In this series opener, we see Sparky trying to hitch a ride. Benita is on
her way into "Rock City" and Funky Rat is driving her. The two nearly run
Sparky down. This alerts the Bugaloos, who come out to rescue him. Well,
Benita doesn't fare too well with her musical talents and decides she needs
a backup band. Thus, she kidnaps the Bugaloos and forces the male Bugaloos
to be her backup band, while holding Joy hostage. That is, until Sparky
manages to save the day!
Written by: Si Rose and John Fenton Murray
Directed by: Tony Charmoli
Original Airdate: September 12, 1970
|Benita: "Go Funky Rat, go, go!!"||40k|
|Bluebell: "I just got an urgent message from the Grapevine"||76k|
|I.Q.: "Welcome to Tranquility Forest"||35k|
|Joy: "If you don't believe in yourself, you can't expect anyone else to"||83k|
|Harmony: "Let's hit that groove, darlin'"||35k|
|Benita: "Love that bug!!"||46k|
|Benita: "Peter Platter, the King of all Disc Jockeys"||56k|
|Peter Platter: (Peter introduces a song)||77k|
|Microphone: "Phooey, it's a bomb..."||31k|
|Peter Platter: "Don't argue with the boss"||29k|
N.C. (see footnote) If you listen to the sounds that surround you You'll discover that you're never quite alone Hear the earth and the sky say they love you E E/D And they're happy that you're here to share their F#sus4/C# B home Emaj7 Amaj7 Emaj7 So take the time to taste the honey in a summer Amaj7 breeze Emaj7 A Touch the love song every bird has learned to D F#m/C# B sing Emaj7 Amaj7 Emaj7 Smell the sunlight as it warms you on the coolest Amaj7 day Emaj7 A D F#m/C# And you'll feel a part of what you're gathering B E The senses of our world N.C. (see footnote) Let your heart see the colors all around you And the darkness that you fear will disappear See the treasures that abound all around you E E/D And believe that Mother Earth is glad you're F#sus4/C# B here Emaj7 Amaj7 Emaj7 So take the time to taste the honey in a summer Amaj7 breeze Emaj7 A Touch the love song every bird has learned to D F#m/C# B sing Emaj7 Amaj7 Emaj7 Smell the sunlight as it warms you on the coolest Amaj7 day Emaj7 A D F#m/C# And you'll feel a part of what you're gathering B E The senses of our world Footnote: There is technically no chord (N.C.) being played here. If you are playing this on keyboard, I think a good way of playing it would be to hold down E and B to get a droning effect. If you want to try it as it's actually arranged: In 4/4 time: Bass: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | E - - B | E - - B | Vibes (?): 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 |B-E-F#-B-F#-E-F#-E|B-E-F#-B-F#-E-F#-E|
Tranquility Forest is about 10 miles outside of town.
"Rock City" is the name of the town.
Benita calls her Jukebox door-guard a "Freaked out Pheasant". Later in the series, it's referred to as a Peacock, which is really what it looks like, so I'm just going to assume that it is a Peacock.