Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman
|Grade Levels:||3 - 2|
|Core Subject(s):||Science, K - 2 Core|
|Next Airing:||Mon, Dec 9th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD|
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! "
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: Mon, Dec 9th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:45 Usage rights: 10/5/2010 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: Wed, Dec 11th, 2013 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, Dec 12th, 2013 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, Dec 13th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/12/2010 to 11/3/2014
A Whole Flock of Cheese
Chet has gone on a cheese craze, replacing everything in the doghouse (including the furniture) with cheese-inspiring Ruff to send Emmie on a cheese-themed challenge. Meanwhile, Ruff is searching for his long-lost parents and decides to employ the help of a carrier pigeon. He sends Jay and Rubye out to learn about carrier pigeons and then compete in a race against one!
Next Airing: Mon, Dec 16th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/13/2010 to 11/3/2014
How Much Frosting Can You Bear?
Grandma Ruffman takes over today's show. Her friends Fig and Tucker's person is getting married, so she calls upon Ruff and the FETCHers to help her with the wedding gifts! She sends Rubye and Jay to meet up with some experts at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to engineer a bear-proof picnic basket for the couple. Meanwhile Shreya, Emmie, Marc, and Marco bake the bride and groom's actual wedding cake!
Next Airing: Tue, Dec 17th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/14/2010 to 11/3/2014
The Legend of Ruffman's Gold
Ruff's ancestor Gus Ruffman is believed to have hidden gold in an abandoned mine somewhere in Colorado. He sends Marc, Jay, and Rubye to solve clues, find the mine, and most importantly, find the gold!
Next Airing: Tue, Dec 24th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/18/2010 to 11/3/2014
Eureka' Is Not A Brand of Dog Food
Ruff's owner is running him ragged making him fetch, so he sends Emmie and Shreya to build him a vehicle he can ride on so he doesn't have to run. He then sends Jay and Marco to invent another device that will make his life easier.
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 26th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/20/2010 to 11/3/2014
That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime
Ruff learns that he's horrible at charades. To help him figure out how to act without making a sound, he sends Emmie and Marc to meet some mimes. Then he sends Jay and Rubye to learn how to make sculptures that move called kinetic sculptures.
Next Airing: Fri, Dec 27th, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/21/2010 to 11/3/2014
Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks?
Someone has just stolen Ruff's garden gnome and he's determined to get it back! In fact, he's so obsessed that he hasn't bathed in several days and is covered in flies-prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene.
Next Airing: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/19/2010 to 11/3/2014
Look What The Dog Dug Up!
When Ruff digs up a sarcophagus in his backyard, he's convinced it's an authentic Egyptian mummy, and he's also convinced it comes with a curse. He sends the FETCHers to the Museum of Fine Arts to authenticate the artifact, and also to a carbon dating lab to verify the age of the mummy. The kids then go through Tomb, an Egypt-themed amusement park to solve the mystery of the mummy.
Next Airing: Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/25/2010 to 11/3/2014
Ruff Follows His Dream
After Ruff has a dream where he's flying with an elephant, he decides to see if he can make his dream come true! He sends Marco off to Tennessee to the Elephant Sanctuary to learn what it takes to own and care for an elephant. He then sends Marc and Rubye to learn how to indoor skydive.
Next Airing: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/26/2010 to 11/3/2014
Birds Are Handy!
Ruff's rockstar cousin Ruf Rufman wants to record songbirds on his next album. So Ruff sends Emmie and Rubye to meet with field biologists from the Teton Science Schools in Wyoming to work with songbirds in the field. He also sends Marc and Shreya to meet with a hand model due to a misunderstanding between the word "Hands" and the name "Hans."
Next Airing: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/27/2010 to 11/3/2014
Wolfing Down Some Barbeque
Ruff has a family reunion barbeque, and invites some distant relatives-wolves! He sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn all about wolves, and sends Jay and Marc to South Carolina to make some authentic southern barbeque.
Next Airing: Wed, Jan 8th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/28/2010 to 11/3/2014
Go Belugas Go!
FETCH! competes with Go Get It!, the rival cat game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water.
Next Airing: Wed, Jan 15th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 11/1/2010 to 11/3/2014
FETCH!'s rival game show Go Get It! is produced by a mysterious organization called PURRS. Ruff sends all six kids to meet with a team of private investigators and learn how to become gumshoes. Ruff and the FETCHers then try to use their sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of who is behind PURRS.
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 11/2/2010 to 11/3/2014
Long Glen Silver And The Pursuit Of The Golden Fetchie!
Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie... Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. And at Glen's request, he makes them dress up as pirates...
Next Airing: Fri, Jan 17th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 11/3/2010 to 11/3/2014
The Fetch Finale
It all comes down to this! In the Season Five FETCH! Finale, Ruff has learned that PURRS, the organization that runs Go Get It!, is an EVIL CAT ORGANIZATION! PURRS plans to brainwash the entire country with a device that makes everyone think they're cats! PURRS is also responsible for the disappearance of Ruff's parents...After learning that PURRS headquarters is hidden somewhere inside a water park, Ruff sends the FETCHers to find a way inside. Now all Ruff needs to do is stop the brainwashing device, find his parents, and crown a FETCH! Grand Champion!! All in a day's work for Ruff Ruffman!
Next Airing: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 11/4/2010 to 11/3/2014
The Debut of Smell-O-Vision
Two FETCHers track skunks and find out how to use chemistry to neutralize skunk spray while two others learn to "brave the waves" and become junior lifeguards.
Next Airing: Mon, Jan 27th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 9/3/2012 to 11/3/2014
When Home Is A House of Cards
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.
Next Airing: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 9/3/2012 to 11/3/2014
Just Call Him Spot
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.
Next Airing: Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 9/3/2012 to 11/3/2014
Mr. Ruffman Goes to Washington
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!
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 30th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on KUED-HD Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 9/3/2012 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
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?
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/15/2009 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.
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/13/2009 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: 00:28:46 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
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??
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/14/2009 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?
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/5/2009 to 11/3/2014
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!
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/8/2009 to 11/3/2014
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.
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/1/2009 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!
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/4/2010 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!
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/7/2009 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!
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/12/2009 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.
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/6/2009 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.
Length: 00:28:46 Usage rights: 10/6/2010 to 11/3/2014