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PBS Premiered Apr 03, 2000 In Season

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  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the ...

  • Cleo serves as the designated reader for this episode.

  • The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: Dr. Ruth Wordheimer's services are once again called up to handle a "long word freakout." A monkey was reading a book, when he came to a word that he felt was just too long to read -- "impressive." Dr. Ruth helps him to take a deep breath and see that the word is possible to read if he sounds it out.

  • Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger spots two movers carrying a large "ed" in Adventure 2,345: Cliff Hanger and the Bed. He consults his Trusty Survival Manual for advice on how this situation might help him get off of his cliff. It tells him that when he sees an "ed," he should find the letter "b" and drop it. He does so, and turns the "b" into "bed." He then drops onto the bed, but simply bounces, and ends up having to grab back on to the cliff to save his life.

  • Gawain's Word: "W" and "et" blend together at high speed to make the word "wet." They then dump water on each other.

  • The word "west" is the key word in this episode.

  • The vowel/sound that is taken out of the book in this episode is the short "e" sound.

  • The key word in this episode is "west."

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Lost Rock

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Little Big Mouse

  • Gawain's Word: Two knights, "t" and "ickle" blend together to make the word "tickle." The silver knight then tickles the gold one with a feather duster.

  • The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: Dr. Ruth helps a monkey with another "long word freakout." The monkey has found himself stymied by the word "intelligent." She shows him how he can sound it out, so that it isn't so difficult to read.

  • The key word in this episode is little.

  • The new vocabulary in this episode is:

    appetite, approaching, intelligent, unzipped

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Farmer Ken's Puzzle

  • Farmer Ken's Puzzle, An Analysis: The puzzle presented in the computer game is as follows -- a farmer named Ken has a hen, a cat, and a bag of seed. He must safely get all three from one side of a shore to another, but can only carry one at a time on his boat. The following constraints are in effect, though not initially explained -- if at any time the cat is left alone with the hen, he will eat her, resulting in a game over. Additionally, if the hen is left alone with the seeds, she will eat those, again resulting in a game over. Leona deduces the correct solution, which requires that the hen be transported first. After this, the farmer returns with the cat, while at the same time taking the hen. He then heads back, grabs the seed, and drops off the hen. Finally, after leaving the seed with the cat, he returns for the hen.

    This, however, is not the only possible solution. If the seed is transported first, then the cat and the hen are left alone, giving a game over. If the cat is transported first, then the hen is left alone with the seed, also resulting in a game over. And, again, if any possible combination other than cat and seed are left together, the game is over -- a combination that is not possible without the return trips process.

  • Theo is the designated reader for this episode.

  • The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer: Dr. Ruth Wordheimer handles another "long word freakout." In this segment, a monkey received a letter from his friend with a word that's so long, he doesn't think he can read it. He doesn't know if his friends is complimenting or criticizing him. Dr. Ruth Wordheimer helps him to sound out the word part-by-part and the monkey discovers his friend thinks that he's "enchanting."

  • The new vocabulary in this episode is:

    clue, enchanting, peacock, miracle, vibrant

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