2.4 The Juice Badge
The Juice Badge gives us Buggee, a little bug with a big heart. I think we’ve all felt too small in some way or other which makes Buggee a relatable character.
Round with a glass of juice.
Duggee has made a juicer. Duggee has his Juice Badge.
First the Squirrels must collect some fruit. There are lots to pick but Buggee is struggling to reach a blueberry. Roly picks it without noticing her. Buggee is angry but when Roly offers to give it back she complains about how hard it is being small. She can’t have a conversation on the phone, eat out or play sports. The Squirrels invite her to join them for juice.
Duggee puts the fruit in the juicer but a screw flies off and lands in the mechanics. Duggee can’t reach it so the Squirrels suggest some things that might be small enough to retrieve it, a pencil, tweezers, a needle, a baby carrot or a peanut. Buggee talks herself into going in for the screw.
The action in the juicer switches to a ‘90s platform-style computer game. Outside the Squirrels offer help, Betty and Happy watch the map while the others carry messages. Buggee passes the filter, juice well and the pulveriser. Buggee finds the screw but can’t move the screw until her own echo encourages her. Screw returned they all enjoy some juice.
- Duggee made of fruit.
Close and Credits
The narrator asks Buggee at the end, instead of Duggee.
Inside the juicer, it is a ‘90s platform-style computer game
Duggee wears his mechanic’s blue boiler suit throughout.
Get your Juice Badge
Make some juice together.