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#13901 Catsitter The show opens with a pretty plump cat at the front of the palace. We cut to the inside. Sagwa was trying to draw the cat house, but was doing a rather lousy job at it (Sheegwa thinks one of the drawing looks like a mushroom). They were interrupted by Baba Miao, who announced that he, Mama Miao, Yeh-Yeh and Nai-Nai are going to see Uncle Miao. So, they're going to have a catsitter. Later, in the courtyard, he introduces her to the kittens. Her name is Auntie Wen, and she's so old she had babysitted Baba Miao before. Baba Miao also mentioned that Auntie Wen has a magic pendant. And so, the adult cats leave her with the kittens and startss on their journey. So, thinking that the babysitter is old, they think they're int he advantage of being fast. Nuh uh! The Auntie Wen is always one step ahead of them. In the meantime, the Magistrate has brought in a bicycle from England for his three daughters. Problem is, none of them know how to use it - not even the magistrate. Later in the night, Dongwa, Sagwa and Sheegwa were out with the alleycats. They're having a race, and Dongwa lost. Auntie Wen catches up with them, and gets them to go home. The next day, She wakes them up early to go see the sun rise. So, how are the daughters doing with the bike? Not too well. Tai-Tai's coaching them, but they're not improving. As for the kittens, the are finally bonding with Auntie Wen. But Sagwa is still having problems drawing the cat house. Auntie Wen lent Sagwa her magic pendant, and Sagwa does a masterpiece! Next, she lends it to Sheegwa, who earlier admitted that she's hydrophobic because she can't swim. Sheegwa immediately learns to like the water. And later, Dongwa swipes it from Sheegwa, and later that night, does better in the race. The next day, we see the Cook trying on the bike. He's okay at it, but falls off when he tries to turn. But he gives Ba-Do a important piece of advice - never give up, and if people is laughing at you, don't feel disharted. Later, The adult cats return from their trip. And Auntie Wen finally reveals the secret of the pendant. As for the daughters, they're getting good at the bike. Only one question remains - how do you stop a moving bike!?! #13902 On the Run Sagwa's in the village. She's sent out because Mama Miao is busy with Sheegwa, and Baba Miao is busy with Dongwa. Fu-fu comes by and asks Sagwa what's up. Nothing much, when they spotted a puppet show caravan. So, Sagwa sneaks in... Unknowingly, the puppet master packs up and leaves for the next town, unaware that there are hitchhikers onboard! Sagwa and Fu-fu falls asleep... Only to awake in in a different town. The listen in as the reader of the town announces the rules. Aye caramba! No fun, and no cats! The puppet master notices them, and takes them into an inn and warns them on the dangers in the town. He introduces them to his dog, Fang. Sagwa and Fu-fu makes a break for it, but Fang catches up. Turns out that Fang is pretty nice with cats. He warns them about the cat-catcher - an evil man who'se so hideous I'll personally vote for him in the "World's ugliest man" poll, and catches cats on behalf of the magistrate. In coincidence, the cat-catcher has noticed them, and is out to nab them. Sagwa runs into the palace gardens, and notices the other cats of the town who were captured. They try to free the cats, but fails, as the cat-catcher is hot on their trail. They run straight into the puppet theater. Almost got away with it, but the cat-catcher managed to get them. Is it the end of Sagwa and Fu-fu? Will Sagwa not get to see her family ever again? Good thing Fang and the village dogs comes to their rescue. They free the captured cats, and escape into the puppet master's caravan. Sweet freedom! suddenly, the screen turns wavy, and we see Sagwa and Fu-fu sleeping. The puppet master wakes them up. He has noticed them while travlling and was kind enough to turn around and bring them back to the village. Sagwa realizes the whole anti-cat thing was a dream, to which Fu-fu comments that he only dreamt about cleaning the cave he and the bat colony live in. The story comes to a close as Sagwa announces that she loves her town. The end.moreless
Dongwa's friend, Mung, has a cousin is visiting him for the day for the very first time. And she has the idea that Mung's a palace cat. And coincidently, Mung looks almost exactly like Dongwa. So, while Dongwa gets to enjoy Mung's life, Mung gets tangled up in palace works. After messing up, he runs off. Meanwhile, Tai-Tai's aunt is visiting, and Tai-Tai works extra hard to make the visit memorable. In the end, they each decide that their lives are great just the way it is.
Dongwa gets to go fishing with Baba Miao, while Sagwa is made to stay back to finish some scrolls that she was supposed to finish the night before. After being hurt by one of Dongwa's comments, she couldn't concentrate on her work. She runs off, and sees Baba Miao playing with Dongwa. Upset, she boards a boat and goes out to sea with some storks. In the meantime, the Foolish Magistrate is supposed to flag off a race, but because the scroll Sagwa was working on is not finished, the race can't start. Meanwhile, Sagwa's stranded on the boat, because she didn't know that they'll be out the whole day. So, they send for the tortoise to pick her up. And he's pretty grumpy (probably because they interrupted his beauty sleep and made him swim out to sea to pick up Sagwa). Sagwa gets back, and Baba Miao gives her an earfull. Because of her, the race's been postphoned and he's stuck writing her scrolls. She then tells Baba Miao how she feels after hearing Dongwa's comment. Baba Miao clears things up, and they finish the scroll together.moreless
Sheegwa finds a necklace buried.in the ground. And thanks to the Alley cats, she's talked into thinking that because she found the necklace, it's hers. Later, they trick her into giving the necklace to them. Meanwhile, The whole palace is loooking for a necklace. Sagwa finds out, but it's too late - she finds Sheegwa crying. Sagwa and Sheegwa comes up with a plan to get it back. And it works, to a certain extent. The necklace broke when the alleycats dropped it. But broken or not, she has to return it to Tai-Tai. But Tai-Tai wasn't angry, though. She was jus glad to get the necklace back, broken or not.
"Lord of the Fleas"
Tai-Tai, The Foolish Magistrate, Reader, the cats and the dogs are having a day off on an island off the coast of the village. However, soon they get separated from each other, and Tai-Tai falls into mud, the Magistrate screams like a baby and runs almost as fast as an F-1 car at the sight of a dung beetle, Reader does the same at the sight of Tai-Tai in the mud, and Sagwa, Sheegwa and the Seeve Dogs runs just as fast to escape a charging wild boar. But in the end, everyone sits down to enjoy the sunset - a perfect ending to a not-so-perfect day.moreless
"Tough Guy Dongwa"
Dongwa is caught playing "tea party" with Ba-Do and is made fun of by the alleycats. Later, he rescues a Haiyo, an injured bird. But the alleycats thinks that anyone who befriends mice and birds are wimps (much to Han-Han's detestments), and he knows that he'll be rediculed if he's caught. Fearing being called a wimp, he tries to hide his friendship, only to hurt the feelings of the Haiyo, who runs away. Dongwa chases after him and apologizes. And when finally caught by the alleycats, he stands up for himself. Han-Han finds that Dongwa's a real Tough Guy. Just then, Ba-Do finds them and dresses them all up (heh, too bad animal rights groups doesn't exist 200 years ago ;) ). Meanwhile, Sagwa catches the hiccups, and nothing seems to work in making it go away, until she sees Dongwa, Haiyo and the alleycats in dresses.
The Magistrate is attending a calligraphy competition and has enrolled Sagwa to compete in it. However, his rival, Magistrate Wong, is also attending the competition and has enrolled his daughter. Naturally, being rivals who pull pranks on each other since childhood, they both sabotage each other's competitors and in the end, both Sagwa and Wong's daughter are disqualified. Magistrate Wong and the Foolish Magistrate both make up in the end, and Sagwa and Wong's daughter are allowed into the contest once again. Unfortunately, they still lost - to a guy who has won 63 times straight (geez, this guy must be really chummy to the judges or something - ed). But since he's retiring, the next year would be easier. The show ends with both Magistrate Wong and the Foolish Magistrate pledging to not pull off foolish pranks and sabotage each other's works ever again.moreless
The "Rebel Wings", a group of gangster bats, is recruiting new members. And Fu-Fu's going to try to see if he can join them. Fu-fu makes it in. So, he has to change to a rowdy atitude and starts doing bad things, and not mix around with Sagwa anymore. But he soon realizes that being with his friends is better than being a gangster, so he quits. In the meantime, Cook and Reader both fight because they both want to look after a plum tree that was given to the Foolish Magistrate by the Emperor, but soon realize that they do a better job working together.
"A New Cook in the Kitchen"
The cook's little brother,'Little Cook' is coming. But just before he gets there, cook injures his arm. So little cook takes over his cooking. And everyone seemed to LOVE little cook's dishes and seem to not care about cook anymore. Cook starts feeling left out. In the meantime, Little Cook has the inferiority complex and feels that his cooking wouldn't be as good as Cook's. Reader notices this, and tells Tai-Tai. Later, Tai-Tai requests for a dish that she knows Little Cook can't possibly make. So, Cook and Little Cook teams up and the dish was spactacular! In the meantime, Both Sagwa and Dongwa fights see who's better at gathering water chestnuts. Sheegwa shows them that when their ideas, when used individually, is good, but when put together, is even better.moreless
The Foolish Magistrate's uncle has given him a boat, and he plans to sail down to Kowloon (Hong Kong) to get some pineapple cakes. He takes Dongwa with him. Dongwa then befriends a seawise mice that's on the ship. They set sail, and make it to Kowloon. But on returning home, a storm hits. The sail snaps, and they're all in a panic. But thanks to a new friend, Dongwa manages to get the sail fixed, and they make it home. In the meantime, the Alley Cats all think that Dongwa is a scaredy cat because he refuses to jump on the roofs. But after returning from the trip, they awe at him with new respect when they hear that he bravely fixed the sail during the storm.
"Invention By Mistake"
It's hot. Too hot. So hot that the Foolish Magistrate starts hallucinating about going to a land where everything is made of noodles while having lunch. When Tai-Tai snaps him out of the hallucination, he is suddenly inspired to make a robe out of noodles. Tai-Tai then tells him that the idea is silly. But he's still pumped up by the hallucination. So, he wants to invent something. He remembers an inventor uncle of his, and digs out some old blueprints that the uncle of his left him. In the meantime, cook comes up with an idea to invent a noodle maker machine, but it fails. Ba-Do then comes in and tells him that the heat is killing the plants in the palace. He then remembers that his uncle had once drafted out the bluepriunt for a sprinkler system, and by coincidence, the blueprint is with him. He sets about to build it. When it's done, it's missing something. But with Cook, Sagwa and Fu-Fu's help, the sprinkler system is finally completely finished, thanks to Cook's failed noodle maker. Only problem: it's more of a shower system than a sprinkler system.moreless
Collar of Time
When Sagwa receives a collar that's an ancient family heirloom, she's disgusted with it. Her mother rattles on about how important it is and how she got it from her mother when she was young, etc., but this doesn't really impress Sagwa. The collar is stinky and she gets the idea that she has to wear it all the time. She goes out with it on and gets made fun of. So she buries the collar, but after another talk with her Mom, realizes how important and special it is. She goes back to retrieve it, but it's gone! Turns out that the sleeve dogs have taken it. Sagwa then chases after them, and thanks to Fu-Fu, gets the collar back. She then apologizes to her mom, who then tells her that she needn't wear it all the time.
The Birds, The Bees, and The Silkworms
After having her concentration while putting on her make-up shattered by the noise of swiftlets, a run in with silkworms on her favourite mulberry bush, and after Ba-Do getting stung by a bee, Tai-Tai orders the Foolish Magistrate to ban Silkworms, Swiftlets and bees from the province. This starts having adverse effects on their lives as the village faces a silk, birds nests and honey shortage. Tai-Tai's new robes can't be completed because of lack of silk, and dessert during dinner was horrible without honey and birds nest. So, Tai-Tai thinks it over, and orders the Foolish Magistrate to take back the rules. In the meantime, Dongwa makes a new friend, but starts avoiding him when he finds out that his new friend will be moving away soon. But soon, he learns that they should still be friends, regardless of moving or not.moreless
Snagged by a Thread
Sagwa, Mama Miao, Baba Miao, The Foolish Magistrate and Tai-Tai are going to visit Tai-Tai's snobbish aunt. While thare, Tai-Tai's aunt's cat shows no manners and refuses to befriend Sagwa - Until she accidentally rips a rooster pillow that that she was given. Sagwa steps in to take the blame, and she apologizes for being snobbish, and they're friends at last. However, Sagwa's punishment was that she'll not be given dinner. But Mama Miao knows better, and sneaks her some food in the end.
Master of Mistakes
Sheegwa wants to give up on calligraphy after failing to write properly. Meanwhile, the Foolish Magistrate's daughters are wanting to learn new skills, but keeps making mistakes. They give up. Cook suggests calling in a certain tutor, and he does everything wrong himself! The daughters pick up the abilities, and in the end, master the things they're learning. Later, it is revealed that the master made the mistakes on purpose in order to provoke the daughters and make them focus on the tasks so that they learn. This prompts Sheegwa to start taking calligraphy again. Fin.moreless
We open to a fierce storm. The next day, news have it that a brave man has saved two people from drowning the night before, and will be given an award by the Foolish Magistrate for his brave deed. For that, the kittens cannot be in the palace. So, they go exploring - until they reached a bush. They hear a loud roar. Fearing a mountain lion, they retreat to the club house. There they meet Fu-Fu, who goes check things out and discovers a bear. They let the hero idea get to their head and wants to capture the panda. So, they they try to catch it, but it escapes. They then chase it. When they finally have it cornered, it turns out that the panda is just a baby named Ling-Ling, and is lost. So, they work to get the panda reunited with it's mother. But they've accidentally chased it into the palace! So, they sneak the panda out, and then takes it back to the hills, while subliminally slipping facts on pandas to the viewers. Suddenly, a wild rabid dog appears, and they make a break for it - to the nearest tree. Luckily, the panda's mother shows up and chases the dog away. So, the grateful mother is reunited with it's baby, and the kittens and Fu-Fu are heroes. The end.
Festival of Lanterns
It's the lantern festival, and everybody's making a lantern for a contest that will be held that night. The Foolish Magistrate overhears that, and wishes to take part in the contest, too. So, he sets off to build a tiger lantern, seeing that it's the year of the tiger. He also gets Baba Miao to write a scroll with the poem he has wrote for Tai-Tai, and attaches it to the lantern. However, when they left, them useless sleeve dogs comes around and messes up the lantern. So, Sagwa, Dongwa and Sheegwa tries to repair the lantern, and, umm, it doesn't look quite right when finished. But they have no time to do a better job of it, as the Foolish Magistrate is coming. The Foolish Magistrate wants to show Reader the lantern, only to find that his lantern now resembles what looks like a tiger that came from Picasso's canvas. But they have no time to make another one, and takes it to the festival anyway. At the festival, the judges kinda like the lantern because it's a fresh change from all the traditional tiger lanterns, and he wins second price. Later at night, Dongwa tries to tell Mama Miao what happened, but fell asleep. The show comes to a close with the Foolish Magistrate blowing out the lantern. The end.moreless
Baba and his buddies are performing an opera on the occasion of Mama Miao's birthday and entrust Sagwa to deliver the libretto to Sing Bad, who will perform it the next day. The route to Sing Bad's is confusing and filled with wierd obstacles (mainly because Fu-Fu gave the directions wrong while in haste). And Fu-Fu couldn't help much because the bats are moving to a cave with a better feng-shui. On the way, Sagwa accidentally wet the scroll, which causes the libretto to become illegible. Luckily, Fu-Fu overheard the libretto and manage to finish the move in time. Together they piece it back together so Sing Bad can sing the score.
Dongwa is enjoying Sagwa's attention and help after he accidentally sprained his foot. Once he realizes that he feels better, he finds it hard to tell everyone he's better because he is enjoying all the favors... being waited on... and no chores! He tricks Sagwa into doing his chores for him. Fu-Fu then drops in and tells Sagwa that a beautiful dragon boat is in town. Sagwa decides to go tell Dongwa about it, and finds out that Dongwa has been tricking her. She then comes up with a plan to get even with Dongwa. In the end, Dongwa realizes it isn't right to take advantage of people for personal gain. He is also grounded until he finish his chores. So, Fu-Fu and Sagwa helps him out with his chores and they get to see the boat in the end.moreless
Sagwa wants to join a club that Dongwa's in, but "club rules" say that they can't take any new members. Sagwa complains and so they make her take a test to get into the club. Even after she takes the test though, they still won't let her in, claiming that she's too young. So she starts a club of her own- the Explorer's Club and suddenly it's Dongwa and friends finding themselves on the losing end of the "no new members" rule. But when things turn bad after the two rival clubs dare each other as to who can make it to the top of a mountain, they find that things turn out better when everybody works together.
"Time For Everything"
Dongwa's father is upset with Dongwa after he misses an important event regarding scribe-writing. His father doesn't know it, but Dongwa was out practicing Gung-Fu. As punishment, he makes Dongwa write five scribes, to Dongwa's great discontent. He doesn't want to be a scriberiter when he grows up, he wants to be a gung-fu master. Can he communicate to his Dad what's really important to him?moreless
Mama Miao's having a bad hair day and is scolding Sagwa and Sheegwa. Sagwa laments about how rules just bog people down. And when Dongwa walks in with mud on his feet, she gives him an earfull, too. Sheegwa comes up with a rather rediculous idea, and Mama Miao makes them go out to play. They were having fun, until Sheegwa breaks a rule and falls into the river. The rest all follow while trying to save Sheegwa. Later, the kittens think things over and decides that rules are probably made for a reason.
One of Marco Polo's descendants is visiting the village. And the Foolish Magistrate thinks that it's a great idea to offer one of the kittens to the visitor, but later regrets it. Tai-Tai, for some reason, decides that the kittens are important to have around and tries to come up with something that would allow them to keep the kittens. Meanwhile, the kittens comes up with a plan of their own. The next day, the visitor is to choose a kitten. So, they put the plan into action, and fails. Tai-Tai then puts her plan into action, and it works. The visitor leaves with the painting Tai-Tai made, and none of the kittens were taken.moreless
A new resident has moved in to the palace: the Foolish Magistrate's latest pet - a whistling pigeon named Ping Wing (Ping Wen). Both Fu-Fu and Sagwa wants to befriend the pigeon, but they bicker over who gets to play with her first. Meanwhile, Cook and Reader are about to start their nightly game of pai-cho (which kinda resembles dominoes). Except that Cook is too tired to play - he has started taking up Tai-Chi, and as a result, is getting up earlier in the morning and is tired out earlier. This causes Reader to bicker a bit with Cook and leaves. The next day, Sagwa, wants to play with the whistling pigeon again, when Fu-Fu drops by. The magistrate decides to let the pigeon free for a while fly. Fu-Fu teases Sagwa, and leaves with the pigeon, leaving Sagwa alone. In the meantime, Reader is giving Cook the silent treatment. Later, Fu-Fu returns, and bickers with Sagwa. The pigeon gets irritated at the bickering and gets angry at them. Sagwa and Fu-Fu leave. Dongwa then comes in and tells them what they've been doing wrong. Meanwhile, Cook think things over, and decides to go talk to Reader. They bump into each other in the corridor. Turns out that Reader has been thinking things over, too. He has decided to take up Tai-Chi as well. So, they make up and re-plans their schedule. Reader plans to wake up earlier so that he too can attend to Tai-Chi, and have their game earlier in the day. The next day, Cook and Reader are doing tai-chi. Meanwhile, Sagwa and Fu-Fu apologizes to the pigeon. But Sagwa can't fly, and Fu-Fu can't paint. They see Dongwa doing tai-chi, and gets an idea. They'll all do tai-chi! The end.
Scene opens with Sagwa, Dongwa and Sheegwa having a race. Sagwa wins. Dongwa is jealous, but Sheegwa cheers for Sagwa. She then sees a butterfly, and heads off to the pagoda with it while Dongwa and Sagwa wasn't looking. Meanwhile, at the pagoda, The magistrate is entertaining some very important guests. Sheegwa comes into th scene and jumps onto one of the guest's hat. The foolish Magistrate takes Sheegwa off the hat of the guest when the guest pointed out at a star birthmark that none has ever noticed before. According to local legend, any female born with a birthmark in the shape of a star is princess - regardless of species. Sagwa and Dongwa catches up, only to see them bowing to Sheegwa and calling her 'princess'. They hurry back and tell Mama Miao and Baba Miao. Since then, everyone's been ignoring Sagwa. At the same time, Sagwa's getting jealous of Sheegwa, and Sheegwa's being bored to death. The next day, the magistrate decides to hold a presentation ceremony. Fu-Fu tells Sagwa that she may never see Sheegwa again, and Sagwa hurries to spend time with Sheegwa while she still can. Sagwa arrives just in time to see the Foolish Magistrate give Sheegwa a bath - and the patch drips off. Turns out that it's just dirt, coincidently in the shape of a star. The Foolish Magistrate and Tai-Tai's upset by this, but Sheegwa and Sagwa was glad. The end.moreless
Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa are excited, as they've just heard a performer's coming to town, who does an amazing portrayal of the famous "monkey king." They rush to tell Mama and Baba Miao, but they've already heard and are having a heated argument about Baba Miao's opera singing ability. They stop, but continue the argument later that night and Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa overhear. Mama Miao doesn't like Baba singing with the alley cats and Baba Miao wishes that Mama wouldn't spend so much time playing 5 Dots. Baba Miao practices his singing anyway and it wakes up everyone in the palace. Eventually, Baba and Mama go for a walk. Mama's reluctant at first, but eventually Mama agrees that she doesn't really mind Baba practicing his singing (he has a strong voice) and Baba says that he doesn't mind Mama playing 5 Dots (she plays very skillfully.) Meanwhile, the performer doesn't wish to perform the Monkey King because he doesn't have his normal helpers to perform with him. Tai-Tai suggests her worthless sleeve-dogs, but they only make a mess of things. Then Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa appear and the performer knows that he's found his stars.
"Cats of a Different Class"
Some cats from Beijing have come to the palace. Sagwa's amazed at their beautiful pillows, nice looking slippers and silver food dishes and wants to try to meet them. Sheegwa, however, seems wholely unimpressed by the whole thing. Sagwa gets up the courage to try to talk with the cats, but they try to send her away, saying that they're in a bad mood. When she persists, they quietly admit the real reason they don't want to talk to her- they don't want their master to catch them. Turns out their life isn't so luxurious after all. The pillows aren't at all comfortable and those silver dishes are filled with rice. (If they ate shrimp, it would stink up their breath.) Sagwa cuts a deal with them-- she'll get them shrimp from the kitchen if one of them will let her wear their beautiful slippers. She brings them the shrimp and they hold up their end of the bargain. But wait! The slippers feel awful! They're much too tight and not at all comfortable. The one cat is happy to be free of the awful slippers and pretty soon the others are kicking them off too. Then they all go for a romp in the palace lake, but the Beijing cats get their paws dirty. Their master wouldn't be at all happy about that. Sagwa takes them to her parents for them to get cleaned up. Mama Miao admonishes Sagwa at first for getting them dirty, but they stop her, saying that Sagwa let them be real cats for the first time.moreless
Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa are having an overnight sleepover in their clubhouse. It's stormy out though and Sheegwa gets scared of all of the noises. Meanwhile, Fu-Fu is desperately trying to get in, but he keeps getting repelled by the wind, as well as scaring Sheegwa in the process, who thinks that he's some sort of monster. Sheegwa leaves and returns to the palace to try to find Baba Miao and Mama Miao. Dongwa calls her a scaredy-cat. They're not sleeping and she finds them in the kitchen, where Yeh-Yeh is telling them a tale about a cat called the "Gui Miao" or ghost cat. The three signs of the ghost cat are that it gets windy, the shutters start to rattle and then the lantern goes out. Sheegwa finally reveals herself, but realizes that she still wants to try to do the sleepover. Yeh-Yeh leads her back to the clubhouse, along the way trying to comfort Sheegwa that there's nothing to fear. Back at the clubhouse, Fu-Fu to try to get in, scaring Sheegwa, who thinks that it's the signs of the Gui-Miao. Then, Fu-Fu knocks over the lantern on Dongwa, sending him into a tremendous panic. So it seems Dongwa's the scaredy-cat now. Fu-Fu tries to leave again, but it's too windy, so he decides to give the "sleeping at night" thing a try.
"The Tortoise and the Cat"
Sagwa likes to move fast and pretend to be animals that she's not, whereas the tortoise likes to sit back, move slowly and appreciate the beauty of the Palace garden. In this episode, the tortoise shows Sagwa what she's missing out on: the sweet smell of a rose bush, the amazing strength of the garden ants, the joy of throwing rocks into the pond and so much more. Sagwa then plays follow-the-leader with Shei-Hu and a couple of mousey extra friends of his, showing them the beauty of the garden as well.moreless
The Magistrate hires a renowned explorer, Sir Richard, to find the scrolls of an ancient poet. Most of his scrolls burned down in a fire, but it's believe that the poet had a secret hiding spot where kept the remaining scrolls. The explorer says that he expects that he can find the scrolls within several years, unless he gets lucky. Sagwa bumps into him and he invites Sagwa to come along to look for them. Sagwa, in turn, invites Shei-Hu (a mouse friend of hers) and Fu-Fu to come with her. The go with the explorer to a cave, but a cave in leaves Sagwa, Shei-Hu and Fu-Fu trapped. Sagwa wants to lead the way out, but the others want to know why she gets to be the boss. They all take turns being the leader and eventually end up falling into a hole, where they find the poetry scrolls. The thing is, now they're trapped down there. After squabbling a bit longer, they all work together, escape from the cave, and guide the explorer (along with the Magistrate, Tai-Tai and Sagwa's parents) to the location of the poetry scrolls.
"By the Light of the Moon"
In this episode, it seems all the parents are upset with their kids that they never seem to spend time together as a family anymore. (Although Tai-Tai seems more concerned about those useless, yippy sleeve-dogs of hers than her kids- snick snick snick.)
It's the yearly Moon Festival, and Mama Miao relates to Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa the ancient tale of how messages came to be left in moon-cakes. When Mama comments that they're not spending enough time together, Sagwa has an idea- she, Dongwa and Sheegwa will send Mama a message in a moon cake. Meanwhile, the three palace daughters are finally rounded up for their family portrait. One tries to draw a mustache on the picture of the Magistrate, but is stopped by another. Later, one of them brings up the idea of a mustache to the Magistrate and Tai-Tai says that she thinks that could be quite distinguished. At the very end, a mustache is being drawn on the picture, but the camera reveals that it's not one of the daughters doing it, but rather the Magistrate himself. He seems pleased with the idea.moreless
When the Foolish Magistrate gets an aching tooth, he won't let anybody get near it and the village doctor is out of town for several days. The cook says that he can prepare the Magistrate a special healing soup, but he needs a quill from a Crested Porcupine to do it. The Reader is sent for this task, but he's inept as usual and calls on Sagwa and Dongwa to help him. Dongwa, however, has told Sagwa that the Crested Porcupine is a giant monster with huge teeth. Sagwa believes this tale and runs scared when she first encounters the porcupine, but then sizes up the situation and realizes that the porcupine isn't so scary after all. She talks nicely with the porcupine, who gladly gives Sagwa one of his quills. Meanwhile, Dongwa finds two talking nicely, but he himself is still mortally afraid of the porcupine. The porcupine rares his quills and Dongwa runs away, as the porcupine has a good laugh. Back at the village, the Magistrate is tricked into drinking the special soup and is surprised to find his toothache gone. In his excitement, however, he stubs his little toe. Ugh. No beauty rest for Tai-Tai.
"Sheegwa and the Blizzard"
It's raining at the palace and the Magistrate orders it to stop. Nobody takes this seriously. Everybody's bored and the cats want some toys to play with. A traveling peddler appears at the palace. Tai-Tai tries to send him away, but her three girls all want toys. Tai-Tai lets them each get a toy and then pays the peddler very cheaply for them and sends him away, but not before the peddler predicts that it will snow. The cats: Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa all approach the peddler and he gives them each a toy that he feels suits them. He discerns that Sagwa is curious and gives her toy bird. Dongwa, who the peddler calls fierce, is given an equally fierce dragon kite and Sheegwa, who the peddler says likes to spin around is given a spinning top. All three enjoy their toys, but Sagwa says that Sheegwa isn't spinning her top correctly. She tries to show Sheegwa the proper way, but ends up being bossy and trying to take over. Sheegwa gets upset and says that she'll run away. Sagwa and Dongwa aren't impressed, since they know all of her hiding places. Sheegwa counters this, saying that she'll go outside. The blizzard comes and Sagwa and Dongwa watch out the palace window, impressed, since this is the first time they've ever seen snow. Their parents appear, wanting to know where Sheegwa is. At first, they don't know, then Sheegwa's threat echoes in Sagwa's mind. She falls out the palace window and goes hunting for her. Meanwhile, back in the palace, Dongwa and parents are now searching for both Sagwa and Sheegwa. They find Sheegwa, who it turns out simply went to take a nap in her sleeping cubby and had no idea anybody was looking for her. Sagwa's still out looking for Sheegwa. She finds what she thinks are Sheegwa's footprints, but it turns out that they're just her own. She's been going in circles. Then, she hears everybody calling Sheegwa, or at least, that's what she thinks at first. Turns out that they're calling her and she heads back into the palace. It's a happy ending as everyone as reunited and Sheegwa experiences snow for the first time.moreless
When Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa are caught playing with their mice friends in the palace where they're not supposed to be, they make a break for it. Sagwa and Sheegwa end up in the alley, where the alley cats want to know what Sagwa's doing there. Sheegwa blabs about playing with the mice and the alley cats make fun of her, saying that cats are better than mice and telling her about how cats eat mice. Sheegwa refuses to accept it and vows to remain friends with the mice, but Sagwa lets it get to her and when the mice want to play Tag later, she refuses. She later has a talk with Fu-Fu. She tells him about what the alley cats said and Fu-Fu says that they're ignorant. Just because Sagwa and the mice are different doesn't mean they can't be friends, after all, the same is true with Fu-Fu and her. Sagwa apologizes to the mice, saying that she's sorry she wouldn't play with them earlier. She was being ignorant.
Sagwa loves listening to Yeh-Yeh's stories. In fact, she's listening to one right now, but then the cook calls them. He wants them to try some One-Hundred Year Old tofu. Yeh-Yeh gobbles it right up, but Sagwa can't even stand the smell of it. Yeh-Yeh finishes the tofu and he wants to finish telling Sagwa his story. Sagwa runs off. Yeh-Yeh's breath stinks from the tofu, but she doesn't want to tell him and hurt his feelings. Then the magistrate orders the cook to find some more of the tofu, but it seems like an impossible task. It took him forever to find what he did find. Yeh-Yeh enlists Sagwa's help. Sagwa uses her nose to find the tofu and eventually admits to Yeh-Yeh that the reason she ran off wasn't because she doesn't like his stories, but because his breath stunk. Yeh-Yeh thanks her for telling the truth. He didn't know. Being rather old, his sense of smell isn't very strong.moreless
A travelling show from a distant land is putting on a show the village, and the daughters of the Foolish Magistrate wants to go. Unfortunately, Tai-Tai doesn't allow them to. So, they turn to their father - the Foolish Magistrate. He tricks Tai-Tai into going out for a walk, then drops by the performance site to watch the rehearsal. He than tells Tai-Tai that these performers performed for the emperor before. This changes Tai-Tai's mind completely, and they ended up going to the performance anyway. Meanwhile, Sagwa was told by Lik Lik about the performers' cats - about how they look wierd, and eat locusts. So, they go check things out. Sagwa got caught, and after a small quarrel, challenges Be Hu, one of the cats. They have a few contests, and after a comedy of errors, ended up on a log in a stream. Uh oh! Waterfall approaching! So, they manage to get off the log. But now they're lost. So, Sagwa and Be Hu work together to get back to the village - and just in time, too. Mama Miao and the rest of her family were looking for her. Be Hu, clearifies some of the stuff Lik Lik has told them. In the end, Lik Lik wants to try eating a locust. The end.
Sagwa's Swan Song
It's the Magistrate's and Tai-Tai's wedding anniversary. And all the other Magistrates give them... Gold fishes. The emperor gave them something different, though - a back scratcher. The Foolish Magistrate loves it. Tai-Tai doesn't seem to be thrilled with the idea of scratching her back, though. But the best present of all was from the villagers - a swan carrying a Lei of lotus and chrysentinum flower petals. Tai-Tai likes it. But the Foolish Magistrate sacres it away. Tai -Tai got distraught and doesn't want to eat because she really likes the swan. So, the Cook gives the food to Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa that night, and tells then that it's their grandparent's anniversary too. Sagwa gets this grand idea about carrying out a ceremony similiar to that of the Magistrate and Tai-Tai's. Just then, Fu-Fu drops in. Sagwa makes Fu-Fu the Lei-carrying swan and makes him carry a bucket. They then proceed to set things up. Things are almost ready, when Fu-Fu loses his balance due to the weight of the bucket and falls into the pond, scaring the swan away again. The ceremony starts, but went haywire when Fu-Fu fails to turn up. Fu-Fu finally does, but with only 3 petals. Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa leaves. But then Sheegwa overhears their grandparents talking. She calls Sagwa and Dongwa back. Turns out that their grandparents are talking about how those petals resemble them. Sagwa heads outside. Tai-Tai's still a little upset about losing the swan. Sagwa finds a swan feather floating in the pond and picks it up. She wants to give it to Tai-Tai. Fu-Fu thinks that it's a bad idea, as Tai-Tai might think that Sagwa has ate the swan. Actually, Tai-Tai's reconsidering her actions, and jokes on the swan might eat Sagwa first. They finally finds the swan on the roof of the corridor, and it takes flight. She finally think things over and decides that it's best to let the swan be free - after all, it might return to the palace someday. Just then, the Foolish Magistrate enters the scene with the back scratcher. He drops it, and some slapstick comedy occours. Tai-Tai picks it up, touches it a bit, tries it, and decides that she likes it after all! She then heads back into the dining hall, hoping that her food's still there because she's hungry. But the cook has already gave it to Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa, who gave it to their grandparents. Uh oh, Trouble! Scene fades off as Fu-Fu decides to make a break for it first. The end.moreless
It's almost summer. Mama Miao is grooming Sheegwa. A minute later, she's done with Sheegwa, and Sagwa's next. But Baba Miao has sent Sagwa out to town to deliver a scroll to Reader. So, Mama Miao wants him to take Sagwa's place. Baba Miao backs off, using the excuse that he can groom himself. Meanwhile, Sagwa delivers the scroll to Reader. She heads back home, but not before stopping to watch a potter spin clay. Sagwa feels itchy, and scratches herself. Cat hair flutters up to the potter, causing him to sneeze and knock on the still soft clay, splashing some onto Sagwa. Sagwa continues home. In the palace, the cook sees Sagwa in a mess and removes the clay - by cutting off the affected fur (just like you would when bubble gum gets into your hair). Sagwa goes out, and Dongwa and Sheegwa asks Sagwa why she looked like that. Feeling ashamed, Sagwa spins a story about being kidnapped by bats and meeting a (Chinese) dragon. Just then, Fu-Fu drops by. When Dongwa tells Fu-Fu that Sagwa was kidnapped by bats, and that those bats rediculed Fu-Fu, Fu-Fu gets mad and calls on his clique, swearing to bring those kidnappers to justice. Sagwa decides that this has gone on long enough, and admits that none of these ever happened. Just then, Mama Miao and Baba Miao walks in and says that they've overheard the cook telling Tai-Tai that he las to cut off some of Sagwa's fur because it was messy. She then asks Sagwa what happened. Sagwa then tells them the truth - in an exciting manner. The end.
Magistrate Loses His Post
The magistrate was sitting at his desk when Reader rushes in. He tells the Magistrate that an important wind that a representitive from Beijing is coming. So, they eagerly await the representitive. When the representitive arrive, he has no time, and so he hurriedly hands over the scroll and leaves. The magistrate reads it. He didn't do a good job and must leave. Bummer. We cut to the kitchen. Cook and Reader really liked the magistrate's company, and wishes that they can do something about it. So, they plan a surprise party. The Cook would love to prepare fish, but they couldn't afford it. Sagwa overhears, and runs off to get them a fish. Meanwhile, Tai-Tai's tells her woe to the sleeve dogs, who decides to go walk around. Sagwa bumps into them, and relays her idea to them. Meanwhile, Reader keeps the Magistrate busy. Back at the pond, the sleeve dogs decide compete with Sagwa. At first, things aren't working out. Then, they decide to team up. Success! They caught a big fish! So, the cook prepares. Later, they lead the Foolish Magistrate and his family into the Dining Hall. As they begin the meal, the representative returns. Turns out that he had given the Foolish Magistrate the wrong scroll. He hands the magistrate the correct scroll. Turns out that the emperor is pleased with the Foolish Magistrate's performance that he's been allowed to keep his post for another year. So, with everything back to normal, the Foolish Magistrate and his family are happy again. The end.moreless
It's the day before the Harvest Festival. The magistrate goes into town to announce the event. Scene cuts to Sagwa, Dongwa and the alley-cats racing. Sagwa beats Dongwa and the alley cats. He tells Sagwa that the trick to winning the race is to have good balance. Later, back in the palace, Sagwa sees Dongwa standing on a rock on one back leg. He tells Sagwa that he's been doing so for 3 hours. Sagwa tries doing so. Dongwa then tells Sagwa to stand as long as possible. He then goes in for lunch with the family while leaving poor Sagwa outside. Scene changes to the inside of the palace. The family was having lunch sans Sagwa. Nai-nai tells Dongwa that the secret to winning is to exercise and sleep well. Just then, Sagwa walks in, soaking wet. Nai-nai askes Sagwa what she was doing. Sagwa explains that she fell into the pond, then tells Nai-nai what Dongwa told her. Dongwa gets a warning. Later that night, Dongwa tries to disturb Sagwa's sleep, but fails. Cut to next morning. We see that his plans had backfire, and he's the one who didn't get enough sleep because he stayed awake all night trying to disturb Sagwa. We cut to the festival. The magistrate and the reader were trying very hard to have fun. The scene cuts to the cats. Nai-nai was breifing them on the rules. The race then starts. Dongwa, being exhausted, falls, and gets left behind. Out of frustration, he breaks the first rule - do not use shortcuts. He manages to catch up, then pushes Sagwa so that he can overtake her. He wins. Naturally, Sagwa and the alleycats are now giving him the silent treatment. Scene cuts to the reader. It seems that he's not having any fun at all. But the Magistrate encourages the reader - telling him that the important thing is to have fun. We cut back to the cats. Dongwa now has the remorse syndrome, and apologizes to Sagwa. He also gives prize to Sagwa. Scene cuts back to the Reader and the Magistrate, taking part in a 3-legged race. They run into a barrow of crops. The magistrate gives a speech that stresses again that the most important thing is to have fun. Tai-tai comes and gives him a dirty look. They dig in to the harvests. The end.
"The Foolish Magistrate's New Robes"
A slightly modified variant of the classic story "The Emperor's New Clothes". The magistrate was having a meal of noodles when the reader comes in and tell the magistrate that there are two tailors outside who claims that they can make fine clothes out of magic thread. The emperor dismisses it. But Tai-tai overhears it, and being the fashion victim that she is (and being like her namesake: Tai-tai means something along the lines of "stupid" in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect - yes, I'm Chinese :P ), convinces the magistrate to let them in. He argues with her, but when he accidentally drops some of the noodles on his current robes, he knows he's at the losing end. So, he half-heartedly agrees. The tailors are led in. They spin their story, and the palace residents buys it. The tailors are given a room with the required tools. When the coast is clear, we hear the conmen leak out their evil schemes for the first time. Sagwa was passing by, but she does not understand them. Scene changes back to the magistrate. He wonders how the robes are going on, and under the pressure of Tai-tai, sends the reader to check things out. Naturally, he sees nothing. But, to uphold his dignity, he pretends that he does see it. The cook is next to go have a look. Like the reader, he sees nothing, but he has to uphold his dignity. So, like the reader, he too pretends that he can see it. All this pretend stuff that they were spinning causes Tai-tai to wants to see it too. No surprise on what comes next: she can't see it because like her name suggests, she's stupid. No, actually, she can't see it because there isn't anthing there. But like the rest, she too has to uphold her dignity. So, she pretends that she too can see it. All this time Sagwa was "visiting" these conmen with them, and all this time she can't see anything, either. So, she has a talk with her parents. They decide to check things out, and unearths the truth. Finally, the day has come to unveil the "robe" to the magistrate. The magistrate is convinced that he's stupid because he can't see anything. But, like the others, he plays along. He "changes" into it, and emerges wearing only an undergown. The public cheers for him, fearing that they'll be deemed stupid. Still worried, the Magistrate calls upon Sagwa to paint a portrait of him in his "new robes", reasoning to himself that at least he'll be able to see how it looks like with it painted by someone who can at least see it (The magistrate may be foolish, but he certainly is not stupid - ed). Sagwa is now in a bind: if she paints what she sees, she might get into trouble. But if she doesn't, she'll just be lying. Her mom tells her to do what she feels right. So, she does the right thing: paint what she sees. Tai-tai thinks that Sagwa's stupid, but as the others began to confess that they actually saw nothing, she too confesses. The magistrate figures out the truth, and fines the conmen, in addition to making them work (this time, on normal thread, and under heavy supervision). The magistrate then thanks Sagwa. The end.moreless
Scene opens to a burglar going into a woman's house and steals her jewels. The woman, then realising that the jewels are missing, goes outside and cries for help. The reader wakes up, then wakes up the magistrate to tell him that the burglar has stolen out of a house. We cut to Sagwa, Dongwa, and Sheegwa. They are talking to their parents about what it means that the burglar is sneaky as a cat. Later, the gem from the magistrate's ancestors turns up missing and the magistrate decides that the burglar should be hunted down. The cats decide to help. So they start planning on how they can stop the burglar. With Fu-Fu's help, they managed to stop the burglar from stealing stuff and getting away from the magistrate's palace.
Sagwa's Good Deed
When Sagwa breaks a promise while playing with a friend, Mamma Miao gets upset with her, Sagwa wants to tell her that she was trying to help a friend, but she doesn't. After that, Fu-Fu can't find his glasses and Sagwa tells him and her brother about what happened, her brother convinces her to do it. Later their friend comes and thanks Sagwa for the meal and helps look for Fu-Fu's glasses and finds them. Later before the episode ends, it shows Sagwa telling her mother that she was sorry she was late. Her mother talks about how she knew that it happened. She also explains to Sagwa about making a promise.moreless
The Foolish Magistrate has a pet singing cricket. His name is Tung, and boy, his singing sounds really bad. His singing causes Sagwa to lose out on a bet, the cook to slip and spill a bowl of noodles, and Tai-Tai to smear make-up all over her face as well as make the Magistrate's daughters lose their balance and fall. The Foolish Magistrate really liked him, though - he says the cricket's singing sounds like the voice of a hundred angels (when in fact, it sounds like a drunk hollering out at a karaoke pub - ed). Tai-Tai's had enough of this, and wants it to shut up. But when she covers it with a cloth in hoping that the darkness will silence the cricket and fails, she plots to put a stop to this singing once and for all. The next thing we know, the magistrate's upset because he found that Tung has died. They have a funeral by the pondside, and the cats are there with him. Sagwa wonders why they're doing this. Sagwa's mom, however, thinks that funerals are a little too much for the kittens to handle and scoots them off. Sagwa heads towards a corner of the pond, and a cricket hops onto her head. It's Tung! Waitaminute! If Tung's here, who's that in the cage? Is this Tung's ghost? Nope, it's Tung, alright. Tung explains to Sagwa how Tai-Tai moved him into a smaller bamboo case and made a sanitation engineer release him at a field far away. But he managed to sneak back on to the cart and followed the sanitation engineer back to town. Tai-Tai must have replaced Tung with a dead cricket that she must've found in the palace gardens. Just then, they notice Tai-Tai coming. Tung hides, and they hear Tai-Tai wondering aloud if she did the right thing. Heh, Tai-Tai's feeling remorseful. So, Sagwa and Tung forges a plan to drive Tai-Tai nuts. They secretly follow Tai-Tai around and Tung would sing a bit to make Tai-Tai think that she's going crazy. It works, and Tai-Tai goes around the garden looking for Tung. Failing to do so, she returns, just in time to see the foolish magistrate feeling cranky. Tai-Tai really regrets it now, so Tung comes out of hiding. Tai-Tai doesn't think that this is Tung, though. But she "captures" it anyway, hoping that it would cheer the foolish magistrate up. The magistrate likes it. Not knowing it's Tung either, he says that it has the voice of 500 angels when in fact it's singing is just as bad as before. The end.
Sagwa's Lucky Bat
It's dawn. We see a bats flying from the mountains. Among them is Fu-Fu - late as ever. We suddenly hear Sagwa calling for help. Uh oh! Sagwa's in trouble. Fu-Fu heads into one of the attics in the palace, and finds Sagwa hanging upside down on her tail. She's losing her grip, though. So, Fu-Fu carries her to safety. Sagwa says that she found the place just that morning, and thinks that it'll make a great clubhouse. Sagwa then recalls how she first met Fu-Fu.
One day, Fu-Fu was flying back to his cave one day when he heard Sagwa calling for help. She's stuck in a ash pot. So, Fu-Fu grabs her by her tail and leads her to safety. They introduce themselves to each other. Just then, Mama Miao calls for Sagwa. But she's dirty all over. Mama Miao wouldn't like that. So, Fu-Fu takes her by her collar and drops her into a pond. She doesn't like getting wet, but she's clean now. So, he takes her back into the palace. She then goes in and have breakfast. Dongwa thinks that Sagwa has an imaginary friend, though. But Sheegwa thinks that it's good that Sagwa has a new friend.
Cut back to the present. Fu-Fu's so touched by the story that he's crying, but he blames it on an allergy. Anyway, it's time he'd be returning to his cave, so he heads off. Just then, Sagwa moves around the attic some more, and ends up hanging from her tail again. She calls for help again. We cut to Fu-Fu, whom on hearing Sagwa calling for helps, turns around and heads back for the attic. The end.moreless
Uncle Miao comes to town in hope of finding the roots of the Miao family. Dongwa, hoowever, announces that he hates history. Later, Sagwa, Dongwa and Sheegwa ventures off to the mountainside. Sheegwa wonders off into a cave, and falls into a chamber. She calls for help. Sagwa and Dongwa follows her cries, and falls off into the chamber as well. The see a lot of strange statues. At first, they thought that they're trapped in there, but then they then find a way out. They then lead Uncle Miao to the chamber. Inside, Uncle Miao fails to find evidence of the roots of the Miao family at first, but Dongwa points him in the way of a statue and he finds what he's looking for. Dongwa then takes back what he said about him disliking history. The end.
The scene opens with Dongwa, Sagwa and Sheegwa walking around town, when they happen upon a street performance. There were cats performing acrobat acts. Later, while making a kite with Sheegwa, Sheegwa starts doing summersaults, and Sagwa feels inferior and heads outside to play with the kite alone. Dongwa comes around and tease Sagwa, so they have a run around the garden. However, Sagwa knocks an urn down, and Dongwa teases her again. She feels bad, dispite her parents and grandparents telling her that she has her own talents. She then meets Fu-Fu, and asks him to teach her to fly. Fu-Fu's reluctant at first, but gives in ant teaches her anyway. But the lesson ends in disaster and Sagwa destroys some of the painting her parents were working on by accident. She makes new ones, and realizes that her her special abilities in art and calligraphy. The next day, Sagwa apologizes to her parents when she was questioned about it, and then shows them that with a little practice,any one can become acrobats. The end.moreless
Chinese New Year is nearing. The foolish magistrate orders for a palace clean up, and they spot some rat footprints. The magistrate, however, is somewhat terrified of rats, and goes all out to exterminate it. Sagwa finds the rat, and tries to chase it out. The rat cons Sagwa into a deal. Everything's fine at first, but when the magistrate's favourite special dumplings were damaged by the rat, Sagwa feels remorseful, and finally chases the rat off. She then has a talk with Baba Miao, and they head back to the dining hall. The end.
Sagwa and Sheegwa were playing outside when a painting flutters down from the sky. They look at the painting, and wonders what it's about. Just then, Mama Miao calls them in. Later, we hear Baba Miao saying that he's going out to watch the fireflies. Dongwa wants to come along, but he's not allowed to because he's too young. He say's he's not. So, Baba Miao decides to test Dongwa. First, he wakes Dongwa up very early in the morning. Then, later, Sagwa and Sheegwa makes a mess, but he's made to clean up after them. Lastly, Baba Miao wants to take Dongwa night fishing. So they head off. Only that they're not going to the pier. Baba Miao tricked him! They're going to watch the fireflies! So, they enjoy the show, which ends with the fireflies forming a Ying-Yang symbol. Later, Dongwa tells Baba Miao that he thinks that he's not ready to be an adult yet. Baba Miao agrees, but tells him to remember the fireflies. The end.moreless
It's a pretty normal day for the cats at the palace. Dongwa is going on about how he'd rather practice tai-chi than write scrolls. Meanwhile, Sagwa has managed to get herself up in a high place. Mama-Miao asks her what she was doing climbing up there and reminds her of what happened the last time she climbed up some place high. Sheegwa wants to know about this. Dongwa says to forget it, she was just a baby back then. Actually, his real problem is that he doesn't want to hear this story again, a story that Sheegwa has never heard. Mama-Miao goes ahead and explains. The scene goes back to the time when this happened, many years before. Dongwa, being Dongwa, is questioning why they have to write down all these rules for the magistrate. Mama and Baba-Miao are shocked. It's an honor to write down these rules and they're lucky to live the way they do. They eat well, unlike the stray cats who have to fend for themselves. They have a good life. Meanwhile, Tai-tai, the Foolish Magistrate's wife, is complaining about how little they have collecting in fines from the villagers. The Foolish Magistrate has already imposed all sorts of awful rules on them, such as no dancing. This isn't enough for Tai-tai though. If only they could collect more fines, then they could afford exquisite clothing for their three daughters (or rather, for Tai-Tai herself - ed). The magistrate doesn't know what else to ban though. He's banned just about everything possible. Tai-tai has an idea: how about banning singing? The magistrate seems to like this, after all, singing disturbs the peace and makes it hard to concentrate. So he comes up with the rule: There shall be no singing from dusk until dawn. He thinks about it for a moment. Is it strict enough? No, it isn't. He changes it, now the rule is "There shall be no singing from night until morning and morning until night." In other words, no singing whatsoever. He calls in Mama and Baba-Miao to write down this rule for him. They do so, but as they head off they talk about how it's the most horrible rule yet. But then they realize that they just got after Dongwa for questioning the rules. Who are they to question them? They're just cats. Meanwhile, Tai-tai is up to more of her selfish schemes. Her new idea is to make the rule retroactive --- she's drawing up a list of everyone who's already broken the rule that day! For example, the Cook is being fined just because he was singing to the cats when feeding them. Later on, the magistrate isn't at his desk. Sagwa's climbed up onto a cupboard and is looking down at the scroll. She tries to jump down, but ends up falling, into the inkwell used to write the scroll. She ends up accidentally knocking the inkwell over. This has one immediate effect, the spilled ink has blotted out the word "not" in the scroll. It now reads "There shall be singing from night until morning and morning until night." Sagwa likes this. But there's another problem, the ink is all over her face and her paws. Also, she's left identifying pawprints on the scroll. She tries to go off somewhere to hide, but runs into her bat-friend Fu-fu. His vision may be bad, but he notices the ink all over her. She wants him to help her, by taking her to the pond to wash the ink off. But that won't help, as it's permanent ink. Meanwhile, Dongwa has come upon her. He wants to go and tell on her. Sagwa manages to convince him that it's vitally important that he not say anything, although he says that she owes him one. The magistrate, not looking at the scroll with the rule, orders the Reader to go and read it to the public. He reads it, somewhat surprised, as he wasn't aware the magistrate had a change of heart. The public is very pleased to hear the rule and they immediately carrying it out, continually singing in Chinese a song very similar to the main title theme of the Sagwa show (Actually, the song is the main title theme, slightly slowed down and modified to go "You and I are best friends" instead of "Sagwa and I are best Friends" - ed) . At first the magistrate is indignant. How dare they disobey his order? He asks the reader what is going on and ends up seeing what happened to his rule. At first he's still mad, but then he continues to hear the singing of the villagers. He realizes that they're singing his praises. Hre thinks it's beautiful. His people have never appreciated him before. He decides to let the singing continue. Later on, he comes upon Sagwa. Seeing the ink all over her, he realizes that she's the one who messed up the rule. He orders Baba and Mama-Miao into his office. But it's not for anything bad. Instead, he has two new rules. The first rule is to rescind all of the previous stupid rules that he's put into effect. The second rule is that in honor of Sagwa, all Chinese (Siamese) cats shall from now on have brown patches on their faces, tails and paws. That's the end of the story and that explains why Sagwa and his family look as they do today. All thanks to Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat. Mama-Miao concludes that Sagwa learned a lesson that day and so did the magistrate. Sagwa and Dongwa have fallen asleep, they've heard the story so many times. Finally, Sheegwa falls asleep herself.moreless