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the corporation for public broadcasting, a cooperative agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready-to-learn grant, and by contributions to your pbs station from: man: ♪ martha was an average dog ♪ she went... and... and... (barking, growls) ♪ when she ate some alphabet soup ♪ ♪ then what happened was bizarre... ♪ on the way to martha's stomach, the letters lost their way. they traveled to her brain, and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ now she speaks... how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks ♪ yeah, she speaks and speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks... what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks... ♪ hi, there. ♪ she's got the voice, she's ready to shout ♪ ♪ 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 ♪
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♪ indicates and explicates ♪ bloviates and overstates and... ♪ (panting) ♪ hyperventilates! ♪ martha-- to reiterate-- martha speaks. ♪ detective. camouflage. (eating noisily) pursue! stakeout. today's words are all about detectives and police work. see how many words you can uncover and i'll see you at the end of the show. martha, look, it's officer o'reilly. martha: and he's got a dog! hi there! (skits barks) what's the matter with him? he's on duty. rascal's part of our k-9 unit.
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you mean he's a police dog? uh-huh. we're just finishing our beat. unfortunately my partner and i are going to be in different cities tomorrow. you are? yeah, there's a big case in chicago. they need a smart cop to come help them crack it. you're going to chicago? uh, not me. looks like i'll be stuck patrolling alone for the next few days. hey, you don't have to patrol alone. i could patrol with you. uh... really? (groans) why not? when you patrol, you go around making sure everything is okay, right? right. i'm great at patrolling. i patrol my yard all the time. watch. patrolling. i'm patrolling. nope, no criminals. all clear here. eh, i don't know. being a k-9 officer requires special training. but i'm the police force's secret weapon. i brought in louie kablooie and jimmy gimme moore.
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and i stopped that soup spy ring thingy. and the dogs that were robbing the butchers. eh... please? please let me be a cop! please let me be a cop! please please please please please! oh, all right. (groans) report to the station tomorrow. we start walking the beat at 9:00 sharp. martha: i can't wait to be a police dog! (television remote clicks) helen: martha! i was watching that! sorry, helen. no time for idle television viewing. i've got to be prepared for my beat tomorrow. tv cop 1: police! freeze! tv cop 2: police! freeze! (helen groans) tv cop 3: police! freeze! (yawning) (helen groans) tv is not going to teach you how to be a police dog. how can you say that? look at what i've learned already. police! freeze! yeah, but none of that stuff ever happens.
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shh! the show's back on! someone's smuggling in pineapples. helen: like that. no one smuggles stuff into wagstaff city. smuggling means you sneak something in that isn't supposed to be there, right? right. so maybe people are smuggling things into wagstaff city all the time. well, i hope not. smuggling food would be really bad. what could ever be bad about food? it could be really bad if a bug was hiding in it. what could an itty bitty bug do? eat all the crops. or the forest. especially if there were a lot of bugs. (gasps) that's awful. (yawning): yeah. but like i said, it'd never happen in wagstaff city. but what if it did? it won't. well, how can you be sure? just think, skits-- there could be smuggled food out there right now. i don't know how i'll ever be able to go to slee... (snores)
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(muttering): police! freeze! (snores) male singer: ♪ who's the dog ♪ who's on the prowl ♪ who sniffs out crime? female singers: ♪ martha! male singer: you got that right. ♪ who's got a nose for trouble? ♪ ♪ and if you're in a jam ♪ she'll get there on the double ♪ female singers: ♪ martha! martha the dog! ♪ martha: woo hoo! male singer: ♪ she's tough on thugs ♪ but still likes hugs from helen ♪ (funk music plays) ♪ she's a real tough cop ♪ at that she's tops ♪ she don't like yellin' ♪ no. female singer: ♪ no she doesn't that's better. male singer: ♪ give that dog a donut tv announcer: in tonight's episode: the smugglers. got any smuggled food in there?
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(scoffs) in wagstaff city? oh, right, silly me. have a good day. the coast is clear! (sawing) let's get cracking. (sawing, buzzing) (loud buzzing) (gasp) i was wrong! people do smuggle things into wagstaff city! oh, no! martha, look! martha: no! (loud thud) what a horrible dream. (both gasp) oops. police! freeze! uh, is there a problem, officer? oh, no problem. except for a little speeding. oh. sorry about that.
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i'm running late for school. (clears throat) all right, all right, i'll slow down. sheesh. i'm afraid that's not going to be enough. i'm going to have to give you a citation. citation? you mean, like a piece of paper that says i broke the law? like a speeding ticket? uh-huh, 'fraid so. uh... grab a notepad and write your citation down, would ya? what do i have to pay as my fine? mmm... five bones. i'm guessing you don't mean five dollars. nope, five tasty biscuit bones. i'll put them on the shopping list. (yawns) what's the matter? up late fighting crime, officer martha? i couldn't sleep. i was worrying about smuggled food. martha... there's no smuggling in wagstaff city.
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but-but what if there was? (giggles) helen, this is serious. the security of our food is at stake. it sure is. (gasps) police! freeze! (surprised whine) step away from the bowl. a policedog's job is never done. smuggling? never happen in wagstaff city. well, how can you be sure? because planes and boats from other countries don't come here. oh. morning. (sniffs) wait a minute. i smell a rat. of course you smell a rat, we're at the dock. it's loaded with rats. no, i mean something doesn't smell right. it smells like a rutabaga. rutabagas? oh, uh, not around here. we don't have any of those.
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(sniffing) that's it! police! freeze! (rat squeals) martha! leave it! officer martha-- heel! whoa! come out with your hands-- i mean paws-- up! martha, there's nothing in there. you're right. it's here. i have to apologize for my partner. it's her first day on the beat. okay, let's go. i'm telling you, something smells fishy! of course it's fishy, you're by the river! the river's full of fish. no, not that kind of fishy. fired?! you can't fire me. i've got no choice. a k-9 cop can't chase rats on the beat.
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it's a matter of security. people could've been hurt. but i wasn't chasing the rat. i was chasing the food the rat was carrying. k-9 officers don't eat on the beat, either. i wasn't going to eat it-- it's a root vegetable after all. it was a rutabaga, it wasn't a sausage. i was going to inspect it. aw, come on. you're not really going to fire me, are you? i can't believe i got fired. how many jobs have i had? firedog, radio host, telemarketer-- i've never been fired from any of them. i bet helen won't pay her speeding ticket when she finds out i'm not a cop anymore. (sighs) bye bye, bones. (sniffing) hey, it's that smell again. (growl) ! the smell from the docks. and it's coming from that truck. follow me, skits. there it is!
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martha (gasping): the captain of the ship! quick! hide! that dog almost blew our cover. yeah, when she said she smelled a rat, i thought for sure she'd nosed out the rutabagas. lucky for us, people think there's no smuggling in wagstaff city. (laughter) martha: those rutabagas could be risky. we've got to warn the police. and the truck was full of risky rutabagas! okay. thanks for the tip. run on home now, martha. no! listen! something smells rotten, i tell you! uh, maybe it's you? oh, uh, that. (laughs sheepishly) i can't help it. i had to take cover in some garbage. there's something wrong with those rutabagas! okay, okay. o'reilly, go check it out or she'll never stop hounding us. i am not a hound.
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but i am part pit bull. o'reilly: not "hound" as in a dog breed; "hound" as in you're bugging us. (gasps) that's it! bugs! they're in the rutabagas! i heard them chewing. well, what do you know? ready, partner? really? i get to say it? police! freeze! (excited laugh) o'reilly: i'm sorry i didn't believe you. ah, that's okay. if those bugs had gotten loose, no telling what damage they could've done. you deserve a medal. a medal would be nice. but i can think of something better. and then officer o'reilly took me to a donut shop. he said it was a reward for protecting the security of our entire food chain.
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(questioning growl) security? it means keeping something safe. like when we bark at strangers to keep the house secure. soup's on. hey! that's a no parking zone, mister. i'm going to have to give you a citation. (jakey starts to cry) no, no, no... (wailing) ! don't do that. jake! please don't cry! for the security of our ears! okay, okay. i'll let you off with a warning this time. (stops crying) i'm such a pushover. which reminds me, i haven't paid for my citation yet. i love being a cop. helen: "curious crystal was in a pickle, all right! "the 3:10 from piscataway would be barreling down the tracks "in a jiff. the girl detective was surely in trouble this time." a detective is someone whose job is to find out things, like clues, to solve a mystery. "she had to give winky the secret danger whistle!"
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"she whistled with all her might. "winky's ears went up. "'bow wow!' he bellowed and leapt out the window. dogs don't go "bow wow." we "woof," we "arf," we "yip," but "bow wow"? i've never heard of it. martha, can we finish the book? go on, i'm loving it. i'm on the edge of my tail. helen: "winky raced to the train tracks, "chewed through the ropes "and freed curious crystal in the nick of time! "they hightailed it to the police station "with the evidence. "in minutes, inspector pinkus had caught carnation kelly "red-handed! "curious crystal and winky had done it! "they had put a stop to the carnation caper! the end." wait, that kelly guy was stealing capes? i thought he was after the diamonds. not a cape, a caper. a caper is a plan to try to steal something or commit a crime. each of these curious crystal books is about a different caper. curious crystal & the emerald crab caper,
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curious crystal & the mysterious cottage caper-- i wish i were a kid who solved mysteries. you'd be great at that. you could be heroic helen. and i'd be sparky, your crime-sniffing sidekick. okay. but first we need a mystery, sparky. let's check the kitchen. the mysteries will taste better. look for anything strange and i'll put it in my notebook. uh-huh, hmmm... (gasps) look at that calendar. tomorrow's date is circled in red. so? it could be the date a crime is going to be committed. by... the red heart gang! that's our calendar. i don't think any criminals use our calendar to plan their crimes. oh, hey, crumbs. let's follow them. martha, there are no mysteries here. and even if there were, you'd be eating the evidence. i'm trying to find out what the criminal stole. i think it's apple cobbler. aha! and the master thief was sitting in my chai... oh.
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(laughs sheepishly) actually it was a peach cobbler. let's go outside before we discover what else the master thief stole. okay. hey, this might be something. someone must have dropped it. "the whistler"? who do you think that is? someone who whistles? (helen gasps) "you've been warned!!" who's been warned? are we being warned? what about? what's going to happen to us? beats me. but heroic helen and sparky are about to find out. we are? hmm, the handwriting is very distinctive. okay, this is our first clue and it's going in the notebook. is this another clue? it's a muddy footprint. helen: weird, there's only the print of the right shoe. it's almost as if whoever made it were... hopping. maybe the whistler is a hopper. whoever made this footprint came from there... ...and is heading that way. let's pursue it, sparky. wait a minute. that footprint... it's huge.
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he could be a monster. can't we pursue the whistler from home? that wouldn't be a pursuit. if you pursue someone, you follow them so you can catch them. okay. but i liked it better when we were pursuing the peach cobbler. martha: the footprints are getting fainter and fainter. helen: the mud must be wearing off the sole. (sighs) we've lost the trail. (clomping) it's him! hide! it's getting closer. td! (screams) you were making the footprint, so you're the whistler! okay, who are you warning and what are you warning them about? huh? he's not the whistler; he's just td. what are you doing with that thing? i got this mop stuck in my dad's boot. i thought walking around might loosen it up. here give me a hand. (both struggling) who's the whistler, anyway? we don't know yet. but we're going to find out. (groans) right after heroic helen changes her clothes.
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helen: there goes our muddy footprint clue. it was a red herring. a red herring? i thought it was a mop in a boot. a red herring is something that throws the detectives off the trail. it seems like a clue, but it's not. how many clues do we have left in the notebook? just one. there's no way we're going to find out who the whistler is from that. something's bound to turn up. (sighs) litter! people should really learn to pick... hey, wait a minute. it's a list of stores. the butcher, grocery store, dry cleaners... they've all been crossed off except for that last one: the flower shop! and that handwriting is very familiar... excuse me, but i believe that's mine. silly me, dropped it when i was getting a yogurt. oh, do you happen to know the way to the flower shop? it's two blocks down and make a left. a talking dog! well, how curious. much obliged. martha! when was the last time you saw someone
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wearing a monocle and a top hat in wagstaff? well, there's that guy on the peanut jar and then there's the card we found... (gasps) he's probably the whistler! let's follow him! he vanished. he was asking where the flower shop was. i bet that's where he's headed. if we hurry we can beat him there. (humming) mom! what are you doing? oh, sorry, but i need them for an order. but you're ruining our stakeout. steak? out? steak out where? a stakeout is when you hide and wait for someone to show up so you can see what they're doing, like if they're up to no good. mom, we need to have a stakeout if we're going to catch a criminal. what criminal? he wears a top hat and a monocle and he's called "the whistler." ooh, he sounds terrifying. actually, we don't know for sure that he's a criminal. but he did want to know where the flower shop was. well, if a man in a top hat and monocle comes by and tries to whistle at me, i'll let you know.
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in the meantime, could you take a break from your stakeout and pick up a chicken? i'm making your father's favorite dish tomorrow-- arroz con pollo. okay. hey, maybe we can have a stakeout at karl's and have real steak with it. here you go, and a little brisket because you're my last customers. thanks, karl. i'll just lock up behind you. since those recent robberies in the neighborhood, you can't be too safe. robberies? what robberies? didn't you hear? the dry cleaner, the grocery store... why, i was robbed last week. and it was right after my birthday, too. talk about a birthday surprise. do the police have any idea who it might be? no, but they're calling him "the gentleman." a witness said that the robber was very well dressed. enjoy the chicken. martha: i was afraid karl was going to say that they were looking for someone called the whistler. but what if the whistler is the gentleman? he was really well dressed, remember? hmm... this is all going in the notebook.
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i just know that guy is up to something. come on. martha: why can't we have the stakeout inside, like we did yesterday? it's easier to run to the police from here. as soon as we see him, you hotfoot it to the station. (gasps) there he is! what if he just wants to buy some flowers? helen: then why isn't he going inside? martha: forget calling him the whistler.... more like professor butterfingers. martha: okay, that did look suspicious. he must have thought that mom saw him. i bet he comes back later. now's our chance. get the police! i'm on my way. i should tell mom that help is coming. "you've been warned. music and lyrics by mack guffin." dad: helen! what are you doing here? mr. guffin hasn't shown up yet, has he? mr. guffin? who's that? i'd show you his card, but i lost it. wait, is this it? oh, you found it. (whispering): come over here. it's an anniversary surprise
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and i don't want your mother to see us. so that's why there was a red heart on the calendar. chief: let me get this straight-- a man in a top hat and a monocle named the whistler is planning to rob the flower shop? right. although he could also be calling himself the gentleman. the gentleman, eh? and why should we take your word for this? because i helped you put away louie kablooie and jimmy gimme moore? and the spy ring thing with those crooks who were breaking into the museum and... seriously, do i really have to go through this every time? she's got a point. all right, we'll check it out. here you go. i hope we didn't mess things up. not at all. in fact, i had no idea i was being followed. you're quite the detective. well, to work. (doorbell rings) can i help you with something? are you mariella lorraine? yes. (police sirens wailing) o'reilly: now just hold it right there! no! don't do it! (whispering): it's a surprise!
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♪ i'm falling for you ♪ there's nothing i can do ♪ even if it means my breaking heart is scorned ♪ ♪ your love i shall pursue ♪ i'll stick to you like glue ♪ darling, you've been warned happy anniversary! (whistling same tune) oh, danny! you remembered! see, it was just a man who delivers singing telegrams. wait a minute, could you tell me what stores have been robbed recently? the butcher shop, the grocery store and the dry cleaners. why? did someone in all those places recently celebrate something, like a birthday? you got me. well, karl at the butcher shop had a birthday. i wonder if he and the other stores all got singing telegrams the day they were robbed.
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i think the whistler is the gentleman! hey, look! he's unlocking the window. (growls) oh, drat. that's how he did it. he must have opened the windows at all the stores while he was delivering singing telegrams so he could break in later. (growls) police! freeze! oh, dang. well, helen, you were right. it was the handwriting that tipped me off. this is the card the whistler gave my dad to tell him what song he was going to sing for mom's anniversary. and this is the list of stores that the criminal robbed. the handwriting matches. great detective work, helen. helen: hey, we actually did it, sparky. we solved the crooning crook caper. bow wow, heroic helen. bow wow. hey, check out this song! (surf rock music playing)
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♪ when someone's chasing you ♪ that means you're being pursued ♪ ♪ be it friend, foe or animal ♪ be it gal or a dude ♪ if you're the one who starts pursuing ♪ ♪ you might run until you're blue ♪ ♪ across the yard or across the city ♪ ♪ or to timbuktu ♪ you're not through yet ♪ through yet ♪ ♪ you must pursue and pursue ♪ pursue and pursue ♪ ♪ until you've caught the thing you're chasing ♪ ♪ caught the thing you're chasing ♪ ♪ hey there, i see you! gotcha! (song ends) catch the words about policing and detection? let's see some of them again. if you pursue someone, you follow them so you can catch them. when you patrol, you go around making sure everything is okay. security? it means keeping something safe. see you next time. i'm off to do some detecting. martha, you've got to stop following the meat delivery man.
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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! ♪
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♪ faced with a catastrophe, we need the living dictionary ♪ ♪ her superior intellect keeps the crime world in check ♪ go, girl! ♪ huggy face is by her side ♪ ♪ vocabulary a mile wide ♪ she'll make sure that crime won't pay ♪ ♪ and throw some mighty words your way ♪ ♪ word up, it's word girl ♪ word up! ♪ from the planet lexicon ♪ watch out, villains ♪ here she comes! ♪ word girl narrator: today's featured words are antsy and obligation. congratulations! you've been invited to becky botsford's birthday party, and this year, the botsfords have planned a party so big and so exciting that i can only describe it by turning on my echo machine and saying it's going to be... [echoing] the greatest party everrrrr!
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botsfords: happy birthday! becky, you'd better buckle up because your mother and i have spent the last 3 months planning this party, and it's going to be... the greatest party ever! aaaaah! this year, your father and i went a little overboard! we've planned one amazing surprise after another! oh, please tell me what they are! i can't wait! mrs. botsford: i know you're antsy, but before we get started, i just need to put the cake in the oven. it should be done baking by the end of the party. aah! [panting] ok, ok. put the cake in the oven! let's go! let's go! let's go! let's go! becky, if you want to jump up and down, don't you think it might be a little more fun if you did it... in this super-sized bouncy castle?! wow! wow. this really is the greatest party ever. it's your special day, becky. enjoy it! i will! i will! i will! man: please! somebody help!
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[squeak] yup, bob, i heard that, too. and as much as i want to jump in this giant bouncy castle, we have an obligation to help the people of the city. [squeak] oh, well, when you have an obligation, it means you've made a promise to do something. since we promised to protect this city, that's our obligation. so come on. let's go take care of our obligation and then come right back and bounce. word up! narrator: meanwhile, at the local sandwich shop... everyone stay back, or i'm going to spray you all with hot deli mustard and the really spicy kind because if any gets on your tongue it will burn so bad you'll have to take a sip of milk. ha ha ha! i am bad! hey. why are you doing this? because i'm supposed to be the sandwich king, and i don't want anyone eating sandwiches that aren't made by me. but these people, they come here to eat my sandwiches. do you understand that, mr. sandwich head? can you please not call me "sandwich head"? i'm sorry, pal but, uh, hey, you realize you got
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to sandwich for a head, right? yes, but i'd prefer to be called a nickname that's a little more-- word girl! word girl? what? no! that makes no sense. no! not you, sandwich head! her! word girl?! that's right, chuck the evil sandwich making guy. now put down the condiment ray and leave these people alone. forget it, word girl. no one tells me what to do... except my mom... and sometimes my brother. you remember my brother brent, don't you? the handsome-- yeah, yeah. can we just do this? i really don't have the time. it's 12:30. i know the time. i just don't have the time. boy, word girl, you seem really antsy. are you in a rush or something? yes, i am. why'd you have to do that? because i have an obligation to protect these people from you. word girl, thank you so much. there's got to be some way i can make it up to you. yes! in fact, i know just the way. keep an eye on chuck until the police arrive to pick him up because right now
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i really have to go. thank you! bye! boy, she did seem antsy, though, didn't she? huggy, now that we've taken care of our obligations, it's bouncy castle time! [squeaking] whoa! wait. what's going on? becky, there you are! have you been in the bouncy castle the whole time? wow. you must've been having so much fun. oh, yeah. tons of fun. um, where is everybody? they're right over there playing with your next surprise. [whinny] this isn't just the greatest party ever. it's the greatest thing that's happened to me! go ride those ponies, becky. i will! i will! sandwich shop man: please! somebody help...again! [squeaking] i know we have an obligation to help them, but we can take one little pony ride. narrator: ahem, ahem. yes? i think bob was making a good point.
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but--but it's ponies. trust me, the last thing i want to do is spoil your pony party, but if there's one thing i know about word girl it's that she won't let anything keep her from helping the people of this city. anything. even pretty, pretty magical pony princesses. you're right. i guess she won't. aww! come on, bob. word up. narrator: back at the sandwich shop... ok. everybody stay back while i untie my friend chuck. thank you. i couldn't wait for somebody to set me free. being tied up was making me antsy. what did she see? wha? oh, i can define the word antsy because antsy means impatient. you feel antsy when there's something you really want to be doing and you just can't wait any longer. and that's why i feel antsy right now! i don't have the time! it's 1:15. it's 1:15. now the police will be here any minute. it's their obligation to take you criminals to jail.
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in the meantime-- tell you what i'll do. i'll keep my eye on these guys. make sure they don't try to escape again. please do! narrator: word girl and captain huggy face race back to the party. what happened to the ponies? why are they sleeping? mr. botsford: well, they're sleeping because they're tired from all the fun they were having with you kids. you kids must've been having sooo much fun. we were so busy in the backyard setting up the biggest birthday surprise of them all. aah! can't keep it inside! we couldn't take all you kids to the amusement park, so... we brought the amusement park to you! wow! this isn't just the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. this is the greatest thing that's ever happened to anybody! enjoy it, becky. i will, i will. sandwich shop man: please! somebody help! for a third time here, huh? i don't believe this! dr. two-brains: don't worry, you two. i'll get you out of here. us food-based villains have to stick together, you know. seriously, can you please stop untying each other?!
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boy, were you right. she really is antsy today. told you. can we please just hurry this up already? i don't have the time. all: it's 2:15. dahhhh! that's it! everyone to jail! huh. where's she going in such a hurry? huggy, for the rest of the day, i'm just going to enjoy my birthday, and i'm not going to let my obligations get in my way. oh, no. it's the energy monster. narrator: maybe he's just out for a stroll in this lovely weather we're having. or not. energy monster, you picked the wrong day to mess with me. the wrong day. [roars] [whistles]
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[ding] giant ferris wheel, here i come! whoa, becky, hold up. those rides aren't working anymore. what? someone must've knocked out the power. i'm sorry, becky. obviously that someone didn't know that today was your birthday. oh. does this mean the party's over? i guess it does, but hey, we sure had a lot of fun, didn't we? i did! this was the greatest party ever! there'll never be a better one than this! never, ever, ever! oh! but it can't end right now! well, it's not over just yet. we still haven't eaten the cake! um, is it supposed to be glowing like that? i don't know. i did use a new recipe. then i'm sure that's the reason. ok, becky. make a wish. wish for something you really, really want.
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[thinking] i'll make a wish. i wish i hadn't missed my birthday party. i wish i didn't have all the obligations of a superhero. i wish i was just becky botsford, a normal little girl. i wish i wasn't word girl. i wish there never was a word girl! [sighs] so what'd you wish for, beck? i can't tell you. i know what i'd wish for-- to meet my favorite hero chuck the awesome sandwich king! thought your favorite hero was word girl. who's word girl? you know, flies around, defeats villains, defines words, you think she's the most awesome person in the world. word girl? uh, never heard of her. yes, becky. who is this "word girl" you're talking about? that sounds like a made up person. with a catchy name like that, you'd think i'd have heard of her... but i haven't. what is going on? what happened to the city?! i don't know what you're talking about, becky. it's another great day here in chuck-topia. chuck-topia?! chuck: i'm not just king of the sandwiches.
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i'm the king of the world! ooh! rah ha hee! oh, no! what have i done? narrator: can't wait to find out what happens next? you won't have to feel antsy for too long. now that we've shown you part one, we have an obligation to show you part two. so don't miss the next exciting episode of "chuck-topia"! kidding. "word girl"! ♪ word girl hello, i'm beau handsome, and this is... "may i have a word"? as usual, the player who correctly defines today's featured word will win a fabulous prize! let's play... "may i have a word"? yes, you may! today's featured word is binoculars. to give you a clue, here are some clips from "word girl" that show the meaning of the word.
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tommy! give it a shot! binoculars are a device used to make things that are far away look bigger like tobey was doing in that last clip. that's correct! tobey's binoculars are very similar to the pair i use when i go bird watching. i'm organizing a trip this weekend. would any of you like to come? imagine sitting motionless in the middle of a field completely silent, waiting to get a quick glimpse of a bird that may or may not show up. uh... i have ballet class. me, too! me, too! don't worry. i'll be sure to arrange another bird watching trip that's convenient for everyone! super. well, anyway, congratulations, tommy! you are today's winner! huggy, show him what he's won! a gift certificate for a bird watching trip with beau handsome! that's it for today's episode. see you next time on... "may i have a word?" ♪ word girl narrator: listen for the words unusual and enchanted.
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what happened to the city?! mr. botsford: i don't know what you're talking about, becky. it's another great day here in chuck-topia. i'm not just king of the sandwiches. i'm the king of the world! ooh! rah ha hee! oh, no! what have i done? narrator: um, we're kind of starting right in the middle of the story here. do you mind if i bring everyone up to speed? sure. go ahead. thank you! becky was frustrated that her obligations as word girl made her miss her own birthday party, so she wished on her birthday cake that word girl never existed, and--poof--the wish came true, and she was just becky botsford, a normal girl. mom, dad, what did you put in that cake?! flour, eggs, butter... and there was that big energy monster power surge that happened while it was in the oven. oh, that's right! that was very unusual. "warning, if electrified, cake may become enchanted." oh. ha ha ha! ha ha ha! good one, gang.
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real funny birthday surprise, getting chuck to pretend he's the king of the city. the whole enchanted cake thing. for a second there i actually believed it! is chuck the awesome sandwich making king still here?! aw, i missed him. joke's over, tj, but nice try. and his name isn't chuck the awesome sandwich making king. everybody knows it's chuck the evil sandwich making guy. right, mom and dad? um... um... what's wrong with you, becky? wait. this really isn't a joke? you know this is chuck-topia, the land of many sandwiches. and chuck is king. come on, bob. we've got to figure out what's going on! [squeak] i got to run. i forgot about my-- sandwich making class? what? um, sure, sandwich making class. later! this is really strange, bob. when i made my wish to not be word girl anymore, i didn't think other things would change, too. that enchanted cake has some strange, magical powers.
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hey! that's where the jewelry store should be! and those statues of chuck aren't normally there. that's very unusual! [squeaks] oh, you don't know what "unusual" means? well, when something is different than it normally is, we say it's unusual. like that store over there. every time we've looked at it before, it's been a jewelry store, right? but suddenly it changed into a sandwich shop. that's unusual! if something is usually one way but then it changes and becomes not usual, we say it's unusual. [alarm blaring] chuck on p.a.: attention, citizens of chuck-topia. it is time for sandwich talk. everyone must use sandwich words starting...now! got it! that hat is so pickle! why, thank you. i bought it salami days ago. what is going on? they're using words the wrong way. i can't stand it! and i just mayonnaise your coat. how much did it cost? it was a bargain at mustard dollars
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and ketchupy-ketchup cents! that's just not right! pickle doesn't mean good, and salami isn't a number! this is wrong! you're all wrong! you can't disobey king chuck's orders. that's the police! now you're in trouble! sheriff butcher is going to take you to jail! ok, this is silly. the butcher isn't a police officer. he's a criminal. you're the criminal, little girl. and you're under arrest. the butcher! see the badge? that's sheriff butcher to you, kid. thank you very mustard for showing up so quickly, sheriff butcher! don't worry, sir. just doing my job. you're under arrest for distributing the peace. don't you mean disturbing the peace? and you're in trouble for correcting people's grammar and choice of words. in chuck-topia, we talk the way king chuck tells us to. now let's go! let's let word girl handle this one. wooooord up! oh, right. so how are we supposed to fight the butcher? sheriff butcher to king chuck!
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i'm bringing in two troublemakers. let's go. oh, we'll never see them again. thank you, sheriff butcher! you're a real pastrami police officer! who dares break the rules of chuck the awesome sandwich making king? excuse me, um, king chuck, but i don't know all of your rules. you see, we're new in town, and-- rule number one-- when it's time to use sandwich words, we use sandwich words. isn't that kind of silly? hey! it's not silly! number two-- all the stores must be
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sandwich stores. but what about the jewelry store and the furniture store? i mean-- hey quit asking all those questions. rule number 3, and this is a big one-- everyone must eat nothing but sandwiches, except for your birthday, when you're allowed to eat cake. how did you ever become the king of the city in the first place? hey! i will indulge her. you see, i started out as a mediocre villain, but there was no superhero to stop me, and i started to get better and better, and i took over. ha ha ha! yeah! i love those superheroes! yeah! [bell ringing] there's the sandwich bell! sandwich time! it's nice to be king. man, it's like this sandwich cast a magical spell on me. cannot look away. i'm so captivated by this sandwich i probably wouldn't have noticed if the girl and her monkey ran away.
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[screech] mmm. mmm. good sandwich. this getaway sure would be easier with superpowers! [groans] well how was i supposed to know the whole world would be different after my wish? [sirens] let's hide in here! [bells jingle] becky! there you are. dad, what are you doing here? i'm eating a sandwich, of course. it's the only thing i ever eat! every day. the same thing. here's your sandwich. just like always. dr. two-brains?! doctor? i used to be a doctor, but that was a long time ago. now i'm the sub-junior assistant manager of chuck's sandwich shop. well, when chuck became the king of chuck-topia,
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he told me i had to hang up my lab coat and work here instead. it's a real drag. if only i had a piece of enchanted birthday cake, i'd wish for things to be different. enchanted birthday cake? well, that's what got me into this mess and made the world all mixed up! you see, today is my birthday, and i was so-- narrator: um, do you mind if we skip to the end? we already went over this. oh, absolutely. go ahead. thanks. one minute later... so if i had known the cake was enchanted, i might not have made the wish in the first place! you keep using the word enchanted. does it have something to do with the flavor of the frosting? no, no, no. no. if something is enchanted, that means it has strong magical powers or is under a spell. enchanted can even describe someone who seems to be under a spell. for example, bob seems enchanted by that sandwich. hey, if you still have that enchanted birthday cake, make another wish on it and get things back to normal.
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we ate all the cake at the party. then i guess we're stuck here after all. [squeak] what's that, bob? you didn't eat your piece? well what are we waiting for? let's go find that enchanted cake and get things back to normal! [sirens] king chuck! i found the girl and the monkey! bring the crusher, and we'll take care of them. uh-oh, dad. we've got company! nobody disobeys king chuck and gets away with it! stop them, butcher!
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aah! aah! whew! whew! pastrami attaaaaack! pastrami on the left! got it! whoa! all right. i'm through fooling around. bratwurst bazooka! there's no way around it! we're stuck! [squeaking] good thinking, bob! try to eat your way through it! hurry, bob! what an unusual day. bob isn't chewing fast enough! now i've got you! is that, cheese?! let the girl go, king chuck! it's her birthday, and she needs to make her wish! hey, butcher! get him with one of your meat attacks! schnitzel shish kebob!
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that cheese is gumming up the works! i'm getting dizzy! dr. two-brains?! hey, there, becky! i thought you worked at the sandwich shop. where'd you get the blimp? this? oh, i build this stuff in my spare time. i hoped someday it would come in handy! good work, captain huggy face! captain huggy face? let's go, dad! going! thanks for the save! you're welcome! come here, king chuck! oh, ho! i'm not finished with you yet! bob, cake! dad, candle! let's do this! whoa. wha? it's unusual, i know! here goes nothing! i wish that word girl exists and that everything would go back to the way it used to be! mom, is chuck the king of the city? oh, becky, that's silly.
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tj! does word girl exist? hello! would i be the fan club president of someone who didn't exist? ah! my wish came true! everything is exactly the way it was! you wished for things to be normal? that's weird! no, it's not. my life isn't perfect, and sometimes it's really frustrating being me, but even with all the bad stuff, i wouldn't want it any other way. aw, that's nice to hear, honey. now let's keep enjoying your birthday party! yes! [boom] really? that timing is very... narrator: unusual? well, actually, since i'm always being interrupted, it's not unusual. it's normal, everyday, commonplace. ready, bob? woooooord up! whoo-hoo! and so we come to the end of a very unusual story about a world without word girl and all because of one very enchanted birthday cake. join us next time in another exciting episode
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of "word girl"! ♪ word girl hello. i'm beau handsome, and this is the bonus round of... "may i have a word?" our returning champion will have a chance to play for even greater prizes on the bonus round! tommy, you correctly defined the word binoculars. ready to play the bonus round? yep. great! take a look at these 3 pictures and tell me which one shows the definition for binoculars. give it a shot, tommy. it's number two. huggy is using his binoculars to spot something important on the ground. correct! huggy is good with binoculars, which will come in handy when he and i are bird watching this weekend. tommy, you're our bonus round winner. show him what he's won!
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an official beau handsome bird watching hat. see you next time on... "may i have a word?" narrator: cheese gone missing? aah! giant robots got you down? no fear! word girl is here! watch "word girl" right here on pbs kids go! word up! uncle larry's superlative warehouse! i'm uncle larry, and i deliver the best prices... the best! the most variety... the most! and the biggest bargains on the furniture you want for you lair! your table sure is cute, but you deserve something better. those other guys, they got cute tables, but uncle larry's are the cutest! the cutest!
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if it's not the best, it's not uncle larry's. narrator: captain huggy face, show us what "mystified" means. that's right! mystified means to be puzzled by a situation. congratulations, huggy! [dance music playing] mystified. announcer: your pbs kids go! friends are ready for anything. ready to fight a little crime? oh, hi! this is a pretty big deal, huh? presto! announcer: and now they're ready for you weekdays on pbs kids go! or anytime you want at pbskidsgo.org. announcer: "word girl" was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from...
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>> 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. want more "word 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. wooooord up!
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hi. it's me coach hooper, and i've got my special whistle, which means it's time to get up and exercise! [elephant trumpets] wow! it's also time to get a new whistle. ok, now. let's get moving because today we're going to exercise like we're at a party. ♪ swing at the piñata ♪ move those arms and swing ♪ what's inside? ♪ you'll see ♪ just swing and do your thing ♪ ♪ now bounce in the moon bounce ♪ ♪ like a ball ♪ up and down ♪ you're bouncing like a pro ♪ ♪ and dance to the music ♪ get grooving, get moving ♪ ♪ this party has just begun ♪ ♪ whoo-hoo! awesome job!
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and if you want to try out more exercises with me, just visit pbskids.org any time you want. see you soon! (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)
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funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: ♪ you never do know what's around the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ if you ask yourself, "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal
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(george laughs) narrator: there was only one day that george liked as much as his birthday: sauce day. ah! magnifico! sauce day was the first monday of fall, when the chef created a brand-new pisghetti sauce. see, i call this a "molto jolto." (chuckles) ah, because it, uh, has a nice kick to it. (inhales deeply) (sneezes) salute, george. i must find netti. but you go ahead and eat. oh, and if it needs a little more salt, just throw it in. george took a big whiff of molto jolto. it smelled like... nothing. (groans) it didn't taste like anything, either. maybe the sauce needed a little salt, like the chef said.
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(hums happily) (chatters "no") it needed a whole load of salt. but finally the sauce was perfect. behold, mi amore! my best creation so far. happy sauce day! (chuckles) ugh! what's in here? huh? a little anchovy, a little lemon... (slurps, gags) (gasps) molto revolto! what's happened? (chattering) (sneezes) (continues sneezing) (groans) i think you have a cold, giorgio. (honking) no wonder you could not taste the perfection of my sauce. i'll take you home.
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you should be in bed. (moans) (gnocchi mews) (george groans) fever, stuffy nose, clammy paws... you're definitely fighting a germ, george. huh? a germ is-- uh, hold on. i think there's a picture in this book. here you go. see that blob? (chatters "yeah") that's a germ. oh. some germs are good for you, but bad germs can make you sick. (chatters curiously) well, that's your body: your nose, mouth, stomach. (chatters "what's that?") those are your lungs. oh! when you sneeze... (sneezes) ...or cough, that's your lungs squeezing together and trying to force out the bad germs. oh! (chuckles) enough biology. time for you to rest.
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(snuffling) george didn't want to rest. he wanted to get rid of his bad germ. if only he knew how. (moans) (whimpering) (snoring) george saw a face. a face he had seen before. (laughing) in the mirror. (snoring) it was him. (chatters happily) (wind blowing, george laughing) ooh! ahh! george's mouth was amazing. it was like a giant cave. (meows curiously) (shout echoes into distance) a cave with an echo.
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a squishy floor, which was actually his tongue. huh? (meows) and best of all,a spaceship. ooh! ah! george could find that bad germ and get rid of it. (jabbering happily) just as soon as he figured out how to work that spaceship. (meows) (spaceship whirs) aha! (george hooting) (george screams, gnocchi mews) ah! (mews) george was amazed. he didn't know gnocchi could drive. (mews) (chatters curiously, levers clank) meow? meow? george knew they were somewhere above his mouth,but where? meow? (purring) fortunately, gnocchi
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had discovered a helpful sign. they were in george's nose. aha! (electric guitar echoing from distance) (chatters "what's that?") and they weren't alone. you better look out, 'cause tootz is in town. ♪ i'm in your nose ♪ achoo, he's in your nose ♪ ♪ i'm in your nose ♪ oh, yeah, he's in your nose ♪ ♪ i'll make you sniff and i'll make you sneeze ♪ ♪ you won't be smelling that smelly cheese ♪ ♪ down to your belly ♪ down, down! ♪ ♪ i'll mosey on down to your belly ♪ ♪ look out, he's in your belly ♪ ♪ so don't eat a thing, that's my suggestion ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be giving you indigestion ♪ (tootz laughs) sing it, germettes! ♪ go, tootz, go oh, i like the sound of that. do it again! ♪ go, tootz, go (laughing heartily) i love this place! whoo! ♪ bad-dap, bop-dah-bop, wow! ♪ ♪ gonna head to your lungs ♪ ♪ hey, tootz, where you going? ♪ ♪ to the lungs ♪ oh, yeah, he's in your lungs ♪ ♪ well, i'll be making you wheeze and cough ♪
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♪ you better take the whole week off ♪ ♪ and if you're wondering who to blame ♪ ♪ don't forget tootz's the name ♪ ♪ 'cause we'll be making you sweat and squirm ♪ ♪ 'cause that's our job ♪ 'cause we're germs yeah! whoo! ha-ha-ha! ♪ 'cause we're germs. (chattering angrily) that was the germ that was making george sick. (chatters loudly) well, hey! you're a strange-looking germ. tootz is my name. these here singers are the germettes. (chatters "hi") george explained that he was the owner of this body and tootz and the germettes would have to go. go? why should we go? we like it here. (sniffling, jabbering) (coughing) i'm making you feel sick? oh, well, in that case, i'll be on my way. i'll-i'll just, uh, get my stuff. (laughs): ah-ha! ha-ha! fooled you!
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i'm never leaving! (gasps) hey! (chatters "no") but you are. whoa. tootz: gotta run! (tootz chuckling) (wind blowing) (george and gnocchi screaming) (moaning, sniffling) (george screams) george knew he wouldn't feel better until he got rid of tootz. but where did he go? (beeping) (chatters "over here!") the lungs? (mews) george and gnocchi agreed to try his lungs first. (excited chattering, hooting) it looked kind of wet.
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was this the lungs? or was it the stomach? maybe they made a wrong turn somewhere. tootz: ♪ mosey on down to your belly ♪ ♪ look out, he's in your belly ♪ hey! ♪ so don't eat a thing that's my suggestion... ♪ (gasps) gotta run. (tootz laughing) (chatters "oh, no!") (tootz laughing) george: oh...! aha! now this looked more like a lung. when the walls moved out, air came in. when the walls moved in, air rushed out. george was watching himself breathe. ♪ oh, baby huh? ♪ i'm in your lungs ♪ ooh, yeah, he's in your lungs ♪ ♪ ooh, yeah, in your lungs ♪ ♪ that tootz, he's in your lungs... ♪ this was george's chance. so where should we go next?
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uh, the throat? hey! maybe the ears. george: aha. tootz: hey, what are you doing? (george hooting) hey, hey... (george laughs, hoots) (tootz screaming) no! i don't want to go! (yelling) george couldn't believe how hard it was to get rid of one measly germ. hmm. (george yelling, hooting) hah! (jabbering excitedly) (meows) hey, hey, hey, what are you doing? let me go! george didn't have a feather, but he did have 20 fingers. no! hey, cut it out! this whole place could blow! (sniffling) (rumbling) (mews)
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(yelling) (laughing) george and gnocchi had done it. tootz was gone. (hooting happily) (yawns) (door opens) you're awake. how do you feel? (sniffs) george felt great. he could even smell again. (congested): you seem much better. (coughs) i wish i could say the same. ah... ah... (sneezes) (chatters "bless you") thank you, george. (distant): ♪ you better look out 'cause tootz is in town... ♪ that song was very familiar. where was it coming from? ♪ i'm in your nose ♪ oh yeah, he's in your nose ♪ ♪ i'll make you sniffle and i'll make you sneeze ♪ ♪ you won't be smelling that smelly cheese ♪ ♪ down to your belly ♪ down, down, down ♪ ♪ mosey on down to your belly ♪ ♪ look out, he's in your belly ♪ ♪ so don't eat a thing, that's my suggestion ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be giving you indigestion. ♪ (guffawing)
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boy: george is a monkey and sometimes he does things that you can't do. girl: he dreamed he was inside his own body. boy: today we are visiting dr. taylor, a radiologist at children's hospital boston. girl: he's a doctor that helps other doctors look inside the body. can you see the lungs here? all: yeah. yeah. boy: we looked at x-rays. x-ray uses invisible light to make pictures. now we're going to use mri to see the heart beating. it pumps in blood. taylor: that's right. boy: they can't see it from the outside because the skin is covering it up. it's not see-through. this is an ultrasound machine. boy: ultrasound uses sound waves to make pictures. taylor: that's your heart. look at that! boy: whoa! cool! isn't that cool? cool! girl: if people are sick, you need to find out why they're sick. so you need to look inside the body and see what's really happening.
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narrator: lake wannasink lake is a very popular place in the summer. ah! (hooting) wait for me. and on a really hot day, george's little legs couldn't get him to the end of the dock fast enough. whoa-ho, there. ya-hoo! we have a saying on the dock, son: "look before you leap." huh? hey, what happened to all the water? well, the dry spell's lowered the lake quite a bit, don't you know. not a good time to dive off the dock. but a great time to waterproof it. (whistles) that sounds like a big job. do you want a hand? well, if you're offering, i'm sure not saying no. (laughing) (george hooting) huh... if the water was gone...
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(chattering) ...where were the fish? uh, i don't know where they are. (excited chattering) oh, yeah. mr. yellow pants, we have to go find the fish. (grunting) okeydoke. be a good little monkey-- and girl. uh-huh. (george laughing) ah! (jabbering happily) we found them. hiya, fish. huh? what's he doing here? look at that, george. he's so lonely. we have to save him. oh, you're right. we should move him to the big lake,
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so he can be with his family. (chatters "yeah!") (horn honking) honey, sally just cracked a tooth and i have to take her to the vet. you want to come? sorry, i'm in the middle of rescuing a fish. (pig squealing) ah, well, i don't think sally can wait. all right. well, i'll come back as soon as i can. bye. (chatters "bye!") aw...! for some reason, the lonely little fish didn't want to be rescued by a monkey. (whimpers) smooth strokes, you see. nice and thick, so's the water can't get in. looks simple enough. good. fill your bucket and you can start over there.
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where's... where's my bucket? you forgot where you put it already? i, um... hmm, that's odd. (chatters encouragement) huh? (hooting, chattering) (yells) this fish wanted nothing to do with monkeys or buckets. (coughs) if only there wasn't so much dirt, the fish could swim to the big lake all by himself. huh... aha! (excited chattering, hooting) (grunting) all done.
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excellent. hand me the shovel and i'll dig out this 'n'. oh, boy. oh, don't tell me you lost the shovel... it couldn't have walked away. well, that's for sure. oh, it wouldn't be long now. as soon as the path was finished, the fish could swim back home. (satisfied grunt) (gasps) ooh! aah! (chattering frantically) (george hooting) whew! he did it. no more fish could get swept through... ooh! ...if george was willing to sit there for the rest of his life. (chattering "uh-uh!")
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george needed something to stop that water, fast. still got your bucket? yep. brush, too? right here. good for you. (chatters, yells) (grunts) yay! (chatters curiously) (chatters "one, two, three...") (chatters "four, five six!") hey, george, whatcha doing? looks to me like you're digging a canal. (chatters "what's that?") a canal connects two bodies of water. oh. the water level is higher on this side, so you're gonna want a lock. huh? a lock keeps all the water from flowing from one side to the other. here's how it works: see, a lock has watertight gates on each end.
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this is the big lake and this is the small pond. you pull up the gate on one end, and the water in the middle goes to that level. oh. at least one gate is always closed, so the water in the middle stays where you want it. (chatters) huh? just follow the diagram. i'd stay and help, but i've got a bunny emergency. when they run out of lettuce, it's not pretty. see ya! (chatters sadly) all george wanted to do was move one little fish. well, now six. george looked at bill's diagram. now, bill said gates were the key to moving something from one water level to another. without gates, the water comes in too fast. one gate blocked the water, but it also blocked the fish. but with a second gate behind the fish, the water stayed still and the fish swam home. (gasps) aha!
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both: ♪ swab the deck and lay it on thick ♪ ♪ way-o, me hearties, way-o ♪ tonight you'll get a cinnamon stick ♪ ♪ way-o, me hearties, way-o. now george just had to get the fish into his canal. (chattering excitedly) no matter how exciting he made it look, the fish wouldn't go. if only he had some sort of fish treat to lure them in. hmm... hmm-hmm-hmm... ♪ it's been a year since we took to the sea ♪ ♪ way-o, me hearties, way-o... maybe fish liked cheese sandwiches as much as little monkeys. (chuckling) aha! hey! aha!
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aha! well, job well done, i must say. let's get in the canoe and see how it looks from the lake. great. oh! well, you, uh, already ate your lunch, huh? no, i-i... when did i eat my lunch? heave... ...ho! say, did you take the paddles? huh... i always leave 'em on the seat. i... i don't know. listen, something very peculiar is going on around here. you're telling me. believe me, i am normally a very organized and unforgetful man. (george hoots and laughs) oh, i should've known. looks like i'm the forgetful one.
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i forgot how much mischief a monkey can make. (man laughs) (both grunting) (george chattering gleefully) well, what have we here? it looks like a fish canal. uh-huh. you are some smart monkey. (laughs) (horn beeps) i'm back! and we saved sally's tooth! did you save the fish? uh-huh. george had saved five fish. wow, that's great, george. wait. the lonely fish is still there.
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(chatters) (chatters "over here!") you know, i think we should just chase him. (grunts) hey! (both laughing) aha! (grunts) (chatters "all right!") we did it! the fish found his family. nice job, everyone. well, we've accomplished quite a bit today: a fish rescue and a dock repair. only one thing left to do... go swimming! last one in is a rotten fish egg!
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(all laughing) girl: george is a monkey. he learned how to control the flow of water to save the fish. curious george tried to build locks. we made canals. it's a pathway for water that you can make. we made a plan of our canals first. girl: i think that it looks pretty good. turn on the water. boy: we try to control where the water goes. girl: we're using ping-pong balls as our boats. instead of going across, it went over here. i think she should take the brick and place it right there. yes, it did it! it's making it. this is my ping-pong ball, and i'm trying to get it to go this way at the split. at the split, my ping-pong ball went the right way. if your hands get dirty, you know that you're having fun.
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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. 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, who know kids should act their age, especially when they're having
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fun. pbs kids, where a kid can be a kid. funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: curious george loves math and numbers. let's learn about the number two. another way to say two of something is to say, "a pair." for example, the man with the yellow hat has two eyes, or a pair of eyes. he also has a pair of hands. can you find something else that's in a pair? shoes! right! he's wearing a pair of shoes. you can play more games like this at pbskids.org. up next, let's watch "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that." who likes hide and seek? yay! 1, 2, 3 --
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we'll help him hide, now you can help me. 4, 5, 6 -- the two of us are full of tricks. 7, 8, 9 -- now clifford can hide me and i'll be just fine. 10! sure is fun to play as a team. now let's surprise her -- everyone scream! hi! ha ha ha ha!
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♪ what are the primary colors? ♪ ♪ red, yellow, blue ♪ mix them up, you'll have a ball ♪ ♪ create a color that's new ♪ ♪ mix blue and red ♪ you get purple ♪ purple ♪ mix red and yellow, you get orange ♪ ♪ orange ♪ yellow and blue make green ♪ ♪ green ♪ you're making the secondary colors ♪ ♪ come on now, scream ♪ whoo! ♪ purple, orange, green oh, my! ♪ what are the primary colors? ♪ ♪ red, yellow, blue ♪ mix them up, you'll have a ball ♪ ♪ create a color that's new ♪
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♪ come on, everybody let's mix it up ♪ ♪ yeah! ha ha ha! 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
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♪ it's the cat in the hat! ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that. ♪ ♪ wherever you're going where ever you're at ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat knows a lot about ... ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about, he knows a lot about, ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about ....that! ♪ (laughter) ♪ yes! a snow day! ya-hoo! (giggles) what do you want to do first, sally? let's make snow angels, nick! wahooo! yahoo! (giggles) hey... who made that one? huh? not me! but it reminds me of someone... i made it myself.
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it's the cat! the cat in the hat! don't you just love snow! what are we gonna play next? let's go... sledding! i love sledding! the wind in my ears, the snow in my fur... let's do it! where's the sled? i don't know. it was here last night. it must be buried in the snow! oh! your sled could be anywhere. oh no. i wish my friend magnus the reindeer were here. you know a reindeer? like santa claus has? precisely! he's great at finding things under the snow in the jingly bell forest. would he know how to find our sled? abso-tively, posi-lutely! then let's go see him! of course. your mother will not mind at all if you do! hurray! (giggles) mom! we lost our sled in the snow.
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can we go ask a reindeer in the jingly bell forest for help? a reindeer in jingly bell forest? (laugh) sure, why not? you should ask him to give you a sleigh ride too! thanks, mom! (chuckles) ahhhh. we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know, i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ the jingly bell forest is a great place to look for a christmas tree. i want a really special one this year. buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! (giggles) [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahooooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪
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♪ we're off to the forest of jingly bell, ♪ ♪ to meet a reindeer who can find things so well. ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go! ♪ here we are... the jingly bell forest! hey magnus! well, bust my antlers! it's the cat in the hat! and a few friends. magnus, i'd like you to meet nick and sally - hi! hello! - and fish. hmmm, uh, too tall... hoh, too green... sorry, fish is busy trying to spot the perfect christmas tree. [laughs] pleased to meet you all. magnus, what were you doing with your head in the snow? looking for food! i'm sure i saw some reindeer moss around here in the summertime...
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what's reindeer moss? it's a lichen... mmmmm! (slurp) mmmm! delicious! nobody likes a lichen like a reindeer likes a lichen. what's a lichen? it's food for a reindeer on the sides of rocks and trees. but it's hard to see when snow's up to your knees! i get hungry just thinking about yummy reindeer moss. ♪ finding moss under the snow is tricky, but magnus knows how... come on! (giggles) can you show us, magnus? it might help us find our sled back home. i'd be glad to! okay, when i look for food, the first thing i do is dig with my hooves. like this - try it! (giggles) my! you have very small hooves. we don't have hooves - we have feet! and they are a lot smaller than yours. ooh! i know what we need!
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giant santa slippers! great idea! that should do it! let's dig! (giggles) yikes! hey! blah! i love it! nice digging! you're fast learners. but we didn't find any reindeer moss. digging doesn't always work. so let's try some...shoveling! yeah! yeah! it's a little chilly, but it works. try it with the front part of your antlers. but we don't have antlers. see? hmmm, huh, well, what do you know! no antlers! i wonder what else we could use? how about that tree branch? uh... it's too thin. oh there's a big, thick tree branch over there! that's not a branch!
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it's another reindeer! rolf! what brings you here? what else? lunch! (slurp) you found my moss! i knew it was around here somewhere. make room, rolf - i'm starvin'! i don't remember inviting you to lunch. hey, you know the reindeer rules. any moss in my backyard is my moss. no, it's all mine. aw, rolf. can't we just share? uhhhh.... no! i'm not in the mood for reindeer games. well, i am! come on, magnus, i haven't had a good antler-pushing match in weeks. 'antler pushing?' sometimes we use our antlers in a pushing contest. it's how we decide who's in charge - - and who gets the best moss. oh, i get it...so it's like a reindeer sport! and i'm the champ! we'll see about that. stand back, sports fans. you're about to see some antler action! cool! ♪
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okay, fellas - on my signal! ready? set? [whistle] (grunts, strains) wow! it's like playing tug-of-war... but backwards!" ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go, go! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus go! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go, go! ♪ ♪ go magnus, go magnus! ♪ ♪ go magnus go! ♪ [grunts, struggling sounds] well! i believe i just won. hurray! good job, magnus. okay, okay. you win. back up! (laughs) whoa! let me go! i'm trying! (strains and struggles) uh oh...
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but i think your antlers are tangled up. to get them unstuck we need the right move. ah! thing one and thing two can teach them to groove. [whistles] hello! weee! ♪ ta-da! what are we supposed to do? do what the things do! wiggle and waggle 'till you jiggle apart! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ ♪ left foot, right foot... ♪ ♪ wiggle-wiggle, nod-nod! ♪ hey! it worked! nice work, things! (gasp) look what's in our hoofprints! more moss!
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there's plenty for both of us. (munching) i'm glad magnus found some food. me too. but i'm ready to go home and find our sled - reindeer style! (giggles) to the thingamajigger! [giggles] anyone remember where we parked? uh-oh. we must have buried the thingamajigger when we were digging with our feet! that's okay. we know what to do! let's dig! [laughing] (digging efforts) hey look! antlers! but they're not attached to anybody. so that's where i left last year's antlers! ah, that was a nice rack. we grow a new pair every year, you know. they're so cool! and great for digging! ♪ hey. look! i found the thingamajigger!
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i'm ff freezing-over here! but it's going to take a lot of digging to get it out of the snow. maybe not! (straining) (cheering them on) woo-hoo! you did it! you guys are better than rudolph! faster too! (laughs) wahoo! [cheering] that was awesome! all these trees, and i couldn't choose one. thank you, magnus. thanks, rolf! and thanks for the antlers! you're welcome. i hope they come in handy! they will! they will! (digging efforts) well, what do you know. those antlers are handy! they help to find food in the snow and that's dandy. huh? (gasp) nick, i found our sled! nice going!
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we can go sledding! if you don't need these, i have an idea! (laugh) ♪ oh, cat - it's the perfect tree! that's another thing you can do with antlers. it is pretty special, isn't it? (laughs) 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! 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!
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♪ sally passes the ball--- and nick kicks it into the net-- goaaaaaaalllllllll---- ----llllll... uh ohh. not again! it's okay, we just need to fix that hole in the net. but how? we've tied it back together a million times and it just keeps coming apart! i guess fixing a net is harder than it looks. i'll get the ball. ♪ i believe this is yours! it's the cat!
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the cat in the hat! what game are we playing? hat-ball? no. we're trying to play soccer... but there's a hole in our goal! so there is. this will not do! can you fix it, cat? (laughing) of course, i can... (fixing effort sounds) move this over here and... ahhh! or maybe not... but there is someone who can help you. mabel the spider lives by the wet winding creek and she knows all about making webs. which are sort of like nets! only stickier. (escaping from net effort) let's go and see mabel! yeah, let's.. unngh...ahh! ouch! (laughs) your mother will not mind at all if you do! (giggles) mom! can sally and i go visit mabel the spider .. um .. who lives by the wet winding creek? mabel the spider? (laughs) sure!
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...oh ask her if she ever sat down beside little miss muffet. uh...okay. 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] ♪ 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 meet mabel, get ready, get set! ♪ ♪ she'll help us to fix up our torn soccer net! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go!
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♪ there's wet winding creek! hmmmm! now where's mabel hiding? we're very big and spiders can be very small... my you're clever! we'll never find mabel unless we get smaller. press the shrinkamadoodle! [laughs] ♪ i still don't see mabel. oh, she'll be hanging around somewhere. whoa! whoa! wow! whoa! we're stuck in a huge net! it's not a net, it's a web! (gasp) mabel's web! let's see if she's home! oh, mabel. hel-looooo! she must be asleep. (gasp) oh, i know! we'll bounce! how is bouncing going to wake mabel? you'll see. everyone bounce together.
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it'll be fun! (laughs) not for me! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ ♪ do the spider web bounce! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ i'm losing water here! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ ♪ do the spider web bounce! ♪ bounce! bounce! bounce! ♪ huh? ooh! all that bouncing must be a bug! i've caught a bug in my web! yummy yummy yummy--- we did it! hi mabel! oooh! cat in the hat! i thought you were a bug. i don't get it. how did our bouncing wake you up? well, as soon as anything gets stuck in my web i feel it's there because the web moves. then i come and eat it ...yummy-yummy-yummy! we're definitely not your lunch, we just came to ask for some help! mabel, these are my friends nick and sally and fish. hello! hiya. hi! nice to meet nick, and sally, and fish.
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we need your help, mabel. can you show us how to make a web? well sure. and you came at a good time. i was just about to spin a new one. why, this one here looks nice and webby to me. it's a good web, but it's in the wrong spot. i haven't caught anything in it all day... oh.. except you. oh can we help you make the new one? you bet. follow me! whoa! er mabel.... we'd love to join you, but we're a little stuck here! this part of your web is extra sticky. stuff that sticks in my web stays stuck! then how do we get out? i have an idea! hung up in a web, don't know what to do? don't fret! we'll get help - from thing one and thing two! (whistles) hello! ♪
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whoah! yeowwww! ♪ [laughing] wahoo! ♪ are you sad to leave your old home behind, mabel? i won't leave it all. (chewing) i'll eat some of it! that way my body can use stuff from this web to make a new one! (laughs) and we'll help you. you can't eat a spider's web, cat! no, but i can twirl it like spaghetti and feed it to mabel! careful - no hands! remember: it's stickier than a stick stuck in sticky stuff! ♪ (chewing)
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(sucking noise) all done! [burps] oh, excuse me! can we start building a new web now? just as soon as we find the right spot! let's keep our eyes open. in my case i've got eight to look with! eight eyes and eight legs? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8! yup - eight's my lucky number! do you look through all of them? mostly through these two big ones, see? the others are just kind of helpers. what sort of place are we looking for? somewhere with plenty of flavoursome flies and mouth-watering mosquitos... yummy, yummy, yummy. oooo! i see some flies there! (gasp) across the creek! a perfect spot for a web! how are we going to get over there? we build a bridge, of course! time to shoot some silk!
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spider string! cool! now i need a little help from the breeze to blow it across. allow me! (breathing and blowing effort) go string go! go string go! ♪ that should do it! that's the spider way to build a bridge. want a lift across? is it strong enough? sure it is! hop on! [laughing] whoa! weee! yeehaw! weee! yahoo! that was great. thank you, mabel. you're welcome. what about cat? i've always wanted to join the circus! [laughing] [humming] [screams] oh come on cat! ya ya ya! go go go! oh go yeeeah.
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agh! why, i thank you! now - let's build that new web! this could get sticky lucky i brought these! non-stick gloves! and the words to a song! ♪ ♪ to start a web, y'all lend a hand. ♪ ♪ you need to have a sticky strand! ♪ ♪ ♪ stretch that strand from stick to stick. ♪ ♪ - it'll attach - just give it a flick! ♪ catch, sally. i'll stick it to a stick! ♪ now once the strand is nice and taut, ♪ ♪ you grab another and go for a walk! ♪ ♪ ♪ don't make it tight, just make a loop ♪ ♪ you want it to hang, you want it to droop! ♪ ♪ ♪ now go to the middle, give it a try! ♪ ♪ and drop on down - you've made a y! ♪ one "y" coming up!
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♪ ♪ keep on going, and listen to me, ♪ ♪ you go back up, and make a v! ♪ here's that v! ♪ ♪ find the middle and build your rays. ♪ ♪ they make sure the next part stays! ♪ let's make rays! this is fun! weee! ♪ spin your partners, round and round. ♪ ♪ look at that! your web is wound! ♪ hooraayy! not bad for a first try! spider webs are so cooool! and now that we know how to make a web, we can fix our soccer net! we've learned about webs from our spider friend mabel, they're strong and their sticky and remarkably stable! [laughs] thanks for showing us how to make a web. you're most welcome! oooh! i hear buzzing... yummy, yummy, yummy. time for lunch! and, time to fix our net! thanks mabel! bye. bye-bye!
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♪ there! that should stay fixed! just like mabel showed us. ready or not here i come! uh-oh. [laughing] goaaalllllllllll! (laughs) next time, maybe make it a little less sticky. (laughs) froggy? welcome to hat chat! we are here in the forest looking for our guest. froggy? oh, i found him! no, i see him over here! great! two frogs are even better than one! ahem! i am a toad! i'm a frog! but you look the same. look closer. frogs prefer to live in or around water so they are smooth and moist. yes and toads prefer living on land so they have warts to blend into the forest floor. look, us frogs don't have warts.
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you are different! yes! and toads legs are a little shorter than a frogs. but we both love to jump! do you want to jump with us? yeah! yeah! that ends our interview with a frog... ...and a toad! bye! bye! 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.
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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. 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"
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weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at pbskids.org. viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. the cat in the hat knows a lot about nature. do you? rainbows are a very special thing found in nature, and the colors of the rainbow always line up in the very same way-- red, orange, yellow. what's next? green! green. blue, indigo, violet. i love rainbows. you can learn more about nature with the cat in the hat at pbskids.org. and now calling all super readers! "super why!" is next. oh, cool! pirates! ...whose captain was the toughest pirate of all.
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the captain was having the ship cleaned while looking for treasure hidden in a remote island. swab the deck matey, or you will walk the plank. [laughing] what's so funny?

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