O.K., everyone, let’s go have our outdoor picnic. (All Chattering) (Thunder Booming) – It’s raining.
– All: Raining? Guess we won’t be able to have
our outdoor picnic, Ernie. I know – We can have an indoor picnic. – Great idea.
– Oh yeah.
– Oh, O.K. ♪ Choir: The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down
and the river started bailing ♪ ♪ The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down
and the silver started sailing ♪ ♪ And the water came to Maggie’s house
and the house was drowning quickly ♪ – ♪ And Maggie said with a serious look– ♪
– I hate floods! ♪ She knew it wasn’t funny,
except for a bumblebee hive ♪ ♪ When she sunk down the water,
she died by number 5 ♪ ♪ And the flood was getting bigger,
and the bigger it went ♪ ♪ The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down
and the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down ♪ Narrator: The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play.
So, we sat in the house on that cold, cold, wet day. Man, this day doesn’t seem to be the perfect
day to go outside and play ball. ♪ It’s raining, it’s pouring,
the man in the moon is snoring ♪ ♪ We went to bed with a cold in his head
and he won’t get up till morning ♪ I know what your song means, Erika.
It’s definitely raining. Wow. I didn’t know it was gonna rain today.
No playground, no picnics, no going to the park
or flying an airplane outside. Chiyo: Erika, Yuri, your s’mores are ready. I just watched the news. The news reporter
had announced that it was about to rain,
and now it’s raining already. Yuri, would you like some
hot cocoa with marshmallows? – No thanks, Dad.
– (Distance Thunderclap) There’s a thunderstorm approaching.
We’d better turn off all the electronics. Sounds like an idea, Dad, but I should
wash my hands before we do this. – (Thunderclap)
– (Electronics Zapping, Buzzing) Hey! Mom? Where are you? Narrator: Erika Sasajima was feeling very alone
in the dark, and she decided she would try
and turn the lights back on herself. Erika didn’t understand how the lights
could turn off all by themselves. But the reason why she couldn’t turn them
back on was that… she felt very afraid. – Mom!
– I’m coming, Erika. The lights aren’t working, Mom. Well, that’s because the thunderstorm
has caused a power failure. What’s that? Well, it’s because there’s no electricity.
So, the lights are unable to work. Let’s go in
the kitchen. Takuya has a menorah full of candles. Takuya, the thunderstorm has burned
all of our electronics. At least my phone still works. Let’s go on YouTube. D’oh! No Internet! Come on, baby.
Gimme some Internet! Papa needs a new
pair of bars! Come on, come on! Aha! Now there’s 3.
Now there’s 2. Now there’s 1. (Sighs): Now there’s none. Oh well, I guess I can’t go on
YouTube and watch anything. Come on, Erika. We’re going to the basement
to get some more flashlights. Narrator: Erika was excited to help her mom
get the flashlights in the basement. Takuya: Be careful. It’s pitch black down there. Are you sure you wanna stay
on top of the stairs, Erika? – The basement doesn’t look so dark.
– No thanks. I’m just trying to be brave. – Well then. I’ll just get the flashlights myself.
– Be careful, Mom. Narrator: Erika was trying to be brave,
but she didn’t like sitting alone in the dark. – Mom?
– Chiyo: It’s O.K., Erika. Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! Chiyo: Oh–oh no, my–my candle is out. I’m sure
the flashlights were right here somewhere. I can’t see a thing. – I found them. That wasn’t so scary, right Erika?
– You betcha. Let’s tell a spooky story.
Once upon a frightening time, there once was
a ghost named Casper who lived in a haunted house. The ghost’s friends were a vampire,
a witch, a mummy and a werewolf. One day,
Casper saw some gum on the ground. Just then he said to his friends,
“Who’ll help me make the haunted gum?”
But all of his friends said, “No.” “Then I’ll do it myself,” said Casper.
And he made the haunted gum without any help at all. Narrator: Later, after the rain passed away… Looks like the rain’s gone. Come on, Erika.
Let’s go to the playground. Well, Takuya, that was the end of the storm, wasn’t it? It sure was.