Citizenship Episode

Citizenship Episode


ANNOUNCER:
As members of a school,
a city, and a country,
we are all citizens.
On this episode
of Kids Clubhouse,
DanBot wants to practice
good citizenship
by being elected a leader.You know, my victory speech
for when I become President.ANNOUNCER: Some kids,
just like you and me,
create flags
to represent themselves.
♪ Now picture if you can ♪♪ A little town of wonder ♪♪ Where the citizens
Purr and prance ♪
♪ Throughout the street ♪ANNOUNCER: Doctor Notable
sings about the citizens
of Calico Kitty City,and Abby Brown learnshow we define good citizenship
at school.
It’s time
to pledge allegiance
to our country, our communities,
and ourselves because…
[unison] Today we’re talking
about citizenship.ANNOUNCER: It’s all next
on the
Kids Clubhouse.BOY ANNOUNCER:
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♪ Sometimes you wanna use
Imagination ♪
♪ And fly yourself
To the moon ♪
♪ Or fill your mind
With storytime rhymes ♪
♪ Straight from your favorite
Book or two ♪
♪ Well in this place
Adventure waits ♪
♪ At every silly turn ♪♪ So grab a healthy treat
Get on your feet ♪
♪ Let’s go laugh and learn ♪♪ Knock-knock it’s open
Come on in ♪
♪ A dandy kind of day
Is dawning ♪
♪ Filled with clubhouse fun
For you and me ♪
♪ Knock-knock
Start up your engines ♪
♪ Knock-knock
Come in and see ♪
♪ How much fun the kids
Clubhouse fun can be ♪
[guitar music] Greetings, friends, and welcome to the fantastic
Kids Clubhouse. I’m your friend Dan Wardell
and… Hmm. This is odd. The clubhouse seems to have had
quite the makeover. I can only assume this is
the work of one individual. [“Hail to the Chief” music] Welcome,
my fellow citizens. DanBot, what on earth
is all of this. Oh, Dad,
I’m glad you asked. I’m preparing for
my big victory speech. Victory speech?
What are you talking about? You know,
my victory speech, for when I become President. Okay. [laughs]
Become president? President of what? Wha– wha–
President of what– Soon I will become the President
of the United States of America. [“Hail to the Chief” music] Ah, DanBot,
I have some bad news for you. – Yeah?
– I don’t think you can become President? But, but, but why not? I paid
all of my parking tickets. Yes, but there are rules
to becoming the President. Ugh. Rules–
rules ruin everything. Okay. Now first of all, you need to be
at least 35 years or older. Hmm. Some of the parts
you built me with are from the 1950s. – Uh, true.
– Mm-hmm. But you also to need to
have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. Oh, Dad, I’ve lived here
my whole life. And every year has been
an adventure, my friend, but probably
most importantly, DanBot, you need to be
a United States citizen… – Hmm.
– …and I’m pretty sure citizen means humans,
not robots. Hmm. But does it say,
specifically say, robots are not allowed
to become President? Mmm, no. Oh, then, find me
some babies to kiss and some barbeques to crash. It’s time for this robot to become the next President
of the United States of America. [“Hail to the Chief” music
plays] DanBot, maybe you should adjust your expectations
just a little bit. Uhh, wait a second, you’re trying to tell me that
my expectations are too low. I should aim for
something bigger than President
of the United States of America. I should try to become
president… of the universe.DAN: President
of the universe?
What? Dad, it’s a well-known
fact that in outer space, robots are considered equal
to everything else that moves and talks. When it comes to the universe,
everyone is a citizen. DanBot, the universe
is a really big place. Are you sure about this? Oh, of course I am. Remember, we’re not just
citizens in our own community. We’re citizens in our state,
citizens in our country, citizens of our planet,
and of course… Citizens of our universe? Exactly. Okay, [chuckles] future
President of the Universe. I guess today
we’re talking all about… BOTH:
Citizenship. UNISON: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United
States of America… All citizens have
the power and the responsibility to take care of
fellow citizens. It’s called citizenship. And there are a lot of ways for kids to take care
of other people. [light, happy music]ANNOUNCER: In your family,
you can take care of each other
by lending a helping handor offering a kind word
of encouragement.
[cheering]It is also
your responsibility
to do your chores
and follow routines.
The citizens of your town
can take care of each other
by delivering goodies
to a neighbor
or making a card
for a friend in need.
In your town,
it’s your responsibility
to follow rules–
like buckling up.
And making sure garbage
gets into the trashcan
so our parks and streets
are clean and beautiful.
[peppy music]You might also be
a citizen of your school.
You can take care
of your classmates
by sharing your suppliesor explaining the meaning
of a new word.
Your responsibility
in your school
is to be quiet in class
so others can learn,
and do as your teacher asks
so that you can learn.
[peppy music]ABBY: Keeping the peace among
citizens requires leadership
and it could be the grown-ups
in your home,
the police officers
in your town,
or the teachers in your school.But it could also be you.When you follow the rules
and take care of others, the people around you
will do the same. Can I help you? Huh. [marching music] Uncle Sam here
and I want you, yes you, to agree to be an official
agent of the F.B.I.No, I’m not talking aboutthe Federal Bureau
of Investigation,
I’m talking about the Federal
Bureau of ICK, ICK, ICK.
As you’re probably aware,
ICK makes you sick.
[nose blows]And it can be
pretty tricky
because it takes on many forms.It could norovirus,
it could be E. coli.
It could even be
Salmonella or influenza.
The good news is it is tinyand can be stopped
from spreading.
And it’s your civic duty as a citizen of the United
States of America and the planet Earth
to do everything you can to eradicate ICK,
wherever ICK may be.You and your fellow citizens
can wash your hands
before and after eating
or preparing meals.
Always wash your handsafter using the restroom
or playing with pets.
And, of course, get in there
and scrub your grabbers
after coughing, sneezing,
or blowing your nose,and that means with soap.I, myself, like to sing
the National Anthem while I wash my hands so I know that I will
lather up and rinse for the appropriate
amount of time.Finally, dry off
with a clean towel and you–
yes, you–
can put an end to ICK, [fades] CK, ICK, ICK. [light upbeat music] These second graders
are citizens of their school, which means they follow rules and they’re responsible
for certain jobs. And today
they’re going to show me what it means to be
a citizen in their school. Are you guys ready
to take action? CHILDREN: Yeah. Being a good citizen means taking care
of your classroom. [light upbeat music] This is the list that tells all of the jobs
in our classroom. We carry the lunch boxes
to the lunch room. [light upbeat music] Citizenship means
taking care of the planet. CHILDREN: We carry it out
to the recycle bin. [light upbeat music] Bill, what are you
doing here, pal? I’m sad and I have
no one to play with. – Oh.
– I’m hoping someone can ask us to play. Oh. GIRLS: You guys–you want to
come and play with us? – Sure.
– Yeah? Let’s go. One of the ways
that you guys can be good citizens of your schools– if you clean up your parks
and your playgrounds. So are we ready to do that? CHILDREN: Yeah. First things first,
let’s put on some gloves. Okay? [children chatter] ABBY: One for you. Here we go, buddy. [peppy music] There you go.
Good job. Excellent.
Oh, my gosh. Good job. Thanks, Taylor. [indistinct] I’ll take that,
buddy. Thank you. What did we do today? We helped pick up trash. Yeah. And why is it important
to pick up trash? Because–
to keep our earth safe. [marching music]GIRL: Today we went
to the library
to learn about flags.BOY 1: Flags can be
big or small.
BOY 2: Flags can have
lots of different colors
or just a few.GIRL 1:
We used crayons and markers,
and ribbons and glue.GIRL 2: Everyone’s flag
is different.
I picked blue, green, gray,
and yellow, and orange. I’m going to do
five circlesfor the five people
in our family.
I’m drawing
my bunny, Cupcake. My flag shows that I love
my family and my pet frog. Instead of the stars
representing the United States, my stars represent my family. This is the sky.
This is the grass. My flag shows that I have
a lot of people in my family. [giggling] Baseball is
one of my favorite things so that’s why I chose to draw
the colors of baseball teams. [marching band music] I have all the things
that I like to do. I like to play tennis,
and do theater, and read. I put my bunny on my flag
because I love her. My flag makes me happy. [marching band crescendos] CHILDREN: [indistinct]. Whoa. [rocket rumbling]MAN: Live from the center
of the universe–
it’s time
for the intergalactic President
of the Universe debate,
with your moderator, Abby Brown.
Welcome, everyone,
to this historic event. Before we meet the candidates, let’s go over a few rules
for the audience. Rule number one, please hold
your applause until the end. Rule number two,
do not attempt to eat. Wait a second. Abby Brown is
running this debate? Oh, this is going to be
too easy. DanBot, when has Abby
ever gone easy on us? Oh, never. Exactly. Now, are you sure you’re
prepared for this debate? I’m ready, Dad. This is my big chance
to persuade the hearts and the minds
of the people to all vote for me so that I can become
President of the Universe. And now, let’s welcome
our first candidate. That’s you, DanBot.
Go, go, go, go. [whoop] Say hello
to the DanBot 2000. [cheering] – Ooh, this is so exciting.
– [cheering] Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Thank you. Our second candidate
is from the Globula Nebula, deep within the depths
of the Micro Mega Quadrant. Please say hello, to Her Royal Highness,
Countess Von Bossy Blob. [laughs] You might as well give up, tiny robot.
I never lose. Blobs rule. And the first question
goes to you, Mr. DanBot. Why should all of the citizens
of the universe vote for you? Good question Abby. Everyone should vote for me
because I’m real and I’m fun. And that makes me really fun. Hmm. But is being really fun a good reason for people
to vote for you? Hmm. I also don’t have
any library fines. – [cheering]
– I see. And, the same question for you,
Countess Von Bossy Blob. Why should the citizens
vote for you? If you do not vote for me, I will destroy
one-fourth and two-eighths of the entire universe
with a snap of my fingers. But you don’t have
any fingers. You’re a blob. Ooh, I guess you’re right. Never mind. Just vote for me,
Bossy Blob can do the job. – [cheering, applause]
– Hmm. Well, next question…ANNOUNCER: [sighs]
Three very long hours later…
…you hear me, eighteen years. [cheering, applause] And our final questions– what is your favorite planet
in the entire universe? ABBY: DanBot?
– That’s an easy one. My favorite planet
is my home planet, earth. And why is that? Because even though
humans have funny haircuts and sometimes they get grouchy when you eat
their musical instruments, they really are
quite pleasant, usually. [cheering, applause] And how about you,
Bossy Blob? What is your favorite planet
in the entire universe? Certainly not my home planet– whuff– it’s full of
bubbly oozing blob. [chuckles] Oop. And there you have it. The intergalactic president
of the universe debate has now concluded. This contest between
robot and blob is now in the hands
and the tentacles of you, the citizens of the universe. I’m Abby Brown. What’s this
right behind us? – A flag.
– Uh, what kind of flag is it? – American flag.
– American flag. You know, when I see the flag, you know
what it makes me want to do– say the Pledge of Allegiance. Do you know
the Pledge of Allegiance? Yes. I pledge allegiance… – …to the flag…
– Yes. …of the United States
of America… – Very good.
– …and to the republic… …for which it stands. One national,
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice
for all. You nailed it! Good job!
Give me five! [whoosh-whoosh]ANNOUNCER: Welcome back to
everyone’s favorite talk show,
Travel Today.Here are your hosts
Dan Wardell and Abby Brown.
Greetings everyone
toTravel Today–the show where we discuss
the world’s most exciting and amazing vacation
destinations. Travel anywhere
fun lately, Dan? Hmm. Well, I did travel
to the post office to buy some new stamps. [laughing] Today we’re visiting
with someone near and dear to our hearts,
the Governor of Grannyland. Granny Wilma Scrudge. Hello? Am I on? Yes. Welcome back to the show,
Granny Wilma. Oh, what a treat. Is that the voice of
my favorite grandson, Hubert? [laughing] Uh, no,
it’s actually Dan Wardell. Oh, Hubert, you’re always such a wise-cracker. So, Granny,
tell us about Grannyland. Why, yes. Grannyland: Our slogan is
“Land of a Thousand Grannies.” Oh. So, is Grannyland
an amusement park? Oh, no, Hubert.Grannyland is a small island
in the South Pacific,
just west of Tahitiand two furlongs
north of Bora Bora.
Grannyland is an island?
I’ve never heard of it.GRANNY WILMA SCRUDGE: Oh, that’s
because the United Nations
still fails to recognize us
as a sovereign state,
even after we baked them
all those delicious cookies.
So, is Grannyland
a great place to visit? Most definitely. You can visit,
but you can’t stay. Hmm. Wh-Why is that? Oh, Hubert, that’s because only grannies can be official
citizens of Grannyland. Really?GRANNY WILMA SCRUDGE:
The Granny Collective
takes great pride
in our island.
We have strict rules
you must follow
to be legally recognized
by our government.
DAN: A government of grannies?GRANNY WILMA SCRUDGE: Indeed.We have tall grannies
and short grannies;
cat-loving grannies,
and quilt-loving grannies,
grannies with goody-two-shoesand grannies with
grouchy combat boots,
even gray-haired,
and blue-haired,
– and Mohawk-wearing grannies.
– [electric guitar riff]GRANNY WILMA SCRUDGE: Oh,
that’s just to a name of few.
But, is it a fun place
to take a vacation?GRANNY WILMA SCRUDGE:
Why, yes.
We have so much to see and do.You could visit our museum
of fruit magnets,
or maybe check
our ribbon candy factory.
Oh, so delicious.And no trip to Grannyland
is complete
without our Grannyland parade.Weekdays
at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.
[horn honks] Wow. It sounds like… A granny wonderland? Oh, it is.Plus we have Sunday dinner
for every meal,
complete with all the fixins’,
including your favorite, Hubert,
the newest drizzle banana bread.That looks delicious. Now remember, you can visit, but you can’t stay. Oh, listen, my gravy
is done simmering. I simply must go.
Don’t be a stranger, you two.Come visit us soon
down at Grannyland.
[phone dial tone] [chuckles] And that’s
all the time we have for today on… BOTH:
Travel Today.
– [exit music]
– [cheering] [♪♪♪]ANNOUNCER: And now a song
from Doctor Notable.
[jive piano music] ♪ Now picture if you can
A little town of wonder ♪♪ Where the citizens
Purr and prance ♪
♪ Throughout the street ♪♪ With pretty little paws
And coats of color ♪
♪ Their friendly meows
Greet everyone they meet ♪♪ In Calico Kitty City
Manners do prevail ♪
♪ In spotted coated citizens
With soft and furry tails ♪
♪ Cats from every walk of life
Living by the rules ♪
♪ Do unto other kitties
As you’d have done to you ♪
[jive piano music]♪ You can see a smile
Beneath their whiskers ♪
♪ You just might hear
A please or thank you too ♪
♪ Doing their good deed
For fellow felines ♪
♪ They’ll even help a puppy
Passing through ♪
♪ In Calico Kitty City
Manners do prevail ♪
♪ In spotted coated citizens
With soft and furry tails ♪
♪ Cats from every walk of life
Living by the rules ♪
♪ Do unto other kitties
As you’d have done to you ♪
♪ In Calico Kitty City
Manners do prevail ♪
♪ In spotted coated citizens
With soft and furry tails ♪
♪ Cats from every walk of life
Living by the rules ♪
♪ Do unto other kitties
As you’d have done to you ♪ [radio squeaks] DAN: [indistinct]. All right, DanBot, I think I’m finally starting
to get a broadcast signal. Oh, did I get
the most votes? Am I going to be the next
President of the Universe? If I win, I think I’ll name you
my vice president. Then I can send you to fetch me
a sandwich whenever I want. – [background radio voices]
– DanBot, I-I am getting some results. And DanBot,
if I’m hearing this correctly. Bossy Blob received
three billion votes.DANBOT: Oh, no,
that’s a lot of votes.
I guess I kissed
all those babies for nothing. Hold on. Hold on. Your results are coming in
next and it sounds like you, DanBot, received
seven billion votes. You have more votes
and that means… That means I won! I’m the President
of the Universe. Oh, yeah, uh huh. DanBot, do you know
what that means? You are now the highest
ranking official of everything, everywhere. Whoa. That seems like
a big responsibility. Dad, will you be
my vice president? I guess. Are you sure? It will be a tireless job filled with many important
but rewarding duties. You will help
steer the universe in a direction
of peace and prosperity. It will be one of the highest
forms of public service to improve life and liberty
through the cosmos. Yes, DanBot, I will be
your vice president. Perfect,
now go fetch me a sandwich. What? – [radio squelch]
– Wait a second. I’m receiving another signal. [radio chatter] DanBot, apparently, even though Bossy Blob received
three billion votes and you received
seven billion votes… Yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah?DAN: There was Orion candidate
who received 50 billion votes,
a candidate by the name
of Blippertrip
has just been voted in
President of the Universe. Blippertrip? Aw, why does that name
sounds so familiar? Blab, blah, blah. Blathertrap,
what are you doing here and why are you so excited? – [radio chatter]
– [Blathertrap blabbers] Oh, oh, you just
received a message that your cousin was elected
President of the Universe? [Blathertrap blabbers] His name doesn’t happen
to be Blippertrip, does it? [Blathertrap blabbers] Huh, well,
congratulations, Blathertrap. I hope that your cousin
remembers the good people of earth
as he rules over the universe. [Blathertrap blabbers] Well, DanBot, what
a curious turn of events today. Are you disappointed
you’re not the ruler of everything, everywhere? Well, maybe a little. But do you know what
would make me feel better? Aw, what? I’d feel better
if you ‘d fetch me a sandwich. Of course.
Anything for you, my friend. – Mmm.
– Kids, thanks for watching. Don’t forget to get up
and get active, make healthy choices,
read good books, and use your imagination. We’ll see you next week, kids. Dad, I’ll take
a stapler on rye, hold the mayonnaise. [saxophone music]CHILD ANNOUNCER:
Funding for this program
was provided by Friends,the Iowa Public Television
Foundation.
Generations of
families and friends
who feel passionate
about the programs they watch
on Iowa Public Television,
and by…
ADVERTISEMENT 1: Blank
Children’s Hospital knows kids.
Its pediatric physicians
and staff know
children have unique healthcare
differences and needs.
At Blank Children’s Hospital,we provide specialized
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