Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

Season 1 Episode 12

Fraidy Cats / The Tortoise and the Cat

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Sep 18, 2001 on PBS
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Fraidy Cats / The Tortoise and the Cat
"Fraidy Cats"

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

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