Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 1 Episode 19

Fluffed Up Cleo / Team Spirit

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Aired Unknown Jul 03, 2001 on PBS
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#11901
"Fluffed Up Cleo"

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.

#11902
"Team Spirit"

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

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