tv Eyewitness News Morning Edition CBS February 1, 2013 6:00am-7:00am EST
"the electric company" is brought to you by... find your voice and share it american greetings proud sponsor of "the electric company." agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant, and viewers like you, thank you. ok, here are your five words: minute -- a minute is a unit of time that's over pretty quickly. it's the same as 60 seconds. hour -- it takes 60 of those minutes and you'll have an hour. from 2:00 to 3:00 is one hour. year -- a year is the amount of time it takes to get through a whole calendar from january to december. you also use it to describe when something happened, or how old someone is. inflate -- when you inflate something,
you fill it with air to make it bigger. launch -- when you launch something you send it up in the air. so we have minute, hour, year, inflate, and launch. watch out for them in today's show. ♪ beep! beep! happy fourth of july, danny! happy! happy! what's so happy about it? it's all hot everything's closed, and these weird little flags everywhere. i feel like some sort of weird giant. i think i know something that will make you feel better. let's pull a prank on "the electric company." a fine thought, surely but they're all gone. gone? except for the small one, marcus. hector and shock are rock climbing, and keith is at the beach, and jessica's at a concert. i mean, they all went away without inviting us. i mean, what do we ever do to them? well, i froze keith one time. i turned jessica into a lizard. i stole hector's shoes and turned them into evil shoes. i stole the orang-a-joke. (laughter)
wait! if the electric company isn't around, that means there is no one around to stop us. we could do whatever we want. (cheering and laughter) that's what i'm talking about! wait, wait, wait! not now, manny i'm on a roll. danny! danny! what? we can't just run around and act all crazy. oh, why not? we need to do something that we could never do when the electric company's around. and i think i know just what that something is. follow me. oh no, they're up to something. hey, you guys -- wait, all the guys are away. it's just me against the pranksters, by myself.
wait, there's got to be somebody in town who can help me. paul the gorilla, he's in town. hey, you gorilla! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ the power we perfected is electrically connected ♪ ♪ so use it as directed and expect to be respected ♪ ♪ just turn it on and you will see ♪ ♪ that you belong in the company! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ plug it in, everybody! ♪ ♪ electric company electric company ♪ ♪ electric company... electric company!
♪ ♪ (grunting) paul, am i glad to see you! yeah, the diner's closed today, the guys are away. ok, so... i'm sorry, man, the banana smoothie's gonna have to wait. ok paul, danny and manny are up to something, and i'm going to need some help until the guys get back. ok, they'll be back for the fourth of july party at 6:00. it's 4:00, so from 4:00 to 5:00 is one hour and from 5:00 to 6:00 is another hour. so i have to hold down the fort for two hours until the guys get back. so can you help me? oh paul, you're the best. this is good, i've got you but we're going to need a little more help. hey, marcus!
hey...george washington... how does george washington know my name? no marcus, it's me emily. oh, emily! paul, this is emily, she goes to my school. listen, we need your help, but why are you dressed as -- i was just in the fourth of july parade. i dress up as a president every year. like last year when i was 11 i was chester arthur. and then two years ago, when i was ten, i was grover cleveland. did you know he was actually president twice? for four years each time once from the years of 1885 -- wait, emily, we need your help. the rest of the electric company is away, and danny and manny are running wild! i can help, but do you really think that two kids and a gorilla stand a chance against the pranksters? i mean, guys come on we have to try. what if the americans in the revolutionary war just gave up their fight against the belgians? british. british, but they didn't. no! and in the year 1492 -- 1776. hey guys listen, the point is, they didn't give up and neither should we.
so are you with me or are you with me? danny, i've been planning this moment for three years. a wordball, where did you ever get a wordball? francine made it for me. ♪ the electric company doesn't like you. (laughter) i like it. and it gets even better with the help of my new invention the pufferuppernator. i'll fill these words with air, you know, inflate them? and then launch them into the sky, and they'll fly so high up that everyone will read it those six glorious words... (laughter) ♪ ♪ the electric company... doesn't like you ♪ ♪ the electric company... no, they're
not your fans ♪ ♪ the electric company doesn't li-i-ike you ♪ ♪ this has to be the greatest of our plans ♪ ♪ i'll inflate this message and we'll launch it to the sky ♪ ♪ it will then be witnessed by all the passersby ♪ ♪ the passersby will read it and then they'll realize ♪ ♪ that their beloved heroes are not the nicest guys ♪ ♪ when the words become inflated they'll be humiliated ♪ ♪ and everyone will think they're immature-ture-ture ♪ ♪ we'll cause them all frustration ♪ ♪ and ruin their reputations ♪ ♪ and nobody will call them anymore-more-more ♪ ♪ the electric company... doesn't like you ♪ ♪ the electric company... no, they're not your fans ♪ ♪ the electric company doesn't li-i-ike you ♪ ♪ this has to be the greatest of our plans ♪ ♪ the electric company... doesn't like you ♪ ♪ the electric company... no, they're not your friends ♪ ♪ the electric company doesn't li-i-ike you ♪ ♪ this has to be the greatest of our plans ♪ (laughing) it will take the pufferuppernator two hours
to inflate the words all the way. it's 4:00 now, so that means that at exactly 6:00 -- we'll be ready to launch! (laughter) oh, the electric company doesn't like me? what did i do wrong? donnie! manny and danny made the whole thing up. oh really, fuzzball? totally, it's a lie -- an l-i-e, lie. an "l" what? i-e. what? i-e! (singing) ♪ mom's apple pie, try a "pies" today. did you just say pies? there's no such thing. "ie" sometimes sounds like "i"... and sometimes it sounds like "e"... if the "i" sound doesn't make sense, try the "e" sound. danny rebus presents... super spy! and that other guy.
what's up? boss, i've snuck into the birthday party at enemy headquarters. and the other guy is here, too. ok, i need you to find the thief who stole the plans. there's a clue written on top of the birthday cake, good luck. there's the cake. oh! the message! i can try making some words. tee-ipi -- no, keep trying. no. wait, i see an ie there, and an ie there, so the words make an "i" sound or an "e" sound. pee-tee or pie-tie. pie tie, he's the thief! i'll be taking those plans. way to find the pie tie, other guy.
happened so far in exactly one minute, that's 60 seconds starting now. the pranksters are up to no good, and i'm on my own. hey, you gorilla. everybody is gone for two hours, that's so long. i could watch a whole movie in two hours. or play a whole football game. two hours is so much time. you know what's not a lot of time? a minute! and we have used 18 seconds of our minute. i've been planning this prank for three years! do you know how long that is? in three years i've had three birthdays. in three years, there've been three halloweens. ding-dong... trick or treat! ding-dong...trick or treat! ding-dong... trick or treat! i finally get to put this mean message in the sky and ruin the electric company. we've used 37 seconds of our minute. ♪ this is our year our hour, our minute ♪ ♪ the second we launch this we're going to begin it ♪ ♪ we will crush their reputation in just two hours ♪ ♪ and no one in the neighborhood will want their powers ♪ ♪ after 70 years when it's 2080 ♪ ♪ and jessica ruiz is a little old lady ♪ ♪ people will pass her and shout out boo! ♪ ♪ since the year 2010 i haven't liked
you ♪ ♪ it's a prankster holiday... a prankster holiday... ♪ look at that exactly one minute. ♪ danny rebus is de... good one, paul -- delightful. danny rebus is delightful? danny just loves danny! danny really loves danny. this way team, move! can you believe it's only been an hour and a half? look how big the wordball is getting! (laughing) manny! you know that little kid in the electric company you're always telling me not to worry about? yeah, marcus -- don't worry about him. ok, cool. why are you worried about marcus, anyway?
because he's right over there. what? oh, and he's got a gorilla and a u.s. president with him, too. all right, it's 5:30 now if we launch at 6:00 that means we need another half an hour to inflate the words. you mean we have another 30 minutes to inflate the words? that's what i said. no, no, you said half an hour. it's the same thing, one hour is 60 minutes a half hour is 30 minutes! i prefer to say 30 minutes but it's not about me, so... all right, this is what we'll do. i'll keep inflating the words while you go distract marcus and his team for the next 30 minutes. how am i supposed to do that? i don't know! but whatever you do, don't blurt out what the real evil plan is. i know it's hard -- i do it, all the pranksters do it but it's a really, really bad habit. ♪ i think i see more rebuses this way. think, danny! how do i distract them? ♪
(cawing) oops, we missed a rebus. how'd that happen? manny and danny aren't planeing anything. huh? oh wait, it says plane minus the letter "e." that's plan! if danny's telling us they're not planning something then they're definitely planning something. but what? i think that branch might have some answers. danny, we see you. very well, you may have caught me, but you're no match for -- banana! ♪ ♪ give up, danny, there's nowhere
to go and you're out of bananas. now, what are you and manny planning? oh, please! i'll never tell you what manny's doing in the park. so, it's something in the park? well, duh! i mean, where else is there enough room to inflate the words "the electric company doesn't like you," and then launch them into the sky so everyone can read it, and not like the electric company forever. oh! manny was right, it really is hard not to blurt out the evil plan. i'm definitely not going to tell you that we are launching the words at 6:00! a-ha! man! why do i keep doing that? uh...bye! i got to see what time it is.
it's 5:45! 15 minutes until 6:00. we got to get to the park and stop manny. come on, guys! you think they have enough time? well, as president george washington once said "it could go either way, fuzzball." he never said that. maybe he said this -- "my fellow americans let's watch my friend mummy celebrate his birthday." i'm pretty sure that was president lincoln. ♪ ♪ what does the ie sound like when you see it in a word? ♪ ♪ see it in a word ♪ ♪ you could use the long "i" sound ♪ ♪ you can use the long "e" sound ♪ ♪ which will it be? ♪ ♪ take a look at the sentence what do you see? ♪ ♪ i see the ie combination times three ♪ ♪ so in my mind, i'm thinking about the two sounds to use ♪ ♪ with every word, deciphering and discovering word clues ♪ ♪ this with the long "i" sound is nice ♪ ♪ this was the long "i" sound is thife ♪ ♪ this was the long "i" sound is fries ♪ ♪ so the nice of the thife eats fries
-- what? ♪ ♪ hold up, come back! shock, pause, rewind ♪ ♪ let's try it with the long "e" sound this time ♪ ♪ this with the long "e" sound is niece ♪ ♪ and this with the long "e" sound is thief ♪ ♪ and this with the long "e" sound is freeze ♪ ♪ so the niece of the thief eats freeze -- no way! ♪ ♪ it's not all "e" and it's not all "i" ♪ ♪ look at each word give each one a try ♪ ♪ the niece of the thief eats fries ♪ let me tell you, i used to be so mad at ie we didn't get along at all. i'd say, ie, what's your deal, man? sometimes you make the "i" sound, like in pie, or cries. sometimes you make the "e" sound like in chief, or field. why are you trying to confuse me? and you know what ie would say? nothing...'cause letters don't talk. so i took matters into my own hands, now whenever i see ie in a word, first i try the "i" sound, if that makes sense i say, "oh yeah!"
if it doesn't make sense then i say, "no sir!" and then i try the "e" sound. "belive" is not a word. so let's try the "e" sound. oh yeah! it works. so now "ie is my boy we're cool. isn't that right, ie? he's very quiet. your birthday wouldn't be complete without your favorite dessert. make a wish! i wish this was not a bowl of peas. oh well. what do you mean? mummies love peas for dessert. ah, we do? it says so right here on stuffmummieslove.com, see? mummies love peas for dessert. oh, that says pies, not peas. how could that say pies? it's got an ies -- just like mummies
-- mummies, peas. sometimes ies makes the "eez" sound, like in mummies and sometimes it makes the "eyes" sound, like in pies. peas are ok, but not for dessert. for dessert, we love pies. but thank you anyway; it's the thought that counts. no, wait right there! ta-da! oh guys, you shouldn't have. you really shouldn't have. ♪ swizzy ♪ nasir, kj, let's go! ♪ listen... ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ speak... ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ write... ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ read... ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can listen you can speak ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can speak you can write ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can write you can read ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ now let your voice take the lead ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can listen you can speak ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can speak you can write ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can write you can read ♪
♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ now let your voice take the lead ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ this time, i talk you listen ♪ ♪ open your minds and put this in ♪ ♪ talk back, now that's a conversation ♪ ♪ it's what we call communication ♪ ♪ now, write something i read it ♪ ♪ my brain is hungry let's feed it ♪ ♪ i learn something new every day ♪ ♪ we're all connected by the words we say ♪ ♪ if you can listen you can speak ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can speak you can write ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can write you can read ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ now let your voice take the lead ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can listen you can speak ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can speak you can write ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ if you can write you can read ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ ♪ now let your voice take the lead ♪ ♪ it's all connected ♪ the british are coming! the british are coming! huh? oops, wrong story. the words are inflating! the words are inflating! i know! only minutes to go before manny launches them into the sky! but marcus and paul the gorilla and george washington
are running off to stop them! i hope they can get there on time! why are we shouting? i don't know! (yelling) ♪ move, team, move! it's 5:57! three minutes until launch! step on it, paul! ♪ inflate! inflate! inflate! inflate! (laughing) marcus, look! the electric company doesn't like you? two minutes to launch! come on team, move!
manny! stand back, rebus, it's almost launch time. you remember that thing you said about revealing the evil plan? yeah, that you should not do that. well, i did that! what? i did! you told them! i'm really sorry! where are they? they're about there, ish! begin the launch. ♪ (laughter) we did it! the pranksters finally won! don't celebrate yet. ♪
yes! oh my gosh, i did it! (yelling and crying) now everyone's going to like them even more than before. (crying) this is what we in the prankster business call a backfire. (crying) i know, i know. ♪ marcus, that was awesome. did you see how far i kicked that thing? yes! oh my gosh! hey, marcus. jess, you made it. hi paul, hi emily, the guys are on the way. oh...whoa! i know! the electric company wishes you a happy fourth of july. marcus, did you do that? yeah, with a little help from my friends. it's amazing, but how on earth...
it's a long story. i think we have a couple of hours before the fireworks start. ok, so, i was walking through the park and i see a bunch of rebuses all over the place... can you help me? ♪ boom! prankster planet! ♪ ♪ kapow! prankster planet! ♪ ♪ the wordsuckeruppernator is sucking up words ♪ ♪ so it's jessica and marcus to the rescue! ♪ ♪ there are 13 buttons to shut it down ♪ ♪ but pushing them all is up to you! ♪ ♪ boom! prankster planet! ♪ ♪ kapow! prankster planet! ♪ meanwhile, in the city... well, well, well, if it isn't the guy who made all the buttons that we keep pushing. you're so clever. well, clever is no match for a genius. a genius who figured out if i change this button into something else, you won't have a button to push. and how are you gonna do that? with the change-tastic change-meister 3000...
working title. all i have to do is place this here and as soon as this beam charges up, it will zap this off button and turn it into a ham and cheese sandwich, which i will enjoy for lunch. let's see, it takes an hour for the beam to charge that's 60 minutes... one minute left! a minute? just 60 seconds? we have to move, come on! you want to mess with the genius? i have extra sandwich supplies. release the pickles! (yelling) ugh, i usually enjoy pickles! 35 seconds left! come on, get up! launch the mustard! (screaming) jessica! i've been mustarded! go on without me. never! it's a good thing i never leave planet earth without my wet wipes. thanks. a minute is longer than i thought. initiate whining.
stop, i'll split my sandwich with you. five seconds left! nooooooo! computer voice: one hour complete. (cackling) um...how do we turn back to people? hey you guys? go to pbskidsgo.org, press that off button! the electric company needs you! let's...no...we - oh! give up danny! you've got nowhere to go and... i'm sorry i can't. finish your line marcus. finish your line! you want to say the lines? that are on the page? manny and danny aren't... (laughs) with swizz beatz called it's all connected
and we did that with swizz and his two kids. it seemed really natural to make this idea of it's all connected not only around literacy but around a family idea. the great thing about the light painting is it's this frame by frame animation, so we try to make the words or symbols literally like bleed into the next one. you know, one idea into the next idea, into the next idea. we tried to create that connectedness with light. announcer: pbs kids go! is exploding with shows every weekday. you're right. are you sure? why didn't i know about this? um...awkward. announcer: there's no question. see them weekdays on pbs kids go! or watch anytime you want at pbskidsgo.org. "the electric company" is brought to you by... find your voice and share it american greetings proud sponsor of "the electric company."
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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 ♪ hey, i'm chris. and i'm martin. together we're the kratt brothers. but tonight we're the bat brothers. because we're out looking for bats. maybe we can find one sleeping in its day roost. chris, how about this? an abandoned mine. whoa. martin: come on. let's gear up for a bat cave expedition. oh, yeah.
never enter a cave or abandoned mine unless you have years of caving experience. whoa! what an awesome cave. (bats squeaking) shh, chris. listen. squeaking. ah, little brown bats. chris: oh, this bat's starting to wake up. you can tell because he's doing the wake-up shiver where he gets his muscles going, warms up his body and then he'll fly. little brown bats are so tiny. they're less than half the size of a mouse. where are you going, buddy? getting ready to fly? there he goes. chris: oh, imagine if we could hang out with these little brown bats wherever they go and do whatever they do. imagine if we could fly like bats and had all their awesome bat powers. what if? 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 ♪ whoo-hoo! yeah! these buzz bikes are the best for creature adventuring. yeah, we flew right by a peregrine falcon. and we saw that cute fuzzy
family of raccoons and kept up with a coyote. yeah, but we lost the tortuga. which way is home? oh, that's easy. yeah, no problem. it's that way. it's that way. just give me a sec. accessing buzz bike homing map. hurry up, koki. jimmy's baking his famous brownies and i'm hungry. (insects buzzing) are you almost done, koki? i'm not the only one who's hungry. the mosquitoes are too. oh, yeah. just like clockwork. as soon as it gets dark, out come the little bloodsuckers. okay, got it. tortuga is that way. and not a second too soon. let's head back. buzz bikes away! (laughing) what was that? are you okay, koki? yeah. i thought i saw something creepy but i guess it was just my imagination. let's head back to the tortuga.
(chomping) jimmy, your brownies rule! my grandma jimmina's recipe. hey, martin, aren't you going to have one? oh, stop me at 10. yummy. (gasping) guys, come on. chew with your mouths closed. uh, bro? there's a bat in the brownies. what? cool. (laughing) a bite-sized little brown bat. and that's what i'm going to call you: bite-size. koki: am i in a nightmare? you're holding a blood-drinking, rabies-infected, vicious little monster. chris: what? not true. who told you that about bats? my grandma jimmina told me. well, jimmy, your grandma sure knows a lot about great brownie recipes, but she knows nothing about little brown bats. or any other kind
of bats. there are about 1,100 species of bat in the world. about 720 are insectivores meaning they eat bugs and moths. chris: like the bent-wing bats that go high into the sky eating millions of moths each night. martin: another kind of bat are fruit bats. they're also called flying foxes. and they eat fruit. some, like the ghost bat eat frogs, birds and other bats. chris: only one drinks blood: the vampire bat. and usually from sheep and cows. yeah. they really are harmless and helpful fellow mammals. plus wings. well, i guess it's not attacking anybody. (squeaking) (screaming) jimmy: bat attack! bat attack! yes, it is! yes, it is! (shouting in spanish) ah! bat attack! bat attack! (mosquito buzzing) well, you were kind of right
jimmy. it was a bat attack. but the bat wasn't attacking you. it was attacking something else. something you want it to attack. where? who? what'd i miss? i don't get it. check out your arms, jimmy. what? my mosquito bites? aviva and koki: mosquitoes? they've been attacking us for days. (buzzing) chris: now check out bite-size in full bat attack! (gasping) jimmy: so that means that when the bat was flying around my head, he wasn't trying to suck my blood? he was trying to catch a bug that was trying to suck your blood. oh! you're right, mk. bats are helpful. (koki grunting) (mosquitoes whining) chris: six. seven. eight. nine. ten! ha! this little brown bat caught
10 mosquitoes in a minute. that means this little brown bat can catch... (mouthing) 600 mosquitoes in just 1 hour. that means... (mouthing) that in 2 hours, 833 little brown bats can catch 1 million mosquitoes. oh, bats make the world a less itchy place. goodbye, bug spray. hello, bats. aviva: okay, that does it. any creature that is so good at catching mosquitoes is a friend of mine. hola, little bite-size. you are so delicious. his rear claws are like hooks so he can hang upside down and rest. hanging hook claws. what a cool feature. if you like that then check this out. a bat wing is made of long, thin fingers with skin stretched between them. so a bat wing is really a big, flying hand. ha! i'm making
a bat creature power suit. got to go. how come bats are so good at catching mosquitoes? and how can bats catch mosquitoes in the dark? because they have an awesome power: echolocation. first a bat gives off a little squeak. i don't hear anything. that's because the squeak of a little brown bat is too high-pitched to be heard by human ears. but with the animal amplifier... (bat squeaking) he's making high, squeaky sounds. yeah, about 20 squeaks per second. the sound travels through the air in waves. and when it hits a mosquito a tiny wave of sound bounces back and travels to the bat's big ears. that's why bats have big ears: to hear those tiny sounds. and the bat keeps squeaking and squeaking and hearing the tiny pieces of squeak. and in his brain he gets a picture
of where the mosquito is. and he follows him. no matter how dark it is or what loops the mosquito makes. he can follow him, tracking him down until... crunch time. it's like a video game in fuzzy 3-d. bats are completely cool. and i can make the best game out of this. call it "bat attack." yeah. you get to be a bat and have to eat millions of bloodthirsty mosquitoes that are trying to take over the world. koki: who cares? all i want to do is get my zucchini plants growing so you can make that yummy chocolate zucchini bread of yours. aviva: i love bats. (giggling) all right! two bat fans down. one to go. forget it. there is no way you will ever talk me into liking bats. (screaming) hm! aviva: perfect timing, bite-size. the creature power suits and the bat power discs are ready to go.
i can hardly wait to see the guys try them out. chris: me neither. martin: with you there, bro. here you go. thanks, aviva. oh, yeah. this is going to be great. don't thank me. thank bite-size. he showed me just how amazing and resourceful little brown bats really are. if it weren't for him, i might still think bats are just little, creepy animals. well, bro? let's do this. let's do this. activate creature powers. hey, we're the bat brothers now. and we're flying to the creature rescue. we are? what creature rescue? don't know, but there's always a creature rescue. (both laughing) i think you two should take a trip through the miniaturizer. not enough room in here for those bat wings. besides, little bite-size brownie boy or whatever you've called him
this time is waving bye-bye now. chris and martin: no! bite-size! come back! hurry, aviva before we lose him. miniaturizers powered up. we're good to go. mm-hm. chris: hey, bite-size, wait up! goodbye, and don't come back anytime soon. aviva: come on, koki. i used to think bats were icky creepy. but now that i've got to know them, i like them. yeah. bats are cool. what would be cool is my zucchini plants growing better. it's summer and what's summer without chocolate zucchini bread? jimmy: yeah. martin: there he goes. chris: follow that bat. while the kids are snoozing, the bats are cruising. (both laughing) martin: oh, yeah. chris: whoo! martin: i love bat power! chris: good one.
hey, did you notice something about bite-size, martin? martin: he's not catching mosquitoes anymore. hey, he must be full. because if insects are abundant a little brown bat can fill his belly in the first 2 hours after the sun goes down. right you are, bro. a brown bat can eat as many as 3,000 mosquitoes each night. and almost all that happens right after the sun goes down. hm, speaking of going down bite-size is heading straight for that pond. he's drinking on the fly. got to try it. got to try it. (gurgling) not that thirsty. (groaning) (chris laughing) chris: it's more like this, bro.
little sips. like that. whoa! whoo-hoo! (chuckling) uh, you were saying, bro? whew! bite-size is a perfect name. it's a dangerous world out here for little brown bats. hm. maybe we should watch our backs with a little echolocation look-around. good idea. i'll give it a try. (squeaking) something's bouncing back. rhododendron bush down low. awesome! my turn. (inhaling) (squeaking) (groaning) oops. sorry, dude. let me try that this way. (squeaking) it's working! there's a tree trunk and a branch and-- (gasping) an owl! a screech owl! fly, fly, fly, fly! (screaming)
ooh. follow bite-size. (screaming) (panting and moaning) another close one. tell me about it. hey, what's this? a bat roost. hm, so the little brown bats go out as soon as it's dark they fill their bellies and return to the safety of their roost as quickly as they can. martin: hurry up, chris. i want to see! (grunting) cool. chris: hey, martin. over here. next to bite-size. martin: ooh, it sure is cozy in here. and warm and dry. and safe. (yawning) i could go for
a bat nap. good one, martin. (snoring) hm. martin? boy, does my brother fall asleep fast. a bat nap. yeah. a bat nap. (yawning) (chris snoring) aviva: uh, koki? don't you think you should check in on the kratt bros? koki: oh, you mean the bat brothers? no. i've seen enough bats for one day. one lifetime. they freak me out. i know, but why don't we just check in on them real quick. no watching bats? mm-hm. all right, then. tortuga to wild kratts. come in, wild kratts. told you bats were trouble. wait a sec. there's a thunderstorm. modifying fly cam transponder for storm interference.
(thunder crashing) huh? what? how long have we been asleep? sounds like a storm is passing over. directly over. uh, if this tree's tall out in the open, i hope it doesn't get hit by-- (thunder crashing) oh, no. the storm knocked out our signal. i'll try to re-establish the connection. (all gasping) oh, no. the bats' home. it's completely destroyed. chris, martin, are you guys okay? (chris and martin panting) yeah, we're okay. but bite-size and the rest of the bats are really shaken up. chris: and their shelter, their protection their home has been totally
destroyed. koki: poor little things. why was i so mean to them? they're just cute little fuzz balls who need a home. oh, no. where are they going to go? don't look now, chris, but i think we got another problem. the sun is rising. if you thought that owl was scary, it's almost morning. in the daytime bats are much more vulnerable to falcons, cats crows, foxes. bite-size and his buddies are going to get devoured unless they find a place to hide. but good roost sites are special. they have to be just right for the bats. with a small entrance chamber and certain specifications. (gasping) bat box. bat box. nice one, dude. if we build a bat box for them to hide in, that would-- oh, no. too late. they're already taking off. and in different directions. martin:
oh, no. you know what's in all directions? uh, no. what? wild kratts kids. of course. they're everywhere. good one, bro. jimmy. hm? in my back pack. center pocket, left side in the mesh zip i have instructions on how to make a bat box. got it. time for me to help out some helpful and harmless little bats. i've got a much better attitude now. make that a much better "battitude." input the geographical range of little brown bats with wild kratts kid addresses. wow. they are practically everywhere in north america. wild kratts emergency. all wild kratts kids especially at longitude 45 degrees north and latitude 75 degrees west. code creature rescue. build bat boxes and hang them outside immediately.
a bat rescue? in our neighborhood? yeah! when our bat box is done they can live here. okay, we'd better keep an eye on bite-size and his bat buddies until the bat boxes are ready. (gasping) peregrine falcon! she spotted the bats! we have to help them. to the creature rescue. to the creature rescue. i'll distract the peregrine falcon. you stay with the bats. got it. hey, falcon. over here. catch me if you can. uh-oh. he probably can. (screaming) but not this time. whoo-hoo! don't worry, bite-size. we're not going to let any hungry predators eat you for breakfast. (raccoon chirping) (gasping) a raccoon.
he can grab them right out of the air. i've got to get there first. hey, raccoon. looking for bat snack? well, breakfast is served. come and get it. (grunting and gasping) that's it. eyes on me just a little bit longer. sorry, raccoon. little brown bats are off the menu. and me too. ♪ aviva: these kids are incredibly cool. koki: they love animals. including bats.
oh, wow! cool. yay! cool. (both laughing) (all laughing) yay! it's working. kids in the target zone and kids from all over north america are reporting bats are moving into the bat boxes. yay! but what about mine? which i'm going to put up for a special little bat who might want to live right close to a real bat lover with a super "battitude." hey, guys, you're not going to believe this. jimmy: what? you know where bite-size is headed? aviva: where? chris: the tortuga!
welcome to your new home bite-size. and i want you to know i really, really really like you now. and you know what else, koki? you put your zucchini plants in the right spot. because every time bite-size goes to the bathroom it'll drop into your soil. and bat guano is the best fertilizer in the world. koki: wow. because of bats, it's going to be a great year for zucchini. and less mosquito bites. and for discovering even more secrets about bats. and for awesome creature powers. and incredible creature rescues. i've always loved hanging with bats. (chris laughing) chris: now that's a great "battitude." martin: little brown bats are so great. they hang upside down throughout the day, sleeping. i know what you're thinking. how can they hang there when they're sound asleep? because a bat has claws that hook backwards.
so all the little brown bat has to do is hook his claws into a crevice and hang. sound asleep. and check out these wings. a bat wing is skin stretched out between long, skinny fingers. yeah, and those wings, they give this little brown bat the power to fly through the night and catch bugs right out of the air. chris: you can see his tail right there. and the skin stretching between the hind leg and the tail forms a net that he can use to scoop up insects. but there's one problem. healthy little brown bats like this guy are becoming more and more rare because they're being attacked by a fungus which causes a disease called white nose syndrome. white nose syndrome is spreading so fast that little brown bats like this guy are in serious trouble. they could become endangered. we have to do everything we can to help them.
you thinking what i'm thinking, bro? oh, yeah. let's gather up some wild kratts kids. who wants to build a bat house? all: we do! all right, come on. this is going to be great! a little brown bat can eat 300 mosquitoes a night. so they're really good friends to humans. and in our bat boxes, they can put their back feet and hang. just like the way they do in the cave. chris: you guys are helping creatures. martin: excellent. who wants to put the next nail in? girl: i will. chris: you're doing great. they're going to love it, aren't they? martin: we are done! we got a bat box! now we just have to find a place to hang it. it has to be near the woods, it has to be near the water and it needs to be about 10 feet off the ground and facing towards the sun. so let's go find a place. chris: let's find a good spot for these guys. there. good job! it's a great house for bats to live in. they're safe in here, and it keeps them warm during the day when they sleep or throughout the entire winter when they hibernate.
martin: you can build bat houses too and help our friends the bats. keep on creature adventuring. we'll see you on the creature trail. okay, time for the creature challenge. ready, martin? oh, yeah, i'm going to get this one. does it have hair? yes, it has hair and very special hair. can i sit down and think about this a little-- no, don't sit down! why? does it have a defence? yes, it does. special hair defence? a porcupine! that's it! what kind? short quills or long quills? long quills. african crested porcupine! you got it! there she is! now that's a cool creature! the north american porcupine uses his quills to defend against cougars, coyotes bobcats, lynx and fishers. each quill has a muscle attached which raises it and lowers it. a porcupine quill can travel inside the predator's body sometimes even
puncturing a vital organ, like a heart, and killing the predator. that's what makes these really dangerous. ow! did you know that moose are the largest members of the deer family? a full-grown moose can weigh up to 1,800 pounds and stand 7 feet tall, making it one of the largest land creatures in north america. "moose" means "twig-eater" in the native american algonquin language. they love twigs and bark. and they're fast. a moose can run up to 35 miles per hour. moose are one cool creature. announcer: it's wordgirl! protecting word-challenged citizens... practice does make perfect! and barbershop quartets! dr. two brains is cheating. police chief: take 'em away, boys. "wordgirl"! weekdays on pbs kids go or watch anytime you want at pbskidsgo.org! wild kratts is made possible by
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