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ready to learn grant. chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, who know kids should act their age, especially when they're having fun. pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. and by contributions to your pbs station from: man: ♪ martha was an average dog ♪ she went... and... and... (barking, growls) ♪ when she ate some alphabet soup ♪ ♪ then what happened was bizarre... ♪ on the way to martha's stomach, the letters lost their way. they traveled to her brain, and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ now she speaks... how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks ♪ yeah, she speaks and speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks... what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks... ♪ hi, there. ♪ she's got the voice, she's ready to shout ♪
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♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ sometimes wrong, but seldom in doubt ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ that dog's unique... testing, one, two. ♪ hear her speak ♪ martha speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks and... ♪ ♪ communicates, enumerates, elucidates, exaggerates ♪ ♪ indicates and explicates ♪ bloviates and overstates and... ♪ (panting) ♪ hyperventilates! ♪ martha-- to reiterate-- martha speaks. ♪ hello. we're about to depart on a real adventure. you'll be hearing travel words like "arrive" and "cargo," "passengers" and "turbulence." (shudders) and fun vacation words like "scenery," "sightseeing" and "cattle drive." (flight attendant clears throat) what? oh, right. this isn't my seat. where do i sit? stay tuned and find out.
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(sniffs) ah, where'd this one come from? let's see. the last time we used this suitcase was... our trip to hawaii last summer. (sniffs) and this one? mariella used that when she took her trip to mexico to see aunt vonda. and that one? grandma and granddad borrowed that one for their trip to england. (sniffs) i think i like england the best. mmm, but mexico's pretty good, too. that it is. ah, hawaii. i bet there's so much to do there. or england... or mexico... i sure wish i could travel with you guys. so do we, old girl. so do we. we're going camping this summer.
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what about you guys? (sighs) montana, dude ranch. (sighs) grandma's taking me to washington, d.c., to see the museums. (sighs) aspen... again. ow. (sighing): if only i could travel. why can't you? she can. really? i thought they didn't let dogs on planes. they do. skits is going to montana with us. he's going with you, yes, but he's not going with you. (frustrated sigh) i don't get it. two words... well? i can't say them. cargo hold. (shudders) cargo hold? what's that? that. huh? you know what cargo is, right? sure. cargo's all the stuff that a plane or a ship carries. like the crates and the boxes and the suitcases? ow.
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uh-huh, and the cargo hold is a space in the bottom of the plane where they carry all the cargo. and that's where the dogs go. in a suitcase? no! in a cage. in a cage. in the dark. in the bottom of a plane. (dogs whimpering) into the hold with you. (shuddering in fear) (martha grunts as cage hits each stair) (dogs barking, yipping) truman: it can't be that bad. how do you know? have you ever been in a cargo hold? no, have you? uh... no. i'll go. sounds cool. they don't let people ride in the cargo hold. no wonder they're losing customers. how do you know what it's like until you try it? how do you know what a volcano's like until you jump into it?
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she's got a point. that ought to do it. dad: i'll drop off jake in about an hour, mom. where is jake? did we pack him? (giggles) never mind. helen: and that's the montana prairie. it's so huge, you can just run and run and run as much as you want. oh, and here's a river where you can swim. we're going there after the dude ranch. it's supposed to be really fun. oh, martha, remind me to tell you about the dog-sitter. lucy canceló-- she had to cancel, so they're sending over a new one tomorrow, mr. mcgrump or... i forget, but i'll tell you en un minuto. mariella, remember the chewie. (sighs) martha: hey, guys! (all grunt) you know, i've been moaning about not going on the trip to montana, but i think i'm actually going to like it so much better staying here. the whole house all to myself, and you guys,
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and the old fire hydrant. (sniffs) ah, it smells... (sighing): the same as always. say, have any of you ever gone on a plane flight before? (yips) (barking) you all have? in the cargo hold? (yips) (barking) what was it like? (all grunt "i don't know") what do you mean ("i don't know" grunt)? how could you not remember? were you asleep? you were asleep? how did you ever sleep through something so scary? martha: why didn't you tell me there's a pill dogs take so they can sleep through the whole flight? (laughs) this is going to be a cinch. i'm so glad you decided to come, martha. it's great you changed your mind. wow!
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so this is the airport terminal. helen: yeah. lots of passengers, huh? martha: passengers? where? passengers are what they call the people traveling on a plane or in a train or a boat or a car or however they're traveling. oh. am i a passenger, too? well, i think only people are called passengers. figures. (purring) i'm sorry, what did you say? (meows) oh, um, yeah, we're on the flight to montana, too. (meows) well, of course i'm taking a pill. aren't you? you aren't? (taunting meow) (gasps) i am not a scaredy-dog! dad: in you go. okay, martha. (laughs) you know what?
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i'm not going to take a pill. family: what? but why not? if that cat's not taking one, i'm certainly not. it'll be exciting to find out what the cargo hold is like. oh boy, i'll be the first dog i know to stay awake for it. but it might be scary, with the plane taking off and landing, and then sometimes there's turbulence. turbulence? yeah, turbulence is when the wind outside blows and makes the plane shake around. the plane shakes? when there's turbulence it does. well, turbulence sounds like fun. you're sure about this? uh-huh. wait until that cat sees me wide awake with her in the cargo hold, huh, skits? wait a minute, why isn't that cat being put on the conveyor belt? sometimes they let small animals like cats ride along with the passengers.
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cats! i should've known. oh, martha, why didn't you take that pill? okay, what's going on? wait, helen told me about this. first thing that happens is the plane moves down the runway. it's called taxiing. okay, it's just taxiing. then what happens? the plane takes off. wow. okay, maybe i should just try to sleep. i can just imagine what it's like for that cat right now. more cream?
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ugh, okay, you're not going to fall asleep that way. (loud clank) what's that? (gasps) i can't wait to tell truman i was right. it is scary in here. go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep. (dog barks) wait a minute, that's a... (barks) (barking) it is. it's another dog. (loudly): are you okay? (dog barks rapidly) i'm sorry, you've got to calm down. i can't understand you. you know what, just hold on and i'll try and come and find you.
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yes, yes, yes... (sighs) yes! don't worry, i'm coming. oh, i see, a suitcase fell and broke the lock on your door. ah, you spit out your pill. bet you won't do that again. (barking) you don't have to be so scared. soon we'll arrive at the airport in montana and you'll be just fine. (barking) riding in the cargo hold is simple. you just depart, fly for a little bit, and then you arrive where you're going. (loud crash) (dog barks in fright) wait a minute, i know what this is. (dogs barking) it's okay, everybody.
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calm down, this is just some turbulence. it's when the wind blows the plane a little. just like a bumpy road, right? nothing to be afraid of here. it'll stop in a... (laughs) see? nothing to be afraid of. just a little turbulence. you can all go back to sleep. (dogs yawn) now let's get you back in your cage. would you like that? (muffled): oh, hi, guys. that turbulence made a little mess but don't worry, i fixed it for you. huh? huh? so you weren't scared at all? no, not really. and it's sure given me a lot to tell the gang at the fire hydrant. (cat screeches) (gasps) is that... it freaked out as soon as the plane took off. it broke out of its cage. the crew was chasing it around the whole flight.
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(screeching) you'd never catch a dog doing that. today we're going to talk about arrive and depart. arrive means when someone or something gets someplace. like when i arrive home. hello! the dog is back! it's great when food arrives. but the best kind of arrival is when the family arrives home. (barks) hello, skits. the opposite of arrive is depart. depart just means leave. you can depart the house. sometimes you depart in a car. airplanes arrive and depart all day long. you know, it was fun doing a show about flying. but believe me, dogs do not like riding in the cargo hold. time to depart. bye!
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(a distant hawk screeches) this looks bad, slim. ola! hi! howdy, cowboy! hammina wha... what? what'd i say? dad: i guess i forgot to mention in my message that martha speaks. ain't fittin'. martha: why are we going to a ranch anyway? i thought on vacation people stayed in hotels. not on this vacation. we're going on a cattle drive. driving cows? western cows must be really talented and tiny. the cows on ck's farm can't even fit into a car, much less drive one. no. on a cattle drive, the cows don't drive you, you drive them. really? all: ♪ one hundred bottles of milk on the wall ♪ ♪ one hundred bottles of milk ♪ take one down, pass it around ♪ ♪ 99 bottles of milk on the wall. ♪
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(cows moo) oh, i think we need a bigger bus. helen (laughing): no, no, no. cattle drives don't have anything to do with cars or buses. they don't? no. in a cattle drive, people walk cows along a trail from one ranch to another. cow walking? that's your idea of a vacation? pretty neat, huh? the great outdoors! (quietly): no wonder jakey stayed at home with grandma lucille. cookie: on a vacation, you take off of work and relax, don't you? maybe go to the mountains to ski, or to the beach for a swim. uh-huh. well, this ain't that kind of vacation. it's a cattle drive. ain't no relaxin' or swimmin'. it's work-- hard work-- and don't you forget it! (sarcastically): "ooohh, i want a vacation." looks like we got off on the wrong foot with cookie.
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i didn't stand on his feet! either of them! (laughs) es una expresión. when you say you get off on the wrong foot with someone, it means you made a bad first impression. oh. i hope we get on the right foot soon. me, too. (clanging) come and get it. what's that? it's the chuck wagon. it's where cowboys keep their food on cattle drives. really? these vittles ain't fit for a dog. au contraire, mon frère! maybe i was wrong about you. all: ugh! mmm! we'll camp here. get some shuteye, because we'll depart mighty early in the morning. (grunts) where are we supposed to sleep? you're lookin' at it. outdoors?
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what's the matter, little doggie? is that ground too hard? maybe you'd like better lodging? lodging? lodging means a place you stay when you're away from home. oh, well, yes. better lodging would be great. nothing fancy-- maybe just a comfy chair. well, there ain't no lodging! this ain't that kind of vacation. this is a cattle drive. on a cattle drive, cowboys camp outdoors on the ground. got it? all: yes, sir. (dismissively): city folk. (gulps hard) i think i stepped on his other wrong foot. (horses neigh, cows moo) (skits barks) (martha squeals happily) (mooing) (martha pants) martha? would you like to ride up here with me? would i?!
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wow, you can really see far up here. makes you feel like a real cowboy, doesn't it? ♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ get along little dogies ♪ hey! what's the idea? get along, dogie? you invited me up here. you're not a dogie, you're a doggie. a dogie is a motherless cow. that's not a very nice song. first the baby cow loses its mother and then you tell it to get lost. the words ought to be more inviting. ♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ have a seat, little dogies ♪ i know your mama don't want you to roam ♪ (loud mooing) cows like it. ♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ rest your feet little dogies whoa! now look what you've done! this is a cattle drive! cows can't sit! they're supposed to move along the trail! oh. sorry. it was just a song.
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when i said, "have a seat," i didn't really mean it, did i, skits? (barks) so let's move 'em out! (moos loudly) (laughs nervously) while the cows are having a seat, why don't we do some sightseeing? oh, that's a great idea. we can tour around on our horses and look at the scenery. sightseeing? yeah, sightseeing. when you go sightseeing, it means you visit all the fun things in the place you're vacationing. oh, don't that sound nice? we could tour around and take pictures, couldn't we? all: uh-huh. 'cept we're not doing no sightseeing! this ain't that kind of vacation. this is a cattle drive, and there's no taking purdy pictures of the scenery. (flashbulb pops) ah! sorry. now i'm on the wrong foot. me, too. me, too. (sighing): welcome to my world.
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we'll have to break camp extra early tomorrow on account of the cows sitting today. (mooing) helen: cookie? something's wrong with the cows. there's wolves out there. the cows can smell them. they make the cows jumpy. (wolf howls loudly) hey! kinfolk! (howls) stampede! stampede? what's a stampede? una estampida, a stampede, is when a bunch of animals or even people run away because they're scared. cookie: we got to stop those cows! you stay here! yee-haw! (skits and martha bark)
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yee-haw! stop yellin' "yee-haw!" why? i thought that's what cowboys did. yeah, when we want the cows to move. we want 'em to stay put. sorry. martha: hooray! you did it! (laughs nervously) at least we covered some extra distance. you are lodging in the wagon tonight. in the wagon? why? what did i do? howled like a wolf around a cow, that's what. i won't talk in wolf ever again, i promise. shouldn't be talking at all! it ain't fittin'. cookie: soon as we eat breakfast, we'll break camp. (gasps) martha!
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you ate all the food in the chuck wagon! i did not! there are still some cans of beans left. (growls questioningly) i couldn't figure out how to work the can opener. why can't i walk with the cows? because i don't want you to make them stampede again. i won't, helen, i promise. i've learned my lesson. (gasps) what's that? helen: a prairie dog. (laughing): that's no dog. that's some kind of a squirrel. skits! squirrel! martha! (barking) you're sure martha will be all right? i can't stand that she has to camp off by herself. mom: cookie thinks it's best for the cows, honey. you're the worst cattle dog i've ever seen.
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i know. you won't hear another word out of me. not a peep. (soft rumble) (skits whines) i know, skits, i hear it, too. sounds like a thunderstorm. (thunderclap) another stampede! it's not my fault this time. (thunderclap) (horses whinny) oh, no! the lightning spooked the horses, too! those cows are going to run right over the cliff. cliff? ! woof? what cliff? there's a cliff up ahead. the cows won't see it-- they're blind with fear. they'll go right over. skits, help me dig up this stake. (woofs a question) i think i know a way we can stop those cows.
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♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ have a seat, little dogies ♪ i know your mama don't want you to roam ♪ look! the cows are slowing down. everybody! sing! all: ♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ have a seat, little dogies ♪ i know your mama don't want you to roam ♪ ♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ rest your feet little dogies ♪ you know you should make yourself feel right at home. ♪ (mooing) (cheering) cookie: martha, i was wrong about you. you're the best cattle dog this drive has ever seen. aw. now, what are the words to that song again? ♪ whoop-ee ti-yi-yo ♪ have a seat, little dogies
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all: ♪ you know you should make yourself feel right at home. ♪ i've put together a slideshow of all the beautiful scenery we saw on our vacation. here's some mountain scenery. and some river scenery. and some wildlife scenery. and here's a picture of some garbage scenery. helen: martha! garbage is not scenery. scenery means stuff you see outdoors when you look around, like plants and trees and rocks. well, i looked around and i saw some garbage. and i thought it was scenic. now may we continue with the slideshow of scenery from our tour? mm-hmm. ewwwww! ah, mystery rotting thing scenery. my favorite! oh, my assistant is not feeling well. i'll have to show you the rest of my pictures another time. (skits barks) did you have a fun trip through today's vocabulary?
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let's see some of those words again. on a vacation, you take off of work and relax. scenery means stuff you see outdoors when you look around, like plants and trees and rocks. lodging means a place you stay when you're away from home. next vacation i'm staying in the back yard. mm-hmm. to dig up some more fun words and games, visit pbskids.org or check out your local library for the "martha speaks" books. skits, when i said "dig," i didn't mean in the yard! ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ that dog is cameo. come on, cam. my name is mark. cameo is an agility dog. an agility course is made for training. cameo is good at agility because she's very, very, very, very, very intelligent. i think i should show you how good she is. let's have some fun. ♪
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at canine university, my mom helps people train their dogs. i suggest that you go there. (laughs) this sequence is jump, tip it. okay. jump! tip it! she is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very wonderful. ♪ she's that dog... ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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martha speaks in part by the corporation for public broadcasting and by a cooperative agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant. chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, helping kids discover that doing something feels a whole lot better than doing nothing. pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. and by contributions to your pbs station from:
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pbs kids, where a kid can whee!kid. ha ha ha! ha ha ha ha! bye! men: ♪ i want to learn something new every day ♪ man: ♪ learn a lot that way ♪
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men: ♪ i want to learn something new every day ♪ [drumming] hi, everyone. hi, miss rosa. we're trying to find out what different sounds different things make, like this. [tap tap] wow. now, what would happen if you used this spoon on this metal bowl? [tap tap] did you hear the difference? wow. that bowl made a different sound. i wonder what will happen if we use a metal spoon. [clanging] wow, that made a different sound, too. they all made different sounds, and we found out because we experimented. if you want to try this at home, ask a parent to find "sid the science kid"'s sound garden at pbsparents.org. [clanging] now let's do it loud! [loud clanging] wow, that was loud. [laughter] [loud clanging] announcer: now let's have math and science fun
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with our friend curious george. announcer: "curious george" is made possible chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, who know for safe fun, we need to make this cool move, before you can make these cool moves. pbs kids-- where a kid can be a kid. do you know what? sunlight travels 93 million miles to ripen and dry the fruits we need to grow strong and healthy bodies. i thought you'd be curious about that. sun-maid proudly supports pbs kids. rainforest cafe: proud sponsor of pbs kids, reminding you that reading and creative thinking are great ways to let your imagination run wild. (lively drum intro) ♪ you never do know what's around the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪
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♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ ♪ if you ask yourself, "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: the country house was a great place for a monkey. (door opens) though sometimes george ran up against the house rules.
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(stammering) i-i... the... (groans) we don't draw on the walls. house rules, remember? george, what did we say about buttering your corn with your feet? some house rules make sense, and some seem like a complete waste of feet. (birds twittering) ooh. (chittering) the animals in the tree didn't have to worry about any old house rules, which made it sound like a great place for a monkey. (chittering scream) hi.
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yep, the tree was nice, all right. but it could be even nicer. (door opens) i bet a fluffy, dry towel would feel real good about now, huh? uh-huh. come on. george couldn't live in a tree and stay dry like he could in the house... ...unless he had a tree house. then he could make his own house rules. (rooster crows) the next morning, george got to work. (screams)
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he picked the perfect branch. he chose his material: cardboard from the refrigerator box. (screeches) (yells) (yells) (loud thud) he definitely needed something less... bendy. so george went to see what other houses were made of. heya, george. like the new hen house i'm buildin'? (chittering)
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huh? those? oh, those are my plans. oh... of course. george needed a plan. (saw whirring) nice. if you want to try building, take any wood you need. (chittering) ahoy, george. that's a lot of wood. building something, are you? (chittering)
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you need any nails? huh? oh! uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. well, take anything you need, neighbor. (chittering) armed with his handy monkey tool set, george was ready to build. george, you need a hand? uh-uh. this was going to be george's house, built all by himself. okay. be a good little monkey doing... whatever it is you're doing. (chattering)
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aha! (creaking) (crash, yells) (groans) this wasn't easy. how could he keep his floor from tipping over? maybe two branches would work better than one.
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this wood was as long as the floor, which meant he could do this. (cheerful chattering) score another one for monkey brains. (chittering) ow! ooh! ooh! ooh! oh...
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hmm, so that's what the goggles were for. (sighs) this wall needed something to hold it up while he nailed it down. uh-huh. just one wall to go-- but george was out of nails... and the only wood left was the piece he couldn't lift. oh.
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luckily, mrs. renkins told him he could have any wood he wanted. mr. quint wasn't home, but george had seen him get nails this way. george figured a tree house didn't need a wood roof, especially since he was out of wood. there, how do you like your new... (gasps) all fixed. and solid as a... (coughs) maybe you should've used nails.
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i'm dying to know what you've been up to. can i look yet? uh-uh. what is... is it a house? i mean, it's a house! you built your own tree house! wow! i am very impressed. say, where did you get all the wood and nails and... george, did you take my chickens' wall? george, did you take nails from my dock? because, look... i'm wet. oh, uh, i'm... i'm sure it was a mistake. he'll give everything back. george? before he'd had a chance to make even one house rule, george had to take his tree house apart.
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(chicks peeping) wait! i said you could have any nails you wanted. i could've been more specific. and i can make a new wall. that one looks like it belongs there. oh. now george had a place where he made the rules. rule #1: you have to draw on the walls. and rule #2: always butter your corn with your feet. this isn't easy. house rules. i know. okay. boy: george is a monkey, so he can do things that you can't do. girl: george drew a plan so he can make a tree house. we are going to see how plans are made for buildings. today we are visiting some architects.
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my name is werner. i'm an architect. girl: there's three kinds of drawings that an architect uses: the plan, the elevation, and the section. werner: well, a plan is sort of like you are flying like a bird and look down on things. girl: and you see the inside of the building? so, this is called a section. it's like as if we took the building, cut it, and then look at it from that side. the elevation is the building from the outside. boy: it looked pretty similar to those drawings. girl: it's amazing that they can make it just from looking at a drawing. mm... hi. narrator: george was used to encountering new, unexplained things,
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but this was pretty mysterious. (chattering inquisitively) i'm practicing my smile for my new driver's license picture. those are bad, but this time i'm preparing a perfect smile. hmm? ooh, right. i should practice with my hat on. (excited chattering) george. george! (yelling) (groans) can you have it cleaned and ready by 2:00? it's very important.
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you'll have it by 2:00, good as new. what was this again? a hat. it's a hat! i need it for my photo. without my yellow hat, i'm not... me. go home. relax. i'll deliver it. minutes can pass like hours when you're waiting for a hat to be blocked. ooh, it's time for my run. george, will you stay here in case the hat's delivered while i'm gone? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. oh, and could you please throw that stuff out for me? it's trash day. (door buzzing) hat delivery from nettoyez cleaners.
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(chattering "thank you") no, thank you. if everybody had a monkey, i'd be rich. the hat was home. everything was perfect. (groans) (chuckles) (sniffs) that was a funny smell for a clean hat.
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huh? why, it smelled just like... garbage! (excited chattering) uh-oh. (chattering) (growls, then barks) oh! george, don't go in there! (chattering) if you threw something away by mistake, it'll be in the dumpster downstairs. come on. whew! the trash chute led to a dumpster... so the garbage hauler could take the trash away... which is what she was doing at that very second.
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(ding) (chattering) everything you throw down that chute ends up right... uh-oh! huh? well, the garbage truck came. it's gone. (chattering loudly) george? what are you doing here? (chattering) why aren't you home, waiting for the hat? ooh! ooh! did it come already?
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great! i'm so happy, i'm going to do five more laps. then we're going to get my picture taken. bye-bye! george had to find that truck before the man ran five laps around the park. but how? (truck engine running) ooh! aha! that sounded like a garbage truck! (chattering) now all he had to do was get the hat out of the truck. huh? wrong truck. but george was sure he had heard a garbage truck, and it sounded exactly like that. george just wasn't fast enough to catch that truck.
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if only he knew where it was going. oh. empty cans meant the truck had already been here. aha! he just had to find full cans, then wait there for the truck to come. it looked like every can in the city had already been emptied. except that one! aha! (chattering excitedly) all he had to do was wait here, and the truck would come to him.
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hiya, georgio. (chattering) the trash? it gone. they just pick it up. you think i forgot to put those out? no. they pick up bottles and paper for recycling tomorrow. oh. those go to the recycling center. oh! trash goes straight to the landfill, where they dump everything. ah! now he knew where to find that truck. this is my last lap, george. you better head home now. george had finally made it to the landfill,
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where all the trucks dump their trash from the city. finding one yellow hat in all this trash was going to be impossible. without my yellow hat, i'm not... me! but george didn't know the meaning of the word "impossible." (whistle blows) aha! i found it in my truck. who would throw out such a perfect hat? i've wanted a hat like this ever since i saw a guy with a monkey wearing one. is that why you hired a monkey? huh?
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stop! you are making a mess of my garbage! (chattering) (crashing) uh-oh! (choking) i think he's looking for the hat. (chattering happily) (ding) whew!
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ah! hello. george, you were supposed to put all these boxes in the trash. oh! oh, imagine if i had thrown this out. how terrible would that have been? wait. i... wait. okay. i want to go back. how's this? no, this. cootchie-cootchie-coo! george, cut that out! george did his part to help the man give his best smile. oh, man! george thought it was a great picture. the hat looked perfect. girl: george is a monkey, and he can do stuffmonkey, and he can do stuff we can't do. girl 2: he tried to find the yellow hat at the landfill. we went to the recycling plant.
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i'm mark with fcr recycling. boy: we brought a bin full of stuff to recycle. mark: can you believe that we can make something like this-- fleece-- out of these soda bottles? boy: well, no, never. new stuff gets made out of old stuff. right here is where all of our newspaper gets dropped. kids (chanting): go, go, go! mark: each one of these employees takes out certain types of material and puts them in these different bins. it will blow it into a different area. kids: cool! boy: then they crush all the plastic and metal into big cubes. girl: if you didn't recycle, the trash dump would be really big and there wouldn't be very much room to live. curious george loves discovering new things. so i'm taking all these pennies i've been saving up and putting them into this old milk carton. [rattle] now we have something new. do you know what it is? kids: a bank!
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♪ whoo-hoo music time! hi, there. get ready because mr. steve has a great song
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about how to get ready to explore. ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready to explore the world out there ♪ ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready, an explorer is always prepared ♪ ♪ how are you gonna remember ♪ all the amazing things you've found ♪ ♪ you need a... notebook! ♪ and a... pencil! ♪ so you can write it all down ♪ ♪ and if you want to see really small things ♪ ♪ you might need a magnifying glass ♪ ♪ and it never hurts to bring this along ♪ a map! ♪ so you can get to where you're going fast ♪ ♪ and it might be a while before you get back ♪ ♪ so you might want to bring along a tasty... ♪ snack! yeah! ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready to explore the world out there ♪ ♪ get ready ♪ get ready ♪ get ready an explorer is always prepared ♪ ♪ whoo-hoo
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>> hey, scientists, it's me, sid. i want to know how the rain knows when i want to play outside, so my friends and i are gonna investigate all kinds of weather. come explore with me, "sid the science kid," coming up next. >> "sid the science kid" is made possible by... first5 california is a proud sponsor of "sid the science kid." >> at boeing, we believe the best way to prepare children for success is by nurturing their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and letting the future of our children take flight. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from...
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>> hey, is this thing on? >> ♪ hey, sid, what do you say? what's you want to learn today? >> i want to know why things happen and how and i want to know everything now, oh, yeah how does this thing work? why does that stuff change? how does that do what it just did? hmm what's up with the sky? you think i could fly? the world is spinning and i want to know why i've got a lot of questions and big ideas i'm sid the science kid ♪ [captioning made possible by the jim henson company and friends of nci] oh, hi. i'm sid, and i'm really, really excited because today after school, i'm gonna have a playdate with my friend gabriella! whoo bam! ha ha ha! hey, you'll never guess where the playdate is. it's in the tree house. yeah, yeah, yeah. a playdate in the tree house.
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tree house, tree house, tree house. >> come on, sid. let's get a move on before it starts to rain. >> what? rain? what about my tree house party with gabriella? oh, it's like the rain knew what my plan was. why is it always that way? boy, you make a plan for a party outside, and it rains every time! well, now i just really, really got to know. why does the rain always know when i want to go outside and play? [echoing] play, play, play. >> sid! breakfast time! >> oh, ok. yeah, i'm kind of hungry. oh, boy. breakfast time! hey, mom. hey, dad. hey, zeke. >> hey, sid. >> hey, mom, are you sure it's gonna rain? i mean, look outside. there are some little sunny parts out there. >> oh, rain would be a good thing, sid. it waters trees and
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plants and vegetables. we always need some rain. >> yeah, but what about my special tree house playdate with gabriella after school? >> oh, you're worried that your playdate will be rained out. well, come on over to the computer, and we'll check today's weather report. >> ok. mom's really good at computer stuff. >> all right, sid. let's look at the pictures here. see? yesterday was sunny, but can you tell what today's weather will be? >> well, i see the sun and some clouds. oh, i got it. it's gonna be sunny or cloudy or both. >> you know, sid, you would be a really good weatherman. sometimes they look at the clouds, and then they make predictions about what the weather will be. predictions are when you guess what you think will happen. >> really? >> mm-hmm. >> well, if i could talk to a weather guy, i'd ask about the rain. i mean, how come the rain always knows when i have plans to do a special playdate outside, and then it rains on
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me? >> well, the rain doesn't rain on your playdate on purpose, sid. >> it doesn't? >> no. rain just rains because that's what rain clouds do. >> hmm. so it's all about rain clouds. hmm. i better learn more about clouds today, so after breakfast, i'm gonna investigate at school. >> good idea. ♪ i love my mom >> uh-huh >> my mom is cool >> uh-huh >> but now it's time for having fun in school yeah ♪ >> hi! >> ♪ i'm looking for my friends i'm looking for you there's gabriella ♪ >> ♪ watch what i can do uh-huh! yeah!
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here we go! >> wow! ♪ i'm looking for my friends i'm looking for you hey, there's gerald ♪ >> yeah! check out my moves! ha-ha! yeah! uh! i'm a dancing machine! >> cool! ♪ i'm looking for my friends i'm looking for you hey, there's may ♪ >> may i show you how i groove? ♪ uh-huh whee! cool >> groovy! >> ♪ we're looking for our friends we're looking for you hey, there's sid ♪ >> did you hear the one about the kid who wanted to know everything about everything? >> that's you! >> ♪ you got me >> yeah! ♪ we're looking for our friends and look who we found we found each other friends! ♪
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[laughter] >> and now it's time for the sid survey. hello. i'm sid, roving reporter with today's question. what do you think clouds are made of? maybe you can think about what clouds are made of, too. let's go get some answers. ooh, there's may. hello, may! >> hello, sid. >> hey, what do you think clouds are made of? >> well, i flew through clouds when i was on an airplane once, and it was like flying through dandelions when they turn all white and fluffy. maybe clouds are made up of a whole lot of dandelion fluff. >> hmm. that's interesting. thanks, may. >> you're welcome. >> hey, gabriella. >> hello. >> hi. what do you think clouds are made of? >> oh, uh, i think clouds look like they're made of something really soft like cotton balls. ooh, it would be fun to sit on a soft cloud made of cotton. >> cotton? >> oh, thanks, gabriella.
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>> sure. >> sid, sid, sid. >> hi. >> hey. >> hi. >> hey. ok, maybe clouds are made of cotton candy. that would be so awesome because we could eat the clouds. >> yeah, we could. boy, i like that idea. thanks, gerald. >> ok, bye. >> bye. and now the results of my survey. may thinks that clouds could be made of dandelion fluff. gabriella thinks they could be made of cotton balls. and gerald hopes that they're made of cotton candy. maybe you've thought about what clouds are made of, too. and there you have it. i am sid, roving reporter and cloud expert. >> everybody, rug time. >> that's teacher susie. >> rug time! rug time! >> all right, we're coming! >> ♪ it's rug time come on in! rug time take a seat rug time >> we're ready >> everybody move your feet rug time >> teacher susie >> good times on the way rug time, come on in we've got a lot to learn today ♪
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>> yee haw! ha ha! howdy, partners. this here's my horsie. come on, giddy up, horsie. >> all right, partner, trot on over to your seat and sit a spell. >> okey-dokey, partner. whoa, horsie. oh, easy, critter. whoa! [thunder] >> ooh! thunder. i love thunder. that means rain. >> oh. that's what i was afraid of--rain clouds. >> you're right, sid. rain does come from clouds. >> susie, on the playground, we were talking about what clouds are made of. do you know? >> oh, that's a good question. have any of you ever flown through a cloud on an airplane before? >> i have. it looked like we were flying through dandelion fluff. wait. if we flew through them, i would have seen the
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dandelions. hmm. what are clouds made of? >> all right, my scientists. let's figure this out together. >> ok. >> why don't we take a look at some pictures of clouds? >> cool. >> all right. here's a picture of a cloud. can any of you describe it? >> uh, it's big and white. >> yeah, and puffy. >> yeah, and sometimes you see those clouds on sunny days, so it's probably not a rain cloud. >> right, but it could become a rain cloud. >> what? >> really? >> it could? >> well, clouds are actually made out of teeny, tiny bits of water. we call it water vapor. and when the bits of water vapor come together, they make a white, puffy cloud. >> what? >> clouds are really just a bunch of water? >> right. but let's see what happens when more and more water vapor comes together. can you guess what happens? the cloud gets heavier and heavier, and
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when that heavy water falls out of a cloud, what do you think it's called? >> rain! >> very good. and do you know what that rain becomes when it's really cold? >> snow! >> ice! >> right! and we call rain, snow, and ice "precipitation." >> precipitation. [thunder] >> oh, oh, oh! let's go to the window. let's see how the rain clouds are doing. >> oh, cool. the clouds are really dark now. >> mom was right. it's raining. there goes our playdate. >> oh. i really wanted to play in your tree house. >> oh, don't worry. rain showers come and go. maybe by this afternoon, it'll be sunny again. >> really? that would be great. >> oh, you know, this rain shower gives me an idea for a rain investigation. ok, scientists. you know where we're going. >> the super fab lab!
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>> that's right. grab your journals and let's go! >> ok! >> super fab lab! investigate! explore! discover! ah! >> you know the best way to investigate rain? to go and get right into it. >> we're going out in the rain? >> yes, we are. >> yeah! >> all right. >> we're gonna take our umbrellas and all go outside and try collecting some rain in these buckets. >> neato. >> we're also going to observe what happens when the rain hits the ground. >> oh, yeah. it makes mud and, um, puddles. >> right, gerald. this investigation will be like a rain puddle scavenger hunt. >> ooh, a rain puddle scavenger hunt? maybe this rain isn't such
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a bad thing after all. >> yeah. the rain is great. wow. there are so many observations to make. let's grab your buckets, get your umbrellas, and go outside. >> yeah. >> yeah! >> cool. hey, you're scientists. you can try this, too. >> look in the sky. what color are the clouds? ooh, dark gray clouds might bring rainy weather, and here comes the rain. let's make some observations. where does rain collect on the ground? how does the rain feel on your skin? what happens when it rains on dirt? right. it makes mud puddles. go ahead and touch the mud. how does it feel? is it cold? is it wet? do any little creatures like to come out in the rain? yes! you found a worm. let's make some more observations.
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look at the way rain droplets collect on this tall leaf. now look how rainwater collects at the bottom of this slide. let's use our buckets to collect some rain. it's not raining too hard, so it takes a while to collect lots of water. let's compare how much rainwater everyone collected in their bucket. hey, there's something else you can do in the rain with your bucket--you can play! ok, scientists, let's draw some pictures in your journals. think about the observations you made today. rain comes from gray clouds, and when rain falls to the ground, it makes puddles and mud. what a fun investigation. our umbrellas kept the rain off of us, and we're back inside, nice and dry. i can't wait to see the observations you made. let's start with you, sid.
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>> ok. well, here is my plastic bucket. while i ran around in the rain, i left it in the sandbox. when i came back, i found a little bit of water in the bottom. then i found this leaf. it had its own little puddle inside. it was like, um, a little leaf bucket. >> great observation, sid. rainwater collects in lots of places. ok, gerald. can we see your journal? >> oh, yeah. ok. well, i drew a picture of the sky, and there were lots of dark, wet, rainy clouds up there. um, ok, but then i saw one little puffy cloud all by himself. i named him puffy. ha ha! and it looked like he was floating toward the playground. hey, you know, if he ever gets here, then i predict it'll stop raining because he's not a dark rain cloud. >> wow, gerald! you made an excellent prediction. you saw a
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white cloud, and you predicted the rain will stop. >> yeah, and i hope you're right, gerald, because then we'll observe rain and sun today. >> maybe we will. let's take a peek outside and see. oh, hey, look, the rain stopped. now you can play outside with all your new ideas without your umbrellas. >> oh, boy! >> yay! >> it's time for... >> good laughternoon! >> hey, sid. >> hey, gabriella. >> what goes up when the rain comes down? >> hmm. i don't know. what? >> an umbrella. >> ha ha ha! >> knock knock, gerald. >> who's there, may? >> weather. >> weather who? >> i don't know whether it's going to be raining or sunny today. >> i hope it's gonna be sunny. >> me, too. >> ha ha ha!
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>> hey, sid! >> hey, gerald! >> what kind of underwear do rain clouds wear? >> i don't know. what kind of underwear do rain clouds wear? >> thunderwear! ha ha ha! wait, wait, wait. i have another one. >> oh. >> ok, what kind of underwear does the rain wear? >> i don't know. what kind of underwear does the rain wear? >> rainderwear! [silence] oh, um, now laugh. >> ha ha ha! >> now, that's funny. [recorded laughter] >> and now, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow. >> it's time--shhh! wind, wind, wind, wind! >> for susie. thunder, thunder, rain! >> to sing--shine, shine, shine. >> go, susie! >> shine, shine, shine, shine, shine. >> thank you, thank you, thank
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you. you know, this morning, there were white, puffy clouds in the sky, and then came dark rain clouds, and it makes me wonder--what if there was a cute little puffy cloud and it dreamed of becoming a big rain cloud so it could rain all over the world? >> wow. >> ♪ 3 little clouds were hanging around floating above the land one little cloud was dreaming out loud and this was her plan she said, "i've got big dreams i'm gonna make you proud i'm gonna grow and grow and grow till i'm a big rain cloud oh, yes, i am" so the little white cloud floated over the plain 'cause she read once in the paper that all a cloud needs
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to make some rain is a whole lot of water vapor and she said, "i got big dreams i'm gonna say it loud i'm gonna grow and grow and grow till i'm a big rain cloud" that little cloud she grew into the biggest cloud in the nation and then her thunder rolled and down it came precipitation water! well, her raindrops fell and watered the ground they fed all the plants and the flowers and the birds and the bees and the mango trees they all got a lovely shower and she said "i got big dreams and i'm awfully proud i'm putting on a show with a bright rainbow 'cause i'm a big rain cloud ♪ >> yay!
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>> hey, i'm a rain cloud raining on plants and flowers. >> i'm a rain cloud, raining so all the animals can have a big drink. >> well, thank you, rain clouds. your rain is such a wonderful thing. oh, hey, come on. let's go take a look outside and see if we can predict what the weather will be like for the rest of the day. >> yeah! >> oh. >> oh, i see white, fluffy clouds. >> that means no more rain! >> i predict that the weather for the rest of the day will be sunny. >> me, too. >> me, three. >> yay! >> ok, rain experts. it's time to go home. >> yeah! >> yay! >> hey, gabriella, that means we can still have our tree house playdate. >> cool. >> oh ho! there's my sid.
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>> it's my grandma! >> and there's gabriella. >> hi! >> hello! here we go, kids. ♪ da da da da hmm ♪ >> ♪ back seat driving with grandma ♪ >> ok, kids. tell me about your day. >> oh. well, sid's grandma, we were pretty worried that it was gonna rain on our playdate, but now it's sunny. >> yeah, and we learned that rain is important and we really need it. >> oh, yes, indeedy do. rain is really important. oh, i remember when i was a girl, i used to spend time at my aunt joelle's farm. all the people that lived on farms out in the country really depended on the rain because it made the crops grow. oh, yes, rain is really important. the whole farm couldn't live without it. but
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they couldn't just turn on the water in the kitchen. they had to collect it from the well or from the rain barrel on their roof. yeah. a big rain barrel. you could keep lots of water up there, and the water that the rain barrel collected came down to the kitchen through a long pipe, and guess what. we used to drink that water from the rain barrel, and, boy, was it good! ha ha ha! >> wow. >> well, i know rain is really important, but i'm glad it's not raining now because that means we get to have our playdate in my tree house. >> i'm so excited. i can't wait to go in your tree house again. >> i've never been up to your tree house, sid. >> well, grandma, why don't you come up to the tree house and have a playdate with us? >> oh, i'd love to. that sounds like a blast! >> ha ha ha! i'm gonna have a playdate with gabriella and my grandma. ♪ we learned something cool something cool today we know it upside-down and inside-out we learned all about >> whoo hoo!
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>> rain ♪ two scientists in the house! >> smack. [recorded applause] >> welcome to my tree house! i brought juice boxes for everyone. >> oh, thank you, sid. >> this is the best playdate ever. >> and here you go. >> thank you. >> oh, oh, and look at this view. the clouds are extra beautiful today. >> oh, that one looks like a soccer ball. >> hey, that one looks like my stuffed dinosaur arnie. >> oh, oh, and that one looks like a moose wearing a cowboy hat, eating an ice-cream sundae. >> really? >> oh, sure, if you squint and tilt your head a little bit and close your left eye, then your right eye, and then stand on one foot and then face the other way
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and crow like a rooster. >> cock-a-doodle-doo! >> wait a minute. grandma, you're silly. >> i got you. >> ha ha ha! my grandma's funny. what a great day today. i learned a bunch of stuff about clouds. they're not made of cotton or dandelion fluff or cotton candy. nope. they're made of water. and if there's too much water in them, then they rain on you. yay, rain! whoo hoo. so i guess rain is a good thing, but i still wish i had an invention that would let me have any party outside any time i wanted to, even if it did rain. hmm. ok, i've got it. here's my super dooper ooper schmooper big idea. i'm gonna make an invention called the unbelievable umbrella! whenever it rains, the unbelievable umbrella opens up to any size--so big it can open up over the whole neighborhood. i can
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have all my friends over for a picnic, and no one will get wet, even if they're outside. and here's the best part. all the rain that lands on my unbelievable umbrella will roll off into big rain barrels, just like the rain barrels grandma told me about, and all the water that's collected in the rain barrels will then pour down a bunch of pipes and fill a whole swimming pool with rain water, and we'll all swim in it. it'll be so cool. a picnic and a swimming pool party while it rains. awesome. and that's my super dooper ooper schmooper big idea! [recorded applause] [thunder] ha! cool. all right, it's raining again! go, rain, go! rain makes water for the plants and the animals and everything. rain is awesome. hey. you know, the next time it rains, ask a grownup to go out and explore with you outside. that's what i like to do because
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i am sid the science kid. [echoing] science kid, science kid. remember, keep asking lots and lots of questions. see you later, scientists. [thunder] whoo! wow, it's really coming down. wow! >> look at that. >> oh, hi. we're just checking out our website. you can explore with us. >> yeah! >> oh, that's a great idea. come join us. visit pbskids.org. there's a lot of great information for grownups, too. >> i think we look pretty good in the computer. >> yeah! >> investigate, explore, episode full of amazing science. my friends and i will explore the weather around us and discover the amazing things our bodies can do. see you next time on "sid the science kid." [captioning made possible by the jim henssid the science kids
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made possible by... first5 california is a proud sponsor of "sid the science kid." >> at boeing, we believe the best way to prepare children for success is by nurturing their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and letting the future of our children take flight. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from...
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announcer: it's "dinosaur train" on pbs kids! this is so great! your ticket to adventure. look at all these footprints. well, hello, there. announcer: there's family... buddy and don, mommy, daddy, and shiny. then there's me, and my name's tiny! announcer: fun... ♪ la la loo and of course... the dinosaur train! all aboard! high-four. high-three. high-two. announcer: watch "dinosaur train" weekdays on pbs kids!
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♪ "adventures with hooper ♪ hooper, hooper ♪ hooper, hooper ♪ what will he find?
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♪ hooper, hooper ♪ hooper, hooper ♪ adventure ♪ hooper miss rosa, check out the super-shiny holder of many things. wow! that's great! is that super-shiny holder of many things a can? to you the super-shiny holder of many things is a can. to me, it's a pencil holder, a bouncy ball basket, a bank! wow! that is a great can! uh! i mean, super-shiny holder of many things. miss rosa: are you ready for a reading adventure? get set! it's time for "super why!" 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. ♪ who's got the power the power to read? ♪ ♪ who answers the call for friends in need? ♪
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♪ super why ♪ super why ♪ he's the guy he's super why ♪ ♪ who's got the power the power to read? ♪ ♪ who looks into books for the answers we need? ♪ ♪ super why ♪ super why ♪ and the super readers we're gonna fly ♪ ♪ come along ♪ with the super readers ♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪ ♪ super why and the super readers ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ super why and the super readers ♪ ♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪ ♪ yeah! super why [ ♪ ] [ ♪ ]
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hi! so glad you're here. it's me, whyatt. [ ♪ ] welcome to storybrook village where all our fairy-tale friends live. [ cellphone ♪ ] oh look! today is the potato sack race in the park. let's go! [ ♪ ] come on! princess pea! princess pea! do you want to be my partner in the race? why, yes. now, if we want to win, we should jump really, really fast, like this. jump! jump! jump! jump! oh no, red. that's much too fast. i think, to win, we should jump nice and slow.
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one jump here, one jump there... then we won't get too tired. or fall down! [ whistle blast ] attention, fairy-tale friends! the race is about to begin! double drats! we still can't decide which way to jump to win the race! what are we going to do? hmm. this sounds like a super big problem. and a super big problem needs us... the super readers! we need to call the rest of the super readers. call them with me. [ cellphone ♪ ] say, "calling all super readers!" children: [ in audience ] calling all super readers! [ remote phone ringing ] to the book club! to the book club! children: to the book club! come on, to the book club! [ ♪ ] whyatt here.
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[ ♪ ] "p" is for pig! red riding hood rollin' in! princess pea at your service! and you, say your name. great. we're all here. together, we will solve princess pea and red's problem. [ ♪ ] [ electronic beeps ] red and princess... state your problem! princess and i really want to win the race. but i think my way will help us win. and i think my way will help us win. what should we do? good question.
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when we have a question, we look... all: in a book! which book should we look in? peas and carrots, carrots and peas. book, come out, please, please, please! let's read the title of this book. we know what to do. we need to jump into this book... and find the answer to princess and red's question! first, we look for super letters... and then put them in our super duper computer! super duper computer, how many super letters do we need? [ beeping ] whoa! in this story, we need 12 super letters.
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and then we'll get... our super story answer! it's time to transform. ready? all: ready! arms in! put your arm in. whyatt: super readers... all: to the rescue! alpha pig with alphabet power! wonder red with word power! princess presto with spelling power! super why with the power to read! [ ♪ ] and super you with the power to help!
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together we are... all: the super readers! why-flyers! we're ready to fly into this book! [ ♪ ] ♪ super readers ♪ to the rescue! ♪ ♪ it's time to fly with the super readers ♪ ♪ 'cause we've got a problem to solve ♪ ♪ super readers ♪ to the rescue! ♪ ♪ super readers ♪ working together with powers to read ♪ ♪ into books we fly ♪ to find the super story answer ♪ ♪ with super why ♪ super readers to the rescue! ♪ presto! we're in the "tortoise and the hare" book!
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let's read. why writer... highlight! read with me. [ ♪ ] [ ♪ ] [ screech ] like me! slow and steady. [ humming ] [ gasp ] like me! and that, super readers, is why we are in this book. you all want to win the race in different ways. we've got to find out what happens to the tortoise and hare in the race.
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then we'll know what to do about our race! announcer: [ on loudspeaker ] ladies and gentlemen, the race is about to begin! fast is the best way to win the race! fast, fast, fast! zip-zap fast! [ ♪ ] and i say slow is the way to go! [ chuckle ] slow, slow, slow, i go. hi, we're the super readers and we want to talk to you. super readers, nice to meet you! why don't you join us in the race? ready to be in a real tortoise and hare race? come on! announcer: on your mark... get set... g... [ buzzing ] i said, on your mark... get set... g... [ buzzing ] ahem. ladies and gentlemen, we seem to be missing an important word.
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wonder red: oh no! oh, my peas! we need the word "go", or there isn't going to be a race. what can we do? alpha pig... to the rescue! with my amazing alphabet tools, i can build the word "go"! okay, i need super you to help me sing the alphabet and i'll build the letters. ready? a, b, c, sing with me! [ ♪ ] ♪ sing with me amazing alphabet singing!
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hmm. now, which one is the letter "g"? children: that one! alpha pig: oh yeah, there's the "g"! [ ♪ ] [ clanging/buzzing ] now we need the "o". where is the "o"? children: there! alpha pig: oh yes! that's the "o". [ ♪ ] [ clanging ] now we have "g" and "o". that spells "go"! [ bell dinging ] lickety letters! we built the word "go"! and now the race can start. let's give ourselves a big thumbs up. [ ♪ ] announcer: [ on loudspeaker ] on your mark... get set... go! [ cheering ]
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come on, let's run in the race! be sure to look out for super letters. child: super letters! you saw some? [ gasp ] what letters did you find? child: "j", "y", "h", "e". cool. "j", "y", "h", "e". we need to put them into our super duper... computer. eight more super letters and then we'll get our super story answer! excellent! tortoise: slow, slow, slow. [ chuckling ] slow and steady wins the race... hi, tortoise. oh, how nice. lovely day, isn't it? hey, super readers!
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did you notice the pretty trees? the bright yellow sun? if you go fast, these things zip right by you! [ sniffing ] mmm, fragrant! hare: [ snoring ] [ gasp ] super readers, look who i see! [ snoring ] oh, my peas! it's the hare! and he's asleep. see? he probably got tired from going so fast. we should wake him up so he can finish the race. yeah! hare, wake up, hare. help me try to wake up the hare! say, "wake up, hare!" children: wake up, hare! [ snoring ] he's not waking up. what do we do? [ ♪ ] cue the sparkles! cue the music! princess presto
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to the rescue! with my magic spelling wand, i can spell something that will wake this hare up! hmm... i've got it! how about a bell? we can spell "bell" and make one appear. will you help me? splendid! wands up! spell with me. now, what letter makes the "b-b-b" sound? child: "b"! the letter "b"! write with me. beautiful "b"! what letter makes an "eh" sound? child: "e"! an "e"! write an "e" with me.
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like... this. "e"! okay, what letter makes the "l-l-l" sound? children: "l"! "l"! and "bell" has two "l"s in it. write one "l" with me, like this. and another one, like this. presto! spectacular spelling! we spelled "bell" and made a bell appear.
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let's take a bow! now, let's ring the bell to wake the hare up. ring the bell with me! ring! ring! [ bell ringing ] keep ringing the bell. ring louder, louder! [ bell clanging ] what? who? where? why? it worked! the bell woke the hare up! what happened? you fell asleep during the race. oh, that. not a problem, that tortoise will never win. he goes so-o slo-o-ow. he does go slow, but while you were asleep, he passed you. not a problem, i just... what? he passed me? [ chuckling ] slow and steady wins the race! slow and steady wins the race, huh? how about "fast is not last"?
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let's roll. child: super letters! you see more super letters? you do? where? children: there! oh yeah. which letters did you find? children: "e", "o", "g", "m". "e", "o", "g", "m". way to go, super readers. we need to put them into our super duper... computer! four more super letters and then we'll get our super story answer! hare: you can't beat me, tortoise! i'm fast, fast, fast! slow and steady wins the race, my friend.
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slow and ste... [ yelling ] [ grunt ] uh-oh. oh, no! the tortoise is stuck on his back. and the hare just ran right past him! i have to! it says so in my story. poor, poor tortoise! we have to get the hare to help him. but how? super why to the rescue! with the power to read, i can change this story and save the day! let's change the word "runs" in this sentence. ready, set... z-zap! why writer... write! what should the hare do so he can help the tortoise? "jumps", "sings", or "stops"?
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let's try "sings". hmm, which is the word "sings"? it has an "s" and a "g" in it. children: there! there's the word "sings". let's zap it. ready, set... z-zap! let's read. [ ♪ ] ♪ mi, mi, mi, mi-mi ♪ ♪ ma, fi, fi, fi, fi, fi ♪ ♪ fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa ♪ ♪ fo, fo, fo, fo did that help the tortoise? children: no! oh, lovely song. but no, that doesn't help me. i'm still upside down. what should the hare do so he can help the tortoise? "jumps", "sings", or "stops"?
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how about the word "stops"? which is the word "stops"? hmm, it has an "s" and a "t" in it. children: there! there! ready, set... z-zap! let's read. [ ♪ ] [ screech ] now can the hare help the tortoise? children: yes! yes! super job, super readers! we changed the story! looks like you're in a sticky situation, tortoise. here, let me help you up. but hare, if you stop and help me, you might not win the race. yeah, but you needed help and i'm here to help you! aw, thanks, hare! okay, you're welcome.
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[ ♪ ] oh no! everyone passed us! now neither of us will win the race. not so fast, my friend. hop on! i'm giving you a hare-back ride. both: woo-hoo! we're going to try and win this race... together! child: super letters! you found our last super letters? what letters did you find? child: "n", "t", "e", "a"! "n", "t", "e", "a"! great! we need to put them into our super duper... computer! we found all of our super letters! now we can get our super story answer!
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[ cheering ] [ giggling ] [ chuckling ] well, we didn't win the race after all. whew. yeah, that's true. but i've got to tell you, i've never had so much fun! [ chuckling ] me too. bye, super readers! thanks for your help! bye, tortoise! bye, hare! why-flyers! back to the book club! [ ♪ ] ♪ we found the super story answer ♪ ♪ with super why [ ♪ ] [ beeping ] super duper computer, give us our super story answer!
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[ beeping ] read the letters with me! the super story answer is... [ triumphant ♪ ] but... why? pig: the tortoise and hare learned to just enjoy the game. it wasn't only about them winning. so our question is: what do we do if i want to win the race my way? and i want to win my way?
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and the answer is: all: enjoy the game! we should have fun and enjoy the game. yes, and we shouldn't worry so much about winning or going fast or slow! i know what to do now. me too. thank you, super readers. [ whistle blast ] potato sack racers, take your places! on your mark, get set... "g", "o", go! [ whistle blast ] girls: [ giggling ] [ ♪ ] [ chuckling ] peas and pickles!
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that was so much fun! i certainly enjoyed the game! me too! [ whistle blast ] girls: [ cheering ] hip, hip, hooray! the super readers save the day! [ ♪ ] ♪ hip, hip, hooray ♪ hooray! ♪ ♪ the super readers save the day ♪ ♪ we changed the story ♪ we solved the problem ♪ we worked together so hip, hip, hooray! ♪ ♪ hip, hip, hooray ♪ hooray! ♪ ♪ the super readers save the day ♪ ♪ hip, hip, hooray ♪ hooray! ♪ ♪ the super readers save the day! ♪
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[ ♪ ] 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. announcer: it's "dinosaur train" on pbs kids! this is so great! your ticket to adventure. look at all these footprints. well, hello, there. announcer: there's family... buddy and don, mommy, daddy, and shiny. then there's me, and my name's tiny! announcer: fun... ♪ la la loo and of course... the dinosaur train! all aboard! high-four. high-three. high-two. announcer: watch "dinosaur train" weekdays on pbs kids!
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weekdays on pbs kids! hey there! want to explore something new on pbskids.org? there's a lot to do at pbs kids island. you can play games with your pbs kids friends... let's roll. hooray! win tickets to trade for prizes... wow! pick your favorite rides to a lot more games... ♪ ya ta ta ta and build your own island. ♪ we built it, we built it ♪ meet me on pbs kids island, only at pbskids.org/read. ♪ hey, hey, hey are you curious... uh-huh. uh-huh. uh-huh. curious about the way things work... ahh ahh ahh! about the people you see, and the world around you? pbs kids is the place for curious kids and "curious george." ohh! george, what are you doing? uh... he wants to learn, he wants to grow, and he wants to have fun just like you, so don't miss "curious george," only on pbs kids.
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george: ahh! [honks horn] man: hi, sweetie. girl: hi, daddy. wow. looks like there's a story here. yep. first, it's just about to snow 'cause there's a snowflake and i'm just drawing a penguin. announcer: asking your child to tell stories about their drawings helps get them ready to read. and they can do front flips, and they even swim... for more fun and simple ways to turn any time into learning time, visit pbskids.org/read. what is that crazy creature? that's you, daddy. me?!
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