Live action comedy series. When Curtis challenges Lockie to prove how tough he is, Lockie and Egg are placed in a precarious situation.
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OK...so what we're talking about...
This isn't just any old question, hey?
This is the biggest question you're going to face in your whole life.
As in, who are we?
And what's to become of us all?
When we leave school, that is.
This way, everybody.
That's right. Say hello to your future.
When I give you the word of command,
you will QUIETLY open your booklet,
where you'll find...
a personality test.
Did I say personality test? Oh, dear, Leonard. Do what you can.
'I didn't need some personality test to tell me what I was going to do.'
ANNOUNCER: World surf champion of the East Bay...
You will turn to the back of the booklet,
where you will find a brief description
of the career best suited to your score.
No surprises here, Lock.
Groundbreaking research scientist came in at number one.
-And, as a last resort,
a wide-ranging consultant to the NASA space programme.
What about you, Lock?
'There was a time when Egg and me were best mates.
'I'd been hoping the results of the test might be an opener for a chat.'
Well? What's the suggestion?
-Saying something in...
Don't stress, Lockie. The tests are just a guide.
What really matters is getting out in the workforce
and making an impact.
Don't slouch, Egg. It makes you look unmotivated.
Gosh! I can't believe you two haven't already met.
-Lockie, this is Curtis. Curtis, this is...
-Phillip, shut up.
That's funny. "Squeak, squeak!" Curtis can hear a squeak, but...
Curtis doesn't see any teeny-weeny little mouse.
HE CHUCKLES Ahh...
I don't know, Lock,
but I think Egg might have just got himself a new best friend.
'And it wasn't only Phillip and me who were thinking about the future.
'New horizons were opening up for Blob as well.'
Deep breath, Joy.
Now, my suggestion is...
-perhaps the time has come when...
This concerns you, Blob.
We might start thinking about...
I'm talking about...
I mean, if it were up to me,
I'd keep all of you home until they took Sarge and I to the nursing home
but my parenting books all say it's a jolly good idea
if Blob starts to learn to socialise with other...
-(Let it go.)
-Just a couple of hours a week.
And of course the extra time frees me up for all my outside interests.
-ALL: What outside interests?
-I don't know, I'll think of something!
-SARGE CLEARS THROAT
-Right, well, er...
whatever you think's the fair thing, Joy. Right, boys?
-JOY LAUGHS NERVOUSLY
Who knows? Blob might love it.
-I mean, who wouldn't...
enjoy an afternoon a week of day care?
Goodness me, what I wouldn't give for
a day-care facility for all of us mums!
-It's my bear!
-No, I want it!
'And with two hours of free time every Thursday afternoon
'Mum was finally able to explore her outside interests.'
Let's put the radio on, shall we, Blob?
That'll cheer things up a bit.
We don't have a radio station in Angelus.
'I wasn't the only one worried about my future prospects.
'Across town, Rev was also grappling with the bigger questions.
'Apart from wondering if Egg had eaten his lunch,
'Rev was having second thoughts about his life's purpose
'and Egg's careers booklet wasn't about to provide any comfort.'
And what might this be?
No, no, no, don't... don't look at that.
That's just some...dumb careers guide thingy. Bit of a joke, really.
Well, any suggestions, career-wise?
they think maybe I...I wouldn't go too bad if I wanted to become...
See, they've listed the qualities you need to be a top reverend.
-Engaging, effective, inspirational,
-a self-possessed leader of men.
Well, you learn something every day.
They're talking about you, Dad.
Well, yes, of course they are.
Good to see you! HE CHUCKLES
Wow! You're a great audience.
You know, a funny thing happened on the way to the rectory.
Does anybody know what a rectory is?
'But, try as he might, the Rev wasn't inspiring the crowd lately
'and he was beginning to suspect he might never again.'
All of you children, eh, growing up so quickly.
-Careers day, day care.
Isn't it exciting?
-At this rate I'll be out of a job.
-You can have mine.
Doggy care. Well, isn't that fascinating?
I'll certainly know where to come for a shampoo. If we ever get a dog.
I don't want to spend the next 30 years up to my ears in dog shampoo.
Why would they think that's something I want to do?
-Who do they think I am?
-I admit it's not as immediately exciting as...
Groundbreaking research scientist?
Or consultant to the space programme!
Lockie... Sarge and I are thrilled just the same.
'Phillip had offered to check through my careers tests
'to see where the doggy care thing might have come from.'
OK, these are only my preliminary findings,
-subject to the usual variables...
-Phillip, tell me what you think.
Well, if you're asking me, the thing that's pushed you over the line
into the touchy-feely, pet-loving, big sook camp...
I'm sorry, Lock. You're way too nice.
-It's a definite trend, Lock.
Way too much consideration for others.
Especially our little animal friends.
So if I want to get ahead,
I should model myself on bad dudes like Curtis?
It's not such a crazy idea.
Let's face it, he's certainly cutting through
with your ex-friend Egg.
I don't believe it.
"Would you call yourself a people person
"most of the time, some of the time,
You're not doing the boys' career test, are you?
They're all growing up so quickly,
I'm going to have all this free time on my hands.
I can be productive too, you know.
SHE WHISPERS TO HERSELF
HE INHALES DEEPLY
You are the life and soul of the Leonard family.
You are one of the world's great poems made flesh.
So where are my stripes?
What do you mean?
Well, WHERE are MY stripes?
You're a sergeant.
Yes, I am.
You have three stripes on your sleeve, that's like three big ticks.
Everybody says, "Oh, look at that Sarge.
"I bet he knows a thing or two."
-Yes, they do.
What about me?
I'm a mum. I have three lovely children.
I didn't even get a certificate.
Do you want a job?
I want a salary.
I mean, what I wouldn't give for a new washing machine.
What sort of job do you want?
I think I would like a little job where I smile.
And everybody would say, "Good old Joy.
"What would we have done without her?"
I'd just shrug my shoulders and say,
"Get away with you!
HE INHALES DEEPLY
No more Mr Nice Guy.
I'm a heavy dude, right?
That means no more Mr Nice Lockie.
You talkin' to me? Eh? You... You talkin' to me?
HE WHISPERS TO HIMSELF
Hey! You talkin' to me?
You talkin' to me?
I only said good morning.
Well from now on you'd better watch your step
cos things are going to change around here.
I'm going to be playing it Curtis style.
Say yo to the new me.
Lockie's in the house!
Don't come asking me to help little old ladies cross the road.
Cos you know what, it's not going to happen.
And when you see banana peel and you think,
you'd better pick it up in case someone slips,
Well forget that!
And litter? Who cares!?
OK, the litter thing - that starts tomorrow.
Look out, world.
Here he comes.
Lockie Leonard, looking for aggravation.
Well, that was the general idea.
But really, I just wanted Egg and me to be friends again.
I've been thinking things through, in my head,
and it's time to put being good back inside the box.
Oh, it's time to be bad!
Hey, Lockie, are you all right?
Do you want me to come with you to the sick bay?
Now, if it isn't Squeak-Squeak.
-Hey, Squeak-Squeak, Curtis couldn't help overhearing...
it's all well and good to say you're going to be bad,
but you gotta walk the walk.
Not just talk the talk.
Maybe you should help him out and get totally bad together.
The sun is up, the sky is blue,
and Curtis's dog Mincer needs a gift.
Mincer would like a new collar.
That's a DOG collar.
Why don't you two bring Mincer a new collar for me?
You mean, like, Egg's dad wears?
This is your mission, should you choose to accept it.
Now why don't you two bad guys bring Curtis the Rev's dog collar
then Curtis will know how bad you really are.
Thanks, Lockie. I don't know what you're trying to prove back there,
but trust me it didn't work.
-And another thing, if we go ahead with this,
this is really going to mess with my career prospects.
I know but Curtis is expecting it now.
That's right. And nobody argues with Curtis.
Thanks, Lockie. Thanks a lot.
I have been a loyal employee almost gone 15 years now,
and I've never once asked for a promotion or a company car.
Now, I was hoping, if I could bother you...for one tiny thing...
A performance appraisal?
just a quick chat to let me know if I'm on target.
Or, in the wrong job entirely.
The thing is...
I've never been much good at anything else.
Although there was that time at Theological College
where I worked as a Christmas postman.
Everybody was so pleased to see me,
and I felt like I had a message to give.
Perhaps that's the line of work I should have stuck to all along.
If you don't have any time for a face-to-face,
I'd be happy with a written response, or sign.
Yes, a sign!
That's what I need.
If it's not too much trouble...
Well, I'm glad we had this chat.
My dog collar's gone!
It's a sign.
Oh! Hi there.
What are you doing here?
Good work, I suppose, as usual.
Comforting the unemployed.
Yeah, yes, yes, we do what we can.
Oh... Oh, I... I...
I've been past here that many times and I've always thought,
"I must pop in and have a look one day."
THEY LAUGH NERVOUSLY
Now then, Mrs Leonard, you're looking for a job?
Would that be full time or casual?
You want two jobs?
No, two hours.
I don't suppose there's any call for a postman?
Not really, not since the e-mail took off.
On Thursday afternoons from 1:30 until 20 past 3?
And I probably wouldn't be able to work very many Sundays.
I'd just like to get out and talk to a few people.
My dog collar's gone missing -
maybe Sundays won't be the problem they were.
It can get pretty quiet at home, for us mums.
I mean the radio just sits there and goes... Hmmmmmm.
While George from the Job Centre was trying to find them something,
he arranged for Mum and the Rev
to have a one-hour trial at the bowling alley.
He had to give Mum and the Rev an A for effort...
..but putting their pasts behind them was more difficult.
Hello, my girls, come on!
Then of course there were the interviews.
Hi there and welcome to Angelus' most exciting nugget outlet.
No, please, God invented chicken nuggets for everyone.
Look, I don't think I'll recommend the chicken nuggets today.
How about a nice green salad instead?
So Sasha got the job instead.
Where am I going wrong, Jeff?
Is it me? Have I lost my touch?
Dad, I'm-I'm sure your dog collar will turn up any moment.
You've probably just left it somewhere.
I know a sign when I see one.
It's time for me to take a different path.
Possibly something in retail.
No, Dad, you can't!
You're the best minister there ever was.
Let's face it, Jeff.
If our saviour came back down to Earth, he wouldn't need
to multiply loaves and fishes to feed my congregation.
He'd have to take most of it home in a doggy bag.
We've got to get Dad's dog collar back.
What's Curtis going to say? He'll freak!
I know he will. We'd better start praying.
Did I hear you two fellas were looking for a dog collar?
-How d'you know that?
I move in mysterious ways!
MINCER BARKS TIMIDLY
Let's get it!
does this feel like the right thing to be doing?
Oh, hello, headmaster.
A miracle! The chaplain at Angelus High broke his leg
and they needed someone to fill in.
It's a sign!
Somebody needs me!
Sorry, no... I mean yes!
Of course I'm available.
Meanwhile, Mum got a phone call too.
I'm confused. Why did you want to meet me here?
Community radio station.
It shut down a few years ago now,
but I'm sure someone like you can get it up and running in no time.
Do you really think so?
Talking to all those other mums at home?
I'm sure of it. You see, Joy,
it's my job to listen and steer people in the right direction.
in case you want me again.
Radio Angelus was going to be pretty important to Mum
in the weeks to come, but that's another story.
The Rev's big questions had been answered.
He was in the right job after all and his future looked bright.
But the tricky thing about life -
just when you think you've got it sorted
another bigger question is always lurking round the corner.
Hold it right there!
You two took something that belonged to me!
Hey, that took guts. Curtis likes you guys.
We're going to be making lots more mischief together.
That's every day of the week from now on!
But not everything can be answered right away.
And sometimes it's out of our hands anyway.
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Lockie figures it's time for an image overhaul if he's ever going to win Egg back from Curtis. However, when Curtis challenges Lockie to prove how tough he is, Lockie and Egg are placed in a precarious situation. Meanwhile, Mum and Rev question their career prospects.