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lies about me so that she can win the election? hey you guys! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ the power we perfected is electrically connected ♪ ♪ so use it as directed and expect to be respected ♪ ♪ just turn it on and you will see ♪ ♪ that you belong in the company! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ plug it in, everybody! ♪ electric company electric company ♪ ♪ electric company... electric company! ♪
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i mean, i can't believe this, she hasn't been to any of the meetings. i know. hey, hector. what's up, guys? where's jessica? ah, she's in bed, she's got the flu. let's just meet without her; what's up? well, francine is running for book club president. really? i didn't even know she was in book club. she's not...she just wants to be president so she can boss people around. and she thinks she can beat me in the election. what's your campaign plan? what are you going to do to get people to vote for you? ah, well, i made this flyer. vote for lisa! it's a good start, but we can do more. we need a campaign slogan, you know, something that tells the voters that you would make a good leader. i mean, really lisa, you were born to lead. ok, when i am president of the book club, things will change.
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i'll invite authors for weekly talks, and i will read tons of books, new and old, so i can choose the best books for the club, because i love to read. oh, wait... um, i just got an e-mail from francine. ha! francine carruthers knows books; she has read every book her teacher has ever assigned for homework, twice. oh, i didn't see you there, i was reading. francine knows the only problem with books is that they smell like boring old paper. if francine becomes president, she will personally spray every book club book with perfume. you're welcome. hi lisa, is that book you're reading scented? no...of course not.
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i'm francine carruthers and i approved this message. lisa thinks reading should smell bad? that does not even make any sense. i thought this might happen... francine is going negative, she's saying bad things about lisa so that she can win the election. voters aren't really going to fall for her negative ads, are they? well, let's see. this website keeps tracks of the election polls. yeah, they ask people who they are going to vote for, francine or lisa. well, according to the polls half the people are planning to vote for you and half the people are planning to vote for francine. we're tied? for now, that's just because we haven't started to campaign yet, you know, tell the people why they should vote for you. we'll fight her lies with your true campaign message. we'll go on the web, we'll send emails, we'll get your message out on the street.
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once people hear your ideas, everyone will want to vote for you. yeah! and will get the truth out there. today's show brought to you by n and n blends. my name is jahresse and we're going to find words that have the letter n in it. what's this? n-n-n-n-n... ♪ oh look, i found a penny. we're walking through a narrow crack. a lot ofreen grass and green leaves. mother nature's grass. what's this?
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skinny twig. tennis. dandelion. no riding bikes on the pathway. i wish i had an ice cream cone. this is my grandma, this is my grandpa, and i just ran into them on the corner. 110 street and lenox avenue playground. vanilla tastes like peanut butter. ohh, sweet pineapple. what's happening right now? i'm standing and spinning. i'm spinning even faster and faster. this is a fantastic swing. it's time for "electric sound off!" i'm your host, hector ruiz. let's spin the wheel! what letters are we playing with today? n blends! let's plug them in and see them in action.
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an n blend is when n puts its sound together with another consonant, like nt in giant tent. or, nk in honking trunk; or nd in hand band. ♪ and now, i need two volunteers to go head to head with n blends. i'll do it. i'll do it! well, come on up! let's see some words. make a sentence using these words; the person who uses the most words with n blends wins. but be careful, we've included some words where n works alone. ready? both: ready. work on your sentences while we hear a word from our sponsor. ♪ francine have you ever wanted to write a secret message? well, you need my special blend of invisible ink. no one can read my ink. watch this. look at that... do you see any ink? that proves it works... only $15. for $15 more, i will sell you this invisible pen! ♪ francine time's up! let's see what sentences you've made.
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my sentence is, "the grunting king put sand by the stand." look at that -- grunting, king, sand, and stand -- four n blend words. you have your work cut out for you, annie. no problem. my sentence is, "the king likes to stand in the sand." you've got -- king, stand, and sand -- that's three points! but "in" is not an n blend... the n in the word "in" is working alone. that means marcus wins! what do i win? sand! (yelling) see you next time on electric sound off! ♪ ♪ some people try and fool you so let me try to school you ♪ ♪ on what you should and shouldn't believe ♪ ♪ you can't be sure of what you see and hear ♪ ♪ sometimes things are not as they appear ♪ ♪ you have to be smart you have to be clear ♪ ♪ 'cause looks they can deceive ♪ ♪ you have to look a little harder ♪ ♪ dig a little deeper
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♪ get the who's, the what's the where's and the why's ♪ ♪ you have to answer all the questions ♪ ♪ question all the answers ♪ to separate the truth from the lies ♪ ♪ the truth is often twisted and liars are assisted ♪ ♪ but talking just a little too loud ♪ ♪ and here's another thing they do ♪ ♪ they repeat a lie 'til it seems true ♪ ♪ and at that point it's up to you ♪ ♪ to stand up to the crowd ♪ you have to look a little harder ♪ ♪ dig a little deeper ♪ get the who's, the what's the where's and the why's ♪ ♪ you have to answer all the questions ♪ ♪ question all the answers ♪ to separate the truth from the lies ♪ (laughter) i'm lisa heffenbacher and i approved this message. your campaign video is a hit, you've already got tons of comments on your campaign vlog. i do? yep.
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oh, that's awesome! you know, people really seem to like my ideas for the book club. no kidding, check out the new polls. huh? wow, there you go, you just moved ahead. looks like the voters are tired of francine's negative ads. i guess they just want a book club president that knows good books. i'm behind in the polls? fiddlesticks. now listen, carl, every good president needs a good vice president to help her run things. vice president? yes! and i'm going to choose you! you just have to do me this one little favor. when i become president, i will do more than just spray perfume on books. we're going to have parties where we dress up as favorite characters from books, and i'm even going to ask members to choose the books that we read.
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i think it's about time that we had a book club of the readers, for the readers, and by the readers. if you can't beat them, copy them. i think i've e-mailed every voter in the universe. yeah, and i shook every hand in the neighborhood. oh guys, thank you so much for campaigning for me, i could never do this alone. i'm worried about francine -- she's been quiet...too quiet. (phone ringing) uh-oh, i wouldn't speak too soon.... guess who just got an e-mail from francine? you want a book club president who has a plan for the future; i am going to ask the members of the book club to choose the books. i believe we should have a book club of the readers, for the readers, and by the readers. that's my line. francine has a plan for the book club.
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what does lisa have? i'm francine carruthers, and i approved this message. that's my campaign plan, she just copied it. because the only thing francine knows how to do is be negative. and that won't work, right hector? ♪ actually, francine just pulled ahead in the polls. what? you mean she's going to win by tricking people? you know, i am starting to feel really negative about this election. hey, come on, she's not going to win this election. why don't you challenge her to a debate where both of you can answer questions about books, and the people voting in the election can decide who will make a better president for the book club. he's right. the only way that you're going to show voters you'll be a better president than francine is if you have a debate. huh...maybe i will.
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thumbs up to you. good job. oh, you're great. you were really good. you're fantastic. you're the best. you're awesome! thanks, i know. yeah, i guess you do. lisa, did you come to drop out of the election? no, i'm not dropping out of anything, francine. i'm here to challenge you to a debate. a debate? uh-huh. about books? uh-huh. no problem, i read every book ever assigned to me for homework, twice! oh, that's nice. the thing is, this debate is going to be about all books, not just the ones you read in school. all books? (coughing) i think i have a cold coming on. oh, francine, are you afraid to debate me?
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no... no, i am not afraid, it's just that... we can't have a debate because we need someone who knows a lot about debates to lead it. i'm sorry, did somebody just say, "debate?" oh, samantha bee, i love you! oh thank you! you're so great on the "daily show." she can lead the debate. ok... no, i meant someone who has a lot of experience leading a debate. oh, i actually have a lot of experience, i work on a fake new shows, you know. i meant someone in a suit. oh, just give me a second. ♪ wow! you are amazing. i know, tell me about it, right? guess you're out of excuses, francine. ok fine, we'll have a debate! it's's fine!
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so what if i've only read books assigned to me for homework? i can still win this...i just have to find lisa's weakness. i'm really worried about this debate. why are you worried? lisa will do fine... unless... unless what? unless, they ask her abolittle women . i've never relittle woman ; what's it about? i'll tell you all about it. ♪ ok, when samantha bee asks for questions from the audience, i want you to ask about the book... little women . little women... why? trust me... mr. vice president.
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hello, and welcome to the neighborhood book club presidential debates. i'm samantha bee; we're going to start the debate by taking some questions from our audience. oh, you in the front... how do you feel about the book little women ? little women , one of my favorites. let's turn the question over to francine. thanks samantha. little women is my absolute favorite books; i've read it over 100 times. i guess what i love most about little womis that it's called little wom,n but it's actually about... ninjas. i'm sorry, what did you just say? little women is the story of a plucky group of tiny heroic lady ninjas who band together to defend mount rushmore.
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they may be tiny, samantha, but i think they're lady ninjas we can all look up to. excuse me, there are no tiny lady ninjas in little women. nice try, lisa. samantha, you may just want to go ahead and declare me the winner of this debate. actually, she's right; there are no tiny lady ninjas little women , so... of course there are, who else do you think fights off the attacking army of miniature zombie cats? little women also has no zombie cats. no zombie cats, either? i'm afraid not. lisa, would you like to take this question? samantha, i would. oh ok, good. you know, i think what i love most about little womis that even though it was written over 100 years ago, i feel like the march sisters are like me.
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are the election results in yet? oh, i can't watch. what are you worried about? you won that debate and now you're going to win this election. she's about to announce the winner! thank you for that report on the global economy. now, turning our attention to more pressing news, the neighborhood book club election. well, it was a tightly contested race, but now that the votes are in, we're prepared to declare lisa heffenbacher the winner over francine carruthers. congratulations, lisa. yeah! you did it, madam president. you ran an excellent campaign. thanks, well, i never could have won without you guys campaigning for me. to lisa, who's going to run a book club that's of the readers, for the readers, and by the readers. i'm lisa heffenbacher, and i approved that message. all right, electric company, you may not be liars, but you are going to be losers. on prankster planet, no one can stop me.
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will you even dare to try, electric company? (laughing) ♪ prankster planet prankster planet ♪ ♪ the reverse-a-ball's reversing all the words on earth ♪ ♪ so it's jessica and marcus to the rescue ♪ ♪ francine has eight machines you must stop them all ♪ ♪ to save the world from the reverse-a-balls ♪ ♪ prankster planet prankster planet ♪ hello, loyal fans. francine! francine! francine! oh, stop...stop. let's take a look at three examples of my reverse-a-balls on earth. reverse-a-ball one... a poll shows how people are thinking of voting in an election. reverse-a-ball two... ♪ here's another thing they do ♪ ♪ they repeat a lie 'til it seems true ♪ reverse-a-ball three... we can't have a debate. brilliant! let's check on the progress of our little heroes, jessica and marcus, as they try to stop my reverse-a-balls.
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ah there. marcus, don't get too close. why not? (yelling) that's why. (yelling) well, it's not looking good for the electric company... so, why don't i make it worse? hey, it's survey time! the survey question is: what should i use to stop the electric company? time to vote! you can vote for an army of aardvarks, a pond of pudding, or my super-duper secret stunning surprise. i'm going to show the results of this survey using a circle graph! circle graphs are swell! it's time to... vote! vote! vote! and now the part where we have the results of the survey...time!
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what did you vote for? this section of the circle graph shows that ten of you voted for an army of aardvarks; this section shows that ten voted for a pond of pudding; and this section shows that 20 voted for my super-duper secret stunning surprise! my super-duper secret stunning surprise is the biggest section, it wins! the results of this survey show that the super-duper secret stunning surprise to stop jessica and marcus...time! guess who? (laughing) marcus, please tell me that was your stomach? no. boy, francine really likes herself. oh, we have to get down from here! we have to stop the reverse-a-ball machine.
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thanks. yee-haw! i need to wrangle me -- a reverse-a-ball machine! now, it's personal. on to the lever. time for my prankster planet prankster rules emergency button! good luck stopping the reverse-a-balls now. (laughing) both: hey you guys! go to and stop the reverse-a-balls. the electric company and the people of earth need you! we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a special electric company shout-out from prankster planet! today's honorary electric company members are: skylas200, alyssa, and bigryan4!
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congratulations! both: thank you! you can be an honorary member of the electric company, too! go online and stop francine's verse-a-balls! we've got to cheer for what'sthe football team tonight, but we've lost some of our signs. "we can beat" and "won't win," it doesn't make any sense. you just need a "they" and a "them." cheer chickens! (clucking) present! that's it! that's perfect! thank so much, captain cluck. do you want to stay for the game? we might have to -- they don't know how to get down. announcer: your pbs kids go! friends are ready for anything. ready to fight a little crime? oh, hi! this is a pretty big deal, huh? presto! announcer: and now they're ready for you weekdays on pbs kids go! or anytime you want at
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wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ wild kratts! chris: we're here off the coast of south america. martin: in the caribbean sea. both: it's us, the kratt brothers! i'm chris. i'm martin, and swimming in the waters around us is a type of creature who has remained relatively unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. it has a perfect design for seafaring and sea living. yeah, you know who we're talking about. both: sea turtles!
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martin: the body design of the sea turtle has been pretty much unchanged for millions of years. it's the same today as it was way back then. chris: that shape and design of the sea turtle has enabled it to survive while all the dinosaurs died out. that's how good it is. but how is it this good? martin: why does it work? let's check out this ultimate sea survivor in action. hey, how about swimming with the sea turtles? ♪ chris: huh... not much here. martin: ah, the grass flats. a turtle. a green sea turtle! whoa, look at him go, flying through the water. a sea turtle can stay underwater for 12 minutes when swimming without coming up for air. he's not letting us get close.
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chris: he's keeping his shell towards us. martin: i wonder why? what about all the challenges and dangers of living in the sea? how did sea turtles survive with all the aquatic mega-dinosaurs after them? how do they escape the sharks and killer whales after them today? imagine if we had the power to swim with the sea turtles. what if? ♪ on adventure with the coolest creatures ♪ ♪ from the oceans to the trees ♪ the brothers kratt are going places you never get to see ♪ ♪ hanging with their creature friends ♪ ♪ get ready it's the hour ♪ ♪ gonna save some animals today with creature power ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild ♪ cheetah speed and lizard glide ♪ ♪ falcon flight and lion pride ♪
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♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ go wild, wild, wild kratts (snoring) (bird chirping) (whistling) aviva: hmmm... oof. (muttering in spanish) what is up with aviva? hey aviva, what's going on? well, i'll put it this way. i'm troubled... by the tortuga. i love the design. of course, it's one of my favorite inventions,
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but there's something missing and i can't put my finger on it. ah, what are you talking about? the tortuga's great just the way it is. it has a protective shell like a tortoise, or any kind of turtle. with plenty of room inside. and it has retractable legs and head like my favorite land turtle. oohhh! hey! who's that? he's talking about the box turtle and its incredible ability to retract into its shell completely. it's a great defense for the box turtle and for us whenever we have to go into lockdown mode against one of our villains. what in the world are they doing down there? whoa! can't a person just replace a shell plate without getting jostled? whoa! and who doesn't love camouflage? the tortuga has camouflage patterns so it can blend into its background
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like a box turtle or a leopard tortoise does. that's why turtle shells have such amazing patterns. hmph. oh, i like box turtles. wait... no, leopard tortoise! ah... hm, how about spotted terrapin? turtles around the world have shell patterns that can blend into just about any conceivable habitat. and the tortuga's got all that too. and it can even hover like the flying turtle! (snoring) yeah, and flying is really good for... martin: tortuga hover mode can really spin! (screaming) hmm. uh, martin, cut the hover, cut the hover! there are no flying turtles. oh yeah, true. i kind of got carried away.
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(koki yelling) (growling) so you see, aviva, the tortuga is great just the way it is. the tortuga is absolutely... awesome! incredible! perfect... both: just the way it is! yeah...but there's still something missing. koki: uh-huh. it can't swim. but it's a good thing i can. i'll get you, martin! swim... that's it! that's what's been bothering me. i never designed the tortuga so it can move freely in an aquatic environment. the tortuga can't swim! so let's teach it to swim! whoa. why were you spinning it around like that for? yes, modify the design by adding new aquatic features... exactly! ha ha... sorry, koki.
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i just need some bio inspiration. well, we have two basic choices. number one: we could check out freshwater turtles like painted turtles, florida soft shells, or spotted terrapins. or number two: sea turtles! like green turtles, hawksbill turtles, leatherbacks, loggerheads... okay, let's vote! everybody for freshwater turtles, hands up. okay, everybody for sea turtles, stand on one foot. hmm... it's a tie! hey, where's jimmy? yeah, jimmy can be the tiebreaker! (snoring) okay, jimmy. we need you to break this tie. do you want to go see freshwater turtles or sea turtles? sure, i want to see turtles. he said sea turtles! but that was "see turtles" like "see with your eyes" turtles.
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it doesn't matter. he said sea turtles! both: sea turtles! sea turtles! sea turtles! sea turtles... sea turtles... sea turtles... all: sea turtles! sea turtles! yeah! sea turtles! sea turtles! sea turtles! did somebody say sea turtles? wait for me! all right, so while everybody preps to modify the tortuga for swimming capabilities, let's find the sea turtle that can show us exactly what to do. yeah, and the first sea turtle we find, no matter what kind it is, that's the one we follow. it's a plan! wow. a coral reef. there must be a sea turtle around here somewhere. and a lot of other creatures. don't get distracted, bro. but there's something i want to check out over here. i say don't get distracted, and then what does he do? huh!
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both: a sea turtle! but what kind? can't tell. we've got to get closer. whoa, there he goes. he's fast. and nervous. i wonder why? well, we've got to figure out a way to get close to that sea turtle. hmm... hey, i know. sea turtles eat jellyfish, right? so we could hang around pretending to be jellyfish. well, two problems with that, bro. not all species of sea turtles like jellyfish. and two, you don't look anything like a jellyfish. yeah, i guess you're right. we don't have jellyfish powers yet. but what about this? why don't we miniaturize down and hide in the reef, so a sea turtle won't see us and then she'll swim right on by. nice.
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wait a sec, we can't leave the miniaturizer there activated. any animal could mess with it. yeah, we've done that way too many times before. that's better. okay, kratt brothers, so what have you got on the sea turtles? chris: uh...that they can be kind of hard to find? where are you guys? chris: we're right here. martin: just miniaturized and hiding. but it's not really working. yeah, we still haven't found that sea turtle. well, we kind of need a sea turtle to show us how to retrofit the tortuga with swim mode. hey, let's head up there and get a better view. hmm... ho ho! both: a grouper!
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swim for it, bro! i already am! wah! wah! martin, in here! aahh! whew, that was close. what is this place? huh? not "what is this place?" what is this thing? it's alive! ooh. it's eating little creatures that float into it. we're inside of some kind of animal. we're inside a sponge. a sponge? what does a sponge have to do with animals? a sponge is an animal! will it eat you? i don't know. but we can't stick around to find out.
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aah! oh, yes we can. what is going on out there? is it the grouper? maybe he's attacking the sponge! well, i'm not going out there to find out. you go! me? no way, dude. you do it! okay, well here's one way to find out. deploy fishcam! great idea, bro. okay, i'm receiving a picture feed from the fishcam. ah, but it's fuzzy... wait, wait... it's something big... it's unclear. was that a mouth? what kind of animal eats sponges? we're about to find out! uh, i'm getting a pretty clear picture right here, bro. it's a hawksbill turtle. and of course, the hawksbill sea turtle's favorite food are sponges.
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chris: and check it out. that's why they call this turtle a hawksbill, because the turtle's beak looks just like a hawk's bill and it's designed for cutting into sponges. aviva: all very interesting bros, but not really the kind of observations that will help me retrofit the tortuga to be able to swim. oh yeah. we can't lose this turtle. let's hitch a ride! wahoo! yeah! martin: ho-ho, this is awesome! and that's what i'm going to name you... awesome. uh... no, wait a second. awesome's not a great name. i've got to think of something unique, something that fits you better... now that's more like it. all right, kratt brothers. what've you got? chris: well for starters, the shell of the hawksbill is flatter and incredibly streamlined, so the water flows past it easily as it swims. aah! whoa! okay, so for water mode, we go from a dome shaped shell to a flatter shell so water can easily flow over it.
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and with a shell like this, a sea turtle can go on a marathon swim of hundreds and hundreds of miles. or sprints of up to 15 miles per hour! chris: ho-ho, hang on, martin! martin: i am! whoa! gah! hey aviva, we got something here! oh yeah. what? the front flippers power the turtle's swim by pumping up and down. and the rear flippers provide the steering. okay, so we need long flippers in the front, with hydraulic pistons for flapping power, and back here, shorter flippers with rotational capabilities for steering. check! we're heading up! hi, aviva. hi guys. the turtle can stay underwater for a long time.
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about 10 minutes for a high action dive, and up to 40 minutes for a low action dive. but always has to come up for air. okay, so it looks like the hawksbill turtle breathes from nostrils at the top of its snout, so... why don't we put the tortuga's new air intake valves right here! and i'll install bigger air tanks inside for oxygen storage. aviva: hey, jimmy! huh? could you take the master key out of the ignition interface? we don't want to have the tortuga accidentally starting when we're in the middle of a modal retrofit. got them. and hang onto them. they're our only set. i got them. what're you guys up to anyway? martin: well, it looks like we're getting a turtle-back tour of the reef. hey, there's blimpy the blowfish. martin: oh yeah! and our old buddy ocean pony the seahorse.
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and hey, there's-- martin: uh, i don't remember him. chris: yeah, that's because he's somebody new. both: a tiger shark! whoa! ♪ hold on tight, chris! i'm holding! i'm holding! wah! chris! whoa... gah! the tiger shark is gaining! both: whoa! oof! whoa, our sea turtle is using his shell like a shield. and that's what i'm going to name you... shield. kratts: oof! but how long can shield keep this up? look at these teeth! based on size, tiger shark jaws are even stronger than the great white shark's jaws!
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if that shark gets the shell in his mouth or a flipper in his mouth, shield is done for! martin: shield has another plan! chris: i hope so! ♪ whew! that was close. and another great defense for the hawksbill sea turtle: hiding in the reef. yeah, and that's why hawksbills are reef turtles, so they can use the coral reef structure to feed them... and hide them. yeah, the shield defense is great when a hawksbill is caught out in the open, but the sure fire plan is to hide out in the protection of the reef. hey aviva, did you catch that turtle power action? all: huh? oh yeah, they saw it. so aviva, you up for a little turtle power suit programming?
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uh, yeah. that was incredible! nice shield work. i never knew sea turtles were so maneuverable. we saw it all, thanks to the amazing fishcam. what? hey! i guess i made the fishcam a little too fish-like. maybe a little. but hey guys, good news! we've finished modifying the tortuga for underwater travel, so get up here and we'll take it fost drive. cool. great! we'll be right there. martin: uh, as soon as shield tells us the coast is clear. great. all clear. let's get back to the miniaturizer and get back to real size. yeah, i think we should have a new motto: "only one shark attack per day." i'm with you, bro.
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let's get out of here before that tiger shark comes back. wow, these turtle flipper attachments are amazing. oh yeah, i can't wait to see them in action. well, you don't have to wait long. do you have the master key jimmy? right here. well, start her up! let's bring the tortuga back online. i'm on it. all: no! that's our only master key! what?! we don't have a spare? no! oops, sorry. there, it landed somewhere near that big brain coral. i've got to go in and get it. no way. look! the tiger shark! but guys, the tortuga can't drive. it can only float here without that master key. you've got to get down there and get it. what?! did you see that tiger shark? yeah, we're sticking by our new motto: "only one shark attack per day." no exceptions.
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what if i program you a sea turtle power suit? that'll give you protection. okay, maybe one exception. okay, the essential sea turtle powers are: streamlined shell; long front flippers for flying through the water; short rear flippers for steering; oxygen intake mechanism that gives the bros 10 minutes of breath capacity; and cutting beak capabilities for eating sponges... in case the bros get hungry. sea turtle power disc programming complete! first, we've got to find shield! touch him and activate our sea turtle powers! don't dive now! there he is! dive now! activate sea turtle powers! okay, let's go find that master key.
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it fell somewhere near that giant brain coral. keep your eyes peeled for that tiger shark. look! the key landed here, but then disappeared. check it out, chris. tracks of a crab or lobster or something. it walked right by the key. maybe it picked it up. why would a crab or lobster pick up a key? and how? i don't know, but it's the only lead we've got. come on! let's follow these tracks! chris: looks like a lobster to me. martin: nah. i'm going with the big old crab. lobster. crab. there it is! yeah, it's a crab-- a spiny crab. but big as a lobster! and she has the master key! tiger shark! and we look exactly like his favorite prey!
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take evasive maneuvers! with you, bro! i'll lead him away. and i'll get the master key! all right, i'll just grab the key... oh no, i don't have hands-- i have flippers! how am i going to grab the key? i don't know, bro, but figure it out fast. i can't shake this shark! aah... shield defense! this shark is hungry. hurry, bro! chris! you're lucky that we modeled the suit on the hawksbill turtle. they have two claws on their flippers. check it out. oh yeah... the hawksbill doesn't use them for much, but you can. i'll use them to hook the bungee of the master key. got it! martin, i have the key. meet you at the tortuga!
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i'll be there bro, just as soon as i get this tiger shark off my back. oh! whew! hey, let's get out of here, bro! yeah, two shark attacks is way too much for one day. hey, check it out! there is such a thing as flying turtles! anybody looking for the master key to the tortuga? jimmy: tortuga online. okay jimmy, let's take her for a test drive! diving. it's working. (cheering) yeah, sea turtle mode is the best. i wonder what shield thinks. uh, that this is the biggest sea turtle he's ever seen.
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and the new tortuga swim mode is really going to help us explore the oceans of the world. and meet all kinds of new creatures. hey, we've arrived at a habitat that is ideal for the green sea turtle. in the water below is a grass flat that is full of the green turtle's favorite food. both: sea grass! come on, let's check it out. adult green sea turtles, unlike most sea turtles, love to eat sea grasses and algae, so the grass flats are a great place to find them. chris: and other creatures. a hermit crab! martin: drum fish! chris: trigger fish! martin: blowfish! all living off the sea grasses. chris: and a spotted eagle ray! wow, look at him flying! martin, over here! what? chris: a green sea turtle!
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martin: oh yeah... hey, he's got that shield defense working. did you see that? that is the sea turtle's defense in action. using that shell to protect itself when it's a little unsure, the sea turtles turns away, keeps an eye on you, swims this way, keeping the shell as a shield towards whatever it's wondering about. in this case, us, but in most cases, sharks. chris: but green turtles aren't the only sea turtles. you never really know what species of sea turtle you're going to bump into. there are hawksbill turtles, named after their hawk-like beak. martin: or the loggerhead turtle. the olive ridley is the smallest of sea turtle species: less than three feet long. but all these sea turtles have similar body designs: the shell, the strong flippers to propel them through the water, and big lungs to hold their breath for a long time. and overall, a streamlined body that makes them perfectly designed for life at sea. chris: another thing they have in common,
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besides their body design, is that they're all in danger. and the biggest threat facing the sea turtle's future survival, is the changes humans are making to the seas. people who love sea turtles are the ones who can keep them around, from the time of the dinosaurs, to way into the future. so keep on creature adventuring. we'll see you on the creature trail. t an advantage for reaching high leaves, but a disadvantage for drinking on the ground. but the giraffe has a solution: spread those legs wide and bend that long neck down. now that is probably the most vulnerable position for a giraffe because lions, that's when they want to attack it because it'll take the giraffe a little while to get up and get running. the most vulnerable time for a giraffe is when it's drinking water. s her cubs alone? the most vulnerable time for a giraffe
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these six-month-old cubs started their lives the size of chipmunks in their mom's winter den. now that it's spring, they're out foraging with her and learning all the good places to find food. she'll watch over them, teaching them everything she knows until they're about a year and a half old. that's when these black bear cubs will be ready to head off on their own. that's when these black bear cubs announcer: pbs kids presents cold-blooded, scaly fun all week long... rattlesnake! with the new "wild kratts" reptile week. ready for some gila monster combat? there he goes! let's go! announcer: get your creature power suit on... chris: nice. turning on. and go wild with a new week of claws, scales... the mighty nile crocodile! and even zak. ow, ow, ow, ow! it's the new "wild kratts" reptile week all this week on pbs kids, and watch "wild kratts" anytime at announcer: he's curious george. wooo!
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whoever comes closest to guessing the number of balls gets to keep them all. this calls for some math. ha ha! announcer: "curious george," weekdays on pbs kids, or watch anytime you want at! wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ to find out more about cool animals... and collect your own wild kratts creature powers... go to the wild kratts website. at both: we'll see you there!
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at [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. and by contributions to your pbs station from: [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. ♪ every day, when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ everybody that you meet has an original point of view ♪ (laughing) ♪ and i say, hey hey!
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♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ ♪ you got to listen to your heart, listen to the beat ♪ ♪ listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street ♪ ♪ open up your eyes, open up your ears ♪ ♪ get together and make things better by working together ♪ ♪ it's a simple message, and it comes from the heart ♪ ♪ believe in yourself ♪ believe in yourself ♪ ♪ for that's the place to start ♪ ♪ place to start ♪ ♪ and i say, hey ♪ hey! hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day♪ ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day♪ hey! arthur (on tv): hey, d.w.! hey! whoa! (loud thud) (letters shattering)
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buster: i can't write for long. i think they're on to me. these woods are crawling with the enemy. (gasps) (squeaking) i haven't had anything to eat for... two hours, but if feels like 20. i've never been so hungry. even the eraser of this pencil is starting to look good. (spitting) i just tried it. it was dry. although, with a little mustard... tag! you're it! (gasps) oh, i am? okay. well, aren't you going to chase me? yeah, yeah, i'm, uh, i'm giving you a head start. the enemy has found me, but i will not succumb to his will. no matter what, i must finish this letter! (spaceship trilling, beeping) buster: woof, woof! arthur: dog.
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(gobbling) arthur: turkey. um, alien? no, a lobster eating soup. see, there's the claw; there's the spoon. mm, chowder. yum. i'll work on it. you'll be able to see it by the time we get to camp meadowcroak. oh, didn't i tell you? i'm not going this summer. what?! why not?! we're going to my grandpa's farm. sorry, i thought you know. i didn't. is francine going to camp? probably. i'm sure lots of kids we know are going. not this year. nah. uh-uh. nope. summer camp? sure, i'm going. yes! camp pfeffernusse. it's in switzerland. they teach yodeling, cheese-making and german. you should come. and it's educational. i'll learn how to yodel.
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buster, we can't afford this. besides, you're already signed up for camp meadowcroak. aw! but none of my friends will be there. i've asked everyone. maybe you'll make some new friends. hi, i'm buster. me tug. me take both bunks. (sniffing) yech! (all laughing) that was a blast! that was so fun! (buster grunting) (tug grunts) but i don't wanna make new friends. they'll hog the marshmallows. but it's only two weeks.
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why don't you try it? bitzi: extra asthma inhalers? check. rain poncho? check. sunscreen? bug repellent? fig bars? check, check. fig bars? oh, i completely forgot. i made you some for the trip. they're on the counter cooling. (sighs) (gasps) (buster gasping) (sighs) just 'cause they're called "vegetable beds," sonny, doesn't mean you can sleep in 'em. 'ten-shun!
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at ease, private baxter. now why are you lying in the tomatoes? because... because i don't want to go to camp. why not? camp builds character. i like my character the way it is. and i'm not going to know anyone there. so you're going awol, huh? just going to run away. i'm not running. i'm hiding. son, people are like plants; if they always stay in the shade, they never grow. you gotta take some risks. maybe i'm more of a moss person. there you are. i was looking all over for you. oh, i was just, um... getting a tomato. here, take one for mamie. she has the best fruit... probably 'cause she gets the most sun. thanks a lot, fritz, for everything. (gasps)
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(kids cheering) hi, i'm irwin. can i have that bed? it's closer to the door, and i go to the bathroom a lot. sure. i'm buster. is that short for "busterfield"? i had a snake named busterfield. he ate crickets. um, you know, i'm not sure. irwin! sanjeev! both: lackawana, sackawana, hokey-pokey-doo. we are the kids from ps 22. whoo! we go to the same school. this is buster. hey, buster. you'll never guess who's in cabin 6. eric beedlemeyer. no way! and you know who i just saw? penny papakostas! it's like our whole third grade is here.
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(sighs) and he's not just super-fast; he can also see through metal. are you guys talking about bionic bunny? no, our phys-ed teacher, mr. fallon. i mean, how did he know i had those comics in my locker? well, i think mr. scarborough can read minds. he always calls on me in history when i haven't done the reading. (laughs) what's so funny? this old photo of a friend of mine when he was a kid. sanjeev: "fearless fritz"? he doesn't look fearless. why was he called that? i don't know. maybe it's in the letter. want to hear it? "dear private baxter," he calls me that sometimes. "i'll tell you a secret. "i never liked camp much, at least not until the summer of 1932." (panting) fritz: we were playing capture the flag, and it was shorts versus pants. get him! get him! i see him! he's over there! most of our boys had been captured,
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and the pants team wasclosing in. we knew where their flag was, but the hill was heavily fortified and we could only spare one player. i volunteered for the mission. (gulps) (grunting) i was no match for the guard on duty, so i had to use my wits... and a sock. (whistling) we give up! you win! getting the flag turned out to be the easy part. now i had to bring it back to our side. there he is! get him! get him! i can see him! (all clamoring) get him! get him! (all gasping)
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lucky for me, i was a pretty good swimmer, and could hold my breath for one whole minute. against incredible odds, team shorts won that day and i got a new name. "fearless fritz." that's just the first letter. fritz sent him three more. in one, he's in alaska and he comes face-to-face with a huge... sanjeev, you're giving away the best part. oops. sorry. is it too burnt? i kept turning it like you said. hmm, not bad. next time, try a different stick. that one was... a little piney. (door opens) did you get another letter from fritz? nope, but he did send me... this. irwin: tomatoes?! i thought it was going to be treasure. are you kidding? this is treasure. these are organic heirlooms.
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(sniffing) okay, listen up. we're going to need some other ingredients. basil... olive oil... salt... irwin, quick-- my brow. it is done. i have created... "the tomatowich." mmm. mmm. from now on, you will be known as "chef." buster: bye, guys! so long. bye! see you next year. see ya! see you next year. buster, you're home! mom! camp was great! reporting for duty, sir. at ease, private baxter. welcome home. thanks. your letters were amazing. i read them to the kids at camp, and everyone...
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why are you wearing a tie? my daughter and i are going to look at a retirement community. i thought i'd get gussied up. what's a retirement community? a place where nice people can look after old codgers like me. it's not easy living on my own. so... you're leaving? it's not far. and i'll be checking on the garden once a month. so i expect it to be shipshape. (car horn honking) well, that's my daughter. wait. can i have the address? buster: it has now been two hours and 11 minutes since i have eaten. oh, the hunger is unbearable. if only i had some mustard... arthur: are you finished with that letter yet? i'm cold. almost. fritz: "well, it looks like my time has run out. "the enemy is taking me back to his camp. "but actually he's not such a bad enemy. "and his dad makes great brownies.
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"see you soon. love, private baxter." that kid's got quite an imagination. i'll say. and he's also one heck of a gardener. (both sniffing) kids: and now... this place is called farm school. girl: and it's a farm. boy: it is a farm. you see pigs, cows, chickens... girl: a farm that teaches you stuff about farms. it's kind of like a camp, 'cause you sleep here. this is a bunkhouse. we got bunk beds. boy: and every day, we eat breakfast first. and we do chores. man: camden, ruiz, bianca and xavier, you guys are going to be going to the... garden. garden. garden. does anybody know what this vegetable is? i know. it's celery. what is it? it looks like celery. but actually, it's something called a "leek."
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it's kind of in between onions and garlic. ooh! oh! oh! okay, now, hit it against the ground to make all that dirt fall off. boy: well, actually, i'm learning about where our food comes from. we're picking out some corn. we're shucking the corn off. all the husk on it is going to come off, and we feed the animals and we take care of the animals. what we got to do is brush all the hay and dirt off their fur. these guys are baby cows that are learning to be oxen. girl: it's a working cow, instead of a milking cow. we're going to put this on them. it's called a yoke, and it's what lets them pull stuff. so each of you take one of these bows. nice. yeah. now you got those spacers and that nail. beautiful. step up, boys. (bell jangling) go ahead, step. nice. keep driving them. whoa! (chuckles): nice. (laughs) you stopped them. another thing we're going to be doing is
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making some poles for a new compost bin. girl: it's important to learn about a farm, because sometimes people don't know where their food comes from, and they see it comes from a farm. come to farm school; you can learn a lot of stuff. kids: and now... (applause) and now... hey, d.w., watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. again? nothing up my sleeve. presto! (roars) (gasps) wrong hat. uh, let me try again. but that trick never works. it will this time. watch. and presto! finally, arthur. (gasps) it was getting hot in there. and now, here's something we hope you'll really like. (roars) (laughs)
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(thunder rumbles) (sighs) i hate rain. especially at recess. i win! want to play checkers again? you just beat me five times in a row. no, thanks. if we had some cards, i could show you a magic trick. hey, i think i've got a pack. my grandfather taught me this. pick a card, any card. don't tell me what it is. now put it back. is that your card? yes! how did you do that?! a magician never reveals his secrets. cool. wow. (kids murmur excitedly) (bicycle bell rings) hey, arthur, know any more card tricks? well, i can do the one i did yesterday. buster: ♪ ta-da! whoa! what's up with the vampire costume? i'm not a vampire.
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i am the great baxterini, master of illusion! i think you mean, master of "delusion." my mom's friend harry taught me some great tricks. and he gave me this magic wand. it's been in his family for generations. some say it was even used by the great harry houdini. really? did houdini perform in china? because that's where it said this wand was made. oh, ye of little faith. pick a card, any card. show it to everyone. now put it back. is this your card? really? how about this one? sorry. weird. are you sure you didn't put it in your back pocket?
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of course i didn't. you would have seen me. (gasps) wow. (kids murmur excitedly) (applause) that was awesome! how did he do that? okay, so we've got the food, invitations, plates, streamers... don't forget balloons. we've got them, d.w. so now we just need to decide on what you want to do for your half-birthday party. i know exactly what i want: that unicorn that emily had at her party. that wasn't a real unicorn. it was a donkey with a plastic cone strapped to its head. you're not supposed to tell me that. next, you'll say there's no such thing as leprechauns. i'll call up the unicorn guy tomorrow. hey, do we have any books about magic? why don't you try the library.
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(gasps) (laughing) now i need a volunteer from the audience. someone big and strong. how about you, sir? now tie this in a knot, if you would. nice and tight. haney: buster, may i speak to you for a moment? looks like "the great baxterini" is in trouble. is it true you've been doing magic tricks? um... yes. in fact, i'm in the middle of one right now. just a second. ta-da! (cheering) bravo! you'll be perfect! the kindergarteners are having a bit of a "magic emergency." a magician was supposed to come to their class,
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but he can't find his rabbit. could you step in? provided you can spare him, mr.. ratburn. sure. the rest of you will have a little quiz with our old pal roman... roman numerals. (laughing) (barking) hey, pal. mrs. read: arthur, buster's here. and the kindergarteners just loved it. (d.w. sobbing) the unicorn guy just called. his donkey refuses to do any more kids' parties. we'll never get anyone else on such short notice. it's not fair. my party is ruined. hey, d.w., watch this. does anyone have a $5 bill? ladies and gentlemen and little girls,
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watch carefully as the great baxterini becomes a human atm. i wave the magic wand and say the magic words pepperoni pizza. a $10 bill? and two fives. it's all in the wand. can you make a unicorn appear at my party? um, no. but i can make a smile appear on your face. i want him. i only charge 25 cents and all the cheese crackers you can spare. it's a deal. bionic bunny has beat me once again, but i'll get back at him somehow, but how, punchinello, how? how about a cream pie in his face?
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only the cream pie will be made of a powerful radioactive isotope. very dastardly, but not quite right. how about, an underarm deodorant laced with itching powder? (excited barking) careful with that stuff. you've upset bobo. no, what we need is to expose bionic bunny's secret identity. to show the whole world who he really is. that's a great idea. (applause) now, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. nothing in there at all. but i wave my magic wand... arthur: wait.
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look, his hat has a secret compartment in the top. (all gasping) drat. and i and would have fooled all these paying customers, too. now, watch a real magician. (elephant trumpeting) shabag, shabibble, shabop. and presto. (cheering and applause) hooray! bravo! bravo! ta-da! (cheering) whoa! go, buster! yeah, you're the best! i had no idea he was so good. hey, arthur, weren't you interested in magic, too? maybe you could learn some tricks from the great baxterini. (groans) now, let's see if we can make this ball disappear. hey, wait, where's my magic wand?
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(growling) it was right here. maybe you made it disappear by accident. or you turned it into a frog and it hopped away. (nervous chuckle) it's no problem. i'll just do it without my wand. so i put the paper over the glass... no, wait, i put the ball on the paper... no, that's not right. i, uh, i can't remember. is this part of the act? i don't think so. arthur, now's your chance. expose him as a fake. do it. no, arthur, don't. he's your friend. friend-schmiend. you were the one who started doing tricks, but he stole all the attention. he didn't mean to show off. he was just having fun. come on, arthur. it's payback time.
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(whispering): the glass goes over the ball. then i place the glass over the ball... now i put the paper over the glass. oh, yeah. look, the ball is still here. presto-chango. (cheering) wow! that was the best! (cheering and applause) here, i found your wand. sorry for the tooth marks. pal had it. oh, thanks. i don't know what i would have done if you hadn't stepped in. i'm sure the great baxterini would have thought of something. no, he wouldn't have. and i would know. i'm him. well, you know a lot more magic than i do. i was wondering, would you mind teaching me some tricks? sure, i'd love to. in fact, i've got an even better idea.
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now put your card back in the deck. huh, that's funny. i don't see your card anywhere. uh, buster? not now, arthur. i've got to find this card. is this it? wow! they can even read each other's minds. do it again! do it again! visit us on-line at: you can find arthur books and lots of other books, too, at your local library. hi, everyone. it's me, buster.
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hold on to your hats because i'm heading out of elwood city and into the country. on my trip with my dad, i'm seeing the coolest cowboys, the finest fiddlers and the greatest ranches and farms in the countryside. yee-ha! i'm sending it all back to my friends in elwood city on my very own video postcards. they're postcards from buster. ♪ every day when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ and everybody that you meet ♪ has an original point of view ♪ ♪ and i say, hey ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ hey! funding for arthur by:
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rage dog ♪ ♪ she went... and... and... (barking, growls) ♪ when she ate some alphabet soup ♪ ♪ then what happened was bizarre... ♪ on the way to martha's stomach, the letters lost their way. they traveled to her brain and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ now she speaks... how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks, yeah, she speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks and speaks... ♪ what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks. ♪ hi, there! ♪ she's got a voice, she's ready to shout ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ sometimes wrong but seldom in doubt ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ that dog's unique... testing, one, two! ♪ hear her speak ♪ martha speaks and speaks ♪ and speaks and speaks and... ♪ ♪ communicates, enumerates ♪ elucidates, exaggerates ♪ indicates and explicates ♪ bloviates and overstates and... ♪ (panting) ♪ ...hyperventilates! ♪ martha, to reiterate
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martha speaks! ♪ martha speaks. welcome to the show. we've got a great collection of valuable words for you today. td, give me a hand, will you? words like "rubbish" and "clutter"; "donate" and "profit." whoa! you are a worthless cleaning assistant. i am not. i am donating my talents to the valuable services of introducing the show. helen: how about introducing yourself to this broom? watch for today's words while i work on salvaging my friendship. (snoring) (loud honk, scream) all: happy birthday! what? it's my birthday? yep! but do dogs even have birthdays? well, technically it's the day we brought you home from the animal shelter. but that's good enough for us.
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well, then it's good enough for me, too! so, first thing is your favorite breakfast. martha: all right! but that's not all. we have an even bigger sorpresa for you... after i take you to the doggie spa. the doggie spa? we got you the full deluxe deal. helen: first you'll get a thorough massage... then a good workout to tone those legs... and finally... a mud bath. ahhh. that was the best birthday present ever! there's one more surprise to come. mom and dad: ta-da! helen: it's a new doggie bed. uh-huh. i've felt so bad about you having to sleep on that ratty old chair all these years. it was so old it was practically una antiguedad, an antique! an antique? yeah, you know, an antique is something that's really, really old.
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sometimes an antique is so old, it's worth a lot of money. so, how do you like it? (sniffing) it's great. you don't like it. (fake enthusiasm): no! no, i love it! i really love it. (sighs sadly) (sighs happily) so how did you sleep last night? (yawning): great.
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mm-hmm! (muffled snoring) helen: martha, you okay? wha... huh? are you sure you slept well? oh, yeah, yeah, i'm fine. i'm just exhausted from all that celebrating-- whew! in fact, you know what? i think i'm going to go outside and get some fresh air. the garage door isn't open, by any chance, is it? ¿por qué? why? (snoring) oh, no reason. i think martha misses her chair. (loud chewing) martha? (laughs sheepishly) the chair's not here. we donated it to the thrift store. (gasps) hello, can i help you? yes, we donated a chair yesterday. donated a chair... martha: donate!
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that means they gave it to your store for free. (chuckling): i know what "donate" means. all the furniture here is donated. i'm just trying to remember... was it a ratty old thing with drool stains and dog hair all over it? yes! yes! yes! sold it this morning. all: sold it? could you tell us who bought it? (alarm blares) mrs. demson: who is it? deliveryman with your chair. mrs. demson: oh. (bolts unlocking) i'll need to see some i.d. (alarm blares) mrs. demson: who is it? it's your neighbor, mariella. (bolts unlocking) i'll need to see some i.d.
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mrs. demson, i'm afraid a mistake has been made. we donated martha's chair to the thrift store without realizing how important it was to her. would it be possible to buy it back from you? no. helen: no? but why not? it's mine to keep, little girl. i'm giving it to my niece as a wedding present. but it's a ratty old thing with drool stains and dog hair all over it! so? i'll just have the upholstery cleaned. (screams) dog! off the porch! lo siento mucho! i'm so sorry, martha. it's okay. mrs. demson: i said off! (alarm beeps) i'll be fine with the new bed. really. it was just that first night.
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(snoring) (sighs) even if i do get my chair back, it won't be the same, not if mrs. demson cleans the upholstery. what's upholstery? upholstery is the fabric that covers furniture like chairs and sofas. so what's wrong with cleaning it? it's got drool stains and... helen: dog hair all over it, i know. but that's what martha loves about it. (sighs) it's really not worth anything to anybody but martha. i wish we could convince mrs. demson of that. (sleepily): ...clean upholstery... you know what? i have an idea! i'm awake! (alarm beeping) upholstery cleaners. you're upholstery cleaners? we're going around the neighborhood trying to earn money for our, uh... band camp. uniforms.
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candy. dance. hmm. band camp uniforms candy dance. we want to know if you have any furniture you need cleaned. hmm... one covered in dog hair and drool? oh, yes, i have one of those. how much do you charge? all: well, um, that would... mrs. demson: i'll give you a shiny penny! no way! td! oh, right. a whole penny-- gee whiz! maybe i'll bring my tv out on the porch. i want to make sure i get my money's worth. tv announcer: this program is brought to you by viewers like you. hmm, you're welcome. (alice imitates the sound of a vacuum) is she still looking? yep. (imitates vacuum)
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that stain is still there! we did what we could, but there's a lot of dog drool there. yeah, it's like permadrool. i don't think you're ever going to get it clean. maybe you should just toss it. throw it away? but what am i going to give my niece for a wedding present? we're just thinking of you, mrs. demson. you wouldn't want to give a wedding present with drool on it, would you? well, you could have a point. i suppose i'll have to pay someone to come and take it away. we'll take it-- for free. really? kids: yeah, sure! well, go ahead. it's yours. yay! let's get it out of here, quick. wait a minute. what about our penny? i'll get my purse. i don't suppose you have change for a nickel. maybe. appraiser (on tv): well, you are very lucky,
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because i did some research and that chair is a very rare 1843 kingstonian. any idea how much that would bring in a furniture auction? nothing. $100,000. (screams) drop that chair! alice: "what about our penny?" sorry, but a deal is a deal. spaghetti sauce! sorry, dreaming. what do we do now? mrs. demson will never give us that chair if she thinks she can make a profit from it. (barks a question.) profit? profit is the money you make when you sell something. mrs. demson thinks she's going to make a profit off my chair. a big profit. she'll be rich. (barks) okay by me. i'll ask. is it okay if i give my new bed to skits? sure. (barks happily)
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well, at least one person in this house has profited from all this. um, you guys? you might want to watch this. so, what do we have here? an antique chair. seems like i've seen one like this before. mrs. demson (on tv): i raced right down while the show was still on. don't tell me, i know it's worth $100,000. i'm rich! rich, i tell you. put up the sign. i'm rich! all: ewwwww. then how did we buy it at grimble's department store? actually, the kingstonian design has been copied a lot. you can always tell the difference by looking at... the label. that's how. so this is... ...a 1995 grimble's. you might get ten dollars for it. all: hooray! what? let me guess, you want money for the ride back, too?
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mom: mrs. demson! could i just talk to you for a... you! that chair of yours was worthless. i hope you're proud of yourself, robbing a poor, old, defenseless lady. could i buy it back? i don't see why not. let's see-- ten dollars for the chair, then there's storage fees, labor costs, convenience charges, overtime-- not to mention pain and suffering. that'll be $100,000. how about we pay your cab fare? deal. oh, martha, i'm so glad we got it back for you! so, what do you want to do to celebrate? well... (yawns) (sniffs) (snores) hey, folks! so, i wanted to talk to you a bit about the word "valuable." something can be valuable because it's very meaningful to you. for example, my chair is very valuable to me. mrs. demson: that's not what valuable means!
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valuable is when something's worth a lot of money! well, valuable can mean that, too, but i... ahh! this pearl necklace is valuable-- it cost me lots of money. this diamond ring is valuable. that chair of hers cost me ten dollars and then i couldn't get a plug nickel for it. it's worthless! where'd that mutt go? well, guess i showed her what valuable was! you know what's really valuable at a time like this? sleep. helen: nope. these can go. keep this. (whimpers) huh? sorry, skits. (whimpers) (mom humming to herself) (whimpering) whoops! careful, skits.
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(whimpering) (yawns) hi, skits, what's up? (barks) moving? who's moving? what's going on here? a yard sale? mm-hmm. alice and td are bringing some stuff to sell too. mom: qué bueno! it's a good chance to get rid of a lot of worthless clutter. well, i don't know about that. saying something's worthless means you can't use it anymore. but i'm counting on this electric back scratcher to fetch a pretty penny. you watch. hey, i bet skits and i could sell some things too. come on, skits. (barks) wow. that's a lot of junk. martha: dog toys! sticks! get your dog toys here. silent squeak toys! what's a silent squeak toy? skits was chewing his bone and the squeaky part came out. (hiccups, squeaker squeaks)
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alice: sure, it works. watch. duck! (all yell) (glass shatters) uh-oh. (groans) alice: sorry, mrs. lorraine! td: well, some of the pieces are missing. that's okay. and the spinner's broken. i don't mind. and i lost the rules, and someone scribbled on the lid and... and you like it too much to sell it. is it okay if i keep it? not a problem. how much for this vampire doll? oh, um, let me think. hey, helen, look how much money i made from all that junk! me too! (td grunting and groaning) td's the only person who comes away from a yard sale with less money than he started with. alice: and more junk. and you said nobody would buy that slobbery old stick. thanks for lending me the wagon, mrs. lorraine. no hay problema, td.
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i wonder what his mother is going to say. rubbish? uh, is rubbish something that's really, really valuable? nope. guess again. um... "rubbish" means garbage? bingo. i just hope you didn't pay money for all this junk. no way. (sighs) thank goodness. i borrowed money to pay for all this junk. td... and i bartered for some of it. plus, some of the people who came to the sale said they had some chores i could do to make money. well, i guess working for it will help you learn the value of things. what's this? it's a piece of cloth. isn't it cool? look at the colors. only 50 cents! (sighs) (td grunting) how are you doing on those chores, td? almost done. hey!
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my mom says you can take it. all right! dad: good work, td. let's load that thing in my car and i'll take it to the junkyard. i have a better idea. td: is that good? just a little bit deeper. and when you finish there, you can scratch between my shoulders. it's an awful lot of work for one slobbery stick. (metallic clunk) td: whoa! check it out! can i have it? all yours, buddy. (door slams) (grunting) what's wrong with this door?! (boxes crash) td! whoa! it's not as bad as it looks. we have to talk. (giggles sheepishly) but it's not that much stuff. why do i have to throw it away? td, you can't keep everything.
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you have to learn to let things go. that's part of what being a grown-up is about. og: look what i found! a bent wire! i get the feeling my timing isn't so hot. son, what you're about to see may frighten and terrify you, but i think you're old enough now to see what i'm talking about. brace yourself. that? it's just dad's lab. it's the dictionary definition of clutter. come on, it's not that bad, janice. "clutter: a mixed-up pile of junk and useless things." when she's right, she's right. there's a lot of junk in here that i haven't figured out how to use. i'll meet you halfway. you can keep what you have. yes! if... uh-oh. if...? if you don't bring anything else home. agreed? okay.
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that sounds like a fair deal. it's great! what more do i need? this should be easy as... holy sweet potato pie! what? td: a shiny rock! wow! helen: td... td: right. can't collect worthless rubbish. can't collect worthless rubbish, can't collect worthless rubbish. (school bell rings) for our history lesson today, we're going to begin learning about the 1950s. td, are you listening? yes! sorry. thank you. now to get us in the mood, i thought i'd play a little music from this interesting era. man: ♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rocka-rocka ♪ ♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rocka-rocka ♪ ♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rocka-rocka ♪
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♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rock-a-rocka ♪ ♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rock-a-rocka ♪ ♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rock-a-rocka ♪ (music speeding up): ♪ rock-rock, rock, rock, a-rock-a-rocka... ♪ (yelling, bell rings) (panting) td: that was the longest day of my life. but i got it. it's mine. i don't see why you had to have it so much. i... don't understand. why couldn't you just leave it where it was and just, you know, look at it on your way to and from school? oh, sure, of course, just leave it there. so someone else could take it?! td, why would alice want a rock? believe me, nobody wants that rock but you. hmm, you're right. but that's what i'm saying. i'm the only person who likes the things that i like. i even had a dream about it.
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i was throwing away all my stuff when... td, what are you doing to us? discarded toys of youth! what's the matter? we'll be so lonely! to everyone else, they were just worn-out toys and worthless clutter. i was the one person in the whole world who valued those poor things. i won't let you go. wow! some dream. (sniffling) i guess i never thought of it like that. if only my mom felt that way. okay, rock, we just have to get you to my bedroom and you're home free. mom: td! coming. hold this here so i can see how it looks. in a second? this won't take long. (sighs) mom: higher.
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a little more. okay. to the left. td, we need to have a talk. the clutter is too much. what if there's a fire? with all this stuff in the way, how long do you think it would take you to get out of here? not that long. (td grunting, objects clunking) td: almost there! (sighs) that shouldn't count. anybody can get lost. in their own room? i'm sorry, son, new rule. half that clutter has to go. half? half. good-bye, slobbery stick. good-bye, tattered mystery cloth. good-bye, fake lady for making dresses on. (sighs) (loud clunking) whoa!
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(crash) whoa! uh-huh. son, you belong in the salvage business. what's salvage? this is salvage. salvage is stuff that's been saved from being thrown in the garbage. wait, this isn't the garbage? oh, i should say not. i sell this garbage... uh, these gently pre-used salvaged articles. recycling's a good thing. now show me what you got. ooh, where did you find this? bought it at a yard sale. why? helen: "this flag was originally sewn by martha wagstaff... ...and hung for many years over wagstaff city hall." alice: the original flag of wagstaff city! wow! it's an antique! "donated to the wagstaff city museum by td kennelly."
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isn't it great? oh, that's wonderful of td. this flag is priceless. martha: priceless? does that mean it's not worth anything? no. when you say something's priceless, you mean that it's really, really valuable. nobody would ever want to sell it. wow! where's td? he should be here to see this. i think he's too busy trying to find out if there are any other priceless objects in his collection. the collection in his room? no, he found a better place to keep all his stuff. told you guys i wouldn't let you down. how's this for a new home? what do you think, joe? priceless? worthless? uh, maybe a bit of both. perspective. i'm here to talk about your perspective. "perspective" means the way people look at things. for instance, from one perspective, i can seem tiny. (in high voice): hi! i'm tiny.
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or from another perspective i can be... (voice booming): big. from this ant's perspective, i'm very tall. from the point of view of a giant, i'm very short. and perspective isn't just about whether things are low or high, or near or far, but also what you think about things-- what your opinion of them is. people have different perspectives on all sorts of things. worthless. priceless! so now you know about different perspectives. did you catch all of today's words? watch again. an antique is something that's really, really old. sometimes an antique is so old, it's worth a lot of money. "valuable" is when something's worth a lot of money. saying something's worthless means you can't use it anymore. uh, look-- a spider. that's it for the show. hey! bye-bye, see you next time. (sighs) ♪ who's that dog? ♪
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♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ that dog is bert. we're at children's hospital boston. bert is a volunteer with the pawprints program. he enjoys coming to see the kids because he gets to be petted by a lot of children. he's a friend. man: i think that it makes them feel, for a little bit, like they're not in the hospital and they can take their mind off things. bye, bert! man: he gets to have little doggie treats when we get back to the office. ♪ he's that dog... ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ all aboard! it's adventure time! announcer: join the adventure with all your pbs kids pals. [chattering] doesn't that sound great? weekdays on pbs kids, or any time you want at martha speaks is funded in part by... kiddie academy child care learning centers... proud supporter of pbs kids. providing educationally focused child care, preparing children for school and for life. kiddie academy...
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♪ what kind of eater are you? ♪ ♪ what kind of eater are you? ♪ ♪ a carnivore, a herbivore ♪ and don't forget there's just one more ♪ ♪ omnivore ♪ a carnivore ♪ like a lion or a snake ♪ ♪ they eat the tasty meats ♪ ♪ carnivores don't chow on cake ♪ ♪ an herbivore ♪ like a horse or a bunny ♪ ♪ grains and vegetables ♪ give herbivores full tummies ♪ ♪ an omnivore ♪ a raccoon, a cawing crow ♪ ♪ they eat everything ♪ for omnivores, anything goes ♪ ♪ what kind of eater are you? ♪
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♪ what kind of eater are you? ♪ ♪ a carnivore, a herbivore ♪ and don't forget there's just one more ♪ ♪ omnivore (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: have over 90 years of first steps behind them. what he does know is that, today, he's started walking, and life got a whole lot more exciting. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george." can fuel a lifetime of learning. early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from:
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(lively drum intro) ♪ you never do know what's around the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ if you ask yourself, "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: when you're a little monkey in a big city,
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it helps to know where you're going. so steve and george made a map with lots of landmarks. landmarks are important, because they tell you where you are. like, this is my house, and this is the dinosaur bush, and here is the statue of the old guy with the beard, the statue of the old guy with the beard and glasses, red rock. george: uh-huh, uh-huh! (gasps) oh! look! giant ants! (screams) aah! wow! (barking) (giggles) they're not really giant. (barking) huh? they just look giant, because they're so close to this teeny-tiny camera. see? ooh... yeah! hey, where'd you get that? professor wiseman. she's coming to get it in an hour. (gasps) but i forgot-- i have dance class! uh, we can wait for her. right, george?
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uh-huh! you won't lose it, will you? (chuckles) like i'd lose it. i'm not some little kid, betsy. (chuckles) yeah, right. well, thanks. (barking) oh. (laughing) that is so cool! hey, watch this. deep from the heart of darkness, comes something truly terrifying. hogie, the giant hamster! (laughs) (growling) (george growling) oh, no! my two-sided marker! (grunts) i can't see it. i know-- let's get hogie to find it! huh? oh, yeah. okay, hogie,
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find the marker, boy! steve: hey! i've been looking for that! (grunts) george couldn't believe all the stuff under aunt margaret's couch. ah. stairs? huh?! (screams) (hogie squeaking) what's the matter, george? (chattering) steve: hey, that looks like the alley outside. outside?! outside?! oh, no! hogie's escaped, and he's got professor wiseman's camera! steve: bicycle, bicycle, bicycle, bicycle... phew! phew! (groans) how am i gonna find a little bitty hamster out there? hmm.
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(gasps, chatters) good thinking. we can look at the computer, and figure out where hogie is. (george chattering) steve: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! looks like he's near the dinosaur bush. see? it's right here on the map. george: ah... okay, we have to split up. someone has to watch the computer so we know where hogie goes. we can use my walkie-talkies to communicate. (chatters) i'll tell you what landmarks i see here, and you can find them on the map and grab hogie. (chatters) so, the dino bush is here. (chatters) to get to the dino bush the first thing george had to do was turn left down the alley. but instead of finding a street... huh? found a park.
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he had done something wrong. he started at aunt margaret's here. the park was at the top of the alley. george wanted to be at the street at the bottom of the alley. huh. he'd turned right instead of left. if you're hurrying on a hamster hunt... you need a quick way to tell right from left. hmm. and then george realized, the walkie-talkie ear was left, and the non-walkie-talkie ear was right. ah... uh-huh. ah. he was at the intersection below aunt margaret's. the dino bush was on the next corner on his left. (chatters) walkie-talkie ear, left. (chatters) if he had turned the way he was supposed to turn, the dino bush would be up ahead. (chattering) huh? ha-ha!
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and it was. (bell dings) but... hogie wasn't. (chatters "hogie? hogie?") (sighs sadly) steve (over radio): george? george! hogie's on the move again! do you see him? uh-uh. okay. he's standing beside some really big feet. i think it's a statue. (groans) uh-oh. george was in trouble. there were two statues. which one was hogie beside? one statue is in the park. that was a long walk for a little hamster. uh-uh. but the other statue was between the park and the dino bush. and there it was! maybe hogie was beside that one. ooh... (bird chirping)
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steve: george, you're not gonna believe this, but hogie can ride a bike! he's riding toward a bunch of trees! (chatters) where were trees on the map? (chattering) the park was in front of george. he needed to go straight. (george gasps) wait. he turned right. steve (gasps): he's passing the bookstore. right was away from the walkie-talkie ear. okay. he's turning right again... and biking past red rock. (chatters)
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red rock was one block in front of george, just to the right of the corner. so george ran straight, then made a non-walkie-talkie turn right, and wound up exactly where he was supposed to be. (chatters) and there was a bicycle. but it wasn't a hogie-sized bike. (chatters) uh... i don't know where he is. (squeaks) i can't see anything. aunt margaret's house was down the next street. maybe hogie had just gone home. (jackhammer pounding) i'm getting a signal again. oh! hogie is really high up.
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he's next to something really big and really orange. (george sighs) (yells) huh? narrator: george was here, and hogie was at the construction site. the quickest way was straight up. (panting) (george gasping) aha! (squeaking) (cooing) (panicked squeaking) (gasps) hogie can fly! huh? (george gasps)
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(panicked hooting) oh. aha! phew! narrator: george had hogie. hey! but hogie didn't have the camera. so who did? (cooing) (cooing) (panicked chatter) (yells) (cooing) oh... (sighs) i lost the world's most incredible hamster! he can ride a bike and fly! narrator: george could chase the camera later. first, he wanted to get hogie home. and he could get there without a map. (cooing) george, hogie landed in the park! (dog panting) (barking) (cooing) (sniffing)
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now he's walking. and he's got a really big tongue. george, do you copy? george?! george: uh-huh! hogie! i missed you, buddy! uh, w-wait. if you're here, who's there? hey, that's our door! uh, coming, camera! (barking and panting) charkie?! (panting) how did you get this? (knocking) (charkie barking) hello, steve. oh, hey, professor. i still have your camera for you. (laughs) thanks. oh, my! well, i've got to run. wait, professor! you have to see this! my hamster can fly! come on, hogie. show the professor. fly, buddy! fly! (chatters) steve: uh, we know you can fly. i don't get it. kid: george used a map to find hogie.
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we are using a map to find clues about a party. girl: i made a map for my friends to follow. these stars are where i put clues to help them figure out what my party is about. oh, think i see the star! you will have fun getting out of the sun. that could mean it's, like, indoors. the next thing we should be looking for is fire hydrant. oh, yes! here it is! spring is in the air. spring is in the air. well, that's true, it is. girl: the last clue was in the purple fence. you are in for a dirty job. oh, spring cleaning! spring cleaning! oh! girl: this marks the end. i see a little tree house. boy: we think this party is about cleaning out your tree house. it is. spring cleaning. (indistinct chatter)
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narrator: it's hard for a monkey to nap when he's looking forward to the next basil gnoeital mystery. (chatters) and george was. time to get up. (yells) whoa! hey, did you nap at all? uh-uh. well, you think you'll be able to stay awake for the big basil gnoeital movie tonight? uh-huh. narrator: basil was george's favorite detective. oh, hey. (chattering happily) narrator: and tonight, pisghetti's was showing a gnoeital movie as part of his monday munch & mystery night. hey, what movie is on the menu tonight? the basket of the houndervilles. uh-huh!
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houndervilles? oh, that sounds like our kind of movie, doesn't it, hundley? (hundley barks) narrator: hundley was partial to dr. onhistoes, basil's extremely neat assistant. (cat yowling, loud thud) (all gasp) oh. scusi. (chatters curiously) huh. say george, do you think you'll be able to solve the case in the movie before basil does? oh. uh-huh. narrator: george hoped so. he wanted to be a great detective and solve a mystery, too! chef pisghetti: psst. psst. my cookbook-- she is missing! (gasps) oh! where's the last place you saw it? here! you see, i go to hand out the menus, i hear a noise, i come back and poof! like that, the cookbook-- she has vanished! oh, and without it...
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you're... ruined? nah, but dessert sure is. i don't know how to make the topping for my blueberry surprise without it. it has to be around here somewhere. (sniffing) (chattering) well, the cookbook doesn't seem to be anywhere here. (gasps) narrator: george realized... (barks) ...he had his very own mystery-- the case of the missing cookbook. oh. the first thing to do was look for clues. ah.
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huh. narrator: george wished he had his official basil gnoeitall magnifying glass. (sighs) (patrons chattering in dining room) (sighs) oh, what do i do? keep looking. i'll start the movie. maybe you'll find your cookbook before it's over. narrator: the mystery of the missing cookbook really had george stumped. ah! maybe the detective movie would help him learn how to solve his case! (barks) (film projector whirring) (dramatic music plays)
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detective gnoeitall, i'm goody tushews. i've called you because my most precious book has gone missing. huh? oh. narrator: george was in luck. the movie was about a missing book, too. (yawning) but he was wishing he'd taken his nap. missing, eh? ♪ (cat shrieks) oh! tippy, come back! (glass cracks) oh, dreadfully sorry. no matter. this vase of water will do. see? the rounded sides combined with the water make things big, just like my magnifying glass. marvelous! aha! narrator: maybe george could use a vase to inspect his own crime scene.
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that dr. onhistoes! no spill got past him! (barks) what do you see, detective? detective? man: detective? we're here. aha. (horse neighs) you've got your work cut out for you this time, detective needstoknow. detective george needstoknow wasn't worried. (barks) ha-ha. with his trusty assistant dr. hundley dachshund by his side, he was certain to solve the case. it's a-detective needstoknow. he's a-come to solve-a the mystery, mate. (chuckles) ha-ha-ha. tell him what happened, chef.
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well, i was making my shepherd's pie. i go to seat my guest. i hear a noise. i come back and poof! like that, my recipe-- she's disappeared. gnocchi, no walking in-a the food. dr. dachshund didn't like a messy crime scene. (growls) (chatters) but messes might contain clues. (sniffs) ah. it smelled like flour and gravy. huh. oh, no. detective needstoknow had left his magnifying glass at home. aha. luckily he found something that just might work. (chuckling) (growls, sniffs)
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luckily there was plenty of water nearby. he just had to squeeze a bit to make it round like the vase. ooh... ah. (giggles) now detective needstoknow could look for clues. huh. aha. (gasps) george: oh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. (slurps) ah! (chatters) (clock chiming onscreen) (exclaims) (yawns, mumbles) (movie soundtrack playing) this is your man. i say, how do you do it, sir? easy-peasy, dr. onhistoes.
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i just examine the clues. (applause) (barks) i guess you should have taken that nap, huh, george? (chattering agreement) hey! george might have missed the movie, but he did get an idea that might help solve his mystery. hmm. oh, that's right, the cookbook. did you find it? ah, we looked everywhere. if george's dream was right, he had an idea how to find the cookbook. he just needed to examine the clues. um, george, i'm not sure if this is the best time to make water balloons. (hooting) (sighs) if there's one thing a detective can't stand, it's a magnifying glass that leaks.
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and there weren't any vases. (gasps) aha! (grunts) ooh. hmm. the rolling pin had rounded sides and was clear. maybe it would magnify things, too. (chattering) he had a magnifying glass that wouldn't break or spill. what are you...? are you making a magnifying glass like basil? (hooting) uh-huh, uh-huh. oh. hey, look at these prints. those might be gnocchi's. (george hooting) (chattering) (meows) oh, look at that. gnocchi's tongue is blue. she must have eaten the blueberries. uh-huh.
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ah, aha. yeah, look at that. there's blueberries spilled all over the countertop. huh. (meows) aha. george had it. (chuckles) (all gasp) (chuckles nervously) he never does this at home. ha! my recipe book! (laughs) gnocchi, you must have knocked it into my blueberry surprise when you were sneaking blueberries, huh? thank you, detective georgio. you are the greatest detective ever. ha-ha. ah! (chuckles) (george moans, lips smack) hmm. (laughs)
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boy: george solved the mystery by looking closely at gnocchi's paw prints. we are trying to solve our own mystery. how could we identify who made this fish? girl: the kids who made this fish didn't put the names on them. and the fish were decorated with each kid's fingerprints. do we all have the same fingerprints? children: no. child: officer casey and officer kate came in to help. maybe we'll have to take your fingerprints and see if we can match them. officer: so we now have the fingerprints of the four students who made the fish project. do these look alike? children: no. no? that print on the fish goes like a mountain, and that print on the paper goes like an "s." girl: that's not a match. officer: do you think these two are a match? the swirly lines-- i see it's the same. officer kate": and the prints on this fish we matched with you, ji-woo. announcer: labor day on pbs kids. hi, neighbor! one little idea...
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do something nice for your neighbor! is about to become one big celebration: neighbor day. neighbor day! we can do lots of neighborly things for our neighbors. announcer: don't miss this amazing musical event! ♪ you can do something nice for your neighbor ♪ thank you, daniel. it's neighbor day! announcer: it's neighbor day on "daniel tiger's neighborhood" monday, september 2nd on pbs kids or watch daniel any time at cat: "hold me baaaaaack!" cat: "ha-ha-ha-ha" cat: "oh yeah!" peg plus cat a new show coming this fall to pbs kids (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: we believe that learning and curiosity go hand in hand. early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george.
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hi, there. children: hi, miss rosa. hi, guys. what are you doing? boy: finding wheels everywhere. wheels? i love wheels. ruedas. what types of things have wheels? this toy train has wheels. [train's whistle blows] what about this airplane? airplanes have wings, but underneath them, they have wheels. great job. let's look around and see what else has wheels. bikes. and wagons. wow. lots of things have wheels, including things that move on the ground. and if you keep your eyes open while you explore the world, you can spot them. for more wheel activities, ask an adult to find
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curious george's wheel discoveries at did someone say, "wheels"? [laughter] viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ hey both: what? ♪ come over here ♪ the cat in the hat is about to appear ♪ ♪ he's whizzing over to whisk you away ♪ ♪ on a fabulous journey today ♪ he's coming! ♪ and now he's arrived in the thingamajigger ♪ ♪ the thing that he drives ♪ he's a cat and he's oodles of fun ♪ ♪ with his hairy helpers, thing 2 and thing 1 ♪ yoo-hoo! ♪
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whoa! woo-hoo! ♪ can't stop the cat in the hat ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that ♪ ♪ wherever you're going, wherever you're at ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat knows a lot about ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about, he knows a lot about ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about that (children laughing) ♪ no one can get to my cookies while i'm guarding! look out, sally! the cookie snatcher is coming! no one gets past me, nick! ♪ i can! yay! (laughing) i'll show you how to keep the cookie jar safe. right! (laughing)
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cookie snatchers can't sneak past me. oh, yes they can! huh? easy! (both laughing) did anyone lose a cookie jar? it's the cat! the cat in the hat! he snuck up on us, too! mm, delicious! you should really take better care of your cookies. but how do we keep the cookies safe? you could ask a beetle. mm! a beetle? beetles know all about keeping things safe. but which kind of beetle should we visit? let me see... let's visit a big one! hm, if you want big, it has to be stan, the giant stag beetle, in the walla walloo wood. let's go and see stan! your mother will not mind at all if you do. (laughing) mom! can nick and i go see stan, the giant stag beetle and find out how to keep stuff safe? mom: stan the giant stag beetle? sure! say a giant hello from me. we will. thanks, mom!
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(both laughing) we can go, we can go! i know, i know! to the thingamajigger! buckle up! (horn honking) ♪ flick the jigger-mawizzer! (laughing) (horn honking) (trumpets sounding) isn't this fun? sally and nick: yahoo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go ♪ ♪ on an adventure ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go ♪ on an adventure ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today ♪ ♪ we'll get some tips from stag beetle, stan ♪ ♪ 'bout keeping stuff safe the way beetles can ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go ♪ ♪ on an adventure ♪ go, go, go, go, go! ♪ ♪
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(horn honking) welcome to the wood of walla walloo! does anyone see stan? are giant stag beetles really big? big for beetles. but smaller than us. maybe we should shrink down to beetle size. good idea! press the shrinkamadoodle. (giggling) what sort of things do beetles take care of? they don't have cookie jars. who's that on my tree stump?! cat in the hat: there's your answer. stan likes to guard the tree stump where he lives. get off my tree stump! whoa, stan's scary! super scary! (groaning) both: whoa! (stan roaring) stan, it's me! oh, cat! you should have said you were coming. whoa! uh, can you give me a hand?
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no problem! ready to roll, team? one, two, three! go! (all straining) oh, thank you so much for helping me. you're welcome! i'm nick, and this is my friend, sally. pleased to meet you both. see? stan isn't scary at all. nah, it's all just pretend. i wouldn't hurt a fly. don't you eat flies? no, i prefer wood sap! oh, and honeydew. mm-mm! but you've got those scary horns! oh, they're for scaring away! (chuckling) i keep other bugs away from my stump by looking scary. oh, i have an idea! we can look scary to keep sneaky cookie snatchers away from our cookie jar! like this-- (growling) (growling) uh, not bad. uh... if you don't mind me saying, you need to look a little scarier. boy, i can fix that!
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ta-da! nick: cool! (laughing) what do you think? getting there! hey, can you make yourselves look bigger? like this! roar! (all roaring) how do we look now? (roaring) aah! scary monsters! (laughing) stan's scare-away trick really does work! stan: well, it works for me. but other beetles have other tricks to stay safe. hey, you should meet cliff, the click beetle! does he have a special trick? only one of the best! he does! you have to see it. to the thingamajigger! both: bye! (roaring) bye-bye! (laughing) cat in the hat: how do we keep our cookie jar safe? ♪ we learned a neat trick ♪ ♪ from a beetle today ♪ ♪ stan's way to do it is called "scare away!" ♪ ♪ we learned a neat trick ♪ ♪ from a beetle today ♪
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♪ a trick called "scare away" ♪ there's cliff! sally: he doesn't look scary like stan. nick: is he asleep? let's creep up on him and find out. all: whoa! whoo! (laughing) gets you every time, cat. i jump and you jump with surprise! wow! that's a great trick! oh, it's not just a trick. when you jump back, it gives me enough time to-- aah! unfold my wings and fly away! is that how you keep stuff safe? ooh, it certainly keeps me safe. if anyone tries to sneak up, i give 'em the old click and flip treatment! how do you do it? easy! i bend here and... flip! (laughing) whoo, whoo! wow! i wish we could do that! right! if cookie snatchers snuck up on us,
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we'd surprise them with a flip and click! well, to flip like a beetle, that's easy to do. just ask for some help from thing 1 and thing 2. (whistling) hello! whoa! (chittering) (laughing) whee! (chittering) uh-oh. aah! (struggling) (laughing) hey, a trampoline! now i can flip! yay! boing, boing! whee! (laughing) but we need to click, too! hm... flick this stick quick to click, nick. (laughing) (clicking) cool! let's see what you can do! surprise us. look! the things are pretending to be cookie snatchers! (giggling) both: one, two, three! (clicking) uh-oh! bye-bye! (laughing)
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it worked! well, you may not look much like beetles, but you sure can click and flip! thanks for teaching us a cool trick. it's the best! well, not quite. hey, have you met bobbie? (gasping) bobbie, the bombardier beetle! you have to meet her. let's go! see you later, cliff! sally and nick: bye! bye now! ♪ so, how do we keep that cookie jar safe? ♪ we just learned another ♪ ♪ neat beetle trick ♪ cliff's way to do it is called "flip and click" ♪ ♪ we just learned another ♪ ♪ neat beetle trick ♪ a trick called "flip and click" ♪ bobbie! hallo-ee! hello. you looking for me? we are! these are my friends, nick and sally.
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they want to know how to keep sneaky snatchers away. can you show us? oh, i can. but are you sure you want me to? yes, please! we hear you can do a great trick! okay, but it can get very messy. and you need to stand back. (chuckling) way back! ah! how 'bout this? (chuckling) if somebody nasty comes near me, this is what i do. ♪ (sniffing) all: ew, whoa! stinky, stinky! that stinks! eww! p-u! sorry. i did warn you! how do you do that? easy! i have these two special liquids inside me, and i mix them together. just like mixing rotten eggs and fizzy soda.
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(coughing) (laughing) they mix together inside me, and get hot and stinky. then i spray away. neat! but our bodies don't work that way. we can never do a stinky spray away trick like that. no. but it's given me a great idea! thanks, bobbie! both: goodbye! ♪ we learned three neat tricks from beetles today ♪ the cat: ♪ stan's keep stuff safe trick is called-- ♪ ♪ scare away! the cat: ♪ cliff used surprise as his beetle trick ♪ ♪ a trick called flip and click ♪ the cat: ♪ bombardier bobbie has her own way ♪ ♪ with a pop and a stink it's called-- ♪ ♪ spray away ♪ robotic voice: i want cookies. no cookie snatcher gets past us! we'll see about that!
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we are going to keep you away the beetle way! both: scare away! oh, my! ha ha! click and flip! oh! i didn't see that coming! (laughing) no! you wouldn't! no! stinky socks! go, sally! spray away! (laughing) oh, i'm so glad i'm wearing my waterproof hat! (all laughing) isn't this fun? today, i have a very tricky question for you. there are many different kinds of beans. which of these beans can move around on its own? is it a cocoa bean? or is it a green been? or is it a jumping bean? did you say that it's the jumping bean? that's right! the bean moves around because there is a baby moth moving around inside! did you get it this time? well, next time i'll stump you for sure!
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nick and sally: time to take a picture with our snap-a-rama cameras! i'll take the picture! and i'll guess what it is! it looks like polka dots! or freckles. (sally laughing) oh, it's a fruit! a strawberry! you're right! how come it has so many of those little yellow things? sally: they're seeds! a strawberry has its seeds on the outside! next time, i get to take the picture! (laughing) ♪ (slurping) mm! blueberry juice popsicles! my favorite! mm... (laughing) hey nick, your tongue is blue! hey! (laughing) cool! so is yours, sally! it is? aah...
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(laughing) i wish we could have another one. do you think your mom would let us? i don't think so. (sighing) too bad. the cat: don't feel blue, nick! a-ha! (laughing) it's the cat! the cat in the hat! why don't you just use your tongues to get another delicious blue popsicle? and maybe one for me too! cat, we can't use our tongues to get food. just to taste it. really? well, you should meet some of my friends with terrific tricky tongues. they use them to find, pick and catch all kinds of things to eat! cool! i wish we could do that with our tongues. hm! maybe my friends can teach you. want to go visit them? (both gasping) can we? sure! your mother will not mind at all if you do! (laughing) mom! is it okay if we go to meet some of cat's friends with terrific tricky tongues? mom: terrific tricky tongues? sure! that is a real tongue-twister to say.
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(giggling) it is! thanks, mom. both: we can go, we can go! i know, i know! to the thingamajigger! buckle up! (horn honking) ♪ flick the jigger-mawizzer! (laughing) (horn honking) (trumpets sounding) isn't this fun? sally and nick: yahoo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go ♪ ♪ on an adventure ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go ♪ on an adventure ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today ♪ ♪ we're off to meet creatures with tongues that are neat ♪ ♪ they use them to find, pick and catch what they eat ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go ♪ ♪ on an adventure ♪ go, go, go, go, go! ♪ ♪
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(horn honking) the cat: first stop, the so sunny savannah! home to treetop tom, the giraffe! sally and nick: woo-hoo! treetop tom! i've brought my friends to show them your marvelous tongue! both: hi, treetop tom! hi! hi! you know, my tongue might be hard to see from down there. oh, you're so right! pull the stiltamadoodle, sally! (laughing) nick: oops! can we go a little higher? aah! great idea! (honking) cool! i've never seen beans growing on a tree before. ow! oh, are you okay? nick: the tree's covered in sharp thorns. no problem! i can get you a seed pod, nick. nick: be careful, tom! both: oh! that's what i call a real tongue twister!
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amazing! but why don't you get hurt by the thorns? well, would you like to feel my tongue? sure! yes! you bet! wow! it feels so tough! that must be why the thorns don't hurt you. my, you're clever! ooh, yummy leaves to eat! mm! (slurping) wow! your tongue's twisty enough to pull leaves right off the tree! (both babbling) i don't think we can learn to pick food with our tongues like tom. we'll find something you can do. let's visit my friend snifty in forest ferazzi. stiltamadoodle, down! see ya, tom! bye, tom! thanks for visiting! (chuckling) ♪ i know a song about a tongue ♪ ♪ a song that needs to be sung ♪ ♪ a giraffe's blue tongue is long, twisty and tough ♪
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♪ it doesn't mind thorns ♪ ♪ but loves green leaves and stuff ♪ (laughing) here we are! the forest ferazzi! what does your friend look like? snifty's about this wide and "thisss" long. hmm... ah! found her! well, if it isn't the cat in the hat! (laughing) sally, nick, meet my very close friend snifty the snake. charmed, i'm sure. snifty just loves having visitors. (laughing) i sure do! welcome, nick and sally. you smell funny. almost like... giraffe! smell? i thought you were going to lick us! with your flicky tongue! what my tongue's really good at is smelling. flicking my tongue
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brings all the smells around me into my head. oh! like sniffing with our noses brings all the smells into our heads! (sniffing) you got it! my tongue pops out-- picks up some smells. my tongue pops in-- then i can smell those smells. is that how you find your food? that's right! i keep flicking until i smell something good to eat. mm, delicious! mice! both: ew! i wish we could find food with our tongues. then let's try! we'll make it a game. and when there's playing to do, i always call for thing 1 and thing 2. (whistling) hello! whee! (chittering, laughing) i don't think i smell anything! me either. (chittering)
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both: ta-da! (sniffing) ew! (groaning) mm! (laughing) the cat: and go! see if you can find the food, nick and sally. go, nick and sally! use those tongues. both: (babbling) i don't think this works. you can't smell anything? nothing! but i sure can with my nose. (sniffing) mm! corn on the cob! (sniffing) euch! and stinky cheese! nice work, things. bye! bye-bye! i don't think our tongues can learn to smell. not even mice! but i sure can! mm, lunch! see you! bye, thanks! see ya! see ya, snifty! hm. well, i've got one more friend who lives nearby. colin, who uses his tongue to catch what he eats. maybe he can teach you. cool! let's go!
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♪ i know a song about a tongue ♪ ♪ a song that needs to be sung ♪ ♪ a snake has a tongue that flicks in and out ♪ ♪ so it can smell when there's some food about ♪ cat, are you sure your friend's nearby? (gasping) hey, who did that? colin! come out, come out, wherever you are! (gasping) (laughing) nick and sally, meet colin chameleon, the fastest tongue in the west. not to mention one of the longest. and the best at hat stealing. sally and nick: hi! fastest tongue in the west, you say? we'll see about that, partner! (giggling) ooh, i love a wild west showdown! let's all play. ready, set? snap!
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(all babbling) and again! snap! (all babbling) um, did we win? win? ha, of course not! you weren't even close! see? i told you he was the best. all i could see was a blur. that blur was my tongue! it's so fast you can't even see it. i know what we need! some not-so-fast glasses. they make quick things appear just as slow as molasses. (laughing) okay, colin, show us your stuff! nick: your tongue's not just fast-- sally: it's longer than your whole body! (gulping) oh, it's gotta be to catch delicious bugs by surprise. i wish we had tongues that could help us catch a meal. as long as that meal wasn't bugs. (all laughing) to the thingamajigger! bye, colin! see ya, partner!
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see you later! (cat laughing) the cat: wasn't that fun? ♪ i know a song about a tongue ♪ ♪ a song that needs to be sung ♪ ♪ a chameleon's tongue is so long and so fast ♪ ♪ catching his lunch is always such a blast ♪ ♪ whether they're fast, tough ♪ ♪ or smelly or long ♪ ♪ when an animal's feeding, a tongue ♪ (laughing) ♪ can't go wrong ♪ (all laughing) it's too bad that we didn't learn any tricks that would help our tongues get food. not so fast, nick! i've got the perfect idea for how we can use our tongues to get food! (whispering) of course! what? tell me! oh come on, tell me! (whispering) aren't you clever! (all laughing)
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mom, we're back! and we're hungry! can we have something to eat? both: please? mom: sure! both: yes! our tongues are pretty amazing, too! because they help us talk! yeah! and that's my favorite way to get food. here's a tray of tasty treats for two terrific tricky tongues! (chuckling) both: mm-mm! thank you! welcome to hat chat! today, we're going to interview a rock crab! why are you called a rock crab anyway? is it because you eat rocks? i'm called a rock crab because i look a bit like these rocks. we like to blend in with the rocks and sand to keep safe. but i do eat things like... plants, worms, shrimp-- things i can find on the beach here. hm. i don't see any teeth.
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how do you chew your food? well for starters, i use my claws to crunch up my food. then i have things in my stomach that are sort of like teeth to finish breaking the food into small bits. teeth in your stomach? well, they're quite different than your teeth. but they do the same job! that's so cool! if you'll excuse me now, i really must find more food. and that was our interview with a rock crab! ♪ lie on your belly when you look through the grass ♪ ♪ but don't forget to take a magnifying glass ♪ ♪ hey, there's a spider, he's an eight-legged friend ♪ ♪ and he's spinning a web, it's like a sticky silk bed ♪ ♪ it catches insects-- look, he's crawling this way ♪ ♪ he'll build a new web each and every day ♪ ♪ see what you can find when you're searching outside ♪ ♪ it's a world to explore in the backyard ♪ ♪ crickets can jump almost three feet in the air ♪
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♪ when they rub their two wings, you hear them chirp everywhere ♪ ♪ what's that cocoon stuck to that leaf nearby? ♪ ♪ it's a caterpillar that's turned into a butterfly ♪ ♪ the creatures are neat, they might be under your feet ♪ ♪ there's an adventure in store in the backyard ♪ ♪ see what you can find when you're searching outside ♪ ♪ it's a world to explore in the backyard ♪ the cat in the hat has a wonderful notion announcer: labor day on pbs kids. hi, neighbor! one little idea... do something nice for your neighbor! is about to become one big celebration: neighbor day. neighbor day! we can do lots of neighborly things for our neighbors. announcer: don't miss this amazing musical event! ♪ you can do something nice for your neighbor ♪ thank you, daniel. it's neighbor day! announcer: it's neighbor day on "daniel tiger's neighborhood" monday, september 2nd on pbs kids or watch daniel any time at peg: "hello"
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vo: a girl named peg "of course!" (laughs) peg: "one hundred billion to one. it's like way more than ten!" vo: peg plus cat a new show coming this fall to pbs kids viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. the cat in the hat knows a lot about nature. do you? rainbows are a very special thing found in nature, and the colors of the rainbow always line up in the very same way-- red, orange, yellow. what's next? green! green. blue, indigo, violet. i love rainbows. you can learn more about nature with the cat in the hat at and now calling all super readers! "super why!" is next.
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hi, there! dash here! it's rhyme time! to reveal my secret treasure, find the pictures that match like these canes! all the words will rhyme with cane! ready? what is this? train! and this? a chain! do we have a match? no! train! train! do we have a match? yes! rain! rain! do we have a match? yes! there's just one match left! kids: a chain!
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what is our secret treasure? a plane! that's right! super why has our secret treasure, his why flier! now go to and see what happens when you find today's secret treasure. thanks for playing! got to dash! [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. sometimes the greatest adventure can start with one click. early learning academy, proud supporter of pbs kids and super why!
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♪ ♪ who answers the call for friends in need? ♪ ♪ super why! super why! ♪ he's the guy, he's super why ♪ ♪ who's got the power, the power to read? ♪ ♪ who looks into books for the answers we need? ♪ ♪ super why! super why! ♪ and the super readers, we're gonna fly ♪ ♪ come along with the super readers ♪ ♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪ ♪ super why and the super readers ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ super why and the super readers ♪ ♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪ ♪ yeah super why!
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- hi! so glad you're here! it's me, whyatt! - woof! woof! - hi, puppy! welcome to storybrook village, where all our fairy tale friends live! - woof! woof! woof! [ring tone] - whoa, look! there's a race in the park! let's go! - woof! woof! woof! ♪ woof! woof! woof! - come on! hi, everyone. hi, goldilocks. - hi, whyatt. you're just in time for the porridge race. - uh, what's a porridge race? - here's how you play.


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