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Super Why! “Muddled Up Fairytales” Episode
Wrap Up of “Muddled Up Fairytales” Episode of Super Why!
The “Muddled Up Fairytales” episode of Super Why! premiered on August 23, 2009, on PBS. Whyatt is looking for something to do. Pig is busy building on his own, Red is going on a picnic with just her Grandma, and the others all have something to do on their own leaving Whyatt with the problem of nothing to do. He calls the Super Readers to the Book Club to help solve his problem.
The book called Muddled Up Fairytales is summoned as the book to help solve Whyatt’s question of what he should do. In the book they much find six Super Letters to get their Super Story Answer. In the story they meet a Dragon, who does not have a story of his own and all the others in Fairytale Land have a story of their own.
The Dragon tries to be in the Little Pigs story. This causes the Wolf to go to try and blow down the Witch’s house, which will mess up another story. The Super Readers hurry off after him to try and stop him. Along the way they have to go down paths marked by lower case letters and the guide letter of what they have find is the upper case version. Viewers are encouraged to help on this part. The first two Super Letters are found.
The Wolf ends up blowing down the Witch’s gingerbread house, which leaves her not only without a house, but no food. The Wolf is also hungry. The Princess uses her magic wand to spell food with the help of viewers to find some food for the Witch. A house with food inside appears and on the door are two more Super Letters.
In the house the Witch has porridge that is too hot, the Wolf has porridge that is too cold, and the Dragon has the just right porridge. The story ends up out of control because it is not how the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story is going all wrong. The bear calls a Town Hall meeting to find out what is going wrong in Fairytale Land. It is declared the Dragon needs to get his own Fairytale, so he stops messing up the other stories.
Whyatt and the viewers help fill in the blanks to create Dragon’s story. This includes where Dragon will live and who his friend will be. The final two letters are found after Dragon’s story is done being created. They head back to the Book Club to figure out the Super Answer.
The Super Answer for this episode’s problem is Create. Whyatt figures out that he should create something for him to do on his own. He goes back to his house and decides to create a story and act it out.
Overall this is a great Super Why episode because it is varies from the normal pattern a little bit. The main thing is that it is not exactly based on just one book. Also, the story is created instead of them just fixing a word in the story, as happens in every other episode, I also like the problem in this episode as one that kids really need to learn to deal with and the solution is a helpful one.