Elinor Wonders Why (2020-…): Season 1, Episode 10 - Speed Racer/One of these Goats - full transcript

When Elinor's homemade car is overtaken by Camila's factory-made car in a downhill run, she, Ari, and Olive modify her vehicle. Elinor and her two best pals try to differentiate the Goat Twins because their substitute teacher is confused.

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♪ Wherever I go ♪

♪ I see things that I want to

know ♪

♪ Wherever I am ♪

♪ I find things I want to

understand ♪

♪ Go and explore ♪

♪ Listen and see ♪

♪ Just follow your curiosity ♪

♪ Elinor Wonders Why ♪

♪ Why do birds sing? ♪

♪ And how do they fly? ♪

♪ Elinor Wonders Why ♪

♪ Why do ants march? ♪

♪ And where do they hide? ♪

♪ There's so much to learn ♪

♪ Wherever you turn ♪

♪ Just listen and see ♪

♪ And follow your curiosity ♪

♪ Elinor Wonders Why ♪

♪ Ask a question ♪

♪ What will you find? ♪

♪ Elinor Wonders Why ♪

♪ Just listen and see ♪

♪ Come and wonder with me ♪

(Bird singing)

>> ELINOR: "Speed Racer".

(Bird singing)

>> Hi, Elinor.

>> Morning, Dad.

(Bird singing)

Good morning, little bird.


♪ We're building a car,

we're building a car ♪

♪ Yes, we are! ♪

♪ Yes, we are! ♪

♪ We're gonna go far! ♪

♪ In our car! ♪


>> Ah!


Our car looks amazing!

>> It sure does, Ari!

>> And those are some cool

decorations, Olive.

>> Thanks!

>> Ooh!

That looks great, kids!

>> What are you going to call

your new car?

>> Umm...

>> The Rabbit Racer?

The Batmobile?


The Elephant in the Vroom-vroom!


>> My dad likes silly jokes.

>> Yeah, my dad does that, too.

They're called dad jokes.

>> Do you think it'll go fast,

Mr. Rabbit?

>> Yeah, I want it to go super


I want to feel the wind in my



>> Well, there's only one way to

find out.

Are you going to take it for a


>> Yup!

We're going to ride it down the

little hill near here.

>> Okay!

Have fun, kids!

>> Don't worry, Mr. Rabbit.

We'll be extra careful!

Dads also like being extra


>> C'mon Ari, just a little


Oh, this is a big hill.

>> Almost there, think happy




That was hard work.

>> Okay, we're ready for our

first test.

>> Don't forget to buckle your


>> Ready?

>> Ready!

>> Set?

>> Set!

>> BOTH: Three!




>> Whee!

(Horn honking)

>> Coming through!

>> Whoa.

Hi, Camilla!

>> Hi, Elinor!

Hold on.

>> Whoa!

Your car is amazing!

>> Thanks!

It's brand new.

I got it for my birthday.

I call it The Camilla


>> Cool.

>> Your car is so fast, Camilla!

>> I love the yellow colour.

And look, it has a racing


>> And a cup holder!

>> KIDS: Wow.


>> Your car is nice, too,


>> Thanks, Camilla.

We made it ourselves!

But it's not going as fast as


I wonder how can we make our car

go faster?


Both of our cars have the same


And we both went down the same


I wonder why Camilla's car is

faster than ours?

>> I know!

Maybe if we paint our car yellow

and draw a stripe on it like

Camilla's, our car will go


>> That is a great idea!

>> Let's take it back to your

house and make some changes.

>> Bye, Camilla!

>> Bye.

>> Okay, let's paint the car


>> And add a stripe!

>> There!

>> Very nice!

But why did you repaint your


>> Well, Camilla has a fast car

and it's yellow.

>> With a racing stripe, just

like this!

>> We thought if we made our car

the same colour as hers, our car

might go faster too.

>> Oh, O-okay!

>> And now, to test it.

Bye, Dad!


>> Bye, kids.


>> This is a big hill.

(Bird singing)



That bird is so fast!

I can't wait to see how fast we


>> Yeah!

>> C'mon.



>> Phew.

>> Ooh...

I have a good feeling

about this!

>> Our car looks so fast!

>> Ready?

>> Set!

>> BOTH: Go!

>> Whee!


>> Whee!

>> Aw, it didn't go faster.

>> What happened?

>> Hmm...

Painting our car yellow with a

racing stripe didn't make our

car go faster.

>> I really thought that would


>> What else can we try?

>> Hmm...

>> Maybe it's the cup holder.

Her car has one but ours



>> Let's put a cup holder in our


>> Let's go!

>> There, now our car has a cup

holder too.

I bet that's gonna make it


Let's go try it out.

>> Ooh.

Hi, little fishies!

Whoa, those are some fast fish!

>> I have a really good feeling

about this.

>> Our car looks super fast.

>> Woo-hoo!


>> Set!

>> BOTH: Go!

>> Whee!


>> Whee!

>> Huh.

It still didn't go faster.

>> Adding a cup holder didn't

make the car go faster.


What else is different about our


>> Wait a minute, I notice


Our car is boxy, like this.

And Camilla's car is kind of

shaped like this.

>> Oh!

I see the difference.

>> You're right!

We need to change the shape of

our car.

C'mon, let's go back to my yard.

>> Okay, let's change the shape

of our car.

>> Are we sure this is going to


>> Maybe we should think about

other things that move fast,

just to be sure.

(Birds singing)


Birds are really fast!

(Birds singing)

>> Hmm...

Oh, oh, and fish!

Fish are super fast, too!

Wait a second.


They're all sort of the same


>> OLIVE: Camilla's car, the

bird, and the fish - they're all

pointy in the front and round in

the middle.

>> And they're all fast!

>> Oh, yes, that's called being


It means it's easier for the air

to go around you, instead of

pushing you back.

So, things that are streamlined

can move through the air faster,

but boxy things get slowed down.

>> KIDS: Cool!

>> Whoa, that is so interesting!

Let's do it!

Let's make the shape of our car


♪ If a car is painted slick ♪

♪ But it's boxy like a brick ♪

♪ Then it just

won't go that quick! ♪

♪ So, with scissors

and some tape ♪

♪ We're gonna change its shape ♪

♪ 'Cause we learned

and now we know... ♪

♪ That pointy shapes

help you go! ♪

♪ Pointy shapes

help... you... go! ♪

>> Yeah!

>> Woo-hoo!

Now, it's a lot pointier.

It's like a bird car!


>> You could call it...

The Chicken Coupe.



That's another dad joke.


>> Hmm...

(All laughing)

>> Okay, let's go try it!

>> Go get 'em, kids.

(Wind gusting)

>> Ready?

>> Set?

>> BOTH: Go!

(Both laughing)

>> Yeah!

You did it, Elinor!

Now, the car you made is just as

fast as mine!

>> Yep, all because of its

pointy shape, which we learned

from nature.

It's streamlined!

Like a bird or a fish!

>> OLIVE: That was awesome!

>> ARI: You were so fast!

I wanna go next!

>> So cool!

>> Woo-hoo, zoom!


>> ELINOR: Woo-hoo!

(All laughing)

So much fun!

>> Woo-hoo!

>> C'mon, let's go race!

(Ari trumpeting)

>> Let's sing a song about


Who knows what the word "speed"


>> Speed is how fast or slow

something moves.

>> I can move fast!

>> You sure are fast, but you

might want to come back to hear

the song!

♪ Have you ever watched

a train rolling down the track ♪

♪ And looked at the shape

of its nose? ♪

♪ Scientist Eiji Nakatsu did

and this is how the story goes ♪

♪ Eiji helped design a

bullet train ♪

♪ For people in Japan to ride ♪

♪ He looked for ideas

to make it better ♪

♪ By watching

the birds outside ♪

♪ He saw the diving

kingfisher bird ♪

♪ Its long and pointy beak ♪

♪ He decided to change

the bullet train's nose ♪

♪ To be shaped like

a kingfisher beak ♪

♪ He got to choo-choo-choose

the shape of the train ♪

♪ And make the train

better than before ♪

♪ So, he used, used, used

the shape of a bird ♪

♪ And the train went

faster than before ♪

Once more!

♪ He got to choo-choo-choose

the shape of the train ♪

♪ And make the train

better than before ♪

♪ So, he used, used, used

the shape of a bird ♪

♪ And the train went

faster than before ♪


That song makes me want to go


>> Let's all go fast!

Follow me!

(All cheering and whooping)

Let's go!

>> ELINOR: "One of these Goats".

(Playful giggling)

>> CHILD: Yeah!

(Kids cheering and whooping)

>> Do you see him yet?

>> Not sure.

We've never met him, so we don't

know what he looks like.

>> Good point.

What did Ms. Mole say?

>> She said we're going to have

a substitute teacher named

Mr. Hamster.

>> Hello there.


>> That must be him.

Let's go meet him.


Are you our substitute teacher?

>> That's me!

I'm Mr. Hamster.

>> We thought so.

>> Well, now that you know who I

am, I'd like to get to know who

you are.

>> I'm Elinor.

I like to learn all kinds of


I think nature is so


I ask a lot of questions.

I don't think you can ask too

many questions.

What do you think?


>> Well, I think it's very nice

to meet you, Elinor.

>> I'm Olive.

I like reading, especially my

nature book.



>> I have the same book!

It's nice to meet you too,


And you are--


Where did you go?

>> Over here!

I'm Ari.

And I can hang upside-down!

>> Hi, Ari.


>> Whoa!



>> Bravo, bravo!


Well, thanks for introducing


When you're new like me, it can

be hard to get to know everyone

and remember their names!

>> That's so interesting!

I've never thought about that.

How can you remember who's who?

>> Uh, well, umm...

I try to look closely and notice

what makes each of you


For instance, you, Elinor, have

long white ears and like to ask


And you, Olive, have a lovely

long trunk and like to read your

nature book.

And Ari, you have wings and like

to hang upside down!


>> Well, you can ask us if you

need any help remembering the

other kids in the class.

>> Oh, mm-hmm.

Yes, yes, yes.

Good morning, everyone.

I'll be your substitute teacher

while Ms. Mole is away.

My name is Mr. Hamster, and I

hope to get to know each of you

by the end of the day.

Hello there.


Why don't I start with you two?

>> Hi, I'm Mary.

>> And I'm Lizzie.

>> BOTH: And we're the Goat


>> Oh, well!

It's twice as nice to meet you.

>> They're identical twins.

That means they look exactly the


>> But even though they're

identical, it's easy to tell

them apart.

Mary always wears a green dress.

>> And Lizzie always wears a

blue dress.

(Kids gasping)

>> Not today!

>> I got my green dress dirty.

>> So, she had to wear a blue


So, today...

>> BOTH: We're super-duper


>> Hmm...

Oh, dear.

Oh, well...

(Chuckling nervously)

I'm going to do my best to learn

to tell you apart by the end of

the day.

>> Uh-oh.

>> Well, class, I have an idea.

I know an activity we can do

with paper and crayon, and when

we're done, you'll notice one

way that everyone is different

from each other.

>> Okay, done!


I drew around you with the

crayon, and the shape looks

exactly like you, Elinor.

>> And this shape looks exactly

like you.

>> Very nice, Elinor and Olive.

That's called an outline.

See, everyone can tell who you

are because you're all a

different shape.

>> Uh-oh.

>> Hmm...

Is that Mary?

Uh, no, no.

Or is that Lizzie?


>> Everybody else might be

different from each other.

>> BOTH: But we're exactly the


>> Oh.


(Chuckling nervously)

>> Oh, no.

>> Let's help Mr. Hamster.

There must be some way that Mary

and Lizzie are different, so he

can tell them apart.

>> But they have the same

coloured eyes, the same coloured

hair, the same everything!

They're the same!

>> So, how do we tell them


>> Hmm...


>> Look, a butterfly.


And there's another one.

>> Look how colourful they are.

>> Butterflies are so cool.

>> Look at that.

They're the same.

>> They're identical, like the

Goat Twins.

>> Hmm...

Are they identical?

>> They're the same colours -

yellow and black.

>> And they both have spots on

their wings.

>> Hmm...

I wonder.

Do you have your magnifying

glass, Olive?

>> Sure do.

>> Thanks.


That's so interesting!

One butterfly has smaller spots

than the other.

>> Oh...

>> So, they aren't identical.

>> No.

They just look identical at

first, until we looked more

closely and noticed that they

were different.

>> Hmm...

Are you thinking what I'm


>> I don't know.

What are you thinking that I'm

not thinking?

>> If we want to tell Mary and

Lizzie apart, we have to look

more closely.

>> Yes, and see if there's some

way they're different.

>> Grab your notebook, Olive.

We need more observations!


Hi, Mary.

Hi, Lizzie.

>> Nope.


>> She's Lizzie.

>> And she's Mary.

>> Wouldn't it be great if we

could find a way to tell you


>> You think you can?

>> How are you going to do that?

>> By looking more closely, like

Mr. Hamster said.

>> Maybe we'll see something

that we missed before.

>> Is it okay if we watch you

while you play?

>> BOTH: Sure!

>> Ready, Olive?

>> Ready.

This is Mary and...

this is Lizzie.

>> Okay.

Oh, they both have barrettes in

their hair.

>> And both barrettes are blue

with dots on them.

>> Wait a second.

Let's look more closely.


Lizzie's barrette is blue with


And Mary's...

>> ARI: Is blue with stars!

>> They're different!

>> OLIVE: There!

>> Yes!

We just started looking closer

and we already found one


>> We need more observations!







We looked more closely and we

found three ways the Goat Twins

are different from each other -

their barrettes, their hooves,

and the size of their horns.

>> We did it!

Celebration dance!

Woop, woop, woop, woop!

>> I like to dance.

>> Not me.

I'd rather watch Mary than


Look at her go!

>> Mary likes to dance.

>> And Lizzie doesn't.

That makes four ways you're


>> I can't wait to tell

Mr. Hamster!

Mr. Hamster, you were right!

Everyone is different!

>> A-ha!

How did you figure it out?

>> By observing the Goat Twins.

They look like they're


>> But if you look more closely,

you can find differences.


♪ One of these goats

is not like the other ♪

♪ Nobody's exactly the same ♪

♪ You can be a lot like

your sister or brother ♪

♪ But never be

exactly the same ♪

♪ 'Cause everyone's unique

in their own special way ♪

♪ And you have to look close

to see it ♪

♪ Just take a closer peek

at what they do and say ♪

♪ And you'll notice,

I guarantee it! ♪

♪ 'Cause each one of us

is not like the other ♪

♪ Nobody's exactly the same ♪

♪ Nobody's exactly the same! ♪

(All cheering)

>> That was-- that was


And that was nice dancing, Mary!

And great watching, Lizzie.


>> BOTH: You could tell us


>> Of course!

You know how?

>> By looking more closely!

>> KIDS: Because nobody's

exactly the same!

(All cheering and laughing)