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The Fox and the Crow is the 28th episode of Season 1 of Between the Lions.

The Fox and the Crow
Season 1, Episode 28
The Fox and the Crow Title Card.jpg
Air date May 10, 2000
Episode guide
Episode 27: Piggyback, Piggyback
Episode 29: Giants and Cubs


The pigeons complain about a book, in which the fox out smarts a crow for a piece of cheese, so the cubs do a remake of the story in which the crow, who holds a very, very, very big piece of cheese in her beak and the fox tries to trick her into singing in hopes of her becoming the queen of all birds, to which the crow lets the cheese drop the fox in the head.


  • Barnaby Busterfield and the Pigeons: a story about the crow
  • Barnaby B. Busterfield III: this is the end, this is the very end, this is very, very, very, very, very, very end and I beg you stop

Featured Story[]

The Fox and the Crow by Aesop


  • This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jeanne S. Chall, Professor Emerita, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, longtime advisor and friend to Between the Lions. Chall passed away on November 27th, 1999, just over four months before the series premiered and the WGBH and Sirius Thinking, Ltd. logos.
  • This appears to be another episode made early in production, as Leona and Cleo's puppets are slightly different. In addition, Theo's voice is deeper than usual, Clay has more of an accent, and the Fred Says segment has a noticeably different background.
  • This is the third time Lionel's shirt has orange stripes instead of green stripes, the first was in Touching the Moon, the second was in The Lucky Duck.
  • The first Vowelles segment in The Popcorn Popper and Be Bop was supposed to be in this episode because if you look really closely, you will see the typeface of the "op" from the segment is the same typeface from this episode and the book that it was from.
  • This is the second time when a Fred Says segments comes after the grey cursor hand pulls out the target vowel, the first was in Episode 11: To the Ship! To the Ship!.
  • Clay utters the phrase "Hubba-wha?" at one point. This is a phrase frequently used by The Muppets, especially by Frank Oz's characters.




Between The Lions episode 28 The Fox and the Crow