>> Rachel: Welcome back … we’ve reached the FINALE of Chompers: The Musical! Make sure to listen for the bells (SFX BELL) that tell you when to switch your brushing … and make sure you’re not brushing too hard!
>> NARRATOR: Dani has returned to school after her dentist appointment. And she can’t WAIT to tell her friends all about it.
[SFX SCHOOL BELL]
>> MR CHIPPER: … and that’s the bell, so we’ll continue our lesson after recess.
[KIDS EXCITEMENT PACKING UP AND HEADING OUT]
>> MR CHIPPER: Ok kids, line up, Penny, you’re the line leader, then Gertie, then Dani, then Dutch, then Piper, then Ziggy, then Miko … [trailing off]
Dani! You did it!
Did you get a sticker?
What about the x-ray vision part? Can you read minds now?
No … x-rays are just like pictures. And I didn’t even get one - they don’t do that every time.
Uh Dani? … Look! What do I do?
Wow! You lost a tooth, too!
WELCOME TO THE CLUB,
THINGS ARE LOOKING UP,
YOU LOST A TOOTH
Could Make up a creation
That's nothing like the truth
Cause now I know
How this thing goes
Here's what I learned
I KNOW YOU CAN BE BRAVE
ALL THAT YOU NEED
BEGINS IN YOUR HEART
DON’T FEAR THE UNKNOWN
AND YOU CAN START
LOOK FOR YOUR FRIENDS
AND YOUR FAMILY AND THEN
YOU CAN FIND COURAGE TIL THE END
TRUST YOURSELF AND YOU MIGHT FIND
THERE’S NOTHING STRONGER THAN WHAT’S INSIDE
But Dani, what happened at your big kid checkup?
Yeah, tell us!
Actually, it wasn’t any different than a regular check up!
So… no turkey, huh?
No, but they had this awesome tool called… a saliva ejector!!
TRYING NEW THINGS
CAN BE STRANGE
BUT IF YOU
TAKE YOUR FEARS
AND REARRANGE THEM
LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW
OR A DREAM DENTIST OR A FISH
THEY CAN HELP YOU BE BRAVE, TODAY
NO MATTER HOW SMALL
YOU MIGHT FEEL
YOU CAN FACE THE WORLD
LIKE IT’S NO BIG DEAL
SO LET YOURSELF TRY
YOU’LL FIND YOU CAN RELY
ON YOURSELF, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
I LEARNED THAT
COURAGE COMES FROM DEEP INSIDE
AND GROWS FROM EXPERIENCES TRIED.
SO LET SCARED FEELINGS COME AND GO
LEARNING FROM THEM HELPS YOU GROW
SO WE CAN BE BRAVE
WE CAN BE STRONG
WE’LL SING IT PROUDLY
HEAR OUR SONG
WE KNOW WE WILL BE BRAVE
AND IT STARTS TODAY
YOU CAN BE
YOU CAN BE
>> Narrator: Thanks for listening to Chompers the Musical - now all that’s left to do is ...
Chompers: The Musical was written by Marcus Bagala, Megan Bagala, Jasmine Romero and Rachel Ward. Dani was played by Megan Bagala. Dani’s brother Charlie was played by Bobby Lord. Dani’s mom Lucy was played by Jasmine Romero. Dani’s friends Penny, Gertie and Dutch were played by Alice Kors, Renita Jablonski and Peter Leonard. Mr. Chipper was played by Jonathon Roberts. The DENT-ist was played by Gabe Lozado. Wendy Zukerman is the singing talking fish. And I’m Rachel Ward … also known as the Dentist.
Our editor is Renita Jablonski. Music supervision by Liz Fulton. Mastering by Bobby Lord. Production by Mathilde Urfalino. Additional editing by Nabeel Chollampat and Meryl Horn. The Chompers theme is by Haley Shaw.
The Chompers: The Musical band is Jonathon Roberts on piano, Aaron Drescher on drums, Peter Leonard on bass, Christine Chen on cello and Marcus Bagala on guitar and electric piano.
And thanks to Sarah Abdurrahman, Matthew Boll, Chad Chenail, Hannah Cope, Eric Eddings, James Green, Jen Hahn, Jessie Harte, Chris Neary, Nazanin Rafsanjani, Talia Rochmann, Mimi O’Donnell, Zac Schmidt, and Wilson Standish.