Apologies if this belogns in fan fiction, but the '00s seem to nto qutie be classic according to board definitions. Anyway... In the ratigns of segments, I commented on how I thought Hero Guy had elemnnts that could have made for a great segment if they hadn't put it into such a little box; I put it at 6th best. Here is an example of something which I think would have been the perfect way to use this segment - actually teaching a concept, involving others, etc. Note: This sounds familiar for some reason; I'm sure there probably was a segment like this on rhyming back int he '70s when i was a kid, but this would have made a fun, updated version. Indeed, it'd be fun now; maybe with Abby replacintg Hero Guy and magically making the letters appear and disappear. (Which would let those who say she's become a bit too perfect see her mess up, too. Actually, it might even work as a segment in AFFS, since after all, they would logically also be learning spelling and such.) ------------------- (Baby Bear drwing Hero Guy on a table, part of the paper is off of it; Telly comes by on his pogo stick) Baby Bear: Oh, hello there, Telly. You're just in time for another exciting adventure. (He accidentally rips a corner of the paper off) Telly: Wh-what? (He stops Hero Guy: He said, it's time for antoher exciting adventure. And he even has a title! Telly: Oh boy, what is it, baby Bear? What's the title? Baby Bear: Well, as you can see, it's...oh no! (Audience sees the torn page, so it looks like ry ry Again. baby Bear: Part of the page got torn off. Telly: What do we do, what do we do? Hero Guy: Never fear; Hero Guy is here. Baby Bear: And with my imagination, I know we'll come up with something. HG: It looks like we're missing a letter. Hmmm...I know. (Pulls out an F) Let's try this one. If at first you don't succeed, fry, fry again. Telly (overly shocked): Fry, fry again? That can't be right! BB: You know, Telly, I think you're right. Telly: I mean, sure, if you're frying pancakes and you don't flip them in time and one side gets all burned and the other side's still all gooey, but still... BB: Hmmm, you know what, Hero Guy, I think we need another letter. HG: Okay, let's try the letter "C". Telly: Yeah, yeah, okay, we'll try C. HG: So now, if at first you don't succeed... BB: Cry, cry agin? (Much more subtly than Telly) That doens't sound right. Telly: Of course not. I mean, sure, when I fell off my pogo stick and skinned my knee last week, I cried a little...but then I got right back on and boinged again so I wouldn't be scared. HG: That's a good point. You learned to do it so you wouldn't get hurt. BB: Yeah. Uh, maybe you better try another letter. HG: Okay, let's see...oh, I know a word tht rhymbes with fry and cry. (He replaces the c with a d) If at first you don't succeed... BB and Telly: Dry, dry, again? Telly: Does that mean i have to carry a towek with me everywhere I go? BB: Hmmm, there has got to be a solution. HG: Well, you're the artist. If you come up with something... BB: THen I can draw Hero Guy saving the day. Hmmm... Telly: But what can we do? We've tried fry, and cry and dry... BB: Telly, that's it! Telly: Wh-what's it? You just said I tried them. Let me put a T in there instead. (Erases where the d was and writes a t) HG: And now, we have a full title again. Telly: It's about time. HG: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! BB: Hero guy saves the day! HG: Thanks to your imagination.