Part (10): Narrator 1 Narrator 2 Narrator 3 Narrator 4 Narrator 5 Narrator 6 Mr. Porcupine Mrs. Porcupine Fluffy Rhinoceros <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Narrator 1: A PORCUPINE NAMED FLUFFY Narrator 2: When Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine had their first child, they were delighted. Now he needed a name. Narrator 3: Should they call him Spike? No. Spike was too common. Narrator 4: Should they call him Lance? No. Lance sounded too fierce. Narrator 5: Should they call him Needleroozer? No. Needleroozer was too long. Narrator 6: Prickles? Pokey? Quillian? Then together they had an idea. Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine: "Let's call him Fluffy. It's such a pretty name. Fluffy!" Narrator 1: But soon there was a time when Fluffy began to doubt that he was fluffy. Narrator 2: He first became suspicious when he backed into a door and stuck fast. That was not a fluffy thing to do. Narrator 3: He was even more convinced when he accidentally slept on his back and poked holes in the mattress. A very unfluffy thing to do. Narrator 4: When he tried to carry an umbrella he knew the truth without a doubt. Fluffy definitely wasnıt. Narrator 5: So he decided to become fluffier. He thought Fluffy: "Clouds are fluffy. I'll be a cloud." Narrator 6: But he couldn't stay up. He said Fluffy: "I know. Pillows are fluffy! Iıll be a pillow." Narrator 1: But when his mother sat on him, she was not pleased. Narrator 2: He tried soaking in a bubble bath for forty-five minutes, but he did not become fluffy. He became soggy. Narrator 3: He tried whipped cream. He put a little on each quill. It was not easy, and it took more than half a day. But this did not make Fluffy fluffy. He sighed, Fluffy: "They should have named me Gooey." Narrator 4: He ate a lot of fluffy marshmallows. He rolled in shaving cream and feathers. He even tried to become a bunny. Narrator 5: But the truth remained. Fluffy wasn't. Narrator 6: One afternoon Fluffy set out for a walk, trying to think of ways to become fluffy. Narrator 1: Before long he met a very large rhinoceros. Rhinoceros: "Grrrr! I'm going to give you a rough time!" Narrator 2: said the rhinoceros. Fluffy didn't know what a rough time was, but he didn't like the sound of it at all. The rhinoceros asked unkindly, Rhinoceros: "What is your name, small prickly thing?" Fluffy: "Fluffy," Narrator 3: said Fluffy. The rhinoceros smiled. He giggled. Then he laughed out loud. Narrator 4: He rolled on the ground. He jiggled and slapped his knees. He roared with laughter. He howled, Rhinoceros: "A porcupine named Fluffy!" Narrator 5: Fluffy was embarrassed, but he tried to be polite. He inquired Fluffy: "And what is your name?" Rhinoceros: "H...I can't say it," Narrator 6: giggled the rhinoceros. Fluffy suggested Fluffy: "Hubert?" Rhinoceros: "H...H...H...oh help, I just can't say it, I'm laughing too hard," Narrator 1: said the rhinoceros. Fluffy asked Fluffy: "Harold? Or maybe Herman?" Rhinoceros: "No, it's H...H...H...H...H....HIPPO." Narrator 2: gasped the rhinoceros. Hippo. A rhinoceros named Hippo. Fluffy smiled. He giggled. Narrator 3: Then he laughed out loud. He jiggled and slapped his knees. He howled with laughter. Fluffy cried Fluffy: "A rhinoceros named Hippo!" Narrator 4: A porcupine named Fluffy. A rhinoceros named Hippo. It was almost more than they could bear. Narrator 5: Hippo and Fluffy rolled on the ground giggling and laughing until tears came to their eyes. Narrator 6: At last they lay exhausted on the ground. From that time on they were best of friends. Narrator 1: And Fluffy didn't mind being Fluffy anymoreeven though he wasn't.
Scripted by Jill Jauquet