Nature Cat | Star Gazers / A Jump to Remember | PBS KIDS

– [Announcer] This episode
was made possible in part by the Van Eekeren family,
founders of Land O’ Frost, and The Hamill
Family Foundation. FRED:
That’s me, Fred the house cat. When my family leaves
for the day, I don’t just sit inside
watching the world go by. (Door closing) I become… Nature Cat, backyard explorer
extraordinaire. ♪ Tallyho ♪ ♪ Tallyho ♪ ♪ We’re climbing
up the trees now ♪ ♪ We’re swinging
through the breeze now ♪ ♪ We’re getting muddy knees now
with Nature Cat ♪ ♪ Nature Cat, Nature Cat ♪ ♪ Nature Cat, Nature Cat,
Nature Cat ♪ ♪ So, what are we
waiting for? ♪ ♪ We’re so excited
to explore ♪ ♪ All that nature has in store
with Nature Cat ♪ ♪ Tallyho, tallyho ♪ ♪ He’s our favourite
nature guide ♪ ♪ We just can’t wait to get– ♪ Outside! ♪ Swinging through
the trees now ♪ ♪ We’re jumping
in the leaves now ♪ ♪ We’re getting muddy knees now
with Nature Cat ♪ ♪ Nature Cat, Nature Cat ♪ ♪ Tallyho ♪ ♪ Nature Cat, Nature Cat
Nature Cat ♪ ♪ Tallyho ♪ ALL:
♪ Oh, Star Gazers are we ♪ ♪ You never know
what you’ll see ♪ ♪ In the sky at night
stars are glaring so bright ♪ ♪ Star Gazers are we ♪ (Laughing) Onward and yonward,
fellow Star Gazers. (Gasping):
Ooh! This looks like a great spot
to stargaze tonight, gang. Squeeks to Earth.
We’re coming in for a landing. Over. Man, oh, man. It’s a perfect night
for stargazing. NATURE CAT:
It sure is, Daisy. A nice, clear night sky. SQUEEKS:
Oh, yeah. No clouds anywhere. NATURE CAT:
And no moon. Ha-ha. So, what are we
waiting for? Let’s stargaze. Sleeping bags
to keep us comfy. Hot chocolate
to keep us warm. (Sniffing) And I like hot chocolate. And my night sky map
to show us where stars and constellations
are in the night sky. And I read there’s
supposed to be a spectacular
meteor shower tonight. Oh, boy! Oh, boy!
Oh, boy! BOTH:
We’re going to see
a meteor shower! We’re going to see
a meteor shower! Uh, wait, what is
a meteor shower? No clue. Wait, who are you again? It’s when we have a better
chance to see shooting stars. ALL:
Ooh! (Laughing) It’s a big night,
fellow Star Gazers. ALL:
♪ Oh, Star Gazers are we ♪ ♪ You never know
what you’ll see ♪ ♪ In the sky at night
stars are glaring so bright ♪ ♪ Star Gazers are we ♪ (Laughing) DaisyPhone going dark. The darker it is,
the more stars we’ll see. Yup, and now let’s adjust
our eyes to the dark. ALL:
Eyes adjusting. Now it’s time to stargaze. Tally…ho. Oh, oh. Is that a meteor?
That’s got to be a meteor? Actually, you guys,
I think it’s an airplane. See how the light
blinks on and off. So when are we going to see
this meteor, already? Hal, an important part
of stargazing is to have patience. Patience. Got you.
Patience. I have plenty of patience. Oh, what is that bright light
up there? Is that a meteor?
That’s got to be the meteor! I think I see a meteor! No, that’s a planet. The planet Venus. Oh. Hi, planet Venus.
It’s me, Hal. And might I say you’re looking
quite lovely this evening. Planet? What’s a planet? Like Earth, you know. Mercury, Venus,
Earth, Mars. Planets orbit
around the sun. Wait. How can you tell which
is a planet and which is a star? It’s actually simple.
Stars twinkle, planets don’t. Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are. Look at you, up above the world
so high like a… like a, um… Hmm. Uh, diamond? Yeah! Kind of like
a diamond in the sky. That’s exactly
what I was thinking. ALL:
♪ Oh, Star Gazers are we ♪ ♪ You never know
what you’ll see ♪ ♪ In the sky at night
stars are glaring so bright ♪ ♪ Star Gazers are we ♪ (Laughing) (Snoring) ♪ Oh, star Gazers are we ♪ ♪ You never know
what you’ll see ♪ ♪ In the sky at night
stars are glaring so bright ♪ ♪ Star Gazers are we ♪ (Hal laughing)Calling Star Gazers.
Come in, Star Gazers.
Are you there?Hello, Mission Control.
Star Gazers here.Affirmative.
We’ve just received word
that a space doggy
named Shirley
is lost in space.And she needs to get home
to her mommy’s birthday party,
and fast.Poor little space doggy.Can you help her?You bet we can. We’re on it.Affirmative.I knew we could
count on you.
Good luck, Star Gazers.
We’re off,
fellow Star Gazers, on another exciting
outer space mission. Onward and spaceward. ♪ Never fear, little Shirley. The Star Gazers
are here. Star Gazers in the house. Oh, Star Gazers,
I’m so glad you’re here. I’m completely lost, and it’s my
mommy’s birthday party today. Oh, how did you wind up here,
little space doggy? Well, I had to fly so far away
to get my mommy the most amazing
birthday present, because she’s the most
amazing mommy. ALL:
Aww! A lovey plant from the planet
Lovey Dovey. Ooh, I love it! Thanks, Hal.
Love you too. Oh, thank you! You’re mom’s going to love it,
Shirley. But not if I can’t
get home. I have no idea
how to get home. And my mommy’s party
starts soon. Looks like I’m going
to miss it. Not on our watch, Shirley! The Star Gazers will help you
get home. Really? How? By using the stars
just like explorers used to. ALL:
♪ Oh, Star Gazers are we ♪ ♪ You never know
what you’ll see ♪ ♪ In the sky at night
stars are glaring so bright ♪ ♪ Star Gazers are we ♪ Hey, yeah, the stars. I remember my mommy told me
if I ever get lost to look for a star
to guide me home. Which star, Shirley? It’s called Polaris. But I’m not sure
where it is. There are millions and millions
of stars all around. Polaris? Oh, Polaris?
Where are you, Polaris? It’s me, Hal. DAISY:
Polaris? I think that’s the North Star. I kind of remember it’s part
of one of the constellations. Nature Cat, let’s check your map
to see where it is. Great idea, Squeeks. My trusty night sky map
will provide the answer. Okay, here’s the constellation
Cassiopeia, so named for a queen who,
in a Greek myth, believed herself to be
more beautiful than anyone. Yup. That’s the real Cassiopeia
constellation. But Polaris
isn’t a part of it. And here’s Orion,
the great hunter. These three stars
are his belt. Orion’s Belt.
But no Polaris. Gee, I wish I had my own
star formation. I could take a star from there,
and one from there, and a couple
from over there, and maybe one from there,
and ta-dee! And I’ll name it… Hmm. Oh, I know! Hal! Really nice work, Hal. I love it. Oh, fantastic. It looks
just like you. Thank you. Uh, guys, ahem,
the task at hand…? Oh, yes, right.
Back to finding Polaris. Let’s see,
the next constellation is… Ah-ha! The Big Dipper. And the Little Dipper. They should be
right about…there. DAISY:
Man, oh, man. There’s the Big Dipper. SHIRLEY:
Gosh. It really looks
like a ladle. SQUEEKS:
And there’s the Little Dipper. The Little Dipper looks
just like the Big Dipper, only littler. Hence the name.
Wink, wink. Oh, the Little Dipper
sounds familiar to me. Oh, I think Polaris
might be a part of it. Yes, yes, yes.
Right you are, Daisy. Here it is: Polaris. At the end
of the Little Dipper. (Gasping):
That’s it. The little twinkly star
right there. I give you…Polaris. Oh, thank you, thank you,
thank you, Star Gazers. I’ll head right towards Polaris,
and it’ll take me right home. Pssh. Please. That scooter will never
get you there fast enough, Little Shirley. Hop in, and the Star Gazers
will get you there in no time. There it is!
My planet, Twylo! ♪ Thanks again,
Star Gazers. I’m going to make
my mommy’s party. ALL:
Bye, Shirley! Have fun at the party. Nice to meet you. Oh, Shirley, wait. I, Nature Cat,
do hereby make you an honorary Star Gazer. Wow! Thanks. Wish your mom
a happy birthday from us. Oh, I will! Goodbye. Mission accomplished. (Engines powering up) (All chattering and shouting) ALL:
Whoa! (Yawning) Whoa! Look. ALL: It’s a meteor shower! DAISY:
It certainly is cool. SQUEEKS:
Oh, man, that’s the coolest. HAL:
Wow. That was so amazing! I never thought
I would ever see that! So cool. So worth the wait. ALL:
♪ We saw a meteor shower ♪ ♪ We saw a meteor shower ♪ It’s all about patience. Which I have plenty of,
by the way. Hey, look.
That’s the Little Dipper. Oh, and there’s Polaris. Yeah, you’re right,
Nature Cat. Gee, I hope Shirley’s
having a blast at the party. Shirley?
Who’s Shirley? Oh, just a really
good friend. Like all of you. ALL:
♪ Oh, Star Gazers are we ♪ ♪ You never know
what you’ll see ♪ ♪ In the sky at night
stars are glaring so bright ♪ ♪ Star Gazers are we ♪ (Hal laughing) (Wind gusting) Be brave, Nature Cat. Remember, the path to glory
is paved with obstacles. Okay, Nature Cat.
You’re good to go. Yes, I am. Onward and… yow. Wow, I… Come on, Nature Cat.
Jump. What are you waiting for?
An invitation? Okay, here it is: Dear Nature Cat,
please come down. Love, Hal. Oh, uh, yup,
just testing the wind. I know this ski jump
isn’t the same without snow, but it’s good practice. You do want to be in the
Animal Book of World Records,
don’t you,
Nature Cat? I sure do, Squeeks.
And I’ve tried everything. And I mean everything. (Birds tweeting) (Knuckles cracking) ♪ And this is my last chance
to get in the record books. “Dear Nature Cat, we love that you don’t
give up.” That’s good. “One of the only records
you haven’t tried to break “is the ski jump. We will be there tomorrow
for your attempt.” Wait a minute.
When did you get this? Um…uh… Oh, yesterday. Then tomorrow is today. They’re coming today! Today? Yikes! Whoa! (Screaming) Wow. Way to go, Nature Cat.
You did it. Two feet and one inch. Just 20 feet
short of the record. Yup. Just 20 feet short. Wait, 20 feet short? Well I guess we need to practice
a little more, huh? But they’re coming today.
I’m not ready! That’s obvious. Oh, hello, Ronald. Oh, hello, Nature Cat. Nice jump. I’ll have you know, Ronald,
he was just warming up. Right, Nature Cat?
Wink, wink. That’s right, Hal. I was just saving myself
for the real jump. Oh, give it up, furball. You’ll never break
the record. You’ll never
beat the champ. Says who? Um, says theAnimal Book
of World Records,
page 39. NATURE CAT:
You’re the champ? Man, oh, man,
I didn’t know that. Oh, oh, oh, can I get an
autograph, Champion Ronald? And can you sign it
to “My Best Friend Hal”? Well, of course.
Here you go, little fella. (Chuckling):
Run along now. (Gasping):
Thanks. Records were made
to be broken, Ronald. And I, Nature Cat, intend to be
that record breaker. (Laughing) Nice one. You don’t have a chance,
Nature Cat. (Chuckling) What are you talking…? Oh, and by the way,
last time I checked, you need snow
to make an official ski jump. (Ronald laughing) You don’t have any snow. Boom shakalaka! Oh, man. Well, I hate to say this,
but Ronald’s right. No snow, no ski. And no ski, no record. We need snow. There must be something
we can do. Oh, there is.
There is. (Laughing) Right you are, Hal. Are you thinking
what I’m thinking? I think I’m thinking what I think you’re thinking,
Nature Cat. Whoa… I’m thinking you guys should
stop thinking and just show us. Snow dance! Snow dance! ♪ Oh, snow, snow,
we need snow ♪ ♪ Ho-ho-ho-ho
ho-ho-ho ♪ ♪ Bring it now
somehow, somehow ♪ ♪ Snow, snow,
we need snow ♪ ♪ Oh, snow, snow,
we need snow ♪ Can we stop ho-hoing,
please? This is certainly
not working. Although nice
choreography. ♪ We need snow ♪ Hal. What? Doing a snow dance
is not scientifically credible. But it sure is
super fun. Well, there are clouds. You need clouds
for it to snow. (Wind gusting) And it certainly
feels cold enough. It needs to be cold
for it to snow. So why isn’t it snowing? Why? I’ll get to the bottom
of this. “What makes snow fall?” Oh, okay. It says you need the right
amount of moisture and freezing temperatures
in the clouds so snow can form. Hmm, so there’s not enough
moisture in those clouds. We have the right temperature
but not the moisture. Ugh, those clouds
are no good to us. Too bad we can’t make snow
without clouds. No offense, clouds. Hal, you’re a genius. I am? I actually
already knew that, considering I’m a genius
and all. “How to make snow.” Oh, sweet.
It’s all right here. Okeydokey. “To make snow,
the air temperature must be below freezing,
which is 32 degrees Fahrenheit.” Okay, air temperature:
30 degrees Fahrenheit. Air temperature:
2 degrees below freezing. Check. “Put moisture in the air
so it will freeze.” Hal, is the hose in place?
Over. Hose in water.
Over talking. Hose in water.
Check. “Make sure the water
is really cold.” Hal, is the water
really cold? Over. (Teeth chattering):
Yup. W-w-water’s c-c-cold. Water’s cold. Check. Now what? Now we need
one of these bad boys: A super snow-making nozzle. One super snow-making nozzle. Snow nozzle in place.
Check. Now, aim the hose
at a 45-degree angle. Not straight out
and not straight up. Aim it halfway in between. 45-degree angle
achieved. Hear ye, hear ye,
let the snow begin. Hey, where’s the water? (Screaming) Whoa! Whoa! (Screaming) Looks like we have some time
to play a little catch, Sheldon. What do you say? I say, let’s play, Hal. Yes! Four points for us,
Sheldon. Nice job, Hal. (Both screaming) (Crashing) Hey. No water. What happened? Ready to a super-high
10-pointer, Sheldon? Bring it on, Hal. SQUEEKS (Over walkie-talkie):
Hal, we need water. Over.
Oh, no! Oh, no! My dream has dried up. Making it into theAnimal Book
of World Records
is but a distant memory. (Sobbing) ALL:
Water! Yes! My dream still lives. “For best results, the water should be
a fine mist.” Oh. Quick, change the setting
on the nozzle. Oh, yeah! Snow! Man, oh, man. It’s actually working. Ha-ha! Hear ye, hear ye. Snow. We have snow. Snow! ♪ Yeah, we’re making it snow
don’t you know ♪ ♪ They said it could
never be so ♪ ♪ But we’re making it snow ♪ ♪ See the snowflakes land ♪ DAISY: ♪ All around ♪ ALL: ♪ All around ♪ ♪ You see the ground turn white
and surround you ♪ ♪ We’re making it snow
don’t you know ♪ ♪ They said it could
never be so ♪ ♪ But we’re making it snow ♪ ♪ Yeah, we’re making it snow ♪ ♪ Yeah we’re making it snow ♪ ♪ Don’t you know ♪ ♪ Don’t you know ♪ ♪ They said it could
never snow ♪ ♪ They said
it could never snow ♪ ♪ They said it could
never be so ♪ ♪ But we’re making it snow ♪ Great job, Hal. We have all the snow
we need. Okay, you ready,
Nature Cat? Nature Cat? Nature Cat, you can do this.
I know it. You can do anything
you set your mind to. (Laughing):
Okay, Nature Cat. We’re ready
for your attempt to get into
the record books again. Come on, buddy.
You even made snow. Who does that? You’re right, Squeeks. I’m ready. Come on down,
Nature Cat. (Laughing) Onward and yonward. Whoa! (All gasping) (Laughing) Tallyho! (All cheering) Twenty-two feet.
three and one-half inches. Congratulations,
Nature Cat. You’ve just jumped into the
Animal Book of World Records.
(Laughing) (All cheering) No fair. No fair. (Grunting) (Yelping) Hey, Nature Cat. Check out page 96. (Laughing):
Bye! Could it really be? ALL:
Open it, Nature Cat! Hurry! I want to see it! NATURE CAT:
Ha-ha! I finally made it. ALL:
Woo-hoo! I couldn’t have done it
without you guys. Thanks. ANNOUNCER:
Nature Cat, Squeeks,
Daisy and Halare cartoon characters
and not real animals.
To keep all of our animal
friends safe,
check with a grown-upbefore you bring a pet
on your next nature adventure.
Whoa! Ah-ha! ♪

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