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Slumber Party Pooper /Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman (Episode #203)

PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Slumber Party Pooper - Becky finally convinces her parents to let her have her first slumber party. But who invited Eileen, a.k.a. The Birthday Girl? Becky has to find a way to placate the bratty guest and still have fun at her own party. Vocabulary Words: Blurt, Nuisance. Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman - It's the last straw when someone cuts Beatrice Bixby in line. She transforms into Lady Redundant Woman and dispatches her copies to dole out some payback in the form of rude behavior. It's up to WordGirl put a stop to their impolite ways. Vocabulary Words: Impolite, Oodles.

A Vote for Becky/Class Act (Episode #201)

PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A Vote for Becky: It's Election Day! Mrs. Botsford is running for D.A. and Becky is running for student council president. Tobey decides to run against Becky and uses his robots to distract WordGirl. How will Becky win the election and save the city from total robot destruction? Vocabulary Words: Elect, Candidate. Class Act: The Butcher decides that his "wordiability" is getting in the way of his robbing sprees. So he enrolls in an adult education class to learn to articulate. Will the Butcher's new speech skills finally give him the advantage he needs to defeat WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face? Vocabulary Words: Ramble, Articulate.

What Would Wordgirl Do/Granny's Corner (Episode #806)

PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

What Would WordGirl Do - Becky, Bob, TJ and Johnson are spending the day at the city water park... right after Mrs. Botsford finishes her seemingly unending list of errands. As the kids follow Mrs. Botsford to the bank, the grocery, everywhere but the water park, TJ and Johnson amuse themselves by imagining what WordGirl would do if a villain were to suddenly appear. Little do they know, their crime fighting knowledge will be put to the test when they finally arrive at the park. Vocabulary Words: Amuse, Errand. Granny's Corner - Granny May is the star of her own advice show called "Granny's Corner", and though her advice sounds innocent enough, it has a way of inciting chaos around the city. WordGirl knows Granny May is up to something (she always is), but how can a couple of pieces of bad advice be criminal? Vocabulary Words: Suggest, Pester.

Slumber Party Pooper /Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman (Episode #203)

PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Slumber Party Pooper - Becky finally convinces her parents to let her have her first slumber party. But who invited Eileen, a.k.a. The Birthday Girl? Becky has to find a way to placate the bratty guest and still have fun at her own party. Vocabulary Words: Blurt, Nuisance. Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman - It's the last straw when someone cuts Beatrice Bixby in line. She transforms into Lady Redundant Woman and dispatches her copies to dole out some payback in the form of rude behavior. It's up to WordGirl put a stop to their impolite ways. Vocabulary Words: Impolite, Oodles.

The Two-Brains Boogie/Field Day Fun with Robo-Tobey (Episode #202)

PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

The Two Brains Boogie - Dr. Two Brains is at it again-this time he's threatening to turn all the town's buildings into cheese. When he traps WordGirl outside the city limits she has to figure out how to stop his cheesy plan and get to the Boogie Oogie Oogie dance contest on time! Vocabulary Words: Shimmy, Indestructible. Field Day Fund with Robo-Tobey - Becky's really excited about the big field day competition at school. But when Tobey wins the potato sack race and the flexed arm hang she suspects something is awry. Becky has to figure out Tobey's tricks or else lose her chance at winning the coveted super deluxe teachers-only magic markers. Vocabulary Words: Authentic, Competition.

A Vote for Becky/Class Act (Episode #201)

PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A Vote for Becky: It's Election Day! Mrs. Botsford is running for D.A. and Becky is running for student council president. Tobey decides to run against Becky and uses his robots to distract WordGirl. How will Becky win the election and save the city from total robot destruction? Vocabulary Words: Elect, Candidate. Class Act: The Butcher decides that his "wordiability" is getting in the way of his robbing sprees. So he enrolls in an adult education class to learn to articulate. Will the Butcher's new speech skills finally give him the advantage he needs to defeat WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face? Vocabulary Words: Ramble, Articulate.

World's Best Dad/The Good Old, Bad Old Days (Episode #813)

PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

World's Best Dad - When Becky orders a gigantic book of world records, she decides it's time to help her dad break one. Unfortunately, Victoria Best finds out about their plan and decides she should be the world record holder, not Mr. Botsford. After being bested by Victoria again and again, Becky comes up with a brand new record - one that isn't even in the record book! Will Mr. Botsford beat Victoria fair and square, or will she find a way to take the prize? Vocabulary Words: Attempt, Combine/Combination. The Good Old, Bad Old Days - Becky and Scoops are ready to start working on their school project when the Butcher charges past them. After Becky finds out that he's up to no good, WordGirl is on the case - but the Butcher has changed his usual routine, and leaves WordGirl in the dust! WordGirl discovers that the Butcher's new moves came from a book about how to defeat super heroes. Can WordGirl take back the book and defeat the Butcher before it's too late? Vocabulary Words: Hazy, Reminisce.

Granny Mayor/Tobey Goes Good (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Granny Mayor - Granny May uses her wily ways to become the Mayor's Senior Aide. WordGirl has to help the Mayor see past her "nice old lady" act to stop him from signing laws which actually help villains commit more crimes. Tobey Goes Good - In order to win WordGirl's heart Tobey decides enters "The Young Inventors Challenge and Friendly Competition." He nearly has WordGirl convinced that he's given up his evil ways, until he loses the competition and loses his cool.

Dr. Three Brains/Bongo Rock (Episode #126)

PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Dr. Three Brains - Glen Furlblam is back on the scene and this time he's posing as Dr. 3Brains. He steals Dr. 2Brain's blackout ray and he's on a mission to outdo his evil idol. WordGirl works with Dr. 2Brains to anticipate his next cheesy crime. Bongo Rock - Chuck disables the security cameras and ties up the guards at City Hall in what he thinks is the ultimate show of villainous power. But little does he know that Mr. Big is behind his latest crimes. WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face must prove that they are mightier than these two villains combined.

World's Best Dad/The Good Old, Bad Old Days (Episode #813)

PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

World's Best Dad - When Becky orders a gigantic book of world records, she decides it's time to help her dad break one. Unfortunately, Victoria Best finds out about their plan and decides she should be the world record holder, not Mr. Botsford. After being bested by Victoria again and again, Becky comes up with a brand new record - one that isn't even in the record book! Will Mr. Botsford beat Victoria fair and square, or will she find a way to take the prize? Vocabulary Words: Attempt, Combine/Combination. The Good Old, Bad Old Days - Becky and Scoops are ready to start working on their school project when the Butcher charges past them. After Becky finds out that he's up to no good, WordGirl is on the case - but the Butcher has changed his usual routine, and leaves WordGirl in the dust! WordGirl discovers that the Butcher's new moves came from a book about how to defeat super heroes. Can WordGirl take back the book and defeat the Butcher before it's too late? Vocabulary Words: Hazy, Reminisce.

Dr. Three Brains/Bongo Rock (Episode #126)

PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Dr. Three Brains - Glen Furlblam is back on the scene and this time he's posing as Dr. 3Brains. He steals Dr. 2Brain's blackout ray and he's on a mission to outdo his evil idol. WordGirl works with Dr. 2Brains to anticipate his next cheesy crime. Bongo Rock - Chuck disables the security cameras and ties up the guards at City Hall in what he thinks is the ultimate show of villainous power. But little does he know that Mr. Big is behind his latest crimes. WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face must prove that they are mightier than these two villains combined.

Granny Mayor/Tobey Goes Good (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Granny Mayor - Granny May uses her wily ways to become the Mayor's Senior Aide. WordGirl has to help the Mayor see past her "nice old lady" act to stop him from signing laws which actually help villains commit more crimes. Tobey Goes Good - In order to win WordGirl's heart Tobey decides enters "The Young Inventors Challenge and Friendly Competition." He nearly has WordGirl convinced that he's given up his evil ways, until he loses the competition and loses his cool.

Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman/A Simple Plan (Episode #124)

PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman - Lady Redundant Woman has escaped from jail and she has her eyes set on being crowned the belle of the Triple Dip ball. WordGirl must find a way to stop her and her copies before they steal all of the elegant dresses, fancy necklaces and stylish shoes in the city. A Simple Plan - After a slew of failed (and complicated) robberies Dr. Two-Brains decides to go back to basics and just steal cheese from the grocery store. But when the Mayor decides to host "The Most Amazing Cheese Stunt In History" he can't resist and WordGirl is hot on his trail.

A Sticky Situation/Eight Legs Vs. Two-Brains (Episode #808)

PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A Sticky Situation - Somehow a broken figurine leads to WordGirl and TJ becoming glued together, back-to-back. Though TJ can't think of anything better than spending time with his favorite superhero, WordGirl is desperate to get unstuck. Unfortunately, she doesn't have much time to figure out a solution. Granny May is on a crime spree! Will WordGirl find her way out of this sticky situation in time to stop Granny or will TJ weigh her down? Vocabulary Words: Adhesive, Precious. Eight Legs vs. Two-Brains - Unfortunately for Becky, it's her turn to take home the class pet - a hairy, scary, crawly tarantula named Shaggy. Though she is afraid of the spider, it's her responsibility to care for him, which means when Dr. Two-Brains reveals his latest cheesy crime, Shaggy comes along for the ride. Will WordGirl's fear of the spider get in her way, or will she find a way to overcome her phobia? Vocabulary Words: Volunteer, Habitat.

The Masked Meat Marauder/Sandwich World (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

The Masked Meat Marauder - While the Botsfords and the Mings go head to head in a charity car wash, the Butcher battles his new rival--the Masked Meat Marauder. Can this town handle two meat-flinging villains or will WordGirl have to send one of them packing? Sandwich World - Chuck is fed up with living at home in his mom's basement. So he builds an evil lair, Sandwich World! Will WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face escape Chuck's crazy sandwich theme park? And will Chuck be strong enough to avoid getting homesick?

Violet Superhero/Big Business (Episode #121)

PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Violet Superhero - There's a new superhero in town when Violet becomes "The Framer." It seems like her "superpowers" aren't much help while WordGirl is doing all the crime-fighting. But when the Butcher attacks "The Framer" comes to the rescue. Big Business - Mr. Big rigs Businesspaloozafest, putting on a spectacle at his booth, in order to win ownership of the biggest building in town. It's up to Huggy to disarm the mind control ray so that WordGirl can stop Mr. Big from cheating-and speaking gibberish.

A Sticky Situation/Eight Legs Vs. Two-Brains (Episode #808)

PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A Sticky Situation - Somehow a broken figurine leads to WordGirl and TJ becoming glued together, back-to-back. Though TJ can't think of anything better than spending time with his favorite superhero, WordGirl is desperate to get unstuck. Unfortunately, she doesn't have much time to figure out a solution. Granny May is on a crime spree! Will WordGirl find her way out of this sticky situation in time to stop Granny or will TJ weigh her down? Vocabulary Words: Adhesive, Precious. Eight Legs vs. Two-Brains - Unfortunately for Becky, it's her turn to take home the class pet - a hairy, scary, crawly tarantula named Shaggy. Though she is afraid of the spider, it's her responsibility to care for him, which means when Dr. Two-Brains reveals his latest cheesy crime, Shaggy comes along for the ride. Will WordGirl's fear of the spider get in her way, or will she find a way to overcome her phobia? Vocabulary Words: Volunteer, Habitat.

The Handsome Panther/The Butcher, The Baker, and the Candlestick Maker (Episode #122)

PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

The Handsome Panther - Chuck is tired of the same old sandwich-related crimes so he develops a new persona: The Handsome Panther! He's ferocious and he even has a theme song. Will WordGirl be thrown off by Chuck's new identity? The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker - Rub a dub dub! The Butcher and his old pals, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker, try to relive the good old days of pulling silly pranks. But can the Butcher resist his truly evil ways when WordGirl shows up on the scene?

Violet Superhero/Big Business (Episode #121)

PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Violet Superhero - There's a new superhero in town when Violet becomes "The Framer." It seems like her "superpowers" aren't much help while WordGirl is doing all the crime-fighting. But when the Butcher attacks "The Framer" comes to the rescue. Big Business - Mr. Big rigs Businesspaloozafest, putting on a spectacle at his booth, in order to win ownership of the biggest building in town. It's up to Huggy to disarm the mind control ray so that WordGirl can stop Mr. Big from cheating-and speaking gibberish.

The Masked Meat Marauder/Sandwich World (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

The Masked Meat Marauder - While the Botsfords and the Mings go head to head in a charity car wash, the Butcher battles his new rival--the Masked Meat Marauder. Can this town handle two meat-flinging villains or will WordGirl have to send one of them packing? Sandwich World - Chuck is fed up with living at home in his mom's basement. So he builds an evil lair, Sandwich World! Will WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face escape Chuck's crazy sandwich theme park? And will Chuck be strong enough to avoid getting homesick?

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