Postcards from Buster

A Bridge Back Home (Brooklyn, New York)

Season 1, Ep 23, Aired 1/4/05
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  • Episode Description
  • While visiting New York, Buster travels with Carlos as the searches for his Great Uncle's oud. This was an instrument of his Great Uncle's legendary for its power to bring people together. Along the way, he meets a lot of new friends and spends time with a boy named James, who is an altar boy at an Antiochian church. Later, he takes part in a celebration with several traditional dances.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marcel Jeannin

    Bo Baxter

  • Norman Groulx

    Carlos of Los Viajeros

  • Elizabeth Diaga

    Mora of Los Viajeros

  • Cameron Ansell

    Arthur

  • Peter Gaffney

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Buster: (regarding his spiky "party" hair) James said it'll help me attract the ladies. Carlos: Well, it'll definitely attract attention.

    • Buster: It's not easy to dance with a camera. There's Nourhan. I wonder what she thinks of my hair.

    • Buster: What was that about? James: Cleaning. Buster: Oh, you know the old "tossing stuff on the top shelf of your closet" trick too.

    • Carlos: Buster, my Great Uncle Manny was right about the oud. It even has the power to connect us to dessert.

    • Carlos: In Arabic, "oud" means wood. Buster: So you're looking for a piece of wood?

    Notes (3)

    • Show Promo: Repeat of the fascinating foods promo first aired in "A Sense of Direction"

    • Wait! I forgot to tell you something I learned in New York: Buster explains that Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to connect Manhattan Island to the New York mainland. Today there are many other bridges, but there was a time when there were none at all.

    • PBS Kids GO! - Reading - A big brother explains that he does everything together together with his little brother, except reading. His little brother can't read yet, so he reads to his little brother. He says that someday, his little brother will be a great reader.

    Allusions (1)

    • Father Michael: These young boys represent the angels that surround the throne of God in Heaven.
      In this episode, Buster visits an Antiochian church where he learns about their services and the importance of their altar boys. He also see practices such as the use of incense to lift prayers towards the heavens.

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