeply]
- I'm about to become a vessel
- [ethereal music playing]
[vacuum whirs]
[giggles] Gotcha!
Oh, no. Ooh.
[grunts, gasps]
[dramatic music plays]
What are you gonna do?
[gasps] Oh, hi, Arlo!
I'm gonna eliminate this ghost.
Let's throw this baby into high gear.
- Mm-hm.
- [loud whirring]
[whirring stops]
It It isn't a ghost.
It's a part of me.
My very own alligator skin,
shed just this morning.
Ah Oh
- That's yours?
- [gentle music plays]
Today I learned
I don't have to be ashamed of my body
if I love the skin I'm in.
- A wise person taught me that.
- It was me! Ah.
I'm the wise person.
Wise person alert! Right over here.
Everyone hear?
Can we make a record of this moment?
- [skin crinkles]
- [scratching]
At first, I thought
Your disgusting bodily function
was something to be ashamed of?
Arlo, we all thought
that was an otherworldly being.
If it came from you,
it's not scary at all.
We all have weird stuff
going on with our bodies.
Like sometimes I get fleas.
Uh, I get night sweats.
Guitar calluses.
Don't look at me, honey! I'm flawless.
Right Right-right-right-right
I think what Alia
is trying to say is we're all
We're all disgusting!
All equally disgusting.
Oh, I I love how damp you are, Tony.
Ew Come on.
What'll you do with your skin?
I could use it to test out
my new line of moisturizers.
Sorry, Furlecia,
but it's spoken for.
- [gentle music plays]
- [siren wailing in distance]
- [frogs croaking]
- [animals trilling]
Well, well, well.
Hmm. Is it that time of year already?
My sweet, little, alligator boy.
- [sighs]
- [steps approaching]
- [gasps]
- [loud splash]
Now, who have we got here?
[closing theme music plays]
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