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Farmer Ken's Puzzle is the fourth episode of Between the Lions.

Farmer Ken's Puzzle
Season 1 (2000), Episode 4
Air date April 6,2000
Written by Lou Berger
Directed by Lisa Simon
Episode guide
Episode 03: Little Big Mouse
Episode 05: Shooting Stars
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Picture/Segment Category


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SCENE 1 Dr. Nitwhite has a new word with the en sound in it, and it is "hen", so Theo writes it down with his "p-e-n, pen". Dr. Nitwhite realises he needs to make that word, so he goes back to his lab. Theo and Cleo wonder why they always get his name wrong by calling him "nitwhit"
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SCENE 2 Lionel, Walter and Clay play "Farmer Ken's Puzzle". Leona comes in and wants to play, but Lionel won't let her because it's ages 7 and up, which is Lionel, Clay and Walter, and she's only four and under, so he lets her play her own game. They need to get the seed, cat and hen in the boat but it can only hold two things, Walter and Clay suggest the hen, Lionel thinks they should take time on if the hen should go first, but Walter and Clay know what their doing, so Lionel takes the hen and.....
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Lionel thinks they should take the cat next and... the cat eats the hen and Walter and Clay are sad that he ate the hen. Busterfield agrees with them about the violence.
Leona- Boat Game Scene
SCENE Leona has made her own version of the game and so she shows Lionel.
  1. Pullout-en episode 4
Insert The grey hand pulls out "en" from the word hen.
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Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles: men
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Cartoon Replaced Letter Songs: Ben, hen, ten (introduction cut)
Stage Words with letter w
Cartoon Stage Words: hen, when, w
Tammy Lionette W Trouble-0
Muppets Tammy Lionette Sings "W Trouble"
Ruth Wordheimer Enchanting


Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: enchanting
Scene 1 with Pigeons continued


Lionel continues to take the cat, but it doesn't eat the hen, and the hen eats the seed, so Walter and Clay won, but it isn't fair to Lionel's dismay this time.
Colored Patterns Tee Hee
Cartoon Colored Patterns: hen, ten, teen, tee-hee
Fred Says Tee Hee
Celebrity Fred Says: tee-hee
Sky Words Double E
Cartoon Replacing Sky Words: tee hee, teen, ten, men, met
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Celebrity Denice Graves: met
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Cartoon Word Mice: met, net, nest
Arty Est Words
Muppets Arty Smartypants: nest, rest, resting, restaurant (EKA:Episode 01: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West)
Sam Spud Rotten Eggs
Muppets Sam Spud: rotten eggs
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Muppets The Monkey Pop-up Theatre:Sven Said, Ted Send Ten Tents (EKA:Episode 01: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West)
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Insert The grey hand puts the "en" sound back in hen.
You Win Scene
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SCENE 4 Leona wants to play the game Lionel is and suggests to help Lionel win the game without the cat eating the hen and he does win somehow!.. Lionel asks how she did it.. and she says magic. Then she runs off
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The End closing title
Closing Dr. Nitwhite comes back with two more words with the "en" sound "hen" and "pen" but he says he wants to offer full credit for their help (Theo and Cleo) and however it's the end, so he returns to his lab.
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Closing 2 Busterfield gives some more information if the viewer as a grown up is watching the violence guarding the kid... and the announcer thanks him.. and he has nothing to do with it.


  • This is the first episode to have the main focus be about a computer game, instead of a book.
  • This is the very first time when Walter and Clay appear in the library with the lions and not just with Busterfield.


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Farmer Ken's Puzzle

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