SPORTACUS lands in frame heroically. He flips backward and lands on the round floor pad. The table slides out.
He pulls a racket out of his backpack and slices the air with it. He slides the racket on the floor under the table then does an amazing flip over the table. He lands and reaches down as the racket slides into his hand. He picks up a tomato from the table and tosses it in the air. The racket arcs through the air as Sportacus fully extends his arm and smashes the tomato.
The tomato rolls around the circumference of the airship. Meanwhile, Sportacus slides the racket along the floor again and flips over the table again. He lands and manipulates the racket with his feet and catches the racket with his hand.
By now the tomato reaches him again and he slices it with the racket. Toast pops up from the toaster. Sportacus catches a piece of toast with the racket and then turns to catch the falling tomato. He sets a piece of lettuce on the sandwich. Another piece of toast pops up.
Sportacus turns just in time to catch the other piece of toast, completing his sandwich. Sportacus turns toward camera and smiles.
EXT. AIRSHIP - DAY
THE POLE-THINGIE lowers down from above, Sportacus on it. He whips out a collapsible telescope and uncollapses it, twirling it handily. He looks through it, scanning the town below:
That sounds like Stephanie!
His pan with the telescope stops!
EXT. CITY HALL - CONTINUOUS
TELESCOPE POV - of Stephanie:
EXT. AIRSHIP - CONTINUOUS
Sportacus twirls and throws aside his telescope.
The ladder falls and he scrambles down.
EXT. CITY HALL - CONTINUOUS
Help! Someone save me!!
EXT. CITY HALL - DAY
FLIP! FLIP! FLIP! Sportacus is racing towards Stephanie.
Don't worry, Stephanie! I'm coming!
Sportacus hops walls, mailbox, leaps into frame just as Stephanie is stepping off a board into the unknown...
...POP! SQUEAKY! SQUEAKY! A LOUD BALLOON POP is heard, as Sportacus lands in frame, and Stephanie stops short. REVEAL THAT Stephanie, in pink pirate outfit, is standing on a board on some sawhorses.
He popped my balloon!
We see Ziggy holding the remains of a balloon in his hand.
And he squushed our shark.
Stingy holds up a SQUEAKY TOY SHARK. SPORTACUS LOOKS AROUND, CAUGHT BY SURPRISE.
REVEAL THE OTHER KIDS are all dressed up as pirates, too.
Yarrr!! We be playin' pirates, Sportacus. Pirate Stephanie the Pink was walkin' the plank!
Ziggy, Stingy and Trixie are dressed in pirate outfits, too, carrying balloon swords.
You're standing in the water.
Oops, sorry. I thought Stephanie was really in trouble.
No wonder my crystal didn't blink.
Enough jabbering. It's plank-walkin' time. Pirate Trixie the Tough takes no prisoners! And after Pinkie walks it, the rest of you scurvy thieves follow!
What sea rat ate bad cheese and made you captain? I have an eye patch, so I should be in charge.
Well, I have a hook.
You're in charge.
The kids all attack each other with their balloons, swashbuckling for all they're worth.
Have fun, guys! Don't sink too many ships!
ZOOM DOWN TO:
INT. ROBBIE ROTTEN'S LAIR - DAY
Robbie has his hands over his ears, hearing all the noise from above.
Those rotten kids! Noise! Noise! Noise! Nothing but noise!
He goes by a row of ear muffs (each one bigger than the last:
(reading the types)
For trucks. For jet airplanes. For rockets...
He sees something O.S.
Ahh, for kids.
...reveal the biggest ear muff of them all. He places them on his ears and waits (the noise is still loud, if tinny)... he finally rips them off and throws them aside.
Arrrrr! Nothing works.