Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

Season 1 Episode 11

Treasure Hunters / By the Light of the Moon

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Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Sep 17, 2001 on PBS
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Treasure Hunters / By the Light of the Moon
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"Treasure Hunters"

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.

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"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

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