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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
There’s Food Safety and Then There’s Food Safety
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Premiered May 29, 2006

Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, FETCH! features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal host named Ruff Ruffman (yes, he's an animated dog!) Featuring 20 half-hour episodes, FETCH! mixes live-action with animation and breaks the mold with its educational and comical take on America's newest television genre. Targeting six- to ten-year olds, it is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of twists.

FETCH! explores the untapped potential of the hugely popular reality television genre and proves that it can be a great venue for kids to have fun while learning problem-solving skills and teamwork. The series also offers viewers an important perspective on competition by letting them know that the value of an experience isn't just determined by winning or losing, but by what happens along the way. Funded in large part by the National Science Foundation, the series focuses on real world science, featuring kids as they pursue questions, conduct experiments, and actively investigate the world around them. Series release date: 5/29/2006

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Ruff is thrilled to find a tortilla chip that looks EXACTLY like him. Meanwhile, Grandma Ruffman is trying to figure out how to protect a cake she wants to mail. So Ruff sends Harsha, Noël, and Sam to build a foolproof structure that can protect his chip and Grandma Ruffman's cake. Blossom wants to trick Ruff into eating his special chip and sends Sammy to Spanish Harlem in New York City to make a tempting salsa. Will the chip survive? And will the FETCHers' structure stand up to a monster truck called Bigfoot?

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Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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