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Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman

Grade Levels: 3 - 2
Core Subject(s): Science, K - 2 Core
Website: http://pbskids.org/fetch
Next Airing: Thu, Apr 24th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD

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Part game show, part reality series, part spoof, FETCH! explores the untapped potential of the hugely popular reality television genre and proves it can be a great venue for kids to learn problem-solving skills and teamwork, while at the same time exposing them to different cultures and experiences. Featuring an animated dog, Ruff Ruffman, and a group of real kids, this series will offer young viewers some perspective on competition by reinforcing the age old adage "it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game! "

Episodes:

  • Ruff Bounces Back

    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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Apr 24th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/1/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's.... Ruffmanman!

    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?

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 25th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Shrimp A La Cart

    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruff Needs His Herring Checked

    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!

    Next Airing: Tue, Apr 29th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Lepurr Strikes

    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!

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 30th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruff's Yard Sale Makes A Racket

    Ruff realizes that he's a horrible shopper. (He just bought a sock at a yard sale for sixteen dollars, after talking the price UP from a quarter!) He also bought a broken tennis racquet at the same sale, which he plans on using in an upcoming match against his nemesis Spot Spotnick! Ruff sends Liza and Talia to the headquarters of Wilson Sporting Goods to design a new tennis racquet for him; and he gets some shopping tips from Bethany and Brian, as they head out to Brimfield Fair, the biggest flea market in the world!

    Next Airing: Wed, May 7th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/12/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat

    All of the Cat Grooming shows are competing with Ruff's ratings and he's desperate to find the mythical Helmet of Victory that will reverse his fortunes. Uncle MacRuffmantosh calls with news that he thinks he's located the Helmet on a faraway mountaintop, so Ruff plans to ride his trusty tricycle up the mountain to retrieve the prize. (Unfortunately, the tricycle doesn't work so well on mountainous slopes.) So Ruff sends Brian, Bethany and Talia to meet with a bicycle expert and physics professor. Meanwhile, in an effort to get some "grooming" into his show, he sends Liza to learn how to groom a goat.

    Next Airing: Thu, May 8th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • How to Really Train Your Dog

    Uncle MacRuffmantosh is hot on the trail of the Helmet of Victory! He's chartered a train scheduled to arrive at the helmet's hidden location-but the train is riddled with riddles... Ruff sends the six FETCHers to figure out the riddles on the train, which will unlock a mysterious briefcase. But there are others who won't stop until THEY get the briefcase... will the FETCHers be able to stop them? And will they be able to stop the TRAIN before it crashes into a river??

    Next Airing: Fri, May 9th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/14/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled!

    The lost legendary Helmet of Victory is so close Ruff can almost TASTE it! He's just learned that the Helmet is somewhere in Old Sturbridge Village, a town that time forgot. The FETCHers head off to the village, and then undergo a series of elimination trials to retrieve the Helmet. The FETCHer who finds the Helmet will be the Season IV FETCH Grand Champion! But will the Helmet of Victory really make Ruff victorious?

    Next Airing: Mon, May 12th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruff Fetches The Fetchers

    Season Five is about to start but Ruff has been so busy trying to find his long-lost parents, he's forgotten to choose his Season 5 FETCHers! In this casting special, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ruff goes about picking his contestants. Unfortunately, shortly after selecting his intrepid kids, Ruff loses them on the way to Studio G!

    Next Airing: Mon, May 19th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2010 to 11/3/2014
  • Game Show Isle

    After losing his FETCHers at the end of the Season Five premiere, Ruff discovers that they're stranded on a mysterious island-Game Show Island. To get off the island and back to Studio G, they must find the "Fabulous Four" game show relics before sundown or they will be trapped on the island forever! Ruff also learns some important clues about the mysterious disappearance of his parents.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 20th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/2010 to 11/3/2014
  • You Can't Teach An Orange Dog New Tricks

    Ruff's cousin Bluff Ruffman is about to send a gaggle of mysterious animals to the doghouse. In a panic, Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Disney's Animal Kingdom to learn how to take care for animals. As a backup plan, Ruff wants to know how to make the animals disappear, and sends Rubye to Las Vegas to learn some magic from Penn and Teller.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 21st, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:45
    Usage rights: 10/6/2010 to 11/3/2014
  • The Ol' Shell Game

    Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney's Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair...

    Next Airing: Thu, May 22nd, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2010 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruffman Manor Is Haunted

    Ruff has just learned that he's set to inherit Ruffman Manor from his ancestor Maximilian Ruffman. The only problem... Ruffman Manor is said to be HAUNTED! Ruff sends all six FETCHers out to check out the manor and find out if it's safe for him to move in.

    Next Airing: Thu, May 29th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/11/2010 to 11/3/2014
  • It's Ruff in the Ring

    Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 30th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/12/2010 to 11/3/2014
  • Arrgh - All Me Eggs Are Cracked

    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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/21/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has A Ball with Balls

    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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/30/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Dog of the Rings

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

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/20/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • Doggie Duties

    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.

    Length: 00:28:45
    Usage rights: 9/24/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing!

    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?

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/15/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Feeling Sheepish Ruff?

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

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/22/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • Finale

    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?!?

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/30/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy

    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!

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/22/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • How Not to Impress The Press

    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.

    Length: 00:28:45
    Usage rights: 9/28/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • How to Break The Ice and Also Waddle On It

    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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/29/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down

    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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/23/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • Just Toying with Ruff

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

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/28/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruff Pigs Out and Has A Whale of a Time

    Ruff's cameradog, Tank, is not the most reliable employee in the world, and Ruff is looking for his replacement. Meanwhile, Blossom informs him that pigs are actually smarter than dogs. Ruff sends Bethany and Brian out to prove Blossom wrong; and Sterling and Liza go to SeaWorld to see if Shamu could make a good replacement for Tank.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/17/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruff Rocks The (Environmentally Sustainable) House!

    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 Rüf 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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/23/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Ruff's Just Fueling Around

    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?

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/21/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • Season Four Is Canceled

    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?

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 9/11/2009 to 11/3/2014
  • The Ol' Switcheroo

    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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/29/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman

    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.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 10/27/2008 to 11/3/2014
  • The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage

    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

    Length: 00:28:45
    Usage rights: 9/16/2009 to 11/3/2014

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