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"Little Clifford" begins with a pan-shot, showing Clifford dozing outside Emily Elizabeth's school on Birdwell Island. The scene then changes to inside Emily Elizabeth's class, where Emily Elizabeth is just starting an oral report: "My Favorite Memory." We get to experience her favorite memory in the form of a flashback sequence as the scene changes to when she was a little girl living in an apartment in the big city. Back then, she wanted a dog more than anything. Her room was decorated with pictures of dogs. We see her on her bed, looking at pictures of different types of dogs and considering what it would be like to have them. The next scene is Emily Elizabeth's birthday. She's blowing out the candles on her cake and she makes a wish. Mr. and Mrs. Howard ask her what she wished for and she answers that you're not supposed to reveal what you wished for. It doesn't matter because they already know. They ask her if she wished for a dog and explain that Mr. Bradley's dog just had a litter of puppies. They're going to take her to pick one out, if she wants to, of course. She does, of course and so they go to meet Mr. Bradley. There, we see three puppies crowded around a fairly large (nowhere near Clifford size, but fairly large for a normal dog) mother. They all vie for Emily Elizabeth's attention, but then Emily Elizabeth notices another dog, cowering behind the mother. She calls for him and the dog, a very small, red puppy comes bounding up. She says that she wants him to be her dog. Mr. Bradley tries to convince her otherwise, as he's the runt of the litter and won't ever grow. It's too late though, Emily Elizabeth has already made up her mind. She wants him and she's naming him Clifford. Back at the apartment, Emily Elizabeth puts Clifford on the floor to explore. He bounds for one of Emily Elizabeth's toys, a bunny toy that dwarfs him in size. He's surprised when he attacks it and gets no reaction out of it. Emily Elizabeth thinks that Clifford's going to like his new home. Later on, Emily Elizabeth goes to feed Clifford. However, she finds that Clifford is so small that he can't even climb up to reach the food in his food dish. She'll just have to find another way of feeding him and ends up feeding him with a baby bottle. Further trouble ensues when Clifford goes missing. She asks her Dad if he's seen him and it turns out that he was hiding inside one of her Dad's shoes. He comments that Clifford is so small, he hopes that he doesn't get into trouble. In another scene, we see Clifford trying to climb up Mrs. Howard's purse. He finally succeeds and ends up inside the purse. Mrs. Howard soon picks it up and asks Emily Elizabeth to come along to the bakery with her. Emily Elizabeth doesn't want to leave, as she hasn't said goodbye to Clifford, but Mrs. Howard says that it'll only be a few minutes. When they get to the bakery, Mrs. Howard is very surprised when she opens her purse and Clifford hops out of it. He causes quite a mess, landing in a cupcake, turning over pies and messing up a wedding cake. He's finally caught, but the clerk is quite upset. As he closes the door, after Emily Elizabeth and her Mom have left, he puts up a "No dogs" sign. As they head home, Emily Elizabeth apologizes for Clifford's behavior. Mrs. Howard says that she knows that it wasn't Clifford's fault, but she sometimes worries about Clifford. Being so small could be quite a problem. Emily Elizabeth says that she'll just have to help him grow. One morning, Emily Elizabeth wakes up and to her surprise, Clifford seems to have grown. She takes him downstairs, where her Mom sees him and agrees. Clifford has indeed grown, he's big enough to eat out of his food dish without any trouble now. Another morning, Clifford has grown some more. He's pretty large now, at least the size of his Mom if not larger. Then, one morning, Emily Elizabeth wakes up to find that she can't fit on her bed. The entire thing is taken up by Clifford. She shows Clifford to her parents, who realize that their small apartment is no place for such a large dog like Clifford. They're not going to let him go though, so they're just going to have to move. And such concludes Emily Elizabeth's story about Clifford, her big, red dog.
"Welcome to Birdwell Island"
"Welcome to Birdwell Island" picks up pretty much where "Little Clifford" left off, but not without a bit of exposition first. The closing bell rings at Emily Elizabeth's school (perhaps not on the same day as her report, although it's not really stated) as Clifford is bounding for the school. Emily Elizabeth and Charley hitch a ride on him. Charley comments that everyone on the island loves Clifford. Emily Elizabeth concurs, but notes that not everyone felt that way at first. Charley's surprised about this, so Emily Elizabeth explains the story of what happened when she and Clifford came to Birdwell Island. The scene changes to the past, with Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and Mr. and Mrs. Howard on the ferry to Birdwell Island. They arrive at the island, where they're greeted by Victor and Pedro. They greet them warmly, but they're less than enthusiastic, and even rather scared when Emily Elizabeth introduces Clifford. As Emily Elizabeth and family head for their new home, Victor and Pedro comment that such a large dog could be a large problem. The scene cuts briefly back to Emily Elizabeth and Charley. Charley doesn't think it was fair that Victor and Pedro judged Clifford before they got to know him. Emily Elizabeth agrees, but says that they weren't the only ones on the island that felt that way. The scene returns to the past. Emily Elizabeth and family are at the new house and they're meeting their neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman. Like Victor and Pedro, they're pleased to meet them. However, when Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford, they're less than pleased. They also think it could be a big problem to have such a large dog on the island (and as a neighbor.) Later on, Emily Elizabeth is out walking with Clifford. She comes upon the mailman, who's also scared of Clifford, although he doesn't say as much. Emily Elizabeth continues along and meets Jetta and her dog Mac (or Machiavelli as Jetta introduces him.) Jetta goes on about Mac, saying that he's the fastest, bravest dog on the island. Then Emily Elizabeth asks if Jetta wants to meet her dog, Clifford. Suddnely, Mac isn't so brave. He cowers in the presence of Clifford. Clifford likcs Jetta, getting slobber all over her. Jetta comments that such a large dog doesn't belong on "our island." Emily Elizabeth heads home, comforting Clifford. She tells him that he does belong on the island and that she just wishes people would take the time to get to know him better. Sometime in the future, Emily Elizabeth is playing frisbee in the park with Clifford, using a garbage-can lid as the frisbee. As he bounds along chasing it, Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman make disparaging comments about him and Jetta comments that he also slobbers. Then a firetruck comes speeding into the park. There's a fire in the park. It seems that someone didn't do a good job of putting out their campfire. The firecrew starts doing their best to put it out, but it's a large fire and they don't have a lot of water. They enlist the help of the people in the park, who start a row of buckets to transfer water from the park in the pond. This, however, seems to be very ineffective, as their little splashes from the bucket are immediately neutralized by the burgeoning fire. Emily Elizabeth sees what's going on and asks if she can help. She's told that she can't, but Clifford has other ideas. He starts sucking up water from the pond. This annoys Mr. Bleakman, who thinks Clifford is drinking the water, leaving them without any to fight the fire with. To their surprise, however, Clifford instead turns towards the fire and begins spraying it with a huge blast of water. This is much more effective than the firemens' spray and it puts out the fire pretty quickly. Suddenly, everyone's not so down on Clifford. They introduce themselves to him and call him a good dog. They realize that he never really was a problem. Back from the flashback, Charley comments that everyone learned a lesson. They learned not to judge someone before you get to know them.moreless
Clifford and T-Bone are waiting for the ferry. Cleo is just returning from a vacation with Mrs. Diller. Then, a female dog gets off the ferry. It's not Cleo, however. Clifford and T-Bone aren't sure who she is. Then, T-Bone gets a better look. She's cute! She's brown and has a nice pink bow. T-Bone starts swooning. She comes up and says "hi" to him. He gets animated hearts for eyes and she wonders what's happening with him. She introduces herself as Mimi. T-Bone calls it a pretty name. Mimi's human, Ms. Smith, calls for her, as the bus to the Birdwell Island hotel has arrived. Mimi says that she'll see T-Bone later. Cleo arrives shortly after Mimi leaves. She had a good trick, but Mrs. Diller got seasick as usual. We see her - she's turned green in color from seasickness. T-Bone greets Cleo, saying that he just met the most beautiful dog in the world. Cleo gushes at first, thinking he's talking about her. Then, he says that she's staying at the Birdwell Island hotel and that her name is Mimi. They all decide to go to the Birdwell Island hotel to find Mimi. T-Bone greets her as she's coming off the bus. But he's all muddy and so Ms. Smith chases him away. T-Bone gripes that he's a mess. Clifford tells him that he doesn't think Mimi minds, she still likes him. T-Bone, however, wants a new look and Cleo thinks that she can give it to him. First, she gives him a bubble bath. Then, she puts his fur in a wild spike. T-Bone heads back to Mimi to try again. Mimi is at the beach, where her human is trying to photograph sea turtles hatching from their eggs. She leaves for a minute and T-Bone makes his move. But he ends up falling on the sea turtle eggs. They hatch before Ms. Smith comes back and she chases him away again. T-Bone complains to Cleo that the look didn't work for him. Clifford suggests just being himself. Cleo, however, has a new idea. When T-Bone fell, it made Mimi laugh. Maybe humor is the answer. She tells a great joke and T-Bone heads off to tell it to Mimi. Clifford suggests to Cleo that T-Bone should have practiced first. Cleo, however, thinks T-Bone will do just fine. He doesn't do just fine, though. He's able to tell the joke to Mimi, but completely blows the punchline. T-Bone tries one more last-ditch attempt: poetry. He dresses up in a black suit and hat. That night, he goes up to the hotel and calls to her. She peeks out her window and he recites some beautiful poetry. But then he starts howling, causing Ms. Smith to complain about the racket. The next day, at the ferry, Mimi is heading home. T-Bone doesn't even want to talk to her, since he doesn't think she'll even care whether or not he says goodbye. She comes up to him, saying that she does care. She really appreciated all the things he did for her. But, really, he didn't have to do anything. She liked him the way he was. She'll be coming back in a couple months. Cleo says to imagine the changes that they could make to T-Bone in a couple months. Clifford says that they don't need to change anything.
"Clifford's Big Heart"
As the episode begins, a seagull flies down from the sky towards the island. Charley, Emily Elizabeth and Jetta are in Clifford's doghouse. They're working on Valentines. Jetta says that she's going to make an amazing Valentine for her Mom. She gets to work on it. But Clifford's tail-wagging causes his fur and some of the Valentine materials to get all over Jetta's clothes. Jetta's upset, but Charley and Emily Elizabeth tell her that she looks nice. Jetta looks herself and agrees that she does look pretty. Charley and Emily Elizabeth suggest that she herself could be a Valentine. Jetta thinks that it's an interesting idea, but says that a person can't really be a Valentine. She says that a Valentine has to be big and red and have lots of sparkles and stuff. Charley and Emily Elizabeth leave to deliver their Valentines. Jetta's comment gets Clifford thinking. He wants to find the biggeast, reddest thing on Birdwell Island to give to Emily Elizabeth. His first try is a big, red truck. But the driver doesn't like being picked up off the ground and asks Clifford to put him down, saying that he can't come with him today. He has to work. Clifford runs into Cleo and tells her about how Valentines are supposed to be big and red. Cleo decides to show Clifford her Valentine for Mrs. Diller, thinking that maybe it'll help him to figure something out. She shows a big red heart, which she made out of all of the ribbons that Mr. Kibble keeps putting in her hair. T-Bone also tries to think about something big and red. They decide to find something small and red and make it into something big. They head to Clifford's, where Clifford uses his dog food to make a giant heart. It's great, although they have to stop T-Bone from eating it all up. But then, a pack of birds, flying a heart formation, swoop in and eat all of the dog food. So there heart-shaped dog food is gone. The dogs all ready to give up, but then the idea of flowers is suggested. So Clifford gets some of Mr. Bleakman's roses. Then, he realizes that maybe he shouldn't have just taken them. Mr. Bleakman comes out and finds that his rose bush is gone. He goes in to complain to Mrs. Bleakman and while he does, Clifford puts the bush back. When Mr. Bleakman comes back out with Mrs. Bleakman, he is puzzled to see the rose bush back where it belongs. Mrs. Bleakman takes him back inside to get the cutters, calling him his sweet, little Valentine. Clifford gives up and lays down, curled up. Emily Elizabeth sees him from her window - the way he's curled up - he's shaped liked a heart! She calls him a big, red Valentine. The episode ends with lots of animated hearts, which are used as the closing picture.moreless
Cleo and T-Bone are walking along when they notice a dog they've never seen before behind a fence. The dog introduces himself as K.C. He's visiting the island, as his owner is on vacation. Cleo and T-Bone ask if they'd like to join them and K.C. agrees. When K.C. comes out, Cleo and T-Bone immediately notice something: he only has three legs! Not sure what to make of it, they try to act normal and attempt to explain their plans for the day. They mention that they're just waiting for Clifford, who's their friend. Clifford arrives and is introduced to K.C. K.C. says that Clifford is the biggest dog he's ever seen. As Clifford and K.C. talk, Cleo and T-Bone try to point out to Clifford that K.C.'s missing a leg, but Clifford doesn't notice and just comments that K.C. is a nice dog. K.C. goes back into his yard to get a ball and Cleo and T-Bone reveal to Clifford that K.C. is missing a leg. Cleo wants to know what they're going to do. He wants to play with them. Clifford says that they should just play. Hs says that they just have to remember that K.C. probably can't do most of the things they can do and he may need their help with things. They head for the beach to play. Clifford tells Cleo and T-Bone to hurry up, as they need to help K.C. cross the street. Cleo tells T-Bone that he can follow Clifford's request and hurry if he wants, but she's not so sure. She's worried that K.C. has a "leg-losing disease" and if they play tag, then when K.C. tags them, they could all catch it. When they get to the street, Clifford says that he's going to watch for cars and that it can be a difficult street to cross. K.C. asks Clifford if he has trouble crossing it and Clifford admits that he doesn't. As they continue towards the beach, Charley sees K.C., pets him and calls him a "nice dog." He doesn't even notice that he's missing a leg. T-Bone points out to Cleo that Charley pet K.C. and yet he seems to be fine. At the beach, K.C. tries to play, but everyone's still afraid of or concerned for K.C. Clifford suggests going to the park, where there's nice, soft grass. Cleo doesn't want to throw the ball back to K.C. for fear of catching the "leg-losing disease." She asks K.C. if he's ever been to a lighthouse and points it out to him. K.C. wants to climb up to it. Clifford says that Rocky Point can be kind of hard to climb, but K.C. just asks Clifford if it's too hard for him to climb. So they head up Rocky Point and it's T-Bone who seems to have trouble catching up. Still, when K.C. slips, Clifford tries to help him. K.C. asks him why he did that. After all, did he ask for help? So T-Bone finally lets it slip out: it's because he has three legs! K.C. starts looking around and acts surprised about this. Then he says that he was only kidding. You know, he must have left the other one on the ferry... whoops! Kidding again! Although he was wondering when somebody was going to mention (lowering his voice to a whisper) his leg. After all, they've been staring at it all day. He says that other dogs do find it odd at first, but the truth is that he can do just about anything any other dog can do. He's just looking for some friends. He likes doing things on his own, although sometimes he does need help and when he does, he'll ask Clifford. For example, right now. He'd like it if Clifford could give him a lift to the lighthouse. Not that he couldn't make it, but why walk when you can take the elevator? So Clifford takes everyone to the lighthouse, where they all have a good howl.
Clifford has a huge bone and wants to bury it. It's the biggest bone Cleo and T-Bone have ever seen. Clifford's first spot for digging is near Samuel's restaurant at the docks. But when the digging causes sand to spray into the food of Samuel's customers, Samuel asks Clifford to go somewhere else to do his digging. So Clifford heads to his house and finds that there's a small hole already there. It's like it was meant to be. However, it's not big enough, so he works at making it bigger. But then, Mr. Howard, Samuel and Pedro come. They drop a tree in it and realize that the tree is down in the ground way more than it ought to be. They wonder how it go so big. They soon spot their answer: Clifford. Mr. Howard tells Clifford that the hole was their tree, not his bone and he's going to have to go somewhere else. The scene changes to Emily Elizabeth's class, where Ms. Carrington is telling the class that she's going to let them out early, as it looks like there's a storm coming. Charley notes that last year, when there was a big storm, the library got flooded. He wonders if the same thing is going to happen this year. Meanwhile, outside, Clifford is trying to dig another hole. His digging causes mud to fly, making Charley think that a big hurricane has come. Emily Elizabeth goes out and investigates and finds that it's just Clifford. She tells Clifford that he needs to go somewhere else, as this isn't a good place to dig. He interrupted their class. So Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone walk home. Clifford says that maybe he'll just bury the bone in his backyard. Cleo says that she's going to go over to her house because of the storm: Mrs. Diller hates it when she gets wet. T-Bone says that he's going to go home too. So Clifford goes to his backyard and tries to bury the bone. But his digging sprays mud on Mr. Bleakman's flowers. Mr. Bleakman tells Clifford to take his digging somewhere else, like maybe another island. Mr. Bleakman probably didn't mean that seriously, but that's exactly what Clifford does. In the meantime, a group of islanders has gathered outside of the library. They're trying to dig a sand barricade in front of the library to keep the waves from the coming storm from causing a flood. But it's taking so long, that they don't think they'll ever get all the digging done in time. Emily Elizabeth says that she knows the best digger around: Clifford. She calls for him and her voice carries to the other island. Clifford bounds to the library, where Emily Elizabeth tells him that they need him to dig. But Clifford just whimpers. Emily Elizabeth wonders what's wrong and then everyone remembers about all of the bad things they told him about digging. Emily Elizabeth apologizes and tells Clifford that not all digging is bad. In fact, if he digs right now, he'll be doing them a great help. So Clifford does as asked and the sand wall is built. Everyone takes refuge from the storm in Clifford's doghouse. They're glad to know the library is safe. Emily Elizabeth asks if Clifford ever found a place to bury his bone. Clifford whimpers. So Samuel tells him that he'll buy him an even bigger bone. Pedro agrees too and pretty soon, just about everyone is agreeing to get Clifford a bone. After all, he deserves it.moreless
Emily Elizabeth, Jetta, Charley and Vaz are watching a concert of pop star Courtney Amber. Outside, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are maneuvering to try to get a good view. After the concert ends, everyone agrees that Courtney Amber is the best. Emily Elizabeth likes her so much, she thinks that she'll write her a letter. Who knows, maybe she'll write back within a week or two. Jetta doesn't think so. She doesn't think that Courtney Amber has time to be answering letters. Emily Elizabeth is probably just wasting her time. Emily Elizabeth tells her that she's going to try anyway. She'll never know unless she tries. Later on, Emily Elizabeth is in Clifford's doghouse, reading the letter to Clifford. It's all very laudatory and it even invites her to come to Birdwell Island. If she wants to find Emily Elizabeth, she can just look for the big, red dog. She goes to mail it. When she tries to mail it, a stiff wind ends up blowing it away. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford go to a lot of trouble to retrieve it, until Jetta comes along and manages to grab it before it can fly away again. Emily Elizabeth tells her what it is and mentions that she invited Courtney Amber to come to Birdwell Island. Jetta just laughs at it. There's no way Courtney Amber would come to Birdwell Island. She convinces Emily Elizabeth of that too. No longer thinking the letter is such a good idea, Emily Elizabeth gives Clifford the letter to get rid of. Clifford tries to bury it in the yard, but his digging keeps getting dirt on Mr. Bleakman. Mr. Bleakman, annoyed, asks Clifford what he's burying. So Clifford shows him the letter to Courtney Amber. Mr. Bleakman's puzzled as to why Clifford would be burying it. Then, Jetta comes by, talking to herself about how disappointed Emily Elizabeth is going to be. He realizes that it's Jetta's doing. Sometime in the future, Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Vaz and Jetta meet Mr. Bleakman down by the docks. Mr. Bleakman tells them that his niece is coming and he wants them to show her around town. Jetta, apparently thinking this sounds boring, makes an excuse and leaves. The boat unloads it's passengers and Mr. Bleakman introduces his niece: Courtney Amber! He sent the letter for Emily Elizabeth and so Courtney Amber is pleased to meet her. Later on, the gang is riding on Clifford's back when they encounter Jetta. They have her meet Courtney Amber and she faints. Back at Emily Elizabeth's, the entire group dances to Courtney Amber's song that they were listening to on the concert before. Jetta apologizes for telling Emily Elizabeth not to mail the letter. She then asks if Emily Elizabeth thinks Courtney Amber would give her an autograph. Emily Elizabeth tells her that she'll never know unless she tries.
"Hooray for Cleo"
There's a beach volleyball game going on with a bunch of the neighborhood dogs. Cleo, Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are all there, as well as dogs named Al and Tonya, as well as many unnamed dogs. The dog named Al is having a great time giving a play-by-play commentary of the game, but it's also causing a problem for his team, as he's trying to give the commetary while playing the game. The score is tied when Cleo makes an amazing shot, giving the win to Clifford's team. However, the camera shows that the ball bounced before Cleo made the play. Everyone comes over to congratulate Cleo on the great play. Mac protests, saying that he thought he saw the ball bounce. Cleo tries to agree, but everyone cuts her off, saying what a great play it was. That night, Cleo is haunted by a nightmare in which Al gives his running commentary, but his time plays back her play in slow-motion and sees that the ball bounced. She wakes up and decides that she should tell everyone the truth. But when she gets to the game, everyone cuts her off again before she can say anything. Since she's such a great volleyball player, they want her to teach them some of her moves. Cleo decides to go along, telling them that anyone can be a great player if they practice. But everytime she tries to show them a shot, even shots that she normally does well, she messes them up. Finally, she has to admit that the ball bounced the day before. She wanted to tell them, but it just kept getting harder and harder. She decides to try it again and this time she actually does make the shot and without the ball bouncing.moreless
Cleo, T-Bone and Cliford are playing hide-and-seek. Cleo finds T-Bone and so they both go to search for Clifford. However, unlike their normal hide-and-seek games seen later in the series, Clifford has actually find a pretty good hiding spot and they absolutely can't find him anywhere. They search high and low, but just can't find him. Then, Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford and T-Bone and Cleo comment that he's sure to come out of hiding now. He does. He was cleverly hiding behind the firehouse, which is both large and red, a perfect cover. He goes to Emily Elizabeth. She has a package. It's a present for her cousin, Laura. She wants Clifford to take it to the post office and give it to the mailman, Mr. Carson, for her. Clifford dutifully obeys. Meanwhile, T-Bone and Cleo are at the post office. Cleo's trying to make herself look and sound aggressive to scare the mailman, Mr. Carson. But she only succeeds in getting him to rub her tummy. Being vain, she says that she thinks she scared him anyway. Clifford comes and tells them that he's delivering Emily Elizbaeth's package. Both Cleo and T-Bone are surprised by this. T-Bone doesn't think Sheriff Lewis would ever allow him to do something like that. They're both curious about what's inside the package, but Clifford just wants to get it delivered. Cleo, however, gets wild with it and ends up shredding the package. Fortunately, the contents are damaged (yet.) They study the contents and determine that it's a "magic ball," that inflates itself. They start to play with it, but then Clifford decides that they'd better try to get it back in the package. However, now that it's inflated, it's too big to fit. They try to smoosh it down to get it to fit, but Clifford ends up sitting on it and popping it. Clifford says that he has to go tell Emily Elizabeth. Both Cleo and T-Bone think that she's probably not going to be very happy. They offer to go with him, but Clifford says that he has to do it on his own. On the way home, Clifford imagines that different things with a round shape are actually the ball. He doesn't know how he's going to let Emily Elizabeth know what happened. Later, Cleo comes to Clifford's and he admits that he still hasn't shown Emily Elizabeth what happened. Cleo keeps talking about how upset Emily Elizabeth is going to be and suggests that he hide the ball. After some smooth talking, Clifford finally agrees. Then, Emily Elizabeth comes and thanks him for delivering the package. She gives him a treat as thanks for doing so. But Clifford just whimpers and refuses the treat. Finally, he goes over, gets the ruined ball out of the hiding place and shows Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth is, as Cleo expected, upset. But mainly, she wishes Clifford hadn't hidden the ball. If she had known sooner, she could have gone out and gotten a new one right away. She really wanted to get the gift to her cousin for her birthday. She says that she knows Clifford is sorry and so they both go into town to get a new gift. From a tree where she's been watching, Cleo comments that she knew from the beginning that they shouldn't have hidden the ball. Then, she falls out of the tree.
"A Ferry Tale"
Emily Elizabeth is giving Clifford a bath. She says she knows that it's not his favorite thing to do, but it has to be done. She asks if he's ready for a back scrub and then slides down his back on a giant, soapy sponge. As she's doing this, Jetta and Mac are coming by and she ends up landing right on top of them before they can get out of the way. Jetta says that Emily Elizabeth's dog is nothing but trouble. And Emily Elizabeth just messed up Mac's coat. She wants it to be nice for the "Dog of the Year" contest. Emily Elizabeth thinks that Clifford would make a good "Dog of the Year." Clifford fantasizes about having his picture on a magazine cover with the headline "PRIZE POOCH DOG OF THE YEAR." Jetta says "whatever" and leaves with Mac. Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that he needs to stay well-groomed, so that he'll remain the best looking dog on the island and win the Dog of the Year contest. Clifford goes to sleep in his doghouse and has a nice nap, until Cleo and T-Bone come along and ask him if he wants to go to the beach. Cleo notices a fruity smell and Clifford explains that it's shampoo. He just had a bath. Cleo and T-Bone both try to get him to go to the beach. At first he just whimpers and then explains that Emily Elizabeth wants him to stay "well-groomed" for the Dog of the Year contest. Cleo doesn't think that Clifford should just lie around all day. After all, it's a "ball day," a "digging day," basically just a great day to be outside playing. Cleo and T-Bone tell him that they smelled a huge bone down at the beach. Clifford-size even. This is enough to get him to come with him. They get there, but Clifford refrains from digging, for fear of getting dirty. However, without Clifford's help, Cleo and T-Bone can't find the bone. They finally convince him to dig and they find a huge bone, one that is, indeed, Clifford-sized. But then, Clifford notices that he's gotten very dirty. He runs off, remembering that he's supposed to meet Emily Elizabeth at the dock. Cleo and T-Bone follow close behind. Looking for a solution to his problem, Clifford tries to go through a car wash. It gets his bottom half cleaned up, but his upper half is still dirty. T-Bone and Cleo try to tell him, but he doesn't notice and heads for the docks. At the docks, everyone's waiting for the ferry that's bringing the Dog of the Year judge, Lily Lavalley. However, there's a thick fog and even the lighthouse lantern isn't enough to cut through it. Clifford arrives at the dock and Emily Elizabeth sees how dirty he is. Jetta doesn't think there's any way he could win the contest now. Clifford hears the comments about the thick fog and how if it doesn't clear up, the ferry might be stuck at sea for the night. Wanting to do something to help, Clifford goes over to the lighthouse and grabs the lantern. He heads through the water to the ferry and guides the way for the ferry to come to Birdwell Island. At the end of the episode, Emily Elizabeth shows Clifford his picture on the cover of the magazine. It looks just like the picture he imagined, only in this picture, he's dirty. Emily Elizabeth says that Lily Lavalley named him Dog of the Year, but he's Dog of the Year every day to her.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are walking along when they notice a dog they've never seen before digging a hole in a yard. They go and talk to him and ask if they can play with him. They notice that the gate's closed and so maybe his owner doesn't want him leaving the yard. But he says that his owner probably just closed it by mistake and asks Clifford to dig a hole so he can get out. He says that his owner is visiting the island for a job. When asks his name, he gives them the name "Artie." Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone all tell him their names, but Artie seems more interested in calling them slick nicknames, such as "Curly" and "Red." Artie's human comes out of the house and he's not happy about Artie being outside of the yard. But Artie plays nice and his human says that "dogs will be dogs." Later, Artie comes to play with Clifford. Clifford agrees and looks for T-Bone and Cleo, but neither are around. Over at Cleo's house, Artie notices one of Cleo's porcupine squeak-toys and takes it, without Clifford seeing. He goes to the park with Clifford and then shows Clifford the toy. Clifford tells him that he shouldn't have taken the toy without asking Cleo. But Artie reasons that Cleo would have let him borrow the toy. The only reason he didn't ask was because she wasn't there. It's okay just as long as they return it before Cleo gets back. He convinces Clifford of this and they play with it. The plan goes wrong, though, as Cleo returns home before they're able to put it back. She starts looking for it and Clifford says to Artie that they should tell her that they were playing with it. But Artie doesn't want to do this. Instead, he hides the toy behind a tree and then says that he "found" it. Not knowing that Artie took it, Cleo thanks him for finding it. Clifford whimpers to himself. Later, Clifford finds Artie at a construction site. There's a big hole there and Artie tells Clifford that they should dig it up and make it even bigger. Clifford doesn't want to, but Artie talks him into it, saying that there could be some big bones down in it. So they start digging, but Clifford hits water, creating a huge, muddy mess. Then, the construction workers return to the site. Artie leaves, leaving Clifford there to take the blame and also covered in mud. Clifford talks with Cleo and T-Bone. T-Bone doesn't like Artie. Cleo tries to defend him, until Clifford tells her that he didn't find her hedgehog toy, he took it. Clifford's upset that he let Artie talk him into doing all the bad things. As they talk, Cleo and T-Bone are giving Clifford a bath. Artie comes and tries to them into turning on all the sprinklers in the yard, drenching it. Clifford lays down the law, saying that there are rules he has to play if he wants to play with them. At first, Artie leaves, calling Clifford a bore, but then he returns, thinking that maybe playing by the rules might be fun after all.
"Wedding Bell Blues"
Emily Elizabeth's class is gathered outside the classroom window, looking in. When Emily Elizabeth comes, Jetta tells her what it is they're looking at: their teacher Ms. Carrington has a boyfriend. They know because she told them. When they come in for class, Ms. Carrington introduces them to her boyfriend, whose name is Frank Williams. She met him at the beach when he was visiting the island last year. He's a botanist and has done research in places such as South America. He's actually here on Birdwell Island to study plants right now. But his main job is teaching. He's a college professor. Then, Ms. Carrington makes an announcement. They're getting married and she's going to be moving to the mainland. At first, the students think that it's going to be hard for her to have to come on the ferry to teach every day. That's when Ms. Carrington gives them the bad news. She's not going to be their teacher anymore. However, she's already met the new teacher, Mrs. Grumbly and she's a nice lady. She thinks they'll do okay with her. The class isn't so sure, especially with a name like Mrs. Grumbly. After school, talk focuses on what to expect from Mrs. Grumbly. Everyone's thinking seems to be worst-case scenario. Charley thinks that maybe she could be allergic to children. Jetta thinks maybe it's not that bad, but she could be allergic to dogs. Another scenario paints her as a drill instructor. She blows a really loud whistle and makes everyone salute and do what she tells them. Nobody's sure what she'll be like, but they all agree that it probably won't be good. That evening, Emily Elizabeth talks with Clifford in her doghouse. She's still trying to think about what things will be like with Mrs. Grumbly teaching. She finally decides that there's really no way to know until tomorrow. The next morning, everyone is waiting anxiously, watching as Ms. Carrington clears out her things for the classroom. Then, Mrs. Grumbly arrives. Their fears seem to be coming true when she sneezes. But it was just one sneeze and she's not allergic to kids after all. She says that she's still getting used to the fresh island air. She used to teach someplace far, far away. She pulls out a whistle and now it seems like the drill-instructor scenario is coming true. But it turns out she just uses it for soccer. This impresses Charley. Mrs. Grumbly, having talked to Ms. Carrington, is able to figure out who Charley is, as well as Jetta. She also soon figures out who Emily Elizabeth is and asks to meet her dog, Clifford. She does and Clifford, as usual, is a lot of fun. Everyone enters the class, except for Emily Elizabeth, who's staying behind to help Mrs. Grumbly out, since Ms. Carrington had told her that Emily Elizabeth is the best helper in the class. Mrs. Grumbly admits to Emily Elizabeth that she was a bit scared to meet Clifford, as she had heard about how big he was and thought he might be scary. But now that she's met him, she thinks he's a lot of fun. Emily Elizabeth realizes that it wasn't right for all of them to judge Mrs. Grumbly before they met her. And so she and Mrs. Grumbly go inside so everyone can get to know each other better.moreless
Cleo has a big surprise for Clifford - she's going to be staying over at his house! Clifford at first is excited about this, it's nice to have someone stay over. Cleo, however, proves to be rather high-maintenance. She brings a whole bunch of her stuff over to Clifford's and tries to get Clifford to move his stuff over into a corner. She comes with Clifford when he picks Emily Elizabeth up from school, without asking if Clifford wants her to come along. When Emily Elizabeth is trying to do her homework, she makes all sorts of racket, such that Emily Elizabeth doesn't have any time to play with Clifford and her later in the day, only enough to read them a story - which Cleo chooses. The next morning, Emily Elizabeth is headed off to school. Clifford tries to wake Cleo, but she's sound asleep. So he goes off with Emily Elizabeth on his own. Cleo wakes up and notices that Clifford is gone. She sees him headed down the street and thinks that she's not wanted anymore. So she packs her stuff and starts to leave, until T-Bone stops her. T-Bone says that he's sure Clifford didn't want her to leave, it's that he needs time to be alone with Emily Elizabeth sometimes. Cleo apologizes to Clifford for thinking that he wanted to her to leave - how could she have been so silly? She then asks Clifford and T-Bone to unpack her stuff for her, and while they're at, take down some pictures of Emily Elizabeth so that she can put up some of her own. It's at this point that she really learns her lesson, that sometimes she needs to take Clifford's feelings into account and not just her own.
"Mr. Bleakman's Special Day"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing a nice game of ball. Everything is going well, until --- oh no, the ball lands in Mr. Bleakman's yard. Mr. Bleakman is not at all impressed. He's in a grumpy mood, has a lot of chores to do today and certainly doesn't want to put up with the dogs' racket. He takes the ball indoors, where it won't be a problem. This makes Cleo really mad. It's her ball and she wants it back. She figures she'll just go bark at Mr. Bleakman and make her give it back, but Clifford has another idea. Since Mr. Bleakman is so grumpy, why don't they be nice to him and help him with his work and then maybe he'll give the ball back. T-Bone concurs, citing some wisdom he heard from Sheriff Lewis. So the dogs get to work. They dig Mr. Bleakman's flower bed. Then they clean out his birdbath. Finally, they wash his car, with some help from Emily Elizabeth. Each time, Mr. Bleakman is flabbergasted. He doesn't know who it is who's doing his chores for him, but he really appreciates it. After everything's done, Mrs. Bleakman is surprised to find Mr. Bleakman in such a cheery mood. He explains about how all his chores were done for him. He has something else to do to, he gets Cleo's ball and returns it to her, still not knowing that it was the dogs who did the work all along. The dogs resume their ballgame, when... the ball goes over the fence again and into Mr. Bleakman's yard. This time, though, a cheerful Mr. Bleakman tosses the ball back and joins in the game.moreless
Jetta has lost her sweater and can't seem to find it anywhere. Emily Elizabeth comes over and asks if she can help. So they go hunting for it. Jetta wants Mac to come with them and so she calls for him. When he doesn't come right away, she says that she has a tummy-yummy, as this always gets Mac to come. But this time, Mac doesn't come. We see him, with Jetta's ruined sweater. Now we know why he's not coming. Jetta laments that first she lost her sweater and now she's lost her dog. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta go to search for Mac and Clifford decides to hunt for him too. He's soon accompanied by Cleo and T-Bone. They eventually find him, hiding under a bush. They see the ruined sweater and realize why he's hiding. Mac explains: he didn't mean to ruin the sweater, it was an accident. But now Jetta is going to be mad at him and he doesn't want to face her. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone tell Mac that they don't think Jetta's going to be all that mad with him. She really misses him and is heartbroken that he's disappeared. So Mac finally returns home, although at first he tries to run away. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta, having not found Mac during their search, decide to return home. Maybe Mac returned while they were away. Jetta's pleased to find Mac is home. Mac shows Jetta the ruined shirt and she's a bit upset, but mostly she's just glad that Mac is back. And not only that, but this gives her an excuse to go shopping for a new shirt. Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that he should never run away either. There's nothing he could ever do that would make her stop loving him.
It's Halloween on Birdwell Island and everyone's getting dressed up for the festivities. Emily Elizabeth is dressed as a caveman and she's dressed Clifford up as a lion. Mrs. Diller's gotten dressed up too and she's dressed up Cleo as well. She tells Jetta that Mac has a cute outfit. Jetta complains that it's not cute, it's scary. He's Frankenstein's monster. The festivities for the evening include a movie and an outdoor picnic. However, Jetta can't really seem to get into the festivities. The movie, which is being presented courtesy of Victor and Pedro is a standard B-list scary movie, with the requisite scene where a lady opens a closet door, finds that there's no ghost and is relieved, only to then find that the ghost is behind her. After the movie, Clifford hangs around, trying to figure out how everyone was fit into the small projection screen. At the picnic area, Jetta says that she's going to go home. She and Mac are getting really bored and they're just not getting scared. So Victor and Pedro offer to escort her back home. Back at the theater area, a wind causes the large, white projection screen to fly into Clifford, draping over him and making him look like a ghost. It's covering his eyes and so he can't see, so he heads towards the picnic area, trying to figure out what's going on. Jetta, Mac, Victor and Pedro see him on the way to Jetta's house and think that he's the "Ghost of Birdwell Island." They race back to the campsite, creating a mass panic. Only Emily Elizabeth remains calm and as Clifford comes closer, she soon realizes that it's him. Jetta is forced to admit that she and Mac actually got kind of scared. So maybe it wasn't such a bad Halloween after all. Emily Elizabeth says that next year, she's going to dress Clifford up as a ghost to avoid this problem. He'll be Clifford, her "big, white ghost."moreless
Emily Elizabeth and her family are going out for the day, so they've left Clifford with a babysitter - Mrs. Bleakman. Or, rather, Mr. Bleakman, since Mrs. Bleakman is going to some sort of program at the library. Mr. Bleakman isn't at all happy about this, since he's trying to work on painting a masterpiece and Clifford's just going to get in the way. Clifford finds various ways of getting in the way: blocking Mr. Bleakman's shade, scratching and getting fur all over Mr. Bleakman's painting, sneezing and so on. Mr. Bleakman tries taking Clifford to the park, but this doesn't work either. He takes him down by the docks, but Clifford splashes water on his painting of a seascape. He finally takes him down by the beach. After Clifford covers him in sand, Mr. Bleakman orders Clifford to stay completely still. Clifford does this, for the most part and Mr. Bleakman finally completes his masterpiece, but then a strong wind blows it away. Mr. Bleakman gets Clifford to retrieve it, but then both Mr. Bleakman and the painting blow away. Mr. Bleakman and his painting end up in the water, but Clifford rescues them and soon they're hanging ten on the waves. Back on land, Mr. Bleakman thanks Clifford for the most fun he's had at years. He returns home atop Clifford, where Emily Elizabeth and Mrs. Bleakman have been waiting for him. He shows them his new masterpiece - a painting of him having fun with Clifford.
It's Saturday morning and T-Bone's excited. This is his special time with Sheriff Lewis. They're going to have eggs and bacon and all sorts of fun. Sheriff Lewis, however, isn't anywhere to be found and T-Bone wonders what's going on. Then Sheriff Lewis comes in the door. Unfortunately, he won't be able to have fun with T-Bone today. He has to fill in for someone at work. He suggests that T-Bone could come along with him, but T-Bone is very disappointed and doesn't really feel like coming. After Sheriff Lewis leaves, he decides to go see what Clifford is doing. He's getting a bath, which T-Bone figures must be a real bummer on Saturday, but Clifford says that he's just happy to spend time with Emily Elizabeth. While Emily Elizabeth goes off to soccer practice, Clifford and T-Bone decide to see what some of their other friends are up to. They find Charley and Samuel working flipping burgers at the docks. They visit Jetta and Mac, who are playing tea party. T-Bone thinks this stinks, but Mac is happy with it. He gets to spend time with Jetta, plus he gets treats. Finally, they visit Cleo's and see that Mrs. Diller is in bed with a cold. But Cleo seems to be enjoying Mrs. Diller's reading to her. Emily Elizabeth returns from soccer practice and Clifford wants to know if T-Bone would like to go to the park with them, but T-Bone has something else to do. He goes to visit Sheriff Lewis, now happy to spend time with him.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing the park. It's fall and they're all having fun jumping in leaf piles. Clifford and Cleo both jump and then ask T-Bone why he isn't jumping in his pile. T-Bone explains that he's trying to create the biggiest, crunchiest leaf pile ever. His pile isn't big enough yet. He needs more crunchy leaves. So Cleo and T-Bone help in gathering up more leaves. Cleo makes a comment about it being a perfect way to spend a Saturday. This sets off a bell in T-Bone's mind. He realizes that he's supposed to be playing fetch with Sheriff Lewis today. He asks Clifford to watch the pile of leaves while he does that. Clifford agrees and T-Bone heads off. Now alone, Cleo and Clifford consider the leaf pile. Clifford thinks that it would really be great to jump in it. Cleo agrees at first and then realizes what Clifford is thinking. He doesn't want to jump in it, right now, does he? Cleo reminds him that he promised T-Bone to watch it. Clifford acknowledges this, but then he just can't help it and before Cleo can stop him he's jumped in the pile. Then, shortly after, a stiff wind blows away all the leaves. Cleo figures that they can just create a new pile. This doesn't work for Clifford though. He promised T-Bone to take of that leaf pile. Cleo notes that the leaves must be all over Birdwell Island by now. Clifford decides that they'll just have to go and find them all. They head off. They find one of them underneath a van. They find another stuck on a compass on top of a house. Some time passes and they head over to Clifford's with a bagful. One of the leaves flies into Mr. Bleakman's yard and into a trash can he's keeping leaves in. While Mr. Bleakman's turned the other way, Clifford grabs the trash can to get the leaves. Mr. Bleakman turns around and silently wonders what happened to the trash can. Clifford and Cleo get the leaf and then return the trash can without Mr. Bleakman noticing. So he's suprised when he turns around and there it is again. Finally, Cleo and Clifford head for the docks. There's the just one leaf left and they manage to claim it after it falls into a bowl of chips being eaten by a customer at the edge of the dock. Down by the shore, Clifford and Cleo are relieved that they've finally collected all the leaves. Then, suddenly, the wind blows one of them away. Despite Cleo's protests, Clifford bounds after it. He finally catches it, at the end of the docks, but then loses his balance and falls into the water, soaking the lady eating her chips and Cleo. They return to the beach once more, this time with all the leaves for certain. Back at the park, they dump them out, reforming the leaf pile. Clifford then says that he just wants to take one tiny jump. He promises. Cleo reminds him of what happened the last time he made a promise. Clifford admits that she's right and goes back to watching the pile. T-Bone returns. He's happy they watched the pile for him. Another wind comes, but Clifford protects the pile. T-Bone notes that the wind knocked down about a "million more leaves." He, Clifford and Cleo gather them up in the crunchiest pile ever. Then, to thank Clifford for watching the pile, T-Bone lets him jump in it. It's a tremendous crunch. The leaves are scattered again, but they don't mind. They'll just pile them back together. Clifford promises it'll be great.
Emily Elizabeth and her friends are playing soccer at school. Clifford is the goalie, but Charley manages to get the ball past him for a goal. Recess ends and their teacher announces that coming up Monday is "Silly Sports Day." She has the class draw for their acitivity to do on that day. Emily Elizabeth draws and gets the Feather Pillow Toss. Jetta draws and gets the Cream Pie Long Jump. At first, she doesn't want to do it, but then when Emily Elizabeth says that she got her picture in the paper for doing it last year, Jetta changes her mind and says it'll be perfect for her. Charley gets Jiggly Juggling. He's supposed to juggle three bags of jiggly gelatin. However, he says that it sounds to easy and that he's going to try to juggle six. Later that day at his Dad Samuel's restaurant, Charley is busy preparing gelatin. Samuel jokes that it's a lot of gelatin to eat and Charley explains that it's for "Silly Sports Day." He tries to demonstrate the juggling, but ends up spinning around too fast and dropping the bag on the floor, causing the gelatin to splatter. Samuel thinks Charley will be great at Jiggly Juggling, outside. Sometime later in the week, Emily Elizabeth is practicing the Feather Pillow Toss. She keeps throwing the pillow, but it just keeps blowing in her face. Then, she throws the pillow and it not only doesn't blow back, it sails way afar. Emily Elizabeth looks behind her and realizes that Clifford is blowing on the pillow. She tells Clifford that she appreciates it, but she wants to do this on her own. Then, Mary comes wheeling in, shouting that Charley is going to demonstrate Jiggly-Juggling. Charley gives a demonstration. He first does it with one bag, then two. However, when he gets to three bags, he ends up dropping them all. He tries a couple more times, but only succeeds in getting gelatin on himself. Charley continues to practice, but he just keeps dropping the bags. At one point, when Samuel comments that he's looking forward to Charley's event, Charley says that he's decided not to do it. It's too hard. Samuel says that juggling is rather hard. He then tries juggling some stuff himself and ends up cracking an egg on his head. He says that he never could master it himself. But it doesn't really matter because it's fun. Charley agrees that he's right and decides not to quit. The next day, Charley is practicing juggling down by the shore. Clifford is watching. He seems to have gotten pretty good with three bags, although he still drops them occasionally. He thinks for a moment about quitting again, but Clifford encourages him to continue trying. As Charley juggles, Clifford throws in a fourth bag. Charley stumbles at first, but then realizes that he's able to juggle four bags. Finally, the Silly Sports Day comes. Everyone watches as Charley juggles the three bags. Then Clifford tosses in a fourth one. Charley does okay with this, so Clifford tosses in a fifth one. Everyone's amazed as Charley retains his control with this. Then, Charley asks Clifford to toss in a fifth bag. Clifford's reluctant at first, but Charley tells him it's okay. The scene goes to slow-motion as Clifford tosses the bag. It lands in Charley's hand and now he's juggling six bags. Pretty soon, he loses control, but not before juggling them for a decent amount of time. He bows, saying "how's that for silly?" Then, someone notes that Jetta is doing the Cream Pie Long Jump. Everyone heads over to watch. Jetta successfully completes the jump, but wonders where the newspaper people are. Then, Clifford licks some of the cream off of her. Emily Elizabeth says that Jetta has one really big fan, Clifford.moreless
Clifford and Cleo are playing a game of "Red light / Green light" by the beach. Clifford gets a little too enthusiastic, bounding wildly on a green light, causing him to slide into the water when "red light" is called and he has trouble braking. He asks Cleo to be the car next. Then, Cleo overhears a discussion between Sheriff Lewis and Pedro. Pedro is providing Sheriff Lewis with moving boxes. Sheriff Lewis tells Pedro that he's moving tomorrow. Sheriff Lewis is moving tomorrow? That means T-Bone is moving tomorrow! T-Bone's leaving the island! Cleo races to tell Clifford. Out of Cleo's earshot, Sheriff Lewis continues that it's just a couple blocks, so he can be closer to the sheriff's station. Cleo reports the news to Clifford. They both agree they're going to miss T-Bone. They're surprised that he hadn't told them, but they figure he just didn't want them to be upset. They decide they'll make this day the best day of his life. They find T-Bone at his house. There, Clifford gives him an ultra-warm greeting, to his surprise. To his further surprise, Cleo gives him her hedgehog toy. She wants to have it to "remember him by." That is, in case he ever forgets her. They ask what T-Bone wants to do. They'll do anything he wants. So T-Bone has them go to the butcher shop. They stare through the window and then the owners give them bones. Clifford's given a huge bone, which he gives to T-Bone. T-Bone can't eat it all by himself, so he asks Clifford to help him and Cleo helps too. Then, they go down to the beach. T-Bone's enjoying laying in the sun, which causes Cleo to comment that he can also lay in the sun off the island... not that he'd ever move off the island. Clifford asks him if there's anything he wants to do today. Something really special, something he's always wanted to do. T-Bone's always wanted to fly. So he gets hooked up to Clifford, who twirls him 'round and 'round as if he were flying. Clifford and Cleo make more suggestive comments, which cause T-Bone to wonder what's going on. Then, Clifford says that they should go up to the lighthouse, one last time. One last time? They all go to the lighthouse and enjoy the view of the island. Clifford says that they used to do some great stuff on Birdwell Island and rehashes a number of things that they've done in past episodes. T-Bone wonders what's up with the "used to" stuff. He finally gets it out of them that they're doing all of this because he's moving off the island. T-Bone explains that he's just moving down the street. At first, it doesn't register, but then they both celebrate. They apologize to him, particularly Cleo. She promises that next time she'll get all the information before passing it around. She has one other thing to say - she wants her hedgehog toy back. T-Bone looks like he doesn't want to give it up at first, but then everybody laughs.
"The Truth About Dogs and Cats"
T-Bone is getting toys from his doghouse and gathering them a gigantic pile. It's a lot of toys and two kittens watching from a tree in T-Bone's yard certainly think so. They laugh. T-Bone hears them laughing and wonders who's there. Then, he sees them. T-Bone doesn't like this. He's heard that dogs aren't supposed to have cats in their yard. The kittens don't understand why T-Bone's barking at them and think that he wants to play with them. Clifford comes and Cleo slides down off his back. She wants to play hide-and-go-seek and decides to use the tree as base. T-Bone tries to get them to go somewhere else, but it's too late. Cleo notices the cats in the tree. T-Bone tries to pretend like he didn't know they were there. In any case, dogs aren't supposed to have cats in their yard. She thinks if they bark real loud, maybe they'll go away. So they bark at them, but the kittens are just amused. They think the dogs are singing and dancing. They especially like the big, red one. T-Bone laments that he just can't have cats in his tree. Cleo comes up with another idea. Cats chase mice, so they'll just have the cat chase a mouse out of his yard. She pretends to be a mouse, but this doesn't work either. The cats know she's just pretending. They think the dogs are putting on a play and Cleo's a woodchuck. Cleo sees that they're clapping and quips that they know talent when they see it. T-Bone asks Clifford and Cleo if they're sure they have to get rid of the cats and Clifford and Cleo strongly agree. They know that cats are afraid of water, so they'll use the hose in the yard to get them down. This fails because the hose gets a knot in it and the water builds up. It ends up spraying all over Clifford and Cleo. They yell for somebody to turn it off. Billy and Betty see what's happening. They race down from the tree and to the dogs', surprise, they turn off the water. They talk with the cats. Cleo says that she thought that cats were afraid of water. But Billy and Betty love water. Cleo asks why they didn't chase the mouse. Betty tells her that they knew she was just pretending. Billy continues that not all cats chase mice. Clifford comments that they aren't at all like they thought they were. The dogs realize that you shouldn't judge someone before you get to know them. Clifford wonders just what it is that they do like to do. So the kittens tell him: they like to play, especially tag. So they go ahead and play. The kittens, Cleo and T-Bone call "not it," so Clifford is "it." They start their game.moreless
Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo are playing "shuffle-dog." They have a shuttlecock. Cleo scores in the proper area for ten points. The Clifford tries, but he sends it in the water. It bounces ten times, which means that Clifford also scores ten points. Then T-Bone takes a turn, but it takes him forever to shoot. This gives time for Mac to come and bump into T-Bone. They tell him what they're doing. Mac tells them about his "secret dog club." He wants to show it to them, but he notes that "not everyone can get in, you know." It's a bit of a climb to Mac's secret spot, and T-Bone has some trouble. He has to have Clifford help to get him all the way up. Everybody thinks Mac's secret spot, which features an awesome waterfall is great. T-Bone really likes it, but then he's surprised when Mac tells him he isn't in the club. Why? According to Mac, the first rule of the club is that in order to be a member, you have to be able to get to it without help. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone don't like this at all. They decide to have a vote to try and get T-Bone in. Mac votes that he can't be in. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone all vote yes. They've won, right? Wrong. Mac says that as the president, he has four votes. He wins. Or does he? Clifford and Cleo agree that without T-Bone in the club, they don't want to be in it either. They leave. Mac shouts after Clifford, offering him Vice President status, but it doesn't work. So Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo go back to their playing, this time Super T-Bone. Mac comes down and tries to tempt Cleo to join with tummy-yummies, but that doesn't work either. Mac leaves. He's got an exciting meeting to go to. Over at his secret location, he tries to conduct a meeting, with all the regular trappings of such meetings, such as "old business" and "new business." It doesn't work very well with just him though. He goes back to the others, who are still playing Super T-Bone, with a new trick up his sleeves. He says his club has games and he's offering prizes. Clifford says that it sounds great, but can T-Bone join? No, he's still out. Mac tries begging. It's no fun being in a club by himself. Clifford retorts that it's no fun being left out of a club by yourself either. Mac gives up. He makes an announcement and changes his vote. T-Bone's in. With everybody in, they head back to the secret spot, where they have a great time, sliding down the waterfall and having splash fights.
"The Dog Park"
It's a beautiful day at the park. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman are there and so are kids and their dogs. But Clifford's playing disturbs Mr. Bleakman, who says that there oughta be a law about dogs in the park. He has Clifford go play with his dog friends. We see that T-Bone and Cleo are playing tug-of-war. Mac keeps changing who he's rooting for. When asks whose side he's on, he answers that he's on the "winner's side." Clifford comes and they figure they can have more fun now. They'll play "Red Rover." Clifford, of course, is Red Rover, but when he charges really fast, they all decide it would be best to just get out of the way. Clifford ends up nearly slamming into the bench where Mr. Bleakman is sitting. He causes a commotion and licks Mr. Bleakman. Mr. Bleakman calls Emily Elizabeth over and asks her to get her "galloping gargantuan" out of the way. Clifford, with his friends, decides to go find a nice big fetch stick. In the meantime, Mr. Bleakman is birdwatching through binoculars, when he spots a very rare bird, a Birdwell Island budgie. Then, all of a sudden, it disappears. It turns out Clifford took the stick that it was sitting on, but Mr. Bleakman doesn't notice that. Clifford and friends decide that they have to find somewhere to put the bird down so they won't disturb it. They head for a pond. Mr. Bleakman trails, still not noticing them, hoping to catch sight of the bird again. He scares away other birds and, not paying attention to where he's going, he ends up walking into a pond where Clifford sat down the branch. Then, the bird flies away. He sees Clifford and the gang and snaps. We see Sheriff Lewis putting up a "no dogs" sign. He asks Mr. Bleakman if he's sure about this. Mr. Bleakman refers to the city bylaws, which have a clear precedent for dogs not being allowed in the park. The next day, he returns. He's pleased at first that it's nice and quiet, but then he realizes that it's too quiet. He wonders what happened to the kids, the birds and the squirrels. Mrs. Bleakman connects the dots, explaining how without the dogs, the kids, birds and squirrels won't come. Over at Emily Elizabeth's house, everyone's bored and wishes they could come to the park. Mr. Bleakman comes up. They wonder if they've done anything to disturb him and promise to quiet down. That, however, isn't why Mr. Bleakman's there. He says thats kids like them should be in the park. And with that, he takes the "no dogs" sign and drops it in a trash can. With dogs allowed again, Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman are back at the park. Mr. Bleakman's hoping for birdwatching, but then it starts to rain. He looks behind him and sees that it's actually Clifford with a hose that's making the rain. Mrs. Bleakman asks if Clifford's presence is a problem. Mr. Bleakman doesn't think so at all.moreless
Charley, Jetta and Emily Elizabeth are down at the docks with Clifford. Charley's fishing, but he hasn't gotten a bite yet. Then, his luck changes and he gets one! He reels it in! It's a big one! Emily Elizabeth's impressed and wants to know if Charley could teach her how to fish. He agrees. He'll help her tomorrow, as he has to help his Dad today. Jetta is made the same offer, but she doesn't really like the idea of fishing. The next day, Emily Elizabeth wakes up extra-early for her fishing lesson. But when she gets to the docks, Vaz is there with Charley. Vaz has a new toy plane and wants them to play with it. Emily Elizabeth still wants to go fishing, but Charley convinces her to watch Vaz fly his plane. So they head to the park to fly it. As they're flying, Vaz loses control and the plane starts heading for Jetta, who's coming in their direction. They yell at Jetta to look out. Clifford creates a wind, blowing away the plane from Jetta. They go and apologize to Jetta, but she's more worried about what Clifford did to her hair than the plane that was coming at her. She asks Emily Elizabeth what she's doing at the park. Isn't Charley supposed to be teaching her how to fish? Charley says that he's still going to do it... tomorrow. Later on, Emily Elizabeth is getting books about fishing from the library. She reads off the titles. There's The Airchair Fisherman. There's also Fishing For the Non-Fisher. Clifford barks his approval of this title. Finally, there's If At First You Don't Succeed, Fish, Fish Again. Jetta comes up and makes a comment about how it looks like Emily Elizabeth is teaching herself how to fish. Emily Elizabeth retorts that she just wants to get a head start. Jetta says anyway that if Charley doesn't come through, her Dad is setting up a swimming hole. She should come check it out. The next day comes and we see Emily Elizabeth and Charley, not fishing, but at the swimming hole. Emily Elizabeth explains that Charley heard about it and he just had to check it out. Jetta comments again that Charley's probably never going to teach her how to fish. Emily Elizabeth says that he will, tomorrow. Tomorrow comes around and Emily Elizabeth and Clifford are at the docks, by themselves. Emily Elizabeth notes that it would seem Charley isn't coming. She decides to go ahead with teaching herself how to fish. Using the help of one of the books, she hooks up bait and casts her line successfully. She settles in to wait for a bite. Meanwhile, Charley is over at the swimming hole. Jetta is pretty angry with him. She says that she'd knew he'd be there, even though he was supposed to teach Emily Elizabeth to fish. Charley says he'll teach her tomorrow. Jetta counters that that's what he said yesterday and the day before that. Charley realizes that he let Emily Elizabeth down. He goes off to make things right. At the docks, Charley apologizes for not upholding his promise. But he still wants to help. Emily Elizabeth says that that's great... as she thinks she has a bite! Charley encourages her to reel it in. She tries hard, with Clifford and Charley's help, but it's a strong fish and her line breaks. Down in the water, the fish swims off. Emily Elizabeth sees it, it's huge! Charley says that Emily Elizabeth doesn't need any help. She's now an official fisherman. She may not have caught any fish, but every fisherman has to have a story about "the big one that got away."
"No Baths For Cleo"
Mrs. Diller and Cleo are just returning home from a grooming at Mr. Kibble's. It's muddy and Mrs. Diller asks Cleo not to jump around in the mud since she just got groomed. But as soon as she goes inside, Cleo is all over the mud puddles. Mrs. Diller comes back out. Since Cleo is all dirty again, she's going to have to have a bath. Mrs. Diller gets her cleaned up. Cleo's not happy, as now she's all poofy. When Mrs. Diller goes back in, Cleo complains that it's not fair. Everytime she does something fun, she ends up having to have a "stupid bath." Or does she? She comes to a decision: she's never taken baths again! She gets a little crazy, jumping all over the mud puddles and hopping up and down singing "I'm never taking baths! I'm never taking baths!" She skips down the sidewalk singing this, when she notices a huge mud patch. It's perfect. She dives into and starts swimming around. Soon, Clifford and T-Bone come upon her. They wonder what she's doing. Isn't today her grooming day? She says that it is, but she doesn't have to worry about that anymore. She's never taking baths again. Clifford and T-Bone don't really have any comment about this. They just seem sort of puzzled. Then Cleo asks them to dive in. They do, and have a great time playing in the mud. Finally, it's time for Clifford to pick Emily Elizabeth up from school. He says that when she sees him, she's going to give him a bath for sure. T-Bone says that he has be heading home too. Cleo comments again and about never taking baths again. Once again, T-Bone and Clifford don't really have anything to say. Cleo stays in the mud patch, playing by herself. She notes that it's not really any fun without anyone else to play with. She figures Emily Elizabeth must be home by now. She heads for Clifford's, where Clifford is just finishing getting a bath. Emily Elizabeth rides down his back with a sponge and then hoses him off. Cleo laughs to herself from the sidewalk about how he's getting bath. She heads up to them and T-Bone soon joins. Cleo laughs at them again about how they got baths. But Clifford and T-Bone don't really seem to mind it. Clifford says that it's good to get clean after getting dirty because otherwise he gets all icky and sticky. Cleo, who's covered in mud, is starting to scratch. T-Bone talks about his bath. Sheriff Lewis got the water warm and bubbly for him. He played with his duck "Mr. Quacky" and Sheriff Lewis gave him a tummy rub. Cleo comments that tummy rubs are nice, but she still doesn't see the point of taking a bath. You're just going to get dirty again. She continues scratching. Then, T-Bone comments that he likes getting a bath because he gets to spend time with his human. Clifford notes that the humans seem to like it too. Cleo realizes that she never thought of it that way. By letting their humans give them baths, they're doing them a favor. And since Mrs. Diller is so nice to her, she's going to do something nice for her. Like taking a bath. Like, right now. She races off in a hurry, obviously very itchy. Back at home, she cleans herself off, commenting that she never realized before how nice it can be to get clean. Mrs. Diller comes outside and sees that Cleo's taking a bath. She says that she loves Cleo, no matter how dirty or clean she may be.moreless
Cleo's niece Kiki is paying her a visit. It's not that Kiki isn't a nice dog, it's just that Kiki has a lot of energy and she's wearing Cleo out. Cleo just wants to sleep, but Kiki insists on playing ball. Cleo asks Kiki to just let her nap, if she does, she can go anywhere that she wants later. Then, T-Bone comes along. He asks Cleo if she wants to play, but Cleo's too tired. T-Bone offers to watch Kiki for her so she can rest. Cleo explains that she told Kiki that she'd take her anywhere she wanted, so T-Bone says that he'll do that. He asks Kiki where she wants to go and Kiki has him take her to the lighthouse. Meanwhile, at the docks, the ferry arrives. Clifford is there and guess who's getting of the ferry? It's Mimi, a female dog that T-Bone absolutely adores. Her human is on the island to take some pictures. She asks Clifford where Cleo and T-Bone are and he says they'll go look for them. Meanwhile, at the lighthouse, T-Bone uses binoculars and sees Mimi down at the docks. He wants to see her, but Kiki has other ideas. She wants to go to the beach. So, like in the classic play The Merchant of Venice (and parodied endless times on TV shows), T-Bone has two versions of himself appear over his shoulders. One is an "angel" version and tells him that he should keep his promise. Another is a "devil" version and tells him that he's bigger and he should do what he wants. T-Bone does the right thing. Eventually, Mimi finds him and things it's nice that T-Bone is watching Kiki for Cleo. Kiki says that she really likes "Uncle T-Bone." Mimi says that she really likes him too.
"Cleo's Valentine Surprise"
It's Valentine's Day and Cleo has just received five tummy-yummies from Miss Diller. She comments that this is good, it's just what she needs for her "plan." Elsewhere on the island, Clifford and T-Bone are making their Valentine's Day plans. They want to find Cleo so they can wish her a happy Valentine's Day and play Super T-Bone with her all day long, since that's her favorite game. Cleo, meanwhile, is planning a big Valentine's surprise for Clifford and T-Bone. It's a secret, so she's being very furtive about it. But then, K.C. comes along and asks what she's doing. Cleo explains that she's making a huge Valentine surprise for Clifford and T-Bone. She asks what K.C.'s doing on the island. K.C. tells her that his human, Bruno, has a job, so he came over. K.C. offers to help her with her surprise. She's gathered up a massive amount of tummy-yummies to create a huge Valentine heart. Cleo says that she can't wait until Clifford and T-Bone see it and she wonders what kind of surprise they have in store for her. The surprise is assembled and Clifford and T-Bone see it and wonder who made it. Cleo and then K.C. pop up and surprise them. They thank her, as it's an awesome surprise. Then Cleo asks suggestively if they have anything else they want to tell her. When they don't, she's disappointed. She tells K.C. that she thought they would have some kind of big surprise for her too. K.C. says that she should be happy that they liked her surprise. After all, she enjoys doing things like this for them. Clifford then comes up and says that he wishes he could have done something big like this for her. Cleo tells him that he already has - his appreciation is enough. They all go to enjoy the tummy-yummies.moreless
Charley and Emily Elizabeth have found an interesting patch of bushes. Among others, there's one shaped like a rhinoceros. They think they're pretty neat and go inside to get a closer look. Then, Emily Elizabeth sees a sign: a person with a no symbol on it. They realize that means they have to keep out and they tell Clifford too. They tell Clifford they're not sure why, but they know that sign means that they're not supposed to be there. Later, Clifford meets up with Cleo and T-Bone. He leads them to the bushes to show them. They have fun, playing around pretending to be different animals, or each other. Then, Clifford remembers that they're not supposed to go inside the patch. He shows everyone the sign. But Cleo points out that the sign has a human on it. That just means that humans aren't supposed to be there. It doesn't say anything about dogs. Clifford's reluctant at first, but finally gives in and they have more fun, playing and rolling around. Finally, they leave. As they walk along, someone notices that something stinks. They try to figure out who it is and realize that it's all of them. There must have been something stinky in that patch they were in that got on them. They decide to keep going, thinking that maybe the smell isn't that bad and their humans won't notice. But as they walk along, people notice all right. The smell causes them to cover their noses, or faint. It's really bad, but Clifford's afraid to go to Emily Elizabeth because she said not to play in the patch. So the dogs try to find a way to get the smell off themselves without having to tell anyone. They first go down to the beach and roll in sand. But this doesn't get the smell off and also ruins the fun of everyone at the beach. They then try going for a dip in the water and then head for the docks. But they still stink. Finally, Charley and Emily Elizabeth find them. In fact, the entire village does. They're all teaming up to give them a bath. Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that everyone makes mistakes, although that's probably one he'll never make again.
"He's Wonderful Mr. Bleakman"
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are playing soccer when the ball accidentally goes into Mr. Bleakman's yard. Mr. Bleakman is trying to get some dirt ready for his garden and the ball bounces in the dirt, covering him with it. Emily Elizabeth and Charley go to get the ball. Mr. Bleakman asks them if they could please go and do something quiet. So they go to Clifford's doghouse, where they play checkers. It's quiet, but they're also getting bored. Emily Elizabeth says that she wishes sometimes that she didn't have Mr. Bleakman for a neighbor. So Clifford takes down a picture hanging in the doghouse and shows it to Emily Elizabeth and Charley. Emily Elizabeth remembers it. In a flashback sequence, we see Emily Elizabeth and Clifford playing with an inflatable ring. But the ring gets stuck around Clifford's nose and Emily Elizabeth doesn't know how to get it off. She goes next door and asks Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman for help. Mr. Bleakman goes up on Clifford's nose and finds the release valve for the air on the ring. He opens it and succeeds in getting it off Clifford's nose. Emily Elizabeth calls him a hero and goes to get her camera. She snaps the snapshot which triggered the flashback. Back in the present, Charley and Emily Elizabeth comment that Mr. Bleakman can be quite helpful sometimes. They just wish he wasn't so grumpy sometimes. Charley remembers a time when he was actually kind of fun. In another flashback, we see Charley trying to use a pogo stick. But he can't keep his balance. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman come along and it turns out that in past years, Mr. Bleakman was a pogo sticking champion. He demonstrates how to bounce on the pogo stick. Then he bounces away, yelling that he's "still got it." In another flashback sequence, Emily Elizabeth remembers when she had the chicken pox. She didn't really feel bad, but she was bored because she wasn't allowed to go outside and play with her friends. Then, Mr. Bleakman came and played checkers with her. She chose to be red, since it's her favorite color. (Clifford's color) Finally, in one final flashback, Emily Elizabeth and Charley remember when Mr. Bleakman had to take care of Clifford once. Scenes taken directly from "Babysitter Blues" are used to show this. Emily Elizabeth and Charley realize that Mr. Bleakman is a good neighbor and they wonder if there's anything they can do to make him less grumpy. They decide to go and apologize to him again. Mr. Bleakman gladly accepts their apology. They ask if there's anything they can do help them. So Mr. Bleakman invites them to come over and have some of the potatoes he's just planted, once they've grown.moreless
"Speckle and the Rainy Day" (Episodes 101: "My Best Friend / Cleo's Fair Share", 104: "Clifford's Carnival / Clifford's Doggy Reunion" & 107: "Clifford and the Beanstalk / An Itchy Patch") One day, Speckle went walking in the rain. He walked past Darnell, trying to stay dry. Speckle invited Darnell to join him under his umbrella. Then Speckle saw Luna and he invited her to join them under the umbrella too. As they walked by the brook, they spied Ravi and Reba, but there was no more room under Speckle's umbrella. So Speckle invited everyone to climb in and they all floated downstream in their umbrella boat, happy and laughing together. The end. "Speckle and the Old Wagon" (Episodes 102: "Special Delivery / A Ferry Tale", 105: "The Great Race / Tummy Trouble" & 108: "A New Friend / Stormy Weather.") One day when Speckle and his friends were playing, Speckle saw something behind a tree. They gathered sponges and buckets of soapy water and went to work. Now, it was time to paint the wagon. Ravi wanted to paint it purple, but Luna wanted pea green. Reba's favorite color was blue and Darnell liked bright red. Speckle wanted everyone to be happy. So together they painted it all the colors of the rainbow. Then, off they went down the grassy hill in their wonderful rainbow wagon. The end. "Speckle and the Little Big Snack" (Episodes 103: "And Birdy Makes Three / Home is Where The Fun is", 106: "Cleo Comes to Town / False Friends" & 109: "Circus Stars / Limelight Fright.") One day, Speckle headed for the kitchen to make a snack. He started with two big slices of pumpernickel bread and some cheese. Then he added some lettuce and tomatoes and pickles and more cheese and green olives and black olives and red olives and everything else he could find in the refrigerator, until... Speckle had created the biggest sandwich in the whole wide world. A huge, colossal, enormous, way-too-big-to-get-in-your-mouth kind of sandwich. Speckle tried every which way to eat his beautiful sandwich until he finally realized that the best way to enjoy such a big snack was to share it. So Speckle invited his friends over and together they shared the best big sandwich in the whole wide world. The end. "Speckle and the Really Great Book" (Episodes 110: "To Catch a Bird / The Best Party Ever" & 118: "Mac's Secret Dog Club / The Dog Park") One day, Speckle was walking home with a new book. It was one he'd wanted to read for a long time, so he was delighted to have it at last. Darnell saw Speckle's book and said he wanted to read it as well. Speckle said he'd gladly loan it to Darnell when he was done. Then Luna saw the book. It was on her list of books she wanted to read. Speckle happily agreed to lend it to Luna, when Darnell was done. When Ravi and Reba saw the book, they wanted to read it too and they wondered how long it would be until they would get their turn. Then Speckle smiled and said he knew how they could all enjoy the book with no waiting at all. He'd read it out loud to them right now. Luna, Darnell, Ravi and Reba agreed that that was a wonderful idea. And so, with listening ears on, they gathered around to discover the new book together. The end. "Speckle and the Pirate Ship" (Episodes 111: "Come Back, Mac / Boo" & 119: "Fluffed Up Cleo / Team Spirit") Speckle, Ravi, Luna and Darnell were at their at their favorite picnic spot when Speckle started a game of pretend. He imagined he was a brave buccaneer sailing on the high seas and Luna's backpack was his bag of gold. Soon everyone joined in. Speckle was the captain and his friends were his fearless crew. With the sun shining and the waves splashing, it was a grand day to be a buccaneer. Then, Ravi saw another ship approaching. Who could it be? It was Reba the Red, with a treasure map to share. They studied the map, then steered their ship to follow the treasure map's course, imagining the wonderful adventures they would find along the way. The end. "Speckle and the Sky-High Apple" (Episodes 112: "Little Clifford / Welcome to Birdwell Island" & 120: "Clifford on Parade / Follow the Leader") One day, Speckle, Ravi, Darnell and Luna decided to pick some apples. On the way to the apple tree, they saw Reba playing on her pogo-stick and invited her to join them. So she bounced along beside them. The apples on the tree were red and ripe and ready to be picked. Ravi tried to reach the apples, but the branches were too high. Speckle tried to climb the tree, but the trunk was too wide. Then, Reba had an idea. Using her pogo-stick, she bounced high up into the air, right up to the fattest apple of them all and picked it. It looked like such great fun, that everyone wanted to get their pogo-sticks too. Soon they were bouncing and picking and laughing together and in no time at all, they had gathered a basket full of ripe juicy apples. The end. "Speckle and the Spiffy Yard" (Episodes 113: "Doing the Right Thing / The Dog Who Cried Woof" & 121: "Good-bye, T-Bone / The Truth About Dogs And Cats") One sunny afternoon, Speckle's friends asked him to play ball. Speckle said he'd love to, but first he had to clean the yard. It looked like a lot of work. Speckle laughed. He didn't think it was work at all. Then, he strapped two brushes to the bottom of feet and skated his front walk clean. It looked like so much fun, everyone wanted to try. So Darnell and Luna skipped across the yard, using their jump ropes to make leaves gather into a pile. Ravi skateboarded along the fence with a paintbrush. Speckle pushed Reba on a swing and she wiped the windows clean. Speckle and his friends make the work so much fun, before they knew it the knew it the job was done. The end. "Speckle and the Lost Bunny" (Episodes 114: "Leaf of Absence / Nobody's Perfect" & 122: "The Big Sleepover / Dog for a Day") One day, even though she was always very careful, Luna lost her favorite stuffed bunny. Her friends helped her look high and low, but the bunny was nowhere to be found. Knowing that Luna would miss her bunny, Speckle suggested that they make her a new one. And everyone was inspired with their own ideas. Reba went into the forest and made a bunny with pinecones and spirns. Darnell went to the creek and made a bunny of stones and shells. In the meadow, Ravi made a sweet-smelling flower bunny. And Speckle took some hay and cloth and made Luna a soft straw bunny. When they surprised Luna with their new bunnies, she had a happy surprise of her own. She had found her own bunny and now she was even happier because now her friends had bunnies of their own. And so they played and pretended for the rest of the afternoon, each with their own one-of-a-kind bunny. The end. "Speckle and the Luscious Lunch" (Episodes 115: "Teacher's Pet / Islander of the Year" & 123: "T-Bone, Dog About Town / Clifford's Big Heart") It was time to eat, so Speckle and his friends unpacked their lunches. Everyone had packed their favorite food. They all brought the same food almost every day. Then Speckle wondered: what if they took their favorite lunches and shared them to make something totally new? Everyone thought that sounded like fun. So Reba rolled her salad in Luna's tortillas to make very-veggie burritos. Speckle layered his yummy sandwich with Ravi's yogurt to make scrumptious striped pudding. Darnell and Luna combined their cheese and apples to make a fruity, cheesy jelly. The new creations were all so yummy, the friends decided to try new things more often and share them with each other. The end. "Speckle and the Heat Busters" (Episodes 116: "Clifford's Big Surprise / The Ears Have It" & 124: "Who Me, Jealous? / A Bunny in a Haystack") On the hottest day anyone could remember, Speckle and his friends just couldn't stay cool, not even in the wading pool. Everyone wanted to play and have fun, but it was just too hot to do their favorite things. Then, Speckle thought of a way they could play and stay cool. He brought over some ice cubes and plopped them in the pool. Then he started a game of "catch the cube." Then, twirling the garden hose, Speckle made a water jump rope. Soon the grass was all wet and slippery and Speckle led the way in a waterslide across the yard. Giggling and joyful, the friends all agreed, Speckle's new way of playing was totally cool. The end. "Speckle and the Puddle Jumpers" (Episodes 117: "Tough Enough / Stars In Your Eyes" & 125: "Clothes Don't Make the Dog / Short-Changed") One day, Speckle and his friends were playing outside. Speckle was about to begin his turn, when suddenly a raindrop fell. Then, the sky grew darker and big round raindrops splashed onto the ground, making everything melt. Everyone quickly ran for cover. When the storm stopped and the sun came out, they saw the rain had washed their hopscotch marks away. The sidewalk was so wet, Luna's chalk couldn't draw a new one. It looked like hopscotch was over for the day, but then Speckle figured that instead of hopping on squares, they could hop in the puddles. So they splashed and played in a wet kind of way and everyone loved the new game they'd invented. The end. "Speckle and the New Ball" (Episodes 126: "The Kibble Crook / Screaming for Ice Cream" & 130: "Friends, Morning, Noon and Night / Mr. Bleakman's Special Day") One day, Reba was showing Speckle her new red ball. She bounced the ball so high, it almost touched the cloud. "That is a great ball," said Speckle. "It sure is," agreed Reba. "In fact, I'll bet Ravi would like to play with it too." And she walked away, taking her new ball with her. "I thought she wanted to play with me," he sighed. He was even a little sad, but Reba can play with whoever she wants, Speckle thought and he went back to his sandbox. He began building a sandcastle when Reba's new ball suddenly landed at his feet. Speckle looked up and saw Reba and Ravi. "Are you ready to play ball?" asked Reba. Speckle realized that all along, Reba had wanted to play with Ravi and him. "Okay," he yelled back and the three of them laughed and played and had a wonderful day. The end. "Speckle and the Cloudy Day" (Episodes 127: "New Dog in Town / Get Well" & 132: "Welcome to the Doghouse / Promises, Promises") One day, Speckle and his friends just couldn't think of anything to do, so they lay in the grass, doing nothing much at all. Then Speckle noticed a cloud that looked just like an apple tree. Ravi thought it looked more like an elephant jumping rope. Then Luna saw a seal balancing a beachball on his nose and Darnell saw a monkey riding a bicycle. All afternoon, the friends watched the sky. They saw a trumpet-playing ostrich, a rhinoceros doing ballet. They even saw an ice cream cone with a mustache and a beard. Soon they had laughed the whole day away and when they said goodbye, they all agreed that they had one of the most fun days ever. The end. "Speckle and the Windy Day" (Episodes 128: "Babysitter Blues / Saturday Morning" & 133: "Clifford's Hiccups / It's My Party") It was a windy day, perfect for flying kites. Speckle, Reba and Ravi flew their kites in the windy sky. Suddenly, Speckle was pulled right up off the ground. Off he sailed, over the treetops. Then he soared past some geese, who'd never seen a dog fly before. Speckle was having a very fun adventure. At last, Speckle landed safely, in a soft green meadow. Now he wanted to stay on the ground and fly his kite with his friends. So Reba picked up some stones and tied them around Speckle's waist. That helped Speckle to stay on the ground with his friends, so they could all fly their kites together. The end. "Speckle and the Disappearing Cookie" (Episodes 129: "Best Paw Forward / Then Came Bob" & 134: "Clifford Cleans His Room / Baby Makes Four") One day, Speckle's friends gathered at the old tree stump to watch him perform a magic show. First, Speckle the Magnificent took a cookie out of his hat and announced he was going to make it disappear. His friends watched closely as Speckle put the cookie on the treetrunk. He moved his magic handkerchief over it, wiggled his fingers mysteriously, then pulled the handkerchief away and presto, the cookie was gone! Everyone was amazed and wondered where the cookie had gone. Behind his back? Up his sleeve? No. Speckle smiled and told them where the cookie had gone. Into his mouth! He ate it! Everyone laughed at his joke. Then they all had a chance to try the trick, making a whole hatful of cookies disappear. And they were delicious! The end. "Speckle and the Fun-Filled Dream" (Episode 131: "Doggie Garden / Captain Birdwell's Treasure") One night, Speckle had a most wonderful dream. He dreamed of all of the fun things he and his friends did together. He dreamed of the day they rode an umbrella down the creek and the time they made an old wagon look new again. He dreamed about picking apples and flying kites. He dreamed of playing pirates in search of lost treasure. When Speckle woke up, he jumped out of bed, eager to create new adventures to fill his dreams at night. The end. "Speckle and the Wintry Summer" (Episodes 135: "Jetta's Tall Tale / The Big Fetch" & 139: "Forgive & Forget / Mimi's Back In Town") One sunny summer day, Speckle and his friends were at the beach, swimming, making sand castles and playing beachball, having some wonderful summer fun. Darnell thought it would be great if they could have both summer and winter fun at the same time. Speckle thought so too and he knew just how to do it. He started building a winter snowman out of the summer sand. Luna put on seashell eyes and Ravi made a driftwood nose. Reba and Darnell made sand angels, just like they would in the snow. Then, everyone got on the surfboard and sledded down a sand dune. They had such a good time, Speckle could hardly wait for winter and the summer fun they would have then. The end. "Speckle and the Shadow Show" (Episodes 136: "Potluck Party Pooper / The Best Gift" & 140: "Blanket Blues / Dino Clifford") One late afternoon as the sun was setting, Speckle and his friends thought their fun was over for the day. Then they noticed their shadows stretching along the ground and making funny shadow shapes on the wall. It was so much fun, they decided to make their own shadow puppet show. Luna became a graceful swan. Darnell was a royal king. Speckle, Reba and Ravi teamed up to be a big friendly giant. It was great fun. But then the sun finally disappeared and took their shadows with it... until tomorrow. The end. "Speckle and the Bouncing Bubble" (Episode 137: "Two's Company / Fair Weather Friend") One sunny day, Speckle and his friends were blowing bubbles. They tried to see who could make the most unusual bubble, or who could make the most bubbles at once. Then Speckle took a blade of glass, twisted it into a circle and make a gigantic bubble. The bubble grew over Speckle, picked him right off the ground and carried him away. Speckle floated over the meadow and saw all of its flowers through his shiny bubble ball. Then a flower petal touched the bubble and it popped. Speckle dropped right into a patch of clean, soft grass. It was a perfect landing and everyone agreed, Speckle had created the best bubble of them all. The end. "Speckle and the Magnificent Magnified World" (Episode 138: "Topsy Turvy Day / Clifford's Charm School") One morning, Speckle helped Darnell look for his lost button. Speckle took out his magnifying glass to help him search through the tall grass. When they looked through the glass, the tiny ants looked as big as Darnell. Speckle and Darnell imagined that they were the same size as the ants. The ground was like a big forest. The anthill was as big as a mountain. And a mile-long caterpillar looked, well, a mile long. Imagining themselves this small, Speckle and Darnell easily found the button they were looking for, so they reached to pick it up, both agreeing that using a little imagination can be big fun. The end. "Speckle and the Music Makers" (Episode 201: "That's Snow Lie / A Friend in Need") One sunny afternoon, Speckle and his friends thought it would be fun to make their own band. They imagined all the wonderful music they would make. All they needed now was some instruments, which they didn't have. Then, Speckle got an idea. He picked up a paper tube and blew into it, like a trumpet. Reba took a glass of water and a spoon and created a tinkling chime. Darnell and Luna used pots and lids as drums and cymbals. But Ravi didn't know what to do. Speckle said there was still one thing their band needed: someone to lead them. They all soon discovered that the very best part of being a band is making music together. The end. "Speckle and the Big Job" (Episode 202: "Fan Mail / Hooray for Cleo") One morning, Speckle had a big job to do. He had to clean his room before he could go out and play. Speckle thought he'd never get done and would be cleaning forever and ever and ever. Then Ravi, Luna, Reba and Darnell arrived and asked Speckle to play. He said he couldn't until he cleaned his room. So they offered to help. First, they worked together to put everything away. Then, they helped to make the bed. Before they knew it, the big job was done. Then, Speckle and his friends went out to play, the same way they worked: together. The end. "Speckle and the Spectacular Sand Castle" (Episode 203: "Nothing to Fur but Fur Itself / Jetta's Project") One sunny day, Speckle and his friends were at the beach, doing what they liked to do best: building sand castles. Each one of them had a favorite part of the castle that they liked to build. So Speckle suggested they work together to make the biggest sand castle of them all. Luna went right to work on the tall towers. Speckle and Darnell built a sturdy outside wall. Reba dug the deepest moat she ever created and Ravi found a piece of driftwood that was just perfect for the drawbridge. Finally, when they were all done, they had a castle so big and so strong they could stand inside it. And everyone agreed: it was the most spectacular sand castle they'd ever made. The end. "Speckle and the Perfect Painting" (Episode 204: "Stinky Friends / He's Wonderful Mr. Bleakman") One day, Speckle decided he was going to paint a picture. So he got an easel, canvas and paintbrushes, just like a real artist. Speckle was already hard at work when his friends gathered around him to watch. Luna admired his blue, cloud-filled sky. Ravi thought the flowers were so pretty that you could almost smell them. And Reba and Darnell said they couldn't have made a better tree themselves. Everyone said the painting was wonderful, but Speckle thought there was something missing... and he knew just what it was. Quickly, he painted Reba, Ravi, Darnell, Luna and himself into his picture. And all his friends agreed that now it truly was a perfect painting. The end. "Speckle and the Great Story" (Episode 205: "Magic in the Air / Everyone Loves Clifford") One afternoon, Speckle sat in his favorite chair to read a book. It was about a great explorer in outer space. The story was so exciting that Speckle couldn't help but imagine that he was that astronaut, heading his fearless crew on a journey through space. Together with Luna and Ravi, Speckle floated in space, looking down at our planet Earth below. Then he raced Darnell and Reba on space scooters and discovered a planet that one had ever discovered before. Speckle finished the story and smiled as he thought about his great adventure in space. Then Speckle picked up another book to begin his next amazing adventure. The end. "Speckle and the Whole Team" (Episode 206: "Clifford Grows Up / Jetta's Sweater") Speckle and his friends were going to play one of their favorite games: volleyball. They found the perfect place to set up their net. And then it was time to choose teams. But with Speckle, Reba and Darnell on one side and Ravi and Luna on the other, the teams didn't seem fair. So they decided to try again. And again. But no matter how many different combinations they tried, the teams were always uneven. How could they play so that the teams would have the same number of players?, they wondered. Then, Speckle thought of a way they could all be on the same team. And they found that the best way to play was together. The end. "Speckle and the Valentine" (Episode 207: "Big Hearted T-Bone / Cleo's Valentine Surprise" and "Clifford's Valentine's Day Special 2003") It was almost Valentine's Day, so Speckle and his friends were making Valentines to give each other. Speckle decided to make his from paper. With his scissors, he carefully cut out a heart, then framed it with pretty white lace. Darnell colored his Valentine with lots of crayons and Ravi used colorful waterpaint. Luna made hers from flowers, tying them together in a heart-shaped bouquet. Reba's Valentine hearts were made from clay. The friends could hardly wait to share what they had created with each other. Each Valentine was different, but they were all made with love and that made them perfect. The end. "Speckle and the Clean Beach" (Episode 208: "Embarrassing Moments / Lucky Charm") One sunny day, Speckle and his friends were on the way to the beach, laughing and chatting about all the fun things they were going to do when they got there. But when they arrived, they had a sad surprise. The beach was covered with litter, not clean like a beach should be. Reba, Darnell, Luna, Ravi and Speckle couldn't imagine playing on a beach like that. Then, Speckle said they could, if they just took a few minutes to clean it up. Speckle used his beach bag to collect cans. Ravi, Darnell and Luna collected all the empty boxes and candy wrappers. And Reba used her shovel and pail to collect bits of stray paper. Before they knew it, the beach was just like it should be: clean and beautiful and ready for them to play on together. The end. "Speckle and the Costume Party" (Episode 209: "Princess Cleo / Basketball Stories") Speckle and his friends were reading a wonderful book, filled with pictures of a colorful costume party. Luna had never seen anything like a costume party and she thought it was fantastic. The gang wished they could be invited to such a special event, but Speckle said they didn't have to wait to be invited, they could have a costume party of their own. First, they turned Speckle's backyard into a festive place. Speckle dressed up as a brave pirate. Reba and Ravi dressed as playful circus clowns. Darnell was a regal king and Luna arrived as an invincible superhero. In all their customed glory, Speckle and his friends agreed that the party they had made together was even better than the party they had seen in the book. The end. "Speckle and the Camping Trip" (Episode 210: "Doggy Detectives / Camping it Up") Speckle and his friends were excited to be going on their very first camping trip. They had everything they needed snuggled tightly in their backpacks. Off they went, in search of the perfect spot to set up camp. Soon they found a wonderful place and since there was a lot to do before nightfall, everyone agreed to take on an important job. Working together, Speckle and Reba set up the tent. Ravi cleared the campground of any twigs or branches. And Luna and Darnell prepared a special gooey treat, S'Mores. As the sun went down, they gathered around their lanterns, sharing stories and enjoying their wonderful adventure in the great outdoors, right in their own backyard. The end. "Speckle and the Slumber Party" (Episode 211: "Cleo Gets a Cone / A Job Well Read") It was nighttime at Speckle's slumber party and everyone was ready for bed. But Ravi couldn't fall asleep. She was afraid of the dark. Everyone knew what that felt like, so Speckle lent Ravi his special teddy bear to keep him company throughout the night. Darnell shared his favorite blue blanket. Luna offered her snuggly stuffed doll. Reba even put her nightlight right by Ravi. Snuggling with his friends' gifts, Ravi felt wonderful and ready to sleep. But now, no one else could sleep. They missed their bedtime buddies. Then, Ravi said there was enough room under his blanket for everybody. So they all piled in together and with their bedtime buddies close by and with the bright, full moon shining on them through the window, they happily fell asleep. The end. "Speckle and the Indoor Picnic" (Episode 212: "When I Grow Up / Not Now, I'm Busy") One day, Speckle and his friends were going on a picnic. They packed all their favorite foods and all their favorite things to do. But just as they were ready to leave, it started to rain. It looked liked their picnic was ruined, but then Speckle suggested that they have their picnic inside. So they carefully cleared some space and set up their picnic right there in the house. It was wonderful! Everyone was having such a good time that even when the rain stopped, they stayed inside, enjoying their indoor picnic and the fun of being together. The end. "Speckle and the Homegrown Garden" (Episode 213: "Special T-Bone / Jetta's Sneak Peek") One sunny spring day, Speckle and his friends decided to grow their very own garden. After they had prepared they soil, they planted rows and rows of seeds, carefully marking what each row would be. As the seeds sprouted, Luna and Darnell were in charge of watering, while Speckle, Reba and Ravi took turns weeding so that the vegetables could grow big and strong. And after many days the vegetables did grow and grow and grow, until finally the crop was ready to be harvested. Everyone pitched in, picking the freshest, plumpest vegetables they'd ever seen. And that night, Speckle, Reba, Ravi, Luna and Darnell enjoyed the most scrumptious meal, eating vegetables that they'd grown together. The end. "Speckle and the Best Medicine" (Episode 214: "Vaz Goes Down the Tubes / Cyber Puppy Problems") When Speckle's friend Reba didn't feel well, she had to spend the day in bed and she was very lonely, until her friends came to visit. Speckle brought Reba some delicious, homemade carrot soup. Luna brought crayons and coloring books, so that Reba could draw while she rested. Ravi and Darnell told jokes and made silly faces, making Reba laugh and smile. Soon she was feeling much better and the gang wondered: was it because of the soup? The crayons? The silly faces? And Reba said everything was wonderful, but what she liked most was having her friends come to visit her. They were the best medicine of all. The end. "Speckle and the Balloon Ride" (Episode 215: "Another Fine Mess / King Mac") One afternoon, Speckle was floating through the sky in a hot-air balloon. He was up so high that trees and houses looked like tiny toys. It was such a fantastic view, he wanted to share it with his friends. So he landed the balloon and invited them to climb aboard. They were all eager to sail into the sky and see the fantastic view from way up high, but with everyone in the basket, it was to heavy to lift off the ground. So Speckle jumped out of the basket to let his friends take their turn in the balloon. Seeing Ravi, Reba, Luna and Darnell, Speckle thought that this was the most fantastic view of all. The end. "Speckle and the Night at the Movies" (Episode 216: "Who Moved My Bone / Clifford the Pirate King") One night Speckle and his friends got together to watch their favorite movie. It was one they'd seen many, many times before. Speckle and Darnell made popcorn. In fact, they made so much popcorn that they couldn't even see over it. Luna made a pitcher of sparkling fruit punch. And Ravi and Reba brought huge, fluffy pillows for everyone to sit on. They all settled down in front of the TV, with their drinks and popcorn and pillows, until they realized they'd forgotten one thing: the movie! But since they'd seen it before, Speckle and his friends decided that they could act it out themselves. So they danced and sang and their night without a movie turned out to be more fun than they'd ever imagined. The end. "Speckle and His Very Own Book" (Episode 217: "Clifford's Cookie Craving / Jetta's Friend") One day, Speckle was reading one of his favorite books. He was enjoying it so much, he decided to write a book of his own. So he sat down at his desk and began to write. In Speckle's story, Darnell finds an amazing treasure map. He asks Reba, Luna and Ravi on to join him on his adventure to find the treasure. Following the map, they made their way through a dark and mysterious jungle and opened the secret entrance to an ancient cave, where they discovered the treasure that was to be shared by all. When Speckle was finished writing his book, there was still more fun to be had. Because Reba, Ravi, Luna and Darnell were eager to hear the story that he had written about them, a story that was a true treasure. The end. "Speckle and the Wishing Star" (Episode 218: "Fishing Lessons / No Baths For Cleo") One night, Speckle was walking with his friends when he saw something incredible. A shooting star shot across the sky. That meant Speckle got to make a wish and he wondered what that wish should be. Darnell thought that Speckle should wish for ice cream, lots and lots and lots of ice cream. Luna suggested Speckle wish for a giant playground and Ravi said he should wish that it was summer all year long. But looking at his friends, Speckle smiled and knew exactly what he was going to wish for: that they would all be friends forever. And as he closed his eyes to make his wish, everybody agreed that was one wish they would all make come true. The end. "Speckle and the Impossible Meal" (Episode 219: "Flood of Imagination / Lights Out") One night, Speckle invited his friends over for dinner. As they sat around the dinner table, Speckle asked them what they would like to eat. Ravi wanted hot dogs, while Reba said a big old hamburger. And Darnell thought grilled cheese would be nice, but Luna was in the mood for tuna. Since nobody wanted to eat the same thing, Speckle wondered what he was going to do. Then, he got an idea and got right to work on it. The gang listened to Speckle bustling in the kitchen and wondered what tasty treat he could possibly be making. Then - voila! Speckle appeared with the world's first yummy hot dog, hamburger, cheese, tuna pizza. And everyone agreed: it was exactly what they wanted. The end. "Speckle and the Building Blocks" (Episode 220: "A Big Help / The Trouble with Kittens") Reba had some brand new building blocks, but she also had a problem. She didn't know how the blocks were supposed to go together, so she asked her friends if they could help. Speckle looked at the blocks and knew exactly what to do. He put them in the shape of a sporty race car. Then Luna used the same pieces and arranged them to make a handsome horse. When it was Ravi and Darnells' turn, they built a mighty robot. After watching her friends, Reba realized that the blocks didn't have to be just one thing. They could be anything she imagined. So she took the blocks from the robot and created a shape of her own... a spectacular castle. Everyone was having so much fun that they continued to play and build together all that afternoon. The end. "Speckle and the Too Full Toy Chest" (Episode 221: "Led Astray / Wedding Bell Blues") One day, Speckle realized he had so many toys, his toy chest couldn't hold them all. Darnell suggested that Speckle give away some of his toys and that sounded like a good idea. So with the help of his friends, Speckle started cleaning out the chest. Darnell pulled out some swim fins and a snorkel and thought they would be a lot of fun at the beach, so Speckle gave them to Darnell. Luna discovered some roller-skates. Speckle told her to please take them home with her. Reba found a fire truck with a real siren. She loved it so much that Speckle wanted her to have it for her own. Ravi and Speckle dug out matching badminton rackets from the very bottom of the chest. Speckle gave one racket to Ravi and kept one for himself. As his friends played with the toys that Speckle gave them, Speckle realized how good it made him feel to share his toys with his friends. The end. "Speckle and the Spaghetti Competition" (Episode 222: "Food For Thought / Friends Forever") Speckle and his friends were having one of their favorite meals, spaghetti. And each of them said that they had the best way to eat it. Speckle showed them how he could eat an entire noodle in one long slurp. Luna twirled her spaghetti on her fork, creating a tasty noodle twist. Reba and Darnell cut their spaghetti up into tiny little pieces, so that they could easily eat it in big, yummy spoonfuls. And Ravi's way was to toss his meatball into the air and catch it in his mouth. As they enjoyed their lunch, Speckle, Reba, Ravi, Darnell and Luna agreed any way to eat spaghetti is a good way, especially when you're eating it with friends. The end. "Speckle and the Memory Makers" (Episode 223: "Tie-Dyed Clifford / Stage Struck") One afternoon, Speckle and his friends got together to look at Speckle's album of photographs. Seeing the pictures reminded them of all the good times they'd shared together and everyone had a particular memory they liked best. Reba's favorite was the time they sailed across the sky in a hot-air balloon. Darnell liked the time they built a great big castle in the sand. Ravi laughed when he recalled the rainy day they had a picnic indoors. And Luna loved when they picked vegetables from their very own garden. Speckle agreed that memories are great, so they all decided to make as many new memories as possible every time they were together. The end. "Speckle and the Beautiful Boat" (Episode 224: "Dog House Rock / Guess Who's Coming To Birdwell") It was a gorgeous blue-skyed afternoon and Speckle and his friends decided to spend it sailing their toy boats. Everyone had made their own and they were very proud of how wonderful their boats looked. But suddenly, Ravi's boat started sinking. And then it disappeared under the water. Without a boat, Ravi couldn't play and that wouldn't be fun for anyone. Luckily, Speckle had an idea. They could each take a piece from their own boat and put them together to make a brand new boat for Ravi. Which they did. Soon, Ravi's new boat was sailing skillfully next to the others. Watching it glide across the water, everyone agreed that the boat they made together was an especially beautiful boat. The end. "Speckle and the Hiding Place" (Episode 225: "Little Big Pup / Getting To Know You") One sunny afternoon, Speckle and his friends were playing hide-and-seek and it was Reba's turn to be "it." While Reba counted to ten, Luna, Ravi, Darnell and Speckle scattered off to hide. Once she finished counting, it was time to find everyone. First she found Darnell, cleverly hiding behind a fun-shaped bush. Then she found Ravi and Luna, hidden in a flower patch. But where was Speckle? Reba looked and looked, but she couldn't find him. Then, Reba heard Speckle calling for her. Looking up, she saw that he was in the tree. Where he'd been the whole time. Laughing with her friends, Reba declared that Speckle had found the best hiding place of all. The end. Emily Elizabeth: That was a great story. Isn't reading fun? Clifford: Woof! (licks Emily Elizabeth) Emily Elizabeth: Heh heh!
Clifford's Puppy Days
Emily Elizabeth: Clifford! Where are you, boy? Clifford: (barks) Emily Elizabeth: Want to read a story, Clifford? Clifford: (barks) Emily Elizabeth: Okay, pick one out. (Clifford knocks the Speckle story book off the shelf.) Emily Elizabeth: Thanks, Clifford. This looks like a great story. Today's story is:
"Speckle and the Pen Pals" (Episodes 101: "Keeping Cool / Socks & Snooze", 111: "No Small Parts / Fine Feathered Friend", 122: "Grooming Gloom / The Letter" & 125: "The Halloween Bandit / An Honest Spin") Early one afternoon, Luna went to check her mailbox. Luna said she loved getting mail... but hadn't gotten any letters in a long time. None of them had gotten a letter of their own in a long time either. Then Speckle said he knew how they could all get mail. They could write letters to each other. Luna wrote about the apple tree in her backyard and the day it blossomed with flowers. Reba wrote about her last basketball game and how she scored the winning point. Darnell and Ravi wrote about the great new books they checked out from the library. And Speckle wrote a letter that was all pictures-- drawings of every one of his favorite activities. Soon Luna's mailbox was filled with letters and so was everyone else's and they enjoyed reading and sharing their very own letters with their friends. The end. "Speckle and the Terrific Tour" (Episodes 102: "The Monster in 3B / Cat-tastophre", 107: "Clifford's Field Trip / Helping Paws", 112: "Sing a Song Norville / Tell Me a Tale" & 123: "Adopt-A-Pup / Jokes On You") One morning, Reba was showing the gang a great book that had pictures of exotic places all over the world. The gang wished they could visit such exciting places. Then Speckle said they could. All they needed was a little bit of help from their imagination. Speckle pretended he was their conductor and collected everyone's tickets. And once they were seated on the train, the tour began. At their first stop, Darnell pointed out a beautiful house in the sky. Ravi and Luna were amazed by the wild sea creature they passed and Reba loved exploring the untamed jungle and discovering its lovely surprises. When the trip was over, there was only one thing left to do and that was to thank the conductor for taking them on such a terrific tour. The end. "Speckle and the Homemade Toys" (Episodes 103: "Jorge and the Dog Run / Clifford's Club House" & 114: "Best Nest / Practice Makes Perfect") It was a great morning because Speckle and his friends had gotten together to play, but soon they realized that none of them had brought a game or a toy to play with. They wondered, what were they doing to do? Until Speckle said they could use their imaginations and make their own toys. That was a great idea! And off they went to see what toys they could create. Reba was so inspired, she went right out and gathered acorns just the right size for a game of jacks. Working together, Darnell and Luna made an extra-long chain to use as a jump rope. Then Ravi and Speckle found that a soft, plastic lid was perfect for throwing through the air like a flying disc. Now the gang had a brand-new question: which wonderful homemade toy should they play with first? The end. "Speckle and the Made-Up Rules" (Episodes 104: "Paw Print Picasso / Hup Hup", 113: "Hoop Dreams / Doggie Duds" & 124: "Lights, Camera, Action / Basketball Babysitter") One afternoon, Speckle invited all his friends over. He had a new board game and couldn't wait to share it. But when they opened the box, they couldn't find any rules and no one knew how to play. Then, Speckle had a great idea. The group could make their own rules for the game. Ravi spun a 3, so he had to make the funniest face he could. And when Speckle landed on a green square, his challenge was to juggle, or at least try to. It was so much fun, they played for the rest of the afternoon, enjoying the rules and the game that they all made up together. The end. "Speckle and the Fairy Tale" (Episodes 105: "Sock It To Me / My Toy" & 116: "My Blanky / With Friends Like You") Speckle and his friends were reading a great story. It was a fairy tale about a beautiful kingdom and all the princesses and brave knights who lived there. Speckle and his friends decided to dress up like they were the characters in the book, but what could they wear? King Speckle made a crown out of an old newspaper. Queen Reba found a beach towel that made the perfect cape and decorated her hair with a beautiful chain of wildflowers. With his sand pail and flying disc, Sir Darnell was ready to fight a mighty dragon. Then Princess Luna and Prince Ravi pretended that ordinary brooms were majestic horses and raced each other around the palace. It was so much fun, they played for the rest of the afternoon. The end. "Speckle Gets Well" (Episodes 106: "Friends Of All Ages / Clifford's Super Sleepover" & 117: "Time Out / Sniff, Sniff") One day, Speckle wasn't feeling very well, so he had to stay in bed. His friend Reba came by and wanted to jump rope with him, but Speckle couldn't. And he couldn't play ball with Darnell, or bounce on Ravi's trampoline or even play hopscotch with Luna. All Speckle could do was lay in bed and since no one wanted to leave Speckle alone while they played, they decided to take turns reading him a story and keeping him company as he got better and better and better. And finally when Speckle was well enough to go outside and play, he was very happy, but he was even happier that he could play with the very friends who had cared so much about him and helped make him feel better. The end. "Speckle and the Cure for Hiccups" (Episodes 108: "Nina's Perfect Party/ Just the Right Size" & 119: "Fall Feast / Norville's New Game") One day, Speckle started making a silly sound. He had the hiccups and couldn't seem to make them stop, so his friends came up with some very creative cures. Luna said Speckle should drink a giant glass of water, but that didn't work. Darnell suggested Speckle blow up a balloon as big as he possibly could. Ravi thought that rolling down a soft, grass hill would help and Reba recommended jumping rope, on one foot. Soon, Speckle's hiccups were gone. His friends didn't know if their cures really worked, but they did know they sure were fun acting out. Speckle agreed. He had such a good time, he couldn't wait to have hiccups again. The end. "Speckle and the Brand-New Toy" (Episodes 109: "Something Special / Shun Gets in the Game" & 120: "Oh, Brother / Up, Up & Oops") Speckle had just gotten a brand-new toy. He loved playing with it because even though it was very small, it was a whole lot of fun. Naturally, Speckle couldn't wait to share it with his friends. But when Ravi, Luna, Reba and Darnell all showed up together, his friends wondered how they could all possibly play with such a teeny toy at the very same time. But then Speckle got an idea. He thought of a way that all of his friends could enjoy the bubble-maker and its beautiful bubbles at the same time. Using Speckle's great idea, the group found that one tiny toy led to lots of big fun. The end. "Speckle and the Vacation for Everyone" (Episodes 110 & 121: "Clifford's Winter Spirit / Flo Motion" & "Moving On / Fair is Fair") When Speckle returned from his vacation, he invited all of his friends to his house to see a movie he'd made just for them. They watched Speckle play on a sandy beach where he found a fabulous seashell that he brought back for Reba. And when he learned how to dance on a tropical island, he saved the flower necklace for Luna. They saw Speckle explore a deep green forest and pick up a pinecone just for Ravi, then climb to the very top of a mountain, where he spotted a sparkling stone perfect for Darnell's collection. Seeing the wonderful sights and having their very own souvenirs, Reba, Ravi, Luna and Darnell felt like they had been on Speckle's vacation too and they all had a wonderful time. The end. "Speckle and the Surprise Story" (Episodes 115: "Your Secret Valentine / Perfect Pet" & 118: "A Promise is a Promise / Share and Share Alike") Speckle and his friends were gathered around, listening to Speckle tell a brand-new story. It was about brave explorers searching for buried treasure. But just as Speckle reached the most exciting part of the story, he said that it was Ravi's turn to tell what happened next. Ravi thought for a moment, then said the explorers found a mysterious blue door. What was behind it? Reba said the door opened to a secret tunnel that led to the top of a very tall mountain... where they went sliding on a supercharged sled all the way down to... a circus, said Darnell. As the day went on, Speckle, Ravi, Reba, Luna and Darnell all took turns creating a truly surprising story. Which was so much fun because the whole gang created it together. The end. Emily Elizabeth: I love reading stories together. You know, Clifford, for such a small dog, you sure are a big reader. Clifford: (barks)moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are watching one of the favorite TV programs on a store television. It's The Adventures of Rexington: Dog of the Yukon. The content of this program is pretty typical of this type of program. Rexington is a hero dog, who's always saving the day. He does this at the end of this episode. After the show, an advertisement comes on. It's for "Mighty Snackies," the dog food that Rexington eats on the show. Once again, it's fairly typical of that type of advertising. The advertising promises that the dog food has a "fireworks of flavor" and that by eating it that your dog can have the same mighty power as Rexington. Clifford and T-Bone are hooked pretty quickly when they hear this line. Cleo is a bit more skeptical, but she's quickly hooked when she sees the dogs on the ad who are having such fun eating the dog food. As if all of that weren't enough, there's also a parody jingle of some dogs singing "Mighty Snackies, Mighty Snackies, Mighty Snackies," so on, so on. Also, there's a billboard for the new dog food right near the store. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone all head to Clifford's (which is rather close to the store), where they see that Mr. Bleakman next door is watching TV. The commercials are on it and it just so happens to be the dog food commercial again. The jingle plays once again. Really excited about this food, the dogs all start thinking about ways to get some. So when Emily Elizabeth comes out, they lead her towards the billboard and Cleo and T-Bone sort of point towards it. Emily Elizabeth quickly catches on that they want to try the dog food. So, she says she'll ask for parents if it's okay. It is okay and it's not long before the order comes in. The truck arrives and Clifford's huge dish is filled with the stuff. The dogs, all very excited, quickly dig in. At first, they're still excited. T-Bone says that he now has "mighty power" and tries to fly. But instead, he just ends up hitting the ground. He wonders if maybe he needs to eat more of it. But the dogs are beginning to catch on. They really don't feel any different then they do eating normal dog food. Worse, it doesn't really taste any better than regular dog food either. They wonder why they would say all of that stuff on the commercial if it's not true. They also wonder about the fact that Rexington eats it and he's so powerful. They decide that maybe Rexington is just powerful anyway and the dog food doesn't really do anything. They just said those things on the commercial to get them to buy it. They decide that from now on, they'll think about what's being said before they get excited about something just based on a commercial. That, however, still leaves the problem of the dog food. Emily Elizabeth's parents bought something like two tons of the stuff. Clifford decides that they'll just eat it. After all, it's not bad. It's just not any more exciting than regular dog food. As they continue to eat, Clifford burps. Cleo asks if he burped and Clifford says that perhaps it was an "explosion of flavor." But he's just kidding, it really was a burp.
T-Bone is anxiously waiting for the ferry to come in. His friend, Hamburger, is coming to visit the island. T-Bone and Hamburger were friends before T-Bone ever met Clifford, but Burger moved away. Cleo comes and T-Bone tells Clifford and T-Bone about how Burger moved away. We're taken back to the past, where Burger and T-Bone are playing. One of their favorite games is to try to sneak up on each other without the other one seeing. Hamburger is a palette swap of T-Bone, he looks like T-Bone except his fur is white with patches like T-Bone's. As theyr'e playing, they hear Hamburger's human, Deputy Wilson, talking to Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis says to Deputy Wilson that he can hardly believe that he and Hamburger are going away. But since T-Bone and Hamburger don't hear everything, they think that Hamburger and Deputy Wilson are just going to be going on vacation or something. T-Bone comes to a new part of the story, when they found out the truth. The two are playing at the sheriff's office/prison. Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Wilson are out for the time being. T-Bone is small enough that he's able to go in and out of the prison bars by simply going through the cracks between them. Hamburger tries this too and is able to get through. But when he tries to get out, he's stuck. So they both have to wait until Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Wilson get back. When they return, Hamburger is freed. Apparently, this is something that has happened before. Then, Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Wilson talk about Deputy Wilson's moving away. This time, Hamburger and T-Bone hear the whole conversation. Upset by the thought of having to leave each other, they come up with a plan. T-Bone says that Hamburger can come and live at his place. This works okay, until Hamburger realizes that he'd be without his human and he doesn't want to do that. So T-Bone suggests that he go with Hamburger. But that doesn't work either because he doesn't want to leave Sheriff Lewis. The two come up with a new plan, to try to hide Deputy Wilson's suitcase. He can't leave without that. But in trying to hide it, they inadvertently end up delivering it right into his hands. Out of options, the two accept their fate. On the day that Deputy Wilson and Hamburger leave, T-Bone can't find Hamburger anywhere and he worries that he won't have one last chance to say behind. But then Hamburger sneaks up on him from behind, just like always. Deputy Wilson promises T-Bone that they'll come back and visit. Deputy Wilson and Hamburger leave on the ferry. As they leave, another ferry comes in. It's carrying Clifford. Hamburger comments on how big Clifford is and T-Bone's flashback sequence ends. He says that he thought he'd never make any new friends after Hamburger left, but he did, Clifford and Cleo. Finally, the ferry arrives and T-Bone doesn't see Hamburger anywhere. He's worried that maybe he didn't come. But then Hamburger sneaks up on him from behind, just like old times.moreless
Emily Elizabeth tells her Mom that she's going to go take care of her chores. One of these chores is brushing Clifford's teeth. She gets a big brush and swishes it in some water with toothpaste. Clifford, however, doesn't want to have anything to do with this. Emily Elizabeth tells him that he knows he doesn't like it, but it has to be done. Does he want dog breath? So she does it, but as she's doing it, she hears some chirping. It's coming from a bird's nest. It's a baby bird and it's trying to fly. But apparently, it's lost its parents. It nearly falls to the ground, but Clifford saves it. Then, he saves it once again after another ill-advised attempt at flight. Emily Elizabeth decides that she'll have to care for the bird until it can fly. She gets a cage for it and asks Clifford to dig for some worms, since Clifford is good at digging. However, after Clifford digs up a huge hole and sprays mud in Mr. Bleakman's face, Emily Elizabeth decides it would probably be better to just buy worms from the pet store. Later, she can go with Birdy to the library to get a book about flying. Clifford, however, should stay home and clean up all the dirt he dug up. Later, Clifford goes to visit Cleo and T-Bone. They're setting up their own circus, although T-Bone is having trouble fitting through the hoop Cleo has. They ask Clifford if he wants to join their circus. He says that he doesn't, but perhaps "Birdy" might. He explains that Birdy is the baby bird that Emily Elizabeth found. Both Cleo and T-Bone agree that babies are "nothing but trouble." T-Bone says that one time, Sheriff Lewis got a baby bunny and didn't pay attention to him for a week. Cleo tells Clifford that if he wants to get Emily Elizabeth's attention, he's going to have to act like a baby. So Clifford tries this. He jumps up and down lke a puppy, wears a bonnet and even shreds the garden hose. However, this only succeeds in irritating Emily Elizabeth, her parents and Mr. Bleakman. He's sent to his doghouse. Later, Emily Elizabeth comes and says that he thought he might like some company. However, the company she offers him is Birdy. She asks him to watch Birdy for a while. Birdy has a try at flying again and Clifford saves him from falling. Emily Elizabeth goes inside. Clifford talks to Birdy. He says that he remembers being a puppy and not being able to get up on the couch. Now, he's bigger than the couch. Birdy looks up in the sky and sees some birds flying by. He wants to join them, so Clifford helps out. He first has Birdy practice flapping his wings. Then, he spins his tail around like a fan, creating a updraft. The wind heads towards Mr. Bleakman. At first, Mr. Bleakman's upset again, but once he sees what Clifford's doing, he calms down. With Clifford's help, Birdy flies up and joins the other birds. Emily Elizabeth comes out and sees this. She says that she's going to miss Birdy, but she's glad he can fly with the other birds now. She tells Clifford that he knows that she was spending a lot of time with Birdy. However, she'll always love Clifford. He's her big, red dog.
"Home is Where The Fun is"
Jetta is going to the city to visit a skyscraper called "Titanic Tower." She sarcastically tells Emily Elizabeth that she's sure she'll find something to do on this "little island" today. Clifford goes to meet Cleo and T-Bone. However, he doesn't really feel like playing. He's worried that Emily Elizabeth took Jetta's comment too seriously. Cleo suggests that he should show her just how fun the island is. So he decides that he will. He takes both her and Charley on a tour of all the great sights on the island. First, he takes them deep into the ocean, where they see Beluga whales up close. In the city, Jetta and her Mom are faced with huge traffic. Jetta's Mom asks if she wouldn't rather go to the zoo. But Jetta insists that she wants to see Titanic Tower. On the island, Clifford takes Emily Elizabeth and Charley to a remote beach. There, they find sea turtle eggs. Even better yet, it's hatching time. At first, the baby turtles think that Clifford is their mother and head towards him. But then their real mother shows up. In the city, Jetta and her Mom have a bad experience with a crowded bus. But Jetta still wants to go to Titanic Tower. Clifford next takes Emily Elizabeth and Charley to a lookout point from which you can see the entire island. Both are really wowed by this. They think that maybe it's even better than Titanic Tower. In the city, Jetta and her Mom are forced with a huge line to get tickets to enter Titanic Tower. Then, when they get inside, the elevator's broken, so they have to take the stairs. Finally, when they get to the top, they find that the windows are covered, so there's no view. Clifford takes Emily Elizabeth and Charley to the pier, where Jetta's ferry is coming in. When Jetta gets off, Emily Elizabeth asks Jetta how Titanic Tower was. Jetta lies and says that it was great. She says that next time, maybe Emily Elizabeth can come along with her. Her Mom tells her that next time, they're going to the zoo.moreless
Mrs. Young is reading K.C. a story about an investigator named "Detective Mike." It's a good story and they get to the end of it, so Mrs. Young suggests that K.C. go and play with his friends. K.C. does, he finds Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone at the park. There, something mysterious has happened. The merry-go-round has completely disappeared. There's only an imprint in the sand where it used to be. The dogs don't have any idea what could have happened the merry-go-round, but they want to find out. K.C. tells them about Detective Mike. He can solve any mystery, except for one problem, he's not real. K.C. suggests that they could, however, learn some detecting tips from Detective Mike's stories. He says that the first thing Detective Mike does is a stakeout. After clarifying that a stakeout has absolutely nothing to do with steak, he and the other dogs setup and conduct their stakeout. They spy Charley going through the park, with some sort of suspicious box. K.C. notes that the next thing Detective Mike would do would be trail him, i.e. follow him and investigate. They decide to do this, although T-Bone remains behind, to continue the stakeout in case anything suspicious should happen while they're away. They follow Charley, and Cleo investigates what's in his box, but it's nothing but crabs, it turns out he was delivering them to his Dad's restaurant. The crabs were a dead-end, so they decide to return to the park to find out how T-Bone's stakeout is going. Upon returning to the park, they see that not only the merry-go-round, but also the rest of the playground equipment has now vanished. Worse, T-Bone fell asleep, so he didn't see anything that happened. Fortunately, there's a Detective Mike solution for this: they'll follow the tracks that were left and see where they take them. They follow them to a van, where there, they eavesdrop. It turns out that the playground equipment wasn't stolen, it's just been taken temporarily to be repainted. Mystery solved.
"Camping It Up"
Emily Elizabeth, her family, and several of her friends are going camping. Everybody's excited, except Jetta. She doesn't see why anyone would go camping voluntarily. She's come prepared, though, she's brought her own tent setup, complete with stove, TV, VCR, nice bed, and more. Emily Elizabeth invites everyone to come along to go see a waterfall, and Jetta comes along reluctantly. She wears headphones, drowning out the sounds of nature and listening to music instead. When everyone else is busy admiring butterflies, she plays a portable videogame. Even the butterflies gathering around her aren't enough to make her look up. When they reach the waterfall, she won't go in. Instead, she pulls out her own heated pool, complete with toys and misses out on all the fun. Back at the campsite, everybody roasts hot dogs over the campfire, well, everyone except Jetta. To the ire of Mac, she stays in her tent, eating a TV dinner. Mac whines and begs to go outside, but Jetta says that they're having a nice meal indoors. That night, while everyone's outside admiring the beautiful night sky, Jetta stays indoors, watching a video. Emily Elizabeth comments that she wishes Jetta would come out with them. In the tent, Mac looks out the window plaintively. Jetta gets up from her video and contemplates the night sky, agreeing that it's a lot more beautiful than the night sky back home. Saying that she's doing it for Mac's benefit, she joins everybody outside. She finally gets in on some of the fun she's been missing, even seeing a shooting star.moreless
T-Bone is outside of Mr. Kibble's shop. Mr. Kibble has just gotten a truckload of new toys. As he carries some of them in, he drops one, a porcupine squeak-toy, on the ground and doesn't notice. Since Mr. Kibble doesn't seem to have noticed, T-Bone decides to take it. He meets up with Clifford and Cleo at the park. They're playing hide-and-seek and Cleo's just found Clifford for the fifth time very quickly. (It doesn't help that no matter where Clifford hides, he's so large that he's easily visible from just about any direction.) T-Bone greets them and shows him the toy. However, he gets a bit dodgy when they ask where he found it, saying that he found it, in "the street." In any case, it's "finders-keepers." That's fair, right? They play with it for a bit and then Cleo notes that it's a lot like the toys Mr. Kibble sells. T-Bone gets nervous, saying that it's getting dark and he has to go home. Cleo calls him on this, as it's not getting dark at all. He says he has to go home anyway and leaves. As he heads home, he passes by a house where a brother and sister are fighting. The girl grabs a basketball from her brother and starts playing with it. Her Mom comes out and reprimands her, saying that she knows it's not her ball and she shouldn't take it. She gives it back and they start playing peacefully. T-Bone continues along and sees a boy and his father posting signs. The boy comments that he hopes somebody found his bike. Finally, T-Bone arrives home, where he's warmly welcomed by Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis calls him a great dog and gives him a bowl of his favorite food. However, as Sheriff Lewis goes inside, T-Bone pushes the bowl away. He's not feeling like such a great dog. That night, when he goes to bed, T-Bone tries to hide the squeak-toy in a bush. It pops out the first time, but he forces it in a second time and this time it stays in. He goes to sleep, but starts dreaming. In his dream, a ghostly version of himself appears, like something out of "A Christmas Carol." The ghostly version says that he's the part of him that tells him what the right thing to do is. However, lately T-Bone hasn't been listening to him. He grabs T-Bone and takes him for a trip into the past. There, T-Bone sees another, younger version of himself. This younger version is playing with a rope toy with Sheriff Lewis. This is back when he was just a puppy. Something very bad also happened back then, as we see. Somehow some other dogs got a hold of it. T-Bone notices them playing with it and says that it's his toy and asks if they want to play with it with him. They say yes at first, but when he approaches them, they tell him that it's theirs now. "Finders-keepers." We see the younger T-Bone crying, very upset over the loss of his favorite toy. T-Bone wakes up and considers things. He figures that although he may have been upset over the rope toy, Mr. Kibble probably won't even miss the squeak-toy. He has lots of toys. He goes back to sleep. Then, all of a sudden, the porcupine toy appears! It starts multiplying, surrounding him in ever-growing circle! Then... he wakes up! It was just another dream. Except, he hasn't actually woken up. Instead, his conscience is back. T-Bone explains how he doesn't think Mr. Kibble will miss the squeak-toy and he's taken on another trip. This time, he's floating outside of Mr. Kibbles. We look in and see Mr. Kibble searching desperately for the squeak-toy. He knows he ordered one, but he just can't seem to find it. His dog Harriet is really upset about it, she really wanted that toy. T-Bones conscience narrates that Harriet really wanted to play with that toy yesterday, but Mr. Kibble just couldn't find it anywhere. T-Bone wakes up again. He realizes that he knows now what he has to do. He gets the squeak-toy out of the bush and promises to take it to Mr. Kibble first thing in the morning. He falls asleep again, where he's once again greeted by his conscience. This time though, his conscience just wants to tell him that he's proud of him. He then lets T-Bone have some sleep. That morning, Clifford and Cleo come to wake up T-Bone. They want to play with the squeak-toy. T-Bone admits that they can't and explains that it's actually Mr. Kibble's. He asks them to go with him to return it. They do and Mr. Kibble sees T-Bone and thanks him for returning the squeak toy. He pats him on the head and tells him that he did the right thing.
"The Dog Who Cried Woof"
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are on Samuel's houseboat. It's late at night and they're listening to Samuel tell scary stories. The particular one he's telling as the episode opens is about "Whiffy the Skunk Ghost." This is a 20-foot tall ghost of a skunk. He terrified the villagers with his foul-smelling stink. Just then, something large comes up behind Emily Elizabeth and Charley. Is it Whiffy?! Oh no, it's just the dogs. They want to hear the story too. Samuel continues. One day he just disappeared. Nobody knows where he lives, but some say that he dwells in Birdwell Park. Emily Elizabeth asks if the story is true. Samuel assures her that it isn't. Clifford and T-Bone don't seem to be so sure though, although Cleo doesn't seem to be scared. The next day, the dogs are playing in the park. Cleo wants to play hide-and-seek, in the woods. She's surprised when Clifford and T-Bone don't want to do this at first and realizes that they're scared of Whiffy. Cleo assures them that he doesn't exist and they go off to play. Clifford is "it" and so everyone else hides. The game is soon interrupted when Cleo starts yelling for help. She says that Whiffy the Skunk Ghost is after her. Clifford panics and starts looking around for him. He thinks he sees him, but it's just T-Bone. Now Clifford is panicked too. Then, all of a sudden, Cleo is gone. Finally, they find her, laughing. It turns out it was just a trick! There was no skunk-ghost, she was just "having a little fun" with him. Clifford and T-Bone don't find it fun at all. Cleo says that they should go swimming and T-Bone and Clifford agree. Swimming's more fun than tricks. They go swimming, but then they notice that Cleo is gone again. Suddenly, they hear a scream. It's Cleo! Whiffy is after her. They find her behind a bush, rolling on the ground laughing. She can't believe they fell for it again. They, however, or shocked. They can't believe she tricked them again. They tell her again that it isn't nice and make her promise to stop. Sometime later on, they're once again playing hide-and-seek. Clifford finds T-Bone and then hears a scream from Cleo. This time, though, he's rather relucntant to come to her rescue. T-Bone says that she's probably trying to trick them again. Clifford says he'll go check. Discreetly, Clifford peeks under the bush Cleo is hiding behind and sees Cleo rolling around laughing. He reports back to T-Bone that Cleo is indeed trying to trick them again. They decide to leave, figuring that once Cleo realizes they're not coming, she'll come out and apologize. As they head off, Cleo continues to roll around behind the bush, more and more amused with herself. Then, she realizes that they haven't come for her. She starts heading in their direction, but then her bow gets stuck on a branch. She's trapped and she can't move. The scene changes to Emily Elizabeth's, where Clifford and Cleo are playing. Emily Elizabeth gets a phone call. It's Mrs. Diller, wanting to know if Emily Elizabeth knows where Cleo is. Emily Elizabeth tells her that although Clifford and T-Bone are there, she hasn't seen Cleo all day. Clifford and T-Bone realize something is amiss and head back for the forest. Back at the forest, Cleo is engaging in a little self-berating. She says that if she ever gets out, she'll never play tricks again. Then, something moves behind the bush. Cleo hopes it's Clifford and T-Bone, but it's not. It's a skunk, a real-live skunk. Cleo tries to frighten it off, but it sprays her stinky odor all over her. Soon after, Clifford and T-Bone reach the forest and catch wind of the nasty smell. They think Cleo really has been captured by the skunk ghost. They reach her, where Cleo explains what happened. Clifford frees her bow from the branch. She promises (this time for real) not to play tricks on them again. With Cleo out of the forest, she's now at Mr. Kibble's getting cleaned up. Clifford and T-Bone watch from outside, notin that Mr. Kibble's already given her four baths. Finally, Cleo's done. She emerges from Mr. Kibbles and we hear once more that she's learned her lesson.moreless
The episode opens with a nice pan shot of the island, as a seagull flies overhead. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing frisbee in the park. Cleo gets a little crazy, spinning around and around with a frisbee for two minutes. She scares some birds and then sends if flying into a tree. Clifford goes up to retrieve the frisbee. He sees a squirrel and tries to say hello to the squirrel, but it's scared and runs away. Cleo calls the squirrel "rude," but T-Bone says that he understands, he was afraid of Clifford at first too because he was so huge. This triggers a flashback sequence of when Clifford first came to Birdwell Island. In the flashback, Emily Elizabeth his riding her bike. Clifford blows on it to make her go faster. Then, Emily Elizabeth tells him that she has to help out at the store. She asks him to go play on his own for a while. As Clifford heads off, he comes across a situation. Cars are backed up on the road. They can't get through because there's a tree blocking the road. Sheriff Lewis and Firechief Campbell are on the scene. They realize they're going to need something big to move the tree. They see Clifford and enlist his services. T-Bone also sees Clifford. Scared at his huge size, he runs off and hides in a garbage bin. Clifford moves the tree. T-Bone peeks out from the garbage bin and sees Clifford moving the tree. But it looks to him like Clifford is wrestling with it or something. He closes the garbage bin lid in fear. Later on, T-Bone is sitting down at the docks, talking to himself about Clifford's huge size. Just then, Clifford sees T-Bone and decides to introduce himself. He bounds towards T-Bone, but then trips and falls in the water. Clifford tries to introduce himself anyway, but T-Bone bounds away again in fear. The scene returns to the present for a bit. Cleo wonders why T-Bone was scared of Clifford. After all, he hadn't taken a chance to get to know him. We see the squirrel come down from the tree. He seems to be listening. T-Bone says that's why he's glad he did take the time to get to know Clifford. He flashes back again, to a scene in which Clifford is playing with Emily Elizabeth at the park. T-Bone watches them play. He sees Clifford spinning around, chasing his tail and acting silly and realizes that he's actually a fun dog. He also sees Clifford showing compassion: when Emily Elizabeth gets pinched by a sand crab that she thought was a seashell, Clifford licks her to make her feel better. Emily Elizabeth sees T-Bone and suggests that he meet Clifford. So Clifford and T-Bone sniff each other and soon become friends. Back in the present, Cleo suggests that there's someone else that they should get to know. She's seen that the squirrel was listening to their story. Clifford tries meeting with the squirrel again, a bit more gently. The squirrel's not so scared this time, so both Clifford and the squirrel have made a friend.
Clifford wants to play with Emily Elizabeth, but her Mom stops them. Emily Elizabeth has a cold right now and so she can't come out. Clifford looks down and we see that Cleo and T-Bone are there. He tells them the situation. He's sad, and wonders if there's anything they can do to make her feel better. Cleo explains the idea of a get well gift. Clifford likes that. They'll get her flowers, a balloon and a card. First they decide to get her flowers. Cleo suggests getting some flowers from Mr. Bleakman's yard. Clifford won't allow that though. Those belong to Mr. Bleakman. They wonder where they could get some flowers that don't belong to anyone. T-Bone leads them to a vacant lot, filled with wildflowers. They get some dandelions, although Clifford manages to blow away all the seeds by wagging his tail. In any case, they gather some up anyway. The next thing to do is get a balloon. They head down to the docks, where Samuel is giving away free ballons. Cleo ends up falling into the balloons. She floats away on them. Samuel calls for Clifford to rescue her. Clifford can't manage to grab her in the air, but then she ends up stuck on a pole. Clifford uses his tail as a slide and Cleo slides to safety. Samuel ties a green balloon to her tail to take with her. Finally the dogs use mud to make a get well card with their pawprints. However, Clifford's pawprint takes up the entire card, leaving no room for T-Bone and Cleo's. So T-Bone and Cleo get creative and the card ends up being a bit messy and not really looking like pawprints, but they go with it anyway. With everything done, they head for Emily Elizabeth's. Then, Clifford stops to scratch an itch. He puts down the card and it blows away, straight into Mr. Bleakman's yard! Clifford's scared to go in because Mr. Bleakman has warned before that he doesn't want the dogs stepping one paw into his yard. So Clifford comes up with an ingenious solution, he gets T-Bone on a tire swing and swings him in, to grab the card with his teeth. Mr. Bleakman doesn't seem to notice. He's inside reading a paper. He senses something is going on, but looks out his window just as T-Bone swings back and therefore doesn't see anything. He goes back to reading his paper. Their plan almost fails, as T-Bone drops the card. Then a wind gust blows the card back their way. They present their gifts to Emily Elizabeth. She loves all of them and is happy that they did this to make her feel better. She says that she could kiss them, but then again, maybe not. She wouldn't want to give them her cold and she knows how it gets when Clifford starts sneezing.moreless
The episode opens with a beautiful view of the Birdwell Island sea and the birds flying above. It pans to a competition in which Cleo is participating: "the fluffiest dog competition." Mrs. Diller says that she knows Cleo is going to win. We see several very fluffy dogs, but the judges agree that Cleo is the fluffiest. They award her a first place ribbon and a trophy with a hedgehog toy on top. She has her picture taken. Elsewhere on the island, T-Bone and Clifford are pretending to be other animals. T-Bone pretends that he's an elephant. Then it's Clifford's turn. Clifford turns around, then reveals that he has sticks in each of his nostrils. He makes "arf arf" noises. T-Bone tries to guess what he is, but he's stumped. Cleo comes up. T-Bone asks her if she knows what kind of animal Clifford is and she says that he's a dog. She doesn't realize that they're playing. Mac comes along and wonders what they're doing. Finally, T-Bone correctly guesses that Clifford is pretending to be a walrus. Cleo wants to know if they notice anything different about her. She shows them her ribbon and they're all impressed. It's a first place ribbon. But then when T-Bone asks if she wants to play the pretend animal game and suggests she use her ribbon, she says that it's not for play. Instead, she decides to tell them all about her win at the fluffiest dog competition. She rambles on and on as the sun beats down. Clifford and T-Bone fall asleep. She asks them if she's listening. They say that it's getting rather hot and they want to go swimming. She can finish the story later. As they go and splash in the water, they get it all over T-Bone and Mac. Mac tells her that it's not easy being an award-winning dog. He knows, since he's an award-winning dog. He offers to take her to his dog house to show her his awards. So they do so. As they walk along, Mac babbles on about his past victories and his ribbons. They reach his doghouse, which is filled with trophies, photos and ribbons. He goes on and on about the pictures, while Cleo begins to bored. That's not the half of it though. Once he gets done with the photos, he wants to show her his trophies. He continues on about those. Finally, Cleo escapes. Mac yells after her to come back next week, when the rest of his trophies are back from being polished. On her way home, Cleo mocks Mac's ramblings. As she listens to herself, she realizes that she did the exact same thing to Clifford and T-Bone. She fantasizes about what it must have sounded like to them. It's awful. She returns to the beach, where Clifford and T-Bone are playing in seaweed. They tell her that she shouldn't play in it because it could get her ribbon dirty. She explains that she left her ribbon at home and apologizes for going on like she did. They all go for a swim, racing to be the first one in the water.
It's the first game of the new soccer season. Emily Elizabeth's team is having practice. Clifford is playing goalie. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman are in the audience. Mr. Bleakman's happy, as they have a perfect view of the soccer field. Their team is the Birdwell Birds. Vaz practices. He tries to kick the ball, but ends up missing. Jetta snits that only he could miss Clifford. Cleo and T-Bone come in. They're the team mascots, rooting for victory today against the Sea City Sharks. The whistle blows as Mrs. Lee calls the game over the PA. The action is fast, as the Birds's goalie catches the ball, causing the crowd to cheer. Clfiford works the audience along with Cleo and T-Bone. However, he's backing out Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman's view. They can't see with him in the way. Meanwhile, Vaz keeps fumbling plays, while Charley scores goals. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman make a move for different seats. Halfway through the first half, the score is 1-1. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman find their new seats, but once again Clifford blocks their view as he does a cheer. Charley scores again. Vaz continues to mess up, causing Jetta to get irritated from the bench. She wants to go in for him. At halftime, the score is 2-1. Everybody takes a drink from a drink center that was Vaz's idea. Jetta's not interested in thanking him though. Instead, she has some advice for him. She wants him to stop playing, or else they could lose the game. Vaz seems to agree. Before the start of the second half, he asks Emily Elizabeth's Dad (who's coaching) if Jetta or Charley could go in for him. Back to the game and the score is tied 3-3. The Sharks then take over the lead with only five minutes left in the game. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman have finally gotten what they feel are decent seats. They're now on the field, right behind one of the nets. Then, Mr. Howard wants to put Vaz back in. Vaz doesn't want to go in because they could lose the game. But Mr. Howard doesn't mind and puts him in anyway. With a minute left, the score is tied. The ball heads for Vaz and he stops it. He's completely clear from opposing players and having made the stop, everyone now wonders if he'll go for the goal. Jetta asks him to pass it to her and he does. Then, Jetta goes for the goal. But it bounces off the net and into Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman's food that they brought with them, covering them in it. Time's up and the game ends in a tie. Mark congratulates them, saying that he's really proud of them. Jetta doesn't think he's proud of her. Vaz says that he is though. She played her best. Jetta agrees that Vaz did his best too. They all do a cheer for their team.moreless
When Emily Elizabeth and her friends get excited about "Keep Birdwell Beautiful" month, the dogs do too. They decide to plant their very own garden. Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are content to plant flowers, but Cleo's insistent on trying to plant dog toys, having heard Clifford say that Emily Elizabeth said that "almost anything will grow on Birdwell Island." Can the other dogs convince Cleo to give up her dog toy idea and help them with a garden that everyone will enjoy?
"Captain Birdwell's Treasure"
While playing in the forest, Mac discovers a trunk. Thinking it might be a treasure chest, he and the other dogs drag it back into town. There, Jetta finds it and opens it. It's totally amazing- it's Captain Birdwell's lost treasure. Then Emily Elizabeth and Charley ask about and before Jetta can talk, they're giving Jetta credit for finding the chest. Jetta sputters and first, but then takes the credit, saying that the dogs only helped her carry it into town. But the longer things go on, the harder Jetta finds it to maintain her lie.moreless
When playing soccer at recess, Vaz scores a goal. He's excited, but for some reason, everyone is laughing at him. Why? He ripped his pants. Everyone thinks it's really funny, but Vaz is just really embarrassed. Back inside the school, Ms. Carrington (the teacher) helps repairs Vaz's pants. Jetta comments to Mrs. Carrington that she should have seen it when Vaz ripped his pants. It was very funny. Ms. Carrington tells Jetta that she should consider whether Vaz thought it was funny. Jetta says that nothing like that would ever happen to her. Ms. Carrington tells her not to be so sure, as embarrassing things happen to everyone, even her. She recalls back in high school when she was doing a music act, only to have her neon pink wig fell off. Everyone laughed at her. She can laugh about it now, but she was "way embarrassed" back then. Jetta's still not impressed and doesn't believe anything like that could happen to her. Then, later that day, she, Vaz, Emily Elizabeth and Charley are having hot chocolate at a cafe. Jetta gets a hot chocolate moustache and the waiter calls her "sir." Jetta doesn't know what he means, but everyone laughs and finally she sees her reflection and realizes what everyone's laughing at. Looks like something embarrassing has now happened to her. Meanwhile, outside, Clifford scavenges for donuts in the trash, but ends up getting the trash can stuck on his nose. So now something embarrassing has happened to Clifford too.
Emily Elizabeth is ready for skating. She has her lucky charm around her neck and Clifford with her. She skates nicely, but then, something goes wrong. She's lost her lucky stone! Charley and Vaz help her look for it, but it's nowhere to be found. Now, suddenly, Emily Elizabeth is the worst skater on the island. She keeps tripping up and can't perform any of the neat skating tricks she could before. So Charley and Vaz, figuring that Emily Elizabeth has simply lost her confidence, paint a stone they find to look like her lucky charm. This fools her and now she's skating great again. After she pulls off some complicated maneuevers, Charley and Vaz tells her the truth about the stone. They just wanted to show her that she doesn't need luck to skate great, she just needs to believe in herself. Emily Elizabeth thanks them and decides to keep their stone. It reminds her of them.moreless
Sheriff Lewis and T-Bone are playing with a jiggly rope. Sheriff Lewis calls him a sweet puppy and rubs his tummy. Then T-Bone notices a squirrel and starts barking at it. He chaes it up a tree and continues barking as he returns to Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis calls him a "tough dog," but then says that he couldn't scare a fly off a jelly donut. The phone then rings indoors and Sheriff Lewis has to go inside. T-Bone's left to think about Sheriff Lewis's comment. He doesn't like it at all. He fantasizes a jelly donut with a fly on it. He barks at the fly, but it waves him off and then continues eating the jelly donut. He's worried that he's not tough enough and goes to see Clifford and Cleo. On the way, he runs into Mrs. Diller. She calls him "sweet." As he reaches the beach where Clifford and Cleo are, he decides to try his "tough" act. He runs up to them barking, but they're not scared at all. In fact, they didn't even notice that he was trying to scare them. T-Bone explains. He's a bulldog and bulldogs are supposed to be tough. But he's not. Clifford says that everyone likes him the way he is. T-Bone doesn't care though, he still wants to be tough. He tries making tough faces, but only succeeds in making faces that look silly or cute and even one that's both silly and cute. Cleo decides that she's going help T-Bone. All he really needs to be tough are strong muscles and a tough-guy face. She starts out by having him try to move a gigantic rock. T-Bone tries, but he can't budge it. Then all of a sudden it budges. We see though that it was actually Clifford who moved the rock, without letting T-Bone know it. Now thinking he's strong, T-Bone says that he needs a drink. As he heads for the water, a frog blocks his path. He tries to budge it using his newfound strength, but it won't move. He tries bravado, telling it that if it doesn't move, he's going to have to move it, but it stays put. So T-Bone revs up for a kick, but before he can kick it, it hops away and T-Bone ends up with his face on the mud near the water. He wants to give up. Being tough is hopeless. Cleo, however, isn't done. She figures that if she can just get T-Bone a "tough-guy" face, then that's the most important thing. So she has T-Bone try some out until she and Clifford decide on they think is "perfect." To test it, she's going to have T-Bone scare the toughest crab on the beach. If he can scare it, he can scare anyone. T-Bone sees a crab and manages to scare it off. He thinks that he did it, but Clifford tells him that's not the one that Cleo was talking about. They show him the actual one. It's mean and tough. T-Bone tries to scare it, but it just covers its ears. Then T-Bone gets spooked and ends up in the claw of the other crab he scared earlier. He declares himself a failure. He thanks Clifford and Cleo for trying, but apparently he's just not tough. He heads home, where he sees that there's some lady he's never seen before sitting in the bench outside outside his door. He decides to try and show her how tough he is. But he only succeeds in making her think that he's mean. That's not what he wanted. The lady (Martha) calls out Sheriff Lewis and says that there's a mean dog in the yard. Sheriff Lewis says that it's just T-Bone. He doesn't know what got into him. T-Bone finally gives up the tough act once and for all. Martha's not so scared of him now, noticing that he doesn't seem so mean. In fact, he's quite nice. T-Bone realizes that Sheriff Lewis loves him just the way he is.
"Stars In Your Eyes"
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford are playing a game of "fetch the stick" at the beach. Emily Elizabeth throws the stick, but when Clifford returns, he's brought her a stick much larger than the one she threw. (It's gotta be the Puppy Chow.) Charley comes up and shows Emily Elizabeth his new telescope. It's really neat. He explains that you can't see very much during the day, but at night you can see stars and planets and maybe even a spaceship. Jetta comes up. She doesn't see how Charley's going to see much with a toy telescope. Charley clarifies that it's a real telescope and you can see real planets with it, including the big red planet, Mars. Jetta tries out the telescope. She looks and thinks the sees the big red planet. But it's just Clifford, the big red dog. Emily Elizabeth thinks that the telescope is really neat and to celebrate it, they should have a telescope party that night. They'll have all sorts of neat stuff. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth leave to set up for the party. Jetta ends up covered in sand. With Emily Elizabeth and Clifford gone, Jetta talks to Charley. She tells him that if she had a real telescope, she wouldn't bring it to a party. He could get sand in it and ruin it. Charley says that he just won't bring it then. Jetta says that wouldn't be a good idea, since everyone is expecting him to bring the telescope. If she were him, she wouldn't come to the party at all. Over at Emily Elizabeth's, Emily Elizabeth and her Mom are setting up the party. They've got ballons and a planet mobile, which is hanging off of Clifford. Mrs. Howard comments that someday Emily Elizabeth may travel in space. Clifford fantasizes about riding in the rocket. The scene changes to that night, where everyone is at the party watching the shooting stars, the moon and more using cardboard telescopes. Everyone's there, including Dan and and Mary. About the only one of Emily Elizabeth's friends who isn't there is Charley. We see Jetta doing "moonwalking." Actually, it's simulating moonwalking, with Jetta hanging on strings off of Clifford. Emily Elizabeth wonders where Charley is. The scene cuts to Charley, who's bored. Back at the party, Emily Elizabeth presents "rockets," which are actually food. They're not going to eat them though. They're going to launch them to the moon. This consists of throwing the "rockets" into Clifford's mouth. Mary has a try at this. Emily Elizabeth wonders again where Charley could be. Jetta tells her that he's probably not coming. Emily Elizabeth quickly realizes what Jetta is up to. She counters that it doesn't matter whether Charley can bring his telescope or not. He should just be at the party. Everyone agrees and Jetta comes around too. They use Clifford as a "big red spaceship" to go and pick up Charley. Charley sees them coming, Clifford with all sorts of lights attached to him. They pretend that they're aliens, calling for Charley to come aboard their "big red spaceship." Then Emily Elizabeth drops down and tells him not to be scared. It's just them. She tells him that they want him and don't care about the telescope. However, it turns out that there's a way he can bring the telescope after all. He says they can use it, so long as they keep it in the "big red spaceship." Back at the party, everyone enjoys looking through the telescope. Charley says that maybe one day they'll travel to other planets. Emily Elizabeth concurs. Her, him and their big red spaceship.moreless
Emily Elizabeth is with Clifford in his doghouse. She's looking at some pictures, which bring back memories of the time when he was just a puppy. She remembers back then that things were a lot different. Back then, he could fit in his food dish. Then, there was the time when he grew and they first came to Birdwell Island. She had a hard time with some things when they first came to Birdwell Island. It was a big job brushing him using a small little hairbrush. And feeding him took forever. But one of the biggest things was that he didn't have any doghouse. Each night, he would just sleep out in the yard and Emily Elizabeth would cover him with small blankets. It was definitely time to get him a doghouse. So Emily Elizabeth and her family clean out the garage, thinking it will make a great doghouse. Clifford tries it - but he himself stands taller than the garage! He tries to squeeze into it, but it's way too small for him. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman come and see what's happening. They came over because their car broke down. They were hoping that Mr. Howard could give them a lift. Emily Elizabeth suggests that Clifford could give them a lift. Mr. Bleakman isn't sure, Clifford is so big. In the end, Clifford ends up pushing the Bleakmans' car to where they need to go. Emily Elizabeth decides that she needs some help to get a doghouse set up for Clifford. She goes to see Charley and Samuel, thinking that maybe they can help. When she gets there, there's a cat stuck in a tree. Samuel's worried that they may have to call the fire department. Clifford, however, lowers the tree branch, allowing the cat to be rescued. Samuel calls him a big help. He asks if there's anything he can do to help Clifford and Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth tells him about the need for a doghouse. Samuel suggests an old boathouse nearby. It's going to be torn down, but perhaps she can convince the people tearing it down to give it to her instead. By the time she gets there, though, the wrecking ball has already done its damage. The boathouse is demolished and there's no way it can be a doghouse now. Then, the wrecking truck driver gets stuck on a hill backing up. Clifford rescues him. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford continue to look all over town for a doghouse. But they just can't find anything anywhere. That night, Emily Elizabeth puts Clifford to bed again. She sleeps outside with him, saying that they just have to get him a doghouse. The next morning, Emily Elizabeth wakes up to the sounds of constructions. Mrs. Bleakman comes over and wakes her up. She takes Clifford's measurements. It turns out the entire neighborhood is pitching in to make Clifford a doghouse! Even Mr. Bleakman is involved, he paints Clifford's name. It's to thank him for being so helpful. Clifford heads into the doghouse and barks approvingly. He likes it.
Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Vaz and Jetta are out playing. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta have their dogs Clifford and Mac with them. Jetta has a new boomerang-type toy called a "squiggle stick," which she tosses. Clifford goes after it and catches it. He gives it back to Jetta, who complains about the dog slobber on it. Charley tells everyone about some baby seals who are at seal cove. Charley and Vaz want to go, but can't because they have other committments. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta, however, agree that they should go together. Emily Elizabeth says they can make a picnic. They agree to meet the next day. The next morning, Emily Elizabeth makes a lunch. She has to be careful, though, about Clifford trying to eat it. Clifford also makes preparations: he gathers a bunch of bones, to share with Mac. Emily Elizabeth waits outside for Jetta. Jetta shows up and tells her that Jenny Wincole from the fifth grade called. She wants Jetta to go with her to an amusement park called "Whoopie World" --- today! Jetta apologizes for canceling on Emily Elizabeth, but says that it's rare to get a chance to go to an amusement park with someone in the fifth grade. Emily Elizabeth decides to go to Seal Cove anyway. She has a great time there, whereas Jetta has a bad time, waiting. Plus, Mac is mad at her for canceling out. He wanted to be at Seal Cove with Clifford. At the Seal Cove, Emily Elizabeth enjoys the company of the seals but says that she wishes Jetta could have been there. Then, at Jetta's, Jetta's Mom comes up to her and says that Jenny Wincole called. She got another of her fifth grade friends to go to "Whoopie World" with her, so Jetta won't be going. Jetta thinks it's terrible that Jenny Wincole canceled out on her. Her Mom reminds her that's exactly what she did to Emily Elizabeth. Jetta decides that she has some apologizing to do. She goes with Mac to Seal Cove. She apologizes to Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth isn't too mad. They set up their picnic and Jetta even lets the dogs play with her squiggle stick.moreless
Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford. He's in his doghouse. She notices his favorite blanket resting on his nose. She notes that he's had it a long time and flashes back to when he was just a puppy. There were so many times when she couldn't find him because he would be hiding under his blanket. Now, it barely covers his nose. Still, Clifford likes his blanket and considers it special. Cleo and T-Bone come over to play. They're ready for a fun game of Super T-Bone. Then, they see Clifford's blanket. Cleo thinks it would be fun to play with. Clifford tells her that it's special and that he doesn't really want anyone playing with it, but Cleo and T-Bone don't listen. They beg him to let them play with it. So Clifford agrees, just as long as they're careful with it. They head to the park, where they play Super T-Bone. Cleo uses the blanket as a flag. She's the evil Fluffy-Face and Clifford calls for Super T-Bone to rescue her. But T-Bone doesn't come. He says he has to have his cape. So the blanket is employed as a cape and he stops Fluffy-Face. Or, at least, he thought he did. But it turns out that Fluffy-Face has super freeze-ray powers. She freezes both Clifford and Super T-Bone. Super T-Bone says that he has reflective powers and so he's reflecting it back to Cleo. Cleo, however, says that she has a shield on that prevents freezing. She heads over to Super T-Bone and tries to get the cape off. They tussle over and Clifford warns them to be careful. Then, something terrible happens. Cleo drags the cape in the mud. Clifford sees it and complains that it's all muddy. Cleo doesn't understand what the problem is. He can get it clean. She asks him to stay and play, but Clifford heads home. At home, Emily Elizabeth sees the dirty cape and takes it in to wash. Clifford's glad that the blanket will be okay, but wonders how to get his friends back. At the park, T-Bone says that they should apologize to Clifford. They never really listened to Clifford when he told them the blanket was special. He reminds Cleo of the time she didn't want to share her new squeak-toy. The two head to Clifford's and apologize. Clifford gladly accepts, as he wasn't too mad anyway. Emily Elizabeth comes out and hangs Clifford's blanket to dry. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone head off again to continue the Super T-Bone game.
The dogs are in Emily Elizabeth's backyard digging for a bone. They've really dug up the yard, but they can't find it. T-Bone is doing especially bad and Mac criticizes that digging "isn't his thing." Vaz is over at Emily Elizabeth's house. His cousin, Teresa, is visiting the island. She's attending college on the mainland, but right now, they're having a two week break. She's a paleontologist and is hoping to do some research. She thinks that she might find some great fossils right on the island. She's going to be doing some digging and Emily Elizabeth recommends that the dogs help out, since they're great diggers. They head to the dig site. Teresa tells Emily Elizabeth that she might not find any dinosaur bones. They're very rare. Then, Clifford digs up a huge bone. Emily Elizabeth comments that Clifford knows about being really big. Clifford fantasizes about himself, Cleo and T-Bone in the time of dinosaurs. Clifford gives everyone a ride into the deep hole, so that they can continue to dig for more dinosaur bones. They find so much that they're able to form almost a complete dinosaur. All of the dogs are doing great, except for T-Bone. He finds a chicken bone, which accidentally rolled down into the hole, but no dinosaur bones. It gets to the point where the entire skeleton has been found, except for one bone. Teresa is donating the skeleton to the Birdwell Island Museum, but she'd really like to have this last bone, as it connects the head to the neck. Everyone searches for hours, but they can't find it. They're ready to give up, but T-Bone's still digging. Mac says that he should quit, but then T-Bone finds something. It's the missing bone! He's complimented for not giving up and when Teresa's taking a picture of everyone, he's asked to stand in the front. The picture is the closing picture for the episode and for the first season of Clifford.moreless
Charley's just gotten out of a karate class and he, Jetta, Emily Elizabeth and Vaz are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Charley admires his karate instructor and wants to be one himself someday. Jetta doesn't seem to think much of this. Vaz says that he wants to be a superhero when he grows up. He fantasizes himself flying around in outer space. Jetta wants to be the President of the United States. She fantasizes giving a big speech and creating new holidays and inviting people to her own private party where they can take pictures of her. Sometime later on, Emily Elizabeth is in her backyard with Clifford. She's dressed in a veterinarian's uniform and takes Clifford's pulse and then listens to his heartbeat. Jetta drops by and Emily Elizabeth tells her that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, just like Dr. Dihn. Jetta says that she wants to be a doctor too. Emily Elizabeth stops her - didn't she want to be President? She does, but that job only lasts eight years at the most. T-Bone and Cleo drop by too. They see some tape that Emily Elizabeth wrapped around Clifford and think that he's sick. Clifford stops them and tells how he and Emily Elizabeth were just playing veterinarian. They take the opportunity to consider what they want to be when they grow up. T-Bone imagines being a dog food tester. He tries several samples and gives a green light for go ahead and the sequence ends when he gets to one which he gives a red light to. Cleo says that she wants to be the first dog who's also a doctor and wraps T-Bone with tape as a demonstration. Clifford fantasizes being a firehouse dog. In another scene, we see Vaz taking a picture of Charley doing a karate stance. Vaz says that he's changed what he wants to do when he grows up; he now wants to a be photographer. He says that's easier than being a superhero. Jetta tells Vaz that she wants to be a fashion model when she grows up. Vaz says that he thought she wanted to be President. Emily Elizabeth calls her on this too, she thought she was going to be a doctor. Jetta says that she'll be a doctor who's a part-time fashion model, after she gets done being president. Charley talks about how he wants to be a martial arts instructor again and Jetta tries to shoot him down. She says she thinks he's just wasting his time, karate is just fun, it's not a job. Charley begs to differ and to prove his point, he invites her to be a guest at his next karate class. Emily Elizabeth and Vaz join in too. They all go to the next class and Jetta realizes that karate isn't just fun, it's a lot of hard-work and discipline. She thinks maybe she could be a karate master too. Clifford gongs the bell to end the episode.
"Not Now I'm Busy"
Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo are playing "Super T-Bone" at the docks. T-Bone is "Super T-Bone" and he's telling Cleo about how he's going to foil her evil scheme. Well, he's trying to, but everytime either he or Cleo try to say anything, they get interrupted by the horn of the ferry. They decide to wait until after the ferry comes in to continue playing. The passengers get off the ferry and one of them is K.C. He runs over to greet Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone. However, he tells them that he's too busy to play, he has a job to do and goes back over to his owner Bruno's Mom, Mrs. Young. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone all wonder what job it is that K.C. could be doing. T-Bone thinks that maybe he's a superhero like Super T-Bone, only real. The next day, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing "Red Light, Green Light." T-Bone's the light and he yells Red Light, but Cleo notices something and runs off. T-Bone threatens her with a ticket, but then goes chasing after her, and finally Clifford decides to go chasing after the both of them. It turns out Cleo saw K.C. and she wants him to play with them, but he's busy with his job. Cleo's annoyed, can his job be more important than playing with them? He's wearing some sort of cape, lending to T-Bone's idea that he could be a superhero. Cleo decides to trail him and has Clifford and T-Bone join in. They observe him at the supermarket and at the park. This doesn't really reveal much and Clifford and T-Bone still think he could be a superhero. Clifford decides that they should just go and ask K.C. what his job is. They do so, but not before Cleo has it out with him. K.C. says that he really was to busy to play with them. Bruno had him trained as an assistance dog and now he helps out Mrs. Young. He demonstrates - Mrs. Young asks him to get a glass of water and he goes into the kitchen and does so. Cleo apologizes. K.C. says that the good thing is that he'll be on Birdwell Island full-time now, so he'll be able to see them more often. However, he can only play with them when it doesn't get in the way of his job. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone like the assistance dog idea and ask if they could possibly be assistance dogs too. K.C. says they would have to go to the special school, but he can show them one thing they can do. He shows them - helping their owners at the store. We see all of them helping in various ways. T-Bone has some groceries in tow and Mrs. Diller thanks Cleo for guarding her groceries.moreless
Emily Elizabeth is getting with Clifford for Topsy Turvy Day. She's hoping to reclaim the first class prize she won last year for the "uphill roll." Jetta's there too. She loves Topsy Turvy Day. She's hoping that maybe this year, she can win the race. Then, she gets an idea. She suggests that for this year, Emily Elizabeth trade Clifford for Mac. After all, it is Topsy Turvy Day, so everything is mixed up. Emily Elizabeth is reluctant at first, but finally agrees. Jetta begins training Clifford for the uphill roll. But Clifford doesn't seem to understand. Instead of rolling up the hill, he goes to the top of the hill and rolls down. Then, he tries sliding up the hill. Jetta's not pleased with this and her frustration shows. She decides to train Clifford for another event. In this event, the human does a dog paddle, while the dog does the backstroke. But Jetta can't even get Clifford to roll over on his back. She hopes that maybe they'll do better at the actual event. At the event, Jetta wonders how Emily Elizabeth did with Mac. She doesn't figure they'll have done very well with the uphill roll, since Mac doesn't like rolling. But Emily Elizabeth says that their practice went well. Jetta figures that for that to have happened, Emily Elizabeth must have given Mac a whole bunch of tummy-yummies. Emily Elizabeth says that she did give him tummy-yummies, but she also gave him belly-rubs. And when she ran out of tummy-yummies, she just gave him belly rubs. When the actual event starts, Emily Elizabeth and Mac are doing quite well. But Clifford doesn't even get going. Jetta gripes that she doesn't understand how Emily Elizabeth's making Mac do so well. Sheriff Lewis tells her that Emily Elizabeth's not making Mac do anything. She's been so nice to him that he wants to do well. Jetta considers this and decides to give it a try. Emily Elizabeth and Mac win the uphill roll. The next event is the swim. Jetta tries being nice. She tells Clifford that she knows she didn't explain things very well yesterday. She struggles at being nice, but she does do it and Clifford finally does what she needs. The race starts and at first, she and Clifford aren't winning, but they are moving. Jetta says that she doesn't mind if they don't win. After all, they're having fun. Then, Clifford kicks into high gear. He uses his tail like a propeller, blowing past the competition and making it to the finish line. At the end of the day, Jetta praises Clifford for his hard work. She and him received the first place trophy. Then, Emily Elizabeth shows her the trophy that she and Clifford received, the second place trophy. It's bigger than the first place one! Jetta's shocked, but Emily Elizabeth explains: it's Topsy Turvy Day, so everything is backwards.
"Clifford's Charm School"
Mrs. Bleakman is holding a party for the book club in her yard tomorrow. It's a classy event and she wants everything to be perfect. However, Mr. Bleakman thinks that Clifford could be a problem. Mrs. Bleakman doesn't think so, at first. But after some urging from Mr. Bleakman, she has a talk with Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth tells her that Clifford will be well-behaved. Cleo, Mac and T-Bone come over to Clifford's. Clifford tells them about the party. He says that he doesn't understand why Mrs. Bleakman would be worried about him. After all, Emily Elizabeth always says that he has good manners. Cleo and Mac tell him that "good manners" aren't enough. He has to act "fancy." Fortunately, they're both experts at acting fancy. T-Bone's not so sure about this. He thinks that Clifford is okay the way he is. But Clifford decides that it wouldn't hurt to try acting fancy. The first thing that Mac and Cleo show Clifford is walking fancy. They have him lift his head up high, walk slowly and straigthen his knees. But this goes awry when, with his head up so high in the air, he doesn't watch where he's going. They also try to train him not to wag his tail. They have T-Bone tell him neat things and have him try to force himself not to wag. He does well, but after he hears that he did well, he starts wagging it like crazy. As Cleo and Mac are trying to think of more things to teach Clifford, he starts scratching. They tell him that he absolutely can not scratch during the party. But the itch spreads. Clifford tries to keep from scratching, but he can't help it. He runs over to a tree and gives himself a good scratch. Mrs. Bleakman sees this and comments to herself that she hopes he doesn't do that during the party. Cleo and Mac give up. The next day, Mrs. Bleakman has her party. But it's so hot outside and the bright sun is shining right on the party. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford leave to go to the beach. Then, one of the guests notice as Mrs. Bleakman is talking to them that Clifford is big enough to completely block out the sun. Not only that, but his tail-wagging makes for a nice breeze. So he's asked to stay for the party. Emily Elizabeth happily agrees. Later on, Mrs. Bleakman thanks Clifford for helping out. She says that he'll be the first one to invite to the party the next time. Cleo and Mac wonder if Clifford did so well because of his fancy manners. But Clifford says that he just acted like himself.moreless
Clifford, T-Bone, Cleo and Mac are starting "doggy-school." Before class, there's some chatter about the teacher, Brittany Spaniel. Mrs. Diller says that she's heard that Brittany is the best doggy-school teacher around. Emily Elizabeth says that Clifford had some trouble sleeping the night before. Sheriff Lewis says that T-Bone had some too. He thinks that T-Bone's worried about how he's going to do. The class starts. Brittany says hello to all the dogs and starts with the first trick, a "simple rollover." She asks Cleo to demonstrate first. Cleo does, but she does a bit more than a simple rollover. Instead, she rolls over a couple times in a fancy style. Brittany says that although it was more than a simple rollover, it was creative. She asks Clifford to go next, and maybe that wasn't such a good idea. Clifford rolls on his side, leaving an impression in the ground and shaking up Brittany. He then completes the rollover. Brittany jokes that Clifford makes a "big impression." She has Mac go next. Mac comments to T-Bone that he's going to show him how it's done. He's not doing any tricks unless he gets treats. Brittany asks him to do the trick and he just stands there and yawns. She demonstrates the trick herself. T-Bone comments that she's good at it. Cleo says that she's not very creative. Mac still won't do the trick. So Brittany pulls out a tummy-yummy. Suddenly, Mac is all over the trick. He rolls over and then grabs the treat. He returns to the other dogs, commenting that there's "nothing to it." Finally, it's T-Bone's turn. He heads up, hesitates at first and then performs the rollover. Brittany tells him that it was "fine, just fine." Just fine? T-Bone's beginning to think that Brittany doesn't like him. In any case, the class is over for the time being. It's time for recess. The next day, Brittany has a new trick, fetch. This is another wild one for Clifford as it causes him to go bounding. The other dogs basically do the same as before, including T-Bone, who gets another "just fine." Finally, the week comes to an end. Brittany reminds them of the graduation the next day. Cleo hopes that she'll get a big graduation trophy. Clifford hopes that all of his family can be there. Mac hopes that there's a lot to eat. T-Bone isn't looking forward to graduation at all. Graduation finally comes. Brittany first calls Cleo and gives her an award for enthusiasm. She next calls Clifford, who gets a huge medal for "the biggest impression." Next is Mac, for the best tricks for treats. Jetta goes up to accept the award, but Mac won't follow until Jetta tempts him with a tummy-yummy. Jetta comments that she always knew that Mac was the best behaved dog on the island. She heads off, but once again, Mac won't leave until given a tummy-yummy. T-Bone thinks he knows what's coming next and covers his ears. But to his surprise, Brittany says that the final award goes to a hard working, tries his best, absolutely delightful student: T-Bone. He and Sheriff Lewis proudly accept the award as Brittany comments that T-Bone is a very fine dog. Confetti rains and T-Bone joins his other happy classmates.
"Islander of the Year"
Ms. Lee is just finishing reading a story at the library. After finishing, she announces that it's time for the annual Birdwell Islander of the Year contest. She explains that in order to enter someone, all one has to do is write a short paper about the person you think has helped people the most on Birdwell Island. Jetta immediately wants to know if there's a prize. Ms. Lee says that there isn't, but the winning essay will appear in the Birdwell Beacon and the Islander of the Year's picture will appear on the library wall along with the winners of past years. As Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Vaz and Clifford head home, Emily Elizabeth wonders who she should write about. Clifford barks and Vaz jokes that Clifford wants to enter the contest too. Emily Elizabeth thanks Clifford, but she doesn't think she's earned it this year. Maybe in the future. Clifford imagines. A futuristic Emily Elizabeth in space gear with a number 1 shirt accepts a trophy from Ms. Lee. She then blasts off into outer space. The next week, everyone is in the library for the reading of the essays. Emily Elizabeth asks Charley to tell her who he wrote about, but Charley says that she'll just have to wait until he reads his essay, like everyone else. Ms. Lee calls the first person to read their essay: Emily Elizabeth. She didn't think she'd have to go first, but with Clifford's encouragement, she heads up. Her nomination is Dr. Dihn. She explains how Dr. Dihn nursed a sick whale back to health. Then Clifford helped her return it to the ocean. She thinks that Dr. Dihn would be a good choice because she takes care of all the animals on the island. Next is Charley. His nominee is Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis is not only a great sheriff, but he's also the soccer coach. One time, they were trying to practice, but they couldn't play because they didn't have a goalpost. So Clifford became the goalpost. After Charley, Jetta reads her essay. To everyone's shock, Jetta nominates herself. She recalls a time when she saved a kitten stuck in a tree at the park all by herself. She describes that she used Clifford to help her up to the kitty. Ms. Lee interrupts, noting that Jetta said that she did it all by herself. Jetta says that she did... with Clifford. Anyways, she bravely reached up and rescued the kitty. For that, and "other reasons too numerous to mention," she should be Birdwell Islander of the Year. Emily Elizabeth notes to herself that she remembers it a little differently. It was Clifford who first noticed the kitty and then lifted Jetta to rescue it. Oh well. Finally, Vaz reads his essay, about Firechief Campbell. The most important thing he did was save the Birdwell Island museum. The firetruck had gotten a flat tire. This wasn't good, as a ladder was needed to reach the fire. So Firechief Campbell used Clifford as a ladder and saved the museum. With the essays finished, Ms. Lee announces the winner. Surprising everyone, she says that the winner was someone who wasn't nominated, but helped everyone in the island in a big way. The winner is Clifford, the big red dog. Clifford, who's been watching and listening from outside, wraps his ears around his eyes, a bit embarrassed. Ms. Lee says that since everyones essays mentioned Clifford, they'll all be featured in the newspaper. She says that Clifford showed that it isn't just helping in an emergency that makes a difference, but helping in all sorts of little ways.moreless
The Birdwell Island parade is coming and everyone is getting ready. A plane with a bone streamer flies overhead. Down on the ground, Emily Elizabeth compliments Mr. Kibble's float. Mr. Kibble asks her and Charley what they're going to do for the parade, but they say they don't know yet. Jetta comes up, twirling a baton. She's going to march for the high school band in the parade. Later on that day, Emily Elizabeth and Charley are down by Samuel's restaurant. They're discussing themes for their float. Emily Elizabeth sees Clifford playing tag with a seal and suggests a sports theme. Everyone loves sports. Charley isn't too impressed with this idea and suggests and ocean theme. Emily Elizabeth realizes that she has to go home. She promised to help with something for the store. Charley can meet her at her house at an hour with his idea. Charley comes up with the idea for a pirate ship float. He dresses Clifford up as a ship, thinking he'd make a great pilot. He'll surprise Emily Elizabeth with it. Charley surprises her with Clifford, but Emily Elizabeth has also come up with her own idea. She wants to do a basketball float. She removes Clifford's pirate ship outfit and puts a basketball shirt on Clifford. Charley says that he likes his pirate ship better. They argue back and forth about which is better, finally deciding that they'll each do their own float. It's obvious that Clifford doesn't like their fighting. Sometime later in the day, the dogs are playing Super T-Bone. T-Bone tries to get Clifford's help against Cleo, the "evil fluffy-face," but Clifford's not really paying attention. He explains to them about Emily Elizabeth and Charley fighting. Then, without any help from them, he comes up with the idea of combining the basketball and pirate ship themes. He heads back to Emily Elizabeth and Charley, who are trying to make up. They see his idea and like it, but decide that they should come up with their own idea. Noticing that they all love hot dogs, they decide to make Clifford into a hot dog float. At the parade, everyone loves Clifford. Emily Elizabeth, Charley, the crowd and Cleo and T-Bone. Jetta's there. She twirls her baton and then drops it. Up on Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and Charley agree that they had a great idea, with the help of Clifford, the "big, red hot dog."
"Follow the Leader"
Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone are bored. There's nothing to do. Their musing on this is interrupted when people start honking their car horns. Clifford realizes that his tail is in the road, blocking peoples' way. He moves it. Having done that, he figures out what they can do, play "follow the leader." Cleo calls to be the leader. T-Bone calls second and Clifford third. The first thing Cleo has them do is twirl their tails. T-Bone can't do it at first. Clifford shows him how and he finally gets it. They continue along, doing what Cleo does. T-Bone begins to wonder when it's going to be his turn. He asks Cleo if it is yet, but she says no. A little later, she asks him when'll be his turn. Cleo gives the non-answer, "when my turn is over." They continue on and on. They follow Cleo under a bench. Clifford follows too, squeezing under it and causing it to slide down his back. The two people on the bench, who are reading, never realize that anything happened. As they continue, both T-Bone and Clifford begin to wonder when it'll be T-Bone's turn. Cleo says that the rule is that you get to do 47 things as leader and she's only done eight. She also says that the leader gets to decide when the next leader gets to start. Both Clifford and T-Bone think this is unfair. They hold a vote and vote T-Bone leader by a vote of 2-1. Cleo says that she's not going to follow, as she's still the leader. So Clifford and T-Bone continue playing the game on their own. Cleo, left behind, figures that they're going to come back. But they don't and then the garbage truck that she's in starts moving. It's headed for the swap meet. Clifford and T-Bone, playing on their own, see Cleo headed for the swap meet. They decide to follow her. Cleo reaches the swap meet, where sees that the location is perfect for the "follow the leader" game. However, it's no fun without Clifford and T-Bone there to play. She tries to pretend that they're there, but it doesn't work. Then, Clifford and Cleo reach the swap meet location. They too think it would be a perfect place for their game. Cleo once again tries to be leader, but then realizes that she's making the same mistake again. So she makes T-Bone leader and they play the right way, having a great time. Cleo thinks T-Bone makes a great leader. Finally, T-Bone's turn is over. So Clifford is now the leader and he leads them home.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
Emily Elizabeth is leaving on a ferry to go to her cousin's wedding. She explains to Clifford that he can't come along because her cousin is allergic to dogs. Clifford fantasizes. He's at the wedding. Right in the middle of the wedding vows, he sneezes. So maybe it's better that he doesn't go. Charley's going to be taking care of him for the day. Throughout the day, Clifford and Charley have a great time together. They have a race, which Clifford wins. They play baseball. Clifford hits the ball out of the park with one of his ears. They play frisbee with a garbage can lid. Finally, that night, they watch the sunset together. It's time for bed. Charley and Samuel have set up a special tent for Clifford and Clifford seems to like it. They go inside. But once they're inside, Clifford starts to miss Emily Elizabeth. He imagines her face in the moon and starts howling. Charley comes out. He realizes that this is the first time that Clifford's ever been away from Emily Elizabeth at night and he misses her. His howling wakes the entire neighborhood: Victor and Pedro (who sleep together in a bunkbed), Sheriff Lewis and T-Bone, Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman and more. They all head to Charley's to see what's the matter. T-Bone asks Clifford what's wrong and he tells him that he misses Emily Elizabeth. Mr. Carson has an idea. When he was young, his Dad would take him for a ride in a truck and that would put him to sleep. So he gets a big truck and puts Clifford in the cargo load. It works. As they drive along, Clifford dozes off. But when they return to Charley's, Clifford wakes up again. Mr. Bleakman's ready to give up, but Mrs. Bleakman has an idea. Mr. Bleakman should sing him a lullaby. He's reluctant at first, but tries it. Mrs. Bleakman and soon, everyone else, joins in. The lullaby only succeeds in putting everyone to sleep except Clifford. With everyone now sleeping around him, Clifford still can't sleep. Charley's awake. He tells Clifford that they're with him and they're going to stay right there until he falls asleep. Finally, with everyone around him, Clifford does fall asleep and sleeps through the night. In the morning, he's the first to wake up. Charley congratulates him sleeping through the night. Emily Elizabeth arrives. She notices everybody there and so they explain to her what happened. She hopes that Clifford wasn't too much trouble, but they agree he was none at all. It was kind of fun all sleeping through the night together.
"Dog for a Day"
Charley is helping Samuel with maintenance on the restaurant. He wants to go play, but Samuel has him doing things like mopping and stuff. He sees Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone playing and notes that they're having a lot of fun. Emily Elizabeth comes. She wants to ride bikes with Charley, but Charley is still mopping. Samuel comes out and congratulates him on a good job. He says they can ride bikes, but there's one more thing first. Charley dreads it, but actually Samuel just wanted to know if they wanted ice cream cones. He hands them vanilla and strawberry. Emily Elizabeth and Charley go and play soccer. The dogs join in and Cleo does some pretty neat tricks. Charley says that he wishes he could be a dog. Among other things, they don't have to go to school. Emily Elizabeth tells him that they do a lot of great things in school, but Charley still wants to be a dog. That night, before going to bed, Charley asks Samuel if he's ever wanted to be a dog. Samuel says that he did when he was a kid, but not anymore. Of course, if Charley wants to be a dog, he can always dream. So Charley does. He goes into a dream sequence in which he's a shaggy, small brown dog. He comments to himself that he had the weirdest dream the night before: he dreamt he was a dog. Samuel feeds him dog food and calls him a "good dog." Charley doesn't get it at first, but then sees his reflection in the water and figures out that he's a dog. He tries to help with the mopping, but Samuel tells him that dogs don't do chores and that he should go play with Clifford. This is right up Charley's alley. At the beach, Charley brags to Clifford about how he's a dog now. He says he's going to tell everyone in school. Clifford reminds him that now that he's a dog, he can't go to school. Charley likes that too: no homework. He has a race with Clifford, which Clifford wins. Charley tries to get on his bike, so that he can beat Clifford in the race, but Clifford reminds him that dogs can't ride bikes. Charley's next idea is to play basketball. But he can't get a hold of the ball and ends up popping it with his teeth. Well, how about soccer? Dogs can play soccer. However, when they reach the soccer field, Jetta, Emily Elizabeth and Vaz are there holding a practice. They won't let Charley or Clifford play because it's a practice for a game later in the day and they need to concentrate. Now Charley's starting to get annoyed. He thinks that maybe being a dog isn't such a good idea after all. Clifford tries to expound the virtues of being a dog. There's chasing your tail and jumping and all sorts of other things. Charley tells Clifford that being a dog may be good for him, but as Charley, he's kind of missing being a kid. He returns to Samuel, hoping for advice. But Samuel just treats him like a dog. Finally, Charley wakes up. He runs to the mirror and his happy to see that he's himself again. He offers to help Samuel with the mopping. After all, dogs can't mop and he likes himself just the way he is.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing freeze tag. Clifford moves in order to try to get a butterfly off of him that is tickling his nose. Cleo tells him that he can't do this, as in freeze tag, you're not supposed to move at all. T-Bone is playing by the rules and ends up slipping and sliding, but never actually moves any of his muscles. He ends up frozen in a spot, when Mac comes. Mac makes a rude comment about T-Bone being the "slowest dog on the island." Clifford and Cleo defend T-Bone, saying that he's both fast and strong. T-Bone does nothing, still following the rules of the freeze tag game, although it's obvious he's getting irritated. Mac challenges T-Bone to a race. Clifford and Cleo agree on T-Bone's behalf. Mac says that it's "winner take all." Clifford and Cleo want to know what this means. Mac says that if T-Bone wins, then he gets to take his collar. However, if he wins, then he gets to take T-Bone's collar. Cleo and Clifford agree. After Mac leaves, Cleo wonders why T-Bone didn't say anything. Clifford reminds her that she didn't "unfreeze" him. So Cleo unfreezes him. T-Bone protests, wondering why they agreed to the race. He doesn't want to race Mac. But Clifford and Cleo encourage him, saying that he should try it and they think he can do it. So T-Bone gets into it and begins training. There are several legs to the race and T-Bone trains hard for each and every one of them. Throughout it all, Clifford and Cleo encourage him with the mantra "I can do it." Finally, the day of the big race comes. Mac gets off to an early lead, but T-Bone follows close behind. Then, although T-Bone can't see it, Mac starts cheating. After going down a hill, he puts some seaweed in the way to block the path for T-Bone. As expected, T-Bone slips on the seaweed. But he quickly recovers and continues onward. The next leg of the race involves jumping over Mr. Bleakman's flower bed. T-Bone makes a valiant leap and looks like he's going to clear it. But Mac's waiting on the side. He turns on a sprinkler, spraying water in T-Bone's path, causing him to fall. Mr. Bleakman sees T-Bone and gets upset, but then when he sees Mac, he's not really sure what to make of it, other than that if he has to see another dog again, it'll be too soon. The next leg of the race involves pulling a wheelbarrow full of sand. T-Bone and Mac are on even footing starting out - or are they? Unbeknownst to T-Bone, Mac has piled down his wheelbarrow to make it especially difficult to pull. Still, after much struggling, T-Bone catches up with Mac. Now there's just one final sprint to the finish. Mac crosses the finish line first and T-Bone comes in soon after. To Mac's surprise, Clifford and Cleo both go over and congratulate T-Bone on nearly winning. Mac doesn't understand. He won, so why are they praising T-Bone? T-Bone agrees that Mac did win and starts to hand over his collar. Mac, beginning to feel a bit guilty, tells him that he can keep it, as he doesn't even like it very much anyway. T-Bone insists that he take it and Mac is forced to admit that he didn't win the race fair and square, he cheated. He leaves, saying that next time he'll beat T-Bone for real. T-Bone says to Clifford and Cleo that Mac is probably feeling guilty about cheating. Clifford and Cleo tell T-Bone that he can feel good about himself, as he raced fair and square.
Emily Elizabeth is with Charley in her backyard. She's giving Clifford "Bowser Bites" for tricks that he's performing. Clifford wishes that they could just skip the tricks part, but Emily Elizabeth tells him that today he's doing "tricks for treats." She has him perform the trick "Down." Clifford gets a little close to the fence and Mrs. Bleakman asks Emily Elizabeth to make sure he stays away from the fence. She and Mr. Bleakman are painting it today. Mr. Bleakman says that they don't want a repeat of what happened last year. Clifford remembers what happened last year: Emily Elizabeth threw him a giant ball and he ended up backing into the fence, causing Mr. Bleakman to dump a bucket of white paint on his head. Emily Elizabeth agrees to keep him away. She has him do another trick, but before she can give him his treat, Mrs. Howard calls for her and Charley. If they don't leave, they're going to be late for soccer practice. Emily Elizabeth yells to Clifford from the car, saying that she'll give him his treat when he gets back. Clifford, however, has fallen asleep performing his trick, "Stay" and doesn't hear Emily Elizabeth. Clifford continues to doze and several birds land on him. Then, Cleo and T-Bone come and wake him up. Clifford explains what he was doing. He wonders where Emily Elizabeth is. She hasn't given him his treat. Cleo notes that Emily Elizabeth is nowhere to be seen. However, Clifford did perform the trick, so he should get his treat. She climbs up into the barrel of "Bowser Bites." Clifford's not so sure, so Cleo says that if it'll make him feel any better, she and T-Bone will share it with him. Clifford says that they haven't performed any tricks, though. So they both do a trick. Cleo breaks off a piece for her, a piece for T-Bone and then tosses the rest to Clifford. They're getting into the whole "tricks" thing and so they decide to continue. But then, while doing a trick, Clifford bumps into the fence. He doesn't think he's done any damage, but as it turns out, he's gotten white paint all over himself. So Cleo and T-Bone work on hosing him down, while they all continue to eat more of the Bowser Bites. The hosing helps some, but Clifford still has a patch of paint on him. So they decide that maybe some scrubbing is in order. They all take a mudbath, while still doing "tricks" and eating the Bowser Bites. They've now eaten an entire barrel and so now they're working on a second barrel of four. Eventually, they eat all four of the barrels and have giant stomachaches. Worse, the yard is a mess from all of the mud. They hurry to clean things up and actually get things looking pretty good. Emily Elizabeth comes and Mr. Bleakman and Mrs. Bleakman also come out. Mr. Bleakman notices Clifford by the fence and asks Emily Elizabeth to get him away. He's certain that he's ruining something. But to his surprise, there's nothing wrong. Emily Elizabeth apologizes to Clifford for not giving him his treat earlier and offers him an entire doggy bag full of treats. Clifford, however, just whimpers. Then, Charley notices the empty barrels of Bowser Bites. Emily Elizabeth figures out that Clifford at them all and that Cleo and T-Bone helped. She's not going to punish him though, as she thinks he's learned his lesson, the hard way.moreless
It's a rainy day outside and Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are all playing games inside Clifford's doghouse. Cleo's getting really bored, as T-Bone's now doing the same game of "who has the bone?" for what seems like the fifty millionth time. She's really bored and wants to do something else. She wishes it would stop raining. Clifford says that they could tell a story. He starts the story by saying that he's on his way to pick up Emily Elizabeth from school. Cleo yawns loudly and pretends to go to sleep. But then Clifford says that he's going to pick her up in his new yellow car. Now, Cleo starts getting interested. She joins in and changes the car's color to purple and makes herself the driver. T-Bone joins in too, appearing in the passenger's seat and making himself a noble king. Cleo tells him that he may think that she's the driver, but she's actually the queen. And the two make Clifford a brave knight. They have a bit of an argument at first over what color Clifford's helmet should be - blue or green. They argue for a bit, until finally Clifford suggests that they make it yellow. Both agree. The plot returns to Clifford's picking up Emily Elizabeth. He says that Emily Elizabeth was kidnapped by a mean ogre and is now being held in his castle. So, the group heads for the castle. On the way there, they create flying pigs, who are the castle guards. After another Cleo/T-Bone argument, the pigs also end up being yellow, but with blue hair. The gang comes up with a clever trick to evade them and is soon on their way to the castle. They're just about to go face the giant ogre, when Mac comes into the doghouse. At first, they're so engrossed in the story, that they think that Mac is the ogre. Then, they realize it's just Mac. They explain what they're doing and Mac joins in, taking on the part of the ogre. In the story, Cleo distracts the ogre and gets him to chase her, while T-Bone gets the attention of the flying pigs. This leaves Clifford to enter the castle. There he finds Emily Elizabeth, trapped in a hanging cage and frees her. Finally, the sun appears outside, but Mac, Cleo and T-Bone are so caught up in the story, they don't want to go outside. Then, Clifford tells them that the great thing about stories is that you can tell them anywhere. And so they all go out in the sun to continue their storytelling fun.
It's a very hot day on Birdwell Island and everyone is looking for things to do. The local weatherman comes on TV, talking about what a hot day it is and recommending that everyone only use electricity if at all necessary. However, no one seems to be listening. Vaz is engrossed in some computer learning software. Mary is trying to play a video game. Jetta has to watch after her brother Cosmo and is try to keep him entertained with a video. And everyone else is using electricity in some way to keep themselves entertained. The failure to heed the meteorologist's warning leads to an island-wide power outage. This creates problems for everyone, but Mr. Bleakman seems to have all the answers. One of the immediate problems is that without power, area traffic lights are out. Mr. Bleakman says that he was a kid, there were no traffic lights. Instead, they just had signs. In this vein, Clifford becomes a giant sign and directs traffic at a major intersection. One of his paws is painted green and he holds it up when it's okay for motorists to go and holds up his other, unpainted paw when they need to stop. Finally, Sheriff Lewis gets traffic under control. This leaves Mr. Bleakman to solve other problems. For example, Vaz complains that without power, he can't use his educational software about forests on his computer. Mr. Bleakman says that when he was a kid, if he wanted to learn about something, he got a book. So Vaz goes to the library. Mary comes along and complains that her video game won't work without power. Mr. Bleakman says that when he was a kid, he played cards or board games. So Mary, along with Emily Elizabeth and Charley ask Mr. Bleakman if he'll play cards with them. Then, Jetta comes along, with Cosmo. She doesn't know what to do about Cosmo, as he's upset that he can't watch his video anymore. Emily Elizabeth tells Jetta that when Mr. Bleakman was a kid, they probably didn't have videos. Mr. Bleakman confirms this, but suggests that maybe Jetta could go down to the beach with Cosmo and act out a play or something. That evening, a lot of people on the island end up on the beach, spending time together with their friends and families. Then, lights go back on and Sheriff Lewis comes to say that the power's back on, so they can all go back home. But no one wants to leave. They say that they'll leave for a short while, to turn off things in their households that are taking up unnecessary electricity. But after that, they're returning to the beach. Sheriff Lewis, impressed, says that he might stop by himself. Emily Elizabeth comments to Clifford that when Mr. Bleakman was a kid, there were probably a lot of families and friends that spent time together at the beach and some things never change.moreless
Clifford's found a new toy, a large ship ring thingy. It's multi-functional, as it can be a ring or a frisbee. He wants Emily Elizabeth to play with him, but she doesn't seem to be around anymore. He looks in her bedroom and she's not there. He tries looking in the living room, but she's not there either. His next destination is the park. The park, however, is entirely empty. Then he sees that the ferry has come in and wonders if everybody went down to watch it come in. The scene changes to down at the docks, which is where Emily Elizabeth is. She's thanking Victor and Pedro for getting her this huge bunch of balloons. Then, she sees that Clifford is coming. This isn't good, as the balloons are for Clifford. She passes them off to Victor and Pedro to hide. They work quickly, covering them inside a crate. Clifford bounds up and makes it obvious that he wants to play with Emily Elizabeth. She tells him that she's too busy to play, while trying to hold down the balloons. Clifford keeps trying, whimpering and rolling around, but Emily Elizabeth tells him again that she can't play right now. So Clifford heads off, hoping to maybe play with Cleo and T-Bone. The scene changes to Cleo and T-Bone. They're wheeling a wagon containing a very large bone with a bow around it. Cleo comments that this was a great idea of hers. T-Bone reminds her that it was both their ideas. Just then, Clifford's toy comes rolling around the street. Cleo and T-Bone wonder what it is. T-Bone goes up and sniffs it. It's Clifford's! Cleo tries to hide the wagon, but without realizing it, she sends it hurtling down the street. T-Bone tries to tell her, but Clifford comes up and she covers his mouth. When Clifford asks what she's doing, Cleo tells him that T-Bone had onions for breakfast. They make his breath all stinky. Clifford asks if they can play, but Cleo says that they have to go home and get T-Bone's teeth brushed so his breath won't smell anymore. Clifford leaves, dejected. Cleo uncovers T-Bone's mouth and notices that the wagon is gone. Cleo asks T-Bone why he didn't say anything. Clifford continues looking for stuff to do. He wonders if there's any fun to be had down at the dunes. We see that Charley and Samuel are down at the dunes, carrying a large, bone-shaped cake for Clifford. They see Clifford and manage to hide in time, but Samuel ends up with frosting all over himself. Clifford ends up down by the shore. He's bored. There's nothing to do. Then he starts playing with his toy and finds that he can have fun on his own. He hears Emily Elizabeth calling him. When he doesn't find her in front of his house, he hears her call again and finds her in the back. She leads him around the back, where there's a huge party going on. She explains that's why she couldn't spend time with him earlier and wishes him a happy birthday.
"The Ears Have It"
It's Founder's Day on Birdwell Island and everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Sheriff Lewis (T-Bone with him) is on his way to set up for the fireworks, when he notices a car parked in front a fire hydrant. That's not good, as he really doesn't want to have to write any tickets on Founder's Day, but the car is definitely in violation. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth come up. Sheriff Lewis asks if Clifford could do him a favor. He has Clifford pick up the car and move it to a legal parking spot. He thanks Clifford and asks Emily Elizabeth if she could do him another favor. He's going to be setting up the fireworks. However, T-Bone is afraid of loud noises and he was wondering if he could hang around her for today. Emily Elizabeth has something else to do, but she says that T-Bone could hang around Clifford. Elsewhere on the island, Mrs. Diller and Cleo are leaving Mr. Kibble's. Cleo is all dressed up for Founder's Day. She has lots of colorful bows and ribbons her. Mrs. Diller comments that she's going to outshine the Founder's Day fireworks. Cleo goes off and joins T-Bone and Clifford. Clifford comments on all of her bows. She repeats about how Mrs. Diller said that she would outshine the fireworks. T-Bone whimpers. Clifford explains to Cleo that she oughtn't mention the fireworks. T-Bone's afraid of loud noises. Cleo asks T-Bone why he didn't tell them that he was afraid of loud noises before now. T-Bone explains that he thought they would think he's a scaredy-cat. He says that he doesn't want to be scared of loud noises, since he'd really like to see the fireworks. Clifford and Cleo decide to help him. They take him to a construction site. T-Bone tells them that he doesn't like all the noise. Clifford says that he doesn't like it either. Cleo explains her strategy for dealing with it, she's going to make noise right back. She says that if you're scared of something, you should scare it right back. She howls and then has T-Bone join in. Then, she asks Clifford to join in. At first, Clifford's extremely loud howling disturbs the constructon workers. But then he howls again and this time the howling is set to background music. Everyone starts dancing as Cleo and Clifford howl. Finally, they stop. However, they see that T-Bone is cowering on the ground. This time, it was Clifford's loud howling that scared him. That didn't work, so they try something else. Their new idea is to get him used to loud noises slowly. Clifford says "boo" to him and it doesn't scare him. So they try quiet windchimes. That works, but when they make the windchimes a bit louder, T-Bone's scared again. Clifford bangs cymbals, but it's stil not working. Finally, Clifford picks up a large crate. T-Bone's scared, as he knows it's going to make a loud noise when it drops. Clifford drops it and it crashes, but T-Bone doesn't seem to be scared. Their hard work payed off. Then the ferry horn blasts and T-Bone gets spooked. He runs away, all the way to his dog house. Clifford and Cleo try to convince him to come out. They explain that they don't think he's a scaredy-cat. Cleo says that everyone's afraid of something. For example, she's afraid of the dark. That's why she has a glow-in-the-dark hedgehog toy. And Clifford admits that he's afraid of spiders, even though he knows they're really friendly. T-Bone thanks them. He says that if they want, they can watch the fireworks, while he stay homes. Cleo's okay with this and she starts to walk off, but Clifford puts his foot in front of her path, stopping him. He says they're going to stay right there and watch the fireworks from T-Bone's house. So they do. They're beautiful and T-Bone wears earmuffs so he doesn't have to hear the noise. The fireworks continue, the last one we see being one of Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are having fun at the beach, playing pirates. The game ends when Clifford realizes that it's getting close to the time when school lets out. He wants to go meet Emily Elizabeth. At the school, Ms. Carrington assigns the class a bit of a project. She wants them to come up with something that's special to them to bring to show-and-tell. Emily Elizabeth takes this seriously. She gets a metal detector and takes it to the beach, hoping to find a treasure. She gets excited when it starts beeping and has Clifford help her to dig. Buried under the sand, she finds an old anchor. She lifts it up high, thinking everyone in the class will love it. Clifford fantasizes (note: such fantasy seqeunces in this episode and future ones appear in a bone shaped thought bubble) about the class lifting Emily Elizabeth up and chanting "Emily! Emily!" Back in reality, Jetta shows up with her dog Mac. Emily Elizabeth shows her the anchor, thinking that she'll think it's very cool. But Jetta comments that it looks just look the one she brought to show-and-tell last year. She doesn't think the class will be too impressed with Emily Elizabeth's anchor after that. Emily Elizabeth decides that they probably won't and so she'll have to look for something else. Jetta calls for Mac to come, as she's leaving. At first, however, Mac won't come. Clifford asks why he's ignoring her and Mac tells Clifford to "watch and learn." After yelling at Mac for a bit longer, Jetta offers Mac a "tummy-yummy" to get him to come. That does the trick and they're out of there. Emily Elizabeth continues her hunt and finds an old bird nest. That would make a neat treasure, but one of the feathers in the nest tickles Clifford's nose. He sneezes, blowing the nest apart. Emily Elizabeth heads to her Mom and Dad's store, thinking maybe she can find something there. Clifford tries to help too and leaves to go hunt for something. Jetta shows up again and Clifford returns with a pile of bones. Jetta doesn't think anyone's going to be too impressed with a pile of bones. Emily Elizabeth eventually ends up leaving Clifford in his doghouse while she goes to search for something. But Clifford misses her and Emily Elizabeth starts missing him too. She calls for him and then realizes he's not there and also fantasizes that she sees him. She goes to talk to Charley, who tells her that he's bringing in the same drum he brought the year before for show-and-tell. It doesn't matter what you bring, just as long as it's special to you. So Emily Elizabeth gets an idea. For show-and-tell, she brings Clifford to school. Jetta comments that she "knew" that Emily Elizabeth was going to bring "that big, old dog." But everyone seems to have fun with Clifford, so it all works out well.
"Cleo's Fair Share"
T-Bone and Clifford are watching Cleo from outside a window. Cleo's at Mr. Kibble's having her least favorite thing done to her: having a bow put in her hair. Clifford tells T-Bone to come with him to the beach and that Cleo will catch up with them later. After they're gone, Mr. Kibble finally gets the bow in. Mrs. Diller rewards Cleo with a new pink, bone squeak-toy. Mrs. Diller comments that she bets Cleo can't wait to share it with her doggy friends. Cleo, however, isn't so sure about this. She imagines T-Bone slobbering all over it, or Clifford accidentally swallowing it. She sees to it that no one else is going to lay a paw on it and starts looking for a place to hide it. Clifford and T-Bone come and ask her if she wants to go to the beach. Cleo, who wasn't able to find a place to hide the squeak toy in time, is now sitting on it to hide it. She tells them that she doesn't want to come because she doesn't want to get dirty. Both Clifford and T-Bone find this odd, as she normally loves to get dirty, but they leave her anyway. That evening, Emily Elizabeth gives Clifford a new giant tire as a toy. She asks if he likes it and notes that everyone likes a new toy. The next day, Cleo is still trying to play with the bone squeak toy by herself. She tries to hide it, "forget where she hid it" and then sniff it out. But it's hard to make herself forget. So she tries a new tactic: she'll close her eyes, throw it and then sniff it out. But it ends up in a tree and T-Bone comes along to ask her if she wants to play again. Before Cleo can do anything, the toy falls out of the tree. To try and keep T-Bone from seeing it, Cleo tells him that there's a giant spider behind him. But he ends up seeing it. Cleo tells him to keep away from it. It's hers and she doesn't want anyone else to play with it. T-Bone's a bit confused, but he agrees. Cleo also says that she's not coming to the beach because she wants to stay and play with the toy and asks T-Bone not to tell Clifford about the toy. T-Bone agrees to this too. At the beach, T-Bone nearly lets it slip, but covers it up by saying that the reason Cleo didn't want to come is because she has a "new tooth." Clifford says that she's been avoiding them for three days now and tomorrow she's definitely going to play with them. The next day, Clifford and T-Bone come to Cleo's house, but she's not there. We see that she's at the beach, still trying to play with the squeak toy by herself. Clifford and T-Bone come and start playing with Clifford's tire. Cleo thinks it looks like fun and finally decides to join in. She says that the knows that Clifford wanted to share the tire with her. He's the best sharer of new toys that she knows... and she's the worst. She explains that she was avoiding him because of the squeak toy. But she realizes that it's no fun to play with a new toy by yourself and so she wants to share it now. So they all head back to Clifford's house to have fun with Cleo's toy.moreless
Cleo and T-Bone are staring at a giant sign on a new store on Birdwell Island. It features a huge dog and they wonder what dog other than Clifford could be that big. Then, a voice coming from a show says that it's him. It turns out that the "big" dog is actually a very small dog. The sign was just made to make him look big. Then, Clifford comes along, sees the sign and wonders where the really big dog is. Cleo has fun letting Clifford wonder for a bit and then introduces him to the new dog, whose name is Frankie. Frankie thinks that Clifford is very big, while Clifford thinks that Frankie is very small. They ask if he wants to play with him and he agrees. So they go to the forest to play hide-and-seek, although Frankie has a little trouble getting atop Clifford to ride him. At the forest, Cleo is "it." She quickly finds Clifford (who can never hide well due to his small size) and she finds T-Bone quickly as well. Frankie, however, is hiding up in a tree and so Cleo can't find him. Clifford can, however, since the tree is about right at his eye-level. Frankie says that Clifford is a great finder and he wishes he could be like him. They all go over to Clifford's, where they get a drink of a water from Clifford's huge dish. Clifford has no problem lapping out of it and Cleo and T-Bone are able to reach it too. But Frankie is so small that he just can't seem to get up to it to drink out of it. He ends up falling into it and starts swimming around it. Afterwards, everyone has to go home for dinner. The next day, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone return to the shoe store, hoping to play with Frankie. T-Bone and Cleo bark to get his attention, but it's not until Clifford barks that he finally hears them and comes out. He asks if he seems any taller and we see that he's wearing some makeshift stilts. He explains that he wants to be big like Clifford so he can run fast and be good at hide-and-seek and other things. The gang's not really sure why he needs to be like Clifford, but they think they know a way to make him bigger. Sheriff Lewis got T-Bone some new dog food which is supposed to make dogs big and strong. They'll have hi eat a whole bunch of that. They go over to Sheriff Lewis's, but since Sheriff Lewis isn't there, they have to try to squeeze in through a partially opened window. Clifford certainly can't do it and Cleo and T-Bone can't fit through either. It would seem that only Frankie can. He squeezes in and goes in and eats a whole bunch of the dog food. He eats so much that when it's time to exit again out the window, it's a tight squeeze. It would seem that the dog food did make him bigger- in the belly. They discuss the situation and tell Frankie that he doesn't need to be big like Clifford. He's good at a lot of things, like hide-and-seek and squeezing through small windows. He's just the right size for him.
"Getting to Know You"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing freeze-tag. Cleo is determined to win and eventually she does, but it takes her longer than usual. As they talk, Clifford and T-Bone remember a time when they had difficulty playing together. It was when Clifford first came to the island. They had made friends with each other, but they weren't sure how to play with each other. On the first day, when they went to play fetch, Clifford was so fast that T-Bone kept getting left behind. And when T-Bone tried to show Clifford a shortcut, Clifford couldn't fit through. They eventually made it, but their fetch game proved problematic. Clifford got a huge stick which there was no way T-Bone could fetch. Then, T-Bone asked him to throw it far and he threw it way farther than T-Bone could reasonably be expected to go. So T-Bone had a try at it, but his stick was really small and he couldn't even throw it the length of Clifford himself. Next, they tried to go to the beach. But they weren't able to really do anything because Clifford went way far out into the beach, whereas T-Bone couldn't go very far at all without the water being too deep for him. Then, Clifford had to leave to pick up Emily Elizabeth from school. They agreed to play with each other the next day. As T-Bone is walking along, he runs into Mac. Mac says that he's seen T-Bone playing with the new dog, Clifford. He doesn't understand how they can play together, with Clifford being so big. They're just so different from each other. In any case, he doesn't have time to worry about it, as he's going to a dog show. He's after the prize of "best tail in show." As Mac walks on, T-Bone thinks about what he said. He and Clifford are different and so maybe they should try different ways of playing. So, the next day, they play fetch again, only this time when Clifford throws the stick, T-Bone hops on his back and rides most of the way to it and then T-Bone goes after it. And they go to the beach, T-Bone rides on Clifford and pretends to be a ship captain. Back in the present, Cleo comments that their story would make a great book. Then, Sheriff Lewis comes out with a giant tire. He says he's sure they'll all come up with a good way to play with it together.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's class is doing dioramas. Charley's really into magic right now and particularly this one magician: Peter Poundstone, a fictional magician in some books he's reading. So he decides to do his diorama on this magician. He's working on his magic and meanwhile, the dogs are too, specifically T-Bone. T-Bone does "magic" by making a ball move back and forth. Actually, Clifford is making wind and then sucking the ball in to make it appear like it's moving forwards and backwards. Cleo is none the wiser to this and thinks that it's great magic. Elsewhere, Charley tries to perform some tricks for his friends. But they don't seem to work. Then, the ball that T-Bone was making move back and forth appears and then disappears. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta think that it's Charley's doing. Charley thinks that he's a great magician now. The day when the dioramas are suppposed to be turned in comes. So Emily Elizabeth and Jetta are surprised when Charley doesn't seem to have one. Ms. Carrington asks him where his is. Then, to the class's shock, he tries to use magic to make his "appear" out of nowhere. He's surprised when it doesn't work. Ms. Carrington tells him that Peter Poundstone isn't a real magician and that real people have to do their own work. Then, Emily Elizabeth and Charley see Clifford blowing the ball and sucking it back towards him outside and realize that Clifford is the source of Charley's "magic." Fortunately, Charley is given extra time to work on his diorama.
"Everyone Loves Clifford"
When Jetta scratches her dog Mac in his favorite spot, Emily Elizabeth is surprised at how excited Mac is. She's never seen Clifford get that excited when she scratches him. So Jetta helps Emily Elizabeth to search for Clifford's favorite spot to be scratched. They find it, an area on his gigantic tummy. So Emily Elizabeth scratches him and Clifford gets excited like Mac did. However, the scratching also causes him to thump is leg excitedly. This creates a giant shaking that disturbs everyone around him. They decide to take Clifford to the beach. Maybe the sand will cushion the thumping. So they try this and the sand does indeed cushion the thumping. However, it also creates a huge mound of sand, covering beach goers. Seems they'll have to try something else. So they go into the ocean to scratch Clifford. There's no thumping and no sand getting everyone. However, the thumping of the paw now causes a huge wave, which drenches an incoming ferry. Jetta's ready to give up. She thinks that maybe Clifford is just too big for this kind of scratching. But Emily Elizabeth has another idea. She takes Clifford home and gets him to lie on his back. This time, when she scratches him, he just thumps his leg in the air. There's a new problem with this though: it creates a mammoth wind. Fortunately, this is turned into an advantage, as there's a kite-flying competition coming up, but everyone was worried there wouldn't be enough wind to fly kites. So Clifford's able to get a good scratching and everyone else is able to fly their kites.moreless
Clifford's racing through town, obviously in a big hurry to get somewhere. His running causes a wind gust, transferring a group of hats on some pedestrians to other peoples' heads. They all laugh at this. Clifford reaches his destination, Emily Elizabeth's school, where we see why he was in such a big hurry - school is letting out... for the summer! It's summer vacation, and everybody is really excited. Emily Elizabeth is among the excited, she has all sorts of things that she wants to do, such as reading books to Clifford every night in his doghouse. However, things are moving very fast during summer vacation and Emily Elizabeth makes a bit of a mess of her room. Charley's Dad is taking everybody swimming and Emily Elizabeth is getting ready, but she can't find her bathing suit anywhere. She calls for Mom, but then eventually finds it on Clifford's nose. Mrs. Howard comments on what a mess Emily Elizabeth's room is and Emily Elizabeth says that she'll clean it later. While going swimming, Vaz takes some pictures of the gang. (As we learned in "When I Grow Up," Vaz wants to be a photographer someday.) Vaz gets the camera wet, which worries Emily Elizabeth, but Vaz isn't worried, it's a waterproof camera. Emily Elizabeth thinks that it's really neat and Vaz offers to let her borrow it for a few days, until the upcoming baseball game. Emily Elizabeth accepts the offer. Later in the week, Emily Elizabeth is searching through her room again. This time, she's lost Charley's softball. She doesn't find the softball, but she finds an old toy of Clifford's, a trash-can lid and takes it to the park for Clifford to play with. At the park, Charley and Vaz notice Clifford playing. Charley asks Emily Elizabeth if she found his softball and Emily Elizabeth is forced to admit that she didn't. Vaz also reminds her to bring back his camera the next day and Emily Elizabeth realizes that she's lost that too, although she doesn't say so. She asks them if they want to stay and play with Clifford, but what they really wanted to do was practice softball. They leave, Charley reminding Emily Elizabeth to bring the softball to the game tomorrow. Emily Elizabeth decides to head home. At home, she searches around for the softball and camera, but can't find them anywhere. In the meantime, Clifford is getting upset because Emily Elizabeth was supposed to come out and read to him. Emily Elizabeth makes a decision - she'll keep her promise to read to Clifford and then get up early in the morning to clean her room. The next morning, Clifford wakes up, wondering if Emily Elizabeth's cleaned her room. He peeks in her window. It's spotless and Emily Elizabeth's found the baseball and camera. Clifford takes her to the baseball practice. She's running a bit late, but Charley's happy to have his baseball and Vaz is happy to have his camera. He gets everybody together for the team photo and asks them to say "summer vacation." Emily Elizabeth, however, has a different idea and has them say "clean your room." They say "huh?" instead and Vaz snaps the picture, ending the episode.
Mac and T-Bone are playing soccer in Mac's backyard. The soccer ball careens when T-Bone hits it and knocks over a trash can. T-Bone wants to clean it up, but Mac doesn't think it's any big deal. He has T-Bone keep playing and all three trash cans end up getting knocked over. The soccer game ends when the soccer ball gets lost and T-Bone leaves. Mac, meanwhile, causes his own mess, knocking over a table in the front yard and mutilating one a rabbit-toy of Jettta's. Jetta comes out, sees the mess and gets upset with Mac. T-Bone overhears and thinks that Mac is getting in trouble for what he did. He heads back and starts apologizing, saying that he's going to clean up the garbage. Mac tries to explain that the garbage wasn't what Jetta was mad about, but T-Bone keeps interrupting and Mac gives up, saying that if it'll make T-Bone feel better to clean up the mess, go ahead. As T-Bone is cleaning, Cleo and Clifford are heading towards Mac's. They're playing "pirate Cleo" and Cleo notes that there are strange things going on at "pirate Mac's." They decide to "go ashore," where Cleo asks Mac why she isn't helping T-Bone clean. Mac explains about how T-Bone wanted to clean it himself. Cleo and Clifford decide to help T-Bone anyway and they soon have the entire yard cleaned. T-Bone heads off to go play with Cleo and Clifford, deciding to let Mac relax. As Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone head off, Jetta comes back outside. She's pleased that the yard is cleaned. Believing that Mac did it, she rewards him with a big bowl of tummy yummies. Then she looks for her soccer ball, but it's lost. She says that she'll give a big bowl of tummy yummies to the dog who can find it. Meanwhile, Cleo realizes that she lost her green-parrot toy at Mac's. T-Bone decides to head back and get it for her. That way, he can find out if Jetta has forgiven Mac yet. When T-Bone arrives, Mac hides his tummy yummies. Then he says that Jetta is still upset because they lost her soccer ball. He asks T-Bone if he could find it. T-Bone is more than happy to, while Mac sits back and secretly enjoys his Tummy Yummies. But then T-Bone falls into one of the trash cans while searching for the soccer ball and is nearly hurt. Mac finally admits that Jetta's not mad at him anymore. He explains that he tried to get T-Bone to stop, but T-Bone kept interrupting him. T-Bone notes that wasn't very nice. Mac apologizes to T-Bone, offering him the bowl of tummy yummies. T-Bone says that he should share them... with Clifford and Cleo since they helped clean. Mac says that he feels better, even if he's a little hungry and they both laugh about that.moreless
Mrs. Diller has out the photo album and is showing Cleo old pictures of her as a puppy. Then, she comes to one that isn't of Cleo. But who is this dog? She looks just like Cleo! It turns out that she's Cleo's grandmother, Queenie. She even wore a crown. Mrs. Diller looks around - it turns out she still has that crown and she lets Cleo wear it. Cleo goes off to tell Mac, T-Bone and Clifford all about her crown and her grandmother. T-Bone hears this and is quite impressed. He says that if Cleo's grandmother was a queen, then Cleo must be royalty, in fact, they are now all in the presence of Princess Cleo. Everybody thinks this is pretty neat, but Cleo starts letting it get to her head. Instead of scratching in the grass on her own, she asks Clifford to scratch for her. Then, when they're playing ball, Cleo doesn't take her turn and has T-Bone fetch the ball for her. Finally, when Mac finds a bone and Clifford breaks it into pieces to share, Cleo takes the biggest piece for herself, even though she didn't find it. The next morning, Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are all playing in leaves. "Princess" Cleo is annoyed, how dare they start playing without her? They explain to her- she wouldn't like playing in leaves, after all, it would get her dirty and tired, and a princess should never be dirty and tired. But Cleo likes playing in leaves. She admits that she was a jerk the day before, and decides to drop the whole princess thing. Mac puts on her crown- he thinks it makes a good fit. At Clifford's, Emily Elizabeth reads them all a story about a princess. Cleo says that she'd much rather listen to a story about a princess than be one.
Skyscraper Jackson, Mr. Howard's friend and world-renowned basketball player is back at Birdwell Island. He's going to be participating in a charity basketball game, helping the kids of the island compete against the adults. Charley is really excited about the game and the opportunity to play with Skyscraper Jackson. But then, he gets sick, and isn't able to come to the game. Emily Elizabeth, Vaz and Jetta promise to stop by the next morning and tell him all about the game. They keep their promise: the next day they come and they've all written a story about what happened at the game to read to Charley. Each of their stories is different, though they all agree on one thing- it was Vaz, with the help of Skyscraper Jackson and Clifford who scored the winning basket for the game. Charley thanks them for their stories and is happy to be able to read them whenever he wants. Skyscraper Jackson drops by too, with an autographed basketball and the promise to catch Charley for some one-on-one the next time he's in town.moreless
Cleo, Mac, T-Bone and Clifford are playing ball in the park. Cleo says that she's got the ball, but then it ends up landing on T-Bone's head. Cleo apologizes; she was looking at another dog. More specifically, she was looking at what it's wearing. It has some sort of weird contraption that it's wearing instead of a normal collar. Clifford identifies it as a "cone collar." He says that if a dog has an itch that it can't stop scratching, the veterinarian will put on a cone so that the spot can heal without the dog continually scratching at it. Mac thinks that it's hideous. He figures it's the dog's own fault. If she had just been able to control her scratching, she wouldn't have to wear the cone. Clifford doesn't figure it works that way. If you have an itch, you scratch. Cleo agrees with Mac though and says she's glad that she'll never have to wear something like that because she can control herself. But can she? Throughout their playing, Cleo keeps stopping to scratch herself. It ends up interrupting a game of hide-and-seek. T-Bone finds Cleo, but she doesn't even notice because she's so busy scratching. She stops herself, saying that she can control. The other dogs aren't so sure though. They part ways for the day. The next day, Clifford and T-Bone head for Cleo's. Mac says that he's ready for some "serious digging." When they get to Cleo's, she doesn't want to come out of her doghouse. She makes up all sorts of excuses, but Clifford finally figures out why she doesn't want to come out. She's wearing a cone. It turns out she couldn't stop scratching, so Mrs. Diller took her to Dr. Dihn. She's happy now, she doesn't itch anymore. But she doesn't know how she's going to play with the cone on her. Clifford and T-Bone help her, showing her how she can have fun playing in different ways. Mac shows up. He's ready to taunt her about wearing the cone, but Cleo tells him off, explaining that she just couldn't stop scratching and that if he has a problem with that, he can play with someone else. This silences Mac, and then Cleo notices that he's scratching too. She figures this isn't a problem though: "You'll look great in a cone!"
"A Job Well Read"
Jetta's Mom is working on a party, but Jetta's brother Cosmo keeps getting in the way. She figures that she'll have to call a babysitter, but Jetta says that she'll take care of Cosmo. Jetta's Mom isn't so sure about that; Cosmo is quite a handful. Jetta says that she can handle it, she loves playing with Cosmo. Cosmo, however, is quite active and quickly wears Jetta out. Charley and Emily Elizabeth come by and ask Jetta if she needs any help. Jetta refuses at first, but it's obvious Cosmo is wearing her out and so she finally accepts. Charley thinks it would be a good idea to read Cosmo a story to calm him down. Cosmo's too young to understand, but Emily Elizabeth doesn't think this is a problem. After all, Clifford likes it when she reads to him. She finds a story about a boy who came from a seashell. A fisherman caught him while fishing. He also caught a lot of other stuff including jewels, but he figures it's all useless, he only wants fish. He nearly tosses out the seashell boy, but his wife saves it from being tossed into the sea. They decide to name him "The Amazing Abalone Seashell Boy From The Lost Lagoon." They figure it's a name that will take him far. He first seeks out fortune at a shoestore, but the shopkeeper is a bit annoying, at first wanting to know if he's an elf and then asking if she can pay him in shoelaces. He decides to forget about this and makes his way to a castle. There, he finds a giant version of Mr. Bleakman. He's in a grumpy mood. The giant isn't normally grumpy, it's just that his mobile is broken and he can't sleep. The seashell boy tells him his name and just listening all of that makes him sleepy. Hearing it a few more times puts him to sleep and when he awakes, he awards the seashell boy with a goose that lays golden eggs. It was indeed a name that took him far. Jetta's Mom thanks Jetta for looking after Cosmo, but Jetta gives the credit to Emily Elizabeth and Charley. She asks if they can keep Cosmo a little longer. Everybody likes listening to the stories. She tries to read Cosmo something else, but Cosmo wants to hear about the seashell boy again. Maybe keeping him wasn't such a good idea after all...moreless
Emily Elizabeth is sledding with her friend Charley. Charley has these new round sleds, but Emily Elizabeth's not really sure she wants to try it. She's never done it before and could end up looking silly. But with Charley's encouragement, she tries it and has a great time. Meanwhile, the dogs are down by a frozen pond. They're having fun "skating" on the ice. Mac shows everyone his "hop, hop and slide" trick and Clifford tries it too. Cleo doesn't seem to want to try it, but her friends all want her to. So, she tries it, but just ends up hitting the ice. Worried, the other dogs ask her if she's hurt. This gives her an idea. She says that she is, she hurt her paw. Looks like she won't be doing anything on the ice for a while. The dogs get a little suspicious when Cleo starts favoring one paw instead of the other. Wasn't it the other one that she hurt? Cleo says that it must be "spreading." Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford and he has to go home. He gives Cleo a ride. Back at home, Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford about how she was afraid to go on Charley's sled at first. Clifford connects that maybe Cleo is saying that she hurt her paw because she's afraid to go out on the ice. The next day, Cleo is having a grand old time playig at her house, when the other dogs arrive. She puts on her act about her paw being hurt, but this time it seems to have "spread" to her back paw as well. At the frozen pond, Cleo watches as her friends do neat tricks and says that she thinks she might like to try them. Clifford gently encourages that maybe her paw is feeling better. So Cleo gets out on the ice. She doesn't succeed at first, but with Clifford's help, she's soon doing as well as everyone else. She admits to everyone that she was just afraid she'd look silly and she didn't really hurt her paw.
"A Friend In Need"
Miss Carrington is asking for volunteers for Keep Birdwell Beautiful Day. She says someone is needed to help clean up the area around the bandstand and decorate it. Jetta volunteers. Miss Carrington asks who wants to help her, but Jetta says that she wants to do it all herself. Miss Carrington tells her it's a big job, but Jetta goes around with it anyway. So Emily Elizabeth decide to get the area down by the pier ready. It doesn't take them that long to this job, with Clifford helping out. They tell Clifford to see if there's anyone else around town that needs help. So Clifford finds Jetta. Jetta's having a terrible time with things. There's a whole bunch of leaves that need to be raked and she's nowhere near getting done. Plus, she still has to set up decorations. Clifford tries to help her with a large banner, but it's just not working. Emily Elizabeth and Charley show up. They ask her if she's okay. She says that she's not okay, as it's going to take forever to get her job done. They ask if they can help her, but she tells them she can do it herself. She goes home, as she needs a bath. Emily Elizabeth and Charley look around. Emily Elizabeth decides that despite what Jetta says, she really does need help. Charley's reluctant at first, but Emily Elizabeth convinces him and with Clifford's help, they get area ready. They'll be like "secret elves." They hide, Clifford too, and wait for Jetta to arrive. When Jetta arrives, she's amazed to see everything ready. She spies Clifford (who can never hide very well) and thanks him for helping out. Then, she overhears Emily Elizabeth and Charley talking. They come out and Jetta thanks them too. She knows she told them not to help her, but she's glad they didn't listen.moreless
This special packaged eight stories from Dragon Tales and Clifford. The stories had a theme of new beginnings / new friendships and in order shown were:
Clifford - "Clifford Grow's Up"
Clifford - "Welcome To the Doghouse
Dragon Tales - "One Big Wish"
Dragon Tales - "A New Friend"
Clifford - "New Dog in Town"
Clifford - "Cleo Comes to Town"
Dragon Tales - "To Fly With a New Friend Pts. 1 and 2"moreless
Cleo and T-Bone are at the beach. T-Bone digs a hole, as he wants them to keep cool until Clifford gets there with some tires for them to float on in the water. Cleo joins T-Bone in the hole. Then, she thinks that he's pinching her. But it turns out that a crab has clamped onto her. She chases it off and then it goes after T-Bone. At Clifford's house, Cliford is trying to figure out which tires to bring. Then, Emily Elizabeth calls him and says that she's going to the park and she wants him to come along. All the kids are going to be there. Clifford looks sad about having to forget about the tires and the beach, but he joins Emily Elizabeth. At the beach, Cleo and T-Bone begin to wonder where Clifford is. They wait for him and think that he's coming, but it turns out it's just a garbage truck coming by. Cleo begins to think that he forgot them. She decides to go see what's going on and go find him. T-Bone says that he's sure he wouldn't just forget them. It must have been something important. Cleo says that good friends don't just forget their friends. They find Clifford at the park. Cleo doesn't think what Clifford's doing is important at all. T-Bone says that he probably just forgot about them. Everybody can forget something. But Cleo doesn't seem to agree with this at all. The next day, Clifford comes with the tires. T-Bone's happy to see him and Clifford apologizes for not coming the previous day. Cleo pretends like she can't hear him. In fact, as far as she's concerned, he's not even there. The next day, Cleo is still giving Clifford the silent treatment. The dogs try to play ball, but Cleo will only pass the ball to T-Bone. Clifford tells Cleo he's sorry, but he still won't listen. So T-Bone confronts Cleo and says that she should forgive Clifford. After all, he apologized. Cleo repeats her line that good friends don't forget their friends. T-Bone retorts that good friends do forgive their friends. Cleo finally decides to forgive Clifford and she also apologizes for being so stubborn. Clifford accepts this and they all play ball.
"Mimi's Back In Town"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing a game of hide and seek. Cleo and T-Bone have a toy and they're trying to hide it from Clifford. They come up with the perfect idea: they'll hide it right out in the open, by sitting on it! This is a great idea, but then they overhear a conversation between Victor and Pedro. They mention that the photographer girl that was on the island a couple months ago is coming back. T-Bone's excited to hear this because it means that she's probably also bringing her dog Mimi. He blows the cover on the toy to head for the ferry. Clifford finds it and wants to continue the game. Cleo tells him that Mimi is coming and so the game's over. She notes that T-Bone will probably want to spend the whole time with Mimi. They can't stay to wait for her though, as they have to get home. So T-Bone is left to meet her there, alone. He doesn't see her at first, but they finally meet. T-Bone asks her to meet him in front of the library tomorrow. Mimi arrives at the library the next day and sees Cleo and Clifford. But she doesn't see T-Bone. Then, T-Bone comes up behind her and surprises her. The dogs are all play a game of chase. But T-Bone's upset when Cleo sings an embarrassing song about him and Mimi. The teasing continues the next day, when he and Mimi try to share a tummy-yummy. Cleo sings the song again. T-Bone and Mimi head home, leaving the tummy-yummy. Cleo tries to take the tummy-yummy for herself, but Clifford stops her. He thinks they should go talk to T-Bone and find out what's wrong. When they get to T-Bone's, T-Bone says that Cleo's comments are embarrassing. Cleo says that it's a good thing that he likes Mimi. She doesn't understand why he's embarrassed. Clifford, however, thinks he knows. He was embarrassed when he was growing and everyone said he was "as big as a house." Cleo apologizes and then they all head back to the park to find Mimi and apologizes. With that out of the way, T-Bone offers to let them play with his new ball. But first, there's something to take care of. Cleo gives them the tummy-yummy, so they can share it like they should have been able to before.moreless
Emily Elizabth's class is having a spelling bee. It's down to just two students left- Emily Elizabeth and Jetta. Ms. Carrington asks Emily Elizabeth to spell the word "monkey." Emily Elizabeth incorrectly spells it with an extra 'e' instead of a 'y.' So the word is giving to Jetta, who gives the correct spelling and wins. For her performance, she's given a bright, shiny medal. That afternoon, on the playground, Emily Elizabeth congratulates Jetta on winning the medal. Jetta really likes the medal and doesn't want to lose it. So when she goes to play soccer, she asks Emily Elizabeth to set her coat, with the medal, on a bench. Emily Elizabeth does so. As Jetta is off playing soccer, a seagull catches sight of the bright gleam from the medal. He flies down, grabs the medal and flies off with it. When Jetta returns, she doesn't notice at first that her medal is gone. But later, as she's walking home, she reaches for it and realizes that it's gone. She doesn't know where it is, but she thinks she knows who probably took it - Emily Elizabeth! She heads to Emily Elizabeth's house to demand that she give it back. She gets there and heads to knock on the door. Meanwhile, Mac goes to see Clifford and T-Bone and tells them that Emily Elizabeth stole Jetta's medal. Clifford doesn't believe it, saying that Emily Elizabeth would never steal anything. That's exactly what Emily Elizabeth says when Jetta accuses her of taking the medal. But Jetta doesn't believe her. She thinks that Emily Elizabeth was jealous of her winning, so she stole it. Emily Elizabeth insists that she didn't take it and offers to help her find it. After all, maybe it just fell out of the coat or something. Clifford comes to the same conclusion. So he enlists Cleo and T-Bone's help to go search for it. They find a feather and follow the smell of it. Eventually, they wind up at the docks, where T-Bone thinks he's found something, but it's just Jetta. Clifford says that someone's taking things that don't belong to them and he's going to find out who it is. Jetta takes a mirror out of her purse to examine her neck. She thinks it looks bare without the medal. She turns around to talk to Emily Elizabeth and as she does, the seagull notices the shiny mirror. He swoops down, grabs it and flies off unnoticed. When Jetta turns back around again, she sees that the mirror is gone. Once again, she accuses Emily Elizabeth of taking it. Emily Elizabeth says that she didn't and she can't believe Jetta keeps accusing her. She's had enough and is going home. Meanwhile, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are baffled. Clifford still can't believe that Emily Elizabeth would take anything, but who is it that's taking stuff? They decide to set up a trap, using a shiny new hair ribbon that Cleo has. They'll set it out and wait for somebody to take it. As Emily Elizabeth comes by, they get suspicious as she picks it up. But to their relief, she heads straight over to Cleo and pins it on her head. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone continue their stakeout, while Jetta comes to pester Emily Elizabeth again. She's going to give her "one last chance" to come clean. Not surprisingly, the seagull comes, but this time, he's caught in the act. Clifford barks for Emily Elizabeth and shows her the seagull's nest, which contains all of the stolen treasures. Emily Elizabeth shows it to Jetta, who apologizes for blaming Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth says that she had one friend who always stuck by her - Clifford.
"The Best Party Ever"
Emily Elizabeth's birthday is coming and she and Charley are making the preparations for her party. Mr. Howard is impressed at how well they're doing, making everything by themselves. He says that he's going to rake the leaves, but Emily Elizabeth tells him that he doesn't have to. Clifford will take care of it. We see Clifford, who blows all of the leaves into one giant pile. What a helpful dog! Then, Jetta comes. She sees Emily Elizabeth and Charleys' homemade preparations and isn't at all impressed. She says that for a party to be exciting, it needs "pizazz." She leaves shortly afterward. Charley tells Emily Elizabeth not to worry about it, but Emily Elizabeth can't help but worry that maybe her party isn't going to have "pizazz." But she finally agrees with Charley that it's still going to be a good party. Later, Charley and Emily Elizabeth hitch a ride with Clifford. We see them handing out invitations to a number of unnamed extras. Then they come to Jetta. Jetta sees them coming and comments that she guesses she'll come to the party, since she doesn't have anything better to do that day. So she's surprised when Emily Elizabeth and Charley pass right by her house. She runs out after them, but not to ask Emily Elizabeth to invite her to the party. Instead, she tells her that she has an even better party to go to in the city, one that has "pizazz." The time comes for the party. Everyone's having a good time, but Jetta's not there. Clifford asks Mac if Jetta is enjoying her party in the city. Mac informs him that Jetta isn't going to any party. She's staying inside and moping. So Clifford attracts Emily Elizabeth's attention to Jetta. Seeing that Jetta's bored, she invites her to the party. She even tells her that she thought about her suggestion and decided to add some "pizazz" to the party - a waterslide! We see that Clifford has been set up as the slide, which the guests slide down into a pool of water. Everyone has a great time with it. Emily Elizabeth blows out the candles on her cake, although Clifford has to help with one. Clifford also creates fun by blowing around some of the remaining leaves. Emily Elizabeth thanks Clifford, saying that it's her best party ever.moreless
Sheriff Lewis has received a couple of purple sweaters from his aunt. He puts one on and then puts a matching one on T-Bone. Looking at it, he comments that it looks as good on T-Bone as it does on him. As they head out, Jetta sees them. She certainly thinks that T-Bone looks good. Mac, however, thinks he looks ridiculous. Jetta gives T-Bone a tummy-yummy for being so "adorable." Later on, T-Bone talks with Mac. He was supposed to meet Clifford at the beach, but he can't find him anywhere and wants to know if Mac knows where he is. Mac snits that Clifford is pretty hard to miss. Meanwhile, people are once again noticing T-Bone's sweater. Mac tries to get them to give him treats, but to his surprise, they give him to T-Bone, calling him "adorable." Mac tells T-Bone that when humans call a dog "adorable," what they actually mean is that the dog looks "silly." He says that if T-Bone shows himself in front of Cleo and Clifford wearing that sweater, they're going to laugh at him. T-Bone doesn't believe him at first, but Mac manages to convince T-Bone that he should give the sweater to him to "hold on to." It ends up on Mac and T-Bone says that Mac looks good in it. But Mac says that it doesn't look good on anyone. T-Bone finds Clifford and Cleo and they play volleyball. Clifford sends the ball way up into the air. Cleo tries to catch it, but she misses and the ball literally burns a hole in the ground. With the volleyball game at an end, Clifford asks T-Bone what he wants to do. T-Bone sees Sheriff Lewis coming and quickly says that he wants to play "hide-and-go seek." Clifford argues that there's nowhere to hide on the beach, but T-Bone says he'll show him a good hiding spot. He hides under Clifford's ear to avoid being spotted by Sheriff Lewis because he's afraid that Sheriff Lewis will see that he's not wearing the sweater. (He even says as much out loud, but Clifford and Cleo don't seem to hear, suggesting that he never actually said it out loud, but actually in his mind.) Having shown Clifford and Cleo "a good place to hide on the beach," T-Bone now suggests that they go over to Cleo's yard to bury stuff. At Cleo's, Clifford amuses them with funny faces. T-Bone tries one too, an imitation of a dead dog, but neither Clifford nor Cleo are impressed. As Cleo says that she's going to do a scary face, Sheriff Lewis walks by again, whistling. Cleo turns around with her scary face and T-Bone runs and hides again. Cleo's pleased, she didn't know her face was that scary. Clifford and Cleo quickly figure out what's going on and confront T-Bone on the fact that he's hiding from Sheriff Lewis. T-Bone admits that he is and explains that he took off the sweater because Mac said that they would think it was silly. Clifford and Cleo can't believe that T-Bone believed this. They would never laugh at him. They don't care what he wears, they just like him. They go to get the sweater, but just then, Mac comes anyway. He's wearing the sweater, or, at least, they think he is. It actually turned out that Jetta liked the sweater so much on T-Bone, that she bought one for him. He gives T-Bone back his sweat er. Then, Clifford and Cleo asks if he wants to go play with them at the library. Mac's surprised that Clifford and Cleo would want to play with him while he's in the ugly sweater. But, as Cleo explains, they don't care about the sweater, they care about the dog inside. So they head for the library, Mac asking T-Bone to lead the way.
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are brushing Clifford, using brooms. However, there's a spot they just can't reach. From behind them, a voice says that maybe he can help. They look behind him and see a very tall man: Skyscraper Jackson. They're amazed, Skyscraper Jackson is the best basketball player in the world. He takes one of the brooms and brushes Clifford in just the right spot. Mr. Howard explains that he knows Skyscraper and he's going to be their guest for the weekend. Just then, Mr. Bleakman notices Clifford's hair which has gotten all over his yard. He complains to Emily Elizabeth about it. Skyscraper Jackson apologizes, since it was his fault. Mr. Bleakman sees Skyscraper and suddenly doesn't mind the hair anymore. In fact, he values it as a treasure because he loves Skyscraper Jackson and this is dog hair that was brushed by Skyscraper Jackson. Jetta comes and comments that it's nice for Clifford to be around someone who's his size. Later that day, Emily Elizabeth, Charley and Jetta are hanging out. Emily Elizabeth says that she wonders how basketball players get so tall. Charley says that they're born that way, but Jetta says that she knows of other ways. In fact, she knows just what to do to make Emily Elizabeth taller. She presents Emily Elizabeth with her first idea: stilts. Emily Elizabeth tries it and likes it. She goes to show Clifford, who's playing basketball with Skyscraper Jackson. Clifford jumps wildly when he sees Emily Elizabeth, causing her to nearly fall off the stilts. She manages to remain stable, but then Clifford barks, causing her to fall. Clifford saves her before she can hit the ground, but in the process, Skyscraper Jackson ends up crushing some of Mr. Bleakman's flowers. Mr. Bleakman gets mad again, but then goes wild when Skyscraper apologizes for crushing them. Flowers that were crushed by Skyscraper? They're now a treasure to Mr. Bleakman. Emily Elizabeth comments that Mr. Bleakman must really like Skyscraper, since normally he doesn't let anyone touch his flowers. In any case, so much for the stilts idea. Jetta comes up with another idea. She hooks Emily Elizabeth up to balloons. This is fun at first, but then the wind blows Emily Elizabeth away from Clifford. She unhooks some of the balloons and makes a safe landing. On the ground, Skyscraper Jackson comments that he wishes he could have a dog like Clifford. Emily Elizabeth says that Skyscraper should take him then. After all, Clifford should be with someone his size. Skyscraper's confused. He didn't want to take Clifford. This is interrupted when Mr. Howard tells Sksycraper that he just got a package from Mr. Kibble. Skyscraper opens it. It's his new dog, Rufus, some sort of miniature toy breed. Skyscraper says that he and Rufus were made for each other, just like Emily Elizabeth and Clifford were made for each other. Jetta and Charley come. Skyscraper asks them if they want to see his new dog. Jetta starts talking about how brave Emily Elizabeth is. She thinks Emily Elizabeth gave Clifford to Skyscraper. Then, Skyscraper shows Rufus to Jetta. Jetta's surprised, what would Skyscraper want with a dog that's so small? But as Skyscraper explains, size has nothing to do with love.moreless
T-Bone is watching TV with Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis is about to switch it off to read T-Bone a book, but he sees that T-Bone is enthralled by the music playing on the music station that he has on. T-Bone gets up and dances. He fantasizes about being part of his own band. The next day, T-Bone is over with Clifford's. He tells Clifford about how great the music is and how he wants to form his own band. He's even started writing a song. Clifford says that sometimes Emily Elizabeth has that music channel on also and he likes the music as well. Cleo comes also and they all start working on the band. Clifford wants to play drums and Cleo is dancing. Then, Mac comes along. He wants to join in too and T-Bone, Clifford and Cleo are more than happy to let him in. He even comes up with a name for the band: the "Pack Street Dogs." (A parody on the name of the Backstreet Boys.) At first, Mac tries to join in as a singer. But he's bad at singing, really bad. He claims he's just not suited to sing the type of song they're singing. So they try moving him over to the drums with Clifford. But he beats the drums completely out of tune and that doesn't work out. Then, everyone has to go home for dinner. The next day, they start work on the band again. This time, Mac tries to join Cleo in dancing. But he's not matching Cleo's moves and his trying to do his own dance and it's just not working. He's beginning to think he doesn't fit into the band and suggests maybe he shouldn't be a member, but Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone aren't about to let him out that easily. If he wants to fit into the band, they'll find a place for him. As it turns out, T-Bone's been having trouble writing more lyrics for their song. But it turns out that Mac is great at lyrics and so he becomes their songwriter. They practice hard and then give a concert for all the dogs on the island. All sorts of dogs have turned out, including K.C., Rexington and Artie. Even kittens Billy and Betty are there. They sing a rather long song about caring about your friends and everyone loves it.
"Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell"
T-Bone is at the beach, working on a sand castle. Clifford and Cleo are there too and in Clifford's enthusiasm to fetch something, he accidentally buries T-Bone's sand castle. Fortunately, Clifford is able to blow away the excess sand, saving T-Bone's castle. But then, Mac comes bounding up and nearly ruins it again. He's holding a poster in his mouth. He exlains that world-renowned dog champion Oscar Owens "Bright Like the Sun" is coming to Birdwell Island. When nobody even knows who he's talking about at first, Mac elaborates. Oscar Owen is a big-time show dog who's won all sorts of awards, including best-in-show five years in a row. Now everyone realizes who he is, or at least seems to. They'd all like to meet him, but Mac saws that Oscar isn't any ordinary dog. If they want to meet him, they have to be special. Everyone goes along, except T-Bone, who doesn't understand why they aren't special just the way they are. So everyone except T-Bone starts doing different things to try and make themselves special. Cleo thinks that her fluff is special and so she works at making herself especially fluffy. Mac thinks his best attribute is his award-winning smile, so he works on an over-exaggerated grin to show to Oscar. Clifford's not sure what's special about him. Cleo says that she doesn't know any other dog who's close to two-stories tall. So Clifford decides to work on accentuating his tallness. The ferry comes with Oscar aboard it and Cleo, Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are at the docks waiting for him. They all try to get his attention, but only T-Bone seems to be able to do it, just with some friendly barking. Mac says that he heard Oscar would be staying at Dr. Dihn's, so they all head there, hoping to meet him. When they get there, they all try impress him, all except T-Bone. Cleo asks if he wants to meet her groomer, Mr. Kibble and maybe get a free bath. But Oscar doesn't want to, he doesn't need a bath. Mac wants to invite him to see all of his trophies and medals, but that doesn't interest Oscar either. Clifford, trying to make his voice sound really deep, says that he'll show him all the tall places around the island. But Oscar doesn't want to. Then, to Clifford, Cleo and Mac's shock, T-Bone comments on the ball that Oscar has and asks him if he wants to go to the beach to play with it. Oscar says that he'd like that, but he wonders if T-Bone's friends would be interested in that. T-Bone explains that they were just trying to impress him. So they all go to the beach and play ball. Cleo, Clifford and Mac admit that they were just trying to impress him and Oscar says that they did impress him, once they started being themselves.moreless
T-Bone, Mac and Cleo are just arriving at Clifford's place. The day's just starting and they're really hoping that Clifford can play. However, as they head towards Clifford's doghouse, something comes flying up. They come up to investigate and learn that Clifford is cleaning is doghouse. He has a whole bunch of stuff that's been gathering up and he needs to clear it out. Mac says that he cleans his own doghouse all the time. He just throws out all of his old boring junk, which is nice because then Jetta buys him a whole bunch more new... junk. As Clifford continues cleaning, something comes out that Mac thinks is definitely junk. It's a pair of green, dirty, smelly old boots. Clifford looks at them and says that he remembers the boots. In a flashback sequence, we see that it's a rainy day. Mr. Bleakman is just coming out to get the paper. He's very annoyed with the paperboy, who always seems to just sort of throw the paper so it lands on the ground and gets wet. Clifford decides to come over and see what Mr. Bleakman is complaining about. He starts licking all over Mr. Bleakman, which gets him even more upset. He tries to leave, but finds that he's become stuck in a mud puddle. He can't move at all. Clifford, realizing that he can help, lifts him up and places him away from trouble on the sidewalk. Mr. Bleakman, however, notes that there's something missing - his boots! Clifford lifted him straight out of his boots. Clifford goes over and gets the boots out of the mud. He also slobbers all over them. He tries to give them back to Mr. Bleakman, but Mr. Bleakman says that Clifford can keep them. So, he does. He also licks Mr. Bleakman again. Back in the present, Clifford states that the boots are special and he just has to keep them. Mac insists that the boots aren't special, but Clifford won't hear of it. Cleo heads over to Clifford's junk pile and pulls out an old mop head. Clifford definitely remembers that. He got that when he just a puppy. Emily Elizabeth's Mom was mopping and Clifford was having fun playing with the mop. Emily Elizabeth's Mom left to go get the rinse bucket and by the time she returned, puppy Clifford had torn off the mop head. So she just gave it to him. Cleo agrees that Clifford definitely can't throw that out; it has puppy memories all over it. Mac, however, can't believe how sentimental they're getting. Then, T-Bone finds this old beach towel. The entire gang remembers that. It came from a time when they were all out on the beach. T-Bone was digging, when he found the towel. They all had a great time with it. Clifford grabbed onto one end with his teeth and T-Bone and Cleo grabbed on to the other. Then, Clifford started spinning them around and they all got really dizzy. While they were doing this, Mac showed up. They encouraged him to join in the fun, but he wasn't interested at first. They finally convinced him and he had a good time too. Still, Mac thinks the towel is junk. It smells like awful fish. He convinces Clifford to throw it in the garbage pile, but then asks if Clifford is going to junk it anyway, if maybe he could give it to him instead. So Clifford does. Clifford thinks that all of his stuff his treasure. He doesn't know what he's going to do, as he doesn't want to throw it out. Then, he decides that if it's treasure, it has to be buried. So, he and his friends dig a large hole next to his doghouse and dump it all in. Clifford's friends head on their way, Mac thanking Clifford for the beach towel. Emily Elizabeth comes out and is glad Clifford cleaned his doghouse. She wonders though what he did with all his stuff, since there isn't any junk pile. Clifford whimpers a little and Emily Elizabeth notices where he dug. Emily Elizabeth understands completely. She does, however, notice an old fetch stick that they played with recently and goes and throws it in the trash. She heads back inside, saying that she needs to clean her own room, as her Mom is complaining that it's been a long time since she's seen her bedroom floor. Once Emily Elizabeth heads inside, Clifford heads over to the garbage can. He takes the stick and heads over and buries it with the rest of his treasure. Then, he curls up on top of it all and goes to sleep.
"Baby Makes Four"
Vaz has a new camera and is excitedly taking a lot of pictures with it. As he's walking with Charley and Emily Elizabeth, they come to Jetta's house. He shows her his camera and Jetta informs him that he's not the only one who has something new. She has something new too - a new baby brother! His name is Cosmo and Jetta says that he looks just like she did when she was a baby. Jetta's Mom explains that when Cosmo is a little older, they're going to have a party to celebrate his arrival. Vaz tries to shoot a picture of Cosmo, but Jetta gets in the way and all he gets his a picture of Jetta's face blocking Cosmo. The day of the big party finally comes and Jetta is in her house greeting the guests. She wants to perform magic for them, but nobody seems to be interested. They're bringing presents and Jetta wonders if any of them are for her, but as she reads the tags, she sees that they're just for Cosmo. As more guests arrives, they keep giving her presents to hold. Jetta ends up holding a large stack of presents and asks again if anyone wants to see a magic trick. Everyone is too busy looking at Cosmo though to care about Jetta's magic trick. Outside, Clifford is asking Mac what it's like to have a new baby in the house. Mac tells him that it's great. The best thing about it is the free food. Everyone is so busy paying attention to the baby that they lose their appetite. Mac demonstrates. Jetta has been passing out burgers to the guests and also trying to get their attention with her dance moves. As one of the guests sets down a partially eaten burger to pay attention to Cosmo, Mac slinks over and grabs it. Jetta manages to get Mr. Bleakman interested in a burger, but then he too puts it down to see Cosmo. Mrs. Handover thinks that Cosmo likes Mr. Bleakman. Mac sneaks over again and grabs the hamburger. Mr. Bleakman, finally finishing up with Cosmo, says that he's hungry and wants to go back to eating his burger. He finds that it's gone, but Jetta's more than willing to give him another one. He thinks that it's really great and Jetta, upset that she didn't notice her dance moves says that she'll show him something that's really great. She heads into her house. Outside, Cosmo is finally settling down to sleep. Jetta's Mom is glad he's finally going to sleep and everyone gathers around to watch him. Then, Jetta comes out, having rigged up some sort of awful drum contraption that looks an awful lot like the one on the cover of this book here. She bangs on it like crazy. Everyone wonders what the awful noise is and she manages to wake Cosmo. Her Mom admonishes her for what she's done and Jetta heads unhappily back inside her house. Emily Elizabeth follows after her, saying to Charley and Vaz that she's going to help her. Inside, Emily Elizabeth talks with Jetta. Jetta grumbles on about how she just doesn't understand why Cosmo is getting all the attention. Cosmo doesn't do anything but lie around, while she's so interesting. Emily Elizabeth tells her that maybe it was just Cosmo's turn to get attention. After all, he's brand new and he is pretty cute. Jetta says that of course he is, he's her brother. Outside, Cosmo is still crying. Nobody can do anything to comfort him. Jetta comes out and takes hold of him. In her presence, he immediately calms down. Everyone thinks that Cosmo is pretty lucky to have Jetta. Jetta agrees, she's pretty lucky to have Cosmo too. Vaz flashes a picture of Jetta holding Cosmo, which becomes the closing storybook picture for the episode.moreless
Cleo's playing with Mrs. Diller when she hears Mrs. Diller say "what a sweet little puppy you are." She's confused at first, but then she sees that Mrs. Diller is talking about an actual puppy. It's her sister's new puppy and she's babysitting it. Mrs. Diller asks Cleo to play with Susie, but Susie gets scared when Cleo barks at her. Mrs. Diller at first takes her away, but then tries again. This time, they race all through the house, creating a mess. Mrs. Diller puts Cleo outside so that Susie can calm down. Cleo wonders why she's the one that was put outside. Clifford and T-Bone come. Cleo tells them about Susie. She feels that Mrs. Diller likes Susie more than her because Susie's cuter than her. Clifford and Cleo try to tell her otherwise, but Cleo thinks differently when Mrs. Diller says of Susie that she's "the cutest puppy she's ever seen." She plays tug-of-war with Susie, but Mrs. Diller gets upset when Cleo pulls away the rope from Susie a bit too hard. They go to the park. There, everybody thinks Susie is cute when she plays in the water. Cleo wants to try it too. Clifford says that she probably shouldn't, as humans don't like the smell of wet dog. (Although he doesn't understand why, as he thinks they smell great when they're wet.) Cleo has Clifford help her to get wet. Then, she shakes herself off all over Mrs. Diller and Susie. This only serves to get Mrs. Diller upset, as Cleo should know that Mrs. Diller doesn't like it when she gets wet. They head home, Mrs. Diller saying that she needs to get Susie and Cleo dry. Outside of Mrs. Diller's house, Cleo tells Clifford and T-Bone that she's finally figured out why Mrs. Diller likes Susie better than her. It's because Susie's a puppy. So Cleo says that she's going to act just like she was when she was a puppy, doing things such as making a mess at dinner and chewing shoes. The idea of chewing shoes shocks T-Bone and Clifford. Knowing that this is a bad idea, they try to talk Cleo out of her plan. Just then, Mrs. Diller's sister comes to pick Susie up. Mrs. Diller comments that Cleo is her "big girl." She enjoyed babysitting Susie, but Susie is a real handful and she hopes that Susie could learn something from Cleo. She would like it if Susie could grow up to be like Cleo.
"A Bunny in a Haystack"
Emily Elizabeth introduces Clifford to Wally. Wally is her class's bunny and she's been asked to look after him. She asks Clifford to watch him, as she needs to help her parents at the store for a few hours. She talks about how sometimes in school they let him out of his cage and he bounces all over the place. Clifford fantasizes about this. She leaves Clifford, reminding him that looking after Wally is a lot of work. Clifford looks in Wally's cage and sees that Wally's just sleeping. He doesn't think looking after Wally is going to be much work at all. Cleo and T-Bone come and ask Clifford to go down to the beach with them. Clifford agrees at first and even begins to leave, but then he remembers Wally. He says he can't go and shows them Wally. Cleo and T-Bone wonder what kind of dog he is and Clifford has to tell them that Wally is a rabbit. Clifford figures he'd be lots of fun to play with, since he likes to hop so much. T-Bone doesn't think that's such a good idea, as he could hop away. Clifford, however, figures that they'll just hop after him. They open the cage and at first Wally just sits there, but then he hops out and before the dogs know it, he's away. They chase him into the park. They corner him in a log, but T-Bone gets stuck in the log. This gives Wally time to hop away. Cleo and Clifford bound after him, but not before getting T-Bone out of the log. They race up a steep hill, tiring them out. They hope to spot him from way up high. Clifford doesn't see him, so T-Bone and Cleo climb atop Clifford in order to look further. Then, Clifford sees Wally right under his nose. Once again, Wally hops away before they can catch him. Cleo corners him and then T-Bone. T-Bone chases him around and around, but only succeeds in making himself dizzy as Wally hops out of his grasp. Cleo decides that they need to think like rabbits. After thinking like a rabbit, Clifford realizes that Wally would probably be found in a carrot patch. Indeed, Wally has gone to a carrot patch. Now that he's there, though, he doesn't want to leave. They'll never catch him as long as he's there, but maybe they can bait him out. Clifford ties a carrot to his tail. With this, Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo lead Wally home and return him to his cage, then give him the carrot. Emily Elizabeth returns. She thanks Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone for watching Wally, oblivious to what transpired. She notes that Wally's probably getting bored being cooped up in his cage and that maybe she should take him out to play. After all, how much trouble could a cute, little bunny be?moreless
Clifford and T-Bone are at the docks. They're eagerly awaiting the ferry bringing Cleo back to the island, as she's been on vacation for the past week. T-Bone's friend Manny notices their excitement, but says that he remembers a time when T-Bone wasn't so excited to see Cleo. Clifford remembers that too. He goes into a flashback sequence to the time when he and T-Bone first met Cleo. It starts out with the two of them playing tag. They like playing, but it's starting to get a bit boring, with just the two of them playing. They just keep tagging each other, back and forth. As they're walking along, they notice a dog they've never seen before in Mr. Kibble's shop. Clifford thinks that maybe she'd like to play with them. T-Bone, however, just wants to move on. So they go to the library, where they play hide-and-seek. T-Bone hides under Dr. Dihn's hat, but she ends up picking it up and leaving, blowing T-Bone's cover. Cleo comes as Clifford is looking for T-Bone. Not realizing that they're playing a game, Cleo points out where T-Bone is. T-Bone says that it's no fair and Cleo explains that she didn't know they were just playing a game. She wants to join them and suggests going to a place she's heard about called "Rocky Point." T-Bone doesn't really want to, as he and Clifford were going to go play at the dunes. But Clifford says that they can go to Rocky Point, as they haven't played there in a long time. So they head up to Rocky Point, where Cleo wants to explore some caves. She's sure they'll find all sorts of neat treasure, but all they find are spiders. Clifford and T-Bone leave, saying they have to go home. The next day, T-Bone tries to meet Clifford alone, before Cleo shows up. But his plan is foiled when he arrives. He leaves, saying that he's going to spend some time with his human. Clifford finds this odd, as he knows that Sheriff Lewis works during the day. But Cleo thinks it's great that T-Bone can spend some time with his human. Throughout the day, Cleo and Clifford have a great day playing. T-Bone follows them the whole way, just observing. Finally, he has a talk with Manny. He says that he doesn't really like Cleo. She calls him "T" and she wants to play with them all the time. He's worried that Clifford likes her so much, that he'll stop liking him. Manny tells T-Bone that Cleo can be his new friend also. After all, she already gave him a special nickname. And besides, there's enough of Clifford for everyone. He thinks that they're going to be really great friends. So T-Bone goes and joins Clifford and Cleo. They play tag, with Cleo and T-Bone both calling "not it." So Clifford is "it" and chases after them. Back in the present, Cleo's ferry arrived. She gets off and she, Clifford and T-Bone proceed to play tag, just like when they first met.
Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone are playing kick the can. They're having a lot of fun, but they're disturbing Mac, who's watching from a distance. Cleo tells Clifford and T-Bone that she's set up a new playground. She wants them to be the first to try it. Mac overhears. He decides to see if he can sweet-talk his way into being the first onto this playground. His initital efforts are unsuccessful, but he's not about to give up. The next day, Clifford and T-Bone come to Cleo's backyard, so that they can be the first dogs (other than her) to try out her new playground. But to their surprise, Mac is already there. Cleo explains that Mac came extra early because he really wanted to play on her playground. T-Bone is a bit upset, but Clifford doesn't really mind. He just wants to have fun. Things, however, soon turn out not to be so fun, when Mac keeps wanting to play only with Cleo and not include Clifford and T-Bone. At one point, they're playing on a teeter-tooter, when Mac simply hops off, causing everyone to crash and sweet-talks Cleo into coming to play on a tire swing with him. Sometime in the future, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are sniffing for food in a garbage bin when Mac comes. He doesn't want to join them, however, he just wants to play on Cleo's playground. Cleo doesn't want to because it's been raining and she's worried they'll get the equipment all muddy. So Mac tricks her by getting her to play tag with him and then racing into her backyard where the playground is. From there, he's quickly able to convince her to let them play, even if it does get muddy. Clifford and T-Bone are starting to get irriated, especially T-Bone. He knows that Mac doesn't really like Cleo, he just likes her playground. He and Clifford decide to go over to Cleo's to see if they can get her to play with them. Meanwhile, Mac and Cleo are there, playing on the playground, when Cleo slips and hurts her paw. Mac wonders if she can still play, but Cleo doesn't think that she should with her paw hurt. So Mac simply leaves, telling her let him know when it gets better. Soon after, Clifford and T-Bone arrive. They ask if she's all right. When she explains that she hurt her paw, they feel bad for her, of course. Clifford says that since she can't run around right now, they can do something else. He'll tell them all a story that Emily Elizabeth told him. After the story, Cleo admits that she's a bit embarrassed. T-Bone was right about Mac not really wanting to play with her, but only with her playground. Clifford and T-Bone forgive her. After all, Mac might not be a real friend, but they all are.moreless
It's Saturday, and Emmy is having a potluck party in her backyard. Everybody's excited, well, everybody that is except Mr. Bleakman. Even his wife wants to get in on the fun, but Mr. Bleakman doesn't want to change away from his normal Saturday routine: a nice meal of porkchops, some relaxing painting and then going to bed. Emmy and her friends think that it would be neat for him to try something new, but Mr. Bleakman won't be dissuaded so easily. At the party, there's all sorts of food to try, from all different countries. This includes hot and spicy food, which sends Clifford for a drink of water just from smelling it. Some of it even smells so good, that they think that if Mr. Bleakkman got a whiff of it, there's no way he could resist coming to the party. They use Clifford's ear as a fan, wafting the odor to Mr. Bleakman's yard. He smells it and goes over to find out what it is. He tries it, but still isn't persuaded to join the party. Vaz suggests that maybe Mr. Bleakman is just a bit shy. He says that he's like that at parties at first too, until he starts talking to everybody. After that, he gets into it and has a good time. He puts on a CD of latin dance music. Mr. Bleakman hears the music and even starts dancing over in his yard. However, he catches himself and still won't join the party. At the party, they all start playing party games, including some sort of ringtoss game. One of the rings goes flying into Mr. Bleakman's yard, nearly knocking into his painting, but he manages to save it by catching the ring with his paintbrush. Seems Mr. Bleakman's not too bad at the game, even though he's never played before. He finally joins in, agreeing that sometimes it's fun to try something different.
"The Best Gift"
It's Emily Elizabeth's Mom's birthday, and Emily Elizabeth is ready. She and Charley create a giant card for her, featuring Clifford's pawprint and she's also written her Mom a special poem. She thinks that her Mom is going to love it. Jetta, however, has other ideas. She doesn't figure Emily Elizabeth's Mom will be too impressed with this and despite Emily Elizabeth's protests, states that she knows how to pick out perfect gifts for Mom. She believes she has the perfect idea: matching outfits. Emily Elizabeth doesn't think much of this, but Jetta takes her to a fancy clothing store to put her idea in action. When they get there, though, things go differently than planned. Jetta hates all of the outfits that Emily Elizabeth samples. Emily Elizabeth finally finds one that Jetta likes: it looks just like Jetta's outfit. Clifford whines and Emily Elizabeth says that maybe an outfit isn't the best idea. Jetta isn't giving up yet though. She has a new idea: they'll make Emily Elizabeth's Mom a bottle of perfume. She says that all they have to do is bottle up a lot of good smelling stuff. They get all sorts of good smelling stuff: flowers, chocolate, cinnamon, pine needles, etc. They mix it all together and find that together, it actually smells quite rotten. So much for that idea. Finally, Jetta suggests jewelry. She makes a tiara out of seashells, but Emily Elizabeth doesn't think that her Mom would want to be a queen, she just likes being her Mom. She lets Jetta keep the tiara, as it looks good on her and decides to go with her original plan. This works out nicely, Emily Elizabeth's Mom really enjoys spending time with her and loves her poem. Finally, at the end of the episode, Clifford presents the pawprint card, which has been beautifully decorated since the last time we saw it.moreless
It's late at night and Sheriff Lewis is watching a monster movie. T-Bone's with him and the images on the screen scare him. Seeing this, Sheriff Lewis decides to change the channel. There's no such things as monsters, but if the movie scares T-Bone, he doesn't want to upset him. The next day, the scary movie is still on T-Bone's mind. Suddenly, he sees a huge shadow and he starts to cower, telling himself there's no such thing as monsters. But the shadow is just Clifford. Mac and Cleo are also with him. T-Bone explains about how he saw the scary movie the night before. But he knows there are no such things as monsters. Really, he does. So Mac invites them all over to his house to play some ball. They're playing, when Clifford accidentally knocks the ball into the woods. T-Bone says he'll go get it, but when he goes in, he hears animal noises, which scare him and he runs out. So Clifford goes and gets the ball. Then, in a new scene, Emily Elizabeth is walking with Jetta, talking about how she's lost her watch. Jetta suggests coming over to her house to search for it. The dogs come and Emily Elizabeth asks them to search for it outside. So they do. After a couple of false leads, Mac sniffs the watch in a small hole underneath Jetta's porch. But it's too small for him to fit through. Cleo can fit through and does, but she gets her bow caught on a nail and gets stuck. That leaves T-Bone as the only dog small enough to fit inside. He tells himself again that there's no such thing as monsters and goes in. He frees Cleo and then finds the watch. Outside, Emily Elizabeth has given up looking for it, but then T-Bone presents it to her. Emily Elizabeth calls him a very brave dog.
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are designing a model lighthouse for a yearly competition. Jetta's making one too, but she's worried she's not going to win because Emily Elizabeth and Charley won last year and with them working together again, they're unstoppable. Then, she overhears Emily Elizabeth and Charley arguing over how the lighthouse should be. Charley wants to do a purple and orange lighthouse with sugar cubes, whereas Emily Elizabeth wants to do a traditional white lighthouse with red stripes, made out of sticks. Capitalizing on this, Jetta snooks Charley into working on a lighthouse with her by telling him that maybe it's better if he didn't work with Emily Elizabeth this year, since they can't agree on what to do. Then, behind Charley's back, Jetta tells Emily Elizabeth that Charley doesn't like her idea and tricks her into working on one for her as well. This goes on for a while and only Clifford, Mac and Jetta seem to know the truth about what's going on. Meanwhile, Emily Elizabeth and Charley aren't even speaking to each other. Finally, Clifford concocts a plan to get Emily Elizabeth over to Charley's while he's there working on the lighthouse for Jetta. (Rather than with Jetta, since Jetta's basically letting them do all the work.) Emily Elizabeth finds Charley at Jetta's and the truth comes out about what Jetta did. Jetta explains that she didn't think she could win if Emily Elizabeth and Charley worked together, so she kept them apart. Then, they decide to combine both their projects, with Jetta's help. With this level of teamwork, the project wins first prize.moreless
There's something causing rumbling in the area of Clifford's household. It's disturbing Mr. and Mrs. Howard. It gives Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman a jolt when they're trying to enjoy breakfast. And it wakes Emily Elizabeth up. It's Clifford! He has a bad case of the hiccups. Emily Elizabeth calls in Dr. Dihn, to see if Clifford's okay. She assesses him, but tells Emily Elizabeth that he's just got the hiccups. They'll go away sooner or later, but it's just a matter of time. It could take just a few hours, or it could be days. Clifford goes off and mopes in his doghouse. Then, Cleo, T-Bone and Mac show up. They all heard about his hiccups. Even better than that - they think they know how to cure them. T-Bone starts, by trying to scare Clifford. That, however, doesn't work. His weak "boo" doesn't scare Clifford at all. Cleo says that she gets the hiccups all the time. After she's questioned about this, she modifies it to one time, when she was a puppy. She says she knows what will cure Clifford's hiccups though. It's called "feng-shui." She's seen Mrs. Diller lots of time. She'll just rearrange the objects in Clifford's doghouse to change the flow of energy. She does this, but when Clifford keeps hiccuping, she says that it'll take a minute to work. After he keeps hiccuping, she says that maybe it's not working after all. Then, Mac says that he knows how to cure hiccups. He takes Clifford to Jetta's, where he wants Clifford to go through this strange thing of taking twenty gulps of pool water while covering his ears. Cleo and T-Bone think this is very strange and say that he's making it up. As they argue, Clifford's hiccups stop. They all start trying to take the credit for it, but then they start up again. Later, they're walking by the library. Clifford gets ready to head home. The hiccups haven't stopped, but he thanks everyone for trying. He appreciates it. Then, Emily Elizabeth calls him. She comes up to him and asks if his Clifford's have stopped. Clifford realizes something: he hasn't hiccuped in the past couple of minutes. He waits a bit longer and then everyone celebrates. He's cured! Emily Elizabeth sees Mac, Cleo and T-Bone. She says that it's nice for Clifford to have good friends.
"It's My Party"
Vaz, Charley and Emily Elizabeth are heading to Jetta's. Jetta's invited them to a movie-watching party. They've all brought some great videos. Emily Elizabeth's bringing one about a dog and everyone agrees that it's a good movie and they want to watch it first. Vaz also has a video camera with him. He thinks that maybe when they're done watching movies, they coul make one of their own. When they get to Jetta's, Jetta shows them the drink and popcorn and has them all find comfortable seats. Then, the talk turns to the movie-watching. Emily Elizabeth tells Jetta about her movie, but Jetta says that since it's her party, she kinda thought she'd be the one to pick the first video. They agree to this and she presents: The Jetta Show. She says that it's her Mom's name for their home videos. The videos are all stuff about Jetta when she was a kid. Charley, Vaz and Emily Elizabeth quickly become bored with them. Outside, Clifford notes to Mac that Jetta is now making them watch a third Jetta Show video. He asks if Mac is in any of them and Mac says that he has an entire video called The Mac Show. They discuss what they want to play. Clifford suggests hide-and-seek, but Mac says he's bored with it because they play it all the time. So instead they play "jump hose," which is jump rope, except using a hose as the rope. Inside, the gang is becoming increasingly bored. Vaz is flat-out sleeping, Charley has a blank expression on his face and Emily Elizabeth is doing a fairly good job of faking interest. Then, Clifford's thudding on the ground from the jump hose game gets their attention. They all look out the window, while Jetta continues to narrate the video. Jetta eventually notices that they aren't watching and wonders what they're looking at. When Emily Elizabeth asks how many Jetta Show videos there are, Jetta says that there's 25. Not wanting to see 21 more videos, Vaz suggests that they use his video camera to make a movie. Jetta objects, so they take a vote and then all head outside, sans Jetta. Jetta continues to watch the videos inside. Outside, the group has a fun time with their video. They pretend that they're adventurers, on the trail of the big, red "dogosaurus." Jetta hears them laughing outside and wonders how they can be having such a good time. She decides to go ask them. Outside, Charley explains to her that things aren't fun if it's just one person telling everything to do. Jetta realizes that's just what she was doing. She finally agrees to join in their home movie, as a brave jungle princess who needs to rescued from the "dogosaurus." There's just one problem: Clifford isn't acting scary.moreless
The episode opens with some pictures of Clifford that fill the screen. These are some pictures that Emily Elizabeth is using for a project. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are sleeping. Clifford wakes up, causing Cleo to topple over onto T-Bone, who was napping under the fold of Clifford's ear. Cleo asks Clifford to give them some warning before he wakes up and T-Bone notices what Emily Elizabeth is working on and asks about it. Clifford explains that Emily Elizabeth is working on a project called "What's Makes Me Special." He says that everyone has something about them that makes them special. They start talking about this. Cleo says that she's a natural born leader. She recalls a time when she went into a bush to go after a bone when no one else would. She got all sorts of leaves and branches on her, but she also got the bone and showed that she was a leader. Mac shows up and joins in the conversation. He says that there are lots of things that make him special and starts rattling them off. Then he asks about what makes Clifford special. Cleo thinks that one's easy, it's that he's big. It's also noted that he likes to help people out. Clifford recalls a time when he helped out the firechief by demonstrating the "stop, drop and roll" technique of putting out clothes that are on fire for Emily Elizabeth's class. Then T-Bone asks what makes him special. Everyone tries to come up with something, but everything that they come up with could also be said of other dogs. Clifford continues trying, but T-Bone stops him. He's decided that he wants to figure it out for himself. He heads along on his way home, trying to figure it out. Along the way, he notices the fire crew. They're exhausted from their work, but they're glad to see T-Bone. He entertains them and cheers them up. Having done that, he heads over to the school because it's recess time. There, Emily Elizabeth and Jetta are trying to jump rope, but it's difficult with only two people. T-Bone joins in, both with helping them jump rope and jump roping himself. After this, T-Bone heads to his house, where Sheriff Lewis is pulling up, apparently on some sort of break. It's been an exhausting day at work, but he's really happy to see T-Bone. He has T-Bone give him a hug and then has him play a game with a rope. After that, it's back to work. Later on, T-Bone finds Clifford. Clifford wants to go play, but first T-Bone has something to tell him: he finally figured out what makes him special. It's that he makes people feel better. Clifford agrees, saying that he's making him feel better. They go off in search of others that T-Bone can make feel better.
"Jetta's Sneak Peek"
Jetta is at the park with Mac, trying to right something in her journal. First she can't figure out what color pen to right it with and also Mac is chewing on a bone, making noise and breaking her concentration. It would seem that isn't really the problem though; the real problem is that she can't think of anything interesting to write. Emily Elizabeth drops by with Clifford and she also has her journal as well. She throws a ball to entertain Clifford and Mac and then she and Jetta get to discussing their journals. At first Jetta tries to talk about what's in her journal, but since she hasn't written anything, she quickly deflects the topic to what's in Emily Elizabeth's journal. Emily Elizabeth says that she's just written down about some fun she had with Clifford, a dream of hers, some pictures, etc. etc. She won't go into details though, as it's kind of private. Clifford and Mac return and this time Emily Elizabeth goes off so that she can throw the ball really far. While Emily Elizabeth is away, Jetta starts thinking and figures she'll just take a quick peek at Emily Elizabeth's journal to get an idea about what to write about. She reads quickly about how Emily Elizabeth's won a trip to Hawaii. She's allowed to take someone with her, but it can only be one special friend and she's not sure who to take. When Emily Elizabeth returns, Jetta is suddenly all buddy-buddy with her. She tells her that she'll help her study for the upcoming spelling test, but says that she doesn't want any help in return, she just wants to do something nice for Emily Elizabeth. The next day at school, Vaz, Emily Elizabeth, Charley and Jetta are all having lunch outside. Jetta brings Emily Elizabeth a macademia nut cupcake, making special note of the fact that macademia nuts are from Hawaii. She then runs off, saying that she forgot something. Vaz and Charley note that it's really weird how nice Jetta is being to Emily Elizabeth. Jetta returns shortly, giving Emily Elizabeth some milk she got from the cafeteria. She says that she actually wanted to get Emily Elizabeth some coconut milk, again making note of the fact that coconuts are from Hawaii. Later that day, Jetta drops by Emily Elizabeth's, saying that she's going to clean her room. Emily Elizabeth is absolutely dumbfounded by this, but she goes along with it anyway. She really doesn't have much choice as by the time she can get her bearings, Jetta is already up the stairs. During the cleaning, Jetta notes Emily Elizabeth's journal and how much she's written in it. She tries to get Emily Elizabeth to let her read it, but Emily Elizabeth shoots this down, asking if Jetta would let her read her journal. Jetta deflects this, saying that they don't have time to be reading journals. She's going to take Emily Elizabeth out for coconut-pineapple ice cream. Sometime either later that day, or the next day, Clifford is helping Emily Elizabeth transport some heavy boxes. Jetta asks if she can help and then Emily Elizabeth starts to invite her somewhere. Jetta gets the idea that she's inviting her on the trip to Hawaii and goes and puts on a hula suit. Things come to a head when Emily Elizabeth says that she's not inviting her to go to Hawaii and wants to know where she got that idea. Jetta lets it slip that she read it in her journal. Emily Elizabeth's mad at this. Journals are private, after all, Jetta wouldn't let her read her journal. The whole thing about the trip to Hawaii was just part of a wish list of hers. Jetta thinks that this is stupid, that journals aren't for wishes. Emily Elizabeth counters that she can write whatever she want in her journal. The next day, Jetta is still being nice to Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth tells her that there really isn't any trip to Hawaii. Jetta says that she knows and then actually apologizes for reading her journal. As way of making up, she wants to show Emily Elizabeth a few pages of her journal. It's all about things that they would do if they could actually go to Hawaii.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
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.
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
Mr. Howard is raking leaves, when Clifford and Emily Elizabeth come. Clifford jumps in one of the piles of leaves, messing it up. Fortunately, Mr. Howard's a nice guy, so he doesn't mind too much. Emily Elizabeth's excited, as her class is putting on a play. It's "Jane and the Beanstalk" and she's going to try out for the role of Jane. She's been working hard, learning all of the lines. She enlists Charley and the dogs Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone to help her out. Charley's the man who gives her the beans. Cleo is the goose who laid the golden eggs, T-Bone is her cow and she gives Clifford the role of the big, mean giant. Clifford has trouble with the role, as he's big, but he's certainly not mean. He keeps crying during the sad parts. Still, with everyone's help, Emily Elizabeth is able to practice. The next day, Emily Elizabeth arrives home again. She tells Mr. Howard that she didn't get the role of Jane. That went to Jetta, who Ms. Carrington said "has a natural flair for drama." She did, however, get the role of Jane's mother and she also gets to help with decorating the stage. As we see, however, Jetta maybe isn't such a good choice to the role. She stops by Emily Elizabeth's and Emily Elizabeth asks her if she wants to practice her lines. Jetta, however, seems more interested in getting her hair done and getting dressed up. Later, when everyone's getting ready setting up the stage, Jetta practices her bowing. Ms. Carrington suggests that she should be practicing her lines, but Jetta says that she has plenty of time and she'll do it later. Then, time comes for the play. Jetta panics out. She tries to make excuses as to why the play can't go on and then is finally forced to admit that she doesn't know her lines. Emily Elizabeth, however, does and so she takes over the role of Jane. Clifford's tail serves as a beanstalk, as they forgot to design one for the play. Emily Elizabeth does a good job in the role of Jane, but she thinks that Clifford was the real star.
"An Itchy Patch"
Clifford is having a serious itching problem. He scratches against a tree at the library and then holds up traffic, trying to scratch against a traffic light. He also scratches against a mail truck. When he comes home, Emily Elizabeth and Mr. Howard can't help but notice him scratching. Emily Elizabeth says that if he keeps scratching like that, they may just have to take him to the new vet in town. Clifford doesn't like the sound of that. Clifford meets up with Cleo and T-Bone at the beach. However, he can't really play, as he just keeps scratching. He tells Cleo and T-Bone that he has a bad itch and mentions that Emily Elizabeth said that she might take him to the vet if he keeps scratching. Cleo doesn't like this idea. She heard that the vet is friends with the groomer and she dislikes the groomer, a lot. She has a plan though: as long as Emily Elizabeth doesn't see Clifford scratching, he'll be fine. So he just has to keep it under control. This, however, is easier said than done. When Emily Elizabeth takes Clifford to the library, he breaks down and starts scratching on the grass. However, Cleo and T-Bone cover it up, by making it look like they were playing. Later, Emily Elizabeth and Mr. Howard are having lunch at the docks. Emily Elizabeth comments that she hasn't seen Clifford scratch all day. Outside, Cleo and T-Bone are busy scratching Clifford's back, trying to keep the itching under control. But they get tired and stop for a break. Clifford can't stop himself and makes a dash for the water for a good scratch. Mr. Howard and Emily Elizabeth see him and chase after him. Emily Elizabeth decides that it's time to take him to the vet. So Clifford goes to the vet, while T-Bone and Cleo watch from an overlooking hill. The vet's name is Dr. Dihn and she's quite nice. She diagnoses Clifford as having a rash and prescribes some cream to clear it up. Cleo and T-Bone see that the cream has relieved Clifford's itching and release that the vet isn't so bad after all. At home, Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that she understands about him being afraid to go to the vet at first. After all, she was afraid the first time she went to the doctor. But she's glad they did go to the vet and Clifford is too.moreless
Scene opens with T-Bone and Cleo playing slide on Clifford. Suddenly, they spot a big giant head floating near the schoolhouse. Fearing that a giant is attacking the school, Clifford rushes over... Only to it's actually a balloon head that Emily, Charley and Jetta's supposed to be inflating for the Fall Carnival. Except that Jetta's not doing any work and bossing Emily and Charley around. Clifford inflates the balloon, and Charley gets Jetta to tie the balloon up. She does, but the knot comes undone and the ballon flies around and ends up flat on Jetta's face. Next, Jetta bosses them around some more. They have to move a basket of pumpkins above a sign. Clifford comes to the rescue again. Finally, they have to clean up a carousel. Jetta makes Emily wash the animals and Charley dry them. Charley tries to get Jetta to do the work, but she refuses. No surprise on what happens next: Clifford comes along and cleans the carousel for them. Jetta, taking advantage of the situation, forces Clifford to work faster. She rightfully gets what she deserves when soap suds from the carousel spashes all over her. She then cleans up using Clifford's tongue, thinking that it's a towel (oh boy, if Clifford gets sick, Jetta'll be in big trouble). She then blames Emily. In steps Mr. Rodriguez, promising them a big ice-cream treat if the carnival's successful. Clifford imagines a ice-cream sundae that's 10 times bigger than him. Fast forward to the evening. We see the carnival in full swing. Everybody's having fun, even the dogs. Scene changes over to Jetta. She's about to go on the Ferris wheel when Mr. Rodriguez pulls her aside and asks her to usher the tractor that he has rented for the hay ride over to the pumpkin patch when it arrives. Apparently, he's been watching her all afternoon and notes that she wasn't doing anything. Jetta reluctantly agrees and go over to the gate. But after a while, she runs off. Shortly after she does, the tractor arrives. The scene then alternates between Jetta on the Ferris wheel and the owner of the tractor waiting outside, and repeats until the owner finally tires of waiting and leaves. Turns out that Jetta has been on the wheel 15 times! We cut to the pumpkin patch. The tractor was supposed to be there an hour ago. He questions Jetta. He's upset and was about to cancel it - until Emily gets the idea of making Clifford the tractor. Jetta also gives in and dusts the hay off those who've rode the ride. Finally, the carnival is a success, and everyone gets an ice-cream. Including Clifford, who gets a huge one. Clifford licking the ice-cream off his face.
"Clifford's Doggy Reunion"
Scene opens with Clifford waiting at the docks. Victor thinks that the Ferry's running late, but Pedro thinks otherwise. Turns out that Emily's waiting for her cousin Laura, and Rex - Cousin Laura's dog. Emily jokes about Rex being bigger than Clifford, and that gets Victor and Pedro worried. We then cut over to the ferry. Laura's looking at Rex through a pair of binoculars. She comments on how big Rex is and says that Emily writes that Clifford has grown. Flashback sequence: When Clifford was still a small red puppy, Rex used to swing Clifford around. In this particular flashback, Little Clifford is swung into a drinking bowl. He then squirts Rex with water. Laura then wonders aloud if Clifford ever outgrown that. Her answer is promptly answered when Clifford swims over to the ferry and helps push it over to the dock so that it's on schedule. A reunion ensues. Turns out that the binoculars are a present to Emily. Laura also knitted a sweater for Clifford, but apparently she wasn't aware that Clifford's now really huge. Later, we see Emily playing in the water. She invites Laura over, but Laura somewhar prefers drawing in the sand. Meanwhile, Rex races with Clifford, and loses (no surprise to us, but a big one to Rex, who won the last time. But Clifford wasn't 2-storey tall back then). Meanwhile, Emily wants to play catch with Laura at the park, then show her the climbing tree in her backyard. But Laura doesn't appear interested - instead, she's looking at the stickers onm display outside the Sea Shell. Emily looks through the binoculars and see Clifford and Rex playing catch. Another flashback ensues and we see Little Clifford getting squished by the frisbee. Cut back to the present. Clifford throws the frisbee, but his strength causes the frisbee to fly in at an unimaginable speed. Rex ducks it, then narrowly avoids it by getting jumping a tree. Scene cuts back to Emily and Laura. We see Laura organize her scrapbook, which is full of bird stickers. Emily invites Laura to climb the tree but Laura refuses. Scene cuts back to Clifford and Rex. Rex asks Clifford if he still remembers back when Rex always swing Clifford on a rope. Clifford replies that he's too big now, but offers to swing Rex instead. Rex accepts, and Clifford starts swinging Rex around, and throws him into a pond. Emily then calls Clifford over and tells him that he's too big to roughhouse like that anymore. She suggests that they find something that they can both do and like. She then realizes that she wasn't a good host to Laura, either. So, they make up. Laura then explains that she likes birds. Emily explains that she has a camera and that they could make their own stickers. Laura like the idea and they run off to get the camera. Meanwhile, Rex and Clifford realizes that they can't play the game they're used to and decides to try something new. Later, at night, Emily ponders over how much Laura and her has changed.moreless
T-Bone's gone over to Cleo's but Cleo seems to be out for the moment. She does, however, have what seems to be some extremely delicious dog food in her dish. T-Bone tries to hold himself. He figures he can sit, wait for Cleo to get back and then he'll ask to taste her new dog food. It's a good idea, but it's almost like the dog food is calling him (the bowl appears to glow) and pretty soon he decides he'll take just one more small taste. Taking his small taste, however, he actually ends up consuming the entire dish! Mac comes and wants to know what's in the bowl. He sees that it's empty and comments that it smells like something really good was in there. Clifford and Cleo show up and Cleo offers to let them try her new dog food... only to find that it's gone! Cleo's pretty mad about this. She wonders who took it. Mac decides that there must have been a crook who took it. T-Bone decides to go with this. Thinking fast, he says that he saw a dog heading down towards the docks. He tries to get them to forget it, saying that it was a pretty big dog, but that argument is quashed quickly, after all, what dog is bigger than Clifford? They go out in search of the "kibble crook," while T-Bone tags along, noting grimly to himself that they're not going to find anything. Down at the docks, they search and T-Bone hears some sort of barking. It's coming from some crates. They open the crates, but find that they only contain stuffed toy dogs. Obviously they aren't the kibble crooks. T-Bone suggests that they give up, after all, it was only a little dog food. Cleo doesn't want to forget it. It was her dog food and she wants to find who took it. Based on a tip from Mac, they head for some caves. Mac notes that a crook needs a good hiding spot. Cleo and Mac start to head in, but then T-Bone convinces them that he should go in after the kibble crook himself. T-Bone goes in. Outside, Clifford starts to worry and begins pacing. He feels that they should go in after T-Bone. But Cleo and Mac just get annoyed at his pacing and wish he'd calm down. Inside the cave, T-Bone is left alone with his conscience, as well as a bad cartoon echo effect. He knows that he's the one who ate the dog food and so he's not going to find anyone in there. Just as the others are about to come in after him, he comes out and he admits that he is, in fact, the "kibble crook." He apologizes and Cleo is upset, but only for about two seconds. Then she forgives him. All she really wanted was an apology. Cleo offers to take the dogs back to her to her house to try her new dog food. T-Bone gets excited again and his stomach rumbles. Everyone laughs.
"Screaming for Ice Cream"
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are playing hockey by Samuel's restaurant. It's a makeshift "street hockey" game, using broomsticks and a garbage-can lid. They lid flies toward Clifford, who sends it back in, narrowly missing Samuel, who's just coming out of his store. Samuel tells Charley that he has to go to see Dr. Miyoris. Seems he needs new eyeglasses. Charley offers to watch over his ice cream shop while he's gone. Samuel's reluctant at first, but finally agrees and tells him that if he has any problems, he should ask Pedro for help. After Samuel leaves, customers start coming. Emily Elizabeth thinks maybe they should turn them away until Samuel gets back, but Charley says that it's no problem, he's helped operate the ice cream machine before and knows how to use it. Suddenly, a whole busload of tourists appear. Charley's exciting, now they're going to "do some business." He enlists Emily Elizabeth's and then the dogs' help to keep up with the stream. Cleo delivers the ice cream on a tray and T-Bone collects the money (all coins) in a hat. Clifford uses his ear to fan the patrons, since it's a hot day. Then something goes wrong with the ice cream machine. The stick used to operate gets stuck in place and the ice cream starts pouring down. Charley doesn't know what to do, but one thing he doesn't do is ask Pedro. The ice cream starts flowing like crazy, covering the entire dock area. Clifford and friends try to help out by consuming the ice cream, but the flow is so massive that even they can't keep up. Emily Elizabeth tries to get Charley to get Pedro, but Charley says that he can deal with it on his own. Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford, but even all of Clifford's strength can't push the lever down. Charley then tries to collect the ice cream in a garbage-can lid, but it's way too much and that overflows almost instantly. Samuel gets back and is really annoyed with what he sees. Mainly, he wants to know why Charley didn't ask Pedro for help. The ice cream machine has malfunctioned this way before and all you have to do is push the handle upwards a bit and then push it back down. Pedro would have known that, but Charley wouldn't, since Samuel's never shown him. Charley's learned his lesson, but there's still the ice cream to clean up. He and Emily Elizabeth are handed a mop and bucket. The dogs try to help too, although they're absolutely stuffed with ice cream. It would seem that Clifford's the only one who's not stuffed. In fact, he kind of hoped they would spill some more. When Samuel notes that Emily Elizabeth and Charley missed a spot while cleaning up, Clifford is quick to lick it up.moreless
This one opens with Emily Elizabeth finished reading a story to Clifford. Clifford then circles three times, like most dogs, before going to bed. Emily Elizabeth remembers how things were when he tried to go to bed back when they lived in the city. She decides to tell him just one more story. So we go back in time, to a night when Clifford was outside the apartment in which the Howards lived, trying to sleep. But there wasn't enough room for him and he simply couldn't get comfortable. So the neighbors all helped out by giving him blankets and a large stuffed teddy bear. With all of these, Clifford was able to go to sleep. Emily Elizabeth then recalls taking Clifford for a walk. During the walk, she and Clifford met up with a Little League baseball team. They were impressed with his huge size and invited him to catch some balls. And Clifford did, everything that was hit at him. Emily Elizabeth recalls that they played at that ballpark all summer. But eventually, dogfood started to pile up around their apartment and Emily Elizabeth's parents realized that living in the city just wasn't working for Clifford. Emily Elizabeth suggested that he could sleep in the ballpark, but actually, they had a different idea: moving to Birdwell Island. And so, they did.
Jetta's showing Emily Elizabeth some of her nice new sweaters. She piles a bunch on Emily Elizabeth, but Emily Elizabeth is attracted to one that Jetta didn't even show her: a pink one with yellow flower designs. Jetta says that Emily Elizabeth can have it if she wants, since it's not her style. So Emily Elizabeth gladly takes it for her own. Then, Jetta's Mom tells her that her Grandma Ethel is coming on the ferry. It would be nice if Jetta could wear the sweater that Grandma Ethel gave her. Jetta realizes something: that's the sweater she just gave Emily Elizabeth! So she concocts a series of half-baked plans to get the sweater back from Emily Elizabeth, but Clifford keeps foiling them, unawaredly. Finally, Jetta meets her Grandma Ethel at the dock, with Emily Elizabeth wearing the sweater. Emily Elizabeth, being a fast thinker, puts two and two together and tells Jetta's Grandmother Ethel that Jetta let her borrow the sweater because she liked it so much. Later on, Emily Elizabeth tells Jetta that she should have just told her what was wrong, instead of trying to trick her.moreless
It's the day of the Birdwell Island fair. The dogs (Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo) are there and they're hoping to snag some food. Since it's a carnival, there's going to be lots of concessions. They know that it's okay to eat anything that anyone drops on the ground. While they're scrounging treats, Mr. Bleakman is having a giant cookie wheeled in. He baked the entire thing himself and is planning to keep it hidden under a tent for unveiling later in the day. Once it's taken care of, he heads off with Mrs. Bleakman to check out the amusements. Mrs. Bleakman wonders if someone shouldn't stay and watch it, but Mr. Bleakman figures it should be all right. Clifford, Mac and T-Bone soon smell the cookie. They head in the direction of the smell, leading to the tent. The head inside and see the cookie. Clifford notes that it's Clifford sized. T-Bone and Cleo note that it's neither on the ground nor headed that way though, so it's not okay for them to eat. They begin to leave, but they have to force Clifford out of the tent. They go off to play frisbee, but Clifford's mind isn't really on the game. He's still thinking about the cookie. He figures maybe that if he could just have a lick of it, then maybe he wouldn't want to eat it. Next thing, he's bounding for the cookie. And then, he ends up breaking off a piece off the top. With it now on the ground, Cleo and T-Bone claim it, sharing with Clifford of course. Clifford then suggests that if they ate around the edge of the cookie, no one would notice that anything happened to it. So they do so, but by the time they're done, there's barely any of it left. Worse, Clifford still thinks it looks lopsided. Finally, they end up consuming the entire thing. When Mr. Bleakman has the cookie revealed, everyone's surprised to see not the cookie, but Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo. Mr. Bleakman's obviously upset that Clifford ate his cookie, but Mrs. Bleakman suggests that it really wasn't Clifford's fault. Mr. Bleakman made such a great cookie that Clifford simply couldn't resist the temptation. Mr. Bleakman realizes that he shouldn't have left such a temptation around for such a big dog to eat.
Jetta receives a letter from her pen-pal Monique from the mainland. Her mother's coming over on a business trip on Tuesday and she's taking Monique along with her. This is great news, as Jetta will be able to meet Monqiue and spend a few hours with her. Elsewhere on the island, Emily Elizabeth, Vaz and Mary are making kites. Jetta comes by them. She's carrying a bag of groceries. She explains about Monique coming over. She also explains about how she's scheduled their day. We see that she's even gotten a timer to keep track of time. The timer is quite loud and its noise seems to give everyone a shock, including Clifford, who twists his ears in annoyance. Jetta babbles on about how she's even prepared a picnic lunch for Monique by herself, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Monique's favorite. No one seems too impressed with Jetta's schedule idea. The next day, Jetta meets Monique as she arrives on the ferry. They greet each other and start to head off for Jetta's first planned activity, collecting seashells at the beach. Then Monique sees Clifford. She's at first scared of him until Jetta explains that it's just Clifford. Emily Elizabeth comes along and chats with Monique a bit. This annoys Jetta, as they're starting to get off schedule. Emily Elizabeth suggests that they ride Clifford to the beach. They do this and Jetta's pleased, as it seems to have gotten them back on schedule. However, at the beach, Vaz and Charley are also there. They tell Jetta that there don't really seem to be any seashells around to collect. Jetta sugests that perhaps they just aren't looking in the right places. But to Jetta's frustration, they seem to be right. There are no seashells to be found anywhere on the beach. So instead, they end up getting into a splash fight with Vaz and Charley. This is fun at first, until Jetta realizes that her timer and the lunch she prepared for Monique have ended up in the water. She manages to salvage the timer, but the lunch is ruined. So Charley suggests they have fish and chips Jamaican style at his Dad's restaurant. They do so. Monique enjoys her lunch, saying that the peanut butter and banana sandwiches would have been okay, but the fish and chips are great. She doesn't have long to enjoy her lunch however as Jetta is soon dragging her (literally, by the arm) to her next scheduled activity: bike-riding. There's just one problem, it turns out her bike has a flat-tire. Worse, a bird picks up her timer and then drops it on the ground, breaking it. Monique doesn't really care about any of this though. She sees somebody flying a kite. It's Emily Elizabeth and friends, flying the kites they made the day before. Jetta's reluctant, kite-flying isn't on the schedule. But Monique runs off anyone and Jetta decides to go ahead. They enjoy their time kite-flying and without the timer, they lose track of time. It gets to be almost 4:00, the time when Monique's supposed to take the ferry home. They'll never make it in time... unless they take the "Clifford Express." They do so, and Monique makes her ferry. She thanks Jetta for a great day. It doesn't matter that it didn't go as Jetta scheduled it, she just enjoyed spending it with Jetta.moreless
Construction workers are working on a new wading pool for the park, as well as the sidewalk leading up to it. For fun, they let everybody leave their handprint in it. Jetta wants to go further; she has Mac leave his pawprint. Then it's suggested that Clifford leave his pawprint. He leaves it, but it's too big and leaves a deep hole that has to be filled in. Later on, Mac tells T-Bone and Cleo about how he got to leave his pawprint and also about what happened with Clifford. They suggest that if Clifford couldn't leave his pawprint there, there should be somewhere else he can leave it. They try a myriad of schemes, each of which Mac is quite down on and tries to stop, but to no avail. First they try leaving Clifford's pawprint in the sand at the beach, but it gets washed away. They try the grass at the park, but that gets mowed down. They try a pit of mud, but more mud bubbles rise up, filling up the hole. Finally, Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford. It turns out they want to do the new wading pool in the shape of Clifford's pawprint. Later on we see the cement after it's dried and the wading pool filled in. The idea was a big hit.
"Then Came Bob"
It's Kite Day on Birdwell Island and Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Jetta and Vaz are all ready to get to work on a neat kite. It just so happens that today, Vaz is looking after Dr. Dihn's dog, Bob. This wouldn't be such a big deal, except that well, Bob is a bit of a jerk. He's the type that plays the innocent act while no in charge is looking, but is a real scamp when you turn the other way. Throughout the day, Clifford is constantly left to look after Bob and then gets blamed when Bob gets into mischief. He climbs where he shouldn't, causes a mess in front of Ms. Martinez's shop and more! Each time, Clifford is blamed for the incidents, mainly by Jetta. (Emily Elizabeth maintains his innocence.) Finally, while everybody is flying their kite, Bob manages to find trouble one last time. But this time, Dr. Dihn has returned from her trip, and she's there to find Bob and make sure he gets the blame. She calls Clifford the best behaved dog on the island and says that she hopes that perhaps Bob could learn some manners from him.moreless
Cleo is headed to meet up with T-Bone and Clifford. They're going to play "Super T-Bone." As she walks along, she practices her role as "Fluffy Face." Then she notices a very large and juicy bone. Feeling that she doesn't really have time to bury it, she hides it underneath a bush, figuring she'll come back for it later. As she continues on her way, T-Bone comes along. Cleo didn't do a very good job of hiding the bone. T-Bone sees it and not knowing that it's Cleo's, he claims it for his own. He goes ahead and buries it. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone finally meet up for their game of Super T-Bone. Cleo goes into routine about how she's going to get Clifford and T-Bone with her super freezing powers. Clifford says that they'll stop her and tries to get T-Bone to acknowledge, but T-Bone is in a world of his own. It turns out that he can't stop thinking of the bone. He brings it up and when Cleo hears this, she thinks about the bone she found. (Not knowing it's the same bone.) She talks about the bone she found and both her and T-Bone run off to get the bone. Clifford follows them, although he's puzzled, wondering if this is all a part of the Super T-Bone game. Cleo reaches the bush where she found the bone, only to find that it's not there. T-Bone admits that he found the bone and goes over to the spot where buried it. But it's not there. That's funny, he was sure he buried it there. Shortly after, Clifford finds it, in another nearby location. This upsets Cleo, as she believes that T-Bone lied about where he hid the bone so he wouldn't have to share it. Clifford suggests that maybe another dog found it just like T-Bone did, but Cleo won't hear it. She says that she won't be T-Bone's friend anymore until he comes clean about where he hid the bone. T-Bone maintains his innocence and says that if Cleo doesn't believe him, he doesn't want to be her friend either. They both part ways, with Clifford trying to figure out what just happened. He decides to go and find T-Bone. T-Bone seems ready to call a truce, although he doesn't want to do it himself. He asks Clifford to be his messenger and tell Cleo that the bone is all hers. Clifford heads for Cleo, in the process disturbing a worker who's trying to put in a cement sidewalk plot. Reaching Cleo, he tells her about T-Bone's offer, but this doesn't satisfy Cleo. She wants Clifford to go back to T-Bone and get him to apologize for lying to her. Clifford heads back to T-Bone, once again disturbing the worker who gets cement all over himself. He tells T-Bone about Cleo's request. T-Bone's not at all interested. In fact, if she doesn't believe him, then she can just forget about being his friend. So it would seem that things are back to the way they were before. Clifford heads back to Cleo, disturbing the street-worker a third time. When Cleo shows no sign of giving in, Clifford gives up. He's tired of being a messenger, and if Cleo and T-Bone are going to not be friends any more over something as silly as a bone, then he's going home. He heads home, once again in the path of the street worker. The street worker, resigned to his fate, decides to simply lay down in the cement. Clifford notices this. Trying to make things right, he picks up the street worker and cleans him off in the fountain in front of the sidewalk, then smooths out the cement sidewalk plot with his paw. The street worker's thankful, but as Clifford heads off, he accidentally backs up into the cement plot and ends up getting cement on himself again. Oh well. As Clifford heads home, he comes upon Mac, who is chewing on a large bone. It turns out that Mac found the bone. Mac says that the dog who buried it did a bad job, so he reburied it. Finders keepers. Clifford takes Mac in tow and heads back to Cleo to show her that it was Mac who found it and T-Bone wasn't lying. But when he gets there, Cleo doesn't care. She's playing Super T-Bone. It turns out her and T-Bone already made up, thanks to Clifford's help.
"Clifford the Pirate King"
Clifford is playing a guessing game with Cleo and T-Bone. He has something and he wants them to guess what it is. After several guesses, T-Bone somehow guesses by luck that it's an inflatable alligator toy. Clifford explains that he and Emily Elizabeth are helping with a party revolving around a Treasure Island. Emily Elizabeth and her friends read the book in school and decided that they liked it so much they would do a party with it as the theme. It's being held on Samuel and Charley's houseboat and Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are helping. T-Bone and Cleo offer to help too and they head over to the houseboat. There, Emily Elizabeth demonstrates the purpose of the alligator toy. It goes under the plank for the "walk the plank" game. Anyone who falls gets "fed to the gator." Clifford and Emily Elizabeth dress for the party, then return. The problems start when Clifford wants to come aboard. When he first comes on, he tilts the boat to one side, causing everything to go sliding. Then he tilts to the other side and everything goes sliding the other way. Finally, he stabilizes and things seem to be going okay. Charley tries to break the piñata, but then a seagull flies onto Clifford's nose, causing him to sneeze. This causes a wind gust, sending things flying. Then Clifford sits down and accidentally breaks a table. Jetta's considering asking him to leave, but Clifford decides to hop out and leave himself. T-Bone and Cleo decide to join him and they hop out and leave for shore. There, Clifford says that they could have stayed at the party. They say that the party was fun, but he was the best part and they want to be with him. Then Emily Elizabeth and her friends come ashore. They don't want to leave Clifford out. Besides, they have treasure buried on the shore, and Clifford is a great digger.moreless