screen grabs from Prof. Membrane's show 'Probing the Membrane of Science' play
as an announcer speaks.
be back with more mind-shattering adventures in science in just a moment when Professor
first screen grab that plays shows Prof. Membrane holding a rod that is
shooting electricity at the head of a kid who has a metal ring around his
head. The scary monkey is next to the kid with the top of his head removed
exposing his brains. The second screen grab shows Prof. membrane lifting up a
baby by the neck as children watch while Dib stands next to him holding out a
folder that he most likely wants Prof. Membrane to view or sign. The words
'Probing the Membrane of Science' appear. The third screen grab shows Prof.
membrane pouring a mixture in a room full of smoke and rays of light. The
skeletons of two kids run away. Cut to Prof. Membrane studios. Dib runs up to
the door panting and holding a brief case with the Swollen Eyeball insignia on
it, but a guard stops him, holding a tazor stick at Dib.
Woah! Audience try-outs are on the other side of the building!
(pant) I have to get in to see Professor Membrane!
door guard zaps Dib with his tazor. Dib screams. The door guard does it again
and Dib screams louder.
Nobody gets in to see Professor Membrane without a security clearance!
don't get it! He's my dad!
door guard shocks him again. Dib screams.
Really, I need him to sign this!
door guard shocks him again. Dib screams.
you cut that out!?!
door guard raises his tazor away from Dib.
If I don't get him to sign this, (Dib pulls a permission slip out of his vest
and waves it around) the world as we know it will be destroyed!
Okay. You explain it to me.
to Dib's house. Dib is in his room at the computer. The same brief case lies
on a desk in Dib's room, open and displaying a 3-d rotating projection of
Zim's head without the disguise on. Dib's monitor displays the silhouette of
an agent from the 'Swollen Eyeball' society.
Agent Mothman, your fellow Swollen Eyeball members agree to see this
presentation of yours at 8:00 sharp tonight. But you will need a signed
permission slip to attend tonight's meeting.
Are you kidding? I need my dad's permission to save the world?
try faking a signature either. The paper is programmed to explode in just such
monitor fades out. Dib stands up and walks over to his open brief case.
they at least gave me this chance to present my findings on Zim. I can't mess
shuts the brief case and picks it up. He points to the sky.
depends on it!
flashback. Dib it pointing to the sky. The door guard puts his tazor up to Dib
and then shocks him. Dib groans.
walks up as smoke rises up from Dib.
Gaz! What are you doing here?
back to Dib's living room. Gaz sets a box of pizza on the coffee table as Dib
I can't believe I don't have hand cuffs to lock this thing to my wrist! Okay,
checklist. Brief case, permission slip, extra copy of permission slip just in
case... I think that's it.
lifts the last slice of pizza out of the box and holds it to her mouth. Dib
pops up next to her and grabs the pizza.
yeah! Thanks Gaz! Don't want to starve to death while saving the Earth!
runs off. Gaz hyperventilates. Her eyes widen. The background changes to that
of frowny faces.
it be known that from this day, until the end of the day, vengeance will be
mine. Dib, you will not know the meaning of peace, for I shall rain misery
down upon your pizza stealing heart!
eye twitches. The flashback ends.
I thought I'd help you out.
Thank you, Gaz. It's about time somebody helped out. You'd think people would
be a little more eager to help fight off an invading alien swarm.
makes swirly motions with her finger to indicate to the guard that Dib
if you would just show me to the-
guard shocks Dib. Dib screams.
Membrane is shooting his show. The only way you get to see him is if you make
it into the audience.
he's my dad!
Other side of the building!
guard shocks Dib again. Dib screams. A large tube lowers over Dib and sucks
him up. Dib hits his back on the edge and then groans as he is sucked up. His
brief case follows.
guard: Fan boy...
falls out of the other end of the tube in a room with many desks where people
are filling out a test. Dib lands in an empty desk. He glances around and then
his brief case falls from the tube onto his head. Dib groans. A hovering robot
approaches Dib holding a piece of paper in one claw and a pencil in the other.
is the Professor Membrane audience admissions exam.
robot hands Dib the paper and pencil. Dib holds up the paper and glances at
You need to take an exam to be in the audience?
This exam will test your knowledge of science, math, and the personal history
of Professor Membrane.
am I supposed to know what Dad's first sentient thought was?
was, "I will poop now."
looks at the desk behind him and sees Gaz sitting there reading the book 'I,
It's here in his autobiography.
Professor Membrane fanatic wearing Membrane merchandise sitting behind Gaz
looks over Gaz's shoulder.
Heh, that's not it, it's-
knocks the fanatic out of her chair with a hearty smack in the face.
How did you get in here?
I took the staff entrance.
There's a staff entrance?
Fine! Maybe I don't know Dad's first poop, but I can beat this test with my superior
knowledge of science.
Dib writes, the robot hovers by. Gaz looks over Dib's shoulder and shakes her
head. Dib smiles as he writes some more. Gaz looks over his shoulder and
shakes her head again. Dib looks over at the person sitting to his left, but
Gaz shoots out of the side of the screen, blocking Dib from cheating. Dib
writes and glances back and forth to Gaz nervously. Dib looks at Chris Farley
who is sitting on the right, but Gaz pops down from the ceiling, upside-down,
blocking Dib's view. Dib glances at Gaz repeatedly as he writes. Gaz rises out
of view. The fanatic sitting behind Gaz raises her hand and the hovering robot
hovers to her. It grabs her test and slips it into a slot on its head.
94 percent. Your score is...
fanatic sits happily waiting for the answer.
fanatic screams as her desk slides out of the row and zooms backwards towards
the wall. The desk goes into an open chamber and steal doors shut behind her
with the word 'reject' marked on them. Red lights flash. Dib looks back at
where she went, worried. The hovering robot grabs Dib's test and sticks it
into the slot on the top of its head.
94.1 percent. Your score is... acceptable! Congratulations!
celebratory tune plays from the robot. A compartment opens on the robot and
confetti sprays out.
that was annoying.
grabs his suitcase as the hovering robot hovers away.
at least it was easy.
tube lowers from the ceiling above Dib's head. As Dib gets sucked up, he hits
his head on the rim. Dib screams. Dib rises up into a darkened arena in a
battle suit, holding his suit case. A mechanical arm places a helmet on Dib's
head. Another mechanical arm places a disk shaped marker on his chest. A light
shines on Dib.
to the audience admissions test, round two!
turn on revealing that Dib is in a giant chain-link dome. Dib gasps. He turns
around and sees Gaz leaning against the outside of the dome.
see that the announcer's voice is coming from a bundle of speakers outside the
scientist, choose your science tool!
floor opens up and a row of giant tools rise out, including tongs, a dropper,
a cork-screw, and a nail file.
grabs the dropper. A mechanical arm that was holding it up lets go and all the
other tools lower into the floor.
let the battle begin!
deformed green ogre kid with a gargantuan head charges Dib with a giant q-tip.
Feel the power of Shunk Wugga!
screams and runs as Shunk chases after him, grunting as he runs. Shunk knocks
Dib down by smacking him with his q-tip. Dib bounces against the wall and hits
the floor. He looks up at Shunk, worried.
Don't worry small friend. Shunk have plan. We end in tie we both go see show.
Okay, Shunk was it?
extends a hand to Shunk but accidentally hits Shunk's point marker. It
Point goes to contestant number one!
score board increases a point on Dib's side.
Shunk Wugga: All
of Shunk's dreams not come true!
walks over and sits down on a seat against the wall in front of where Gaz
watches from behind the fencing, griping it in her hands.
I'm not sure what kind of test this is, Gaz, but I seem to be doing okay.
growls and lets go of the fencing, leaving. Shunk sits on the seat on his side
of the arena.
Shunk Wugga: Little
guy betray me! Shunk feel hurt like never before!
appears behind Shunk outside of the arena.
know, he says he could slice you....
scuttles out of view and appears on the other side of Shunk.
Like a pizza! And your head is hideously misshapen.
Battle 2 of 3! Test your knowledge of combustion with Pyrochaos!
large monitor screens outside the arena show an image of flames in place of
images of Dib and Shunk that is was showing before. Dib glances down as the
floor lowers leaving 18 platforms. Flames shoot out from where the floor was.
A mechanical arm emerges from the wall and attaches a cable to Dib's back. The
same thing happens to Shunk. The mechanical arms rise to the top of the arena.
Dib looses his balance and falls onto the edge of the platform he is standing
What does this have to do with science!?!
gets back up. Shunk leaps from platform to platform with the help of the cable
attached to his back. Dib glances at the flames and tucks his brief case under
his arm and then clumsily jumps over to a platform and then over to another.
Shunk leaps down on Dib and knocks the dropper out of Dib's hands with his
q-tip. It falls into the flames and shatters. Dib leaps up as Shunk swings his
q-tip. Dib leaps again and flies across the arena. He falls to a platform and
Shunk leaps at him. Shunk misses Dib with his q-tip and cracks the platform.
Flames rise and in front of Dib, and when they lower, Dib sees Shunk right in
front of him aiming his q-tip. Dib attempts to get away, but Shunk grabs Dib
by his ankle. He pulls Dib back and lets go, sending him launching into the
air. Dib hits the dome wall and bounces off of it. He falls down between the
platforms. The cord pulls him back up just as flames rise. As he flies back
up, Shunk swings his q-tip and misses. Dib flies up to the wall again but
latches on this time.
Shunk Wugga: Come
Shunk Wugga: Come
down and face Shunk.
did you pass the verbal portion of the exam anyway?
puts down his q-tip and grabs the chain link wall. He shakes it and the entire
dome shakes. Gaz watches happily. Dib screams as he looses grip and falls onto
a platform. Shunk goes over to Dib. Shunk flips Dib over with his q-tip and
uses the end of the q-tip to hit the marker on Dib's chest. It flashes and
goes to contestant 2. Let the tie breaker begin!
score board adds a point to Shunk's side. The floor rises back up. They return
to their corners and sit down. Dib pants.
may be time to change strategies.
Maybe I can help.
Tell Shunk I'm willing to reconsider his offer for a tie.
appears behind Shunk.
says he wants you to explode and your head is still big!
Doctor say big head not mean anything bad! Shunk not bad! Shunk eat enemy!
Prepare for the final contest! Testing your knowledge of the insect world and cybernetic
death machines, cyborarachnarama!
monitor screen shows a spider shape along with the words 'CYBOR ARACHNA RAMA.'
Spider robots? Do spiders have robots?
top of the arena opens and two legless spider body suits lower from the
ceiling. Each one is carried to the opponent by a mechanical arm. When Dib's
reaches him, the top opens up. Dib tries to scramble away but a mechanical arm
grabs him and puts him inside the spider suit as he gasps. The suit closes on
him so only his head is sticking out. Dib looks at the control panel. The mechanical
arm holding up the spider suit lets go and Dib flips around the ground
grunting before spider legs extend from the body. Both Shunk and Dib
scramble up separate sides of the dome. Shunk leaps at Dib but Dib side steps
him. As Dib scrambles away, he slips, but he regains balance. Shunk and Dib
both leap off of the walls and hurtle towards each other. Shunk hits Dib with
a spider leg and they both cling to separate sides again. Shunk shoots
artificial spider webbing out of the abdomen of his suit. Dib tries to jump
out of the way but it ties around all of his legs. Dib also shoots his webbing
and it hits the ceiling. Dib hangs from the ceiling as Shunk climbs up the
Hey, Shunk, how 'bout we do that tie thing now, eh?
Big head can go off and explode huh?
cuts the top webbing with his spider arm. They both fall to the floor, except
Shunk falls on Dib breaking open Dib's spider suit and shooting him out. Shunk
lies on his back in the spider suit.
See? It's a tie! This way we both win!
breaks out of his suit by sheer force. Dib shields his face as parts of the
suit fly at him. Shunk walks over and looms over Dib.
lips wiggle in fear. Shunk raises a fist. He gently taps Dib's marker. Dib
frowns. Shunk waves his arms victoriously.
The winner is Shunk Wugga!
explode with smoke.
All losers leave the arena. Now.
gate opens in the arena and studio guards walk in towards Dib, growling. One
of the guards is the same one that guarded the Membrane Studio door.
Wait! I'm Doctor Membrane's son! Run a DNA test!
grabs his brief case.
You gotta believe me!
guards grab Dib and drag him out of the gate.
Come on... listen... to me... lemme... go!
is dragged kicking and screaming through the halls. Dib looks at the clock and
sees that it is 8:00. Dib screams even louder. The guards drag Dib past Gaz.
Gaz! Help me! I'm sorry about your tacos or whatever, just help me...
smiles and waves goodbye to Dib. Gaz catches sight of a box of pizza on a
table with one slice of pizza left in it. Her eyes bulge and her pupils widen.
As Dib gets dragged along, he opens his brief case and pulls out the two
permission slips. He puts one back and shuts the brief case.
me, do you have a pen?
guard hands Dib a pencil and Dib writes 'Prof. Membrane' in cursive on the
Forgery alert. This permission slip will self destruct in 5 seconds.
slip starts beeping. Dib crumples it up and hurls it into a trash can. The
trash can explodes. The guards get distracted by the explosion right as they
reach the exit door. Dib bolts for it.
get back here! You!
run past Gaz as she lifts the slice to her mouth. Dib runs by again.
turns to look and sees the guards coming back. One of the guards bumps her and
she drops the pizza. The pizza drops to the floor in slow motion as Gaz
reaches her hands out. It splats on the floor, bugs rushing to it. Dib runs
down the hallway of dressing rooms.
Dad's dressing room must be around here somewhere!
opens the door to Prof. Membrane's dressing room as he is powdering his face.
Dib pants and holds up the other permission slip. The door shuts by itself
gotta sign this! For the sake of all mankind!
Now, now. I don't sign autographs backstage, little boy.
boy? Dad, I'm your-
door opens up and the guards burst through.
the intruder! Get him!
guards drag him out of the door. Dib drops the permission slip on the floor.
After Dib is gone, Prof. Membrane picks it up.
Planet Earth, doooomed!
guards hurl Dib into an alleyway by the trash, still wearing his battle
outfit. His brief case lies on the alley floor.
Next time, we'll call your parents! Or legal guardian!
shut the door behind them.
is awful. When the aliens have come and we're all slaves to their alien evil,
will the world ever know how hard I tried? Will they? Huh? Huh?
door opens back up and the door guard stands in the doorway.
Oh yeah, Professor autographed this for ya.
door guard drops the permission slip onto the ground and shuts the door behind
him. Dib picks up the slip.
My permission slip! I can give my presentation! I did it! the world is saved!
laughs and snort happily.
I can do my presen-
walks on stage to the Swollen Eyeball meeting chamber. Two monitor screens
show the eyeball insignia. Dib walks up to a podium. the audience is filled
with guys that look just like the one that talked to Dib at the beginning of
My fellow Eyeballs. I won't make you wait any longer. What you are about to
hear and see will... um... will...
glances around and then stares slack jawed. Cut to the alleyway behind the
Membrane Studios. The brief case is laying on the ground. The spooky Chihuahua
walks up to the brief case. He grabs the handle in his mouth and growls as he
drags the brief case away. Cut back to the Swollen Eyeball Meeting chamber.
Uh... Could we reschedule this?