Super Why! - The Nutcracker   View more episodes

Aired at 09:00 AM on Friday, Nov 27, 2009 (11/27/2009)      View all transcripts from this day


00:00:04Can you help me finish the what I want to be page in my scrapbook.
00:00:08 what will paleontologist hooper dig up so he can study dinosaurs-- bones, cookies,or a refrigerator?
00:00:18Kids: Dinosaur bones.
00:00:19That's right!dinosaur bones!
00:00:22And do you knowhow to tell if a dinosaur isin your refrigerator?
00:00:26You can't close the door!ha ha ha!
00:00:28Miss Rosa: There's more fun ahead next on pbs kids!
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00:00:48♪♪ Who's got the power the power to read?
00:00:52♪♪ who answers the call for friends in need?
00:00:55♪♪ super why ♪♪
00:00:58♪♪ super why ♪♪
00:01:01♪♪ he's the guy he's super why ♪♪
00:01:02♪♪ who's got the power the power to read?
00:01:06♪♪ who looks into books for the answers we ♪♪
00:01:10♪♪ super why ♪♪
00:01:13♪♪ super why ♪♪
00:01:15♪♪ and the super readers we're gonna fly ♪♪
00:01:17♪♪ come along ♪♪
00:01:20♪♪ with the super readers ♪♪
00:01:22♪♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪♪
00:01:24♪♪ super why andthe super readers ♪♪
00:01:29♪♪ yeah ♪♪
00:01:33♪♪ super why and the super readers ♪♪
00:01:35♪♪ adventure waits when you're with super why ♪♪
00:01:41 super why ♪♪
00:01:45[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] hi! so glad you're here.
00:02:04It's me, whyatt!
00:02:07[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] welcome to storybrook village, where all our fairy-tale friends live.
00:02:17[ Cellphone ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] Oh, cool!
00:02:22Princess pea is having a party.
00:02:24Let's go!
00:02:26[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] hello, king and queen pea.
00:02:34[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] hi, princess pea.
00:02:41Cool party.
00:02:43[ Giggle ] THANKS!
00:02:44Have some party punch.
00:02:46Oh! hi, sleeping beauty.
00:02:48Are you okay?
00:02:49No, I'm not okay.
00:02:52I didn't sleep very well last night.
00:02:54That's not good if your name is sleeping beauty.
00:02:57Now I feel grumpy.
00:03:02Well, maybe you'd like some party punch?
00:03:04It's strawberry.
00:03:07.. no party punch.
00:03:09Okay, everyone, time for music!
00:03:11[ "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" ♪♪♪♪♪♪
00:03:12on Stereo ] [ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ Stops No music!
00:03:27Crowd: [ Gasps ] what happened?
00:03:30Where's the music?
00:03:31What's bothering sleeping beauty?
00:03:34She's very grumpy and she's trying to stop everyone from having fun.
00:03:39I don't know what to do!
00:03:42This is a super big problem.
00:03:44And a super big problem needs us, the super readers!
00:03:49We need to call the rest of the super readers.
00:03:51CALL THEM WITH ME! [ Cellphone ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] " Children: [ In audience ] calling all super readers!
00:03:58[ Remote phone ringing ] TO THE BOOK CLUB!
00:03:59To the book club!
00:04:00Children: To the book club!
00:04:02Come on, to the book club!
00:04:05[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] whyatt here.
00:04:12[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] "p" is for pig!
00:04:18[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] red riding hood rollin' in!
00:04:21[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] princess pea at your service!
00:04:28And you, say your name.
00:04:36Great. we're all here.
00:04:40And together, we will solve princess pea's problem.
00:04:43Let's go!
00:04:44[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] [ Electronic beeps ] Okay, princess pea, state your problem.
00:04:57Sleeping beauty is so grumpy, and is trying to stop everyone from having fun.
00:05:03Oh no!
00:05:06That's not good.
00:05:09How can I get her to stop being so grumpy?
00:05:12Good question!
00:05:15All: In a book!
00:05:17Which book should we look in?
00:05:22Book come out, please, please, please!
00:05:27Let's read the title of this book.
00:05:33We know what to do.
00:05:39And find the answer to princess pea's question.
00:05:46[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] and then put them in our super duper computer.
00:05:53Super duper computer, how many super letters do we need?
00:05:59[ Beeping ] in this story, we need five super letters, ..
00:06:09[ Triumphant ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] OUR SUPER STORY ANSWER!
00:06:10It's time to transform.
00:06:21All: Ready!
00:06:23Arms in!
00:06:24Put your arm in.
00:06:27[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] Whyatt:..
00:06:32All: To the rescue!
00:06:33[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] alpha pig with alphabet power!
00:06:39[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] wonder red with word power!
00:06:46[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] princess presto with spelling power!
00:06:53[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] super why with the power to read!
00:07:01[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] and super you with the power to help!
00:07:10[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ..
00:07:15All: The super readers!
00:07:20We're ready to fly into this book!
00:07:23[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ♪♪
00:07:29♪♪ it's time to fly with the super readers ♪♪
00:07:33♪♪ 'cause we've got a problem to solve ♪♪
00:07:41♪♪ super readers ♪♪
00:07:45♪♪ working together with powers to read ♪♪
00:07:47♪♪ into books we fly ♪♪
00:07:52♪♪ to find the super story answer ♪♪
00:07:54♪♪ with super why ♪♪
00:07:57 ♪♪
00:08:05Oh! we're in"the nutcracker" book!
00:08:07[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] let's read.
00:08:14Why writer, highlight!
00:08:19Read with me.
00:08:22[ Giggling ] [ Gasps ] Nutcracker!
00:08:31You came to life!
00:08:32You're real!
00:08:33Let's go to the land of sweets where my friends are having a party!
00:08:44No land of sweets.
00:08:55No fun!
00:08:56That mouse king sure is grumpy.
00:08:59[ Gasp ] Just like sleeping beauty!
00:09:04And that, super readers, is why we are in this book.
00:09:07The mouse king and sleeping beauty are both acting grumpy.
00:09:12[ Distant shouts ] I hear something!
00:09:15I wonder if it's the nutcracker and the mouse king!
00:09:18Let's roll!
00:09:19[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] oh super readers, the nutcracker and i are trying to get to the land of sweets, but the mouse king won't let us go past!
00:09:33Let us pass, mouse king!
00:09:40[ Grunts ] Ha-ha!
00:09:44[ Whistle ] [ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] super readers!
00:09:50The mice surrounded us!
00:09:51How will we get past them?
00:09:53Alpha pig to the rescue!
00:09:57With my amazing alphabet tools, I can help clara and the nutcracker fly past the mice!
00:10:09A-b-c, sing with me!
00:10:12[ Singing ] [ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ♪♪ sing with me ♪♪
00:10:31amazing alphabet singing!
00:10:34Now let's find the letters in the word "fly".
00:10:38First we need the letter "f".
00:10:40Hmm, where's the "f"?
00:10:42Children: There!
00:10:48Alpha Pig: There's the "f"!
00:10:50[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] Nutcracker & Clara: Whoa!
00:10:54It's working!
00:10:57Hmm, next we need the "l".
00:10:59Where's the letter "l"?
00:11:03Children: There!
00:11:07Alpha Pig: There's the "l"!
00:11:11Whee! whee!
00:11:14Alpha Pig: Um, okay, where's the letter "y"?
00:11:17Children: There it is!
00:11:22Alpha Pig:THERE'S THE "Y"!
00:11:32Nutcracker & Clara: Whee!
00:11:33We're flying!
00:11:34Lickety letters!
00:11:37We found the letters in the word "fly" and they are flying past the mice!
00:11:41Let's give ourselves a big thumbs up.
00:11:45[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] remember to look for super letters!
00:11:53[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] [ Gasp ] YOU SEE SUPER LETTERS?
00:12:09Which letters did you find?
00:12:11Children: "D"! "c"!
00:12:17Oh yeah! "d", "c".
00:12:26Three more super letters and then we'll get our super story answer.
00:12:35Super duper, super readers!
00:12:40[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] where are we?
00:12:45Whoa, oh!
00:12:48Hello, welcome to the land of snow, where it never stops snowing, and it's never cold!
00:12:56Come and play in the snow!
00:13:00Whoa! this is fun!
00:13:02[ Giggle ] I'm making snow angels.
00:13:08Oh, look!
00:13:09A giant hill of snow.
00:13:11A princess is always prepared.
00:13:15[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] this is so much fun!
00:13:20No fun allowed in the land of snow!
00:13:24With a wave of my wand, I'll stop the fun and make it stop snowing!
00:13:30Give me that wand, mouse king!
00:13:36Then I'll get it myself!
00:13:38[ Grunts ] Aha, I've got the wand!
00:13:47[ Grunting ] No!
00:13:52I've got the wand now, ha-ha!
00:13:53No, no, no more snow!
00:13:56[ Gasps ] Oh no!
00:14:04Oh dear!
00:14:05The grumpy mouse king stopped the fun!
00:14:06How can we make it snow again?
00:14:09[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] cue the sparkles!
00:14:13Cue the music!
00:14:14Princess presto to the rescue!
00:14:16With my magic spelling wand, I can spell the word "snow" to make it snow, so we can keep having fun!
00:14:26Ready? wands up!
00:14:29Spell with me!
00:14:33Hmm, what letter makes the sound "s-s-s"?
00:14:35Children: "S"!
00:14:43"S"! write an "s" with me!
00:14:45Like a snake.
00:14:48Various: Whoa.
00:14:53LOVELY "S". [ Giggle ] Now, what letter makes the sound "n-n-n"?
00:14:57Children: "N"!
00:15:05"N"! let's write an "n"!
00:15:13The letters "o" and "w" make the long "oh" sound in this word.
00:15:17First, let's write an "o".
00:15:20Now let's write the "w".
00:15:25Nutcracker: [ Chuckling ] presto!
00:15:41Various: Hooray!
00:15:46Spectacular spelling!
00:15:47We spelled the word "snow" and made it snow!
00:15:52[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] OH! [ Giggle ] And now we can have fun again.
00:15:58Let's take a bow.
00:16:00[ Giggling ] Whoa, look at this snowball!
00:16:07You've got to catch the snowflakes on your tongue.
00:16:12We'll never let you get to the land of sweets!
00:16:17[ Grumbling ] [ Yelp ] [ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] you see super letters?
00:16:28Which ones?
00:16:30Children: "N"! "e"!
00:16:35"N" and "e".
00:16:44One more super letter, and then we'll get our super story answer!
00:16:53Great, super readers!
00:16:58Super readers, we have to go to the land of sweets!
00:17:04The party will be starting soon.
00:17:05Oh yes! we must go!
00:17:07Goodbye, snow fairies!
00:17:09To the land ofsweets! yes!
00:17:11[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] welcome to the land of sweets!
00:17:18We made it to the party!
00:17:21Various: Ooh! wow!
00:17:23It's a sugar plum tree!
00:17:26And twinkly lights everywhere!
00:17:29And magical music instruments!
00:17:34Oh, what fun!
00:17:36Oh no!
00:17:41The mouse king!
00:17:42He's back!
00:17:43I didn't stop you from getting to the land of sweets!
00:17:46But icanstop you from having more fun.
00:17:47Ha-ha, I know!
00:17:50I will stop the music!
00:17:52Various: Oh, no!
00:17:55Mouse king, start the music at once!
00:18:01[ Grunts ] .. ah...
00:18:06.. the music to play.
00:18:07That's because it's in our story.
00:18:16I have stopped the music forever!
00:18:18But if he stopsthe music, there will beno party!
00:18:21What will we do?
00:18:23Super Readers: [ Gasps ] super why to the rescue!
00:18:26With the power to read, I can change this story and save the day!
00:18:31Let's changethe word "stops" in this sentence.
00:18:38Ready, set, z-zap!
00:18:40Why writer, write!
00:18:44Super readers, which word will help make the music play?
00:18:51Hmm, let's try "eats".
00:19:00Where's the word "eats"?
00:19:04It starts with an "e".
00:19:06Children: There!
00:19:12There it is.
00:19:14Let's zap it into the sentence.
00:19:18Ready, set, z-zap!
00:19:20Let's read.
00:19:23[ Chomping ] [ Strings twanging ] [ Hiccup ] Did "eats" helpthe music play?
00:19:41[ Groan ] Children: No!
00:19:48We need another word.
00:19:49Which word will help make the music play?
00:19:56Maybe "starts".
00:20:06Which is the word "starts"?
00:20:08It begins with an "s".
00:20:10Children: There!that one!
00:20:15There's the word "starts".
00:20:23Let's read.
00:20:24[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] [ Cheering ] Super job, super readers!
00:20:42We changed the story and got the music to play!
00:20:45Let's go talk to that mouse king.
00:20:48Mouse king, we're the super readers, and we want to talk to you.
00:20:56Why are you so grumpy?
00:21:00I ran out of cheese!
00:21:01[ Sobbing ] So, because I wasn't having any fun, I didn't want anyone else to have fun either.
00:21:10[ Crying ] I'M SORRY.
00:21:13Mouse king, do you know what you need to do?
00:21:20[ Sniffle ] GET MORE CHEESE?
00:21:25You have to get rid of your grumps!
00:21:26And I know one way to do it.
00:21:28You can dance and shake your grumps away.
00:21:30Like this!
00:21:33♪♪ Shake, shake your grumps away ♪♪
00:21:35♪♪ shake, shake your grumps away ♪♪
00:21:37you try it.
00:21:40[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] hey, this is kind of fun.
00:21:47♪♪ Shake, shake my grumps away ♪♪
00:21:51♪♪ shake, shake my grumps away ♪♪
00:21:53♪♪ shake, shake my grumps away ♪♪
00:21:55♪♪ shake, shake my grumps away ♪♪
00:21:57[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] you see a super letter?
00:22:01Which one?
00:22:03Children: "A"!
00:22:07"A"! all right!
00:22:10Let's put it in our super duper computer!
00:22:14We found all of our super letters.
00:22:23Now we can get our super story answer.
00:22:25Thanks, super readers.
00:22:33Nutcracker & Clara: Bye, super readers!
00:22:35Thank you!
00:22:37Super Readers: Goodbye!
00:22:43Back to the book club!
00:22:45[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ♪♪ we found the super story answer ♪♪
00:22:51♪♪ with super why ♪♪
00:22:54[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] [ Electronic beeps ] Super duper computer, give us our super story answer!
00:23:11[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] read the letters with me.
00:23:31[ Triumphant ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] .. why?
00:23:40Red: Because the mouse king learned to shake hisgrumps away, by dancing.
00:23:44And then he felt better.
00:23:47So my question is: How can I get sleeping beauty to stop being so grumpy?
00:23:56All: Dance!
00:23:58Maybe sleeping beauty can dance and shake her grumps away too!
00:24:02Come on, super readers!
00:24:05Back to the party.
00:24:06[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] sleeping beauty, I think I might know a way to help you feel not so grumpy.
00:24:17You can dance and shake your grumps away.
00:24:19[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ on tape ] ♪♪ Shake, shake your grumps away ♪♪
00:24:25♪♪ shake, shake your grumps away ♪♪
00:24:27whoo! what?
00:24:29Dance my grumps away?
00:24:30♪♪ Shake, shake your grumps away ♪♪
00:24:33♪♪ shake, shake your grumps away ♪♪
00:24:35[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ooh, whoa, I do feel better!
00:24:41[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ♪♪ shake, shake my grumps away ♪♪
00:24:45♪♪ shake, shake my grumps away ♪♪
00:24:47shake it.
00:24:49Yeah! yay!
00:24:50Let's play nutcracker!
00:24:53I'm the mouse king! hi-ya!
00:24:55I'm the nutcracker!
00:24:58And I'm here to defeat the mouse king!
00:25:01Oh dear!
00:25:04[ Laughter ] Hip, hip, hooray!
00:25:08The super readers save the day!
00:25:09[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] ♪♪
00:25:15♪♪ the super readers save the day ♪♪
00:25:18♪♪ we changed the story ♪♪
00:25:22♪♪ we solved the problem ♪♪
00:25:24♪♪ we worked together so hip, hip, hooray!
00:25:30♪♪ the super readers save the day ♪♪
00:25:37 ♪♪
00:25:40[ ♪♪♪♪♪♪ ] a co-operative agreement department of education and the corporation for public broadcasting's "ready to learn" grant, and by pbs viewers like you.
00:26:30Announcer: It's "dinosaur train" on pbs kids!
00:26:33This is so great!
00:26:34Your ticket to adventure.
00:26:36Look at all these footprints.
00:26:38Well, hello, there.
00:26:40Buddy and don, mommy, daddy, and shiny.
00:26:43Then there's me, and my name's tiny!
00:26:46Announcer:.. ♪♪ la la loo ♪♪
00:26:49The dinosaur train!
00:26:50All aboard!
00:26:51High-four. high-three.
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00:27:12Let's see what he made.
00:27:24That was fun.
00:27:30Scientist in the house!
00:27:31Announcer: It's "sid the science kid," on pbs kids.
00:27:34Did you hear the one about the kid who wanted to know everything about everything?
00:27:38Announcer: He investigates.
00:27:39Let's go get some answers.
00:27:41Announcer: Inquires.
00:27:41Have you ever seen a chart?
00:27:44[Laughter] Announcer: And explores the big questions.
00:27:47Banana, why did you have to go and get all brown and mushy?
00:27:51Announcer: It's"sid the science kid," weekdays, only on pbs kids.
00:27:57See ya later, scientists.
00:28:07Woman: Hey, sweetie, help me make a grocery list for your mommy. ok.
00:28:12"Peas." and rice.
00:28:15"Rice." milk.
00:28:18Mijo, do you think we need something else?
00:28:20Yeah. I can think of something else.
00:28:22Announcer: Any time is a good time to practice letters and words.
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