Video Clip 2.7 - "Teasing Shield"
Teacher: Maggie, what did you bring with you today?
Puppet: Oh, well, this is my special, special shield. Do you see it? Watch.
Teacher: Maggie, how does it work?
Puppet: Oh, well, I'll tell you. You know, there's some kids at my school, do you know Peter?
Puppet: Well, Peter, one day Peter was teasing me. He was going like this: "Nee ner nee ner nee ner, you are a puppet, nee ner nee ner nee ner." And that was really - it was really hurting my feelings. So you know what I did? I went like this. I put up my teasing shield and I ignored him. You know what happened? Well, this is what happened. Gail, can you pretend to be Peter?
Teacher: Sure. I'll pretend to be Peter, and I'm teasing you, right?
Puppet: Yeah. This is what happened.
Teacher: Okay, I'm gonna be Peter, alright, guys? I don't really wanna tease Maggie, I'm just gonna pretend I am, okay? Just so she can show us what happened. Okay? Nee ner nee ner nee ner, Maggie, you are a cucumber. (pause) Nee ner nee ner nee ner, Maggie is a cucumber. Hey, wait a minute, this isn't fun. I was trying to get her attention calling her a name and instead she's just - look! She's just being so strong, and she's ignoring me! (to puppet) Maggie, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to call you names. Maggie, do you wanna go play?
Teacher: Did you see how that worked?
Teacher: Alright, I'm gonna tease you, just for pretend, so
Jordan: No - say nee ner, nee ner, nee ner.
Teacher: Okay, but I don't really mean it, right? So you see if that works. Okay, Bhaka, we're gonna test out Jordan's then we can test yours out, okay? Nee ner nee ner, Jordan, hey, wait a minute, look how strong he's being! Jordan, I have the big top, ha ha ha ha - he doesn't even need his teasing shield, and he's staying so strong and ignoring me. Oh, he even turned around, oh my goodness, he is so strong. I better use some nice words because I really want him to play with me. Hey, Jordan, Jordan, you wanna come play ball with me? Way to go! Good job, Jordan! I'm so proud of you! Oh, thank you for that kiss! Put your name on there, buddy, so everyone knows it's yours.
Boy: Da da da.
So Young: I'm thumbs up!
Teacher: Thumbs up. You know what, sweetie, you can use your teasing shield. Someone's teasing. Let's see. Hey, guys, César's got a great idea. Try it!
Boy: Nee ner nee ner nee ner.
Teacher: Turn yourself around, be very strong. Don't look at him, if he's teasing you, be very strong, use your teasing shield, even if you don't have it. Look how strong you are! You're ignoring them, oh my goodness, I've never seen such a strong girl before.
So Young: Look, Gail, look.
Gail: Look at that! I'm seeing - look, they stopped! You ignored them and they stopped! Way to go, Larisha. (to boys) I don't really wanna tease you. I like you too much.
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