Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Saturday Night with a Slight Fever
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- Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
- Saturday Night with a Slight Fever
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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 RUFF HAS LINED UP AN "EASILY RECOGNIZABLE" MAJOR POP STAR FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGE — PRODUCING AND DIRECTING A MUSIC VIDEO. WHEN HIS TALENT CANCELS AND HIS "HANDY ELECTRONIC DEVICE FILLED WITH HARD-TO-GET PHONE NUMBERS" FALLS INTO HIS SOUP, RUFF MUST COME UP WITH A REPLACEMENT, AND QUICK. GOOD THING RUFF HAS FOUND STARS FOR THE VIDEO HE'S SURE THE KIDS WILL RECOGNIZE—THEIR GRANDPARENTS!
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- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Saturday Night with a Slight Fever,” 04/28/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 18, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A426938225D043F49B1EAC2BD5988A4F.
- MLA: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Saturday Night with a Slight Fever.” 04/28/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 18, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A426938225D043F49B1EAC2BD5988A4F>.
- APA: Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Saturday Night with a Slight Fever. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A426938225D043F49B1EAC2BD5988A4F