Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 1 Episode 9

Circus Stars / Limelight Fright

Aired Unknown Sep 14, 2000 on PBS
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"Circus Stars"

The episode opens with Emily Elizabeth putting up a poster of Gordo the Great - an elephant almost as big as Clifford - in Clifford's doghouse. Gordo's in town, and everyone's excited. Charley then drops by and invites them to Birdwell Park, where the circus is at. They're about to set up the big tent. But when they get there, it turns out that Gordo is down with a cold and the circus might have to be cancelled. He's the only one who's able to raise the tent. Emily Elizabeth, however, suggests that Clifford do it. So, Clifford comes to the rescue and raise the tent. The rest pitch in, too. Gordo then invites Clifford and company over, and thanks them. He then asks Clifford and company to do the finale for him. That evening, after some clips from the circus, it's time for the big finale. Gordo has completely recovered and can perform the finale. But this means that Clifford doesn't need to perform any more. So, they compromise and both Clifford and Gordo perform together. They finish the act together, side by side.

"Limelight Fright"

The scene opens at the ferry dock. Charley's waiting for a surprise, but it seems that the ferry's late again. Clifford's tail starts beating in a rythimic fashion on the floors, and this prompts Charley to start beating on the metal drum he was leaning on. T-Bone then starts brushing his tail on a pail, and Emily puts some clams into a can and starts shaking it. Then Cleo starts dancing to the rythim. We have a band! They play on some more. Then, the fairy comes in, and everyone applauds them and moves on. Then, Charley's surprise arrives. It's a steel drum! Just then, one of the tourists that watched them play steps forward and asks them when are they're going to perform next. Charley explains that they're not, but the tourist insists that they put up another one. So, they set up a stage to put up a show. Problem is, while the show was on, Cleo gets stage fright, and Clifford takes over by making silly faces to the music. Later, Charley and Emily are having a drink over at the Fish and Chips shack. Samuel comments that the show was fantastic. Charley then wonders what's wrong with Cleo - she acted like she has stage fright or something. Samuel says that Cleo's probably getting over it. We cut to the dogs at the beach. T-Bone's covering Clifford with sand. But Cleo's just sitting in a corner. She's still getting over the shock. T-Bone asks Cleo if she wants to practice for the show in the afternoon, but she says no... she doesn't need it. T-Bone then asks her why she didn't dance in this morning's show, and she gives a really big excuse, and denys being afraid. Later, Cleo tries to make a run for it, but Clifford stops her. They then have a talk about her fright, and she decides to give it another shot. During the show, Cleo hesitates a bit, but performs eventually. The show goes on well. Later, the show's over, but Cleo's till dancing on, until she finally stops due to exhaustion. She then admits that it was fun, and thanks Clifford for the encouragement. Scene closes with Cleo lying on the stage.moreless

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Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Gordo, Boomer

Guest Star

Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Machiavelli and Mr. Mark Howard

Recurring Role

T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson


Recurring Role

Haunani Minn

Haunani Minn

Dr. Dihn

Recurring Role

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