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]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedWinner
First airedLast aired
120May 29, 2006 (2006-05-29)June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29)Anna Sheridan
220May 28, 2007 (2007-05-28)June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28)Mike Spence
320September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)Jay Brosnan
420September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)[2]October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)Liza Giangrande
520October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)[3]November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)[1]Marc "Marco" Frongillo

Season 1: 2006[edit]


  • Noah Ellis
  • Khalil Flemming
  • Taylor Garron (from ZOOM)
  • Brian McGoff
  • Julia Millstein
  • Anna Sheridan


Series Season Title Directed By Written By Original airdate Prod. code
11"3-2-1 Blast Off!"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerMay 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 Julia, Anna, and Khalil 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. Meanwhile, Taylor, Brian, and Noah stayed in Studio G.
22"Good Dancing and Bad Breath"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerMay 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 Julia and Khalil to learn how to ballroom dance, and Brian and Anna out to prove that dog mouths are cleaner than human mouths. Meanwhile, Taylor and Noah stayed behind in Studio G.
33"How To Get Out Your Inner Hip Hop"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerMay 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. Ruff challenges Anna to "cook" on the dance floor as she learns how to dance hip-hop. Meanwhile, Noah, Khalil, and Julia must cook for a crowd of picky eaters-animals at the zoo. Meanwhile, Brian and Taylor stayed in Studio G.

Note: This is the first episode in which Ruff subtracts points.
44"Cats? I Thought You Said Kites!"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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. Meanwhile, Khalil and Julia stayed in Studio G.
55"Ye Olde Colonial Episode"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Fetchers back in time - way back - to 1627! Dressed as Colonists, the cast members abandon their video games 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.
66"Saturday Night With A Slight Fever"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Taylor, Brian, and Noah will recognize-their grandparents! Meanwhile, Julia, Khalil, and Anna stayed in Studio G.

Note: This episode is not available on most streaming sites, possibly due to copyright issues with the Aaron Carter song "Saturday Night" playing a major role in the challenge.
77"To Bee or Not to Bee"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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. Meanwhile, Noah and Taylor stayed in Studio G.
88"B.L.T. For Breakfast"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Taylor, Khalil, and Noah 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. Meanwhile, Julia and Anna stayed in Studio G.
99"The Mystery of the Missing Thing in the Haunted Castle"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 all of the Fetchers out to Hammond Castle to retrieve Ruffmanowitz's lost invention.
1010"This Old Lemonade Stand"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Anna and Noah to earn some quick cash by building their own lemonade stand with the help of master carpenter Norm Abram. Meanwhile, Taylor, Khalil, Brian, and Julia stayed in Studio G.
1111"It's Raining Cats and Dogs"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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. Meanwhile, Anna and Julia stayed in Studio G.
1212"That Doesn't Float My Boat"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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. Meanwhile, Brian, Taylor, and Noah stayed in Studio G.

Note: Based on part of the special, PBS Kids Go! Share the Earth Day
1313"Send in the Clowns"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Taylor, Julia, Anna, and Noah sets out to design a water balloon launcher: the Ultimate Weapon of Revenge! Meanwhile, Khalil stayed in Studio G.
1414"Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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, Brian, and Noah out to cook Grandma's recipes...on a farm, and Grandma sends Khalil out to learn how to tell jokes from a professional comedian. Meanwhile, Julia and Anna stayed in Studio G.
1515"Tryin' Chef"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Taylor, Khalil, Brian, and Julia to use creativity, cunning, and capability in this Iron Chef spoof! Meanwhile, Anna and Noah stayed in Studio G.
1616"Don't Put the Kart Before the Sea Lion"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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! Meanwhile, Khalil, Brian, Noah, and Anna stayed in Studio G.
1717"Relaxin' with Ruff"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 sirree. 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."
1818"Scat Cat, Scat"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 Julia, Anna, and Taylor learns how to track all types of wild animals. Meanwhile, Khalil and Brian stayed in Studio G.
1919"Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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 The Fetchers come in: Ruff sends them all to Space Camp for astronaut training!
2020"The Dogcathalon Finale (Grand Finale)"Joshua SeftelJim Conroy and Glen BergerJune 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. However, Anna was crowned the first the Fetch Grand Champion!

Point Totals Before Finale[edit]

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

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 50 80 90 40 90 75 35 95 35 90 1415
Julia 80 85 100 35 105 45 91 35 105 50 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
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 50 85 40 85 80 90 35 100 35 95 1405
Taylor 40 45 40 80 100 90 45 75 100 50 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" Bornkessel
  • Rosario Corso
  • Bridget O'Sullivan [4]
  • 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
211"Ruff Ruffman Breaks the Mold"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyMay 28, 2007 (2007-05-28)201

Season 2 of Fetch is about to start and it looks like it’s going to be one episode long. Ruff has a new assistant Princess Blossom Pepperdoodle Von Yum Yum and she’s a cat. Ruff sends Mike and Willie 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. Meanwhile, Bridget and Rosario stayed in Studio G.

Note: This is the first appearance of Blossom.
222"Ruff's Case of Blues in the Brain"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyMay 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. Meanwhile, Nina and Rosario stayed in Studio G.
233"You Lucky Dog"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyMay 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. Meanwhile, Willie and Madi stayed in Studio G.
244"Ruff's Big Break"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyMay 31, 2007 (2007-05-31)204
Ruff had hurt himself after losing his balance.So he sends Mike and Willie 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. Meanwhile, Nina and Madi stayed in Studio G.
255"The Mystery of DogTopia and Catlantis"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 4, 2007 (2007-06-04)205
Ruff sends all six Fetchers 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.
266"Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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. Meanwhile, Willie and Rosario stayed in Studio G.
277"I'm OK, You're Okra"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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 Nina and Rosario to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans. Meanwhile, Willie and Bridget stayed in Studio G.
288"The Small Fork Is For Dessert (Unless You're A Dolphin)"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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. Meanwhile, Mike, Madi, and Bridget stayed in Studio G.
299"Roughing It With Ruff"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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.
3010"Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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. Meanwhile, Mike, Nina, and Madi stayed in Studio G.
3111"Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea, Part 1"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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. Meanwhile, Bridget and Mike stayed in Studio G.

To Be Continued...
3212"Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea, Part 2"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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. Mike and Bridget had already taken the Half Time Quiz Show.
3313"Yippie Tie Yie Yay, Get a Long Little Doggies"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 18, 2007 (2007-06-18)213
Ruff sends all 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.
3414"Tape Loops and Loop-the-Loops"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 19, 2007 (2007-06-19)214
Bridget and Willie spent the day at Walt Disney World designing a roller coaster. 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 roller coaster. 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. Meanwhile, Rosario and Nina stayed in Studio G.
3515"A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy!"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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! Meanwhile, Madi and Mike stayed in Studio G.
3616"How to Get Dogs and Doggerel in Better Shape"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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! Meanwhile, Rosario and Bridget stayed in Studio G.
3717"Scruff Ruffman At Large!"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 25, 2007 (2007-06-25)217
Rosario, Nina, and Bridget 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. Meanwhile, Willie and Mike stayed in Studio G.
3818"Take Me Out to the Fashion Show"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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 bio-mechanics 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! Meanwhile, Nina and Willie stayed in Studio G.
3919"CSI Ruff"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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.
4020"The Grand Prizeless Grand Finale"Paul SerafiniJim ConroyJune 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 Rosario, Bridget, Willie, and Mike must engineer a device that can "catch" a watermelon without breaking it, and a trivia challenge that pits Willie and Mike against one another recalling science facts, solving word scrambles, and identifying details from previous challenges. At the end of the show, Mike and Willie must select items that they think will float. Once Willie selects an item that sinks, Mike was 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]


  • Harsha Amaravadi
  • Jay Brosnan
  • Samuel "Sam" Blumenfeld
  • Samantha "Sammy" Boucher
  • Demetrius "DJ" Thomas
  • Noël Um


Note: There was no Half-Time Quiz Show in this episode. Note: There was no Half-Time Quiz Show in this episode.
Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
411"The Debut of Smell-O-Vision"September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)301
After Ruff has been sprayed by a skunk. Blossom returns and sends DJ and Harsha to track skunks and find out how to use chemistry to neutralize skunk spray while Jay and Sam learn to "brave the waves" and become junior lifeguards. Meanwhile, Sammy and Noël stayed in Studio G.
422"When Home is a House of Cards"September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30)302

Ruff sends Sam and Sammy to the MSPCA to make a promotional video. Meanwhile, Jay and Noël meet up with a famous card stacker to build a tower of cards. Meanwhile, DJ and Harsha stayed behind in Studio G.

Note: This is the first appearance of Chet.
433"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 Noël to a fire academy so she can learn how to fight fires. In the middle of the show, Noel must save Ruff's kibble from burning after Chet sends it to a fire site! Meanwhile, Sammy and Harsha stayed in Studio G.
444"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 Noël, Sammy, and DJ are challenged to design a float for Ruff's political campaign! Meanwhile, Jay and Harsha stayed in Studio G.
455"Mission Improbable"October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06)305
Ruff sends the FETCHers to Washington D.C. for training to become secret agents and retrieve his prized collar back which happened to be bought by an enemy spy named "Ken L. Koff"(a play on the common canine disease Kennel cough).
466"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. Meanwhile, Noël and Sammy stayed in Studio G.
477"There's Food Safety and Then There's Food Safety"October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08)307
Ruff has discovered a tortilla chip made out of him. Grandma Ruffman calls and sends Sam, Noël, and Harsha to build a foolproof structure that can protect a tortilla chip and her cake. Meanwhile, Sammy visits Spanish Harlem in New York City. Meanwhile, Jay and DJ stayed in Studio G.
488"Do-Se-Dos and Do-Se-Don'ts"October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09)308
Sammy and DJ learn how to square dance while Jay and Harsha learn about various types of habitats at the Franklin Park Zoo. Meanwhile, Sam and Noël stayed in Studio G.
499"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!
5010"What's Bugging Ruff?"October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14)310
Jay, Noël and Sammy are dispatched to Thompson Island where they learn about insects and their habitats while Harsha learns about powwows in New Mexico. Meanwhile, Sam and DJ stayed in Studio G.
5111"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. Meanwhile, Noël and Harsha stayed in Studio G.
5212"Socket to Me"October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16)312
Sam and Sammy work on helping Ruff decrease his electricity consumption while Harsha and Noël get singing lessons and have to perform...LIVE! Meanwhile, DJ and Jay stayed in Studio G.
5313"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!
5414"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 Sam and Harsha's challenge is to work at a grocery store and compete in a grocery-bagging showdown. Meanwhile, Noël and DJ stayed in Studio G.
5515"Feeling Sheepish, Ruff?"October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)315
Ruff sends Noël and DJ to learn to herd sheep, and Sam and Harsha to Utah where they learn about bighorn sheep and their habitat. Meanwhile, Jay and Sammy stayed in Studio G.
5616"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 Jay, Noël and Sammy go to an engineering school to construct a new home for Chet. Meanwhile, Sam and Harsha stayed in Studio G.
5717"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.
5818"Just Toying with Ruff"October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28)318
Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters and do a news piece on brain freeze while Noël and DJ invent a new Ruff Ruffman toy. Meanwhile, Jay and Sam stayed in Studio G.
5919"The Ol' Switcheroo"October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29)319
Ruff sends DJ and Harsha out to engineer a "puck stopper" that he can use as goalie in a game with Scruff's hockey team while Jay and Noël learn how to live each other's daily lives with each of their families by trading places for the day. Meanwhile, Sam and Sammy stayed behind in Studio G. After the show, there was a finale tomorrow, but Scruff refused to get out of Ruff's doghouse. But don't miss the finale.
6020"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 rounds for the FETCHers 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 ended, Scruff stole Ruff's stuff, and it turns out that FETCH! was canceled forever and Ruff was fired for good. Will Ruff get his job back? Jay was crowned FETCH! Grand Champion.

Point Totals Before Finale[edit]

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

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
Noël 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: Noël
  • 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).


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


Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
611"Season Four Is Canceled"[2][5]September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)[6]401

The first episode of Season 4 is an all-animated adventure! After crowning Jay Brosnan Season 3 Grand Champion, 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, Chet, and Gerry Geranium.

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.
622"Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing!"[2][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. Meanwhile, Brian and Sterling stayed in Studio G.
633"The Ruffmeal Needs More Roughage"[2][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. Meanwhile, Brian and Liza stayed in Studio G.
644"Ruff Pigs Out and Has a Whale of a Time"[2][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. Meanwhile, Isaac and Talia stayed in Studio G.
655"Ruff's Just Fueling Around"[2][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 stuck to each other for the entire episode!
666"Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy"[2][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! Meanwhile, Isaac, Liza, and Talia stayed in Studio G.
677"Ruff Rocks the Environmentally Sustainable House!"[2][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. Meanwhile, Brian and Bethany stayed in Studio G.
688"Doggie Duties"[2][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. Meanwhile, Brian and Talia stayed in Studio G.
699"How Not to Impress the Press"[2][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.
7010"How to Break the Ice and Also Waddle on It"[2][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. Meanwhile, Talia and Sterling stayed in Studio G.
7111"Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has a Ball with Balls"[2][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. Meanwhile Isaac, Brian, and Bethany stayed in Studio G.
7212"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. Meanwhile, Bethany and Liza stayed in Studio G.
7313"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.
7414"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. Meanwhile, Sterling and Liza stayed in Studio G.
7515"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! Meanwhile, Bethany and Talia stayed in Studio G.
7616"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! Meanwhile, instead of dismantling the security system, Liza and Bethany stayed in Studio G.
7717"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 racket at the same sale, which he plans on using in an upcoming match against his nemesis Spot Spotnik! Ruff sends Liza and Talia to the headquarters of Wilson Sporting Goods to design a new tennis racket 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! Meanwhile, Isaac and Sterling stayed in Studio G.

Note: Ruff Ruffman mentioned Antiques Roadshow twice.
7818"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. Meanwhile, Sterling and Isaac stayed in Studio G.
7919"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 all six FETCHers to figure out the riddles on the train, which will unlock a mysterious briefcase.
8020"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 4 FETCH Grand Champion! At the end of this season, Ruff finds out that his parents are still alive. Liza was crowned FETCH! Grand Champion.

Point Totals Before Finale[edit]

  1. Talia – 1,255 points
  2. Sterling – 1,252.5 points
  3. Isaac – 1,237.5 points
  4. Liza – 1,215 points
  5. Brian – 1,205 points
  6. Bethany – 1,182.5 points

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.[3]


  • Emeline "Emmie" Atwood[10]
  • Marc "Marco" Frongillo[11]
  • Rubye Peyser[12]
  • Marc Prophet[13]
  • Jay Ricco[12]
  • Shreya Viswanathan[12]


{{Episode List
Series # Episode # Title Original airdate Prod. code
811"Ruff Fetches The Fetchers"[3]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 was too 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.
822"Game Show Isle"[3]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.

Note: There is no "Half-Time Quiz Show" in this episode.
833"You Can't Teach An Orange Dog New Tricks"[3]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 of 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. Meanwhile, Jay, Marc, and Emmie stayed in Studio G.
844"The Ol' Shell Game"[3]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. Meanwhile, Emmie, Marc, and Rubye stayed in Studio G.
855"Ruffman Manor Is Haunted!"[3]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 (AKA the Harry Packer Mansion) and find out if it's safe for him to move in.

Note: There is no "Half-Time Quiz Show" in this episode.
866"It's Ruff In the Ring"[3]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. Meanwhile Jay, Emmie, and Rubye stayed in Studio G.
877"A Whole Flock of Cheese"[3]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! Meanwhile, Marc, Marco, and Shreya stayed in Studio G.
888"How Much Frosting Can You Bear?"[3]October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)508

Grandma Ruffman takes over today's show. Her friends Fig and Tucker's persons are 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!

Note: There is no "Half-Time Quiz Show" in this episode.
899"The Legend Of Ruffman's Gold"[3]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 Jay, Marc, and Emmie to solve clues, find the mine, and most importantly, find the gold! Meanwhile Marco, Rubye, and Shreya stayed in Studio G.
9010"Who Wants to Trade For Some Old Tracks?"[3]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 Marco and Emmie 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. Meanwhile, Jay and Marc stayed in Studio G.
9111"Eureka Is Not a Brand of Dog Food"[14]October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)511
Ruff's owner has rediscovered the joys of playing fetch with her dog. And Ruff is getting annoyed with that. So he sends Emmie and Shreya to build him a vehicle he can ride on so he doesn't have to run. Then, he sends Jay and Marco to invent another device that will make his life easier. Meanwhile, Marc and Rubye stayed in Studio G.
9212"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. Meanwhile, Marco and Shreya stayed in Studio G.
9313"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 all six 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. Then, the kids 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.
9414"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. Then, he sends Marc and Rubye to learn how to indoor skydive. Meanwhile, Emmie, Shreya, and Jay stayed in Studio G.
9515"Birds Are Handy!"[14]October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)515
Ruff's rock star cousin Ruf Rufman wants to record songbirds on his next album. So Ruff sends Jay and Emmie 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." Meanwhile, Marco and Rubye stayed in Studio G.
EpisodeNumber = 96 EpisodeNumber2 = 16 Title = Wolfing Down Some Barbeque RTitle = [14] OriginalAirDate = October 28, 2010 (2010-10-28) ProdCode = 516 ShortSummary = Ruff has a family reunion barbecue, and invites some distant relatives-wolves! He sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn all about wolves, and Felipe sends Jay and Marc to [[South Carolina to make some authentic southern BBQ. Meanwhile, Shreya and Marco stayed in Studio G. LineColor = FF5F5C


9717"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, Rubye and Shreya to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water. Meanwhile, Jay and Emmie stayed in Studio G.
9818"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 Fetchers 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.
9919"Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie! [17]"November 3, 2010 (2010-11-03)519
Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Website. Through this game, he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie. Ruff wants to find the Fetchie first before P.U.R.R.S does, so he sends all six Fetchers off to the island. And at Glen's request, he makes them dress up as pirates. But then a cat came to steal the Golden Fetchie. So all the fetchers came back to Studio G. At the end, they found out that the Golden Fetchie isn’t just a statue. It’s a brainwashing device! That’s how P.U.R.R.S is going to use it during the Go Get It! Season Finale. Anyone who watches Go Get It! is going to think they’re cats. That’s why P.U.R.R.S is going to take over the world. They must be stopped before it’s too late and fast!
10020"The FETCH! Finale"November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)520
It all comes down to this! In the Season 5 Fetch! Finale, Ruff has told Henry from the previous episode 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 Grand Champion and takes home the Golden Fetchie. The series ends with Ruff Ruffman's farewell song.

Point Totals Before Finale[edit]

  1. Rubye – 1,307 points
  2. Emmie – 1,306 points
  3. Shreya – 1,295 points
  4. Marc – 1,291 points
  5. Jay – 1,287 points
  6. Marco – 1,265 points

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.

Episode List Regarding All 5 Seasons[edit]

1. 3-2-1 Blast Off! 2. Good Dancing and Bad Breath 3. How To Get Out Your Inner Hip Hop 4. Cats? I Thought You Said Kites! 5. Ye Olde Colonial Episode 6. Saturday Night With A Slight Fever 7. To Bee or Not To Bee 8. B. L. T. For Breakfast 9. The Mystery of The Missing Thing in the Haunted Castle 10. This Old Lemonade Stand 11. It's Raining Cats and Dogs 12. That Doesn't Float My Boat 13. Send In The Clowns 14. Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success 15. Tryin' Chef 16. Don't Put the Kart before the Sea Lion 17. Relaxin' With Ruff 18. Scat Cat, Scat 19. Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out 20. The Dogcathalon Finale (Grand Finale) 21. Ruff Ruffman Breaks the Mold 22. Ruff's Case Of Blues in the Brain 23. You Lucky Dog 24. Ruff's Big Break 25. The Mystery of DogTopia and Catlantis 26. Reducing The Calories And Cats in Your Life 27. I'm OK, You're Okra 28. The Small Fork Is For Dessert (Unless You're A Dolphin) 29. Roughing It With Ruff 30. Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill 31. Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea, Part 1 32. Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea, Part 2 33. Yippie Tie Yie Yay, Get Along Little Doggies 34. Tape Loops and Loop-the-Loops 35. A Lobster Bake? Oh Buoy! 36. How to Get Dogs And Doggerel in Better Shape 37. Scruff Ruffman At Large 38. Take Me Out to the Fashion Show 39. CSI Ruff 40. The Grand Prizeless Grand Finale 41. The Debut Of Smell-O-Vision 42. When Home Is a House Of Cards 43. Just Call Him Spot 44. Mr. Ruffman goes to Washington 45. Mission Improbable 46. How Not To Impress a Poodle's Mother 47. There's Food Safety and Then There's Food Safety 48. Do-Se-Dos and Do-Se-Don'ts 49. The DogVinci Code 50. What's Bugging Ruff? 51. Will They Like The Show? It's A Shoe-In! 52. Socket to Me 53. Dog of The Rings 54. Arrgh - All Me Eggs Are Cracked! 55. Feeling Sheepish, Ruff? 56. I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down 57. The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman 58. Just Toying With Ruff 59. The Ol' Switcheroo 60. The Season 3 Finale: Ruff and Scruff. The Untold Story 61. Season Four Is Canceled 62. Don't Like Fencing? Try Fencing 63. The RuffMeal Needs More Roughage 64. Ruff Pigs Out And Has A Whale Of A Time 65. Ruff's Just Fueling Around 66. Finding Eight Legged Tights Isn't Easy 67. Ruff Rocks The Environmentally Sustainable House 68. Doggie Duties 69. How Not To Impress The Press 70. How To Break The Ice And Also Waddle On It 71. Blossom Bawls While Ruff Has A Ball With Balls 72. Ruff Bounces Back 73. Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? It's Ruffmanman! 74. Shrimp a La Carte 75. Ruff Needs His Herring Checked 76. Laser/Candid Camera (LePurr Strikes) 77. Ruff's Yard Sale Makes a Racket 78. Gearing Up For Getting Ruff's Goat 79. How To Really Train Your Dog 80. Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fullfilled! 81. Ruff FETCHes the FETCHers 82. Game Show Isle 83. You Can't Teach An Orange Dog New Tricks 84. The Ol' Shell Game 85. Ruffman Manor Is Haunted 86. It's Ruff in The Ring 87. A Whole Flock Of Cheese 88. How Much Frosting Can You Bear? 89. The Legend Of Ruffman's Gold 90. Who Wants To Trade For Some Old Tracks? 91. 'Eureka' Is Not a Brand Of Dog Food 92. That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime 93. Look What The Dog Dug Up! 94. Ruff Follows His Dream 95. Birds Are Handy! 96. Wolfing Down Some Barbeque 97. Go Belugas Go! 98. Snoop Dog 99. Long Glen Silver And The Pursuit Of The Golden Fetchie! 100. The FETCH! Finale


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General references that apply to most episodes