List of Wishbone episodes

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This is a list of all Wishbone episodes.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode Featured work Wishbone's Teleplay role Contemporary story Other notes Release Date
A Tail in Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer Wishbone and the kids explore Jackson Park, where they discover a man digging up the "No Name Grave." Series Premiere Two-episode show
VHS release
March 23, 1995
March 24, 1995
Twisted Tail Oliver Twist Oliver Twist A crime wave hits Oakdale and juvenile offenders are suspected. Joe can't believe that his new friend Max is responsible, but Max is also friends with a rowdy older boy. VHS release March 25, 1995
Rosie, Oh!
Rosie, Oh!
Romeo and Juliet Romeo Montague Found without his collar, Wishbone is taken to the pound, where he falls in love with a female dog named Rosie. After being rescued, he conspires to lose his collar again so that he can get back to his love. March 25, 1995
Homer Sweet Homer The Odyssey Odysseus The kids try to save Jackson Park from developers. VHS release March 26, 1995
Bark that Bark African American folktales ("Anansi the Spider" and "The People Could Fly") Anansi/Wana David overloads on responsibilities and refuses to ask for help, which causes them to literally blow up in his face. Narrated by Homer Vincent (Akin Babatunde), not Wishbone March 30, 1995
Cyranose Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac The kids struggle over a challenging poetry assignment they have to do for English class. David is especially perplexed by it, but Wanda helps him out in secret. March 31, 1995
The Slobbery Hound The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes When Wishbone is blamed for neighborhood messes, he, Joe, David and Sam must find the dog who is the real culprit. VHS release October 9, 1995
Digging Up the Past Rip Van Winkle Rip Van Winkle Wishbone and the kids meet an elderly woman who lived in Joe's house as a child. October 10, 1995
Bone of Arc Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Louis de Conte Samantha joins the boys' soccer team. VHS release October 11, 1995
The Impawssible Dream Don Quixote Sancho Panza Joe aspires to make it into the Encyclopedia of World Records for making the most free throws ever recorded. Damont sets himself against Joe, intending to beat the record himself. DVD release October 12, 1995
Fleabitten Bargain Faust Faust A salesman will give Joe a virtual-reality machine, but only for Wishbone in exchange. October 13, 1995
Sniffing the Gauntlet Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Samantha can't go to school on the day of a big spelling bee, leaving David to win it for their team. October 1995
July 4, 1998 (VHS release)
The Hunchdog of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Quasimodo The boys become jealous when Samantha befriends and helps an awkward boy named Nathaniel. DVD release October 17, 1995
Golden Retrieved Silas Marner Silas Marner Joe only realizes how much Wishbone means to him when the dog goes missing. Meanwhile, Wishbone is adopted by a kind older man who names him "Spot." October 18, 1995
A Tale of Two Sitters A Tale of Two Cities Charles Darnay Joe and David refuse to properly babysit David's little sister Emily and her friend Tina since it would interfere with their plans. Instead, the girls are left alone, where they wreak havoc on the Talbots' home. October 30, 1995
Frankenbone Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein David's science project causes unending trouble when it comes to life. * VHS release 1 = Frankenbone'
  • VHS release 2 = Wishbone in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'
* October 31, 1995
  • September 1, 1998
Hot Diggity Dawg Journey to the Center of the Earth Professor Lidenbrock Wishbone digs for buried treasure in Wanda's yard. DVD release Came also in Children's Favorites November 1, 1995
One Thousand and One Tails One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) Ali Baba/Sinbad (cameo)/Aladdin (cameo) When David has a run-in with cyber-criminals on the Internet, the FBI is accidentally sent to the Barnes' home. This causes Wishbone to think the cops are after Emily, who has stolen Wanda's forgotten purse. August 22, 1995
Mixed Breeds Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Gabriel John Utterson Wanda falls for an Elvis impersonator named Lou Dublin, jeopardizing her relationship with Mr. Pruitt. August 29, 1995
The Canine Cure The Imaginary Invalid Molière Nathaniel Bobelesky, who is allergic to almost everything, including dogs, spends the night at Joe's house. Wishbone thinks Nathaniel might not be as frail as he thinks he is, and tries to prove it.
The Pawloined Paper The Purloined Letter C. Auguste Dupin Joe tries to get back an embarrassing word puzzle he made before anyone sees it, especially before Damont finds it first to humiliate him. September 12, 1995
Bark to the Future The Time Machine The Time Traveller While struggling with math, Joe tries to use a calculator instead of his own intellect, only for it to cause more trouble with the subject. September 19, 1995
Paw Prints of Thieves The Adventures of Robin Hood Robin Hood Joe and a cafeteria worker take perfectly good food headed for the dumpster, so that it can go to the local food bank, despite the protestations of an uptight school supervisor. DVD release Came in Children's Favorites, Volume 2 November 11, 1995
Furst Impressions Pride and Prejudice Fitzwilliam Darcy The kids agonize over finding dates for the Oakdale school beach party social. A fight between Sam and David certainly doesn't help matters. November 18, 1995
The Prince and the Pooch The Prince and the Pauper Tom Canty/Edward VI of England Joe tries to coach a tee-ball team that includes Emily and Tina. VHS release 1995
February 27, 1996
The Count's Account The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantès After one of David's inventions is used by Damont to ruin Wanda's garden, thus making Wanda blame David, he thinks of a clever way to get revenge against Damont. Unfortunately, an innocent party is caught in the crossfire. October 17, 1995
Salty Dog Treasure Island Jim Hawkins Samantha convinces the boys to help her look for "Blackbeard's Horseshoe" inside a condemned barn. VHS release 1995
Little Big Dog David and Goliath David After he and Samantha break a side-view mirror off his parents' new car, David tries to hide the damage. When the mirror breaks off and Mr. Barnes prepares to sue the manufacturer, Emily convinces her brother to come clean. This episode was featured in the VHS tape "Kids For Character: Choices Count" January 1996
A Dogged Exposé A Scandal in Bohemia Sherlock Holmes Samantha tries to find out who is distributing embarrassing pictures of her, and others. Second episode in which Wishbone portrays Holmes November 1995
A Terrified Terrier The Red Badge of Courage Henry Fleming Neglecting David, Sam, and Wishbone, Joe decides to hang out with more popular kids. He starts to imitate the behavior of his new friends and soon realizes it could cost him his best friends. VHS release 1996
Shakespaw The Tempest Ariel The kids attempt to put on their own production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, but the rehearsal proves challenging. 1996
Muttketeer! The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan Wishbone tries to join the kids at school.
Hercules Unleashed Hercules and the Golden Apples Hercules Samantha tries to find a perfect gift for her father's 40th birthday. VHS release
¡Viva Wishbone! Our Lady of Guadalupe Juan Diego Joe buys a music box for his mother, but it gets broken and the store's policy doesn't allow him to return it. Narrated by Senora Julia (Mexico City native Sylvia Caplan Rawley), not Wishbone
The Entrepawneur Metamorphoses King Midas Joe becomes overbearing toward Sam and David when he tries to run a grocery delivery business.
Pantin' at the Opera The Phantom of the Opera Viscount Raoul de Chagny Books start disappearing from the local library, and one of the former librarians is reported dead. Things are definitely not as they seem, however, and Ellen, Joe, Wishbone, Wanda and their friends jump on the case.
Dances with Dogs "The Story of the Deathless Voice" (1995) Lee Natonabah (Apache-Mexican American actor Adan Sanchez), a Native-American friend of Joe's, speaks about Navajo culture, family, and story-telling. Narrated by Lee Natonabah, not Wishbone
Rushin' to the Bone The Inspector General Osip Wishbone gets the chance to be a star in a dog food commercial, but is it really meant to be his big break?
Picks of the Litter Various Various Wishbone tells his favorite stories to a visiting female dog named Penny, who turns out to have something in common with him. Clip show; excerpts of 1, 5, 10, 24, 4, 12, 16, 9, and 2, above. (season 1 finale)

Season 2[edit]

Episode Featured work Wishbone's role Contemporary story Other notes
Halloween Hound:
The Legend of Creepy Collars
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane Joe and his friends celebrate Halloween with a scavenger hunt. (season 2 premiere) Two-episode show
VHS release
The Prince of Wags Henry IV, Part 1 Prince Henry (Hal) Joe is elected captain of his basketball team, and learns what it means to be a leader.
A Bone of Contention The Courtship of Miles Standish John Alden With Joe and David wanting to ask the same girl to the school dance, Wishbone is reminded of John Alden in The Courtship of Miles Standish.
Groomed for Greatness Great Expectations Pip Wanda's cousin arrives to create a sculpture for Jackson Park.
War of the Noses The Black Arrow Richard Shelton Wishbone tries to get out of an appointment with the vet. At the same time he sets out to rescue his red chair.
Moonbone The Moonstone Franklin Blake Football star Daryl "Moose" Johnston comes to town and his Super Bowl ring goes missing. Could this have something to do with one of Wishbone's occasional digging crazes?
Barking at Buddha Monkey (Journey to the West) Monkey Jimmy and Marcus, two younger boys, want to impress Joe and his friends, but their attempts to be more mature and helpful have unintended consequences.
Pup Fiction Northanger Abbey Henry Tilney Wanda receives a series of mysterious notes in the mail.
The Roamin' Nose The Aeneid Aeneas A gas leak in the neighborhood forces the neighbors from their homes. At the same time, Joe, Sam, and Damont are feeling nervous about their upcoming high school years, while Wishbone recalls a story about destiny and history. Series Finale