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Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman Previous Broadcasts

You Lucky Dog (Episode #203)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 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: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 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: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 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.

Ruff's Big Break (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 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.

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 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: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 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.

You Lucky Dog (Episode #203)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 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: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 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: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 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: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 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: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 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, Nov 18, 2017 -- 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: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 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."

The Dogcathalon Finale (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 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: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 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: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 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: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 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."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 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: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 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!

Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success (Episode #114)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Send in the Clowns (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success (Episode #114)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Send in the Clowns (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 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!

Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success (Episode #114)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

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