Mr. Owl assigns Franklin and his class the task of building go-carts.
"Sir Franklin's Squire"
Franklin and Snail play "knights" on a royal quest. Along the way, their friends join in on the fun.moreless
Franklin and his friends are having a swimming party. Unfortunately, Skunk doesn't know how to swim - and things only get worse for Franklin accidentally reveals her secret.
"Franklin's Soccer Field Folly"
Franklin is embarrassed after he scores a soccer goal - for the opposing team!moreless
In "Franklin Migrates", Franklin learns about Migration Celebration from Goose. Goose's relatives fly south for the winter, while she and her family stay in Woodland. Franklin joins in the celebration.
"Franklin the Photographer"
Beaver starts a camera club at school. Franklin tries to get a picture of a butterfly, but finds it to be a difficult task.moreless
As part of "Bus Safety Month," Bear is named "bus patrol officer" by Mr. Owl. Bear is familiar with the rules and seems to be good at the job, but when he ends up ticketing his friends for violations, they become upset with him. Franklin ends up commenting about how he'd do things if he became bus patrol officer and then regrets it when that's exactly what happens. Both he and Bear learn a lesson.
"Franklin and Wolvie"
Wolvie, the son of one of Mrs. Turtle's friends is coming to visit Franklin and pretty soon Franklin and all of his friends are on their guard when Wolvie's play turns out to be a little rough for them. Wolvie seems to be rough, rude and just not fun to be around. It turns out, though, that there's a reason for Wolvie's behavior and he can change if need be.moreless
"Mr. Fix-It Franklin"
Franklin is good at doing things such as repairing things with tape. However, he wants to fix something complicated. He tries to help Mr. Turtle with fixing the washing machine, but Mr. Turtle says there isn't enough room for the two of them. In his room, seeing that his clock is broken, Franklin decides that it can be his repair project and he takes it apart. But he has no idea how to put it together and blames Goldie for not stopping him. His parents come in and help him out. Then, Mr. Turtle shows him how to use basic tools, such as a wrench and hammer. However, when Franklin wants to do a really big repair job, Mr. Turtle says that he doesn't have enough experience. Using his hands, he shows Franklin how much experience he has and how much he would need to do the big job. It's a large difference. Not daunted, Franklin goes outside to find his friends. He finds Bear, who has a wobbly wheel on his bike. Using the tools Mr. Turtle gave him, he fixes the wheel. The two find Snail, who's having a problem with his dump truck. It won't dump. Franklin fixes this too. Then, he finds Beaver, who can't get her easel to stay on its stand. Beaver's skeptical that Franklin can repair it. But Franklin does, and then heads home, saying there are things that need to be repaired there and he has lots of experience. While he's at home, things go wrong for his friends. Bear's wheel comes loose again, causing Snail to go flying. This sends him towards Beaver and her easel gets knocked off the painting stand, which wasn't on there so well after all. Bear, Beaver and Snail all end up with paint on them. They head for Franklin's house and tell him that he didn't do such a good job after all. But they're willing to give him a second chance. With Mr. Turtle's help, Franklin fixes his friends' things again, this time the right way.
"Franklin Has the Hiccups"
Mr. Owl's class is playing chess. However, most of them have trouble even just remembering the names of the pieces. One incorrectly calls the knight a "horse" and Goose says that she confuses her "brooks" and "ponds." Franklin, however, doesn't seem to have such confusion. He likes the game. He likes to think of himself as a coach and the chess pieces as his team. Using this strategy, he checkmates Beaver. He's now checkmated everyone in the class. So Mr. Owl says that he has a new opponent for him. Since he's the chess champion of this school, he's to play the champion of Cedar Brook school tomorrow. As Franklin and his friends head home that day, his friends cheer him on. They think he's the best and so he won't have any problems practicing. Then, Franklin gets the hiccups. His friends try some standard strategies to get rid of them and they seem to work, but then they come back again. Bear helps Franklin to practice chess playing, but Bear can't concentrate because Franklin keeps hiccuping. Franklin can't believe how bad Bear is doing. He tells Bear that he needs him to play like he's the best from another school. Bear complains that he isn't the best from another school and that playing chess with Franklin used to be fun. He leaves. Franklin goes over to his Granny's to play, but he keeps hiccuping and he keeps losing too. Then, the hiccups seem to go away again. Granny thinks that it's odd that his hiccups start and stop again. She waves a checkered cloth in front of his face and he starts hiccuping again. She realizes that he's just nervous about the match and that's the source of his of hiccups. That night, Franklin has a bad dream. He's surrounded by chess pieces and caught in tornado of them and his friends cheering him on. The next day, Franklin still has the hiccups when he sees a checkered pattern. Inside the school, Franklin starts hiccuping again. Mr. Owl suggests that Franklin go and get a drink of water. As Franklin gets his water, the kids from Cedar Brook arrive and head inside. But Franklin notices one of them sitting nervously on the stairs leading up to the school. He asks him what's wrong and he says that he has to play the chess champion from this school. He's heard that he's the best in the world. When Franklin asks who told him that, the kid, Marmot, tells him that the kids in the school did. Franklin tells him that he's not the best in the world, he's just someone who likes playing chess. Marmot says that he's been getting a stomachache thinking about the match. Franklin tells him that he gets the hiccups. So they agree to just go inside, play their best and have fun. After all, playing chess should be fun, not something to get all worked up about.moreless
Mr. Owl is discussing ways with his class to help out in the community. He asks them for suggestions, but the only one they come up with is picking up litter. They just suggest different locations for doing it. Mr. Owl decides that the best way to learn about helping out in the community would be to actually go out into the community. So he sends everyone out, calling it a "field trip." Once they're outside, Mr. Owl says that he wants everyone to do different jobs. So they all decide to split up. Franklin thinks that he's doing a great job - picking up litter. But then, Beaver comes along. What's Franklin doing taking her job? She's picking up litter. Then Rabbit comes. He's been picking up litter too. He suggests having a race. Whoever can get their litter into the trash can first gets to keep the job. Beaver and Franklin don't like this at all. Rabbit's faster than the both of them and would surely win. Then Bear shows up and he's picking up litter too. They all get into a big argument about who should keep the job until Fox comes. He tells them all that they shouldn't be putting their stuff in the trash can. A lot of it is recyclable and should go in the recycle bin. Franklin decides that maybe Fox should get the job, as he knows what stuff should be recycled and what shouldn't. So he gets the job and is left holding everyone's litter. Franklin goes out in search of another job and comes across Mr. Groundhog. He's hurt his paw and not only that, but there's a huge tree branch in the way of his path. It's apprently been there a long time, but nobody from the community has done anything about it. Franklin sees that he has a job to do. He tries to move it, but he just can't get it to budge. Seeing Beaver, he decides she would be perfect for the job. She can gnaw the tree into many small parts and then clear it from the path. Beaver thanks him for finding her a job. Franklin continues along. He thinks that's great, but he still hasn't found a job. He finds Mrs. Muskrat, who's delivering hot meals. Asking if he can help out, Mrs. Muskrat gives him one to deliver to Mr. Groundhog. She comments that she always delivers his first, as he gets annoyed if it gets cold. Franklin heads for Mr. Mole's. He runs into Rabbit, who tells him that Mr. Groundhog is down by the pond. He wanted to soak his sore paw. Franklin's worried, as the pond is in the opposite direction and he'd never make it before the hot meal got cold. Rabbit's quick, though. So Franklin entrusts him to get it to Mr. Groundhog in time. Franklin resumes his wandering, noting that that if just wandering around doing nothing was a job, he'd be good at it. He finds Mr. Mole, who's trying to move a bench under some tree so that he can get some shade. He tries to help Mr. Mole, but the bench is too heavy. Bear shows up and Franklin has him try lifting the bench. He's strong and is able to move it. Mr. Owl arrives on the scene. It would seem that everyone's done a job, except Franklin. But then Fox, Beaver, Rabbit and Bear all tell Mr. Owl about how Franklin helped them find their jobs. Mr. Owl tells Franklin that do something to help the community: helping his friends find the perfect jobs for them.
"Franklin's Missing Snacks"
Franklin and his friends are playing, when suddenly Bear wants to break for a snack. Everyone's starting to get annoyed as it seems like everytime they get a game going, they have to stop and head home to get snacks. Then, Bear has a neat idea. What if they all brought some snacks from home and stashed them in a basket up at the tree fort. That way, they wouldn't have to keep heading home every time and wouldn't have that much of a break in their game. They all think that's a great idea. They return with their snacks. There's lots of neat things, except Fox has brought these awful apricot bars. Nobody likes them, as they get stuck to their teeth. Asked where he got them, Fox admits that he got them trick-or-treating, which was eight months ago. In any case, the idea seems to work. Later on, they're playing a game, when Bear suddenly says that he just remembered he has to go home. So they're left without a catcher for their baseball game, but they play on anyway. Fox hits the ball way, way back. Franklin runs after it. After a fair amount of time, he's still not back. Fox and Beaver wonder where he could have gotten off to. Maybe he got lost. When Franklin finally returns, Fox and Beaver are pretending to be asleep. Beaver jokes that she doesn't want to get up. Is it morning already? They decide that after that "nap," they're hungry. So they go to the tree fort for snacks, only to find that the basket's missing. At first, they wonder who took it. Then, Fox and Beaver think they know who: it must have been Bear. He likes snacks a lot and the thing about leaving the baseball game early was just a ruse for him to steal the snacks. Franklin protests, saying that Bear would never do such a thing. But, he has to admit that it doesn't look good. Later on, Franklin is playing checkers with his Granny. But he loses three games in a row. Granny wonders if something is wrong and Franklin asks her what you should do if you think your best friend did something that wasn't very friendly. Granny figures out that it's Bear that Franklin is talking about and tells him that although he thinks in his head that Bear did something wrong, he knows in his heart that he didn't. So Franklin returns to the tree fort and does some investigating. Seeing the empty basket in some bushes, he picks it up. Then, Beaver and Fox arrive. With Franklin holding the empty basket, they think now that he's the one who stole the snacks. Bear then shows up and hears what Franklin is being accused of. He tells Fox and Beaver that Franklin didn't do it. They ask how he can be so sure. Bear says that Franklin hasn't done anything rotten like that before. Also, he trusts him. It then comes out that they suspected Bear of stealing the snacks. It was only after they saw Franklin with the basket that suspicion turned to him. They apologize to them both. After looking at things a little more, they see a broken rope and realize that the rope that was holding the basket just snapped. Further investigation finds their snacks in the bush. Bear presents "razzle-dazzle bars," which he bought yesterday with his Mom. That's why he had to leave early. Fox suggests first that they try his apricot chews. They're really not that bad. So, they try them and they really are bad. Fox decides that maybe he'll have a razzle-dazzle bar instead. It's not that he doesn't like the apricot chew. He's just going to save it for later.moreless
"Franklin and the Puppy"
Franklin and Bear are playing when a field, when a small puppy comes up to Franklin. They play catch with it and find that it's pretty good at it. Bear notices that he doesn't have a collar. Franklin, thinking that it might be a stray, decides that they can't simply leave it out its own. He's going to take it home with him. Bear's not sure it's a good idea, but he does agree that it shouldn't be left out to fend for himself. So Franklin takes the puppy home and explains the situation. His parents agree to take the puppy in, but with a caveat- they're going to search for the puppy's rightful owner. Franklin begins caring for the puppy and the puppy is a lot of work. One morning, Franklin is leaving for school. He wants to say goodbye to the puppy, but he can't find it. It turns out that the puppy snuck into Franklin's backpack. Franklin doesn't find this out until the puppy pokes out of his backpack on the bus. When Franklin gets to school, he tells the puppy to wait for him outside. But the puppy follows him inside unseen and creates quite a commotion running around the oom. Mr. Owl finally catches him and asks who he belongs to. Franklin admits the puppy is his and apologizes for the mess. But Mr. Owl doesn't mind, saying that it's not often they start their mornings with that much excitement. The search for the puppy's owner continues, but Mr. and Mrs. Turtle also buy a collar and leash for him. Then, one day, Franklin is at his house with Bear, when someone comes knocking at the door. It's the owner of the puppy! Franklin panics. He's grown attached to the puppy and doesn't want to give him away. So he tries to sneak out of the house with Bear, who definitely doesn't think this is such a good idea. But then he hears the puppy's owner talking about how much she misses the puppy. He decides to do the right thing and return the puppy. The owner's mother explains that they have the puppy stay at her Granny's place, but Grandma isn't much for dogs and she's also getting up in years and so that's how the puppy got loose. Franklin volunteers to watch the puppy from now on when they go away and the owners agree.
"Franklin Takes the Bus"
Mr. Owl has a lot of neat toys in his toy chest. One of them is a toy bus, which Franklin really likes to play with. He likes it so much, that he decides he wants to take it home with him. So he takes it, but without asking. He'll just return it the next day. That afternoon, Bear comes over to Franklin's house and sees Franklin playing with the bus. He says that it looks like the bus in Mr. Owl's oom and Franklin says that it is. Bear asks him if he asked if he could take it and Franklin admits that he didn't. He doesn't think that Mr. Owl will mind though, as he never plays with it. Bear's not so sure, but Franklin reassures him that everything will be okay. However, everything isn't okay. The next day, Franklin forgets to take the toy bus with him to school. He hopes that no one will notice that it's missing, but Beaver does. She needed it for the safety demonstration she was going to do today. Franklin starts to admit that he took it, but Mr. Owl cuts him off before he can finish his sentence and Franklin ends up saying that he wants to help look for it. The entire searches for the bus, but naturally they come up empty. That afternoon, Franklin and Bear continue playing with the bus. Franklin says that he's definitely going to return it tomorrow. Then, Franklin and Bear have to leave and they leave the bus, as well as some other toys, in a hollowed log. Beaver and Goose are playing hide-and-seek and Goose hides in the log. When Beaver finds her, she notices the toy bus and Franklin's other toys. She thinks that the toys must belong to the "thief," the one who took the bus. So Beaver takes the bus and the toys to the school and starts talking about a thief. She says that she's going to find out who this thief is. So Franklin admits the truth: there is no thief. He's the one who took the bus. Mr. Owl's not happy that Franklin took it without asking, but he's glad Franklin told the truth. Beaver goes ahead with the safety demonstration, with the help of some of Franklin's other toys. But not before asking Franklin if she can borrow them first.moreless
In "Franklin's Nature Hike", Franklin & his friends are on a trip... a Nature Hike. However, Franklin becomes over protective of his friend, Snail. He soon learns Snail is able to care for himself.
In "Franklin's Starring Role", Franklin is disappointed he did not get a part in the spring play. Even worse, he has to be the stage manager. He soon learns his role is just important as everyone else's.
Franklin's class is drawing pictures with crayons. Franklin's picture is very nice. He's drawn some very realistic sunset clouds. Everyone's very impressed and they start asking Franklin to help them with their drawings. Then, Rabbit presents his drawing to Mr. Owl. Franklin's shocked: it's basically a perfect copy of his sunset cloud drawing, except Rabbit added in a red scooter. Mr. Owl lavishes it wish praise. At home that night, Franklin explains to his parents about what Rabbit did. Mrs. Turtle suggests that maybe Rabbit just liked his drawing. She thinks it's a bit flattering. Franklin isn't convinced though. The next day, it's raining and Mr. Owl tells the class that they won't be able to go out and play baseball. The good news is that he's bought brand-new crayons for them to draw with. Rabbit asks Franklin what he's going to draw. Franklin, realizing what Rabbit is after, goes over by the window, alone, to draw his picture. Inspired by the storm, he paints a very realistic storm cloud. Mr. Owl sees it and holds it up. Not long after Owl holds it up, Rabbit soon shows everyone a nearly identical drawing. Now, Franklin's really mad. He comes straight out and calls Rabbit a copycat. Everyone stares at him and Franklin doesn't really know what to say, other than that, well, Rabbit is a copycat. At home again, Franklin sees a poster hanging on his wall. Looking at it, he notices something: the clouds in it look just like the ones he drew. Oh my gosh, he's a copycat too. But that's no big deal, actually. When he sees Mr. Mole teaching his parents a golf swing, his parents explain that copying can actually be a good way to learn something. In the morning the next day, Franklin meets Rabbit at Rabbit's bus stop. He apologizes to Rabbit for calling him a "copycat" and tells him that he's actually one too. Rabbit tells him that he was just inspired by his favorite artist: him. To end, we see a drawing of Franklin and Rabbit, done by the both of them.
"Big Brother Franklin"
Franklin, Raccoon and Fox are playing when a youngster named Squirrel shows up. He's on his own for the day and wants to know if he can play with them. Fox and Raccoon aren't so sure, they're doing "big-kid" stuff. But Franklin decides to adopt him for the day as his little brother. The first thing they do is go on the merry-go-round. Franklin is worried about Squirrel's safety and has Fox and Raccoon go slow. Squirrel tells them to go faster. Squirrel's enjoying this and has them keep going faster and faster. Then, everyone ends up flying off the merry-go-round. Everyone except Squirrel, that is. He's able to hang on. This doesn't faze Franklin. He asks Squirrel to call him "big brother." The next thing they do is play hide-and-seek. Franklin's sure he'll have to help Squirrel out with this one. He knows all the great hiding places in the woods. After counting down with Squirrel, he starts searching. But to his surprise, Fox and Raccoon aren't in the normal hiding spot. Then, Squirrel calls out both Fox and Raccoon, having found them both. Franklin, looking for something to help Squirrel with, tries the monkey bars. He demonstrates how to hang on them to Squirrel. Then, he sees Squirrel up above him. Fox and Raccoon call Squirrel a natural at climbing. Franklin's not out of ideas yet. He goes to his house so that they can play marbles. But Squirrel is so dexterous that he's able to knock three of the marbles out of the ring in one shot. Then, he shows Fox and Raccoon how to do it. Franklin's really bugged now, he's supposed to the big brother. He has one more idea: playing frisbee. But Squirrel throws the frisbee back and forth with ease, while Franklin ends up stumbling and falling just trying to catch it. Franklin gives up. Fox jokes that Franklin's the one who has a big brother. Franklin goes down by himself to the pond. Fox, Squirrel and Raccoon continue playing. But then, when Squirrel tries to catch the frisbee, the force of it sends him flying. He's now a "flying squirrel." He "flies" all the way into the pond. The frisbee is barely keeping him afloat and if somebody doesn't do something, he's going to drown. Franklin quickly hops in, swims expertly through the water and rescues him. Back on land, Squirrel tells Franklin that he's a natural at swimming. Franklin's a hero and Squirrel likes having him as a big brother. He's going to ask his parents if he can visit Franklin again soon. He wants Franklin to teach him how to swim.moreless
In "Franklin and the Duckling", Franklin finds a duckling at the pond and tries to hide it from his parents. He soon realizes there's more to it than meets the eye with how much care a duckling needs.moreless
In "Franklin Tells Time", Franklin pretends to know how to tell time until he realizes it doesn't help when he was always late. Franklin confesses to Mr. Owl and asks for his help to learn and Mr. Owl assures Franklin that everyone needs extra help some times.moreless
In "Franklin Runs Away", Franklin and Snail feels unwanted due to a series of disagreeable encounters with family and friends. They decide to run away but then realizes how much everyone cares about them.moreless
In "Franklin's Collection", Franklin did not know what to bring to school for show and tell. Everyone had a collection of some sort except for Franklin. Franklin sets out to find a collection but didn't think it was anything spectular until Mr. Owl pointed out what a great collection Franklin has.moreless
In "Franklin's Nickname", everyone loves their nickname that was given to them. Everyone that is except for Bear. Franklin realizes that good-spirited kidding has its place and not all nicknames were meant for everyone.moreless
In "Franklin's Music Lessons", Franklin and his class were entertained by Mrs. Panda and her piano. This inspired Franklin and Beaver to take up piano lessons from Franklin's Granny. He didn't realize how practice can really be perfect until he noticed how well Beaver was playing the piano while he was out goofing off.moreless
In "Franklin's Granny", Franklin had to visit his Granny but he rather play with his friends instead. He didn't realize how exciting and fun Grannies can be until they went through Granny's old trunks and photos.moreless
In "Franklin Takes the Blame", Mr. Mole asks Franklin to take care of his flower garden while he goes on vacation. However, Franklin gets sidetracked and kept forgetting to water Mr. Mole's garden. When he discovered his error, he tries to correct the problem, only it couldn't be fixed.moreless
In "Franklin and the Secret Club", Porcupine creates a Secret Club to be more popular than Franklin. When she finally allows Franklin to join, but he had to choose between a friend or the club, it's Porcupine who learns the real true meaning of friendship.moreless
In "Finders Keepers for Franklin", Franklin finds a lost camera and his friends tell him it's his because he found it "Finders Keepers". He didn't realize the significant of a lost item until his own stuffed dog, Sam is also lost.moreless