Between the Lions

Shooting Stars

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 4/7/00
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  • Episode Description
  • The lions are trying to spend a night awake so that they can observe a rare astronomical phenomenon -- a heavy meteor shower. After reading a poem about it, they're excited for it, but they have trouble staying awake. Lions need a good, solid 22 hours of sleep and it seems like they may drift off to dreamland, no matter how hard the try. In an attempt to try to keep everyone awake, Leona creates her own poem based on the idea she originally had of what they were going to see -- a "meat shower." Segments throughout the episode focus on words with the "ar" sound.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Linz

    Theodor "Theo" Lion

  • Fred Newman

    Himself / Golf Announcer

  • Chris Phillips

    Cliff Hanger

  • Anthony Asbury

    Lionel Lion

  • Kathryn Mullen

    Leona Lion

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Buster: I want you to know that I had nothing to do with that little lion cub seeing the meteor shower. I do not take credit for it, in spite of the fact that someone might want to give me credit... even a small award... maybe a cookie?

    • Leona and Lionel: (singing) Meat loaf and liver and bacon, too / Raining down on me and you.

    • Leona: (singing) Look, here comes a mutton chop / With lots of gravy smeared on top.

    • Leona: (regarding Theo and Cleo) Oh no, Lionel. They're asleep again. Standing up.

    • Theo: This isn't going to be easy. Lions need a good, solid 22 hours of a sleep a day.

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    Notes (2)

    • This is the only episode where Click the Mouse doesn't appear in.

    • This is the first episode to contain a poem, instead of a book or computer game.

    Trivia (6)

    • Theo serves as the designated reader for this episode.

    • Gawain's Word: "Sh" and "ark" blend together at high speed to make the word "shark." The gold and silver knights then run away from an actual shark.

    • The Adventures of Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger finds himself making a wish in Adventure 2,612: Cliff Hanger and the Wish Upon a Star. When the first star of the night appears, Cliff consults his Trusty Survival Manual, which advises him to make a wish. He does and is rescued by the people in the helicopter that sing the theme song -- then he wakes up. It was only a dream -- and that's why he's called Cliff Hanger!

    • The new vocabulary words in this episode are:
      marvelous, meteor, sparkling, acrobat

    • The key sound in this episode is the r-controlled "a" in the word star.

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