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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. [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. 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 ♪
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♪ you've got to listen to your heart, listen to the beat ♪ ♪ listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street ♪ ♪ 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... (bell ringing) (microphone feedback) arthur: welcome to the world wide teaching championships! in this corner, defending his title, the sultan of schooling, the homework hammer, nigel ratburn!
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(crowd cheering) mr. ratburn's looking good, but he's going to have to bring his a+ game tonight. he hasn't faced this tough an opponent since lenny "long division" spitz in last year's math melee. capital of benin? porto-novo. the moons of mars? phobos and deimos. and in the other corner, the dynamo of data, the number-crunching crusher from cupertino, california, the challenger! (squeaking) i've never seen anything like it! oh, poor mr. ratburn! i can't look! (gulps) i want a good clean match. okay, shake hands. (screen whirring) the pseudometa corporation has chosen your class to test out its new smartboard for two weeks. "the hugo 3.0 is the latest advancement
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"in user-based technology, with a 14 tera... terabyte ergonium cpu and..." well, i'll let you all figure it out. you have fun! francine: turn it on, mr. ratburn! i'm trying to, francine. may i? be my guest. (beeping) ahh! hello. my name is hugo. good morning, nigel. how did you know my name? i am equipped with both face- and voice-recognition technology. does that sufficiently answer your question? uh, yes. hugo, do you know what we're having for lunch today? can we watch movies? do you have dark bunny vs. dr. origami in 3-d? (kids talking excitedly) mr. ratburn: class. before we start using the smartboard, i must read the instruction manual.
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which, um, might take some time. if you like, i can stay after class and help you go through it. thank you, alan, but i think i can manage. see you after class. (beeping) (whirring) (beeping) brain: well, that's it, we've gone through the whole manual. it says here, "pseudometa corp. guarantees that hugo is 100% accurate."
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how is that possible? i mean, nothing is 100% accurate. normally i'd agree with you, alan. but i've never seen anything like hugo. he really is amazing. thank you, nigel. you're welcome, hugo. today we'll learn about the early history of our very own elwood city. does anybody know what it used to be in prehistoric times? oh! a landing pad for aliens? (hugo buzzes) i'm sorry, that is incorrect. elwood city was a swamp. mr. ratburn: now it's a bustling town. but what was it that spurred it's growth? anyone? (beeping) hugo? the growth of the logging industry was what drove the development of elwood city. that's right. when the first steam-powered sawmill was built here, elwood city was catapulted into the industrial age. and the man who had this sawmill built was none other than our founder, jacob katzenellenbogan.
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i'm sorry. that is incorrect. (students gasp) i beg your pardon? you said that the man responsible for building the first steam- powered sawmill in elwood city was jacob katzenellenbogan. (buzzing) that iincorrect. no, it isn't. i'm quite sure, hugo. perhaps you do not know what the word "incorrect" means. (students muttering) synonyms are "mistaken," "faulty," "wrong." yes, yes, i know what the word "incorrect" means. the man who had the first steam-powered sawmill built in elwood city was named francis wheaton, known as "wheaty" to his friends. was born in 1866... that's enough, hugo. i guess i'll just have to take your word for it. that is an excellent choice, nigel, given the fact that i'm 100% accurate. mr. ratburn wrong? i can't believe it!
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neither can i. how's the testing on the hugo 3.0 coming? here's the latest error report. hmm, missed a few dates, some facts... 98% accurate is good enough. we'll call it 100%. (beeping) but that would be a lie, dave. who's going to care about a little two percent? people who go to libraries? if our marketing strategy is right, hugo will replace libraries. (laughing) (gasps) brain: i tried researching early elwood city history on the internet, but there wasn't a lot of information. some things can still only be found in books.
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here. elwood city: past, present and future. brain: "the opening of the first steam-powered sawmill was reported by the elwood city gazette." aha! elwood city gazette. spring 1902. the equilateral triangle is a triangle in which all three sides are...? arthur? of equal length? correct. and just for fun, can anyone tell me what asian country has an equilateral triangle on its flag? yes, well, it is a toughie. how about you, hugo? are you stumped as well? the equilateral triangle is featured in the flag of the philippines. hmm. that's correct. a-b-i-l-i-t-y. ability. mr. ratburn: excellent, francine. you might consider entering this year's spelling bee.
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speaking of which... hugo, what was the winning word in last year's national spelling bee? cymotrichous. c-y-m-o-t-r-i-c-h-o-u-s. it means "having wavy hair." shall i put it in a sentence? no, no, that won't be necessary. let's move on. what is the largest painting in the world? mother earth by swedish artist david aberg. what is the smallest? fish, by j sha. oldest! the cave paintings in chauvet, france. all right, all right! what about... ah, here we go. what is the traditional stringed instrument of mauritania? the tidnit. (tidnit playing) (sighs) very good, hugo. thank you, nigel. hugo's amazing! i can't believe it! whoa, he's the best!
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yes, here it is. elwood city gazette, 1902. you should find what you're looking for in here. thanks. it's just wonderful to see someone researching the old-fashioned way. aha! i'll bet you didn't know that, did you, hugo? i've got him where i want him! (crazed laughter) good morning, everyone. today we will start with a pop quiz. (students groaning) not to worry, it's just for hugo. there's only one question, and it concerns the subject of... puppetry. in the traditional turkish shadow puppet plays of the ottoman period, there were two main puppets. one was named karagoz. what was the name of the other one?
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(beeping) hugo doesn't know! mr. ratburn finally stumped him. hacivat. the name of the other puppet was hacivat. (cheering) (chair moves) well, hugo, i guess... you win. brain: wait! you were right! the man responsible for building the first steam-powered sawmill in elwood city was jacob katzenellenbogan! but hugo said... i found a copy of the elwood city gazette from the day the sawmill opened. here it clearly states that jacob katzenellenbogan was the owner and man behind the project. but in the caption, it misidentifies francis wheaton, the architect, as the owner. that's probably why hugo made the mistake. (hugo beeps) that is incorrect, alan. i am not capable of making mistakes. i thought you might say that.
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that's why i looked for jacob's last living descendant. hugo, meet alfred katzenellenbogan. here's a document that proves my great-uncle was the man who had that mill built. that man must not be alfred katzenellenbogan. what?! take it back, flat-face! it's all right. i can handle this. hugo, i'm afraid it's time to admit that you are not 100% accurate. let's discuss this calmly, nigel, but i can give you my complete assurance that i'm... (rapid beeping) hands on user gringle on-schmoopy. i seem to be getting ♪ daisy, daisy, give me your answer... ♪ oh... good-bye, nigel. (explosion) (students cheering) mr. ratburn won! mr. ratburn: class, class, it's not as if it were a competition. mr. katzenellenbogan, would you share some of your memories of early elwood city with us?
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i'd be delighted. once, my great-uncle took me on a tour of that sawmill. the noise was so loud i stuck cotton in my ears... and now... my name is jaden, and this is my third-grade class. and that's our teacher, miss jones, and this is our interactive whiteboard. it's connected to the computer. i don't like when the whiteboard's smarter than i am. miss jones kind of knows how to use the interactive whiteboard. we're all set. (class cheering) jaden: we're studying pioneers, so we were doing a big trivia game on our interactive whiteboard. what do they call cowboys in spanish? a. vaqueros, b. adobe, c. farmer, or d. spaniards. team: we think it's a. miss jones: yes, that is correct. (cheering) the pioneers were people from a long time ago who went from the eastern part of america down to the western part of america.
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this group of kids came up with the questions for the trivia game. why do people choose to settle in the west? then we return them to miss jones and she'll type them onto the computer and the computer will tell them to the interactive whiteboard. and then there was two teams. we'd read the question and then we'd tap the right answer that we thought it was. miss jones: awesome, you are right. the first picture round was the pioneer school room. we had to take out the things that did not belong. if you want to drag something, you use your finger and you slide it wherever you want. jaden: it's bigger than a computer, so you can do more on it with more people than you can do with a computer. so you have your wagon, and you're packing up to move west. they need tools. jaden: we had to put the right stuff in the wagon to go west. i think they would take the rocking chair. fantastic. we're going to do the violin. miss jones: yes, correct.
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(cheering) jaden: using the interactive whiteboard made learning about pioneers more fun. and now... dw is not the most patient person in the world. to see what i mean, all you have to do is bake cookies with her. dw: are they ready? are they ready? are they ready? are they ready? are they ready? (sizzling) careful, they're still hot! (blowing rapidly) and to see how really impatient she is, all you have to do is go on a car ride with her. dw: are we there yet? arthur: no. dw: how about now? no. now? dw! and holidays are the worst. presents, presents, presents! arthur: dw! you have to wait till mom and dad get up. another time dw gets really impatient is when...
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dw: is the show starting? not yet. why not? this opening is going on forever. make it start now! just a few more grains of... now, now, now! (kids laughing) alfred, i said wear a "tie," not a pie! (laughing) i can never figure out why they find that picture box so amusing. neither can i. it's a completely meaningless display of sounds and images. it can't be good for you. i know! let's distract them with the noise box! (laughing) okay, it's my tv time. no, it isn't! is too!
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and you're too old to watch alfred! (both groaning) arthur: dark bunny was a rerun! hey, this is better than the show. (piano playing) mei lin can play the piano? just a few notes. but that's not all... say hello. heh-whoa! and watch this. push the lever, mei lin. (burps) (giggles) see? she's a genius, just like her older brother. wow, that's amazing! i wonder if kate can do those things. say "hello," kate. come on, say "hello." (speaking gibberish) what on earth is she doing? i don't know. she seems to be having some sort of fit. ahh!
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there. that snapped her out of it. good thinking, kate. dw: come on, kate. just one wave. like this. (sighs) (sheep bleating) arthur, we have a problem. i think kate's broken. what? i spent half an hour doing this to her... and you know what she did? nothing! she didn't even burp. she'll do all that stuff when she's ready. kate's just fine. but what if she isn't? what if she turns out like you? what's that supposed to mean? oh, you wouldn't understand. arthur: i turned out pretty well. dw: "pretty well" isn't good enough. it's only good enough for people like you. kate, something's definitely the matter with dw. i was thinking the same thing. she stood over me going like this...
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for what seemed like forever. what do you think is wrong with her? let's see, it all started when mei lin played the noise box... (piano notes) (eerie music) (electricity flowing) (speaking gibberish) hmm... (pop) curious. if that's the case, then perhaps a different set of sounds can make her better. capital idea. let's try it out. thanks for coming, brain. i just need to know if kate's above average, below average, or... just average-average. i'm happy to. child development is fascinating! i've always wondered what stopped my peers' brains from developing as mine did.
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this simple peg board is for measuring intelligence. all you have to do is put the peg into the right hole. like so. kate... (speaking gibberish) i think she wants me to put this thing in the hole. what on earth for? i don't know. she must be having one of her fits. now's the time to try out our theory! see if a series of sounds cures her. (banging) no. no, that's all wrong! you want to... here, try this triangle one. (banging) (gasps) huh? (louder banging) she failed, didn't she? oh no! my poor little sister!
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oh dear. that didn't work, did it? i'll say. it's only one test, dw. hardly conclusive. let's do some object permanence experiments. what's that? most babies think that if they can't see an object, it doesn't exist. advanced children tend to know it's still there. (speaking gibberish) why'd he put the ball behind his back? but are you sure it's behind his back? could it be... right here! oh, pal! (laughing) too true! how can anyone say for sure where a thing really is? (speaking gibberish) ahh! poor child! don't worry, kate. we will get to the bottom of this! we'll give her lessons: blocks, peek-a-boo, easy words.
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i want that girl talking one week from today! it might be hard. she is only one year old. so? what do you think i was doing when i was one? beats me. you didn't invent me until you were three. i'll tell you what i was doing: studying, working, and studying some more! at least, i think that's what i was doing. i don't really remember. but i turned out like this somehow. and now kate needs me! dw needs me! but it could be ages until we find the right combination of sounds. there must be something else that can cure her! but what? i don't know, pal. but i'll find it. she's my sister. i can't see her suffer like this. (whining) (doorbell rings) very good, mei lin!
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and how does a lion roar? (roars) (roars back) (roars) come on, kate! roar with me! (roars) no? how about the pig? (oinking) (meowing) (roaring) (crowing like a rooster) kate: it gets worse every day. can you help us, mei lin? whenever binky behaves oddly, i tend to copy him and for some reason that seems to calm him down. (still making noises) i wouldn't know where to begin. oh, let's give the cat the pig legs! cats are very piggy, after all. mei lin: i like it! (laughing) oh that's rich! dw: no, kate, the pig bottom
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goes with the pig top. here, let me show you. would you just leave her alone already? don't listen to arthur, kate. you know i'm just trying to help you, don't you? actually, arthur's right. sometimes babies do the most amazing things when you just ignore them. (beeping) (laughing) kate, i'm just going to ignore you now, but it's not because i don't care, okay? (sighs)
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oh, how old is your baby? seventeen. and she's my sister. ahh! (giggling in a deep voice) oh! (speaking gibberish) (making animal calls) (crowing) woof! oink! roar! kate: she's my older sister. down, dw! heel! i just want you to know... i'll always love you, kate. ee joon winto gobbo... (sniffles) ah bobbays loop noo, dee dubba wu. (gasps) you just said my name! you said dw! dee dubba wu. you are a genius!
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(kissing) hey, everyone, kate just said my name! she said my name! what just happened? i think i just cured dw. how? did you bang the spoon against the high chair? or hypnotize her? no. i just copied the way her mouth moved. you know, kate, don't take this personally but people are the most illogical, strange and frustrating creatures on the planet. still, they do know how to make a top-notch ham-bone. (chewing) ♪ hi, i'm marc brown. i write and illustrate the arthur books. there's a secret about the arthur books that i bet you didn't know. in almost all the arthur books, i hide the names of my kids: tolon, tucker and eliza. this is probably one of the hardest to find a name hidden. if you look very carefully on arthur's desk, the pencil holder has eliza's name. here their names are hidden
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on the ends of these baby beds in the hospital. see if you can find their names. announcer: it's "curious george." 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. [ female announcer ] fun for everyone makes a family strong. 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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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? 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. stocks fell on worries that china might... announcer: the new pbs for ipad app.
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you'll never know what you'll find. [dog barks] announcer: available now in the app store. 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... ion 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 ♪
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♪ then what happened was bizarre... ♪ on the way to martha's stomach, the letters lost their way. they traveled to her brain, and now... ♪ she's got a lot to say ♪ now she speaks... how now, brown cow? ♪ martha speaks ♪ yeah, she speaks and speaks and speaks ♪ ♪ and speaks and speaks... what's a caboose? when are we eating again? ♪ martha speaks... hey, joe, what do you know? my name's not joe. ♪ she's not always right, but still that martha speaks... ♪ hi, there. ♪ she's got the voice, she's ready to shout ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ sometimes wrong, but seldom in doubt ♪ ♪ martha will tell you what it's all about ♪ ♪ that dog's unique... testing, one, two. ♪ hear her speak ♪ martha speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks and... ♪ ♪ communicates, enumerates, elucidates, exaggerates ♪ ♪ indicates and explicates ♪ bloviates and overstates and... ♪ (panting) ♪ hyperventilates! ♪ martha-- to reiterate-- martha speaks. ♪ td: and now for the martha report. today we look at words like "outgoing" and "self-confident."
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my colleague is incorrect. today's words are words like "timid" and "bashful." it's pretty impulsive to come out here without knowing which words we're doing today. like "impulsive," for instance. today's words are words like "kind" and "sweet." nasty. i'm sorry? "nasty." it's one of the words. and "shallow and "vicious." sweet. vicious. sweet! it's the news fairy! relax, you two. you're both right. just watch! (moaning) (sighs with exhaustion) ah! (skits barks) ooh! so much for cooling off. (phone rings) hello? how long before tiffany blatsky's pool party? one day. that's one day too long. i know. hey, did you see she's having a floating ice sculpture this year?
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and a band. and a slushy machine! i'm so hot i may sit in my bathtub till then. (martha shudders) what a horrible idea! ("call waiting" beeps) hold on. someone's beeping. hello? (in nasal voice): hey. truman laminated... do you have a cold? no. wait. (in normal voice): truman laminated some playing cards. we're going to sit in a baby pool and play go fish. want to come? martha? sounds risky. is there shampoo involved? (barks) i don't think so. we're in. we'll be right over. (kids giggling) whoa! (barks) hey! watch it! hours of entertainment. how is this different from a bathtub? it's a different sort of experience altogether. how? it's water from a faucet in a round thing. don't ruin this for me, okay?
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(giggles) give me all your twos. go fish. (takes a deep breath) where's alice? on her way. give me all your sevens. go fish. alice: hey, guys! sorry i'm late. i ran out of sunscreen. you could have used some of ours. uh-uh. i have to use a special brand because i'm so fair-skinned. i get such bad sunburn. anyway, the store didn't have my brand. so i went to another store. they didn't have my brand either. so i went to another store. (baby giggling) whoa! ow! stingy! stingy! finally, i found it. they changed the color of the tube, though. you are obsessed with sunscreen. i have to be because of my complexion. complexion? never heard of it. "complexion" means the color of your skin.
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whoo-hoo! i'm so fair-skinned, i bet i could get burned just thinking about sun. i'm fair, but i don't usually burn if i put on sunscreen before i go out. it's not just fair skin that gets burned. i have a dark complexion, and i sunburn. really? yeah. it is no fun. tell me about it. once when i was little, ronald and i were playing at dog head lake. oh! alice: i didn't notice anything wrong until i got home. ow! stingy! stingy! alice?! didn't you put on sunscreen? uh-uh. i had a t-shirt on. ow! ow, ow-ow, ow. ow-ow, ow-ow. ow. ow. (kids giggle, skits barks) you got sunburned through a shirt? that's right.
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since then, i never go out without sunscreen. it's just too ow-ey. uh, you just finished doing that. well, it might have washed off in the sprinkler. again? i might have sweat it off. don't tell me you ate it off. i'm not the sort of kid who takes chances. duck, duck, duck... whoa! alice... i know, i know. i use a lot of sunscreen. no. you better go inside. what? am i red? not red exactly. pink? no. uh... not pink. well, what? what color am i? sort of a bronzy... browny... orange! (yelling)
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you look fine to me. of course i can't see color. this is the worst sunburn ever. i'll say. not only are you sunburned, your shirt is, too! mmm, it's not sunburn. it's not? it's dye. she's going to die?! no! (upset): oh, no! (wailing): no! (sobbing) no! not d-i-e. d-y-e. like the stuff you use to color easter eggs. didn't you read the label? isn't it my brand? yes, but it's a self-tanning sunscreen. it has a chemical that dyes your skin. who would want to dye their skin orange? i think that only happens if you use too much. (gasps) how do i get it off? (alice groaning)
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rub harder! sweetheart, i think it's going to have to wear off. but mom, i don't have time! tiffany blatsky's pool party is tomorrow. (yells) oh, honey. it's not that bad. why, i bet no one will even notice. holy cow! (guffaws) my sister looks like a traffic cone! (gasps) (sobbing) oh, no! alice, come back! yeah, i want to get a picture! helen: not going to tiffany's party? but alice, you have to! i can't. i'm just feeling too timid. timid? you're not timid. timid means you're shy. you're the least timid person i know. you're very outgoing. yeah, well, looking like a walking carrot kind of zaps the old confidence. ronald: smile! (shrieks) rats! blurry. could be a sunset. okay. we need ideas. tiffany's party is tomorrow.
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we've got until then to get alice's complexion back to normal. i brought you some of my mom's body scrub. "removes old skin and produces a fresh, dewy glow in minutes." well? how do i look? uh, like a fresh, dewy orange? (yells) (growls) too much flash. makes her look peach. my grandma says lemons fade freckles. the way i see it, your skin is like a bunch of big orange freckles that grew together. not helping. sorry. no. i mean the lemons. they're not helping. are they? no. but you smell zesty. alice? are you sure? mm-hmm. do you know how rough those things are? they're worse than sandpaper. mm-hmm, just do it.
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(cats meowing, alice groaning) gross! rough tongues, rough tongues! (whimpers) i can't watch. (sniffing) but i can clean up. (groans) if that didn't remove the dye, nothing will. too bad tiffany's not having a party just for dogs. it's all black and white to us. that's it! we've been going about this all wrong. instead of trying to remove the dye, we should just make alice look as if she looks like everyone else. uh, she would look like everyone else if she wasn't orange. yeah. but i'm talking about a way where you don't have to get rid of the orange. what? dog-vision sunglasses. all: dog-vision sunglasses? dog-vision sunglasses. when you wear dog-vision sunglasses, you see everything in black and white.
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we go to tiffany's, see? and we dance around, all outgoing and friendly. it's the same thing. what? outgoing and friendly. they're the same. "outgoing" means you're very friendly and like to meet people. it's not very friendly of you to point that out right now. sorry. td: so we're all being outgoing. and when no one's looking, we switch the regular sunglasses with our dog-vision sunglasses. then alice shows up and no one notices she's orange, because with their dog-vision sunglasses, everything is black and white. cool! td? do those sort of glasses really exist? no. but it would be nice if they did. (truman sighs) too bad we can't make alice look like everyone else. maybe we can! (whispering) (giggling): i like it.
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(whispering) it's for a good cause. hmm... i covered for you in the school play, remember? i'll do it. it's really important. a kid's reputation depends on it. i knew i could depend on you. (laughing) martha: i told everyone i could think of. do you think they'll do it? of course they will. (knock on door) helen said she found a way for you to blend in. uh-uh, i'm not going. why are you so bashful? if "bashful" means orange, i can't help it. i've been dyed. no. bashful is the same as timid. it means you're shy. mom! i look like a gumdrop with glasses. of course i'm bashful. well, don't be. you'll have fun.
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(sighs) fine. i can't wait for everyone to see you. you look like a little squash. i'd like to squash you. what? well? what do you think? we didn't want you to feel self-conscious about being orange. you guys! where's ronald going? martha: maybe he's self-conscious about not being orange. (yelling) hello. we hope you never dye your skin orange. but if you do, we hope you've learned a lesson from us and will wear your orange with confidence. when you're confident, it means you feel good about yourself. don't be bashful and hide in your room. no. be outgoing. hold your head up high and walk with confidence.
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whoa! and if people stare, pay them no mind. be confident that though you are orange, you still look great. (groans) it'll wear off. are you confident about that? yes, i am. thanks. you've restored my confidence. ready? ready! okay, milo, you call it. red rover, red rover, send skits right over! (barks) figures. (barking) hey, cuz! hey! hey?! oh, sorry. i've been looking all over for you. i've got some big, big news. big news? did you find a gigantic dinosaur bone like mine? no, it's much cuter than an old bone. (yipping) all: a puppy!
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isn't she sweet? i'll say! can i hold her? what's her name? lily. let us get a sniff. a puppy! carolina? i didn't think you liked dogs. (whispering): i don't. but lily was so cute. plus, she matched my purse. see? you got a dog because it matched your purse? that's kind of shallow, don't you think? no, it's deep. see? she's a perfect fit. that's not the kind of shallow alice meant. when you say someone is shallow that means you think they don't care or think about important things. that is so not true! i'm not shallow! i put a lot of thought into adopting this puppy. there was a white and beige puppy, too. and i have a white and beige bag, so i had to figure out which bag i use more often. exactly how did you get permission to adopt a dog? yeah. kazuo won't let you adopt unless you get permission from your parents. i had tiffany blatsky call and pretend to be my grandmother.
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what? (gasping) i just had to have her! i just love, love, love her. icky! no licking. so what type of puppy is she? a maltese, silly! can't you tell? hmm. huh. isn't a maltese a really small dog? yeah. so? she's got really big paws. so if lily's not a maltese, ¿qué tipo de perro es? what type of dog is she? i don't know. maybe doberman. carolina: doberman? yeah. she's black and brown like they are. i think she's a rottweiler. they're black and brown, too. (carolina gasps) martha: there could be bulldog in there-- she's kind of pigeon-toed. carolina: eww! yuck. i think she's a poodle. carolina: a poodle? alice: she has curly ears. helen: she's probably a mix of a bunch of different kinds of breeds. she's a bullweilerdoberdoodle. carolina: a bullweilerdoberdoodle?
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if she's got poodle in her, she might be hypoallergenic. hypoallergenic? does that mean ugly? helen (laughing): no. hypoallergenic means that if you're allergic to dogs, lily won't make you sneeze. but what if you're allergic to ugly? you're worried about how she'll look? now, that is really shallow. it's not just that. i don't know anything about bullweilerdoberdoodles. what type of dogs are they? i know how we can find out. these are all movies starring lily's different dog breeds. i figure we'll get a better idea of the breeds' temperaments if we can see them in action. lily, come! come on, lily. (frustrated groan) td: everybody ready? can i hold lily? be my guest. the first movie is about a guy and two dobermans who get locked in a store at night. hey, that sounds like when we got locked in grimbles. (barks)
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(barking on tv) (screaming) that wasn't like grimbles at all. those dogs were vicious! td: now hang on a minute. any dog can be mean and nasty if it isn't treated right. besides, i think those dobermans were just acting. carolina: yeah-- acting nasty. let's check out the rottweiler. okay. i've got that breed right here. what's this about? it's a kid named damey-something. i can't make out his name. but he's got a really big rottweiler. (growling) next. i couldn't find anything on bulldogs, but there's this documentary on pit bulls. (gasping): eww, icky! i don't want a dog that looks like that! come on, lily. helen: carolina? carolina, wait! carolina! where are you going? to the shelter. why? to give lily back.
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(everyone disapproving at once) no quiero un perro vicioso! i can't keep this vicious dog! (yips) vicious? lily's not vicious. yeah, "vicious" means someone is really mean and can hurt you. lily's a sweet, little puppy. puppies grow into dogs. face it, she's a bad dog waiting to happen. (yips) helen: carolina, you're being impulsive. no, i'm not. no soy impulsiva. "impulsive" means you do things without really thinking about them first. this isn't sudden. i've been thinking of getting rid of this puppy the whole way here. what was impulsive was me adopting a dog in the first place. i mean me, with a dog? i'm just not the type. (clears throat): hard to argue with that. it'd be cruel of me to keep her. i don't have the patience or temperament to raise a dog. well, that's true.
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i'll be a bad owner. remember my fish? mr. floaty? (everyone shudders) lily deserves better. i could adopt her from you. i could adopt lily. my dad said i could get a puppy. i just need to ask him. what are we waiting for? somebody get this kid a phone! she's the best, dad! her name is lily and she's super sweet. no, dad, i'm not being impulsive. i've wanted a dog for a long time, and i know it's a lot of responsibility, and i promise to take care of her. what type of breed is she? a bullweilerdoberdoodle. that's a poodle and... some other kinds. um, bulldog, rottweiler, doberman. but the poodle means she's hypoallergenic. no, she's not vicious. she's got a great temperament. she's really sweet and meek and... but dad! he says he thinks she'll be too mean and i can't keep her.
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you're getting a bum rap, lily. (barks) so we have to take her back to the shelter? (groaning) don't worry, i have a better idea. thank your mom so, so, so much for agreeing to foster lily. she's happy to do it. we're pros at fostering now. (hisses) don't pay any attention to that nasty old cat. so, how does fostering work? well, you remember martha's friend, the kitten, right? mm-hmm. it's just like that. when you foster a pet, you take care of it until it finds a forever home. hear that, lily? even if you can't stay with me, you'll never go back to the shelter again. (doorbell rings) lily has to go back to the shelter. what's wrong? is she bothering nelson? no, nelson is bothering her. he's got a nasty temperament. he's so mean. he pounces on her out of nowhere.
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he's really scaring her. don't worry, i've got an idea. you have to foster lily. i can't. my dad's allergic. but lily's a bullweilerdoberdoodle. she's hypoallergenic. oh, right! i forgot! come here, little girl! (doorbell rings) she has to go back to the shelter. she's not hypoallergenic? no, she is, but she's not housebroken. my mom says no way. helen! come help me with the groceries, please. helen: be right there. helen? what are you doing with that puppy? trying to housebreak her. remember how you kept skits and me on leashes until we were housebroken... so we wouldn't sneak off and have accidents in the house? (chuckles) i know all about housebreaking techniques. what i don't know is why is there a puppy in this house?
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(phone rings) hello? hola, tía mariela. i was just calling to see if milo adopted my puppy okay. your puppy? yeah, i got it to go with my handbag. but then i realized i was a little impulsive, so i got rid of it. may i speak to your father, please? a puppy is not a shirt you throw away when you don't want it anymore. lily is your responsibility. but what if she's vicious? she won't be as long as you love her and take good care of her. mom's right. look at me-- i'm part pit bull. eww, you are? uh-huh. and i'm a big ol' marshmallow. you just have to teach dogs the right way to behave, and they can all be marshmallows like martha. bye-bye, lily. you come and visit us often, okay? (sighing): this is awful. why? she's a really sweet puppy. i don't mean awful for me-- awful for lily. i'm really not the kind of person who should have a pet. (barks)
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good thinking! skits has a way to solve your problem. really? boy, i am desperate-- i'm taking advice from a dog. and even though she's a bullweilerdoberdoodle, she's not the least bit vicious at all. as long as you teach her the right way to behave, she'll be a big ol' marshmallow. (laughing): i can see that. milo: lily! aw, sweet puppy. well, do you still want her, son? do i! (milo laughing, lily yipping) skits was right. he knew milo's dad just needed to see lily to know she wasn't vicious. not so fast. what? i thought you didn't want lily. i don't. but that doesn't mean i'll give her to just anybody. i have to make sure she'll be cared for. where is she going to sleep? you'll have to get her a doggy bed. i will, i will! what about a place to exercise? do you have a fenced-in yard? no, but i'll walk her all the time
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and take her to the park and take her swimming and everything. hmm, you'll need to keep those wires out of the way. and get her lots of chew toys. mm-hmm. hmm... okay, she's all yours. all right! thanks, carolina. i'll be really sweet and kind to lily. i promise. (sighing): thank you, skits. that was a great idea. i feel so much better. because you got rid of that puppy? no, because i know she's in the right forever home now. come on, skits, race you to our forever home. wait for me! i'm coming too! wait for me! how can i put out a paper with a big blank space in the front? that's not a newspaper. that's stationery. we just need one more story. i've got it! oh, not another scary cat story. scary cat? where?! (giggling) oh, i see. you were just... okay, no, actually, i was going to say
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i know someone who can help us. both: who? do you have a story to tell? if so, go to the "martha's stories" page at and check out the "town crier" game. write up your story. make a puzzle that includes any words you like. include the weather. and then print it up. and hurry! i have a deadline. meet up at personality words? let's watch again. bashful is the same as timid. it means you're shy. temperament means what someone is like most of the time. outgoing and friendly-- they're the same. outgoing means you're very friendly and like to meet people. thank you, news fairy. that's today's show. see you next time. uh, you guys? can you get me down from here? i'm really not the type that likes heights. guys? ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ who's that dog? ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ that dog is rugby. my name is allison, and rugby is a reading partner.
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"martha's family had a wonderful party trick." rugby listens to me reading to him. "her pals were scratching, sniffing or snoozing." a dog will pay attention. a dog won't say you're bad at reading. they just roll with it. "she was..." ♪ he's that dog... ♪ ♪ dog, d-d-dog, d-dog. ♪ all aboard! it's adventure time! announcer: join the adventure with all your pbs kids pals. [chattering] doesn't that sound great? weekdays on pbs kids, or any time you want at martha speaks is funded in part by... kiddie academy child care learning centers... proud supporter of pbs kids.
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providing educationally focused child care, preparing children for school and for life. kiddie academy... ion 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: 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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hi, there. dash here! i've got a great dancing game for you at let's dance along. ♪ come on, it's time to dance ♪ ♪ get on your feet and dance ♪ it's a dance party ♪ dance, dance party ♪ it's a dance party ♪ dash's dance party are you ready? dance and see if you can figure out the pattern. ♪ use your hands, clap, clap ♪ ♪ use your feet, stomp, stomp ♪ ♪ now shake your head, shake, shake ♪ ♪ 1, 2, 3, 4 ♪ use your hands, clap, clap ♪ ♪ use your feet, stomp, stomp ♪ ♪ can you guess what's next? ♪ shake your head ♪ shake, shake, shake you can keep on dancing with your favorite pbs kids friends
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on the computer at thanks for dancing! got to dash! ♪ dash's dance party (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: are designed for kids to be as active as their imaginations. all she knows is that, today, purple is her favorite color, and that's good enough for us. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george." 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 ♪
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♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ if you ask yourself, "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: the subway will take you anywhere in the city. even to ancient egypt...
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thanks to the museum. this looks great! it looks exactly like the real thing! see? george: ah... uh-huh! (chatters "what's that?") oh, that? it's a hawk. it warns people that this is the pharaoh's barge. ah. ah... my history teacher's gonna love it! at least i hope she'll love it. i really need an a. (chatters) there's only one thing left to do. huh? see if it floats. (man clears throat) aw... huh. i guess i could try it out in the bathtub. but... in ancient egypt, boats had to stand up to storms and... and rough seas and... and crocodiles!
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(sighs sadly) the bathtub probably didn't have any crocodiles. hey! (chatters) but endless park did. statues of crocodiles, that is. steve: good thinking, george. this is the perfect place to try out my boat. uh-huh. huh? (george hoots) (excited chattering and hooting) relax. i'm in fifth grade-- i'm prepared. aw. aah! oh, man, this is great! i can see if my boat holds up in bad weather. yeah! (thunder rolling) steve: she takes a dripping and keeps on, uh... floatin'.
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yeah! my history teacher's gonna be so impressed. i mean, i actually did my homework. i need an a to pass the class. (chatters) george was sure steve would get an a. his homework floated really well. unfortunately... it was floating away. (both scream) come back, boat! maybe george could make the boat move towards him. (hooting, chattering) good thinking. we can make another wave with this rock, and the splash'll send it back to shore. (steve groans) i killed my homework! (chattering) (steve gasps) it's unsinkable! i should get an a-plus! uh-huh! (both gasp) quick! catch it! (george hoots, pants)
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oh...! whoa! aw, look at it take those rapids! i am a master barge builder. (hooting, chattering) oh, yeah-- the boat. i'll probably get an a-plus-plus if i can ever catch it. ah! (yells) whoa! whoa! (both yelling) (groans) great, george-- we'll cut it off at the pass! (grunts) but... we need something to catch it with. let's use this. (grunting with effort) help me out, will ya? huh? ah. right. uh-oh. (chattering) aw...! (gasps) george! it's getting away! (george chattering) (echoes): oh, no! aah...!
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steve: excuse me. pardon me. coming through. history homework on the loose. (grunting) i got it! (george screams) steve's boat was a goner. (george yells) or it would have been, if the drain had been draining. but it wasn't. (relieved sighs) until someone cleaned it. no...! hang on, kid. you can't go down there. (moans) uh, you don't understand. my history homework is in there, and i've just gotta get it back. i've just gotta! otherwise, i'll be stuck in class with my kid sister next year! (whistles) that's rough! yeah. you're telling me. hold on. what? huh? anything that goes down a drain
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goes to the wastewater treatment plant. maybe your homework is there. then we're going there, too! george: yeah! man: hold on! it's that way. steve: thanks! aw, this is great! we go to the plant, we get my boat, bing, bang, boom, easy a! george: uh-huh, uh-huh! (gasps) aw... this is not going to be easy. (george chuckles anxiously, whimpers) so let me get this straight-- your homework just went down the drain? yes, sir. and i need to get it back. oil, grit or solid? (chatters "oil, grit or solid?" everything that comes into the wastewater treatment plant gets sorted into three categories. oh. oils-- mostly from car and truck engines; sand and grit-- from construction or sand used on icy roads in winter;
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and solids-- that means pretty much anything else that ends up in the water: old shoes, spare parts... boats? boats. they'd all be right here. (excited chattering) wait! your boat's not here. it's raining. but the sanitation worker said everything that goes down the drain goes here. yeah. uh-huh, uh-huh. it does-- except during heavy rains. the system can't handle all the storm water, and it overflows. oh! right now, the pipes and tanks are backed up, so anything on its way here isn't going to get here. (chatters a question) there. it goes down the river to the ocean. (gulps) the ocean? how am i gonna find my history homework in the ocean? woman: if your history homework is out here, we could find it. the albatross is a skimmer boat.
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she patrols the harbor for floatables. (chatters) like that. floatables are we call trash in the water that bypass the treatment plant. (groans) wow, there sure is a lot of it. and it's almost all from people littering on the street. you see, the trash gets washed out here when it rains. hey! (chattering, hooting) steve: aw. that plastic ring has got a bird. (blows whistle) don't worry. we'll help her out and then release her. oh. (chuckles) hey! (chatters excitedly) my boat! (gasps) at least i think that's my boat.
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there you are; good as new. aw, i wish i could say the same for my boat. my teacher's never gonna believe my homework went down a storm drain and got destroyed. (chatters "why?") well... i think i've used that excuse before. (school bell rings) both: aw. and then we went to the filtration plant. (george chatters) but the boat wasn't there because it was raining really hard. ooh, ooh! and when that happens, the storm water and wastewater never even makes it to the plant. (chattering) it all goes right to the ocean. trash out there is called "floatables." and this thing called a skimmer vessel goes and tries to clean everything up. uh-huh. so, in conclusion, that's why my project is dirty and smelly.
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oh-- and ancient egyptians used them and stuff. so, when it rains, everything goes into the ocean? (chatters "yeah.") that's awful! somebody ought to figure out a way to warn people. yeah. they should paint a model boat with an x through it on the street drains, so some other kid doesn't lose his history homework like i did. and while they're at it, they should paint, like, birds and fish and-and little wavy things for water on the street drains. and then, like, paint a coffee cup with an x through it, so people know not to litter because it'll end up in the ocean. (applause) that's a very good idea, steve. it is?! um, i mean, yeah, it is. uh, does this mean i get extra credit? (laughs)
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perhaps. ♪ ta-da! this was a terrific idea for a class project, steve. uh, thanks. of course... the bad news is, you won't get to be in history class with betsy next year. (sighs) all right! (both cheering) yeah! steve's grade was looking better. (wind whistling) (george chatters "uh-oh!") (grunts) aha! and so was the water, because when it comes to litter, monkeys don't monkey around. child: george is a monkey. he and bill followed the boat, and it ended up in the ocean with some trash. child 2: rebecca is from the charles river watershed association.
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this is a model of the area around a river. child: we put on pretend stuff that can pollute, like dirt,oil, salt and cow poop. what does the river look like right now? child: it was pretty clean. child 3: then we had, like, this huge rainstorm. rebecca: now i want you to look at the river. (kids ooh and aah, groan, say "whoa!") child: it got really, really dirty. rebecca: yeah. when it rains, anything that's on the ground here will go into the river. child: we explored all around the river and found lots of litter. girl: we're cleaning up all the litter around the river so the next time it rains, it doesn't flow into the river and pollute the water. anyone can do this to help the environment. narrator: in spring, good gardeners can't wait to get things growing.
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(chattering) need any more help? uh-uh. okay, i have to go help professor wiseman design a new terrarium. bye, george! george had his seed system set. first, he dug a hole. then he planted some seeds. ah! then he covered the hole. uh-huh. compass had a seed system, too. but he didn't plant seeds. he ate them. he thought it was awfully nice of george to put out a pigeon buffet. (pigeon cooing) aah! (cooing) (chatters angrily) (cooing) (hooting) compass thought this restaurant had weird rules.
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oh. (chattering) (cooing) maybe they weren't supposed to eat the seeds until george was finished. (george chatters happily; pigeons coo) huh? hey! (chatters, hoots) (hooting) or maybe you weren't supposed to eat while george was around. (hooting) (puzzled coo) (pigeons cooing) (cooing, wings flapping) huh? (pecking) (gasps) (yells) ooh... (hooting angrily)
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(chatters "uh-uh!") oh. (hooting) huh. huh? (yelling) (panting) george wished there were two of him. and then he remembered. farmer renkins protected his garden from the birds with a scarecrow. ah! so george decided to make a scarecrow, too. (chatters happily) (laughs) (hooting)
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(pigeons cooing) only... it wasn't very scary. (frustrated sigh) (hooting) (cooing) (groans) (sighs) hmm. maybe the birds were only scared away when something was moving. (chattering loudly) that was it. but how could he get it to move? he also needed more seeds. oh! seeds were easy. making a scarecrow move was hard. i heard a guy named quixote opened a new bakery up ahead. hungry? uh-huh. (surprised shout) it was the biggest pinwheel george had ever seen.
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pretty neat, huh? uh-huh! it's a windmill. ooh! yep. (cackles) it grinds my grain for me. (hoots, chatters "ah!") (george laughs) let me show you how it works. when the wind blows, it pushes the sails just like wind pushes a sailboat along the water, but since sails are attached to the mill, instead of moving forward, they spin around. ooh. (chatters) some people use windmills to make electricity. george: oh! i use mine to make flour and butter. well, i'll be! what do you think, george? ooh. quixote: that's the butter churner. oh.
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quixote: those stones grind the grain into flour for bread. bread and butter go together like... well... (chuckles) ...bread and butter. uh-huh! mmm. that is pretty amazing. my windmill? mm! no! your butter. i didn't know a windmill could do that. oh, you can use a windmill to move just about anything. ah? yes, this one's a pepper mill. (sniffs, sneezes) oh. (chatters "oh, yeah") that was it. george could use a windmill to make his scarecrow move... (pigeons coo) ...and george's garden could finally grow. (laughs, hoots happily)
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ah! uh-huh! (pigeons cooing) (groaning) he was going to need a bigger windmill. luckily, george knew a perfect place for finding things-- the recycling room. (chuckles) hmm... now, what did mr. quixote say? if you're building a windmill, you need sails. a sturdy base. uh-huh! something for the sails to spin around and something to make the scarecrow move. (gasps) (laughs) now that he had the windmill parts...
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...he just had to put them together. (cooing) huh? (chattering) time to take those sails for a spin. (groans) but his windmill stopped short. so george gave his windmill a leg up-- four of them. aha! (grunting) (hooting) when you're making a windmill... yah! (gasps)'s easy to get wrapped up in your work. ay, ay, ay, ay. so george gave his sails a trim. (chatters "huh") his sails moved...
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but his windmill didn't. oh. what was he missing? quixote: when the wind blows, it pushes the sails. narrator: and then george realized these were too loose, so he got more sticks and attached the sails with tape. (chatters excitedly) hmm. george could push his sails, but the wind couldn't. (chatters sadly) (sighs) mr. quixote's sails were stiff. ooh. maybe that gave the wind more to push against. (chattering) ah! uh-huh. so george made his sails stiff.
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(chattering) (cooing) (cheering) all his windmill needed now was a scarecrow mover. (chuckles) at last, his windmill was finished, and it was a good thing, too... huh? ...because he was out of tape. now he just had to wait for the wind. (chatters "hey!") (chattering) and get a weight for his windmill. ah. (chatters "aha!") (grunting)
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(chatters "all right!") (pigeons cooing) (hooting happily) george had done it. he'd made his scarecrow move. (laughs) (cooing) but he did feel bad for compass and his friends. (chatters "hey") (straining): whew. (chattering happily) (chatters excitedly) (pigeons cooing) (humming) now the pigeons could eat their food while george grew his. boy: george is a monkey. girl: george is a monkey. he figured out how to use wind power to make the scarecrow move.
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boy: we are playing with the wind today. boy 2: if the wind's going fast enough, we can fly our kite. you need a lot of wind speed to get the kite in the air. boy 3: it's called an anemometer. boy 2: it shows you how fast the wind's going. boy 3: the anemometer was made with four cups, some cardboard and the wooden stick. boy 2: our anemometer has one red cup so we can count how many times it spins. done! in ten seconds, it went four times around. boy 2: not fast enough to fly the kite. then the wind picked up a little. ...eight, nine... done! it turned nine times in ten seconds. boy 2: there is enough wind to get the kite up. wind is interesting because it's natural energy. announcer: get ready for a pbs kids voyage to the bottom of the sea. mr. conductor: all aboard! announcer: ...for a submarine adventure on "dinosaur train." this is gonna be awesome. wait. that's my line.
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announcer: dive into a spectacular underwater event. buddy: it's the dinosaur train submarine. it can take us to any part of any ocean. are we there yet? well, don, even at this speed, it'll take a little while. announcer: it's the "dinosaur train submarine adventure" on pbs kids monday, february 18, and watch "dinosaur train" anytime at announcer: astronaut monkey... spy monkey...cowboy monkey... he's everybody's favorite monkey-- ha ha...i'a love 'tis monkee! announcer: watch "curious george"! weekdays on pbs kids or watch your favorite monkey anytime you want at (george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: we believe that learning and curiosity go hand in hand. early learning academy, proud sponsor of pbs kids and curious george. early learning academy, have over 90 years of first steps behind them.
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what he does know is that, today, he's started walking, and life got a whole lot more exciting. stride rite is a proud sponsor of "curious george." funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: hola! curious george loves to play games, so let's play a matching game. ready? which hat belongs to the firefighter? is it the red hat or the yellow hat? the red hat! right! the red hat! this hat belongs to the man with the yellow hat, and you can play more games with him and curious george at now do you know who this hat belongs to? it's the cat in the hat, and "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that" is next!
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stocks fell on worries that china might... announcer: the new pbs for ipad app.
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you'll never know what you'll find. [dog barks] announcer: available now in the app store. hi. it's me--coach hooper-- and i've got my special whistle, which means it's time to get up and exercise! [boing] 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 superheroes. ♪ take off into the air ♪ jump up and take right off ♪ into the sky ♪ with all your might ♪ now fly through the air ♪ like a bird, like a plane ♪ over the city and the trees ♪ yeah! and lift that building ♪ use your strength and lift ♪ you're super, you're a hero ♪ you're strong, lift on awesome job!
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and if you want to try out more exercises with me, just visit anytime you want. see you soon! 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) [laughing] look, nick! the wind's blown garbage all over the back yard again! oh no! who will clean up all this mess, sally? sounds like a job for the.... super-cleaner-uppers! when trash strikes - we clean up! we're the... super-cleaner-uppers! uh oh! eugh! slimy, rotten apple core alert! i'm not picking that up! me neither! it's yucky! you need a super-duper cleaner-upper!
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it's the cat! the cat in the hat! there's no trash this cat can't handle! eughhhh! what is that? it's a yucky apple core. the yuckiest of all yucky apple cores! uh huh. i... uh... eughh! i can't do it! i just can't do it! we can't just leave it in the yard. lucky for us, i know someone who is a real super-duper cleaner-upper. who's that? sandy the sand hopper, of course! what's a sand-hopper? imagine a shrimp that's smaller than small! she lives at the beach. shall we pay her a call? yes! maybe she can teach us to be better cleaner-uppers! let's go to the seawaddle shore and ask her. your mother will not mind at all if you do! (laughs) mom! can sally and i visit sandy the sand hopper on the seawaddle shore, to learn how to be better cleaner-uppers? seawaddle shore?
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that sounds like a neat idea. just make sure you hop back by bedtime! we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ (giggle) ♪ ♪ are you ready? - yes we are! ♪ ♪ are you steady? - yes we are! ♪ ♪ are you sure you're ready to explore....? ♪ ♪ yes we are! then buckle up! [honk] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're going to see sandy at seawaddle shore - ♪
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♪ she's the best cleaner-upper that you ever saw! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪ there it is - sandy sandhopper's place - the seawaddle shore! but where's sandy? she's probably still asleep. will she mind if we wake her up? no. no. no. no. she sleeps all day and gets up about this time. maybe we should shrink down a little before we say "hello". press the shrinkamadoodle, sally! (laughs) ♪ i do like my bowl to be clean when we visit sandy the sand hopper. i see a tiny smudge! there! oh, now look what you've done! (panic sounds) whoops! where exactly does sandy live?
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in a hole in the sand...... somewhere around here. oh, that's why we can't see her. helloooo? sandy? where are youuuu? san-dy! oh sandy! ahhh! whoooa! i'm, i'm... stuck! eugh! that smells waaay worse than a slimy apple. what is this stuff? it's like yukky garbage! i think it's seaweed. rotting, slimy seaweed! eugh eugh eugh! (struggling/cleaning wallah) careful! i don't want to see seaweed in my bowl! it's a shame that this beautiful beach is covered in stinky seaweed. we need a super-duper cleaner-upper to get rid of it all. sounds like a job for me! sandy! time to get cleaning!
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cool! wow! sandy, these are my friends sally and nick. hello! - hi! pleased to meet you. i hope you like cleaning-up because, by the looks of it, there's plenty to do today. can you show us how to be good cleaner-uppers? hmm, let me take a look at you. mmhmm. okay. you look like you're up for it. all you need to do is copy what i do. got it? - yes! good. we don't have much time - we've got to get this beach cleared up, lickety-split! let's get cleaning! wow. nice jump! how are we going to keep up? i have just the thing! cool! all right, set your go-go-jumpers to 'sand hopper'... and away we go, go, goooooo! (laugh) yippee! we're jumping like sand hoppers!
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here's our job for today! we'll clean this area here. huh? all that sea-weed! how will we ever clear that up? do exactly what i do! mmmm-hmm.... de-licious! you... eat... the seaweed? of course! i eat and i eat, 'till i get the job done! come on, gang! let's... get cleaning! what could be more delicious than stinky, rotting seaweed...? er ...oh... we'll have to tell sandy that we can't eat rotten seaweed. she may like it but it's yucky for us. euk! euk! euk! sandy! are you okay? i can't eat this stuff! it's horrible! eww! what is it? it looks like the wrapper from a candy bar! someone must have dropped it on the beach.
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now that is gross! it is. and there's more over there. oh no! it's okay! that's the sort of stuff we know how to pick up. you do? they most certainly do. when it comes to this kind of 'man-made' mess, nick and sally are... super-cleaner-uppers! sandy can eat up all the rotten seaweed and we'll clear up all the other stuff. now that sounds like a plan. any last minute trash-tidying tips? there's only one secret to this work. dive in and keep at it 'till the job's done. you ready? yes! let's... get cleaning! go go sandy, clean that sand! nick and sally lend a hand! (moving trash effort) delicious! (pull effort and sliding) aha! - whee! whoooaaaa! ugh!
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whoops. (giggle) [effort grunts] uh oh. - look-out cat! soggy paper ball heading your way! ahhhh! whoa! whoa! you saved me! [laughs] phew! look how much trash we collected! and look how much seaweed sandy ate! oh my! you really are super-cleaner-uppers! (munching) i'm not finished yet! me neither. we missed something! it's... too big! and too stuck! mmm, it looks like an old hair clip. (effort) i can't move it. but we're super-cleaner-uppers! we can't just leave it here. a stuck, giant hair-clip! what can you do? simple - just whistle for thing one and thing two! [whistles] hello!
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♪ keep that thing out of my bowl now! ♪ hurray! - awesome! yes! - yeah! well done, team! we... got cleaning! (laughs) thanks for your cleaning tips, sandy. now we need to get home and clean up my back yard! thank you for stopping by! thanks again! bye! - see ya! ta-ta for now! did sandy tell you the secret of cleaning? she said: dive in and keep at it 'till the job's done. dive in? i can do that! sandy did a great job but it's a shame she's so small. she can only super-clean-up one little part of the beach. look! more sand hoppers!
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they're cleaning up all over the beach. that's the other secret of cleaning! if we can all work together we can super-clean-up the biggest of messes. like we do at home! that's right! now, press the bigamadoodle, nick, there's one more job to do here. [honk] ♪ horray, for super cleaner uppers! are you ready, sally? you bet! got your super-cleaner-upper gloves on? yes. let's... get cleaning! super-cleaner-uppers strike again! maybe we shouldn't throw this away? why not? well, we thought the rotting seaweed was garbage. but to sandy, it was food. so maybe--'s a meal for some other creature!
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like an ostrich, or an elephant? or how about my old friend, wriggles the worm? for you, wriggles! worms love slimy apple cores! and you two are the superest-duperest super-duper cleaner-uppers ever. super cleaner uppers! (laughter) hi, my friend squirrel is getting ready for winter. to do that, he stores lots of food in his home.
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oh, an acorn. now where was i? what kind of food do squirrels store in their homes? did you say acorns? well you're right! squirrels store acorns and other nuts for the winter. you got it this time, but next time i'll stump you for sure! ♪ ♪ (humming) there! - whoops, missed. i got it! wow. swimming in the pool was fun, but now i'm all wrinkly. me too - wrinkly like a turtle. hey, do you want to play 'turtles'? sure. let's tip the water out of the pool and use it as a turtle shell! okay! [effort grunts] oh my! it's the cat!
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the cat in the hat! you're not going to dump out that water, are you? sure... we want to use the pool as a turtle shell! b-but, it's water. water is's's-- agh! wet! (giggle) yeah, and we can always get more of it. but not everyone can! some creatures have to be very careful with every teeny-tiny drop. they don't waste water, they take care of it! but how can we do that, cat? my friend sonya the sand grouse knows. what's a sand grouse? well, she's a bird who's sandy and grousy. she lives in the drippetydry desert and knows all about making the most of every itty-bitty drop! why don't we go and ask her? yea! your mother will not mind at all if you do! (giggles) mom! can nick and i go to the drippetydry desert to meet a sand grouse who knows how to take care of water? the drippetydry desert?
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sure... have fun! we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! ♪ buckle up! [horn] ♪ flick the jiggermawhizzer! [boing] [honk] [pop] ♪ isn't this fun? yahooooo! ♪ here we go, go, go go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ the thingamajigger is up and away! ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ we're flying with the cat in the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're off to the desert of drippetydry, ♪ ♪ where the water is precious and we'll learn just why! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go go! ♪
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there it is! the drippetydry desert! wow, look at all those big hills and rocks! can you see sonya? no but she is small. maybe we should shrink down just a little. press the shrinkamadoodle sally! [giggles] ♪ anyone see anything sandy and grousy looking?! not now, fish - we need to find sonya! sonyaaa! uh cat? sonyaaa! now how are we supposed to find her in all this smoke? (sniff sniff) smoke? the thingamajigger! aaahhh! run, run! (coughing) goodness me, what could it be? maybe the wheelwuzzle's broken, or the
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motorwazoola, or the fuzzyometer, or...hmmm... you forgot to fill up the radiatoozle with water! i did. you're right. and without water the radiatoozle will turn to jelly! can we fix it? yes, but we'll need some water. let's think - where can we get water? fish! - what? no! i need every drop! right. fish needs his water to live in! we need a faucet or a hose! you are so right! [laughs] not a drip, not a drop! (sigh) the drippetydry desert is well known for being drippety-dry! hey! your friend sonya the sand grouse must know where to find water! of course she does. we'll find her! [laughs]
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sonya? oh, you aren't sonya the sand grouse! (laugh) no, i'm jeffrey-- the jerboa! i don't look at all like a sand grouse. hi! we're looking for sonya because we need to find water. there's not much water in the drippetydry desert. but i know something that's almost as good! can you show us? turbo-jerbo-aaaa! follow me! (laughing, giggles) it's so hot! i don't know how you can hop around so much jeffrey. it must make you sooo thirsty. i won't be thirsty for long now i've found these -- seeds? you can't drink seeds. sure can. seeds have a little bit of water inside of them. i get water from eating seeds! here you go, catch! one for you, and you!
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but how do you get the water out? a 'squeezamadoodle' - that's what we'll do, we'll ask for help, from thing one and thing two! [whistles] hello! ♪ ta-da! wow, seeds really do have water in them! but there's only one tiny drop. i guess we still need to find sonya the sand grouse to help us find more! thanks for showing us the seeds, jeffrey. you're welcome. see ya later! turbo-jerbo-aaaa! sonya! yooo hooo! sonya! whoa! ow!
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careful cat! you know i'm kind of prickly! i do... ow... meet harriet the hedgehog! these are my friends - nick, and sally. can you help us find some water harriet? water is hard to find in the drippedydry desert, you know. how do you find water? i dig! give it a try. okay! (digging) my hole is really big but i can't see any water. oh! we're not digging for water - we're digging for bugs! bugs? sure. there's plenty of water inside a bug! but that means you have to eat bugs! yuk! eating the juicy, watery ones keeps me from gettin' thirsty. care to try? you're too kind. but i can't. well, suit yourself. but all this talk is makin' me thirsty. and we still need to find to sonya the sand grouse.
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nice meeting you! see ya! - happy trails! sonyaaaa? oh sonyaaa, where are you sonya? cat? is that you? over here! so you're sonya, the sand grouse! yes. and these are my chicks - loulou, cecil, and cedric. ah, they're so tiny. and fluffy. and sooo ootsy-wootsy cutesy. (laugh) and they're very thirsty. but where's the water? i don't see any. it's in my feathers! you carry water in your feathers? sure do. looks like i'm nearly dry. i need to collect some more from the stream. want to come along? a stream! that's just what we're looking for!
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delightful! did i say delightful? are we there yet? don't worry, cat! we're here now! water! hurray! water! we found water! i soak up the water in my feathers, just like this! and you carry it all the way back home! so my chicks can drink! i see now that this water really is precious. it sure is! every itty-bitty drop. but we still need some water for the thingamajigger. only, how can we carry some back with us? we don't have special water-carrying feathers like sonya. but this cat does have a hat! [laughing] ta-da! thanks, sonya - without you,
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we wouldn't have found water! you are very welcome. hurray! it worked! thanks to sonya the sand grouse! water really is precious in the drippydry desert. yeah, from now on, i'm going to be careful how i use it. wonderful! me too! oops i shouldn't splash. [laughs] check, check... all systems are go, go, go! nick, press the bigamadoodle! [honk] ♪ in the drippydry desert we learned such a lot! water is precious in a place that's so hot. the same's true back home, we need to take care to never waste water no matter where!
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oooh, is it time to play turtles? not yet. we need to take care of the water in the pool, remember? we can use it to water the plants- or wash the windows! or perhaps give a cat a bath? (giggle) it won't go to waste! sonya would be so proud! oh, i do enjoy lending a helping hat! (giggling) we'd better find someone to interview soon. well, how about me? i'm a camel. i live in the desert. let's do it! welcome to hat chat! today we are in the desert interviewing carmela the camel. my question is... don't you get thirsty out here? sure i do! but i can drink a lot when i'm thirsty and store it for later. if i have to, i can even drink a whole bathtub full of water! a whole entire... bathtub full of water?
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i can eat lots too. i store the extra as fat in my hump! then i can walk for hours in the desert heat and not feel hungry or thirsty at all. hop back on... i'll show you how fast i can go. this has been nick and sally and an interview with carmela the camel... byyyyyeeeeee. ♪ there's a mother frog sitting in the water ♪ ♪ and she's laying all her eggs ♪ ♪ as time goes by they're hatching one by one ♪ ♪ these babies start as swimming tadpoles ♪ ♪ but they'll soon grow little legs ♪ ♪ when they're older they can leap but never run ♪ ♪ it's amazing what they turn into ♪ ♪ a different shape as they're growing too. ♪ ♪ we call these changes metamorphosis! ♪ ♪ that tadpole started in the pond ♪ ♪ and soon develops little lungs ♪ ♪ its gills are gone and it can breathe the air ♪ ♪ it starts to move around on land ♪ ♪ then its tail disappears ♪ now it's got a froggy grin from ear to ear ♪
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♪ leaps and hops... ... from log to log. ♪ ♪ that tadpole's now a full grown frog ♪ ♪ it was swimming free now it's hopping happily! ♪ ♪ it's amazing what they turn into ♪ ♪ a different shape as they're growing too ♪ ♪ we call these changes metamorphosis! ♪ announcer: get ready for a pbs kids voyage to the bottom of the sea. mr. conductor: all aboard! announcer: ...for a submarine adventure on "dinosaur train." this is gonna be awesome. wait. that's my line. announcer: dive into a spectacular underwater event. buddy: it's the dinosaur train submarine. it can take us to any part of any ocean. are we there yet? well, don, even at this speed, it'll take a little while. announcer: it's the "dinosaur train submarine adventure" on pbs kids monday, february 18, and watch "dinosaur train" anytime at announcer: astronaut monkey... spy monkey...cowboy monkey... he's everybody's favorite monkey-- ha ha...i'a love 'tis monkee! announcer: watch "curious george"! weekdays on pbs kids or watch your favorite monkey
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anytime you want at viewers like you, and you, and you, and you... ha, ha! thanks so much you're very kind. nick and sally love to learn about different kinds of animals. did you know that most owls sleep all day and stay up all night? they're called nocturnal because they're awake while you and i are sleeping. can you think of another animal that's nocturnal? a bat! right! bats are nocturnal, too. isn't it fun learning new things? you can learn more about animals with the cat in the hat at and up next it's a reading adventure with "super why!"
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