Web site: http://pbskids.org/fetch
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! "
Arrgh—All Me Eggs Are Cracked #314
There's a pirate curse on Ruff's family, thanks to an ancestor named Blackmuzzle. To break it, Ruff sends Sammy and Jay to the Florida Keys to search the ocean floor for Blackmuzzle's treasure. Meanwhile, Harsha and Sam work at a grocery store and compete in a grocery-bagging showdown.
- KET2 Monday, March 3 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Friday, March 7 at 6:00 pm EDT
Feeling Sheepish, Ruff? #315
Ruff agrees to watch his sister's sheep, assuming that "sheep" means one sheep. When hundreds of them arrive, they stampede the doghouse, forcing Ruff and Blossom to barricade themselves inside the bathroom. Ruff sends two kids to learn to herd sheep and two more to Utah, where they learn about bighorn sheep and their habitat.
- KET2 Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Monday, March 10 at 6:00 pm EDT
I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down #316
Ruff is having a lot of trouble with Chet, his new mouse assistant. Chet needs training, and it would be nice if he lived somewhere other than in the Fetch 3000. So Ruff sends DJ to a dog obedience school to become an expert trainer, and Noel, Sammy, and Jay go to engineering school to learn to construct a new home for Chet—out of straw.
- KET2 Wednesday, March 5 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, March 11 at 6:00 pm EDT
Dog of the Rings #313
The Fetch 3000 is on the blink. Glen, Ruff's techie teenage nephew, says he will fix it—if Ruff does something for him in return. Glen is a live-action role player, and he was supposed to go on a LARPing adventure at Wing's Castle. But he has caught a cold and can't go, so he wants one of the kids to take his place.
- KET2 Thursday, March 6 at 6:00 pm EDT
The People vs. Grandma Ruffman #317
Grandma Ruffman is in jail, having been accused of trying to break Ruff's twin, Scruff Ruffman, out of prison. Ruff sends two kids to be on Grandma's defense team, two others to examine forensic evidence, and the others to prosecute Grandma. They try the case with help from real lawyers in a real courtroom with a real judge.
- KET2 Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, March 18 at 6:00 pm EDT
Just Toying with Ruff #318
Toy magazine names Ruff's Action-to-the-Maxion Figure "Worst Toy of the Century." Ruff is eating ice cream when a reporter asks for a comment, and the shock causes him a severe case of brain freeze. Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters and do a news piece on brain freeze, and Ruff assigns Noel and DJ to invent a new Ruff Ruffman toy.
- KET2 Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm EDT
The Ol' Switcheroo #319
Ruff has been tapped to play goalie in a celebrity hockey tournament. What's even scarier is that his opponents are inmates from Poodle Island, including his twin brother, Scruff. Terrified, he sends Harsha and DJ out to engineer a "puck stopper." Meanwhile, Ruff discovers that Scruff is actually living in his doghouse, so he gets Jay and Noel to swap houses for a day.
- KET2 Friday, March 14 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 pm EDT
Twin brother Scruff takes over, renaming the show Fetch with Scruff Ruffman, and devises a series of elimination games that take place in a variety of Ruff and Scruff's childhood haunts. Will the grand finale explain the brothers' past? And will Ruff be stuck without a grand prize once again?
- KET2 Monday, March 17 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Friday, March 21 at 6:00 pm EDT
Season Four Is Canceled #401
Ruff is 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.
- KET2 Monday, March 24 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Friday, March 28 at 6:00 pm EDT
Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing! #402
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.
- KET2 Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Monday, March 31 at 6:00 pm EDT
The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage #403
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.
- KET2 Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 1 at 6:00 pm EDT
Ruff Pigs Out and Has a Whale of a Time #404
Ruff's cameradog, Tank, is not the most reliable employee in the world, and Ruff is looks 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.
- KET2 Thursday, March 27 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, April 2 at 6:00 pm EDT
Ruff's Just Fueling Around #405
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!
- KET2 Thursday, April 3 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, April 9 at 6:00 pm EDT
Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy #406
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!
- KET2 Friday, April 4 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 pm EDT
Ruff Rocks The (Environmentally Sustainable) House! #407
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.
- KET2 Monday, April 7 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Friday, April 11 at 6:00 pm EDT
Doggie Duties #408
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.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 8 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Monday, April 14 at 6:00 pm EDT
How Not To Impress the Press #409
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.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Monday, April 21 at 6:00 pm EDT
How To Break the Ice and Also Waddle on It #410
Ruff sends Isaac to the New England Aquarium to meet up with some penguins to get some pointers. He sends Brian, Bethany, and Liza to learn the art of improvisation.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 pm EDT
Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has a Ball with Balls #411
Ruff tries to market "Ruffball," a brand new game that's supposed to sweep the nation! Unfortunately, Ruffball is interesting for only about six seconds.
- KET2 Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 6:00 pm EDT
Ruff Bounces Back #412
Ruff sends Talia and Isaac to determine which dog breed is the most intelligent. Sterling and Brian learn about wheelchair basketball.
- KET2 Friday, April 18 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 pm EDT
Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? It's... Ruffman Man! #413
Ruff puts on a mask and tights to become a superhero to defeat the mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person.
- KET2 Friday, April 25 at 6:00 pm EDT
Shrimp a la Cart #414
Ruff sends Talia out to become a deckhand on a shrimp boat, while the other kids learn how to drive racecars.
- KET2 Monday, April 28 at 6:00 pm EDT
Ruff Needs His Herring Checked #415
Ruff hears a voice telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Isaac and Liza meet with an audiologist and Sterling and Brian visit a cookie company!
- KET2 Tuesday, April 29 at 6:00 pm EDT
Laser/Candid Camera #416
The sinister, disguise-wearing criminal LePurr has been hitting up flower shops and Ruff is determined to stop her!
- KET2 Wednesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/fetch