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Lionel's Antlers
Season 1, Episode 10
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Air date April 14, 2000
Written by Sarah Durkee
Christopher Cerf
Richard Chevat
Diana DeCubellis
Ellis Weiner
Joe Fallon
Michael K. Fifth
Judy Freudberg
Tony Geiss
Louise Gikow
Peter Hirsch
Sean Kelly
Sharon Lerner
Kathryn Mullen
Fred Newman
Norman Stiles
Belinda Ward
Kathy Waugh
Tom Whedon
Directed by Dean Gordon
Episode guide
Episode 09: Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?
Episode 11: To the Ship! To the Ship!

Lionel's Antlers is the tenth episode of Season 1 of Between the Lions.

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 One morning in the library, Lionel wakes up with antlers on his head! He thinks this is just a bad dream, but it's not. Cleo tells him that there's a story in the library with a girl that has the same problem...
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Insert Walter Pigeon says he can relate- he woke up with feathers again. Barnaby B. Busterfield III tells him that they're birds and they should have feathers.
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SCENE 1 (Cont'd) Cleo reads "Imogene's Antlers" to Lionel. But Lionel says the story didn't help him feel better about his antlers. Leona tells him that they'll go away and Cleo says that he should enjoy them, but Lionel objects. ("You're not the one who's turning into Bullwinkle!") So the family goes to cheer him up.
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Insert The Gray Hand removes the "an" from "antlers".
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Puppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles sing the short "a" sound from their bad word "man". (without or with fading in)
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Puppets Arty Smartypants: An, Pan, Plan, Planet
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Celebrity Dr. Bertice Berry opens the chest box and says the word "an".
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Insert Rectangular Bugs: an, am, arm, ark, mark
Film Fonix sings When It's an A-R (EKA: Episode 05: Shooting Stars)
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Insert Stage: part, pat, pant, ant, antlers
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SCENE 2 Lionel tries sneezing the antlers off, but it doesn't work. Then, through song, Leona shows Lionel that she has "antlers" too, and they aren't so bad. Then Theo and Cleo get an idea- they turn Lionel into a coat rack. But Lionel just wants the antlers OFF, and the family gets another idea. Lionel then remarks "What a weird family."
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Film Gawain's Word: dance
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Insert Abstract: dance, damp, lamp, clamp, clam
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Cartoon Replaced Letter Songs: A Careless Young Clam
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Puppets What's Cooking? with Theo and Cleo: Slammed and Rammed Ham with No Yam or Clam
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Cartoon Fun with Chicken Jane: Chicken Jane and the Bad Ram
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Film What's Your Name?: short a
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The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: enchanting (without slam a door sound) (EKA: Farmer Ken's Puzzle)
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Insert The Gray Hand puts the "an" back in "antlers".
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SCENE 3 The lion family puts on a play where Leona plays a magical princess in the forest. Then she sees a sleeping lion cub with antlers on his head, and does her special "Antlers-Off-Your-Head" dance, and when the cub wakes up- the antlers are still there!
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SCENE 3 (Cont'd) Then, Leona wakes up. It was all a bad dream, supposedly brought on by Theo reading "Imogene's Antlers" before Leona went to sleep. Then the family goes down for breakfast, and Lionel scoffs at the fact that he would have antlers. Then he sees himself in the mirror with two branches behind his head and believes he really does have antlers!

Featured Story

Imogene's Antlers by David Small

Notes and Trivia


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Lionel: I wish I could sneeze these antlers off.

Lionel: What a weird family!



Lionel's Antlers