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The Telemark

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Announcer
Reporter
Telemark

SFX: opening Time For Cows theme music

ANNOUNCER

Cows in Norway? Today we are talking to the Telemark.

SFX: moo

TELEMARK

Hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy.

REPORTER

I take it you're Scandinavian.

TELEMARK

You can take what you like, but I'm a cow. A Telemark cow. I live in Norway.

REPORTER

Do you like it there?

TELEMARK

Oh yes. The mountains are beautiful in southeastern Norway. I spend my time there grazing and grazing and grazing. Hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy.

REPORTER

That's high roughage.

TELEMARK

High mountains.

REPORTER

No, I mean that kind of grazing is considered a high roughage diet.

TELEMARK

Well, it suits us very well. We are very efficient milk producers on a high roughage diet. Our live weight is 400 to 500 kilograms.

REPORTER

And your dead weight?

TELEMARK

Not nearly so much.

REPORTER

You have very interesting colors. You have a solid reddish color on each side that looks like it was painted on you with a roller.

TELEMARK

And the rest of me is a much lighter more whitish color. Red-sided is what they call these markings on my hide.

REPORTER

So if I laid you on your side and placed you between two pieces of bread –

TELEMARK

It would look like mayonnaise was squishing out of all four sides of the bread.

REPORTER

That is so neat!

TELEMARK

Yes! But you might break some teeth on my horns and hooves! Hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy. Bye now!

SFX: moo
SFX: closing Time For Cows theme music

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