CJ The DJ - Testing Times
What do your aptitude tests say about you? In CJ's case they say she should be a librarian! What exactly is an aptitude test anyway?
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"CJ the DJ" is an Australian TV series created for the new ABC3 channel, which is described as an "animated, urban-comedy about a little miss alternative, struggling in a sea of normality."
At thirteen, Cathleene Jones (aka CJ the DJ) can spin discs like no-one else, mix and scratch on the decks like a pro. But in the deader than dead end of town where she lives, almost nobody wants to know.
Every time she gets the opportunity, she works in her neighborhood music store, and thanks to the owner Arnis, she goes from concert to concert as a DJ. She plays at parties, store openings, CJ's here when there's good music!
CJ has very different friends, including her neighbor and best friend Si, a jazz musician. There's also Lesley, the brains, more often in a book than on a dance floor.
"Testing Times" (Season 1, Episode 23)
Mr Truman hands out the results of his patented aptitude test to students. Lyle gets extreme stuntman. Si, hip hop jazz fusion musician. Lesley, a civil rights lawyer and CJ's results reveal her ideal job is ... a librarian!
Vice Principal Truman: And Jones... never in my twenty years of giving this test have I questioned my own work.
CJ: [reads over the results of her aptitude test] Librarian?!
Lesley: Ooh, you lucky dog!
CJ: There must be some kind of mistake!
Vice Principal Truman: Impossible! Mistakes are not in the equation, Jones! Ignore the results at your peril!
Si: Aw, don't worry about it, CJ. It's just some Truman invention to mess with your head, eh?
Lesley: Though, CJ, it might be worth thinking about your results. An objective assessment can sometimes uncover hidden talents.
CJ: [with a sad look on her face] Huh.
CJ: I don't need a piece of paper to tell me what I want to be!
Arnis: A little testy, CJ. Results not what you wanted 'em to be?
[Lyle grabs the aptitude test from her and hands it to Arnis]
Arnis: [reading over the results] Librarian? Fancy that, a book nerd in our midst!
Lyle: [laughs] Nerd!
[CJ turns to leave the record store, when she nearly bumps into her nerdy classmate Dwayne]
CJ: Dwayne, what're you doing here?
Lyle: Aw, the place is crawling with nerds!
Dwayne: Um, I'm hoping someone can help me ...
[he hands his aptitude test to Arnis]
Arnis: Ooh, the Truman report... "World class DJ." Well, young man, you've come to the right place. Dwayne, you're hired.
CJ: What?! Arnis, you're making a mistake! Dwayne's no more a DJ than Lyle's a stuntman!
Arnis: You're off the books, CJ... Or should I say, "on" the books, librarian? [laughs]
[CJ's parents try to cheer her up at dinner]
Marsha: It's not so bad, CJ. Librarians have made a great contribution to society... The Dewey Decimal System.
Gene: Late fees!
Marsha: A continuous record of our culture and history.
Gene: Socks with sandals!
Marsha: An amazing knowledge resource.
[CJ's little sister decides to chime in]
Charley: Grandma hairstyles!
Gene: You forgot loud noises, they hate loud noises!
CJ: That stupid test is supposed to make things clearer, but it's just made things worse!
Si: Aw, maybe the test ain't all it's cracked up to be, Ceej.
CJ: Your result makes sense, and Lesley's.
Si: Do the test again, then.
CJ: But what if it comes up with something worse, like... pool cleaner?
Lesley: We're doomed, CJ!
CJ: What's up, Lesley?
Lesley: Mr. Truman kicked Dwayne off the Double Degree team!
[Mr. Truman walks into the scene]
Vice Principal Truman: Ah, Jones. Just the person I wanted to see. You're on the team!
Lesley: Mr. Truman, surely you can't be serious?
Vice Principal Truman: It sounds ridiculous, but Jones' aptitude test results spoke volumes. Her skills are just what we need to beat McKinley High and crush them mercilessly once and for all! [maniacal laugh]
CJ: Um, Mr. Truman? Have you ever thought that perhaps your aptitude test might be wrong?
Vice Principal Truman: Impossible! Wrong? I am never wrong!
[he leaves in a huff]
CJ: This can't be happening.
Lesley: We really are doomed! The first round of Double Degree is tonight!
CJ: So what do we need, apart from a miracle?
Lesley: Books. Lots of books.
[cut to a montage of CJ and Lesley floating through a "virtual library" and grabbing several books, then checking them out with robotic scanning machines that serves as the "librarians"]
[CJ's family is in the audience for the "Double Degree" quiz bowl]
Gene: Wow, never in my life did I think a Jones would be on a game show! What's the prize?
Marsha: Books, for the school library.
Charley: Guh, don't they have enough already?
[CJ and Lesley are trying to console each other, after getting soundly defeated in "Double Degree"]
Lesley: We were humiliated! All those books, and you didn't learn one thing!
CJ: I might've if I'd read them, but we were just flipping through them really fast.
Lesley: And you call yourself a librarian!
CJ: No I don't! That's Truman and his stupid test!