Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie  Season #2 Episode #1

Synopsis: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is the first VeggieTales feature film. A fussy asparagus (Phil Vischer) makes his way across deserts and seas to deliver a message from God to a sinful city.
Genre: Animation
Year:
2002
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Black

Night SFX. We hear the faint sound of a GUITAR frantically strumming a "Rafi" type folk song and the engine of a minivan.

FADE IN:

EXTERIOR - NIGHT. SIDE OF wooded, WINDING RURAL ROAD.

The road and surrounding woods are very dark - silhouetted against a cloudy full moon sky. The guitar and engine noise grow louder as we see head lights appear. A porcupine scurries across the road. A minivan full of veggie kids passes by the camera, revealing the darkened woods once again.

Interior - night. veggie van.

JR. ASPARAGUS, PERCY, ANNIE and LAURA are sitting and singing in the second and third rows of the van. LAURA is holding a ticket. DAD ASPARAGUS is sitting in the front passenger seat and facing toward the kids - singing and "playing" the guitar. They are on their way to a "Twippo" concert and are all very excited except for BOB THE TOMATO - he's perturbed and not singing, driving and fumbling with a map.

KIDS and DAD

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey

Was a really clumsy kid

On the 1st day of 1st grade

I'll tell you what he did

He tripped over a pencil box

Flew up in the air

Landed on a kangaroo

Who pulled out all his hair

He needed

1st aid (clap) in the 1st grade (clap)

1st aid (clap) in the 1st grade (clap)

1st aid (clap) in the 1st grade (clap)

You could a buy a zoo

With all the doctor bills he paid!

Oh Billy Joe McGuffrey

Was a really clumsy kid

On the 2nd day of 2nd grade

I'll tell you what he did

He slipped on a banana peel

Flew up in the sky

Landed on a chimpanzee

Who poked him in the eye

He needed

1st aid (clap) in the 2nd grade (2claps)

1st aid (clap) in the 2nd grade (2claps)

1st aid (clap) in the 2nd grade (2claps)

You could a buy a zoo

With all the doctor bills he paid!

BOB:

(under breath)

... Route 59?

BOB, while fumbling with the map, inadvertently hits the headlight switch - turning them off. NEAR BLACK. BOB startles.

Bob (cont'd)

AAAAH! LIGHTS! AAAAH!

DAD accidently smacks BOB in the back of the head with the neck of the guitar. As the kids are singing in near black, we hear Bob frantically trying to find the light switch - map rustling, tires squealing, engine revving, etc....

BOB (cont'd)

(ad lib)

Whoa... lights! Lights! Lights!

EXTERIOR - NIGHT. WINDING RURAL ROAD.

HEADLIGHTS back on. Camera street level as the van passes over it. We cut to a rear view to see the van driving on. A beam of moon light reveals a "porcupine crossing" hazard sign.

INTERIOR - NIGHT. VEGGIE VAN.

BOB gives DAD a stern glance. DAD remains happily "strumming" the guitar.

KIDS AND DAD:

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey

Was a really clumsy kid

On the 3rd day of 3rd grade

I'll tell you what he did

He fell out of a fishing boat

Splashed into the sea

Landed on a moray eel

Who bit him on the knee

He needed

1st aid (clap) in the 3rd grade (3claps)

1st aid (clap) in the 3rd grade (3claps)

1st aid (clap) in the 3rd grade (3claps)

You could a buy a zoo

With all the doctor bills he paid!

LAURA looks down at her ticket, smiling. It reads, "In Concert - Twippo! Backstage Pass"

LAURA:

(reverently - with awe)

...I get to meet Twippo...

Laura picks the song right up again...

Song has been increasing in tempo and is now at a fevered pitch.

DAD:

Twelfth grade!

KIDS AND DAD:

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey

Was a really clumsy kid

On the 12th day of 12th grade

I'll tell you what he did

Walked into financial aid

Fell and broke a bone

Showed them all his bills and

Got a great big College Loan!

And he got

1st aid(clap)in the 12th grade (12claps)

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