The First Day of School > Teacher: Yi?
Teacher: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo?
Tikki: Um, I go by Tikki, thanks. The Answering Machine > Mark: Ready to record our new outgoing message, guys?
Tikki: Let’s do it!
Mark: [presses “record”] Howdy, pardner. We’re probably out on the range somewhere, but if y’all leave your name and number at the tone, Mark …
Jared: … Jared …
Tikki: … or Tikki tikki tembo-no sa–[BEEP] The Traffic Stop > Officer Tejada: Can I see your ID, son?
Tikki: Here you go.
Officer Tejada: Hmm … Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo … is that a Japanese name?
Tikki: Actually, I’m Chinese.
Officer Tejada: Really? Don’t Chinese people usually have short names?
Tikki: That’s true now, but it wasn’t the case when I was younger. You see, when I was a kid, I fell into a well, and my brother had to get this fisherman, and … basically, Chinese kids now have short names, as a result of my misfortune.
Officer Tejada: Very interesting. So, you got a license for that bike? The SAT > Test instructions: Please bubble in the letters of your first name, using the 16 spaces provided.
Tikki: [puts down pencil, walks out of classroom] The Well > Chang: [spots well] Oh, no, Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, look out!
Tikki: [already fallen into well] Crap, not again.
Chang: You’d think they’d put up a warning sign or something.
Tikki: You’d think. Well, go get the fisherman, I guess.