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There Goes The Neighborhood/I Scream (Episode #122H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* There Goes the Neighborhood - Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Everyone knows kittens are not to be tolerated. But could this kitten be different?
* Ice Scream - Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream. Alice thinks deciding you won't like ice cream without trying it is, well, prejudiced! Can Helen and TD find a compromise that satisfies Alice but doesn't force Truman to give in to peer pressure?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?
* Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed. After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face-to-face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his . . . whatsit.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Itchy Martha/Martha and the Thief of Hearts (Episode #121H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Itchy Martha - Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Until they're gone, she has to wear a cone on her head to keep her from scratching. Martha hates the cone; it gets in the way and makes everything sound weird. Worse than that, it terrifies Jake. Will Martha have to live in the cellar until she gets better?
* Martha and the Thief of Hearts - The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other. But when everybody's art supplies begin disappearing, their affectionate mood begins to fade. Can Martha solve the mystery of the stolen supplies?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift.What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman (Episode #302H)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Runs The Store, Part 1 & Part 2 (Episode #120H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Runs the Store, Part 1 - Skits and Martha are feeling desperate while they wait in the broiling sun for Helen to finish shopping. Fed up, Skits decides to follow the cool air into the store, and Martha has to follow to get him out. What are they going to do now that they're stuck in the bathroom and the store is about to close?
* Martha Runs the Store, Part 2 - Helen can't find Martha and Skits anywhere. Little does she know, they're trapped inside the darkened department store, trying to find the exit . . . when they aren't distracted by the comfy beds, overflowing garbage cans, and automatic tennis-ball shooter. Will they find their way out before it's time to blow out Mom's birthday candles?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Best In Show/Truman on the Ball (Episode #118H)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Best in Show - Carolina decides to enter Francois in the dog show, and Helen just can't help herself. She has to enter Martha, too, so she can show Carolina who the true champion really is. A little competition between cousins isn't a bad thing, or is it?
* Truman on the Ball - Why does Truman want to become a hobo and/or join the circus? Is he actually trying to run away? Maybe it has something to do with tomorrow's softball game, and the fact that Truman can't actually catch the ball. Can Martha and Alice help?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks Martha Gets Spooked/Martha Changes Her Luck (Episode #119H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Gets Spooked - Is someone fixing up the haunted house? If not, who ordered those flowers? Was it the ghost of Mrs. Parkington's Great-Aunt Martha? Whoever or whatever it was, Martha has to go in there to protect Helen, before it's too late!
* Martha Changes Her Luck - Uh-oh. Martha walked under a ladder-and broke a mirror-so now she thinks she's jinxed. And she's worried her bad luck is rubbing off on everybody else. Helen tries to explain that all the accidents are just coincidence, but things just keep getting worse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

The Martha Show, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #301H)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* The Martha Show, Part 1 - Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kid's show (1st of two parts).Vocabulary: (E) genre(s), drama(tic)(s), educational, merchandise, style, comed(y)(ies)(ic) (I) co-star, medical, program(s), watch, script.
* The Martha Show, Part 2 - Having your own kid's show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner - or TV - ready for it? Vocabulary: (E)pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict(ing)(ion)(ed) (I) duo, viewers, children('s), pirate(s), whale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?
* Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed. After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face-to-face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his . . . whatsit.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman (Episode #302H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Best In Show/Truman on the Ball (Episode #118H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Best in Show - Carolina decides to enter Francois in the dog show, and Helen just can't help herself. She has to enter Martha, too, so she can show Carolina who the true champion really is. A little competition between cousins isn't a bad thing, or is it?
* Truman on the Ball - Why does Truman want to become a hobo and/or join the circus? Is he actually trying to run away? Maybe it has something to do with tomorrow's softball game, and the fact that Truman can't actually catch the ball. Can Martha and Alice help?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (Episode #108H)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy-climbing ladders, carrying hoses-aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? Vocabulary - (E) reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher (I) story, real, fact(s), pretend, actually.
* Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle! Vocabulary - (E) bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual (I) weird, wacky, ordinary, strange(r), report.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Martha Show, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #301H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* The Martha Show, Part 1 - Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kid's show (1st of two parts).Vocabulary: (E) genre(s), drama(tic)(s), educational, merchandise, style, comed(y)(ies)(ic) (I) co-star, medical, program(s), watch, script.
* The Martha Show, Part 2 - Having your own kid's show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner - or TV - ready for it? Vocabulary: (E)pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict(ing)(ion)(ed) (I) duo, viewers, children('s), pirate(s), whale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost (Episode #117H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?
* Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed. After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face-to-face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his . . . whatsit.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E) remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine (I) hoarse, rest, well, sick(ness).
*Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! Vocabulary - (E) dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick (I) ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (Episode #108H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy-climbing ladders, carrying hoses-aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? Vocabulary - (E) reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher (I) story, real, fact(s), pretend, actually.
* Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle! Vocabulary - (E) bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual (I) weird, wacky, ordinary, strange(r), report.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha (Episode #110H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

* Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T. D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? Vocabulary - (E) deceive(ing), honest(ly), dishonest, mislead(ing), popular (I) trust(ing), believe(able), fooling, right, wrong, ad(vertise)(ment).
* Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha? Vocabulary - (E) deny, admit, claim, false, translate (I) switch(ed) (ing), mistake, trick, fraud.

Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (Episode #108H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy-climbing ladders, carrying hoses-aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? Vocabulary - (E) reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher (I) story, real, fact(s), pretend, actually.
* Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle! Vocabulary - (E) bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual (I) weird, wacky, ordinary, strange(r), report.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

The Dog Who Came to Dinner/Martha Calling (Episode #109H)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* The Dog Who Came to Dinner - Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, Francois turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners.
* Martha Calling* (*book based) - When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I)guest, rules, invite, vacation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E) remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine (I) hoarse, rest, well, sick(ness).
*Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! Vocabulary - (E) dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick (I) ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent (Episode #111H)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Walks the Dog* (*book based) - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. Vocabulary - (E) annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant (I) bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty.
* Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch. Vocabulary - (E) coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise (I) tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha (Episode #410H)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Too Many Marthas - When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha - a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it's time to sing? Vocabulary: (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella. Too Much Martha - Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she's pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza? Vocabulary: (E) weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (Episode #108H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy-climbing ladders, carrying hoses-aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? Vocabulary - (E) reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher (I) story, real, fact(s), pretend, actually.
* Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle! Vocabulary - (E) bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual (I) weird, wacky, ordinary, strange(r), report.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha (Episode #110H)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T. D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? Vocabulary - (E) deceive(ing), honest(ly), dishonest, mislead(ing), popular (I) trust(ing), believe(able), fooling, right, wrong, ad(vertise)(ment).
* Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha? Vocabulary - (E) deny, admit, claim, false, translate (I) switch(ed) (ing), mistake, trick, fraud.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Dog Who Came to Dinner/Martha Calling (Episode #109H)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* The Dog Who Came to Dinner - Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, Francois turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners.
* Martha Calling* (*book based) - When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I)guest, rules, invite, vacation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent (Episode #111H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Walks the Dog* (*book based) - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. Vocabulary - (E) annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant (I) bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty.
* Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch. Vocabulary - (E) coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise (I) tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha (Episode #103H)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody-or some animal-ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? Vocabulary - (E) innocent, guilty, biased, witness(ed), evidence (I) judge, jury, trial, prove, true/truth.
* Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals? Vocabulary - (E) suspicious, accomplice, plot(ting), proof, expression (I) fishy, partner, plan(ning), positive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha (Episode #410H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Too Many Marthas - When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha - a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it's time to sing? Vocabulary: (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella. Too Much Martha - Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she's pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza? Vocabulary: (E) weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out (Episode #104H)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha to the Rescue - Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. Vocabulary - (E) rescue, courageous, danger, protect(ion), hero(ic) (I) save, strong, harm, escape, trouble.
* Martha Camps Out - Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?
* Vocabulary - (E) honorary, brave(ry), earn, merit badge, frighten(ed) (ing), helpful (I) guard, scared, afraid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha (Episode #110H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T. D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? Vocabulary - (E) deceive(ing), honest(ly), dishonest, mislead(ing), popular (I) trust(ing), believe(able), fooling, right, wrong, ad(vertise)(ment).
* Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha? Vocabulary - (E) deny, admit, claim, false, translate (I) switch(ed) (ing), mistake, trick, fraud.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha (Episode #107H)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha and the Canine Caper - Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami. Vocabulary - (E) distressed, blame, confess, conceal(ing), shame (I) rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt.
* Perfectly Martha* (*book based) - Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too? Vocabulary - (E) train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave (I) wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Dog Who Came to Dinner/Martha Calling (Episode #109H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* The Dog Who Came to Dinner - Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, Francois turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners.
* Martha Calling* (*book based) - When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I)guest, rules, invite, vacation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves (Episode #106H)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Blah Blah* (*book based) - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? Vocabulary - (E) limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish (I) few, greater, higher, more, less.
* Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice. Vocabulary - (E) improve(ment), progress, expand, behave, develop (I) better, misbehave, grow(n)(th), manners, learn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha (Episode #103H)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody-or some animal-ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? Vocabulary - (E) innocent, guilty, biased, witness(ed), evidence (I) judge, jury, trial, prove, true/truth.
* Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals? Vocabulary - (E) suspicious, accomplice, plot(ting), proof, expression (I) fishy, partner, plan(ning), positive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out (Episode #104H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha to the Rescue - Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. Vocabulary - (E) rescue, courageous, danger, protect(ion), hero(ic) (I) save, strong, harm, escape, trouble.
* Martha Camps Out - Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?
* Vocabulary - (E) honorary, brave(ry), earn, merit badge, frighten(ed) (ing), helpful (I) guard, scared, afraid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Return Of The Bookbots: The Case Of The Missing Words, Part One & Two (Episode #405H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part One - The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion? Vocabulary: (E) noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r). Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part Two - The Announcer is still at large and has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives. Equipped with this new linguistic leverage, our heroes may just be able to save their beloved city from their phonological foe. Vocabulary: (E) oath, adjective, define, modify, weightless.

Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out (Episode #104H)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha to the Rescue - Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. Vocabulary - (E) rescue, courageous, danger, protect(ion), hero(ic) (I) save, strong, harm, escape, trouble.
* Martha Camps Out - Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?
* Vocabulary - (E) honorary, brave(ry), earn, merit badge, frighten(ed) (ing), helpful (I) guard, scared, afraid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha (Episode #107H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha and the Canine Caper - Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami. Vocabulary - (E) distressed, blame, confess, conceal(ing), shame (I) rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt.
* Perfectly Martha* (*book based) - Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too? Vocabulary - (E) train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave (I) wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #215H)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 - Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo - and Martha's speaking voice - out of commission? Vocabulary: (E) secret agent, service(s), formula, surveillance, defeat(ed) (I) safe, steal, spy(ing), chief, warn.
* Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 2 - The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. Undaunted, Martha uses disguises and gadgets to hound the evil soup thieves. Vocabulary: (E) trespass(er)(ing), self-destruct, invisible, scheme, mastermind (I) disguise, combination, crook, hideout.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Blah Blah* (*book based) - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? Vocabulary - (E) limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish (I) few, greater, higher, more, less.
* Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice. Vocabulary - (E) improve(ment), progress, expand, behave, develop (I) better, misbehave, grow(n)(th), manners, learn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha and the One Thousand Fleas/Nice and Crabby (Episode #214H)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha and the One Thousand Fleas - Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus! Vocabulary: (E) charity, contribut(e)(ions), fundraiser, salesman, benefit (I) funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise(s)(ed).
* Nice and Crabby - Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. Vocabulary: (E) complain(t)(ed), disposition, cruel, personality, amiable (I) grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha (Episode #103H)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

* Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody-or some animal-ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? Vocabulary - (E) innocent, guilty, biased, witness(ed), evidence (I) judge, jury, trial, prove, true/truth.
* Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals? Vocabulary - (E) suspicious, accomplice, plot(ting), proof, expression (I) fishy, partner, plan(ning), positive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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