Vegetable Soup Season 1

Season 1

Vegetable Soup Season 1

First Air Date: January 01, 0001

First Aired on    :   1
Episodes    :   39 episodes



Episodes

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1x39 Minority (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions: Minority Repeat of a sequence from the episode From a Pile of Planks: Do you feel left out because you're in a minority? Each of us is in a minority at one point or another. Song: Beauty Repeat of a sequence from the episode From a Pile of Planks. Guitar The development of the guitar is displayed in a photo sequence. Superlative Horse Repeat of a sequence from the episode Space Spin: Wang Ho has talked about the magnificent horse Han Kan did not buy. Duke Mu is told Polo will see only a superlative horse. Sent to judge for himself, Duke Mu is furious at Han Kan's choice. Polo asks to see the horse for himself. He explains that the excellence of the horse is in its spirit. Han Kan kept this in mind when he chose the horse. So he is a good judge of horses, people, and ideas. But now he must choose a horse to race with a horse Polo chooses. Woody the Spoon The Chinese spare ribs recipe is recycled again. Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence f


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1x38 Accents (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode Caught with the Loot: Why don't people talk the same accent? Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode Caught with the Loot: A dramatization of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Storytelling Time Repeat of a sequence from the episode Ready for Blast-Off: Ventriloquist Willie Tyler asks Lester what he remembers of his old neighborhood. The Big Game Hunt Ringolivio introduces a hand jive. Loan Words Repeat of a sequence from the episode From a Pile of Planks: The English language is stocked with words borrowed from other languages and other cultures. Some of their origins are listed here. Superlative Horse Repeat of a sequence from the episode The Vanishing Door: In Part two, Han Kan is eager to find a horse fit for Duke Mu. Wang Ho, not used to the wilds, thinks it's all fruitless, until Han Kan sees the horse he wants. Woody the Spoon Recycled from the previous episode: Woody has a Chinese derivation of spare r


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1x37 Early Humans (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode The March to the Throne: Can we guess what color the early humans were? Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode The Showdown: Nat Love, one of the 19th Century's most celebrated African-American cowboys, is profiled. Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode Behind Bars: Two boys dramatize the story of Mexican-American lawman El Fuego Baca. Storytelling Time Diane Wolkstein tells the legend of Break Mountains, a hostile Haitian. Woody the Spoon Woody has a Chinese derivation of spare ribs. Superlative Horse Repeat of a sequence from the episode Adding Up the Clues: In Part one, Wang Ho, a jealous figure in the empire of Duke Mu, seeks to get rid of Polo, a skilled horseman whose eyesight is very weak. It narrows down to who could replace Polo as horseman. Fantasy The fourth animation of an entity with no name, produces a game played while traveling. Luther Repeat of a sequence from the episode A Sta


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1x36 Differences (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode Collision: Why can't everyone be the same? There is no getting around our differences. Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode Collision: Picture collage documents the Chinese workers who constructed the Transcontinental Railroad from Sacramento to Promontory Summit, Utah. Mr. Emeritus Ruler is prepared for a sailing adventure. It's really Mr. Emeritus' lesson on making a Portuguese fishing boat. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? An African-American travel agent explains how she was inspired to start a travel agency with her husband. Nigel Repeat of a sequence from the episode Searching for Help: Martin brings Nigel in a bowling-ball bag to the library, where Scot is doing a zoo show. But three boys take bag from Martin. One of the boys is shocked to see Nigel in the bag. Nigel escapes, but Martin doesn't know that yet. Woody the Spoon The bul ko ki recipe is recycled again. Luther Repeat of a s


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1x35 Genetics (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode Mirrors Don't Lie: How do some people's skin tones, hair and eyes get to look the way they do? Storytelling Time Repeat of a sequence from the episode Crash Landing: Children learn two Japanese songs: one about two dogs, the other trying to prompt good weather. The Big Game Hunt Ringolivio brings Cricket Wicket to Hawaii to play no'a. Make a New Friend Twins Rhana and Julie are the focus of this photo sequence from Hawaii, their home state. Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode The Vanishing Door: A boy talks to a member of Robert E. Peary's mission to reach the North Pole. Black-American Slang Repeat of a sequence from the episode Ready for Blast-Off: A variety of Black American slang words, plus the origins of this ""secret language,"" is demonstrated. Nigel Repeat of a sequence from the episode The March to the Throne: While Martin is at the bicycle shop, a burglar enters his apartment. Woody the Spoon


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1x34 Prejudice (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode The Doors Open: What is prejudice? Storytelling Time Maria Tallchief, a famous Native American ballet dancer, tells to children of several tribes the story of how the mockingbird gave out calls to other birds. The Big Game Hunt Cricket Wicket and Ringolivio go to Alaska for a try at snow football. They also learn the Eskimo words that describe snow. Make a New Friend Frances Iyakitan, a seven-year-old Eskimo, narrates a photo sequence of her life in Anchorage, Alaska. How Do You Find Yourself? Robbie and Chris introduce a series of drawings that show how Native Americans' lives have changed. This sequence includes a few poems (not the poems heard in the episode It's Show Time!). Nigel Repeat of a sequence from the episode Crash Landing: Martin's friend Pat Barrington claims Nigel bit him. Scott is called on to clear the air. Woody the Spoon Woody has a Korean marinade called bul ko ki. Luther Repeat of a sequ


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1x33 Melanin (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode Shooting Through Space: Are people different colors, or really just different shades of the same color? This segment introduces melanin, a skin pigment. Words Have Stories Repeat of a sequence from the episode Searching for Help: Several Native Americans hold a ritual called a potlatch, in which the host presents gifts to the guests. One story tells how the potlatch came to be. Storytelling Time Ricardo Montalban tells one of the Mexican tales about the coyote and the hare. Make a New Friend Ten-year-old Arturo narrates a photo sequence about his favorite sport: the Mexican art of riding horses. Nigel Repeat of a sequence from the episode Shooting Through Space: Martin is concerned because Nigel appears sick. When Martin goes to Scott's apartment, he immediately runs into a white adult who falsely accuses him of breaking a window. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from the previous episode: Woody makes rice puddin


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1x32 Hair (January 01, 0001)


Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode Betty Surprises Them All: What makes people's hair the way it is? Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode The End of the Rainbow: The legend of Isaac Murphy, an African-American jockey of the late 19th Century. The Big Game Hunt Cricket Wicket and Ringolivio are at the zoo, checking out the Chinese-American version of hopscotch. Storytelling Time A woman tells the Puerto Rican legend of Señor Billy Goat. In it, a young man named Ramón calls on an ant to help him get a billy goat out of his farm. Make a New Friend A still-photo presentation on a New York City kid named Ethan Foster, whose hobby is model airplanes. Nigel Repeat of a sequence from the episode From a Pile of Planks: Martin Harris of Montclair, New Jersey wants a pet snake, but his mother is prejudiced into not having one – until she reads Dear Abby. Thus Martin gets what he wants: a boa called Nigel. Along the way, Martin befriends Scott Richa


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1x31 The Final Voyage (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The Final Voyage The kids go through two more flashbacks, this time of Back-a-land and Ruris. After such a long journey, the kids realize how important it is to understand everyone different from themselves. Outerscope I returns to Earth. Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode A Tale of Woe: Sequoia provides the Cherokee nation with its own language. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? School superintendent Salvador Flores is profiled through the voices of his daughters as well as his own voice. The Big Game Hunt Cricket and Ringolivio go to New York City for a Puerto Rican version of cat-and-mouse. Shoes Repeat of a sequence from the episode A Staggering Shock: Karen asks her grandfather of Japanese customs. Woody the Spoon Recipes Woody makes rice pudding, Puerto Rican style. Fantasy The third of the animations declaring something with no name. In this instance, one hears. Luther Pee-Wee apparently doesn't play a game properly.


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1x30 Windows to the Past (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Windows to the Past The kids sail through more flashbacks of Saniland, Technovek, and the rainbow world. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Graphic artist Marcos Dimas produces paintings and drawings based on the Taino Indians (originally from Puerto Rico). The Big Game Hunt Cricket and Ringolivio have surprised the announcer by going to New Mexico. There they play with a piñata. How Do You Find Yourself? Sylvia Cruz narrates a photo sequence about her class visit to a New York City art museum. Most of the artwork is devoted to Puerto Rico. (Photos taken in at the Museo Del Barrio in 1974, according to a museum poster.) Long Ago Repeat of a segment first used in the episode Where is the Door?: A photo sequence tells of Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodriguez de Tillo, with a poetry reading in Spanish. Real People - Dawn Repeat of a segment first used in the episode Where is the Door?: A continuation from the previous episode, Monica and her friends hold a s


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1x29 Jewels of the Sky (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Jewels of the Sky Henry is at the controls of Outerscope I as all the kids want to see Earth. They encounter a cluster of windows and eerie music. One window confronts them with a flashback of Saniland. Make a New Friend Richie Manelli goes with her grandmother, a cleaning lady who works nights at a skyscraper. The Big Game Hunt Arthur, a Japanese-American, shows Cricket and Ringolivio the paper-scissors-rock game. Long Ago A boy imagines what lies across the ocean. That boy is Junipero Serra. Real People – The Babysitter Repeat of a sequence from the episode It's Show Time!: In Oakland, Monica and her friends play detectives to figure out why Dawn isn't friendly. Repeat of a sequence from the episode Space Spin: Two kids see a commercial for a ""Ranger Rescue"" boat and pressure their parents to buy it. One kid gets the toy and doesn't use it much. The other kid builds a model boat of her own. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from the previous episode: Wo


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1x28 Back at Hategut's Hole (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Back at Hategut's Hole The Cobblites and Grubbers, realizing the truth, forgive their past indiscretions. Together with the kids, they come to reason with a weakened Hategut. Since they tell him they would love him should he change, Hategut swears to good deeds. Outerscope I is repaired. Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode The Doors Open: Charles Eastman, a Sioux Indian, tells a story he wrote about his childhood. The Big Game Hunt Cricket Wicket awakes to the Northwest to see a Native American dancing game whose name translates to ""Trick the Dancer."" It's a variation of the city game Statue, which is just what the kids play when Long John Spoilsport steals their drum. Make a New Friend Connie Adams narrates a photo sequence about her home in Alaska. Noses Repeat of a sequence from the episode A Staggering Shock: What smells do noses like best? This question leads to a lecture on sweat and sweat glands. Real People: Alex Repeat of a sequence f


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1x27 The Showdown (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The Showdown Cynthia, Eleanor, and Henry enter Hategut's hiding place to find all the things he stole from the Cobblites and Grubbers. They free Willie and Edgar just after the Grubbers leave for their showdown. The kids tell the truth about Hategut to both the Cobblites and Grubbers. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Police Officer Gonzales lectures at a classroom about laws and the opportunities police women have earned. Long Ago Nat Love, one of the 19th Century's most celebrated African-American cowboys, is profiled. Make a New Friend A photo sequence of Jackie Forte, a Brooklynite with a good-sized doll collection. The Big Game Hunt The first of a series that asks: Can a nice girl like Cricket Wicket find new games to play every day with the help of a small stuffed doll named Ringolivio, in a three-minute cartoon with no commercial interruptions? Or will they be blitzed by the insidious iniquities of Long John Spoilsport? On a hot day in the cit


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1x26 Hategut Strikes Again (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Hategut Strikes Again After years of blaming each other for stealing things, the Grubbers have challenged the Cobblites to a showdown. But during the night, Cynthia, Henry, and Eleanor find the real culprit: the uncaring Hategut. In his fit of pique, Hategut takes down a wall of the cell, freeing the kids and putting them on his trail. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Dr. Joseph Gales, a chemist, gives a brief discussion on how science is not really magic. Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode Shooting Through Space: Are people different colors, or really just different shades of the same color? This segment introduces melanin, a skin pigment. Long Ago Repeat of a sequence from the episode It's Show Time!: A dramatization tells the biography of Mary Cassatt, a 19th-Century painter. Jacinto In the third installment, all the boys except Jacinto do not want a girl, Carmen, to spin tops with them. Carmen is now challenged when a tes


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1x25 Behind Bars (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Behind Bars Eleanor, Cynthia, and Henry regain consciousness in a jail. They learn that both the inhabitants of the planet, the Cobblites and the Grubbers, blame each other for stealing. Long Ago Two boys dramatize the story of Mexican-American lawman El Fuego Baca. How Do You Find Yourself? Amidst a child's artwork, Lucrezia shows her neighborhood. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? William Lopez, Puerto Rican native now living in New York City, discusses his job as a diamond cutter. Jacinto In the second installment, Jacinto gets into a fight with Tony, who kidded the fact that Jacinto's family is on welfare. But Tony's family is in the same plight. Woody the Spoon Woody shares a recipe for Navajo fried bread. Luther What good will a penny do?


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1x24 Caught with the Loot (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Caught with the Loot Hategut has taken Henry's glasses and the Outerscope I steering device. He leaves behind sacks of grain, evidence the Western-era inhabitants of the planet use to arrest Willie and Edgar. Long Ago A dramatization of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Lawyer Jaime Correll is profiled. Jacinto In the first of several installments, Jacinto, a shy boy from Puerto Rico, starts at a new school. Some of the boys nag him, but one girl will defend Jacinto for something he didn't do. Woody the Spoon The barbecued spareribs recipe is recycled again. Children's Questions Why don't people talk the same accent? Luther Two Puerto Ricans aren't dumb – they speak two languages.


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1x23 Space Spin (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Space Spin The kids point Outerscope I directly to their universe. But the ship wrecks on the surface of a patchwork land. They were pulled in from the breath of a creature called Hategut, which steals things at will. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Ben Oki is an expert gardener. He tells how a bonsai garden is best kept. Untitled Two kids see a commercial for a ""Ranger Rescue"" boat and pressure their parents to buy it. One kid gets the toy and doesn't use it much. The other kid builds a model boat of her own. Superlative Horse Wang Ho has talked about the magnificent horse Han Kan did not buy. Duke Mu is told Polo will see only a superlative horse. Sent to judge for himself, Duke Mu is furious at Han Kan's choice. Polo asks to see the horse for himself. He explains that the excellence of the horse is in its spirit. Han Kan kept this in mind when he chose the horse. So he is a good judge of horses, people, and ideas. But now he must choose a


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1x22 The Vanishing Door (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The Vanishing Door The backward people agree to speak in line with the kids. With that hurdle cleared, one of the residents remembers an invisible door that connects this world to the universe. Long Ago A boy talks to a member of Robert E. Peary's mission to reach the North Pole. Mr. Emeritus The tools run into a model Kikuyu hut from Kenya. Mr. Emeritus helps the others make a Kikuyu hut. Superlative Horse In Part two, Han Khan is eager to find a horse fit for Duke Mu. Wang Ho, not used to the wilds, thinks it's all fruitless, until Han Khan sees the horse he wants. Woody the Spoon Woody has a recipe for barbecued spareribs, with just the right touch of African-American flavor. Children's Questions Repeat of a sequence from the episode A Tale of Woe: To understand race, we must ask a major question: What does it mean to be human? You can group people, but no group is superior to the other. Luther You can't talk and listen at the same time.


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1x21 Adding Up the Clues (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Adding Up the Clues Willie nearly gets everyone into trouble by not communicating correctly with the people behind the doors. Long Ago A Japanese-American remembers their discrimination in the United States after Pearl Harbor. But he later joined the U.S. Army to help liberate France. Make a New Friend Can you distinguish a Japanese-American from a Chinese-American? Superlative Horse In Part one, Wang Ho, a jealous figure in the empire of Duke Mu, seeks to getrid of Polo, a skilled horseman whose eyesight is very weak. It narrows down to who could replace Polo as horseman. Woody the Spoon The baked bananas recipe is recycled again. Luther Hardcore the catcher is again burned by his misconceptions of a baseball hitter.


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1x20 Collecting Clues (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Collecting Clues The kids continue to observe the behavior of the people within the doors. It's all backwards, especially their speech. Eleanor, Henry, Edgar, and Cynthia try to talk to one of the residents. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Bob Sakayama is an engineer who recorded all the instruments in his song Shoe Flies. How Do You Find Yourself? On a summer day, a woman helps kids compose a haiku poem. Joey Conclusion. Joey has learned self-confidence through his karate lessons. Now Joey is determined to get his walkie-talkie back. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from the previous episode, Woody shares a Mexican-American recipe for baked bananas. Luther In a baseball game, the catcher thinks he can take a weak-running hard-hitter easy.


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1x19 The Doors Open (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The Doors Open The kids find unusual behavior from everyone behind the doors. It seems they act and talk opposite of what is Earth custom. Long Ago Charles Eastman, a Sioux Indian, tells a story he wrote about his childhood. Mr. Emeritus Julia Scissors and Rubberhead stumble into a model of an Iroquois longhouse. During the lesson, Mr. Emeritus says that Iroquois women were in charge of the families who lived in longhouses. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? John Kaskaske works as a mathematician tracking satellites at the Goddard Space Center. Joey In Part five of the Joey story, Joey attends his first karate class, taught by Bob Lewis, the Sensei. Woody the Spoon Woody shares a Mexican-American recipe for baked bananas. Children's Questions What is prejudice? Luther Pee-Wee is ready for an avocado and fish dinner.


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1x18 Where is the Door? (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Where is the Door? Eleanor finds the doorknob, and all the kids open the door. Inside, they encounter a room with doors on all sides. The furniture proves even more strange. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? In a New York hospital, a Hispanic works to supervise the food services. He also puts in time as accordionist for a band. Mr. Emeritus Rubberhead runs across a Haitian drum and helps make one. Long Ago A photo sequence tells of Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodriguez de Tillo, with a poetry reading in Spanish. Joey In Part four of the Joey story, Joey falls prey to two of the bullies again. They steal his new walkie-talkie. After that, Joey and his father encounter a man who might help Joey. That man begins to shed light on karate. Woody the Spoon The butter cookies recipe is recycled again. Luther What does Pee-Wee want to be when he's older?


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1x17 Collision (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Collision After leaving the rainbow, Outerscope I lands in a dark land. Eleanor walks out and finds a keyhole. Long Ago Picture collage documents the Chinese workers who constructed the Transcontinental Railroad from Sacramento to Promontory Summit, Utah. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Commercial artist Donald Buang is profiled. Mr. Emeritus On a hot day, Mr. Emeritus gives a lesson on making Chinese kites. Joey In Part three of the Joey story, his ""football lesson"" turns into a beating. Joey's melancholy doesn't show on his birthday. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from the previous episode, Woody shares a recipe for butter cookies, popular among many cultures. Children's Questions Why can't everyone be the same? There is no getting around our differences. Luther The new Puerto Rican boy gets asked a bunch of questions.


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1x16 Playing the Game (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I –Playing the Game The Tree Treats perform a stage show belittling themselves. This gives the Yun Yuns the opportunity to boo the Tree Treats. Elderly Weepy Yun Yun is the first to sense the cruelty, and the Tree Treats get the picture as well. Regardless of who's bullying who, nobody is really happy. The Yun Yuns and Tree Treats agree to treat each other as equals. Fashion Show Kids discuss the clothes they wear. Holiday – Birthdays The origins of birthday celebrations, from Egypt to Persia to Greece to China. Joey In Part two, Joey has settled into a new apartment. Three boys don't care for Joey and his sister. Woody the Spoon Recipes Woody shares a recipe for butter cookies, popular among many cultures. Children's Questions Kids turn Albert away because his dress code doesn't fit in. Luther Luther is asked a bunch of questions about his looks.


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1x15 Mirrors Don't Lie (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Mirrors Don't Lie Cynthia thinks up a strategy to teach the Tree Treats a lesson. The plan is for the Tree Treats to mirror the Yun Yuns and vice-versa. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Hilda Morales, a New York City native who grew up in Puerto Rico, tells of the steps she puts in as a dancer. Holiday – Obon Two Japanese-American kids, Mariko and Jimko, describe the obon festival. Make a New Friend Eight-year-old Keiko of San Francisco narrates a photo sequence about her and her dance lessons. Joey In Part one of a continuing story, Joey and his family are moving to a new apartment building. But Joey runs back to his old building to collect his shell. Children's Questions How do some people's skin tones, hair and eyes get to look the way they do? Woody the Spoon Recipes The sweet potato pudding recipe is recycled again. Luther Lilly wishes she could dance like Mary Frances.


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1x14 A Tale of Woe (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – A Tale of Woe Edgar and Eleanor are ready to give raves about the Yun Yuns show, but Willie starts to feel sorry for the Yun Yuns. Two younger Tree Treats are stunned that the Yun Yuns close to Outerscope I are glum. Henry and Cynthia tell the truth about the Yun Yuns' plight to Edgar, Eleanor, and Willie. Long Ago Sequoia provides the Cherokee nation with its own language. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Window Rock, Arizona is the capital of the Navajo nation. At nearby Navajo Community College, Margaret Wood is a head librarian. How Do You Find Yourself? Anna Nye and Wuyen Suwuya introduce drawings from New York's Chinatown kids. These drawings are different from the sequence in Episode 11, as they discuss Chinese writing and activities Chinese-American kids share. Real People - Dawn A continuation from the previous episode, Monica and her friends hold a stereotyped Native American show. But Dawn insists these images are not true. Woody the Spo


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1x13 It's Show Time! (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – It's Show Time! The Tree Treats' ""happiness"" comes from seeing Yun Yuns do a minstrel-type stage act that is all anti-Yun Yuns. Back at Outerscope I, Cynthia and Henry hear a story from an elderly Yun Yun, who tells how the Tree Treats robbed the Yun Yuns of their power, property, and self-esteem. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Tavo Cruz makes ceramic art from clay. Long Ago A dramatization tells the biography of Mary Cassatt, a 19th-Century painter. How Do You Find Yourself? A photo sequence presents drawings of nature from Native American children in Taos, New Mexico. This is followed by poems by several Native American children. Real People – The Babysitter In Oakland, Monica and her friends play detectives to figure out why Dawn isn't friendly. Make a New Friend Five-year-old Angie of New Orleans narrates a photo sequence. Woody the Spoon Recipes Woody gives a recipe for sweet potato pudding. Luther Who are the dumb animals, really?


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1x12 The Secret (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The Secret The creatures from the rainbow want to be friendly to the kids, so much so that they are willing to share the secret of happiness. Willie, Eleanor, and Edgar step out of Outerscope I to see these creatures, called the Tree Treats. Their secret is in the Yun Yuns. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Ishido Oishi, a judo teacher, tells the truth on martial arts. Storytelling Time A dancer performs to the ballad of John Henry. Mr. Emeritus Julia Scissors and Rubberhead are puzzled by the art of tie-dyeing. It's an art that started in India hundreds of years ago. Make a New Friend Alberto Gonzales narrates a photo sequence shot in San Juan. Real People: Alex's Dinner Young Alex, who we first met in Episode 10, works at his parents' Chinese restaurant. He makes a special dinner for his friend Carlos. Woody the Spoon Recipes The buka janiag recipe is recycled again. Luther Hardcore tells Pee Wee he can't play baseball because he's too small,


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1x11 The End of the Rainbow (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The End of the Rainbow Edgar, Cynthia, and Willie decide to follow the directions from Technovek to Earth backwards. Only when Outerscope I lands on an outer-space rainbow do they realize the Technovek family was trying to help them. Storytelling Time Diane Wolkstein tells a story about a buzzard looking to eat animals, and a monkey who did not want to fall into the same trap. This segment concludes with an arrangement of Straighten Up And Fly Right by Nat King Cole. Long Ago The legend of Isaac Murphy, an African-American jockey of the late 19th Century. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Veterinarian Nancy Brown of New York City's Animal Medical Center discusses her job, which includes surgery. How Do You Find Yourself? Anna Nye and Wuyen Suwuya introduce drawings from New York's Chinatown kids. These drawings tell of Chinese foods and holidays. Yukky [sic] Karen and Janet, who we had seen in the ""Shoes"" segment, discuss their middle names. Karen'


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1x10 Mamavek Makes an Offer (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Mamavek Makes an Offer The machines of Technovek give directions to Earth as a gesture of gratitude to the kids. But Edgar, Cynthia, and Willie think it's a trick. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Larry Garcia, a carpenter, is seen at a construction site and then at his workshop. Mr. Emeritus Going from animation to live-action, Mr. Emeritus shows Ruler, Julia Scissor and Rubberhead the Japanese art of origami. Native-American Sign Language Between them, all the Native Americans spoke a thousand different languages, but the most understood was sign language. A Native American girl shows a number of signed words. Real People: Alex Alex takes his friend Carlos to Chinese school at Chinatown. The hard part is, the others at Chinese school don't think Carlos should do the lion dance. Woody the Spoon Recipes Woody shares a recipe for buka janiag, coconut candy from the Philippines. Luther Mary Frances thinks Lilly insulted her by not talking to her.


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1x09 A Staggering Shock (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – A Staggering Shock The machines identify themselves as the Family Syncovek. They tell the kids they are on the planet Technovek, inhabited entirely by artificial intelligence. But Edgar and the others don't trust them. Storytelling Time Bill Withers of Slabfork, West Virginia is a singer traveling from one town to the next. He calls songwriting a hobby. Make a New Friend Two young people visit Aunt Airey in the Georgia mountains. Mr. Emeritus Julia Scissors and Rubberhead want to make a model log cabin. Shoes Karen asks her grandfather of Japanese customs. Woody the Spoon Recipes The kohang recipe is recycled again. Noses What smells do noses like best? This question leads to a lecture on sweat and sweat glands. Luther The human race needs black and white alike.


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1x08 Searching for Help (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Searching for Help The kids escape Saniland and steer Outerscope I to another world. This planet has a metal exterior, replete with complex machinery. What Do You Want T Be When You Grow Up? Linda Chavez, a native of Albuquerque, works with Congressman Don Edwards. After introducing the sequence with her son David goes to a school with ethnic backgrounds, Linda talks of her involvement in politics. The Origin of Potlatch Several Native Americans hold a ritual called a potlatch, in which the host presents gifts to the guests. One story tells how the potlatch came to be. Nigel Martin brings Nigel in a bowling-ball bag to the library, where Scot is doing a zoo show. But three boys take bag from Martin. One of the boys is shocked to see Nigel in the bag. Nigel escapes, but Martin doesn't know that yet. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from the previous episode, Woody reveals a Japanese rice dish called kohang. Luther The kids take up sides for a baseball ga


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1x07 Betty Surprises Them All (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Betty Surprises Them All The Sanilanders are convinced the kids have committed a severe crime. But they are all surprised when Betty, Cynthia's cat, washes herself. It's the kids chance to get back to Outerscope I, still stuck in the rockface. A bar of soap lubricates the ship and the rock. Mr. Emeritus Mr. Emeritus shows Julia and Ruibberhead how to make Native American jewelry. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Jerry Wright, a hairstylist, is at work. Woody the Spoon Recipes Woody reveals a Japanese rice dish called kohang. Make a New Friend Four-year-old Diamanta provides a voice-over in a picture sequence with her in both Chinese and American rituals. Late in the picture sequence is a recipe for won ton. Nigel Martin's hiking adventure with Doug continues. In the tent, Martin feels a snake in his sleeping bag. It's Nigel, which Doug hasn't seen. Children's Questions What makes people's hair the way it is? Luther Both Lilly and Oreo have n


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1x06 The Trail is Discovered (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The Trail is Discovered Willie and Cynthia try to tell the truth about Earth to the Sanilanders. But their plea fails when ""dirt"" is discovered on the pathway. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Kids gather to hear Frances Cole, a harpsichordist. Mr. Emeritus Entering just in time to break up a struggle, Mr. Emeritus teaches Julia Scissors, Rubberhead, and Ruler how to make a maraca. Musical Instruments Breaking out of the cartoon frame, the voices of Julia and Rubberhead hint to simple rhythm instruments made from household items. Nigel Part 1 of 2: Doug has returned from California, and he has invited Martin on a local hike. Woody the Spoon Recipes The dulce recipe is recycled again. Luther Why can't a black girl play with her white friend? It's not what you think.


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1x05 The March to the Throne (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – The March to the Throne King Scrub and Queen Polish rule Saniland, the cleanest place in the universe. When they confront the kids, they automatically assume Earthlings are dirty. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Bob Small Fence, a Mohawk, works at being an ironworker on a high-rise. Words Have Stories Originally, the European settlers borrowed many words from Native Americans. Several of these loan words are exposed. Make a New Fiend Cindy Joseph, a Native American living in new York State, lends her voice to pictures of a powwow and beadwork. Nigel While Martin is at the bicycle shop, a burglar enters his apartment. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from the previous episode, Woody instructs making dulce, a Brazilian-American candy. Children's Questions Can we guess what color the early humans were? Luther A good guy wears a white hat, and a bad guy wears a black hat, but what about someone with no hat?


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1x04 Crash Landing (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Crash Landing The kids have landed on a strange planet. With Outerscope I stuck, they follow a checkerboard-patterned path and find the planet populated with household cleaning items. Storytelling Time Children learn two Japanese songs: one about two dogs, the other trying to prompt good weather. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Jon Wong, a film cameraman, shows the behind-the-scenes work in filming a piece on a racecar driver. (This sequence was filmed September 11, 1974, according to the slate.) Nigel Martin's friend Pat Barrington claims Nigel bit him. Scot is called on to clear the air. Woody the Spoon Recipes Woody instructs making dulce, a Brazilian-American candy. Children's Questions Remember the melanin lesson from the previous episode? Well, how do suntans come into the picture? Luther Luther and his friend are so different, and yet they are the same.


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1x03 Shooting Through Space (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Shooting Through Space The Outerscope I really flies into outer space. Willie seems to be steering it well, but the ship runs into problems. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Angel Cordero is profiled. Mr. Emeritus In this first installment of an arts-and-crafts series, Mr. Emeritus (pronounced with a short E at the start and a long I) teaches Julia Scissors and Rubberhead Pencil how to make a piñata for the Ruler. Nigel Martin is concerned because Nigel appears sick. When Martin goes to Scot's apartment, he immediately runs into a white adult who falsely accuses him of breaking a window. Woody the Spoon Recipes The guacamole recipe is recycled again. Children's Questions Are people different colors, or really just different shades of the same color? This segment introduces melanin, a skin pigment. Luther ""Tickled pink"" is just an expression.


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1x02 Ready for Blast-Off (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – Ready for Blast-Off Cynthia, who isn't sure that their spaceship is more than a game, suggests a fuel made from water, sugar, and yeast. All the kids finish off the ship and call it Outerscope I. Willie appoints himself captain of the spaceship. Storytelling Time Ventriloquist Willie Tyler asks Lester what he remembers of his old neighborhood. Black-American Slang A variety of Black American slang words, plus the origins of this ""secret language,"" is demonstrated. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? A city planner from Philadelphia's Chinatown explains that cities change. Her job is much like a city's doctor. Nigel Martin talks to Brenda, who wants a pony for a pet. After he breaks up a fight, Martin finds that Nigel has been taken from his bag. Woody the Spoon Recipes Recycled from Episode 1: the guacamole recipe and how to grow an avocado tree. Luther Given a number of terms for one race, Pee-Wee asks Luther what he wants to be called.


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1x01 From a Pile of Planks (January 01, 0001)


Outerscope I – From a Pile of Planks Edgar's father has given him a pile of unused wood. His friends try to decide what to make with it. Willie has a brilliant idea: make their own Skylab. They build it in record time. Drum Explores the history of the drum and its many purposes. Song: Beauty Loan Words The English language is stocked with words borrowed from other languages and other cultures. Some of their origins are listed here. Nigel Martin Harris of Montclair, New Jersey wants a pet snake, but his mother is prejudiced into not having one – until she reads Dear Abby. Thus Martin gets what he wants: a boa called Nigel. Along the way, Martin befriends Scot Richardson, an expert from the natural history museum. Woody the Spoon Recipes Avocados are at the heart of a Mexican-American meal called guacamole. Following the recipe, Woody tells how to grow an avocado tree. Minority Do you feel left out because you're in a minority? Each of us is in a minority at one point or ano




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