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The Cat In The Hat-A-Thon

Airs Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8 a.m. & 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: An animated scene from THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! episode, “When I Grow Up” – Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they’ll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit.

KPBS and PBS KIDS celebrate Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday with a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! on Friday, March 2, 2012.

THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON will feature two brand new episodes, “Seasons – Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter,” and “When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently.” The marathon will also include encore presentations of “Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice” and “Chasing Rainbows/Follow the Prints.”

Animated scene from the episode “Seasons – Spring and Summer” with The Cat in the Hat, Sally and Nick.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode “Seasons – Spring and Summer” with The Cat in the Hat, Sally and Nick.

Animated scene from the episode “Seasons – Fall and Winter” with Thing One and Thing Two, The Fish, the Cat in the Hat, Sally, a rabbit and Nick.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode “Seasons – Fall and Winter” with Thing One and Thing Two, The Fish, the Cat in the Hat, Sally, a rabbit and Nick.

"Seasons -- Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter" NEW

"Seasons -- Spring and Summer" -- For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favorite season. But how can they choose which is their favorite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like!

They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favorite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why!

"Seasons -- Fall and Winter" -- It's Nick's turn to choose a favorite season. Back to the Garden of Seasons to visit Fall and Winter! In Fall, they meet up with their friends from Spring and Summer to have a going away party for Candy the goose who's about to fly south.

In Winter, they have a great time playing with Sam the hare while all his other friends hibernate. Nick can't decide on just one season, so he makes a picture of all the fun they had in both seasons!

"When I Grow Up/Doing Things Differently" NEW

Animated scene from the episode “Doing It Differently” with Sally, Nick and the Cat in the Hat.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode “Doing It Differently” with Sally, Nick and the Cat in the Hat.

"When I Grow Up" -- Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus.

"Doing It Differently" -- Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. They find the Cat in the Hat instead! Cat suggests that Sally and Nick might find Harvey by meeting three friends who always do things differently -- like a bird that runs instead of flies, or a cat that swims, or a fish that walks on the mud! Nick and Sally are sure to find Harvey now -- by doing it differently!

Animated scene from the episode “Hooray for Hair” with Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick and a porcupine.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode “Hooray for Hair” with Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick and a porcupine.

Animated scene from the episode “Ice is Nice” with Sally, Nick, the Cat in the Hat and a polar bear.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode “Ice is Nice” with Sally, Nick, the Cat in the Hat and a polar bear.

"Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"

"Hooray for Hair" -- Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide!

Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them!

"Ice Is Nice" -- Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there are no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that!

They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!

Animated scene from the episode "Chasing Rainbows" with Nick, the Cat in the Hat and Sally.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode "Chasing Rainbows" with Nick, the Cat in the Hat and Sally.

Animated scene from the episode "Follow the Prints" with Cat's friend Cluey Looey, Sally, Nick and the Cat in the Hat.
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Above: Animated scene from the episode "Follow the Prints" with Cat's friend Cluey Looey, Sally, Nick and the Cat in the Hat.

"Chasing Rainbows/Follow the Prints"

"Chasing Rainbows" -- The kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't remember all the colors to use. Luckily for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, an expert on rainbows!

A musical number teaches them the proper color order, and a silly spray of water leads them to discover how to make their very own rainbow!

"Follow the Prints" -- Nick and Sally are enjoying a backyard picnic when they discover their last strawberry has gone missing! Who could have taken it? Cat's friend Cluey Looey can help them!

They are off to Muddyfeet Waterhole where they learn about how the differently shaped feet, paws, or hooves of various animals make differently shaped footprints. Back home, they follow the prints and discover their strawberry was taken by a squirrel! Luckily, the Cat has some more!

Visit THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! website for games, printables, videos as well as tips for parents. Parents can download the Explorer's Guide featuring tips and strategies to help you support your child's science learning and inquiry during everyday explorations and activities in and around your home.

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Preview: The Cat In The Hat-A-Thon

Above: It's Dr. Seuss's birthday, and PBS KIDS is having a party! Catch The Cat in the Hat-A-Thon, a 2 hour marathon featuring brand-new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Friday, March 2, 2012.

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