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Tevin Interrupts the Film:

  • (Scene Opens to a House)
  • (Paramount Pictures presents)
  • Narrator: Now this might be the house of any person. But it happens to belong to a girl named Milly Aniston. And like usual girls, Milly met other friends and crossover characters. And together they had many adventures in an enchanted place called Rosemary-Land. But of all the adventures, this show of all time was Rosemary Hills, staring your hero, Milly Aniston.
  • Tevin: Milly Aniston? Wait just a minute. It seems to me, that most of these things are about the leader of Rosemary-Land.
  • Narrator: Well, then, Tevin, what should this movie be about?
  • Tevin: Well, I happen to know somebody who's extremely handsome. Not to mention mischievous, and adventurous.
  • Narrator: But the title already says "Rosemary Hills".
  • Tevin: Oh, that's easy to fix.
  • (Tevin Knocks the Book Down, Accidentally)
  • (Tevin Then Fixes the Title)
  • (Tevin Finishes Fixing the Title)
  • ("The Tevin Movie" Title Appears on the Book)
  • Tevin: There. Now, that's what I call a wonderful title. And speaking of wonderful things-- (Chuckles)
  • (Tevin Jumps in the Book)

"Wonderfully Leap":

  • (Tevin Does his Leaping)
  • Tevin: "You know you're in in the presence of greatness when you're doing a wonderfully leap. Animals bow down before him, birds flutter and cheap. Everyone all over Rosemary-Land lets you do something sleep. You know you're in the presence of greatness when you're doing a wonderfully leap."
  • (Tevin Accidentally Bumps into Milly)
  • Tevin: Hello, Milly. Sorry to bump into you, but it's my thing.
  • Milly: I know. You bumped into me plenty and plenty of times.
  • Tevin: Yeah. Fun, isn't it? Hey, you wanna go have fun with me? Having fun is what I do...
  • (SQUISH)
  • Tevin: ...best.
  • Milly: Yes, I'd love to go leap with you, Tevin,
  • (Tevin Gets his Foot Stuck in a Cookie Jar)
  • Milly: if it weren't for the fact that I have to count all these cookies to know that they're enough for the winter.
  • (Tevin Tries to Get the Jar Off his Foot)
  • Milly: Hold still, please!
  • (Milly Gets the Cookie Jar Off Tevin's Foot)
  • Milly: Brother.
  • Tevin: Yuck! What does Milly know about cookies anyway? Well, no time for goofing off. I have a lot of fun to do. Toodle-oo, Milly!
  • (Tevin Slams the Door)
  • (Milly Sighs with Exasperation)
  • (Melanie Shiver and Shake with Cold)
  • Melanie: Oh, man. I can't reach.
  • (Tevin Bumps into Melanie)
  • Tevin: Hey, there, Melanie! What do you say we go leaping together?
  • Leah: Leaping? Oh, no. I don't have firewood so it is enough for the winter.
  • Tevin: Boo-yah. But there's a lot of firewood. Look! It's everywhere.
  • (Tevin Throws a Wooden Chair in the Fireplace)
  • (Melanie Screams)
  • Tevin: There. See? Now we can have fun!
  • Melanie: But we would prefer that our firewood didn't have much chair in it?
  • Tevin: Oh. Well, y'all see ya later. Got a lotta fun to do.
  • (Katie is at her House, Watching Emmy and Max)
  • Tevin: Hello, Joey and Elaine's mother, ma'am.
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Well, hello to you, Tevin, dear.
  • (Tevin Giggles): She called me dear. Excuse me if I ask, but you don't want to leap around with me for a moment, do you?
  • (Joey and Elaine See Tevin, and Smile)
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: No, I think I have too much to do this morning, dear friend.
  • Tevin: Oh. Well, if you have to-- I'll see you later.
  • (Tevin Walks Away)
  • Elaine: Tevin! Tevin! Te-vin.
  • (Elaine Sighs with Disappointment)

Janis Removes a Rock:

  • (Butterflies Fly in the Sky)
  • (Tevin Sits on a Rock, Sadly)
  • Tevin: I wonder why no one wants to leap with me? Hmm. (He Thinks for a Moment) Oh, well. What am I talking about? There are many here that I haven't asked yet. Boo-yah!
  • (A Rock Falls Down)
  • (George and Mina Look Up, and See the Rock Falling Down)
  • George: Look out!
  • (The Rock Falls on the Statue)
  • Mina: Oh, brother.
  • Narrator: And so, the others all came around to see what they might do to help.
  • (Page Turns)
  • Narrator: But the end of Mina's statue was merely the beginning of a very unfortunate day.
  • Emmy: Wow! Look at the size of it.
  • (Janis Clears her Throat): Your attention, please. I have officially completed the plans.
  • (Milly and her Friends Look Shocked)
  • Milly: What plans?
  • Janis: The plans! Uh, for removing this big boulder and restoring to Mina her beautiful statue.
  • Mina: You don't have to bother on my account, Janis.
  • Janis: All we need is a little, uh, team effort.
  • (Scene Fades to Janis on the Rock)
  • Janis: Janis' Rock-Remover. Now, then, Milly, release the counter weight.
  • (Milly Pulls the Lever, and it Moves)
  • Janis: Emmy and Max, you start pressurizing the gravity instructor.
  • (Emmy and Max Give it Some Pressure)
  • Janis: Leo and Leah? Leo! Leah! Start pulling your own weight over there.
  • Leo: But we don't weigh anything.
  • Janis: Oh, brother. Now, now, a little more over there.
  • (Milly Keeps Turning the Lever)
  • (Emmy and Max Keep Turning, Too)
  • (Leo and Leah Try to Hold the Rope)
  • (Mina is Lowered Down)
  • (The Branch Starts to Snap, but Doesn't)
  • (Milly's Pants Falls Down, and her Underwear is Seen)
  • Milly: Oh, brother.
  • (Milly Lets Go of the Lever)
  • (Leo Screams as he's Pulled to the Lever, Spinning)
  • (Max is Spinning, Too)
  • (Mina Lets Go)
  • (Max Spins Out of Control, Flies in the Sky, and Lands in Emmy's Arms)
  • Milly: Oh, man.
  • (The Remover Starts to Fall a Bit)
  • Janis: Oh, uh, let's see now. Where are the--?
  • (Emmy Comes to Milly, and Pulls her Pants Up)
  • (Milly Buttons her Pants)
  • Emmy: I wish we could have another helping hand.
  • Janis: Yes. All we really need is--
  • (Tevin Jumps in Janis' Arms)
  • Joey and Elaine: Tevin!
  • Tevin: Hello, folks! Anybody up for a little jumping and leaping?
  • Janis: No! No! No leaping. Look! Just look at all this work we have to do.
  • Tevin: What? Moving that old thing? (Chuckles) No problem-o. All it takes is a little leap here.
  • Melanie: But leaping won't move the rock, Tevin.
  • Tevin: Quiet, kid. Not a word. Now, let me see... (Mumbling)
  • (Tevin Finds a Spot, Tests the Breeze, and Points at the Spot)
  • Tevin: Right... about... there!
  • Janis: Huh. Leaping will move this boulder. (Soft Chuckle) How amusing.
  • (Tevin Starts to Prepare the Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap)
  • (Elaine Looks Happy)
  • (Tevin Starts to Take the Mightiest Leap in the World, Going Past Janis)
  • (Tevin Hits the Tree, to Mina, Causing her to Spin, then to the Lever)
  • (Tevin Hits the Rock)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah!
  • (Janis Feels Like the Boulder Rolls Away)
  • (Milly and her Friends are Taken With)
  • (Milly and her Friends Screaming)
  • Janis: Help!
  • (Janis Gibbering)
  • (The Rock Falls in the Water with a Giant Splash)
  • (Elaine Falls in the Tree)
  • (Milly and her Friends Coughing)
  • Elaine: Awesome.
  • (John Coughing)
  • (George Rises Out of the Thornbush)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! Now that that's out of the way,
  • (Janis Coughing)
  • Tevin: who's in a little leap now?
  • (Tevin Slaps Janis, Causing her to Fall in the Water)
  • Janis: What is it with you and leaping? Just look at my rock-remover.
  • (The Rock Falls in the Water)
  • Janis: Everything's ruined, and the only thing you think about is... (Groans) leaping?
  • Tevin: But that's what I do most.
  • George: Exactly. Not like us.
  • (John Sighs): I'm afraid she's right, buddy.
  • Melanie: What we're trying to tell you is we really can't leap like you, Tevin, anyway, because--
  • Milly: We're not like you.
  • (Tevin Looks Sadly at Janis)
  • (Janis Angrily Harrumphs)
  • (Tevin Feels Hurt in the Heart)
  • (Tevin Then Walks Away Sadly)
  • (Joey and Elaine Look at Tevin Sadly)
  • (Tevin Keeps Walking)

"Someone Like Me":

  • (Tevin Sits on a Log)
  • (Tevin Sniffles)
  • Tevin: I don't need them anyway.
  • (Tevin Sees Squirrels in the Tree)
  • (The Squirrels Talk to Each Other)
  • (Tevin Feels Bad)
  • Tevin: "Mostly I'm happy and I'm bouncy, because I am the onliest one."
  • Humming Birds: "Hmm hmm hmm."
  • Tevin: "But now all at once I feel so lonely for someone like me."
  • Mice: "Someone like me."
  • Tevin: "Right now I'm sorta feelin' downcy. I'm just about the loneliest one."
  • Humming Birds: "Hmm hmm hmm hmm."
  • Tevin: "And deep in my heart, I'm sort of wishin' for someone like me."
  • Bats: "Someone like me."
  • Tevin: "Somebody with springs and things, who laughs and sings and jumps everyday. Somebody who's fun, fun, fun, who loves to trounce and pounce, and bounce the gloomies away." (Sobs) "How I dream there is another, a double or a triple of me."
  • Fish: "To keep him company."
  • Tevin: "But since I'm awake I feel so lonely, because I know it can't be."
  • Animals: "It never can be."
  • Tevin: "Bein' the I'm the one and onliest someone...like me. Someone like me."
  • Joey: Tevin? Uh, Tevin? Don't be sad, Tevin.
  • Elaine: Yeah. Why don't you go leaping? That'll make you feel better.
  • Tevin: No one to leap with, kids.
  • Elaine: How about another person like you, Tevin?
  • Tevin: Another person like me? Um-- N-No. Th-That's impossible. That's crazy. I'm the only person.
  • Joey: But don't they have other people? We've got our parents. Don't you also have a family somewhere?
  • Tevin: Well, that's not possi-- Huh? Hmm. My own family you say? Can you imagine such a thing? Why, there'd be more people like me than you can shake at. And we'd all be leaping! Leaping morning to night! Boo-yah!
  • Elaine: But we could still leap with you. Right, Tevin?
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! My very own family!

Miranda has a Tea Party:

  • (At Miranda's House)
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): Oh, you wish to find your family, eh? (On-Screen) A most gratifying request indeed. Here you go. Have some cream and sugar.
  • (Miranda Sips her Cup of Tea)
  • Miranda: The search for Familius Genus Tiggeris. That is Latin, I believe. Or is it Greek? Speaking of family, why, my very own family portraits hang right over there, a collection I've gathered throughout the years. Notice the interesting twists and turns of its many branches stretching out across the ages.
  • (Tevin Takes a Drink of the Tea, but Spits it Out)
  • (Elaine Does the Same Thing)
  • (Tevin Looks Funny, but Looks at the Sugar Cubs)
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): It all comes from having strong roots, you know, and plenty of time to grow. In fact, I do believe that the very seed of my family began to germinate as far back as the 14th century when a great-great-great-grand Uncle Torbett of mine went out on a limb and proclaimed his blossoming love to a blooming young maid.
  • (Tevin Puts Some Sugar Cubes in his Cup, but One Falls Out)
  • (Tevin Goes Over to Get it, and Joey Looks at Him)
  • (Tevin Tries to Get the Cube, but Loses his Grip)
  • (The Globe Rolls to a Portrait)
  • (Joey Gasps)
  • Miranda: Never a bough did break in that--
  • (Tevin Catches the Pictures, but they All Fall Down)
  • (Miranda Gasps)
  • (Joey Coughing)
  • Miranda: Oh, my, young man. Are you okay? Have some more tea.
  • (Joey Looks at Tevin)
  • (Tevin Tries to Fix the Pictures)
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): Anyway, if I may go out on a limb here, I would first and foremost suggest for Tevin that to find one's family, one must first look up (On-Screen) one's family tree.
  • (Tevin Looks at the Pictures)
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): It does bring to mind a distant nephew of mine. A handsome fellow who became a sailor and fell in with a member of the feline--
  • (African Americans Like Tevin Appear in the Pictures)
  • Tevin: My family tree. My family tree! Why didn't I think of that? So long, Miranda! Thanks for the tip! Boo-yah!
  • Joey and Elaine: Boo-yah!
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Leave)
  • Miranda: Oh, my goodness. Was it something I said?

The Search for Family Begins:

  • Narrator: And so began the search for Tevin's great family tree. He searched high, he searched low. He searched near, and he searched far.
  • (Camera Pans to the Log Up High)
  • Tevin: Yoo-hoo! Family! Hello!
  • (Elaine Pants)
  • Elaine: Tevin, how are you gonna know which tree is your family tree?
  • Tevin: Why, it's obvious, Elaine. My family tree has got to be the biggest, hugest and most gigantic tree in Rosemary-Land on account of all the enormous, numerical, numerous numbers of African American family members that'll be on it. And besides, and furthermore, it'll be all dark skin, just like yours truly. The only question is, where could my family tree be?
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Keep Searching)
  • Janis: There. Good as new. Or as good as it was before, if I'm not mistaken.
  • (The Statue Stands Still)
  • Mina: Could be a little drafty.
  • (Janis Smiles)
  • George: Might leak a little.
  • (Emmy and Max Look Confused)
  • Mina: Sorta up sided.
  • (Milly and John Look Down)
  • George: Kinda cramped.
  • (Olivia and Penny Shrug)
  • Mina: Otherwise, a golden statue.
  • (Tevin Appears Next to the Statue, and the Statue Doesn't Break)
  • Tevin: Hey, George!
  • Joey and Elaine: Hey, Mina!
  • Milly and her Friends: Tevin!
  • Janis: Tevin?
  • George: Back to his old leapy self, I guess.
  • Tevin: Is this maybe an African American family tree up there?
  • Milly: Are you asking us to leap with you? 'Cause, you know, we would be glad if--
  • Tevin: Hello! African American family! Hello!
  • (Tevin Paces Around)
  • Tevin: What do I know? Hello!
  • Joey and Elaine: Hello!
  • Tevin: African Americans!
  • Joey and Elaine: African Americans!
  • Tevin: Come out, come out, wherever you are!
  • (Milly and her Friends Look Stunned)
  • John: Milly, I didn't know Tevin had a family.
  • Milly: Yes. Only it seems that he's lost them.
  • Mina: Looks like to be looking for them.
  • Emmy: Isn't that what we're supposed to be doing, too?
  • Milly: Hmm. Why, I think it must be, Emmy. I quite often forget this kind of thing.
  • (Milly and her Friends Set Off to Find Tevin's Family)
  • Milly: Aren't you coming, Janis?
  • Janis: Huh? To look for Tevin's family? Huh. As if one wasn't bad enough! No, no! No! I have too many winter preparations to make. And if all of you had any sense, you'd be doing the same. Hmm.
  • (The Statue Starts to Tip Over, and Janis Panics)
  • Milly: Come on.
  • (Milly and her Friends Look for Tevin's Family, Leaving Janis Behind)

"The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap":

  • Tevin: Hello!
  • Joey: Hello!
  • Tevin: African Americans!
  • Elaine: African Americans!
  • Tevin: Come out, come out wherever you are!
  • Elaine (Off-Screen): Hello!
  • Tevin: Just where are those African Americans anyway? We looked everywhere, not to mention right over there, and not a single black person in sight.
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Go to Tevin's House)
  • Tevin: Maybe I've been going 'bout this the whole way. Or maybe what I need to do is find a kind of clue as to all of their whereabouts.
  • Joey: What kind of clue?
  • Tevin: In here. Like a locket or something.
  • (Joey and Elaine Look in the Drawer)
  • Tevin: Maybe this belonged to my uncle! Whatever. And just think, if there are other African Americans like me, we could all do the Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap! That's the best thing I do all the time.
  • Elaine: The Leaper-Deeper-- what kind of leap?
  • Tevin: Oh, you know, that thing I did when I pushed that big rock. It's the best thing I leap, only the bestest leap can leap.
  • Elaine: Only the bestest leapers ever can leap it.
  • Tevin: Could my aunt make this for me?
  • Elaine: We could leap it.
  • Tevin: It seems she made a pair.
  • (Tevin Keeps Looking)
  • Joey: Excuse me. If you could teach us, the Loopy-Super-Duper-Leap, then we--
  • Tevin: Teach you the L-D-L-D-L-A-J-L?!? (Sputters Gibberish) What?!? That's ridiculous. Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-That's a very powerful leap! And it's only for one of the professional leapers.
  • Elaine: But we're very good leapers.
  • (Tevin Chuckles): No offense, Joey, but I think you and Elaine are a bit on the small side, and lack of the particular.
  • Joey: We could do the Looper-Duper-- Oh, uh, Whoop-de-Duper-- if you teach us.
  • Tevin: Oh, y'all can't leap the leap if you can't even pronounce the leap. (Clears Throat) Repeat after me. "The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap. The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap. It's got the zip that make you flip, and that's what's going deep, in the Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap." Now, half this bounce is ninety percent mental. If ya calculate the specific Tiggerjectory of year, Stripecelleration Diviferous by the Square Boot of yer Rebounce, yer Vertical Situituation Indicator and yer Striperconic Springertia should Rica-tic-chet yer Hydraulific Fu-silly-age into an Accelerometric De-orbit! Any questions?
  • Joey: When do I get to learn the Whooping Looper Whooper-- I mean the Looper Dooper Whooper--
  • Tevin: "The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap. The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap. The more you try, the more you fly, and that's what's going deep, in the Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap." Now you swing your legs up high and you twist yer feet in tight! Wind up all yer springs and with your eyes looked straight ahead, you let it all loose.
  • (Joey Looks Tangled)
  • Joey: Umm, is this right?
  • Tevin: "It's best when done by tiggers, 'cause our tiggerific figures are filled with vims and vigors, and that's the thing that triggers. The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap. The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap."
  • Elaine: "The more you try, the more you fly, and that's what's going deep."
  • Tevin: Right! "It activates and elevates, accelerates and more! You're bouncing off the ceiling like you never did before! The Leaper-Deeper--"
  • Joey: "Leaper-Deeper--"
  • Tevin: "Loop-de-Looper--"
  • Elaine: "Loop-de-Looper--"
  • Tevin, Joey, and Elaine: "Ally-Jumpy-Leap!"
  • (Tevin Does the Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap)
  • (Joey and Elaine Watch Him Do the Trick)
  • (Tevin Comes Back in, and Shows Them How Done it is)
  • Elaine: Awesome! Now us! Now us!
  • Tevin: Tsk, tsk, tsk. Wait a second. (Giggles) We haven't gone over the safety rules yet. Rule #1: Always leap well in an area. Rule #2: Never leap there in open flame. Rule #3: Never put a tree--
  • Joey: First you--
  • Elaine: And then you--
  • Joey: And then you let all loose with a--
  • (Joey and Elaine Get Too Carried Away with the Leap)
  • (Joey and Elaine Trip on a Ball, and Get Swung into a Closet)
  • (Joey and Elaine Scream)
  • (Tevin Hears a Crash in the Closet)
  • (The Junk Falls Out of the Closet)
  • (Elaine is Dizzy and Has a Locket on her Head)
  • Tevin: I think you let it a little too loose.
  • Elaine (Dizzily): Maybe another lesson?
  • (Elaine Falls)
  • Elaine: We could-- What's with this doohickey?
  • Tevin: That's not a doohickey. It's a locket that's been in my family generations, and I never knew I had a lock-- (Gasps) This must be the same locket I was looking for! And it must have a family picture inside it!
  • Joey: Awesome!
  • Tevin: I can hardly wait! I can't wait to see my mother's eyes, and see my father's nose, and one of my sister's chin, of course.
  • (Tevin Tries to Open the Locket with a Sword)
  • Tevin: My grandpa's skin!
  • (The Locket Opens, But Nothing's in it)
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Look)
  • Joey: It's kinda-- sorta--
  • Tevin: Empty. Completely empty. How am I gonna find my family now?
  • (Tevin Sits on a Stool)
  • (Elaine Looks Sad for Tevin)
  • Elaine: Maybe there's another way we can see 'em.
  • Tevin: Another way, hmm?
  • (Elaine Looks at an Envelope)
  • Elaine: A letter! Why don't you write 'em a letter?
  • Tevin: Boo-yah!

An Important Discovery is Made/George and Mina Find Some Strange Animals::

  • Milly: Hello?
  • Emmy: Yoo-hoo!
  • Max: Hello?
  • Milly: African Americans?
  • Melanie: African Americans?
  • Milly: African American Family Tree?
  • Emmy: Hello?
  • (A Caterpillar is on Emmy's Nose)
  • Emmy: How will we know an African American family member when we see one?
  • Milly: I suspect that he or she will be very, very full of leaps, Emmy.
  • George: We found 'em!
  • Mina: We found 'em! African Americans!
  • Milly: Excellent! Where, Mina?
  • (George and Mina Lead Milly and her Friends to a Tree in a Jungle)
  • George: Here they are, leaping like anything, leaps and all.
  • (A Lemur Leaps in Mina's Arms)
  • Mina: No need to thank us.
  • John: Do these particular African Americans look strange to you, Emmy?
  • Emmy: No, rather cute.
  • Milly: I guess you can never tell with African Americans.
  • (Milly Walks to a Lemur)
  • Milly: Excuse me, Mr. or Mrs. African American. But could you maybe accompany me back to Tevin's house? He misses you very much, and he--
  • (The Lemur Leaps Away)
  • Milly: Oh, brother.
  • Melanie: Uh, h-hello, African American family member. I-I-I-I was wondering, that is, i-i-if you're not too busy--
  • (The Lemur Leaps Away, Causing Melanie to Fall on the Ground)
  • Melanie: Oh, brother.
  • (George Starts to Sink)
  • George: Sinking? Figures.
  • John: If we could just have a moment--
  • Max: P-P-Please come back!
  • (Max Chases a Lemur)
  • Milly: We really need your help. It would just take a moment. Oh, brother.
  • Emmy: Nice African American.
  • (Lemurs Keep Leaping Away)
  • Emmy: I don't remember African Americans quite this slippery, do you, Milly?
  • Milly: Now that you mention it, I don't remember an African American making a kind of sound ever. Uh, Emmy?
  • Emmy: Yes, Milly?
  • (Lemur Calls)
  • Milly: I don't think these are the right kinds of African Americans, but they live in Madagascar.
  • George: Not that anybody will miss me.

Tevin Writes a Letter:

  • (Elaine Gives Tevin Some Paper)
  • Tevin: Okay, let me see here. "Dear African Americans, greetings and salutations. Please drop by any time you like."
  • (Joey and Elaine Jump Up to See)
  • Tevin: "On account of, mi casa es su casa. Or visa-versa. Love, Tevin." There. That oughta do it.
  • (Tevin Puts the Letter in the Mailbox)
  • (The Letter Gets Sent Away in the Air, to Be Sent)
  • (Joey and Elaine Smile with Happiness)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! Now there's nothing left to do, but wait.

"Cub-a-By":

  • George: Hello?
  • Milly: Hello?
  • Emmy: Yoo-hoo! Hello? African Americans family?
  • Mina (Off-Screen): Anybody out there?
  • (Milly Hears Lions Roaring, and Running)
  • Milly: Why, if I'm not mistaken, this particular family tree is a lion kind of family tree. And where they have lions, they have meat. Uh, Melanie, I think there might be some moving in this tree.
  • Melanie: Do you think there are African Americans up there, Milly?
  • Milly: I guess there's only one way to find out, Melanie.
  • (Melanie Climbs Up the Tree, and Looks at the Lions)
  • (The Lions are Sleeping in the Plains)
  • Milly: Just as I suspected.
  • (A Lion Wakes Up, and Sees Milly's Hand Reaching Out)
  • (The Lion Looks Firmly at Milly's Hand)
  • (The Lion Scratches Milly's Hand)
  • Milly: Ow!
  • (Milly Slides Down)
  • Milly: Crud. If only these lions were a little less busy.
  • (The Lions Go Back to Sleep)
  • Milly: Maybe if I sang a sweet baby song like such. Hmm. "Go to sleep, shh, quiet, you're a lion." No. "Lullaby, do-do-doo." No. "Cub-a-by, cub-a-by. Hungry lions plain to fly. Rest your paws 'til the morning light. Cub-a-by, cub-a-by. Hungry lions plain to fly. Your meat is safe tonight. Just dream to the tune I am singing. Time to stop all that roaring and stinging." Ouch. Cub-a-by, cub-a-by. Hungry lions plain to fly. All I want is a smackerel or two. Don't sleep lightly, sleep very tightly. Happy slumbers to you." Shh.
  • (Milly Eats Some Meat While the Lions are Sleeping)
  • Melanie: Milly's been going to the plains for an awful long time, don't you think?
  • Mina: More likely she's munching. Been known to happen.
  • Melanie: Oh, goodness. Then, I better go see if she's all right.
  • Emmy: You go for it, Melanie.
  • Max: Yeah, you're the daydreamer.
  • (Melanie Walks to the Plains)
  • (Milly Still Eats the Meat)
  • Melanie: Uh, Milly, are you munching?
  • (Melanie Tips Milly Over, and the Lions Wake Up)
  • Milly: Oh, brother.
  • Melanie: Uh, Milly?
  • (Milly Grabs Melanie and Runs)
  • (The Lions Run After Them)
  • Milly: Melanie!
  • Melanie: Yes, Milly girl?
  • Milly: I have come to the conclusion that these lions are definitely not the right kind of African Americans!
  • George: Doesn't look good.
  • (Milly and Melanie Run Into John, George, Mina, Emmy, and Max)
  • (The Male Lion Let Out a Roar, as the Lions Charges)
  • Emmy: Oh, lions! Run!
  • (The Lions Chase After Milly and her Friends)

Winter, and Sadness:

  • (Scene Fades to the Leaves Changing Colors, and the Leaf Falls)
  • (Then Snowflakes Begin to Fall)
  • Narrator: At last, the day had come to an end as days often will. And what began a very exciting idea changed to a rather discouraging one.
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine are Laying in the Snow, All Sad)
  • Elaine: Tevin, we gotta go home now.
  • Joey: Yeah, Mom will be very worried about us.
  • (Tevin Stands Still Sad)
  • Elaine (Off-Screen): Tevin?
  • Tevin: Who am I kidding anyway? They're not coming, and I might as well face it. They haven't any other African Americans. I guess this empty little thing's gonna stay like that forever.
  • Joey: But you said that the wonderful thing about African Americans is being the only one.
  • Tevin: Right you are, Joey boy. Or the most wonderful thing about African Americans is I'm the very only last lonely single solitary one.
  • (Tevin Climbs up to his House)
  • (Joey and Elaine Feel Bad for Tevin)
  • (Scene Cuts to Joey and Elaine's House)
  • Joey (Off-Screen): First I-- (Grunts) Then just a little-- (Grunts) And then I-- (Grunts) (On-Screen) --like this, and then a little twist like such--
  • (Joey Falls)
  • Elaine (Off-Screen): Try it again, Joe.
  • Joey: And then I let it all loose with a Boo--
  • (Joey Falls in the Trunk, and Pops Out on the Desk)
  • (Joey Tries Again)
  • (Joey Screams, and Flies to his Mother in her Arms)
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: What in Grimm's name are you doing, Joey boy?
  • Joey: Me and Elaine are practicing the Leapy-Leapy-Leap. That is, maybe, if we do it really good for Tevin, he won't miss having a family so much.
  • Elaine: But we can't leap in here.
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Well, I'm sure you two will be able to do it in time, dear.
  • Joey: But Joey seems awfully lonely, wouldn't you say, Mom?
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: I guess he might be. Every now and then.
  • Elaine: Mom?
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Yes, Elaine?
  • Elaine: I wish Joey and I had a big brother like Tevin.
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Now why do you wish that when you have an African American like Tevin?
  • Elaine: 'Cause then we'd be little brother and sister to him.
  • Joey: And he'll be just like one of our family. Won't that be great?
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: But, kids, Tevin is one of our family. And as long as we care for him, we always will be.
  • (Joey and Elaine Hug Their Mom, and they All Blow the Candle Out)
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Sweet dreams, dears.
  • (Joey and Elaine's Mother Closes the Door)
  • (Joey and Elaine Can't Sleep)
  • (Joey Takes the Picture Down the Wall, and Looks at it)
  • Joey: I just wish we could do something to make him feel better.

Everyone Writes a Letter:

  • Miranda: I say, young man, if you suggest that a letter will bring cheer to our friend Tevin, then we will, by all means, write one. Uh, (Clears Throat) now, what kind of letter should this all be?
  • Elaine: It's by us, from them, to him.
  • John: By which from what to whom?
  • Elaine: From Tevin's family to Tevin.
  • Miranda: Ah, yes. (Clears Throat) "Dear Tevin, just a note to say--" Uh, just a note to say-- What should it say?
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Well, uh, I guess it might say, dress warmly?
  • Miranda: Oh, I see. Excellent advice.
  • Milly: Oh, Miranda? Maybe, eat well?
  • Miranda: Good point, Milly.
  • Melanie: Stay safe and sound?
  • Milly: A very good idea, Melanie.
  • (Milly Pats Melanie's Head)
  • Mina: Keep smiling.
  • Joey: We're always there for you.
  • Miranda: "Wishing you all the best. Signed, your family." There.
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Won't Tevin be pleased?
  • Milly: Excellent.
  • John: Awesome.
  • Mina: Nice idea.
  • Miranda: Good job, everybody.
  • (Scene Fades to Snow Outside Miranda's House)
  • Narrator: And so, the next morning--

"Round My Family Tree":

  • (The Morning Shines Out)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! Yeah! (Laughing Excitedly) Hello, everybody! Milly! John!
  • (Milly and John Wake Up)
  • Tevin: Emmy! Max! Melanie!
  • (Emmy, Max, and Melanie Wake up)
  • Tevin: Joey! Joey! Elaine! Elaine! I got the letter! George! Mina! Look at what I got! A letter for me!
  • Mina: Oh, goody.
  • Tevin: T-E-V-I-N spells Tevin!
  • Emmy: Gosh, I wonder who it might be from?
  • (Tevin Picks up Emmy)
  • Tevin: From my own family! I knew I had one.
  • (Tevin Drops Emmy in Milly's Arms)
  • Tevin: I got a great big gamily. Full of uncles and aunts, and grandparents, and second cousins! They're all African Americans just like me, too! Just imagine. Hundreds of African Americans, all leaping around up there in our huge, gigantic family tree.
  • (Lights Go Out)
  • Tevin: "There's momsey Africans and popsey Africans, and Africans I never knew, like sister Africans and brother Africans, and cousin Africans too. There's grandma people, and grandpa people as you can plainly see. When we're all together, it's a jumping jamboree. Round, round my family tree, I look like them and they look like me. Round, round my family tree, we're a happy family. There's huge slews of nephew Africans, uncle tiggers by the ton. There's whippersnappin' great-great-grandpappy Africans, and grandma Africans are fun. There's skinny-little, tiny-little, thin, little people, roly-poly people too, but we're all relations, and we're quite a mighty crew. Round, round my family tree, I look like them and they look like me. Round, round my family tree, we're a happy family. Round my family tree, we're a happy family. The firstest most roots of my family tree reach way back in history to the braverest, fiercerest, noblerest people you'd ever care to see. The heroicus deeple of my ancestor people have always been hailed and cheered, and the scuplturous grace of our tiggerous faces is why we're all revered. There were warrior people, explorier people, and tiggers of worldly acclaim. There were glorious, fantasmagorious people with prizes and fortunes and fame. There's the glamorous branch and the amorous branch of our fabulous family tree, and when we sing together, we're in perfect harmony! Round an' round my family tree, I look like them and they look like me. Round an' round my family tree, we're a happy family!" (Giggles) "There's momsey Africans and popsey Africans, and tiggers I never knew, like uncle Africans and nephew Africans, and grandma tiggers too. And when we people all get together, we really have a ball! The bounciest, trounciest, flounciest, pounciest most tiggerificest family reunion of all!" Everybody leap! You know how to do it! Boo-yah!
  • (Fireworks Popping)
  • (Milly and her Friends Look Happy)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! And-- I'm especially excited on this part-- they miss me something terrible. And they're coming to see me tomorrow! Boo-yah!
  • Elaine: T-Tomorrow?
  • (Joey and Elaine's Mother Gasps)
  • (Miranda Looks Shocked)
  • (Melanie Looks Shocked)
  • Mina: Uh-oh.
  • Milly: Oh, Tevin, I can't wait to meet 'em.
  • Miranda: Now, where did that say exactly?
  • Tevin: Exactly nowhere, by any chance. Because with us African Americans, you gotta read between the lines. (Laughs) I'm gonna see my whole family. Know why? Because my family is coming to see li'l ol' you-know-who. Boo-yah! "But the most things about thing about people like me is I'm not the only one. I'm not the only one."

Tevin Makes Many Preparations:

  • (Scene Fades to Tevin's House)
  • Narrator: Now, Tevin was so enormously excited, that his friends couldn't help but feel, well, a bit concerned.
  • Joey and Elaine: Tevin?
  • (Joey Hears Sawing)
  • Joey: Tevin?
  • (Joey Sees Tevin Up There, Sawing)
  • Elaine (Off-Screen): Tevin?
  • (The Wood Tevin was Standing on, Breaks, but Tevin Moves Away from it)
  • Tevin: Oh, hi, kids!
  • Elaine: What are you doing, Tevin?
  • Tevin: I'm a-buildin' a family room on my house, so my family will have plenty of room. Boo-yah.
  • (Tevin Sticks the Wood with Gum)
  • Tevin: They's gonna live somewhere right after the big family reunion party. (Chuckles)
  • Elaine: Party:
  • Tevin: Why, sure! Boy, it's gonna be great! It's all right in my letter.
  • (Tevin Rolls the Rug Down the Floor)
  • Tevin: Speaking of which, y'all wanna hear me read it once or twice again?
  • Joey: Uh, Tevin?
  • Tevin: "Dear Tevin--" They called me "dear". It's embarrassing, isn't it? That's the way we I go oodles and oodles of affection.
  • Joey: Yeah, but--
  • Tevin: "Dear Tevin." You hear that? Us African Americans call us African Americans by their first names. "Dress warmly." They're worried sick about me. "Eat well. Keep smilin'. Stay safe and sound." And here's the best part ever. "We're always there for ya." (Gasps) Isn't this the all-time greatest?
  • Joey: Yeah. The greatest.
  • (Joey and Elaine Feel Sad)
  • (Milly's Cookie Jar Looks Empty)
  • Elaine: We were gonna tell him, but we couldn't.
  • Joey: Milly, do you think you and John could?
  • Milly: Why, sure, Joey.
  • John: Could what?
  • Elaine: Tell him about the letter?
  • Milly: Why, sure.
  • (Tevin's House Looks All Decorated)
  • (Tevin Puts the Cake on the Table)
  • (Knock at Door)
  • Tevin: Huh? Could it be them already? Ooh. African Americans are usually late.
  • (Tevin Fixes his Hair)
  • Tevin: Welcome, my dear brothers, to the house of Tevin.
  • (Milly Bumps in, and Tevin Sees her Belly Button)
  • Tevin: Oh. Hi, Milly. Hi, John. You're just in time to help me finish up with the decorations.
  • (Tevin Gives Milly the Streamers)
  • Tevin: Hold these there while I put those there.
  • Milly: Tevin, there's a very important matter that we must discuss.
  • Tevin: You're right, Milly. I could use another balloon or two dozen.
  • (Tevin Gives John the Balloons)
  • (John Starts Floating Up in the Air)
  • John: Uh, Tevin?
  • Tevin: Hmm. Something's not right here.
  • (Tevin Finds Another Candle to Put on the Cake)
  • Tevin: Much better. Now, what'd you and Milly wanna talk about, John? John?
  • John: Maybe we'll need a bit of help.
  • (Scene Fades to Milly's Friends Helping Tevin Out)
  • Narrator: Tevin was so very excited, and had so very many things to do, he heard very little of what anyone else was saying.
  • (Tevin Puts a Lanturn on Miranda's Nose)
  • Emmy: I-I-I-I-I--
  • Narrator: But as it so happened, none of his friends had the heart to tell Tevin very much of anything, anyway.
  • Mina: Not like he won't find out for himself sooner or later.
  • (Joey Peeks Through the Window)
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother (Off-Screen): The poor dear. He'll be so disappointed.
  • Emmy (Off-Screen): Oh, man.
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): Indeed. What did we do?
  • Milly: Or maybe his family will come, and all will be fine.
  • (Joey Gasps): That's it!

"How to Be Our Tevin":

  • (Cut to Miranda's House)
  • Miranda: There! A veritable work of art.
  • (Mina is Dressed Like a Rapper)
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Ah. And just how is this going to cheer up Tevin?
  • Elaine: Uh, well, the clothes look all right. But what we need to do is act real African American like.
  • Joey: She's right. We gotta do more leaping, and say African American stuff.
  • Miranda: And say "Boo-yah." Huh?
  • Max: "How y'all doin'?"
  • Joey: Well, that's kinda like Tevin, but-- "How to be our Tevin? How to be our Tevin? How to be our Tevin is up to you."
  • Miranda: "Ah, you've got to look like our Tevin!"
  • Emmy: "And sound like our Tevin?"
  • George: "And act like our Tevin too."
  • Miranda: "If we paint brown skin near our underwear, and spray paint black hair too, we're bound to appear far more as people do." Unquestionably.
  • Melanie: "Maybe we could all do rapping songs, and shout "Boo-yah', too. We all might sound a lot more people-ish too." Don't you think?
  • Milly and her Friends: "And that is how to be our Tevin. How to be our Tevin. How to be our Tevin is up to you. You've got to look like our Tevin, and sound like our Tevin, and act like our Tevin too."
  • Mina: "If we break things up and knock things down, and leave the place a mess that's the thing that Tevin does the best." I ought to know.
  • Milly: "And if I don't eat cookies from the cookie jar, ol' Tevin will plainly see, I must be another person because I couldn't possibly be me."
  • Milly and her Friends: "And that is how to be our Tevin. How to be our Tevin. How to be our Tevin is up to you. You've got to look like our Tevin, and sound like our Tevin, and act like our Tevin--"
  • (Janis Bursts in the House)
  • Milly: Um, also.
  • Janis: Oh, thank goodness I found you all here. There's a terrible storm heading towards--
  • (Janis Sees Milly and her Friends Dressing Up, Shocked)
  • Janis: What do you think you're doing? Brown paint? Clothes? Are you out of your minds? You should be covering the windows, counting your supplies, gathering firewood! Winter is here, and you're not even ready. What are you doing wasting your time with--? What am I doing wasting my time? I have serious work to do! Well, at least I didn't lose sight of what really matters.
  • (Janis Slams the Door)
  • (Melanie Chuckles Nervously): Well, I really haven't had enough time to gather any firewood.
  • Milly: We are down to this last lonely cookie jar, John.
  • (Miranda Chuckles Sadly): Well, come to think of it, we don't exactly look or act at all like African Americans.
  • Mina: Thought we were pretty convincing.
  • Elaine: Wait! Wait! You gotta stay! You have to stay! Imagine how sad Tevin's gonna feel.
  • Milly: But we don't really know how to be our Tevin.
  • Elaine: Sure we do, don't we, Joey?
  • Joey: Sure. Uh-- "If we could all be happy,"
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Full of friendliness and cheer,"
  • Joey and Elaine: "He'll surely see we are his family!"
  • Miranda: "Ah, we're filled with joy and laughter."
  • Milly: "And the happiness he starts."
  • Mina: "And feel it from the bottom of our hearts."
  • Milly and her Friends: "And that is how to be our Tevin. How to be our Tevin. How to be our Tevin is up to you. You've got to be like our Tevin, full of glee like our Tevin with a happy--"
  • George: "Boo-yah, too--"
  • Elaine: "How to be our Tevin."
  • Miranda: "How to be our Tevin."
  • Mina: "How to be our Tevin is up to you."
  • Milly: "You've gotta be like our Tevin."
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: "Full of glee like our Tevin,"
  • Milly and her Friends: "With a happy Boo-yah, too!"
  • (Mina Faints)

Tevin Has a Family Reunion:

  • (Meanwhile at Tevin's House)
  • (The Candle Wax Drips to the Cake)
  • Tevin: I wonder where they could be? What if they had the wrong directions? What if they strayed off the beaten path? What if they're out there hopelessly lost, clutched in the cruel grasp of winter? Hold on, African Americans! I'm coming to get ya!
  • (Tevin Opens the Door, and Sees Milly and her Friends Dressed Like African Americans)
  • Milly and her Friends: Surprise!
  • (Tevin Gasps): Is it-- Is it-- Is it really you? My very own one and only family?
  • (Milly and her Friends Agree)
  • Tevin: Come in, come in, come in. There's a lot of catching up to do. We've never seen each other since-- uh, we've never seen each other! (Laughing Nervously)
  • (Milly and her Friends Look at Tevin)
  • (Tevin Sighs)
  • Joey: Uh, gee, it's nice to have all us African Americans getting together like this. Isn't it?
  • (Milly and her Friends Agree)
  • Tevin: Where's-- Where on Earth are my manners? Uh, re-refreshing-- refreshments coming right up. Help yourselves.
  • (Tevin Gives a Drink to Joey and Elaine's Mother)
  • Tevin: Don't be shy.
  • (Tevin Runs Past Emmy, and Emmy Gets a Drink of Lemonade Spilled on her Shirt)
  • Tevin: Take two, you're 6.
  • (Tevin Walks to Milly)
  • Tevin: Here, have another. Ooh, a lot of vitamins and minerals.
  • (Milly Takes a Drink)
  • Milly: Delicious.
  • Melanie: Wow, what a nice home you've got.
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Yes, and what lovely decorations. So brown, and rappish.
  • Mina: Nice weather.
  • (Tevin Blows the Noisemaker)
  • Tevin: Party flavor?
  • (Mina Blows the Noisemaker)
  • Tevin: Now this party's really startin' to warm up. Boo-yah! So, whatcha been up to, cousin?
  • (Max Falls Out of his Costume, Revealing Himself)
  • Max: Well, I-I-I-I've been--
  • (Joey Gasps)
  • Joey: Leaping! Leaping, leaping. Morning to noon and night.
  • Tevin: Why, that's what I was doin', too!
  • (Max's Costume Falls on Max, Making him an African American Again)
  • Tevin: Must run in the family. Hey, who's up for some TV shows? You look like the kind of guy for fun loving show types.
  • (George Blows the Noisemaker)
  • Tevin: I got a good TV show we can watch. How about Johnny Br-- Uh.
  • (Milly and her Friends Gasp)
  • (Tevin Giggles): It seems you've already been watching it.
  • (Milly and her Friends Sigh with Relief)
  • Tevin: I know. Let's all do what African Americans do best! That would be rap music of course.
  • (Milly and her Friends Agree)
  • Tevin: Let the leaping begin!
  • (Tevin Throws a Record to the Record Player)
  • ("Stayin Alive" by N Trance Plays)
  • (Tevin Starts Leaping)
  • (Milly and her Friends Leaping and Dancing)
  • George: Let's dance, Mina!
  • Mina: You said it, Georgy!
  • (Miranda Dances to Rap Music)
  • (Emmy Jumps on the Chair)
  • Emmy: I definitely enjoy leaping!
  • (Tevin and Elaine Jump on the Table)
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Don't jump to high now, Elaine. Uh, Tevin? Tevin dear?
  • (Tevin Dances with Milly)
  • Milly: You sure have a wonderful family, Tevin.
  • Joey: Wait a minute. We gotta do the Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap.
  • Tevin: What an awesome idea! Boo-yah! Ladies first.
  • Elaine: You gotta swing your legs up high.
  • Joey: And you twist your feet in tight.
  • Elaine: You wind up all your springs.
  • Joey: And with your eyes fixed them straight ahead, you let it all loose with a--
  • Joey and Elaine: Boo-yah!
  • (Joey and Elaine Get Too Carried Away with the Leap)
  • (Milly and her Friends Watch)
  • (Tevin Dodges)
  • (Joey and Elaine Crash in the Closet)
  • (Tevin Comes to Check if They're All Right, but Notices a Mask)
  • (Tevin Pulls Off Joey's Mask)
  • Tevin: Joey? What are you doing impersonating an African American?
  • (Tevin Comes Around and Sees Everybody's Mask)
  • Tevin: Emmy? Max? Melanie? Joey and Elaine's mom? Miranda? George? Mina?
  • Mina: Boo-yah.
  • (Tevin is Shocked)
  • Milly: We were only trying to help, Tevin.
  • Tevin: Oh. Oh. Now I see. It was all a big joke.
  • (Milly and her Friends Feel Bad for Tevin)
  • Tevin: Well, that's okay. Because somewhere out there, there's an African American family tree full of my real African American family! I got a letter to prove it!
  • (Tevin Looks at the Locket)
  • Tevin: And I'm gonna find 'em. So, goodbye forever!
  • (Tevin Slams the Door)
  • (Milly and her Friends Feel Bad for Tevin)
  • (Tevin Walks Out in the Cold)
  • (Joey and Elaine Wipe the Wind and See Tevin)
  • (Tevin Looks at the Letter, then Looks at his House)
  • (Tevin, Still Hurt in the Heart, Walks Away)
  • (Milly and her Friends Wipe the Windows to See)
  • (Elaine's Eyes Drip with Tears)
  • (Tevin Walks Away Sadly)

The Search for Tevin:

  • Milly (Off-Screen): Poor Tevin. All alone in the cold.
  • John: He must be very sad, and maybe lost.
  • Milly: And probably even a little... hungry.
  • (Milly Looks at the Cookie Cabinet)
  • Milly (Off-Screen): Brother.
  • (Knock at Door)
  • (Milly Goes to Answer the Door)
  • Elaine: Milly, John, you gotta help us find Tevin. It's all our fault. He never would've left if it weren't because of us. We didn't mean to make him feel bad. (Sobbing) We just-- We just wanted him t-to be our big brother.
  • Milly: Ohh.
  • (Milly Rubs Elaine's Head)
  • Elaine: We gotta go find him! We just gotta! (Sobbing)
  • Milly: And so we will. What we need is-- let's see-- an expotition!
  • Joey: And expotition?
  • John: Yes! To the same place where is... or was... or will be. I think Janis should lead us.
  • Elaine: Janis?
  • Milly: Yes. She's the only one who ever says she knows what to do.
  • (Wind Blows Hard)
  • Janis: Absolutely not! I mean, uh, well, after all, it's not my-- He wanted to leave, didn't he?
  • Milly: But, Janis--
  • (Wind Blows Hard)
  • (Emmy Falls Down)
  • Milly: He could always give that extra little push when he needed it.
  • Janis: Oh, thanks, Elaine.
  • Olivia: It was nice to have him near when things were frightening.
  • (Janis Lights a Match)
  • Mina: Kinda lit up the room when he came in.
  • (Janis Looks at Milly and her Friends)
  • Janis: Well, uh, wh-what do you want me for? Why can't you go find him yourselves?
  • Milly: But we're just smart enough, Janis.
  • Elaine: Janis, we miss him.
  • Janis: Well, I-- (Sighs) Very well.
  • (Milly and her Friends, Including Janis, March Into the Cold, Wearing their Winter Clothes)
  • Milly and her Friends: Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin!
  • Janis: Now, now, careful, everybody. It's a bit windy!
  • (Janis' Hat Blows on Mina's Face)
  • Emmy: Are you okay, Mina? Mina?
  • (Mina's Skirt Comes Off, and Emmy Gasps)
  • Emmy: Oh, no!
  • (Emmy Gets Blown Away)
  • Milly: We should take care and stick together!
  • (Emmy Crashes into Milly)
  • Milly: Maybe not this stuck, Emmy.
  • Emmy: Oh, excuse me, Milly.
  • Elaine (Off-Screen): Tevin!
  • Milly: Tevin!
  • Milly and her Friends: Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin!

Tevin Finds his Family Tree:

  • Tevin: African Americans! African Americans! Where are you, African Americans?!?
  • (Tevin Shivering)
  • Tevin: I-- I hope they're all okay.
  • (Tevin Hugs his Locket)
  • Tevin: African Americans! African Americans!
  • (Tevin Slips on the Ice)
  • (The Locket Slips off Tevin's Neck)
  • Tevin: My locket!
  • (Tevin Reaches for the Locket, but Loses his Grip on the Ice)
  • (The Locket Lands on the Edge of a Tree)
  • (Tevin is Determined to Get that Locket Back)
  • (Tevin Looks Down, and then Climbs to Grab the Locket)
  • Tevin: Almost there.
  • (Tevin Grabs the Locket)
  • Tevin: Gotcha!
  • (Tevin is Relieved)
  • (The Branch Cracks)
  • Tevin: Uh-oh.
  • (The Branch Breaks Off, and Tevin Falls Down)
  • (Tevin Screaming)
  • (Tevin Lands in a Pile of Snow)
  • (Tevin Comes Out of the Snow, and Hugs his Locket)
  • (Tevin Puts it Back Around his Neck, and Looks at a Big Tree)
  • (Tevin Gasps)
  • Tevin: The biggest, hugest, and most gigantic African tree in all of Rosemary-Land! Is it-- Is it-- My family tree?
  • (Tevin Looks at the Tree)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! (Laughing) My family tree! I found it! I found it! I can't believe it! (Laughs) Hello! Hello up there! Where are you, African Americans? It's me, Tevin! Hello! Hello, family! I got your letter, and I came to see y'all.
  • (Nobody Answers)
  • Tevin: Hello! Hello? (Sadly) Hello? Maybe they forgot I was comin'.
  • (Tevin Starts to Sob)
  • Tevin: But I thought-- I thought you were always there for me.
  • (Tevin Lets Go of the Letter, and Sits Down Sadly)
  • (The Letter Blows Away)

An Avalanche and a Rescue:

  • Milly and her Friends: Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin!
  • Max: Tev-v-v-v-in. (Shuddering)
  • (Janis Wraps a Jacket Around Max)
  • Max: Thanks, J-J-Janis.
  • Janis: You're welcome.
  • Joey: Tevin?
  • (The Letter Flies Down to Joey)
  • Joey: "Dear Tevin." (Gasps)
  • (Tevin is Sitting Up on the Tree Branch)
  • Elaine: Tevin, is that you? Tevin! Tevin! It's us, Joey and Elaine! Down here!
  • Janis: Oh, thank goodness! Tevin!
  • Milly and her Friends: Tevin! Tevin! Tevin! Tevin!
  • Tevin: What? Hello? Huh? Can it be?
  • Janis (Off-Screen): Look down here! We were worried!
  • Tevin: It seems the whole family is finally here! I'm coming African Americans!
  • (Tevin's Voice Echoes)
  • (Tevin Runs to Milly and her Friends, as the Camera Pans Up to the Snow)
  • Tevin: Hey, y'all not African Americans. What y'all doing here?
  • Janis: D-D-D-Doing? What are we doing here? We came all this way looking for you! Now-- Now drop all this African American nonsense, and come home.
  • Tevin: N-Nonsense? No!
  • (Tevin's Voice Echoes)
  • (Milly and her Friends are Shocked)
  • (The Snow Begins to Crack a Bit)
  • Janis: Are you crazy? It's dangerous out here.
  • Tevin: Exactly! That's why you should go home, where it's not dangerous. But I have to wait here in my family tree, for my real family!
  • (Tevin's Voice Echoes)
  • (Rumbling Sound)
  • Melanie: Is that your stomach rumbling, Milly?
  • Milly: I don't think so, Melanie.
  • (An Avalanche Comes Down)
  • (Milly and her Friends Run Away)
  • Tevin: Come on, hurry up! No time for dawdling! Not a minute to waste.
  • (Tevin Picks up Joey, Elaine, Milly, Emmy, Max, Melanie, John, George, and Mina)
  • Tevin: Watch yourselves, kids. Take care, Milly. You, too, Johnny boy. Don't be scared, Melanie, Emmy, and Max. Up you go, George and Mina.
  • (Janis Screaming): Oh, no!
  • (Tevin Grabs Janis, Puts her on the Tree Branch, and is Caught by the Snow)
  • (Milly Pulls Janis Up)
  • (Elaine Looks Down)
  • Elaine: Tevin!
  • (There is No Sign of Tevin)
  • (Milly and her Friends Look Down)
  • (Tevin is Unconscious and Holding onto a Boulder)
  • (The Snow Goes Down)
  • Janis: Oh, no!
  • (Something Hits Joey and Elaine Like Baseball Bats to the Heads)
  • Joey: The Leaper-Deeper Loop-de-Looper-Ally-Jumpy-Leap.
  • Elaine: The more you try, the more you fly, and that's what's going deep!
  • (Joey and Elaine Do the Leap, and Charge for Tevin)
  • Joey: Tevin! Tevin!
  • Elaine: Wake up, Tevin! Wake up!
  • (Tevin Wakes up Partly)
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Go Over a Cliff)
  • (Elaine Screaming)
  • (Tevin Suddenly Wakes Up, and Smiles at Joey and Elaine, Telling Them to Do the Leap)
  • (Joey and Elaine Smile)
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Do the Leap)
  • (The Boulder Comes Down More)
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Come Up from the Boulder, and Into the Sky)
  • (Icicles Come Down, but Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Dodge Them)
  • (The Tree Gets Wrecked by a Rock)
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Reach the Branch)
  • (The Avalanche Starts to Stop a Bit)
  • (Janis Grabs George's Hand)
  • (Emmy Hugs Milly, and Melanie Hides)
  • (Tevin, Joey, and Elaine Hold onto the Branch)
  • (The Avalanche Stops)

Tevin Discovers his Real Family:

  • (Milly and John Look to See if it's Safe)
  • (Janis and Mina Look at the Snow that Stopped)
  • (Scene Slides to Milly and John)
  • (Joey and Elaine are Holding onto Tevin)
  • Joey: Tevin?
  • (Tevin Looks at Joey)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah!
  • John: We're saved!
  • Emmy: You saved them.
  • Milly: That was just excellent, kids.
  • Janis: Oh, kids, you were so brave.
  • Tevin: What a Leapin'-Deepin' Loop-de-Loopin'-Ally-Jumpin'-Leap that was.
  • Joey: It was, wasn't it? I mean, we really did it, didn't we?
  • Tevin: Did you? (Chuckles) Come here, you. Why, that leap was just as good as any old African--
  • (Tevin Suddenly Feels Sad, and Walks Away)
  • Tevin: African American family member.
  • (Tevin Feels Sad)
  • Elaine: Tevin?
  • (Tevin Looks Down on Elaine)
  • Elaine: Please don't go.
  • (Tevin Didn't Know What to Say)
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): There they are!
  • (Tevin Looks Over There)
  • Miranda: We found them! We found them! There's Tevin!
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Oh, Joey! Elaine!
  • Joey: Mom! Mom!
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: We've been looking all over for you. Oh, kids, I was so worried about you.
  • Elaine: We're okay, Mom. We're sorry.
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: Oh, my Joey and Elaine.
  • Kady (Off-Screen): Milly! John!
  • Milly and John: Kady.
  • Kady: Milly! John! There you are!
  • (Milly, John, and Kady Hug)
  • Kady: My dear friends.
  • Janis: Kady!
  • Mina: So awesome to see you!
  • Kady: Where were you all?
  • Milly: We've been looking for Tevin looking for Tevin's family.
  • Kady: Tevin's family? (Giggles) You didn't have to go looking for them.
  • Tevin: But I have a letter and it says that-- That-- It was right-- Oh, no. I must have dropped in the avalanche. I can't even remember the words. (Sighs)
  • (Miranda Clears Throat): "Dear Tevin, just a note to say--"
  • Joey and Elaine's Mother: "Dress warmly."
  • Milly: "Eat well."
  • Melanie: "Stay safe and sound."
  • Mina: "Keep smiling."
  • Joey: "We're always there for you."
  • Miranda (Off-Screen): "Signed--
  • Milly and her Friends: "Your family."
  • (Tevin is Stunned)
  • Tevin: You mean that you guys are my family?
  • Milly: I'm afraid we don't have anything better to offer.
  • (Tevin Starts to Smile)
  • Tevin: Well, of course not, Milly girl! (Laughs) 'Cause there's nothing better than the best! (Laughs) I should've seen it all along.
  • (Milly and her Friends Start their Way Home)
  • (Tevin Smiles)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah!
  • (Tevin Catches Up)
  • Emmy (Off-Screen): Oh, it was so scary.
  • Elaine (Off-Screen): And then the whole mountain came down on top of us, but Tevin saved us!
  • Milly (Off-Screen): I wasn't scared at all. Except for the part where John was scared.

Tevin Has Gifts for All:

  • (Scene Fades to Tevin Talking to Milly and her Friends)
  • Tevin: May I have your attention, please? In honor of this most occasional occasion, my first ever family reunion, I'd like to present to you with a present. First, for George and Mina,
  • (George and Mina Look Up)
  • (A Statue Falls Down)
  • Tevin: a new family statue for your statue collection.
  • George: Looks kinda big.
  • Mina: Bit on the comfy side. Not too drafty. But I guess we'll get used to it.
  • (Scene Fades to Tevin's House where Milly and her Friends are Having a Party)
  • Janis (Off-Screen): I love parties.
  • Milly (Off-Screen): Excellent!
  • Katie: This is so cool.
  • Tevin: And for Milly and John, enough to cookies to last all winter! Or till next Tuesday, anyway.
  • Milly: Thanks, Tevin! I think they look they look good enough to eat.
  • John: Uh-huh.
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! And for Melanie, ol' buddy, a winter's worth of firewood. Keep warm!
  • Melanie: Why, thanks, Tevin.
  • Tevin: You're welcome. I picked out each piece myself.
  • (Joey and Elaine Look Sad)
  • Tevin: And for you, Janis, I promise, from now on, I'll always watch where I'm leapin'.
  • Janis: Oh, thank you, Tevin.
  • (Tevin Hugs Janis)
  • Miranda: Well done, Tevin. Well done, I say.
  • Kady: Very well done indeed.
  • Janis: I'm very impressed.
  • Emmy: Thanks so much.
  • Milly (Off-Screen): Thank you so much, Tevin.
  • Max (Off-Screen): Hey, Emmy, look at this.
  • (Joey and Elaine are Lifted up by Tevin)
  • Tevin: Boo-yah! You didn't think I was gonna forget you, did you? (Chuckles) Go ahead, open it up. It's all yours!
  • (Elaine Opens the Box)
  • Elaine: Is this really for us, Tevin?
  • Tevin: Only the best for my bestest little brother and sister.
  • (Elaine Opens the Locket, but Nothing's Still Inside)
  • Tevin: Wait a minute. We still need a family portrait to put in it.
  • Kady: Look this way, everybody. Closer.
  • (Milly and her Friends Get in Line)
  • Kady: Smile!
  • (Kady Takes a Picture of Milly and her Friends)
  • (Milly and her Friends are Now in the Locket)
  • (The Locket Closes)
  • (The End)
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