Little Bear: We did it!
Telly: We did it!
Little Bear: We are the best firefly catchers ever!
Telly: I know!
Little Bear: Wow, look at him glowing in the jar!
Little Bear: Does he look like he is getting dimmer to you?
Telly: Yeah. And he looks a little sad.
Little Bear: Why do you think he is sad?
Telly: I don’t know….
Leela: Hey guys, whatcha doing?
Telly: We caught a firefly.
Little Bear: But he isn’t as bright now and he looks sad.
Leela: Why do you suppose he’s sad?
Telly: We don’t know.
Leela: Why don’t you pretend to be him? Then maybe you’ll know why he’s sad.
Little Bear: Pretend to be fireflies?
Telly: Okay, here goes….
Little Bear: I am a firefly flying around!
Telly: Me too! But wait…I’m trapped in a jar!
Little Bear: I don’t want to be trapped in a jar!
Telly: I need to fly free!
Little Bear: THAT’S IT!
Telly: What’s what?
Little: The firefly is sad because he is trapped in the jar!
Leela: I think you guys might be right!
Telly unscrews the lid.
Telly: There you go, little firefly. Fly free!
The firefly’s light grows bright and flies away.
Little Bear: You know what, Telly?
Little Bear: It’s a lot more fun to pretend to be fireflies than it is to catch them.
Telly: Hey, you’re right!
As Leela laughs, the two friends flap their arms, pretending to be fireflies.
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It’s amazing what incredibly obvious things we can learn when we fly around for a while in someone else’s Mason jar.