Kid Stew


Kid Stew 202

The kids get inspired by Galileo, author Ridley Pearson, honey bees, blues legend Robert Johnson, electron microscopes, and African culture. Plus, a middle school for the arts, joke shop trick science, dental hijinks, music, Kid Stew Ewws, and more.

AIRED: May 29, 2019 | 0:29:00

- Well, cowpokes, it's suppertime on the trail again.

- Don't remind us, Cookie. (western whistle)

- Do I detect a certain lack of enthusiasm

for my cuisine?

- Cookie, your cuisine is beans.

- And more beans.

- Well, wranglers, it's your lucky night.

'Cause I'm fixin' to serve up some real skunk

with a side of rattlesnake fritters.

- Are you sure you don't have any Kid Stew?

- Kid Stew?

What's that, some sort of high falutin' city recipe?

- Actually, Kid Stew is a new show

by kids, for kids, and about kids.

- It's about books and art and creativity and fun.

- Fun?

Well bust my britches and call me Curly,

I ain't got no Kid Stew.

- [Together] Well, howdy, partners, we do!

(upbeat music)

♪ Lets go, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ There's a world for me and you ♪

♪ A lotta things to see and do ♪

♪ Everyday is something new ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

- (Child) Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation.

- Kid Stew. (electricity sizzles)

♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

- So this is the famous time-travel phone booth?

- Feel like taking her for a spin?

- Sure, as long as I'm home for dinner.

♪ I'm at a payphone trying to call home ♪

♪ All of my change I spent on you ♪

(phone dialing)

♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

(electric crackling)

(electric crackling)

- Wow, just my luck, another old guy with a beard.

Who's it this time?

- Whoa, I think we landed

smack in the middle of the Renaissance.

Madison, I think that's Galileo.

- What?

How did you get in here?

My gate is triple locked!

- It's kind of hard to explain.

- I'm a scientist, try me.

- Well actually we traveled here

in a device that crosses the time/space continuum.

- You tele-transported from another spatial realm?

- Exactly.

- Makes perfect sense.

If only my fellow scientists had such vision.

- I'm Madison by the way, and this this is Caroline.

- I'm Galileo Galilei,

sorry for being so jumpy.

These days everyone's out to get me.

- Did you do something wrong?

- All I wrote was that I thought

the sun was the center of the universe, not the Earth.

Big trouble.

People want me behind bars,

just for an idea!

- Even if your idea's right?

- I shoulda been happy inventing compasses and microscopes.

Wait, I'm right?

- Of course, in the future it's an accepted fact

that the Earth revolves around the sun,

not the other way around.

- Mr. Galileo, you're the father of modern science.

- Did you hear that, you miserable skeptics?

Say, you ladies wanna take a peek?

- Through Galileo's original telescope?


- See there, the moons of Jupiter.

I saw them first.

And there, the rings of Saturn.

I discovered them too.

(record scratching)

- [Caroline] What is that?

♪ Mozarella ♪

- Oops, sorry.

That's Mr. Galdabini across the way,

always in his underpants.

- That is not a heavenly body.

- Well, we should be going.

- Stick to your beliefs, Mr. G,

you're a real rock star of stars.

- True dat.

- Kid Stew (electricity sizzles)

(upbeat music)

- Hey, Really Big Brain.

- Oh, sorry, you interrupted my beauty nap.

- Check these out,

actual telescope glass from Galileo's lab.

- Have you ladies been time traveling again?

- Just a few centuries here and there.

It's a hard habit to break.

- Well, telescopes have come a long way since Galileo's day.

Now we use electron telescopes.

- How do those work?

- Well, in a nutshell,

an electron telescope is launched into space

to orbit the Earth.

It measures the cosmic ray electron spectrum

in order to observe discreet sources

of high energy particle acceleration in the galaxy.

- Translation?

- It helps see how the universe it put together

and how things move around in it.

It's not just about lookin' at the stars any more.

- Well, I'm gonna keep my telescope glass anyway.

- Hey, why does a moon rock taste better than an Earth rock?

- No clue.

- It's a little meteor. (drum rimshot)

- Whew, boy, thanks Really Big Brain.

- See ya.

- Wait, wait, what d'ya call the crazy spaceman?

An astronut. (drum rimshot)

Get it, astronut?

Nobody in the universe appreciates my comedy genius.

(electricity sizzles)

(blues guitar)

- Hi, welcome to Kids Do Classics.

Ever have one of those days where nothin' goes right?

They call that feelin' the blues.

A musician called Robert Johnson

was one of the first people

to turn that feeling into songs for everybody to hear.

Robert had a hard life.

He was the 11th of 11 kids in his family

and he ran away from home

and had to play for tips

in front of barbershops and restaurants,

but the sound he made has been imitated

by singers and guitarists for the past 80 years.

So the next time you feel a little down,

think about Robert Johnson.

You might feel the blues, but he lived the blues.

Rock on, Robert.

Rock on.

(electricity sizzles)

- Howdy, kids, welcome back.

- Hey.

- Hi.

- The kids from Kid Stew, how are ya?

- Good. - Good, and you?

- Good, good.

And I see there's somebody new.

Hey, David.

- That is weird. - Yeah, he's,

- He's really small. - Smaller than usual.

- Now you guys ready to learn somethin'

and watch some fun stuff?

- Yeah. - Yeah.

- Put 'er here.


- Whoa!

I just got an electric shock.

- That's because I have a joy buzzer.

- How did you do that?

- I don't know, maybe David knows.

- Time for a little science.

An electric shock?

No way.

The joy buzzer is just a coiled spring

inside of a metal case.

When the button gets pressed against your palm

the spring releases and vibrates,

which only feels like a jolt of electricity.

Perfectly safe, scientifically speaking.

Now, back to our tricks.

- There's something new I wanted to show you guys.

These are rattlesnake eggs.

They're very dangerous,

but only if they hatch, okay?

So it's a dozen of them, so look, see?

(hissing rattle) (screaming and laughing)

- It's only a cell phone!

- Kid Stew. (electricity sizzles)

(orchestra tuning)

- Hey, guys, it's Blake here.

And this is my school, Bak Middle School of the Arts.

It's a really cool school,

'cause it has dance, music, theater,

and all kinds of arts.

(classical music)

This is Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov

and this is Advanced Strings.

♪ Now is the time to seize the day ♪

♪ Now is the time to seize the day ♪

- We're currently working on a piece called Seize the Day,

from the musical Newsies.

I chose this piece because it's a really positive message

about these guys commin' together

and seizing the moment, seizing the day

and doing their best.

♪ One for all and all for one ♪

- This is the symphonic band. ("Star Wars Main Theme")

It sounds like they're playing Star Wars.

Come on, let's check it out.

("The Imperial March")

This is Mrs. Groves,

and she's in charge of the symphonic band.

What is the symphonic band?

- It features instruments

that are traditionally in a band program,

which are woodwinds,


and percussion.

- Check out the ballet class, it's pretty cool.

(salsa music)

This is a proscenium theater.

This is where we do most of our big performances

(shoes tapping)

Don't be afraid to be who you are.

- Kid Stew. (electricity sizzles)

("This is Me" by Keala Settle)

♪ I am not a stranger to the dark ♪

♪ Hide away, they say ♪

♪ 'Cause we don't want your broken parts ♪

♪ I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars ♪

♪ Run away, they say ♪

♪ No one'll love you as you are ♪

♪ But I won't let them break me down to dust ♪

♪ I know that there's a place for us ♪

♪ For we are glorious ♪

♪ When the sharpest words wanna cut me down ♪

♪ I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out ♪

♪ I am brave, I am bruised ♪

♪ I am who I'm meant to be, this is me ♪

♪ Look out 'cause here I come ♪

♪ And I'm marching on to the beat I drum ♪

♪ I'm not scared to be seen ♪

♪ I make no apologies, this is me ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ When the sharpest words wanna cut me down ♪

♪ I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out ♪

♪ I am brave, I am bruised ♪

♪ I am who I'm meant to be, this is me ♪

♪ Look out 'cause here I come ♪

♪ And I'm marching on to the beat I drum ♪

♪ I'm not scared to be seen ♪

♪ I make no apologies, this is me ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ This is me ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ And I know that I deserve your love ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ 'Cause there's nothing I'm not worthy of ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ When the sharpest words wanna cut me down ♪

♪ I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out ♪

♪ This is brave, this is proof ♪

♪ This is who I'm meant to be, this is me ♪

♪ Look out 'cause here I come ♪ ♪ Look out 'cause here I come ♪

♪ And I'm marching on to the beat I drum ♪

♪ Marching on, marching, marching on ♪

♪ I'm not scared to be seen ♪

♪ I make no apologies, this is me ♪

♪ When the sharpest words wanna cut me down ♪

♪ I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out ♪

♪ I'm gonna send a flood ♪

♪ Gonna drown them out ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ This is me ♪

- Kid Stew. (electricity sizzles)

♪ Oh, give me a home ♪

- Out of all the animals in the world,

I think some are really special,

like horses.

The only thing like better than riding them

is reading about them.

And this girl knows exactly what I mean,

right Tootsie?

(horse whinnies)

- This is Paint the Wind, but Pam Munoz Ryan.

It's about an orphan named Maya

who moves to a ranch in Wyoming.

There are wild mustangs, exciting adventures,

and a really special horse named Artemisia

who ends up saving Maya's life.

(horse whickers)

I know, pretty intense,

but it all works out in the end.

There's something about being around horses

that makes Maya a better person.

Sometimes animals can do that.

Paint the Wind, by Pam Munoz Ryan, is a great horse book.

And if you love horses, there's a lot more to chose from,

just ask your librarian or teacher, giddyup.

(singer vocalizing) (chiming music)


- Hello?


- Hello.

(chiming music)

- Thank you for joining us on our Kids Do Interviews.

- Thank you for having me, Madison,

this is fun.

- First question is,

how old were you when you started to write stories?

- Oh my goodness,

back around the Civil War, no,

I was 10 years old

and I took books off the shelf in my room,

my favorite books

and I would type pages from the books,

just to practice that

and it dawned on me some time later

that I could be writing my own stories.

- What was the most fun thing you write about?

- Without a doubt, my time with Disney.

And especially I get to go inside the Disney parks

after closing hours

and I get to go on the rides when they're shut down

and then they turn them on for me

and I get to ride them 10 and 12 times

and I take furious notes

and then I write chapters about what scared me

of what interested me or what excited me.

That experience has been the experience of a lifetime.

The only thing that's passed it is

getting to write with Dave Berry for 10 years.

He's a Pulitzer Prize winning, funny, funny guy.

And those 10 years were probably the best ever.

- And speaking of Disney rides,

what is your favorite ride at Disney?

- My, I just said I don't like favorites,

what'll I do, Madison?

I don't like favorites!

No, I think the best beginning, middle and end ride

is Splash Mountain.

- Oh.

- Splash Mountain is spot on for beginning, middle and end,

the middle is dark

and it gets more complicated in that flat part,

the end is that chute where I scream and hide my head.

- Thank you for joining us on the Kids Do Interviews.

- Thanks for inviting me into the Stew.

(bright music)

(slurping) - Oh, how sweet it is.

Hello, I'm Nicholas,

and welcome back to the Kid Stew Ewws!,

the news show where the truth is always gross.

(exciting music)

In breaking news from the 15th century,

Queen Isabella of Spain thought that bathing led to illness,

so she took only two baths in her entire life.

(chucking) - Eww.

- In other hygiene news,

ancient Romans used powdered mouse brains for toothpaste.

- Eww!

- Mmm, mousey fresh.

Stand by, more ewws after a message

from one of our despicable sponsors.

(bright music)

- Can I get some water over here?

Thank you, darling.

Kids, do you ever feel overlooked by the legal system?

Ignored by the wheels of justice?

Well you can right that wrong right now,

♪ Kidlaw ♪

by calling 1-555-KIDLAW.

♪ Kidlaw ♪

The law firm with you in mind.

♪ Kidlaw ♪

Having a property dispute with a sibling?

♪ Kidlaw ♪

Had a little slip and fall

at your neighbor's slip and slide?

♪ 1-555-KIDLAW ♪

Our junior partners are standing by

and we've got your back.

Kids, legal opportunities are all around you,

if you know where to look.

Wilted lettuce on that cafeteria salad?

We'll get a subpoena.

Nailed by a dodge ball in gym class?

We'll take it to courts.

And these monkey bars on the playground?

A lawsuit waiting to happen. (monkey hooting)

Remember, if you even think that you've been wronged,

offended, insulted, or injured in any way,

don't wait.

Call now.

No case too small.

Am I done?

(bright music)

- And we're back.

Let's go now to our special science correspondent, Blake,

who has a report on a very colorful discovery.

Blake, over to you.

- That's right, Nicholas.

Here I am on the island of Papua New Guinea,

checking the rare Prasinohaema lizard,

the only creature in the world

with green skin, green tongue,

green bones and green blood.


- Wait, I think I saw one of those on St. Patrick's Day.

Thanks, Blake, revolting as always.

And now, please stay tuned for

an exclusive Kid Stew science report

on a truly important environmental topic,

the disappearance of honey bees?.

Our special program, Where Be the Bees, stars right now.

- It's a fact,

honeybee colonies are declining by more than 30% a year.

Scientists are baffled.

Farmers are worried.

To find out why this is such a critical situation,

let's ask an actual honeybee, Mr. H. B. Drone.

- Please, call me Buzz.

- Well, Buzz, what makes honeybees so special?

- Well, we pollinate flowers and fruits.

So without us no lavender, no strawberries,

and no apples.

We're talking wasteland.

- But then why are you disappearing?

- Stress, parasites, viruses, pesticides?

Maybe all of the above.

How am I supposed to know,

I was only a B student. (audience laughing)

- Mr. Buzz, I hope that you'll agree

that this is a very serious subject?

- Serious, sure.

But let me tell you something,

not everybody's that sympathetic.

- Well, let's be honest,

some people don't like bees because you, well, sting.

- Well, that's just a bad rap, okay?

Bees only sting when we're scared or angry,

like when somebody puts a stick in our hive

or steals all of our honey.

How would you like it?

- Fair point.

- Other than that, bees wouldn't hurt a fly.

- Well, Buzz, I'd like to thank you for your time

and personally say I hope you don't become extinct.

- That make two of us.

Oh, almost forgot,

some honey, compliments of the colony.

- Why, thank you, Buzz.

- And the queen sends her regards.

- Friends, the world needs bees

and they're disappearing fast.

To learn more about it,

ask your teacher or librarian.

But for now, here's a message about bees

we all need to hear.

- Kid Stew. (electricity sizzles)

(gentle piano music)

♪ When you find yourself in granny's garden ♪

♪ Such a wondrous sight to see ♪

♪ What's behind those blossoms ♪

♪ Thank the bee ♪

♪ When you pass your plate of crudites ♪

♪ All those veggies wild and free ♪

♪ What's behind those munchies ♪

♪ Thank the bee ♪

♪ Thank the bee, thank the bee ♪

♪ Thank the bee, yeah, thank the bee ♪

♪ Nothing could be greater ♪

♪ Thank the bee ♪

♪ Thank the bee, thank the bee ♪

♪ Thank the bee, yeah, thank the bee ♪

♪ Nothing could be greater ♪

♪ Thank the bee ♪

♪ Thank the bee, thank the bee ♪

♪ Thank the bee, yeah, thank the bee ♪

♪ They're the pollinators, thank the bee ♪

- [Together] Save the bees!

(electricity sizzles)

- Oh, great.

I just got a reminder about my dentist appointment tomorrow.

- So, what's the big deal?

- Yeah, it's not like how it was in the old days.

- The old days?

The old days.

The old days.

Wait, where am I?

You're not my dentist.

- Of course I am, I'm the only dentist within 100 miles,

also the the only barber.

But let's take a look.

Well, sonny, you've got yourself

a teensy, tiny cavity on your second molar.

We gotta yank it.

- What're you talking about?

It's just a small cavity, why can't you fill it?

- Gold shortage.

Silver too.

No filling materials, gotta yank it.

- Hold on, hold on.

Can I get a second opinion here?

- Why certainly, wise idea.

Nurse Helga!

- Yes, Doctor?

- This young man has himself

a teensy, weensy cavity on his second molar.

I say yank it.

Why don't you have a look?

- Doctor, I agree.

Yank it.

- Very well.

Prepare the anesthetic!

- Preparing the anesthetic.

- [Together] Yank it, yank it.

- [All] Yank it, yank it, (drill whirring)

yank it, yank it, yank it.

- Hey, Luke,

you looked like you were someplace else for a minute.

- You have no idea, see ya later.

- Yo, where're you goin'?

- I gotta brush, I'm not taking any chances.

- And don't forget to floss.

- Kid Stew. (electricity zapping)


- Hey, Armando. ("Africa" by Toto)

Cool it, you're gonna disturb the neighbors.

- Sorry, I'm just

really getting into the spirit of African drumming,

so satisfying.


You know, in Africa drums are used to play music

and to send messages.


- So, which are you doing?

- To tell you the truth,

I'm not sure.

- Well, you wanna hear the real thing?

- You mean?

- How good is your aim?

- Haven't missed yet.

- [Satine] Africa, here we come.

("Pray for Me" by The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar)

♪ I'm always ready for a war again ♪

♪ Go down that road again ♪

♪ It's all the same ♪

- This is the African Ostrich

and this is Africa.

- Ostriches are pretty cool birds.

As you can see they are really, really big,

and really, really heavy

and they do not fly.

But if you look at their massive legs, their big toes,

they're really, really good at running.

They can run about 43 miles per hour.

- The unique thing about the zebra

is that every single zebra has a different pattern,

kinda like everybody's fingerprint,

there's not one that's exactly the same.

The African eland is the largest antelope in Africa.

♪ Who gon' pray for me ♪

♪ Take my pain for me ♪

This is the African Lion.

♪ Save my soul for me ♪


You hear that?

That sounds like drumming.

Wow, that was absolute amazing.

- Thank you.

- Can you play one more rhythm and dance

before I leave Africa?

I'd really, really love to hear it.

- And we would really, really love to do that for you.

And the name of the rhythm and dance

from Guinea, West Africa,

is called Makru.

- Makru. - Yes.

- Thank you. - You're welcome.

("Makru" by Delou Africa)

(electricity sizzles)

- That's it for this episode.

- But see you next time the stars align,

- [Together] On Kid Stew!

- Kid Stew. (electricity sizzles)

- Well, bust my, sorry, I forgot.

- Is reading about them.

Do I say the rest of the lines?

- We personally love the stories

because we get to experience them anew

every day of shooting.

And there were a few segments that I was in

that I really loved.

I mean, I know I'm going to love the dentist scene,

but the place the at we're filming it is so cool.

What I want to do later in life

is probably, like, be an actor.

I mean, I love acting, I love memorizing stuff,

I love all the hard work.

And it'll all pay off one day.

- (exhales) Sorry, I forgot my line.

- Well, I love doing the songs, like This is Me

and I'm actually dressed for

one of the songs that we're gonna do today.

And I like the intros and the time travels

because it's cool to see

my friends dressed up in the wigs and stuff.

When you're doing something, do it full-out,

because you're never gonna live this moment again.

- Nurse Helga!

- Yes, Doctor?

- Oh my gosh.

- I recorded Thank the Bees in a recording studio,

which was cool, 'cause I never done that before.

And then on a stage they had a piano

and I lip synced to what I had already recorded

and so as it all came together

it got better and better.

Love what you do and do what you love.

- Sodium diox, hyoxide.

- To find out more why this is such a serious--

- In Africa, drums are used to play message,


(electricity sizzles)

(upbeat music)


- (Child) Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation.

(bright music)


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