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Mel's Guitar Lessons is the twenty fourth episode of the first season of Hoop-a-Joop. It aired on Kids' WB on February 19, 2000.

Plot

  • It is the day of the talent show at Lancaster School and The Hoop Kids are ready for their annual celebration. They meet up with Miss Margot (voiced by Michele Morgan) who explains that she will do assisting on guitars. Mel wants to sing Breakaway in order for her sisters Lori and Anna and her parents Stella and Carlos to be proud with her. That afternoon starts the talent show and Mel begins to sing Breakaway through her guitar. It becomes a hit success, and Miss Margot thanks the Hoop Kids.

Cast

  1. Al Valentine (Yuri Lowenthal)
  2. James Rogers (Michael Reisz)
  3. Amy Lambert (Michelle Ruff)
  4. Mel Blake (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  5. Lori Blake (Candi Milo)
  6. Anna Blake (Meagan Smith)
  7. Stella Blake (Susan Roman)
  8. Carlos Blake (Steven Blum)
  9. Miss Margot (Michele Morgan)

Notes

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Miss Margot.
  • It is revealed that the talent show starts this afternoon.
  • Cartoon Network air date: December 12, 2002.
  • Boomerang air date: August 23, 2006.

Music Used

  • Breakaway (from Kelly Clarkson, used as the end theme)

Transcript

  • (The episode begins with the theme Take On Me playing)
  • Woman: Talking away I don't know what I'm to say I'll say it anyway Today isn't my day to find you Shying away I'll be coming for your love, OK?
  • Chorus: Take on me (take on me), Take me on (take on me)
  • Woman: I'll be gone In a day or two.
  • (the episode then opens with The Hoop Kids at Lancaster school one day)
  • Mel: Did you hear that? Today is the talent show!
  • Al: How amazing!
  • Amy: I'd never been in a talent show like before.
  • James: Did you practice with your guitar?
  • Mel: No really. I picked it up from a music store.
  • Al: So that's how you're a singer.
  • Amy: She's not. She's going to practice for the talent show that starts this afternoon.
  • James: And we can't wait to miss it.
  • Mel: I'm going to think of being a star.
  • Miss Margot: Well, hello kids.
  • Al: Hey there. Tell us your name.
  • Miss Margot: I'm Miss Margot and i'm the teacher who holds a talent show.
  • Amy: Cool.
  • James: Say, is that your attitude?
  • Miss Margot: Sure thing. I've been thinking about music.
  • Mel: Well, it's time for anyone to help.
  • Al: Look, Mel. Our classmates are practicing for the talent show.
  • Mel: Cool.
  • Amy: You can be in this guitar session too.
  • James: We'll meet us at the school tomorrow.
  • Mel: Okay.
  • (Later that night, Mel is practicing Breakaway through her guitar)
  • Lori: Is that a good guitar, Mango-Head?
  • Mel: What are you bothering about?
  • Lori: Oh, I was sure you can be part of the rock band.
  • Mel: No way. I'm practicing for the talent show that starts tomorrow.
  • Lori: Who cares?
  • Mel: Grr! I'll show you.
  • Anna: Break it up!
  • Mel and Lori: Huh?
  • (Anna appears, with a very worried look on her face)
  • Anna: Please stop fighting. It's against the rules.
  • Mel: Back right off, Anna. We're trying to have a fight.
  • Lori: No, that Mango-Head's behind all of this.
  • Stella: That's quite enough, you two.
  • Mel: Mom.
  • Stella: Fighting is not allowed at home. Me and your father are worried about this.
  • Carlos: Besides, I'm going to work at the office tomorrow.
  • Mel: Aw man!
  • Lori: Ha! You've been busted.
  • Anna: I'm so sorry, Mel.
  • Mel: (thinking) I must be confident when i sing Breakaway at the talent show tomorrow.
  • (The next morning)
  • Al: Gee, where'd Mel got off to?
  • Amy: I don't know about that.
  • James: She's on time!
  • Mel: Thank goodness I came.here.
  • Al: What took you so long?
  • Mel: I successfully began to practice Breakaway and i did it.
  • Al: Wow.
  • Mel: Besides what? The talent show's starting right now.
  • (At the talent show)
  • Margot: Let's hear a hearty welcome to a little girl named Olivia singing Mary Had A Little Lamb.
  • (The crowd claps in joy as Olivia sings Mary Had A Little Lamb)
  • Olivia: Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went, everywhere that Mary went, The lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school one day, school one day, school one day, he followed her to school one day, Which was against the rule, It made the children laugh and play, laugh and play, laugh and play, it made the children laugh and play To see a lamb at school. "Why does the lamb love Mary so, Mary so, Mary so? Why does the lamb love Mary so?" The eager children cry. "Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know, lamb, you know, lamb you know. Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know." The teacher did reply.
  • (Mary Had A Little Lamb ends)
  • Olivia: Thank you everybody.
  • Margot: Time for our next contestant, Sage to perform You've Got A Friend In Me.
  • (The crowd claps in joy as Sage performs You've Got A Friend In Me)
  • Sage: You've got a friend in me You've got a friend in me When the road looks rough ahead And you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed You just remember what your old pal said Boy you've got a friend in me Yeah you've got a friend in me You've got a friend in me You've got a friend in me You got troubles and I got 'em too There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you We stick together, we can see it through 'Cause you've got a friend in me You've got a friend in me Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am Bigger and stronger too Maybe But none of them Will ever love you the way I do It's me and you boy And as the years go by Our friendship will never die You're gonna see it's our destiny You've got a friend in me You've got a friend in me You've got a friend in me.
  • (You've Got A Friend In Me ends)
  • Sage: Thanks everyone.
  • Margot: And now... (she notices Mel's name) Folks, Mel is here to perform Breakaway!
  • (The crowd claps in joy as Mel appears with her guitar)
  • Mel: Thank you everybody. Now for my perfect act. Kelly Lynn Barber style.
  • (Mel performs Breakaway through her guitar)
  • Mel: (singing) Grew up in a small town and when the rain would fall down. I'd just stare out my window. Dreaming of what could be and if i'd end up happy, i would pray. Trying hard to reach out, but when i tried to speak out. Felt like no one could hear me. Wanted to belong here but something felt so wrong here, so i'd pray. I could breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, i'll do what it takes til i touch the sky i'll make a wish, take a chance make it change and breakaway. Out of the darkness and into the sun, but i won't forget all the ones that i love i'll take a risk, take a chance, make it change and breakaway. Wanna feel the warm breeze, sleep under a palm tree. Feel the rush of the ocean. Get onboard a fast train, travel on a jet plane, far away. And breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, i'll do what it takes til i touch the sky and i'll make a wish, take a chance make it change and breakaway. Out of the darkness and into the sun, i won't forget all the ones that i loved i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make it change and breakaway. Building with a hundred floors, swinging round revolving doors, Maybe i don't know where they'll take me but. Gotta keep moving on, moving on. Fly away, breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, though it's not easy to tell you goodbye gotta take a risk, take a chance make it change and breakaway. Out of the darkness and into the sun, but i won't forget the place i come from i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make it change and breakaway, breakaway, breakaway.
  • (Breakaway ends)
  • Mel: (as the crowd claps in joy) Thank you everybody!
  • Al: She did it. Mel did it.
  • Amy: Her family will be so proud.
  • James: I just couldn't wait for them to arrive.
  • (That evening)
  • Lori: I'm sorry that I was rude to you, Mel. I apologize.
  • Mel: Me too.
  • Anna: I was right. Fighting is really against the rules.
  • Mel: As you wish.
  • Stella: Well, you learned how to sing.
  • Carlos: And we're so proud of you.
  • Mel: Thanks. It's been a pleasure.
  • (At Al's house)
  • Al: (yawns) I'd better sleep from now on. Nighty night, Jim.
  • Jim: Nighty Night, Al.
  • (They both went to sleep as the episode ends)
  • (We then find the end credits with the same Group O'Frands photo)
  • (While they roll, Kelly Clarkson's Breakway plays)
  • Kelly Clarkson: Grew up in a small town and when the rain would fall down. I'd just stare out my window. Dreaming of what could be and if i'd end up happy, I would pray. Trying hard to reach out, but when i tried to speak out. Felt like no one could hear me. Wanted to belong here but something felt so wrong here, so i'd pray. I could breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, i'll do what it takes til i touch the sky i'll make a wish, take a chance make it change and breakaway.
  • (The Stretch Films Inc. logo appears and the mouth laughs, then the It's A Laugh Productions logo from 2006 appears, with the sound of a lower bouncing ball heard in the background, and the Hanna Barbera Action logo appears, with sounds of a Pterodactyl screeching, a jet whooshing, an elephant trumpeting and a loud gong being heard in the background too. A 60's guitar riff plays throughout the Hanna Barbera logo)

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