March 22, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll bring you a special compilation show just for kids. Spring Break has befallen many homes, and left parents with disgruntled, bored and increasingly rowdy children. Our solution? Make them sit down and listen to the radio, tie their shoelaces together if necessary. There will be all sorts of sound-effects: car chases, toilets flushing, big birds of prey, and despite the numerous complaints we received from listeners after the Joke Show, a foray or two into flatulence. We've got a classic princess segment with Kate MacKenzie and Maria Jette in pink taffeta, and a chicken segment with Geoff Muldaur's "Chicken Song." Plus, Inga Swearingen's "Hush Little Baby," and Randy Newman sings a song from "Toy Story". It's a show, not for easily offended adults who relish their outrage, but for the free-thinking kids, who can still find joy in unexpected places, and know how to take a joke.

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Segment 1
00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
00:00:12 "Tishomingo Blues"
00:00:55 GK Open
00:03:41 "Sushi Song," Pat Donohue and Shoes
00:06:14 SFX script (Sound-Effects Man's Children)
00:10:33 "Don't Pick Your Nose," GK and Shoes
00:13:26 Old Time Radio script
00:21:23 "Everybody Is Somebody," Taj Mahal
00:25:21 GK Powdermilk Intro
00:25:54 Powdermilk Break
Segment 2
00:27:06 "When She Loved Me" from "Toy Story 2," Maria Jette
00:30:34 Princess script
00:42:35 "Cinderella Song," GK and Kate MacKenzie with Shoes
00:47:16 GK intro toy segment
00:47:58 "Toy Symphony" (Excerpt) by Leopold Mozart, The Fly Creek Philharmonic
00:50:41 Trevor and Gretel script
00:59:07 "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story," Randy Newman
01:01:00 GK Intermission Credits, plus "Stone's Rag" Intermission tune
Segment 3
01:05:16 GK Welcome Back
01:05:43 Lived in a Shoe script
01:19:25 "Chicken Song," Geoff Muldaur
01:21:48 Cowboys script (Chicken Chokers)
01:27:35 GK Mono Intro
01:28:27 "Lullaby of Cheese," Mollie O'Brien
Segment 4
1:30:16The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:46:07 "Hush Little Baby," Inga Swearingen
01:49:19 Arlo Guthrie talks, recites "Mooses Come Walkin'" poem
01:52:28 "Oklahoma Hills," Arlo Guthrie
01:55:00 GK Closing Credits
01:56:23 "O Happy Day," The Gary Comer Youth Choir
01:58:28 GK Recorded Credits

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  • SFX
  • Princess
  • Trevor and Gretel
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • Lived in a Shoe
  • Lyrics
  • Sushi Song
  • Don't Pick Your Nose

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