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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie

07/07/2009

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Series
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Program
Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie
Program Number

519

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

Ruff’s nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It Web site. Through this game he’s somehow gotten into the Go Get It mainframe computer, and discovers that they’re hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie… Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. And at Glen’s request, he makes them dress up as pirates…

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie,” 07/07/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A301277F992149EA86D72FC3F6B0B8EF.
MLA: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie.” 07/07/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A301277F992149EA86D72FC3F6B0B8EF>.
APA: Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A301277F992149EA86D72FC3F6B0B8EF
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