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(Note that "-" means cut from the Leapster version)

Going To The Letter Factory

(Fade from black as we pan to the Frog Family's home, we zoom to the front door)

Mr. Frog: (offscreen, but shown in the Leapster version) Okay, let's get in the car. Who's ready to go?

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(camera fade to the frog kids seemingly ready. the camera pan out to reveal that the frog kids was just a picture on the fridge and the real kids are hurrying to get ready)

Leap: Oh, it's 6:00.

(The Frog Kids complain while Mom buttons her husband's shirt; then they line up)

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Leap, Lily and Tad: We're ready! (their parents smile and they head to the garage)

(on the door of the garage there are words reading "LEAPFROG PRESENTS: THE LETTER FACTORY". The door opens and the car drives away from home as "The Leapfrog Learning Overture" plays and the opening credits appear. They pass by a truck that honks its horn and then arrive at the Letter Factory and park at a space in an alphabet-styled parking lot, but in the Leapster version, the drive was shortened a bit)

Mr. Frog: Here we are, at the Letter Factory!

(the family comes out of the car)

Mrs. Frog: Everyone ready to help out with your father's big letter presentation?

(Leap and Lily pass by Mrs. Frog)

Leap: Okey-dokey, artichokey.

(shows Mr. Frog holding Tad while walking)

Mr. Frog: Fortunately, we have the most talented letters in the whole world.

Tad: What makes them so special, Dad?

Mr. Frog: Well, Tad, our letters are the only letters in the world that can speak.

(On the sign of the factory, we see the letters in "LETTER" with faces)

Sign Letters: (singing) L-E-TT-ER!

Mr. Frog: And they know exactly what to say. That's important, Tad, because when letters make sounds, they work together to make words.

Sign Letters: (they sing the whole word) Letter!

The Alphabet Presentation Setup

(The Frog Family is then inside the factory)

Mr. Frog: Now I know you might be asking yourself, what do we do with all these letters? (they come to an auditorium) Just push this button and you'll see. (Tad does so and a TV screen turns on to show a book titles Websley's Alphabet Book) Ah, the Websley Alphabet Book, which contains every single letter of the alphabet. (The book flips to pages A, B, and C. Then it floats and Mr. Websley appears out of nowhere holding the book.) And this is the book's publisher: Mr. Websley.

Mr. Websley: The Websley Alphabet Book is filled with all the letters of the alphabet.

Mr. Frog: But now we need to convince Mr. Websley to make a talking alphabet book. Do you know what he needs for that book?

Leap and Lily: Letters that make sounds!

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Mrs. Frog: (singing as she plays the piano) Mr. Websley is coming around to see our letters and hear their sounds!

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Mr. Frog: Yes. He's getting a special tour, and then a big presentation. Kids, Mr. Websley is one of the most important letter users in the world!

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Leap: (steps out with a straw hat, a cane, and microphone) And now, I'd like to introduce the big man who will be leading this factory tour, Dad!

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Mr. Frog: (he comes driving a car) Yes. We're proud of the fact that we make the best letters in the world.

Tad: Oh, I wanna help. What can I do? (he stands up, but falls and knocks over some paints) Oops, sorry. I'll clean it up.

(pretty soon, Mr. Websley arrives at the factory)

Mr. Websley: Well, where is everybody? (quacks) I'd be very grumpy if I have to wait for anything.

Mr. Frog: Welcome to our Letter Factory, Mr. Websley, where letters make exactly the right sound! Please hop aboard for your special tour.

Mr. Websley: (quacks as he hops on) This better be good. Letters that make sounds. (quacks) I'll believe it when I hear it.

Mr. Frog: Leap, Lily, if you two could keep an eye on Tad, that would be great.

Leap: (loudly through microphone as the rest covers their ears) Okey-dokey, artichokey! Oh, I mean, heh-heh. Okey-dokey, artichokey.

The Tour of Letters

Mr. Frog: (as he tours Mr. Websley around the factory) Here at the Letter Factory, we make better letters than anywhere else in the world. Why? Because we train our letters to make their sound absolutely perfect every time.

Leap: (on stage he is carrying E, F, G, and H) Hey, I found some old letters: E, F, G, whoa!

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Leap: And H, that we can use to decorate the stage.

Mrs. Frog: (holds lyric papers) I was thinking I could play this song: all the Letters from A to Z.

Lily: (rides on a big rolling letter O) Maybe I could do a dance with this big letter O! (she carelessly bumps into Leap, Tad, and Mom, startling them and the letters and lyric papers fall down to the ground)

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Tad: (as the letters touch the ground) E, F, G, H? How many letters are there?

Leap: Only twenty-six, Tad. But maybe you're too little to remember all of them. Why don't you just sit and watch?

Tad: Too little, just watch, get lost.

(Tad leaves the stage)

Leap: No, Tad. Uh, I didn't mean it like that.

Lily: Leap, we need to practice so the presentation will be perfect.

Leap: Right, Lily. I'll talk to Tad later.

Tad: (walks away from his siblings) If I knew my letters I could help.

Join Professor Quigley/Rooms A, B, C, and D

(Tad enters the letter training area. He sees some A letters walk off a conveyor belt and report to their classroom, while a female computerized voice speaks)

Female computer voice: Now entering the letter training area. All letters, please report to the training area immediately. Caution, intense and serious letter training now in progress.

Tad: I'm just too small to get my letters right.

Professor Quigley: (listens while he works with the training area control monitors) Huh? Well, wait a minute. (walks up to Tad) Let's just see about that. (measures Tad with a measuring tape) As I suspected, just perfect for learning letters! (rolls the tape back up) Allow me to introduce myself. My card. (shows Tad his talking license card)

Professor Quigley's License: The name is Quigley-- Professor Quigley.

Tad: Nice to meet you.

Professor Quigley: And I'll be happy to teach you your letters with a full-proof system developed right here by a very ingenious scientist.

Tad: Who?

Professor Quigley: Me! In these classrooms, we teach every letter to make its correct sound. Why don’t you join the A's, Tad?

(Tad comes in the A room. Professor Quigley winks at the camera and runs off. Just then a big hairy purple monster comes in the room)

Professor Quigley: Wooga Wooga Wooga!

Tad and the A letters: AAAHHH!

Professor Quigley: Perfect. That was exactly the right sound for the letter A. "ah" as in "ant".

(The monster is actually Professor Quigley in disguise)

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Professor Quigley: (takes off the monster's head and scratches) Which reminds me. I need to get this monster suit clean.

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Professor Quigley: What do the A's say? (the A letters say their sound simultaneously) You see, my boy, learning letters is easy. Now you know... (writes an A on a slate board and sings to the tune to "Farmer in the Dell!") The A says

A letters: "ah"

Professor Quigley: The A says

A letters: "ah"

Professor Quigley: Every letter makes a sound, The A says

Tad: "ah"

(spoken) Wow, what letter is next?

(They are at the door to the B room, but shows them walking to it in the Leapster version)

Professor Quigley: The letter B.

Tad: (notice a lowercase b on the door) Hey, this "b" forgot one of its bumps.

Professor Quigley: That's a lowercase b, Tad. And this large one is called a capital B. (erases the original capital and lowercase B and rewrites them on the door, but in the Leapster version, he does that as he was saying the above line) Each letter can be either a capital or a lowercase. But they both make the same sound, no matter what their shape and size.

(They enter the B room, where inside the B letters are singing their sound to the tune to "Symphony No. 5", written by Beethoven. One of them is blowing on a tuba. The B trainer is conducting them, with the bust of Beethoven singing along with them.)

Professor Quigley: (stops the music) Hold it! Hold it! I heard a boom boom boom. You are not cannons. You are the letter B, and... (writes a B on a slate board and sings)

The B says

B letters:

"buh"

Professor Quigley:

The B says

B letters:

"buh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The B says

Tad:

"buh"

(One of the B letters blows the tuba so hard it blows Tad, Professor Quigley and the B conductor out of the room. Tad and Professor Quigley land in the C room, where it's cold)

Tad: (shivers) Br-r-r-r! It's c-c-cold in here!

Professor Quigley: (appears wearing his winter clothes) This is the C room. C makes the "c" sound as in "cold".

(Some C letters appear)

C Trainer: You are the letter C, and your sound is...

C letters: cuh, cuh, cuh.

Professor Quigley: (writes a C on a slate board and sings)

The C says

C letters:

"cuh"

Professor Quigley:

The C says

C letters:

"cuh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The C says

Tad:

"cuh"

(suddenly, a snowball starts coming)

Tad: (gasps) Look out!

(Everyone sees the giant snowball, then the C's jump out the way while Professor Quigley and Tad start running from the snowball and screaming as they get trapped in the snowball which then bursts out of the C room across the hall and finally crashes into the door to the D room causing it to fall apart. Then Professor Quigley is now in his normal attire is sitting in front of the door)

Professor Quigley: Brrrrrr. Good thing I wore my long underwear!

(Tad pops out of the snow and smiles, but in the Leapster version, Tad pops out shivering as Professor Quigley says the above line)

(They go into D room where the D class is playing jazz music, and the D trainer is playing a drum. The D trainer stops and sees Tad and Professor Quigley)

D Trainer: Hmm? Oh! Welcome to the D room, daddy-o.

Professor Quigley: (Now wearing purple beret and shades and he has soul patch, and speaks in beatnik accent) I dig your vibes, my main D and we are here so the sprout can soak in your message.

D Trainer: Crazy! (to his D students) Listen up, cool cats. The D goes "duh", as in "dog".

D letters: Duh, duh, duh, duh.

Professor Quigley: I dig the D. Let's tune into that crazy poetry. (writes a D on a slate board as he sings)

The D says

D letters:

"duh"

Professor Quigley:

The D says

D letters:

"duh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The D says

Tad:

"duh"

Professor Quigley: Well d-done, Taddy-o!

Review Segment #1: A, B, C, and D

(scene shows Leap wearing shades and holding a megaphone)

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Leap: Letters, letters, listen up! We really need to impress Mr. Websley. So I'm thinking of creating an incredible beginning for the presentation! OK, first, I need to build a big set with a slide.

Lily: Leap, we really don't have time for any changes.

Leap: Okay. Uh...

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Leap: Let's take it from the top with A, B, C, and D.

(Mrs. Frog starts playing the piano)

Leap: And action!

A: The A says ah

B: The B says buh

C: The C says cuh

D: And the D says duh

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Leap: And here's where we use my remote control spotlights!

(Leap turns on the spotlight. But they are so bright the letters A B C and D are blinded and they end up bumping into each other)

A: Help!

(Lily puts her hand on her mouth in horror as the letters destroy the set)

Letters: Ahhhhhhh!

Leap: (embarrassed over what he just did) Okay. So, maybe we don't use the spotlights.

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Rooms E, F, G, and H

(scene shows Professor Quigley and Tad at the door to the E room)

Tad: What room is next, Professor?

Professor Quigley: My boy, just ask if this is the E room.

(scene switches to the interior of the E room)

Tad: Um, excuse me. Is this the E room?

E Trainer: eh?

Tad: IS THIS THE E ROOM?

E Trainer: eh?

Tad: This guy don't help. He just keeps saying "eh".

Professor Quigley: That's right, Tad. This is our E trainer. He's teaching the sound of the letter E: "eh" as in "egg". (displays an egg)

E Trainer: eh!

E letters: eh!

Professor Quigley: (writes an E on a slate board and sings)

The E says

E letters:

"eh"

Professor Quigley:

The E says

E letters:

"eh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The E says

Tad:

"eh"

Professor Quigley: Bravo! (claps his hands but breaks the egg) Perhaps we had best be going.

(Professor Quigley cleans his hands and he and Tad leave the E room (in the Leapster version, it just cuts to them leaving the E room), then shows them walking to the door to the F room)

Tad: Oh no! This E is missing a line!

Professor Quigley: Actually, that's the letter F.

Tad: Can we go inside so I can learn what it sounds like?

Professor Quigley: Certainly, but I hope you don't get airsick.

Tad: Huh?

(scene cuts to the interior of the F room)

F Trainer: Alright, F letters. Prepare for takeoff.

Tad: Are we going to get on a plane?

Professor Quigley: You'll see.

F Trainer: F letters, make your sound.

(The F letters say their sound as they sprout wings and lift off from the ground and to the ceiling full of stars)

Tad: Cool!

Professor Quigley: Yes, the sound of the letter F is "ff", as in the word "fly". Let’s try it.

(Professor Quigley and Tad say their F sound and lift off from the ground.)

Tad: Hey! I'm flying! (laughs) This is fun!

Professor Quigley: Yes, that word works too. (he then writes an F on a slate board and sings) The F says

F letters: "ff"

Professor Quigley: The F says

F letters: "ff"

Professor Quigley: Every letter makes a sound, The F says

(Professor Quigley catches Tad, who does a somersault)

Tad: "ff"

(scene switches to Tad and Professor Quigley at the door to the G room)

Tad: Oh, Professor, learning letters is great!

Professor Quigley: Yes, and every room is a wonderful challenge!

(scene switches to the interior of the G room, where the letter G's are lifting dumbbells while saying their sound)

Tad: Hey, what letter is that?

G Trainer: Lift those weights all the way! What sound does the letter G say?

G letters: Guh! Guh! Guh!

Professor Quigley: (writes a G on a slate board and sings while dressed up as a muscle-man)

The G says

G letters:

"guh"

Professor Quigley:

The G says

G letters:

"guh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The G says

Tad:

"guh"

Professor Quigley: (tries to lift his 2000-pound barbell but fails) This thing weighs a ton!

(Tad smiles, and then shows him and Professor Quigley walking into the H room)

H letters: hh! hh! hh!

Tad: Wow! It's h-h-hot in here!

Professor Quigley: (wearing a red Hawaiian shirt and green sombrero (but just the red Hawaiian shirt in the Leapster version), holding a glass filled with water, and giggles) That's the sound of the letter H! And water makes the H's h-h-happy! (gives Tad his glass of water and Tad drinks it as he does that Professor Quigley turns over the tray he had the glass on and writes an H on it with his chalk (but in the Leapster version, he writes the letter H on a slate board), and sings)

The H says

H letters:

"hh"

Professor Quigley:

The H says

H letters:

"hh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The H says

Tad:

"hh"

Review Segment #2: E, F, G, and H

(scene shows Mr. Frog and Mr. Websley in the tour car, and Mr. Frog shows Mr. Websley where he double-checks each letter)

Mr. Frog: Here's where we double-check each letter to make sure it looks and sounds absolutely perfect!

(shows a conveyor belt where the letters A through G and a Berfter appear (but in the Leapster version only the letters E through G and the Berfter appear), with the last three letters and the Berfter singing)

E: The E says "eh"

F: The F says "ff"

G: The G says "guh"

Berfter: And the Berfter says BLASTROMLIFYEDAH!

(Mr. Frog quickly runs to the machine and presses a button causing an alarm to go off and the convener belt to stop, Mr. Websley looks at the Berfter)

Mr. Frog: Uh...and this is why we double-check each and every letter.

(Mr. Frog pulls a lever causing the Berfter to fall through a trap door)

Mr. Frog: (speaks into the microphone) I need a new letter H at Checkpoint 3 please, letter H at Checkpoint 3!

(Mr. Frog looks at the conveyor belt which now has the letter H on it)

H: hh, hh, hh.

Mr. Frog: (as he waves to the letter H as it goes past him) That's the letter H we know and love!

Rooms I, J, K, and L

(shows Professor Quigley and Tad at the door to the I room)

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(Professor Quigley notices something on the door)

Professor Quigley: There's something missing here! (gets a pen from his pocket) Good thing I have my pen! There should be above this lowercase "i", a dot!

(Professor Quigley tries to fix it, but his pen is dry, and then shakes his pen)

Professor Quigley: It appears my pen is...(a lot of ink gets on him and right above the dot-less lowercase "i")...empty.

Tad: (points to the door) Hey, Professor, great shot!

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Professor Quigley: Shall we enter?

(both Tad and Professor Quigley enter the I room)

(slime falls on a letter I trainer)

Tad: "ih"! Icky!

I Trainer: "Ih!" If you are the letter I, then the sound you make is...

(slime falls on all the other letter I's)

I letters: "ih"!

(shows Professor Quigley wearing an umbrella hat and Tad next to him)

Professor Quigley: This is the way we train the I letters to make their sound.

(slime falls on Tad, and makes the I sound)

Tad: "ih"!

Professor Quigley: Correct! (writes an I on a slate board and sings)

The I says

I letters:

"ih"

Professor Quigley:

The I says

I letters:

"ih"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The I says

Tad:

"ih"

(cuts to Professor Quigley and Tad at the door to the J room)

Tad: Professor, I bet the little J is next door buddies with the little I.

Professor Quigley: Why do you say that?

Tad: (points to the small j) Because they both have a dot.

Professor Quigley: Ha, ha! Excellent observation.

(scene switches to the interior of the J room, where the letter J's are jumping on trampolines while saying their sound)

J Trainer: The letter J makes the sound of... "juh"

J letters: juh, juh!

J Trainer: Juh! Jump!

(the letter J's jumping on trampolines while saying their sound, and one of them flips)

Professor Quigley: (writes a J on a slate board and sings)

The J says

J letters:

"juh"

Professor Quigley:

The J says

J letters:

"juh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The J says

(suddenly, Tad jumps too high)

Tad:

"juh"

(spoken) WHOA!

Professor Quigley: Hmm...I'm going to have to get that fixed.

(cut to Professor Quigley and Tad at the door to the K room, where a loud noise makes the portraits on the wall fall down)

Professor Quigley: Ah! The K letters are hard at work!

(Tad and Professor Quigley enter the K room, where the letter K's are wearing karate uniforms and kicking walls while saying their sound)

Professor Quigley: (wears a karate uniform) Ah, grasshopper. It is the kick to learn the sound of the most humble letter K. (writes a K on a slate board and sings)

The K says

K letters:

"kuh"

Professor Quigley:

The K says

K letters:

"kuh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The K says

Tad:

"kuh"

Like Kick! (Tad kicks the wall, forming a letter K, but in the Leapster version, he kicks the wall before saying the above line)

Professor Quigley: It is the young, but wise frog who becomes one with the alphabet.

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(Professor Quigley kicks the wall, but he breaks into pieces)

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(scene switches to Professor Quigley and Tad at the door to the L room)

Tad: Hey, that's the letter L!

Professor Quigley: Right!

Tad: I know, because my brother Leap and my sister Lily have one of those at the beginning of their names.

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(Professor Quigley and Tad enter the L room, where the letter L's are singing their sound to "Blue Danube Waltz")

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Professor Quigley: The L letters learn their sound while l-l-licking, l-l-lollipops.

Tad: I wish I were a letter L.

Professor Quigley: (writes an L on a slate board and sings)

The L says

L letters:

"l"

Professor Quigley:

The L says

L letters:

"l"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The L says

Tad:

"l"

(spoken) The L says lick. (licks a lollipop)

Review Segment #3: I, J, K, and L

(scene shows Leap and Lily directing the letters I, J, K, and L)

Lily: Okay, letters.

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Lily: We'll do two spins to the right, then letter I, you'll do an inverted pirouette, letter J, a jump-split, letter K, a kick-turn, and letter L, a lunge. Here we go!

(letters I J, K, and L looked at each other, confused)

Leap: (laughs) They are the world's best letters, Not the world's best dancers.

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Leap: Let's hear it!

I: The I says "ih!"

J: The J says "juh!"

K: The K says "kuh!"

L: And the L says "l!"

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Lily: They sound great. But Leap, we better hurry with the rest of the letters! Dad's tour is almost over.

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Rooms M, N, O, and P

(scene shows Tad and Professor Quigley at the door to the M room)

Professor Quigley: Welcome to the tastiest room in the whole factory!

(Professor Quigley and Tad enter the M room)

M Trainer: Letters, you are known as the M. And M makes the most marvelous sound!

Tad: (eats a muffin) Mmm! Mm-mm-mm.

M letters: Mm-mm-mm.

Professor Quigley: Marvelous! (writes an M on a slate board and sings)

The M says

M letters:

"mmm"

Professor Quigley:

The M says

M letters:

"mmm"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The M says

Tad:

"mmm"

(belches) Excuse me!

(scene switches to Professor Quigley and Tad at the boarded up door to the N room, where Professor Quigley knocks three times)

Professor Quigley: Hello, anybody home? The N letters can be a little bit crabby.

(the door opens, and a mosquito buzzes into the hallway)

Professor Quigley: Hello! I'm teaching Tad here all about the letter N, and I was wondering if you would be so kind as to let us hear your sound?

N Trainer: NO! (he slams the door)

(Professor Quigley tries again)

Professor Quigley: How about at noon?

N Trainer: Nope!

Professor Quigley: Near nine o'clock?

N Trainer: Nuh-uh!

Professor Quigley: Next November?

N Trainer: NO, NO, NO! Not noon, not near nine o'clock, nor next November. Not now! Not ever. NEVER!! (As he slams door again, the mosquito lands on Tad's cap)

Professor Quigley: Tad, perhaps we'll have to come back to this room.

Tad: Hey, Professor! The N says "nn".

Professor Quigley: Why, that's correct! (some N letters gather around them, and he writes an N on a slate board and sings)

The N says

N letters:

"nn"

Professor Quigley:

The N says

N letters:

"nn"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The N says

Tad and the mosquito:

"nn"

(scene switches to the O room, where Professor Quigley and Tad come out of the bushes)

Tad: Where are we, Professor Quigley?

Professor Quigley: (wears a safari hat) Tad, this is the O room, and I would advise that you duck. (ducks into the bushes)

Tad: Duck? Why?

(Professor Quigley pulls Tad into the bushes, then an O trainer and five more O letters swing over the bushes)

O Trainer: (swings by frowning, but smiles in the Leapster version) The O says "o-o", as in Ox and Octopus!

(five O letters swing right, then an O trainer swings left over the bushes, then five empty vines swing by, making Professor Quigley and Tad notice something)

Professor Quigley: Odd.

Tad: You mean the O says "o-o" as in the word odd?

Professor Quigley: Yes, and it's odd that the O letters didn't follow their trainer. But... (writes an O on a slate board and sings)

The O says

O letters:

"o-o"

Professor Quigley:

The O says

O letters:

"o-o"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The O says

(Just before the song ends, a crash is heard off-screen)

O Trainer: o-o!

(cut to Professor Quigley and Tad walking to the P room, after he takes the safari hat off)

Tad: Hey, Professor, what's that noise, and that smell? It smells like... like... (Tad listens to the P sound) Popcorn!

Professor Quigley: Just make sure you wait until they're finished...(the door opens, which causes an avalanche of popcorn and a letter P comes out)...puh-puh-popping!

(Professor Quigley and Tad enter the P room, where a pot is turning the P letters into popcorn)

P Trainer: We are the letter P, and the sound we make is "puh".

(the P letters make their sounds, while popping like popcorn)

Professor Quigley: (writes a P on a slate board and sings)

The P says...

P letters:

"puh"

Professor Quigley:

The P says...

P letters:

"puh"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

The P says...

Tad:

"puh"

(spoken) (holds a bag of popcorn) Like in p-p-popping popcorn.

Professor Quigley: (eats some popcorn) Mmm. Needs salt.

Review Segment #4: M, N, O, and P

(scene shows Mrs. Frog playing the piano with the letters M, N, O, and P next to it)

M: Listen, everybody! The M says "mmm".

N: The N says "nn".

O: (while swinging on a vine) The O says "o-o".

P: And the P says "puh"!

(the four letters sing their sound in harmony)

Rooms Q, R, S, and T

(scene shows the interior of the Q room)

Professor Quigley: Class, in addition to Tad joining us today, we have two guest speakers: Dicky Duck and Molly Mallard.

(shows Tad sitting with the duck-billed Q letters)

Tad: Wow! Cool.

Professor Quigley: They will be discussing the sound of the letter Q. Please, Molly, Begin.

Molly Mallard: Q, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.

Dicky Duck: Q? Quack, quack, quack.

Molly Mallard: Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.

Dicky Duck: Quack? Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack!

Molly Mallard: Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.

(Dicky, and Molly argued of quacking, then stopped)

Dicky Duck: Quack.

Professor Quigley: Any questions? Good! Now, let's review. (writes a Q on a slate board and sings)

The Q says

Q letters:

"kwuh"

Professor Quigley:

The Q says

Q letters:

"kwuh"

Professor Quigley: (does a little dance)

Every letter makes a sound,

The Q says

Tad:

"kwuh"

(scene switches to Tad and Professor Quigley in the R room)

R Trainer: Rr-rr-rr! Welcome to the R room! We're rev-rev-revving up for a big day of learning! R letters, let's ride!

(a couple R letters say their sound as they race around the track)

Professor Quigley: (writes an R on a slate board and sings)

The R says

R letters:

"rr"

Professor Quigley:

The R says

R letters:

"rr"

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound,

The R says

(smoke appears, and Professor Quigley and Tad are covered in dirt, but clean in the Leapster version)

Tad:

"rrr"

(cut to the S room, with Professor Quigley at the podium)

Professor Quigley: Greetings to all the S letters! Our speaker, all the way from the jungles of Africa is the world's foremost authority on S-ology. So listen carefully!

(a guest speaker snake comes to the S room, stops at the podium and makes the S sound like a snake and everyone gives applause to the snake)

Professor Quigley: (writes an S on a slate board and sings)

The S says...

S letters (Guest Speaker Snake in the Leapster version):

ssss!

Professor Quigley:

The S says...

Guest Speaker Snake:

ssss!

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound,

The S says...

(Tad raises his hand)

Tad:

ssss!

(scene switches to Professor Quigley and Tad walking into the T room where it sounds English from the UK)

T letters: t, t, t!

(a tapping letter T taps and sings a little song)

T Trainer: (sings) Without the T. Where would we be? We love just doing our thing. So, thanks, and please, for toe-tapping T's. Yes, "t" is the sound we sing.

(the tapping letter T taps behind the curtain and comes back out and in)

Professor Quigley: Jolly good show! (writes a T on a slate board and talks)

The T says...

T letters:

t!

Professor Quigley:

The T says...

T letters:

t!

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound,

The T says...

Tad: t!

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Professor Quigley: Tad, do you realize that your name is like an English afternoon?

Tad: How so, old chap?

Professor Quigley: Elementary, my dear boy. both begin with T. (chuckles)

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Tad: (drinks tea) Mmm! Needs salt!

Review Segment #5: Q, R, S, and T

(scene shows a lot of smoke, and Leap and Lily pop out coughing, but in the Leapster version, there is no smoke during the whole scene)

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Leap: Okay, We're agreed that a big special effects smoke machine is probably not the best idea!

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Lily: We'd better do a roll call to make sure all the letters are here! I'll start with Q, R, S, and T. Letters, please make your appropriate sound! (coughs with Leap again)

(each letter pops out of the smoke one by one)

Q: The Q says "qu"!

R: The R says "rrr"!

S: The S says "sss"!

T: And the T says... "t"!

(switches back to Leap and Lily)

Lily: I also wanna hear from E, F, G, H.

Leap: And I!

Lily: I?

Leap: Not I the letter, but "eye" like in Dad told us to keep an eye on Tad!

Leap and Lily: Aye yi yi!

Rooms U, V, W, X, and Y

(scene shows Tad and Professor Quigley at the door to the U room)

Professor Quigley: Tad, this room is for U.

Tad: Me?

Professor Quigley: Not me, U!

Tad: Who?

Professor Quigley: Never mind. Just follow me.

Tad: U?

(Professor Quigley and Tad enter the U room)

Professor Quigley: Tad, can you guess what sound the letter U makes?

Tad: Uhhhh...

Professor Quigley: That's right!

Tad: It is?!

U Trainer: The letter U makes the sound of "uh".

U letters: Uh!

U Trainer: Class, open your umbrellas.

(the U letters do so)

U Trainer: A word that begins with the letter U is "up". Make your sound as we go up.

(the U Trainer goes up)

U letters: Uh, uh, uh!

(the U letters levitate, followed by Professor Quigley and Tad)

Professor Quigley: (writes a U on a slate board and sings)

The U says...

U letters:

Uh!

Professor Quigley:

The U says...

U letters:

Uh!

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes a sound

the U says...

Tad: Uh!

(scene switches to Professor Quigley and Tad walking into the V room, where it is shaking)

Tad: Hey, what's shaking?

(the room continues to shake, causing a vase to fall down (and break in the Leapster version))

Tad: I mean, why are we shaking?

Professor Quigley: Welcome to the vibrating V room, Here we vibrate the V's to help them learn their sound! (writes a V on a slate board and sings)

The V says...

V letters:

vv!

Professor Quigley:

The V says...

V letters:

vv!

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes the sound,

The V says...

Tad: vv!

(suddenly, Tad starts to feel like he has to throw up)

Professor Quigley: V-v-very well done! But Tad, you don't look so good!

Tad: I think I'm gonna v-v... get sick!

(Tad runs out of the V room)

(scene switches to the interior of the W room, where all the W letters are playing some hip hop music, and Professor Quigley and Tad walk in)

W Trainer:

Wuh, Wuh, Wuh. What's happenin', dude? Wuh, Wuh, Wuh. What's goin' on with you?

Professor Quigley: (wearing hip hop clothes)

This is Tad and he is here to learn about the W. (writes a W on a slate board)

W Trainer:

Wuh, Wuh. When I played over here, the room it starts to shake. In my ear, what I found, it's the sound that you make.

W letters:

Wuh, Wuh, Wuh. Wuh, Wuh, Wuh, Wuh, Wuh.

Tad:

Wuh, Wuh, Wow! This learning letter stuff is fun! Thanks!

W Trainer:

You are "wuh" welcome, Don't you know?

Professor Quigley:

It's time for us to go!

W Trainer:

This lesson, it is through.

Tad:

Wuh is the sound of-a...W!

(Tad and Professor Quigley walk out of the W room, then the scene shows them outside the X room)

Professor Quigley: Tad, next we have the X room. Observe!

(Tad and Professor Quigley walk into the X room, where the latter pulls a lever, causing the lights to go out and bones show up inside both of them)

Tad: Hey, I can see inside myself!

Professor Quigley: Here, we use X-rays to teach the X sound, no bones about it. (four X letters appear) The X makes the sound of "x", as in "Box" or "Fox". Give it a try!

Tad: "x"!

Professor Quigley: Extremely well done!

(the lights turn on and off)

Tad: Excellent.

Professor Quigley: (writes an X on a slate board and sings)

The X says...

X letters:

"x"!

Professor Quigley:

The X says...

X letters:

"x"!

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes the sound,

The X says...

Tad: "x"!

(Tad and Professor Quigley leave the X room with the lights off, and go over to the Y room)

Tad: Hey, Professor, is that the letter Y?

Professor Quigley: Y, as in yes!

(both of them enter the Y room, where the Y letters are playing cheerleader)

Y Trainer: Gimme a Y sound!

Y letters: "yuh"!

Y Trainer: Gimme a Y sound!

Y letters: "yuh"!

Y Trainer: What do the Y letters say?

Y letters: "yuh"!

Professor Quigley: (writes a Y on a slate board and sings while wearing a Y sweater on)

The Y says...

Y letters:

"yuh!"

Professor Quigley:

The Y says...

Y letters:

"yuh!"

(the Y letters fling Tad to the ceiling)

Professor Quigley:

Every letter makes the sound,

The Y says...

Tad: (lands on Professor Quigley) "yuh!"

Review Segment #6: U, V, W, X, and Y (along with Z)

(scene shows Leap and Lily running through the factory looking for Tad)

Leap: We've searched rooms A through X and no sign of Tad yet!

Lily: That leaves the Y and Z Rooms! We better hurry or Dad will...

Mr. Frog: (offscreen, but shown in the Leapster version) And it is this strict training that makes our letters remarkably dependable.

Lily: Uh Oh!

Leap: Uh oh? And a bunch of other letters? Dad is almost done giving the tour to Mr. Websley!

Mr. Frog: Each letter outstanding at knowing its own sound.

U: The U says "uh"!

V: The V says "vv"!

W: The W says "wwh"!

X: The X says "x"!

Y: The Y says "yuh"!

Z: And the Z says "zzz". (as the letter Z is about to sleep)

Room Z

(scene shows Tad and the Z letters sleeping and Professor Quigley sings "Letter Z Lullaby" with his guitar)

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(Professor Quigley sings "Letter Z Lullaby" with his guitar)

Professor Quigley: Lullaby, Z, Z, Z. Catch some Z's when day is done! (Tad dreams the letter Z is written) "Zzz" is your sound, now go to sleep my little one.

(Tad and the Z letters finish the lullaby with Z sounds, then Leap and Lily open the door)

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Lily: There he is!

Professor Quigley: (whispering) He's had a busy day of learning his letters.

Leap: (whispering) You mean, Tad knows the alphabet?

Lily: Well, he sure knows the Z's.

Professor Quigley: (whispering) He has learned them all from A to Z.

Leap: He wanted to be part of the presentation, and, well I think I was too hard on him. Hey, I have an idea.

(Leap whispers into Lily's ear, then Lily walks to the bed Tad is sleeping on)

Lily: Tad, wake up! We have a big problem!

Tad: Yes, I'm your problem. Don't worry, I won't get in the way at your presentation.

Lily: That's just it! Leap has lost his voice and we need your help! (Leap pretends to struggle to speak silently) You know all of your letters, right?

Tad: You bet! And here's how we're gonna do it! (goes to Leap and Lily and makes a secret) Okay, first we start with the letter A, and then...(whispers into Leap and Lily's ears)

Review Segment #7: Finale

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(scene shows Mr. and Mrs. Frog sitting on chairs in the auditorium)

Mr. Frog: Where are Leap and Lily?

Mrs. Frog: They went to look for Tad.

(shows Mr. Websley finding a seat)

Mr. Websley: I'm ready for this presentation to start... (quacking) Now.

Mr. Frog: Yes, sir, well, uh, if you could just wait one minute? as my children were, uh...

Tad: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!

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Tad: At this time, we are proud to present...the alphabet from A to Z!

(Lily raises the curtains up, and Leap uses the spotlight, then shows Mr. Frog and Mr. Websley sitting down, and Mrs. Frog playing the piano)

Tad:

Some letters are made of straight lines, and some are curvy and round, but every letter makes a sound!

A:

The A says "AHH".

B:

The B says "b-b-b-b".

C:

The C says "cuh".

D:

And the D says "duh". (plays drum)

E:

The E says "eh".

F:

And the F says "ff".

G:

The G says "guh".

H:

And the H says "h-h-h-h".

I:

The I says "ih".

J:

And the J says "juh".

K:

The K says "kuh".

L:

And the L says "l-l-l-l".

M:

The M says "mmmm".

N:

And the N says "nn".

O:

The O says "o-o-o-o".

P:

And the P says "puh".

Q:

The Q says "qu".

R:

And the R says "r-r-r".

S:

The S says "sss".

T:

And the T says "t".

U:

The U says "uh".

V:

And the V says "vvv".

W:

The W says "w-w-w-w".

X:

And the X says "x".

Y:

The Y says "yuh".


Z:

(Lily carrying a pillow with a sleeping Z) And the Z says "zzz"....

Tad:

And those are all the letters in the factory!

Leap: You do know all your letters, Tad!

Tad: Hey, I thought you lost your voice.

Leap: (in Lily's voice) Oh yeah! I... I just found it!

Professor Quigley:

If you practice, it's not hard to learn your alphabet, (shows him by Q, R, S and T) every letter makes a sound! (shows him by A, B and C) Every letter makes a sound!

Tad:

What you hear... is what you get!

Oh, yeah!!!

Epilogue

(shows Mr. Frog and Mr. Websley clapping their hands)

Mr. Websley: Consider me sold! My next book will be the Websley Talking A-B-C book! I need all of your letters, and all of their sounds!

Mr. Frog: Outstanding! Thanks, everybody!

(Mr. Frog shakes Mr. Websley's hand, and then hugs Mrs. Frog)

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(scene shows Professor Quigley with Leap, Lily and Tad)

Professor Quigley: Leap, Lily, Tad, as a reward for knowing your letters, I present you not with T-shirts, (shows Alpha-Z shirts) but with Alpha-Z shirts!

(Leap, Lily and Tad all put the Alpha-Z shirts on)

Leap, Lily, and Tad: Yay!

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(then, the scene shows Tad and Leap standing next to each other)

Tad: Thanks for everything, big brother.

Leap: You're the one that did it, little brother. and something tells me today you got a whole lot bigger.

(the video ends with an iris out on Tad and Leap laughing, then the credits, the Porchlight Entertainment logo and the LeapFrog logo, but in the Leapster version, after irising out on Tad and Leap laughing, the Leapster automatically powers down)

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