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was an average dog ♪ ♪ she went... and... and... (barking, growls) ♪ when she ate some alphabet soup ♪ ♪ then what happened was bizarre... ♪ on the way to martha's stomach, the letters lost their way. they traveled to her brain and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ now she speaks... how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks, yeah, she speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks and speaks... ♪ what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks. ♪ hi, there! ♪ she's got a voice, she's ready to shout ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ sometimes wrong but seldom in doubt ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ that dog's unique... testing, one, two! ♪ hear her speak ♪ martha speaks and speaks ♪ and speaks and speaks and... ♪ ♪ communicates, enumerates ♪ elucidates, exaggerates ♪ indicates and explicates ♪ bloviates and overstates and... ♪ (panting) ♪ ...hyperventilates! ♪ martha, to reiterate martha speaks! ♪ martha speaks.
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hello. today's show is full of words... td: hold it. i'm in the middle of something here. i know. today's show is all about design and devising gadgets and machines, right? well, i invented a robot that will introduce the show. here it is. wow! watch. (theme music from different show plays) uh, wrong show. i'll fix it. while he does that, be sure to watch for all the words about inventions, as well as drawing, designing and creating. (whining): i don't want it! jakey, come on, just one spoonful. isn't this fun? (cries) (martha yawns) hey. (groans, sighs) morning, world! (laughs, gasps) 'tha! 'tha! 'tha! (giggles) it's martha. she's fun. you can play with her when you finish eating.
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here you go. (grunting) that's right. finish your food, jakey, and we can play. darned itchy ear. (thud) aw... martha, would you mind scratching somewhere else? eh? that wouldn't work. it's my ear that itches. no, i mean, could you take your ear somewhere else and scratch it? oh. sorry. (grunting) martha, can you scratch someplace else? i tried to explain to dad, it... i mean another room. oh. right. (loud scratching) martha... (dad groans) it's the middle of the night. sorry. it's just this ear. what's the problem? i wish i knew. it really itches... (grunts)
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oops. looks like it's time for a trip to the vet. hmm. well, it's nothing serious. just a case of ear mites. these drops should take care of them. meanwhile, we have to devise something to keep you from scratching that ear, young lady. devise? "devise" means to come up with something to fix our problem. for instance, a secret agent might devise a way to talk to his boss by having a phone in his pen. cool. do i get one? no, you get a cone on your head. (traffic noises echo) martha (amplified): wow, everything sounds really weird. hey, i sound like a radio announcer. hello, hello! this is martha coming to you on station... (grunts)... ow. uh-oh. are you okay? yeah, i guess i'm not used to how wide i am. ow.
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ow. (grunting) (sighs) (sniffing) oh! (grunts) (lisping): it's stuck. (martha grunts) ow! ow. (whimpering): ow... ow. (sighs) ow. ow! ow... ow. (crickets chirring) helen and mom: aw... sorry, martha, sorry! i'll let you in. (sarcastically): oh, ha-ha. (sniffing) quit sniffing. (whines inquisitively) i have to wear it for a week or two. it's a contraption that's supposed to keep me from scratching. (barks inquisitively) oh. a contraption-- it just means a gadget or a device that's made for a special job.
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in my case, to keep me from scratching. (barks confusedly) yes, like a phone in a pen. now any more questions? if not, i'm trying to nap here. (sniffing) (groans) good baby, jakey! num, num. (martha yawns) boy, did i not sleep well. (grunts and groans) i kept thinking i heard a bear breathing. (frightened squeals) what? what is it? martha, i think your cone is scaring jake. (wailing) it is? it's just me, jakey! (squealing) martha, maybe you should go out of the kitchen. at least until he's finished eating. (jake crying) (babbling playfully) martha: i've got it, jakey! here i come! (whimpers, cries) martha, i think it's a good idea if you stay away from jakey.
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at least for a while. shh! it's okay, jakey. i hate this stinking contraption. bad cone! i hate you! (grunting) (sighs) life is so unfair. hey, martha, how's it going? this cone is driving me crazy. i keep scaring jake and-and running into things. oh, i know someone who could help you with that. you do? who? let's go see my dad. wuuf! woof. woulf? almost. "woof. woof." woof! woof! that's it! woof! i did it! i learned my first word in dog. did you hear that?! td's mom: i heard, og! i heard! woof! (chuckles) wow. maybe next year, i'll speak only in dog. the whole year, nothing but "woof" and "arf." what do you think? that's a great idea. teach me another word! dad, don't forget.
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we have to help martha with the cone. oh, of course. come on. to the workshop! you made all these things? that's right. all these gadgets are my inventions. inventions, in case you didn't know, my fine furry friend, are things that someone makes to fill a need. like this. it's a gadget i devised for barbers. you can see what you look like with a haircut... or if you let it grow. wow! over here are some other inventions i've devised. this one's a sandwich with printing on it, in case you feel like reading in the cafeteria. and this one... is a book you can eat in case you get hungry in the library. try it! mmm! delicious! (rumbling) what's this machine do? huh?! i said, what does this machine do?! i don't know, but it sure is loud!
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those are all great inventions, og. but do you think you can create something for me? of course! but first things first. before we invent something new, we have to know the problem we're trying to solve. hey look, i'm a lamp! you know, this is not a bad gadget, this cone. (grunts) okay, i see the problem. i'm kind of getting used to running into things, but i just can't get used to having jake be afraid of me. hmm. we just have to devise something that looks less scary to a baby. we need a variation on a cone. a variation? yes, sure. a "variation" is kind of the same thing but with little changes. hmm... i know! you from scratching. (muffled shouting) and, you can seeyour whole head. (muffled shouting) it looks like a space helmet! i think she's trying to say something.
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(gasping) can't breathe. that could be a definite problem. looks like we need to think up a variation on this helmet. (engine chugging) testing, one, two, three. that helmet scares me. what's it going to do to a baby? hmm, you have a point. we need to design a simpler variation. time to go back to the basics. what do children like? i know! (cooing) martha: hi, jakey. it's me, martha. (crying) it's okay, i'm going, i'm going. oh, it's no use. no matter how many variations we invent, i still look like i'm a spaceman. or an alien. i should just go hide under the porch. except i'll probably get stuck halfway. wait a minute. maybe you're onto something. no, td, i'm not, trust me.
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martha, i've got an idea! this'll be great! whoa! i'll be back! why do i have a feeling this is a bad idea? helen: martha, you can't live in the basement. don't be silly. but i don't want jake to be afraid. i'll just stay down there until the cone comes off. that way, he'll never have to see me. i don't think that'll be necessary. i've devised a solution to all of your problems, guaranteed. a book? how is a book supposed to help me? it's not for you. td has a story for you, jakey. don't look at me like that. you're going to love it. it's about martha. 'tha! it's called spacedog martha. let's hear it. "spacedog martha and dr. jake are going to the moon. "a space dog needs a special helmet. it looks like a cone."
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'tha. that's right, jakey. it's martha. "three, two, one... "blastoff! "zip, zoom, we're going to the moon! "hooray! we made it!" (laughs) 'oon! but what's this? "all of a sudden, the moon cracks open. "it turns out, it's not the real moon. "it's a fake moon put up by the evil inventor "dr. arms. "inside is a giant contraption he devised-- the take-a-bath 5000!" (chatters) that's right! "it's a machine with a giant water tank for a body, "eight shower hose arms "and a soap dispenser for a head. "'ha, ha, ha. "bath time, you two!' "'a bath?!' "'try and get us!' "and with that, dr. jake and spacedog martha
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"leap into action, running in crazy figure eights "until the robotic contraption "is tied into a giant knot, along with dr arms. "'good thinking, team.' "'hang onto my cone, jake.' "and with that, they fly all the way back home "just in time for bed. "good night. the end." (laughs) did you like it, jakey? 'tha! 'tha! 'tha! it worked! td, that was a great idea. you did it. thanks a... (gagging) oh, choking, choking, jake. (cooing) not so hard, buddy. okay, thanks. td, maybe you better read it again. (laughs) oh, hi. let's talk about devices. a device is an object or a machine that's been made for a special reason. for instance, you might invent a device that dogs could use to open cans. (beeping)
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(panting) or maybe a device like a robot that looks like you. the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter is 3.14159265. another use for that device (slowing down): would be to... (electrical device powering down) (gasps) td! can't blame a guy for trying. so, cuántos? how many? nineteen. same here, but that's only because everybody in our class had to give a valentine to everyone else. i got 28. there's someone who got us all beat. who? martha (sighs): courageous collie carlo. he's so dreamy. what does it say? "martha, you're the hound of my heart.
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will you be my valentine?" it's from alice. wow, martha, you're really popular. skits got one more than me, but that's because i sent him one. (barks) in a minute, skits. sí. but do either of you have one that sings? carolina (recorded, off-key): ♪ carolina ♪ be my valentine-a ♪ nothing could be finer to me. ♪ it sounds like your voice. well, if you don't send a singing valentine to yourself, who will? good point. ♪ carolina ♪ be my valentine-a finer to me. ♪d be hang on, skits. i really have to admire how much thought i put into designing this card. it's really original. i'll admit it's original. mine are pretty boring. i got way too many ones with the same illustration of a pickle that says, "you mean a great dill to me." (all groan) i think everyone just buys the same box. they don't bother to personalize them.
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carolina (gasps): oh! i can make you a personalized valentine. it'll be exquisite. exquisita! "squiz it"? you mean you can squeeze it and it squirts? no, "exquisite" means something's really, really beautiful. i'm going to start designing it right away. i'd rather have one that squirts. (whimpering) (barking) uh, hey. can someone throw skits some snowballs? i'd do it, but no thumbs. speaking of which, open that one, open that one. it says: "canine, be mine." i drew that one. aw, thanks, td. ready, skits? hey, maybe i could draw some more valentines, too. is there any paper i could use? up in my room. come on, tru, let's make some valentines. wait for me. (skits barking) sorry, skits. ready? (barking)
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(whimpering) i can't find my eraser. hmm, i just had it. did you check under the table? sometimes stuff bounces under the bench. carolina: don't look! you can't look! i'm not going to copy you. i just need a place to draw. ew, glitter! found it. go work in the other room. this is top secret. it's no good if it's not a surprise. (sighs) oh, this is going to be exquisite! now shoo, you. you can't look yet. (skits panting) (barks) you can't look either. (whimpering) truman: boy, you sure have a lot of art supplies. i can really create something completely original. what's that? just some materials for crafts-- scraps of fabric. i'm going to use them to decorate my valentines. oh. personalized? you mean they're just for persons, not dogs? no, "personalize" means
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that you make something special for someone. like that valentine i made for you in the shape of a bone. carolina: glitter pen! did you take my glitter pen? why would i want your glitter pen? is there a problem? carolina can't find her pen. did you pick it up when you were in the kitchen? me? no. (gasps) i think i might have one upstairs. did you see it, on her hand? glitter. she probably just got it when she was looking under the table. you have like a major sandstorm of glitter in there. it's like you're decorating the whole kitchen. i wish i could be sure. (sighs) your pen is probably under the table. let's go look. excuse me a sec. can't decide what to do? well, it's important to have the design just right. "design" means you plan the way it's going to be right down to the last detail before you start creating it.
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right. hmm. i thought i had a glitter pen here. uh, helen? yeah? help me! i don't know what to do! huh? i can't do this! i can't! truman, it's just a valentine. everyone says it's just a valentine, but that's just to cover up the fact that it's really crafts. it's crafts, isn't it? admit it. yeah, come on. it's fun. you can use cloth or beads or any materials you want to decorate it. that's crafts! that's the dictionary definition of crafts. "crafts" are things people make themselves by hand. but what's the matter with crafts? i'm going to tell you something that i've never told anyone else. it happened when i was in kindergarten. that's an exquisite lion, cindy. oh, truman, it's crafts time, not nap time. head off the table, please. (grunts)
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i wish i could. how does anyone paste themselves to a table? i don't know! ow! take it easy! td's going to make really funny ones. you're going to make something really exquisite out of cloth. carolina's going to decorate hers with glitter. okay, those'll be tacky. but what about me? what will i have? a pair of scissors glued to my head. why did i ever agree to do this? i can't take it, i tell you. i can't take the pressure. just draw something. you like drawing, right? here. have a candy heart. thanks. i'm telling you, right on her hand-- glitter. there's a ton of glitter under here, but no glitter pen. what are you looking for? (thud):ow. nothing. just playing with skits. right, boy?
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(barks) i couldn't find another glitter pen. okay. sure. i can't believe it. here i was making this absolutely exquisite valentine about how wonderful she is, while she's busy taking my pens! that can't be right. helen wouldn't take anything. she's probably just... oop. ¿qué? what? my school notebook! it was right here. it had all my important stuff in it! someone stole your homework? no. important stuff. my sketches for valentines, my pirate name ideas, my old gum, everything! has anyone seen (gasps) my fabric? fabric? no. something weird is going on. everyone's art materials are missing. maybe it's time to have a look around.
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hey! sorry. we need to face facts. we're dealing with someone who will stop at nothing, not even taking other people's art supplies, to keep them from making valentines. (barks) skits, what is it? (barking) he has something he wants to show us. quick! (barking) oh. what? what is it? he wants us to throw more snowballs. skits, we don't have the time right now. (whining) it's okay. we'll play just as soon as the mystery is solved. what's this? someone left a valentine. "you stole my heart..." aw... "...and td's notebook and carolina's glitter pen and helen's fa..."
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hey, who wrote this? don't look at me. carolina, this looks like your handwriting. okay, i wrote it. i thought it would make whoever took our supplies confess. okay, nobody leaves this room! we'll get to the bottom of this. you don't get to say "nobody leaves this room." i get to say "nobody leaves this room." why do you get to say nobody leaves this room? because i didn't steal the art supplies! you're saying i did? i don't have to say. our parents will. parents? you sound nervous. aw, come on. can't you make nice personalized cards without fancy glitter pens or fabric? yeah, but you can't do it without trusting the person. what are you saying? don't start accusing people. quiet! i know who did it. you do? who? let's go into the living room. all right, everyone. now the first question is:
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why would someone want to steal your supplies? someone who hates art supplies! mm-hmm. and what did they steal from you, td? oh, right. my notebook. but we were all in the kitchen when that happened. everyone except truman. truman, where were you? right here looking at td's notebook. i thought i might get some ideas to help me overcome my nervousness about crafts. so it was you who took my notebook! i want it back. i didn't take it. why would i take it? you wouldn't. and truman was nowhere near your glitter pen, was he, carolina? well, now that you mention it, no. why do you think someone was stealing the stuff, martha? truman, will you look under that cushion, please? truman: it's there! it's all there! wow! martha, you did it! you solved it! so which one of us did it? it was the only one who had both the motive and the opportunity, plus he's the one
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who always hides things under that cushion. ew, slobber! skits? you hid all our supplies? (whimpers) it's not his fault. he was just jealous of all the attention you were giving the valentines. oh, poor skits. he felt left out. it's okay, skits. we're not mad. hey, who wants to go throw snowballs for skits? let's go! yeah! here, skits. catch! (barking) i'm going to create a ginormous, personalized snowball to heave at someone. (grunting) toss one to me! to me! (gags) thanks. this is a martha minute. with me as always is our own mr. hands, truman. you should have warned me it was going to be crafts. today, we want to talk about doing something original. "original" means something that's new and different
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and not copied from something else. for instance, you can design a card or a box decorated with materials you find around your house, like the ones truman holds. so be original and have fun creating something new and one-of-a-kind and we'll see you next time. okay, you can put the cards down now, truman. actually... you got them glued to your hands, didn't you? i think there's one or two on my back, too. well, that's original. all finished. (groans) let's watch the clips. a "variation" is kind of the same thing, but with little changes. "devise" means to come up with something to fix our problem. "crafts" are things people make themselves by hand. bye! bye! robot: welcome to the show. today's words... (robot powers down) too late. announcer: look who's coming your way every weekday.
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announcer: "word girl" was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from... >> ♪ i'm a whirlibird... >> chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, solutes all the parents who know staying active with their kids is fun and healthy for them. >> ♪ i'm a whirlibird. >> pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. ♪ word up, it's word girl ♪ ♪ word up, it's word girl ♪ ♪ flying at the speed of sound, vocabulary that astounds ♪ ♪ from the planet lexicon, watch out, villains, here she comes! ♪ ♪ faced with a catastrophe, we need the living dictionary ♪ ♪ her superior intellect keeps the crime world in check ♪
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go, girl! ♪ huggy face is by her side ♪ ♪ vocabulary a mile wide ♪ she'll make sure that crime won't pay ♪ ♪ and throw some mighty words your way ♪ ♪ word up, it's word girl ♪ word up! ♪ from the planet lexicon ♪ watch out, villains ♪ here she comes! ♪ word girl narrator: today's featured words are antsy and obligation. congratulations! you've been invited to becky botsford's birthday party, and this year, the botsfords have planned a party so big and so exciting that i can only describe it by turning on my echo machine and saying it's going to be... [echoing] the greatest party everrrrr! botsfords: happy birthday! becky, you'd better buckle up because your mother and i have spent
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the last 3 months planning this party, and it's going to be... the greatest party ever! aaaaah! this year, your father and i went a little overboard! we've planned one amazing surprise after another! oh, please tell me what they are! i can't wait! mrs. botsford: i know you're antsy, but before we get started, i just need to put the cake in the oven. it should be done baking by the end of the party. aah! [panting] ok, ok. put the cake in the oven! let's go! let's go! let's go! let's go! becky, if you want to jump up and down, don't you think it might be a little more fun if you did it... in this super-sized bouncy castle?! wow! wow. this really is the greatest party ever. it's your special day, becky. enjoy it! i will! i will! i will! man: please! somebody help! [squeak] yup, bob, i heard that, too. and as much as i want to jump in this giant bouncy castle, we have an obligation to help
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the people of the city. [squeak] oh, well, when you have an obligation, it means you've made a promise to do something. since we promised to protect this city, that's our obligation. so come on. let's go take care of our obligation and then come right back and bounce. word up! narrator: meanwhile, at the local sandwich shop... everyone stay back, or i'm going to spray you all with hot deli mustard and the really spicy kind because if any gets on your tongue it will burn so bad you'll have to take a sip of milk. ha ha ha! i am bad! hey. why are you doing this? because i'm supposed to be the sandwich king, and i don't want anyone eating sandwiches that aren't made by me. but these people, they come here to eat my sandwiches. do you understand that, mr. sandwich head? can you please not call me "sandwich head"? i'm sorry, pal but, uh, hey, you realize you got to sandwich for a head, right? yes, but i'd prefer to be called a nickname that's a little more-- word girl! word girl? what?
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no! that makes no sense. no! not you, sandwich head! her! word girl?! that's right, chuck the evil sandwich making guy. now put down the condiment ray and leave these people alone. forget it, word girl. no one tells me what to do... except my mom... and sometimes my brother. you remember my brother brent, don't you? the handsome-- yeah, yeah. can we just do this? i really don't have the time. it's 12:30. i know the time. i just don't have the time. boy, word girl, you seem really antsy. are you in a rush or something? yes, i am. why'd you have to do that? because i have an obligation to protect these people from you. word girl, thank you so much. there's got to be some way i can make it up to you. yes! in fact, i know just the way. keep an eye on chuck until the police arrive to pick him up because right now i really have to go. thank you! bye! boy, she did seem antsy, though, didn't she? huggy, now that we've taken care of our obligations,
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it's bouncy castle time! [squeaking] whoa! wait. what's going on? becky, there you are! have you been in the bouncy castle the whole time? wow. you must've been having so much fun. oh, yeah. tons of fun. um, where is everybody? they're right over there playing with your next surprise. [whinny] this isn't just the greatest party ever. it's the greatest thing that's happened to me! go ride those ponies, becky. i will! i will! sandwich shop man: please! somebody help...again! [squeaking] i know we have an obligation to help them, but we can take one little pony ride. narrator: ahem, ahem. yes? i think bob was making a good point. but--but it's ponies. trust me, the last thing i want to do is spoil your pony party, but if there's one thing i know about word girl it's that she won't let
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anything keep her from helping the people of this city. anything. even pretty, pretty magical pony princesses. you're right. i guess she won't. aww! come on, bob. word up. narrator: back at the sandwich shop... ok. everybody stay back while i untie my friend chuck. thank you. i couldn't wait for somebody to set me free. being tied up was making me antsy. what did she see? wha? oh, i can define the word antsy because antsy means impatient. you feel antsy when there's something you really want to be doing and you just can't wait any longer. and that's why i feel antsy right now! i don't have the time! it's 1:15. it's 1:15. now the police will be here any minute. it's their obligation to take you criminals to jail. in the meantime-- tell you what i'll do. i'll keep my eye on these guys. make sure they don't try to escape again. please do! narrator: word girl and captain huggy face race
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back to the party. what happened to the ponies? why are they sleeping? mr. botsford: well, they're sleeping because they're tired from all the fun they were having with you kids. you kids must've been having sooo much fun. we were so busy in the backyard setting up the biggest birthday surprise of them all. aah! can't keep it inside! we couldn't take all you kids to the amusement park, so... we brought the amusement park to you! wow! this isn't just the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. this is the greatest thing that's ever happened to anybody! enjoy it, becky. i will, i will. sandwich shop man: please! somebody help! for a third time here, huh? i don't believe this! dr. two-brains: don't worry, you two. i'll get you out of here. us food-based villains have to stick together, you know. seriously, can you please stop untying each other?! boy, were you right. she really is antsy today. told you. can we please just hurry this up already? i don't have the time.
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all: it's 2:15. dahhhh! that's it! everyone to jail! huh. where's she going in such a hurry? huggy, for the rest of the day, i'm just going to enjoy my birthday, and i'm not going to let my obligations get in my way. oh, no. it's the energy monster. narrator: maybe he's just out for a stroll in this lovely weather we're having. or not. energy monster, you picked the wrong day to mess with me. the wrong day. [roars] [whistles] [ding]
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giant ferris wheel, here i come! whoa, becky, hold up. those rides aren't working anymore. what? someone must've knocked out the power. i'm sorry, becky. obviously that someone didn't know that today was your birthday. oh. does this mean the party's over? i guess it does, but hey, we sure had a lot of fun, didn't we? i did! this was the greatest party ever! there'll never be a better one than this! never, ever, ever! oh! but it can't end right now! well, it's not over just yet. we still haven't eaten the cake! um, is it supposed to be glowing like that? i don't know. i did use a new recipe. then i'm sure that's the reason. ok, becky. make a wish. wish for something you really, really want. [thinking] i'll make a wish. i wish i hadn't missed my birthday party. i wish i didn't have all the obligations of a superhero. i wish i was just becky botsford,
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a normal little girl. i wish i wasn't word girl. i wish there never was a word girl! [sighs] so what'd you wish for, beck? i can't tell you. i know what i'd wish for-- to meet my favorite hero chuck the awesome sandwich king! thought your favorite hero was word girl. who's word girl? you know, flies around, defeats villains, defines words, you think she's the most awesome person in the world. word girl? uh, never heard of her. yes, becky. who is this "word girl" you're talking about? that sounds like a made up person. with a catchy name like that, you'd think i'd have heard of her... but i haven't. what is going on? what happened to the city?! i don't know what you're talking about, becky. it's another great day here in chuck-topia. chuck-topia?! chuck: i'm not just king of the sandwiches. i'm the king of the world! ooh! rah ha hee! oh, no! what have i done?
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narrator: can't wait to find out what happens next? you won't have to feel antsy for too long. now that we've shown you part one, we have an obligation to show you part two. so don't miss the next exciting episode of "chuck-topia"! kidding. "word girl"! ♪ word girl hello, i'm beau handsome, and this is... "may i have a word"? as usual, the player who correctly defines today's featured word will win a fabulous prize! let's play... "may i have a word"? yes, you may! today's featured word is binoculars. to give you a clue, here are some clips from "word girl" that show the meaning of the word. tommy! give it a shot! binoculars are a device used to make things that are far away look bigger
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like tobey was doing in that last clip. that's correct! tobey's binoculars are very similar to the pair i use when i go bird watching. i'm organizing a trip this weekend. would any of you like to come? imagine sitting motionless in the middle of a field completely silent, waiting to get a quick glimpse of a bird that may or may not show up. uh... i have ballet class. me, too! me, too! don't worry. i'll be sure to arrange another bird watching trip that's convenient for everyone! super. well, anyway, congratulations, tommy! you are today's winner! huggy, show him what he's won! a gift certificate for a bird watching trip with beau handsome! that's it for today's episode. see you next time on... "may i have a word?" ♪ word girl narrator: listen for the words unusual and enchanted. what happened to the city?! mr. botsford: i don't know what you're talking about, becky. it's another great day here in chuck-topia.
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i'm not just king of the sandwiches. i'm the king of the world! ooh! rah ha hee! oh, no! what have i done? narrator: um, we're kind of starting right in the middle of the story here. do you mind if i bring everyone up to speed? sure. go ahead. thank you! becky was frustrated that her obligations as word girl made her miss her own birthday party, so she wished on her birthday cake that word girl never existed, and--poof--the wish came true, and she was just becky botsford, a normal girl. mom, dad, what did you put in that cake?! flour, eggs, butter... and there was that big energy monster power surge that happened while it was in the oven. oh, that's right! that was very unusual. "warning, if electrified, cake may become enchanted." oh. ha ha ha! ha ha ha! good one, gang. real funny birthday surprise, getting chuck to pretend he's the king of the city. the whole enchanted cake thing. for a second there i actually believed it!
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is chuck the awesome sandwich making king still here?! aw, i missed him. joke's over, tj, but nice try. and his name isn't chuck the awesome sandwich making king. everybody knows it's chuck the evil sandwich making guy. right, mom and dad? um... um... what's wrong with you, becky? wait. this really isn't a joke? you know this is chuck-topia, the land of many sandwiches. and chuck is king. come on, bob. we've got to figure out what's going on! [squeak] i got to run. i forgot about my-- sandwich making class? what? um, sure, sandwich making class. later! this is really strange, bob. when i made my wish to not be word girl anymore, i didn't think other things would change, too. that enchanted cake has some strange, magical powers. hey! that's where the jewelry store should be! and those statues of chuck aren't normally there. that's very unusual!
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[squeaks] oh, you don't know what "unusual" means? well, when something is different than it normally is, we say it's unusual. like that store over there. every time we've looked at it before, it's been a jewelry store, right? but suddenly it changed into a sandwich shop. that's unusual! if something is usually one way but then it changes and becomes not usual, we say it's unusual. [alarm blaring] chuck on p.a.: attention, citizens of chuck-topia. it is time for sandwich talk. everyone must use sandwich words! got it! that hat is so pickle! why, thank you. i bought it salami days ago. what is going on? they're using words the wrong way. i can't stand it! and i just mayonnaise your coat. how much did it cost? it was a bargain at mustard dollars and ketchupy-ketchup cents! that's just not right! pickle doesn't mean good, and salami isn't a number! this is wrong!
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you're all wrong! you can't disobey king chuck's orders. that's the police! now you're in trouble! sheriff butcher is going to take you to jail! ok, this is silly. the butcher isn't a police officer. he's a criminal. you're the criminal, little girl. and you're under arrest. the butcher! see the badge? that's sheriff butcher to you, kid. thank you very mustard for showing up so quickly, sheriff butcher! don't worry, sir. just doing my job. you're under arrest for distributing the peace. don't you mean disturbing the peace? and you're in trouble for correcting people's grammar and choice of words. in chuck-topia, we talk the way king chuck tells us to. now let's go! let's let word girl handle this one. wooooord up! oh, right. so how are we supposed to fight the butcher? sheriff butcher to king chuck! i'm bringing in two troublemakers. let's go. oh, we'll never see them again. thank you, sheriff butcher!
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you're a real pastrami police officer! who dares break the rules of chuck the awesome sandwich making king? excuse me, um, king chuck, but i don't know all of your rules. you see, we're new in town, and-- rule number one-- when it's time to use sandwich words, we use sandwich words. isn't that kind of silly? hey! it's not silly! number two-- all the stores must be sandwich stores. but what about the jewelry store and the furniture store? i mean-- hey quit asking all those questions. rule number 3, and this is a big one--
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everyone must eat nothing but sandwiches, except for your birthday, when you're allowed to eat cake. how did you ever become the king of the city in the first place? hey! i will indulge her. you see, i started out as a mediocre villain, but there was no superhero to stop me, and i started to get better and better, and i took over. ha ha ha! yeah! i love those superheroes! yeah! [bell ringing] there's the sandwich bell! sandwich time! it's nice to be king. man, it's like this sandwich cast a magical spell on me. cannot look away. i'm so captivated by this sandwich i probably wouldn't have noticed if the girl and her monkey ran away. [screech] mmm. mmm. good sandwich.
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this getaway sure would be easier with superpowers! [groans] well how was i supposed to know the whole world would be different after my wish? [sirens] let's hide in here! [bells jingle] becky! there you are. dad, what are you doing here? i'm eating a sandwich, of course. it's the only thing i ever eat! every day. the same thing. here's your sandwich. just like always. dr. two-brains?! doctor? i used to be a doctor, but that was a long time ago. now i'm the sub-junior assistant manager of chuck's sandwich shop. well, when chuck became the king of chuck-topia, he told me i had to hang up my lab coat and work here instead. it's a real drag.
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if only i had a piece of enchanted birthday cake, i'd wish for things to be different. enchanted birthday cake? well, that's what got me into this mess and made the world all mixed up! you see, today is my birthday, and i was so-- narrator: um, do you mind if we skip to the end? we already went over this. oh, absolutely. go ahead. thanks. one minute later... so if i had known the cake was enchanted, i might not have made the wish in the first place! you keep using the word enchanted. does it have something to do with the flavor of the frosting? no, no, no. no. if something is enchanted, that means it has strong magical powers or is under a spell. enchanted can even describe someone who seems to be under a spell. for example, bob seems enchanted by that sandwich. hey, if you still have that enchanted birthday cake, make another wish on it and get things back to normal. we ate all the cake at the party. then i guess we're stuck here after all. [squeak] what's that, bob? you didn't eat your piece?
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well what are we waiting for? let's go find that enchanted cake and get things back to normal! [sirens] king chuck! i found the girl and the monkey! bring the crusher, and we'll take care of them. uh-oh, dad. we've got company! nobody disobeys king chuck and gets away with it! stop them, butcher! aah! aah! whew! whew! pastrami attaaaaack!
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pastrami on the left! got it! whoa! all right. i'm through fooling around. bratwurst bazooka! there's no way around it! we're stuck! [squeaking] good thinking, bob! try to eat your way through it! hurry, bob! what an unusual day. bob isn't chewing fast enough! now i've got you! is that, cheese?! let the girl go, king chuck! it's her birthday, and she needs to make her wish! hey, butcher! get him with one of your meat attacks! schnitzel shish kebob! that cheese is gumming up the works! i'm getting dizzy! dr. two-brains?! hey, there, becky!
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i thought you worked at the sandwich shop. where'd you get the blimp? this? oh, i build this stuff in my spare time. i hoped someday it would come in handy! good work, captain huggy face! captain huggy face? let's go, dad! going! thanks for the save! you're welcome! come here, king chuck! oh, ho! i'm not finished with you yet! bob, cake! dad, candle! let's do this! whoa. wha? it's unusual, i know! here goes nothing! i wish that word girl exists and that everything would go back to the way it used to be! mom, is chuck the king of the city? oh, becky, that's silly. tj! does word girl exist? hello! would i be the fan club president of someone who didn't exist?
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ah! my wish came true! everything is exactly the way it was! you wished for things to be normal? that's weird! no, it's not. my life isn't perfect, and sometimes it's really frustrating being me, but even with all the bad stuff, i wouldn't want it any other way. aw, that's nice to hear, honey. now let's keep enjoying your birthday party! yes! [boom] really? that timing is very... narrator: unusual? well, actually, since i'm always being interrupted, it's not unusual. it's normal, everyday, commonplace. ready, bob? woooooord up! whoo-hoo! and so we come to the end of a very unusual story about a world without word girl and all because of one very enchanted birthday cake. join us next time in another exciting episode of "word girl"! ♪ word girl
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hello. i'm beau handsome, and this is the bonus round of... "may i have a word?" our returning champion will have a chance to play for even greater prizes on the bonus round! tommy, you correctly defined the word binoculars. ready to play the bonus round? yep. great! take a look at these 3 pictures and tell me which one shows the definition for binoculars. give it a shot, tommy. it's number two. huggy is using his binoculars to spot something important on the ground. correct! huggy is good with binoculars, which will come in handy when he and i are bird watching this weekend. tommy, you're our bonus round winner. show him what he's won! an official beau handsome bird watching hat. see you next time on... "may i have a word?"
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narrator: cheese gone missing? aah! giant robots got you down? no fear! word girl is here! watch "word girl" right here on pbs kids go! word up! uncle larry's superlative warehouse! i'm uncle larry, and i deliver the best prices... the best! the most variety... the most! and the biggest bargains on the furniture you want for you lair! your table sure is cute, but you deserve something better. those other guys, they got cute tables, but uncle larry's are the cutest! the cutest! if it's not the best, it's not uncle larry's. narrator: captain huggy face, show us what "mystified" means. that's right!
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mystified means to be puzzled by a situation. congratulations, huggy! [dance music playing] mystified. announcer: your pbs kids go! friends are ready for anything. ready to fight a little crime? oh, hi! this is a pretty big deal, huh? presto! announcer: and now they're ready for you weekdays on pbs kids go! or anytime you want at announcer: "word girl" was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from... >> chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, who know
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kids should act their age, especially when they're having fun. pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. want more "word girl"? watch your favorite episodes and test your word power on want word girl's word power? fly over to your local library. cape not required. wooooord up!
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hi, there! dash here! to reveal my secret treasure, find the healthy foods that match like these apples! ready? what is this? broccoli! and this? carrot! do we have a match? no! broccoli! broccoli! do we have a match? yes! banana! banana! do we have a match? yes! there's just one match left! kids: a carrot! what is our secret treasure? a sandwich! that's right! emily elizabeth has our secret treasure, a healthy sandwich! now go to and see what happens when you find today's secret treasure. thanks for playing! got to dash!
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(george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: >> ♪ i'm a whirlibird... >> chuck e. cheese's, proud supporter of pbs kids, solutes all the parents who know staying active with their kids is fun and healthy for them. >> ♪ i'm a whirlibird. >> pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. for over 90 years, stride rite's been there, from the first wobbly walk to the first day of school, helping you choose the right shoes. stride rite is a proud sponsor of curious george. rainforest cafe, proud sponsor of curious george, reminding you that anyone can make the world a brighter place by conserving our natural resources. when you're saving one can... both: you're saving toucans! (toucan squawks) funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from:
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( lively drum intro ) ♪ you never do know what's around the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ if you ask yourself, "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: on their way home from the circus, the monkey with the yellow balloon
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and the man with the yellow hat noticed that professor wiseman's light was still on. hmm? don't tell me you're still working, professor? of course. it's only 9:00. what's this? a foot race? mm-hmm. we're trying to raise money for an expedition to the lost city of oman. oh. great cause. i'll sign up for that. hey, you want to help me train, george? (chatters agreement) great. what about you, professor? are you going to run? me? (laughing): oh, i can't run. i've got way too much work. poor professor wiseman. she doesn't know what she's missing. uh-huh. the next day, george couldn't wait to start training. hey. (chattering excitedly) wait up.
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wiseman: stop! i need help! this was strange. the professor who said she couldn't run was running. (panting) terrible! absolute disaster! what? did the t-rex collapse? oh, worse. anonymous donors-- they won't contribute to the expedition unless i run the race. but that's great. races are a lot of fun. can you help me train? i don't know a thing about running. no problem. let's meet in the park at lunchtime tomorrow. bye-bye. terrific. uh, i can't wait. (charkie barking) no, charkie, look out! oh! aw! whoa! (loud thud) oh! oh, boy. what?! he sprained his ankle? how can i train for the race without him?
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oh. hey... you want to be my personal trainer? uh-huh, uh-huh. o-kay. well, let's get running. all right! (chattering excitedly) hey, wait for me. george thought that to be a trainer, all he had to do was run and professor wiseman would follow. simple. (chattering) (sighs) george, wait up. oh. (panting) hmm, maybe not so simple. (chatters questioningly) oh, i'm so thirsty. do you have any water? uh-uh. hey, a-ha. here. (gasps)
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uh-oh. okay, that's it. i'm done. aw. sorry, george. i'm too tired to run anymore. we can try again tomorrow. george's first day as a trainer had not gone well. (door opening) hi, george. professor wiseman called. she said you tried to help her train for the race. oh... well, don't give up. i think it's a great idea. and i found something that might help. it's an old training video i used to watch called run for your life. you-- yeah, you. are you ready to run like you mean it? uh-huh, uh-huh. you might want to take notes. oh. tip #1: before you hit the road, you've got to get graceful.
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you've got to stretch those muscles. (grunting) when george met professor wiseman in the park the next day, he wanted to be ready. (grunting) mm, stretching does feel good. okay, what's next, george? ooh. ah, uh-huh. time to run? uh-huh, uh-huh. but not too fast, right? (chatters agreement) all right, then, let's go. ooh, i'm getting thirsty. uh-huh.
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(panting) ah. ah, thanks. much better. so far, professor wiseman's training was going great. and then... not so great. hey. (chatters question) i don't think running is for me, george. i find it... well, boring. huh? i'd much rather be carbon-dating a stromatolite. oh, oh... the training coach didn't say anything about boring. the problem is i don't have time to be bored. i should get back to the museum. thanks for trying, george. huh? huh? george couldn't understand why she didn't like to run. running can be so much fun. a-ha.
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make running fun. it just might work. (chattering excitedly) (chuckles) you want to show me something, george? uh-huh. okay. let's go. oh. is this a ferris wheel? uh-huh. okay. i've never been on one of these before. (chuckles) what an amazing view! hey, look! there's the museum. george: ooh! i can see my window. it looks so small from here. (chuckles)
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the professor had had so much fun on the ferris wheel that george took her to all his favorite places. (hooting) (laughs) (laughing) (trumpets) the day the professor outran him, george knew she was ready for the race. oh, i never knew running would make me feel this good. i have so much energy now. thank you, george, for the ferris wheel, for the balloons, for teaching me that running is fun. (chuckles)
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good evening, professor. oh, hi, everyone! i'm running in that race tomorrow. will you be there? ha! we wouldn't miss it for the world. (chuckles) on race day, george couldn't believe how many people showed up. okay, i'm ready. oh, no! i forgot my water. (chatters) (sighs) thanks. so, you really think i can do this? uh-huh. go, professor wiseman! go, professor wiseman! sis-boom-bah! sis-boom-bah! man: runners, take your marks! (whistle blows) the race was on. man: go, go, go! faster! push it! yeah, that's it, run! go! the professor seemed to be doing everything right.
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she ran at a steady pace. and there she was drinking water. so far, so good. (crowd cheering) george wanted to see the professor cross the finish line, so he made sure to get a good spot. do you see her? i don't see her. (chatters) she looks tired. george: uh-oh. oh, no, something's wrong. maybe she got a charley horse. huh? that's a cramp in your leg, george, and they can be very painful. oh! whew! hi, there. (squeals) i thought it'd be fun if my personal trainer finished the race with me. huh? (squeals) (laughs)
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(crowd cheering) ha-ha! (chuckles) i did it! i actually ran a race! uh-huh, uh-huh. i got a medal for finishing, and the race was a huge success. we raised enough money for our trip to oman. ah, that's terrific. and i found out who those anonymous donors were. apparently, they thought i needed to work a little less and have fun a little more. that's right because all work and no play... a crummy way to spend your day. (both laugh) to thank you for helping me learn that lesson, i want you to have my medal. oh! (chuckles) boy: george is a monkey.
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girl: he showed professor wiseman how to have fun with exercise. one, two, three, four.... today, we are exercising. each kid made a part of our exercise course. go! boy 1: exercise is important because it gets your heart going and that sends blood to your body, so it can keep you moving. go! girl: it helps your body and mind to get active, and it makes you feel very good. i know that my heart is beating fast. so you get a good exercise. boy 1: soccer or any running sport, it's fun, but you're also exercising. boy 3: stuff you do every day is kind of like exercising. boy 2: walking is an everyday thing. you could walk to the park. you could walk to school. going upstairs is exercise. boy 2: it's an everyday thing, but it gives you exercise, too. it gets you stronger. so, for the future, you'll be in the habit of exercising.
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kids (clapping along): ♪ oh, we are the county sprouts ♪ ♪ and today we're going out ♪ 'cause we're the county sprouts! ♪ whoo! yeah! (all laugh) george was feeling pretty proud. he had been made an honorary county sprout, and today was his first sprout outing. exciting stuff, huh, george? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. it's my first outing, too, as the new sproutmaster. and let me compliment my assistant sproutmaster bill. kids: yeah! ooh, yeah, reporting for duty, sproutmaster, sir. oh! i lost the map! look, we're here. all: whoa! woman (over p.a.): welcome to the incredible edible arboretum, a cornucopia of exotic comestibles.
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blueberries! i'll race ya! blueberries are my favorite bush-based fruit. come on, george! all: mm! mm! it looks like you all forgot the county sprout rules. huh? uh, rule #1: "never eat any plant that you're not 100% certain is safe." and that means... the edible plants guidebook? um, no, it means getting an okay from an adult. right. rule #2: "plants are living things. you can kill or hurt them if you're too rough." so don't pull on them and don't break any branches. (chuckles) come on. (device beeping) now let me explain what we will do
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during our vegetation exploration. (device beeping) uh, mr. sproutmaster? we're going to pass through orchards and nut groves. i wouldn't go that way if i were you. after that, we'll meet the head gardener, dr. greenbean. (whistle blows) (gasps) whoa! according to my new global positioning system, the apple orchard is that way. um, why don't we check the map? where is the map? it flew out the window, sir. but this is even better. well, then as assistant sproutmaster, you can be our navigator. lead the way. cool. ♪ oh, we are the county sprouts ♪ ♪ and today we're going out. (george grunting) if there was one thing george did not want to do, it was break any more branches.
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(cheering) awesome! thanks, george. i think we'll get to the blackberries faster if we go this way. i don't know, bill. that trail looks overgrown. a gps is never wrong. it says so in the brochure. oh. (blows whistle loudly) follow me, sprouts. (hoots happily) (beeps) why is the screen flickering? (tapping screen) either the earth is off its axis, or i forgot to charge the batteries. okay. george, can you climb that tree and see where we are? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. (hooting excitedly) and bill... bill? bill, where are you going? don't worry.
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i've got my handy back-up compass. this way, folks! bill, a sprout never leaves the trail. that-that's rule #3. bill! ♪ oh, excitement's really growing ♪ ♪ 'cause we don't know where we're going. ♪ in this direction, green. in this direction, a path. (shouting happily) (hooting excitedly) huh? george couldn't believe what he was seeing. someone was trying to break that branch. somebody was not being a sprout. (grunts) oh, no. this man was wrecking a tree. (hoots frantically) whoa! hey. are you a monkey?
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uh-huh. uh-huh. cool. (gibbering worriedly) i always wanted a monkey, but my mother said no. george had to do something and fast. this tree was in trouble. (gibbering thoughtfully) (hooting happily) hey! return the headgear, monkey. (chattering happily) seriously. i need that. i might get sunburn. no fair! i don't have monkey legs, you know. (man panting, george hooting rapidly) stop! (man panting) come on. come on. (man panting) (sighs tiredly) (man panting)
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(hoots happily) you know, this is fun and all, but i have to get back to work. aah! oh! oh... (hooting sadly) george didn't mean for the hat to get wet... or the man. but george couldn't wait around. he had to check on that tree. ♪ oh, we are the county sprouts ♪ ♪ and we're wandering all about ♪ ♪ 'cause we're lost in the forest ♪ ♪ and no one is looking for us ♪ which mean we're... vinny and vicki! please. we're not lost. we're just misplaced. according to my compass, this way is north; this way is south; and east and west are here and here. uh, but without a map, that doesn't really help us. but you know what? we can determine our precise location using an analog watch. we just need to know the true local time.
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do you know the true local time? i have another idea. let's ask george to climb a tree and... oh, no. i left george in the tree. george! where are you? george? george wished he could think of a way to get the branches back on the tree. he needed something sticky, really sticky. like... ah... mud! (hooting excitedly) (grunting) ah! (chatters "there.") another great monkey invention. (chattering contentedly) (gasping)
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the tree-wrecking man was coming back. and he'd probably want to keep on wrecking. ha-ha! (hooting happily) you are one crazy monkey. i haven't run like that since... hey! where's my lopper? (chatters "lopper?") that thing i was cutting branches with. (chattering) george? can you hear me? george! (hooting happily) george! oh, thank goodness i found you. oh, i'm sorry i left you in that tree. (gibbering anxiously) oh. dr. greenbean. nice to see you. huh? sorry we're late. we've had a rough day. tell me about it.
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first this monkey ran off with my hat, and now my tree lopper has vanished. uh-oh. (giggles) hey. what's going on? who put mud on this? uh... george? (gibbering anxiously) ah! so, dr. greenbean was cutting some branches and you thought he was hurting the tree. uh-huh. oh, you should have asked. oh, wait. (chuckles) you're a monkey. well, anyway, this is called pruning. you make a careful cut, and it doesn't hurt the tree at all. (chatters curiously) he's right, george. i've pruned many a tree in my day. you see, george, too many branches are bad news. they block the sun,
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and then the fruit can't grow. oh. but, hey, i'm proud of you, george. you behaved just like an honorary sprout. in fact, i would say your effort on behalf of trees qualifies you for full sprout status. huh? hooray! go, george! nice work for a city kid. (hooting happily) okay, sprouts, let's go get some lunch, and dr. greenbean can tell us everything he knows about trees. uh, bill, are you coming? in a minute. i'm still trying to figure out where we are. oh. huh. hey, i got it! uh... mr. sproutmaster. according to this, you're going the exact wrong... wait! you're going the right way! never mind. proceed. girl: george is a monkey.
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boy: he learned that it's important to take good care of trees. we are at the arnold arboretum. nancy is showing us different kinds of trees. can you tell us what it's called when a tree keeps its leaves through the winter? it's evergreen. evergreen-- that's right. nancy: the trees that lose their leaves in the winter are called "deciduous" trees. girl: the evergreen needles are small and pointy. the deciduous leaves are flat and wide. she asked us to find a particular tree. nancy: this tree is called sassafras. it smells kind of like fruit. the branches smell good. it smelled like salsa. smells like hot pepper. and the root smelled really good. it smells like root beer. it smells like candy. i think it's important to know about trees. announcer: it's "sid the science kid." i'm breathing a lot of air in. i wonder where all that air is going.
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that's a great question, sid. announcer: "it's sid the science kid," weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: rainforest cafe, proud sponsor of curious george, reminding you that anyone can make the world a brighter place by conserving our natural resources. when you're saving one can... both: you're saving toucans! (toucan squawks) for over 90 years, stride rite's been there, from the first wobbly walk to the first day of school, helping you choose the right shoes. stride rite is a proud sponsor of curious george. >> 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.
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funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: hola! curious george loves discovering new things, and guess what i just discovered. how to make new shapes by adding other shapes together. let's take these triangles and put them together. what shape did we just make? a square! cool! we made a square out of these two triangles. you can play more games like this with curious george at get ready for more fun ahead. it's "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that."
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hi. it's me--coach hooper-- and i've got my special whistle, which means it's time to get up and exercise! [kazoo] wow! it's also time to get a new whistle. ok, now, let's get moving because today, we're going to exercise like we're camping. ♪ hike that trail ♪ through the woods, over the hill ♪ ♪ there's lots to see, so hike that trail ♪ ♪ now row that boat ♪ row it out on the lake ♪ past the dock, past the fish ♪ keep rowing, all right! ♪ and jump in the water ♪ make a splash and jump right in ♪ ♪ it's nice and cool, just like a pool ♪ awesome job! and if you want to try out more exercises with me, just visit anytime you want. see you soon!
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viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ hey! ♪ 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 two and thing one ♪ ♪ instrumental ♪ instrumental ♪ it's the cat in the hat! ♪
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♪ all of our adventures start like that. ♪ ♪ wherever you're going where ever 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! ♪ (laughter) (giggles) how about this, nick? - is this a good hairstyle for me? perfect! (laugh) if you want to look like a sheepdog. (giggles) hey, maybe i should try having hair that stands up, like this? (stifled laugh) umm... maybe. what else is in the toy box? (giggles) oh, it's the cat! the cat in the hat! how about that! is it 'wear-stuff-on-your-head day' already? no, it's going-for-a- haircut day. but we can't decide how we want our hair to look,
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so we're using the toys to get ideas! ah, so you need hair help! lucky for you, i know the perfect place to go for ideas. where? to hilly-hazair! where i know a yak with fabulous hair. his style would look great on you. really? can we meet him? of course! your mother will not mind at all if you do. let's go ask! mommm! can we go with cat to see a yak in hilly-hazair? a yak? in hilly-where? (laugh) all right, just be back in time for your haircuts. okay! thanks, mom! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ buckle up! - [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop]
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♪ isn't this fun? yahooooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure! ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're off to the mountains of hilly-hazair ♪ ♪ to look for a brand new style for our hair! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go! ♪ brr! is anyone else cold? (shivers) me. me too. my bowl is freezing over! don't worry - we'll get a warm welcome from my friend boss. going down! ♪ there he is. hi, boss! it's so good to see your friendly face again.
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uh, cat? my face is over here. oh, (giggles) sorry 'bout that. (giggle) what brings you here? your yak-tastic hair! the kids are looking for a new hairstyle. and cat was right - yours is great! gee. thanks! i knew you'd like it! then it's settled. you simply must try having long, shaggy hair. that would be great, cat - but a barber can't make our hair longer! maybe not. but i can! with... ..the wig-o-lator! wow! step into my hair salon if you will! (giggles) [squeaking, whistles] (laugh) we look like rock stars! wahoo! yea yea yea, wahooo! ♪ oh, yeah, put your hands in the air! ♪ ♪ we're stars with guitars and we've got great hair. ♪
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♪ oh, yeah, put your hands in the air! ♪ ♪ we're stars with guitars and we've got great hair. ♪ ♪ yahooo! (laughing and rocking out) yes! all right. ya-hoo. rock and roll! (giggles) (shivering) that wind is cc..cold! is it? i hadn't noticed. it's freezing! the only part of me that's warm, is my head! hey, you're right! the yak hair is protecting our heads from the cold. well, i wish i had a hairy coat, like boss. he looks nice and warm all over! oh, yeah. it's great to be hairy in the winter! but if we had hair like you, we'd be way too hot in the summer! your hair is perfect for you, boss - but i think sally and i need to look for a shorter hairstyle. short hair? hmmm. oh i know someone with short hair.
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let's go and see her! okay! - thanks for your help boss. we had fun meeting you. and trying your hairstyle, too! alright. bye. - bye! hey, what should we do with these wigs? i have an idea! (getting comfy noises) thanks for the bowl-warmer! it's very cosy. (laugh) you're welcome. where are we going now, cat? to boulder beach! you're going to love my friend celia seal... ♪ celia! cat! dah-ling! you finally came for a visit! (laughs) sally, nick, this is celia. she's a fur seal! hi! - hello! i love your hair, celia. it's so short and smooth! thank you! sally and i are getting new hair cuts today.
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would you mind if we tried your hair style? not at all! splendiferous! the wig-o-lator is all set up! (laugh) they're like swimming caps! so they are! and that's perfect, because i was just about to invite you for a swim. please say yes? yes! ahh! there's nothin' like a swim in the great blue puddle-a-roo. i could swim all day! (shivers) i couldn't. the water's kind of chilly. yeah. but my head is warm. it even feels dry! hey, me too! but how can it be dry? we were just underwater. hmm. the outer hair is wet... but underneath it's dry and furry! so seal hair protects you from the cold,
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and from getting wet? it's true, dah-lings. i'm warm and waterproof! kids, seal hair might be your perfect style! oops! except that it's slippery. (laugh) my hair band won't stay on! and i'm not sure i want my hair this short. hmm. in that case, let's see one more hairstyle, before you decide. to the thingamajigger... again! [laughing] good-bye, celia! thanks for your help! come back any time, dah-lings! mwa! (giggles) next stop - poki-moloki! i want you to meet a friend of mine with a really 'sharp' hairstyle... ♪ hello! he-lloooooo! cat! you overgrown kitten, is that really you? it sure is! sally and nick, meet quimby, the crested porcupine. charmed! whoa! what's that?
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it's how i introduce myself! i fluff up my quills, into a crest. neat! um. what's a quill? quills are a bit like hair, only spiky and sharp. don't touch! - ooh (giggle) wow! nick and i are looking for new hair styles. is it okay if we try your hair er - i mean, quill style? sure! but be careful, now. two porcupine wigs, comin' up! (giggles) [squeaks, whistle] (laughter) wow! quills are amazing! (gasp) does this mean we've found your perfect hairstyle? yup! - for sure! oh boy, oh joy, we did it! hooray! let's have a hug! awww. oh! are you alright cat? my hat! it's been poked! pierced! punctured! sorry, cat! why are quills so sharp, anyway?
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quills keep away un-friendly critters, who think porcupines might be good to eat. to pull out this quill isn't going to be fun. i'd better get help from thing two and thing one. [whistles] ta-da! weeeee! hello! ♪ yipee! ta-da! you fixed my hat! oh, thank you, thing one and thing two. bye bye! if we had porcupine hair, we'd never get any hugs. i wouldn't like that. me neither. maybe porcupine quills aren't right for us after all? [ringing bell] uh-oh. it's time for your haircuts. and we still haven't found you the perfect style! that's okay, cat.
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after seeing all these different kinds of hairstyles, i think we know exactly what we want! bye! good luck with your haircuts! thanks, quimby! bye! see ya! - goodbye. it turns out that hair isn't just there for show. it can help you stay warm in the cold winter snow. it keeps porcupine from becoming a meal. and helps you stay dry if you're a fur seal! ♪ sally! nick! time for your haircuts! coming! - yay! well, you two sound excited! yeah! we know exactly how we want our hair cut. i want the same style as i have now, only a little shorter. me too! i like my hair just the way it is. you know what? so do i. (chuckle) i'll get my car keys... wasn't it cool, wearing all those different kinds of hair? yeah. it's fun to try new things!
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you never know what you might like. i couldn't agree more! (laughter) in fact... i couldn't decide which i liked best! hooray for hair! (laughter) hi kids! do you know what kind of sound an owl makes? whoooo? whoooo? who? well, the owl of course. you know, the bird with really big eyes. whoooo? whoooo? anyway, what sound does an owl make...?
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whoooo? whoooo? whooo! that's right! an owl says "whooo!" you got it this time but next time i'll stump you for sure. whoooo? me, that's who! ♪ we've nearly reached the far side of the great desert, nick. i'm so hot, i don't think i can make it, sally. what we need is an ice-cold drink! yay! [laughs] ♪ here's the lemonade! - thanks! you're welcome. i'll get some ice. ♪ [humming] uh-oh! we're all out of ice! oh no... (sigh) ♪
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cold...drink...please! hey! it's the cat! the cat in the hat! ugh...would you by any chance have a glass of cool, refreshing, icy lemonade. we have lemonade. but we don't have any ice. no, ice? that will not do! let's see now... i have rice... and spice... (sniff) achoooo! i even have mice. (happy squeaks) (giggle) hi guys. but to my surprise i have no ice. where can we get some? (gasp) there's plenty of ice in freeze-your-knees-snowland can we go there? - of course. we'll visit polly the polar bear. she knows all about ice. your mother will not mind at all if you do! (laughs) mo-ooom can we go to freeze-your-knees-snowland with the cat and get some ice? freeze-your-knees-snowland ! that sounds cool -- huh, chilly, even!
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wrap up warm! we will! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thinga-ma-jigger! ♪ are you sure you want to go to freeze-your-knees-snowland? that place is like one big block of ice! and that's why we're going there! buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahoo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ polly the polar bear knows about ice, ♪ ♪ we'll all have cold drinks, now won't that be nice? ♪
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♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ welcome to freeze-your-knees-snowland ! it really is cold! i'll just have to keep moving to stay warm. think warm thoughts... think warm thoughts... let's find polly. yea! ♪ mmm, where is polly? i have no idea! i can't see her anywhere, i...! oh polly! cat! [laughs] whoah! that's what i call a bear hug. these are my friends, sally and nick. hello! - hi! hi! i'm polly. pleased to meet you! can you help us, polly? we're looking for ice! well, ya came to the right place!
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we have just about every kind of ice ya can think of -- and they're alllll different! oh...we didn't know there were different kinds of ice. there most certainly are! hey! come along and i'll show you all the different sorts of ice! then you can choose the one you like best - won't that be nice? yea! - yea! whoooaaaaa-whoooo! polly, slow down! we can't keep... up -- the ground's too slippery for us to walk on-- (laughs) that's because it's ice! whoooaaa! this is pack ice! pack ice? what's pack ice? it's frozen ocean! the ocean freezes? cool! it only freezes this much in really, really cold places. like here! pack ice is so thick it never melts, even in summer!
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(picking up efforts) we could never break pieces off this ice. there's no way we can take this home with us. you're right. just leave that ice, right where it is. follow me, guys. we'll try! but it's hard for us. wow, we're really high up. you could try sliding polar-bear-style! weeeee! (laughing) wahoo! whee! this is fun. - oh yes! yahoo! uh... and cold too! whooooooaah! whoooooooooah! [giggles] hey, the ice has changed. this is where the ocean is just starting to freeze. the ocean? you mean we're at the edge of freeze-your-knees-snowland?
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absolutely. so if back there is frozen ocean. what's this? this is called sea ice! this ice is sort of bendy! like pizza dough! ha-ha! [laughs] hey! look at meee! i'm making an ice pizza- [laughing] the sea ice just melted!'s too slushy to go in our lemonade. (tastes) yuck. and salty too. i think we need a different kind of ice that's not so salty. then follow me! wait polly! it's too cold for us to swim in that water. we don't have thick fur like you! but we do have a thingamajigger! [whistles] ♪ hello! we're right behind you, polly! ♪ whoa! look out! ♪ now that is a big piece of ice!
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a big block of ice that floats in the sea we call it an iceberg. now say it with me! iceberg! cat! fly over it! i have a better idea. let's dive under it! pull the subber-e-blubber sally! [laughs] dive, dive, dive! aruuuuga! woooowwwwww! i thought the iceberg looked big above the water. but most of it is under the water. whooooooaaaaa! definitely too big to put in a glass of lemonade. (laughs) isn't this fun? here we are! uh-oh. looks like a storm's coming! oh, no! freezeyourknees storm warning! ta-da! ah!
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everyone get under... whoa! ♪ what should we do now? i know, help me dig a hole! wow! you're a great digger, polly! we'll help you! and allow me! (digging efforts) ok, now cuddle up under me! i'll protect you from the wind with my nice, thick fur. oooh, comfy! and cozy! and windy! are you sure you're all right, polly? you betcha! it takes more than a cold wind to get through my fur! what is that? it's a hail storm now! hail's another kind of ice. little pieces of ice that fall from the sky.
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cuddle up, kids! ♪ okay! storm's passed over. everybody out. when a cold storm blows up and there's ice in the air, there's no place as warm as beneath a white bear! (giggle) can we take some of these lumps of ice home! as much as you like. (tastes) they're not salty or slushy. and they're the perfect size to go in a glass of lemonade! oh polly they're perfect! but how can we get them home without melting? you don't want your ice to melt in the sun, why not get some help from the things two and thing one? [whistles] ta-da! ♪
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[laughing] ♪ ta-da! wow! - thanks guys. bye bye! this cooler will keep the ice cold on the trip home. now we can go home and have cold lemonade! thank you for helping us find the right kind of ice, polly! you're welcome. bye polly! - see ya polly! bye! polly the polar bear sure knows her ice, there's pack ice and sea ice and icebergs are nice, ice floats on the sea, ice falls from the sky, and there's ice to bring home, it's an endless supply! ♪ (sipping noises) ahhhh! well my swimming around to stay warm really worked.
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now i have to think of a way to get cool! how about some lemonade? ..and some...! ahhh, much better. my very own iceberg. (laughing) welcome to hat chat. sure is ch-ch-chilly here in antarctica. ...but we had to come here to interview our friend the penguin! meet my son junior. hi! hi! how do you stay warm? we have a thick layer of fat under our skin... and special feathers that overlap. you mean like this!? right! our feathers are covered in special oil to make us waterproof and windproof! hey, what are those penguins doing? when it gets really cold we huddle together. the heat from all our bodies helps us keep each other warm. hey! where did junior go? under dad! i just stay under here, nice and warm, and if dad needs to go somewhere, he carries me.
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wheeeeeee! by-bye! bye, bye! that's a wrap with our friends the penguins! bye everybody! ♪ to keep your tootsies warm ♪ ♪ you need boots and woolly socks ♪ ♪ layers are the key ♪ hats and scarves for you and me ♪ ♪ penguins have a layer that's a lot of fat ♪ ♪ on top, fluffy down and feathers ♪ ♪ they keep warm like that ♪ my old friend, the polar bear ♪ ♪ two layers of fur, that's what he wears ♪ ♪ when it's cold outside, you'll never freeze ♪ ♪ put on your layers, it's a breeze ♪ ♪ when it's cold outside, you'll never freeze ♪ ♪ put on your layers, it's a breeze! ♪ ♪ seals are very plump ♪ their skin soaks up heat from the sun ♪ ♪ on top their fur is waterproof ♪ ♪ and i swear, that is the truth ♪
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♪ it's the truth! ♪ when it's cold outside you'll never freeze ♪ ♪ put on your layers it's a breeze ♪ ♪ put on layers 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. george: ahh! where are we going? announcer: to sesame street. do you know where it is? saskatchewan! gesundheit. no. it's on pbs kids! what are we waiting for? head on over to "sesame street" weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at
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viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. hola! the cat in the hat sure knows a lot about animals. do you? what animal is this? an armadillo! right! armadillos are really neat. they can't see very well, but they have a great sense of smell and sticky tongues to help catch insects, which is what they eat. they can also sleep up to 16 hours a day just like a baby! you can learn more about animals with the cat in the hat at now let's go on a reading adventure with "super why!"
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