Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 1 Episode 2

Special Delivery / A Ferry Tale

Aired Unknown Sep 04, 2000 on PBS
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"Special Delivery"

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

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Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Machiavelli and Mr. Mark Howard

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T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson

Samuel/Mr. Carson

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Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg

Mrs. Violet Bleakman

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