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"A Whale of a Tale"
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May 21, 2003
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Larry Jacobs
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Peggy Sarlin
George Arthur Bloom
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"A Whale of a Tale" is the eighth episode of Season 2 of Cyberchase. It originally aired on May 21, 2003.




A trip to R-Fair City nearly turns into a monster mash when Hacker abducts Glowla, a beautiful cyberlady who generates pure energy. Hacker is able to snatch Glowla by reprogramming her trick whale, Spout. As a result, Spout goes on a rampage. Digit and the kids must find Glowla and stop Spout before he totally destroys R-Fair City.


  • During the scene where Spout attacks the power plant, Sam Vander Rom's dialog differs between the American PBS Kids and the Canadian CBC Television/iTunes versions. The differences are as follows:

American version:

  • "Spout is approaching the Aqua Power Plant, we are now in Code Yellow, repeat, we are now in code yellow."
  • "Code blue, everybody code blue!"
  • This is it! We're now in code red! and I'm Sam Vander Rom, signing off!"

Canadian version:

  • "Spout is approaching the Aqua Power Plant. We are now in big trouble, repeat, we are now in big trouble!"
  • "Stay calm, everybody stay calm!"
  • "Spout's approaching the main generator!"
  • "This is it, he's going after it! And I'm Sam Vander Rom, signing off!"



  • Main article: A Whale of a Tale (transcript)


External links

PBS KIDS - Cyberchase Videos - A Whale of a Tale