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Tumbler's Big Day (Episode #609)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 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!

The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 3) (Episode #803H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

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!

A Cold Day in the Valley (Episode #608)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 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!

The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 2) (Episode #802H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

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!

Bobland Bay Takes Shape (Episode #607)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 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!

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