Tacoma FD (2019) s04e04 Episode Script

Who Gives A-Shift?

ALL: [CHANTING] Down with porn!
Down with porn! Down with porn!
- Down with porn!
- Keep our kids safe!
Porn is bad! We hate porn!
- ALL: Down with porn!
- Porn is bad!
It's a real shame.
Being exposed to smut as a child
Is what made me the man I am today.
Why are we even here?
We're required to be on hand
For any protests that involve burning.
ALL: Down with porn!
Hey, you know there's porn
On your phones and laptops, too, right?
- Burn the porn!
- ALL: Down with porn!
- We hate porn!
- Down with porn!
Unreal. There's always that one dumb guy
in every group, huh?
- Porn is bad!
- ALL: Down with porn!
Why won't this light?
It's satan!
Look at 'em, amateurs.
They didn't even bring lighter fluid.
Yeah, well, in their
defense, they're probably used
to burning schoolbooks,
which go up a lot easier.
I bet an m-80 will
get this party started!
- What is he doing?
- ALL: Down with porn!
Hey, you're not
permitted for explosives!
- Sir, sir, sir!
- Hey, hey!
ALL: Oh!

- Yes, tits!
- Yeah!
- All right, dick!
- Yeah!
Well, if that's not a sign from god,
I don't know what is.
- Amen.
- Amen.

- Fuck me.

Well, I'm hot-blooded ♪
Check it and see ♪
I got a fever of 103 ♪
I'm hot-blooded ♪
Then he's like, "I'm so broke,
- I can't even pay attention."
Yes, I knew that joke, man.
Hey, Mr. Shabby shoes, what's going on
with the sole of those boots?
Oh, the bottom's coming loose,
But I got some glue in my locker.
Station doesn't pay for new boots?
We're supposed to get a boot allowance,
but Chief can be a bit stingy.
What happens to granny
if he loses his sole?
Does he start listening to Kenny G?
What the fuck did you just say to me?
It was just a joke. I
Cap, permission to kick his ass.
- Okay, kick his ass.
- Cap, no.
You know, I actually
really liked your joke,
but I couldn't pass up the
opportunity to take your boots.
But they don't fit because
you're a tiny-boot bitch.
- Come on.
I'm messing with you, man.
He loves you, Mickleberry. He does.
- Morning!
- Hey, Chiefy!
- Chief!
- Hey, listen
Weather forecast is calling
for a hell of a storm.
Could be severe flooding, so I decided
to hold the d shift over
for double the personnel.
Ah, double crews that
doesn't happen every day.
- It's gonna get cozy.
- Do we like the d shift?
What's not to like? They're
exactly like you guys.
- [LAUGHS] Have fun.
- Always do.
- Yeah.
- Do they look like us?
Nah, it's like a
second-generation copy kind of.
Yeah, like a poor man's version
- Not rock star material like us.
- Yeah.
That's why we're the a shift, right?
I thought the letters were random.
Technically, yes.
But it's widely understood
that we're the chief's top crew,
- so count yourself lucky.
- Let's put it this way
If there was a TV show about station 24,
we'd be the shift they'd focus on.
- Bing.
Dibs on sexy dumb comic relief.
Ah, man! All right, token woman.
Ambiguous African.
Italian guy with sweet hair.
- Come on, let's work.
- Right.
Wait, guys, what would I be?

- Hey!
- ALL: Hey!
Aw, man, Teddy Dickosi.
That coif is looking pretty slick.
- what's your secret?
- Confidentially, margarine.
[LAUGHS] I knew it.
I can't believe it's not butter!
- I believe it.
Mm-hmm. Mm.
Cousin Terry! Ha ha! What's up?
Cousin Lucy.
Finally, we're on the same shift.
You know, it's too bad
it wasn't last week.
You could've joined me
and your dad for lunch.
We go out for Mexican food
first Tuesday of every month.
- Really?
- We call it the two-terry taco Tuesday.
[LAUGHS] What kind of special
lunches do you do with your dad?
Oh, man, um
He let me finish his
meatball sub the other day.
Oh, yeah, that sounds fun.
It was a huge sub.
- It was a submarine sandwich.
- Yeah.
It's like a taco, but with bread.
Probie, this is the d
shift's medic, Mcintosh Jones.
What up, Granny Smith?
- What up?
Hey, call me Gram Gram.
Both apple names, both grandma names?
Welcome to the metaverse!

What's the matter, Ike?
CIA got you pushing too many pencils?
I wasn't really trying.
Ah, sure you weren't, sure you weren't.
I did arms this morning.
That's why I'm just, like
Ah, yes, excuses, excuses.
- You're looking good, brother.
- Thank you, thank you.
Ah, man, what are you
benching these days about?
300 pounds, but if that's too heavy,
you switch it to metric.
136 kilograms is much easier to lift.
- Ahh.
- Obviously.
Of course it is, obviously.
It's a lesser number.
Oh, man, why didn't I think of that?

You must be the d-shift probie.
I'm Andres Mickleberry,
the a-shift probie.
Oh, hey, I'm Andrea Snorkleberry.
For real? Mickleberry, Snorkleberry?
- Yeah, dude!
- When did you start?
Four weeks ago. What about you?
- Three weeks.
- Perfect.
Oh, my god. I have
one week of seniority.
Could you be a good kid and
finish cleaning the sink?
Thank you so much.
You got this.

- Hey, Chiefy.
- Yeah.
Listen, I'm guessing there's gonna be
a bit of a pissing match tonight
when it comes time to pick bunks.
Why don't you share
your bunk with your twin?
I will, and he'll love
it, and I'll love it,
But I'm guessing the others
might have a problem with it.
Ah, you'll figure it out.
Hey, you ever poop in a box?
- Not since April fools' day.
- Good one.
Yeah, you know, my doctor
told me that in lieu
of my annual colonoscopy, I could use
this colosplash at-home
colon-cancer-screening kit.
What, they expect you
to crap in that box,
and then what do you do with it?
You mail it to them. Look
at this. It's Tupperware.
- What?
- Yeah.
Specimen bag, "biohazard."
[CHUCKLES] Good for me.
Get out. What kind of
a world do we live in
where a grown man has
to drop a crud in a box
like a common housecat and then mail it?
I guess it beats a colonoscopy.
Nah, nah, nothing beats a colonoscopy.
They give you sweet drugs, you pass out,
the camera might even poke
you in the tingle button,
and when you wake up,
they give you a cookie.
I was not told of a cookie.
They give you any cookie you want.
- Snickerdoodle?
- Yeah.
- Chocolate chip?
- Yeah.
- Oatmeal?
- Yeah.
- Huh.
- Hey, Chief.
- Hey.
- About the bunks tonight
- Share with Eddie.
- You're gonna love it.
Huh, yeah, I will. Not as much as you.
- You like to spoon?
- I like to spork.
"Do not fill the collection
bucket above the fill line."
guess that counts me out.
Oh, Chief, you're doing
the colosplash kit?
- Yeah.
- Oh, smooth move, I did it.
Yeah, by the way, I made brownies.
They're on the stove.
Those two statements were not connected.
Teddy, you're my guy!
Wait, wait, wait, because
he pooped in a box, too,
suddenly he's your guy?
No, he's my guy 'cause
he made me brownies.
Now, if you'll excuse me,
Teddy oops, I mean, Eddie
- Time to make the doughnuts.
- Ugh.
Terry's nephew is also named Terry?
Dad bullied my aunt Jasmine
into naming her son Terry,
so he'd have a male namesake.
Wow, sounds like something
in his life is missing, huh?
Hey, look at this. See the green?
That's just the light stuff, right?
Here comes the big stuff. Here it is.
Given the trajectory of it, I'd say
it's gonna hit Tacoma about 3:00 p.M.
You know, you should be
a weatherman, Uncle Terry.
I mean, Chief.
Hey, let's forget about
the formality, Terry.
- Call me Uncle Terry.
- [LAUGHS] Okay.
Check out this, check out this.
I got a little bit here, right?
[GOOFY VOICE] So the polar vortex
combined with a low-pressure system
is gonna create a mega
precipitation event
in the lower regions of Tacoma.
I love this weatherman bit, Uncle!
[NORMAL VOICE] That's good.
That's good, all right.
[GOOFY VOICE] Now let me throw it
over to Champ Trophy at sports.
[GOOFY VOICE] Well, Champ
Trophy here, Dusty Winds!
[NORMAL VOICE] Dusty Winds, I love it!
My, oh, my, The
Mariners had a big night!
[GOOFY VOICE] The Mariners really rained
on The Angels' Parade last night.
Well, it was a good thing it was raining
'cause The Mariners' bats were on fire!
They were as hot as
some of the buildings
we have to go into sometimes!
We probably shouldn't
joke about that, though.
You okay? You look like
you've seen a ghost.
Oh, my god, my dad's doing a bit.
- What? He doesn't do bits.
- I know!
Although come to think of
it, he was getting very chummy
with Teddy Dickosi a bit earlier.
- He was?
- Super chummy.
Maybe d shift is his favorite crew.
Shut up! What is wrong with you?
That's stupid. Toilet duty.
to see this. Come here.

Yeah, right? Right, come on.
- Hey.
Terry didn't even dance
at his own wedding.
In fact, he specifically
asked for no music.
And playing the maracas?
I've never seen him play
the maracas in my life.
Hey, guys, you know what?
Since yesterday's incident
reports were so well written
no typos, no passive verbs
I'm gonna give each of
you an extra 100 bucks
for you boot allowance!
- Enjoy!
He's upping their boot allowance.
And I got the busted boot!
Da, da, da, da, da, oh ♪
Da, da, da, da, da, hey ♪
Oh, my god, the d shift
is his favorite crew.

Huh, okay, colosplash, time
to get to know each other.
[CHUCKLES] Oh, another
thing in a thing, okay.
Oh, there's another thing in there.
And yet another container.
It's like a Russian doll for dumps.
Oh, come on.
[POUNDING ON DOOR] Ocupado, bro!
Terry, who's your favorite shift?
Why are you bothering me with this now?
How do you know I'm not in
the middle of a bowel movement?
'Cause when you're in the
middle of a bowel movement,
the walls tremble all over the station.
- [SCOFFS] ah, gross.
Hey, dad?
Who do you like better,
a shift or d shift?
Are you kidding me? You're here, too?
Which shift do you like better?
- Dad!
- That's a ridiculous question.
I like all the shifts equally.
- Terry!
Eddie, again, if you
had to save one shift
from a burning building,
which shift would it be?
I wouldn't have to save any
of you from a burning building.
- You're all firefighters.
- But hypothetically speaking?
Both of you know I don't
engage in hypotheticals!
Okay, but if you had to
engage in hypotheticals
with just one shift,
which shift would it be?
Terry, we know you're in there.
Would you two leave me the hell alone
- and give me some privacy?
- Fine.
That was not the validation
I was looking for.
No, it sucked.
We need to make sure that Chief sees us
as the superior shift.
- Yes.
- Let's go.

Come on, get your game on.
Eddie, what do you want?
I'm trying to dry off my colosplash.
Well, Chief, I just wanted
to show you what a crack team
you have here in the a shift.
Chief, do you see how much
cleaner our side of the truck is?
[CHUCKLES] Man, you
could eat off this baby.
Why would I eat off a truck?
Huh? No, no, you wouldn't.
I mean, no, but, hypothetically
What's with everyone
and the hypotheticals?
Chief doesn't engage
in hypotheticals, Ike.
Even I knew that, you dimwit.
- Thank you, Dex.
- Yeah. [STAMMERS]
That's what I said, dimwit.
- You're the dimwit.
- You're a dimwit.
- You're the dimwit.
- You're a dimwit.
- Yeah.
- What'd you say?
- Nothing. I
- Huh?
Hey, check out these
sandbags, huh, Chiefy?
We are gonna kick the
rain's ass today, huh?
Funny, you guys make sandbags
at the exact same pace.
Well, I don't know about that.
Keep it up.
I'm gonna go make a splash.
[CHUCKLES] Oh, boy. Oh, boy.
Why you guys trying to show
us up in front of the chief?
Ha! Show you up that's a good one.
Why would a shift care what
chief thinks about d shift?
Because we're his favorite shift.
That's ridiculous.
- We're the a shift.
- A.
The letters don't mean anything, guy.
They just exist to identify
the different shifts
on the rotation schedule.
But I guess only a first-rate
captain would know that.
Oh, yeah?
You don't cobra me,
Dickosi. I cobra you.
Well, maybe I could convince Uncle Terry
to rethink this whole letter system
to more accurately reflect
that we're his favorite shift.
After all, I'm like
the son he never had.
Not after I rip your fucking dick off.
- Get back!
- It's okay, it's okay.
All right, let's just settle
down with the dick ripping.
Listen, sorry to break it to you,
but my crew we just
got that something special.
In fact, if they were to
make a show about Station 24,
we'd be the stars.
- Maybe on basic cable.
- On a network nobody watches.
Guys, this is ridiculous.
We're supposed to be professional.
You don't see me and Snorkleberry
at each other's throats.
Who the hell is Snorkleberry?
That's Snorkleberry.
My name is not
Andrea Snorkleberry, you dingbat.
I was just making fun
of your stupid name.
My name is Isabella Corazon.
- Good one, Corzy.
- Sick burn, probie!
That's a beautiful name.
- And you all suck!
- You suck!
- You suck!
- You suck!
- You suck.
- You suck.
- You're gonna rip my dick off?
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
What's going on in here?
Last time I was here, you
were nicely making sandbags.
Chief, uh, is that box currently filled?
- Yeah, finally.
- Man, that was really fast.
I had to hustle back in
here 'cause of you and you
and you all squabbling about
who's my favorite shift.
- BOTH: Which is?
- I don't have a favorite shift.
They're all the same. A,
b, c, d, it's meaningless.
Well, if it wasn't meaningless,
which shift would you choose to be a?
Okay, that's it.
No more a, b, c, d.
I'm putting an end to the stupid system.
From now on, it's red shift, green
shift, blue shift, gold shift.
That'll put an end to
your childish bickering.

Oh, stupid box.
- We're gold shift.
- No, we're gold shift.
- We're the gold shift.
- I call dibs on the gold shift.
Okay, okay, okay, hold on!
Hold on, hold on a second.
As the captain of today's shift
It's still our shift.
I propose a head-to-head competition
to determine who is the
top shift of this station.
You're going down.
May the best shift win.
- Mm.
- Come on.
- I'm right here.
- Come on.
- I'm gonna be over here.
- You're a douchebag.
- All right, yeah.
- It's on.
- Disappear.
- It's on, man.
- I'm watching you.
- All right.
Whoa, hey. Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I'm all right. I'm all right.
- Hey, let's get back to work.
- Get back.

What's going on? We've been
going at this for 20 minutes,
and nobody's moved an inch.
Maybe both shifts are
equal in every way.
Psst, hey, guys, we should
try the "Squid Game" strategy,
where the whole team
moves forward three steps
and the other team falls.
Spoiler alert I'm
only on episode three.
Oh, is that the one with the cookies?
Oh, come on!
And they took three steps forward
and caused the entire
other team to fall down.
Hey, spoiler alert I
haven't seen season one.
It's really, really good, a must-watch.
Okay, let's do this.
Ready? One, two, three.
Did you guys "Squid Game" us?
- Yeah.
- Has everybody seen it?
Fine, if a test of
brawn won't settle this,
then let's pivot to a test of brains.
- Damn it.
- Damn.
If you're so close to the Chief,
let's see who knows him best.
Guys, come on, it's my lunch break here.
I just stopped by to
drop off Terry's statins.
- I'm not doing this.
- Pretty please, Aunt Vicky.
- Please, come on.
- Come on.
You're the best judge
for this, Mom, please.
- Okay.
- Yes!
- Yes, Vicky.
- Come on, Granny.
All right, all right, let's
get this split up here.
- Let's go, Granny.
- Come on, Granny.
Come on, Granny.
Okay, who is Terry
McConky's sex-ception?
BOTH: Lucy Lawless
Xena, Warrior Princess!
- Yeah!
- Yes!
He tells you these things?
Go get 'em, Ike. Go get 'em, Ike.
- Oh, yeah, it's me.
- Next, here we go.
- Come on.
- Oh, yeah, here we go.
- Yeah.
How old is Terry in dog years?
- Dogs age faster that humans.
- If we know that Terry
- But the average dog runs
- hates dogs, we can assume
- twice as fast as the
- it's because dogs live
- average human
- longer than Terry
- at least in my experience
- although, not as long
Okay, okay. I just
have an hour for lunch,
so could we just call this a push?
- BOTH: Seven.
- Wow, that is correct.
- Ish?
- BOTH: Yes!
- Take that!
- Yes!
- Yes!
- Yes!
- Really shocking.
- That was awesome.
- Here we go.
- Come on, Cap.
- All right, here we go.
- Here we go, Cap.
What is number one on
Terry's bucket list?
BOTH: Front-row seat,
Criss Angel's "Mindfreak".
Sadly, I know that to be true,
and that is a tie, okay?
- Whoo!
- Yeah!
- All right, all right.
- That's our captain!
This is the last question
that I am reading.
What is Terry's favorite naptime snack?
Tea and pretzels.
- We won! We won!
- But what kind exactly?
Country bumpkin brand sweet tea
and flugelsohn brother
pretzel rods, extra-salted!
But I guess you would have known that
if you were the son he never had.
- ALL: Oh!
- BOTH: He said it first.
She got more specific.
She got more specific.
Whoa, hey, hey! Whoa, whoa, whoa, hey!
Sorry to break up the fun here, guys,
but the storm moved up the coast
danger averted.
D shift, you can go home.
But, Chief, we're just
about to win the gold.
- ALL: Yeah.
- What do you mean?
Dickosi, you guys are dismissed, go.
- Go, go, go.
No, Cap, we worked for the gold.
- I said
- Hey. What are you doing with these clowns?
Can I just give you your statins
and go back to work, please?
- What's "The In-Terry-Gation"? What is this?
- Uh-uh.
What are you guys doing?
- Where you going?
Captain, Captain. You
were never gonna win.
None of us were. We're
too evenly matched.
There's no gold shift
designation for either squad.
The only gold is the shining
glow we feel in our hearts,
that 24-karat pride
we feel as firefighters
doing the best we can
do for our community
and our chief.
Amen, brother. [CHUCKLES] Amen.
You know, I couldn't have
said it better myself, Penisi.
Although I could have
said it equally as well.
Son of a bitch.
- Cobra.
- Oh!
- Oh, he got you.
- Okay, all right, all right.
- Truce?
You work it out with Dickosi?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we talked about it,
and we came to the
agreement that the a team
will now be known as the gold shift
and, also, you like us the best.
Good man, but you know who I
actually like best in this room?
My one and only best gal. There she is.
- Aw, thank you.
- Mwah.
- And, honey, while I got you
- Yes. Mm-hmm?
Could you take this to the post office
- on your way back to work?
- Hell, no.
I'm not walking into the
post office carrying that.
- It's shit.
- Although, you know,
I know someone who
would carry it for you.
- Hmm?
- Lucy Lawless.
I bet she'd carry your poop.
- Hmm. Hmm.
Bye, honey.
Who told her about lucy lawless?
- Granny told her.
- Gram Gram, you mean.
It was Gram Gram. Gram gram told her.
All right, well, you know what?
Congratulations, Mickleberry.
You get the honors.
Holy crap, that's surprisingly heavy.
- Taco Tuesday!
All right, back to work, gold shift.
All right, that's right, gold shift.
Sounds good. Let's go to work.
Ah, I need to take my statins.
Chief, I know we worked it all out,
but I got to say,
there's still some things
we saw you do with the d shift
that you never do with us.
Yeah, like the bits, the dancing,
- the boot allowance.
- What are you talking about?
I do that stuff with all you guys.
- That is not true.
- Yes, it is true.
Ike, remember last week, you and I did
the used-car salesman bit?
Oh, yeah. No, we did do
that bit. That's right.
What's it gonna take to get
you to drive away in this today?
You'd look pretty good
in a Toyota Corolla, Sir.
You don't like the
color? We can paint it.
This car ain't gonna drive itself.
With the thing in the front.
And you, you and I danced the salsa.
First of all, it's sal-sa.
- That's what I said, salsa.
- It's sal-sa.
Also, last month, I told you,
your crew could increase
their boot allowance.
- BOTH: What?
- Oh, yeah, you're right.
You did. I forgot to tell you guys.
Ha ha! This whole thing
could have been avoided.
- What are you gonna do?
- You guys are just like my real daughters.
Each one thinks I treat
the other one better.
- That's the way kids are.
- She is your real daughter.
- You're not!
- You are softer on my sisters.
See, this is what I'm
talking about look at this.
- Hey, Mickleberry.
- Mickleberry!
I told you to mail that days ago.
I did, Sir. It says "return to
sender insufficient postage."
- It must have been too heavy.
Mama always said I
could fill up the diaper.
- [GAGS]
- Hey, screw it.
- I'm gonna go in for a colonoscopy.
- You should.
What do you want me
to do with this, Sir?
- Ugh.
- You know what?
We should stash it in the
wall like a time capsule
and wait for a future crew to find it.
[LAUGHS] We should
leave it for the d shift.
Oh, I know what to do.
- Oh, oh, now we're talking.
- What are you up to?
What are you doing?
- Uh-oh.
- What?
You're gonna put it in
their fridge, aren't you?
- Reverse psychology.
They'll definitely eat it.
- I've fallen for that one.
We've had a lot of fun here today.
But colorectal health is no joke.
Right, guys?
- Wait.
- What?
- What are we doing?
- Exactly we all should be asking,
"what are we doing to
prevent colon cancer?"
Screening is an easy way to
avoid serious health risks.
If you're age 50 or
over, ask your doctor
about which test is best for you.
And who knows? Maybe your doctor
will even poke your tingle button.
So go get screened.
An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure.
Okay, what is
- Oh.
- What is happening?
I feel like I'm having a stroke.
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