Between the Lions

Season 3 Episode 3

What Parakeets Need

Aired Unknown Sep 30, 2002 on PBS
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What Parakeets Need
Theo and Cleo decide that Leona and Lionel are ready to take on some responsibility. They give them a pet parakeet and the book What Parakeets Need by Freeman van Fleet. Leona quickly names the parrot Sweety Tweety. Lionel is disgusted by such a cutesy name, but decides that Tweety Sweety could work. As the two continue the debate, they discover something interesting in the book --- parakeets can learn to talk. Leona begins a spirited quest to teach the parakeet to talk, but discovers that it requires patience and not giving up.moreless

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    Peter Linz

    Peter Linz

    Theodor "Theo" Lion

    Fred Newman

    Fred Newman

    Himself / Golf Announcer

    Chris Phillips

    Chris Phillips

    Cliff Hanger

    Anthony Asbury

    Anthony Asbury

    Lionel Lion

    Kathryn Mullen

    Kathryn Mullen

    Leona Lion

    Jim Kroupa

    Jim Kroupa

    Walter Pigeon [ 2 ]

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    • QUOTES (6)

      • Busterfield: I don't know why they wanted that parakeet to talk. Birds should not talk. They only give you a headache. Believe me, I know. Birds were meant to go 'tweet, tweet.'

      • Leona: (frustrated over not being able to get parakeet to talk) Lionel, I've been doing this for three weeks, but the only one I've trained to talk is Click.
        Click: My name is Sweety Tweety. My name is Sweety Tweety. Error! Error!

      • Cleo: (reading from recipe in 'What's Cooking?' segment) Five. Bake for three seconds.
        Theo: Three seconds?
        Theo and Cleo: Nah! (They both devour the meat.)
        Cleo: Sweet!

      • Leona: (singing "Sweet, Sweet, Sweet") It needs love and lots of toys / One or two or three / And the cage door must be closed / So it can't get free.

      • Cleo: Sometimes repsonsibility is about taking care of something or someone.
        Theo: Like your mother and I are responsible for the library. And, uh, oh, for putting meat on the table. Delicious meat. Wonderful meat. Meat of all kinds!

      • Leona: What is it? What is it?
        Theo: Well, your mother and I thought you were ready to take some responsibility.
        Leona: (gasps) Lionel, it's a responsibility!
        Leona and Lionel: (singsong) It's a responsibility! It's a responsibility!
        Leona: What's a responsibility?
        Cleo: It means that when you're given a job to do, you'll do it, and you'll do it carefully and well.

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