~Ted Steps Out is the third episode of the first season of The Adventures Of Tinker & Co..~
Ted gets into a fight with Shelly and gets so angry that Tinker suggests that his friend step out of the house for the day, which he (Ted) does.
It was a very lovely and peaceful day in Winter City. Well, it was lovely and peaceful for some people, but not for Ted, who was angry as a bull.
"SHELLY!!!!! GET IN HERE NOW!!!" shouted Ted.
At that moment, Ted's younger sister Shelly entered the room in her pajamas and a sleep mask on her head.
"What do you want Ted?!" she snapped.
"Did you do this?!" Ted asked angrily. He held up what was left of a bowling ball that had a wavy purple and orange pattern as well as his name carved into it.
"Why do you think I did that?" asked Shelly.
"Clearly, you were jealous that your bowling ball had just a solid color whereas mine had this cool pattern!" Ted snapped.
"But Ted, I didn't do it!" said Shelly in defense.
"Don't you lie to me, young lady!" snapped Ted. "I know you broke it!"
At that moment, one of Ted's 5 housemates, Tinker Rogers, entered the room.
"Guys, what is going on?" he asked. "I can hear you 2 all the way to the kitchen."
"Shelly broke my bowling ball!" said Ted.
"Tink, he's lying! I didn't do anything!" said Shelly.
"I'm not the liar! You are!" snapped Ted.
"OK OK, both of you please stop shouting." said Tinker calmly. "Ted," he began. "after breakfast, maybe you should step out for a while while I talk to Shelly?"
"Now that sounds like a great idea." said Ted in a much calmer tone.
After Ted had had French toast sticks with scrambled eggs and coffee for breakfast, showered, and gotten dressed, he got into his '57 Chevrolet Belair and drove off. As he drove, he wondered about where he could go. Eventually, he decided to see what the narrow gauge engines were up to. When he entered their house, he saw 5-year-old Skarloey playing ping-pong with his 8-year-old brother Rheneas, 10-year-old Peter Sam drawing in his sketch pad, and 12-year-old Duncan playing Call Of Duty. Fortunately for everyone, 9-year-old Sir Handel, the most obnoxious and prank-obsessed one of the bunch, was nowhere in sight. 11-year-old Rusty was playing "All Day And All Of The Night" by The Kinks on his ukulele.
"Hey Ted!" called Skarloey.
"Hey guys!" said Ted happily. "How's it going?"
"Going good." said Peter Sam.
"That's good." said Ted, who then noticed the game Duncan was playing. "Uh...isn't he a little young to be playing that game?" he then asked.
"Parker's OK with it." said Peter Sam.
"He says it's the best way for me to calm down when I'm angry." explained Duncan.
"I see." said Ted.
"Ted, I have a question." said Peter Sam.
"Go on." said Ted.
"May I do a portrait of you?" asked Peter Sam.
"Sure!" replied Ted.
Ted and Peter Sam went into Peter Sam's room, where Peter Sam set up a canvas on his easel and got the colors he needed onto his palette. After Ted got into a comfortable pose in Peter Sam's posing stool, Peter Sam got to work. When he was finished, he showed the painting to Ted, who was surprised to find it was done in Cubist style.
"You like it?" asked Peter Sam.
"Like it?! I LOVE it!!" said Ted, who then started laughing. "Kid, you just made my day!"
"Thanks!" said Peter Sam happily.
After playing ping pong with Skarloey, Rheneas, and Rusty for a while until it was near sunset, Ted got back into his car and drove off for home. On his way home, he stopped at the diner for dinner. He had a chicken sandwich with fries and a chocolate milkshake. Once he paid the check, he continued home. When he got home, he found Tinker with Ted's new puppy, Rocky. He looked upset. There were also several crumpled-up tissues on the floor.
"What's up with him?" asked Ted.
"I did it!! I broke the bowling ball!!" confessed Rocky.
"Rocky, why didn't you tell me right away?" asked Ted.
"I was afraid you were going to get mad at me." replied Rocky. "I'm sorry.."
"Rocky, it's OK. It was an accident." said Ted. "Besides, it's just a bowling ball. I can always order another one off of custombowlingballs.com."
"I think there's someone you should apologize to." Tinker said to Ted. Ted looked and saw Shelly tapiing her foot on the floor and crossing her arms.
"Shelly," Ted began, "i'm sorry I yelled at you earlier."
"We're cool." said Shelly, smiling.
"That's good." said Tinker. Just then, the foursome smelled something.
"Hey, I think I smell Daphne's homemade double fudge cookies!"
"Alright! Let's go!" said Shelly.
And with that, they all went next door to have some of Daphne's cookies.
- This is the first episode to feature engines from The Railroad Girl.