Kid Stew


Kid Stew 204

The kids get inspired by Alexander Graham Bell, author Jill Sheeley, composer Philip Glass, and French culture. Plus, coral reef restoration, body image, trying new things, ski patrol rescue dogs, music, joke shop science, Kid Stew Ewws and more.

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

(Irish folk music)

Aw me precious beauties.

Hold your horses, how'd you find

me wee out of the way hide away?

Actually a rainbow led us here.

I hope you've got some food in there.

Stand back, laddie, you'll not be taking me pot o' gold.

Of course not, we're just a little hungry.

Well I suppose I could fix you up some boiled cabbage.

So I'm guessing you don't have any Kid Stew.

Kid Stew, by the beard of St. Patrick, what's that?

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

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

Faith in McGraw, I got me pot

and I got me treasure, but I got no Kid Stew.

[Both] Well you're in luck, 'cause we do!

(upbeat music)

♪ There's a world for me and you ♪

♪ A lot of things to see and do ♪

♪ Every day 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

and the Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Trust.

Blake, what's going on?


It's my time travel helmet, like it?

Very stylish, but we've been through this before.

You don't need any equipment.

What a relief, this thing is a sweat box.

You ready for another trip?

You bet.

♪ All of my change I spent on you ♪

♪ I'm at a payphone ♪


Here we go.

Where are we?

I have no idea.

Ahoy, Watson, can you hear me?

Come in, Watson, still nothing.

Who is this guy, he doesn't even know how to use a phone.

Looks like some kinda science lab.

I'll bet he's an inventor.

Watson, is that you?

I've been trying to call you all morning.

No sorry, I'm Madison and this is Blake.

We're from the future.

I dream about the future all the time.

Bell's the name, Alexander Graham Bell.

I knew it, one of the greatest inventors ever.

More of a total loser at the moment, I'm afraid.

Transmitting sound over distance

with an electric current is a tough nut to crack.

Mr. Bell, can I show you something?

Sure why not, I've got zilch happening here.

[Siri] Hello Mr. Alexander Bell.

What's this?

Mr. Bell, it's your invention, it's a telephone.


Also a computer, a compass, a flashlight, a book,

a radio, a clock, a weather station, and on and on.

But all I want is to find a way

for people to talk to each other.

Actually in the future we're

more about texting and tweeting.

Tweeting, I'm afraid to ask.

The point is Mr. B, you're on the right track.

You're gonna change the world, don't give up.

Okay here's the deal, I'll promise

to invent the telephone if you promise

to actually talk to people on it, including your parents.

Pinky swear, Mr. Bell, now how 'bout a selfie?

A what?

Say wifi!

Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first telephone call

later that year to his assistant Mr. Thomas Watson.

If you search online you can find

the actual recording of Mr. Watson talking about that call.

I think I'll listen to it on my iPhone, nice work Mr. Bell.

[Robotic Voice] Kid Stew!

♪ Diving deep into the ocean ♪

Whoa is this coral?

That's so cool.

Hi welcome to the adventures lab.

Hi. Hi.

Yes indeed this is coral that you're seeing here.

We're trying to help corals that are being used to restore

our coral reefs be more heat resistant so that they have

a better chance of surviving climate change.

A lot of people think that coral are plants

because they don't get up and walk around,

but actually corals are animals that are related to jellies.

So they've got tentacles that they use

to capture food from the water column.

But the cool thing about corals is that

they actually get a huge proportion

of their daily energy needs met,

not from eating food the way we think of,

but actually from a symbiotic partner.

Have you guys ever heard that term before, symbiosis?

No. Nope.

Symbiosis, that word means living together.

So symbiosis is kinda like me and my brothers?

Kind of, except in nature, symbiosis

is happening between two different species.

Yeah like me and my brothers.


Well sometimes.

One quarter of all marine fish species

depend on coral reefs at some point in their lives.

So they're not just important for fish habitat

and they're not just beautiful, although they are.

They also serve as barriers that protect

the coast line from big storms.

So corals build their skeletons out of minerals that

they get from the water just like you build your bones

out of minerals that you're getting from your food.

So the mineral that they're using is called

calcium carbonate and we call that limestone.

Another reason why this type of coral,

the staghorn coral is used so commonly

for coral reef restoration is because it grows

relatively quickly for a coral.

In contrast, this coral, this is what we call a brain coral

was probably more like 40 years old when it died.

So this type of coral has a different

type of growth pattern, obviously.

We sometimes also call this a maze coral.

But they just grow millimeters per year, layer by layer.

If we look at the underside you can see some

of those layers, kind of like the rings on a tree, right.


Would you like to take this back and show the other kids?

Really? No way!


Thanks for letting us learn about coral.

It was really fun.

Yeah thank you so much. Oh you're welcome, guys.

See ya, bye. Bye.

Bye. Have a nice day.

Hey Nicholas, what's going on?

Those are some pretty cool steps.

Hey Caroline, yeah I wish.

I think I've got two left feet, I give up.

Whoa oh no you don't, you gotta keep trying.

Easy for you to say, you can dance.

Hold it, I love to dance, but

do you know how times I've tried and failed at it?


Trust me, you can do this, just follow me.

Cue music!


♪ I won't give up no I won't give in ♪

♪ Till I reach the end and then I'll start again ♪

♪ Though I'm on the lead ♪

♪ I wanna try everything ♪

♪ I wanna try even though I could fail ♪


♪ Try everything ♪


♪ Try everything ♪


♪ Try everything ♪


♪ Look how far you've come ♪

♪ You filled your heart with love ♪

♪ Baby you've done enough that cut your breath ♪

♪ Don't beat yourself up ♪

♪ Don't need to run so fast ♪

♪ Sometimes we come last but we did our best ♪

♪ I won't give up no I won't give in ♪

♪ Till I reach the end and then I'll start again ♪

♪ Though I'm on the lead ♪

♪ I wanna try everything ♪

♪ I wanna try even though I could fail ♪


♪ Try everything ♪


♪ Try everything ♪


(eerie music)

Hey, really big brain, are you awake?

[Brain] Uh sure, I was just relaxing

with some awesome alpha waves.

Look, we brought you something, check this out.

[Brain] For me, you shouldn't have.

It's brain coral.

[Brain] Whoa, it's like looking in a mirror!

We figured you'd be an expert on it.

[Brain] Brainiology is my specialty.

So brain coral is made up of lots of rows

of individual organisms called polyps.

All those wavy rows are what make it

a dead ringer for yours truly.

I have to admit, there is a strong resemblance.

[Brain] Bet you didn't know that brain coral

can grow to be six feet tall and can live for 900 years.

Wow, impressive!

[Brain] But you know what it doesn't have?

What's that?

[Brain] A sense of humor.

Why does coral live in salt water?

We give up.

Because pepper water makes it sneeze.

Okay thanks for the info RBB.

Enjoy your new friend.

Bye now.

[Brain] Thanks kids.

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

(dramatic intro music)

Oh good for you, hello I'm Nicholas

and welcome back to Kid Stew Ewws,

the news show where the truth is always gross.

Our opening story today is right at my fingertips.

We're reporting that the longest fingernails

ever recorded measured over 26 feet.


And at the other end of the animal spectrum,

when threatened, geckos can break off their own tails.


Eww and ouch.


Now turning to the world of fashion.

The special shimmer and shine in some

leading lipsticks come from fish scales.


Time now for a message from

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(dramatic intro music)

And now let's go to Blake for a report

from a very unique convention.

That's right Nicholas, here I am

at the World Burping Federation Competition.


Where contestants from across the country

gather to reclaim the proud art of belching.


Nice one sir, incidentally the loudest belch

on record came in at over 100 decibels!

That's louder than a chain saw.

Thank you Blake, remind me not to

invite that guy for Thanksgiving.


And that's it for this edition of Kid Stew Ewws.

Until next time, keep it real and keep it gross.

(upbeat music)

Check out this story about dogs

who do a very special kinda job.

You'll love this one, Ozzie.

♪ Help I need somebody ♪

Hi I'm Doug Lesch with Copper Mountain Ski Patrol.

I'm Devon Toll.

[Doug] And we're here at Copper Mountain Ski Area

12,000 feet above sea level on this beautiful ski day.

This is Grua, he's five months old

and he is a cold-triever.

This is Keena, she uses her nose

to find people who are buried under the snow.

Who's a good girl?


So Keena is trained just like Grua was trained.

The difference is as the pups get older

and more experienced we start to make the drill longer.

We start to make the depth of the person

buried in the snow cave deeper.

And we start to make the site in which

the dog has to work on bigger.


Good girl, yeah.

Luckily Keena hasn't had to go out

and find anybody who's been buried in an avalanche.

But if that ever happens she's

ready to go with her awesome scent.

♪ Help me help me help me ♪

(upbeat music)

This is Jill Sheeley who wrote a series of books

about Fraser the yellow dog

who lives in the mountains out West.

Hi kids, how are ya?

We're great, so Jill what was the inspiration

for your stories about Fraser?

My inspiration for writing the Fraser series is very easy.

I had a dog named Fraser who was an amazing rescue dog.

I had a daughter named Courtney

and my husband was on ski patrol and mountain rescue.

So the first book I did was Adventures of Fraser

the Yellow Dog: Rescue on Snowmass Mountain.

And that led to Adventures of Fraser

the Yellow Dog: Rescue on Aspen Mountain

where they find a puppy in a mine shaft

and save the puppy and then adopt the puppy.

And then we go to Rescue at Maroon Bells

where the girls go up and play hockey

and Maggie takes the puck and leads Courtney

to some ice that she falls in so Fraser

has to come along and rescue her.

What was your favorite book growing up?

Oh my favorite book when I was growing up was Old Yeller.

Did you write a lot as a kid?

Good question, wrote all the time as a child.

I had journals, wrote stories, poems.

I wrote plays, yes I wrote all the time.

What do you think makes dogs so special?

I think dogs are the most loyal animals in the world

and they love you unconditionally

and you get to go on many adventures with them

and they just lie quietly by your side

and give you lots of love.

[Both] Thanks Jill, bye now.

Bye kids, thanks for being here.

Great chatting with you!


Arg, howdy mateys, how are ya?

Welcome back Kid Stew!


How are you?

You guys ready to see some magic and learn something too?

Yeah! Of course!

Okay, hey David you still with me?

That's still really weird.

Yeah it's really weird.

Now watch this, this is an empty cup.

I'm gonna put some water inside the cup.

Whoa! Oh my gosh!

Whoa! Whoa.

Wait there's nothing in there.

Did you see that? Where'd it go?

Yeah where'd it go?

It's magic!

Not exactly, time for a little science.

This is a simple case of changing states of matter.

The sodium polyacrylate powder transforms into gel

when mixed with H2O, that's water to you.

When the powder expands, the water disappears

like magic, scientifically speaking.

[Robotic Voice] Kid Stew!

(operatic music)

[Caroline] Hey Luke, what're you up to?

I'm painting a portrait of Ozzie.

He's a great subject, hey Ozzie, chin up.



I was inspired by the French impressionist

painters of the late 19th century.

Well you're definitely making an impression.

Could be better if I saw some actual French artwork.

Well not pay a visit to France?

France, (speaks in French)


And we're off.

(upbeat music)

France has some of the greatest

collections of art in the world.

Whether it's da Vinci's Mona Lisa in the Louvre

or the modern paintings of the Musee d'Orsay.

France is also home to the

impressionists of the 19th century.

Impressionism is a study of light in the moment.

Monet, Manet, and Degas were inspired

by the world of light around them.

We're meeting today with Duaiv,

one of the leading French artists

who takes inspiration from these masters.

Uh excusez moi, are you Duaiv?

Yes sir.

Oh it's nice to meet you. How are you?

Now I understand that you know

a lot about impressionism.

I love the impressionists because it's the

first artist who are not appreciated by the critic.

You can capture the moment, the light

and so it's why you have to go fast.

So can you show me what impressionism is all about?

What color do you want?

I'll pick--

The first one.


So how do you get inspired by these colors?

It just arrives, you know?

It's why I love impressionist.

So for example we do, that is the night air, you see?

So from that you can do everything you want.

I put any colors, you see?

Now I notice in a lot of impressionist artwork

they paint the same scene over and over and over again.

Can you tell why that is?

Yeah because when you do a painting,

it's one moment, it's one impression, one energy.

And if you do the same painting

or another painting one hour later

or the next day it doesn't look the same

because the emotion is different,

the color are different, the light is different.

Well sadly this is goodbye.

It was really nice meeting you.

Your artwork is amazing. Nice to meet you, thank you.

I'm gonna go check out some more, bye.

(somber piano music)

Hi and welcome to Kid Stew Classics.

Some people say classical music has to follow

classical rules called music theory.

Well New York composer Phillip Glass has his own theory

and it's about breaking all the rules.

Just listen, varying arpeggios,

complicated time signatures, dissonant chords.

That's why Philip Glass music doesn't sound

like anything else, it's like a whole new musical language.

As Philip Glass says, "If what you're saying

"doesn't require a new language,

"then what you're saying probably isn't new."


(leaves crunching)


("Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran)


Oh my, I'm so scared, a real live wolf!

What big eyes you have.

The better to see you with my dear.

And what a big nose you have.

The better to smell my dinner my dear.

And what big ears you have.

The better to, what the, ouch!

Oh don't be such a baby, I just attached

a simple electronic tagging device.

Don't you know you're an endangered species?

Hold it, this is not how the story goes.

You're supposed to be in danger.

Now that you're tagged we'll

be able to track your movements.

Whatever happened to privacy?

Listen wolfy, there used to millions of you

in North America, now there's about 50,000.

You need help to survive.

Hey I'm still top of the food chain.

True, but your natural habitat is shrinking.

You're still a target for hunters

and some people still wanna trap you for your beautiful fur.

Don't remind me, last year my uncle

ended up as a hat and a pair of mittens.

Well you are now research subject Canis lupus FC52.

We're gonna keep an eye on you.

Thanks, I guess.

If you wanna know more about animals

on the endangered list and how you can help,

just ask a science teacher or a librarian.


Just tell them the big bad wolf sent you.


Hey friends welcome to Body Image,

the game show where looks are everything.

Are you contestants ready to play?

Our contestants today are the adorable Milena,

the fetching Satine, and the very attractive Madison.

Ready girls, let's play Body Image.

Contestants look at our body image screen please.

Does Marie here look prettier with bangs or without?

(clock ticking)

Wow Satine is quick to the buzzer.

So Satine, bangs or no bangs?

It makes no difference, however she feels best is fine.

Oh I'm sorry, the correct answer is much cuter with bangs.

Next question, which of these girls

will boys find more attractive?

(clock ticking)


You can't just tell by looks.

Wait, you can't?

Of course not, what about brains, talent, personality,

all the things that might not show in a stupid picture.

Well the name of the show is Body Image.

Well you know what, we're not playing anymore.

Uh what's happening, maybe we should cut to commercial.

Hey what do you think would happen

if we all held our buzzers down?

No no, don't do that you could overload the...

(alarms blaring)

Control room we have a situation!

You bet we do.

This is to all the viewers at home.

Body Image has officially been canceled.

From now on, you're in charge of your own image.

Now a word from our sponsor.

A recent study shows that between the ages of eight

and 14, girls experience a 30% drop in confidence.

What, we gotta do something about that.

Are you with me girls?

(upbeat country music)

♪ This is for all you girls about thirteen ♪

♪ High school can be so rough can be so mean ♪

♪ Hold on to, on to your innocence ♪

♪ Stand your ground when everybody's givin' in ♪

♪ This one's for the girls ♪

♪ Who've ever had a broken heart ♪

♪ Who've wished upon a shooting star ♪

♪ You're beautiful the way you are ♪

♪ This one's for the girls ♪

♪ Who love without holdin' back ♪

♪ Who dream with everything they have ♪

♪ All around the world ♪

♪ This one's for the girls ♪

♪ Yeah we're all the same inside ♪

♪ The same inside ♪

♪ From one to ninety nine ♪

♪ This one's for the girls ♪

♪ Who've ever had a broken heart ♪

♪ Who've wished upon a shooting star ♪

♪ You're beautiful the way you are ♪

♪ This one's for the girls ♪

♪ Who love without holdin' back ♪

♪ Who dream with everything they have ♪

♪ All around the world ♪

♪ This one's for the girls ♪

♪ This one's for all the girls ♪

Well that's a wrap for this episode.

May the luck of the Irish be with you till next time.

[All] On Kid Stew!

[Robotic Voice] Kid Stew!

Well I have to admit you, oh sorry

there is a strong resemblance.

A radio, a computer, a ra...

Stand back, laddie


I thought I was gonna hit you.


I listen to all types of music really, anything.

In my future I wanna be the president

of the United States of America.


[Director] That was funny.

It was stuck.

[Director] You gotta position that so you can get it.

(all singing)

Sodium dioxide, hyoxide, (scoffs)

The news honestly, it's actually a pretty fun thing

and then the gross facts, I google them sometimes

and then I'm like whoa, that's disgusting.

In my future I'm planning to be a professional actor

and if that doesn't work out I'll be an archeologist.

Body Image has officially been canceled.

This is to all the viewers at home.

Wait did I do that wrong?


(upbeat music)

[Child] Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation

and the Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Trust.


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