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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat

07/07/2009

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Series
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Program
Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat
Program Number

418

Series Description

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

Program Description

All of the Cat Grooming shows are competing with Ruff's ratings and he's desperate to find the mythical Helmet of Victory that will reverse his fortunes. Uncle MacRuffmantosh calls with news that he thinks he's located the Helmet on a faraway mountaintop, so Ruff plans to ride his trusty tricycle up the mountain to retrieve the prize. (Unfortunately, the tricycle doesn't work so well on mountainous slopes.) So Ruff sends Brian, Bethany and Talia to meet with a bicycle expert and physics professor. Meanwhile, in an effort to get some "grooming" into his show, he sends Liza to learn how to groom a goat.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat,” 07/07/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_477E57F0FCD24D03BDE7351C4C59B9CA.
MLA: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat.” 07/07/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_477E57F0FCD24D03BDE7351C4C59B9CA>.
APA: Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_477E57F0FCD24D03BDE7351C4C59B9CA
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