[color=#800000]::The Rangers, the Pi-Rats, the human pirates and the Wonder’s crew stood aghast as spectral light filled the bridge from the outside::[/color]


[color=#408000]Monty:  Maybe it’s a disco leprechaun?[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: Batten down the hatches, mates. I think we're about to be boarded...[/color]


[color=#800000]::From outside the bridge, a deep, menacing voice booms::[/color]


[color=#663366][size=150][i][b]Voice: Earthlings, you have encroached on our sacred domain...[/b][/i][/size][/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale:  Quick!  We need to wrap the entire ship and everyone on board in tinfoil![/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  Dale, how is a paper thin layer of foil going to protect anyone?  [/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale:  Uh... we can't get bogged down in details now, Chip!  Its up to us, as usual, to save the day! More tinfoil![/color]


[color=#8040FF]Gadget: But Dale that would take 7.27 million square—[/color]


[color=#800000]::Monty clasps his hand over Gadget's mouth::[/color]


Monty: Sorry lass, but I think we've reached our quota on mathematical double-talk...[/color]


[color=#663366][size=150][i][b]Voice: You must pay the penalty for your grievous desecration...[/b][/i][/size][/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  We need to find the Captain of the ship and have him turn the boat around.  [/color]


[color=#408000]Monty:  You do that, Chip.  I'll deal with them aliens.[/color]


[color=#800000]::Monty rolled up his sleeves and punched his fist into his hand::[/color]


[color=#8040FF]Gadget:  Golly, shouldn't we be trying to make contact with the aliens and find out what the problem is first?[/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale (patronizing):  Gadget, you need to watch more monster movies.  [/color]


[i][b]Voice: We will capture your souls![/b][/i][/size][/color]


[color=#800000]::At that, the human pirates screamed in terror and ran for it. They and a few dozen other humans and animals ran to the lifeboats and soon they were sculling through the open seas. On the bridge, the Pi-Rats stood with the Rangers::[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: Look at that lot turn tail at the first sign of disaster! A Pi-Rat never shows fear![/color]


[color=#0000FF]Stormy: Not even a little, Cap'n? I'm really tempted right now...[/color]


[color=#800000]Chip: But you were trying to steal the ship yourselves![/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: It ain't like you're thinking, laddie buck. We didn't have no choice, it—[/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale: Could we hold off on this until after we get out of this or get deep-fried by the aliens!?![/color]


::From outside, the voice changed from the deep, threatening tone to one filled with mirth::[/color]


[b]Voice: Woo-hoo, look at them go in those boats! I bet they don't stop until they hit Cleveland![/b][/i][/size][/color]


[color=#0040FF][size=150][i][b]Another voice (chiding): If you knew your Earth geography like you were supposed to, you'd know that Cleveland's too far north for that.[/b][/i][/size][/color]


[i][b]Voice: Details, details.[/b][/i][/size][/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale (realizing):  Waaaait a minute, I know that voice.  Why I aughta...Ditz!  Wait till I get my hands on you! [/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  Ditz? You mean they're those crazy Fleeblebroxians? Now we have to deal with these crazy aliens, too![/color]


[color=#408000]Monty:  How did we deal with them last time?[/color]


[color=#800000]::In a shimmer of light, Ditz appears before them::[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: Hi, Rangers! What's new?[/color]


Gadget:  Hi, Ditz!  We were going to have an awards ceremony, but what with the rival groups of pirates trying to take over and your surprise appearance, that's all sort of thrown things off for the evening.  So, what brings you back to Earth?[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: Actually, your awards ceremony did! We're organizing the first Golden Urkburgle Awards for greatness in interplanetary creativity and we decided to come down and watch how you do things at your awards. We saw the pirates and all, so we pretended to attack you so they'd run off.[/color]


[color=#800000]::Two more Fleeblebroxians beam in now, namely Bric and Brac::[/color]


Bric: Yes, we've been keeping tabs on the various nefarious criminals on the ship. We not only scared the pirates away, we managed to scare off two dozen more villains plotting to steal your little golden acorns. Strange that anyone would want to acquire metal when urkburgles are the universal currency.[/color]


[color=#33CCCC]Brac: That reminds me, we need to pick up some more when we visit Umchuck Five.[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: Mind if we join in on your awards ceremony?[/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  Sure!  You've already helped us, though there might be some delay as we fish the audience out of the ocean and dry them off in time for the awards.[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz (apologetic): Oh yeah, sorry about using our Megasonic Voice Amplifier. Seemed the best way to get everyone's attention.[/color]


[color=#800000]::Chip turned from Ditz to Jolly Rogers::


Chip: Now that that's settled, just why WERE you trying to commandeer the ship?


::Jolly Rogers sighed::[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: Like I told ye, lad, it's not what you were thinkin'. We needed to commandeer a ship so's we'd have enough commandeerings to stay in the Pi-Rats' Union.[/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale: Pi-Rats' Union?[/color]


[color=#8040FF]Gadget: Golly, how hard is it to join?[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: Oh, not hard at all, lass. But staying in is a real challenge. And just try to get proper medical and dental care from anywheres else if you spend your time plundering on the high seas. Now we'll miss our quota and just be freelance Pi-Rats.[/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  You can't just keep hijacking ships or we'll keep crossing paths.  Isn't there some non-piraty thing you guys could do?  Maybe Disney could hire you for their pirates ride or something like that?[/color]


[color=#0000FF]Stormy: Oh, could we, Cap'n? I'd love making balloon animals for the kiddies and singing songs while drinking milk through my nose![/color]


Jolly Rogers (noncommital): I don't know. It smacks of not being piratical to me...[/color]


[color=#800000]::At that moment, the staff member who dressed as Captain Hook appeared at the bridge::[/color]


[color=#CC6600]Captain Hook: Perhaps you might consider this offer, Pi-Rat leader. Our parent company has informed me that they were impressed by your performance today. Good form.[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: How did they know about us?[/color]


[color=#CC6600]Captain Hook: They're Disney, good sir. They know more than you think.[/color]


[color=#800000]::Jolly Rogers opened up the piece of paper and froze::[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly: Shiver me timbers...all of that plunder just for going about and acting Pi-Ratical?[/color]


[color=#CC6600]Captain Hook: It's a living.[/color]


[color=#800000]::Jolly Rogers called all his Pi-Rats into a huddle and showed them the paper. When he returned, all the Pi-Rats were with him::[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: Aye, you've got yourself a deal, matey![/color]


[color=#CC6600]Captain Hook: Very good. First performance is tomorrow night. Be prompt.[/color]


[color=#800000]::The Pi-Rats saluted and Hook left the bridge::[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: Well, that changes everything. Since we're set up now in this galleon, mind if we come along too and see the rest of those here awards?[/color]


[color=#8040FF]Gadget:  Golly, everyone's welcome!  Just so no one tries to steal anything more.  That's enough adventure for one night.  See Dale, no mystery or mystical stuff.  Everything is perfectly rational and normal.[/color] 


Dale:  The day's saved by the Rescue Rangers... and tinfoil![/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  Dale, you really are bizarre at times.[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: Let's go, everyone![/color]


[color=#800000]::Ditz mentally activates a remote control and everyone on the bridge vanishes in shimmer, to reappear moments later on stage at the Awards::[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: Hi there, Rangerphiles! We've come from the planet Fleeblebrox to join in on your great awards![/color]


[color=#0000BF]Jolly Rogers: And we've come to not be piratical, arrgh![/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: What do we do now?[/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale: What anyone does when they're up on stage, make it entertaining![/color]


[color=#800000]::From stage left and right, several dozen Disney characters from the movies and the Disney Afternoon join those on stage. Ditz grabs a mic and starts singing, "You've Got a Friend in Me". Soon the others pick it up, with folks on stage and in the audience swaying back and forth, arms on each neighbor's shoulders::[/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale: Hey, this is the best ending we've had for one of these yet, Chip![/color]


[color=#800000]Chip:  Yeah, but it seems to be missing something...[/color]


[color=#800000]::Tammy rushes up, grabbing Chip by the hand and dragging him off::[/color]


[color=#FF8000]Tammy:  Dance with me, Chipper![/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale:  Now it's a good ending!  Hey Gadget, would you like to dance...[/color]


[color=#8040FF]Gadget: Oh sure, why not. Maestro, dance music![/color]


[color=#800000]::The orchestra obeys at once. A mirrored ball lowers from the ceiling and soon the hip disco sounds of "Y.M.C.A" by the Village People. Everyone dances to the beat::[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: This is great! We'll use this music at our awards![/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale: Disco saves the galaxy! But one thing sure was disappointing.[/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: What’s that?[/color]


[color=#FF0022]Dale: No Elvis, and I’ve got my camera here, ready to get his picture![/color]


[color=#CC3399]Ditz: Oh, him? He’s right over there. He’s a pilot in training.[/color]


[color=#800000]::Dale runs to find Elvis disco-dancing with several of the other Rangerphiles. He gets his autograph and a souvenir picture before joining the fun again. The dancing goes on for several minutes more. Once everyone's spent, there's general applause and then things become organized again in preparation for the final awards::[/color]


[color=#0000BF]Dr. Batorious (announcing): Stay tuned, the Rookie of the Year award and the Lifetime Achievement award come up next![/color]