Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Socket It To Me
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- Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
- Socket It To Me
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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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Blossom points out that Ruff is using too much electricity. Ruff protests. Hey, he's only running an electric leaf blower, a vacuum, a blender, all the lights, the washing machine, the dryer, and a karaoke machine... Ruff's energy crisis inspires him to send Sam and Sammy to figure out how he can decrease his electricity consumption. And the karaoke machine inspires Ruff to send Harsha and Noël to get singing lessons and perform... LIVE!
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- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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