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funding for arthur is provided by: ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. and by contributions to your pbs station from: ♪ every day when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ everybody that you meet has an original point of view ♪ (laughing) ♪ and i say hey ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ ♪ you've got to listen to your heart, listen to the beat ♪ ♪ listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street ♪
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♪ open up your eyes, open up your ears ♪ ♪ get together and make things better ♪ ♪ by working together ♪ ♪ it's a simple message and it comes from the heart ♪ ♪ believe in yourself for that's the place to start ♪ ♪ and i say hey ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ hey! hey, dw! hey! whoa... when dw really really wants something there's no telling what she'll do to get it. dw: ♪ la la-la, la-la! ♪ i'm going to grandma's house to bring her this lovely leftover meatloaf. oh, look! here i am already. that was quick. hiya, grandma. my, what big ears you have!
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(in gruff voice): the better to hear you with, my dear. and what big eyes you have! with big glasses in front of them. the better to see you with, my dear. dw: and what big teeth you have, too! the better to eat you with, my dear! (chuckling evilly) (yelling) someone save me! someone like a woodsman. i said, "a woodsman"! arthur, that's your cue. (bored): hi, i'm the woodsman. what seems to be the problem? that's it? put some life into it. and why are you holding a racket? you don't play tennis; you chop down trees. i'm not going to use a real axe. why didn't you make a fake one? you don't want me to get this part, do you? (pretending to cry) huh? what? no, i never said... all i ever wanted is to play little
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red riding hood in the preschool play, and you want me to fail? (sobbing) my own brother. no, i don't, i just... then you will make a fake axe and we will practice this scene until we get it right. okay, okay. see what i mean? timmy, you'll be playing the big bad wolf. congratulations, timmy. i look forward to working with you. tommy, you'll be playing grandma. be a dear and bring me a cupcake. and little red riding hood will be emily. thank you, thank you. now if we all work together, this is going to be one of the best plays... uh, dw, you're not red riding hood. i'm not? no. emily is. you're tree number 2. tree number 2?
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i'm not even tree number 1? amanda is playing tree number 1. (clapping) but... it's a very important role, dw. you create the mysterious mood as little red riding hood goes through the dark forest. (sighs) now please sit back down. i'm little red riding hood? i can't believe it! neither can i. grandma: sweetie? did you hear me? grandma asked if you had any eights. no, i don't have any eights. you know what else i don't have? the role of little red riding hood in the school play. playing a tree isn't so bad. i think it could be kind of fun. fun? does this look like fun to you? it's so unfair. i've practiced for hours and hours. i've wanted to play this part since i was three-and-a-half. perhaps you could be emily's understudy.
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what's that? it's the actor who knows all the star's lines and steps in if they get sick or can't make it. so i still have a chance? well, it's not very likely, but... you guys win. i have to go. but what are the chances that emily will get sick? you never know. she looked pretty sweaty after freeze tag yesterday. you're right. who am i trying to kid? she's as healthy as a horse. maybe there's another reason she wouldn't be able to come to school. what if we built a moat around emily's house? (ladder rattling) okay, fill 'er up! (gasps) oh, no! it's time for the play and there's a giant moat filled with alligators surrounding my house. don't worry, emily. i'll play little red riding hood for... (gasps) (splash)
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dw: wait a minute. i'm trapped, too! help! help! nah. too many things that could go wrong. and where would we get the alligators? what if there was something else that emily wanted to do that was at the same time as the play? that could work! prepare to be eaten, grandma! oh, yeah? bring it on, wolf-burger! (grunting) boys boys, settle down! emily! guess what's coming to crown city on friday. catarctica! (gasps) catarctica! the tap-dancing kittens on ice? i've been dying to see that! i know. and it's this friday afternoon. oh. but that's when the play is. don't worry. i'll take your part. you go and have fun. actually i think i'd rather do the play.
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oh! what a dark and spooky forest this is! (imitating wind whooshing) emily, it's kittens who tap-dance! on ice! dw, you don't have a line here. just blow like the wind is rustling your leaves, okay? whoosh. whoosh. dw: she didn't want to go to catarctica. she didn't want a pony ride. she didn't even want to go to paris. you offered her a trip to paris? i didn't say it was paris, france. there's a bakery called paris at the mall. if there's nothing she wants maybe there's something she doesn't want. dw: emily! (speaking gibberish) (giggles)
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why are you wearing that mask? actually, i made it for you. in case you mess up on your lines. huh? well, if you mess up your lines in front of everyone it could be really, really embarrassing and you might want to hide. so... just in case. whoosh! i'm on my way to grandma's house... i'm on my way to grandma's house because... whoosh, whoosh! because she's sick and... because she's sick and... ms. morgan, dw keeps repeating everything i say. what? i'm just practicing. what if emily gets sick? she'll need an understudy. (clapping) (whimpers)
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dw: but everyone knows i'd be a great red riding hood! you said so yourself. i know and it's true. but it's emily's turn right now. imagine if you had gotten something that emily really wanted, but emily didn't let you enjoy it. would that be fair? no. i guess i have been kind of mean. it's not her fault she got the lead. i'll apologize to her first thing tomorrow morning. i have an announcement, boys and girls. emily has lost her voice. (everyone gasps) she didn't lose it. you stole it, didn't you? no, i didn't! i swear! ms. morgan: emily has a sore throat, timmy. she'll come in for the play if she feels well enough. but she can't play red riding hood. well dw, i guess this means you get to play little red riding hood after all. let's start rehearsing. (sighs)
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(owl hooting) it's so dark here. i hope i'm going the right way. (echoing): don't mess up... huh? what was that?! hi, dw. oh! emily! you scared me. actually, you're still kind of scaring me. what's with the ears? these? they're just so i'll hear your lines better. you're going to be such a good red riding hood. go on. they're waiting for you. (door thuds close) say something! well? come on, already! how embarrassing! (barking) i... i can't remember my first line! psst! look in the basket!
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(gasps) (gasps) my, grandma, what big... ears, ears! first eyes, then ears, then... no, wait, that's wrong! good luck. (emily and amanda imitating wind sounds) hi. i'm little red winifred. oh, my. look at this forest. it's so... so... dark! dark and spikey. (roaring) hello, grandma. i'm on my way to wolf's house. no, i mean... (screams) (everyone gasps) we're experiencing technical difficulties. please be patient. is it over?
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(with scratchy voice): no. but i'll help you. come on, just say what i tell you. (whispering): once upon a time there was a girl named little red riding hood. once upon a time there was a girl named little red riding hood. (whispering): and she went to grandmother's house. muffins. and she went to her grandmother's house to give her some fresh-baked muffins. (laughing) (applause) and so little red riding hood lived happily ever after with her grandma and the magical dancing tree! you were great! thanks. but next time, i'm sticking with tree number 2. it's a much better part. (applause)
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and now... student: this is mrs. theolien's second-grade class. today we are going to start working on our play. once upon a time in a school in somerville, there were two friends. and two friends want to build a snow fort. mrs. theolien: all right, so we have divided everyone into different groups. student: one, actors; two, writers; three, set designers; four, costume designers. when you put them all together it makes a show. why don't you go and sit over there? and i'll start building the snow fort. i'm working in writing. we're working on the script. the script is the things that the actors are going to say. are there any new characters? yes, we're going to add a snowplow guy. i need to know, because we need to build a costume. i want to have a beard on my chin. yes, you can. a costume is what you wear in a play.
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i am the snowplow man. while they were building the fort, they saw henry the snowplow guy. if he didn't have a beard, he would look like a little kid that was just driving a snowplow and that would be a little weird. do you guys want some more snow? sure. student: and i'm working on the setting group. we're supposed to decorate the stage. everybody's talking together and helping each other out. they're putting together boxes so it sort of looks like ice blocks. that doesn't look like a snow fort. that looks like a big blob of marshmallow. (laughing) this group is the actors and actresses. they're going to be using all this stuff that the other people made to put the whole play together. every job is important on the play. that's why we need all the jobs to make it a good play. i still want to help you build a snow fort. i'm sorry i didn't let you help me before. the end. (cheering)
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and now... hi! welcome to my dream house. thanks, wilson. isn't it cool? i have a robotic butler. i sleep in a hammock... and there's an indoor pool in the shape of a dog bone. that was pal's idea. i also have the latest technology. (screen beeping) oh, someone's calling me. speak. hi, arthur. how's earth? great. i was just showing them my dream house. you think he has a great dream house? come see mine! you better hold on to something. i have to take you through an intergalactic wormhole. (whizzing and whirring) hi welcome to alpha formaggi a galaxy far, far away.
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here's my dream house. pretty amazing, isn't it? i think you have to tell them how it's different from your normal house. oh, yeah. it's all made of cheese! this sofa? gouda. (with mouth full): this lamp? havarti! while buster eats his house here's a story about someone who actually built their dream house or... at least she tried to. buster: mmm, mozzarella! how did we get stuck with the blocks? i had my eye on the castle. but amanda got to it first. look at this. it's just a piece of wood. what can i do with this? beats me. we could make a... barn, i guess.
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a barn? uh, all right. i just hope snack time comes soon. any more arches? saw some in the blue crate. mrs. read: dw, ready to go? huh? mom? what are you doing here? it's 3:30. time to go home. wow! you girls have been hard at work. dw: it was going to be a barn. then it got bigger. so now it's a palace. or a castle. we're calling it a palastle. i'm really impressed. me too. and i always thought dw and emily found the blocks boring. it's pretty great, isn't it? yeah. too bad we have to go. wait! could you leave it up till tomorrow,
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ms. morgan? it's not finished yet. well okay, dear. i think it needs a tower. i think it needs two towers. (crickets chirping) (neighing) (dw gasps) it's beautiful! unicorn stables! a mary moo cow miniature golf course! and a museum of all the dopey things arthur has ever done. this house has everything. emily: not yet.
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we still have to build the petting zoo, the carousel and the bouncy room. let's get to work. (gasps) morning, mom. here's a banana, some juice, and i packed you a yogurt. come on, you can eat in the car. i need to get to school. and that finishes the guest room. and the guest room for imaginary friends. (blocks clattering) (both gasp) dw: hey! what are you doing? i was just helping you fix these walls. (blocks clattering) there. now this one's "fixed," too. (laughing) you two are not allowed to touch this palastle! why not? you don't own these blocks. they're for everyone. because... because... because we'll give you our snacks if you stay away.
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we'll be back tomorrow. and there better be some raisins. (both sigh) (laughing) ms. morgan: since it's such a beautiful day, i thought we'd have some class time outside. (students cheer) but it's going to rain. i can feel it in my elbow. look! there's a dark cloud! no, silly. that's just a smudge on the glass. okay, everyone. find your partner. monday... tuesday... wednesday... ms. morgan? i have to go to the bathroom. right now. so do i! okay, go ahead. kids: monday, tuesday... don't worry, they teach you all that stuff again
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in kindergarten. this is my last block. how many do you have left? three. and i haven't finished the penguin ballroom. and what about the puppy spa? or snow white's bathroom? what happens if she wakes up? emily, it's okay. we need to think. aren't there some more blocks in that closet outside the classroom? i think so. but they're for the three-year-olds. they'll never miss a block or two. here's what we do. (whispering) emily: ow! emily, what happened? a block fell on my toe. i think it's sprained. it doesn't seem to be bruised. maybe it's bruised on the inside. does it have to be ampertated?
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huh! it feels better now. you cured me! thanks, ms. morgan. this is really beautiful, girls. yeah, but wait till it's done. we're putting a hotel there. for the beavers. they're building a dam over here, and... actually, a few of the other kids have said they want to play with the blocks, too, so maybe it's time to take it down. but it's not finished. i know! the other kids can help us. that's what tommy and timmy are doing. emily: yeah, they're security guards. oh my, that's amazing! oh, if only i'd brought my camera! okay, one more day. that's it. both: yes! i need to see some id. what? i just came from over there. look, i have more blocks. sorry, ma'am but we have to guard the palastle.
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dw and emily said so. i'm emily! can you prove it? would you guys knock it off? here, take your raisins. the towers are wobbling because they've gotten too tall, and there's no way we're going to finish beaver dam by 3:30. amanda! i told you don't use those bricks. they're not sturdy and they look ugly! (blocks crashing) james! be careful! you've just put us an hour behind schedule. ms. morgan: come on, kids. line up for recess. (students cheering) james! you come back here and fix this wall! how can we get any work done when they keep sending us out to play? emily: the mermaids need their pool here. that's final! that's where the unicorn stable is. anyway, mermaids are imaginary. (gasps) tag, you're it! tag? do we look like we have time for tag?
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oh, my arms hurt. me too. i probably shouldn't have fired everyone. we could use the extra help. ms. morgan: snack time! (students cheer) think we have time for a quick yogurt? you go. i have to finish this. i am kind of tired. not me. i'm ready to get... right... back to... (snoring) (rumbling) emily: dw, there's a cave-in over by the indoor pool! i can't fix it now. the tibbles knocked over the arch on the north gate! stop! stop! we worked so hard! no! stop!
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wake up, dw. nap time is over. already? (sighs) back to work. ms. morgan: oh, you made it! boys and girls, if you'll please go over to the blue carpet we have a very special guest. this is captain kamble, and he has brought a friend with him. morning, kids! say hello to ringo. he's a real live koala. kids: ooh! wow! it's a koala. right here in class. what do we do? we must be strong. who wants to pet him? me! me! me! i think... i think i'm starting to cave. emily! we only have an hour left! we're this close to finishing! (crashing) (kids gasp) (gasps)
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yes! yes! can we pet him? please? can we? can we? of course you can. aw... aw... ms. morgan: and then afterwards, you can clean up those blocks. ♪ and now: i thought you might like to see how i draw... (yelling) we start with this large "u" shape and we'll do sort of a wavy line for the top of her hair, two circles for her eyes then we'll add the dots. and two little lines for her nostrils and a nice big curve for a smile. and now we'll add her hair and her ears. and there you have d.w. announcer: it's "curious george."
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we could put a garden on our roof. eggplant. [chatters] you don't plant eggs to get eggplant, george. announcer: it's "curious george," weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at funding for arthur is provided by: ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. chuck e. cheese's proudly supports pbs kids. and by contributions to your pbs station from: ♪ to watch more arthur and play games with all the elwood city friends, visit you can find arthur books and lots of other books, too at your local library.
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captioned by media access group at wgbh sizzling sausages! martha speaks is full of daring adventure. from martha's work as a spy... find out who is trying to steal the formula. the dark secret of her early puppy days. you robbed a store?! see where it all began. she's gone? martha! don't miss martha speaks on pbs kids. yeow! cold, cold, cold!
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her brain and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ ♪ now she speaks... ♪ how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks ♪ ♪ yeah, she speaks and speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks... ♪ what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... ♪ hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks... ♪ hi, there. ♪ she's got the voice she's ready to shout ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ sometimes wrong but seldom in doubt ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ that dog's unique... ♪ testing, one, two. ♪ hear her speak ♪ ♪ martha speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks and... ♪ ♪ communicates, enumerates, elucidates, exaggerates ♪ ♪ indicates and explicates ♪ ♪ bloviates and overstates and... ♪ (panting) ♪ hyperventilates! ♪ ♪ martha-- to reiterate-- martha speaks. ♪ today's show is about thrilling contests with exciting words like "tackle," "fumble," and "intercept." this is a contest. a staring contest. whoever blinks first loses. it's a non-blinking contest. wrong. we
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have rebecca silverman of the university of maryland right here. in a staring contest the winner is able to keep their eyes wide open the longest. you blinked. i win. let's play again. go! look out for thrilling words like "force," "contend," and "clash." see you at the end of the show. (singing) i love days like this when there's finally time to tackle the questions that really matter. what questions? what feels colder: the bathroom floor on a winter morning or snow down the back of your pants? floor. floor. i've fallen in a lot of snow and had a ton in my pants. trust me, your feet are more sensitive. i don't own pants. so, floor. that was no contest. how about a tougher match? yeah, like: who would win at hide-and-seek an invisible person... or a chameleon? helen: that's almost an equal match
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but the invisible person is invisible. no competition. we all agree again. who wants to tackle this one? who would be more interesting to talk to: a dog or a cat? no competition there, either. it's a cat. what? because i've never talked to one. i have no idea what a cat thinks. well, i can tell you what a cat thinks: me, me, me, me i, i, me, me, myself. (laughing) were you kidding? of course i was. oh, that wasn't funny. you know how sensitive i am about cats. i've got a great one. what's more powerful a bulldozer or a dinosaur? another easy one. face it, we always agree on everything. yeah, it's obviously... dinosaur. bulldozer. bulldozer! dinosaur! bulldozer! dinosaur! hold it. it's a tie. no, it's not. everyone hasn't voted. uh, i don't know. you mean a match between them, like a competition? yeah. usually a
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match is a game, like a tennis match or a soccer match, where each team tries to win. this would be a match between a bulldozer and a dinosaur to see who's more powerful. bulldozer versus dinosaur. it's so obviously... bulldozer. dinosaur. come on, martha. you have to break the tie. i can't choose without seeing a dinosaur, and that can't happen, so it just has to be a tie. td, are you going home mad? no. i'm doing what any boy faced with this question would do: i'm going to ask my dad. hey, dad, can you help me with something? sure, son. can it wait a minute till i finish this? okay. hmm... there must be a way to prove to martha that i'm right. sorry, working on my new invention took longer than i expected. how can i help, td? i need to prove to martha that... (gasps) is that
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your invention? yeah. the o.g. time machine. a time machine is a perfect argument solver. can we send a bulldozer back in time to compete with a dinosaur? no, a bulldozer would be too big to pass through the door. aw, rats! but the right-sized dinosaur could pass through. we could bring it here. we just set this calendar all the way back-- past vinyl records, dial phones, when movies were good-- to the mesozoic era, cretaceous period. is that the mesozoic era? (sniffing) must be. smell that fresh air. (stomping) a dinosaur. want to come over? (grunting agreeably) i'm td. want to meet my friends? (grunts) (grunting) did your dad have a way
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to settle this argument? sure did. (roaring) i'd faint, but i don't want to miss this. (roaring and moaning) martha, any chance you speak dinosaur? i guess i do. she said, "hi, my name is susan." no way that is named susan. (growling) okay, don't get all carnivorous on me, susan. so we have a dinosaur. now all we need to settle this conflict is a bulldozer. td: that's ol' smokeley, the best bulldozer in the whole city. (roaring) susan says she's definitely more powerful than ol' stinkley. (honks horn) ol' smokeley says, "oh, yeah?" he's ready for a clash to decide who is the most powerful. you speak bulldozer? that's amazing! we have our own dinosaur and that's what amazes you? who cares? we've got a bulldozer and a dinosaur
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who are both ready to clash. what is a clash? a clash is when two people or two teams go against each other to try to win at something. like the contest we're about to see if we can figure out how to get a t-rex over this fence. (laughs) that's how. round one in the clash of the powerful: the big push. td and truman: go, ol' smokeley! push 'er back, way back! (cheering): susan! susan! clash! clash! clash, clash, clash! martha: this isn't proving anything, except how to create a ditch. looks like an equal match. yeah. their strength seems to be equal. equal means they're the same. if they're equal how can i pick one? ready! (giggling) who knew that dinosaurs were ticklish? ready for round two in the clash of the powerful: the tug-of-war.
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the bulldozer and dinosaur pull with too much force for a rope. now what? td: they can't possibly use enough force to break a chain. nothing could break that. is nothing strong enough to withstand the force of a dinosaur and a bulldozer? i can't choose a winner. it's still a tie. (honking) ol' smokeley says he can't play anymore. he has work to do. td: please! we brought a dinosaur from 127 million years ago. can't you take five more minutes? (honking) he's sorry, but he has to knock down both of those structures,
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clear the lot, and dig new foundations. that's it! that's what? what's it? what's what? (grumbles) the contest. smokeley does one building and susan does the other. whoever finishes first claims victory as the most powerful contender. contender? is that a kind of dinosaur? "contend" means to try to win, so a contender is a person who is trying to win. or in this case, a dinosaur or a bulldozer that's trying to win. (honking, revving engine) he says he has to check with his boss to see if this is allowed. according to the union bylaws, you can't do what you want to do. (disappointed groans) unless it involves a dinosaur from the late cretaceous period. (growls happily) yeah, i can see that's exactly what you are. oh, you speak dinosaur? oh, yeah. i've been a union representative a long time. so, ol' smokeley, if you want, you may be a contender in this contest.
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(honking) he'll do it! (cheering) whoever clears his or her building and digs a new foundation first wins the clash of the powerful. on your marks. get set. demolish! pile them on top, susan. neatly. we're falling behind. ol' smokeley's going to win.
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(yelling) helen, look! help, guys! we're sinking! we have to help them. hi-yo, susan. (roaring) hey! tail up! tail up! (engine sputters) our engine's broken. we can't finish without repairs. looks like victory will be yours. all you have to do is dig a hole. (growling) susan won't finish unless it's an even match. well, martha, that's it. you have to choose. i can't decide. i like them both. (doorbell ringing) success! sorry, repairing that doorbell took longer than i expected. how can i help, td? i don't need help.
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i figured it out myself. (td groaning) did your dad have a way to settle our argument? no, but he asked me to return your dad's chain. (grunts) i figured out that we've been looking at the bulldozer versus dinosaur competition all wrong. what do you mean? we don't have to choose between dinosaurs and bulldozers. if you prefer bulldozers that's no reason not to support the good work that dinosaurs do. the good work that dinosaurs do? did. or would do if they were here. if all of us could only cooperate like bulldozers and dinosaurs do we could build a better world together instead of just picking one or the other in a way that nobody wins. td's right. he is? i will not break this tie. i say both are equal. bulldozers and dinosaurs together, forever! (cheering)
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(chanting): bulldozers and dinosaurs! bulldozers and dinosaurs! (chant continues) bulldozers and dinosaurs! (skits grumbling and whining) i don't understand them either. but i did learn something today: the answer to the question "who makes more sense, dogs or people?" (still chanting): bulldozers and dinosaurs! (grunting) don't force it. force is kind of like strength. it's how hard you do something. when something's stuck you use force. what i need is even more force. can we help? we're the force force. "force" also means a group of people organized for a purpose. we're a group of people who use force: the force force. stand back. (grunting) don't force it. (breathing heavily)
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this door opens out. that's the bill for our services. you didn't even open it. you can't force me to pay this. (grunting) force force? little help here? danny: with only seconds left in this match between the farmington ferrets and the wagstaff dogs, i have to tell you these dogs look tired. we're not tired. we could keep it up all day. rah, rah, rah! i meant the team. okay, you guys. we can still score. we're practically on our goal line. yeah, but they have the ball. but i've got a top-secret weapon: a lucky four-leaf clover. td, we need a strategy not a superstition. (crowd cheering) (yelling in pain)
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whoa! (other team laughing) (whistle blows) it's a safety. (both gasp) thank you. (chanting): two points! two points! it's a disappointing defeat for the wagstaff dogs. the final score in this match: 77 to two. (all sigh in disappointment) you'll get 'em next time, sweetie. truman: 77 to two? that was the worst game ever. ronald: no kidding. my grandma can play better than you guys. does she want to join our team? no way. you guys are hopeless. what are you talking about, ronald? you're on the team, too. don't remind me. carolina: don't be so hard on yourselves. it's not your fault your coach called a bunch of bum plays. uh, we don't have a coach. td's dad was supposed to coach us, but he's allergic to our mascots.
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i'm furry. what can i say? too bad. i think you guys have potential. sure, the other team had more offensive plays than you had offensive yards. you've got no hustle. you need a bomb. and where's your drive? too bad about your coach. if you had someone good, i think you could win. all: carolina! wait! hold up! ¿qué? what? (gasps) hi, tiffany. ew, a ball. carolina, how do you know so much about footba... how do i know so much about footbaths? silly. i always get one with my pedicure. look, if you guys promise never to talk to me about football in public again i'll show you something. (everyone gasps) i am a closet football fan. (sighs) i used to watch it with my papi all the time until i got older. then i had to stop. it didn't go with my carefully cultivated
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girly-girl image. but i know all the plays. the wishbone, the shotgun split end cross halfback draw the fullback middle run fake split end slant and go-- which is a really great play. you guys should totally learn that. what i wouldn't give to be on that gridiron. well, maybe you could be. yeah. how'd you like to coach us? me? coach football? no way. please? you'd be so good. alice: with a cherry on top? (chanting): we're number one! we're number one! we're number one! bueno. it has to be in my backyard. (cheering) shh! you can't tell anyone about this. every team needs a good passing game. who wants to be a receiver? i do, i do! go deep. (in a deep voice): i do, i do. (laughing): kidding. kids: whoa, amazing!
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now, let's see who can be our quarterback. (sighs) ow. shift your weight onto your front foot at the release. what do you know? i didn't stink. we have our quarterback. td can be wide receiver if he learns not to fumble. yeah, and he should stop dropping the ball, too. uh, martha? don't tell me. "fumble" means you drop the ball? mm-hmm. maybe you could coach us after school next week. (whistle blows) okay, team, huddle up. when you huddle, it means you stand in a close circle, like this. um, the reason we're huddling is because we already know what "huddle" means. really? watching your game last week i would say you didn't know anything about football.
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now, this is your playbook. i want these memorized before friday's big game. pass them around. carolina: what are you doing? you said "pass." in football, "pass" means you throw something. yes, but in life, "pass" means you hand something to someone. okay, now, let's tackle these plays. wait! (sighs) sorry, but in football, "tackle" means you knock someone down to keep the other team from scoring. i meant the other kind of tackle. like when you try to learn to do something that's hard. like memorize a book full of football plays? exáctamente! now, first down tight end slant and go. whoa! she's got a gift. alice, you'll
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play defensive tackle. (crash) pretend this window is the goal post. all right, it's easy, truman. if distance equals "x" and velocity equals "y," it's simple. (glass breaks) (glass breaks) yay! (cheering) (bell rings) i think we have a real chance of winning the game tonight, thanks to you. okay, okay. enough with the chin music. let's see what you do on the field. right. thanks, coach. (giggling) "coach"? i don't know what they're talking about.
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(giggles nervously) where's carolina? i don't know. you get the game started; i'll find her. (whistling) danny: just seconds into the game and already the wildcats have scored. carolina! carolina? where's the coach? it's got to be halftime by now. i can't believe how bad we stink. at least this time the other team is only ahead by six. it'd be seven to zero, but luckily their kicker can't kick either. uh, sorry, truman. i found her! come on! and i know the shampoo bottle says lather, rinse, repeat but i lather, rinse, repeat, and repeat. oh,
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yeah! cool! kids: psst! is that brian oceanzest? (screaming) what are you doing here? carolina! we need you to come to the field. sorry, i can't do it. it just isn't girly. but coach...! you want people to see me? you want tiffany blatsky to see me barking orders? and what is wrong with barking, pray tell? you can't muzzle your bark carolina. you are a natural coach. you took this rag-tag team of... clumsy... superstitious... really stinky ball players... and you molded them into a team. you're the best coach we've ever had. i am the only coach you've ever had. yes, but remember the most important thing, carolina. ¿qué? what? you look super-cute in plaid. 26, 39, break right, td goes deep. (whispering) danny: this is interesting. my dog seems
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to be coaching the team. holy moly! boxwood passes deep. and it's a stunning catch by kennelly! these dogs are out of the doghouse. rah, rah, ruff our team is really tough! rah, rah, grr, we're the mighty fur! danny: there's the snap. boxwood penned in. toss to kennelly... oh, my! fumble at the five yard line. the wildcats have the ball. interception! way to go, sweetie! (back to announcer voice): i mean, uh... what an exciting match! the dog defense is on fire! we're deep into the fourth quarter, ladies and gentlemen and the clock is ticking down. with the score at six to zero, with the wildcats in possession, things are looking bad for the dogs. well, we gave
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it our best shot. carolina: tiempo! time out! (whistle blows) carolina? huddle up. i want you to know, whatever happens in this game whether you tackle the qb, intercept their pass or totally fumble, you guys are still winners in my eyes. it's your last shot to win a game this season. i say we go big, or go home. so what will it be? all: go big! wildcats pass... and it's an interception! lateral to kennelly, and touchdown! and the score is tied, six to six! they don't call me td for nothing! it's all up to truman oatley now. if he lands the extra point, the dogs will win. if not... we'll go into overtime. and the wildcats will score another touchdown and
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we lose again. (whistles) we won! (cheering) go ahead, say it. i know what you're thinking. you look really cute in plaid. did you know there are lots of football terms we use in life? for instance, in football, "interception" means you catch a ball that's been thrown by the other team. danny: and it's an interception! td: but in life, we intercept things, too. like secret notes. and food. if you intercept something that's moving, it just means you stop it. "fumble" is another football
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word we use. danny: and it's a fumble! helen: we fumble with buttons... alice: papers... martha: and food. wow! nice interception, skits. did you catch all the words in today's program? if not, here are a few again. force is kind of like strength. it's how hard you do something. their strength seems to be equal. "equal" means they're the same. a clash is when two people or two teams go against each other to try to win at something. you blinked. i won. nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah! that's our program. see you next time. ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ that dog is casey. casey works for my dad. my dad's a farmer. she's a farmer's helper that's a dog. she catches mice... and rabbits.
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she scares away birds. (casey barks) casey learned to not walk in the beds. sometimes she'll work and sometimes she'll play. ♪ she's that dog... ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ per why and the super readers to the rescue! with my magic spelling wand, i can spell the word "dig." hurray! super-duper! "super why!" weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at! martha speaks is funded in part by... kiddie academy child care learning centers... proud supporter of pbs kids. providing educationally focused child care preparing children for school and for life. kiddie academy...
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for public broadcasting... and by contributions to your pbs station from: to dig up some more fun words and games, visit or check out your local library for the "martha speaks" books. captioned by media access group at wgbh
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♪ rain is falling down, falling down ♪ ♪ it's falling down ♪ ♪ rain is falling down, falling down on me ♪ ♪ everything needs rain ♪ ♪ the rivers and streams ♪ ♪ all of the plants and the animals ♪ ♪ on the land and in the sea ♪ ♪ and rain can make the biggest tree ♪ ♪ from the tiniest of seeds ♪ all right. now try this. drip, drop. drip, drop. good. now keep that up and try this. splash. drip, drop. splash. drip, drop splash. patter, patter, patter. splash, patter patter, patter. here we go! ♪ rain is falling down, falling down ♪ ♪ it's falling down ♪ ♪ rain is falling down, falling down on me ♪
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(george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: for more than 90 years stride rite's been there. helping you choose the right shoes. stride rite is a proud sponsor of curious george. [ female announcer ] we believe a little bit of curiosity can fuel a lifetime of learning. early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: (lively drum intro) ♪ you never do know what's around the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪
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♪ well, every day ♪ ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ ♪ if you ask yourself "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: george was excited because he was going to see his very first baseball game: marco's team, the cubbie bears versus the tiger babies. hey, george, throw me the ball! (chatters "okay!") ooh!
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(chatters excitedly) i just wish i could bat as well as i catch. i still have never hit a home run. you'll do it someday, marco. and in the meantime, you're still our favorite shortstop. (chatters excitedly) come on, george, i'll introduce you to the coach. bye, mami, papi. (chatters "bye!") both: bye. have a good game. hey, coach, this is my friend george. put her there, kid. ah. uh, if i'm going to get good at batting i need more practice. would you mind pitching? hey! who's running this outfit? nah, it's a good idea. (laughs) what about you, kid? huh? you want to warm up with the team? (chatters excitedly) ooh, ah.
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(chatters) okay. okay, marco, keep your eyes on the ball. (chatters nervously) (cheering) nice glove work, kid. (chatters) (chattering excitedly) whoa, you're some runner. coach: warm-up's over, guys! it's time to play ball! (cheering, applause) announcer: hello, baseball fans. looks to be an exciting contest of bears versus babies.
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it says our scorekeeper has a boo-boo and can't make it. george could be scorekeeper. ah! (chatters excitedly) you think you can do it, kid? you have to hang a new number each time a team scores a run. (chatters excitedly) uh-huh, uh-huh. then what are you waiting for? go keep score! (george cheers) (chatters quietly) play ball! narrator: this must be the scoreboard. and these must be the numbers. announcer: a fly, and that's our first out. (groans, chatters) three strikes. out number two. (applause) (chatters inquisitively) and it's a sharp single towards second base. oh! what a catch by marco. (cheering) the toss to first base and that's the third out. now the cubbies are up to bat.
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narrator: by the third inning, george had discovered that sometimes scorekeepers have a lot of free time. come on, hit a home run. you can do it. announcer: and the pitcher winds up. marco strikes a solid single to right field and he's safe at first base! (applause) (chatters excitedly) oh, a strong hit down the right field line! and the right fielder is having a little trouble finding the ball. run! run! go! will marco be able to score from first base? (grunts) safe at home! (cheering) that's one run for the cubbie bears thanks to marco's sensational slide. narrator: time to put up a number. announcer: eh, folks, uh, i got to clean my glasses, because i did not see five runs being scored.
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marco: hey, george! that's the wrong number. ooh. (chatters) lower, kid! huh? okay. (chatters) (panting) uh, george you're really good at hanging numbers, but now they have to go in the right order. huh? narrator: what did that mean? in order? i'll show you. you start with one then comes two, then three. oh. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. then four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. that's the right order. oh. (chatters) (chuckles) i guess it's a lot to remember. uh-huh. (organ plays fanfare) crowd: charge! i know.
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whenever i can't remember something i make it a song because songs have a way of staying with you. but what's a good song? how about... (to "take me out to the ball game"): ♪ one, two, three four, five, six ♪ ♪ seven, eight, nine and ten ♪ ♪ one, two, three, four five, six, seven, eight ♪ ♪ nine and ten, then you sing it again. ♪ oh. uh-huh, uh-huh. you try it. (chattering "take me out to the ball game") (chuckles) good job, george. announcer: looks like the tiger babies are in a position to score! (applause) safe at home! narrator: now that george was a numbers pro, he was having a great time keeping score, watching the game... (chatters excitedly)
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...and rooting for marco to hit a home run. announcer: here's the pitch. yeah! looks like it could get out of here. it's going, going... (chatters excitedly) a fantastic grab by the outfielder! that was the third out. now, the tiger babies are up. (sighs): almost. (crowd grumbling) woman: sorry, hungry people. my mom's on the phone, and i have to talk to her. i wish there was someone who could help you, but there isn't. (chatters) really? you can help? uh-huh. awesome! but-but first i have to see if you're qualified. it fits! you got the job. good news, people. this very nice monkey is taking my place. (excited murmuring) hi! i just served customer number seven. so eight is next. hey, mom, what's up? (chattering "take me out to the ball game") narrator: after seven comes eight.
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then nine. then ten. this was going to be easy. uh-oh! george had no idea what number came after that. um, uh... hmm. excuse me. i'm number 16. i should get my drink before 17 gets his pretzel. huh. hold on! you can't serve 16 before you serve 14. oh. what about 13, monkey? uh, 12 comes before 13. uh, 11 is next. (groans) calm down, people. what's the problem? uh, he's serving us out of order. seriously? do you know your numbers? uh-huh. (chattering "take me out to the ball game") (chatters) nice job. good job.
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terrific. woman: cool. so what comes after ten? (whimpering chatter) well, i'll show you. it's easy. just cover the first part of the number with your hand and look at the second part. see? one, two. so 11, then 12. george: oh! (chatters) ooh-ooh! aha, aha! awesome. do you want me to take over? uh-huh. (hooting) narrator: as fun as it was to hand out popcorn, george was eager to get back to the game. hey, kid where you been? um... oh, never mind that. it's clutch time. it's the last inning bottom of the ninth. the score is tied four-to-four. there are two outs and marco's up to bat. but he hurt his foot playing shortstop, and now he can't run. can you run the bases for him?
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huh? so if i hit the ball will you run for me? (chattering agreement) thanks, kid. let's go! this is it, folks. after two scoreless innings, it's the cubbie bears' last chance to break the tie. wish me luck, george. (chattering agreement) (marco grunts) strike one. strike two! now just a reminder, folks three strikes and you're out. (bat strikes ball) (applause) (crowd cheering) come on, ball. keep going! keep... home run! marco, home run! i did it! i hit a home ru...! (crowd gasps) oops! run, george, run! narrator: if bases were like everything else, then george should run them in order. first base first... second base second...
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and third base third. bring it home, kid. bring it home! marco: slide, george, slide! safe! what a hero. yeah, we won! what a slide. announcer: the bears have won the game. i-i did it! i hit a home run! (hooting) and i couldn't have done it without you, george. we're so proud. all right, george! (teammates shouting) that was a fine hit, marco. and a fine run, kid. kid? there he is. (cheering) child: george is a monkey. he put the numbers in order, so he could show the score correctly. girl: today we are playing hitting derby. child: the green team is up first. woman: so we've got one scoreboard, and the scorekeeper is going to have to keep track
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of strikes, outs and total number of hits. kids: strike three! child: joshua missed three times-- that's three strikes-- and now the team has one out. (cheering) the green team got another hit then two more outs. now, the orange team is up. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten 11, 12, 13! boy: the orange team is winning 13 to two. girl: when you play games, numbers are really important to keep track. narrator: on sunny, snowy days... (yawning) (excited chattering) oh! usually got up bright and early. (shouting) (laughing) oh.
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but this day he discovered that bill had gotten up even brighter and earlier. hey, george. (hooting happily) (chatters curiously) snow blocks. i'm building a house out of snow. although the correct term is "igloo." (hooting happily) yep. i'm trying to earn my sprout badge in winter camping. and to do that i have to build an igloo and sleep in it overnight. ooh. narrator: suddenly, that was exactly what george wanted to do-- build an igloo and sleep in it just like bill. (chatters curiously) you want to help me? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh! (chatters, mimics snoring) and sleep in the igloo, too? uh-huh! why not? let's get started. (hooting happily) (humming)
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(grunting) (hooting happily) (groans) (grunting) george, that's not the proper technique. guess i better show you. city kids probably don't know much about non-mortar construction. (chattering) (nervous chuckle) see, the first thing you do is mark a circle in the snow. that's your foundation. then you take the biggest blocks and fit them together, like this... oh! narrator: bill showed george how to build up the igloo walls, block by block... making sure that the top layer overlapped the bottom. (hooting happily) yep. and when we're all done,
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we can just smooth out the inside. ah! narrator: as they built it up, the igloo started to look like a volleyball cut in half. see, we keep shaping these blocks and put them all the way around until there's just a small hole left in the center. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh! and we fill that with a large block called a keystone. you have to cram it in so it'll hold the walls in place. (hooting happily) now i'll just make a few air holes... and... once we fill all these cracks with snow it'll stay pretty warm. george: oh! yep, we're done. uh-huh! let's go check it out. uh-huh! (hooting happily) george was so excited. he had never been in an igloo before. the inside of the igloo was smaller than george thought. (sighs)
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he had wanted a fun igloo. one that was big enough for a bed, and a tuba and his friends-- sort of like his room, only better. (sighs) (chatters curiously) you want to build your own igloo? uh-huh! sure! i wish i could help you but i gotta fill up these cracks and then do my chores. (chatters happily) so george started on his second igloo of the day, with help from the man with the yellow cap. but this time, he built it wider... ...and taller... and brought in some furniture. wow! good window.
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are you sure you want to spend the night in here, george? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh! okey-doke. i guess it's time to make the cocoa. (chatters "okay") hey, george, how's it...? whoa! this is huge! you put a bed in here? (giggles) uh-huh, uh-huh. and a sofa? oh. uh-huh. wow. the only thing is, it might get cold at night. the bigger the igloo the colder it gets. (gibbering happily) george wasn't worried. he figured he'd just wear his coat to bed. bill: 9:03 p.m. barometer falling. temperature... holding. good night, george! (george chatters "good night!") are you warm enough? uh-huh uh-huh. remember, if you get cold you can always come inside. nuh-uh. all right, then.
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be a good little monkey. (hooting "bye!") (sighs, yawns) narrator: in the morning, george would be a good little monkey who had spent the night in an igloo! (george snoring softly) two hours later, he woke up freezing. (shivering) (wind whistling) ooh! maybe he should find some way to close his window. ah! uh-huh! (grunting) whew! ah! uh-huh! hmm... narrator: it was definitely less windy
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but it didn't feel any warmer. oh... george thought he'd go see how bill was doing. (bill snoring softly) must... feed... bunnies. (snoring) narrator: bill seemed to be doing fine. he was right. a smaller igloo is a warmer igloo. crowded, but warm. hmm... and the cracks in bill's igloo were filled with snow, which kept out the wind. ah! george had forgotten about that part. (shivering) it was a little cold to be doing
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this. and it was too big a job. huh? (chatters) oh! oh... george had really wanted to spend the night in an igloo. (george exclaims) and maybe he still could. he could build his igloo right inside the house. a smaller igloo. it was nice and warm. whew! ah! george figured he'd better turn down the thermostat, so his igloo wouldn't melt. (grunting) whew! (humming happily)
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(shivering) it's f-freezing! oh! i must have turned the heat down too low. wow. the heat is off. no wonder it's so cold! (groans) (yawns) 7:00! the badge is mine! (thud) ow! we did it, george! uh-oh! george? (knocking) oh, hi, bill. are you sitting down? um... no. okay, i don't want to alarm you
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but george is not in his igloo. don't worry. he's probably upstairs in... (gasps) what? oh, boy! george...? (yawns) hi. (yells) (hooting) uh, george, why is there a melted igloo in the living room? (chatters excitedly) (shivering) uh-uh. you were cold outside... (chattering excitedly) you thought you'd build an igloo inside. george: uh-huh. huh. makes sense. for a city kid. (chuckles, whimpers) as the sproutmaster of sprout troop number 674, i am proud to present bill with his badge in winter camping. uh-huh! oh, boy!
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wow! there. and now, george and i would like to invite you all to a little celebration. (chattering) (tuba playing, people chatting excitedly) narrator: george's igloo might be too cold for sleeping, but it was just right for a party. hey, george, got any ice for the punch? (laughs) (laughs) wow! thanks. narrator: and that was the start of the monkey igloo social club... ah! every weekend, until it melted in the spring. ey and sometimes he does things you can't do. he built an igloo inside the house! boy: curious george made an igloo out of ice, but we're making this sort of igloo but it's only made out of wood.
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girl: we started by making a circle of bamboo poles. man: the second thing we have to do is make the dome. the guy in the hat is my dad chris. we have to spiral this vine around here, bend it down, find one that's on the other side to create the dome shape. and then we'll be doing the weaving. girl: this shape is a dome. it's like that. girl: it's sort of like an upside-down basket. we're taking vines and we're weaving them around. a vine is a kind of stick that's easy to bend. so we're wrapping the vines around. boy: i'm having fun with this project because you're learning about using nature and building something that you really think is very interesting. let's imagine we're wearing space suits. whoa! oh, cool! girl: it's a lot of fun to imagine things with elmo, being anything you want to be and going anywhere you want to go. shape ahoy! add a bunch of math... subtraction! and some silly song and dance... elmo: ♪ "elmo the musical" ♪
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girl: you get... ♪ "elmo the musical" ♪ "elmo the musical"! this is elmo's story. anything can happen. announcer: weekdays on an all-new season of "sesame street," and watch anytime at announcer: coming soon to pbs kids, a special submarine adventure... down submarine! announcer: on "dinosaur train." all: ooo! the new "dinosaur train submarine adventure" on pbs kids, monday, february 18, and watch "dinosaur train" anytime at (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: [ female announcer ] at we believe that learning and curiosity go hand in hand. early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. for more than 90 years stride rite's been there. helping you choose the right shoes. stride rite is a proud sponsor
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of curious george. funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: curious george loves to figure things out. help me figure out which animal doesn't belong. look closely. we have a dog, an elephant a whale, and a snake. which animal doesn't belong? the snake! right! the snake doesn't belong because all of the other animals are mammals just like us. you can play more games like this with curious george at now let's learn more about animals with "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that."
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hi, everyone. hola! today, i've got a math game for you. do you want to play? yeah! yeah! ok. this pile has 10 carrots-- diez zanahorias-- and under this box, there's another pile of carrots. i'm not gonna tell you how many there are and no counting. instead, you have to guess by comparing them to the first pile. are you ready? yes. are you ready? here we go! this pile's bigger than this pile. this pile probably has more carrots than this pile. this pile is twice as big. maybe 20 carrots. great guessing! this pile is twice as big. we were able to count the number of carrots. this is called estimating. to do this at home ask an adult to find sid the science kid's estimation exploration at
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funding for this adventure is brought to you in part by: viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ ♪ hey! ♪ ♪ what? ♪ ♪ come over here, ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat is about to appear. ♪ ♪ he's whizzing over to whisk you away ♪ ♪ on a fabulous journey today. ♪ ♪ he's coming! ♪ ♪ and now he's arrived in the thingamajigger ♪ ♪ the thing that he drives ♪ ♪ he's a cat and he's oodles of fun ♪ ♪ with his hairy helpers thing two and thing one ♪ ♪ instrumental ♪ ♪ instrumental ♪ ♪ it's the cat in the hat! ♪
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♪ all of our adventures start like that. ♪ ♪ wherever you're going where ever you're at ♪ ♪ the cat in the hat knows a lot about ... ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about he knows a lot about, ♪ ♪ he knows a lot about ....that! ♪ (laughter) ♪ your turn nick! i spy with my little eye something that is... stripy! a stripy beach ball, nick! right, sally! your turn! i spy with my little eye... something else that's stripy! i know. (giggles) my mom's stripy shirt! (giggles) i spied something else that's striped. hmm, something else? oh the cat's hat! what's that about my hat? it's the cat! the cat in the hat! we're
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looking for stripy things. ooh, i love stripy things! especially my hat! there are so many different stripes everywhere you look. there are! i know...let's go on a stripy safari and see if we can find a new stripe that i like better! you're mother will not mind at all if you do! alright! [giggles] mom? can we go on a stripy safari with the cat in the hat to help him find some new stripes? a stripy safari? (laughs) sure! i just love stripes! (giggles) we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know. i know! to the thingamajigger. it's time for our stripy safari. buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this
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fun? yahoo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ a stripy safari to find stripes for my hat. ♪ ♪ you really can't do any better than that! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ ♪ first stop on our stripy safari is stripy plains. ♪ ♪ stripy, stripy stripy, stripy. ♪ ♪ ♪ we're off to find some stripes we likey! ♪ ♪ ♪ i wonder what the first will be? ♪
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♪ we're off to find some stripes ... whoopee! ♪ ♪ i spy with my little eye something stripy! what is it? let's go see. [laughing] hey! what's with the stampede and all? i'm sleepin here! it's a stripy snake! meet jake the coral snake! watch out he bites. you got dat right. sorry we surprised you! uh if i'm not mistaken, it was me who surprised you, see? lucky you saw my stripes. ain't they beauties? i want colourful stripes like that for my hat. after all, i am the colourful cat in the hat! hey! who turned out da lights? ♪ ta-da! cool! - nice stripes! yea! but are these stripes right for me? < loud chattering > i spy
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with my little eye - more stripes! wow! chipmunks! they're so cute! hello my little stripy friends! eek! [chattering] hmmm. was it something i said? d-d-don't move. t-t-there's a scary snake on your head! those stripes mean d-d-danger! you got dat right. nobody messes with old jakey boy. you can't have danger stripes on your hat! no not at all. i'm the friendliest cat. i want stripes that say welcome, not stay away! these are not the right stripes for me - no way! good luck finding another. (giggles) to the thingamajigger! ♪ ♪ stripy, stripy stripy, stripy. ♪ ♪ we're off to find some stripes we likey! ♪ ♪ stripes that don't mean stay away! ♪ ♪ we're off to find more
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stripes ... hooray! ♪ ♪ welcome to flag stripe mountain. i don't see any flags, but i do see... stripes! - stripes! wow! check out those stripy flowers! let's take a closer look! ♪ hello, little flower. you're very pretty. (sniffs) the rocky mountain iris is one of my favorite flowers. that big stripe makes it fun. ah! a big fun stripe is perfect for my hat. ♪ wadda you think. a big fun stripe for a big fun cat? buzz-zz-zz! - huh? look! more stripes! why hello. it looks like you've made a bee friend.
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[buzzing] a whole swarm of them! time to buzzzzz off. run! [buzzing] why are the bees chasing us? they took one look at the cat and went wild! i have that effect on people! it's a gift! ♪ i think it's safe! [buzzing] hey! where's all the yummy nectar! what nectar? flower stripes show us bees where to land to find nectar to make honey. stripes this big should be dripping with nectar! it wasn't the cat that made the bees go wild. it was his hat. they think it's a big flower. i did want a welcoming stripe! (laughs) i'm sorry. my hat is not a real rocky mountain iris. the flowers you want are over
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there. [buzzing] you could try a busy bee stripe? buzz buzz buzz no. bee stripes are too buzzy for me. but i've just thought of some that will be perfect! let's go and meet the stripiest animal i know? ♪ stripy, stripy, stripy, stripy. ♪ ♪ we're off to find more stripes we likey! ♪ ♪ with the stripiest animal that i know. ♪ ♪ it's fun to find stripes wherever you go! ♪ ♪ welcome to the dusty vusty veldt! i spy with my little eye something very stripy! let's go and see! ♪ meet zoran and zelda zebra! hi, i'm sally. - i'm nick. i'm zoran.
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- i'm zelda. do you mind if i copy your stripes to my hat? go right ahead! ♪ that's a great stripe! how about mine? ♪ it's so hard to choose. every zebra has a stripe all their own! your faces do look different! unlike yours! huh? - huh? our faces look different! not to us, nick! i'm sally! and i'm nick. got it? got it sally. if only we had really cool zebra stripes. yeah! then zoran and zelda could tell who is who. need help changing stripes? then here's what you do. give a quick whistle for the thing one and thing two. [whistles] whee! ta da! ♪ [laughing] that's
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better! now we can tell who's who! love that stripe, sally. great stripy face nick! (giggles) [groan] cat? what's the matter? zebra stripes are great for telling who's who, but i know who i am. i'm the cat in the hat. there's no doubt about that! i'm not a zebra, a snake or a bee. i need some stripes that say... i am me! like your old stripes. uh-hu. but, how will i get them back? (cries) maybe if you put your hat on your head you'll get your old stripes back. hmmm...
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think stripy! got it! we went on safari and found lots of stripes. in all shapes and sizes and colors and types. some warned to stay clear others said who is who. but the best stripe of all is the stripe that is... you! - you! hooray! (laughter) nick? sally? is that you? can't you tell from our stripes? [laughing] oh! goodbye zoran. - goodbye ... nick? thanks zelda. you're welcome ... sally? i'm nick. sure you are ... you big kidder! (giggle) good-bye! ♪ wow, we spied so many stripy things. the stripy beach ball. your mom's stripy shirt. and her apron too. jake the coral snake. and the chipmunk.
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the bees, and the rocky mountain iris. and zoran and zelda zebra. don't forget the best of all ... the cat in the hat! yay! oh isn't this a good time? (giggles) hi there! huh? what was that? did you hear that? that sounded like a rattle to me. oh, a rattlesnake uses a part of its body to make a rattling noise. so...where is a rattlesnake's rattle? huh? did you say on its tail? that's right! they rattle their tails as a warning when they sense danger. you got it this time but next time i will stump you for sure! oh! ah ha! i caught
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you! ♪ purl two. knit one, purl two knit one, purl two.. wow! i did it nick! did what sally? mom's been teaching me how to knit and i finished my first row, all by myself! that's great. er... but what is it? a big woolly scarf. cool! i want to make a scarf too. can you teach me how to knit? please? - okay. first you need some wool. how about this? red's a great colour for a scarf-- it's the cat! the
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cat in the hat! knit one, purl two; nice to see you, howdy-do! see what i did! ooooh, that's a beautiful scarf, sally. i want to make a scarf too. but we don't have any more wool. no more wool? hmmm. that will not do! luckily i know a place that's full of wool! where? - finola's farm! does finola grow wool on her farm? she most certainly does. shall we go and see if she has any to spare? yeaaaaaa! - yeaaaaaa! your mother will not mind at all if you do. (giggles) mom! can we go with the cat to finola's farm to get some wool? finola's farm? of course you can go. have a ball you two! we will! we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thinga-ma-jigger! i don't
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need a scarf. but i'd love a woolly hat! the fish in the hat! well, how about that? (giggles) buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? ya-hoooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go,go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ on finola's farm we'll find nick some wool, ♪ ♪ it's the very best place to find a bag full! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go,go,go,go, go! ♪ ♪ here we are! finola's farm!
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hurray! ♪ finola! over here! well hi-de-ho! it's the cat in the hat! hi! well hello to you too. what can i do for you'all today? nick wants to knit a scarf. but we don't have enough wool. so we came to you for help. there's plenty of wool growing on the farm. you just need to find it! finding wool! ok. let's go! i'll meet you in the sheering shed. happy wool-finding. yee-haw! what's a shearing shed? we'll figure that out when we find the wool. keep your eyes open for wool. where, oh where, oh where is the wool? look-ee here! that's not wool. it's a wiggly worm! so it is. hello! is there any wool underground? (muffled
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worm speak) oh! you don't say? oh that is ama-zing! i seeeee! he says "no". ♪ if wool doesn't grow on trees or in the ground where does it grow? it must be around here somewhere. but where? we need to ask feleecia, the sheep. feleecia! huh? - huh? oh feleecia! cat! (giggles) oh where could feleecia be? (laughter) behind you! wha? oh! feleecia! there you are! hello! it's lucky sheep are so soft and fuzzy! wait a minute. soft and fuzzy? that's because they're covered in.... wool! really? it is wool! it grows on sheep! horray! (giggle) we found
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the wool! now we can meet finola in the - er - where did she say? the shearing shed - i think. shearing? baaaaaaaa! did you say shearing? yes! ooohhh! it's shearing time! baaaaaaaa! what is shearing? shearing? i know a lot about that... when a sheep has a haircut, we call it "shearing"! shearing shed here we come! baaaaaaaa! ♪ here we go! me... me first! you really like being sheared, don't you? it's maaaarvelous! how would you like it if you had to wear a big woolly sweater all summer? it would be soooo hot! and it would get dirty too. and ever so slightly stinky. that's why we
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love shearing! come on girl. - baaaaa! here we go! baaaaaa! baa. baah. it tickles. cool! - here, you try, nick. hey, i'm shearing a sheep. me too! ♪ snip snip here! clip clip there! ♪ i'll be with you in a moment ma'm! baaa! it's my turn now.... ahh! oooh! oh, you'd maaake a good sheep-shearer. whew! all done! oh i so do love being sheered. baaa. - [laughs] waaat are you two looking aaat? you look so... so... different. aaand i feel so much lighter and cooler too. baaaaa. thanks for the wool, feleecia!
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you'rrrre welcome! baaaaa. fabulous ladies! just fabulous! baaaaaaaa! this doesn't look like the wool that sally used to make her scarf. this is how it started it out. it's called a fleece... want to see what happens next? yes, please! - yes, please! why are we washing the wool? well, 'cos the sheep have been outside in the dirt and the mud. yes, wool from a sheep can be dirty and greasy, so it must be washed to be nice, (whoa) clean (whoa) and fleecy! (laughter) next job is to dry it in the sun! that means you too cat! euuuugh! there, nice and dry! what do we do now finola? we brush the wool to straighten and stretch it! the very best way to divide up the strands is to use special brushes. please don't use
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your hands! it's like when my mom brushes my hair. i can do it! we call it "carding" when we do it to wool. i call it fun! (giggles) it's great. but it still doesn't look like something nick can knit with. it will be soon. we just have to take it for a spin! ♪ any minute now, you'll have wool for your scarf. but how? my spinning wheel twists lots of thin strands together to make a big thick yarn. ooh-oh-oh, dizzy! hey! it works! that's like the wool i use for knitting. that's right! yarn is another word for it. yarn! - yarn! all i do is pull feleecia's wool into strands and let the spinning wheel do the rest. watch! ♪ ♪ spin, spin, sing hi-ho
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♪ ♪ the spinning wheel spins. the spinning wheel spins. ♪ ♪ look! the wool is turning into yarn. ♪ spin, spin sing hi-ho ♪ ♪ the spinning wheel spins. the spinning wheel spins. ♪ (giggles) - yee-haw! here you are! cool! wool for my scarf! thanks finola! you're welcome. if you can wait, i can dye it red or green or any colour you like. we like it the way it is! aww. what will you do with all the other wool? all sorts of things. right cat? oh yes. with wool there are so many things you can do... i'll show you, with help from thing one and thing two! [whistles] ta da! ♪ we can start with my hat which is made from the stuff add mittens and coats and if that's not enough... ♪ a blanket,
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a sweater, some socks and a tie. not to mention a carpet your parents might buy. hello. - [giggles] a vest and some pants. i could go on forever even covers for chairs now isn't that clever? horray! baaaaaaaaaaaa! baaaaaaaa! [laughing] bye finola. goodbye everyone! come again soon. baaaaaaaaaaa! did you get any wool for me? huh, huh? you can have some of mine. oh ho ho. my very own woolly hat! we went to the farm to find wool nick could keep and found out that you can't have wool without... sheep! knit one... and then you go back and under. now you try. knit one go back and under. i did it! i can knit. look i knitted a scarf! nick, it's only one stitch.
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but it's a great stitch. wouldn't you say this was a great stitch? well, i know what feleecia would say. what? baaaaa! (laugh) baaaaaaaaaa! welcome to hat chat. today we are interviewing our friend gecko! one of the greatest hiders in the world! i am the hiding master! tell me gecko, what makes you such a good hider. where did he go...? amazing speed, right. but watch this! watch what? he's gone again! yoo hoo... that's called camouflage! see, my colours match the tree so it makes me hard to find. any other hiding tricks - where did he go? i'll bet you want to know how i did that! well, ya see i have these tiny little hairs on the bottom of my feet, and they stick to the tree and... hey? where
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did everybody go. surprise! surprise! now that's good hiding. that's a wrap with our friend gecko one of the world's greatest hiders. i am the master! ♪ ♪ the groundhog lives in a grassy place ♪ ♪ he likes to dig himself a den 'cos it's a nice cozy space ♪ ♪ i said h-e-y eh it's the groundhog way! ♪ ♪ oh yeah! ♪ ♪ he likes to get fat before he hibernates ♪ ♪ he's going to sleep away the winter ♪ ♪ 'til the weather is great ♪ ♪ i said h-e-y eh it's the groundhog way! ♪ ♪ here we go! ♪ ♪ there's lots of creatures that hibernate, ♪ ♪ like bats and frogs and even snakes ♪ ♪ they wind up tight like a ball of string ♪ ♪ and you're never gonna catch a glimpse of them until spring ♪ ♪ a long winter's nap and he's ready to eat. ♪ ♪ he lost all his fat but he got enough sleep. ♪ ♪ i said h-e-y it's the groundhog way! ♪ ♪ h-e-y- eh -ey it's the
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groundhog way! ♪ ♪ it's the groundhog way. ♪ ♪ yea! ♪ let's imagine we're wearing space suits. whoa! oh, cool! girl: it's a lot of fun to imagine things with elmo, being anything you want to be and going anywhere you want to go. shape ahoy! add a bunch of math... subtraction! and some silly song and dance... elmo: ♪ "elmo the musical" ♪ girl: you get... ♪ "elmo the musical" ♪ "elmo the musical"! this is elmo's story. anything can happen. announcer: weekdays on an all-new season of "sesame street," and watch anytime at announcer: coming soon to pbs kids, a special submarine adventure... down submarine! announcer: on "dinosaur train." all: ooo! the new "dinosaur train submarine adventure" on pbs kids, monday, february 18, and watch "dinosaur train" anytime at
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funding for this adventure is brought to you in part by: viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. ♪ hola! the cat in the hat sure knows a lot about animals. do you? what animal is this? an armadillo! right! armadillos are really neat. they can't see very well, but they have a great sense of smell and sticky tongues to help catch insects which is what they eat. they can also sleep up to 16 hours a day just like a baby! you can learn more about animals with the cat in the hat at now let's go on a reading adventure with "super why!" rosa: hi. i'm miss rosa from pbs kids with martha ... martha: from martha speaks. rosa: it's easy to help your kids learn anytime, anywhere. right martha? martha: right. like at the doctor's office. mom: what rhymes with toy?
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kid: boy. martha: or when you're walking the dog. mom: what letter does that sign start with? girl: s! rosa: visit for more tips and free games like these that make it fun for your child to learn to read. martha: so remember... martha and rosa: anytime is learning time.


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