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♪ you 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! arthur: hey, d.w. hey! whoa! ( crash ) ( telephone rings ) elwood city times. stevens here. what? i'll be right there! murphy, grab your camera! we just got a hot tip!
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i don't know what happened. one minute she seemed normal. the next, she was a monster. i guess she sort of snapped. ( blows nose ) how could she do this to me? ( sobs ) after all i've done for her! ( sobs ) did you get my profile? ( sobbing ) ( feigns sobbing ) i'm telling you, it's the aliens! what else could explain it? they're controlling her mind through her tooth fillings! great work, boys! i'm making it our lead story! what?! "frensky frames friends"?
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that's a dirty rotten lie! aah! ratburn: good morning, class. you can put away your books. there'll be no school today. ( kids gasp ) arthur, pinch me! i'm dreaming! instead, you'll all be going to work. um, excuse me, mr. ratburn but i think that's against child labor laws. you won't actually be working, alan. you will spend the day with someone else's parent at their workplace. can i go to brain's mom's ice cream shop? ( kids all ask to go to ice cream shop ) you can't all go to the same place so i'm going to pass around this hat and you'll each pick out a name. "oliver frensky." cool! i'm going to the dump! "run, don't walk to crosswire motors."
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( sarcastically ): great. ha! i mean... great! ( chuckles nervously ) oh... the newspaper? boring... nothing interesting ever happens in elwood city. muffy: if you color-coordinate your flavors, you'll increase sales. presentation is everything. like my daddy always says... never overestimate the intelligence of the customer, arthur. i convinced my own cousin to buy a worthless... brain: the new speedo accounting software is superior to the speed 5.0 i just demonstrated. to install it, just drag you're old accounting program into the trash. buster: what does this button do? no! first time at a newspaper, francine? you must be so excited! come on, i'll show you everything! the building was built in 1949 of brick and limestone.
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and this is a broom closet. the cafeteria's that way. the specials are london broil and chicken piccata. the ceilings are 15 feet tall. there is a fact-checker which is someone who checks facts. and this... is the news room. wow! and now, for a very special treat we're going to send you on an assignment with our top sports reporter: harry mills! hiya, frensky! how do you feel about horses? horses? i love them! great! you're hired. i lost my photographer today and need someone to shoot the horse race in erie. harry: so over there is where they bring the horses after the race for the crowning ceremony. oh, they're starting! what's that white goat doing on the track?
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white goat? don't think i know that horse. who's the jockey? ( goat bleats, horses whinny ) ( crowd gasps ) cool! ms. baxter: who would guess that one goat could cause so much trouble? it's lucky we had francine there to get these photos. you're an ace reporter, frensky! this one will go very nicely on the front page of tomorrow's sports section. francine mr. mills and ms. baxter said i was an ace reporter. so i've decided to share my talent by starting my own paper-- the frensky star with the help of my dad's old camera and his reporting cap! ratburn: thank you, francine. that was quite a story. i can't wait to see your first installment. oh! ( kids laugh ) francine, i definitely can wait until after class. sorry. okay-- typewriter, pads, pencils, camera.
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i'm all set. now all i need is a story. katherine: the news room? what on earth have you done to my room? it's my room, too. and now it's also the headquarters of an important newspaper. have you completely lost your mind? i want this junk out of here now! hey! that's not junk! that's my research! i have a job to do! the only job you have to do is to keep your grubby, little hands away from my stuff you pesky little... that was great! how about a little more rage? give me that camera! sorry, charlie. this is great copy! francine: thanks, muffy. don't mention it. daddy and i are supportive of the media. and it's free advertising. thanks, gordy. put it on the account. ( laughing ) this is an embarrassing picture, even for katherine. we better make sure
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mr. ratburn doesn't see this. ( laughing ) "katherine cracks!" arthur: she looks like a werewolf! binky: i like the next one! "no ifs, ands or buts!" this is great, francine! you really make the news interesting! you think this is good? wait till you see what else i have! very interesting! ah! there's a cute "wittle wabbit." arthur: two hours of my life-- wasted! i'd rather have been doing math homework! it's your fault, arthur. you lost the bet. i told you that nadine could hold her breath for two hours! d.w., your imaginary friend doesn't even have breath to hold! you tricked me into playing that... all right, you two. arthur, next time you can pick the movie and you'll get an extra large popcorn.
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yes! well, it worked with the goat. okay, nemo just like i told you. ( mews ) ( buster shouts, boys grunt ) where'd your mom get all this stuff anyway? muffy: ta-dah! what do you think? oh, i need pearls with this. what was that? uh, was that lightning? must be a storm coming. got to go! thanks, gordy. put it on the account. ( laughing ) "arthur's love for mary moo cow"! d.w. tricked me into seeing that dumb movie! muffy: i would never wear polka dots and stripes together. we were kidding around! yeah, and i thought i was petting a rat. francine: hey, guys. anything interesting in the papers? the crosswires are officially withdrawing their funding!
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nobody say another word, muffy. it might be printed in that rag-- the frensky star. hey, i just tell it like it is! can i sit here? all: no comment. oh, this is ridiculous! how long will i get the silent treatment? all: no comment. but it isn't fair! i didn't make up those stories. i just reported them. what do you want me to do? you could print an article saying those photos were out of context. mmm... i don't think so. that's not a very good story. huh! i can't eat here with the tabloids hounding me like this. arthur, brain, care to join me? ( sighs ) ratburn: you left out all the commas. a journalist should at least try to use proper grammar. ( sighs ) ( francine banging drums and singing off-key )
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( gasps ) what? who...? ( laughing ) ( laughing ) ( laughing ) ( laughing ) this is the lowest of the low! this isn't news! it's just revenge! ( laughs ) we didn't do anything, francine! honest. yeah, but we wish we did! aha! i knew it was you all along, buster. you were jealous of the praise i got from harry and your mom. you're even passing them out! these? i just picked them up off the floor. ever since my day with your dad i see garbage everywhere! arthur! really, francine, it wasn't us. ( growls ) even we don't work that fast.
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ratburn: nice work, francine. it takes character to be able to poke fun at yourself. looks like the "ace reporter" is a laughing stock. i think i'll call this story "pesky sister gets just desserts." you? you're the inquirer? you think you're the only one with a camera? but why? everyone's laughing at me! so you would know what it feels like. besides, i didn't want you to lose all your friends. i think i did that anyway. don't worry. tomorrow it'll all be yesterday's news. how do you know? that's what happened when i was an annoying third-grader and photographed all my friends. wow! my two daughters not fighting for a whole minute? now, this is a story! katherine: hands off the can, squirt! it's mine-- i called it.
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i don't care! i'm older and stronger and it's my soda! you want a piece of me? come on, twinkle toes! i'll never let go! they'll bury me with this soda! mine, you hear? and now... kids: one, two, three, four. boy: francine has a newspaper. well, we do our own news show. we do the morning news for our school. everyone in school sees our news. girl: please tune your tv sets to channel four for the morning news. boy: good morning... students, staff, parent volunteers and faculty of the agassiz school. everyone works together as a team. i'm jarvus... and emmins will help me be announcer. girl: bryce is on graphics. boy: jeanson is on deck. girl: lia makes characters. boy: julia will be our video switcher. i'm on audio mixer and halima is the phone announcer. we tell the school what's going on. lunch for today is baked chicken patty on a bun. jarvis: we have, like, little pictures
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of the lunch. i'm doing this right now. the main thing for the day is right there. then we put it below this. emmins ( on tv ): ... fruit and milk. and he also announced a summer reading program. the summer reading program at the cambridge public library will be starting up soon. i'm glad i found out about that. the lost and found article for today is... ...this striped shirt. that looks like jasper's shirt. i really like the news show. it's very interesting. i love who i am and will always strive to be the best possible me. both: thank you and have a great learning day. woman: whoo, good, cut! off the air. boy: all right! woman: have a great day. ( kids chatting ) kids: and now... d.w.: so what are we playing today, arthur?
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underwater tea party or slow-motion ballet? ha-ha! ( loudly ): me, do ballet-- that's a good one! you liked doing it last weekend. and your grand jeté is getting a lot better. you have to play with your own friends today, d.w. hey, emily come on in! the water is dee-licious! i have to finish lunch. want some of my paté sandwich? no! and i wouldn't eat that if i were you. paté is just a fancy name for liverwurst. hey, tommy, timmy, want to play "fish"? i'll let you two be the sharks. sure! just wait till we finish putting on our sunblock. you missed a spot on your head. oh, yeah? well, you missed a spot on your back. ( both grunting ) why do i even bother? d.w.: bo-ring! i wish something would happen. wait! i didn't mean it! i take it back!
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( thunder cracks ) honest, it was a joke. ( thunder cracks and rumbles ) d.w.: stop! turn around, turn around! d.w., what's wrong? this isn't my backpack! someone stole my backpack! ta-dah! my backpack has "d.w." written on it and that's not a "d," and that's not a "w"! arthur: om... ble. do you know anyone named omble? d.w.: i thought these people were my friends. little did i know, i was swimming with a pack of thieves. calm down, d.w. someone probably put it in the lost and found. mom: we'll have to come back monday. the office is closed. but today's saturday! that's almost two whole days away! all my important stuff is in that backpack:
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my glitter, my mary moo cow and my "crazy bus" tape! what are we going to do? have some peace and quiet? hmph! d.w.: hey! ow! looking for my snowball, weren't you? for the ten-millionth time i did not take your snowball. well, someone did and now someone took my backpack, too. who knows what they'll steal from me next. i should put a lock on these shoes. arthur, look up omble for me. it won't be in the phone book, d.w. it isn't a real name. "omble" is just nonsense. that's silly. why would someone write nonsense on their backpack? unless they didn't want anyone to know their real name! this omble is sneaky-- very sneaky. d.w.: think, nadine, think! who is this omble? emily? the tibbles?
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no. emily's too nice and tommy and timmy aren't smart enough to pull this one off. we need clues. what's this? maybe it's a horn. you mean like a unicorn's horn? ( vacuum whirring ) sweetheart, where is your horn? it was in my backpack, mom. but i switched it with d.w.'s. look what i got instead-- glitter! ( giggling ) this means another trip to the horn store-- your third this year. no, unicorns don't steal; they're good creatures. maybe those are to hide the omble's sharp, pointy teeth? you're right! they're fang hiders! look, a tiny wall and tiny mountains! and snow!
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i bet this is where omble lives. ( laughing evilly ) ( screams, grunts ) he fattens us up on snow turns us into plastic hamburgers and... and feeds us to polly locket dolls! ( gasps ) nadine, i've got to find that backpack before it's too late! well, there's nothing you can do now. better get some sleep. i can't sleep! mary's about to become a hamburger! if you were a real friend, you'd stay awake with me. ( yawns ) but i'm not real; i'm imaginary. d.w.: and he flies around in a black blimp, looking for backpacks to steal! computer voice: backpack located. owner: dora winifred read. contents: plastic cow, "crazy bus"
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tape, glitter. glitter! ( thunder cracks ) d.w.: and while everyone is trying to keep their stuff dry a hose comes down and sucks up the backpack. and he leaves this ugly one in its place! it's hideous! mom said i had to baby-sit you. she didn't say anything about listening to the world's most boring story. can i have some more pretend tea? um, it's all gone, arthur. there's only one thing to do. you must find out more about those things in omble's bag! but how? how?! ( groaning ) my brain is melting with boredom. ( gasps ) arthur, that's it! brain: hmm... yes, fascinating! it appears to be an earthy substance composed primarily of decomposed igneous and metamorphic rock.
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it's clay. what would omble want with a boring lump of clay? it's been molded into something. it kind of looks like the eiffel tower. the eiffel tower? that's in france, isn't it? so that's where omble's hiding. we better start biking now, arthur. i want to get there before dinner. you can't bike to france. the atlantic ocean is between here and there. and i forgot to bring the water wings! but you could talk to buster. he's actually been to france. buster: yep, it's a perfect match. ah, paris... the crepes, the croissants, the french fries. what's a croissant? a french roll, shaped like a moon. you want one? i saved it from my trip last summer. did you see anything in france that looked like this? ( chewing ): no. what is it? a xylophone for mice? i think omble uses them to hide his sharp, pointy teeth. hey, you might be right about that.
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arthur: d.w., once and for all there's no such thing as "fang hiders"! d.w. and buster: then what are they? they're... they're... okay, i don't know what they are. but i know someone who will. ( panpipes playing ) they're called "panpipes." they're from the andes a mountain range in south america. and i bet this is a souvenir of the great wall of china-- a wall so big and long it can be seen from space. i've always wanted to go there. wow! france, south america, china-- omble has been everywhere! yep. he sounds like a very interesting person. okay, so whoever has your bag is not a monster just someone who's been to a lot of places. can we go home now? just one more stop. we are not going to the andes! the criminal always returns to the scene of the crime, arthur.
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excuse me, sir. oh, no. i'm not sure what he looks like but his name is omble, and he doesn't have fangs. don't listen to her. she's just some crazy little girl i'm baby-sitting. ( gasps ) look, arthur! omble's blimp! ( gasps ) and there's omble! stop, thief! come back, omble, come back! ( groans ) you?! hi, we're making mud people. want to join us? i thought we were making mud pies! i changed my mind. ( both grunting ) what happened? i don't want to talk about it. look, d.w., mom will take you to the lost and found tomorrow and your bag will probably be there. maybe. but i bet omble won't be there.
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i really wanted to meet him even if he is a backpack thief. why? because he sounds so interesting not like my friends. timmy: hey, d.w. look what i made. know what it is? an earthy substance composed primarily of decomposed igneous and metamorphic rock. clay, silly! it's the leaning tower of pisa. we're making the great towers of the world! want to see my eiffel tower? ( both gasp ) mary! cow-napper! you should be in jail! i didn't take your cow-- honest. i don't know how it got in my bag. hey, wait, this isn't your backpack, tommy. this one's too clean. and it has my name on it! see? that's a "d," and that's a "w"! well, i didn't know; i can't read. wait! if this is your backpack then where's my backpack?! i have really important stuff in there: my eiffel tower, my panpipes
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my souvenir from the great wall of china! you really are omble! where's my backpack?! mom and i dropped your backpack off at the lost and found this morning. none of this would have happened if you'd just written your name on it. i did write my name on it. it says "tommy tibble." arthur, you can't read! it used to say "tommy tibble" but some of the letters have rubbed off-- see? oh. but how come you had all that interesting stuff in your bag? you mean the souvenir from china? my mom got it for me on a trip she took. and the panpipes are for our folk music lessons. i play the charrango! ( strumming ) wow! you play a mean charrango! emily: d.w.! my hat, my lovely hat-- it's been stolen! one minute it was next to me then i looked down and this was there! mine had my name sewn on the inside.
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there's something in there but i can't read it! what's it say, arthur? "dry-clean only." "dry-clean only"? who's that? i don't know any "dry-clean only"! don't worry, emily we'll find him. he's out there somewhere. hi, everyone, it's me, buster. hold onto your hats because i'm heading out of elwood city and into the country. on my trip with my dad i'm seeing the coolest cowboys the finest fiddlers and the greatest ranches and farms in the countryside. yee-hah! i'm sending it all back to my friends in elwood city on my very own video postcards. they're postcards from buster. visit us on-line at you can find arthur books and lots of other books, too
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wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ wild kratts ♪ chris: we're here in central america martin: in the lowland tropical rainforest. it's us the kratt brothers. i'm chris. i'm martin. and we're looking for jaguars. jaguars are one of 36 different species of wildcat in the world. and one of the seven big cats, but jaguars are not leopards. people sometimes confuse jaguars and leopards but here are the differences. chris: leopards are from africa. martin: jaguars are from north, central and south america. chris: both cats
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are spotted, but leopards have more small spots. martin: and jaguars have more blotchy rings called rosettes. chris: leopards are lean and slender. martin: jaguars are stocky and muscular. and jaguars are the ones we're looking for. let's try in here. but the thing about jaguars is that even though they're so large, you can walk right by them without even knowing it. and even though you can't see them they see you. ♪ jaguars are sly and secretive and can camouflage-- they're like big cat ninjas. i wonder if we'll ever find one. only if we keep looking. ♪ imagine if we
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could hide and slide like a big cat of the rainforest. imagine if we had jaguar power. both: what if? ♪ on adventure with the coolest creatures ♪ ♪ from the oceans to the trees ♪ ♪ the brothers kratt are going places you never get to see ♪ ♪ hanging with their creature friends ♪ ♪ get ready, it's the hour ♪ ♪ we're gonna save some animals today with ♪ ♪ creature power ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild ♪ ♪ cheetah speed and lizard glide ♪ ♪ falcon flight and lion pride ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild wild kratts ♪ ♪ go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪
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all right bro, time to choose our next adventure. oh, yeah. where in the creature world are we going today? hey, we could go anywhere. chris: antarctica. martin: europe. south america. asia. central america. australia. north america. africa. because there are creatures everywhere! how about wildcats? there are 36 different species of wildcats on the planet. hey, yeah, and we've done all-out adventures with only three of them. african lions. they rule. and of course, cheetahs. ah, that was a speedy expedition. and we can't forget the caracal. oh yeah, we had a high-flying adventure with that cool cat. chris: okay, and then there are the ones we bumped into but didn't really do an adventure with yet, like mountain lions, clouded
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leopards, bobcats-- my improvements of the zachbot spy functions have obviously worked. they don't even know i'm watching them! (chuckling) aw, isn't it cute? the wild ratts are talking about wildcats. (laughing) and we still have to go check out some of the big guns like tigers and snow leopards. or we could go prowling around with some of the more obscure, secretive wildcats like the fishing cat or the flat-headed cat. ew, i do not like cats. they're soft, they purr they cuddle. why do so many people like them? the only good thing about them is they are sneaky. wait! that's it! i'll make a cat the symbol for my new line of spybots. people would love that. i'd sell millions and make billions. (laughing) quick, what's the biggest cat that comes in, uh, black? hey, we should check out the rusty spotted cat.
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it is the smallest cat in the world. rusty? i'm not going to wait around all day for martin and chris to chit-chat about wild cats and get to the one i'm looking for. zachbot, find it for me! quickly. agh, too brown too fluffy. too colorful. ugh! aah! too ugly! ugh, too boring. ooh! a black one! that's it! where do i get one? central or south america. where "jag-werrs" live. well, that's where we're going, then. and we'll catch one and make it the new spokes-model for my new line of zach spybots: black shadow edition. (alarm blaring) what? and they're rare? that's even better. (chuckling) ooh, how about the ocelot? or the margay? ho-ho, either one would be great. koki:
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just make up your mind already! we can't float up here near the edge of the atmosphere forever. i could. i like watching the earth spin. ♪ hm? you go that way and you go that way. and don't come back without a black "jag-wire"! oh, no. ♪ a zachbot in a wild place is never a good sign.
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serval. tiger. serval! tiger! help! both: nina? zach has sent his zachbots to catch a black jaguar! jaguar it is! let's get this wildcat expedition going. wild kratt style. finally. yes! we're going to central america! wahoo! aviva: vamonos! (snoring) jimmy, wake up. time to go. i got this one. jimmy, your controller fell out the window and is falling to central america. huh? my controller?! i've got to go get it! ♪ both: whoa! wah! maybe that was just a tich too dramatic, martin. yeah, maybe just a tich. oh hey, my controller was right here the whole time.
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koki: jimmy and i will stay here to make sure zach doesn't try any funny business. wow, you got here fast! hola, nina! hey nina thanks for the jaguar alarm. wahoo! which way did the zachbots go? every way. whew. this is a tough one. how're we going to find a black jaguar before zach when any jaguar, black or orange, is so hard to find in the first place? yeah, even though they are so big-- the biggest cat in the western hemisphere, by the way-- they are so secretive. they're harder to see than the camouflaged tortuga. nina: tortuga? where's the tortuga? both: exactly! hey, our best bet would be to find some jaguar spotting experts. and then they could help us. you're on! jaguar spotting experts? like putting spots on a jaguar, or do you mean spotting, like seeing jaguars?
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aviva: kratt bros, wait up! you know, creatures like spider monkeys. pacas. white-lipped peccaries. rainforest deer. oh, i get it-- animals that a jaguar hunts. that's right, because these animals have to spot a jaguar before the jaguar spots them-- for survival. so if we could find an animal who's the prey of the jaguar-- like the spider monkey for example-- if they spot a jaguar, they would make a warning call. wah! yeah, sort of like that. then we would know there's a jaguar around. ♪ (monkey screeching in distance) ah yes the spider monkey alarm. maybe they spotted a jag-- wah! whoa! all: whoa! (gasping) look! martin: a jaguar!
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nina: my favorite wildcat! aviva: absolutely stunning! what great camouflage. the jaguar's orange and black spotted pattern blends in with the beams of light and shadows of the forest floor and the jaguar can virtually disappear. i bet a jaguar could sneak up behind you and you wouldn't even know it was there. we would know, wouldn't we? well, yeah of course we would. (beeping) ♪ come on, we're on the move. ♪ this is the third time i've seen a jaguar in my life, but i've never seen a black jaguar. my grandpa has once, but not me. yeah, what's with the black jaguar, anyway? is there such
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a thing? hmm! i mean, if orange with black spots works to camouflage them so well, then why would some be black? hmm, that's a really good question. maybe here in the rainforest the darker the jungle gets-- the better it might be to be black. see the orange jaguar-- there's no more mottled light and shadows to blend her in. but if the jaguar that lived in this part of the forest was black, she would be virtually invisible in the darkness! wow! i really hope we see a black jaguar! ♪ okay, well we're not going any farther that way. cats don't like to swim. jaguars do. they love the water. look! ♪ increíble! i never knew that jaguars loved to swim. if you like that, you'll love the fishing cat from indonesia. they
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actually catch fish and-- uh, martin, we decided on a jaguar adventure, remember? but this jaguar adventure might already be over. look! nina: oh, no! he's going to get away. what are we going to do? i've got an idea! if we take some banana leaves and lash them together with these vines and plug the seams with sap from the rubber tree-- we can create a raft. hmm, i think i've got something for this. all: ugh! (grunting) hurry up! hop in! the jaguar's getting away! okay, now who brought the paddles? all: hm? zach: ugh, how hard can it be to find a black cat? go look. hmm, but if they're this hard to find, these black "jag-whiskers" might actually be the perfect emblem for
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my new spybots! (imitating motor) (gasping) ♪ (all gasping) all: ah! ♪ she's attacking a caiman! increíble! i don't see them anymore. does the jaguar always win? most of the time. but you never know. (gasping) there! ho-ho, now that was a never seen moment! i think that happens every day somewhere down here. yeah, but i never saw it. me neither. you rarely see the jaguar hunt, even though they hunt just about everything in the forest! spider monkeys. tapirs. peccaries. anteaters. sloths. armadillo.
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they'll sneak up on just about every creature they can catch. hey guys she's sneaking away from us. (imitating motor) hmm. are you thinking what i'm thinking, brother? i think i'm thinking what you're thinking. you thinking what i'm thinking? uh, i don't think i'm thinking what you're thinking. i know i'm thinking what i think we're thinking-- i think. you mind telling us what you're thinking? both: cubs! they really were thinking the same thing. she must have a cub in there because that is the only time a jaguar ever goes to a den. otherwise, jaguars will just sleep anywhere in the forest. the only adult jaguar that dens up is a mother with a cub! we've got to get in there and have a look!
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let's sneak in miniaturized. ♪ you're like baby monkeys. well, you look a lot easier for a jaguar to eat. thanks. (grunting) ♪ yes! we were right. (gasping) a mom and a cub in the shadows. the cub is nursing. we've got to see this. but we can't shine a light on them, can we? well, we could. but she might not like it. or she might not mind. let's consider it a scientific experiment and find out! i'm good with that! (growling softly) whew! she's not bothered at all. uh, but i am. you are? why? the jaguar didn't even eat us. yeah, but i still can't see the cub. i
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want to see the cub. yeah, me too. but we can't turn up the light, can we? well, we could but she might not like it. or she might not mind. let's consider it a scientific experiment and find out! i'm good with that! (martin gasping) a black jaguar! he wasn't sitting in the shadows. he is a shadow! and that's what i'm going to name him-- shadow. oh, i don't believe it. shadow cats to den mother! come in, den mother, shadow cats here. get ready for a never before seen moment. what is it? martin: the first emergence of a black jaguar kitten from the den. aww, que lindo. aww! chris: whoa and check it out. shadow has the same spot pattern as other jaguars, it's just that all the fur is black. look! zachbots! ♪ he's got shadow!
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(grunting) i've got him! but he's not slowing down. ♪ hang on, bro! (grunting) ♪ aah! aah! i got him! uh-oh. gotcha! (laughing) aw, pobrecito. (beeping gasping) oh, no! aah! aviva! we've got to get to real size! to the miniaturizer! aviva, hang on to shadow! we'll be right there! no way i'm letting you take shadow! aah! (grunting) shadow! aah! oof!
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they're getting away! don't worry, shadow, we're coming for you. hey, grabsy. of course! both: spider monkey powers! guys! think fast! both: activate creature powers! ♪ after those zachbots! hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! swinging to the creature rescue! yee-haw! we're gaining on them. which one has shadow? martin: there! (gasping) wha! evasive maneuvers!
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both: aah! ♪ (grunting) got you! (grunting) hey! hang in there, shadow. i'll get you. whoa! hang in there, shadow. just like martin said, except this time i'll get you. huh? wah! hey, bro. hey. both: whoa! (both screaming) oh, no! deploy emergency crash pad. both: whoa! ugh! the zachbot got away with shadow. what are we going to do? we'll have to get him back! but how? quiet movement camouflage and stealthy slinking and swimming power. catch. look, there she is.
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both: activate jaguar powers! ♪ i've got black jaguar powers. hey, no fair. that's the luck of jaguar genetics. approximately one out of 16 jaguars are black, so you have a five percent chance of activation into a black version of a jaguar power suit. i want a black jaguar suit. ho-ho, and this is going to camouflage perfectly in zach's jet. that orange is kind of going to stand out in zach's black interior. well, if i have a five percent chance of getting black jaguar powers, then all i have to do is reactivate. ugh. reactivate! reactivate! reactivate!
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reactivate! reactivate! reactivate! yeah! wahoo! i am 100 percent black jaguar! let's prowl! ♪ uh-oh. zach's jet. (engines whirring chris gasping) he's going to take off. we've got to get on that plane! both: to the creature rescue! ♪ (gasping) ♪
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okay show me the kitty! huh? this is it? okay, it's black, i'll give you that. but is that as big as it gets? (beeping) oh, so it's a puppy, then. but i can't go public with this pipsqueak. how long does it take to get to be full sized and impressive? two years?! oh, i can't wait that long! i'm launching my new spybots in two hours! well, i guess i could inject it with some growth serum or something. zachbots, get me 10 grams of sodium bichloride, a pound of magnesium sulphate and a large box of pancake mix. i've always wanted to invent a growth serum, but have always had too many other genius ideas to do first. plus, i've had too many interruptions from those pesky kratt brothers but not this time. i will combine my ingredients into a growth acceleration formula and then i'm going to grow
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you into my impressive spokes-model for the zach spybots: shadow edition! (cackling) (laughing maniacally) alright, shadow, we've got you now. (laughing maniacally) (coughing) what?! how did this get here? where's my black "jag-wire"?! hmm, they are sneaky-- i like that. zachbots, find it! it couldn't have just flown away. it must be here somewhere! ♪ chris: there's your mama. aw, shadow is back where he belongs. living free and-- with his mom. huh. living free and-- in the shadows?
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ha! living free and-- all: in the wild! ♪ jaguars are so secretive and stealthy that you could be in the jungle all day, every day for years and still never see one. so we thought what we'd do is instead of looking for a jaguar we'd try being a jaguar! right, chris? chris? chris! right here, martin! right next to you, being a jaguar! haha! good one, bro! now let's see what other creatures we can sneak up on. ♪ chris: tapir! peccary. both on the menu of the jaguar. martin: a cave! amazing. a jaguar might use a cave like this as a
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place to get out of the rain, a hideout, a den to raise cubs. check it out! or as a place to eat. a tapir skull-- a young tapir that might have been a jaguar's last meal. look at that huge bite mark. hey, and tapirs are one of the jaguar's favorite prey. chris: yeah, this is definitely a cave jaguars love. but no big cats. martin, over here! a jaguar cave painting, made by the ancient mayan civilization who also used these caves over a thousand years ago. the mayans believed that the sun god turned into a jaguar at night. even though jaguars are so secretive there still is a really great way to catch a glimpse of them. by using a special camera with motion sensors. and what we're going to do is we're going to set it up here on the side of the path leading into and out of the cave. so there's the motion sensor, the lens and the infrared
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flash. anytime a jaguar or other big cat walks by, the camera takes a picture of them. let's go and let the camera do its thing. see you on the creature trail! keep on creature adventuring. ♪ did you know a group of lions is called a pride? it's made up of mostly females, the lionesses, and all of their offspring the cubs different cubs of different ages from different mothers. in a pride there's only one or two or sometimes three full grown males. the pride is a unique family group for cats. in fact, lions are the only one of all 36 species of cats that lives in big groups like this. this is a harpy eagle, one of the largest most powerful eagles in the entire world. this bird, with its incredibly strong talons can catch iguanas, coatis, sloths and
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even monkeys. this is one impressive predator. wow. and they look really cool too. i love harpy eagles. t an advantage for reaching high leaves but a disadvantage for drinking on the ground. but the giraffe has a solution: spread those legs wide and bend that long neck down. now that is probably the most vulnerable position for a giraffe because lions, that's when they want to attack it because it'll take the giraffe a little while to get up and get running. the most vulnerable time for a giraffe is when it's drinking water. announcer: astronaut monkey, spy monkey, cowboy monkey. he's everybody's favorite monkey. i love this monkey. watch "curious george" weekdays on pbs kids
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or watch your favorite monkey anytime you want at wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ to find out more about cool animals... and collect your own wild kratts creature powers... go to the wild kratts website... at we'll see you there! we'll see you there!
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(george chattering excitedly) this program was made possible by: he doesn't know that his new shoes have over 90 years of first steps behind them. 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." [ 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: ♪ you never do know what's around
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the bend ♪ ♪ big adventure or a brand-new friend ♪ ♪ when you're curious like curious george ♪ ♪ swing! ♪ ♪ well, every day ♪ ♪ every day ♪ ♪ is so glorious ♪ ♪ glorious ♪ george! ♪ and everything ♪ ♪ everything ♪ ♪ is so wondrous ♪ ♪ wondrous ♪ ♪ there's more to explore when you open the door ♪ ♪ and meet friends like this, you just can't miss ♪ ♪ i know you're curious ♪ ♪ curious ♪ ♪ and that's marvelous ♪ ♪ marvelous ♪ ♪ and that's your reward ♪ ♪ you'll never be bored ♪ ♪ if you ask yourself "what is this?" ♪ ♪ like curious... ♪ ♪ like curious... curious george. ♪ oh... captioning sponsored by nbc/universal narrator: george liked everything on the menu at the y-go-by diner. especially the maze puzzles. (hooting happily)
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good job, george. but do you think you're ready to face the maze at renkins' farm? uh-huh, uh-huh! wow, there it is. that was the maze? (sighs) george was going to need a bigger crayon. welcome, radio listeners, to the amazing maze race-- the annual contest to see who can solve farmer renkins' cornfield maze the fastest. this year, farmer renkins has cut a doozy of a path, with more t-intersections and dead ends than ever. whoever first finds the exit way over by the barn wins, don't-cha know. i see our competitors have received their maps. let's find out what strategies they'll be a-usin'. oh, we're leaving it all up to tina.
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who's tina? not who, what. our tiny intelligent navigation aide-- (beeping) tina. uses satellites, sonar and infrared signals. yeah, in fact, we won't even need our map. yeah. where's your partner sprint? a partner would just slow me down. so would reading a map. i plan to keep running until i find the exit. i'm keeping track of where i go by dropping kernels of corn-- or maize as it's known throughout the world. we're gonna rely on our map. george is great at paper mazes. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh! aw! don't worry, george the map is just like the maze on your menu, only a little bigger. oh! okay! the only rule is that you cannot cut through the corn stalks. everybody ready? (all cheering) on your marks... get set... maze!
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(tina beeping) turn right. (chortles curiously) coming through! ooh! see? we are here. that way has a dead end around the corner. aw, rats! dead end. so we should go this way. (chatters "okay") ooh! excuse me! (tina beeping) female electronic voice: bear left. oh, this is incredible. already one team has reached checkpoint one
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where they must ring the bell. (bell ringing) (beeping) tina: continue straight. yeah. ah yeah, straight. (bell ringing) on your left. (hoots "that way, that way") i know the bell sounded like it's that way but we are here. the map says left. (hooting) hold on, george. (gasps) (chatters "hey") mr. quint: oh, tough break for the little monkey. he's hit another dead end leaving them in last place now. (bell ringing) oh, but team quint has hit checkpoint two. mr. quint: that has to be a record. and young bill is a-catchin' up. i've already been there and there, so now i go right. here we are. ah-ha! you want to ring the bell?
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(hooting happily) uh-huh, uh-huh uh-huh, uh-huh! (bell ringing) team george is the last to reach checkpoint one. i doubt they'll ever catch team quint. (slowing, voice deepening): now turn... hmm. just turn? well, whatever you say, tina. this doesn't feel right. see? here's the bridge. and the red tractor. it's all on the map. (chortles "oh") narrator: the maze looked a lot more like the map when seen from above. and now, george could easily see the path to the next bell. (chatters) (hooting happily) i'm right behind you george. (bell ringing) team george is back in the race! but, uh-oh, folks-- looks like sprint is running in circles.
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wait, she's broken free! no, now she's running in squares. (huffs, grunts): can we stop yet, tina? uh, tina? (sighs) i think the battery's dead. (groans, sighs) yeah. see ya! neptune's knickers! we have a new leader! it's young bill. (man sighs) okay, george which way now? hmm. uh-huh, uh-huh! uh-uh. uh-huh. (chatters curiously) uh-oh. oh, i see. every direction looks the same so we can't orient the map. i guess we're lost. hmm. ah! (hooting happily) uh-huh, uh-huh! oh!
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george saw the bridge, the duck pond, even leslie the cow. (chortling happily) (mooing) but they were all in the wrong place. until... george turned the map just right. now everything lined up. (hooting happily) and george knew exactly where they had to go. (chortles excitedly) that way? let's go. (mooing) hey, a mallard! ancestor of all domestic ducks except the muscovy duck! i wish there was someone to tell that to.
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huh. are we lost again? (duck quacking) (hooting "aha!") (laughing) (chortling happily) (quacking) (chatters "this way") (quacking) (mooing) gee, i could swear i've been here but no corn, so i guess not. you're the one who threw away the map. what do we do now? uh, my policeman's intuition says we take that left. make way. we'd better run. uh, yeah. (panting)
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officer wint quint: wait up there. (splashing) at least it's a sunny day for a swim. yeah, a sunny day. tina has a solar panel. (whirring) tina: why are you sitting in water? i can't leave you alone for a minute. say what? say what? (quacking) hey! no wonder my corn markers aren't here. they're in the belly of a maize-munching mallard. (quacking angrily) cut... cut that out! stay away! what a crazy race. at this point, ladies and gentlemen anyone could cross the finish line first. and i'll be there when it happens. where to next, george? we're almost to the finish line. (chattering) (mooing) (slurping)
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our map! (wailing) (giggling) out of the way, cow. gee, without a map what do we do? (mooing) (chattering) follow the cow? (hooting) don't you still want to race? (hoots, chatters) (tina beeping) tina: turn left for a shortcut. i hear them. they're coming. it could be all over any second! tina: continue straight. (duck quacking angrily) no, stop it, cut it out! why are we chasing a cow, george? coming through! (angry quacking, mooing) this is it. and the winner is... a... cow?! (mooing) a cow? well, i don't think the cow is a contestant. (chortling excitedly) no this is our winner.
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team george! (cheering, whooping) we won? but how? (bill screaming) here! i don't need it anymore! (officer and mrs. quint panting, gasping) mrs. quint: well, makes us third. tina (beeping): stop. destination reached. excuse me. looks like you two win the golden cob. that's one smart monkey, knowing that leslie can always find the barn at milking time. (chuckles) very clever, george. (chortling proudly) cool trophy. mr. & mrs. quint: good race. (murmuring) yes, listeners it has been quite a day. has anyone seen my microphone? (murmuring with pleasure) (smacking lips mooing happily) hmm... hmm... girl: george is a monkey. he used a map to find his way through the corn maze. today, we're gonna make a maze.
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girl: we have a map that shows the maze. one of the kids is gonna be blindfolded, and we're gonna have another kid that's gonna direct the kid that's blindfolded. girl 2: our maze starts here. then we have to take the correct turns and go the right number of steps to get through to the end of the maze. take three steps forward. go left. wait, no, i mean go right. i just left and right wrong because i need to move the map so the map is facing where he's facing. this is the way julio is facing. turn right. okay, take... three steps forward. turn right. turn left. girl: you want to put your finger where he's standing, and when he's moving you want to turn the map with him. turn... right.
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take three steps. (kids laughing) oh, my goodness! girl: the most important thing was to use good directions. boy: move one big step. (kids laughing) (george chortling happily) (giggling, chattering) (chuckling) okay, george time to dry off. we don't want to be late for the photo shoot at chef pisghetti's. it's a very special honor to be on the cover of bird watcher's magazine. (giggling) so you have to stay clean as a whistle. deal? uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. (laughing) (chatters "hi")
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hello, fellow bird-watchers. (george humming happily) my monkey is clean and photo-ready. where should we pose? we're going to take pictures out in the park first, and then we'll do the cover photo. oh, uh, but the park has mud, dirt, and george is so clean and fluffy. don't you want that picture now? uh-huh! the summer tanager nests in the morning and we don't want to miss a chance to photograph her. no, no, we mustn't miss. such a nice bird. but remember what happened last year when george made the cover? wiseman & pisghetti: oh, yeah. pisghetti: ah, yeah. wiseman: right. (laughs nervously) wait, i know! george can stay here and help steve and betsy in the kitchen. ooh! (chortles excitedly) (cooing) anyone need the help of four extra hands?
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whoa, george! hi, george. (chortles "hello") (barking happily) (panting) you know, i'm a-think to celebrate the summer tanager visiting our park, we color eggs and have a egg hunting contest. ooh. man: oh, that looks like a messy job to me. (chattering in protest) well, okay, but every good kitchen mate must wear his uniform. george, stay clean as a whistle. we'll take that cover photo as soon as we get back from the park. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. oh, and georgio, be careful of my heavenly angel food masterpiece. a delicious dessert i made special to celebrate our daring bird-watching deeds! (chuckling) (slurping) (chattering) oh, your cake and monkey will be safe
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i guarantee. nothing to worry about with chef steve in charge. be a good little monkey and stay clean. uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. (chortling "good-bye") how come you get to be chef? 'cause i'm older and more experienced. and i've got the hat. (chattering excitedly) uh-uh, george. let an egg coloring "eggs-pert" show you how it's done. (charkie barking) uh-uh. ah, sorry, charkie. no egg dipping for you. now, george, you see these three pots? one has red dye, one blue and the other yellow. uh-huh. they're called, uh... you know... huh? primary colors. by combining them in different ways, you can make every other color of the rainbow. very good, assistant betsy.
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now watch closely, george, and witness a little magic. first, i dip the egg in the yellow dye. ooh! then, i dip the yellow egg into the blue dye, and presto! it comes out, uh... green! oh. "eggs-actly!" narrator: but if yellow and blue made green... huh... george wondered... what would blue and red make? (chattering excitedly) (chortling happily) ooh! aha! (chortling excitedly) ♪ ta-da! ♪ why, george, you've created a brand-new fruit-- a purpanana. ah...
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(barking) but george wasn't the only one who took an interest in his new treat. (barking) (chattering) (barking and chortling) charkie, no! (dishware clattering) oh! the cake! ooh! (chattering excitedly) ooh! ooh! whew! ♪ ta-da! ♪ (barks cheerily) (gasps) ooh! aah! whoa! (george chattering blubbering) (laughing) george, you're... yellow! huh? aha! (laughing) remember your promise to stay clean? uh-oh! oh, no! i gave my guarantee, and now a whole monkey is wrecked.
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betsy, what am i going to do? don't look at me. you're in charge chef steve! aw... (birds twittering) did you hear it? that's the song of the summer tanager. come on, this way! oh! whoa! oh. good thing george stayed back at the kitchen where it's clean. there, problem solved. no one will ever know he's yellow now. (chatters curiously) sometimes i think i'm a genius. (barks) whoa! charkie! (barking excitedly) (groans) (pigeon cooing) hmm. oh. oh. george thought if yellow and blue made green... (chattering) ...and red and blue made purple
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maybe he could find what colors made brown and dye himself back to normal. george, no! (shouting) (cooing) (muttering): i don't feel good. orange. (barking) charkie, no! (barking happily) (giggling) aah! a blue dog and an orange monkey. what could be worse than that?! (charkie barking and pigeon cooing) (george chatters excitedly) no, charkie! no bird chasing! here, you can be chef now. (barking and cooing) (hooting excitedly) where'd they go? i don't know but we better find them before the bird-watchers do.
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(pigeon cooing) (birds singing) pisghetti: voila. i see the red bird perched on the stop sign by the fire truck. (cooing) wiseman: where is it? i don't see it. wow. are there many orange monkeys in this park? man: no... i have the only monkey in town, and he's monkey-colored. usually. oh, no. man: hmm, no george.
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(sighs) betsy: george, there you are! where's charkie? (charkie barking in distance) (chattering excitedly) (barking) (george laughs) (panting) aah! bird-watchers heading this way! (whistling a bird call) (bird whistling in response) it's very close. come on, let's get back to the kitchen. (birds twittering) (gasps) (quietly): i see the red tanager. don't anybody move. (pisghetti gasps) (panting) let's see... if i remember right, red and blue makes purple and purple and orange make brown. just hurry before the bird-watchers get back! pisghetti: i am sure george is clean as a cucumber.
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they're here! what do we do? hide? (whimpers) (panting and muttering) (door opening) where's george? (sighs heavily) as a chef, i cannot tell a lie. george fell into the... (george chattering, blubbering) oh, there you are. taking another bath to keep extra clean for the picture? (laughs) aha. water. i would have thought of that in another few seconds. and to think i thought that i might find a messy monkey-- ooh! aah! (cart squeaking) i got the cake. whoa! george, you're... you're red! he's as red as the rare summer tanager! (gasps) this gives me a fabulous idea!
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that's it. ready! (camera shutter clicking) photographer: a true dedication to the red summer tanager. this will be the best bird watchers cover ever. narrator: and so it was, thanks to a certain colorful monkey. (chattering excitedly) (giggling) girl: george is a monkey girl: george is a monkey so he can do things we can't do. he turned himself orange. we're making ourselves lots of colors. girl: we're going to use some paper. boy: we're going to cut out suits. girl: that we're going to paint. camouflage is blending in with something. blending in so no one can see you. animals do it to protect them from predators. this is a red brick wall that i'm going to try to camouflage myself to blend in. this is where i'm going to try to blend in. i'm going to try to blend in to this fence. you've got to mix the colors so they look right.
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a little bit of blue yellow and red to get brown. and you've got to test it. this one right here matches better because it's more red. girl: simon traced the brick and cut it out. he put it down and traced a whole bunch of them. i'm painting the posts and i'm trying not to get it into where the sun cracks are. i have a sponge where i can cut a leaf. i finished. girl: it really blends in. boy: i think you did the bricks perfectly. girl: it's really good camouflage. boy: i think it really blends in. boy 2: yeah. it matches perfectly. i'm going to make a wall out of rocks and mud. samantha: i'm going to record some sounds and see if they can guess
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what sounds i made. (squeals) a horse. sebastian: well, actually we're going to come back a little later and see what these shadows look like. oh. now look at my shadow-- it's totally thin. this is weird. 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! (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. she doesn't know that her new shoes are designed for kids to be as active as their imaginations.
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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." funding for curious george is provided by contributions to your pbs station... ooh. ...and from: announcer: can't get enough monkey? to find curious george and his friends every day online swing by to play fun games and watch your favorite videos. you can also read more curious george adventures by visiting your local library.
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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 ♪ both: 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 2 and thing 1 ♪ yoo-hoo! ♪ whoa! woo-hoo!
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♪ can't stop the cat in the hat ♪ ♪ all of our adventures start like that ♪ ♪ wherever you're going wherever 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 ♪ (children laughing) ♪ (laughing) i found a piece of the plate sally. it fits right here! cool! nice work, nick! now where does this piece of cake go? cake!? did someone say cake? i love cake! it's the cat! the cat in the hat! if there's a piece of cake going anywhere it's going right here in my tummy! please say it's my favorite: mm-mm-mm! chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip! it's a puzzle cake, cat!
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oh. well, puzzle cakes are my second favorite kind! (rumbling) what's that rumbly noise? hmm. well, i'll tell you something: it's not thunder. there's not a cloud in the sky! (laughing) it's my tummy rumbling! i'm hungry. (rumbling) (laughing) what a wonderful rumbly tumbly noise! my tummy makes that noise when i'm hungry too. hmmm. why do our tummies rumble when we're hungry? i don't know, but i do know someone who does: doctor giggles! he knows all about our insides! can we go visit him? your mother will not mind at all if you do! (laughing) mom! can we go with the cat in the hat to find out why tummies rumble when we're hungry? mom: find out why tummies rumble? oooh, just thinking about it makes me hungry! i'll fix a snack for when you get back! all: yay! we can go! we can go! we can go! we can go! i know. i know! to the thingamajigger!
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mm-mm-mm! it's very important to eat a healthy balanced diet! not only is it good for you, but it's fun too! i love balancing my diet! (laughing) 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! (honking) flick the jiggermawhizzer! (laughing) ♪ isn't this fun? both: 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! ♪ ♪ we'll ask dr. giggles why all girls and boys ♪ ♪ have tummies that make
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a loud rumbly noise! ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! ♪ ♪ on an adventure ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go! ♪ welcome to dr. giggles' house. i hope the doctor's in. (laughing from inside) it sure sounds like it! i'd know that laugh anywhere! (laughing) hi, dr. giggles! (laughing) what's so funny? i'm trying to discover... (laughing) which bone... is my funny bone! (laughing) which one is it? they all are! (laughing) how can i help you today? dr. giggles, why do our tummies make a rumbly tumbly noise when we're hungry? a very
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good question! it all has to do with how tummies work. but why don't you go see for yourselves! you mean go inside someone's tummy? not someone! some-thing! when you want to explore inside bodies like you whistle real loud for thing 1 and thing 2! (whistling) both: hello! who wants a tummy rub from the inside? both: ooh, ooh, ooh! hmm! rumbly tumbly tummies two, we have to choose one and that means you! yay! congratulations. nick: how are we going to get in there? the same way our food does! ah! cool! wow. to the thingamajigger! ooh! oh, dear. i can't believe we're going to be eaten by a thing. me either. it's not even snack time! we'll be quite safe inside the thingamajigger. press the shrinkamadoodle, sally! (giggling)
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pull the subereblubber, nick! (laughing) oh, no, i'm a fishy on a cracker! (laughing) (babbling) over the lips and past the gums, look out, tummy, here we come! all: yay! cool, we're inside thing 1's mouth! on a cracker! the beginning of a fantastic voyage. (laughing) hi, dr. giggles, we see you. and i'll see you any moment now on my scannermajammer. on your way down to thing 1's tummy right here. (laughing) all aboard for the chew-chew train! (all yelling)
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mind those chompy chompers. food is the fuel our bodies use to go, go, go. but first, it needs to be in teeny tiny pieces. that starts with chewing! mom always tells me to chew my food! she's right! your tongue swirls food around your mouth for your teeth to chew up into smaller bits. are they small enough yet? small enough to swallow! (swallowing) ooh, there you are. next stop, thing 1's tummy! whoa! we're in some sort of tube. that's squeezing us down. don't you just love a good squishy squeeze? (laughing) that squeeze goes one way to help food and drink go down. and stay down! all: whee!
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wow! wow! welcome to thing 1's rumbly tumbly tummy! watch this! nick: look! it's squishy and squooshy! (laughing) tummies are where food gets ground up even smaller! how does something squishy do that? maybe it happens down there. who's in for a swim? i know i am! i don't think that's a good idea! me either! look! hmm. are you sure? let's try with this cherry. (all yelling) tummies are full of strong juices that help make chewed-up food even smaller! (laughing) just the sight of food is enough to get those tummy juices going! maybe that's what happened to nick
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when he saw our cake puzzle! and my tummy started to rumble! but what makes that rumbly sound? (rumbling) all: yahoo! that was awesome! tummies roll food around until it's small enough for our bodies to use. all: yahoo! so that rumbly tumbly sound is the sound of my tummy working! like a gurgly wurgly pipe filled with tummy juice! it happens all the time only when your tummy's empty, it sounds a lot louder. (rumbling) all: whoa! it's getting very rumbly! and these tummy juices have gotten much deeper! that cracker made thing 1's tummy hungry for more. (laughing) maybe he should eat something! yeah!
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whoa! good thinking! oh, waiter! some strawberry snacks, please. yum yum! incoming! is that red blob a strawberry? once food is chewed up, well my goodness, it's hard to tell! everything's getting mixed up together! like ice-cream soup! his tummy is doing its job making those strawberry snacks smaller. uh, i think thing 1's tummy thinks we're snacks too! time to go! hey, how about that way? down that tunnel! that's a very wiggly and windy way out. i know a much faster way. (honking) huh? wait for it!
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(burping) all: yahoo! (babbling) (laughing) burps are a way for tummies to let out trapped air! and subbereblubbers! and subbereblubbers! goodbye, subbereblubber, hello, thingamajigger! (yelling) yeah! thanks for telling us all about tummies, dr. giggles. any time! (laughing) goodbye! (laughing) all: goodbye! (rumbling) sounds like i'm still hungry. i hope your mom made us a snack! tummies rumble and tumble as they work for you. making food smaller, is the job that they do! (laughing) look, nick. your mom made us a cake for snack time! who wants a piece?
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i do! i do! out of curiosity what kind is it? (rumbling) (laughing) your rumbly tumbly knows! all: chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip! yay! there you go. thank you. all: yummy! (laughing) hi, kids! today, i have a very hard question for you. are you ready? which of these three animals does not drink water? is it a lion? or is it a seagull? or is it a frog? did you say that the frog does not drink water? that's right! frogs don't drink water like you do. they get their water by soaking it in through their skin. (ribbiting) did you get it this time? well, next time, i'll stump you for sure. both: time to take a picture with our snaparama cameras! i'll take the picture! and i'll guess what it is!
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nick: okay, sally, take a guess! sally: oh, a puzzle! i see an animal with a long tail and big feet! it looks like a... kangaroo? when kangaroos stand up really tall, they use their tails to help them keep their balance. great photo, nick! (laughing) ♪ nick: look! there's more over there! daisies! tulips! roses! wow, sally, we named all the flowers in the garden! playing the name game is fun nick. what should we name next? how about hats? good one! baseball cap! oh! sun hat! stripy hat! huh!? my favorite kind! it's the cat! the cat in the hat! now that you've named all the hats, what
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shall we name next? we named everything in the world we can think of. then we'll have to name things that are out of this world! like the planets! both: wow! earth is here. it's what we're standing on right now! cool! there are eight planets to name. and on this model, they all stack on the bright yellow sun. see? oh, dear! oh, cat! don't worry, we'll get the planets for you. but where do they go on cat's model? let's see. earth would go... no i-- ah! i can never remember! then how will we fix it? by going to space and taking a look at the real thing. yay! yay! and while we're there we can play the planet name game too! your mother will not mind at all if you do! (laughing) come in, mom. this is nick. can we go to space with the cat in the hat to play the planet name game? over?
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(laughing) mom: play the planet name game? roger that! i can't name a better game. over and out! thanks, mom! both: we can go! we can go! i know! i know! to the thingamajigger! buckle up! pull the space-ma-racer! both: wow! this is so cool! get ready for booma-blasters in, ten, nine, eight seven, six... we're going to blast off, like real astronauts! i can't wait! neither can i! five, four three, two, one! all: blast off! ♪ 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
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the hat today! ♪ ♪ we're going to space to play a fun game ♪ ♪ zooming around to find each planet's name ♪ ♪ here we go, go, go, go! on an adventure ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go, go ♪ (horn honking) welcome to space. nick: wow! cat: that's planet earth. the blue parts are swirly whirly oceans. here's the blue planet. it looks just like earth. but where does it go on the model? yeah, i don't see any other planets. the other planets are far away. but we'll zoomamazoodle there super fast once you've put these on! why do we need sunglasses in space? you'll see when i press the zoomamazoodle! sally: wow! cool! (all cheering)
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wow! that was awesome! sally: and so's that! whoa ! when did the sun get so big? it's always this size. we just travelled much closer to it! let's start naming planets. that sun is making me hot! ooh. there's one over there! what's its name? my snaparama camera says the name of whatever you point it at. thanks, cat. camera: planet mercury! mercury looks much smaller than earth did. nick, look for a small ball to put back on cat's model. how about this teeny weeny one? mercury is the closest planet to the sun! isn't this fun!? what do we have next? i don't see any other planets. let's take a closer look!
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hmm. why, there's one right over there! sally: all i can see is that bright shiny star! that's not a star it's a planet. only it's so far away, it's just a dot in the sky! what's it's name? let's go find out with a quick zoomamazoodle! all: yahoo! you were right, cat! there is another planet. planet venus! venus looks very yellow and stormy. it's no place for a picnic! look for a yellow ball to put back in the second place, nick. hmm. how about this one? a perfect match! you've found planet one and two! that's only six more to go! and i assume the next one, you know! we do!? we do!? it's thatta-way-hey-hey!
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all: yahoo! nick: it's planet earth! fish: home sweet home! the blue planet is easy to find! after mercury and venus, it's earth. which planet comes next? let's zoomamazoodle to find out! all: whee! cat: who put that big red ball there? it must be another planet! let's see! planet mars! cat: the red planet is one of my favorite planets. it goes with my red stripy hat. (laughing) so this red ball must be mars! the planet name game is lots of fun! ♪ we're naming the planets ♪ ♪ we're zooming by stars ♪ ♪ to mercury, venus earth and mars ♪ ♪ mercury, venus, earth and mars! ♪ (laughing)
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ah! what was that?! those are asteroids! there are lots of rocks floating in space! how are we going to get through? when you need a space bump there's just one thing to do: whistle real loud for thing 1 and thing 2! (whistling) things: wheee! hi! hello! would you be so kind as to clear the way through? (cheering) (laughing) (babbling, giggling) those things are great bumpers! all clear! yay! time to zoomamazoodle! all: yahoo! (shivering) why's it so cold? the further you go from the sun, the colder it gets. these will certainly
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keep you two warm. thanks. i hope we find the next planet soon! (gasping) i think it found us! wow! nick: awesome. (camera clicking) planet jupiter. wow! jupiter's giant! cat: it's the biggest planet out here. look for the biggest ball to put back! found it! mercury, venus, earth, mars and now jupiter. wait till you see which planet is next! all: yahoo! whoa! sally: we found a space rainbow! oh, wait! it's not a space rainbow. it's colorful rings going around another planet! all: whee! (laughing) this planet with rings is one of my favorite things. what's its name?
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let's see! (camera clicking) planet saturn. look for a ball with colorful rings, nick. this must be saturn. what a jewel! let's zoomamazoodle! all: yahoo! wow, sally. we've named six planets. there are only two planets left. but which one goes where? you look for another planet with rings and i'll look for one that's greeny blue. over there! a planet with rings. only they go up and down! look. there's a greeny blue planet too! what are their names? (camera clicking) planet uranus! (camera clicking) planet neptune! cat: uranus and neptune! twin planets that are not quite the same. uranus goes here
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because it's closer. and neptune goes here because it's the only one left! we named all eight planets. and you fixed my model. thanks, guys! my, you're clever! c-c-cat? c-can we g-go home n-now? cat: then let's go! ♪ we're naming the planets ♪ ♪ we're zooming by stars ♪ ♪ to mercury, venus earth and mars ♪ ♪ we have four more planets to add to our tune ♪ ♪ jupiter, saturn uranus, neptune ♪ ♪ jupiter, saturn uranus, neptune ♪ planets are great floaty balls out in space each has it's own special worth. there are eight planets in all but we live on just one, our wonderful home planet earth! all: yahoo!
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the planet name game was fun! what shall we name next? how about naming the stars? oh, cat! that would take all night! then we better get started! there's sally and nick and jeffrey and preston, and suzy and jake. oh, and there's stella. hi, stella! (laughing) welcome to hat chat! today we're going to chat with dr. giggles. both: happy birthday! well, thank you very much! nick: oops, i got the card dirty. ooh, wait just a minute. (laughing) a fingerprint! what's that? look! sally: oh! you have a bunch of loopy lines on your finger dr. giggles. those are my fingerprints. those lines are ridges in our skin that help our fingers feel things. every fingerprint is different! let's look at yours to compare.
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hoo-hoo! look! mine are different! every time you touch something you leave behind fingerprints. (laughing) thanks for chatting with us about fingerprints. and thank you for the card! (laughing) (playing harmonica) ♪ animals have families like you and me ♪ ♪ they're called many things ♪ ♪ let's get to know three ♪ ♪ they love hop-hop-hopping ♪ ♪ but when they form a group ♪ ♪ did you know kangaroos are known as a "troop"? ♪ a troop? ♪ here is a creature that stays up all night ♪ ♪ they're really quite shy so don't give them a fright ♪ ♪ when gathered together they're known as a "pickle" ♪ ♪ but porcupine quills-- ♪ ouch! ♪ they don't tickle ♪ (laughing) a pickle of porcupines! ♪ look at these hippos splashing and playing ♪ ♪ listen
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to them call ♪ ♪ can you guess what they're saying? ♪ ♪ a bunch of these beasts is known as "bloat" ♪ ♪ they run through the water but nope! they don't float ♪ ♪ goodbye to the troop ♪ ♪ goodbye pickle and bloat ♪ (laughing) that cat in the hat has a wonderful notion. join me in exploring deep down in the ocean. they are creatures that swim creatures that crawl. and some kinds of creatures that don't move at all. their fins and their tails help move fish around. they slip through the water, not making a sound. a squid squirts out water to help it swim well. the scallop can move by flapping its shell. crab uses its legs to walk on the sand. down on the sea bed or up on the land. a sea star slowly inches its way. just moving
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a little can take the whole day. jellyfish drift so they can go with the tide. not swimming so much as just hitching a ride. i'm glad you decided to dive here with me and swim with the creatures that live in the sea. both: time to take a picture with our snaparama cameras! i'll take the picture. and i'll guess what it is. take a guess! hmm, it looks like a hairy straw. (laughing) oh, hey, it looks like a feather! that's right, nick! this is a feather from a sparrow! how come the feather is on the ground? birds will sometimes lose their feathers so that new ones can grow in. great photo, sally. (laughing) announcer: it's "super why!" why writer, write! let's roll! we climbed down to the bottom of the wall. hooray! super! announcer: "super why!" weekdays
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