Hank convinces Bobby to find a new hobby, and is thrilled when Bobby discovers cards, however he doesn't know they are tarot cards. Bobby also starts hanging out with a group of people who think they are wizards. When Hank finds out, he desperately tries to get Bobby to quit.moreless
It's the day of the Birdwell Island fair. The dogs (Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo) are there and they're hoping to snag some food. Since it's a carnival, there's going to be lots of concessions. They know that it's okay to eat anything that anyone drops on the ground. While they're scrounging treats, Mr. Bleakman is having a giant cookie wheeled in. He baked the entire thing himself and is planning to keep it hidden under a tent for unveiling later in the day. Once it's taken care of, he heads off with Mrs. Bleakman to check out the amusements. Mrs. Bleakman wonders if someone shouldn't stay and watch it, but Mr. Bleakman figures it should be all right. Clifford, Mac and T-Bone soon smell the cookie. They head in the direction of the smell, leading to the tent. The head inside and see the cookie. Clifford notes that it's Clifford sized. T-Bone and Cleo note that it's neither on the ground nor headed that way though, so it's not okay for them to eat. They begin to leave, but they have to force Clifford out of the tent. They go off to play frisbee, but Clifford's mind isn't really on the game. He's still thinking about the cookie. He figures maybe that if he could just have a lick of it, then maybe he wouldn't want to eat it. Next thing, he's bounding for the cookie. And then, he ends up breaking off a piece off the top. With it now on the ground, Cleo and T-Bone claim it, sharing with Clifford of course. Clifford then suggests that if they ate around the edge of the cookie, no one would notice that anything happened to it. So they do so, but by the time they're done, there's barely any of it left. Worse, Clifford still thinks it looks lopsided. Finally, they end up consuming the entire thing. When Mr. Bleakman has the cookie revealed, everyone's surprised to see not the cookie, but Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo. Mr. Bleakman's obviously upset that Clifford ate his cookie, but Mrs. Bleakman suggests that it really wasn't Clifford's fault. Mr. Bleakman made such a great cookie that Clifford simply couldn't resist the temptation. Mr. Bleakman realizes that he shouldn't have left such a temptation around for such a big dog to eat.
Jetta receives a letter from her pen-pal Monique from the mainland. Her mother's coming over on a business trip on Tuesday and she's taking Monique along with her. This is great news, as Jetta will be able to meet Monqiue and spend a few hours with her. Elsewhere on the island, Emily Elizabeth, Vaz and Mary are making kites. Jetta comes by them. She's carrying a bag of groceries. She explains about Monique coming over. She also explains about how she's scheduled their day. We see that she's even gotten a timer to keep track of time. The timer is quite loud and its noise seems to give everyone a shock, including Clifford, who twists his ears in annoyance. Jetta babbles on about how she's even prepared a picnic lunch for Monique by herself, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Monique's favorite. No one seems too impressed with Jetta's schedule idea. The next day, Jetta meets Monique as she arrives on the ferry. They greet each other and start to head off for Jetta's first planned activity, collecting seashells at the beach. Then Monique sees Clifford. She's at first scared of him until Jetta explains that it's just Clifford. Emily Elizabeth comes along and chats with Monique a bit. This annoys Jetta, as they're starting to get off schedule. Emily Elizabeth suggests that they ride Clifford to the beach. They do this and Jetta's pleased, as it seems to have gotten them back on schedule. However, at the beach, Vaz and Charley are also there. They tell Jetta that there don't really seem to be any seashells around to collect. Jetta sugests that perhaps they just aren't looking in the right places. But to Jetta's frustration, they seem to be right. There are no seashells to be found anywhere on the beach. So instead, they end up getting into a splash fight with Vaz and Charley. This is fun at first, until Jetta realizes that her timer and the lunch she prepared for Monique have ended up in the water. She manages to salvage the timer, but the lunch is ruined. So Charley suggests they have fish and chips Jamaican style at his Dad's restaurant. They do so. Monique enjoys her lunch, saying that the peanut butter and banana sandwiches would have been okay, but the fish and chips are great. She doesn't have long to enjoy her lunch however as Jetta is soon dragging her (literally, by the arm) to her next scheduled activity: bike-riding. There's just one problem, it turns out her bike has a flat-tire. Worse, a bird picks up her timer and then drops it on the ground, breaking it. Monique doesn't really care about any of this though. She sees somebody flying a kite. It's Emily Elizabeth and friends, flying the kites they made the day before. Jetta's reluctant, kite-flying isn't on the schedule. But Monique runs off anyone and Jetta decides to go ahead. They enjoy their time kite-flying and without the timer, they lose track of time. It gets to be almost 4:00, the time when Monique's supposed to take the ferry home. They'll never make it in time... unless they take the "Clifford Express." They do so, and Monique makes her ferry. She thanks Jetta for a great day. It doesn't matter that it didn't go as Jetta scheduled it, she just enjoyed spending it with Jetta.moreless
Emily Elizabeth and her friends are on the field playing soccer. One of them makes a good play, to which Vaz says "whacka-whacka-doo!" Emily Elizabeth recognizes that, it's a phrase from an old show called The Brody Brood. She wonders where he heard it, as that show hasn't been on in ages. It turns out Vaz got satellite TV and saw the show on the Reruns Galore channel. Jetta asks for more playing and less talking. They go back to the game, but when Vaz is up to make a play, he lets the ball hit on the head. He was staring at his watch and not paying attention. He says he has to leave because it's almost two o'clock. Jerry Bouncer is reuniting long-lost friends on his talk show. (Agent0042's rude note - Vaz's parents let him watch that trash?) Looks like that's the end of the game. The next day, Emily Elizabeth and Charley stop by Vaz's house. He shows them his new satellite dish. It gets over 632 channels. He's also rather tired, he watched twelve shows last night on twelve different channels. Emily Elizabeth and Charley don't really care. They want him to come to the park with him. He says he will, in a while. He wants to watch a show called Building Your Own Geodesic Dome. Later, at the park, everyone's mad because Vaz isn't there and he was supposed to bring the snacks. Then Vaz shows up, with a snack called a "Super-Duper-Noodle-Doodle." He learned how to make it on the Food Fare Channel. It looks awful. Everyone just sort of passes it around, but nobody eats it. Vaz then heads back to his house to watch a three-hour block of The Incredible Polyester Man. He leaves, and Emily Elizabeth gives the sandwich one final look of disgust. The next day, everyone's working on a White House project, well, everyone except Vaz. He gets there and starts talking about a music video that's going to be on in an hour. He convinces everyone to go watch it. The next day, everyone agrees that the music video was really great. It's mentioned that they're repeating it and they figure that maybe that's why Vaz has once again no-showed. He was supposed to bring the white paint for the White House. Clifford heads to Vaz's house, where he's absorbed in TV, this time looking at a channel called the "Channel Channel." Clifford starts barking and playing to get his attention. His noise ends up causing the satellite dish to fall off the roof, interrupting Vaz's picture. Clifford gets it back on the roof just in time, but Vaz goes out to see what's going on. There, he notices the white paint and realizes he was supposed to be helping with the project. He has Clifford give him a ride and apologizes for being so late. Charley says that he's been watching too much TV. Vaz comes to the realization that, well, he has and agrees from now on to only watch his favorite programs. He offers after they're finished to go play flopperball with them in the park. Emily Elizabeth asks if he learned that on the Flopperball Channel. Vaz says that he didn't, he read it in a magazine. Everyone laughs and Clifford barks.
"Cyber Puppy Problems"
It's Jetta's birthday and she's having a party. She unwraps a present and then swipes all of her other presents to the ground. She's just gotten what she wanted most, a "Cybo Pet." She says that it's the most amazing electronic dog ever and decides to name him Cybo. The next day, Jetta's completely attached to her Cybo Pet. She's brought it to school and the dogs are staring it from outside the school window. Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo figure that Mac doesn't have anything to worry about, but Mac thinks otherwise. We see inside that Jetta is using Cybo for show-and-tell. She throws a crayon in the air and tells Cybo to fetch it. He does, using an extending mechanical arm. Then, on Jetta's request, he sharpens it. Mac's discouraged. That day in the park, Mac decides to try and show Jetta once and for all that he's the world's greatest dog. He does tricks, earning him two "Tummy Yummies." But then Jetta's paper on which she was drawing flies away. Cybo races after it, using his mechanical arm to retrieve it from way up high in the air. Then he flattens out the creases for Jetta. Jetta comments that Cybo will do anything she wants for her and she doesn't even have to give him a Tummy Yummy. Mac whimpers. Sometime later on, Jetta is watching her favorite TV program, Sandy and Her Good Dog Sam. She has Cybo with her, but then goes off to the kitchen. On the TV, Sandy instructs Sam to take a nice, long walkk. Cybo thinks that the command his for him and heads outside to take the walk. Mac notices this and starts following him. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone join in, wondering exactly what it is that Cybo is doing. Mac says that he's following to prove that he can do anything Cybo can. Along the way, they go by a newspaper vendor who yells out to take a free paper. Cybo takes one, and is soon followed by Mac and Cleo. Then T-Bone tries to take one, but he's too small to reach. The newspaper vendor reaches down and gives him one. Then Clifford grabs the entire newsstand. The vendor explains that the paper is free, not the stand. Clifford puts the stand down and the vendor tips his cap to him. They continue following Cybo and eventually reach the pier. It looks like Cybo is headed straight for the water. Meanwhile, Jetta has realized Cybo is missing and asks Emily Elizabeth if she saw him. They eventually find the dogs at the pier and start yelling up out them. Clifford realizes that Jetta's trying to tell Cybo to stop. Mac notes how much Jetta likes Cybo and decides to try and rescue him. He tries to stop him from walking, but ends up letting go and Cybo falls into the water. Jetta races towards Mac and hugs him. She's just glad that Mac is safe. Cybo is just a toy and can be replaced, but there's only one "Mackie-Wackie." Just then, Cybo flies up using a helicopter attachment. Jetta laughs.moreless
Charley's just gotten out of a karate class and he, Jetta, Emily Elizabeth and Vaz are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Charley admires his karate instructor and wants to be one himself someday. Jetta doesn't seem to think much of this. Vaz says that he wants to be a superhero when he grows up. He fantasizes himself flying around in outer space. Jetta wants to be the President of the United States. She fantasizes giving a big speech and creating new holidays and inviting people to her own private party where they can take pictures of her. Sometime later on, Emily Elizabeth is in her backyard with Clifford. She's dressed in a veterinarian's uniform and takes Clifford's pulse and then listens to his heartbeat. Jetta drops by and Emily Elizabeth tells her that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, just like Dr. Dihn. Jetta says that she wants to be a doctor too. Emily Elizabeth stops her - didn't she want to be President? She does, but that job only lasts eight years at the most. T-Bone and Cleo drop by too. They see some tape that Emily Elizabeth wrapped around Clifford and think that he's sick. Clifford stops them and tells how he and Emily Elizabeth were just playing veterinarian. They take the opportunity to consider what they want to be when they grow up. T-Bone imagines being a dog food tester. He tries several samples and gives a green light for go ahead and the sequence ends when he gets to one which he gives a red light to. Cleo says that she wants to be the first dog who's also a doctor and wraps T-Bone with tape as a demonstration. Clifford fantasizes being a firehouse dog. In another scene, we see Vaz taking a picture of Charley doing a karate stance. Vaz says that he's changed what he wants to do when he grows up; he now wants to a be photographer. He says that's easier than being a superhero. Jetta tells Vaz that she wants to be a fashion model when she grows up. Vaz says that he thought she wanted to be President. Emily Elizabeth calls her on this too, she thought she was going to be a doctor. Jetta says that she'll be a doctor who's a part-time fashion model, after she gets done being president. Charley talks about how he wants to be a martial arts instructor again and Jetta tries to shoot him down. She says she thinks he's just wasting his time, karate is just fun, it's not a job. Charley begs to differ and to prove his point, he invites her to be a guest at his next karate class. Emily Elizabeth and Vaz join in too. They all go to the next class and Jetta realizes that karate isn't just fun, it's a lot of hard-work and discipline. She thinks maybe she could be a karate master too. Clifford gongs the bell to end the episode.
"Not Now I'm Busy"
Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo are playing "Super T-Bone" at the docks. T-Bone is "Super T-Bone" and he's telling Cleo about how he's going to foil her evil scheme. Well, he's trying to, but everytime either he or Cleo try to say anything, they get interrupted by the horn of the ferry. They decide to wait until after the ferry comes in to continue playing. The passengers get off the ferry and one of them is K.C. He runs over to greet Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone. However, he tells them that he's too busy to play, he has a job to do and goes back over to his owner Bruno's Mom, Mrs. Young. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone all wonder what job it is that K.C. could be doing. T-Bone thinks that maybe he's a superhero like Super T-Bone, only real. The next day, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing "Red Light, Green Light." T-Bone's the light and he yells Red Light, but Cleo notices something and runs off. T-Bone threatens her with a ticket, but then goes chasing after her, and finally Clifford decides to go chasing after the both of them. It turns out Cleo saw K.C. and she wants him to play with them, but he's busy with his job. Cleo's annoyed, can his job be more important than playing with them? He's wearing some sort of cape, lending to T-Bone's idea that he could be a superhero. Cleo decides to trail him and has Clifford and T-Bone join in. They observe him at the supermarket and at the park. This doesn't really reveal much and Clifford and T-Bone still think he could be a superhero. Clifford decides that they should just go and ask K.C. what his job is. They do so, but not before Cleo has it out with him. K.C. says that he really was to busy to play with them. Bruno had him trained as an assistance dog and now he helps out Mrs. Young. He demonstrates - Mrs. Young asks him to get a glass of water and he goes into the kitchen and does so. Cleo apologizes. K.C. says that the good thing is that he'll be on Birdwell Island full-time now, so he'll be able to see them more often. However, he can only play with them when it doesn't get in the way of his job. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone like the assistance dog idea and ask if they could possibly be assistance dogs too. K.C. says they would have to go to the special school, but he can show them one thing they can do. He shows them - helping their owners at the store. We see all of them helping in various ways. T-Bone has some groceries in tow and Mrs. Diller thanks Cleo for guarding her groceries.moreless
Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford. He's in his doghouse. She notices his favorite blanket resting on his nose. She notes that he's had it a long time and flashes back to when he was just a puppy. There were so many times when she couldn't find him because he would be hiding under his blanket. Now, it barely covers his nose. Still, Clifford likes his blanket and considers it special. Cleo and T-Bone come over to play. They're ready for a fun game of Super T-Bone. Then, they see Clifford's blanket. Cleo thinks it would be fun to play with. Clifford tells her that it's special and that he doesn't really want anyone playing with it, but Cleo and T-Bone don't listen. They beg him to let them play with it. So Clifford agrees, just as long as they're careful with it. They head to the park, where they play Super T-Bone. Cleo uses the blanket as a flag. She's the evil Fluffy-Face and Clifford calls for Super T-Bone to rescue her. But T-Bone doesn't come. He says he has to have his cape. So the blanket is employed as a cape and he stops Fluffy-Face. Or, at least, he thought he did. But it turns out that Fluffy-Face has super freeze-ray powers. She freezes both Clifford and Super T-Bone. Super T-Bone says that he has reflective powers and so he's reflecting it back to Cleo. Cleo, however, says that she has a shield on that prevents freezing. She heads over to Super T-Bone and tries to get the cape off. They tussle over and Clifford warns them to be careful. Then, something terrible happens. Cleo drags the cape in the mud. Clifford sees it and complains that it's all muddy. Cleo doesn't understand what the problem is. He can get it clean. She asks him to stay and play, but Clifford heads home. At home, Emily Elizabeth sees the dirty cape and takes it in to wash. Clifford's glad that the blanket will be okay, but wonders how to get his friends back. At the park, T-Bone says that they should apologize to Clifford. They never really listened to Clifford when he told them the blanket was special. He reminds Cleo of the time she didn't want to share her new squeak-toy. The two head to Clifford's and apologize. Clifford gladly accepts, as he wasn't too mad anyway. Emily Elizabeth comes out and hangs Clifford's blanket to dry. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone head off again to continue the Super T-Bone game.
The dogs are in Emily Elizabeth's backyard digging for a bone. They've really dug up the yard, but they can't find it. T-Bone is doing especially bad and Mac criticizes that digging "isn't his thing." Vaz is over at Emily Elizabeth's house. His cousin, Teresa, is visiting the island. She's attending college on the mainland, but right now, they're having a two week break. She's a paleontologist and is hoping to do some research. She thinks that she might find some great fossils right on the island. She's going to be doing some digging and Emily Elizabeth recommends that the dogs help out, since they're great diggers. They head to the dig site. Teresa tells Emily Elizabeth that she might not find any dinosaur bones. They're very rare. Then, Clifford digs up a huge bone. Emily Elizabeth comments that Clifford knows about being really big. Clifford fantasizes about himself, Cleo and T-Bone in the time of dinosaurs. Clifford gives everyone a ride into the deep hole, so that they can continue to dig for more dinosaur bones. They find so much that they're able to form almost a complete dinosaur. All of the dogs are doing great, except for T-Bone. He finds a chicken bone, which accidentally rolled down into the hole, but no dinosaur bones. It gets to the point where the entire skeleton has been found, except for one bone. Teresa is donating the skeleton to the Birdwell Island Museum, but she'd really like to have this last bone, as it connects the head to the neck. Everyone searches for hours, but they can't find it. They're ready to give up, but T-Bone's still digging. Mac says that he should quit, but then T-Bone finds something. It's the missing bone! He's complimented for not giving up and when Teresa's taking a picture of everyone, he's asked to stand in the front. The picture is the closing picture for the episode and for the first season of Clifford.moreless
Cleo and T-Bone are at the beach. T-Bone digs a hole, as he wants them to keep cool until Clifford gets there with some tires for them to float on in the water. Cleo joins T-Bone in the hole. Then, she thinks that he's pinching her. But it turns out that a crab has clamped onto her. She chases it off and then it goes after T-Bone. At Clifford's house, Cliford is trying to figure out which tires to bring. Then, Emily Elizabeth calls him and says that she's going to the park and she wants him to come along. All the kids are going to be there. Clifford looks sad about having to forget about the tires and the beach, but he joins Emily Elizabeth. At the beach, Cleo and T-Bone begin to wonder where Clifford is. They wait for him and think that he's coming, but it turns out it's just a garbage truck coming by. Cleo begins to think that he forgot them. She decides to go see what's going on and go find him. T-Bone says that he's sure he wouldn't just forget them. It must have been something important. Cleo says that good friends don't just forget their friends. They find Clifford at the park. Cleo doesn't think what Clifford's doing is important at all. T-Bone says that he probably just forgot about them. Everybody can forget something. But Cleo doesn't seem to agree with this at all. The next day, Clifford comes with the tires. T-Bone's happy to see him and Clifford apologizes for not coming the previous day. Cleo pretends like she can't hear him. In fact, as far as she's concerned, he's not even there. The next day, Cleo is still giving Clifford the silent treatment. The dogs try to play ball, but Cleo will only pass the ball to T-Bone. Clifford tells Cleo he's sorry, but he still won't listen. So T-Bone confronts Cleo and says that she should forgive Clifford. After all, he apologized. Cleo repeats her line that good friends don't forget their friends. T-Bone retorts that good friends do forgive their friends. Cleo finally decides to forgive Clifford and she also apologizes for being so stubborn. Clifford accepts this and they all play ball.
"Mimi's Back In Town"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing a game of hide and seek. Cleo and T-Bone have a toy and they're trying to hide it from Clifford. They come up with the perfect idea: they'll hide it right out in the open, by sitting on it! This is a great idea, but then they overhear a conversation between Victor and Pedro. They mention that the photographer girl that was on the island a couple months ago is coming back. T-Bone's excited to hear this because it means that she's probably also bringing her dog Mimi. He blows the cover on the toy to head for the ferry. Clifford finds it and wants to continue the game. Cleo tells him that Mimi is coming and so the game's over. She notes that T-Bone will probably want to spend the whole time with Mimi. They can't stay to wait for her though, as they have to get home. So T-Bone is left to meet her there, alone. He doesn't see her at first, but they finally meet. T-Bone asks her to meet him in front of the library tomorrow. Mimi arrives at the library the next day and sees Cleo and Clifford. But she doesn't see T-Bone. Then, T-Bone comes up behind her and surprises her. The dogs are all play a game of chase. But T-Bone's upset when Cleo sings an embarrassing song about him and Mimi. The teasing continues the next day, when he and Mimi try to share a tummy-yummy. Cleo sings the song again. T-Bone and Mimi head home, leaving the tummy-yummy. Cleo tries to take the tummy-yummy for herself, but Clifford stops her. He thinks they should go talk to T-Bone and find out what's wrong. When they get to T-Bone's, T-Bone says that Cleo's comments are embarrassing. Cleo says that it's a good thing that he likes Mimi. She doesn't understand why he's embarrassed. Clifford, however, thinks he knows. He was embarrassed when he was growing and everyone said he was "as big as a house." Cleo apologizes and then they all head back to the park to find Mimi and apologizes. With that out of the way, T-Bone offers to let them play with his new ball. But first, there's something to take care of. Cleo gives them the tummy-yummy, so they can share it like they should have been able to before.moreless
Emily Elizabeth is getting with Clifford for Topsy Turvy Day. She's hoping to reclaim the first class prize she won last year for the "uphill roll." Jetta's there too. She loves Topsy Turvy Day. She's hoping that maybe this year, she can win the race. Then, she gets an idea. She suggests that for this year, Emily Elizabeth trade Clifford for Mac. After all, it is Topsy Turvy Day, so everything is mixed up. Emily Elizabeth is reluctant at first, but finally agrees. Jetta begins training Clifford for the uphill roll. But Clifford doesn't seem to understand. Instead of rolling up the hill, he goes to the top of the hill and rolls down. Then, he tries sliding up the hill. Jetta's not pleased with this and her frustration shows. She decides to train Clifford for another event. In this event, the human does a dog paddle, while the dog does the backstroke. But Jetta can't even get Clifford to roll over on his back. She hopes that maybe they'll do better at the actual event. At the event, Jetta wonders how Emily Elizabeth did with Mac. She doesn't figure they'll have done very well with the uphill roll, since Mac doesn't like rolling. But Emily Elizabeth says that their practice went well. Jetta figures that for that to have happened, Emily Elizabeth must have given Mac a whole bunch of tummy-yummies. Emily Elizabeth says that she did give him tummy-yummies, but she also gave him belly-rubs. And when she ran out of tummy-yummies, she just gave him belly rubs. When the actual event starts, Emily Elizabeth and Mac are doing quite well. But Clifford doesn't even get going. Jetta gripes that she doesn't understand how Emily Elizabeth's making Mac do so well. Sheriff Lewis tells her that Emily Elizabeth's not making Mac do anything. She's been so nice to him that he wants to do well. Jetta considers this and decides to give it a try. Emily Elizabeth and Mac win the uphill roll. The next event is the swim. Jetta tries being nice. She tells Clifford that she knows she didn't explain things very well yesterday. She struggles at being nice, but she does do it and Clifford finally does what she needs. The race starts and at first, she and Clifford aren't winning, but they are moving. Jetta says that she doesn't mind if they don't win. After all, they're having fun. Then, Clifford kicks into high gear. He uses his tail like a propeller, blowing past the competition and making it to the finish line. At the end of the day, Jetta praises Clifford for his hard work. She and him received the first place trophy. Then, Emily Elizabeth shows her the trophy that she and Clifford received, the second place trophy. It's bigger than the first place one! Jetta's shocked, but Emily Elizabeth explains: it's Topsy Turvy Day, so everything is backwards.
"Clifford's Charm School"
Mrs. Bleakman is holding a party for the book club in her yard tomorrow. It's a classy event and she wants everything to be perfect. However, Mr. Bleakman thinks that Clifford could be a problem. Mrs. Bleakman doesn't think so, at first. But after some urging from Mr. Bleakman, she has a talk with Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth tells her that Clifford will be well-behaved. Cleo, Mac and T-Bone come over to Clifford's. Clifford tells them about the party. He says that he doesn't understand why Mrs. Bleakman would be worried about him. After all, Emily Elizabeth always says that he has good manners. Cleo and Mac tell him that "good manners" aren't enough. He has to act "fancy." Fortunately, they're both experts at acting fancy. T-Bone's not so sure about this. He thinks that Clifford is okay the way he is. But Clifford decides that it wouldn't hurt to try acting fancy. The first thing that Mac and Cleo show Clifford is walking fancy. They have him lift his head up high, walk slowly and straigthen his knees. But this goes awry when, with his head up so high in the air, he doesn't watch where he's going. They also try to train him not to wag his tail. They have T-Bone tell him neat things and have him try to force himself not to wag. He does well, but after he hears that he did well, he starts wagging it like crazy. As Cleo and Mac are trying to think of more things to teach Clifford, he starts scratching. They tell him that he absolutely can not scratch during the party. But the itch spreads. Clifford tries to keep from scratching, but he can't help it. He runs over to a tree and gives himself a good scratch. Mrs. Bleakman sees this and comments to herself that she hopes he doesn't do that during the party. Cleo and Mac give up. The next day, Mrs. Bleakman has her party. But it's so hot outside and the bright sun is shining right on the party. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford leave to go to the beach. Then, one of the guests notice as Mrs. Bleakman is talking to them that Clifford is big enough to completely block out the sun. Not only that, but his tail-wagging makes for a nice breeze. So he's asked to stay for the party. Emily Elizabeth happily agrees. Later on, Mrs. Bleakman thanks Clifford for helping out. She says that he'll be the first one to invite to the party the next time. Cleo and Mac wonder if Clifford did so well because of his fancy manners. But Clifford says that he just acted like himself.moreless
Bobby is chosen to be the mascot for Tom Landry Middle School. When he informs Hank and friends of the news, they tell him about a tradition where the rival school's band beats up Arlen's mascot when Arlen is ahead. When Arlen takes the lead in the game, Bobby runs away, disgracing the whole school. He enlists Dale's help in trying to regain his reputation by kidnapping the mascot of another school.moreless
Sheriff Lewis and T-Bone are playing with a jiggly rope. Sheriff Lewis calls him a sweet puppy and rubs his tummy. Then T-Bone notices a squirrel and starts barking at it. He chaes it up a tree and continues barking as he returns to Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis calls him a "tough dog," but then says that he couldn't scare a fly off a jelly donut. The phone then rings indoors and Sheriff Lewis has to go inside. T-Bone's left to think about Sheriff Lewis's comment. He doesn't like it at all. He fantasizes a jelly donut with a fly on it. He barks at the fly, but it waves him off and then continues eating the jelly donut. He's worried that he's not tough enough and goes to see Clifford and Cleo. On the way, he runs into Mrs. Diller. She calls him "sweet." As he reaches the beach where Clifford and Cleo are, he decides to try his "tough" act. He runs up to them barking, but they're not scared at all. In fact, they didn't even notice that he was trying to scare them. T-Bone explains. He's a bulldog and bulldogs are supposed to be tough. But he's not. Clifford says that everyone likes him the way he is. T-Bone doesn't care though, he still wants to be tough. He tries making tough faces, but only succeeds in making faces that look silly or cute and even one that's both silly and cute. Cleo decides that she's going help T-Bone. All he really needs to be tough are strong muscles and a tough-guy face. She starts out by having him try to move a gigantic rock. T-Bone tries, but he can't budge it. Then all of a sudden it budges. We see though that it was actually Clifford who moved the rock, without letting T-Bone know it. Now thinking he's strong, T-Bone says that he needs a drink. As he heads for the water, a frog blocks his path. He tries to budge it using his newfound strength, but it won't move. He tries bravado, telling it that if it doesn't move, he's going to have to move it, but it stays put. So T-Bone revs up for a kick, but before he can kick it, it hops away and T-Bone ends up with his face on the mud near the water. He wants to give up. Being tough is hopeless. Cleo, however, isn't done. She figures that if she can just get T-Bone a "tough-guy" face, then that's the most important thing. So she has T-Bone try some out until she and Clifford decide on they think is "perfect." To test it, she's going to have T-Bone scare the toughest crab on the beach. If he can scare it, he can scare anyone. T-Bone sees a crab and manages to scare it off. He thinks that he did it, but Clifford tells him that's not the one that Cleo was talking about. They show him the actual one. It's mean and tough. T-Bone tries to scare it, but it just covers its ears. Then T-Bone gets spooked and ends up in the claw of the other crab he scared earlier. He declares himself a failure. He thanks Clifford and Cleo for trying, but apparently he's just not tough. He heads home, where he sees that there's some lady he's never seen before sitting in the bench outside outside his door. He decides to try and show her how tough he is. But he only succeeds in making her think that he's mean. That's not what he wanted. The lady (Martha) calls out Sheriff Lewis and says that there's a mean dog in the yard. Sheriff Lewis says that it's just T-Bone. He doesn't know what got into him. T-Bone finally gives up the tough act once and for all. Martha's not so scared of him now, noticing that he doesn't seem so mean. In fact, he's quite nice. T-Bone realizes that Sheriff Lewis loves him just the way he is.
"Stars In Your Eyes"
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford are playing a game of "fetch the stick" at the beach. Emily Elizabeth throws the stick, but when Clifford returns, he's brought her a stick much larger than the one she threw. (It's gotta be the Puppy Chow.) Charley comes up and shows Emily Elizabeth his new telescope. It's really neat. He explains that you can't see very much during the day, but at night you can see stars and planets and maybe even a spaceship. Jetta comes up. She doesn't see how Charley's going to see much with a toy telescope. Charley clarifies that it's a real telescope and you can see real planets with it, including the big red planet, Mars. Jetta tries out the telescope. She looks and thinks the sees the big red planet. But it's just Clifford, the big red dog. Emily Elizabeth thinks that the telescope is really neat and to celebrate it, they should have a telescope party that night. They'll have all sorts of neat stuff. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth leave to set up for the party. Jetta ends up covered in sand. With Emily Elizabeth and Clifford gone, Jetta talks to Charley. She tells him that if she had a real telescope, she wouldn't bring it to a party. He could get sand in it and ruin it. Charley says that he just won't bring it then. Jetta says that wouldn't be a good idea, since everyone is expecting him to bring the telescope. If she were him, she wouldn't come to the party at all. Over at Emily Elizabeth's, Emily Elizabeth and her Mom are setting up the party. They've got ballons and a planet mobile, which is hanging off of Clifford. Mrs. Howard comments that someday Emily Elizabeth may travel in space. Clifford fantasizes about riding in the rocket. The scene changes to that night, where everyone is at the party watching the shooting stars, the moon and more using cardboard telescopes. Everyone's there, including Dan and and Mary. About the only one of Emily Elizabeth's friends who isn't there is Charley. We see Jetta doing "moonwalking." Actually, it's simulating moonwalking, with Jetta hanging on strings off of Clifford. Emily Elizabeth wonders where Charley is. The scene cuts to Charley, who's bored. Back at the party, Emily Elizabeth presents "rockets," which are actually food. They're not going to eat them though. They're going to launch them to the moon. This consists of throwing the "rockets" into Clifford's mouth. Mary has a try at this. Emily Elizabeth wonders again where Charley could be. Jetta tells her that he's probably not coming. Emily Elizabeth quickly realizes what Jetta is up to. She counters that it doesn't matter whether Charley can bring his telescope or not. He should just be at the party. Everyone agrees and Jetta comes around too. They use Clifford as a "big red spaceship" to go and pick up Charley. Charley sees them coming, Clifford with all sorts of lights attached to him. They pretend that they're aliens, calling for Charley to come aboard their "big red spaceship." Then Emily Elizabeth drops down and tells him not to be scared. It's just them. She tells him that they want him and don't care about the telescope. However, it turns out that there's a way he can bring the telescope after all. He says they can use it, so long as they keep it in the "big red spaceship." Back at the party, everyone enjoys looking through the telescope. Charley says that maybe one day they'll travel to other planets. Emily Elizabeth concurs. Her, him and their big red spaceship.moreless
Clifford's found a new toy, a large ship ring thingy. It's multi-functional, as it can be a ring or a frisbee. He wants Emily Elizabeth to play with him, but she doesn't seem to be around anymore. He looks in her bedroom and she's not there. He tries looking in the living room, but she's not there either. His next destination is the park. The park, however, is entirely empty. Then he sees that the ferry has come in and wonders if everybody went down to watch it come in. The scene changes to down at the docks, which is where Emily Elizabeth is. She's thanking Victor and Pedro for getting her this huge bunch of balloons. Then, she sees that Clifford is coming. This isn't good, as the balloons are for Clifford. She passes them off to Victor and Pedro to hide. They work quickly, covering them inside a crate. Clifford bounds up and makes it obvious that he wants to play with Emily Elizabeth. She tells him that she's too busy to play, while trying to hold down the balloons. Clifford keeps trying, whimpering and rolling around, but Emily Elizabeth tells him again that she can't play right now. So Clifford heads off, hoping to maybe play with Cleo and T-Bone. The scene changes to Cleo and T-Bone. They're wheeling a wagon containing a very large bone with a bow around it. Cleo comments that this was a great idea of hers. T-Bone reminds her that it was both their ideas. Just then, Clifford's toy comes rolling around the street. Cleo and T-Bone wonder what it is. T-Bone goes up and sniffs it. It's Clifford's! Cleo tries to hide the wagon, but without realizing it, she sends it hurtling down the street. T-Bone tries to tell her, but Clifford comes up and she covers his mouth. When Clifford asks what she's doing, Cleo tells him that T-Bone had onions for breakfast. They make his breath all stinky. Clifford asks if they can play, but Cleo says that they have to go home and get T-Bone's teeth brushed so his breath won't smell anymore. Clifford leaves, dejected. Cleo uncovers T-Bone's mouth and notices that the wagon is gone. Cleo asks T-Bone why he didn't say anything. Clifford continues looking for stuff to do. He wonders if there's any fun to be had down at the dunes. We see that Charley and Samuel are down at the dunes, carrying a large, bone-shaped cake for Clifford. They see Clifford and manage to hide in time, but Samuel ends up with frosting all over himself. Clifford ends up down by the shore. He's bored. There's nothing to do. Then he starts playing with his toy and finds that he can have fun on his own. He hears Emily Elizabeth calling him. When he doesn't find her in front of his house, he hears her call again and finds her in the back. She leads him around the back, where there's a huge party going on. She explains that's why she couldn't spend time with him earlier and wishes him a happy birthday.
"The Ears Have It"
It's Founder's Day on Birdwell Island and everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Sheriff Lewis (T-Bone with him) is on his way to set up for the fireworks, when he notices a car parked in front a fire hydrant. That's not good, as he really doesn't want to have to write any tickets on Founder's Day, but the car is definitely in violation. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth come up. Sheriff Lewis asks if Clifford could do him a favor. He has Clifford pick up the car and move it to a legal parking spot. He thanks Clifford and asks Emily Elizabeth if she could do him another favor. He's going to be setting up the fireworks. However, T-Bone is afraid of loud noises and he was wondering if he could hang around her for today. Emily Elizabeth has something else to do, but she says that T-Bone could hang around Clifford. Elsewhere on the island, Mrs. Diller and Cleo are leaving Mr. Kibble's. Cleo is all dressed up for Founder's Day. She has lots of colorful bows and ribbons her. Mrs. Diller comments that she's going to outshine the Founder's Day fireworks. Cleo goes off and joins T-Bone and Clifford. Clifford comments on all of her bows. She repeats about how Mrs. Diller said that she would outshine the fireworks. T-Bone whimpers. Clifford explains to Cleo that she oughtn't mention the fireworks. T-Bone's afraid of loud noises. Cleo asks T-Bone why he didn't tell them that he was afraid of loud noises before now. T-Bone explains that he thought they would think he's a scaredy-cat. He says that he doesn't want to be scared of loud noises, since he'd really like to see the fireworks. Clifford and Cleo decide to help him. They take him to a construction site. T-Bone tells them that he doesn't like all the noise. Clifford says that he doesn't like it either. Cleo explains her strategy for dealing with it, she's going to make noise right back. She says that if you're scared of something, you should scare it right back. She howls and then has T-Bone join in. Then, she asks Clifford to join in. At first, Clifford's extremely loud howling disturbs the constructon workers. But then he howls again and this time the howling is set to background music. Everyone starts dancing as Cleo and Clifford howl. Finally, they stop. However, they see that T-Bone is cowering on the ground. This time, it was Clifford's loud howling that scared him. That didn't work, so they try something else. Their new idea is to get him used to loud noises slowly. Clifford says "boo" to him and it doesn't scare him. So they try quiet windchimes. That works, but when they make the windchimes a bit louder, T-Bone's scared again. Clifford bangs cymbals, but it's stil not working. Finally, Clifford picks up a large crate. T-Bone's scared, as he knows it's going to make a loud noise when it drops. Clifford drops it and it crashes, but T-Bone doesn't seem to be scared. Their hard work payed off. Then the ferry horn blasts and T-Bone gets spooked. He runs away, all the way to his dog house. Clifford and Cleo try to convince him to come out. They explain that they don't think he's a scaredy-cat. Cleo says that everyone's afraid of something. For example, she's afraid of the dark. That's why she has a glow-in-the-dark hedgehog toy. And Clifford admits that he's afraid of spiders, even though he knows they're really friendly. T-Bone thanks them. He says that if they want, they can watch the fireworks, while he stay homes. Cleo's okay with this and she starts to walk off, but Clifford puts his foot in front of her path, stopping him. He says they're going to stay right there and watch the fireworks from T-Bone's house. So they do. They're beautiful and T-Bone wears earmuffs so he doesn't have to hear the noise. The fireworks continue, the last one we see being one of Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone.moreless
Clifford, T-Bone, Cleo and Mac are starting "doggy-school." Before class, there's some chatter about the teacher, Brittany Spaniel. Mrs. Diller says that she's heard that Brittany is the best doggy-school teacher around. Emily Elizabeth says that Clifford had some trouble sleeping the night before. Sheriff Lewis says that T-Bone had some too. He thinks that T-Bone's worried about how he's going to do. The class starts. Brittany says hello to all the dogs and starts with the first trick, a "simple rollover." She asks Cleo to demonstrate first. Cleo does, but she does a bit more than a simple rollover. Instead, she rolls over a couple times in a fancy style. Brittany says that although it was more than a simple rollover, it was creative. She asks Clifford to go next, and maybe that wasn't such a good idea. Clifford rolls on his side, leaving an impression in the ground and shaking up Brittany. He then completes the rollover. Brittany jokes that Clifford makes a "big impression." She has Mac go next. Mac comments to T-Bone that he's going to show him how it's done. He's not doing any tricks unless he gets treats. Brittany asks him to do the trick and he just stands there and yawns. She demonstrates the trick herself. T-Bone comments that she's good at it. Cleo says that she's not very creative. Mac still won't do the trick. So Brittany pulls out a tummy-yummy. Suddenly, Mac is all over the trick. He rolls over and then grabs the treat. He returns to the other dogs, commenting that there's "nothing to it." Finally, it's T-Bone's turn. He heads up, hesitates at first and then performs the rollover. Brittany tells him that it was "fine, just fine." Just fine? T-Bone's beginning to think that Brittany doesn't like him. In any case, the class is over for the time being. It's time for recess. The next day, Brittany has a new trick, fetch. This is another wild one for Clifford as it causes him to go bounding. The other dogs basically do the same as before, including T-Bone, who gets another "just fine." Finally, the week comes to an end. Brittany reminds them of the graduation the next day. Cleo hopes that she'll get a big graduation trophy. Clifford hopes that all of his family can be there. Mac hopes that there's a lot to eat. T-Bone isn't looking forward to graduation at all. Graduation finally comes. Brittany first calls Cleo and gives her an award for enthusiasm. She next calls Clifford, who gets a huge medal for "the biggest impression." Next is Mac, for the best tricks for treats. Jetta goes up to accept the award, but Mac won't follow until Jetta tempts him with a tummy-yummy. Jetta comments that she always knew that Mac was the best behaved dog on the island. She heads off, but once again, Mac won't leave until given a tummy-yummy. T-Bone thinks he knows what's coming next and covers his ears. But to his surprise, Brittany says that the final award goes to a hard working, tries his best, absolutely delightful student: T-Bone. He and Sheriff Lewis proudly accept the award as Brittany comments that T-Bone is a very fine dog. Confetti rains and T-Bone joins his other happy classmates.
"Islander of the Year"
Ms. Lee is just finishing reading a story at the library. After finishing, she announces that it's time for the annual Birdwell Islander of the Year contest. She explains that in order to enter someone, all one has to do is write a short paper about the person you think has helped people the most on Birdwell Island. Jetta immediately wants to know if there's a prize. Ms. Lee says that there isn't, but the winning essay will appear in the Birdwell Beacon and the Islander of the Year's picture will appear on the library wall along with the winners of past years. As Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Vaz and Clifford head home, Emily Elizabeth wonders who she should write about. Clifford barks and Vaz jokes that Clifford wants to enter the contest too. Emily Elizabeth thanks Clifford, but she doesn't think she's earned it this year. Maybe in the future. Clifford imagines. A futuristic Emily Elizabeth in space gear with a number 1 shirt accepts a trophy from Ms. Lee. She then blasts off into outer space. The next week, everyone is in the library for the reading of the essays. Emily Elizabeth asks Charley to tell her who he wrote about, but Charley says that she'll just have to wait until he reads his essay, like everyone else. Ms. Lee calls the first person to read their essay: Emily Elizabeth. She didn't think she'd have to go first, but with Clifford's encouragement, she heads up. Her nomination is Dr. Dihn. She explains how Dr. Dihn nursed a sick whale back to health. Then Clifford helped her return it to the ocean. She thinks that Dr. Dihn would be a good choice because she takes care of all the animals on the island. Next is Charley. His nominee is Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis is not only a great sheriff, but he's also the soccer coach. One time, they were trying to practice, but they couldn't play because they didn't have a goalpost. So Clifford became the goalpost. After Charley, Jetta reads her essay. To everyone's shock, Jetta nominates herself. She recalls a time when she saved a kitten stuck in a tree at the park all by herself. She describes that she used Clifford to help her up to the kitty. Ms. Lee interrupts, noting that Jetta said that she did it all by herself. Jetta says that she did... with Clifford. Anyways, she bravely reached up and rescued the kitty. For that, and "other reasons too numerous to mention," she should be Birdwell Islander of the Year. Emily Elizabeth notes to herself that she remembers it a little differently. It was Clifford who first noticed the kitty and then lifted Jetta to rescue it. Oh well. Finally, Vaz reads his essay, about Firechief Campbell. The most important thing he did was save the Birdwell Island museum. The firetruck had gotten a flat tire. This wasn't good, as a ladder was needed to reach the fire. So Firechief Campbell used Clifford as a ladder and saved the museum. With the essays finished, Ms. Lee announces the winner. Surprising everyone, she says that the winner was someone who wasn't nominated, but helped everyone in the island in a big way. The winner is Clifford, the big red dog. Clifford, who's been watching and listening from outside, wraps his ears around his eyes, a bit embarrassed. Ms. Lee says that since everyones essays mentioned Clifford, they'll all be featured in the newspaper. She says that Clifford showed that it isn't just helping in an emergency that makes a difference, but helping in all sorts of little ways.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing the park. It's fall and they're all having fun jumping in leaf piles. Clifford and Cleo both jump and then ask T-Bone why he isn't jumping in his pile. T-Bone explains that he's trying to create the biggiest, crunchiest leaf pile ever. His pile isn't big enough yet. He needs more crunchy leaves. So Cleo and T-Bone help in gathering up more leaves. Cleo makes a comment about it being a perfect way to spend a Saturday. This sets off a bell in T-Bone's mind. He realizes that he's supposed to be playing fetch with Sheriff Lewis today. He asks Clifford to watch the pile of leaves while he does that. Clifford agrees and T-Bone heads off. Now alone, Cleo and Clifford consider the leaf pile. Clifford thinks that it would really be great to jump in it. Cleo agrees at first and then realizes what Clifford is thinking. He doesn't want to jump in it, right now, does he? Cleo reminds him that he promised T-Bone to watch it. Clifford acknowledges this, but then he just can't help it and before Cleo can stop him he's jumped in the pile. Then, shortly after, a stiff wind blows away all the leaves. Cleo figures that they can just create a new pile. This doesn't work for Clifford though. He promised T-Bone to take of that leaf pile. Cleo notes that the leaves must be all over Birdwell Island by now. Clifford decides that they'll just have to go and find them all. They head off. They find one of them underneath a van. They find another stuck on a compass on top of a house. Some time passes and they head over to Clifford's with a bagful. One of the leaves flies into Mr. Bleakman's yard and into a trash can he's keeping leaves in. While Mr. Bleakman's turned the other way, Clifford grabs the trash can to get the leaves. Mr. Bleakman turns around and silently wonders what happened to the trash can. Clifford and Cleo get the leaf and then return the trash can without Mr. Bleakman noticing. So he's suprised when he turns around and there it is again. Finally, Cleo and Clifford head for the docks. There's the just one leaf left and they manage to claim it after it falls into a bowl of chips being eaten by a customer at the edge of the dock. Down by the shore, Clifford and Cleo are relieved that they've finally collected all the leaves. Then, suddenly, the wind blows one of them away. Despite Cleo's protests, Clifford bounds after it. He finally catches it, at the end of the docks, but then loses his balance and falls into the water, soaking the lady eating her chips and Cleo. They return to the beach once more, this time with all the leaves for certain. Back at the park, they dump them out, reforming the leaf pile. Clifford then says that he just wants to take one tiny jump. He promises. Cleo reminds him of what happened the last time he made a promise. Clifford admits that she's right and goes back to watching the pile. T-Bone returns. He's happy they watched the pile for him. Another wind comes, but Clifford protects the pile. T-Bone notes that the wind knocked down about a "million more leaves." He, Clifford and Cleo gather them up in the crunchiest pile ever. Then, to thank Clifford for watching the pile, T-Bone lets him jump in it. It's a tremendous crunch. The leaves are scattered again, but they don't mind. They'll just pile them back together. Clifford promises it'll be great.
Emily Elizabeth and her friends are playing soccer at school. Clifford is the goalie, but Charley manages to get the ball past him for a goal. Recess ends and their teacher announces that coming up Monday is "Silly Sports Day." She has the class draw for their acitivity to do on that day. Emily Elizabeth draws and gets the Feather Pillow Toss. Jetta draws and gets the Cream Pie Long Jump. At first, she doesn't want to do it, but then when Emily Elizabeth says that she got her picture in the paper for doing it last year, Jetta changes her mind and says it'll be perfect for her. Charley gets Jiggly Juggling. He's supposed to juggle three bags of jiggly gelatin. However, he says that it sounds to easy and that he's going to try to juggle six. Later that day at his Dad Samuel's restaurant, Charley is busy preparing gelatin. Samuel jokes that it's a lot of gelatin to eat and Charley explains that it's for "Silly Sports Day." He tries to demonstrate the juggling, but ends up spinning around too fast and dropping the bag on the floor, causing the gelatin to splatter. Samuel thinks Charley will be great at Jiggly Juggling, outside. Sometime later in the week, Emily Elizabeth is practicing the Feather Pillow Toss. She keeps throwing the pillow, but it just keeps blowing in her face. Then, she throws the pillow and it not only doesn't blow back, it sails way afar. Emily Elizabeth looks behind her and realizes that Clifford is blowing on the pillow. She tells Clifford that she appreciates it, but she wants to do this on her own. Then, Mary comes wheeling in, shouting that Charley is going to demonstrate Jiggly-Juggling. Charley gives a demonstration. He first does it with one bag, then two. However, when he gets to three bags, he ends up dropping them all. He tries a couple more times, but only succeeds in getting gelatin on himself. Charley continues to practice, but he just keeps dropping the bags. At one point, when Samuel comments that he's looking forward to Charley's event, Charley says that he's decided not to do it. It's too hard. Samuel says that juggling is rather hard. He then tries juggling some stuff himself and ends up cracking an egg on his head. He says that he never could master it himself. But it doesn't really matter because it's fun. Charley agrees that he's right and decides not to quit. The next day, Charley is practicing juggling down by the shore. Clifford is watching. He seems to have gotten pretty good with three bags, although he still drops them occasionally. He thinks for a moment about quitting again, but Clifford encourages him to continue trying. As Charley juggles, Clifford throws in a fourth bag. Charley stumbles at first, but then realizes that he's able to juggle four bags. Finally, the Silly Sports Day comes. Everyone watches as Charley juggles the three bags. Then Clifford tosses in a fourth one. Charley does okay with this, so Clifford tosses in a fifth one. Everyone's amazed as Charley retains his control with this. Then, Charley asks Clifford to toss in a fifth bag. Clifford's reluctant at first, but Charley tells him it's okay. The scene goes to slow-motion as Clifford tosses the bag. It lands in Charley's hand and now he's juggling six bags. Pretty soon, he loses control, but not before juggling them for a decent amount of time. He bows, saying "how's that for silly?" Then, someone notes that Jetta is doing the Cream Pie Long Jump. Everyone heads over to watch. Jetta successfully completes the jump, but wonders where the newspaper people are. Then, Clifford licks some of the cream off of her. Emily Elizabeth says that Jetta has one really big fan, Clifford.moreless
T-Bone is outside of Mr. Kibble's shop. Mr. Kibble has just gotten a truckload of new toys. As he carries some of them in, he drops one, a porcupine squeak-toy, on the ground and doesn't notice. Since Mr. Kibble doesn't seem to have noticed, T-Bone decides to take it. He meets up with Clifford and Cleo at the park. They're playing hide-and-seek and Cleo's just found Clifford for the fifth time very quickly. (It doesn't help that no matter where Clifford hides, he's so large that he's easily visible from just about any direction.) T-Bone greets them and shows him the toy. However, he gets a bit dodgy when they ask where he found it, saying that he found it, in "the street." In any case, it's "finders-keepers." That's fair, right? They play with it for a bit and then Cleo notes that it's a lot like the toys Mr. Kibble sells. T-Bone gets nervous, saying that it's getting dark and he has to go home. Cleo calls him on this, as it's not getting dark at all. He says he has to go home anyway and leaves. As he heads home, he passes by a house where a brother and sister are fighting. The girl grabs a basketball from her brother and starts playing with it. Her Mom comes out and reprimands her, saying that she knows it's not her ball and she shouldn't take it. She gives it back and they start playing peacefully. T-Bone continues along and sees a boy and his father posting signs. The boy comments that he hopes somebody found his bike. Finally, T-Bone arrives home, where he's warmly welcomed by Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis calls him a great dog and gives him a bowl of his favorite food. However, as Sheriff Lewis goes inside, T-Bone pushes the bowl away. He's not feeling like such a great dog. That night, when he goes to bed, T-Bone tries to hide the squeak-toy in a bush. It pops out the first time, but he forces it in a second time and this time it stays in. He goes to sleep, but starts dreaming. In his dream, a ghostly version of himself appears, like something out of "A Christmas Carol." The ghostly version says that he's the part of him that tells him what the right thing to do is. However, lately T-Bone hasn't been listening to him. He grabs T-Bone and takes him for a trip into the past. There, T-Bone sees another, younger version of himself. This younger version is playing with a rope toy with Sheriff Lewis. This is back when he was just a puppy. Something very bad also happened back then, as we see. Somehow some other dogs got a hold of it. T-Bone notices them playing with it and says that it's his toy and asks if they want to play with it with him. They say yes at first, but when he approaches them, they tell him that it's theirs now. "Finders-keepers." We see the younger T-Bone crying, very upset over the loss of his favorite toy. T-Bone wakes up and considers things. He figures that although he may have been upset over the rope toy, Mr. Kibble probably won't even miss the squeak-toy. He has lots of toys. He goes back to sleep. Then, all of a sudden, the porcupine toy appears! It starts multiplying, surrounding him in ever-growing circle! Then... he wakes up! It was just another dream. Except, he hasn't actually woken up. Instead, his conscience is back. T-Bone explains how he doesn't think Mr. Kibble will miss the squeak-toy and he's taken on another trip. This time, he's floating outside of Mr. Kibbles. We look in and see Mr. Kibble searching desperately for the squeak-toy. He knows he ordered one, but he just can't seem to find it. His dog Harriet is really upset about it, she really wanted that toy. T-Bones conscience narrates that Harriet really wanted to play with that toy yesterday, but Mr. Kibble just couldn't find it anywhere. T-Bone wakes up again. He realizes that he knows now what he has to do. He gets the squeak-toy out of the bush and promises to take it to Mr. Kibble first thing in the morning. He falls asleep again, where he's once again greeted by his conscience. This time though, his conscience just wants to tell him that he's proud of him. He then lets T-Bone have some sleep. That morning, Clifford and Cleo come to wake up T-Bone. They want to play with the squeak-toy. T-Bone admits that they can't and explains that it's actually Mr. Kibble's. He asks them to go with him to return it. They do and Mr. Kibble sees T-Bone and thanks him for returning the squeak toy. He pats him on the head and tells him that he did the right thing.
"The Dog Who Cried Woof"
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are on Samuel's houseboat. It's late at night and they're listening to Samuel tell scary stories. The particular one he's telling as the episode opens is about "Whiffy the Skunk Ghost." This is a 20-foot tall ghost of a skunk. He terrified the villagers with his foul-smelling stink. Just then, something large comes up behind Emily Elizabeth and Charley. Is it Whiffy?! Oh no, it's just the dogs. They want to hear the story too. Samuel continues. One day he just disappeared. Nobody knows where he lives, but some say that he dwells in Birdwell Park. Emily Elizabeth asks if the story is true. Samuel assures her that it isn't. Clifford and T-Bone don't seem to be so sure though, although Cleo doesn't seem to be scared. The next day, the dogs are playing in the park. Cleo wants to play hide-and-seek, in the woods. She's surprised when Clifford and T-Bone don't want to do this at first and realizes that they're scared of Whiffy. Cleo assures them that he doesn't exist and they go off to play. Clifford is "it" and so everyone else hides. The game is soon interrupted when Cleo starts yelling for help. She says that Whiffy the Skunk Ghost is after her. Clifford panics and starts looking around for him. He thinks he sees him, but it's just T-Bone. Now Clifford is panicked too. Then, all of a sudden, Cleo is gone. Finally, they find her, laughing. It turns out it was just a trick! There was no skunk-ghost, she was just "having a little fun" with him. Clifford and T-Bone don't find it fun at all. Cleo says that they should go swimming and T-Bone and Clifford agree. Swimming's more fun than tricks. They go swimming, but then they notice that Cleo is gone again. Suddenly, they hear a scream. It's Cleo! Whiffy is after her. They find her behind a bush, rolling on the ground laughing. She can't believe they fell for it again. They, however, or shocked. They can't believe she tricked them again. They tell her again that it isn't nice and make her promise to stop. Sometime later on, they're once again playing hide-and-seek. Clifford finds T-Bone and then hears a scream from Cleo. This time, though, he's rather relucntant to come to her rescue. T-Bone says that she's probably trying to trick them again. Clifford says he'll go check. Discreetly, Clifford peeks under the bush Cleo is hiding behind and sees Cleo rolling around laughing. He reports back to T-Bone that Cleo is indeed trying to trick them again. They decide to leave, figuring that once Cleo realizes they're not coming, she'll come out and apologize. As they head off, Cleo continues to roll around behind the bush, more and more amused with herself. Then, she realizes that they haven't come for her. She starts heading in their direction, but then her bow gets stuck on a branch. She's trapped and she can't move. The scene changes to Emily Elizabeth's, where Clifford and Cleo are playing. Emily Elizabeth gets a phone call. It's Mrs. Diller, wanting to know if Emily Elizabeth knows where Cleo is. Emily Elizabeth tells her that although Clifford and T-Bone are there, she hasn't seen Cleo all day. Clifford and T-Bone realize something is amiss and head back for the forest. Back at the forest, Cleo is engaging in a little self-berating. She says that if she ever gets out, she'll never play tricks again. Then, something moves behind the bush. Cleo hopes it's Clifford and T-Bone, but it's not. It's a skunk, a real-live skunk. Cleo tries to frighten it off, but it sprays her stinky odor all over her. Soon after, Clifford and T-Bone reach the forest and catch wind of the nasty smell. They think Cleo really has been captured by the skunk ghost. They reach her, where Cleo explains what happened. Clifford frees her bow from the branch. She promises (this time for real) not to play tricks on them again. With Cleo out of the forest, she's now at Mr. Kibble's getting cleaned up. Clifford and T-Bone watch from outside, notin that Mr. Kibble's already given her four baths. Finally, Cleo's done. She emerges from Mr. Kibbles and we hear once more that she's learned her lesson.moreless
"Little Clifford" begins with a pan-shot, showing Clifford dozing outside Emily Elizabeth's school on Birdwell Island. The scene then changes to inside Emily Elizabeth's class, where Emily Elizabeth is just starting an oral report: "My Favorite Memory." We get to experience her favorite memory in the form of a flashback sequence as the scene changes to when she was a little girl living in an apartment in the big city. Back then, she wanted a dog more than anything. Her room was decorated with pictures of dogs. We see her on her bed, looking at pictures of different types of dogs and considering what it would be like to have them. The next scene is Emily Elizabeth's birthday. She's blowing out the candles on her cake and she makes a wish. Mr. and Mrs. Howard ask her what she wished for and she answers that you're not supposed to reveal what you wished for. It doesn't matter because they already know. They ask her if she wished for a dog and explain that Mr. Bradley's dog just had a litter of puppies. They're going to take her to pick one out, if she wants to, of course. She does, of course and so they go to meet Mr. Bradley. There, we see three puppies crowded around a fairly large (nowhere near Clifford size, but fairly large for a normal dog) mother. They all vie for Emily Elizabeth's attention, but then Emily Elizabeth notices another dog, cowering behind the mother. She calls for him and the dog, a very small, red puppy comes bounding up. She says that she wants him to be her dog. Mr. Bradley tries to convince her otherwise, as he's the runt of the litter and won't ever grow. It's too late though, Emily Elizabeth has already made up her mind. She wants him and she's naming him Clifford. Back at the apartment, Emily Elizabeth puts Clifford on the floor to explore. He bounds for one of Emily Elizabeth's toys, a bunny toy that dwarfs him in size. He's surprised when he attacks it and gets no reaction out of it. Emily Elizabeth thinks that Clifford's going to like his new home. Later on, Emily Elizabeth goes to feed Clifford. However, she finds that Clifford is so small that he can't even climb up to reach the food in his food dish. She'll just have to find another way of feeding him and ends up feeding him with a baby bottle. Further trouble ensues when Clifford goes missing. She asks her Dad if he's seen him and it turns out that he was hiding inside one of her Dad's shoes. He comments that Clifford is so small, he hopes that he doesn't get into trouble. In another scene, we see Clifford trying to climb up Mrs. Howard's purse. He finally succeeds and ends up inside the purse. Mrs. Howard soon picks it up and asks Emily Elizabeth to come along to the bakery with her. Emily Elizabeth doesn't want to leave, as she hasn't said goodbye to Clifford, but Mrs. Howard says that it'll only be a few minutes. When they get to the bakery, Mrs. Howard is very surprised when she opens her purse and Clifford hops out of it. He causes quite a mess, landing in a cupcake, turning over pies and messing up a wedding cake. He's finally caught, but the clerk is quite upset. As he closes the door, after Emily Elizabeth and her Mom have left, he puts up a "No dogs" sign. As they head home, Emily Elizabeth apologizes for Clifford's behavior. Mrs. Howard says that she knows that it wasn't Clifford's fault, but she sometimes worries about Clifford. Being so small could be quite a problem. Emily Elizabeth says that she'll just have to help him grow. One morning, Emily Elizabeth wakes up and to her surprise, Clifford seems to have grown. She takes him downstairs, where her Mom sees him and agrees. Clifford has indeed grown, he's big enough to eat out of his food dish without any trouble now. Another morning, Clifford has grown some more. He's pretty large now, at least the size of his Mom if not larger. Then, one morning, Emily Elizabeth wakes up to find that she can't fit on her bed. The entire thing is taken up by Clifford. She shows Clifford to her parents, who realize that their small apartment is no place for such a large dog like Clifford. They're not going to let him go though, so they're just going to have to move. And such concludes Emily Elizabeth's story about Clifford, her big, red dog.
"Welcome to Birdwell Island"
"Welcome to Birdwell Island" picks up pretty much where "Little Clifford" left off, but not without a bit of exposition first. The closing bell rings at Emily Elizabeth's school (perhaps not on the same day as her report, although it's not really stated) as Clifford is bounding for the school. Emily Elizabeth and Charley hitch a ride on him. Charley comments that everyone on the island loves Clifford. Emily Elizabeth concurs, but notes that not everyone felt that way at first. Charley's surprised about this, so Emily Elizabeth explains the story of what happened when she and Clifford came to Birdwell Island. The scene changes to the past, with Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and Mr. and Mrs. Howard on the ferry to Birdwell Island. They arrive at the island, where they're greeted by Victor and Pedro. They greet them warmly, but they're less than enthusiastic, and even rather scared when Emily Elizabeth introduces Clifford. As Emily Elizabeth and family head for their new home, Victor and Pedro comment that such a large dog could be a large problem. The scene cuts briefly back to Emily Elizabeth and Charley. Charley doesn't think it was fair that Victor and Pedro judged Clifford before they got to know him. Emily Elizabeth agrees, but says that they weren't the only ones on the island that felt that way. The scene returns to the past. Emily Elizabeth and family are at the new house and they're meeting their neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman. Like Victor and Pedro, they're pleased to meet them. However, when Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford, they're less than pleased. They also think it could be a big problem to have such a large dog on the island (and as a neighbor.) Later on, Emily Elizabeth is out walking with Clifford. She comes upon the mailman, who's also scared of Clifford, although he doesn't say as much. Emily Elizabeth continues along and meets Jetta and her dog Mac (or Machiavelli as Jetta introduces him.) Jetta goes on about Mac, saying that he's the fastest, bravest dog on the island. Then Emily Elizabeth asks if Jetta wants to meet her dog, Clifford. Suddnely, Mac isn't so brave. He cowers in the presence of Clifford. Clifford likcs Jetta, getting slobber all over her. Jetta comments that such a large dog doesn't belong on "our island." Emily Elizabeth heads home, comforting Clifford. She tells him that he does belong on the island and that she just wishes people would take the time to get to know him better. Sometime in the future, Emily Elizabeth is playing frisbee in the park with Clifford, using a garbage-can lid as the frisbee. As he bounds along chasing it, Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman make disparaging comments about him and Jetta comments that he also slobbers. Then a firetruck comes speeding into the park. There's a fire in the park. It seems that someone didn't do a good job of putting out their campfire. The firecrew starts doing their best to put it out, but it's a large fire and they don't have a lot of water. They enlist the help of the people in the park, who start a row of buckets to transfer water from the park in the pond. This, however, seems to be very ineffective, as their little splashes from the bucket are immediately neutralized by the burgeoning fire. Emily Elizabeth sees what's going on and asks if she can help. She's told that she can't, but Clifford has other ideas. He starts sucking up water from the pond. This annoys Mr. Bleakman, who thinks Clifford is drinking the water, leaving them without any to fight the fire with. To their surprise, however, Clifford instead turns towards the fire and begins spraying it with a huge blast of water. This is much more effective than the firemens' spray and it puts out the fire pretty quickly. Suddenly, everyone's not so down on Clifford. They introduce themselves to him and call him a good dog. They realize that he never really was a problem. Back from the flashback, Charley comments that everyone learned a lesson. They learned not to judge someone before you get to know them.moreless
Jetta has lost her sweater and can't seem to find it anywhere. Emily Elizabeth comes over and asks if she can help. So they go hunting for it. Jetta wants Mac to come with them and so she calls for him. When he doesn't come right away, she says that she has a tummy-yummy, as this always gets Mac to come. But this time, Mac doesn't come. We see him, with Jetta's ruined sweater. Now we know why he's not coming. Jetta laments that first she lost her sweater and now she's lost her dog. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta go to search for Mac and Clifford decides to hunt for him too. He's soon accompanied by Cleo and T-Bone. They eventually find him, hiding under a bush. They see the ruined sweater and realize why he's hiding. Mac explains: he didn't mean to ruin the sweater, it was an accident. But now Jetta is going to be mad at him and he doesn't want to face her. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone tell Mac that they don't think Jetta's going to be all that mad with him. She really misses him and is heartbroken that he's disappeared. So Mac finally returns home, although at first he tries to run away. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta, having not found Mac during their search, decide to return home. Maybe Mac returned while they were away. Jetta's pleased to find Mac is home. Mac shows Jetta the ruined shirt and she's a bit upset, but mostly she's just glad that Mac is back. And not only that, but this gives her an excuse to go shopping for a new shirt. Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that he should never run away either. There's nothing he could ever do that would make her stop loving him.
It's Halloween on Birdwell Island and everyone's getting dressed up for the festivities. Emily Elizabeth is dressed as a caveman and she's dressed Clifford up as a lion. Mrs. Diller's gotten dressed up too and she's dressed up Cleo as well. She tells Jetta that Mac has a cute outfit. Jetta complains that it's not cute, it's scary. He's Frankenstein's monster. The festivities for the evening include a movie and an outdoor picnic. However, Jetta can't really seem to get into the festivities. The movie, which is being presented courtesy of Victor and Pedro is a standard B-list scary movie, with the requisite scene where a lady opens a closet door, finds that there's no ghost and is relieved, only to then find that the ghost is behind her. After the movie, Clifford hangs around, trying to figure out how everyone was fit into the small projection screen. At the picnic area, Jetta says that she's going to go home. She and Mac are getting really bored and they're just not getting scared. So Victor and Pedro offer to escort her back home. Back at the theater area, a wind causes the large, white projection screen to fly into Clifford, draping over him and making him look like a ghost. It's covering his eyes and so he can't see, so he heads towards the picnic area, trying to figure out what's going on. Jetta, Mac, Victor and Pedro see him on the way to Jetta's house and think that he's the "Ghost of Birdwell Island." They race back to the campsite, creating a mass panic. Only Emily Elizabeth remains calm and as Clifford comes closer, she soon realizes that it's him. Jetta is forced to admit that she and Mac actually got kind of scared. So maybe it wasn't such a bad Halloween after all. Emily Elizabeth says that next year, she's going to dress Clifford up as a ghost to avoid this problem. He'll be Clifford, her "big, white ghost."moreless
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