They say the great thing
about being a kid is, it's so easy to pretend.
You can have a conversation
with your dog, or a baseball, or a banana.
Well, what if it wasn't pretend?
What if you could have a conversation?
that's ridiculous. But with your dog...
I mean, we don't have the same concept
of time that, for instance, people do.
Because you have watches and clocks.
But we do know that you go away. And it's
not like we don't know that you're gone.
So, we don't know exactly how long, no.
Why do dogs sniff each other's butts?
Well, that's just kinda
our way of shaking hands.
Son. Stop talkin' to the dog.
She doesn't understand a word.
But as time went on, John crossed that
- Mr Dolittle.
- This is my son John.
- John, this is your new principal, Mr Galvin.
- Nice to meet you, John.
That's not good.
- Nice to meet you.
It was time to put an end to it.
Thank you for coming, Reverend.
Leave this boy, devil man. Go now, Satan.
Take the serpent's voices with you.
Come on outta this boy!
God said it! Come on!
I'm gonna bite ya.
Get this dog... get this dog off of me!
She was my best friend.
You'll make some real friends now.
From that day on, John Dolittle
...was that deep down
there was something missing.
And, just like his dad wanted, he grew up
to be a regular guy. You know... miserable.
Hey! Hey, get outta here!
Hey! Haa! Haaaa!
A vicious animal's in the hallway!
Did I mention he was a father? A lot like his
own father, who was a father to him before...
...he himself became...
Ahem. Oh, look! She's got a giant egg.
KEEP OU - Good morning, Charisse.
- I have changed my name to Paprika.
Paprika? Paprika Dolittle.
That has a nice ring to it.
Not Dolittle. Just... Paprika.
Well, I don't understand it.
What is that about?
You know, Salt-n-Pepa? Paprika?
- Oh, oh, OK. Paprika. I get it.
Really? I think Paprika
sounds like a seasoning.
- He doesn't take anything we want seriously.
Tell me about it.
I did go over the proposal. It's unbelievable.
- OK, I'm on my way in now.
- Maya, where are you goin' with that?
- It's for my swan egg I found.
- Looks like it'd be a good omelette.
- You'll miss that cos you'll be at camp.
I can't go. When a bird hatches, the first thing
it sees, it bonds with it. I want it to be me.
You know, it is not healthy for you
to spend all your time with your experiments.
time with kids your own age at camp...
this Sunday - camp.
And what about my pet egg?
Here. Here's half a dozen pet eggs
to take with you to camp.
- Stop it.
- I don't know what all the fuss is about.
what was that pet rat thing that we bought?
- A guinea pig.
- The thing died. And it's not our fault.
It didn't die.
His name is Rodney and he's in my room.
So why are you bothering me
about the swan?
- I'm goin' to work. Goodbye.
Have a nice day, everybody. Nice day.
Johnny! Gene has got some qualms
about the new proposal. Talk to him.
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