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  • Frog in the Moon / Moon Music and Sun Songs

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    S 2 : Ep 16 - 12/3/06

    Frog in the Moon: Impressed by Felix's jumping ability, Bounce suggests that he could jump all the way to the moon. Squirt, Bounce and Spinner playfully encourage the idea, not realizing that Felix and Bounce are taking it seriously. Felix ends up bouncing all the way up the Hollow Tree, not realizing that he's putting himself in danger.

    Moon Music and Sun Songs: Scratch and his brothers, a band of crickets, move in to Sunny Patch near the Hollow Tree. This noisy band starts keeping up everyone late at night with loud rock music. When asked to stop, they say that they're simply doing what comes naturally. The bugs of Sunny Patch look for a way to help them see it's better to be good to bugs, lest they never get a decent night's sleep again.moreless
  • Good Deed Seeds; Shelley and the Brain

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 10/8/06

    Good Deed Seeds: After granting a favor to Spiderus and his family, Miss Spider suggests that instead of paying her back, they simply pass the good deed on to someone else. Spiderus isn't sure he understands Miss Spider's reasoning that doing so is like "planting a seed," but ends up passing on the deed anyway. Squirt, Dragon and Bounce watch with delight as the seed continues to grow and their friends spread good deeds throughout Sunny Patch. Shelley and the Brain: Since moving to Sunny Patch, Feather has established the Sunny Patch Strong Bug Club, but only has one member -- Shelley the snail. The two hold a meeting to try to gain more members for their club, which uses its members' combined strength to perform good deeds. Wiggle is the only one to apply and is rejected because they don't consider him strong enough. Though he wishes greatly to be in the club, Miss Spider urges him to consider that he has other qualities that may be important than pure physical strength.moreless
  • Eclipse; Hide and Sleuth

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 9/17/06

    Eclipse: While playing with their Uncle Gus, the kids notice that it's getting dark really early. Gus explains that it's because of a eclipse, which is when the moon blocks the sun. While Gus and the kids get prepared for the eclipse, Bounce fears that the sun may never come back and he thinks of a way to bring it back. Hide and Sleuth: Squirt and Bounce decide to play a game of Hide and Seek. Shelly asks if he can play too and the two let him, even though they think the game will be boring because Shelly is really slow. But during one round, they can't seem to find Shelley anywhere. With the help of Stinky, Squirt and Bounce look all over Sunny Patch for Shelley.moreless
  • Giddy Up Bugs; A Plushy Parable

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 9/16/06

    Giddy Up Bugs: Sawyer, a genuine cowbug, arrives in Sunny Patch with a group of aphids. They're harvesting honeydew and Squirt, Shimmer and Bounce get the go-ahead from Miss Spider to help her out. They agree to live by the cowbug code and work hard to assist her. Ned and Ted, however, on the lookout for an easy snack and decide to rustle Sawyer's aphids for their own purposes.

    A Plushy Parable: When Miss Spider and Holley go away for a web-weaving workshop, Pansy has trouble getting to sleep. Grandma Betty tells her a bedtime story about the "pussy willow plushies" -- a type of toy that was popular when Miss Spider was a kid. She then reveals that she still has Miss Spider's one, "Catty," and agrees to lend it to Pansy until Miss Spider returns. Pansy is comforted by the toy, but then devastated when she loses it. Then, when Spiderus finds it and gives it to Ivy as a gift, she faces a dilemma when she learns that it's missing and realizes that it doesn't belong to her.moreless
  • Jacob Two-Two and the Tag Team Tempest

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 7/28/05

    Jacob's pal Gary seems to be in league with con man Carl Fester King to throw the upcoming bout for the wrestling championship belt.
  • Franklin's Badge / Franklin Stargazes

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    S 6 : Ep 3 - 8/8/04

    "Franklin's Badge"

    Franklin joins the Woodland Trailblazer troop, a sort of combination Boy / Girl Scouts, and tries to earn some merit badges. He finds that there is much more to it than simply earning badges.

    "Franklin Stargazes"

    In "Franklin Stargazes", Franklin trades away his new telescope before realizing its potential. He tries to get it back and ends up striking a bargain.moreless

  • Franklin Sees the Big Picture / Franklin Figure Skates

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    S 6 : Ep 13 - 6/26/04

    "Franklin Sees the Big Picture"

    Franklin is teased for reading a "baby" book.

    "Franklin Figure Skates"

    Franklin learns to play 2 on 1 hockey.

  • Franklin's Go-Cart Race / Sir Franklin's Squire

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    S 6 : Ep 12 - 6/26/04

    "Franklin's Go-Cart Race"

    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 Migrates / Franklin the Photographer

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    S 6 : Ep 7 - 6/6/04

    "Franklin Migrates"

    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

  • Franklin the Weather Turtle / Franklin's Dance Lessons

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    S 6 : Ep 5 - 5/23/04

    "Franklin the Weather Turtle"

    Franklin is an aspiring meteorologist after spending time with Mr. Groundhog.

    "Franklin's Dance Lessons"

    Franklin initially tries to get out of dance lessons before learning it can be fun.

  • Jacob Two-Two and the Big Bagel Bungle

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 11/9/03

    Jacob's grandpa is coming to visit, and that means it's time for one of Dad's special Sunday brunches. Jacob is entrusted with the all-important trip downtown to fetch the bagels. He takes this responsibility very seriously, but as soon as he leaves the house, everything starts going wrong. Eluding bullies, dodging vicious dogs, braving sudden snowstorms, and outwitting Principal Greedyguts. Will Jacob come out on top and deliver the bagels in time for brunch?moreless
  • Jacob Two-Two and the Conniving Caterer

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/28/03

    In a cost-cutting move, Principal Greedyguts has replaced the school lunch lady with janitor Leo Louse. Faced with dishwater lemonade, sawdust soup and other revolting concoctions, Jacob decides that something must be done. With the help of Buford and his new next-door neighbor Mr. Dinglebat (an international spy), Jacob discovers Leo's secret dungeon kitchen, and he reveals the truth about the lunches to their parents. Greedyguts is forced to rehire Bella Bountiful, lunch lady extraordinaire, and Leo Louse is sent back to his lowly janitor's closet.moreless
  • Jacob Two-Two and the Purloined Hockey Card

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/21/03

    When Jacob receives a Gummer Gormley form dad he decides this is just the lucky charm that his hapless hockey team needs to end its record-breaking losing streak. With the card in hand, all goes well, and the team is finally winning some games... until perfectly loathsome Leo Louse steals the card from Jacob's locker. Jake and Buford visit the aged Gummer Gormley to ask for another card, but he turns them down, reminding them that skill wins games, not luck. Back at the arena, Jacob pulls himself together, and he leads the team to a win, proving the old hockey legend's words to be true.moreless
  • Professor Fritz / Two Tutu Friends

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 9/17/01

    Professor Fritz:
    Mrs. Jenkins' students are making science projects to display at Hilltop School's open house and Fritz, the class inventor, is going to impress everyone with his rocket ship. When a test flight goes haywire in front of the entire class, Fritz feels humiliated and abandons his experiment. Timothy and Charles inadvertently suggest something that changes everything.

    Two Tutu Friends:
    Doris is inspired to take ballet lessons after watching Grace dance in front of the class. A growing friendship between the two girls comes to an abrupt end when Grace calls Doris a "blabbermouth" and Doris calls Grace a "cry baby". Both girls discover that dance class isn't as much fun without each others' friendship.

  • Franklin Delivers / Franklin's Shell Trouble

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 5/22/00

    "Franklin Delivers"

    Franklin and Bear are having a great time playing in fallen fall leaves. They pretend that Bear is a ship captain, Franklin is first mate and that a pile of leaves is the "Red Sea." Then, Jack Rabbit, an older kid, comes along. He comments that he used to play in the leaves, when he was younger. Franklin and Bear say that they weren't playing in them, they just fell in them, by accident. Jack Rabbit, who tells them to call him "Jack," talks with them for a while. Franklin tells him that he's been doing the exercises he's shown him and gotten stronger. Eventually, Jack tells them that he has to leave to go do his paper route. They ask if they can come along and help and Jack agrees. So they tag along as he does his paper route. As they go along, we see that they've taken to wearing their caps backwards, like Jack does. They finish and when Franklin gets back home, he asks his parents if he can have his own paper route. His parents don't think he's ready for it though. They say that maybe he can do it when he's older. One day, Franklin and Bear are playing "Knights" when they see Jack coming. Not wanting to look like dopey little kids, they quickly take off their costumes and hide them. Jack Rabbit comes up and notices that they're still wearing their shinguards. They say that they were skateboarding. But they left their skateboards at home, so they were practicing falling. They talk some and Jack Rabbit says that he has to leave, as he's leaving for the weekend and he needs someone to do his paper route on Saturday. Franklin and Bear tell him that they'll do it. They know his route, so it shouldn't be a problem. Jack agrees, just so long as they get their parents' permission. Back at home, Franklin begs his parents again. They seem a bit more willing this time and ask what Bear's parents said. Bear arrives and says that his parents said yes. So Franklin's parents agree too. Saturday comes and Franklin and Bear find their papers to deliver. Already there are two problems: the Saturday paper is a lot heavier than the Tuesday paper and also, there's a whole bunch of flyers that they first have to bundle in with the papers before they can deliver them. They get to work, but not without a few problems, as the wind starts blowing the papers around. They finally get everything ready, but then find the papers are too heavy to carry. Bear suggests using a wagon. Franklin says that Jack would never use a wagon and that they shouldn't either, as they would look like little kids. Bear reminds him of something: they are little kids. So they use Franklin's wagon to deliver the papers, while their friends are out flying kites. Tired, they're pleased when they've finished the route and Mr. Turtle shows up and offers them a ride home in the car. On the way home, Mr. Turtle asks if Franklin still wants his own paper route, but Franklin is fast asleep, as is Bear. The scene changes and it's another beautiful day. Franklin and Bear are out flying kites. They're back to wearing their hats forwards instead of backwards. Jack comes and they thank him for giving them the kites. Jack says that he wanted to do something nice for them after they did such a good job with his paper route. He says that if they still want their own routes, he can put in a good word for them. But Franklin and Bear tell him that they've decided to wait until they're older. Jack says that he hasn't flown a kite in a long time. He asks if he can and Franklin lets him use the one he gave him. Jack calls it "neat," instead of "cool," the word he usually uses.

    "Franklin's Shell Trouble"

    Franklin is out playing with his friends when Beaver notices something wrong with the back of his shell. It seems to be peeling or something. They think perhaps that maybe it's just something normal. Bear says that some of his fur comes out every time he brushes it. But Franklin doesn't think that it's normal and says he'd better go home and tell his Mom. At home, Franklin is trying to solve the problem by using bandages. But it's not working. Mrs. Turtle says that she called Dr. Bear and she'll see him without an appointment. At first, Franklin doesn't want to go to the doctor, but after Mrs. Turtle says that the problem might spread, Franklin thinks that maybe it's not such a bad idea. Dr. Bear diagnoses the problem as "carpace eczema." She says that it's commonly known as "shell-flake" and it's easy to treat. However, Franklin doesn't like the treatment: a purple ointment that has to be rubbed all over his shell and is very smelly. Worse, it could take up to two days for it to work. What is he going to tell his friends? The next day, Franklin and his friends are out berry-picking. But Beaver, Bear and Raccoon are off picking berries in one area, while Franklin is all by himself in another area. His friends wonder why he's all by himself. He's been avoiding him all day. Beaver decides to go over and talk to Franklin. The first thing she notices is the awful smell. Then, as Franklin tries to run off, some the purple ointment comes off on a leaf. Beaver notices it and thinks that there's some kind of fungus growing on the berries. She warns everyone not to eat the berries and Bear thinks that he's doomed, as he's already eaten a hundred. Franklin tells them the truth, that the purple stuff is actually the ointment he has to have on his shell. His friends all try to backpedal, saying that maybe it doesn't smell so bad after all, but Franklin leaves, as he knows that it smells bad. Later, Franklin is in his backyard, playing with the garden hose. Bear comes and Franklin asks if he's alone. Bear asks why and Franklin shows him: if he wants to play in the water, he has to wear this bright red shell cap. He doesn't want anyone to see it, so he can't go swimming in the pond. Bear says that he'll clear everyone out of the pond and Franklin can have it all to himself. Bear comes back and tells Franklin that the pond is all clear. So Franklin comes back, but is startled when he hears his friends returning. Worse, it would seem that Bear is in on it too! Franklin turns around and looks at his friends: they're all wearing silly shower caps! Now they look just as goofy as him! They tell him that they're his friends and they never minded that he looked different. He's just Franklin to them. They proceed to have a splashfight, but not before Franklin covers his shell back up completely.moreless

  • Franklin and His Night Friend / Franklin and the Two Henrys

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/18/99

    In "Franklin and His Night Friend", Franklin meets a new neighbour, one he's never met before... Bat. Franklin found out Bat only comes out at night and stays up late so he can play with Bat and discovers a new lifestyle of his nocturnal friend.

    In "Franklin and the Two Henrys", Bear looks after Beaver's pet hamster, Henry, for the weekend. However, Henry ends up getting lost and Bear & Franklin must find a way to find Henry before Beaver returns.moreless

  • Franklin and the Baby / Franklin Goes to Day Camp

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/26/98

    In "Franklin and the Baby", Franklin's best friend, Bear have a new baby sister. Franklin wishes he could have a baby brother or sister too. Until Franklin heard what Bear had to say about the new baby.

    In "Franklin Goes to Day Camp", Franklin and Bear befriends Possum at day camp until he notices Possum was getting all of Bear's attention. Franklin tries to clown around and get back Bear's attention but just ended up getting in trouble.moreless

  • Franklin's Christmas Gift / Franklin's Granny

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 1/19/98

    In "Franklin's Christmas Gift", Franklin looks over his toy chest to donate a toy to a needy child. He didn't realize how hard it was to choose which toy.

    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

  • Franklin and the Tooth Fairy / Franklin Takes the Blame

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 1/12/98

    In "Franklin and the Tooth Fairy", when Bear shows Franklin what he received from the tooth fairy, Franklin was upset that since turtles don't have teeth, he'll never receive a visit and a gift from the tooth fairy.

    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

  • Franklin and the Red Scooter / Franklin in the Dark

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 1/5/98

    In "Franklin and the Red Scooter", Franklin sees Rabbit's new red scooter and tried to convince his parents to buy him one. But he just got a new bike. Franklin tries to earn some money but without any success. He then had an idea which Rabbit agreed to.

    In "Franklin in the Dark", Franklin tells his parents he's afraid of small drak places which includes his own shell. His mom tells him a story of a little turtle who was also afraid of the dark and how others are also afraid of other things.moreless

  • Franklin's School Play / Franklin and the Secret Club

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 12/25/97

    In "Franklin's School Play", Franklin was thrilled to be the lead his his school play, the Nutcracker. He would rehearse for his parents and spent extra time memorizing all his lines. However, on opening night, Franklin ended up with stage fright.

    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

  • Finders Keepers for Franklin / Franklin's New Friend

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 12/15/97

    In "Franklin's New Friend", a new family have moved into Woodland and Franklin is curious. Little did he know the new kid in town is also a six foot tall Moose!

    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

  • Franklin is Bossy / Franklin's Fort

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 12/8/97

    In "Franklin Is Bossy", Franklin can tend to be too bossy when playing with his friends. It got to a point where his friends decided to stop playing games with Franklin because he was always bossing them around so they didn't want to play with him anymore. He soon realizes that being bossy and alone is no fun so he learns to play fair.#10702
    In "Franklin's Fort", Franklin and his friends decide to build a fort but in a tree. What his friends don't know is that Franklin is afraid of heights.moreless
  • Franklin Fibs / Franklin's Blanket

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 11/27/97

    In "Franklin Fibs", all of Franklin's friends can do special things. Franklin can't seem to think of anything he could that his friends couldn't so he made up that he could eat seventy-six flies in the blink of an eye. But didn't realize fibbing could also get him into trouble.

    In "Franklin's Blanket", Franklin is spending a night at his aunt's place but couldn't find his favorite blue blanket. His friends and father tried to give Franklin something in it's place but in the end all Franklin really want is his special blanket.moreless

  • Franklin Rides a Bike / Franklin Is Messy

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 11/20/97

    In "Franklin Rides A Bike", Franklin noticed all his friends are riding their bikes without training wheels. At first, he was a little embarrassed with his training wheels but with the help of his mother, he learned how to finally ride a bike without training wheels.#10502
    In "Franklin Is Messy", Mr. & Mrs. Turtle are always on Franklin to clean up his room. Franklin never seemed to have time to get around to it until he accidentally stepped on his favorite toy. He also realized he couldn't find anything. He starts to organize his room with his dad's help and eventually have everything in place.moreless
  • Franklin Has a Sleepover / Franklin's Halloween

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 11/13/97

    In "Franklin has a Sleepover", Franklin has Bear over. However, towards the end of the night, Bear was feeling homesick. Franklin helped Bear overcome his fear and had a wonderful night.

    In "Franklin's Halloween", it's Halloween and everyone's buzzing about. They all can't wait for the Halloween party. When strange noises and ghosts appear, Franklin thought it was Bear until he heard he was home with a cold.moreless

  • Franklin Goes to School / Franklin Is Lost

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 11/10/97

    In "Franklin Goes to School", Franklin is excited about the first day of school. However, he is also scared as to the expectations. He then learns what school is all about and even drew a picture of his family to take home.

    In "Franklin is Lost", Franklin and his friends are playing hide and seek. However, things turn to worst when Franklin and Fox tries to hide in the forest and wound up getting lost.moreless

  • Hurry Up, Franklin / Franklin's Bad Day

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 11/6/97

    In "Hurry Up, Franklin", Franklin heads over to his best Friend Bear's surprise birthday party. However, Franklin tends to take his take as he is sidetracked with nature's beauty. He enjoys the adventure and even picks up treasures along the way. In the end, he still makes it to the birthday party just in time.#10202
    In "Franklin's Bad Day", Franklin is sad because his best friend, Otter had moved away. Even though he refuses to admit it, he's also angry and mad at everyone, including his friends. He then realizes, no matter what, it's no excuse for his behavior.moreless
  • Franklin Plays the Game / Franklin Wants A Pet

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 11/3/97

    In "Franklin Plays The Game", Franklin is not looking forward to playing soccer for his team always loses. During a practice, Franklin notices how his teammates play and suggest they practice every day to get to know their positions. Eventually, they all learn to play as a team and have fun, even though they haven't won a game.

    In "Franklin Wants A Pet", Franklin still loves his stuff dog Sam but have trouble deciding which pet to choose and tries to convince his parents he is ready for a real pet.moreless

  • Is It Arf?

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/30/93

    Artie has decided he has a new detective hero - someone who uses a cool detecting kit to solve his mysteries. Eliot decides that maybe Ace needs a challenge and in his latest story pits Ace against super sleuth Surelick Bones. Mysterious thefts are happening all over Dog City and Ace Hart hasn't caught the culprit. His reputation has suffered so much that, Rosie O'Gravy has called in Surelick Bones, master detective to help with the case. Ace, determined to save his reputation, doesn't give up though, and with his nose on the case we quickly discover that the mastermind behind the well planned art thefts is none other than... tune in to find out!moreless
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