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uh-huh. excellent. and by the way, i'll need all 600 cookies by 5:00. by 5:00? by 5:00, yes sir, of course! great, and if you do a good job, i'll buy all my cookies from your diner from now on. that would be amazing, thank you. you're welcome! ♪ hey, you guys! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ the power we perfected is electrically connected ♪
♪ so use it as directed and expect to be respected ♪ ♪ just turn it on and you will see ♪ ♪ that you belong in the company! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ plug it in, everybody! ♪ electric company electric company ♪ ♪ electric company... electric company! ♪ cookie sheets. cookies sheets -- right there. mixing bowls. mixing bowls -- right over there. nice, paul... ingredients -- right there. okay guys, we have to make 600 cookies by 5:00. i do wish we had a little more help. yeah, keith picked the wrong week to go to piano camp. (whistle blowing) what's with the standing around, people? what do you think, 600 cookies are going to bake themselves?
you're kidding with these, right? you don't like it, hike it, right out of here. the ronald said i'm the leader. yeah, he also said you have to collaborate with us. i am collaborating, francine style. paul, how's that hairnet working out for you? let's talk cookies. great. marcus, show us what 600 cookies look like. okay...if this is one cookie, then this is what 600 cookies look like. that's a lot of cookies. yeah, but we can do this if we break it into batches. marcus, jess, you guys work on that. i'm going to go check the oven. (whistle blowing) i'm the leader! you guys work on that. hector...check the oven. okay, so let's break the 600 down into tens. so each batch would be ten cookies. exactly. 1, 2, 3 -- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!
we get it! how many batches do we need? we need 60 batches, or 60 tens, or six hundreds. okay, marcus, we get it. 60 batches, 60 tens -- do that. hold on, we have a problem. our oven only holds two batches at one time. it's 1:00, we're never going to make 60 batches by 5:00. oh man! we're going to need a bigger oven. oh, you people! it's a good thing i have connections. i would not want to be hector right now. yeah, it's a real bulldog in a bathtub type situation? a what in a huh? oh, sorry, it's an expression my friends and i use. you ever see a bulldog in a bathtub? can't say that i have. well, i can say that you will, right now-ish. ♪
has this ever happened to you? you're reading your favorite book about a boy wizard. you turn the page and nothing makes sense! go back and check your understanding. on the last page, the boy wizard had just finished breakfast, but now he's fighting a spider? oh, the pages were stuck together and you missed the part where the spider magically appeared. so the next time you're confused in a story, go back and check your understanding. this message has been brought to you by the association for understanding, and viewers like you. be good, i'll be back soon. ♪ (choking) please don't make me take a bath. all right, fuzzballs, let's read the instructions on the shampoo bottle. step one -- pour shampoo. step two -- scrub. woo-hoo! look what i got -- a sudstache. sudsball fight. next step! oh, step four -- repeat until suds are gone.
guess we start at step one again. pour, scrub, repeat, pour, scrub, repeat. yo, shouldn't you be getting the suds off of me? you're right. maybe we messed up the instructions. well, go back and read them again. i think i see the problem. oh, we skipped step three -- rinse with water. oops. a dog would have checked to make sure she understood. all right, let's rinse this pooch. there, squeaky clean! ah...sweet revenge. you are not going to believe what just happened to me. man! i'm a camera guy. you know, the guy who films the news. but tonight, tonight -- so i was eating a hamburger with extra ketchup when my boss ran in screaming, "the news anchor and the sports reporter are stuck in traffic!" -- and told me that i had to do their jobs.
i was so nervous, i dropped my burger, and a bunch of the words on my cards got covered in ketchup. next thing i knew, we were on the air. first up, the news. good evening. the what house? it's where the president lives. the white house! that makes sense. but then i had to do sports. mets...runs...it's baseball! so i did pretty great. but there was only one problem.
there was nobody around to do my job, the cameraman. so all people saw was the top of my head! so what's happened so far? help me bake 600 cookies so i can be on the junior assistant. help you? that's right, 600 cookies by 5:00. hey, you guys! 600 cookies is so many, we have to move fast. hold on, 600 is too many to bake at once. we have to make them in batches. batches? a batch is a group of something. by making our cookies in batches, we break them up into smaller groups. fine, we'll bake them in batches. now everybody get to work! wait! we have to decide how many cookies are in each batch. how about we make our cookies in tens? each batch will have ten cookies, and we need 600, so that means we need to make 60 batches. our oven only holds two batches at a time. it's a good thing i'm here. ♪ four ovens, four ovens -- we can make eight batches at a time,
getting us into the ronald's very own kitchen was really smart. i've got to give you props, francine. that's another reason why everyone in the country will want my autograph when they see me on the junior assistant. francine, you're not really going to be on the junior assistant unless you actually help us. i am helping! i'm being a leader! mix, people, mix faster! it's okay, relax, relax. is this how you collaborate, ms. carruthers, by blowing your whistle? no... i'm...stirring this. hand it over, hairball! gorillas, such animals. oh... look at what you've done, paul!
you're off the job! that's the ronald's catch phrase, not yours! gorilla, keep that hairnet on. mr. ruiz, i would strongly advise against smiling, because it looks to me like you haven't baked a single cookie. well, no, but we're almost done mixing the dough. the ronald isn't asking for excuses, he's asking for cookies. if he doesn't have 600 of them by 5:00, then you can say au revior to your dreams of becoming the junior assistant, francine. quick, someone take a picture. francine is actually collaborating. 10, 20, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40. 40 batches of ten. 40 tens is also 400! oh yeah! all right, all right! guys, we've already made 400 cookies. that's it? we still have 200 more cookies to make?
that's also 20 tens. enough with the tens! this is a disaster! we have to find a way to... i'm a genius. we'll put two sets of ten on each sheet. it'll go twice as fast. francine, francine, please stop, okay. you need space between the cookies because they spread out when they bake. i'm a genius! ♪ they're not that bad. oh, they are! they definitely are. we wasted all that time, and cookie dough! okay, francine, here's the deal. you're not being a good leader, you're not listening to anybody on your team. like hector! and me! and jess! and paul, too. which is why i think i should be the new team leader.
yeah! ♪ no, you can hold on to that. okay, guys, let's do this. it's 3:00, which means we have two hours to finish baking these cookies and decorating them. marcus, francine, help me clean up this mess. jessica, i need you to find out where i can get an exercise bike. paul, it's time to start stretching those gorilla legs, big boy. trust me, you'll see. my, francine was not a good leader. she didn't think about stuff before she did it, but hector, he knows how to get his think on. oh yeah, he gets his think on everything. he gets his think on so many things, that everything starts to stink of his think. i love when hector gets his think on. well, then you, my fine winged friend, will love this. ♪ danny rebus presents super spy! and that other guy.
what's up? i'm in enemy headquarters. good work, agent rebus. now get those plans. who's that other guy? oh, just my tagalong friend, hector. danny, you said i could play with your spy watch. hector! yikes, beware of chickilla! looks like it's part chicken, part gorilla, and all weird. what do we do? you're going to have to get your think on. get your think on! how can we distract the chickilla? it's part chicken, part gorilla? well, gorillas like bananas. yes, and chickens like corn. do you have any corn? always! cornana! you got the plans! way to get your think on, other guy. other guy? that's the way the cornana crumbles. (howling)
(whistling) huh? don't use all the... looks like the last word is smudged. got a pen? do i look like i have a pen? this will work. we know the last word starts with t. maybe turkey. don't use all the turkey? we never keep turkey in the bathroom. good point, let's keep trying. how about tubas? tigers? tablecloth? tangerines? not in bathrooms. soap. no, starts with an s. toothpaste! don't use all the toothpaste! typical. ♪ ♪ these words tell you about the time ♪ ♪ of that you can be sure ♪ get your think on... ♪ ask yourself what would make sense ♪ ♪ get your think on... ♪ think about what happened when ♪ ♪ get your think on...
♪ if you cannot quite connect ♪ these words will tell you what you should expect ♪ ♪ since i woke up this morning before 7:00 ♪ ♪ i could not stop from singing i really had to rock ♪ ♪ first, i sang at breakfast then i sang this afternoon ♪ ♪ well, i'll sing until the nighttime ♪ ♪ i don't plan on stopping soon ♪ ♪ get your think on... ♪ ask yourself what would make sense ♪ ♪ get your think on... ♪ think about what happened when ♪ ♪ get your think on... ♪ if you cannot quite connect ♪ these words will tell you what you should expect ♪ what in the world are you doing? i'm texting petunia to tell her what's going on. oh well, tell her these guys still have to make a bunch of cookies, and time is running out. got it. and tell her that hector just took over as leader. oh, and something is happening with paul the gorilla,
and an exercise bike. got it. maybe i should just call. all right, we baked all 600 cookies, now we have half an hour to decorate them. paul, you'll do the pedaling. all right, i start by putting a cookie on the conveyor belt. and then, i make the line for the r. and i finish the r. and i approve the r and place the cookie in the box. exactly. this is brilliant! i'm totally telling the ronald it was my idea. what? what? okay, let's start, people. i'm going to be the cookie king. i'm going to be the next junior assistant. ♪ ♪ who's that junior assistant who is rising to the top ♪ ♪ getting mauled by fans everywhere she goes ♪
♪ who's that cookie-baking wizard ♪ ♪ who's the cream of the crop ♪ everybody who is anybody knows ♪ ♪ she's superstar material she's on your box of cereal ♪ ♪ i'm francine, the paparazzi's dream ♪ ♪ he's super managerial that's manager material ♪ ♪ i'm hector, the leader of the team ♪ nice job! ♪ they work like busy bees but then the credit comes to me ♪ ♪ that is not the way to reach a common goal ♪ says you! ♪ without people helping out what's team leader all about ♪ ♪ it's about this whistle giving me control ♪ ♪ we love when hector hires us ♪ it's cool when francine fires us ♪ ♪ because she's the business queen ♪ ♪ i am a real team leading machine ♪ ♪ joining hector's staff getting francine's autograph ♪ ♪ it's hard to choose between... ♪ hector! and francine! how you doing over there, francine? super.
so, do you have my cookies? um, yes, we do, but they're not all decorated with the rs yet. benjamin, did i or did i not ask them for 600 cookies with the rs on them? you did, you definitely did, and they definitely didn't do the rs. ♪ anyone care to explain why i have crumbs on my shoe? he did it, marty farms did it. okay, a -- it's marcus barnes, and b -- no, i didn't. oh, please. this from a kid who doesn't even know his own name. excuse me, mr. the ronald, what happened was -- enough! why aren't all the cookies decorated?
what happened was hector is a bad leader! that's not true. quiet! i thought you were the leader. i was, but -- okay...i've made my decision. francine, you better find a different show to be on, because you're not coming on mine. you're off the job! i'm off the job? you can't fire me, because i quit! i'm no junior assistant, mr. the ronald! i'm the francine! i'm in charge. so, it must have been hard for you to collaborate with francine, huh? so the fact that you even made 600 cookies --
or 60 tens -- not now, marcus. -- is pretty impressive. hector, did you take over as the leader? well, i -- he did, he did. yep, hector's the king. all the time. then, why not come be on my show this season? what? would you do it? seriously? yeah, come on! we'd love to have you. ♪ kapow! prankster planet! ♪ the wordsuckeruppernator is sucking up words ♪ ♪ so it's jessica and marcus to the rescue! ♪ ♪ there are 13 buttons to shut it down ♪ ♪ but pushing them all is up to you! ♪ ♪ boom! prankster planet! ♪ kapow! prankster planet! meanwhile, in the city... that's just great! look at all those buttons! how are we gonna find the off button? you won't! 100 buttons, people! don't you love it?
big whoop, francine! we'll press all 100 buttons if we have to! ♪ marty farms, marty farms ♪ that's your name it's marty farms ♪ francine! my name is marcus barnes! don't tell me, farms, tell the button. ♪ ma-ma-ma-marty farms i've got to get out of here. yeah, that's the idea. okay, i think these buttons are in batches of ten, and this whole batch of buttons makes marty farms songs. let's please try another batch! (groaning) is that supposed to be a blue whale? that's awful! okay, this batch is francine doing annoying animal calls. there's ten batches. we only have eight batches left. let's split up. marcus, you go that way, i'll go this way. and press like the wind! ewww, gross smells. that's brussels sprouts mixed with manny's gym socks.
eww, sticky stuff. that's weird. marcus! press another button in that batch. no! no! nothing to see here! all those buttons turn things off. they're off buttons! keep pressing! no! deploying emergency drop the cage over the button, button. look out! hey you guys? go to pbskidsgo.org, press that off button! the electric company needs you! no, no, no, no, no! guys, guys, guys. just let her. just let her. they're gonna come out really good francine. i know. real good. (laughing) you scared me.
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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: hey, we're creature adventuring in north america. martin: in a really special wild habitat called the sonoran desert. chris: it's hot and dry and filled with cactus. and us, the kratt brothers! i'm martin. i'm chris, and these are saguaro cactus. they're the kind of cactus that give the sonoran desert its special look. and you know who really loves saguaro cactus? birds. all sorts of birds perch on saguaros.
gila woodpecker! whoa-ho! morning dove! cactus wren! ah, and check it out! the saguaros are in bloom. right on the top are beautiful white flowers. and that's what's attracting the birds. the birds are sipping the nectar out of the saguaro flowers. hey, where's the roadrunner? over there! quick! he's the fastest-running bird in north america! we better get a close look at him before he races off! the roadrunner is a bird born to run. oh, everything about him looks fast. he has a long neck and long tail that balance him perfectly over those long legs. and when he runs, he can stretch out like an arrow. when a roadrunner stretches out those long legs in a running stride, he can cover three times his body length with each stride! his feet have claws that dig into the desert turf, giving him traction for explosive speed. and when he's done fluffing up those head feathers, he can tuck them down aerodynamically.
a racer all the way. there he goes! yeah, but where'd he go? that's one of the problems with trying to keep up with a lightning fast birdie! he's gone in a flash! oh, but imagine if we had the running abilities of a roadrunner! imagine if we could race across the desert as fast as a roadrunner can! 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 ♪ 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 what kind of lizard is that? (panting) we'll find out as soon as we catch him. ho-ho! after that mystery lizard! ♪ whoo! (panting) ahh! owww! ha ha ha-- oh! (chris groaning) ugh! whoa, whoa! ha! (rock cracking) both: ahhhh! oof! (groaning, coughing) hmm...
koki: and we only have two good tires for the createrra left. we need to replenish our stocks of solar panels. i've got a big list. we really have to go to the nearest town to get supplies. like, now! ay, martin and chris aren't going to be psyched about that. you know they'll say something like, "but we just got here to the sonoran desert," and "we've only met a few of the creatures who live here!" (giggling) but we can't wait any longer, and that's the point. we're in a desert and we're also running out of water. (honking) hey, why don't we just take the createrra? (chomping, munching) that way, we get the stuff we need and the bros can keep exploring. did you see this list? we need too much stuff. it's time for our giant annual tortuga resupply! yeah, come to think of it, i am running low on a lot of important materials for creature power suit programming. uh oh, and what if we run out of snacks?!
martin: water! (coughing, gasping) water... water... we need water! whew! the desert is giving us a beating. (gulping water) hey! gotcha! huh? (drilling) (gulping water) guys, knock it off. we have to conserve! this is our last bottle of water. aviva and i have just decided we have to leave now and go to town and get resupplied. chris: what? but we just got here to the sonoran desert. and we've only met a few of the creatures who live here! i told you. i know, but we've run out of so many things and-- jimmy z: oh no! this is the last bag of nachos, and we have no more salsa! oh yeah, you do have to have salsa for your nachos, especially when you're adventuring in the desert southwest.
wait a second, we can't go now. we're just on the tail of that speedy little mystery lizard over there. leaving now is against the wild kratts creature adventuring code of conduct. yeah, you're right, bro. got to stay until we know exactly who that mystery lizard is. whoever it is, it'll be a new animal for our life list. seeing through binoculars doesn't count. we have to see it up close and personal to add it to our life list. i know, but at least we'd know what we're trying to get a closer look at. oops! (shattering) whoa! it has two tails, three eyes and-- uh, martin? ahhh! the binoculars are broken. now we have another reason to head to the nearest town: new binoculars. come on, guys, get packed up and ready to go. please, just five more minutes? martin: oh, come on! we just have to get close to that speedy mystery lizard! just five more minutes. both: please? fine, i have to still realign the tortuga's hover thrusters
before we take off. i can give you... half an hour. woo-hoo! all right! yeah! all right! thanks, koki! martin: yeah, we'll be right back! sure you will. all right, this will be great. as soon as i spot the lizard... i'll let you go, and then you'll go flying after him. and i can grab that mystery lizard as i fly by. (grunting) i should've activated bear powers or something strong. ugh! you see the lizard? not yet. could be a while. oh, there he is! what? ahhhhhh! it's... it's... it's a... cactus! oh! (crashing) mommy. chris, what are you doing up there? the mystery lizard is getting away. i'm kind of... stuck.
oh, yeah. here, let me get you down. wait, wait, care-- ow, ow, ow, careful! oh great, i'm in the middle of a tug of war between my brother and a saguaro cactus. grrr... oof! oh! we can't give up, but that mystery lizard is so fast. i don't know if anything out here can catch him. shhh. there he is. he's a... he's a... both: roadrunner?! whoa, look at them go! the roadrunner is gaining! oh, no. we have to find another mystery lizard. wow, i never realized a roadrunner is as big as a chicken. and twice as fast. i got to see that again. okay roadrunner, show us your stuff. on your marks, get set... run! uh, run!
go! race off! uh, roadrunners don't listen very well. speedometer! we need a speedometer! whoa! 26 miles an hour. that makes the roadrunner one of the fastest-running birds in the world. oh, and check out that aerodynamic running posture. but with his head down! he's not running with his head out. i don't think he can see where he's going, because he's running right into a... cactus! martin: ha ha, of course! we should've seen that coming. a roadrunner can fly, but he just prefers to run most of the time. ho-oh, i love how the roadrunner uses vantage points, like cactus or rocks to perch and scan for prey. and then when he spots something, he runs off after it. oh, and what a great creature power that would be to have. could you imagine? roadrunner powers! are you thinking what i'm thinking, brother? oh, yeah, i'm thinking what you're thinking.
we convince aviva-- --to secretly make us roadrunner powers-- --then use them to catch up with the mystery lizard-- --and get back to the tortuga-- --before koki even knows she was gone. both: yes! (beeping) hey chris! what's up? shh! not so loud! oh. (whispering) hey, chris. why are we whispering? uh... so we don't startle this awesome roadrunner. uh, you should probably whisper too. hey, why don't you come out here and check out this roadrunner? it is the fastest-running bird in north america. oh, and don't forget, never go anywhere without your mobile invention kit. what? why would i bring my mobile invention kit? we're getting ready to leave, remember? well, uh... a good inventor is always prepared! yeah, okay. fine. where are you guys? chris: we're right over here at the saguaro cactus. oh. cactus?
which one? the one with the roadrunner on it! oh, okay. i'll be right there! (whispering) i mean, i'll be right there. aviva, you've got to see this bird! you got here pretty fast, but this bird can run even faster. faster than any two-legged creature out here. meet the super-speedy birdie... the roadrunner! aviva: nice to meet you. hey, what's he doing that for? because he's curious, but get ready for what he's famous for... running! check out that stretched-out pose. look at those legs move. he is some impressive sprinter. aren't roadrunner powers spectacular? so aviva, would you love programming a roadrunner power disc or what? yeah, how about it, aviva? you think you could just make us a roadrunner power suit real quick? yeah, but... koki's all ready to leave.
oh, with a super-speedy roadrunner suit, we could identify that mystery lizard in no time, and then be on our way! i guess i could quickly modify the peregrine falcon suit and focus on the running powers. the basilisk lizard is similar in its leg action, minus the water-walking features. martin and chris: please? okay, i'll do it! but don't tell koki. (giggling) (beeping) okay, it's time to go! oh, hi, koki! could we have five more minutes? five more minutes? i already gave you an extra half-hour! uh... whoa! here's the thing, koki. chris bumped into a cactus, and it'll take us a while to get all the spines out. ow! well, okay, fine, but hurry. the tortuga hub struts could use a realignment. i'll give you another half-hour, but not a minute more! oh, so that's what you come up with? shoving your brother into a cactus?
that's the first thing i thought of. whoa, ugh! ow. (giggling) it'll be perfect timing, chris. by the time you get those cactus spines out, i'll have finished programming roadrunner powers! and meanwhile, i'll come up with a name for you. hmm, speed bump? hmm. ow! pothole? almost there... ow! gah! all: got it! whew, no more spines! i'll name you... speed limit! programming complete! but there's only one blank power disc to put the roadrunner powers on! koki was right, we really do need to go get resupplied. martin, chris. you have to decide which of your existing discs you want to erase. that's the only way both of you get a roadrunner power disc. both: what?! erase one of these?! gecko powers? no way, i'm not going to erase my ability to walk upside-down on glass.
oh, and forget about erasing orangutan powers. do you remember what we had to go through to get this? yeah! there's no way we could erase one of our creature power discs for a new one, even if it is roadrunner powers we're talking about. but we could share one roadrunner power disc between us. we could! one of us will try to catch the lizard with roadrunner powers. the other one can help with another desert animal power that they have encountered that would prey on lizards, like... rattlesnake powers! great plan! (tapping keys, beeping) all right, guys, it's ready. chris: and i'll start with the roadrunner powers. what? hey, no fair! why you? because i'm the one whose brother bumped him into a cactus! oh. he did get me back. now that you have roadrunner powers, you better identify that mystery lizard, and fast! and then get back to the ship so we can get resupplied. hey, speed limit, wait up!
okay, rattlesnakes, where are you hiding? don't be late. don't get me in trouble with koki. oh, how am i going to catch up to this bird when he has roadrunner powers and i don't? i have an idea! the old creature pod projection trick! (electricity zapping) activate roadrunner powers! thanks, buddy. now, where's that mystery lizard? which way did he go? nothing. hmm... no sign of him.
nothing but desert. where are you, mystery lizard? that lizard's got to be around here somewhere! i'll catch up with him somehow! (rattlesnake hissing, rattling) don't worry, buddy. i'm hearing you rattle me a warning, but i'm just going to grab your shed skin! you don't need this anymore, right? i mean, you shed your skin every four months. and i must say your new skin looks spectacular. (hissing, rattling) are you kidding me? i wasn't going to touch you, but i am going to... activate rattlesnake powers! (rattling) (snake rattling) oh, okay, okay, i get it! i'll find my own place to ambush a mystery lizard.
there it is! another mystery lizard! yep, makes perfect sense. the roadrunner is so fast, his hunting strategy is to run down lizards, even really fast lizards like the mystery lizard. whoa! he's trying to lose me in those furry plant stalks. whoa! coyote! hey, i'm sure i remember from somewhere that roadrunners are simply too fast for coyotes. now where'd i hear that? the albuquerque zoo? no wait, maybe the hoboken wildlife center? or did martin tell me about that? hmm, wherever i heard it, i'm pretty sure it's true. (beeping) sounds kind of familiar, but i don't think i told you that. coyotes can catch roadrunners, so watch your tail! yeah, i kind of figured that out. deactivate! sorry about that. (laughing) hey, don't worry, chris. i'm used to covering for you.
right now, though, i've got an unsuspecting mystery lizard heading my way. hey, where are you going? i didn't even strike yet! uh-oh! gaaah! oh, i knew that roadrunners ate reptiles, but roadrunners eat rattlesnakes?! give me that! okay, this is easy. i'll try an awesome rattlesnake rattle-and-strike move to scare this hungry roadrunner away. how about this? (rattling) so, you're not going to listen a warning? then... strike! oof. wow, you roadrunners are quick on your feet. what? and i definitely didn't know that roadrunners could hunt in teams. wha-- what? (groaning) gahhh! or whip... snakes... back... and forth...
to subdue them! deactivate! uh, okay, now that hurts a little. and you said you were covering for me? well, it would be a little easier to find that mystery lizard if i had roadrunner powers. my turn! here you go. activate roadrunner powers! hey guys, you feel like catching a mystery lizard? well you'd better start running, because i plan to catch him first. (watch beeping) okay, guys, your second half-hour is up. what?! aviva, you programmed them a new creature power?! sorry, koki. they said they would be fast. martin: ho-ho, i am fast! a roadrunner can run 26 miles per hour. and that's faster than any lizard out here.
there, a lizard! hey, wait a second. you're not the mystery lizard. you're kind of round and chubby. your legs are short and i doubt you're much of a runner, and with all those beads and really cool black-and-peach pattern... i'd recognize you anywhere. you're a gila monster, a venomous lizard who eats small birds and mammals. (hissing) uh-oh. deactivate! ow. ah, those are some strong jaws. i can even feel the pressure through my boot! gila monsters are also one of the most venomous lizards in the world, and martin's been bitten! uh...koki, wait. a venomous bite from a gila monster! we need an emergency medical evacuation! i knew something would happen if we didn't leave on schedule. (alarm sounding) we have to get martin back to the tortuga and give him aviva's anti-venom shot. but koki, i wasn't really bitten!
i was-- he hasn't bitten through my boot. it's just that he won't let go and... uh, jimmy? (alarm sounding) koki? oh yeah, this is an emergency! a big emergency! immobilize! hey, don't worry. the gila mo-- (muffled) immobilized! (martin talking, muffled) oh no, he's mumbling! we've got to hurry. to the tortuga, ambulance speed! whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a second! guys! martin's not hurt. martin didn't get any venom from the gila monster. so he doesn't need my anti-venom shot! oh... i've got to catch up to them, and fast. you might want to talk to the roadrunner. good idea, aviva. you know what, speed limit? to save my brother from getting an unnecessary shot, i need some speed.
i need to... activate roadrunner powers! want a lift? ha-ha, sure. let's go! martin, do you know your name? what's your favorite color? how many flashlights am i holding up? (martin talking, muffled) can you feel anything when i do this? (talking, muffled) it's no use. i can't understand him. i'm not hurt! jimmy z: yeah, you are! you were bitten by a venomous gila monster! no, i wasn't. he's delirious! he needs aviva's anti-venom shot to stop the poison. no, no, no, wait! look, the gila monster didn't bite through my adventure boot. no bite. no venom. see? oh. stop! wait! martin wasn't bitten by a gila monster. we know. another thing i know is i've got both kratt brothers back on the tortuga, and i'm not letting them go! lockdown!
but koki, we haven't completed our mission of discovering the identity of the mystery lizard. we can't leave the sonoran desert yet. oh, yes, we can. we are going to get this tortuga resupplied. engage flying mode. say goodbye to the sonoran desert. uh, we can't say goodbye to the sonoran desert. what? why? what are you up to? oh nothing, it's just that when i was running over here with my roadrunner powers, i kind of caught the... mystery lizard! (laughing) a collared lizard! of course! way to go, bro. and i brought it here to show everybody, but i didn't think we'd be leaving right away. you see, we can't take this collared lizard away from his wild desert home! so, what you're telling me is that we have to turn around and go back so that the collared lizard can be living free and in the wild? exactly! okay, fine.
we'll go back to the sonoran desert, but only for five more minutes. martin: okay, fine. chris: sure. that's all we'll need! hey chris, you ever wonder why a roadrunner is called a roadrunner? yeah! i think it's because one of the best places to see them is running across a road in the desert. martin: so let's hit the road! if you want to understand roadrunner powers, you've got to get on your bike! because a roadrunner can run as fast as you can ride a bike at full tilt on a flat stretch. whoo! ha-ha! these birds have explosive speed, and they can run down the fastest lizard. chris: there! there's one! he doesn't stick around for long. ha-ha! he's gone in a flash! martin: a roadrunner has a phenomenal success rate when he hunts. when he starts out after a prey, he catches it almost every time.
chris: maybe the roadrunner's favorite prey of all is lizards. spiny lizards, whiptail lizards, common side-blotched lizards. gila monsters! except maybe the roadrunners won't go for an adult gila monster. i mean, they are big and they've got that venomous bite, but all the other lizards are on the menu. chris: hey, roadrunner on the move! what's he up to now? whoa! (chuckling) wow. he's also good in the trees. check it out, that is his sunning posture. he spreads out his feathers to let the sunshine and warmth get down to his skin. yeah, and he puts his back to the sun. the sun rays are coming right in, warming him up. nights in the desert can get really cold, so first thing in the morning, as soon as that sun rises, the roadrunner wants to warm up. and when he's warmed up, down go the feathers, sleek and aerodynamic, and the roadrunner's ready to hunt. the roadrunner can fly, and he uses it in hunting, but when you get this bird on the ground
he can chase down any lizard. and that's a good place to look out over the landscape and spot for lizards. oh! all right, he's so cool! let's try to keep up with him. so, next time you're on the road in the sonoran desert, keep your eyes out for a flash of feathers. it just might be a roadrunner. keep on creature adventuring! we'll see you on the creature trail! did you know a group of lions keepis called a pride?turing! it's made up of mostly females, the lionesses, and all of their offspring, the cubs, different cubs of different ages from different mothers. in a pride, there's only one or two or sometimes three full grown males. the pride is a unique family group for cats. in fact, lions are the only one of all 36 species of cats that lives in big groups like this. a chipmunk! did you see that?
the chipmunk just stuffed a whole acorn in his cheek pouch. he's getting another one! a third! each acorn is about as big as his skull. and he stuffs them into that cheek pouch, which expands like that into a bag. so, he's got two bags on his face. all right, chris, you ready for another creature challenge? i am ready! something was splashing me before. is it a bird? no, but it's an animal that made me really muddy already. warthogs like mud. oh, this is bigger than a warthog. is it a hippopotamus? nope, not a hippopotamus. a much longer nose than a hippopotamus. oh, a long nose. does it have a trunk? it has a trunk! it's an elephant! you got it, bro! an elephant having a mud bath. you got it, bro! announcer: it's "martha speaks," on pbs kids. i can't wait! announcer: where a small dog with big ideas
can teach everyone a new trick. well, what are we waiting for? announcer: so listen up for "martha speaks," weekdays on pbs kids or anytime at pbskids.org. wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ to find out more about cool animals... and collect your own wild kratts creature powers... go to the wild kratts website. at pbskids.org. both: we'll see you there!
at pbskids.org. [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. and by contributions to your pbs station from: [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. ♪ every day, when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ everybody that you meet has an original point of view ♪ (laughing) ♪ and i say, hey hey! ♪ 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) announcer: it's the elwood city grebes three, the crown city kings zero. bottom of the ninth, two outs.
lefty only needs one more out to pitch a perfect game. muffy, get up! to see what? nothing's happening. do you know how rare a perfect game is? that means not a single batter reaches base. exactly. (yawns) how boring. strike one! there's only been 17 of them in over a century of major-league baseball. it's a once-in-a-lifetime event! buster: strike two! (crowd cheering wildly) come on, lefty. just one more strike to go! (crowd groans) no! finally, something happened! i can't believe it. we were this close! arthur: look on the bright side. at least the grebes won.
how often does that happen? buster: i had the best hot dog ever. (burps) it still tastes good. and i got this grebes jersey for half off. yep, it was a great day. don't you guys get it? that game could have been perfect. what went wrong? why did lefty give up that hit? why?! (cracking) (all gasp) ratburn: behold! the bustling "northern capital," better known as beijing. and it was defended by the great wall of china. arthur: that's istanbul, right? correct, arthur. and finally, the colosseum in rome-- home to massive sporting events almost 2,000 years ago. now, would anyone like to guess why i showed you all these slides of cities? we're going on a class trip? is it rome? china?
alas, no. it's inspiration for your next assignment. each of you will team up with a partner and create your own city. arthur: so i was thinking that the buses in our city could be hot air balloons, and they could be powered by windmills placed at each stop. (whistle blows) arthur: the only cars allowed would be ambulances and fire trucks. everyone else would roll everywhere by human power, and there'd be so many bikes and scooters around that no one would have to buy them. and... hey, are you listening? huh? oh yeah, sounds great. but you know what we really need? a stadium. one stadium. but not just any old stadium. it'll be huge and... it can't be too huge. mr. ratburn said we have to build a model of this city, remember? think about it. if the grebes had had a better stadium,
lefty would have pitched a perfect game. did you see how short the fence is? i kind of like the grebes' stadium. well, this one will be even better. okay, let's divide this list up and get started. we only have a week. and i know what we could call it, too-- frenway park. you forgot your list. oh, yeah. did you know that the estadio azteca in mexico city has 114,465 seats? do you think frenway park should have that many? i think the master builder should get some sleep. it's way past your bedtime. and what should the seats be made of? they have to be comfy. maybe feathers.
nah, they'll get soggy when it rains. i'll start researching seats tomorrow. more research? isn't this project due soon? dad, we're not just talking about any old stadium here. this is frenway park. (yawns) i could go down in history for this. tv host: tell us about frenway park, your new, perfect stadium. first, there's a super- high wall in left field. no one will be hitting a home run off lefty here. (fans shivering) next, i put a speaker on top of the right field foul pole. when lefty pitches, the batter being called to the plate should feel awe. announcer: the great, the mighty, the unbeatable lefty paz is approaching the mound, ready to pitch a perfect game!
francine, what are you doing? it's 5:30 in the morning. here. wear this. i've got to work. arthur: this is the city's park, which is also a community garden. francine: cool! i thought the stadium could go next to it. that's not nearly enough room. are you sure? let's see the model. um, well... i'm still kind of working on the designs. designs? i thought you'd be done by now. all i need are the right materials. then construction will be under way. what about the other things on your list? arthur, the stadium's the most important part of the city. the school and the hospital can wait. this is exactly what i need for my stadium. but where will i put my hat for the strawberry parade? you only wear that hat once a year. i know. that's why it has to go someplace safe. please, muffy. oh, all right, take it.
i don't know why this stadium is so important to you. i could understand if it were a mall. how's your city coming along? muffy: we're almost done. i thought of everything, and george is building everything. george! where are you? sorry, muffy. i was off in sector four, working on the plumbing. you built all that in five days? (gulps) i think i better get to work. francine: "for years, the dome at hagia sofia in istanbul was the largest in the world." why didn't i think of a dome? i'll have to redesign the whole thing. (groans) maybe you should start building. if you want something to be great, you can't cut corners. i have to instant-message adil in istanbul. catherine: good idea. ask him if he's having a nice dream. it's the middle of the night there. (groans) (scissors clipping)
there-- finished. phew! now on to the rest of the stadium. arthur: you still haven't started? yes, i have. see? the entrance is done. it's great, but you've still got a lot to do. i know. that's why i called you here. you make the parking lot. stop! you're doing it wrong. i barely cut into it! maybe you should do the other items on my list, like the clock tower. and make sure it's lofty! catherine: hey! that looks pretty good. no. it's not coming out like i imagined. it doesn't have to be perfect. you should go to bed. (crowd roaring) (crowd groans) francine, this stadium's great...
for the pitcher. but it's not going to be so great when we're batting. we'll never be able to hit a home run over that wall. you're right. why didn't i think of that? lefty: well, maybe someone can hit a home run with that bat. announcer: now batting, number seven... henry thomson! (stadium rumbling) lefty: is there any way they can adjust the sound system? (groans) why didn't i build a dome?! (birds chirping) (gasps) it's got holes in it, but it'll have to do. i'll just stretch the sides a little and make it fit. (cracking) (gasps) arthur: what happened? it looked great when i left yesterday.
but it needed a dome. it wasn't perfect. what's the point if it's just ordinary? maybe we can fix it. no, it's a perfect disaster. i've ruined everything. maybe it won't be exactly what you had in mind. but we're not ruined. hmm... ruins. francine: remember, we're looking for old and broken. how's this? great. the worse condition, the better. note the radial design, where the streets and walkways all run from the center of the city. mmm... sausage! buster: and our trolley cars are edible. admission to crosswire city is only five dollars per person. class: oh! wow!
that's neat! wow! arthur: and this is the community garden, where you can get free vegetables. now francine is going to present the old city within the city. with ruins. here's the old clock tower. (class exclaims) and here's the frenskium. it's the ruins of an ancient stadium. i love how your city combines the future and the past. and what a superb idea to use the colosseum for inspiration. a perfect touch. (crowd cheers) this is awful. lefty's getting crushed, and this hot dog doesn't have enough mustard. what do you mean? this game's a blast! how many home runs have we seen? you don't mind that lefty's not pitching a perfect game? i'll see one someday. yoo-hoo! over here! we need more peanuts! (sighs) you can never get those vendors when you need them.
wait a minute. that's what this stadium needs. a light that flashes over your seat whenever you need something. (groans) francine: the buttons could be on the armrest. it will be perfect! and now... my name is tyler, and this is second grade, and we're working on cities. what do we need to make a city work? a city hall? fire station? the hospital? we started with a whiteboard, and then we put some roads on it. we need roads in our city so people can drive. are there other forms of transportation in the city? train. a bike. a bus. you could walk. you could walk around a city. a helicopter. do you take a helicopter home from school? sometimes. teacher: oh, my goodness. tyler: when you design a city, you should put the right stuff in the right place. this is city hall.
i think it should go in the center. student: this is the police station, and i think it should go in the center of town because it can reach all the people from there easily. this is my park. the park should be in the center, because it's easy for people to get to it. this is my restaurant. it should be in the center of the city, because lots of people work there and they need a place to eat. i have the elementary school. this is north junior high. this is my bakery, and i think it should go here. student: maybe when the teachers go to a party after school, maybe they want to get the cake for the person who's having a birthday. i have a supermarket, and i think it should go here, because it's not as crowded as the middle of main street. this is a museum, and i think i should put it next to the restaurant because people, after the restaurant,
they might want to go to the museum. all: we have houses. student: a city needs to be a good place to live, because if it's not a good place to live, people won't want to live there. and now... arthur: pets are a lot smarter than we think. it didn't take long for pal to learn how to fetch. thanks, but i don't need a stick. really, pal, i've got all the sticks i need. hey, dad! i just taught pal to fetch. arthur: and then i trained him how to speak. (barking) what is it, boy? what are you trying to say? (barking) (barks) hey, mom!
i just taught pal how to say he's hungry. but looking back on it, i wonder if i was teaching him those things... wag your tail. wag your tail, pal. good doggie! ...or if he was teaching me. (barking) aww... you just have to relax, buster. it's easy to catch a football. (cat yowls) i'm just no good at this. oh! but you're pretty good at that. you've caught falling cats before. now if we can just make it into a sport.
♪ oh, the hip bone's connected to the... leg bone ♪ ♪ and the leg bone's connected to the... ♪ (cat meows) kitty? (purring) kitty! oh, kitty! i found a kitty! actually, buster found her. well, she found buster. but she loves me, and i love her. can i keep her? can she keep me? i don't know, d.w. her owner is probably looking for her. but dad... arthur: if you lost a pet, you'd want someone to find it and bring it back to you, right? (pal sniffing) not if it smelled like pal. you're my kitty-witty-huggy-wums. d.w.: yes, you are, mm-hmm. yes, you are. (cat meows) (cat purring)
arthur: well, i think we've covered the whole neighborhood. for d.w.'s sake, i hope no one calls. or i'll call you catty-watty-wiggy-wuggy-bug. or cutie-pootie-bitty-kitty- yum-yum. or... hey, where are you going? i think she's headed for the litter box we put in the laundry room. that's where she goes to the bathroom. ah, she's so smart! nighty-night, snookie-ookie. have sweet kitty dreams. (giggling) kitty, those are toes, not chicken tenders. okay, lovey-wuvvy-purry-furface. you just sleep right up here next to me on the pillow.
(tongue lapping) yech! you have tuna breath! and your tongue is like sandpaper! how about i make you your own nice little bed? (meows) (firmly): stay here. (yawns) what part of "stay here" don't you understand? (cat yowls) (d.w. groans) mrs. read: d.w., kittens have lots of energy and they like to play at night. i found that out. all night. maybe you can train her, like i trained pal. okay.
kitty, sit. roll over. pay no attention to me. well, that one worked. maybe it would be for the best if her owner calls. no! she's mine! all mine. (yawns deeply) here, kitty, kitty, kitty! where are you? we've looked everywhere. are you sure you have a cat? look, emily. a clue. d.w.: kitty? are you down here? maybe we should go back up, where it's lighter.
d.w.: arthur, i'm telling you, she's not a normal cat. well, i guess you could say she is a little frisky. a little frisky? mom had to sew my whole room back together. she's still a kitten. she'll calm down when she grows up. what's that movie? "the cat strikes at night." "the classic tale of fear of felines." trust me. you don't want to see it. mrs. read: d.w., there's nothing to be scared of. the cat's staying in the laundry room. d.w.: good. does she have enough food? two big bowls. and it's not too chilly down there, is it? it's nice and warm. okay. not that i care. d.w., if no one calls to claim the kitten, maybe we should bring her to an animal shelter. a shelter?!
or maybe we can find someone to adopt her and give her a nice home... without curtains or fabric. but she's my kitty! sweetie, i know this has been hard for you, but let's just get through tonight. are you sure the laundry room is locked up tight? wait. maybe you should bring her something to sleep on. sweet dreams. good night, kitty. (purring) (door squeaks closed) d.w.: here, kitty-kitty-kitty!
(making kissing noises) where'd she go? (cat meows) i could have sworn i heard her meow around here. poor wittle thing! she must be afwaid. here, little dubuyuh, wubuyuh! come to kitty! (yowls) (screams) aah! oh, it was just a dream. (meows) (whimpering) (yelling) (yelling) (low piano notes playing) arthur: d.w.? mr. read: d.w.? sweetheart? are you okay? i'm in a movie! a scary cat movie! save me! (pal barking) mrs. read: it's all right, d.w. you must have had a bad dream. (doorbell rings, pal yips)
no! don't answer it! it's probably more cats! good evening. did you by any chance find a lost kitten? i do hope i'm not intruding at so late an hour. oh, no. we were just running around and listening to a kitten play the piano, like most nights. dr. fugue? this is your cat? yes. though she's not the finest piano student. no, you're not, are you, you fur elise? furry leese? fur. elise. named for beethoven's lovely piece. (playing "für elise") i've been away at the mozarteum academy in austria. just got back and found her missing. was furry here long? just a couple of days. d.w.: fur elise is one scary, crazy kitty. dr. fugue: i find that music soothes the savage beast. particularly this one. d.w.: wait a minute.
i was playing my xylophone when she showed up. see? she even likes out-of-tune toy music. okay, furry. time to go home. but... but... d.w., furry already has a home. but you can come visit her as often as you like... if you agree to learn to play that instrument a little more melodiously. (sighs) it's a start. i suppose one must make one's peace with cacophony. visit us on-line at: you can find arthur books and lots of other books, too, at your local library. and now... i thought you might like to see how i draw...
(screaming) we start with this large u shape, and we'll do sort of a wavy line for the top of her hair, two circles for her eyes, then we'll add the dots, and two little lines for her nostrils, and a nice, big curve for a smile. and now we'll add her hair and her ears. and there you have d.w. captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ♪ 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! ur is provided by...
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td: are you ready for a story that's bizarre? it's odd how people keep disappearing. it's kind of farfetched. strange is good. we want strange. weird. wacky. odd. td: watch out for these and other words-- words like "ordinary" and "normal." get ready for the strangest martha story yet. (thunderclap) (rocking chair creaks) (cries) i'm up! i'm awake! what's wrong with jake? i imagine he's not happy about going to bed.
"imagine"? isn't that when you try and picture something in your head? mm-hmm. why imagine? he's right in front of us. anyone can see he's not happy. (burbles) (cries) maybe firedog freddie can help. "firedog freddie"? it was my favorite bedtime story when i was little. i loved this story so much. oh, never heard of it. you weren't around. can you imagine? we were actually a martha-less home. helen had a fantasy of being a firehouse dog. i used to pretend my tricycle was a fire truck. want me to read it to you, jake? (gurgles) "firedog freddie. "firedog freddie was an adventurous fellow. "he wore a hat that was red and a coat that was yellow. "when the fire bell rang, "he jumped to his feet. "he slid down the pole and roared down the street. "he climbed up the ladder "with the hose and his mitt, and put out each fire lickety split."
(martha snores) helen: firedog martha was the bravest dog around. (alarm rings) if a fire was burning, that's where martha could be found. (siren blares) firedog martha! won't you save me, please? i promise that i won't complain if you should give me fleas. don't worry, worried lady. that fire has met its match. and if i get some fleas on you, just show me where to scratch. all: hooray for firedog martha! our money you won't take. but maybe we can thank you with this juicy, ten-pound steak. (gasps) (sniffs) good gravy, that smells great! (siren blares)
(beeping) (siren blares, jake cries) hey, that's not my siren. that sounds like baby jake. i guess i'm only dreaming, though i thought i was awake. oh, no! there goes my steak! (crying continues) wha-- wowzer, what a dream! (nervous chuckle) martha: man, oh, boy. firedog freddie really inspired me. i want to be a firehouse dog, too. if i'm any good at it, maybe i'll even get to meet freddie. you know, martha, firedog freddie is just a tale. of course he has a tail. he's a dog, isn't he? no, i meant the other kind of tale. like a story. he isn't real, it's fiction. fiction?! fiction means a made-up story. firedog freddie is as real as i am. uh... i hate to break this to you, but i don't think any of that stuff really happened. but it's in a book! it's right there in black and white. at least i think it's black and white.
and even if it's fiction, it might be based on reality. well... and even if there's not a firedog freddie, there could be something even better. what? firedog martha! can you imagine it? me in yellow boots, riding on top of a fire engine? the wind in my fur, bugs in my teeth... helen: martha... and climbing ladders? saving people? wrestling with a big, old fire hose? helen, this pooch was born to be a firedog. but martha, you... sorry, can't stand around chatting. those fires don't put themselves out, you know. good luck. sorry, martha. you can't be a firehouse dog. you're not a dalmatian. you're still not a real dalmatian. you're just a pretend one. (groans) i know what i'm missing! it was right there all the time. everyone knows the truth.
all firemen talk in rhyme. you've been reading firedog freddie. uh-huh, yeah! it's fiction. firemen don't talk like that in reality. "reality"? is that a town nearby? do they need a firehouse dog? no, "reality" is another way of saying "in real life." it means it's not pretend. oh. look, kid. i like you. you've got spunk. and firefighters are a spunky bunch. tell you what. i'll introduce you to the gang and put it to a vote. gee, thanks, chief! you see, being a firehouse dog has been my lifelong dream, ever since i learned about them last night. well, what do you say, guys? is she in or what? (indistinct chattering) welcome aboard, martha. you're a firedog! (firefighters cheering) wow! thank you all so much! looks like your dream just came true.
come on. i'll show you around. this is where we keep our equipment. and, boy, do we have a lot of it. axes, oxygen tanks, fire extinguishers, you name it. okay, where's the pole you slide down? we're getting to that. and this is the dispatcher's office. hmm? what's a dispatcher? (garbled radio transmission) well, that's someone who answers emergency calls and then tells the fire truck where to go. the dispatcher is like our lifeline to the rest of the world. without him, we'd be sunk. is the pole next? it's coming. keep your shirt on. when the crew isn't in training or in classes, they hang out here and wait for a call to come in. (microwave beeping) fire alarm! the fire pole! (grunting) yikes! relax, martha. it's not an alarm. that's just bud's popcorn. you want some? uh-huh, of course. martha: i tell you, skits, it's not like my fantasy.
being a firehouse dog is hard work. they've got all kinds of equipment. lots more than firedog freddie. if i'm going to get the knack of being a firehouse dog, i really have to practice. skits, that's my equipment. (barking) firemen have to get to fires extraordinarily fast. so they have to get dressed quickly. (barks) now, time me. hold still! (grunts) ha! (grunts) ugh! sleeves! (whines) uh-oh! clothes schmothes. climbing a ladder, that's the real trick. (grunts) whoa!
(screams) being good with a hose is actually the most important thing. okay, skits, you distract him while i get the hose. (barking) (barking) hey! come back with my sponge! (gasps, gurgles) aha! (gasps, coughs) this isn't like i dreamed it'd be at all. (gasping, coughing) it's not anything like i imagined. in my fantasy, i was great. in reality, i stink. i'm sure you weren't that bad. no, helen. i have to face facts. the truth is, i just don't have the gift for firehouse doggery.
(sighs sadly): mmm... helen: firedog martha. what a crazy, silly clown. (bell ringing) her hat won't stay on top. her coat keeps falling down. she couldn't use the pole. she couldn't steer the truck. and when she tried to use the hose, she was simply out of luck. (crowd laughing) firedog martha, her fantasy was wrong. she goofed up in reality. (laughter echoing) she just did not belong. (gasps) oh. that does it. i'll go to the firehouse and tell them i quit. what do you mean, you quit? well, the fact is, i'm not a very good firehouse dog. i can't climb a ladder or hold a hose or... anything. firehouse dogs don't do that stuff. firedog freddie does. eh, that's just a story. in fact, real firehouse dogs never go to fires. they don't? are you kidding?
it's too dangerous. (phone rings) firehouse. how can i help you? woman: help! help! our house is on fire! there's smoke everywhere! (alarm ringing) okay, calm down. where are you located? we're at... (line goes dead) hello? hello? phone went dead before they could tell me where the fire was. (sniffing) i can find that fire! quit kidding around-- this isn't some kid's tale. this is reality. (sniffing) no, i-it's actually the truth. i can smell smoke. follow me! this way! hey, martha, climb on board. we'd love to follow you, but we have to stick to the road. now, where'sthat fire? that way! helen: some firemen climb up ladders, some firemen use a hose, but no one but our martha... turn here! ...fights a fire with her nose. (siren wailing) (siren stops) (sniffing) she helped to put the fire out.
she buried burning embers. her dogged heroism (cheering) the town itself remembers. the firemen were grateful. they all shook martha's paw. that nose is tops! ...exclaimed the chief. it fills me up with awe. "firedog martha, she's not a work of fiction. "she's really truly real, plus, she has perfect diction." (dad chuckles) the end. oh, well... congratulations! huh? martha: shh! huh? martha: shh! huh? martha: shh! my story starts with rinty standing in the yard. suddenly it starts to snow. rinty says, "woof, woof, woof!" what happens next? the next day, rinty goes outside and it starts to snow.
rinty says "woof, woof, woof!" how does it end? more snow? woof, woof, woof? don't give it away. surely you can tell a better story than my brother. just go to the "martha's stories" page at pbskids.org and play "pup talk." make up your own story. tell it to me and watch it come to life. you can even include scary stuff like fireworks. try it out. join us online at pbskids.org. hey, snow! told you! (laughing) (sci-fi horror movie music plays) (crow cawing) (gasps): steve! don't! i have to, baby. something bizarre is going on in that basement. bizarre? what's that? don't you know? uh-uh. you're beautiful, baby, but you got a lot to learn. "bizarre" means something strange is going on. like snow in july-- and that thing in the basement.
(gasps) (organ playing sci-fi horror movie music) (woman screams) (gasps, yells) (organ music continues over tv) (gasps) wowzer, what a movie! uh, what happened after that? huh? huh? i don't know-- i couldn't watch anymore. i guess everyone turned into a pickle spaceman. that sounds pretty scary. it was. the tacky sets, the wooden dialogue... (shudders): terrifying! td: space creatures are coming! and they are us! (whimpers): space creatures? helen? hmm, well, that's strange. (eerie creaking) (gasps) (gasps) they've pickled my people! (eerie moaning) (strange voice): martha... time for your vinegar bath.
no...! it's really happening! the pickles are coming! don't worry, helen-- i'll protect you! (door opens) (panting): wh-where are the space creatures? let me at 'em! space creatures? here?! yeah! cool! who told you that? martha: td! i mean, i heard him say space creatures are coming who are us! this is how rumors get started. martha: you're sure? you're certain there aren't any pickles from space? positive. td was just trying to make my report on space exploration more interesting. i don't know why you won't use my ending. it's kind of farfetched. who cares? it sounds exciting. space creatures are coming! martha (gasps): pickle people! where?! (groans): martha! it's just td again. (panting): right. uh, i knew that. i was just fooling around. (fake chuckle)
why don't you fool around somewhere else, so i can finish practicingmy re. yeah. we have a lot of work to do. uh, you, too. fine. i can take a hint. i know when i'm not wanted. hey, why don't you guys go hang out at the grocery store? yeah. that'd be fun. no, really-- i heard a rumor that granny flo is introducing some super-secret product today. huh? will they have free samples? maybe. i'm in. i've seen that movie-- the one with the giant pickles. so how'd it end? do they defeat the pickles? i, uh, didn't make it that far. i was too scared to watch. oh, drat. i'd sure like to know, just in case any giant pickles ever show up here. that's pretty farfetched. (martha and skits gasp, bark) if you weren't going to throw anything, why'd you tell us to fetch? not "fetch." (barks)
"farfetched"-- it's when you don't think something will happen. you mean you don't think we'll see any giant pickle aliens like the ones in the movie? no alien would ever be caught looking as fake as the ones in that movie. (gasps) what? what's wrong? nothing. (nervous chuckle) i guess all this pickle talk has got me imagining things. granny flo: by creaky! this'll be the greatest marketing campaign to ever hit this town! folks'll be wacky for my new product. and this is just the gimmick to introduce them. (organ playingsci-fi horror mov) granny's pickles! shouldn't we explain to people what we're doing? i mean, these pickle costumes look really strange. strange is good! we want strange! weird, wacky, odd! don't explain a thing-- leave 'em guessing! creates more interest that way. (organ continues playing sci-fi horror movie music) now, the first wave of pickles has already hit town.
wave two, head out now! wave three, go in ten minutes! (organ music resumes) knock it off! this is a food factory, not a music hall! meet me on main street for our big pickle promotion in one hour! we haven't heard anything about granny flo's super-secret product. i guess ellen's rumor really was a rumor. what's a rumor? is it a new kind of free food? a rumor is a story or information that may not be true. like that there would be free samples. you mean, there aren't any? uh-uh. (martha's stomach growling) too bad. i'm hungry. and that's no rumor. it's the truth. i've got the growling stomach to prove it. what would happen if aliens really did invade?
in movies, there's always some way to defeat them. some weak spot that does them in. yeah, like a virus. a virus? or they can't breathe our air. (gasps) puh-puh-puh-pickles! alien pickles! alien pickles in tacky suits! what do we do? we've got to stop them, but how? my mother says most people destroy the nutrients in vegetables by overcooking them. we need a really big pot. if only we knew how the movie ended, then maybe we'd know how to stop them. well, my parents haven't returned the movie yet. we could go to my house and watch the rest. okay, you guys watch the movie, and i'll warn the others. i know just how to get their attention.
martha: the pickle people! run for your lives! "pick the people who run your life." martha: the pickle people are coming! run for your lives! we're being invaded! (gasps) alf: looks like pickles aren't going to be as popular as granny hoped. (watch beeps) hey, time to meet granny. i can't wait to get out of this hot pickle suit. holy macaroni! they're heading towards the center of town. (gasps) the grocery store! what if they destroy all the alphabet soup? (movie theme music playing on tv) it's odd how people keep disappearing. what's "odd" mean? odd means something is out of the ordinary or isn't normal.
what's "normal" mean? you know, normal: same as always, the usual. what's really odd is how this guy keeps defining things. (phone rings) talk about not normal. hello? (garbled voice) no, we haven't found out how to defeat them. will, hurry! the pickles are heading towards main street! (gasps) that's where the library is! those brine-filled bullies better not touch those books! you've got to stop them! we're on the job, but keep watching! notice anything unusual about those pickles, baby? what does "unusual" mean? different, like a peanut-butter- and-tuna-fish sandwich. i can't take much more of this! neither can i. (phone rings) hello? have you figured out how to defeat them yet? no, but i've heard the most disgusting sandwich idea ever. tuna... martha: no time for that! hurry! we've got to stop them. fast-forward to the end.
good idea. when you find out the answer, have td meet me at the grocery store. i'll try and hold them off until then. thanks. my pleasure. (movie fast-forwarding) water! i thought it was farfetched, but water really does destroy the pickles. at last! what's farfetched is the plot of this movie. it's totally unbelievable. i got to report to martha about the water! can i borrow your bike? yeah. hey, could you return the movie? it's on the way. (door shuts) look, the pickles are having a victory party. i sure hope td gets here soon with that pickle report. td: martha! water! no, thanks. i'm not thirsty. no, the way to defeat the pickles is with water! it makes them melt!
that's refreshing. i'm ruined. ruined, you hear?! what a world. what a world! what a promotion. very unusual. after this, there won't be anyone on earth who hasn't heard of granny's pickles. really? you'll have the most popular pickles on the planet, maybe even the universe. so it wasn't a pickle people invasion? no, it was just an unusual way for granny to introduce her new pickles. thank goodness i didn't spread that rumor on my radio show. yeah, you could have caused a panic. the good news is, if pickles ever do invade, we know one dog who can handle them. well, baby, we made it. and to show how much i love ya, i got you a special gift. a diamond? no, a dictionary. if you need to know what a word means, you can look it up. see? it's all here-- words like
"weird," "strange," "odd," wacky" and "bizarre." what did those words mean? i forget. weird, strange, odd, wacky and bizarre all mean something is out of the ordinary or isn't normal. like the way you can't remember what anything means, baby. so was it as scary as you thought it would be? no, but all those pickles made me hungry for a hot dog with extra relish. let's eat. (thunder crashes) td: that's our show. did you catch all of the odd and unusual words? what's a rumor? a rumor is a story or information that may not be true. "bizarre" means something strange is going on, like snow in july. td: that's our show. i hope you found it unusual. (screams) ouch. later. ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ who's that dog? ♪
♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ that dog is casey. casey works for my dad. my dad's a farmer. she's a farmer's helper that's a dog. she catches mice... and rabbits. she scares away birds. (casey barks) casey learned to not walk in the beds. sometimes she'll work and sometimes she'll play. ♪ she's that dog... ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ announcer: did you know your pbs kids friends are the best around? but how can we test that? just watch them every weekday. you bet! come on. can't be late. hooray! yay! catch all your pbs kids friends weekdays and anytime you want at pbskids.org. martha speaks is funded in part by...
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hi, everyone! today's sense of the day is touch, and we're gonna play a game! i have an item for each of you, and i want you to close your eyes and explore it with your hands and see if you can guess what it is. ready? no peeking! this feels smooth. is it a water glass? close. you put flowers in it so that they can have a drink of water. is it a flower vase? right! this is rough and cool. is it a rock? excelente! this feels bumpy and crumbly. is it a cookie?
great job! you guys were able to guess what it was even though you couldn't see it by using a different sense! to do this at home, ask an adult to find sid the science kid's texture hunt at pbsparents.org. (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: can fuel a lifetime of learning. abcmouse.com early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. abcmouse.com early learning academy, are designed for kids to be as active as their imaginations. all she knows is that, today, purple is her favorite color, and that's good enough for us. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george." funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from:
♪ you never do know what's around the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ if you ask yourself, "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal (george laughs) narrator: there was only one day
that george liked as much as his birthday: sauce day. ah! magnifico! sauce day was the first monday of fall, when the chef created a brand-new pisghetti sauce. see, i call this a "molto jolto." (chuckles) ah, because it, uh, has a nice kick to it. (inhales deeply) (sneezes) salute, george. i must find netti. but you go ahead and eat. oh, and if it needs a little more salt, just throw it in. george took a big whiff of molto jolto. it smelled like... nothing. (groans) it didn't taste like anything, either. maybe the sauce needed a little salt, like the chef said. (hums happily) (chatters "no") it needed a whole load of salt.
but finally the sauce was perfect. behold, mi amore! my best creation so far. happy sauce day! (chuckles) ugh! what's in here? huh? a little anchovy, a little lemon... (slurps, gags) (gasps) molto revolto! what's happened? (chattering) (sneezes) (continues sneezing) (groans) i think you have a cold, giorgio. (honking) no wonder you could not taste the perfection of my sauce. i'll take you home. you should be in bed. (moans) (gnocchi mews)
(george groans) fever, stuffy nose, clammy paws... you're definitely fighting a germ, george. huh? a germ is-- uh, hold on. i think there's a picture in this book. here you go. see that blob? (chatters "yeah") that's a germ. oh. some germs are good for you, but bad germs can make you sick. (chatters curiously) well, that's your body: your nose, mouth, stomach. (chatters "what's that?") those are your lungs. oh! when you sneeze... (sneezes) ...or cough, that's your lungs squeezing together and trying to force out the bad germs. oh! (chuckles) enough biology. time for you to rest. (snuffling) george didn't want to rest. he wanted to get rid of his bad germ.
if only he knew how. (moans) (whimpering) (snoring) george saw a face. a face he had seen before. (laughing) in the mirror. (snoring) it was him. (chatters happily) (wind blowing, george laughing) ooh! ahh! george's mouth was amazing. it was like a giant cave. (meows curiously) (shout echoes into distance) a cave with an echo. a squishy floor, which was actually his tongue. huh? (meows) and best of all,a spaceship.
ooh! ah! george could find that bad germ and get rid of it. (jabbering happily) just as soon as he figured out how to work that spaceship. (meows) (spaceship whirs) aha! (george hooting) (george screams, gnocchi mews) ah! (mews) george was amazed. he didn't know gnocchi could drive. (mews) (chatters curiously, levers clank) meow? meow? george knew they were somewhere above his mouth,but where? meow? (purring) fortunately, gnocchi had discovered a helpful sign. they were in george's nose. aha!
(electric guitar echoing from distance) (chatters "what's that?") and they weren't alone. you better look out, 'cause tootz is in town. ♪ i'm in your nose ♪ achoo, he's in your nose ♪ ♪ i'm in your nose ♪ oh, yeah, he's in your nose ♪ ♪ i'll make you sniff and i'll make you sneeze ♪ ♪ you won't be smelling that smelly cheese ♪ ♪ down to your belly ♪ down, down! ♪ ♪ i'll mosey on down to your belly ♪ ♪ look out, he's in your belly ♪ ♪ so don't eat a thing, that's my suggestion ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be giving you indigestion ♪ (tootz laughs) sing it, germettes! ♪ go, tootz, go oh, i like the sound of that. do it again! ♪ go, tootz, go (laughing heartily) i love this place! whoo! ♪ bad-dap, bop-dah-bop, wow! ♪ ♪ gonna head to your lungs ♪ ♪ hey, tootz, where you going? ♪ ♪ to the lungs ♪ oh, yeah, he's in your lungs ♪ ♪ well, i'll be making you wheeze and cough ♪ ♪ you better take the whole week off ♪ ♪ and if you're wondering who to blame ♪ ♪ don't forget tootz's the name ♪ ♪ 'cause we'll be making you sweat and squirm ♪
♪ 'cause that's our job ♪ 'cause we're germs yeah! whoo! ha-ha-ha! ♪ 'cause we're germs. (chattering angrily) that was the germ that was making george sick. (chatters loudly) well, hey! you're a strange-looking germ. tootz is my name. these here singers are the germettes. (chatters "hi") george explained that he was the owner of this body and tootz and the germettes would have to go. go? why should we go? we like it here. (sniffling, jabbering) (coughing) i'm making you feel sick? oh, well, in that case, i'll be on my way. i'll-i'll just, uh, get my stuff. (laughs): ah-ha! ha-ha! fooled you! i'm never leaving! (gasps) hey! (chatters "no") but you are.
whoa. tootz: gotta run! (tootz chuckling) (wind blowing) (george and gnocchi screaming) (moaning, sniffling) (george screams) george knew he wouldn't feel better until he got rid of tootz. but where did he go? (beeping) (chatters "over here!") the lungs? (mews) george and gnocchi agreed to try his lungs first. (excited chattering, hooting) it looked kind of wet. was this the lungs? or was it the stomach? maybe they made a wrong turn somewhere. tootz: ♪ mosey on down to your belly ♪ ♪ look out, he's in your belly ♪
hey! ♪ so don't eat a thing that's my suggestion... ♪ (gasps) gotta run. (tootz laughing) (chatters "oh, no!") (tootz laughing) george: oh...! aha! now this looked more like a lung. when the walls moved out, air came in. when the walls moved in, air rushed out. george was watching himself breathe. ♪ oh, baby huh? ♪ i'm in your lungs ♪ ooh, yeah, he's in your lungs ♪ ♪ ooh, yeah, in your lungs ♪ ♪ that tootz, he's in your lungs... ♪ this was george's chance. so where should we go next? uh, the throat? hey! maybe the ears. george: aha. tootz: hey, what are you doing? (george hooting) hey, hey...
(george laughs, hoots) (tootz screaming) no! i don't want to go! (yelling) george couldn't believe how hard it was to get rid of one measly germ. hmm. (george yelling, hooting) hah! (jabbering excitedly) (meows) hey, hey, hey, what are you doing? let me go! george didn't have a feather, but he did have 20 fingers. no! hey, cut it out! this whole place could blow! (sniffling) (rumbling) (mews) (yelling) (laughing) george and gnocchi had done it.
tootz was gone. (hooting happily) (yawns) (door opens) you're awake. how do you feel? (sniffs) george felt great. he could even smell again. (congested): you seem much better. (coughs) i wish i could say the same. ah... ah... (sneezes) (chatters "bless you") thank you, george. (distant): ♪ you better look out 'cause tootz is in town... ♪ that song was very familiar. where was it coming from? ♪ i'm in your nose ♪ oh yeah, he's in your nose ♪ ♪ i'll make you sniffle and i'll make you sneeze ♪ ♪ you won't be smelling that smelly cheese ♪ ♪ down to your belly ♪ down, down, down ♪ ♪ mosey on down to your belly ♪ ♪ look out, he's in your belly ♪ ♪ so don't eat a thing, that's my suggestion ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be giving you indigestion. ♪ (guffawing) boy: george is a monkey and sometimes he does things that you can't do.
girl: he dreamed he was inside his own body. boy: today we are visiting dr. taylor, a radiologist at children's hospital boston. girl: he's a doctor that helps other doctors look inside the body. can you see the lungs here? all: yeah. yeah. boy: we looked at x-rays. x-ray uses invisible light to make pictures. now we're going to use mri to see the heart beating. it pumps in blood. taylor: that's right. boy: they can't see it from the outside because the skin is covering it up. it's not see-through. this is an ultrasound machine. boy: ultrasound uses sound waves to make pictures. taylor: that's your heart. look at that! boy: whoa! cool! isn't that cool? cool! girl: if people are sick, you need to find out why they're sick. so you need to look inside the body and see what's really happening. narrator: lake wannasink lake is a very popular place in the summer.
ah! (hooting) wait for me. and on a really hot day, george's little legs couldn't get him to the end of the dock fast enough. whoa-ho, there. ya-hoo! we have a saying on the dock, son: "look before you leap." huh? hey, what happened to all the water? well, the dry spell's lowered the lake quite a bit, don't you know. not a good time to dive off the dock. but a great time to waterproof it. (whistles) that sounds like a big job. do you want a hand? well, if you're offering, i'm sure not saying no. (laughing) (george hooting) huh... if the water was gone... (chattering) ...where were the fish? uh, i don't know where they are.
(excited chattering) oh, yeah. mr. yellow pants, we have to go find the fish. (grunting) okeydoke. be a good little monkey-- and girl. uh-huh. (george laughing) ah! (jabbering happily) we found them. hiya, fish. huh? what's he doing here? look at that, george. he's so lonely. we have to save him. oh, you're right. we should move him to the big lake, so he can be with his family. (chatters "yeah!") (horn honking) honey, sally just cracked a tooth and i have to take her to the vet.
you want to come? sorry, i'm in the middle of rescuing a fish. (pig squealing) ah, well, i don't think sally can wait. all right. well, i'll come back as soon as i can. bye. (chatters "bye!") aw...! for some reason, the lonely little fish didn't want to be rescued by a monkey. (whimpers) smooth strokes, you see. nice and thick, so's the water can't get in. looks simple enough. good. fill your bucket and you can start over there. where's... where's my bucket? you forgot where you put it already? i, um... hmm, that's odd.
(chatters encouragement) huh? (hooting, chattering) (yells) this fish wanted nothing to do with monkeys or buckets. (coughs) if only there wasn't so much dirt, the fish could swim to the big lake all by himself. huh... aha! (excited chattering, hooting) (grunting) all done. excellent. hand me the shovel and i'll dig out this 'n'. oh, boy. oh, don't tell me you lost the shovel...
it couldn't have walked away. well, that's for sure. oh, it wouldn't be long now. as soon as the path was finished, the fish could swim back home. (satisfied grunt) (gasps) ooh! aah! (chattering frantically) (george hooting) whew! he did it. no more fish could get swept through... ooh! ...if george was willing to sit there for the rest of his life. (chattering "uh-uh!") george needed something to stop that water, fast.
still got your bucket? yep. brush, too? right here. good for you. (chatters, yells) (grunts) yay! (chatters curiously) (chatters "one, two, three...") (chatters "four, five six!") hey, george, whatcha doing? looks to me like you're digging a canal. (chatters "what's that?") a canal connects two bodies of water. oh. the water level is higher on this side, so you're gonna want a lock. huh? a lock keeps all the water from flowing from one side to the other. here's how it works: see, a lock has watertight gates on each end. this is the big lake and this is the small pond. you pull up the gate on one end, and the water in the middle goes to that level.
oh. at least one gate is always closed, so the water in the middle stays where you want it. (chatters) huh? just follow the diagram. i'd stay and help, but i've got a bunny emergency. when they run out of lettuce, it's not pretty. see ya! (chatters sadly) all george wanted to do was move one little fish. well, now six. george looked at bill's diagram. now, bill said gates were the key to moving something from one water level to another. without gates, the water comes in too fast. one gate blocked the water, but it also blocked the fish. but with a second gate behind the fish, the water stayed still and the fish swam home. (gasps) aha! both: ♪ swab the deck and lay it on thick ♪ ♪ way-o, me hearties, way-o
♪ tonight you'll get a cinnamon stick ♪ ♪ way-o, me hearties, way-o. now george just had to get the fish into his canal. (chattering excitedly) no matter how exciting he made it look, the fish wouldn't go. if only he had some sort of fish treat to lure them in. hmm... hmm-hmm-hmm... ♪ it's been a year since we took to the sea ♪ ♪ way-o, me hearties, way-o... maybe fish liked cheese sandwiches as much as little monkeys. (chuckling) aha! hey! aha! aha! well, job well done, i must say.
let's get in the canoe and see how it looks from the lake. great. oh! well, you, uh, already ate your lunch, huh? no, i-i... when did i eat my lunch? heave... ...ho! say, did you take the paddles? huh... i always leave 'em on the seat. i... i don't know. listen, something very peculiar is going on around here. you're telling me. believe me, i am normally a very organized and unforgetful man. (george hoots and laughs) oh, i should've known. looks like i'm the forgetful one. i forgot how much mischief a monkey can make. (man laughs)
(both grunting) (george chattering gleefully) well, what have we here? it looks like a fish canal. uh-huh. you are some smart monkey. (laughs) (horn beeps) i'm back! and we saved sally's tooth! did you save the fish? uh-huh. george had saved five fish. wow, that's great, george. wait. the lonely fish is still there. (chatters)
(chatters "over here!") you know, i think we should just chase him. (grunts) hey! (both laughing) aha! (grunts) (chatters "all right!") we did it! the fish found his family. nice job, everyone. well, we've accomplished quite a bit today: a fish rescue and a dock repair. only one thing left to do... go swimming! last one in is a rotten fish egg! (all laughing) girl: george is a monkey.
he learned how to control the flow of water to save the fish. curious george tried to build locks. we made canals. it's a pathway for water that you can make. we made a plan of our canals first. girl: i think that it looks pretty good. turn on the water. boy: we try to control where the water goes. girl: we're using ping-pong balls as our boats. instead of going across, it went over here. i think she should take the brick and place it right there. yes, it did it! it's making it. this is my ping-pong ball, and i'm trying to get it to go this way at the split. at the split, my ping-pong ball went the right way. if your hands get dirty, you know that you're having fun. 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 pbskids.org. 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 (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: have over 90 years of first steps behind them. what he does know is that, today, he's started walking, and life got a whole lot more exciting. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george."
we believe that learning and curiosity go hand in hand. abcmouse.com early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: curious george loves math and numbers. let's learn about the number two. another way to say two of something is to say, "a pair." for example, the man with the yellow hat has two eyes, or a pair of eyes. he also has a pair of hands. can you find something else that's in a pair? shoes! right! he's wearing a pair of shoes. you can play more games like this at pbskids.org. up next, let's watch "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that."
hi there. dash here. i've got a great dancing game for you at pbskids.org. let's dance along. woman: ♪ come on, it's time to dance ♪ ♪ get on your feet and dance ♪ it's dash's dance party, dance, dance party, let's go ♪ ♪ dance party, dash's dance party ♪ let's do a dance in spanish and english. everybody wave your hands. wave your manos. wave your hands. everybody wave your manos, manos. hands. manos are hands. everybody move your feet. move your pies. move your feet. everybody move your pies, pies. pies. pies are feet. move your pies. move your pies.
wave your manos. wave your manos. ¡adios! you can keep on dancing with your favorite pbs kids friends on the computer at pbskids.org. thanks for dancing. got to dash. woman: ♪ dash's dance party viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ hey both: what? ♪ come over here ♪ the cat in the hat is about to appear ♪ ♪ he's whizzing over to whisk you away ♪ ♪ on a fabulous journey today ♪ he's coming! ♪ and now he's arrived in the thingamajigger ♪ ♪ the thing that he drives ♪ he's a cat and he's oodles of fun ♪ ♪ with his hairy helpers, thing 2 and thing 1 ♪ yoo-hoo! ♪
whoa! woo-hoo! ♪ can't stop the cat in the hat ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that ♪ ♪ wherever you're going, wherever you're at ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat knows a lot about ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about, he knows a lot about ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about that (children laughing) underwater tag is a great game, sally. you'll never catch me, nick. (grunting) oh, yes, i will. mermaids are fast swimmers. but merboys are faster! whoa, whoa! got you. it's hard being a mermaid. i have to swim in these flippers. try swimming in these flippers.
sally: it's the cat. the cat in the hat. my, aren't you clever, swimming without water. ah! (both laughing) we're just pretending. but i wish i could swim like a real mermaid. why don't we ask my friend matilda the manatee. what's a manatee? a manatee is a little like a mermaid, but far easier to visit. you can find matilda in the glippy-drippy gulf. can we go and see her? of course. your mother will not mind at all if you do. (both laughing) mom, can we go for a swimming lesson with matilda the manatee in the glippy-drippy gulf? sally's mom: matilda the manatee in the glippy-drippy gulf? why not? i'm sure you'll make a splash. thanks, mom. we can go, we can go! we can go, we can go! i know, i know! to the thingamajigger. buckle up. (horn honking)
flick the jigger-mawizzer. (laughing) (horn honking) isn't this fun? all: 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 go for a swim with a cool manatee, can anyone have more fun in the sea? ♪ here we go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go (horn honking) cat: here we are. the glippy-drippy gulf. a tail. i see a tail. down there in the water.
(laughing) that must be matilda. sally, press the floater-maboater. we can swim from here. well, where is she? i can't see her anywhere. (giggling) i see her. over there. quick. no, i see her over here. we seek her here, we seek her there. that manatee is everywhere. (laughing) oh, there! i saw something swim over here. (laughing) cat, your whiskers are tickling me. huh? if my whiskers are there, then who's whiskers are these? (laughing) oh! well, hi. (laughing) it's matilda. these are my friends nick and sally.
hello, sally. (laughing) that tickles. hi there, nick. you're great at playing hide-and-seek, matilda. you were here and then you were there. (laughing) that wasn't me over there. it's my little calf, marlon. i'll give him a call. (squeaking) (marlon squeaking) oh, i can hear him. there. (squeaking) hi. hi. hello. hi, marlon. we'd like to swim like you. can you show us how to do it? (laughing) i sure can. all right. (laughing) yahoo! yeah! just as soon as we get some air. where are you going? (sniffing) cat: manatees may have big, fishy tails, but they're not fish. they can't breathe underwater. i get it. matilda and marlon breathe air like we do. just like you and me. are you all ready to swim now?
yes! yes! okay. first up, the tail flip. show them, marlon. (laughing) mama, they don't have tails. (laughing) no tails? you're right, son. that's going to make swimming like us kind of tricky. leave it to me. (sighing) i don't need swimming lessons. i'm a natural. (beeping) whoa! nick: cool. swim right this way for a manatee makeover. (both laughing) wow, look at my tail. now i look like a mermaid. and we'll be able to swim like a manatee. look, it works. mine too. wait for me. introducing the catfish.
(laughing): cat! there was only extra-large left. (all laughing) when we go swimming, we always like to eat as we go. there's no point swimming if you can't snack along the way. what do you eat? yummy seagrass. mmm. a lot of seagrass. did you know that if a manatee ate a head of lettuce, she'd eat 200 heads every day? whoa. that's a lot of lettuce. we swim so we can find food, which means we do a whole lot of swimming. why don't we teach nick and sally the manatee swimming song? oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. a song. yeah, i want the swimming son, mom. sounds like a mighty fine idea to me. ♪ so you want to swim like a manatee today ♪ ♪ then you must snack along the way ♪ ♪ and keep it slow ♪ slow, slow, keep it slow ♪
♪ the manatee way to swim is slow ♪ slow. it's working. we're moving just like matilda and marlon. ma, ma, tell them about flippers. (laughing) slow down, marlon. i'm getting there. (both laughing) ♪ another way to get around ♪ is use your flippers on the ground ♪ ♪ but keep it slow ♪ slow, slow, keep it slow ♪ ♪ the manatee way to swim is slow ♪ (laughing) ♪ need to roll or turn real quick? ♪ ♪ that's another flipper trick ♪ nick: wow. you try. that's the manatee way to have a good look around. we don't have bendy necks like you. try.
okay. whee! look what i can do. (laughing) look at me. i'm swimming upside down. (all laughing) marlon has got to see this. hmm, where is that boy now? (gasping): he's gone! don't worry, he won't have gone far. but i do worry. i worry so much. lost a small manatee, what can you do? i'd say you call thing 1 and thing 2. (spitting) both: hello! (squawking) (chattering) oh. move. marlon! where are you? marlon? (motor sputtering) what's that noise? it's the things in the thingamajigger.
marlon! (gasping) look out, cat! ah! my hat. uh-oh. (marlon squeaking) there's marlon. oh, no. the thingamajigger's heading straight for him. we've got to warn him. we need to swim like manatees. (both chattering) (both grunting) both: gotcha! yeah! (both gasping) ah-ha. both: uh-oh. oh. bye-bye! you found him. oh! thank you. you're welcome. there was a-- (sputtering) i told you, didn't i? you need to be real careful. the--
(sputtering) --can hurt you. (sputtering) oh, you mean boats. the boats should be careful. right. manatees move slowly and can't see them coming. we should do something. we'll start by telling thing 1 and thing 2. slow down for manatees! slow down for manatees! that's right. thanks for showing us how to swim like a manatee you're welcome. come back soon. goodbye, matilda and marlon. (laughing) bye, friends. goodbye. who's peaking up from the deep blue sea? a mermaid, you say? no, a manatee. when passing by, take your time. say hello. because manatees like to keep it... slow. slow. (all laughing) that looks good, sally. i love it, i love it! cat, slow down.
whoops. ♪ slow, slow, keep it slow ♪ ♪ the manatee way to swim is slow ♪ ♪ slow, slow, don't you know ♪ ♪ it's the manatee way to swim ♪ ah. better take the skedaddle out of my paddle. and tell everyone you know... slow down for manatees! slow down for manatees! that's right. (all laughing) hi, kids. today i have a very hard question for you. which of these three eats bugs for dinner? is it a dog, or is nick? (laughing) or is it this plant called the venus flytrap? did you say that the venus flytrap eats bugs? that's right. a venus flytrap is one of only a few plants that eats bugs. 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. oh, a puzzle. i see feathers. it looks like the wing of a bird. oh, i know. it's a swan! nick: you got it. but what is the swan doing? sally: it looks like it's running. nick: they need to run to get enough speed to fly away. great photo, nick. (both laughing) mmm, these chocolates are so yummy. aren't they, nick? they sure are, sally. mmm. we could have another one. sally: uh-oh, only two left. you know, my mom really loves chocolates. mine too. and there's nothing nicer
than giving a yummy chocolate to someone really special. (both gasping) special? did you say someone's special? it's the cat. the cat in the hat. and you don't get any specialer than that. yum. sally: uh-oh. we were saving those chocolates for our moms. oh, no. i'm so sorry. that's okay, cat. we don't mind sharing with you. well, thanks, but those chocolates were for your moms. we've got to get some more somehow. hmm. ah-ha! i know what to do. let's go see my old friend princess lottachoca in the cocoalicious forest. she knows all about chocolate. in the cocoalicious forest? a real princess? your mother will not mind at all if you do. (both laughing) mom, can we go to the cocoalicious forest to visit a princess who knows all about chocolate? (sally's mom laughing)
sally's mom: the cocoalicious forest? sure, sounds yummy. bring back something delicious. thanks, mom. we can go, we can go! we can go, we can go! i know, i know! to the thingamajigger. buckle up. (horn honking) flick the jigger-mawizzer. (laughing) (horn honking) isn't this fun? all: 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 ♪ princess lottachoca is who we will meet. she has lots of chocolate, our favorite sweet treat. ♪ here we go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go
(horn honking) there's princess lottachoca's castle. sally: wow! nick: a real castle! well, she is a real princess. let's go and see her. your majesty. oh, my. it's the cat. may i present my friends nick and sally? nice to meet you, princess. your royal highness. a royal pleasure to meet you. so, what brings you to my palace today? chocolate, of course. (gasping) of course. well, my friend, you should have been here yesterday for the royal chocolate fiesta! (laughing) a chocolate fiesta? that sounds the best-a.
cha-cha-cha. it was, and everyone ate mountains of chocolate. and now there is no more left in the whole kingdom. oh, dear. well, why don't your royal chocolate makers make some more? i gave them the day off. maybe we can help, if you show us what to do. wonderful idea! i now pronounce you all official royal chocolate makers. (both laughing) thanks, princess. first you must learn the royal chocolate-making song. listen carefully. ♪ a bean, a bean ♪ it all starts with a bean ♪ ♪ the cutest little cocoa bean that you have ever seen ♪ a bean? what do beans have to do with chocolate? yeah. beans are a vegetable. chocolate is a treat. ah, but this is a special kind of bean. you'll see. just follow me.
♪ a bean, a bean ♪ it all starts with a bean ♪ ♪ the cutest little cocoa bean that you have ever seen ♪ (all laughing) fish, how nice to see you. hello, princess. whew! it sure is hot and sticky around here. just the way cocoa trees like it. i don't see anything that looks like a bean. they must be around here someplace. the beans grow in big orange bean pods that hang in the trees. hey. like those! lottachoca: yes. perfecto. now we just have to get them down. leave it to us. ah-ha. try this. one for you and one for you. now pick those pods. thanks, cat. (nick and sally laughing)
lottachoca: they're royal cocoa beans! yes. chocolate. mmm. yuck! ooh, that doesn't taste like chocolate. it's not sweet and yummy at all. (laughing) that's because the cocoa beans are not chocolate yet. but they will be. ♪ you pick the beans ♪ then cover them and leave them in the sun ♪ ♪ and when they're dry you sort them out ♪ ♪ each and every one ♪ when they're dry you sort them out ♪ ♪ each and every one now we leave the beans to dry for a few days. that sounds like a long time. isn't there some way to dry the beans faster than that? when something needs drying, what do you use? there's no dryer dryer than thing 1 and thing 2. (whistling) (both chattering) both: ta-da! super-duper hair dryers.
(whirring) wow. ah. (sally and nick laughing) how beautiful. lookie here. ooh. ooh. you two look absolutely marvelous. (both giggling) over here, thing 1 and thing 2. yoo-hoo! (whirring) ta-da! ta-da! excellent work. i proclaim these cocoa beans are perfectly dry! all: yay! now let's go make some chocolate. ♪ chocolate, chocolate, chocolate ♪ ♪ chocolate, chocolate, chocolate ♪ bye-bye. bye-bye. welcome to the royal chocolate factory! nick: awesome! what do we do? first we place the cocoa beans here.
then we press the button. roast your beans and toast them. ♪ roast your beans and toast them ♪ then crush them in a vat. ♪ crush them in a vat ♪ chocolate juice and cocoa butter ♪ ♪ come from that ♪ chocolate juice and cocoa butter ♪ ♪ come from that yay! chocolate. mmm. yuck. oily. yuck. and this chocolate juice is bitter. is this really how you make chocolate, princess? yes. now you mix the chocolate juice and the cocoa butter together in a big pot. cocoa butter. and chocolate juice. come on, cat. there's the pot. put it on the stove. of course. (grunting) and now the secret ingredient.
it's sugar. yes! ♪ you add a little sugar to make it nice and sweet ♪ ♪ you heat it up and stir it ♪ ♪ then you'll have a yummy treat ♪ ♪ you heat it up and stir it ♪ ♪ then you'll have a yummy treat ♪ lottachoca: there. now that is chocolate. yahoo! hooray! mmm-mmm-mmm. it smells chocolaty good. oh. whoops. careful, cat. that chocolate is hot. a chocolate-dipped hat. (sally and nick laughing) what do you think of that? you look absolutely... yummy! yummy! that's the thing about chocolate. it's all melty and gooey when it's warm, so you can pour it into moulds to make different shapes. then it hardens when it cools. a little chocolate music, please.
now press the button and send the chocolate into the cool-a-rulerator. cool-a-rulerator button pressed. ooh, lookie here. chocolate stars for our star chocolate makers. yummy. mmm-mmm. delicious. cat: and for a royal princess, a very royal chocolate crown. oh, my. this is the best crown ever. thanks to my new chocolate makers. (both laughing) and finally, two chocolate hearts for two special moms. thank you, cat. thank you, cat. we'd better get back and give these chocolates to our moms. goodbye, princess. and thank you. cha-cha-ciao, chocolate friends.
bye, cat. thanks for the adventure. and the chocolate. why, you're welcome. see you soon. mom, mom, look what we have for you. chocolate hearts. how sweet. mmm. mmm. delicious. mmm, they're cocoa-licious. (all laughing) welcome to hat chat. today we're going to interview dr. twiggles. 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. but it's so huge. this flower is called a titan arum. it's one of the largest flowers in the world.
(sniffing) um, it kind of stinks. (laughing) yup. 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) cat: a meerkat adventure! sally: where are they? i see tunnels. meerkats must live under the ground. press the shrinkamadoodle! cat: so many tunnels! they make the meerkats hard to find. that's how they protect themselves. nick and sally: whoa! whee! but we must find them! i have their invitations to the meerkat jubilee. it's a marvelous party- oh, what fun that will be!
(giggling) hmm. which direction should we fly? i have to deliver these letters to the meerkats. will you help me deliver these letters today? we'll have fun, we'll use maps, we'll find the right way. go to pbskids.org. join nick, sally and me, at the meerkat jubilee! it's a great place to be. pbskids.org! it's a great place to be. 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 pbskids.org. cat: "hold me baaaaaack!"
cat: "ha-ha-ha-ha" cat: "oh yeah!" 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 loves rhyming, so let's make a rhyme about different animal noses. when this baby chick let's out a squeak, it comes out from his tiny, bright orange... beak! beak. when an elephant is hot, into the pond he'll dunk and spray water out of his big, gray... trunk! trunk. great rhyming. you can play more rhyming games with the cat in the hat at pbskids.org. and now it's time for a reading adventure with "super why!"
hi. it's me, hooper. can you guess where i am today? ♪ where is he going? what will he do? ♪ ♪ where in the world is hooper? ♪ here's a clue to where i am. i'm at a place where there are refrigerators, but it's not your kitchen. want another hint? you can come to this place to get food. do you know what i like? fruits and vegetables because they can keep me healthy and strong, plus they're crunchy and delicious. [crunches] mmm! now here's the final clue from "curious george." [george chatters] done! great clue! when you're done shopping, whatever you bought, they put in a bag.
so i'm at a place where there are refrigerators, where you can come to get food, and then everything you buy gets put in a bag. can you guess where i am? yes! i'm at a grocery store. "super why" is funded by: a co-operative agreement of the u.s. department of education and the corporation for public broadcasting's "ready to learn" grant, and by pbs viewers like you. [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. sometimes the greatest adventure can start with one click. abcmouse.com early learning academy, proud supporter of pbs kids and super why!
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