The BEST episodes of Between the Lions
Every episode of Between the Lions ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Between the Lions!
Five years in the making, Between the Lions has set out to get kids "wild about reading". In every episode, there can be found countless sight gags, puns, parodies, songs, and more, all of which are designed to help kids better understand the pronunciation of everyday words. The setting for the show is, fittingly, a library, where husband-and-wife team Theo and Cleo are the Librarians. Their inquisitive cubs, younger sister Leona and older brother Lionel, often help them out, while another character - the Information Hen - dispenses information to perplexed Library patrons. Among the other colorful characters likely to be encountered, is a statue of the library's founder, Barnaby B. ("Don't Call Me Buster!") Busterfield III, who makes sarcastic comments about the silliness he often witnesses going on in the library. There are also two dim-witted pigeons, Clay and Walter (get it?) who hang around the statue, keeping him company - but he just wishes they'd go away! Additi
#1 - It's Red! It's Green!/Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/21/2005
#3 - Why the Baboon's Balloon Went Ka-Boom!
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/25/2001
Theo wants to teach the cubs a lesson, which he finds in a book of concatenations called Because a Little Bug Went KA-CHOO! What Theo doesn't know is that, by pulling that book from the middle of a pile, a pen dropped to the floor, setting off a concatenation in the library. It culminates with a hot-air balloon's bursting.
#5 - Making Bread & Cheesybreadville
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/19/2007
Theo Lion tried to make bread; another bread-baking disaster results in a tasty treat.
#7 - I Don't Want a Birthday Party; Knuffle Bunny
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/17/2008
Roodles the Clown doesn't want a birthday party; Leona has everyone in the library looking for Lovey.
#8 - Three More Little Pigs;The Ants And The Grasshopper
Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2010
Lionel, Leona, and the Wolf each try their hand at writing a sequel to The Three Little Pigs, and Leona finds a way to work and play. Educational Goals: Highlights the joys of reading and introduces key literacy skills. Focuses on short u, the sound represented by the letter m, and synonyms for small (miniscule, little, petite, microscopic, tiny, teeny, diminutive, weeny).
#9 - Deep in the Swamp & Trosclair and the Alligator
Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/15/2010
Lionel tries to frighten Leona with creepy, crawly swamp things, and a clever boy tricks a hungry alligator.
#13 - Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/13/2000
The famous Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear from the classic children's rhyme visits the library, where everyone is immediately caught up in ""Fuzzy Wuzzy Mania!"" Everyone except Lionel, because if he hears that danged rhyme once more, he's gonna scream!
#14 - Lionel's Antlers
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/14/2000
Lionel wakes up one morning, much like he does every day, to find that overnight, he's grown a pair of antlers on his head! To help him feel better, Cleo reads him the book ""Imogene's Antlers"" - also about a kid who woke up one morning to find she had grown antlers. When Lionel is still feeling low, his parents try to come up with helpful ""uses"" for his antlers.
#16 - The Hopping Hen
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/9/2000
A Hopping Hen causes a mighty ruckus in the library, so the lions decide to put up ""No Hopping Hen Here"" signs, in order to stop the problem. But the problem is only beginning, because whoever printed the signs left off the word ""No""!Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - Farmer Ken's Puzzle
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/6/2000
Lionel plays a computer game called ""Farmer Ken's Puzzle"", in which he must figure out how to get a hen, cat, and bag of seed, across a river one at a time. When Leona wants to play, Lionel refuses to let her, claiming: ""The box says ages 7 and up! Not 4 and down.""Watch Now:Amazon
#19 - Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/3/2000
Theo reads the cubs a book about the wild adventures of Pecos Bill, specifically about the time ol' Bill wrangled a tornado. When the tornado escapes from the book, however, and wreaks havoc inside the library, the lions realize there's only one person who can tame that tornado: Pecos Bill, himself!Watch Now:Amazon
#20 - Touching the Moon
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/11/2000
Cleo reads the cubs a bedtime story about a Queen who wants to be able to touch the moon, but can't. However, Leona is then unable to get to sleep without wanting to learn more about how the Queen can reach the moon.
#21 - Click, Clack, Moo/The Little Red Hen
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/23/2005
Built from material first seen in Clickety-clack, Clickety-clack! (from Season 2) and Help! (from Season 3).
#22 - Sylvester and the Magic Pebble/I Miss You, Stinky Face
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/30/2005
#23 - A Tasty Piece of Cheese/The Lion and the Mouse
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/6/2005
#24 - Earl's Too Cool/When I Was 5
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/13/2005
#25 - Spicy Hot Colors & Yesterday I Had The Blues
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2007
A colorful piñata holds a meaty surprise for the Lions, who experience a dazzling array of colorful feelings as they read, play, and hope for the rain to end.