Getting the Bugs Out
Story Editor: Douglas Langdale
Written by: Steve Roberts
© Disney 1994
Transcribed by SlytherinArtist
Screenshots by Calluna
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• Text-only transcript
Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Carpet, Genie, Iago, Machanicles
Scene 1 - The Agrabah Marketplace.
The scene opens in the Agrabah marketplace. We see a vendor and
a customer haggling. The camera pans right down the street, and
we see Jasmine, in her peasant robes, looking at stands with Iago
on her shoulder. She contemplates some melons, then waves her
hand and walks on.
(A vendor holds up a pot.)
Vendor 1: Wares! Get your Wares.
Iago: Wares? You call this junk wares? (Points to the pots the
man has) It looks more like whats or whys.
Jasmine continues to walk. She comes to another stall, and sees
something, as her face lights up.
Jasmine: Oh look! This would be perfect for my
father’s toy collection. (She holds a jeweled dragonfly,
and then another hand comes into the shot, and snatches the toy
out of her hand)
Vendor 2: Careful! This is a priceless family heirloom! (Iago
looks skeptical at the mans claims, as Jasmine thinks) Very expensive!
One hundred dinari!
Jasmine: Does it work?
Vendor 2: (looks surprised, then crafty) But of
course! (He throws the dragonfly into the air, Iago watches it
go up, and cuts his eyes to the camera. Then, the dragonfly lands
on his head)
The man bends to the ground to pick up the dragonfly with a sheepish
look on his face, brushes the toy off, and then looks up into
the angry faces of Jasmine (with her arms crossed) and Iago.
Vendor 2: Ok, it’s not a family heirloom;
it’s just a piece of junk I found near a canyon in the desert.
Jasmine: (Reaching into her bag and holding up two coins) I’ll
give you two dinari.
Vendor 2: (Holding out the toy and rolling his eyes) Sold.
Scene 2 - The Sultan’s Toy Room.
The scene looks upwards, to see all the beautifully
decorated kites hanging from the ceiling. We hear the sound of
something winding up. The scene then shifts downward, and we see
the Sultan and Aladdin at a table. The Sultan holds up a toy horse
and rider with a sword. Jasmine and Iago come in.
Jasmine: Father! Look what I found for you in the marketplace!
(She hands the toy to the Sultan. Iago flies off her shoulder
and lands next to the Sultan on the table)
Iago: A piece of junk if you ask me.
The Sultan looks at the toy, and his face shows delight.
Sultan: Absolutely exquisite!
Iago: Ya know, I helped pick it out!
The Sultan walks to another table, where Abu is sitting, chattering.
Jasmine walks next to her father.
Jasmine: Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work.
Abu: (looking sad) Ohhhhhhhh.
Sultan: (Chuckling) Oh, not to worry. I have some expertise in
(He pulls a screwdriver out of his pocket, and leans on the table
with Abu, digging at the toy)
Ah, here’s the problem. There’s a speck of grit stuck
(He taps the toy upside down on the table, and
a huge mound of sand comes out next to Abu, who looks startled.
The Sultan then holds the toy up and looks inside)
It seems the oil has run out. We can fix that.
(He reaches past Abu, who jumps out of the way, for an oil can.
He pours some into the back of the toy, then begins to wind up
the toy with a large gold key.)
(mumbling) Let’s see now… (He continues to wind up
the toy, concentrating)
Ah, that should do it.
The toy begins to gently flap its wings. Everyone
ooohs and aaahs as the toy slow lifts off the table and slowly
flies off. It spins softly in the air a few times, then three
steel spikes flash out. The group looks startled. The dragonfly
toy then shoots toward them. Everyone ducks as it darts past where
they had just been standing. Aladdin looks up as the toy then
crashes through all the Sultan’s kites, punching large holes
in all of them. It then proceeds to fly down, and crash through
several podiums that were holding large and expensive looking
toys, breaking them as they crash to the floor.
The toy continues around toward Jasmine and Aladdin. Aladdin pushes
Jasmine down with him, but the toy sticks Iago in the rear before
he flies up, and then chases down Abu, who runs across the room,
and jumps in a vase.
The Sultan is running across the other side of the room, panting,
before hiding behind a large statue of a gold elephant. The toy
buzzes by, cutting the head off the elephant. The Sultan sticks
his head up where the elephants should be.
Sultan: Aladdin! Do something!
Aladdin stands up from the floor, where he had been hiding with
Jasmine, pulling out the Genie’s lamp.
Aladdin: (Looking smug) Don’t worry, I’ll handle it.
(He rubs Genie’s lamp, which glows purple, and Genie shoots
out, lounging in a robe, bunny slippers, glasses, smoking a pipe,
and reading the paper. He looks down at Aladdin.)
Genie: Hey guys, what’s –
He is cut off as the dragonfly buzzes by again, making his head
(Aladdin looks up in shock as the toy turns around toward them
again. He whistles, and Carpet comes flying in through a window,
and lands beside Aladdin and Genie.)
Aladdin: Genie! Carpet! Stop that thing!
Genie: (salutes) It’s a done deal!
Genie transforms into a baseball player with a thick black mustache.
When the dragonfly comes back around again, he pulls back like
he is going to swing. At the last second, he simply holds the
bat, the toy bounces off, and Carpet catches it. Carpet then grabs
the toy with a tassel, and throws it to the ground, destroying
Genie: Nice catch Rug-Man! (They high-five each other)
Sultan: (running to Aladdin) Aladdin, how can I thank you! You
saved my life!
Aladdin: (shaking his hand) I did?
Genie: (to Carpet) He did?
Aladdin: Hey, I guess I did.
Jasmine: Aladdin! (She looks angry, and crosses her arms.)
Aladdin: (aside to Jasmine) Oh, come on Jasmine, it’s not
often I get a chance to impress your father.
(To Sultan) No thanks necessary sir, an adventurer such as myself
must laugh at danger, ha ha ha.
Genie comes over with carpet as the Sultan walks off.
Genie: Um, I’m confused. I smashed the thing.
Carpet caught it. What exactly did you do?
Aladdin: Well, uh –
The Sultan comes over and puts his hand on Aladdin’s shoulder.
Sultan: We must do something. What if there are more of those
things? No one in Agrabah would be safe!
Aladdin: Not to worry Sultan, I’ll get to
the bottom of this. Hey, come on guys. Let’s get to the
bottom of this.
He walks past Genie and Carpet, who shrug. Iago flaps over to
Jasmine and Abu, and drops the broken dragonfly toy in her hand.
He then sits in her hand, on top of the toy.
Iago: Nice present. (She looks displeased) Next time, why don’t
you just get him a cobra?
A spring comes out of the toy, launching Iago up with a loud
squawk. Jasmine looks pleased.
Scene 3 – On to the desert
Jasmine and Aladdin are flying on Carpet. Abu and Iago are sitting
behind them. Aladdin points.
Aladdin: There’s the canyon where the merchant said he
found that thing.
Carpet swoops down into the canyon. Meanwhile, we have beaten
them to the town, and we see the destruction. Wrecked buildings
and debris are everywhere. There are six townsmen talking.
Townsman 1: Oh, the destruction. We must ensure that this golden
plague never strikes again. We need a new leader.
Townsman 2: What?! Every new leader goes off to fight the golden
plague, and then WHAMMO! (slamming his fist) that’s the
last anyone ever sees of him. What we need now is a patsy, a dupe,
a fall guy, (Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago and Abu have arrived) some
completely bubble-headed chump who can be our new leader.
While he was talking, Carpet was coming in for
a landing. Aladdin had been standing up with his hand in the air
to get attention. Carpet stops abruptly, and Aladdin goes flying
off, and lands at the townsmen’s fees.
Townsmen 2: (slyly to first townsmen) Bingo. (To the crowd) Providence
has sent a man from the sky to be our leader.
The crowd cheers, and carries Aladdin of on their
shoulders. Abu shrugs, and Iago looks smug. The crowd continues
to carry Aladdin to a make-shift stage. Carpet drops Jasmine off
on the stage.
Aladdin: (Whispering to Jasmine) They can sense my inner strength.
(He catches some roses)
Jasmine: Oh brother.
The townspeople have dropped off two huge baskets of fruit on
the stage, into which Abu and Iago have dived into and started
eating, Abu and apple, and Iago a banana.
Townsman 1: Congratulations! (He places a flowerpot with a feather
in it upside down on Aladdin’s head) You are the new leader
of the village of Amina-Atway. Now get rid of the golden plague
for us. (Smiles big)
Iago: (Spitting out a slice of watermelon) PLAGUE?!
Aladdin: Leader? Uh, Gee, I’m, I’m honored, this
is so - (reacts to what was said) what was that about a plague?
Iago: (looks sick) Oh, I’m breaking out in blotches already.
Here, feel my forehead. (Grabs Abu’s paw and places it on
his head) I think it’s hot.
Townsman 2: (Points to the sky) Uh, that would be the golden
Townsman 1: (Pushes Aladdin out to the open) OK great leader,
There is screaming as the townspeople run to hide, and many large
golden metallic beetles come swooping in, clamping jaws with serrated
teeth. Aladdin scowls, and pulls out Genie’s lamp and starts
rubbing. Genie comes out. Meanwhile, Abu and Iago have picked
up the empty fruit baskets and hid under them.
Aladdin: (to Genie and Carpet) uh, you heard ‘em guys,
Abu and Iago peek out from under the baskets. Jasmine has found
a pole to use as a weapon and tosses it to Aladdin.
Jasmine: (sarcastically) Here you go, great leader.
Aladdin looks shocked. The beetles come down, barreling over
Genie and Carpet. Jasmine jumps out of the way as the beetles’
barrel into the stage, wrecking part of it. Abu and Iago peek
out from under the baskets, and go back down. Abu comes back out,
grabs an apple, and hides again.
The beetles swoop back around, barreling through buildings like
aircraft, with Carpet on their heels. They crash through two more
buildings, and Carpet rolls itself up like a newspaper. It swats
both beetles, and they plummet to the ground, destroyed.
Aladdin looks at this with Jasmine. He is leaning on the pole
Aladdin: (looking pleased) Huh.
There are several loud snapping sounds. He looks up, and another
beetle is snapping the end of his pole, coming toward him.
Jasmine gives him a push, and they both run and crawl under a
cart as the beetle flies off. It comes back around after them
again. Meanwhile, Genie has seen this, and transforms himself
into a fly-swatter. He goes after the beetle, and starts smacking
Him and Carpet go after two more. The beetles spin around a tree,
destroying it, and then fly down a street, with Genie and Carpet
on their tails. The crash through more buildings, then Carpet
doubles back, dunks itself into a barrel of water, and then continues
the case. The beetles are now high into the sky, when Genie catches
up and passes them. He transforms into a giant spray can, presses
his own head, and sprays both beetles.
Genie: (Smiling at the camera) Don’t worry, its ozone safe.
As the beetles are coughing in the haze, Carpet, still wet, snaps
both beetles, and they to plummet to the ground and are destroyed.
Abu and Iago look out from under their baskets, and see the coast
is clear. They come out happily. The townspeople also see that
it is safe, and they come out cheering for Aladdin.
Townspeople: Hurray for Aladdin!
Aladdin, still with the stupid flower pot on his head, crawls
out from under the cart with Jasmine. The Townspeople charge right
past Genie and Carpet, who had their hands out to shake, and go
straight to Aladdin. Genie and Carpet look puzzled.
Genie: (looking at Carpet and scratching his head) We got to
get ourselves a new agent.
Townsman 1: (speaking over the still cheering townspeople) You
have saved our village! You are a hero. From now on, your credit
is good in all our shops.
Aladdin: (accepts a bouquet of flowers) Eh, it was nothing. Anything
else giving you trouble? A barbarian horde perhaps?
Jasmine: (rolling her eyes and nudging Aladdin) Aladdin, don’t
you think you should share the credit?
She points to Genie and Carpet. Genie comes over, transformed
into a dog, and barks and licks Aladdin’s cheek.
Aladdin: Oh, thanks guys.
He hands the flowers to Genie the dog and walks off. Genie whines,
and both he and Carpet hang their heads.
Scene 4: Meet Machanicles
We are following another large golden beetle, as it sputters,
twists, and smokes toward a white, Greek-style building on a grassy
hill. Then, we are inside the building. Machanicles is inside,
checking things off on a scroll. He wears sandals, a red toga
with white sash, and a head strap, with a monocle in his right
Machanicles: Let’s see, polish beetles done, shine floor,
done. Ohhhhh, curses, missed a spot. Oh, I don’t know why
I bother, in half and hour, I’ll just have to do it all
over again! Great Zeus, the things I go through to maintain a
tiny headquarters for world domination.
He reaches for a large stack of towels, and beings to polish
the floor, which already has a mirror shine to it. He looks pleased
and stands up.
Machanicles: Ahhh, perfect!
Just then, the sputtering golden beetle crashes through the domed
ceiling, and smashes onto the floor, spraying oil everywhere.
Machanicles is beside himself with anger.
Machanicles: Scooter! You were supposed to be wreaking havoc
on those disorderly villagers! (He pinches head like he has a
headache and winces.) Not leaking oil all over my workshop!
The beetle, which is lying in a large pool of
oil, dips one of his legs in the oil, and then draws on the floor,
a picture of Aladdin (with flowerpot helmet) standing on a smashed
beetle, Genie punching one, and Carpet flying over one. Machanicles
bends to look at the picture.
Machanicles: What? Someone destroyed all my lovely beetles? (He
jumps up and starts yelling) How dare they meddle with Machanicles!
The greatest of the great Greek inventors!
Lightening crashes behind him as he yells. He kicks the beetle
out of the way, and bends over again, and pulls the monocle out
from his head, making a sort of telescope. He starts to analyze
the picture on the floor.
Machanicles: Now, let’s have a look at these troublemakers,
shall we? (He looks at Aladdin first) Dohhhhhhhh, what a scruffy
lot! (He then looks at Carpet, and then Genie) Obviously a gang
of hygienically challenged savages. (He stands up and thinks)
Well, those strangers should not be a problem, but the genie and
the carpet could be trouble. (He reaches for his scroll, and begins
to write again.) Take care of genie, take care of magic carpet
(He pauses to think again, and begins writing) permanently. Hahahahahahaha!
Scene 5 – Back at the Village
We are back in the village, and and hear music coming from a
half-wrecked building. Inside, there is a celebration going on.
Aladdin, Jasmine, and five of the townspeople are inside, laughing
and talking. Abu jumps up on the table, and engulfs a small pile
of fruit, then burps. Iago dances by with an apple on this head,
Iago: Ya da dad a, dadaa! (He tosses the apple
of his head, opens his mouth up wide, and swallows it.)
Goblets are held in the air for a toast.
Townsman 1: A toast to our great hero, Aladdin!
Aladdin smiles, nods, and sites back on a large
pillow behind him. Jasmine, sitting beside him, looks annoyed.
She shakes her head, then stands up.
Jasmine: Shouldn’t we get ready in case more of those things
Aladdin: Relax! The great bug destroyer is here. Or er, a, whatever
it is they call me. (He starts eating grapes.)
Scene 6 – Night at the Village.
We see the half-wrecked village, and it is now late night. Genie
and Carpet are sitting on a slab of stone.
Genie: Ah, it’s quiet out here.
He dashes off and transforms into a sailor, with a dark overcoat,
beard stubble, black knit cape, and telescope.
Genie: Ah, a little too quiet. (He starts looking
in all directions with his telescope) Reminds me of the time we
were stranded off Madagascar. (He turns to Carpet with a harsh
look on his face) And then the sharks came! They circled us for
days! (Carpet is now shivering, and flies off behind a stone.)
Waiting to make their move, waiting, (He slithers past Carpet,
who is shaking even more, with a shark fin and teeth) until suddenly,
without warning – they got bored, and went away. You know
sharks with their short attention spans. (Carpet flops on top
of the rock.)
Genie turns, and points toward the sky.
Genie: What’s that?!
In the light of the full moon, four golden beetles are heading
toward the village.
Inside the building, Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, and Iago are asleep.
Abu is asleep against a bowl, with his feet propped up against
a watermelon, and Iago is asleep inside the bowl, on top of the
fruit, with a banana peel on his beak. Every time he snores, the
banana peel flies up in the air, and lands on his beak. Genie
slips in the room, comes up to Aladdin to wake him.
Genie: (with spooky poltergeist voice) They're baaaack!
Aladdin stands up and yawns. Jasmine and Abu wake up and looks
at him. Aladdin picks up his flowerpot hat and puts it on.
Aladdin: Ok guys, its show time!
Outside, Aladdin marches out into the open, Carpet behind him.
Jasmine is being the wall, with Iago and Abu perched on her shoulders.
They gasp when they see the beetles. Genie has transformed, this
time, into an old west style gunfighter. Carpet gives the thumbs
up sign, Genie rips open his coat revealing the gun holsters on
his hips, and Aladdin narrows his eyes.
Aladdin: Ok bugs…
The beetles, which had been hovering overhead, open compartments
in their stomachs. Out come mechanical spiders on webbing, which
begin to lower to the ground. The spiders pause, open compartments
on their backs, and shoot out nets. One grabs Carpet, and the
other grabs Genie. Genie morphs back into his normal self. One
beetle pulls Carpet inside itself, but as Genie is almost pulled
inside the other, he disappears in a poof, to reappear the next
instant beside it.
Genie: Ah, Ah, Ahh, it’s not that easy to catch a genie!
Another beetle appears, and with a bellows and the sound of a
vacuum cleaner, sucks Genie inside itself.
Genie: (Inside the machine) However, it can be done!
The beetles then fly away, crashing through another
building that was standing, knocking it to the ground. The townspeople
are now angry.
Townsman 1: The great Aladdin has failed us!
Aladdin, still wearing the flowerpot, hangs his head. Abu is
on his shoulder.
Abu: (sounding sad) Ohhhhhh.
Townsman 2: He is nothing without his Genie and
Aladdin finally takes the flowerpot of his head and tosses it
Aladdin: Oh, they're right. I’m nothing without Genie or
Jasmine comes up behind Aladdin.
Jasmine: What are you talking about? You’ve
still got us.
Jasmine, Aladdin, and Abu look surprised as another voice joins
Iago: Oh no! Don’t look at me! It’s the great Aladdin’s
problem! (He bows) Nobody said anything about the great Iago!
He begins to walk off, when there is a squawk and a large bang.
Iago has slipped and landed in a pool of oil. He is covered in
Iago: Alright! Who spilled the oil? You’re just gonna to
wreck the environment!
He flaps out of the puddle as Jasmine comes over and bends down
next to him.
Jasmine: It is oil. It must have leaked out of one of those…things!
Aladdin: They left a trail of oil! (He looks down the street
and out of the town. He begins to run) Come on guys! This will
lead us right to their nest!
Abu runs behind him, Jasmine close behind. Iago starts to walk,
in the other direction.
Iago: OK, good luck! Let me know how the whole bug thing turns
Abu has come back, grabbed Iago’s tail feathers, and yanks
Iago with them.
Scene 7 – The Next Morning
The scene opens with Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, and
Iago coming over a hill, and ending at Machanicles headquarters.
Iago: Ohhh, I don’t believe it, the sun’s coming
up, not a wink of sleep, now I’m gonna be cranky the whole
Abu: Chatters and squeaks
Iago: I mean more so than usual!
The group comes up to the headquarters, and reaches two large
gold doors. At the top is a gold bulls head. Aladdin pushes on
the door, but it will not budge. Iago flies over.
Iago: Locked huh? Oh, what a shame, guess we’ll have to
go home now!
Iago flies up and lands on one of the bull’s horns. The
horn clicks down, and the doors spin around, knocking all four
inside. One inside, they are all sprawled on the floor, with Iago’s
We see Machanicles checking his list off again.
Machanicles: Took care of Genie, took care of Magic Carpet. Take
care of meddlesome strangers.
Back with Team Aladdin, Iago walks forward and comes up on one
of the beetles.
Iago: OK, I think we’ve seen enough. (The beetle slashes
a sword on the floor in front of him. Iago pats the sword with
a nervous chuckle) Hospitable little arthropods, aren’t
they? (He runs back, feathers flying, to the rest.)
Machanicles comes prancing in front of them.
Machanicles: Greetings meddlesome strangers! I am Machanicles,
the greatest of the great Greek geniuses!
The group simply looks at him.
Machanicles: Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Stop, stop, stop.
To make a long story short, I plan on taking over the world.
Iago: What?! (He flies up and snatches the scroll out of Machanicles
hand) Let me see that!
Iago flies overhead with it in his talons, reading to himself
Iago: Take out the trash, do the dishes, take over the world.
(grinning) Ohhhhh, this guy’s serious!
Machanicles runs after Iago, waving his hands
and running. Iago continues to fly just over head, taunting him
with the scroll.
Machanicles: My scroll! Give me back my -
Iago drops it in his hands, and flies off. Machanicles clutches
it to his chest.
Machanicles: You got little sticky wing prints –
Meanwhile, Abu is on top of a large urn, and is
taking the top off. His foot slips and hits the handle, spurting
oil out of the spout and onto the wall.
Machanicles: (screaming) THE WALL!
He runs over to the wall with a mop head on a crank, and begins
Machanicles: You have got to get these oil stains
right away or they will leave a mark!
Jasmine: (Whispering to Aladdin): Notice how this guy is nuts
about keeping things clean?
Aladdin: Right! (Points to Abu and Iago) You guys mess things
up while I find Genie and Carpet!
Abu and Iago get mischievous looks on their faces, and, happily
rubbing wings and paws together, go off to mess things up. Iago
flies to a tall bookshelf with scrolls, and begins to run on them,
knocking them all down.
Machanicles: (Trying to catch them) Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
I just alphabetized those!
Abu is on a table, screeching and pushing off vials, papers,
and towels. He grabs a wrench to throw, but as he pulls back,
Machanicles grabs the other end, and they play tug-of-war.
Machanicles: No, you are getting monkey germs on it!
Jasmine is at a huge pot with a spigot on it. She lounges against
it and looks coyly puzzled.
Jasmine: Now what ever could this be for?
Machanicles: NOT THE OIL!
Machanicles eyes are wild, and he puts his hands to his face
as Jasmine, looking sweet and innocent, turns the spigot. Oil
comes gushing out onto the floor. Machanicles draw drops in shock.
Aladdin runs up to a row of beetles sitting on
the side of the room. He goes to one with the bellows still sticking
out of it, and leans down to talk.
Genie: (From inside) Yeah, I’m caught in the filter.
Aladdin reaches inside, and pulls out the filter, which has Genie
twisted in it. He pops it, and Genie rolls out in a ball, eyes
rolling. He stretches and then looks at himself.
Genie: Whoa, that’s the cleanest vacuum I’ve ever
Genie goes to another beetle, and slides open a small door. Carpet
flies out. Aladdin whistles and Abu bounds over to him, passing
Machanicles who is mopping up a very large puddle of oil now.
As Abu passes, Machanicles sputters at him, and slips in his oil
Abu hops on Carpet. Aladdin kicks the first beetle, and they
begin to topple over, one into another like dominos. They then
fly out of the headquarters, through the revolving golden doors,
Iago flying after Carpet.
Machanicles, covered in oil, looks at his destroyed golden beetles.
Machanicles: What have you done to my beautiful pets? (Looks
at himself) And my new tunic - ruined?! Grrrrr (Bites on his tunic,
then spits it out. His eyes look wild) That tears it! (He pulls
out his scroll again and begins to write) I’ll wash the
dishes after I take over the world.
Scene 8 – Back on Carpet and to the Village
Everyone is on Carpet now, Iago perched on Aladdin’s shoulder.
Jasmine: You see Aladdin? You thought you were nothing without
Genie and Carpet. But you did it! You destroyed the beetles and
saved the village!
Jasmine hugs Aladdin. Just then, they hear a very loud rumbling
and crunching. They all turn around, to see the ground around
Machanicles headquarters crumbling. Then, headquarters rises right
of the ground – it’s on top of another one of Machanicles
inventions, a large red and black mechanical bug. They stare in
shock, Abu and Iago on Genies shoulder, as it continues to come
out of the ground, on six legs, with Machanicles controlling it
from a space in front.
Iago: (sarcastically) Saved the village, huh?
Carpet takes off as fast as it can when the machine bites at
Iago: Hold that thought.
The machine begins to lumber after them, toward the village.
The giant six-legged, red and black mechanical beetle marches
down the cavern, with Machanicles furiously working levers to
operate it. As it marches up to the town, it’s large shadow
blocks the town, and the townspeople run in panic.
Townsman 2: (looking up) Oh, you have got to be kidding!
Carpet with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie on it, Abu and Iago perched
on Genie’s shoulders, swoops up to the beetle, then back
down, away from it. Carpet lands, and the others jump off. Abu
and Iago jump to the ground.
Iago: Oh, this is a switch – a bug is gonna
step on us!
The machine begins to march on the village, smashing outer walls.
The first village man runs to Aladdin.
Townsman 1: Sorry we were so rude when you failed the last time.
But in the name of fair play, we'll give you another chance! (He
starts running) Break a leg!
He hides in a building with several other townspeople, watching.
Aladdin and Jasmine scowl at him as Iago lands
on Aladdin’s shoulder.
Iago: What a bunch of yellow-bellied, lily-livered cowards! (Another
loud crunch is heard, and the ground shakes, almost knocking him
off Aladdin’s shoulder.) My kind of guys! (He tears out
The beetle is now in the village, and two children, who had been
hiding under a cart, scream and run as one of the beetles massive
legs crushes it. Aladdin turns to Jasmine, grabbing her shoulders.
Aladdin: Jasmine, what was wrong with that dragonfly you gave
Jasmine: (nervous and thinking hard) The oil had leaked out, and
uh, uh, he said it was full of sand!
The machine is crushing trees and marketplace stalls.
Aladdin: Right! (He snaps his fingers and runs to Carpet and
Genie) Guys, you think you could whip up a sandstorm? I’m
gonna go see if there’s some way to let the oil out of that
He comes back to Jasmine, Abu on his shoulder. He hands Abu to
Jasmine: (Hugging Aladdin) Be careful.
The machine is stomping along, Machanicles still at the controls,
now with his checklist.
Machanicles: Ahhh, lets see, shake ground, knock down trees,
terrorize villagers, AH! Torch buildings!
He marks his scroll off with a flourish, and works
another lever. A small cannon comes up off the front of the machine,
and flames shoot out, consuming a building.
Meanwhile, Genie and Carpet are beginning to start a sandstorm.
Genie begins to whirl quickly, and Carpet buries himself in the
sand, to get started. When Carpet jumps up into Genie’s
windstorm, they get tangled up, and land hard on the ground. They
look at each other.
Genie: Shall we try that again?
The machine stomps past a building, and Aladdin, with a vase
of water, jumps on. Machanicles sees him, but Aladdin hangs on
to the machine’s jaw with one hand, and pulls himself up,
almost dropping the vase. When he gets all the way up, he drops
the water on the flame, neutralizing that weapon. Aladdin yells
Aladdin: OK Machanicles, your gears are numbered!
Machanicles: As the great Greek philosopher Plato said –
Machanicles pulls yet another lever, and two arms come from the
inside of the machine’s mouth, each holding swords. As they
both swing at Aladdin, he jumps, and they hit each other instead.
Aladdin grabs a sword and yells again at Machanicles.
Aladdin: Not bad, eh.
Machanicles: (Yawning) Yes, yes, yes, very amusing, it’s
a shame I must destroy you.
He pulls a switch, and a trap door under Aladdin opens, pulling
him in. Inside, Aladdin begins jumping on giant gears and wheels,
trying to keep from getting squashed by the moving parts.
Outside, Jasmine, Abu, and Iago are inside the building with
the villagers as the machine goes past.
Jasmine: Aladdin needs our help! What are you, men or mice?
Townsman 2: We’re men of course, it’s just that we
are cowards. Or was that a rhetorical question?
Iago: Ya know, you guys take all the fun out of being a coward!
He flies off after Jasmine and Abu, who are standing in front
of the beetle, watching it destroy a bridge. Jasmine looks at
the machine, and then at her surroundings.
Jasmine: Maybe we can rope that horn!
Iago: Oh sure, now there’s a plan. Are you running a fever
He waits while Jasmine gets a rope, and hands it to Abu. Abu
begins to tie one end around his waist, while Jasmine takes the
Jasmine: Tie it to the horn – I’ll tie this end around
Jasmine runs off. Iago comes down and grabs Abu’s
vest with his talons, and lifts up, chasing after the rampaging
machine, still complaining.
Iago: I knew it, I knew it! I should have stuck with cowardice!
Ya never go wrong that way!
He and Abu have reached the machine. Iago tosses Abu, who loops
around the horn several times. Abu ties it off, and Iago grabs
him and they fly back to Jasmine, who has tied her end around
a large tree.
Machanicles sees this and begins to direct the machine to pull,
trying to free itself. At first it does not budge and the groups
Jasmine: It worked, it worked!
But the tree is finally torn from the ground. They duck as it
flies over them. With the tree still attached to the rope to the
horn of his machine, Machanicles begins to swing back and forth,
smashing the tree into even more buildings.
As the group looks on in dismay, Abu sees something and starts
pulling on Jasmine. They look over, and a large, blue sandstorm
is coming around the mouth of the canyon.
Jasmine: It’s Genie! He did it!
The storm heads to Machanicles, who is trying to cover his eyes.
He pulls out his scroll and begins to write again.
Machanicles: Next time, get the weather report before any global
Inside the machine, Aladdin is still jumping from wheels and
gears. Sand begins to swirl around him. He looks up, and sees
a large pipe with a small oil drip. He jumps onto a large gear,
riding it up to the pipe. Once there, he begins to slash at the
pipe, finally making it bust, and oil pours out.
Outside, Machanicles realizes something is wrong
with his machine as it begins to grind and shake.
Machanicles: Hmmm, better shift into fourth!
He grinds a few levers, and the machine begins to shake more,
but does move faster. As it beings to shake violently, Aladdin
is shaken from his pipe, falls, but manages to grab the end, hanging
on. His sword is knocked to a platform below.
He losses his grip, and falls onto another gear, and is lying
on that dazed. He looks up, and sees that he is about to be crushed
as another gear is heading toward him. But he has fallen next
to the platform where is sword is. He quickly grabs that, and
shoves it into the gears, jamming the whole machine.
Outside, Machanicles knows the problem is too big to be dealt
with in the village. He pulls his scroll out again and begins
Machanicles: Beat hasty retreat.
He grabs the controls of the machine, now jerking and turns it
around, squeaking and smoking, and starts walking up the hill.
The villagers watch this, and begin to look happy.
Townsman 2: Our side’s winning!
Townsman 1: You know what that means?
Townsman 2: Join in at the last second –
Both: And take credit for the victory!
All the townsmen run outside, cheering, and grab the rope that
is still dangling from the huge beast's horn. They begin to pull,
and finally the machine just gives up, and falls backward. It
begins to roll down the hill toward them, and everyone runs, screaming
run, and it tries to bowl everyone down.
Aladdin is being thrown around inside, trying to dodge loose
parts coming at him.
The villagers, Jasmine, Abu, and Iago have run against a building,
but scatter as they see the machine is not stopping. It rolls
over that building, completely destroying in, and heads toward
another, demolishing that one as well, before finally coming to
a stop in the center of the smoking town. Aladdin crawls out of
the wreckage and heads toward Genie and Carpet, who have also
come to a stop.
Aladdin: (patting Genie’s shoulder) Oh, thanks for the
Genie: No sweat! (Stars begin to fly around his head as he gets
dizzy) Hey, be a pal and make everything stop spinning, would
He falls over and his feet fly in the air before landing. Jasmine
runs to hug Aladdin as the sun begins to shine on the city once
again and the villagers gather around the group.
Jasmine: You did it Aladdin, you saved the village!
Aladdin: NO, we did it together! We all saved the village!
Genie, Carpet, Iago, and Abu look delighted.
Townsman 1: (looking around at the demolished village) And what
village would that be?
Iago: (flapping over and grabbing the man): Oh
lovely, go ahead, ruin the moment you malcontent!
Aladdin: (Looking at Genie) Think you could help rebuild it?
Genie: Hey, what are semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic powers for?
Aladdin: Hey, wait a second, what about Machanicles?
Just then, a small door open on the smoking hull
of the wrecked machine, and a large, gold, metal larva shaped
pod shoots out. It sprouts green and black wings, and Machanicles
is seeing in the drivers’ seat.
Machanicles: You puny-minded fools thought you could stop Machanicles!
(shakes fist) Ha ha, it is to laugh! I’ll be back and I’ll
have my revenge on you, Aladdin!
The entire group looks at him as he flies off. Machanicles pulls
out a scroll and begins to write.
Machanicles: Get revenge on Aladdin (swipes a finger on the escape
pod and comes back with oil) Clean escape pod wing.
He flies off into the sky as the screen fades to black.