Kid Stew


Kid Stew 101

The kids get inspired by William Shakespeare, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, author Dave Barry, NFL running back Kenyan Drake, a ballerina, pinball art, a chalk artist, and Japanese culture. Plus bully blocking, right brain fun, music, and Kid Stew Ewws.

AIRED: May 23, 2019 | 0:28:42

- Arr, tonight me crew dines like kings.

- What the heck is in that?

- Some turtle, some shark, and some seaweed.

- [Parrot] Some socks.

- Quiet, or I'll toss you in, barnacle beak.

- Have you ever heard of Kid Stew?

- Kid Stew, arr, we be pirates, not cannibals.

- Kid Stew's a show by kids about kids, and for kids.

- It's about books, art, creativity,

and most importantly, fun.

- Fun, then no, you sprogs, I got no Kid Stew.

- [Both] Well, guess what, we do!

(rhythmic drumming)

♪ Let's go ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ There's a world for me and you ♪

♪ A lot of things to see and do ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Every day there's something new ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

- [Announcer] Funding for Kid Stew is provided

by The Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation.

- What do frogs drink on a hot day?

A croak-a-cola.

♪ Kid Stew ♪

- [Madison] Hey, what do you think that thing is?

- Some kind of ancient communication device.

- [Madison] Maybe it's a link to the past.

- [Blake] Whoa, don't touch anything!

- Come on, where's your sense of adventure?

Let's just punch in some numbers and see what happens.

- [Blake] Fine.

♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

(payphone crackles)

- Whoa, that thing is a time machine, where are we?

Who's this guy?

- [Madison] Bald head, cool pen?

I've seen his picture in books.

- Hark, who comes nigh?

- Um, hello, sir, I'm Blake, and this is my friend,

Madison, and we're from about 600 years in the future.

- Charmed, I'm Will Shakespeare.

Can't talk, I'm on a deadline.

- Will, as in William?

- That be-eth me, William Shakespeare,

struggling writer by night, struggling actor by day,

just trying to make ends meet.

I need a play by Friday, and I've got zilch.

- But Mr. Shakespeare,

you're about the best writer of all time.

- Right, funny.

- No, seriously, everybody who's anybody reads your plays,

adults, kids, all over the world.

- Where did you say you were from?

- The 21st century.

- And you're telling me that what I'm writing right now,

people are still reading?

- Absolutely, you're a legend.

- I thank thee, but I still need a play by Friday.

- What have you got so far?

- A boy and a girl, they meet, they fall in love.

- And?

- That's it.

- That's it?

- Pretty weak, Mr. Shakespeare.

- You see my problem, I'm totally blocked.

- Okay, wait, my brother was

in a play last year called West Side Story.

- Odd title.

- It was about a boy and a girl

from two different neighborhoods,

their families hated each other, but the kids didn't care.

- Speak on.

- There were gangs, and knives, and fights.

- Forsooth, that's good.

- And dancing, and kissing, and a really dreamy boy,

like in the Taylor Swift song.

- That's Romeo.

- Bingo!

- You helpeth greatly.

- And the girl is?

- Her name is


- Ette.

- Ette, no, too short.

- No, the girl's name should be Juliette.

- Yes, yes, I can see it now, Juliette and Romeo.

Romeo and Juliette. - Done, nailed it.

- You're rolling now,

Mr. Shakespeare, keep up the good work.

- We should go.

- Hold on, I have to go.

- You're welcome to use my bucket.

- Maybe I'll just wait til I get home.

- To pee, or not to pee, that is the question.

- Hold that thought, Will, it could turn into something.

♪ Kid stew ♪

(dramatic orchestral music)

- Hi, and welcome to Kid Stew classics.

Recognize that sound?

You've probably heard it a million times,

it's the Ninth Symphony by Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1824.

But here's what's really amazing,

the man who wrote it never heard it.

That's because by 1824, Mr. Beethoven was completely deaf,

which means he composed every single note

from the way it sounded inside his own head.

Now, that's creative, way to go, Ludwig!

(Jorge sneezes)

- Okay, now it's time to do some magic.

- You have something right here.

- You have something on your nose.

- Here?

(overlapping chatter)

- [Luke] It's, like up in your nostril.

- Ugh, sorry about that, so I'll just--

- Okay.

- Make it pop up again, and I am your magician today,

these jellybeans are magic jellybeans, 'cause they're,

have you ever heard of Jack and the Beanstalk?

- [Luke] Yeah.

- Now, these jellybeans are Jack and the beanstalk beans,

you see, you just open it up.

(kids shriek)

(overlapping chatter)

- [Armando] It's finally here!

- What is?

- It just came in at the library, I got the first copy.

- What is so exciting about a book?

- Hey, I love books.

- Whoa, love is a pretty strong word.

- Hey, don't knock it, a book can be totally love worthy.

- You tell 'em, Armando.

(Ozzie whines)

♪ What I want, you've got ♪

♪ It might be hard to handle ♪

♪ But like a flame, it burns the candle ♪

♪ And how I can explain ♪

♪ Oh, yeah, well, well, you ♪

♪ You make my dreams come true ♪

♪ Oh, oh, you, you, you, you ♪

♪ Well, well, well, you ♪

♪ Oh, yeah, you make my dreams come true ♪

♪ You, you, you, girl, yeah ♪

♪ You ♪

♪ Well, listen to this ♪

♪ I'm down on my day dream ♪

♪ Oh, that sleep, oh, it should be over by now ♪

♪ I know ♪

♪ Well, you ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, you make my dreams come true ♪

♪ You, you, you, oh, yeah, you ♪

♪ I've been waiting for, waiting for you, girl ♪

♪ Oh, yeah, you make my dreams come true ♪

♪ Me, you, me, you, me ♪

♪ I've waited for, waited for you, girl ♪

♪ You, oh, my ♪

♪ You make my dreams come true ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Whoa, whoa, I've waited for, waited for ♪

♪ Waited for, waited for, waited for, waited for ♪

♪ You make my dreams ♪

♪ Oh ♪

(upbeat music)

- Hello, I'm Nicholas, and welcome to Kid Stew Ewws,

the news show where the truth is always gross.

Our first story today, according to scientists,

giraffes have 18 inch tongues,

which they sometimes use to clean out their noses.

- Ew!

- In a related story, the average cow expels a half-gallon

of gas every day. (cow moos)

- Ew!

- Turning now to human ooze, over an average lifetime,

each of us will produce enough saliva

to fill two swimming pools, cannon ball, anyone?

- Ew!

- More Ewws after this message from one

of our very gross sponsors.

- Do you love disgusting music?

I know I do, well, welcome to (mumbles),

sure to get your juices flowing.

- [Announcer] It's the Vile Studios music collection.

- [Luke] You'll hear The Sound of Your Snore

by The Overnights.

♪ The sound of your snore ♪

- [Luke] The Ointments, Passion is a Rash,

and that great American standard, Don't Flush my Love.

♪ Don't flush my love ♪

- These songs are nauseating to hear,

and even more horrible to dance to.

It's a once in a lifetime collection

that includes rockers like Ear Wax Boogie.

♪ Ear wax boogie ♪

- [Luke] The Fungus Brothers chart topper, Sick on You,

and the classic power ballad, I Feel Your Sweat Tonight.

♪ Gonna feel your sweat tonight ♪

- And let's not forget country classics, like Weldon Dank.

♪ Phlegm on my pillow ♪

- [Luke] Drooling Gets it Done by Little PeeBo,

and Mudflaps and Mildew by the Trucker Lads.

♪ Mudflaps and mildew ♪

- You've been repulsed by these songs your whole life,

and now they're available in your choice

of (mumbles) formats, CD, or cassette.

Order in the next 10 minutes,

and receive this collector's edition recording,

Carsick Blues by the Barfettes.

♪ Carsick blues ♪

That one really brings up some memories.

This is a limited time offer, time has opened the vaults,

but a collection this squalid won't be around for long.

Order today, and be queasy for years to come.

(upbeat electronic music)

- And we're back, our final story tonight has

an international twist, a 28-year-old woman

from England is reportedly addicted

to eating foam from her furniture cushions.

- Ew.

- According to reports, she has also eaten more

than 2,000 household sponges, kids,

do not try this at home, thanks from everybody here

at Kids Stew Ewws, tune in next time,

and until then, keep it real, and keep it gross.

(upbeat electronic music)

- Hi, it's me, Madison, with some new animal friends,

and a great animal book, these little guys are lemurs,

like from the movie Madagascar, but only the real thing.

Lemurs are an endangered species, very rare,

but books about lemurs are everywhere.

I've got one right here, How to Lose a Lemur

by Frann Preston-Gannon.

Looks like these guys are more interested in running around

than reading right now, am I right, guys?

So if you want to find more great books on lemurs,

just go to your school or public library.

(Jorge coughs)

- Sure you're okay?

(kids groan)

- Ew!

- [Milena] I think I'm gonna throw up.

- And there's more.

(Milena coughs)

- Oh, oh, that felt good.

- Okay.

Hey, that's really good, weird, but good.

- Thanks?

- You don't sound too excited about it.

- My art teacher says I'm right brained.

- So?

- So, it sounds like I only have half a brain.

- That makes no sense,

but I know someone who might know the answer.

- Who?

- The Really Big Brain, come on.

Come on, Ozzie.

(slow synth music)

- [Brain] Well, hello,

my optic nerves are tickling my primary visual cortex,

looks like I've got company!

- Hi, it's Milena, and this is my friend, Armando.

- Wow, that's a really big brain.

- [Brain] Hey, that's my name, don't wear it out.

Hey, why don't brains take baths?

- Uh?

- [Brain] 'Cause we don't want to be brainwashed.

- Really big brain, we came to ask you--

- [Brain] Wait, wait, what kind of fish operates on brains?

- No clue.

- [Brain] A neuro-sturgeon!

(cricket chirps)

Crickets, I get crickets, this is my A material.

- Really Big Brain,

what does it mean if somebody's right brained?

- [Brain] Whoa, you need actual information?

Okay, let me make this easy for you.

Everybody's got a right side and a left side

to their brain, like me, see?

- Cool!

- [Brain] The left side mostly handles logical stuff,

like science, math, directions to the mall.

The right side is more about art and creativity.

- So when my teacher said I was right brained.

- [Brain] It was a pretty nice compliment.

But the truth is, nobody's all righty or all lefty,

everybody's a mixture of both, hey,

what's the smartest kind of weather?

A brain storm, get it?

- Thanks, RBB, you've been a really big help.

- Bye bye, RBB.

- [Brain] Hey, wait, don't leave!

I've got an itch right behind my frontal lobe,

give me a break, I'm all brain, no hands.

No, wait, this is no joke, anybody got a brain scratcher?

- Why do bananas use sunscreen?

Because they peel.

(slow orchestral music)

- Ahoy there, I'm Milena for the Kid Stew interview,

and I've just spotted today's guest,

welcome famous author, Dave Barry,

one of the biggest pirate fans in the whole world.

- Oh, hey.

- Hope we've made you feel at home.

- You did, except I can't see anything,

I think, that, oh, this patch was on the wrong,

nevermind, I don't need the patch.

- I'll take off my hat, then.

- I don't know why pirates wear them anyway,

right, that's why there's no pirates around anymore,

they couldn't see, they kept going at the--

- Okay, Mr. Barry. - Yeah?

- I'm gonna ask you four questions,

like why do you like to write about school so much?

- Well, I, first of all, I really like school,

I've just finished sixth grade, in fact,

no, a long time ago, but I, I remember being a kid,

I remember being in school, and remember having fun,

but also having adventures,

and it just seems like a great thing to write about,

even though I'm a grownup now.

- What got you interested in writing?

- I always liked to write, when I was your age,

I wrote, I read a lot, I read a ton when I was a kid,

and when I got to high school, I started writing,

trying to make my classmates laugh,

tried to be funny, and then when I got to college,

I wrote, I was an english major,

and I wrote for the school paper,

and again, I tried to make my classmates laugh.

And when I finally got out and became a newspaper writer,

I still tried to make people laugh,

and so that became my job.

- Well, I love writing, like I write notes

whenever I'm mad, or sad, or happy, happy is mostly.

- That's good. - So--

- Do people get to see your notes,

or do you just write them?

- I, like write them to my mom, my family.

- Okay, well, I'll publish them, and we'll both make money.

- [Milena] Yeah!

- Alright.

- Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?

- Yes, I do, I was, like in third grade,

and it was about some kids who were, they figured out

that somebody was gonna rob their dad's store, and they,

they protected the store, and they won the day,

and it was like a, I was very excited about it.

Third grade, I was a, it wasn't like a big,

elaborate story, but it was a story.

- So one of your latest book, The Worst Night Ever,

is a, the main character is a ferret,

so do you have any personal connections with a ferret?

- I don't really know any ferrets personally.

I have dealt with ferrets in,

I've had people who had ferrets as pets,

and they always seemed kind of like having a rat

for a pet, like why not just get a rat, they're cheaper.

But, but I do like the idea of people having ferrets,

just 'cause it seemed kind of silly, so you're right,

in my book, a ferret named Frank is probably

the most important character in the whole book.

- So what's the most fun about writing for you?

- Well, there's a bunch of things.

The idea that nobody's telling you what to do,

you know, you, instead of going to a big company,

and having a boss who tells you,

"Do this today, do that," you get to decide

what you're gonna do, what you're gonna write about.

So that's fun, if you can think of something to write about,

and it's fun when people read your books,

when kids read your books, and they like 'em,

and they laugh, and, you know, that kind of,

and you get to be on television, so there's a lot to be,

there's a lot of fun things about it.

- Thank you, Mr. Barry,

and thank you for coming on Kid Stew.

- Thank you.

- I will remember to practice my Arr.

- And I will remember never to put this on again.

(Milena laughs)

♪ Kid stew ♪

♪ Just a young gun ♪

♪ With a quick fuse ♪

♪ I was uptight, want to let loose ♪

- You know, sometimes I don't feel like being creative,

I just want to play sports.

- I know what you mean.

- So you guys don't think sports are creative?

- Ugh, Kenyan Drake?

- You know how much artistry it takes to evade a couple

of linebackers, and you don't need just great footwork,

you need creativity, and a great memory

to make a lot of things happen,

especially if things don't go the way they're supposed to.

- I never thought about it like that.

- I want to play, like back line, foxtrot, 42 wild.

- Wow.

- Football players are some

of the most inventive people I know.

- Couldn't agree more.

- Good, then go long.

(mumbles), now that's what I call creative.

♪ Kid stew ♪

- Welcome to a segment we call Kid Stew bully blocking.

For today's demonstration,

I'll be using an animatronic bully, let's call him Billy.

- You are so unattractive.

- Good, it's functioning perfectly.

- I hate your dress.

- When it comes to blocking a bully,

you should pay them zero attention.

- Your hair looks like worms.

- A bully needs a target, so don't be that target.

- Nobody likes you.

- If somebody tries to bully you face to face--

- Your voice sounds like a crow.

- Just say, "stop," and walk away with your head high,

back straight, cool and confident,

bullies can't handle that.

- Uh-oh.

- You see, walking away saps a bully's power,

because without you standing there, the bully's nothing.

- You can't, you won't, never.

- When it comes to blocking a bully,

the best weapons you have are your own two feet.

If the bullying keeps up, tell a friend, tell a parent,

tell a teacher, but just don't keep it to yourself,

okay, let's get this guy back to the shop.

That bully has been blocked.

- What do computers snack on?


- I love to dance, so it's really cool to learn

what it's like to be a real ballerina, check this out.

- Hi, I'm Matilda Solis, I'm from Austin, Texas,

and I'm at the Miami City Ballet School.

(slow piano music)

Recently, I've been able to train

with the Miami City Ballet Company,

and we're learning the ballet Jewels by George Balanchine.

If you think that you want to get into ballet,

which everybody should, then you should tell your parents,

and you should let them know that that's

what you really want to start doing,

and figure out a way to do more of it.

- You need to be mature enough to be in a company.

It's not only your technique,

'cause you may have a beautiful technique and that,

but ballet is 80% here, and then the rest is in the bodies,

you have to really be mature to be in the company.

- Dancing and being in class

with the Miami City Ballet Company, I watch,

and it's crazy, because I see them turn,

and somebody does a triple pirouette, and I'm like,

wow, I want to do that, and someone jumps higher

than I ever thought that I could,

and I just think it's really amazing,

and I strive to do that.

- Become a ballet dancer, professional ballet dancer is not

for everybody, but dance is for everybody,

everybody can dance.

(slow piano music)

♪ Kid stew ♪

(slow guitar music)

- Creativity is everywhere, if you know where to look.

Today we're checking out some rare museum artwork,

but not the kind of artwork you think, let's go.

(upbeat guitar music)

- Pinball started very, very long time ago,

it started as a big wooden table,

with a bunch of little pins, so they called it pinball.

As years went by, the engineers put mechanics,

put more diversions on it, and flashing lights,

and then bells and whistles on it,

and this is what we get now.

If you look at the early '80s games,

it's a lot of, the artwork is really intense,

really detailed, and they're trying to attract the players,

the video game players back to pinball.

It's art you can interact with.

♪ Sure plays a mean pinball ♪

- Oh, hey, Madison, so, do you play?

- Me, well, I'll give it a try.

(pinball machines ring)

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Immersed in the action ♪

♪ Part of the attraction ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Immersed in the action ♪

♪ Part of the attraction ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Don't be sitting on the sideline ♪

♪ And don't be waiting for the sunshine ♪

♪ Gotta be ringside, hold on for the ride ♪

♪ Gotta brush side A that you feel inside ♪

♪ Can't be passive, gotta be active ♪

♪ (Mumbles), gotta give it a try ♪

♪ Imagination is sensation ♪

♪ Solidifying, reach the top of the day ♪

♪ Impacts your max ♪

♪ And you know that's how I flex ♪

♪ No skills, you need ♪

♪ To make yourself succeed ♪

♪ That will to proceed ♪

♪ Sounds just like a stampede ♪

♪ Moving your brain at warp speed ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Immersed in the action ♪

♪ Part of the attraction, yeah ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Say what, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Immersed in the action ♪

♪ Part of the attraction ♪

♪ Be a part of the art ♪

♪ Kid stew ♪

♪ Everything is blue ♪

♪ It's (mumbles) ♪

- Whoa, check that out!

- [Satine] Check that out!

- Hey, guys.

- [Kids] Hey!

- Have you ever seen chalk art like this before?

- [Kids] No.

- It's beautiful. - That's amazing.

- [Jennifer] This is 3D street painting.

- How do you make it 3D?

- Well, I started off doing traditional art,

chalk art that was reproductions of masterpieces,

and then I just started doing the 3D art,

and it's what, the young people can interact with it,

and they really love it,

and so I go all over the world doing this 3D chalk art.

- Oh, wow, how long does it take for each art?

- [Jennifer] Well, it can vary,

like this one was a quick one, I do this one in a couple

of hours, but sometimes they'll take two

or three days to do one.

- [Kids] Wow.

- This looks like something I would see

in a Da Vinci painting.

- [Satine] Yeah.

- Well, it's interesting,

because the chalk art started way back in Italy,

and they would go in and paint, the artist would come

to the towns, paint in the huge churches,

and then when they were done, they would go out in front,

and chalk the same piece that they had painted

in the church, and people would throw money at them,

and that's how they would make a living.

And they would call them Madonnari,

because they were doing pictures of the Madonna,

and so I am a Madonnara,

and if it's a bunch of us, we're Madonnari.

But it's a very temporary art form,

it's a performance art, so we consider it all

about being in the moment, and we understand

and realize that it's gonna go away, and that's okay.

(overlapping chatter)

- Bye, Jennifer! - Bye!

- [Blake] Guys, isn't she great?

- [Satine] Yeah, awesome.

- Why did the teacher wear sunglasses?

Because her students were so bright.

- [Satine] What is that?

- It's an eel roll.

- Ew!

- It's a delicacy in Japan.

- Japan, you've been to Japan?

- Not yet, but I read a lot.

- Well, you want to see what it's really like?

- How so?

- This works every time.

- Really, what do I do?

- Just pull back the arrow, aim for Japan, and let it go.

(upbeat pop music)

Nice, Nicholas, right on the money!

(upbeat music)

- This is the country of Japan, and I'm taking the train.

School already, this is a Japanese classroom,

and this is their uniform.

♪ Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese ♪

- And this is how you use a chopstick.

Even Pokemon comes from Japan.

This is a bonsai tree.

I'm here with Wakiko-san, and Kazuko-san,

and today we're learning about origami.

What is exactly origami?

- It's a folding paper, and it has a long history,

thousand years ago, it started.

So this is the original panel, solar panel,

open up like this, this, Mr. Miura invented this,

and then we call that Miura fold.

(slow shamisen music)

- How do you say thank you in Japanese?

- Arigato.

- Arigato? - Yes.

- Then arigato.

- Taiko's a Japanese name of drums, or drumming.

- Is there any interesting books about drumming?

- Yeah, book is called Drum of Noto Hanto,

there's one fisherman village,

somehow Samurai people decided to raid the village,

but they didn't have any weapons,

they didn't have many people to fight against,

so what they came up is, they decided to get devil mask,

and to play drums to scare them away.

(rhythmic drumming)

- I'm here with Yukako-san,

learning about taiko drums, arigato.

- [Yukako] Arigato.

(rhythmic drumming)

- Parting is such sweet sorrow,

I stole that from Shakespeare.

- See you next time.

- [Both] On Kid Stew!

- Thanks?

(both laugh)

- I hate your, your.

(background noise drowns out speaker)

- High five!

- [Woman] It's sticky, okay?

- Yeah.

- [Interviewer] What's your name?

- Caroline.

- [Interviewer] And what are you doing?

This is gonna be your chair?

- Yeah.

- [Interviewer] Alright.

- It's my chair, no one can else can sit in it.

- Kid Stew!

- [Both] Kid Stew!

- Ahoy there, I'm Milena.

(background noise drowns out speaker)

Kid Stew!

- I actually am kind of looking forward to doing the pirate.

(overlapping chatter)

- Making new friends!

(kids cheer)

(upbeat music)

- [Announcer] Funding for Kid Stew is provided

by The Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation.

(upbeat music)

(slow electronic music)


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