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Martha Speaks; My Mother the Dog; Martha's Must-Have

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Martha Speaks
My Mother the Dog; Martha's Must-Have
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Series Description

Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

Program Description

My Mother the Dog Ken Scarborough Inspired by Ronald’s parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen’s mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella’s voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for…

Martha’s Must-Have Raye Lankford When Martha finds out that wearing a Courageous Collie Carlo Collar makes people give you food, she has to have one. Ignoring Helen’s claims that the product isn’t as magical as it seems, Martha sets out to earn some cash for the collar.



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Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
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