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  • The older we get, the further we get from the truth,

  • and the more we search for answers.

  • If only we could ask the real experts,

  • life would go a whole lot smoother.

  • This is "Little Kids. Big Questions."

  • featuring your host, Ingrid Michaelson

  • and the Austin Hartley-Leonard Quintet.

  • Hello. Hello.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Hello, beautiful people.

  • Today, we are talking about...

  • [Xylophone plays] ...beauty.

  • Now, semantically speaking beauty...

  • [Xylophone plays] ...i-is just, uh, one word.

  • It can describe about a billion different things.

  • The beautiful thing about beauty...

  • [Xylophone plays]

  • ...is that when it comes to beauty,

  • [Xylophone plays] ...there's no wrong answer.

  • But how can a concept so universal be so subjective?

  • We should figure this out.

  • I want some answers.

  • And I want 'em now.

  • So let's welcome tonight's guests,

  • Marco, Dariana, and Jackson.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Hi, guys.

  • How are you?

  • -Good. -Good. -Good.

  • -Good? Okay. You look a little nervous.

  • -[ Laughs ] -Not at all.

  • -You're not at all nervous? Okay. Cool.

  • So, tonight's episode is about...

  • [Xylophone plays]

  • Do you know what that means?

  • -Beauty! -Yes!

  • -Like mine. -Like your beauty?

  • -Yeah, you are beautiful. -No, mine!

  • No, yours? You're all beautiful.

  • We're gonna look at some pictures.

  • And you're gonna tell me "Hot," or "Not."

  • All right, here we go. Are you ready?

  • -Hot or not? -Yes!

  • -No. -Oh, sick!

  • Blah. Sick.

  • Is that Lady Liberty or something?

  • -Oh, my -That's the Mona Lisa.

  • Oh, the Mona Lisa.

  • So I get two...

  • -Was I supposed to know that? -So we have two nots

  • and one hot. Okay.

  • Mona Lisa, supposedly

  • the most beautiful woman in the world

  • Two nots. Cool.

  • Hot or not?

  • -Who? -George

  • George Clooney.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Boo. -George Clooney...

  • -...would not be happy with that. -No! Sort of. Sort of. Sort of.

  • You think sort of hot?

  • What's he doing? Like...

  • -...Nooooo! -And Jackson says,

  • "No. Not hot."

  • -No. No. -Marco?

  • -Definitely not. -Not hot.

  • And this is George Clooney.

  • -Elf ears. -What?

  • -Wait, that's George Clooney? -Elf ears?

  • I don't know. That's what she said.

  • So, George Clooney has elf ears, and he's not hot.

  • Ladies across the world, George Clooney is not hot.

  • One of your guys.

  • Okay. All right.

  • One more. Are you guys ready?

  • This is the best one ever.

  • -Is it you? -Hot or not?

  • Yes! That's you!

  • -Yes. -No. No.

  • -Not hot? -Yes!

  • -Yes. -No.

  • But are you only saying, "Yes," 'cause I'm right here?

  • Unfortunately, you two look exactly alike.

  • -So am I hot or not? -Yes!

  • -Yeah. -But I -- Are you saying that

  • just 'cause I'm sitting in front of you?

  • -No! -No! -No!

  • -Well, you said, I'm not hot. -You're not.

  • -I'm not. I'm ugly?

  • -My God. -Am I ugly?

  • You were better with blond hair.

  • Oh! [ Laughs ]

  • Wait, when did I have blond hair?

  • I don't know. It's a dream.

  • [ Laughter ] -Really, really?

  • We just went through all of that

  • Hey, Mom. He's dreamin' about me.

  • -Just so you could say that? -Okay.

  • Close your eyes, everybody. Everybody.

  • Close your eyes and think about something beautiful.

  • Okay?

  • What are you thinking of, Marco? What are --

  • -Me. -You? Okay.

  • You are very confident.

  • That's gonna take you far in life.

  • Jackson, what are you thinkin' about?

  • Flowers from a barn.

  • That sounds beautiful to me, flowers from a barn.

  • -Marco's doing some tai chi. -I'm thinking about a bunny.

  • And you're thinking about a bunny?

  • -Yeah. -That's awesome.

  • Who decides what it means to be beautiful?

  • Who... Who makes that decision? Like...

  • -God. -Who - God decides...

  • -Yeah. -...what's beautiful?

  • How do you know if something is beautiful?

  • It's sparkly.

  • -It's sparkly? -It's colorful.

  • How do you know if something is beautiful?

  • I like your face. Is that your thinking face?

  • How do you... How do you know? What strikes...

  • You... You said, "Flowers."

  • Why are flowers beautiful to you?

  • Because they're really bright.

  • Bright. Okay.

  • -And they smell good. -Oh, I like that.

  • So if something smells bad, it's not beautiful.

  • What's the price of beauty?

  • -I don't know. -This.

  • Like, how much do you think it costs to get your hair done professionally?

  • How much do you think it costs...

  • -50 bucks. -Oh, I wish.

  • Really, if you wanted to get it, like, really good, you'd have to have, like, 100 bucks.

  • Can boys or men be beautiful?

  • -Yes. -Yes.

  • -Yes. -Oh!

  • Right? I like that. All right.

  • I feel like we don't even have to go... Yeah. Cool.

  • Because sometimes people say, "Only girls can be beautiful."

  • Okay. Move to the next question.

  • Okay. Okay. You're right. You're right. Okay. Cool.

  • The boys get uglier while... as they grow up.

  • No! They get uglier when they get puberty!

  • What happens when you get puberty?

  • -I'm intrigued. -You get pimples.

  • Okay.

  • You start growing mustaches, like my brother.

  • What about... What... Okay. Yeah. That's true.

  • -What else? -Um...

  • You seem to be very knowledgeable beyond your years.

  • -Yeah. -Tell me.

  • You become less... likable.

  • Less likable?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Was it me, or was that funny?

  • -No, it... it... it was funny.

  • It was true, actually.

  • I'm, uh, somewhat stumped.

  • So let's give it up for our little guests,

  • Marco, Jackson, and Dariana.

  • Yeah.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Look what I got. You want one?

  • Why don't you do your robot dance?

  • -You wanna do the robot? -No.

  • -You'll get a chance... -I want to do it now.

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