Clifford's Puppy Days

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Keeping Cool / Socks & Snooze
      "Keeping Cool"

      On a hot day, Emily Elizabeth's regular babysitter comes because Mrs. Howard has to work at the library. He wants to stay outside and watch television, but Emily Elizabeth wants to have fun playing in the sprinkler outside. Evan is lured outside by the prospect of impressing a cute girl, but he spends so much time trying to impress her that he doesn't pay any attention to what Emily Elizabeth or puppy Clifford want to do. After his attempts at impressing the girl fail, he finally decides that playing in the sprinkler isn't such a bad idea and then learns that the best thing he can do to impress the girl is to just be himself.

      "Socks & Snooze"

      Emily Elizabeth is missing a "lucky sock," one of two from a pair that she wants to wear on the first day of the new school year. She can't find it anywhere and so Clifford decides to help. Emily Elizabeth's pet rabbit Daffodil doesn't think much of his efforts, but he keeps at them and eventually finds the sock in a very unusual place. He has to make a trade to get it back, but is happy to do so. Emily Elizabeth is pleased that he found it and Daffodil admits that she was wrong to discourage Clifford's efforts.moreless

    • #10201
      "The Monster in 3B"

      New neighbors are greeted with suspsicion by the gang, particularly Norville. They fear that the new neighbors might be keeping a monster, an idea which seems to be confirmed by an unearthly wailing coming from their unit. To figure what's really going on, they stage a stakeout, but their plan go awry and they worry that the worst has happened: one of them has been captured by the monster. In the end, it turns out that there is no monster and what they really have are some new friends.


      Clifford has guests - the kittens Flo and Zo. He's excited that they're staying for the entire weekend, but both Norville and Daffodil warn him that their energetic nature could lead to big problems. Once they arrived, things go exactly as feared, when they want to play constantly and even eat Clifford's food. The final straw comes when they break Clifford's squeak-toy and don't even seem to care. Can anyone get them to slow down and consider the conseqeunces of their actions before they ruin everything?moreless

    • #10301
      "Jorge and the Dog Run"

      Clifford is excited to go to his first outing at the local dog run, but becomes worried that he won't fit in after a conversation with Norville. At the dog run, he can't get anyone to notice him at first, but soon finds a friend named Jorge. Jorge lets him join in a game called Dog Ball and sticks up for him when he messes up because he didn't really know how to play. Later, Clifford shares a snack with Jorge and upon returning home finds out that Jorge is actually a nearby neighbor.

      "Clifford's Club House"

      Clifford and the gang get the idea to start a club from Emily Elizabeth and her friend Nina and their first task is to find their perfect clubhouse. Norville has some great ideas, but it turns out that all of his suggested locations have problems which keep them being proper clubhouses. When a new location is suggested, Norville seems unhappy and quits the club and everyone thinks that he is just upset because the location isn't his choice. Everyone, however, soon realizes that isn't the real problem and after choosing an alternative location, everyone learns an important lesson about listening and Norville learns one about speaking up for himself.moreless

    • 10/15/03
      "Paw Print Picasso"

      Emily Elizabeth makes a painting for an Art Fair, but when Clifford starts a game of ball with kittens Flo and Zo, he ends up getting into the paint and getting pawprints all over her painting. Flo and Zo convince him to try and hide what he did by rolling up the painting, but he feels guilty about it the whole night as Emily Elizabeth sleeps. The next day, Clifford slips into Emily Elizabeth's backpack and goes with her to still in an attempt to warn her about what he did to the painting. At school, he tries to show her what happened, but his small size keeps him from even finding her. He's eventually discovered, but by the time Emily Elizabeth figures out what happened, her painting is being hailed as a masterpiece at the art gallery. Emily Elizabeth gives him the credit he deserves and back at home, Daffodil praises Clifford for his braveness.

      "Hup Hup"

      When Emily Elizabeth asks for help figuring out what's wrong with her flower garden from Jenny, a horticulturist who happens to be blind, she lets her guide dog, Bibi, play with Clifford. Clifford is happy to have a new friend, but when she later ignores him when she's busy assisting Jenny, Clifford doesn't understand why she won't play with him. All of Clifford's friends begin to think that Bibi must be some kind of snoot and Norville even goes so far as to spy on her when she goes about her daily business. Eventually, Clifford simply just asks Bibi what's going on and meanwhile, Jenny solves the problem that Emily Elizabeth was having with her flowers.moreless

    • 11/19/03
      "Sock It To Me"

      Clifford has a favorite toy called a sock spider which he and Emily Elizabeth enjoy playing with. Daffodil, however, claims that she doesn't like it and it isn't a real toy, which leads Clifford, acting on Norville's advice, to try and get rid of it. The truth, however, is that Daffodil doesn't really mind the toy, what she minds is feeling left out. It's up to Clifford to find out Daffodil's real problem and find a way to help her out.

      "My Toy"

      When Nina brings a new squirrel toy to the dog run with Jorge, he doesn't want to share it because he hasn't even had a chance to play with it himself yet. Rather than say so, he worries that the other dogs will be upset and insist on playing with the toy, so he tries to hide it and claim that he doesn't have it all.moreless

    • #10601
      "Friends Of All Ages"

      A new neighbor moves into Clifford and Emily Elizabeths' apartment and brings her dog Tricksie with her. Tricksie is an older dog and Clifford doesn't understand at first why she doesn't want to join in some of the fun activities that he does with Jorge. After spending some time with her and getting some advice from Daffodil, Clifford and Jorge learn that even though Tricksie might get tired easily, they can still be friends and she has a lot to teach them.

      "Clifford's Super Sleepover"

      Emily Elizabeth has gone to her friend Nina's for a sleepover and Clifford seems inconsolable. At first Daffodil is annoyed with him and just wants to be in peace, but her heart soon gets the better of her and she decides to help Clifford out. Flo and Zo come over too and everyone works together to keep Clifford from being lonely so that he'll go to sleep because Emily Elizabeth will be there waiting for him in the morning.moreless

    • #10701
      "Clifford's Field Trip"

      Clifford is disappointed that Emily Elizabeth's going to be gone for a while on a field trip, but decides to take a nap and sleep on it. Unfortunately, he inadvertently chooses Emily Elizabeth's backpack as his napping place, but Emily Elizabeth doesn't discover him until they're already at the museum. Emily Elizabeth wants to tell her teacher right away, but Nina convinces her they'll blow the whole field trip because Ms. Parker will want them to leave to get Clifford home. They try to hide Clifford, but in the process end up missing most of the field trip anyway.

      "Helping Paws"

      Clifford has lots of fun with the Sidarsky kids, but sees how tired they make Mr. and Mrs. Sidarsky, so he agrees to babysit to help them out. He thinks it'll be easy and says that he doesn't need any help from Daffodil when she offers it. Clifford, however, finds out that the Sidarsky kids are more trouble to deal with than he thought. Pretty soon, he's very tired out and ends up asking for help anyway, a move the Sidarskys find very responsible.moreless

    • #10801
      "Nina's Perfect Party"

      Nina's birthday is coming and she's set up the perfect party plan. She's going to do it at a t-shirt shop, with all sorts of balloons and painting t-shirts and more. Unfortunately, on the day of the party, it turns out that a burst pipe has flooded the entire place. She's really disappointed, but Emily Elizabeth has an idea to fix things.

      "Just the Right Size"

      Clifford's excited about Emily Elizabeth's ballet recital, but when Mrs. Howard can't find her car keys, it looks like they might not be going anywhere. Daffodil immediately launches a search, but when Clifford tries to help, she tells him he can't help because he's too small. Encouraged by Norville, Clifford won't give up. He keeps on trying, feeling that there is something he can do to help.moreless

    • #10901
      "Something Special"

      Nina and her family are putting on a Cinco de Mayo party and when Emily Elizabeth compliments a dress Nina made for her Mom, Nina tells her about her Mom says that everyone has a "something special" that they're good at. Clifford overhears this and decides that he should use his "something special" to try and help get things set up for the party. Unfortunately, he has no idea what his "something special" is and when it seems like there's nothing he can do to help, he wonders if maybe he doesn't have one.

      "Shun Gets in the Game"

      On the first day of spring, Emily Elizabeth is eager to get up, get dressed and play in the first day of Courtyard Volleyball. Shun, new to the neighborhood, doesn't know how to play, so Emily Elizabeth invites him to join in and learn. When it seems to him like he's not a very good player, he starts making excuses to try to get out of the game. Meanwhile, Clifford and his friends are also looking for fun and take part in a game created by Norville: wall-hit-ball, a wacky game that's fun to play but seemingly has no solid rules.moreless

    • #11001
      "Clifford's Winter Spirit"

      Norville is excited about the first day of winter and wants to have snow fun with his friends outside, but finds that they're all busy inside celebrating first-snowfall traditions. As each declines his invitation to come outside, he fibs at having his own winter traditions, but soon ends up lonely outside by himself. It's up to his friends to realize that he's feeling lonely and find a way to bring their traditions outside to him.

      "Flo Motion"

      Flo is a great athlete, but when Jorge gets everyone playing a bouncing game with a new beanbag toy of his, she finds that she's not very good at it. She's disappointed and tries playing alone by herself, but soon decides that it's not any fun playing games like freeze-tag or hide-and-seek by herself.moreless

    • No Small Parts / Fine Feathered Friend
      "No Small Parts"

      Nina has created a new play about springitime. She's the director and has cast Shun, Emily Elizabeth and dogs Clifford and Jorge in the play. At first, everyone thinks it will be fun, but Nina proves to be a bossy director, alienating everyone. It's up to her to change her ways, or she might find herself without a play.

      "Fine Feathered Friend"

      Norville has started molting. Being the handsome bird that he is, he worries that everyone will laugh at his new appearance. His friends, however, don't really care how he looks, but have to figure out a way to make him know that.moreless

    • #11201
      "Sing-a-Song Norville"

      Norville isn't a songbird, but hearing the singing of other birds makes him want to sing too. Clifford encourages him to pursue his dream, but it soon causes a big problem. Norville's singing is not only excessively loud, he tries to sing all the time, disturbing his friends and the entire neighborhood when they're trying to sing and play.

      "Tell Me a Tale"

      Emily Elizabeth and Nina are bored stiff inside when a big snowstorm keeps them from having fun in the snow. Shun shows up and tries to capture their interest with a tale from Japan his Gtrandma told him. At first, Nina isn't that interested, but as the tale grows more intense, she finds herself invested in the outcome, even after the snow has stopped falling.moreless

    • 2/18/04
      "Hoop Dreams"

      Evan has been practicing hard at basketball and his practice pays off - he makes it onto the school basketball team. In is first game, he is on the bench at the start, but soon called to join in. After repeatedly falling and getting blocked due to his short-size, some inspiration from Clifford gives him ideas on to use his size to his advantage.

      "Doggie Duds"

      Nina has been learning knitting from her abuela (grandmother) and has knitted two handsome sweaters for her and Jorge to wear together for a family portrait. Jorge likes the sweater, but doesn't treat it with the care it deserves and it ends up getting a huge rip. He tries to hide what happened, but the plan fails when the situation gets even worse.moreless

    • #11401
      "The Best Nest"

      On a heavily windy day, things are being blown all over the place, including Norville's nest to parts unknown. A search for it comes up empty and Norville takes to the skies to look all over for it. His furry friends decide to try to help out by making him a new nest, but run into problems with bossiness and uncaring behavior.

      "Practice Makes Perfect"

      Emily Elizabeth has been helping Mr. Solomon with a presentation of one of his art books and he graciously offers to tutor in her painting. She's excited by it at first and invites Nina to join in. Nina picks up painting quickly, while Emily Elizabeth worries that her paintings aren't any good and that she should give up art.moreless

    • #11501
      "Your Secret Valentine"

      When Clifford learns that Valentine's Day can be a great day to make new friends, he tries to befriend a small, yellow puppy by getting her to be her Valentine. Norville thinks that the best way to do would be through fancy tricks, so Clifford tries this, with disastrous results. Even thinking small doesn't help and Clifford learns a lesson about being himself.

      "Perfect Pet"

      Shun knows that he's good with animals and now his Mom has finally given him permission to get a pet. Clifford and his friends catch word of this and decide to try to campaign to get him to select the type of pet that they are as his new pet. Their antics disturb his quiet studying, leading him to think that maybe it would be best if he didn't get a pet at all. Meanwhile, the animals learn that if they work together, they can still help out their friend.moreless

    • #11601
      "Mr. Blanky"

      During a sleepover, Emily Elizabeth lets out a secret to a friend. It's a big deal to her, but the secret gets out and soon it seems like everyone knows. Emily Elizabeth is completely embarrassed and her friend finds that though it doesn't seem like a big deal; it's something she has to take seriously.

      "With Friends Like You"

      When Clifford helps out a friend in a sticky situation, he finds that he now has an overbearing helper. At first, he enjoys the attention and treats, but then starts to find it a bit annoying. However, he's not sure how to say this without feelings getting hurt.moreless

    • 9/7/04
      "Time Out"

      With Nina's super-scheduled life, Jorge begins to feel as she doesn't play with him enough. He concocts a plan to have her all to himself, but finds that it doesn't work so well.

      "Sniff, Sniff"

      Emily Elizabeth gets a bad cold and Clifford is determined to make her feel better. He tries a number of activities after hearing that it would be a good idea to keep her busy.moreless

    • #11801
      "A Promise is a Promise"

      Emily Elizabeth is learning how to skate for the first time. She's ready to learn with a skating book she checked out from the library. She's then offered something better --- skating Elizabeth's from her friend Evan. Unfortunately, it looks like she might be skating alone after all when Evan ducks out to play basketball instead.

      "Share and Share Alike"

      Emily Elizabeth, Shun and Nina get involved in a drive to collect books for the library. As they make their rounds, they find a lot more shared with them than just books. Unfortunately, Nina can't take part after waking up with a bad cold, but Emily Elizabeth and Shun find a way to include her after appreciating the value of her careful preparations for their journey.moreless

    • #11901
      "Fall Feast"

      Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, Daffodil and the family are all headed to the train station for Fall Feast. They enjoy this tradition every year with their grandparents and it's going to be Clifford's first time. Bad weather forces a change in plans, but everyone still enjoys the celebration in the company of friends.

      "Norville's New Game"

      On a bright morning day, Clifford wants to play ball games with Daffodil, while she just wants to sleep. After hearing about the prospect of a bouncy game, she joins Clifford, Norville, Jorge, Flo and Zo in the courtyard. The game comes to an abrupt end when the hopscotch lines are ruined, but Norville invents a new game. Unfortunately, his ever-changing rules and refusal to play fair threaten to spoil things for everyone.moreless

    • 9/10/04
      "Oh, Brother"

      There's a new baby mouse in the Sidarsky family and Lucy is feeling a bit left out. To cheer her up, Daffodil tells her the tale of when Clifford first became a part of the Howard family.

      "Up, Up & Oops"

      After Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun spot some kites in the store, the storekeeper encourages them to join him for Kite-Flying Day. Shun spots a book on how to make kites and the three decide that they'll all design their own. Emily Elizabeth and Nina have big plans, but find that their kites aren't working when they don't follow the instructions in the book.moreless

    • 9/15/04
      "Moving On"

      Due to the birth of their new son ("Oh, Brother") and their growing children, the Sidarskys are moving into a new, bigger mouse hole. It's just around the corner and Clifford offers to help them move a rather large heirloom - a family clock that helps lull the baby to sleep. Called away for lunch, he finds that various distractions keep him from getting back to help out in time.

      "Fair is Fair"

      Emily Elizabeth and Nina are excited to hear about their favorite author, Marjorie Maxwell, coming to the city fair to sign copies of the newest book in her Sarah Solver mystery series. ("My Blanky" & "Share and Share Alike") They're also excited to volunteer to read picture books to little kids, so long as they can finish up in time for the book signing. When their relief doesn't show up on time, they're forced to come up with a creative solution to keep things going, and are rewarded for their responsibility and creativity.moreless

    • 9/22/04
      "Grooming Gloom"

      Jorge is excited about his first-ever visit to the grooming shop with Nina until Norville's misinformed ramblings convince him the experience is something to fear. His friends try everything from giving him their own makeover to having him hide, until Daffodil takes the matter into her own paws.

      "The Letter"

      Emily Elizabeth and Evan are on their way to a concert of one of their favorite bands, the Pogo Sticks. They spot Mr. Solomon, who has a bad cold and is trying to get to the post office to mail a letter. They agree to help out by taking it for him and end up helping a lot more people along the way.moreless

    • 2/15/05

      There's a neighborhood street fair being held in Emily Elizabeth's neighborhood and Clifford gets to come along as Emily Elizabeth and Evan help out Mrs. Howard with the Adopt-A-Pup booth. These are all dogs from the animal shelter who haven't yet been adopted. Clifford makes friends with a small, pink poodle named Teacup who never seems to have any chance at being adopted because she's too small to even be noticed. Clifford sympathizes and vows to help her find an owner.

      "Jokes on You"

      Emily Elizabeth, Shun and Nina all have some fun and crazy jokes for Wacky Wednesday at school. From the beginning, Nina seems to want to be the very best --- the Queen of Wacky Wednesday. But her gags continue outside school and start to become annoying rather than funny.moreless

    • #12401
      "Lights, Camera, Action"

      Ken Burns pays a visit to the class of Emily Elizabeth and her friends, explaining that he's at work on a documentary about pets. He's been invited as a guest to the class because the class project is for everyone to group into teams and make their own documentaries. Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun get their first turn with the class video camera and decide to make a video about the people in their neighborhood. They get so caught up in the roles of cameraperson, producer and interviewer that are assigned to them that at first they have trouble creating a meaningful documentary.

      "Basketball Babysitter"

      Evan receives tickets from Coach Harris to go see a basketball game featuring his favorite player --- Alan Houston. Once at the game, he gets to actually meet Alan Houston, but then is asked to watch over Houston's little daughter Remie and her puppy, Hoops. Evan is glad to do it, but finds it very hard to concentrate on the game. Still, he finds it worth it in the end.moreless

    • #12501
      "The Halloween Bandit"

      Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and friends take part in a neighborhood Halloween party. Emily Elizabeth has some trouble deciding on Clifford's costume, but Clifford finally comes up with it himself. Then strange things start happening --- peoples' food disappearing and a treats table being wrecked. The evidence seems to point to Clifford, but Emily Elizabeth and his friends stand by him.

      "An Honest Spin"

      Clifford plays with Daffodil's spinning top toy without permission and then ends up breaking it. He wants to tell Daffodil right away, but Norville suggests that he wait and see if he can get Emily Elizabeth to fix it. Then, Daffodil wakes up and Clifford and Norville begin a web of deception to to try to keep her from finding out about the broken top.moreless

  • Season 2