Season 39

Original Air Date:
October 13, 2010

Brought to you By:
F and 11

Educational Goal:
Cognitive Reasoning

Word on the street: Insect
A small bug that has 6 legs, 2 antennae and usually two pairs of wings such as flies, crickets, mosquitoes, beetles, butterflies, and bees.

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Episode Summary

It's dusk, and Telly and Baby Bear have a net and a jar. They're catching fireflies, and they've just spotted their first one! They try to catch it, but it flies too high. Telly suggests they use their flashlight to attract the firefly—the firefly will think the blinking light is another firefly and come to them. It works! They catch it, but soon notice that its light is getting dimmer. It looks sad, too.

Leela suggests that maybe they could find out what's wrong by pretending to be fireflies that have been trapped in a small jar. They do this, and discover the firefly is sad because there's no room to fly free. They decide it's best to let it go, and the firefly is happy again. In the end, Telly and Baby Bear realize that it's more fun pretending to be fireflies than actually catching them!