Martha Speaks

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  • Martha Speaks


    The MARTHA SPEAKS series expands kids' vocabulary and is based on the best-selling children's book series by Susan Meddaugh.
  • The Long, Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase

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    S 3 : Ep 15 - 6/28/11

    The Long, Rotten Summer: For T.D., summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best way to spend summer?

    The Case of the Shattered Vase: Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. Now she's sure there's something under her bed! Martha helps her understand that things are not always what they seem.

  • Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird

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    S 3 : Ep 14 - 6/27/11

    Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird: The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, and they've even eaten all the s'mores — but they still aren't tired. When T.D. suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does: to be continued!

    Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird: A shadow on the outside of the tent inspires still more stories. With humans shrinking to the size of ants, and ants growing to the size of humans, everyone has something to contribute.

  • Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 2/22/11

    Skits and Mr. Scruffles: Everyone's too busy to play with Skits. While he's moping around the neighborhood, he meets Milo, a lonesome newcomer who just moved to Wagstaff City. The two bond, but when they tell their respective families about their new companion, no one believes they're real.

    Brave Truman: Truman is afraid to try out his new sled on the town's steepest, scariest, lumpiest hill. His friends are convinced that Truman is braver than he seems. Is he?

  • The Opera Contest/Maestro Martha

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 2/21/11

    The Opera Contest: An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be.

    Maestro Martha: Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it's too late?

  • T.D.'s Magic/Scaredy Cat

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 10/25/10

    T.D.'s Magic: TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control? Scaredy Cat: To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real.moreless
  • Truman's Mad/Dog for a Day

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 10/13/10

    Truman's Mad: When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams?

    Dog for a Day: TD thinks dogs have it easy - no school, no homework, no schedule - but Martha begs to differ. When the two decide to switch roles for a day, they discover that life can be surprisingly tough in someone else's shoes (or tail).moreless
  • Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 10/12/10

    Martha's Millions: When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Carolina's Gifted: Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday. Everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be?moreless
  • The Jakey Express/Martha, Sled Dog

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 2/16/10

    The Jakey Express: Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time.

    Martha, Sled Dog: Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will "Malto" deliver herself right into their hands?

  • Qué Pasa, Martha?/T.D. Is Talking Dog

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 2/18/10

    ¿Qué Pasa, Martha?: Señor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? T.D. Is Talking Dog: Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, T.D. decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons.

  • Martha in the White House: Parts 1 & 2

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    S 2 : Ep 6 -

  • Martha in the Hold / Get Along, Little Dogies!

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 9/18/09

    Martha in the Hold: Martha wants to join the family on vacation out west, but is scared of the idea of traveling in a cargo hold. Get Along, Little Dogies!: Martha wants to go along on a cattle drive, but Cookie the cowhand thinks that city dog Martha is too soft. She has to figure out some way to show Cookie that she has what it takes.moreless
  • The Penguin Always Rings Twice / The Martha Code

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 9/17/09

    The Penguin Always Rings Twice: A thief has been stealing the zoo's supply of peanuts, and all the clues point to Jeffy the elephant. But Martha and Skits are convinced of his innocence, and set out to prove it, with the help of a lemur, a bat, a penguin, and a baby tiger. The Martha Code: Martha has been eating letters again, but this time it's a secret code, and now no one can understand what she's saying. Then Martha becomes lost, and Helen can't find out where she is unless she can break the code in the phone messages that Martha is leaving.moreless
  • Painting for Peanuts / Martha's No Dummy

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 9/15/09

    Painting for Peanuts: With the zoo in danger of closing, Helen and T.D. sign up for an animal painting class to help make money to save it, but it turns out that animal painting is something different than what they expected. Martha's No Dummy: Granny Flo is hosting a variety show. Helen and Carolina team up to perform a pantomime, Alice practices her tap routine, and Truman perfects his water glass symphony, but T.D. and Martha struggle to come up with an act. Will they ever find their voice?moreless
  • Martha's Chair/ TD the Pack Rat

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 9/14/09

    Martha's Chair: The Lorraines, without realizing how much it meant to her, donate Martha's favorite chair. Can they get it back?; TD the Pack Rat: TD's mother is concerned that he is a pack rat and won't let him bring anything else home. Is that as easily done as said?moreless
  • Martha Goes to School

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    S 1 : Ep 330 - 9/21/11

    T.D. thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers.
  • Virtually Martha

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    S 1 : Ep 29.2 - 3/19/09

    While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Will Helen figure out a way to get her out of there before those marauding video monsters gobble her up?moreless
  • T.D. and the Steak Tree

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    S 1 : Ep 28.2 - 3/18/09

    TD gets hoodwinked by Weaselgraft and Pablum into buying a steak tree. He's sure if he takes good care of it, soon he'll be harvesting freshly blossomed steaks. But when the buds open to reveal flowers instead of sirloins, TD has to think fast before he's humiliated in front of his friends.moreless
  • Martha In The Doghouse

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    S 1 : Ep 27.1 - 3/17/09

    Martha just wants a nice quiet place to take a nap. All she needs is for everybody to be quiet for, oh, 16 hours a day. Is that too much to ask? Helen and the gang try to help by designing a doghouse for Martha.moreless
  • Skits Under the Weather

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    S 1 : Ep 26.1 - 3/16/09

    Martha and Skits hate the sound of thunder. One day Skits gets fed up and tries to outrun the storm, but soon discovers that all roads somehow lead back home.
  • Martha Sings

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    S 1 : Ep 25.1 - 3/2/09

    Martha wakes up singing and not just because she's happy. She can't stop! Helen and Martha visit the vet, some musicians, and an opera singer, trying to discover the source of her musical malady to no avail. Will Martha ever be able to talk without a tempo again?moreless
  • Alice Twinkle Toes

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    S 1 : Ep 24.2 - 2/16/09

    Alice is a talented athlete, but grace is not her middle name. After she sees a performance of the ballet, she secretly wishes she could take ballet lessons. But how can she ever admit she's interested when she knows her brother Ronald will tease her mercilessly?moreless
  • Nurse Martha

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    S 1 : Ep 23.1 - 2/18/09

    Being able to translate animal speech sure comes in handy when Martha gets a job as the vet's assistant. But when Mrs. Clusky's niece brings her puppy to the vet - and he speaks nothing but incomprehensible puppy talk - Martha's going to need more than her linguistic skills to figure out what's wrong.moreless
  • There Goes the Neighborhood

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    S 1 : Ep 22.1 - 2/17/09

    Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Everyone knows kittens are not to be tolerated. But could this kitten be different?
  • Itchy Martha

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    S 1 : Ep 21.1 - 2/13/09

    Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Until they're gone, she has to wear a cone on her head to keep her from scratching. Martha hates the cone; it gets in the way and makes everything sound weird. Worse than that, it terrifies Jake. Will Martha have to live in the cellar until she gets better?moreless
  • Martha Runs the Store (Part 1)

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    S 1 : Ep 20.1 - 12/9/08

    Skits and Martha are feeling desperate while they wait in the broiling sun for Helen to finish shopping. Fed up, Skits decides to follow the cool air into the store, and Martha has to follow to get him out. What are they going to do now that they're stuck in the bathroom and the store is about to close?!moreless
  • Martha Gets Spooked

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    S 1 : Ep 19.1 - 10/31/08

    Is someone fixing up the haunted house? If not, who ordered those flowers? Was it the ghost of Mrs. Parkington's Great–Aunt Martha? Whoever or whatever it was, Martha has to go in there to protect Helen, before it's too late!moreless
  • Best in Show

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    S 1 : Ep 18.1 - 11/28/08

    Carolina decides to enter François in the dog show, and Helen just can't help herself. She has to enter Martha, too, so she can show Carolina who the true champion really is. A little competition between cousins isn't a bad thing, or is it?moreless
  • Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!

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    S 1 : Ep 17.1 - 10/14/08

    Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co–author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?moreless
  • Martha Says It With Flowers

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    S 1 : Ep 16.2 - 10/13/08

    Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.moreless
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