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Season 6, Episode 18:
"Wyatt 2K (Part 1 of 2)"

"You make man…"
"No, Woman."
"Woman?"

Gary and Wyatt look at each other as the Weird Science song starts, showing the following scenes (note- 'S6!' means a new scene from season 6):

-The keyboard 'Enter' button is pressed
-Weird Science logo
-Lightning strikes the house
-Lisa created
-View of Lisa, moving up
-Gary and Wyatt travel through the dream gate
-Bazooka boys forming
-Catwoman Lisa
-Gary's poet within is zapped out right next to him
-With Lisa, Gary, and Wyatt in the background, Chett does the disco dance of innocence and his arm flies off
-Lisa blows magic kiss to Wyatt

Michael Manasseri clips
-Old West Wyatt gets pulled through the time warp
-(S6!) Falls down into an island lagoon
-Turns into nightmare id monster
-Head gets pulled off
-(S6!) In pajamas, with wet hair, gets zapped by Lisa into day clothes and dry hair

John Mallory Asher clips
-(S6!) Swings a frustrated fist in a black and white scene
-(S6!) About to bite an apple as it gets zapped into a remote control
-Lisa's finger touches his head, zapping him a super large brain
-Beams down inside Farber High with Tetrahydrozaline

Lee Tergeson clips
-Playing the piano on Groundhog Day
-Buccaneer hat placed on his head zaps him into the Pirate King
-Fighting Principal Scampi as the room flashes with yellow electricity
-(S6!) As suited Principal, gets face slapped
-Jumps down from ceiling as secret agent wearing black outfit

Vanessa Angel clips
-(S6!) Wearing a Scooby Doo T-shirt on a tropical island, zaps up a compass in her hand
-Carefully enters a dark cave, carrying a 'light saber' glowing stick
-Tiger on grave morphs into Lisa wearing a tiger-print dress
-Wearing glasses and suit disguised as a school teacher
-Large grinning close-up

- Gary and Wyatt in tuxedoes rocket up wearing jetpacks - Lisa, Gary, Wyatt, and Chett are all wearing earphones, singing around a microphone - (S6!) Lisa with her arms around Gary and Wyatt, zaps them and all 3 disappear - Black & white Dr. Frankenstein "She's alive! Alive!"

 

Scene opens to a morning shot outside the Donnelly residence. Cut to Wyatt's room where he's typing on the computer and Gary's playing with Wyatt's electric guitar.

WYATT 2K (PART ONE)

Wyatt: (To Gary) Just this 1 test, Gary, then we’ll be on our way. (Focuses back on the computer) Okay, print. (Presses the enter button)

Wyatt looks to his right, but the printer next to his desk doesn’t seem to respond. A closer shot reveals it to be an older model.

Gary: I told you. You just can’t count on these old printers. (Plugs the guitar into the amplifier and strums an electric chord, out of key, which sends sparks and smoke out)

Wyatt: (Upset) I told you not to fool around with the electronics!

Gary: (Plays innocent) You’re blaming me for this faulty equipment? (Sees Wyatt unimpressed) Okay, it was me. No biggie, though; we’ve got a super-rad genie who can fix it.

Written by
Meesum Abidi (J.L.)

Lisa zaps into the room wearing a tennis outfit and holding a racket.

Lisa: Hi guys! Anyone for a morning volley?

Wyatt: No thanks, we’re heading off to school, Lis. I was hoping to test this printer but I think it’s busted.

Lisa: (Takes out a tennis ball. Smiles) Allow the genie.

Lisa tosses the ball into the air, which immediately buzzes with blue-bolt magic, and hits it with her racket, sending it into the printer. It sizzles for an instant in genie electricity before popping out sparks and smoke.

Gary: Don't mean to go all technical on you, but that printer’s in Kaputz-ville. (Thinks for a second) Hmm, ‘My Printer’s in Kaputz-ville’. That would make a great song!

Lisa: I don’t get it. (Walks up to the half-wrecked printer and peers closer. Surprised) Dot-Matrix?! (To Wyatt) You could have warned me! That technology was before my time! What were you doing with it, anyway?

Wyatt: I need to compare a 10-year technological gap for my computers class. (Walking out the door with Gary. Calls to Lisa) Be a pal and fix it, please?

Lisa’s outfit zaps into a white lab coat over black pants and a dark-red shirt, while her hair is done up in a bun. Glasses complete her scientist’s ensemble.

Lisa: (Moves closer to the printer ) This’ll take some serious mojo!

Cut to later on, as the boys return from school.

Wyatt: (To Lisa) How’s our favorite fix-it technician?

Lisa: You be the judge. (Points to the guitar connected to the amplifier) Twang, twang away!

Gary picks up the guitar and inaccurately strums a chord, which happens to make a great sound.

Gary: Sweet! It plays better than ever!

Lisa: I thought you’d like it. It’s programmed not to play any bad sounds, no matter which bozo’s playing it. (Gets a serious look) You won’t let that guitar playing go to your head, will you?

Gary: No way! I learned my lesson years ago after Mega-Hurtz was deader than Elvis!

Wyatt: (To Lisa) That’s all nice, but I was really wondering how the printer turned out.

Lisa: It’s fixed. And not a dpi faster than it would have been 10 years ago. Since I couldn’t magic it better, I zapped up the manufacturer’s schematics, then fixed the printer by hand. (Adds) And you know, Japanese isn’t too hard to learn, either.

Wyatt: (Smiles) Lisa, you’re brilliant.

Gary: Yeah, seriously! I mean, is there anything you can’t do?

Lisa: That’s an unusual enquiry. None-the-less, I shall grant your request.

Lisa points her fingers vertically, and zaps electricity to the ceiling. A dark hole opens up and a large book falls down into her hands.

Wyatt: (Reads the title) ‘Things Lisa Can’t Do Using Magic’. (To Lisa) Let’s have a look.

Lisa: (Opens book and reads. Looks up at Gary and Wyatt) I can’t bring peaceful aliens to earth to teach the school how to get along? (Looks back down at the book) Now you tell me!

Gary: Let’s see the next one. (Turns the page. Mumbles) ‘Lisa cannot successfully combine…’ (reads the rest silently. Quickly turns to Lisa) No wonder that lemonade was so terrible!

Wyatt: (Flips some pages) Let’s skip to the important parts. (The book suddenly disappears out from Lisa’s hands)

Lisa: Apparently, finishing that book was another thing I couldn’t do! (Looks at Wyatt) What’s the matter?

Wyatt: (Staring at nothing. Looking troubled) I…saw something terrible in the book…(looks at Gary. Speaks slowly) while I was flipping pages…(pauses) It said, (Looks at Lisa) you can’t make yourself compliant for the year 2000!

Gary: What?!

Lisa: (Gets scared. Looks up and pleads) Oh, why,…Why…(yells) Y2K!!!

The screen fades out for the episode's first break.

 

The screen fades into Wyatt’s room with Lisa sitting on the bed, Gary holding the guitar, and Wyatt pacing about.

Gary: I don’t get it. What’s all the hubbub about this Y2K bug, anyway?

Lisa: (Still razzled) When the computer date hits year 2000, the system could mistake it for the year 1900. And if it reads only the last 2 year digits of a file, it may have trouble accessing it.

Wyatt: (Adds in) Causing Lisa to possibly go off line.

Gary: Wyatt, didn’t you say your computer was Y2K-proofed?

Wyatt: Yes, the clock should have no problem rolling over to the year 2000. I converted all my file dates to show all 4-year digits. But now that I think of it, (looks at Lisa) it wouldn’t work on Lisa. (Looks at Gary) She has a stubborn source file, you know.

Lisa: (Insulted) Excuse me?!!

Wyatt: (Almost apologetic) I meant is it’s self-encrypting, yet write protected.

Gary: Could you say that in plain Swahili, please?

Wyatt: (Confused) You don’t speak Swahili, Gary.

Gary: You’re right. But I’d have a better chance understanding it than whatever language you were just speaking!

Lisa: He means my source file updates itself every moment I’m online, but the date always retains the same yearly digits, 94. From 1994, the year you 2 created me! (Upset again) And I’m afraid that date won’t change by any current compliant software.

Gary: (Thinks for a second) Hey, I got it! (Smiles wide) We just take that big-bad computer clock of yours (looks at Wyatt) and roll its date back to 1994. (Turns to Lisa) That’ll buy you 6 more years, no problemo!

Lisa: (Stands up. Almost hopeful) You might be onto something, Gary!

Wyatt: The Problemo (stresses last word to Gary) is testing your idea before it’s too late.

Gary: (Snaps his fingers) Why don’t you zap us all to the new year? That way we could find out for sure! (Proud of himself) That’s 2 for 2, for me! (Smiles wide. Gloats) It’s like riding a skateboard downhill; once you start, you just don’t stop! (Plays a few fast guitar chords for victory)

Wyatt: Great idea, Gar. (Stares at the guitar in disbelief) And that sounded great, too!

Gary: (Excited) That makes me 3 for 3! (Looks around, cocky) Are the wheels are in motion, or what!!

Lisa: Wait a minute. (Realizes) You 2 will have to go without me. (Sounding upset) You know, the danger of travelling myself to a time where I may not exist, and all. (Sits back on the bed and zaps up a bag of Oreo cookies)

Wyatt: Gar? (Motions Gary to come closer. Whispers) Lisa seems pretty depressed. (Looks at Lisa) One of us should stay with her. (Turns back to Gary) You’d get along better in the future.

Gary: Me? No way, you’re the clever one; you’re smarter than you think, Wy. Just ask any teacher, or our principal. (Thinks for a moment, then looks back at Wyatt) On second thought, don’t ask our principal! (Sits down next to Lisa. Says loudly) So it’s settled, then. (Turns to Lisa) Wy’s off to the new millenium, you’re eating Oreos, and I’ll provide the entertainment with this here-trusted (holds up guitar) BFG!

Lisa: (Stands up. Recomposed to her usual self) Alright, then. Wyatt, stick out your hand. (Zaps a watch around his wrist)

Wyatt: A little loose, don’t ya think?

Lisa: Adjust the strap, Brainiac! (Motions to the watch) It’s a time hopper. Just set the time and date you want to go to, then press the ‘Light’ button for instant lightspeed travel to your destination. (Smiles) It also features a stopwatch, a battery that powers up to 6 time-jumps, and a pre-set alarm.

Wyatt: Pre-set to what? (Alarm starts to beep)

Lisa: Jeepers! 2 minutes till Star Trek:Next Generation! You’d best be on your way, Wyatt!

Wyatt: Just a sec! (Runs to his computer and sets the date back to 1994) Okay, that’s done. (Sets time on watch. Says aloud) Destination December 31, 11:59 pm. (Looks at Lisa and Gary) Wish me luck! (Presses button and disappears in a flash)

Cut to a New Year’s Eve party at the Donnelly residence. Wyatt appears in a flash,unnoticed behind a tall potted plant. He looks around, among the 30 or so guests, and spots Lisa, Gary, and Tetra, in human form. He walks towards them but on the way sees his parents, who are mingling with Al and Emily Wallace.

Marcia: (To Wyatt) Wyatt, would you check up on your brother, please?

Wyatt: What’s wrong with Chett? (Whispers aside) Other than the obvious…

Marcia: He went to his room with a bad stomach ache.

Wyatt: Stomach ache? Chett? His stomach acids can counter almost anything! I should know, since I’ve been in...(quickly stops) I mean...I’ve had stomach aches, too! (Starts walking past) I’m sure he’ll be fine.

Gary: (Sees Wyatt approaching) Wy! There you are!

Wyatt: (Speaks loudly among the growing party noise) Am I too late?

Lisa: (Loud) No, you’re just in time for the Millenium!

Wayne and Marcia dim the lights while Emily, Al, and Tetra light the sparkling candles, as everyone starts the countdown.

Party Guests: (Out loud) 5!…4!…3!…2!…1!

As the clock strikes midnight, Lisa gets an expression of shock and immediately vanishes. Gary and Wyatt turn to each other and gasp in horror.

Party Guests: (Out loud) Happy New Year!!!!!…..

The screen fades out for the episode's second break.

 

The screen fades into Wyatt’s room, present time, with Lisa sitting on the bed, still eating Oreos, and Gary holding the guitar. Wyatt reappears in a time-flash.

Lisa: (Smiles wishfully) Any luck, Wyatt?

Wyatt: (Shakes his head) No. (Looks at Lisa) You went offline at the year 2000 and we couldn’t access your source file afterwards. As long as you’re online your file will be aware of the actual date, regardless of the computer’s clock.

Lisa: Uggh! (Getting frustrated) There’s gotta be some way around this. (Looks at the boys) We need our thinking caps!

Lisa zaps thinking caps on the boys and herself. Each cap appears to be a green beanie with a light bulb sticking out from the top. Above each inactive bulb floats an empty, transparent bubble, about the size of a basketball.

Lisa: Okay, guys. Concentrate!

Suddenly, Wyatt’s cap-bulb lights up, and inside the bubble appears the number 2000; followed by 2001, 2002, 2003, and so on.

Wyatt: (Looks up and sees the scrolling numbers) Not much of an idea. I just can’t get those years out of my head!

Gary’s bulb lights up and inside the bubble appears an extra large, hero-sandwich on rye bread.

Lisa: (Offended) How can you think of food at a time like this?!!

Gary: Sorry. I guess I’m just hungry! (Looks up at the bubble above him then reaches up with both arms to grab the sandwich. His hands simply pass through the image) Aw, nuts! It was worth a try.

Lisa’s bulb turns on and the bubble above it shows a floppy disk.

Lisa: (Looks up) A backup disk! (Looks at Gary and Wyatt) You know, like the one you used to resurrect me way back when!

Wyatt: (Enlivened) Yes, I could reload you in the new year! (Gives Lisa a high-five) Great idea, Lis! (Starts programming the time-hopper watch) I’ll jump to new year’s eve to make the most recent backup, then wait till after midnight to reload your source file.

Gary: Brilliant plan, Lisa. (Sets up guitar) Time to celebrate! (plays some neat sounding fast-chords)

Wyatt: (Turns to Gary) You won’t get carried away with that guitar now, will you?

Gary: (Gets up, annoyed) For the last time, no! I’m in control! In case I must remind you, I’m married now, and marriage equals responsibility which equals a clear level head. (Concludes) I am more responsible than I used to be.

Lisa and Wyatt stare at Gary, unconvinced.

Gary: (Serious) Just look at this bag of Oreos on the bed. Before I would have licked the inner cream, then chucked the outer layers back in the bag; but now that I’m responsible, (points to Wyatt’s school bag) I just chuck ‘em into your bag!

Wyatt: My…(looking heartbroken) Mr. Men schoolbag? (Sarcastic, at Gary) Gee, how considerate of you.

Lisa: Gross, Gary! (Looking Scared) You mean…all these years we’ve been sitting on the couch watching cartoons and eating Oreos, you were..(gulps) putting them back? (Takes a deep breath) I think I’m gonna hurl.

Wyatt: Just wait till I’m gone. (Puts his hand on the watch)

Gary: Bon voyage! Don’t get travel sickness!

Wyatt: Trust me, it’s not the travelling that’s made me sick…(disappears in a flash)

The screen fades out for the episode's third break.

 

The screen fades into the New Year’s Eve party at the Donnelly residence. Wyatt appears once more in a flash, unnoticed behind the tall potted plant. Avoiding family and guests, he rushes over to Lisa.

Wyatt: Lisa, let’s go upstairs. We don’t have a moment to lose.

Lisa: What? And miss this great party? No way!

Wyatt: (Angry) Lisa! Remember (whispers) the backup plan? The one we made a minute, I mean, a week ago?

Lisa: (Remembering) Oh, right, the time hopper! I was wondering when you’d get here! (Walks past him and up the stairs)

Wyatt: (Frustrated) Nngghh!

Cut to Wyatt’s room.

Wyatt: Lisa, I can’t understand how you can be so non-chalente about this.

Lisa: (Carefree) Come on, Wyatt, lighten up! (Loses her smile) Actually, (pauses and gets serious) I’m terrified.

Gary: (Walks into the room) Is this a good time for a group hug?

Lisa, Gary, and Wyatt hug each other. All look worried.

Gary: Look we’ve been through a lot of problems together, but we’ve survived them all. And we’ll get through this one, too.

Wyatt: Yeah, Lisa, I promise you can count on it!

Lisa: (Smiles) Thanks Gary, Wyatt. See you soon. (Zaps out, with her blue genie spark returning into the computer)

Wyatt sits down at his computer desk and Gary hands him a floppy disk. Seconds later, Tetra walks into the room, in human form. Gary and Wyatt are sitting on the bed.

Tetra: Wyatt! Why the long face?

Wyatt: I’m a little worried about Lisa (holds up a disk marked ‘Backup’) and this whole Y2K problem.

Tetra: No, I mean why do humans have such long faces? (Starts to laugh) Heehee, my brother sent me that one, and I’ve been waiting for a chance to used it since! (Reassures) Don’t worry, Wyatt, Gary. My ancestors went through a similar Year-1000 problem on my planet, long ago.

Gary: Yeah? How’d they solve it?

Tetra: They switched from using numbers to using letters.

Wyatt: If only it were that simple. (Hears something) They’re starting the countdown downstairs.

Party Guests: (Out loud from downstairs) 5!…4!…3!…2!…1!…Happy New Year!!!!

Gary, Wyatt, and Tetra sit silent for a minute, before Wyatt goes back to the computer, and loads the backup.

Wyatt: (Dejected) It..it’s not working. The computer’s not reading Lisa’s source file. (Turns around and faces Gary) It can’t recognize the file’s date because it’s always stuck at 2 digits! 94!!

Gary: That…(scared) that takes us back to square 1!

Wyatt: (Starts panicking) But Lisa’s backup file was our last hope! (In despair) What’ll we do now?

to be continued...

Cut to closing credits. Weird Science music starts, then the volume lowers and the credits are downsized to the bottom of the screen.

Lee Tergesen’s voice-over: And now some scenes from the conclusion of ‘Wyatt 2K’,

Wyatt: I promised Lisa we’d find a way through this. Even if it means I have to continue time-hopping.

Gary is shown 10 years older with long, messy hair, lines under his eyes, and a five-o’clock-shadow on his face.

Wyatt: (To Gary) What's gotten into you?! You look like you haven't slept in months, and your marriage is all but in shambles!

Gary: (Yells) I know it is!!!

Tetra: (In human form, 10 years older) I’m going back to my home planet. (Morphs back to her alien self. Turns around) Wyatt, I’m not coming back.

Wyatt: Chett’s in the hospital?

Chett: Wyatt, I’m (pauses) I’m dying.

Wyatt: Chett will never forgive me if he finds out it’s all my fault!

Wyatt: Gotta make this jump count. For Chett. For Gary. For Tetra. And of course, for Lisa.

Wyatt disappears in a time-flash.

 

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