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: You wanna know about trees? About what happened to them? They're gone.
: It's because of me. Ted
[a Whisper-ma-Phone chutes down to Ted. Ted leans in to hear
] IT'S BECAUSE OF ME!
: The last seed? Once-ler
: It's not about what it is. It's about what it can become. Just like... you're not just a boy.
: Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, things aren't going to get better. They're not. Ted
: You do know that you are talking in rhyme, don't you?
: Why are you so interested in trees, anyway? Why aren't you like other kids? Breakdancing and wearing bellbottoms and playing the Donkey Kongs? Ted
] Yeah. Right, right. I don't know. Uh, I just thought it might be kinda cool to have one. Once-ler
] Uh-huh. It's a girl, isn't it? Ted
] What? No! Once-ler
: Really? Because when a guy does something stupid once, well that's because he's a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl. Ted
: Hey, she is not just some girl! She's a woman. In high school. And she loves trees. And I'm gonna get her one. Once-ler
: Awww. How nice to see someone so undeterred by things like reality. Ted
: Thank you.
: [to Ted
] I could just kiss you right now!
[Ted and Audrey lean in to kiss, only to be stopped by Ted's mother
] Ted's Mom
: We don't have time for that! Ted
: I dunno, we have a little time.
: Why do you need a tree? It just... sticks out of the ground and it does what? I don't even know what it does. Look! We've GOT a tree! It's the Oak-a-matic! Three modes! Summer, Fall, Winter, and... Disco!
] Ted's Mom
: Come on, honey, dance with the tree. Ted
: Oh, it hurts, mom. Please stop.
: It's a girl, isn't it? Ted
: What? No! Once-ler
: Really. Because when a guy does something stupid once, well, that's because he's guy. But he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl.
: It all started a long time ago. Ted
: Can we start not so long ago, maybe? Once-ler
: Do you want a tree? Ted
: Yes, yes. Once-ler
: Then it all started a long, long time ago.