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Something Fishy
Season 1, Episode 17
Something Fishy Title Card 2.jpg
Air date April 25, 2000
Written by Sean Kelly
Christopher Cerf
Richard Chevat
Diana DeCubellis
Sarah Durkee
Ellis Weiner
Joe Fallon
Michael K. Fifth
Judy Freudberg
Tony Geiss
Louise Gikow
Peter Hirsch
Sharon Lerner
Kathryn Mullen
Fred Newman
Norman Stiles
Belinda Ward
Kathy Waugh
Tom Whedon
Directed by Lisa Simon
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Something Fishy is the seventeenth episode of Season 1 of Between the Lions.

Picture Segment Description
Lionel's Package is here!.jpg
SCENE 1 The episode starts with a delivery woman bringing in a package with some books in it. Lionel comes in and asks his parents if his new book is here. Theo opens the package and takes four books out, "The Selfish Giant by Trish Tishman", "A Very Squishy Fish by Kishma Kishburn", "Miss Gish's Wishes by Misha Fisher", and "Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle by Livingston Dangerously", which was the book Lionel wanted! Then Leona arrives and wanted to know what Lionel's new book is, but Lionel tells her that she won't be interested in it.

The Adventures of Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle (part 1)

A big fish.jpg


Lionel tells his little sister Leona that it's the brand new Cliff Hanger adventure. She wanted her brother to read the book to her, despite not liking the Cliff Hanger books. So he reads "Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle", where in it, Cliff Hanger sees an eagle and dresses up as a big fish so he can get off the cliff. Leona tells Lionel that eagles don't eat fish, but the latter tells her that they do, so he decided to show her proof that eagles do eat fish.
Buster is not ticklish.jpg
Insert Busterfield says that he is not ticklish, but Clay tells him that everybody is ticklish so she and Walter show proof by tickling him, only to realize that he isn't ticklish, so the pigeons leave.
Gray Hand Removing ish from "Fish".jpg
Insert The grey hand grabs the ish from the page with the word "fish".
Martha Reader and the Vowelles Dish 10.jpg
Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles singing the short "i" sound in their zippy big hit "dish".
What's Your Name short I.jpg
Song What's Your Name?: short i (Snapping fingers added) (EKA: Lionel's Great Escape Trick)
Fred Says Fish.jpg
Celebrity Fred Says: fish
What's Cooking Squished Fish on a Dish.jpg
Muppets What's Cooking? with Theo and Cleo: Squished Fish on a Dish (EKA: To the Ship! To the Ship!)
Sea Word Morph fish, fix, six, fix, fish.jpg
Insert Sea: fish, fix, six, fix, fish
Real eagles.jpg
SCENE 2 Lionel reads a book about Real Eagles so Leona can know that eagles do eat fish. They then go to the Bald Eagle page that says that they eat fish, which is the same kind of eagle as the one in the cliffhanger book. Leona is surprised that eagles do eat fish, and decides to dress up like one so that her wish can come true.
Sometimes Y 4.jpg
Song Sloppy Pop sings Sometimes Y (EKA: There's a Fly in My Soup)
Reporter Lionel with Stephon Marbury Spin.jpg
Muppets/Celebrity Reporter Lionel with Stephon Marbury: spin
Robot Word Morph in, win, wig, jig 4.jpg
Insert Robots: in, win, wig, jig
The Great Smartini Chicken in a Wig Doing a Jig.jpg
Muppets The Great Smartini: Chicken in a Wig Doing a Jig (EKA: Lionel's Great Escape Trick)
Tiger Words Truck Trick Word 3.jpg
Tiger Words Truck 3.jpg
Cartoon Tiger Words: A Trick or A Truck (EKA: Lionel's Great Escape Trick)
Seesaw Word Morph trick, tick, wick, wish, shhh.png
Insert Seesaw: trick, tick, wick, wish, shhh
Cleo Lion Sh, sh, sh... Shush 2.jpg
Song Cleo sings "Sh, sh, sh... Shush" (EKA: To the Ship! To the Ship!)
Gray Hand Putting the "ish" back in "Fish".jpg
Insert The grey hand puts the ish back from the page with the word "fish".
Leona in a fish costume.jpg
SCENE 3 Leona comes back with a fish costume just like Cliff Hanger, and tells the eagle in the book to pick her up so she can go flying. Lionel tells her that the eagle won't pick her up because real eagles won't think she's a fish. After Lionel leaves to finish his book, the eagle comes out of the book and picks Leona up.
A big fish.jpg
I am being eaten by eaglets!.jpg


Lionel continues the story from where it left off. The eagle gets Cliff Hanger off the cliff and drops him into its nest. Unfortunately, the eaglets begin eating Cliff Hanger's fish costume, so he jumps off the nest, and back on the cliff. After the story is finished, Lionel suddenly hears Leona's voice and is shocked that the eagle took her inside the book!

The Adventures of Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle (part 2)



Leona sings a song while the eagle carries her, until the eagle notices that she's just a lion cub in a fish costume, so he drops her, causing her to fall!
Eagles eat fish.png


Theo and Cleo tell Lionel that it's time for dinner, but Lionel says there's no time, and the parents are shocked that Leona is in the Cliff Hanger book, still falling. They call for Click's help and she drags and drops Leona out of the book in time! Leona tells her parents that eagles eat fish and she went flying, but Lionel dosen't believe her.
Insert Walter comes back with a jackhammer and tells Clay that this is how they'll tickle a stone statue. Fortunately, Walter's plan worked, Buster is ticklish!

Featured Stories

  • Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle by Livingston Dangerously
  • Real Eagles


This page has a limited amount of images in the template. For extended images, see Something Fishy/Gallery.


  • Cleo: Patience, Lionel.
  • Lionel: Ohhhhh!
  • Theo: [gasps as he spots Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle] AHA!
  • Lionel: AHA!
  • Cleo: Aha.
  • Theo: [sarcastically] Could this be the book you've been waiting for, Lionel, as if I didn't know?
  • Walter: [holding a jackhammer] This is the way you tickle a stone statue.
  • Busterfield: [laughing histaralicy as the world not gets removed]
  • Clay: Buster is ticklish!
  • Theo: Time for dinner, son.
  • Lionel: Oh, no, no, no. No time for dinner.
  • Cleo: Oh, it's always time for dinner.
  • Lionel: Cliff Hanger's just a made-up story. A real eagle's not going to think you're a real fish.
  • Leona: Yes he is, yes he is, and he's going to come out of this book and pick me up and I'm going to fly. You'll see.
  • Announcer: Buster is not ticklish.
  • Busterfield: Ah, accuracy in the media. You saw it here first.
  • Lionel: (reading 'Cliff Hanger' story) Suddenly, Cliff sees an eagle, flying high above the cliff.
  • Leona: I'm an eagle! I'm an eagle!
  • Lionel: (clears throat)
  • Leona: Sorry.
  • Cliff: Nice fish suit miss (when he sees Leona in her fish suit).

Notes and Trivia



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