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Dog's Camping Adventure/V Is for Vacation (#107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dog's Camping Adventure: Pig and Frog take Dog on his first camping trip. When they lose one of the letters to their TENT, it's Dog who overcomes his fear and finds it in the dark forest...along with a monster! V is for Vacation: The weather is turning colder, and Duck is ready for his yearly vacation (migration). He's not sure, however, how to go. When Bird tells him he just needs to "find the 'V,'" Duck is off and running on what seems, at first, like a wild goose chase.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 -- 6:30am

Flying Ant/The Dancing Duck Bonanza (#123) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Flying Ant - WordWorld is all abuzz - today is the Insect Air Show! All the bugs in WordWorld take to the sky to show off their flying skills. All the insects, that is, except Ant, who can't fly. But Ant is a smart, industrious WordFriend, and with the help of his best pal Pig, he finds just the right word to give him the lift he needs to be the hit of the show. The Dancing Duck Bonanza - Duck encourages Shark, who is a great underwater dancer, to dance in his show. When Shark comes up on land to practice, he flops all over the stage like a...well, a fish out of water. But the show must go on! Duck must find a way to put on his show and include Shark.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Pies, Pies, Pies!/Waterlogged (#106) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pies, Pies, Pies!: When Pig promises to make a pie for everyone in Word World, he learns a hard lesson about keeping promises. Fortunately, he also learns about the letter S and how it can make words plural. Waterlogged: Frog must stay with Pig when his Log sinks, but Frog soon wears out his welcome by being a bad houseguest. After some silly mishaps, Pig and Frog finally come to an understanding - about how important it is to see things from a friend's perspective.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

The Lost Letter L/Catch That C! (#124) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Lost Letter L - When Duck accidentally breaks the L off Frog's lamp, he decides not to tell Frog. Instead, he'll just fix it himself. Although Bug and Dog try to help, things spiral out of control, and soon Duck has broken a lamp, a lever and even Frog's log! Duck learns that everyone makes mistakes and admitting them sooner rather than later can make a big difference. Catch that C! - While Pig and Ant are making cookies, their bag of letter C's gets away from them, sending the WordFriends on a wild goose chase all over WordWorld to catch that C! The bad news is that the letter C is in big demand that day. But the good news is that Pig and Ant have a lot of WordFriends who want to help them out!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Snug As A Bug/Nightlight (#108) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Snug as a Bug: Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ..." so that Bug can sleep. Nightlight: The rest of Word World is trying to sleep, but Bear is keeping everyone awake with her all-night racket. When her friends try to get her to go to sleep, they soon realize that Bear is afraid of the dark.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

Get Set for "Et"/Duck Plays The Piano (#206) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Get Set For "ET" - While sky-writing in his jet, Duck accidentally makes a cloud DRAGON! Thinking it's a real dragon, Duck and the bugs set out to "catch" the dragon and "save" WordWorld. But how do you catch something made from clouds? Duck Plays the Piano - When Bug, Bee and Fly keep interrupting Duck's piano lesson, Duck learns that some things are worth waiting for. He also learns that when a word has lots of sounds in it, you can build it sound by sound.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Kite Flight/Hide and Seek (#302) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Kite Flight - When Frog sails away on a big kite he built, it's up to Duck and Shark to save him. Luckily for the WordFriends, Kangaroo comes along just in time to help. Will her knowledge about the letter K rescue Frog and get them all home safely? Hide and Seek - The WordFriends play a game of Hide and Seek where they have to hide behind WordThings that end in "ake." The bugs build a RAKE, and Pig builds a CAKE. But Shark is so big that it's always hard for him to find a good hiding place. Time is running out! What "ake" word is just right for Shark to build?

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Welcome Home, Duck/The Lost Letter L (#213) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Welcome Home, Duck - Frog, excited about Duck's return from a long vacation, makes a "Welcome Home" banner to hang over Duck's nest. Problem is, the dock connecting Frog's log to Duck's nest has broken, so Frog has to find another way across. Frog tries building a SOCK and a BLOCK to replace the dock, but it's not until he builds a ROCK that he can land on, halfway across the pond, that he's able to get across the water to duck's nest. The Lost Letter L - When Duck accidentally breaks the L off Frog's lamp, he decides not to tell Frog. Instead, he'll just fix it himself. Although Bug and Dog try to help, things spiral out of control, and soon Duck has broken a lamp, a lever and even Frog's log! Duck learns that everyone makes mistakes and admitting them sooner rather than later can make a big difference.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly (#301) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Bed Bugs/Snug As A Bug (#210) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Bed Bugs - When the bugs accidentally break Frog's brand new bed, they scramble to put it back together and make things right. Just one problem. They can't tell the letters 'b' and 'd' apart! Can they figure out which letter is which - and rebuild Frog's bed - before Frog returns home? Snug as a Bug - Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ..." so that Bug can sleep.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Bit By Bit/Ride 'em Cowbear (#121) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Bit by Bit: It is Monkey's birthday, and a sick Frog entrusts Duck and Bug to take his present-a banana-to Monkey's birthday party for him. In their enthusiasm to get to the party, Duck and Bug accidentally break the banana into letters...and they don't know how to rebuild it! It's just too big a word. Fortunately Elephant knows a thing or two about big words, and teaches them to build the banana back, bit by bit, based on the three syllables in the word. Ride 'em CowBear: Pig, Dog and Duck are playing cowboys. Bear wants to join them, but gets frustrated when she learns she's not very good at rope tricks. Dog went let her sulk, though, and after much practice Bear is a rootin'-tootin' CowBear! And just in time-Pig and Duck have herded Cow into the mud!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Back On Track/The Rainbow Birthday Cake (#120) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Back on Track: While looking through his telescope, Frog notices that Kangaroo's mail train is headed straight for a broken track! He has to rely on BEAR and her tiny new tricycle to get him there to fix the track on time. And if the tricycle isn't tiny enough, Dog, Duck, and Ant and all his cousins climb on board to lend a hand. Will they make it in time? The Rainbow Birthday Cake: It is Frog's birthday, and Duck wants to make him a big, beautiful birthday cake frosted in the colors of the rainbow. Such a cake requires lots of cans of frosting, and Duck learns he can't just throw cans anywhere-they must be recycled. In WordWorld, recycling means using the letters in a discarded word to make other words, such as can-dle-which is just what Duck needs for Frog's cake!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Shark's First Day of School/Shark's First Loose Tooth (#207) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Shark's First Day of School - It's the first day of school for the youngest WordFriends, but Shark is afraid to go. With the help of his good buddy Duck, and some gentle encouragement from their teacher Cat, Shark's fear turns to confidence, and by day's end he's at the head of the class. Shark's First Loose Tooth - When Shark loses his first baby tooth at a sleepover party with Duck, he's got to get to sleep fast so the tooth fairy can come and leave him a present. But there's just one problem-he can't fall asleep! With the help of his good friend Duck and the letter P, Shark finally finds just the word he needs to help him fall asleep.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

A Kooky Spooky Halloween/Sheep's Halloween Costume (#126) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A Kooky Spooky Halloween - The WordFriends get their share of scares the night before Halloween, when Pig sleepwalks and everyone thinks he's a ghost! Sheep's Halloween Costume - It's Halloween - Sheep's favorite day of the year. Sheep likes nothing more than to dress up, so she always goes out of her way to make herself a special costume. But what will she do when her WordFriends need pieces of her costume for their own costumes?

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Bear's Bed Sled/Sh-Sh-Shark! (#214) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Bear's Bed Sled - Bear is excited about sledding on the first day of snow, but her plans change when she hurts her toe and is unable to ride her sled. It's up to her friends to come up with a solution that will let Bear stay in bed and go sledding at the same time. Sh-Sh-Shark! - Shark is misunderstood. Everyone is afraid of him and won't even give him a chance to prove he's friendly. Everyone but Duck, that is, who doesn't know that the letters s and h together make the 'sh' sound, and therefore doesn't know who Shark is. When Duck introduces his new friend "Sh-ark" to the gang, Duck learns a lesson about the /sh/ sound, while everyone else discovers that acceptance is an important part of friendship.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Play Ball/M Is for Map (#122) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Play Ball! - The WordFriends play an exciting game of baseball, but Robot has never played before. With some practice, and a lot of encouragement from his WordFriends, Robot learns the game and turns into a slugging machine! M is for Map - After a fun day of adventuring through the jungle, Sheep and Bear discover they are lost - and it's almost dark! In their haste to get home before sunset, the WordFriends lose the letters to their map. They have to sound out and hunt down the letters in "map" - but with Adventure Sheep leading the way, nothing is ever easy!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Really Red Ruby/Firefighters to the Rescue (#303) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Really Red Ruby - Frog is excited to accompany Sheep on an exciting adventure to find the Really Red Ruby - until he realizes that Sheep is only pretending to go on an adventure. Frog is disappointed until he makes his greatest discovery: playing pretend is fun! Firefighters to the Rescue - Duck and Fly want to become firefighters, just like their friend Firefighter Frog. To do that, they need to look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld, because where there's smoke, there's fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what's really smoke and what's not?

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Duck at Bat/You Can Never Have Too Many Oo's (#208) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Duck At Bat - Duck loses the letter B to his baseball bat just before the big game is supposed to start. He tries to build other words to hit the ball--MAT, HAT-but soon learns that you need the right letter with the right sound to build the right word...and hit a homer! You Can Never Have Too Many OO's - When the two letter O's in Monkey's roof blow away in the wind, it's up to Duck to hunt down the /oo/ sound and fix the roof before it rains. With Kangaroo's help, Duck saves the day...and learns you can never have too many "oo"s.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Dog's Having A Party/Dog Wants to Play Ball (#212) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dog's Having a Party - Dog and Duck want to throw a house party at Dog's house. But all they have is the letter H, and they don't know what to do with it! With the help of Sheep they soon realize that H is a fabulous letter; with it they can make hotdogs, hats, hula-hoops and a great party indeed. Hurray! Dog Wants to Play Ball - Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot (#304) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. His good pal Shark accompanies him. Duck hears the letter X everywhere he goes, but why can't he find it? And why does Shark have a stomachache? Both mysteries are solved when Frog builds an X-ray to look inside Shark's stomach.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born (#211) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Totally Terrific Duck - Totally Terrific Duck - Bear is going to paint everyone's picture today, and Duck wants to look "totally terrific" for his portrait. Not to worry! Frog and Sheep help him build a tie, top hat and tutu - because if you want to look totally terrific you need the letter T. A tie, top hat and tutu? Now that's one totally, totally, TOTALLY terrific looking Duck! A Star is Born - Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for all his WordFriends. Instead of singing the word "star," Duck freezes and blurts out the first thing he sees. With a little word building, Sheep and Ant solve Duck's problem, and soon a "star" is born.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Runaway O/Happy Birthday, Dog! (#101) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Runaway O - When Sheep and Bear open Cat's box of Os, one rolls away, sending them on a madcap chase to catch it before Cat wakes up. Happy Birthday, Dog! - It's Dog's birthday and all his friends are planning a surprise party. There's just one problem - they need a cake! Frog must get to the party safely without Dog finding out.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Race to the Spaceship/Sandbox Surprise (#305) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Race to the Spaceship - Frog must help Robot get to the top of WordWorld's highest mountain and build a spaceship in time to play spaceship tag. By adding one word to another, the WordFriends learn how to make a car, boat and bike go faster. Sandbox Surprise - Duck and Dog become curious about compound words when they discover the word "sandbox" is made of two words. How many words can they pull apart in WordWorld before chaos breaks loose?

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Best Nest/Duck's Family Reunion (#209) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Best Nest - It's Duck's turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time? Duck's Family Reunion - Because they have a similar sounding name, Duck mistakes Truck for a long-lost relative! Frog is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word 'family'.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
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