“Play (a.k.a. Playtime)”
Series 2, Episode 21
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This episode focuses on Magic, although the episode is called "Playtime". Anthony tries to make a ball dissappear while Captain believes that the stick is magic, but Wags & Skally are tricking him.
Plot"Having Fun at the Beach”
Greg does some magic to make a ball disappear. Anthony is really impressed and wants to try. He stares intently at Greg while he makes another ball disappear. Now he wants to try: “Ball, disappear!” He drops the ball. Greg suggests Anthony practice, practice, practice!
Murray is looking for a song to play. He sees Greg’s hat, and gets the idea that maybe he can do some magic to get a song. He recites the magic words, but nothing happens, so he shrugs and leaves. Then the rabbit comes out with a guitar and plays a song. Murray hears it and plays the song too!
Murray and Jeff make some more remarks about the clouds. They see a cloud do a loop-de-loop and are amazed. Jeff pulls out a remote from inside a rock, and hits rewind. The cloud loops again.
Jeff is painting a picture and shows it to the camera. Can you see it? It’s a pony!
“Ponies”Murray is outdoors at night playing his guitar. He talks about finding his favorite constellation, the Great Guitar. Sure enough, he’s able to spot it. Murray says, “I’ve always wanted to play with the big stars.”
Captain Feathersword has the entire gang gathered for the magic show, and tells them that “this stick be magical” He declares that the stick fetches itself, but when he throws the stick, it doesn’t come back. Then Wags offers to throw it, with a Wagette hiding from the bush again. He throws the stick, whistles, and the stick comes back! Amazing! Captain sees the little Wagette and declares it wasn’t magic, but it was a trick after all. Greg says that might be a trick, but here’s some magic. He makes something in his hand and makes it disappear. Anthony tries too with his ball, but he drops the ball. Wags picks it up and hands it to the Captain. Captain screams “He fetched! Wags Fetched!” much to the delight of everyone. Anthony comments, "Now that is magic!"
- Magical Stick/Watching the Sky (split 11-minute versions, used by Sprout)
- When Jeff rewinds the clouds, the accompanying audio clip is of Greg and Captain Feathersword's magic stick conversation sped-up and in reverse.
- On the UK DVD of Playtime Children's Favorites, the episode is shortened to 18 minutes, with The Monkey Dance being removed, and the live version of Quack Quack is replaced with the video from Wiggle Time!.