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A Peck of Peppers
Season 1, Episode 20
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Air date April 28, 2000
Written by Joe Fallon
Louise Gikow
Directed by Lou Berger
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A Peck of Peppers is the 20th episode of Season 1 of Between the Lions.

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 A sad and dejected Babs Caplan returns to the library, saying that she needs new ideas. Right on cue, a book of tongue-twisters falls from the balcony above, and she decides to write some. Lionel offers to test them out, as he claims that there isn't a tongue-twister he can't say. He first reads the ever-classic Peter Pepper twister, which he recites flawlessly. No matter how fast Leona asks him to read it, his tongue doesn't get twisted. Babs goes off to write some more, and Leona offers to help, as she wants to see Lionel's tongue get twisted.
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Insert Walter and Clay Pigeon peck a peck of peppers
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Insert The grey hand grabs the ep from the page with the word "peppers".
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Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles singing the short "e" sound from their sensational hit word "pep". (Versions 1 and 2)
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Cartoon Robots: pep, pen, hen
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Insert "And now, a little poem in which letters change, and make something interesting happen."
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Cartoon Replaced Letter Songs: A Farm Boy Named Ben (Version 2) (EKA: Episode 04: Farmer Ken's Puzzle)
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Muppets The Monkey Pop-Up Theater: Sven Said, Ten Tents, Ted Sent Ten Cents (Version 3) (EKA: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West)
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Cartoon Color Patterns: ten, men, mess (Versions 1 and 2)
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Cartoon The Un-People: dressed (Version 3) (EKA: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West)
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Celebrity/

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Insert "Now, twist your tongue around this one!" (First: Episode 08: The Boy Who Cried Wolf)
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Film Tongue Twisters: Bess's Pet Pestered Fess
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SCENE 2 In order to get Lionel to slip up, Babs and Leona change the words to "zickled zezzers". He recites it flawlessly the first time, but when they ask him to say it faster, he makes a mistake. He then claims that this wasn't fair, because "zickled zezzers" aren't real words. Realizing he's right, Babs goes to write another one, this time, with real words.
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Celebrity Fred Says: peck
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Animation Rectangular Bugs: peck, pep, pet, met
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Celebrity World-renowned mezzo-soprano Ms. Denyce Graves will sing the sound of the letter E in the word "met". (Versions 2 and 3) (EKA: Farmer Ken's Puzzle)
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Film Gawain's Word: wet (Version 3) (EKA: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West)
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Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles (back again) sing "Dreamy Vowel E" (Version 2, with curtain) (EKA: The Hopping Hen)
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Muppets What's Cooking? with Theo and Cleo: Peppered Tenderloin in a Kettle with No Melons and No Egg (Version 1, with announcer says)
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Song What's Your Name?: short E (Season 1 version 2, laughing cut) (EKA: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West)
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Insert The grey hand puts the ep back from the page with the word "peppers".
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SCENE 3 con't Leona and Babs have changed the rhyme to a pickled pepper picking Peter Pipers. Lionel says it flawlessly the first time, once again, but when they ask him to say it faster, he says "pippled poopers" instead, causing his tongue to literally become twisted!

Trivia[]

  • When the book falls off the balcony, the chicken says "The sky is falling!", a reference to Chicken Little.
  • The chicken puppet appears to be recycled from Information Hen, with an added hairpiece.
  • Leona asks Lionel if he feels "the agony of defeat", a phrase popularized by ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Video[]

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A Peck of Peppers

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