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Get Set for "Et"/Duck Plays The Piano (#206) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Get Set For "ET" - While sky-writing in his jet, Duck accidentally makes a cloud DRAGON! Thinking it's a real dragon, Duck and the bugs set out to "catch" the dragon and "save" WordWorld. But how do you catch something made from clouds? Duck Plays the Piano - When Bug, Bee and Fly keep interrupting Duck's piano lesson, Duck learns that some things are worth waiting for. He also learns that when a word has lots of sounds in it, you can build it sound by sound.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 1:30pm
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Get Well Soon Soup/Mmm-Mmm-Milk! (#205) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Get Well Soon Soup - When Ant gets sick, Pig tries to take care of him by making his special Get-Well-Soon Soup. It has all the letters in the alphabet in it, so Pig can build any word that Ant needs to feel better. Pig just has to figure out what that word is! Mmm-mmm-milk! - When Ant comes over to Pig's house to eat cookies, Pig tries to get him to drink some milk. But Ant doesn't like milk! Or so he thinks...

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 1:30pm

Duck's Hiccups/A.... A.... Choo! (#204) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Duck's Hiccups - When Duck drinks down a glass of water too quickly, he gets the hiccups for the first time ever! His WordFriends try every trick in the book to help him, but which cure will work? A...a...choo! - Pig is allergic to peaches! Too bad Sheep doesn't know that! When she brings Pig a big bag of peaches to make pies, Pig starts sneezing so much that he can't even tell Sheep what he really needs is a...a...apples. Sheep tries to guess what Pig needs, imagining a silly array of a-sounding words!

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Shark's First Day of School/Shark's First Loose Tooth (#207) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Shark's First Day of School - It's the first day of school for the youngest WordFriends, but Shark is afraid to go. With the help of his good buddy Duck, and some gentle encouragement from their teacher Cat, Shark's fear turns to confidence, and by day's end he's at the head of the class. Shark's First Loose Tooth - When Shark loses his first baby tooth at a sleepover party with Duck, he's got to get to sleep fast so the tooth fairy can come and leave him a present. But there's just one problem-he can't fall asleep! With the help of his good friend Duck and the letter P, Shark finally finds just the word he needs to help him fall asleep.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Duck at Bat/You Can Never Have Too Many Oo's (#208) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Duck At Bat - Duck loses the letter B to his baseball bat just before the big game is supposed to start. He tries to build other words to hit the ball--MAT, HAT-but soon learns that you need the right letter with the right sound to build the right word...and hit a homer! You Can Never Have Too Many OO's - When the two letter O's in Monkey's roof blow away in the wind, it's up to Duck to hunt down the /oo/ sound and fix the roof before it rains. With Kangaroo's help, Duck saves the day...and learns you can never have too many "oo"s.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Best Nest/Duck's Family Reunion (#209) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Best Nest - It's Duck's turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time? Duck's Family Reunion - Because they have a similar sounding name, Duck mistakes Truck for a long-lost relative! Frog is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word 'family'.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Bed Bugs/Snug As A Bug (#210) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Bed Bugs - When the bugs accidentally break Frog's brand new bed, they scramble to put it back together and make things right. Just one problem. They can't tell the letters 'b' and 'd' apart! Can they figure out which letter is which - and rebuild Frog's bed - before Frog returns home? Snug as a Bug - Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ..." so that Bug can sleep.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born (#211) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Totally Terrific Duck - Totally Terrific Duck - Bear is going to paint everyone's picture today, and Duck wants to look "totally terrific" for his portrait. Not to worry! Frog and Sheep help him build a tie, top hat and tutu - because if you want to look totally terrific you need the letter T. A tie, top hat and tutu? Now that's one totally, totally, TOTALLY terrific looking Duck! A Star is Born - Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for all his WordFriends. Instead of singing the word "star," Duck freezes and blurts out the first thing he sees. With a little word building, Sheep and Ant solve Duck's problem, and soon a "star" is born.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Dog's Having A Party/Dog Wants to Play Ball (#212) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dog's Having a Party - Dog and Duck want to throw a house party at Dog's house. But all they have is the letter H, and they don't know what to do with it! With the help of Sheep they soon realize that H is a fabulous letter; with it they can make hotdogs, hats, hula-hoops and a great party indeed. Hurray! Dog Wants to Play Ball - Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Welcome Home, Duck/The Lost Letter L (#213) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Welcome Home, Duck - Frog, excited about Duck's return from a long vacation, makes a "Welcome Home" banner to hang over Duck's nest. Problem is, the dock connecting Frog's log to Duck's nest has broken, so Frog has to find another way across. Frog tries building a SOCK and a BLOCK to replace the dock, but it's not until he builds a ROCK that he can land on, halfway across the pond, that he's able to get across the water to duck's nest. The Lost Letter L - When Duck accidentally breaks the L off Frog's lamp, he decides not to tell Frog. Instead, he'll just fix it himself. Although Bug and Dog try to help, things spiral out of control, and soon Duck has broken a lamp, a lever and even Frog's log! Duck learns that everyone makes mistakes and admitting them sooner rather than later can make a big difference.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Bear's Bed Sled/Sh-Sh-Shark! (#214) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Bear's Bed Sled - Bear is excited about sledding on the first day of snow, but her plans change when she hurts her toe and is unable to ride her sled. It's up to her friends to come up with a solution that will let Bear stay in bed and go sledding at the same time. Sh-Sh-Shark! - Shark is misunderstood. Everyone is afraid of him and won't even give him a chance to prove he's friendly. Everyone but Duck, that is, who doesn't know that the letters s and h together make the 'sh' sound, and therefore doesn't know who Shark is. When Duck introduces his new friend "Sh-ark" to the gang, Duck learns a lesson about the /sh/ sound, while everyone else discovers that acceptance is an important part of friendship.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly (#301) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Kite Flight/Hide and Seek (#302) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Kite Flight - When Frog sails away on a big kite he built, it's up to Duck and Shark to save him. Luckily for the WordFriends, Kangaroo comes along just in time to help. Will her knowledge about the letter K rescue Frog and get them all home safely? Hide and Seek - The WordFriends play a game of Hide and Seek where they have to hide behind WordThings that end in "ake." The bugs build a RAKE, and Pig builds a CAKE. But Shark is so big that it's always hard for him to find a good hiding place. Time is running out! What "ake" word is just right for Shark to build?

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Really Red Ruby/Firefighters to the Rescue (#303) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Really Red Ruby - Frog is excited to accompany Sheep on an exciting adventure to find the Really Red Ruby - until he realizes that Sheep is only pretending to go on an adventure. Frog is disappointed until he makes his greatest discovery: playing pretend is fun! Firefighters to the Rescue - Duck and Fly want to become firefighters, just like their friend Firefighter Frog. To do that, they need to look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld, because where there's smoke, there's fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what's really smoke and what's not?

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot (#304) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. His good pal Shark accompanies him. Duck hears the letter X everywhere he goes, but why can't he find it? And why does Shark have a stomachache? Both mysteries are solved when Frog builds an X-ray to look inside Shark's stomach.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Race to the Spaceship/Sandbox Surprise (#305) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Race to the Spaceship - Frog must help Robot get to the top of WordWorld's highest mountain and build a spaceship in time to play spaceship tag. By adding one word to another, the WordFriends learn how to make a car, boat and bike go faster. Sandbox Surprise - Duck and Dog become curious about compound words when they discover the word "sandbox" is made of two words. How many words can they pull apart in WordWorld before chaos breaks loose?

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep (#102) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

There's an Ant in Every Giant - When Ant grows tired of being the smallest WordFriend in Word World, he adds a G-I to his tiny frame and changes from ANT to GIANT. However, he soon realizes that he can be Word World's biggest hero when he's just tiny Ant. Chef Sheep - When Pig gets a bowl stuck on his face, Sheep must take over his cooking show. Sheep learns to have confidence in herself and saves the day!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Rocket to the Moon/The Birds (#103) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Rocket to the Moon - When Frog needs to rescue the Little Piggies from the moon, he learns to appreciate lowercase letters. The Birds - Sheep discovers a large egg and has to take care of it until she can find Bird and return it to its rightful owner.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Mystery of the Disappearing Pie/Duck's Family Reunion (#104) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Mystery of the Disappearing Pie - When Pig's pie for Bear goes missing, it's up to Detective Sheep to follow the letter clues and solve the mystery of the disappearing pie! Duck's Family Reunion - Because they have a similar sounding name, Duck mistakes Truck for a long-lost relative! Frog is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word "family".

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Sh-Sh-Shark!/Dog Wants to Play Ball (#105) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sh-Sh-Shark!: Shark is misunderstood. Everyone is afraid of him and won't even give him a chance to prove he's friendly. Everyone but Duck, that is, who doesn't know that the letters s and h together make the 'sh' sound, and therefore doesn't know who Shark is. When Duck introduces his new friend "S-hark" to the gang, Duck learns a lesson about the /sh/ sound, while everyone else discovers that acceptance is an important part of friendship. Dog Wants to Play Ball: Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Pies, Pies, Pies!/Waterlogged (#106) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pies, Pies, Pies!: When Pig promises to make a pie for everyone in Word World, he learns a hard lesson about keeping promises. Fortunately, he also learns about the letter S and how it can make words plural. Waterlogged: Frog must stay with Pig when his Log sinks, but Frog soon wears out his welcome by being a bad houseguest. After some silly mishaps, Pig and Frog finally come to an understanding - about how important it is to see things from a friend's perspective.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Dog's Camping Adventure/V Is for Vacation (#107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dog's Camping Adventure: Pig and Frog take Dog on his first camping trip. When they lose one of the letters to their TENT, it's Dog who overcomes his fear and finds it in the dark forest...along with a monster! V is for Vacation: The weather is turning colder, and Duck is ready for his yearly vacation (migration). He's not sure, however, how to go. When Bird tells him he just needs to "find the 'V,'" Duck is off and running on what seems, at first, like a wild goose chase.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Snug As A Bug/Nightlight (#108) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Snug as a Bug: Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ..." so that Bug can sleep. Nightlight: The rest of Word World is trying to sleep, but Bear is keeping everyone awake with her all-night racket. When her friends try to get her to go to sleep, they soon realize that Bear is afraid of the dark.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Duck's First Sleepover/One Hat Fits All (#109) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Duck's First Sleepover - Duck attends his first sleep-over party but he's nervous about not sleeping in his nest for the first time. After a long night of fun games his friends calm his anxiety by building him a soft, fluffy nest. One Hat Fits All - Sheep, while practicing her magic act, loses her magicians top hat (it's quite blustery in Word World today). The hat wends all around Word World, visiting Pig, Bear and Duck, breaking into its letters each time it crashes to a halt! And whenever our heroes put it back together, the hat takes on a fresh, new form. For Pig it becomes a chef's hat; for Bear, an artist's beret; and for Duck, a silly propeller beanie! Clearly, this hat is special! Could it even be magical?

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast (#110) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dancing Dog - It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music! Pig's Big Moonlight Feast - When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup."

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Boppin' with the Bug Band/Shuffleword (#111) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Boppin' with the Bug Band - Ant is having a band showcase on his radio show and while Bug, Fly and Bee have some really good music, they need a lot of help with their lyrics. Frog teaches the Bug Band all about rhyming and they eventually give a fantastic performance. Shuffleword - When Pig and Ant get into an argument while playing Shuffleword, Pig storms off with the consonants and Ant storms off with the vowels but they soon realize that not only do they need each other's letters to make words but they also need each other to have fun!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Princess Sheep/W Drought (#112) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Princess Sheep - Bear and Sheep want to play princess, but they only have one crown. Although Sheep promises to take turns wearing the crown and being princess, she gets royally carried away playing her role. It is only after she hurts Bear's feelings that Sheep learns that a true princess isn't selfish, but kind and generous instead. Build a Word: CROWN W Drought - It's a hot summer day and all the WordFriends are using water to stay cool. But all the letter Ws start to disappear, and you can't have "water" without the letter W! Sheep leads the gang in the hunt to discover just who's causing the W drought. Build a Word: WATER

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-A-Thon (#113) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Robots to the Rescue! - When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything! Frog learns that while having a lot of stuff might seem like a good idea, too much of anything soon leads to chaos. Frog fortunately has a robot who likes to clean up! Build a Word: ROBOTS. Radio Read-a-thon - Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself. But when Frog's tongue gets tangled in knots, Duck realizes that he doesn't need to know how to read to be able to look at pictures and tell a great story. Build a Word: BOOK.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix Up (#114) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pl-Pl-Plane: Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn't always have to be planned! Mail Mix Up: Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone. Duck discovers that there sure are a lot of words that end with the sound "ail"-such as NAIL, PAIL and SAIL-and that they sure can't be used interchangeably!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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