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
Being Yourself (Episode #709H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
Dizzy and the Wheely - Dizzy is excited when the team heads to the lighthouse to pave the ramps that lead down to the beach and up to the harbor. Dizzy loves doing wheelies on those ramps! Scrambler and Scratch are impressed, they can't wait to see Dizzy's wheelies! When they get to the ramp, Scrambler accidentally does an amazing wheelie of his own. When Dizzy attempts a wheelie, her wheels clip a stone and she messes up. Dizzy is determined to show everybody that she is the best at wheelies. Bob and Wendy tell Dizzy that it doesn't matter who is the best. But now that she's knocked over all the paving slabs, one has gone missing. She accidentally bumps into it and rises up in the first great wheelie she's managed all day. Now Scrambler and Dizzy are both great at wheelies! Scratch Goes Solo - Ela, the teacher, finds the old school bell, and Bob builds a new bell tower for the school roof. Scratch asks Bob if he can be sent on a job solo, and Bob agrees. But the rest of the team worry that Scratch will get lonely and told Scratch to take the bell, and ring it if he feels too alone. Scratch does miss his friends, so he devises a new plan: he sculpts the pile of mud he's dug out into the shape of another machine! Unfortunately, his mud machine collapses on him and Scratch gets trapped! He really needs to ring the bell now, but it's out of reach! The squirrels ring the bell and the team rescues Scratch. Scratch asks his friends to help him finish the digging job so that he doesn't get lonely. Bob finishes the tower, the bell is hung, and Scratch is the first one to ring it, bringing all the children running in to hug him.
Having Fun (Episode #708H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
Muck's Beach Tower - It's a day at the beach and Muck decides to build a castle! Bob realizes that the lifeguard tower needs a foundation made out of boulders so he calls Muck for help. Muck is determined to do both her job and build the castle. Muck mistakenly thinks she must have put her extra boulders in the lifeguard tower foundation and so takes some out to build her castle with. When Brad tries out the finished tower, it tips over! She demolishes her castle and uses the wood and extra boulders to build a ramp for Lofty to rescue Brad. Well done, Muck! Scrambler's Stage Surprise - The storm has damaged the control booth and lighting rig at the theatre. The play opens tonight, so the team has to work fast to get them repaired! The new control desk arrives at the theatre. When Lofty is on the stage, they start pressing buttons. First, scenery moves, then smoke billows from the wings and Lofty is terrified! The stage is too scary! He whizzes off to get away! Scrambler arrives, and he goes onto the stage to see what has frightened Lofty. At that moment, Bob and Wendy test the new control desk! The machines are frightened, especially Scrambler! He realizes it must have been him that frightened Lofty! He has to find him! In the countryside, Lofty hears Scrambler, and zooms out, scaring him to death! Scrambler said it was him making all those things happen on stage. They return to the theatre, and Lofty finishes the job. The show will go on!
Bobland Bay Takes Shape (Episode #607)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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!
Staying Cool (Episode #706H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
Wendy's Birthday Surprise - Bob and the team have to make the town well safe. But it's also Wendy's birthday - and Bob wants to arrange a surprise party for her. Scoop asks Bob to let him help with both things. Bob has to hide Wendy's present - a beautiful necklace, so eventually he agrees. Scoop is ecstatic! They start work, and Bob goes to hide the present. Bob returns with the necklace, but before they can hide it, Wendy arrives! But disaster strikes Scoop is in such a fluster, the necklace flies into the well! How is he going to get it out? Scoop makes a wish at the well - he wishes he could get out of this mess... Scoop realizes he's taken on too much and asks for help from the team to save Wendy's present. Wendy turns up and thinks they've forgotten her birthday! Scoop takes her back to the Yard, where she finds her friends waiting for her! Bob gives her the necklace, and Wendy is thrilled! Maybe the well really is a wishing well? Pineapple Scratch - Bob and the team are building Brad Rad's new Surf School beach cafe and Scratch in particular is very excited - he thinks Brad is soooo cool Eager to impress his hero, Scratch volunteers to get Brad's missing items for the beach party. Bob is unsure - it's a long way. But Scratch insists he knows the way there and back - he's cool! Scratch picks up the items from Mr Bentley but then gets lost on the way back! Meanwhile, the surf cafe job is put on hold so that everyone can search for Scratch. Scratch remembers what Brad did - he took a big breath and had a think. Scratch remembers the way back and the cafe is finished just in time for the party to begin!
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