Between the Lions

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 4/12/00
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  • Episode Description
  • When Cleo begins reading the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf to Lionel and Leona, they decide he could use some help with his big job, so they have Click bring him out of the book to learn more about sheep. They find some great books about taking care of sheep at the library, and the boy learns what to do if his flock his threatened. The power, however, goes to his head. Words with an "ig" sound are portrayed in various sketches throughout the episode.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 (4)

    • Girl: Mom, there's a potato talking to a dumb-looking pickle with a zipper on it! Mom: Don't worry, sweetie. It's educational television. It's good for you. And you shouldn't say 'dumb' -- it's not nice.

    • Cliff Hanger: Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? Fuzzy: I am just a baldy-waldy! Chorus: And that's why he's called Cliff Hanger! Cliff Hanger: Can't. hold. on. much. longer.

    • Boy Who Cried Wolf: Hey, I'm just a little boy. I don't know if I'm ready to take on such a big job. Leona: Good point. Studies show girls are better than boys at taking responsibility. Lionel: (snickers) No way. How hard is it to watch sheep?

    • Hen: (reading sign) 'If you really need help, wake the big lion.' Okay. All right. Very good. Yes, um... Theo: (sleeptalking) Hungry! Food! Yum, yum, yum...

    Notes (1)

    • The Cliffhanger segment "Cliff and the Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear and the Big Wig" airs on this episode and the next one. Adventure 1465, this installment finds Cliff Hanger asking a bear to let down his hair, only to find out it isn't exactly what he expected.

    Trivia (7)

    • Cleo serves as the designated reader for this episode.

    • The Word Doctor: Dr. Ruth Wordheimer resolves another long word freakout. This time she assists a monkey who is having difficulty with the word "intelligent."

    • Gawain's Word: "J" and "ig" are blended to make the word "jig." Right on!

    • A Chicken Waits: This segment is featured throughout the program. A hen wants help finding a library book and reads a sign stating "If you really need help, wake the big lion." However, she finds that she's afraid to wake him up and so simply stands and waits, hoping he'll eventually wake up and she'll be able to get help. She finally gets a push in the right direction and realizes that she can get what she needs herself by looking up the item she wants in the computer catalogue.

    • The three new words children will learn are intelligent, jig, and jiggle.

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