Postcards from Buster

Sleepy in Seattle (Seattle, Washington)

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 10/18/04
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  • Episode Description
  • All this traveling has Buster frazzled, and in Seattle, he's developed a bad case of insomnia. Luckily, Buster meets Russ and Rebecca, who teach him Tai Chi to soothe his mind and body. Buster's newfound state of mind comes in handy as he catches flying fish with fishmongers at Pike Place fish market.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marcel Jeannin

    Bo Baxter

  • Norman Groulx

    Carlos of Los Viajeros

  • Elizabeth Diaga

    Mora of Los Viajeros

  • Cameron Ansell

    Arthur

  • Bill Schribman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Rebecca: Buster, you ask too many questions!

    • Buster: Maybe I shouldn't try to film and catch fish at the same time. Is the camera okay?

    • Buster: Rebecca, is tai chi hard to do? Rebecca: Buster, it takes a lot of practice to relax.

    Notes (8)

    • Show Promo: Buster uses various complimentary adjectives to describe all the kids he's met in his adventures.

    • Wait! I forgot to tell you something I found out in Seattle: Buster explains the Chinese names for various swords.

    • PBS Kids GO! - Sign Language - A girl talks about how she learned sign language. She learned to sign and everyone listens.

    • This isn't the first time Buster has had trouble falling asleep. In the Arthur story called "Sleep no More," Buster can not sleep after getting worked up over a contest.

    • The writer of this episode is credited as Bill Schribman in the title display at the beginning, but as Bill Shribman at the song page for this episode at the official website.

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    Trivia (1)

    • camera is visible(kind of):In the part where buster is in the fortune cookie factory, the kids show buster a picture of the grandmother, who started the factory. If you look closely at the framed glassed picture, you can see a reflection of the camera guy aka Buster, you can even see a picture of buster on the reflection of the glass!!

    Allusions (2)

    • The episode title "Sleepy in Seattle" is a reference to the the popular phrase and movie title Sleepless in Seattle.

    • Buster: What is this house thing?
      Carlos: It's a pagoda.
      A pagoda is a type of multi-storied Japanese and Chinese structure. Find out more about it here.

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