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Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West
Season 1, Episode 1 (show premiere)
Air date April 3, 2000 (season premiere)
Written by Joe Fallon
Directed by Lisa Simon
Episode guide
Episode 02: The Lost Rock
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Theo reads "How Pecos Bill Cleaned Up the West" to the gang, then they sing a song about how he was the best, then rest.
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Insert The grey hand (in it's first appearance) takes the letters "est" to the first segment from the word "West".
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Puppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles: best
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Cartoon Colored patterns: best, bet, bell
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Celebrity Fred Says: bell
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Cartoon Water Deck: bell, bet, wet
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Puppets Gawain's Word: wet
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Puppets Arty Smartypants: nest, rest, resting, restaurant
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Cartoon Colored Patterns (again): rest, best, bet, bed
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Cartoon Cliff Hanger and the Bed
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SCENE 2 Lionel and Leona are practicing rope wrestling, until they capture a customer of the library, and when they find out about Pecos Bill, When Click drags and drops him out, a tornado comes out of the book!
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Insert Walter and Clay parody the song to "Buster is the Best", until the paper tornado hits Buster's hat and them away!
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Cartoon Replaced Sky Words: west, chest, chess, mess, e
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Puppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles (again): mess
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The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer:


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Celebrity Dr. Bertice Berry: yell
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Song What's Your Name? (short E)
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Cartoon The Un People: undressed/redressed
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Puppets The Monkey Pop Up Theatre: Sven Said, Ted Send Ten Tents
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Insert The grey hand puts "est" back
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The tornado is still happening, so Cleo and Theo write a story and song called "How Pecos Bill cleaned up the library mess", then they send Lionel and Leona to bed.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Leona: (singing) Click clicked with her trickiest, slickest click / And dragged and dropped that twister quick.
  • Busterfield: I am not a cowboy. I am Barnaby B. "Don't Call Me Buster" Busterfield III, founder of this library. Get this hat off my head this instant!
  • Pecos Bill: Story's not true. Never happened. Never could happen. It's a tall tale. I'm just a paper hero.
  • Cleo: Stay calm. We're having a technical problem. A slight tornado. Perfectly harmless.
  • Theo: Bill said to Tess, "I must confess. If there's one thing I detest, it's a mess."
  • Theo: Pecos Bill was the best. The best in the west.
  • Cleo: Oh. Sweet Nursery Rhymes for Sleepy Cubs. Sounds nice, doesn't it, Leona?
  • Lionel: (singing) Gonna read a story before bed.
  • Female Monkey Singer: (singing) Let's start with our favorite vowel, a pretty good place to start.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Allusions[edit | edit source]

During The Monkey Pop Up Theatre segment, the female monkey singer remarks the line, Let's start with our favorite vowel, a pretty good place to start. It is similar to Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start From the song, Do Re Mi from the 1965 movie: The Sound of Music.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

  • Korean: 피코스 빌이 서부를 청소하는 법

Video[edit | edit source]


Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West

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