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How the Rubbadubbers Came to Be is the first Rubbadubbers special and was produced by Sabella Dern Entertainment in collaboration with Mattel Creations/Mattel Television. This special is one of the two specials to be produced during the Back in the Bathroom! CGI spin-off/revival.

Plot

The Rubbadubbers are looking through the scrapbook and seeing the many memories they have shared over the years, along with Benjie and Sis's family. After getting curious about how the Rubbadubbers really came to be, he soon wishes he would actually revisit those memories. With Reg's Time Taxi on board, they, along with Finbar, go back in time to discover the story of Benjie and Sis's first days in Bathsville City and how the Rubbadubbers first got started. After getting into some mishaps, Terence soon discovers that it's good to look back and cherish their memories of each other.

Characters

  • Tubb
  • Terence
  • Finbar
  • Winona
  • Reg
  • Amelia
  • Sploshy
  • Benjie
  • Sis
  • Benjie and Sis's family

Roles

  • Terence - himself
  • Reg - Reg the Memory Traveler
  • Finbar - Taxi Assistant Finbar

The other Rubbadubbers are themselves in the flashbacks.

Cast

Script

  • (The Rubbadubbers are looking at Benjie and Sis's scrapbook, which contain memories of their family and the Rubbadubbers through photos (screenshots created specifically for this episode and screenshots taken from the original stop-motion series))
  • Terence: Ooh! What a lovely scrapbook they got. Where did they get all those photos?
  • Reg: Benjie and Sis have been taking photos of their family and us Rubbadubbers over the past- (studders) for a long time now. Quite amazing, isn't it?
  • Terence: Oh, yeah! (points at the image where Benjie and Sis are using him for the first time) Look! There's Benjie and Sis using me for the first time!
  • (The Rubbadubbers are quite astonished by this memory.)
  • Finbar: Very impressive for a crocodile who doesn't like water! Arr arr arr.
  • Terence: Ahem. (He glares at Finbar, who looks at him confused)
  • Finbar: Oh. Sorry.
  • (The Rubbaudubbers then look at the image where Terence is showing off his toothbrush talents to the other Rubbadubbers (this is from the episode "Terence's Double Trouble"))
  • Amelia: Look! This must be the time where you realized you also had a talent of your own, Terence!
  • Terence: Most certainly, Amelia!
  • (Tubb takes out a photo showing the gang in front of the bathroom and shows it to the other Rubbadubbers)
  • Tubb: Look, everyone! This is an image of me and all of my other fellows we took when we all got together for the first time!
  • Sploshy: Ooh!
  • Winona: (squeaks)
  • Reg: Certainly. Benjie and Sis have gone off to their grandparents' home for their birthday, and they are coming back today with new photos to add to their scrapbook.
  • Terence: Hoo hoo! That sounds like fun!
  • Reg: It really is.
  • Terence: (ponders for a bit) But... do you think maybe I could revisit those memories?
  • Sploshy: (giggles) Silly Terence! You know you can't travel back in time! Even if you did, how would you be able to do it without being spotted by humans? (continues to giggle)
  • Tubb: (glares at Sploshy) Sploshy! We're looking at the scrapbook.
  • Sploshy: (stops giggling) Oh, sorry.
  • Tubb: But I think you may be right. Sure, revisiting those memories would be swim-min'! But it's probably just best to look back on our memories and reflect on them.
  • Winona: (squeaks)
  • Amelia: Winona's right! We can cherish the fond memories we have together!
  • Finbar: And we can look at Benjie and Sis without having to actually look at them! (laughs)
  • Terence: Hmm, I think you may all be right. But I really want to explore the memories!
  • (The other Rubbadubbers just shrug (or rolled their eyes) and resumed looking at the scrapbook, except for Reg who looks at him with a concerned look on his face.)
  • Reg: Terence? Are you alr- alr- Are you okay?
  • Terence: Umm, yeah. I think so. I just wanna know how we really got together.
  • Reg: That's for you to look and see.
  • Terence: I'm just not sure if I really want to look in the scrapbook.
  • Reg: Well, if you sure, then that's fine. (resumes looking at the memories in the scrapbook)
  • (Terence sighs as he continues to look in the scrapbook.)
  • Terence: If only I could actually revisit our memories and find out how we really got together!
  • (Thought bubble transition to the Time Taxi parking lot. A taxi is on the road, waiting for Terence to hop in.)
  • Terence: Ooh! I said "if only"! But what is this taxi doing here?
  • (Terence hears a voice in the taxi.)
  • Finbar: Hurry up, Terence! You don't want to be late for our, arr, arr, arr, memory travel adventure!
  • Terence: Memory travel adventure? (gasps) That's it! I said "if only", and now I get to actually revisit our past memories! (goes over to the taxi, where a driver is waiting for him)
  • Reg: (looks at Terence) Greetings, Terence.
  • Terence: Umm... Who might you be?
  • Finbar: Allow us to introduce ourselves. The name's Taxi Assistant Finbar, the mighty shark who is in charge of assisting the taxi driver!
  • Reg: And I'm Memory Traveler Reg, a taxi driver who likes to time travel to pa- to pa- to explore past memories.
  • Terence: Well, that sounds amazing!
  • Finbar: The Mighty Shark can't argue with that!
  • Reg: So, where to?
  • Terence: Well, I always wondered how the Rubbadubbers got together.
  • Finbar and Reg: Ooh!
  • Terence: Sounds very interesting! Oh, and why are we called the Rubbadubbers?
  • Finbar: Hmmm, the Mighty Taxi Assistant is very intrigued by those questions!
  • Reg: Finbar's right. So you want to discover how the Rubbadubbers came together and why they are called by that name, huh?
  • Terence: Oh, yeah!
  • Finbar: And you want to know how Benjie and Sis's first days in Bathsville City were like, too.
  • (Terence nods to Finbar's statement.)
  • Finbar: Whoo-hoo! That's fin-tastic to hear!
  • Reg: Very well. I'll show you how we became the Rubbadubbers. (starts up engine) You see, it all started when Benjie and Sis first moved to Bathsville City a long time ago.
  • (Reg's Time Taxi begins to move and flies off before disappearing into the air.)
  • (Cuts to Benjie and Sis's home a long time ago. Engine noises can be heard in the background, which are revealed to be Reg's Time Taxi, which soon lands near the house at normal toy-size (since they are already at normal size back in the real world to begin with), as Reg stops the engine.)
  • Reg: Well, here we are.
  • Terence: (looks at the house) Umm, this house/home looks kind of familiar, Reg. Are you sure we have arrived at the right time?
  • Reg: Well, yes. But this is actually Benjie and Sis's first day in Bathsville City. They had a hard time adjusting to their new lives when they first arrived here. Well, at first, anyways.
  • Finbar: And why would you... arr... arr arr... believe so, Reg?
  • Reg: You'll see, Finbar. Even the children have a hard time adjusting to things like we sometimes do.
  • (Both he and Terence get out of the car, leaving Finbar behind for now, as they walk to the entrance of the house.)
  • Terence: Umm, Reg? Don't you think the children will notice us being alive and freak out? (He shivers at the thought of it)
  • Reg: Don't worry abou- (studders) Not to worry, Terence. I made the Time Taxi and whoever's in the Taxi be unseen by humans while we're in the past. That way, it doesn't disrupt the time-space continuum.
  • Terence: Oh, umm... Yeah. Good point.
  • (Cuts to inside Benjie and Sis's then-new house, which contain unpacked boxes throughout the house, signifying the family has just recently moved in.)
  • Benjie and Sis' dad: Come on, kids! You know we need to get all our boxes unpacked as soon as possible!
  • (Benjie and Sis come out of their rooms and walk down the stairs to the living room.)
  • Benjie: Coming, Dad!
  • Benjie and Sis' mom: So, what do you think of our new house/home?
  • Sis: (sniffling) Great... I guess.
  • Benjie and Sis' dad: What's wrong?
  • Sis: Oh, nothing. It's just... I really want to spend time with my old friends!
  • Benjie: Yeah, me too!
  • Benjie and Sis' mom: Now, children. You know we have moved there for a reason. Understand?
  • (Both Benjie and Sis nod their heads)
  • (As their family is having a conversation, Terence and Reg walk into the house/home's living room (as spirits, since they're currently in the past right now) and see Benjie and Sis's family.)
  • Terence: Hmm... What's going on over there?
  • Reg: That's Benjie and Sis's family. It looks like they having a conversation.
  • Sis: But I want to play and go ride on bicycles with my friends!
  • (doorbell rings)
  • Benjie and Sis' dad: I'll get it.
  • (He checks the door for anything he could give to his children. He finds a letter and gives it to them)
  • Benjie and Sis' dad: I think this letter is for you, Benjie and Sis.
  • Benjie: (opens the letter, then is surprised) Our new school?! That's great!
  • Benjie and Sis' dad: Yep. Although, I do wish your old friends will move in as well, I think you'll have a good time making new friends.
  • Sis: But... But... I want to go on adventures with Mary and Ellie, not spend our times in Bathsville City! (cries as she goes off to her room.)
  • Terence: Sis, don't! (runs to try and prevent Sis from doing so)
  • Reg: Wait, you could get yourself...
  • (Sis somehow passes through Terence, because he currently is a spirit, making him fall down the stairs and hurt himself in the process, groaning in pain soon after.)
  • Reg: Revealed...
  • Benjie: Sis, hold on! (goes off after Sis and passes through Terence, as he is still recovering himself from his fall.)
  • Reg: Terence, are you alright?
  • Terence: I think so... Ow! (stretches his body parts, then shakes himself) Benjie and Sis must've passed through me without noticing.
  • Reg: I think it has something to do with the spirit thing I've talked about shortly before we entered the house/home.
  • (As he says this, he moves his robot arm through a door, further revealing that they really are in the past as spirits)
  • Terence: Oh. Well, thank goodness for that. (chuckles)
  • (Cuts to Sis still crying in her room. The door opens as Benjie walks into her room.)
  • Benjie: You ok, Sis?
  • Sis: (tearfully) Yes, just leave me alone.
  • Benjie: Look, I know I wanna have fun with my old friends just as much as you do, but we just got to accept the fact that we are staying in Bathsville City, because my Dad said so.
  • Sis: I know, Sis. I want to go back!
  • Benjie: But what about school?
  • Sis: I don't want to go to my new school. As soon as I can, I'm gonna quit my new school! And then I'm gonna move back!
  • Benjie: Sis, look. I know it's hard for you to adjust to your new home and school, but you'll get used to it eventually, OK?
  • (Sis can't help but nod to him.)
  • Benjie: Alright, Sis. Hopefully your first day at your new school goes well.
  • Sis: Umm... yeah. I think so. I hope.
  • (Fades to a montage of Benjie and Sis's first day of school, which didn't really go as planned as they would, with many mistakes and accidents made.)
  • (Benjie and Sis's parents enter the classroom, where Benjie and Sis usually go to.)
  • Benjie and Sis's dad: Is everything all... right? (notices that his children have had a rough first day of school)
  • Benjie and Sis: (chuckle)
  • (Fades to back inside the house, as Benjie and Sis's dad opens the door for her wife and her son.)
  • Benjie and Sis's dad: Now look, I know you a rough first day today, but I know you will do better tomorrow, right?
  • Benjie and Sis: Right!
  • (Terence and Reg are watching them, looking all curious.)
  • Terence: Huh, no wonder they have difficulties adjusting to their new lives just like we sometimes have difficulties about our own things, like when you wanted to go underwater, but later found out that dry land was best for you, or when I wanted to make up the rules, but I found out that it's fun when the game you're playing is freestyle!
  • Reg: That is correct, Terence.
  • Terence: Certainly! Say, who was the first Rubbadubber?
  • Reg: Well, this one's easy! Tubb!
  • Terence: (shocked) Tubb?
  • Reg: That's right. (They begin to walk back to his Time Taxi) While Benjie and Sis were busy adjusting to their new lives, their parents decided it was time for them to get a bathroom toy of their own.
  • (Fades to another montage of Benjie and Sis, this time adjusting pretty well to their new lives, as they are liking their new house/home more, and they are doing better in school, as well.)
  • (Once the montage is over, it cuts back to inside the house, where Benjie and Sis are having a conversation with their parents.)
  • Benjie and Sis's dad: So, while you were busy adjusting to your new lives, we have decided it was time you two would receive your very first bath toy.
  • (He reaches into his shopping bag as he says it and pulls out a box which contains a bathroom toy who is a pink male rubber frog)
  • Benjie and Sis's dad: This is Tubb. I'm sure he will enjoy playing with you in the bathtub just as much as you two would.
  • Sis: Yeah! That would be swimmin'!
  • Benjie and his parents: Swimmin'! (laughter)
  • (Fades to inside the bathroom, where Reg and Terence are at, signifying that they have time travelled once again. This time, the timeframe was two weeks after their first day of school.)
  • Terence: Hmm... This bathroom looks quite empty.
  • Reg: Well, yes. But actually no. And I think I can explain why.
  • Terence: Really?
  • Reg: (studders) Yes, Terence.
  • (The door opens, and Benjie and Sis walk in with their then-new Tubb bathroom toy in their hands.)
  • Reg: Oh, here he comes! The leader of our bathroom gang!
  • Terence: Shouldn't it be the Rubba-
  • Reg: (shushes Terence, who then shrugs)
  • (Benjie and Sis play with Tubb for some time, partaking in imaginative situations before Benjie and Sis head off for another day of school.)
  • (As soon as Benjie, Sis, and their parents leave the house, Tubb comes to life for the first time and examines the strange, new place.)
  • Tubb: (looks in awe) Whoa... What is this place? Could it be that... (gasps) Benjie and Sis do want to play with me! Swimmin'!
  • (Tubb begins to explore Benjie and Sis's bathroom, seeing the new wonders that were in store for the then-new bath toy.)

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