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The Chess Mess is the 54th episode of Between the Lions.


The Chess Mess
Season 2, Episode 54
BTL title episode 54
Air date May 3, 2001
Written by Peter Hirsch
Directed by Lisa Simon
Episode guide
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Episode 53: Good Night, Knight
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Episode 55: Stop That Chicken!
Picture Segment Description
Alice Dress-Up Scene
SCENE 1 Theo and Cleo are dressed up for "Alice Day" as they sing a song about "Alice Day", while Leona and Lionel dress up too.
Book Title-54
SCENE 1

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The gang reads the book "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
Chess Board Scene
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Then, Click drags and drops a large chess board from the story,
Buster Walter and Clay Chest Game
Insert Walter and Clay Pigeon play ¨chest¨ which Busterfield finds ¨madness¨.
Pullout Short E-
Insert

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The grey hand pulls out a¨ess¨ from the word chess.
MATV-Dress
Muppets Martha Reader and The Vowelles: dress
Muppets

Arty Smartypants: dress, press, pressing, impressing, impressive

Muppets/Celebrity The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: testy, zesty
Cartoon Replaced Letter Songs: quest, test, best (EKA: Episode 41: Pebble Trouble)
Celebrity Fred Says: stretch
Celebrity 14 Karat Soul: short e (EKA: Episode 41: Pebble Trouble)
Cartoon The Lone Rearranger Rewrites Again: Remember To Milk The Cow And Take The Eggs From The Chicken (EKA: Episode 41: Pebble Trouble)
SCENE 2 Theo and Click play 27 games of chess and Click won but Theo lost. He was happy when he lost instead of sad, so he left for chess books and snacks.
SCENE 2

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The cubs were puzzled about Theo when he's happy when he lost instead of sad and Click explained to them that it's Alice Day by saying that up is down and down is up, fast is slow and slow is fast. Which means that happiness is sadness.

Leona is worried because Theo is happy because if he is, he will be sad and Lionel is too because if he loses he will get sadder and sadder. They have to let him win, but when Lionel said "If" Leona and Click asked him "If what?" then Click said "What?" 3 times.


Cartoon

Stage Words: chess, mess, met, bet
Muppets Vowel Boot Camp: bet/beat
Cartoon Microbes: bet, bed, red
Cartoon Fun with Chicken Jane: Chicken Jane and the Red Elephant (EKA: Episode 46: Quest! Quest! Quest!)
Song What's Your Name: short e (Season 2 version) (EKA: Episode 41: Pebble Trouble)
Celebrity A word from Bruno Kirby: excellent
Insert The grey hand puts the  ¨ess¨ back in the word chess.
FINAL SCENE Theo and Click play chess and Theo won but Click lost. He was sad when he won instead of happy, and he asked Cleo how he wins all of a sudden and she replied that he should winning all of a sudden. But when she said "If" like Lionel,then Click said "What?" 2 times and she finally confessed by saying that the cubs made her do it by asking her to let him win on purpose.
FINAL SCENE

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Theo sings a song called "You Can Win When You Lose" with the cubs in a page of the book.
FINAL SCENE

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The lions act out "Through the Looking Glass" and the chess board floats back in the book.
Closing Busterfield heard the announcer saying "The Beginning" instead of "The End". Busterfield corrected him because it's not the beginning, it's really the end. But the announcer said "The Beginning" instead again and Busterfield understand that

everything's backwards. So, he turns his head and said "Hello" instead of goodbye as the episode ends.

VideoEdit

Between The Lions Episode 54 The Chess Mess

Between The Lions Episode 54 The Chess Mess