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What do WordGirl and Weird Al Yankovic have in common? Confused? The answer is simple. In yet another brand new episode of WordGirl, Weird Al has returned once more to voice the villainous Learnerer. Yes, that’s really his name. In the first half of the brand new Episode #504, WordGirl has to face off against the Learnerer after he uses the Amazing Rope Guy to learn how to rob places each time the Amazing Rope Guy is arrested. When the Amazing Rope Guy keeps getting arrested, he finally says that being caught over and over again was becoming repetitive and admits to WordGirl that The Learnerer is behind the robberies, and that he was being used so that the Learnerer could figure out how to get away with his robberies.
So what does WordGirl do? Of course! She swoops in and catches The Learnerer at the airport as he’s getting ready to fly away with his ill-gotten gains. He mocks her at first, beating her again and again, joking how it was becoming repetitive beating her at every move. So WordGirl comes up with an idea on how to beat The Learnerer. Rather than attacking him, she makes him attack her. He ends up wearing himself out trying to come up with a first move, since it’s so alien to him. He’s so worn out that when the Amazing Rope Guy tunnels out of jail again, he knocks The Learnerer out when he comes up right underneath him. This allows our superhero to arrest both villains and send them back to jail once more.
With the day saved once more, audiences are treated to a brand new episode of everyone’s favorite vocab building game show, “May I Have A Word?” In today’s new episode, the contestants have to define the word, Console. Phil wins, winning him a rocket powered official WordGirl merry-go-round.
Getting back to the day’s new episode of WordGirl, the second half of Episode #504 sees WordGirl having some problems. The brand new episode, “Gift Pony” sees WordGirl suddenly weakened after receiving a hand made gift from her friend, Violet. It’s a brooch that she hand made from a piece of a meteorite that fell to Earth. The brooch has the same effect on her that Kryptonite has on Superman, making it almost impossible to fight all of her arch enemies. She’s so woozy that even the villains notice and take full advantage of the situation. That is until she finally realizes that it’s the brooch that’s weakening her. As Becky, she tells Violet that the brooch was causing her to have an allergic reaction, but she wanted to wear it because Violet took the time to make it. She says since Violet took so much time and effort to make it, she should have it and that it looks even better on her. Violet shows her understanding and appreciation for Becky’s honesty and care for her feelings by giving her another brooch. This one isn’t hand made. And Becky gets better quickly, allowing her to go back out and fight all the town’s villains and beat them.
Having saved the day once again, the show shifts back to the bonus round of “May I Have a Word?” In the bonus round, Phil properly connects the definition of Console to its correlating picture, winning him an official Word Girl microphone cleaning kit. The whole episode closes out as Captain Huggyface shows the meaning of the word, Squeamish.
This new episode of WordGirl might have already aired in some markets, but not others. To check when your PBS Kids affiliate airs this episode, go online to http://www.pbskidsgo.org.
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