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Series
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Program
Cats? I Thought You Said Kites
Program Number

FCTH0104

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

Season One (1) Broadcast 2006 RUFF IS EXCITED BECAUSE HE THINKS TODAY'S EPISODE IS ALL ABOUT KITES, UNTIL HE GETS A PHONE CALL FROM HIS BOSS HENRY WHO WANTS THE SHOW BE ABOUT CATS. CATS!!!??? RUFF HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO GIVE AIRTIME TO CATS AS HE CHALLENGES TAYLOR AND ANNA TO TRAIN A CAT TO FETCH. MEANWHILE NOAH AND BRIAN MUST DESIGN, BUILD AND FLY A KITE THAT WILL LIFT A DOG BISCUIT IN THE AIR AND LAND IT ON THE FRONT PORCH OF CHARLENE, THE POODLE NEXT DOOR.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Cats? I Thought You Said Kites,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BB3EF5CC151F47F188ED65CDB762BE3F.
MLA: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Cats? I Thought You Said Kites.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BB3EF5CC151F47F188ED65CDB762BE3F>.
APA: Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Cats? I Thought You Said Kites. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BB3EF5CC151F47F188ED65CDB762BE3F
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