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Cleo and T-Bone are staring at a giant sign on a new store on Birdwell Island. It features a huge dog and they wonder what dog other than Clifford could be that big. Then, a voice coming from a show says that it's him. It turns out that the "big" dog is actually a very small dog. The sign was just made to make him look big. Then, Clifford comes along, sees the sign and wonders where the really big dog is. Cleo has fun letting Clifford wonder for a bit and then introduces him to the new dog, whose name is Frankie. Frankie thinks that Clifford is very big, while Clifford thinks that Frankie is very small. They ask if he wants to play with him and he agrees. So they go to the forest to play hide-and-seek, although Frankie has a little trouble getting atop Clifford to ride him. At the forest, Cleo is "it." She quickly finds Clifford (who can never hide well due to his small size) and she finds T-Bone quickly as well. Frankie, however, is hiding up in a tree and so Cleo can't find him. Clifford can, however, since the tree is about right at his eye-level. Frankie says that Clifford is a great finder and he wishes he could be like him. They all go over to Clifford's, where they get a drink of a water from Clifford's huge dish. Clifford has no problem lapping out of it and Cleo and T-Bone are able to reach it too. But Frankie is so small that he just can't seem to get up to it to drink out of it. He ends up falling into it and starts swimming around it. Afterwards, everyone has to go home for dinner. The next day, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone return to the shoe store, hoping to play with Frankie. T-Bone and Cleo bark to get his attention, but it's not until Clifford barks that he finally hears them and comes out. He asks if he seems any taller and we see that he's wearing some makeshift stilts. He explains that he wants to be big like Clifford so he can run fast and be good at hide-and-seek and other things. The gang's not really sure why he needs to be like Clifford, but they think they know a way to make him bigger. Sheriff Lewis got T-Bone some new dog food which is supposed to make dogs big and strong. They'll have hi eat a whole bunch of that. They go over to Sheriff Lewis's, but since Sheriff Lewis isn't there, they have to try to squeeze in through a partially opened window. Clifford certainly can't do it and Cleo and T-Bone can't fit through either. It would seem that only Frankie can. He squeezes in and goes in and eats a whole bunch of the dog food. He eats so much that when it's time to exit again out the window, it's a tight squeeze. It would seem that the dog food did make him bigger- in the belly. They discuss the situation and tell Frankie that he doesn't need to be big like Clifford. He's good at a lot of things, like hide-and-seek and squeezing through small windows. He's just the right size for him.
"Getting to Know You"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing freeze-tag. Cleo is determined to win and eventually she does, but it takes her longer than usual. As they talk, Clifford and T-Bone remember a time when they had difficulty playing together. It was when Clifford first came to the island. They had made friends with each other, but they weren't sure how to play with each other. On the first day, when they went to play fetch, Clifford was so fast that T-Bone kept getting left behind. And when T-Bone tried to show Clifford a shortcut, Clifford couldn't fit through. They eventually made it, but their fetch game proved problematic. Clifford got a huge stick which there was no way T-Bone could fetch. Then, T-Bone asked him to throw it far and he threw it way farther than T-Bone could reasonably be expected to go. So T-Bone had a try at it, but his stick was really small and he couldn't even throw it the length of Clifford himself. Next, they tried to go to the beach. But they weren't able to really do anything because Clifford went way far out into the beach, whereas T-Bone couldn't go very far at all without the water being too deep for him. Then, Clifford had to leave to pick up Emily Elizabeth from school. They agreed to play with each other the next day. As T-Bone is walking along, he runs into Mac. Mac says that he's seen T-Bone playing with the new dog, Clifford. He doesn't understand how they can play together, with Clifford being so big. They're just so different from each other. In any case, he doesn't have time to worry about it, as he's going to a dog show. He's after the prize of "best tail in show." As Mac walks on, T-Bone thinks about what he said. He and Clifford are different and so maybe they should try different ways of playing. So, the next day, they play fetch again, only this time when Clifford throws the stick, T-Bone hops on his back and rides most of the way to it and then T-Bone goes after it. And they go to the beach, T-Bone rides on Clifford and pretends to be a ship captain. Back in the present, Cleo comments that their story would make a great book. Then, Sheriff Lewis comes out with a giant tire. He says he's sure they'll all come up with a good way to play with it together.moreless
Emily Elizabeth and her friends are all very involved with soccer. Their team, the Birdwell Island Birds, is on a roll and the big soccer championship is coming on Sunday morning. Emily Elizabeth has to tell Clifford some bad news. She can't give him his Saturday bath until Sunday afternoon because of the soccer championship. Clifford understands. Still, he sees how busy he is and wants to help her out. So he gets out the garden hose so he can give himself a bath. Cleo and T-Bone come along and see what he's doing. But at first, they think that the hose is attacking Clifford and try to attack it back. Then, Clifford tells them what he's doing. Cleo says that she can help out, as no one knows more about her than baths. She sees three bottles set out on a table in the yard. We saw earlier that these are bottles of tie-dye paint that Emily Elizabeth and Charley are using to make t-shirts for the soccer team. But the dogs don't know this. They think that they're some kind of new shampoo that Emily Elizabeth was going to use on Clifford. So Cleo puts on the first one, which is blue, very blue. She thinks that it must be the shampoo. T-Bone and Cleo rub it all over him and now Clifford's back-end is blue. Cleo says that's the way it's supposed to be and it'll go away once she puts the "slippery stuff" on. She goes for the second tie-dye color, which is yellow. Clifford says that it tickles. But now, instead of being just blue, Clifford's back-end is blue and yellow. Cleo says now that it'll go away when she applies the third bottle, which is the "fruity, stinky, smelly stuff." But it's just green tie-dye, which makes Clifford's back end a tie-dye combination of blue, yellow and green. Clifford sees it and realizes that although he was trying to help Emily Elizabeth, he's just created more work for her. Not wanting to upset her, though, he decides to try to hide it until Sunday evening. Charley and Emily Elizabeth return and do the tie-dye t-shirts. Later on, every time that Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford, he comes up with different ways to keep her from seeing the tie-dye. When she calls him to eat his dog food, Clifford scurries over with his doghouse on top of him to eat it and then scurries back when he's finished. Emily Elizabeth finds this funny. Finally, on the morning of the big soccer match, Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford over to her and the soccer team. Clifford tries to keep anyone from seeing the tie-dye, but he's so big that it just can't be avoided. Emily Elizabeth realizes that Clifford must have gotten into the tie-dye paints. She's not sure how he got tie-dyed like he is now, but says that there isn't anything she can do to help him. He's just going to have to wait for his fur to grow out in a few weeks. Everyone seems to like the tie-dye, though and so Clifford is enlisted as a mascot for the Birdwell Birds soccer team.
Emily Elizabeth's class is having a talent show. Jetta was the winner of the previous year's talent show and she's working hard on perfecting her baton-twirling act for this year. Emily Elizabeth is singing, Dan and Charley are doing a comedy routine and Vaz is going to perform magic tricks. There's only one person in Emily Elizabeth's class who hasn't signed up to do something: Mary. Ms. Carrington asks her if she wants to sign up, but Mary says she'd rather not. Emily Elizabeth wonders why Mary doesn't want to sign up. Jetta says that Mary is just to shy to sign up. She tried to play the piano last year, but she wasn't able to do it. Later, Emily Elizabeth is walking along when she hears some beautfiul music. She investigates the source and finds that it's coming from Mary's house. Mary stops playing and Emily Elizabeth encourages her to keep going. She tries again, but starts playing off-key. Emily Elizabeth and Mary talk. Mary says that she'd like to perform in the talent show, but she gets nervous because of all the people watching. Emily Elizabeth says that she knows what it's like. She used to have stage-fright too. But her Dad told her to just imagine that she's performing for one friend instead of the entire audience. So now she imagines that she's just performing for Clifford. She offers to partner up with Mary. They would be great together, Emily Elizabeth could sing and Mary could play the piano. Finally, it's the evening of the talent show. Jetta twirls her baton expertly. Charley and Dan do their comedy routine, which is the old routine between a waiter and a cusotmer with the line about the fly doing the backstroke. Vaz comes on and does his magic. He makes a bird appear and then asks for a volunteer. Emily Elizabeth volunteers. He locks her in a box and makes it look like she's been cut into three pieces. His performance ends and he heads of stage, wheeling off Emily Elizabeth, still in the box. Now offstage, he makes a startling discovery, he can't find the key to unlock the cage! This is bad, as Emily Elizabeth and Mary have just been called to perform. Emily Elizabeth encourages Mary to go on without her. At first, Mary doesn't want to, but Emily Elizabeth reminds her to just pretend she's performing in front of one friend. So she goes out and at first starts slow. But then she picks up playing the piano and also begins singing. It's the "If I Ever Need a Friend" pop song from "Fan Mail." She sings well, well enough to earn the first place trophy. Jetta comments that next year, she'll just have to twirl two batons.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are watching one of the favorite TV programs on a store television. It's The Adventures of Rexington: Dog of the Yukon. The content of this program is pretty typical of this type of program. Rexington is a hero dog, who's always saving the day. He does this at the end of this episode. After the show, an advertisement comes on. It's for "Mighty Snackies," the dog food that Rexington eats on the show. Once again, it's fairly typical of that type of advertising. The advertising promises that the dog food has a "fireworks of flavor" and that by eating it that your dog can have the same mighty power as Rexington. Clifford and T-Bone are hooked pretty quickly when they hear this line. Cleo is a bit more skeptical, but she's quickly hooked when she sees the dogs on the ad who are having such fun eating the dog food. As if all of that weren't enough, there's also a parody jingle of some dogs singing "Mighty Snackies, Mighty Snackies, Mighty Snackies," so on, so on. Also, there's a billboard for the new dog food right near the store. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone all head to Clifford's (which is rather close to the store), where they see that Mr. Bleakman next door is watching TV. The commercials are on it and it just so happens to be the dog food commercial again. The jingle plays once again. Really excited about this food, the dogs all start thinking about ways to get some. So when Emily Elizabeth comes out, they lead her towards the billboard and Cleo and T-Bone sort of point towards it. Emily Elizabeth quickly catches on that they want to try the dog food. So, she says she'll ask for parents if it's okay. It is okay and it's not long before the order comes in. The truck arrives and Clifford's huge dish is filled with the stuff. The dogs, all very excited, quickly dig in. At first, they're still excited. T-Bone says that he now has "mighty power" and tries to fly. But instead, he just ends up hitting the ground. He wonders if maybe he needs to eat more of it. But the dogs are beginning to catch on. They really don't feel any different then they do eating normal dog food. Worse, it doesn't really taste any better than regular dog food either. They wonder why they would say all of that stuff on the commercial if it's not true. They also wonder about the fact that Rexington eats it and he's so powerful. They decide that maybe Rexington is just powerful anyway and the dog food doesn't really do anything. They just said those things on the commercial to get them to buy it. They decide that from now on, they'll think about what's being said before they get excited about something just based on a commercial. That, however, still leaves the problem of the dog food. Emily Elizabeth's parents bought something like two tons of the stuff. Clifford decides that they'll just eat it. After all, it's not bad. It's just not any more exciting than regular dog food. As they continue to eat, Clifford burps. Cleo asks if he burped and Clifford says that perhaps it was an "explosion of flavor." But he's just kidding, it really was a burp.
T-Bone is anxiously waiting for the ferry to come in. His friend, Hamburger, is coming to visit the island. T-Bone and Hamburger were friends before T-Bone ever met Clifford, but Burger moved away. Cleo comes and T-Bone tells Clifford and T-Bone about how Burger moved away. We're taken back to the past, where Burger and T-Bone are playing. One of their favorite games is to try to sneak up on each other without the other one seeing. Hamburger is a palette swap of T-Bone, he looks like T-Bone except his fur is white with patches like T-Bone's. As theyr'e playing, they hear Hamburger's human, Deputy Wilson, talking to Sheriff Lewis. Sheriff Lewis says to Deputy Wilson that he can hardly believe that he and Hamburger are going away. But since T-Bone and Hamburger don't hear everything, they think that Hamburger and Deputy Wilson are just going to be going on vacation or something. T-Bone comes to a new part of the story, when they found out the truth. The two are playing at the sheriff's office/prison. Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Wilson are out for the time being. T-Bone is small enough that he's able to go in and out of the prison bars by simply going through the cracks between them. Hamburger tries this too and is able to get through. But when he tries to get out, he's stuck. So they both have to wait until Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Wilson get back. When they return, Hamburger is freed. Apparently, this is something that has happened before. Then, Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Wilson talk about Deputy Wilson's moving away. This time, Hamburger and T-Bone hear the whole conversation. Upset by the thought of having to leave each other, they come up with a plan. T-Bone says that Hamburger can come and live at his place. This works okay, until Hamburger realizes that he'd be without his human and he doesn't want to do that. So T-Bone suggests that he go with Hamburger. But that doesn't work either because he doesn't want to leave Sheriff Lewis. The two come up with a new plan, to try to hide Deputy Wilson's suitcase. He can't leave without that. But in trying to hide it, they inadvertently end up delivering it right into his hands. Out of options, the two accept their fate. On the day that Deputy Wilson and Hamburger leave, T-Bone can't find Hamburger anywhere and he worries that he won't have one last chance to say behind. But then Hamburger sneaks up on him from behind, just like always. Deputy Wilson promises T-Bone that they'll come back and visit. Deputy Wilson and Hamburger leave on the ferry. As they leave, another ferry comes in. It's carrying Clifford. Hamburger comments on how big Clifford is and T-Bone's flashback sequence ends. He says that he thought he'd never make any new friends after Hamburger left, but he did, Clifford and Cleo. Finally, the ferry arrives and T-Bone doesn't see Hamburger anywhere. He's worried that maybe he didn't come. But then Hamburger sneaks up on him from behind, just like old times.moreless
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are walking along when they notice a dog they've never seen before digging a hole in a yard. They go and talk to him and ask if they can play with him. They notice that the gate's closed and so maybe his owner doesn't want him leaving the yard. But he says that his owner probably just closed it by mistake and asks Clifford to dig a hole so he can get out. He says that his owner is visiting the island for a job. When asks his name, he gives them the name "Artie." Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone all tell him their names, but Artie seems more interested in calling them slick nicknames, such as "Curly" and "Red." Artie's human comes out of the house and he's not happy about Artie being outside of the yard. But Artie plays nice and his human says that "dogs will be dogs." Later, Artie comes to play with Clifford. Clifford agrees and looks for T-Bone and Cleo, but neither are around. Over at Cleo's house, Artie notices one of Cleo's porcupine squeak-toys and takes it, without Clifford seeing. He goes to the park with Clifford and then shows Clifford the toy. Clifford tells him that he shouldn't have taken the toy without asking Cleo. But Artie reasons that Cleo would have let him borrow the toy. The only reason he didn't ask was because she wasn't there. It's okay just as long as they return it before Cleo gets back. He convinces Clifford of this and they play with it. The plan goes wrong, though, as Cleo returns home before they're able to put it back. She starts looking for it and Clifford says to Artie that they should tell her that they were playing with it. But Artie doesn't want to do this. Instead, he hides the toy behind a tree and then says that he "found" it. Not knowing that Artie took it, Cleo thanks him for finding it. Clifford whimpers to himself. Later, Clifford finds Artie at a construction site. There's a big hole there and Artie tells Clifford that they should dig it up and make it even bigger. Clifford doesn't want to, but Artie talks him into it, saying that there could be some big bones down in it. So they start digging, but Clifford hits water, creating a huge, muddy mess. Then, the construction workers return to the site. Artie leaves, leaving Clifford there to take the blame and also covered in mud. Clifford talks with Cleo and T-Bone. T-Bone doesn't like Artie. Cleo tries to defend him, until Clifford tells her that he didn't find her hedgehog toy, he took it. Clifford's upset that he let Artie talk him into doing all the bad things. As they talk, Cleo and T-Bone are giving Clifford a bath. Artie comes and tries to them into turning on all the sprinklers in the yard, drenching it. Clifford lays down the law, saying that there are rules he has to play if he wants to play with them. At first, Artie leaves, calling Clifford a bore, but then he returns, thinking that maybe playing by the rules might be fun after all.
"Wedding Bell Blues"
Emily Elizabeth's class is gathered outside the classroom window, looking in. When Emily Elizabeth comes, Jetta tells her what it is they're looking at: their teacher Ms. Carrington has a boyfriend. They know because she told them. When they come in for class, Ms. Carrington introduces them to her boyfriend, whose name is Frank Williams. She met him at the beach when he was visiting the island last year. He's a botanist and has done research in places such as South America. He's actually here on Birdwell Island to study plants right now. But his main job is teaching. He's a college professor. Then, Ms. Carrington makes an announcement. They're getting married and she's going to be moving to the mainland. At first, the students think that it's going to be hard for her to have to come on the ferry to teach every day. That's when Ms. Carrington gives them the bad news. She's not going to be their teacher anymore. However, she's already met the new teacher, Mrs. Grumbly and she's a nice lady. She thinks they'll do okay with her. The class isn't so sure, especially with a name like Mrs. Grumbly. After school, talk focuses on what to expect from Mrs. Grumbly. Everyone's thinking seems to be worst-case scenario. Charley thinks that maybe she could be allergic to children. Jetta thinks maybe it's not that bad, but she could be allergic to dogs. Another scenario paints her as a drill instructor. She blows a really loud whistle and makes everyone salute and do what she tells them. Nobody's sure what she'll be like, but they all agree that it probably won't be good. That evening, Emily Elizabeth talks with Clifford in her doghouse. She's still trying to think about what things will be like with Mrs. Grumbly teaching. She finally decides that there's really no way to know until tomorrow. The next morning, everyone is waiting anxiously, watching as Ms. Carrington clears out her things for the classroom. Then, Mrs. Grumbly arrives. Their fears seem to be coming true when she sneezes. But it was just one sneeze and she's not allergic to kids after all. She says that she's still getting used to the fresh island air. She used to teach someplace far, far away. She pulls out a whistle and now it seems like the drill-instructor scenario is coming true. But it turns out she just uses it for soccer. This impresses Charley. Mrs. Grumbly, having talked to Ms. Carrington, is able to figure out who Charley is, as well as Jetta. She also soon figures out who Emily Elizabeth is and asks to meet her dog, Clifford. She does and Clifford, as usual, is a lot of fun. Everyone enters the class, except for Emily Elizabeth, who's staying behind to help Mrs. Grumbly out, since Ms. Carrington had told her that Emily Elizabeth is the best helper in the class. Mrs. Grumbly admits to Emily Elizabeth that she was a bit scared to meet Clifford, as she had heard about how big he was and thought he might be scary. But now that she's met him, she thinks he's a lot of fun. Emily Elizabeth realizes that it wasn't right for all of them to judge Mrs. Grumbly before they met her. And so she and Mrs. Grumbly go inside so everyone can get to know each other better.moreless
Clifford's a big dog and to a lot of people around the island, he's a big help. His large size is often an advantage in helping people out and T-Bone, noticing this, says that he wishes he could be big like Clifford so he can be helpful too. Clifford, however, says that he doesn't think size has anything to do with being helpful. So T-Bone, along with Cleo, start looking around for ways that they can be helpful. They find Mr. Bleakman and start helping him to pack for a vacation he's going on. He's trying to pack a ton of things, but he just can't seem to fit them all in. Cleo and T-Bone are quite helpful, but then a wind gust causes a bunch of Mr. Bleakman's underwear to blow into a tree. Cleo and T-Bone can't reach, so it's Clifford to save the day. Still, Cleo and T-Bone are happy when Mr. Bleakman says that they helped out. (Even though it seems like he's possibly being sarcastic.) Cleo and T-Bone go in search of more ways to help out. They end up at Cleo's place, where Mrs. Diller has an infestation of crows in her garden. Cleo and T-Bone try to scare them off, but instead, a huge murder of them gathers. Clifford comes and is able to blow them away. T-Bone's beginning to think maybe you really do have to be big to help out. Clifford tells Cleo and T-Bone that he's going down to the beach and wishes them good luck in finding more ways to help out. The two come across kittens Billy and Betty, who are stuck way up in a tree. Their immediate impulse is to go and get Clifford, but he's too far away. So they have to come up with their own plan. By making climbing down into a game, T-Bone and Cleo are able to talk them down. T-Bone realizes that you really don't have to be big to be a big help.
"The Trouble With Kittens"
Clifford is in his yard when he hears the meowing of kittens Billy and Betty. He soon realizes that their presence could be a problem, as they've chosen Mr. Bleakman's yard as their place to play. Worse, they're in his flower garden and Mr. Bleakman doesn't like anyone in his flowers. So Clifford works discreetly to try and get them out. Mr. Bleakman catches him in his yard, but Clifford puts on a show of just smelling the flowers. Mr. Bleakman doesn't seem upset and kindly asks Clifford to leave the yard now, so he can get some work done. Back in his own yard, Clifford tells the kittens that Mr. Bleakman's yard is off-limits for playing and asks them to play in his yard. He figures he'll just have to watch them and make sure they stay put. He watches them from his doghouse and tries to keep a good eye on them, but he can't stay awake and drifts off. While sleeping, he has a dream off them all being on an island and Billy and Betty departing on a raft to go play at Mr. Bleakman's. He wakes up and finds that Cleo and T-Bone have come, but Billy and Betty are nowhere in sight. They're back at Mr. Bleakman's! Things are getting a bit more complicated now, but T-Bone and Cleo are willing to help Clifford to get the mischievous kittens back out of Mr. Bleakman's yard. After a wild chase, they seem to have the two kittens in Clifford's grasp. There's another encounter with Mr. Bleakman and this time, Mr. Bleakman is a bit less kind about asking Clifford to leave. Then... trouble. Although they thought they had Billy and Betty, they've escaped again! The two race through Mr. Bleakman's yard, creating a huge mess of muddy pawprints, turning on a water sprinkler and various other trouble. Then, they end up flying into the pockets of a pair of Mr. Bleakman's pants, hanging on a line. Mr. Bleakman sees Clifford trying to stop the water from the sprinkler. He blames him for the huge mess in the yard. But Mrs. Bleakman objects that Clifford couldn't have caused the mess. She points out a birdseed feeder that's been disturbed, but which Clifford is way, way too large to fit through. She also points out the muddy pawprints - they're very small, way too small to be Clifford's. And finally, she points out Mr. Bleakman's pants and they find the kittens. Mr. Bleakman realizes his error and says that he needs to get the kittens back to where they belong. Afterwards, Mr. Bleakman apologizes to Clifford, saying that he's sorry he blamed him without knowing all the facts. He then presents Clifford with a surprise - a huge stack of tummy yummies... and underneath them, Billy and Betty.moreless
It's a rainy day outside and Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are all playing games inside Clifford's doghouse. Cleo's getting really bored, as T-Bone's now doing the same game of "who has the bone?" for what seems like the fifty millionth time. She's really bored and wants to do something else. She wishes it would stop raining. Clifford says that they could tell a story. He starts the story by saying that he's on his way to pick up Emily Elizabeth from school. Cleo yawns loudly and pretends to go to sleep. But then Clifford says that he's going to pick her up in his new yellow car. Now, Cleo starts getting interested. She joins in and changes the car's color to purple and makes herself the driver. T-Bone joins in too, appearing in the passenger's seat and making himself a noble king. Cleo tells him that he may think that she's the driver, but she's actually the queen. And the two make Clifford a brave knight. They have a bit of an argument at first over what color Clifford's helmet should be - blue or green. They argue for a bit, until finally Clifford suggests that they make it yellow. Both agree. The plot returns to Clifford's picking up Emily Elizabeth. He says that Emily Elizabeth was kidnapped by a mean ogre and is now being held in his castle. So, the group heads for the castle. On the way there, they create flying pigs, who are the castle guards. After another Cleo/T-Bone argument, the pigs also end up being yellow, but with blue hair. The gang comes up with a clever trick to evade them and is soon on their way to the castle. They're just about to go face the giant ogre, when Mac comes into the doghouse. At first, they're so engrossed in the story, that they think that Mac is the ogre. Then, they realize it's just Mac. They explain what they're doing and Mac joins in, taking on the part of the ogre. In the story, Cleo distracts the ogre and gets him to chase her, while T-Bone gets the attention of the flying pigs. This leaves Clifford to enter the castle. There he finds Emily Elizabeth, trapped in a hanging cage and frees her. Finally, the sun appears outside, but Mac, Cleo and T-Bone are so caught up in the story, they don't want to go outside. Then, Clifford tells them that the great thing about stories is that you can tell them anywhere. And so they all go out in the sun to continue their storytelling fun.
It's a very hot day on Birdwell Island and everyone is looking for things to do. The local weatherman comes on TV, talking about what a hot day it is and recommending that everyone only use electricity if at all necessary. However, no one seems to be listening. Vaz is engrossed in some computer learning software. Mary is trying to play a video game. Jetta has to watch after her brother Cosmo and is try to keep him entertained with a video. And everyone else is using electricity in some way to keep themselves entertained. The failure to heed the meteorologist's warning leads to an island-wide power outage. This creates problems for everyone, but Mr. Bleakman seems to have all the answers. One of the immediate problems is that without power, area traffic lights are out. Mr. Bleakman says that he was a kid, there were no traffic lights. Instead, they just had signs. In this vein, Clifford becomes a giant sign and directs traffic at a major intersection. One of his paws is painted green and he holds it up when it's okay for motorists to go and holds up his other, unpainted paw when they need to stop. Finally, Sheriff Lewis gets traffic under control. This leaves Mr. Bleakman to solve other problems. For example, Vaz complains that without power, he can't use his educational software about forests on his computer. Mr. Bleakman says that when he was a kid, if he wanted to learn about something, he got a book. So Vaz goes to the library. Mary comes along and complains that her video game won't work without power. Mr. Bleakman says that when he was a kid, he played cards or board games. So Mary, along with Emily Elizabeth and Charley ask Mr. Bleakman if he'll play cards with them. Then, Jetta comes along, with Cosmo. She doesn't know what to do about Cosmo, as he's upset that he can't watch his video anymore. Emily Elizabeth tells Jetta that when Mr. Bleakman was a kid, they probably didn't have videos. Mr. Bleakman confirms this, but suggests that maybe Jetta could go down to the beach with Cosmo and act out a play or something. That evening, a lot of people on the island end up on the beach, spending time together with their friends and families. Then, lights go back on and Sheriff Lewis comes to say that the power's back on, so they can all go back home. But no one wants to leave. They say that they'll leave for a short while, to turn off things in their households that are taking up unnecessary electricity. But after that, they're returning to the beach. Sheriff Lewis, impressed, says that he might stop by himself. Emily Elizabeth comments to Clifford that when Mr. Bleakman was a kid, there were probably a lot of families and friends that spent time together at the beach and some things never change.moreless
Charley, Jetta and Emily Elizabeth are down at the docks with Clifford. Charley's fishing, but he hasn't gotten a bite yet. Then, his luck changes and he gets one! He reels it in! It's a big one! Emily Elizabeth's impressed and wants to know if Charley could teach her how to fish. He agrees. He'll help her tomorrow, as he has to help his Dad today. Jetta is made the same offer, but she doesn't really like the idea of fishing. The next day, Emily Elizabeth wakes up extra-early for her fishing lesson. But when she gets to the docks, Vaz is there with Charley. Vaz has a new toy plane and wants them to play with it. Emily Elizabeth still wants to go fishing, but Charley convinces her to watch Vaz fly his plane. So they head to the park to fly it. As they're flying, Vaz loses control and the plane starts heading for Jetta, who's coming in their direction. They yell at Jetta to look out. Clifford creates a wind, blowing away the plane from Jetta. They go and apologize to Jetta, but she's more worried about what Clifford did to her hair than the plane that was coming at her. She asks Emily Elizabeth what she's doing at the park. Isn't Charley supposed to be teaching her how to fish? Charley says that he's still going to do it... tomorrow. Later on, Emily Elizabeth is getting books about fishing from the library. She reads off the titles. There's The Airchair Fisherman. There's also Fishing For the Non-Fisher. Clifford barks his approval of this title. Finally, there's If At First You Don't Succeed, Fish, Fish Again. Jetta comes up and makes a comment about how it looks like Emily Elizabeth is teaching herself how to fish. Emily Elizabeth retorts that she just wants to get a head start. Jetta says anyway that if Charley doesn't come through, her Dad is setting up a swimming hole. She should come check it out. The next day comes and we see Emily Elizabeth and Charley, not fishing, but at the swimming hole. Emily Elizabeth explains that Charley heard about it and he just had to check it out. Jetta comments again that Charley's probably never going to teach her how to fish. Emily Elizabeth says that he will, tomorrow. Tomorrow comes around and Emily Elizabeth and Clifford are at the docks, by themselves. Emily Elizabeth notes that it would seem Charley isn't coming. She decides to go ahead with teaching herself how to fish. Using the help of one of the books, she hooks up bait and casts her line successfully. She settles in to wait for a bite. Meanwhile, Charley is over at the swimming hole. Jetta is pretty angry with him. She says that she'd knew he'd be there, even though he was supposed to teach Emily Elizabeth to fish. Charley says he'll teach her tomorrow. Jetta counters that that's what he said yesterday and the day before that. Charley realizes that he let Emily Elizabeth down. He goes off to make things right. At the docks, Charley apologizes for not upholding his promise. But he still wants to help. Emily Elizabeth says that that's great... as she thinks she has a bite! Charley encourages her to reel it in. She tries hard, with Clifford and Charley's help, but it's a strong fish and her line breaks. Down in the water, the fish swims off. Emily Elizabeth sees it, it's huge! Charley says that Emily Elizabeth doesn't need any help. She's now an official fisherman. She may not have caught any fish, but every fisherman has to have a story about "the big one that got away."
"No Baths For Cleo"
Mrs. Diller and Cleo are just returning home from a grooming at Mr. Kibble's. It's muddy and Mrs. Diller asks Cleo not to jump around in the mud since she just got groomed. But as soon as she goes inside, Cleo is all over the mud puddles. Mrs. Diller comes back out. Since Cleo is all dirty again, she's going to have to have a bath. Mrs. Diller gets her cleaned up. Cleo's not happy, as now she's all poofy. When Mrs. Diller goes back in, Cleo complains that it's not fair. Everytime she does something fun, she ends up having to have a "stupid bath." Or does she? She comes to a decision: she's never taken baths again! She gets a little crazy, jumping all over the mud puddles and hopping up and down singing "I'm never taking baths! I'm never taking baths!" She skips down the sidewalk singing this, when she notices a huge mud patch. It's perfect. She dives into and starts swimming around. Soon, Clifford and T-Bone come upon her. They wonder what she's doing. Isn't today her grooming day? She says that it is, but she doesn't have to worry about that anymore. She's never taking baths again. Clifford and T-Bone don't really have any comment about this. They just seem sort of puzzled. Then Cleo asks them to dive in. They do, and have a great time playing in the mud. Finally, it's time for Clifford to pick Emily Elizabeth up from school. He says that when she sees him, she's going to give him a bath for sure. T-Bone says that he has be heading home too. Cleo comments again and about never taking baths again. Once again, T-Bone and Clifford don't really have anything to say. Cleo stays in the mud patch, playing by herself. She notes that it's not really any fun without anyone else to play with. She figures Emily Elizabeth must be home by now. She heads for Clifford's, where Clifford is just finishing getting a bath. Emily Elizabeth rides down his back with a sponge and then hoses him off. Cleo laughs to herself from the sidewalk about how he's getting bath. She heads up to them and T-Bone soon joins. Cleo laughs at them again about how they got baths. But Clifford and T-Bone don't really seem to mind it. Clifford says that it's good to get clean after getting dirty because otherwise he gets all icky and sticky. Cleo, who's covered in mud, is starting to scratch. T-Bone talks about his bath. Sheriff Lewis got the water warm and bubbly for him. He played with his duck "Mr. Quacky" and Sheriff Lewis gave him a tummy rub. Cleo comments that tummy rubs are nice, but she still doesn't see the point of taking a bath. You're just going to get dirty again. She continues scratching. Then, T-Bone comments that he likes getting a bath because he gets to spend time with his human. Clifford notes that the humans seem to like it too. Cleo realizes that she never thought of it that way. By letting their humans give them baths, they're doing them a favor. And since Mrs. Diller is so nice to her, she's going to do something nice for her. Like taking a bath. Like, right now. She races off in a hurry, obviously very itchy. Back at home, she cleans herself off, commenting that she never realized before how nice it can be to get clean. Mrs. Diller comes outside and sees that Cleo's taking a bath. She says that she loves Cleo, no matter how dirty or clean she may be.moreless
It's the day of the Birdwell Island fair. The dogs (Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo) are there and they're hoping to snag some food. Since it's a carnival, there's going to be lots of concessions. They know that it's okay to eat anything that anyone drops on the ground. While they're scrounging treats, Mr. Bleakman is having a giant cookie wheeled in. He baked the entire thing himself and is planning to keep it hidden under a tent for unveiling later in the day. Once it's taken care of, he heads off with Mrs. Bleakman to check out the amusements. Mrs. Bleakman wonders if someone shouldn't stay and watch it, but Mr. Bleakman figures it should be all right. Clifford, Mac and T-Bone soon smell the cookie. They head in the direction of the smell, leading to the tent. The head inside and see the cookie. Clifford notes that it's Clifford sized. T-Bone and Cleo note that it's neither on the ground nor headed that way though, so it's not okay for them to eat. They begin to leave, but they have to force Clifford out of the tent. They go off to play frisbee, but Clifford's mind isn't really on the game. He's still thinking about the cookie. He figures maybe that if he could just have a lick of it, then maybe he wouldn't want to eat it. Next thing, he's bounding for the cookie. And then, he ends up breaking off a piece off the top. With it now on the ground, Cleo and T-Bone claim it, sharing with Clifford of course. Clifford then suggests that if they ate around the edge of the cookie, no one would notice that anything happened to it. So they do so, but by the time they're done, there's barely any of it left. Worse, Clifford still thinks it looks lopsided. Finally, they end up consuming the entire thing. When Mr. Bleakman has the cookie revealed, everyone's surprised to see not the cookie, but Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo. Mr. Bleakman's obviously upset that Clifford ate his cookie, but Mrs. Bleakman suggests that it really wasn't Clifford's fault. Mr. Bleakman made such a great cookie that Clifford simply couldn't resist the temptation. Mr. Bleakman realizes that he shouldn't have left such a temptation around for such a big dog to eat.
Jetta receives a letter from her pen-pal Monique from the mainland. Her mother's coming over on a business trip on Tuesday and she's taking Monique along with her. This is great news, as Jetta will be able to meet Monqiue and spend a few hours with her. Elsewhere on the island, Emily Elizabeth, Vaz and Mary are making kites. Jetta comes by them. She's carrying a bag of groceries. She explains about Monique coming over. She also explains about how she's scheduled their day. We see that she's even gotten a timer to keep track of time. The timer is quite loud and its noise seems to give everyone a shock, including Clifford, who twists his ears in annoyance. Jetta babbles on about how she's even prepared a picnic lunch for Monique by herself, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Monique's favorite. No one seems too impressed with Jetta's schedule idea. The next day, Jetta meets Monique as she arrives on the ferry. They greet each other and start to head off for Jetta's first planned activity, collecting seashells at the beach. Then Monique sees Clifford. She's at first scared of him until Jetta explains that it's just Clifford. Emily Elizabeth comes along and chats with Monique a bit. This annoys Jetta, as they're starting to get off schedule. Emily Elizabeth suggests that they ride Clifford to the beach. They do this and Jetta's pleased, as it seems to have gotten them back on schedule. However, at the beach, Vaz and Charley are also there. They tell Jetta that there don't really seem to be any seashells around to collect. Jetta sugests that perhaps they just aren't looking in the right places. But to Jetta's frustration, they seem to be right. There are no seashells to be found anywhere on the beach. So instead, they end up getting into a splash fight with Vaz and Charley. This is fun at first, until Jetta realizes that her timer and the lunch she prepared for Monique have ended up in the water. She manages to salvage the timer, but the lunch is ruined. So Charley suggests they have fish and chips Jamaican style at his Dad's restaurant. They do so. Monique enjoys her lunch, saying that the peanut butter and banana sandwiches would have been okay, but the fish and chips are great. She doesn't have long to enjoy her lunch however as Jetta is soon dragging her (literally, by the arm) to her next scheduled activity: bike-riding. There's just one problem, it turns out her bike has a flat-tire. Worse, a bird picks up her timer and then drops it on the ground, breaking it. Monique doesn't really care about any of this though. She sees somebody flying a kite. It's Emily Elizabeth and friends, flying the kites they made the day before. Jetta's reluctant, kite-flying isn't on the schedule. But Monique runs off anyone and Jetta decides to go ahead. They enjoy their time kite-flying and without the timer, they lose track of time. It gets to be almost 4:00, the time when Monique's supposed to take the ferry home. They'll never make it in time... unless they take the "Clifford Express." They do so, and Monique makes her ferry. She thanks Jetta for a great day. It doesn't matter that it didn't go as Jetta scheduled it, she just enjoyed spending it with Jetta.moreless
Clifford's racing through town, obviously in a big hurry to get somewhere. His running causes a wind gust, transferring a group of hats on some pedestrians to other peoples' heads. They all laugh at this. Clifford reaches his destination, Emily Elizabeth's school, where we see why he was in such a big hurry - school is letting out... for the summer! It's summer vacation, and everybody is really excited. Emily Elizabeth is among the excited, she has all sorts of things that she wants to do, such as reading books to Clifford every night in his doghouse. However, things are moving very fast during summer vacation and Emily Elizabeth makes a bit of a mess of her room. Charley's Dad is taking everybody swimming and Emily Elizabeth is getting ready, but she can't find her bathing suit anywhere. She calls for Mom, but then eventually finds it on Clifford's nose. Mrs. Howard comments on what a mess Emily Elizabeth's room is and Emily Elizabeth says that she'll clean it later. While going swimming, Vaz takes some pictures of the gang. (As we learned in "When I Grow Up," Vaz wants to be a photographer someday.) Vaz gets the camera wet, which worries Emily Elizabeth, but Vaz isn't worried, it's a waterproof camera. Emily Elizabeth thinks that it's really neat and Vaz offers to let her borrow it for a few days, until the upcoming baseball game. Emily Elizabeth accepts the offer. Later in the week, Emily Elizabeth is searching through her room again. This time, she's lost Charley's softball. She doesn't find the softball, but she finds an old toy of Clifford's, a trash-can lid and takes it to the park for Clifford to play with. At the park, Charley and Vaz notice Clifford playing. Charley asks Emily Elizabeth if she found his softball and Emily Elizabeth is forced to admit that she didn't. Vaz also reminds her to bring back his camera the next day and Emily Elizabeth realizes that she's lost that too, although she doesn't say so. She asks them if they want to stay and play with Clifford, but what they really wanted to do was practice softball. They leave, Charley reminding Emily Elizabeth to bring the softball to the game tomorrow. Emily Elizabeth decides to head home. At home, she searches around for the softball and camera, but can't find them anywhere. In the meantime, Clifford is getting upset because Emily Elizabeth was supposed to come out and read to him. Emily Elizabeth makes a decision - she'll keep her promise to read to Clifford and then get up early in the morning to clean her room. The next morning, Clifford wakes up, wondering if Emily Elizabeth's cleaned her room. He peeks in her window. It's spotless and Emily Elizabeth's found the baseball and camera. Clifford takes her to the baseball practice. She's running a bit late, but Charley's happy to have his baseball and Vaz is happy to have his camera. He gets everybody together for the team photo and asks them to say "summer vacation." Emily Elizabeth, however, has a different idea and has them say "clean your room." They say "huh?" instead and Vaz snaps the picture, ending the episode.
Mac and T-Bone are playing soccer in Mac's backyard. The soccer ball careens when T-Bone hits it and knocks over a trash can. T-Bone wants to clean it up, but Mac doesn't think it's any big deal. He has T-Bone keep playing and all three trash cans end up getting knocked over. The soccer game ends when the soccer ball gets lost and T-Bone leaves. Mac, meanwhile, causes his own mess, knocking over a table in the front yard and mutilating one a rabbit-toy of Jettta's. Jetta comes out, sees the mess and gets upset with Mac. T-Bone overhears and thinks that Mac is getting in trouble for what he did. He heads back and starts apologizing, saying that he's going to clean up the garbage. Mac tries to explain that the garbage wasn't what Jetta was mad about, but T-Bone keeps interrupting and Mac gives up, saying that if it'll make T-Bone feel better to clean up the mess, go ahead. As T-Bone is cleaning, Cleo and Clifford are heading towards Mac's. They're playing "pirate Cleo" and Cleo notes that there are strange things going on at "pirate Mac's." They decide to "go ashore," where Cleo asks Mac why she isn't helping T-Bone clean. Mac explains about how T-Bone wanted to clean it himself. Cleo and Clifford decide to help T-Bone anyway and they soon have the entire yard cleaned. T-Bone heads off to go play with Cleo and Clifford, deciding to let Mac relax. As Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone head off, Jetta comes back outside. She's pleased that the yard is cleaned. Believing that Mac did it, she rewards him with a big bowl of tummy yummies. Then she looks for her soccer ball, but it's lost. She says that she'll give a big bowl of tummy yummies to the dog who can find it. Meanwhile, Cleo realizes that she lost her green-parrot toy at Mac's. T-Bone decides to head back and get it for her. That way, he can find out if Jetta has forgiven Mac yet. When T-Bone arrives, Mac hides his tummy yummies. Then he says that Jetta is still upset because they lost her soccer ball. He asks T-Bone if he could find it. T-Bone is more than happy to, while Mac sits back and secretly enjoys his Tummy Yummies. But then T-Bone falls into one of the trash cans while searching for the soccer ball and is nearly hurt. Mac finally admits that Jetta's not mad at him anymore. He explains that he tried to get T-Bone to stop, but T-Bone kept interrupting him. T-Bone notes that wasn't very nice. Mac apologizes to T-Bone, offering him the bowl of tummy yummies. T-Bone says that he should share them... with Clifford and Cleo since they helped clean. Mac says that he feels better, even if he's a little hungry and they both laugh about that.moreless
Emily Elizabeth and her friends are on the field playing soccer. One of them makes a good play, to which Vaz says "whacka-whacka-doo!" Emily Elizabeth recognizes that, it's a phrase from an old show called The Brody Brood. She wonders where he heard it, as that show hasn't been on in ages. It turns out Vaz got satellite TV and saw the show on the Reruns Galore channel. Jetta asks for more playing and less talking. They go back to the game, but when Vaz is up to make a play, he lets the ball hit on the head. He was staring at his watch and not paying attention. He says he has to leave because it's almost two o'clock. Jerry Bouncer is reuniting long-lost friends on his talk show. (Agent0042's rude note - Vaz's parents let him watch that trash?) Looks like that's the end of the game. The next day, Emily Elizabeth and Charley stop by Vaz's house. He shows them his new satellite dish. It gets over 632 channels. He's also rather tired, he watched twelve shows last night on twelve different channels. Emily Elizabeth and Charley don't really care. They want him to come to the park with him. He says he will, in a while. He wants to watch a show called Building Your Own Geodesic Dome. Later, at the park, everyone's mad because Vaz isn't there and he was supposed to bring the snacks. Then Vaz shows up, with a snack called a "Super-Duper-Noodle-Doodle." He learned how to make it on the Food Fare Channel. It looks awful. Everyone just sort of passes it around, but nobody eats it. Vaz then heads back to his house to watch a three-hour block of The Incredible Polyester Man. He leaves, and Emily Elizabeth gives the sandwich one final look of disgust. The next day, everyone's working on a White House project, well, everyone except Vaz. He gets there and starts talking about a music video that's going to be on in an hour. He convinces everyone to go watch it. The next day, everyone agrees that the music video was really great. It's mentioned that they're repeating it and they figure that maybe that's why Vaz has once again no-showed. He was supposed to bring the white paint for the White House. Clifford heads to Vaz's house, where he's absorbed in TV, this time looking at a channel called the "Channel Channel." Clifford starts barking and playing to get his attention. His noise ends up causing the satellite dish to fall off the roof, interrupting Vaz's picture. Clifford gets it back on the roof just in time, but Vaz goes out to see what's going on. There, he notices the white paint and realizes he was supposed to be helping with the project. He has Clifford give him a ride and apologizes for being so late. Charley says that he's been watching too much TV. Vaz comes to the realization that, well, he has and agrees from now on to only watch his favorite programs. He offers after they're finished to go play flopperball with them in the park. Emily Elizabeth asks if he learned that on the Flopperball Channel. Vaz says that he didn't, he read it in a magazine. Everyone laughs and Clifford barks.
"Cyber Puppy Problems"
It's Jetta's birthday and she's having a party. She unwraps a present and then swipes all of her other presents to the ground. She's just gotten what she wanted most, a "Cybo Pet." She says that it's the most amazing electronic dog ever and decides to name him Cybo. The next day, Jetta's completely attached to her Cybo Pet. She's brought it to school and the dogs are staring it from outside the school window. Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo figure that Mac doesn't have anything to worry about, but Mac thinks otherwise. We see inside that Jetta is using Cybo for show-and-tell. She throws a crayon in the air and tells Cybo to fetch it. He does, using an extending mechanical arm. Then, on Jetta's request, he sharpens it. Mac's discouraged. That day in the park, Mac decides to try and show Jetta once and for all that he's the world's greatest dog. He does tricks, earning him two "Tummy Yummies." But then Jetta's paper on which she was drawing flies away. Cybo races after it, using his mechanical arm to retrieve it from way up high in the air. Then he flattens out the creases for Jetta. Jetta comments that Cybo will do anything she wants for her and she doesn't even have to give him a Tummy Yummy. Mac whimpers. Sometime later on, Jetta is watching her favorite TV program, Sandy and Her Good Dog Sam. She has Cybo with her, but then goes off to the kitchen. On the TV, Sandy instructs Sam to take a nice, long walkk. Cybo thinks that the command his for him and heads outside to take the walk. Mac notices this and starts following him. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone join in, wondering exactly what it is that Cybo is doing. Mac says that he's following to prove that he can do anything Cybo can. Along the way, they go by a newspaper vendor who yells out to take a free paper. Cybo takes one, and is soon followed by Mac and Cleo. Then T-Bone tries to take one, but he's too small to reach. The newspaper vendor reaches down and gives him one. Then Clifford grabs the entire newsstand. The vendor explains that the paper is free, not the stand. Clifford puts the stand down and the vendor tips his cap to him. They continue following Cybo and eventually reach the pier. It looks like Cybo is headed straight for the water. Meanwhile, Jetta has realized Cybo is missing and asks Emily Elizabeth if she saw him. They eventually find the dogs at the pier and start yelling up out them. Clifford realizes that Jetta's trying to tell Cybo to stop. Mac notes how much Jetta likes Cybo and decides to try and rescue him. He tries to stop him from walking, but ends up letting go and Cybo falls into the water. Jetta races towards Mac and hugs him. She's just glad that Mac is safe. Cybo is just a toy and can be replaced, but there's only one "Mackie-Wackie." Just then, Cybo flies up using a helicopter attachment. Jetta laughs.moreless
Charley's just gotten out of a karate class and he, Jetta, Emily Elizabeth and Vaz are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Charley admires his karate instructor and wants to be one himself someday. Jetta doesn't seem to think much of this. Vaz says that he wants to be a superhero when he grows up. He fantasizes himself flying around in outer space. Jetta wants to be the President of the United States. She fantasizes giving a big speech and creating new holidays and inviting people to her own private party where they can take pictures of her. Sometime later on, Emily Elizabeth is in her backyard with Clifford. She's dressed in a veterinarian's uniform and takes Clifford's pulse and then listens to his heartbeat. Jetta drops by and Emily Elizabeth tells her that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, just like Dr. Dihn. Jetta says that she wants to be a doctor too. Emily Elizabeth stops her - didn't she want to be President? She does, but that job only lasts eight years at the most. T-Bone and Cleo drop by too. They see some tape that Emily Elizabeth wrapped around Clifford and think that he's sick. Clifford stops them and tells how he and Emily Elizabeth were just playing veterinarian. They take the opportunity to consider what they want to be when they grow up. T-Bone imagines being a dog food tester. He tries several samples and gives a green light for go ahead and the sequence ends when he gets to one which he gives a red light to. Cleo says that she wants to be the first dog who's also a doctor and wraps T-Bone with tape as a demonstration. Clifford fantasizes being a firehouse dog. In another scene, we see Vaz taking a picture of Charley doing a karate stance. Vaz says that he's changed what he wants to do when he grows up; he now wants to a be photographer. He says that's easier than being a superhero. Jetta tells Vaz that she wants to be a fashion model when she grows up. Vaz says that he thought she wanted to be President. Emily Elizabeth calls her on this too, she thought she was going to be a doctor. Jetta says that she'll be a doctor who's a part-time fashion model, after she gets done being president. Charley talks about how he wants to be a martial arts instructor again and Jetta tries to shoot him down. She says she thinks he's just wasting his time, karate is just fun, it's not a job. Charley begs to differ and to prove his point, he invites her to be a guest at his next karate class. Emily Elizabeth and Vaz join in too. They all go to the next class and Jetta realizes that karate isn't just fun, it's a lot of hard-work and discipline. She thinks maybe she could be a karate master too. Clifford gongs the bell to end the episode.
"Not Now I'm Busy"
Clifford, T-Bone and Cleo are playing "Super T-Bone" at the docks. T-Bone is "Super T-Bone" and he's telling Cleo about how he's going to foil her evil scheme. Well, he's trying to, but everytime either he or Cleo try to say anything, they get interrupted by the horn of the ferry. They decide to wait until after the ferry comes in to continue playing. The passengers get off the ferry and one of them is K.C. He runs over to greet Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone. However, he tells them that he's too busy to play, he has a job to do and goes back over to his owner Bruno's Mom, Mrs. Young. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone all wonder what job it is that K.C. could be doing. T-Bone thinks that maybe he's a superhero like Super T-Bone, only real. The next day, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing "Red Light, Green Light." T-Bone's the light and he yells Red Light, but Cleo notices something and runs off. T-Bone threatens her with a ticket, but then goes chasing after her, and finally Clifford decides to go chasing after the both of them. It turns out Cleo saw K.C. and she wants him to play with them, but he's busy with his job. Cleo's annoyed, can his job be more important than playing with them? He's wearing some sort of cape, lending to T-Bone's idea that he could be a superhero. Cleo decides to trail him and has Clifford and T-Bone join in. They observe him at the supermarket and at the park. This doesn't really reveal much and Clifford and T-Bone still think he could be a superhero. Clifford decides that they should just go and ask K.C. what his job is. They do so, but not before Cleo has it out with him. K.C. says that he really was to busy to play with them. Bruno had him trained as an assistance dog and now he helps out Mrs. Young. He demonstrates - Mrs. Young asks him to get a glass of water and he goes into the kitchen and does so. Cleo apologizes. K.C. says that the good thing is that he'll be on Birdwell Island full-time now, so he'll be able to see them more often. However, he can only play with them when it doesn't get in the way of his job. Cleo, Clifford and T-Bone like the assistance dog idea and ask if they could possibly be assistance dogs too. K.C. says they would have to go to the special school, but he can show them one thing they can do. He shows them - helping their owners at the store. We see all of them helping in various ways. T-Bone has some groceries in tow and Mrs. Diller thanks Cleo for guarding her groceries.moreless
Cleo, Mac, T-Bone and Clifford are playing ball in the park. Cleo says that she's got the ball, but then it ends up landing on T-Bone's head. Cleo apologizes; she was looking at another dog. More specifically, she was looking at what it's wearing. It has some sort of weird contraption that it's wearing instead of a normal collar. Clifford identifies it as a "cone collar." He says that if a dog has an itch that it can't stop scratching, the veterinarian will put on a cone so that the spot can heal without the dog continually scratching at it. Mac thinks that it's hideous. He figures it's the dog's own fault. If she had just been able to control her scratching, she wouldn't have to wear the cone. Clifford doesn't figure it works that way. If you have an itch, you scratch. Cleo agrees with Mac though and says she's glad that she'll never have to wear something like that because she can control herself. But can she? Throughout their playing, Cleo keeps stopping to scratch herself. It ends up interrupting a game of hide-and-seek. T-Bone finds Cleo, but she doesn't even notice because she's so busy scratching. She stops herself, saying that she can control. The other dogs aren't so sure though. They part ways for the day. The next day, Clifford and T-Bone head for Cleo's. Mac says that he's ready for some "serious digging." When they get to Cleo's, she doesn't want to come out of her doghouse. She makes up all sorts of excuses, but Clifford finally figures out why she doesn't want to come out. She's wearing a cone. It turns out she couldn't stop scratching, so Mrs. Diller took her to Dr. Dihn. She's happy now, she doesn't itch anymore. But she doesn't know how she's going to play with the cone on her. Clifford and T-Bone help her, showing her how she can have fun playing in different ways. Mac shows up. He's ready to taunt her about wearing the cone, but Cleo tells him off, explaining that she just couldn't stop scratching and that if he has a problem with that, he can play with someone else. This silences Mac, and then Cleo notices that he's scratching too. She figures this isn't a problem though: "You'll look great in a cone!"
"A Job Well Read"
Jetta's Mom is working on a party, but Jetta's brother Cosmo keeps getting in the way. She figures that she'll have to call a babysitter, but Jetta says that she'll take care of Cosmo. Jetta's Mom isn't so sure about that; Cosmo is quite a handful. Jetta says that she can handle it, she loves playing with Cosmo. Cosmo, however, is quite active and quickly wears Jetta out. Charley and Emily Elizabeth come by and ask Jetta if she needs any help. Jetta refuses at first, but it's obvious Cosmo is wearing her out and so she finally accepts. Charley thinks it would be a good idea to read Cosmo a story to calm him down. Cosmo's too young to understand, but Emily Elizabeth doesn't think this is a problem. After all, Clifford likes it when she reads to him. She finds a story about a boy who came from a seashell. A fisherman caught him while fishing. He also caught a lot of other stuff including jewels, but he figures it's all useless, he only wants fish. He nearly tosses out the seashell boy, but his wife saves it from being tossed into the sea. They decide to name him "The Amazing Abalone Seashell Boy From The Lost Lagoon." They figure it's a name that will take him far. He first seeks out fortune at a shoestore, but the shopkeeper is a bit annoying, at first wanting to know if he's an elf and then asking if she can pay him in shoelaces. He decides to forget about this and makes his way to a castle. There, he finds a giant version of Mr. Bleakman. He's in a grumpy mood. The giant isn't normally grumpy, it's just that his mobile is broken and he can't sleep. The seashell boy tells him his name and just listening all of that makes him sleepy. Hearing it a few more times puts him to sleep and when he awakes, he awards the seashell boy with a goose that lays golden eggs. It was indeed a name that took him far. Jetta's Mom thanks Jetta for looking after Cosmo, but Jetta gives the credit to Emily Elizabeth and Charley. She asks if they can keep Cosmo a little longer. Everybody likes listening to the stories. She tries to read Cosmo something else, but Cosmo wants to hear about the seashell boy again. Maybe keeping him wasn't such a good idea after all...moreless
Mrs. Diller has out the photo album and is showing Cleo old pictures of her as a puppy. Then, she comes to one that isn't of Cleo. But who is this dog? She looks just like Cleo! It turns out that she's Cleo's grandmother, Queenie. She even wore a crown. Mrs. Diller looks around - it turns out she still has that crown and she lets Cleo wear it. Cleo goes off to tell Mac, T-Bone and Clifford all about her crown and her grandmother. T-Bone hears this and is quite impressed. He says that if Cleo's grandmother was a queen, then Cleo must be royalty, in fact, they are now all in the presence of Princess Cleo. Everybody thinks this is pretty neat, but Cleo starts letting it get to her head. Instead of scratching in the grass on her own, she asks Clifford to scratch for her. Then, when they're playing ball, Cleo doesn't take her turn and has T-Bone fetch the ball for her. Finally, when Mac finds a bone and Clifford breaks it into pieces to share, Cleo takes the biggest piece for herself, even though she didn't find it. The next morning, Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are all playing in leaves. "Princess" Cleo is annoyed, how dare they start playing without her? They explain to her- she wouldn't like playing in leaves, after all, it would get her dirty and tired, and a princess should never be dirty and tired. But Cleo likes playing in leaves. She admits that she was a jerk the day before, and decides to drop the whole princess thing. Mac puts on her crown- he thinks it makes a good fit. At Clifford's, Emily Elizabeth reads them all a story about a princess. Cleo says that she'd much rather listen to a story about a princess than be one.
Skyscraper Jackson, Mr. Howard's friend and world-renowned basketball player is back at Birdwell Island. He's going to be participating in a charity basketball game, helping the kids of the island compete against the adults. Charley is really excited about the game and the opportunity to play with Skyscraper Jackson. But then, he gets sick, and isn't able to come to the game. Emily Elizabeth, Vaz and Jetta promise to stop by the next morning and tell him all about the game. They keep their promise: the next day they come and they've all written a story about what happened at the game to read to Charley. Each of their stories is different, though they all agree on one thing- it was Vaz, with the help of Skyscraper Jackson and Clifford who scored the winning basket for the game. Charley thanks them for their stories and is happy to be able to read them whenever he wants. Skyscraper Jackson drops by too, with an autographed basketball and the promise to catch Charley for some one-on-one the next time he's in town.moreless
Cleo's niece Kiki is paying her a visit. It's not that Kiki isn't a nice dog, it's just that Kiki has a lot of energy and she's wearing Cleo out. Cleo just wants to sleep, but Kiki insists on playing ball. Cleo asks Kiki to just let her nap, if she does, she can go anywhere that she wants later. Then, T-Bone comes along. He asks Cleo if she wants to play, but Cleo's too tired. T-Bone offers to watch Kiki for her so she can rest. Cleo explains that she told Kiki that she'd take her anywhere she wanted, so T-Bone says that he'll do that. He asks Kiki where she wants to go and Kiki has him take her to the lighthouse. Meanwhile, at the docks, the ferry arrives. Clifford is there and guess who's getting of the ferry? It's Mimi, a female dog that T-Bone absolutely adores. Her human is on the island to take some pictures. She asks Clifford where Cleo and T-Bone are and he says they'll go look for them. Meanwhile, at the lighthouse, T-Bone uses binoculars and sees Mimi down at the docks. He wants to see her, but Kiki has other ideas. She wants to go to the beach. So, like in the classic play The Merchant of Venice (and parodied endless times on TV shows), T-Bone has two versions of himself appear over his shoulders. One is an "angel" version and tells him that he should keep his promise. Another is a "devil" version and tells him that he's bigger and he should do what he wants. T-Bone does the right thing. Eventually, Mimi finds him and things it's nice that T-Bone is watching Kiki for Cleo. Kiki says that she really likes "Uncle T-Bone." Mimi says that she really likes him too.
"Cleo's Valentine Surprise"
It's Valentine's Day and Cleo has just received five tummy-yummies from Miss Diller. She comments that this is good, it's just what she needs for her "plan." Elsewhere on the island, Clifford and T-Bone are making their Valentine's Day plans. They want to find Cleo so they can wish her a happy Valentine's Day and play Super T-Bone with her all day long, since that's her favorite game. Cleo, meanwhile, is planning a big Valentine's surprise for Clifford and T-Bone. It's a secret, so she's being very furtive about it. But then, K.C. comes along and asks what she's doing. Cleo explains that she's making a huge Valentine surprise for Clifford and T-Bone. She asks what K.C.'s doing on the island. K.C. tells her that his human, Bruno, has a job, so he came over. K.C. offers to help her with her surprise. She's gathered up a massive amount of tummy-yummies to create a huge Valentine heart. Cleo says that she can't wait until Clifford and T-Bone see it and she wonders what kind of surprise they have in store for her. The surprise is assembled and Clifford and T-Bone see it and wonder who made it. Cleo and then K.C. pop up and surprise them. They thank her, as it's an awesome surprise. Then Cleo asks suggestively if they have anything else they want to tell her. When they don't, she's disappointed. She tells K.C. that she thought they would have some kind of big surprise for her too. K.C. says that she should be happy that they liked her surprise. After all, she enjoys doing things like this for them. Clifford then comes up and says that he wishes he could have done something big like this for her. Cleo tells him that he already has - his appreciation is enough. They all go to enjoy the tummy-yummies.moreless
This one opens with Emily Elizabeth finished reading a story to Clifford. Clifford then circles three times, like most dogs, before going to bed. Emily Elizabeth remembers how things were when he tried to go to bed back when they lived in the city. She decides to tell him just one more story. So we go back in time, to a night when Clifford was outside the apartment in which the Howards lived, trying to sleep. But there wasn't enough room for him and he simply couldn't get comfortable. So the neighbors all helped out by giving him blankets and a large stuffed teddy bear. With all of these, Clifford was able to go to sleep. Emily Elizabeth then recalls taking Clifford for a walk. During the walk, she and Clifford met up with a Little League baseball team. They were impressed with his huge size and invited him to catch some balls. And Clifford did, everything that was hit at him. Emily Elizabeth recalls that they played at that ballpark all summer. But eventually, dogfood started to pile up around their apartment and Emily Elizabeth's parents realized that living in the city just wasn't working for Clifford. Emily Elizabeth suggested that he could sleep in the ballpark, but actually, they had a different idea: moving to Birdwell Island. And so, they did.
Jetta's showing Emily Elizabeth some of her nice new sweaters. She piles a bunch on Emily Elizabeth, but Emily Elizabeth is attracted to one that Jetta didn't even show her: a pink one with yellow flower designs. Jetta says that Emily Elizabeth can have it if she wants, since it's not her style. So Emily Elizabeth gladly takes it for her own. Then, Jetta's Mom tells her that her Grandma Ethel is coming on the ferry. It would be nice if Jetta could wear the sweater that Grandma Ethel gave her. Jetta realizes something: that's the sweater she just gave Emily Elizabeth! So she concocts a series of half-baked plans to get the sweater back from Emily Elizabeth, but Clifford keeps foiling them, unawaredly. Finally, Jetta meets her Grandma Ethel at the dock, with Emily Elizabeth wearing the sweater. Emily Elizabeth, being a fast thinker, puts two and two together and tells Jetta's Grandmother Ethel that Jetta let her borrow the sweater because she liked it so much. Later on, Emily Elizabeth tells Jetta that she should have just told her what was wrong, instead of trying to trick her.moreless
Emily Elizabeth's class is doing dioramas. Charley's really into magic right now and particularly this one magician: Peter Poundstone, a fictional magician in some books he's reading. So he decides to do his diorama on this magician. He's working on his magic and meanwhile, the dogs are too, specifically T-Bone. T-Bone does "magic" by making a ball move back and forth. Actually, Clifford is making wind and then sucking the ball in to make it appear like it's moving forwards and backwards. Cleo is none the wiser to this and thinks that it's great magic. Elsewhere, Charley tries to perform some tricks for his friends. But they don't seem to work. Then, the ball that T-Bone was making move back and forth appears and then disappears. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta think that it's Charley's doing. Charley thinks that he's a great magician now. The day when the dioramas are suppposed to be turned in comes. So Emily Elizabeth and Jetta are surprised when Charley doesn't seem to have one. Ms. Carrington asks him where his is. Then, to the class's shock, he tries to use magic to make his "appear" out of nowhere. He's surprised when it doesn't work. Ms. Carrington tells him that Peter Poundstone isn't a real magician and that real people have to do their own work. Then, Emily Elizabeth and Charley see Clifford blowing the ball and sucking it back towards him outside and realize that Clifford is the source of Charley's "magic." Fortunately, Charley is given extra time to work on his diorama.
"Everyone Loves Clifford"
When Jetta scratches her dog Mac in his favorite spot, Emily Elizabeth is surprised at how excited Mac is. She's never seen Clifford get that excited when she scratches him. So Jetta helps Emily Elizabeth to search for Clifford's favorite spot to be scratched. They find it, an area on his gigantic tummy. So Emily Elizabeth scratches him and Clifford gets excited like Mac did. However, the scratching also causes him to thump is leg excitedly. This creates a giant shaking that disturbs everyone around him. They decide to take Clifford to the beach. Maybe the sand will cushion the thumping. So they try this and the sand does indeed cushion the thumping. However, it also creates a huge mound of sand, covering beach goers. Seems they'll have to try something else. So they go into the ocean to scratch Clifford. There's no thumping and no sand getting everyone. However, the thumping of the paw now causes a huge wave, which drenches an incoming ferry. Jetta's ready to give up. She thinks that maybe Clifford is just too big for this kind of scratching. But Emily Elizabeth has another idea. She takes Clifford home and gets him to lie on his back. This time, when she scratches him, he just thumps his leg in the air. There's a new problem with this though: it creates a mammoth wind. Fortunately, this is turned into an advantage, as there's a kite-flying competition coming up, but everyone was worried there wouldn't be enough wind to fly kites. So Clifford's able to get a good scratching and everyone else is able to fly their kites.moreless
Charley and Emily Elizabeth have found an interesting patch of bushes. Among others, there's one shaped like a rhinoceros. They think they're pretty neat and go inside to get a closer look. Then, Emily Elizabeth sees a sign: a person with a no symbol on it. They realize that means they have to keep out and they tell Clifford too. They tell Clifford they're not sure why, but they know that sign means that they're not supposed to be there. Later, Clifford meets up with Cleo and T-Bone. He leads them to the bushes to show them. They have fun, playing around pretending to be different animals, or each other. Then, Clifford remembers that they're not supposed to go inside the patch. He shows everyone the sign. But Cleo points out that the sign has a human on it. That just means that humans aren't supposed to be there. It doesn't say anything about dogs. Clifford's reluctant at first, but finally gives in and they have more fun, playing and rolling around. Finally, they leave. As they walk along, someone notices that something stinks. They try to figure out who it is and realize that it's all of them. There must have been something stinky in that patch they were in that got on them. They decide to keep going, thinking that maybe the smell isn't that bad and their humans won't notice. But as they walk along, people notice all right. The smell causes them to cover their noses, or faint. It's really bad, but Clifford's afraid to go to Emily Elizabeth because she said not to play in the patch. So the dogs try to find a way to get the smell off themselves without having to tell anyone. They first go down to the beach and roll in sand. But this doesn't get the smell off and also ruins the fun of everyone at the beach. They then try going for a dip in the water and then head for the docks. But they still stink. Finally, Charley and Emily Elizabeth find them. In fact, the entire village does. They're all teaming up to give them a bath. Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that everyone makes mistakes, although that's probably one he'll never make again.
"He's Wonderful Mr. Bleakman"
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are playing soccer when the ball accidentally goes into Mr. Bleakman's yard. Mr. Bleakman is trying to get some dirt ready for his garden and the ball bounces in the dirt, covering him with it. Emily Elizabeth and Charley go to get the ball. Mr. Bleakman asks them if they could please go and do something quiet. So they go to Clifford's doghouse, where they play checkers. It's quiet, but they're also getting bored. Emily Elizabeth says that she wishes sometimes that she didn't have Mr. Bleakman for a neighbor. So Clifford takes down a picture hanging in the doghouse and shows it to Emily Elizabeth and Charley. Emily Elizabeth remembers it. In a flashback sequence, we see Emily Elizabeth and Clifford playing with an inflatable ring. But the ring gets stuck around Clifford's nose and Emily Elizabeth doesn't know how to get it off. She goes next door and asks Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman for help. Mr. Bleakman goes up on Clifford's nose and finds the release valve for the air on the ring. He opens it and succeeds in getting it off Clifford's nose. Emily Elizabeth calls him a hero and goes to get her camera. She snaps the snapshot which triggered the flashback. Back in the present, Charley and Emily Elizabeth comment that Mr. Bleakman can be quite helpful sometimes. They just wish he wasn't so grumpy sometimes. Charley remembers a time when he was actually kind of fun. In another flashback, we see Charley trying to use a pogo stick. But he can't keep his balance. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman come along and it turns out that in past years, Mr. Bleakman was a pogo sticking champion. He demonstrates how to bounce on the pogo stick. Then he bounces away, yelling that he's "still got it." In another flashback sequence, Emily Elizabeth remembers when she had the chicken pox. She didn't really feel bad, but she was bored because she wasn't allowed to go outside and play with her friends. Then, Mr. Bleakman came and played checkers with her. She chose to be red, since it's her favorite color. (Clifford's color) Finally, in one final flashback, Emily Elizabeth and Charley remember when Mr. Bleakman had to take care of Clifford once. Scenes taken directly from "Babysitter Blues" are used to show this. Emily Elizabeth and Charley realize that Mr. Bleakman is a good neighbor and they wonder if there's anything they can do to make him less grumpy. They decide to go and apologize to him again. Mr. Bleakman gladly accepts their apology. They ask if there's anything they can do help them. So Mr. Bleakman invites them to come over and have some of the potatoes he's just planted, once they've grown.moreless
It's late at night and Sheriff Lewis is watching a monster movie. T-Bone's with him and the images on the screen scare him. Seeing this, Sheriff Lewis decides to change the channel. There's no such things as monsters, but if the movie scares T-Bone, he doesn't want to upset him. The next day, the scary movie is still on T-Bone's mind. Suddenly, he sees a huge shadow and he starts to cower, telling himself there's no such thing as monsters. But the shadow is just Clifford. Mac and Cleo are also with him. T-Bone explains about how he saw the scary movie the night before. But he knows there are no such things as monsters. Really, he does. So Mac invites them all over to his house to play some ball. They're playing, when Clifford accidentally knocks the ball into the woods. T-Bone says he'll go get it, but when he goes in, he hears animal noises, which scare him and he runs out. So Clifford goes and gets the ball. Then, in a new scene, Emily Elizabeth is walking with Jetta, talking about how she's lost her watch. Jetta suggests coming over to her house to search for it. The dogs come and Emily Elizabeth asks them to search for it outside. So they do. After a couple of false leads, Mac sniffs the watch in a small hole underneath Jetta's porch. But it's too small for him to fit through. Cleo can fit through and does, but she gets her bow caught on a nail and gets stuck. That leaves T-Bone as the only dog small enough to fit inside. He tells himself again that there's no such thing as monsters and goes in. He frees Cleo and then finds the watch. Outside, Emily Elizabeth has given up looking for it, but then T-Bone presents it to her. Emily Elizabeth calls him a very brave dog.
Emily Elizabeth and Charley are designing a model lighthouse for a yearly competition. Jetta's making one too, but she's worried she's not going to win because Emily Elizabeth and Charley won last year and with them working together again, they're unstoppable. Then, she overhears Emily Elizabeth and Charley arguing over how the lighthouse should be. Charley wants to do a purple and orange lighthouse with sugar cubes, whereas Emily Elizabeth wants to do a traditional white lighthouse with red stripes, made out of sticks. Capitalizing on this, Jetta snooks Charley into working on a lighthouse with her by telling him that maybe it's better if he didn't work with Emily Elizabeth this year, since they can't agree on what to do. Then, behind Charley's back, Jetta tells Emily Elizabeth that Charley doesn't like her idea and tricks her into working on one for her as well. This goes on for a while and only Clifford, Mac and Jetta seem to know the truth about what's going on. Meanwhile, Emily Elizabeth and Charley aren't even speaking to each other. Finally, Clifford concocts a plan to get Emily Elizabeth over to Charley's while he's there working on the lighthouse for Jetta. (Rather than with Jetta, since Jetta's basically letting them do all the work.) Emily Elizabeth finds Charley at Jetta's and the truth comes out about what Jetta did. Jetta explains that she didn't think she could win if Emily Elizabeth and Charley worked together, so she kept them apart. Then, they decide to combine both their projects, with Jetta's help. With this level of teamwork, the project wins first prize.moreless
Emily Elizabeth, Jetta, Charley and Vaz are watching a concert of pop star Courtney Amber. Outside, Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are maneuvering to try to get a good view. After the concert ends, everyone agrees that Courtney Amber is the best. Emily Elizabeth likes her so much, she thinks that she'll write her a letter. Who knows, maybe she'll write back within a week or two. Jetta doesn't think so. She doesn't think that Courtney Amber has time to be answering letters. Emily Elizabeth is probably just wasting her time. Emily Elizabeth tells her that she's going to try anyway. She'll never know unless she tries. Later on, Emily Elizabeth is in Clifford's doghouse, reading the letter to Clifford. It's all very laudatory and it even invites her to come to Birdwell Island. If she wants to find Emily Elizabeth, she can just look for the big, red dog. She goes to mail it. When she tries to mail it, a stiff wind ends up blowing it away. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford go to a lot of trouble to retrieve it, until Jetta comes along and manages to grab it before it can fly away again. Emily Elizabeth tells her what it is and mentions that she invited Courtney Amber to come to Birdwell Island. Jetta just laughs at it. There's no way Courtney Amber would come to Birdwell Island. She convinces Emily Elizabeth of that too. No longer thinking the letter is such a good idea, Emily Elizabeth gives Clifford the letter to get rid of. Clifford tries to bury it in the yard, but his digging keeps getting dirt on Mr. Bleakman. Mr. Bleakman, annoyed, asks Clifford what he's burying. So Clifford shows him the letter to Courtney Amber. Mr. Bleakman's puzzled as to why Clifford would be burying it. Then, Jetta comes by, talking to herself about how disappointed Emily Elizabeth is going to be. He realizes that it's Jetta's doing. Sometime in the future, Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Vaz and Jetta meet Mr. Bleakman down by the docks. Mr. Bleakman tells them that his niece is coming and he wants them to show her around town. Jetta, apparently thinking this sounds boring, makes an excuse and leaves. The boat unloads it's passengers and Mr. Bleakman introduces his niece: Courtney Amber! He sent the letter for Emily Elizabeth and so Courtney Amber is pleased to meet her. Later on, the gang is riding on Clifford's back when they encounter Jetta. They have her meet Courtney Amber and she faints. Back at Emily Elizabeth's, the entire group dances to Courtney Amber's song that they were listening to on the concert before. Jetta apologizes for telling Emily Elizabeth not to mail the letter. She then asks if Emily Elizabeth thinks Courtney Amber would give her an autograph. Emily Elizabeth tells her that she'll never know unless she tries.
"Hooray for Cleo"
There's a beach volleyball game going on with a bunch of the neighborhood dogs. Cleo, Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are all there, as well as dogs named Al and Tonya, as well as many unnamed dogs. The dog named Al is having a great time giving a play-by-play commentary of the game, but it's also causing a problem for his team, as he's trying to give the commetary while playing the game. The score is tied when Cleo makes an amazing shot, giving the win to Clifford's team. However, the camera shows that the ball bounced before Cleo made the play. Everyone comes over to congratulate Cleo on the great play. Mac protests, saying that he thought he saw the ball bounce. Cleo tries to agree, but everyone cuts her off, saying what a great play it was. That night, Cleo is haunted by a nightmare in which Al gives his running commentary, but his time plays back her play in slow-motion and sees that the ball bounced. She wakes up and decides that she should tell everyone the truth. But when she gets to the game, everyone cuts her off again before she can say anything. Since she's such a great volleyball player, they want her to teach them some of her moves. Cleo decides to go along, telling them that anyone can be a great player if they practice. But everytime she tries to show them a shot, even shots that she normally does well, she messes them up. Finally, she has to admit that the ball bounced the day before. She wanted to tell them, but it just kept getting harder and harder. She decides to try it again and this time she actually does make the shot and without the ball bouncing.moreless
Emily Elizabeth is sledding with her friend Charley. Charley has these new round sleds, but Emily Elizabeth's not really sure she wants to try it. She's never done it before and could end up looking silly. But with Charley's encouragement, she tries it and has a great time. Meanwhile, the dogs are down by a frozen pond. They're having fun "skating" on the ice. Mac shows everyone his "hop, hop and slide" trick and Clifford tries it too. Cleo doesn't seem to want to try it, but her friends all want her to. So, she tries it, but just ends up hitting the ice. Worried, the other dogs ask her if she's hurt. This gives her an idea. She says that she is, she hurt her paw. Looks like she won't be doing anything on the ice for a while. The dogs get a little suspicious when Cleo starts favoring one paw instead of the other. Wasn't it the other one that she hurt? Cleo says that it must be "spreading." Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford and he has to go home. He gives Cleo a ride. Back at home, Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford about how she was afraid to go on Charley's sled at first. Clifford connects that maybe Cleo is saying that she hurt her paw because she's afraid to go out on the ice. The next day, Cleo is having a grand old time playig at her house, when the other dogs arrive. She puts on her act about her paw being hurt, but this time it seems to have "spread" to her back paw as well. At the frozen pond, Cleo watches as her friends do neat tricks and says that she thinks she might like to try them. Clifford gently encourages that maybe her paw is feeling better. So Cleo gets out on the ice. She doesn't succeed at first, but with Clifford's help, she's soon doing as well as everyone else. She admits to everyone that she was just afraid she'd look silly and she didn't really hurt her paw.
"A Friend In Need"
Miss Carrington is asking for volunteers for Keep Birdwell Beautiful Day. She says someone is needed to help clean up the area around the bandstand and decorate it. Jetta volunteers. Miss Carrington asks who wants to help her, but Jetta says that she wants to do it all herself. Miss Carrington tells her it's a big job, but Jetta goes around with it anyway. So Emily Elizabeth decide to get the area down by the pier ready. It doesn't take them that long to this job, with Clifford helping out. They tell Clifford to see if there's anyone else around town that needs help. So Clifford finds Jetta. Jetta's having a terrible time with things. There's a whole bunch of leaves that need to be raked and she's nowhere near getting done. Plus, she still has to set up decorations. Clifford tries to help her with a large banner, but it's just not working. Emily Elizabeth and Charley show up. They ask her if she's okay. She says that she's not okay, as it's going to take forever to get her job done. They ask if they can help her, but she tells them she can do it herself. She goes home, as she needs a bath. Emily Elizabeth and Charley look around. Emily Elizabeth decides that despite what Jetta says, she really does need help. Charley's reluctant at first, but Emily Elizabeth convinces him and with Clifford's help, they get area ready. They'll be like "secret elves." They hide, Clifford too, and wait for Jetta to arrive. When Jetta arrives, she's amazed to see everything ready. She spies Clifford (who can never hide very well) and thanks him for helping out. Then, she overhears Emily Elizabeth and Charley talking. They come out and Jetta thanks them too. She knows she told them not to help her, but she's glad they didn't listen.moreless
Emily Elizabeth calls for Clifford. He's in his doghouse. She notices his favorite blanket resting on his nose. She notes that he's had it a long time and flashes back to when he was just a puppy. There were so many times when she couldn't find him because he would be hiding under his blanket. Now, it barely covers his nose. Still, Clifford likes his blanket and considers it special. Cleo and T-Bone come over to play. They're ready for a fun game of Super T-Bone. Then, they see Clifford's blanket. Cleo thinks it would be fun to play with. Clifford tells her that it's special and that he doesn't really want anyone playing with it, but Cleo and T-Bone don't listen. They beg him to let them play with it. So Clifford agrees, just as long as they're careful with it. They head to the park, where they play Super T-Bone. Cleo uses the blanket as a flag. She's the evil Fluffy-Face and Clifford calls for Super T-Bone to rescue her. But T-Bone doesn't come. He says he has to have his cape. So the blanket is employed as a cape and he stops Fluffy-Face. Or, at least, he thought he did. But it turns out that Fluffy-Face has super freeze-ray powers. She freezes both Clifford and Super T-Bone. Super T-Bone says that he has reflective powers and so he's reflecting it back to Cleo. Cleo, however, says that she has a shield on that prevents freezing. She heads over to Super T-Bone and tries to get the cape off. They tussle over and Clifford warns them to be careful. Then, something terrible happens. Cleo drags the cape in the mud. Clifford sees it and complains that it's all muddy. Cleo doesn't understand what the problem is. He can get it clean. She asks him to stay and play, but Clifford heads home. At home, Emily Elizabeth sees the dirty cape and takes it in to wash. Clifford's glad that the blanket will be okay, but wonders how to get his friends back. At the park, T-Bone says that they should apologize to Clifford. They never really listened to Clifford when he told them the blanket was special. He reminds Cleo of the time she didn't want to share her new squeak-toy. The two head to Clifford's and apologize. Clifford gladly accepts, as he wasn't too mad anyway. Emily Elizabeth comes out and hangs Clifford's blanket to dry. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone head off again to continue the Super T-Bone game.
The dogs are in Emily Elizabeth's backyard digging for a bone. They've really dug up the yard, but they can't find it. T-Bone is doing especially bad and Mac criticizes that digging "isn't his thing." Vaz is over at Emily Elizabeth's house. His cousin, Teresa, is visiting the island. She's attending college on the mainland, but right now, they're having a two week break. She's a paleontologist and is hoping to do some research. She thinks that she might find some great fossils right on the island. She's going to be doing some digging and Emily Elizabeth recommends that the dogs help out, since they're great diggers. They head to the dig site. Teresa tells Emily Elizabeth that she might not find any dinosaur bones. They're very rare. Then, Clifford digs up a huge bone. Emily Elizabeth comments that Clifford knows about being really big. Clifford fantasizes about himself, Cleo and T-Bone in the time of dinosaurs. Clifford gives everyone a ride into the deep hole, so that they can continue to dig for more dinosaur bones. They find so much that they're able to form almost a complete dinosaur. All of the dogs are doing great, except for T-Bone. He finds a chicken bone, which accidentally rolled down into the hole, but no dinosaur bones. It gets to the point where the entire skeleton has been found, except for one bone. Teresa is donating the skeleton to the Birdwell Island Museum, but she'd really like to have this last bone, as it connects the head to the neck. Everyone searches for hours, but they can't find it. They're ready to give up, but T-Bone's still digging. Mac says that he should quit, but then T-Bone finds something. It's the missing bone! He's complimented for not giving up and when Teresa's taking a picture of everyone, he's asked to stand in the front. The picture is the closing picture for the episode and for the first season of Clifford.moreless
Cleo and T-Bone are at the beach. T-Bone digs a hole, as he wants them to keep cool until Clifford gets there with some tires for them to float on in the water. Cleo joins T-Bone in the hole. Then, she thinks that he's pinching her. But it turns out that a crab has clamped onto her. She chases it off and then it goes after T-Bone. At Clifford's house, Cliford is trying to figure out which tires to bring. Then, Emily Elizabeth calls him and says that she's going to the park and she wants him to come along. All the kids are going to be there. Clifford looks sad about having to forget about the tires and the beach, but he joins Emily Elizabeth. At the beach, Cleo and T-Bone begin to wonder where Clifford is. They wait for him and think that he's coming, but it turns out it's just a garbage truck coming by. Cleo begins to think that he forgot them. She decides to go see what's going on and go find him. T-Bone says that he's sure he wouldn't just forget them. It must have been something important. Cleo says that good friends don't just forget their friends. They find Clifford at the park. Cleo doesn't think what Clifford's doing is important at all. T-Bone says that he probably just forgot about them. Everybody can forget something. But Cleo doesn't seem to agree with this at all. The next day, Clifford comes with the tires. T-Bone's happy to see him and Clifford apologizes for not coming the previous day. Cleo pretends like she can't hear him. In fact, as far as she's concerned, he's not even there. The next day, Cleo is still giving Clifford the silent treatment. The dogs try to play ball, but Cleo will only pass the ball to T-Bone. Clifford tells Cleo he's sorry, but he still won't listen. So T-Bone confronts Cleo and says that she should forgive Clifford. After all, he apologized. Cleo repeats her line that good friends don't forget their friends. T-Bone retorts that good friends do forgive their friends. Cleo finally decides to forgive Clifford and she also apologizes for being so stubborn. Clifford accepts this and they all play ball.
"Mimi's Back In Town"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing a game of hide and seek. Cleo and T-Bone have a toy and they're trying to hide it from Clifford. They come up with the perfect idea: they'll hide it right out in the open, by sitting on it! This is a great idea, but then they overhear a conversation between Victor and Pedro. They mention that the photographer girl that was on the island a couple months ago is coming back. T-Bone's excited to hear this because it means that she's probably also bringing her dog Mimi. He blows the cover on the toy to head for the ferry. Clifford finds it and wants to continue the game. Cleo tells him that Mimi is coming and so the game's over. She notes that T-Bone will probably want to spend the whole time with Mimi. They can't stay to wait for her though, as they have to get home. So T-Bone is left to meet her there, alone. He doesn't see her at first, but they finally meet. T-Bone asks her to meet him in front of the library tomorrow. Mimi arrives at the library the next day and sees Cleo and Clifford. But she doesn't see T-Bone. Then, T-Bone comes up behind her and surprises her. The dogs are all play a game of chase. But T-Bone's upset when Cleo sings an embarrassing song about him and Mimi. The teasing continues the next day, when he and Mimi try to share a tummy-yummy. Cleo sings the song again. T-Bone and Mimi head home, leaving the tummy-yummy. Cleo tries to take the tummy-yummy for herself, but Clifford stops her. He thinks they should go talk to T-Bone and find out what's wrong. When they get to T-Bone's, T-Bone says that Cleo's comments are embarrassing. Cleo says that it's a good thing that he likes Mimi. She doesn't understand why he's embarrassed. Clifford, however, thinks he knows. He was embarrassed when he was growing and everyone said he was "as big as a house." Cleo apologizes and then they all head back to the park to find Mimi and apologizes. With that out of the way, T-Bone offers to let them play with his new ball. But first, there's something to take care of. Cleo gives them the tummy-yummy, so they can share it like they should have been able to before.moreless
Emily Elizabeth is getting with Clifford for Topsy Turvy Day. She's hoping to reclaim the first class prize she won last year for the "uphill roll." Jetta's there too. She loves Topsy Turvy Day. She's hoping that maybe this year, she can win the race. Then, she gets an idea. She suggests that for this year, Emily Elizabeth trade Clifford for Mac. After all, it is Topsy Turvy Day, so everything is mixed up. Emily Elizabeth is reluctant at first, but finally agrees. Jetta begins training Clifford for the uphill roll. But Clifford doesn't seem to understand. Instead of rolling up the hill, he goes to the top of the hill and rolls down. Then, he tries sliding up the hill. Jetta's not pleased with this and her frustration shows. She decides to train Clifford for another event. In this event, the human does a dog paddle, while the dog does the backstroke. But Jetta can't even get Clifford to roll over on his back. She hopes that maybe they'll do better at the actual event. At the event, Jetta wonders how Emily Elizabeth did with Mac. She doesn't figure they'll have done very well with the uphill roll, since Mac doesn't like rolling. But Emily Elizabeth says that their practice went well. Jetta figures that for that to have happened, Emily Elizabeth must have given Mac a whole bunch of tummy-yummies. Emily Elizabeth says that she did give him tummy-yummies, but she also gave him belly-rubs. And when she ran out of tummy-yummies, she just gave him belly rubs. When the actual event starts, Emily Elizabeth and Mac are doing quite well. But Clifford doesn't even get going. Jetta gripes that she doesn't understand how Emily Elizabeth's making Mac do so well. Sheriff Lewis tells her that Emily Elizabeth's not making Mac do anything. She's been so nice to him that he wants to do well. Jetta considers this and decides to give it a try. Emily Elizabeth and Mac win the uphill roll. The next event is the swim. Jetta tries being nice. She tells Clifford that she knows she didn't explain things very well yesterday. She struggles at being nice, but she does do it and Clifford finally does what she needs. The race starts and at first, she and Clifford aren't winning, but they are moving. Jetta says that she doesn't mind if they don't win. After all, they're having fun. Then, Clifford kicks into high gear. He uses his tail like a propeller, blowing past the competition and making it to the finish line. At the end of the day, Jetta praises Clifford for his hard work. She and him received the first place trophy. Then, Emily Elizabeth shows her the trophy that she and Clifford received, the second place trophy. It's bigger than the first place one! Jetta's shocked, but Emily Elizabeth explains: it's Topsy Turvy Day, so everything is backwards.
"Clifford's Charm School"
Mrs. Bleakman is holding a party for the book club in her yard tomorrow. It's a classy event and she wants everything to be perfect. However, Mr. Bleakman thinks that Clifford could be a problem. Mrs. Bleakman doesn't think so, at first. But after some urging from Mr. Bleakman, she has a talk with Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth tells her that Clifford will be well-behaved. Cleo, Mac and T-Bone come over to Clifford's. Clifford tells them about the party. He says that he doesn't understand why Mrs. Bleakman would be worried about him. After all, Emily Elizabeth always says that he has good manners. Cleo and Mac tell him that "good manners" aren't enough. He has to act "fancy." Fortunately, they're both experts at acting fancy. T-Bone's not so sure about this. He thinks that Clifford is okay the way he is. But Clifford decides that it wouldn't hurt to try acting fancy. The first thing that Mac and Cleo show Clifford is walking fancy. They have him lift his head up high, walk slowly and straigthen his knees. But this goes awry when, with his head up so high in the air, he doesn't watch where he's going. They also try to train him not to wag his tail. They have T-Bone tell him neat things and have him try to force himself not to wag. He does well, but after he hears that he did well, he starts wagging it like crazy. As Cleo and Mac are trying to think of more things to teach Clifford, he starts scratching. They tell him that he absolutely can not scratch during the party. But the itch spreads. Clifford tries to keep from scratching, but he can't help it. He runs over to a tree and gives himself a good scratch. Mrs. Bleakman sees this and comments to herself that she hopes he doesn't do that during the party. Cleo and Mac give up. The next day, Mrs. Bleakman has her party. But it's so hot outside and the bright sun is shining right on the party. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford leave to go to the beach. Then, one of the guests notice as Mrs. Bleakman is talking to them that Clifford is big enough to completely block out the sun. Not only that, but his tail-wagging makes for a nice breeze. So he's asked to stay for the party. Emily Elizabeth happily agrees. Later on, Mrs. Bleakman thanks Clifford for helping out. She says that he'll be the first one to invite to the party the next time. Cleo and Mac wonder if Clifford did so well because of his fancy manners. But Clifford says that he just acted like himself.moreless
It's Saturday, and Emmy is having a potluck party in her backyard. Everybody's excited, well, everybody that is except Mr. Bleakman. Even his wife wants to get in on the fun, but Mr. Bleakman doesn't want to change away from his normal Saturday routine: a nice meal of porkchops, some relaxing painting and then going to bed. Emmy and her friends think that it would be neat for him to try something new, but Mr. Bleakman won't be dissuaded so easily. At the party, there's all sorts of food to try, from all different countries. This includes hot and spicy food, which sends Clifford for a drink of water just from smelling it. Some of it even smells so good, that they think that if Mr. Bleakkman got a whiff of it, there's no way he could resist coming to the party. They use Clifford's ear as a fan, wafting the odor to Mr. Bleakman's yard. He smells it and goes over to find out what it is. He tries it, but still isn't persuaded to join the party. Vaz suggests that maybe Mr. Bleakman is just a bit shy. He says that he's like that at parties at first too, until he starts talking to everybody. After that, he gets into it and has a good time. He puts on a CD of latin dance music. Mr. Bleakman hears the music and even starts dancing over in his yard. However, he catches himself and still won't join the party. At the party, they all start playing party games, including some sort of ringtoss game. One of the rings goes flying into Mr. Bleakman's yard, nearly knocking into his painting, but he manages to save it by catching the ring with his paintbrush. Seems Mr. Bleakman's not too bad at the game, even though he's never played before. He finally joins in, agreeing that sometimes it's fun to try something different.
"The Best Gift"
It's Emily Elizabeth's Mom's birthday, and Emily Elizabeth is ready. She and Charley create a giant card for her, featuring Clifford's pawprint and she's also written her Mom a special poem. She thinks that her Mom is going to love it. Jetta, however, has other ideas. She doesn't figure Emily Elizabeth's Mom will be too impressed with this and despite Emily Elizabeth's protests, states that she knows how to pick out perfect gifts for Mom. She believes she has the perfect idea: matching outfits. Emily Elizabeth doesn't think much of this, but Jetta takes her to a fancy clothing store to put her idea in action. When they get there, though, things go differently than planned. Jetta hates all of the outfits that Emily Elizabeth samples. Emily Elizabeth finally finds one that Jetta likes: it looks just like Jetta's outfit. Clifford whines and Emily Elizabeth says that maybe an outfit isn't the best idea. Jetta isn't giving up yet though. She has a new idea: they'll make Emily Elizabeth's Mom a bottle of perfume. She says that all they have to do is bottle up a lot of good smelling stuff. They get all sorts of good smelling stuff: flowers, chocolate, cinnamon, pine needles, etc. They mix it all together and find that together, it actually smells quite rotten. So much for that idea. Finally, Jetta suggests jewelry. She makes a tiara out of seashells, but Emily Elizabeth doesn't think that her Mom would want to be a queen, she just likes being her Mom. She lets Jetta keep the tiara, as it looks good on her and decides to go with her original plan. This works out nicely, Emily Elizabeth's Mom really enjoys spending time with her and loves her poem. Finally, at the end of the episode, Clifford presents the pawprint card, which has been beautifully decorated since the last time we saw it.moreless
There's something causing rumbling in the area of Clifford's household. It's disturbing Mr. and Mrs. Howard. It gives Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman a jolt when they're trying to enjoy breakfast. And it wakes Emily Elizabeth up. It's Clifford! He has a bad case of the hiccups. Emily Elizabeth calls in Dr. Dihn, to see if Clifford's okay. She assesses him, but tells Emily Elizabeth that he's just got the hiccups. They'll go away sooner or later, but it's just a matter of time. It could take just a few hours, or it could be days. Clifford goes off and mopes in his doghouse. Then, Cleo, T-Bone and Mac show up. They all heard about his hiccups. Even better than that - they think they know how to cure them. T-Bone starts, by trying to scare Clifford. That, however, doesn't work. His weak "boo" doesn't scare Clifford at all. Cleo says that she gets the hiccups all the time. After she's questioned about this, she modifies it to one time, when she was a puppy. She says she knows what will cure Clifford's hiccups though. It's called "feng-shui." She's seen Mrs. Diller lots of time. She'll just rearrange the objects in Clifford's doghouse to change the flow of energy. She does this, but when Clifford keeps hiccuping, she says that it'll take a minute to work. After he keeps hiccuping, she says that maybe it's not working after all. Then, Mac says that he knows how to cure hiccups. He takes Clifford to Jetta's, where he wants Clifford to go through this strange thing of taking twenty gulps of pool water while covering his ears. Cleo and T-Bone think this is very strange and say that he's making it up. As they argue, Clifford's hiccups stop. They all start trying to take the credit for it, but then they start up again. Later, they're walking by the library. Clifford gets ready to head home. The hiccups haven't stopped, but he thanks everyone for trying. He appreciates it. Then, Emily Elizabeth calls him. She comes up to him and asks if his Clifford's have stopped. Clifford realizes something: he hasn't hiccuped in the past couple of minutes. He waits a bit longer and then everyone celebrates. He's cured! Emily Elizabeth sees Mac, Cleo and T-Bone. She says that it's nice for Clifford to have good friends.
"It's My Party"
Vaz, Charley and Emily Elizabeth are heading to Jetta's. Jetta's invited them to a movie-watching party. They've all brought some great videos. Emily Elizabeth's bringing one about a dog and everyone agrees that it's a good movie and they want to watch it first. Vaz also has a video camera with him. He thinks that maybe when they're done watching movies, they coul make one of their own. When they get to Jetta's, Jetta shows them the drink and popcorn and has them all find comfortable seats. Then, the talk turns to the movie-watching. Emily Elizabeth tells Jetta about her movie, but Jetta says that since it's her party, she kinda thought she'd be the one to pick the first video. They agree to this and she presents: The Jetta Show. She says that it's her Mom's name for their home videos. The videos are all stuff about Jetta when she was a kid. Charley, Vaz and Emily Elizabeth quickly become bored with them. Outside, Clifford notes to Mac that Jetta is now making them watch a third Jetta Show video. He asks if Mac is in any of them and Mac says that he has an entire video called The Mac Show. They discuss what they want to play. Clifford suggests hide-and-seek, but Mac says he's bored with it because they play it all the time. So instead they play "jump hose," which is jump rope, except using a hose as the rope. Inside, the gang is becoming increasingly bored. Vaz is flat-out sleeping, Charley has a blank expression on his face and Emily Elizabeth is doing a fairly good job of faking interest. Then, Clifford's thudding on the ground from the jump hose game gets their attention. They all look out the window, while Jetta continues to narrate the video. Jetta eventually notices that they aren't watching and wonders what they're looking at. When Emily Elizabeth asks how many Jetta Show videos there are, Jetta says that there's 25. Not wanting to see 21 more videos, Vaz suggests that they use his video camera to make a movie. Jetta objects, so they take a vote and then all head outside, sans Jetta. Jetta continues to watch the videos inside. Outside, the group has a fun time with their video. They pretend that they're adventurers, on the trail of the big, red "dogosaurus." Jetta hears them laughing outside and wonders how they can be having such a good time. She decides to go ask them. Outside, Charley explains to her that things aren't fun if it's just one person telling everything to do. Jetta realizes that's just what she was doing. She finally agrees to join in their home movie, as a brave jungle princess who needs to rescued from the "dogosaurus." There's just one problem: Clifford isn't acting scary.moreless
Emily Elizabeth is with Clifford in his doghouse. She's looking at some pictures, which bring back memories of the time when he was just a puppy. She remembers back then that things were a lot different. Back then, he could fit in his food dish. Then, there was the time when he grew and they first came to Birdwell Island. She had a hard time with some things when they first came to Birdwell Island. It was a big job brushing him using a small little hairbrush. And feeding him took forever. But one of the biggest things was that he didn't have any doghouse. Each night, he would just sleep out in the yard and Emily Elizabeth would cover him with small blankets. It was definitely time to get him a doghouse. So Emily Elizabeth and her family clean out the garage, thinking it will make a great doghouse. Clifford tries it - but he himself stands taller than the garage! He tries to squeeze into it, but it's way too small for him. Mr. and Mrs. Bleakman come and see what's happening. They came over because their car broke down. They were hoping that Mr. Howard could give them a lift. Emily Elizabeth suggests that Clifford could give them a lift. Mr. Bleakman isn't sure, Clifford is so big. In the end, Clifford ends up pushing the Bleakmans' car to where they need to go. Emily Elizabeth decides that she needs some help to get a doghouse set up for Clifford. She goes to see Charley and Samuel, thinking that maybe they can help. When she gets there, there's a cat stuck in a tree. Samuel's worried that they may have to call the fire department. Clifford, however, lowers the tree branch, allowing the cat to be rescued. Samuel calls him a big help. He asks if there's anything he can do to help Clifford and Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth tells him about the need for a doghouse. Samuel suggests an old boathouse nearby. It's going to be torn down, but perhaps she can convince the people tearing it down to give it to her instead. By the time she gets there, though, the wrecking ball has already done its damage. The boathouse is demolished and there's no way it can be a doghouse now. Then, the wrecking truck driver gets stuck on a hill backing up. Clifford rescues him. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford continue to look all over town for a doghouse. But they just can't find anything anywhere. That night, Emily Elizabeth puts Clifford to bed again. She sleeps outside with him, saying that they just have to get him a doghouse. The next morning, Emily Elizabeth wakes up to the sounds of constructions. Mrs. Bleakman comes over and wakes her up. She takes Clifford's measurements. It turns out the entire neighborhood is pitching in to make Clifford a doghouse! Even Mr. Bleakman is involved, he paints Clifford's name. It's to thank him for being so helpful. Clifford heads into the doghouse and barks approvingly. He likes it.
Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Vaz and Jetta are out playing. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta have their dogs Clifford and Mac with them. Jetta has a new boomerang-type toy called a "squiggle stick," which she tosses. Clifford goes after it and catches it. He gives it back to Jetta, who complains about the dog slobber on it. Charley tells everyone about some baby seals who are at seal cove. Charley and Vaz want to go, but can't because they have other committments. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta, however, agree that they should go together. Emily Elizabeth says they can make a picnic. They agree to meet the next day. The next morning, Emily Elizabeth makes a lunch. She has to be careful, though, about Clifford trying to eat it. Clifford also makes preparations: he gathers a bunch of bones, to share with Mac. Emily Elizabeth waits outside for Jetta. Jetta shows up and tells her that Jenny Wincole from the fifth grade called. She wants Jetta to go with her to an amusement park called "Whoopie World" --- today! Jetta apologizes for canceling on Emily Elizabeth, but says that it's rare to get a chance to go to an amusement park with someone in the fifth grade. Emily Elizabeth decides to go to Seal Cove anyway. She has a great time there, whereas Jetta has a bad time, waiting. Plus, Mac is mad at her for canceling out. He wanted to be at Seal Cove with Clifford. At the Seal Cove, Emily Elizabeth enjoys the company of the seals but says that she wishes Jetta could have been there. Then, at Jetta's, Jetta's Mom comes up to her and says that Jenny Wincole called. She got another of her fifth grade friends to go to "Whoopie World" with her, so Jetta won't be going. Jetta thinks it's terrible that Jenny Wincole canceled out on her. Her Mom reminds her that's exactly what she did to Emily Elizabeth. Jetta decides that she has some apologizing to do. She goes with Mac to Seal Cove. She apologizes to Emily Elizabeth. Emily Elizabeth isn't too mad. They set up their picnic and Jetta even lets the dogs play with her squiggle stick.moreless
When Emily Elizabeth and her friends get excited about "Keep Birdwell Beautiful" month, the dogs do too. They decide to plant their very own garden. Clifford, T-Bone and Mac are content to plant flowers, but Cleo's insistent on trying to plant dog toys, having heard Clifford say that Emily Elizabeth said that "almost anything will grow on Birdwell Island." Can the other dogs convince Cleo to give up her dog toy idea and help them with a garden that everyone will enjoy?
"Captain Birdwell's Treasure"
While playing in the forest, Mac discovers a trunk. Thinking it might be a treasure chest, he and the other dogs drag it back into town. There, Jetta finds it and opens it. It's totally amazing- it's Captain Birdwell's lost treasure. Then Emily Elizabeth and Charley ask about and before Jetta can talk, they're giving Jetta credit for finding the chest. Jetta sputters and first, but then takes the credit, saying that the dogs only helped her carry it into town. But the longer things go on, the harder Jetta finds it to maintain her lie.moreless
Cleo has a big surprise for Clifford - she's going to be staying over at his house! Clifford at first is excited about this, it's nice to have someone stay over. Cleo, however, proves to be rather high-maintenance. She brings a whole bunch of her stuff over to Clifford's and tries to get Clifford to move his stuff over into a corner. She comes with Clifford when he picks Emily Elizabeth up from school, without asking if Clifford wants her to come along. When Emily Elizabeth is trying to do her homework, she makes all sorts of racket, such that Emily Elizabeth doesn't have any time to play with Clifford and her later in the day, only enough to read them a story - which Cleo chooses. The next morning, Emily Elizabeth is headed off to school. Clifford tries to wake Cleo, but she's sound asleep. So he goes off with Emily Elizabeth on his own. Cleo wakes up and notices that Clifford is gone. She sees him headed down the street and thinks that she's not wanted anymore. So she packs her stuff and starts to leave, until T-Bone stops her. T-Bone says that he's sure Clifford didn't want her to leave, it's that he needs time to be alone with Emily Elizabeth sometimes. Cleo apologizes to Clifford for thinking that he wanted to her to leave - how could she have been so silly? She then asks Clifford and T-Bone to unpack her stuff for her, and while they're at, take down some pictures of Emily Elizabeth so that she can put up some of her own. It's at this point that she really learns her lesson, that sometimes she needs to take Clifford's feelings into account and not just her own.
"Mr. Bleakman's Special Day"
Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone are playing a nice game of ball. Everything is going well, until --- oh no, the ball lands in Mr. Bleakman's yard. Mr. Bleakman is not at all impressed. He's in a grumpy mood, has a lot of chores to do today and certainly doesn't want to put up with the dogs' racket. He takes the ball indoors, where it won't be a problem. This makes Cleo really mad. It's her ball and she wants it back. She figures she'll just go bark at Mr. Bleakman and make her give it back, but Clifford has another idea. Since Mr. Bleakman is so grumpy, why don't they be nice to him and help him with his work and then maybe he'll give the ball back. T-Bone concurs, citing some wisdom he heard from Sheriff Lewis. So the dogs get to work. They dig Mr. Bleakman's flower bed. Then they clean out his birdbath. Finally, they wash his car, with some help from Emily Elizabeth. Each time, Mr. Bleakman is flabbergasted. He doesn't know who it is who's doing his chores for him, but he really appreciates it. After everything's done, Mrs. Bleakman is surprised to find Mr. Bleakman in such a cheery mood. He explains about how all his chores were done for him. He has something else to do to, he gets Cleo's ball and returns it to her, still not knowing that it was the dogs who did the work all along. The dogs resume their ballgame, when... the ball goes over the fence again and into Mr. Bleakman's yard. This time, though, a cheerful Mr. Bleakman tosses the ball back and joins in the game.moreless
Construction workers are working on a new wading pool for the park, as well as the sidewalk leading up to it. For fun, they let everybody leave their handprint in it. Jetta wants to go further; she has Mac leave his pawprint. Then it's suggested that Clifford leave his pawprint. He leaves it, but it's too big and leaves a deep hole that has to be filled in. Later on, Mac tells T-Bone and Cleo about how he got to leave his pawprint and also about what happened with Clifford. They suggest that if Clifford couldn't leave his pawprint there, there should be somewhere else he can leave it. They try a myriad of schemes, each of which Mac is quite down on and tries to stop, but to no avail. First they try leaving Clifford's pawprint in the sand at the beach, but it gets washed away. They try the grass at the park, but that gets mowed down. They try a pit of mud, but more mud bubbles rise up, filling up the hole. Finally, Emily Elizabeth calls Clifford. It turns out they want to do the new wading pool in the shape of Clifford's pawprint. Later on we see the cement after it's dried and the wading pool filled in. The idea was a big hit.
"Then Came Bob"
It's Kite Day on Birdwell Island and Emily Elizabeth, Charley, Jetta and Vaz are all ready to get to work on a neat kite. It just so happens that today, Vaz is looking after Dr. Dihn's dog, Bob. This wouldn't be such a big deal, except that well, Bob is a bit of a jerk. He's the type that plays the innocent act while no in charge is looking, but is a real scamp when you turn the other way. Throughout the day, Clifford is constantly left to look after Bob and then gets blamed when Bob gets into mischief. He climbs where he shouldn't, causes a mess in front of Ms. Martinez's shop and more! Each time, Clifford is blamed for the incidents, mainly by Jetta. (Emily Elizabeth maintains his innocence.) Finally, while everybody is flying their kite, Bob manages to find trouble one last time. But this time, Dr. Dihn has returned from her trip, and she's there to find Bob and make sure he gets the blame. She calls Clifford the best behaved dog on the island and says that she hopes that perhaps Bob could learn some manners from him.moreless