|Season 2, Episode 9|
|Air date||April 12, 2001|
|Written by||Joe Fallon|
|Directed by||Lisa Simon|
Episode 38: Bobby the Hopping Robot
Episode 40: The Last Cliff Hanger
Teacher's Pet is the ninth episode of Season 2 of Between the Lions, and episode 39 in total.
|SCENE||Cleo is just packing up with her family, and Theo is reading certain tests with the "ea" sound and Cleo is going to visit her old teacher, Jean Creaky, until she can't hear Leona because she has the "I can't hear or smell or tell if someone's sneaking up on me" flu.|
|Insert||From the word "teacher", the grey hand pulls out "ea".|
|Puppets||Martha Reader and The Vowelles heat it up with the "e" sound by the letters "E-A" in "meat". (Versions 1 and 2)|
|Insert||Walter and Clay Pigeon see a clean peach called peach meat|
|Cartoon||Construction: meat, eat, beat, beam, dream|
|Cartoon||Replaced Letter Songs: A Young Seal Had a Dream (Version 1)|
|Celebrity||Fred Says: eat (part 1)|
|Song||What's Your Name?: The Letters E-A (Version 1)|
|Celebrity||Fred Says: eat (part 2)|
|SCENE||Cleo sings about how sick she feels, and then she asks the gang to find her journal since she was sick back then, but they can't find it, so she has to stay in bed to rest even more.|
|The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: undefeated|
|Puppets||Sam Spud: Par-Boiled Potato Detective: Nutty as a Fruitcake [real peach, not real pooch] (Versions 1 and 2)|
|Song||"When Two Vowels Go Walking" (Version 1) (EKA: Poetry Day)|
|Insert||Teatro Hugo and Ines: Ines and the Tummy Lady|
|Insert||The grey hand puts the vowels e and a back from the word "teacher".|
|FINAL SCENE||Leona found Cleo's journal and she reads sickly to them the day back in her childhood when she had the flu, they then count to ten like in the story, until....SHE'S ALL BETTER!!! Then she packs up to visit, but leaves her meat ice cream...|
|Insert||Busterfield finally says two more words with the "ea" sound: "please leave".|
- The puppets of Cleo and Theo as cubs are, obviously, modified versions of Leona and Lionel, while Teacher Creaky is a slightly modified Cleo. The lion seen in the fly-swatting challenge is also a modified version of Cleo, as is the lion on the left (viewer right) side in the smell challenge.
- An alternate Cleo puppet with bleary eyes was used for this episode.
- The monkey that hosts the smelling challenge has a voice based off of the late talk-show host Regis Philbin. At one point, he says "You...are absolutely right!", a phrase that Philbin popularized as the host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
- Music that resembles the song "Eye of the Tiger" plays during the fly-swatting challenge. To drive home the connection further, one of the flies (whose name is Rocky) has a voice modeled after Sylvester Stallone, who starred in Rocky III, the film that "Eye of the Tiger" was originally written for. The fly's trainer is based off of Burgess Meredith, who played Mickey in the first three Rocky films.
- This is the first episode to feature the song, What's Your Name? with the letters E-A and sounds like "E".