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The Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis (#205) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 6:00am

Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life (#206) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 6:00am

I'm Ok, You're Okra (#207) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Roughing It with Ruff (#209) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill (#210) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (#211) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the first of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are challenged to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Still More Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (#212) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the second half of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are still trying to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina continue on their race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Yippee Tie Yie Yay, Get Along Little Doggies (#213) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff flies six FETCHers out West to work as cowhands on a real working cattle ranch. They experience the life of true cowboys and cowgirls. Activities include: learning to ride a horse, roping, western dancing and cattle herding. The kids also learn about geology and mineralogy by panning for gold.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy! (#215) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Nina and Willie must learn how to scuba dive, and then design lifting devices for sunken items at the bottom of the ocean using what they know about buoyancy. Nina also learns about facing her fears and respecting her limits in the water. Meanwhile, Bridget and Rosario are sent out to spend the day on a lobster boat and learn that catching lobsters is hard work!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

How to Get Dogs and Doggerel In Better Shape (#216) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Scruff Ruffman at Large! (#217) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Rosario, Nina and Willie are given clues to decipher a secret map through one of Colorado's oldest caves. They have to search the cave for geological objects that will help them uncover hidden objects in the cave. Madi is challenged to learn the flying trapeze.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Take Me Out to the Fashion Show (#218) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mike heads out to the ballpark to learn the science of pitching strikes. He learns about the forces and motion behind different pitches. He then learns about the biomechanics behind successful pitching and fine-tunes his own pitching technique. Just when he thinks the day is over, Ruff calls in and ups the ante-Mike must throw out the first pitch at tonight's game-in front of 5,000 baseball fans! Bridget, Madi, and Rosario meet up with a fashion designer, and learn how to design and construct high fashion-for dogs!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Csi Ruff (#219) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

All six kids are suspects when the FETCH! Grand Prize is stolen from the grounds of Dogwart's, Ruff's old obedience school. Working with forensic scientists, the kids must collect and analyze evidence in order to clear their own names and find the real culprit. In doing so, they learn about the physical characteristics that some humans share (such as shoe size, and hair color) and the characteristics that are unique to individuals (such as DNA and fingerprints). Boston Police officers and forensic scientists work with kids throughout the evidence collection process, by identifying stray hairs, lifting fingerprints found at the scene, and investigating footprints and DNA.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Grand Prizeless Grand Finale (#220) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

All six kids compete in a final competition to determine the FETCH! Grand Champion. Rounds include physical challenges, a building challenge in which the FETCHers must engineer a device that can "catch" a watermelon without breaking it, and a trivia challenge that pits the final two FETCHers against one another recalling science facts, solving word scrambles, and identifying details from previous challenges.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

When Home Is A House of Cards (#302) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends Sammy and Sam to the MSPCA to make a promotional video. Noel and Jay meet up with a famous card stacker to build a tower of cards.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Just Call Him Spot (#303) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

DJ, Jay, and Sam meet with a chemistry expert to learn how to fight stains and Ruff sends Noel to a fire academy so she can learn how to fight fires.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Mr. Ruffman Goes to Washington (#304) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends Sam to a high-level meeting with Senator Ted Kennedy. Meanwhile Noel, Sammy and DJ are challenged to design a float for Ruff's political campaign!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Mission Improbable (#305) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends the FETCHers to Washington D.C. for training to become secret agents.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

How Not to Impress A Poodle's Mother (#306) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sam, Harsha and DJ work on sand sculpture at the beach while Jay learns about hair and beauty at a salon.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

There's Food Safety and Then There's Food Safety (#307) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends Harsha, Noel and Sam to build a foolproof structure that can protect a tortilla chip and Grandma Ruffman's cake. Sammy visits Spanish Harlem in New York City.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Do-Se-Dos and Do-Se-Don'ts (#308) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sammy and DJ learn how to square dance while Harsha and Jay learn about gorillas and their habitat at the zoo.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Dogvinci Code (#309) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's Uncle MacRuffmantosh is back, and there's no time to waste - a new mystery must be solved and the FETCHers are on the case!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

What's Bugging Ruff (#310) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Noel, Sammy and Jay are dispatched to Thompson Island where they learn about insects and their habitats while Harsha learns about powwows in New Mexico.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Will They Like The Show? It's A Shoe-In! (#311) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

DJ and Sammy head to a sneaker company to design and build more functional footwear while Jay and Sam learn the art of street performing.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Socket to Me (#312) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sam and Sammy work on helping Ruff decrease his electricity consumption while Harsha and Noel get singing lessons and have to perform...LIVE!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Dog of the Rings (#313) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff decides to send all the FETCHers, dressed as Elves, Dwarves and Wizards, on a mythic Live Action Role Playing mission!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Arrgh - All Me Eggs Are Cracked (#314) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sammy and Jay go to the Florida Keys to search the ocean floor for a Ruffman family treasure and Harsha and Sam's challenge is to work at a grocery store and compete in a grocery-bagging showdown.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Feeling Sheepish Ruff? (#315) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends two FETCHers to learn to herd sheep, and two more to Utah where they learn about bighorn sheep and their habitat.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down (#316) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends DJ out to a dog obedience school to become an expert trainer while Noel, Sammy and Jay go to an engineering school to construct a new home for Chet.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman (#317) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Grandma's accused of trying to break Ruff's twin, Scruff Ruffman, out of prison! The FETCHers try the case with help from real lawyers in a real courtroom with a real judge.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Just Toying with Ruff (#318) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters and do a news piece on Brian Freeze while Noel and DJ invent a new Ruff Ruffman toy.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Ol' Switcheroo (#319) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends Harsha and DJ out to engineer a "puck stopper" that he can use as goalie in a game with Scruff's hockey team. Meanwhile, Jay and Noel trade places for a day.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Finale (#320) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's twin brother Scruff has taken over FETCH!. Scruff devises a series of elimination games that take place in a variety of Ruff and Scruff's important childhood haunts. And once again, is Ruff stuck without a Grand Prize?!?

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me
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