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  • NARRATOR: He observes.

  • GROVER: Oh.

  • Look.

  • No.

  • No. [SCREAM]

  • NARRATOR: He questions.

  • GROVER: Hubba wha?

  • NARRATOR: He investigates.

  • GROVER: Hmm.

  • What does this button do?

  • [SCREAM]

  • NARRATOR: Super Grover 2.0.

  • He shows up.

  • Somewhere by a woodland stream, one little duckling

  • is about to waddle into a big problem.

  • DUCKLING: [SQUEAK] Yippee!

  • Oh boy.

  • Oh boy.

  • Oh boy.

  • Oh boy.

  • I can't wait to get to the party.

  • It's going to be so much fun.

  • Oh!

  • A stream?

  • And the party is on the other side!

  • Oh no.

  • How will I ever get across?

  • Help!

  • Help!

  • GROVER: Oh.

  • DUCKLING: Super Grover 2.0.

  • You showed up.

  • GROVER: It is what I do.

  • So what seems to be the problem, little one?

  • DUCKLING: I'm trying to get to that party over there.

  • But I don't know how to get across the stream.

  • GROVER: First, I shall unleash the power of observation.

  • DUCKLING: Oh, I don't want to miss the party.

  • GROVER: Hmm.

  • I see with my super-eyes that you walk like a duck.

  • DUCKLING: Quack.

  • GROVER: And I with my super-ears that you quack like a duck.

  • DUCKLING: Quack.

  • GROVER: My super-powers of observation

  • tell me you are a duck.

  • DUCKLING: Of course I'm a duck.

  • Quack.

  • GROVER: Well, then do not be daffy, duck.

  • You can swim across the stream.

  • Everyone knows that ducks can swim.

  • DUCKLING: Oh.

  • Yes.

  • But if I swim across, I'll ruin my brand new party shoes.

  • Look.

  • GROVER: Stunning.

  • Wait.

  • Ducks can also fly, can they not?

  • If you fly to the other side, your shoes will not get wet.

  • DUCKLING: Well, yes.

  • But I'm just a duckling, a baby duck.

  • I haven't learned to fly yet.

  • GROVER: Ah, a toddler waddler , I see.

  • Yes.

  • So the question is, how can a duckling cross this stream

  • without getting her new shoes wet?

  • DUCKLING: That's the question.

  • GROVER: Well, fear not my fashion-forward friend.

  • I will now unleash the power of investigation.

  • Excuse me.

  • Ah.

  • I see the stream is full of water.

  • No wonder it is so wet.

  • We must soak up all this water and dry out the stream.

  • DUCKLING: How?

  • Have you got a plan up your sleeve?

  • GROVER: No.

  • But I have a towel down my sock.

  • Ha ha.

  • This highly-absorbent paper towel should do the trick.

  • DUCKLING: One paper towel?

  • I don't think that's enough to soak up

  • all the water in the stream, Super Grover?

  • GROVER: Oh ho.

  • I beg to duffer, dicky-- differ, ducky.

  • Observe as I simply dip this towel into the stream.

  • And would you look at all the water it absorbed?

  • Yes.

  • Ha.

  • There you can run along to your party now.

  • The stream is all dried up.

  • DUCKLING: No.

  • No.

  • No, it's not.

  • It's still full of water.

  • GROVER: What?

  • DUCKLING: Oh, if only there were a branch here.

  • GROVER: What's that now?

  • DUCKLING: You know, something sturdy and dry

  • that connects one side of a stream to the other side.

  • GROVER: Oh, you mean a crossy-over thing.

  • What good would that do?

  • DUCKLING: Well, I could walk across it

  • without my shoes getting wet.

  • GROVER: Ah.

  • Well, then stand back, for I, Super Grover 2.0,

  • will now unleash the power of engineering,

  • and design you a crossy-over thing.

  • DUCKLING: You mean a bridge.

  • GROVER: Yeah, whatever.

  • Design, design, design.

  • And ta da!

  • DUCKLING: A bridge made of broccoli?

  • GROVER: Yes.

  • It is the latest in green design.

  • What do you think?

  • DUCKLING: Well, I don't think that broccoli

  • is the right thing to make a bridge out of, Super Grover.

  • GROVER: Of course it is!

  • Now, let me check my utility sack for some broccoli.

  • Ah.

  • Ah.

  • There we are.

  • And now I will just follow my design

  • and place this broccoli across the stream.

  • DUCKLING: Oh, no.

  • The broccoli is not long enough to reach

  • the other side of the stream.

  • Now I'll never get to the party.

  • I'm going to cry!

  • Waah!

  • GROVER: Oof.

  • It is your party and you can cry if you want to.

  • But I know what I must do.

  • DUCKLING: What?

  • GROVER: Find a longer piece of broccoli!

  • There must be one here somewhere.

  • Huh?

  • What is this wooden, roundy thingie doing in my sack?

  • DUCKLING: Hey!

  • Maybe we could use that.

  • GROVER: Do not be silly.

  • This is not broccoli.

  • DUCKLING: I know.

  • It's a log, Super Grover.

  • And it looks like it might be long enough

  • to stretch across the stream.

  • GROVER: Not now, little waddler.

  • First, I must find that pesky vegetable.

  • Ah.

  • DUCKLING: Time for me to unleash the power of engineering.

  • Super Grover, look.

  • I designed my own bridge.

  • GROVER: That's not broccoli.

  • Ah.

  • Oh.

  • DUCKLING: Oh well.

  • I guess I'll just build the bridge myself then.

  • I can just push this log over to the stream.

  • GROVER: Hmm.

  • The broccoli.

  • DUCKLING: Super Grover!

  • I did it!

  • I engineered a bridge with the log.

  • It was long enough!

  • OK.

  • Let's see if this works.

  • Ah.

  • I'll start on this side and waddle,

  • waddle, waddle, waddle, waddle, waddle, waddle

  • to the other side without getting my shoes wet.

  • Ha!

  • It worked.

  • Now I can go to the party.

  • Thanks for the log Super Grover!

  • GROVER: Ah, do not thank me, you lucky ducky.

  • Enjoy the party.

  • NARRATOR: And so our hero learned

  • that an engineer needs the right size and shape

  • materials to solve a problem.

  • GROVER: Well, it looks as though my work here is done.

  • Up, up, and away!

  • [MOANING] Perhaps next time I should take the bridge.

  • DUCKLING: Welcome to the party, Super Grover.

  • ALL: Party!

  • GROVER: While I'm here I might as well get my party on!

  • Ha ha!

  • Yeah!

  • DUCKLING: Woo!

  • GROVER: What seems to be the problem?

  • PENGUIN: Well--

  • GROVER: Wait!

  • Do not tell me, for I will unleash

  • my powers of observation.

  • Um, uh, I connect observe a thing

  • with this giant block of ice in the way.

NARRATOR: He observes.

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Sesame Street: Super Grover Helps a Duck to a Party

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