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The Chess Mess is the twenty-fourth episode of Season 2 of Between the Lions, and episode 54 in total.

The Chess Mess
Season 2, Episode 24
The Chess Mess Title Card.jpg
Air date May 3, 2001
Written by Peter Hirsch
Directed by Lisa Simon
Episode guide
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Episode 53: Good Night, Knight
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Episode 55: Stop That Chicken!
Picture Segment Description
Alice Dress-Up Scene.png
SCENE 1 Theo and Cleo are dressed up for "Alice Day" as they sing a song about "Alice Day", while Leona and Lionel dress up too.
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SCENE 1

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The gang reads the book "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
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Then, Click drags and drops a large chess board from the story,
Buster Walter and Clay Chest Game.png
Insert Walter and Clay Pigeon play ¨chest¨ which Busterfield finds ¨madness¨.
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Insert

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The grey hand pulls out a short ¨e¨ from the word chess.
Martha Reader and the Vowelles Dress.jpg
File:Martha Reader and the Vowelles Dress 3.jpg

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Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles singing the zesty short "e"-- "eh"-- sound in the word "dress". (Version 1)
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Muppets Arty Smartypants: Dress, Press, Pressing, Impressing, Impressive (Versions 1 and 2)
Ruth-WordDoctor-title.jpg

Dr. Ruth Wordheimer Testy, Zesty.jpg
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Muppets/Celebrity The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: testy, zesty (Version 1)
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Cartoon Replaced Letter Songs: A Knight on a Quest (Version 2) (EKA: Pebble Trouble)
Fred Says Stretch.jpg

Fred Says Stretch 2.jpg
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Celebrity Fred Says: stretch
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Celebrity 14 Karat Soul: Short E (deh dedeh deh deh) (Version 2) (EKA: Pebble Trouble)
The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again.jpg

The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again Remember to Milk the Cow and Take the Eggs from the Chicken 5.jpg
The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again Remember to Milk the Cow and Take the Eggs from the Chicken 6.jpg
The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again Remember to Milk the Cow and Take the Eggs from the Chicken 7.jpg
The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again Remember to Milk the Cow and Take the Eggs from the Chicken 8.jpg

Cartoon The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again: Remember To Milk The Cow And Take The Eggs From The Chicken (Version 2, whipcrack sound added at the end) (EKA: Pebble Trouble)
Theo and Click play 27 games of chess and Click won but Theo lost.jpg

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SCENE 2 Theo and Click play 27 games of chess and Click won but Theo lost. He was happy when he lost instead of sad, so he left for chess books and snacks.
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The cubs were puzzled about Theo when he's happy when he lost instead of sad and Click explained to them that it's Alice Day by saying that up is down and down is up, fast is slow and slow is fast. Which means that happiness is sadness.

Leona is worried because Theo is happy because if he is, he will be sad and Lionel is too because if he loses he will get sadder and sadder. They have to let him win, but when Lionel said "If" Leona and Click asked him "If what?" then Click said "What?" three times.

Stage Word Morph chess, mess, met, bet.jpg
Cartoon Stage: chess, mess, met, bet
Vowelbootcamp-opening.jpg

Vowel Boot Camp Camp Easy-Peasy-Eat-a-Lot.jpg
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Muppets Vowel Boot Camp: Camp Easy-Peasy-Eat-a-Lot - bet/beat (Version 1)
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Cartoon Microbes: beat, bead, bed, red (Versions 1 and 2)
Fun with Chicken Jane.jpg

Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant Title Card.jpg
Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant 5.jpg
Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant 6.jpg
Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant 7.jpg
Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant 8.jpg

Cartoon Fun with Chicken Jane: Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant (Version 2, with elephant noises) (EKA: Quest, Quest, Quest!)
What's Your Name short E Season 2 version 3.jpg
Song What's Your Name?: short e (Season 2 version 3) (EKA: Pebble Trouble)
Mr. Bruno Kirby 3.jpg

Mr. Bruno Kirby Excellent.jpg
Mr. Bruno Kirby Excellent 2.jpg

Celebrity A word from star of stage, screen and television Mr. Bruno Kirby: excellent (Version 1)
Pullout Short E-.png
Insert The grey hand puts the "e" back in the word chess.
FINAL SCENE Theo and Click play chess and Theo won but Click lost. He was sad when he won instead of happy, and he asked Cleo how he wins all of a sudden and she replied that he should winning all of a sudden. But when she said "If" like Lionel, then Click said "What?" two times and she finally confessed by saying that the cubs made her do it by asking her to let him win on purpose.
You Can Win When You Lose.jpg
FINAL SCENE

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Theo sings a song called "You Can Win When You Lose" with the cubs in a page of the book.
FINAL SCENE

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The lions act out "Through the Looking Glass" and the chess board floats back in the book.
Closing Busterfield heard the announcer saying "The Beginning" instead of "The End". Busterfield corrected him because it's not the beginning, it's really the end. But the announcer said "The Beginning" instead again and Busterfield understand that

everything's backwards. So, he turns his head and said "Hello" instead of goodbye as the episode ends.

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