Episode 15

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Hello!

Huh?

Look!

Aw!

Hmm!

Wow!

Look!

I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

Hello!!

Right.

No.

Ah.

Oh, hello, everyone.

I wonder what Possum is up to.

Right. (GASPS)

Hi, everyone. Hi, Sally.

Hi, Possum.

It's such a beautiful day to be playing in the yard.

Yes, it really is a lovely day.

But what were you doing

with your cricket bat, Possum?

Ah.

Do you remember, Sally,

when you and I made the obstacle course?

Oh, yes, I do.

Well, I remember I used my cricket bat for something.

We put it down somewhere,

but I can't remember if I went over it or under it.

Hmm.

Ah, that was a wonderful day.

You were like a circus star that day.

Hmm.

So, your cricket bat?

I remember you went over it.

And did you start at your tree?

Is that right?

Yeah. I'll show you.

(IMITATES JET ENGINE)

That's right. That's how you started.

Yeah. I remember that being such a good day.

You drew the directions,

and I put them in my tree house,

but now I can't find them.

(CHUCKLES)

Well, I am not surprised, Possum.

In your tree house,

you have got so many things.

It'd be in there somewhere.

But it doesn't matter,

because I've got a really good idea -

something really different,

and I think you'll love it.

(GASPS) Tell me. What is it?

I think you could become a circus star.

(GASPS) Tell me more!

Well, a circus is full of very clever people

doing wonderful tricks,

and everyone just sits and watches in awe.

Hey, why don't we watch some

children going to the circus

and seeing all the different tricks?

Shall we watch?

Yeah, let's watch!

(JAUNTY ACOUSTIC GUITAR MELODY PLAYS)

Wow. That was brilliant.

Sally, they look like they had so much fun,

and those kids learnt all those new tricks.

Yes, they did.

I want to do them, too.

Well, Possum,

why don't we make a list

of all of the things you can do in your circus?

I'll go in and get a pen and some paper.

Yeah, that's great!

This says, "circus".

What should our first trick be?

Hmm. (GASPS) I know.

I know you don't like me climbing in the branches

and balancing in my tree.

No.

So, why don't I get some rope,

put it on the ground,

and pretend to walk the tightrope?

Yes, you could pretend to walk on it and to balance.

That's a good idea. You go get it.

OK.

Hmm. There it is.

(BIRDS CHIRP)

OK.

Oh.

Ah. Oh, oop.

Great!

Ah, that was great.

What shall we do next, Possum?

Hmm.

I know.

I was watching those children hopping through those hoops.

Oh, yes. That did look good.

What hoops can we use?

What have we got?

Hmm.

Um, oh, I know! Your go-kart.

We've got some tyres that were spare.

Can you go get those?

Ah, yeah.

There they are.

Hop-hop-hop. Ah.

(LAUGHS)

Right. What's next?

Hmm.

Hmm.

Um... Oh! I know.

I've got some cushions inside.

Why don't you grab those and you can jump on them?

Yeah, OK.

Aha-ha.

Oh, yeah.

Oh.

Jump, jump, jump.

Ha-ha! Yes.

Oh.

Great.

Now, what's next?

Yeah, what's next?

Uh, let's think.

Oh, do you remember Amanda made those stilts?

We could use those.

Oh, yeah, we can.

Good.

Ha-ha-ha.

Up.

Ooh. Ha-ha.

(LAUGHS)

(HUMS)

OK, what's next?

Well, the stilts are finished.

Um, let's think.

Oh, can you juggle, Possum?

Sally, of course possums can juggle.

Up-up-up-up.

Yes. Ha-ha.

Right.

Hmm, what's next?

Ooh.

Sally, I have a special surprise,

but I'm not going to tell you.

Just put a question mark there.

OK.

Hmm. I wonder what that is.

Anyway, this looks like a great routine to have,

and there are some people coming soon to watch you.

What? Sally, why are they coming?

Well, because circuses always have an audience.

People come to sit and watch.

Oh, OK.

(GATE OPENS)

Hello.

WOMAN: Hello.

Hi.

Hello.

Yes, come on through.

POSSUM: Hello.

Hello.

That's it.

Wow.

Hello. Lovely. Please be seated.

OK.

Thank you.

Welcome to the circus.

(WHISPERS) Psst. Sally, can

I talk to you in private, please?

OK.

The circus will begin momentarily.

Please hold.

Quick.

Hmm.

Hmm.

Sally, I feel a bit funny.

Something is going on in my tummy.

I don't think I've practised enough.

What if I get it wrong

and they laugh at me?

Oh, Possum,

what you're feeling is nervous.

Feeling nervous is normal.

Everybody feels nervous sometimes.

Don't worry about having to do it perfectly.

If you make a mistake,

just keep going.

It doesn't matter.

Just go out and enjoy yourself, OK?

Yeah. OK.

I feel I'm ready.

Can you go and announce me, please?

Alright.

Right. (CLEARS THROAT)

Is everyone ready for a circus performance?

Yeah.

Mm-hm.

It is my pleasure to introduce the star of the circus,

the most famous Possum!

(DRUM ROLL SOUNDS)

Huh? Hmm, hmm?

Mm-hmm.

(DRUM ROLL CONCLUDES, CYMBAL CRASHES)

Ha-ha-ha.

# Ta-da! #

(LAUGHS) Right.

(HUMS)

Oh! Whoa.

(GASPS)

Wow.

(HUMS)

Whoa. Ha-ha! # Ta-da! #

WOMAN: Oh, wow!

Hop-hop-hop.

# Ta-da! #

Yay!

Look at me.

Right.

Brrrup!

Jump, jump, jump.

Jump. Ha-ha!

Ready?

Oop.

(LAUGHS)

WOMAN: Amazing.

WOMAN: Wow.

Oh, yeah. Whoo-hoo!

Oh.

Wow.

# Ta-da! #

Ooh.

Hup, hup, hup.

Ha-ha!

Oh!

Yeah.

Yay.

And now, for my final performance,

I'm going to climb to the very top of my tree.

(DRUM ROLL SOUNDS)

(GASPS)

(GASPS)

(DRUM ROLL CONCLUDES, CYMBAL CRASHES)

Oh.

Ha-ha-ha!

Hello.

Hi.

Hi.

Hi.

Hi.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you all.

Oh.

Ooh.

(GASPS)

Ha-ha. Ta-da!

Thank you...

Wow.

..thank you...

Oh, wow.

..and thank you.

Wow.

Wow. That was

an amazing performance, Possum.

You really are the star of the circus.

Ah, well. Our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.

Bye.

Bye.

WOMEN: Bye!

Quick, here. Here, Amanda.

OK.

Jump. Everyone jump. Have a turn.

Oh, thank you.

Here, catch.

Jump.

Jump.

Yeah, got it.

Ha-ha-ha.

That's great.

Whoo-hoo!

Possum joins the circus

Possum’s obstacle run was great fun. Now he wants to make it again, and Sally says he looked like a circus performer and suggests that he try something grander. When the guests arrive, will Possum be able to perform as the star of his own circus show!

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