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Clifford The Big Red Dog

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Based on the popular Scholastic book series by Norman Bridwell about the lovable oversized canine with his head in the clouds but four paws planted firmly on the ground, Clifford presents a larger-than-life view of the world. With his loving human, Emily Elizabeth, and dog pals, Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford inhabits a colorful island community, inviting viewers on a fun-filled journey through childhood, navigating the dips and curves along the way. CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG emphasizes good citizenship and the importance of community. Each episode concludes with a component of Clifford's Big Ideas - 10 different attributes children learn to embrace - which leaves them with something to think about and practice in their lives.

Latest Episodes

"Babysitter Blues"--Mr. Bleakman is ready for a quiet relaxing weekend of oil painting, when he is asked to baby-sit Clifford for the day. Mr. Bleakman struggles to find a way to keep Clifford out of his way, but soon detects that the big red dog has much to teach him about being spontaneous and having fun! "Saturday Morning"--When T-Bone's "special Saturday time" with SheriffLewis doesn't turn out the way he expected one week, he goes on a quest to see how others spend their Saturdays. He finds there are many different ways to spend time with the people you love.

"Best Paw Forward"--When cement is poured at the new Birdwell Island recreation center, the kids and dogs are invited to leave their handprints. But Clifford's paw print is just too big to stay! Seeing Clifford's disappointment, his friends work together to find a way to include Clifford -- and everyone's delighted when Clifford's paw print becomes the new wading pool for the children. "Then Came Bob"--Vaz baby-sits for Bob -- a cute, but not very well- behaved little dog that Dr. Dihn recently acquired from the dog pound.

"Clothes Don't Make the Dog"--T-Bone gets a new sweater, but when Mac teases him about it, he gets too embarrassed to wear it. He realizes that it's not what he wears that makes others like him. "Short-Changed"--When family friend Skyscraper Jackson visits, Emily worries that Clifford prefers the attentions of a super-tall basketball player to the attentions of a short little girl. Emily soon learns that love comes in all sizes.

"Good-Bye T-Bone"--Clifford and Cleo misunderstand a conversation they overhear and think T-Bone is moving away. They vow to make T- Bone's last day on Birdwell Island extra special. They eventually learn to listen to a whole story before jumping to conclusions -- but the good friends enjoy a truly special day nonetheless! "The Truth about Dogs and Cats"--When two cats "move in" to the tree next door to T-Bone, the dogs try everything to get rid of them, but they soon discover that they have no real reason not to like the cats.

"Morning, Noon, and Night"--Cleo and Clifford are excited to learn that Cleo will be Clifford's guest for a weekend while her house is being painted! But soon Cleo is filling Clifford's doghouse with her stuff, taking over his bed and butting in on his time alone with Emily Elizabeth. It takes time, but Cleo eventually perceives how to be a good houseguest. "Mr. Bleakman's Special Day"--Mr. Bleakman appears to be particularly grumpy one day. At first, the dogs are upset with him, but then they overhear Mrs. Howard say that sometimes a grumpy attitude can be changed through kindness.

"New Dog in Town"--In a heartwarming flashback story, we learn how Clifford's enormous size frightened T-Bone when they first met. T- Bone learns that "you can't judge a book by its cover" -- friends come in all shapes and sizes. "Get Well"--Emily Elizabeth comes down with a bad cold, and Clifford and friends want to help her feel better. Using their imaginations and the resources around them, they create a card, collect flowers and fashion a small gift. When they present their offerings to Emily Elizabeth, it is obvious they have succeeded in making her feel cared for and loved.

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