The Longest Shortcut/Transcript
(The snorks and Occy are shouting "Help, icky!" and "Help!" as a few slug-a-lugs chase them)
Allstar POV: Today started with three hungry slugalugs after us for breakfast. I thought this was as bad as a day could get, but boy, was I wrong. Things started to get worse.
(He and Casey hide behind a weird creature)
Casey: *goes up to it* don't think that just because you're twice as big as us, that we're gonna be scared or anything!
Allstar: Casey! *grabs her away*
(Junior tries hiding too, but finds Tooter and Occy in same sopt as slug tries eating them)
(then all head into a cave to escape)
Junior: *pops out of clamshell* What can I say, Tooter? It's survivial of the sneakiest! *laughs*
Allstar: Everybody, I found a tunnel, hurry! *all sswim in except Daffney* Hury it up, Daffney!
Daffney: I'm not going in there!
(slug comes closer)
Daffney: Well it might be slimey or something!
Allstar: Oh, brother! *throws her inside and the slugalug slams itsemf to the side of the cave*
(all in cavern)
Casey: Wow, this cavern is humongous.
Allstar: Let's see if we can find a way out.
Junior: You shoulda seen the look on your face when that thing came after you.
Casey: *sees kelp* Well we sure can't swim over it.
Junior: I say we go through it.
Daffney: I'm not going through there, it's too spooky!
Junior: You call that spooky? Ha!
Allstar: Well let's just be safe and snork around it.
Casey: Sounds good to me.
Junior: Get off it, you guys. Allwet doesn't know a good shortcut when he sees one. I'm not afraid of a bunch of weeds.
Allstar: Come on, Junior, we've got to stick together down here.
Junior: Don't give me that cooperation garbage! Down here, it's every snork for himself!
(Tooter and Occy whisper and leave)
Allstar: Wait, you guys! *moans*
Casey: Don't worry about it, Allstar. We can just meet them when they come out the other side.
Allstar: Oh, I hope so.
Allstar: Oh, whadda ya know?
Casey: This cavern is just one big dead end.
Daffney: Oh great, we'll never get out of here!
Casey: We'll just have to go back and face the slugalugs.
Allstar: Uh Casey, maybe we should look around a little more before --
(all scream at monster)
Daffney: Ew, what's that?
Allstar: Who cares? Quick, hide!
(all hide from mosnter)
Allstar: It's working. It hasn't spotted us.
Casey: Oh this is silly, maybe it knows how to get out of here.
Allstar: Casey! *covers eyes* Oh, I can't watch!
Casey: Excuse me, can you tell us how to get out of this cavern?
Allstar: Tell me when it's over!
Mr. Green: Only way in or out is tunnel over there.
Casey: But that's how we got here, we need to find another one.
Daffney: Allstar, Allstar, it's friendly.
Allstar: You're kidding!
Mr. Green: It is good thing you not go in the forest. It bad place. Nobody ever come out who go in.
Allstar: *gulps* We have friends in there.
Mr. Green: Not anymroe!
Casey: Well, there's only one thing we can do.
Casey: Rescue Tooter and Junior.
Allstar: Oh, this is not my day!
Daffney: So what did Mr. Green have to say?
Allstar: Nothing, really. Come on, Daffney. We have to go into the forest and rescue --
Daffney: I said I wasn't going in there, and I meant it!
Allstar: Really, Daffney, I've been in weed forests like this before, and I can tell you from experience that they're a piece of kelp.
Daffney: Really? Nothing slimey or spooky?
Allstar: Not a single scary thing!
Daffney: *screams and jumps in Allstar's arms* I thought you said it wasn't scary in here!
Allstar: Well, I --
Daffney: *screams some more*
Casey: *holds giant tooth* A little jumpty, today, Daffney?
Allstar: She's a little heavy, too. *Daffney glares at him* Have you found Junior and Tooter?
Casey: No, but I found this - the fang of a pufferdragon.
Daffney: You mean those monsters with the weird corks in their backs? Oh, I thought they were just fairy tales.
Casey: Well, down here, they must be real.
Allstar: Then we've got to find Junior and Tooter before the pufferdragon finds them first.
Junior: *off elsewhere* Ugh, some shortcut, I'll never find the others.
(Tooter and Occy still laugh at the joke they're about to pull)
Junior: Boy, this is the last time I ever --
(they scare him with a fake mask resembling a monster, and he jumps as they laugh, but they see pufferdragon and get scared)
Casey: *sees it* The pufferdragon! Tooter and Junior could be in danger!
Junior: *elsewhere* look, you little pipsqueaks, I don't need the two of you slowing me down! Get lost!
(pufferdragon comes closer)
Tooter: *warning toot*
Junior: I've got a much better hiding place than those two losers!
(closer, kncoking Junior around)
Junior: Hey! Help! I'm too young to be an ordrive!
(pufferdragon eats, as Tooter and Occy get him out)
Junior: You guys wanna save me? *remove boulder* I mean, it doesn't make any sense. I've called you all those -- *Tooter grabs him and they escape* Gee, uh, thanks for saving me. You guys are okay. I'll thank you later, okay? *they escape some more*
Casey: The roars are louder. We must be geting closer. Look!
Daffney: Hey, there they are!
Allstar: Boy, are we glad to see you guys? We thought you had -- *twirls around*
Daffney: Wait for me!
Casey: *sees it* Yeah, that's a pufferdragon, alright.
Allstar: It's time to go, Casey! *grabs her*
Casey: *she stops him* Now wait a minute, Allstar. All we have to do is pull the cork out of its blowhole, just like in the old fairy tales.
Allstar: All we have to do is get out of here! *takes her away*
Allstar: Alright, you guys, as long as we stick together, everything will be -- *runs into tree*
Daffney: Oh no, Allstar!
Allstar: *hangs onto pufferdragon by accident* Where's the breaks?
Casey: Follow me. *all do so* This way!
Allstar: No, not the weeds, go around, go around!
Junior: Look, we're trapped!
(all in a jam)
Casey: We're not afraid, because Allstar's gonna pull your cork!
Allstar: Cork?! What cork? *sees it* Oh, that cork!
(it turns small, Occy growls at it, and it jumps)
(meanwhile, all wait for Casey to come back out)
Casey: It goes all the way through on the way to Snorkland to the other side. This chamber isn't a dead end after all.
Allstar: I think we all learned that working together gets a lot more done than working against each other, right?
Daffney: Ooh, ick! What a slimey weed!
Junior: Hey Tooter, why don't you put this over your head? It would be a definite improvement! *laughs, but Tooter scares him again* Hey, what are you trying to do, give me a heart attack?
(c) 1987 Hanna-Barbera and SEPP International