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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 ♪ ♪ 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. ♪
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the snow robot is complete. woman: hold it, cut! i'm looking at the script, and the history is all wrong. dogs didn't really do any of that stuff. (sighs) guess we'll have to put on a rerun. helen: but wait, the words are right. like "civilization" and "prehistoric" and "ancient." and "pioneer" and "frontier." and it's supposed to be a show about words, not history, right? kids: please! please! oh, all right. listen for all the words, and we'll see you at the end of the show. wait. one more thing. the snow robot is complete. line up. i want to take a picture. martha: get one of ours, too! don't you just wish it would snow like this every day? no school, no homework. no electricity. how do you figure that? we'd be so busy shoveling snow that people wouldn't have time to do anything else. we'd spend our days just trying to survive-- like cavemen.
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life would be really primitive. primitive? "primitive" means how people lived a long time ago-- without computers or writing or anything like that. cool! i'd make a great caveman. (grunts) me td. me invent tools. me discover fire. (imitating): only if td have dog. can snowy have his mouth back, please? what do you mean, "only if td have dog"? well, you may not know it, but dogs invented tools. in fact, we gave you humans lots of stuff: science, art, language. fleas. i'm serious. it's all in the great oral history of dogs. every dog learns it when they're a pup. do you want to know how a dog helped people discover fire? sure. i love listening to a good story. now, this was a long, long time ago, before there were books and leashes and canned dog food. you mean in prehistoric times? yeah, that's it, prehistoric times. wait. prehistoric?
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how can there be a time before history? "prehistoric" just means the time before people started writing stuff down. humans have been around r at least 200,000 years, but they've only been writing stuff down for about 5,000 or 6,000 years. everything before then is prehistory. do you want to hear the story or do you want to lecture? okay, it all started off with a bone. like this one, but much bigger. back in prehistoric times, there were these two kids: cave-girl "huhh" and cave-boy "tuhh." they were always fighting, especially over bones. they had a smart, good-looking cave-dog who looked after them and was always trying to get them to stop fighting. if you two can't play nicely with the mammoth bone, then i'm just going to take it away. but they were too primitive to understand language, so they didn't pay too much attention to her. truman: wait! you're saying dogs talked before people? well, yeah. doesn't everyone know that? but you only talk because you eat alphabet soup. there wasn't any soup back then.
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or alphabets. well, eventually dogs stopped talking, but that's another story. anyhow, back to the story. okay, that's it! i'm taking it away. i'm going to bury this bone someplace so you two can't get at it. incidentally, that's why dogs started burying bones-- to keep them away from cave-boys and cave-girls who wanted to clobber each other. ahh! now, where were we? (cave-kids grunting) but huhh and tuhh were sneaky cave-kids and kept digging up the bone. why can't you two be like truhh and just draw?? instead of fighting, bang these stones together. i wonder who can bang the stone the hardest. martha: huhh banged her stones so hard that one of them chipped, and the piece that fell off was flat and sharp-- the perfect tool for cutting things. tuhh banged his stones so hard that they created a spark, which flew into a pile of straw and started a fire.
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that's hot! stand back! i'll put it out with the... with this raw antelope meat. (meat sizzling) (martha sniffs) hey, that smells pretty good. all: mmm...! and that was how dogs gave humans tools, fire and grilling. you really expect us to believe that dogs created civilization? she didn't say anything about civilization. yeah, who's talking about civilization? we just gave you all those things that separate dogs and people from other animals. like cats. that's what civilization is. civilization is when you change from being primitive to being more modern. it's when people start to make things like tools and art and philosophy. philosophy! we invented philosophy, too. oh, let me tell you about it. back in ancient greece... "ancient" means very, very old, by the way. i know what "ancient" means. okay, just checking. back in ancient greece... there lived a grumpy guy named socrates. he became a philosopher because of his dog. philosophers are people who try to figure out
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what life is all about. (sadly): another beautiful day. why doesn't it make me happy? martha: he lived with a dog named bonesthenes. they got along all right, but socrates was always getting upset over small things. hey, socrates! lovely morning, isn't? uh-uh, wipe your paws. why? because if you don't, you'll get mud in the house. is that bad? yes. why? because i like to keep the house clean. why? because a clean house is nicer to live in than a dirty house! why? why do you ask so many infuriating questions?! i don't know. why do you think i ask so many infuriating questions? (screaming) martha: really bonesthenes just did it to tease him. but it was good for socrates. (screaming) he needed to lighten up. eventually all that questioning made socrates want to study himself and find out what life is all about. and that was the birth of philosophy. okay, that does not count as giving humans philosophy. why not?
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because you have to do more than just ask questions. why? because... well, because... i suggest you give up now. (sighs) all right, you win. anyone for hot chocolate? i can't find anyone named bonesthenes in this book about greek philosophers. oh, well, dogs don't care about getting credit in books. they just want to help people with philosophy and science and stuff. plus, they can't read. hang on; "science," did you say? sure. you've heard of galileo, right? um... he's the guy who found out about the falling objects, right? well, with a little help, yeah. see, it started in the italian city of pisa. galileo was a really serious guy, and his dog, skitaleo, was worried because galileo never got any exercise. skitaleo had an idea. hey, galileo, how about a nice game of catch? later, skitaleo. martha: skitaleo tried throwing the ball himself,
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but galileo was too busy with his books and numbers. then he had another idea. if he dropped the ball from up there, it would really get galileo's attention. so skitaleo took the ball all the way to the top of the tower of pisa. when skitaleo got to the top of the tower, he saw that someone had left a bowling ball up there. a bowling ball? yeah. it was kind of like bowling. the italians called it "noccadapinsdon." but that's another story. anyway... skitaleo was a very clumsy dog, and when he went to drop the ball, he also knocked the bowling ball down at the exact same time. oops-a-daisy! martha: luckily, skitaleo had the presence of mind to warn galileo. hey, galileo! heads up! huh? martha: galileo looked up. he saw that the two balls were falling at the same speed. this gave him a tremendous idea. until then, people thought that heavy objects fell faster than light ones. but galileo discovered that heavy things and light things all fall at the same speed. eureka!
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(grunts) (tongue lapping) skitaleo! you're a genius! martha: the rest of the day galileo put down his books and played with skitaleo. they even did a little bowling. (rumbling) but that didn't turn out so good. quick, walk this way. this never happened. boy, that galileo wasn't a very responsible guy. i'll say. he never once told anyone about skitaleo. hang on. ancient dogs could talk? skitaleo could talk? why don't all dogs talk? the reason dogs can't talk is because of skitaleo's cousin, who lived in england around the same time. his name was sir skits. sir skits was walking along the street in london one day when he saw an unhappy young playwright sitting on the sidewalk. hey, joe, whaddaya know? my name's not joe. it's will. well, you look like you could use a good scratch behind the ears. why the long face? martha: the playwright, whose last name was shakespeare, told sir skits that he had promised the queen
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that he would put on a play. but he had no idea what to write. luckily, sir skits had an idea. how about writing a play about ham? ham? hmm... i don't know if the queen likes ham. then how about a play about a prince named ham who thinks his father was killed by his uncle and he sets about by various means, including pretending to be mad, to get his uncle to confess. then he talks to a skull and his girlfriend goes crazy and everyone gets in a big swordfight-- the end. hmm... skulls are cool. martha: so all night sir skits dictated and mr. shakespeare wrote. then ham says, "to be or not to be, that is the question." hmm... you don't like? no, no, i was just thinking it would be nice to have a ham sandwich about now. will! you have to get going! the queen! it's not my fault. you keep saying "ham" all the time. oh, i know. call him ham-let. hamlet? like a little town?
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no-- no good. you don't have time to be picky, will. okay, okay. so... martha: they worked all night and finished the play. the rest is silence. (applause) martha: it was a hit! i like this "will" guy. he's like me. but how did that stop the dogs from talking? whoa, i'm getting to that. you see, after that, sir skits wrote all of the plays for his friend shakespeare. but it wasn't long before people started to suspect that something was up. (choir singing) i'm glad you liked macbeth, your majesty. we especially liked that "tomorrow" speech. how did it go? oh, um., "tomorrow is, uh..." sir skits: tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time. martha: shakespeare didn't like being shown up by a dog. so he talked to a powerful magician. i just finished a new play.
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if you do this for me, i'll put your name in it. martha: and so prospero-- which was the magician's name-- put a spell on all dogs. and then i wrote... (barking) martha: and from then on, they couldn't speak, only bark. but the joke was on shakespeare, because he never wrote another play after that. that's why dogs don't speak to this day. i don't believe it. hey, you guys want to make a snow fort? all: yeah! dogs invented forts. really? oh, sure! and they invented cocoa and parkas and even mittens. i never knew about the mittens. well, you learn something new every day. truman: they did not invent mittens! helen: relax, truman. just have fun. hey! check out this song. ♪ philosophy ♪ what is your philosophy? ♪ it needn't be greek to be or even deep to be ♪ ♪ important or true ♪ philosophy ♪ your philosophy ♪ is what you believe to be or perceive to be ♪
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♪ important for you. philosophers are people who try to figure out what life is all about. ♪ i think, therefore i am. but everyone can have his or her own philosophy. ♪ don't throw your stuff away, save it for a rainy day ♪ ♪ philosophy ♪ what is your philosophy? ♪ you don't have to cogitate or ruminate ♪ ♪ calculate or speculate ♪ have a debate or postulate ♪ until it's getting very late ♪ to have a philosophy. ♪ i am, therefore i'm hungry. (horse neighs) i can't believe we mined this much gold in one day. i know. but i still say chicken nuggets are way better than gold nuggets. except you can't buy things with chicken nuggets. what would you need to buy if you had chicken nuggets? i'd never leave the chicken mine. never talk to a dog about money. td: that's right, don't miss out!
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look, it's mayor td. howdy, folks. i'm just out to let people know there's free ice cream at city hall for the rest of the afternoon. whoa, nelly! great. we'll stop by as soon as we take our gold to the bank. great. (clock chimes) uh-oh, 4:00. looks like it's time for me to go do some mayor stuff. see you later. (panting) (bell clanging) truman: the bank has been robbed! by aliens! hold it! aliens? sure, why not? td, we're making a western, not a space movie. well, somebody has to rob the bank. i know. how about this? (bell clanging) who robbed the bank? the boxwood bandit must have struck again. i hope the sheriff gets here soon. whoa, buttercup. howdy, sheriff. it looks like your brother robbed the bank again.
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older brothers can be so annoying, especially when they're outlaws. but don't worry, sheriff alice is on it. buttercup! whoa! somebody has to do something to stop that outlaw. it looks like that somebody is us. (clanging) which way did he... could you stop that? oh-- sorry. which way did he go? oh, he hasn't gotten very far. he's over there. (grunting and groaning) gold is heavy! i really should think about stealing something lighter next time. why didn't i think of that? i'm stealing your wagon. help me put this gold in it. alice: stop right there! you're going to jail. yeah, okay, just give me a minute, sheriff, to catch my... (laughing) (grunts) (laughing): good buttercup. the end. i don't like it. why not?
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an outlaw is the guy who breaks the law. why should i be the bad guy? it's nothing personal, ronald. it's just that somebody has to play the outlaw in the movie. we need to make a decision. i have to get the video camera back to the library by the end of the afternoon. if you're not going to play the outlaw, who do you want to play? r.w. boxwood. r.w. boxwood? yup! he's a pioneer. that means he was one of the first people to do something. r.w. boxwood was the first person to live in dogrush city. picture it. ronald: one day, pioneer r.w. boxwood is feeding his horse, when... strawberry milkshake! (crowd chattering happily) crowd: hip-hip hooray, hip-hip hooray! r.w., i want to thank you for being the pioneer who made dogrush city
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the wonderful place it is today. (crowd cheering) td: i'd like to present you with the key to the city. (cheering) r.w., it's alice and her gang of bandits. they're at it again! (alice laughs evilly) older brothers are so clueless. (horse neighing) oh, no, he's coming! no...! like that. truman: that doesn't sound like much of a movie. yeah, ronald. it shouldn't just be about a pioneer millionaire. but look at this face. this is what the public wants to see. (girls snickering) we've got these great costumes. maybe there should be some singing and dancing. maybe some singing aliens! i don't think so, td.
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we've already decided there are no aliens in the movie. i've got an idea. what if the movie starts out... the lazy dog saloon. (playing jolly music) ♪ grab a seat that isn't taken ♪ taste the best milk ever shaken ♪ ♪ cool your heels and loosen up your belts ♪ ♪ you just need a coin or two ♪ we'll fill up a glass for you ♪ ♪ then grab a straw before your milkshake melts. ♪ crowd: ♪ grab a straw before your milkshake melts. ♪ (song continues) ♪ kick up your heels and loosen up your belts ♪ ♪ then grab a straw before your milkshake melts. ♪ (song continues) ♪ every glass is sure to please ♪ ♪ but not too fast or you'll get... ♪ ♪ brain freeze. (song continues) (alice groaning) (thunk)
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milk. shake. let's see. first i think i'll take down those lights. then i'm going to pave main street. yeah, i think i'll pave it. what are you talking about? didn't you know? i own this town. (all gasp) see? it says right here. this town is property of r.w. boxwood. this can't be right. the mayor never would have signed this. td, why would you sign over the town to r.w.? he had a comic book i really wanted. i didn't think he'd actually shut down dogrush city. (sighs) well, i guess this means r.w. owns the saloon and the entire town. and it's all legal, which means i'm no outlaw. (slurping) (groans) you have 24 hours to clear out.
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and keep the change. actually, i need to pay my meter. i like it. but what if there's a twist? like maybe there's someone else who'll be able to save the town, a different pioneer who's been out exploring the frontier. heeyah! heeyah! heeyah! well, i guess this is it. dogrush city was fun while it lasted. it's not so bad. we'll just have to go explore the frontier and find a new place to live. explore the what? the frontier. the frontier is where a lot of people don't live yet, where the towns end and the wide open land begins. so we might have to start another town where there isn't one yet. i can't believe it's all over. i founded dogrush city as a place for kids to have fun. (sighs) oh, well. i guess i'll have to found another wild west town. if you already found another town, what's the problem? not "found" like "find"-- "found" like when you start something or create it,
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the way i founded dogrush city. oh. well, helen and i are looking to found a town, too. maybe we can be settlers together. okay. (rumbling) what's that noise? hey, everyone, i'm back from my frontier travels. i hate to break it to you, but this is my town now, and you're going to have to leave with everyone else. according to this, i own the town and everything in it. the mayor sold it to me. but he sold it to me first. for a comic book-- gopher patrol number 33. oh, yeah! such a good comic. but-but... sold it to me, too, by golly. mayor td, how many people have you sold the town to? i don't remember. well, i guess since we can't prove who owns it, dogrush city is everybody's property. (everyone cheers) alien: take us to your milkshakes. td, there were no alien settlers in the wild west.
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how do you know? aliens could have settled anywhere they wanted to. not in this movie. have you ever heard of an alien settler in a western? well, no... but i am not letting this cool alien mask go to waste. the sooner you guys admit that having aliens in the movie would be cool, the sooner we can shoot it. come on. it would make for the best showdown scene ever. ready? ready. go! (slurping) (cheering) (slurping) brain freeze! curses! (crowd cheering) yeah! whoo-hoo! go, td! whoo-hoo! and that's how i save the town. oh, brother.
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td, having aliens in the movie doesn't make sense. lots of cool things don't make sense. wearing your socks on the outside of your sneakers, for instance. it just looks cool. td? what time do we have to bring the camera back? td: 5:00. that means we only have 15 minutes to shoot our movie. td: well, what are we waiting for? and... action! (laughing) whoa! ready? ready. go! (slurping) way to go, td! awesome! ow! brain freeze! ahhh... way to go, td! all: whoa! helen: i can't believe i'm saying this, but i really liked the part with the alien. me, too! i was great!
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wasn't i? do you think this movie will make us famous? i doubt it. we're probably the only ones who'll ever see it. but maybe our next one will be even better. ooh, let's do another one tomorrow! hey! helen: what? the dvd is gone. that's weird. things like that don't just vanish. that's what we'll do! a mystery. something disappears. td: i'll be the detective! helen: how about martha? she'd be a good detective. (eerie whistling) ♪ ...too fast, or you'll get... ♪ (strange giggles) this is the best earthling movie i have ever seen. all: ♪ grab a straw before your milkshake melts! ♪ what a great night! a big, clear sky, a full moon. (howling) there's nothing like howling at the moon on the frontier with no one else around. (yells) (barks)
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hi! i was just howling at the moon. (barks) what do you mean, this is your property? property is something that belongs to someone. (growls softly) the land isn't your property. it doesn't belong to you. it's not someone's yard, it's wide open space. and the moon certainly isn't your property. no one owns the moon. and the hills... (whimpers) oh... oh, this is your property. (sighs) i wish i had some property to chew on. (howling) that's the worst history lesson ever. did you catch all the words about history and civilization? here are a few again. "prehistoric" just means the time before people started writing stuff down. martha: philosophers are people who try to figure out what life is all about. the frontier is where a lot of people don't live yet-- where the towns end and the wide open land begins. see you next time! announcer: look who's coming your way every weekday. hot diggity! wonderific!
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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: listen for the words "precipitation" and "meteorologist." it's been raining in the city all week, and tomorrow is the annual "end of the picnic season" picnic. oh, i hope they don't cancel it. [thunder] t.j.: now take another step apart. good, bob. be the egg. bob and i are getting really good at the egg toss. we're going to win that event this time. mrs. botsford: hey, you two. those eggs aren't for throwing. i need those to make egg salad sandwiches for the picnic. if there is a picnic. [thunderclap]
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dad, if it rains tomorrow, do you think they'll cancel the picnic? hate to break it to you, but probably. remember last year when it rained at the arbor day parade? [thinking] sad clown. the parade floats were actually "floating." [mr. and mrs. botsford laugh] good one, honey! ah. hmm... tv reporter: and that concludes our investigative report on the secret of winning first place at picnic egg toss competitions. oh, no! now, to find out if there will be any precipitation for tomorrow's end of the picnic season picnic, we go to weatherman and meteorologist sonny days. hello, sonny! ha ha ha! great egg toss tips! i actually know a lot about eggs since i'm such a big ham. [both laugh loudly] he is a ham! so, can we expect sun, sonny? [both laugh] of course, before i get to the weather, i always like to say happy birthday to some good folks and loyal viewers.
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big birthday wishes to grandpa ming! he's 78 years young today. and happy birthdy to reuben grinder, celebrating his 55th year on this planet. ha ha! yum. i'm getting hungry just thinking about his fancy, tiny sandwiches. today is my birfday. say my name on tv, mr. weatherman. and birthday wishes go out to edith von hoosinghaus. happy 44th birthday, edith...again. just playing. she's actually 68 today. heh heh heh! he better say it's my birfday. sonny: and finally, i can't forget to say happy birthday to one of the most adorable young ladies in town... [gasps] oh, boy! he's going to say it! me! it's my birthday! mine! happy birthday to... violet heaslip. now let's take a look at the weather and find out if tomorrow we'll be outside enjoying a picnic, or stuck inside because of precipitation. it's my birthday today and he didn't say happy birthday to me!
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it's my birthday! mine! mine! mine! you can tell by all the water that was falling from the sky the last couple of days that our town has seen a lot of precipitation. but tomorrow, the annual end of the picnic season picnic day is going to start off sunny and beautiful. [all cheer] no rain! yeah! sonny days is my favorite meteorologist! but then we'll see some precipitation starting in the late morning. mr. botsford: aww! negative. but then in the afternoon, just in time for the picnic... what's it gonna be? just tell us! i can't stand the suspense! sonny: the weather will be... [crash] heh heh! don't mind the loud crashing noise. we're just having some technical difficulties. [thundering footsteps] [woman screams] excuse me, giant young lady... rrr! what are you doing? today is my birthday! mine!
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[clank, camera creaks] [tone] what a time for technical difficulties. i wonder what happened. i predict there's a storm coming. [thunder] a birthday girl storm. [squeaks] mom, dad, bob and i are going outside to practice the 3-legged race. ok. i'll keep you posted on any precipitation news. word-- t.j.: becky! what is precipitation? oh, um, precipitation is any form of water that comes from the sky and falls to the ground. for instance, rain and snow are two kinds of precipitation. what about hail? is that precipitation, too? yes, it is. oh, that's interesting. thanks, becky. narrator: later, birthday girl storms through town with sonny days in the palm of her hand. you seem like a nice young lady and very strong for your age. could you please tell me what you plan on doing with me? it's my birthday, and you're going to go on my tv channel and show my picture and tell everyone it's my birthday! oh. is that what this is all about? you just want me to mention your birthday on tv?
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yes. that's no problem at all. it isn't? no. i just need to see your birth certificate so i know that today is your real birthday, and i'll be happy to say your name. i told you, today is my birthday! yes, but i can't announce a birthday without proof. it's against the meteorologist code. meteo-wow-o-gist code? yes. meteo-wow-o-gist code?! yes. today is my birthday! t.j.: [breathlessly] that picnic better not be canceled. no one can beat me in the sack race. ho ho! that's right, son. hey, is sonny days back on tv yet? can you imagine a world without weather forecasters?
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or, dare i say, without the entire science of meteorology? whew! let's hope sonny days is back on the air soon. you got that right, partner. narrator: meanwhile, on birthday girl's rooftop newsroom... and, after a nice tea party, all of eileen's friends gave her lots and lots of presents. now, to hear more about eileen's birfday, here's meteo-wow-o-gist sonny days! it's pronounced "meteorologist." are you ready to do your job and tell everyone it's my birthday? sonny days is always ready, to do the weather, that is. after all, i'm a meteorologist. lately we've been having a lot of precipitation. this occurs when the air rises-- stop talking about the weather and tell everyone it's my birthday! now! leave sonny days alone, birthday girl.
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word girl? who invited you? birthday girl: oh! what a cute monkey! give me a hug! now! listen, birthday girl, everyone's waiting to hear if it's going to rain for tomorrow's end of the picnic season picnic, so you have to let sonny days go. no! not until sonny days tells the whole world that today is my birthday! i told you, i'm not going to break the meteorologist code. the what now? the meteorologist code. a meteorologist is honest and would never report something that wasn't true, and i don't think today is that girl's birthday. every day is my birthday! see? see? that's not how birthdays work. grr! [all scream] come on, huggy. let's put an end to this party. woman: what's going on out there? word girl: ha! [grunts] [snap] ugh!
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wouldn't it have been easier just to say it's her birthday? i told her, i'm not going to break... both: the meteorologist code. right, right. come on, sonny! we've got to go help the--what's wrong? wait. are you afraid of flying? perfect. [squeaks] terrific. i'm tied to a meteorologist, which means i can't help my sidekick, and we haven't even practiced for tomorrow's 3-legged race. but it's not like any of that matters because it looks like it's going to rain tomorrow, which means the picnic will be canceled and i don't-- [squeaks] word girl: huggy! [grumbles] no, no, no! i haven't found a new 3-legged race partner! we were just-- [squeaks] don't be sad, captain monkey-wonkey. i'll be your partner. [squeaks] wow, that was really thoughtful, eileen, but i think i better be huggy's partner. but if you promise not to turn into the giant green girl, i'll be your partner. it's against the meteorologist's code to leave someone out of a game.
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what is a meteo-wow-o-gist, anyway? is it someone who announces birthdays on tv? first of all, it's pronounced meteorologist. ooh. and sometimes they announce birthdays, but that doesn't have anything to do with being a meteorologist. a meteorologist is someone who-- excuse me, word girl. may i give the definition? oh! sure. i mean, after all, who better than an actual meteorologist to define the word? if you're not going to define it with word girl, that is. thanks. a meteorologist is someone who studies meteorology, which is a fancy word for the science of weather. in other words, a meteorologist is someone who studies weather. back to you, word girl. thanks, sonny! now let's get you back to the newsroom so you can tell everyone what the weather will be for tomorrow's picnic. but if you want, you can tell me now. i'm afraid i can't do that, word girl. against the meteorologist code? no. i need to see my weather charts and maps so i know what the weather will be. right. makes sense.
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mr. botsford: how are those scarves coming? i've got 3 finished so far. great! we need to be prepared for any kind of weather. hi. any news about the weather for the picnic tomorrow? mr. botsford: not yet, becky. not yet. have you seen my galoshes? did you check the galoshes closet? mmm, honey, i didn't. ha ha! sonny days is back! i knew he wouldn't let us down. sorry about the little delay, folks. ho ho! that's ok, sonny. i won't keep you in suspense any longer. whoops, maybe a little longer. we have breaking news. this just in. according to the birth certificate i'm holding, today really is a very special young lady's birthday, so a big happy birthday to...eileen! today she really is a birthday girl! huh. imagine that. it really is her birthday. but what about the weather?! sonny: the weather for the end of the picnic season picnic is going to be... sunny and warm! no signs of precipitation at all! [all cheer]
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sweet piccalilli! no precipitation! i'll get the egg salad ready! narrator: thanks to word girl, captain huggy face, and meteorologist sonny days' weather report, the annual end of the picnic season picnic will go on as planned. and so, loyal viewers, whether there is rain or snow or hail or any other kind of precipitation, be sure to watch the next electrifying adventure of "word girl!" ♪ word girl! all: "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 "shatter." to give you a clue, here are some clips from "word girl" that show the meaning of the word.
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[huggy squeaks] uh, huggy! what are you doing? i'd like to answer the question, but huggy shattered my buzzer. i mean, it's totally broken into pieces. hmm. you're right about the definition. "shatter" does mean to break into pieces, but, uh, well, you didn't buzz in. how could i have? with your buzzer. oh, right. sorry. judges, emily did correctly define the word. can we accept her answer? [bell dings] we can! ok! huh? oh, this tie? oh, no, it's not new. oh, well, i like your tie, too. sure you can borrow it. congratulations, emily! you are today's winner! huggy, show her what she's won! an official word girl rope swing! that's it for today's episode. see you next time on... "may i have a word!"
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narrator: today's featured words are "delay" and "captivated." it's a beautiful day in the city! the kind of day that makes you want to go outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine! so, then, why is everyone inside watching tv? seymouth smooth, on tv: because it's time to play my fabulous new game show-- "who wants to win an enormous amount of money?" i do! me, too! we both do! ha ha ha! if you're just tuning in, i'll remind you how the game is played. last week i mailed everyone in the city a ticket with their own special 8-digit number. and at the end of the show, i'm going to read out the winning number. if your ticket has that number, you will win the enormous amount of money that is inside this suitcase! so let me ask you, folks: are you ready to hear the winning number? both: we're ready! i know you can't wait for me to tell you that winning number, so i'm going to tell you right...
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after this commmercial break. stay tuned and don't go anywhere! ♪ salad to go, salad to go ♪ delivering salad right to your home ♪ [honk honk] for the love of jellybeans! why must he delay? i know! he's making it take much longer than it should! mom, dad. you've been sitting here watching tv for the past two hours. you haven't paid any attention to anything else. why are you so captivated by this show? ding, ding, ding! because this is the greatest show in the history of television. huh? did i win? that's right. and all we have to do is watch tv and we can make money. an enormous amount of money because seymour smooth is giving it away! ha ha! seymour smooth? don't you remem-- [babbles] show's coming back on! show's on! show's on! ooh! shh! no more talking. seymour, please tell us that number right now and don't delay any longer. welcome back. now, i'm sure you don't want me to delay any longer.
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i bet you're just itching to win all the money that's in this suitcase! wow. that sure is an enormous amount of money. i want it! i want it! i want it! just please read that winning number! pleeeeeeeease! all right! here we go. go. here we go. here we go. the winning number is... coming right up after this commercial break, so stay tuned and don't go anywhere! ♪ salad to go... [mrs. botsford screams] sweet mother of merengue, i can't take the suspense anymore! delay, delay, delay! why can't he just tell us the winning number already? mrs. botsford: whyyy?! yeesh. i'm starting to wonder, bob. why would seymour want to delay reading the winning number? narrator: backstage at seymour's tv studio... [line ringing] man: hello? seymour here. i just wanted to see how our plan is coming along. it's coming along great. mm-hmm. are you robbing all the banks just like i told you to?
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uh, yeah. it's so easy. we just walk right in and nobody's around to stop us. of course not, because everyone's at home watching my show, glued to their tvs, waiting to see if they've got the winning ticket. i've got them captivated. little do they know, i'm going to delay announcing the winning number until you guys are done robbing all the banks in town. ha ha ha ha! it sure is a great plan. you sure are smart. and handsome. don't forget handsome. yeah, you're very handsome, too. oh, that's awfully nice of you to say. well, i've got to get back to the show. keep robbing those banks! you got it. and we're back. i hope you're still excited to win that enormous amount of money. oh! can't take any more excitement. must hear winning number. seymour smooth: the winning number is... both, in slow motion: yes? seymour: 8 digits long and printed on one of your tickets!
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if you have a ticket, you might be the winner, so stay tuned. and also, don't leave the house or look out the window. jingle singers: ♪ salad to go, salad to go... ♪ ok, there is definitely something suspicious going on here. uh, mom, dad, is it ok if i step outside for a few minutes? did you say something, dear? wow, you sure are captivated by that show. huh? well, when you're captivated, you pay so much attention to something that you don't notice anything else. both: thank you. ok. all right. ugh. they're captivated, all right. [wind blowing] [distant alarm blaring] i knew something was going on. while everyone is captivated by seymour's show, someone robbed this bank. [distant alarm blaring]
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let's not delay. we need to get moving right now and find out who's responsible for this. word up! huggy, this bank's been robbed too. [alarm blaring] [gasps] huggy, did you hear that? somebody's already robbing another bank. whew! [distant alarm blaring] [gasps] another bank is being robbed? huggy, there must be robbers all over the city. we're going to need some help. ah! you guys, too? is this whole city captivated by this show? why would we want to pay attention to anything else? because every bank in the city is being robbed? just come outside for a second and you'll see. come outside?
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then we might not hear the winning number! ohh! i have to find those criminals and stop them. word up! thanks for helping us out, word girl. we owe you one! [squeaks] you're right, huggy! that van is the only car on the road. [brakes screech] aha! they went into the tv studio where seymour is hosting his show. let's not delay any longer. [grunts] there you go, seymour. we robbed every bank in town. good work. now start putting all the money in our getaway car. welcome back to the show! i know you've been waiting and waiting to hear the winning number for a long, long time... so i'm sure you can keep waiting just a teensy bit longer. don't go anywhere at all! remain captivated by your televisions, because i will be right back. come on, guys. hurry up. we've got to get out of town before someone catches us.
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there you are, seymour! aah! word girl! you're never going to reveal the winning number, are you? i am, too. then please, don't delay any longer. delay? ooh. heh heh! what an interesting word. whatever does it mean? you really don't know what "delay" means? i just can't remember. would you please take the time to tell me the definition? fine. when you delay, you make something take longer than it should. you could have read the winning number hours ago, but you chose to delay and make everyone wait. oh! i see. delay is the opposite of--hurry up! exactly. great. then i'm going to hurry up and announce the winning number. the winning number is 12345678. [huggy squeaks] i won! i won! congratulations, masked man.
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this suitcase full of an enormous amount of money is all yours, whoever you are. let's go! not so fast, seymour. what now? aha! these men are your brothers, aren't they? the ones who always help you commit crimes. no. um, i saw them carrying bags of money into this studio. hmm, then you know what else you're going to see? my gleaming, white teeth! see? aah! seymour: brothers, this is the greatest day of my life. we stole all the money in town and we got away from that pesky word girl. ha ha! i'm so happy, i can't stop smiling! word girl: now, huggy! ahh! i've been blinded by my own bright, white smile! don't worry, guys. my eyesight is slowly coming back, and i don't see word girl anywhere. ha ha ha! i guess we got away! we're home free! we're home free! word girl: you're home, all right, but you're not free.
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you picked up my car and dropped us in jail, didn't you? pretty smooooth, huh, seymour? [grunts] now let me guess. you're going to make us give back all the money we stole? even the enormous amount of money in this suitcase? oh, heh! let's just keep that suitcase closed, shall we? word girl: aha ha ha ha ha! hair gel and orange sport coats. i had a feeling there was no money in there. of course there wasn't. if i had an enormous amount of money, i wouldn't have had to steal money, now, would i? word girl: well, seymour, you may never get to spend an enormous amount of money, but there's one thing you will get to spend-- an enormous amount of time in jail! ha ha! it's good. jingle singers: ♪ salad to go, salad to go ♪ delivering salad right to your home ♪ [door opens] becky, did you hear? there was no enormous amount of money. there wasn't even a little amount of money.
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we spent all day sitting on the couch watching tv, and it turned out to be a complete waste of time. ha! but we also learned about a wonderful new way to buy salad. that's true! 2, 3, 4! both: ♪ salad to go, salad to go ♪ ♪ delivering salad right to your home ♪ [sighs] come on, becky! a 2, 3, 4. ♪ salad-- ♪ salad to go oh, sorry. i'll count us in. right. ok. 2, 3, 4. ♪ salad to go, salad to go ♪ ♪ delivering salad right to your home! ♪ ♪ salad to go ♪ and many more home. whoooa! seymour: wait! can someone please tell me how long i'm going to be in jail? narrator: i'll tell you... some other time. no! no, please! don't--don't... narrator: delay? yeah. sorry, but that's all the time we have for this episode. but i hope there won't be too long a delay before we are all captivated by another thrilling adventure of... "word girl!" [echoing] ♪ word girl!
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and this is the bonus round of... all: "may i have a word!" our returning champion will have a chance to play for even greater prizes on the bonus round. emily, you correctly defined the word "shatter." you ready to play the bonus round? you bet! great! take a look at these 3 pictures and tell me which one shows the definition for "shatter." give it a shot, emily! i'm going to go with number one. mr. big's golf club has clearly shattered a hole in the window. that's correct! you're our bonus round winner! show her what she's won, huggy. an official word girl tub of chocolate pudding! save some pudding for me. that's our show. see you next time on... "may i have a word!"
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giant robots got you down? no fear! "word girl" is here! watch "word girl" right here on pbs kids go! word up! 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 your lair! uncle larry: we know you love sitting on your sofa in your mom's basement, but are you comfortable? those other guys might have comfortable sofas, but uncle larry's are the most comfortable! the most! uncle larry: if it's not the best, it's not uncle larry's. show us what "alert" means. that's right! "alert" means to be ready to leap into action!
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congratulations, huggy! [techno music playing] narrator: alert. 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. announcer: 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. word up!
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hi. it's me, hooper. can you guess where i am today? ♪ where is he going? what will he do? ♪ ♪ where in the world is hooper? ♪ here's a clue to where i am. there are lots of seats here, but no tables. here's another hint: you can laugh here, but you're not supposed to talk. ha ha ha ha! laughing's ok, but talking isn't, so i'd better shh. ok. now here's a final clue from "curious george." [dinosaur roars] ah. george, come on up and i'll show you how the projector works. great clue! at this place, movies are projected onto a big screen. ok, i'm at a place where there are lots of seats, where you can laugh but not talk, and where movies are projected onto a big screen. can you guess where i am? you guessed it! a movie theater!
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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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♪ 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 ooh, ah! narrator: george was enjoying his absolute favorite dream.
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(laughing) it put him in the mood for grapes. man: grapes! grapes! get your big, green, juicy grapes right here. ooh! (chuckling) (hooting wildly) ooh! ah! it's a new farmer's market, george. you ready to do some shopping? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh! great. (gasps): ooh! ahh... (hundley grumbles) (chatters excitedly) hey! (barking angrily) hundley was not enjoying all these people messing up the front of his building. okay, george, here's the plan.
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george? right. you disappear. i'll do the shopping and catch up with you later. man: grapes, get your big, green, juicy grapes right here. (chatters inquisitively) want to sample my grapes? oh! sorry, george. but try some. they're extra juicy. (exclaims) man 2: if you like juicy, there's nothing juicier than actual juice. try the most delicious drink you'll ever drink, courtesy of me, juicy jay. it's got five fruits and vegetables. oh. plus a special secret ingredient. (exclaims) that was the best drink george ever drank. (chatters "two more")
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here you go. george, wait'll you see all the stuff i bought. (chatters "here, here, here!") well, okay, but just one sip. i'm not very thirsty. hmm. (slurping, gulping) ahh! whew! can i have two more? you sure can. oh! (whirring) that's some juicer you've got there. second best invention in the world. the first is my tasty health drink. (chatters "thank you") (slurping) (continues slurping) i know these are delicious, but we should save the rest for later, george.
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well, okay. i think that's later enough. (george laughing and shouting) (both slurping) mmm. boy, that was tasty! uh-huh. are you thinking what i'm thinking? huh. (hooting wildly) right, let's go. (gasps) hey. where'd everybody go? everybody packed up and left already. huh? but don't worry. they'll be back next week. huh? huh? (moans) a whole week without juice? what was george going to do? you know, george, if we had our own juicer, we could make the drink ourselves. (gasps, chatters excitedly) there's a kitchen supply store right around the corner. let's go! yeah!
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oh, boy. i have no idea how to use this. but when in doubt, read the... instructions? hmm. i guess there are no instructions. oh. well, don't worry. between a smart man and a smart monkey we should be able to figure it out. (phone ringing) hello. what?! i'll be right there. sorry, george. professor wiseman needs me at the museum. they're picking a new shade of yellow for the main hall. i'll be back as soon as i can. (chatters "okay") (door closes) ooh. george figured a smart monkey all by himself should be able to work this thing. (whirring) (hooting) now, what did juicy jay say he put in that drink?
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it's got five fruits and vegetables, plus a special secret ingredient. five fruits and vegetables. all of them seemed to be red. hmm. apples are red. and peppers. and strawberries. ooh. and watermelons. ahh! george didn't know what cabbage was, but it was the last red thing in the fridge. five red things. oh... now, all george needed was a special ingredient. (exclaims) (sniffing) hmm. a red fish? why not? (whirring)
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(hooting happily) (gurgling) okay. so maybe raw fish is not a special juice ingredient. george decided he'd try again, and make a fish-free juice. he started with one of everything: one apple, one strawberry, one pepper, one piece of watermelon and one whatever this was. (whirring) (humming) (groans) that wasn't it at all. he had the red ingredients. hmm... what could be the problem?
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(blender whirring) (hundley whines) george decided to experiment with different amounts of each ingredient. he used a big piece of paper to keep track. (blender whirring) hmm? ahh... (sniffs) (barks) not berry enough. so george added strawberries. ugh. too sweet. george added more peppers. (both sputtering) it still wasn't right. and it certainly didn't pass the hundley test. (groans) maybe george needed more of... these things!
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close, but george thought more apples might help. yay! george's juice was perfect. well, almost. it still needed a special secret ingredient. huh... where could he find one of those? ah! pisghetti: hello, giorgio. say, can i interest you in today's special? special? that's exactly what he was looking for. it's eggplant piccata, with extra amounts of piccata. oh... oh, those are radishes. try one. try one. oh... oh, but careful. radishes are a little, eh... speziato.
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that means "spicy." (coughs) radishes were spicy. but spicy might be good in a drink. ooh. (chuckles) i know. help yourself, giorgio. (hooting) just the radishes? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. bye-bye. bye-bye. george hoped that one radish would do the trick. ah! george had done it. his juice was just as good as juicy jay's. better, even. george. oh, no. hi. oh, have you been making juice? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. mmm! oh, oh, my goodness, this juice is amazing.
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(both laughing) yeah! george thought his juice was so delicious he decided to give it away at the next farmer's market. get your "george juice." it's made with apples for strong bones, cabbage for vitamin c and a bunch of other healthy stuff. (hooting) oh, thanks. oh! this is fantastic! can i get the recipe? sure. george started with your juice, but added a few new ingredients. uh-huh, uh-huh. a radish?! oh, that is brilliant! a revolution in juice-making. to george and his delicious george juice. yahoo! girl: george is a monkey. he used different amounts of ingredients to make his own really good juice.
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today, we are making juices out of different fruits and vegetables. this is a juicer, similar to what curious george was using. boy: i'm making spinach juice. girl: oh, yuck! oh, yuck! oh, yuck! girl: patrick is using a simple squeezer. the juice goes through these holes. patrick: these juices have vitamins, minerals, and other healthy stuff. girl: each kid is coming up with their own recipe. for this recipe, i'm going to use only green and brown juices. four scoops of lime, one scoop of spinach, four scoops of celery, two scoops of apple. it tastes sour, and it tastes really bad. (kids laughing) four scoops of carrot, five scoops of tomato, and two scoops of spinach. it's really good. (hiccups) girl: it's healthy, and it's yummy. narrator: of all the birds george loved to visit at the aviary,
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the cerulean warbler was his favorite. (excited chatter) which is why today was so important to him. well director, here's the book. everything you ever wanted to know about the cerulean warbler in just 1,400 pages. (hooting) very impressive. uh-huh, uh-huh. i want everyone to know that the warbler is endangered. there aren't many left. hopefully, this will do the trick. oh, a book like this will help get the word out. how's it selling? uh, not so well. we were hoping you could give them to all the bird lovers who come here to the aviary. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. sure. how many? um, just a... few... hundred?
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well, it's a very important topic, so i'll see what i can do. thanks. man: i have another plan for spreading the bird word, george. i'm meeting today with lance libro. he owns a big chain of book stores. and you know what i'm going to say? huh? "mr. libro, the cerulean warbler needs your help. you must carry my book." (excited chatter) oh, boy. narrator: later that morning, george was still thinking about the warbler... (imitates bird trilling) ...and the fact that their bathtub was filled with books. steve: lemonade. get your free lemonade. huh? ah! say, can i have another? mmm, gosh, this is wonderful. the best ever! (exclaims) hey, george. you know why they call me the "the lemonade king"? uh... uh-uh.
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(smacks lips) mm-mmm. ahh... free samples. once people try this stuff, they're hooked. they can't get enough, and they bring back their friends. mmm, this is the best ever. i'll take two, please! wow. sure. ah... oh! that gave george an idea. if people got free samples of the man's book, maybe they'd give some to their friends, too. that'd be a great way to spread the bird word. ooh. ahh... what you got there? ah, the man's warbler book? (exclaims) with each lemonade you're going to give a free book? in business, we call that a two-for-one. can't miss. (laughing) (hoots "thank you") but not everyone who wanted lemonade wanted a book.
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either it didn't fit on a bicycle... (gasps) ew! ...or it was too yellow... aw. ...or they didn't know how to read. (groans) (coins rattling) another great sales day for the king. how'd you do? (unhappy chatter) hmm. looks like you need to reach more people. you should advertise! huh? it means show what you got, so people know you're here. check out my sign. hmm. hey! (hooting) that's the idea. you just need to put the sign where a lot of people can see it. hmm... huh... (hoots excitedly)
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now you're talking. people will see that for miles. want some help? yeah! (chuckles) okay, so we need to paint something that'll really grab people. a picture with pizzazz! boring. boring. super boring! mega boring. (hoots excitedly) bingo! now for the paint. sheesh, that billboard is kinda high.
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uh, george, how about you paint and i'll supervise from here, okay? (chatters "okay") don't forget the picture. (chatters "i know") (pulleys squeaking) when george got close to the billboard, he could see things he couldn't see from far away, like the fact that the billboard wasn't just one big sheet of paper, but six sheets glued together. hmm. (chuckles) that's it. start from the center! neatness counts. i'm here for ya, buddy. go, go, go... score!
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(george chatters) hey, george. are you done? uh-huh. uh, george... huh? did you paint the picture on the billboard the same size as this? uh-huh, uh-huh. oh, that explains it. you painted too small. i'll show you. you can't see small stuff from far away! oh! so george resolved to paint big. (exclaims) he'd cover every last inch of that billboard. (snoring) ha! huh?! who?! oh, hi, george. how'd ya do? huh? it looks like you painted only part of the picture. did you run out of room?
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uh-huh. george wondered how he could get a small picture onto a big billboard. then he noticed something. hmm. huh? hey! the fold marks on the picture were just like the rectangles on the billboard. aha! (chattering) oh, i get it. match the rectangles here with the rectangles there. that'll work. here, i'll make it easier. six rectangles. paint one at a time, and you're good to go! ha! this time george was sure he'd get it right. what?! george! come down here, quick!
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(hooting) (chattering) look! you're painting the rectangles out of order! (george gasps) (groans) let's put the pictures back in order. uh, okay, that looks good. but how do we keep them in order when you're up there? aha! george remembered that numbers were a good way to keep track of things. you're numbering them? (hooting) good idea! to keep everything straight, george numbered the rectangles on the billboard in the same order. lookin' good, george! (groans) boy, talk about a slow news day.
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hey, there's a monkey painting a billboard. i wish. there's a monkey painting the billboard! pull over! are we rolling? this is a special report... today... live. one monkey. one billboard. one story you'll never forget. mr. libro, won't you please reconsider? my book is very important. yeah. but is it funny? well, no. see, that's a problem, 'cause i like funny. hey, what's everybody staring at? is that a monkey?! what's he doin'? oh, no. i know that billboard. what? (libro laughs)
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look at that! a monkey painting a goofy guy with a bird on his... wait a minute. you're the guy. yup. it's me... and my monkey. brilliant advertising campaign! if your book is half as brilliant as that billboard, then i'm sold! i've never seen anything like it! this book is selling like hotcakes! well, george deserves the credit for that. (laughs) it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me wanna donate half the proceeds to the warbler foundation. and there you have it-- one book, one monkey, one recipe for sales success! reporting live from lotsa libros. don't forget, save the warbler! and try steve's lemonade! hey! (chatters) boy: george is a monkey. he figured out how to make the picture much bigger.
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woman: i wonder how we're going to make this map of south america big enough so that it can go on this wall. boy: people can make different parts of it. this is called a grid. when you see a pattern like this, where's there's lines down and lines across, it's a grid. we've got our grid of south america. each of you is going to get one part of south america to make. this small square is going to become this big square. she gave us a paper, and it has a little square to tell you which part of the map you're doing. everybody's going to have a partner and do a part. boy: we're going to put it all together, and it's going to make a big south america map. (applause) what do you think? it looks like south america! yes. (cheering) announcer: want to hear some dynamite dino news? we want to hear it! "dinosaur train" is on weekdays. really? you kidding?
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yeah! yeah! catch "dinosaur train" 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. funding for curious george is provided
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by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: curious george loves to figure things out. help me figure out which animal doesn't belong. look closely. we have a dog, an elephant, a whale, and a snake. which animal doesn't belong? the snake! right! the snake doesn't belong because all of the other animals are mammals just like us. you can play more games like this with curious george at now let's learn more about animals with "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that."
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mr. steve: ♪ whoo hoo music time! with steve songs. ♪ oh, no ♪ oh, someone let the rabbits out of the hutch ♪ ♪ oh all: ♪ someone let the rabbits out of the hutch ♪ ♪ i said, someone let the rabbits out of the rabbit hutch ♪ ♪ how are we gonna find them? ♪ ♪ find them ♪ how are we gonna find them? ♪ ♪ we got to follow those rabbit tracks straight through the mud ♪ ♪ ew, we've got to follow those mud prints into the garden ♪ ♪ squish, squash, squish ♪ ♪ we've got to follow that carrot trail ♪ ♪ over the hill whoa! ♪ that's how we're gonna find them ♪ ♪ oh, no ♪ someone let the rabbits out of the hutch again ♪ ♪ someone let the rabbits out of the hutch again! ♪ ♪ who let the rabbits... ♪ ♪ out of the hutch again ♪ and how are we gonna find them? ♪ ♪ find them ♪ how are we gonna find them? ♪
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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! ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that. ♪
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♪ 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) ♪ whooosh! zoooom! look sally, i'm flying! i'm coming in for a landing nick! zoooom! me too! (skidding sound) phew! my wings are tired. i wish we could really fly, sally. it would be so cool! hello, down there! huh? huh? hey! the cat! it's the cat in the hat! why yes, it's me! i spotted you waving
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so i hurried right down! oh, i wasn't waving, i was flapping my arms like bird wings. we were whooshing and zooming, pretending we could fly. oooh, i happen to know a bird who knows all about whooshing and zooming! (gasp) (gasp) no way? you do? absolutely! let's go visit him on the coast of shiver-me-blue. your mother will not mind at all if you do! mom? can sally and i go see a whoosher and zoomer? sure. if you can catch up to them. they sound like they're fast. we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! buckle up! (honk) ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! (giggles) (boing) (honk) (pop) ♪
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(giggles) isn't this fun? ya-hooooooo! ♪ 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 coast of shiver-me-blue ♪ ♪ to learn about zooming ♪ and whooshing round too! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ (honk honk) shiver-me-blue! here we come! dress up warm kids! ♪ oooh! wow. this place is cool!
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i think you mean, cold.'s enough to freeze your fins off. there! these will keep you cozy. earmuffs? what more could a fish ask for... except ears. hey, nick look! wow... oh, a penguin! it's percy penguin! i'd recognize that spiffy outfit anywhere! how can you tell? they all have spiffy black and white outfits. heeeey, cat my friend. how's the whiskers? fit as fiddle strings. and you're looking in mighty fine shape young percy. gotta keep in shape - regular exercise, workin' on my moves..... you know me... zoom. zoom. gone! let's try it. (nick and sally) zoom. zoom. gone! hey. you guys are practically penguins. nice job. want to see my specialty? the waddle. yeah! - yeah! this must be where he runs down the runway and takes off!
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we're right behind you percy! we aren't zooming very much. percy, aren't we moving too slowly to start flying? flying? (chuckle). who said anything about flying? oh, we thought you could teach us to fly! i am a penguin. ...penguins can't fly. ohhhh! ohhhh! hmm...did i forget to mention that? why do all that flapping and zooming if you can't fly? well... (whistle) up here! i can fly! and i can glide. and i can dive! yahoo! (squawk) heyyyy gary. what's up? me! that's what's up! up in the air. flyin' high. yeah? well you won't catch me up there, my fine feathered friend. bet you wish you had feathers like mine. yes sireee... perfect for flying. (chuckle) i have far more feathers than you
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and they're perfect for keeping me warm and dry. no way? is that true? i can think of only one way to find out! oh, he's right! yeah, there's zillions of feathers! it's like having a waterproof jacket! hm...okay, so maybe you do have more feathers but mine are better for flying. who needs flying? well it sure helps gettin' to places fast. i can beat you anywhere, any time. yeah? i'd like to see you try. yeah? yeah. okay, let's have a race, first one to icy iceberg! ♪ (sally) whoa! that's a long way. oooh, i love a race! icy iceberg? nah. it's easy... for me... i'll win. don't count on it my friend. cat, how can percy win, if he can't fly? he doesn't stand a chance. oh i'm sure he'll be fine,
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wooshing and zooming... ...zoom zoom gone! so, are you ready to race? on your mark... see you at the finish line, gary. get set... sorry percy. can't wait all day for you. i'm a busy bird y'know. squawk, squawk. go! go! go! percy's falling behind already. gary is way faster! cat, can't we help him? if you're last in a race and don't know what to do, who better to call than thing one and thing two? (whistles) ♪ ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy! ♪ go! go! ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy go! ♪ ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy! ♪ go! go! ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy go! ♪ come on percy!
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you can do it. are you sure this is the best way? gary's way ahead already! if only we could fly like him. there's more than one way to travel. w-w-whoooooosh! ♪ ♪ go...percy, go percy, go percy! ♪ go! go! ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy go! ♪ ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy! ♪ go! go! ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy go! ♪ look at him go! he's so fast! what are you waiting for? let's go! aaaaa-ha-ha-ha! let's go! yay! woooooooooooooosh! (cheering together) tight curve ahead! yahoo! (cheering) this race is in the bag. i can relax.
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♪ hi, guys. hi, gary. hi, gary, how's it goin'? you aren't gonna believe this. i'm racing a penguin! (laughter and squawks) a penguin?! (laughs) i couldn't lose if i tried! (laughs and squawks) right behind you, gary! see you on icy iceberg! hey! hi gary! we're flying! woah! oops, oh dear, i forgot to pack the water wings! whoaaaa! oooaff! great timing! someone's gotta look after you. it's not over yet! that penguin swims better than i do... and i'm a fish! he's not just swimming... he's whooshing... ....and zooming!
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what are we waiting for? ♪ go... percy, go percy, go percy! ♪ go! go! ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy go! ♪ ♪ go... percy, go percy, go percy! ♪ go! go! ♪ go percy, go percy, go percy go! ♪ ♪ whoa! (gasp) where did all this wind come from? it's slowing me down. but i'm still the champ! (huffing and puffing) c'mon champ. you're almost there. yes! yes! i'm going to win! i win! ♪ that was awesome! we were flying underwater!
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okay. so you won. this time. yeah, but what does it matter, as long as we all had fun, huh? lots of fun! yeah! heh heh. right. fun. looks like you'll have a good tail wind heading back to shiver-me-blue. i will have a good tail wind... race you home, percy! squawk, squawk, squawk! quick percy... he's got a head start. that's okay. i'll catch up to him! bye everyone. zoom zoom - gone! (everyone together) bye! anyone need a lift home? yeah! yeah! zoom zoom zoom, zoom zoom! hey cat, watch this! whoosh! if learning to fly sends you into a spin... who better to help than a friendly penguin?
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he flies under water and over the ice but stays on the ground, which is fast, fun and nice. zoooom! woo -who-who-whoooosh! (laughing) ♪ the humpback whale's eyes are on ♪ ♪ both sides of his face ♪ ♪ he can see things all around him ♪ ♪ while he keeps his head in place ♪ ♪ there's a cool chameleon ♪ ♪ changing colors on the ground ♪ ♪ his eyes, well they can see in two directions ♪ ♪ one looks up while one looks down ♪ ♪ eyes in different places ♪ ♪ not like you and me ♪ animals eyes, all shapes and sizes ♪ ♪ change the way they see ♪ there's a buzzing blackfly ♪ ♪ flying overhead ♪ it's eyes are like kaleidoscopes ♪ ♪ seeing many pictures instead ♪
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♪ eyes in different places ♪ not like you and me ♪ animals eyes, all shapes and sizes ♪ ♪ change the way they see. welcome to hat chat! today we're interviewing a skunk... why do you have clothespins on your noses? because... skunks are kinda stinky. we most certainly are not! go ahead. take a whiff. hey, you don't smell bad at all. see - i can make a doozy of a stink if i have to, but i really try not to. because when i do... whoooooeeeeee does it stink! so why would you make a stink? oh, mostly to scare somebody away if they're being mean to me, or if they're trying to steal my dinner or something. then you blast 'em! no. first i give them plenty of warning. like this:
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okay. so if you see a skunk - back away! and if he sprays, you'll stink for days! ♪ look, sally! a spaceship! with rockets. i see, uh, a zebra.... no, no, no, no, a penguin. a zebra-penguin! (laughing) hey, nick! look at that one! it looks like... it is... the cat in the hat! ah, ha ha. did i hear you say zebra-penguin? why i just passed one on my way here! (laughing) we're looking at shapes in the clouds, cat. wanna play? oh, i love this game. look! a a... a woompermadoodle. (laughing) you made that up! maybe it's a zoom-pera-poodle?
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no. no. oh... now it's a permadoodledoodle. it keeps changing shape. let's take a look. hey it's disappearing! the wind is blowing it away. that's strange. the wind blew me here. but how? i was out flying my kite and the wind blew so hard that all of a sudden the kite was flying me. can we try flying your kite? great idea! don't forget to hold on tight. ready for take off! here i go. (huffing and puffing) hmm, now why didn't that work? a kite needs wind. maybe there's enough wind to move the clouds but not enough to fly a kite. how clever of you. oh, my you're clever! kites need oodles of wind. you know where we should go? where? the valley of huff-puff-maguff;
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it's the windiest of windy places. shall we go? yeah! yeah! your mother will not mind at all if you do! mom, can sally and i go to fly a kite in the windy valley of huff-puff-maguff? huff puff maguff? (laugh) why not? just make sure to hold onto your string. okay mom, we will! we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! the valley of huff-puff-maguff is the perfect place... try out my wind chimes. (blow noise) ahhh... so relaxing. this is no time to relax, we've got a kite to fly! buckle up! (honk) ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! (boing) (honk) (pop)
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♪ (giggles) isn't this fun?! yahooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we'll fly our kite high in huff-puff-maguff ♪ ♪ it will be pretty windy ♪ so hold onto your stuff! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ (honk honk) say 'hello' to the valley of huff-puff-maguff. and hang on to your haaaaaats! it sure is windyyyyyyy! whoah! whoah! oh no, no... heeeelp! hold on everyone! what do you think i'm doing? whoah! that was fun. can we do it again?
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no way! i need some chill time with my music. (deep breath) aaaaaaah! there must be enough wind to fly the kite here. let me see... this is the wind-a-wonder-doodle... for when you wonder what the wind will do! cat, um... that's a flag. where? where? (sally and nick) (laughing) cat! unh? it is! oh, you're so right! you can't see the wind. ah, but you can see it blowing that flag! uh, isn't life intriguing? it looks like it's blowing harder! let's fly the kite! on your marks, get set... go! we did it! it's flying. hip hip hooray! the wind's lifted it way up into the sky. hey nick, let's see what it can do! (effort sound)
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a barrel roll, i like it... how about a figure eight? (effort sound) oh well that's only half a figure eight. more a figure four. whoah! the wind's getting even stronger! oh no! nick's flying too! oh my! whoa! pah! it's just a gentle breeze. (gasp) look! uh oh! it's an extra super duper 'windy' breeze oohhh... this is not my idea of relaxed! (struggling) can't... hold... it much... longer! heave ho, heave ho. heave ho, heave ho. heave ho, heave ho! heave ho, heave ho! heave ho... ugh! our kite! it's getting away. come on! ugh! ♪
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where's it gone? there! it's too fast! to the thinga-ma-jigger! (struggling noises) it'll take me days to untangle my wind chimes. eyah... is it home time?'s time to catch a kite. here we go go go! (boing) (honk) why didn't it go go go? (gasp) the wind's blown weeds into the jiggermawhizzer! if you ask me this wind is nothing but trouble. if you ask me, it can be useful.... (honk, bell rings) ♪ ....and fun! hey (giggle) we're a boat on wheels! the wind is blowing the sails just like the flag! ha ha! we're on wind power! (nick and sally) hooray! follow that kite. ♪
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look out cat! press the floatamaboater! aye eye captain cat. (boing, honk) ah ha, captain cat at your service. and sailor sally! and pirate nick! (laughing) ♪ we're the finest crew on the deep blue sea, ♪ ♪ sally and nick, and the fish and me. ♪ ♪ and we'll catch that kite, just wait and see... ♪ ♪ yo ho ho and a bowl of fish! ♪ steady as we go! aye-aye captain cat! catch that kite! we will, we will! never lost one yet, me hearties! (laughing) ♪ the sail is full, and the wind is strong ♪ ♪ we'll catch that kite, it won't take long. ♪ ♪ all together, let's sing this song! ♪ ♪ yo ho ho and a bowl of fish!♪ (laughing) look at the wind-a-wonder-doodle! the wind's really blowing now! you're right wind can be useful! and fun too!
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yay! yay! oh, i see the kite! land ho! wow! we've got wheels again. cat! we're losing the kite! why aren't we moving? oh no! look. the sails are all floppy. so's the wind-a-wonder-doodle. that means there's no wind! (everyone together) ahhh! ohhhh! look, the kite's stopped too. ♪ oh no! it's stuck! how will we get it out? we can't. phew! i'm hot! phew! me too! allow me! a gentle breeze to cool you. hey! that fan is making wind. clever, huh? if we had a great, big fan
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we could make enough wind to blow the kite right out of the tree! (gasp) what a great idea! let's get it done. this is a job for thing two and thing one! (whistle) ♪ (giggling) ♪ awesome! ♪ we need more wind! ♪ i got it! cool! now is it home time?
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okay cat, here we go! (effort noises) did it work? only one way to find out: flick the jiggermawhizzer! (laughing) (boing) yahoo! next stop, ahhh, home! wa-hooo! wind moves us and cools us, and flies our kite in the sky. it's really such fun, to give it a try. but when the wind blows with all of its might... (takes deep breath) take my advice kids - and please hold on tight! wahoo! yikes! at least its not windy underwater! wind check? let's go! (laughing)
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what fun! up up and away! (laughing) oh, it looks pretty! hi kids! i've got a great question for you! what does a squirrel like to use for a blanket when he goes to sleep? hmmm? i know you'll never get this one! shhh! woops! sorry, squirrel so, do you know what a squirrel likes to use for a blanket? his tail!
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that's right. sometimes squirrels use their tails as blankets when they sleep. shhh! you got it this time but next time i'll stump you for sure! come journey with me, to the arct calling all super readers! announcer: want to go on a reading adventure? it's time to transform. then get ready for "super why!" join the super readers: alpha pig... lickety letters! wonder red... roll with me. princess presto. wands up! and super why. super job, super readers. the fun starts when the reading begins, weekdays on "super why!" only on pbs kids. announcer: clifford's sliding your way every weekday. i win, i win! hooray for me! it's clifford i see! and you won't want to miss him. amazing! look out for "clifford" 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. the cat in the hat sure knows a lot about animals. do you? tell me, which animal makes this sound? here we go. [arrrooo] an elephant! yes! an elephant! now which animal makes this sound? [hoo hoo hoo] an owl! right. you really do know your animals just like the cat in the hat, and you can play more fun games with him at now let's go on a reading adventure with "super why!"
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