List of Franklin episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the children's television series Franklin.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 13 November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03) January 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
2 13 September 7, 1998 (1998-09-07) November 30, 1998 (1998-11-30)
3 13 October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18) February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21)
4 13 May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08) July 31, 2000 (2000-07-31)
5 13 September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
6 13 April 11, 2004 (2004-04-11) August 9, 2004 (2004-08-09)

Episodes[edit]

  • = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number by season

Season 1: 1997–98[edit]

Ep Cartoons Original air date
1 1 "Franklin Plays the Game / Franklin Wants a Pet" November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
  • Franklin's soccer team practices to be the best team in Woodland.
  • Franklin tries to decide what sort of pet he wants.
2 2 "Hurry Up Franklin / Franklin's Bad Day" November 6, 1997 (1997-11-06)
  • Franklin tries to hurry to get to Bear's birthday party on time.
  • Things go from bad to worse for Franklin after Otter moves away.
3 3 "Franklin Goes to School / Franklin Is Lost" November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
  • Franklin is nervous about the first day of school. Snail is as well.
  • In a game of Hide-n-Seek, Franklin and Fox gets themselves lost in the forest.
4 4 "Franklin Has a Sleepover / Franklin's Halloween" November 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)
  • Franklin has his very own sleepover with Bear, which Bear has difficulty adjusting to.
  • All his friends want Franklin to go into the Haunted House, even though Franklin's scared. Bear claims to Franklin that he will go inside the Haunted House first, but he ends up staying home due to a cold. Franklin and his other friends later find out that the ghost they have been seeing at the Halloween party is really their schoolteacher, Mister Owl.
5 5 "Franklin Rides a Bike / Franklin Is Messy" November 20, 1997 (1997-11-20)
  • Franklin wants to ride a bicycle without the training wheels.
  • Franklin learns a valuable lesson in picking up after himself.
6 6 "Franklin Fibs / Franklin's Blanket" November 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
  • Franklin makes up a lie about him eating 76 flies in the blink of an eye.
  • Franklin's blanket goes missing days before a sleepover at Aunt Turtle's.
7 7 "Franklin Is Bossy / Franklin's Fort" December 8, 1997 (1997-12-08)
  • Franklin's bossy attitude doesn't bode well with his friends.
  • Franklin's friends build a tree fort and Franklin tries to overcome his fear of heights.
8 8 "Finder's Keepers for Franklin / Franklin's New Friend" December 15, 1997 (1997-12-15)
  • When Franklin finds a camera and loses his stuffed dog Sam, he worries that someone will go "Finders Keepers" on Sam.
  • A new friend, Moose, comes to school, but because he's different, Franklin doesn't know if he can be friends with him.
9 9 "Franklin's School Play / Franklin and the Secret Club" December 25, 1997 (1997-12-25)
  • Franklin gets stage fright during a production of The Nutcracker.
  • All of Franklin's friends are allowed to join Porcupine's exclusive club; however, Franklin and Snail are not allowed.
10 10 "Franklin and the Red Scooter / Franklin in the Dark" January 5, 1998 (1998-01-05)
  • Franklin has not got the money for a scooter, but eventually he makes a temporary swap for Rabbit's.
  • Franklin is afraid to go into his small, dark shell.
11 11 "Franklin and the Tooth Fairy / Franklin Takes the Blame" January 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
  • Franklin wants a present from the tooth fairy, but turtles don't have teeth.
  • Franklin does jobs for Mr. Mole while he's on vacation, but neglects his garden. However, Franklin and Mr. Mole fix it.
12 12 "Franklin's Christmas Gift / Franklin's Granny" January 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)
  • Franklin has to decide which of his gifts he needs to give to the toy drive for Christmas.
  • Franklin visits his Granny for the day and learns how much those visits mean to Granny and there's much more to her than he knows.
13 13 "Franklin and the Baby / Franklin Goes to Day Camp" January 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
  • Bear becomes a big brother to Beatrice, which at first distresses him until he gets the chance to look after her.
  • At day camp, Bear spending more time with Possum makes Franklin feel left out, until Bear consoles him.

Season 2: 1998[edit]

Ep Cartoons Original air date
14 1 "Franklin's Visitor / Franklin's Not-So-Broken Bone" September 7, 1998 (1998-09-07)
  • Franklin finds a fish friend for Goldie, and Mr. Mole's grandson visits Franklin as well. However, the new fish and Mr. Mole's grandson become a little mischievous and don't share Franklin and Goldie's interests to play.
  • After learning that Skunk is receiving a lot of attention due to her broken arm, Franklin lets Bear puts a papier mache cast on his arm so he can get better attention, but it proves to be a hindrance.
15 2 "Franklin's Gift / Franklin Growing Up Fast" September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)
  • Seeing his friend's Mother's Day gifts that have a use makes Franklin think his isn't special enough, until his mother sees it for herself.
  • Franklin feels he has grown up overnight. Bear makes him have second thoughts about growing up, but Franklin's parents tell him it doesn't happen that quickly.
16 3 "Franklin the Spy / Franklin's Library Book" September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
  • Franklin's and Bear's serious spy business ruins Badger and Beaver's puppet show, but the two make it up to them.
  • Franklin forgets his library book which gets ruined in rain, but is afraid to confess until his parents tell him what responsibility is.
17 4 "Franklin's Kite / Franklin and the Babysitter" September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28)
  • Franklin damages his kite and lets Fox take it. Franklin and Bear learn from Fox's father how to reuse junk into something useful.
  • Franklin avoids his substitute babysitter Mrs. Muskrat. They come to like each other after getting out of a locked closet.
18 5 "Franklin and the Broken Globe / Franklin's Valentines" October 5, 1998 (1998-10-05)
  • Goose becomes pessimistic thinking she broke the class globe, until Franklin and Bear admit their folly.
  • Franklin's Valentines are lost and ruined from a breeze, but his friends understand what happened and he makes some Friendship cards the next day.
19 6 "Franklin's Family Treasure / Franklin's Music Lessons" October 12, 1998 (1998-10-12)
  • Franklin carelessly trades away his grandfather's old penny whistle. Granny and Franklin follow a trail to get it back.
  • Franklin and Beaver takes piano lessons from Granny to impress Ms. Panda.
20 7 "Franklin Takes a Trip / Franklin's Bicycle Helmet" October 19, 1998 (1998-10-19)
  • Franklin and his parents go on holiday to a pioneer village, which is fun for Franklin but hard work for his parents.
  • Franklin hides his bike and helmet thinking he'll be laughed at, but is told that he needs to wear it if he wants to pass the safety course.
21 8 "Franklin's Birthday Party / Franklin's Nickname" October 26, 1998 (1998-10-26)
  • Franklin thinks it won't be much fun to hold his birthday party at home, but his parents help make the party extra special at home.
  • Franklin and his friends get a nickname, which soon escalates into a bad name game.
22 9 "Franklin and Otter's Visit / Franklin's Collection" November 2, 1998 (1998-11-02)
  • Otter visits Franklin. However, her interests have changed and the changes in the village are not to her liking.
  • Franklin needs a collection for Show and Tell. Franklin finally decides on a rock collection and with help from Mr. Owl.
23 10 "Franklin Says Sorry / Franklin and the Fire" November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09)
  • Franklin and co. tell of their secret flag and quarrels with Bear. With help from everyone, Franklin manages to sincerely apologize.
  • Franklin takes many precautions in his own house. With help from his parents, he learns professional fire safety tips.
24 11 "Franklin's Garden / Franklin Runs Away" November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)
  • Franklin finds a caterpillar, but it eats his flowers. Mr. Mole teaches him that this the natural way of garden animals.
  • With everyone mad at him, Franklin runs off with Snail to the tree fort.
25 12 "Franklin's Gloomy Day / Franklin Tells Time" November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23)
  • On a rainy day, Franklin is bored. Whatever stifles his boredom is short lived, until his parents teach him how to play by himself.
  • Franklin fails understand hours and minutes, making him lack punctuality. Mr. Owl helps Franklin to understand time better.
26 13 "Franklin's Test / Franklin and the Duckling" November 30, 1998 (1998-11-30)
  • Franklin readies himself for the school spelling test, but he cheats on the last word. Full of guilt, Franklin confesses to Mr. Owl.
  • Franklin takes a lone duckling home, who proves to be quite a handful. Franklin finally brings the duckling back to its family.

Season 3: 1999–2000[edit]

Ep Cartoons Original air date
27 1 "Franklin and His Night Friend / Franklin and the Two Henrys" October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18)
  • Franklin makes friends with a bat named Bat, but problems emerge when they can't meet because Bat is nocturnal.
  • Bear loses Beaver's pet hamster, Henry, while watching him when she's on vacation.
28 2 "Frankin's Nature Hike / Franklin's Starring Role" October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
  • Franklin helps Snail a bit too much during a nature walk with Bear, Beaver, Fox, and Goose.
  • Franklin feels sad when he doesn't get a big part in the school's production of Sleeping Beauty.
29 3 "Franklin's Masterpiece / Franklin and the Computer" November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
  • Franklin wins a contest with a painting that he and his friends painted.
  • Franklin spends too much time on Beaver's computer game, "Dam Builders."
30 4 "Franklin the Trooper / Franklin's Fossil" November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
  • Franklin helps Mrs. Muskrat repair her old boat.
  • Franklin and Bear discover a trilobite fossil in the garden.
31 5 "Franklin and the Fortune Teller / Franklin's Cellar" November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
  • Beaver tells Franklin that he will have a bad day, so Franklin becomes cautious the following day.
  • Franklin is afraid of going down into the cellar, for fear of the monsters that live there.
32 6 "Franklin Plants a Tree / Franklin the Hero" November 29, 1999 (1999-11-29)
  • Franklin's preconceived notions about trees are turned upside down when he gets the responsibility of planting one.
33 7 "Franklin's Day Off / Franklin's Homemade Cookies" December 6, 1999 (1999-12-06)
34 8 "Franklin the Fabulous / Franklin Camps Out" February 7, 2000 (2000-02-07)
  • Franklin tries to learn magic like a famous magician, Martin the Magnificent.
35 9 "Franklin and the Puppy / Franklin Takes the Bus" February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)
  • A lost puppy follows Franklin around, and Franklin wants to keep him.
  • Franklin takes the school's toy bus without asking.
36 10 "Franklin and the Copycat / Big Brother Franklin" October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
  • Rabbit steals Franklin's technique for drawing storm clouds.
  • A young boy named Squirrel hangs out with Franklin, Fox, and Raccoon.
37 11 "Franklin and the Grump / Franklin's Promise" January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17)
  • Mr. Groundhog gets grumpy during February 2nd, and Franklin tries to find out why.
  • Mr. Turtle promises to fix Franklin's bike, but only after he fixes a sprinkler, which may take more time than originally intended.
38 12 "Franklin and the Thunderstorm / Franklin's Maple Syrup" January 31, 2000 (2000-01-31)
  • Franklin doesn't want his friends to know that he is afraid of thunderstorms.
  • Franklin and Bear compete with Beaver and Fox for who will make the best maple syrup.
39 13 "Franklin Helps Out / Franklin's Missing Snacks" February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21)
  • Franklin can't find a job to help with in the community.
  • Bear is accused of eating all of the snacks his friends stored away for safe keeping.

Season 4: 2000[edit]

Ep Cartoons Original air date
40 1 "Franklin's Good Deeds / Franklin's Submarine" May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08)
  • Franklin tries to do a good deed in order to get journalist Mr. Coyote to get him into the newspaper.
  • Franklin receives a submarine by mail that isn't at all what he imagined it to be.
41 2 "Mr. Fix It Franklin / Franklin Has the Hiccups" May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
  • Franklin fears he's growing up too fast when he starts fixing things he never fixed before.
  • Franklin gets nervous about a forthcoming chess championship being held at his school.
42 3 "Franklin Delivers / Franklin's Shell Trouble" May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22)
  • Franklin and Bear are eager to deliver newspapers while the local paperboy is away for the weekend. They soon find out that windy Saturdays are much better for flying kites than delivering papers.
  • Franklin's shell is peeling, so he tries to hide the ointment he used to make it feel better from his friends.
43 4 "Franklin's Sailboat / Franklin Snoops" May 29, 2000 (2000-05-29)
  • Franklin thinks that a newer, prettier sailboat in Mr. Mole's store is better than his older, run-down sailboat he currently owns.
  • Franklin accidentally snoops on Bear's birthday present.
44 5 "Franklin's Father / Franklin Plays Hockey" June 5, 2000 (2000-06-05)
  • Franklin's father tells him stories of his childhood mistakes while he and Franklin wait at the train station for Franklin's mother.
  • Franklin and Bear help Skunk get ready for hockey season.
45 6 "Franklin and the Puppet Play / Franklin's Stopwatch" June 12, 2000 (2000-06-12)
  • Beaver becomes too bossy during a production of a Little Red Riding Hood puppet play.
  • Franklin discovers how slow he actually is when he gets his hands on a stopwatch.
46 7 "Franklin Meets Ermine / Franklin's Funny Business" June 19, 2000 (2000-06-19)
  • Franklin's friends don't believe him when he explains that a different kid wreaks havoc on his fun.
  • Franklin and Rabbit get too much into playing practical jokes being played on their friends.
47 8 "Franklin and Sam / Franklin's Berry Patch" June 26, 2000 (2000-06-26)
  • Franklin tries to hide Sam while on a camping trip with his friends.
  • Franklin and Bear try to hide a secret berry patch all to themselves.
48 9 "Franklin's Rival / Franklin and the Trading Cards" July 3, 2000 (2000-07-03)
49 10 "Franklin's Robot / Franklin the Detective" July 10, 2000 (2000-07-10)
  • Franklin and Fox try to build a robot.
  • Franklin tries to find out where the ball went during a game of baseball played by Beaver, Fox and Raccoon.
50 11 "Franklin the Fearless / Franklin's Lucky Charm" July 17, 2000 (2000-07-17)
  • Franklin's friends think that he is fearless going down Thrill Hill, the steepest hill in all of Woodland.
  • Bear feels unlucky, so Franklin gives him a fake four-leaf clover to try and boost his luck.
51 12 "Franklin at the Seashore / Franklin and Snail's Dream" July 24, 2000 (2000-07-24)
  • Franklin and Bear accuse two crabs of stealing their seashells.
  • Snail wants to learn how to fly, but everyone else thinks it's ridiculous and dangerous, except for Franklin.
52 13 "My Franklin / Franklin's Mom" July 31, 2000 (2000-07-31)
  • Franklin and Bear want to play in the park, but Bear's younger sister keeps calling out to them. Franklin keeps retiring until they realize the she was actually calling out to Bear.
  • Bear, Franklin and his family prepare to go out for a camping trip. While packing up, Mr. Turtle accidentally drops a frying pan and it lands on his foot which gives him serious injuries, forcing him to stay out of the vacation. Mrs. Turtle takes care of the rest of the work, which has some differences than what Mr. Turtle does.

Season 5: 2002[edit]

Ep Cartoons Original air date
53 1 "Franklin the Teacher / Franklin's Allergy" September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)
  • Franklin tries to teach Harriet so she will be ready for kindergarten.
  • Franklin fears he's allergic to his best friend, Bear.
54 2 "Franklin Loses a Book / Franklin and Betty" September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24)
55 3 "Franklin's Pumpkin / Franklin's Jug Band" September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25)
56 4 "Franklin and the Bus Patrol / Franklin and Wolvie" September 26, 2002 (2002-09-26)
57 5 "Franklin Stays Up / Franklin's Bargain" September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)
58 6 "Franklin's Big Game / Franklin's Reading Club" September 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)
59 7 "Franklin in Two Places / Franklin's First Star" September 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
  • Franklin overextends himself when he tries to attend Bear's ball game and Beaver's art show at the same time
  • Franklin and Bear are aspiring hockey players. They soon find out that Mrs. Muskrat is one big fan of hockey whenever they meet a professional athlete named Coyote (voiced by Elijah Wood). After Franklin and his friends end their hockey game, he announces the three stars of the game which are Fox, Beaver, and Mrs. Muskrat. She has never played hockey, but has always been generous about everyone.
60 8 "Franklin's Float / Franklin's Party Plans" September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30)
  • Franklin learns from Skunk that she and her family are moving, but misunderstands along with Bear, Beaver and Goose, and they think she's moving out of Woodland. In the end, it turns out that Skunk is moving just around the corner and still going to be in Woodland.
61 9 "Gee Whiz Franklin / Franklin Can't Wait" October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01)
62 10 "Franklin's Spring First / Franklin Plays Golf" October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
63 11 "Franklin's Canoe Trip / Franklin's Interview" October 3, 2002 (2002-10-03)
64 12 "Franklin's Crystal / Franklin's Advice" October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
  • Franklin and Beaver find a quartz crystal in the pond, but have trouble sharing it.
  • Snail cracks her shell during a soccer game.
65 13 "Franklin's Cookie Question / Franklin's Picnic" October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)

Season 6: 2004[edit]

Ep Cartoons Original air date
66 1 "Franklin Forgives / Franklin's Dance Lessons" April 11, 2004 (2004-04-11)
  • Franklin brings Goldie to his family picnic. After Harriet accidentally knocks Goldie into the pond, Franklin has trouble forgiving her.
  • Franklin initially tries to get out of dance lessons before learning it can be fun.
67 2 "Mother Hen Franklin / Franklin and the Swimming Party" April 18, 2004 (2004-04-18)
  • Franklin becomes overly protective of Harriet after she gets an injury.
  • Franklin, Bear, Beaver, Rabbit, Fox, and Skunk are having a swimming party on their last day of school. Unfortunately, Skunk doesn't know how to swim, and things only get worse for Franklin, but he accidentally reveals the secret. Soon Franklin gets itchy turtle foot due to spending too much time in a pool, and Skunk sees him but thankfully doesn't reveal the secret.
68 3 "Franklin's Badge / Franklin Stargazes" April 25, 2004 (2004-04-25)
  • Franklin joins the Woodland Trailblazer troop, finding that there is much more to it than simply earning badges.
  • Franklin trades away his new telescope before realising its potential. He tries to get it back and ends up striking a bargain.
69 4 "Franklin's Soccer Field Folly / Franklin the Photographer" May 2, 2004 (2004-05-02)
  • Franklin is embarrassed after he scores a soccer goal for the opposing team.
  • Beaver starts a camera club at school. Franklin tries to get a picture of a butterfly, but finds it to be a difficult task.
70 5 "Franklin Itching to Skateboard / Franklin the Weather Turtle" May 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)
  • Franklin and Bear's idea for skateboarding doesn't go as well as they wanted.
  • Franklin is an aspiring meteorologist after spending time with Mr. Groundhog.
71 6 "Franklin in Charge / Franklin's UFO" May 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)
  • Franklin takes on Mr. Turtle's household chores. He finds that he can't do it all, and doesn't have to.
  • Franklin and Rabbit chase after UFOs after reading a newspaper article. They consult with Mr. Mole for advice.
72 7 "Franklin's Pond Phantom / Franklin Migrates" May 30, 2004 (2004-05-30)
  • Franklin and Bear scare their friends with a tall tale about sea-serpent that supposedly dwells in Woodland Pond.
  • Franklin learns about Migration Celebration from Goose and joins in the celebration.
73 8 "Franklin's Word / Hockey Fan Franklin" June 6, 2004 (2004-06-06)
  • Harriet hears a hurtful word and starts using it at inappropriate times.
  • Franklin gets nervous jitters after winning a contest to meet his favorite hockey star.
74 9 "Franklin the Coach / Franklin Plays It Safe" June 13, 2004 (2004-06-13)
  • With Coach Porcupine away, Franklin takes her place. Feeling he is out of his depth, Beaver takes the job.
  • After some lessons from the safety inspector Mr. Marmot, Franklin and Bear alienate their friends when they stop their friends from doing potentially unsafe things.
75 10 "Franklin's Favorite Card / Franklin's Expedition" June 27, 2004 (2004-06-27)
  • When Bear returns Franklin's soccer cards, Franklin thinks Bear lost his favourite one. This leads to a rift in their friendship.
  • Franklin and Bear go on an expedition for the Woodland Trailblazers. They decide to go on a hike together, but everything they planned seems to go wrong.
76 11 "Franklin's Candy Caper / Sir Franklin's Squire" July 25, 2004 (2004-07-25)
  • When Franklin puts a strange penny in Mr. Mole's candy machine, all of the candy comes out.
  • Franklin and Snail play "knights" on a royal quest. Along the way, their friends join in on the fun.
77 12 "Franklin's Go Cart Race / Franklin Sees the Big Picture" August 1, 2004 (2004-08-01)
  • Mr. Owl assigns Franklin and his class the task of building go-carts.
  • Franklin is teased for reading a "baby" book.
78 13 "Franklin Figure Skates / Franklin's Bike-a-Thon" August 9, 2004 (2004-08-09)
  • Franklin learns to play hockey.
  • Franklin participates in a charity ride for a new library computer.

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