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Bob the Builder Previous Broadcasts

What A Build! (Episode #906)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bentley's Bones: The Natural History Museum is receiving its first exhibit, a full sized Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, and Bob and the team are finishing off the new extension. However, Leo discovers that Mr. Bentley provided the incorrect dimensions of the doors for the new extension. The dinosaur skeleton will not fit through them! Per Lofty's suggestion, the team dismantles the skeleton. They have difficulty reassembling it, but the photo on Leo's phone acts as an adequate guide and the team is able to successfully complete the job. Learning Goals: To explore size comparisons. To explore following a plan/guide for building or rebuilding. To appreciate the consequences of one's decisions and actions. Bear's Mountain: The zoo is preparing for a bear's arrival and needs Bob and the team to finish building the new bear enclosure. Bob plans a three-tiered natural habitat that resembles a rocky mountain, but Scoop is thinking bigger. With the other machines to help him, Scoop builds the structure higher--too high--and it collapses. Bob considers Scoop's attempt and redesigns the mountain to be four levels. The crate arrives and two bears, a mother and her cub, are set to enjoy their new enclosure. Learning Goals: To explore animal habitats and animal needs. To learn about taking apologizing and taking responsibility for one's actions. To recognize the value of learning from mistakes. To understand creative problem solving.

On The Job! (Episode #905)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

A Musical Note (Episode #911)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Boogie Woogie Wonderland: Roland Sweet is opening a new game store and is seeking to publicize it outside of the shopping mall. Bob and the team are building a giant outdoor game-testing area for the occasion. Leo and Scoop are assembling the giant keyboard and the rest of the team is building the child-size dollhouse and the Snakes and Ladders board. Confident in his musical knowledge, Leo ignores the instructions and treats the keyboard as a jigsaw puzzle. The attempt is unsuccessful and Leo and Scoop must start over. Following the instructions, Leo and Scoop complete the project in time for Sylvain de Souza to dance out some fabulous tunes across the keyboard. Learning Goals: To recognize various ways to sort materials by size, color and shape and number. To learn about conflict resolution. To recognize the value in learning from mistakes. Tattie's Mash-Up: Bob and the team are building a Soft Play Cafe for Chef Tattie in an old warehouse by the docks. Leo shows off his 'mash-up' app and Chef decides that Leo should DJ for the Cafe's opening party tomorrow. Uncertain of his DJ abilities, Leo becomes distracted from the job and walks through spilled paints, trailing different colored footprints across the floor. Delighted by Leo's new 'design,' indecisive Chef Tattie decides to paint the disco room four different colors. Leo learns the dangers of multitasking and, in lieu of his DJing, Chef, Wendy, and Curtis sing at the opening party. Learning Goals: To explore creative problem solving. To learn to ask for help when needed. To learn the idea of focusing on work before play.

Machine Moves! (Episode #907)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Fitness Frenzy: Spring City is hosting a Fun Run and it's up to Bob and the team to build a brand new fitness trail. Scoop's idol, Skye Sampson, is a renowned athlete and is organizing the event. Since Scoop can't participate in the Fun Run himself, he organizes the Muscle Machine Games and accidentally breaks the fitness trail equipment. A race against the clock, the team pulls together to finish the job before the event begins. Learning Goals: To introduce fitness and healthful eating. To recognize the value of teamwork and team building. Ballroom Blitz: Ballroom Blitz, TV dance sensation, is coming to Spring City! Bob and the team are building a sprung dance floor for the occasion to appease the star dancer, Sylvain de Souza. Team Bob and the Spring City Rockets catch dance fever, but Lofty's dancing attempts only result in him damaging part of the dance floor. Despite Lofty's self-doubt, Sylvain encourages him to follow his dreams. The team rallies to repair the floor in time for the performance and Wendy takes the stage to dance with Sylvain. Learning Goals: To recognize, reproduce, and extend patterns in counting and with concrete materials. To explore light and reflection. To understand that accomplishing a task sometimes takes practice.

What A Build! (Episode #906)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bentley's Bones: The Natural History Museum is receiving its first exhibit, a full sized Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, and Bob and the team are finishing off the new extension. However, Leo discovers that Mr. Bentley provided the incorrect dimensions of the doors for the new extension. The dinosaur skeleton will not fit through them! Per Lofty's suggestion, the team dismantles the skeleton. They have difficulty reassembling it, but the photo on Leo's phone acts as an adequate guide and the team is able to successfully complete the job. Learning Goals: To explore size comparisons. To explore following a plan/guide for building or rebuilding. To appreciate the consequences of one's decisions and actions. Bear's Mountain: The zoo is preparing for a bear's arrival and needs Bob and the team to finish building the new bear enclosure. Bob plans a three-tiered natural habitat that resembles a rocky mountain, but Scoop is thinking bigger. With the other machines to help him, Scoop builds the structure higher--too high--and it collapses. Bob considers Scoop's attempt and redesigns the mountain to be four levels. The crate arrives and two bears, a mother and her cub, are set to enjoy their new enclosure. Learning Goals: To explore animal habitats and animal needs. To learn about taking apologizing and taking responsibility for one's actions. To recognize the value of learning from mistakes. To understand creative problem solving.

On The Job! (Episode #905)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Trouble at Christmas (Episode #1009)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MUCK THE ELF While erecting a Gingerbread House display at the plaza, Muck obsessively takes on the role of a Christmas elf - zipping around helping make the season special. He tries building a toy go-kart, decorating a Christmas tree, and even delivering presents. Unfortunately, his efforts don't seem to be as helpful as he intended. Muck realizes that he is most useful when he helps with things that he is good at doing and assists Bob by collecting supplies for the display. Meanwhile, Wendy and Bob exchange hand-made Christmas cards. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's talents. To appreciate the value of persistence. To understand responsibility. To learn about making meaningful contributions. A CHRISTMAS FIX A very excited Mr. Bentley gets Bob and the team to set up Fixham's big Christmas party, but he insists on hanging so many lights that they cause a power failure! Unable to use the square, Bob offers to relocate the event to his yard for a smaller, but just as enjoyable, party. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's limitations. To learn the value of flexible thinking. To learn about being resourceful. To observe properties of electrical circuitry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

All Together Now (Episode #904)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others.

Trouble at Christmas (Episode #1009)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MUCK THE ELF While erecting a Gingerbread House display at the plaza, Muck obsessively takes on the role of a Christmas elf - zipping around helping make the season special. He tries building a toy go-kart, decorating a Christmas tree, and even delivering presents. Unfortunately, his efforts don't seem to be as helpful as he intended. Muck realizes that he is most useful when he helps with things that he is good at doing and assists Bob by collecting supplies for the display. Meanwhile, Wendy and Bob exchange hand-made Christmas cards. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's talents. To appreciate the value of persistence. To understand responsibility. To learn about making meaningful contributions. A CHRISTMAS FIX A very excited Mr. Bentley gets Bob and the team to set up Fixham's big Christmas party, but he insists on hanging so many lights that they cause a power failure! Unable to use the square, Bob offers to relocate the event to his yard for a smaller, but just as enjoyable, party. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's limitations. To learn the value of flexible thinking. To learn about being resourceful. To observe properties of electrical circuitry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

All Together Now (Episode #904)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others.

We Can Build It! (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop's Big Break: Bob and the team are installing new barriers and a driveway at Fixham Town Hall to prepare for the unveiling of a Mayor Madison statue. At the site, Scoop accidentally breaks an underground water pipe and, amid the chaos, Lofty breaks the paving slabs. Bob remedies the situation by using the broken slabs anyway, making a new paving design. The team finishes the job and the statue is unveiled with an unexpected surprise. The statue is not of Mayor Madison, but of Mr. Bentley in his snorkeling outfit. Learning Goals: To explore creative problem solving. To understand that some systems are underground. To appreciate the importance of following directions. Bob the Brave: The Fixham Medieval Festival is opening tonight and Bob and the team are building a portcullis. Leo becomes distracted role-playing as Prince Fix-a-Lot and is trapped inside the castle where he hears ghostly wails. Bob and the team fit a new drawbridge and raise the portcullis. Bob bravely ventures into the castle, saves Leo, and exposes the source of the ghostly wails: Mr. Bentley warming up his vocal chords for his performance. "Queen" Madison praises Bob's heroic efforts at the festival that night, knighting him "Bob the Brave." Learning Goals: To understand how technology has changed the way people have lived and worked over time. To understand the need for safety precautions.

What A Team! (Episode #902)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Kitchen Whiz: Bob is in the kitchen preparing lunch for the team when a hungry Pilchard sneaks into his bag and hitches a ride to work. At the base of Chef Tattie's UFO-themed revolving restaurant, Bob is building the kitchen, Wendy is wiring the revolving floor, and Leo and the machines are decorating the entrance. Pilchard climbs out of Bob's bag and causes strange things to happen on the site, prompting the Machines to think it was an alien. When the restaurant starts revolving at high speed, Bob saves the day by luring Pilchard off the remote control with a sandwich. Together, the team finishes the restaurant in time and the Machines discover that the 'alien' was actually Pilchard. Learning Goals: To explore motion including up and down, circular, reverse, and forward. To understand everyone can try new things. Lofty Lets Loose: The zoo is getting a new giraffe-Lofty's favorite animal! Bob and the team are building its enclosure and viewing platform. Unfortunately, Lofty won't be able to see the giraffe--his job is to lift supplies over the fence. The work is nearly complete when the giraffe arrives. Amid the excitement, Lofty becomes so anxious that, trying to peer through the small spaces in the fence, he crashes through it! The giraffe flees, but Lofty uses his knowledge of giraffes to lure the animal back with food. The team finally finishes the enclosure just in time and Jenny names the giraffe after its biggest fan Lofty! Learning Goals: To explore animal characteristics and habitats To compare and contrast animals and machines. To recognize the natural world and the man-made world. To understand the need for patience and impulse control.

Trouble at Christmas (Episode #1009)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MUCK THE ELF While erecting a Gingerbread House display at the plaza, Muck obsessively takes on the role of a Christmas elf - zipping around helping make the season special. He tries building a toy go-kart, decorating a Christmas tree, and even delivering presents. Unfortunately, his efforts don't seem to be as helpful as he intended. Muck realizes that he is most useful when he helps with things that he is good at doing and assists Bob by collecting supplies for the display. Meanwhile, Wendy and Bob exchange hand-made Christmas cards. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's talents. To appreciate the value of persistence. To understand responsibility. To learn about making meaningful contributions. A CHRISTMAS FIX A very excited Mr. Bentley gets Bob and the team to set up Fixham's big Christmas party, but he insists on hanging so many lights that they cause a power failure! Unable to use the square, Bob offers to relocate the event to his yard for a smaller, but just as enjoyable, party. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's limitations. To learn the value of flexible thinking. To learn about being resourceful. To observe properties of electrical circuitry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Spaced (Episode #1013)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM SPACE Bob is building a radio telescope for Mei at the Observatory. Mei wants to test it by contacting her twin sister Lin on an orbiting space station. Lofty wants to make sure nothing damages the telescope, but ends up breaking it himself! Lofty offers to use his crane arm to position the telescope's dish and they are able to contact Lin. LEARNING GOALS: --To explore creative problem solving. --To understand concepts and vocabulary related to space, including telescopes, astronauts, space stations, and satellite dishes. BOB'S BADGES When Bob rewards the machines with stars for good work, Muck has the fewest. His efforts to earn more put the new restaurant's waiting area in jeopardy. The team works together to finish the job and everyone earns more stars for doing what they do best. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of doing one's best. --To appreciate teamwork. --To learn the importance of helping others.

Starting at the Bottom (Episode #1012)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

BOB'S BIG SURPRISE When a large box is delivered while Bob and the team are installing vertical steels to form the basement of Spring City's new skyscraper, Scoop promptly assumes it's the surprise present he knows Wendy plans to give Bob for his birthday. Scoop's efforts to hide the box from Bob soon cause the build to grind to halt. Scoop recognizes his mistake and returns the missing package. The team uses the missing drill that's inside to quickly finish the job. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of honesty. --To understand the consequences of making presumptions. --To understand the importance of communicating clearly. A SAFE SPACE FOR DIZZY Bob and the team are constructing a bank safe in the basement of the partially built skyscraper. Dizzy gets locked inside the safe, but she's the only one who knows the door code! To get out, she relays the code to Bob by tapping the numbers out on the safe wall. LEARNING GOALS: --To recognize the value of being aware and conscious of one's actions. --To explore creative problem solving. --To learn about codes.

Let's Go! (Episode #901)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Sky High Scoop: Bob and the team arrive at the new skyscraper site only to find that Mayor Madison wants the elevator finished by the end of the day! She wants her photo taken overlooking Spring City and Scoop decides he wants to look out over Spring City, too. He rolls into Tiny's cage, becomes frightened as the cage rises, and rolls onto the beams of the unfinished skyscraper, prompting Bob's daring rescue. The team then completes the elevator, Mayor Madison gets her photo, and Scoop admits that he'd rather keep his wheels on the ground! Learning Goals: To compare and contrast what one sees from up high to down low. To compare and contrast ways to use technology to get to the top of a building. To recognize the need for personal safety. Milkshake Mix-Up: Bob and the team are finishing the new site for the Milk Shake Bar and Scoop is inspired when he sees Chef Tattie experimenting with all kinds of ingredients. Scoop is to work on mixing concrete to complete the parking lot and decides he wants to experiment, too. While Bob and Wendy are having fun tasting milkshakes, they aren't aware that Scoop is mixing all kinds of crazy materials into the concrete in an effort to make the parking lot look fun. The next morning, Scoop enthusiastically rolls into the parking lot, only to notice that the concrete isn't dry. Now they have to start all over! Bob gives Scoop the 'proper' materials to mix into the concrete. Soon it is dry, and looks just as terrific as Chef Tattie's Milk Shake Bar. Learning Goals: To make predictions about changes in materials or objects. To observe and evaluate investigation outcomes. To appreciate the value of honesty.

Spaced (Episode #1013)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM SPACE Bob is building a radio telescope for Mei at the Observatory. Mei wants to test it by contacting her twin sister Lin on an orbiting space station. Lofty wants to make sure nothing damages the telescope, but ends up breaking it himself! Lofty offers to use his crane arm to position the telescope's dish and they are able to contact Lin. LEARNING GOALS: --To explore creative problem solving. --To understand concepts and vocabulary related to space, including telescopes, astronauts, space stations, and satellite dishes. BOB'S BADGES When Bob rewards the machines with stars for good work, Muck has the fewest. His efforts to earn more put the new restaurant's waiting area in jeopardy. The team works together to finish the job and everyone earns more stars for doing what they do best. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of doing one's best. --To appreciate teamwork. --To learn the importance of helping others.

Trouble at Christmas (Episode #1009)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MUCK THE ELF While erecting a Gingerbread House display at the plaza, Muck obsessively takes on the role of a Christmas elf - zipping around helping make the season special. He tries building a toy go-kart, decorating a Christmas tree, and even delivering presents. Unfortunately, his efforts don't seem to be as helpful as he intended. Muck realizes that he is most useful when he helps with things that he is good at doing and assists Bob by collecting supplies for the display. Meanwhile, Wendy and Bob exchange hand-made Christmas cards. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's talents. To appreciate the value of persistence. To understand responsibility. To learn about making meaningful contributions. A CHRISTMAS FIX A very excited Mr. Bentley gets Bob and the team to set up Fixham's big Christmas party, but he insists on hanging so many lights that they cause a power failure! Unable to use the square, Bob offers to relocate the event to his yard for a smaller, but just as enjoyable, party. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's limitations. To learn the value of flexible thinking. To learn about being resourceful. To observe properties of electrical circuitry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Starting at the Bottom (Episode #1012)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

BOB'S BIG SURPRISE When a large box is delivered while Bob and the team are installing vertical steels to form the basement of Spring City's new skyscraper, Scoop promptly assumes it's the surprise present he knows Wendy plans to give Bob for his birthday. Scoop's efforts to hide the box from Bob soon cause the build to grind to halt. Scoop recognizes his mistake and returns the missing package. The team uses the missing drill that's inside to quickly finish the job. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of honesty. --To understand the consequences of making presumptions. --To understand the importance of communicating clearly. A SAFE SPACE FOR DIZZY Bob and the team are constructing a bank safe in the basement of the partially built skyscraper. Dizzy gets locked inside the safe, but she's the only one who knows the door code! To get out, she relays the code to Bob by tapping the numbers out on the safe wall. LEARNING GOALS: --To recognize the value of being aware and conscious of one's actions. --To explore creative problem solving. --To learn about codes.

A Sinking Feeling (Episode #1011)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

IN TOO DEEP Bob must replace the jetties at the marina, but the ground is slippery, so Stretch has to do the digging. Scoop wants to dig too, but in trying to keep up with Stretch, he slides around and gets stuck. Scoop discovers that by spreading gravel he can grip the slippery ground and help finish the job. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn to follow directions. --To recognize one's limitations. --To explore creative problem solving. --To explore the concept of friction. MUCK THE SAFETY OFFICER Bob and the team are repairing a sinkhole on a busy road near the Flying Saucepan Restaurant. Muck wants to get a closer look but Bob gives him the role of safety officer on the other side of a safety barrier. When Bob is away, Muck sneaks a closer look and the road gives way under him. Bob tells Muck to stay still as Lofty pulls Muck back up to safety and the team is able to repair the road. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the importance of safety at work and play. --To learn to follow directions. --To explore concepts of weight and weight-bearing structures.

Wendy Lights It Up (Episode #1007)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bob's Big Challenge (Episode #1006)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MOVING HOUSE When Mayor Madison wants to save an old historic house that is dangerously close to a crumbling cliff, Bob and the team lift it onto Two-Tonne's flatbed to take it to a new site. Mr. Bentley accompanies the convoy and, being a keen bird watcher, he spots a nest of very rare eggs by the side of the road. To avoid disturbing it, Two-Tonne decides to take a different route through the city, but he misjudges the height of the bridge and the house gets stuck. Luckily Bob has a solution! He lets the air out of Two Tonne's tires so the vehicle becomes low enough to squeeze under the bridge and move to the new site. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the value of teamwork. --To learn to ask for help. --To explore height. --To recognize the importance protecting animals and their nests. --To understand that tires are filled with air. CRANE PAIN The team is at the stadium construction site installing sections of concrete onto the steelwork. Lofty is excited to be working with Tiny and wants to impress him. Lofty doesn't admit to finding the concrete difficult to lift and he drops a section in front of the access way, trapping everybody inside the stadium. With some creative problem solving and collaboration, the team completes the job in time! LEARNING GOALS: --To learn to accept help. --To understand problem solving. --To understand that machines can lift heavy objects.

Trouble at Christmas (Episode #1009)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MUCK THE ELF While erecting a Gingerbread House display at the plaza, Muck obsessively takes on the role of a Christmas elf - zipping around helping make the season special. He tries building a toy go-kart, decorating a Christmas tree, and even delivering presents. Unfortunately, his efforts don't seem to be as helpful as he intended. Muck realizes that he is most useful when he helps with things that he is good at doing and assists Bob by collecting supplies for the display. Meanwhile, Wendy and Bob exchange hand-made Christmas cards. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's talents. To appreciate the value of persistence. To understand responsibility. To learn about making meaningful contributions. A CHRISTMAS FIX A very excited Mr. Bentley gets Bob and the team to set up Fixham's big Christmas party, but he insists on hanging so many lights that they cause a power failure! Unable to use the square, Bob offers to relocate the event to his yard for a smaller, but just as enjoyable, party. LEARNING GOALS: To recognize one's limitations. To learn the value of flexible thinking. To learn about being resourceful. To observe properties of electrical circuitry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Save The Day (Episode #1010)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

PHILLIP'S IMPORTANT JOB Phillip annoys Betsy by insinuating that his work driving Mayor Madison is more important than hers. But when he breaks down en route to Anish Bose's book launch at Fixham Castle, Phillip must accept Betsy's help. Later, Phillip's quick thinking helps the Mayor to deliver the speech she'd left behind. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the importance of helping others. --To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. --To learn problem solving. --To recognize that vehicles need gas in order to run. SUPER SCOOP Bob is building an outdoor cinema in the park for the new Dash Lightning premiere. Scoop is inspired to become a superhero, dubbing himself "Super Scoop" and charges off in search of rescues. None of his rescues work and he ends up driving through the cinema screen - in need of rescuing himself! However, when Dash becomes stranded on the way to the premiere, Super Scoop goes to the rescue and personally escorts the movie star to the big event. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. --To recognize the importance of thinking before acting.

What's Hatching? (Episode #1008)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Wendy Lights It Up (Episode #1007)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bob's Big Challenge (Episode #1006)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

MOVING HOUSE When Mayor Madison wants to save an old historic house that is dangerously close to a crumbling cliff, Bob and the team lift it onto Two-Tonne's flatbed to take it to a new site. Mr. Bentley accompanies the convoy and, being a keen bird watcher, he spots a nest of very rare eggs by the side of the road. To avoid disturbing it, Two-Tonne decides to take a different route through the city, but he misjudges the height of the bridge and the house gets stuck. Luckily Bob has a solution! He lets the air out of Two Tonne's tires so the vehicle becomes low enough to squeeze under the bridge and move to the new site. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the value of teamwork. --To learn to ask for help. --To explore height. --To recognize the importance protecting animals and their nests. --To understand that tires are filled with air. CRANE PAIN The team is at the stadium construction site installing sections of concrete onto the steelwork. Lofty is excited to be working with Tiny and wants to impress him. Lofty doesn't admit to finding the concrete difficult to lift and he drops a section in front of the access way, trapping everybody inside the stadium. With some creative problem solving and collaboration, the team completes the job in time! LEARNING GOALS: --To learn to accept help. --To understand problem solving. --To understand that machines can lift heavy objects.

Watch Out Pilchard (Episode #1004)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* Tilly and Henry have asked Bob and the team to convert Fixham Castle into a spectacular wedding venue. When Scoop learns there will be a "Best Man," he volunteers to be "Best Machine. " But the job goes to his head as he tries to be the very best at everything, resulting in a disastrous wedding rehearsal. Scoop learns that he doesn't have to be the best at everything and that it is important to know your limits.
* Bob, Wendy and the team set out to build a tire shed for Curtis. When Muck shoos Pilchard out of his way, she suddenly vanishes. Leo and the machines run around looking for Pilchard, desperate to find her before Bob finds out that she's disappeared. When Muck admits that he had some part in her disappearance, they all discover that the cat had been sound asleep in his dumper the whole time.

Mind Out! (Episode #1003)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* For his college course, Leo films the team building a drive-thru at the Milkshake Bar. Scoop's desperation to be the star of Leo's film causes disruption and eventually a crash on the drive-thru lane! The drive-thru and film are ruined. Scoop learns that he must let others do their work-he stays off camera as Leo films the team fixing the drive-thru, showing everything that can happen on a build.
* Roley is excited that Bob will be playing his saxophone with the town band as soon as the park bandstand has been renovated. Meanwhile, Leo is tidying up the warehouse at Bob's yard, but is distracted when he discovers he can make music using the leftover piping and old oil drums. When Roley accidentally rolls over and flattens the band's instruments, he is so upset that he rolls away to hide. Bob comes to Roley's rescue by suggesting they follow Leo's creative idea and use bits and pieces from the yard to make new instruments. Bob's 'Junk Band' is a great success and even Mayor Madison approves!

Don't Muck It Up (Episode #1005)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* Bob and the team are working at the Zoo replacing Bella the elephant's enclosure to remind her of the wild. Muck and Scoop begin to prank each other, and Muck decides to hide inside the elephant house so he can jump out and surprise Scoop when Scoop passes by. But instead, Muck surprises poor Bella. Using ingenuity and roleplaying skills, Muck acts like an elephant and manages to calm the alarmed Bella down.
* Bob is building the jumps for Henry Corner's cross-country equestrian competition. Muck thinks the idea of jumping over things sounds like fun. Determined to find out, Muck sneaks away to build his own jump. But when he tests it out, he gets stuck. Lofty comes to the rescue, and Bob suggests using Muck's jump to finish the cross-country course.

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