tv Fox 45 Morning News FOX September 20, 2013 6:00am-9:00am EDT
s on. see you at 3:00 in the theater. bye-bye! (cackling) hector... hey you guys! ♪ ♪ come on, 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 ♪ yo, yo, yo! ♪ the power we perfected is electrically connected ♪ ♪ so use it as directed and except to be respected ♪ ♪ just turn it on and you will see ♪ ♪ that you belong in the company ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ yo, and plug it in ♪ plug it in...everybody ♪ electric company! electric company! ♪
♪ electric company! there's one lunch that i love the most, lettuce and cheese on a seven-grain toast. add a little mustard, put it on a plate, and you have a lunch that's good... no, you have a lunch that's great. oh, alright! eh! that's not a valid limerick, jess. what? i don't understand why it's invalid? ok, limericks have their own rules and patterns and you have to know those first before you can make a limerick. why do you know so much about limericks? i don't want to talk about it. i don't want to talk about it right now. i don't want to have anything to do with this limerick slam, and i don't want to hear another limerick as long as i live! ♪ ah, alright, hector...what is the deal with you and limericks? ♪
it was seven years ago... in this very room. in the days when the limerick slam was held in the diner. ♪ it was the second annual limerick slam... he started to sneeze and lost his cream cheese... and my opponent was manny spamboni. ...and never did finish his bagel. ding! ding! that limerick is valid! alright, manny! that's my little boy. but as good as manny was, i was better. i was the returning champion and about to win, again. good luck, hector. hector...this is for the championship. make up a limerick about the beach. i started my limerick beautifully... i once took a trip to the ocean... but then, i started hearing this awful sound, like a bug, but i didn't see one anywhere. (buzzing) it completely distracted me,
i couldn't pay attention to my limerick. (buzzing) the sound distracted me so much that i said the weirdest thing... i am a chicken pot pie. huh? eh-eh! that's not valid! we have a limerick slam champ, manny spamboni! woo! (applause) better luck next year, hector, you'll certainly need it. (laughing) you're a chicken pot pie. hey look, i was distracted. oh come on, hector, why have you not taken manny on since then? yeah, you never give up. i didn't give up, ok, you know, i'm just not that into limericks, ok, they're not my thing. (phone beeping)
a message...from manny. there once was a poet named jess whose limericks did not impress. she didn't have hector to come and protect her because hector was just such a mess. (cackling) ♪ ok, that's it. jess, are you ready to become the next limerick slam champion? i am! good, let's do this thing. alright! yeah! ♪ it's time for electric sound off! i'm your host, hector ruiz. (cheers) let's spin the wheel! what sound are we playing with today? short i, the "i" sound. let's plug in "i" to see it in action. "i" as in big lid...
or ill inchworm. or a pig's ship... is sit a short "i" word? all: yes! is site a short "i" word? all: no! that's right...it has an "i," but it's a long "i" not a short "i." and now, i need two volunteers to go head to head with the "i" sound. i'll do it. i'll do it. well, come on up! (cheering) let's see some words! make a sentence using these words. the person who uses the most words with the "i" sound wins. but be careful, we've hidden some long "i" words on the wall too...ready? both: ready! work on your sentences while we hear a word from our sponsor. ♪ zip...zip...zip... i, francine carruthers, am the best zipper-zipper around. for only $300, i'll zip you into your coat, zip you into your shoes. experience what it's like to be zipped by a true zipper-zipper. ♪ time's up! let's see what sentences you made. well, my sentence is: a kitten in mittens is sitting on a twig.
look at that -- kitten, in, mittens, is, sitting, twig -- six "i" words. you have your work cut out for you, danny. no problem, my sentence is: a twig on a mitten is behind the nice kitten. you got twig, mitten, is, and kitten -- that's four points. but nice and behind have the "i" sound, not the "i" sound. that means...jessica wins! (cheering) what didin? a big blimp! wow! i'll see you next time on electric sound off! (beat boxing) ♪ ♪ ♪
ok, so the most important thing about a limerick is that it has its very own structure. structure, what do you mean? i'm talking about the way that it's built. like...ok, see that building over there? it has its own structure -- it has the foundation, the walls, the roof. a limerick has its own structure as well. so, how do you build one? ah, check it out, i'll show you. ok...i'm standing here by a brick wall a great place to throw a word ball. i'm teaching you how to limerick now and i hope you remember it all. you see, this the rhyme structure, the first two lines end in a rhyme -- wall and ball. hmm, and the next two lines end in a rhyme -- how and now. exactly, and the last line ends in a rhyme with the first two. all rhymes with wall and ball. exactly, that's the limerick structure,
that's how it's built. i can do that, step aside. ok. i'm a limerick queen, i'm only 13. i know how to rhyme each and every time. see what i mean -- eh-eh! that is invalid. i got the rhyme structure right. yes, you got the rhyme structure right, but the rhythm was off. oh, shock, what's up, man? a beat please. (beat boxing) ok, now listen to the rhythm without the words. ♪ oh, i get it! i can do that. there once was a limerick queen, a girl at the age of 13. she learned how to rhyme and keep it in time, and now she knows just what you mean. ding! ding! that is a valid limerick.
nice! thanks, shock. what are you doing here, man? it's beautiful out. well, well, well, looks like hector has taught his sister the art of the limerick. it would be a shame if she got...distracted. (buzzing) i have a mechanical bug that lives in a little red jug, it buzzes around distracting with sound, and for that i will give it a hug. (cackling) ♪ you know what i don't like? i don't like silent letters, i find them really annoying. like when a b comes after an m, it's dumb, what's the point? i mean, the b's just hanging around there for no reason. i say thumbs down to "mb!"
and so, with a stomp i will flip the "mb" to an "mp." now see, that p is doing something -- thumps. i can hear that p. now i can make words like, like stamp...and trample... and bump. now, i'll take the words climb and crumb and comb and put them in the dump! oh yeah, i'm pumped! i feel so much better. ♪ ♪
limerick slam champion. yikes, that's a lot of manny spamboni's. don't worry about it, you're ready. manny, you do your best, you try hard, you play fair. you understand? of course, mommy, i always play fair. and one more thing... uh-huh? win. ♪ alright, limerick lovers, are you ready for three rollicking rounds of limerick lunacy? (cheering) alright, you all know the rules...or maybe you don't. you will each compose three limericks on the spot, i will give you a word and you will rhyme it in your limericks, and your limericks must make sense. should you fail, you will hear this, "eh-eh!" alright, let the limerick slam begin! (cheers and applause) we will start with our reigning champ, manny.
make up a limerick using the word "poet." (bell ringing) poet... i'm manny, the limerick poet, i'm good and boy, do i know it! some want me to make a great big mistake, but sorry, i'm not gonna blow it. ding! ding! that's a valid limerick. (cheering) and now, the challenger, jessica. your word is "dozen." dozen... i went to the store with my cousin to pick up 12 donuts, a dozen. (buzzing) we thought we heard flies, but to our surprise, all that was there was a buzzing. ding! ding! that's valid. time out, time out!
that's a new one... ok, i'll allow it. come over here, what happened? i did hear a buzzing sound and it was really distracting. buzzing? yeah, like bzzzz. ok, ok, go distract everybody for a second, i need to check something out. distract, right? yeah, yeah. um, hey, i want to thank everybody for coming out to the ninth annual limerick slam, and i want to thank the electric diner for sponsoring us... bingo. now, how about seven years ago? ♪ excuse me... good job, jess. excuse me, hi... do you mind if i take jessica's place in this round? another new one...let's check with your opponent. bring it, chicken pot pie! alright folks, the slam is on with a tag-team twist.
hector, you're up... your word is "hair." ♪ (buzzing) hair... i just grabbed this thing from the air, that was buzzing around by my hair. it might seem weird but it kind of appeared that someone was not playing fair! ding! ding! that's valid. give me my bug! manny, what bug? well, he's probably referring to the tiny mechanical bug that he's been flying into our ears to distract us. yeah, that one, give it to me. manny! yes, mommy. what did i tell you about playing fair? um, that i should do that. we're going home! but, mommy. no more robotics for a week! mommy!
i guess that means that jessica is the winner! no, no, wait, wait. i'm sorry, i know i keep doing this. but why don't we have just one more round, fair and square, no bugs, just limericks. what do you say, manny? can i, mommy? alright, but give me that bug. and...how about we make this one a team round if that's ok? why not? i pick jess as my partner. ok, manny you choose your partner. he chooses me... let's do this. alright folks, get ready for the freaky freestyle round. your limericks can be about anything. we will keep going until someone makes an invalid limerick. ♪ here we go. there once was a sister and a brother. a pair that could rhyme like no other. our skills are supreme and we work as a team.
now manny gets joined by his mother. i cannot believe that you cheated. it's better than being defeated. that's not how you play, that's just not the way. i promise that it won't be repeated. manny's bug caused a major distraction and his mom, well, she had a reaction. she got really mad and she yelled at the lad. now let's watch their next interaction. let's hope that you did learn your lesson. yes mommy, i have learned my lesson. eh-eh! oh! what happened? you rhymed lesson with lesson, you can't rhyme one word with the same word, that's completely invalid. which means that jessica and hector win! (cheering) (sobbing) there, there, manny, next year. (sobbing) jessica and hector ruiz... limerick slam champions.
hector, i'm glad you're back on the limerick scene. i must say, it is nice to be back. hey hector, do you think i could be in the limerick slam next year? ah keith, what an excellent question. but please, let me make this suggestion. if you're seeking success take your lessons from jess, 'cause today, she made quite the impression. good job. thank you. well, look at that, the electric company might be able to rhyme, but they won't win this time. on prankster planet, no one can stop me. 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! ♪ meanwhile, in francine's studio...
hello, loyal fans. all: francine! francine! you're too kind. let's take a look at three examples of my reverse-a-balls on earth. reverse-a-ball 1... valid -- if something is valid then it means that it counts, it's right. reverse-a-ball 2... lettuce and cheese on seven-grain toast. reverse-a-ball 3... what did i tell you about playing fair? um, that i should do that. brilliant. let's check on the progress of our little heroes, jessica and marcus, as they try to stop my reverse-a-balls. (laughing) how are you so good at this? my dad was any olympic log hopper, it's in my blood. (screaming) 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 drop on the electric company?
time to vote! you can vote for chickens, pickles, or pies. i'm going to show the results of the survey using a bar graph! i love a bar graph. it's time to... all: vote! vote! vote! vote! and now, the part where we have the results of the survey... time! what did you vote for? this bar shows that ten of you voted for chickens. this bar shows that 17 voted for pickles. this bar shows that 13 voted for pies. pickles has the tallest bar. pickles win! the results of the survey show that you want me to drop pickles on jessica and marcus...time! it's time for a pickle pile! this really isn't funny, marcus. well, ok...that's kind of funny. i take it back, not funny. pickles... reverse-a-balls. how are we going to stop the reverse-a-balls now?
no idea. marcus, just how hungry are you? (chomping sounds) mmm... don't waste it. i didn't count on marty liking pickles that much. (burping) hey, there's a lever. time for my prankster planet prankster rules emergency button! good luck stopping the reverse-a-balls now! both: hey you guys! go to pbskidsgo.org 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 gold53, josleen21, and cool-lookin' luca.
congratulations! both: thank you. you can be an honorary member of the electric company too! online and stop francine's verse-a-balls! i'm spei'm stuck here...owser. what am i, a pepperoni? i'm only 13... this whole pie is about to explode and i can't crack the code to get out! help me read this... they jumped from a bump to a lumpy stump! two brothers... all-right! who know a lot about creatures... t-devils have the strongest jaws of any mammal. and personal hygiene. yuck! watch wild kratts! on pbs kids go! or anytime at p-b-s kids go dot org.
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and i'm chris. and we love lizards. oh yeah. they're scaly. they have claws. they're cool. uhh, you mean cold-blooded. yeah, that too. but i mean cool. check out the attitude. whoa. a monitor lizard. all lizards have certain things in common: the claws, the scaly skin, the general body shape. plus, a lot of lizards do similar things. they prowl, like this guy, who walks around, shooting out his tongue to smell. they climb, like the green iguana who climbs trees, or me. they swim, like marine iguanas of the galapagos islands. but there are very, very few lizards that can glide, gliding lizards that can jump out of a tree, glide through the air like the--
flying gecko. this special lizard has skin between his toes that act like wings, so, when he jumps off a tree, those foot wings help him glide through the air. look at those flying feet. amazing. it even has skin around the sides of its body, perfect parachute-like features. imagine if we could fly through the rainforest with the gliding lizards. what if? 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 ♪ ♪ we're 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 ♪ ♪ 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 woo-hoo! zip lining is one great way to get around up here. yeah, but we've been zipping around all day and we haven't found zip. where are you, draco lizards? whoa. no time for sightseeing, bro. you've got to keep up if we're-- what are you talking about? i was right behind you. yeah, but today, we've got to be at the top of our climbing game. like, can you do this? woo-hoo!
so, what is this now? a "who's the best climbing brother" contest? i thought we were on a mission to find a rare lizard. we are. draco volans, one of the few species of gliding lizards in the world. there are other like the flying gecko, but the one we're looking for is the draco lizard. that's why you got to climb like me. it'll come down to a split second, whether we catch up with the draco and discover the secret of this mysterious flying lizard, or not. a draco lizard, zipping away! wait up, zip! zip? you named him already? well, he kind of named himself. look. does he zip or what? come on, now i'll show you how to climb. wait up, draco! they found one, a lizard that's mastered the secret of gliding flight. whoa! huh? woo-hoo! hang on, buddy.
yeah! ♪ woo-hoo! woo-hoo! uh-oh! i've got no glide! whoa! i forgot one basic law of physics! if there's nothing holding on object up, it falls. it falls faster and faster until-- i grab something else to hold me up. martin's going to have to admit it. i really am the best climber. (creaking) wait, that's not fair. chris, bro! are you okay? pretty lizards, land on my finger. we better get him back to tortuga hq.
we're there almost, donita. good. i want these pretty little reptiles. ooh, the colors and wings like this will make remarkable hanging earrings, big ones for a broach and, ooh-la-la, a belt buckle. this will be the new fall collection of donita donata's living jewels. (laughing) guys, i'm okay, i'm okay. but chris, that was some big fall. yeah, when i fall off my chair, i'm out for the day. yeah, you're lucky you touched down in that mud puddle. i'm absolutely fine, really. it was just a little fall. and i'm even better now! a draco! oh, it's zippy! let's go! let's go!
come on, chris, we can't lose a step on this little speedster, remember? uhh, yeah, you go ahead. lizards are tricky. we'll need more climbing gear. i'll go get it and catch up. come on, chris, i'll help you collect the gear. (phone ringing) yes? we're here, donita. i activate vacuum now. well? oh, oh yeah. now the lizards will be mine. ♪ now, aren't they fabulous? zippy, come on, slow down. or at least don't take off until i catch up.
i've got to see how you do it. what's your trick to being one of the only gliding lizards in the world? how's it going, mk? going up, but not as fast as zippy. tell chris to hurry. i could use some help. yeah, about that-- okay, i got ropes, boots. yeah, chris, do your climbing thing. oh, who am i kidding? just thinking about climbing is making my knees lock up. i've lost my climbing mojo. i've come down with-- a fear of heights? hey, chris, i know a lot about fear. i'm afraid of the dirt between my toes, losing my controller and heights too. but check it out. that's why i play with this. chris kratt's climbing extreme. i programmed in all your moves. that's the swing, the flip, with a lemur landing. just play this, see? you'll get all your moves back. oh, yes! (sighing)
nice one, jimmy. you just made him feel worse. i'm going to go for a walk, not a climb, just a walk. control tower to pilot, you're cleared for takeoff. zippy the draco lizard is lining it up. face down is the takeoff position. are you kidding me? that tree must be almost 200' away. can you glide that far? a little breeze coming in from the east. can you handle it, zippy? okay, now show us your creature power, little buddy. what's your secret? what? you've got wings! where did those come from? huh? that's not gliding. whoa! as long as my feet are on the ground, i'm not going to bang my head. but i've got to get back up there. huh? boots? boots live in trees?
all right. i am so ready to max out the creature power suit with draco powers. i just need some data. okay. i'll bring up martin and his little buddy zippy-doodle zip-up-pants, or whatever he's called him this time. hey, martin, where are you? huh, that's weird. i'm not even getting a signal. do you think he fell? his boots did. but where's martin? huh? hmm. uhh, donita, there is clog. so, unclog the clog. (grunting) here is clog. hey, i've been called a lot of things: animal lover, tree hugger, but never a clog. (gasping) huh? what? what are you doing to the draco lizards? and where's my zippy? oh, so spunky. i like that. you know my style, martino.
i take the jewels of nature to make fabulous accessories. and this fall, these precious gems will be frozen in suspended animation and crafted into luxurious living jewelry. dazzling, no? no! i'd describe it as mean, cruel, unkind, or maybe twisted. those lizards are living creatures, with feelings and thoughts, and maybe even plans for the weekend. you've got to let them go! oh, i love his passion. zippy! oh, that is elegant design. the angular features of lizard and man-- oh! a man's collection! martino, my darling, i have plans for you and your little friend. uh-oh, zippy, something tells me we're in real trouble. martin? martin, can you hear me? ugh, maybe he can't. the trees in the indonesian rainforest
are some of the tallest in the world. but i've got to get up there and look for clues. i've got it. aviva, let's activate the tortuga wings and fly the hq up to the canopy. well, we could, except we can't. i pulled out all the solar panels this morning. nobody told me we'd have to fly in an hour. tortuga is terrestrial today. and so am i, grounded. (gasping) eggs! and they're hatching! mm-hmm, mm-hmm. hmm. now, my martino, wear this. are you kidding me? those aren't my kind of duds. don't disappoint me, darling. no way are you getting me into that costume. oh no? (snapping) oh yeah.
unless you have some kind of manikin pose beam. now, let me help you into this while your little friend takes a trip through my jewelry-making machine. zippy! no! now, let's see what you are. a draco! eggs are laid in that moist, lonely soil. 32 days later, they hatch. what's the first thing you guys do? climb, off the ground to get away from the predators, like wild pigs and clouded leopards. to survive, dracos have to get into the trees. guided by instinct, they climb. instinct, that's it. they don't learn it, they don't think about it, they just do it. they climb. wait up, guys. thanks to you, i'm me again,
chris the wild climbing kratt. yoo-hoo! nobody's picked out my clothes for me since i was five. and see? your little lizard friend makes a lovely headband. how can you do that? you've taken all the life out of him. there's no zip in zippy. now, strike a pose. i don't want to. (beeping) what? (grunting) prowl the catwalk, now swings those hips. no cat walks like this. spin, and pose. now, smooch-y face. now, silly monkey. smooch-y face, silly monkey. smooch-y face. you will be my top model this year. i will make millions with my living lizard collection. and martino, your new career, you will learn to love it.
hey, it looks like we're nearing the top. i can see how this kind of forest canopy gets creatures gliding here. tall trees, spread out, it'd take too much energy to climb up and down to get around. to get from here to there, they glide. and i think we're nearing a launch point. fantastic. and we're all ready. we know what gliding is and how it works. so-- we do? yeah. yes, you do. here, take a piece of paper, crumple it into a loose ball, throw it as far as you can. it goes that far before it falls to the floor. not too far. that's because you throw like a-- don't you say it. it's because it doesn't have any parachute-like features to keep it floating in the air longer. but if i design it like this-- that's a paper airplane. exactly, with these features: wings to keep it from falling. that's gliding. awesome! but the question is, what parachute-like features
does the draco lizard have for gliding? here comes the answer. this one's ready for his first flight. stations, everybody. if we get the secret, i can modify the creature power suit with draco power. and i can glide through the rainforest and find martin. we're recording. oh yeah, a draco hatchling's first flight, this has never been documented before. he's getting into launch position. head down, eyeing his landing spot. okay, get ready. and he jumps! unfurls his wings, whoa, i don't believe it. his wings are ribs that stick out from his body. with skin spread in between them. like opening a fan! chris: yeah, and he's dropping at a 45 degree angle. he's still falling, but the wings are catching the air, so he's moving forward while he's falling. that's gliding. that's incredible! data capture. okay, he's nearing the tree. whoa! perfect landing! data replay.
got what i need. rib extension into wings, that's the secret. draco disc complete. jimmy? energize teleporter and zap it. coming at you, chris. chris, can you touch one of those baby dracos for dna activation? not a problem. activate creature power suit! ♪ let's do it, draco. swing those arms, silly monkey. hey, donita, i think i'm starting to feel this. you are? yeah! you? yeah! oh yeah! these clothes are so hot. i'm feeling the beat. let me loose!
i knew you would! release him! in just a few hours, you will unveil my living lizard collection at the treetop runway. wearin' living lizards and loving it. time to find my bro. let's glide! whoo hoo hoo, this is awesome! muscles pull on the wings, giving them steering control. so i can head right to the landing pad. wait, how do you land!? i don't have the instinct, what's the technique? how do i land!? oh! oh, not like that. ♪ okay, i got it, more of a quick swoop up and land. now i've just got to find out what happened to martin. ♪
any sign of 'em, zippy? what, you don't think i was seriously digging being a model? i was just acting to trick donita. so... i could do this! wild kratts, come in, quick! martin! what in the world are you wearing? you're at a halloween party and you didn't invite me? no! it's a fashion show, and-- a fashion show? what are you doing at a fashion show? i'm trying to tell you! it's donita's fashion show and she's selling living lizard jewelry at her treetop runway in 30 minutes! sending co-ordinates. got to go rescue release these lizards from madame crazy clothes. i just wanted to let you know, in case i needed back up. actually, martin, don't back up. why no back up? because of the outfit? i don't mean no back up, i mean don't back up. uh, look behind you. heh. aviva: chris!
donita donata's got martin. can you get a visual from up there? scanning-- there! five degrees south by 120 degrees east. i'm on my way. with draco power! (cheers and applause) you're lucky you hired my zach-bots. best security force in the universe. your fashion show will go seamlessly. (laughing) get it? fashion? seamless? huh? get off my stage. welcome to the heights of fashion. tonight, i, donita donata, present you my living lizard collection for men. (cheers and applause) ♪ hey! that's a wild ratt!
chris: oh, that's cold. making my brother wear that outfit, ouch. and throw that move. 10,000 pairs of earrings! give me 500 headbands! i want all the draco belt buckles! but worse, making him sell living draco lizards? at this rate, she'll sell up all the dracos in the forest. tonight! i've got to stop that show! if i could take out that beam controlling martin. oh, but it's too far. too far for me to glide to. how am i going to get there? i would be such a better top model than that! what!? the other one, too? something's wrong here. get him! oh no! oh yes! zach-bots are exactly what i need!
i'm gliding to the creature rescue, draco style! whoo hoo! (beeping furiously) oh boy. (muffled) go chris! (beeping slowly) zippy, i'm free! wha!? and now for you and the rest of your kind. you're much more beautiful unfrozen and alive. (shattering) dracos back where they belong. (screaming) fashion may be fleeting, but i'll be back.
next season! gliding free and in the wild. zach: hold it, wild ratts! i am not going to let you ruin this fashion show. mommy? get it off! its sticky feet are scratchy! (laughing) ♪ now that's what i call flying off the rack. and way to work those threads, m.k. it's the new you. aww! i like chris' outfit better. yeah, you did it again, aviva. all aboard. ♪ nothing like gliding around on a moonlit night making lizard jewelry out of tree resins and flower pigments. now that's real attractive.
and we invented a new sport: lizard glide! it's the height of adventuring. did i mention i love heights? hey, zippy, what did the draco lizard say to the flying squirrel? "you want to play glide and seek?" (chris and martin laughing) gliders glide to move from tree to tree. and we're zip lining through a glider's habitat, whoo hoo! ♪ looking for the cutest gliding creature in the world! ♪ chris: gah! martin: whoo hoo! ahh! martin, where'd you go? over here, chris. i found her. a flying squirrel. she has all the features and abilities a glider needs.
she's light, only weighs about as much as a donut. lightness, plus the parachute-like feature? she has what it takes to glide. fuzzy tail. (laughing) chris: looks like it tickles. oh yeah, and she's cute, too. what does that have to do with gliding? nothing, but you can't hang out with a flying squirrel without noticing how cute she is. a flying squirrel's parachute-like feature is the skin stretched between her front leg and her back leg. that's all the loose skin that stretches out between her legs. you see it right there? wow. oh hey, she's ready to do her gliding thing. all right, let's see her do it. yeah, go for it. (drum roll playing) what, is that all you've got? oh, i forgot, you're nocturnal. flying squirrels glide at night.
flying squirrels are awesome gliders. now that was just a short warm-up hop. a flying squirrel can easily glide 60 feet, about 20 meters. wow. he moves so easily through the trees. head down, he picks his landing spot... and jumps! awesome! the skin between his legs acts like gliding wings. amazing creatures are all around us. yeah, keep on learning about creatures and we'll see you on the creature trail. ♪ the beaver. this creature is built for the water. check out these cool features. the webbed feet. they're huge. and they help propel the beaver through the water.
and there's the classic flat beaver tail. the tail helps the beaver steer by tilting from side to side. and that tail is also a warning device. they slap it on the water to tell other beavers when danger's near. i love beavers. all right, chris, you ready for another creature challenge? i am ready! something was splashing me before. is it a bird? no, but it's an animal that made me really muddy already. warthogs like mud. oh, this is bigger than a warthog. is it a hippopotamus? nope, not a hippopotamus. a much longer nose than a hippopotamus. oh, a long nose. does it have a trunk? it has a trunk! it's an elephant! you got it, bro! an elephant having a mud bath. the north american porcupine uses his quills to defend against cougars, coyotes, bobcats, lynx and fishers. each quill has a muscle attached which raises it and lowers it.
a porcupine quill can travel inside the predator's body, sometimes even puncturing a vital organ, like a heart, and killing the predator. that's what makes these really dangerous. ow! announcer: it's "word girl," word-minded student by day and crime-fighting superhero, well, during the day, too. word up! "word girl," weekdays on pbs kids go! or watch anytime you want at pbskidsgo.org. wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪
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! ♪ 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 can 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) (panting) sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me. at least that's what they say. (grunts, rocks rumbling) ouch! but some words can hurt. i think i just skinned my knee. mean words can really get under your skin. huh? (yells) or they can sting you. ow! (buzzing)
(yelling) sometimes one little word can make you feel so rotten that you just want to disappear...! (barks) cool! (chanting): lakewood, lakewood! our team rules! we will beat all other schools! i got it! i got it! i don't got it. buster, do you have a hole in your foot? if you play like that, we'll never beat mighty mountain. francine! heads up! (kids cheering) oh, yeah! i'm bad! i'm bad!
whoo-hoo! whoo-hoo! give it up for francine the soccer queen! mighty mountain's got no chance, when francine does her soccer dance! great cheer, muffy! and i like the sound of that: "francine the soccer queen." francine: good one, brain. binky: hey! what about a nickname for me? sorry, binky. genius can't be rushed. francine got her name quick. now i want mine quick, too. that's a pretty tall order. hey, wait a minute. how about "tall order"? i like it! it says "strength" and "power" but with a charming "bad boy" attitude. hey, george! give me your apple. (gasps) that's an order... a tall order. oh... thanks, brain. do me next! do me! maybe later. i need to get to the library. buster: hi, brain.
what you reading? it's a book on advertising. i thought i might learn some pointers to help boost sales at the ice cream shop. uh-huh. hey, i was wondering if you'd give me a cool nickname like you did for francine and binky. well, i'm kind of busy. please? i'll help you brainstorm slogans for the shop. get it? brain... storm? yeah, yeah, i get it. all right, give me a second. hmm... remember, you're not selling a product. you're selling the experience of a product. how does it make you feel? i take one look at this kid and i think... humor. he's a clown, a gagman. his name should make you want to bust a gut laughing. by golly, you're good, alan! you've got the account. (lollipops click) okay, your new nickname is "bust-a-gut baxter." um... i like it!
i'm not sure i know what it means, but i like it. thanks! hi, brain. what about my nickname? not right now, arthur. i really have to get some reading done. brain: "viral marketing is when your product or catchphrase spreads quickly from person to person, like the flu." cool! i'd love to see that in action! what'll it be, george? frozen yogurt, fruit smoothie? actually, i'm not here to buy anything. i just wanted a nickname. can't you come up with your own? i tried, but mine are awful. the best i came up with was dummy kid. actually, that was wally's. but i think it might give people the wrong idea. all right, all right. kids today love their accessories. from sunglasses to cell phone straps, the more gear hanging on them, the cooler the kid.
but... what's cooler than a pair of antlers? it's a built-in accessory. "head gear." cool! it sounds futuristic. thanks! have no fear, 'cause head gear is here! (making whooshing sound) hey, brain, i was wondering if you thought up a nick... later, arthur. i'm kind of busy right now. only a few days before the big game. let's tighten up. tall order, go wide! here it comes, bust-a-gut! i got it! brain! huh? oh, sorry. didn't mean to distract you. i just thought, you know, everyone else has a nickname now, so maybe...
fine! you want a nickname? here's your nickname. it's... the perfect name for this one is... uh... normal guy. no, no, wait. need-a-name read? come on, brain, think, think. you've lost your touch, alan. i'm afraid we're going to have to give the account to... tom tapir. huh? well? i'm waiting. "average arthur." there. that's your nickname. um, could i have a different one? i'm not too crazy about "average arthur." sorry. the agency's closed. hey, guys. how's it going? all right. how'd you do on the math quiz? i got a 77. hey, that's average, arthur. get it? average... arthur. just like your nickname. i get it, okay? stop rubbing it in.
what's wrong with average arthur? bust-a-gut hasn't got a clue. yoo-hoo, average arthur! over here! that's not my name! well, then why'd you answer to it? hey, when you're biking, do you stick to the middle of the road? (binky laughing) wait, wait, i've got another one. why are you like a box of old donuts? because you're a dime a dozen. (laughing) leave him alone. how would you like it if someone called you a mean nickname? but i like my nickname. i'm "tall order" barnes, remember? you gave it to me. well, what if i changed it and called you stinky binky? (buster laughing) stinky binky! that's pretty funny. quit laughing, antenna ears! wait-- let me adjust the picture. well, i'd rather be antenna ears than...
than bossy boots. (laughing) what? if the shoe fits... binky: barf breath! (kids all calling out mean nicknames) (to himself): oh, no. the nicknames have gone viral! what have i done? got to hand it to you, alan. you really started something with that mean nickname craze you created. genius! i didn't intend for it to be mean. i just... doesn't matter. soon every kid will have one, even if they don't want one. we thought you might like to meet some of the kids whose lives you've changed. enjoy! (yells) buh... buh... binky? "binky"? who's that? that's what you used to be called. remember, stinky? oh, yeah. that was way back when antenna ears was... what was his name again?
buster! my name was buster! you've got to help us! you've got to change us back! yeah, you started this. now you have to fix it. i... i don't know how. why don't you use your brain, brain? i'm trying. i'm trying! (yells) (chanting): mighty mountain, we win games! lakewood kids have dumb nicknames! comin' at you, stinky! (sniffing) (whistle blows) come on, show some hustle, stink... i mean, binky! you tell him, bossy boots! mighty mountain! hear our cheers! pass it to antenna ears! time out! (whistle blows) come on, guys. we've got to focus. we can't be distracted by those silly nicknames.
easy for you to say. all i wanted was a cool nickname like "francine the soccer queen," and i got stuck with "average arthur." "cool nickname." that's it! you can't stop a virus once it's spreading, but you can introduce a different virus. okay, guys, time for cool new soccer nicknames! arthur, your new nickname is awesome action aardvark. cool! hey binky, what if you were... barnstormer! i like it! and buster, you can be eat-my-dust buster, the fastest rabbit in lakewood elementary. and i'll just stay francine the soccer queen. i always liked that one. together we are the goal-getters! now let's go and get some goals! how touching. are you going to stand around calling each other nice names, or are you going to play? both. let's show 'em some lakewood lovin', guys! give us a chant, muffy! we don't care what you call us,
you can never out-foot-ball us! go... lakewood! (whistle blows) (crowd cheering) we won! we won! we won! yeah! hey, i just realized, we never gave you a nickname. brain: i don't need one. i'm already "brain." francine: "brain" is old. how about "pal'n alan"? brain: no, thanks. buster: "the name-inator"? brain: no! binky: "sir thinks-a-lot"? brain: cut it out! and now... boy: we want to find out how things in our town got their names. we are researching how our school got its name. it's donald e. ross. boy: donald e. ross was a soldier and a teacher. boy: i think ross school was named after mr. ross
because he must have been a great teacher. boy: and we're going to found out how our town got its name. the name of my town is braintree. brain-tree. it's two words put together. maybe brains grew on trees back then, so they called it braintree. you can look in the encyclopedia. we found brain. it says right here brain stem. our town is not called brain stem, it's called braintree. we can go on the internet. over here it says the braintree historical society. girl: we sent an e-mail to the braintree historical society to come help us. i'm norah kyle. i'm here from the braintree historical society. i got your e-mail. braintree, massachusetts, was probably named braintree because there was a town called branchtreau in england-- a very, very old french word-- meaning tree on a hill. but it became known as braintree. boy: it's not even about brains or trees. it's actually named after a town in england. boy: and the monatiquot river group will find out
how the monatiquot river, which is a river in our town, got its name. girl: and hartman told us about monatiquot river. i am a wampanoag cultural educator from wampspeaker.com. we learned that it's not "muhn-adequate," it's "mon-a-tuck-quit." monatiquot, actually, is how it's pronounced and it comes from the language of wampanoag. it means "the creator's river." before the europeans came over here, this was the center of wampanoag country. it's a river that was sacred to our folks, and still is. boy: it's important to know where it came from. we want to know because it's history. boy: if you know something's name, you know more about it. and now... (eerie music playing) announcer: welcome to the planet without stuff. this is what you've been so excited about? a website? big deal! it's more than just a website.
you actually get to see stuff getting older. all you need is an image of something. you just take a picture, upload it to your computer, and... ta-da! whoa, that is cool! let's try it on something else. how about this yumyum frosted cakey cake? (shutter clicks) what's in that thing?! i don't know, but it's delicious! i want to see what happens when a place gets old. here's a picture of the playground i took when i was trying out my new camera. binky: that's what our playground will look like in the future? i guess only cakey cakes last forever. want some? uh... no, thanks. yee-ha!
you're going to love this. you ready? everyone looking? we're ready already! just show it to us. ta-da! "the customer is always right." get it? we're the tough customers. that'll put fear into the kiddies. i got one for each of us. it's spelled wrong. it says, "the 'costumer' is always right." what's scary about that? we could dress up the kids in bad costumes. oh, man! and i spent five bucks each on those. they wouldn't have noticed, anyway. look at them. binky: ever since muffy got that dumb new phone, no one's been playing. all my water balloons are going to waste. and i even used filtered water. maybe it's time we had a little talk with them.
check out the latest feature on the mysmartphoney. i just touch this and i can identify any smell. (phone sniffing) female voice: pickles and sweat. amazing! i just ate a pickle, and i'm sweating. now, with this "pro"-- that's short for "program"-- i can do... molly: hey! you kids don't look like you're having enough "fun." yeah, we thought we should help you have more "fun." ready for your "fun"? if you get one drop of water on my mysmartphoney, my daddy will sue your pants off. let's go inside. all this sun makes it hard to see the screen. my arm hurts. we can't be pushed around by a little phone. these kids are going to play in this playground or my name isn't binky barnes!
(whistling) get ready. (phone beeps) binky: hey, everyone! look! a free pizza! mine! mine! i call the first slice! muffy: wait! let me check that. (phone beeps) phone: (sniffs)... cardboard. there's no pizza in there. the mysmartphoney would have picked the scent up. it's a trap. (someone clearing throat) buster: you're a cruel boy, binky barnes! come on, buster. i'll show you how i can check the weather in siberia. this is getting boring.
and painful. (sighs) i never thought i'd say this, but maybe it's time to stop being tough customers. binky: what?! you're kidding, right? what's the point in being menacing if there's no one to menace? binky: well... what about george? we can menace him. george! come over here! aw... (yawns) okay. i'm ready. i don't know, binky. it's too easy. i enjoy the chase. just give me a few more days. i'll think of something. okay. we'll wait till friday. after that, i'm going solo. george: well? i don't have all day, you know. (phone beeping)
binky barnes is here to see you, miss muffy. send him in. i just found this great new pro. you create a profile and it tells you what you feel like eating at that moment. phone: monkfish in dill sauce. huh? oh, well, i guess i'll try it. here. what's that? a bribe. i want you to put away that mcphooey, or whatever it is, during recess. crosswires cannot be bribed. at least not for that little. why do you care, anyway? because no one's using the playground anymore. hello! we're eight! who wants to go down a slide when they're eight? well, what if you were going down a slide and dodging water balloons? then it would be like... like a ride at an amusement park. amusement park? you might just have something there.
you bet i have something! what do i have? we could call it muffy crosswire land, or maybe muffy crosswire world. muffy crosswire universe! bailey? send up two plates of monkfish in dill sauce. binky and i have work to do. muffy: and with your permission, muffyland enterprises, a limited liability subsidiary of crosswire motors, will transform our tired old playground into a world of wonder! huh? (playing jazzy tune) hmm... i guess our playground could use a little sprucing up. great! just sign here... and here... and initial there... and there... oh, just a few more. so, you really think
this is going to get kids using the playground again? muffy: are you kidding? there'll be a line around the school to get in. and we can still throw water balloons, right? yes, but only in the water wonderland. what? but you said... sorry, i had to make room for the muffy's wild safari experience. and tell the tough customers we'll need them to operate the rides. it'll cut down on overhead. (sniffs) phone: dirty toes and unwashed ears. and... take a bath. (school bell rings) (kids laughing and shouting) (collective gasp) muffy: tickets! tickets! only three dollars! to get into the playground? to get into muffy's world of wonder! it's a whole new experience in playgrounding.
step right up. try the twirl-'n'-shake. wait. you didn't get your shake. uhh... (yawns) (scary organ music playing) boo. that's not very scary. oh, yeah? well, how about this? "the customer is always... right that doesn't make any sense. oh, man! i got to get a dictionary. (roaring) (laughing) binky: stop laughing! it's not supposed to be funny. george: hey, there's no one at the water wonderland! finally! molly: okay, george. ready for muffy's wacky water ride?
mr. haney: stop! all rides are hereby shut down! you can't charge students to use the playground. but i have to. it's very expensive to maintain. the insurance alone costs a fortune. well, then, you'll just have to take it all down. this is a not-for-profit institution. molly: that's it. i quit. arthur: nice move. francine: red three on black two. can i play solitaire next? i'm not giving up. binky: whoo! this is so much fun! look at me, i'm upside down! oh, head rush. (thud) your turn, buster. (phone beeping) buster: i win! yeah! (swing set creaking)
binky: hey. binky: relax. i just came to talk. (sighs) you and i are the only ones left in the playground. can i sit? sure. you know, this place used to be fun. and not just because of the tough customers. it was fun to just run around and chase each other and... (thud) hey! tag! you're it! oh, you better run fast, because i'm coming to get you! and with this pro, i can chat to people who have the same shoe size as me. i'll be right back. (binky and george shouting playfully) but... i have more features to show you! (giggling) (splat) hey! we just thought you might not be having enough... fun! (tough customers laughing) hey! wait for me! (kids laughing)
hi, i'm marc brown. i write and illustrate the arthur books. there's a secret about the arthur books that i bet you didn't know. in almost all the arthur books, i hide the names of my kids: tolon, tucker and eliza. this is probably one of the hardest to find a name hidden. if you look very carefully on arthur's desk, the pencil holder has eliza's name. and their names are hidden on the ends of these baby beds in the hospital. see if you can find their names. - let's go! we're in the wild with wild kratts. going where no human has gone before not anymore! hah-hah-hah heh-heh-heh ha-ha-ha-ha watch wild kratts! weekdays on pbs kids go! or anytime at p-b-s kids go dot org.
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♪ 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 martha speaks! ♪martha speaks. td: hello! welcome to the show. this is astronaut td. and astronaut martha! today's show is all about space. so you'll hear words like... td: "universe"... martha: "constellation"... td: "solar system"... martha: "planet"... td: "star"... martha: "orbit"... td: see you 'round the nebula! (both grunt) whoa, careful with those retro rockets.
mrs. clusky: i want you to choose a project that demonstrates what you've learned about space and our solar system. as you know, our solar system is made up of the sun and all of the planets that orbit around it. any questions? what does "orbit" mean? "orbit" means that something travels around something else. the earth and the other planets orbit, or go around, the sun. any more questions? ooh, ooh, ooh! what kind of cheese is the moon made of again? (sighing): td! what? it was a joke. i think i'll build a model of the solar system. i've got this basketball that would make a perfect sun. mmm, i guess that's an okay idea. well, what's your idea? only the best class project in the history of class projects, thanks to one of my dad's coolest inventions. the autojet 8000! my dad invented it.
while everyone else is stuck on earth dreaming of space, i'll be up there taking pictures. and now to begin the launch sequence. ten... nine... eight... uh, td? shh, don't interrupt the launch sequence. seven... six... five... but, td... no, it's too late. there's no turning back. farewell, good people and dogs of earth. prepare to witness the best class project in the history of school. (jetpack whirring, explosion) (wind rustling) i was trying to tell you, you forgot to buckle in. (laughs sheepishly) this will make a good sun for my solar system. (chewing loudly) hey, you're getting slobber all over neptune. neptune? looks like a ball to me. for my project, each of these is a planet.
a planet is a large round object in space that orbits around a star. see? our planet is earth and it orbits around the sun, just like that. when you put all of the planets together, it's called the solar system. wow. you make the solar system look so chewable. sorry, i can't have bite marks and slobber on my planets. (sighs) (td sighs again) what is it, td? i wish i lived on another planet-- one where i didn't have to do class projects. with no more jet pack, i have no idea what to do. helen: i'm sure you'll think of something. right now, i need to find a jupiter. hmm... perfect! cool! what are those? just a bunch of my dad's old comics. the outer space chronicles, starring chuck nebula.
hey! he looks like me! huh? hey, can i borrow these? maybe they'll help me think of an idea for my project. sure. (sighs) (garbled): i can't help it. (gasps) hang on, you said the sun is a star? that's right. but the sun is way bigger and brighter than a star is. stars are little tiny things that only come out at night. stars look small because they're far away, but actually they're big balls of burning gas, just like the sun. the sun is a star that's close to us, so it looks bigger. (helen gasps)
martha: what's td doing here? oh, he probably spent all weekend reading comic books and still has no idea what to do for his project. whoa! i spent all weekend reading comic books and i still have no idea what to do for my project. mm-hmm. but that's the least of my problems. look-- chuck is finally able to fend off the evil omega squad androids, but they blow up his spaceship, so he uses his escape pod and ends up on a mysterious deserted planet! and? that's the problem-- i don't know! "to be continued." i can't stand "to be continueds." where's the last book in the series? i'll go crazy if i don't figure out how it ends. sorry, but i only saw the comics that were in the box. (door opens) dad! we found your favorite comic. pinky the pony? i think you might have been older.
dad: the outer space chronicles! oh, this is the one where chuck battles the omega squad androids and commander... ...commander zylon uses his freeze ray to turn chuck to a block of ice! "you'll never get away with this, zylon!" yeah, but i need the next issue of the series to find out what happens. (sighs) i hate to tell you this, td, but baltimore comics went out of business after that issue. wait, you mean this is the last one? there's no ending? (sighing): that's right. i was so depressed when i found out. i didn't get over that for years. somehow i managed to forget it. till now. (sighs) a whole lifetime? it was bad enough having to wonder about chuck nebula
all morning. well, why don't you draw the last comic? that could be your school project-- finishing the story once and for all. dogs have the best ideas! (skits barks, growls) sometimes. do you think i could use some of your art supplies? sure. okay, here we go. when last we saw chuck nebula, he was stranded on a mysterious deserted planet, one that isn't even in his intergalactic navigation system. martha: but maybe the planet isn't really deserted. in fact, there's a dog. actually, there are a lot of dogs. it's a planet ruled by dogs-- the planet of the dogs! wait, are you sure all of the dogs on this planet should look like you? (scoffing): of course. and the dogs are really happy because they've just discovered the secret of the universe.
the end. td: no, the dogs are upset because they're under attack... by evil space cats hurling radioactive hairballs. follow me to the escape pod! martha: i think the escape pod should be slender, but with two double bumps on the end. just like that. hurry! we can aim for the moon. which one? this planet has eight moons. eight moons? how can a planet have eight moons? mrs. clusky said that planets can have more than one moon. he's right. see? this is a homework assignment. i have to be realistic. now, where were we? oh yeah, space cats were attacking. should i start the countdown? we don't have time for a countdown. we've got to get out of here!
td: but when they go to start it up, the escape pod is out of fuel. we need fuel! what does this thing run on? milk. helen: but help was on the way. what? i wanted to help. help was on the way. a laundry basket? sure. i always pretend our laundry basket is a spaceship. grab on! (screeching) i'm commander helen of the century fleet. we're taking our spaceship from galaxy to galaxy on a very important mission. (device beeping) a wool stripey! you're collecting socks?
yup. you see, when socks get lost in the dryer, they're actually sucked into a rip in the space-time continuum that flings them to galaxies in the far reaches of the universe. commander, we've got an argyle! activate the retrieval arm. helen: no, no, more like a robot arm. one day i'll return all of the socks to the good people of the earth. helen: and everyone lived happily ever after. except then... space pirates appear in a spaceship! and they're trying to steal all of the socks to turn them into an evil army of sock puppets. what's with the vacuum cleaner? i definitely heard mrs. clusky say something about the giant vacuum of space. reverse engines! helen: but the pirates' vacuum is too strong
and they accidentally suck up one of the moons of jupiter. (cheering) high five! and they all lived happily ever after, making sure that no socks were used for evil purposes. well, i didn't really understand the ending, but you did use a lot of space words. still, i do wish you'd been more realistic. things like that don't really happen in space. girl: look! something's falling from the sky! girl: what is it? it's... it's... (loud crash) mrs. clusky: a jet pack? well... i guess there are some things in space we don't know much about. all right, td, b-plus. (cheering) dad: kapow! whoo boom! ooh, take that, you space pirates!
(laughing): hey, this is great! it finally has an ending. watch out! (dad continues to make action noises) my story starts with pops outside the town hall.atch out! i like it! helen: suddenly, fireworks. lots and lots and lots of fireworks! martha? (whimpering) i'm here. fireworks are scary. but i like scary stories. hey, maybe you could make up a story to tell me, too. go to "martha's stories" on the martha speaks website at pbskids.org and click on "pup talk." put together your own story. tell it to me and watch it come to life. record it. play it back. so, where were we? fireworks! oh, right, fireworks. that's... (gulps) okay, i'm ready. go ahead. (sighs) your turn! check out "pup talk" at pbskids.org.
martha: can i have an after-school snack too? we've had this discussion. too much mooching makes too much martha. and the problem with that is...? do you guys have this discussion every day? every day? every time i open the refrigerator. if i could get it myself, i'd never ask. but the sad fact of this world is that if you want the good stuff, you need hands. she's got a point. martha: just another way dogs are discriminated against. i really wanted to hear your report about the planet of dogs, but that mean janitor never lets me into the school. i'm sorry. sorry enough to give me a snack? uh, no. but you can look at my comic if that would make you feel any better. that planet of dogs is a pretty good idea. wouldn't it be great to live somewhere like that? oh, hey, i'm getting sleepy. (snoring) computer voice: space dog martha, time to wake up. hey, wow! i'm on that planet. holy cow. late for school!
(ray buzzing) my report about the universe. "what is the universe?" you might ask. the universe is everything. all the planets, all the stars, everything in space and space itself-- it's all part of the universe. and in one part of the universe is a planet called earth. there's something very strange about earth. it only has one moon. (all gasp in amazement) recently, some astronauts visited from earth. they left something behind. it's this book. it's called the outer space chronicles of chuck nebula. from this we can see that there is a very important person on earth named chuck nebula. in fact, he might be the king of the earth people. (all gasp) he's dreamy. martha! (clears her throat) unfortunately, we don't know what happened to chuck nebula.
there's no ending to the story. it just says: "to be continued." and that's my report on the universe. the end. (cheering) wonderful report, martha. thank you, martha. you know what, martha? what, martha? if there's one thing i hate it's stories that end with: "to be continued." if you want extra credit on your report, you could fly to earth and find out what happened to the earthling king, chuck nebula. no sign of chuck nebula anywhere. wait a minute, though. what's this? this way, little poochie. that's right... this doesn't look good! gotcha! (whimpering) quiet! that poor little creature. computer: fix coordinates. we're going in. hang on, little guy! i'm on my way! did you see that?
a space dog just got out of that giant bone. it's an alien invasion! not a yap out of you, get me? or else. (laughing evilly) i'm going to make a bundle off that pedigreed pooch. that guy is trying to sell that poor dog. (ray buzzing) don't worry, little friend, we're getting you out of here. that guy is not humane. (woofs a question) oh-- not human, humane. he's certainly human. but he's not humane. "humane" means to be kind. and that guy is definitely not being humane to you. in fact, what he's doing is inhumane. man: hey! what are you doing? run! (panting) uh-oh. dead end. gotcha! that's what you think, you inhumane meanie-pants! come on, friend. follow me!
down we go. you come back here! (grunts) ah! we made it. wow, all that digging really works up an appetite. ah, come on, let's eat. (ray buzzing) well, come on. this looks good. come on, hop up. ah. hello, my good man. we'll start with two steaks, rare. no dogs allowed! well! i have to say, i have some serious objections about how this planet is run. when i find chuck nebula, i'm going to give him a piece of my mind. (creaking) ! hang on. sounds like... (ray buzzing) (rope creaking) martha: yes! that rope is beginning to fray! oh no! that piano is going to fall on that helpless baby!
(ray buzzing) ah. that was close. invasion? what are you talking about? an invasion is when a bunch of people go somewhere and try to take it over. and i tell you, alien dogs are invading our world and trying to take it over. that's no ordinary giant rocket-powered bone out on that lawn. that's an alien space bone if i ever saw one. (others murmuring) and the creature that got out of it is not from this world. it's an extraterrestrial. extraterrestrial? hmm. interesting. let me just check something with my secretary. i hope she's planning to do something quickly. (car zooms by) was that the mayor's car that just sped by? yup.
you say you've never heard of chuck nebula? huh-- for a king, he's not very well known. hey, did you see that? around the corner? it's a parade! (chuckling to himself) hey, it's that guy who was so mean to you. and now he's stealing that weenie cart. i have to do something about this. (buzzing) whoa! what's going on? what's happening? i'll tell you what's happening. you are getting a lesson in manners. first you were not humane to daisy here, and then you try to steal that weenie cart. now stop it and get out of here! (yelling) and be more honest! like dogs. (woofs twice) no problem. all in a day's work. restaurant man: there they are! hey, what is this? they throw you in the shelter for nothing?
(barking) well, yes, i have no tags. but i'm not from your world. i'm a space dog. (howls in disbelief) really, i am. (ray buzzing) why don't you believe me? (barks twice) how did i get out? i opened the cage. like this. (ray buzzing) (barking) can't you do that? oh well, no problem. (buzzing) ah. what a day. i could use a snack. this looks promising. loaf of bread. bologna, pickles, ketchup, mustard. hmm... i know what to make with this. a delicious mess. dinner, gang! the mayor's office has offered a reward for the alien. a reward! just for capturing that stinkin' space mutt.
(dog barks twice) martha: where am i from? i'm an extraterrestrial. (barks) an extraterrestrial is someone from space; you know, someone who isn't from earth. i'm from another planet, the planet martha. i knew it. that dog is the alien! on planet martha, dogs are in charge of everything. hey. did i hear you say you're a talking dog from space? yeah. and you're that bad guy. oh... (laughs lightly) but i've changed my ways... now. thanks to you. so come with me. mmm... where are you going? well, i'm not really supposed to tell, but we're planning a little welcome-to-earth party. it's at the mayor's office. mayor: did someone say my name? ms. mayor? yes. i was attempting to discover the facts about the aliens using this, uh, moving van. well, it's just one alien, and i caught her.
it's this dog! oh, good work! officer? please arrest that alien creature and let me know when you've got her good and locked up. i'll be continuing my investigations in the next town. wait a minute. (buzzing) uh-oh! why should i be locked up? well, because we don't know anything about you. you could be dangerous. but i come in peace. i'd like to speak to chuck nebula about some improvements to your planet. chuck who? what's it going to do to the crime business if they don't send this extraterrestrial do-gooder back to her own planet? i'll be in big trouble. look! that space dog has the mayor trapped. the space creature! did you hear that? the alien! that way! so you're saying chuck nebula is only in comic books?
this is not going to be good for my extra credit report. do you mind putting my van down now? get her! get the alien! uh-oh. look, i come in peace. i'm not an invader. really. really! oh, this is not good. there's no place like space. there's no place like space. there's no place like s... (yells) whoa. what a dream! open... open... (groans) why can't things be like in dreams? helen (laughing): trying to make the refrigerator door open by itself? something like that. well, you've been a pretty good girl today. i suppose one snack wouldn't hurt. mmm, yum! ah... my favorite. you know what? there are some pretty nice things about earth. cheese snoodles? that's your favorite thing about earth?
no, you're my favorite thing. aw. but cheese snoodles are a close second. astro! "astro" isn't a word by itself, but words that start with "astro" have something to do with stars or outer space. for instance... astronaut! an astronaut is a person who travels around in space. there have been many famous astronauts, like john glenn and neil armstrong and sally ride. they were all astronauts. another "astro" word is "astronomy." astronomy is the study of stars, and astronomers are scientists who learn about stars. another "astro" word is "asteroid." an asteroid is a big rock in space. asteroids are smaller than planets but are bigger than a house. that's an asteroid. duck! wow. that's some chalkboard. did you get all the words about space? let's hear some of them again. our solar system is made up of the sun
and all of the planets that orbit around it. the universe is everything-- all the planets, all the stars, everything in space and space itself. an extraterrestrial is someone from space. see you next time! night, martha. good night, martha. night, martha. night, martha! ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ 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. ♪ hello? it's arthur! announcer: want to see more "arthur"? like you needed to ask. i guess i could spare half an hour. it's a deal! announcer: catch "arthur"
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miss rosa: it's the pbs kids field trip. can you guess where we're going today? here's a clue. [siren] so did you guess where we are today? that's right, at the fire station, and look. here's captain lou. hi, kids. come on in. i've got something i want you to see. ooh, let's go. [respirator wheezing]
who's that? that's tara. she may look a little strange, but that's what all firefighter wear when they go put out a fire. what's that over her face? [distorted] it's a mask. it stops me from breathing in smoke. why do you sound so funny? well, my mask has a speaker on it which makes my voice louder. so when she needs help, all the other firefighters will hear her, and help is on the way. speaking of help, i can really use some help taking my gear off. firefighters are good at helping people. you never know what you're gonna learn when you explore new places and new things. (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: can fuel a lifetime of learning. abcmouse.com early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george.
abcmouse.com early learning academy, are designed for kids to be as active as their imaginations. all she knows is that, today, purple is her favorite color, and that's good enough for us. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george." funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: ) ♪ 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... captioning sponsored by universal animation narrator: george liked visiting professor wiseman because she was the only person he knew who worked under a whale. ( chattering ) wiseman: i know those knocks. come on in, guys. wow, what's that? my hobby. working on complex things relaxes me.
ahh... have you ever seen such a beautiful clock, george? ( chattering ) if you like it now, watch what happens every hour. ( cuckoos ) ( whirring ) ( band plays lively tune ) ( clangs bell ) so, what do you think? very impress... ( imitating band ) ( chuckles ): i'm glad you liked it, george. we should go. the rocket presentation is starting soon.
are you coming with us, george? or do you want to stay here and watch the clock? ( excited chattering ) well, if it's okay with professor wiseman, it's okay with me. if you want to see the little people play again, move the minute hand once around to 12. ( excited chattering ) have fun. how long does it take to build a clock like that? oh, about three years. oh, that reminds me... i'll be right back. george, be a good little monkey. ( chattering ) exactly. george wanted to see the little people again. ( loud chime ) ( pigeons cooing ) that looked like george's friend compass, the almost-homing pigeon,
because when all the other homing pigeons homed in on the statue... he almost made it. ( cooing ) it was compass, all right. george was happy to see his friend the pigeon, and compass was happy to see his friend the... ...well, whatever george was. ( excited chattering ) ( imitates band ) george wanted compass to see professor wiseman's clock in action. uh-oh. he couldn't fix the minute hand, and that's what made the little people play.
( loud grinding ) ( murmuring ) george was glad that noise had stopped... ...but maybe it was time to pack up and go home. that clock has never stopped, ever! the big clock on the library stopped. well, let's go. wait, stew. what are we supposed to do? we're the fire department. we'll figure it out. ( sirens ) mr. reloj, the big clock stopped. the big library clock that the whole city depends upon? all: yeah.
( clanging, rattling and banging ) ( creaking ) ( bell tolling ) ( cheering ) whose tools are these? ( chattering sadly ) what's a little monkey like you doing in a huge clock like this? well, would you like me to help you? okay, and this goes there. now, you see? ( gasps ) what a beautiful clock. did you make it?
( chattering ) ( sighs ) i know everything about clocks, but not one thing about understanding monkey. ( chattering ) ( chuckles ) well, be more careful in the future, eh? time is a precious thing. ( cooing ) man: compass? what have we said about bringing pigeons indoors, george? oh... ( chattering, imitating cooing ) oh, it's all right. are you showing him my clock? uh-huh, uh-huh. well, go ahead.
george, how did this heavy, metal toolbox get so... ( cuckoo clock music plays ) ( cuckoos, band music continues ) boy 1: george is a monkey, can do things you can't do. boy 2: like when he messed up the gears on the big clock. boy 3: here's something we did with gears. this is the science discovery museum. and what do you see in this case over here? all: bicycles. the bottom one had two gears that were the same size and... boy: the bicycle on top had a big gear with a smaller gear attaching to the chains. so if you move the pedal it moves the wheel that moves the generator that turns the light on. denise: and what's happening with the light? it's turning on really light. now do you want to try the one below?
it's not coming on as much as that one. girl: a big gear that goes to a little gear makes more power, and two same sized gears makes less power. boy: i think you can use gears to make a machine go faster and slower. ( car horns honking ) narrator: being a monkey in the big city can be an exciting experience. ( chatters ) ( children laughing ) but it isn't perfect. ( both coughing ) wow, we could really use some fresh country air, huh? the man with the yellow hat knows when the time's right to get his monkey out of the city. ( inhales ) take a deep breath and fill your lungs
with good, clean country air. ( inhales ) ah. it's good to be back, isn't it? you can let the clean air out, george. there's plenty here. ( panting ) well, george, looks like bill built a bunny hutch in his yard. want to go see the bunnies? there you go. hey there! got george with you? ( george chatters ) how'd you know it was us? mm, wild guess.
hey, i just got bunnies. want to see? george had never seen a bunny up-close before. you like bunnies, george? uh-huh. do they have names? sure. there's fuzzy, whitey, brownie, spotty, black ears, cottontail and herbert nenninger. and that's their mom. want to pet one? which one? brownie? whitey? fuzzy. fuzzy's cool. there's some things you need to know about bunnies before you pet one. oh, no! it's time to deliver my papers. sorry. come back tomorrow and you can pet them all. well, you're just going to have to wait till tomorrow, george.
ooh, george could barely stand it. who can wait a whole day to pet bunnies? going out? be a good little monkey. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. george thought he could keep the bunnies company while bill was away. they were so still, so quiet, so fuzzy. bunnies, bunnies. bill wouldn't mind if he petted one bunny, just once, if he was very, very careful. the bunnies were so still and quiet...
and fast! uh-oh. they were almost too fast to see, definitely too fast to pet... and absolutely too fast to do as they were told. their mom knew enough to stay in the hutch, but george wasn't taking any more chances. george decided he'd better figure out how many bunnies got loose by counting their bowls. seven.
that meant he still had to catch...seven. ( sighs ) ( grunting ) at least they couldn't get out of the yard. ( hooting ) ( birds singing, crows cawing ) ( groaning ) bill was not going to be happy about this. ( loud crying ) uh-huh! narrator: to the bunnies, this was a big game of hide and seek, which was not good for george, because if there's one thing you should know about bunnies... ( grunts and spits ) ...it's that they play to win. the cows thought this was either the fastest parade
( pigs snorting ) huh? lucky for george, bunnies are too young to know about footprints. it takes more than a superior brain to outthink bunnies. it helps to be wearing a cap. ( sniffing ) three down, four to go. ( hooting ) ( chittering ) squirrels don't like surprises, not even small ones. ( laughing ) he counted the bowls. he'd caught whitey, spotty, black ears, cottontail,
brownie and... ( shallow breathing ) ...a jumpy squirrel. ooh! ( hooting ) ( chittering ) ( panting ) narrator: um, add, "being grabbed by a monkey," to the list of surprises that squirrels really don't like. ( hooting ) ( hooting ) ah! ( chittering ) ( hooting ) not all footprints lead to cute, little bunnies.
ooh! ( bicycle bell jingling ) bill: hi, george! what you doing? ( laughing ) bill was almost done. george's time was running out! george had caught every bunny, except herbert nenninger, and bill would be home soon. ( bill and bunnies crying ) george had looked everywhere. what he needed was a bunny expert,
but who knew a lot about bunnies? ( chittering ) it wasn't going to work. george tried to explain this was no time to play with a fuzz ball. she had to find herbert nenninger! this was no ordinary fuzz. this was the end of herbert nenninger! bill: hey, george! keeping the bunnies company? thanks. oh! as a reward for doing that and being so patient, i'm going to let you pet one right now. petting a bunny isn't easy. it's all about maintaining control. step one--
unlock latch. ( shouting ) ( panicked hooting ) but you want to pet a bunny, don't you? ( gentle chittering ) bill: okay. you sure are one careful kid. hey, how'd that acorn get in there? boy: george is a monkey, so he can do things that you can't do. he followed the tracks, but he didn't always find a bunny. we can go this way. boy: today, we're at garden in the woods. and we can use this to find some animal tracks. look right here. no, look at all these footprints. four! we have to catch all these footprints. bonnie: how do you know that's a cat track? because we have a cat track, and we put it down to see if it matches. i found a foot track. it looks like rabbit tracks-- like bang, bang, bang, bang.
there's one mark for every single hop. the tracks ended right at a tree. bonnie: when it goes up to a tree and disappears... a squirrel. you're right. because squirrels can climb trees. it's kind of like solving a mystery. announcer: pbs kids presents the all-new "peg + cat," where sometimes the fun starts with a problem... peg: these crazy chickens think the farm is a chicken playground. announcer: sometimes with a song... ♪ cheese and pickles ♪ pickles and cheese ♪ gimme, gimme, gimme that sandwich, please ♪ announcer: and sometimes it's just fun. ow. wahoo! [belches] oh, jeez. announcer: "peg + cat," an all-new show starting monday, october 7, on pbs kids. announcer: pbs kids has feet that grab, noses that blow, and even hairy toes. so when you want fins, wings, and a couple of things, you want "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that," weekdays on pbs kids or anytime at pbskids.org.
(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." we believe that learning and curiosity go hand in hand. abcmouse.com 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: curious george loves math and numbers. let's learn about the number two. another way to say two of something is to say, "a pair." for example, the man with the yellow hat
cubes? a cube is a lovely shape. it's got a square on every side. there is a square on this side... and this side. and this side, too. you can stack them up... knock them down. with cubes, the fun never stops. 3 golden cubes. there you go. just like pyramids, really. but pyramids have triangles on their sides. cubes have squares. they're totally not the same. yeah, fine. take your golden pyramids. announcer: "peg + cat," an all-new show coming monday, october 7th on pbs kids. 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! ♪ 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) 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! (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! ♪ ♪ (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? 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! 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 ♪ ♪ 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, 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) 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. 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. (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! 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! 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... (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. (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! ♪ ♪ (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! 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 ♪ ♪ 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 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) 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! ♪ 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! (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. 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! 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) 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. 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 ♪
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