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
Work, Rest and Play (Episode #604)
KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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.
Compromise & Competition (Episode #704H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
Scrambler's Best Idea - The machines wonder whose idea will win the school playtime build competition. Scrambler is sure his tree house idea is the best! When the winner is announced, Roley's Timber Trail, Scrambler can't believe it! He decides to build his tree house on his own! Scrambler sneaks off to search for the perfect tree for his tree house, and comes across the materials for the Timber Trail. Surely no one will notice if he takes just a little? Scrambler tries to build his tree house but it's much harder than he thought. The Timber Trail is almost finished but there are some things missing! Scrambler sees how upset Roley is and it's his fault! Scrambler tells Roley the truth and suggests that they could make it into a living area for the children! What a great idea! Start from Scratch - Before the team heads off to fix the old stand at the soccer field, Scoop shows Scratch how to kick a soccer ball. Bob is impressed with Scoop's skills and Scratch wants to impress Bob too! Bob puts the job stages into the right order and they get to work. Scratch finishes his part of the job early so he can practice with the soccer ball. Soon the job grinds to a halt. The soccer ball smashes into the construction, and Bob will be back any moment. Scratch sadly admits that he had prioritized his soccer ball practice over the job. Bob is impressed with Scratch for admitting wrong, making things right and for his soccer ball skills!
A Brand New Shelter (Episode #602)
KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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!
Being Helpful (Episode #703H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
* Dizzy in Charge - Bob and the team are about to head off to pick up new building supplies, when Bob notices that the yard needs tidying and the driveway needs fixing. He asks Dizzy to stay behind with Scratch to do this important job. Scratch is worried about being at the yard without Bob. It's a big responsibility; Dizzy will be like Scratch's big sister! Enjoying being a fun big sister so much, Dizzy fails to guide Scratch in his work. It's only when he makes a huge mistake that Dizzy realizes how she has let Scratch down. As he panics, Dizzy finally takes responsibility and calms Scratch down. She shows him how they can work together to fix the mess before Bob and the team return. Well done, big sister!
* Lofty's Helpful Day - Mrs. Toosey wants an outside staircase built, and some tiles need replacing on Mr. Bentley's roof. There's a lot to do, so Lofty decides he's going to be super helpful! On his way, Lofty comes across others who need his help, and in his quest to be super helpful - he accepts. Lofty tries to do his jobs, but each time he arrives somewhere, he's asked to do something else! Poor Lofty, he's in a terrible state! He's taken on far too much, and now he's let everyone down. What's he going to do? He asks the team to help with different jobs, and they are happy to help. Lofty finishes the staircase, and all the jobs are done - thanks to everyone's help!
Bob's New House (Episode #601)
KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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!