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A Little Curious About Life is the 12th episode of season 2 and the 37th episode of the series overall.
Shorts and Songs as follows:
- Beautiful Day*
- Beginning of Life*
- Full of Life
- A Seed Needs Water
- I Got Life (*)
- A Seed Needs Sunshine
- I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life
- A Seed Needs Time to Grow*
- I Am What I Am
- Love of My Life
- Life is But a Dream
*followed by "A Little Reality" segment.
- Some girls look at flowers and plants (which are a part of life) through kaleidoscopes.
- A father and two girls walk into the hospital to meet their new baby.
- Kids show their different parts of the body according to Mop's lyrics in her song, even featuring stock footage from different segments. (this doesn't count as a stand alone segment because it's part of the song).
- Kids harvest raspberries, apples, corn on the cobs and pumpkins and eat the crops because "life gives us food to eat".
- Contrary to popular belief, this episode is technically not the series finale. Many sources, including this HBO Family schedule archive, list it as the 37th episode aired. However, this was the final episode produced and was intended to be the finale. given that the other episodes after this one feature topics that were already produced in other episodes.
- Before then, the supposed airdate was August 15, 2000.
- Differences between normal episodes and this episode:
- The episode begins with Mr. String and Bob on hill above a night sky, talking about life and planets, instead of the intro song.
- Plush still hops on the "A Little Curious" logo letters like he does in the regular opening, but the background is in space. The title card itself has "About Life" below the actual logo. During the starring segment, different clips from the episode are used instead of the regular clips.
- Oddly, when the first short starts, the title card with the short's name doesn't appear.
- Altogether, the animation seems to be more improved compared to older A Little Curious episodes, namely the 3D CGI segments.
- At the end of the episode after the last short, there is no recap of the episode's subjects, and it cuts straight to the credits. This is mostly because the entire episode focuses on one subject.
- The copyright screen at the end of the credits is noticeably laid out differently: it's more centered and the "Dolby Surround" logo appears over it. The copyright itself says this is the only episode produced in 2000, as the other episodes' copyrights date 1999, even the ones that aired in 2000.
- We are introduced to two new characters: Irving the Awning and Baby Booties. Previously, the cast never expanded beyond the twelve main characters.