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|
|Air date||April 4, 2001|
|Directed by||Chris Cerf|
Episode 32: Humph! Humph! Humph!
Episode 34: Icarus's Wings
|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.|
|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.|
|SCENE 3||Walter and Clay Pigeon eat seeds.|
|SCENE 4||The grey hand pulls the double e from the word "seeds".|
|Muppets||Martha Reader and The Vowelles sweep away with the sweet double e "e" sound in the word "feet". (Version 1)|
|Celebrity||The dancing feet of Mr. Bruno Kirby dance to the tune of "Dance in Smarty Pants".|
|Cartoon||Balloons: feet, fee, ee, see, seep|
|Song||Fonix sings The Double E Song (Version 1)|
|Celebrity||Fred Says: beep|
|The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: parakeet (Version 1)|
|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.|
|SCENE 4 cont'd||Lionel Lion sadly sings "I'm Not Gonna Be a Librarian" because of what he has done.|
|SCENE 5||Meanwhile, on the roof, Cleo and Leona are unaware of the chaos happening, as they continue to read the story.|
|Film||Gawain's Word: weep (Versions 1 and 2)|
|Animation||Color Patterns: weep, peep, sheep|
|Insert||"And now, a little poem in which letters change, and make something interesting happen." (First: Episode 08: The Boy Who Cried Wolf)|
|Song||Replaced Letter Songs: Little Bo Peep
|SCENE 6 cont'd||So continues the dancing feet of Mr. Bruno Kirby.... but he falls asleep.|
|SCENE 7||The grey hand puts the double e back in it's page from the word "seeds".|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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."|
|SCENE 12 cont'd||Mr. Bruno Kirby continues dancing on the floor...|
"Dance in Smarty Pants"
(with several guest stars dancing)
The Empty Pot by Demi
- Pecos Bill's voice is much higher pitched than in Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West.
- The characters who come out of the books are all the animated and/or non-human characters who came out of books in Season 1; Pecos Bill from Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West (with his song playing as he comes out of the book), Larry the Rock from The Lost Rock, the titular character from The Boy Who Cried Wolf (singing I See a Wolf, with the female backing singers heard as he comes out of the book), Anne Bonney from To the Ship! To the Ship! (with It's Great to Be a Pirate playing, though not when she is seen nor is it sung by her, instead playing in the background with the jumbled audio), The Ram from The Ram in the Pepper Patch and the jazzy shoes from Be Bop (with their jazz music, also played in the background amongst the jumbled audio). The duck from The Lucky Duck is the only one to not come out of his book. The Giants members from Giants and Cubs and The hiccup monster from Pandora's Box don't count, as the former two were from a newspaper and it was obviously recycled and the latter came out of an object taken out of a book. Unsure if Steve the Bowling Ball from The Lost Rock counts because he was minor character in that episode and we didn’t see which book he came from.
- The segments that fly around during the virus are Fred Says, Sam Spud: Par-Boiled Potato Detective, Vowel Boot Camp, The Adventures of Cliff Hanger (with audio of him saying "Banana..." from Cliff Hanger and the Big Ape and the Banana Drop and him dressed with a floaty from Cliff Hanger and the Rain and one of the bubbles pointing to a certain object appearing, pointing to the hees and reading "hee"), Gawain's Word (with audio of the segment's intro music), Teatro Hugo and Ines, Swami Marmy, The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer, Dance in Smarty Pants!, Heath the Thesaurus' introductions for the Replaced Letter Songs and Tongue Twisters, the shark from the Sea Word Morph segments (who also appears in the Fred Says and Gawain's Word Segments and one library scene in Shooting Stars) and the hand that grabs letters. Arty Smartypants' theme and the theme to What's Cooking? with Theo and Cleo are also heard amongst the jumbled audio. Also audible is Peter Linz reciting a line from The Wizard of Oz, a line from John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, and a line from the Gettysburg Address.
- When Lionel walks away after failing to get a malfunctioning Click's attention, Click begins to say, "I am a Version 9000 computer mouse." before her voice winds down due to her malfunctioning, an apparent reference to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. In addition, during the chaos, someone is heard saying "I'm afraid I can't do that", one of HAL's most famous quotes.
- This is the second time where Walter and Clay get fat. The first was The Popcorn Popper.
- 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