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Code Word Caper/Transcript

This is a transcript of the video Code Word Caper.

Arrival at the Factory

(as the video begins, we see an aerial view of Alphaville. A letter O is hanging on a rope, then reveals Professor Quigley in a helicopter, named Phonics Flyer, holding the O and singing Letter Song)

Professor Quigley:

The O says

"o"

The O says

"o"

Every letter makes a sound

The O says

"o"

(Professor Quigley then presses a red button, which unleashes a letter R, which goes next to the O and then sings) Professor Quigley:

The R says

"r"

The R says

"r"

Every letter makes a sound

The R says

"r"

(shows Mr. Frog, on the rooftop of a new factory, waves two flags)

Mr. Frog: Drop them, Professor! (Professor Quigley drops the O and R) Huh? Whoa!

(upon the O and R landing, dust appears, making Professor Quigley cough. When the dust clears, the letters to THE COMPLEX WORDS COMPLEX appear)

Sign Letters: (singing) COMPLEX WORDS COMPLEX.

Professor Quigley: Simply spectacular, isn't it, Mr. Frog?

Mr. Frog: Yes indeed, Professor. Complex words are so much fun!

Professor Quigley: I can't wait to start putting letters together to make complex words! They're some of my favorite words in the world!

(Mr. Frog and Professor Quigley put on their hats and get their canes out, and they start dancing and singing, like they're putting on a show)

Mr. Frog: Here at the Complex Words Complex...

Professor Quigley: ...making words is easy as it gets!

Mr. Frog: We're gonna take some letters...

Professor Quigley: ...and put them together...

Mr. Frog: ...mix 'em all around...

Professor Quigley: ...and create some brand new sounds...

Mr. Frog and Professor Quigley: ...here at the Complex Words Complex!

(then they take their hats off and put their canes away, and they start marching)

Mr. Frog: I am so excited about our new factory!

Professor Quigley: That makes two of us!

Mr. Frog: I'd say that makes one, two, three, four, five of us! Look! The kids have just arrived!

(down on the ground, the Frog Kids discover the brand new phonics factory)

Lily: Complex Words Complex?

Tad: Com-plex? That sounds hard.

(Mr. Frog and Professor Quigley exit the factory)

Professor Quigley: No, not at all. Not when you know the secrets, Tad. Complex words have letters that just make different sounds when they're put together!

Mr. Frog: And these secrets are exactly what we want to show you today.

The Tour

(Mr. Frog, Professor Quigley, Leap, Lily, and Tad enter the factory)

Leap: Wow!

Tad: Awesome!

Lily: Look at that! To the point of the first time we were the petting zoo

Professor Quigley: Welcome to the super-duper state of the art... Complex Words Complex! With my marvelous machines, anyone can make complex words! And talk about high-tech, if you ever need help when I'm not around, just say the word, "Help".

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help, what seems to be the problem?

Professor Quigley: This is my patented "Absent Professor Device".

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Far better than the original, don't you think?

Professor Quigley: Hey, I built you!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: But I'm... smarter!

Professor Quigley: Well, you kids get the idea.

Mr. Frog: Come on, everyone!

New Vowel Sounds

(Leap, Lily and Tad walk with Professor Quigley and Dad. Fade transition to Quigley with the Websley Alphabet Book)

Professor Quigley: Tell me, Tad, how many letters are in the alphabet?

Tad: There are 26 letters.

Professor Quigley: Yes indeedy! Twenty-six letters. But did you know that in the English language there are more than 26 different sounds? Many more!

Tad: Same letters but different sounds? That's crazy!

Professor Quigley: (laughs) That's why some words are complex words! And Tad, do you remember when we made the vowels all sticky so they can hold words together? (cut to Tad, with a curious face, while Leap and Lily have happy faces) Well, the vowels can do something else really cool! They can make other sounds like in one of my favorite songs!

(all vowels exit the building and say their two sounds)

Professor Quigley: (sings) They're A, E, I, O, U. They're the vowels, they're the glue, (he holds each five vowels up) and each of them makes two sounds, together they make new sounds!

(Lily, Leap, and Tad all get surprised)

A: A says Ah and A says Ay

Leap, Lily and Tad: Hooray!

E: E says Eh and E says E

Leap, Lily and Tad: Whoopee!

I: I says Ih and I says I

Lily and Tad: Oh, hi!

O: O says Aw and O says Oh

Leap, Lily and Tad: Whoa!

U: U says "Uh" and U says U

Lily: So cute!

(Professor Quigley shows the final vowel)

Professor Quigley: And sometimes Y will join the team, it doesn't like to stay too clean.

(Leap, Lily and Tad watch the vowel Y)

Y: Yuh, E, I!

Tad: Uh-oh!

Lily: Oh my!

The Six Vowels: (singing) We're A, E, I, O, U, and Y! We're the vowels and here is why, we're very sticky, very sticky, sticky icky letters!

Silent E words

Professor Quigley: To show you a new way of using the vowels, let me introduce you... to my amazing Silent E Machine.

(Leap, Lily and Tad walk with Professor Quigley to the Silent E Machine)

Leap: What makes it so amazing?

Professor Quigley: I thought you never asked. This marvelous machine builds words that end with a Silent E.

Tad: That's cool! So what does a Silent E do?

(Professor Quigley reaches to his left pocket in his pocket was a Silent E letter)

Professor Quigley: Well, Tad, let's say you started with the word TAP. Can you sound that out for me?

Tad: That's an easy one! TAP. T-A-P. TAP.

Professor Quigley: Good! Now what happens when you say this word?

(Professor Quigley put Silent E in the word)

Tad: Um... I know! T-A-P-E. "Tap-eh!"

Professor Quigley: Well, it looks like "Tap-eh". But, this is a Silent E. And when we put it at the end of the word, the Silent E makes the other vowel say its name.

Tad: Okay. It's TAP. We know that. But when the silent E comes at the end of the word... there it is, the Silent E makes the other vowel say its name. Um... the other vowel? Okay, (the vowels on the screen), the vowels are A, E, I, O and U and sometimes Y. The other vowel is the A. So that's T-AY-P. TAPE!

Professor Quigley: TAPE! That's correct, my boy!

Tad: Professor, where'd you get that cool Silent E?

Professor Quigley: Right from my very own Silent E Machine!

(Professor Quigley walks and pick up a bucket of Es and going to a tube and turn into lots of silent Es, showing them a blueprint of the Silent E Machine).

Professor Quigley: It's a machine that literally takes their voice away.

Tad: Professor, where do all their voices go?

Professor Quigley: All the voices go straight to a high security area along with my patented Revoicerator. It's a machine that puts the voices back in the E's if we ever need to. Come on, Tad! Let's make some words.

(the "Silent E" song starts)

Professor Quigley: Silent E makes the first vowel say it's name

Take CAP and E, and you got CAPE

C-A-P-E

The A says it's name, you got CAPE

(Professor Quigley push the green button says "GO" then the letters CAP)

C-A-P

(the silent E goes down the tube)

C-A-P-E

(The Frog Kids dancing and the word CAPE moves into on the conveyor belt)

Leap: Now let's see the letter E.

P-E-T

(the silent E goes down the tube)

P-E-T-E

Professor Quigley: Give this one a try, let's build with the letter I.

(Professor Quigley shows the letter I)

H-I-D

(the silent E goes down the tube)

H-I-D-E

Tad: Wait, wait, I know, let's try the letter O

Lily: Okay.

H-O-P

(the silent E goes down the tube)

H-O-P-E

Lily: Now let's cue the Letter U

(shows the letter U)

C-U-T

(the silent E goes down the tube)

C-U-T-E

(Leap, Lily and Tad dance and the word CUTE moves into on the conveyor belt)

Leap: Silent E makes the first vowel say it's name

Take TAP and E, and you got TAPE

T-A-P-E

The A says it's name, you've got TAPE

Silent E makes the first vowel say it's name

Take DIM and E, and you got DIME

D-I-M-E

The I says it's name, you've got DIME.

Lily and Tad: If it ends with Silent E and there's a letter in between...

Tad: The first vowel says it's name.

Leap: Silent E makes the first vowel say it's name

Take NOT and E, and you got NOTE

N-O-T-E

The O says it's name, you've got NOTE.

Silent E makes the first vowel say it's name

Take CUT and E, and you got CUTE

C-U-T-E

The U says it's name, you've got CUTE.

Lily and Tad: If it ends with Silent E and there's a letter in between...

Tad: The first vowel says it's name.

(the "Silent E" song ends)

Mr. Websley loses his voice

Mr. Websley: (arrives) Cut, cut, cut!

Tad: Mr. Websley, you're saying "CUT, CUT, CUT", but I think you meant "CUTE, CUTE, CUTE".

Mr. Websley: WHAT?! Ah, the complex words! (enter Mr. Frog and Professor Quigley) You're not going to ask me to publish a book about Complex Words, are you?

Mr. Frog: Why, uh, yes, sir.

(Mr. Frog walks to Mr. Websley and explaining the kids)

Mr. Frog: Now that the children learned simple words at the words factory...

Mr. Websley: Precisely, my point Frog, once kids learn their ABCs and simple words, the rest is quack quack easy!

Mr. Frog: But, sir, children really need to understand sounding out complex words.

Mr. Websley: Quack! Balder-dash! There is absolutely nothing complex about complex words. I'll be waiting to have something really important to talk about... (suddenly, his phone rings)

Mr. Websley: Quack. This better be important.

Professor Quigley: Oh well, I guess we could turn the Complex Words Complex into a shopping mall or something.

Mr. Frog: No, Professor. Complex words are far too important to give up now. Kids, Professor and I need our time to come up with a plan. We'll be right back.

(Mr. Frog and Professor Quigley leave)

Mr. Websley: You two go ahead, but I'm not going to change my mind.

Leap: We've got to do something!

Lily: Yes We've got to do something!

Tad: And I know there's something we've got to do! You've just got to see how this Machine works Mr. Websley. Right....this....way

Mr. Websley: Tad Please. This looks very uh... interesting but I've got real business to take care of alright.

Leap: Look Mr. Websley, We've got this machine turns E's into Silent E's, and it actually does take their sound away! Watch! I can do it with my eyes closed! (accidentally hits the GO button which makes Mr. Websley get sucked into a tube, making the Frog Kids shocked) Whoops!

Tad: Uh-oh!

Lily: Something tells me you should have looked, Leap.

(a screen shows Mr. Websley on a conveyor belt, and comes out of the machine)

Lily: Are you alright, sir? (Mr. Websley tries to speak, but nobody can hear him) Oh no! He's lost his voice!

Leap: Silenced! By the Silent E machine.

Tad: Dad and the Professor will know what to do.

Leap: Where are they? We need help.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help, what seems to be the problem?

Tad: Ah, good. It is the Absent Professor.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help, what seems to be the problem?

Lily: We made Mr. Websley...lose his voice!

Leap: You just gotta fix it. Before he loses something else!

(Mr. Websley runs around the circles)

Lily: Yeah. Like his temper.

(Tad laughs)

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: If you or one of your party has lost his voice in the Silent E Machine, touch my left hand. If you would like ice cream, touch my right hand.

Tad: (tries to reach for the right hand) Oh, oh. Right....Hand!

(Mr. Websley touches the left hand)

Spelling the word BAKE

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Just go to the Revoicerator to claim any and all voices. All you need is the audio access code to unlock it. Today's audio access code is.....

(a speaker comes out)

Speaker: BAKE, SHUT, WAIT.

Leap: It's some kind of word puzzle isn't it?

Lily: BAKE, SHUT.

Tad: WAIT.

Leap: BAKE.

Lily: SHUT.

The Frog Kids: WAIT.

Tad: That won't be too hard to remember. I hope so.

Leap: We'd better write them down.

Tad: Oh, oh, Let me write the words. Okay the first word is BAKE. I think that's a silent E word. Silent E Machine, do your stuff.

(letters B, A and K come out)

Tad: B-b-b-b, Aah, K. Bak? Wait wait wait. For BAKE, we need to make the vowel say it's name with the silent E.

(a silent E arrives)

A: Ay

Tad: Great! B-A-K-E. BAKE. Buh Ay Kuh and the silent E at the end makes BAKE.

(Tad shoves the word into his backpack)

CH, SH and TH words

Lily: Don't worry Mr. Websley. We'll get to the other words.

Leap: The audio access code is BAKE, SHUT, WAIT. Your next word is "SHUT", Tad.

Tad: Sh-ut, I don't know how to make the "Shh" sound. I think I need some help!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help, what seems to be the problem?

Lily: We need to build the second word, SHUT.

Tad: Yeah. But how do I write the shh sound?

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: For that type of complex word, please visit my next Complex Word Machine. Just take a left, then two rights. Glad to be of help.

Lily: Hey, where's Mr. Websley?

Leap: There!

(Mr. Websley runs to the next machine)

Tad: Wow! Look at him go.

Leap: I guess he can't wait to get his voice back. Come on! We'll find him at the next machine. A left, (Leap, Lily and Tad go left) and two rights. Number 1, (Leap, Lily and Tad go right) and number 2.

(Leap, Lily and Tad go right to another machine, where they find Mr. Websley)

Tad: Wow! The "C-H, S-H, T-H Sound Machine", huh?

Leap: Don't worry, Mr. Websley. We'll figure this out for you.

Lily: All we need is a little HELP!!!!!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help, what seems to be the problem?

The Frog Kids: Professor!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Want a demonstration of my astonishingly stupendous Ch, Sh, Th Sound Machine?

(the "Word Building Conga" song starts)

Tad: Hey, what about my ice cream?

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: First you take the letter C and you add the letter H. Put them both together and a whole new sound they make!

C: Cuh

H: Huh

C: Cuh

H: Huh

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: When they come out...

CH: CH

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: It's a whole new sound. And watch what happens when they're added to the beginning of a word.

The Frog Kids: CH-IN, CHIN! CH-AT, CHAT!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Heh-heh, that's mighty handy! What about using an S and H?

S: Sss

H: Huh

S: Sss

H: Huh

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: First you take the letter S, and you add the letter H. Put them both together and a whole new sound they make.

SH: Shh!

Tad: Don't look at me! I was being quiet!

Leap: No, Tad. That's the new sound. Sh!

The Frog Kids: SH-IP, SHIP! SH-OP, SHOP!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Now we're on a roll! How about a T and H?

T: Tuh

H: Huh

T: Tuh

H: Huh

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: First you take the letter T and you add the letter H. Put them both together and a whole new sound they make.

TH: Thh!

The Frog Kids: TH-IN, THIN! TH-INK, THINK!

(as the pitch of the song changes, it shows Mr. Websley, Leap, Lily and Tad dancing)

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: First you take the letter S.

Leap: And you add the letter H.

Both: Put them both together and a whole new sound they make.

The Frog Kids: SH, SH, SHIP! SH, SH, SHOP!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: First you take the letter C.

Lily: And you add the letter H.

Both: Put them both together and a Whole new sound they make.

The Frog Kids: CH, CH, CHIN! CH, CH, CHAT!

(Tad giggles)

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: First you take the letter T.

Tad: And you add the letter H.

Both: Put them both together and a Whole new sound you make.

The Frog Kids: TH, TH, THIN! TH, TH, THINK!

Absent Minded Professor Quigley: These letters are the key. (the song ends) Glad to be of help.

Spelling the word SHUT

Tad: Now, it's time for the next word to unlock Mr. Websley's voice. Uh... how did it go again?

Leap and Lily: BAKE, SHUT, WAIT! BAKE, SHUT, WAIT!

Tad: I get it now. SHUT, it starts with the Shh sound, so we need an S and an H working together to make that sound. Ahem! Um, an S and an H, please.

(a letter S and a letter H come down from their tubes)

SH: Sh, Sh, Sh!

(the letters U and T come out)

Tad: SH and UT. SH-UT, SHUT. Look, I got the second word done. (puts the word in his backpack)

Vowel Teams

Leap: You're doing great Tad, and we've only got one more word, WAIT.

Tad: And something tells me that just one more machine will do it. HELP!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help, what seems to be the problem?

Tad: The audio access code is BAKE, SHUT, WAIT.

Leap: So we need some help with our last complex word, WAIT.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Well, for that type of complex word, you'll need the Walking Talking Connector 5000. Just take a left, then six rights, then another left, then another right, a left, right, left, right, and one and a half right.

Leap: Just follow us Mr. Websley, we'll find it.

(Mr. Websley runs to the next machine)

Tad: There he goes again!

(shows Leap, Lily, Tad, and Mr. Wesley arriving at the Walking Talking Connector 5000)

Tad: Wow!

Leap: Cool! This has got to be the Professor’s "Walking Talking Connector 5000".

Tad: Wait! The Word is WAIT. Umm...how do I make that word? HELP!

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Help? What seems to be the problem?

Tad: How do I make the word WAIT?

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: It's really easier than it seems. Some complex words are made up of vowel teams. That's when two vowels are stuck together in a word like the OA in SOAP or the IE in PIE. Only one of them says it's name.

Lily: Tell us, Professor. How do you know which one says it's name?

Tad: Yeah. How do you know?

(the "When Two Vowels Go Walking" song starts)

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: It's very easy to remember. When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

E: E

A: A

E: E

A: A

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

EA: EA

Tad: T-E-A. No no wait, so two vowels together so only the first one talks. T-EA-M TEAM.

The Frog Kids: L-EA-P LEAP

Leap: Leap, what seems to be the problem?

(Leap, Lily and Tad laugh)

Tad: No problem. We're just building your name.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Now for a change of pace, how about using A and I?

The Frog Kids: T-AI-L TAIL, P-AI-L PAIL.

Leap: Now let’s give AY a try, and don't forget sometimes Y is a vowel.

The Frog Kids: P-AY PAY, S-AY SAY

Lily: What about I and E?

The Frog Kids: P-IE PIE, T-IE TIE

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Next, what do we say? O and A!

The Frog Kids: G-OA-T GOAT, B-OA-T BOAT.

Lily: This last one will be fun for me. Now watch what happens with E and E?

The Frog Kids: B-EE BEE, S-EE SEE

Leap: Think you've got it Tad?

Tad: Aw sure Leap. It IS easy to remember.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking.

Tad: Like O and A say OA.

Leap: As in BOAT, and GOAT.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

Tad: Like A and Y say AY.

Lily: As in SAY, and TRAY.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

Tad: Like E and A say EA.

Leap: As in TEAM and LEAP.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley and Tad: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. Like I and E say IE as in TIE...and...PIE.

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Yes, PIE.

(the song ends)

Spelling the word WAIT

Lily: We'd better get that last word done, Tad.

Tad: Oh, I've got it. WAIT.

(the letters A and I come down from machine, with a W at the beginning and a T at the end)

Tad: W-AI-T, Wait, W-A-I-T, W-AI-T, WAIT. And this is the last key word. Now we can release Mr. Websley’s voice.

(Tad shoves the word into his backpack)

Opening the door to the Revoicerator

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: Hey, why not revisit my complex word machines. They promise hours and hours of family fun.

Tad: I think Mr. Websley has seen enough.

Leap: How many left and right turns will it take to get to the Revoicerator?

Absent-Minded Professor Quigley: (laughs) The Revoicerator is closer than you think. (a flashing button appears) Just press the itsy bitsy tiny button over there. (Leap, Lily and Tad go to a wall with a flashing button and a microwave) Go ahead, push it.

(Tad pushes the flashing button and a vibrating V passes by)

Tad: Well, here goes. (clears throat) BAKE, SHUT, WAIT. (nothing happens) Oh, come on, open up. What's wrong? BAKE, SHUT, WAIT. Have I spelled everything correctly?

(the "Word Building Conga" song begins with the word SHUT)

Tad: First we take a letter S and we add a letter H put them both together and a whole new sound they make. Shh, shh and UT. Sh-Sh-Sh, Ut. SHUT. That one is correct.

(the "Word Building Conga" song ends and the "Silent E" song starts)

Tad: Silent E makes the first vowel say it's name. B-A-KE, BAKE. Also correct.

(The "Silent E" song ends and the "When Two Vowels Go Walking" song starts)

Tad: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. W-AI-T, WAIT.

(the "When Two Vowels Go Walking" song ends)

Tad: Yep, everything's spelled just fine.

Lily: Hmm, maybe the words are in the wrong order.

Leap: Maybe you’re right Lily, like in a puzzle. Try them in a different order, Tad.

(Tad takes the three words out of his backpack and rearranges them)

Tad: WAIT, SHUT, BAKE. Nope. Okay, okay. BAKE, SHUT, WAIT. Hmm, not at all. Oh, how about SHUT, BAKE, WAIT.

(the microwave opens and Leap, Lily and Tad put the three words in the microwave)

Leap: Okay, here we go. The first word is SHUT. Shut the door! (Lily closes the microwave) BAKE. We have to bake the words.

(Leap starts the microwave and the words start being baked)

Tad: Leap, what do we do now?

Leap: Now we WAIT.

(after a few more seconds, the microwave stops baking and the door to the revoicerator opens)

The Frog Kids: Wow!

Restoring Mr. Websley's voice

Lily: How does it work?

Leap: Hey, look for a big green GO button.

(Tad takes a silent E out of his backpack and puts it in the Revoicerator, which shows the letter E turning back to red, and comes out of the pipe)

E: Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh!

Leap: Nice job little brother. You figured it out.and great service as a man who has been Mickeys Adventures in Wonderland

(Mr. Websley jumps into the Revoicerator, which has a screen showing him inside, and then he comes out of the pipe)

Lily: Sir, is your quack back?

Mr. Websley: (clears throat; quacks softer then gets louder) Quack, quack, quack! (chuckles)

Finale

(Mr. Frog and Professor Quigley return)

Mr. Frog: Kids, Mr. Websley, what are you doing in here? What’s going on? Is everything alright?

Mr. Websley: Everything is great Frog. I must say this complex words complex of yours is simply speck-QUACK-ular. I had such a good time with these complex words.

Tad: And you know what? Complex words aren't so complex after all.

Mr. Websley: Frog, I have a great idea. I want you and the professor to get right to work on a book about complex words.

Leap: Okey-dokey!

Lily: Yippee!

Tad: (chuckles)

Mr. Websley: Of course I will need them by tomorrow.

Professor Quigley: That's what I love. Deadlines.

Mr. Frog: Well we'd better get started!

Mr. Websley: Not until Tad and I sing a little something here.

Tad: Hit it, Mr. Websley!

(The "Here at the Complex Words Complex" song starts)

Mr. Websley: Here at the Complex Words Complex, making words is easy as it gets.

Tad: We learned all about the magic letter E! We turned cut into cute. It's as easy as can be!

Mr. Websley: The big H mixer, it mixes sounds around. We mixed up C and H so we could chugga chug around.

Tad: At the complex words complex. Where making words is simple not complex. We met some vowels that whenever do they walk. (Leap and Lily show up walking) The second one's quiet, (Lily covers up Leap's mouth) and the first one only talks.

(Lily opens her mouth)

Mr. Websley: We built the words that helped us open up the door.

Both: And the rules we learned will help us open more.

Mr. Websley: And that's the way that it should be.

Tad: It's really very simple you can see

Both: Here at the complex words, the complex words, The Complex Words Complex!

Tad: Oh yeah!

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