The Thirsty Penguin The Koala Brothers


The Thirsty Penguin

Animated adventures of Frank and Buster, two koalas on a mission to help other creatures. Frank and Buster meet a penguin backpacker who has run out of water.


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# If you're in trouble And you need someone to help you out

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# There's no need to whistle And there's no need to shout

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# Hey, hey, hey, hey

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# Help is on its way Call the Koala brothers

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# Call the Koala brothers Call the Koala brothers

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# Call the Koala brothers Help is on its way. #

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The outback is a very hot place,

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especially when you're tired and you've been walking all day.

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What this little penguin could do with is a nice cold drink.

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But it's not that easy to find one in the outback.

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AEROPLANE BUZZES

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Squeak! Squeak!

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Frank and Buster were out looking for anyone who needed their help.

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-Is that someone?

-Where?

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-No...sorry. It's just a rock.

-Uh-oh!

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-Did you put fuel in the plane this morning?

-Uh...no.

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Neither did I.

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BLEEPING

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We'll have to walk home and get fuel, if we can find the empty can.

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A-HA! Oh, dear!

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-Which is the way back?

-I don't know.

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Everything looks different from down here.

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BOTH: Ah! That way!

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BOTH: Oh! That way?

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Oh, we're lost.

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What are we going to do?

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FLY BUZZES

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BOTH: A-Ah! Squeak!

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-The name's Frank and this is Buster.

-Hello.

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-Pleased to meet you.

-What's your name?

-Eh-oo!

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-Eh-oo?

-Do you need help?

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-Squeak!

-You want something to drink?

-Squeak!

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-And something to eat?

-Squeak!

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-Well, good thing we're here to help.

-Yeah.

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-If only we weren't lost.

-Oh!

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Oh... Squeak-squeak!

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Wow! A map!

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Mm! Mm!

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-Uh...

-Can you read maps, Frank?

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Oh, of course, Buster.

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-No, I'm afraid this map is broken. We can't use it.

-Broken?

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Oh!

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Ah-ha-ha!

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Look! It's the homestead.

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-I don't think that map was broken, after all.

-Ah-huh?

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Let's find you somewhere cool to sit and get you a cold drink.

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-And some food.

-Quite right, Buster. We're here to help.

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-Here you go!

-Oh-ah!

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Before Frank and Buster could find out what their friend liked to eat,

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they had to figure out what kind of animal she might actually be.

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Hi, Frank. Hi, Buster.

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Can you come and... Oh, who's that?

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Where did she come from? What's her name? What is she?

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-We don't know, Mitsy.

-That's what we're trying to figure out.

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I think she's a duck.

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She's not a duck, Mitsy.

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Look! Those are duck feet. I know duck feet when I see them.

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Are you a duck?

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Maybe she's one of those.

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I still think she's a duck.

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- Ned thinks she's a duck. - I... Uh...

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I think I've found you.

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-SQUEAK! SQUEAK!

-Yes, yes. You're a penguin.

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Hello, penguin.

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We still say she's a duck.

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Ned? H-uh?

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Are you coming?

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Oh!... Um...

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It says here that penguins like to eat fish. Are you hungry?

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This is all we've got.

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I hope it'll do.

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-SLURP!

-Hey! Hey! Not so fast!

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SLURP!

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She's finished already. If all she eats is fish,

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we'll have to get more. Quickly.

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HICCUP!

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Frank and Buster soon realised that the penguin

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could catch as much food as she wanted.

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Look, Frank!

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Before long, she was making herself quite at home.

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CLINKING

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Ee-ha-aa!

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Oh, she's so sweet, Frank.

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Oh, I hope she stays forever.

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Breakfast time, little penguin! Where are you? Oh!

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-I think she's leaving.

-Yes. She's had a good rest

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and she's got some water and food.

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-So...

-So it's time for her to go.

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Aa-h-aa!

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There was one thing she wanted.

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- Say cheese. - CHEESE!

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CLICK!

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Squeak! Squeak!

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-I think she wants a picture with you now, Mitzi.

-With me?

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ALL: CHEESE!

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Uh...

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Frank, I wanted to ask you something. Where's the plane?

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BOTH: The plane!

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Better not forget this!

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Goodbye, little... Um... Penguin?

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FLY BUZZES

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A-A-Ah!

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Oh! Thanks for finding our plane.

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Yes. Thank you, little penguin.

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Now we can help everyone again.

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This time, she helped us.

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Goodbye, little penguin.

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Squeak!

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Frank and Buster learned that everybody needs help sometimes.

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Even the Koala brothers.

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But that's not quite the end of our story.

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Sometime later, Frank and Buster met George the postman.

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G'day, Buster. Just one letter for you and Frank today.

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It's from Antarctica. It still feels cold.

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Thanks, George.

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It's from our little penguin friend.

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It says here her name is Penny.

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Oh, I hope she'll come back to visit us soon.

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You know, I'm going to miss that duck.

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Subtitled by Gillian Clarke BBC Broadcast 2003

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E-mail us at [email protected]

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The adventures of Frank and Buster, two intrepid young koalas on a mission to help other creatures in the Australian outback. Frank and Buster meet a little penguin backpacker who has run out of water.

They take her back to their house and give her food and water. After taking some group photos, the koalas are sad that their new friend has to leave. Later, they receive a package from their penguin friend in Antarctica and are glad that they will be able to stay in touch.


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