Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Ol' Shell Game, The
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- Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
- Ol' Shell Game, The
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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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Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney’s Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair…
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- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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