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 October 9, 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. October 10, 1995
Homer Sweet Homer The Odyssey Odysseus The kids try to save Jackson Park from developers. VHS release; First appearance of Mr. King. October 11, 1995
Bark that Bark African American folktales ("Anansi the Spider" and "The People Could Fly") Anansi/Wana The kids help put on a traditional story-telling show to raise money. David's maternal uncle, Homer Vincent (Akin Babatunde) is the storyteller throughout the episode, he narrates verbal African folk tales. David overloads on responsibilities and refuses to ask for help, which causes them to literally blow up in his face. Narrated by Homer Vincent, not Wishbone October 12, 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. October 13, 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 16, 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 17, 1995
Bone of Arc Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Louis de Conte Samantha joins the boys' soccer team. VHS release October 18, 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 19, 1995
Fleabitten Bargain Faust Faust A salesman will give Joe a virtual-reality machine, but only for Wishbone in exchange. October 20, 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. July 1, 1998 (VHS release) October 23, 1995
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; First appearance of Nathaniel Bobelesky October 24, 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 25, 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 26, 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 27, 1995
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 October 31, 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. November 1, 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. November 2, 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. November 3, 1995
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. November 6, 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. November 7, 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 8, 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 9, 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. February 27, 1996 (VHS release) November 10, 1995
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. November 13, 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 November 14, 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" November 15, 1995
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 16, 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 November 17, 1995
Shakespaw The Tempest Ariel The kids attempt to put on their own production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, but the rehearsal proves challenging. November 20, 1995
Muttketeer! The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan Wishbone tries to join the kids at school. November 21, 1995
Hercules Unleashed Hercules and the Golden Apples Hercules Samantha tries to find a perfect gift for her father's 40th birthday. VHS release November 22, 1995
¡Viva Wishbone! Our Lady of Guadalupe Juan Diego Ellen befriends a young man who has recently lost his own mother which causes Joe to struggle with his jealousy. To help him, Señora Julia (Sylvia Caplan Rawley), an old friend who is similar to a second mother to him, tells him the story "Our Lady of Guadalupe" after a store's policy does not allow Joe to return a broken music box which was intended for his mother's gift for Mother's Day. Narrated by Señora Julia, not Wishbone November 23, 1995
The Entrepawneur Metamorphoses King Midas Joe becomes overbearing toward Sam and David when he tries to run a grocery delivery business. November 24, 1995
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. November 27, 1995
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. Joe and David volunteer to tell their own family stories as well at a story-telling performance, which leads to Joe feeling inadequate in his father's shadow. Narrated by Lee Natonabah, not Wishbone November 28, 1995
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? November 29, 1995
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) November 30, 1995

Season 2[edit]

Episode Featured work Wishbone's role Contemporary story Other notes Release Date
Halloween Hound:
The Legend of Creepy Collars
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane Joe, David and Sam celebrate Halloween with a scavenger hunt instructed by Oakdale's Sports and Games owner, Travis del Rio (Julio Cedillo). This scavenger hunt ends with a haunted house combined with Wishbone in pursuit of a black cat. This leads Joe and his two friends directly to the old Murphy house, the same house where he saw an eerie-eyed ghost several years earlier. After the hunt, Travis hosts a Halloween party at his store. Second Season Premiere Two-episode show
VHS release
October 15 and 18, 1997
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. October 26, 1997
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. November 2, 1997
Groomed for Greatness Great Expectations Pip Wanda's cousin arrives to create a sculpture for Jackson Park. October 19, 1997
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. November 9, 1997
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? November 16, 1997
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. November 23, 1997
Pup Fiction Northanger Abbey Henry Tilney Wanda receives a series of mysterious notes in the mail. November 30, 1997
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 February 1, 1998