List of Martha Speaks episodes
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This is a list of episodes for Martha Speaks.
|Seasons||Episodes||First aired||Last aired|
|1||40||September 1, 2008||July 17, 2009|
|2||15||September 14, 2009||May 14, 2010|
|3||15||October 11, 2010||October 3, 2011|
|4||10||February 20, 2012||April 5, 2013|
|5||8||June 24, 2013||November 14, 2013|
|6||8||March 31, 2014||November 18, 2014|
Season 1: 2008 – 2009
Season 1 premiered on September 1, 2008, with the self-titled episode "Martha Speaks" and "Martha Gives Advice" and concluded on July 17, 2009 with "What's Bothering Bob?" and "Martha Spins a Tale". With 40 episodes and 80 segments, it is the longest season of the show.
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|1/1-1||September 1, 2008||Martha Speaks||Self-titled series premiere. When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. And boy, does she talk. After her family complains that she talks too much, she clams up and stops eating her soup. Then a cat burglar breaks into her house, and Martha finds herself speechless. Fortunately, the burglar gives her alphabet soup, which causes Martha to regain her ability to talk. Martha calls the police and Helen apologizes for saying what she said.||express, discuss, mumble, exclaim, shout, speak, jabber, talk, whisper, communicate|
|Martha Gives Advice||Helen's cousin Carolina is a little bit older but a lot more fashion–conscious. Helen tries to take her advice, even though she's pretty happy with how she looks already. Then Martha becomes the new host of a radio advice show, and people start doing some pretty strange things. Will Helen learn whose opinion really matters?||persuade, defend, encourage, groan, advice, disagree, agree, suggest, offer, plead, sigh, opinion|
|2/1-2||September 2, 2008||Martha and Skits||A new puppy named Skits joins Martha's household, bursting with puppy energy and the desire to chew everything. Unlike Martha, when Skits eats alphabet soup, nothing comes out except "Woof." Feeling like he's let the family down, Skits runs away. But soon Skits discovers that everybody is special in their own way.||exceptional, stupendous, unique, specialize, extraordinary, one of a kind, excellent, perfect, super|
|Martha Plays a Part||Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play. With practice—and a little help from Martha—Helen finds she can do anything she wants, if she puts her mind to it.||talent, expert, knack, gift, outstanding, superb, terrific, fantastic, practice, perform, cue, play|
|3/1-3||September 3, 2008||Martha Takes the Cake||It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody—or some animal—ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence ... but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs?||innocent, guilty, biased, witness, evidence, judge, jury, trial, prove, true, truth|
|Codename: Martha||Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals?||suspicious, accomplice, plotting, proof, expression, fishy, partner, planning, positive|
|4/1-4||September 4, 2008||Martha to the Rescue||Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters.||rescue, courageous, danger, protect, hero, save, strong, harm, escape, trouble|
|Martha Camps Out||Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?||honorary, brave, earn, merit badge, frightened, helpful, guard, scared, afraid|
|5/1-5||September 5, 2008||Down on the Farm||Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. She doesn't think she's cut out to be a farm dog, until she raises the alarm, just in the nick of time.||chores, herd, pasture, responsibility, task, toil, job, tired, rise|
|Martha Runs Away||When Helen gets mad for the mess she got, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away. She finds the perfect job to match her abilities—as a telemarketer—and enjoys career success. But she realizes that no amount of success is a substitute for a loving family.||success, appreciate, opportunity, promote, employ, manage, hire, work, boss|
|6/1-6||September 8, 2008||Martha Blah Blah||Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger?||limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish, few, greater, higher, more, less|
|Skits Behaves||Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure–fire training method: practice, lots of practice.||improve, progress, expand, behave, develop, better, misbehave, grow, manners, learn|
|7/1-7||September 9, 2008||Martha and the Canine Caper||Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami.||distressed, blame, confess, conceal, shame, rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt|
|Perfectly Martha||Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too?||train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave, wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret|
|8/1-8||September 10, 2008||Firedog Martha||Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firedog Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy—climbing ladders, carrying hoses—aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream?||reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher, story, real, fact, pretend, actually|
|Martha's Pickle||Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle!||bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual, weird, wacky, ordinary, strange, report|
|9/1-9||September 11, 2008||The Dog Who Came to Dinner||Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, François turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what?||jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding, houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners|
|Martha Calling||When Martha wins a trip to the Come–On–Inn from a radio call–in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution, enter "Granny Martha". But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits?||allow, forbid, permit, restrict, problem, guest, rules, invite, vacation|
|10/1-10||September 12, 2008||Oh, Nooo!||Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T.D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson?||deceive, honest, dishonest, mislead, popular, trust, believe, fooling, right, wrong, advertise|
|Bye Martha||Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long–lost owner ... from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pożegnania to Martha?||deny, admit, claim, false, translate, switch, mistake, trick, fraud|
|11/1-11||September 15, 2008||Martha Walks the Dog||There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well–chosen words.||annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant, bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty|
|Martha's Got Talent||Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well–placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch.||coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise, tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat|
|12/1-12||September 16, 2008||Martha the Hero Maker||Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo–Skeleton–of–Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting!||thrilling, hero, villain, astonish, humongous, boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull|
|Starstruck Martha||Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history.||ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation, fear, excited, glad, upset, fan|
|13/1-13||September 17, 2008||Martha in Charge||Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house?||remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine, hoarse, rest, well, sick|
|Truman and the Deep Blue Sea||Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching ... until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance!||dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick, ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky|
|14/1-14||September 18, 2008||Escape from Flea Island||Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island.||cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise, agree, lead, in charge, rule, team|
|No Dogs Allowed||Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote.||campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue, choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club|
|15/1-15||September 19, 2008||Ain't Nothin' But a Pound Dog||
Part 1: Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family.
Part 2: When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches.
|abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, fortunate, alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough, adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal, adore, belong, care, dream, hope|
|16/1-16||October 13, 2008||Raiders of the Lost Art||After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?||apologize, dilemma, forgive, miserable, regret, mistake, solve, sorry, swap, unhappy|
|Martha Says it with Flowers||Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.||considerate, delightful, thoughtful, sincere, inconsiderate, kind, lovely, nice, sweet|
|17/1-17||October 14, 2008||Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!||Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co–author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?||directions, retrieves, instructions, follow, lead, inside, behind, under, on top, in front, find|
|Martha and Truman Get Lost||Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed (it's a rock). After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face–to–face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his ... whatsit.||track, trail, misplace, locate, search, lost, found, missing, near, far, around|
|18/1-18||November 28, 2008||Best in Show||Carolina decides to enter François in the dog show, and Helen just can't help herself. She has to enter Martha, too, so she can show Carolina who the true champion really is. A little competition between cousins isn't a bad thing, or is it?||competition, contest, champion, rival, victory, beat, enter, lose, prize, win|
|Truman on the Ball||Why does Truman want to become a hobo and/or join the circus? Is he actually trying to run away? Maybe it has something to do with tomorrow's softball game, and the fact that Truman can't actually catch the ball. Can Martha and Alice help?||achievement, attempt, concentrate, effort, patient, throw, catch, toss, lesson|
|19/1-19||October 31, 2008||Martha Gets Spooked||Is someone fixing up the haunted house? If not, who ordered those flowers? Was it the ghost of Mrs. Parkington's Great–Aunt Martha? Whoever or whatever it was, Martha has to go in there to protect Helen, before it's too late!||eerie, explain, gullible, logical, impossible, creepy, ghost, haunted, unlikely, spook|
|Martha Changes Her Luck||Uh–oh. Martha walked under a ladder — and broke a mirror — so now she thinks she's jinxed. And she's worried her bad luck is rubbing off on everybody else. Helen tries to explain that all the accidents are just coincidence, but things just keep getting worse.||jinx, superstitious, curse, coincidence, reason, luck, chance, accident, fluke, doomed|
|20/1-20||November 26, 2008||Martha Runs the Store||
Part 1: Skits and Martha are feeling desperate while they wait in the broiling sun for Helen to finish shopping. Fed up, Skits decides to follow the cool air into the store, and Martha has to follow to get him out. What are they going to do now that they're stuck in the bathroom and the store is about to close?!
Part 2: Helen can't find Martha and Skits anywhere. Little does she know, they're trapped inside the darkened department store, trying to find the exit ... when they aren't distracted by the comfy beds, overflowing garbage cans, and automatic tennis–ball shooter. Will they find their way out before it's time to blow out Mom's birthday candles?
|escape, entrance, flee, stuck, trapped, hurry, closed, inside, open, outside, avoid, capture, distract, exit, intruder, catch, door, get away, guard, hide|
|21/1-21||February 13, 2009||Itchy Martha||Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Until they're gone, she has to wear a cone on her head to keep her from scratching. Martha hates the cone; it gets in the way and makes everything sound weird. Worse than that, it terrifies Jake. Will Martha have to live in the cellar until she gets better?||device, contraption, devise, invent, variation, helmet, gadget, machine, idea, cone|
|Martha and the Thief of Hearts||The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other. But when everybody's art supplies begin disappearing, their affectionate mood begins to fade. Can Martha solve the mystery of the stolen supplies?||craft, personalized, design, exquisite, original, draw, create, supplies, materials, decorate|
|22/1-22||February 17, 2009||There Goes the Neighborhood||Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Everyone knows kittens are not to be tolerated. But could this kitten be different?||discriminate, prejudice, territory, tolerate, socialize, sociable, buddy, pal, greet, ignore|
|Ice Scream||Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream. Alice thinks deciding you won't like ice cream without trying it is, well, prejudiced! Can Helen and TD find a compromise that satisfies Alice but doesn't force Truman to give in to peer pressure?||aversion, disgust, peer pressure, prefer, narrow–minded, against, choice, dislike, flavor, like|
|23/1-23||February 18, 2009||Nurse Martha||Being able to translate animal speech sure comes in handy when Martha gets a job as the vet's assistant. But when Mrs. Clusky's niece brings her puppy to the vet — and he speaks nothing but incomprehensible puppy talk — Martha's going to need more than her linguistic skills to figure out what's wrong.||examine, observe, research, symptom, vaccine, test, treat, checkup, veterinarian, healthy|
|T.D. Gets the Scoop||Carolina is starting a newspaper, the Carolina Town Crier, and she needs some crack reporters to track down the news. TD turns investigative reporter, until he becomes the headline himself. Martha thinks she's uncovered a real scoop, but Carolina disagrees, no bones about it.||inspect, information, investigate, scoop, uncover, news, story, headline, cover, print|
|24/1-24||February 16, 2009||Alice Twinkle Toes||Alice is a talented athlete, but grace is not her middle name. After she sees a performance of the ballet, she secretly wishes she could take ballet lessons. But how can she ever admit she's interested when she knows her brother Ronald will tease her mercilessly?||awkward, balance, clumsy, graceful, coordinated, athlete, dancer, klutz, stumble, beautiful|
|Martha Fails the Course||After she sees a dog agility course on TV, Martha decides being an agility dog is just the thing for her. But when she tries out a course that Mrs. Clusky built for François, her agility dream becomes a nightmare. Now Martha won't even walk in public. How can Helen and Alice get Martha back on her feet?||agility, flexible, nimble, challenge, course, speed, smooth, quick, move, fall|
|25/1-25||January 2, 2009||Martha Sings||Martha wakes up singing and not just because she's happy. She can't stop! Helen and Martha visit the vet, some musicians, and an opera singer, trying to discover the source of her musical malady to no avail. Will Martha ever be able to talk without a tempo again?||instrument, musician, vocalist, recording, tempo, melody, sing, song, music, hear, sound|
|T.D. Makes the Band||Everybody's singing about Shecky the Sea Lion and it's driving TD nuts! He could write a better song than that, and that's just what he's going to do! He recruits the gang to join his band and then sets out to write a hit song... about Belgium? Inspiration strikes, but what will they do for an encore?||lyrics, audience, rhythm, inspiration, encore, band, beat, hit, concert, catchy|
|26/1-26||March 16, 2009||Skits Under the Weather||Martha and Skits hate the sound of thunder. One day Skits gets fed up and tries to outrun the storm, but soon discovers that all roads somehow lead back home.||storm, thunder, lightning, shower, precipitation, hail, wet, downpour, rainfall, drizzle|
|Martha the Weather Dog||Windy McCloud, Wagstaff City's meteorologist, wants Martha to be her weather dog. Martha's thrilled that she'll be able to change the weather to suit Helen and her friends, until she finds out she's not going to make the weather, she's going to predict it. But all her predictions are way off. What should she tell Windy?||forecast, temperature, meteorologist, predict, weather, sunny, shower, snow, rain, cloudy, lightning|
|27/1-27||March 17, 2009||Martha in the Doghouse||Martha just wants a nice quiet place to take a nap. All she needs is for everybody to be quiet for, oh, 16 hours a day. Is that too much to ask? Helen and the gang try to help by designing a doghouse for Martha.||architect, blueprint, construction, shelter, model, build, building, tools, sketch, porch|
|Martha Models||Carolina is over the moon when she finds out that Mindy Munchhausen, host of "Operation Catwalk," will be judging Wagstaff City's dog costume parade. She teams up with Helen to design outfits for Martha and Skits, sure that this will be her big break. Is Carolina on her way to Fashion Avenue?||apparel, measurement, outfit, pattern, style, sew, fit, hem, model, fashion|
|28/1-28||March 18, 2009||T.D. and Martha Gopher Broke||Martha, TD, and TD's dad spend the weekend at CK's farm, trying to keep a gopher from eating all the crops. After many failed schemes to catch the gluttonous gopher, they realize the best way to keep him from eating the crops is by offering him a better meal elsewhere!||agriculture, burrow, crop, pest, produce, farm, gnaw, plants, trap, underground|
|T.D. and the Steak Tree||TD gets hoodwinked by Weaselgraft and Pablum into buying a steak tree. He's sure if he takes good care of it, soon he'll be harvesting freshly blossomed steaks. But when the buds open to reveal flowers instead of sirloins, TD has to think fast before he's humiliated in front of his friends.||bloom, blossom, harvest, sprout, trend, branch, bud, grow, plant, pick|
|29/1-29||March 19, 2009||Virtually Martha||While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Will Helen figure out a way to get her out of there before those marauding video monsters gobble her up?||deleted, attach, email, folder, file, computer, send, desktop, laptop, icon|
|Martha vs. Robot||Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework. Martha decides to show that she's even more perfect than the perfect pet, so Helen won't replace her with a mechanical mutt. If that fails, can she work with Nelson to get rid of Dynamo?||command, function, manual, mechanical, program, robot, charge, fetch, alive, button|
|30/1-30||March 20, 2009||Helen's All Thumbs||Ronald gives Helen his old Gamekid, and pretty soon she's hooked! She forgets to walk Martha, neglects her homework, and becomes completely preoccupied. When Helen forgets to feed Martha and Skits again, and misses the fieldtrip because she forgot her permission slip, she turns to Martha for help. Can Helen break the habit?||addict, obsessed, preoccupied, monitor, restraint, hooked, quit, level, rid, break|
|Martha's Dirty Habit||Every spring, Martha gets an urge to dig that she just can't control. When Martha's habit gets her in trouble with the whole neighborhood, the family decides they need to put her desire to dig to good use.||habit, weakness, urge, crave, drive, want, stop, desire, need, irresistible|
|31/1-31||April 6, 2009||Martha Bakes||Helen is sad when her drawing doesn't win the art competition, so Mom decides to bake her a cake to cheer her up. But when a last–minute order comes in at the flower shop, Martha and Skits decide to take over. Do two dogs with no thumbs (and a cookbook) have what it takes to bake?||recipe, ingredients, from scratch, blend, beat, mix, pour, bake, oven, stir|
|Martha Makes Scents||Always on the lookout for a way to avoid bathing, Martha decides TD's dad OG should invent a perfume that will cover up her doggy scent. After a few tries, he concocts the perfect pooch perfume. So why is Martha begging for a bath?||combine, concoct, dissolve, separate, extract, spritz, drop, spray, fragrance, perfume, strong|
|32/1-32||April 7, 2009||Martha the Witness||Mrs. Demson hates dogs and blames them for everything, which is a problem since she lives right down the street from Martha. But she changes her tune after Martha witnesses an accident that destroys Mrs. Demson's lawn furniture. Now Mrs. Demson will do anything to get Martha to appear as her witness in court.||accuse, testify, defendant, plaintiff,mistrial, objection, describe, answer, question, explain, accident|
|Martha Takes a Stand||Something smells bad and it's Martha. Faced with yet another bath, Martha makes a stand for her right to, well, stink. But if Martha is going to stand up for her rights, Dad says she can do it outside. Will Martha be an outside dog forever?||right, compromise, principle, resolve, option, fair, unfair, give in, freedom, civilized, demand|
|33/1-33||April 8, 2009||Martha Goes to School||TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. What started out as a joke, turns into a nightmare for Helen, Alice, and TD, when Martha gets the job and takes it very seriously.||attendance, substitute, attention, behavior, report, teacher, lesson, student, school, homework|
|T.D. and the Light Bulb of Doom||TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts! As Helen predicted, TD winds up in a panic until he has a moment of inspiration. Can he pull off his project in time?||assignment, inventor, discover, biography, subject, chapter, study, project, class, grade|
|34/1-34||April 9, 2009||Martha Treads the Boards||Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Even Martha gets a part... as a bull. When the big night finally comes, Mom and Dad get trapped in their dressing room. The play must go on, but now the bull is the bullfighter and the bullfighter is... her sister? What will they do for an encore?||tradition, custom, culture, generation, annual, family, different, community, theater, marry|
|Martha's Pack||When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack. However, the call of the wild becomes the call of the can opener for her pack mates, and soon Martha is left alone at Doghead Lake, hunting for dinner. But can she really eat that poor wounded duck?||family tree, ancestors, descendant, pack, relatives, wolf, sister, brother, cousin, daughter|
|35/1-35||April 10, 2009||Martha Smells||Martha is secretly trapped inside Pablum and Weaselgraft's hideout. She manages to call Helen and tell her how to get there by smell. Can Helen and TD follow her scent map and uncover Weaselgraft and Pablum's lair?||aroma, fragrance, scent, stench, reek, smell, stink, whiff, odor|
|Martha Hears||For the same story from a different sensory perspective, Martha once again finds herself trapped in Weaselgraft and Pablum's lair, but this time she leads Helen and TD to their hideout by describing what she hears. It sounded like a good idea...||blaring, clanging, creak, rumble, audio, noise, listen, siren, bell, ears|
|36/1-36||July 13, 2009||Martha's Worst Best Day||Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman figures out that she's saying the exact reverse of what she means to say. But can they figure out the cure before she ruins Grandpa Bernie's birthday party?||exactly, correct, offend, reverse, contrary, opposite, meant, top, backwards, bottom|
|Truman's Brother||Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them? Helen and Alice bet the boys that they can't keep the brother thing up for a week, because they don't exactly have a lot in common.||sibling, common, similar, contrast, identical, together, alike, twins, both, only|
|37/1-37||July 14, 2009||Here's Martha!||Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.||interview, conversation, understand, interpret, comprehend, chat, thoughts, think, mind, know|
|Dog Fight||Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?||quarrel, bicker, negotiate, barter, truce, selfish, fight, share, take a turn, trade|
|38/1-38||July 15, 2009||Therapy Dog||Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. But trouble brews when Mrs. Demson, who claims a horrible allergy to dogs, is admitted for an invisible rash. Can Martha sneak in to help the other patients without Mrs. Demson knowing?||therapy, patient, cheer, relief, treatment, hospital, rash, pain, doctor, nurse|
|Martha's Duck Trouble||Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake, has settled in at Martha's house to convalence. Pretty soon, it feels like the duck is taking over. How long does it take for a duck's wing to heal anyway? Is it possible that Ralph has gotten a little too comfortable?||mend, heal, fake, mood, spirits, feel, worse, glum, down, low|
|39/1-39||July 16, 2009||Truman's Secret||Where has Truman been and why is he acting so weird? He's hiding in the garage, lurking in the shadows. He finally agrees to tell the whole gruesome story, but will it be too horrible for them to bear?||appearance, self–conscious, mortified, flaw, vain, picture, horrible, barber, photo, haircut|
|Skits Monkeys Around||Skits loves to watch Malcolm, the blue monkey on TV. In fact, he loves Malcolm so much he wants to be Malcolm, and he starts wearing a polka dot bowtie. Martha is mortified to be seen with him in public. How long is this phase going to last—or could it be permanent?||phase, temporary, outgrow, imitate, mature, copy, same, babyish, younger|
|40/1-40||July 17, 2009||What's Bothering Bob?||What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and he's chasing Truman all over town. Soon Truman, Helen, Alice, TD, Kazuo the dog officer, the pizza guy, and Bob's owner are all up a tree, imprisoned by a barking Bob. Can Martha figure out what's bothering Bob?||anxious, serene, provoke, disturb, bother, calm, settle down, relax, awful, quiet|
|Martha Spins a Tale||Season finale. It's sweltering hot and everybody is miserable. To distract Jake from the heat, Martha tells him about Goldi–Martha and the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen and their adventures among giants, queens, and a very familiar fire–breathing cat.||irritating, soothing, comfortable, cozy, sweltering, scratchy, cool, lumpy, bumpy, hot|
Season 2: 2009 – 2010
Season 2 premiered on September 14, 2009 with "Martha's Chair" and "T.D. the Pack Rat" and concluded on May 14, 2010 with the two-part episode "Martha: Secret Agent Dog". This season produced 30 episodes (60 segments), for the broadcast span of two years, with 15 episodes airing as part of this season, bringing the overall episode total to 55 episodes (110 segments).
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|41/2-1||September 14, 2009||Martha's Chair||Martha's family has a birthday surprise — a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow.||antique, donate, upholstery, profit, valuable, furniture, worth, worthless, rich, cost, clean|
|T.D. the Pack Rat||T.D. has too much junk! T.D.'s mom makes him an offer: He can keep everything he has, as long as he doesn’t bring anything else home. Does T.D. have the willpower?||worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage, priceless, perspective, garbage, junk, collect, keep, sell|
|42/2-2||September 15, 2009||Painting for Peanuts||The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and T.D. volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought...||realistic, easel, participate, abstract, portrait, painting, artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose|
|Martha's No Dummy||Granny Flo is hosting a variety show. Helen and Carolina team up to perform a pantomime, Alice practices her tap routine, and Truman perfects his water glass symphony, but T.D. and Martha struggle to come up with an act. Will they ever find their voice?||pantomime, routine, rehearse, ventriloquist, entertain, host, show, old-fashioned, star, act|
|43/2-3||September 16, 2009||Martha Puts Out the Lights||
Part 1: For Martha and the other dogs, Saturday night fireworks are the worst part of summer, and Mrs. Demson couldn't agree more. In fact, she's trying to get people to sign a petition to ban fireworks. Can Martha get enough signatures to make summer less scary for dogs?
Part 2: Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban. Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Demson ruin their fun, but can she find a way to reverse the ban and still protect her sensitive ears?
|petition, illegal, cause, picket, goal, ban, protest, sign, ask, on strikem, purpose, signature, unite, majority, prohibit, fireworks, summer, write, support|
|44/2-4||September 17, 2009||The Penguin Always Rings Twice||Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team — a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy — help them outwit the thieves?||mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive, first, second, next, last, after|
|The Martha Code||After Martha accidentally eats a secret code, it's really, really hard to understand what she's saying. Now Martha's lost and she's leaving Helen coded phone messages. Can Helen break the code and find out where she is?||code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary, break, unbreakable, crack, secret, key, figure out|
|45/2-5||September 18, 2009||Martha in the Hold||Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride?||cargo, passenger, turbulence, taxi, arrive, depart, travel, suitcase, flight, trip, take off|
|Get Along, Little Dogies!||Martha is excited to go on a cattle drive. Cookie the cowhand isn't so sure that Martha is fit for the trip and he might be right. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range?||vacation, stampede, lodging, sightseeing, cattle drive, scenery, wagon, cowboy, camp, outdoors, tour|
|46/2-6||May 10, 2010||Martha's Life in Crime||
Part 1: Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha.
Part 2: Puppy Martha's new owner turns out to have unsavory plans for her. Can Martha turn the tables on the bumbling crooks and still find a family?
|autobiography, possible, yearn, promise, narrate, flashback, tell, back then, now, recall, before, reminiscing, background, aspire, sequence, time, past, wish, happened, when|
|47/2-7||May 11, 2010||Martha Plays Favorites||Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. She felt the same way when the family got that cute puppy Skits.||include, exclude, notice, snub, replace, favorite, special, touchy, cute, cuddly|
|Martha and the Doggie Lover||T.D.'s little cousin C.D really likes dogs. Really, really likes dogs. C.D. loves dogs so much he squeezes them too hard. Can Martha teach C.D. how to be gentle with dogs?||sensitive, aggressive, delicate, aggravate, out of control, shy, gentle, choke, careful, tame|
|48/2-8||February 17, 2010||Paws and Effect||When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, Everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen and T.D. know, Protecting the environment (and Paws) is important, But it is easier said than done.||discard, litter, thoughtless, debris, recycle, careless, trash, important, broke, injured|
|The Trouble with Teddy||Teddy, a neighborhood dog, is sick, and the vet doesn't know why. When Martha is called in to consult, even she can't diagnose the patient. Enlisting the help of the dog pack, they scour the yard for hazardous materials — when the cause of the problem could be right under their noses.||hazardous, ingest, environment, poisonous, pesticide, rotten, spoil, safe, dangerous, gross|
|49/2-9||February 18, 2010||¿Qué Pasa, Martha?||Señor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade?||pronounce, bilingual, recite, memorize Interstitial: articulate|
|T.D. Is Talking Dog||Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, T.D. decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons.||enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary|
|50/2-10||February 19, 2010||Dogs in Space||Mrs. Clusky asks the class to present projects on the solar system, but T.D. finds himself distracted by comic books. Can he save the Planet of the Dogs from evil space cats and still get his homework in on time?||solar system, orbit, planet, star Interstitial: constellation|
|Dogs from Space||Inspired by T.D.'s comic about the Planet of the Dogs, Martha has a dream about what life would be like as an alien space dog.||universe, humane, invasion, extraterrestrial, astronomy, astronaut, asteroid, alien, world, creature|
|51/2-11||February 15, 2010||Martha in the White House||
Part 1: The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself?
Part 2: The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. But why does the president want Martha? Is there a top-secret cat conspiracy?
|neighborhood, national, volunteer, recommend, community, nominate, president, white house, leader, country, mission, function, appoint, advise, representative, cabinet, aide, serve, official, secretary|
|52/2-12||February 16, 2010||The Jakey Express||Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time.||schedule, delivery, funicular, delay, transportation. flag down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time|
|Martha, Sled Dog||Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will "Malto" deliver herself right into their hands?||serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate, glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake|
|53/2-13||April 12, 2010||Skits on Ice||Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, but why? Helen tells the story of how puppy Skits chased a puck onto thin ice, and how quick thinking by Martha saved the day.||risky, thaw, solid, freeze, frozen, defrost, ice, cold, melt, puck, hockey, thin|
|Martha's Steamed!||When Helen and Martha discover a dog locked in a hot car on a sweltering summer's day, they snap into action. While they try to track down the owner, it becomes almost impossible for them to keep their cool.||emergency, scorching, parched, sizzling, broiling, panting, sweat, heat, thirsty, page|
|54/2-14||May 13, 2010||Martha and the One Thousand Fleas||Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus!||charity, contribute, fundraiser, salesman, benefit, funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise|
|Nice and Crabby||Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery.||complain, disposition, cruel, personality, amiable, grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful|
|55/2-15||May 14, 2010||Martha: Secret Agent Dog||
Part 1: Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo — and Martha's speaking voice — out of commission?
Part 2: The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. Undaunted, Martha uses disguises and gadgets to hound the evil soup thieves.
|secret agent, service, formula, surveillance, defeat, safe, steal, spy, chief, warn, trespass, self-destruct, invisible, scheme, mastermind, disguise, combination, crook, hideout|
Season 3: 2010 – 2011
Season 3 of Martha Speaks premiered on October 11, 2010 with the two-part episode "The Martha Show" and concluded on October 3, 2011 with "Alice Covers Up" and "Carolina Picks a Lily". The season has 15 episodes (30 segments), bringing the show's overall episode total to 70 episodes (140 segments). This season is actually the second part of season two in production time.
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|56/3-1||October 11, 2010||The Martha Show||
Part 1: Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kids' show.
Part 2: Having your own kids' show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show, starring the Bookbots. But is her new partner — or TV — ready for it?
|genre, drama, educational, merchandise, style, comedy, co-star, medical, program, watch, script, pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict, duo, viewers, children, pirate, whale|
|57/3-2||October 12, 2010||Martha's Millions||When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most.||inherit, wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune, will, buy, spend, stingy, give|
|Carolina's Gifted||Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be?||gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away, save, cash, pay/paid, pick|
|58/3-3||October 13, 2010||Truman's Mad||When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams?||explore, theory, analyze, outcome, effect, note, lab, kit, finding, magnet|
|Dog for a Day||TD thinks dogs have it easy — no school, no homework, no schedule — but Martha begs to differ. When the two decide to switch roles for a day, they discover that life can be surprisingly tough in someone else's shoes (or tail).||hypothesis, experiment, conclusion, compare, result, human, canine, science, easy, hard|
|59/3-4||October 14, 2010||Martha: Deadline Doggie||When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business?||article, deadline, eavesdrop, gossip, private, type, read, tip, paper, surprise|
|It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha||With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for.||fabricate, source, exaggerate, reliable, anonymous, retract, reporter, lie, record, ton, pounds|
|60/3-5||October 15, 2010||The Dog Did It||Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet?||primitive, civilization, prehistoric, ancient, philosopher, origin, stone, fire, caveman, history|
|Martha Out West||The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their versions, featuring pioneers, outlaws, and...strawberry milkshakes?||pioneer, frontier, founded, outlaw, property, western, mayor, sheriff, town, settle|
|61/3-6||October 25, 2010||T.D.'s Magic||TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control?||feat, rational, vanish, illusion, dubious, disappear, magic, appear, explanation, powers|
|Scaredy Cat||To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real.||silhouette, unexpected, nightmare, phantom, ominous, scare, dark, windy, rainy, night|
|62/3-7||February 21, 2011||The Opera Contest||An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be.||opera, soprano, bass, quartet, accomplish, scene, rhyme, costume, stage, prop(s)|
|Maestro Martha||Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to freeze people at a charity concert by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it's too late?||orchestra, symphony, conduct(or)(ing), percussion, composition, trumpet, string, maestro, gong, usher|
|63/3-8||February 22, 2011||Skits and Mr. Scruffles||Everyone's too busy to play with Skits. While he's moping around the neighborhood, he meets Milo, a lonesome newcomer who just moved to Wagstaff City. The two bond, but when they tell their respective families about their new companion, no one believes they're real.||occupied, companion, lonesome, disappoint, imaginary, bored, lonely, twice, play(ed)(ing), fun|
|Brave Truman||Truman is afraid to try out his new sled on the town's steepest, scariest, lumpiest hill. His friends are convinced that Truman is braver than he seems. Is he?||panic, reaction, terrify(ed)(ing), phobia, reassur(e)(ing), height(s), worr(y)(ied), dizzy, steep, tall|
|64/3-9||February 23, 2011||Martha Acts Up||Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified.||character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s), psychology, instinct(ual), part, actors, play, line(s), show|
|Ronald is In||When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint?||attitude, diagnose(is)(ed)(ing), emulate(ing), mimic(ing), mental, borrow, worried, used book(s), yogurt|
|65/3-10||February 24, 2011||Patrol Dog Martha||Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga?||patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity), officer, police, freeze, beat, cop|
|The Crooning Crook Caper||Helen wishes she could be a kid detective just like her favorite book character, Curious Crystal. When Helen and Martha find a business card for "The Whistler" with "You've been warned" written on the back, they think their career as super sleuths has begun.||paper, detective, camouflage, pursu(e)(it), stakeout, footprint, monocle, criminal, notebook, handwriting|
|66/3-11||February 25, 2011||Myth Me?||On a rainy, boring day, the gang does what everybody does on a rainy day: act out Greek myths! And, as always, they are really better with dogs!||myth, legend, moral, reflection, fate, point, ending, setting, over, Greek|
|TD's Myth Take||TD isn't satisfied with any Greek myth, so he decides to write his own version. With the help of Martha and Truman, he puts on a performance that exceeds everyone's expectations...||version, alter, revis(e)(ing), adaptation, dramatize, change, fix, perfect, plot, nymph|
|67/3-12||April 22, 2011||Wagstaff Races||Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy — and most importantly, how?||energy, solar, alternative, convert, generate, cart, (re)use, green, power, parts|
|The Missing Metal Mystery||Who's been stealing things from the local junkyard? When Detective TD announces the identity of his main suspect, everyone is shocked.||waste, pollut(e)(ing)(tion), landfill, biodegradable, aluminum, copper, metal(s), trophy, sleepwalking|
|68/3-13||June 27, 2011||Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird||The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, and they've even eaten all the s'mores — but they still aren't tired. When TD suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does: to be continued!||science fiction, data, unpredictable, foresee(able), unforeseen, feline(s), gather(ing), mysterious, peculiar, vine|
|Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird||A shadow on the outside of the tent inspires still more stories. With humans shrinking to the size of ants, and ants growing to the size of humans, everyone has something to contribute.||miniature(ize), enormous, magnify(ing), improbable, scientist, ray, puny, huge, giant, mini|
|69/3-14||July 1, 2011||The Long, Rotten Summer||For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best way to spend summer?||moment(s), endless, infinite, eternal, interrupt, minute, hour, day, tomorrow, never, forever|
|The Case of the Shattered Vase||Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. Now she's sure there's something under her bed! Martha helps her understand that things are not always what they seem.||instant, perception, transpire(d), occur(ed), review(ing), crash, touch(ing), second, events, vase|
|70/3-15||October 3, 2011||Alice Covers Up||It's a pool party! Everyone is going, including Alice... until she becomes involved in a strange cover-up.||(self)confiden(t)(ce), complexion, timid, outgoing, bashful, color, sort, brand, fair/fair-skinned, dye|
|Carolina Picks A Lily||Carolina adopts a new puppy, and she's so excited. It matches her purse! But when the gang points out the pup won't stay pocketbook-sized for long (check out those paws!), she regrets her impulsive adoption. Will they be able to find a home for Lily?||shallow, temperament, vicious, impulsive, foster, hypoallergenic, sweet, type, breed, kind, nasty|
Season 4: 2012 – 2013
On May 4, 2011, the show was renewed for a fourth season with 10 episodes, bringing the show's overall episode total to 80 episodes (160 segments). It started with episodes, "Cora! Cora! Cora!" and "Cora Encore!", guest starring Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, that aired on February 20, 2012 and concluded with "Martha's Market" and "Bye Bye, Burger Boy" on April 5, 2013. This was the first season to feature guest stars, with others including Jennifer Garner ("Too Many Marthas"), poet laureate Billy Collins ("Billy Collins Speaks"), and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson ("Eyes on the Skies"). This is actually season three in production time.
Also this season, Christina Crivici has departed as the role as Alice Boxwood and has been replaced by Michelle Creber. Alex Ferris, Madeleine Peters and Cedric Payne (the voices of T.D. Kennelly and Milo Lee, Helen Lorraine, and Truman Oatley) all had noticeable voice maturations, but continued to voice their respective characters.
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|71/4-1||February 20, 2012||Cora! Cora! Cora!||Helen's family friend Kit Luntayne is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson, an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong?||admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition|
|Cora Encore!||Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made?||stash, bold, chaos, actor/actress, understudy|
|72/4-2||April 2, 2012||Billy Collins Speaks||Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises... as is he.||poem, poet, prose, imposter, metaphor(ically)|
|Milo's Reading Buddy||When Milo reads in front of other people he gets nervous. T.D. has the perfect, confidence-building solution: a Reading Buddy! The whole gang gets excited about helping Milo. Maybe too excited. Can Milo find the Reading Buddy who's perfect for him?||fluent, struggle, apprehensive, interject, nervous|
|73/4-3||April 3, 2012||Verb Dog, When Action Calls!||Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes – Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil.||verb, ambulate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify|
|Martha's Adverb Adventure||Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. The Adverbalizer activates adverbs – giving the user the ability to make things happen completely, sloppily, instantly... Of course T.D. orders one... immediately!||sloppily, instantly, immediately, completely, adverb|
|74/4-4||April 4, 2012||Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words||Part 1:
The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion?
The Announcer is still at large and has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives. Equipped with this new linguistic leverage, our heroes may just be able to save their beloved city from their phonological foe.
|noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r), oath, adjective, define, modify, weightless|
|75/4-5||June 15, 2012||Eyes on the Skies||Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist?||telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation.|
|Camp Truman||Milo is super-excited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer – he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up – by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be.||activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.|
|76/4-6||July 23, 2012||Monkeyshines Martha||Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures.||relieve, genius, unwind, cherish, pressure|
|Dog Daze||When Carolina chastises Martha for her dogish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep, only to awake as... a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective?||empathy, sympathy, mannerisms, characteristics, point of view|
|77/4-7||November 19, 2012||Martha's Thanksgiving||Part 1: When Martha learns that Helen's extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Tails begin to wag as the family reunites, but where is Martha's mother?
Still in search of her mother, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason why they were separated. Can Martha and her friends solve the mystery and find her mom in time for the family reunion?
|reunion, prepare, organize, trace, quest, assemble, connect, memory, recognize, arrange|
|78/4-8||February 1, 2013||Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur!||T.D. ponders the age-old question: what's more powerful, a bulldozer or a dinosaur? The kids can't come to an agreement, so T.D. does what any boy faced with this question would do. He uses a time machine to bring a dinosaur back from the late Cretaceous period. Let the competition begin.||match, force, equal, contend(er), clash|
|Carolina Tackles Football||The Wagstaff Dogs are tired of losing every game. In their search for new leadership, the gang is shocked to discover a fanatical coach in... Carolina? Can the girly-girl protect her image and still bring the team to victory?||pass, tackle, fumble, huddle, intercept(ion)|
|79/4-9||February 4, 2013||Too Many Marthas||When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another dog, a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer. Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it's time to sing?||number, diva, solo, aria, a capella|
|Too Much Martha||Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she's pretty fed up. No more late night pizza?||weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet|
|80/4-10||April 5, 2013||Martha's Market||Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market while everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble?||market, stock, inventory, display, order|
|Bye Bye Burger Boy||Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burger chain in town, Big Burgertorium?||business, customer, commercial, advertisement, market(ing)|
Season 5: 2013
The fifth season of Martha Speaks began airing on June 24, 2013 with the episodes "Puppy Skits" and "Dinosaurs in Trouble!" and ended on November 14, 2013 with "The Return of Ralph" and "Little Bo's Sheep". This season had a total of 8 episodes (16 segments), bringing the overall episode total to 88 episodes (176 segments). This is actually season four in production time.
Also in this season, Alex Ferris has departed from the roles of T.D. Kennelly and Milo Lee (due to noticeable voice maturations from the previous season) and has been replaced with Valin Shinyei and Trevor Lim, respectively. Ashlyn Drummond has also replaced Michelle Creber as the voice of Alice Boxwood. Kenan Thompson guest stars in the episode "Stanley Saves the Day".
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|81/5-1||June 24, 2013||Puppy Skits||Martha begins to remember how Skits, when he was a puppy was adopted by T.D.||paleontologist, era, age, past|
|Dinosaurs in Trouble!||Milo and Truman visit the museum to save the fossil exhibit before it closes its doors. T.D. also wants to help, but Truman thinks that his obsession with dinosaurs playing sports will ruin everything, so T.D. comes up with his own idea to save the fossil exhibit.||fund, fossil, archeologist|
|82/5-2||June 25, 2013||The Puppy Tooth Fairy||Martha and Skits both decide to be the tooth fairies for puppies, but this proves to be easier said than done.||anticipation, dejected, determined, exhausted, concerned|
|Martha's Blue Period||Martha becomes depressed after Helen leaves for art camp.||morose, pitiful, blue, mope(ing), sentimental|
|83/5-3||June 26, 2013||The Puppy Show||TV producer Laslo Huckey wants Martha and the gang to come up with a new TV series for puppies. When Martha figures out one about superpowered puppies, Laslo thinks that it's real, so Martha tries to clear things up.||gist, brainstorm, concept, situation, introduce|
|Never Forget to Remember||It's the first day of spring! Everyone wants to play kick-up but the ball is missing, so the gang tries to remember who had the ball last.||certain, specific, sure, detail, previous(ly)|
|84/5-4||June 27, 2013||Martha's Puppy||Martha thinks that adding another puppy to the family would be a good idea. However, the family disagrees, so she teaches Jake how to be her puppy. Unfortunately, the family worries that the lessons are causing Jake to regress.||demonstrate, skill, pupil, regress, example|
|The Cheating Chum Caper||After T.D. aces a quiz, Helen becomes convinced that he cheated, so she becomes Heroic Helen again to find out the truth.||quiz, cheat(ing), chum, cram, tutor|
|85/5-5||November 11, 2013||Stanley Saves the Day||The gang and Truman's cousin Stanley try to prevent Louie Kablooey and Jimmy Gimmie from robbing the jewelry store again.||athletic, scrawny, lanky, muscular, burly|
|Milo Goes for Gold||Milo thinks of new games so he can win at something.||stamina, coordination, dexterity, endurance, swift|
|86/5-6||November 12, 2013||Mouse Patrol||Martha makes friends of mice that she supposes to get rid of.||predicament, solution, obstacle, exterminat(e)(tor)|
|The Big Knockover||When garbage cans across the city are being knocked over, Mrs. Dempson tries to propose a leash law. This prompts Martha, Skits, and their fellow canines to find who really knocked the trash cans over, but tensions run high when Martha and Skits begin to suspect each other as the culprit.||incident, alibi, responsible, leash law, assum(e)(ption), nocturnal|
|87/5-7||November 13, 2013||My Mother the Dog||Martha becomes adept at impersonating Helen's mom.||responsible, authentic, accurat(e)(cy), impersonat(e)(ion)|
|Martha's Must-Have||Martha obsesses over a special collar that she believes makes people give canines food.||bogus, phony, artificial, cheap, expensive|
|88/5-8||November 14, 2013||The Return of Ralph||Ralph the duck returns to the household after the Lorraine's buy an HDTV.||stay, remain, migrat(e)(ion), pause|
|Little Bo's Sheep||Martha and Helen help a border collie herd an easily distracted sheep to attend the herding festival.||halt, persistent, route, dawdle|
Season 6: 2014
The sixth season of the series started on March 31, 2014 with the episodes "T.D. Gives a Report" and "Martha's Canine Cleaners" and ended on November 18, 2014 with "Martha's Holiday Surprise" and "We're Powerless!". The season showed 8 episodes (16 segments), with the grand total of 96 episodes (192 segments).
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|89/6-1||March 31, 2014||T.D. Gives a Report||T.D. has his report that was assigned by Mrs. Clusky but doesn't know what subject he's in.||apathetic, averse, avid, eliminate, indifferent, passionate|
|Martha's Canine Cleaners||Martha and Skits both try to help Milo's puppy Lily fix the torn pillow.||destroy, mess, ruin, spotless, tear|
|90/6-2||April 1, 2014||April Fools||It's April Fool's Day! T.D. has been pranking his friends a lot.||convince, dupe, ploy, prank, ruse|
|Bully for You!||Martha and Skits meet with a bully dog named Jaws and they must find the best way to avoid from that dog.||harass, intimidate, pick(ing) on, reluctant, tease|
|91/6-3||May 14, 2014||Bookbots 3: Fit Fights Fat||Bookbots are back for the third time but they're out of shape! So, they try to exercise before stopping a suspicious villain.||fitness, in shape, lazy, sluggish, strength|
|Grandpa Bernie Cleans||Helen, T.D and the dogs Martha and Skits help Grandpa Bernie to clean his garage.||achey, elderly, mobility, vigor, youthful|
|92/6-4||June 16, 2014||Thou Callest Me A Dog||Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished and achieved when Martha swallows Hamlet. Never was a dog's desire for meat so artfully expressed.||dialogue, director, monologue, producer, soliloquy|
|Martha's Paper Chase||It's the Town Crier deadline and Carolina needs a headline. Hot on the trail for a story, and a biscuit, Senior Canine Reporter Martha stumbles into a scoop that screams front page: the whereabouts of Big Minnie.||confirm, feature, integrity, topic, verify.|
|93/6-5||June 17, 2014||Alice Tells a Story||When Alice tells the story of how she got Nelson, her class is confused. She ate pizza while playing hockey in an animal shelter. With a little help from Helen and T.D., she might be able to tell it correctly, even if it is about cats.||comprehend, digress, edit, order, tangent|
|Pirates and Princess||Princesses Carolina, Alice and Helen needeth a castle. Skipper Truman and First Mate T.D. are scouring the land for a ship.||narrative, recap, scenario, summary, theme|
|94/6-6||June 18, 2014||Tomato, You Say||Helen has an easier time getting Martha to skip breakfast than getting a straight answer from T.D. The question is: Why does T.D.'s shirt have a logo of a tomato?||image, indicate, insignia, remind, symbol|
|Martha Questions||Is Martha only speaking in questions? Why would that be? Can Skits help her figure it out? Did somebody put something funny in her soup? Will the questions ever stop?||convey, inquire, period, punctuation, question mark|
|95/6-7||November 18, 2014||Martha's Holiday Surprise||A blizzard is headed towards Wagstaff City and Mittens the cat is trapped in an alley. Fears rise when the story unfolds: Mittens has kittens. Abandoning animal prejudices, Martha and Skits trample into the snow-capped city to rescue the endangered cat and her young.||attack, comfort, nourish, secure, snuggle|
|We're Powerless!||A blackout in Wagstaff City renders Helen, T.D. and Truman incapable of playing their favorite videogame, Multi-Dimensional Intergalactic Kleine Nachtgopher Attack Four. But with a little imagination, a basket of laundry and some salad tongs, these nachtgophers might not be so powerless after all.||blackout, chill, discomfort, shiver, starve|
|96/6-8||November 17, 2014||Martha's Sweater||Desperate to rid herself from woolly embarrassment, Martha sets out to prove that no sweater can withstand the rugged lifestyle of a dog.||dignify, fib, hideous, loathe, undignify|
|The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur||T.D.'s day starts like any other: getting on a bus and riding it to the end of the line. But when he passes by a toy that looks suspiciously like one he used to own, he's pulled into a mystery that even he couldn't dream up.||absorbing, appealing, fascinating, intriguing, rendezvous|
- Six episodes were based on the original books. They were "Martha Speaks", "Martha and Skits", "Martha Blah Blah", "Perfectly Martha", "Martha Walks the Dog", and "Martha Calling".
- "The Martha Code" is a parody of The Da Vinci Code.
- It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha is the parody of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
- In the second episode, Martha introduces the show for the first time.
- In the first part of "The Martha Show" episode,there are the parodies of Clifford the Big Red Dog, My Little Pony, and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
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- "Martha Speaks: Martha in the Doghouse/Martha Models » TV Programs on Iowa Public Television". Iptv.org. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
- "Martha Speaks: TD and the Steak Tree/TD and Martha Gopher Broke » TV Programs on Iowa Public Television". Iptv.org. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
- "Martha Speaks: Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot » TV Programs on Iowa Public Television". Iptv.org. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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- "Martha Speaks: Martha Smells/Martha Hears » TV Programs on Iowa Public Television". Iptv.org. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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