BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Adapted by John Coelho
Based on the film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon
BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Adapted by John Coelho
CAST OF CHARACTERS
BILL S. PRESTON (ESQUIRE) Dim-witted metalhead high school student. Wannabe rock god.
TED 'THEODORE' LOGAN Bill's best friend. Also a dim-witted wannabe rock god.
RUFUS Chill guy from the future charged with helping Bill and Ted with their history report.
BILLY THE KID The infamous western bandit.
SOCRATES The famed Greek thinker.
FREUD Sigmund Freud, the founder of modern psychology.
GENGHIS KHAN Mongol conqueror of Asia.
JOAN OF ARC Leader of historical French armies, drove England out of France.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Former president of the United States.
BEETHOVEN Historical musician and composer.
CAPTAIN LOGAN Ted's policeman father. Aggressive and controlling.
MR. RYAN Bill and Ted's history teacher.
MISSY/MOM Bill's twenty-two year old stepmother.
PRINCESS JOANNA Beautiful princess from the Medieval times.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH Joanna's equally beautiful sister.
The show opens on a stage filled with smoke. A single figure steps forward. This is RUFUS.
RUFUS: Hi. Welcome to the future. San Dimas, California, 2688 and I'm telling you it;s great here. The air is clean. The water's clean. Even the dirt...is clean. Bowling scores are way up. Mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent water slides than any other planet we communicate with. I'm telling you this place is great. But it almost wasn't. 700 years ago, the two great ones ran into a few problems. So now I have to travel back in time to help them out. If I should fail to keep these two on the correct path the basis of our society will be in danger. Don't worry. It'll all make sense.
Lights up again on BILL S. PRESTON and TED THEODORE LOGAN, or simply BILL and TED. They are playing instruments in what is obviously Bill's garage in front of a video camera.
BILL: I'm Bill S. Preston, Esquire.
TED: And I'm Ted Theodore Logan.
BOTH: And we're Wyld Stallyns!
They both play their guitars, and they are very bad. One of the speakers begins to emit smoke.
BILL: Uh oh! I guess we used too much power, Ted. While I agree that in time our band will be most triumphant, the truth is Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.
TED: Yes Bill, but I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video.
BILL: Ted, it's pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments.
TED: Well how can we justify decent instruments when we really don't even know how to play.
BILL: That's why we need Eddie Van Halen.
TED: And that is why we need a triumphant video. (Pause.)
Both of them rapidly play air guitar. An alarm clock begins to ring.
BILL: Uh, oh. We're late.
TED: For what?
BILL: For school, dude.
TED: Oh yeah.
Blackout. Lights up on a school classroom. MR. RYAN is standing in front of his whiteboard. BILL and TED are sitting at their desks with various other classmates.
MR. RYAN: Bill, I'm waiting.
BILL: Uh...he's dead?
MR. RYAN: So Bill, what you're telling me, essentially, is that Napoleon was a short, dead dude.
BILL: Well, yeah.
TED leans over to BILL.
TED: You totally blew it, dude.
MR. RYAN: Ted! Who was Joan of Arc?
TED: Joan of Arc?
MR. RYAN: Yes, Joan of Arc.
TED thinks for a moment.
TED: Noah's wife?
The class starts to laugh. The bell rings.
MR. RYAN: Listen guys, don't forget, tomorrow. Final reports, 1:30-3:30, okay?
MR. RYAN turns to BILL and TED.
MR. RYAN: Hey guys.
BILL: Mr. Ryan, before you say anything, my distinguished colleague and I wish to express to you our thanks for all the things we have learned in your class.
MR. RYAN: And what have you learned?
TED: Thanks to leaders such as Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc, and Socratic Method, the world is full of history.
MR. RYAN: It seems to me the only thing you have learned is that Caesar was a salad dressing dude. Bill, Ted, this is really quite simple. You have flunked every section of this class. Now unless you get an A+ on your final oral report tomorrow, guys, I have no choice but to flunk the both of you. Now you have your topics so I would at least suggest you cover those areas. Do you understand?
BOTH: Yes, sir.
BILL and TED turn to leave, but MR. RYAN stops them. MR. RYAN: Guys. Your report had better be something special.
They both walk away, talking to one another at the other end of the classroom.
TED: Bill, what are we supposed to know for our report?
BILL: I'm not sure. One thing I know is that Joan of Arc is not Noah's wife.
TED: Well then who is Noah's wife?
BILL: I dunno, Ted. But I do know that we're in serious trouble. Listen to this.
BILL takes out a paper from his pocket that he reads from.
BILL: Express to the class how an important historical figure from each of your time periods would view the world of San Dimas, 1988. We're in danger of flunking most heinously tomorrow, Ted.
Lights up. We're in Ted's room. Him and TED are hard at work studying.
BILL: Okay Ted. George Washington. Father of our country.
TED: Born on president's day.
BILL: The dollar bill guy.
TED: Had wooden teeth. Chased Moby Dick.
BILL: That's Captain Ahab, dude.
TED: Oh, wait. Remember. Disneyworld. Hall of Presidents.
BILL: Yeah, good. What'd he say?
TED: Welcome to the Hall of Presidents.
Someone knocks at the door. Ted opens it. His dad walks in, CAPTAIN LOGAN. TED looks nervous.
TED: What are you doing home, dad?
CAPTAIN LOGAN: I'm looking for my keys. You haven't done anything with them, have you?
TED: No, sir.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: I spoke with your principal today, Ted. He said you're failing history. He also said if you fail History, you flunk out of school. And you know what that would mean, Ted.
TED: That I would have to go to Oats Military Academy, sir. CAPTAIN LOGAN: I spoke to Col. Oats this morning. He's anxious to meet you, Ted.
Captain Logan leaves the room.
TED: Dude, we gotta pass. Otherwise, there's no band.
BILL: Military school? Where?
BILL: Bogus, dude.
Lights up. BILL and TED are sitting at the curb of a gas station.
TED: Okay, so the lady in the car said that Marco Polo was in the year 1275.
BILL: So it's not just a water sport. I knew it.
An OLD LADY begins to walk by.
TED: Excuse me, when did the Mongols rule China?
OLD LADY: I don't know. I just work here.
The OLD LADY walks away.
TED: Wanna try the Thrifty Mart?
A big explosion of smoke. A phone booth stands behind them. The door opens and RUFUS walks out.
RUFUS: Greetings, my excellent friends.
TED: Do you know when the Mongols ruled China?
RUFUS: Well, perhaps we could ask them. Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan. Gentleman. I'm here to help you with your history report.
RUFUS snaps his fingers. We hear the pre-recorded voices of BILL and TED.
BILL'S VOICE: Dudes, you guys are gonna go back in time.
TED'S VOICE: Yeah! You are gonna have the most excellent adventure through history.
BILL: Who are you guys?
TED'S VOICE: We're you, dude.
TED: No way.
TED'S VOICE: Yes way, Ted!
BILL'S VOICE: Look, we know how you feel. We didn't believe it either when we were you and we us said what we us are saying right now.
TED: Okay, if you guys are really us, what number are we thinking of?
BILL AND TED'S VOICES: 69, dudes!
BILL AND TED: Whoa.
BILL and TED play air guitar.
BILL'S VOICE: Look, we've gotta go.
TED'S VOICE: Yeah, we;ve gotta get back to the report. Is Rufus there?
BILL'S VOICE: Listen to this dude Rufus. He knows what he's talking about.
TED'S VOICE: Right! And Ted, give my love to the princesses!
TED'S VOICE: You'll see.
BILL AND TED'S VOICES : Catch you later, Bill and Ted!
TED: Dude, are you sure we should be doing this?
BILL: Ted, you and I have witnessed many things, but nothing as bodacious as what just happened. Besides, we told ourselves to listen to this guy.
TED: What if we were lying.
BILL: Dude. Why would we lie to ourselves?
Both of them nod and approach Rufus.
TED: How are you gonna help us, Rufus?
BILL: Yeah, are you gonna call someone and get the answers?
RUFUS: Gentlemen, we're gonna do a lot more than that. Brace yourselves, amigos.
Rufus puts on his sunglasses, enters the phone booth with the duo and looks at the audience.
RUFUS: We're history.
Lights up. The duo and Rufus are still in the booth.
BILL: Rufus, we can go anywhere we want? In any time?
RUFUS: Gentleman, you can do anything you want, as long as you remember this, no matter what happens, you must get to that report. Got it? All right, amigos. One more thing you must remember. The clock in San Dimas, right now, no matter where or when you go, is always running. So you need to move quickly. This phonebook will tell you the number of any place you want to go. All, right. Time for me to go.
TED: Aren't you coming with us?
RUFUS: Gentleman. You're on your own.
Puff of smoke. RUFUS vanishes.
BILL: Ted, this has been a most unusual day. I have the most excellent idea. I think I've figured out a way to pass our report. We should collect important figures in history for the oral report.
TED: But my dad wants me to find his keys. I won't have time.
BILL: Wait a second.
BILL dials a number on the phone.
BILL: Captain Logan? This is Deputy Van Halen down at the station. I'm new, dude. Uh, sir. Look, we found your keys. If you want 'em. You better come and get 'em.
TED looks through the phonebook as Bill hangs up the phone.
TED: Okay, we got Sigmund Freud, Beethoven...
BILL: Uh, is there one for Western Movement in America in the 19th Century?
BILL: Let's go for it.
Lights up on BILL and TED in an old Western saloon. A young man enters, fires his gun in the air, and places it back in his holster.
BILL: Who's he?TED: It's Billy the Kid!
BILL: Oh, yeah. He's famous dude.
BILLY: I need two men. Who's with me?
TED: We're with you, Billy the Kid!
BILLY walks over to them.
BILLY: Here's the deal. What I win, I keep. What you win, I keep.
BOTH: Sounds good, Mr. The Kid.
BILLY gives them an odd look. They all sit over at a poker table with other men. BILLY is dealing. Every time TED gets a card, he smiles. BILL is more subdued.
BILL: Dude, you gotta have a poker face, like me.
TED looks at BILL's face and loses his smile. BILL looks down at his cards and grins.
BILL: Whoa, three aces dude!
MAN 1: What's going on here, Billy?
MAN 2: Are you cheating us, Kid?
BILLY: Cheatin'? Me? No!
BILLY runs out of the saloon. The men approach Bill and Ted.
BILL: Look, we're totally weak. We can't possibly fight you.
TED: However, how would you gentleman like free passes to Waterloo. Home of excellent water slides.
BILL: Nice try, dude.
TED: Look, it's the Goodyear Blimp!
The men look around. BILL and TED make a run for it.
BILL: I can't believe they fell for that!
BILL, TED and BILLY make their way for the phone booth.
BILLY: You guys saved my life.
TED: Nothing doing, Billy the Kid.
BILLY: Where we going?
TED: The golden age of civilization.
BILL: Ancient Greece, dude.
TED: Don't worry, we'll bring you back as soon as you talk in our report.
Lights up on the phone booth in Ancient Greece. SOCRATES is giving a speech. BILL and TED watch from the distance.
BILL: Socrates. Hey, we know that name.
TED: Yeah. Let's look him up.
BILL and TED pull out the phonebook from the phone booth and rifle through it.
TED: Oh, it's under So-crates.
BILL: Oh, yeah. So-crates. The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing.
TED: That's us, dude!
BILL and TED walk over to Socrates.
SOCRATES: So, you see, our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time.
BILL and TED walk up and Socrates stops talking to look at them.
BILL: How's it going? I'm Bill, this is Ted. We're from the future.
TED: Now what?
BILL: I dunno, philosophize with him.
TED: All we are is dust in the wind, dude.
BILL picks up some dirt out of a pan.
BILL: Dust.BILL blows it out of his hand.
BILL: Let's get out of here, dude.
Lights up on Medieval Europe. The booth is next to a tower. Two PRINCESSES observe our hero from atop the tower.
BILL: All right!
BILLY: Not bad, eh Socrates? Where are we, dudes?
BILL: England, 15th century.
TED: We are in most excellent shape for our report.
BILL: Yeah, all we need is a speaker from the Medieval times.
BILL: Billy, you are dealing with the oddity of time travel with the greatest of ease.
TED: Check it out, Bill! King Henry's castle! Let's go, dude! Billy, watch the booth. And keep an eye on Socrates.
BILL and TED walk up to the castle. TED looks up. He is enamoured.
TED: I'm in love, dude.
BILL looks up and sees the princesses.
BILL: Whoa. Those must be the Princesses you told yourself about at the gas station. But we gotta go, it's a history report. Not a babe report.
TED: But Bill, those are historical babes.
BILL: Okay, you're the ladies man. How do we introduce ourselves?
BILL and TED walk closer to the tower.
BOTH: How's it going, ladies?
TED: I am Ted of San Dimas and I bring to you a message of love.
The girls laugh prettily. They are PRINCESS ELIZABETH and PRINCESS JOANNA.
ELIZABETH: From who?
TED: From...from myself.
ELIZABETH: And what is this message you speak of?
BILL: Lyrics, dude. Recite 'em some lyrics.
TED: Oh, you beautiful babes from England, for whom we have travlled through time...will you go to the prom with us in San Dimas? We will have the most triumphant time.
The girls giggle again.
BILL: Way to go, dude.
JOANNA: Be careful of our father. He must not see you.
BILL: Why not?
JOANNA: We're to be married to horrible old men today.
TED: No way!
ELIZABETH: Will you help us escape?
BILL AND TED: Of course, babes.
Just as ELIZABETH and JOANNA climb down the tower with the help of BILL and TED, the KING and his two nasty SUBJECTS approach, blocking BILL and TED.
BILL: How's it going royal ugly dudes? (pause) I am the Earl of Preston.
TED: And I am the Duke of Ted.
The KING slowly walks around BILL and TED with a sinister glare.
KING: Put them in the Iron Maiden.
The girls are shocked. BILL and TED grin.
BILL AND TED: Iron Maiden? Excellent!
BILL and TED play air guitar. KING: Execute them!
BILL AND TED: Bogus.
BILL AND TED are dragged out of the room.
TED: We'll save you babes!
Lights up on BILL and TED with their heads on chopping blocks. Two masked men carry axes.
KING: (offscreen) Off with their heads!
TED: I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn.
The hooded men rush to free BILL and TED, and take off their hoods revealing BILLY THE KID and SOCRATES.
KING: (offscreem) Guards! Stop them!
BILL: Catch you later, evil dudes.
KING: (offscreen) Catch them!
BILL and TED run over to the booth and get inside with BILLY and SOCRATES.
TED: Dial fast, dude!
BILL begins dialing quickly.
BILL: Okay, I got one that works. Let's go.
Lights up on San Dimas, 2688. BILL and TED exit the booth. They are before the HEAD LEADER and his two subjects. There is futuristic rock music playing in the background.
TED: Where are we, dude?
BILL: I don't know. They sure do play excellent music. TED: Most outstanding.
The leaders take off their sunglasses to observe BILL and TED.
HEAD LEADER: It's you.
TED: Yeah! It's us! (to Bill) Who are we?
TED: I think they want us to say something.
BILL: What should I say?
TED: Make something up.
BILL: (thinks) Be excellent to each other.
TED: (shrugs) Party on, dudes!
The LEADERS smile and laugh at this. BILL and TED begin heading back to the booth.
BILL: Well, we gotta get back to our report.
TED: Yeah, we'd take you with us, but it's a history report. Not a future report.
Lights up on a city street. A bearded man is walking when the booth appears in front of him.
TED: Where'd we land now.
BILL: Dude, it's Sigmund Freud. How much time have we got left?
TED: (checks his watch) Tons! Why?
BILL: Extra credit, dude!
TED: How's it going, Freud dude?
SIGMUND FREUD takes a second to fix his glasses.
SIGMUND: I must be suffering from a severe form of hysteria.
TED and BILL take SIGMUND into the booth and they take off. Blackout.
Lights up on Prehistoric San Dimas. The booth opens. Out walks BILLY THE KID, SIGMUND FREUD, SOCRATES, BEETHOVEN, GENGHIS KHAN, JOAN OF ARC, and ABRAHAM LINCOLN. TED passes them out pudding cups.
TED: Billy, Sigmund, Socrates, Beethoven, Genghis, Joan, Abe. Here is a treat to make a minor prehistoric pit stop a bit more enjoyable.
ABRAHAM: Thank you.
BILL and TED approach the booth.
BILL: I think we should call Rufus to see if there's anything we're forgetting.
BILL takes out the phone and dials a number listed in the phonebook.
OPERATOR: Press 1 to talk to your past selves.
BILL: Did you hear that dude?
TED: Let's do it.
BILL: What will we say?
TED: I dunno. Let's go find out.
Lights up on RUFUS, BILL and TED in the parking lot.
BILL AND TED'S VOICES: 69, dudes!
BILL AND TED: Whoa.
BILL'S VOICE: Look dudes, we gotta go.
TED'S VOICE: Hey, Rufus. Listen to this dude Rufus. He knows what he's talking about.
BILL AND TED'S VOICES: Catch you later, Bill and Ted!
TED'S VOICE: This conversation made more sense this time.
Lights up on MISSY, Bill's mom, watering her plants. The boys and the historical figures leave the booth. MISSY checks what all the fuss is about.
BILLY: Whoa! Who's the senorita? She's cute.
TED: It's his mom, dude.
MISSY: Hi guys.
BILL: Hey, Missy...I mean Mom.
TED: Uh, Mrs. Preston we'd like you to meet some of our friends.
BILL: Yeah, this is uh Dave Beethoven, and Maxine of Arc, Herman the Kid.
TED: Bob Genghis Khan, Socrates Johnson, Dennis Freud, and, uh, Abraham Lincoln.
MISSY: Well, it's nice to meet all of you. There are sodas in the fridge.
BILL: This isn't an entirely accurate representation of San Dimas. We should go to a more relevant area to our nation's modern life.
BILL takes out a map and points.
BILL: This is the San Dimas mall. And this is where people of today's world hang out.
Lights up. BILLY THE KID and SOCRATES are flirting with two pretty girls at the San Dimas mall.
GIRL 1: He's so cute.
GIRL 2: Yeah, but look at the other one's sandals.
BILLY: Hi. I'm Billy, this over here is So-crates.
BILLY: We're from history.
BILLY pulls out a wanted poster. SIGMUND approaches the girls as well.
SIGMUND: Hello, I'm Dr. Freud, but you may call me Siggy.
Both of the girls burst out laughing.
SIGMUND: You both seem to be suffering from a mild form of hysteria.
GIRL 2: You are such a geek.
Both girls leave. BILLY: Way to go egghead.
FREUD: What is a geek?
Lights up on a school auditorium. A JOCK is on stage giving his report.
JOCK: Well, I guess I have the first history report of the day. Everything's different. Yet the same. Things are more moderner than before. Bigger. And yet. Smaller. It's computers. (long pause.) San Dimas High School Football rules!
Lights up on a police station. The historical figures are being loaded into a lineup except for FREUD. CAPTAIN LOGAN is looking at the line-up, arms folded. A COP is writing down notes, sitting with FREUD.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: I can't believe it. I can't find my keys. My son is failing history. A gang of hooligans dressed as historical figures is attacking my city mall.
COP: I want to know why you claim to be Sigmund Freud.
FREUD: (pensively) Why do you claim I'm not Sigmund Freud?
COP: Why do you keep asking me these questions?
FREUD: (pause) Tell me about your mother.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN walks over to CAPTAIN LOGAN, who jots down his information in a notebook.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: All right, what's your name.
LINCOLN: Abraham Lincoln. That's L-I-N-C-O-L-N.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: I know how to spell Lincoln. What's your birthday, Mr. Lincoln?
LINCOLN: February 12th, (pause) 1809. (smiles.)
CAPTAIN LOGAN groans.
BILL and TED walk into the police station.
TED: I can't believe mall security arrested them all. What are we gonna do?
BILL: Okay, Ted. You go talk to your dad. I'm gonna scope the place out. CAPTAIN LOGAN: All right, lock him up with the rest of those whackos.
LINCOLN: I am a lawyer you know.
A COP escorts them away.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: You can pack your bags, Ted.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: You're going to military school.
TED: But, dad...
CAPTAIN LOGAN: No, I don't want to hear about it, Ted.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: Ted, you go home and you pack your bags now!
TED walks over to BILL. They duck behind a bookshelf.
BILL: How'd it go?
TED: Bad. Our historical figures are all locked up and my dad won't let them out.
BILL: Can we get your dad's keys?
TED: Could steal them, but he lost them two days ago.
BILL: If only we could go back in time to when he had them and steal them then.
TED: Well, why can't we?
BILL: Cause we don't got time.
TED: We could do it after the report.
BILL: Ted, good thinking dude. After the report we'll time travel back to two days ago, steal your dad's keys and leave them in one of our back pockets.
TED reaches into his back pocket and pulls out the keys.
TED: Whoa! Yeah! So after the report we can't forget to do this or else it won't happen. But it did happen. Hey, it was me who stole my dad's keys!
BILL: Exactly, Ted. Come on. We got some historical figures to rescue. TED: How are we gonna get past my dad?
BILL: Do you have a tape recorder at home?
BILL: Okay. Remember to get the tape recorder. Set a timer on it for 2:13. Got it?
TED: Got it! (pause) What am I gonna say on it?
TAPE RECORDER TED'S VOICE: Dad! Hey Dad!
BILL: It's you dude.
CAPTAIN LOGAN looks up and begins walking off stage.
CAPTAIN LOGAN: Ted?
TAPE RECORDER TED: I'm over here. Yeah, this way.
BILL AND TED sneak over to the holding cell. They spot a message for them written on a piece of paper.
TED: Whoa, check it out.
BILL: Dear Bill and Ted. Good luck on the report. Sincerely Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan.
TED: Wow, that was nice of us.
BILL: P.S. Duck!
They duck quickly as a COP walks by.
BILL: Excellent work, dude.
The boys walk over to the holding cell. JOAN OF ARC is praying and spots them, crossing herself.
BILL AND TED: We did it dude. Let's get that report done.
Lights up on the auditorium. Dramatic stadium music is playing in the background.
TED'S VOICE: Hello, San Dimas. Please welcome, for the final report of the afternoon, from all throughout history, some of the greatest leaders who have ever lived, in their 1988 World Tour!
The curtains open and a spotlight hits Billy as he walks to the front of the stage.
BILLY: How's it going? I'm Billy the Kid.
Billy whips out his gun and shoots.
BILLY: I'd like you all to put your hands together, for my good friends Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan! Yehaw!
BILLY goes back in his place as BILL and TED run out on stage.
BILL AND TED: Thank you! Thanks you! Hello San Dimas High!
BILL: Mr. Ryan. Fellow distinguished classmates. Teachers. Babes.
TED: Our first speaker was born in 470 BC. A time when much of the world looked like the cover of the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy.
BILL: We were there. There were many steps and collums. It was most tranquil.
TED: He is sometimes known as the father of modern thought. He was the teacher of Plato, who in turn was the teacher of Aristotle. And like Ozzy Osborne, was repeatedly accused of corruption of the young.
BILL: And since he doesn't speak any English, my friend Ted here is going to interpret for him. So please welcome, to tell us what he thinks of San Dimas, the most bodacious philosophizer in Ancient Greece....
The spotlight hits Socrates and he looks a little stumped. SOCRATES begins making motions that TED inteprets.
TED: He loves the world. He loves baseball. He also loves billards. And he loves San Dimas.
SOCRATES bows as BILL and TED clap, bringing forth SIGMUND FREUD.
BILL: Here's Sigmund Freud, founder of modern Freudian method and psychology, here to tell us about the psychological underworkings of my good friend Ted's mental processes!
FREUD steps forward.
FREUD: In my observations, Ted has been caught up in an intrinsically unhealthy relationship with his father. His father is what we call in the psychological community, a perfectionist. Therefore, Ted's father's own fear of failure has caused him to make his son the embodiment of his own deepest anxieties about himself. And hence, his aggression transference onto Ted.
FREUD bows as BILL and TED applaud. GENGHIS KHAN steps forward.
BILL: It is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you a gentleman we picked up in Medieval Mongolia in the year 1269.
TED: Please welcome, the very excellent barbarian.
BOTH: Mr. Genghis Khan.
TED: This is a dude, a great leader, who seven hundred years ago totally ravished China. And whom we are told 2 hours ago, totally ravished Oshman's Sporting Goods.
GENGHIS takes out a baseball bat from his holster.
GENGHIS: Wood club, good. Aluminum, better.
TED: Genghis Khan very much enjoys twinkies because of the excellent sugar rush. We believe that his conquering of the entire continent of Asia was actually just a progressive attempt at burning off extra calories.
BILL: And speaking of burning off extra calories, we would also like to bring out Joan of Arc.
Joan of Arc steps out.
TED: A most bodacious soldier and general, Ms. Of Arc totally rousted the English from France. And then she turned this dude Gofann, into a kid, and all this by the time she was 17. To improve the conditions of her armies, Joan of Arc plans on instituting a full scale aerobics and yoga program on her return to France.
BILL: You may be wondering about the music playing in the background. That happens to be the newest work of our good friend, Ludwig Von Beethoven.
BEETHOVEN bows in the background.
BILL: Beethoven's favorite works include Mozart's Requiem, Handal's Messiah, and Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet.
TED: And now for our last speaker. One of the greatest presidents in American History, Mr. Abraham Lincoln.
BILL and TED clap as LINCOLN steps forward.
LINCOLN: Fore score and seven minutes ago, we, your fore fathers were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure. Conceived by our new friends, Bill and Ted. These two great gentleman are dedicated to a proposition which was true in my time, just as it's true today. Be excellent to each other. (pause) and party on dudes!
Lights up. We're in Bill's garage. BILL and TED are talking.
BILL: What's up, Ted?
TED: Well, we traveled through time. I mean, we met lots of great leaders, and we got an A+ on our history report, but look at us. Nothing's different.
RUFUS walks into the GARAGE, with the two PRINCESSES. They're wearing trendy clothing.
BILL: Where'd you girls get those savory clothes?
ELIZABETH: Rufus introduced us to a place called the mall.
RUFUS: And I got them out of England, just before they had to marry those royal ugly dudes.
TED: Whoa, way to go Rufus.
BILL: How can we ever thank you, Rufus?
RUFUS: Well, you can start by signing this for my kids.
RUFUS pulls out a CD of Wyld Stallyns music.
RUFUS: They're big fans of yours.
RUFUS: Everyone is. Wyld Stallyns music is the foundation for our whole society.
BILL AND TED: No way.
RUFUS: Yes, way. In fact, I believe you were there. The futuristic place. Dudes with the shades.
BILL: And the totally excellent music.
TED: They totally worshiped us there, Rufus.
RUFUS: I know. That's why I was sent to make sure you passed your history report. If you guys were separated it would have been disastrous for life as we know it. You see, eventually your music will help put an end to ar and poverty. It will align the planets and bring them into universal harmony. Allowing meaningful contact with all forms of life. From extra terrestrials to common household pets. And, it's excellent for dancing. Why don't you have the ladies sign as well, would you please. After all, they are in the band.
BILL: They are? Excellent. Where are you going, Rufus?
RUFUS: I got a surprise for you.
Rufus goes offstage and brings back two brand new guitars. He gives one to BILL, and keeps the other.
RUFUS: Now, I have one more humble request. If I might be so honored to jam with you?
TED: Oh, do you know how to play?
RUFUS: I play a little.
He puts on one of the old guitars and proceeds to play excellently. All are very impressed.
TED: Most outstanding, Rufus.
BILL: Let's jam.
BILL gets his guitar ready and TED takes his from RUFUS.
TED: Bill my friend.
BILL: Yes, Ted my friend.
TED: This has been a most excellent adventure.
BILL AND TED: One, two, one, two, three four...
BILL AND TED play. They're terrible.
Rufus looks at the audience.
RUFUS: They do get better.