Dunesday (transcript)

From Sonic Retro

This is the English transcript of the Sonic Underground episode Dunesday‎.

Episode Script

(Courtesy of The Sonic Zone)

Queen Aleena: Sometimes, in the fight against tyranny, we find 
              friends in the most unlikely places.

Manic: Dude, talk about the middle of nowhere! Couldn't we have 
       just sent these guys a card?
Sonic: It may not look like much, but the nomads out here have been 
       fighting Buttnik for years! Legend has it that the tribe's 
       chief, Ifyoucan, was captured by Buttnik but escaped! The 
       resistance needs anyone who can get away from Buttnik!
Sonia: But how can anyone live out here? There's no water, no shade,
       no air-conditioned malls, and you go through an awful lot 
       of sunscreen!
Sonic: Whoa, it is toasty! I'm having a meltdown! Hey!
Manic: So's the engine!
[The engine in the van suddenly breaks down and the van judders 
 to a halt]
Sonic: Er... Sonia, how much of that sunscreen did you bring?

[SWATBots are watching in the distance and start advancing]
Manic: It's no good! I don't have the tools to fix it!
Sonic: Looks like we're walking!
Manic: Great(!) A million square miles of beach, and NO ocean! 
       Show me the city! I can't stand all this wide open space! 
       Show me the city!
Sonic: Get over it bro! Nobody said being in the Resistance was a 
       walk in the park!
Manic: Yeah, but it wasn't supposed to be a hike through the desert
       either! What good could a bunch of nomads who live in a 
       sandbox be to the Freedom Fighters?
[Sonia finds a jewel glinting in the sun]
Sonia: Oh, I don't know, it's not all bad... a girl could get used 
       to this place!
[The jewel Sonia is holding gets blasted by a SWATBot]
Sonia: Hey!
Sonic: SWATBots! It's juice and jam time! Stand back - I wouldn't 
       want anyone to get hurt!
Sonia: Sonic!
[Sonic gets hit by a SWATBot laser]
Sonic: Is it just me, or are those SWATBots' aim getting better?
Manic: I think we're gonna find out!
[The hedgehogs are surrounded by SWATBots, but then some nomads 
 appear and start destroying the SWATBots]
Manic: Whoa, these guys are good!
Ifyoucan: Fortunately for you we came along. I am Ifyoucan, 
          chieftain of the Azcan tribe. These are my bodyguards, 
          Amir and Jamal.
Manic: Whoa, like this guy needs bodyguards(!)
Ifyoucan: Come, we must go quickly, before Robotnik sends another 
Sonic: Er... Ifyoucan! Think you could give us a hand with our van?
Ifyoucan: Certainly!
[Ifyoucan snaps his fingers, and Jamal gets a sheet out]

Manic: I gotta hand it to you guys, this ride's pretty smooth - 
       and the fuel mileage is rockin'!
[We see that they've attached the sheet to the top of the van like 
 a sail]

Ifyoucan: What brings you here to this dangerous desert?
Sonic: We've heard that your tribe has no love for Robotnik!
Ifyoucan: 'Tis true. Robotnik and the SWATBots are our sworn 
Sonic: Well we're Freedom Fighters, and the Resistance needs your 
       help against Robotnik!
Ifyoucan: If you are truly an enemy of Robotnik, you must still 
          prove yourself worthy to be an ally. One of you must join 
          our tribe.
Sonic: Where do I sign up?

Manic: Something about Ifyoucan gives me the creeps - I don't 
       trust anybody who hides his face all the time!
Sonic: Get your eyes checked bro! Did you see how he blasted those 
Ifyoucan: Sonic the Hedgehog wishes to join our tribe - but first, 
          he must pass the initiation test!
Sonic: (gulp) Test? Wait a Mobius Minute there - nobody said 
       anything about a test!
[We see a monster in a pit]                            
Manic: Oh man...
Ifyoucan: To join the tribe, you must defeat the Kar-lak!
Sonic: Why did I know you were gonna say that? (sigh) Back in a 
       Sonic Second!

[Sonic jumps into the pit and the monster starts snapping at him]
Sonic: Whoa! Now I know how a chili-dog feels!
[Sonic uses his speed to tie up the monster and everyone ch
Sonic: Hey, no biggie!

Ifyoucan: Sonic The Hedgehog, you are now a member of the Azcan 
Sonic: Thanks! I'm honored!
Tribe: Three cheers for Sonic! Congratulations Sonic!
Sonic: I think this calls for a serious jam!

Song: True Blue Friend (wasn't shown in the UK)

You never know, where you might make some brand new friends!
Don't shut them out, with a closed mind, let them come in!
'Cause there's nothing like a true, true blue friend,
Nothing like a true blue friend,
When your world is crashing down and there's trouble all around,
Nothing like a true blue friend,
Nothing like a true, true blue friend,
Nothing like a true blue friend,
In the quicks and the doubt it's the friend who pulls you out,
Nothing like a true blue friend,
There's nothing, nothing, nothing like a true blue friend!

Manic: I still don't trust Ifyoucan. First he hides his face, and 
       then he didn't dance when we played!
Sonic: You worry too much, bro!
Sonia: Give it a rest Manic! If I don't get a good night's sleep, 
       my eyes will get puffy!
Manic: You sleep if you want to, but I've got a chief to check out!

Manic: Okay Ifyoucan, let's see who you really are!
[Manic sees Ifyoucan is robotosized]
Manic: (gasp) Robotosized! Oh no! I gotta warn...
[Manic is captured by Ifyoucan't bodyguards]

Sonic: Manic!
Sonia: MANIC! Any sign of him?
Sonic: Not even a drumstick, and I've been all over camp! Manic 
       said he was gonna check out Ifyoucan - maybe we'd better 
       talk to the chief!

Sonic: Have you seen Manic? We've looked all over camp for him!
Ifyoucan: I have not seen your brother. Perhaps he went for a walk 
          and became lost!
Sonic: We'd better go look for him!
Ifyoucan: No - my people will search. The desert is much too 
          dangerous for those who do not know its ways.
Sonic: I've got a bad feeling about this. Manic wouldn't just 
       wander off - he hates the desert!
Sonia: You're right! It's not like him! Maybe Manic was right! 
       There may be more to Ifyoucan than appears!
Sonic: Yeah, I think we'd better find out what he's hiding under 
       that hood!

Ifyoucan: You did WHAT?!
Jamal: We had no choice. We had to leave him in the desert.
Ifyoucan: Without food or water? Manic is a brother of a member of 
          the tribe! Or did you forget that?
Jamal: But he SAW you Ifyoucan! If he told the tribe your secret...
Amir: You would be an outcast!
Sonic (bursting in): Time to face the music Ifyoucan! Where's 
Sonia: Huh?
Sonic: Robotosized! I don't get it! You're supposed to be 
       Buttnik's enemy!
Ifyoucan: Robotnik IS my enemy. The robotosizing process 
          malfunctioned - I have my free will - but Robotnik's 
          machine left me... changed. Only Jamal and Amir know my 
          secret. I fear the rest of the tribe would never accept 
          or trust me if they knew the truth. Amir and Jamal
          were only trying to protect me - I am sorry for what they
          have done to your brother.
Sonic: Hey, Sorry doesn't chill the sauce, know what I mean? We've 
       got to get Manic back!
Ifyoucan: Amir and Jamal left him in the Sun Snare Drum.
Sonic: Sun Snare Drum? At least he'll feel right at home!
Ifyoucan: No! It is the hottest part of the desert! He will not 
          survive there for long! I will show you the way! We must 
          go quickly!

Sonic: I'm waiting... Argh! 
[Ifyoucan's feet kick Sonic as he tries to get up]
Sonic: Watch your feet! Y'know I could do this myself!
Ifyoucan: You would never find him alone. Besides - you are a 
          member of the tribe - it is my duty!
Sonia: Take this! [gives air surfboard to Ifyoucan] Sonic can't 
       carry you and Manic both!
Ifyoucan: We'd better hurry - the Sun Snare Drum is no place to 
Sonic: No prob! Hurry's my middle name!

Manic: Oh man, I've never seen so much nothing! I'm too cool to be 

Sleet: Hedgehogs! Find a smashed SWATBot, and hedgehogs can't be 
       far away!
Dingo: Loo
k Sleet, tracks!
Sleet (pushing Dingo aside): Look, tracks! They should lead us 
                             right to Sonic!
Dingo: Er... that's what I said Sleet!
Sleet: Quiet Dingo, I've got hedgehogs to catch!

Sonic: How much farther, chief?
Ifyoucan: At this speed, not much!

Manic: I had a bad feeling about this from the beginning...
[A vulcher approaches, but Manic just throws a rock at it]
Manic: Aw, beat it! Dude, nobody rang the dinner-bell yet! So 
[Manic sees a mirage of a lemonade stand]
Manic: Lemonade! [runs towards mirage, it disappears] Not fair 
       dude, all I wanted was a glass of lemonade!

Sleet: Those hedgehogs! I just knew it!
Dingo: Gosh Sleet! Can I look through those? Can I? Can I?
Sleet: Maybe you'd like to be turned into a sand-flea...
Dingo: No!
Sleet: Ah, there's Sonia... but where is Sonic?
Dingo: Sohnia?! Aw, lemme see!
Sleet: Sonia! It's always Sonia this, and Sonia that! Just get the 
       SWATBots into position! Don't let anyone get out of that 
Dingo: Gee Sleet, you got no sence of romance!

[Sonic and Ifyoucan find Manic, who's almost passed out]
Sonic: Manic! Are you alright?
Manic: water...
Sonic: Drink this Manic!
Manic: Mmm, that's the wettest water I've ever tasted! Thanks bro!
Sonic: Think you can ride your hover-board?
Manic: Does a SWATBot need oiling? 
       [tries to stand up but falls over] 
       Whoa, maybe not!
[A sand-whirlwind approaches]
Sonic: You'll have to try - we gotta haul haunch outta here!
Manic: Hey, don't you work for Robotnik?
Sonic: He's on our side - always has been! He let me out here to 
       save your sorry butt! Now unless you'd rather be 
       sand-blasted, let's haul!

Manic: What, no reception committee?
Ifyoucan: Amir? Jamal? Where are my people?
Sonic: I don't like the looks of this - something's wrong!

[Sonic finds Sonia and the rest of the tribe tied up]
Sonic: Sonia! What happened?
Sonia: It's a trap Sonic! Sleet and Dingo...
Sleet: Did someone call? Give up Sonic - I can't believe I bagged 
       you this time!
Sonic: No way Sleet, just watch my feet!
[Sonic cuts down a pole, which smashes down on top of Sleet 
 and Dingo, allowing the rest of the tribe to get away]
Dingo: Where'd they go?
Sleet: Aw, shut up!
Ifyoucan: This way, hurry!

[SWATBots storm the camp]
Sonic: Alright! Time to juice 'em and reduce 'em!
[The tribe help the hedgehogs get rid of the SWATBots]
Sonia: I guess Buttnik should've sand-proofed you! 
       [SWATBot blows up]
Manic: Take it easy fellas - can't we just talk this over? 
[SWATBots get eaten by the Kar-lak (who is now untied)]
Manic: Phew! That was close! [gets grabbed by tentacle] Hey! 
       Great - guess I'm the dessert!
[Bodyguards shoot the tentacle, allowing Manic to get away]
Sleet: See, I told you it was this way!
Dingo: Er... Sleet... [we see loads of tribe members with weapons] 
       Maybe we should have stayed in the tent!

Manic: [fixes engine] Thanks Jamal - that ought to do it!
Ifyoucan: Sonic, we want to thank you and your siblings for your 
          help! After yesterday, Robotnik should not trouble us 
          for quite a while!
Sonic: Hey, we couldn't have done it without you!
Ifyoucan: And I apologise for the way your brother was treated.
Manic: Hey, chill Ifyoucan, no harm done.
[Manic gives the bodyguards high-fives, but they don't understand]
Ifyoucan: No - I take responsibility. I no longer deserve to be 
          chief! I have deceived you! 
          [pulls hood down revealing robotosized parts]
          By the tribe's law, I will go now to wander the desert 
          as an outcast. You must elect a new chief. Sonic, as 
          newest member of the tribe, you must cast the first vote.
Sonic: I choose... Ifyoucan!
All: Ifyoucan! Ifyoucan! Ifyoucan! Ifyoucan!
Ifyoucan: But... my robot parts... they are...
Sonic: Hey, do you lead with your body or your mind? You're a great
       leader no matter what the package looks like!
Ifyoucan: YES!
All: Ifyoucan! Ifyoucan! Ifyoucan!

[We see Sleet riding Dingo, who is transforme
d into a 
 sand-buggy broken down]
Sleet: Dingo, you are completely useless! [morphs him back]
Dingo: Phew! Sure wish we could find some shade, don't you Sleet? 
       Er... Sleet?
Sleet: Shade... Hmm... Yes!
Dingo: Uh-oh! [morphs into parasol] Hey!
Sleet: Ah, much better!
Dingo: I'm gonna get a sunburn! Have you got any sunscreen Sleet?