Episode 6

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Hello.

(SNORES)

Hmm.

Huh?

Look!

Oh!

Huh?! Whoa!

Hmm.

Whoa!

(LAUGHS)

Huh?

Look!

Oh!

I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

BOTH: Hello!

Ah!

Oh, hi everyone!

Good morning!

(GASPS) What?

Huh? The bike is missing.

Hmm? Hmm.

Did Sally take it for a ride?

No, she couldn't have done that.

The bike's broken. It doesn't work.

Hmm, I must go tell Sally.

Hmm.

Hmm.

Hmm.

Hello, Possum!

Hi, Sally.

Hi, everyone!

Hi, everyone.

Um, Possum, what's up?

You look as though something strange

has happened to you.

I can tell by the look on your face.

You're right, Sally.

I have seen something very strange.

Well, what is it?

Ah-ha! I need to become

Police Officer Possum.

Oh, ooh.

I wonder what it is.

Ahem!

Again, what's the problem this time?

Ah.

Well, an unfortunate incident

has occurred.

Your bike has disappeared.

I now have to investigate

and find it.

Hmm.

Actually, I think that this isn't

a job for Police Officer Possum.

Huh?

That bike has been there for years.

It doesn't work properly.

And I haven't ridden it

for such a long time.

Then, yesterday,

Skip came over and took the bike.

He's an expert repairman.

It's now in his shed

and he's fixing it.

Oh, I see.

I've never fixed a bike before.

Ooh. Can I help him?

Oh, you could.

And I'm sure

he would love to have your help.

Great!

But...

..you must eat breakfast first,

to make sure you're full of energy.

You need to be nice and alert

so that you're able to help Skip.

OK! Yummy!

Hmm.

Oh, hello everyone!

I've got Sally's bike here.

I'm sure Possum...

Oh! Here he is! (CHUCKLES)

He'd love to help me fix the bike.

Hey!

Hi, Skip!

Come on in.

Ah-ha. Possum, did Sally tell you

where the bike was?

Yep, she did.

I noticed it was missing in the yard,

so I asked Sally where her bike was,

and she explained to me

that you were fixing it.

Oh, do you need to take it all apart

to make it shiny and new?

Do you need instructions?

Instructions are for those

who need to assemble a new bike.

Not me. I know what I'm doing!

I just need to take off a few

pieces, tighten a few of the nuts,

oil the chain

and most importantly, check the

brakes to make sure they're working.

Would you like to help me?

Oh, yes!

Now, can you pump up the tyres

for me?

Got it!

Hmm.

Right.

Hmm.

Oh, there it is.

Oh, Skip! Sally's here!

Oh, get the door.

OK!

Come on, Sally.

Hey!

Sally, we've fixed your bike.

Oh, that's great.

I've pumped up the tyres,

we've oiled the chain...

..and we fixed the brakes.

Now, we just need to quickly tighten

the chain and we're done.

Oh, you've done such a good job.

You've become an expert

at fixing things.

Now, come over here.

Can you pull the pedal?

OK.

Oh.

Stop. Ha-ha!

Great! It's beautiful.

Great.

Skip? Possum?

You two have worked so very hard

at fixing the bike.

It looks much better.

The wheels are moving.

Alright! Let's pull it down.

OK.

Just take it for a bit of a spin.

Whoa! Vroom!

Oh, it's great.

Look at the way the wheels

are turning.

Nice and smooth.

Yes, it is. Oh, Sally,

you will enjoy riding your bike.

Those people who have bikes

are very lucky.

Oh, yes they are.

But not all people

can afford to buy bikes,

even an old one.

And when they do

get their first bike,

they can't necessarily ride it.

It takes lots and lots of practice

to learn how to ride.

Oh, I thought it was just possums

that couldn't ride bikes.

Oh, when I'm at sea

for months on end

and I finally get back on to land,

it can take a while

to get my land legs back.

(LAUGHS)

But, Possum,

you've learned so many things -

I'm sure you could learn

to ride a bike too.

Yeah.

Yes!

I wonder if there is a bike

we could borrow

so Possum could practice riding.

Yeah.

Well, I do have a spare bike

out the back.

I'll go get it for you.

Oh! (LAUGHS)

Oh!

Oh! Look!

Oh, wow!

Sally, Skip,

can I learn to ride this bike?

Yes. Yes, you can.

I've just finished fixing it

and it rides so very smoothly.

And there's a helmet

for you to wear.

Oh! You should always wear a helmet

when you ride a bike.

Ah, yes!

Great!

Oh, that's great!

Sally, Skip, is it hard to learn?

Well, why don't we watch some

children learning how to ride bikes

and being safe while they're riding?

Yeah, let's watch!

(HAPPY MUSIC)

Oh, that was great!

Yes!

Sally, I'm ready to learn.

Let's go!

Alright! Come on.

Come on.

Thank you, Skip.

No worries, Sally.

Vroom, vroom!

Oh! Oh, wow!

Yeah!

Oh, this is great, Sally!

(LAUGHS) Great!

People say once you can ride a bike,

you never forget how to do it.

I wasn't too sure -

it's been a long time

since I've ridden a bike

and I thought

it would be quite hard,

but that was easier

than I thought it would be.

Right.

Well, I was watching you, Sally, and

I think I can do it for myself now.

I'm going to try it.

OK.

Right.

Ooh..

Oh, oh, oh...oh!

Oh, I can't do it. Nup.

I give up. Can't do it!

I'm done!

I remember asking children once

what they thought they needed

to learn to ride a bike,

and they told me a few things.

First, you need to have the desire

to really want to ride your bike.

Secondly, it takes

lots and lots and lots of practice.

And thirdly,

you need to be prepared to fall.

(GASPS) Will I fall off?

Well, you might.

It's always hard to learn new things

and sometimes, you make mistakes.

That's all part of the learning

process, and it's OK.

This is a new thing

that you're learning.

And the mistake could be

you falling off your bike.

If you feel the bike tilt,

that means you might fall off.

You just need to try to fall gently,

OK?

Right. OK.

Try it again.

Ooh.

Ooh.

Pedal.

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!

Oh! Oh!

Ooh.

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Ah!

Whoa, whoa! Ah!

(LAUGHS)

Whoa!

(LAUGHS)

Wow!

(LAUGHS)

Yeah!

Ooh.

(LAUGHS)

Whoo!

(MIMICS BRAKES SQUEALING, LAUGHS)

Right!

You have improved so much at riding!

Why don't we go and find a lovely

bike path and go for a ride?

Would you like to do that?

Yeah!

We can be careful and take it slow.

Let's go now.

Wait - why don't we first go and

make a litter-free lunch to take,

and then we can go?

Yeah, great idea!

Let's go.

Oh!

Come on!

OK!

(LAUGHS)

Ready?

Let's go!

Let's go.

(LAUGHS)

Oh.

Are you ready for our bike ride?

Yeah! Let's go!

Let's go.

(LAUGHS)

(LAUGHS)

Whoo-hoo!

Oh, look! It looks great!

Yeah!

Sally, look!

Oh!

Oh, isn't that lovely?

Yeah, it's beautiful!

That was great! Yes!

This is great!

Yeah!

Mmm.

Yum, yum, yum.

Yum, yum. Om!

Oh, I've got a dry throat

from all of that riding.

Oh...

Oh, look at the clouds

moving in the sky.

Yes!

(LAUGHS)

Whee!

Oh!

(LAUGHS)

Oh, look at that!

Oh, yes!

(LAUGHS)

(LAUGHS)

(SIGHS)

(LAUGHS, SIGHS) Yeah!

What a lovely day we've had.

My bike has sat there broken

for a very long time.

And now it's fixed,

and everything works!

And I had a great bike ride.

Oh, I really enjoyed this day.

It was such a lovely day!

And before,

I was ready to give it all up.

I got really upset.

And now I know how to ride a bike!

I've learned so much

and had such a good day today, Sally.

Yes, that's right!

Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching!

See you next time.

Bye!

Bye!

Great!

Why don't you ride your bike

some more?

Possum learns to ride

Something is missing from the yard. When Possum works out what it is, he starts a new learning adventure. Don’t give up, Possum; this will be fun!

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