List of Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman episodes

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This is a list of episodes of the PBS children's television show Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale Year filmed Winner Season DVD
1 20 May 29, 2006 June 29, 2006 2005 Anna
2 20 May 28, 2007 June 28, 2007 2006 Mike
3 20 September 29, 2008 October 30, 2008 2007 Jay
4 20 September 11, 2009[1] October 15, 2009 2008 Liza
5 20 October 4, 2010[2] November 4, 2010[3] 2009 Marco

Season one: 2006[edit]

Contestants[edit]

  • Noah Ellis
  • Taylor Garrson (From the show Zoom)
  • Khalil Flemming
  • Brian McGoff
  • Julia Kardashian-Millstein
  • Anna Sheridan


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Points chart[edit]

1 1 "3-2-1 Blast Off!" May 29, 2006 (2006-05-29) 101
2 2 "Good Dancing and Bad Teeth" May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30) 102
Ruff find out Charlene won't go out with him because he has bad breath. So Ruff sends Julia and Khalil to learn how to dance the waltz, while Anna and Brian investigate whether dog mouths are cleaner than human mouths.
3 3 "How To Get Out Your Inner Hip Hop" May 31, 2006 (2006-05-31) 103
Ruff sends Anna to learn hip hop dance and Noah, while Khalil and Julia cook for zoo animals.
4 4 "Cats? I Thought You Said Kites!"" June 1, 2006 (2006-06-01) 104
Noah and Brian build a kite to deliver a dog biscuit and Taylor and Anna attempt to teach cats to fetch.
5 5 "Ye Olde Colonial Episode" June 5, 2006 (2006-06-05) 105
Ruff forces the kids to give up their electronics for a day in 1627 on Plymouth Plantation via Ruff's new time machine.
6 6 "Saturday Night With A Slight Fever" June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06) 106
Taylor, Brian, and Noah are required to make a music video with some easily-recognizable stars—their grandparents—while staying under a budget.
7 7 "To Bee or Not to Bee" June 7, 2006 (2006-06-07) 107
Ruff gets stuck in a bee costume when filming an advertisement for FETCH.
8 8 "B.L.T. For Breakfast" June 8, 2006 (2006-06-08) 108
Ruff must sell his new beverage. And Brian is missing in the opening.
9 9 "The Mystery of the Missing Thing in the Haunted Castle" June 12, 2006 (2006-06-12) 109
Ruff sends the kids to retrieve a lost invention in the castle of inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr.
10 10 "This Old... Lemonade Stand" June 13, 2006 (2006-06-13) 110
Ruff accidentally reduces the show's budget to 13¢. Norm Abram, one of the hosts of This Old House teaches Anna and Noah to build a lemonade stand and test thermal insulation, to sell lemonade as a fundraiser.
11 11 "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" June 14, 2006 (2006-06-14) 111
Ruff is confused when a weather forecast predicts clear skies, but there is thunder.
12 12 "That Doesn't Float My Boat" June 15, 2006 (2006-06-15) 112
Ruff Ruffman accidentally floods the doghouse when trying to relax. He sends Julia, Anna, and Khalil to build a boat out of recycled trash, test it, and race in it.
13 13 "Send in the Clowns" June 19, 2006 (2006-06-19) 113
It is revealed that Ruff wanted to be a clown, but was cheated out by Spot Spotnik. Ruff decides to get revenge on Spot once and for all. Julia, Taylor, Noah, and Anna build water balloon launchers for revenge. Brian spends the day with Circus Smirkus and learns how to be a clown.
14 14 "Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success" June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20) 114
Khalil learns to be a stand-up comedian and Taylor, Noah, and Brian cook Grandma Ruffman's recipes on a farm to learn about energy transfers in a New England food chain.
15 15 "Tryin' Chef" June 21, 2006 (2006-06-21) 115
Ruff is tired of his food. Taylor, Brian, Julia, and Khalil compete against each other as chefs – Iron Chef style to cook up new recipes for Ruff.
16 16 "Don't Put the Kart Before the Sea Lion" June 22, 2006 (2006-06-22) 116
Ruff is training for an interactive driving test monitored by the DMV, but crashes into a sea lion tank. Ruff gives two challenges for each contestant: Taylor trains sea lions; Julia helps in a pit crew for a junior go-karter.
17 17 "Relaxin' with Ruff" June 26, 2006 (2006-06-26) 117
Ruff sends the kids to relax with yoga, then sends them on a mission to find out which ride on an amusement park is the wildest.
18 18 "Scat Cat, Scat" June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27) 118
A cat steals Ruff's kneeboard. Noah learns to kneeboard. The girls track down wild animals using various clues, especially scat.
19 19 "CSI Trophy Hunt" June 28, 2006 (2006-06-28) 119
Ruff's communication satellite hunts for the Fetch Trophy.
20 20 "The Dogcathalon Finale" June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29) 120
Three elimination rounds and one ultimate quiz will pit the FETCHers against each other. At the end of the first season, Ruff's going to flight to Hawaii and Anna and the contestants go white water rafting as the Grand Prize.
Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 Ep 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Khalil 85 85 90 35 125 45 90 75 100 55 80 90 40 90 75 35 95 35 90 1415
Julia 80 85 100 35 105 45 91 35 105 55 45 85 70 45 75 75 90 70 110 1406
Anna 80 95 90 75 110 45 96 35 105 80 45 95 100 45 40 35 95 65 90 1421 100
Noah 40 45 90 65 125 95 45 75 100 75 80 40 100 80 40 35 95 105 90 1420
Brian 40 95 40 65 125 90 70 80 100 55 85 40 85 80 90 35 100 35 95 1405
Taylor 40 45 40 80 100 90 45 75 100 55 95 40 70 85 100 90 90 70 90 1400
  • Fetcher stayed in Studio for that episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

  • Season 1 champion: Anna
  • 2nd Place: Khalil
  • 3rd Place: Noah
  • 4th Place: Brian
  • 5th Place: Julia
  • 6th Place: Taylor

Season two: 2007[edit]

Contestants[edit]

  • Madison "Madi" Bader
  • William "Willie" Erickson
  • Bridget O'Sullivan [4]
  • Rosario Corso
  • Michael "Mike" Spence
  • Nina Wadekar
  • NOTE: As far as season 5 goes, Rosario has been the only FETCHer who has guest starred on a different season. He guest starred in a season 3 episode entitled, "The People vs. Grandma Ruffman" where he served as a member of the jury.

Episodes[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
21 1 "Ruff Ruffman Breaks the Mold" May 28, 2007 (2007-05-28) 201
Ruff received a call from the Board of Health telling him that they are going to shut down the show until further notice. Ruff sends Mike and Willie to a mold expert to learn about germs, while Nina and Madi must go to a chocolate factory to learn how to make candy. Ruff also meets his new intern, a cat called Blossom. Bridget and Rosario stay behind in the studio. In the end, the Board of Health allowed the show to continue.
22 2 "Ruff's Case of Blues in the Brain" May 29, 2007 (2007-05-29) 202
Ruff challenges Bridget and Mike to prove the urban myth that humans only use 10% of their brains. He sends Madi and Willie to take music lessons with Blue Man Group. Rosario and Nina stay behind.
23 3 "You Lucky Dog'" May 30, 2007 (2007-05-30) 203
Spot Spotnik challenges Ruff to a soapbox derby race and Ruff accepts to get revenge on Spot. Ruff enters Rosario, Nina, and Mike into the race. He enters Bridget in a Chinese Dragon Boat race to reverse his own bad luck. Madi and Willie stay behind and manage to earn the full 50 points in the half-time quiz show.
24 4 "Ruff's Big Break" May 31, 2007 (2007-05-31) 204
Ruff spins and dances on the fence outside the doghouse, and hurts his leg. He sends Bridget and Rosario to ease his fears about going to the hospital, and sends Mike and Willie to learn how to improve his balance. Nina and Madi stay behind.
25 5 "The Mystery of DogTopia and Catlantis" June 4, 2007 (2007-06-04) 205
Ruff sends all the FETCHers to Misery Island to solve the mystery of what happened between dogs and cats in the lost civilization of Dogtopia and Catlantis.
26 6 "Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life" June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05) 206
Blossom thinks Ruff is not eating right, so Ruff challenges Mike and Nina to make a healthier pizza and sends Bridget and Madi to volunteer as "kitty adoption counselors" at an animal shelter. Rosario and Willie stay behind.
27 7 "I'm OK, You're Okra" June 6, 2007 (2007-06-06) 207
Ruff is entering his famous gumbo in a cook off. Ruff challenges Madi and Mike to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people, and he sends Rosario and Nina to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo. Bridget and Willie stay behind.
28 8 "The Small Fork Is For Dessert (Unless You're A Dolphin)" June 7, 2007 (2007-06-07) 208
Grandma Ruffman returns. Appalled by Ruff's manners, Grandma sends Rosario and Nina to meet an etiquette expert. She sends Willie to Florida to compete against Calvin the dolphin. Bridget, Mike, and Madi stay behind and manage to earn the full 50 points in the half-time quiz show.
29 9 "Roughing It With Ruff" June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11) 209
Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild due to the construction of the new pool that will replace his doghouse, Ruff sends all the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival expert to learn the ways of the woods. However, at the end of the episode it is revealed that a new doghouse will be built ten feet away, and Ruff has trouble admitting to Blossom that he really couldn't survive in the wilderness for more than a day.
30 10 "Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill" June 12, 2007 (2007-06-12) 210
It's Be-Nice-To-Your-Cat-Intern Week. Ruff shows his intern Blossom how he snowboards through the huge salt shakers but fails. Ruff sends Rosario to the mountains to learn how to snowboard better than Ruff, earning him over 100 points. Meanwhile, Bridget and Willie go to Michigan to build a bowling machine better than the best bowler in the world. It's a robot named Throbot. Mike, Madi, and Nina stay behind.
31 11 "Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea Part 1" June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13) 211
Ruff sits on his favorite hat and needs a replacement but can't find the person who made it. So, Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. Madi and Rosario go to Colorado in search of the Continental Divide. Bridget and Mike stay behind. At the end of this part, the FETCH 3000 lost signal and broke down. Ruff and Blossom decided to fix the FETCH 3000 until the next episode. To Be Continued...
32 12 "Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea Part 2" June 14, 2007 (2007-06-14) 212
In the second half of this two-part episode, Blossom re"boot"ed the FETCH 3000 with Ruff's boot and the FETCH 3000 continued where the previous episode left off. Madi and Rosario travel by dogsled and snowshoe to the Continental divide, while Nina and Willie warn the countryside (Boston suburbs) that the Redcoats are coming. Bridget and Mike are still in the studio. Technically there is no "Half-time Quiz Show" in this episode (due to the fact that this was a "Part two" episode), but Ruff gave Bridget and Mike a task to complete for the same number of points.
33 13 "Yippie Tie Yie Yay, Get a Long Little Doggies" June 18, 2007 (2007-06-18) 213
Ruff is inspired by a dream about ranch dressing in a ten-gallon hat and sends all his FETCHers out west on a cattle drive.
34 14 "Tape Loops and Loop-the-Loops" June 19, 2007 (2007-06-19) 214
Ruff forgets Grandparents Day and needs to make up to his grandmother. So, Ruff challenges Mike and Madi to write a song for Grandma Ruffman. Bridget and Willie go to Walt Disney World Resort to design a roller coaster. Rosario and Nina stay behind.
35 15 "A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy!" June 20, 2007 (2007-06-20) 215
Ruff is in charge of the lobster bake beach party. Ruff challenges Nina and Willie to learn scuba diving to retrieve some beach party stuff he lost. He then sends Bridget and Rosario out to learn about lobster trapping. Mike and Madi stay behind.
36 16 "How to Get Dogs and Doggerel in Better Shape" June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21) 216
Ruff wants to impress Charlene, the poodle, and get revenge on Spot Spotnik once again! So, he sends Madi, Mike, and Willie to learn about getting fit by exercising ("Jane Fonda, eat your heart out!"). He sends Nina to learn the art of writing poetry. Bridget and Rosario stay behind. At the end of this episode, Charlene's lawyer told Ruff to stop writing poems or his client will sue.
37 17 "Scruff Ruffman At Large!" June 25, 2007 (2007-06-25) 217
Ruff discovers that his evil twin, Scruff Ruffman, has pulled off a major art heist. Ruff sends Bridget, Rosario, and Nina down into a cave to recover the missing paintings. He challenges Madi to be a trapeze artist. Willie and Mike stay behind.
38 18 "Take Me Out to the Fashion Show" June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26) 218
Ruff has two things that are mistakenly at the same time—throw the first pitch at a baseball game and go to Europe for a party for his fashion cousin, Helga. So, he hires someone to dress up like him and throw the pitch while he goes to Europe. He soon realizes he accidentally put his clothes in the trash and his trash in the dry cleaning. After the party, Helga tells Ruff he can no longer go to Europe unless he gets fashion sense, and the Ruff costume was so big the pitch was thrown badly. Ruff sends Mike out to the ballpark to learn the science of pitching strikes, and he challenges Bridget, Madi, and Rosario to create high fashion for dogs. Willie and Nina stay behind.
39 19 "CSI Ruff" June 27, 2007 (2007-06-27) 219
Ruff needs to pick up the grand prize at his dog school. So he send the FETCHers there to build something to bring it back. But Ruff's grand prize has been stolen. So then, Ruff sends all the FETCHers to a forensics lab to solve the crime.
40 20 "The Grand Prizeless Grand Finale" June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28) 220
It's the grand finale and Ruff may be going to jail for stealing the FETCH Grand Prize! The kids compete in a series of elimination games to become the FETCH Grand Champion. It turns out that Ruff was framed by none other than Scruff Ruffman, the true thief. Blossom disguises herself as Scruff, gets the grand prize from Scruff's assistants and gives it to Ruff. In the end, Mike takes home the grand prize, a Ruff trophy. At the end of this season, Ruff asks Blossom if she will return for the next season. Her answer was "I'll think about it."

Point totals before finale[edit]

  1. Mike – 1,325
  2. Rosario – 1,320
  3. Bridget – 1,315
  4. Willie – 1,305
  5. Nina – 1,290
  6. Madi – 1,285

All did 13 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

  • one episode was a two parter and did not have a quiz show or a tally

Points chart[edit]

Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 / 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Nina 90 40 80 35 90 95 85 75 75 30 75 80 40 80 100 85 40 95 1290
Madi 85 85 50 35 100 65 65 50 75 30 80 80 85 45 85 95 80 95 1285
Willie 75 80 50 80 90 35 45 85 100 90 75 80 75 85 85 40 40 95 1305
Mike 65 80 80 85 90 85 70 50 100 30 35 100 90 45 85 40 100 95 1325
Rosario 35 40 80 85 90 35 90 75 80 95 85 95 40 75 40 90 95 95 1320
Bridget 35 80 100 90 90 65 45 50 100 85 35 80 75 80 40 85 80 100 1315
  • Fetcher stayed in Studio for that Episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

  • Season 2 champion: Mike
  • 2nd Place: Willie
  • 3rd Place: Rosario
  • 4th Place: Bridget
  • 5th Place: Madi
  • 6th Place: Nina

Season three: 2008[edit]

Contestants[edit]

  • Demetrius John "DJ"
  • Harsha Amaravadi
  • Jay Brosnan
  • Samuel "Sam" Blumenfield
  • Noel Um
  • Samantha "Sammy" Boucher

Episodes[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
41 1 "The Debut of Smell-O-Vision" September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29) 301
The Season 3 premiere is now in Smell-O-Vision! One day, Ruff Ruffman got sprayed by a skunk which caused Blossom to flee Ruff's house. DJ and Harsha track skunks and find out how to use chemistry to neutralize skunk spray while Jay and Sam learn to "brave the waves" and become junior lifeguards. Noel and Sammy stay behind. The half time quiz show time of 90 seconds was changed to 60 seconds. At the end, after deodorizing, Blossom stayed with the show.
42 2 "When Home is a House of Cards" September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30) 302
Ruff sends Sammy and Sam to the MSPCA to make a promotional video. Noel and Jay meet up with a famous card stacker to build a tower of cards. DJ and Harsha stayed behind. Also, there is a new intern, a mouse named Chet.
43 3 "Just Call Him Spot" October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) 303
DJ, Jay, and Sam meet with a chemistry expert to learn how to fight stains and Ruff sends Noel to a fire academy so she can learn how to fight fires. Harsha and Sammy stay behind.
44 4 "Mr. Ruffman Goes to Washington" October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) 304
Ruff finds out it is against the law for a dog to host a game show. So, Ruff sends Sam to a high-level meeting with Senator Ted Kennedy. Meanwhile, Noel, Sammy, and DJ are challenged to design a float for Ruff's political campaign. Harsha and Jay stay behind.
45 5 "Mission Improbable" October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06) 305
Ruff gives away the family collar by mistake. So, Ruff sends the FETCHers to Washington DC for secret agent training. Their mission is to retrieve Ruff's dog collar from spy Ken L. Koff.
46 6 "How Not to Impress A Poodle's Mother" October 7, 2008 (2008-10-07) 306
Ruff is going to meet Charlene's mother but needs to get her something special. Sam, Harsha, and DJ work on sand sculpture at the beach while Jay learns about hair and beauty at a salon. Noel and Sammy stay behind.
47 7 "There's Food Safety and Then There's Food Safety" October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08) 307
Ruff finds a tortilla chip that is shaped like him. So, Ruff sends Harsha, Noel, and Sam to build a foolproof structure that can protect a tortilla chip and Grandma Ruffman's cake. Sammy visits Spanish Harlem in New York City. DJ and Jay stay behind and earn 50 points in the Half-Time Quiz Show.
48 8 "Do-Se-Dos and Do-Se-Don'ts" October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) 308
Ruff was feeling down because he painted the dog house gray. Sammy and DJ learn how to square-dance while Harsha and Jay learn about gorillas and their habitat at the zoo. Noel and Sam stay behind.
49 9 "The Dogvinci Code" October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13) 309
Ruff's uncle MacRuffmantosh is back, and there's no time to waste—a new mystery must be solved and the FETCHers are on the case.
50 10 "What's Bugging Ruff" October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14) 310
Ruff wants to have a pow-wow. Noel, Sammy, and Jay are dispatched to Thompson Island where they learn about insects and their habitats while Harsha learns about pow wows in New Mexico. DJ and Sam stay behind.
51 11 "Will They Like The Show? It's A Shoe-In!" October 15, 2008 (2008-10-15) 311
Ruff tries to invent a new shoe but it does not work out. DJ and Sammy head to a sneaker company to design and build more functional footwear while Jay and Sam learns the art of street performing...LIVE! Noel and Harsha stay behind. At the end of this episode, Ruff got the all-purpose FETCH! footwear for future contestants and ends the episode by pressing the red button marked "FETCH! End Credits".
52 12 "Socket to Me" October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) 312
Blossom says Ruff is using too much electricity but Ruff has to get ready for a party. Sam and Sammy work on helping Ruff decrease his electricity consumption while Harsha and Noel get singing lessons and have to perform...LIVE! DJand Jay stay behind.
53 13 "Dog of the Rings" October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) 313
The Fetch 3000 crashes, so Ruff calls Glen, but Glen will only fix it if he can do something on the show. Glen decides to send all the FETCHers, dressed as Elves, Dwarves, and Wizards, on a mythic Live Action Role Playing mission! The ten-sided die has spoken.
54 14 "Arrgh – All Me Eggs Are Cracked!" October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21) 314
Sammy, and Jay go to the Florida Keys to search the ocean floor for a Ruffman family treasure and Harsha's, and Sam's challenge is to work at a grocery store and compete in a grocery-bagging showdown because Ruff Ruffman, Blossom, and Chet need food and money for the pledge drive. Noel, and DJ stay behind.
55 15 "Feeling Sheepish Ruff?" October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) 315
Ruff says he will watch his sister's sheep, but discovers it is not one but 200. DJ and Noel try to herd sheep into a shed while Sam and Harsha go to Utah to look for bighorn sheep in the desert. Jay and Sammy stay behind.
56 16 "I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down" October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23) 316
Ruff is having much trouble with Chet; he needs training. Ruff sends DJ to dog school to train his dog Onyx. Ruff sends Jay, Sammy, and Noel to construct Chet's new home. Harsha and Sam stay for the Half Time Quiz Show.
57 17 "The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman" October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) 317
Ruff gets a message from Grandma Ruffman from prison. Grandma is accused of breaking Ruff's brother Scruff out of prison. The FETCHers go to jury school to learn how to become lawyers. Is Grandma Ruffman guilty? Plus Rosario from Season 2 guest stars as a jury member.
58 18 "Just Toying with Ruff" October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28) 318
Ruff's Action-to-the-Maxion Figure from Ruff's Big Break is voted the worst toy of the century. Also Ruff gets sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (brain freeze). Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters; Noel and DJ create a toy based on Ruff. Jay and Sam stay behind.
59 19 "The Ol' Switcheroo" October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29) 319
Ruff noticed that his twin brother Scruff has invaded Ruff's property. Ruff then assigns Harsha and DJ to create a "puck stopper" for him in time for a game with Scruff's hockey team; Jay and Noel trade places for the day. Sam and Sammy stay behind.
60 20 "FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman Finale: Ruff and Scruff: The Untold Story" October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) 320
Grandma Ruffman introduces this episode. Ruff's twin brother Scruff takes control of the show, renames it "FETCH! with Scruff and Ruff Ruffman", and designs a series of elimination games for the contestants. After all the rounds, Jay becomes the champion and wins a Ruffman trophy, similar to the trophy Mike won in Season 2. After the show, it turns out that FETCH! was canceled forever and Ruff was fired for good.

Point totals before finale[edit]

  1. Harsha – 1,365
  2. Jay – 1,355
  3. Sammy – 1,350
  4. Sam – 1,335
  5. Noel – 1,330
  6. DJ – 1,330

All did 14 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

Points chart[edit]

Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 Ep 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Harsha 90 40 40 45 80 75 70 90 95 85 45 90 80 75 85 45 85 80 70 1365
DJ 80 40 75 80 80 75 50 85 80 45 75 30 80 40 90 85 80 85 75 1330
Sam 70 90 70 85 80 75 70 45 80 45 90 75 80 85 85 45 80 35 50 1335
Jay 70 85 70 45 100 85 50 90 80 80 85 30 80 80 40 80 80 35 90 1355
Sammy 25 90 40 80 80 45 80 95 80 95 75 75 80 80 40 80 80 80 50 1350
Noel 25 95 80 80 80 45 70 45 80 80 45 80 95 40 80 80 80 75 75 1330
  • Fetcher stayed in studio for that episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

  • Season 3 champion: Jay
  • 2nd Place: Harsha
  • 3rd Place: Sammy
  • 4th Place: Noel
  • 5th Place: Sam
  • 6th Place: DJ

Season four: 2009[edit]

Season four aired on September 11, 2009 and is the first season to be presented in High Definition (HD).

Contestants[edit]

  • Talia Patapoutian
  • Isaac Bean
  • Liza Giangrande
  • Bethany Owens
  • Brian Conry
  • Sterling Singletary

Episodes[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
61 1 "Season Four Is Canceled"[1][5] September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)[6] 401
Ruff Ruffman is fired from his job and the TV program is sold to Harriet Hackensack, a rich woman in Australia who hates dogs. Ruff decides to go on a mission to get his job back along with help from Blossom, Chet, and his friends and family. Note: This episode was entirely animated. The fetchers earned no points and were not shown until the end, when Ruff calls them, telling them that they were picked for the show.
62 2 "Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing!"[1][5] September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15) 402
Ruff sends out Bethany and Talia to learn how to fence, and Liza and Isaac to learn how to pole vault. Brian and Sterling stay behind.
63 3 "The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage"[1][5] September 16, 2009 (2009-09-16) 403
Ruff creates a lunch called the Ruffmeal, but it isn't healthy, and consists of lots of unnecessary packaging. So he sends out Talia, Isaac, and Sterling to make Ruffmeals healthier with less packaging. He also sends Bethany out to meet a conductor for the Boston Pops. Liza and Brian stay behind.
64 4 "Ruff Pigs Out and Has a Whale of a Time"[1][5] September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17) 404
Ruff isn't convinced that pigs are smarter than dogs, so he sends out Bethany and Brian to find out if pigs are smarter than dogs. He also sends Liza and Sterling to SeaWorld to work with Shamu. Isaac and Talia stay behind.
65 5 "Ruff's Just Fueling Around"[1][5] September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) 405
Ruff sends out all the kids, split into two teams, to follow a series of clues around the community. The team that emits the least amount of CO2 in the course of using various forms of transportation to move between clues' settings are the winners of the challenge.
66 6 "Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy"[1][5] September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22) 406
Ruff sends Sterling and Bethany to meet an arachnologist; Ruff sends Brian out to meet a ballet teacher. Isaac, Talia, and Liza stay behind.
67 7 "Ruff Rocks the (Environmentally Sustainable) House!"[1][5] September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23) 407
Ruff sends out Talia and Isaac to make a green (environmentally friendly) doghouse for his cousin. He also sends out Sterling and Liza to a rock n' roll camp. Brian and Bethany stay behind.
68 8 "Doggie Duties"[1][5] September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24) 408
Ruff sends Liza and Sterling to do tasks that involve taking care of dogs. Ruff also sends out Isaac and Bethany to learn about recycling liquids on the International Space Station. Talia and Brian stay behind.
69 9 "How Not To Impress the Press"[1][5] September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) 409
Ruff turns into a turkey vulture after trying a new beauty cream. Ruff sends out all the kids to learn and improve the image of turkey vultures.
70 10 "How To Break the Ice and Also Waddle on It"[1][5] September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29) 410
Ruff sends Isaac to the New England Aquarium to learn about penguins. Ruff sends Bethany, Brian, and Liza to learn about improvising. Talia and Sterling stay behind.
71 11 "Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has a Ball with Balls"[1][5] September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30) 411
Ruff invents a new game, called Ruffball, but he hasn't planned how one plays the game. Ruff sends out Liza and Talia to meet a physics teacher, and sends Sterling to meet a baseball coach. Bethany, Brian, and Isaac stay behind.
72 12 "Ruff Bounces Back"[5][7] October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01) 412
Ruff sends Sterling and Brian to learn about wheelchair sports; he also sends Isaac and Talia to find out what is the smartest breed of dog. Bethany and Liza stay behind.
73 13 "Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's...Ruffmanman!"[7] October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05) 413
In return for fixing the marshmallow attachment on the Fetch 3000, Glen requests Ruff's help, and sends out all the kids to become superheroes and stop a villain called "Gamma Ray Person" from taking over the world, while learning about the electromagnetic spectrum.
74 14 "Shrimp A La Cart"[7] October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06) 414
Ruff comes up with a new way of transporting mail, by sending crustaceans with writing on them, but Blossom thinks it's Ruff's worst idea yet. Ruff sends out Talia to become a deckhand on a shrimp boat; Bethany, Brian, and Isaac learn how to drive racecars. Sterling and Liza stay behind.
75 15 "Ruff Needs His Herring Checked"[7] October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07) 415
Ruff wants to get Charlene something for her birthday, but begins hearing a voice, which no one else can hear, that suggests he should bake cookies. Ruff sends out Isaac and Liza to meet an audiologist, and Brian and Sterling to make cookies with spinach. Bethany and Talia stay behind.
76 16 "Laser/Candid Camera"[7] October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08) 416
Ruff sends Charlene flowers, but she instead receives disco music, and he discovers that Blossom has a twin sister, Le Purr, who stole the flowers. He sends Brian to patrol a flower shop, Isaac on a challenge to take on a new identity, and Talia and Sterling to learn about laser light and optics. Bethany and Liza stay behind.
77 17 "Ruff's Yard Sale Makes A Racket"[7] October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12) 417
Ruff buys some things from a yard sale, but all of what he buys ends up being too expensive. Ruff sends out Brian and Bethany to a flea market; Ruff sends out Liza and Talia to design a tennis racket for Ruff's upcoming tennis match against Spot Spotnik. Isaac and Sterling stay behind.
78 18 "Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat"[7] October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13) 418
Ruff wants to compete in the cat grooming shows, and tries to make a mouse grooming show without success. Ruff sends out Brian, Bethany, and Talia to meet with a bicycle expert and professor, and sends Liza to groom a goat. Isaac and Sterling stay behind.
79 19 "How to Really Train Your Dog"[7] October 14, 2009 (2009-10-14) 419
Great Uncle McRuffmantosh informs Ruff that he has found a briefcase with news that leads to the Helmet of Victory, but he can't open it. Ruff sends all the kids to a train to solve riddles, which is scheduled to arrive at the Helmet's hidden location. Also on the train is Inspector Dijon, who plans to escape from the train with the unlocked (thanks to the Fetchers) briefcase and let the train, with Fetchers inside, fall over a raised bridge.
80 20 "Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled!"[8] October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)[9] 420
As with previous seasons, Ruff designs elimination rounds for all the kids. Liza becomes the champion, and receives the Helmet of Victory. At the end of this season, Ruff finds out that his parents are still alive.

Point totals before finale[edit]

  1. Talia – 1255
  2. Sterling – 1252.5
  3. Isaac – 1237.5
  4. Liza – 1215
  5. Brian – 1210
  6. Bethany – 1182.5

All did 13 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

Points chart[edit]

Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 Ep 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Talia 0 80 90 50 65 35 85 25 80 40 75 80 85 80 35 95 85 85 85 1255
Isaac 0 85 85 50 62.5 35 80 85 95 75 25 80 85 75 75 85 40 35 85 1237.5
Liza 0 80 40 80 70 35 75 75 80 75 75 40 90 45 75 25 80 90 85 1215
Bethany 0 60 80 85 62.5 80 30 75 80 80 25 40 85 85 35 25 85 85 85 1182.5
Brian 0 35 40 80 65 85 30 25 85 75 25 80 85 75 80 80 95 85 90 1210
Sterling 0 35 85 80 62.5 75 75 80 85 40 90 85 85 45 85 85 40 35 85 1252.5
  • Fetcher Stayed in Studio for that episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

  • Season 4 champion: Liza
  • 2nd Place: Isaac
  • 3rd Place: Talia
  • 4th Place: Sterling
  • 5th Place: Brian
  • 6th Place: Bethany

Season five: 2010[edit]

Season five premiered on October 4, 2010.[2]

Contestants[edit]

  • Shreya Viswanathan[10]
  • Marc "Marco" Frongillo[11]
  • Emmie Atwood[11]
  • Marc Prophet[11]
  • Rubye Ricco[12]
  • Jay Peyser[13]
  • NOTE: That Marc Prophet was in the focus group in season 4 in the episode "How to Not Impress The Press".

Episodes[edit]

Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
81 1 "Ruff Fetches The Fetchers"[2] October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) 501
On Season 5's first episode, Ruff is caught up trying to locate his long-lost parents, and forgets to choose his Season 5 contestants. When he does, he loses them on their way to Studio G. He also learns that a competitor show which is a ripoff of FETCH!, Go Get It, is being aired. Note: Just like Season 4 is Canceled, it too was entirely animated. The fetchers do not appear in this episode, and they also earned no points. Despite this, they were mentioned for the most part.
82 2 "Game Show Isle"[2] October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05) 502
Ruff finds his lost FETCHers on a mysterious island, known as Game Show Island. In order for them to leave the island, they must find relics from "The Fabulous 4" gameshow by sundown. Meanwhile, Ruff finds clues on where his parents are.
83 3 "You Can't Teach An Orange Dog New Tricks"[2] October 6, 2010 (2010-10-06) 503
Ruff finds out that his cousin, Bluff Ruffman, is sending animals to the doghouse. Ruff sends Shreya and Marco to Disneyworld in Florida to learn how to care for animals. Meanwhile, Rubye is sent to Las Vegas to learn magic tricks from Penn and Teller. Jay, Emmie, and Marc stay behind.
84 4 "The Ol' Shell Game"[2] October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) 504
Ruff learns from Crush, a turtle in Finding Nemo that there is trouble going on with the turtles. So Ruff sends Marco and Shreya go to Florida to learn about turtles and help with the turtle hatchlings on the beach. Meanwhile, Jay appears on a radio game show. Marc, Emmie, and Rubye stay behind.
85 5 "Ruffman Manor Is Haunted"[2] October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) 505
Ruff inherits Ruffman Manor, but finds out it is haunted. Ruff receives an invitation to go to Ruffman Manor, but instead sends all the kids to spend the night to see if it is truly haunted.
86 6 "It's Ruff In The Ring"[2] October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) 506
Chet signs Ruff up for a boxing match versus Whipped Cream McGee. Ruff sends Shreya to learn how to box, and sends out Marc and Marco to meet a helmet designer to design a boxing helmet for Ruff. Rubye, Emmie, and Jay stay behind.
87 7 "A Whole Flock Of Cheese"[2] October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) 507
Ruff wants to send a letter to his parents. So Ruff sends Emmie out to make her own cheese and sends out Rubye and Jay to meet a carrier pigeon. Marc, Marco, and Shreya stay behind.
88 8 "How Much Frosting Can You Bear?"[2] October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) 508
Ruff sends Rubye and Jay to engineer a bear-proof picnic basket. Shreya, Emmie, Marc, and Marco compete in a wedding cake bake-off. No FETCHer stays behind.
89 9 "The Legend Of Ruffman's Gold"[2] October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18) 509
Ruff's ancestor Gus Ruffman is believed to have hidden gold in an abandoned mine somewhere in Colorado. He sends Marc, Jay, and Emmie to find the mine, and most importantly, find the gold! Marco, Rubye, and Shreya stayed behind.
90 10 "Who Wants To Trade For Some Old Tracks?"[2] October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19) 510
Emmie and Marco analyze fossilized dinosaur footprints out in the field, while Rubye and Shreya learn how to make a good trade. Marc and Jay stayed behind.
91 11 "Eureka Is Not a Brand of Dog Food"[14] October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20) 511
Emmie and Shreya learn how to build a hovercraft and then compete in a fetching race. Ruff sends Jay and Marco to invent a device that will make his life easier. Marc and Rubye stayed behind.
92 12 "That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime"[14] October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) 512
Ruff sends Emmie and Marc to learn how to mime. Then he sends Jay and Rubye to learn how to build sculptures that move. Marco and Shreya stayed behind.
93 13 "Look What the Dog Dug Up!"[14] October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) 513
Ruff believes a sarcophagus he found in his backyard contains a cursed Egyptian mummy, so he sends the kids to a museum to carbon date the mummy to prove his hunch. Along the way, the kids enjoy an Egypt-theme amusement park.
94 14 "Ruff Follows His Dream"[14] October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26) 514
Ruff wants to make a recent dream ---in which he was flying with an elephant—come true. So he sends Marco to an elephant sanctuary to learn how to care for elephants, and has Marc and Rubye learn to skydive indoors. Emmie, Shreya, and Jay stayed behind.
95 15 "Birds Are Handy!"[14] October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27) 515
Ruff's rock-star cousin Rüf Rüfman wants songbirds on his next album, so Ruff sends Emmie and Jay to the field to work with songbirds. Ruff also sends Marc and Shreya to learn how to dance with their hands. Marco and Rubye stay behind.
96 16 "Wolfing Down Some Barbeque"[14] October 28, 2010 (2010-10-28) 516
To prepare for a family-reunion barbecue that will include distant wolf relatives, Ruff sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn about wolves, and Ruff sends Jay and Marc to South Carolina to learn about Southern barbecue sauce-off. Marco and Shreya stayed behind.
97 17 "Go Belugas Go! [15]" November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01) 517
FETCH! competes with Go Get It!, the rival cat-hosted game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water. Jay and Emmie stayed behind.
98 18 "Snoop Dog [16]" November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02) 518
FETCH!'s rival game show Go Get It! is produced by a mysterious organization called PURRS. Ruff sends all six kids to meet with a team of private investigators and learn how to become gumshoes. Ruff and the FETCHers then try to use their sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of who is behind PURRS.
99 19 "Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie! [17]" November 3, 2010 (2010-11-03) 519
Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! website. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden FETCHie. Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. And at Glen's request, he makes them dress up as pirates.
100 20 "The FETCH! Finale (Series Finale)" November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04) 520
Ruff has learned that PURRS, the organization that runs Go Get It!, is an evil cat organization, which plans to brainwash the entire country with a device that makes everyone think they're cats. PURRS is also responsible for the disappearance of Ruff's parents. After learning that PURRS headquarters is hidden somewhere inside a water park, Ruff sends the FETCHers to find a way inside. The HQ of PURRS is Studio P, Go Get It's Studio. In the end, Ruff's parents are finally discovered and Marco becomes the fifth and final FETCH champion and takes home the Golden Fetchy. The series ends with Ruff Ruffman's farewell song.

Point totals before finale[edit]

  1. Rubye – 1307
  2. Emmie – 1306
  3. Shreya – 1295
  4. Marc – 1291
  5. Jay – 1287
  6. Marco – 1265

All did 13 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

Points chart[edit]

Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 Ep 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Shreya 0 80 85 75 80 100 30 75 50 85 85 40 85 45 80 40 80 85 95 1295
Marco 0 80 85 75 90 75 30 80 50 75 90 40 85 85 30 40 80 95 80 1265
Emmie 0 80 40 45 80 50 85 75 90 80 80 91 90 45 80 90 45 80 80 1306
Marc 0 80 40 45 80 75 30 80 80 40 50 91 85 85 85 95 90 80 80 1291
Rubye 0 80 90 45 80 50 80 82 50 75 50 90 85 90 30 80 85 85 80 1307
Jay 0 90 40 80 80 50 75 77 80 40 85 95 85 45 80 80 45 80 80 1287
  • Fetcher Stayed in Studio for that episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

  • Season 5 champion: Marco
  • 2nd Place: Emmie
  • 3rd Place: Rubye
  • 4th Place: Shreya
  • 5th Place: Marc
  • 6th Place: Jay

Fetch-a-thon![edit]

From May 21–25, 2007, PBS KIDS conducted a FETCH! Season 1 marathon, showing four episodes a day. Preview clips from Season 2 aired during the marathon.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Television · Oregon Public Broadcasting". Opb.org. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman – 'The FETCH Finale' Episode Info – MSN TV
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  6. ^ 14,_2009 "TV Times". Pbs Kids. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
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  8. ^ "PBSparents". pbs.org. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman: Ruff Pigs Out and Has a Whale of a Time". Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman TV show episode list. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  10. ^ Ashland teen takes her science to PBS television show – Ashland, MA – Ashland TAB
  11. ^ a b c "Children’s show filmed at Saugus bakery – Saugus, MA – Saugus Advertiser". Wickedlocal.com. August 16, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2010. 
  12. ^ "You Can't Teach an Orange Dog New Tricks". Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman: Episode Guide. MSN TV. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Ol' Shell Game". Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman: Episode Guide. MSN TV. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman – Series Information". Kentucky Educational Television. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  15. ^ Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman – 'Go Belugas Go!' Episode Info – MSN TV
  16. ^ Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman – 'Snoop Dog' Episode Info – MSN TV
  17. ^ Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman – 'Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie!' Episode Info – MSN TV
General references that apply to most episodes