A Family Circus Easter


[Captioning sponsored by
ACME Crime Net] Make a red
one next, Daddy. Okay, Jeffy. That was a ping pong ball
in the yellow glass. Oh. Oops! Let’s put Grandma in
one of the eggs and mail it. You can’t mail
an egg, Dolly. If you can put enough
stamps on it. Let’s color
jellybeans next. Dying eggs
isn’t the same as killing them is it, Daddy? Not at all, Dolly. Humpty-Dumpty
sat on the wall. DOLLY:
The cracked one
can be for PJ Can we eat Easter candy now? After church tomorrow. Is this a good dress?
I got color on it. How long do we have
to help you, Daddy? Remember these, Bill? Where in the world
did you find it? In my High School box. Let me see! – I want to see too.
– Me next! – It’s the Easter Bunny!
– What’s he doing? He’s hiding eggs. Why does the Easter Bunny
hide eggs, Mommy? I don’t think anyone
asked that question, Dolly. I bet the Easter Bunny’s
gonna hide the Easter eggs where PJ
can’t find them. – He’s not.
– He is too. The Easter Bunny doesn’t know PJ is just a little baby. We can’t do anything
about that, Dolly. Yes we can. Billy, wake up! Is it tomorrow already? Get up and help me! It’s too early.
I’m going back to sleep. We have to hide the eggs or PJ will be sure
to find them. Go back to bed, Dolly! You never wanted to do
anything, Billy. Dolly, don’t wake Jeffy. Wake up, Jeffy! Come on. Does the Easter Bunny
come in at night or in the morning? In the morning. Maybe he was
already here. He doesn’t
get up this early. Let’s see if the eggs
are still here. The eggs are still here. You don’t have
to help, Billy. I know. Quiet, Sam. No noise, Barfy. We don’t want to wake
anybody up. Where should
we hide the eggs? We have to put them where P.J. is sure
to hide them. I’ll put them
in his pajamas. DOLLY:
Billy! Come on! P.J will see this one
as soon as he comes out. I don’t see how he could
miss this one. Is this right? That’s a good one, Jeffy. Why does the Easter Bunny
hide eggs? Mommy says “No one ever asks
that question.” I want to know. I want to know too. ♪ Listen here, Easter Bunny
are you satisfied? ♪ Know you have a secret
that keeps us mystified ♪ Why don’t you Mr. Bunny
on his hippity hoppity day ♪ And sits on a game of
hide-and-seek ♪ in your own peculiar way. ♪ Why don’t you
make it simple? ♪ Forget about surprise ♪ Why aren’t you hiding places
right before our eyes ♪ Why not in our pockets?
Why not in our shoes? ♪ We think we could solve
the mystery ♪ if we have
some other clues. ♪ Hey there,
Easter Bunny ♪ do you know
what we have done ♪ Gives us part of the action
a share and some other fun ♪ It will be so much easier
you take a tip from us ♪ And you place
them on a toy chest ♪ you’re a hippopotamus. ♪ Why not buy
some postal stamps ♪ use the postal scale ♪ A heart-lil-ding
wil cost you $.50 ♪ when you
send it U.S. Mail ♪ Why not we can see them
why do you make it so hard ♪ You always
look so friendly ♪ on last year’s
Easter card. You know what I’m afraid of. When the Easter Bunny comes he’s gonna find the eggs
and hide them where PJ can’t find them. Dolly, you can find
more things to worry about. Do you know
what we have to do? Go back to bed. I’m not gonna help you
do anything. What do you want to do? Remember on television
on “Wild Animal Kingdom” we saw Marlon Brando
catch wild animals. We have to catch
the Easter Bunny and keep him until
PJ finds his eggs. Neat! Catch the Easter Bunny? Sure. – We dig a–
– Dolly, we can’t catch
the Easter Bunny. Why? You can’t. Why not? We’ll get into trouble
that’s “why not.” Come on, Jeffy. Get that stick. Stand back.
I’ll do it. WHEW! This is gonna
take till next Easter. Dig faster! I have a better idea. Jeffy, go in the house
and get some carrots. Are you sure
this will work? Sure. As soon as the Easter Bunny
is under the box we pull the string. What’s that? Carrots. The Easter Bunny
is not a baby. We need a real carrot, Jeffy. Do you think
we will catch anything? ( meow ) Go away, Kitty Cat you’re not the Easter Bunny! Here, Kitty Cat I have your favorite
cat food here. I have to go get her. WOW! Billy! Dolly!
Wake Up! I wasn’t sleeping. What happened? I–
We– Jeffy, don’t get hyper! We caught the Easter Bunny! Come on, Jeffy. Stop kidding. – I’m not kidding–
– It’s probably Kitty Cat again. IT’S NOT! IT’S THE EASTER BUNNY! I wonder what we caught. Lift it up, Billy. You lift it up. Jeffy, lift up the box. I don’t believe it. We caught
the Easter Bunny. What are we gonna do? We caught
the Easter Bunny. – ( door opens )
– Mommy’s awake. She’s coming out. What are you doing
up so early? – Dolly couldn’t sleep.
– Neither could Billy. What do you have under
that box? What box? That box. This box? Nothing. Lift it up. We can’t! The Easter Bunny
would get out. The Easter Bunny? We caught the Easter Bunny. Really? Let me see him. Goodness!
Where did he come from? JEFFY:
It’s the Easter Bunny! DOLLY:
We have to keep him
for a while. Let’s keep him for
a couple of whiles. I’m sure he rather be
somewhere else. You better let him go. I told you, Dolly. He has to hide
lots of eggs. Right Mommy? What’s going on? We captured
the Easter Bunny. We’re gonna have to
let him go. DOLLY:
Please Mommy? Can we keep him until
PJ finds some eggs? PJ will find them right away. We can hid them
right out of the open. MOMMY:
Okay. Promise me you
turn the bunny loose as soon as the egg hunt is over. – We promise!
– We promise! Let’s get the baskets. I’m gonna find the most eggs. Come on, PJ. Happy Easter, Phil. Happy Easter, Love. Look around, PJ. You’re gonna find lots of eggs. PJ, I bet there’s an egg
here someplace. Come on, PJ. I wonder there’s one
on this bucket. What’s this over here, PJ? We better find some eggs before Jeffy
gets them all. ( crying ) Don’t cry. I’m sure you’ll
find some eggs. I got the most eggs. PJ didn’t find any. Poor PJ. There you go, PJ. Now you have lots of eggs Look at all the eggs
you have. You can have
my eggs, too. ( crying ) There, there, dear. We did our best. What more can we do? I know you tried
Billy and Dolly. And you too, Jeffy. PJ just didn’t
seem to find them. Maybe he needs
glasses like Daddy. I think we can let
the bunny out now. Please, Mommy can we keep him
a little while longer? Remember your promise. We better let him out, Dolly. He has lots of
work to do. Will someone open
the gate, please? Goodbye, Easter Bunny. Bye-bye, Easter Bunny. You have to leave
Easter Bunny! He doesn’t want to go! You have to shoo him out. Would he go
barefoot? Please, Mommy? It’s not right to keep
him here, Dolly. Time to go,
Easter Bunny. He ran in the house! Easter Bunny,
come back! You didn’t wipe your feet! Now he’ll never ever
get to hide his eggs. Easter Bunny, come out! Where are you? Here, Easter Bunny. Where are you? Come on out.
I have a carrot for you. Did the Easter Bunny
come out? No.
He’s still in the house. How are we gonna
get him out? ( whimpers ) Find the Easter Bunny
for us, Barfy. Make him come out, boy! ( crash; Barfy barks ) I think Barfy found
the Easter Bunny. Chase him out here, Barfy! Stand back. Here they come! ( barking and whimpering ) ( panting ) You did a good job, Barfy. That was a neat way
to come out. Nice going, Barfy! There only fourteen
eggs here. One of them is still out. – I’ll find it.
– I know where it is. I’ll get it first! PJ found it! He wins the hunt!] Good for you, PJ. I don’t remember
hiding that one here. The Easter Bunny hid it. Just like in the picture egg. Can we look at it
again, Mommy? Let’s go! Oh, this is so pretty! Take a look. ♪ Listen here
girls and boys ♪ I am glad to find ♪ To let you share the secret
that’s help you mystified ♪ Why don’t you Mr. Bunny
on his hippity hoppity day ♪ And sits on a game of
Hide-and-Seek ♪ in your own peculiar way. ♪ Why don’t
you make it simple? ♪ Forget about surprise ♪ Why are you hiding places
right before our eyes ♪ Why not in our pockets?
Why not in our shoes? ♪ We think we can
solve the mystery ♪ if we have some other clues. ♪ Sure I can make it simple
give you a treasure map ♪ And tell everyone exactly
where all the eggs are at ♪ If we would be so much easier
you take a tip from us ♪ And you place
them on a toy chest ♪ you’re a hippopotamus. ♪ If you take a friend’s advice
we can both agree ♪ What is truly valuable? ♪ It comes that easily ♪ Why not we can see them ♪ why don’t
you make it so hard ♪ You’re always
look so friendly ♪ on last year’s Easter card. ( ♪ ♪ ♪ ) Gather around, children. Step into my magic world. Let that old collage
set your mind a world! Did you see the secret? Did you really want to know? It’s the biggest
chance you get– to watch my travelling show. ♪ Now you see it
now you don’t ♪ If you don’t try it
you surly won’t ♪ Listen to the magic
of the musical notes ♪ Every where the sun
of my kaleidoscope ♪ Let that merry melody ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ to discovery! So you said you know
where’s hidden how I made it disappear. Where do you think
it really went? When you know it isn’t here. You think I am on
the fool. Is part of my technique. When I am hiding
Easter eggs. I am playing
Hide-and-Seek. ♪ Now you see it
now you don’t ♪ If you don’t try it
you surly won’t ♪ Listen to the magic
of the musical notes ♪ Every where the sun
of my kaleidoscope ♪ Let that merry melody ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ to discovery! It’s much more
than the slight of hand. Much more than a game. I carefully hide each
Easter egg to make it harder
for you to claim. When you actually find it and it’s resting in
your hand. Your join in the discovery and a world
at your command. ♪ Now you see it
now you don’t ♪ If you don’t try it
you surly won’t ♪ Listen to the magic
of the musical notes ♪ Every where the sun
of my kaleidoscope ♪ Let that merry melody ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ to discovery! I must be going,
girls and boys. I’ve got lots more
work to do. To hide me
and these eggs without even leading your clue. A final word to one and all to guide you on your way. Discovery is just around
the corner. And tomorrow is another day. ♪ Now you see it
now you don’t ♪ If you don’t try it
you surly won’t ♪ Listen to the magic
of the musical notes ♪ Every where the sun
of my kaleidoscope ♪ Let that merry melody ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ Send your skipping
down the path ♪ to discovery! I said a prayer that the Easter Bunny
gets all of his work done. That’s God’s
easter basket. He’ll like it better
if he has to look for it. [Captioned by
The Caption Center
WGBH Educational Foundation

Dereck Turner

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