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The Good Seed is the third episode of Season 2 of Between the Lions, and episode 33 in total.

The Good Seed
Season 2, Episode 3
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Air date April 4, 2001
Directed by Chris Cerf
Episode guide
Episode 32: Humph! Humph! Humph!
Episode 34: Icarus's Wings
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Theo decides that Lionel is ready take on more responsibility, so he assigns Lionel to be at the returns desk and help customers return their books.
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SCENE 2 cont'd Meanwhile, Cleo reads the story of "The Empty Pot", about a boy named Ping who tries to grow a seed. When Leona asks what "successor" means, Heath shows up to define it for her. Leona then interrupts the story as she thinks about what kind of flower Ping might grow.
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SCENE 3 Walter and Clay Pigeon eat seeds.
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SCENE 4 The grey hand pulls the double e from the word "seeds".
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Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles sweep away with the sweet double e "e" sound in the word "feet". (Version 1)
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Celebrity The dancing feet of Mr. Bruno Kirby dance to the tune of "Dance in Smarty Pants".
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Cartoon Balloons: feet, fee, ee, see, seep

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Song Fonix sings The Double E Song (Version 1)
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Celebrity Fred Says: beep

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The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: parakeet (Version 1)
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SCENE 4 Lionel helps a monkey return all of the The Monkey Pop-Up Theater books she has checked out. He sings "I'm Gonna to Be a Librarian." Afterwards, when he sees an email, he opens it against Click's wishes, and finds it contains a virus (that looks like a bee), causing Click to malfunction, acting like she is having a seizure. Then the rest of the library computers become infected, while clips of various past and future segments fly around the library.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Lionel Lion sadly sings "I'm Not Gonna Be a Librarian" because of what he has done.
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SCENE 5 Meanwhile, on the roof, Cleo and Leona are unaware of the chaos happening, as they continue to read the story.
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Film Gawain's Word: weep (Versions 1 and 2)
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Animation Color Patterns: weep, peep, sheep
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Insert "And now, a little poem in which letters change, and make something interesting happen." (First: Episode 08: The Boy Who Cried Wolf)
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Song Replaced Letter Songs: Little Bo Peep

Animation: Bruce Cayard

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SCENE 6 cont'd So continues the dancing feet of Mr. Bruno Kirby.... but he falls asleep.
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SCENE 7 The grey hand puts the double e back in it's page from the word "seeds".
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SCENE 8 The hee-hee bee is still driving everything and everyone and their computers insane with the virus. Lionel uses an anti-virus software to scan and stop the virus. He succeeds in doing so, and the computer restores the database.
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SCENE 9 Leona Lion and Cleo Lion read the rest of the story about what happens to Ping; then they find out what the moral of the story is.
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SCENE 9 cont'd Heath the Thesaurus reappears to explain the definition of "moral". He then rewinds back to Leona and Cleo talking about the moral, confusing Cleo, as she swears she already did so.
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SCENE 10 When Theo is awake, he asks Lionel if there was trouble with any of the returns, and Lionel says no. Then, after Theo asks if there is anything else to tell him, Lionel says that there is. "Yes?" prompts Click. Finally, Lionel tells Theo that it all started with the email he found and that he probably shouldn't have opened it. When Theo says that that would probably explain the "hee-hee"'s on his glasses, Lionel turns around and sees them. He then says "Oh, great — that's great. Now I'll never be a librarian!" However, Theo tells Lionel that he'd make a great librarian, and that he had the courage to tell him the truth.
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SCENE 11 & 12 Walter and Clay Pigeon need more seeds but are extremely fat while realizing they are out! "Hey Clay... we're out of, uh..." "Seeds!" "Yeah! Hey.. let's go get some, uh..." "More!" As Walter and Clay roll off, Busterfield then asks "That's it? They just leave to get more seeds? Couldn't the writer think of a more clever way to end the show? Apparently not."
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SCENE 12 cont'd Mr. Bruno Kirby continues dancing on the floor...
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"Dance in Smarty Pants"

(with several guest stars dancing)

Featured Story[]

The Empty Pot by Demi



  • Anthony Asbury - Lionel Lion, Announcer (Bruno Kirby segments)
  • Kathryn Mullen - Leona Lion
  • Peter Linz - Theo Lion, Gawain, Heath the Thesaurus, background voices
  • Jennifer Barnhart - Cleo Lion, Dr. Ruth's patient
  • Heather Asch - Click the Mouse, Girl Monkey, hee-hee virus, Clay Pigeon, Marmy Smartypants (voice only)
  • Tim Lagasse - Barnaby B. Busterfield III, Arty Smartypants (voice only), Sergeant Mark (archive footage)
  • Jim Kroupa - Walter Pigeon, Monkey
  • Jim Napolitano - background roles
  • Michael K. Frith - Sam Spud (archive footage), Announcer (Busterfield segments)
  • Fred Newman - himself
  • Chris Phillips - Cliff Hanger (archive footage)
  • Nancy Moi - Ping, Ping's friend
  • Henry Yuk - Emperor, Ping's father
  • Ruth Westheimer - Dr. Ruth Wordheimer
  • Bruno Kirby - himself
  • Nicki Richards, Sharon Bryant, and Paulette McWilliams - Fonix members