Steven: *from inside house* Amethyst?
Amethyst: Outside, du~de.
Steven: *exits house* Have you seen Ranger Guy?
Amethyst: Excuse me?
Steven: Ranger Guy, one of my G.U.Y.S..You know, G.U.Y.S.? *Amethyst stares blankly; cuts to clip of Steven's head as he names the guys around him; his head is replaced by Ranger Guy* G.U.Y.S.: Guys, Under, Your, Supervision! There's Ninja Guy, Construction Guy, Cop Guy, Eye Guy, Invisible Guy, Jagged Guy, Cat Guy, Apple Guy, and my main man Ranger Guy, the best of all the guys, has gone missing. Have you seen him?
Pearl: *from within house* What's that I hear? *exits house* You can't find your little men in that super junky room of yours.
Steven: It's not THAT bad.
Pearl: Ahem. *opens window to find a seagull wearing a banana peel and carrying a slice of pizza*
Steven: *nervously* How'd that get in there?
Pearl: You left your window wide open for things to just fly in and out.
Amethyst: Aw, give him a break P. MY room's messy but I always find what I'm looking for.
Pearl: Then why haven't you found my magic axe?
Amethyst: *feigning innocence* I haven't looked for it yet.
Pearl: Amethyst, go and look for it right this second.
Amethyst: Heeey~,feel free to go look for it yourself.
Pearl: There's no way I'm going into that dump.
(Steven begins to walk away silently)
Amethyst: Pearl, all your nagging's made Steven depressed.
Pearl: Is everything okay Steven?
Steven: Yeah I'm fine, just got to break the bad news to my dad.
[Trans. It's A Wash]
(Steven wanders around the car wash looking for his father)
Steven: Dad, dad! *a hose sprays him* Aaaah! I'm so sorry!
Greg: Yeah you're sorry, sorry you walked through that door without a hose in your hand! Ready for battle. Aaaah! *sprays harder*
Steven: *blocks spray* Wait!
Greg: Man, you look sad and wet. What happened to your life little guy?
Steven: I...lost something. Something precious.
Greg:*gasp* Your innocence?!
Steven: I lost Ranger Guy. *Greg stares blankly* One of my G.U.Y.S.? From our special day at the beach last summer? You bought him for me at the end of the day. He was one of a kind. He had a mis-colored hat, how could you not remember?
Greg: Oh, was this the same day we ate that awesome funnel cake?
Greg: Yeah man, that funnel cake. Ha, I even kept the plate. Come on! *motions Steven to follow*
(Greg and Steven walk towards his Van, which he opens in search of the action figure)
Steven: *balloons fly out* Cool balloons.
Greg: *begins rummaging through van* Ah, let's see here. Got some cans, napkins, oh a Yo Yo. A book about Yo Yo tricks, a sandwich I've been meaning to catch up on. *Steven flings a marble at Greg's butt* Ow, my butt!... Wait. What's your story again?
Steven: I lost my special ranger guy, and I'm quite upset about it.
Greg: Huh, well, here's a bag full of quarters. *pushes bag to Steven* Now you can get all the G.U.Y.S. you want.
Steven: *gasps, whispers* Thaank Yoouu.
Greg: Whatcha say?
Steven: *yells* THAAAANK YOUUUUU!!!!!
[Trans. Funland Arcade]
(Steven stands in front a line of vending machines, the G.U.Y.S. machine, specifically)
Steven: We'll be reunited soon Ranger Guy. Here we go. *puts quarter in, machine whirls and blinks as it picks at random* Aaaand--
GUYS Machine: Dave Guy! *dispenses Dave Guy figure in plastic capsule*
GUYS Machine: Lucky!
Steven: Not lucky! He's like, the worst Guy! *grabs dispensed toy* Maybe he comes with something cool. *opens capsule, grabs toy prop tax form* Taxes? Come on Dave Guy, is this all you have to offer? A bunch of paperwork? Answer me! Thank goodness I have all these quarters. *puts quarter in*
GUYS Machine: Dave Guy!
Steven: No! *another quarter*
GUYS Machine: Dave Guy!
Steven: Stop it! *throws the Dave Guy capsule at machine*
GUYS Machine: Dave Guy!
Steven: Raaaanger Guuuy. *falls back exhausted, a large pile of Dave Guys by his feet in a bag*
GUYS Machine: This machine is out of G.U.Y.S..Please try again another time.
Steven: It's over. *snack machine shakes and Onion pops out with a snack* Huh? Oh, Onion. What are you doing? *Onion ignores him and walks away, Steven notices a toy in his back pocket, gasps* He's got a Ranger Guy?! Onion! Wait up! let's trade! *packs up all his dave guy toys and tries to catch up to him* Which way did he go?
Steven: Oh, I guess he needs a suitcase? Is he haggling with that guy? He's a tough customer. *Sam gives Onion a bag* Looks like they worked something out. *Onion exits, Steven notices the bag is a lunch bag* Huh? Did he get that guy's lunch? I wonder how this is gonna play out. *follows Onion*
[Trans. Beach City Pier]
(Steven observes Onion as he sits on the pier w/ the bagged lunch)
Steven: *Onion takes out hamburger* Oh man, hey good lookin'. *Onion takes apart food and throws it into the water. Steven gasps* What is heck is he doing?! He's not even hungry?! Oh, not the tomatoes!
(A boat suddenly pulls into the Pier. An old man in a yellow slicker jumps out and greets his Onion)
Steven: Is that... Onion's dad?
(Onion and Yellowtail communicate via murmurs; Steven cannot understand)
Steven: I guess they don't need words.
(Yellowtail jumps back into his boat and sails off, waving to his son)
Steven: Huh? He's leaving so soon? Does Onion just...sit around and wait for his dad all day? *notices Ranger Guy, gasps* Ranger Guy! Okay let's do this. *approaches Onion on the dock* Hey Onion, how are ya? *Onion shrugs* That's good, that's good. So I couldn't help but notice you're a G.U.Y.S. fan. *Onion stares blankly* You know, GUYS? *Onion stares blankly* The little man in your back pocket? *Onion pulls out the toy* Yeah, Ranger Guy. How would you like to trade that boring old Ranger Guy for a brand spankin' new, mint in box, Dave Guy? *pulls out a Dave Guy from bag* Pretty nice, right? *Onion shakes his head, motions to up the ante* Oh, I see where this is going. You're getting quite the deal here, with TWO Dave Guys! *Onion shakes his head and motions for more* What? You want more? L-like, two more? Five more? Ten more? Twenty more? This whole bag? All thirty of these Dave Guys for just one Ranger Guy. *Onion shakes his head to all of these, motions to up the ante once more* But there aren't anymore. The machine is empty; I bought them all. *Onion walks away* Where are you going? Hey! Let's work something out! *Onion walks leaves* Ranger Guuuuy!
[Trans. Ext. Beach House]
(Steven returns to the house while Amethyst remains lounging, unmoved, on the deck)
Steven: Ugh, stupid Dave Guy. Got no future, your hair cut's gross, you smell bad.
Amethyst: *laughs* You talkin' 'Bout Pearl?
Steven: No, I'm talking about dumb old Dave Guy. I mean just look at him *pulls out a Dave Guy*. Does it look like his life is going anywhere?
Amethyst: Aw, cut him a break. Maybe this is the year he gets his life together. Maybe he'll get a cool internship.
Steven: Tse,I doubt it. I can't even trade 30 Dave Guys with Onion to get ONE Ranger Guy.
Amethyst: You need more of that little man to get some other little man?
Steven: Yeah, and the machine's sold out of them.
(Amethyst pulls out the Replicator Wand from her hair)
Steven: What's that?
Amethyst: Pearl's Replicator Wand. You can use it to make copies of stuff. You're magic, I'm sure you can figure out how to use it.
Steven: Have you been sitting here all day with this in your hair?
Amethyst: Nah, I got up to look for Pearl's dumb axe but found that instead. Then I replicated a bunch of garbage and stuffed it all in Pearl's Room. Kihihihihi*snickers evily*
[Trans. Beach City Boardwalk]
(Onion throws ketchup packets on the ground and runs them over w/ his moped, performing tricks on it until it spins out from under him and explodes, causing a wall of fire to erupt in front of him. Steven approaches from behind)
Steven: Hey, Onion! *replicates Dave Guy and shoots wand so a Dave Guy appears at Onion's feet* That makes 31. *Onion shakes his head and approaches* You want more? *shoots wand* 31? 32? 33? 34? 35? 36? 37? 38? 39? 40! *Each time, Onion continues to approach stoically w/o yielding* Enough! What is it that you want?! *Onion points to the Wand, and pulls out Ranger guy* You mean, you want this, for Ranger Guy? *Onion nods, Steven's hands nervously shake, as he hands over the wand, Onion's face becomes wan, and ominous. sirens for the fire can be heard in the background*
(Steven plays with Ranger Guy)
Steven: We are on the scene with Ranger Guy on Beach Patrol. *pretending to be Ranger Guy* "Things are looking just great out here, Steven." Yup, everything is great...great. *falls on back* Were you always this boring, Ranger Guy? *in voice* "I used to be a doctor." Maybe you're just fun around other-- *a Dave Guy suddenly falls on him* GUYS? Dave Guy? I thought I saw the last of-- *another Dave falls on him, followed by a steady stream of Dave's falling* Hey, what's the big i-- *notices massive wave of Dave Guys*-dea...? *gasps* Oniooooon!!
[Trans. Ext. Funland Arcade]
(Gems approach Onion as he stands atop a massive mountain of Dave Guys which spans higher than the Funland Arcade building and as wide as the entire Boardwalk, and shoots Dave Guys straight up into the air w/ the wand)
Pearl: This is ridiculous. How did he get my Replicator?
Garnet: That child should not be in possession of such an item.
Amethyst: Aren't these Steven's little men? *gets hit with a * Dave Guy* Oh!
Steven: *from beneath pile of GUYS* They're called GUYS!
Pearl: Can you please explain this mess?
Steven: I traded that Replicator for Ranger Guy.
Pearl: Steven, why didn't you just replicate Ranger Guy?
Garnet: Let's go before this gets any worse. *Garnet and Pearl jump off*
Amethyst: *sinks, waist-deep, into GUYS* Wah! How do you move in this stuff?
Steven: Try and act like a rich duck. *dives under pile*
Amethyst: What does that mean?
Greg: *pops up in front of Amethyst* Oh my gosh, I just wanted some ice cream!
Amethyst: Hi Greg.
Greg: What the heck is going on out here?
Amethyst: Eh, you know, just doing our thing.
(Garnet and Pearl attempt to climb the massive pile of GUYS capsules to reach Onion)
Garnet: *to Onion* HAND IT OVER! IT DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU! *Onion turns the wand on Garnet and shoots a steady stream of capsules at her, she blocks w/ her glove
Pearl: *screaming* THIS IS NOT A GAME!!!
(Onion stops, replicates a car)
Pearl: What did he shoot? *Onion replicates a car above them*
Garnet: Go under! *pushes Pearl under pile and catches car, Onion buries her under a pile of cars* OWW!!
(Greg and Amethyst wade through Dave GUYS)
Greg: Well, at least it stopped raining toys... *car falls from above*
Amethyst: Ah, rich duck! *pushes Greg under pile and follows after, car falls on top of it)
(Steven sneaks up on Onion from below the pile)
Steven: Ooooooonnion!! *Tackles Onion off pile and grasps the wand* Onion, please stop! Let's trade back. Take Ranger Guy, he's the best. He even has a miscolored ha-- *turns toy over, notices his own initials on feet, gasps* This is MY Ranger Guy! You traded me my own GUY! Our trade didn't count! *takes wand from Onion, tosses it on ground attempting to bust it* That didn't work.
Pearl: *pops up from pile* I'm never letting Amethyst borrow anything again. *Garnet steps on wand, crushing it* Garnet!
Garnet: I'm not cleaning up this mess. *piles of replicates begin to disappear en mass*
Steven: I think I understand why you took my Ranger Guy, Onion. I bet you get pretty lonely waiting for your dad all day. *Onion nods* You were probably really bored too. *Onion nods* And 'cause you missed your dad, you took my Ranger Guy, which is symbol of the relationship I have with my dad. *Onion shakes head* No, just the first thing? *nods* Well, here. *hands over Ranger Guy* You need him more than I do.
Garnet: Let's go. *Gems walk away*
Amethyst: So, all the stuff that got copied turned into nothing?
(Greg approaches Steven)
Greg: That was really cool what you did back there.
Steven: Thanks, Dad.
Greg: But you went through all that trouble for a toy?
Steven: It was more about the memories than the toy. Now we have new memories-- horrible, horrible memories.