Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman
Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, this series features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal animated host - a dog named Ruff Ruffman. It mixes live-action with animation, and breaks the mold with its educational and comical take on America's newest television genre. Targeting six- to ten-year-olds, the series is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of surprises.
Ruff Needs His Herring Checked (#415) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff has finally lost it! He's hearing a voice that no one else can hear. Even stranger, the voice is telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Ruff's sanity is at stake as he sends Isaac and Liza to meet with an audiologist to find out everything they can about hearing. And just in case the voice is right about the cookies, he sends Sterling and Brian to a cookie company!
Shrimp A La Cart (#414) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff thinks his "Crustationery" is a great idea. Customers will write letters on crustaceans, which will then be delivered across the Atlantic Ocean by racecar. The service will be a huge success... if you don't mind writing letters on crabs, shrimp, and lobsters. To kick-off his new business venture, Ruff sends Talia out to become a deckhand on a shrimp boat, while Bethany, Brian and Isaac learn how to drive racecars.
- KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 10:30am
Lepurr Strikes (#416) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A crime wave has hit the city! The sinister, disguise-wearing criminal LePurr has been hitting up flower shops, and Ruff is determined to stop her! Ruff gets Brian to patrol a local flower shop, and he also sends Isaac out in disguise to try to trick Brian. He then sends Talia and Sterling to learn about laser light and optics, which they will use to dismantle the security system in LePurr's hideout!
How to Break The Ice and Also Waddle On It (#410) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff is getting ready to attend the annual convention for ARGSHAABPO, the Animal Reality Game Show Host and Aquatic Bird Performer Organization. Unfortunately, the convention will be attended by penguins, and Ruff just can't seem to relate to them. So he sends Isaac to the New England Aquarium to meet up with some penguins to get some pointers; and he sends Brian, Bethany, and Liza to learn the art of improvisation.
- KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 10:30am
Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has A Ball with Balls (#411) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff is trying to market "Ruffball," a brand new game that's supposed to sweep the nation! Unfortunately, Ruffball is interesting for only about six seconds. Ruff sends Talia and Liza to meet with a physics teacher to learn how to make Ruffball a little more exciting; and he sends Sterling to a stadium to learn how to broadcast a baseball game on the radio.
Ruff Bounces Back (#412) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff is under a lot of pressure. To his dismay, he's recently heard that schnauzers are the most intelligent breed of dogs. Meanwhile Chet has shredded his final term paper for obedience school. So Ruff decides to send Talia and Isaac to determine which dog breed is the most intelligent. He sends Sterling and Brian to learn about pressure, specifically air pressure, as they play wheelchair basketball.
Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's.... Ruffmanman! (#413Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff's nephew Glen has learned that a mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person, is trying to harness the electromagnetic spectrum for evil. He forces Ruff into a mask and tights to become television's newest superhero... Ruffman Man! Will Ruff and his SuperFETCHers be able to stop Gamma Ray Person from destroying the world? And will Ruff be able to keep his tights from falling down?
Ruff's Yard Sale Makes A Racket (#417Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Ruff realizes that he's a horrible shopper. (He just bought a sock at a yard sale for sixteen dollars, after talking the price UP from a quarter!) He also bought a broken tennis racquet at the same sale, which he plans on using in an upcoming match against his nemesis Spot Spotnick! Ruff sends Liza and Talia to the headquarters of Wilson Sporting Goods to design a new tennis racquet for him; and he gets some shopping tips from Bethany and Brian, as they head out to Brimfield Fair, the biggest flea market in the world!
- KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 10:00pm email reminder
- KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 4:00am email reminder
- KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
- KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
- KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 10:00pm email reminder
- KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 4:00am email reminder
- KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat (#418) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
All of the Cat Grooming shows are competing with Ruff's ratings and he's desperate to find the mythical Helmet of Victory that will reverse his fortunes. Uncle MacRuffmantosh calls with news that he thinks he's located the Helmet on a faraway mountaintop, so Ruff plans to ride his trusty tricycle up the mountain to retrieve the prize. (Unfortunately, the tricycle doesn't work so well on mountainous slopes.) So Ruff sends Brian, Bethany and Talia to meet with a bicycle expert and physics professor. Meanwhile, in an effort to get some "grooming" into his show, he sends Liza to learn how to groom a goat.
- KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 10:00pm email reminder
- KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 4:00am email reminder
- KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
- KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
- KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 10:00pm email reminder
- KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 4:00am email reminder
How to Really Train Your Dog (#419Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Uncle MacRuffmantosh is hot on the trail of the Helmet of Victory! He's chartered a train scheduled to arrive at the helmet's hidden location-but the train is riddled with riddles... Ruff sends the six FETCHers to figure out the riddles on the train, which will unlock a mysterious briefcase. But there are others who won't stop until THEY get the briefcase... will the FETCHers be able to stop them? And will they be able to stop the TRAIN before it crashes into a river??
Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled! (#420Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The lost legendary Helmet of Victory is so close Ruff can almost TASTE it! He's just learned that the Helmet is somewhere in Old Sturbridge Village, a town that time forgot. The FETCHers head off to the village, and then undergo a series of elimination trials to retrieve the Helmet. The FETCHer who finds the Helmet will be the Season IV FETCH Grand Champion! But will the Helmet of Victory really make Ruff victorious?
Ruff Fetches The Fetchers (#501) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Season Five is about to start but Ruff has been so busy trying to find his long-lost parents, he's forgotten to choose his Season 5 FETCHers! In this casting special, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ruff goes about picking his contestants. Unfortunately, shortly after selecting his intrepid kids, Ruff loses them on the way to Studio G!