Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 1 Episode 1

My Best Friend / Cleo's Fair Share

Aired Unknown Sep 04, 2000 on PBS
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"My Best Friend"

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

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Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Machiavelli and Mr. Mark Howard

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Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Ms. Debbie Carrington

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T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson


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