Cleo serves as the designated reader for this episode.
The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: In this session, Dr. Ruth deals with a word that's tired of being what it is and wants to change. The word is "stop" and she says that its problem is the letters "s" and "t." She removes them and then adds an "h" to change the word to "hop," giving it new life.
The target vowel in this episode is the short "o" sound, from the word rock.
The two new vocabulary words from this episode are kazoo and dictionary.
In this episode, the main word children learn is rock.
Lionel: Hey, while we're waiting, could I take Rock to the lake and skim him?
Rock: Hey, I'm a rock. Don't treat me like dirt.
Lionel: Whoa, sorry.
Girl: Mom, there's that talking potato with no mouth again. This incessant wordplay is making me crazy.
Sam Spud: She sashayed up to my desk, cowl as a cucumber. 'Cowl?' That's not right.
Leona: Don't cry, Larry.
Cleo: Poor guy.
Cleo: Rooster, robot, rocket, roof. Well, that's enough to go on. I'll go track it down.
Rock: (singing) I rock and rolled my way to freedom / Yes, I rock and rolled my way to freedom.
Leona: He's so cute.
Lionel: He's a rock. Rocks aren't cute.
Leona: (Talking about a bowling ball) Ooh! Can I keep him? I'll wash him and polish him and call him... Steve. Please?
Leona: Can I keep him? I'll wash him and polish him and call him Larry.
Lionel: Hey! It's your home! You are the rock from the dictionary. Wow! You are a very important rock.
This is the first episode that does not involve a storybook being read.