Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Ye Olde Colonial Episode
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- Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
- Ye Olde Colonial Episode
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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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Season One (1) Broadcast 2006 LOSING POWER IN THE DOGHOUSE GIVES RUFF "THE MOST BRILLIANT IDEA IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION!" ALL HE NEEDS IS A $250,000,000 ADVANCE FROM HIS BOSS, HENRY, TO BUY A TIME MACHINE TO SEND THE WHOLE CAST BACK IN TIME...WAY BACK...TO 1627! DRESSED AS COLONISTS, THE CAST MEMBERS ABANDON THEIR VIDEOGAMES AND CELL PHONES FOR LOG SAWING, OVEN STARTING, JAW HARPING, GOAT TENDING, AND LESSONS IN COLONIAL LIFE TAUGHT AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION.
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- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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