The following is a transcript for "High Tea."


All: "High Tea!"

Pablo: Vroom vroom! Rrrr....

Tyrone: Whoa!

Pablo: Hey, it's me, Pablo.

Tyrone: And me, Tyrone.

Pablo: I'm a race car driver, and I'm going to drive in the world's fastest race. Hey, Tyrone, ready to race?

Tyrone: Well, actually-- no.

Pablo: Huh?

Tyrone: You see, I'm a mountain climber, and I'm going to climb the world's tallest peak.

Pablo: Oh. Are you sure?

Tyrone: Yup.

Pablo: Race car driving is really exciting.

Tyrone: Well, mountain climbing is exciting.

Pablo: Yeah, but race car driving is exciting and fast.

Tyrone: Mountain climbing is exciting and... and thrilling.

Uniqua: Hey, you guys.

Pablo and Tyrone: Uniqua!

Pablo: Want to drive race cars?

Tyrone: Want to go mountain climbing?

Uniqua: Knock, knock.

Tyrone: Huh?

Uniqua: Knock, knock.

Pablo: What?

Uniqua: Say, "Who's there?"

Pablo: Okay. Who's there?

Uniqua: Tank.

Pablo and Tyrone: Tank who?

Uniqua: You're welcome. 🎶Ta-dah!🎶 (laughing) It's a joke. A knock-knock joke.

Tyrone: Oh, I get it.

Pablo: Tank who? You're welcome. Ha-ha. Very funny.

(both laughing)

Pablo: Okay, Uniqua, but don't you want to drive race cars?

Tyrone: No, you want to go mountain climbing, don't you?

Uniqua: Actually, I don't want to race cars or climb mountains, because... I'm a standup comic. I want to make people laugh.

Pablo: But race car driving is exciting and fast!

Tyrone: And mountain climbing is exciting and thrilling.

Uniqua: Well, being a standup comic is exciting and funny.

Pablo: Race car driving, definitely!

Tyrone: Mountain climbing all the way.

Uniqua: It's all about being funny.

Pablo: Race car driving.

Tyrone: Mountain climbing's better.

Uniqua: Definitely standup comic.

Tasha: (humming)

Uniqua: I know what-- let's let Tasha decide.

Pablo: Okay. Whatever she wants to do...

Tyrone: We all do.

Uniqua: Deal?

Pablo and Tyrone: Deal.

Uniqua: Hi, Tasha.

Tyrone: Hey, Tasha.

Pablo: Hey, Tasha.

Tasha: Good afternoon. How lovely to see you.

Pablo: Hey, Tasha, don't you want to do something exciting and fast?

Tyrone: Or maybe something exciting and thrilling.

Uniqua: Or something exciting and funny?

Pablo: Your choice.

Tyrone: Whatever you want.

Uniqua: No pressure.

Tasha: Well, dear friends, since it's my choice, I think that we...

Pablo and Tyrone: Yeah?

Tasha: Should have a tea party.

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: A tea party?

Tasha: Yes, a tea party-- where we sip tea, and lift our pinkies, and say, "Pip, pip, cheerio."

Tyrone: "Pip, pip, cheerio"?

Pablo: Oh, man.

Uniqua: That doesn't sound very exciting.

Tasha: On the contrary, it can be extremely exciting to make the perfect cup of tea.

[The characters sing "Perfect Cup of Tea."]

Uniqua: All right, let's just get it over with.

Tyrone: Bring on the tea party.

Pablo: We're ready.

Tasha: Oh, goody! But there's just one teensy little thing.

Pablo: Yeah?

Tasha: To have a perfect tea party, we must have the perfect cup of tea.

Uniqua: Yeah?

Tasha: And to have the perfect cup of tea, we must find the perfect tea leaves.

Tyrone: Yeah?

Tasha: And there's only one place where perfect tea leaves grow. The jungles of Borneo.

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: The jungles of Borneo?

[The backyard transforms into Borneo.]

Tasha: Where there are lots and lots of trees.

Pablo: And vines.

Tyrone: And hopefully, tea leaves.

[Tasha sings a reprise of "Perfect Cup of Tea."]]

Pablo: Okay, let's get some tea leaves...

Tyrone: Have the tea party...

Uniqua: And then do something exciting!

Pablo and Tyrone: Yeah!

Tasha: There's just one teensy little thing.

Uniqua: Yeah?

Tasha: There's only one kind of tea leaf that will make a perfect cup of tea.

Tyrone: Yeah?

Tasha: And it only grows on one tree...

Pablo: Yeah?

Tasha: In this whole jungle.

Uniqua: Find one tree in this whole jungle?

Pablo: But this place is full of trees.

Tyrone: We're doomed.

Tasha: Oh, come, come. The only thing we have to do is find the tree with golden tea leaves.

Uniqua: But how?

Tasha: Climb up and look around

Pablo: Wow, this is one tall tree.

Tyrone: It certainly is.

Tasha: Do you see the golden tree?

Uniqua: Not from here. So how are we going to find it?

Tasha: Why, zip, of course.

Uniqua: Zip?

[Tasha points to four lifts.]

Pablo: Awesome.

Uniqua: Cool!

Tyrone: Come on, you guys.

[The characters sing "Tree to Tree." They find the golden tea leaves.]

Tyrone: Hey, over there.

Tasha: Oh, I say. I think that might be it. Whee! The golden tea leaves of Borneo! Perfect!

Pablo: You know, all that zipping around in the treetops was pretty exciting.

Uniqua: Yeah, it was really exciting.

Tyrone: And thrilling.

Tasha: Excellent! We have the golden tea leaves of borneo. They'll make a perfect cup of tea.

Pablo: So we can have the tea party now, right?

Tyrone: We're ready.

Uniqua: Pip, pip, cheerio!

Tasha: Well, there's just another teensy little thing.

Uniqua: Yeah?

Tasha: To have the perfect cup of tea, you must brew it in the perfect tea pot.

Pablo: Yeah?

Tasha: And drink it from the perfect tea cups.

Tyrone: Yeah?

Tasha: Which we just need to borrow.

Uniqua: Borrow?

Pablo: From who?

Tasha: From the Emperor of the Ming Empire. We'll just pop over to his palace and ask him.

Pablo: Aw, man.

Tasha: Come along, everyone. It's not far at all.

Tyrone: Making a perfect cup of tea certainly is complicated.

Uniqua: You can say that again.

Tyrone: Making a perfect cup of tea certainly is complicated.

Tasha: Quickly now, don't dawdle. I do hope the emperor is at home.

Tasha: Oh, dear, no answer. I shall ring again.

Uniqua: Maybe nobody's home.

Tasha: Nonsense. Hello! Your majesty! Hello? Hello!

Austin: Who dares to ring my doorbell?

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: Whoa!

Tasha: It's me, Tasha.

Tyrone: Uh, and me, Tyrone.

Uniqua: And Uniqua.

Pablo: And Pablo.

Tasha: May we come in?

Austin: Oh. Well, all right.

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: Whoa!

Tasha: Come along! Don't dawdle!

Tyrone: You know, that emperor didn't sound very happy that we rang his doorbell.

Tasha: Yes. Well, there's just one little thing about the emperor.

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: Yeah?

Tasha: He tends to be just an eensy bit... grumpy.

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: Uh-oh.

Tasha: Ah, there he is. The Emperor of the Ming Empire.

Uniqua: You know, this emperor doesn't look too happy to see us.

Tyrone: That must be the tea set.

Tasha: Come along, don't dawdle.

Tasha: Good afternoon, Your Highness. We've come to borrow your tea set.

Austin: You want to borrow my tea set?

Tasha: Yes, please.

Austin: Hmmm. Well... No!

Pablo: Oh, man.

Tyrone: Aw...

Uniqua: Bummer.

Tasha: But Your Majesty, we're planning a tea party, and we need your tea set to make the perfect cup of tea.

Austin: Oh. Hmm. Well... No!

Tasha: Oh, dear. Why are you so grumpy?

Austin: Because being the emperor is really hard. I have to sit on this throne all day long. It feels like I've been sitting here for a zillion years. And that makes me grumpy.

[The characters sing "The Grumpy Emperor." They discuss how if they could make the emperor laugh, he would be happy and give them the tea set.]

Uniqua: Maybe if we can make him laugh...

Tyrone: ...he won't be so grumpy.

Pablo: And he'll lend us his tea set.

Tasha: Let's try it.

Austin: You can try, but you won't get a laugh out of me.

[They try different jokes on the emperor in a reprise of "The Grumpy Emperor."]

Pablo: What a grumpy guy.

Tyrone: He just won't laugh.

Tasha: Oh, for goodness sakes.

Uniqua: Hey, wait a minute. I know what could work. Knock, knock.

Austin: What?

Uniqua: Knock, knock. Now you say who's there.

Austin: Hmm. Well, who's there?

Uniqua: Banana.

Austin: Banana who?

Uniqua: Knock, knock.

Austin: Who's there?

Uniqua: Banana.

Austin: Banana who?

Uniqua: Knock, knock.

Austin: Who's there?!

Uniqua: Orange.

Austin: Orange who?

Uniqua: Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

Austin: Hmm. Hmm. hmmm... brilliant!

Tasha: May I? [takes tea set]

Austin: Sure, of course, take it, take the tea set. (hard laughs) I can't take it anymore!

Tasha: Thank you, Your Majesty.

Tasha: Excellent work, old chaps.

Pablo: All right! Now we have the tea set of the Emperor of the Ming Empire.

Tyrone: And the golden tea leaves of Borneo.

Uniqua: Everything we need for a perfect cup of tea, right?

Tasha: Well, there's just one more teensy-weensy thing...

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: Yeah?

Tasha: Water. You can't make tea without hot water.

Tyrone: Well, that can't be hard to find.

Tasha: You're right. It will be easy peasey. We just have to dash over to the Gushing Geyser of the Gobi Desert.

Uniqua: The gushing what?

Tyrone: Of the where?

Tasha: The Gushing Geyser of the Gobi Desert.

Pablo: What's that?

Tasha: It's where we'll get the perfect hot water, for the perfect cup of tea, for the perfect tea party. You'll see.

Tasha: Tea, tea, tea. We'll have the perfect cup of tea. Now won't you join me, pip, pip, cheerio.

Pablo: Oh, man.

Uniqua: When are we gonna do something exciting?

Pablo: And fast?

Tyrone: Well, when you think about it, meeting the Emperor of the Ming Empire, was pretty exciting.

Pablo: Yeah, you're right. It was exciting, and funny.

Uniqua: Totally funny.

Tasha: Come along, don't dawdle!

Tyrone: Okay!

Pablo: We'll be right there!

Uniqua: Oh, coming!

Pablo: So, how far is this Gushing Geyser?

Tasha: Not far. Look. There's the geyser.

Tyrone: I don't see anything.

Tasha: Look where I'm pointing.

Pablo: That little hill? That's the Gushing Geyser of the Gobi Desert?

Tasha: Well, it's not gushing right now, of course.

Tyrone: Obviously.

Tasha: The great Gushing Geyser only gushes once a day. First it rumbles three times.

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone: Whoa! Whoa! What was that?

Tasha: That was the first rumble. Two more to go.

Pablo: So we have to get all the way over before the third rumble?

Tasha: Exactly. Or wait until tomorrow.

Pablo: Wait until tomorrow? Oh, boy! Oh, boy! The geyser only gushes once a day!

Tyrone: Pablo...

Pablo: Everybody stay calm, be cool. This was just the first rumble.

Uniqua: Pablo...

Pablo: That was the first rumble, only two more rumbles. How are we going to get there in only two rumbles?

Tasha: Pablo!

Pablo: Yeah?

Tasha: There's only one way to get to the geyser before the third rumble-- Mongolian ponies.

Pablo and Uniqua: Wow! Mongolian ponies?

Tyrone: That certainly is convenient.

Tasha: Mongolian ponies are the fastest running ponies in the world. Now come along, don't dawdle.

Tyrone: Whoa!

Uniqua: Easy, girl.

Pablo: Whoa!

Tasha: Steady.

Uniqua: The second rumble!

Pablo: We've got to go.

Tasha: We can make it. Gallop, ponies, gallop!

[The characters sing "The Galloping Song."]

Uniqua: You know, this galloping is pretty exciting.

Tyrone: It's really exciting.

Pablo: It's exciting and fast.

Tasha: And now to brew the perfect cup of tea. The perfect teapot. The perfect tea leaves.

Tyrone: You know, I still don't see anything gushing.

Tasha: Just you wait. Any moment now.

All: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Uniqua: Wow! Look at that!

All: It's gushing!

Tasha: And it's filling up the teapot with hot water. Ah, perfect! Mm, heavenly. Teatime, everyone.

Tyrone: Cool!

Uniqua: All right!

Pablo: Teatime.

Austin: Ahem. Knock, knock.

Uniqua: Who's there?

Austin: Justin.

Uniqua: Justin who?

Austin: Justin time for tea, I hope. Plus, I brought the sugar.

Tasha: Excellent, Your Highness.

Uniqua: Thank you.

Pablo: Mmm.

Tyrone: Thanks.

Tasha: And now, dear friends, the perfect cup of tea. Pip, pip.

All: Cheerio! Mmm...mmm!

[They all sing the last verse of "Perfect Cup of Tea."]

Tyrone: You know, I never knew having a tea party could be so exciting and thrilling.

Uniqua: And exciting and funny.

Pablo: And exciting and fast.

Tasha: I did. Oh, my.

Pablo: I say, do you know what would do perfectly with this cup of tea?

Tasha:Why yes, old chap, a snack.

Pablo: Want to come to my house for some peanut butter and jelly?

Uniqua: Yeah!

Tyrone: Mm, peanut butter and jelly.

Austin: Yummy!

Tasha: That's my favorite!

Pablo: Mm, I'm hungry.

Tasha: Pip, pip!

All: Cheerio!

Tyrone: That was an exciting tea party adventure, don't you think?

Uniqua: Yeah.

Tasha: Totally.

Pablo: It sure was.

Austin: Very exciting.

[The cast sings the ending song.]

Pablo: See you next time!

Tasha: Ta-ta!

Uniqua: See you later!

Tyrone: Later, chaps!

Austin: Next time!

Tasha: Yummy, snack time.

Austin: Yay!

[The cast enters Pablo's house. Tasha opens the door again.]

Tasha: Pip, pip, cheerio!