Poptropica: The TV Series (Season 1, Episode 2)

S1E2 – Friends and Foes

An alarm clock is heard beeping in what is now Piper’s bedroom. She pulls the covers over her head.

Amelia: Wake up, Piper! You’re starting school today! You don’t want to be late!

Amelia pulls the cover off the bed as Piper holds a pillow onto her face.

Amelia: Really.

Piper: Fine…it’s just that I thought all that Poptropica stuff was a dream, no, a nightmare.

Amelia: I’m sorry Piper, but it’s reality. Even though we don’t know how to get you home, we can’t let you fall behind on your education.

Piper gets out of her bed, and notices that she still has the medallion around her neck. 

Amelia: Maybe you should leave that here…

Piper: No! I need to keep it on at all times. Maybe if I never take it off, it’ll eventually take me home!

Amelia: Hmm, good idea. Just don’t lose it!

Piper: Okay, I won’t!

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I’ve Made My Decision

Pop TV will be on hiatus until New Pop comes out and will be rewritten from the beginning. 

I know, I know, it’s not what the majority of you wanted, as seen by the poll. But here’s the thing. If a graphic novel could ruin the series, New Pop definitely will. And I’m going to be starting school soon, maybe it’s for the best.

I could have just changed a few details, but it just doesn’t work like that. Octavian has hinted about being from Earth many, many times, I can’t make him suddenly change his mind, that would make the series even worse. I’m not going to continue with the original story, as I want Pop TV to be as canon as possible, and I’m not canceling it for good, because I like the story too much, I don’t want it to end up like Totem Curse.

However, it may be a little confusing to new readers about which Pop TV is the post-New Pop one and which one was the cancelled one. That being said, I will go ahead and change the name of the original 7 Pop TV episodes to Pop TV: The Pilot Episodes. The post-New Pop series will be called Pop TV: Secret of the Medallion.

Many, many shows have pilots that introduce some of the main characters and stuff like that, but those are just made so that the real show will be created, they aren’t canon or anything. That’s what I’ll be doing. There will be the same main characters, but Octavian is not going to be Jack’s dad or Amelia’s husband, as it is hinted in the Lost Expedition that he already has a family back in Pompeii. Octvaian will be replaced with an original character who will have a similar, but more a minor role as him. Octavian will still appear in Secret of the Medallion, just with a very different role than before. Piper and Jack will pretty much be the same, except I’m gonna make Jack a little nicer. Zoey will be EXACTLY the same, she has an awesome backstory that will not be affected by any of the graphic novels, and she will become a pretty major character after Episode 13. Dr. Hare will probably still be the main villain for the first half of Season 1. Yes, SotM will still have 3 Seasons with 26 Episodes. And that’s only the beginning…

Pop TV: Secret of the Medallion is going to be way better, the wait will be worth it. I promise that I will not let anything ruin this series ever again.

-Tall Cactus

Pop TV: Episode 7

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Poptropica: The TV Series

Season 1, Episode 7

I Can Fly!

That Wednesday…

*The school bell rings and Piper and Jack are seen in math class, sitting in the front row. Jack is sharpening a pencil, frustrated cause the point keeps breaking, while Piper falls asleep, mumbling things about emojis and unicorns. A nerdy girl sits next to Jack, reading a book about calculus, and a troublemaker boy is next to Piper, throwing a paper plane at the teacher.*

Teacher: Ahem.

Troublemaker: Sorry Mrs. David…

Teacher: More like another detention for you, Brian Brad Brown. Anyways, class…

Piper: *snores*

Teacher: Listen up!

Piper: *quickly wakes up* Wha-what?!

Teacher: As you all know, your geometry project is due today. Come up to the front and hand them to me.

*All the students run up and form a line. The nerdy girl hands in her project in a neat, over organized binder with plastic covering over all the papers. Brian folds his project, which is just a sloppy piece of paper, into another paper plane and throws it at Mrs. David once again. But when it gets to Piper’s and Jack’s turn…*

Jack: Wait, there was a project due?

Teacher: Yes, it was assigned on Monday, and you just had to miss that day of school. You should have just asked me for the work you missed. Did you even get your other homework done?

Jack: Um…yes? I uh, left it at home?

Teacher: An obvious lie. You should be ashamed of yourself, young man. Let’s see if Piper did hers…

Piper: How am I supposed to do any of this work if I don’t even know what the heck we’re learning!!! I joined this school last week, you can’t expect me to be perfect…

Teacher: Excuses, excuses. You young man will be getting a phone call to your parents, and for the girl, I guess I’ll call her “guardians”. Go back to your seat, you have failed…ok, today’s lesson will be about…

Piper: *sits down and starts crying*

Jack: *breaks pencil he couldn’t sharpen in half*

THEME SONG PLAYS

After school…

*Piper and Jack walk through the front door to see Octavian and Amelia standing right there.*

Octavian: We need to talk…

*The four of them are then seen sitting at the dining table.*

Amelia: I can’t believe your grades, you’re totally failing.

Octavian: Not to mention the phone call we got from your math teacher earlier.

Amelia: So we’ve been thinking, and it’s pretty obvious why you can’t catch up with schoolwork: your adventuring. We have decided that maybe you should stop with it until you can figure out how to make time for homework.

Piper: This is the worst day ever…*starts crying again and runs up to the bedroom*

Jack: But, what about Dr. Hare, he could get away and…

Octavian: Someone else can go look for him. Maybe even me and your mother.

Jack: You mean, your mother and I.

Octavian: That was unnecessary.

Jack: But Dad, please, let us find Dr. Hare. Once we stop him, we can end this whole adventuring thing and catch up with school. Maybe we could find him today!

Amelia: Hmm, maybe you’re right. But you must promise to do all your homework first, and eat dinner. OK?

Jack: Thank you Mom, lemme go tell Piper…*runs upstairs*

Piper (screaming and shaking the whole house): THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!

One hour and 23 minutes later…

*Jack and Piper land the blimp on Sky Island, and hop out.*

Piper: Don’t you think it’s bad that we got all those answers online…

Jack: That doesn’t matter when the fate of Poptropica is in our hands. Let’s go ask those people about the medallions and where Dr. Hare could be.

*They walk inside that little building. Only one person is there, that woman called Melissa who is checking the Dr. Hare radar.*

Melissa: Oh, hey there, Jack and Piper. You came at a bad time, lol.

Jack: What’s wrong?

Melissa: The whole group is on Shark Tooth, looking for Dr. Hare. And a few others are doing top secret stuff that even I don’t know about.

Piper: Oh.

Jack: Wait, we were there yesterday! We couldn’t find him, though. But we got another medallion. What even are these medallions, anyway?

Melissa: I’m sorry, but I’m not so sure. I only joined this organization a couple weeks ago, so they don’t trust me with that information yet.

Piper: Dang it!

Melissa: You can come back Ina few days or so and ask, I guess. Anyway, it would be a big help if you went to this little island right off of the eastern part of Bay City, we have found that there’s some trouble going on over there. Be warned though, that part of town is obsessed with super heroes.

Jack: Did you say, trouble? Wait wait wait, there are more villains than just Dr. Hare?

Melissa: Yup, sadly. Dr. Hare is just our main threat right now. I’m not so sure, but a bunch of new villains have started their evil plans in the past few days. It’s really weird…

Piper: *eyes grow wide* NO WAY!

Jack: What even happened on, “Super Hero Island” or whatever it’s called?

Melissa: Apparently some radioactive meteor crashed right into the local prison and now a bunch of the prisoners have super powers. Yeah, it’s weird. So go over there and help stop them!

Jack: OK then. This sure will be interesting…

On the Island…

*Lots of screaming is heard as they land on the island. Police are ever weird. The glowing green meteor is right near them, as the prison is only like 10 feet away from the main island.*

Police: OK, here are the files on the villains. They are robbing the bank and just causing mayhem, please stop them. Also here are two pairs of handcuffs to trap them and limit their powers. Thank goodness you two are helping, I retire tomorrow!

Jack: *flips through files* Looks like we have to stop Copy Cat, Speeding Spike, Crusher, Ratman, Sir Rebral, and Betty Jetty…what kinda names are these?!

Piper: *walks over to meteor* Ooh what will happen if I touch it?

Jack and Police: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Piper: Boop! *touches meteor*

Jack: Seriously… I don’t even wanna see what happens to her, I’m just gonna go stop Copy Cat…

*Jack walks into the bank and punches Copy Cat in the face, handcuffing her before she can multiply herself. He also goes and punches Crusher, Sir Rebral, and Ratman the same way.*

Meanwhile…

Piper: Woah my hands feels all ticklish…

*Her hand glows green for a minute, and then her whole body for a brief second, before she returns to normal.*

Piper: Oh come on, nothing even happened!

*Just then, she starts floating in the air*

Piper: Oh my gosh, I can fly!

*Flies up into the air*

Piper: Wee! Oh wait, who’s that!

Betty Jetty: Catch me if you can, sucker! *flies away*

Piper: Uh oh…*flies after her*

Meanwhile…

*Jack is seen running after Speeding Spike in a subway car.*

Jack: Uh, uh, please just stop, I can’t do this anymore…

*Jack collapses on the ground, right on top of Speeding Spike. After laying there for a few minutes, he gets up, handcuffs Spike, and walks him to the prison, where he sees Piper…*

Betty Jetty: Haha, you’ll never catch up to me! *shoots out green electric balls*

Piper: Ugh! *dodges balls*

Betty Jetty: When will you ever give up?!

Piper: Yay, I’m almost there, wait, what?!

*She starts falling*

Piper: Oh no, my flight powers are going away, I didn’t touch the meteor long enough! AAAAAH SOMEONE, HELP!!!

Jack: I’ll get you! *Catches Piper right before she hits the ground.*

Piper: But we need to stop Betty Jetty!

*Betty Jetty floats down to the ground.*

Betty Jetty: You can’t stop me! I’m- OOOF!

*Some nerd punches her in the face, sending her launching in the sky.*

Nerdy Kid: I am Ned Noodlehead, I mean, Super Hot Dog Boy, and I have saved you all!

People: Hooray!

Mayor: Here, take this medallion, you deserve it. *wipes tear*

Jack: What the heck, we did all the work. Ugh, whatever, let’s go home…

*The two of them walk back to the blimp, Piper grabbing the medallion out of Ned’s hands before they fly away, never to return.*

END OF EPISODE

(As the credits roll, Ned is seen running away from a bunch of crowds.

Ned: I just want to go back to my comic shop, help!)

Pop TV: Episode 6

Sorry this was so late, I’m just your average procrastinator. Anyways, here’s the episode, enjoy…

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Poptropica: The TV Series

Season 1, Episode 6

Shark Tooth

That Tuesday…

*School bell rings as a bunch of students, including Piper and Jack, walk into Early Poptropica Academy. As Piper is opening her locker, along with Jack, as they have lockers right near each other, Emma, Hannah and Lindsey walk up to them.*

Emma: Where the heck were you yesterday?

Piper: We just went on a huge adventure! We went to-

Jack: Um, our grandparent’s house! We went to our grandparent’s house in um, East Bay City!

Hannah: Sounds fun.

Lindsey: Sounds boring. You like totally missed that hilarious assembly yesterday about Zoey going missing. A ton of kids thought you two went missing too cause you were like, not at school.

Emma: Sadly, you came back. Boo hoo.

*The three girls laugh and walk away.*

Piper: What’s their problem?

Jack: Piper! You almost told them about, you know!

Piper: We’re not supposed to tell anyone?

Jack: No! We told you a million times not to!

Piper: Oh, right. You don’t have to be mean about it though.

Jack: Look, I know I may sound mean but I’m doing it for a reason-

*Bell rings*

Jack: Nevermind, we better head to math class before we’re late…

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Interview With Mitch Krpata and Episode 6 Update

Hey Poptropicacti, TC here with some more graphic novel news!

There was recently an interview with the author of the second Poptropica graphic novel, and longtime Creator, Mitch Krpata, on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog. It’s really interesting, and I actually have high hopes for the rest of the series, even though I will foreber hate MotM. You can read the entire interview right here.

I’d also like to update you on today’s Pop TV episode, Episode 6. You might be wondering why it isn’t out yet, as it’s already like 6 PM EST (as of this post) and new episodes are usually posted every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 AM EST. Well, I kept procrastinating writing it. I could have just done it today but I was busy most of the day. So yeah, it’s gonna be late, expect a release super duper late tonight or anytime tomorrow or Friday. Sorry about that. Don’t worry though, Episode 7 will be posted on Saturday as originally planned.

That’s all for now, I’ll see you in the next post!

-Tall Cactus

Regarding Episode 5

There are a few things I want to point out about the latest installment of my series, Pop TV.

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1. President Paul Tropica is NOT based on UiPE!

I came up with this character more than a year ago, back before I knew that UiPE’s Pop username is something with paultropica in it and that his first name in real life is also Paul. I’m sorry for the confusion, UiPE, when the President becomes a total coward later on, just remember that his name is a pun, not you.

2. Dr. Hare is NOT the main villain of the series!

He’s only the main villain for the first half of season 1. But he will return towards the end of season 2 to be a major character again in season 3, only with a way cooler personality. Oh, and there is that one episode in the second part of season 1 about him, too. That’s all I’m gonna say for now, too many spoilers.

3. I forgot to explain some things in the actual episode…

I was rushing to finish this episode right before I left for vacation  (I’m home now btw) so I forgot to add a few important plot points to it. Don’t worry, I’ll be able to fit them in during the next few episodes.

4. The upcoming graphic novel similarities :/

I actually came up with that idea of a secret group that protects Poptropica a while ago, and then right when I’m about to finish the episode, a post comes out on the PHB about the second and third Pop graphic novels. And guess what, the third one is called The Secret Society, and will be about a secret group that protects Poptropica…and Earth I guess. So I’m not sure whether these two groups will end up being the same society or different ones. I’m just gonna wait till the graphic novel releases in April, which is when season 3 will be coming out, I’ll fit it in somewhere in there, along with New Pop stuff.

That’s all for this post, and get hyped, Episode 6 releases this Wednesday and Episode 7 is on Saturday! Me I may just do another post where I reveal what the main characters look like, that may not be for a couple weeks though. I wanna wait till Episode 13 comes out, cause spoilers.

-Tall Cactus

Pop TV: Episode 5

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Poptropica: The TV Series

Season 1, Episode 5

Island in the Sky

Jack: Wait, lemme get this straight. You’re explorers, NOT pilots? Why did you lie to me all these years that you own an airplane! And people explore for a living? What the heck…

Amelia: Pilots? Well, we kinda are, but that isn’t our day job. We were once explorers, we just quit once I gave birth to you. At one point Octavian did work at an airport however…

Jack: That explains that song you would sing to me when I was little!

Piper: Song? I LOVE SONGS!!!

Jack: Wasn’t it like…”I’m at the airport with my family. Brother, sister, mom and dad. I’m glad, glad, glad! This is my mom. She’s a pilot. My dad is a pilot too. This is my sister. She is happy. But my brother is sad.”

Piper: That song sucks. Why is the brother sad? That makes me sad, how could the family still be happy when the brother wasn’t? He must have depression! But his family won’t help him…*starts crying*

Jack: Piper…

Octavian: I do not recall that…interesting…song, but I’m glad, glad, glad you passed the test!

Jack: But why did you test me, now was that even a test!

Octavian: We have some explaining to do, follow me…

Piper: I’M SO SAD WE GOTTA SAVE THAT BROTHER!!!

Octavian: You too, Piper…

Piper: WAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

*The four of them walk out of the room, with Amelia dragging Piper out since she’s crying too hard.*

*Outside, a bunch of buildings are seen, on islands floating in the mists of the clouds.*

Jack: Wha-what place is thi-i-is…

Piper: Why-y can’t I-I stop crying…

Octavian: Welcome to Sky Island, also known as the Hub. It’s the explorer’s paradise, where an elite group of Poptropicans meet to discuss Poptropica’s secrets. Your mother and I were once the leaders of this group, and, since we are much too old, and you passed the test, it’s your turn, Jack.

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Jack: What? Me? An explorer? Oh no no no, you got me wrong…

*He gets confused by all the stares surrounding him.*

Jack: I’m sorry I just wanna make PopTube videos…

Piper: Then why did I see all those journal entries on how you want to TRAVEL ACROSS POPTROPICA?!

*Piper pulls out a piece of picture that shows some terrible doodles of Jack on various islands, smiling and holding a camera.*

Jack: WHY DID YOU LOOK IN MY DIARY?!

*Jack blinks a few times, grabbing the paper out of Piper’s hand and ripping into shreds.*

Jack: Fine, I admit it, I kinda wanna be an explorer. That’s what my PopTube channel was actually going to be about. I was just too scared t say it cause I thought you guys were so strict and stuff…

Amelia: Don’t worry, I’m a cool mom. Peace bro.

Jack: You are trying way too hard.

Octavian: Anyways, Piper, Jack, I’d like to share so, things with you, so follow me.

Piper: Yay!

Octavian: Exhibit A, the blimp. Or as I like to call it/her, Aurora. I got her back in-

Piper: Aurora? Wasn’t that the name of some sleeping princess or something?

Jack: Doesn’t it mean “dawn” in Latin? If it is, then that is a truly great name for a blimp.

Octavian: Actually, I named Aurora after one of my close relatives.

Piper: AWESOME!

Octavian: Um, actually, that’s all I have to say about Aurora, so um, let’s move on, shall we?

*A few minutes later, the three of them are at what seems to be a little house.*

Octavian: Exhibit B, my team.

*They walk into the house where they see a bug table, with three men and a woman discussing something. Maps and computer screens line the walls, and there is a fireplace burning behind the group.*

Man: Oh, there you are Octavian, you were almost late! Thank goodness you’ve made it, we got some urgent news to discuss. And who are those children with you?

Octavian: That’s my son, Jack, and the girl, Piper, is just staying with us for a while, until she can get back to her true home.

Woman: How kind of you.

Jack: Dad, who are these people?!

Octavian: Maybe they can introduce themselves. Most of them aren’t here today but oh well…

Bob: Hey y’all, I’m Bob Billy. I like being a cowboy! But exploring is better, ye-haw!

Billy: Hey y’all. I’m Billy Bob, I used to work on the same farm as Bob Billy, before we discovered our real passion.

Melissa: Hello. I am Melissa. Nice to meet you.

Piper: Gosh, she’s boring…

Octavian: And lastly…

President: You should know who I am, it’s me, Paul Tropica, President of Poptropica! I’m just here this one time because… our radars and cameras have shown a crazy man in a pink bunny suit, Dr. Hare, causing mayhem across a few of the islands, mainly Early Poptropica. We were able to hack onto his computers to find out that he’s heading for Shark Tooth next, but we couldn’t find where his main lab is. However, we did learn that this so called “super villain” is planning to take over Poptropica somehow. He has at least a dozen henchmen, so this is gonna be a tough one, folks.

Jack: Did you say, Dr. Hare…

President Paul Tropica: Yes. Yes I did.

Jack: We saw him before, twice actually!

Bob: Whaaaaaat…

Piper: He broke into our school with all his scary henchmen, and then one of them out this mind control helmet on this other girl and bam, she’s evil! And then they all run away! And then he steals all these items from these pilgrims!

Billy: Wow.

Bob: Intense.

Melissa: Thank goodness you’re OK. It’s a miracle.

Piper: Weird part is, he only seemed to care about my medallion.

*She pulls the medallion off her neck and holds it up so the group can see.*

President Paul Tropica: Is that, the legendary medallion we have all been searching for our entire lives?!

Piper: I don’t know what you’re talking about. How can it be legendary if it has a big crack in it and a shard is missing?

President: That’s exactly what they said the legendary medallion looks like!

Jack: Let’s just get out of here…

*Jack and Piper run out of the building, back to where Amelia is standing.*

Octavian: Um, guys?

*Bob, Billy, Melissa, and Paul all get this furious look on their face and they stare at Octavian, slowly walking towards him.*

Octavian: I’m out!

*Octavian runs away.*

A few minutes later…

Octavian: And finally, Exhibit C. Your mission.

Jack: What do you mean by mission?

Amelia: To become an explorer and save Poptropica from Dr. Hare, of course!

Jack: But I’m just a kid!

Amelia: We already got our chance to shine, now it’s time for you to, too.

Jack: OK then,

Octavian: You’ll still have to go to school every weekday, with summer break being the exception, obviously, and to get all As. You see, we weren’t expecting you to start exploring so young. But we have no choice, Poptropica is at risk.

Amelia: Also, to make sure you don’t get into too much trouble, we will be inserting a tracking device to…

Jack: My skull? Oh no…

Amelia: …the blimp.

Jack: Phew.

Octavian: Now, Jack, you also gotta try to be a nicer person if you want to be these Poptropican hero. Remember that.

Amelia: But don’t be too nice! Some people are just plain old mean and can lie to you.

Jack: OK, OK, I’ll be fine, I wasn’t going to go anywhere for a few days anyway…

Piper: What…what about me?! I want to help! I was the one who saved Early Poptropica, after all.

Jack: No, don’t…

Octavian: Piper, you can go. It’s always safer, and more fun, than going solo. But you need to try to be more serious, this is a very dangerous job. Yet it is one that may lead to you getting home. Please, just don’t be too nice. Promise me that you’ll at least try, OK?

Piper: Yes, sir!

Amelia: Octavian, I’m starting to have some doubts about this. Maybe we should just have someone else stop Dr. Hare, they are only 14…

Octavian: Look, if there’s someone who has the best chance of becoming heroes, it’s them.

Amelia: Why don’t we just call a babysitter and do it ourselves…

Octavian. No. Jack has the legacy, Piper has the medallion. We haven’t explored in years, Mel, we aren’t capable anymore!

Amelia: It’s Amelia.

Octavian: Oh, that doesn’t matter, Poptropica is at risk!

Jack: You know what, why don’t we just go home and think about this later. It is Sunday, y’know, which means school is tomorrow…

Amelia: Actually, it’s Monday. We kinda stayed up all night. School does start in half an hour, we should go now. I just realized how tired I really am…

Piper: WE CAN’T BE LATE! Come on, get into the blimp, we need to hurry! Zzz…*falls asleep*

Octavian: Maybe you two should just skip school and get some rest…*yawns*

Amelia: *yawns* I guess yawning is contagious… *yawns again*

Jack: Guess I’ll just lead the blimp home, gotta practice for when I’m an explorer.

Octavian: Go ahead, you got Aurora this far, you can take her back to Early Pop.

Jack: Wait, how do you control it even, I got here by accident!

Octavian: Nah, it was no accident. Just click this button right here, and a map should show up. Click on the island you would like to travel to, and she automatically takes you there! The map’s default is the Hub, so it’s no surprise that you round up here.

*Jack takes a closer look at the map, mainly focusing on Bay City, but then he notices something…missing.*

Jack: Um, dude, there’s a corner of the map missing. Actually, there are TWO corners missing!

Octavian: You would think that the printer messed up, I actually copied this from an original map I found, but that one corner has always been missing and as for the bigger one, I have no clue.

Jack: Oh, I see.

Amelia: Let’s just get home now… *yawn*

Octavian: You do the honors, Jack.

*Jack pushes the picture of Early Poptropica on the map, and the blimp soars through the morning sky. Piper seems to be asleep, but a tear is seen rolling down her eye.*

Piper (whispering to herself): Why does he always get the attention, it’s not fair…

END OF EPISODE

(During the end credits, a radar is seen with a robo-bunny head (representing Dr. Hare) moving closer and closer towards Shark Tooth Island.)

Pop TV: Episode 4

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Poptropica: The TV Series

Season 1, Episode 4

Time Mime

*Episode begins with Jack laying on the ground, regaining consciousness. He opens and closes his eyes once or twice before finally opening his eyes fully and standing up. He seems to be in some little town, a normal one, except for a laboratory being right in front of him.*

Jack: Wha-what, where am I? Where’s Piper?!

*Jack runs around, screaming Piper’s name.*

Jack: I guess this place is abandoned, no one’s even here. I never thought I would actually be worried about Piper for once.

*Just than, a woman with crazy hair walks out of the lab, crying.*

Jack: Looks like someone listened to me for once.

*Jack walks up to the woman.*

Jack: Have you seen a teen that’s my age who’s kinda short and has blonde hair and wears a rainbow headband around here, ma’am?

Woman: No, but we have a huge problem!

Jack: Um, what is it.

Woman: Follow me!

Jack: Um, I thought kids shouldn’t follow strangers, or even talk to them. Oh, oops. I’m talking to a stranger, yay…I’m just gonna try to find Piper now, bye!

Woman: You don’t understand! Please, come with me into the lab…

Jack: Ugh, whatever, I’ll help you with your “problem”.

Woman: Good, this is perfect…

*Jack and the woman enter the lab.*

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*Inside the lab, Jack immediately notices a huge, gray machine.*

Jack: Woah, what’s that?

Woman: It’s a time machine, that Peter Pendulum, AKA my boss, created. It only allows uses to go 50 years into the future, but more features will be added once he and my fellow coworkers return from vacation. You see, I’m in charge of watching over the lab.

Jack: But then what’s wrong?

Woman: It glitched or something, I don’t even know, so all these imprints th objects from history for mixed up in different time periods, ruining the future. Why don’t you enter the machine and see for yourself.

Jack: Um, OK I guess…

*Jack enters the machine, and a bright blue flags of light is seen as he travels into the future.*

Jack: OMZ, what happened to this place?

*The place looks like a war zone, all the buildings are in ruins, and people are walking around like cavemen.*

Future Jack: Hello, younger me.

Jack: What was that?!

Future Jack: Over here! I’m you but 50 years older.

Jack: You look…old.

Future Jack: I’m only 64.

Jack: Still…

Future Jack: Anyways, I need you to fix the last and save the future. Here’s a list of all of the objects you need to find and return.

Jack: Um, how do you know all of this?

Future Jack: I have my ways. Anyways, here in my hand is the device you can use to travel back in time.

Jack: How did you even get it though?

Future Jack: You see, this device is a gift from my friend, who likes to call himself the “Time Mime”. Look, you can see him performing right over there!

*Time Mime pretends that he’s climbing a mountain, but eventually falls over and hurts his leg.*

Time Mime: I’m seriously done with this acting job, what’s even the point of it?

Future Jack: Shhh, we’ll get a thousand credits for doing this, some of those explorers are darn rich. Now get back in character before Jack hears!

Jack: Um, what was that…

Future Jack: Oh, just nothing you need to worry about. Anyways, here is the device. Use it wisely, and don’t lose it! Don’t wanna waste budget money.

*The Time Mime walks away angrily.*

Future Jack: Hehe, I mean, I don’t wanna waste MY money, it sure cost a lot, know what I mean?

Jack: Just give me the dumb thing so I can get out of here and save Piper!

Future Jack: OK, fine, take it younger me.

*Future Jack tosses the device over to the younger Jack.*

Jack: It’s time to fix time.

*Jack uses the dial on the small gold device to go back in time.*

*A montage, that lasts about a couple minutes, is then shown. A song is playing in the background as Jack is seen helping some historical people in all different time periods.*

Jack: OK, I returned all the items back to where they belong, now it’s time to go see the new future!

*The good future is all futuristic and sunny and happy with Hoverboards and hover cars and hover houses and everything hover.*

Jack: This is surprisingly cliche, I think I’m just gonna go back to the present now.

Future Jack: Wait wait I got you a medallion wait! Oh, he’s gone. Whatever…

Back in present day…

Jack: Now I gotta go tell that woman that I fixed everything.

*Jack walks into the lab. It’s empty. He’s runs back to the deserted street.*

Jack: None of this makes sense! None of it! The woman is gone! and I never heard of anything that I saw in the last until now, they had to be fake! Where’s the Battle of Poptropolis, where’s the formation of the Poptropican democracy? Not even one mention of President Paul Tropica? And those past people didn’t even notice that I was wearing modern clothing? None of that was real, none of it!

*Jack walks around in confusion for a few minutes, until he realizes something.*

Jack: When I traveled back in time, they were saying things about the “United States”, the country where Piper was from. Odd…where even is Piper? Wait, Piper’s not here at all! In fact, no one’s here!

*In his rage, Jack runs straight forward, right into a…wall?*

Jack: What?! There isn’t a wall here…oh no, what if I’m turning into a mime! What if Time Mime’s time travel device makes everyone who uses it turn into mimes permanently? What do I do, what do I do?!

*He then punches the wall a bunch of times. Suddenly, the entire thing collapses and he sees his parents, Piper and some other strangers in a dark room. One of the strangers looked exactly like that scientist woman, one looked exactly like the Time Mime, and the rest looked like all the historical characters Jack met.*

Jack: Um, um, what the heck are you doing here?!

Octavian: You far exceeded our expectations, Jack.

Jack: Expectations? You knew about this?!

Amelia: Well, not the blimp part, that is. We were planning to do the test in a few years, but then we got that phone alert about you and Piper stealing our blimp…

Jack: This was a test?

*Octavian and Amelia fall silent, staring at Jack’s shocked facial expression. After a few moments of silence, Octavian says something.*

Octavian: Yes, it was a test. We just couldn’t think of any other way to decide whether you’re ready of being an explorer. Your mother and I were once explorers ourselves, you know…

END OF EPISODE

(All that is seen during the end credits is a sign that says “To be continued…” while some music is heard in the background.)

Pop TV: Episode 3

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Poptropica: The TV Series

Season 1, Episode 3

Blimp Ride

*The episode opens with Piper and Jack sleeping in the bunk bed. An alarm clock is heard beeping and she wakes up, her hair a total mess. Piper presses the snooze button, and falls back asleep. But the alarm beeps again an hour or so later. Jack is a deep sleeper and didn’t even notice the alarm.*

Piper: Ugh…

*She rubs her eyes and then looks at the clock. It’s 7:59 am.*

Piper: OH NO, I’M GOING TO BE LATE TO SCHOOL!!!

*She quickly puts on a sweatshirt and sweatpants over her pajamas and runs out the door ending up at the school 5 minutes later. She sees no one there. She looks through a window, it’s dark inside.*

Piper: Oh right, it’s Sunday…*sigh*

*Piper walks home, where she realizes that everyone is still sleeping, so she climbs back into bed and dozes off once again.*

*Later, Piper walks downstairs and sees Jack, Octavian, and Amelia watching TV in the living room.*

Amelia: Hello Piper, how did you sleep?

Piper: Good, I guess.

Jack: Um… if you just woke up, then why are you dressed?!

Piper: *nervously laughs* You see, I um, thought I had school…

Jack: *slaps hand on his face and nods his head*

Octavian: Anyways, me and your mom are going to go see a movie and go out for dinner. You’re 8th graders, old enough to stay home yourself.

Amelia: We are going to leave at 4 and we should be home by 9. If you need anything then just call us, and don’t answer the door-

Piper: Why are you telling us if you’re not leaving for hours?

Jack: Because it’s 2 pm.

Piper: I slept for that long?!

Jack: Yup. Guess you shouldn’t have stayed up till 5 am.

Piper: Ugh, you’re no fun. Can we go outside or something, I’m bored.

Jack: OK.

*Outside, the kids notice the mysterious shack.*

Piper: Ooh, I wonder what’s in there-

Jack: No, no, don’t touch! My dad said to never go near it.

Piper: We could tonight…

Jack: *smiles*

THEME SONG PLAYS

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