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T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set

Episode 6 (Rock Star Baby)

First Transmitted 7.2.1989

 
 

Starring:

Michael Holloway as Ricky Romero

Matt Zimmerman as Saul Wright

Ricky Romero works at an American Diner, but he aspires to being a rock star. He is sitting in the diner playing his guitar and singing a song. Sally arrives and interrupts him. She asks him if he has seen the next spoon. He hasn't, but he asks her if she has time to sit and hear his song that he is entering into the silver spoon award song contest. He shows her a picture of the trophy. It is a statuette with the next silver spoon attached to it. She agrees to listen to his song.

T-Bag sees this and tells T-Shirt that they will just have to win the award for themselves.

Ricky plays a recording of the song to Sally and tells her that he is going to take a tape to Saul Wright the record producer. The song goes:

Selling Cakes and coffee ain't the scene for me;

There is something else that I would rather be!

I'd be a rockstar, baby!

And I don't mean maybe.

I'll get to the top.

I'll sing 'till I drop!

I'll be a rockstar baby!

Working all day long in an apron and hat.

Said it all along I can do better than that!

I'd be a rockstar, baby!

And I don't mean maybe.

I'll get to the top.

I'll sing 'till I drop!

I'll be a rockstar baby!

AHHHHH, OOOOOOOO!

Rock on!

Rock baby!

Rock Baby, oh!

I'd be a rockstar, baby!

I'd be a rockstar, baby!

I'll get to the top.

I'll sing 'till I drop!

I'll be a rockstar baby!

OOOOOOO!

Sally is bowled over by the song and tells Ricky that it is a hit.

T-Bag is unimpressed by the song, and tell T-Shirt that she is going to sing her own song. She sets up a tape recorder to tape her song, but it is so awful, that it breaks her teacups and blows up the tape recorder. T-Bag then decides to cheat at the competition.

Sally offers to take the tape to Saul Wright, but whilst she is in the loo, T-Bag appears and gets herself signed up Ricky's agent. She takes the tape saying that she is a personal friend of Sauls Wright's. Sally comes back and Ricky tells her that he has an agent, and she thinks that it's wonderful.

Saul Wright is on the phone having a crisis because somebody has pulled out of the show at the last minute. She presents T-Shirt as Thomas Shirt Superstar and hands over the tape of "Rock Star Baby" to Saul and makes him promise to listen to it. Back at the T-Room, T-Shirt is filled in on the details of the plan. All he has to do is mime to the tape on the show.

Saul is listening to the tape and is impressed. He gets on the phone to try to get T-Shirt and let him know that he'll be on the show.

Ricky is waiting for the phone to ring, but it doesn't.

Saul is going out of his mind because he can't reach T-Shirt on the phone. T-Shirt appears and Saul tells him that he needs to work on his image. He gels his hair, puts him in a leather jacket and calls him "Rip Shirt".

T-Bag decides to keep Ricky out of the way by ringing him up and telling him that Saul thought that the song was a monotonous dirge. Ricky is a bit shell shocked by this and cries out, "So much for the great Tallulah Bag". When Sally hears this, she works out exactly what is going on and they rush to the award studio.

At the studio, the show is underway. T-Shirt is the first on. Whilst he is on stage, Sally and Rick come in. Sally slows the tape right down and then speeds it right up, and T-Shirt is desparately trying to keep up. She then switches it off completely and T-Shirt sidles off stage. Ricky rushes on and sings the song for real. After he wins the award, he gives the spoon to Sally.


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