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Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman Previous Broadcasts

Roughing It with Ruff (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.

I'm Ok, You're Okra (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Madi and Mike are challenged to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people. They visit a pediatrician and learn about how the body responds to stressful situations like going to the doctor's office. Then the kids create a data collection study that measures the pulses of people before and after playing with dogs. They try to find out whether patients feel calmer in the presence of dogs. Ruff sends another team of FETCHers to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.

Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Nina must make a healthy version of Ruff's favorite food - pizza. They meet up with a chef and learn about nutrition, including the five food groups and calories. After they perfect their recipe, they must serve it to Nina's school cafeteria, and get at least 75% of the student body to give it a thumbs-up! Meanwhile Madi and Bridget volunteer at an animal shelter, and match cats with families who want to adopt them.

The Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis (Episode #205)

PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff sends all six kids out on a mysterious island adventure to learn why cats and dogs don't get along. The kids are broken into teams of two and must solve riddles that guide them through the mystery. Challenges include using pulleys to lift a heavy boat and creating an electromagnet out of a battery, nail, and wire.

Ruff's Big Break (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Willie are challenged to learn about the human balance system. They visit an otologist and learn that the brain uses input from the eyes, muscles, and inner ear in order to stay balanced. To investigate this further, the kids perform tests to see what happens when the three inputs are missing or distorted. Then they suit up in a Ruff costume and demonstrate their newfound balance wisdom to Ruff by balancing over a pit of shaving cream! Bridget and Rosario learn how to design and build puppets and then perform a puppet show for the kids in a hospital.

The Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis (Episode #205)

PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff sends all six kids out on a mysterious island adventure to learn why cats and dogs don't get along. The kids are broken into teams of two and must solve riddles that guide them through the mystery. Challenges include using pulleys to lift a heavy boat and creating an electromagnet out of a battery, nail, and wire.

Ruff's Big Break (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Willie are challenged to learn about the human balance system. They visit an otologist and learn that the brain uses input from the eyes, muscles, and inner ear in order to stay balanced. To investigate this further, the kids perform tests to see what happens when the three inputs are missing or distorted. Then they suit up in a Ruff costume and demonstrate their newfound balance wisdom to Ruff by balancing over a pit of shaving cream! Bridget and Rosario learn how to design and build puppets and then perform a puppet show for the kids in a hospital.

You Lucky Dog (Episode #203)

PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Nina, Rosario, and Mike must build a homemade go-kart out of junk that can coast downhill, steer, and brake. An expert soap box derby car builder is on hand to teach them about the importance of gravity, friction, and drag in go-kart racing. The kids design and build their own go-kart, make adjustments, and finally compete in a race against a real Soap Box Derby car. Meanwhile, Bridget meets up with a Chinese culture expert to learn the traditions behind the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (held every year to bring luck and prosperity). In addition to boat racing, Bridget learns many of the cultural traditions behind the festival, including how to make zongzi.

Ruff's Case of Blues on the Brain (Episode #202)

PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Bridget and Mike must determine whether the old myth is true that humans use only 10% of their brains. First, they meet up with a neurologist to learn about the brain. Then they visit a neuroscientist at an MRI lab to devise an experiment that will help them figure out whether people really use more than 10% of their brains. Meanwhile, Willie and Madi must use non-verbal forms of communication to complete their challenge-making art and music with Blue Man Group.

Ruff Ruffman Breaks The Mold (Episode #201)

PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Willie are challenged to investigate the microbial world of germs and discover which places in Mike's house are the "germiest." With the help of a public health expert, the boys swab several locations in Mike's house. Then, they head off to a lab to grow the germs in culture and analyze the growth of bacteria to determine which place has the most germs. Meanwhile Nina and Madi visit a chocolate factory and learn how to make candy. The girls quickly learn that it's not as easy as it looks, and that they must work together to accomplish their challenge.

The Dogcathalon Finale (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

GRAND FINALE - After an incredible season of earning points from wild-and occasionally ridiculous-challenges, the Great Dane of All Episodes is here! In this grand finale, Ruff must award the season's grand prize--which he still hasn't come up with yet! Three elimination rounds of ultimate competition will pit Noah, Khalil, Julia, Brian, Anna, and Taylor against each other. Who will be crowned FETCH! GRAND CHAMPION?! And how will Ruff decide on a grand prize?!

Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out (Episode #119)

PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

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

The Dogcathalon Finale (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

GRAND FINALE - After an incredible season of earning points from wild-and occasionally ridiculous-challenges, the Great Dane of All Episodes is here! In this grand finale, Ruff must award the season's grand prize--which he still hasn't come up with yet! Three elimination rounds of ultimate competition will pit Noah, Khalil, Julia, Brian, Anna, and Taylor against each other. Who will be crowned FETCH! GRAND CHAMPION?! And how will Ruff decide on a grand prize?!

Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out (Episode #119)

PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

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

Scat Cat, Scat (Episode #118)

PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

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

Relaxin' with Ruff (Episode #117)

PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

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

Don't Put The Kart Before The Sea Lion (Episode #116)

PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

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

Tryin' Chef (Episode #115)

PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

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

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