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How Not to Impress The Press (#409Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In order to prep for his big spread in Canine Weekly Magazine, Ruff tries out a new beauty cream... and it turns him into a turkey vulture! So he sends all six FETCHers out to learn whatever they can about turkey vultures. Later they head to an ad agency to figure out how to improve the turkey vulture's image.

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Doggie Duties (#408Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff has to go... bad! He tries to get through the show without an accident, and learns from Liza and Sterling all about "dog duties." He also finds out how astronauts deal with waste in space when he sends Bethany and Isaac to NASA to learn about recycling liquids on the International Space Station.

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How to Break The Ice and Also Waddle On It (#410Z) 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.

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Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has A Ball with Balls (#411Z) 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.

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Ruff Bounces Back (#412Z) 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.

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Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy (#406Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It turns out that Ruff has two phobias: spiders and...ballet! Ruff sends Sterling and Bethany (someone else who shares his fear of spiders) out to meet an arachnologist to work in a spider lab, and gives Brian another daunting assignment-to become a ballet dancer!

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Ruff Rocks The (Environmentally Sustainable) House! (#407Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is excited about being invited to play rock music in South Carolina-that is, until he realizes that his Swedish environmentalist-rock-star-cousin Ruf Rufman was actually invited to perform instead. In order to convince R?f that he should play in the concert, Ruff sends Talia and Isaac to learn how to build a "green" doghouse. He then sends Sterling and Liza to rock n' roll band camp.

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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?

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Shrimp A La Cart (#414Z) 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.

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Ruff Needs His Herring Checked (#415Z) 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!

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Lepurr Strikes (#416Z) 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!

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Ruff's Yard Sale Makes A Racket (#417) 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!

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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.

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How to Really Train Your Dog (#419) 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??

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Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled! (#420) 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?

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Ruff Fetches The Fetchers (#501H) 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!

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Game Show Isle (#502H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

After losing his FETCHers at the end of the Season Five premiere, Ruff discovers that they're stranded on a mysterious island-Game Show Island. To get off the island and back to Studio G, they must find the "Fabulous Four" game show relics before sundown or they will be trapped on the island forever! Ruff also learns some important clues about the mysterious disappearance of his parents.

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You Can't Teach An Orange Dog New Tricks (#503H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's cousin Bluff Ruffman is about to send a gaggle of mysterious animals to the doghouse. In a panic, Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Disney's Animal Kingdom to learn how to take care for animals. As a backup plan, Ruff wants to know how to make the animals disappear, and sends Rubye to Las Vegas to learn some magic from Penn and Teller.

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The Ol' Shell Game (#504H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney's Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair...

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Ruffman Manor Is Haunted (#505H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff has just learned that he's set to inherit Ruffman Manor from his ancestor Maximilian Ruffman. The only problem... Ruffman Manor is said to be HAUNTED! Ruff sends all six FETCHers out to check out the manor and find out if it's safe for him to move in.

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It's Ruff in the Ring (#506H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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