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Legend of Korra

Meelo the Master Trainer

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Legend of Korra

Meelo the Master Trainer

- 1,082. 1,083. [sighs] PERHAPS I'LL NEVER REACH THE CENTER. OH, HELLO, AND WELCOME TO KID HISTORY, WHERE WE UNCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORIES BEHIND THE EVENTS OF KID LIFE. TODAY'S LESSON: SOME ARGUE THE FIRST PILLOW FIGHT ON RECORD OCCURRED IN 1588, WHEN TWO SIBLING PILLOWS WOULDN'T STOP ARGUING OVER WHO GOT MORE SPACE ON THE BED. OTHERS WILL TELL YOU THAT PILLOW FIGHTING ORIGINATED IN 1731, WHEN BEDDING WAS SO SCARCE, PEOPLE WOULD HOLD STREET-WIDE BRAWLS JUST TO GET SOME COMFORTABLE SLEEP. BUT THE REAL STORY TOOK PLACE YEARS LATER, IN THE 1840S, WHEN THE FEARSOME FRUNCH BROTHERS OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE HAD A CHANCE TO HEAD WEST FOR THE GOLD RUSH AND TURNED IT DOWN. THEY PREDICTED ANOTHER INDUSTRY WAS ON THE RISE, AND IT COULD MAKE THEM MILLIONAIRES. both: CHICKEN RACING. - THAT'S RIGHT, PETER AND DOYLE FRUNCH THOUGHT THERE WAS MONEY IN POULTRY ATHLETICS. THEIR SCHEME TO TURN CLUCKS INTO BUCKS HAD ONLY ONE PROBLEM. - WE DON'T GOT NO CHICKENS, PETER. - BUT THE FARMER NEXT DOOR DID. [chicken clucks] SO THE GUYS HATCHED A PLAN. - GET IT? "HATCHED?" - [laughs] NOT REALLY. - THEY WERE GONNA BREAK INTO THE NEIGHBOR'S BARN, STEAL HER BIRDS, AND BE OFF TO THE RACES. - GET IT? "RACES?" - [chuckles] NOT REALLY. - THE FRUNCH BROTHERS MIGHT HAVE BEEN SCARY, BUT THEY WERE ALSO STUPID. SEE, THE ENTIRE TIME THEY WERE PLANNING THE CHICKEN HEIST, THEY WERE DOING SO WITH THE DOOR WIDE OPEN. HECK, THE FARMER WALKED PAST THE PLACE THREE SEPARATE TIMES, ENOUGH TO GET THE WHOLE STORY. THAT NIGHT, SHE PLUCKED ONE FEATHER FROM EACH OF HER CHICKENS AND GLUED THEM ONTO, YOU GUESSED IT, PILLOWS. SHE THEN PLACED THE DUMMY BIRDS IN THEIR COOP AND WENT TO BED. THE BURGLARS SOON REACHED THE BARN, SAW THEIR FINE, FEATHERED LOOT, AND DECIDED TO POUNCE. BUT IT WAS ONLY AFTER THEY GRABBED THE CHICKADEES THAT THEY REALIZED... - THESE AIN'T CHICKADEES, DOYLE. - COCK-A-DOODLE-DUPED. PETER AND DOYLE BLAMED EACH OTHER FOR THE BLUNDER, AND IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE THEY WERE USING THEIR FAKE CHICKENS AS REAL WEAPONS. NOW WHILE THIS LITTLE, SHALL WE SAY, PILLOW FIGHT WAS HAPPENING, THE FARMER ALERTED THE SHERIFF. AND, IN NO TIME, THE FRUNCH BROTHERS WERE LOADED INTO THE PADDY WAGON FOR BEING A COUPLE OF BAD EGGS. - [laughs] GET IT? "BAD EGGS?" - NO. - BUT HOW DID THE BROTHERS' BEHAVIOR FIND ITS WAY INTO THE HALL OF FAME OF KID PASTIMES? SIMPLE: THE FARMER'S SON WAS WATCHING THE WHOLE THING. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT: THE STORY BEHIND THE FIRST PILLOW FIGHT. JOIN US NEXT WEEK FOR THE HISTORY OF THE HOMEWORK EXCUSE. [Poki chirps] - WATCH ME, POKI. YOU LAY DOWN AND ROLL OVER. ROLL OVER. - NO, NO, YOU CAN'T JUST DEMONSTRATE IT. THAT NEVER WORKS. [Poki chirps] - GOOD. [Poki chirps] - UGH, CLASSIC OVER-REWARDING. [bird screeches] [Poki coos] - POKI, WHERE ARE YOU GOING? - COMMAND RESPECT. [grumbles] [Poki chirps] HAVING SOME TROUBLE, SON? - POKI ISN'T VERY GOOD AT LEARNING. - BELIEVE ME, I KNOW THE FEELING. MAYBE I CAN HELP. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR OLD DAD TO TEACH YOU HOW TO BE A MASTER TRAINER?