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Cast, as Credited

Arnold Alex Linz
Helga Francesca Smith
Gerald Jamil Smith
Stinky Christopher P. Walberg
Harold Justin Shenkarow
Rio Boy Jeremy Suarez
Miles / Abner Craig Bartlett
Stella Antoinette Stella
Eduardo Carlos Alazraqui
Grandma / Rio Lady Tress MacNeille
Grandpa / Local Priest Dan Castellaneta

Arnold's dream

(Arnold and his parents are sailing on a ship)
Miles
Sure is good to be on this adventure, isn't it?
Stella
Especially since we're all together.
Miles
Yeah.
(Arnold drinks hot chocolate, and a ship appears in the distance.)
Arnold
Look, a ship.
Miles
Pirates...
(The ship fires a cannonball; Miles grabs two swords.)
Arnold! Stay at the helm, we'll deal with the pirates.
Stella
Don't worry son, we'll be right back.
(Miles and Stella board the enemy ship, which fires more cannonballs at Arnold.)
Arnold
Mom? Dad?
(The sky clears, leaving an empty ocean.)
Mom! Dad! Come back! Come back!

Arnold's room

Arnold
(Gasps, sighs, and rips a calendar page, revealing the date: October 5. He then takes out a picture of his parents. While he's looking at it, there's a knock on the door.)
Come in.
Grandpa
Morning, short man.
Arnold
Hi Grandpa.
Grandpa
I, um... brought you some breakfast.
Arnold
Thanks. That's really nice of you.
Grandpa
Sure. Do you want me to leave it here and you can... maybe eat it later?
Arnold
Uh, sure.
Grandpa
Okie dokie then. If you need me or Grandma, we'll... we'll be around.
Arnold
Okay.
(Phil leaves the room. It is raining.)

Boarding house stoop

(Arnold watches a toy ship. His classmates come by.)
Harold
Hey, Arnooold!
Gerald
Come on man, we're all going to Dinoland!
Helga
It's half-price day.
Stinky
Yeah, and they finally fixed the Tyrannoscare-us Rex roller coaster! We're all going to get in line!
(Everyone except Arnold cheers.)
Arnold
No thanks.
Harold
Whaat?
Helga
But it's half-price day! What are you holding out for, cheapskate? Football-heads-get-in-free day?
Arnold
I think I'm gonna hang out at home today. Have fun you guys.
Helga
Huh, well, you're a barrel of laughs. Okay, fine, loser. Be that way. Come on, let's get to Dinoland before the ride breaks down again.
Harold
So long, loser.
(Everyone except Gerald leaves.)
Gerald
Hey Arnold, are you okay?
Arnold
Yeah...
Gerald
You sure?
Arnold
Well, it's just that today's the anniversary of the day my parents left... and never came back.
Gerald
I'm sorry, man. Hey, nevermind what those guys said. They're just goofin', they don't know what's going on with you.
Arnold
I know. It's just that.. I wanna be by myself today, that's all.
Gerald
You sure you don't want some company?
Arnold
No thanks. Go on, Gerald. Have fun at Dinoland. Ride one for me, okay?
Gerald
Ok. Catch you later, Arnold.
Helga
(behind a car) Ohh, Arnold, how could I mock you, on the saddest of anniversaries? How I long to repent my cruel words, and fill the empty space that resides within your heart. Oh, my poor, parentless beloved, look at you; waiting for something that cannot be. As you keep your silent (???), I shall stand by you, unbeknownst, ever faithful, eternally true, and never abandoning you. Whoa! (Car speeds away, making her fall into mud. She gets up and sticks her tongue out at Arnold.)

Sunset Arms boarding house

(Small montage: Arnold flies his toy plane, goes back in, sits on the stoop again, sees a happy kid with his parents. He gets angry and goes upstairs.)
Grandpa
Hey, short man. What's going on?
Arnold
I'm packing up my parents' stuff.
Grandpa
Really? What for?
Arnold
So I can put it in the attic where it belongs.
Grandpa
Whaa-
(Arnold unfolds the ladder to the attic.)
Oh, I know you feel sad, Arnold. Your grandma and I feel sad too.
Arnold
I'm just fed up, grandpa! I don't wanna think about my parents anymore. I'm sick of hoping that they'll come back someday.
Grandpa
Wait, you didn't give up on your memories, Arnold; that's who are important. You should celebrate 'em.
Arnold
It's time to move on.
(Arnold takes off his hat)
Grandpa
(gasp)
Arnold
I don't wanna hear any more stories about my parents. (Arnold throws his hat into the box. As he places it on a shelf, something drops.)
What's this?
Grandpa
Well, looks like some kind of journal.
Arnold
Grandpa, it's my dad's...
Grandpa
Let me see. Holy cannoli, short man! You're right!
Well, it's too bad you don't wanna hear any more stories, so I'll ju- (Arnold grabs the journal and goes back for his hat.)
Arnold
I can't believe we found this!
Grandpa
Well, your dad must've written this stuff around the time he was in San Lorenzo.
Arnold
That's in Central America. I read all about it in school.
Grandpa
And don't forget about all the stories I've told ya.
Arnold
Yeah, I can't wait to find out what actually happened, and what parts you made up.
Grandpa
Made up?! What are you talking about, every story I ever told you is one hundred percent true, and this journal will prove it!
Grandma
Well then let's read it. I made sandwiches.
Arnold
Great, I'm starving!
(while chewing on a sandwich) Well, come on grandpa, read it! What's it say? What's it say?
Grandpa
All right, all right. Calm down. Chew a little before you swallow Arnold, and don't spill on the journal! It's a precious family relic. Okay, here goes.
"March 15th. Today I met the woman I'm going to marry." Aww, that's sweet. Hope he's writing about your mom, Arnold.
Arnold
Grandpa.

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
We met when I stumbled into a research party. I was out hiking with my college friend Eduardo, an anthropologist from San Lorenzo. I fell behind a groove.
Miles
Aaaah! Ow!
(Stella comes running)
Hi. I'm Miles. Ow.
Stella
I'm Stella.
Grandpa (narrating)
Stella. What a beautiful name. You know what that means, short man?
Arnold
No.
Grandpa
I was hoping you would.
Grandpa (narrating)
She's a doctor and a botanist.
Stella
I'm down here studying the local plant life, looking for cures for jungle diseases. I wanna bring healthcare to all people, no matter where they live.
Grandpa (narrating)
She's amazing. So smart. I told her about my anthropology project, how I'm studying the local culture and helping communities improve the quality of their life. Hope she's impressed.
Miles
(hits his head on a branch) Ow.
Grandpa (narrating)
Hmm. Maybe she thinks I'm a goof. Oh well, call me a romantic, but I think we're perfect for each other.
(Miles and Stella enter a temple)
Miles
Hey look. Oh, o-okay, I can read this. "This temple is dedicated to the sacred... spider?" (gasp)
(They run out of the temple)
I hate spiders, I hate spiders, I hate spiders!
Stella
Me too. Oh, but I love you.
(cut to another area)
Grandpa (narrating)
Today I hiked with Stella to the highest point in the area. There's an amazing view from the top of the cliffs.
Stella
Who told you about this trail, anyway?
Miles
Eduardo.
Stella
Yeah, how come he didn't come with us?
Miles
He said it was really something you only wanna do once.
Stella
Oh, uh-huh. I'm gonna punch him when we get back.
Miles
If we get back.
(The ground below them collapses. They fall into rapids.)
Miles
You okay?
Stella
Never better! What's that roaring noise?
Miles
Oh man.
Grandpa (narrating)
It was a (???) fall! We swam away from the cataract as hard as we could, but the current was way too strong.
Stella
I'm really gonna punch him when we get back!
Miles
Stella!
Stella
Miles!
Miles
I love you!
(They fall down the waterfall and into a net.)
Stella
What... just happened?
Miles
Somebody saved us!
Stella
Who?
(A native runs away)
Miles
Hey, wait! Hold on! Espérate, we wanna thank you!
Grandpa (narrating)
Our mysterious savior was gone. But then, Stella saw his calling card on the wall. It was the symbol of the elusive Green-Eyed People; the original inhabitants of San Lorenzo. Thought to be a lost civilization like the Mayans, and the subject of many incredible stories, but who no outsider had ever seen.

Sunset Arms boarding house

Grandpa (reading)
"Clearly, the Green-Eyes saved our lives. Stella and I bowed to thank them somehow, to pay them back by some good deed of our own." Woooh!
Arnold
This is so cool! You told me stories about the Green-Eyed People.
Grandpa
Yes, the mysterious Green-Eyed People. Almost as mysterious as this sandwich. What the heck's in this, Pookie?
Grandma
Oh, peanut butter and scrod. It's an old family recipe.
(Phil spits out the sandwich, Abner comes running and eats it.)
Grandpa
Oh, Abner, stop acting like a pig!
(Phil drops the remaining sandwiches to the floor.)
Arnold
Grandpa, can we get back to the story?
Grandpa
The butler did it. Oops! Gave away the ending!
(Grandma laughs)
Arnold
The story about the Green-Eyed People!
Grandma
Aah, yes, the Green-Eyed People... Aren't they the people who installed our air conditioning? You know, I don't really trust them. I think they took the change I had in the cookie jar.
Grandpa
No, Pookie. You're thinking of Oskar.
Grandma
Oh, am I?
Arnold
Can we please get back to the journal?
Grandpa
Okay, but first I gotta take a whiz like a race horse. (Cracks back) Anyone need anything from the kitchen while I'm gone?
Grandma
I demand to see the chef! There's a fly in my soup!
Grandpa
Alright, I'll see what I can do about it.
Arnold
(sighs)

(Fade to black)

Grandpa
(Sound of toilet flushing) Aah! Don't go in there for a while. Okay, back to your father's amazing journal. Let's see, where were we? (Arnold laughs) Ah!

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
Monday: busy day. We learned from Eduardo that the evil river pirate, Lasombra, had stolen a sacred relic called The Corazón from the Green-Eyes. We figured that returning this precious artifact would be the perfect opportunity to pay the Green-Eyes back. So Stella and I tracked Lasombra down.
(Miles and Stella run through the jungle. Miles whips a branch over a waterfall.)
Miles
Hang on. (swings to the other side)
Lasombra
NAAAAAH! You meddling do-gooder gringos! I'll get the Corazón back if it's the last thing I ever do!!
(Miles and Stella land on the other side. The Corazón starts glowing.)
Miles
Wait! No, stop, don't look! We can't. They say it's too sacred.
Grandpa (narrating)
After days of searching in the remote interior of San Lorenzo, we came to a forested valley not found on any map. There, the Green-Eyes had built one of their stone shrines that marked the borders of their ancient realm.
(They place The Corazón on the shrine. It disappears, and leaves a small object behind.)
The Green-Eyed People were so grateful for the return of their precious Corazón, that they accepted us as members of their family.

Sunset Arms boarding house

Grandpa (continuing previous narration)
I even hoped they would invite us to their hidden city. But they're still too secretive.
Arnold
Their hidden city? Where's that?
Grandpa
I don't know, Arnold. That's why they call it "the hidden city", it's hidden, see? Can I please continue?
Arnold
Sure, grandpa. Read on.
Grandpa
Oh! Oh, this is good. Hoho, you're gonna like this. Your dad just asked your mom to marry him.
Arnold
Wow! And she said "Yes", right?
Grandpa
Let's see. Actually, she said "No thank you". The end. Roll credits.
Arnold
Grandpa!
Grandpa
Okay, okay, she said yes. And the wedding was set for the following month, which brings us to our next chapter. "It was a beautiful, tranquil day in-
Grandma
Jolly-old England! Eager crowds packed the London streets. Your mother arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. The diamonds in her tiara sparkling. Your father, resplendent with his gold-tip sword, escorted her into Saint Paul's Cathedral, where he-
Grandpa
Pookie! That was Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding, you crazy nincompoop! Now, be quiet and stop interrupting the story!
As I was saying, "It was a beautiful, tranquil day in the rainforest of San Lorenzo."

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (continuing previous narration)
My family and friends came from all over the world and gathered together at an ancient Mayan temple. We waited nervously for the arrival of the most anticipated person of them all - the reason we were all assembled, the focus of the whole event, my beloved, talented, handsome father - Phil!
Arnold
Grandpa.
Grandpa
Heh-heh. Just seeing if you're paying attention, Arnold.
(Stella arrives on a boat, butterflies fly around.)
Miles
Wow. You look amazing.
Stella
You're not so bad yourself.
Grandpa (narrating)
The ceremony began, and as we exchanged our vows, Eduardo translated for those who weren't familiar with the local dialect.
Local Priest
(reads a scroll unknown South American dialect) Miles. (continues speaking) Stella. (speaks for a long time)
Eduardo
Do you Miles, take Stella to be your wife?
Miles
I do.
Local Priest
(claps for a local to bring him an even bigger scroll, then reads until night)
Eduardo
Do you Stella, take Miles to be your husband?
Stella
(Miles and Stella get up from the floor) I do.
Local Priest
Chak-a Mat-a
Eduardo
By the power invested in me, as an ordain minister of the glorious Republic of San Lorenzo, I now pronounce you, Mr. and Mrs.- *burp*

Sunset Arms boarding house

Grandpa
Pookie! I told you to go easy on the frijoles!
Grandma
Sorry!

San Lorenzo

Eduardo
You may now kiss the bride.

(The ground starts shaking)

Miles
Oh, it's like I can feel the earth moving under my feet.
Stella
I know. I felt it too. (they kiss again)
Eduardo
(grabs the priest as the guests scream) Take cover amigos! We're having a temblor! An earthquake! (rock structures collapse)
Stella
Oh well. At least the cake is okay.
Grandpa
(emerges from the cake) It's more than okay. It's delicious.
Grandpa (narrating)
Undorted by the surprise visit from Mother Nature, the reception continued until the wee hours. It was quite a time.
Grandma
Woo-woo! Woo-woo! Here comes the train! (laughs)
Grandpa (narrating)
Even the Green-Eyed People showed up. Of course, none of us actually saw them.
Miles
What is it?
Stella
It's a piglet. Wh-From the Green-Eyed People.
Miles
Oh, I've heard about this. It's a tradition. It's meant to bring good luck.
Eduardo
Why didn't you get the pig before the earthquake?
Grandpa
Well, what are we waiting for? Let's fire up the grill!
Stella
No, no, we can't eat her! She's a gift! And she's cute!
Grandpa
Not that cute.
Stella
I wanna keep her. As a pet. What do you think, Miles?
Miles
I think it's a great idea.
Stella
Good. We'll call her Isabelle.
Miles
(takes a better look at the pig) On second thought, why don't we call him Abner? (Stella laughs)

Sunset Arms boarding house

Arnold
Abner was a wedding present to my parents?
Grandpa
That's right.
Arnold
A wedding present from the Green-Eyed People?
Grandpa
Correct.
Arnold
And you were gonna eat him!?
Grandpa
Hey-I-I couldn't help it! He looked tasty! A-And the only thing I had to eat all day was that darn cake. Those are empty calories, Arnold. Empty!
Arnold
Grandpa, that's completely crazy!
Grandpa
Oh, we were all a little crazy back then! It was a style in those days.
Grandma
Well heck, some of us are still crazy!
Grandpa
Oh, easy there Pookie! You just had a huge hoagie.
Arnold
So, what happened next?
Grandpa
Ah, let's see... wedding, earthquake, reception, pig... Aha! Here we are! Later that night, after all the guests had gone, we went back to our hut. It was the hottest night the jungle ever had... oh... (mumbles) Okay Arnold, time for bed!
Arnold
But it's only six o'clock, Grandpa!
Grandpa
Six o'clock? It's dinner time! Why don't you go order some chinese? Food, that is!
Arnold
Grandpa, how can you be hungry? We just ate a whole platter of sandwiches.
Grandpa
Don't question me Arnold, I'm your elder and I know what's best. Now go order some chinese.
Arnold
Okay... fine. I'll order chinese.
Grandpa
Whew! Sheesh, I thought he'd never leave.
Grandma
Who?
Grandpa
Arnold.
Grandma
Well, which one is he?
Grandpa
Our grandson.
Grandma
Oh, we should introduce him to the nice little blond boy who was just here.
Grandpa
Fine Pookie, I'll get right on it.

(cut to later)

Grandpa (singing)
Chop... Suey, chicken Chop Suey, it's so hard to beat the smell of soy, no Bok Choy... I'm so happy to eat it.
Arnold
Uh, Grandpa, you think we can get back to the journal now?
Grandpa
Wait a minute. First I have to read my fortune. (the fortune reads "13 13 666") He-hey, not bad. Things are looking up!
Arnold
Grandpa. The journal.
Grandpa
Okay, okay, I'm on it. Ooh, their honeymoon. "Today we arrived at exotic Rio de Janeiro."
Arnold
Wait. I thought you told me that they spent their honeymoon at the North Pole.
Grandpa
No I didn't.
Grandma
But you said-
Grandpa
Wasn't me.
Arnold
Okay, fine. They arrived in exotic Rio de Janeiro.
Grandpa
Thank you!

Rio de Janeiro

Grandpa (narrating)
We spent the first day of our honeymoon strolling around the inner harbor. At sunset, we decided to ride the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Eduardo says there's an amazing view from the top, but's the kinda thing ya only wanna do once.
Miles
Thanks for coming up here anyway, Stella.
(the wire of a cable car snaps)
Stella
Miles, we gotta do something, quick!
Miles
I got an idea.
(They run into another car)
If I can catch the handle on the door, I can pull the other car close enough for everyone to jump across. (climbs to the roof of the car) With your help, of course.
Stella
(stops the car, Miles whips the door open)
Nice shot. Okay, come on. You doing great. One more. (to boy) Come on, you can do it.
Rio Boy
No, I can't!
Stella
Please, just take my hand.
Rio Lady
Do what the nice lady says, honey.
Rio Boy
I can't. I'm too scared! (cable car breaks further) No!
Stella
Well, I guess I'll just have to come get you mys-oh! Here I am. Good. Now, put your arms around my neck and hold on. (Stella gets to the other car)
Rio Lady
Oh, thank you. Thank you so much.
Stella
No problem. (cable car gives way, taking Stella with it)
Miles
Stellaaa!
(Jumps and falls on top of the car)
Stella
Oh!
Miles
Honeymoon's not over yet.
Stella
If we don't get off this thing we'll be smashed to pieces.
Miles
I know, that's why we gotta jump!
Stella
Ah! I was afraid you were gonna say that.
Miles
We'll do it on three. Okay, THREE!!
(they jump into the water below. Cut to Stella in a swimming pool, sitting down next to an injured Miles)
Stella
Thanks handsome. Hey, remind me never to take another travel suggestion from your old buddy Eduardo.
Eduardo
Miles! Stella! There you are! I've been looking all over for you two!
Stella
How'd you get here?
Eduardo
I was sent by the Green-Eyed People. I'm so sorry to interrupt your honeymoon, but they're in terrible trouble amigos! They wanted me to give you this.
Miles (reading in pain)
It says they've been struck by a mysterious disease... that many have perished... and they need us to come to them right away-Ow!
Eduardo
Stella, they need your medical expertise! You two are the only people they trust.
Stella
Then I guess we... we'd better get going.

Sunset Arms boarding house

Grandpa
Your mom, dad, and Eduardo left Rio and took off for the San Lorenzo jungle, and we'll get to the rest of that story right after I hit the restroom.
Arnold
Again?
Grandpa
Never get old, Arnold! Never get old!
Arnold
(sighs)

(Fade to black. If you're watching the two-part version of this episode, this is were Part One ends.)

Grandpa
Woo! I feel like a new man! Light as a feather. Anyway, back to the journal.

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
We parachuted into the heart of the jungle, the volcanic mountains of San Lorenzo. Where we'd last seen any sign of the mysterious Green-Eyes.

(Miles and Stella parachute into the jungle, with Miles getting stuck in tree branches)

Stella
You okay, Miles?
Miles
Never better.

(They arrive at a Green-Eye shrine where they previously returned the Corazón.)

Stella
Miles, look. Dead butterflies. They always die first. It's the sleeping sickness, Miles.
Miles
And now it's hit the Green-Eyes.
Stella
We've gotta make a serum. Fast.
(Stella looks at a book)
We'll need some red moss from the San Juan river, the nose whisker of a wild Bolivian boar, and the root of a Panamanian zapote tree.
Miles
Right. Sounds easy.

San Juan river

Miles
(sighs) Okay, I give up. We've looked under every rock on this entire river, and no red moss.
Stella
Umm... you haven't looked under every rock. (points to a rock above the river)
Miles
(sighs)

Bolivia

Stella
There he is.
(Miles approaches the boar, hiding behind bushes)
Careful...
Miles
(gets the whisker, only to get caught in a spider web and wake up the boar)
I hate spiders, I hate spiders, I hate spiders! Aaah!

Panama

Miles
Okay, I admit the first two were hard, but this one will be easy!
(Miles and Stella grab shovels, only for him to step on quicksand)
Umm.. oh-oh. Stella! Stellaaa!
Stella
Miles! (She ties a vine around her, and dives into the quicksand to save Miles)
Miles
(panting) Like I said, that was easy. (shows the root)

San Lorenzo

(Miles and Stella sleep on the plane while Eduardo flies it. Cut to them making the syrum in their hut, while Eduardo hunts butterflies. The syrum at first fails, but later works.)

Stella
Got it.

(They leave the syrum at the site from before.)

Miles
I hope we're not too late.

(A wind blows, and the scene cuts to them sleeping in their hut.)

Stella
(sees gift from the Green-Eyes) Miles.
Miles
Wow. A double thank-you.
Grandpa (narrating)
Later that night, we toasted Stella for making the life-saving syrum.
Miles
To Stella!
Eduardo
The Florence Nightingale of San Lorenzo!
Stella
Ehh. (drops drink)
Miles
Are you okay, Honey? What's wrong?
Stella
I'm fine, but when that drink hit my stomach... No good.
Miles
Your stomach? Maybe you should lie down.
Stella
Don't worry, I'm okay.
Grandpa (narrating)
Despite what Stella had said, I was worried. Really worried. I couldn't help but think--

Sunset Arms boarding House

Arnold
What was wrong with her? Was she really sick?
Grandpa
Well, she was, um... sorta kinda, you know, in a manner of speaking...
Arnold
Was it food poisoning?
Grandpa
No.
Arnold
Tropical flu?
Grandpa
No, whatever that is.
Arnold
Oh, I know.
Grandpa
Do you?
Arnold
She caught the sleeping sickness.
Grandpa
Eeeeh. Nope, wrong, but thank you for playing.
Arnold
O-Okay, I give up.
Grandpa
Don't give up, ya quitter! Okay, I'll give ya a hint. Your mother was going to have...
Grandma
A hernia?
Grandpa
No, no, no, no. It's a good thing she was going to have. It rhymes with "maybe".
Grandma
Rabies!
Grandpa
Oh! Think, she was going to have a... Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da.
Arnold
A baby!
Grandpa
Oh yeah! Bingo!

San Lorenzo

Stella
(comes out of clinic) I'm pregnant. We're gonna have a baby.

Sunset Arms boarding House

Grandpa (to Arnold)
And do you know who that baby was?
Arnold
Me?
Grandpa
Right again, short man!
Grandma (singing)
Baby, baby! Stick your head in gravy! Wash it out with bubblegum and send it to the navy!
Grandpa
Pookie! Pookie! Pookie, enough, stop! Eh. So there you were Arnold, in your mommy's belly.
Arnold
Okay, great. Can we move on?
Grandpa
Heh-heh-heh. Making you uncomfortable, ah? Okay, let's move on.

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
The last few months have been very productive. Eduardo and I have been clearing land, planting crops, and building a school, while Stella grows more and more pregnant.
With Arnold! That's you, Arnold! Heh-heh-heh.
Arnold
Grandpa...
Miles
(Stella complains)
You okay? You look kinda pale.
Stella
Never better.
Miles
(gasps) You mean...
Stella
(nods)
Miles
Okay. (whistles, Eduardo comes with a litter) Your ride's here.

(the three move through the jungle)

Stella
Look, smoke. That must be the town.
Miles
That's great. We're nearly there.
Eduardo
Well, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the hospital is just around that mountain.
Stella
And the bad news?
Eduardo
The mountain... it's a volcano. It's called Volcan Turriable. But don't worry, volcanoes smoke all the time. I'm sure that's all it'll do.

(Volcano erupts, animals start making sounds)

Miles
Oh, great. We get here right when it's erupting!
Stella
So am I!
Miles
Oh, this isn't good!

Sunset Arms boarding House

Grandpa (reading)
The volcano started spitting out fire and smoke like crazy! It was both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Sorta like you, Pookie.
Grandma
Back at ya, sweetcheeks!
Arnold
Then what happened? Then what happened!?
Grandpa
Okay, okay.

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
The earth heaved and shook! The air thundered with the shrieks of jungle animals! And two bright rivers of molten lava came pouring down from every direction, cutting off our escape!

(Fiery proyectiles come flying down around the trio, as they avoid the lava.)

Stella
(groans)

(Miles and Eduardo move Stella, as the litter is burned by the lava.)

Stella
I can't move. I have to lie down. Right. Now.
Grandpa (narrating)
We had no choice, but to lay Stella right down on the trail. She was not very happy.
Stella
I. Am. Not. Very. HAPPY!!!!

(Volcano eruption intensifies, monkeys screech.)

Stella
Miles, it's time!
Miles
Okay, then we'll just have to deliver the baby right here, in this lovely spot-! (Miles is interrupted by Eduardo, who sees the lava flow behind them.)
Eduardo
Dios mío! Look!
Miles
Aah!

(Stella screams.)

Miles
(looking at their surroundings) Geez, Eduardo, what now?
(gasps as he sees a column of green smoke) The Green-Eyes!

(Miles and Eduardo drag Stella to the nearby temple, as lava follows them. They find a bed prepared inside.)

Stella
Uuuaaagghh! (ground shakes)
Miles
(grabs a wet cloth and covers Stella's face)
Rememember, breathe, breath. Just like in class!
Stella
Grrr, shut up, shut up, shut up!!

(Eduardo goes outside the temple, seeing all the destruction around them.)

Stella
Aaaaaaauuugghh! Ah! Aaaah! Ah... ah... ah! Aaaaaaah! Aaaaaaaah! Ah! AAAAAUUUUGGHH!

(The eruption abrutly stops. All animals fall silent as a baby's cry is heard. Eduardo reenters the temple. Stella kisses the newborn.)

Eduardo
He has silenced all of nature.
Miles
Our little baby.
Stella
A miracle baby... Arnold.
Eduardo
Arnold. That's his name?
Stella
It was my dad's name.
Eduardo
Arnold. He's a good-looking boy.
Stella
(gives the baby Arnold to Miles) We couldn't have done it without you, Eduardo. Thank you. (She kisses him on the cheek.)
Miles
He is a good-looking kid, isn't he? Hey. Hi. Hey Arnold. Hi baby boy. I'm your dad. And this is your lovely mom. You're so lucky.
Miles (narrating)
And so are we. We have a miracle baby, named Arnold.
Green-Eyes
Arnold...

Sunset Arms boarding House

Arnold
Wow, grandpa. What an incredible story, I can't believe it!
Grandpa
Neither can I, it's amazing! I can't believe they didn't name you Phil!
Arnold
No, the volcano! I can't believe the way I was born!
Grandpa
What, you think I was making it up all these years?
Arnold
Well... actually, I did.
Grandpa
Me, make up a story!?
Arnold
...It's been known to happen.
Grandpa
Alright, sue me, I made up a story. But this one is a hundred-percent true! You were a miracle baby, Arnold! Born during a volcanic eruption!
Grandma
I always thought he was born in the back seat of a greyhound bus rolling down Highway 41.
Grandpa
Oh, Pookie, that's an old hippie song!
Grandma
Oh, yes, that's right!
Arnold
So, why did the volcano stop when I was born?
Grandpa
Mmm, I don't know. Maybe your dad can shed some light on it. Let's see.
"I guess it will always be a happy mystery why everything became still and silent right after Arnold was born..."
Well, that's lame! At least he could've made something up!
Arnold
So, what happened after that? Did they go back to their village?
Grandpa
No, you all lived happily in an old stone temple surrounded by boiling-hot lava. (ba-dum-tss)
Grandma
Well, where did they go to the bathroom?
Grandpa
Yet another mystery! (stomach rumbles) Oh! Speaking of bathrooms, that kung-pow shrimp is backing up on me! Be right back!

(Arnold laughs. Fade to black) (Sound of toilet flushing)

Grandpa
Alright, let's see. The journal, the journal. Ah, here we are! "We've been back in our village for a week, and life is very different now that we have a baby!"
Grandma
We have a baby!?
Grandpa
Pookie, I got a roll of tape and I'm not afraid to use it! (Grandma blinks, Grandpa puts away the tape.)

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
Our normal routine is a thing of the past. Now we spend all our time concentrating on Arnold. Diapering him, bathing him, feeding him, but most of all, trying to get him to sleep! Oof!

(Baby Arnold crawls away from his parents' bed.)

Miles
(wakes up and gasps) Arnold! Where's Arnold?
Stella
Arnold!

(Miles sees baby Arnold approach a snake.)

Miles
(gasp) Arnold!
Grandpa (narrating)
Stella and I made a hard decision, but I think it's the right one. We're going to leave San Lorenzo, I think we've done some good work here. But I wrote mom and dad and told them that it's time they met their grandson, and that we're coming home.

Sunset Arms boarding House

Grandpa
That's me, Phil, the dad he wrote to. Should've been your name, Arnold!
Arnold
Grandpa.

San Lorenzo

Grandpa (narrating)
We'll miss our village in this country, and our many friends, but it's all different now with Arnold. I love my new son so much, he's changed our lives forever. I never thought we could be so happy.

(Abner catches up to Miles and Stella's wagon.)

Miles
Hahaha!

San Lorenzo airport

Eduardo
I'll miss you both so very much.
Miles
And we'll miss you too, Eduardo.
Stella
Thanks for everything. Everything.
Grandpa (narrating)
While flying away from our old life and toward our new one, I was thinking about how nice and simple things will be back in my hometown. Even in the jungle, I would dream about my childhood in the big ol' brick house, and my peaceful, quiet neighborhood.

Boarding House stoop

(Ernie, Mr. Hyunh, and Oskar play instruments while Miles and Stella arrive at the boarding house.)

Stella
You must be quite a hero to these people.
Miles
Or they're all just amazed someone left this neighborhood and then actually came back.
Grandpa
What a great-looking boy, he's got my chin!
Grandma
And my third eye. (Miles and Stella laugh.)
Grandpa
Don't encourage her.

Montage at Sunset Arms

Grandpa (narrating)
Stella loves our new life in the boarding house, and Arnold's quite a hit with Mom and Dad.

(Grandpa presses Arnold's nose and the packard's horn at the same time.)

Grandma
(Walking with Phil, Miles and Stella, pulling baby Arnold on a wagon.)
Woo-woo! Woo-woo! Here comes the train!
Grandpa (narrating)
We're all completely, blissfully happy together. (scene changes to Arnold's first birthday)
So now Arnold is one. I can't believe it, I have a one-year-old son. (Arnold puts out the candle with his drool, and gets his picture taken.)
All
Yay Arnold!

(Arnold gets his picture taken by Miles while playing with a toy plane.)

Grandpa (narrating)
I look at my own dad and hope I can be half as great as he is. He's a stupendous guy; brilliant, funny, handsome, (???), classy, really the perfect--

Sunset Arms boarding house

Arnold
Grandpa! You're making that up.
Grandpa
Fine, whatever you say. The point is, I'm the poo, and you turned one year old. I remember that day perfectly.
Arnold
You do? Then what happened next?
Grandpa
I have no idea. But hopefully the journal does! Here we go:

The Park

Grandpa (narrating)
That afternoon we went to the neighborhood park. I bought Arnold a tiny blue hat. It doesn't really fit him, but it just seems to suit him somehow. (All three laugh as the hat falls off.)
Then we parked the stroller and watched the other parents and their children playing.
(Baby versions of all of Arnold's friends are at the park.)
This neighborhood has plenty of babies for Arnold to play with; maybe they'll grow up to be friends someday. (Miles and Stella laugh at baby Helga drinking baby Phoebe's milk bottle)

(Baby Rhonda and baby Eugene are riding ducks, Eugene falls off.)

Nate
Are you okay?

(Baby Harold, Sid, and Stinky are playing in the sandbox. Sid hits Stinky and starts crying. Miles and Stella laugh, then notice Arnold is gone.)

Stella
(gasp) Where's Arnold?
Miles
Arnold?
Stella
Arnold!
Miles
Arnold? Arnold!
Stella
Arnold?
Miles
Arnold!
Baby Helga
Heehee! Look at that! Look at that! (Miles faces where Helga's pointing, and sees Arnold at the top of a slide.)
Miles
Arnold!
Stella
Arnold! No! Don't move! (Miles climbs up, but Arnold laughs and slides down.)
Miles
Arnold!!! (Stella gasps, Arnold falls on some mud.)
Grandpa (narrating)
Stella and I have been on hundreds of adventures, but I was never so scared as when I saw baby Arnold standing on the top of the slide. As we hugged and kissed our boy after he was safe, we vowed:
Stella
We'll never let you out of our sight again.

Later that night

Miles
Happy birthday, one year old.
Stella
We love you. Sleep tight.
(singing softly) Lullaby, and good night. Sweet dreams, and sleep tight.
Miles
(singing softly) No, we love you, more each day. While you sleep and while you play.
Stella
(singing softly) You so sweet, through and through. Stay off the slide 'till you're two.
Miles (narrating)
I love every day of our lives together. I'm looking forward to living near my mom and dad, and watching Arnold grow and learn more and more. I feel so lucky. I would do anything in the world for my lovely Stella, and for our dear little son, Arnold.

Sunset Arms boarding house

(Arnold looks forlorn at hearing the future that never was. His grandparents stop to look at him, then Phil turns a page in the journal.)

Grandpa
Oh, well, it's the last page of the journal. It's a familiar story, short man, and--
Arnold
It's okay. ...I wanna hear it, Grandpa.
Grandpa
Alright, uh.

The Park

Grandpa (narrating)
Eduardo arrived quite unexpectedly today. He came to tell us there's been another much worse outbreak of the deadly sleeping sickness in San Lorenzo. The new strain of the disease is spreading all through the region, and many Green-Eyes have already died.
Eduardo
Please, just one final mission. You're their only hope.

(The scene changes to Miles and Stella's room

Grandpa (narrating)
It's a heartbreaking decision, but the Green-Eyes have been like family to us. They saved our lives again and again; helped us to safety right before our baby was born. I really, really don't wanna leave Arnold,

Sunset Arms boarding house

Grandpa (narrating, continued)
but our trip back to San Lorenzo will be... quick.

(Grandma holds Arnold's shoulders, and tragic music plays while the rest of the journal entry is read.)

Grandpa (reading)
Mom and Dad can look after him. Before we know it, we'll... be back... playing with our boy.
(The flashback of Miles and Stella leaving appears.)
I know that the whole time we're there... we'll both miss our Arnold... terribly.
Grandpa
(sigh) Well, that's all he wrote. Quite an unexpected find, this journal.
Arnold
I'm so glad that we found it. It's great to hear all these stories. I learned so much more about my parents.
Grandpa
They were pretty great people, Arnold. And they loved you so much.
Arnold
Now I know how hard it was for them to leave me. I understand why they had to do it. They did it for the Green-Eyed People. I just wish I knew what happened to them.
Grandpa
Me too, short man. But I think we've gotten all the answers we're gonna get for one day.
Arnold
(sigh) At least we have this. Can I take it?
Grandpa
Well, of course, of course, it's all yours.
Arnold
I think I'm gonna go outside and sit on the stoop for a while.
Grandpa
Alright, Arnold. We're pooped anyway, we're going to bed. Goodnight.
Grandma
Don't let the horsefiles bite. (Grandma kisses Arnold on the head.)
Arnold
Goodnight. And thanks, for everything.

Boarding house stoop

(Arnold is looking through the pages, when he sees the last pages are stuck together. He separates them, revealing...)

Arnold
(gasps) A map!
It must be the route my parents took on their last trip to the jungle!
(runs back inside) Grandma! Grandpa! You have to see this! I found a map!

(The camera rises to focus on the sky, and the episode fades to black.)

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