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Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman Previous Broadcasts

Scruff Ruffman at Large! (Episode #217)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Rosario, Nina and Willie are given clues to decipher a secret map through one of Colorado's oldest caves. They have to search the cave for geological objects that will help them uncover hidden objects in the cave. Madi is challenged to learn the flying trapeze.

Take Me Out to the Fashion Show (Episode #218)

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Mike heads out to the ballpark to learn the science of pitching strikes. He learns about the forces and motion behind different pitches. He then learns about the biomechanics behind successful pitching and fine-tunes his own pitching technique. Just when he thinks the day is over, Ruff calls in and ups the ante-Mike must throw out the first pitch at tonight's game-in front of 5,000 baseball fans! Bridget, Madi, and Rosario meet up with a fashion designer, and learn how to design and construct high fashion-for dogs!

Scruff Ruffman at Large! (Episode #217)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Rosario, Nina and Willie are given clues to decipher a secret map through one of Colorado's oldest caves. They have to search the cave for geological objects that will help them uncover hidden objects in the cave. Madi is challenged to learn the flying trapeze.

The Grand Prizeless Grand Finale (Episode #220)

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

All six kids compete in a final competition to determine the FETCH! Grand Champion. Rounds include physical challenges, a building challenge in which the FETCHers must engineer a device that can "catch" a watermelon without breaking it, and a trivia challenge that pits the final two FETCHers against one another recalling science facts, solving word scrambles, and identifying details from previous challenges.

Csi Ruff (Episode #219)

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

All six kids are suspects when the FETCH! Grand Prize is stolen from the grounds of Dogwart's, Ruff's old obedience school. Working with forensic scientists, the kids must collect and analyze evidence in order to clear their own names and find the real culprit. In doing so, they learn about the physical characteristics that some humans share (such as shoe size, and hair color) and the characteristics that are unique to individuals (such as DNA and fingerprints). Boston Police officers and forensic scientists work with kids throughout the evidence collection process, by identifying stray hairs, lifting fingerprints found at the scene, and investigating footprints and DNA.

Take Me Out to the Fashion Show (Episode #218)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Mike heads out to the ballpark to learn the science of pitching strikes. He learns about the forces and motion behind different pitches. He then learns about the biomechanics behind successful pitching and fine-tunes his own pitching technique. Just when he thinks the day is over, Ruff calls in and ups the ante-Mike must throw out the first pitch at tonight's game-in front of 5,000 baseball fans! Bridget, Madi, and Rosario meet up with a fashion designer, and learn how to design and construct high fashion-for dogs!

Scruff Ruffman at Large! (Episode #217)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Rosario, Nina and Willie are given clues to decipher a secret map through one of Colorado's oldest caves. They have to search the cave for geological objects that will help them uncover hidden objects in the cave. Madi is challenged to learn the flying trapeze.

How to Get Dogs and Doggerel In Better Shape (Episode #216)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Madi, Mike, and Willie must learn about getting fit from a fitness expert who demonstrates the three components of exercise: aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility. Then they head outdoors to design a workout for their families using simple objects from around the house. Nina learns the art of writing poetry and then must compete in a poetry slam competition!

A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy! (Episode #215)

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Nina and Willie must learn how to scuba dive, and then design lifting devices for sunken items at the bottom of the ocean using what they know about buoyancy. Nina also learns about facing her fears and respecting her limits in the water. Meanwhile, Bridget and Rosario are sent out to spend the day on a lobster boat and learn that catching lobsters is hard work!

How to Get Dogs and Doggerel In Better Shape (Episode #216)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Madi, Mike, and Willie must learn about getting fit from a fitness expert who demonstrates the three components of exercise: aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility. Then they head outdoors to design a workout for their families using simple objects from around the house. Nina learns the art of writing poetry and then must compete in a poetry slam competition!

A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy! (Episode #215)

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Nina and Willie must learn how to scuba dive, and then design lifting devices for sunken items at the bottom of the ocean using what they know about buoyancy. Nina also learns about facing her fears and respecting her limits in the water. Meanwhile, Bridget and Rosario are sent out to spend the day on a lobster boat and learn that catching lobsters is hard work!

Yippee Tie Yie Yay, Get Along Little Doggies (Episode #213)

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff flies six FETCHers out West to work as cowhands on a real working cattle ranch. They experience the life of true cowboys and cowgirls. Activities include: learning to ride a horse, roping, western dancing and cattle herding. The kids also learn about geology and mineralogy by panning for gold.

How to Get Dogs and Doggerel In Better Shape (Episode #216)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Madi, Mike, and Willie must learn about getting fit from a fitness expert who demonstrates the three components of exercise: aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility. Then they head outdoors to design a workout for their families using simple objects from around the house. Nina learns the art of writing poetry and then must compete in a poetry slam competition!

Yippee Tie Yie Yay, Get Along Little Doggies (Episode #213)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff flies six FETCHers out West to work as cowhands on a real working cattle ranch. They experience the life of true cowboys and cowgirls. Activities include: learning to ride a horse, roping, western dancing and cattle herding. The kids also learn about geology and mineralogy by panning for gold.

A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy! (Episode #215)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Nina and Willie must learn how to scuba dive, and then design lifting devices for sunken items at the bottom of the ocean using what they know about buoyancy. Nina also learns about facing her fears and respecting her limits in the water. Meanwhile, Bridget and Rosario are sent out to spend the day on a lobster boat and learn that catching lobsters is hard work!

Yippee Tie Yie Yay, Get Along Little Doggies (Episode #213)

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff flies six FETCHers out West to work as cowhands on a real working cattle ranch. They experience the life of true cowboys and cowgirls. Activities include: learning to ride a horse, roping, western dancing and cattle herding. The kids also learn about geology and mineralogy by panning for gold.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Still More Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (Episode #212)

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

In the second half of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are still trying to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina continue on their race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (Episode #211)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

In the first of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are challenged to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.

Roughing It with Ruff (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.

Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.

Roughing It with Ruff (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.

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