Kid Stew

S2 E5 | FULL EPISODE

Kid Stew 205

The kids get inspired by Marie Curie, author Soman Chainani, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and Polynesian culture. Plus, revising the Revolution, climate change, artistic cavemen, fairy tale consent, humane society, music, Kid Stew Ewws and more.

AIRED: May 29, 2019 | 0:29:00
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Aw, Mr. and Mrs. Bellevue.

Cabin 26, if I'm correct.

Welcome to the Sunset Dining Deck.

Um, should we be worried?

About what, sir?

This ship is seriously tilting.

It's probably just something shifting in the cargo hold.

Would you like to hear tonight's specials?

What could you possibly serve in conditions like this?

May I suggest the oatmeal?

It really sticks to the table, if you catch my drift.

I'm feeling kinda queasy.

Maybe just a little kid stew?

Say again please?

Kid stew.

It's a show by kids, about kids, and for kids.

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

Well, I'll check with the galley,

but I'm pretty sure we have no kid stew.

[Kids] Well ahoy there, we do!

(zapping)

(upbeat music)

♪ 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 ♪

♪ Everyday is something new ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

(zapping)

[Girl] Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Cornelia T Bailey Charitable Trust.

(zapping)

Hey, nice ox.

[Ook] It's a buffalo.

Okay, if you say so.

Look, Ook, how about we get out of this cave

and start migrating?

You know, follow the herds.

Do some stocking and hunting.

Why now, Neek?

Well, the Ice Age is ending.

Are you really gonna bring up global warming again?

Call it what you want.

All I know is that the ice is changing.

Let's get out there and find

some wooly mammoths before they go extinct.

Yeah, like the two of us could take down a wooly mammoth.

Maybe we could,

if you'd spend less time painting on walls

and more time making spear tips out of stone.

I'll tell you something.

400 centuries from now, someone's gonna look at this wall

and say you know what?

This guy had talent.

Any neanderthal could make a spear tip.

Hey, those neanderthals are tough.

We could learn a thing or two from them.

You know, maybe now that the climate's a little warmer,

we could stay one place, grow some crops.

Crops?

Food.

Permanent agriculture.

That way, we wouldn't have to chase animals around.

We'd have our own livestock, and we'd be civilized.

Civilized.

Big word for a cave dweller.

The world is changing, my friend.

We need to evolve.

I'm not sold.

Well, if we build a community,

it'd be a lot easier to find some mates.

Now I'm sold.

These beautiful genes deserve to be passed on.

(zapping) (dramatic music)

Hey, nice ox.

[Boy] It's a buffalo.

Okay, if you say so.

Cave paintings like these are a direct link

to the creativity of our ancient ancestors.

To find out more about prehistoric art,

ask your teacher or librarian.

You know what?

This guy had talent.

(zapping) ♪ Kid Stew ♪

Man, that was a long haul.

Nice to be back home in our neck of the woods.

Well, bless my 18 wheeler, what have we here?

Hey sweet face.

You talking to us?

You know, you girls got it lucky.

How's that?

Well, me and my buddy Peeboke here

just drove 500 miles hauling a ton of hogs.

Now that's hard work.

And?

And all you girls gotta do is sit there and look pretty.

Are you gonna sit still for that?

I don't think so.

(upbeat music)

♪ Could dress up ♪

♪ To get love ♪

♪ But guess what ♪

♪ I'm never gonna be that girl ♪

♪ Who's living in a Barbie world ♪

♪ Could wake up ♪

♪ In make up ♪

♪ And play dumb ♪

♪ Pretending that I need a boy ♪

♪ Who's gonna treat me like a toy ♪

♪ I know all the girlies wanna wear expensive things ♪

♪ And diamond rings ♪

♪ But I don't wanna be the puppet ♪

♪ That you're playing on a string ♪

♪ This queen don't need a king ♪

♪ Oh, I don't know what you've been told ♪

♪ But this girl right here's gonna rule the world ♪

♪ That is what I'm gonna be ♪

♪ Because I wanna be ♪

♪ I don't wanna sit still, look pretty ♪

♪ Oh, I don't know what you've been told ♪

♪ But this girl right here's gonna rule the world ♪

♪ That is what I'm gonna be ♪

♪ Because I wanna ♪

♪ No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty ♪

♪ You get off on your nine to five dream ♪

♪ Of picket fences and trophy wives ♪

♪ But no, I'm never gonna be ♪

♪ Because I don't wanna be ♪

♪ No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty ♪

(zapping)

♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

♪ Trying to call home ♪

♪ All of my change I spent on you ♪

Hey, Madison.

Is it true you have a time machine?

Yep, here it is.

This antique?

Why doesn't anyone believe me?

Come on.

Inside?

Unless you wanna ride on the roof.

♪ Prayers we made for two ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm at a payphone ♪

♪ Trying to call home ♪ (dialing)

♪ All of my change I spent on you ♪

Where are you taking me?

That's the fun of it, I have no idea.

(zapping) ♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

(zapping)

This is weird, a science lab with a light show.

This is no ordinary lab.

What's this?

I wasn't expecting visitors.

Sorry, didn't mean to interrupt your work.

What have you got there?

[Scientist] Just a little radioactive uranium.

Yikes, you've gotta be careful with that stuff, miss?

Madam Curie.

Marie Curie.

Marie Curie?

Wow, what an honor.

I'm Madison, this is Nicholas, we're from the future.

Where you are a certified science celebrity.

That's hard to believe.

I've isolated polonium and radium,

but I still don't know what to do with them.

Are you kidding?

That stuff is super useful.

Absolutely!

Radioactive material can treat disease,

create energy for whole cities, power nuclear submarines.

You're a true pioneer, Madam Curie.

You're gonna be the first person in history

to win not one, but two Nobel Prizes.

Two, are you kidding?

I think this calls for a little celebration.

Anyone for a uranium milkshake?

Whoa, that is not a good idea.

You might wanna stick to medical and industrial uses.

Anyway, we should be going.

Yeah, before we start glowing.

Here, have some radioactive isotopes.

They make great party favors.

Thanks, but pass.

Bye now.

(Radioactive by Imagine Dragons playing)

Marie Curie spent a long career

working with radioactive materials

before anyone understood how dangerous they were to handle,

but her research led to major breakthroughs in science,

and huge opportunities for women.

Thanks Marie, we owe you.

(dramatic music)

Ozzie did what?

Well, pick it up.

Hello, I'm Nicholas, and welcome back

to Kid Stew Ewws, where the truth is always gross.

This just in from Prehistoric Britain,

where the ancestors of present day Englishmen

used human skulls as drinking cups.

(slurping) Ew.

Pinkies up.

Our next story gets up close and personal,

because according to scientists,

tiny mites called jomoldacs make their homes

in the hair follicles of human eyelashes.

Ew! [Crowd] Ew!

Now, let's turn back the clock

to the Middle Ages, when medieval peasants

spend long evenings plucking lice

and fleas off each other's bodies.

Ew! [Crowd] Ew!

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(dramatic music)

And we're back with a report

from our intrepid nature correspondent, Satine,

who has bagged something big.

Satim? That's right, Nicholas.

I'm here in the wilds of New Zealand,

the natural habitat of the giant weta,

one of the world's largest insects.

This monster breathes through its skeleton

and has ears on its knees.

So gross.

We've trapped one in this cage.

Uh oh, the specimen has escaped.

Nicholas, this bug

is the size of my fist.

I'd hate to think what would happen

if it got onto the camera.

(insects chirping) (static hissing)

And we seem to be having some difficulties

with our satellite transmission.

We'll get back with Satim later, maybe.

(static hissing) [Satim] Ew, ew!

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

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

(static hissing) [Satim] It's in my socks! (crowd laughing)

(upbeat music)

Now let's try this again.

The rain in Spain

stays mainly in the plain.

The rain in Spain

stays mainly in the plain.

No, no, no, hideous!

Hopeless.

My dear Milena, you need to eliminate that accent.

Why, what's wrong with my accent?

Well, it's just--

My dear, it's not proper English.

But I'm not English, my family's from Costa Rica.

Never heard of it.

No matter.

Now that you live here, you should try and sound like,

well, like me.

But I'm proud of the way I speak.

Well, maybe you should sound more like me.

What?! Preposterous.

Tell me, professor, how many languages do you speak?

One, of course, English!

Bueno, yo hablo dos idiomas con fluidez.

I speak two languages fluently.

Yes, but your accent--

It's part of my heritage!

It's part of who I am.

One girl, two languages?

You must admit, sir, that is impressive.

Now, repeat after me.

La llueva en España solo los valles baña.

[Both] La llueva en España solo los valles baña.

Again.

[Both] La llueva en España solo los valles baña.

Excelente. Now, that wasn't so hard, was it?

Two languages instead of one.

I must say, it is a fascinating concept.

Who knows, professor?

It might make for a more interesting country.

By George, I think they've got it.

(angelic music)

I'm not all that bad, you know?

And I'm not all that good.

Those are just fairy tale cliches.

Bring the mold, Soman.

Write something different.

Show us as we really are, warts and all.

Hey, speak for yourself.

Come on guys, let me do my interview.

Go, go! (upbeat music)

Don't mind them.

So let's get to the interview.

Alright, let's do it.

I just started reading your book,

School for Good and Evil.

What made the inspiration for that?

I think what I felt was missing

was a story where you didn't know

what was gonna happen at the end.

Every story I ever read when I was your age

was about a hero in the first 10 pages

that you knew was gonna win.

Yeah. Like even Harry Potter.

I love Harry Potter, I've read it like 50 times,

but there was no way that that series ends

with Harry Potter dying

and Voldemort kicking off into the sunset, right?

So you always know what's gonna happen deep inside,

even if you pretend you don't.

What kind of lessons can be learned from fairy tales?

I think that there's a difference

between the original fairy tales and Disney fairy tales,

because Disney fairy tales, of course,

kind of teach you that good always wins, no matter what,

but the original fairy tales teach you

that it's not enough to be good,

it's not enough to want to do good.

It all comes down to how you act in the moment, right?

So you can proclaim yourself a good person.

We all do, right? [Interviewer] Yeah.

But then in the moment, what do you

do when you're tested?

And so I think that's the key to a fairy tale,

is a fairy tale puts a character

under pressure to do the right thing,

and if they do it, they survive.

If they don't, well, usually bad things happen.

What makes fairy tales so popular?

I think it's the fact that they're

like a survival guide to life, right?

If you're smart and you're able

to maneuver your way out of a situation

that really puts you to the ultimate test, right,

then you're meant to have a happy ending.

I know your family is from India.

Is there a difference between

Indian fairy tales and all the fairy tales like we read?

You know, it's interesting

that every fairy tale culture,

no matter where you go in the world,

often has similar types of stories.

So there's a Snow White story in every culture,

from, you know, western culture to Japanese culture

to Indian culture, there's a Cinderella story.

For some reason, humans produce

the same stories no matter what.

So if you look at a lot of Indian fairy tales,

they're quite similar to ours in their story.

The difference is there's a lot more of

a mythological base that sometimes invades the fairy tales.

Yeah.

In western fairy tales, there's the hero and the villain,

and sometimes in Indian culture, which I always loved,

was that they like to have two sides in the same person.

So you'll often have, you know,

a god or goddess who is both good

and then if you make them angry,

turns into an absolutely evil, destructive force, right?

Same thing, you might have a god

that's half man, half woman.

You might have something that's combined

into one in a way that you don't in other cultures,

and that's something that I always loved

and appears a lot in my books,

is the ability for one person

to have many different parts to them.

Thank you, Soman, for a great interview.

Let's see what's up next.

(zapping) ♪ Kid Stew ♪

Howdy, and welcome to Kid Stew classics.

Hear that voice? (country music)

That's a singing style called high lonesome,

made famous by Bill Monroe.

Now, Bill Monroe didn't exactly look like a star.

He kinda looked like somebody's daddy.

But the music he created called bluegrass

influenced everybody, from Elvis

to Bob Dylan to the biggest country singers,

which proves that sometimes, it's not how good you look,

it's how different you sound.

Hats off to you, Bill. (zapping)

(somber music)

Never have I come upon such a sorrowful scene.

Pray tell, forest friends,

what fate has befallen this fair maiden?

We think Snow White was poisoned, your highness.

It was a foul apple, from a wicked witch!

Or it could have been the salad dressing, jury's out.

Let me gaze a while upon her loveliness.

Is there anything you can do, my lord?

Are you certified in CPR, by any chance?

Behold, as I bestow upon her a magic kiss.

(record scratches)

Hold it right there, princy poo!

What's going on?

You think you can just run around

the forest kissing girls willy nilly?

But I was trying to rouse you from the sleep of doom!

Oh sure, that line might work was Ye Olde Tavern,

but not with me!

And you guys, what's with the long faces?

Snow, we thought you were-- Kaput!

Oh, for heaven's sakes!

Can a girl just put her feet up around here

without everyone going nuts?

Gadzooks, surely something is out of whack.

I'm supposed to carry you

away on my majestic white stallion.

What stallion?

Right, sorry, government cutbacks.

Wait, aren't there supposed to be seven of you?

Right, sorry, studio cutbacks.

Maybe we can turn this into a teachable moment.

What have we all learned here today?

Tell somebody before you take a snooze.

Always check for a pulse?

No, no touching or kissing without permission.

Right. That too.

Because not everyone you meet is a true prince charming.

(zapping) ♪ Kid Stew ♪

(funky music)

Hi, really b-big brain.

Is it me, or is there a chill in the air?

We j-just got b-back from Greenland.

And we brought back some actual glacial ice.

That's a real collector's item.

Did you know that billions of tons

of ice are melting every year?

So, what's wrong with a little

extra water on this great big planet?

Well, eventually, all the extra water

could raise sea levels enough

to cover islands and coastal cities.

Okay, that's not good.

I'm thinking of moving my lab to higher ground.

Hey, what's another name for ice?

No clue.

Skid stuff!

Get it, skid?

Because it's slippery?

Anyway, where should we put your...

Never mind.

Forget it, it's the thought that counts.

Anybody got a mop? (zapping)

(tropical music)

Whoa, Caroline, that's some tropical get up.

Well, it's a traditional Polynesian hair style.

Polynesia, I'm a little rusty on my geography.

Is that a country?

Actually, it's 15 countries,

spread out across a thousand different islands,

from Hawaii all the way down to New Zealand.

Sounds amazing, how do you get there?

Well, the original Polynesians use outrigger canoes,

or navigated by the stars.

I think I've got a better idea.

I like the way you think.

Just try to hit land.

South Pacific, here we come.

(Polynesian music)

That was pretty cool.

Hi, my name is Caroline, what's your name?

Hi, I'm Christianne, I'm glad you had fun.

Can you tell me a little bit

about the canoe we just rode?

Yes, they're called outrigger canoes.

Back in the day, it was very important

for the outrigger canoes to go from island to island

in the Polynesian culture.

They used to transport people,

they used to transport goods

and food from island to island.

How do they get around without GPS?

Well, the (speaking in foreign language)

has a very special person in the canoe

that knows how to navigate via the stars,

so they use the North Star to know where they are.

And I'm gonna use the North Star to get out of here.

See you. Bye.

(Polynesian music)

Are you doing Hula?

We sure are. We are, come and join us.

Can you tell me a little bit about what we're doing?

This is called the (speaking in foreign language).

This is step in a line, it's one of our basic moves,

and you're taking two steps to your right

and two steps to your left.

So when you take your hands out,

you're gonna pick up your flowers,

and you pick up your flowers again.

You're doing the (speaking in foreign language).

(Polynesian music)

(drums beating)

Tell me about the tradition of fire dancing.

So the fire knife is actually

called (speaking in foreign language).

One side of the fire knife has a blade,

a long staffed blade and a long staff,

very sharp, very dangerous.

We even use it to show how sharp

it is to cut the coconut.

Then we perform with it.

Then times changed, we added

fire to the ends of the fire knife.

Now (speaking in foreign language)

is our traditional fire knife.

This is Keana and Afa.

This is Polynesia, back to you guys.

(drums beating)

(zapping) ♪ Kid Stew ♪

(old English music)

(knocking on door)

(old English music)

(knocking on door)

Good day, we're looking for

Miss Ross, Miss Elizabeth Ross?

Please come in.

Please, call me Betsy,

and what business do you good gentlemen

have with a simple veiled seamstress?

We come on behalf of General George Washington.

George Washington, the father of our country?

Um, not so fast.

We don't actually have a country.

Yet. So, how can I help?

Well, before the United States of America

can become a real country, we need

an official American flag.

And word on the street is that

you're one of the best flag makers in all the colonies.

Sir, you flatter me.

It's been a crazy week.

The only fabric I have left is red, white, and blue.

What can I possibly do with that?

Not my concern.

Work your magic and see you next week.

(drum roll) Well, Miss Ross.

We are prepared to be dazzled.

I worked all weekend, hope you like it.

Ladies? (drum roll)

Gentlemen, what think you?

You totally nailed it!

Stars and stripes, brilliant!

The general will flip!

Gentlemen, it's been an honor

to create a flag for a country

where women have the same rights as men.

Um, actually-- Well-

The thing is that-- Speak up, sirs!

I sense that you are weaseling.

Women's rights, that's a bit of a sticky wicket.

We may need some time to get around to that.

How much time?

Maybe say a century and a half?

Give or take.

So I bust my butt coming up with a flag

for a country that won't even recognize

my basic rights for more than a century?

What's up with that?

Ladies?

♪ B Ross ♪

♪ 1776 ♪

♪ Uh huh ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ You fought a revolution and knew you had to win it ♪

♪ But you wrote a constitution and you never put us in it ♪

♪ You need to step it up, this is where we're all living ♪

♪ But we see some major holes ♪

♪ In the rights that we've been given ♪

♪ Like the right to vote and equal pay ♪

♪ And the right to play what we wanna play ♪

♪ Men, you're all good but you got some blind spots ♪

♪ So let's get busy and connect those dots ♪

♪ Gonna be loud and proud and make sure that you hear ♪

♪ Even if it takes a hundred years ♪

♪ A hundred years ♪

♪ The United States Constitution was written in 1787 ♪

♪ But women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 ♪

♪ Didn't get the right to equal pay until 1963 ♪

♪ Didn't even have equal rights ♪

♪ To play school sports until 1972 ♪

♪ Okay ladies, let's sew this thing up ♪

♪ Girls listen close, it's important that you know ♪

♪ You got rights wherever you go ♪

♪ Sometimes you gotta fight before you get through it ♪

♪ But whatever you dream, you can do it ♪

We clear, gentlemen?

Perfectly. Equal rights for everybody.

We're on it.

Tick tock, fellas, tick tock.

(zapping)

♪ If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea ♪

♪ I'll sail the world ♪

♪ To find you ♪

Hey Ozzie, really?

Do I sound that bad?

Where's he going?

I'm gonna find out.

Ozzie, wait up!

♪ If you ever find yourself lost ♪

♪ in the dark and you can't see ♪

♪ I'll be the light ♪

♪ To guide you ♪

♪ Find out what we're made of ♪

♪ Will we all call to help our friends in need? ♪

♪ You can count on me ♪

♪ Like one, two, three, I'll be there ♪

♪ And I know when I need it I can count on you ♪

Hey Ozzie, welcome back.

Do you belong to Ozzie?

Yeah, I was just wondering where he was headed.

Oh, he comes here all the time to play with his friends.

What friends?

Come on, I'll show you.

So here at the Humane Society of Broward County,

we have a wonderful adoption program.

We work so hard to find homes for all of the loving dogs,

cats, and other pets that we have here.

You know you can check out some of the shelters

in your own community to see how you can help.

Come on, let's go play.

♪ I'll sing a song beside you ♪

♪ And if you ever forget ♪

♪ How much you really mean to me ♪

♪ Every day I will ♪

♪ Remind you ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

Thanks for sharing your friends with me, Oz.

Yeah Ozzie, your friend can come back anytime.

♪ Count on me 'cause I can count on you. ♪

(zapping)

That's it for this episode.

See you next time on Fairy Tales Come True.

[All] On Kid Stew.

(zapping) ♪ Kid Stew ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

I'll give her a magic kiss.

[Cameraman] Hey, move up.

(laughter) Hold on.

(laughter)

[Cameraman] Back to one stool.

That's it for the kid's interview, I said that wrong.

(laughter)

(mumbling) (maniacal laughter)

Are you kidding?

I think this calls for a little celebration.

Anyone for a--

Uranium milkshake? Uranium milkshake.

And we're back with a report

from our intrepid nature correspondent.

Intrepid. (laughter)

See you.

(zapping) ♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

(upbeat rock music)

[Girl] Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Cornelia T Bailey Charitable Trust.

(upbeat music)

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