In "Welcome to Birdwell Island," when Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman for the first time, Clifford comes bounding out of his doghouse. This is directly contradictory to the events of "Welcome to the Doghouse," which shows Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman (among many others) helping to build Clifford his doghouse in honor of all the great things he's done around the island.
In "Little Clifford," Mr. Howard comments that if Clifford keeps growing, he'll have to buy a new collar for him. In fact, Clifford does keep growing, yet his collar seems to grow with him, since at no point does Clifford ever get a new collar.
Firechief Campbell: I'll be doggone. That big dog put out the fire.
Firechief Campbell: Looks like somebody didn't put out their campfire very well. I just hope we have enough water to stop it.
Mr. Bleakman: That mammoth mutt is going to be nothing but trouble.
Jetta: Your dog is too big. I don't think he belongs on our island.
Jetta: His name is Machiavelli. He's the biggest, bravest, fastest dog on the island.
Mr. Howard: There it is, Caroline. The Seashell.
Caroline: Isn't it exciting, Mark? Our very own shop.
Emily Elizabeth: Are you okay?
Mail-carrier: (scared) Y-yes. I'm fine.
Emily Elizabeth: Okay, have a good day!
Emily Elizabeth: Sometimes people decide how they feel about someone before they get to know them.
Mr. Howard: We're the Howards. I'm Mark and this is my wife Caroline.
Emily Elizabeth: Clifford, you're not a small, red puppy anymore. You're a big, red dog.
Mr. Howard: Clifford, if you keep growing like this, I'm going to have to get you a new collar.
Emily Elizabeth: I'm sorry, Mom. Clifford didn't mean to cause trouble. He just got kinda scared with all those people in there.
Mr. Howard: This little guy can fit just about anywhere. Hope he doesn't get into trouble.
Mr. Howard: We got this collar before you picked little Clifford. I hope it fits.
Emily Elizabeth: That little red dog is so cute. He's the one I want.
Mr. Bradley: Oh, I don't know, Emily Elizabeth. That's the runt of the litter.
Emily Elizabeth: My favorite memory starts when I was just a little girl, living in an apartment in the big city. I didn't have a dog, but I wanted one more than anything in the whole world.
The episode "Little Clifford" is adapted from two stories: "Clifford the Small Red Puppy" and "Clifford's Puppy Days".
Clifford executive producer and creator/developer Deborah Forte stated that PBS/Scholastic received a lot of positive mail about "Little Clifford" and that it was one of two episodes which led to the spinoff Clifford's Puppy Days.
"Welcome to Birdwell Island" also appears in some online listings as "Welcome to Birdwell."
Emily Elizabeth's Mom's first name is mentioned several times in these episodes. It's Caroline.
Neither T-Bone nor Cleo have speaking parts in "Little Clifford" or "Welcome to Birdwell Island" and their voice actors are not credited. Mac has no speaking roles, other than a bit of barking, yet his voice actor Cam Clarke is credited for Mac, rather than his role as Mr. Mark Howard in these episodes. Clifford has no speaking parts in "Little Clifford," but does speak "Welcome to Birdwell Island." Tony Plana is credited for the character "Victor Pedro," although Victor and Pedro are actually two separate characters in "Welcome to Birdwell Island."
Barry Hawkins is credited as Baz Hawkins.
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