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PBS Kids: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Channels 54.4 •  25.3 | XFINITY 192

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#111] Derek The Deinonychus/Don's Dragonfly Derek the Deinonychus - Buddy, Tiny and Mom visit a family of Deinonychus, dinosaurs with large, sharp toe-claws. They meet a kid named Derek who uses his toe-claws to not only hunt with but to carve great art! Don's Dragonfly - Don makes a new friend with red feet, a dragonfly named Howard. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#223] Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm/Fireflies and Fireworks Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm - Daniel heads to the Neighborhood Farm where Chrissie is riding a horse. When Chrissie encourages Daniel to take a turn, Daniel is nervous about riding a horse for the very first time. He soon learns that having a friendly hand to hold can help you face your fears! Fireflies and Fireworks - Daniel and his family are enjoying a picnic in the backyard when they get some unexpected visitors - fireflies! Margaret gets scared, but big brother Daniel is there to hold her hand during this new experience. Later, there is a fireworks show and it's Daniel who needs a helping hand for this new experience. Strategy: When something is new, holding a hand can help you. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#221] Looking for Snowball/Daniel's Neighbors Help Looking for Snowball - Oh no! Snowball, the class pet, has gone missing! As all the neighbors band together to search for Snowball, Daniel realizes how good it feels to be part of a neighborhood. But will they find Snowball? Daniel's Neighbors Help - Achoo! The Tiger Family is under the weather! Daniel is sent home from school because he doesn't feel well, and Mom Tiger is couch-bound! Lucky for them, their neighbors are at the ready to bring them soup, books and encouragement to help them feel better. Strategy: A neighbor is here to help! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#116] The Greatest Treasure of All/Crabulous After the kids hunt for treasure and compare what they've found, Flo explains that she knows the location of a wonderful treasure that came from above the surface. Since the kids want to find it, Flo sets them out on a mysterious journey and if they follow her directions, the treasure will be waiting for them. / Bubbles, feeling self-conscious about a healing blemish on her face, meets Myshell, a friendly, outgoing decorator crab who has covered her shell with all kinds of shells, coral and sponges. Myshell teaches Bubbles how to feel good about herself from the inside out. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:00 am
    Nature Cat [#133] The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald! Tonight Ronald challenges Nature Cat and his friends to compete in the Glow Games! The first team to find three bioluminescent creatures wins the game as well as the Golden Glow Trophy! Nature Cat and his pals are ready to compete; they are not scared of Ronald! But they have one question first, what is bioluminescence? Have a Grape Day - Man-oh-man-oh-man! It's Grape Day! Hooray! Led by Squeeks, the gang is on their way to the grape patch because today the grapes will finally be ripe and ready to eat! Squeeks cannot wait for grape tacos, grape fricassee, grape suzette, grape flambe! But all their excitement comes screeching to a halt when the gang sees the sight before them: the whole grape patch has been overtaken by weeds, everywhere! How could this have happened? Ronald!?!?! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 2:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#135] Space Race/Jet's Time Machine Jet, Sydney, Sean, and Sunspot join Celery as she competes against her brother, Uncle Zucchini, in an "Earthie-style race with a winner"! The race is tight until Celery uses the kids' proposed secret "strategy" - a "gravity assist" off of Jupiter, to increase their saucer speed, and win! / Jet uses his Bortronian skills to test his first experimental Time Machine so he and his Earthie friends can go back to an exact time - 3 minutes earlier - in order to see a spectacular moment in a meteor shower that they missed. A mistake happens the first time, so he keeps trying to go back in time to fix the first mistake, but more mistakes keep happening and snowball into hilarity. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Cyberchase [#1105] A Reboot Eve to Remember It's that time of the year again: Reboot Day - when all of cyberspace celebrates a fresh start and all the bots make Reboot resolutions! It's Delete's favorite holiday, but Hacker is having none of it; he's in a foul mood because he's low on energy. Fortunately for him, the little windy town of Bottowa has a powerful energy source that'll put new pep in his step. Unfortunately for the Bottowans, this power source is what raises the big ball at the stroke of midnight on Reboot Eve (like dropping the big ball in Times Square, but in reverse), and their celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker steals the energy source, Delete is so upset that he decides to stay behind and join forces with the CyberSquad, who have come to help the poor little town from Virtual World-wide humiliation. To do this, they'll try to harness the natural power of the wind and build a giant windmill. But will they be able to finish it all by the stroke of midnight? And will Delete decide to stay in Bottawa forever? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 am
    Cyberchase [#1102] Creech's Creature Quandary Creech invites her good friends the CyberSquad to Tikiville to show off the amazing new bike path that has everyone driving their fantastic new bikes and trikes rather than cars. Everyone is having fun - even Hacker is joyriding on his bike (and if that isn't suspicious, Jackie doesn't know what is). Inez, who cares deeply for animals, soon realizes the bike path has divided the habitats of many of Tikiville's cute, cuddly creatures. Creature families have been split up, and the busy bike path is preventing animals from reaching their food and water sources. Inez feels the bike path should be shut down, but Creech doesn't want to take away the benefits the path has created for her community. The disagreement drives a wedge between the two good friends. Will they find a compromise? Will a map of the area help Inez and her friends reunite the cute critters to their families and homes? And what is that sneaky Hacker up to?! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Cyberchase [#1103] A Murky Mystery In Mermaidos Digit is going on his annual visit to Mermaidos, an underwater cybersite filled with merfolk, to visit one of his best friends in the whole cyber-world-Eugene. The two of them are great buddies who love to play underwater games, frolic with fish, and do other wacky water things in this idyllic underwater paradise. When Digit arrives, something is wrong. Mermaidos is murky and warm and the fish are leaving in droves. Digit feels terrible for his pal Eugene and promises to do what he can to make things right. It turns out Hacker has put a plan in motion to turn Mermaidos into his own personal hot tub! He is making the water hotter and hotter, raising the temperature to a hot 100 cyber-degrees- a temperature that would make Mermaidos uninhabitable for the Mermaidians and force them to move out. It is up to Digit and the CyberSquad to stop Hacker's plan, reverse the thermal pollution and help save Eugene's home. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Cyberchase [#1104] Plantasaurus! It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Arthur [#1401] The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report * The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
    * The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Arthur [#130] Arthur's First Sleepover/Arthur's New Year's Eve This animated series is based on Marc Brown's best-selling books about Arthur Read, an eight-year-old aardvark, his sister D.W., and their family and friends. In "Arthur's First Sleepover," the boys feel a bit uneasy being outside in the dark, due to the recent reports of UFO sightings. Arthur has a hard time staying up to find out what really happens at midnight, on "Arthur's New Year's Eve." duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman [#216] How to Get Dogs and Doggerel In Better Shape Madi, Mike, and Willie must learn about getting fit from a fitness expert who demonstrates the three components of exercise: aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility. Then they head outdoors to design a workout for their families using simple objects from around the house. Nina learns the art of writing poetry and then must compete in a poetry slam competition! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cyberchase [#1103] A Murky Mystery In Mermaidos Digit is going on his annual visit to Mermaidos, an underwater cybersite filled with merfolk, to visit one of his best friends in the whole cyber-world-Eugene. The two of them are great buddies who love to play underwater games, frolic with fish, and do other wacky water things in this idyllic underwater paradise. When Digit arrives, something is wrong. Mermaidos is murky and warm and the fish are leaving in droves. Digit feels terrible for his pal Eugene and promises to do what he can to make things right. It turns out Hacker has put a plan in motion to turn Mermaidos into his own personal hot tub! He is making the water hotter and hotter, raising the temperature to a hot 100 cyber-degrees- a temperature that would make Mermaidos uninhabitable for the Mermaidians and force them to move out. It is up to Digit and the CyberSquad to stop Hacker's plan, reverse the thermal pollution and help save Eugene's home. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Cyberchase [#1104] Plantasaurus! It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    WordGirl [#803] Pineapple of My Eye/Big Baby Pineapple of My Eye - It's the 129th Annual Botsford Family BBQ, and tradition decrees that any Botsford 10-years-of-age must prepare a bowl of pineapple pistachio coleslaw in order to earn their apron. That means this year, it's Becky's turn to prepare this (very elaborate) coleslaw. It's an important rite of passage, and Becky is struggling to get the recipe just right. To make it even worse, Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy is on a mission to rid the city of pineapples, the main ingredient in Becky's coleslaw. Can WordGirl stop him in time, or will she end the day apron-less? Vocabulary Words: Eureka, Eradicate. Big Baby - Pretty Princess has released a limited edition Magic Sparkle Wand, and Becky Botsford really, really, really wants it. Mrs. Botsford tells her that if she wants the wand, she has to earn the money for it, so Becky gets a job plant sitting for her neighbor. The job seems easy enough, until Mr. Big begins his latest mind control scheme, which involves a ray that can turn anything - person, dog or beluga whale - into an adorable, baby version of itself. It's WordGirl to the rescue! But will Mr. Big cause Becky to neglect her plant-sitting duties and miss out on that Pretty Princess Wand? Vocabulary Words: Hire, Hydrate/Dehydrate. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Arthur [#1401] The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report * The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
    * The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Arthur [#1307] Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble/The Secret Guardians * Portrait of Artist As Young Tibble - The Tibble Twins set out on new business venture - selling their pre-school art masterpieces to earn enough money to buy the coveted Krummy Kreepy Kastle. As their business takes off, so does their own appreciation for their art. Is the Krummy Kreepy Kastle really worth giving up their masterpieces? < br>* The Secret Guardians - When Arthur, Binky and Sue Ellen stumble upon a beautiful and private woodland oasis right by their homes, they vow to tell no one and keep it as their secret spot. Before long, however, they start to find evidence of human habitation.Have they discovered an ancient civilization? Or has someone known about this special secret place all along? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#133H] The Bermuda Triangle Problem/The Breeze in the Branches The Bermuda Triangle Problem - Bermuda. While on their beach vacation, Peg, Cat and the Pig tumble through a portal to a bizarre triangular universe
    The Breeze in the Branches - Idyllic glade. The Toad brings Peg and Cat to the forest where he grew up and introduces him to his old friends, and his old patterns.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#112H] You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats * You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance!
    * Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Super Why! [#137] The Three Feathers All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook. Educational Objectives: To learn about the power of positive thinking, practice the alphabet and spelling skills, identify the letters U, N, L, O, C, K and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#222] Food for Thought/Friends 4ever FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Clifford and his friends are influenced by advertisements for a new dog food. FRIENDS 4EVER: When T-Bone learns his old best buddy Burger is coming for a visit, he tells Clifford and Cleo about the time when he was a puppy, and thought he'd never be able to have another friend as good Burger. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1304H] Be Good to Your Friends Sidney Sings / Diesel and the Ducklings Sidney Sings Sidney is a very helpful diesel engine, but he's also very forgetful. One day Sir Topham Hatt gives him a very special job of picking up Percy's new wheels. Sidney is worried that he might forget what to do, so Thomas suggests he make up a song to help him remember. Sidney takes off, happily singing a song, but when he stops to talk to Gordon, he gets distracted. Forgetting his assignment, he travels to the Waste Dump, the Animal Park, and then Knapford Station, where he rescues passengers trying to reach Brendam Docks. Although he takes a slight detour, in the end, he completes two very special jobs: he delivers Percy's wheels and takes the stranded passengers to their destination on time! Learning Goals: problem-solving, creative thinking, following directions, friendship, compassion Diesel and the Ducklings Diesel always likes to appear rough and tough in front of the other engines. But when Thomas unexpectedly finds Diesel lovingly fussing over some baby ducklings, he threatens to tell everyone that Diesel is a softie. Diesel is horrified and promises to be nice to everyone in exchange for Thomas not telling them about the ducklings. All the engines are pleasantly surprised when Diesel starts being polite and friendly, but wonder if Diesel will be able to change his ways for good. Learning Goals: expressing feelings, recognizing the feelings of others, caring for others, being kind. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#809H] Special Times Surprise Surprise - It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and Thomas is excited because that means it is party time! However Thomas' friends need help. Percy has a cracked coupling rod, Edward's pistons are popping and Stanley has a faulty firebox. Thomas brings them all to the Steam Works to be fixed. Victor is so busy that he won't be able to fix all the engines in time for the party, so Thomas decides to bring the party to the Steam Works but doesn't tell Victor. Thomas asks Rocky to deliver the Christmas tree but Rocky drops it in front of Kevin and causes chaos. Thomas realizes he should have told Victor about the party. Thomas tells Victor about the party and soon all the engines help to get ready. The star is fixed on the tree and the engines have a great party. Tree Trouble - It's the winter holidays and Dowager Hatt, declares a competition to see who can find the tallest and grandest Christmas tree on Sodor. It's the Diesels versus the Steamies as Thomas leads the chase to find the best tree. Thomas and the Diesels race to Misty Island and ask the Logging Locos where they can find the best tree. When they found the perfect trees and began the racing fast back to Sodor, the trees fall off their flatbeds. and are destroyed. The engines go back to the Diesel Works without their trees and Thomas tells Dowager Hatt the news. Thomas decides to go back to Misty Island, chooses a perfect tree and gives it to the Diesels for their Diesel Works. The tree is decorated and looks perfect. Everyone hoots and toots with joy! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Caillou [#307] Caillou The Musician Caillou Plays the Drums - Clementine's big brother Billy has a new drum set and is having lots of fun playing as loud as he can. He won't let Clementine and Caillou play his drums though, because he says they're not grown up enough. The two friends set out to prove him wrong, and once they put on their 'grownup costumes' he finally relents and lets them play. Caillou pretends he's a rock and roll drummer playing a big drum solo! Caillou's Marching Band - Caillou and his friends are very excited when a real marching band goes by the playschool. They decide they want to be in a marching band too. The kids find some makeshift instruments in the classroom, and Emma makes them matching band hats. After a shaky start, Caillou leads the others by beating on his drum and they march around the schoolyard like a real marching band. Caillou Sings - The playschool is having a talent show and Caillou wants to sing a song, but Clementine beats him to the punch, picking the exact song he wanted to sing. When it turns out she's having trouble remembering all the words, Caillou suggests they work together and the resulting song-and-dance routine is the hit of the show! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Sid the Science Kid [#124] The Tree House Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Bob the Builder [#905] On The Job! Workshop Makeover: It's Curtis' birthday and Bob and the team has a surprise for him. While Leo takes Curtis out for a birthday meal, Bob and the team look after his garage and give the workshop a makeover. When distractions occur at the garage, Bob needs more time. Leo stalls while, back at the garage, Scoop's unfamiliarity with mechanics causes him to break the new roof. Bob and the team work quickly to fix the problem and an anxious Curtis finally returns to the garage, delighted with the birthday surprise! Learning Goals: To understand the value in making old things better. To understand that tools and machines make work easier. To recognize the value of working together to achieve a goal. To express kindness and friendship. Muck on Ice: Bob and the team are building Spring City's new ice rink. With nowhere else to play ice hockey, the Rockets plead Bob to finish the job quickly. Muck wants to play ice hockey, too, and inspires the other machines to join in. Bob and Wendy return to the site and find that they knocked down all of the barriers. As per Muck's suggestion, the team slides the panels across the ice for speedy delivery. The Rockets arrive just as the job is completed and Muck and the other machines are happy to watch the Rockets' ice hockey game. Learning Goals: To explore the properties of water as ice. To appreciate the consequences of one's actions. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    WordWorld [#105] Sh-Sh-Shark!/Dog Wants to Play Ball 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. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Super Why! [#137] The Three Feathers All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook. Educational Objectives: To learn about the power of positive thinking, practice the alphabet and spelling skills, identify the letters U, N, L, O, C, K and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Sesame Street [#4719] House of Worm Abby helps Frankie the worm build a place that feels like home. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4714] Painting with Cookie Monster Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#226] Dinosaur Train Submarine: A Sea Turtle Tale/Rocket Train Our Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge, and start to swim away. Our family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons who discover their own facts of nature - that their mother doesn't stay with them after they're born, and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles. Tiny and Buddy find out that a newer train will be riding the same tracks as the Dinosaur Train. The new train is called the Rocket Train, and its conductor is named Thurston Troodon, who was a former classmate and rival of Mr. Conductor. Thurston is very confident and boasts that the Rocket Train is newer, better, and faster than the "old Dinosaur Train." Mrs. Troodon, Thurston, and Mr. Conductor's old teacher, suggests a friendly train race. With Tiny and Buddy on board, the "old" Dinosaur Train ends up helping out Thurston and the new Rocket Train after it breaks down. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#225] Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meet Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go down deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time up near the ocean's surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat. When Mrs. Pteranodon announces that she and Mr. Pteranodon are going on a special anniversary date that night, and the Pteranodon kids will have their first babysitter ever, the kids are not very happy. The babysitter is Keira Chirostenotes, a responsible, patient teenager. Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don each take almost the whole evening to warm up to her. While Mom and Dad are on their date on the Dinosaur Night Train, Mom is relaxed, but Dad really misses the kids and can't stop thinking about them. In the end, Mom and Dad rush back to the nest to find all the kids and Keira having a great time! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#219H] Sharing at the Library/Daniel Shares with Margaret * Sharing at the Library - Daniel is at the library to check out a new book. Just as he spots the book he wants, O the Owl reaches for the same one! Who knew that sharing a book with a friend could be even more fun than reading it alone?
    * Daniel Shares with Margaret - Daniel gets a special sticker book from Grandpere, but Margaret wants to play with the stickers, too. Daniel learns that while sharing can make things more fun, there are also some things you don't have to share. Strategy: Sharing with you is fun for me, too.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#220H] Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday/Daniel's Happy Song * Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday, Prince Wednesday! Daniel heads to the castle for Prince Wednesday's birthday party, and feels happy to be with his friends, play games and eat royally yummy birthday cake.
    * Daniel's Happy Song - Daniel is so happy because his friends are coming over to play! As they play with their stuffies, Daniel teaches his friends his happy song - and they all sing along! Strategy: This is my happy song, and I could sing it all day long.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#114H] One Big Ocean: Parts 1 and 2 When Splash invites Ripple, Bubbles and Dunk on a Reeftown Rangers exploration adventure, the friends worry that Splash will find another home out there in the big ocean and move on from Reeftown. / Splash and his friends meet Scoot, a young sea turtle who is riding the currents. As Reeftown Rangers, the group wants to help the mischievous turtle on his journey and see some new places along the way! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nature Cat [#119H] The Great Grasshopper Race/Fall for Hal * The Great Grasshopper Race - Hal's grasshopper buddy Dustin Hopman will be competing today in the Great Grasshopper Race. Hal has been training him, and now there is no doubt that Dustin is ready to go! But before the race starts, Dustin inexplicably hops off into the woods. It's up to the gang to find Dustin and bring him back before the race starts. But looking for a small green bug turns out to be more easily said than done!
    * Fall For Hal - The first day of fall is Hal's favorite day of the year. It's when he always goes on his First Day of Fall Scavenger Hunt. But there is a big problem this year. Hal is sick and can't get out of bed! When it looks like Hal is in for some major disappointment today, Nature Cat comes up with a great idea: they will bring fall, and all the items on his scavenger list, to Hal!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#134] The Mindysphere/Lone Star Mindy's mom has gradually been giving Mindy permission to go a little bit farther in the neighborhood on her own, and Mindy is trying to map out exactly what her boundaries are. Sean compares her "Mindyspere" to the helisophere-the boundaries of the Sun's influence. The kids get Celery to fly them out past the heliosphere into true interstellar space. Back on Earth, they make their own Voyager 1 (out of a wagon) and take Mindy to the outermost edges of the Mindysphere! / Sydney knows a lot about Boxwood Terrace's early history, and she tells Jet stories about a local pioneer who went by the nickname "Lone Star." He got that name because he was an early astronomer who liked the hills of Boxwood Terrace for their excellent views of the night sky, and built the first Observatory on the hill that now sits at the center of the Deep Space Array. As Jet imagines Sydney's story of Lone Star, the kids turn the story into a Western-flavored musical. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Cyberchase [#1105] A Reboot Eve to Remember It's that time of the year again: Reboot Day - when all of cyberspace celebrates a fresh start and all the bots make Reboot resolutions! It's Delete's favorite holiday, but Hacker is having none of it; he's in a foul mood because he's low on energy. Fortunately for him, the little windy town of Bottowa has a powerful energy source that'll put new pep in his step. Unfortunately for the Bottowans, this power source is what raises the big ball at the stroke of midnight on Reboot Eve (like dropping the big ball in Times Square, but in reverse), and their celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker steals the energy source, Delete is so upset that he decides to stay behind and join forces with the CyberSquad, who have come to help the poor little town from Virtual World-wide humiliation. To do this, they'll try to harness the natural power of the wind and build a giant windmill. But will they be able to finish it all by the stroke of midnight? And will Delete decide to stay in Bottawa forever? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 pm
    Cyberchase [#1102] Creech's Creature Quandary Creech invites her good friends the CyberSquad to Tikiville to show off the amazing new bike path that has everyone driving their fantastic new bikes and trikes rather than cars. Everyone is having fun - even Hacker is joyriding on his bike (and if that isn't suspicious, Jackie doesn't know what is). Inez, who cares deeply for animals, soon realizes the bike path has divided the habitats of many of Tikiville's cute, cuddly creatures. Creature families have been split up, and the busy bike path is preventing animals from reaching their food and water sources. Inez feels the bike path should be shut down, but Creech doesn't want to take away the benefits the path has created for her community. The disagreement drives a wedge between the two good friends. Will they find a compromise? Will a map of the area help Inez and her friends reunite the cute critters to their families and homes? And what is that sneaky Hacker up to?! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Cyberchase [#1103] A Murky Mystery In Mermaidos Digit is going on his annual visit to Mermaidos, an underwater cybersite filled with merfolk, to visit one of his best friends in the whole cyber-world-Eugene. The two of them are great buddies who love to play underwater games, frolic with fish, and do other wacky water things in this idyllic underwater paradise. When Digit arrives, something is wrong. Mermaidos is murky and warm and the fish are leaving in droves. Digit feels terrible for his pal Eugene and promises to do what he can to make things right. It turns out Hacker has put a plan in motion to turn Mermaidos into his own personal hot tub! He is making the water hotter and hotter, raising the temperature to a hot 100 cyber-degrees- a temperature that would make Mermaidos uninhabitable for the Mermaidians and force them to move out. It is up to Digit and the CyberSquad to stop Hacker's plan, reverse the thermal pollution and help save Eugene's home. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 pm
    Cyberchase [#1104] Plantasaurus! It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Arthur [#1401] The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report * The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
    * The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 pm
    Arthur [#1307] Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble/The Secret Guardians * Portrait of Artist As Young Tibble - The Tibble Twins set out on new business venture - selling their pre-school art masterpieces to earn enough money to buy the coveted Krummy Kreepy Kastle. As their business takes off, so does their own appreciation for their art. Is the Krummy Kreepy Kastle really worth giving up their masterpieces? < br>* The Secret Guardians - When Arthur, Binky and Sue Ellen stumble upon a beautiful and private woodland oasis right by their homes, they vow to tell no one and keep it as their secret spot. Before long, however, they start to find evidence of human habitation.Have they discovered an ancient civilization? Or has someone known about this special secret place all along? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Super Why! [#137] The Three Feathers All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook. Educational Objectives: To learn about the power of positive thinking, practice the alphabet and spelling skills, identify the letters U, N, L, O, C, K and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Sesame Street [#4719] House of Worm Abby helps Frankie the worm build a place that feels like home. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4714] Painting with Cookie Monster Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#226] Dinosaur Train Submarine: A Sea Turtle Tale/Rocket Train Our Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge, and start to swim away. Our family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons who discover their own facts of nature - that their mother doesn't stay with them after they're born, and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles. Tiny and Buddy find out that a newer train will be riding the same tracks as the Dinosaur Train. The new train is called the Rocket Train, and its conductor is named Thurston Troodon, who was a former classmate and rival of Mr. Conductor. Thurston is very confident and boasts that the Rocket Train is newer, better, and faster than the "old Dinosaur Train." Mrs. Troodon, Thurston, and Mr. Conductor's old teacher, suggests a friendly train race. With Tiny and Buddy on board, the "old" Dinosaur Train ends up helping out Thurston and the new Rocket Train after it breaks down. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#225] Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meet Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go down deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time up near the ocean's surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat. When Mrs. Pteranodon announces that she and Mr. Pteranodon are going on a special anniversary date that night, and the Pteranodon kids will have their first babysitter ever, the kids are not very happy. The babysitter is Keira Chirostenotes, a responsible, patient teenager. Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don each take almost the whole evening to warm up to her. While Mom and Dad are on their date on the Dinosaur Night Train, Mom is relaxed, but Dad really misses the kids and can't stop thinking about them. In the end, Mom and Dad rush back to the nest to find all the kids and Keira having a great time! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#219H] Sharing at the Library/Daniel Shares with Margaret * Sharing at the Library - Daniel is at the library to check out a new book. Just as he spots the book he wants, O the Owl reaches for the same one! Who knew that sharing a book with a friend could be even more fun than reading it alone?
    * Daniel Shares with Margaret - Daniel gets a special sticker book from Grandpere, but Margaret wants to play with the stickers, too. Daniel learns that while sharing can make things more fun, there are also some things you don't have to share. Strategy: Sharing with you is fun for me, too.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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