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Between the Lions

Season 5 2005

  • 2005-04-19T02:30:00+09:00 on PBS
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 30 mins (9 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Children

Five years in the making, Between the Lions has set out to get kids "wild about reading". In every episode, there can be found countless sight gags, puns, parodies, songs, and more, all of which are designed to help kids better understand the pronunciation of everyday words. The setting for the show is, fittingly, a library, where husband-and-wife team Theo and Cleo are the Librarians. Their inquisitive cubs, younger sister Leona and older brother Lionel, often help them out, while another character - the Information Hen - dispenses information to perplexed Library patrons. Among the other colorful characters likely to be encountered, is a statue of the library's founder, Barnaby B. ("Don't Call Me Buster!") Busterfield III, who makes sarcastic comments about the silliness he often witnesses going on in the library. There are also two dim-witted pigeons, Clay and Walter (get it?) who hang around the statue, keeping him company - but he just wishes they'd go away! Additi

11 episodes

5x01 Pigs, Pigs, Pigs!/The Three Little Pigs

  • Season Premiere

    2005-04-19T02:30:00+09:00 — 30 mins

Theo and Leona don pig snouts for another reading of Pigs Apelnty, Pigs Galore first read in the episode ""Pigs Aplenty."" Midway into the show, Lionel dons three pig snouts as he reads to Leona The Three Little Pigs, heard previously in the episode ""Huff and Puff.""

5x02 The Carrot Seed/The Empty Pot

  • 2005-04-26T02:30:00+09:00 — 30 mins

From their roof garden, Lionel and Theo marvel at a flower that gets at Theo's sinuses. Includes re-readings of stories first heard in the episodes

5x03 Wings/What's in the Box?

  • 2005-05-03T02:30:00+09:00 — 30 mins

First up: Leona warns Lionel not to lean back on his chair, provoking a flashback reading of a Greek myth first read in Icarus's Wings (from Season 2). Then the library, seen from the inside for the first time this season, receives a reprint (and a reread) of Pandora's Box.

5x04 A Shower of Stars/Two Moons and One Lagoon

  • 2005-05-10T02:30:00+09:00 — 30 mins

It's nighttime at the library roof garden as Theo gives an energetic Leona a reread from the episode Shooting Stars. Then, under a full moon, Cleo gives Lionel and Leona a story from the episode Touching the Moon.

5x06 Click, Clack, Moo/The Little Red Hen

  • 2005-05-24T02:30:00+09:00 — 30 mins

Built from material first seen in Clickety-clack, Clickety-clack! (from Season 2) and Help! (from Season 3).