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: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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!
Tumbler's Big Day (Episode #609)
KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
Horticultural Flex is busy studying some rare plants when he hears about Sunflower Valley's very first radio station. Bob and the team get to work building the studio and erecting the transmitter. While they work, the machines think of ideas for their very own radio shows. Flex is determined to have an original idea but every time he thinks of one, someone else has beaten him to it - Roley is doing a jingle, Dodger is telling jokes and Scoop and Muck are reading stories. Flex is so worried he'll never have an original idea that he forgets that Bob needs his to help install the tall transmitter! Flex is very sorry but Bob has a great idea to solve Flex's problem. Later, with the radio station finally finished Flex dazzles the valley with his very own gardening program! It's snowy and icy in Sunflower Valley and Bob is building an ice-rink at Bobland Bay. Dizzy is delighted since she loves to ice-skate. Tumbler declares that he loves to skate too and will show her how it's really done! On their way to collect some special concrete for the ice-rink, Tumbler skids on some ice in the road. He's not as experienced as he says! But determined not to let Dizzy find out, he does everything he can to avoid more ice - including taking them a very long way back to Bob! When Dizzy gets stuck in a snow drift, Tumbler only has one choice - to admit that he's not very good on the ice and to ask Dizzy to teach him. Soon Tumbler is skating like a pro!
Believe In Yourself (Episode #807H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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!
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