Elinor Wonders Why (2020-…): Season 1, Episode 6 - The Tomato Drop/Look What I can Do - full transcript

Elinor, Ari, and Olive team in a contest where they try to drop a tomato from several feet high without rupturing it. Elinor and her classmates play a game of soccer.

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it - foodval.com
♪ 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 ♪

(All cheering)

>> Beautiful!

First place!

(All cheering)

(Sighing happily )

>> Farmer Bear's Tomato


My favorite summer tradition.

>> Me too, Ari!

Tomato food, tomato games--

>> And tomato clothes!

See how my scarf is red like a


>> Cool.

>> Attention please!

Anyone who wants to enter the

Tomato Drop Contest, follow me

to the contest area now.


>> The tomato drop contest!

>> Awesome!

>> Come on, let's go!


>> Welcome to the Tomato Drop!

The first two teams who can drop

a tomato from the top of this

ladder safely without

splattering it, will win a



(Kids cheering)

Each team gets three tomatoes,

and you can build anything you

like, to try to keep them from


Did everyone bring supplies?

>> Yep.

>> BOTH: Uh-huh.

>> Great!

Then let's get this contest


Are you ready?



>> Okay, I've got a great idea!

We take two slices of bread, and

tie 'em around the tomato to

cushion it when it drops.

It's a sandwich and a cushion!

>> Bread might be too crumbly,


>> Eh, you're right.

How 'bout a donut?

>> Hm, let's call that Plan B.

(All laughing)

>> I have an idea, too.

>> I got tape, some springs, and

a box!

What if we take these squishy

springs I brought and tape them

to the outside of this box?

Then we put the tomato inside.

>> Oh, so, when we drop the

tomato, it'll bounce instead of

splatting on the ground?

>> Hopefully!

>> Okay, let's try it!

>> Springs.

Now some tape.


>> And now the tomato.

Let's go!

>> Farmer Bear?

>> Ooh-hoo!

That's one springy box!

Ready when you are.

>> Ready?


>> Whoa.

>> Hey, come back here!

>> Gotcha!

>> Let's see what'cha got!

(Elinor sighing)

>> Tomato goop?

I think it bounced around too


>> Well, don't give up.

You still have two more


>> Farmer Bear?

We're ready to try!

>> Look, the Lamb sisters are

using their soft wool to keep

the tomato from squishing!

>> Good luck!

>> Stand back!

>> Cool!

>> Wow!

>> ARI: It didn't splat!

(All cheering)

>> Nicely done!

Our first winners!

We'll give the prizes at the


>> Now there's only one prize


>> If only we had some wool!

>> We don't have to do the same


There must be more than one safe

way to drop a tomato.

(Wind howling)


Dandelion fluff is nice and

soft, just like the wool.


What if we use this to cushion

the tomato?

>> Oh, yeah!

>> ELINOR: But we'll need a lot

of it.

>> Then we'd better get




>> Okay, I think we have enough


(Wind blowing)

>> Oh, the fluff is getting


>> Nothing a little tape can't


>> All done!

>> Farmer Bear?

>> Yes, Ari?

>> Can we try again?

>> Absolutely!

>> This time we've got the right


Or should I say, the right


(Both laughing)

>> Check this out!

>> Aw, it smooshed again!

I guess we didn't use enough


>> See, you learn something,

even when they do smoosh.

Keep trying!

>> Keep trying, sure, but we

only have one tomato left!

>> That's okay.

We only need one safe drop!

Let's keep thinking.

What else can we try?


(Wind blowing)


Look at that leaf!

>> What about it?

>> It fell really slowly!

Look, I'll show you.

(Wind blowing)

>> That is slow.

>> A leaf falls slowly, but a

tomato falls fast.

>> Huh.

>> That's so interesting!

>> Too bad it isn't the other

way around.

If our tomato fell slowly, maybe

it wouldn't go splat.

>> Yes!

I wonder if there's a way to

help our tomato fall slowly too?


We need more observations!

♪ Look high, look low ♪

♪ For things that might fall

slow ♪

♪ So we can figure out a way ♪

♪ To save our tomato ♪

>> Tomato?

>> Just go with it, Olive.

♪ We'll hold 'em up ♪

♪ And let 'em go ♪

♪ Until we try ♪

♪ We'll never know ♪

♪ Look high and low ♪

♪ For things that might fall

slow ♪

♪ So we can figure out a way ♪

♪ To save our tomato ♪

>> We found some great things!

Now let's see how they fall.

>> I'll put them in two piles

either fell fast or fell slow.

>> The leaf goes here, in the

slow pile.

>> Okay, first, the pinecone.

>> ALL: Fast!

>> Next, the paper.

(Wind blowing)

>> ALL: Slow!

>> Now let's try the twig.

>> ALL: Fast!

>> Huh.

I wonder what would happen if we

dropped my scarf?

>> Let's try it!

>> ARI & OLIVE: Slow!

>> ELINOR: Very slow!

It looks like it's catching the

air as it falls.

>> So, we have two things that

fell fast the pine cone and the

twig, and three that fell


>> The leaf, the paper and my

scarf which was the slowest of


>> I wonder what would happen

if we taped your slow-falling

scarf to our tomato.

>> Yeah, maybe the tomato would

fall more slowly, too?

>> Okay, the scarf fell slowly

like a parachute, so we should

try to tape it to the tomato

that way.

>> OLIVE: We can tie a string to

each corner of the scarf and

tape the other ends to the


>> Yes, let's try it!

I'll get the string.

>> Cool, and now the tape.

>> Oh, no.

We're out of tape!

Now, how can we attach the

strings to the tomato?

>> Hm.

My donut!

>> Ari, this is no time for a


>> Oh, yes it is.

We can tie the strings to the


>> Awesome!


>> We're ready to try it!

>> Aww, good effort, Sally.

>> Farmer Bear, we have one more


>> Here we go!

>> BOTH: Oh, I can't watch!

>> Three.




(All cheering)

>> Hooray!

Well done, kids, how did you

come up with this idea?

>> Well, the scarf fell slowly

and that gave us the idea to use

it like a parachute.

>> My, what clever scientists.

Winners follow me!

>> Look, it's Mr. Tomato!

>> Ooh, a prize!

>> Ooh.

Let me guess what it is, um...

Oh, a pineapple?

(All gasping)

>> Guess again!

(Both giggling)

>> Let's take a picture of the



Say "Tomato!"

>> ALL: Tomato!

>> Senor Tapir, what are you

doing up there?

>> I was just thinking about the

inventor who designed the

world's first parachute.

Louis-Sébastien Lenormand.

♪ Lenormand wanted to jump off

the tower ♪

♪ And land nice and soft like a

leaf or a flower ♪

♪ He didn't know how to safely

get down, 'til he saw someone

walk high above town ♪

♪ The umbrella could help him

land safe and sound ♪

♪ But how big an umbrella would

help him get down? ♪

♪ He needed to find one just the

right size ♪

♪ And figuring that out would

take a few tries ♪

♪ Design, test, and improve ♪

♪ That's how he knew which

umbrella to use ♪

♪ He used umbrellas and rocks

different sizes ♪

♪ He tried things out and

discovered surprises ♪

♪ His parachute size had been

carefully planned ♪

♪ To hold them up gently as he

drifted to land ♪

♪ Design, test, and improve ♪

♪ It's the best way to know just

what to do ♪

♪ Design, test, and improve ♪

♪ That's how Lenormand made the

parachute ♪

>> ALL: You did it!

>> You landed on your feet!

>> Follow me!


(Blowing whistle)

Alright, class, who's ready to

play soccer?

>> Me!

>> I am!

>> I want to play!

>> Okay, let's go!

>> KIDS: Cool!



>> Wow!


>> I can't wait to start


>> Yeah, me too, Elinor!

I bet I'm going to be a super

sensational soccer star!

>> Whoa, wah!

Huh, okay, maybe I should learn

how to play first.


>> Oh, Ari.

What are you reading, Olive?

>> It's the rule book.

It tells you all the things you

can and can't do when you

play soccer.

Reading about the rules is my

favorite part of any game.

(All laughing)

>> Well, my favorite part of any

game is the playing part!

Let's go!


>> Yes!

>> Okay, kids!

Soccer is a wonderful game where

you play with a ball in all

kinds of different ways.

You can run with it...


...kick it, or bounce it off

your body, but the only thing

you can't do is use your hands,

unless you're the goalie.

>> The goalie's the one who

tries to stop the ball from

going in the net, right Ms.


>> That's right, Olive.

I see you found my rule book!

>> You betcha!


>> Goalies can use their hands,

but everyone else has to use the

other parts of their body.

Like their feet!

But the most important thing is

to just have fun and do your


Remember, everyone is good at

different things!

>> KIDS: Whoa!

>> That was amazing!

>> Let's give it a try!

Here ya go Sally.

>> KIDS: Yay!





>> Ah-ah!

Remember, Ari.

No hands.

>> Ah, sorry!

>> Heads up, Elinor!

>> Here ya go, Olive!

>> Right back at you, Elinor.

>> Over to you, Ari!

>> Okay, watch this move!

>> Wha!


>> Maybe not that move.

>> Thanks, Olive.

(Blowing whistle)

>> Okay, are you ready to try

some fun soccer moves?

>> I'm ready!

>> Me, too!

>> And me!

>> Splendid!

Now, in soccer you have to move

fast, so first, let's do some


>> Ready?



>> Silas, you're really fast.


>> That was a lot of running!

I usually fly when I'm in a


>> Hm, there's nothing in the

rules that say you can't fly,


>> Really?

(Blowing whistle)

>> Okay, come on back!


Now, let's try moving the ball

in different ways.

This is called "dribbling."

And "passing!"



Oh, sorry.




>> Wow, Mary and Lizzie are good

at this!

>> Yeah!

>> Whoa, ah!


>> Ari!

Remember, no hands!

>> Sorry.

>> Now let's see how far you can

kick the ball!


>> Whoa!


>> Whoa!

>> Great kick, Sally!

>> Your tail is really strong!

>> That was amazing!

>> You can also juggle the ball

with your feet.

Give it a try!


>> Aww, this is hard!

>> I agree.

>> Whoa, are you allowed to do


>> You can use anything except

your hands.

>> Oops.

>> So, yes, Ari.

>> Wow, who knew Olive had a

nose for soccer?


>> Go, Olive!


>> Oof!



>> Training to be a super soccer

star is hard work, huh?

>> Yeah.

>> Hm.

>> What's the matter, soccer


>> I'm really excited about

playing, Ms. Mole, but I don't

know what I'm good at.

>> Me neither.

>> Hm.

Exactly what do you mean by

that, Elinor?

>> Well, everyone is good at


Silas is a really good runner.

He's a cheetah, and cheetahs

have long legs that help them

run fast.

>> ARI: Super fast!

>> And Mary and Lizzie are

really good at dribbling and

passing the ball.

That's because goats have extra

strong legs they use for

climbing and kicking.

>> Right on target.

>> Sally is great at kicking the

ball with her tail.

Beavers have really big, strong

tails that help them swim.

>> There's no stopping that


>> And Olive is really good at

bouncing the ball with her


Elephants can do all kinds of

things with their trunks, like

push things or grab things!

>> Wow, I hadn't noticed all of

that before.

I wish I had a trunk!

(Imitating trumpet)


>> Everyone is good at

something, but what am I good

at, Ms. Mole?

>> Well, Elinor, I think you

are really good at something.

>> Really?

>> Yes, you are really good at

noticing things!

Not everyone sees all the little

things that you do!

>> Yeah, you're a superstar at

noticing things, Elinor!

>> I guess I am, but is that

good for soccer?

>> Of course it is!

Playing is also about working

together and noticing what your

teammates can do.

For example, I bet you could

tell us what Ari is good at in


>> Oh, I don't think I'm that

good at playing soccer.

>> Well, Ari, I noticed your

wings are really wide, and you

can fly up really high, and I

noticed that you are really

good at grabbing the ball with

your hands.

>> ARI: Yeah, it's a problem.

>> No, don't you see?

I think you'd be really good at

being the goalie!

Goalies can grab the ball with

their hands!

>> And wings!

>> Hey, I like that!

>> See, Elinor?

When you look closely, you see

that everyone is different, and

everyone is good at different


>> That is so interesting!

We need more observations!

♪ Some kids are really tall ♪

♪ And others are really quick ♪

♪ Some kids are really small ♪

♪ And some can really kick ♪

♪ Ring-a-ding-ding it's great to

sing ♪

♪ We're all good at different

things ♪

♪ Playing games is fun for all ♪

♪ Whether you are tall or

small ♪

♪ There's always a place for

you ♪

♪ No matter what you can do ♪

♪ Ring-a-ding-ding it's great to

sing ♪

♪ We're all good at different

things ♪

♪ Ring-a-ding-ding it's great to

sing ♪

♪ We're all good at different

things ♪

>> Who's ready to play a game?

>> Let's go!

>> Yay!

(Blowing whistle)


>> Me!



>> I love soccer!



(Kids cheering, laughing)

>> We did it!

(Both giggling)

>> Elinor, you're really good

at jumping to the ball when

it's up high!

>> I guess my rabbit legs and

feet are good for hopping!

>> And your ears are good for

stopping the ball, which...

>> You can do because they're

not your hands!

(Both laughing)


>> Whoa.

>> OLIVE: It's heading for the


>> Whoa!

>> Oh my!

>> ALL: Whoa!

>> Nice save, Ari!

(Kids cheering, laughing)

>> Oh, yeah, Super Goalie Soccer


Oh, yeah!

Oh, yeah!




We make a great team, because

we're all good at different


♪ Ring-a-ding-ding it's great

to sing ♪

♪ We're all good at different

things ♪

(Ms. Mole blowing whistle)

>> Okay, kids, now who wants

some lemonade?

(Kids cheering, laughing)

>> ARI: Lemonade!