Comedy drama featuring a grandpa with a magical shrinking cap. Grandpa wants to spend Saturday with Jason but is thwarted by Great Aunt Loretta.
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Not the shrinking cap, Grandpa!
Catch me if you can!
No, be careful!
This is me, Jason Mason.
This is my house, where I live with my mum,
Grandpa, and his dog, Beowulf.
It was a sunny, sunny Saturday,
and I was playing cars with Grandpa.
I'm gonna beat you today, Jason.
'As usual, Grandpa was getting very excited.'
Want to win, Wolfy.
'And, as usual, so was Beowulf.'
'This wasn't going to be a usual kind of Saturday. Oh, no.
'This was going to be...'
Watch me, Grandpa!
'My sister, Jemima, was about to go to her jazz class.'
And catwalk, and pivot
and kick-ball, change.
and pivot, and kick-ball, change.
And show it to the ceiling,
show it to the floor.
And, big finish.
What a good little dancer you are. You take after me, you know.
I used to be a good little dancer.
Oh, Grandpa. You were so not a dancer.
See you later, Grandpa.
Give my love to You Know Who.
You Know Who?
Grandpa had forgotten that today we were expecting a visit from...
Great Aunt Loretta.
Grandpa's sister was coming.
She makes really weird food, like sausage with sardine sauce.
And she drinks green gloop.
And she's always stubbing her toe.
-We have a pack of peas in the freezer we always put on it.
And she's often like this.
Or like this. And she makes Grandpa feel like this...
Oh, no. Not Loretta, please. Not Loretta.
She's grumpy, she's bossy, she's miserable.
And I have never, ever seen her laugh.
If only we could make her laugh, Jason.
That's never gonna happen.
Oh, isn't it?
Not the shrinking cap, Grandpa!
Catch me if you can!
You know when Grandpa shrinks,
he can get up to all kinds of magical things?
He can fly off in my plane.
He can run so fast I can't catch him.
He can hide behind things.
Get down, Grandpa!
He can even get into my car and make it go.
And often I have no idea where he is.
-Suddenly I heard the doorbell.
There was nothing for it, I had to answer the door.
-I don't need to tell you who was there...
Big kiss for Great Aunt Loretta!
What a mess.
Your parents spend too much time working in that bicycle shop.
Don't you start.
'Great Aunt Loretta isn't keen on Beowulf.'
'And Beowulf isn't keen on Great Aunt Loretta.'
Where's that grandpa of yours?
Ohhh. Breakfast things still on the table.
'If there's something to trip over, Great Aunt Loretta will find it.
-'She'd found my car.'
-That wretched thing.
You're always leaving it about. Where's the peas?
'Yet again, that bag of peas was coming in useful.'
Aah! I suppose Grandpa's having one of his little lie-downs?
'I'm the only one who knows about Grandpa's shrinking cap.
'Everyone else thinks he goes for a lie-down.'
He's so lazy. He always was.
'The bad news was that Great Aunt Loretta had hurt her toe.
'The good news was my car was in the kitchen
'and that meant Grandpa must be in the kitchen too.'
Huh! 'I couldn't fish him out of the tea pot.
'But now I knew where he was, all I had to do was keep him in there.
'But Great Aunt Loretta had other plans.'
Right, let's get rid of this.
-Was that you, Jason Mason?
'Of course I had to pretend it was.'
Oh, I see. Your idea of a joke. Not funny.
'Great Aunt Loretta needed a glass
'of her spinach and sprout green gloop.'
Mmm. Oh! Jammy Jumblies, that's what I need now.
'At last. Now was my chance to get Grandpa out of the bin.'
We haven't made her laugh, Grandpa.
And she thinks you're having a little lie down.
I am! On a bed of tea bags and a bit of old cod.
'Grandpa smelt very fishy.
'My plan was to get him to his bedroom.'
These shelves are filthy.
Where do you think you're going, Jason Mason?
At least take that box with you.
'As I bent down to pick up the toy box, Grandpa jumped out my pocket.
'Quick as a flash, he hid in Beowulf's basket,
'next to his squeaky toy.'
Phoaw! That dog smells like a bit of old cod.
You'll be sorry if you make another squeak.
'The word "squeak" gave Grandpa his next idea.'
'Of course, I had to pretend it was me.'
TOY SQUEAKS That's not funny at all, Jason.
You need to watch your step,
and I need a duster.
'I decided to keep the squeaky toy away from Grandpa.
'There was no way we were going to get Great Aunt Loretta to laugh.
'But he wouldn't give up.'
-'This time Grandpa had gone too far.'
'Great Aunt Loretta think my plane is radio controlled.
'She has no idea Grandpa's magic makes it work.'
-Don't you ever do that again, Jason.
-Really, really sorry.
Huh! 'Suddenly I saw Grandpa and the squeaky toy
'in the Jammy Jumblie tin.'
Oh, the only thing that'll make me feel better...
-is another Jammy Jumblie.
-Not a good idea.
-Course it is!
I am the genie of Jammy Jumblies.
Come to magic joy and laughter into your life.
This is my wise and trusty chicken.
Say "hello", wise and trusty chicken.
Let there be lights.
Let there be music.
Let there be laughter.
'Now, I know you might find it hard to believe,
'because it's quite an odd thing for a grandpa to do,
'but before I knew it,
'he was waltzing on the table with a chicken.
'Then he started on the ballet.
'It was working! Grandpa's plan was working!'
'Great Aunt Loretta was laughing!
'That laugh got even bigger when he started the rock 'n' roll.'
# The sugar in my tea
-# You're the icing
# The icing on my cake. #
Come on, Jason. Now it's our turn.
Woo! This feels wonderful, I should have done it ages ago.
'Grandpa's plan had worked!
'Great Aunt Loretta was laughing and dancing.
'Grandpa took off his genie costume and dropped the toy.
'Great Aunt Loretta was too busy to see him take off his cap
'and come back to his normal size.
'Just in time, because the others were home.'
How weird is that?
-I'm dreaming, pinch me. Ow!
Come on, join in. Ha-ha-ha! Woo!
There was this genie in the Jammy Jumblies.
He was dancing with a chicken, cluck-cluck-cluck!
He was so cute!
-# You're the honey
We did it, Jason. Teamwork, eh?
# Apple in my pie
-# You're the gravy
Look what I found in the Jammy Jumblie tin. How odd!
Whoof, Grandpa, you smell like a piece of old cod.
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Comedy drama featuring a grandpa with a magical shrinking cap that only his grandson Jason knows about.
Grandpa is looking forward to spending Saturday playing with Jason but is thwarted when his sister Loretta turns up. Great Aunt Loretta is in a grumpy mood so Grandpa shrinks and tries to make her laugh. He finds it is not that easy.