List of Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman episodes

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

Series overview[edit]

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

Season 1: 2006[edit]


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


Series Season Title Directed By Written By Original airdate Prod. code
1 1 "3-2-1 Blast Off!" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger May 29, 2006 (2006-05-29) 101
Ruff is frazzled. He needs more time to get his first show ready, but unfortunately, he's live on the air right now! What to do? The show must go on! Ruff sends three Fetchers to meet a big star. They arrive at the Museum of Science to discover that the star is the sun, and that they're about to blast off on an amazing space race.
2 2 "Good Dancing and Bad Teeth" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30) 102
Ruff wants to try out some new dance moves on the poodle next door, but is horrified when she tells him he's got halitosis. He decides to send one team of Fetchers to learn how to ballroom dance, and a second team out to prove that dog mouths are cleaner than human mouths.
3 3 "How To Get Out Your Inner Hip Hop" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger May 31, 2006 (2006-05-31) 103
Ruff incinerates his daily ration of kibble in the Fetch 3000 but then discovers he's out of Chinese food. Resorting to desperate measures, Ruff must try to extract a treat from a dog toy. A starving Ruff challenges Anna to "cook" on the dance floor as she learns how to dance hip-hop{citation needed}, and Noah, Khalil, and Julia must cook for a crowd of picky eaters-animals at the zoo{citation needed}!
4 4 "Cats? I Thought You Said Kites!" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 1, 2006 (2006-06-01) 104
Ruff is excited because he thinks today's episode is all about kites, until he gets a call from his boss, Henry, who wants the show be about cats. Cats?! Ruff has no choice but to give airtime to cats as he challenges Taylor and Anna to train a cat to fetch. Meanwhile, Noah and Brian must design, build and fly a kite that will lift a dog biscuit in the air and land it on the front porch of Charlene, the poodle next door.
5 5 "Ye Olde Colonial Episode" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 5, 2006 (2006-06-05) 105

Losing power in the doghouse gives Ruff the most Brilliant Idea in the History of Television! All he needs is a $250,000,000 advance from his boss, Henry, to buy a time machine to send the whole cast back in time - way back - to 1627! Dressed as Colonists, the cast members abandon their videogames and cell phones for log sawing, oven starting, jaw harping, goat tending, and lessons in Colonial life.

Note: The Game Boy Advance made a cameo appearance in this episode.
6 6 "Saturday Night With A Slight Fever" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06) 106
Ruff has lined up an "easily recognizable" major pop star for today's challenge-producing and directing a music video. When his talent cancels and his "handy electronic device filled with hard-to-get phone numbers" falls into his soup, Ruff must come up with a replacement, and quick. Good thing Ruff has found stars for the video he's sure the kids will recognize-their grandparents!
7 7 "To Bee or Not to Bee" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 7, 2006 (2006-06-07) 107
Ruff has just finished shooting his first ever FETCH promo, "Busy As a Bee," but he can't get out of his bee costume because the zipper is broken! Bees on the brain, Ruff challenges Brian and Khalil to learn how to be beekeepers. Anna and Julia's challenge has nothing to do with bees-they must learn how to windsurf with the help of windsurfing champion, Nevin Sayer.
8 8 "B.L.T. For Breakfast" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 8, 2006 (2006-06-08) 108
Ever the entrepreneur, Ruff has invested his entire show budget in his latest culinary creation: the Liver and Pineapple Biscuit Shake. Looking for ways to improve his recipe, Ruff sends one team of FETCHers out to invent a new flavor of ice cream (the three main ingredients have to start with the letters B, L, and T and two of them have to be vegetables), and Brian must fill in as a short order cook at a local diner. Brian also has to make breakfast for his family.
9 9 "The Mystery of the Missing Thing in the Haunted Castle" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 12, 2006 (2006-06-12) 109
Ruff tells the kids about the legend of his great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Ruffael Ruffmanowitz who lived in spooky Hammond Castle with the famed inventor John Hayes Hammond. Ruff sends the whole team out to Hammond Castle to retrieve Ruffmanowitz's lost invention.
10 10 "This Old Lemonade Stand" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 13, 2006 (2006-06-13) 110
In a slight lapse of fiscal judgment, Ruff decides to buy the Apple-Peeler 2.0, reducing the show's budget to 13 cents. He decides to recruit the FETCHers to earn some quick cash by building their own lemonade stand with the help of master carpenter Norm Abram.
11 11 "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 14, 2006 (2006-06-14) 111
Ruff, in an artistic mood, is working on putting the finishing touches on his latest masterpiece when he hears the loud crashing of thunder outside his doghouse. Having just heard the weather announcer on W-O-O-F predict clear skies, a confused Ruff is determined to figure out what's going on. He sends Taylor out to learn how to forecast the weather. And Noah, Khalil and Brian must brave the elements to make some art of their own as they join the city's mural crew in planning and painting a mural for a local pizzeria.
12 12 "That Doesn't Float My Boat" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 15, 2006 (2006-06-15) 112

Trying to relieve a bad case of "Game Show Host Block," Ruff has fallen asleep and left the water in the bathtub running! The flooded doghouse is filled with floating junk, giving him the perfect idea for today's challenge: Khalil, Anna, and Julia, must design a boat out of materials they find at the dump. Their boat has to float; it has to be stable and steer-able; and it has to be propelled by something other than oars.

Note: Based on part of the special, PBS Kids Go! Share the Earth Day
13 13 "Send in the Clowns" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 19, 2006 (2006-06-19) 113
Ruff plans on getting back at the Great Spotinsky, the now famous circus dog responsible for cheating Ruff out of his dream job. Ruff sends Brian out to the big top to get some circus pointers, and another team sets out to design a water balloon launcher: the Ultimate Weapon of Revenge!
14 14 "Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20) 114
Grandma Ruffman wants Ruff to sell a few hundred thousand copies of her cookbook on his show, but she thinks her grandson needs to be much funnier to garner the ratings he'll need to move product. So Ruff sends Taylor, Noah, and Brian out to cook Grandma's recipes...on a farm, and Grandma sends Khalil out to learn how to tell jokes from a professional comedian.
15 15 "Tryin' Chef" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 21, 2006 (2006-06-21) 115
When Ruff's owner brings home a "doggy bag" consisting of one measly dinner roll, Ruff decides that his evening meal needs to get "kicked up a notch." He challenges his cast to use creativity, cunning, and capability in this Iron Chef spoof!
16 16 "Don't Put the Kart Before the Sea Lion" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 22, 2006 (2006-06-22) 116
Ruff is learning how to drive using his new Driver Simulation Program for Dogs. Problems ensue as he veers off the course and into a sea lion tank, but this vehicular disaster provides Ruff with two great ideas for today's show: Julia becomes the pit crew chief for a professional junior go karter, and Taylor trains sea lions at the New England Aquarium!
17 17 "Relaxin' with Ruff" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 26, 2006 (2006-06-26) 117
Ruff decides to turn over a new leaf--the stress of running a TV show will no longer get to him-no siree. He sends the FETCHers to a spa to learn about yoga and how to get their heart rates down, then it's on to an amusement park to get their pulses racing and scientifically measure their "fear factor."
18 18 "Scat Cat, Scat" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27) 118
There's been a break-in! While Ruff was away at a Canine-Television-Entertainment-Convention, someone broke into his doghouse and stole his new kneeboard. He sends Noah out to learn the ins and outs of kneeboarding, while another team of FETCHers learns how to track all types of wild animals.
19 19 "Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 28, 2006 (2006-06-28) 119
Ruff's communication satellite is on the blink, in desperate need of repair. He'd fix it himself, but he can't fit into the old spacesuit from his doggie cosmonaut days. This is where Taylor, Brian, Khalil, Anna, Julia, and Noah come in: Ruff sends them all to Space Camp for astronaut training!
20 20 "The Dogcathalon Finale (Grand Finale)" Joshua Seftel Jim Conroy and Glen Berger June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29) 120
After an incredible season of earning points from wild-and occasionally ridiculous-challenges, the Great Dane of All Episodes is here! In this grand finale, Ruff must award the season's grand prize--which he still hasn't come up with yet! Three elimination rounds of ultimate competition will pit Noah, Khalil, Julia, Brian, Anna, and Taylor against each other.

Point totals before finale[edit]

  1. Anna – 1,421
  2. Noah - 1,420
  3. Khalil – 1,415
  4. Julia - 1,406
  5. Brian - 1,405
  6. Taylor – 1,400

All did 13 challenge episodes and 6 quiz shows.

Points chart[edit]

Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 Ep 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Khalil 85 85 90 35 125 45 90 75 100 55 80 90 40 90 75 35 95 35 90 1415
Julia 80 85 100 35 105 45 91 35 105 55 45 85 70 45 75 75 90 70 110 1406
Anna 80 95 90 75 110 45 96 35 105 80 45 95 100 45 40 35 95 65 90 1421 100
Noah 40 45 90 65 125 95 45 75 100 75 80 40 100 80 40 35 95 105 90 1420
Brian 40 95 40 65 125 90 70 80 100 55 85 40 85 80 90 35 100 35 95 1405
Taylor 40 45 40 80 100 90 45 75 100 55 95 40 70 85 100 90 90 70 90 1400
  • Fetcher stayed in Studio for that episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

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

Anna won because she identified all three smells correctly when Khalil didn't.

Season 2: 2007[edit]


  • Madison "Madi" Bader
  • William "Willie" Erickson
  • Bridget O'Sullivan [4]
  • Rosario Corso
  • Michael "Mike" Spence
  • Nina Wadekar

 • NOTE: Besides Marc from season 5, (go look at notes for season 5) Rosario has been the only FETCHer who has guest starred on a different season. He guest starred in a season 3 episode entitled, "The People vs. Grandma Ruffman" where he served as a member of the jury.


Series # Episode # Title Directed By Written By Original airdate Prod. code
21 1 "Ruff Ruffman Breaks the Mold" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy May 28, 2007 (2007-05-28) 201
Mike and Willie are challenged to investigate the microbial world of germs and discover which places in Mike's house are the "germiest." With the help of a public health expert, the boys swab several locations in Mike's house. Then, they head off to a lab to grow the germs in culture and analyze the growth of bacteria to determine which place has the most germs. Meanwhile Nina and Madi visit a chocolate factory and learn how to make candy. The girls quickly learn that it's not as easy as it looks (at one point Nina does a sloppy job that Ruff calls "Jackson Pollock candy"), and that they must work together to accomplish their challenge.
22 2 "Ruff's Case of Blues in the Brain" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy May 29, 2007 (2007-05-29) 202
Bridget and Mike must determine whether the old myth is true that humans use only 10% of their brains. First, they meet up with a neurologist to learn about the brain. Then they visit a neuroscientist at an MRI lab to devise an experiment that will help them figure out whether people really use more than 10% of their brains. Meanwhile, Willie and Madi must use non-verbal forms of communication to complete their challenge-making art and music with Blue Man Group.
23 3 "You Lucky Dog" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy May 30, 2007 (2007-05-30) 203
Nina, Rosario, and Mike must build a homemade go-kart out of junk that can coast downhill, steer, and brake. An expert soap box derby car builder is on hand to teach them about the importance of gravity, friction, and drag in go-kart racing. The kids design and build their own go-kart, make adjustments, and finally compete in a race against a real Soap Box Derby car. Meanwhile, Bridget meets up with a Chinese culture expert to learn the traditions behind the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (held every year to bring luck and prosperity). In addition to boat racing, Bridget learns many of the cultural traditions behind the festival, including how to make zongzi.
24 4 "Ruff's Big Break" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy May 31, 2007 (2007-05-31) 204
Mike and Willie are challenged to learn about the human balance system. They visit an otologist and learn that the brain uses input from the eyes, muscles, and inner ear in order to stay balanced. To investigate this further, the kids perform tests to see what happens when the three inputs are missing or distorted. Then they suit up in a Ruff costume and demonstrate their newfound balance wisdom to Ruff by balancing over a pit of shaving cream! Bridget and Rosario learn how to design and build puppets and then perform a puppet show for the kids in a hospital in an attempt to prove to Ruff that hospitals aren't scary.
25 5 "The Mystery of DogTopia and Catlantis" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 4, 2007 (2007-06-04) 205
Ruff sends all six kids out on a mysterious island adventure to learn why cats and dogs don't get along. The kids are broken into two teams and must solve riddles that guide them through the mystery. Challenges include using pulleys to lift a heavy boat and creating an electromagnet out of a battery, nail, and wire.
26 6 "Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05) 206
Mike and Nina must make a healthy version of Ruff's favorite food pizza. They meet up with a chef and learn about nutrition, including the five food groups and calories. After they perfect their recipe, they must serve it to Nina's school cafeteria, and get at least 75% of the student body to give it a thumbs-up! Meanwhile Madi and Bridget volunteer at an animal shelter, and match cats with families who want to adopt them.
27 7 "I'm OK, You're Okra" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 6, 2007 (2007-06-06) 207
Madi and Mike are challenged to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people. They visit a pediatrician and learn about how the body responds to stressful situations like going to the doctor's office. Then the kids create a data collection study that measures the pulses of people before and after playing with dogs. They try to find out whether patients feel calmer in the presence of dogs. Ruff sends another team of FETCHers to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.
28 8 "The Small Fork Is For Dessert (Unless You're A Dolphin)" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 7, 2007 (2007-06-07) 208
Grandma Ruffman returns! Appalled by Ruff's manners, Grandma sends Rosario and Nina to learn proper table manners and how to plan a party from an etiquette expert. She also sends Willie to Florida to compete against Calvin the dolphin at the Living Seas Exhibit at Disney's Epcot Center. Willie must compete against Calvin in tests of jumping, swimming, and holding his breath. Willie learns about how the dolphin's anatomy and physiology are adapted to an aquatic environment. Then in a re-match, Willie must make some modifications to his body based on what he's learned.
29 9 "Roughing It With Ruff" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11) 209
Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.
30 10 "Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 12, 2007 (2007-06-12) 210
Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.
31 11 "Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea, Part 1" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13) 211

In the first episode of this two-Episode Story, Madi and Rosario are challenged to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

To Be Continued...
32 12 "Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea, Part 2" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 14, 2007 (2007-06-14) 212
In the second Episode of this two-episode Story, Madi and Rosario are still trying to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina continue on their race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.
33 13 "Yippie Tie Yie Yay, Get a Long Little Doggies" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 18, 2007 (2007-06-18) 213
Ruff flies six FETCHers out West to work as cowhands on a real working cattle ranch. They experience the life of true cowboys and cowgirls. Activities include: learning to ride a horse, roping, western dancing and cattle herding. The kids also learn about geology and mineralogy by panning for gold.
34 14 "Tape Loops and Loop-the-Loops" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 19, 2007 (2007-06-19) 214
Bridget and Willie spent the day at Walt Disney World designing a rollercoaster. They meet with two Imagineers, Bernie and Jason to learn how to design a coaster and about the forces and motion at work, including gravity and inertia. Then they build a physical model to try out their ideas for a Hawaiian themed rollercoaster. Finally, they program their coaster design and "ride" their creation in a full-motion, virtual reality simulator. Madi and Mike head off to a recording studio to work with a professional musician to record an original song for Ruff's grandma.
35 15 "A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy!" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 20, 2007 (2007-06-20) 215
Nina and Willie must learn how to scuba dive, and then design lifting devices for sunken items at the bottom of the ocean using what they know about buoyancy. Nina also learns about facing her fears and respecting her limits in the water. Meanwhile, Bridget and Rosario are sent out to spend the day on a lobster boat and learn that catching lobsters is hard work!
36 16 "How to Get Dogs and Doggerel in Better Shape" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21) 216
Madi, Mike, and Willie must learn about getting fit from a fitness expert who demonstrates the three components of exercise: aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility. Then they head outdoors to design a workout for their families using simple objects from around the house. Nina learns the art of writing poetry and then must compete in a poetry slam competition!
37 17 "Scruff Ruffman At Large!" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 25, 2007 (2007-06-25) 217
Rosario, Nina and Willie are given clues to decipher a secret map through one of Colorado's oldest caves. They have to search the cave for geological objects that will help them uncover hidden objects in the cave. Madi is challenged to learn the flying trapeze.
38 18 "Take Me Out to the Fashion Show" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26) 218
Mike heads out to the ballpark to learn the science of pitching strikes. He learns about the forces and motion behind different pitches. He then learns about the biomechanics behind successful pitching and fine-tunes his own pitching technique. Just when he thinks the day is over, Ruff calls in and ups the ante-Mike must throw out the first pitch at tonight's game-in front of 5,000 baseball fans! Bridget, Madi, and Rosario meet up with a fashion designer, and learn how to design and construct high fashion-for dogs!
39 19 "CSI Ruff" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 27, 2007 (2007-06-27) 219
All six kids are suspects when the Grand Prize is stolen from the grounds of Dogwart's, Ruff's old obedience school. Working with forensic scientists, the kids must collect and analyze evidence in order to clear their own names and find the real culprit. In doing so, they learn about the physical characteristics that some humans share (such as shoe size, and hair color) and the characteristics that are unique to individuals (such as DNA and fingerprints). Boston Police officers and forensic scientists work with kids throughout the evidence collection process, by identifying stray hairs, lifting fingerprints found at the scene, and investigating footprints and DNA.
40 20 "The Grand Prizeless Grand Finale" Paul Serafini Jim Conroy June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28) 220
All six kids compete in a final competition to determine the Grand Champion. Rounds include physical challenges, a building challenge in which the Fetchers must engineer a device that can "catch" a watermelon without breaking it, and a trivia challenge that pits the final two Fetchers against one another recalling science facts, solving word scrambles, and identifying details from previous challenges. At the end of the show, the final two must select items that they think will float. Once one of them selects an item that sinks, their opponent is crowned FETCH! Grand Champion.

Point totals before finale[edit]

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

All did 13 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

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

Points chart[edit]

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

Final results[edit]

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

Mike won because Willie placed an object in the water that sank.

Season 3: 2008[edit]


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


Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
41 1 "The Debut of Smell-O-Vision" September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29) 301
Two FETCHers track skunks and find out how to use chemistry to neutralize skunk spray while two others learn to "brave the waves" and become junior lifeguards.
42 2 "When Home is a House of Cards" September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30) 302
Ruff sends Sammy and Sam to the MSPCA to make a promotional video. Noel and Jay meet up with a famous card stacker to build a tower of cards.
43 3 "Just Call Him Spot" October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) 303
DJ, Jay, and Sam meet with a chemistry expert to learn how to fight stains and Ruff sends Noel to a fire academy so she can learn how to fight fires. At the end of the show, Noel must save Ruff's kibble from burning after Chet sends it to a fire site!
44 4 "Mr. Ruffman Goes to Washington" October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) 304
Ruff sends Sam to a high-level meeting with Senator Ted Kennedy. Meanwhile Noel, Sammy and DJ are challenged to design a float for Ruff's political campaign!
45 5 "Mission Improbable" October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06) 305
Ruff sends the FETCHers to Washington D.C. for training to become secret agents.
46 6 "How Not to Impress A Poodle's Mother" October 7, 2008 (2008-10-07) 306
Sam, Harsha and DJ work on sand sculpture at the beach while Jay learns about hair and beauty at a salon.
47 7 "There's Food Safety and Then There's Food Safety" October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08) 307
Ruff sends Harsha, Noel and Sam to build a foolproof structure that can protect a tortilla chip and Grandma Ruffman's cake. Sammy visits Spanish Harlem in New York City.
48 8 "Do-Se-Dos and Do-Se-Don'ts" October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) 308
Sammy and DJ learn how to square dance while Harsha and Jay learn about gorillas and their habitat at the zoo.
49 9 "The DogVinci Code" October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13) 309
Ruff's Uncle MacRuffmantosh is back, and there's no time to waste - a new mystery must be solved and the FETCHers are on the case!
50 10 "What's Bugging Ruff?" October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14) 310
Noel, Sammy and Jay are dispatched to Thompson Island where they learn about insects and their habitats while Harsha learns about powwows in New Mexico.
51 11 "Will They Like The Show? It's A Shoe-In!" October 15, 2008 (2008-10-15) 311
DJ and Sammy head to a sneaker company to design and build more functional footwear while Jay and Sam learn the art of street performing.
52 12 "Socket to Me" October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) 312
Sam and Sammy work on helping Ruff decrease his electricity consumption while Harsha and Noel get singing lessons and have to perform...LIVE!
53 13 "Dog of the Rings" October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) 313
Ruff decides(at his nephew Glen's request) to send all the FETCHers, dressed as Elves, Dwarves and Wizards, on a mythic Live Action Role Playing mission!
54 14 "Arrgh - All Me Eggs Are Cracked!" October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21) 314
Sammy and Jay go to the Florida Keys to search the ocean floor for a Ruffman family treasure and Harsha and Sam's challenge is to work at a grocery store and compete in a grocery-bagging showdown.
55 15 "Feeling Sheepish, Ruff?" October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) 315
Ruff sends two FETCHers to learn to herd sheep, and two more to Utah where they learn about bighorn sheep and their habitat.
56 16 "I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down" October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23) 316
Ruff sends DJ out to a dog obedience school to become an expert trainer while Noel, Sammy and Jay go to an engineering school to construct a new home for Chet.
57 17 "The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman" October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) 317
Grandma's accused of trying to break Ruff's twin, Scruff Ruffman, out of prison! The FETCHers try the case with help from real lawyers in a real courtroom with a real judge. Plus Rosario from Season 2 guest stars as a jury member.
58 18 "Just Toying with Ruff" October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28) 318
Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters and do a news piece on Brian Freeze while Noel and DJ invent a new Ruff Ruffman toy.
59 19 "The Ol' Switcheroo" October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29) 319
Ruff sends Harsha and DJ out to engineer a "puck stopper" that he can use as goalie in a game with Scruff's hockey team. Meanwhile, Jay and Noel trade places for a day.
60 20 "The Season 3 Finale: Ruff and Scruff: The Untold Story" October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) 320
Ruff's twin brother Scruff has taken over FETCH!. Scruff devises a series of elimination games that take place in a variety of Ruff and Scruff's important childhood haunts. And once again, is Ruff stuck without a Grand Prize?!? After the show, it turns out that FETCH! was canceled forever and Ruff was fired for good.

Point totals before finale[edit]

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

All did 14 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

Points chart[edit]

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

Final results[edit]

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

Jay won because his cookie tower was taller than Harsha's.

Season 4: 2009[edit]

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


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


Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
61 1 "Season Four Is Cancelled"[1][5] September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)[6] 401

The first episode of Season 4 is an all-animated adventure! Ruff has just received some terrible news... he's been FIRED by the new Australian owner of the TV network, Harriet Hackensack (who just happens to hate dogs!) So Ruff embarks on an epic journey (in a cooking oil-powered aquatic doghouse shaped like a chicken) to get his job back! Along the way he enlists the help of his family and friends, including Uncle MacRuffmantosh, his brother Scruff, Grandma Ruffman, the dread ghost pirate Black Muzzle, nephew Glen, and, of course, his trusty Studio G sidekicks, Blossom and Chet.

Note: This episode was entirely animated. The fetchers earned no points and were not shown until the end, when Ruff calls them, telling them that they were picked for the show.
62 2 "Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing!"[1][5] September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15) 402
Ruff is determined to find the lost Helmet of Victory-an old Ruffman family heirloom that is said to bestow success upon its wearer-and Ruff needs success for his show. Unfortunately, Ruff's owner has set up a new picket fence to keep him yard-bound. He sends Liza and Isaac to learn how to pole vault over the fence, and sends Bethany and Talia out to learn everything they can about fencing.
63 3 "The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage"[1][5] September 16, 2009 (2009-09-16) 403
In order to be a huge success, all Ruff's new "Ruff Meal" needs is a good jingle and about 50 pounds less packaging. He deploys Talia, Isaac, and Sterling to work with a chef to come up with a healthier, more sustainable lunch. He then sends Bethany to meet with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to master "Stars and Stripes Forever" for his jingle.
64 4 "Ruff Pigs Out and Has a Whale of a Time"[1][5] September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17) 404
Ruff's cameradog, Tank, is not the most reliable employee in the world, and Ruff is looking for his replacement. Meanwhile, Blossom informs him that pigs are actually smarter than dogs. Ruff sends Bethany and Brian out to prove Blossom wrong; and Sterling and Liza go to SeaWorld to see if Shamu could make a good replacement for Tank.
65 5 "Ruff's Just Fueling Around"[1][5] September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) 405
Blossom has organized her own FETCH challenge: Two teams of FETCHers will compete in a 50-mile race, and the team that emits the least amount of CO2 wins. Unfortunately, neither Ruff nor Blossom can enjoy the race because they're handcuffed to each other for the entire episode!
66 6 "Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy"[1][5] September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22) 406
It turns out that Ruff has two phobias: spiders and...ballet! Ruff sends Sterling and Bethany (someone else who shares his fear of spiders) out to meet an arachnologist to work in a spider lab, and gives Brian another daunting assignment-to become a ballet dancer!
67 7 "Ruff Rocks the Environmentally Sustainable House!"[1][5] September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23) 407
Ruff is excited about being invited to play rock music in South Carolina-that is, until he realizes that his Swedish environmentalist-rock-star-cousin Ruf Ruffman was actually invited to perform instead. In order to convince Ruf that he should play in the concert, Ruff sends Talia and Isaac to learn how to build a "green" doghouse. He then sends Sterling and Liza to rock n' roll band camp.
68 8 "Doggie Duties"[1][5] September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24) 408
Ruff has to go... bad! He tries to get through the show without an accident, and learns from Liza and Sterling all about "dog duties." He also finds out how astronauts deal with waste in space when he sends Bethany and Isaac to NASA to learn about recycling liquids on the International Space Station.
69 9 "How Not to Impress the Press"[1][5] September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) 409
In order to prep for his big spread in Canine Weekly Magazine, Ruff tries out a new beauty cream... and it turns him into a turkey vulture! So he sends all six FETCHers out to learn whatever they can about turkey vultures. Later they head to an ad agency to figure out how to improve the turkey vulture's image.
70 10 "How to Break the Ice and Also Waddle on It"[1][5] September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29) 410
Ruff is getting ready to attend the annual convention for ARGSHAABPO, the Animal Reality Game Show Host and Aquatic Bird Performer Organization. Unfortunately, the convention will be attended by penguins, and Ruff just can't seem to relate to them. So he sends Isaac to the New England Aquarium to meet up with some penguins to get some pointers; and he sends Brian, Bethany, and Liza to learn the art of improvisation.
71 11 "Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has a Ball with Balls"[1][5] September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30) 411
Ruff is trying to market "Ruffball," a brand new game that's supposed to sweep the nation! Unfortunately, Ruffball is interesting for only about six seconds. Ruff sends Talia and Liza to meet with a physics teacher to learn how to make Ruffball a little more exciting; and he sends Sterling to a stadium to learn how to broadcast a baseball game on the radio.
72 12 "Ruff Bounces Back"[5][7] October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01) 412
Ruff is under a lot of pressure. To his dismay, he's recently heard that schnauzers are the most intelligent breed of dogs. Meanwhile Chet has shredded his final term paper for obedience school. So Ruff decides to send Talia and Isaac to determine which dog breed is the most intelligent. He sends Sterling and Brian to learn about pressure, specifically air pressure, as they play wheelchair basketball.
73 13 "Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? It's Ruffmanman!"[7] October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05) 413
Ruff's nephew Glen has learned that a mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person, is trying to harness the electromagnetic spectrum for evil. He forces Ruff into a mask and tights to become television's newest superhero... Ruffman Man! "Reveal" at the show's end uses WorldWide Telescope.
74 14 "Shrimp a La Carte"[7] October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06) 414
Ruff thinks his "Crustationery" is a great idea. Customers will write letters on crustaceans, which will then be delivered across the Atlantic Ocean by racecar. The service will be a huge success... if you don't mind writing letters on crabs, shrimp, and lobsters. To kick-off his new business venture, Ruff sends Talia out to become a deckhand on a shrimp boat, while Bethany, Brian and Isaac learn how to drive racecars.
75 15 "Ruff Needs His Herring Checked"[7] October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07) 415
Ruff has finally lost it! He's hearing a voice that no one else can hear. Even stranger, the voice is telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Ruff's sanity is at stake as he sends Isaac and Liza to meet with an audiologist to find out everything they can about hearing. And just in case the voice is right about the cookies, he sends Sterling and Brian to a cookie company!
76 16 "Laser/Candid Camera (LePurr Strikes)"[7] October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08) 416
A crime wave has hit the city! The sinister, disguise-wearing criminal LePurr has been hitting up flower shops, and Ruff is determined to stop her! Ruff gets Brian to patrol a local flower shop, and he also sends Isaac out in disguise to try to trick Brian. He then sends Talia and Sterling to learn about laser light and optics, which they will use to dismantle the security system in LePurr's hideout!
77 17 "Ruff's Yard Sale Makes a Racket"[7] October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12) 417

Ruff realizes that he's a horrible shopper. (He just bought a sock at a yard sale for sixteen dollars, after talking the price UP from a quarter!) He also bought a broken tennis racquet at the same sale, which he plans on using in an upcoming match against his nemesis Spot Spotnick! Ruff sends Liza and Talia to the headquarters of Wilson Sporting Goods to design a new tennis racquet for him; and he gets some shopping tips from Bethany and Brian, as they head out to Brimfield Fair, the biggest flea market in the world!

Note: Ruff Ruffman mentioned Antiques Roadshow twice.
78 18 "Gearing Up for Getting Ruff's Goat"[7] October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13) 418
All of the Cat Grooming shows are competing with Ruff's ratings and he's desperate to find the mythical Helmet of Victory that will reverse his fortunes. Uncle MacRuffmantosh calls with news that he thinks he's located the Helmet on a faraway mountaintop, so Ruff plans to ride his trusty tricycle up the mountain to retrieve the prize. (Unfortunately, the tricycle doesn't work so well on mountainous slopes.) So Ruff sends Brian, Bethany and Talia to meet with a bicycle expert and physics professor. Meanwhile, in an effort to get some "grooming" into his show, he sends Liza to learn how to groom a goat.
79 19 "How to Really Train Your Dog"[7] October 14, 2009 (2009-10-14) 419
Uncle MacRuffmantosh is hot on the trail of the Helmet of Victory! He's chartered a train scheduled to arrive at the helmet's hidden location-but the train is riddled with riddles... Ruff sends the six FETCHers to figure out the riddles on the train, which will unlock a mysterious briefcase.
80 20 "Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled!"[8] October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)[9] 420
The lost legendary Helmet of Victory is so close Ruff can almost TASTE it! He's just learned that the Helmet is somewhere in Old Sturbridge Village, a town that time forgot. The FETCHers head off to the village, and then undergo a series of elimination trials to retrieve the Helmet. The FETCHer who finds the Helmet will be the Season IV FETCH Grand Champion! At the end of this season, Ruff finds out that his parents are still alive.

Point totals before finale[edit]

  1. Talia – 1255
  2. Sterling – 1252.5
  3. Isaac – 1237.5
  4. Liza – 1215
  5. Brian – 1205
  6. Bethany – 1182.5

All did 13 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

Points chart[edit]

Contestants Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8 Ep 9 Ep 10 Ep 11 Ep 12 Ep 13 Ep 14 Ep 15 Ep 16 Ep 17 Ep 18 Ep 19 Ep 20
Talia 0 80 90 50 65 35 85 25 80 40 75 80 85 80 35 95 85 85 85 1255
Isaac 0 85 85 50 62.5 35 80 85 95 75 25 80 85 75 75 85 40 35 85 1237.5
Liza 0 80 40 80 70 35 75 75 80 75 75 40 90 45 75 25 80 90 85 1215
Bethany 0 60 80 85 62.5 80 30 75 80 80 25 40 85 85 35 25 85 85 85 1182.5
Brian 0 35 40 80 65 85 30 25 85 75 25 80 85 75 80 80 95 85 90 1205
Sterling 0 35 85 80 62.5 75 75 80 85 40 90 85 85 45 85 85 40 35 85 1252.5
  • Fetcher Stayed in Studio for that episode
  • Fetcher was the winner for the day

Final results[edit]

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

Liza won because she finished her spectrum tower before Isaac could finish his

Season 5: 2010[edit]

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


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


Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
81 1 "Ruff Fetches The Fetchers"[2] October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) 501

Season Five is about to start but Ruff has been so busy trying to find his long-lost parents, Tank is coming to Studio G when Tank is the only contestant, he's forgotten to choose his Season 5 FETCHers! In this casting special, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ruff goes about picking his contestants. Unfortunately, shortly after selecting his intrepid kids, Ruff loses them on the way to Studio G!

Note: Just like Season 4 is Canceled, it too was entirely animated. The fetchers do not appear in this episode, and they also earned no points. Despite this, they were mentioned for the most part. Tank the Bulldog is the only Contestant.
82 2 "Game Show Isle"[2] October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05) 502
After losing his FETCHers at the end of the Season Five premiere, Ruff discovers that they're stranded on a mysterious island-Game Show Island. To get off the island and back to Studio G, they must find the "Fabulous Four" game show relics before sundown or they will be trapped on the island forever! Ruff also learns some important clues about the mysterious disappearance of his parents.
83 3 "You Can't Teach An Orange Dog New Tricks"[2] October 6, 2010 (2010-10-06) 503
Ruff's cousin Bluff Ruffman is about to send a gaggle of mysterious animals to the doghouse. In a panic, Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Disney's Animal Kingdom to learn how to take care for animals. As a backup plan, Ruff wants to know how to make the animals disappear, and sends Rubye to Las Vegas to learn some magic from Penn and Teller.
84 4 "The Ol' Shell Game"[2] October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) 504
Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney-Pixar Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair.
85 5 "Ruffman Manor Is Haunted!"[2] October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) 505

Ruff has just learned that he's set to inherit Ruffman Manor from his ancestor Maximilian Ruffman. The only problem... Ruffman Manor is said to be HAUNTED! Ruff sends all six FETCHers out to check out the manor and find out if it's safe for him to move in.

Note: There is no "Half-Time Quiz Show" in this episode.
86 6 "It's Ruff In the Ring"[2] October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) 506
Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him.
87 7 "A Whole Flock of Cheese"[2] October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) 507
Chet has gone on a cheese craze, replacing everything in the doghouse (including the furniture) with cheese-inspiring Ruff to send Emmie on a cheese-themed challenge. Meanwhile, Ruff is searching for his long-lost parents and decides to employ the help of a carrier pigeon. He sends Jay and Rubye out to learn about carrier pigeons and then compete in a race against one!
88 8 "How Much Frosting Can You Bear?"[2] October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) 508
Grandma Ruffman takes over today's show. Her friends Fig and Tucker's person is getting married, so she calls upon Ruff and the FETCHers to help her with the wedding gifts! She sends Rubye and Jay to meet up with some experts at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to engineer a bear-proof picnic basket for the couple. Meanwhile Shreya, Emmie, Marc, and Marco bake the bride and groom's actual wedding cake!
89 9 "The Legend Of Ruffman's Gold"[2] October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18) 509
Ruff's ancestor Gus Ruffman is believed to have hidden gold in an abandoned mine somewhere in Colorado. He sends Marc, Jay, and Rubye to solve clues, find the mine, and most importantly, find the gold!
90 10 "Who Wants to Trade For Some Old Tracks?"[2] October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19) 510
Someone has just stolen Ruff's garden gnome and he's determined to get it back! In fact, he's so obsessed that he hasn't bathed in several days and is covered in flies-prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene.
91 11 "Eureka Is Not a Brand of Dog Food"[14] October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20) 511
Ruff's owner is running him ragged making him fetch, so he sends Emmie and Shreya to build him a vehicle he can ride on so he doesn't have to run. He then sends Jay and Marco to invent another device that will make his life easier.
92 12 "That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime"[14] October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) 512
Ruff learns that he's horrible at charades. To help him figure out how to act without making a sound, he sends Emmie and Marc to meet some mimes. Then he sends Jay and Rubye to learn how to make sculptures that move called kinetic sculptures.
93 13 "Look What the Dog Dug Up!"[14] October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) 513

When Ruff digs up a sarcophagus in his backyard, he's convinced it's an authentic Egyptian mummy, and he's also convinced it comes with a curse. He sends the FETCHers to the Museum of Fine Arts to authenticate the artifact, and also to a carbon dating lab to verify the age of the mummy. The kids then go through Tomb, an Egypt-themed amusement park to solve the mystery of the mummy.

Note: There is no "Half-Time Quiz Show" in this episode.
94 14 "Ruff Follows His Dream"[14] October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26) 514
After Ruff has a dream where he's flying with an elephant, he decides to see if he can make his dream come true! He sends Marco off to Tennessee to the Elephant Sanctuary to learn what it takes to own and care for an elephant. He then sends Marc and Rubye to learn how to indoor skydive.
95 15 "Birds Are Handy!"[14] October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27) 515
Ruff's rockstar cousin Ruf Rufman wants to record songbirds on his next album. So Ruff sends Emmie and Rubye to meet with field biologists from the Teton Science Schools in Wyoming to work with songbirds in the field. He also sends Marc and Shreya to meet with a hand model due to a misunderstanding between the word "Hands" and the name "Hans."
96 16 "Wolfing Down Some Barbeque"[14] October 28, 2010 (2010-10-28) 516
Ruff has a family reunion barbeque, and invites some distant relatives-wolves! He sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn all about wolves, and sends Jay and Marc to South Carolina to make some authentic southern barbeque.
97 17 "Go Belugas Go! [15]" November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01) 517
Fetch! competes with Go Get It!, the rival cat game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water.
98 18 "Snoop Dog [16]" November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02) 518
Fetch!'s rival game show Go Get It! is produced by a mysterious organization called P.U.R.R.S. Ruff sends all six kids to meet with a team of private investigators and learn how to become gumshoes. Ruff and the Fetchers then try to use their sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of who is behind P.U.R.R.S.
99 19 "Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie! [17]" November 3, 2010 (2010-11-03) 519
Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie. Ruff wants to find the Fetchie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. And at Glen's request, he makes them dress up as pirates.
100 20 "The FETCH! Finale" November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04) 520
It all comes down to this! In the Season 5 Fetch! Finale, Ruff has learned that P.U.R.R.S., the organization that runs Go Get It!, is an evil cat organization! P.U.R.R.S. plans to brainwash the entire country with a device that makes everyone think they're cats! P.U.R.R.S. is also responsible for the disappearance of Ruff's parents. After learning that P.U.R.R.S. headquarters is hidden somewhere inside a water park, Ruff sends the Fetchers to find a way inside. Now all Ruff needs to do is stop the brainwashing device, find his parents, and crown a Fetch! Grand Champion!! All in a day's work for Ruff Ruffman! In the end, Ruff's parents are finally discovered and Marco becomes the fifth and final FETCH champion and takes home the Golden Fetchy. The series ends with Ruff Ruffman's farewell song.

Point totals before finale[edit]

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

All did 13 challenge episodes and 5 quiz shows.

NOTE: Marc Prophet was in Season 4 Episode 9: How Not to Impress the Press.

NOTE: Marco is the only FETCHer of all seasons to survive all elimination rounds (started last place finished grand champion).

Points chart[edit]

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

Final results[edit]

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

Marco won by beating Emmie with building boats and the boats holding the candy.


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


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