The Red Button is the ninth episode in the first season of Lucky Fred.
Brains must be absent, she fears leaving Fred alone with the controls.
At Agent Brains's lab, the Super Commander informs his daughter that ships from all over the Galactic Union are converging on planet Verdez. She prepares a multi-target missile launch and awaits her father's command. But ends in a halt as he invites her to attend "the Protectors' family picnic".
Later at Fred's room, Brains is so excited that she talks about it with Fred and Friday of how fun it is. Fred on the other hand shows her about his "fun" by wearing Friday as a big jet pack, lifting off inside his room and hitting the ceiling. Brains mentions that the picnic includes family security briefings and Father-Daughter Demolitions Demonstrations, but she also realizes that she'll be gone for the whole weekend and as for her duties she starts worrying of her absence with the planet vulnerable to an alien attack.
Back at her lab, Fred begs of her to protect the Earth (that includes watching her house). She agrees with the "protecting the Earth" part, but refuses to let him watch her house for one reason: he is too curious. Fred convinces her that he's a better choice than her fake robot parents. Brains admits that he has point, however, she makes her own point with a couple of examples if his curiosity makes a best of him. Still, Fred continues to convince her that he has Friday and Friday on the other hand assures her that he has got it covered. Brains had no choice but to agree with Friday and leaves almost everything to him and leaves Fred in charge of watering the plants and warns him of the red button with just one instruction: "DO NOT TOUCH THE RED BUTTON."
Later again at Agent Brains' lab, Fred thinks of being one of the Protectors and starts watering the plants in action. With his curiosity overwhelming him, he wanders around the lab and checks everything he sees, but he is stopped by Friday. Fred who is too curious, looks for the red button and eventually finds it. As he glared at the button, he became interested, more curious and desires to touch it. Friday quickly stops him and keeps himself in between Fred and the button. Fred starts talking about its possibilities and Friday also plays along but talks negatively. After sometime of making other distractions, he decides to go out of the lab and "water the plants".
Later at the living room, Fred tries to distract himself by watching some television. Behind Fred, Brains's fake parents appeared and introduced themselves to their neighbor Fred. After that, Fred told about distracting himself from pushing the red button. The parents were socially influenced with Fred's behavior and gotten crazy, they pressed every button they could find in the house, and looking for the red button.
As they opened the entrance to the lab, they rushed down the stairs to get to the red button and both Fred and Friday tries stop the fake parents. Coincidentally, Brains makes a call to see if everything was okay and is impressed that Fred has not pressed the red button, also getting along with everyone in the house and watered the plants. As Fred takes a seat, suddenly he pressed a button by accident, which starts a countdown that sends the house skyrocketing.
The next morning, Brains scolds him for having sent the house flying, but congratulates him for not having pressed the red button, and lets him to press it. So excited he celebrates then presses it and it turns out to be a trap for Fred to teach him a lesson. After the painful beating, Fred losing balance, Brains smiling and Friday asking Fred to press it again.
Back at planet Verdez, Brains secures her problems back at home and finally gets to do the "Father-Daughter Demolitions Demonstrations" with her dad who's glad that she could make it with the Earth still secured. Brains says to her dad that she has her "most trusted man on the job" (Fred).
“The Red Button”
Written by: Evan Gore & Heather Lombard - POLISH 2 P2
1. EXT. SUPER COMMANDER’S SPACE STATION
Establish in space. A SPACESHIP flies past it.
1 SUPER COMMANDER (O.S.)
Agent Brains... ships from all over
the Galactic Union are converging
on Planet Verdus.
TILT TO INCLUDE: A GREEN PLANET in the far b.g...
2. INT. BRAINS’ LAB - CONTINUOUS
Brains pushes buttons on her console.
Yes Sir. Preparing a multi-target
missile launch awaiting your
ON BRAIN’S ROOFTOP: satellite dishes and missiles focus on target.
3 SUPER COMMANDER
Actually, I would prefer if you
would just... join me?
ON SCREEN: PICTURE ADVERTISEMENT of The Protector’s Picnic. It
looks like a happy group picnic scene--but everyone’s in uniform.
(GASP) The Protector’s Family
3. EXT. FRED’S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER - DAY
5 BRAINS (O.S.)
I mean-- it’s so much fun! You guys
don’t even know.
4. INT. FRED’S ROOM - CONTINUOUS P2
Fred straps on JETPACK FRIDAY--shoulder belts, and X-straps...
6 FRED P2
I’ll show you fun--all strapped on,
Imira Ent - Lucky Fred - The Red Button - POLISH - Gore/Lombard p.2.
Prepare for lift off! P2
Fred & Friday shoot VERY QUICKLY up out of frame.
<HOWL> Ooof! P2
Then Fred drops like a wet sack to below frame.
9 FRED (CONT'D) P2
Fred gets up groggily, dazed, ceiling plaster in his hair...Brains
10 FRED (CONT’D)
(GROGGY) Sweet corn.
(sarcastic) Gosh, that did look
like a lot more fun than our
Fred flicks the plaster out of his hair.
So you and the Protectors all get
together for an afternoon of bean
bag tosses and a three-legged race?
The three-legged aliens would win
every time...it’s “Family Security
Briefings,” and “Father/Daughter
Mid-sentence, Jetpack Friday fires-- and zooms Fred in a loop.... P2
(REALIZING) Wait--I’ll be gone for P2
a whole weekend! P2
Who’s going to watch the radar?
Who’s going to watch the home base?
Fred shoots back inside, flies right in front of Brains’ face, but
19 BRAINS (CONT’D)
Who’s going to protect the Earth? P2
5. EXT. BRAINS’ HOUSE - LATER
20 BRAINS (O.S.) P2
No way, Fred!
6. INT. BRAINS’ LAB - CONTINUOUS
Fred sits at Brains’ desk, leaned back with his feet up. Friday
is back to normal.
Pleeeeeease? I would be so awesome
at protecting the Earth!
Brains looks relieved and <CHUCKLES>.
Oh, protecting the earth would be
Yes! So when should we go over how
all those thingie deals work in the
--but there’s no way I’d let you
watch my house. You’re too curious!
She reaches into frame, placing before him a SANDWICH on a plate.
I’m not curious...what’s this?
He lifts the top layer of bread, and something slimy bulges up,
before slapping over Fred’s mouth, like a sticky STARFISH.
26 FRED (CONT’D)
Fred eventually peels the creature off like a sticker. (S&P: It
must not appear to suffocate him. We should see he can breathe P2
through his nose).
27 FRED (CONT'D) P2
Mmmmmwah! Well I’ve got to be a
better choice than your fake Robot
SWISH TO KITCHEN: Where ROBERT holds up a FLOOR BUFFER, using it
to shampoo ROBERTA’S hair, soap foam dripping down. P2
Fred leans too far back in Brains’ desk chair. He crosses his
feet, and falls backwards onto the floor. P2
True... but--what if you pushed,
say, button Thirty-Seven...
She flips a switch, releasing an instant HAIL OF PLASMA BLASTS,
many nearly hitting them. Brains doesn’t flinch.
29 BRAINS (CONT’D)
Or worse--Button One-forty-four??
Suddenly, the room becomes a discotheque. SPINNING MIRROR BALL
effect fills the room along with the WORLD’S WORST DANCE MUSIC.
Fred clutches his ears, and they shout over the music.
It’s evil! Turn it off!
It’s the world’s worst dance music. P2
It can bring twelve classes of
enemy to their knees. Very
She turns it off.
But I wouldn’t be alone. I’ll have
Friday with me, right Buddy?
Friday is still into the music, dancing the “Robot” dance from the
Hey! I just invented a dance I call
“The Robot!” P2
Friday takes a picture of him and Fred with a DIGITAL CAMERA.
34 FRIDAY (CONT'D) P2
Brains, don’t worry. I’ll be in
charge of all your electronical
junk and stuff.
Brains looks suspiciously.
Yeah. He’ll protect you from,
Brains gives in.
Okay. While I’m gone--
Fred hugs Friday--too tight.
Fred lets go. P2
Friday is in charge of the console,
the radar, and communications. And
7. INT. SAME - BLANK WALL - THE GREEN BUTTON
On a far wall of the lab, is one green button.
I’m in charge of watering the
She pushes the button.
INSERT: PLANTS GETTING WATERED. Up in the living room, a potted
ficus, a window box of flowers, and a hanging plant all get
automatically watered by a hose. <SQUIRT!>
BACK TO BRAINS AND FRED.
Just whatever you do, do NOT press P2
the Red Button. Okay? I’m gonna P2
Fred looks intrigued... P2
8. INT. BRAINS’ LAB - MINI-LAUNCHING PAD
Brains wears “space travel clothes” and carries a suitcase into
her Mini-Rocket. Fred and Friday see her off.
Uh, before you go-- just quickly--
the red button. What does it do?
If you’re never going to push it,
what difference does it make?
Fred is about to protest, then realizes she’s got a point. P2
44 BRAINS (CONT'D) P2
See you when I get back.
9. EXT. BRAINS’ HOUSE
DOWNSHOT ON ROOFTOP: aperture portal opens, her rocket fires out
of it PASSING CAMERA.
WIDE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD, as she arcs into space...
10. INT. BRAINS’ LAB - LATER
Back in the Lab, Friday sits in Brains’ chair, RADAR is all clear.
Fred wears a Protector’s jacket over his clothes. He resembles
the Commander (or Agent Alpha One).
Being one of The Protectors would
be kinda cool, right?
He impersonates the Commander. P2
46 FRED (CONT’D)
Agent Friday! The Tarantulabots are P2
Agent Fred! Save us!
Activating my super-explosive
spider bombs! Pchew! Pchew! Pchew!
Fred pushes the green button three times.
INSERT: UP IN THE QUIET LIVING ROOM: the plants get watered 3
times. <SQUIRT... SQUIRT ...SQUIRT>
BACK ON FRED: idly looking around the room... he wanders off
49 FRED (CONT’D)
Bop-bop-booop...doot doot doot...
ON A WALL-MOUNTED WEAPON: Fred looks up at the daunting futuristic
laser gun like he’s at an art museum.
50 FRED (CONT’D)
Wow... What do you think it does?
Friday’s robotic arm lifts Fred up by the collar and out of
51 FRIDAY (PARTIAL O.S.)
I think it blows things up. Don’t
Friday sits at the console, and drops Fred next to him. Fred is
now eye-level with a drawer under her desk... Which he opens.
Never noticed this drawer before.
He pulls out her MP3 Player, and instantly presses buttons on it.
53 FRED (CONT’D)
Hey, I wonder what’s on her
A LASER BLADE instantly protrudes from the Mp3 player, which he
can hardly control.
54 FRED (CONT’D)
Just as he’s about to damage something, Friday snatches it, turns
it off, and tosses it inside a trash-can-like panel in himself.
No. Touch. P2
Undeterred, Fred looks around as he pulls his LUCKY DICE out of
his pocket and rolls them in his hand.
56 FRIDAY (CONT’D)
What are you looking for?
Nothing... I’m just wondering where
the red button IS, so that I KNOW
EXACTLY what not to touch.
Fred leans his head over the console, his head tripping a LASER
LINE, which triggers BEEPING SOUNDS, and a SQUARE PANEL on the
console to light up.
58 FRED (CONT’D)
What? Haaa? What what what???
A panel opens revealing the RED BUTTON. HARP MUSIC strums!
Fred’s eyes light up. Fred points his finger to push it, Friday P2
flies in to knock his hand away.
Ow! I’m KIDDING! I’m not going to
push it, I don’t WANT to push it...
Oh REALLY. P2
Fred and Friday look down at the button, and up at each other. P2
62 FRIDAY (CONT’D)
You really want to push it don’t
More than ANYTHING I’ve ever wanted
in my whole life. P2
TIGHT ON FRED:
64 FRED (CONT'D) P2
Maybe it opens a portal to another
TIGHT ON FRIDAY:
Maybe that world is populated by P2
TIGHT ON FRED’S EYES:
Or MAYBE it puts you inside a
rubber ball and you could bounce
all over town. That would be fun.
TIGHT ON FRIDAY’S EYES:
Maybe it makes you smell like
TIGHT ON SIDE VIEW OF FRED AND FRIDAY FACE-TO-FACE:
I like bananas. What if it sends P2
you into the future?
What if it sends you into the past?
I could be a pioneer to save
You could re-live fourth grade.
ON FRED, PUSHING THE GREEN BUTTON - FORLORN.
11. INT SAME - LATER
Fred paces back and forth in front of the red button. He rubs his
LUCKY DICE between his hands... P2
It’s... it’s like when you have an
itch on your back that you can’t
scratch-- the more you think about
it--the worse it gets?
Look Fred, you’re not pushing the P2
red button. And I’m going to help P2
you get through this. I have an
12. INT SAME - LATER
Friday has transformed into a large ball covered in RED PUSH
BUTTONS. Fred pushes button after button on Friday <click, click,
click, click, click>, but looks bored.
Not the same, not the same.
Hee-hee... That one tickled...
13. INT SAME - LATER
Fred is now locked inside a CAGE BALL with Friday’s head on top.
Maybe call him “PRISON FRIDAY.” Fred can see the red button, but
can’t reach it.
I have to go! Friday, I command-- P2
No! You can’t touch that button!
You gotta stick with this...now
c’mon, man up!
But I might need to turn you into a
mop if you don’t let me go...
y’know, go go.
Well why didn’t you just say so?
The cage door pops open, Fred runs out.
14. INT. BRAINS’ HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - LATER
Fred sits on Brains’ living room couch watching TV when ROBERT and
Hello neighbor Fred. My name is
“Robert.” Not Robot...but Robert. P2
84 ROBERTA (CONT'D) P2
And I am not Robot either. I am
They smile frozen smiles.
Fred smiles back...
85 FRED P2
I’m just trying to distract
myself...y’know, so I don’t touch
the, y’know, “red button.”
Robert and Roberta perk up.
Where is the red button?
I like pushing buttons.
No no... you don’t push it--
Robert leaves the room, Roberta follows, then Fred follows....
I want to push it. Is this it?
She pushes a button on the wall, which starts the VACUUM CLEANER.
No no, nobody pushes it.
I want to push it... Is this it?
He pushes a different button on the wall repeatedly, which does
something visually surprising: (like it changes the wallpaper, or
flips the table from one setting to another...). Roberta goes
into the kitchen, followed by Robert, then by Fred.... followed by
the vacuum cleaner.
15. INT. BRAINS HOUSE - KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS
Fred runs into the kitchen, where Roberta clicks five buttons on a
panel. These buttons each start something: The kitchen tap, the
electric tea kettle, robotic arms which iron shirts, the central
air blows snow, the TV (which gets blown off the counter from the
wind)...it’s growing mayhem.
Could you turn off the vacuum...
Wait! Stop! P2
Then the Refrigerator bursts open, spilling ICE CUBES. P2
Robert is in that shot, and he pushes buttons on a WALL PANEL
causing small appliances to go on. The Blender blends! <Vrrrr!>
96 FRED (CONT'D) P2
Stop pressing buttons!
A Soup Ladle comes down by robotic arm, and spills a cup of soup
on the ground. Fred dodges by stepping backwards, just as another
robotic arm puts a slice of bread in his face, while more robotic
arms spread peanut butter all over his face
Roberta leaves the kitchen, Robert follows, Fred tries to keep
16. INT. BRAINS’ HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Roberta is at yet another panel of buttons, pushing them, which
opens a PANEL IN THE WALL exposing a STAIRCASE.
None of these buttons are red.
She does go down, and he follows, and so does the vacuum cleaner.
No no! Don’t go down to the lab!
17. INT. BRAINS’ LAB
Friday sees them coming towards the main console.
The Red Button! I wanna push it!
Together, they run and dive for it. ANIME STARBURST B.G. as they
fly towards camera!
ON FRED: shouting:
Friday! I command you to--
101 BRAINS (O.S.)
BRAINS APPEARS ON SCEEN:
REVEAL FRIDAY AND ROBOT PARENTS: Fred snaps into a ridiculously
“casual” pose next to Friday, who hovers mid-air with his limbs
wrapped around Robert and Roberta’s middles as they hover in mid-
air, arms outstretched like Superman flying. The four of them
look at the screen with enormous smiles on their faces.
(calmly) Oh, hello...
How’s... everything going?
Okay. Just checking in. Glad
you’re all getting along. And the
plants are all watered!
And it doesn’t look like you’ve
pressed the red button. I’m
Fred hops up onto the console in an overly confident way,
accidentally sitting on a button. He sends Brains a cocky salute.
Captain Trustworthy, here!
110 COMPUTER (V.O.)
Preparing for liftoff in T minus
Fred? What did you just push?
113 COMPUTER (V.O.)
Huh? Uh, nothing. P2
115 COMPUTER (V.O.)
Put on your seat belt!
18. EXT. BRAINS HOUSE - NIGHT
118 COMPUTER (V.O.)
Brains’ entire house shoots rapidly into space like it’s a
119 FRED (0.S.)
INT. BRAINS’ LAB - NEXT DAY
Everything is back to normal. Brains is there with Fred and
So you’re not mad?
Of course I’m mad! I had to cut my
visit short--right in the middle of
the Alien Brain Reconstruction
But everyone enjoyed seeing the
house...and Fred, I’m proud of you. P2
Accidents will happen, but I asked
you not to push the red button, and
you didn’t. And I know how much
you wanted to.
Oh, no, no, no, well yeah, a LITTLE
And the plants look really good.
So, as a reward-- if you want it--
you may press the red button.
You won’t like it. But if you
really really want to--
Fred giggles like a madman as he walks to the red button with
Ahee! Ahah! Hih-hah...Hoo-hoo!
He pushes the red button, causing a series of cartoony gags: First
it <SQUIRTs> him in the face...causing him to stumble backwards
into the middle of the floor...
Where a PIE flies into his face. <SPLAT>
131 FRED (CONT’D)
Then he falls to the ground in just the right spot for a piece of
the floor to spring up, shooting his body into the air!
IN MID-AIR: He tries to lick the pie off his face.
He drops down...
INTO A HAMMOCK that swings him around and around, flinging him
SMALL TENT,open at the top for him to go into... where we see him
in silhouette... next to a BEE HIVE. We see the silhouette of the
BEES <BUZZING> all around him.
132 FRED (CONT’D)
Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!
He UNZIPS the front of the tent, gets out and ZIPS the tent behind
him. He SLIPS on a WHEELED PLATFORM, and lands spread-eagle on
the floor, where EGGS drop from the ceiling and crack open on him.
Then LIGHTNING STRIKES HIM, frizzing his hair and cooking the
eggs. Brains calmly steps into frame and leans down to ask:
Are you glad you finally pushed the
Fred looks up dazed, then breaks into a HUGE GRIN. That was worth
20. EXT. PLANET VERDU - LATER
In a green, park-like setting, CAMERA DISCOVERS Brains and the
Super Commander, wearing protective practice gear and stocking
feet spar in hand-to-hand combat. Super Commander blocks a kick
to the face from Brains, catching her foot and tickling it.
136 SUPER COMMANDER
Glad you could come back Agent
Brains. You solved your security
problem at home?
Oh yeah. I got my most trusted man
on the job.
They each exchange Judo-like jabs at each other. (S&P Note:
Please no head, chest, stomach or groin contact.)
138 SUPER COMMANDER
Ha! Hya! etc.
Ha! Hyyya! etc.
- First appearance and cameo of Speedy.
- For most of the episode and for the first time, Fred wears a jacket of the Protectors.
- After Agent Brains left, Fred calls himself "Agent Fred," as if being part of "The Protectors".
- When Fred looks inside a drawer to find the lightsaber playlist, next to him is an unknown gadget with the P being inverted.
- In one scene Friday is seen to have pocket on his outer shell.
- This episode reveals a scene of the succeeding episode, when Timmy Gordecki talks about Speedy and him of holding a special tournament for the special amateur robot builders.
- This is the first time, the Super Commander had appeared and talked with her daughter in person.