Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Season 1, Episode 4

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Helga: ARNOLD!

( barking )

HEY, ARNOLD!

( glass shatters )

( girl shrieks )

Helga: HEY, ARNOLD!

ARNOLD!

ARNOLD!

ARNOLD!

[Captioning sponsored by THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

and NICKELODEON]

AR-NOLD!

MOVE IT, FOOTBALL HEAD!

Kids: HEY, ARNOLD!

( bell rings )

ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR YOU

ONE FOR YOU...

OH, UH, HELLO, HELGA.

WHY DON'T YOU TAKE A PICTURE?

IT'LL LAST LONGER.

DWOING!

YEAH.

WHY ISN'T HELGA INVITED

TO RHONDA'S PARTY?

WELL, IT IS A GIRL PARTY.

HELGA'S A GIRL.

SHE IS?

( chewing loudly )

OH, YEAH, I ALWAYS FORGET.

SO, PHOEBE, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO SATURDAY NIGHT?

GOOF ON THE GEEKS

AT THE VIDEO ARCADE?

I'M THINKING OF GOING TO RHONDA'S PARTY.

THEY'RE GOING TO DO MAKEOVERS.

RHONDA'S PARTY?

YOU'RE NOT SERIOUSLY

GOING TO THAT, ARE YOU?

WELL, NO... I MEAN, I KNOW YOU DIDN'T GET

AN INVITATION, AND...

I DIDN'T WANT AN INVITATION.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO GO TO A STUPID GIRLY PARTY?

YEAH, I FIGURED, BUT

I WAS JUST THINKING... IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING.

INTERESTING?

( laughs )

YEAH, RIGHT.

BUT, HELGA...

NO, GO!

GO TO RHONDA'S PARTY

AND HAVE YOUR LITTLE MAKEOVERS.

IT'S NO SNOT OUT OF MY NOSE.

I'VE GOT A MILLION

BETTER THINGS TO DO

ON A SATURDAY NIGHT THAN BE STUCK IN A ROOM

WITH A BUNCH OF SISSY GIRLS.

FINE.

I GOT IT... I GOT IT!

HUH? I DON'T GOT IT.

OKAY, A HUNDRED POINTS FOR ME.

SMACK IT AGAIN.

WAIT A MINUTE.

YOU CAN'T PLAY.

THIS GAME IS BOYS ONLY.

SAYS WHO, PINK BOY?

SAYS, UH... SID.

YEAH, TELL HER, SID.

PLEASE, DON'T HURT ME.

WE'RE HAVING A BOYS ONLY GAME

SINCE ALL THE GIRLS ARE HAVING

A GIRLS ONLY SLUMBER PARTY.

HEY, WAIT A MINUTE.

HOW COME YOU'RE NOT AT THE SLUMBER PARTY?

OH, YEAH, I FORGOT.

YOU WEREN'T INVITED BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GIRL ENOUGH.

( snickering )

SHUT UP!

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

I WAS INVITED, I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO GO.

( chanting ): HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

All: HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

HELGA'S NOT A GIRL.

THAT'S IT...

YOU'RE DEAD.

( screaming )

COME BACK HERE

YOU BIG FLUMMOX!

YOU KNOW, GERALD

I ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR HER.

THE KEY WORD THERE IS "ALMOST."

"NOT GIRL ENOUGH."

WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP.

I AM, TOO, A GIRL.

I'M PRETTY, I'M FEMININE, I'M DELICATE...

Man: OH, EXCUSE ME, YOUNG MAN.

I'M A GIRL!

( girls giggling )

AND THEN HELGA GOES "I OUGHT TO DECK YOU, FAT BOY."

( all laughing )

I DON'T SOUND LIKE THAT.

I OUGHT TO DECK THEM ALL.

OUT OF MY WAY... GEEK FACE.

( all laughing )

( belly laughing )

ET TU, PHOEBE?

( all belly laughing )

( mimicking monkey )

( girls laughing )

I'LL SHOW THEM FEMININE.

I'LL SHOW THEM ALL.

THEY'LL BE SORRY THEY EVER MESSED

WITH HELGA G. PATAKI.

( spitting )

HELLO, HELGA, HOW ARE YOU?

OH, FINE, FINE, MRS. JOHANSEN.

JUST PICKING UP MY USUAL MAGAZINES

NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY HERE.

( scanner beeping )

( scanner honks )

YO, YOLANDA.

HOW MUCH FOR THIS COPY

OF PRETEEN MISS?

PRETEEN MISS?

YEAH, PRETEEN MISS.

THE ONE WITH THE FEATURE

ON HOW TO MAKE UGLY GIRLS PRETTY?

( laughs nervously )

HOW DID THAT GET IN THERE?

OH, WELL, I MIGHT AS WELL TAKE IT.

I CAN PROBABLY USE IT TO...UH, UH...

LINE MY BIRDCAGE WITH.

YEAH, THAT'S IT.

HMM...

AM I A FIRE ENGINE RED

OR A PEARLY PINK?

Woman: WHAT'S GOING ON IN THERE?

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

I'M FINE, MOTHER.

CAN'T I HAVE

A FEW MOMENTS OF PEACE IN THE BATHROOM?

CRIMINY!

OW, OW, OUCH!

Mother: YOUR FATHER NEEDS TO USE THE BATHROOM NOW.

Helga: OKAY, OKAY!

THERE. SATISFIED?

OH, MY!

HMM... MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE GONE

A BIT LIGHTER ON THE EYE SHADOW.

HEY, YOU GUYS

I JUST SAW HELGA

ON HER WAY TO RHONDA'S PARTY

AND SHE'S ALL DOLLED UP... LIKE A GIRL!

HELGA, LIKE A GIRL?

THIS I GOT TO SEE.

I SAY ALL US GUYS

GO OVER THERE RIGHT NOW

AND CRASH THEIR PARTY.

All: YEAH, LET'S DO IT.

( all talking )

( doorbell rings )

HELGA?

RHONDA, DARLING.

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

SORRY I'M LATE.

SO!

WHAT ARE WE DOING, LADIES?

POLISHING OUR NAILS?

HELGA! YOU LOOK... GREAT.

OH, THIS OLD THING?

JUST SOMETHING I HAD LYING AROUND THE HOUSE.

IT'S ALL THE RAGE THIS SEASON, THOUGH.

( giggles )

I BROUGHT SOME OF MY OLD MAKEUP

IN CASE YOU WANTED ANY TIPS.

NADINE, DEAR, THAT PINK NAIL POLISH

MAKES YOUR FINGERS LOOK AWFULLY STUBBY

DON'T YOU THINK?

I'D SAY YOU'RE REALLY MORE OF A CORAL.

UH, HELGA?

CAN I TALK TO YOU

FOR A MINUTE?

NOT NOW, DEAR.

OH, YES, NADINE YOU'RE DEFINITELY A CORAL.

( crashing )

OKAY, IS EVERYBODY READY FOR FACIALS?

HELGA?

OH, RHONDA

YOU ARE SO...

CHANTAY.

I CAN FEEL MY PORES OPENING ALREADY.

HELGA, CAN I HAVE A WORD WITH YOU?

WELL...

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK, LADIES.

I HAVE TO SHARE A PRIVATE MOMENT

WITH ONE OF MY PLAINER ACQUAINTANCES.

HELGA, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

GETTING A FACIAL.

YOU NEVER LIKED THIS GIRLY STUFF.

THAT'S THE OLD HELGA.

THE NEW HELGA CAN BE JUST AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE NEXT GIRL.

YEAH, WELL I LIKED THE OLD HELGA BETTER.

AT LEAST SHE WAS HONEST.

SHE'D NEVER PRETEND TO LIKE THIS STUFF

TO FIT IN WITH THE CROWD.

YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS

BECAUSE I'M MORE FEMININE AND WOMANLY.

( slurping )

( burps loudly )

AND NOW, IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME

THIS GORGEOUS KISSER'S

GOT A DATE WITH A BOWL OF GUACAMOLE.

( titters )

( sighs )

( gasps )

OKAY, HELGA...

YOU'RE NEXT.

GEE... I AM.

WELL... OKAY.

GIVE ME THE WORKS.

AAH!

STOP!

WHAT'S WRONG!?

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S WRONG.

THIS IS STUPID

THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG.

BUT HELGA, THIS MASK WILL HELP

REDUCE WRINKLES AND SIGNS OF AGING.

WE DON'T HAVE WRINKLES!

UH!

WE DON'T HAVE SIGNS OF AGING.

WE'RE NINE YEARS OLD.

( dog barking )

OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT.

WHEN THEY SEE ALL OF US IN THE WINDOW

THEY'RE GOING TO SCREAM BLOODY MURDER.

( laughing )

YOU KNOW, HELGA, MAYBE

WE WERE WRONG ABOUT YOU.

MAYBE YOU'RE NOT LIKE THE REST OF US.

YOU'RE RIGHT, RHONDA.

I'M NOT LIKE THE REST OF YOU.

I'M NOT WEARING A MASK.

( girls gasping )

I MEAN, LOOK AT US.

TIN FOIL IN OUR HAIR

GLOP ON OUR FACES

HIGH-HEELED SHOES?

WHY ARE WE WEARING THESE?

( glass breaks )

WE'RE ALREADY TALLER THAN THE BOYS.

BUT HELGA, THIS IS WHAT GIRLS DO.

I MEAN...

WHAT COULD BE

MORE FUN THAN THIS?

YEAH, WHAT, HELGA?

All: YEAH, WHAT?

( crashing )

DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING?

( screaming )

( boys join in )

THE HORROR, THE HORROR!

Helga: COME BACK HERE, YOU CHICKEN BUTTS!

( all screaming )

( groaning )

SHOULD WE GO BACK AND HELP HIM?

ARE YOU KIDDING?

IT'S EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.

( whimpering )

Helga: WELL, WELL, WELL.

LOOKIE WHAT WE GOT HERE.

( screaming ): HELP!

Helga: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

BURNT COPPER OR CORAL PINK?

( sputtering )

HELP, LET ME GO!

LET ME GO!

( girls laughing )

NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD PARTY.

YOU SAID IT, HELGA.

( crowd yelling )

( banging )

HEY, ARNOLD!

CAREFUL WITH THAT LEVER.

IT SWINGS THE WRECKING BALL.

( barking )

NOW, MOVE IT SLOWLY TOWARD YOU.

THAT'S IT, A LITTLE MORE.

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

I ALMOST FORGOT.

Man on tape: I'LL SMASH A VASE, THE RADIO

THOSE LITTLE TEACUPS FROM LIMOGES...GES...

AH, DINO SPUMONI.

BEFORE YOUR TIME.

POW!

ONE OF THE GREATS.

THIS SONG FIRST INSPIRED ME

TO GET INTO DEMOLITIONS.

I ALWAYS PLAY IT WHEN I'M KNOCKING THINGS DOWN.

IT SCARES THE BRICKS.

GO AHEAD.

PULL THE LEVER.

COOL.

YOU'RE A NATURAL.

I OUGHT TO TAKE YOU ON AS AN APPRENTICE.

YOU'D DO THAT FOR ME?

SURE, YOU'VE GOT THE KNACK.

NOW, THE FIRST THING WE GOT TO DO

IS GET YOU A NICKNAME.

COOL, HOW ABOUT "THE TERMINATOR"?

NAH, TOO DRAMATIC.

WAIT, WAIT, I GOT IT.

THE PERFECT NICKNAME FOR YOU--

"BILL."

BILL? THAT'S A NICKNAME?

YEAH, IT'S A GREAT NICKNAME.

COME ON, MEET THE CREW.

( rag squeaking )

HEY, ERNIE, MAN, WHAT'S SHAKING, HUH?

YOU MEAN BESIDES YOUR GUT?

( chuckles )

THIS IS THE KID I BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT, BILL.

GLAD TO MEET YOU, BILLY.

YOU HERE TO HELP ERNIE

CELEBRATE JOINING THE 500 CLUB?

UH...

YEAH, ARNOLD

I BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU.

WE GOT A TRADITION HERE.

AT YOUR 500th DEMOLITION

YOUR SON GETS TO SIT IN THE WRECKING RIG WITH YOU.

ONLY, I NEVER MET THE RIGHT WOMAN, SEE.

SO IT'S A LITTLE SHORT NOTICE

FOR ME TO COME UP WITH A SON BY WEDNESDAY.

AND, WELL...

WHAT I MEAN TO SAY, ARNOLD, IS...

I'D LOVE TO.

( grunts )

HI, GRANDMA.

SORRY, NO TIME FOR SMALL TALK, KIDDO.

WE'VE GOT TO SAVE THE CIRCLE THEATER.

WE DO?

THEY WANT TO TEAR IT DOWN AND PUT IN AN 18-SCREEN MULTIPLEX.

ONE OF THOSE SURROUND-SOUND

AIR-CONDITIONED, PLUSH SEAT, BIG SCREEN DEALS.

OH, BOY. SOUNDS...

HUH?

HORRIBLE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE CIRCLE THEATER IS THE PLACE

WHERE DINO SPUMONI GOT HIS BIG BREAK.

GRANDPA AND I HAD OUR FIRST DATE THERE.

( audience clapping )

DARLING, YOU LEFT MY HEART

IN PIECES ON THE FLOOR.

SO TELL ME WHY SHOULDN'T I

BREAK SOME THINGS OF YOURS?

THAT SPUMONI...

HE'S THE DREAMIEST.

MM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE?

I'D LOVE TO.

I'LL SMASH YOUR VASE

THE RADIO, THOSE LITTLE TEACUPS FROM LIMOGES

YOUR WACKY PAINTINGS ON THE WALLS

DARLING, POW! I'LL SMASH THEM ALL!

SO, WILL YOU HELP ME ARNOLD?

YOU BET, GRANDMA.

I'D BE GLAD TO HELP YOU.

YO, BILL, COME HERE.

YOU STILL DOING THAT EXERCISE I TAUGHT YOU?

YUP.

Both: REACH, PULL, REACH, PULL!

( chuckles ) GOOD BOY.

DO THAT EVERY DAY

AND WHEN THE BIG MOMENT COMES

YOU'LL BE READY.

Arnold: THANKS, ERNIE.

THIS IS THE SETUP, YOU SEE.

COOL.

I GOT THE LITTLE LEVER.

( Arnold thinking ): CIRCLE THEATER? OH, NO!

( Ernie cackles )

NOW, WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DO THIS.

BOOM! PERFECT!

YOU SEE THAT?

SEE WHAT I DID THERE?

( gulping )

YEAH, I SAW.

WHEN YOU AND I PULL THAT LEVER TOGETHER

IT WILL BE THE PROUDEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

THE DAY I FINALLY JOIN THE 500 CLUB.

WOO-HOO-HOO!

AND YOU'LL BE THERE BY MY SIDE

LIKE THE SON I NEVER HAD.

RIGHT, ARNOLD?

YOU WON'T LET ME DOWN, WILL YOU?

I BEEN LET DOWN A LOT IN MY LIFE.

I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN TAKE ONE MORE DISAPPOINTMENT, SON.

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, ERNIE.

OH, ARNOLD, I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU

FOR HELPING ME ON THE BIG CAMPAIGN.

IT'S YOU AND ME, ARNOLD

STANDING TOGETHER, SIDE BY SIDE,

AGAINST THEM ALL.

YOU WON'T LET ME DOWN, WILL YOU?

UH, NO, GRANDMA, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.

HEY, GRANDPA?

I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD TALK TO YOU.

I'VE KIND OF GOT A PROBLEM.

SHOOT, SHORT MAN.

OW!

GRANDMA IS COUNTING ON ME

TO HELP SAVE THE CIRCLE THEATER.

AND I WANT TO HELP HER.

OF COURSE YOU DO!

IT'S A GREAT CAUSE, NO PROBLEM.

AND ERNIE'S COUNTING ON ME

TO HELP HIM KNOCK DOWN THE CIRCLE THEATER.

HE SAYS I'M LIKE A SON TO HIM.

BESIDES, I GET TO DRIVE A WRECKING BALL.

LIKE I ALWAYS SAY

HOW MANY CHANCES WILL YOU GET

TO DRIVE A WRECKING BALL?

NO PROBLEM.

NO, SEE, I TOLD GRANDMA

I'D HELP SAVE THE SAME BUILDING

I TOLD ERNIE I'D HELP DESTROY.

NOW YOU GOT A PROBLEM.

I KNOW THAT.

BUT WHAT DO I DO?

WELL, THERE'S ONLY ONE THING YOU CAN DO.

UH, WELL, WHAT YOU COULD DO IS...

SHOOT FIRE

TIME FOR MY MEDICATION.

I'LL GET BACK TO YOU.

DON'T CALL ME, I'LL CALL YOU.

I KNOW, I'LL JUST TELL THEM BOTH I WANT OUT.

THEY'RE ADULTS.

THEY'LL UNDERSTAND.

HEY, ARNOLD.

ASK YOUR GRANDMA THERE TO PASS THE POTATOES.

THAT IS UNLESS SHE WANTS TO PRESERVE THEM

FOR ANOTHER 500 YEARS.

HERE, ARNOLD.

TELL YOUR FRIEND I'M SORRY THEY AREN'T MASHED.

BUT HE PROBABLY WANTS TO DO THAT HIMSELF.

FINISHED?

BOOM!

STOP IT!

YOU'D KNOCK DOWN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

IF IT GOT A GRAY HAIR.

YOU'D SAVE A PILE OF DOG DROPPINGS

IF GEORGE WASHINGTON ONCE STEPPED IN IT.

COME HERE AND SAY THAT, DEMOLITION MAN!

YOU WANT A PIECE OF THIS?

YOU HOME-WRECKER!

THIS IS RIDICULOUS!

( yelling continues )

( door slams )

NOW LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE!

YOU'VE UPSET THE BOY.

Ernie: ME? HE'S MAD AT YOU.

Ernie: REACH, PULL. REACH, PULL.

BOOM!

IT'S PROGRESS.

( imagining music )

Grandma: GRANDPA AND I

HAD OUR FIRST DATE HERE.

DINO SPUMONI, OUR FIRST DATE.

Ernie: THIS SONG FIRST INSPIRED ME

TO GO INTO DEMOLITIONS.

DINO SPUMONI.

( dialing phone )

POOKIE, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?

LISTEN TO REASON JUST ONCE AND COME HOME.

NOPE, I'M GOING TO SAVE THIS BUILDING.

BY YOURSELF?

NO, I'VE GOT ARNOLD WITH ME.

WELL, I DON'T SEE HIM.

HE'LL BE HERE.

( motor rumbling )

THIS BUILDING'S ABOUT TO COME DOWN.

I PARKED MY CARCASS RIGHT HERE

AND I'M NOT MOVING.

WHERE ARE YOU, ARNOLD?

COME 9:00, YOU'LL CHANGE YOUR TUNE

AND I'LL GET MY 500th DEMOLITION.

HURRY UP, BILL.

( rumbling )

( machinery rattles )

WAIT, WAIT, STOP THE SHOW!

Both: ARNOLD, YOU CAME!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AS MAYOR OF OUR FAIR CITY

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE.

I THOUGHT WE RECALLED HER.

BUT FIRST, TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CIRCLE THEATER

LET ME INTRODUCE A MAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION

MR. DINO SPUMONI.

DINO SPUMONI!

( crowd cheers )

( gasps )

HOW YOUSE ALL DOING?

I WANT TO THANK A SPECIAL BOY

NAMED ARNOLD

WHO BROUGHT THIS SITUATION

TO MY ATTENTION.

YOU KNOW, THE CIRCLE'S GOT A LOT OF HISTORY FOR ME.

I SANG MY BEST NUMBERS HERE

PUNCHED THE FINEST PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD.

POW, RIGHT IN THE KISSER!

THAT'S ANOTHER STORY.

THIS BOY HERE

GOT ME AND THE MAYOR TOGETHER

AND WE REALIZED

WE GOT TO SAVE THIS FINE OLD BUILDING.

I HEREBY DECLARE

THE OLD CIRCLE THEATER

A CITY LANDMARK.

( crowd cheers )

OF COURSE!

THE CIRCLE THEATER!

YOU WERE THE REASON

I WENT INTO DEMOLITIONS.

THAT SONG OF YOURS.

DARLING, YOU LEFT MY HEART

IN PIECES ON THE FLOOR.

TONY, GET ME OUT OF HERE.

LET'S MOVE IT OUT.

( tires screech )

DINO, WAIT, COME BACK!

I WANT YOU TO SIGN MY HEAD.

YOU DID IT, ARNOLD.

YOU SAVED THE THEATER.

I KNEW YOU WOULDN'T LET ME DOWN.

THANKS, ARNOLD.

YOU STOPPED ME FROM MAKING A TERRIBLE MISTAKE.

TEARING DOWN DINO'S THEATER WOULD HAVE BEEN A SACRILEGE.

AND THE NEXT BUILDING I TEAR DOWN

MY REAL 500th

IT'LL BE YOU AND ME, KID.

IN THE END, IT WAS YOU AND ME.

HEY, CRAZY LADY

HE CAME THROUGH FOR ME.

IN YOUR DREAMS.

HE CAME THROUGH FOR ME.

Ernie: ME!

Grandma: ARE YOUR EARS PAINTED ON?

Grandma: I SAID ME!

Ernie: YEAH, MY EARS ARE PAINTED ON.

Grandma: M-E, READ MY LIPS.

DARLING, YOU LEFT MY HEART IN PIECES ON THE FLOOR

SO TELL MY WHY SHOULDN'T I BREAK SOME THINGS OF YOURS?

and NICKELODEON]

[Captioned by The Caption Center WGBH Educational Foundation]

...THOSE LITTLE CUPS FROM LIMOGES...

...DARLING, POW! I'LL SMASH THEM ALL...

CUPID CAN TAKE THE BLAME, I'LL TAKE THE PLACE APART

BUT DON'T WORRY...

I WON'T SMASH YOUR HEART.

NOT ME.

MAYBE SOME OTHER CLOWN

BUT I'M NOT GONNA

SMASH YOUR HEART, BABY.

YOU'RE TALKING TO DINO OVER HERE.

The Description of Season 1, Episode 4