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This is a transcript of the Dragon Tales episode "Tails You Lose" from season one, which aired on September 9, 1999.

Dialogue[]

  • [Max is seen standing on a chair, flapping his arms with a pillow in his shirt. Emmy comes into the playroom, kicking a soccer ball, which lands right into the toy box.]
  • Max: Huh?
  • Emmy: [depressed] Hey Max.
  • Max: [in a deep voice] I’m not Max, my name is Ord. Wanna play Dragon? We can fly, we can eat dragon berries and we can make dragon corn.
  • Emmy: Not right now.
  • Max: [still imitating Ord] Come on. It’ll be great.
  • Emmy: No. No! NO!
  • Max: [in his normal voice, startled] Whoa! What’s wrong?
  • Emmy: I lost the stupid soccer game. I’m never ever going to play again!
  • Max: [imitating Ord] Never, ever?
  • Emmy: Hey "Ord", how come you're not in Dragon Land?
  • Max: [imitating Ord] Max and I have been waiting for you.
  • [They take out the box and open it to reveal the magic dragon scale.]
  • Emmy: Hello, dragon scale. [They hold it]
  • Emmy and Max: I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to fly with Dragons, in a land apart!
  • [The pillow under Max's shirt falls out. The dragon tapestries fly off the wall and spin around Emmy and Max; flash and fade to white as they vanish. Fades in to near the rainbow river. Zak and Wheezie are dressed in marching uniforms and conducting music for Cassie and Ord to dance to.]
  • Zak: [singing slowly and calmly:] The wings on the dragon go up and down, up and down, up and down. The wings in the dragon go up and down, up and down --
  • Wheezie: OHH!!! They're dragons, Zak! Not snails!
  • Zak: Slow music is better for the game.
  • Wheezie: Is not!
  • Zak: Is too!
  • Wheezie: Is not
  • Zak: Is too!
  • Wheezie: Is NOT!
  • [She takes the baton from him.]
  • Wheezie: [singing fast and energetic:] The wings on the dragon go up and down, up and down, up and down. The wings in the dragon go up and down, all over Dragon Land. The wings on the dragon go up and down, up and down, up and down. The wings in the dragon go up and down, all over Dragon Land. [stops singing] Freeze!
  • [Ord and Cassie stop dancing and freeze like statues.]
  • Wheezie: [laughs] I just loooooove freeze dance!
  • [Emmy and Max appear.]
  • Emmy and Max: Hi, everybody!
  • [They all say hello.]
  • Zak: They're here!
  • Wheezie: Perfect timing! You wanna play freeze dance?
  • Emmy: What's that?
  • Wheezie: Only the greatest game ever! Zak and I sing, and everybody else dances as wild as they want!!
  • Zak: And when the singing stops, you freeze!
  • Max: Like a statue?
  • Ord: No, like a popsicle.
  • Zak: YOU'RE OUT!
  • Cassie: Ord isn't out. That's just practice.
  • Zak: Then I'm practicing saying, "You're out."
  • [They laugh.]
  • Emmy: I definitely want to play freeze dance! How do you win
  • Zak: You just have to be the last one still frozen.
  • Wheezie: Wheezie, the Queen of Freezie, asks, "Is everybody ready?"
  • Others: Ready!
  • [All walk into dancing positions.]
  • Zak: [clears throat] A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three...
  • [The music begins, and everyone dances.]
  • Wheezie: The fire from the dragon goes puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff. The fire from the dragon goes puff, puff, puff, all over Dragon Land. The fire from the dragon goes puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, puff. The fire from the dragon goes puff, puff, puff, all over Dragon Land.
  • [Emmy and Cassie bump into each other and fall.]
  • Emmy: Sorry.
  • [Emmy and Cassie laugh; more dancing, Ord shakes his tail.]
  • Max: [laughs] That looks funny!
  • Zak: FREEZE!
  • [Zak stops the music and everyone freezes. Cassie, who is airborne, falls to the ground.]
  • Zak: YOU'RE OUT!
  • Cassie: [sighs] Oh, well.
  • Wheezie: Everybody unfreeze!
  • Emmy: I won!
  • Zak: You haven't won yet. There's still three of you left.
  • [Ord and Max laugh.]
  • Emmy: Not for long!
  • [Cassie is out of the game.]
  • Zak: Ding! Round two!
  • [The music resumes.]
  • Wheezie: Da, da, dum, da, da, dum, da, da, dum, dum dum... da, da, dum, da, da, dum...
  • Cassie: Go, everybody, go!
  • Wheezie: Come on, Zak! Kick it!
  • [They fall, and Zak hurts his foot from the fall.]
  • Zak: YEOW!!
  • Wheezie: Oh, sorry!
  • Zak: Ouch, ouch, ouch! Ouch, ouch, ouch! Ouch, ouch, ouch!
  • Wheezie: Freeze!
  • [They freeze. Emmy, who is on one leg, stumbles.]
  • Emmy: Whoa!
  • [She falls backwards into the river.]
  • Zak: YOU'RE OUT!
  • Emmy: No! It’s a do-over. I wasn’t ready. [gets out of the water]
  • Zak: No do-overs. That’s the rule. You move, you lose.
  • Emmy: But I can freeze again. Watch. [strikes the same pose from before] See? [stumbles] Whoa!
  • [She falls in the water again, this time with wet flowers and weeds in her hair. Ord and Max are still frozen, but Max is struggling a bit.]
  • Wheezie: Everybody unfreeze.
  • [Emmy gets up as Ord and Max head over to her.]
  • Max: Emmy, are you okay?
  • Ord: [chuckles] Pretty hat, Emmy.
  • Zak: You’re...
  • Wheezie: ... out!
  • Emmy: I’m not out! I’m not! You don’t play fair! I want another chance!
  • Cassie: Sorry Emmy, but we have to play the game by the rules.
  • Emmy: Rules stink! And losing stinks!
  • Wheezie: Look at it this way, Emmy; next time you might win.
  • Emmy: Nuh-uh! I’m never ever playing freeze-dance again! I’m going home!
  • Cassie: Don’t go, Emmy.
  • Emmy: Come on, Max.
  • Max: But I want to stay here and play.
  • Emmy: [sternly] I said, "Come on, Max!"
  • Ord: Oh, can’t Max stay?
  • Zak: We’ll finish this game, and then we’ll play a new one.
  • Emmy: No! I’m not playing anymore! Freeze dance is dumb.
  • Max: Well, I’m gonna stay!
  • Emmy: Fine! I’m going home! [walks away from them] I wish, I wish, to use this rhyme, to go back home, until next time!
  • [She is surrounded by sparkles and disappears alone.]
  • Max: [waving] Bye, Em.
  • [Emmy returns to the playroom. She gets a whale hand puppet from the table.]
  • Emmy: Hey, Mr. Whale. What do you want to do today? "No silly games, that's for sure." How about coloring? [She makes Mr. Whale nod] I can't lose at that. [Puts Mr. Whale on the chair post] No peeking.
  • [She works on a picture.]
  • Emmy: You can look now, Mr. Whale. What do you think?
  • [She made a picture of her friends playing freeze dance at the river.]
  • Emmy: It’s Max and my dragon friends playing freeze dance. "If they're your friends, how come you're not playing too?" It's a dumb game! [looks at the picture and sighs] They do look like they’re having fun... More fun than me, anyway. [realizing] Maybe I should go back. Just to make sure Max is all right.
  • [Mr. Whale nods; she goes over to the secret drawer.]
  • Emmy: Thanks for listening, Mr. Whale.
  • [She gets out the scale and holds it.]
  • Emmy: I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to fly with dragons, in a land apart.
  • [She is brought to the river, where the game is still going on. All her friends are laughing and having a good time. Quetzal comes upon her.]
  • Quetzal: Freeze!
  • Emmy: Quetzal!
  • Quetzal: Aren’t you playing, Emmy?
  • Emmy: [stubbornly] No. Freeze dance is a dumb game!
  • Zak: Freeze!
  • [Everyone freezes; Ord falls out of the sky and into the river, water splashes all over Zak and Wheezie. A fish who ended up on Zak's hat squirts water in his face.]
  • Wheezie: [laughs]
  • Quetzal: Looks like fun to me.
  • Emmy: Yeah, but watch.
  • Zak: YOU'RE OUT!
  • Emmy: See? Ord’s going to get mad just like I did!
  • [Ord comes out of the water and dries off; he accepts defeat and is not mad.]
  • Quetzal: Ord doesn't seem too upset about being out.
  • [The gang resumes their game]
  • Emmy: Ord doesn't know that games are only fun if you win.
  • Quetzal: Tell me, querida, are you having fun standing here while others are playing?
  • Emmy: Not really.
  • Quetzal: Then what's more important? Winning or playing with your friends?
  • Emmy: Winning is the most important thing! ... Isn't it?
  • Quetzal: Is it?
  • [Emmy looks her friends playing and feels contrite.]
  • Emmy: No, it isn't. Thanks, Quetzal.
  • [They join the others.]
  • Quetzal: Freeze!
  • Max: Emmy, you're back!
  • [Max and Emmy double high-five]
  • Emmy: Can I play?
  • Wheezie: [hugs her] Wow, I just loooooove having you back! And your front too. [laughs]
  • Zak: Oh, Max!
  • [Zak elongates "Max."]
  • Wheezie: You're out!
  • [Cassie is the only one still frozen.]
  • Wheezie: And the winner is... Cassie! Unfreeze.
  • Cassie: Emmy! You’re h-- Did you say I won? [Wheezie nods] I won, I won, I won! Ready for a new game?
  • [Emmy nods; they get into position.]
  • Quetzal: Wait. Let the maestro play the music.
  • [He gets out a baton of his own and conjures up a conductor's hat; he puts his baton in the river and makes music come out.]
  • Wheezie: Shall we dance?
  • [They all dance; Ord and Cassie do some synchronized swimming in the river.]
  • Quetzal: Freeze!
  • [They freeze; Ord and Cassie, who were underwater at the time, choke and gasp for breath, and come right out.]
  • [Ord and Cassie coughs and gasps]
  • Cassie: Oh, well.
  • Quetzal: Ord, Cassie... Aaaaaaadiós!
  • [Ord and Cassie leave the game; Emmy smiles. The dancing continues.]
  • Quetzal: Freeze!
  • [They freeze again; Emmy, who was doing a handstand, stumbles.]
  • Emmy: Whoa! [falls]
  • Quetzal: Sorry, querida!
  • Emmy: You mean, I’m out?!
  • Wheezie: Don’t love this!
  • Zak: I can’t look!
  • [Emmy stands and leaves the game.]
  • Ord: Do you think she's gonna leave again?
  • [Emmy stops and laughs, turning around.]
  • Emmy: No way! I'm just kidding! Hurry up so we can play again!
  • Others: Definitely!
  • [Quetzal winks at Emmy; changes back to Emmy and Max's house.]
  • Emmy and Max: I wish, I wish, to use this rhyme, to go back home, until next time.
  • [They return to the playroom.]
  • Emmy: Max, did you see where my soccer ball went?
  • Max: [gets it out of the chest] The one you never, ever want to play with again? [kicks it to her]
  • Emmy: I changed my mind. [practices with it]
  • Max: Hey, Emmy! Freeze! [Emmy freezes] You got some jelly on your chin!
  • [Emmy feels her face.]
  • Max: YOU'RE OUT!
  • [They laugh and Emmy backs away, revealing she added herself to the picture of the freeze dance game. Fade to black.]
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