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♪ 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. martha: this is a martha minute.
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with me as always is my special assistant with hands, truman. today we have a very special recipe for social occasions. (oven timer dings) it's ready. ugh, what's in there? eggshells, some greenish baloney, and a fuzzy dinner roll i found under the sofa. have some!! never. watch for words like "discriminate" and "disgusting," "prefer" and "dislike," and i'll see you at the end of the show. helen: adorable! oh, they must be talking about me. alice: isn't he? (skits woofs) you? you wish. alice: we just got him from the shelter. shelter? it must be a puppy. it has to be. the boxwoods finally got a real pet. come on, skits! let's go show the new kid the ropes. hey, you guys. come and greet your newest neighbor. yeah, we're hoping maybe you can be buddies.
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buddies? of course. any friend of yours is a friend of mine. helen: now, wait. before you do the meet and greet, promise me you'll be sociable. aren't i always? "sociable" is my middle name. promise you won't discriminate against him just because he's different? discriminate against someone? me? when have i ever done that? when you discriminate against someone, it means you're not nice to them because of how they look or where they're from. i never discriminate. (meows) (barks) gross! (meows nervously) helen: martha, you promised! martha: i can't help it. cats bring out the beast in me. helen: you are so prejudiced. i'm not prejudiced, i just... hey! where are you going with that thing? (helen and alice giggle) helen: look at him go. adorable. that's so cute.
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(laughing) i can't believe she let it in the house. why don't we invite all the cats over to play? alice: really? should i goget nelson? (gasps) (laughing) i'll ignore that remark. oh, don't worry. he's only staying with us until he gets adopted. (woofs)really? really? (meows) we're helping him get socialized. socialized? you know, get him used to being around people and other animals so he learns to get along with them. maybe that's your problem, martha. maybe you weren't properly socialized to cats. oh, i'm socialized. no one is more socialized than me. i get along with everyone. it's cats that aren't social. mine! martha! ignore my rude dog. why are you so against this kitten? something about him gets under my fur. bye now! i thought they'd never leave.
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i couldn't tolerate another second of him here. why would anyone with a cat want another cat? it's like having a broken leg and wishing you had a broken arm, too. martha: admit it, buddy! i am the boss, applesauce. (skits growls playfully) shh. look who came for a visit. (gasps) helen: alice was worried he'd get lonely, so she brought him over for a visit. mine! (meows defiantly) martha! that is no way to greet a guest. why do you have to get so territorial? because! it's my territory. (groans disgustedly) it's my water bowl, my kitchen, my house, my yard! martha:this whole area is where i live. that means it's my territory. mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine! thanks for bringing him home. i wish martha would be more sociable. helen: i think the kitten likes her.
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wouldn't it be sweet if they became pals? that's not very likely. when martha's not ignoring him, she's yelling at him. the nerve of some animals. just because they're cute, they think they can do whatever they want. (mimicking helen): "give him a nice greeting." i'll give him a nice greeting. (growls) (gasps) hey, pal! this is my territory, so scram. go on, beat it! i'm warning you, i can tolerate a lot of things, but a cat sleeping in my chair isn't one of them. (growls) don't you get it? tolerate-- it means you put up with something, even if you don't like it. well, i am not going to tolerate this. i mean it! get down! now! you really are a pest. do i need to define "tolerate" again? finally!
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(purrs affectionately) la la la, i'm ignoring you. wait! what're you... hey! no! (meows) i remind you of your mama? but... look, i know nelson's not the friendliest guy, but really, you can't stay. aww. (woofs in surprise) (gasps) how many times do i have to tell you? this is my territory. scram! some people just can't take a hint. look, you're a nice kid, really. and in a different world, maybe we could be buddies. pals, even. but things being the way they are, i just can't socialize with you. it wouldn't look right. you're killin' me here. go home. play with your own species.
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(mews pitifully) what are you doing? you can't just walk into traffic like that! don't you know anything? watch. you stand at the corner and you look both ways. you wait until there aren't any cars. see? hey! where'd you go? little buddy? buddy? oh, what have i done? now he'll get lost, and it's all my fault. oh, i was pretty unsociable. (meows) (whispers): i guess we can be pals. it'll be our little secret. (meows) grrr. oh, yeah! you are so tough. that's it! you get that tail! (distant barking) quick! hide! here comes the pack.
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they're a very prejudiced bunch. they would never socialize with a cat. (rinty barks) yeah, new kitten. i know. it's awful. the little runt keeps wandering into my territory. let him try it again. i'll give him what for. no! (barks) there was something on your ear. it's gone now. what should we do? (barking) (snarling, barking angrily) what's his problem? (barks angrily) oh, no! (questioning woof) oh, just some chores before i, uh... go to the meat shop and get some of the free samples of salami. (gasps)
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(barking angrily) (panting) (barking angrily) (barking angrily) (sighs) i think you've done enough socializing for one day. what are you doing? nothing, nothing. just sniffing things. is it true that cats sleep during the day and stay awake all night? i'm not sure. you'd have to ask alice. kitten? are you there? (meows) i just wanted to make sure you were okay.
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martha: be careful! don't go wandering into the street at night. here, little buddy. let me help you. (questioning bark) (howls laughingly) i was not kissing a cat! i was just seeing what it tastes like. okay, okay. i'm friends with a cat. (howls laughingly) you don't know anything about him. you're just being prejudiced. (barks in surprise) yes, prejudiced. it's like when you decide you don't like someone before you even know them. you pre-judge them. i used to be prejudiced, too. but skits, there are good cats. (screeching) and there are not-so-good cats. like there's good dogs... and not-so-good dogs. (barking angrily) just give him a chance. (purrs) (thoughtful woof)
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squirrels? no. chase 'em all you like. no socializing with them. hey martha? i really like what you're saying about not being prejudiced, but could you save it till morning? sure. sorry. go to bed. we'll play again tomorrow. (meows) martha: i'll be back for breakfast in a jiffy. i just want to say good morning to my new friend. alice: bye! take good care of him! what's going on? the kitten just got adopted. you mean... (meows) wait! kitten! no! stop! martha: kitten! (panting) wait! (panting) (meows) kitten... oh, i didn't get to say good-bye.
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(sighs) why did i ignore him? why did i tell him to go away? (sighs) martha, i have something for you. is it a kitten? no, but it's the next best thing. kitten! oh, helen, it looks just like him. put it where i can see it all the time. how'd you like to go and visit him? really? alice called his new family. they said you can visit whenever you want. let's go, helen. let's go now! really? aren't you two worried about what other dogs will say? what do we care what a bunch of prejudiced mutts think? nothing can come between us and our new pal. (barks in agreement) (meows) well, of course i'd like to meet your new family. i'm very sociable. (meows) oh, "sociable." it means i'm friendly. (meows) sure, i'm on your territory now. i'd be glad to meet your friends.
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any friend of yours is a friend of mine. i'm very sociable. (screeches) your friend isn't very sociable. however, its food is delicious. (meows) what's wrong? (meows) oops. i guess that wasn't very sociable of me to eat your friend's food. sorry. i'm going to read you a story, jakey. "blue mangoes." (clears throat) helen: nicholas mellow had just stepped outside when a strange little fellow appeared by his side. "blue mangoes! blue mangoes!" urged genghis mcgee. "won't you please try one! they're fresh and they're free!" nick picked up a mango. he gave it a poke. "but mangoes aren't blue," he cried.
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"is this a joke?" "these mangoes are special, they come from the moon!" "here, have a bite, i'll lend you my spoon." "thanks, but no thanks. "these mangoes are funny. "the outside is wrinkly, the inside is runny. "they smell like a squid wrapped up in old socks. me, i'd prefer a big bag of rocks." "prefer? what is that? the name of your brother?" "no, 'prefer' means you like one thing more than another. "i'd prefer not to eat one, genghis mcgee. a mango that's blue is no mango for me." "i'll slice it or dice it, i'll bake a nice cake. "i'll peel it or pare it, i'll make a blue shake! you simply must try it-- so soft and so cheesy." "please stop talking, you're making me queasy!" "if you don't try some, i promise i'll pout. "i'll hold in my breath-- i won't let it out. "i'll stamp around and throw a big fit
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if you don't try just one little bit." "okay, okay, i'm a reasonable fellow. i'll try them, i will," sighed nicholas mellow. and so poor nick, with a look of pure dread, took one tiny scoop, then suddenly said... hey! where's the last page? martha? don't look at me. (making baby noises) jakey! did you eat your book? uh-uh. okay. then it's still around here somewhere. (sneezes) ugh. (helen sighs loudly) this is going to drive me crazy. i can't remember how it ends. (giggling) i'm pretty sure he eats it. they should totally make blue mango-flavored ice cream. ugh.
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"it smells like a squid wrapped up in old socks." martha: mmmm, squid-and- sock-flavored ice cream. inky and delicious. you mean disgusting, right? no, "disgusting" means something is yucky and makes you sick. i think runny, cheesy, squid-flavored ice cream would be yummy. (barks in agreeement) both: ugh. i'll stick to chocolate bananarama split. nothing fancy for me. my favorite flavor is still strawberry. how about you, truman? hmm? what's your favorite flavor of ice cream? oh, uh, i don't have a favorite. alice, td and helen: huh? so say you're standing in front of an ice cream counter. they have a hundred kinds of ice cream. you're telling me there's not a single flavor you prefer over another? they're all the same to me. truman... you don't mean... you're not saying... you don't like ice cream? (barks in surprise) no, i'm not saying that. of course not. whew. i'm saying that i've never eaten ice cream. boing!
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you're kidding. did you just say "boing"? no, i'm not kidding. but i'm pretty sure i wouldn't like it. see you guys later. whoa, whoa, whoa, hang on. how do you know you dislike it if you haven't even tasted it? well, i've never dropped a hammer on my foot, but i'm pretty sure i'd dislike that. he's got a point. no, he doesn't. that doesn't make any sense. i'm late for dinner. see you guys later! don't try to use your logic on me! it won't work! you're prejudiced! ta da! alice: it just isn't natural. it's supposed to be the coliseum. what's wrong with it? a kid shouldn't dislike ice cream. alice, it's truman. he's against a lot of things. but ice cream? that's just weird. alice, italy. your report is due monday, remember? i'm going to get to the bottom of this. (sighs)
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hello? it was a joke, right, truman? you got me. (laughs) i get it. you're probably eating a big dish of ice cream right now. no. how do i know you're not just saying that? mom! dad! do i eat ice cream? parents: no! see? (sighs) but why won't you just try it? i just don't think i'd like it. excuse me, alice, i have to finish my dinner. (skits and martha barking) you think something weird happened to him? weird? like what? i don't know, like... alice: maybe he had ice cream when he was a baby and a bug came out of it. (screams) ugh! disgusting! but how would a bug get in ice cream? maybe someone put a fake bug in it so they could have all the ice cream.
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martha, you're a genius. "buy fake bug." thanks. now could someone please throw the stick? i'll do it. ready... fetch! (barking) italy is a country in europe. in italy, ice cream is called gelato. gelato tastes great, but if you've made a choice never to try it because you're prejudiced against ice cream, you wouldn't know that. alice is really not letting this go. alice: it doesn't make any sense not to like it! and it's all truman's fault. truman's fault? how am i supposed to think about little things like italy when there's a real problem staring me in the face? helen: alice, forget about it. it's truman's choice. so he's against ice cream. it's not that big a deal. not that big a deal? how can you say that? haven't our parents always told us you have to try things before you can say you don't like them? but they don't usually say that about ice cream.
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unless they're really, really great parents. it's not the ice cream; it's the principle of the thing. he's being very narrow-minded. narrow-minded? yes, narrow-minded. when you just make up your mind about something without knowing anything about it, that's being narrow-minded. truman: hi, everyone. helen and td: hi, truman. sorry, this table is only for people who have tried something before they've decided they dislike it. um... could you repeat that? (sighs) what's the matter with alice? (laughs meekly) oh, yeah, ice cream. this is never going to stop. can you imagine what it's going to be like? truman! eat it! eat it! dang. we better do something quick.
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i've got it! (phone ringing) hello? alice, quick, come outside. he's doing it! he's eating ice cream. alice? helen: hello? yum! i love this ice cream. but i don't think i'll eat any more ever. i'll have it!! no! he wants to eat it all himself, right, truman? don't taste it! (td and helen gasp) hey, how come it's not melting? mmm. that... look, alice, a famous hockey player! mashed potato. they're mashed potatoes. nice try. i told you it wouldn't work. maybe alice is right. after all, it's only ice cream. just take one tiny bite. even if it's disgusting, at least you can say you tried it.
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i can't. that would be giving in to peer pressure. peer? we're asking you to taste something, not to stare at it. no, a peer is an equal or a friend. you guys are my peers. and you were trying to make me do something that i didn't want to do. that's the pressure. what if you only gave in to a teeny-tiny, itty-bitty bit of peer pressure? it would still be peer pressure. it's not the ice cream, it's the principle of the thing. they're both so stubborn. what are we going to do? i think i have an idea. but i'll need your help. hi, helen. how are.. oh, look who's here-- your narrow-minded friend. let me know when he's gone home. hey! i found it! i found the last page of "blue mangoes." oh, good. let's read it out loud. it will be a good lesson...
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alice: for somebody! "and so poor nick, with a look of pure dread, took one tiny scoop, then suddenly said..." (clears throat) "i'm sorry, dear genghis, "i can't eat your mangoes blue, for though you are my friend, to myself i must be true." so... i guess it's saying it's okay if friends don't always like the same things. yeah. it says so right in the book. something smells fishy, and it's not the blue mangoes. truman, i don't care if you never eat any ice cream. it's your choice. but i just want to say: if you don't try it, you don't know what you're missing. oh, and by the way, it looked pretty good, but the next time you make a fake book, don't use chalk. it comes off on your hands. td: i told you we should have used crayon. i thought it looked pretty good. anyway, at least now alice will quit harping on it.
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right, tru... alice: truman? both: truman? what? helen: you're eating ice cream? uh-huh. but i thought you thought it was disgusting. i never said that. i'm not against ice cream. i'm against peer pressure. huh? you guys weren't trying to make me eat it anymore, so the choice was mine. well? how is it? eh. truman, i just want you to know, i admire your refusal to give in to peer pressure. thanks, martha. so from now on, if there's ever any food that you don't want to eat, just let me know. i'll eat it for you. now, that's what i call a true friend. truman: blue ice cream? no, thank you. helen: ...said truman mctrue. i have an aversion to food that is blue. aversion? what's that? helen: ...asked alice mcgee. aversion? "aversion" is a new word to me. an aversion means something you don't like a bit. i have an aversion to bugs and gooey dog spit.
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truman! helen: ...cried alice. at least give it a try. okay, but i warn you, i'll probably cry. not bad. would you like some? i don't want to hog. i have an aversion to food that's been licked by a dog. yummy. dog spit? yuck! yuck! (screaming) what? (truman still screaming) what? ah, delicious. did you catch all the words about aversions and things that are disgusting? let's see some again. we're helping him get socialized. you know, get him used to being around people and other animals so he learns to get along with them. prejudiced! it's like when you decide you don't like someone before you even know them. ew, i can't believe you ate that! you're so narrow-minded. see you next time. announcer: look who's coming your way every weekday. hot diggity! wonderific!
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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 ♪ go, girl!
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♪ 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 "reminisce" and "skirmish." it's time for another episode of the city's favorite interview show, "getting the scoop with scoops." and now, your host, todd "scoops" ming. greetings, and thank you. any time. uh, that was for them, for tuning in. today's guest is known for her "astonishing strength, her dazzling intellect, and her voluminous lexicon," which i think means she's smart, strong, and knows a lot of words.
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she's here today to talk about what it's like to battle the evil dr. two brains. please welcome my guest, word girl. [applause] thank you for joining us today, word girl. certainly, scoops! i thought we might show some scenes from your previous adventures, and then afterwards we'll talk about them. how does that sound? sounds fun! you know, i love to reminisce about past victories. let's remind our viewers how the friendly professor steven boxleitner came to be known as dr. two brains. roll it! narrator: dr. steven boxleitner was word girl's friend, until an experiment with a vicious lab mouse named squeaky went horribly wrong, leaving him with a tiny mouse brain stuck to his head, and an evil new identity-- dr. two brains! wow! an evil scientist with a mouse brain attached to his head! he seems invincible.
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at first glance, dr. two brains might seem impossible to defeat, but at the end of the day, he's just like any other mouse. hmm, in what way? he's afraid of cats. ohh! aha! ha ha ha. touche. all right. [cat meows] ah! did you hear that? i didn't hear anything. [meow] there it is again! it sounded just like a cc-c-c... c-c-cc-cat! oh, boy! a kitty cat! meow! giant cat! coming right at us! scaring pants off of mouse brain! run for your lives! word girl: oh, no you don't, two brains! now it's your turn to get creamed! meeow! my ray! oh, no! wow! that was an awesome air battle!
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yeah, well, most encounters with dr. two brains end with some sort of skirmish. tell me, is it hard constantly defeating dr. two brains all by yourself? well, i can't take all the credit for bringing two brains to justice again and again... and again. my sidekick, captain huggy face, has been known to save the day on occasion. yeah. and speaking of captain huggy face, i'd like to give him a special thanks for running our cameras today. thanks for filling in for jerome, huggy. [canned applause] say, isn't this fun, hanging out, remembering good times? i wonder if there's a word for that. i think the word you're looking for is "reminisce." see? i told you i'd get to it. it means to look back fondly on fun times. oh, well it certainly is fun to be here reminiscing with you. is that right? uh-huh. nailed it! but word girl, it says here in my notes that, on one occasion, you actually teamed up with dr. two brains. why would you work alongside such an evil super villain?
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because we had a common enemy-- his super-smart mouse army! and for the record, once the mice were defeated, i was sure to take care of dr. two brains. roll the clip! roll the clip? roll the clip, please? stop this! i am dr. two brains! i was going to win! i was going to beat word girl! uh, let's see, smart. less smart? far less smart! here we go! [squeaking] aha! thank you, word girl! now the cheese is all mine! ha ha! whoa! uhhh! ow! uhhh! all part of the pla--ow! getaway! i am still in contr---ow! i'm all right! ow! i'm all--oh! how long do you think he'll keep going? he'll run into some woods eventually.
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oh, this is a treat! you know, an army of mice is one thing, but how did you overpower dr. two brains when he built that indestructible robot armor? was it the biggest battle of all time? were there lasers and karate moves and explosions? word girl: biggest battle of all time? no! it was barely even a skirmish. but don't take my word for it. roll the clip! not so fast, two brains. again? i'm astonished, word girl. you insist on repeating the identical situation over and over and over. you know, you're right. you're just too powerful now. i am? huh, you're actually complimenting me. i'm astonished. well, that suit just proves what a brilliant scientist you are. i like to think i add something extra. spunk. natural flair. call it-- yeah, yeah, you're great, we get it. so, me being the superhero and all, i feel like i should at least try to stop you one last time. oh, if you must. prepare to smell defeat, word girl!
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super-limburger stink spray! computer: warning! ah! something's wrong! something's-- aah! ohhh! what just happened?!? we discovered a weakness that could trigger a mecha-suit meltdown. that big red self-destruct button just right on your back. you noticed that, did you? i'm astonished it was so easy. i knew i shouldn't have put that on there. oh, well, live and learn, i guess. see you around. uh, you're going to jail, actually. jail?!? no! [both laugh] dr. two brains, if you're watching, next time you come at me with indestructible armor, maybe you shouldn't leave the instruction manual lying around. just saying. on a quick side note, word girl, you've used the word "skirmish" a few times today. mind telling our viewers what it means? i know what it means, of course, clearly. duh! hello! i'm scoops, "kid who knows lots of words," but i bet everyone watching at home would love to know the definition. sure, scoops. a skirmish is a small fight or battle.
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when i try to stop a villain from breaking the law and we have an argument or a confrontation, that's a skirmish. skirrr-mish. skirmish. skirmish. hmm. uh, scoops? uh, interview? what? oh, hello! yes, where were we? oh. and speaking of robots, remember the time dr. two brains teamed up with tobey? how could you possibly fight two villains at once? well, it's easy when they're busy fighting amongst themselves. come on! let's put the squeeze on her for good! no, no, surely we can think of a much more diabolical way to teach her a lesson. we both know you're just stalling because you have a silly schoolboy crush on her! i do not! narrator: do too, do too! stay out of this! it's bootsy the cat. hey, it's bootsy the cat! huggy, look! it's bootsy the cat, star of the film "sir kitty". but it is a big deal!
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we need to get her autographed picture for the scavenger quest! mouse-zilla first, then autograph! oh, please! i did 90% of the work! so much for an equal collaboration. you're right, child. it wasn't equal because i did all of the-- aggghhh! a cat! oh, are we afraid of a little cat? a little bitty kitty cat? keep away! keep away! kitty... oh, yeah? well, at least i don't love word girl like you do. well, you're afraid of a little kitty, kitty, kitty! meow, meow, meow! love, love, love! ♪ i'm dr. two brains ♪ ♪ he sees a kitty and he goes eek! ♪ great job, huggy. let's see if this mouse can swim. hyaaah! meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow! ♪ love, love, love-love love, love, love-love ♪ that's it. our collaboration is over! humph! finally, we agree! uhh, where are we?
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and why are we in handcuffs? whoops! whoops! ha! looks like they were the ones having quite a skirmish! ah, reminiscing is fun. ha ha! yes. see how i--anyway. seriously, though. you make defeating dr. two brains look so easy! you want easy? one time two brains was defeated by nothing more than a simple coincidence! oh, by the way, i have you outnumbered again! ha ha ha ha! oh, you guys look so cute! well, are you henchmice or henchmen? get her! oof! ow! great job, huggy. oh, word girl. aaahh!!! was that a lighting fixture that just fell on him? narrator: do i even have to say it? coincidence! coincidence! coincidence! coincidence! here, check this out! aah! [rewinding]
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aah! [rewinding] aah! ahem! ahem! [laughter continues] uh-oh. well, that got your attention. both: dr. two brains! what are you doing here? what am i doing here? you, girly, are ruining my reputation! you're all, "oooooh, dr. two brains "is so easy to defeat! "every skirmish ends in victory for me, word girl! isn't it fun to reminisce about all the times i've defeated him?" ha ha ha. it's embarrassing! everybody who's watching is laughing at me! i already got a call from chuck the sandwich guy-- uh, excuse me, dr. two brains, but we were actually in the middle of a television show here--oh! news flash, kid: you're being replaced. ha ha ha! tie him up, boys! so, word girl, you ready for a real grilling? maybe a cheese grilling?
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ha ha ha! this is going to be fun. [canned applause] good evening, world, and welcome to word girl's final interview. mwahahahaha!!! uh-oh. narrator: will dr. two brains use his goop ray on word girl? will she be able to escape? will this skirmish end in disaster for word girl? has all the reminiscing come to an end? oh, we're just getting started with the reminiscing, mr. announcer man. narrator: tune in next time for the conclusion of this suddenly very suspenseful episode of "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 "elegant."
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to give you a clue, here are some clips from "word girl" that show the meaning of the word. yes, emily! "elegant" means stylish and dignified, like captain huggy face in that tuxedo and top hat. that's correct! i'd say huggy looks almost as elegant as a certain game show host. uh, who are you talking about? oh, no one. hey. what's that off in the distance? perhaps i should take a look. [creak] a-anyway, congratulations, emily! you are today's winner. huggy, show her what she's won! an official "word girl" velvet cape! how elegant! really? a cape? you think that makes him more elegant than i am? yes. no doubt. uh-huh.
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ok, then. that's it for today's episode. see you next time on... "may i have a word?" ♪ word girl narrator: psst. listen for the words "cliffhanger" and "irk." previously on "word girl," scoops was interviewing word girl, reminiscing about her many victories, until dr. two brains and his goop ray took over the show. [cheering and applause] uh, welcome back to "getting the scoop with scoops"-- dr. two brains: ahem! i mean, um, "the dr. two brains is the best villain ever show," starring dr. two brains as himself. when you last saw us, we were-- um, what did you want me to say again? all right. never mind, kid. i don't think you're cut out for tv. you're strictly a print journalist. psst. point it back this way. when you last saw us, word girl was really irking me by bragging about all the times she's spoiled my fun, but then i spoiled her fun! ooh! that was fun!
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i took over this interview and pointed my goop ray at her. pretty exciting cliffhanger, if you ask me. did you say "cliffhanger," boss? yeah, cliffhanger. so what? nothing. i don't see any cliffs around here. you see a cliff, charlie? [laughter] do you really think you're gonna get away with this? i'll ask the questions. word girl, dr. two brains, a great villain or a super great villain? pick one. well, saying something i don't believe really irks me, but... you're the most brilliant villain i've ever faced. ick! ack! oh, stop! this interview is about you! now, this isn't the first time i've gotten the better of you, is it, word girl? how did it feel when i outsmarted you at the grocery store with my brilliantly simple plan? did not. did too. did not. did too. did not. did too. ecch! blech! shouldn't have turned that remote control into goop.
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scoops: there's an extra one under your chair! scoops! sorry. i was trying to be helpful. thank you, buddy. let's go to the grocery store! ♪ i'm dr. cool brains, and i aim to please ♪ ♪ i can hook you up with a nice piece of cheese ♪ ♪ i'm hip, i'm fun, i'm totally chilling ♪ ♪ snazzy enough to be the number one villain ♪ can we-- what are we doing? let's go to the grocery store, shall we? oh, come on! hold it right there, two brains. oh, hi, word girl! you're just in time to see me commit another uncomplicated crime right before your very eyes! are you ready? prepare to be dazzled. oh, yeah! take that! oh, i'm so bad! whoo! let's just wrap this up quickly, ok? nothing there. ok. that trick's not going to work again so, two brains, prepare to--ow! hey! quit it! did they just escape by throwing cheese at us?
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yes, yes, i did. just like this. [laughter] stop that! you're right. it's a waste of perfectly good cheese. mmm. next question. weren't you the one humiliated that time! ha ha ha! uh, not really. i ended up completely defeating you in that episode. remember, you tried to steal an entire stadium full of cheese? ha! show that scene. it's a classic. no, no! i pick the clips! and i pick the one where the not-so-super hero word girl gets overpowered by a giant metal mouse! take a look. and clip. roll 'em! clip, clip! come--what's going on-- word girl! i mean, word girl. tobey and dr. two brains collaborating? isn't playing well with others against evil villain rule number 344?
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rules are made to be broken. besides, our collaboration is the best thing that's ever happened to us. come on, huggy! let's take this metal mouse down! [squeak] unh! whoa. i didn't even put a dent in it. ha ha ha! i'll be word girl. [high voice] oh, i'll save the day! bong! ouch! oh, i'm a terrible superhero! ohh! you're really starting to irk me with these clips. ha ha ha! ohh. good times, good times. i remember it like it was yesterday. then you should remember that i defeated you all! i don't recall that. charlie? ugh! this is irking me so much! ohh, word girl. don't get mad. because we all know that when word girl gets mad, her sidekick gets upset! and then something bad always happens to the sidekick! ha ha ha! hee hee hee! ahem! you'll see what i mean.
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pow. let the embarrassment begin! hyah! [squeak] [screeching] not so fast, two brains! [screeching] [huggy groaning] [screech] [moaning] ha ha ha! hee hee hee! and she was-- ha ha ha! did you see that monkey?! that's it. it's one thing to try to embarrass me, but it really irks me when you laugh at my best friend! oh, it hurts. oh, boy. word girl, if that's how you treat your friends, i'd hate to see how you treat your enemies! ha ha ha!! come on, henchmen. give me something. [laughter] you're my enemy. yeah, and proud of it. and you've never defeated me, ever.
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literally not one time. oh, yeah? then what about all those film clips, those exciting, tension-filled moments when it looks like i'm just about to defeat you? those are cliffhangers! seriously, charlie, are you seeing this cliff they keep talking about? [laughter] oh, yeah. me, too. i see it. "cliffhanger!" it's a word. it means a situation in a story where things are left uncertain until the next part, like how in part one of this episode it looked like dr. two brains might defeat me, and the narrator said, "will dr. two brains use his goop ray on word girl?" yes. no, you won't! because that was just a cliffhanger. i can't lose. i'm the hero! oh, i don't know. hee hee hee! you don't look like much of a hero to me. unh! ecch! what strange texture. [squeaks] [creaking] aah! ooh! ow! ha ha ha!
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no, huggy. don't touch it! whoa! slippery pickles. whoa! whoa! energy field's weakness! ow! put me down! whooooaaa! noooooo! oh! ha! what's the matter, word girl? dr. two brains: i'm stronger than word girl, i'm stronger than word girl! ha ha ha! she was-- ha ha ha! did you see that monkey? [screeching] oh, i love it. that's funny. come on, people. don't be shy. let's hear it! i'm stronger than word girl! i'm stronger than word girl! i'm stronger than word girl! i am so irked right now! completely and totally irked! and you know what else irks me? no one has even asked me what "irk" means?! hmm. they seem pretty distracted right now.
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[squeaking] ha ha ha! oh, high-five! oh, yeah! go high, up high. don't leave me hanging, bro! whoo! yeah! victory dance. uh-huh, uh-huh. oh, this is fun! is that all you have on us, flying into robots and getting hit with a few pieces of cheese? that's not embarrassing at all. well, what about the time you came to my lair to defeat me and got caught like a little, bitty weak mouse? ha ha ha! i don't mean that as an insult to my mouse peeps because as you know, i am part mouse, but it was still pretty funny! for example, i know that your first attack will be number 27, monkey sidekick jumping on my back. you see? futile. oh, yeah? well, how about-- number 82, the sumo karate snake-fang crane shiatsu cannonball twist-kick? oh, puh-leez. futile.
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oh! let me go! ha ha ha! two brains are always better than one! [laughter] hey! fire that goop ray! be careful with that, please! sorry, boss. [squeaking] you sure? ok. monkey throw! [groans] [laughter] oh, the power of laughter. ha ha ha! yeah--no! yep. [grunting] oh, by the way, since i know you're probably all wondering, the word "irk" means irritate or annoy.
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it really irked me when you didn't ask me what "irk" means, but now i irked you by capturing you all, again. oh, thanks. i mean, hey! uh, word girl? a little help here, please? [laughter] want to finish that interview? sure thing! i'll skip to the lightning round. ahem. what is your favorite word? that's easy--word. what's your second favorite word? it's a tie between all other words. what job would you like to try other than superhero? teacher. what job would you not like to try? the guy who has to clean up this goop. oh. i think that's me. i'll help! well, that's all the time we have today. this is scoops ming, telling you that i just realized i'm talking into a pile of goop, not a camera. good night! narrator: and so, thanks to the brave work of our heroes, a scary cliffhanger has come to a happy ending, but you'll be so irked if you miss the next exciting episode of "word girl"! ♪ word girl hello. i'm beau handsome,
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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! emily, you correctly defined the word "elegant." ready to play the bonus round? you bet! take a look at these 3 pictures and tell me which one shows the definition for "elegant." give it a shot, emily. i'd have to go with number two. that diamond is really elegant. that's correct! i'd also like to add that i really like mr. botsford's dance moves in that last picture. emily, you're our bonus round winner. show her what she's won, huggy. an official "word girl" gigantic boom box! see you next time on... "may i have a word?"
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announcer: got to dance? catch everyone's favorite sidekick and his stellar moves only on pbs kids go! [cheering and applause] word up! [bell ringing] welcome to how to act like a human. today's topic is holiday celebrations. we get together with friends and family and eat and dance and exchange gifts. here are some graduates of this very class celebrating holidays just like--like humans! now you get to celebrate with your very own party. whoo-hoo! [bell ringing] captain huggy face, show us what "enraged" means. that's right! "enraged" means to feel
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really angry and upset about something! congratulations, huggy! [dance music playing] enraged. announcer: pbs kids go! is exploding with shows every weekday. you're right. are you sure? why didn't i know about this? um...awkward. announcer: there's no question. see them weekdays on pbs kids go! or watch anytime you want at pbskidsgo.org. announcer: "word girl" was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from...
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pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. d girl"? watch your favorite episodes and test your word power on pbskidsgo.org. want word girl's word power? fly over to your local library. cape not required. word up! word up! ♪ oh, u o-o-oh, yeah!ation ha ha ha! ♪ do la la do do ♪ use your imagination ♪ pbs kids and you
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mr. steve: ♪ whoo hoo
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music time! with steve songs. mr. steve: ♪ heading down my sidewalk ♪ all: ♪ ba da da da da da ♪ ♪ there's something new going on ♪ ♪ on the block ♪ ba da da da da da ♪ dump trucks are rumbling down the street ♪ ♪ going... ♪ beep, beep, beep ♪ soon a brand-new building will appear ♪ ♪ seems like every day 'round here brings ♪ ♪ brand-new sights and sounds ♪ ♪ chances are if we look around ♪ ♪ we might see something new today ♪ ♪ well, if today is dump trucks and new cement... ♪ ♪ ba da da da da da ♪ tomorrow might be circus tents ♪ ♪ ba da da da da da ♪ the high wire monkey ♪ decides to pull me up to see these... ♪ ♪ brand-new sights and sounds ♪ ♪ chances are if we look around ♪ ♪ we might see something new today ♪ (george chattering excitedly)
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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
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narrator: there's nothing like spending a long weekend in the country with some of your closest inflatable friends. aah! oh. i'm not sure you needed all those pool toys, george. (sighs) (chattering) it'll be dark soon. do you want to go say hi to everyone while i... george... george? (hooting) (laughs) don't be too long. (gasps) (chuckles) george had a lot of friends to say "howdy" to... (pigs squealing) ...the pigs... ah, oink, oink! (pigs squealing) ...mrs. renkins... moo. ah! whoa there, george.
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(sighs) you gave me a turn. ...and of course the chickens. ooh. (chickens clucking) huh? did george just see a girl in there? huh? hi there. (gasping) (sighs) i have been sitting there for one whole hour and guess what? you want to guess? you want to guess? you'll never guess. (laughs) i am really glad that i'm not a chicken. so if you're thinking "i wonder what it's like to be a chicken," i can tell you. it's not very interesting. george had seen a lot of strange things in his day, but this was strange. well, i see you two have met. george, this is my granddaughter allie. oh... (chattering politely) oh, are you a monkey?
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i like monkeys. do you want to play tomorrow? (laughing): yeah, uh-huh. allie's a spark plug, but if there's anyone who can keep up with her, it's you, george. b-bye. whoops. don't forget about tomorrow. (chatters enthusiastically) (hooting) bright and early the very next morning... (sighs) (door creaks) allie (whispering): hiya, george. huh? that man with the yellow pants-- he said i could go see if you're awake. are you awake? (yawns) uh-huh. finally. oh, you were sleeping forever. so, you know what i want to do today? monkey stuff! (imitates monkey hooting) huh? oh. (hooting) wait, don't monkeys go out the window? (door opens) huh? (grunts) (hooting excitedly)
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ah, rats. all that morning, george showed allie "monkey stuff" like how to eat strawberries... ah. ...with your feet... whoops. (laughs) (imitates monkey hooting) (george and allie shouting excitedly) ...how to swing on a rope... ...how to sound like a full percussion section in an orchestra... george! (banging) ...and how to blow bubbles with an extra big monkey breath. i'm going to the store. do you want anything, george? uh-uh. did you know that monkeys can blow bubbles longer than anybody? (exhaling) that doesn't surprise me. how about you, allie? you need anything from the store? oh, yes. um... a flying trapeze... and a walkie-talkie, please.
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uh... i'll see what i can do. bye, everyone. be a good little monkey... and girl. (car starts) (animal chittering) huh? (gasps) is that a squirrel? uh-huh, uh-huh. i love squirrels. (shrieks) whoops. does he live in that tree? uh-huh. hey, let's go see. race you. hi there. (shrieks) i found him, george. (hooting excitedly) (squirrel chittering) i think this hole is his house. whoops, i can't see anything. do you have special see- in-the-dark monkey eyes?
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uh-uh. oh. we need a flashlight. oh, i know. i have one in my room. i'll go get it. whoops. except... how do i get down? hmm. ah! (giggling and hooting) ta-da! yeah, only i can't really do that 'cause i'm not an actual monkey. so how would a non-actual monkey get down from a tree? hmm. (chattering) okay. are you in there? (straining) (calling out) george, it's kind of weird. the squirrel won't answer me. (grunting)
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(groans) (hooting) okay, so ladder plus monkey wasn't tall enough. what else could george use? a balloon? no. parachute? no. but then george remembered how he washed mr. glass' windows on the very tall building. yeah. this was going to be easy. all george had to do was find his life vest, tie a rope to the front, throw the rope over a branch, and bring allie down. hey, george. (chattering) maybe he'll come out if i talk squirrel talk. what do you think? (chattering) okay, here goes. (high-pitched screeching echoes) (squirrel groans) (chattering) okay. (humming) yah!
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you missed, but don't you worry. i can get it. (chattering) (grunting) this is too small. it looks monkey-sized. (grunting) the rope was a good idea, but george needed to attach it to something that allie could put on or... ...get on. (chatters "yeah!") (hooting excitedly) (grunting) (chortling) (cheering) (grunting, chattering) (chatters "okay") whoops, this raft is too flippy, george. (groaning)
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okay, let's think some more. (chatters "yeah!") george didn't have that many choices. only a too-short ladder, some pool toysand a rope. oh, a-ha! what could be easier than holding on to a rope?! (hooting happily) but we already tried the rope, george. a-ha! (chattering) okay, now what, george? (chattering, hooting) you want me to hold on while climbing down? uh-huh, uh-huh. okay. (george cheering) whoops, i ran out of rope, george.
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hey, look what you did, george! (chuckling) whoo-hoo! finally! (giggling) let's do it again! huh? (horn honking) hey, it's mr. yellow pants! did you get me the flying trapeze? sorry. the store doesn't carry circus equipment for some reason. but i found these! ooh, walkie-talkies! i have to show my grandmother! bye-bye, i'll call you later. thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! (chuckling): you're welcome! so, george, did you have a nice time with allie? uh-huh! that night, george couldn't wait for lights out. man: "and so the little mouse roared and the house fell down."
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(laughing) good night, george. happy dreams. (cooing) allie: allie calling george! allie calling george! (hooting happily) allie calling george, over. (chattering gibberish) ooh, it works! hooray! (screaming): yay! uh-oh... (softly): yay! okay, so i figured out how to make friends with that squirrel. first, we grow a tree. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. then we take all the nuts... clearly, this was the start of a beautiful and curious friendship. and we go hide... uh-huh. and when the squirrel comes in to get the nuts, uh-huh, uh-huh. ...and say, "hi, squirrel!" you think that'll work? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. girl: george is a monkey, and sometimes he does things that you can't do. he tried to help ally by using a rope.
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this house has an upstairs porch and a downstairs porch. girl: we surprised the downstairs kids by lowering a marker. the string is kind of... like an elevator. an elevator is something that brings people and stuff up and down. boy: hey! we want to control the elevator from down here. boy: and this is called a pulley. we're going to wrap the string around the pulley. now we are controlling the elevator from down here. i hope you guys are hungry! (yells) (kids giggling) whoo-hoo! thanks for the grapes! you're welcome! an elevator is a very useful tool. (hundley barking) narrator: in the city, dogs have all kinds of jobs.
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(alarm ringing) (dalmatian barking) there are firehouse dogs. (sirens wailing) and guard dogs. (barking) show dogs. (panting, barking) and dogs that put on a show. but of all the dog jobs, surely door dog was the most important. (barking) why, thank you, hundley. i have to run this upstairs. keep an eye on things for me, will you? (barking happily) (elevator dings) (dylan giggling): doggie! a toddler and his toy clown were no match for a lobby dog. (toy squeaking)
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look, dylan, hundley brought your toy. (giggling) thank you, hundley. uh-oh. (chattering happily) george could mess up a lobby faster than ten toddlers with toys! (george humming lively tune) huh? huh? huh? hey! (hooting excitedly) chef: ♪ 20 crates of tomatoes... (hooting, laughing) (laughing) (barking) (light chuckles)
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george couldn't figure out why hundley didn't want to play tag anymore. (barking) (giggling): georgie! (hundley barking) it was dylan's toy. uh-oh! (chattering) (giggling) (sighing) (groaning) (chattering sadly) (barking angrily) (gnocchi meowing) (clearing throat) (barking) if there was one thing gnocchi couldn't resist, it was a toy clown. (barking) (meowing inquisitively) hey! unh-unh! chef: ♪ three cases of olive oil ♪ 20 crates of tomatoes
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hello, my little gnoccherina! what do you have there, a clown? oh, so cute! now, don't chew it all to pieces, okay? i must keep my basement tidy. (groaning) hundley had better rescue that clown fast. ♪ ten sacks of potatoes ♪ five wheels of parmigiano ♪ flour for linguini ♪ and fettuccine (hundley panting) ♪ all other 'inis, too now, where was that cat? (sniffing) (chattering, barking) (sniffing)
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(squeaking) (barking) (cheering) chef: holy prosciutto! i forgot to buy the garlic! (door shutting) (lock clicking) now, what kind of chef forgets his garlic?! gotta go back to the store. (whimpering) hundley might be a door dog, but he wasn't very good at doorknobs. (hooting) (whines) fortunately, monkeys are excellent door openers. (grunts) unless... the door is locked. (grunting) (truck engine starts) chef pisghetti: ♪ three cases of olive oil... uh-oh. (moans) (whimpering) hundley remembered that he didn't like basements.
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locked basements, especially. (whimpering) (meowing) (squeaks) (meowing continues) (squeaking) (barks) (meowing) (barking angrily) (meowing, barking and squeaking) (howling) (meowing and squeaking continue) gnocchi thought it'd be much more fun if she and hundley played outside. (barking) (whimpers) poor hundley. clearly, hundley needed some monkey help. (grunting, panting) (hoots) (panting) (grunting) (yells out) (hundley groans) (whimpering) (groans) (groans) (moans) getting hundley out of the basement was going to be hard.
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too bad windows don't come with stairs the way doors do. hmm. a-ha! (grunting) hmm. uh... not high enough. (muttering) he definitely needed more stairs. (grunting, panting) (grunting) (grunts) (hoots excitedly) (chattering) (moans) (chattering) (groans) (hooting) (barks) uh-huh! (panting) (grunting)
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(groans) (chatters) george was surprised that hundley couldn't reach the window. (moans) (gnocchi meows) gnocchi was surprised that hundley was still in the basement. (meows, toy squeaking) (panting) (groaning) (meowing) (squeaks) (squeaking) gnocchi was sure that a game of chase would make hundley feel better. (barking) it did. it took his mind off basements. (barking) (meows) (barking) (meows, toy squeaks) (barking) (gasps) ah. george could build a ramp to the window. (grunts) (disappointed sigh)
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a ramp stronger than a pizza box. (gasps) a-ha! (barks) (squeaking) (barking) (squeaking) (barking) hundley was beginning to like this game. (barking, squeaking) (barking, panting) (grunts) george had to remind him that he wanted to get out of the basement. gnocchi had had a lot of fun with the clown, but now it was hundley's turn. (meows) (barks) (panting, squeaking) (squeaking continues) (moaning) (whimpers) (grunting) maybe hundley just needed a... push. (grunting, squeaking) (yelling) (sighs) (whimpering) (moans)
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george needed to think of something else. ah! maybe he didn't have to go straight up to the window. (chattering) (confused groan) george didn't need one ramp. he needed a lot of ramps. a-ha! (hundley barking gently) george's ramps worked. (triumphant hooting) (door opening) (gasps) leaping linguini! (barks, groans) (squeaking) what did you do to my basement, giorgio? (chattering) (vehicle pulling up) huh? (hooting) (air brakes puffing) dylan and his mom were back. (insistent chattering)
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hundley had to hurry. (toy squeaking, george hooting) (hooting) (meowing) gnocchi didn't know what was going on, but it sure looked like fun. (groans) (panting, toy squeaking) (panting) (barking) hundley? (gasps) thank you! i thought we'd lost this forever. look, dylan. (squeaking) clownie! (laughs) you are the best door dog. (barks) (dylan laughing, toy squeaking) another job well done. (groans) well... almost done. (meowing) (barking) boy: george is a monkey. he built ramps so hundley could get to the window.
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ta-da. girl: this is a place where the stairs and the ramp go up to the same level and connect. and we're going to have some races. go! girl: c.j. and i are running up the stairs. evan and will are running up the ramp. yeah! girl: the stairs won. go! boy: it's a kicking a ball race. girl: and it took me a lot of energy to get the soccer ball to dribble up the stairs. the dodge ball for the ramp was easier for evan. i won! girl: we learned that the stairs takes less time, but it has more work. and they're shorter, but they're more steep, and the ramp is on a less steep angle, and if it's less steep, it's easier to get up. but it's longer. and the winner is... evan! announcer: it's "sid the science kid." i'm breathing a lot of air in. i wonder where all that air is going. that's a great question, sid.
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announcer: "it's sid the science kid," weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at pbskids.org. (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. helping kids discover the fun of learning not only what the world can do, but also what they can do. pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station...
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ooh. ...and from: hola! curious george loves to play and learn, so let's play an opposite game. i'll say something, and you shout out the opposite. ready? what's the opposite of up? down! right. and the opposite of stop? go! yes! and you can go online and play more games with curious george at pbskids.org. now let's... ♪ go, go, go, go on an adventure ♪ it's "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that" next. [horn honks]
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miss rosa, voice-over: it's the pbs kids field trip.
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can you guess where we're going today? here's a clue. so did you guess where we are today? right! we're at a restaurant, un restaurante. and this is the menu. and it lists all of the things that they serve here. does one person make all of this? well, let's ask ford. he's the chef here. hey, guys, you want to see how everything works? come on, let's go to the kitchen. cool! what are they doing? they're prepping food. that means getting it ready to cook or serve. whether it's cutting fruit, slicing tomatoes, just getting it all ready. girl: wow, that's a lot of work. it is a lot of work. but when they cut and clean everything, it makes my job easier. oh, so that's how you can cook so many things. right! we have to all work together. would you all like to make a pizza? children: yeah. wow, you never know what you might learn when you explore new places and things.
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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. ♪ ♪ wherever you're going where ever you're at ♪
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♪ 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) awww, i'm still not tired sally... why can't we go to sleep? because we're too excited, nick. i know. mom said there's going to be tons of snow tomorrow... i can't wait. me too. i wish i was sleepy. yeah, but we're not. not sleepy? huh? huh? it's the cat! the cat in the hat! now i'm even more awake. me too! oh dear. if only my friend boris was here. boris? who's boris? he's a big black bear from the woods of gleep sneep,
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who knows ever so much about going to sleep. maybe we could go visit him? your mother will not mind at all if you do! mom, can nick and i go to the woods of gleep sneep to meet boris the bear? gleep sneep, you say? okay, but don't be gone long. the sooner you go to sleep, the sooner you'll get up in the morning. we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! brrrr. it's cold out. now i know how a frozen fish stick feels. cold. why this isn't cold. wait till you get to the woods of gleep sneep! buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the the jigga-ma-whizzer. [giggles] [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ (giggle) isn't this fun?
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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're off to the whispering woods of gleep-sneep; ♪ ♪ to find a black bear who can help us to sleep! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ here we are! gleep-sneep below! boris! if it isn't my old friend, the cat. and you've brought friends. nick, sally, allow me to introduce you to boris. hello. hi'ya! a pleasure. so what brings you all here to my neck of the woods?
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we need help getting to sleep! oh well then... you've come to the right bear. in fact i'm getting ready for my hibernation right now! hibernation? what's that? it's like a very deep sleep. a very long, very deep sleep. if i may... ♪ when the weather turns cold, and the snow grows deep, ♪ ♪ a bear curls up for a very long sleep... ♪ ♪ the name for this sleep is hibernation, ♪ ♪ and it takes a lot of preparation... ♪ ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ a bear's winter nap is a very long thing. ♪ ♪ they fall asleep in fall, ♪ don't wake 'til it's spring... ♪ ♪ the name for this nap is hibernation, ♪ ♪ it's a bear's idea of a winter vacation... ♪ ♪ we call it... ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪
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♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ oh no! a snow-flake! agggghhhh! no! not a snowflake! anything but a snowflake! ummm... what's so bad about a snow-flake again? it means winter is almost here. and i still have lots to do before i'm ready for hibernation. what if we helped you get ready? we're very good helpers, right cat? the very best-est! all right, let's do it! follow me. i'll take you to my home.
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hurry back, before my fish bowl turns into a snow-globe. here we are, home sweet home. it looks really cozy. but...uh... where's your pillow? no problem. one fluffy bear-sized pillow coming right up! (giggle) i don't use one of those fluffy things. i prefer to sleep on branches and soft leaves. in fact, i was just about to gather some when you called. we can help! ♪ ♪ ta-da! ♪ oooooh, that's nice. it's almost as soft as my own bed. are you ready to sleep now, boris? not quite.
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i still have a few things to take care of. be right back. ♪ maybe he's going to wash his face? or brush his teeth? nature calls! when you gotta go, you gotta go. (laughs) ♪ you must be ready to go to sleep now? let's see.. my bed is ready. check. i've gone to the bathroom. check. [grumbling sound] what was that? thunder? a stampede of wild horses? the mighty call of the warble-throated zee-zobblers of mount zing-zaggle! huh? huh? actually...(clears throat) that was my tummy. whoa... you must be pretty hungry! nope, i've been eating my fill for weeks now. my tummy was just telling me i need one last snack before bed.
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you should hear it when i'm really hungry. what kind of food do bears eat? oh, berries, nuts, leaves, anything i can rustle up in the bushes. cat! let's help make one last snack before bedtime for boris! a feast fit for a king! yes, a big feast, that's just what we'll do; and there's no better cooks than thing one and thing two! ♪ ♪ ♪
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mmm... that was yummy. i'm full. oh me too. i can't eat another bite. a-hem. ta-da! well okay... maybe just one more... heaping plateful! ahhhh that hit the spot. this has been fun, but... i think it's time i got to sleep. ♪ oh no! i was so busy getting ready to hibernate, i forgot all about helping you two get to sleep. you did help us, silly. (yawn) i did? yeah, now we know how to get ready to go to sleep! oh, well then... i guess my work here is done. 'nighty-night.
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how about a lullaby? i know just the one... ♪ when the weather turns cold, and the snow grows deep, ♪ ♪ a bear curls up for a very long sleep... ♪ ♪ the name for this sleep is hibernation, ♪ ♪ and it takes a lot of preparation... ♪ ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. ♪ hibernation, hibernation, ♪ ♪ hi-ber-nation. [snoring] ♪ he's asleep. it worked. maybe a little too well. look! [snoring] it's snowing!
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yayyyy! oh, (whispering) i mean yayyyy! we helped boris get comfy, and made sure he was fed... and now it's our turn to get ready for bed! there! nice and comfy. just like boris showed us. we had a snack with boris... i washed my face and went to the bathroom... and we brushed our teeth. so that's done too. all that's left is... bed-time! bed-time! ♪ how about a story to help you fall asleep? (gently snoring) oh, well, i guess i'll just read myself a story... once upon a time,
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there was a ... there was a li, li ♪ hi, my friend squirrel is getting ready for winter. to do that, he stores lots of food in his home. oh, an acorn. now where was i? what kind of food do squirrels store in their homes? did you say acorns? well you're right! squirrels store acorns and other nuts for the winter. you got it this time, but next time i'll stump you for sure!
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ta-da! ta-da! ♪ c'mon sally! i bet our tree has grown as big as a house! with buckets full of sap for maple syrup! mmmm! (gasp) hey! i don't think it grew at all! see sally? same size as before! ♪ no maple syrup today nick. did someone say maple syrup? it's the cat... the cat in the hat! ooo-hooh pancakes! i love pancakes! with oodles and poodles of maple syrup! sorry, no maple syrup today! our new maple tree isn't big enough to make any.
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why won't it grow? it buckle up!
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[honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [giggle] [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ (giggle) 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. ♪ here we are! the wild and woolly woods! whoa! check out the size of this tree! a mighty oak tree!
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hello dr. twiggles! the cat in the hat! always good to see you. but who do we have here? these are my friends nick and sally! they've got tree trouble! that's our little maple tree over there. make way, tree doctor coming through! nice bark. healthy leaves. what seems to be the problem? it won't grow! do you think you can help? a good doctor is always happy to help! yullo? a pine is in pain? oh twigs! it's a tree-mergency! quick! everyone, run this way! weee-oooo! weee-ooo! you heard him... run this way! weee-ooo! weee-ooo! weee-ooo! weee-ooo! weee-ooo! weee-ooo! weee-ooo! weee - whoooaaaa! i'm okay! ish! ♪ trees, trees, glorious trees, ♪ ♪ from roots below, to crowning leaves! ♪
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♪ ♪ this tree's a pine! so prickly and fine! ♪ ♪ with cones so coney, and needles, devine! ♪ (giggle) ♪ ouch! needles? indeedles! pines don't have leaves, they have needles that grow all year long... ooch! ouch! is that why they call them always-greens? ooh you're almost right... we call them evergreens!
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row! wah! ♪ look at those roots, they look kinda dry! poor things!
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we better give them some water! but the only water down here is in fish's bowl! don't even think about it! let's go back up and tell dr. twiggles! roger that! going up! ♪ dr. twiggles! dr. twiggles! we think we know what's wrong with the pine! oh good because this tree is losing needles faster than a sneezy porcupine! ahh-choo! the roots look very dry! could the tree be thirsty? yes, in fact it is. the soil is so dry, there's no water for the roots to sip up. trees can't grow without water! oh chestnuts! where are we going to get lots of water for our thirsty pine? a tree that is thirsty? well, i know what to do! call on our friends, thing one and thing two! ♪
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come on! let's all help! that oughta do it! ♪ oh no! the needles are still dropping! no worries. trees are very slow, slow, slow when it comes to drinking - and everything else too! which reminds me, about your little tree.. oh no! it's for you... another tree-mergency! yes? oh no! a birch in the lurch? follow me! weee-ooo! weee-oo! weee-ooo! weee-oo! ♪ trees, trees, glorious trees! ♪ ♪ from roots below to crowning leaves! ♪ ♪ ♪ behold the birch! a beautiful sight! ♪ ♪ with delicate branches and bark, ♪ ♪ black and white! ♪
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how come that birch tree is bigger than this one? brr. it's cold over here in the shade. maybe the tree doesn't like the cold? brrr. not the cold, but the dark! all these shadows make it too dark here.. what this tree needs is some tasty sunlight! hang on! you can't eat sunlight! well, not exactly. oh, but leaves use energy from the sun to make the tree's food. but there's not much sun around here! because something big is blocking it! oh my! what is this? oops! (embarrassed laughter) that's my house! how dare it stand in the way of this tree making lunch! there's only one thing to do - move it! heave...ho! heave...ho! oh..oh, painful... oh, ouchee! look! sunlight! cool! lunch time, tree! come and get it! when will the birch be finished eating?
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not for awhile, because when it comes to eating, trees are... slow! slow! slow! slow! slow! slow! now, about that maple tree of yours... hmmm... what seems to be the problem? it's not growing. maybe it's not getting enough sunshine? but it's in the sunniest spot in the yard! maybe it's not getting enough water? but i water it every day! i see. and, um, how long have you had the tree? three days! three days! aha! i know exactly why it's not bigger yet! walk this way. ♪ ♪ trees, trees, glorious trees! ♪ ♪ from roots below to crowning leaves! ♪ ♪ ♪ behold the maple! a tree with green keys! ♪ ♪ that twirl through the air ♪ ♪ in the summertime breeze. ♪ weeee! weeee! (laughing) hmmm...but how come our maple tree isn't as big as that one? it will be...
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it takes about forty years for a tree to grow from this little seed... to this... trees are slow slow slow growers too. forty years to wait for maple syrup? our pancakes will get cold! oh you can have mine. i collected enough sap last winter to make loads more! err thanks... dr... twiggles! (laughs) ♪ bye dr. twiggles! good bye! a tree needs lots of water and light, so it can reach it's full grown height. but it takes time for trees to grow, 'cause trees are very... slow! slow! slow! enjoy your lunch little tree! speaking of lunch... would anyone care for another pancake? ta-da! oh no! more pancakes! ♪
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um, could someone pass the syrup, please? (laughing) oh i'm having fun. welcome to hat chat! today we're interviewing greg and gary. they are gulls! can you tell us about being a gull? we are pretty talented birds! we swim like ducks, we're expert flyers and we can even walk! great huh? (gasp!) greg... show them your webbed feet! hey! you ate all the chips... did you eat my sandwich too? sorry. we can't help it. we're scavengers! sca..ven-gers? sca..ven-gers? mostly gulls eat things like fish but we also like to eat leftovers and things people forget about. gulls are expert scavengers. well... it was very nice meeting you
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even if you did eat our lunch! bye! bye! bye! later! let's go home! i am starving! (laughs) do we ask it politely and take the bird's word? do we know it's a bird when it crosses the sky? that sounds pretty good, but some birds don't fly. do only bird's sing? is that how we tell? but whales are not birds and they sing songs as well. ahh! says the cat, i'm still ever so clever, for i know an answer that will last forever. what makes it a bird-- let's all say it together lies under my hat... ...yes, you're right, it's a feather. all birdies have feathers, big ones and tiny, some feel so soft and some are quite spiny. they help a bird fly, keeps it warm as can be... ...and some make the birds look as handsome as me. the mystery's solved by the cat in the hat, all birds have feathers, and that's simply that.
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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 pbskids.org. viewers like you, and you, and you, and you...
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ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind.
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