Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks
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- Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
- Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks
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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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Someone has just stolen Ruff’s garden gnome and he’s determined to get it back! In fact, he’s so obsessed that he hasn’t bathed in several days and is covered in flies—prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene.
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- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks,” 07/07/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FADC34F667EF4CF78739F3F263CDB26F.
- MLA: “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks.” 07/07/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FADC34F667EF4CF78739F3F263CDB26F>.
- APA: Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FADC34F667EF4CF78739F3F263CDB26F