Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman

PBS (ended 2010)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 20

    The FETCH! Finale

    Aired 11/4/10

  • S 5 : Ep 19

    Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie!

    Aired 11/3/10

  • S 5 : Ep 18

    Snoop Dog

    Aired 11/2/10

  • S 5 : Ep 17

    Go Belugas Go!


  • S 5 : Ep 16

    Wolfing Down Some Barbeque

    Aired 10/28/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jim Conroy

    Ruff Ruffman

  • Taylor Garron

    Herself- Season 1

  • Anna Sheridan (II)

    Herself- Season 1

  • Julia Kardashian-Millstein

    Herself-Season 1

  • Noah Ellis

    Himself- Season 1

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  • show Description
  • Blending live-action and animation, FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman revolves around an animated dog named Ruff Ruffman, who develops, produces, and hosts his own reality TV show. Ruff runs the show from his state-of-the-art headquarters, otherwise known as his dog house, and issues wild and wacky real-world challenges to a group of 10 to 14-year-old kid contestants. Each episode follows the kids (real kids, not actors) as they tackle their challenges: Everything from training a cat for a commercial to staying afloat in a self-made boat to performing stand-up comedy to blasting off for a shuttle mission at Space Camp. And true to the reality of reality TV, the kids have NO idea what they're getting into until they're off on their challenges.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (90)

    • Ruff: I'm Ruff Ruffman. And you're about to witness the most important event in television history. The world premiere of Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman!

    • Ruff: But only one of you will be crowned Fetch! World Champion and receive an amazing, fabulous prize! Taylor: Like what? Ruff: I don't know yet.

    • Ruff: Oh man, the stopwatch doesn't work. Oh, that's not good. Well, you know, I bought it online. And it was cheap. And, you know, I had a bunch of cuts. What am I supposed to do with a watch that doesn't work? This is awful. The show is ruined. Oh, Anna has a stopwatch on her wrist. Awesome!

    • Khalil:Ruff... Julia: Is this of your doing?

    • Ruff: All right. This, kids, is a reality game show where everybody wins! Brian: Really? Ruff:Wait a minute, except...uh...well, except five of you.

    • Ruff: Wow! That was a lot of running around today! Julia: I am SO hot!

    • Brian: Uh Does Stuido G stand for the garage? Ruff: Rule no. 1: We never refer to Studio G as "the garage", OK? It makes me a little insecure.

    • Julia: Ruff is this of your doing?

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    Notes (417)

    • Ruff has no Grand Prize yet.

    • This is the first episode of season 1.

    • Khalil is the daily winner with 85 points. Khalil was awarded with some astronaut ice creams which he shared with all the FETCHers.

    • Listed below are the clues stated in the letters during the amazing space race. (Outer Plannets) Jupiter Train your eyes to face the south. Saturn Go to Broadway; You're on the right track; You'll flip when you find yrarbilcilbupegdirbmac(cambrige public library). Uranus You've just seen Saturn's rings, Now make one more. Your next location's pretty far, So try to find a yellow car. Neptune Look between QC16H and QC16N. Take the cab to Newton Centre. Pluto Look around and you should see A circle with a capital T. Your last stop Is the last stop So climb aboard And ride towards PLUTO!

    • Listed below are the clues stated in the letters during the Amazing Space Race.(Inner Plannets) Mercury You'll find this little messenger outside the front door. Venus Earth's twin sister and goddess of love Invoked the evening and morning stars. You'll find this planet above the 4th floor; You'll also find the cars. Earth Nearby is your next destination And if you want the proof, A kingly destination Can be seen from the roof. Mars 13 1 18 19 is in the 13 1 12 12

    • Anna, Julia, and Khalil earned 70 points for reaching seven planets in the allotted time limit for each, and an additional 10 points for creating a scale model.

    • Final scores: Khalil: 85, Anna: 80, Julia: 80, Taylor: 40, Noah: 40, Brian: 40.

    • Khalil received 5 bonus points for mentioning Ruff's name three times on camera.

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    Trivia (17)

    • The star at the science museum was 12 feet in diameter.

    • As of August 4, 2006, Pluto became no longer a planet, as decided by the International Astronomical Union.

    • Although the ice cream team used tomatoes as a vegetable, tomatoes are actually fruits. True fruits contain the seeds of the plant.

    • Taylor receive 5 extra points for adding animals to the interview as she was reporting on the weather.

    • This was supposed to air on 5/28/07, but "Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life" aired instead.

    • It is clearly stated that Dogtopia and Catlantis are historical islands, but vacuums were not invented yet. So, how could they have been the cause of the problem?

    • Great & Little Misery Islands are real islands located off shore of nothern MA.

    • Bridget and Madi named the kittens Ruffles, Emily, Daisy, and Jaguar.

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    Allusions (13)

    • The title is a play on the famous Shakespearian line of "To be or not to be!"

    • The title is a play on the title of a home-making show called "This Old House".

    • The episode title, "Send in the Clowns", is a play on the Cyberchase episode, "Send in the Clones".

    • The episode's title and cooking contest format is a blatant reference to the Japanese cooking show, "Iron Chef".

    • "Dogcathalon" is a play on "Decathalon".

    • Catlantis is an allusion to "Atlantis," the mythical undersea city.

    • Dogtopia is an illusion to "Utopia," which is another word for paradise. Catlantis is an illusion to "Atlantis," which is a city said to be under water.

    • "Oh Buoy!" is an allusion to the common interjection "Oh Boy!"

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  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • ilove it

    By matthewrollins315, Dec 07, 2013

  • Ech! Bland and clearly annoying

    By Raven77, Oct 29, 2013

  • fetch with ruff ruffman

    By ariannakopp, Jul 19, 2013

  • Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman is a great entertaining, humorous and educational reality/animation TV Show on PBS.

    By nickjuly4, Dec 10, 2008

  • PBS Kids finally makes a great educational show.

    By woahwoah678, Jul 05, 2011

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