Clfiford pays a visit to the laundry room and agrees to play with one of the Sidarsky children --- Lewis. The little mouse is happy to have someone to play with out, as he's often left out of the fun and games among his older siblings. However, he begins to feel left out again when Clifford goes off to play a game with Flo, Zo and Jorge.
Evan has a new magic kit and he brings it over when he comes to babysit Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth invites over Nina and when she goes to greet her, Evan practices a trick to make Clifford disappear. It's only a trick, but it seems that Clifford is nowhere to be found, Evan worries that he really did make him disappear.moreless
When Clifford spots several strange things floating in the air, none of his friends believe him except Norville. The others just think he's imagining things, or worse, fibbing. But Clifford's insistence on believing his eyes turns out to be a big help.
"The Perfect Pancake"
Mr. Solomon plans to make potato pancakes for Thanksgiving, but it's his first time using his mother's recipe. The kids all volunteer to help, but things don't go as planned. Then, everyone comes up with a great idea for how they can still have pancakes.moreless
Flo and Zo are excited about opening a big, big present for Hanukah. Clifford pays a visit to their festivities and they play some fun Hanukah games. All the play, however, causes Mr. Solomon's menorah to be broken. While he goes in search of a new one, Clifford, Flo and Zo try to figure out how to repair the old one.
"Hanukah Plunder Blunder"
Zo loves Hanukah, but is annoyed by having to wait night after night for eight days to get new presents. Temptation gets the better of him and he opens them all. At first he has no problem with it, but then becomes depressed because there are no surprises left. Flo shows what a great sister she is by helping Zo out.moreless
Clifford is disappointed that Emily Elizabeth's going to be gone for a while on a field trip, but decides to take a nap and sleep on it. Unfortunately, he inadvertently chooses Emily Elizabeth's backpack as his napping place, but Emily Elizabeth doesn't discover him until they're already at the museum. Emily Elizabeth wants to tell her teacher right away, but Nina convinces her they'll blow the whole field trip because Ms. Parker will want them to leave to get Clifford home. They try to hide Clifford, but in the process end up missing most of the field trip anyway.
Clifford has lots of fun with the Sidarsky kids, but sees how tired they make Mr. and Mrs. Sidarsky, so he agrees to babysit to help them out. He thinks it'll be easy and says that he doesn't need any help from Daffodil when she offers it. Clifford, however, finds out that the Sidarsky kids are more trouble to deal with than he thought. Pretty soon, he's very tired out and ends up asking for help anyway, a move the Sidarskys find very responsible.moreless
Emily Elizabeth and her friends are all very involved with soccer. Their team, the Birdwell Island Birds, is on a roll and the big soccer championship is coming on Sunday morning. Emily Elizabeth has to tell Clifford some bad news. She can't give him his Saturday bath until Sunday afternoon because of the soccer championship. Clifford understands. Still, he sees how busy he is and wants to help her out. So he gets out the garden hose so he can give himself a bath. Cleo and T-Bone come along and see what he's doing. But at first, they think that the hose is attacking Clifford and try to attack it back. Then, Clifford tells them what he's doing. Cleo says that she can help out, as no one knows more about her than baths. She sees three bottles set out on a table in the yard. We saw earlier that these are bottles of tie-dye paint that Emily Elizabeth and Charley are using to make t-shirts for the soccer team. But the dogs don't know this. They think that they're some kind of new shampoo that Emily Elizabeth was going to use on Clifford. So Cleo puts on the first one, which is blue, very blue. She thinks that it must be the shampoo. T-Bone and Cleo rub it all over him and now Clifford's back-end is blue. Cleo says that's the way it's supposed to be and it'll go away once she puts the "slippery stuff" on. She goes for the second tie-dye color, which is yellow. Clifford says that it tickles. But now, instead of being just blue, Clifford's back-end is blue and yellow. Cleo says now that it'll go away when she applies the third bottle, which is the "fruity, stinky, smelly stuff." But it's just green tie-dye, which makes Clifford's back end a tie-dye combination of blue, yellow and green. Clifford sees it and realizes that although he was trying to help Emily Elizabeth, he's just created more work for her. Not wanting to upset her, though, he decides to try to hide it until Sunday evening. Charley and Emily Elizabeth return and do the tie-dye t-shirts. Later on, every time that Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford, he comes up with different ways to keep her from seeing the tie-dye. When she calls him to eat his dog food, Clifford scurries over with his doghouse on top of him to eat it and then scurries back when he's finished. Emily Elizabeth finds this funny. Finally, on the morning of the big soccer match, Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford over to her and the soccer team. Clifford tries to keep anyone from seeing the tie-dye, but he's so big that it just can't be avoided. Emily Elizabeth realizes that Clifford must have gotten into the tie-dye paints. She's not sure how he got tie-dyed like he is now, but says that there isn't anything she can do to help him. He's just going to have to wait for his fur to grow out in a few weeks. Everyone seems to like the tie-dye, though and so Clifford is enlisted as a mascot for the Birdwell Birds soccer team.
Emily Elizabeth's class is having a talent show. Jetta was the winner of the previous year's talent show and she's working hard on perfecting her baton-twirling act for this year. Emily Elizabeth is singing, Dan and Charley are doing a comedy routine and Vaz is going to perform magic tricks. There's only one person in Emily Elizabeth's class who hasn't signed up to do something: Mary. Ms. Carrington asks her if she wants to sign up, but Mary says she'd rather not. Emily Elizabeth wonders why Mary doesn't want to sign up. Jetta says that Mary is just to shy to sign up. She tried to play the piano last year, but she wasn't able to do it. Later, Emily Elizabeth is walking along when she hears some beautfiul music. She investigates the source and finds that it's coming from Mary's house. Mary stops playing and Emily Elizabeth encourages her to keep going. She tries again, but starts playing off-key. Emily Elizabeth and Mary talk. Mary says that she'd like to perform in the talent show, but she gets nervous because of all the people watching. Emily Elizabeth says that she knows what it's like. She used to have stage-fright too. But her Dad told her to just imagine that she's performing for one friend instead of the entire audience. So now she imagines that she's just performing for Clifford. She offers to partner up with Mary. They would be great together, Emily Elizabeth could sing and Mary could play the piano. Finally, it's the evening of the talent show. Jetta twirls her baton expertly. Charley and Dan do their comedy routine, which is the old routine between a waiter and a cusotmer with the line about the fly doing the backstroke. Vaz comes on and does his magic. He makes a bird appear and then asks for a volunteer. Emily Elizabeth volunteers. He locks her in a box and makes it look like she's been cut into three pieces. His performance ends and he heads of stage, wheeling off Emily Elizabeth, still in the box. Now offstage, he makes a startling discovery, he can't find the key to unlock the cage! This is bad, as Emily Elizabeth and Mary have just been called to perform. Emily Elizabeth encourages Mary to go on without her. At first, Mary doesn't want to, but Emily Elizabeth reminds her to just pretend she's performing in front of one friend. So she goes out and at first starts slow. But then she picks up playing the piano and also begins singing. It's the "If I Ever Need a Friend" pop song from "Fan Mail." She sings well, well enough to earn the first place trophy. Jetta comments that next year, she'll just have to twirl two batons.moreless
Clifford's a big dog and to a lot of people around the island, he's a big help. His large size is often an advantage in helping people out and T-Bone, noticing this, says that he wishes he could be big like Clifford so he can be helpful too. Clifford, however, says that he doesn't think size has anything to do with being helpful. So T-Bone, along with Cleo, start looking around for ways that they can be helpful. They find Mr. Bleakman and start helping him to pack for a vacation he's going on. He's trying to pack a ton of things, but he just can't seem to fit them all in. Cleo and T-Bone are quite helpful, but then a wind gust causes a bunch of Mr. Bleakman's underwear to blow into a tree. Cleo and T-Bone can't reach, so it's Clifford to save the day. Still, Cleo and T-Bone are happy when Mr. Bleakman says that they helped out. (Even though it seems like he's possibly being sarcastic.) Cleo and T-Bone go in search of more ways to help out. They end up at Cleo's place, where Mrs. Diller has an infestation of crows in her garden. Cleo and T-Bone try to scare them off, but instead, a huge murder of them gathers. Clifford comes and is able to blow them away. T-Bone's beginning to think maybe you really do have to be big to help out. Clifford tells Cleo and T-Bone that he's going down to the beach and wishes them good luck in finding more ways to help out. The two come across kittens Billy and Betty, who are stuck way up in a tree. Their immediate impulse is to go and get Clifford, but he's too far away. So they have to come up with their own plan. By making climbing down into a game, T-Bone and Cleo are able to talk them down. T-Bone realizes that you really don't have to be big to be a big help.
"The Trouble With Kittens"
Clifford is in his yard when he hears the meowing of kittens Billy and Betty. He soon realizes that their presence could be a problem, as they've chosen Mr. Bleakman's yard as their place to play. Worse, they're in his flower garden and Mr. Bleakman doesn't like anyone in his flowers. So Clifford works discreetly to try and get them out. Mr. Bleakman catches him in his yard, but Clifford puts on a show of just smelling the flowers. Mr. Bleakman doesn't seem upset and kindly asks Clifford to leave the yard now, so he can get some work done. Back in his own yard, Clifford tells the kittens that Mr. Bleakman's yard is off-limits for playing and asks them to play in his yard. He figures he'll just have to watch them and make sure they stay put. He watches them from his doghouse and tries to keep a good eye on them, but he can't stay awake and drifts off. While sleeping, he has a dream off them all being on an island and Billy and Betty departing on a raft to go play at Mr. Bleakman's. He wakes up and finds that Cleo and T-Bone have come, but Billy and Betty are nowhere in sight. They're back at Mr. Bleakman's! Things are getting a bit more complicated now, but T-Bone and Cleo are willing to help Clifford to get the mischievous kittens back out of Mr. Bleakman's yard. After a wild chase, they seem to have the two kittens in Clifford's grasp. There's another encounter with Mr. Bleakman and this time, Mr. Bleakman is a bit less kind about asking Clifford to leave. Then... trouble. Although they thought they had Billy and Betty, they've escaped again! The two race through Mr. Bleakman's yard, creating a huge mess of muddy pawprints, turning on a water sprinkler and various other trouble. Then, they end up flying into the pockets of a pair of Mr. Bleakman's pants, hanging on a line. Mr. Bleakman sees Clifford trying to stop the water from the sprinkler. He blames him for the huge mess in the yard. But Mrs. Bleakman objects that Clifford couldn't have caused the mess. She points out a birdseed feeder that's been disturbed, but which Clifford is way, way too large to fit through. She also points out the muddy pawprints - they're very small, way too small to be Clifford's. And finally, she points out Mr. Bleakman's pants and they find the kittens. Mr. Bleakman realizes his error and says that he needs to get the kittens back to where they belong. Afterwards, Mr. Bleakman apologizes to Clifford, saying that he's sorry he blamed him without knowing all the facts. He then presents Clifford with a surprise - a huge stack of tummy yummies... and underneath them, Billy and Betty.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