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
The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 1) (Episode #801H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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!
Splasher to the Rescue (Episode #613)
KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
* Splasher, an amphibious vehicle, arrives into town for his first day of work taking the hotel guests for sight-seeing tours by land and sea. After a brave water rescue, he becomes known as Super-Splasher. Determined to live up to his new superhero name, he interrupts one of his tours to rescue some people who don't need rescuing! Will Splasher ever put his superhero skills to use again? < br />* It's a hot day in Sunflower Valley and Bob and the team are going to surprise Gripper and Grabber, who are coming from the city, with a new shelter. But that's not all. The shelter is also for Bristle, Flex and Tumbler! The team has to finish the shelter in the heat before Gripper and Grabber arrive. Bristle is eager to lend a hand but ends up hindering rather than helping. That is, until Bob needs someone to slow Gripper and Grabber down so they can finish the shelter in time.
Part of the Team (Episode #710H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 7:00 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!
Spud Hits The Airwaves (Episode #610)
KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
When Mike Turntable, the Sunflower DJ, needs to get his new microphone, Spud volunteers to run the radio station. Mike tells him that in the world of radio "bigger is better". Spud takes this advice a little too literally and concocts a series of wild stories. When he announces that a huge non-existent storm is on its way, the Valley is thrown into chaos with machines running this way and that. Soon gridlock brings the whole place to a standstill. Bob goes to rescue Spud and discovers the truth about his stories. Spud is very sorry and uses the radio to direct everyone back to where they should be. Spud decides that being a DJ is not for him. He's better off scaring crows. Mike Turntable has just finished the night shift at the radio station is trying to get some sleep at the Bobland Bay hotel before he DJs at the hotel pool party that evening. Scoop and Muck are digging the pool in time for the party, a job that's much noisier than they expect. Mike keeps waking up. Trying to dig quietly and quickly is proving impossible. Scoop tries to soundproof Mike's room with egg boxes, but that doesn't work, so he has another idea. He remembers Mike's favorite song and plays it to him through some big headphones. Mike is soon sleeping like a baby and the pool is soon finished! In fact Mike's sleeping so soundly that he doesn't wake up in time for the pool party and Scoop takes over as DJ!
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