Our next veteran of radio who played on our much-loved Cinnamon Bear program is Howard McNear, who is the voice of Samuel Seal. You will know him as the actor who played Floyd Lawson the barber on the slightly more than little-known television program called The Andy Griffith Show!!
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The Cinnamon Bear Episode 6 – Samuel Seal
Opening: Cinnamon Bear Theme
Cinnamon Bear: And here’s the Cinnamon Bear!
Announcer: Now let’s see what’s happening to our adventurous Judy and Jimmy and the Cinnamon Bear. Last time we saw them, they had just barely escaped being thrown into the Immense Inkwell by the Inkaboos. Crazy Quilt Dragon arrived in the nick of time with Scissor Soldiers who held off the enemy long enough for them to rush down to the beach, jump on Crazy Quilt’s back, and plunge into the Root Beer Ocean. You see, the Inkaboos didn’t dare follow them, because they were made of blotting paper and would have been soaked to pieces. You’ll remember, too, that they discovered their precious silver star floating on the water, and just as Jimmy was about to pick it up, a blue and white polka dot whale rose out of the ocean, and…
Judy: Swallowed it just like that! Oh, why did that old whale have to go and eat our silver star? I’m getting worrieder and worrieder that we won’t get it back in time to put it on our Christmas tree. Cinnamon Bear: We’ll do our especially best, Judy. All we can do for now is to wait until he comes up again. Jimmy: Uh, say, Crazy Quilt? Crazy Quilt: Yes, uh, Jimmy? Jimmy: Uh, do you know this whale who swallowed our silver star? Crazy Quilt: Mmm, slightly. He invited me out for a clam chowder dinner once. His name is Wesley, and he always has the tummy ache. Jimmy: Uh, how long do you think it will be before he comes to the top again? Crazy Quilt: Oh, can’t ever tell. What I’m worried about is that he might come up someplace else where we won’t see him. Judy: Oh, dear! What ever will we do? Cinnamon Bear: We’ll just have to be patient and wait and hope he shows up somewhere around here. Crazy Quilt: Speaking of waiting, if we have to wait much longer, I’m vastly afraid you folks won’t have any place to wait. Jimmy: What do you mean, Crazy Quilt? Crazy Quilt: Well, it’s this way. I’m not really a water-type dragon, and in order to make any sort of extended sea cruise, I have to go on a special diet. It takes about four barrels of corks to put me in the pink. Judy: And you haven’t eaten any corks lately? Crazy Quilt: Not for some time, and if I stay in this Root Beer Ocean very much longer, I’ll get waterlogged, or maybe I should say root beer logged, and sink. Cinnamon Bear: Oh, my stuffings! Can’t we go someplace where you can dry out? Jimmy: How ‘bout that big rock over there? Crazy Quilt: An excellent thought, Jimmy. I’ll just head in that direction. Be there in a jiffy. Cinnamon Bear: Ahoy! Avast, there! Belay! Judy: What’s the matter, Cinnamon Bear? Cinnamon Bear: There’s the whale, he’s coming up! Oh, look at him! He's coming up! Judy: Oh! Crazy Quilt: Hello, there Wesley! Wesley: Hello Crazy Quilt. Crazy Quilt: How are you, you old blue and white blubberer? Wesley: Oh, there you go. Insulting me just because you know I’m a sick whale. Oh, woe is me! Crazy Quilt: Oh I was only fooling. What’s bothering you now? Judy: Hurry up and tell him about our star. Crazy Quilt: In a minute, Judy. I said, “What’s bothering you now, Wesley?” Wesley: It’s a pain I can’t quite locate. Oh, dear. It just jumps all around, and.... Crazy Quilt: I’ve a pretty good idea what it might be, my drooping denizen of the deep. Wesley: Oh, you have? Well, tell me like a good dragon. Crazy Quilt: Remember about an hour ago, you swallowed something floating around here? Wesley: Oh, yes of course. Just a tea-time snack, nothing heavy. Crazy Quilt: Uh, maybe so, but what you swallowed was a silver star that belongs to my young friends up here, Judy and Jimmy, and the fellow sitting behind them is Paddy O’Cinnamon. Wesley: Oh, hello folks. Sorry to meet you when I’m feeling so miserable. Jimmy: No wonder you don’t feel good, after eating our silver star. Wesley: Oh, what a pity! I don’t know why I did it, really. I’ve no appetite at all, just nibble here and there. Oh, whoa-ho ho. Judy: You’re the funniest whale I ever heard of. Never saw anything like you. Wesley: Oh, of course you haven’t. Oh!
You’ve never seen a wailing whale Until you’ve looked at me-oh! I’ve wailed in forty-leven seas From Tokyo to Rio.
I never smile, I never laugh, I never grin or snicker. It takes too long to smile a smile. A frown is so much quicker.
Wail-ee, wail-ee, groan and grumble, Deary, dreary, dee! Roar and rumble, moan and mumble! Woe ho-ho is me…
I wail by day, I wail by night, In winter, spring, and autumn. I wail on top the ocean's waves, Or on the ocean’s bottom.
I’m very fond of tummy aches. In fact, I like to be sick. I thrash the water till it’s rough, Then float till I get seasick.
Wail-ee, Wail-ee, groan and grumble, Deary, dreary dee! Roar and rumble, moan and mumble! Woe ho-ho is me… Oh, woe ho-ho is me!
Judy: Very nice Mister Whale! Very nice! Crazy Quilt: Very good, Wesley. Cinnamon Bear: Very nice! Wesley: Do you like my voice? I’ve had considerable comment on it. You ought to see me cut loose with Rocked In The Cradle Of the Deep. Many uh…. Cinnamon Bear: Uh, you’re alright, Wesley! If I may presume to call you that. Wesley: Well, that’s quite alright. You know what? I think I’d sound much better if I didn’t feel so bad. Judy: I should think you would feel bad, that silver star you ate was made of glass! Wesley: Yes… uh… What?! Glass?! Oh-ho! Deary me! Oh-ho! Double deary me! Oh, I’m certainly the most unfortunate whale that ever flipped a flipper! Jimmy: You didn’t chew it up, did you? Wesley: No, no I didn’t, but that doesn’t help matters any. Glass! Oh-ho, dear! Somebody get a doctor quick. I’m going, I’m going! I know I’m going! Crazy Quilt: Of course you’re not, Wesley. Just take a good deep breath, and see what you can do about returning the star to its rightful owners. Wesley: Oh, I’m so indisposed. I think I’m gonna faint. What, and no smelling salts? Oh woe-ho ho! Judy: Oh, dear! There he goes, and the silver star inside him. What’ll we do now? Cinnamon Bear: Wait until he comes up again. Maybe he’ll feel better then. Crazy Quilt: Not Wesley. He enjoys poor health. Jimmy: Well, what do you say we climb up on that rock like we planned to do. Then Crazy Quilt can get dried out, and we can watch for Wesley to come up to the top again. Crazy Quilt: Fine! Hold on tight, everybody. Up we go! Judy, Jimmy, Cinnamon Bear: Whee! Oh boy! Crazy Quilt: Ah! Here we are. Now, if you’ll all get off, I’ll take myself a bit of a sunbath! Jimmy: Sure enough! Cinnamon Bear: Hey, come on, Judy, I’ll help you down. Judy: Thanks, Cinnamon Bear. Crazy Quilt: Uh, pardon me, my friends. I shall retire to a remote corner and stretch me out in the sun. See you later! Cinnamon Bear: Yeah, take a good rest, Crazy Quilt. Voice: Hello! Hello! Hello! Cinnamon Bear: Hello yourself! Jimmy: It’s a seal, Judy! Seal: Howdy, folks, welcome to our city. Judy: This isn’t a city! It’s just a rock! Seal: I know, I know, just a figure of speech! Welcome, anyhow. I’m Samuel the trained seal! Jimmy: Like the ones in the circus? Samuel: Have you seen them? Amateurs, my boy, just amateurs! You haven’t seen a thing until you’ve seen me perform. Jimmy: Well if you’re so good, let’s see you. Judy: Not now, Jimmy. Get him to dive down and wake up the wailing whale. Samuel: Okay! Here’s trick number one! Cinnamon Bear: Too late now, Judy. That pesky seal is set on showing himself off. Samuel: Oh, it’s a thriller, folks. I toss this ball high into the air, turn a somersault, blow a whistle and catch it on my nose. Jimmy: What, the whistle? Samuel: No, the ball! Now get a load of this, folks. Here goes! Judy: Whee! Look at that, Jimmy! Cinnamon Bear: Excuse me, my friend, but you do the whole show, don’t you? Applause and all. Samuel: Oh, yes! Oh, yes! Do that with my flippers, just to get my timing right, you know, must get used to public acclaim. Jimmy: I’d say it was pretty good alright. Samuel: Pretty good, nothing! You know you’ve never seen a better juggling, balance, and musical act in all… Jimmy: Can you dive? Samuel: Can a seal dive?! Ha-ha-ha! I’m Olympic material, I am. Can I dive! Jimmy: Would you dive down and wake up the wailing whale, then? He’s got something that belongs to us, and we want him to hurry and give it back. Samuel: I thought I saw Wesley hereabouts a while back. Sure, I’ll dive down and wake him up. I’ll give him a nip that will make him start, alright. Watch this form! Now is this grace, is this diving? Whoa! Back in a minute, folks! Judy: I hope he can wake up the whale! Maybe he won’t be able to find him! Jimmy: Oh, sure he will. Cinnamon Bear: There’s Wesley coming up now! Jimmy: And there’s the seal! Say, that was fast work. Wesley: Oh whoa-ho-ho! Samuel: Here he is folks! Told you I’d wake him up! Crazy Quilt: What goes on here? Judy: I seal named Samuel just dived down and woke up the wailing whale for us, Crazy Quilt. Crazy Quilt: Ah! That’s very commendable of Samuel. Samuel: Oh, don’t mention it, my good fellow. Don’t mention it. Wesley: Oh woe is me! Woe-ho is me! Judy: What’s the matter, Mister Whale? Wesley: Oh that silver star thing of yours is making me most miserable. Here I am supposed to watch my tummy, and something like this has to happen. Oh-woe-ho ho. Woe- ho ho! Woe-ho ho hahahaha! This is killing me! Crazy Quilt: Uh, What are you laughing at, Wesley? First time in my life I ever heard him laugh. Wesley: Can't help it! The star’s tickling my insides! Caught in my throat…. Caught in my throat! Samuel: Make him sneeze, he’d cough it right up, I bet. Somebody tickle him! Cinnamon Bear: Can’t any of us reach him! Crazy Quilt, here, you’re the longest. You try. Crazy Quilt: Sure, Just a minute. I’ll use my extra fancy tail. There. Tickle tickle tickle tickle tickle tickle! Jimmy: Oh there it goes! Samuel: I’ve got it! I’ve got it! Judy: The seal caught it on his nose! Samuel: Watch me juggle this! Cinnamon Bear: Come on, Samuel. Hand over the silver star! Samuel: Watch this finesse. Poetry in motion! That’s what it is! Zow-ee! Crazy Quilt: Look, Cinnamon Bear. Oh, here comes Penelope Pelican flying low. Haven’t seen her around here for months! Cinnamon Bear: Sure enough, it’s that pesky pelican. Judy: Please give us our star, Samuel. You might drop it and break it in a million pieces. Samuel: Not a chance! I never miss. Just let me give it one more throw, and I’ll turn it over to you. Jimmy: Only one more then, you promise? Samuel: I promise. This one will be the highest throw ever made by any seal in the world. Stand back, everyone. Hey, you, Penelope the Pelican! Stop flying around over my head so I can make this record throw! Judy: Please, hurry, Samuel. Samuel: You should never rush an artist, but here goes. Ta-da! That’s for the band, you know. And up goes the star, higher and higher and higher! Jimmy: Look, Judy, look! Judy: Oh, that pelican caught our silver star! Cinnamon Bear: Snatched it right in mid-air! Crazy Quilt: Now isn’t that a nice how-do-you-do?
Announcer: And a nice how-do-you-do it certainly is! Just imagine it! They get their silver star back from the wailing whale only to have it snatched away by Penelope the Pelican. It’s beginning to look very much like Judy and Jimmy and the Cinnamon Bear will have to go through a lot more trouble to get it back in time to put on top of their Christmas tree, or maybe they’ll have better luck next time. So let’s be sure and listen!