(Mac plays the drums completely out of tune.)
Clifford: Uh, that was really... original!
Mac: Oh, thanks. But you know, I'm not sure drumming is really my thing either.
Cleo: Ri-right! You probably have some more other talent that's an even more talented... talent!
Sheriff Lewis: So you like the music channel, huh, T-Bone?
T-Bone: Ruff ruff ruff!
Cleo: I might not have won best-in-show five times, but I'm definitely the most fluffy-uffy-docious dog around.
T-Bone: Gosh. I think we're pretty special just the way we are.
Mac: You don't play at the beach with someone like Oscar. He's way too... uh... special for something like that.
T-Bone: I think we could be a really great music group too. I already started writing a song.
T-Bone: T-Bone's the name and I'm a rock dog.
Cleo: Go T-Bone, uh huh. Go T-Bone, uh huh. Go T-Bone, uh huh.
Cleo: The only thing better than three pop stars...
All: Is four pop stars!
Mac: I'm just a little uncomfortable singing this kind of song.
Cleo: You're not the only one who's uncomfortable.
Mac: I'm sorry, Cleo. I guess I'm really more of a solo artist.
Oscar: You did impress me.
All: We did?
Oscar: Yep, the minute you started just being yourselves.
Oscar: I guess it's not fair to judge anyone until you get to know them.
Mac: What are you going to do to impress Champion Oscar?
T-Bone: I don't know. Why can't I just be myself?
Cleo: You are the only dog I know who's almost two stories tall.
Clifford: I guess that is kind of special.
T-Bone: That's where you fit into this band, Mac. You can write the words to our songs.
T-Bone: Good friends don't leave anyone out who wants to be in.
Mac: I'm finally going to meet a dog who's actually won more medals than I have.
Mac: Oscar Owens "Bright Like the Sun" is only the most famous champion in the entire world.
Mac: I am great at writing lyrics, you know.
T-Bone: Uh huh. And you're really good at writing words to songs, too.
All: (singing) When you care about your friends, then you are a superstar.
"Dog House Rock / Guess Who's Coming To Birdwell" also appears in online listings as "Doghouse Rock / Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell Island."
Mark Hamill receives the coveted "Special Guest Star" credit. Cynthia Harrison is credited for both writer and "Teleplay By" for "Guess Who's Coming To Birdwell."
Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others
Speckle Story: Speckle and the Beautiful Boat
Title: Dog House Rock
This is a reference to the Elvis Presley song, Jailhouse Rock.
When Mac is dancing with Cleo, he briefly stands up on his hind legs, dancing on the spot and holding his front legs out, with his head pointing upwards. This is similar to the way Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy dances in the Peanuts comic strip.
Title: Guess Who's Coming To Birdwell
Reference to the movie Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?.