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Bug Beard is the fourteenth episode of Season 2 of Between the Lions, and episode 44 in total.

Bug Beard
Season 2, Episode 14
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Air date April 19, 2001
Written by Kathryn Mullen
Directed by Emily Squires
Episode guide
Episode 43: Five, Six, and Thistle Sticks
Episode 45: Trains and Brains and Rainy Plains
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Cleo is carrying a box of a book and meat to give to the reference section and meat locker, Theo thinks it's a shame to do it so they eat it. Lionel asks if him and Gawaina (Gawain's girlfriend) but tells her to go to the game section and will be there to get her in a second. They offer Lionel some chop but isn't in the mood because they aren't answering him. Leona arrives to think she is Lionel's girlfriend Cleo asks if he is embarrassed to have one of his chefs snacking but says other kid's parents have popcorn and they are turing into a whole crate of raw meat. And say that's what lions do when they aren't working in the system, Cleo has a book just for him called a book with "folk tales".
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They then read the story that is called "The Story of Bug Beard" from Dominica. The Woodcutter finds an old grubby man from the woods who story "Bug-da-waddily-uggidy-wuggidy-bug-da-waggidy-buggidy-ba-bug-da-waddily-uggidy-sluggidy-bug-da-buggidy-buggidy-ba." He decides to have him visit his wife and thinks he's fun. Much likely to his wife's disgust, she thinks he is grubby and has bugs allover him, however they let him stay for dinner, she was impressed by his fun dancing, but at dinner he needed some manners to be taught, so their heads pop out to get help from the library because the dancing grubby from the forest and Leona wants to continue, but she can't because they are blocking the way, so they offer to help them with the man.
SCENE 2 The announcer says that Busterfield is going to hug a bug, but he does not want to because he is not a big bug-hugger.
SCENE 3 The grey hand pulls out the vowel u and takes it to the first segment
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Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles cutting a rug with the short "u"-- "uh"-- sound in the word "bug". (Version 1)
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Animation Rectangular Bugs: bug, jug, juggle
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Film Gawain's Word: juggle
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Song/ Celebrity Leon Redbone sings "Busterfield Library (A to Z)" (Version 2)

(EKA: Episode 31: The Sad Dad)

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Celebrity Fred Says: bug, hug (Versions 1 and 2)
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Celebrity Albrecht Roser, the Pup and the Bug (Version 1)
SCENE 4 Theo finds a book called "How to debug and teach manners to a buggy old man" to help the people in the story and finds a instruction to clean the buggy old man. And so he became clean and had dinner at the old woodcutters house and sings his song "Bug-da-waddily-uggidy-sluggidy-bug-da-buggidy-buggidy-ba" and begins to cry. Leona doesn't think it looks like he's having fun, neither does Cleo.
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Muppets Dunderhead Lab with Dr. Nitwhite and Watson: Words with un
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Cartoon Robots: bun, bud, mud
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Cartoon The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again: Farmers May Enter Cafe, But They Must Leave Their Dirty Pigs In The Mud (Versions 1, 2 and 3)
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Celebrity Shoot the Game with Teresa Weatherspoon: jump (Versions 1 and 2)
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Muppets Theo sings "B and D Confusion"

(EKA: The Sad Dad)


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The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: dud/dude
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Celebrity 14 Karat Soul: Short U (dum dum dum) (Version 1)
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Cartoon Replaced Letter Songs: In His Bunk (Version 2)

(EKA: Humph! Humph! Humph!)

SCENE 5 The grey hand puts the short u back on the page that says "Bug wuggity-doe" with the word "bug" on it.
SCENE 6 Lionel is sad about the buggy man saying he's unbuggy, undirty, unhappy. Leona wants to wonder what happens next, so they read the end of the story to find out what happens next. The next part says he stayed in the woodcutter's house, but then the woodecutters finds no wood to cut becuase everything was dying, even the old man! The buggy man steps behind a tree, and becomes his original look and makes everything come back to life! He then sings his song and the wife of the woodcutter he's dumb and the buggy man needs the forest and sings a snuggly buggity song. Lionel says he's a buggy guy and natural and natural as meat. Cleo brought some meat as well as an extra treat! Lionel says he wants to save his for later, and asks the waiter if he wants to stay.
SCENE 7 Walter and Clay Pigeon juggle ugly rubber bugs. They ask for more rubber bugs (which land on Buster). Ugh!


  • The Cutters are played by real-life couple Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
  • This is the second time where Cleo reads a book called "Folk Tales", the first was in The Sad Dad where Theo reads a book called "Russian Folk Tales".

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