Web site: http://pbskids.org/martha/
An animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. Based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh, each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.
Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman #302
Everyone's too busy to play with Skits. While he's moping around the neighborhood, he meets Milo, a lonesome newcomer who just moved to Wagstaff City. The two bond, but when they tell their respective families about their new companion, no one believes they're real. Truman is afraid to try out his new sled on the town's steepest, scariest, lumpiest hill. His friends are convinced that Truman is braver than he seems. Is he?
- KET2 Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted #303
When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift.
- KET2 Friday, March 7 at 6:30 am EDT
Truman's Mad/Dog for a Day #304
When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams? TD thinks dogs have it easy - no school, no homework, no schedule - but Martha begs to differ. When the two decide to switch roles for a day, they discover that life can be surprisingly tough in someone else's shoes (or tail).
- KET2 Monday, March 10 at 6:30 am EDT
Alice Covers Up/Carolina Picks A Lily #305
Everyone is going to a pool party, including Alice until she becomes involved in a strange cover-up. Carolina adopts a new puppy, and she's so excited. It matches her purse! But when the gang points out the pup won't stay pocketbook-sized for long, she regrets her impulsive adoption. Will they be able to find a home for Lily?
- KET2 Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 am EDT
The Opera Contest/Maestro Martha #306
An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be. Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it's too late?
- KET2 Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha: Deadline Doggie/It's The Giant Pumpkin, Martha #307
When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business? With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for.
- KET2 Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 am EDT
TD's Magic/Scaredy Cat #308
TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD - he's going to put on a magic show at his party. TD wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control? To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real.
- KET2 Friday, March 14 at 6:30 am EDT
Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures #402
Struck by a falling book of 501 English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes Verb Dog! Weaselgraft and Pablum come up with a new invention - The Adverbalizer.
- KET2 Monday, March 17 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha Acts Up/Ronald Is In #309
Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint?
- KET2 Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 am EDT
Myth Me?/TD's Myth Take #310
On a rainy, boring day, the gang does what everybody does on a rainy day: act out Greek myths! And, as always, they are really better with dogs! TD isn't satisfied with any Greek myth, so he decides to write his own version. With the help of Martha and Truman, he puts on a performance that exceeds everyone's expectations.
- KET2 Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 am EDT
The Dog Did It/Martha Out West #311
Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet? The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their version, featuring with pioneers, outlaws, and... strawberry milkshakes?
- KET2 Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 am EDT
Return Of The Bookbots: The Case Of The Missing Words, Part One & Two #405
Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. The Announcer has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives.
- KET2 Friday, March 21 at 6:30 am EDT
Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper #312
Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Helen wishes she could be a kid detective just like her favorite book character, Curious Crystal. When Helen and Martha find a business card for "The Whistler" with "You've been warned" written on the back, they think their career as super sleuths has begun.
- KET2 Monday, March 24 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird #313
The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, they've even eaten all the s'mores - but they still aren't tired. When TD suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does. A shadow on the outside of the tent inspires still more stories. With humans shrinking to the size of ants, and ants growing to the size of humans, everyone has something to contribute.
- KET2 Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 am EDT
Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman #408
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up.
- KET2 Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 am EDT
Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur!/Carolina Tackles Football #403
T.D. uses a time machine to bring a dinosaur back from the late Cretaceous period. Carolina coaches the Wagstaff Dogs football team.
- KET2 Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 am EDT
The Long Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase #315
For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best place to way to spend summer? Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. Now she's sure there's something under her bed! Martha helps her understand that things are not always what they seem.
- KET2 Friday, March 28 at 6:30 am EDT
T.D. Gives A Report/Martha's Canine Cleaners #608
T.D. has trouble choosing a topic to research. Lily tears up a pillow while sleeping.
- KET2 Monday, March 31 at 6:30 am EDT
- KET2 Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 am EDT
April Fools/Bully for You! #605
T.D. doesn't realize it's April Fool's Day. Martha and Skits stay away from a new dog.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, April 4 at 6:30 am EDT
Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy #401
Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks it must be because he is a canine! When Milo reads in front of other people he gets nervous, so T.D. finds a solution: a Reading Buddy!
- KET2 Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 am EDT
The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period #502
Martha and Skits become the Puppy Tooth Fairies. Martha feels blue when Helen goes to art camp.
- KET2 Monday, April 7 at 6:30 am EDT
Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs In Trouble! #501
Martha recalls how T.D. first found Skits. Milo and Truman hope to save the museum's fossil exhibit.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 am EDT
The Puppy Show/Never Forget to Remember #503
Television producer Laslo Huckey challenges Martha and the gang to come up with an idea for a puppy show. The kids have different recollections of their last game of Kickup.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 am EDT
Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha #410
Martha gets mixed up with another dog on the day she is to sing at the animal rescue fundraiser. Martha needs to lose some weight.
- KET2 Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 am EDT
My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have #504
Martha gets more than she bargained for when she answers the phone using Helen's mom's voice.
- KET2 Friday, April 11 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha Speaks/Martha Gives Advice #101
When Martha the dog eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. But when she becomes the host of a radio advice show, she soon has people doing some pretty strange things. Helen starts taking fashion advice from her older cousin Carolina.
- KET2 Monday, April 14 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper #505
Martha sets out to train a baby to be a puppy. Helen thinks she has uncovered a cheating scandal.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha Takes the Cake/Codename: Martha #103
Everyone is looking forward to Alice's birthday party, but there's one problem: Nelson, Martha's cat nemesis, will be there, too. Martha, Helen, and T.D. think they've uncovered a plot to rob the jewelry store, then are surprised to find out who their two suspects really are.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 am EDT
Mouse Patrol/The Big Knockover #506
Mice have invaded the neighborhood and Martha uses her superb rodent-ridding skills to help.
- KET2 Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha and Skits/Martha Plays a Part #102
A new puppy named Skits joins Martha's household. But when he eats alphabet soup, nothing comes out except "Woof." Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play.
- KET2 Friday, April 18 at 6:30 am EDT
Wagstaff Races/The Missing Metal Mystery #314
Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy - and most importantly, how? Who's been stealing things from t-he local junkyard? When Detective TD announces the identity of his main suspect, everyone is shocked.
- KET2 Monday, April 21 at 6:30 am EDT
Paws and Effect/The Trouble with Teddy #208
When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. Teddy, a neighborhood dog, is sick, and Martha tries to diagnose him.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 am EDT
Stanley Saves The Day/Milo Goes for Gold #507
The gang use Truman's cousin Stanley's knowledge of movies when they spot two crooks at a hotel.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent #111
The mean new dog in town barks so much that nobody can sleep, so Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. Weaselgraft, who has become obsessed with Martha, tries to tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones.
- KET2 Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 am EDT
Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away #105
Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa C.K. on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. Helen gets mad, and Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away.
- KET2 Friday, April 25 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves #106
Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Will anyone notice if each bowl of soup has only half the letters of the alphabet? Now that Skits is full-grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she will have to train him or he will have to be an outside dog.
- KET2 Monday, April 28 at 6:30 am EDT
The Return of Ralph/Little Bo's Sheep #508
Ralph, the conniving duck who is obsessed with television, returns when the family buys a big TV.
- KET2 Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 am EDT
Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha #107
Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. The dogs at the Perfect Pup Institute are behaving a little too perfectly, and Martha is determined to find out what's going on before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 am EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/martha/
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