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My Friend Rabbit – 6a – Muddy Puddle

September 11, 2019


♪ You use your head
I’ll use mine ♪ ♪ We’ll put them together
and what do we find ♪ ♪ We can do it
when we do it together ♪ ♪ We have fun
whatever we do ♪ ♪ Let’s keep thinking
’til we think it through ♪ ♪ We can do it
when we do it together ♪ ♪ I’ve got an idea ♪ ♪ And though we might mess up ♪ ♪ We’ll put our heads together ♪ ♪ And we won’t give up! ♪ ♪♪ (SPLASH) ♪ We’re a team
with lots to share ♪ ♪ It’s not where we’re going ♪ ♪ It’s how we’re
gonna get there ♪ ♪ We can do it ♪ ♪ When we do it together ♪ ♪ We can do it ♪ ♪ Me and my friend Rabbit ♪ (Giggling) (HUMMING HAPPILY) (HUMS)
OH, HI! HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STUCK WITH A REALLY TRICKY
PROBLEM? THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED
TO RABBIT AND ME. DID WE EVER GET STUCK… REALLY STUCK! OF COURSE, WE DIDN’T START OUT
THAT WAY. MOUSE:
(GIGGLING)
FASTER! FASTER! RABBIT:
UH-OH! LOOK! I AM.
YOUR EYES ARE VERY BIG. RABBIT AND MOUSE:
WEEE! (LAUGHTER) GEE WHISKERS, LOOK AT THE RIVER.
IT’S TURNED TO MUD. RABBIT:
HOPTASTIC! NOW WE WON’T
HAVE TO SWIM ACROSS. BUT WE’LL GET STUCK. HMM… I COULD HOP VERY FAST. OR… TIP-TOE VERY SLOWLY! YES! I’M SURE TIP-TOEING
IS BETTER. ARE YOU POSITIVELY SURE? POSITIVELY SURE? UH… NO. HMMM… COME ON! MOUSE AND RABBIT:
(GIGGLE) (BLOWING) CARROTASTIC! THIS IS WHAT WE NEED… A FOOT HOPPER! (BLOWING) READY? READY! (SLOSHING) MOUSE:
(GIGGLING)
IT’S WORKING! (LAUGHS)
MY FOOT HOPPERS WORK! (TWO LOUD POPS,
AIR HISSES) MOUSE AND RABBIT:
UH-OH! (SQUEAK AND FLITTER
OF AIR ESCAPING) HM, WE’RE STUCK,
AREN’T WE? (EFFORT GRUNTS) (GRUNTING) I’LL BE THUMPED! MY FOOT HOPPERS
SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT. WHAT DO WE DO NOW? TOO BAD THE FOOT HOPPERS
BROKE. RABBIT, WE’RE STUCK
IN THE MUD. GOOD PLACE TO MAKE
MUD CARROTS. MOUSE AND RABBIT:
(HEARTY LAUGHTER) THEY’RE PLAYING! IN THE MUD! WE LIKE MUD! WE LOVE PLAYING! GIBBLE GIRLS:
(EXCITED GIGGLING) CORAL:
HIYA, MOUSE. HELLO, RABBIT. WATCHA DOING? CAN WE DO IT TOO? WE’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING. WE’RE… UH… STUCK! ALL:
(LAUGH) STUCK? WE NEVER GET STUCK! UNLESS WE STAY STILL! LIKE NOW! (MUD SPLURTS)
(GIRLS GASP AND YELP) CORAL AND PEARL:
UH-OH! OH NO! AMBER AND JADE:
OH WOE! WE’RE STUCK! DON’T GET INTO
A FEATHER FLAP. WE’LL WORK TOGETHER
AND COME UP WITH IDEAS TO GET OUTTA HERE. MAYBE WE COULD WAIT
FOR THE SUN TO DRY THE MUD UNTIL IT’S HARD ENOUGH
TO WALK ON. THAT WOULD TAKE
ALL DAY. AND BE VERY HOT. IS THERE
A BETTER WAY? WE COULD CALL
FOR HELP! CALL FOR HELP?
GOOD IDEA! MAYBE SOMEONE WILL HEAR US. ALL:
HELP! HELP! HELP! HUH? I’M COMING. I’M COMING! CORAL AND RABBIT:
NO!
DON’T COME OUT HERE! ALL:
(PLEAS FOR THUNDER TO STOP) STOP! AHHH! WHOAAA! GIR: HUH? THORNY HORNS,
I’M STUCK! BUT I’M HERE! YOU CALLED FOR HELP.
I CAN DO HELP! WHAT’S THE MATTER? ALL:
WE’RE STUCK. WHOA…
JUST LIKE ME! OH… WELL, WHAT’LL WE DO? WE NEED IDEAS.
LOTS OF IDEAS. CORAL:
LET’S ASK THE MUD
TO LET US GO. AMBER:
YES LET’S, CORAL. BUT BE POLITE. NICE MUD.
GOOEY MUD. SQUISHY MUD.
MUDDY MUD. YOU’RE THE NICEST MUD
WE KNOW. PLEASE BE KIND
AND LET US GO. BOTH:
(SIGH) LISTEN, MUD.
LET US GO! NOW! SILLY MUD
IS JUST NOT LISTENING. RABBIT:
I DON’T THINK MUD
CAN LISTEN TO ANYBODY. MUD’S NOT LIKE US. IT’S JUST… MUD. MOUSE:
WE COULD CALL FOR HELP
AGAIN. HAZEL ISN’T HERE.
MAYBE SHE’D HEAR US. HAZEL’S PROBABLY
IN A TREE, COLLECTING ACORNS
FOR THE WINTER. WE COULD SING! HOW WILL SINGING GET US
OUT OF THE MUD? UH, I DON’T KNOW. BUT IT’S FUN AND I DON’T HAVE
ANYMORE IDEAS. MAYBE THUNDER’S RIGHT. SOMETIMES IT’S GOOD
TO TAKE A HOP-STOP. IT HELPS YOU
GET NEW IDEAS. ALL: (SING)
♪ WE ARE STUCK ♪ (GRUNT) ♪ OUT OF LUCK ♪ (GRUNT) ♪ IN THE MUD ♪ ♪ IN A PUDDLE ♪ ♪ IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE RIVER ♪ ♪ MOUSE’S WHISKERS
ARE A QUIVER ♪ ♪ WITH NO ONE NEAR ♪ ♪ WHO CAN HEAR ♪ ♪ IF WE ALL CALL OUT ♪ ♪ LOUD AND CLEAR ♪ HAZEL:
SORRY. NICE SINGING. DIDN’T MEAN TO INTERRUPT. COULD YOU TOSS
MY ACORN BACK? HAZEL!
ARE WE HAPPY TO SEE YOU. HAZEL,
WE’RE STUCK. WE CAN’T GET OUT
OF THE MUD. STUCK?
QUACKING ACORNS, WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY SO?
I’LL HELP! HOW? FIND SOMETHING LONG. THROW IT HERE. WE’LL HOLD TIGHT. YOU PULL US OUT! THUMPEKA!
THAT’S A HOPTASTIC IDEA! I’LL DO IT! DON’T GO AWAY. (STRAINING GRUNTS) MOUSE,
I’LL LOWER THIS VINE. CAN YOU LOOP IT OVER
THUNDER’S TAIL? I’LL TRY, BUT IT’S VERY MUDDY
DOWN THERE. YOU CAN DO IT, MOUSE. JUST HOP LIKE ME. RABBIT, THUNDER AND GIRLS:
(CHEER) THAT’S IT!
THAT’S IT, MOUSE! (CHEERING)
YOU GOT IT! ALL RIGHT! (CHEERING)
WA-HOO! THIS WAY.
OVER HERE! UH OH! AYAYAYAYYAYAY! (SPLAT) THIS IS NOT GOOD. UNGH!
I’VE BEEN STUCK IN A TREE, STUCK IN A RUT,
STUCK FOR AN ANSWER AND STUCK
IN THE SNOW! BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN STUCK
IN THE MUD… UNTIL NOW!
AND I WANT TO BE UNSTUCK! SO LET’S HOP-THINK ABOUT
HOW TO GET OUT OF THIS MUD! READY? ALL:
READY! UNGH!
OH CABBAGE, I CAN’T HOP! HOW CAN WE HAVE
A HOP-THINK IF I CAN’T HOP? OR IF I CAN’T STAMP
MY FEET! OUR MUDDY
FEATHERS… ARE JUST TOO
YUCKY. CAN’T RUFFLE THEM. CAN’T HOP-THINK. GEE, WHISKERS, WE NEED A HOP-THINK
ABOUT HOP-THINKING. MY TAIL TWITCHES,
SO I’M OKAY. (GIGGLES)
WHOOP! SORRY! AND MOUSE CAN QUIVER
HIS WHISKERS. MOUSE ISN’T STUCK.
HE CAN DO EVERYTHING. THUMPEKA!
PROBLEM SOLVED! MOUSE CAN DO OUR
HOP-THINKING STUFF FOR US. I’LL TRY! (“HMM’S” AS HE THINKS)
HM, HM, HM. HMMM… GOOD!
WE’RE STUCK! HOW DO WE GET UNSTUCK? THAT’S WHAT OUR HOP-THINK
IS ABOUT. WE COULD PUSH EACH OTHER. (STRAINS)
CAN’T REACH. TOO BAD WE CAN’T FLY. MAYBE WE COULD. I DON’T HAVE ANY WINGS. WE HAVE EARS.
LET’S FLAP THOSE. (EARS FLUTTER) ALL:
(LAUGH) GOOD TRY. BUT WE NEED TO KEEP
HOP-THINKING. HM, HM, HM, HM.
HMMM… HMM… HM, HM. LET’S PUSH THE MUD. PUSH IT WHERE? AWAY FROM US. IN A PILE. A PILE OF MUD? WHAT GOOD IS THAT? IF WE MADE THE PILE
HIGH ENOUGH, MAYBE WE COULD CLIMB
TO THE TREE. EVERYBODY PUSH! ALL:
(PUSHING GRUNTS
AND LAUGHTER) OOEY! GOOEY! SLIPPY! SLIMY! GUSHY! SQUASHY! AND TOO SQUISHY
TO MAKE A PILE. TOO BAD! WE’RE STILL STUCK! WE’RE ALL STILL
STUCK! AND WE’LL ALL STAY
STUCK. MAYBE THAT’S OKAY. MAYBE WE’RE NOT HOP-THINKING
THE BEST QUESTION. WE’RE NOT? DO WE ALL HAVE TO
GET OUT OF THE MUD? NO! IF ONE OF US CAN
GET TO THE SHORE, THEN THEY CAN
GO FOR HELP. SO THE BEST QUESTION IS… HOW DO WE GET SOMEONE
TO THE SHORE. MOUSE SHOULD GO.
HE’S NOT EVEN STUCK. BUT HOW DO I GET THERE? MAYBE THERE’S A WAY… IF I CAN REACH…
(GRUNTING) (SMALL GIGGLE) (GIGGLES
AND GRUNTS WITH EFFORT) RABBIT:
THUMPEKA! WE DID IT. GO MOUSE!
YOU CAN DO IT! SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO
A LOT OF HOP-THINKING BEFORE YOU FIND THE BEST
QUESTION… AND THE BEST ANSWER. CORAL AND PEARL:
YOU CAN DO IT!
WE’RE WITH YOU! RABBIT:
BE CAREFUL! WHAOAOAOAOAOAOA… ALL:
(GASPS) AMBER:
I CAN’T LOOK. KEEP GOING, MOUSE! NOT TOO FAST! JADE:
NOT TOO SLOW! ALL:
(CHEERING) YAY!
WAY TO GO, MOUSE! WOO HOO! WHAT DO WE DO NOW? UM, WE COULD ALL
SING AGAIN? (MUD SPLATS) HEY! (MUD SPLASHES,
PLAYFUL LAUGHTER) THUNDER:
OH, I GOT YOU! RABIIT:
CARROT-A-BUNGA! (PLAYFUL LAUGHTER) (LOUD TRUMPETING
IN THE DISTANCE) WHAT WAS THAT? RABBIT:
HIP-HOPEROO!
IT’S EDWEENA! ALL:
YAY! EDWINA! EDWINA! YOU’RE STUCK! YES, AND WE WANT TO GET- UNSTUCK! STAY THERE! WE’LL DO A HOP-THINK
ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO GET US OUT. EASY! (SPLAT) I GUESS SOMETIMES
YOU DON’T NEED TO HOP-THINK IF YOU ALREADY KNOW
WHAT TO DO… LIKE EDWEENA DID. RABBIT:
WE WERE STUCK!
BUT WE LAUGHED! AND WE NEVER GAVE UP! ALL:
(CHEER AND LAUGH) (TRUMPETS) FOLLOW ME! MUD BATH! EDWEENA SAYS THIS
IS THE BEST PLACE FOR MUD BATHS BECAUSE YOU CAN’T
GET STUCK. ALL:
WHY NOT! YAY! WOO HOO! RABBIT:
OOH, THIS IS NICE! BEING STUCK WAS A LITTLE
STRANGE. BUT WHEN YOU’RE STUCK
WITH GOOD FRIENDS YOU CAN STILL
HAVE LOTS OF FUN WHILE YOU THINK
OF THE BEST WAY TO GET OUT. AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE? I DON’T MIND THE MUD
SO MUCH ANYMORE. ALL: (SING)
♪ WE’RE IN LUCK ♪ ♪ WE’RE NOT STUCK ♪ ♪ IN THE MUD
IN A PUDDLE ♪ ♪ IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE RIVER ♪ ♪ ANYMORE! ♪ (SPLAT)

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