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  • Woman: ♪ HEY, NOW... ♪

  • HEY, WOW... ♪

  • HERE'S HOW

  • COME AND READ

  • BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • Chorus: ♪ COME ON

  • COME IN

  • BEGIN

  • THE WORLD AWAITS

  • Woman: ♪ BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BETWEEN THE COVERS OF A BOOK

  • IT'S TIME TO LOOK BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BEHOLD THE TALES BEYOND THE TAILS

  • Chorus: ♪ BEHIND THE DOOR

  • BECOME, EXPLORE

  • COME IN BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BEGIN BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BE HERE BETWEEN THE LIONS! ♪

  • ( Theo snoring, smacking lips )

  • ( humming quietly )

  • ( to herself ): LET'S SEE...

  • ( loudly ): OH, EXCUSE ME.

  • ( snoring )

  • OH.

  • UM, UH, LET'S SEE.

  • OH, OH.

  • "IF YOU REALLY NEED HELP

  • WAKE THE BIG LION."

  • WAKE THE BIG LION?

  • OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

  • VERY GOOD.

  • YES, UM...

  • ( grumbling )

  • HUNGRY!

  • FOOD!

  • ( gasps )

  • ( grunts )

  • YUM, YUM, YUM...

  • ( smacks his lips )

  • ON SECOND THOUGHT

  • I DON'T WANT TO WAKE HIM.

  • HE MIGHT GET UPSET.

  • I'LL JUST WAIT QUIETLY OVER HERE

  • TILL HE WAKES UP ON HIS OWN.

  • ( gasping nervously )

  • Announcer: STAY TUNED AS...

  • QUIET, QUIET! SHH!

  • BUT FIRST, THIS.

  • Cleo: STORYTIME, CUBS.

  • Leona: OH, BOY, OH, BOY, OH, BOY!

  • EVERYONE READY?

  • LIONEL? LEONA?

  • THERE YOU GO.

  • YEP.

  • "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF," BY AESOP.

  • SEE, I-I'M, UH... THAT'S ME.

  • I'M THE BOY.

  • ( Cleo reading )

  • ( sheep bleating )

  • WOW!

  • ( wolf howls )

  • ( cries out )

  • HEY, I'M JUST A LITTLE BOY.

  • I DON'T KNOW IF I'M READY TO TAKE ON SUCH A BIG JOB.

  • GOOD POINT.

  • STUDIES SHOW

  • THAT GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN BOYS

  • AT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY.

  • ( snickers )

  • NO WAY!

  • HOW HARD IS IT TO WATCH SHEEP?

  • LOOK.

  • THEY'RE JUST STANDING THERE.

  • I CAN'T TAKE THE PRESSURE.

  • WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

  • I DIDN'T TAKE SHEEP-WATCHING IN SCHOOL.

  • I HAD A DOCTOR'S NOTE.

  • I'M SURE WE HAVE BOOKS ON HOW TO DO IT.

  • THAT'S A MIRACLE.

  • NO, IT'S JUST A LIBRARY.

  • YEAH, COME ON OUT OF THE BOOK.

  • SURE, WE'LL HELP YOU.

  • Boy: WHOA!

  • Leona: COME ON.

  • COME ON.

  • Boy: I DON'T THINK SO.

  • Leona: OH, COME ON!

  • Boy: WHOA!

  • GEE, WOW!

  • IS THIS GOING TO BE OKAY?

  • I MEAN, DON'T WE NEED PERMISSION?

  • NOPE.

  • OH, LET'S GO.

  • OKAY.

  • HAPPY HUNTING, KIDS.

  • Leona: DON'T WORRY.

  • WE'LL FIND YOU A BOOK

  • ON HOW TO WATCH SHEEP.

  • Announcer: AND NOW, LOVERS OF THE VOWELS "A," "E," "I," "O," "U"

  • AND SOMETIMES "Y"

  • WIGGLE THOSE HIPS, BECAUSE MARTHA READER AND THE VOWELLES

  • ARE KICKING THE SHORT "I" SOUND FROM THEIR BIG HIT WORD, "WIG"!

  • ( singing repeated short "i" sound to soul tune )

  • ( song ends; cheering and applause )

  • AND NOW...

  • WHAT IS THIS?

  • ( chuckling )

  • SMILE, BUSTER.

  • STOP IT!

  • I DO NOT WISH TO HAVE MY PICTURE TAKEN IN THIS WAY.

  • AW, COME ON, BUSTER.

  • STOP WIGGLING.

  • EUREKA!

  • IF I WIGGLE

  • THE WIG WILL COME OFF.

  • ( chuckles )

  • HEY!

  • HEY!

  • WHO TURNED OUT THE, UH...

  • LIGHTS?

  • YEAH.

  • ( chuckling )

  • OH, UH, HELLO?

  • IGGLE.

  • IG... GLE.

  • IGGLE.

  • IGGLE.

  • IGGLE.

  • IG... GLE.

  • JIG... GLE.

  • JIGGLE.

  • JIGGLE...

  • JIGGLE, JIGGLE, JIGGLE, JIGGLE... WHOA!

  • JIGGLE, JIGGLE, JIGGLE.

  • ( whispering ): JIGGLE.

  • AND NOW, A LITTLE POEM IN WHICH LETTERS CHANGE

  • AND MAKE SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING HAPPEN.

  • ( jig music playing )

  • Man: ♪ THERE ONCE WAS A FELLOW, A FELLOW NAMED SIG... ♪

  • WHOSE DREAM WAS TO DANCE, TO DANCE WITH A PIG

  • SO HE TOOK "P" AWAY AND REPLACED IT WITH "J"... ♪

  • AND NOW HE IS HAPPILY DANCING A JIG. ♪

  • SIG AND THE PIG ARE DANCING A JIG! ♪

  • ( crowd cheering )

  • Gawain: EXCELLENT!

  • GAWAIN HERE ONCE AGAIN AT BLENDING FIELDS

  • WHERE TWO BRAVE KNIGHTS IN ARMOR

  • WILL CHARGE TOGETHER AT HIGH SPEED AND MAKE A WORD.

  • COMPETING TODAY, WE HAVE SIR "J"...

  • AND ON YOUR RIGHT, SIR "IG."

  • BLEND ON, DUDES.

  • ( crowd cheering )

  • Gawain: "JIG"! EXCELLENT!

  • THAT'S GAWAIN'S WORD FOR TODAY

  • AND THIS IS GAWAIN, SAYING

  • HOPE YOU LIKED OUR THING-A-MA-JIG.

  • SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON...

  • FLYING OFF THE SHELF ONCE AGAIN

  • IT'S THE CONTINUING, DARING AND DANGLING ADVENTURES OF...

  • CLIFF HANGER!

  • TODAY'S ADVENTURE:

  • "CLIFF HANGER AND THE FUZZY WUZZY BEAR AND THE BIG WIG."

  • Chorus ( singing ):

  • WE FIND CLIFF HANGER WHERE WE LEFT HIM LAST

  • HANGING FROM A CLIFF.

  • SUDDENLY, CLIFF SEES A FUZZY WUZZY BEAR.

  • ( to a rumba beat ): ♪ FUZZY WUZZY WUZZY

  • FUZZY WUZZY WUZZY. ♪

  • HURRIEDLY, CLIFF REACHES INTO HIS BACKPACK

  • AND EXTRACTS HIS TRUSTY SURVIVAL MANUAL.

  • USING HIS EXPERT DECODING SKILLS, CLIFF BEGINS TO READ.

  • ( Cliff reading aloud )

  • JOY INFUSES THE BREAST OF THE INTREPID ADVENTURER.

  • AT LAST HE IS SAVED.

  • IT WAS JUST A BIG WIG!

  • Chorus: ♪ AND THAT'S WHY HE'S CALLED CLIFF HANGER! ♪

  • Announcer: AND NOW, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...

  • SHH!

  • SHH!

  • OH, DEAR.

  • ( humming the "Marseillaise" )

  • ( shrieks )

  • SHH, SHH, SHH!