Clifford the Big Red Dog

Season 2 Episode 15

Vaz Goes Down the Tubes / Cyber Puppy Problems

Aired Unknown Oct 23, 2002 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • When Vaz mentions that he was watching the "Couch Potato Channel," close-captioning reads the "Coach Potato channel."

  • Quotes

    • Jetta: Oh, my sweet Maccy-waccy! I am so proud of you for trying to keep Cybo from going in the water. But Cybo is just a toy. I can always get another toy, but there's only one Mac, and I love you!

    • Vendor: Oh, wait! The paper is free, not the newsstand!

    • Mac: Guys, I've made an important decision. It's time I show Jetta that Cybo's not the most amazing dog in the world, I am.

    • Mac: Did you see that? That dog can do everything. No wonder she's so crazy about him.

    • Jetta: (excitedly) Come on, Cybo. Come on boy. (normal voice) Come on, Mac.

    • Jetta: It's a Cybo Pet, the most amazing electronic dog ever invented.
      Mac: (meekly) Woof.

    • Clifford: I don't think he can hear me. I'll have to bark louder. Ow! Whoo-ooh-ooh!
      Emily Elizabeth: Hey, Clifford is singing.
      Charley: He's good.
      Jetta: Good and loud.

    • Clifford: Wow, it seems like Vaz hardly ever comes outside anymore. Hey, maybe if I start playing, he'll come out and join me.

    • Emily Elizabeth: I can't believe Vaz isn't here yet. He loves doing these kinds of projects.
      Jetta: He doesn't like doing anything anymore except watching TV.

    • Vaz: Whacka-whacka-doo!
      Charley: Whacka-whacka-what?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Vaz: Whacka-Whacka-Doo
      There are a lot of references in "Vaz Goes Down the Tubes" to satellite channels and TV shows. The Brody Brood is a reference to The Brady Brunch, I Love Susie is a reference to I Love Lucy and the "Reruns Galore" channel on which he was watching them is probably a reference to the channel TVLand. Jerry Bouncer is a parody on Jerry Springer. The Learn and Know Channel is most likely a reference to TLC. (The Learning Channel) The Food Fare Channel is a parody on the Food Network and Cooking With Gassy could be a refernce to Cooking With Emeril. "New Boys in the Alley" is a reference to the has-been band "New Kids on the Block." Finally, Captain Larry's Clubhouse is most likely a reference to Captain Kangaroo.

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