Smiling Friends (2020) s01e08 Episode Script

Charlie Dies and Doesn't Come Back

1 Our story begins on Christmas Eve at a humble little charity called Smiling Friends.
Here works a group of gleeful critters dedicated to making the world a better place.
They were all in the holiday spirit.
That is, except for one nasty, yellow one.
Charlie, can you help me hang these lights up? Uh, yeah, just give me one sec, man.
Oh, come on, let's spice up the office with these funny decorations.
Dude, what difference does it make? We get off work in, like, five minutes.
Hey, boys, before you scurry out of here, I got a last-minute job for you.
The job is for me, your favorite character, The Boss.
I just need a Christmas tree for the office.
Ha ha.
That sounds marvelous.
A Christmas adventure! Come on, seriously? It's Christmas Eve, man.
I was just about to go home.
It'll be fun, Charlie.
One last job to end the year.
Oh, this is gonna be great.
I can't wait to find the perfect Christmas tree.
Which one do you guys wanna get? There's Oh, there's a bunch.
Look, look, uh, let's just make it quick.
I really don't want to be here all night.
What's up with you today, Charlie? Huh? What What are you talking about? I don't know.
You just I don't know.
It seems like you're agitated or something.
I'm not I'm not agitated, Pim.
I just don't want to be working on Christmas Eve.
And I think that's a pretty reasonable position to have.
When you're in this mood, I don't know if you realize, but it actually affects everyone else's mood.
It it brings us down a bit.
Hold on.
Hold No, no.
It affects you.
Nobody else Alan, are you affected by whatever Whatever is supposed to be happening? I don't really care.
Are you affected? I just want to find a tree.
So in other words, he's not affected.
See, Pim, here's the thing Just because you are, you know, very positive and cheery about everything, does not mean everyone else has to conform to that.
I'm just saying, it seems like you're often in this mood, like, it's not just a one-off thing.
It seems like you're often like this.
What do you mean? What is that What is that supposed to mean? Well, it was the same with Desmond, wasn't it? I had to get you motivated for that.
Charlie, you didn't want to do that job, and I had to get you motivated, like I often have to do.
Yeah, Desmond was how many months ago.
Also, dude, that's a weird thing to bring up specifically, because that was one of the instances where you were not in the best mood.
So the fact that you're roping me Charlie, I'm just bringing stuff up, and it's not just Desmond.
It's it's every job we do.
You never want to do anything.
It sometimes just gets a bit exhausting.
That's all I'm saying.
You know, I could do the same thing back to you.
I could throw stuff at you Okay, say it.
Tell me.
I'd love to say what people are saying about me.
Okay, how about this tree? Yeah, it's fine.
Let's just do it.
It looks fine to me.
Pim, do you want to chop it down? Yeah, sure.
No, no, you know what? Let me do it.
I'll do it.
I'll do it.
I'll do it.
Careful, Charlie.
Pim, I'm just helping out, right? Something that I never do, according to you, right? Oh, is this is this putting anyone in a bad mood, huh? Is this putting anyone in a bad mood? Welcome to H-e- double hockey sticks! I am your master now.
There is your Hell mattress.
There is your Hell toilet.
And this is Jeremy, your only form of Hellish entertainment.
Blblblbblblblblblbll! Dude, if you do that again, I'm gonna punch you, I'm not kidding.
Well, you're gonna be here forever, Charlie, so get used to it! Blaaahhh! Uh, I thought this was Hell.
Where's the actual fire? Alright.
Alright, you've worn me down.
This place isn't what it used to be.
To be honest, Satan's been down in the dumps lately, and he hasn't been managing things well here.
As a result, Hell's literally frozen over.
Down in the dumps? Wait, I-I think I could actually help him.
That's, like, what I do.
I'm a smiling friend.
But if you try to leave, I'll pierce you with my evil pitchfork.
Nah! That's made out of cardboard, man.
You know what? I put a lot of work into this thing.
Just just leave.
I actually don't want you here now.
Just just get out of h Get out of here.
Go away.
Go away.
Now I just need to find the devil.
My beautiful grandson.
Grandma, what are you doing here? Oh, I cursed and said "Damn!" in 1958 when I saw your grandfather being shot in the head by that rotten burglar.
That seems a little bit unreasonable.
I don't think you should be in Hell for that.
Uh, Grandma, you wouldn't happen to know where I could find Satan, would you? Oh, of course.
Just go down that scary hole right there.
You'll find him at the bottom circle of Hell.
Oh, sweet.
Thanks, Grandma.
Oh, you should have a scrumptious piece of hard candy for the journey, Charlie.
Here you go.
Oh, no, thank you, Grandma.
I'm fine.
Thank you, though.
More for me.
Aaahh! Okay.
I'm almost there.
I think the biggest surprises are behind me.
Blblblbblblblblblbll! Dude, I warned you.
I said I was gonna do that if you did that again.
You're never leaving! This is your final resting place.
Time's up, Charlie.
I'm sorry.
I couldn't think of anything to say.
Nah, there's no pressure, man.
It's all good.
You didn't have to You didn't have to say anything.
Here I go.
What is your business? Uh to make you smile.
What's up? Not much, dude.
So I heard that you were having some trouble managing Hell or something like that.
Uh, so what's going on? Uh, yeah, I don't know.
It's just becoming too much damn work.
You know? Look, I've got 100 e-mails from a G-mail account.
There's a bunch of, like, bullshit paperwork I've got to do, which I've been putting off.
And, you know, on top of all of it, the worst thing is, you know, I don't get paid until the end of my job, which is eternity, it's forever, so it's eternity.
So I just don't even care anymore.
I just don't care anymore.
I know it might seem a little bit silly, but I think I could help cheer you up and get Hell back to normal.
I really wasn't ready to die yet.
I was thinking that if I succeeded, you could send me back to Earth.
Okay, well, I guess off the top of my head, have you tried, uh I'm sorry.
One second.
Yeah, it's unlocked.
You can come in.
Just right over Yeah, right over there.
That's fine.
I didn't know if it were this place or the one nex I think it's just something to do with the way the address shows up in the app.
You know, it's not a problem.
Don't even worry about it.
I just, uh I just need to take a picture of the food really quickly.
No, all good.
Okay, thank you, sir.
Yeah, thanks.
Good night.
You have a good one.
Happy Holidays.
Merry Christmas.
I hope they didn't forget the straw again.
They always do.
And they did.
Great, great.
They forgot it.
Just what I wanted.
Exactly exactly what I wanted, actually.
You were saying something? No, no, it's Yeah, whatever.
Uh, anyways, as I was saying, it seems like you're unmotivated to do things because you're stuck in a loop of short-term dopamine rushes.
Why don't you just try to start small at first, like, like, eating healthier or something? Are you seriously criticizing me? No, no, no, not at all.
I'm just trying to help, man.
You put me in a worse mood that I was in earlier.
Alright, see, like right there.
That's a good example.
You're avoiding the situation by taking a hit of that vape pen.
Enough! I'm not addicted! I could quit my addictive vices any time I want! Wait! No! No! No! No! No! It gives me great joy to see a pathetic thing like you being tortured.
Wait, wait, you're happy.
Seeing me get horribly tortured made you smile.
Oh, well, I guess you're right.
Oh, sweet.
So you're gonna let me go, right? Huh.
You pissed me the freak off, dude.
I'm still gonna torture you forever, man.
Forever, man.
What? No, that is not fair.
A deal's a deal! Quickly, Charlie, get on.
Blast! Foiled again! You passed my test, Charlie.
By helping the evil devil, you confronted your own problems.
I hope you learn from this cool experience.
Merry Christmas! We gather here to celebrate the life of Charlie Dompler, a noble critter who loved to live, laugh and love.
I understand his boss is here and would like to say a few words.
Charlie, what does it mean, Charlie? - You were my everything.
- World's up, man.
Charlie, am I losing my goddamn mind? If it's gone, where will I find it? Thank you for those beautiful words, Mr.
Now, finally, we bid farewell to the dearly departed as he is laid to rest.
It's a Christmas miracle.
Charlie, how is this possible? Look, I could barely explain the nutty adventure I just went on.
So I'm not going to.
I don't I don't wanna talk about it.
I've seen the devil.
Oh, Charlie, I'm sorry we had that nasty argument.
I'm completely naked.
Be careful where your hand goes, dude.
And so that is how Charlie got his groove back.
The end.
That was a wonderful story, Grandfather Glep.
But did all of that really happen? Yup.
Hell is actually real, and Christianity was right all along.
Merry Christmas, everyone.

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