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Season Four Is Canceled (#401) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The first episode of Season 4 is an all-animated adventure! Ruff has just received some terrible news... he's been FIRED by the new Australian owner of the TV network, Harriet Hackensack (who just happens to hate dogs!) So Ruff embarks on an epic journey (in a cooking oil-powered aquatic doghouse shaped like a chicken) to get his job back! Along the way he enlists the help of his family and friends, including Uncle MacRuffmantosh, his brother Scruff, Grandma Ruffman, the dread ghost pirate Black Muzzle, nephew Glen, and, of course, his trusty Studio G sidekicks, Blossom and Chet. But can he complete his mission in time?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 6:00am

Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing! (#402) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is determined to find the lost Helmet of Victory-an old Ruffman family heirloom that is said to bestow success upon its wearer-and Ruff needs success for his show. Unfortunately, Ruff's owner has set up a new picket fence to keep him yard-bound. He sends Liza and Isaac to learn how to pole vault over the fence, and sends Bethany and Talia out to learn everything they can about fencing. But does Ruff mean fencing or FENCING?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage (#403) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In order to be a huge success, all Ruff's new "Ruff Meal" needs is a good jingle and about 50 pounds less packaging. He deploys Talia, Isaac, and Liza to work with a chef to come up with a healthier, more sustainable lunch. He then sends Bethany to meet with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to master "Stars and Stripes Forever" for his jingle

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff's Just Fueling Around (#405) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Blossom has organized her own FETCH challenge: Two teams of FETCHers will compete in a 50-mile race, and the team that emits the least amount of CO2 wins. Unfortunately, neither Ruff nor Blossom can enjoy the race because they're handcuffed to each other for the entire episode! But will they be bound (just like Carbon and Oxygen) forever?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy (#406) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It turns out that Ruff has two phobias: spiders and...ballet! Ruff sends Sterling and Bethany (someone else who shares his fear of spiders) out to meet an arachnologist to work in a spider lab, and gives Brian another daunting assignment-to become a ballet dancer!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff Rocks The (Environmentally Sustainable) House! (#407) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is excited about being invited to play rock music in South Carolina-that is, until he realizes that his Swedish environmentalist-rock-star-cousin Ruf Rufman was actually invited to perform instead. In order to convince Rf that he should play in the concert, Ruff sends Talia and Isaac to learn how to build a "green" doghouse. He then sends Sterling and Liza to rock n' roll band camp.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Doggie Duties (#408) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff has to go... bad! He tries to get through the show without an accident, and learns from Liza and Sterling all about "dog duties." He also finds out how astronauts deal with waste in space when he sends Bethany and Isaac to NASA to learn about recycling liquids on the International Space Station.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

How Not to Impress The Press (#409) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In order to prep for his big spread in Canine Weekly Magazine, Ruff tries out a new beauty cream... and it turns him into a turkey vulture! So he sends all six FETCHers out to learn whatever they can about turkey vultures. Later they head to an ad agency to figure out how to improve the turkey vulture's image.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

How to Break The Ice and Also Waddle On It (#410) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is getting ready to attend the annual convention for ARGSHAABPO, the Animal Reality Game Show Host and Aquatic Bird Performer Organization. Unfortunately, the convention will be attended by penguins, and Ruff just can't seem to relate to them. So he sends Isaac to the New England Aquarium to meet up with some penguins to get some pointers; and he sends Brian, Bethany, and Liza to learn the art of improvisation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has A Ball with Balls (#411) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is trying to market "Ruffball," a brand new game that's supposed to sweep the nation! Unfortunately, Ruffball is interesting for only about six seconds. Ruff sends Talia and Liza to meet with a physics teacher to learn how to make Ruffball a little more exciting; and he sends Sterling to a stadium to learn how to broadcast a baseball game on the radio.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff Bounces Back (#412) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is under a lot of pressure. To his dismay, he's recently heard that schnauzers are the most intelligent breed of dogs. Meanwhile Chet has shredded his final term paper for obedience school. So Ruff decides to send Talia and Isaac to determine which dog breed is the most intelligent. He sends Sterling and Brian to learn about pressure, specifically air pressure, as they play wheelchair basketball.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's.... Ruffmanman! (#413) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's nephew Glen has learned that a mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person, is trying to harness the electromagnetic spectrum for evil. He forces Ruff into a mask and tights to become television's newest superhero... Ruffman Man! Will Ruff and his SuperFETCHers be able to stop Gamma Ray Person from destroying the world? And will Ruff be able to keep his tights from falling down?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Shrimp A La Cart (#414) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff thinks his "Crustationery" is a great idea. Customers will write letters on crustaceans, which will then be delivered across the Atlantic Ocean by racecar. The service will be a huge success... if you don't mind writing letters on crabs, shrimp, and lobsters. To kick-off his new business venture, Ruff sends Talia out to become a deckhand on a shrimp boat, while Bethany, Brian and Isaac learn how to drive racecars.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff Needs His Herring Checked (#415) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff has finally lost it! He's hearing a voice that no one else can hear. Even stranger, the voice is telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Ruff's sanity is at stake as he sends Isaac and Liza to meet with an audiologist to find out everything they can about hearing. And just in case the voice is right about the cookies, he sends Sterling and Brian to a cookie company!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Lepurr Strikes (#416) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A crime wave has hit the city! The sinister, disguise-wearing criminal LePurr has been hitting up flower shops, and Ruff is determined to stop her! Ruff gets Brian to patrol a local flower shop, and he also sends Isaac out in disguise to try to trick Brian. He then sends Talia and Sterling to learn about laser light and optics, which they will use to dismantle the security system in LePurr's hideout!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
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