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C M K Y P G C M K Y P G C M K Y P G C M K Y P G May 8 2008 4:33:02:523PM Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE ■ FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008 ■ WWW.POST-GAZETTE.COM D-7 Classic Peanuts By Charles Schulz Hagar the Horrible By Chris Browne Drabble By Kevin Fagan Mother Goose and Grimm By Mike Peters Bizarro By Dan Piraro Lio By Mark Tatulli Garfield By Jim Davis Dennis the Menace By Hank Ketcham “You can tell when Hot Dog is happy, ’cause his motor is runnin’!” Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson The Family Circus By Bil Keane “Bad word!” “When did you get the portrait of yourself over your mantel?” The Amazing Spider-Man By Stan Lee MY GENERATION FOR KIDS  ABOUT KIDS  BY KIDS Kids Watch TODAY “It’s a Big Big World” (WQED, 7:30 a.m.): Snook just wants to relax but it’s not easy — especially when Smooch and Winslow ask for help finding their friend Wartz in “Not Found Here.” They go all over looking for the tadpole, only to find out from the wise Madge that he has transformed into a tree frog. “Little Einsteins” (DIS, 8 a.m.): Rocket decides he wants to bring soup to his ailing Grandma Rocket. On the way, Big Jet steals the soup, and the Little Einsteins use music and art to find Jet’s hideout and retrieve the gift. Featured composer: Guiseppe Verdi. “Backyardigans” (NICK, 9 a.m.): Grammy winner Alicia Keys lends her voice to “Mission to Mars.” She guest- voices as Mommy Martian, who meets Uniqua, Pablo and Austin while they are on a trip to discover the source of a mysterious sound. “Reading Rainbow” (WQED, 3 p.m.): LeVar observes mimes, performers who do not speak but use hand, body and facial movements to demonstrate speech. LeVar also talks with people who use sign language and learns about the impact of being deaf. Featured book: “Silent Lotus” written and illustrated by Jeanne M. Lee. “Arthur” (WQED, 4 p.m.): The gang’s tree house refuge collapses in “Castles in the Sky,” leaving emotional devastation in its wake. Everyone has to agree on a new design and architect Frank Gehry lends his expertise. In “Tipping the Scales,” the school chorus is under new management, and Arthur worries certain traditions won’t be upheld. “Wizards of Waverly Place” (DIS, 4 p.m.): Alex’s intention to relax during summer break is thwarted after she uses her powers to clean her room. Now she’s off to Wiz Tech to join Justin for further education. He’s doing great, both socially and academically, but Alex makes an enemy of a teacher and isn’t making any new friends. “Back at the Barnyard” (NICK, 8 p.m.): Snotty Boy is deservedly knocked unconscious while terrorizing the barnyard. Otis dispatches Pig, disguised as Snotty Boy, to his home so the humans don’t become suspicious. When Snotty Boy comes to, he’s nauseatingly sweet — funny what a good knock on the head can do. TOMORROW “Handy Manny” (DIS, 7:30 a.m.): Squeeze doesn’t heed Manny’s warning not to play around in Kelly’s hardware store in “Squeeze Sticks.” She attracts a magnet — which then attracts larger metal objects. In “Basketball for All,” Manny builds a ramp for the gym so a young basketball player can participate in the game. “iCarly” (NICK, 2 p.m.) Freddie needs some male bonding so he tags along with Spencer to go fencing. Meanwhile, Carly has to plan a meal for visiting relatives, and Sam admits that she has never read a real book. “Life With Derek” (DIS, 5:30 p.m.): Everyone is psyched about the upcoming birthday party for Lizzie and Edwin — except for Lizzie and Edwin. Lizzie balks because of all the teasing she’s been getting over her platonic friendship with one of her male peers. And Edwin does not share his older brother’s lady-killing genes; he’s terrified to face the girls. SUNDAY “Cake” (KDKA, 7 a.m.): Benjamin and Miracle are on the outs when a misunderstanding gets blown out of proportion. It gets so bad that they won’t even talk to each other. Cake and Amy collect pictures of the feuding friends to remind them of how close they are. Craft: “Say- Cheese-Cake” pillow picture frame. “Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies” (WQED, 7:30 a.m.): This special episode for Mother’s Day weekend features wildlife movies of mother and baby animals. In the cartoon segment, Max wants to be more independent, yet he’s not big enough. Mama (Vanessa Williams voices) shows how all animals mature at different rates. “My Friends Tigger & Pooh” (DIS, 8 a.m.): Roo thinks his mom is the greatest and wants to give Kanga something special to show her how much she means to him. In “Piglet’s Small Predicament,” Piglet is on the case when Pooh’s honey pots disappear. “Handy Manny” (DIS, 10:30 a.m.): “Happy Days” mom Marion Ross provides the voice of Mr. Hobart’s mother in this episode. Mr. Hobart is desperate to show Mom that he is as good a repairman as Manny. But will she still love him even if he isn’t? Of course! In “Gopher Help,” Manny and the tools are asked to assist with a gopher problem in the local park. “The Mighty B!” (NICK, 10:30 a.m.): A psychic tells Bessie that she has the gift to see into the future. Bessie can’t wait to start predicting the future. But, she’s not good at it. In “Woodward and Beesting,” Bessie proves her future could be in journalism as she digs to find out what the cool girls were whispering about. MONDAY “My Friends Tigger & Pooh” (DIS, 9:30 a.m.): Everybody’s pot of gold is different. In Pooh’s case, it’s a pot of honey at the end of the rainbow — and he really wants it. The problem is the rainbow fades away before he can reach the end, so he calls on the Super Sleuths to help. In “Lumpy Mixes a Mystery,” Lumpy is making a birdhouse for his uncle — but he doesn’t have the purple paint he needs to finish it. “Pocahontas” (DIS, 10:30 a.m.): Disney’s big-screen animated adventure about American Indian princess Pocahontas and Jamestown leader Capt. John Smith features the voices of Irene Bedard and Mel Gibson. Vanessa Williams sings the Oscar-winning version of the song “Colors of the Wind.” “American Dragon: Jake Long” (DIS, 1 p.m.): In “Breakout,” Jake’s dragon skin decides to develop a problem just when he is forced into close quarters with Rose. So not only does Jake have to stop the Huntsman, he has to be face-to-face with the girl he likes when he looks his worst. “Arthur” (WQED, 4 p.m.): D.W. discovers a new world in “D.W.’s Library Card.” Full of excitement of the prospect of reading all the books she can handle, D.W. applies for a library card. In “Arthur’s Big Hit,” Arthur gets really angry and wonders if physical violence is OK in certain situations. TUESDAY “Handy Manny” (DIS, 9 a.m.): The lights on Chief Eduardo’s fire truck are vital to getting somewhere in time. When they break, he calls Manny to come fix them. While he’s doing his repairs, the firehouse alarm goes off in the episode “Manny to the Rescue.” When a new repair shop comes to town, Manny worries he will lose business in “Handy Hut.” “Sesame Street” (WQED, 10 a.m.): Rosita has a bad case of homesickness and misses her grandmother, who lives in Mexico. To make her feel better, her friends plan a party, including Mexican food, songs and decorations. The celebration is complete when Rosita’s grandmother flies in to see her. “The Emperor’s New School” (DIS, 2 p.m.): The class goes on a field trip to a museum, where they learn that Kuzco is not the next emperor, but Guaka is! Malina and Kuzco find this news so startling that they decide to investigate independently. Yzma, however, is thrilled to have a new emperor-in-waiting to terrorize. WEDNESDAY “It’s a Big Big World” (WQED, 7:30 a.m.): When Burdette discovers that ants have a queen, she gets the bright idea that the World Tree needs a monarch. Of course, bossing around others is only fun for the one doing the bossing. Madge steps in to explain that the queen ant has plenty of work to do and doesn’t just sit around and give orders. “Little Einsteins” (DIS, 8 a.m.): En route through the Russian Arctic, a baby goose gets lost — but the Wonder Pets are there to help. Featured musician: Mozart. Featured artist: Wassily Kandin- sky. “Dragon Tales” (WQED, 9:30 a.m.): Is it an earthquake? Nope. It’s just Mun- gus the giant with an itch he just can’t get rid of! The doctor sends Max, Emmy, Enrique and the dragons to find ingredients for an anti-itch cream. In “The Big Race,” Lorca and Enrique team up for the Big Dragon Land Road Race — but their inability to work as a team may result in them not finishing the race. “Go! Exercise With the Teletubbies” (WQED, 11:30 a.m.): In this special, the roly-poly British preschool characters — Po, Laa-Laa, Dipsy and Tinky Winky — encourage young viewers to get off the couch and join them for some practice in jumping, marching and dancing, all to lively musical accompaniment. THURSDAY “It’s a Big Big World” (WQED, 7:30 a.m.): Bob befriends a bee, Stripey, who must move on with her migrating swarm. Winslow challenges Burdette to a flying competition, and considering she is feathered and a showoff, this seems odd. Still, he discovers that flying like a monkey can be fun. “Dragon Tales” (WQED, 9:30 a.m.): The amazing Dragon Land Aquarium has its opening day in “Finders Keepers.” But when Max and Emmy meet Wheezie at the entrance, they learn Wheezie lost their tickets. In “A Stoybook Ending,” Enrique gets to choose his first story from Quetzal’s book. “Maya & Miguel” (WQED, 3:30 p.m.): Miguel seems to be having a streak of bad luck in “The Slump.” His friends desperately try to help him regain his magic swing by battling the bad karma. His sister, meanwhile, is assisting the team by signing sponsors to buy new uniforms. “Hannah Montana” (DIS, 7 p.m.): When Lilly is asked to a dance, Miley decides her pal needs to look and act “like a girl” to keep the guy’s interest. Under Miley’s direction, Lilly changes her clothes and personality, much to the chagrin of her future date, who asked her out because he liked the real Lilly. National Geographic Mama Mirabelle and her calf, Max; Bo the cheetah; Karla the zebra; and monkey brothers Kip, Flip and Chip play on the savanna in the PBS program “Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies,” airing at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on WQED.

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