Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 1 Episode 27

New Dog in Town / Get Well

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Aired Unknown Jul 13, 2001 on PBS
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New Dog in Town / Get Well
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"New Dog in Town"

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.

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"Get Well"

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

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