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You Can't Catch Me!
Season 3, Episode 5
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Air date October 14, 2002
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"You Can't Catch Me!" is the fifth episode of Season 3 of Between the Lions, and episode 60 in total.


After Leona receives the book "The Gingerbread Man" for her birthday, she becomes depressed when the fox (at the end of the story) ate up the gingerbread man. Her family teaches her that it's okay to feel upset when something bad happens to a character you like in a book. And Leona can't enjoy her birthday party.


  • Barnaby Busterfield and the Pigeons: man, sad, Oh, happy day
  • Barnaby Busterfield and the Pigeons


Featured Story

The Gingerbread Man (traditional folk tale)


(After the story finishes. The fox --at the end of the story-- ate up the gingerbread man. And the gingerbread man, he was sad.)

Leona: (depressed) Oh...! Poor gingerbread man! But it was his own fault! He was so sure that nobody could catch him! And he wasn't careful!

Lionel: It's a cookie, It's supposed to get eaten.

Dan Elias: There's nothing that you can do more valuable for kids than read to them every day.
Lionel: Be a designated reader.

Theo: (singing) Remember any time we love anyone is time well spent.

Leona: (singing) Don't want to say goodbye to the Gingerbread Man / He was cute and smart and funny / He was my favorite part / It was a story that I loved with all my heart.

Cleo: Now, now, Leona. Look. Don't you think it would be more fun to wait until the party starts? Then you can open all of your presents at once. Uh, don't you think that would be more fun?
Leona: Hmm, wait to open it, huh?
Cleo, Leona, Lionel and Theo: Nah!
Leona: Come on!
Theo: Get him!
Cleo: Oh, that's it! Oh, that's my huntress!




  • Anthony Asbury - Lionel Lion
  • Pam Arciero - Leona Lion
  • Tim Lagasse - Theo Lion, Arty Smartypants, Barnaby B. Busterfield III, Johnny Consonanti, Watson, hands
  • Jennifer Barnhart - Cleo Lion
  • Heather Asch - Marmy Smartypants, Clay Pigeon
  • Tyler Bunch - Dr. Nitwhite
  • Jim Kroupa - Walter Pigeon, Monkey
  • Peter Linz - Theo Lion (Larry King segment only)
  • Fred Newman - himself
  • Chris Phillips - Gingerbread Man, Cow, Ram, Fox
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer - Dr. Ruth Wordheimer
  • Susan Lucci - herself
  • Dan Elias - himself
  • Al Franken, Oliver Platt, India Arie, Steve Carell, Melissa Etheridge, Mo Lewis, Kelly Ripa, Mo Rocca, Meredith Viera - Smarty Pants dancers
  • Larry King - himself