|Trains and Brains and Rainy Plains|
|Season 2, Episode 45|
|Air date||April 16, 2001|
|Written by||Joe Fallon|
|Directed by||Ted May|
Episode 44: Bug Beard
Episode 46: Quest! Quest! Quest!
|SCENE 1||Theo reads the cubs Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. When they come across the word "drought", Heath the Thesaurus defines it to them.|
|SCENE 1 (cont'd)||The parents notice that if you put a "T" in from to the word "Rain", you get "Train". This inspires the cubs to "Bring the Train to Kapiti Plain".|
|SCENE 2||Walter and Clay Pigeon want to see Busterfield's brain.|
|Insert||The grey hand takes the letters "ai" from the word "rains".|
|Puppets||Martha Reader and The Vowelles: paint|
|Animation||Chalkboard: paint, pain, plain|
|Cartoon||Short Song: plain, brain, rain|
|Celebrity||Liza Jesse Peterson recites a poem called ai train|
|Animation||Colored Boxes: gain, pain, pail, nail, snail|
|Film||Moby Duck: Daisy the entertaining white snail|
|SCENE 3||Lionel and Leona have found a book on trains, which they will use to "Bring the Train to Kapiti Plain". Unfortunately, they also bring a fire to Kapiti Plain!|
|SCENE 3 (cont'd)||The parents come down to see that Kapiti Plain is on fire! Click quickly drags and drops the cubs back out.|
|Celebrity||Fred Says: hair|
|Animation||Sky Words: hair, fair, fail, rail, rain|
|Cartoon||The Adventures of Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger and the Rain (EKA: Poetry Day)|
|Puppets/Film||Cleo sings Without an S|
|Insert||The grey hand puts the "ai" back from the word "rains".|
|SCENE 4||When all seems lost, Walter Pigeon donates a feather that can be used to ignite the book's titular rains, and extinguish the fire. Theo has Click drag and drop it into the book, and the problem is solved.|
|SCENE 5||As a reward for saving Kapiti Plain, the pigeons finally get to see Busterfield's brain, which they then steal.|
- In this episode, the library features a fire alarm system (which features horns and flashing red "FIRE" lights), which activiates when the "illustrated fire" ignites. But in all other episodes, the library has no fire alarm.
- This is the third time Between the Lions used a former Reading Rainbow feature book. The first two incidents involved the books Imogene's Antlers and Abiyoyo.
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