Bob the Builder
This stop frame, animated series for preschoolers follows the adventures of Bob and his machines: Scoop, Muck, Dizzy, Lofty and Roley. Bob's business partner, Wendy, and Pilchard the cat also help out in the builder's yard.
Bob the Builder Previous Broadcasts
A Cold Day in the Valley (Episode #608)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
It's the grand opening of the Bobland Bay Promenade. As Bob and the team put up some spectacular lights for the big ceremony, Bristle the street-cleaner arrives to keep the new town spotlessly clean. Before long, important items are missing. It's a mystery, but Bob puts the clues together and they all point to Bristle! Is he really the culprit? Zoomer the skidoo is staying with Bob in Sunflower Valley. When a huge snowfall blocks the whole valley, Zoomer's caterpillar tracks are ideal to help Scoop find his way through the snow with his snowplough to clear the valley. But Zoomer is impatient and easily distracted. When he sees a distressed little rabbit he leaves Scoop on his own. With no expert guidance, Scoop drives into a deep snow bank and gets stuck. Zoomer is very sorry. He was only trying to help the little rabbit, but Bob has a great machine-inspired idea to help the animals!
Bobland Bay Takes Shape (Episode #607)
KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Bob and the team are building the Bobland Bay promenade. Tumbler wants the design to be unique to Bobland Bay, but finds having an idea is harder than he thinks. Some friendly animals try to help, but end up leaving their tracks in Tumbler's wet cement. This gives Tumbler an idea, and the Bobland Bay Walk of Fame is born! Bob is building the first Bobland Bay hotel. When the first guests arrive before the hotel is fully staffed, Spud decides to help out by trying to do every job in the hotel, with chaotic results. When the new manager arrives, Spud is very pleased to go back to the quiet life of a scarecrow!
Scoop's Challenge (Episode #606)
KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Bob and the team are building an ice-cream parlor in Bobland Bay. There is fresh ice-cream to collect and also a large model of an ice-cream cone to go on the roof. Packer volunteers to get both the ice cream and the model. He gets distracted by Dodger and Scrambler - and gets his deliveries muddled. Work on the Bobland Bay seaside town continues with a row of shops built using Bob's "Bob House" kit. When Bob splits the machines into two teams, he elects Scoop as leader of one team and Benny the leader of the other. Scoop worries that Benny will replace him as Bob's number one machine. Eventually he realizes that Bob only made Benny leader so he could learn from the best - Scoop!
Two New Machines! (Episode #605)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Tumbler, the big and booming cement mixer, arrives in the Valley to help build the Bobland Bay skate park. Dizzy is given the job of showing him around. Tumbler's larger-than-life arrogance becomes a little too much for Dizzy and Tumbler is soon all alone in Sunflower Valley. By displaying a little humility, he finds his way back to his new friends! Flex the cherry-picker arrives just in time to help replace the lens on the Sunflower Valley lighthouse. Flex is so desperate to do a good job that he pushes himself a bit too far and gets the new lens stuck in a tree! He helps solve the problem and learns that everyone loves him just the way he is.
Work, Rest and Play (Episode #604)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
As Bob and the team build a drive-in cinema, cameras finally roll on Oscar Flicks' sea monster movie shot at Bobland Bay. Spud volunteers to be Oscar's directors assistant. The excitement of the film set proves a little distracting to Spud and soon he's causing all sorts of chaos. He is given the job of looking after the sea monster prop, and decides to have some fun with it but ends up getting it muddy. With a ruined sea-monster, Spud must concentrate to solve the problem - which he does by making a brand new sea-monster costume for the machines! Bob and the team build an exercise park at Bobland Bay to help the residents keep fit. Mr. Bentley is especially in need of exercise and it's up to Scrambler to train him. Enthusiastically, Scrambler takes this role to heart and trains Mr. Bentley so hard that he can take no more! Mr. Bentley flees from Scrambler's exercise regime to rest. When Mr. Bentley is needed to open Bob's new exercise park, he's nowhere to be found - and it's all Scrambler's fault! Scrambler, having learnt that rest is just as important as exercise, finds Mr. Bentley and the new exercise park is declared open!
Lofty's Big Day (Episode #603)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
A comet is due to pass through the night sky, and Bob and the team get to work building an observatory so that everyone can watch. Lofty worries that he won't get a good look and decides to get closer to the comet by driving to the top of a mountain. Unfortunately, he gets stuck. Will Lofty get back in time to see the comet? Oscar Flicks, the famous film director, is in town to find locations for his next film. Bob and the team build a lifeguard lookout station as part of the film set, but it will also be used permanently at Bobland Bay afterwards. Oscar's camera makes Lofty nervous and he causes havoc trying to avoid it. When Oscar gets into trouble at sea, Lofty comes to rescue, learning to overcome his camera shyness in the process.
A Brand New Shelter (Episode #602)
KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Roley and Muck are playing a game of skidsies. Roley takes things too far and accidentally crashes into, and destroys, the old machine shelter! As Bob gets to work building a new one, Roley thinks that Muck blames him for the disaster. Muck loves to get mucky, so she's horrified to lean that Bob is building a machine wash to get them all clean! Mucky Muck becomes determined to get muckier than ever before. Eventually, she can resist the machine was no longer and is surprised to find how much fun the ticklish machine wash is!
Bob's New House (Episode #601)
KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
When Bob moves his mobile home to Bobland Bay so it can be his site office, Lofty frets about where Bob is going to sleep. His solution is to turn the machine shelter into a makeshift house for Bob, with chaotic results. With his mobile home relocated to Bobland Bay, Bob decides to build his dream house in Sunflower Valley. The machines all have some great design ideas but Bob is having a hard time finding ideas. Eventually he seeks inspiration from his building work in the valley and has a brainwave - a tower looking over everything he's built!
Following Clues (Pt. 3) (Episode #810H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Dizzy Finds a Pirate - Fixham Theatre needs work completed before the performance of The Legend of Brickbeard, with actor and theatre manager Richard Olivier in the lead role. When Dizzy tells the team that she has seen Brickbeard backstage, Spud and Scrambler believe he's returned to stop them from finding the Golden Hammer. Later Dizzy realizes that it wasn't Brickbeard, she saw but Richard Olivier rehearsing for the play. Meanwhile, Spud and Scrambler are still trying to figure out the meaning of the last clue they found. Backstage, Spud pulls a rope to reveal a secret trap door with another red box in it! When they open the red box they find another clue, a picture of a boat. Roley & the Seagull - At Fixham Harbor, Bob and the team are in the process of moving an old ship. Roley befriends a seagull that gets very angry when the team begins to lift the old ship out of the water. The angry seagull disappears on to the ship. Spud and Scrambler's latest clue is a picture of a boat but there are several boats in the harbor. They finally get to the old ship and notice it's the Bonny Beard - Brickbeard's ship! With Lofty's help, Bob travels up to the crow's nest and realizes the angry seagull has built her nest there and wants to protect her eggs. He gently lifts the nest to reveal another red box! Spud and Scrambler are ecstatic and present the box to Bob later that evening. He's amazed to find the Golden Hammer inside and they are overjoyed to be able to hand it to Bob - the best builder ever!
Following Clues (Pt. 2) (Episode #809H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Muck & the Old School Wall - Spud and Scrambler are still searching for the Golden Hammer. When they see school teacher Ela's class practicing their Chinese dragon dance in costume, they think the dragon is real. They decide to follow it in hopes of locating the Golden Hammer. Meanwhile, Bob and the team have been tasked with fixing the old school wall. Muck notices an interesting picture on the wall when Lofty demolishes it. Muck and the team manage to restore and uncover a picture of a dragon on the school wall. Spud and Scrambler finally return and on seeing the restored dragon picture on the wall, they follow the direction of the dragon's tongue to a loose brick, another red box and another clue. This time it's a trapezoid on the end of a line; but what does it mean? Scoop's Big Job - Following the latest clue - a trapezoid with a line extending from it Spud and Scrambler start their search at Fixham lighthouse. Bob and the team are also called to a restoration job at Fixham Lighthouse. As there are a lot of big jobs to do, Scoop insists that he can do all the jobs without any help. After a series of accidents, Scoop realizes that he needs to slow down and that others can be a great help with the big jobs. Meanwhile, Spud has managed to switch on the lighthouse lamp and the picture of the clue is actually a bucket at the end of a chain. Spud and Scrambler pull the chain and bucket up from the well where they find another red box and another clue - some sort of box or cube. What does this mean?
Following Clues (Pt. 1) (Episode #808H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Scrambler and the Clue - The pillars at Fixham Museum need to be replaced. The museum's curator, David Mockney asks Bob and the team to help with the repairs. Mr. Mockney explains that Fixham was built years ago by Brickbeard the Pirate and legend tells of him burying a Golden Hammer. Scrambler believes the Golden Hammer is hidden in a red box. Spud and Scrambler think it would be great to find the Golden Hammer and give it to Bob as a gift! Lofty drops Spud down the chimney to look for the key but Spud crashes through the roof! After apologizing to Bob, Spud shows Scrambler the key he found when he fell through the roof. The key unlocks the red box and there is a piece of paper with a picture of a bear inside. Perhaps, this clue will lead them to the Golden Hammer. Lofty and the Teddy Bear Rescue - Bob and the team are helping Toyshop owner Mrs. Toosey build a new window for her shop. Spud and Scrambler are using the picture of the bear to continue their search for the Golden Hammer. At the toyshop, Lofty sees a box of teddy bears and decides to move them out of the way. Meanwhile, foxes follow him to the hiding place in the woods. Mrs. Toosey explains to Spud and Scrambler that she has teddy bears in her shop, but Lofty has moved them to keep them safe. With help from Bob and the team, they finally locate the teddy bears in the foxes' den. Back at the Toyshop, Spud sees a teddy sitting on a red box! Scrambler and Spud open the box and find another clue - a picture of a dragon. The search for the Golden Hammer continues!
Believe In Yourself (Episode #807H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Super Scrambler - Scrambler has been reading a book about the super-hero machine, Super-Smasher, and decides he wants to be just like him. The team is ready to start building a milking shed for Daisy - Farmer Pickles' prize cow. Scrambler sees a picture of Super-Smasher hauling bricks, and decides he has to be strong too! After a few mistakes and scaring Daisy, Scrambler realizes he's not a Super-Machine! He's just plain old Scrambler. Once the milking shed is complete, Daisy is missing. Scrambler thinks about what he should do - not what Super-Smasher should do. Following Scrambler's lead, the machines slowly lead Daisy and another cow Delores back to the shed. Scrambler tells his friends Daisy and Delores can be... the Super-Milking-Team! Roley's Weather Rap - Bob is building a weather station for Brad Rad, and Roley is making up a surfing rap for Brad's weather announcements! Bob, Wendy and Dizzy begin to assemble the weather station. As they put together the different instruments, they find out more about the weather. Roley uses this information to devise a catchy rap, and races off to make his announcement. The weather station is now predicting a storm, which means Brad and the Kids are in danger, and it's all Roley's fault! Brad makes an announcement and the children swim in just before the storm arrives. The next day, Roley makes another weather announcement, instead of rapping, he delivers it plain and simple: which, he's learned, is much safer!
Listen to Your Friends (Episode #806H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Scratch and the Dream Home US - Bob, Wendy and the machines are at Farmer Pickles' Farm, ready to build Spud's new room. Spud decides that if it's his dream room, he can have whatever he wants! Spud enlists Scratch's help to make sure his dream room takes shape exactly how he wants it. The other machines think that Spud and Scratch should wait and follow Bob's plans. But Scratch is determined to help Spud. Surely Bob will be pleased when he sees how much they've done! But Spud's building skills are less than expert - the entire room ends up falling down in a messy pile! Working as a team, Scratch and the others rebuild the room. Bob, Wendy and Farmer Pickles are pleased at what they have achieved. But Spud is the most pleased with his dream! Stage Struck Dizzy - Spud is playing a giant in a play at Fixham Theatre, and is stomping around the yard, shouting his line. The team is also working at the theatre - building a storage shed. Dickie Olivier tells them that they can use old sets, just not the ones needed for the play. As the team chooses the walls for the storage shed, Dizzy helps Spud practice his lines. Exhausted from his rehearsing, Spud falls asleep inside the shed. Dizzy ends up diverted onto stage, and Lofty and Bob finish off the shed, not realizing Spud is inside! When Dickie Olivier discovers his actor and sets are missing - he'll have to cancel the play! Dizzy leads Bob to Spud and the missing sets are revealed too. Dickie is delighted, and the show is back on! Dizzy and the team finish off the shed and she makes an appearance in the play!
Share Your Problem (Episode #805H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Roley and the Fox - The team is building a jungle themed mini golf course! As wild animal decorations arrive, Bob explains to Roley that wild animals live away from their friends. When a wild fox turns up, Roley is convinced that this wild animal must have lost his friends! Roley and the fox play a game. When the fox begins to act upset Roley takes him to see the decorations, thinking they'll comfort him. The fox is terrified, and knocks them into the mud! Roley finally tells Bob about the fox, and realizes he has to take him back into the wild where he belongs. When he does, the fox's parents are waiting, and Roley knows he's done the right thing. Bob and the Trampoline - Bob and the team are building a trampoline. A problem soon arises when Scoop can't carry all the materials. Instead of asking Bob, Scoop thinks for a moment and solves the problem by himself. Scratch wishes he could solve problems by himself too, just like Scoop. When Scratch finds a broken trampoline spring, instead of showing it to Bob, he decides to fix it all by himself. But Scratch doesn't realize that a broken spring won't work. When the trampoline is finished, Bob has the first bounce. But the repaired spring snaps, and Bob is bounced off the trampoline! Scratch admits his mistake and Bob explains the problem. But now, they can't stretch the trampoline material back across! Scratch has learned that some problems are best shared, and comes up with a solution by getting everyone to work together. When they all pull at once, they manage to get the trampoline fixed!
Part of the Team (Episode #710H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 7:30 AM
Here Comes Muck - Bob is building a new garage for the team. His design includes roll-up doors for each machine's berth and Muck is particularly thrilled and decides that she wants to be 'first out the door'! Her big opportunity comes when her old garage shed, complete with doors, is left in a field to serve as a sty for Farmer Pickles' pigs. Muck happily goes in and out of it, practicing her entrance. Bob completes the garage, including the new doors, and the machines all join together to perform their spectacular entrance, with Muck at the center! Scrambler Gets Clean - Scrambler is impressed with himself and feeling very brave today - but the feeling doesn't last long. A machine wash is to be built at the yard and Scrambler doesn't think that it sounds amazing like everyone else does; he secretly thinks it sounds pretty scary! When he sees all the huge fixtures and fittings, Scrambler's fears grow - he must avoid getting washed! But on his way back, Scrambler skids and the shower head gets dropped in a large puddle of mud. Scrambler bravely ventures in to the mud, knowing he'll need a wash! But in the end the bravest thing Scrambler does is to own up to everyone about his fears. With the others' encouragement he has a wash and it's not scary at all.... it's totally wicked!
Take Your Time! (Episode #804H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Whizzy Dizzy - The team is building a new workshop for Bob, and Dizzy decides to show him she is the fastest machine on the job! As Bob and Wendy clear out the old workshop, Bob finds some things that are precious to him! Whizzing around to prove her speedy usefulness, Dizzy spills paint on the ground - and concrete into the tin of Grandpa Billy's tools! Then she quickly speeds off to recycle Bob's old frame! But when she returns, she discovers that not only has she set Grandpa Billy's tools into concrete; she's also thrown away Bob's precious frame! Dizzy has an idea to make up for the mistakes she's made. Wendy helps to mount the concreted tools in the rescued frame, and hang it over the door of the new workshop. When Bob sees his new sign, he's over the moon! Travis' New Garage - The team has a big job today, building Travis a surprise garage. As Roley tries to find other lost things, he knocks over a pile of wood and then moves Wendy's saw without telling her. He even manages to whizz off into the fields and get himself lost! Bob and the team have to put down their tools and look for Roley. It's great to find lost things but not if it slows down the build. Now it looks like Travis's new garage won't be finished in time. Farmer Pickles had left a list of Travis' favorite things, to be put in his new garage to make him feel at home - but it's gone! When Roley puts the lost property skills to the test, he finds the list! Soon everything is gathered and Travis gets the garage he's always dreamed of!
The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 3) (Episode #803H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Muck's Track to Trouble - Today's job is to build a railway that will travel around the Dinosaur Fun Park. Scoop, Muck and Scratch are asked to dig out the route, and lay the track. Muck hits a rock that is large and oddly fin-shaped, which forces him to build a rickety bridge over it! A test run begins and as soon as the train is on its way, the rickety bridge begins to crumble! Faced with disaster, Muck swallows his pride and asks for help from the others. Together, they manage to fix the rickety bridge, before it collapses into a pile of rocks and timber! Scratch recognizes the fin-shaped rocks are part of a huge Stegosaurus skeleton! Muck and the other diggers excavate the skeleton and construct a properly designed bridge. When Tony Toberomi gives the train its first passenger test, the Stegosaurus Bridge is the highlight of the ride! A Dinosaur for Scratch - It's the last day of the Dinosaur Fun Park build. The team is building a fence around the park and turning the huge Diplodocus skeleton into the gate. Bob and Wendy assign Scratch important jobs. But Scratch isn't convinced and slips away to search for his own dinosaur skeleton. Rubble is horrified when he sees he hasn't done any of his jobs! With Rubble's help, Scratch realizes that the most important thing about being on a team is doing your jobs! Finally, Bob and the others reveal they've been building Scratch his very own dinosaur - the Scratchosaurus! To show Scratch just how much they love having him on their team!
The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 2) (Episode #802H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Rubble and the Seagull Surprise - Bob and the team are building a flying ride at the park. Rubble has been called in to help, although big and strong, he's not very fast. Rubble worries that Bob won't think he's fast enough to be part of the team, and wants to prove he can be! As Rubble zooms over uneven ground, the designs for the flying ride fall out of his cab. Before he can retrieve the plans, a cheeky seagull snatches them! Bob and Wendy encourage Rubble to wait patiently - as they may turn up. But Rubble doesn't think waiting patiently will prove he's fast! Once he's learned that sometimes waiting is the best thing to do, Rubble helps Bob clear everything up. In the process, Rubble discovers a Pterodactyl skeleton! He comes up with a new design for the flying ride - based on Rubble's Pterodactyl! Roley and the Impossible Lump - Roley is flattered when Scratch tells him he thinks he's the best flattener in the world! So flattered, that he becomes determined to live up to Scratch's expectations. Roley thinks Scratch will be disappointed, if he discovers he's not so accomplished after all. Roley finds one bump that is impossible to flatten. Instead of hiding his problem, Roley should have asked for help in the first place. When Bob and the others rally around, Roley discovers the reason the bump is so stubborn - it's the very tip of a triceratops dinosaur skeleton! The triceratops makes the perfect frame for the new slide at the Dinosaur Fun Park and Scratch still thinks Roley is the best!
The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 1) (Episode #801H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Lofty and the Diggers Three - Lofty is jealous of the camaraderie between the three diggers, Scoop, Muck and Scratch. When he overhears them talking about 'The Diggers Three', he is eager to join their club. Bob announces the team is to build a park full of rides and games for children. When the park's manager, Toby Toberomi outlines the project, Lofty sees that it's all digging. Rubble, a giant dump truck is introduced - and he seems to instantly join the diggers' club! Perhaps, if Lofty thinks of a theme for the park, he can be in "The Diggers Three" as well! Finally, the diggers ask Lofty to join them. A huge dinosaur skeleton is discovered and Lofty comes up with a theme! Tony Toberomi is delighted - "Fixham will have its very own Dinosaur Fun Park!" Scoop and the Roller Coaster _ Today's job is to build a roller coaster at the theme park, and Scratch is desperate to find his own dinosaur. Scoop tells him that he has a plan to do just that. The machines hunt for dinosaurs, following Scoop's lead. But his plans don't go quite as expected! The team begins to get fed up with Scoop's plans, and when he mistakes fake rocks for real ones- it's the last straw. Scoop isn't listening and only wants to do things his way. When Scoop realizes what's happened, he feels terrible. Scoop apologizes to the others for not listening and agrees to do things their way! As Scoop begins to dig, he discovers the skeleton of a T-Rex! Bob congratulates Scoop, but Scoop gives all the credit to his friends!