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That Doesn't Float My Boat (#112) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Trying to relieve a bad case of "Game Show Host Block," Ruff has fallen asleep and left the water in the bathtub running! The flooded doghouse is filled with floating junk, giving him the perfect idea for today's challenge: Khalil, Anna, and Julia, must design a boat out of materials they find at the dump. Their boat has to float; it has to be stable and steer-able; and it has to be propelled by something other than oars.

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It's Raining Cats and Dogs (#111) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff, in an artistic mood, is working on putting the finishing touches on his latest masterpiece when he hears the loud crashing of thunder outside his doghouse. Having just heard the weather announcer on W-O-O-F predict clear skies, a confused Ruff is determined to figure out what's going on. He sends Taylor out to learn how to forecast the weather. And Noah, Khalil and Brian must brave the elements to make some art of their own as they join the city's mural crew in planning and painting a mural for a local pizzeria.

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Send in the Clowns (#113) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff plans on getting back at the Great Spotinsky, the now famous circus dog responsible for cheating Ruff out of his dream job. Ruff sends Brian out to the big top to get some circus pointers, and another team sets out to design a water balloon launcher: the Ultimate Weapon of Revenge!

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Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success (#114) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Grandma Ruffman wants Ruff to sell a few hundred thousand copies of her cookbook on his show, but she thinks her grandson needs to be much funnier to garner the ratings he'll need to move product. So Ruff sends Taylor, Noah, and Brian out to cook Grandma's recipes...on a farm, and Grandma sends Khalil out to learn how to tell jokes from a professional comedian.

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Tryin' Chef (#115) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Ruff's owner brings home a "doggy bag" consisting of one measly dinner roll, Ruff decides that his evening meal needs to get "kicked up a notch". He challenges his cast to use creativity, cunning, and capability in this Iron Chef spoof!

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The Mystery of the Missing Thing in the Haunted Castle (#109) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff tells the kids about the legend of his great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Ruffael Ruffmanowitz who lived in spooky Hammond Castle with the famed inventor John Hayes Hammond. Ruff sends the whole team out to Hammond Castle to retrieve Ruffmanowitz's lost invention. Oh, and by the way, did anyone mention the castle is haunted by ghost cats?

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This Old....Lemonade Stand (#110) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In a slight lapse of fiscal judgment, Ruff decides to buy the Apple-Peeler 2.0, reducing the show's budget to 13#. He decides to recruit the FETCHers to earn some quick cash by building their own lemonade stand with the help of master carpenter Norm Abram.

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Don't Put The Kart Before The Sea Lion (#116) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is learning how to drive using his new Driver Simulation Program for Dogs. Problems ensue as he veers off the course and into a sea lion tank, but this vehicular disaster provides Ruff with two great ideas for today's show: Julia becomes the pit crew chief for a professional junior go karter, and Taylor trains sea lions at the New England Aquarium!

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Relaxin' with Ruff (#117) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff decides to turn over a new leaf - the stress of running a TV show will no longer get to him - no siree. He sends the Fetchers to a spa to learn about yoga and how to get their heart rates down. Then it's on to an amusement park to get their pulses racing and scientifically measure their "fear factor".

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Scat Cat, Scat (#118) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

There's been a break-in! While Ruff was away at a Canine-Television-Entertainment-Convention, someone broke into his doghouse and stole his new kneeboard. He sends Noah out to learn the ins and outs of kneeboarding, while another team of FETCHers learns how to track all types of wild animals.

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Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out (#119) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's communication satellite is on the blink, in desperate need of repair. He'd fix it himself, but he can't fit into the old spacesuit from his doggie cosmonaut days. This is where Taylor, Brian, Khalil, Anna, Julia, and Noah come in: Ruff sends them all to Space Camp for astronaut training!

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Season Four Is Canceled (#401Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The first episode of Season 4 is an all-animated adventure! Ruff has just received some terrible news... he's been FIRED by the new Australian owner of the TV network, Harriet Hackensack (who just happens to hate dogs!) So Ruff embarks on an epic journey (in a cooking oil-powered aquatic doghouse shaped like a chicken) to get his job back! Along the way he enlists the help of his family and friends, including Uncle MacRuffmantosh, his brother Scruff, Grandma Ruffman, the dread ghost pirate Black Muzzle, nephew Glen, and, of course, his trusty Studio G sidekicks, Blossom and Chet. But can he complete his mission in time?

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Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing! (#402) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is determined to find the lost Helmet of Victory-an old Ruffman family heirloom that is said to bestow success upon its wearer-and Ruff needs success for his show. Unfortunately, Ruff's owner has set up a new picket fence to keep him yard-bound. He sends Liza and Isaac to learn how to pole vault over the fence, and sends Bethany and Talia out to learn everything they can about fencing. But does Ruff mean fencing or FENCING?

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The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage (#403) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In order to be a huge success, all Ruff's new "Ruff Meal" needs is a good jingle and about 50 pounds less packaging. He deploys Talia, Isaac, and Liza to work with a chef to come up with a healthier, more sustainable lunch. He then sends Bethany to meet with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to master "Stars and Stripes Forever" for his jingle

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Ruff Pigs Out and Has A Whale of a Time (#404) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's cameradog, Tank, is not the most reliable employee in the world, and Ruff is looking for his replacement. Meanwhile, Blossom informs him that pigs are actually smarter than dogs. Ruff sends Bethany and Brian out to prove Blossom wrong; and Sterling and Liza go to SeaWorld to see if Shamu could make a good replacement for Tank.

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Ruff's Just Fueling Around (#405Z) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Blossom has organized her own FETCH challenge: Two teams of FETCHers will compete in a 50-mile race, and the team that emits the least amount of CO2 wins. Unfortunately, neither Ruff nor Blossom can enjoy the race because they're handcuffed to each other for the entire episode! But will they be bound (just like Carbon and Oxygen) forever?

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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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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 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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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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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 (#418Z) 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 (#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??

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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?

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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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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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

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