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Franklin

Season 5 Episode 3

Franklin Loses a Book / Franklin and Betty

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Mar 23, 2004 on Noggin
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"Franklin Loses a Book"

Harriet has a favorite book called The Happy Green Frog and she wants Franklin to read it to her over and over. Franklin is okay with reading it at first, but when she keeps asking to hear it and ignoring all of her other books, he grows tired of it and hides it under a pile of newspapers. Later, the newspapers are taken out to the recycling... and the book exits with them! Franklin and Bear launch on a wild hunt throughout Woodland in the hope of finding another copy of the book to read to Harriet, but end up with a very creative solution to the problem.

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"Franklin and Betty"

Beaver's cousin Betty is in town and Franklin is the first of the Woodland kids other than Beaver to meet her. The two quickly become friends with each other, Betty identifying with Franklin's interest in sand-castle building and also wanting to get away from Beaver, who is obliviously centered on her own interests. As more of the kids in Woodland get to know Betty, they also notice the friendship between Betty and Franklin and two try to turn it into a joke --- that the two of them are in love! Franklin gets some help from his best friend Bear in dealing with this awkward situation.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Richard Newman

    Richard Newman

    Mr. Turtle

    Noah Reid

    Noah Reid

    Franklin Turtle

    Janet-Laine Green

    Janet-Laine Green

    Narrator (Credited as Janet L-Greene)

    Julie Lemieux

    Julie Lemieux

    Various (Uncredited)

    Bryn McAuley

    Bryn McAuley

    Harriet Turtle

    Luca Perlman

    Luca Perlman

    Bear

    Britt McKillip

    Britt McKillip

    Betty

    Guest Star

    Wayne Robson

    Wayne Robson

    Mr. Heron

    Guest Star

    William Colgate

    William Colgate

    Mr. Mole

    Recurring Role

    Marcia Bennett

    Marcia Bennett

    Mrs. Muskrat

    Recurring Role

    Catherine Disher

    Catherine Disher

    Mrs. Goose

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • NOTES (9)

      • Betty is likely named after "Franklin and Betty" writer Betty Quan.

      • "Franklin and Betty" appears in most online listings as "Franklin Likes Betty."

      • Twice in "Franklin Loses a Book," Franklin and Bear request personal information and are happily given it without any question. The first time is when they ask for the name of the person who checked out The Happy Green Frog from the library and the second is when they ask Mr. Heron who purchased the book from a box of books that came from the bookstore. In real life, policies general prohibit organizations from giving out personal information like this, but in Franklin's world, everyone is trusting enough to know that it wouldn't be used for any harm.

      • "Franklin Loses a Book" reveals that Mr. Skunk works in recycle-collection, in addition to his work at the local ice-cream shop.

      • "Franklin Loses a Book" also reveals that Skunk now has a little sister, known only as "Baby Skunk." She giggles a few times, but does not speak.

      • Although "Franklin Loses A Book / Franklin Likes Betty" uses the same generic credits sequence as all fifth season episodes, it is obvious that Wayne Robson reprises his role as the voice of Mr. Heron, a role he first performed in "Franklin Plants a Tree." Wayne Robson is well-known, particularly among Canadian television viewers, for his portrayal of Mike Hamar on The Red Green Show, a character who was turned from a life of crime, but is still sometimes caught slipping into rather shifty behavior.

      • "Franklin and Betty" is the first Franklin television story written by Betty Quan, who wrote both Franklin and The Green Knight and Franklin's Magic Christmas.

      • "Franklin Loses a Book" is the second of two episodes on the video Franklin's Reading Adventures.

      • First and only known appearance of Beaver's cousin, Betty. Betty has the same general appearance as Beaver, but is smaller than her. Betty is typically seen wearing a pink shirt and a unicorn pin and without at least one, it is difficult to tell her apart from Beaver.

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