Elinor Wonders Why (2020-…): Season 1, Episode 32 - Underground Soup/Dandy Dandelions - full transcript

Olive and Ari decide to work on a surprise for Elinor after her foot doesn't feel well. Elinor wants to go to a salad party in Animal Town, but she has an idea for something about dandelions.

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[♪♪♪]

♪ ELINOR: Wherever I go,

♪ I see things that
I want to know. ♪

♪ Wherever I am, ♪

♪ I find things that
I want to understand. ♪

♪ Go and explore,
listen and see, ♪

♪ just follow your
curiosity. ♪

♪ ALL: Elinor wonders why! ♪

♪ ELINOR: Why do birds sing
and how do they fly? ♪



♪ ALL: Elinor wonders why! ♪

♪ ELINOR: 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. ♪

[♪♪♪]

♪ ALL: Elinor wonders why! ♪

♪ ELINOR: Ask a question,
what will you find? ♪

♪ ALL: Elinor Wonders Why! ♪

♪ ELINOR: Just listen and see,
come and wonder with me.

[♪♪♪]

ELINOR: "Butterfly Party"

ARI: Elinor, come on, we're
almost at Olive's house.



ELINOR: Ok, coming.

See you later,
butterfly.

[♪♪♪]

OLIVE'S MOM: Well,
hello kids.

ELINOR: Hi, Ms. Elephant.

Can Olive come out and...

OLIVE: Elinor! Ari!

Come with me...
Oh! Thanks Mom!

ARI: Whooaaa!

OLIVE'S MOM: Oh!
Okay, well, have fun kids.

ELINOR: What is
it Olive?

ARI: Yeah, you
sure seem....

OLIVE: Shhh!

OLIVES MOM: [humming]

ARI: [whispering]
...excited.

OLIVE: I am excited!

Guess what?

Today is my Mom's
birthday!

OLIVE: And I want
to do something...

really special for her.

ARI: [whispering]
Cool. Like what?

OLIVE: I was thinking...

let's have a birthday
party for her!

ARI: That's a fantastic
idea, Olive.

We could have a
pirate party,

like I had on my birthday.
Arrrgh!

ELINOR: Or a bunny-hopping
party, like the one I had.

Hop! Hop!

Now that was a
Hoppy birthday!

KIDS: [giggle]

OLIVE: I'm not sure my Mom
likes pirates that much...

or bunny hops.

ELINOR: Right.

We should plan a party
with something she likes.

ARI: OK, what does
your Mom like, Olive?

OLIVE: Good question.

I'm not sure.

I see her every day but I guess
I've never thought about...

what she likes.

ELINOR: Let's observe
your mom and find out.

[♪]

OLIVE'S MOM: [humming]

ELINOR: C'mon!

OLIVE'S MOM: [humming]

ARI: She likes
reading quietly.

OLIVE: Yeah, but a
sitting quietly party...

doesn't sound
like much fun.

ELINOR: Wait a minute...

look at your
Mom's magazine.

ARI: There's a picture
of a butterfly.

ELINOR: And her apron.

OLIVE: Another butterfly.

ELINOR: And her pin!

I'm starting to see
a pattern here.

OLIVE: My mom
loves butterflies.

She has butterfly
decorations on everything!

ARI: Yeah, there's butterfly
stuff everywhere.

ELINOR: I know!

Let's have a
butterfly party!

OLIVE'S MOM: Hmm?

What are you
kids up to?

OLIVE: Nothing, Mom!

We're just going to
play outside, okay?

OLIVE'S MOM: Ok,
have fun.

ELINOR: I think your mom
would love a butterfly party.

We could have it right
here in your yard.

Your garden is so nice.

OLIVE: Thanks! My
mom and I planted it.

This is my part of
the garden.

ELINOR: It's the perfect
place for a butterfly party.

ARI: Ok, what
do we need?

OLIVE: Well, my mom already
has butterfly plates...

and napkins and
decorations.

ARI: Wait, I know...

what if we got some
real butterflies!

OLIVE: [gasp]
Yes!

Then they could fly around and
it'll be a real butterfly party.

ELINOR: That
would be so fun!

KIDS: [giggles]

ELINOR: Let's find some
butterflies for the party.

ARI: Well, I don't see any
butterflies around here.

OLIVE: Maybe we should
try calling them.

Butterflies!

Butterflies!

ARI: Oh, buuutterflies!

Oh, butterflies!

ELINOR: We want you to come
to Olive's Mom's party!

OLIVE: Still no
butterflies.

ARI: Maybe we
should send them...

some Birthday Party
invitations?

OLIVE: Hmmm...

I don't think butterflies
can read invitations, Ari.

ELINOR: I know there
are butterflies...

around here
somewhere.

ARI: Yeah, we just saw
one a little while ago.

Let's look around!

[♪♪♪]

OLIVE: Butterflies!

Butterflies!

ARI: Butter-butter-butter
-butter-butterflies!!

ELINOR: Hmm... I wonder where
all the butterflies are.

OLIVE: Let's split up.

ARI: I don't see
any around here.

OLIVE: Nothing here!

ELINOR: [gasp]
Look over there!

OLIVE: [gasp]
Butterflies!!

OLIVE: Wow, look how many
butterflies there are here.

ELINOR: Butterflies, we're
having a birthday party...

for Olive's mom and we
would love it if you came.

ARI: Yeah, it's over...
this way.

C'mon.

OLIVE: Just fly over to
my house, butterflies.

I have a really
nice garden.

They're not coming.

ELINOR: They're just
staying in this field.

ARI: I wonder why they
like it here so much...

and not in
Olive's garden?

OLIVE: Dun, dun, dunnn
it's a mystery,

a butterfly mystery...

ELINOR: We need
more observations.

ELINOR: Ok, what's the
difference between...

this field and the
garden at Olive's house?

ARI: Well... Both places
have lots of sun.

OLIVE: And both places
have lots of flowers.

ELINOR: Hmmm, the butterflies
seem to really like...

that purple flower.

Olive, do you have that
flower in your garden?

OLIVE: I don't
think so.

We have red flowers,
and yellow flowers...

but we don't have
that purple flower.

ELINOR: Maybe that's why
the butterflies are here

and not in your garden.

They like this special
kind of flower.

ARI: I think you're
right Elinor,

they seem to be big
fans of that flower.

OLIVE: So how can we get the
butterflies to come to my garden

if we don't have these
special flowers they like?

[ humming ]

OLIVE: Who's
humming?

ELINOR: I don't know.

Let's find out.

ELINOR: Ms. Mole?

MS. MOLE: Why, hello kids,
welcome to my home.

ARI: Wait, teachers
have homes?

MS. MOLE: [giggle]
That's right.

ARI: Mind. Blown.
[mimics explosion sound]

ELINOR: Wow, Ms.
Mole your garden...

has so many
amazing flowers.

OLIVE: And lots
of butterflies!

ARI: That's just what
we were looking for!

MS. MOLE: Oh,
butterflies?

Why are you looking
for butterflies?

OLIVE: For my
mom's birthday.

She loves butterflies, so we
want to surprise her...

with a butterfly
party.

ARI: With real
butterflies!

MS. MOLE: Oh, what
a wonderful idea.

ELINOR: We saw some butterflies
in that field over there,

but we couldn't get them
to come to our party.

ARI: Yeah, they only seemed
to like hanging around

a special flower.

Oh!

Like this one!

MS. MOLE: Ah, yes.

Butterflies do like some
flowers more than others.

Lots of animals in Nature
prefer certain plants.

That one is called
a milkweed.

MS. MOLE: But butterflies
also like marigolds...

KIDS: Wow!

MS. MOLE: Lavender

KIDS: Wow! Cool!

MS. MOLE: Asters.

ARI: Cool!

MS. MOLE: Black-eyed
susans, phlox and sunflowers.

OLIVE: Ooooh.

OLIVE: I wish I could have
these flowers in my garden.

Then the butterflies would come
to my mom's party for sure.

ELINOR: Yeah!
ARI: Oh, yeah!

MS. MOLE: You can
have these flowers!

ELINOR: But how?

We don't have time to plant
them and wait for them to grow.

MS. MOLE: That's ok.

Take some of mine!

OLIVE: We can take
some of your flowers?

MS. MOLE: Sure!

In gardening, it's
ok to move plants...

from one spot
to another.

It's called
'transplanting'.

OLIVE: Transplanting!

I like that word.

[♪♪♪]

KIDS: ♪ Butterflies
love flowers. ♪

♪ We all know
it's true, ♪

ELINOR: ♪ And they have
their favorites, ♪

♪ Just like me
and you. ♪

ARI: ♪ To have
butterflies around, ♪

♪ Just listen to
our song, ♪

ELINOR: ♪ Plant the
flowers that they like, ♪

♪ And they will
come along. ♪

OLIVE: ♪ Marigold
and milkweed, ♪

♪ Lavender and phlox ♪

ELINOR: ♪ These are the flowers.
That butterflies like a lot. ♪

ARI: ♪ Sunflowers
and Asters. ♪

♪ Black-eyed
Susans too. ♪

ELINOR: ♪ When you plant the
flowers that they like. ♪

OLIVE: ♪ The butterflies
will come to you! ♪

ALL: ♪ Butterflies
love flowers. ♪

♪ We all know
it's true. ♪

♪ And they have
their favorites. ♪

♪ Just like me
and youuuuu ♪

[♪♪♪]

OLIVE: Okay, Mom, you
can open your eyes now.

EVERYONE: Surprise!

OLIVE'S MOM: Wow!

ARI: Welcome to your
butterfly party.

ELINOR: With real
butterflies!

OLIVE'S MOM: Woooow.
This is wonderful.

OLIVE: Happy Butterfly
Birthday, Mom.

OLIVE'S MOM: Aww,
thank you so much, kids.

Ms. Mole?

[chuckle] How
nice to see you!

MS. MOLE: Happy birthday,
Ms. Elephant.

I'm here as a butterfly
garden helper.

ELINOR: We wanted real
butterflies...

for your party, Ms. Elephant,
so we observed some.

OLIVE: And we learned that they
like some kinds of flowers

more than others.

ARI: So Ms. Mole helped us
bring some of her...

butterfly flowers here.

OLIVE: And then we transplanted
them into our garden,

so the butterflies
would come.

ELINOR: And they did!!

OLIVE'S MOM: Wow,
did they ever!!

Look at all these
beautiful butterflies.

OLIVE'S MOM: You
kids really know...

what flowers the
butterflies like.

But how did you know how
much I love butterflies?

KIDS: [giggle]

ELINOR: Oh, it wasn't
that hard, Ms. Elephant.

OLIVE: [giggle]

ELINOR: Even the butterflies
know you like butterflies.

KIDS: [giggle]

OLIVE: Happy Butterfly
Birthday mom!

OLIVE: Brrr...
It's getting cold!

You can really
feel it.

SENOR TAPIR: Did you
know that butterflies

can also feel
the cold?

That's how they know when it's
time to fly somewhere warmer.

Hmm, I think a
song is coming.

I can feel it.

[♪♪♪]

SENOR TAPIR: ♪ Meet
André Green. ♪

♪ He's a scientist,
you see... ♪

♪ Butterflies fill him up
with curiosity. ♪

♪ Monarch butterflies
make a long flight. ♪

♪ To escape winter's
icy cold bite. ♪

♪ They go every year,
around the same time. ♪

♪ Flying together,
heading for sunshine. ♪

♪ But how do they
know. ♪

♪ When they should go? ♪

♪ Do they follow
the birds? ♪

♪ Or wait for
the snow? ♪

♪ Ask a question,
follow it through. ♪

♪ You'll learn things
amazing and new! ♪

♪ André Green
figured it out. ♪

♪ temperature is
what it's about. ♪

♪ They feel the
cold! ♪

♪ To know where to be. ♪

♪ Scientist André Green,
thanks for your curiosity! ♪

♪ Ask a question,
follow it through, ♪

♪ You'll learn things
amazing and new! ♪

KIDS: Awesome!

[♪♪♪]

ELINOR: "More Than
One Way"

ELINOR: Hi Olive.
Hi Ari.

Are you scared?

OLIVE: Why should we
be scared, Elinor?

ELINOR: 'Cause it's
almost Halloween.

That's when spooky things
appear out of nowhere.

ARI: That doesn't
scare me.

Nothing scares me.

ARI: Ah!

KIDS: [giggle]

ELINOR: It was
just a leaf, Ari.

ARI: I knew that.

I was just jumping.

For fun.
You know...

So... what were we
talking about again?

KIDS: [giggle]

OLIVE: Halloween.
I love it.

ARI: Me too.

ELINOR: And you know what the
best part of Halloween is.

ARI: Mmhm.
OLIVE: Yep!

ELINOR: The cool
decorations.

ARI: Hmmm...
OLIVE: Oh!

OLIVE: Decorations
aren't the best part.

OLIVE: It's
the costumes.

ARI: Right...

Wait... What?

ARI: No! The best part
of Halloween...

isn't the costumes
or the decorations.

It's alllll the
yummy candy!

ELINOR: Okay, the candy is good,
but it wouldn't be Halloween

without all those
fun decorations.

Like jack-o-lanterns
and ghosts.

OLIVE: But what about wearing a
costume and going around...

the neighborhood dressed
like something fun?

ARI: I'm sorry but Halloween
is all about the candy.

Am I right?

ELINOR: I wonder...

how can we all have such
different favourite things

about Halloween?

ARI: I don't know.

OLIVE: Well I do know
we'll be late for school...

if we don't hurry.

Come on.

I can't wait to see what Ms.
Mole's doing for Halloween.

ELINOR: I hope there are
lots of scary decorations.

OLIVE: [gasp]
What's that?

ARI: [gasp]
It's a witch!!

ELINOR: [giggle]
It's just Ms. Mole.

She loves
Halloween too.

ARI: Oh yeah, I knew
it was her.

I was just trying to make
sure Olive wasn't scared.

You okay Olive?

OLIVE: Uh-huh

KIDS: Oohh! Wow!
Whoa!

MS. MOLE: Hi!

KIDS: [giggle]

MS. MOLE: Good Morning
Ghouls and Goblins.

Welcome to Halloween
Headquarters.

We're making decorations
for the classroom.

Want to help?

KIDS: Yeah! Ok!

ELINOR: Halloween decorations
are my favorite thing.

MS. MOLE: Well, it's one of the
things that make Halloween fun!

That and costumes and
candy, of course. [giggle]

They all make
Halloween special.

ELINOR: Ha.

We can all think
differently about Halloween.

MS. MOLE: Let's see
what we've got.

Ah!

Would you like to make spiderweb
decorations out of yarn

for the classroom?

KIDS: Okay! Sure!

MS. MOLE: Here are
some supplies.

Do you all know what a
spiderweb looks like?

KIDS: Yeah!

MS. MOLE: You know, when you
make something

that looks like the
real thing,

that's called
'making a model.'

KIDS: Oh! Cool!

MS. MOLE: Okay,
kids, have fun!

ELINOR: I'm going to
make the scariest looking

spiderweb model.

[humming]

OLIVE: I'm using this
yellow yarn,

so it looks like my
spiderweb is in the sun.

OLIVE: What color is your
spiderweb going to be, Ari?

ARI: Not "going to be."

ARI: Ta da!

A spiderweb.

ELINOR: Hmmm, I don't think a
spiderweb looks like that.

ARI: It doesn't?

Well, what does it
look like then?

ELINOR: Like this.

Kind of.
I think.

OLIVE: Mmmm.

I think a spiderweb
looks like this.

MS. MOLE: How are my
spiderweb builders doing?

ELINOR: Not so well,
Ms. Mole.

We each made spiderwebs,
but they're all different.

Can you tell us which one
looks like a real spiderweb?

MS. MOLE: You've all
made interesting models.

But...

I'm trying to remember what a
real spiderweb looks like.

OLIVE: You know, I haven't seen
a real spiderweb for a while.

ARI: It's been like
forever for me.

ELINOR: Me too.

[gasp] I know, let's go outside
and look for a real spiderweb.

Then we'll know how to
make our decorations

look like the real thing.

OLIVE: Good idea Elinor.

ELINOR: We need
more observations.

MS. MOLE: Ah yes, Bye!

[giggle]

ELINOR: Have
you found one yet?

ARI: Nothing here.

OLIVE: Nothing here either.
ARI: Aaah!

ARI: I wasn't scared.

KIDS: [giggle]
OLIVE: Sorry.

ELINOR: There's got
to be spiderwebs...

around here somewhere.

Let's keep looking.

ELINOR: Hmmm...

ARI: Hmmm...

OLIVE: [humming]

OLIVE: Nope!

ELINOR: I haven't
seen any spiderwebs.

Or spiders.

Maybe we're looking in
the wrong place.

OLIVE: You're right Elinor.

You should
look up.

ELINOR: [gasp] A spider.

ARI: Okay, we've found a
spider, but where's its web?

OLIVE: Let's watch
where it goes.

ARI: Wow!

ELINOR: Look!

ELINOR: It's hanging from a
really thin kind of string.

OLIVE: I think it's
called a spider thread.

It's making it
with its body.

That's what it uses to
make spiderwebs.

ELINOR: Look how it
climbs up the tree,

and then starts a
new one.

That's so cool.

ARI: Yeah...

But it's going to take a long
time to make a whole web.

OLIVE: You're right Ari.

Maybe we should look for one
that's already made.

ELINOR: You go ahead.

I'm going to stay and watch
this spider make its web.

It's so interesting!

OLIVE: Ok.

We'll let you know if
we find one.

[♪♪♪]

OLIVE: Okay
little spiders.

Come out, come out
wherever you are.

OLIVE: There's one.

Hello little spider.

Oh.

You look different from the
spider we saw before.

Now if you could just
lead me to your web.

[♪♪♪]

ARI: [gasp] Cool.

A spider!

And where there's a spider,
there must be a spiderweb.

Oh!

Let's go!

ELINOR: Wow. Look at how
fast you can make a web.

I bet it's going to
look just like mine.

OLIVE: Right behind
ya little spider.

Huh...

This spiderweb is not
what I expected.

OLIVE: It looks just
like the one Ari made.

OLIVE: I guess
he was right.

ARI: Ari the World's
Greatest Spider Finder...

lost his spider.

But he'll find it again.

Aaah!

ARI: Aha! I found you.

Right in the
middle of...

Huh..

That doesn't look like
the spiderweb I made.

It looks like the
one Elinor made.

ARI: I guess she
was right.

ELINOR: Well, you are a
very good web builder, spider.

But it doesn't look like
the web I made at all.

It looks like the web
Olive made.

ELINOR: I better
go tell her!

KIDS: Elinor,
Olive! Ari!

You're right!

ARI: Wait... what?
Huh?

ELINOR: How can
we all be right?

I watched my spider make
a web that looked...

just like the one
you made, Olive.

OLIVE: But the web I found
looked like Ari's model.

ARI: And the web
I found...

looked just like the
one Elinor made.

ELINOR: Wait, what did
your spider look like?

ARI: It was way different
from the first one we saw.

OLIVE: Mine was
different too.

ELINOR: That's
so interesting.

OLIVE: I think I know
what you're thinking, Elinor.

ARI: What? What are
you two thinking...

that I'm not thinking?

ELINOR: Maybe different
kinds of spiders make...

ARI: Aha! Make
different kinds of webs!

OLIVE: So there are different
kinds of spiderwebs.

ELINOR: Just like there
are different ways...

to think about
Halloween.

OLIVE: Let's go
tell Ms. Mole.

[♪♪♪]

ARI: Huh?

MS. MOLE: [scary moan]
[scary laugh]

ARI: [gasp]
It's a ghost!!

MS. MOLE: Ari?
Are you okay?

ARI: Sure. I was
just... um...

checking out for
ghosts under the desk.

It is all clear.
[giggle]

KIDS: [giggle]

MS. MOLE: Did you
find a spiderweb?

ELINOR: We didn't
find a spiderweb, Ms. Mole.

MS. MOLE: Oh?

ELINOR: We found
three spiderwebs.

MS. MOLE: Oh!

OLIVE: And they
were all different.

ARI: Because the spiders
were all different.

MS. MOLE: Well
aren't you clever.

You figured out that
different kinds of spiders

make different
kinds of webs.

ELINOR: So we were
all right.

Cool.

Let's get decorating.

[♪♪♪]

ELINOR: ♪ You do
it that way. ♪

♪ And I do it this way. ♪

OLIVE: ♪ We each
have our own way. ♪

ARI: ♪ And that's okay! ♪

ALL: ♪ 'Cause there's
more than one way. ♪

♪ To do almost
everything. ♪

♪ And each of those ways
is great, right? ♪

♪ Yes, each of those
ways is great! ♪

♪ Booo! ♪

ELINOR: ♪ Just like a
Spider making a web, ♪

OLIVE: ♪ We each do
our own thing... ♪

ARI: ♪ And that's okay! ♪

ALL: ♪ 'Cause there's
more than one way. ♪

♪ To do almost
everything. ♪

♪ And each of those ways
is great, right? ♪

♪ Yes, each of those
ways is greeeeaaaat! ♪

MS. MOLE: Your spider web
decorations are wonderful!

And you know what I
like best about them?

MS. MOLE: They're
all different.

Just like you!