Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 1 Episode 26

The Kibble Crook / Screaming for Ice Cream

Aired Unknown Jul 12, 2001 on PBS
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The Kibble Crook / Screaming for Ice Cream
"The Kibble Crook"

T-Bone's gone over to Cleo's but Cleo seems to be out for the moment. She does, however, have what seems to be some extremely delicious dog food in her dish. T-Bone tries to hold himself. He figures he can sit, wait for Cleo to get back and then he'll ask to taste her new dog food. It's a good idea, but it's almost like the dog food is calling him (the bowl appears to glow) and pretty soon he decides he'll take just one more small taste. Taking his small taste, however, he actually ends up consuming the entire dish! Mac comes and wants to know what's in the bowl. He sees that it's empty and comments that it smells like something really good was in there. Clifford and Cleo show up and Cleo offers to let them try her new dog food... only to find that it's gone! Cleo's pretty mad about this. She wonders who took it. Mac decides that there must have been a crook who took it. T-Bone decides to go with this. Thinking fast, he says that he saw a dog heading down towards the docks. He tries to get them to forget it, saying that it was a pretty big dog, but that argument is quashed quickly, after all, what dog is bigger than Clifford? They go out in search of the "kibble crook," while T-Bone tags along, noting grimly to himself that they're not going to find anything. Down at the docks, they search and T-Bone hears some sort of barking. It's coming from some crates. They open the crates, but find that they only contain stuffed toy dogs. Obviously they aren't the kibble crooks. T-Bone suggests that they give up, after all, it was only a little dog food. Cleo doesn't want to forget it. It was her dog food and she wants to find who took it. Based on a tip from Mac, they head for some caves. Mac notes that a crook needs a good hiding spot. Cleo and Mac start to head in, but then T-Bone convinces them that he should go in after the kibble crook himself. T-Bone goes in. Outside, Clifford starts to worry and begins pacing. He feels that they should go in after T-Bone. But Cleo and Mac just get annoyed at his pacing and wish he'd calm down. Inside the cave, T-Bone is left alone with his conscience, as well as a bad cartoon echo effect. He knows that he's the one who ate the dog food and so he's not going to find anyone in there. Just as the others are about to come in after him, he comes out and he admits that he is, in fact, the "kibble crook." He apologizes and Cleo is upset, but only for about two seconds. Then she forgives him. All she really wanted was an apology. Cleo offers to take the dogs back to her to her house to try her new dog food. T-Bone gets excited again and his stomach rumbles. Everyone laughs.

"Screaming for Ice Cream"

Emily Elizabeth and Charley are playing hockey by Samuel's restaurant. It's a makeshift "street hockey" game, using broomsticks and a garbage-can lid. They lid flies toward Clifford, who sends it back in, narrowly missing Samuel, who's just coming out of his store. Samuel tells Charley that he has to go to see Dr. Miyoris. Seems he needs new eyeglasses. Charley offers to watch over his ice cream shop while he's gone. Samuel's reluctant at first, but finally agrees and tells him that if he has any problems, he should ask Pedro for help. After Samuel leaves, customers start coming. Emily Elizabeth thinks maybe they should turn them away until Samuel gets back, but Charley says that it's no problem, he's helped operate the ice cream machine before and knows how to use it. Suddenly, a whole busload of tourists appear. Charley's exciting, now they're going to "do some business." He enlists Emily Elizabeth's and then the dogs' help to keep up with the stream. Cleo delivers the ice cream on a tray and T-Bone collects the money (all coins) in a hat. Clifford uses his ear to fan the patrons, since it's a hot day. Then something goes wrong with the ice cream machine. The stick used to operate gets stuck in place and the ice cream starts pouring down. Charley doesn't know what to do, but one thing he doesn't do is ask Pedro. The ice cream starts flowing like crazy, covering the entire dock area. Clifford and friends try to help out by consuming the ice cream, but the flow is so massive that even they can't keep up. Emily Elizabeth tries to get Charley to get Pedro, but Charley says that he can deal with it on his own. Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford, but even all of Clifford's strength can't push the lever down. Charley then tries to collect the ice cream in a garbage-can lid, but it's way too much and that overflows almost instantly. Samuel gets back and is really annoyed with what he sees. Mainly, he wants to know why Charley didn't ask Pedro for help. The ice cream machine has malfunctioned this way before and all you have to do is push the handle upwards a bit and then push it back down. Pedro would have known that, but Charley wouldn't, since Samuel's never shown him. Charley's learned his lesson, but there's still the ice cream to clean up. He and Emily Elizabeth are handed a mop and bucket. The dogs try to help too, although they're absolutely stuffed with ice cream. It would seem that Clifford's the only one who's not stuffed. In fact, he kind of hoped they would spill some more. When Samuel notes that Emily Elizabeth and Charley missed a spot while cleaning up, Clifford is quick to lick it up.moreless

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  • "Screaming for Ice Cream" is about how Emily and Charley say that they don't need any help managing Charley's father's ice cream store. But trouble starts brewing when the ice cream machine goes haywire!moreless

    This is the stupidest episode of Clifford the Big Red Dog out there. For one thing, there is no way a machine that small could make a sea of ice cream. That's ridiculous! It needs to be refilled sometime or other. Another thing, any machine like that would have a plug. Just unplug it! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh! I hate this damn episode!
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