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tv   Fox 45 Morning News  FOX  August 19, 2013 6:00am-9:00am EDT

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♪ that you belong in the company! ♪ ♪ feel the power! ♪ feel the power! ♪ feel the power! ♪ yo! and plug it in! ♪ plug it in, everybody! ♪ electric company! ♪ electric company! ♪ electric company! ♪ electric company! - "goodnight robot." oh, i love this book. i cannot believe they're gonna tear down the house that inspired it. - antigone carruthers' company website says that she wants to build some fancy hotel there named the francine. - what? - they're gonna call it the francine? uck. - ok. we have to protect the bookbinder house so we can have it forever. - yeah, yeah. we need to preserve it. you know, keep it exactly how it's always been. - but how do we preserve the house if francine's mom wants to tear it down? - we'll have to go and try to talk to her.
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- oh. - there she is. - oh, yeah. mrs. carruthers? - the electric company. - electricians? what do they want with us? - just pretend like you don't hear them. maybe they'll go away. - hmm... - mrs. carruthers? could we talk to you about the bookbinder house? - the bookbinder house? don't you mean the future home of...the francine? - ha. that's right, electric company. my mother is building me a hotel. so now if you don't mind, we have very important mother/daughter planning to attend to. - well, that's actually what we want to talk to you about. - mrs. carruthers, you may not know this, but this is the house where j.t. bookbinder wrote his famous book, "goodnight robot." - "goodnight robot"? - aren't you all a little old for children's book? - oh. yes...of course. i am much too grown up.
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- oh, come on. doesn't everyone love "goodnight robot"? - not me. - oh, really? you don't love the part when she goes-- - uh-uh. - yeah? you don't love the part when-- - no. uh-uh. la la la! can't hear you! - look, electricians, maybe you should all follow the example of my daughter and move away from silly childhood things. - well, that wasn't successful. - what do we do now? - ok, if a house has a lot of history and it's important to the whole community, then the city will save it. it will preserve it. - how do we do that? - i don't know, but i'm gonna go to city hall and find out. ha. - next! - hi. how are you today? we are here today to save a house that's going to be torn down. - you can't preserve a house unless it's important to your community,
6:03 am! - wait. this house is very important. - yeah, that's what they all say. next! - no. wait. hold up. come on. how can we prove that it's important to the whole community? - well, you can go around the neighborhood and get signatures from all the people that want to save the house. - oh, well, like a petition? - yes. - yeah, like a petition. yeah, the preservation committee is meeting tomorrow at noon. so if you can get enough signatures on your petition, they'll preserve your house. - no problem. how many signatures do we need? - 1,000. - 1,000? wait, by tomorrow? - mm-hmm. - no problem. next! - ♪ oh, bright, ight, ight ♪ that's bright, ight, ight ♪ ♪ it's all right, ight, ight ♪ woo, that's tight ♪ sometimes you just don't look right ♪
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♪ we get mixed up, day becomes night ♪ ♪ but on the other side of night is the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ with the light we just might improve our sight ♪ ♪ think through a problem, you will never lose a fight ♪ ♪ stretch out your brain, and you'll always shine bright ♪ - [laughter] - ♪ oh, right, ight, ight ♪ then it's right, ight, ight ♪ oh, that's tight ♪ oh, right, ight, ight ♪ well, that's bright, ight, ight ♪ ♪ to shine bright
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- [scream] [bull snorting, bellowing] - ight! ight! ight! [bull snorts, moos] - i turns out that i-g-h-t makes the same sound as i-t-e. how could you do that to me, i-g-h-t? it's just not polite. i can fly my kite, my white kite, without i-g-h-t.
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my kite can take flight without i-g-h-t. oh, man. my kite can't take flight without i-g-h-t. that's not right. some things you just can't fight. - hello, josephine. - hi, mrs. blight. i'm raising money for my school. want to buy a light? - josephine, your lighthouse is too bright. - well, then, how about your very own knight? - this knight would frighten mr. dwight. - oh, right. how about this night. - i love this night. i'll take 2. - all right.
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- so what's happened so far? - this house inspired the book "goodnight robot." - the writer got all of his ideas from the things in this room. look, that radiator inspired him to create the robot. - this house is inspiring. - this house is getting torn down. - ah! hey, you guys! we have to preserve this house, save it. - we can't let them tear it down. - then you need 1,000 people to write their names on this petition. - i'll give you my signature. - you can have my signature. - i feel inspired to go get signatures. - give us the petition. - we'll get 1,000 names. - and then preserve the building so it always stays the same. - thank you. - thanks a lot, man. - ok, so we've 16 signatures. - mmm. - we only need 984 more. - ha ha. yeah. hi. help us save the bookbinder house? - sure. - thank you. - thank you. - i cannot believe the electric company is trying to stop us
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from building the francine! this is my mother's gift for me! for me. for me. i've got to stop them... francine style. - i've gotten over 100 signatures already. if we keep this up, we'll definitely save the bookbinder house. [cell phone rings] - oh, hold on. oh. i just got another commercial sent from francine. - that's never a good sign. - well... - announcing the newest hotel from the antigone carruthers corporation, the francine. [indistinct] - you're looking at the future home of utter elegance and luxury. - named after me. - yes. a fantastic example. a hotel of your wildest dreams. - called the francine. - who needs another quaint little house in town? our plan is to bulldoze this puppy to the ground and build the greatest hotel in history.
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and we'll call it... - ♪ the francine ♪ the francine - ♪ picture this, first thing we plan to do ♪ ♪ is to level out this lot - good-bye, tree! - ♪ build a nice wide driveway to park those stretch limos on ♪ - ♪ it sounds lovely - ♪ we'll kindly usher that happy little squirrel ♪ ♪ down the street, into the park ♪ get going! - ♪ our security is airtight ♪ thieves and squirrels will shudder when our guard dogs bark whee! hello, puppies! - ♪ next thing we will do is to expand this porch ♪ ♪ and make it 10 times the size ♪ - ♪ but of course - ♪ 100 bellhops will be ready to assist you ♪ ♪ the moment that your bags arrive ♪ ♪ and to top it all off, the final missing piece ♪ ♪ the sight for the world to see - i'm so excited! - ♪ in the very front there will be a magnificent 12-foot ♪ - ♪ golden statue of me, the francine ♪ - ♪ the francine ♪ the most incredible hotel the world has ever seen ♪ ♪ we'll be... - ♪ the francine
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♪ the francine - who would want a snooty hotel instead of preserving the bookbinder house? - what's up, guys? - hey! - look how many signatures i've got. - jess, that's great. how'd you do that? - people just started coming up to me. i guess they saw some commercial for the francine and it convinced them to help save the bookbinder house. - it was like francine's little commercial backfired. - ah! i don't understand. why didn't my commercial work? - oh, how many signatures do you have? - i'll give them signatures. fake signatures. - oh. 120. oh, whoa. hey, 123. these things keeps filling up so fast i can't even keep track. - nice. - great. - come on, let's go. - all right. - next! - we're coming. we're coming. 1,000 signatures.
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count them. they're all there. - i have to verify the signatures. i have to check to make sure that each single signature is from a real person in the neighborhood. - oh, sure, go ahead. check the signatures. verify the signatures. but believe me, there are no fake names on that petition because we got every signature from people in our neighborhood. - really? - mm-hmm. - mm-hmm. - so you live in the neighborhood with mr. nobody? - what? can i see that? - uh-huh. - oh, there it is, mr. nobody. "ivana million dollars." "miss fake namerstein.♪ but this petition never left my hands. i don't understand how these fake names could have gotten on here. - francine. - francine. - oh! well, now she's just playing dirty. and then ones we verify these signatures and cut out all the fake names, we'll have nowhere near 1,000 signatures. - well, we have until noon. we can still save the bookbinder house. - how?
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- i think it's time for a reading. - a reading? - you'll see. [whispering] - shh. silent e. [bell rings] - ♪ let me tell you about a friend of mine ♪ ♪ goes around changing words all the time ♪ ♪ but he's kind of sneaky, yes, sirree ♪ ♪ a-come on ♪ i make the plan, he flies a plane ♪ ♪ i hold the can that carries the cane ♪ ♪ cook with a pan, now he's out of the game ♪ ♪ looking through my window pane ♪ ♪ silent e, oh, how it changes everything ♪ ♪ silent e ♪ it's elementary
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♪ silent e ♪ it's simple, come on, try with me ♪ cap. -cape. - at. - ate. - you got it. - yeah!! ♪ silent e turns slop to slope ♪ it gives a little hop a lot of hope ♪ ♪ it shapes a little glob into a globe ♪ ♪ ya see? ha ha! ♪ an e can change a bit to bite ♪ ♪ a strip to stripe, a grip to gripe ♪ ♪ a shin to shine? well, i don't mind ♪ ♪ let it spin around in my spine ♪ ♪ silent e, oh, what a great discovery ♪ ♪ silent e, it's elementary ♪ silent e ♪ oh, who knew how much fun it'd be? ♪ now you got to sing along, everybody. - ♪ silent e - ♪ well, you found the vowel that changes the sound ♪ - ♪ silent e - silent e is everywhere, you got it now ♪
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- ♪ silent e - ♪ it's simple, come on, sing with me ♪ now i'm gonna give you a word, and you just add the silent e. ♪ now when i say mad and you add the e ♪ ♪ what do you get? - ♪ we get made - ♪ now, when i say slim and you add the e ♪ ♪ what do you get? - ♪ we get slime - ♪ and when i say not and you add the e ♪ ♪ what do you get? - ♪ we get note - ♪ silent e ♪ silent e ♪ silent e... [bell rings] - [making clicking noises] [beatboxing] ♪ game
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[sizzling] mmm... - this is a phrase that you use when there's almost a tie. all right, let's for what we know. well, that's i-g-h-t, and i know that's ight, so t-ight. tight. next word. look for what i know. well, there's the silent e at the end, so i know that "a" will say its name. "a." and i know that a-m-e together makes the ame sound, so it's g-ame. game! tight game, guys. hey, that was a really tight game, you know. i feel like maybe you should have won, but you didn't. sorry. - tell me again why i'm dressed up like a dog?
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- because it's a read it. it's where we dress up like all the characters in "goodnight robot," then we read it out loud to get attention for our petition. it's to, you know, tell people why they should help us save the bookbinder house. - why do you get to be the robot? - because i make this suit look good. mm-hmm. - hector this is a great idea. i've already gotten so many new signatures. plus i've got a lot of strange looks. - hey, don't even try to complain about your costume. at least you're dressed up as a human. - aw... does somebody need me to scratch behind his ears? - argh! - look at that. they think they're going to win this. - now are you sure there are no fake names on that thing? - oh, yeah. i'm sure. i learned my lesson. this time, i'm verifying every signature as i go. - well, if she's already verified the names, she won't notice if i add some more fake names.
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- all right, let's do this thing. come on. "goodnight, robot." "once upon a time, there was a little girl named sara. "she had a bedroom all to herself. - "that's enough, robot, sara said. "it's time to go home now. "i want to go home. - "when sara opened her eyes, "she was back safe and sound in her little green room, and her mother sat beside her on the bed." - all right, boy, what is this nonsense? i've heard from the preservation committee that some electricians are trying to keep me from building my hotel. - well, yeah, we're gonna give the committee a petition by noon today to stop you from tearing down this house. - well, it's almost noon. where is this silly petition of yours? - i've gone to every person i could find, amd we're still missing 1 signature on our petition. - oh, no. isn't there anyone left who could sign the petition?
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- well, it looks like my daughter will get her hotel after all. - i'll sign the petition! - what? - what? - what? - ah, francine, darling, mother's confused. - ah...i love "goodnight robot." i admit it. - wow. yes! i knew she loved this book. who wouldn't love this book? - you know, after hearing "goodnight robot" being read, it reminded me of when we used to spend time together. - oh, francine. - does this mean that you're not gonna buy the bookbinder house and tear it down? - don't be ridiculous, robot boy. i am going to buy the bookbinder house. but as you have inspired me to preserve it, it is a present to my daughter so that no one will ever tear it down. oh. - aw... ♪ oh, ho ho
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♪ let me tell you about my love of the silent e ♪ ♪ oh oh oh - ♪ that's a mistake - ♪ sometimes i have a plan ♪ and when i add an e it becomes plane ♪ ♪ and i can take that plane and fly away ♪ ♪ even through a hurricane ♪ oh oh ♪ and then i land in the middle of jungle alligator ♪ ♪ watch a beautiful, handsome ape ♪ ♪ go swinging by on a vine ♪ unfortunately i don't have a dime to give it ♪ ♪ but that's ok 'cause i get back on the plane that i just rode on ♪ ♪ and fly away ♪ silent e, silent e, it works for me ♪ ♪ silent e, silent e, silent e, it works for me ♪
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- hey, i want to add a silent e. - ok. good call. - ♪ silent e is a ninja ♪ silent e is a ninja ♪ silent e is a ninja ♪ ♪ silent e is a ninja ♪ i didn't notice when he came ♪ ♪ i cannot accept any praise or blame ♪ ♪ i was home pushing my mop like a dope ♪ ♪ next thing you know, my mouth started to mope ♪ ♪ i'm at the end of my rope ♪ i was hopping mad, but he turned the hop into hope ♪ ♪ and then he made his escape
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♪ but not before he turned my cap into a cape ♪ ♪ and now i look totally insane ♪ ♪ i had a plane to catch ♪ but, man, he took my plane into a plan, ah ♪ ♪ silent e is a ninja ♪ silent e is a ninja ♪ ♪ the silent e, he will get ya ♪ ♪ ah ah, silent e is a ninja ♪ ♪ where they go? where they go? ♪ ♪ wh-where they go? where they go? ♪ ♪ where they go? wh-where they go? ♪ ♪ he's a ninja - [beatboxing] - i'm special agent jack bowser. oh! this takes the cake, and it's about to explode. but i can't crack the code to get out. help me read this. woo-hoo!
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- not only did we save the bookbinder house, but it's more popular than ever. antigone carruthers is even sending over tour groups from her other hotel the antigone. come on by and discover it for yourself. - that's great news. i don't think i've ever seen steve so happy. - i never thought i'd say this, but i'm glad everything worked out for francine, too. - yeah. - "it seems like you had quite a dream, sara's mother said. "but it's time to say goodnight, sweetheart. "sara looked over at the radiator and whispered..." - [whispering] "goodnight, robot." - ♪ the time is now, the day is here ♪ - ♪ here ♪ the rhythm that you're feelin', the music in your ear ♪ ♪ the charge is electric, and all you got to do is ♪ ♪ plug it in - ♪ a-plug, a-- - ♪ plug it in - ♪ this is what we do, we're the electric company ♪ ♪ inviting all of you to all the possibilities ♪
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♪ learning to write and learning to read ♪ ♪ we have a good time while we plant the seeds ♪ ♪ and once you get it, you have to share it ♪ ♪ discovering your power, you own it ♪ ♪ you wear it proud, and you shout it out loud! ♪ ♪ electric company is in town - ♪ oh! yofirst sound...s... this... let'so st...ah?out. no, it's not sta, because there's a silent "e" on the end. and silent "e" makes the "o" say its name. so, it's sto...v...stove! i make soup on the stove. announcer: your pbs kids go! friends are ready for anything. ready to fight a little crime? oh, hi! this is a pretty big deal, huh? presto! announcer: and now they're ready for you weekdays on pbs kids go! or anytime you want at
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wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ wild kratts chris: we're here in north america! martin: down here in the southwest, in a spectacular wildlife habitat known as the sonoran desert. chris: a rough, hot and dry landscape where it can be nice to have horses to help you get around. martin: it's us, the kratt brothers! i'm martin-- chris: i'm chris! and we're looking for rattlesnakes! our horses have taken us out into rattlesnake country.
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and since horses don't really like finding rattlesnakes, we are gonna take it on foot from here. ♪ hang tight, guys. so, where do you find a rattlesnake? some good places to look-- under a cactus. all clear. or around a pile of rocks. hey, rattlesnake? anybody in here? nope. but sometimes, the best way to find a rattlesnake is just to wander around-- (rattling) until a rattlesnake tells you where he is with his rattle! oh, here he is! a western diamondback rattlesnake! martin: and with that rattle, he's saying, "watch out! i'm here!" so nobody steps on him, nobody bothers him. chris: looks like he's about four feet long, and they get over five feet. so, this is a pretty big guy. see how his neck and head are raised like this?
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that's the strike position, so he's ready to defend himself. but first, he rattles that warning! wow, a western diamondback rattlesnake in the sonoran desert! yeah! this is one of my favorite animals. yeah, and a rattlesnake has some amazing creature powers. a rattle warning. a venomous bite. heat vision! and more! imagine if you could have rattlesnake powers. both: 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
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♪ 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 martin: alright, wild kratts! we have been rocking 'round the creature world and have hit all sorts of great habitats and met hundreds of amazing creatures. but we've only scratched the earth's surface. there's still hundreds of habitats left to explore! and millions of new creatures to meet. the question is, where do you want to go first? we could do lots more on my favorite continent: south america. maybe the pantanal of brazil? i'd kind of rather go back to some kind of safe little forest in australia. and meet some soft and cuddlies like wallabies and wombats. and don't forget the 100 species of venomous snakes and spiders that live in australia. euch!
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how about asia? there is so much going on in this massive continent. i could really go for the bamboo forests of the giant panda. or, we could hit some more habitats in africa. we've adventured through just small parts of the savannah. and what about other habitats? like the mysterious jungles of the congo? you know, i'm dying to go down to the bottom of the earth to antarctica-- the icy home of animals like emperor penguins and leopard seals! oh, planet earth has so many awesome habitats! how are we gonna decide where to-- (crashing) all: whoa! uh-oh! the tortuga is seizing up! we're losing altitude! we're going down! to somewhere in north america! but where in north america? there are so many habitats we haven't explored yet here, either. well, we're gonna find out soon! prepare for a crash landing! oh, wow! this is good. how is this good? we're going down for a crash landing! yeah, but look where we're gonna crash. (all screaming)
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hang on, everybody. it's not gonna be one of my usual silky smooth landings! (all screaming) all: oomph! (all shouting) (all sighing) aah! (all groaning) awesome landing! check it out, chris! the tortuga decided that our next adventure will be-- both: the sonoran desert! oh, yeah! we totally forgot about this. but the sonoran desert is one of the coolest places on the planet. think about all the creatures who live here. rattlesnakes! roadrunners! javelinas! coyotes! elf owls! gila monsters! jaguars! ringtail cats! don't get too excited yet. we've got a major problem here. and i mean major! (both gasping) oh, no! it's even worse than i feared!
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what, koki? what is going on? the tortuga is dying. all: what?! what do you mean, "dying"? well, you know how tellurium crystals are essential for all of the tortuga's functions? semi-conduction of the power systems, navigation systems, computer systems and particularly the power function of the creature power disc press? all: mm-hmm. well, the tellurium crystals are failing. (gasping) soon, they will be completely spent! (rattling) looks like some already are! we need tellurium for the tortuga to work. if the tellurium crystals burn out completely, we won't be able to bring the tortuga back online! ever! wait, this is easy. we'll just get a new supply of tellurium. not easy. tellurium-- (buzzing) tellurium is a metalloid that is in very short supply. in fact, there's more of it in outer space than there is here on earth!
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and it's even more rare than platinum. this means that unless we find some more of this precious tellurium, my inventing days on the tortuga are over! and that means our adventuring with creature power days would be over, too! koki, is tellurium found in the sonoran desert? well, it could occur in small amounts anywhere on earth. it's extremely rare. the trick is finding it. (horses whinnying) (in southern accent): we'll find us some tellurium in no time! quicker than a horse can crunch a sugar cube. wait, we have no communication system! only the creature pod, and it's only at half power. so it's gonna be trickier for us to keep in contact. don't worry! this won't take us long at all. it's so shiny, it'll be easy to spot. ♪ alright, as soon as we spot something shiny in the ground then that's where we'll start to dig.
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(gasping) ♪ (gasping) hey, do you ever get the feeling that these cactus are watching you? no, are you kidding me? why? because that one has eyes. (chirping) (laughing) oh, an elf owl! come on, bro, we gotta check him out. that's gonna have to be another adventure, bro. we have to find the tellurium. the future of the tortuga depends on it! oh, yeah, yeah, you're right. we'll come back for you someday, elf owl! ♪ (howling) oh, wow! a coyote! the most adaptable of all north american animals. maybe he's standing on some tellurium. let's go up there. nice try, bro. but you know that minerals are not likely to be found on mountain peaks. we gotta be looking on the ground. look, a lizard!
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being chased by a roadrunner! a real, actual, real-life roadrunner! yee-haw! ugh, we've got to stay on our tellurium crystal finding mission! hang on there, bro! wait up, roadrunner! aah! ooh! roadrunner! come on, martin, don't get distracted. we're chasing tellurium, not roadrunners. (gasping) spotted skunk! aww! oh, gila monster! (crying) ♪ jimmy: come on! my controller has nothing to connect with. it can't do anything! humph! (sighing) so, what do you think, koki? well, i think the guys don't have much time to find some tellurium crystals. the core of the tortuga powered by the tellurium crystals will go into an irreversible shutdown in three hours! oh, no!
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(beeping) calling kratt bros! chris: yeah, aviva, go! you only have-- (static buzzing) pardon? hey, aviva? wait, there's no video! aviva: i know, we have to conserve power. listen up-- you only have three hours. (both gasping) yeah, three hours to get back here with some tellurium. (engine struggling) and if we use any of the tortuga's abilities like the teleporter or the creature power press, each use will cut the core's life and your time to find tellurium crystals in half! find the tellurium-- and find it fast. both: got it! (rattling) both: whoa! (rattling) both: whoa! um, martin? so, what do you do when you're face-to-face with a venomous rattlesnake with one inch fangs that can strike in the blink of an eye and is attracted to movement? don't move, bro. (rattling) see ya!
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ha! phew! now that was a close-up look at one awesome snake! you can say that again! how about that rattle? it's made of special loose scales that rub up against each other to make that rattling sound. and it's that rattle that makes the rattlesnake the most polite snake! polite? how is a rattlesnake polite? well, he always rattles you a friendly warning before he strikes and sinks his venom-injecting fangs into your arm. or your face. and you know, when i was face-to-face with this guy, i had a real-close look at how his face is packed with incredible sensory powers. sharp eyes that can see well in the daylight. nostrils that have a good sense of smell. and a tongue that flicks in and out, tasting the air, making that good sense of smell great. plus, there's another sense that-- huh? what was that? oh, he seems to know.
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and wants to get closer to it. but if we can't see it, how can he? he must be using the other sensory organ-- those pits right under his nostrils. those pits that sense the body heat of animals! those pits that give the rattlesnake the ability to see heat and find his prey. like a ground squirrel! he knew that's what it was because a rattlesnake can see heat. and so can we. with our heat vision goggles! nice! turning on. hi, chris! do you see me? oh yeah, martin. you're waving? okay, then now what am i doing? chris: you just jumped into a ninja pose. (chuckling) okay, my turn. turning on! huh? oops! i think i have these goggles on upside down. chris: nope, they're on right! i'm doing a handstand! now what am i doing? martin: you're walking like an egyptian.
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chris: you got it! hoo hoo, yeah! ho ho, yeah! hey, look! (gasping) ♪ huh? they went in there. i know! let's get around underground the way a rattlesnake does! by going through the ground squirrel tunnels. we don't even have to dig. i bet those tunnels will lead us right to some tellurium somewhere down there. we can see with our heat vision goggles. miniaturization, anyone? whoa! ♪ rattlesnake! there he goes. let's go! it's kind of weird not having aviva and the gang checking in on us all the time. yeah, kind of weird. (beeping) alright, i've turned everything off i can think of.
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okay, then. we're in emergency power saving mode. and the tellurium core is on life support. we only have enough power for either one creature power disc creation, maybe half a miniaturizer recharge or one teleportation of an object. but only one choice and not all! let's see how the guys are doing with their search for tellurium crystals. martin: hello? hello? (static buzzing) what in the world? where on earth are you guys? in earth, actually. yeah, we're taking a new approach to our tellurium search. we're seeing with heat vision and walking around through the tunnels of ground squirrels, walking behind a rattlesnake and-- whoa! oomph! uh, the only problem is pebbles on the ground don't give off heat. so, we can't really see 'em with heat seeing goggles on. wait a sec, if we can't see the pebbles that are tripping us, then we won't be able to see the tellurium crystals, either! we need to see with heat and with our eyes. uh, aviva? we need rattlesnake power suits.
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that would not be a good idea. creating one power disc would suck up the remaining power. and remember, tellurium is very rare. even with rattlesnake powers, there's no guarantee you'll find it. oh, but ground squirrel burrows are extensive in the sonoran desert. alone, they cover thousands and thousands of square miles. of course we'll find tellurium. (alarm blaring) (sparking, buzzing) and we've got to do something. if we don't find tellurium, the power core will fade out in just two hours anyway. we've got to try. we do kind of have to try. we've gotta try! i'm gonna start modifying the eyelash viper disc with rattlesnake powers. ♪ martin: yeah, these rattlesnakes' long, thin body design lets them go anywhere in the ground squirrel tunnels. he's just looking for a spot to set up an ambush. ♪ (beeping)
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hello? aviva: martin, chris, i'm done! the rattlesnake power discs are ready! jimmy, catch! energize and-- jimmy, no! (alarm blaring) we didn't have enough power for teleportation! sorry! i forgot! (alarm blaring) we've got 30 minutes! and then an irreversible meltdown begins. the tortuga will be totally dead. but then how are we gonna get the miniaturized rattlesnake power discs to the kratt brothers so they can find the tellurium? jimmy, you'll have to deliver them by hand. what?! (shuddering) he looks snake bit. maybe that's what he's worried about. jimmy, it's your job to teleport the discs. and we can't do that now, so you've got to hand deliver them. come on, jimmy, you can do it! okay, yeah, i can do it. both: yay! woo hoo! alright, alright! (sighing)
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♪ (shuddering) aah! aviva: uh, jimmy? that's just a saguaro cactus. oh! huh, i knew that. (chirping) (gasping) (both sighing) okay, jimmy, keep going. whoa! ♪ (shuddering) (moaning nervously) (beeping, chirping) (gasping) oh, no! oh, my! (chittering) (shuddering) hey, jimmy! aah! nice! chris? martin? perfect timing, buddy! thanks, jimmy! (shuddering): you're welcome. (chittering) (screaming)
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aah! catch ya later, jimmy! okay, get ready. wait! we don't wanna touch this end. martin: rattlesnakes have big, rough scales. oh, and check out this pattern. see the diamonds? that's why this species is called a diamondback rattlesnake. okay, now! both: activate creature power suits! ♪ both: rattlesnake powers! hey, let's get underground and find that tellurium. ♪ chris: wow, we can really get around down here with rattlesnake powers. ♪ ooh! ♪ ugh! guh! ♪ (both gasping)
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martin: he sprung an ambush on the squirrel and has him cornered! the rattlesnake has the squirrel in his sights. rattlesnake vision on! with ya, bro. ♪ martin: it seems like the squirrel is growing. chris: that's his tail! the ground squirrel is pumping blood to his tail making it hotter and hotter and making the squirrel seem bigger and bigger. ♪ both: whoa! he fooled him! the rattlesnake struck at the big twitching tail and completely missed the squirrel! that was a rarely seen creature moment. yeah, and talk about rare-- look! both: tellurium crystal! yes! both: we did it! ha, that's right! but we're running out of time. quick, let's get this-- oh, no! chris: don't lose it! both: the tellurium crystal! uh-oh! i don't see it! we need that crystal to save the tortuga. it must have gone down one of these tunnels.
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which one do we take? uh, the one that the tellurium crystal bounced down? yeah, but which one is that? if we choose the wrong one, we'll run out of time and the tortuga will die! uh... uh, uh-- that one! aah! why that one? because it doesn't have a gila monster crawling out of it! (both screaming) ♪ great, what i'd love any other time but don't need right now is a venomous lizard with a crushing bite. aviva: bros, any luck? yeah! we found a tellurium crystal! all: yay! martin: but then we lost it. all: aww! martin: but we're gonna find it again! all: yay! (engine sparking, alarm blaring) i hope so! and you have to hurry. there are only ten minutes left until the tortuga descends into an irreversible disastrous meltdown! we're on it! hey, chris? what? you feel that? feel what? like we just entered a big open space.
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quick, switch to heat vision. (gasping) whoa! are you seeing this? it looks weird, like there are warm things down there but not really hot. chris: and not clear. just some weird, warmish pattern. martin: let's throw a little light on this. (both gasping) martin? we are in a hibernaculum! and what a gathering! the rattlesnakes are one of the most social of all snakes. i don't believe it. look! both: tellurium crystals! whoa, awesome! okay, all we have to do is sneak in there, load up and get out. let's do this thing. ♪ (gasping) whoa! easy, easy... uh, that's it, fella. ♪ rock-a-bye snakey, on the tree top ♪ hey, everybody! we found tellurium crystals!
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the tortuga is saved! (cheering) ha-ha, yeah! (alarm blaring) it's not going to be that easy! the tortuga is on the verge of a core meltdown! you have five minutes to get that tellurium here. after that, no amount of crystals will help. the tortuga will be finished! hurry! guys? guys? (panting) (straining) (panting) (grunting) alright, let's move! what are you waiting for? (gasping) keep going, chris! i'll warn this skunk off with rattlesnake powers. thanks, bro! (rattling) ♪ (coyote howling) whoa, looks like i've got a bigger customer up here! ♪ (rattling) people think rattlesnakes are scary, but they're just defending themselves.
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(growling) (rattling) way to go, bro! uh, but don't take long to catch up! we gotta get the tellurium to the tortuga! (alarm blaring) we're out of time! abandon tortuga! meltdown will commence in one minute! i repeat, abandon tortuga! i'm coming! (alarm blaring) wait! both: we've got tellurium! we have to hurry! we have less than a minute left! here it is! and not a moment too soon! i just hope i can replace the crystals in time. keep your fingers crossed! (beeping) uh-oh! (gasping) (alarm blaring) (panting) oomph! (sighing) ♪
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all: yeah! (cheering) ♪ (cheering) alright! the tortuga is saved! thanks to rattlesnake powers! (rattling) ♪ a rattlesnake's venomous bite is a great weapon for catching prey. and it's also important for defending himself against all those animals that want to eat him. chris: and there are a lot of them. coyotes, skunks-- yeah, believe it or not, skunks are always a danger. oh, and then there's the speedy and deadly roadrunner that kills more young rattlesnakes than maybe anybody. what about the aerial hunters? chris: yeah, great horned owls. eagles, red-tailed hawks. so, life in the desert isn't always easy for the rattlesnake, which is why we've gotta help him. we're here at the sonoran desert museum with stephan, who is studying the wild rattlesnakes that live around the museum. we've been tracking them for the last 10 years
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and trying to understand better how they live around the desert museum. so, we're going to try to find them using radio telemetry. let's see what those rattlesnakes are up to. chris: when you get close to a rattlesnake, the beeping gets louder and faster. (beeping) right down there, right in the shadow there. martin: oh, wow! they are really hard to find without this gear. so, now we're gonna test out the rattlesnake's powers of camouflage. we're gonna play "can you find the rattlesnake?" now, i know where the rattlesnake is. there is a rattlesnake within ten giant steps, a circle of ten giant steps from where we are right now. but i don't know where he is. so, chris is going to try to find it-- before i step on it. good luck, brother! (laughing) gotta be really careful where you put your feet when you play this game. martin: see anything yet, chris? chris: i haven't found him yet. chris, freeze! you want to see where the rattlesnake is? one step away? wow! right there is the rattlesnake! look at him coiled up! you can hardly see him!
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martin: awesome camouflage powers. chris: wow! martin: rattlesnakes are such an important part of the sonoran desert ecosystem. both as a predator, by keeping mammal, bird and reptile populations under control-- and as prey. being food for many, many other amazing desert animals. and that rattle is a sound that we always want to hear out here in the sonoran desert. keep on creature adventuring! we'll see you on the creature trail! (rattling) it's cool to have a close look at a big creature. the elephant's skin is awesome. have a close look at it. it's got all these wrinkles in it, it's rough with little hairs. look at all those bottom lip hairs. they're like wires. and look at those ears. they're huge! and they can fan them to help cool themselves off on hot days. and check it out. toenails. one, two, three, four, five. just like us. five nails.
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did you know that a rattlesnake's rattle is made of special scales? and these scales are made of carotene, the same thing our finger nails are made of. wow. look at that rattle. (rattling) specialized scales that rattle as a warning call, saying, "back off, or i'll strike." the eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake is one big snake. announcer: pbs kids presents cold-blooded, scaly fun all week long... rattlesnake! with the new "wild kratts" reptile week. ready for some gila monster combat? there he goes! let's go! announcer: get your creature power suit on... chris: nice. turning on. and go wild with a new week of claws, scales... the mighty nile crocodile! and even zak. ow, ow, ow, ow! it's the new "wild kratts" reptile week all this week on pbs kids, and watch "wild kratts" anytime at
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announcer: astronaut monkey... spy monkey...cowboy monkey... he's everybody's favorite monkey-- ha ha...i'a love 'tis monkee! announcer: watch "curious george"! weekdays on pbs kids or watch your favorite monkey anytime you want at wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ to find out more about cool animals... and collect your own wild kratts creature powers... go to the wild kratts website. at both: we'll see you there!
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[ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. and by contributions to your pbs station from: [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. ♪ every day, when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ everybody that you meet has an original point of view ♪
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(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 could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day♪ hey! arthur (on tv): hey, d.w.! hey! whoa! (loud thud) (letters shattering)
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muffy: so, what happens next, fern? arthur: yeah, does she make it out alive? fern: exhausted from her journey, the intrepid explorer searches desperately for water. success! she spots a cool mountain stream. but suddenly... giant gorilla: not so fast! (gasps) (birds caw) (gorilla roars) i'm going to eat you for lunch. (roars) (screams) brain: wait a minute. first of all, there's no such thing as a giant gorilla. second, gorillas don't eat people. it's true. i prefer leaves and fruit. brain: and finally, gorillas don't talk.
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francine: aw. binky: you wrecked fern's story! muffy: you always do that. buster: why, brain? why? fern: brain! fern: ...and then brain said that it wasn't a good story because a goat with wings was unbelievable. well, he is right. i mean, goats don't have wings. who cares if it's believable? stories are supposed to be fun. i mean, can you imagine what brain's stories would be like? brain: once upon a time there were three little pigs. they did not build houses because pigs lack opposable thumbs, which is necessary to hold tools. instead they lived in the woods and fed on grasses, leaves and roots. they were not disturbed by any wolves. the end.
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francine: just imagining it makes me bored. if brain wants a realistic story, then that's what i'll give him. now what should it be about? (school bell rings) now, class, who can guess what's in this box? a mummified platypus? designer shoes? worms? very good. extra credit for you, binky. all right! how did you know it was worms? i always guess worms. i had to be right sometime. this is a vermiculture box, which means it has worms in it for composting. so, you put your kitchen scraps in there, the worms eat it and change it into soil. what happens when the worms eat the scraps? do they get bigger and bigger and bigger? well, yes, fern, they do get a little bigger. and i guess they could eventually turn into giant worms, right? and take over elwood city? that's nonsense.
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as the scientist carl sagan once said: "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." and i'm afraid there's no evidence for giant worms. (to herself): yet. binky, how'd you like to help me with the greatest hoax of all time? tell me again why we just bought 800 worms. you heard mr. ratburn. extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. well, this is part of our extraordinary evidence. this is going to be one story that brain believes-- hook, line and sinker. (laughing evilly) wait. what am i laughing at? just follow me.
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fern: buster's tomatoes. this is the spot. hi, guys. hey, buster, did you bring any fresh tomatoes from your garden today? this salad could use them. no. i was going to, but there were too many worms around my plants this morning. too many worms? yeah. i'm used to seeing a few, but this morning there were hundreds. it really creeped me out. that's odd. sometimes there are more worms around when it rains, but it didn't rain last night. you don't suppose... what? that worms are starting to take over elwood city? please. but you didn't see them, brain. they were everywhere. you find worms in the dirt. that's where they live. end of story.
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fern, i got to hand it to you-- when you plan to trick someone, you go all the way. shh! keep your voice down and start digging. francine: hey, guys, look at this. these holes are really weird. could these possibly be from... both: giant worms? impossible. although... i agree they are weird. there, all done. what do you think of the giant worm? (screams) wow, it's even better than i thought. how's the slime coming? pretty good. but we could use a little bit more mint jelly.
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i must say, i was surprised to receive your phone call this morning. well, i need an author's photo as part of my latest story, so i thought, "brain is scientific. he'll take the best picture possible." i am a pretty good photographer. nice! hey! i'll take one of you now. right there. okay, here we go. i think it's perfect. but... what's that in the background? no, it just couldn't be. (gasps) could that thing have been a... a giant worm? and what's all this green slime? there must be a logical explanation. hey, we're right by the library.
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maybe we can find some answers in there. of course! the library! the computer said all the worm books are located right here. oh, no. they can't all be gone! huh? what's this? "from the national secret anti-worm squad. "make sure to remove all worm books "from the local library to keep people "from discovering the truth about the giant worm invasion of elwood city." (screams) gotcha. (gasps) there are no giant worms. there are no giant worms. there are no...
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(yawning): giant worms. what? mom? dad? newscaster: this invasion seems to have started in an elementary school in elwood city. but now... now they're everywhere! they're even in the studio! no! no! (screams) what's going on? (roars) (screams) (gasps) it's true, the worms are coming. the worms are coming!
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fern: binky, my friend, that was sheer genius. you should have seen the look on his face. (phone beeps) oh, hang on, i have another call. hello? you're doing what? (all talking at once): come on, let's show 'em! let's get those worms! thank you all for coming so quickly. as you all know, we have to stop these giant worms, and we have to do it now! kids: yeah! what have i done? aah! giant worms! we're doomed! binky, there are no giant worms, remember? you helped me with the hoax. so? just because it's a hoax doesn't mean it isn't true. we're doomed! kids: make the worms squirm! make the worms squirm! make the worms squirm! this all started with those worms in the school. let's get them first. kids: yeah!
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ah! they've got him in their wormy grip! we'll save you, mr. ratburn. (kids give battle cry) mr. ratburn: what's the meaning of thi... alan, whatever gave you the idea there were giant worms? there was extraordinary evidence: the worms in the garden; all those worm holes; the worm in the photo; and the national secret anti-worm squad. i mean, it was like... some fantastic story that fern would make up. fern: actually... uh, it was. i, uh, made everything up to show brain that i could tell a good story, and it, uh, got a little out of control. and i helped. i see. well, seeing as how that's all straightened out, would anyone like to see how real worms help the environment? i would. wonderful. well, then, let's get started. although it's perhaps not as exciting as fern's story, the truth is, worms are great recyclers.
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their amazing digestive system makes soil out of scraps. francine: wow, they're eating everything. brain: let me put something in. arthur: that's very interesting. yep, there are banana peels, apple cores and used tea bags in there. they can eat almost anything that comes from a plant. it's just one way we can all help protect the planet. buster: ♪ you're in them, you make them, you shoot them ♪ ♪ it's "postcards from you!" ♪ and now a video from you! ♪ it's "postcards from you!" ♪ this postcard was made by kids from the mission hill school in boston, massachusetts. oh, yeah! all: hi, buster! today we're planting trees. student: you dig a hole and you put the tree in the ground, you cover it, and you should water it. but why should we plant trees?
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all: trees help us breathe. when you cut down the trees, animals lose their home. please recycle. it will help save trees. please stop cutting down the trees. trees are important. all: tell more people to tell more people. buster: our next postcard was made by kids at city sprouts in cambridge, massachusetts. my name is shane. i'm moussa. my name is tia. we're going to show you how to make cider. we're going to be using fresh apples from a massachusetts orchard and a grinder and a press. the first step you have to do is you have to put the apple in the press and then you grind it. and we take the ground-up apples, put them in the press and we press all the juice out of them. and then pour it out in a cup.
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and now we're going to take it to the compost bin. this way we're going to recycle the apples and it will turn into good compost for our garden. all: cheers! buster: to see more "postcards from you!" visit tv announcer: welcome to smart accounting! starring lakewood elementary's favorite financial advisor, muffy crosswire! hi, everybody. ready to smarten up on your accounts? let's go to the phones. hello. you're on the air. binky (on phone): hi, muffy. i love your show. thank you. i just earned $25 baby-sitting. should i buy a new skateboard or put it in the bank? duh! put your money in the bank and save up for something really good, like designer pumps with bows. next call. francine: hi, muffy. i love your show!
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thank you. so do i. i just came back from going to the movies with my friend and i had to borrow money. i remember. do i just owe her the six dollars, or should i give her more than that? no, no, no, no, no! listen up, people. when you borrow money or ask someone a favor, you are in their debt, which is where you don't want to be. it was only six dollars. what about the popcorn she shared with you? and the sips of smoothie? okay, okay, so i owe you one. uh, uh, uh! the four words you should never say are "i owe you one," because it never ends up being only one. let me tell you a sad and true story about someone who found out the hard way. i only took one sip of your smoothie. shh, francine! i'm about to tell the story.
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hey! (blasting and beeping) bitzi: buster, i'm going out for the afternoon. i want those leaves raked by the time i get home at 5:00. (game blasting and beeping in distance) buster, did you hear me?! all right! i win again! another game? like you needed to ask. (gasps) 4:15 already? no, that can't be right. i've been playing since 12:00. aah! oh no! i'll never get the raking done. what am i going to do? um... okay, buster, i guess i could spare half an hour. i'll be there in a few minutes. (sighs)
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buster: oh, hey, arthur. there's a rake on the deck. we've got to be done by 5:00. you know, i was in the middle of reading persimmony glitchet, the bellicose bathroom. ooh... sorry, arthur. i really appreciate it. i owe you one. so what did you guys do yesterday? raked. raked. watched the gardener rake. me too. our yard had four weeks' worth of leaves and i only had half an hour to rake them all. good thing arthur came over to help me. lucky break. so now what are you going to do for him? do for him? uh... i don't know. he didn't ask for anything. he helped you without asking for anything in return? uh-huh. i mean, i said, "i owe you one," but he never collects. yep, arthur's a really great guy.
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what? buster, how many favors has he done for you? let's see, there was yesterday, a couple the day before that, that one on monday, about ten last week. so that's 14, carry the one... uh, a lot. why? buster, have you ever heard of interest? sure-- i have lots of interests: video games, aliens, video games about aliens... (sighs) not that kind of interest. i'll show you. muffy: let's say you've bought a bunch of stuff with a credit card, and this is how much money you've spent. we'll just call it "a lot." for however long you don't pay that money back, a little bit of money is added to it, which is called interest. then you owe money on the interest. then you owe even more money. and more and more and more and more and more. buster: what are you saying exactly?
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owing favors is like owing money, and that's how many favors you now owe arthur. huh? one day he could decide to collect all of them. what do you think of that? (gulps) (phone rings) hello? arthur: it's arthur. listen, i'm in a bind. could you come help me out? (eerie humming tone) thanks a bunch, buster. what's that sound? oh, nothing. come on in. buster, i'd like you to meet my houseguests. (gasps) arthur: they came to earth to capture a human and picked me, but i really wanted to stay here and finish this book. then i remembered all those favors you owed me. (loud clanking) (gasps) (zapping) (buster screams)
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(gasps) (sighs with relief) (someone raking outside) buster, i already raked the lawn this morning. good thing i showed up, then, because you missed some. why are you doing this? just wanted to start returning some of those favors i owe you before there's too much interest. huh? is there anything else you need done? buster, i'm really into this book right now. let's talk about this later, okay? well, when are you going to start wanting me to pay you back? binky: what are you doing? figuring out how many years till i'm out of debt. hey, binky, have you ever owed favors to anybody? me? owe something to somebody? not if they know what's good for them. yeah, that's what i thought. if you want to talk to someone
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about owing favors, talk to arthur. i lent him my hockey stick after he broke his last year. he said, "i owe you one", but... he hasn't paid you back? then there was the time i baby-sat for d.w. six straight hours of mary moo cow. i still haven't recovered. oh, it's no big deal, actually. what are friends for, right? "what are friends for?" exactly! (playing melody on clarinet) (someone raking leaves outside) what are you doing? paying you back. for what? you don't owe me anything. no, but arthur does. and i owe him for a lot of things. so if i pay you back, then i'm really paying him back. get it? not really. but hey, if you want to do stuff for me, that's cool. when do you want to start? i started. i raked your yard. oh no, my dad always does that. but i got other chores for you.
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okay. you can start by getting the gum off this sneaker. (phone rings) (yawns) hello? arthur: hey, buster, it's arthur. what are you doing this afternoon? (doorbell rings) hold on. hey, buster, binky told me you're doing all sorts of favors for him to pay arthur back. yeah? you know, arthur owed me a favor or two as well. uh, yeah, arthur. sorry, looks like i'm busy. arthur (disappointed): oh... okay. see you later then, i guess. yep.
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(exhales) (doorbell rings) (doorbell rings) (doorbell rings) (phone rings) excuse me a minute. hmm... mm-hmm. hey, buster, it's arthur. are you still busy? it's been almost two weeks since we've played together. i got two hours. movie theater. 4:00-- see you. this is so great! i thought maybe you were mad at me for saying... (cell phone rings) i gotta go.
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now? (movie music starts playing) ooh! arthur: hey, buster. what's going on? i'm paying you back. so you are mad. listen, i'm sorry i closed the door on you the other day, but it was a really great book and i wanted to... no, i'm paying back all the favors i owe you. i've only got a hundred and three to go. a hundred and three?! because of all the interest, and the interest on the interest, and... i don't understand it totally. i just know it's a lot of leaves. well, how is running away from me paying me back? buster: because i'm doing favors for all the people that you owe fav... (cell phone rings) (sighs) arthur: aah! (splash) arthur! are you okay? yeah, i'm just wet. here, take my jacket. it's dry. oh, and look at your bike. here, why don't you take my bike, too. whoo-hoo! i'm finally paying you back!
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yes! oh! (cell phone rings) listen, i'll borrow your jacket and your bike, but then we're even. you don't owe me any more favors. really? just please do your chores on time from now on, okay? it's a deal. (sniffling) oh, wasn't that a touching story? well, that's our show. until next time, this is smart accounting with muffy! hey! what are you doing? this is my show. but you owe me for that last time you borrowed "confuse the goose." says who? don't worry. we're even now. visit us on-line at: you can find arthur books and lots of other books, too, at your local library.
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buster: hi, everyone. it's me, buster. if you love all the pets and animals in elwood city, you'll love all the different animals i'm filming on my travels with my dad. whether they live on farms or in the wild, they're so much fun. (moos) and i'm sending them all back to arthur and the gang on my very own video postcards. they're postcards from buster. captioned by media access group at wgbh ♪ every day when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ and everybody that you meet ♪ has an original point of view ♪ ♪ and i say, hey ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ hey!
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from the u.s. department of education's ready-to-learn grant, by: and by: was an average dog ♪ ♪ she went... and... and... (barking, growls) ♪ when she ate some alphabet soup ♪ ♪ then what happened was bizarre. ♪ on the way to martha's stomach, the letters lost their way. they traveled to her brain, and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ now she speaks... how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks ♪ yeah, she speaks and speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks. what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks. ♪ hi, there. ♪ she's got a voice, she's ready to shout ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ sometimes wrong, but seldom in doubt ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ that dog's unique... testing, one, two. ♪ hear her speak ♪ martha speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks and... ♪ ♪ communicates, enumerates ♪ elucidates, exaggerates
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♪ indicates and explicates ♪ bloviates and overstates and... (panting) ♪ hyperventilates! ♪ martha-- to reiterate-- martha speaks. ♪ more broth. oh, hi, there. granny and i have a terrific show for you today. you'll hear words like "expand" and "reduce," "add" and "subtract"-- words that are about getting bigger and smaller and better. mmm... this batter still needs improvement. add bonemeal. your manners still need improvement. you should say "please." please enjoy our show. okay, dig in. (babbling) oh, uh, hello, jake.
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oh, uh... ah, help yourself. there's plenty more where that came from. (babbling) now what have you got to say for yourself? goo oup, mata. sounds like you missed a few letters there, jakey. (babbling) leaving out letters can really limit your speech. (skits barks) when you limit something, you stop it from getting bigger. like, jake's vocabulary would be limited without the letter "r." you can't say "martha" without it. (squealing) (barking) mata. mar... tha. let me tell you a story, jake. this happened a while back-- you might not remember it. i'd only been talking a few weeks... life with language was one big banquet. man (over speaker): can i help you? three burgers and three fries, please. and two additional burgers
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without the bun or the sauce. every day was full of surprises. oh, what a nice-looking doggy. oh, you're pretty easy on the eyes yourself. (gasps) yes, talking really opened doors. let me out. let me in! let me out. let me in! (slurping) of course, this was before the addition of the doggy door. let me out! there was no greater joy to me than talking. little did i know, trouble was cooking over at granny's soup factory. the soup company employed 26 alphabeticians. alf was an artist with as. barney made beautiful bs. and zelda's zs were full of zest. the soup company's founder, granny elsie, had promised...
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every letter in every can. but granny elsie wasn't running the show anymore. granny flo was, and she had different ideas. every letter in every can. outrageous! oh, kids these days are spoiled, i tell you. why, when i was a girl, we couldn't afford a whole alphabet. you had to make do with what you had. "w"? we never heard of "w." we had to get by on plain "u" and like it! by golly, i'm reding my staff. reducing? you mean...? i mean, i'm making my staff smaller. that's what you do when you reduce something. there'll be fewer letters in the soup, fewer people on the payroll. oh, and more money for you? why, yes. oh, uh, i... i mean, no. that's to keep people from being spoiled. 13 letters is plenty. it's time to round up my alphabeticians. half of them have laid out their last letter.
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attention! bye-bye, "b." sayonara, "s." toodle-oo, "t." adios, "a." i've been fired. (groaning) in addition to "d" and "s" and "l" and... wow. she's subtracting half the alphabet. granny flo: i wish there was some way i could fire less people, but there isn't. sorry. (laughing) sorry i didn't think of this sooner. (laughing) but, granny, won't people notice you've subtracted half the letters from the alphabet soup? we're reducing letters, not flavor. no one will notice a thing. martha: in a few days, the soup with fewer letters was in supermarkets, my dinner bowl and my brain, but with half the alphabet subtracted, things just weren't the same.
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goo oup o. huh? what did you just say? i... i goo oup o. (laughs) i wasn't trying to be funny. i was trying to say, "good soup today," but with half the letters in my words gone... (laughing): it sounds like you got a frog in your throat. (hocking) ah... (laughs) no, there's not really a frog in there. it's an expression-- it means you're hoarse. maybe if you rest your voice, it'll be better tomorrow. (birds chirping) (both yawning) martha: but the next day, it was worse. my ability to speak was being reduced by the minute. instead of "good morning," i said... goo oig, h. the letters granny subtracted from the soup were disappearing from my brain. ohigiwog. "something is wrong," i said. wogo!
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"my words are gone." what? what is it, martha? what's wrong? wogo! wogo! wogo! at first, i wasn't certain how limited my speech was. when i tried to say, "hello, grandma lucille. how's it going?" it came out... hog, you hogg. (all gasping) (babbling) dad: anything for you, martha? but it's really hard to order a burger without "buh" and "er." ug! aren't you feeling well? ug! ug! what's wrong? i think her stomach is upset. she keeps saying, "ugh." i... i ug! hmm, maybe we ought to limit her diet to alphabet soup for a while. i ug! i ug! man (over speaker): sorry, could you repeat that? hello? i ate greater and greater amounts of alphabet soup,
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thinking more letters would help. o-goo. no good. nothing worked. martha's speech is really becoming diminished. diminished? is that another language? i thought martha only spoke english and dog. no. diminish means something is becoming smaller. helen: martha's speech is definitely diminishing. she's saying less and less. i'm afraid martha is losing her habilidad, her ability to speak. i couldn't imagine not being able to talk. i'd be just another dog scratching at the door to go out. (whimpers) it's your turn to walk the dog. not me. i did it last week. what dog? i couldn't stand that. i'd gotten used to having a greater vocabulary than "woof." helen: martha, where are you going?
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martha: i wandered the streets for hours. i was so upset, i didn't even bark at the stinking pigeons. wogo. whihgo? my words are gone. where did they go? (car horns honking) whoo, whoo? what to do? what to do? i'd been wandering for some time, when suddenly... (sniffing) i smelled something familiar... and delicious. oup o. "soup's on," i said. or tried to. (panting) well, hello there, doggy. are you hungry?
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how about a nice bowl of alphabet soup? let me know if you want more. there it is. a perfect "a." oh, and look at that "l." boy, lou, sure had a way with pasta. (sighs) my last can of real alphabet soup. it's just not the same since granny left half the letters out. (gasps): what did you say? what did i say? hah! did you hear that? i can talk again. isn't that stupendous? i didn't know you could talk in the first place. it's a long story. now, what's all this about granny subtracting letters? she reduced her staff by half. the new cans of soup only have "some letters" instead of "every letter." (laughing) ♪ a-b-c-d-e-f-g ♪ h-i-j-k-l-m-n-o-p ♪ q-r-s-t-u-v ♪ w-x-y and z
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♪ now i have all 26 ♪ there are soup cans to be fixed. ♪ thanks, alf. now, where's grrranny?! granny flo: ha-ha! my profits keep climbing higher and higher. i don't know when i've made more money. firing those workers was the best decision i ever made. you broke your promise! who said that? oh. did you speak? martha: every letter in every can. you promised. but reducing letters was good for business. good soup is your business. put all the letters back in the soup. but my profits will be diminished. don't be a grrreedy grrranny! oh, granny elsie, have mercy. i promise i'll never subtract letters from the soup again. well, you'd better not.
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(phone dialing) hello? alf? i stayed with granny flo until she'd phoned all the fired employees, and added them back to her staff. what would people do without dogs? so you see, jake, the addition, or subtraction, of a letter can really make a difference. mom: jake? you're being entirely too quiet in there. what are you up to? martha. how many times do i have to tell you? human babies learn to talk as they get older, not from eating soup. here, let me help. i hate to see a single letter go to waste. (jake laughing) martha: addition and subtraction are simple. when you subtract, you take something away, and you have less. when you add,
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you put something in, and you have more. watch. see how there are fewer biscuits? i subtracted one from the table and added it to my belly. (whimpering) i've subtracted another biscuit. my belly is really happy to have that additional biscuit. subtraction-- i'm reducing the biscuits on the table; addition-- i'm putting more biscuits in my belly. (munching) (gasps) helen?! i'm going to need additional biscuits. a puddle of water... (laughing) a yard full of mud, and thou. i tell you, skits, it doesn't get any better than this. (gasps) but you could improve your attack. (barks) improve. it's when you make something better. like adding gravy to roast beef.
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or adding gravy to anything. (skits barks) (straining): yeah, okay. that's a small improvement. but i bet you can't do it again! that's better. nope. not much room for improvement there. yup. (humming tune) whoa! whoops! whoa! whoa. after you. mom: quedó perfecto! just perfect. mrs. blatsky is going to love it. (babbling) (gasps) (all sigh) allow me. gracias. de nada. oh, my. where did you learn such beautiful manners? from my beautiful wife. she's always telling me how to behave. oh, brother. you mind your manners.
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(barking) no, skits! don't jump! (all yelling) oh... (skits barking) dad: bad dog! bad! you have got to learn better manners. (whimpering) mom: this actually may be an improvement. it's much simpler. mrs. blatsky likes stark minimalism. ugh, it's going to sound so lame when i tell mrs. clusky my dog ate my science project. (whimpering) it's okay, skits. i know you didn't mean to. helen, you're not doing skits any favors by letting him misbehave. he didn't mean to misbehave. skits is your dog. it's your responsibility to train him. okay, dad. i don't know anything about dog training. you don't have to. these guys are training experts. they'll show you how it's done.
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we've got the mutt murmurer; cousin morty; pooch-ma. what's that? yoga for dogs. it comes with a 15 minute med-dog-tation. (laughing) oh, you laugh. but it says here, "you'll see immediate improvement. you're only hours away from a perfectly behaved dog." i'd be happy if he just learned not to jump up. (static hissing) td: cool! this is the mutt murmurer. his show is super popular. (mumbling) i can't understand a word he said. that's why he's called the mutt murmurer. he murmurs. (growling) (whimpering) what a bully! i don't think i can be all mean like that. it's not mean. it's being the boss. you know-- the alpha dog. it's all in the eye contact. watch.
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i wasn't hungry anyway. (laughing) (clearing throat) how did you do that? mm, i actually am the alpha dog. (static hissing) (barking) oh, my dog. cousin morty is so proud. i like this guy. me, too. but how does he get the dog to behave, just like that? it says here, "cousin morty develops a trusting relationship with each dog." develop? isn't that when something changes little by little? yeah, why?that's no good. we need skits to change a lot-- and right away. maybe morty's method makes dogs develop super fast. yeah. try it. off. (grunts) whoa... (laughing) well, at least somebody got off the couch. expand your mind. feel the growth of calmness.
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i'm not sure this is doing anything. (td grunts) i'm just trying to figure out how she got her legs behind her head. (door opens)mom: i'm home! (skits barks, crashing) skits! oh, no! skits' mind may have expanded, but his manners are just the same. uh-oh. (grunts) how are you at untying knots? (crickets chirping) (sighs) i did everything the experts said, but nothing worked. skits still has bad manners. well, you'll have to figure something out. he has to learn to behave. ser bueno. you know, be good, do as he's told. no, i know what "behave" means, but skits is just behaving like skits. he's jumpy-up-y. skits is too big to be so wild. what if he knocks over grandma? or jake? someone could get hurt. (babbling) if skits keeps misbehaving, he'll have to be an outside dog. how do you think that would make him feel?
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kind of left out and sad, i guess. he really likes being around people. exactamente! exactly! dogs are happier when they have rules. rules show them what to do to stay out of trouble. hey, guys. dad's home. i'm so hungry, i could eat my tie. (barking) (grunts): oh! (pants) you may have to. don't worry. we'll have this cleaned up in no time. (whimpers, engine starts) (howls) helen: can't skits come to burger barn, too? after last time? he kept jumping all over the car and stepping on us. and on my burger. (skits barks) helen: don't worry, skits. we'll be right back. i promise! (whines) hey, skits. i got you a burger barn beefariffic bonanza. (gasps): oh, no! holy cannoli!
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(skits barks) skits! skits! does skits have to stay outside? i'm afraid so. i just can't trust him in the house until he develops some manners. but what if he doesn't? what if he neverimproves at all? well... maybe we can talk to td's uncle about letting skits live on the farm with him. mom, no! we can't send skits away. we're his family. skits could jump all he wanted in the country, and we could go visit every now and then. you had a good time at ck's farm, didn't you, martha? it was okay, but a flock of sheep isn't a family. we'll talk about it tomorrow. buenas noches. try to get some sleep. i can't believe skits might have to go away. don't worry, helen. we'll figure something out. wow, that's harsh! if i had to have good manners to live at my home, i would have been sent to live with my uncle years ago.
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why didn't skits learn anything from those shows? when we trained martha, she learned stuff right away. well, i wasn't perfect. i didn't jump up, but i did wet the rug. i couldn't figure out that i was supposed to go outside. dad would walk me around and around and around. and then, we'd go back inside where it was all nice and warm (martha barks) and... whoosh! martha! i don't remember that. you were little. so how did you learn where to go? same way anyone learns anything, i guess. practice. of course. ugh! i can't believe i've been such a goof. here i am watching all these shows and seeing all the other dogs learning everything right away and thinking skits should be like them. i mean, those shows promise immediate results, right? yep. uh-huh. but that's tv. in reality, if you want to get better at something, you have to practice. and we're going to start right now. skits, sit.
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(pants) sit! sit! sit. (grunting) whoa! whoa! (skits barks) now that's what i call progress. progress? yeah. progress is when you slowly get better at something, right? yeah. then skits is definitely making progress. he got his rump on the ground that time. (helen and td laughing) if skits progressed any more slowly, he'd be standing still. (straining, grunting) heel, skits. heel! good, skits! now that's progress. (squirrel chitters) (barks) whoa! and that isn't. heel, skits! whoa! (thuds) stay, skits. stay.
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wow. what an improvement. i'm seeing real growth in skits' manners. (squirrel chitters) (barks) whoa! oops. sorry. he'll get it. he just needs more practice. skits, sit. sit! skits, sit. sit! yay! (grunts) down. good, skits. (squirrel chitters) (skits whimpers) it's easier to stay put if you pretend he isn't there.
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good job, skits! yeah! all right! all right! (humming) hmm? (screams) (skits barks) look out! (moans) well, i'll be. good boy, skits. martha: and that's not all. helen has taught skits a bunch of new tricks. show them, helen. skits, lie down. roll over. this is my favorite. give me a kiss-ey. i've got to hand it to you, helen. i didn't think skits would ever learn. cousin morty says, "any dog can be a good dog. it just takes practice and patience." and a lot of love. (giggling) martha, what's skits looking for? (barking) (yelling) a bassoon. helen: a bassoon? a bassoon is a woodwind musical instrument.
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helen: why does he want a bassoon? don't ask him. he's just a dog. oh, hey! you can help skits by playing a new game on called "in the park with skits." help him find furniture, backpacks and lots more. but be careful. i hear there are some very suspicious cats. and you know what cats mean-- game over! wow, a bassoon. weird. whoa! what's he looking for now? a boomerang. check out "in the park with skits" at and click. helen: help! oh, hi. did you catch all those big and small words? let's watch them one more time. reducing? you mean... i mean, i'm making my staff smaller. that's what you do when you reduce something. no, "diminish" means something is becoming smaller. martha: improve. it's when you make something better. like addingravy to roast beef. see you next time. i need to take a nap while my belly diminishes.
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hi, there! dash here! to reveal my secret treasure, find the matching numbers like these number 5s! ready? what number is this? one! and this? one! do we have match? yes! two! 4! do we have a match? no! two! two! do we have a match? yes!
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there's just one match left! kids: 4! what is our secret treasure? the number 3! that's right! curious george has our secret treasure, the number 3. now go to and see what happens when you find today's secret treasure. thanks for playing! got to dash! (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: have over 90 years of first steps behind them. what he does know is that, today, he's started walking, and life got a whole lot more exciting. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george." can fuel a lifetime of learning. early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. funding for curious george is provided
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narrator: it had been raining in the country a lot. rainy days were great for vegetables... and pigs. (tractor sputtering, mr. renkins grunting) but not for tractors. (sighs) i'm going to need a tow truck. (allie sighs) i wish we had something fun to do, huh, george? uh-huh. bill: whoa! whoa...! (grunts) my toss is way off since i sprained my thumb. ah. (chatters a question) thumb-wrestling injury. (sighs) i really miss it. sorry about your paper. it's okay. (gasps) hey, that's something fun to do. we could get the paper down. (hooting quietly)
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first we have to build an elevator... ah. oh. whoa. bill: crazy, huh? an artist next town over made a giant sculpture of his dog. hey! that would be fun. let's do that. let's make a ginormous sculpture. ooh, ha-ha-ha-ha. i wish i could make a ginormous sculpture, but i've got this bum thumb. hmm. oh, you can "stupervise." uh-huh, uh-huh. cool. so... what should we make? hmm. hmm. (chattering thoughtfully) suddenly, george saw the perfect thing. (chatters "hey!") (chattering) my thumb? oh, yeah, my thumb. great idea. it's easy, it's still,
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and... it's a great thumb. but how are we supposed to make it if we can't see it? (chatters thoughtfully) aha! i guess we could sculpt my left thumb, but my right thumb looks better. i know, follow me. whoa! having a sprained thumb also makes it hard to steer. (hooting) bill: you can use these pictures. here's me and my thumb at a fishing tournament last year. this is us eating watermelon... and here we are showing my mom how much we like her spaghetti. good times. narrator: now that they knew what to sculpt, they needed something to sculpt with. fortunately, george had some clay. (grunting)
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unfortunately, he didn't have enough. oh... hey, just checking to see how my thumb is com... (hoots anxiously) aah! you call that a ginormous sculpture? oh, we got work to do. a ginormous sculpture needs a ginormous amount of clay. oh. that's all you've got? uh-huh. hmm, maybe we could use something else to make our sculpture. (chatters a question) lunchtime. anyone for peanut butter sandwiches? uh, yes. yes. (hooting happily) here, the mud will stick to the cardboard instead of your feet. i already knew that. (chattering) (grunting, lips smacking) no, can't eat. i've got to clean up and call a tow truck. (lips smacking) (talking indistinctly with mouth full) both (mumbling): hmm?
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whatever we use... (gulps) ...has to be soft and squish-able... like clay. (gulps) hey, peanut butter is squish-able. do you have any more? my grandparents make their own. wow. whoa. ooh. (frustrated grunting) but peanut butter was too sticky. oops, uh, messy. (pigs snorting) (george giggling) (laughs) i guess we need something else. they needed something squish-able like clay but not stick-able like peanut butter. (pigs snorting) and then
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george saw something that might help his sculpture take shape. aha. (chattering) shaving cream. it was squish-able and non-stick-able. but after a while, it was nothing but drip-able. (sighs sadly) (snorting) sorry, we're all out of peanut butter, mr. pig, but i could make you a nice mud pie. would you like that? (snorting) i can only make one, though, 'cause i have to get back to building our ginormous sculpture. and then george realized, they had the perfect stuff for sculpting right underfoot. (chatters "hey, yeah") (chattering enthusiastically) are you kidding? big kids like me don't make mud pies. (gasps) you're right, george.
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we can use mud to make our sculpture. yeah. why didn't i think of that? hmm, you're pretty smart for a city kid. (chuckles) (mumbling) the mud worked great. (mumbling) but the trouble with the towering tall thumb was it got tippy. (grunting) (frustrated chattering) hmm. (hooting excitedly) unless you already started with a tower. allie: whoops. but the mud fell off the tower. oh. here, the mud will stick to the cardboard instead of your feet. aha!
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george decided to fill those empty spaces with cardboard. (hooting) (grunting) now we're cooking. what happened? (groans) oh. but his filler got floppy when wet. george needed to wrap his tower with something mud didn't turn to mush. (gibbering) like mesh. hey, aha! (chickens clucking) they were finally ready to build their sculpture. or not. too runny.
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hmm... ah. aha. oops, too thick. look, it works. ah. (chuckles) wow. narrator: once allie perfected her mud recipe, their gianormous sculpture really started shaping up. looking good! uh-huh! uh, the tractor is in really deep. i've never seen this much mud in my life... (muttering) how did...? i'm telling you, it was buried. (sighs) (engine starting) i wonder where all that mud went.
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cool! i like it. uh-huh! yeah, it looks great. oops. we look awful. i'll get a hose so you can wash up. (laughter) bill: there. all better. i want to show grandma and grandpa. hey. (chattering questioningly) nah, i just want to spend some time with my thumb. oh. (giggles and chatters) so that's where all that mud went. that's a good- lookin' thumb. yup, she's a beauty. your thumb is going to be famous, bill. people are going to come from all over the world just the see it! yeah. uh-huh! well, if you say so.
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(bus approaching) what on earth? excuse me. we're looking for the giant sculpture of the... thumb?! no. dog. we don't have a dog, but we have this. that's some thumb. yup, i'm pretty proud of it. and it's an original work of... mud. we've been driving around all afternoon looking for that giant dog. but there's no better statue then the one that you can find. we should have packed a lunch. i'm hungry. me, too. (overlapping chatter) man: we've got to get some food somewhere. woman: i'm starving! ah! man: oh, thank you! peanut butter. mmm, mmm. mmm, mmm. this day went from being boring to way better. uh-huh! bill: yeah. it's a great thumb.
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kid: george and allie used mud to make a big thumb. we are using mud to make little houses. boy: we're making a structure of what we want to make, and then put mud over it. well, the structure is supposed to hold up the mud and keep it in that place. girl: i used a lot of dirt and only a little water to make thick mud. kid: i have a rough surface and i'm going to smoothen it. that's a rough surface, but if you put the mud on, then it will look like a flat surface. kid: here's my finished mud house. we're finishing up this little cottage. kid: we tried to make walls out of paper and mud. i clumped some mud up. kid: the mud didn't stay on the paper. we got the idea of a piece of paper on the ground, then some mud, and we dragged it all the way and put it on the cottage. kid: the mud walls are staying up perfectly. there's nothing more funner than mud!
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(camera shutter clicking) narrator: george loved having his photo taken. especially with the man with the yellow hat. (giggling) (camera shutter clicking) ooh. long face. aa-aah... (camera shutter clicks) (laughs) silly face? uh-huh, uh-huh. (camera shutter clicks) (chattering excitedly) (whirring, beep) oh. uh-huh. uh-huh. another masterpiece for the fridge. mm. too bad i can't use this in my passport. oh. ready for that line? narrator: george came prepared. he had his bouncy-yo. ah. narrator: part bouncy ball, part yo-yo,all fun. george, say cheese. (giggles) man: wow! nice camera, betsy! thanks. there's a kids' photography contest tonight, and i'm entering. i just need one more shot.
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hmm. hey, george, maybe you can help. do something fun, will you? oh. (giggles and chatters) oh, that's it. hold it! (snapping) perfect! want to see? uh-huh, uh-huh. man: that's great! thanks. want to try it, george? uh-huh. you just point the lens at something, look through here, and when you're ready to take a picture, push this button. ah. (george giggles) (laughs) wow, george, you're a natural! yeah. want to come to my house and see how it looks printed out? uh-huh. man: oh, and miss all the fun you'll have waiting in line? huh? (laughs) ah. (laughs) have fun.
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see you later. betsy: okay. first, i hook up the camera to the computer with this cable. uh-huh. and copy the photos onto the computer. ooh. (betsy sighs) ah. (giggles) then i get rid of the photos on the camera, so there's room for new pictures next time i want to use it. oh! then i click on the photos i want to print, and the printer does the rest. (whirring) what do you think? i call it "out of sight shapes," because there's a shape hiding in each picture. ah, uh-huh. huh?
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this one's a triangle. three sides and three corners. a triangle. oh. my other photos have a square, a circle and a curve. ah. betsy? better hurry if you want a new outfit for tonight. (grunts) shopping! ick! be right there! hey, a bouncy-yo! aha! don't mess with my photos while i'm away, okay, steve? (scoffs) who needs your old photos? we've got a bouncy-yo. oh. right. okay. bye! now, let's see what this baby can do. ah. (chattering) george, relax. i'm not some little kid. when you get to be my age, you're a bouncy-yo master.
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(gasps) (panicked chattering) (grunts) (sighs) whoa! oh! (gasps) (beep) (george gasps and chatters) don't touch anything, george! i got it. (computer trills) oh. oh, no! (george grunts and whines) oh, no! oh, no! (yelling) (george panting) (hooting) ah. ah. ah. what are we going to do? oh.
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ah. (chatters excitedly) ah! aha! huh? (mouse clicks) uh-huh. huh? oh, i get it. we take new pictures for betsy, print them out, and we're all good. uh-huh! (chatters) ah, we got lots of time. the photo thing isn't till 4:00. we just have to make sure we don't run into... betsy?! (grunts) george? that was weird. ugh. it's gonna be tough taking pictures with aunt margaret and betsy shopping all around here. (chatters) okay, new plan. you take pictures; i'll take care of betsy. (chatters)
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hi, betsy. hi, aunt margaret. oh, hey! i thought i saw george. uh... what? aunt margaret, let me take betsy shopping. i love shopping! oh, really? uh, sure. plus, i know what all the cool kids wear. see ya. well, okay. steve, the shoe store's right there. i know a shortcut. george had to hurry. he needed four photos with four shapes by 4:00. the first snapshot was a snap. all george had to do was wait for the shape to show up. (all grunting) (grunting) ah. (shutter clicks) a triangle. three sides... three corners. aha!
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george? uh, let's buy you a dress. but what about george? uh, george doesn't wear dresses. the next shape was easy to get around to as well. it was a picture of a circle. oh. mm-hmm. aha! ooh... (shutter clicks) uh-huh. now george only had to find two hidden shapes. but first, he had to hide himself. (quiet chattering) that's some hat, betsy, but you're not wearing it right. betsy: steve! i can't see anything! of course you can't.
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you've got a hat over your eyes, silly girl! hmm. those looked like the cans in betsy's photo. huh. he had the cans. but where was the square? (george groans) and then suddenly, everything lined up. it was a square. four corners,four sides, all of them the same. (excited shout) now the only picture george needed was a picture of himself. and a curve. (groans) how was george going to take a picture of... george? ah! (chattering quietly) (shutter clicks)
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(chatters) uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. (laughs) george hooked up the camera just like betsy had done. then clicked his photos... and pressed "print." (door creaks open) (gasps) wait! you need a new hairdo! ♪ be-doo-be-doo. ahem. (chatters quietly) what? steve: i'm sorry, betsy. we didn't mean to mess up your photos. it just happened. so that's what you've been up to. uh-huh. you didn't really mess them up. (george chatters quietly) george & steve: ah, phew! they were there all the time?
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a good photographer always saves her work. if anything happens to her pictures, she can print new ones. betsy: these are really good, george! steve: hey, look! george: ooh. steve: your shadow. there you are again. you're in every picture! betsy: hey! you should enter the contest, too! uh-huh? definitely. but they need a title. (gasps) i have the perfect title for george's photos! man: for her out-of-sight pictures about out-of-sight shapes, our next award goes to... betsy! (applause) and our final award goes to george for his imaginative entry: "photos of a monkey taking photos of a monkey." (chatters) george really liked taking pictures, but not as much as he liked having his picture taken with his friends.
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to form a triangle so he could take a picture. we are making shapes, too. today we're gonna make shapes out of our bodies. boy: but before we do that, we're gonna plan them on a paper. because if we don't plan it out, then people won't know what we're gonna do. the shape that i am making is an oval. it is kind of a circle, but it's a little bit bigger. tasha: turn on your sides. both facing that way. it's so hard! girl: their legs weren't long enough to reach the others, so we had to push them in. (laughter) you have to get up high to actually see the shape. boy: yeah, it's really looking like a star. boy 2: i made a human body. boy: i need someone who's flexible so that they can make the head. i'm gonna be the head. it's kind of like art and sculpting. it's really fun, really interesting and really cool.
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announcer: labor day on pbs kids. hi, neighbor! one little idea... do something nice for your neighbor! is about to become one big celebration: neighbor day. neighbor day! we can do lots of neighborly things for our neighbors. announcer: don't miss this amazing musical event! ♪ you can do something nice for your neighbor ♪ thank you, daniel. it's neighbor day! announcer: it's neighbor day on "daniel tiger's neighborhood" monday, september 2nd on pbs kids or watch daniel any time at cat: "hold me baaaaaack!" cat: "ha-ha-ha-ha" cat: "oh yeah!" peg plus cat a new show coming this fall to pbs kids (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: we believe that learning and curiosity go hand in hand. early learning academy,
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proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. 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: hola! curious george loves experimenting with sound. let's play a game. which instrument sounds like this? [tapping] a drum! right! now which instrument makes this sound. [horn playing] a trumpet! great job! you can play more games like this with curious george at and now... [trumpet playing] it's "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that" next.
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announcer: the new pbs for ipad app. you'll never know what you'll find. [dog barks] announcer: available now in the app store. hi. it's me--coach hooper-- and i've got my special whistle, which means it's time to get up and exercise! [telephone ringing] wow! it's also time to get a new whistle. ok, now, let's get moving because today, we're going to exercise like we're bugs. ♪ first flap those wings like a dragonfly, like a butterfly ♪ ♪ keep flapping, and moving ♪ look at you go ♪ now climb up the window, climb up the door ♪ ♪ like a spider, oh yeah!
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♪ it's so much fun to be a bug ♪ and jump up high ♪ you're a cricket, that's what you do ♪ ♪ and grasshoppers, too awesome job! and if you want to try out more exercises with me, just visit anytime you want. see you soon! 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 ♪
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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) ♪ aw. nick, look what i've got. hey, a hamster. her name's honey. and guess what she has? a baby hamster! can i hold it, sally? sure.
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come on, little guy. they're so cute. watch this. honey likes to ride on my shoulder. maybe baby hamster would like that, too. (squeaking) (giggling) he's tickling my neck. (both laughing) now he's gone down by back. whoa! i've got him! bravo! it's the cat. the cat in the hat. that is one fantastic, wiggle, jiggle dance. i wasn't dancing. i was trying to hold the baby hamster. maybe we aren't holding him right. do you know the right way, cat? how do you hold a baby? oh, there are so many different ways. do you use a pan, a small banjo? or one of santa's old sleighs? (giggling) that doesn't sound right. i know! why don't we go to ozzywaz outback? i have friends there who know a lot about carrying babies. that sounds great. can we go? we can. your mother will not mind at all if you do.
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(giggling) mom? can nick and i go to the ozzywaz outback to find out how to carry the baby hamster? sally's mom: the ozzywaz outback? sure, but make sure you carry yourselves back home soon. we will. both: we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! buckle up. (horn honking) (clicking) flip the jigger-mawizzer! (giggling) (horn honking) isn't this fun? both: yahoo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today ♪ ♪ to ozzywaz outback where we will see ♪ ♪ some fancy new ways to hold a baby ♪
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♪ here we go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go (horn honking) welcome to ozzywaz outback. does anyone see my friend wilma the wolf spider? we're too big to visit a spider. not for long. press the shrinkamadoodle, nick. (giggling) (horn honking) (popping) let's see if wilma's home. wilma! sh, sh, sh, sh, you'll wake the babies. so sorry. no worries. it's good to see you. meet my friends sally and nick. hi. hello. oh, g'day, mates. can you help us? we want to know about the best way to carry a baby. baby: mommy, mommy! uh-oh, here comes trouble.
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all: mommy, mommy! wow. you've got a lot of babies. mommy. you've a giant baby wagon or a multi-seat stroller? no, i use the hairs on my back of course. take a look. all aboard! (all grunting) nick: that looks like fun. (giggling) can we try? yeah, you sure can. let the babies grab hold of the bristles on your back. uh, we don't have bristles. lucky that i have some bristle-o-matic jackets with me. cool. thanks, cat. all: mommy, mommy. (giggling) look, we're bristly now, just like wilma. (both giggling) come on, babies, hop on. (cooing) look at all the spider babies we're carrying. this is awesome! (giggling) ♪ babies, we're carrying babies ♪ ♪ no if's or but's or maybe's ♪
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♪ it's a gently does it, don't you love it ♪ ♪ baby carrying day (giggling) ♪ how does wilma carry her babies? ♪ ♪ does she put them in a sack? no! ♪ ♪ she carries them on her back ♪ (giggling) these bristles on our back really work. but i think the babies would rather be with their mom. come on, little ones. hop on. thank you for showing us a great way to carry babies, wilma. and there's so many more ways to see. to the thingamajigger! bye, wilma. bye, babies. bye. ooh! i can see the ocean. cat: that's where we're going to find dilly the crocodile right by the seashore. dilly's quite large. and we're still spider size. press the bigamaboodle, sally.
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(horn honking) ♪ well, hello, dilly. meet sally and nick. hello. ooh, you are just in time. my eggs are hatching. oh, whoa, whoa, whoa. it's time! it's time! all: mommy! ooh, hello. both: aw. now, i need to carry you all somewhere safe. wah! you're not gonna eat them, are ya? oh, no, i'm not. this is my way to carry my babies. wah! all: mommy! we could help carry some. thank you. but you need a big mouth like mine. crocodile mouths, coming right up. sally: thanks, cat.
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ready? ready. baby crocs, climb aboard. (giggling) ♪ babies, we're carrying babies ♪ ♪ no if's or but's or maybe's ♪ ♪ it's a gently does it, don't you love it ♪ ♪ baby carrying day ♪ how does dilly carry her babies? ♪ ♪ they are ever so young ♪ so she carries them on her tongue ♪ all: mommy! mommy! there you are, little crocodile. you can go back to your mom. all: mommy! mommy! that was fun. (giggling) they did jump about in my croc mouth, but it's a fun way to carry a baby. and there's still one more way to see.
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next stop, a mom who lives in a tree. both: yay! bye, dilly. see you later. buh-bye, everyone. oh. there's coco's place. the tallest gum tree in ozzywaz outback. hmm? coco! that koala could be anywhere. huh? what's a koala? a cuddly little thing who likes to live in gum trees like this. oh! careful, cat! (grunting) is that coco? cat: it is. (yawning) good day, cat. and a very good day to you, coco. meet my friends nick and sally. sorry for waking you up. no worries. i just nodded off there. who looks after your baby while you sleep? i do. (gasping) where is he? mm-hmm? surprise! both: whoa! hi, baby. meet my joey.
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(giggling) sally: you have a special pocket to keep your baby in. what a great way to carry a baby. why not try it for yourselves? cool! our own pouches. (giggling) can we take turns carrying joey? (gasping) oh, i don't know about that. he doesn't like to leave his mom. you're right, but three toy koalas will do. they're packed in the trunk with thing 1 and thing 2. (whistling) both: hello! ta-da! (gibbering) ouch! (laughing) (gibbering) yahoo! (gibbering) thanks, things. thing 1 and 2: bye! let's see how to carry a baby koala style! ♪ babies, we're carrying babies ♪ ♪ no if's or but's or maybe's ♪
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♪ it's a gently does it, don't you love it ♪ ♪ baby carrying day ♪ how does coco carry her babies? ♪ ♪ she climbs as high as a rocket ♪ ♪ she puts him in her pocket ♪ that is a great way to carry a baby. (gasping) we could carry the little hamster like that. hmm, i've got another idea. then what are we waiting for? to the thingamajigger! bye, coco. bye, joey. (yawning) bye-bye. (giggling) to carry a baby, now which way is best? on your back, in your mouth, or a pouch on your chest? the answer is plain and easy to see. i'll do it the way that works best for me. ah! (squeaking) so how should we carry the baby hamster? on our backs like a spider?
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yikes! no, too tickly. we can't put him in our mouth. (giggling) yuck! too furry on the tongue. and we don't have pouches. so what do we do? all the babies we met, we happiest with their moms. why don't we just leave them here together? you're right. (squeaking) sally and nick: aw. they're so cute. sally's mom: sally? nick? who wants ice cream? both: me! (both giggling) aw, aren't moms great? (squeaking) cat: oh. hi, kids. it's important to eat your vegetables. but which one of these is really a fruit? is it a cabbage? or is it a carrot? or is it a tomato? so which if these foods is really a fruit? did you say that it's the tomato? a tomato has seeds inside.
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so that makes it a fruit. did you get it this time? well, next time i'll stump you for sure. both: time to take a picture with our snap-o-rama cameras. i'll take the picture. and i'll guess what it is. sally: take a guess. nick: hmm. it looks like a hairy straw. (giggling) oh, hey, it looks like a feather. that's right, nick. this is a feather from a sparrow. how come the feather is on the ground? birds will sometimes lose their feathers so that new ones can grow in. great photo, sally. (both giggling) ♪ (both giggling) yay, i win! it was almost a tie, sally. (giggling) we're both pretty fast, nick. i wish we could go even faster. yay!
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go, go, go! woo-hoo! as fast as a car? as fast as an airplane! or a peregrine. whoa! ta-da! it's the cat! the cat in the hat. what's a peregrine? my friend perry the peregrine. he's the fastest creature in the world. but what is a peregrine? why don't we let it be a surprise? wow! i love surprises. if perry's the fastest creature in the world, he must be a cheetah. (roaring) or a dolphin. (squeaking) or a monkey swinging through the trees. ooh-ooh-ah-ah! ooh-ooh-ah-ah! oh, waiting is hard, isn't it? let's get to steep 'n deep cliffs right now so you can see for yourself. your mother will not mind at all if you do. mom, can we go with cat to steep 'n deep cliffs to meet perry the peregrine the fastest creature in the world?
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nick's mom: a peregrine on steep 'n deep cliffs? okay, but hurry back. (giggling) we will. both: we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! you know, i might just be the fastest fish in the world. (panting) did you see that? no one can swim around my bowl faster. (giggling) that's pretty speedy. you're the fastest fish i know. buckle up. (horn honking) (clicking) flip the jigger-mawizzer! (giggling) (horn honking) isn't this fun? both: yahoo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away ♪
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♪ go, go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today ♪ ♪ we're off to see perry who goes at top speed ♪ ♪ to learn to go faster, we'll follow his lead ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go (horn honking) cat: here we are. steep 'n deep cliffs. sally: wow. do you see your friend? how big is he? hmm, he's smaller than we are. so we should get smaller, too. press the shrinkamadoodle, sally. (giggling) ♪ perry! look, there he is. nick: perry's a bird! that's right. a peregrine falcon.
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that is a surprise! sally: it looks like he's just hanging in the air. just looking around, perry doesn't go fast. but when he does go fast, there's no beating him. ooh. all: whoa! hi, cat. great to see you. hello. oh, and you brought some friends. nick, sally, meet my fast friend perry the peregrine falcon. hi, perry. hi, perry. hi, everybody. how did you get down here from up there so quick? can you show us how to go fast like you? i'd be happy to show you a few tricks. follow me. um, perry? we can't fly. hmm, arms instead of wings. huh, and no big chest muscles like me for flapping. i don't think this is going to work. children are not meant to fly. that is true. unless they've got help from thing 1 and thing 2.
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(whistling) both: hello! ah-ha! (grunting) ooh. ta-da! bye-bye! hmm, what does this button do? (beeping) whoa, wings! (beeping) wow! i bet we can go fast now. but how will we know how fast we're going? you need a zoom-o-meter. what's a zoom-o-meter? this is a zoom-o-meter. cat: a zoom-o-meter is the best kind of gizmo i know for measuring how many zooms you can go. how fast am i, fish? according to the zoom-o-meter, you're zooming as fast as a turtle. i can zoom faster than that. so can i! (both panting) (laughing) now you're as fast as bunnies.
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bunnies? that's not very fast. uh, you'll go faster than that when we're flying. up we go! (panting) both: huh? let's try them out. hey, it works! yay! yahoo! yippee! we're doing it! we're flying! this is amazing! (laughing) fly, nick! fly, sally! follow the leader, sally. (laughing) both: woo-hoo! my turn to lead, nick. (both laughing) both: woo-hoo! yay! nick, sally, now you're going as fast as a galloping horse. wow, flying is faster. isn't this fun? peregrine falcons go fastest when we dive. that's why i brought you up so high. sally: we are super high.
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perry: but we still need one more thing. huh? what's that? food! that's why i dive. to catch food. i think i've got something to nibble. try this, oh! ooh, yum! go, perry! (screeching) i've never seen anyone as fast as that. he's going as fast as... a peregrine falcon. that's as fast as the zoom-o-meter goes. ooh, ah! all: hooray! good job, perry. great catch. yeah! tasty snack, cat. your turn, nick and sally. okay. first? you look for food. you got it, sally. more food, comin' up! perry, you must have super strong eyes to see food from way up here. i sure do. when i see food--
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you go fast and catch it. that's right, nick. come and get it. sally: yummy, spaghetti-- and meatballs. mmm, let's go, guys. ♪ flap your wings to head down straight ♪ ♪ angled down, you're doing great ♪ like this? you got it. both: zoom, zoom, zoom! ♪ when you want to gather speed ♪ ♪ close your wings that's all you need ♪ the wind isn't pulling on my wings so hard anymore. ooh, ooh, now they're going as fast as a running cheetah. a cheetah? wow! ♪ diving, diving toward the ground ♪ ♪ diving, diving upside down ♪ ♪ diving, diving towards the ground ♪ ♪ diving upside down yee-ha! to catch your snack, you'll need to go slow. open your wings, yes, here we go.
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(laughing) woo-hoo! gotcha! ready, catch it, yes, hooray! you're as fast as a car today. got it! hooray for nick and sally! well, aren't you clever? both: whee! yahoo! (gulping) you two are mighty fast learners. we were as fast as a car. can we try and go even faster? sure, to go faster, you'll need to make a steeper dive. you were almost as fast as a peregrine falcon. try again! whoa, whoa! fish, got him... uh-oh. (both gasping) catch him! wow, i'm flying! and so fast! i really am the fastest fish in the world. we're not fast enough! pull in your wings more! (whirring)
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(grunting) hang on! we're coming, fish! what a view. i could fly like this forever. i wonder how i stop. both: whoa! (whirring) nick and sally, you're as fast as peregrine falcons. both: whoa! got him. phew! (laughing) fantastic, everybody. (both laughing) (sighing) thanks, nick. thank you, sally. (humming) we couldn't have saved fish without your diving lessons, perry. you're both fast learners. come back anytime. you too, cat. make sure you bring that lunchbox of yours. oh, i will! (all laughing) a peregrine falcon is faster than fast. take him on in a race and you'll always be last. he dives from the sky when hunting for dinner. when perry's around, there's only one winner. (all laughing)
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it was neat how perry hardly moved his wings when he was looking for food. and how he pulled them in so tight when he was diving. yoo-hoo! come and get it! (both giggling) cookies. mm, yummy! let's try one more dive. (both laughing) dive! got it! just like perry. we go fast to catch food, too. hey, wait for me! (all laughing) all: mmm. welcome to hat chat. today we're going to interview dr. twiggles. dr. twiggles: hello. those are pretty flowers. but i thought you were a tree doctor? oh, i am. both trees and flowers are types of plants. i take care of them all. even this strange looking tree? oh, especially that. but it's not a tree. that's actually a flower.
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but it's so huge! this flower is called a titan arum. it's one of largest flowers in the world. (sniffing) um, it kind of stinks. yep, it has that smell because some kinds of bugs love it. those bugs follow the smell and help to spread the titan's seeds to help new ones grow. thank you for showing us all about this neat plant, dr. twiggles. you're welcome! (laughing) ♪ tutti frutti, let's all celebrate ♪ ♪ tutti frutti, eating fruit is great ♪ ♪ bears and chimps and toucans, too ♪ ♪ i bet you love to eat fruit, too ♪ ♪ tutti frutti ♪ bears eat berries ♪ berries of all kind! ♪ a toucan eats papaya ♪ mostly all the time ♪ a chimpanzee will always eat ♪ ♪ bananas, passion fruit and figs ♪ ♪ but mangoes, they're divine! ♪ ♪ tutti frutti, get your vitamins! ♪
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♪ tutti frutti, just like your animal friends ♪ ♪ boys and girls, even adults, too ♪ ♪ know that fruit is good for you ♪ ♪ and yummy through and through ♪ ♪ ♪ why, bouncin' squirrels and rabbits do ♪ ♪ i know they love to eat fruit, too ♪ ♪ tutti frutti ♪ bears and chimps and toucans, too ♪ ♪ i bet you love to eat fruit, too ♪ ♪ tutti frutti ♪ tutti frutti announcer: labor day on pbs kids. hi, neighbor! one little idea... do something nice for your neighbor! is about to become one big celebration: neighbor day. neighbor day! we can do lots of neighborly things for our neighbors. announcer: don't miss this amazing musical event! ♪ you can do something nice for your neighbor ♪ thank you, daniel. it's neighbor day! announcer: it's neighbor day on "daniel tiger's neighborhood" monday, september 2nd on pbs kids or watch daniel any time at
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peg: "hello" vo: a girl named peg "of course!" (laughs) peg: "one hundred billion to one. it's like way more than ten!" vo: peg plus cat a new show coming this fall to pbs kids viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. the cat in the hat sure knows a lot about animals. will you help me find an animal that's hiding on this log? there's a snake! right! there's a snake on the log, but look closer. there's one more hiding, a moth! it's a special kind of moth that blends in with the log. this color pattern is a type of disguise called camouflage. pretty neat! you can learn more about animals with the cat in the hat at coming up next, it's a reading adventure with "super why!"
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♪ ♪ who answers the call for friends in need? ♪ ♪ super why! super why! ♪ he's the guy, he's super why ♪ ♪ who's got the power, the power to read? ♪ ♪ who looks into books for the answers we need? ♪ ♪ super why! super why! ♪ and the super readers, we're gonna fly ♪ ♪ come along with the super readers ♪ ♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪ ♪ super why and the super readers ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ super why and the super readers ♪ ♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪
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♪ yeah super why! - hi! so glad you're here! it's me, whyatt! - woof! woof! - hi, puppy! welcome to storybrook village, where all our fairy tale friends live! - woof! woof! woof! [ring tone] - hey, looks like princess pea and red are putting on a show! let's go watch! - woof! woof! woof! ♪ woof! woof! woof! - come on! hi, princess. hi, red.


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