PBS (ended 1998)




Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • Tails Of Terror
      Tails Of Terror
      Episode 14
      When his human family notices that something strange is happening in the neighborhood, literary dog Wishbone (Larry Brantley) decides that he will put his courage to the test and try to crack the case. All his sleuthing in the dead of night reminds the well-read terrier of classically spooky Halloween tales.moreless
    • Wishbone's Dog Days Of The West
      Wishbone yearns for the pioneer days, pretending to be "Long Bill" Longley in O. Henry's Heart of the Old West.
    • The Roamin' Nose
      The Roamin' Nose
      Episode 10
      It's graduation time for the middle-school students, as they face the uncertain future in more ways than one. Wishbone sees a future with just as many question marks in Virgil's The Aeneid.
    • Pup Fiction
      Pup Fiction
      Episode 9
      Intrigue and mystery surrounds a letter addressed to Wanda. In trying to trace the anonymous note, Wishbone drifts into Jane Austen's gothic horror novel Northanger Abbey.
    • Barking at Buddha
      Wishbone wants to be a hero and tries to rescue two misguided youngsters when they set out to impress the older kids. As "Monkey," he yearns to be immortal and seeks a position of importance in Wu Ch'eng-en's Chinese folktale.
    • Moonbone
      Episode 7
      Would you believe a missing Super Bowl ring could be traced to Wishbone? Hard for him to notice, as he imagines himself as Franklin Blake in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone.
    • War of the Noses
      War of the Noses
      Episode 6
      A betrayed Wishbone lapses into the character Richard Shelton in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow.
    • Bone of Contention
      Joe and David's friendship is tested when they both are interested in the same girl. Wishbone, as John Alden, and his best friend have to decide how valuable their friendship really is in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish."
    • Groomed for Greatness
      A statue to honor Wishbone consumes David's every waking moment, or at least that's what his friends think. It appears to Wishbone that David strikes a chord with Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations.
    • The Prince of Wags
      The weight of leadership weighs heavy on Joe as captain of the school basketball team, and on Wishbone in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I.
    • Halloween Hound: The Legend of the Creepy Collars Part Two
    • Halloween Hound: The Legend of the Creepy Collars Part One
      Joe and his two best friends, David and Samantha, form a team to go on a Halloween scavenger hunt. Damont also competes in the game, but he tries to win by cheating. Meanwhile, Wishbone imagines himself as Ichabod Crane in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
  • Season 1